Uranus had been in the sign of Taurus for barely a week when I turned on the news one morning to hear of an alleged sonic attack on a United States diplomat working in China. The diplomat came down with a mild traumatic brain injury similar to a concussion, prompting the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in China to issue a health alert. The alert warned government employees to be on the watch for “subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure”. This recent case resembled a previous incident that occurred to Americans in Cuba in 2017. The victims in both cases reported: “hearing high-pitched noises and feeling dizzy, suffering from headaches, or being unable to sleep.”
A few days later, the US government denied that these injuries were caused by a “sonic attack”, but were instead the result of “clumsy spying attempts” at embassies. But regardless of what caused the brain injuries, the technology was invisible. invasive and harmful to human health.
Currently, Uranus is travelling through the sign of Taurus and will do so between the years 2018 and 2026. Uranus is associated symbolically with electricity and futuristic technology. The sign of Taurus, meanwhile, is associated with the physical body and music (a form of sound). In a nasty twist, these two symbols have been brought together to highlight a technology of sound that harms the physical body. Furthermore, it is becoming evident that this technology can be targeted toward specific individuals in specific locations. (If this is starting to send chills down your spine, you are not alone).
Uranus in Taurus and Electromagnetic Frequencies
Sound waves, electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation and electronic technology all fall under the category of Uranus in Taurus and these topics will likely take up a lot of our attention in the upcoming years. In particular, the negative effects of these technologies might be of focus especially in 2021 when Uranus makes a challenging square to Jupiter and Saturn in the sign of Aquarius (Uranus’ own modern ruler, in the sign associated with science and technology).
We are literally bathed in a field of electromagnetic frequencies, day and night, 24/7. From cell phone towers to computers to mobile devices, to all the electronics and appliances in our homes, offices and schools, it is impossible to escape the impact of low level radiation. However, the cumulative negative effects of this ever-increasing electrosmog are largely overlooked or neglected by regulatory agencies and by the general public. And this should be of some concern to us.
The Body Electric: How Do EMFs Affect Human Health?
EMFs can affect human health because the body is, in part, an electrical organism. The World Health Organization (WHO) explains it this way:
“Tiny electrical currents exist in the human body due to the chemical reactions that occur as part of the normal bodily functions, even in the absence of external electric fields. For example, nerves relay signals by transmitting electric impulses. Most biochemical reactions from digestion to brain activities go along with the rearrangement of charged particles. Even the heart is electrically active – an activity that your doctor can trace with the help of an electrocardiogram.
Low-frequency electric fields influence the human body just as they influence any other material made up of charged particles. When electric fields act on conductive materials, they influence the distribution of electric charges at their surface. They cause current to flow through the body to the ground….If sufficiently large, these currents could cause stimulation of nerves and muscles or affect other biological processes.“
Are EMFs harmful? Should I be concerned?
After studying the scientific research on EMFs, WHO decided to officially classify radio frequency electromagnetic fields as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” in 2011. Included in this category were: personal use wireless telephones, transmission signals for radio, television and wireless telecommunication, and exposure to radar and microwaves. Note that WHO took a mild approach to the matter, stating that the science was still unclear on the actual dangers of EMFs.
However, a growing community of health care specialists, electricians, telecommunications employees, concerned citizens and patients with EMF sensitivity believe that WHO is not taking a strong enough stance against the dangers posed by EMFs. This group warns that there is plenty of science available showing that EMFs are harmful to:
Furthermore, the danger to our health and the health of the planet is increasing annually in proportion to the increasing spread of cell towers, mobile devices, and “smart” appliances.
The Symptoms of EMF Sensitivity
In 1997, Bergqvist et al published a paper describing the cluster of symptoms associated with electromagnetic hypersensitivity. Symptoms included:
- nervous system disorders (fatigue, stress, sleep problems)
- skin problems (burning sensations, facial prickling, rashes)
- pain (flu-like aches, muscle pain etc.)
- eye symptoms
- ear, nose and throat symptoms
- disgestive disorders
- cognitive disorders (confusion and memory problems)
“But Isn’t it all Just in Their Heads?”
At this point you might be thinking: “Maybe all these symptoms are all just in their heads? Maybe there is nothing to this EMF sensitivity stuff.”
Our views about EMF sensitivity are largely colored by the media, and the media tends to downplay the dangers of EMF radiation. For example, remember Chuck in the AMC television series Better Call Saul? Who suffers from EMF hypersensitivity? Unfortunately, his condition is depicted as being due to mental illness instead of a true physical disorder. This is probably because much of the scientific literature on EMF sensitivity currently attributes the symptoms to something other than EMFs, such as mental illness. However, activists argue that this psychological explanation of EMF sensitivity is due to a failure on the part of medical science to adequately measure the effects of EMFs on patients who are suffering. Without diagnostic markers and without an ability to measure the disease accurately, the disease is invisible to the medical establishment. And when a disease is invisible, it automatically becomes categorized as psychological in origin.
Historically, a similar situation existed with other diseases whose etiology was not understood and could not be objectively measured with the science of the day. These diseases were considered psychological in origin, until the medical research caught up to speed and discovered biological diagnostic markers. These diseases include Multiple Sclerosis, (which the medical establishment used to call “Hysterical Paralysis”), Myalgic Encephalomyeltis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Lyme’s Disease and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Patients who quite rationally went to their doctors for help for their physical symptoms had their symptoms denied and denigrated, and the patients were classified as mentally ill. EMF sensitivity seems to be repeating history in this regard. Doctors will be quick to throw EMF sensitivity sufferers ‘under the mental illness bus’ until better medical diagnostic markers comes along.
