Thursday, 29 August 2013

Syria: On why good sense may yet prevail on Obama

Orion – the warrior

Obama’s radix Mars [22vi35] is conjunct the stars Avior [22vi36], Denebola [21vi05] and Cor Caroli [24vi01]  in the area of Benatnash.

This is a windy and fiery area of the zodiak, often producing grand spectacle and diversionary smoke screens. World powers functioning under the old totalitarian (Benatnash) directive have over and again demonstrated the inability to ensure the safe evolution of Earth and humanity by perpetuating continual upheavals, wars, and destruction of the peoples of the Earth throughout the ages. Cor Caroli is the Alpha star of Canes Venatici, the barking hounds or hunting dogs, articulating that the totalitarian tactics are those of commotion and grand spectacle, ensuring the attraction of one’s attention, the lure of the false prophets and spiritual / political illusionists. Canes articulates the expression of the Benatnash directive simply as loud and grand global proportion spectacle, but as diversionary tactics.

Curiously conjoining Benatnash, also at the Leo-Virgo cusp and lying south of the ecliptic, below the egoic stage setting of late sidereal Leo, is Alkes of Crateris, the cup of salvation, the golden chalice. Here we find the way, the greater spiritual fulfillment that we seek lying silently submerged under the diversionary shenanigans perpetuated by the puppet-masters directing the global stage. As we transcend the egoic stage altogether, we find Avior, Epsilon Carina of Argo Navis and Delta Velorum on the sail of the Argo. These two stars are associated with the underlying spiritual truth and wisdom that guides us to our greater fulfillment and well being, a truth far hidden from the ego-driven wanna-be spiritual-political self-proclaimed authorities who spout principles they do not live. [1]

Obama’s converse progressed Sun [22ge59] is  forming a square to his radix Mars [22vi35] and conjunct the star Al Nilam [22ge15]. Epsilon (ε) Orion, Alnilam, is a brilliant white star occupying the central position in Orion's belt.

Orion is a constellation associated with war.  Orions are known for going off on their own crusades, doing their own thing without consideration of Divine Directive--hence the name "impious wanderer," and they often battle to the death for their diversionary causes. The belt stars of Orion are: Mintaka, Alnilam, and Alnitak. Mintaka conjoins the North Horn; Alnitak conjoins the South Horn; and Alnilam, is the center star of the belt.  Alnilam, eye of the belt,  between El Nath and Al Hecka, marks the middle ground for the theme of the charging bull’s horns. Alnilam is arbitrator to split or opposing forces. The theme here is one of negotiation and arbitration rather than fighting.[2] 

We can, therefore, conclude that there is yet hope that  good sense may prevail and Obama may not go to war in Syria.



Shown above is Obama’s precessed lunar return at Washington. The Grand Cross of Uranus-Pluto-Jupiter-Venus is highlighted since it aspects the meridian axis. For the stars at the MC conjunct Uranus [11ar], Diana Rosenberg writes:

“Absolutists they believe in machismo and the use of force….life brings issues of power, of whether to fight to the end or agree to compromise (both with others and within themselves).”

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

US readies to strike Syria at Hyades Last Quarter Moon

American forces are "ready" to launch strikes on Syria if President Barack Obama chooses to order an attack, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says. "We have moved assets in place to be able to fulfil and comply with whatever option the president wishes to take," Mr Hagel told the BBC.

Today's Last Quarter Moon [5ge15] at Damascus  aspects the meridian axis and forms a T-square with Mercury-Neptune.  


