Thursday, 31 July 2014

Taiwan gas explosion



(CNN) -- The death toll is rising in Taiwan in a series of explosions triggered by underground gas leaks in the southern city of Kaohsiung, according to state-run news agency CAN. At least 22 people were killed and another 270 injured when the powerful blasts ripped through the city's sewage system early Friday (Aug 1). Firefighters from neighboring cities rushed to Kaohsiung to help battle the flames, CNA reported. The government also called up hundreds of soldiers to assist rescue efforts.






The cardinal ingresses of the Sun have a traditional reputation as  important mundane events.  Shown here is the chart for the Sun's entry  into sidereal Cancer at Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  The ingress is significant for the place since a powerful and potentially accident producing Grand Cross involving Uranus-Pluto-Zeus is on the angles.  With Pluto in Capricorn, the following extract from Lynn Hayes’ article  “Pluto in Capricorn and the Eroding Infrastructure” is relevant here [1].


One of the things I believe we’ll be facing over the next few years as Pluto travels through Capricorn is the erosion of the structures that support our human lives on the planet. Bridges, tunnels, buildings – all are ruled by Capricorn and subject to transformation while in Pluto’s domain.




On the Ascendant [6ar] conjunct the Moon [6ar] are stars of Cetus, the Sea-Monster which Diana Rosenberg among other things associates with “marshes, thermal springs, gas, fog, fires”.  Zeus is a TNP linked to fires and explosions. Progressing the chart brings Uranus [16ar30], the separating edge of the Cross square to the MC [17cp32] triggering the entire Grand Cross on August 1, 2014, the date of the event.  A key phrase for Uranus-Pluto is “the collapse of something old”  prior to a need for renewal.




House clears way for lawsuit against Obama



House Republicans voted to proceed with a lawsuit against President Obama on Wednesday, saying that his executive actions are so extreme that they violate the Constitution.

The nearly party-line vote — all Democrats voted against it, and all but five Republicans voted for it — further agitated an already polarized climate on Capitol Hill as both parties used the pending suit to try to rally support ahead of the November elections. Halfway across the continent, Obama almost gloated at the prospect of being sued. Washington Post; July 30 http://wapo.st/1k8DJx5






The One Hundred Thirteenth United States Congress is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government. It came into being on January 3, 2013; 12:00 pm EST; Washington DC. The chart for the Congress is shown above. The Sun is conjunct Pluto on the MC and both are square Uranus and.  opposite Kronos-Hades. The following   key phrases by Martha Wescott describe the situation quite accurately.

Uranus-Pluto : Unexpected reactions based on resentments, ultimatums or threats to control.

Pluto-Kronos: Events show that legalities, rules or attempts to set procedures are actually power struggles, or arise from resentments and a need to push others to their limits; to be aware that prominent persons (including leaders in government) are under substantial pressure; to see abuses of power through misuse of office, position, laws and procedures; attempts to manipulate or dominate through the tactic of questioning competency and testing the limits of rules, regulations, opinions or autonomy.

Hades-Pluto: to recognize a veiled threat of humiliation

Hades-Kronos: to see a disgust with leadership; to see instances where laws or authoritative action “just makes things worse”; leaders attained or held at the cost of poverty and difficulty for others; leaders with a “common touch”.





The  current solar return chart for the US Congress is shown along with the progression to July 30, 2014, the date of the news. Notice that the progression brings the Grand Cross  (containing all the elements delineated above along with Mars/Jupiter) on the meridian axis to the horizon axis, thereby triggering it.


Uranus-Pluto (Jupiter/Mars): legal action as part of abusive or threatening ultimatum.





Finally, we see that  Mars [13cp] on the IC of the solar return chart (and square the progressed Ascendant) forming a T-square with Uranus-Pluto is conjunct the stars Vindemiatrix [10li]  of the Virgin and omicron Hydrae [11li] of the Hydra. Describing the star background in this area Diana Rosenberg writes:

Few other skyscapes are so polarized between light and dark, clear air and suffocating darkness, with a tremendous conflict between the Virgin’s honest, upright will-to-do good and the Hydra’s dark lair of greed, sensuality and arrogant self-interest; some are tempted to dishonesty, become involved in scandals and have trouble with the law; there are both oppressions and struggles against them and transits to these stars often bring about major changes in laws, mores, governments and ways of thinking often preceded, accompanied or followed by witch hunts. [1]




[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana K. Rosenberg [ v.2, p.64-66]

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

World’s first malaria vaccine discovered



Musca Australis

the Southern Fly


The world’s first malaria vaccine may just be a year away, after a thorough trial of a new drug showed promising results. PLOS Medicine on Tuesday published a study, in which researchers found that for every 1,000 children who received the vaccine, 800 cases of illness could be prevented. The children also retained protection 18 months after being injected. Now, pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has applied the drug for regulatory approval — the first time a malaria vaccine has reached this stage.

