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The Oracle Report | Thursday, October 30, 2014



The Oracle Report – Thursday, October 30, 2014

“To Boldly Go…” Scorpio Lunar Cycle Overview – October 22, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

First Quarter Moon Phase: branch out

Moon in Capricorn/Aquarius

Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala (Goddess of the Lotus Blossom)

Skill: integrate the aspects of yourself that are revealed

Negative Imprint: causing damage, forcing, unsupportive and unsupported, feeling abandoned or lost, mood swings, feeling unable to cope, dividing and conquering

Positive Imprint: repairing damage, transcending conditions, improvisation, reflections, facing truth through the fall of illusions, people of like mind and mission coming together

If the energy of this lunar month is like being on a sight-seeing bus filled with bold tourists going where no one has gone before, today the bus stops for gas and repairs.

An opportunity to explore presents itself.

In keeping with the energy of “pausing” and taking a departure, let me tell you a story of the day instead of giving a report.

Many of us on the bus wish the driver would’ve stopped in a better part of town, so to speak. Everything looks ominous. Symbols of death abound. Do the people that inhabit this place worship death?

Shadows seem to stalk us, only to flee when we catch a moment’s glimpse of them. The light of the Full Moon casts their reflection off of a calm river.

One of us notices a large canoe along the bank of the river. It is big enough for all who decide to take a side trip, but who will go? What possible type of phantoms could lie deeper in this realm?

Another of us thinks to check the map. It indicates that a place called Shadow Springs is a short distance by water. The map says it is a hot spring.

Can we trust it?

Some of us decide to find out. Grabbing a few torches, we ease into the canoe, setting out in the direction of these Shadow Springs.

We soon discover the map did not tell us we would be paddling through caves. Because we are bold, we continue on, not looking back, trusting our ability to take care of ourselves no matter what we encounter.

A strange thing happens when the firelight of our torches reflects off the cave walls. Some of us see ourselves and our fears reflected. Monsters of our own making thrash about and we are captivated by the scene. We see what holds us back. We see what we do not want to face.

Just when our fears seem like they will overtake us, a warmth fills the air and our melts away the shadows of Shadow Springs. It is indeed a hot spring – a place where the hearth of the Goddess heals our souls.

We all jump in, immersing ourselves with Oneness, with all the lost parts of us that linger in shadow. They are not phantoms; they are lost parts of our own power.

We take them back with us, integrated and back home inside of us where they belong.

In case the message gets lost in translation: It’s a Black Moon day, one of the last during the Black Moon’s jaunt through Leo, and one of the last of the rebirth stages that those with the Black Moon or Sun in Aquarius or Leo. The energy brings out people’s core fears. People project those fears onto others. Analyze what people are telling you about yourself from this perspective. They are probably talking about themselves but don’t know it. We project what we cannot face about ourselves.

Black Moon days try to trick us into feeling separated from Spirit by giving us illusions of fear. New readers can look up their own Black Moon and the core fear identified by it in the Appendix of my book on the Black Moon – free on the Books tab atwww.oraclereport.com. This is information all wise owls need to know about themselves. Know yourself, know the universe.

Face what you see about yourself today – the good and the not-yet-so-good. Remember that the not so good is based in an illusion of fear – of a false belief in separation from Spirit. Let the gentle warmth of the Goddess bring you back to where you need to be.

Crescent Moon Phase: persevere

Moon in Capricorn

Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala (The Lotus Goddess)

Skill: be the wise owl in inner contemplation and outer observance

Negative Imprint: demanding one’s way, prejudice, projection of one’s own feelings onto others, moody, denial

Positive Imprint: integration of aspects of ourselves, openness, expansion, self-respect, clearing of emotions, drawing on inner resources, heritage

This month’s journey on the “sight-seeing bus filled with tourists” takes us along the water’s edge today.

The energetic signatures that most of the planets are delivering today involve water. Water is symbolic of emotions, cleansing, the unconscious mind, and mutability (things being changed by outer forces). Water can be placid or it can be whipped up into white caps. Since we will likely see and/or experience the variety of these “watery” states today, we will invoke the shamanic skill of being like the wise owl in a tree in inner contemplation and outer observance.

