“It isn’t possible to be enlightened and know it. What you hold yourself superior to is a part of you.” Hugh Prather, Notes on Love and Courage
It seems like such a long time ago that I was talking about the beginning of this long epic cycle that would shake the United States and the world for 16 years. This was back in 2008 when it began and the financial crisis set the US hair on fire. It hasn’t stopped. It just builds through phases. We are now in the 9th year of this important transit and have to keep moving through until 2024 when it lets us go.
How have you personally changed since the beginning of this cycle, the fall of 2008? What are you willing to change going forward? We had just starting using smart phones when this cycle began. Have you stepped up your technological skills? It seems we are being assaulted from all sides. That is part of the process of this cycle. There is great polarity going on now and people who have attached themselves to their positions in this man-made show, will be stressed even more.
The most intense part of this period is now. It should feel like the eye of the storm. We have all of 2018 and 2019 to get through before you will begin to see a picture of true possibilities. It will begin to improve after 2020 which coincides with the next presidential election. You can expect a wild ride going forward. Investigations and lawsuits will increase and distract from accomplishments both in running the country and in your own life. People are really just stirring from the sidelines now. I even saw in an apartment window the sign “Resist”. This was a first. America is building the “resistance” and will pull in people who never voted before. All of this talk about voter fraud and voter suppression are front and center in the headlines. The Trump administration is creating a false narrative trying to prove voter fraud from the prior election. Voter suppression in all its forms, including gerrymandering of districts will be front page news for the rest of this year and next. The Supreme Court this fall will be hearing a case on gerrymandering of districts. There is much at stake and those in power and those outside of power know it.
All in all, this is about power and those who have it want to keep it. Never forget that behind every politician in office are lobbyists and private, anonymous donors who can control and manipulate their candidates. That is not even mentioning the foreign money behind shell corporations or individuals that can influence the elections. This Pluto in Capricorn transit takes no prisoners and so you will see and hear about this corruption as it intensifies over the next two years. The investigation that is quietly going on behind the scenes with Robert Mueller is very important and very hopeful. Mueller will try very hard to stay out of the headlines and continue to uncover the truth. It won’t be pretty but it is necessary.
Remember, Trump, is a media person who knows how to grab headlines and sell his product. His continual bashing or excluding the press is very telling. The free press of this country is critical to the well being of society. It is considered the 4th branch of government. The marginalization of the press and the exclusion of main stream press at important events is also very telling. He who controls the news can control the narrative.
It is ironic that the Resistance was very strong against the Nazi’s during World War II. I think that the word “Resist” is morphing into a resistance movement. If the healthcare bill removes millions of people’s healthcare or wages don’t rise more quickly (it is still at 2.5% as of today and it has been stuck there or lower for decades) to help the middle class, the Resistance will grow and change the dynamics of power. In the longer run of time, it will be the millennial generation that will come into power and move the United States into a more progressive direction. They are in the wings, all 80 million of them. The irony of this generation is that it really thinks the government should do more to help its citizens.
Once Pluto leaves Capricorn and moves into Aquarius, everything starts reversing. The corporation and their connection to control and power of the government will wane and weaken. Laws in favor of employees as well as employers will strengthen. It’s a different day. Don’t be surprised if you see the big face of the tech world, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Google and Amazon become loathed as much as we did the banks back in 2008 and 2009.
The next two 1/2 years will not be easy but they will be important in the scheme of remaking the core of governance. The titans of power who pull the strings of the elected will come to see the folly of their focus. It will take time but it will come. The old Piscean Age is dying and along with it goes the fossil fuel industry which always was a characteristic of the Piscean Age. Underground liquid fuel is very Piscean, as is water. We will come to know the shortage of water as we transit out of this Age. The time will come when the future humans of earth will speak of these times as not the Iron Age or the Bronze Age or the Golden Age but the Fossil Fuel Age and the people of the fossil fuels.
Continue to keep your connection to the Divine and the unseen world in which you will return. This is just a visit and you must leave here one day. Live your life with more joy, more spontaneous moments, laugh more, live close to the day rather than the month or next year. Live as if you could leave at any moment. Your life is more than sound bites, rants, tweets and distractions and it is more than the need for you to be right. It is more than bills, relationships and money. Try to get in nature as much as possible and see how powerful the ocean, the mountains, the stars, the breeze and the great beyond are in the balance of life. We must stay connected. In the words of the author Hugh Prather from his book Notes on Love and Courage, “I can be inspired to grow, but more often I grow because I have been broken by certain unyielding realities. When I have once again been made aware of my fallibility, I am then predisposed to learn.”
