Wikileaks’ Festival of the Dead
|Death and Life, Gustav Klimt 1911.|
According to their website, Wikileaks published the Iraq Diaries at 5pm (EST) on October 22nd. This is the eyewitness story of the war as told by US troops.
At the time of publication, Pluto, was the highest planet in the heavens, casting his shadow across the hour; Uranus, planet of shock was on the Ascendant. Precise symbolism for shocking revelations.
Mercury – communications – moved into Scorpio a few days before publication. On the 23rd, the Sun moved into Scorpio to join little Mercury – and the proverbial hit the whirly thing. The UN has already demanded action from the US on the alleged torture of Iraqi civilians.
I can’t think of a more Scorpionic set of events. Scorpio is the keeper of secrets and at the same time exposer of skeletons in the closet. That’s why investigation, detective work and spying all come under the sign of the Scorpion.
Nor can I think of a more Scorpio-style organization than Wikileaks, which prides itself on forcing government to be transparent, but at the same time maintains absolute secrecy to protect its sources.
After the stories are told, tradition says we should walk between two bonfires to purify ourselves. Tell me, what are those bonfires now?