Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Telengana: A new state is born in India

Telangana  is a region in the state  Andhra Pradesh, India. It was the center of culture, learning, and power in the Deccan and India for centuries. Telangana's long and rich history was shaped by the great empires that have risen and fell in its area.The Telangana region comprises 10 districts: Hyderabad, Adilabad, Khammam, Karimnagar, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Rangareddy, and Warangal. Hyderabad and Warangal are two largest cities in Telangana region. Since Telangana was merged with Andhra state to form Andhra Pradesh state in 1956, there were several agitations in Telangana to invalidate the merger and to form Telangana state. The Central Government on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 endorsed  the creation of a separate state of Telangana.

The charts for the Sun’s ingress into the cardinal signs is a standard predictive tool in mundane astrology. Here since we are in the quarter related to the Cancer Ingress we will look at this ingress chart for Hyderabad, the capital of Telengana, the new state. The MC of this chart is 5ge55  square the Uranus/Vulcanus midpoint 4ge46.


The gale-force winds of change (internally in the environment and in the larger context of a societal/ political rebellion, movement or shift) [1]

Progressing the chart to 30 July, the date of Central Government’s announcement brings the Uranus-Pluto square on the angles.


To be aware of sudden events associated with large scale changes [2]

[1]The Orders of Light; Martha Lang-Wescott (p.85)

[2]The Orders of Light; Martha Lang-Wescott (p.81)

Monday, 29 July 2013

European accidents: Perceiving a pattern

A train has derailed in north-western Spain, killing at least 77 of its 218 passengers and injuring more than 100, officials in the Galicia region say. All eight carriages of the Madrid to Ferrol train came off the tracks near the city of Santiago de Compostela. Media reports say the train may have been travelling at more than twice the speed limit around a curve. Officials have not commented on the cause. Analysts say it is the worst train accident in Spain in 40 years. Railway firm Renfe said the train came off the tracks on a bend about 3 or 4km (2-2.5 miles) from Santiago de Compostela station at 20:41 local time (18:41 GMT). [24 July]

Two commuter trains collided head-on Monday evening in western Switzerland, injuring dozens, officials said. The collision happened in the village of Granges-près-Marnand, about 8 km (5 miles) south of Payerne, around 6:45 p.m. [29 July]

At least 38 have been killed and 10 seriously injured in a fatal bus crash near Avellino in Italy.The vehicle was returning from a trip when it hit several cars before crashing into the guardrail, plunging 30 metres down a steep slope. The first ambulances were onsite around 3am local time, though the rescue effort was hampered by the perilous location of the coach. [29 July]

Here are the charts for the  crashes in Spain , Switzerland and Italy. Is it a coincidence that the same configuration of Pluto-Uranus-Mercury-Mars-Jupiter, well known in astrological circles for accidents, straddles the horizon axis?

Last Quarter Moon spurs Middle East peace negotiations

John Kerry‘s persistence has paid off: Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will meet in Washington this evening to resume the long-dormant Middle East peace process. That’s no small accomplishment for a Secretary of State whose fixation with breaking the Israeli-Arab deadlock has produced snickers from some who say Kerry is chasing visions of a grand legacy down a dead-end alley.

But in the end, it’s not Kerry who can broker a peace breakthrough — it’s Barack Obama. And the open question is how much a President who felt burned by the peace process in his first term may be willing to risk in the name of brokering a peace deal in his second.

The chart for the Last Quarter Moon on 29 July at Washington is very prominent since the luminaries are angular and form a sharp T-square with Saturn on the Ascendant. Saturn also forms a Grand Trine with Jupiter and Neptune.

The Last Quarter Moon [6ta] creates an "inner need to initiate change" in the lunar cycle.

 This area [6ta] of the zodiak is predominately about the Royal Family, created by King Cepheus, Queen Cassiopeia, and their daughter the princess Andromeda, who is chained to the rocks and about to be devoured by Cetus, the sea monster.

The stars of the King and Queen often depict individuals in positions who are able to aid, are affluent and have authority.

Caph, the palm of Queen Cassiopeia's hand, holds a stern yet gentle and tender ability to be a true guiding and stabilizing force. Caph provides an in-between or holding place, and indicates the need for arbitration, meeting, and compromise in the midst of the heat of battle. A truce, honoring perhaps even un-resolvable differences, is required.

There are several stars of King Cepheus which show him turning his face away from Andromeda’s plight. But Alphirk of Cepheus  is often indicative of a male in an authoritative position offering aid that actually lifts us from the struggles of life, or alters conditions in a way that otherwise would be impossible through one's own effort alone. [1]

Saturn on the Ascendant is conjunct the stars of the Virgin and  the right hand  of Bootis, the Herdsman, holding a staff or club.