“This is a milestone,” Sanjeev Krishna, professor of molecular parasitology and medicine at St. George’s, University of London, who reviewed the paper for the journal, told the BBC. “The landscape of malaria-vaccine development is littered with carcasses, with vaccines dying left, right and center. We need to keep a watchful eye for adverse events, but everything appears on track for the vaccine to be approved as early as next year.” TIME





 Among the techniques in mundane astrology, cardinal ingresses of  the Sun have a traditional reputation as  very important events.   Of these, the Capricorn Ingress is considered the most important and is often looked upon as the “annual chart” for a place. The angles of the ingress progressed on a daily basis can indicate events when they touch important planets or planetary configurations in the ingress chart. Shown here is the sidereal Capricorn Ingress of the Sun at  London  progressed to July 29, the date of the news item above. Notice the  Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto-Mars Grand Cross straddling the meridian axis.. With Jupiter [14cn] is the asteroid Child [13cn]. A relevant key phrase would be:

Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto-Child: Fortunate scientific or technological breakthrough in matters connected with children.

Uranus [8ar57] is conjunct the stars mu Cephei, [9ar54]  in the King’s head, Algenib, gamma Pegasi, [9ar21] in the Flying Horse’s wing and 12 Andromedae, [9ar15] near chained  right hand of the Princess. Readers who are familiar with the story of “The Royal Family” [1] will recognize Andromeda as  King Cepheus’ child condemned to be devoured by the Sea-Monster (a metaphor for all manner of calamities).  The wing of the Flying Horse is a symbol of freedom from some earthly limitation. About these stars Diana Rosenberg writes [2]:

“This is a place of fires! Fires of illumination and fires of destruction….Here brilliant King Cepheus and high-flying Pegasus inspire extraordinary achievements that carry humankind into new knowledge and realizations.”


Also notice that  at Saturn [21sc34] forms a sesquisquare aspect to Uranus [8ar57] and conjoins beta Muscae, [20sc22] – a star in the constellation Musca, the Southern Fly. The following extract from Ann Wright [3] tells us why this constellation is linked to the ‘mosquito’ and, therefore, in our context to ‘malaria’

The word musca comes from the Indo-European root *mu- 'Gnat, fly, to buzz'. Derivatives: midge (from Old English mycg, midge, from Germanic *mugjo). Suffixed extended form *mus-ka-; mosquito (family Culicidae) Musca, muscid, muscarine.

This constellation should also represent the mosquito, a Spanish word, diminutive of mosca, 'fly', from Latin musca. Mosquitos are of the family Culicidae, the Latin word for mosquito (also called gnats) was culex:

“The gnat (culex) is named from 'sting' (aculeus) because it sucks blood, for it has a tube in its mouth, like a needle, with which it pierces the flesh so that it may drink the blood" [The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville, 6th century A.D., p.270.]

The final point to note is the position of Neptune [3pi39] which forms hard aspects to two  legs of the Grand Cross. It is conjunct the stars of Gula, the ancient Mother-Physician and the Indian lunar mansion, ‘Satabhisaj’ literally referring to difficult-to-cure diseases that require a Hundred Physicians. For this area, Diana Rosenberg notes, “major technological and scientific breakthroughs” [4].

[2] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p. 68-75)
[4] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.2, p. 690-92)

Road gouged by huge leak in Los Angeles water main




A burst water main on Los Angeles' iconic Sunset Boulevard has caused flooding at the University of California, Los Angeles. The main burst on Tuesday (July 29) afternoon, sending a jet of water high into the air and opening a hole, 10 feet wide, in the street. Jaime Moore of Los Angeles Fire Department said water was seen as high as 25 to 30 feet in the air. ''The biggest problem we've had was diverting the water and keeping people away from this area," he said. BBC [1]


One of the things I believe we’ll be facing over the next few years as Pluto travels through Capricorn is the erosion of the structures that support our human lives on the planet. Bridges, tunnels, buildings – all are ruled by Capricorn and subject to transformation while in Pluto’s domain.