There is a very big difference between the “rules” as they may be written (and how they are interpreted) and what is actually happening. The “identification” I have observed poll workers ask for when people request provisional ballots is proof of address. This only proves where people live. It does not prove they are a citizen entitled to vote. There is no point continuing to debate this issue because you and I obviously have very different political views. However, I suspect when the truth comes out, we will see how many illegal voters are actually voting.
You can register as early as 16 but you cannot vote in CA. Regarding showing proof of registration and voting ability in California, here is more information: Do you need photo ID to vote?
Identification Requirements to Cast a Ballot You may be asked to provide identification if you are a first time voter, on the inactive list, or challenged by a poll worker. You do not need a photo ID. Valid forms of ID must include your name and the address at which you are registered to vote.
There is no law that says illegals can register to vote – that is true. However, on the DMV form there is a box you can check that asks if you want to register to vote. My son did and he was automatically registered to vote before he even turned 18. Also, the fact that driver’s licenses for illegals are “different” is irrelevant. People at the polling places are not allowed to ask for IDs. (I asked about this and they said they are not allowed to.) You have to show ID to cash a check, fly on an airplane, etc., but not to vote? Things have really changed since I was a Deputy Register of Voters. You used to actually have to prove you are a citizen…..no more. I find it quite interesting that most of the complaints about releasing information are coming from Democratic states….now why would this be?
One thing I forgot to mention is that Kris Kobach is also requesting party affiliation and that is not needed to find voter fraud, which then clearly suggests another agenda. We must use discernment and seek out all the facts and question what we hear. Watch various news stations and promote stations that allow both parties to speak so we hear straight from the horse’s mouth, not just a summary of what they said by someone else. A couple of weeks ago in an interview the main guy from Breitbart said that he picks what part of the news he likes and doesn’t report all of the facts, which of course changes the story and is a lie by omission. Thank you for your reports Gail and giving me hope that this will work out for our country’s best. Keeping the faith.
You have stated, “The Trump administration is creating a false narrative trying to prove voter fraud…” and then go on to state, “Pluto in Capricorn states we will “hear about corruption”. So, with more and more articles that started in 2016 to today when many news agencies are stating, some grudgingly, that Trump’s assertions are proving right, how do we know that some of the corruption that will be coming to the surface is precisely that there has been massive voter fraud? We hear so much on both sides of the fence… isn’t this a time period to just observe and watch and see?
Voter Fraud Is Real. Here’s The Proof – The Federalist
Oct 13, 2016 – Data suggests millions of voter registrations are fraudulent or invalid. … This week, liberals have been repeating their frequent claim that voter fraud doesn’t exist. … Yet as the election approaches, more and more cases of voter fraud are beginning to surface.
The Truth About Voter Fraud In 2007, the Brennan Center for Justice carefully examined allegations of fraud to get at … Domestic voter fraud isn’t a real threat.
Missouri Secretary of State: Yes, voter fraud is a real threat | Fox News
Thank you for this excellent and comprehensive overview, Gail.
I have been reading, The Soul of Money: Reclaiming the Wealth of Our Inner Resources, and Twist makes succinct points.
In my opinion, The Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court has allowed corporations to become “people,” dark money and super pacs to influence and change our whole democratic process.This administration and cabinet is all about money. The power of millionaires and billionaires, who were appointed, are out of touch with 98% of our population. Their current Modus Operandi is at odds with many voters who still have deeply held values, commitments and ideals. I trust that Robert Mueller’s investigation will bring to light what has been going on in secret behind the scenes during the election. I try to stay out of the political fray, as much as possible , and instead hold the vision and focus on what I am FOR. We need heart-centered energy in our evolutionary unfolding and the more positive we are, the more powerfully we affect our quantum field of reality.
I agree with your sharing that we must stay connected to Mother Earth, Nature and meaningful, genuine relationships. Our daily life is our legacy and my daily prayer is, “May all beings awaken.”
Thank you Karen for all of this information. I check everything out on Snopes or other false/true investigative outlets. Interesting take on it. Sidebar here, we are all not in a 9th year, we are in the number 1 year of beginnings. We are in a new phase of the challenges to many of the world’s systems
It will be several years as we work out the finances of the US. It will go well into the 2020’s. There is much as stake here in the United States. Keep reading outside the box and include the geopolitical conditions. It is tough to lose so much but it does take a “lean horse for the long race”. Best wishes to you for the long view.
Thanks for writing but I have to point out the error here on illegals voting in California. This old false bit of rumor has been around for about 10 years. I also suggest anyone to check out Snopes http://www.snopes.com/california-motor-voter-act/ to get the truth on these rumors promoted on various news outlets, including “Fox and Friends”.
