Thursday, 20 October 2016

Hundreds Stage Protest in Aleppo Demanding Militants Let Them Leave

The UN's top diplomat for the Syrian crisis has offered to personally escort hundreds of al-Qaeda fighters out of Aleppo if it would end hostilities, warning that the city will be completely destroyed by Christmas if the current levels of fighting continue. Staffan de Mistura, the 69-year-old Italian aristocrat tapped by the UN to try to bring peace to Syria, said he was prepared to offer his own body as a “guarantee” if it would convince fighters from the al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda-linked group, to leave Aleppo. Oct.6

Hundreds of residents of eastern Aleppo took to the streets on Thursday to call on militants to let them leave the city, a resident told RIA Novosti in a phone interview. Oct. 20

The cardinal ingresses of the Sun have a traditional reputation as  important  mundane events. Of these the Capricorn Ingress has a special place and is considered by many to be the  annual chart. Shown here is the Capricorn Ingress chart for Aleppo.  A  prominent Mars-Haumea-Pluto-Uranus T-square straddles the meridian.  The following delineations for  Haumea and Uranus-Pluto describe the conflicting dynamics behind the news from Aleppo.

It would seem Haumea's driving intent is that to intercede in what the old totalitarian powers have repeatedly demonstrated throughout Earth's history—the repetitive destruction of the peoples of the Earth and inability to ensure a safe evolution and ascension of humanity.

 To recognize that the threat of a separation or demand for independence (Uranus) can bring vindictive reaction or is put down for fear of losing control (Pluto).

Progressing the ingress chart to Oct.20  brings the T-square to an alignment with the horizon axis thereby triggering it  and bringing up the issues mentioned above.

Blue-eyed tea-seller becomes social media sensation

A blue-eyed tea-seller from Islamabad has scored a modelling contract after featuring in an Instagram post that went viral. Even more unlikely, the 18-year-old’s picture topped trending lists across Indian social media, warming an icy patch between the neighbours that has included calls for Pakistani actors to be banned from the Indian film industry. Photographer Jiah Ali snapped the chai-wallah at a bazaar in the Pakistani capital on Sunday. Her Instagram post spread to Twitter and Facebook and kicked off a search for the name of the vendor. Oct 19

It may be interesting astrologically speaking to find out what caused this blue-eyed tea-seller from Islamabad, to capture the imagination of so many on social media. On October 30, Venus and Saturn will make a triple conjunction with a galactic point known as the Great Attractor. About the Great Attractor Philip Sedgwick [1] writes:

The Great Attractor or Abell 3627  [14 sa 10'59"]  is  a massive galactic anomaly.  This enigma slowly sips upon a liquid-like flow of galaxies drawing them into its huge gravitational grip. This astrophysical enigma is both huge and perplexing - thus, its unofficial, official namesake: The Great Attractor!

The attraction to this point possesses a seductive tone, but in a classical Sagittarian mode. There’s
something about it. It seems to possess this energy - it’s mysterious, it’s captivating.  Once engaged, there is no hope. You will be swept away. There is no control. No act of volition can alter this fact of life. Something interesting does precede the gravitational capture. That notation comes in the form of curiosity .

A chart for the Venus-Saturn conjunction at Islamabad has it placed in hard aspect to the meridian implying that it is significant for the place. On October 19, the date of the news,  transit Moon triggers this combination through an opposition.  

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Hillary Campaign Bus Caught Dumping Human Waste

In an act that some have said reeks of symbolism, the tour bus of the Clinton campaign was caught dumping human waste literally on the street, or as some less politically correct commentators have dubbed the incident, "the Hillary campaign caught shitting on main street America." As a result, Hillary Clinton's campaign bus is being investigated after police in Lawrenceville, Georgia, received multiple reports of Hillary’s “Forward Together” tour bus illegally dumped human waste into a storm drain along Grayson Highway on Tuesday morning.