The American Society for Civil Engineers estimates that $1.6 trillion dollars is needed to restore the aging and unsafe infrastructure in the United States. The areas that need rebuilding include toxic waste sites, sewage treatment systems, dams, water treatment facilities as well as roadways.

Janet Kavinoky, director of transportation at the US Chamber of Commerce, stated last year:
America’s infrastructure is not only showing its age, but showing that it lacks capacity to handle the volume of people and goods moving today. From exploding steam pipes under New York streets, to record level flight delays in the skies across the country, it is evident that now is the time to move on a robust, thoughtful, and comprehensive plan to build, maintain, and fund a world-class 21st century infrastructure. There can be no more delay.






The  extract above  from Lynn Hayes’ article  “Pluto in Capricorn and the Eroding Infrastructure” [2]. With Pluto in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries now  we can understand why aging infrastructure is suddenly exploding.  When the gods wish to bring an urgent message home, they encrypt it in an eclipse. Notice that the last solar eclipse (April 28, 2014)  for Los Angeles, CA had a Grand Cross containing the Uranus-Pluto (and Mars) square sharply placed on the meridian axis. 


Progressing the eclipse to July 29, the date of the news event, brings the Grand Cross once again in alignment with the meridian axis triggering the sudden burst of the pipeline.








Tuesday, 29 July 2014

China tainted meat scandal



A suspect meat scandal in China engulfed Starbucks and Burger King on Tuesday and spread to Japan where McDonald's said the Chinese supplier accused of selling expired beef and chicken had provided 20 percent of the meat for its chicken nuggets.

Chinese authorities expanded their investigation of the meat supplier, Shanghai company Husi Food Co. A day after Husi's food processing plant in Shanghai was sealed by the China Food and Drug Administration, the agency said Tuesday that inspectors also will look at its facilities and meat sources in five provinces in central, eastern and southern China.

The scandal surrounding Husi Food, which is owned by OSI Group of Aurora, Illinois, has added to a string of safety scares in China over milk, medicines and other goods that have left the public wary of dairies, restaurants and other suppliers. July 22 CBC






The April 15 Total Lunar Eclipse [25li] was conjunct the stars Spica and Arcturus – the Virgin and her Protector – symbolically referring to the helpless masses and those who stand against  corrupt world powers out to exploit the public. The Full Moon of the Lunar Eclipse was also conjunct the asteroids Vesta and  Ceres. Ceres  is commonly linked to food [2] implying that events would show how food related issues would figure in this exploitation. Notice also the Vesta-Ceres-Moon conjunction nesting between Mars and the North Lunar Node, creating one entire energetic directly in opposition to the entire stellium of planets including the Sun-Juno-Eris conjunction and the Mercury-Uranus conjunction [1]. With Juno, an asteroid that is connection with “rights and fairness” [2] or “tallying ($$$ & fairness) in any transaction” opposite Ceres there is an implication that customers may not be getting what they are paying for.





So why did this get triggered on July 22, the date of the news?  Progressing the eclipse chart for Beijing to this date brings Mars and the Grand Cross to the meridian triggering the entire configuration.


Was it possible to predict this event in advance?  The answer is a firm “No”. Fixed star mythology presents an image of the universe that connects the transcendent to the world of everyday experience. It is, therefore, a metaphorical organization of many symbolic images and narratives of the possibilities of human experience. Which one of these experiences will translate into an event cannot be known in advance.




Astrology-loving MP seeks answers in the stars




A Conservative MP has spoken of his belief in astrology and his desire to incorporate it into medicine. David Tredinnick said he had spent 20 years studying astrology and healthcare and was convinced it could work. The MP for Bosworth, a member of the health committee and the science and technology committee, said he was not afraid of ridicule or abuse. "There is no logic in attacking something that has a proven track record," he told BBC News.  He said he had been the subject of much ridicule for his beliefs over the years, including a fake Twitter account entitled "Inside the head of David Tredinnick", but many of the sceptics who had attacked him were "bullies" who had "never studied the subjects".

"I am absolutely convinced that those who look at the map of the sky for the day that they were born and receive some professional guidance will find out a lot about themselves and it will make their lives easier," he told MPs. BBC; July 25






Mundane astrology charts of eclipses or ingresses when progressed to the date of an event can give valuable insight into the cosmic forces at work. Shown here is the chart for the last solar eclipse of April 29,2014 plotted for London. With the eclipse in the 12th house square the meridian, it is obviously very significant for the place. On the MC [8aq] is the asteroid Urania [aq] that links to “astrology”. It forms a T-square with the eclipse, Mercury and the TNP Poseidon.  The Ascendant [13ge] forms a Yod with Pluto and Poseidon. Martha Wescott provides the following definitions and delineations:


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.

