Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Uranus-Pluto New Moon and the Mt. Sinabung eruption

An active volcano in western Indonesia has let out a series of fresh eruptions, forcing around 19,000 people to flee their homes, officials say. Mt Sinabung, on the island of Sumatra, erupted nine times late on Monday, shooting lava and gas up to 7,000m (23,000 ft) in the air, officials said.

The chart for the 1 Jan 2014 New Moon at Mt. Sinabung is shown above. Note the prominent Uranus-Pluto square on the angles. Richard Tarnas associates Uranus-Pluto with “the unleashing of the elemental forces of nature in various senses (the tangible increase in signs of extreme climate change, volcanoes and earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes, tsunamis and floods, undersea oil eruptions, mining disasters).” [1]

[1] World Transits 2000–2020 - An Overview; Richard Tarnas

Monday, 30 December 2013

Astrology of Schumacher’s accident

Auriga – the Charioteer

Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula 1 champion, is in a critical condition after a skiing accident, says the French hospital treating him. The 44-year-old German suffered serious brain trauma, was in a coma on arrival and underwent a brain operation. The accident took place in the French ski resort of Meribel on Sunday morning.

It is well  known in astrology that the influence of a lunation can begin  prior to its actual occurrence.  ‘Backwards’ causation is not as bizarre as it might appear and is well known in modern physics. Shown here is the chart of the upcoming New Moon of 1 Jan 2014 at Meribel. Notice that it is very significant since it is on the MC [5cp38] and brings with it the current  Uranus-Pluto-Mars T-square to the angles.  On 29 December, when the accident occurred, the Sun and Mercury were conjunct at 7cp42 on the MC and the star Facies [8cp28]

M22 Sagittarius, Facies, is the nebula in front of the Archer's face.

The astrological influence of the nebula Facies [1]

Much blamed for accidents and broken limbs and so on. The Latin name is from the verb Facere, to make or do something, and it is often said to portend accidents due to the victim's own careless actions. Naturally, there is a positive side to Facies, it symbolizes well that kind of Sagittarian who goes out to climb mountains, race cars, enter the ski-jump team or the Grand National steeplechase, making it right to the top and no doubt breaking a few bones along the way. On the more philosophical side it will mark those who must see their outlook and beliefs carried into practical effect somewhere, so that they go out on missions, set up their own churches and centers engage in good works of famine or refugee relief and so on. Inevitably they get hurt at times, but perhaps find compensation in the value of their works. [The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, p.94-95.]

Uranus [8ar] is conjunct the Ascendant [11ar] both of which conjunct stars in King Cepheus’ head so that Diana Rosenberg lists, “head ailments or injuries, head wounds” among possible manifestations of these stars [2].

The TNP Kronos [7cn46] on the IC is conjunct WW Aurigae [7cp06]. Auriga is the Charioteer – an older version of a modern racing car driver! 

[2] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.75)

Saturday, 28 December 2013

The Newcastle Ferry Fire

Seven people have been airlifted to hospital and 16 more have suffered smoke inhalation after a fire broke out  on a ferry in the North Sea. More than 1,000 people were aboard the King Seaways service which left North Shields, near Newcastle, at 5pm on Saturday, 28 December and was heading for Ijmuiden near Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

In a previous post [1] we had seen how the 10 May eclipse (conjunct delta Fornax, the Furnace) placed on the Ascendant and activated by transit Saturn led to a fire on the Bangalore Express. The same eclipse prominently placed on the IC at Newcastle has also been activated by transit Saturn, causing the fire on the ferry. Notice the T-square of Pluto-Uranus-Zeus straddling the horizon axis. Zeus is a TNP that is directly associated with fires while Pluto-Uranus is accidents. Pluto [11cp24] and the Ascendant [12cp19] are conjunct the star Nunki. Nunki [2] is the Star of the Proclamation of the Sea [2] so that a fire or accident at sea is being hinted at. Progressing this chart by the Wynn Key Method to 28 December brings the T-square on to the meridian axis. Do note that transit Mars with its conjunction to  Zeus is igniting the explosive combination. As in the previous post, Uranus [8ar39] is conjunct Erakis,the Garnet star in King Cepheus’ crown. Cepheus was  “Inflammatus” and associated with Fires. But then there must be something that prevented a huge conflagration since the fire is reported to have been put out in 15 minutes. Notice that on the IC is Jupiter [16cn31]  conjunct Nu Puppis [17cn19] of the Celestial Ship Argo and tau Geminorium of Castor [15cn37]. According to legend the twins, Castor and Pollux were saviours of those at sea. [3]

[1] The Bangalore Express Fire http://bit.ly/1fOSsXs

The horoscope of Kejriwal’s government in Delhi

Weeks after registering a stunning debut in assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has formed government in Delhi on 28 December. AAP’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal has taken oath as Delhi’s 7th chief minister. The swearing in ceremony was completed at 12:15 pm.

