Astrology Of July 2022 – North Node Conjunct Uranus

Astro Butterfly July 1, 2022

July 2022 is one of the most important months of the year. July 2022’s star transit is the North Node conjunct Uranus in Taurus.

The North Node and Uranus only meet every 15 years, so the conjunction will influence us for the following 15 years.

North Node has an applying effect, so we will witness an amplification of Uranian themes: breakthroughs, shake ups, innovations and unexpected developments in technology, groups of people and communities, financial systems, resources, and the stock market.

Even if nothing may happen on the day of the transit, this conjunction will set into motion a series of events that will influence us for years to come.

At an individual level, the conjunction will be experienced as a pull to live our life on our own terms. We can discover resources and talents we didn’t know we had, or we can finally get rid of trauma or energy draining behaviors that have been sabotaging us for years.

But let’s have a look at the most important transits of the month:

July 2nd, 2022 – Mars Square Pluto

July stars on a highly intense note. On July 2nd Mars (at 27° Aries) squares Pluto in Capricorn.

Mars is the planet of action – is how we go after what we want. Pluto is the higher octave of Mars, and it represents the collective will. When the two clash, there is a tension between what we want, and what is realistically possible.

Mars doesn’t take no for an answer, but Pluto will push all our buttons, showing us that we can’t just have everything. Should we try harder, or surrender and accept that there are things we just cannot have?

When Mars is square Pluto, the answer is always in the middle – yes, we don’t want to give up on what it is that we want. But on the other hand we want to learn what the limitations are, where our old approaches need to be assessed.

July 5th, 2022 – Mars Enters Taurus

On July 5th, 2022 Mars enters Taurus. Normally, Mars in Taurus is calm and steady UNLESS it is triggered at a visceral level.

And since Mars will conjunct both North Node and Uranus towards the end of the month, we will likely experience the unpredictable side of Mars in Taurus. The Red Bull inside each one of us will be awakened.

July 13th, 2022 – Full Moon In Capricorn

On July 13th, 2022 we have a Full Moon at 21° Capricorn. The Full Moon is conjunct Pluto, opposite Mercury, trine Uranus, and square Chiron.

Even if the Moon in Capricorn is normally in control of her emotions, at this particular Full Moon, spirits run high. We might find ourselves more argumentative, talking more than we should, or acting out on our wounded feelings.

As with any Capricorn lunation, the big question is “what are we trying to achieve?” Capricorn is our higher self, the adult inside each one of us. It’s ok to be brutally honest (Full Moon conjunct Pluto) or have difficult conversations (Full Moon opposite Mercury) as long as we don’t lose sight of our goal, and we act from our best possible selves.

July 16th, 2022 – Sun Conjunct Mercury

On July 16th, 2022 Sun is conjunct Mercury at 24° Cancer, which means we are already in the middle of the current Mercury cycle which started on May 21st, 2022. If you’ve initiated a new project when the Mercury project started, now it’s time to bring it to life.

July 18th, 2022 – Venus Enters Cancer

On July 18th, 2022 Venus enters Cancer. Venus feels good in Cancer, since both Venus and Cancer speak the same language: the language of emotions.

This doesn’t mean it’s all warm and cozy. In Cancer, Venus squares Jupiter in Aries (early in the transit) and Pluto in Capricorn (later on).

There is some feistiness in the air – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Acting upon our feelings creates an energy of honesty which facilitates trust and growth.

July 18th-20th, 2022 – Mercury And Sun Opposite Pluto

On July 18th, Mercury (at 27° Cancer) opposes Pluto in Capricorn, and two days later, the Sun follows suit.

Pluto oppositions are always intense because they bring to our immediate attention things that has been bottled up. When something that has been bottled up screams for release, our first reaction is to fight against it. That’s why Pluto transits are associated with power struggles.

Let’s say an event a few years back has bothered us. Perhaps someone has been disrespectful or has coerced us to do something against our will, which left us disempowered. Back then we hadn’t fully processed that event.

Now, when a similar situation occurs, we’re not only fighting the current situation. We are fighting against the repeating pattern, and what it means for who we are, for what it is that we are asked to do differently.

When Pluto opposes Mercury and the Sun, notice where your resistance is triggered, what makes you angry, what makes you feel powerless. This resistance will point to something very important about yourself – this is where Pluto is asking you to level up, and become stronger and resilient.

July 19th, 2022 – Mercury Enters Leo

On July 19th, 2022 Mercury enters Leo – and our thinking and communication become more proud and confident. No more hiding behind a rock (Mercury in Cancer). Speak out. Deliver that message. Roar the truth.