The Herdsman’s staff of guardianship is also an instrument of discipline, mandating correction and punishment of those who (in their eyes) stray from the fold. However, the best among them are humanitarian and public spirited – the Herdsman as “good shepherd” gives a potential for idealistic, inspiring leadership, and they are often consistent efforts to organize collective activities that bring people together, especially in projects that promote peace. The Herdsman excels at communal projects and the Virgin eternally longs for peace, justice and benevolence [2]

Saturn is also part of a Grand Trine with Jupiter and Neptune.

This Grand Trine inspires action to mobilize humanitarian-based ideals that will help to establish new growth and balance in our personal relations and in our existing societal structure. It impels us to mobilize action, especially areas of commerce, communication, and in our daily lives, based on our responsibility to do what is socially and morally right. It also invites the dissolution of boundaries and segregations artificially imposed. Global events, where  conflict and may arise (due to the Uranus-Pluto square), can act as catalyst for more embracing and wide sweeping action of this nature. [3]

Mars [10cn51] which has recently joined Jupiter is conjunct the star Alhena [9cn18] Alhena and Alzirr of Gemini are on the foot of Pollux of the Twins, Castor and Pollux. The Twins are often shown fighting each other.

Alhena indicates a milestone or a turning point has been reached or is to be acknowledged. Alhena indicates the need to get off the fence of indecision, to drop any hesitation, as the "time is at hand" to go forth anew. It marks a time of commencement. Alhena can also manifest simply as a unique sign, indicating an opportunity at hand. As the dividing star of the sidereal sign of Gemini, Alhena invites a separation, a leaving, a departure, and a new commencement, -to move on and engage in a new level of participation. Behaviorally, Alhena impels leaving an older or less fulfilling way of participation, one more associated with Castor, to one more spiritual, associated with Pollux the ambassador [4].

[1] [3]  The Lunar Planner, Nick Fiorenza
[2] Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana K. Rosenberg [v.2, p.158-170]

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Eclipse in Apis - the Bee - ‘stings’ Texas woman

Musca as drawn by Johann Bode, Uranographia, 1801. The constellation was originally called Apis, the Bee

A North Texas woman is recovering following an attack from a swarm of bees that killed her two horses. The attack happened Wednesday evening behind a Pantego home in the 2500 block of Miller Lane, directly across the street from the police department. http://bit.ly/1ccdezL

We start by looking at a very appropriate eclipse  that fell in Musca - Apis (the honey bee) and on the star  Unukalhai (the Serpent – poison) [1]. The chart for the solar eclipse [21s57] progressed to 24 Jul 2013, the date of the attack is shown above. On the MC of the chart [0sa10] are Mercury [29sc40] and the Moon [2sa25]. Here are the stars Yed Prior, delta Ophiuchi [2sa28], the left hand of Ophiuchus holding the serpent, also called the “Hand of Death”. This was part of an ancient Chinese asterism T’ien-Kiou , the Celestial Stable. Amongst the various manifestations listed for this area, Diana Rosenberg includes “animal encounters or attacks, including venomous insect stings” [2].

We could ask ourselves whether it is a coincidence that the star lore associated with the eclipse chart features bees, insect stings, horses and death.

The deeper symbolic  message of this eclipse can be summarized as follows:

This eclipse  awakens  primal or animal energies  that provide the sting or   transmutational force that push us  to learn the “art of  living,” - living in balance with Nature.

[2] Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana K. Rosenberg [v.2, p.273]

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Full Moon highlights the sins of Halliburton

US company Halliburton will plead guilty to destroying evidence relating to the 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill. The plea agreement, which is subject to court approval, means Halliburton will have to pay the maximum possible fine. The spill occurred at BP's Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico and was the worst in US history.

The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion took place on April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana, United States (28°44′N;  88°23′W). The explosion killed 11 workers and injured 16 others and caused the Deepwater Horizon to burn and sink, resulting in a massive offshore oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in the world, and the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history.

 Shown above  is the chart for the current Full Moon at the location of the oil spill. Notice that it is powerfully placed on the meridian axis with a T-square to Saturn  in Scorpio on the Ascendant. This should, therefore, serve as a good example to help us understand in practical terms the meaning of the placement of the karmic planet Saturn in Scorpio.  Dane Rudhyar  explains the meaning and requirement of the developmental process implied by Scorpio.

The reality of human interchange, of living together within the organic, stable, permanent structure of a community is envisioned in Libra as a need and as an ideal of behavior. In Scorpio, this reality must be vitalized, made poignant and dramatic, inescapable.