The horoscope for the AAP Government is shown above. Notice the T-square of Uranus [8ar] on the Ascendant [7ar] opposite Mars [9li] on descendant and both square Pluto [11cp]. We have discussed the Uranus-Pluto square earlier. It represents the  archetypal clash: courageous/warrior-like actions of individuals on behalf of the people's liberties (Uranus in Aries) vs. an intensification/consolidation of power by institutional structures facing threats to their authority (Pluto in Capricorn). Kejriwal’s government represents exactly that [1].

Mars [9li58] is conjunct the stars Vindemiatrix (Al Muredin), epsilon Virginis [9li15] and omicron Hydrae [10li30] . The Virgin’s purity makes people self-righteous “holier-than-thou” zealots persecuting those who in their eyes, do not adhere to their ideas of morality and high standards [2]. Readers may detect here a connection to the puritan ideals of Arvind Kejriwal and his party. Coincidentally, Kejriwal’s progressed Sun is at 9li. Such people can latch on to political absolutes and expect others to do the same.  Diana Rosenberg notes that the conflict between the Virgin’s honest, upright will-to-good and Hydra’s dark lair of greed and arrogant self interest leads to oppressions and struggles against them and transits to these stars bring about major changes in laws, mores, governments and ways of thinking. She also adds that these stars teach us how much to fight for a vision and when to compromise. Those who reach positions of power have a task to turn hatred into peace and co-operation. Not all visions are immediately realizable in their purest form [3].

With such a prominent T-square this government cannot be considered to be stable. However, whether it is short or long lived the Sabian symbol for the Sun-Mercury conjunction tells us its purpose.

Phase 277 (Capricorn 7): A veiled prophet of power speaks seized by the power of a God.
Keynote: The ability to act as a mouthpiece for the revelation of a transcendent will and truth determining future action.

[1]  Astrology of the Lokpal bill and Kejriwal’s movement
[3]  Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.2, p.64-66)

Friday, 27 December 2013

The Bangalore Express Fire

As many as 23 people are feared to have been killed, and 12 others injured after a fire broke out in a bogie of the Nanded-Bangalore Express in Anantapuram district of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday. The fire broke out at around 3.30am (28 Dec) near the Kottacheruvu station in the district in one of the AC coaches. The affected coach, B1, has been completely gutted while the adjacent bogie had also been affected. Though there is no official statement, sources say the fire might have been caused by a short circuit in the system. The fire has been doused and the injured have been taken to hospitals in nearby Dharmavaram and Puttaparthi.

As we have seen in several previous posts, an eclipse can produce events long after it has occurred. Shown above is the solar eclipse of 10 May 2013 at Dharmavaram, close to the site of accident. Notice that the eclipse [19ta31] is powerfully placed on the Ascendant [19ta57]. It is conjunct the star beta Fornax [20ta06]. This constellation is also known as the Furnace and by association with heat and fires [1]. The next question would be why the accident occurred when it did. A classical rule in mundane astrology is that eclipses are activated when transiting planets trigger them. On 28th December morning, transiting Saturn [19sc59] was exactly on the descendant [19ta57] and opposite the eclipse [19ta31] triggering the stars of the Furnace. A chart for  3:30 am, the reported time of the fire, has Saturn on the Ascendant, confirming its role in the accident!

But as always, there is never just one indicator for important events in astrology. If we progress the eclipse chart by the Wynn Key Return method we find the current T-square of Uranus-Pluto-Mars on the angles. Uranus [8ar01] and  the MC [8ar38] are conjunct mu Cephei, “Garnet Star” in King’s head.   Cepheus wears a Crown of Fire! (Romans called him inflammatus). Ibn Ezra, an 11th century astrologer listed in place of Cepheus, “The Lady of the Flame”. In India, the two Bhadrapadha nakshtras (this is Uttarabhadrapadha) were known as “the Scorching Pair” connected with all things hot and burning. Research has proved this to be one of two areas with the highest number of fires in the zodiac among them.