URANIA: Astrology; astronomy; handling theoretical, hypothetical or abstract principles and information; logic and rationality; ability to “see the big picture” and not be dissuaded by instant details; an intellectual framework; apperception-intellectual context. Bias and distortions to rationality and conceptual ability.


Mercury-Urania
 Discussions about astrology

Poseidon-Urania
There may be some uncertainty as to whether information is gained  intellectually or through intuition, psychicsm or some form of  channeling--and this does include astrologically-gained knowledge.  By  the same token, there'll be instances where one needs to blend the two,  just as there will be times to realize that intellect has its  limitations; it can't go the same distance as the heart--or as the  yearning for the EXPERIENCE OF TRUTH.  Now, you'll also see that people  perceive things according to their beliefs--and while this may seem  obvious, it means that people can ONLY see what they believe in--!   Watch for people who have "ideas" that are overly affected by their  religion, education or philosophy of life--their "view" is distorted by  these things (so that they have biases...that may be rationalized or  harder to recognize BECAUSE they're tied into "god," a particular  ideology, or documented and certified by academe!) 


Pluto-Poseidon
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 -- --all that is strongly suggested for this  cycle.







Progressing the chart by the solar quotidian method to July 25, the date of the news, brings the MC to a conjunction with the eclipse triggering the event. Notice that the eclipse throws a quincunx to Mars [11li] in the Grand Cross. About the stars conjunct Mars, Diana Rosenberg writes, “Transits to these stars often bring about major changes in laws, mores, governments and ways of thinking, often preceded, accompanied or followed by “witch hunts” – explosions of fanatic and vicious intolerance.”

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Didcot power station towers demolished





Three enormous cooling towers at the disused Didcot A Power Station in Oxfordshire have been demolished. The blast, conducted with more than 180kg of explosives, flattened 36,000 tonnes of material in seconds and was streamed live online.  Hundreds of people gathered to watch the towers come down at 05:01 BST, despite warnings of a huge dust cloud. BBC; July 27, 2014 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-28487288







Shown here is the Cancer Ingress chart progressed to July 27, the date of the demolition of the Power Station. On the Ascendant are stars Adhib, theta Draconis, Kraz, beta Corvus, Seginus, gamma Bootis, Apami-Atsa, theta Virginis. About this area Dian Rosenberg writes, “There is electricity in these stars…This is an area especially connected to electricity, power sources, light and lightning”. Uranus-Pluto square  occupies the descendant and IC. Ebertin’s keyphrase for Uranus-Pluto, “the collapse of the old order of things, the construction of the new”  would  apply perfectly here to the obsolescence of the Power Station.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

ISIS destroys Prophet Jonah’s tomb



Jonah and the Whale


The militant group ISIS is continuing its rampage of holy places by destroying the tomb of Jonah, a place thought to be the burial site of the prophet believed by Abrahamic faiths to have been swallowed by a whale or fish. Civil defense officials in Mosul, Iraq, told CNN that ISIS operatives planted explosives around the mosque containing the tomb then detonated it remotely on Thursday (July 24).

A video posted to YouTube, the authenticity of which has not yet been confirmed, shows the destruction of the Sunni Mosque of the Prophet Younis, which is the Arabic name for Jonah. Though ISIS claims to adhere to the Sunni branch of Islam, they have nonetheless targeted multiple Sunni shrines, blowing up or bulldozing any place they deem "unIslamic." Huffington Post; July 25






Shown here is the current sidereal Cancer Ingress chart at Mosul, Iraq.  The following points deserve attention:

First we find the Ascendant [29sa] conjunct the asteroid  Orpheus [26sa] (death) and TNP Cupido [23sa] (house) implying that we may be dealing with a tomb. On the descendant are TNPs Kronos (famous person) and Hades (the past)  trine Poseidon (religion or spirituality) suggesting a connection to a famous historical personage connected with religion or spirituality. The position of Pluto opposite suggests the possibility of radical events including destruction of the tomb. Another reference to a tomb comes from Neptune [7pi] which is part of the Chinese asterism Wei or Kia-Ou. This asterism presided over tombs, graves, death, demise, misfortunes, tears and cries. Kia-Ou was also called “The Last House of the Master”.