There is nevertheless a negative side to this picture of release of power in Scorpio; a side provided by the waning Day-force which, then, has become more introverted and subjective, perhaps more subconsciously resentful in its action. It is the dark side of civilization: greed for social power and lust. That greed arises in the individual who, instead of merging himself into the greater whole, draws toward himself the energies produced by the living together the human interchange of values and the commerce which are the foundations of society. Commerce, which is born — or at least permanently established — at the Libra level, generates abundant fruits in Scorpio. If these fruits are cornered by the greedy, then there is social sin. Every man who misuses the products of social interchange of values commits a sin against society. All big business trusts which are built on greed, all politicians who barter in public authority, all racketeers and gangsters, all leaders who play upon fear and mass-passions commit the sin of Scorpio. They lust for social power — instead of fecundating society as true civilizers, and of identifying their destinies with the destiny of their people.[1]

After quoting the Master, nothing further needs to be added. Halliburton is paying for its sins.

[1] The Pulse of Life – Scorpio; Dane Rudhyar; http://bit.ly/14d7Mor

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Astrology of the Spanish train accident

A train has derailed in north-western Spain, killing at least 77 of its 218 passengers and injuring more than 100, officials in the Galicia region say. All eight carriages of the Madrid to Ferrol train came off the tracks near the city of Santiago de CompostelaMedia reports say the train may have been travelling at more than twice the speed limit around a curve. Officials have not commented on the cause. Analysts say it is the worst train accident in Spain in 40 years.

As in several earlier posts we will once again see here  how an eclipse that has probably been forgotten is taking its toll. Notice the chart for the  lunar eclipse of 28 Nov 2012 is strongly placed at the accident site. An eclipse that places violent planetary configurations on the angles is definitely one to watch out for. Notice the violent Mars-Pluto-Uranus square on the meridian axis. Mars-Uranus combination are well known for accidents due to carelessness or overspeeding [1,2]. Mars-Pluto also aspect the eclipse moon in Gemini –  again known for transportation related accidents [3].

Progressing the chart to 24 Jul, the date of the accident brings Mars-Pluto  precisely to the Ascendant triggering the event.

Finally, the “fine print”  or microscopic picture provided by the asteroids confirms the “big picture” . The IC [5ta29]  of the progressed chart conjoins asteroids  Phaethon [0ta09] and Lacrimosa [15ta35].

to hear of losses of life in connection with cars or  other modes of transportation. [4]

[3] Mundane or National Astrology; H.S. Green (p.100)
[4] Delineate V2; Martha-Lang Wescott


Railway firm Renfe said the train came off the tracks on a bend about 3 or 4km (2-2.5 miles) from Santiago de Compostela station at 20:41 local time (18:41 GMT).

A chart drawn for the exact time of the crash (18:41 GMT)  shows Uranus-Pluto square straddling the horizon axis with Saturn on MC.  Mercury-Mars conjunction associated with transportation accidents is on the descendant along with the asteroid Lacrimosa  [16cn] ( grief and deaths). On the Ascendant is the asteroid Icarus [12cp]  while on the descendant is  the asteroid Phaethon. [1cn]

ICARUS: Escapes that are careless of consequences; desire to get outta' here; the fast break impulse; attraction to speed, danger or risk; desire to get away from restrictions (of aspecting points).

PHAETHON: Instances that involve cars, transport, driving; other forms of recklessness-feeling out of control-as though you’ve taken on more than you can handle; having trouble keeping to the middle of the road!

Algol and the 'Vampire Cemetery' in Poland

A chilling find has been made in Poland: at least 17 skeletons buried with the skulls severed and placed between the knees or hands. That, say archaeologists, is how vampires used to be interred, to stop them rising from the dead. Construction workers building a road near the town of Gliwice in southern Poland this month came across four skeletons buried in a bizarre way. Their skulls had been cut off and placed between the knees or hands of the dead. Later, a further 13 skeletons arranged in a similar way were found.

The chart for the New Moon at Gliwice has the star Algol [26ta21] on the Midheaven [25ta58]

To the Chinese Algol was Tsi-Chi, “The Heaped Up Corpses,”  central star of Ta-Ling, “The Great Trench” a mass grave of piled up, deliberately dishonoured and dismembered remains. [1][2]

[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.201)

Eclipse in Hyades favours Iraq jail break

The Hyades

An Al Qaeda group claimed responsibility Tuesday for coordinated attacks on two Iraqi prisons that a lawmaker said freed more than 500 inmates, including some senior members of the militant group. Militants supported by suicide bombers and armed with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns attacked two Iraqi prisons Sunday and Monday as inmates inside rioted and set fires, ending in a massive jailbreak, authorities said. The attacks occurred Sunday night at Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad, and al-Taji prison, north of the capital.