Moon, Exeter Theatre Fire, 1887, England: 200 died, many suffocated by smoke; Mercury: Triangle Clothing Factory Fire, 1911, New York City: 146 dead; Saturn, L’Innovation Department Store Fire 1967,Brussels: 322 killed; Venus, start of fire bombing of Dresden 1945, 35,000 civilians killed, architectural  treasures destroyed; Bradford, England football stadium fire, 1985 (53 killed) and the “Move” cult bombing by Philadelphia police causing a fire that gutted an entire city block (11 dead, 200 homeless); Mars, a 10-hr fire destroyed Lisbon’s Chiado shopping district, 1988; Mars SR 1988, start of Yellowstone Fires and the 1988 Ramstein, Germany Air Show disaster when three planes collided and crashed in flames, parts hitting spectators (70 killed, 500 injured); Uranus at the 1257 Winter Solstice just before Genghis Khan’s grandson Hulagu with 200,000 Tartars pillaged and burned Baghdad, a centre of learning and culture and many others. [2]

[2] Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.77-78)

Hidden meaning behind destruction of Ashoka’s Rampurva Lion

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” — Lao Tzu

In Kolkata, a priceless statue of a lion, over 2000 years old, has been broken while it was being relocated in the Indian Museum. The sculpture that has been severely damaged is of the Rampurva Lion Capital , built in the time of Ashoka the Great, and acknowledged as a rare specimen of Mauryan culture. West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan, who is the chairman of the museum's board of trustees, denied there was any breakage when asked about it on Thursday. "Nothing has broken as far as I know, " Mr Narayanan told NDTV.

Shown here is the Solar Eclipse of 10 May 2013. This eclipse is conjunct the South Node.

South Node equals the past. The New Moon eclipse equals beginnings. Confusing?
There’s still going to be a new chapter. It’s unavoidable; eclipses set the agenda, like it or not. But the SN energy suggests you’ll be revisiting a past habit (Taurus) or scenario. [1]

The eclipse [19ta31] is conjunct Mercury [17ta17] and S.Node [16ta52]. This is conjunct delta Caelum [20ta10] – a star in the constellation Caelum, [2] the Sculptor’s Chisel and by association  to stone and statues. On the IC [21le03] of the eclipse chart are the stars of the LionAlgenubi [20le52] and Raselas [21le36].  The MC [21aq03] is aligned with Castra, in the Sea Goat’s tail.  Under stars in this area  Diana Rosenberg lists “destruction of ancient artifacts” and the essential reason for this she summarizes as follows [3]:

The land-sea symbol of the Goatfish becomes a metaphor for a great divide in humanity’s social hierarchy, a head-on collision between any old and new order, between rock hard social and political conservatism that clings to past verities and the fresh sea-winds of freedom and transformation.

Progressing the angles of the eclipse charts aligns the meridian axis with the Uranus-Pluto square. Ebertin’s key phrase for this square is “the collapse of  the old order and the construction of the new”.  In the light of the foregoing we can perceive a deeper meaning behind a relatively small incident.

[3] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.2, p.622) 

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Mars-Uranus-Pluto: London cabbie gets hair pulled

Coma Berenices
Berenice's Hair

A taxi driver was taken to hospital after being BITTEN by a passenger he picked up outside a takeaway in London. He had collected the man and a woman from outside Kismet takeaway in Cottingham, near Hull. But during the journey, the man became aggressive towards the driver. He stopped his car near to an ASDA but the man then attacked him, biting him on the face and pulling his hair out. [1]

On 25 December,[8:33UT]  Mars opposed Uranus triggering the Uranus-Pluto square. At London, the T-square aspects the horizon axis sharply.

Mars-Uranus seems to release energy that has been trapped in the unconscious. And this  becomes more complicated with Pluto around. Mars-Pluto is essentially about asserting one’s will (Mars) to tear down and transform (Pluto) those things in society or in other people that one does not like or wants to eliminate. Using your power to change what you consider a social ill is a constructive expression of Mars-Pluto. But in the process of standing up for oneself or expressing even a justifiable anger one may find oneself inadvertently taken over by a more deeply seated infantile rage leftover from childhood.

So this is what really happened in the incident mentioned in the news. But why did this man pull out the cabbie’s hair? A small detail one would say. Perhaps, but it can be seen in the stars. In the horoscope for the Mars-Uranus opposition Mars [8li37] is conjunct the star Diadem, alpha Coma Berenices [9li07], Hair! [2] Mercury is involved so we can of course see the taxi or the cabbie.