Also, one must not forget the existence of a powerful group of pro-technology and telecommunications lobbyists whose financial interests lie in having the public trust their technology unquestioningly. To have EMF sensitivity labelled as mental illness is extremely convenient for them.
Natal Astrology and EMF Sensitivity
What does EMF sensitivity look like in the natal chart? One need not have an extraordinary chart to be sensitive to the negative effects of EMF. We are all being bombarded by EMFs daily and we are all experiencing their negative effects–most of us are just not aware of the symptoms (and even if we are, we may not attribute them to EMFs.) However, some people are highly sensitive to the effects of EMFs, and feel them both physically and consciously. Astrologically, these folks usually have extreme Uranus energy signatures in their chart, along with some challenging Neptune influences that promote sensitivity. Below is the chart of a client who suffers from EMF sensitivity. (Chart used with permission). Note the T-square involving natal Mars in electrical Aquarius, wounded by the conjunction to Chiron, and in a challenging opposition to a very amped up Jupiter/Uranus and squaring Sun/Neptune. Here we have a sensitive electrical system, capable of receiving (and also sending out) unexpected wounding shocks.
- Natal Chart of Woman with EMF Sensitivity
The native exhibits a range of symptoms when she is exposed to the EMFs from wireless devices, cell towers and common everyday electronics. Symptoms include extreme headaches, irregular heartbeat, insomnia, word finding and word processing difficulties, rise in body heat and overwhelming mood swings. An exposure to EMFs can take her anywhere from days to weeks to recover from, and her sensitivities have changed her lifestyle dramatically and challenged her ability to live in the everyday world.
Not only is the native impacted by EMFs, but she has an unusual impact on electronics as well. When she is in the vicinity of a computer, it is not uncommon for the processing speed to drastically slow down and for elements to disappear from the screen. This occurs without having even touched the keyboard. Often, computerized cash register systems glitch and malfunction when she is standing nearby, as will photocopiers. Lamps on occasion have exploded when she has entered a room.
She has adapted to her sensitive condition by limiting her exposure to EMFs and wearing protective clothing specially designed to block EMF radiation. She also prefers to live on a remote farm in a sparsely populated town to cut down on exposure from cell towers and networks. Travelling through cities and densely populated areas is extremely challenging for her due to the increased exposure to EMFs.
Note that the native’s T-square was triggered as transiting Uranus was leaving Aries and entering Taurus. Transiting Mars was also making its return to natal Mars in Aquarius during this time. This T-square activation coincided with an unusual 4-day long series of heightened EMF exposures when the native had to do business in the city.
Of course, not all people will develop extreme symptoms such as my client’s. EMF sensitivity is a spectrum disorder. Some people have extreme reactions while others will have more low-grade symptoms. And not all sufferers have the ability to impact the function of electronic equipment in the way that this native does.
Uranus in Taurus and Increasing EMF Sensitivity in the Population
With Uranus in Taurus until 2026, it is likely that society in general will start to become more aware of the effects of EMFs on the physical body. And unfortunately, this might be the case because more people will be suffering from EMF hypersensitivity, like my client. EMF sensitivity will be on the rise due to the growing invasion of EMF-emitting technology in our homes, work spaces and landscapes. Further, Uranus in Taurus could have a sensitizing effect on the physical body of the human population in general, making all of us more susceptible to the negative effects of electrosmog, with certain individuals particularly so.
Since the United States is now poised to introduce even more powerful 5G wireless technology to major cities soon, we should all be pushing for more studies on the effects of these technologies before they are implemented.
In addition to human, animal and ecological health concerns, there is also concern about cyber attacks to power grids. This month, the United States energy department has raised concern over the possibility of increasing cyber attacks on US infrastructure, with the “potential to affect transportation, water, communications, finance, food and agriculture, emergency services, and more,” Note how many of these issues are ruled by Taurus (food, finance, agriculture etc.) Because much of the technology embedded into our infrastructure is foreign made, the possibility that it can be remotely controlled is also something to consider.
Some Context: Saturn Pluto Conjunction of 2020
As I write this, we are in the midst of preparing for the upcoming Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, which will take place in 2020. Along with Jupiter currently in Scorpio, these planets are unearthing and purging the toxic secrets hidden within our current political and socioeconomic systems, which are in a process of breakdown. The limits of our patriarchal systems are becoming very clear: they have reached a breaking point and are on the verge of collapse.
For the past year, we have all been learning some uncomfortable truths about our political systems, the environment, climate change, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, misogyny and religion across the globe. Now, with Uranus in Taurus, we are due for some uncomfortable surprises regarding our food, financial and ecological systems, along with what our technology is really doing to us. As a result, our reckless and insatiable greed for more and more EMF emitting technology, no matter what the cost to our health and the future of our planet, should be questioned.
What you Can Do
If you are concerned about the effects of EMFs on your body, there are steps you can take to help protect you and your family–most of them relatively simple. The first step is to limit your exposure to cell phones, electronics and smart appliances. Switch to corded technology instead of wireless and wifi. Use a landline telephone instead of cell phone or cordless phone (cordless phones emit an even higher EMF output than most cell phones). Avoid installing smart meters on your home property that digitally measure gas and electric consumption and transmit signals. Let your local governments know how you feel about the creeping spread of smart meters and that you don’t want them introduced into your city. Call upon your government representatives for more in-depth research on the new upcoming 5 G technology. And inform yourself and the people you know about the effects of EMFs. For more info you can check out these articles by:
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