July 28th, 2022 – New Moon In Leo

On July 28th, 2022 we have a New Moon at 5° Leo. This is a highly optimistic New Moon that is trine Jupiter in Aries. Jupiter’s energy is amplified since Jupiter is now stationary. The July-August lunar cycle is the best time of the year to take a chance and GO BIG with your projects.

July 29th, 2022 – Jupiter Turns Retrograde

On July 29th, 2022 Jupiter goes retrograde at 8° Aries. When a slow-moving planet like Jupiter changes direction, we all notice it.

Jupiter rules our beliefs, goals, and our big WHY. When Jupiter goes retrograde, we are invited to take a step back and re-evaluate our big WHY – the reason we’re doing what we’re doing.

July 31st, 2022 – 2022 – North Node Conjunct Uranus

On July 31st, 2022 we have the exact North Node-Uranus conjunction at 18° Taurus.

This epochal conjunction is further fueled by Mars (at 17° Taurus), so at the end of the month we have a very intense Mars-North Node-Uranus conjunction.

Whenever we have an Uranus transit, we ‘expect’ the unexpected. Most people are filled with positive anticipation when there’s an upcomingUranus transit – that’s because they ‘hope’ that the Uranus transit will bring them something they want, but out of reach.

In reality, “expect the unexpected” means that what we expect to happen will not happen – what will happen is something completely different, something that is not even in the radar of our awareness.

The good news is that the North-Node Uranus conjunction will only bring us those events, opportunities, people that serve our highest good.

The North Node is a foreign energy that is out of our conscious awareness. But that’s exactly why we have to trust the universe and go with the flow.

Best advice? Don’t plan anything, don’t expect anything. Just pay attention to whatever it is that happens at the time, and in the buildup of this conjunction. Keep your eyes wide open.

In July, destiny is knocking on your door – let it in!

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Consciousness, and the weaponization of lies

Author:     StephanA. Schwartz
Source:     Explore
Publication Date:     30 June 2022 (used)
Link: Consciousness, and the weaponization of lies

Stephan:   I wrote this because, as the poll discussed in the previous article, I realized that when you deal with facts and understand that one in five Americans can only read at the most basic level — about third grade — and they are also innumerate. That 34% of the American population has an IQ of 98 to 85. That 27% have overactive right amygdalas and so are trapped in their fears, resentments, and hates. That the U.S. is becoming a majority-minority nation with all the racial fears that are stimulated in Whites. That gender equality and non-heterosexual sex are freaking out White men who believe in male dominance. When you add to that deliberate campaigns of weaponized misinformation you see what is happening in America. The Great Schism Trend is now the most important cultural restructuring force at work in this country. We have seen nothing like this since the Civil War.

Lies – misinformation or disinformation in its polite academic and
media dress – fills the news today. Endless stories of lying Congress
members, dark money PACs spreading conspiracy theories, media’s
deliberate use of misinformation. Not a day goes by without some
headline in this realm. The use of such information, however, is not new,
although it has never been as prevalent as it is today. Promoting fake
news is an ancient tool of power. The weaponization of misinformation
for such purposes dates back to Babylon at least 3000 years ago according to research done by Martin Worthington, a fellow at St. John’s
College at Cambridge University. Worthington is an Assyriologist who
specializes in Babylonian grammar, literature, and medicine, and he
describes the first example he found in Babylonian literature, “Ea (a
Babylonian god) tricks humanity by spreading fake news. He tells the
Babylonian Noah, known as Uta–napishti, to promise his people that
food will rain from the sky if they help him build the ark. What the
people do not realize is that Ea’s nine-line message is a trick: […]

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TURKISH POLICE DETAIN HUNDREDS IN ISTANBUL PRIDE MARCH CRACKDOWN

LGBTQ activists attempted to hold a march in Istanbul on Sunday in defiance of the conservative government’s ban on Pride events—and they were met with brutal police repression.

BY DANIEL THORPE AND MURAT BAY

JUNE 30, 2022 (therealnews.com)

A Pride demonstrator holds up a rainbow flag in front of two Turkish police officers in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 26, 2022. Screenshot/TRNN

Police crackdown on Istanbul Pride march

The conservative AKP government of Turkey has repeatedly banned all Pride marches since 2014. AKP politicians—including president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan—and pro-government media continue to target and marginalize the LGBTQ community, calling them “perverts” and a threat to Turkish and Islamic values. Nevertheless, LGBTQ activists attempted to organize a Pride parade in the central Taksim neighborhood in the capital city of Istanbul on Sunday, June 26, and police met them with tear gas and rubber bullets, arresting hundreds in the process. Journalists, videographers, and TRNN contributors Daniel Thorpe and Murat Bay report from Istanbul.