This means we quiet our minds. We direct (command) the swirling energies to whirl away from us by not engaging anything that tries to draw us into a power struggle, a dramatic conflict, an emotional tailspin, or lower-level vibrations. We go to the inner spaces and we do this while we are fully active in our everyday lives. We carry themindset of the wise owl in the tree. This is why it is called a skill. It requires practice. The goal is to be able to maintain it all day.

It’s easier to do when you remember the “observe” element. We aren’t in stasis in our inner contemplation. We are also alert to the liveliness of the world around us and the way Spirit wields the collective dream to impart messages, information, and wisdom to us. So we are open to direct interaction from Spirit, but neutral to the matrix.

This month’s ruling Wisdom Goddess is Kamala, who is also known as the Lotus Goddess because she brings passions back to life for blooming. She is especially good at helping us make admissions to ourselves about our shadow sides. When we integrate more of our shadow side, we become stronger. Today she will attempt to mutate or change patterns of behavior that keep us from actualizing the brilliant light codes of our souls. She draws something out of us, possibly something very deep, and then blesses us.

Regardless of what situations, feelings, and conditions are today, they are undergoing a transmutation into something else. When we get to the Full Moon phase of this cycle, we will have gained more clarity and insight about these things. Today is an important connecting piece on the journey.

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Common Dreams Highlights Tuesday, 28 October 2014

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Election 2014: Ballot Issues to Watch


British Spy Agency: We Don’t Need Warrant for Americans’ Data. We Have ‘Arrangements’

Tar Sands Resistance Blowing Huge Hole in Oil Industry’s Bottom Line: Report

“Chickenshit”: Public Feud Erupts Between Named (and Unnamed) US-Israeli Officials

Local GMO Fights Smash Records as Monsanto’s Millions Bankroll Opposition

A Dozen Wisconsin Communities Challenge Corporate Personhood With Vote to Overturn Citizens United

Media Outlets ‘Outraged’ After FBI Caught Falsifying AP Story to Target Suspect

and more…



Karl Nerenberg: Do Canada’s Police and Spies Need More Power?

Jay Stanley: Ebola: Travel Bans, Quarantines, and Political Courage

Evan Walker-Wells: Blocking the Youth Vote in the South

Katrina vanden Heuvel: Justice for Edward Snowden

Mark Morford: Don’t Believe Women Are Endlessly Harassed? Watch This

and more…



Public Citizen: Report: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dominates Undisclosed Spending in Congressional Races

Center for Reproductive Rights: Oklahoma Women At Risk of Losing Access to Non-Surgical Abortion on November 1

Environmental Defence: TransCanada Vastly Exaggerating Energy East’s Ability to Reduce Overseas Oil Imports

and more…

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Truthout Daily Digest Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Henry A. Giroux | Higher Education and the New Brutalism

Henry A. Giroux, Truthout: The crisis of higher education is about much more than a lack of funding, an assault on dissent, the emergence of a deep-seated anti-intellectualism or its service to the financial elite; it is also about a crisis of memory, agency and politics.

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William Rivers Pitt | This Nation of Cowards

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: Kaci Hickox’s quarantine is but one example of a nation that has entirely surrendered to its fears, both real and imagined, because those fears are a facile way for TV networks to get ratings, and for politicians to get coverage by stoking those fears.

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Victoria Law | What Do Private Prisons Have to Do With the Upcoming Election?

Victoria Law, Truthout: As Election Day draws near, what are some of the ways that private prison corporations support their candidates? What do they receive in return? Why should voters care?

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Judith Butler: On Israel, Palestine and Unacceptable Dimensions of the Status Quo

Dan Falcone, Truthout: Critical theorist and activist Judith Butler talks about Israel, Palestine, Gaza, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, US education, anti-Semitism, radical democracy, activism, inequality, solidarity and more.

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Does Crying Terrorism Trump Free Speech?

Chip Gibbons, Truthout: The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the appeal of Tarek Mehanna marks another step in the US government’s long history of attempts to curtail the free speech rights of dissidents.

Read the Article

What Has Greed Cost the United States?

The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program: Virtually every societal problem in the US today can trace its roots back to the overwhelming levels of greed that have taken over our economy and society. While greed is destroying the US, other countries are saying, “Not so fast,” and are putting people ahead of profits.