[2] http://www.constellationsofwords.com/Constellations/ComaBerenices.html

Another hair related news that is creating anger.

Brazil senate chief to repay 'hair transplant' flight

December 25, 2013 Brasilia:  The president of Brazil's senate, Renan Calheiros, will repay the cost of using an air force jet for a trip during which he reportedly had a hair transplant, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

Monday, 23 December 2013

The Royal Pardon of Alan Turing

Universal Turing Machine

Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon. It overturns his 1952 conviction for homosexuality for which he was punished by being chemically castrated. The conviction meant he lost his security clearance and had to stop the code-cracking work that proved vital to the Allies in World War II. The pardon was granted under the Royal Prerogative of Mercy after a request by Justice Minister Chris Grayling.

Alan Turing was a British mathematician, logician, scientist and the technical genius behind Britain’s successful efforts to break German codes in World War II.  Turing made inestimable contributions to cybernetics. His "Computable Numbers," 1937, is considered one of the outstanding scientific papers of the 20th century, a blueprint for what would become the electronic digital computer. His "Universal Turing Machine" was an ancestor for the entire information age.

Alan Turing’s  birth data and horoscope are provided by AstroData Bank [23 June 1912; 2:15 UT; London]. [1] His radix Venus[27ge37], Pluto[28ge34] and  Sun [1cn14] occupy the degrees of early sidereal Gemini. About the stars in this area, Nick Fiorenza writes [2].

The Machine of Columba; Saiph, the right leg of Orion; Wezn, Beta Columba; and the northern Quasar 3C147 of Auriga. These entries reside at ~2° sidereal Gemini, opposite our Galactic Centre. The Machine, is a high-energy dynamic x-ray source; a BL Lacertae type object, which emit through a wide band of electromagnetic spectrum, from radio to gamma-rays but with an almost complete absence of emissions in the optical band. Appropriately named, the Machine articulates the essence of the human cognitive mind, the intellect, which processes logistical related matters for humankind, the bio-logical process itself—in contrast to Galactic Center's essence, that of cosmic mind. As the genesis point of the human mind, the Machine's intense dynamic core excites high-mental creative communication; and Auriga's Quasar inspires unconventional thought amongst colleagues, both of which excite new ideas that can move us forward into the future (Wezn of the Dove). Saiph of Orion inspires action upon this theme—moving from a stalemate mentality to one of opportunistic solution in physical action.

Can this be a coincidence? The stars of the Machine of Columba are conjunct Turing’s Sun and he becomes a pioneer of modern computing machines! The combination of Venus-Pluto is associated with homosexuality [3] amongst other things but more significant in this respect is the radix Ascendant conjunct Saturn and the star Alcyone [4]. In 1952 when he was convicted, the progressed solar arc  Ascendant was semisquare Saturn. So what explains the Royal Pardon  on 24 December 2013? I urge readers to go through a previous post [4] on the Lunar Eclipse of 18 October at London which I associated with human rights issues [5]. Progressing this eclipse by the PSSR method to 24 December brings the T-square of Kronos-Hades-Pluto-Uranus onto the angles. Writing about this configuration I had said [6]:

The pair Kronos-Hades metaphorically refers to all that is in high places being brought down. So we have not only ceilings collapsing (or cracking as here)  but people in high places being brought down, as happened in the Arab Spring. Conversely all that was “down” is going “up” . In other words nations that were at the bottom of the ladder are being raised, common people are being empowered, what was once rejected or taboo is no longer so etc.

So herein lies the reason behind the Royal Pardon.

And this is further confirmed from Turing’s current solar return chart which has  Jupiter, Kronos, Hades on the MC ( the same combination in the progressed eclipse chart above). Progressing this chart to 24 December brings this combination to a conjunction with the IC as shown below.

Kronos-Hades : Links between fame and shame. The humiliation of a famous personality; executives have made mistakes; leaders discuss the past; to see incidents where laws or authoritative action simply made things worse. [7]

Hades-Jupiter: Someone could fall in a  sewer and come up smelling like a rose! [7]


[7] Martha Lang-Wescott

Winter Ingress and the New York storm

A band of severe weather from tornadoes to icy blasts left at least seven people dead as winter storms and severe weather pushed up the East Coast on Sunday, bringing record high temperatures to Philadelphia and New York City but ice storms to parts of New England. The eastern half of the country was getting a "plethora of winter weather" just days before the Christmas holiday, according to the National Weather Service. "This storm is bringing a little bit of everything, from rain, flooding and wind, to ice and snow in some areas," said NWS meteorologist Bruce Sullivan. "What is really extraordinary about this system, though, is the warm air."