Also notice that the nodal axis (with Mars) aligns with the meridian and squares the Sun creating  what is termed “the Moon Wobble” – a phenomena known to bring suppressed energies in people and Mother Nature to the surface, erupting and  creating political  upheavals including acts of terrorism [1].  If we  progress the angles to July 24, the date of the incident the MC aligns perfectly with the nodal axis and Mars. Finally also note that the  Last Quarter Moon phase of July 19 accentuates the Moon Wobble by aligning it with the angles at Mosul confirming its role in the dastardly act.




A small but not unimportant detail in our context that deserves mention is the South Node [23ar] on the IC or fourth house cusp. In astrology the fourth is the house of the fathers and refers to ancestry and along with the South Node brings an emphasis on the past. Here we have the dim stars of Cetus, the Sea-Monster or the Whale sent to devour the Princess Andromeda in the celestial mythology of The Royal Family. Is it a coincidence that Prophet Jonah is believed by Abrahamic faiths to have been swallowed by a whale or fish?!


Kuwait: Fear over freedoms as nationalities revoked



The Kuwaiti government's decision to revoke the nationalities of the owner of a pro-opposition TV channel and newspaper, and a former MP along with three members of his family, has sparked fears for the political future of the Gulf state. Kuwait's dynamic political scene and vocal opposition have distinguished it from its Gulf neighbours, but recent years have been fraught with unrest and power struggles within the ruling family, resulting in growing dissatisfaction among Kuwaitis and calls for reform. BBC; July 25 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28485187





To understand this important development in a country that has yet to see the establishment of true democracy, we will first look at the current sidereal  Cancer Ingress chart for Kuwait. Notice that the nodal axis (with Mars) aligns with the meridian and squares the Sun creating  what is termed “the Moon Wobble” – a phenomena known to bring suppressed energies in people and Mother Nature to the surface, erupting and disruption creating political and personal upheavals [1]. (Also note the current Last Quarter Moon phase of July 19 accentuates the Moon Wobble by aligning it with the angles at Kuwait).




  


Going back to the Cancer Ingress chart note that  a powerful Grand Cross  containing Uranus-Pluto-Kronos-Hades straddles the horizon axis.  


Kronos-Pluto : to see abuse of power through misuse of office, position, laws and procedures; to be aware that prominent persons (including leaders in government) are under substantial pressure.

Kronos-Hades: to note disgust with government, with regulations, legislation or leadership; to recognize a polarization between  the perceived “aristocracy” and the common man.

Pluto-Hades: to recognize that ugliness is rooted in resentment or a desire for revenge.

The second observation is that the meridian axis coincides with the Full Moon eclipse of April 15, 2014 conjunct the stars Spica, alpha Virginis [24li12] and Arcturus [24li26], alpha Bootis.

Bootis, the Herdsman was often shown as a “Protector” and called the “Unarmed One”. The constellation Virgo  was sometimes identified with  the virgin goddess Iustitia or Astraea, holding the scales of justice in her hand as the constellation Libra.

About this area Nick Fiorenza writes:

The Archturus-Spica longitude (at the Virgo-Libra cusp) defines the overall directive of this area of the zodiak, specifically Archturus. It is about the ensuring the safe evolutionary experience of souls on Earth. The area just before this longitude (late sidereal Virgo) is about responsibility to ensure proper environmental conditions exist for the safe and harmonious gestation and formation of life.

Boötes stands against the fallen corrupt (Benatnasch) totalitarian world powers that have demonstrated the inability over and again to ensure evolutionary fulfillment, with the continual destruction of the peoples of the Earth and typical catastrophic outcomes. The body of Boötes stands between the pure lucida of the Virgin (Spica) blocking the attempted manipulations of corrupt (Benatnasch) world powers.








Friday, 25 July 2014

Social media campaign #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies






As millions go online to share information about the Gaza conflict, a social media campaign calling for tolerance is building. Jews and Arabs around the world have been sharing loving images of coexistence and using the hashtag #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies in an effort to change the discourse online.
BBC



Of all techniques in mundane astrology, the analysis of the horoscope for the birth of a nation is considered the most important. Astrodienst [1] provides the following data for the birth of Israel;14 May 1948; 4:00 pm (EET) ; Tel Aviv,Israel.  If we add the details provided by the Trans-Neptunian Points (TNPs) and asteroids, a much clearer picture emerges. The current solar arc progressed Sun [26cn43]  is square Hades [26ar53]  in the 7th house of “enemies”  (*) and  separating from the radix MC [25cn]. (Please note that the current Last Quarter Moon of July 19, 2014 with Sun [26cn21] and Moon [26ar21] has served as a trigger to the solar direction.)