People  can  use words... to deceive (themselves or  others)... to exaggerate their concern for victims .. to take advantage of  others... to misrepresent things. There  can be a lot of talk about plans that are  unrealistic .  Folks can also "talk" but not follow through with action  (because they're impractical, indecisive or passive.)    This is a time to remember that what people  say may not be true... or may be misunderstood.  This is a time to  clarify, check the details, and look for omissions!  [1]

The Last Quarter Moon also  conjoins Syria’s [1 Jan 1944; 0:00 EET]  Mars/Uranus [5ge] and the star Prima Hyadum [6ge] of Hyades*. Diana Rosenberg links Hyades to invasions. In ancient China, the Pleaides/Hyades area was “The Announcer of the Invasion at the Border”

Finally, Venus [13li] is transiting conjunct Syria’s Ascendant [12li] and the US Sibly’s Saturn [14li]. All of these are conjunct the star Algorab  of Corvus the Raven. The influence of this star is described as follows:

Of the nature of Mars and Saturn. It gives destructiveness, malevolence, fiendishness, repulsiveness and lying, and is connected with scavenging. [Robson*].

A Mars-Saturn star that can show up the more troublesome side of Libra, a variation on the truth when an excuse looks to be safer. [The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, p.175.]

Delays and restraint are indicated to come about by fiascoes, losses, wrong handling of matters and enmity in general. Accidents or injuries difficult to avoid. [Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.60.]

[1] Delineate V2; Martha Wescott
[2] Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.243)

*"The Hyades are a stormy star group and was regarded as a separate constellation. Those born at this time take no pleasure in tranquillity and set no store by a life of inaction; rather they yearn for crowds and mobs and civil disorders. Sedition and uproar delight them; they long for the Gracchi to harangue from the platform, for a secession to the Sacred Mount, leaving but a handful of citizens at Rome; they welcome fights which break the peace and provide sustenance for fears. They herd their foul droves over untilled countryside, for this constellation also begot Ulysses' trusty swineherd (Eumaeus, or Eumaios, was Odysseus' swineherd ). Such are the qualities engendered by the Hyades at the rising of their stars". [Astronomica, Manilius, 1st century AD, book 5, p.308-311].

Badger cull violates Ursa Major New Moon spirit

A pilot badger cull in Somerset is under way, the National Farmers' Union has confirmed. The controlled shooting of 5,000 badgers is due to begin on Tuesday in Somerset and Gloucestershire and last over six weeks in an attempt to control TB in cattle.

The current New Moon [14le] is conjunct the Dubhe, alpha  Ursa Major [15le]. Diana Rosenberg links this area with issues relating to the destruction or protection of animals and the environment [1].

In August Jupiter  in Cancer forms its Square and Opposition to Uranus and Pluto. The New Moon at Somerset  has the meridian axis straddling the  T-square  and therefore highlighting it for the place.  Uranus and Pluto have a quality of heartlessness as they bring about massive changes.  Jupiter in Cancer is  reminding us that while making these drastic changes we must not forget that all  living beings deserve our compassion.

But since Cancer is a sign connected with tribes, families and  groups, it is quite possible for individuals and groups to  react in a more parochial way to this challenge.  They become defensive wishing to  protect the interest of their group by building walls not bridges and so create an even greater gulf between "us versus them". Then this opportunity for growth and self-transcendence could be lost in those ego-driven fears that have echoed throughout other historical periods faced with similar demands for self-transformation [2].

[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.517)

Monday, 26 August 2013

Sibly reflects upcoming US debt crisis

Come mid-October, the U.S. government will no longer be legally allowed to issue more debt, according to a letter written by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to Congressional leaders earlier today. That’s when the Treasury will exhaust the so-called “extraordinary measures” it has undertaken to avoid going over the Congressionally imposed limit on total federal debt of $16.7 trillion set in a budget deal in May.

Bill Herbst writing about the US Sibly and how it reflects the coming economic crisis says:

With Uranus moving into opposition with the USA natal Saturn, and Pluto moving into opposition with the USA natal Sun, and with both these axes aligned at right angles, something’s got to give. The USA chart is 237 years old. It has been through many major multiple-planet transit alignments over those two-plus centuries. But the USA chart has never been through any multi-planet transit configuration this precise, powerful, or disruptive. Uranus opposes the USA natal Saturn every 84 years, so that’s happened twice before in the country’s history (in 1847-48 and 1930-31, with severe economic disruption occurring each time. By contrast, Pluto — the archetypal symbol for death-and-rebirth through eruptive convulsions — has never been opposite the USA natal Sun. This will be the first time that astrological event has occurred in American history. Not only is that transit unprecedented, but it’s happening simultaneously with the Uranus opposition to the USA natal Saturn, and while Uranus and Pluto are square each other. Friends, that’s off the scale. The argument can be made that this is most important crossroads ever faced by this nation, every bit as important as the Civil War or the Great Depression.

