Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Canada's stolen daughters

Perseus and Andromeda by Giorgio Vasari (1511)

Winnipeg, Canada (CNN)As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better. "I used to blame myself for everything. But, like I, I would say I let them do that to me. I am dirty. It's my fault," says Chopek through tears. But Chopek is finally speaking out, determined to shake the guilt and shame that she knows should stalk her perpetrators instead of her. "Now I see that I was just a child," says Chopek, now sitting serenely in a safe house, a healing lodge in rural Manitoba that cradled her in the love and protection she so needed when she escaped her life on the streets. Aug. 23 http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/23/world/canada-indigenous-sex-trafficking/index.html

In his post on the August New Moon, Darkness & Delusion to Light & Illumination, Nick Fiorenza writes:

The August 2, 2016 New Moon lies amongst the stars of the Egyptian Scarabaeus (our modern Crab), between Acubens and Asellus Aus of Cancer…Cancer, commonly the crab today, is also the Egyptian Scarabaeus, an image that articulates the theme of humanity's emergence from suppression, darkness, dogma, and delusion and its reawakening back to light. The Scarab is an appropriate mythical figure here because the beetle emerges from its snuggle in its own dung, where it matures. This theme also applies to our individual emergence from the family nest of the collective consciousness that we acquiesce to and uphold. The Scarab is a symbol of regeneration, transformation and re-birth, of being self-created, or self-made, to rise from itself—hence humanity's association with the beetle’s emergence. http://lunarplanner.com/index.html

If we remember that the various phases of the Moon are intrinsically connected to the New Moon message, then the August 24, Last Quarter (LQ) phase chart at Winnipeg begins to acquire meaning that explains the news. Notice that the LQ Moon is anchored to the MC and  Admetus-Pluto.

Admetus-Pluto: To come to recognize what can no longer be endured – and to deal with the accrued consequences of having pushed the self too far; having delayed elimination of intolerable problems, one faces confrontation (with self/others) and experiences a need for return to integrity – a need to know where one stands (and then to decide if one is willing to stand there!) [1].

The Moon [2ge]  conjoins Mirphak (Alpha Perseus). Perseus, in the story of Andromeda and the Royal Family, is the hero who slays Medusa, the Gorgon with seven snakes for hair, and then frees the princess Andromeda from being devoured by Cetus the Sea Monster [2]. Mirphak inspires responsible action to claim the true gift from the inner refinement we have gained through our past initiatory fires. Here we must acknowledge that our trials had to precede stepping forth into a greater fulfillment and our future destiny [3].

[1] The Orders of Light; Martha Lang-Wescott

Sunday, 21 August 2016

China opens world's highest and longest glass bridge

The world's "highest and longest" glass bottomed bridge has opened to the public in central China. The 430 metre long, six metre wide structure connects two mountains in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province. It cost 22.5 million yuan (£2.5million) to build, according to state-run Xinhua news agency. Designed by Israeli architect Haim Dotan, visitors are able to peer down 300 metres to the ground through the transparent floor. Ninety nine panes make up the three layers of glass, which were smashed by men with sledgehammers in a publicity stunt to demonstrate their strength prior to the opening. Aug.20 https://www.sott.net/article/325920-China-opens-worlds-highest-and-longest-glass-bridge

The bridge, in the Tianmenshan National Forest Park in Zhangjiajie,  stretches 430m across a deep gorge with a terrifying 300m drop to the bottom of the valley. It was opened just after the lunar eclipse of August 18. A chart for the eclipse has it placed very significantly square the meridian axis and the TNP Admetus [0ge12] on the IC. Hold your breath the Sabian symbol for Admetus is :


The symbol essentially means that a new dimension of reality is being perceived. For this to happen, the conscious mind must become at least translucent so the boat is glass bottomed and so is the bridge!

The eclipse also makes a hard aspect to the TNP Kronos which is conjunct the star Alzirr. Xi (ξ) Gemini, Alzirr, is a 4th-magnitude star on the right foot of the Eastern Twin (Pollux) in the constellation of the Twins. Kronos indicates tall structures, mountains, the  height reached by airplanes - generally, highly situated places [2]. The Twins are often depicted hugging each other implying a connection between things. Here the new bridge provides a connection between two mountain peaks.

