Monday, 26 June 2017

Italian Banking – Domino’s Just Started Falling

Last November the mainstream media wrote headlines of impending doom in the Italian banking industry – it made good reading and they weren’t wrong. But now it’s actually arrived there’s something of a media ‘blackout’. The European Central Bank quietly released the information which, has largely gone unreported. The ECB’s press release was entitled “ECB deemed Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza failing or likely to fail” when really it should have read “ECB deemed Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza bankrupt as they are in law unable to pay their debts.” The decision by the ECB came about as a result of lack of capital. The Single Resolution Board (SRB) concluded that conditions for a resolution action were not fulfilled and that the two banks are to be wound up under Italian insolvency procedures.  June 26

In mundane astrology, the active transits among the ten cycles that occur between the outermost five major bodies of the solar system — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto – are considered important when the bodies that make up these cycles arrive at significant angular relationships. The table below gives the dates on which Jupiter-Pluto form an exact square in 2016-17.

Jup (12)      Sqr                 Plu (3)                    25 Nov 2016             15°Li46' D                15°Cp46' D
Jup (1)        Sqr                 Plu (3)                   30 Mar 2017              19°Li17' R                19°Cp17' D
Jup (12)      Sqr                 Plu (3)                      4 Aug 2017             17°Li31' D                17°Cp31' R

During the period identified, there are times when a third faster moving planet triggers the square. Right now, between June 25 and July 2, Mercury and Mars are forming a T with Jupiter-Pluto setting of its meaning. The three references below explain how Jupiter (overextension) interacting with Pluto (finance) can lead to bankruptcy.

Shown here are two charts drawn for Montebelluna Italy, where Veneto Banca has its headquarters. The first chart is for the exact Mars-Jupiter square and the second for Mars opposite Pluto. Notice that both these charts bring the T-square to an alignment with the meridian implying that this is one place where their effect is likely to felt strongly.

The Astrology of CNN

Cassandra by Evelyn De Morgan (1898, London); 
Cassandra in front of the burning city of Troy at the peak of her insanity.

The Cable News Network was launched at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 1, 1980 [1]. This data provides the basis for CNN’s horoscope which is shown here. The Sun is in Gemini, the sign ruled by Mercury which is linked to news and the media. It is placed in the 8th house. In traditional astrology, this the house of  “death”. Essentially, it is the house of crisis and shows a need to consolidate and accept the loss of elements of life that are no longer fruitful or have served their purpose. 

 Those familiar with astrology will know that the planets rising on the eastern horizon referred to as the Ascendant describe an important aspect of nature of the entity whose chart it is. Here we notice that a Pluto-Poseidon conjunction is just rising over the horizon. The reference below gives us the meaning of the TNP Poseidon.

On a mundane level, Poseidon, to Uranian astrologers, has to do with propaganda, advertising, television and media [2]. For a Pluto-Poseidon interaction, Martha-Wescott [3] gives  the following delineation:

To recognize the pervasive and invasive power of the media, advertising or ideologic propaganda.

If we now progress the radix Sun we find that at [17cn] it opposes radix Moon [17cp] which is square Pluto [19li] – Poseidon [23li].  This is like a Full Moon. Since ancient times this has been linked to erratic behavior that can be counterproductive and sometimes leads to a major breakdown. The term “lunacy” is derived from lunar! [4]

Here Moon [17cp] is conjunct the asteroid Kassandra [17cp]. Pluto which was square Moon-Kassandra is now transiting over it.  For this asteroid, Martha Wescott writes:

Kassandra shows gifts of insight but hard aspects indicate that one’s advice is not heeded or not believed. With Pluto, there is a perception that advice is an attempt to manipulate others.

Isn’t this exactly what the public’s perception of the MSM in general is right now? [5]

[3] The Orders of Light; Martha-Wescott Lang (p.101)

Sunday, 25 June 2017

A Mechanism for Erasing Memories Was Just Discovered

Mnemosyne  Greco-Roman mosaic from Antioch C2nd A.D.

If you had the chance to erase your worst, most painful memories, would you do it? New research published in the journal Current Biology by neuroscientists from the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and McGill University suggests that this may someday be possible, bringing us closer to the reality of manipulating the recollection of our pasts. June 23

The cardinal ingresses of the Sun have a traditional reputation as  important  mundane events.  Shown here is the chart for the  Cancer Ingress of the Sun drawn for New York, the location of the Columbia University Medical Center. The research findings were published on the very day of the ingress. Notice that it carries a Sun-Mercury-Saturn opposition on the meridian. On the IC, conjunct the Sun and Mercury, is the asteroid Mnemosyne.  Mnemosyne is the source of the word mnemonic, the personification of memory in Greek mythology. A Titanide, or Titaness, she was the daughter of the Titans Uranus and Gaia.

On the MC, conjunct Saturn is the Galactic Center. About the GC, Philip Sedgwick [1] writes:

The Galactic Center recently received verification that it contains a black hole as its center. The resulting energy squeeze emits a wide array of powerful radiation, most notably infrared (IFR) in this instance. This Infrared energy pressures the subconscious mind, providing the release of learned behavior and memories, both negative and positive, all in the interest of moving forward. The energetic crowding process pushes out mentally/emotionally stored data to clear space for new information to enter both the conscious and subconscious minds.

The opposition is therefore referring to the need to release memories that are inhibiting growth.