The meaning of the twelfth house in mundane astrology is as under [1]

12th House - hospitals, prisons, institutions and any place of confinement or detention, charities, secret groups, secret government entities and enemies within. This house rules slavery, human rights issues, criminals and crime, prisons etc.

The lunar eclipse of 28 Nov 2012 at Baghdad has the Moon [6ge47]  conjunct  stars of Hyades in the 12th house and forms the apex of a Yod.  Here is also epsilon Perseus,[5ge51] the Rescuer referring to external help in the jail break. Under Hyades, Diana Rosenberg lists “mass movements (i.e. floods of people), uprisings, demonstrations and riots” [2]. This was the  Chinese asterism  Py.  Chinese astrologers warned that when Py trembled or dimmed troops would have to be put on alert thus it was called “The Announcer of  the Invasion at the Border,” and that there would be traitors and deserters and prisoners would escape... [3].  In addition, Saturn [6sc] and Venus [8sc]  which form one leg of the Yod are conjunct the stars of Corona Borealis - part of the asterism T’ien-Lao, the Celestial Prison. [4]

Progressing the eclipse chart to 21 July, the date of the jailbreak, brings the Mars-Pluto end of the Yod to the Ascendant triggering the fateful turn of events that Yods are so famous for.

[1] The Houses and What They Govern in Mundane Astrology
[2] Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.242)
[3] Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.696)

[4] Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.727)

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Full Moon releases Holocaust memories

A poster campaign has launched in Germany aimed at tracking down the last surviving Nazi war criminals and bringing them to justice. Some 2,000 posters showing the entrance to the Nazi Auschwitz death camp and asking people to come forward with information have been displayed in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne.
The US-based Simon Wiesenthal Center offers rewards for useful information.
It estimates there to be 60 people alive in Germany fit to stand trial.

We are currently in the month of the Cancer New Moon about which I quoted.

Emotional memories can return. These emotions can be holding you back from your sense of well-being. Or, they can be guarding you, keeping you feeling safe and secure. Now it’s time to decide if you need the protection or you’re ready to step out of your comfort zone…. Yet, this NEW MOON can be the beginning of reconciling your past, releasing long-trapped emotional tape loops, and that can allow your emotions to move forward.

The Full Moon brings to consciousness what is hidden in the darkness of the New Moon. The chart for the Full Moon at Berlin is shown above. Notice the strong placement of Pluto-Kronos-Hades-Uranus T-square on the horizon axis so that this is what has been brought into consciousness.

Pluto-Hades: knowing that a cleansing (Pluto)  requires  investigation of secrets or the past (Hades) ; unacknowledged, buried or powerful  feelings (Pluto)  cause an internal festering or putrefaction (Hades) ; vindictive  reactions (Pluto) based what happened in the past (Hades).

Uranus-Pluto: With  Uranus acting on Pluto there is a release (Uranus) from the depths of  collective unconscious the ‘will to power’ (Pluto). With both retrograde this is a clear reference to past events as in the period of WW2. (Transit Uranus was conjunct Hitler’s Pluto in the war years).

For the stars on the MC [20sc21] Diana Rosenberg writes:

Under the Serpent, Centaur and wild-beast Lupus, the feral savage lies beneath the veneer of civilization…Tropical Scorpio’s overlay of beast-victim Lupus, punisher Centaurus and Libra’s karmic Scales of Justice bring in souls willing to champion difficult or unpopular causes; some here may victimize others or are moved by the victimization of others…Justice, freedom, human rights etc. are major themes under these stars.

Finally,  if we take Hitler’s  solar return chart and progress it to 23 July  2013 , the same T-square is on the horizon axis – a confirmation that the evil men do lives long after them.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Nose wheel of Flight 345 and the star Tejat

Ten people were left with minor injuries after a plane's nose wheel collapsed when it landed at New York's LaGuardia Airport, officials say. Six of the casualties were taken to hospital after Southwest Airlines Flight 345 skidded off the runway, said airport general manager Tom Bosco. In an evening news conference, Mr Bosco said the plane's front wheel had collapsed when it landed on runway four at 17:45 (21:45 GMT) on Monday.

Readers may like to go back to an older post to see similarities with this event.

9/11 Plane’s Landing Gear and the star Tejat.



The Sun has just entered sidereal Cancer , the chart for which is considered important in mundane astrology. Notice that the sidereal Cancer ingress chart for New York has a  Grand Cross straddling the horizon axis.  While the ongoing Pluto-Uranus square has been shown to be connected with accidents, the position of Jupiter in this chart conjunct the ascendant and the star Tejat is what is very interesting.  A chart drawn for the incident also has the same Grand Cross aligned with the meridian axis. So that the star Tejat is significant for both.