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Concerned About ISIS, but Also About Endless War? Back Limits on the Use of Force

Robert Naiman, Truthout: Members of Congress can show that they back the public’s desire for a Congressional debate by supporting a new resolution setting limits on use of force. You can urge your representative to back the resolution.

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Monsanto, Big Agriculture Spend Millions Fighting Ballot Measures to Label GMO Foods

Amy Goodman and Aaron Maté, Democracy Now!: Colorado and Oregon could soon become the first states in the nation to pass ballot initiatives mandating the labeling of food products containing genetically modified organisms.

Watch the Video and Read the Transcript

E-Votes Flip D to R in Texas, R to D in Illinois: More Trouble With Touch Screens

Brad Friedman, The Brad Blog: “As early voting is now under way in much of the country, we are, predictably, beginning to receive our first reports from voters seeing their votes flipped before their eyes on touch-screen voting systems.”

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Black Freedom Fighters in Ferguson: Some of Us Are Queer

Darnell L. Moore, The Feminist Wire: “Not all of the freedom fighters are black men with masculine swag and pedigree. Not all of them are cisgender and straight and able-bodied. Some of us are women. Some of us are queer. Some of us are trans. Some of us are poor. Some of us are disabled.”

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“You Got Into My Heart Violently, but You’re There”

Studs Terkel, TomDispatch: “I can see myself dying. I think the process would be messy, the actual dying, death. But I don’t think I would be particularly bothered by the fact that death is inevitable. I’m not embracing death, but I’m not afraid of it.”

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On the News With Thom Hartmann: NPR’s Climate Coverage Has Declined Over the Years, and More

In today‘s On the News segment: NPR is supposed to be our national public radio, but it’s barely covering climate issues that are in the public’s interest; the World Trade Organization says you don’t need to know where your meat comes from; more than 24,000 Texans want climate denial removed from their children’s textbooks; and more.

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Paying for Cheap Chocolate

Emily Schwartz Greco, OtherWords: What if US consumers kept spending $20 billion a year on chocolate and bought a smaller quantity of higher quality? We might hand out smaller morsels too good to throw away. Here’s the best reason for higher prices: child labor.

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The Surveillance Security State Is a Cancer Spreading Through the Body of the United States

Mark Karlin, BuzzFlash at Truthout: This cancer will continue to grow upon the US body politic until it is disinfected by sunlight.

Read the BuzzFlash Commentary

BP Gulf Oil Spill Left Rhode Island-Sized Oily “Bathtub Ring” on Sea Floor, Study Finds

Read the Article at The Associated Press

In Legalization Battles, Alcohol Defines the Politics of Marijuana

Read the Article at BuzzFlash

Report Reveals Wider Government Tracking of Mail in US

Read the Article at The New York Times

How Dark Money Is Taking Over Judicial Elections

Read the Article at Mother Jones

The Blundering Rise and Epic Fall of the Christie-Cuomo Ebola Quarantine

Read the Article at Talking Points Memo

Texas Election Judge Forced to Bar 93-Year-Old Veteran From Voting

Read the Article at Crooks & Liars

A Catastrophe of Disenfranchisement

Read the Article at The New Yorker

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Orion Magazine | Meet the New Farmers October 30,2014

Orion Magazine - Nature / Culture / Place
1026.png Young People Change the Face of Farming

Young folks are flocking to farming as a meaningful and rewarding vocation–and while they face some of the same challenges that faced the back-to-the-land movement during the 1960s, today‘s young farmers are meeting them with a new set of tools, including the internet.

Author Lauren Markham meets idealistic farm entrepreneurs in “The New Farmers,” her article in the November/December issue ofOrion, many of whom joined this branch of the food movement because of its ability to build a better world. As one interviewee says: “The more I learned about agriculture, the more I saw it as a tool for change.”

1028.jpg Ring Ring, a Bird Call for You

This week, acoustic ecologist Hank Lentfer sends the latest from his ongoing series “Sounds from Alaska,” which in the past has featured whales, wolves, and more. This time, though, it’s all about the birds.

Lentfer much prefers the ring of a bird call to the ring of a phone call–don’t we all? Give a listen to what Hank’s hearing in his part of Alaska and leave a comment there about who’s “ringing” in your neighborhood these days.