Meteorological astrology or astrometeorology (from Greek ἄστρον, astron, "constellation, star"; μετέωρος, metéōros, "high in the sky"; and -λογία, -logia) is the practice of applying the astrological/astronomical placements of the Sun, Moon, and planets to forecast the weather. Judgement of the weather starts by looking at  the chart for the Sun's ingress into each of the four cardinal signs, i.e. 00 deg of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.  Shown here is the chart for Sun’s ingress into Capricorn at New York. Notice the very energetic  Grand Cross on the angles. As always planets and stars conjunct angles acquire importance. Conjunct Mars on the descendant are the stars of Corvus. The stars of Corvus formed an archaic Euphratean lunar mansion whose patron god was Im-dugud-khu, “The Great Storm Bird”.

Interested readers may refer to the four references given below where the same stars were active.

Algenib and the BA Jumbo wing clip

A plane carrying more than 200 people has struck an office building while preparing to take off from the South African city of Johannesburg. The British Airways flight to London was taxiing at OR Tambo International Airport when its right wing hit the building, injuring four people inside. South Africa's Civil Aviation Authority said the aircraft had travelled down a taxi-way that was too narrow for it. The incident involving the Boeing 747-400 happened late on Sunday. The control tower "told them to take one taxi-way and they took another one. They took a wrong one," said CAA spokeswoman Phindiwe Gwebu.

A small incident one would say and yet it can be seen in the stars. The Sun had moved into Capricorn, just a day before. The horoscope for this important cardinal ingress at Johannesburg is shown above. Note the Grand Cross on the horizon axis.

Hades-Uranus : Haste invites mistakes [1]
Mars-Uranus : Accidents

Uranus [8ar36] is conjunct Algenib, gamma Pegasi [9ar19] in the wing of  Pegasus – the Flying Horse! [2]

[1] The Orders of Light; Martha Lang-Wescott (p.83)
[2] Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.68) 

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Doctors save Chinese worker’s hand

A worker operating a machine in a family workshop in China accidentally cut off his hand  (around 4 December) -- which doctors were able to save by grafting it onto his lower calf. The worker, Xie Wei, said he was initially unsure if his right hand could be saved, but he thought it was worth a try. The hand went without a blood supply for many hours while Xie searched for a hospital that could perform such a surgery. [1]

Amongst other things   Uranus-Pluto square of 2007–2020 has been associated with  “sharply accelerated technological and scientific advance with major social and environmental repercussions.” [2]

It may  surprise readers that  the stars that form the backdrop for Uranus-Pluto can actually indicate the area where these breakthroughs are made.  The incident is said to have occurred around 4th December so I propose we look at the chart for the  New Moon  of 3rd  December.  Notice that the Uranus [8ar41] square Pluto [10cp16] aligns with the meridian axis. On the IC [11ar29] is 14 Andromedae [12ar08], the chained right hand of the Princess [3]. On the MC [11li29] is Gienah, gamma Corvi [10li54] which was a star in the Indian asterism Hasta, “The Hand” [4]

[2] World Transits 2000-2020, Richard Tarnas
[3] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana Rosenberg (v.1, p.74)

[4] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana Rosenberg (v.2, p.64)

Friday, 20 December 2013

Capsolar at Washington hints at financial collapse

The United States could soon become a large-scale Spain or Greece, teetering on the edge of financial ruin. That’s according to Donald Trump, who painted a very ugly picture of where this country is headed. Trump made the comments during a recent appearance on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.” http://nws.mx/1bWnMiL

In his brilliant essay Uranus-Pluto and the USA Chart,[1] Bill Herbst explains why he is convinced that the USA is about to go through a difficult time in 2014-2015. The primary reason that he gives is as follows:

The one piece of astrological information that proved so convincing was the  Grand Cross that will be formed in 2014-2015 between Uranus and Pluto squared  in the heavens and the natal Sun-Saturn square in any of the July 4, 1776 birthcharts for the USA.

This is more or less confirmed by the upcoming Capricorn Ingress chart. In mundane astrology, the importance of the Capricorn Ingress chart cannot be overstated. Astrologers look upon it as the Annual Chart for a place. Here is the sidereal Capricorn Ingress of the Sun drawn for Washington DC. Notice the T-square powerfully placed on the angles. The US Radix Saturn conjoins the Ascendant [12li] which in turn is conjunct stars of Corvus and the Virgin. One of the manifestations that Diana Rosenberg lists for this area is “financial collapse” [2].