[1] Sabian Symbols Degree Meanings | Cafe Astrology .com

Tragically Hip: Dying singer Gord Downie bids Canada farewell

A Canadian band whose lead singer was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer have performed their last concert at the end of an emotional farewell tour. The Tragically Hip drew a sell-out crowd to the last show in Kingston, Ontario, on Saturday, broadcast live across Canada. PM Justin Trudeau, who was at the live show, said the band had "been writing Canada's soundtrack for over 30 years". Lead singer Gord Downie, 52, announced his illness in May. The news caused shock across Canada. Aug. 21  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37147588

The Tragically Hip, often referred to simply as The Hip, are a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario, consisting of lead singer Gord Downie, guitarist Paul Langlois, guitarist Rob Baker (known as Bobby Baker until 1994), bassist Gord Sinclair, and drummer Johnny Fay. They released 14 studio albums, two live albums, 1 EP, and 54 singles. Nine of their albums have reached No. 1 in Canada. They have received numerous Canadian Music awards, including 14 Juno Awards. Following Downie's diagnosis with terminal brain cancer in 2016, the band undertook a final tour of Canada in support of their thirteenth album Man Machine Poem. The group's final concert was held at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario on August 20, 2016 just two days after a lunar eclipse. All eclipses are about some kind of endings  as is this one too. 

A chart for the eclipse has it placed  exactly on the horizon at Kingston implying that this is one place where its effect is felt strongly. (Incidentally, the eclipse is also conjunct Downie’s radix Saturn [24aq] (d.o.b. Feb.6, 1964) which is in a wide conjunction to his radix Sun-Mars.)

ORPHEUS (also LACRIMOSA): Sad, sweet or haunting music, lyrics or poetry; dirges; sense of mourning and loss; grief (for what you don't have—what has gone out of your life--  “might have been” or what was); contact with death.

From the foregoing it is not difficult to see the possible death of a singer from brain cancer.

Olympic swimmers bring disgrace to US

US swimmer Ryan Lochte told NBC's Matt Lauer it was his fault that a fabricated story about a robbery caused an international Olympics scandal."I over-exaggerated that story and if I had never done that we wouldn't be in this mess," he said in a snippet of the interview aired on NBC on Saturday evening.
"None of this would have happened," he added about the aftermath in which three of his fellow swimmers were questioned by Brazilian police and one was ordered to donate nearly $11,000 to a Brazilian charity. Aug.21 http://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/20/sport/us-olympics-swimmers-reported-robbery-future/index.html

The news from CNN comes just as the Moon moves into its waning Gibbous phase. A chart for the Moon phase at Washington, DC has Mars-Saturn-Neptune-Nodes T-square straddling the horizon axis.

Mars and Saturn on the Ascendant are conjunct the royal star Antares, alpha Scorpii – the heart of the Scorpion. Antares was the Sumero-Akkadian Dar-lugal, “The Great One, The King,” reputed to confer high position, honor and riches but as with the other royal stars, there is danger of fall from high position. In India, it was part of the lunar mansion Jyeshta. Jyeshta symbolizes that which has seniority in many ways, the oldest, the most powerful, the most praiseworthy. In our news story here, this star would therefore refer to the  winner or champion. Stars of Hercules connect this area to sportsmen and since the Dragon also dwells here, there is potential for greed and selfish and destructive malevolence. A few here become “representatives” of their nation and/or culture. But overconfidence and arrogance can get them into trouble for they may go overboard and come to believe themselves infallible. In their anxiety to be noticed, admired and promoted, they may become hypocritical and/or make wrongful accusations [1].

Mars-Saturn make a square to Neptune on the nodal axis. If as we saw above, Mars-Saturn with Antares and Jyestha is referring to a champion, Neptune in Pisces adds the element of water so we have a swimming champion. But Neptune in Pisces is also associated with deceit, lies and treachery so that the news is about a fabricated story!