 Quoting from the previous post

Amongst other things, for the stars in the sector between Hades (2cn) to Kronos (7cn),   Diana Rosenberg [1] lists plane crashes, civic disasters, collapses etc. But more interesting are Tejat Prior, eta Geminorium, (3cn33)  in Castor’s left foot and Tejat mu Geminorium, Castor’s left heel (5cn28); nu Geminorium, Castor’s right foot, (6cn59). If we  were referring to an aircraft these stars would be pointing to the wheels and undercarriage!

Nick Fiorenza writing about Tejat [2] says:

Tejat indicates that it is time to come out of hiding, to become visible, to stand forth in the limelight to be seen. Tejat will bring forth that which has been suppressed to be seen and in doing so may draw experiences that are reflections of parts of our selves that seem rather dark and opposing to our unfoldment.

Understood superficially, Tejat is referring to the discovery of  a long hidden piece of the aircraft that hit the WTC but it may have a deeper symbolic meaning for the American public!

The collapse of the nose wheel may be  once again symbolically referring to the same thing.

[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies: Diana K. Rosenberg (v1. p.356-368)

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Dorado and the discovery of gold in the stars

Dorado – the Golden Pompano Fish

July 17: The beauty of gold shrouds its violent origins.

Astronomers have for the first time observed a distinct glow in the aftermath of a violent collision of the cores of two dead stars that they say could explain the origin of all the gold in the universe. Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in the US today said the glow from an event called a short gamma ray burst (GRB) they observed last month has signatures of heavy elements, including possibly gold.

The chart for the lunar eclipse of 25 May, 2013 at Cambridge,MA is shown above. The eclipse is obviously very significant for the place since it is placed on the meridian axis. In addition it is square Neptune [5pi20]. Diana Rosenberg  associates this area with  “major scientific and technological discoveries” [1].  On the Ascendant [8aq] is the star 30 Doradus [6aq] in the constellation Dorado – the Gold Fish [2]. The word dorado is past participle of dorar, from Latin deaurare, 'to gild', from de- + aurare, 'to gild', from aurum, 'gold'. Latin aurare comes from the Indo-European root *aus-2. 'Gold'. Derivative: aureate (golden color).  From this was also derived El Dorado -  a legend that began with the story of a South American tribal chief who covered himself with gold dust and would dive into a lake of pure mountain water. [3]

Finally, if we progress the eclipse chart to 17 July, the date of the news, the Ascendant [6ta] is conjunct the stars of the constellation Fornax (the Furnace) and  gamma Doradus [6ta]! [4]

[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana K. Rosenberg (v.2; p.692)
[2] Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana K. Rosenberg (v.2; p.565)

[4] Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1; p.138)

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Thomas Hudner demonstrates Aquarian love

Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) -- The last thing Thomas Hudner said to mortally wounded pilot Jesse Brown, the first African-American aviator in the U.S. Navy, was that he would come back for him. Sixty-three years later, he may just keep that promise. http://bit.ly/132DYf2

In this example we will see how  past eclipses can be activated by present day  mundane events like ingresses . We start by looking at the sidereal Cancer Ingress of the Sun at Pyongyang.  Notice the significant placement of Uranus [12ar31] on the fourth house cusp [IC].  The current New Moon [16cn] is square Uranus [12ar31] and conjunct a retrograde Mercury [13cn]..recall of the past.  Describing the New Moon in Cancer and the fourth house in a previous post  [1] I had quoted:

Emotional memories can return… this NEW MOON can be the beginning of reconciling your past, releasing long-trapped emotional tape loops, and that can allow your emotions to move forward.

We  will now travel back in time  to 1950 and look at the lunar eclipse of 3 Apr 1950. The first thing to notice is that the current position of Uranus [12ar31] coincides with the eclipse Sun [12ar32]. This, incidentally, is one of the standard rules in astrology by which eclipses are activated.  The eclipse is significant for Pyongyang since Mars-Uranus occupy the descendant and IC respectively. Mars-Uranus is a well known combination for accidents. Moreover on the Ascendant [27pi36] is the star Scheat, beta Pegasus [28pi41]. About Scheat Elsbeth Ebertin wrote:

Tied up with 'malefics', this could lead the native to lose his life in catastrophes, such as floods, shipwreck, mining accidents, airplane accidents, or maybe suicide.. [Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.82.]