If we look upon the Uranus and Pluto transits to the US Sun as the hour hand of the clock, the solar return chart (along with its progressions) can be looked upon as the minute hand of the clock. The current solar return for the Sibly is ominous as it brings the Uranus-Pluto square on to the angles. And progressing it to mid October 2013 aligns the square once again to the meridian axis signalling that this is one period when the crisis begins to hit hard.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

April eclipse brings changes for sex workers in Switzerland

Centaur carrying off a nymph (1892) by Laurent Marqueste (Tuileries Garden, Paris)

Summertime and the livin’ is easy – especially in the Altstetten area of Zurich where, starting Aug. 26, the city’s prostitutes will have brand new, government-sponsored digs to ply their trade.

Switzerland has a unique system of direct democracy, and issues big and small are frequently decided at the ballot box. Last year, 52% of Zurich voters approved the proposal of municipal authorities to earmark $2 million of taxpayer money towards building nine drive-in structures to provide a safe and discreet environment for sex workers. And on August 26, the “sex boxes,” as these premises are called, will be put into service, welcoming dozens of prostitutes and their clients.

An eclipse creates a relaxation and re-stimulation both in Earth’s energy grid and in our neurobiological resonance providing an opportunity to release the past and engage in a fresh start. The lunar eclipse of 26th April 2013 has the Sun conjunct the  amorous pair Venus and Mars [2] while Moon is conjunct the restraining or law giving Saturn.  In a previous post [3] we saw how the eclipse is changing laws connected with sexuality. It is bringing into the field of our consciousness issues related to sexuality that we had previously rejected.

But why Zurich ? While the message of an eclipse is valid for the whole world, those places where the themes of stars on the angles deal with issues closely connected with the eclipse are the places where the changes are most felt. At Zurich we have the following.

The Ascendant [23sc] is conjunct the star Agena, beta centauri. Centaurs were depicted in mythology as half human and half horse. Although we humans are not literally half-human, half-horse like centaurs, we are metaphorically split in two in similar ways. The split we suffer is the divide between the godlike self and the animal self. And the essential message here is that it is important to respect both the animal and the god inside us.

The MC [10vi] is part of the Indian lunar mansion “Purvaphalguni” – a mansion associated with well being and amorous pleasures [4] .

The descendant [23ta] is conjunct the star Capulus [24ta]  which Bernadette Brady associates with  primitive, male, sexual energy.

The eclipse Moon is the 12th house – house that represents matters that are hidden, restrained, secret, incapable of action or of being fully understood. Traditionally  it is a wholly unfortunate house, associated things we have rejected in our consciousness and therefore driven into darkness away from public view. The eclipse is changing all that in Zurich. Progressing the eclipse to 26th August when the Swiss laws come into effect brings the progressed meridian square the eclipse axis acting as a trigger for the issues connected with eclipse causing to manifest.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Venus-Pluto: Rape in Mumbai

Rape of Persephone: Classical mythology

The Mumbai Police on Friday arrested all the five accused allegedly involved in the shocking gang-rape of a 23-year-old photo journalist here. The photojournalist, who was working as an intern with an English magazine, was allegedly gang-raped by five men at around 8pm on Thursday near Shakti Mills in Lower Parel area of the metropolis. The victim was on an assignment, doing a story on 'chawl' when the incident took place, police said.