In February 2016, California officials announced that more than 600,000 undocumented people were granted driver’s licenses in 2015 (the first year after AB 60 took effect):
That renewed interest in another California law, the “New Motor Voter Act,” which was passed in October 2015. The combination of these two acts, one allowing undocumented people to obtain driver’s licenses, the other automatically registering citizens to vote when obtaining a driver’s license, sparked fears (which have been periodically resurrected for more than a decade) that California was allowing undocumented people to vote.
But neither Assembly Bill 60 nor the New Motor Voter Act provide undocumented immigrants with any additional federal benefits:
While critics of the New Motor Voter Act fear that undocumented people may slip through the loopholes and get registered to vote, it’s false to say that California has made it legal for undocumented people to vote. In fact, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said that the new law is actually more secure:
While it’s true that undocumented people in California can obtain a driver’s license, the state has not passed any laws which also gives them the right to vote. The New Motor Voter Act was passed in an effort to improve voter turnout, and while this law does automatically register citizens to vote when obtaining or renewing a driver’s license, this only applies to citizens who are already eligible to vote.
The way automatic registration works is relatively simple: Eligible citizens are registered to vote when they show up at a Department of Motor Vehicles office to obtain a driver’s license or state ID. The DMV gives the eligible voter a chance to opt out if they prefer not to register. If the person does not opt out, the DMV electronically transfers their voter registration information to the Secretary of State’s office, rather than making election officials enter data by hand from paper registration forms…
“… Automated voter registration is actually a more secure way of doing things,” California Secretary of State Alex Padilla told HuffPost in September. Potential voters “have to demonstrate proof of age, the vast majority of time people are showing a birth certificate or a passport, which also reflects citizenship. That’s arguably more secure than someone checking a box under penalty of perjury,” Padilla said.
One more note, the driver’s license given to illegals is marked differently than the normal California license. It cannot be used as an ID for air travel, voting etc.
You are so right about voter suppression and when he started talking about voter fraud I knew they had an agenda to further steal the vote. Kris Kobach of Kansas (KKK) has a system he uses called Crosscheck that eliminated over 1 Million legal minority voters on the false claim of voter fraud. If all those people voted illegally they would be in jail. This is how they steal the Democratic vote and probably stole the presidency, house and senate seats in the last election, along with many other issues revealed through the recount. They match people by first and last names, ignore middle names, and ignore if it’s a Sr. and Jr. and purge them via their “secret list” sent to each Secretary of State. They target African-American, Latino, and Asian Americans who have many common names and who tend to vote Democratic. Kris Kobach is paid off by the Koch Brothers. It is part of the Latino culture for women to be named Maria and then go by their middle name. That makes a ton of Maria Hernandez (all different middle names) that are wiped off the list. I’m including a few links including a court tape of how they can cheat the electronic voting systems. If this is the 9th year, then I wish it would end now. I pray we come out of this better and stronger than before.
Kris Kobach caught on tape
Computer voter theft:
Gail, I look forward to your posts. Thank you for your insight. You remind me to remain close to Source regardless of the circus playing out around us.
“The Trump administration is creating a false narrative trying to prove voter fraud from the prior election.”
Gail – much of what you say is accurate – the above statement is not. California is one of the biggest offenders. Giving illegals driver’s licenses has allowed them to register to vote and I think it will be revealed that many of them did. They have also already found evidence of illegal voting in many states but the main stream media does not seem to want to talk about it. I do love your final statement about being connected to nature….always a good place to re-balance!
Thank you for your on-point observations and hopeful prognosis.
When events don’t seem to make sense or be connected to reality, your prudent advice and insightful views are valued balancing tools.
You keep me focused on evolution when all around I feel the pull to choose a faux stance.
Deep gratitude to you Gail.
Gail, as always you have an excellent take on the big picture…passing on, to many and of course to Steve….hope all is well with you!!
Yes, Gail, I remember you announcing that long 16 year haul awaiting all of us and thought that’s impossible. Here we are 9 years later, it seems LIFETIMES later for me (loss of employment, home, material attachments, and a whole new identity in the making!). My other astrology friends say there are similar transits going on in 2018 and we are in for another economic “reset.” Karma for 19 trillion of debt and the money press keeps on printing. Then there is 2020-2021! We indeed live in interesting times!
Yes!!! I needed this today. Thank you, Gail!
Thank you Gail. This post is particularly powerful and helpful for the current political climate. I appreciate the reminder to refocus on the joy of life and the beauty and inspiration nature provides, at no cost! 🙂
Great post Gail!