All that now remains is to progress the eclipse chart to December 4, 1950 when the incident described in news took place. On the IC of the progressed chart we see a conjunction of Venus and Jupiter at 27aq conjunct the star Gienah of Cygnus at the start of sidereal Aquarius.

The stars of the constellation of Aquarius overlap those of late sidereal Capricorn, which start to create the shift from the covert and personal interest of earlier Capricorn toward the expanded humanitarian interest we experience in Aquarius. This shift fully occurs under the auspices of Sadr, which lies on the cusp. The Aquarian cusp is marked by the wing of Cygnus the Swan, which extends from Sadr, the heart or breast of the Swan, to Gienah, the tip of the wing. Surrounding Sadr is the Gamma Cygni Nebula; and the beautiful Lacework Nebula resides upon the wing, near Gienah. This location in the ecliptic is where we are motivated to strip off the cloaks of personality-based facades and shenanigans to reveal true heart-level self and to live from our deeper hearts' truth for the greater nourishment of all.
Cygnus X-3 is a principal force expressing in early sidereal Aquarius.Cygnus X-3 invites us to surrender our preconceptions of self and our descriptive judgments of others that uphold our isolationist way of being. Cygnus X-3 invites us to participate beyond our segregated ways based on gender, race, creed, or culture and open ourselves to new experience only available when we are willing to embrace the uniqueness of all life. Here we must shed the mortal facades we wear and participate from our true essence and to see the same in others. Here lies the embracing aspect of the Aquarian Waterman, to participate in the inclusiveness of universal (Uranian) love. [2]

Thomas Hudner has certainly lived up to the requirement or challenge posed by the eclipse.

[1] Cancer New Moon awakens past life memories. http://bit.ly/12tagjq

Friday, 19 July 2013

Jillian Haslam:Pegasus frees Andromeda

Jillian Haslam, a 42-year-old British woman, was born in Calcutta of parents who did not leave the city after British rule ended in 1947 and brought upon themselves very dark times. As the fifth of 12 siblings, many of who died of malnutrition, Jillian the child was trundled around streets, under staircases, behind people’s houses where she found a home before ending up in the slums of Kidderpore and living off charity till she left the city at 17. Today she is a motivational speaker, trainer and author and connected with the likes of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Despite memories of her morbid past and the millionaire life she now has in London, with her three-storeyed house, two cars and a company that offers coaching and training services across the UK and internationally, she wants to return to Calcutta. http://bit.ly/198RULU

Shown above is the Cancer Ingress chart for Calcutta progressed to 20 July, the date of the news report. Notice the Kronos-Hades- Uranus-Pluto T-square brought up to the meridian and horizon axis and, therefore, triggered. In the previous post we showed how Kronos-Hades was the decline (Hades) of a king (Kronos). Here we have an example of a reverse effect…a rise (Kronos) from poverty and obscurity (Hades). Also conjoining Kronos-Hades  are Sun and Jupiter forming a stellium. A stellium is a grouping of three or more planets in a certain sign, all connected by conjunction.

Jupiter-Hades: Good fortune (Jupiter) after a period of adversity and poverty (Hades); generosity (Jupiter) for the downtrodden (Hades)

As always a study of the stars that form the backdrop to the planets involved always helps to understand the event through the lens of ancient mythology. Here Uranus [12ar14] , at the apex of the T-square, is conjunct the stars of the chained woman, Andromeda and Pegasus, the winged horse, a symbol of release from difficult circumstances.

The abdication of King Albert of Belgium

The King of the Belgians, Albert II, has announced his abdication. In a national televised address, the 79-year-old monarch said he would step down in favour of his son Crown Prince Philippe, 53, on 21 July, Belgium's national day.

This is another example where we can see events in the life of a nation reflected in Mundane Astrology through Ingress charts. In this particular case – the sidereal Capricorn Ingress.  Notice the strong angular placement of the Kronos-Hades-Pluto-Uranus T-square.  Progressing the Ingress chart to 21 July brings the T-square back to the angles triggering the end of the monarch.

Kronos-Hades : Decline (or abdication) of a monarch

Pluto-Uranus : End of an order

Jupiter-Pluto and the bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit has become the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, with debts of at least $18bn (£12bn). The city, once a symbol of US industrial power, is seeking protection from creditors who include public-sector workers and their pension funds.
Unions described the bankruptcy filing as a power grab. Detroit has faced decades of problems linked to declining industry. Public services are nearing collapse and about 70,000 properties lie abandoned. Mayor Dave Bing has vowed that public services will keep running and wages for public workers will be paid. On Thursday, Michigan state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr asked a federal judge to place the city into bankruptcy protection.

