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The Oracle Report | Friday, August 15 – Saturday, August 16, 2014



Friday, August 15 – Saturday, August 16, 2014

Disseminating Moon Phase: share, communicate

Moon in Aries/Taurus

Ruling Mahavidya: Bhairavi (The Goddess Who Heals the Heart)

Skill: seek wisdom

Negative Imprint: giving up, hopelessness, dissatisfaction, neglecting self (especially the physical body and physical needs), standing still when you need to move, fear of change, fear for personal security

Positive Imprint: care, sharing, perspective, patterns, taking chances, self-care, care for the physical body and physical needs, learning, foreshadowing of the future

Friday and Saturday’s energies are complex. The Moon will move into Taurus around noon ET/4:00 pm UT Friday, beginning to strongly aspect all of the planets in Leo and Scorpio. One by one, the Moon will make hits with Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and finally the Black Moon. Since this process occurs through the remainder of the Disseminating Moon phase, I’ve detailed both days’ energies in this report. Here’s the chronology (keep in mind that energy flows in waves, so these themes will flow through time, not happen just at the exact time indicated):

August 15 8:00pm ET/midnight UT Moon square Venus

Venus reaches the degree that kicked off this lunar cycle, so the theme of “taking a leap or staying in place” focuses around relationships. The position of the Moon brings up losses, grief, and all kinds of things from the past. The purpose of this is to let go of things that are not working now or things that are haunting you from the past. It is easy to get lost in losses under this energy. Grief isn’t always about what we’ve lost; it is sometimes about what we never had. This month has been about healing heartaches, and the Venus energy that is activated by the Moon is helping us purge that pain. New space needs to be made because new opportunities are on the way with the next lunar cycle (which begins August 25).

August 15/16 midnight ET/4:00 am UT Moon square Jupiter

Light is brought to things that are in shadow. This may involve seeing something about ourselves that we tend to keep in shadow. Sometimes we compartmentalize our lives when stressors or events become overwhelming. It is our attempt to maintain control of our psyches. But we pay a price when we cut off our emotions or cut things out of the picture. Whatever we remain in denial about eventually surfaces for clearing. This moves us to integrate our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. When we do this, we operate in a more holistic, mentally-balanced way. Take in the bigger picture.

August 16 9:30 am ET/1:30 pm UT Moon oppose Mars

Consider undertaking an experiment. What happens when you remove a burden you’ve been shouldering? To find out, you will need to put that burden down for a little while. When you do, note how you feel. Would you like this feeling to continue? If so, what would you need to do to assure that? Can you commit to it? If you are angry about something, it will show up to be addressed with this astrological aspect. There is wisdom here if we are willing to see.

August 16 7:00 pm ET/11:00 pm UT Moon oppose Saturn

Changes are indicated. These may come as a reaction against being constrained or restricted in some way. Things from the past are triggered, but this is happening to bring a rebirth – a change in form.

August 16 8:00 pm ET/midnight UT Moon square Black Moon

As the Disseminating Moon phase ends, enormous potential is beginning to stir. The highest octave of this energy wants to show us bright parts of the future, but the lowest octave reinforces feelings of being lost, ungrounded, or hopeless. The goal of the Friday and Saturday transit of the Moon is to bring healing. Attach to the rebirth side of the Black Moon instead of the death side of it. Reach for the light.

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Truthout Daily Digest Monday, 11 August 2014

Apologies again for posting this so late.This first article is important and disturbing-even if you don’t personally have any interest in indigenous issues.

Not only resource theft and appropriation drives these invasive tactics. The Powers that Were are determined that there be No Alternative to the miserable mess they are still making of our world.

By enforcing their worldview and structure on everyone and every inch of land or sea on Earth they can complete their illusion of No Alternative.

So if fascist oligarchy isn’t your preference for government, and despoiled wasteland isn’t your choice for where to live-support indigenous peoples and act in solidarity with everyone who opposes this insane path.

We really shall overcome-even if it seems impossible.

Communal Lands: Theater of Operations for the Counterinsurgency

Renata Bessi and Santiago Navarro F., Translated by Miriam Taylor, Truthout: The Pentagon has been funding mapping expeditions of indigenous areas in Mexico. Its aim? To incorporate indigenous territories into the transnational corporate model of private property, either by force or through agreements.

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Fracked on Their Own Petard: The Self-Implosion of an Industry on the Ropes

Adam Briggle, Truthout: As Denton seeks to become the first city in Texas to ban fracking, the industry is trying to frame the fight in economic terms. That frame, it turns out, is a poor choice for leaders.

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Gar Alperovitz | Is Worker Ownership a Way Forward for Market Basket?

Gar Alperovitz, Truthout: Market Basket seems a prime candidate for transition to employee ownership that could keep the leadership that built the company’s culture in place, while laying the groundwork to maintain that culture by rooting ownership in the company itself.