Venus-Jupiter : Financial extravagance

Kronos-Pluto-Hades: Pressures through debt (Pluto) and general deterioration (Hades)  is felt by the leadership (Kronos)

Pluto-Uranus : collapse of an old order

[2] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana Rosenberg (v.2, p. 78-80)

P.S. The most amazing thing in astrology is that there is never just one indicator for any event of major importance.  Here is the chart for the 8 Oct 2014 lunar eclipse. Notice how similar it is to Capricorn Ingress. The Sun and Ascendant are conjunct Rosenberg’s stars related to “financial collapses” !

Further Reading:

Sprott Money Blog http://bit.ly/1a09vlq

Metaphor Alert: The U.S. Capitol Dome Is Cracked

Over 250 feet from the ground, the nearly 9 million pound steel dome that caps the U.S. Congress has been split by over 1,000 cracks. Vulcan’s building blocks haven’t stood the test of time well, and the Apotheosis, among other artwork, is now in danger, says the Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers. http://ti.me/19hcwTT 

The Apotheosis of Washington depicts George Washington sitting amongst the heavens in an exalted manner, or in literal terms, ascending and becoming a God (apotheosis). Washington, the first U.S. president and commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is allegorically represented, surrounded by figures from classical mythology. Washington is draped in purple, a royal color, with a rainbow arch at his feet, flanked by the goddess Victoria (draped in green, using a horn) to his left and the goddess Liberty to his right. Liberty wears a red Phrygian cap, symbolizing emancipation, from a Roman tradition where sons leaving the home and/or slaves being emancipated would be given a red cap. She holds a fasces in her right hand and an open book in the other.

Charles Harvey was probably one of the most fervent and enthusiastic of mundane astrologers, and his book, Mundane Astrology, co-authored with Michael Baigent and Nick Campion, remains the standard text for students. Harvey wrote these prophetic words in Mundane Astrology:

“We are going to need to develop ways of considering the future interweaving of whole hierarchies of cycles and charts rather than treating them in isolation as we do at present. How this is done effectively is one of the great challenges of the next few years”.

Another astrologer who has made it his job to 'develop ways of considering the future interweaving of whole hierarchies of cycles' is Dennis Elwell, whose classic and remarkable book Cosmic Loom  contains a disturbing set of observations about how the cosmos behaves, reflected via astrological patterns.

These patterns are neither cosy in their effects, nor are they individual-friendly. Elwell has termed their effects multicongruence and his definition is: the tendency for certain things and conditions to co-occur because they belong together at a higher, unmanifest level. [1]

I urge readers to look at the previous post [2]  on the roof collapse in a London theatre which took place on the same day as this report. Therein I said :

Pluto-Uranus which governs collapses of all kinds is in aspect to Kronos-Hades. The pair Kronos-Hades metaphorically refers to all that is in high places being brought down. So we have not only ceilings collapsing (or cracking as here)  but people in high places being brought down, as happened in the Arab Spring. Conversely all that was “down” is going “up” . In other words nations that were at the bottom of the ladder are being raised, common people are being empowered, what was once rejected or taboo is no longer so etc.

With this background let us look at two charts. First, the  current solar return for the US Sibly and second the chart for Uranus Station Direct that took place on 17 December at 17:39 UT right on the Sibly solar return Ascendant. Notice that both have the Pluto-Uranus-Kronos-Hades T-square on the angles and therefore extremely significant. In the light of this, is it all surprising that the Capitol Dome is cracking! And isn’t it even more surprising that the theme of the Apotheosis – liberty  and emancipation – is the essential meaning of the T-square!! If we think deeply what it is saying metaphorically is that the present government no longer stands for liberty and emancipation of the masses.

[2] Roof collapse in London theatre

Key words
HADES: Disgust/distaste; debilitation or deterioration; interest in the past (inc. past lives)—thus history and primitive origins; handling highly detailed work, chores or drudgery; “messy” situations; depressing emotions; poverty; the masses; research; investigation into the root cause of problems.

KRONOS: Authoritative positions; questioning of competency; having differences of opinion; dealing with “red tape,” timing or jumping bureaucratic hoops; laws; police; legislators; the father; executives; governmental leaders; events through people in the public eye; measurements (especially of height;) rising, altitude, flights; overhead/above. Assessment of your own competency.