The affairs of a nation can be judged from the horoscope set up at the time of its official inauguration, the birth chart of its leader, and various phenomena such as eclipses, lunations, great conjunctions, stations, comets and ingresses. Among these, cardinal ingresses have a traditional reputation as the most important mundane event.

Shown above is the chart for the sidereal Cancer Ingress of the Sun on 17 July at Detroit. Notice the  forming Jupiter-Pluto opposition made significant for Detroit by being placed on the horizon axis. This is a combination associated with bankruptcy [1] [2].

In addition we have a mundane square of Jupiter-Neptune with Jupiter on the Ascendant and Neptune on the MC.

People who built their castles on sand are  discovering that the tide has changed (and that piddly little bump is  where their fortress used to be.)  [3]

[3] Delineate V2, Martha Wescott Lang

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Astrology of Trayvon Martin’s shooting

The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman took place on the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, United States. Martin was a 17-year-old African American high school student. George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old mixed-race Hispanic, was the neighborhood watch coordinator for the gated community   where Martin was temporarily staying and where the shooting took place. Following an earlier call from Zimmerman, police arrived within two minutes of a gunshot during a scuffle. Zimmerman was taken into custody, treated for head injuries, then questioned for five hours, but eventually released under the supposition the shooting was in self-defense. However, six weeks later, amidst what some have described as a "media circus" atmosphere involving accusations of racism, Zimmerman was charged with murder by a new prosecutor. Zimmerman's trial began on June 10, 2013, in Sanford. On July 13, 2013, a jury of six women, all but one who are described as white, found him not guilty of second-degree murder and of manslaughter charges. [Wikipedia]

As we have seen in  several previous posts, the effect of eclipses last longer than we imagine. We will start here by looking at the Solar Eclipse of 13 Nov 2012 at Sanford. From the chart above we can see that the eclipse was placed at 22sc.  About this area Diana Rosenberg writes:

..under the Serpent, Centaur and wild beast Lupus (we can) sense the feral, savage level that lies beneath the veneer of civilization, the primal drive for survival and dominance…there is an inner kinship with the cruelty and savagery of wild beasts…the defiant daredevil nature of Hercules may lead to unwise, careless and even reckless (acts)… Issues: equal rights for all vs exclusion, partiality, parochialism, elitism and blind fanaticism.

For the stars  that form the backdrop to the Ascendant [16ta04], Diana Rosenberg writes:

The jaws of the ravening sea Sea Monster and tail of the Ram bring forth people who have…a deep need to dominate, reform and control people, events and ideas…the right hand of Perseus, hero and rescuer, is here…it is well to remember that Perseus, the hero and rescuer, can also be Perseus the slaughterer – some here are cold, calculating, ruthless and cruel, even murderous.

Apparently “Zimmerman was the neighborhood watch coordinator for the gated community  where Martin was temporarily staying and where the shooting took place”.  He was selected by neighbors as the program's coordinator, according to Wendy Dorival, Neighborhood Watch organizer for the Sanford Police Department and was licensed to carry firearms. Perhaps he saw himself as a “Perseus” – a kind of protecter or rescuer for the community. The Sabian symbol for the eclipse at 21sc57 is  : Hunters shooting wild ducks….Is this a reference for a license to kill?!

There are several other clues that midpoints offer. The Ascendant [16ta04]  of the chart is conjunct the midpoints :

Pluto/Toro = 15ta53 ; Cupido-A/Hopi = 15ta41

Cupido-A/Hopi :

Cases of prejudices  that are based on "how a  person LOOKS."  In other words, something about their appearance or face  is the reason that they...contend with prejudice...or are  attacked (as though they don't belong or are  a "minority.") 


Some events may remind  you of the violent instinct in human nature--the primitive "beast" that  still rages in all too many chests! 

Finally when we progress the eclipse chart  to  13 July 2013, the date of Zimmerman’s acquittal we notice the meridian axis of the progressed chart  straddles the T-square involving Pluto-Uranus-Kronos-Hades.

Uranus-Pluto : Incidents where there is a sudden release of primitive instincts
Pluto-Hades : to recognize the primitive survival instincts and the power of primal emotions
Pluto-Kronos : to see abuse of power through misuse of office
Kronos-Hades:  to see incidents where law makers make things worse

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Uranus-Pluto square and the Scottish referendum

The Scottish Government intends to hold a referendum of the Scottish electorate, on the issue of independence from the United Kingdom, on Thursday 18 September 2014 following an agreement between the Scottish Government and HM Government. The Referendum Bill, setting out the arrangements for this referendum, is likely to be put forward in 2013. The question asked in the referendum will be "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