Pre-Production/Studio: Daniel Thorpe, Murat Bay
Post-Production: Cameron Granadino


TRANSCRIPT

Demonstrators (crowd): We won’t shut up! We aren’t afraid! We won’t obey! We won’t shut up! We aren’t afraid! We won’t obey!

Gözde: I came here today to say we are together, we exist, and we are everywhere.

Murat: Yes.

Gözde: But we couldn’t come together. We couldn’t reach each other… If only we could have. This is a really sad thing.

Demonstrator (solo): Could we talk with the police officer in charge here?

Murat: Everywhere we went there were police, barricades and questioning.

Off-camera speaker: What are they afraid of?

Gözde: The truth is I don’t know. But we exist. We are here. We’ll be here tomorrow as well and the day after, on the streets.

Demonstrator (solo): We’re here, we’re queer, we won’t disappear! 

Murat: Maybe they are afraid because we show them the reality. Maybe it’s because of their beliefs.

Anti-LGBTQ demonstrator (solo): God is great!

Demonstrator (solo): Piss off!

Anti-LGBTQ demonstrator (solo): You don’t have a place in this land!

Murat: Certain walls have to be demolished, and certain realities have to be accepted in this day and age. The world is a beautiful place, everyone can live here together.

Demonstrator (solo): You will never be able to stop desire!

Gözde: We’ll join next year as well.

Murat: Yes.

Gözde: I hope that time we’ll be able to gather all together.

Murat: And hold a happy march.

Conversations in Science with Dan Rather & Jennifer Doudna: CRISPR

Wonder Collaborative Feb 8, 2017 Audio only: https://soundcloud.com/ibiology/conve… In the last few years, the term CRISPR has exploded on the global scene, and with it UC Berkeley professor Jennifer Doudna, one of the pioneers in the field, has emerged into the spotlight. From magazine covers, to news broadcasts, to social media, CRISPR is the rare scientific breakthrough that has captivated the interest of the general public. But what is CRISPR really? What are its implications now and into the future? What profound ethical questions are raised by this ability to so precisely and easily edit the genome? In a candid and far-ranging conversation with Dan Rather, Doudna leads viewers through a nuanced and captivating view of this new technology. And along the way she shares her own improbable journey into science and her lessons for others – especially young women – who want to follow in her footsteps. About the speakers: Jennifer Doudna is Professor of the Departments of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology at University of California, Berkeley and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Early in her career, she studied the structure and mechanism of ribozymes (enzymatic RNA molecules) and RNA-protein complexes. Now her research focuses on understanding how RNA molecules control gene expression in bacteria and eukaryotic cells, through CRISPR-Cas9 and RNA-mediated mechanisms, respectively. For her outstanding scientific contributions, she was elected into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002 and the National Academy of Sciences in 2003, and was awarded the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in the Life Sciences. Learn more about Jennifer Doudna’s research here: http://rna.berkeley.edu/ Dan Rather has a resume that reads like a history book. He has interviewed every American president since Eisenhower and personally covered almost every important global dateline of the last 60 years, from the Civil Rights Movement to Vietnam, to Watergate to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Rather helped pioneer the very idea that television could be a place for news, and he has kept that spirit of innovation alive by constantly pushing the boundaries of what video storytelling could accomplish. His independent production company News and Guts specializes in high-quality non-fiction content across a range of traditional and digital distribution channels. He has a special interest in telling the stories of science. Learn more about Dan Rather’s production company here: http://www.newsandgutsmedia.com/

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George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue

Fledermaus1990 Jan 13, 2012 Rhapsody in Blue is a musical composition by George Gershwin for solo piano and jazz band written in 1924, which combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects. Commissioned by bandleader Paul Whiteman, the composition was orchestrated by Ferde Grofé three times, in 1924, in 1926, and finally in 1942. The piece received its premiere in a concert entitled An Experiment in Modern Music, which was held on February 12, 1924, in Aeolian Hall, New York, by Whiteman and his band with Gershwin playing the piano. Conductor: Barry Wordsworth Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Piano: Christopher O’Riley

The Transmission of Knowledge with Claudio Naranjo (1932 – 2019)

New Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove Jul 1, 2022 This video is a special release from the original Thinking Allowed series that ran on public television from 1986 until 2002. It was recorded in about 1988.  A true teacher communicates non-verbally, by setting an example. Claudio Naranjo, M.D., is a noted psychiatrist and seminal figure in the human potential movement. Here he suggests that inner knowledge, or spiritual wisdom, cannot be communicated simply with words. Naranjo is author of The One Quest, The Healing Journey, The Psychology of Meditation, and Techniques of Gestalt Therapy. Now you can watch all of the programs from the original Thinking Allowed Video Collection, hosted by Jeffrey Mishlove. Subscribe to the new Streaming Channel (https://thinkingallowed.vhx.tv/) and watch more than 350 programs now, with more, previously unreleased titles added weekly. New!! Free month of the classic Thinking Allowed streaming channel for New Thinking Allowed subscribers only. Use code THINKFREELY.

Publick Universal Friend / Jemima Wilkinson: Queer preacher reborn in 1776

by Kittredge Cherry | Jul 1, 2022 (qspirit.net)

Publick Universal Friend by ArcaneDeer

A queer American preacher woke from a near-death experience in 1776 with the sense of being neither male nor female. Adopting the name Publick Universal Friend instead of Jemima Wilkinson, this fascinating nonbinary American fought for gender equality and founded an important religious community.

It’s appropriate to consider the Publick Universal Friend around July 4 for Independence Day. In 1776, the same year that America issued the Declaration of Independence, the Friend declared independence from gender. The Friend died on July 1, 1819.

Publick Universal Friend (1752-1819) is sometimes called the first American-born woman to found a religious group, but is also considered a “transgender evangelist.” The breakaway Quaker preacher spoke against slavery and gave medical care to both sides in the Revolutionary War.

The Friend had a severe fever leading to a near-death experience at age 24. Upon waking the person formerly known as Jemima Wilkinson confidently announced to a surprised family that Jemima had died and her body was now inhabited by a genderless “Spirit of Life from God” sent to preach to the world. The newly recovered patient insisted on being called the Publick Universal Friend or simply “the Friend” or “PUF.”

Jemima Wilkinson Publick Universal Friend

1821 portrait of the Friend from David Hudson’s “History of Jemima Wilkinson, a Preacheress of the Eighteenth Century.” (Wikimedia Commons)

From then on, the Friend refused to respond to the name given at birth or use gendered pronouns, more than 200 years before the 21st-century popularity of nonbinary pronouns.  Older images tend to use the birth name of Jemima Wilkinson, while newer portraits, such as the one at the top of this post by Arcane Stag, may emphasize the chosen name of Publick Universal Friend. The image is available on stickers, patches and pin badges from the ArcaneDeer shop on Etsy.

The preacher and prophet known as “the Friend” defies categorization. The Friend has been labeled a “spiritual transvestite” and is on lists of “famous asexuals” and “a gender-variance Who’s Who.” As a gender nonconformist whose life was devoted to God, the Friend fits the definition of a queer saint. The androgynous Friend was many things to many people.

The Publick Universal Friend continues to fascinate people today. This mysterious person is the subject of at least two authoritative biographies: “The Public Universal Friend: Jemima Wilkinson and Religious Enthusiasm in Revolutionary America” by Paul B. Moyer (2015) and Pioneer Prophetess: Jemima Wilkinson, the Publick Universal Friend by Herbert A. Wisbey Jr. (2009).

Rejected for heresy after being reborn as genderless

A baby was born to a Quaker family in Rhode Island on Nov. 29, 1752 and named Jemima Wilkinson.  The child showed a strong interest in religion while growing up. On Oct. 13, 1776, the Sunday after being reborn, the Friend gave a public sermon for the first time. Despite being rejected as a heretic by Quaker officials, the Friend went ahead and preached throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

The Friend blended traditional Christian warnings about sin and redemption with Quaker pacifism, abolitionism, plain dress and peaceful relations with Native American Indians. Women had no legal rights in the United States, but the Friend advocated equality of the sexes. The Friend was a firm believer in sexual abstinence.

People were drawn not only to this progressive message, but also to the Friend’s forceful personality and genderbending appearance. The Friend rejected standard women’s attire and hairdos for a unique blend of male and female, commonly wearing a loose black male clergy gown with female petticoats peeking out at the hem. The Friend’s long hair hung to the shoulder. The rest of the Friend’s outfit often included a man’s broad-brimmed hat and women’s colorful scarves.

The first recruits were family members, but the Friend soon attracted a diverse group of followers, including intellectual and economic elites as well as the poor and oppressed. Known as the Universal Friends, they upset some people by proclaiming that the Friend was “the Messiah Returned” or “Christ in Female Form.” The Friend did not make such claims directly.