Can it be a coincidence that as the news story on the disgraceful behavior of American swimming champions appears in the news, columnist Martin Berger’s  article entitled Modern America: The Empire of Lies appears in the press?

[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.2, p.321-23)

Thursday, 18 August 2016

New study finds generosity is linked to specific part of brain

Scientists from Oxford University and UCL (University College, London) have identified part of our brain that helps us learn to be good to others. The discovery could help understanding of conditions like psychopathy where people's behaviour is extremely antisocial. The researchers were led by Dr Patricia Lockwood, who explained: 'Prosocial behaviours are social behaviours that benefit other people. They are a fundamental aspect of human interactions, essential for social bonding and cohesion, but very little is currently known about how and why people do things to help others. Aug. 16; http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2016-08-16-finding-brains-generosity-centre

The results of the brain scan study at Oxford University can  best be understood if we begin with a chart for the March Total Solar Eclipse. In his post for the lunar month of March entitled Altruistic – Total Solar Eclipse, Nick Fiorenza wrote:

Our New Moon Solar Eclipse occurs amongst the flowing waters dispensed from the Urn of Aquarius. It also conjoins Fum al Samakah, the mouth of the primordial fish, and it lies under the auspices of Pegasus, between Homam and Markab, and over the Phoenix, a sign of renewal, rising from the ashes.

Hydor, Lambda Aquarius, a fortuitous star, lies in and guides the stream of the flowing waters of the humanitarian waterbearer. Hydor simply means water. Phi, Chi and Psi, and Omega Aquarius extend from Hydor, further dispersing the stream.

All of these stars articulate and impel the dispersion or distribution of humanitarian or altruistic resources. The stream of Aquarius is of nourishment, of giving and bestowal. These stars bring inspiration to facilitate for others the ability to move into a greater flow or involvement in life, to make it possible for others to sculpt or cultivate lives that lead to the fulfillment of their pursuits.

Notice that the eclipse along with its T-square was significantly placed straddling the horizon axis at Oxford where Dr Patricia Lockwood, the lead researcher is based. What cannot be seen in the chart is the asteroid Psyche [18ge], placed on the descendant, thereby completing a Grand Cross to the eclipse. A keyphrase for Psyche is “brain states” [1]. Adding this to Nick Fiorenza’s account on the eclipse, it is easy to see that, among other things, it is referring to brain states associated with generosity.

Finally, progressing the eclipse chart by the solar quotidian method, aligns the eclipse Grand Cross with the meridian axis on August 16, the date of the news, thereby triggering it and confirming its role in the findings of the study.

Did Hillary Commit Perjury By Lying to Congress?

The Virgin and the Crow

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte are making the case Clinton committed perjury by either lying to the FBI or lying under oath during Congressional testimony.  In a letter sent to U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Channing Phillips Monday, Chaffetz and Goodlatte outlined their case by highlighting numerous examples of Clinton's own conflicting statements about her private email server. Aug. 15 http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2016/08/15/perjury-case-submitted-to-fbi-by-oversight-committee-n2205408

In this post we examine the astrological reasons why it is possible that Hillary’s lies could bring her big trouble. Hillary Clinton was born 26 October 1949. Her horoscope shows a Mercury-Neptune-South Node conjunction. A planet conjunct the south node works exactly as a planet conjunct the Sun – except that we are looking at the person’s identity in a prior life. Back then the person was seen as an embodiment of that planet. For Mercury-Neptune, Liz Greene and Howard Sasportas write:

Mercury-Neptune aspect  can indicate someone who finds it easy to lie, deceive or distort the truth [1].

Adding to the picture are the stars of Corvus that form a backdrop to the Mercury-Neptune-S.Node conjunction. About Corvus, Deborah Houlding writes:

Corvus is the Latin name for both the raven and the crow and these two birds are usually paired together in mythology. From the same family, their obvious intelligence and ingenuity, as well as their distinctive caw, has given them a widespread association with trickery, storytelling, the relaying of messages, and the serving of self-interest. But the colour of their plumage has also drawn a universal connection with malevolence, sinister forces, and ominous warnings. The stars of Corvus share this reputation and the classical myths that relate to the constellation speak of mistrust, shameful motives, insincerity, glorification in the misfortune of others, and the bearing of bad news [2].