24th August 2013, 10:01 UT Venus (9 li 10'16") square Pluto (9 cp 10'16" Rx)

In mundane astrology a chart drawn for an exact planetary configuration becomes significant for a place when planets aspect the horizon or meridian (angles).  Shown below is a chart drawn for the Venus-Pluto square at Bombay. Notice that Pluto is rising on the Ascendant square Venus. Venus-Pluto hard aspects have been related in  Greek mythology to sexual violence and rape. [1] [2]

[1] Rape of Persephone

[2] The Astrology of Fate, Liz Greene;

Friday, 23 August 2013

Alphard Full Moon and gas attack in Syria

Syrian activists claim that government forces have carried out a “poisonous gas” attack in suburbs of the capital, Damascus, leaving hundreds of people dead. Activists said regime forces fired “rockets with poisonous gas heads” in the alleged attack early on Wednesday (21st Aug).

Shown above is the chart for the Full Moon  at Damascus which took place on the same day as the gas attack. The Sun [28le11] is conjunct the star Alphard, alpha Hydra, Snake’s heart. It is reported by the Radio Free Syria that the attack took place at 5 am. The chart for the moment also has the Sun [28le] just rising conjunct the star Alphard.

 Particularly matters connected with 'poison' are accentuated badly, e.g. blood poisoning, murder by poison, attempts of poisoning, poisoned hatred in women, gas poisoning…[Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.50, under the name Alphard.]

On the Ascendant [11le28] of the chart is Gianfar, lambda Draco [10le31] – another star linked to poisons.

According to Ptolemy …danger of  accidental poisoning. It was said by the Ancients that when a comet was here poison was scattered over the world. By the Kabalists it is associated with the Hebrew letter Mem and the 13th Tarot Trump "Death." [Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.43].

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Astrology of the trial of Bo Xilai

The trial of Bo Xilai, the disgraced Chinese politician once tipped for the highest levels of power, has begun in the city of Jinan. Mr Bo, who has not been seen in public for 18 months, is charged with bribery, corruption and abuse of power.
Formerly the Communist Party leader in Chongqing, he has since been stripped of official roles in a scandal that has seen his wife and police chief jailed.

The  Sun’s ingress into the cardinal signs is a very important tool in mundane astrology [1]. Here we see that the sidereal Cancer Ingress at Beijing is very significant with a Grand Cross in cardinal houses.  In addition, the stellium of planets Mars,Jupiter, Kronos, Hades squares the meridian. On the MC is the newly discovered planet Makemake.

Hades-Kronos: to see humiliation through loss of position; to be aware of criminal activity [2]

Pluto-Kronos: to be aware that prominent persons (including leaders in government)  are under substantial pressure [2]

Pluto-Uranus: power struggles within groups [2]


Makemake's role appears to be one associated with the use of   financial resources  to create an economic environment that supports the healthy evolution of all human beings  rather than for personal gain. [3]

Progressing the chart to 22 August, the date of the start of the trial, we see the progressed horizon axis aligned with the Grand Cross triggering its meaning.

Finally, a look at the chart for the upcoming solar eclipse of 3 Nov 2013 confirms the message with the same Grand Cross aligned with the horizon axis. (Eclipses are known to be activated three months prior to their occurrence when the transit Sun forms a square aspect)

[1] The How-To’s of Solar Ingresses – Mundane Magic
[2] The Orders of Light, Martha Lang-Wescott



The trial started at 08:30 (00:30 GMT) - is taking place at the Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, in eastern Shandong province. The court is providing an account of proceedings on its official microblog. A chart drawn for this time has the now familiar Uranus-Pluto-Kronos-Hades along with Jupiter and Venus forming a Grand Cross that is placed on the angles supporting the theory outlined above.

On why George Bush might be imprisoned

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., (Aug. 20, 2013) — In court papers filed today (PDF), the United States Department of Justice requested that George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Paul Wolfowitz be granted procedural immunity in a case alleging that they planned and waged the Iraq War in violation of international law. Plaintiff Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi single mother and refugee now living in Jordan, filed a complaint in March 2013 in San Francisco federal court alleging that the planning and waging of the war constituted a “crime of aggression” against Iraq, a legal theory that was used by the Nuremberg Tribunal to convict Nazi war criminals after World War II.