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“Pro-Troop” Charity Misleads Donors While Lining Political Consultants’ Pockets

Kim Barker, ProPublica: Move America Forward has collected millions of dollars to send care packages to US troops. But its appeals often rely on images and stories borrowed without permission, and its assets have been used to benefit consulting firms and political action committees.

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Reflections on the Maidan and Pro-Autonomy Political Movements in Ukraine

Roger Annis, Truthout: Social researcher at the Moscow-based Institute for Globalization Studies and Social Movements Daniel Grigor’ev speaks with Truthout about the origins and development of Ukraine’s ”Maidan” and East Ukraine’s autonomy movements.

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Another Unarmed Black Teen Shot by Militarized Police

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: On Saturday, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer. Brown’s death has sparked considerable outrage in Ferguson, with protests breaking out all weekend long and continuing today.

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As Migrant Children Face Backlash, Communities Mobilize to Drown Out Hate

Laurie Smolenski, Waging Nonviolence: During rallies this summer, the hateful taunts of anti-immigration counter-protesters were drowned out by communities singing songs of freedom, resonating toward the skyscrapers in Manhattan.

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Dean Baker | The Entitlement of the Very Rich

Dean Baker, Truthout: Last week we got to see the thinking of the very rich when Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of General Electric, complained at a summit with African heads of state and business leaders about the fact that there is even an argument over the reauthorization of Export-Import Bank.

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California Drought Leaves Farmworkers Hung Out to Dry

Julia Wong, In These Times: The crops being harvested in California this summer are smaller than usual thanks to the record-setting drought that has reached extreme levels in more than half of the state. It’s another blow to California’s hundreds of thousands of farmworkers who are struggling to survive.

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Our Privacy and Liberty Are Still at Risk, Even if Leahy NSA Bill Passes

Elizabeth (Liza) Goitein, Brennan Center for Justice: Even if the Senate version of the USA Freedom Act becomes law, Americans’ private information will remain vulnerable – under both the domestic programs addressed by the bill and other, much larger, programs nominally targeted at foreigners.

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Walgreens Will Not Move Overseas to Avoid Taxes, and More

In today‘s On the News segment: Walgreens has caved to public pressure and announced that it will not move overseas to avoid paying US taxes; in the last year alone, the default rate on federal student loans has risen by 5 percent; the United States is the richest nation on the planet, but we’re the only advanced economy that doesn’t guarantee workers a vacation; and more.

Watch the Video and Read the Transcript

A Bike That Stamps Your Message on the Street, and Three Other Open-Source Tools for Activists

Molly Rusk, YES! Magazine: StreetToolbox offers new tools for the political communicator – from a remote-controlled car that writes messages in colored sand to a kit that turns your bike into a mobile printing press.

Read the Article and Watch the Videos

The Mass Destruction of Iraq: The Disintegration of a Nation: Why It Is Happening and Who Is Responsible

Truthout writers William Rivers Pitt and Dahr Jamail have collaborated on a new e-book that examines the history behind the chaos in Iraq. From PNAC to Bush, with vivid reporting from the scene, this book definitively explains why this is happening. Order The Mass Destruction of Iraq for Kindle now!

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“Poor Door” Approved for Luxury Apartment Building in NYC Is Economic Apartheid

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: The rich, apparently, do not want to have their days disturbed by mingling with those of less income. So, real estate developers in at least three cities are developing rental buildings with separate doors for wealthy renters and those with reduced economic means.

Read the BuzzFlash Commentary

Study: Keystone XL’s Carbon Emissions Would Be Four Times Higher Than the US Thought

Read the Article at The Guardian

Obama’s Pentagon Covered Up War Crimes in Afghanistan, Says Amnesty International

Read the Article at The Daily Beast

The Wall Street Journal: The Funny Papers of Modern Journalism

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Koch Brothers Reach Out to Hispanic Community in New “Libre Initiative”

Read the Article at the Associated Press

The Man With the Cardboard Sign: “Ferguson Police Just Executed My Unarmed Son!!!”

Read the Article at Prison Culture

Minimum Wage Laws Aren’t Just for Workers With the Lowest Wages

Read the Article at Al Jazeera America

George Will Confirms Nixon’s Vietnam Treason

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

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A short update on the energies

Thank you Aisha! Good to know not only is this experience of overwhelm not a failure but just another part of the process. And that advice about how and where to seek the shelter that is seeming increasingly important inspires much gratitude. Thank you all for sharing both your wisdom and experience here on Asha’s blog, and your love and energy around this pond. Surely this can only work as a team effort. The cultural programming toward isolation and atomization is being shredded by the intensity of the waves. Like the guide ropes at the Antarctic research stations, our connection to the Pond can keep us centered when we can’t see the path at all.

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You have by now ridden many an energetic wave on this, your journey to completion, but what you are traveling on now, cannot be likened to any of them. You see, not only have you been lifted far past the high water mark already, this wave will not cease to move forward and you with it anytime soon. As you have seen earlier, a wave such as this usually comes in, for then to seemingly cease and pull slowly out again after having pushed you all one step further along. But this time, you can think of it more as a permanent river of light continuously pushing you all ever further inland into this vast and still mostly undetected and unexplored landscape.