The following asteroids and TNP form hard aspects: Vesta [29cn]; Admetus [20ar];  Hades [27ar] Orpheus [24ar]; Amycus [25ar]. Martha Wescott Lang’s delineation given below appears to provide a perfect picture of Israel’s relationship with the Palestinians (7th house).

Admetus/Hades

Think of Admetus as patience, determination and "hanging in  there" (in the face of difficulties and frustrations.)  Now, think of  Hades, as...well, yeah, HELL  (and, of course I'm exaggerating...I  hope!)  What happens: people "hang in there and pride themselves on  being able to endure and survive"--while some situations go right down  the hopper. People can numb  themselves to the fact that something's wrong (and getting worse.)   People can be so patient that they don't do anything about depression or  hardships that they face.

Hades also stands for The Past--and that includes the Ancient Past, so  residuals from the past can  shape reactions (from their place deep in the sub-conscious.)  Admetus  tends to "tighten and toughen" so it can "stand" something, and Hades  brings decline And you  may see some events that strike you as meaning that because people  (and this can mean the international community in our case here) just stood by and did nothing, there was suffering, long-term  difficulty and decline.  



Hades/Vesta

Cold treatment of others has the effect of  being a "put down"--as though by not having any emotions for another,  you "erase" them or give them the message that they're not worth  noticing.  It  is BECAUSE a person is disconnected from their feelings that others are  mistreated, situations turn sour, and difficulties aren't noticed.

Admetus/Orpheus

It looks as though people and situations will be showing you how long a  sorrow can be held, how much a person can endure as their life comes to  a close, or how a person can become inured to the sorrows in their  life.  There may be some reason to notice caskets, cemetaries or a  painful longing for a place--for a Land

While the foregoing delineation from Martha Wescott is startling in its accuracy describing the Isreali-Palestinian scenario quite accurately, new hope about a possible change in attitude comes from the centaur Amycus (55595).


Amycus

Amycus is a newly discovered centaur. It has its perihelion in Scorpio and node in Aquarius so that Philip Sedgwick gives the following interpretation:

With double fixed sign emphasis associated with critical orbit points, this centaur insists upon being firm and taking a stand. Solidity, reliability, confidence and unshakable resolve highlight this body. Yet, sometimes too much resolve stands in the way of resiliency. Thus, the node offers a level of open-minded consideration. When new data or insights arrive that improve the current point of view, position or what have you, it simply becomes integrated. No sense of wrong, failure or inadequacy goes with this. Simply, this regards all insight as valid. It includes only what resonates well in the core of the being. The rest is left behind with no need to disregard, diminish or disprove its merit. Using the vehicle of inclusion of the new at all moments in time, one’s place and view of life continuously improves, ensuring even greater solidity in life.




(*) The Sabian Symbols for radix Hades (26ar53) and solar arc Sun (26cn43) are highly illuminating in the present context.


Phase 117 A violent storm in a canyon filled with expensive homes.
Keynote: A confrontation with a social upheaval demanding the reconsideration of static values.

Phase 27 Through imagination a lost opportunity is regained.
Revision of attitude and inner revelation.



(**)

Another contributing factor for the sudden spurt in the Middle East violence  was the phenomena of Moon Wobble which was mentioned in  previous posts. From the details given below notice that the Nodal axis coincided with the horizon axis in  Israel’s chart acting as a trigger to the solar arc direction mentioned above.

On July 16 at 11:22:52 UT, the Sun [23cn52] will square the Mean Node [23li52]. This is a phenomena known as “Moon Wobble”. While it is exact on July 16, 2014 it may be felt for approximately a week on either side.

Moon Wobbles were discovered in the 1930's, when research by astrologer Carl Payne Tobey (1902-1980), the original editor of Astrology Magazine, revealed that disasters occur in cycles associated with the conjunction (0°), opposition (180°) and square (90°) from the Sun to the Moon's Node. These powerful contacts occur when the Sun and the Node are in the same sign, or the opposing sign, or when the Sun is in a square aspect to the nodal axis.

During Moon Wobble the instability factor is high, resulting in more accidents, fires, plane crashes, freak accidents, floods, feats of nature, bizarre weather patterns, earthquakes, tornadoes, violence, Terrorism, riots, and political and personal upheavals. These Cycles bring suppressed energies in people and Mother Nature to the surface, erupting and disrupting.