At the onset I refer readers to an earlier post where I explain why I think George Bush is likely to go to jail.

Twelve years ago in September 2001, George Bush  and the US Sibley had Jupiter [13cn]   transit conjunct radix Sun and Pluto [13sa] transit quincunx the Sun. 

Steven Forrest describes Jupiter-Pluto thus:

Links opportunity to desire, vision to intensity, self-confidence to a willingness to upset the apple cart. Gentleness is a precious part of life but it is not particularly relevant to either of these planets, especially Pluto. Seizing destiny, claiming more territory for oneself, expanding one’s bubble…these extensions are often greeted with mixed responses from people around us. We may hear a chorus of  “ouches”. [1]

Shown here are the current solar return charts for the Sibley (above) and George Bush (below). Notice that the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square is prominently placed in the angles for both charts.

We are now entering a period  [Aug 13 to Feb 14] when Jupiter  has once again  returned to a conjunction to the Sun in the radix charts of George Bush and the US Sibley. But this time around Pluto, the planet of retribution,  is opposite.

Faith is embattled. Perhaps someone has gone down a road for the wrong reasons. Under the hard aspects those illusions are challenged. And we hate it![1]

Here are two reasons why Bush might go to jail

Reason 1
(from previous post)
George Bush’s Moon [16li42] is conjunct the star Seginus [16li55] of Bootes.

About Seginus Robson and Liliy tell us:

With Moon: Preferment by indirect means followed by disgrace and ruin. [Robson, p.207.] [3]
With the Moon, William Lily [4] warns  that the native “may be questioned for foule acts and committed to Prison”.

Finally, it is important to note that Pluto transit (currently at 11cp) is beginning an opposition to George Bush’s Sun (13cn) and square to his Moon (16li).  While the transit may take a couple of years to manifest fully, the possibility of Robson and Lily’s prediction coming true cannot be ruled out.

Reason 2

The position of Saturn in the twelfth house (Bush's radix chart) in its detriment (Cancer) afflicted by Mars increases the chances of imprisonment.

[1] The Book of Pluto, Steven Forrest

P.S. The T-square of Jupiter-Pluto-Uranus on the angles at Washington for the 20 August Full Moon explains why the matter referred to in the news has just been brought up.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Astrology of volcano Sakurajima’s eruption in Japan

Sakurajima, one of Japan's most active volcanoes, experienced one of its most powerful eruptions in decades Sunday, sending an ash plume thousands of feet into the air. The volcano, located in the far southwestern part of Japan's mainland on the island of Kyushu, began to erupt at 4:31 p.m. local time Sunday (3:31 a.m. EDT U.S. time). The smoke plume eventually reached a height of 5,000 meters (approximately 16,000 feet), according to the Kagoshima Local Meteorological Observatory. Public broadcaster NHK reported it was the volcano's tallest ash plume since records began in 1955.

The chart shown above is the Sun’s ingress into sidereal Cancer. Note the powerful Pluto-Uranus square aspecting the meridian axis with Uranus on the fourth cusp – the point most associated with the earth and volcanic or seismic activity. The chart below is for the exact moment of  the eruption. Once again notice the Pluto-Uranus square on the other significant axis – the horizon. The Moon , which always acts as a fast moving trigger, is separating from a conjunction to Pluto and the Ascendant.

Pluto rules upheaval, breakdown and decay, but also regeneration and the purifying fire of catharsis. It reflects the archetypal Underworld--the dark, mysterious, and often terrifying reality which lurks beneath the surface of things, beneath our ego and societal conventions and the veneer of civilization, and which is periodically unleashed with great destructive and transformative force. Many of the problematic instincts that lie deep within the human psyche, such as murderous hatred, violent jealousy, compulsive greed and lust and so forth, reflect the activity of Pluto: this is Freud's broiling cauldron of the instincts. Pluto is visible in the elemental power of a volcanic eruption, of a devouring lion, of a war, of an orgasm, of a mother in the climactic stages of giving birth. It is present in all violent, purgatorial discharge of pent-up energies--from the Earth as in an earthquake, or from the human body and psyche as in therapy or in a psychotic break. Pluto is in many ways the polar complement of Neptune--together they represent the great polarities of Dionysus and Apollo, the chthonic and the transcendent, the volcanic and the oceanic, nature and spirit, instinct and imagination. And, like Neptune, Pluto is unfathomable. [1]