Kronos/Hades is a contrast between the “high” and the “low”; people in power versus the masses 

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Roof collapse in London theatre

Seventy-six people have been injured, seven seriously, after part of a ceiling in London's Apollo Theatre collapsed during a show, police say. The venue in Shaftesbury Avenue was packed for a performance of The Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night-Time. Eyewitnesses heard "a crackling" noise before the collapse at about 20:15 GMT on 19 Dec. Theatre-goers left covered in debris.

Here we will see an example of how a Full Moon that took place just two days before the incident explains it extremely well. As readers are aware Mars is building up to an opposition to Uranus on 25 December (8:33 UT). The chart for that opposition (shown below) straddles the horizon axis with a powerful Grand Cross.  A New or Full Moon has the potential to trigger the energy contained in a powerful aspect like this if it brings up the same Grand Cross onto the angles as it does here. The stars on horizon axis at the Full Moon provide details that are simply astonishing. On the Ascendant [15cp13] is the star Vega of Lyra [15cp30]. The constellation Lyra is a celestial music instrument and by association is linked to the theatre [1]. On the descendant is Sirius, alpha Canis Major [14cn17] – the Dog star! So the incident occurred in a theatre that was showing a play associated with a dog!! The next question is what brought down the ceiling and symbolically what does that mean? There are two clues that connect up with the roof or ceiling. First, Mars and Jupiter, both part of the Grand Cross, are aspecting Neptune [2pi54] that forms a part of Chinese asterism Wei which represented the roof of a house [2]. Secondly Pluto-Uranus which governs collapses of all kinds is in aspect to Kronos-Hades. The pair Kronos-Hades metaphorically refers to all that is in high places being brought down. So we have not only ceilings collapsing but people in high places being brought down, as happened in the Arab Spring. Conversely all that was “down” is going “up” . In other words nations that were at the bottom of the ladder are being raised, common people are being empowered, what was once rejected or taboo is no longer so etc.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Russia’s Duma passes amnesty bill

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's parliament on Wednesday (18 Dec.) passed an amnesty bill that will likely apply to the 30-member crew of a Greenpeace ship detained after an Arctic protest, but it wasn't immediately clear if and when the activists would be allowed to leave the country. The amnesty, which also would likely free the two jailed members of the Pussy Riot punk band, has been largely viewed as the Kremlin's attempt to soothe criticism of Russia's human rights records ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February. But opposition lawmakers argued it doesn't go nearly far enough and the complicated legislation appeared to leave many questions open.

In mundane astrology, cardinal ingress and eclipse charts are the primary tools for prediction of events. Since the angles of these charts are specific for a location, their subsequent progressions and contacts with planets symbolically describe the  events that take place. Shown above is the progression on 18 December of the current Capricorn Ingress chart for Moscow. Notice the now well known Kronos-Hades-Pluto-Uranus T-square on the angles. Readers can refer to previous posts where this T-square has brought about changes (Pluto-Uranus)  in archaic (Hades) laws (Kronos); humiliated or brought down (Hades) those in high positions (Kronos)  or even empowered (Kronos)  the masses (Hades) or given legitimacy (Kronos) to all that was rejected or taboo (Hades). Here too the passing of the amnesty bill in Moscow is doing just that. We need to remind ourselves of the essential meaning of the Pluto-Uranus square. It represents the clash between courageous/warrior-like individuals (Uranus in Aries)  fighting for people’s liberties against the power of the state (Pluto in Capricorn). It shouldn’t be too difficult to see that the courageous actions of the Pussy Riot punk band and the Green Peace activist have forced the Russian government to change the laws.

Beside  the progression of the Capingress chart, the Full Moon (17 December)  at Moscow , significantly placed on the meridian axis, is offering similar clues. The Sun [25sa36] is conjunct the Galactic Center [27sa]. Philip Sedgwick [1] likens the dynamics of  the GC to a process of psychic defragging in which obsolete, wrong or undesired segments of information and knowledge are pushed out of our minds clearing space for new information to enter both the conscious and subconscious minds.

 The Moon [25ge36] is conjunct the star Al Hecka [24ge59] which according to Nick Fiorenza also highlights the need for a change in stand.