Seal of the Universal Friend
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Friend founded the Society of Universal Friends in 1783. Members pooled their money and started a utopian communal settlement in the wilderness near Seneca Lake in upstate New York in 1788. As the first settlers in the region, they cleared the land and became the first white people to meet and trade with the Native Americans there. By 1790 the community had grown to a population of 260.

Like many preachers in American history, the Friend’s authority came from spiritual visions and the ability to communicate them. This inner authority seems especially important for queer religious leaders, who have to overcome expectations about their gender identity and sexual orientation. Another example is Rebecca Cox Jackson, a queer Shakier preacher in the mid-1800s.

Hostile observers put the Friend on trial for blasphemy in 1800, but the court ruled that American courts could not try blasphemy cases due to the separation of church and state in the U.S. constitution. Thus the Friend was a pioneer in establishing freedom of speech and freedom of religion in American law.

Like other isolated utopian communities based on celibacy, the Society of Universal Friends dwindled. The Friend “left time,” as the Universal Friends put it, on July 1, 1819 at age 61. The organization disintegrated within a few years of the founder’s death.

In recent years the life and work of the Friend has been examined by feminists and LGBTQ scholars, including gay historian Michael Bronski in his Lambda Literary Award-winning book, A Queer History of the United States and its 2019 counterpart A Queer History of the United States for Young People.

Links related to Jemima Wilkinson

Chapter on Jemima Wilkinson from “Saints, Sinners and Reformers” by John H. Martin (Crooked Lake Review)

The Assumption of Jemima Wilkinson by Sharon V. Betcher (Journal of Millennial Studies)

Scherer Carriage House (permanent museum exhibit on Jemima Wilkinson)

To read this article in Italian, go to:
Jemima Wilkinson, storia di una predicatrice genderbender (Gionata.org)

Books on LGBTQ American history

A Queer History of the United States for Young People by Michael Bronski, adapted by Richie Chevat. (Suitable for adults too.)

A Queer History of the United States” by Michael Bronski

Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation” by Jim Downs

Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the U.S.A.” by Jonathan Katz

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Top image credit:
This image of Publick Universal Friend by Arcane Stag is available on stickers, patches and pin badges from the ArcaneDeer shop on Etsy.
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This post is part of the LGBTQ Saints series by Kittredge Cherry. Traditional and alternative saints, people in the Bible, LGBTQ martyrs, authors, theologians, religious leaders, artists, deities and other figures of special interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people and our allies are covered.

This article was originally published on Q Spirit in July 2016 and was revised and expanded on July 1, 2022.

Great Art Explained: The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer

Great Art Explained Jun 24, 2022 New merchandise here – https://crowdmade.com/collections/gre… Please consider supporting this channel on Patreon, thanks! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=53686503 Or if you prefer a one off donation – https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted... By the mid 17th century, the art being produced in Catholic countries had become a powerful tool of propaganda, characterized by a heightened sense of drama, movement, and theatricality that had never been seen before. But in the Protestant Netherlands, a new wave of realism was sweeping across the country. Johannes Vermeer was producing simple domestic interiors of middle-class life. His paintings were quiet, private, and unassuming. Secular works that contained stories of real human relationships. Subscribe and click the bell icon to be notified! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCePD... I would like to thank all my Patreon supporters, in particular Alan Stewart, Alexander Velser, David Abreu, Christa Sawyer, Griffin Evans, Jennifer Barnaby, Karim Hopper, Kibbi Shaw, Nicholas Siebenlist, Paul Ark, Theresa Garfink, Toni Ko, and Tyler Wittreich. “What a brilliant series this is” – Stephen Fry on Twitter 12 December 2020

Book: “It Defies Language!: Essays on UFOs and Other Weirdness”

It Defies Language!: Essays on UFOs and Other Weirdness

Greg Bishop

Kindle edition includes over 70 pages of extra material, illustrations, and web links personally selected by the author that are not available in the print version.

Take an insider’s tour of the strange world of UFO study. How much does the government know about UFOs? How much does it care? What kinds of people are attracted to the subject and what are they like? Deeper cuts include historical perspectives on the subject, as well as opinions on how most of the current search for answers about UFOs are misguided and antiquated, and some suggestions on how this might change. Along with essays about square craters on the Moon, black-eyed kids, and baseball at Area 51, at the end of this book, you too will be shouting “It Defies Language!”

Greg Bishop has written extensively on UFOs and the paranormal, and has three previously published titles on these subjects. His long-running interview show can be accessed at radiomisterioso.com. He lives in Los Angeles.

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