One potential manifestation of this transformational crisis of Pluto in Capricorn, if it is not brought to light and experienced fully by humanity itself, will be the increase of volcanic and seismic activity around the Pacific rim and elsewhere. [2] 

Sunday, 18 August 2013

A culture of harmlessness brings whales and surfers together

Huge whales meet surfers

Australian surfers are treated to an amazing display by visiting whales at Bondi Beach. 3:08 pm, August 16, 2013.;

The New Moon [14le35] is conjunct Dubhe, alpha Ursa Major.  

The astrological influences of the constellation given by Manilius:

"Now when, after completing a revolution round the pole, the Bear (Ursa Major) with muzzle foremost replaces her unceasing steps in her former tracks, never immersed in Ocean but ever turning in a circle, to those born at such a time wild creatures will show no hostile face, and in their dealings with animals these men will find them submissive to their rule. Such a one will be able to control huge lions with a gesture, to fondle wolves, and to play with captive panthers; so far from shunning the powerful bears that are the kin of the constellation, he will train them to human accomplishments and feats foreign to their nature; he will seat himself on the elephant's back and with a goad will direct the movements of a beast which disgraces its massive weight by yielding to tiny jabs; he will dispel the fury of the tiger, training it to become a peaceful animal, whilst all the other beasts which molest the earth with their savageness he will join in friendship to himself; keen-scented whelps he will train..." [here the translator notes that eight pages have been lost] [Astronomica, Manilius, 1st century AD, book 5, p.357, 359]

It is quite clear from Manilius that the constellation of Ursa Major gives one the capacity to gain the trust of wild animals and  play with them.  If we combine this with the fact that  Neptune is on the descendant conjunct the star Fomalhaut in the constellation of the Southern Fish we can begin to see reason why whales met the surfers.

Casting two additional charts (a) that of the first quarter moon on 14 Aug (b) the event chart we see that in both cases Pluto [9cp19] part of the current Jupiter-Pluto-Uranus T-square  is significantly aspecting the MC. 

The Sabian symbol for Pluto is very revealing in this context.

Phase 280 (Capricorn 10) : An Albatross feeding from the hand of a sailor
Keynote: The overcoming of fear and its rewards

The man who radiates perfect harmlessness can call the wildest creatures to him and can establish  with them a partnership based on mutual respect and understanding. Every living entity plays a role in the world’s ritual of existence; beyond these specific roles, which too often separate one entity from another, the communion of love and compassion can bring together the most disparate lives. The power of a culture of harmlessness and compassion generates TRUST everywhere.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Explosion on Indian navy submarine

MUMBAI: The Indian Navy suffered a huge blow Wednesday when a frontline submarine exploded and sank here at dawn with 18 sailors after two explosions turned it into a deadly ball of fire. The deep sea attack vessel INS Sindhurakshak, recently refurbished in Russia, suffered an unexplained explosion just after Tuesday midnight and an immediate deafening blast heard almost in the whole of south Mumbai.

Shown above  is the sidereal Cancer Ingress of the Sun at Mumbai. Uranus is placed in the sixth house at the apex of a T-square with Mars-Jupiter and Pluto – a combination that is explosive in nature [1].

The Sixth House: The national services; Army, Navy and Civil Services as servants of the country.

Uranus in the 6th house: Trouble in the Navy, accidents or explosions on vessels.