When a planet transits the nodal axis it brings forth a certain type of karma. Gradually, all of our karmic potentials that have ripened manifest in this lifetime. We experience the results of what we have created in the past, for good or ill. Obviously, not all transits are equally powerful. A transit of Mercury may stimulate the axis for a few days and may not amount to much. But a transit of Pluto in hard aspect to the south node may change our lives for ever. And that is exactly what is happening in Hillary’s chart.

The table below is a list of Pluto and Jupiter transits to Mercury-Neptune and her nodal axis taking place currently.


Hillary Clinton - Natal Chart
 26 Oct 1949, 8:02 am, CST +6:00
 Chicago Il, 41°N51', 087°W39'
 Geocentric Tropical Zodiac
 Koch Houses,  True Node

Selection: Outer transit aspects

P1 (H)          Asp                P2 (H)          EXL                Type             Date                                    

Plu (2)         Sqr                 Nep (11)    (X)                  Tr-Na            16 Jan 2016                   
Plu (2)         Sqr                 Nep (11)    (X)                  Tr-Na            3 Aug 2016                     
Plu (2)         Sqr                 Nep (11)    (X)                  Tr-Na            16 Nov 2016                 
Jup (11)      Cnj                 Nep (11)    (X)                  Tr-Na            23 Nov 2016                 

*** END REPORT ***

When Pluto hard aspects Neptune, it  opens the way for truth to emerge by dismantling lies and structures of consciousness that obscure it. If we are unwilling to do that ourselves, we are often forced by others to acknowledge our lies.

Going back to Hillary’s natal chart notice that the various elements conjunct her South Node are spread from about 10 Libra to 17 Libra. Diana Rosenberg mentions that is an area of the Raven’s head and neck and the Virgin’s chest so that there is a liability to throat and lung problems and head ailments, including insanity, paralysis. This supports news about her health issues [3][4].

[1] The Inner Planets: Building Blocks of Personal Reality

[2] http://www.skyscript.co.uk/corvus.html

[3] http://www.globalresearch.ca/hillary-clinton-medical-records-leaked-dementia-seizures-black-outs/5541018

[4] The Hillary Clinton Cough Compilation - YouTube

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Birds Fly Faster as Flocks Get Bigger

While it might be easy to imagine that the more crowded a bird flock becomes, the slower the whole process must also become, the opposite turns out to be true. For the first time, it's been proven that the bigger a bird flock becomes, the faster the birds that comprise it will fly. The discovery comes thanks to scientists from Sweden's Lund University, who took a look at the flight speed of birds in an effort to determine which factors influenced how fast they would fly. Aug. 16  http://www.seeker.com/birds-fly-faster-as-flocks-get-bigger-1975344655.html 

The news on the surprising discovery that the size of the flock has a strong bearing on flight speed comes just before the Full Moon eclipse of August 18. At Lund, Sweden, the eclipse chart has Uranus on the descendant as part of a complex formation with the eclipse luminaries, Jupiter and the TNP Cupido. Keywords and phrases for the elements are as below:

Jupiter: long distance travel; good fortune; helping others; the larger, the better.
Cupido: Family or groups.
Uranus: surprises; unexpected discoveries.
Cupido-Jupiter: Family members travelling together or group travel; large groups.
Jupiter-Uranus-Cupido: unexpected good fortune that results from working together or helping each other in group situations.

And finally the most interesting element of the chart is the star Gienah, epsilon Cygni, which is conjunct the eclipse Moon. This star is in the leading edge of the Swan’s wing (see image). Here the Swan is representative of all migratory birds and perhaps the star in its wing, read in conjunction with the foregoing, is focusing our attention on  how migratory bird flights may be surprisingly helped by group action.