Al Hecka, Zeta Taurus, the south horn, is of stalemates, standoffs, and brick walls—fighting old and antiquated crusades—particularly of a religious-political nature—and blindly or automatically continuing the fight out of habitual pattern even though the original purpose behind what we were fighting for is long gone. Al Hecka can express as beating one’s head against the wall, a relentless and futile pursuit. Al Hecka brings attention to when the accomplishment pursued is of a time no longer applicable—the time to surrender the physical struggle and move onward into a field of mutual cooperation. [2]

On the Ascendant [17pi26] is the star Achernar, alpha Eridanus [15pi29] and Ankaa, alpha Phoenix [15pi40]. For stars in this area, Diana Rosenberg  writes [3]:

Their actions and discoveries may put them at odds with their communities, bringing about painful limitations or humiliations, even physical dangers, but medical goddess Gula, the cleansing waters of Aquarius and the ever-regenerating Phoenix offer renewal and healing. History and paradigm altering events take place here.

[3] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.2, p.731-733)

P.S. Breaking News on 19 December is that Putin has pardoned Khodorkovsky, a former Russian oligarch and businessman charged with fraud.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Astrology of the Indo-US diplomatic spat

NEW YORK: In a major diplomatic setback for India, its Deputy Consul General in New York was arrested by law enforcement authorities on visa fraud charges and released on a $250,000 bond after she pleaded not guilty in a court. Devyani Khobragade, 39, was taken into custody as she was dropping her daughter to school at around 9 a.m. on 12 December after US Attorney for the Southern District of New York India- born Preet Bharara announced charges of visa fraud against her.  The arrest and detention has created a diplomatic uproar with punitive steps taken against State Department officials in New Delhi.

The horoscope for the arrest [12 Dec. 9 am New York] is shown here  along with the ephemeris for the positions of planets and asteroids [1]. On the IC [10ta] is Niobe [20ta] which rules “humbling experiences” [2].  “With a Pluto-Uranus-Jupiter T-square  straddling  the horizon axis along with asteroid Hebe (maids or service personnel) we are seeing  “unexpected  reactions (Uranus) based on resentments , ultimatums or threats to control (Pluto)” in connection  with “maids or service personnel” (Hebe) [2]. With Jupiter bringing in the element of “foreigners or foreign countries” the picture is complete. Uranus[8ar] is conjunct 13 Cephei [8ar39] in King Cepheus’ crown and 12 Andromedae [9ar13] in Andromeda’s chained right hand. In this area of stars, there is a danger of rigidity and intolerance so that the picture of Andromeda being put in chains by the intolerant King is literally visible here!

 But as we have said earlier in several previous posts, the event chart no matter how dramatic can at best be considered the “minute” hand of the clock. The “hour” hand has to  be something more enduring like an eclipse, an ingress or even a New or Full Moon.  Here we look at the current Libra Ingress chart at New York [3]. Notice the strong Venus-Saturn-Moon-Mars T-square straddling the horizon axis.  Mars-Saturn is a combination well known to produce angry responses to laws.  Venus is associated with diplomats  because of its connection to Libra and the Moon can refer to a maid or some domestic issue. Also on the MC [1sa02] of the chart is Hebe [7sa55] opposite Niobe [3sa55]  and Juno [3aq51] on the Ascendant [10aq] so that this chart is referring, among other things,  to a possible humbling experience (Niobe) in connection with maids (Hebe) over of a question of fairness or enforcement of rights (Juno) [2]. The relevance of this chart becomes apparent when we progress it to 12 December, the date of the incident, when the T-square aligns with the merdian axis and is therefore triggered. On the horizon axis are asteroids  Niobe and Hebe once again!

The Moon [14ta] is conjunct Tish (Cih) [14ta] about which Nick Fiorenza writes:

Tish is the whip of the Queen Cassiopeia. The intolerant queen, crusted with frustration due to finding herself unable to have that which she knows she is entitled, in-between the tormenting forces of both the manipulative gods (astronomical cycles of life) and the monstrous human world, and at loss with how to deal with either, becomes spitefully arrogant. Fortunately, when feeling trapped and we lash out against the world around us, the whip of arrogance (Tish, Gamma Cassiopeia) often snaps back to scar our own hand, especially when applied with vengeance. Lowering ourselves to this level or resourcefulness, using a tool found only in the dramatics of the monstrous world, will lead us only to our own demise. Here we have a statement of something we must surrender to receive that which we are due--righteous arrogance, the attitude that keeps us from the very thing  we want. [4]


Uranus stationed direct on 17 December  at 17:39 UT. A chart drawn for this moment (a) at NY  (b) at the midpoint between Delhi and NY has the Uranus-Pluto-Kronos-Hades T-square on the angles

Unexpected  reactions (Uranus) based on resentments , ultimatums or threats to control (Pluto)

Kronos-Hades : humiliation of a high ranking officer