(Mundane or National Astrology: H.S. Green )

Events occur when  aspects to planets are formed by the progression of angles  of a mundane map. Here we can see that the progressed MC forms a quincunx aspect to Uranus on 14th August, the date of the accident. In addition, transit Jupiter is within a degree of a square to Uranus.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Astrology of the shark attack at Maui

A German tourist was in critical condition after a shark severed her right arm while she snorkeled in Hawaii on Wednesday, authorities said. The approximately 20-year-old woman, who was unconscious when first responders arrived, was taken to Maui Medical Center for treatment, according Lee Mainaga with the Maui Fire Department.
The attack took place about 50 yards offshore at White Rock beach in Maui. The beach has been closed one mile on either side of where the attack happened.

Events like these can be seen from mundane charts of eclipses or ingresses. Shown above is the 25 April lunar eclipse chart at Maui. The eclipse Moon [5sc46] is in the 5th house associated with sports and places of recreation.  Amongst other things Diana Rosenberg lists “animal attacks” for the stars conjunct the Moon [1] as well as the Sun [2].

The Sun and the progressed descendant are conjunct one of the stars of  Cetus, the sea monster that the early Arabs referred to as Al Kaff Al Jidhmah [3], “The Amputated Hand”.  Progressing the eclipse chart to the date of the accident brings the progressed horizon axis to an alignment with the eclipse axis and Mars-Saturn – a combination that on its own is associated with accidents – thereby triggering the event.

[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg [ v.2, p.160]
[2] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg [ v.1, p.139]

Poseidon: Fires of illumination connect Pope Francis and Alfredo Moser

For centuries the Catholic Church has declared homosexuality to be a sin. But as he concluded his trip to Brazil this week, the Pope answered a question about homosexuality by saying it's not his place to judge gay people. While that inspired some optimism among church reformers, Pope Francis made it clear he is not an advocate of change on that other sensitive gender issue, the ordination of women. 30 July

Alfredo Moser's invention is lighting up the world. In 2002, the Brazilian mechanic had a light-bulb moment and came up with a way of illuminating his house during the day without electricity - using nothing more than plastic bottles filled with water and a tiny bit of bleach. In the last two years his innovation has spread throughout the world. It is expected to be in one million homes by early next year. So how does it work? Simple refraction of sunlight, explains Moser, as he fills an empty two-litre plastic bottle. 12 Aug BBC

Two apparently unrelated news items  that we will see  are connected by a meaningful thread. Readers may  first like  to acquaint themselves with the Transneptunian planet (TNP) Poseidon from the two references below.

POSEIDON: Uplifting people/ideas; psychic vibrations; persuasion; intellectual or spiritual influences; ideological or moral stances; spread of ideas; advertising; interest in business practices/ethics; inspiration; religion; mediums; clarity; enlightenment; receptivity to The Force; reactions to the media; windows, mirrors, refraction of light.

Insight; Wisdom; Intellect; True understanding.
Spiritual dogma or unsubstantiated theory.
Universality of outlook; Enlightenment (when combined with UR or ZE).
Ideas divorced from reality (either spiritual or physical).
Clarity of personal perception.
Propaganda; Social & ideological manipulation.
Full consciousness; Insight.
Mindless parroting of ideas or beliefs. Indoctrination. Programmed think

For the first news we look at the 25 April 2013 lunar eclipse at the Vatican. Note that the Sun is conjunct Venus/Mars opposite Moon/Saturn.  From Ebertin we have

Venus/Mars – Saturn : an abnormal or pathological sex expression

Homosexuality would come under Ebertin’s description. Saturn is conjunct Poseidon which forms aspects to the Pluto-Uranus square. Since Ebertin uses the phrase “collapse of an old order” for Pluto-Uranus, it is not too difficult to see what the cosmos is pointing towards. Martha Wescott provides the following key sentences.

Poseidon/Saturn : Conservatism and traditional  values. Themes revolving around MORAL  JUDGMENTS.

The POWER OF NEW IDEAS, the ability to persuade with one's vision, the  notion that IDEAS can be transformative and cathartic, the potential for  one to "change their mind" UTTERLY and about really esoteric and  psychological subjects

Progressing the chart to 30 July we find the meridian highlights Poseidon-Pluto-Uranus. So we begin to see what his happening with Poseidon/Pluto-Uranus. It is almost as though new light  is entering the dark recesses of the collective mind so that it is transformed.