[1] The Galactic Center - Philip Sedgwick

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Pakistan oil tanker fire 'kills scores'

Oil Tanker burns

At least 100 people were on Sunday charred to death and 75 others severely injured after an oil tanker caught fire and exploded on a highway in Bahawalpur district of Pakistan's Punjab Province, according to media reports. The tanker caught fire and exploded apparently after fuel leakage from its damaged containers. At least 100 people were killed and 75 others severely injured in the blaze, local media reported. People had gathered around the tanker after it overturned to collect oil that had leaked out. June 25

Among other cosmic phenomena,  exact planetary aspects are considered important in astrology. In the week following June 25, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Pluto will be forming a T-square. During this period Mercury and Mars will take turns to form exact aspects to other planets in the T. Places where these aspects occupy the angles become especially vulnerable to their influence.

Shown here is the chart for the Mercury-Mars conjunction at Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Notice that the conjunction occurs exactly on the IC and the T-square straddles the meridian.  Mercury-Mars and the IC are conjunct alpha (α) Canis Major, Sirius, a binary, brilliant white and yellow star in the Greater dog. It is the brightest star in the night sky.

Sirius’reputation of being linked to fires has been known since ancient times:

"The brilliant constellation of the Dog: it barks forth flame, raves with its fire, and doubles the burning heat of the Sun. When it put its torch to the earth and discharges its rays, the earth foresees its conflagration and tastes its ultimate fate [translator's note: the ecpyrosis of the Stoics, who held that the Universe would ultimately be engulfed in conflagration and all things would return to the condition of primeval fire]." [Manilius, Astronomica, 1st century AD, book 5, p.316-319].

Here Mercury, the planet associated with travel, and therefore to cars and trucks is conjunct Mars linked to rashness and carelessness and both are  trine Neptune, which is associated with oil, so that it is not surprising that an oil tanker was involved in the accident. 

China landslide

More than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Friday). Rescue teams are frantically searching for survivors trapped beneath rocks. June 24

Transit Mars is moving to form a T-square with Jupiter and Pluto. On June 25, it forms an exact square with Jupiter. A chart for this mundane event places the T sharply on the horizon and meridian axis at Maoxian, China.

With Pluto activated  we can expect the unleashing of the elemental forces of nature in various senses. This would include volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, landslides, cave-ins, tornadoes and hurricanes, tsunamis and floods etc.  Here Pluto is conjunct the 4th house cusp (IC) – a point invariably linked to earthquakes and landslides. 

Friday, 23 June 2017

Fitness blogger killed by exploding whipped cream dispenser

A French fitness blogger died after a whipped cream dispenser exploded, hitting her in the chest and causing her to go into cardiac arrest. Instagram star Rebecca Burger was fatally injured following an “an accident in the home” on June 18, according to her family.

To think that one can predict the future using a horoscope is at best naïve and at worst arrogant. Symbols by nature elude language. However, analyzing an event in retrospect can be very rewarding as it offers an opportunity to understand how the symbols came together in that particular instance.

The unfortunate event reported here occurred just after the Last Quarter Moon of June 17. A chart for the Moon phase at Mulhouse, France has the LQ Moon forming a T-square with Mercury-Saturn on the angles. Here Saturn is placed among the stars in  the constellation Hercules. Hercules is figure that in modern times would be associated with athletes, acrobats, sports champions and fitness freaks. With Mercury and Venus in hard aspect to Hercules-Saturn, this is a special kind of a fitness freak…possibly a woman (Venus) who is also a blogger (Mercury).  Venus is placed in the 8th house (death), conjunct the asteroid Lacrimosa (death) and square Eros (heart; passion for life). Eros-Lacrimosa would be death through  cardiac arrest.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

France moves towards sanity in Syria

Only Nixon could go to China, and only Macron could have taken France out of the "Assad must go" camp without anyone batting an eyelash -- and he has.

The mundane horoscope of France is provided by Astro-Databank [1].  Notice that the recent Jupiter station direct on June 8, took place conjunct France’s radix Sun [12li] and Mercury [13] on the 7th house cusp (also the degree of Syria’s Ascendant [13li] [2] and Russian President Putin’s radix Sun [14li]). Jupiter’s entry into the 7th . This is interpreted by H.S. Green in his Mundane or National Astrology as: “friendly relations are established and maintained with other nations; in time of war peace is established.”

Planetary Synodic Cycles start when two planets align in their orbits, looking from the Sun.  Any Earth-planet synodic cycle begins during a planet's retrograde more exactly when the Sun opposes the retrograde planet. The Earth-planet star alignments (looking from the Sun / heliocentric view) reveal the nature of the specific synodic cycle theme. The station direct is an important turning point when the message of the synod stars begin to be felt. That theme then unfolds until the two planets align again, marking the completion of the synodic cycle and the beginning of the next one.

The current Earth-Jupiter synod occurred on April 7, 2017 at 18li15. The stars in this area are those of the Virgin, and  Bootes, the Herdsman.  Bootes was an armed herdsman, sometimes depicted with a spear rather than a shepherd’s crook. This indicates the potential for aggression that can overwhelm the Virgin’s love of peace. About these stars, Diana Rosenberg writes:

As always with the combination of Virgin and Herdsman, there are issues of violence, murder and mayhem vs peacemaking and peacekeeping. The peace seeking Virgin combined with the overlay of tropical Libra, can bring calm and balance to the passions and burdens of everyday life.