Here is a chart for the Disseminating Moon of Oct. 19, just a day after Clinton’s campaign bus was caught dumping human waste on the street.  Notice that the Moon is part of a prominent Grand Cross that aligns with the angles. The primary  stars conjoining the Ascendant and N.Node are Denebola, Beta Leo and Zosma, delta Leo.  Remember Leo, the Lion is the King of the jungle (ruling authority figures). And this is an area at hind of the Lion  (see image) from where the products of its intestinal toxicity (shit) emerge. Also influencing this area is the star Benatnasch (Alkaid). Nick Fiorenza tells us that this  is about  the old totalitarian form of leadership, common to big-business, and many religious/political figureheads  using diversionary tactics and smoke screens to hide the real issues at hand. Conditions in this area are toxic for the unrefined who are unable to distinguish between what is true and what is false (shit!). [1]

This is all the more relevant  since Neptune conjoins the S.Node. In other words, people are being asked to check whether in the past they have been weak and gullible and gave away  their power away to totalitarian leaders.  The“shit” (literally and metaphorically) of these leaders  is out there for everyone to see.  Saturn square Neptune-S.Node is about developing the capacity to see the truth behind the falsehoods.

To this we add a little detail from the Chinese zodiac. The Moon [11ge] which completes a Grand Cross that aligns with the angles, is conjunct the star epsilon Leporis [12ge] that was part of the Chinese asterism Ping The Screen of the Latrine! [2] Now isn’t that what was removed or gave way so that Hillary’s shit was out in the open for all to see!! After all the Wikileaps dumping tons of Hillary’s e-mail is also just that.

[2] Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1,p.700)

Drug to cure baldness discovered

Coma Berenices

Berenice's Hair

As part of a study conducted at Stanford and Yale, Thomas and 65 other alopecia areata patients took the pill, called Xeljanz, which is prescribed for people with rheumatoid arthritis, another autoimmune disease. More than half of the study subjects saw hair regrowth. A third recovered more than 50% of their lost hair. In a separate study, nine of 12 patients with alopecia areata recovered more than 50% of hair regrowth using a similar drug, Jakafi, which is approved for cancer treatment. Oct.19

A chart drawn for the current New Moon at Stanford is shown here.  The New Moon [8li] sextile  Saturn [11sa] on the MC.  And additionally  the New Moon is conjunct the star [9li] alpha (α) Coma Berenices [1], Diadem, in Berenice's hair while Saturn is conjunct  stars of Ophiuchus, the Medicine man or the Healer!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Astrology of the Mosul Offensive

A suicide car bomb, sowing panic as it plows toward Peshmerga positions. An ISIS fighter who ambushes Kurdish troops from a concealed tunnel before blowing himself up. These were the early indications of how dedicated and single-minded Mosul's ISIS occupiers can be -- and how bloody and grinding Iraq's battle to liberate the city may prove. Following swifter-than-expected progress in the advance on Mosul on day one, the diverse coalition of Iraqi Security Forces troops, Kurdish Peshmerga allies and thousands of Iraqi irregulars pressed forward with their assault Tuesday to liberate Iraq's second city from two years of ISIS rule. Oct.18

The Iraqi military action against ISIS in Mosul comes just a couple of days before the Disseminating Moon. In his October blogpost, Nick Fiorenza describes the dynamics of the Moon phase as below:

The Disseminating Moon occurs on October 19 conjoining Aldebaran of Taurus. The Moon fills the Saturn Lunar Nodes T-square, forming a brief Grand Square. The Disseminating Moon opposite Saturn-Antares in Scorpio can impart somewhat of a conflictual or paradoxical energetic, especially square the Lunar Nodes. It may bring conflict to surface regarding what is long established but not supportive of the wellbeing of home and family, and thus impels demonstrable action to address this paradox.

Mars conjoins Pluto on our Demonstrable Moon (a few hours after). Although not in a direct aspect to the Disseminating Moon, the Moon does move a bit into an inconjunct aspect as the Mars-Pluto conjunction occurs. This can impart an assertive drive to use force to make things happen, backed by strength, stamina and determination.