For the next news item, where the same combination of Poseidon/Pluto-Uranus is highlighted we will see a literal manifestation of the same idea. Shown below is the chart of the 9 May solar eclipse and its progression for Uberaba, in southern Brazil where Moser lives. Notice the combination of Poseidon-Pluto-Uranus is significant in both the charts since aspecting angles. So here we have a literal example of new light in a hitherto dark area!

Finally, we find that  Uranus [10ar] is conjunct the “Garnet Star” [9ar52]  in King Cepheus’ head. About this area Diana Rosenberg writes: “This is a place of  fires! Fires of brilliant King Cepheus and high flying Pegasus inspire extraordinary achievements that carry mankind into new knowledge and realizations. With Andromeda’s chained wrist here we can see that this implies freedom from ignorance and bondage of some kind. 

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

King Cepheus frees Andromeda

The Obama administration has unveiled major changes to the criminal justice system, dropping mandatory minimum sentences in certain drug cases….During his speech, the attorney-general Mr Holder also announced an expanded compassionate release for inmates facing extraordinary circumstances and who pose no threat to the public.

The policy will include elderly prisoners who did not commit violent crimes and who have already served a significant portion of their sentences.

The New Moon [14le]  and Obama’s radix Sun  [13le] both conjoin stars  Dubhe of the Great Bear, Acubens of Cancer and Zeta Hydra.

The Stars of the Great Bear are associated with the global scene and world powers; and reveal the diverse dynamic of these ruling forces in general. Dubhe is the overseeing star of this area of the zodiak. Dubhe and conjoining stars impel us to strive for a greater vision beyond the accepted political-religious dogmas of the human world that keep humanity in darkness and delusion.[1]

The chart for the New Moon of 6 August at Washington DC is shown above. Notice that it is significant for the place since the Uranus-Pluto-Kronos-Hades T-square straddles the horizon axis. 

The New Moon took place [14le] on Obama’s radix Sun [13le] with his solar return chart carrying the same T-square  straddling the horizon axis suggesting  that he was the prime mover behind the reforms. 

Kronos-Hades : laws and authoritative action (Kronos) have just made things worse (Hades)

Pluto-Uranus : end of an old order…with Jupiter (in Cancer sign of exaltation)  …changes in the judicial (Jupiter) system that reflect new understanding and compassion (Cancer).

Square the Ascendant and Pluto is Uranus [12ar]. In this area the stars of the Sea Monster, the chained woman Andromeda and those of Pegasus and King Cepheus combine. The Sea Monster (eta Ceti, Dheneb) represents our primal animal urges which often lead us to hurt others much in the same way as animals do. Chained Andromeda (14 Andromedae, chained right wrist) represents those victims of  the Sea Monster – here literally the prisoners that civilized society has thrown into jails.  While Kings bring order to chaos (sea and sea monster) they are usually absolutists believing in the use of force. They frame laws that are draconian and  that seldom make allowance for the animal in man.   Life brings issues of whether to fight to the end with the Sea Monster or agree to compromise. Here  high flying Pegasus and  the stars in the head of brilliant King Cepheus (Mu Cephei, Garnet Star in King’s head)  inspire extraordinary new knowledge and realizations from which new laws that free Andromeda [2] can follow.[3]

On the MC is Saturn [5sc] …(actually sharply conjunct the progressed MC for the date of the news item)… conjunct the stars of the Chinese asterism T’ien-Lao, the Celestial Prison or  T’ien-Wei, the Celestial Jail. Eta Corona Borealis (7sc18) was the door of the prison. Alpha [Alphecca]  (12sc28) was the jailer.  It was said that when all stars were clearly seen the prisons of the empire would be full, but if only seven stars were visible many would be pardoned; alpha shining bright meant many prisoners, but if it was faint many would be released [4].

[3] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.74-75)
[4] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.727)