Yes, it’s 50 years since the summer of love, sex drugs and rock and roll ruled. The Aquarian gathering from August 15, 16, 17th at Max Yasgur’s farm made history. With almost half a million people gathered near Woodstock, New York for a weekend of peace, love, probably the best gathering of rock and roll musicians ever and a show of loving anti-establishment solidarity was the largest peaceful gathering in history.
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My old high school girlfriend Linda Goldman was at Woodstock and she has been interviewed and featured in many Canadian news and TV interviews all week. She is a sentimentalist and kept all of her memorabilia and diaries. See links below
How much have the ideals of the 60’s peace and love and a dawning of a new age of Aquarius changed the world? As Crosby Stills and Nash sang “We can change the world.”
“Woodstock was a music festival held August 15–18, 1969, which attracted an audience of more than 400,000. Billed as “an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music”, it was held at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York, 43 miles (70 km) southwest of Woodstock.”
Here’s the ASTROLOGY chart fo the 69 with today’s transits
Woodstock 1969 and 50th anniversary Aquarian idealism
the 1st thing that stands out to me in the Woodstock 1969 concert is that it is in a rare All Planets Moving Direct phase. There are no Retrograde planets.
The Summer of ’69 was the Summer of LOVE
Scott Mackenzie’s San Francisco and Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams, Come Together by the Beatles.
It was an LEO event of course. The biggest, grandest, most dramatic, heartfelt childlike freely creative self-expressive energy.
The MOON always symbolizing the collective mood of the people and their dreams, the Unconscious, traveled from Virgo into Libra. The Moon crossed the South Node in Virgo @ 21 degrees, indicating a releasing from the servitude, tight, humble, perfectionist, hard-working energy of the past. EVerybody just want to be free. Pluto was also very close by. PLUTO on the Ascendant indicates the powerful meaning of Woodstock in the archetypal realms for an entire Generation.
MERCURY at 13 Virgo in its ruling sign and squares Mars in Sagittarius
Mercury in Virgo is organized but in a square to Sagittarius-disorganized, gypsy-like and freewheeling. Mercury in Virgo creates memories. Virgo is the sign of the harvest, what was planted at Woodstock is a symbol of what can be sown and competed.The energy was idealistic but Sagittariusly naive. The Baby Boomers were anti-establishment and were opening up to Eastern Traditional Transcendental Meditation of the Maharishi and the Beatles led Indian music, yoga, and other idealistic philosophies, Gurdjieff, and Timothy Leary’s Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out LSD philosophy and Ken Kesey’s Magic Bus, The Farm and communes were all the rage. Ram Das hadn’t even written Be Here Now.
VENUS is on the Brightest star in the sky SIRIUS in CANCER
This star conjuncts the U. S. Sun. The values born at Woodstock are eternal ones. Sirius is connected to the myth of Isis and Osiris and resurrection. With Love we can resurrect all things.
LILITH conjunct VENUS
indicates the women’s liberation energy that was in the air as this was Bra burning and the pill brought the beginning of sexual freedom for women.
MARS in SAGITTARIUS
The sign of politics, action, aggression, truth, justice, religion, higher philosophy and international cultures shows up all over Woodstock. This is the anti-Vietnam War era. The performers were International too, The Who were British, Jimi Hendrix an American had moved to Britain and Carlos Santana brought Latin music into the Festival. The Impact of Woodstock transcended everything.
SATURN at 8 degrees Taurus indicates the slow, natural, back to nature ideas.
JUPITER conjunct URANUS in LIBRA
Show the radical, revolutionary, larger than life peace and love LIBRA energy. Venus rules Libra, the sign of the peacemaker and of the creativity and creative arts. These young people broke all the traditional rules and blew all the straight people’s minds. They demonstrated how half a million strangers could gather to enjoy music peacefully over 4 days. It wasn’t always perfect, but it worked.
CHIRON the WOUNDED HEALER at 6 degrees ARIES opposite Jupiter and Uranus in LINRA
There was a critical wound at this time. The Bay Boomer Hippies were trying to start a new way of life. URANUS and PLUTO had created the 60’s at 17-18 degrees VIRGO opposite Saturn in Pisces at that time. This alignment was great healing which shook the old traditional culture.
NEPTUNE in Scorpio trines the North Node in PISCES
Neptune rules Pisces and in Scorpio, the sign of sex, power, and the psyche brings that primal energy into the Pisces North Node of Peace, compassion, kindness, creativity, drugs, escapism and spirituality. It is beautiful. Idealism, drugs, and unconditional ideals ruled.
now 2019 50 years later. What do we see?
CHIRON is returning to the Woodstock position in ARIES. It is a time of old emotional baggage coming up to be felt fully and mourned and learned from and released to renew. We need to see the world through a new lens again. Last month, original Woodstock producer Michael Lang’s plans for a 50th-anniversary festival fell through when the organizers failed to secure a venue and headliners including Jay-Z and Miley Cyrus dropped out. There’s that wounding.
PLUTO in CAPRICORN trines Woodstock 69
There is a deep soulful yearning to return and rebirth those times of peace, love, co-operation, and understanding, a simpler life where people got together physically to enjoy the same experience without guns and distrust. United in their love of music and peace and not opposed.
SATURN is opposite VENUS and LILITH
WOW how things have gone backwards. Saturn the traditional Patriarchy has reigned in woman’s sexual freedoms in the U.S. Values have changed to more conservative and patriarchal ruled. Although some women are more liberated there are still old patriarchal control mechanisms in place. The revolution never went very deep.
The NORTH NODE is conjunct to ’69 LILITH in CANCER
The North Node symbolizes the highest spiritual growth. LILITH in CANCER is women totally walking away from the patriarchal defined views of women as empty vessels, used to be pregnant and in the home. WOMEN must walk away from anything and everything that will restrict her. Women need to nurture, feed and love their own shadow power inside. Lilith is women’s freedom to create their own relationships, how they see it.
Transitions NEPTUNE is opposite the MOON of ’69
Neptune rules the dreams, creativity spirituality and unconscious. The Moon symbolizes the mood of the people. People collectively would dissolve all the illusions to return back to the Garden as in Joni Mitchells Woodstock song.
We are stardust, we are golden, million years old carbon, caught in the devil’s bargain and we’ve got to get ourselves back tp the Garden.
URANUS in TAURUS will conjunct the 69 Saturn position
Uranus in Taurus conjuncts that spot will reignite a lot of getting back to the land communal living and set my soul free energy. Pot was illegal in 1969. It has recently been legalized in some states. Many will reject the AI, hi-tech world, and want hands-on, slow, real values again. The AQUARIAN Age is ruled by URANUS. The ideals of that time were seeded by Pluto and Uranus they still need to sprout and grow.
What do you think? Were 400,000 people just stoned and idealistic?
My girlfriend Linda Goldman Interviewed on TV about her Woodstock experience. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/woodstock-50-anniversary-1.5247887
Here is the Woodstock 2019 event happening now
and this one too https://globalnews.ca/news/5773183/woodstock-festival-50-years/
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