And so, for much of your time, you will still feel unsettled and unsure as to just how and where and when you will know anything certain about…

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Truthout Daily Digest Thursday, 14 August 2014

Another Night of Police Violence in Ferguson; Governor Relieves Local Police of Protest Duty

Candice Bernd, Truthout: Last night, police in Ferguson, Missouri shot tear gas and rubber bullets at people protesting the shooting of an unarmed teenager. Two journalists were arrested after being told to stop filming.

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“Stop Fearing Our Children”: Why Juvenile Incarceration Needs to Go

Maya Schenwar, Truthout: Although lawmakers and the media may decry atrocious conditions, overcrowding and rampant violence in juvenile prisons, they aren’t examining the roots of the problem. In this interview, author Nell Bernstein takes on the question: Why are we locking up children at all?

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Armed With Military-Grade Weapons, Missouri Police Crack Down on Protests Over Michael Brown Shooting

Amy Goodman and Juan González, Democracy Now!: The Missouri town of Ferguson looks like a war zone as police fire tear gas, stun grenades and smoke bombs to break up a fifth night of protests over the police shooting of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown.

Watch the Video and Read the Transcript

Homeschooling for Critical Consciousness

Jeffrey Nall, Truthout: Educator Jeffrey Nall explains why he and his wife, April, homeschool their children. Rather than the near-exclusive domain of social isolationists, conservatives and religious fundamentalists, homeschool can be compatible with democratic, progressive and feminist values, he contends.

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Moving From a Culture of Death to a Culture of Life: Mobilizing for the People’s Climate March

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Truthout: As preparations intensify for the People’s Climate March, in NYC September 21, we must remember that change via technology alone will not avert global disaster. We must also transition to a new social paradigm that prioritizes preserving the integrity of human beings and the natural world.

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To Terrify and Occupy: How the Excessive Militarization of the Police Is Turning Cops Into Counterinsurgents

Matthew Harwood, TomDispatch: Welcome to a new era of American policing, where cops increasingly see themselves as soldiers occupying enemy territory, often with the help of Uncle Sam’s armory, and where even nonviolent crimes are met with overwhelming force and brutality.

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Briefing the President but Keeping the Public in the Dark

James Arkin, The Center for Public Integrity: Washington prepared some grim early estimates of the death and destruction that would come from a nuclear war with Russia, but kept the details secret for more than 50 years.

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The Mystery of the Malaysian Airlines Crash Over Ukraine

Zhuge Li, Truthout: What is known and what remains to be proven or investigated in the mystery of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur? Who has benefited from the air tragedy? A Malaysian airline safety engineer considers the facts.

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War Always Comes Home

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: The scenes coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, illustrate the stupidity of war and the stupidity of our corrupt political system putting weapons of war on our streets, just to pad the wallets of the multibillion dollar defense contractors who own our politicians.

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Cry for Argentina: Fiscal Mismanagement, Odious Debt or Pillage?

Ellen Brown, The Web of Debt Blog: Argentina has now taken the United States to The Hague for blocking the country’s 2005 settlement with the bulk of its creditors. The issue underscores the need for an international mechanism for nations to go bankrupt. Better yet would be a sustainable global monetary scheme that avoids the need for sovereign bankruptcy.

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Economic Update: Markets and Immigration

Richard D. Wolff, Economic Update / Truthout: This episode covers the drop in household wealth across the United States, and the ways in which Social Security finances are more about wages than aging. We also discuss the political economy of immigration and the contradictions inherent in capitalism. Plus, we respond to listeners’ queries about worker co-op incubators and fundraising by the Clintons.

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The Mass Destruction of Iraq: The Disintegration of a Nation: Why It Is Happening and Who Is Responsible

Truthout writers William Rivers Pitt and Dahr Jamail have collaborated on a new e-book that examines the history behind the chaos in Iraq. From PNAC to Bush, with vivid reporting from the scene, this book definitively explains why this is happening. Order The Mass Destruction of Iraq for Kindle now!

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Yes, Sarah Palin Supports Socialism in Alaska

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: Want a check for up to $2,000 from big government for just living in a state? Then you might want to move to socialist Alaska.

Read the BuzzFlash Commentary

“Go Ahead and Shoot Me”: The Veteran Who Defied Ferguson’s Cops

Read the Article at The Daily Beast

Jim Hightower | What’s Wrong With the GOP’s “Hell No” Faction

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Arrested While Covering Ferguson Shooting Protests: A Reporter’s First-Person Account

Read the Article at The Washington Post

Racism, the Misuse of Genetics and a Huge Scientific Protest

Read the Article at The Los Angeles Times

Following Assault on Gaza, “Freedom Flotilla” to Sail Against Siege

Read the Article at Common Dreams

Jimmy Carter Blasts “Nutcases” Who Block Climate Action

Read the Article at EcoWatch

Why the United States’ Police Are Becoming So Militarized

Read the Article at The Economist