Thursday, 24 July 2014

Algeria plane crash


OUAGADOUGO, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over restive Mali, and its wreckage was found near the border of neighboring Burkina Faso — the third major international aviation disaster in a week.

It was found about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the border of Burkina Faso near the village of Boulikessi in Mali, a Burkina Faso presidential aide said. He told The Associated Press that rescuers went to the area after they had heard from a resident that he saw the plane go down 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of Malian town of Gossi.


This crash is  the latest in several major flight disasters in the last week: a Malaysian Airlines flight was shot down last Thursday while flying over a tumultuous section of Ukraine, and a Taiwanese jet crashed during a storm Wednesday killing 48 people.


Mercury – the god of travel –  has been currently traversing  the “reaction point” of the potentially accident producing T-square involving Uranus-Pluto-Zeus. Regular readers will recall that it was also active in the Taiwan plane crash [1].




 Shown here is the current Solar Cancer Ingress chart progressed to July 24, the date of the accident. It is drawn for Gossi, the crash site but it not very different for Ouagadougo from where the plane took off.The Mars-Zeus-Uranus-Pluto Grand Cross has reached the progressed horizon on that date. Please compare with the progressed Cancer Ingress for the Taiwan crash. It is similar to this crash with the exception that planets on the horizon are interchanged so that Pluto occupies the IC and not the MC as in the previous case. This is of little consequence as far as the triggering action of the angles is concerned. As in the previous case the stars of the archaic Chaldean lunar mansion whose patron god was Im-dugud-khu, “The Great Storm Bird” or “Storm Bird of the Evil Wind” is active here too so that the flight went down in a rain storm.



P.S. Another contributing factor was the phenomena of Moon Wobble which was mentioned in a previous post from which we reproduce the following extract:

On July 16 at 11:22:52 UT, the Sun [23cn52] will square the Mean Node [23li52]. This is a phenomena known as “Moon Wobble”. While it is exact on July 16, 2014 it may be felt for approximately a week on either side.

Moon Wobbles were discovered in the 1930's, when research by astrologer Carl Payne Tobey (1902-1980), the original editor of Astrology Magazine, revealed that disasters occur in cycles associated with the conjunction (0°), opposition (180°) and square (90°) from the Sun to the Moon's Node. These powerful contacts occur when the Sun and the Node are in the same sign, or the opposing sign, or when the Sun is in a square aspect to the nodal axis.[1]

During Moon Wobble the instability factor is high, resulting in more accidents, fires, plane crashes, freak accidents, floods, feats of nature, bizarre weather patterns, earthquakes, tornadoes, violence, Terrorism, riots, and political and personal upheavals. These Cycles bring suppressed energies in people and Mother Nature to the surface, erupting and disrupting. [2]




India: School bus and train crash kills 14 children




At least 14 children were killed along with their driver when a school bus was hit by a train in the Indian state of Telangana, police say. The passenger train rammed into the school bus, dragging it several hundred metres down the track, reports said. No one on the train was hurt. Some 32 students were reportedly travelling on the bus.  The accident happened at an unmanned level crossing near Masaipet village in Medak district. BBC, July 24 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-28457773





The Capricorn Ingress chart for Masaipet, India progressed to July 24, the date of the accident is shown here. The Grand Cross containing the Pluto-Uranus-Mars  combination which is known to produce accidents straddles the angles. In the Ingress chart Pluto was in the mundane 5th house that governs children. It was conjunct the asteroid Orpheus (death)  and opposite the asteroid Child (children). With progressed MC  square Uranus and conjunct Pluto on July 24, the entire configuration is triggered leading to the tragic incident.







If the Capricorn Ingress was the ‘hour hand’ of the clock, the Waning Crescent Moon served as the ‘minute hand’. The chart for the Waning Crescent at Masaipet is shown here. Notice the following points. Both Moon and the Sun make hard aspects to Mars in the 5th house of children. The Moon is in tropical Gemini – the sign associated with schools and also with cars or buses as  means of transport. On the Ascendant [20ge] are the stars Hoedus I, zeta Aurigae [19ge], Hoedus II, eta Aurigae [20ge], the two baby goats, Nihal, beta Leporis [20ge], the hare and Capella,[22ge] the mother goat, alpha Aurigae in the arms of the Charioteer. This set combines Lepus, the speed-loving hare with stars of a mother goat and “The Haedi” – her two kids – part of Aurigae, the Charioteer. It is the job of the Charioteer with the reins firmly in his hand to protect and take responsibility for the mother Goat and her Kids in his charge. Here the chariot would be the ancient version of the school bus and the kid goats, the school children. In our case here, it appears, the Charioteer (the bus driver) was in too much of a hurry (Lepus)!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