Very simply put the current Uranus-Pluto square is about freedom (Uranus) from control (Pluto). We will see how this combination is pushing for Scotland’s independence from the United Kingdom. Shown above is the chart for the upcoming eclipse of 3 November 2013 and below its progression to the date of the referendum, 18 September 2014. Notice that the Uranus-Pluto  straddles the horizon axis in the eclipse chart and meridian axis in the progressed chart indicating that the Uranus-Pluto theme is bound to be brought up on that date.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Eclipse on Unukalhai poisons children

Chapra (Bihar): As many as 11 students died and 48 others fell ill on Tuesday after consuming mid-day meal served to them at a government primary school in Bihar's Saran district, police said.  The tragedy took place at the government primary school in Dahrmasati Gandawan village at Mashrakh block, about 25 km from here, they said.
The children fell ill soon after eating the meal, which consisted of rice, pulse and soybean, police said.

Readers may like to revisit two earlier posts [1,2] on the  13/14 November eclipse. This eclipse was conjunct  Unukalhai -a pale yellow star situated on the neck of the Serpent, sometimes called Cor Serpentis, the Serpent's Heart (a snake's heart is located in its neck). According to Ptolemy it is of the nature of Saturn and Mars.  It is associated with violence and danger of poison. [Robson*, p.213.] [3] [6]

Progressing this eclipse chart to 16 July, the date of the news, brings the eclipse Sun conjunct the IC of the chart. Regular readers will be aware that events connected with the potential of the eclipse are triggered when  progressed angles (Ascendant, Descendant, MC and IC) touch the eclipse.

A second thing to note is the fact that the eclipse [22sc] forms a  sesquisquare to the TNP Kronos [7cn] and since Kronos is itself conjunct Hades [2cn] and Ceres [3cn] , the eclipse for all practical purposes is aspecting the combination of Kronos-Hades-Ceres.

CERES: The need for nurturing; food; the relationship between mother & child; issues of "taking care of" people, plants and animals; growths/cysts; herbs and grains. [4]

HADES:  Debilitation or deterioration [5]

Ceres-Hades: Food that has deteriorated or  become “poisonous”

[1] Unukalhai and the poisoned Borneo elephants http://bit.ly/Xd34Wb
[2] The Geneva treaty on mercury pollution. http://bit.ly/13P5y28
[3] *Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923

Monday, 15 July 2013

Cancer New Moon awakens past life memories

PALM SPRINGS — When Michael Boatwright woke up in the emergency room at Desert Regional Medical Center, the nurses began asking him questions for which it became clear he had no answers. The gray-haired, soft-spoken man looked at his identity card and didn’t recognize his own face. He answered only to Johan Ek.

The sign Cancer is a Water sign and is often shown as a body of  Water.  Since ancient times Water as an element has been associated with the psyche. One of the functions of the psyche is to act as a storage for memories.

The map for the current New Moon in Cancer at Palm Springs is shown above. The New Moon is not only in Cancer (fourth sign)  but  also in the fourth house which is a double whammy.

The two references below tell us  (a) the meaning of the fourth house and (b) the significance of a Cancer New Moon.

The 4th house in the horoscope represents your roots. It is the family environment that you grew up at, it is the family atmosphere that you create in your own family, and yet, it is so much more. Each child is born with memories of past lives, past experiences, and people with a strong 4th house hear the memories of their race, its history (the real one, not the one in the history books), their nation’s past hopes and fears and its values.

Emotional memories can return. It may seem like it, but this is NOT to make you miserable. Revisiting old emotions now, at the Cancer New Moon, can CLEAR subconscious memories that are casting shadows and doubt on your goals and preventing you from doing what your heart desires – what feels right. These emotions can be holding you back from your sense of well-being. Or, they can be guarding you, keeping you feeling safe and secure. Now it’s time to decide if you need the protection or you’re ready to step out of your comfort zone…. Yet, this NEW MOON can be the beginning of reconciling your past, releasing long-trapped emotional tape loops, and that can allow your emotions to move forward.

But why was this drama taking place in Palm Springs? Mundane astrology recognizes that (a) lunations (New Moons or Full Moons) that occur on the horizon or meridian axes are very powerful and (b) should they also be in hard aspects to difficult planetary configurations , the energies of those planets will show up in events. In this case we can see that the New Moon took place on the IC opposite Pluto on MC and square Uranus on the Ascendant.  A key phrase for Pluto-Uranus  from Martha Wescott is:

Pluto-Uranus:  To see (disruptive)  behaviour based on emergent (formerly repressed) psychological content

Further reading:

Mercury is currently retrograde in Cancer. And retrogression in astrology is related to a recall of the past.

Mercury Retrograde in Cancer: The Anchor of Memory