Pluto has been making passage through sidereal Sagittarius since December 2005, and is currently under the auspices of Lyra. Generally, Pluto in Sagittarius becomes a revealer of truth and reveals the corrupt quest for the pursuit of power. Mars, after making its conjunction with Saturn and Antares recently in August, entered Sagittarius in mid-September. Mars continues its passage through the stars of the Zen Archer through October. Mars, is strong in Sagittarius, both fiery, meaning Mars impels assertive action from a place of autonomy and strength. It impels a passionate pursuit for something greater, for a higher meaning, purpose, vision or truth. It impels action in leadership to enthusiastically fight for our principles or ideals. Conjoining Pluto, Mars can impel the pursuit of power for a greater vision or ideal, but also impels audacious action to deconstruct that which is in power or believed to be corrupt powers impeding greater truth, freedom and justice.

The highlighted sections clearly explain what is driving the Iraqi government action. But here let us take a little diversion to ancient Chinese astrology which adds remarkable detail to the situation in Mosul.  We mentioned above that the Disseminating Moon is conjunct the star Aldebaran.  In China this was part of the asterism Py, the Net, representing a hunting net.  The purpose of the hunt was to eliminate dangerous “ beasts”. Under this asterism, traitors and deserters would be recaptured and punished [1].

[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies ; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1,p.696)

Monday, 17 October 2016

Antares Rocket – An “omen” for US elections?

Coming events cast their shadow before them. –Ancient Proverb

The US Antares carrier rocket equipped with two Russian RD-181 engines blasted off to the International Space Station with the Cygnus cargo ship from the Wallops Flight Facility for the first time, NASA TV live broadcast showed. Oct.17

Is there any way to determine whether an event is an omen? For ancient cultures, those events somehow out of the ordinary were frequently looked to as providing insight into possible future trends. That is to say that some events can serve as mirrors to current states of mind or reveal impending developments.

With this in mind let us look at the US Sibly solar return. Notice that it has Saturn placed very significantly on the Ascendant conjunct the star  ANTARES and in hard aspect  to Uranus.  Among other things, the  combination Saturn-Uranus in linked to revolutionary breakthroughs both social as well as technological. About Antares Nick Fiorenza writes:

Antares is the heart of the Scorpion. In classical astrology, Antares is the star of war and weaponry, and with expounded meaning, to challenge the established opposing politics (an arena common to the Antares / Aldebaran axis) with tenacious adamancy. This is especially in regard to taking a stand against the established conditions of our personal lives and against the established order or authority directing our lives when those conditions or that authority are no longer in our best interest nor supporting our evolutionary freedom and fulfillment.

So  what might the launching of a rocket curiously named  Antares  mean as an omen  for the American elections?!

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Freed students reunite with families in Nigeria

Aquila kidnapping Ganymede

Twenty-one schoolgirls who had been kidnapped by the Islamist group Boko Haram in the Nigerian town of Chibok have been reunited with their families. In an emotional ceremony in the capital Abuja, one of the girls said they had survived for 40 days without food and narrowly escaped death at least once. It is unclear how the release was negotiated, but an official says talks are under way to free some more girls.

The Full Moon of October 16 was preceded by an exact  Sun-Uranus opposition which fell on the meridian axis at Chibok.  This was part of a splayed T-square which has Mars-Pluto on the Ascendant. Mars-Pluto are conjunct stars of Aquila, the Eagle that in mythology is linked with the kidnapping of the child Ganymede [1].

On the IC is a conjunction of Uranus and Ceres, both retrograde. This refers to a disruptive (Uranus) event  in a mother-child (Ceres) relationship from the past (retrograde).  But Uranus [22ar] is amid  stars of the chained Princess Andromeda and  Baten Kaitos, in the Sea Monster’s belly . This is an area that links to entrapment or imprisonment. However, the Full Moon illuminating Uranus, the planet most linked with freedom and independence offers the possibility of a breakout from the “foul juices” in the belly of the Sea Monster.

Resonating with the same theme is the Mars-Jupiter square, for which Ebertin’s key phrase “settlement of conflict” is relevant here. Going one step further, the Sabian symbol  for Jupiter (7li44) “A Blazing Fireplace in a deserted home (welcomes the return of the “prodigal sons”) metaphorically symbolizes the return of the “wayward consciousness”.

[1] Aquila (constellation) - Wikipedia