India doctors remove 232 teeth from boy's mouth



The heavens declare the glory of god;
and the firmament sheweth his handiwork.
Day unto day uttereth speech,
and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
- Psalm,19:1-2




Doctors in India have extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation. Ashik Gavai was brought in with a swelling in his right jaw, Dr Sunanda Dhiware, head of Mumbai's JJ Hospital's dental department, told the BBC.  The teenager had been suffering for 18 months and travelled to the city from his village after local doctors failed to identify the cause of the problem. Doctors have described his condition as "very rare" and "a world record". BBC, July 23 http://bbc.in/1kctU1t




The night sky, with its eternal fixed stars and majestic constellations is the ancient root of all astrology and the deepest source of the creation myths of humankind. Long before there were horoscopes, dedicated priest-astrologers of virtually every ancient civilization  patiently and with great care observed and analyzed sky-patterns and related them to mundane phenomena of earth, sea, air and humankind [1].


To understand this news, we begin by looking at the Solar Eclipse of April 29, 2014 [9ta] that took place conjunct the star Alpha (α) Aries, Hamal,[8ta] - a yellow star in the Ram’s head. On the Ascendant [29cn] are M82,Tau and 16 Ursae Majoris behind Big Bear’s ear, in and under the head.  On the Descendant [29aq] is  25 Aquari in the Water Pourer’s head. On the IC[25li] is Nekkar, beta Bootis in the Herdsman’s head. With so many references to the head it is not surprising that we are hearing news about a major dental operation. However, progressing the chart to July 23, the date of the news brings the Pluto-Uranus related Grand Cross onto the angles. The Pluto-Uranus element is associated with scientific or technical breakthroughs. But more surprising is the number of references to the head in the stars on the progressed angles!






Long.
Position
3cn
Theta Columba, in Dove’s head
6cn
V616 Monocerotis, under Unicorn’s head
17cn
Sigma1649 Camelopardalis, in Giraffe’s head
17cn
Theta Canis Majoris, in  Dog’s head
16ar
Lambda Cephei, in King’s head
15li
Aldhi’bain, eta Draconis, behind Dragon’s jaw
12li
Alpha Corvi, on Crow’s head
15cp
Manubriam, omicron Sagittari, in Archer’s head



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

Taiwan plane crash




The Great Storm Bird and the Sun God


A TransAsia plane has crashed in the Penghu Islands off the coast of Taiwan, killing 51 of its 58 passengers and crew in a failed emergency landing, Taiwanese authorities have said. Flight GE222 was flying from Kaohsiung to the archipelago when it tried to make an emergency landing in the city of Magong. Images on local television showed a blaze on the runway and emergency workers searching through twisted wreckage. The plane, a turboprop ATR Model 72, attempted an emergency landing due to bad weather caused by Typhoon Matmo, which slammed into Taiwan on Wednesday (July 23). http://bit.ly/1nfKDAi








The Sun entered sidereal Cancer on July 17. The chart for this event at  Magong, Taiwan progressed to July 22 is shown here. Notice the powerful Grand Cross  involving Mercury-Uranus-Pluto straddling the horizon and meridian axis. With Mercury – the god of travel – involved with Uranus-Pluto, a combination known for accidents, the news cannot be a surprise.  It appears that the plane was trying to land in bad weather caused by a typhoon. It cannot be a coincidence that the  stars on the descendant were part of an archaic Chaldean lunar mansion whose patron god was Im-dugud-khu, “The Great Storm Bird” or “Storm Bird of the Evil Wind” .

Records show that these stars were transited at the 1864 Bay of Bengal  cyclone that killed 50,000, the 1881 typhoon that hit Haipong, China, killing thousands; in 1970 when a huge cyclone hit Ganges delta with winds upto 150 kmph and a 50-ft high sea wave : about 300,000 to 500,000 were killed, thousands more died later of typhoid and cholera; in 1979 when 3 twisters combined into one giant tornado and hit Wichita Falls; in 1991 when “Tornado Alley” was hit by several twisters some with winds clocking 450 kmph and many others.

In addition, the progressed MC is conjunct Pluto and the asteroid Icarus.

Icarus/Pluto

"Radical events" (Pluto) that  occur with planes (Icarus) or because someone took a risk or totally disregarded  the results of their actions (Icarus).