Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Call for investigations of NY Fed over 'secret tapes'

Warren and Brown, both members of the Senate Banking Committee, called for an investigation of the New York Fed after Carmen Segarra, a former examiner at the bank, released secretly recorded tapes that she claims show her superiors telling her to go easy on private banks. Segarra says that she was fired from her job in 2012 for refusing to overlook Goldman’s lack of a conflict of interest policy and other questionable practices that should have brought tougher regulatory scrutiny. Sept. 29. http://bit.ly/1rKvGse

The cardinal ingresses of the Sun have a traditional reputation as  important mundane events. Of the four cardinal ingresses, the Capricorn Ingress is considered the master chart for the year. Therefore, the progression of the Capricorn ingress chart  becomes a valuable tool for understanding  the deeper reasons behind day to day events.

Shown here is the last Capricorn Ingress of December 21, 2013 at Washington. The Ingress took place at the Disseminating Moon phase of a lunar cycle that started at the December 3, 2013 New Moon [10sa59]. The New Moon was in alignment with the Antares-Aldebaran axis.  Nick Fiorenza [1] in his post on the lunar theme and the solstice wrote:

Prominent alignments with the Antares-Aldebaran axis bring emphasis to leadership in the business and political arenas. Antares ensures we involve to evolve. It invites us to take a stand against infrastructures that have become outmoded and no longer serve life and humankind.

The Disseminating Moon occurs on December 21 in sidereal Cancer, hours before the Solstice. The Moon conjoins Acubens of Cancer; Zeta and Epsilon of Hydra; Duhbe of Ursa Major; and Kochab of Ursa Minor. This is also the Pluto's exalted location in the ecliptic.

Cancer, commonly the crab today, is also the Egyptian Scarabaeus, an image that articulates the theme of humanity's emergence from darkness, dogma, and delusion and its reawakening back to light.

Zeta Hydra lies immediately south of Acubens. Delta through Zeta Hydra and Pulsar CP0834 create Hydra's head. Zeta Hydra and surrounding stars indicate a multifarious undermining source of destruction (every time Hercules took off one the Hydra's heads, it immediately grew another). The conjunction of Acubens and Zeta Hydra reveals that the repetitive undermining experiences in our lives are manifest from our own tenacious belief structures.

The Great Bear, Ursa Major, lies north of the Scarab and the Lion. Ursa Major extends west over sidereal Cancer, and slightly east just into the cusp of sidereal Virgo. Ursa Major’s wide variety of stars fall into the ecliptic throughout these two signs, Leo and Cancer. 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. The over-seeing stars of Ursa Major west of Regulus / Alpha Sextans (Early Leo and Cancer) are those of the integrous side of the Bear—that which is oriented toward a seeking greater vision for humanity, to be a caring and nurturing force for the people, and they also imply this responsibility. Those to the east, which lie over the later “hind of the Lion” to Benatnasch at the Leo-Virgo cusp, are those of the fallen ones, focused in authoritarian and totalitarian control, perpetuating the suppression of humanity in darkness—indeed the Bear is torn.

Dubhe embodies the pursuit for a greater vision beyond the accepted political-religious dogmas of the human world that keep humanity in darkness and delusion; and against the controlling global forces perpetuating that dogmatic rule.

The above extract’s relevance to the news is fairly obvious. All that we now need to do is to check whether, the Capricorn Ingress chart is triggered on September 29, the date of the news. And sure enough when we progress the chart, we find the Mars-Uranus-Pluto-Kronos-Hades Grand Cross perfectly aligned with the meridian axis on the day. Delineation for the elements  provided by Martha Wescott are as below:

Pluto-Hades: to hear of criminal activities in the world of finance and big business
Kronos-Pluto: to see abuse of power through misuse of laws and procedures

False widow spider bite 'led to finger amputation'

Coma Berenices

Berenice's Hair

A woman  (a hairdresser) has had a finger amputated - and told she was within hours of death - after being bitten by a false widow spider. Andrea Wallace, from Seaham, County Durham, was bitten in a Sunderland park and described the result as "like something out of a horror movie". The attack left her with flesh-eating bug necrotising fasciitis, which required 10 weeks in hospital. False widows are the UK's most venomous spider but extreme reactions are rare. BBC; Sept. 29, 2014 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-29414450

As so often in previous posts, here too we will see how a forgotten eclipse continues to create events perfectly in line with its stars. Shown here is the chart for the last solar eclipse of April 29 at Seaham. The eclipse [8ta52] is square the meridian axis. On the IC [6le58] we have Praesepe, M44 Cancri, “The Beehive” - a nebulous cluster in the Crab’s shell that Diana Rosenberg links to “animal and insect attacks”. [1]

The eclipse itself is conjunct Al Kaff al Jidhmah, gamma Cetus [9ta38].

Kaffeljidhma, Al Kaff al Jidhmah or Al-Kaff al-Jadhma' , "The cut-short hand", (reaching from the Pleiades) is the Arabs' name for the whole group marking the Whale's head, but in modern lists is exclusively applied to this star. Those in the head are; alpha (Menkar), gamma (Kaffaljidhma), delta, lambda, mu, xi ¹and xi2, were Al Kaff al Jidhmah, "the Part of a Hand", from a fancied resemblance to their "Stained Hand", our Cassiopeia. [2]

The progressed Ascendant [7li], the Sun[9ta] and Neptune [7pi] form a temporary Yod – a combination known to create sudden “fated” events. Neptune is also conjunct the star Situala, kappa Aquari [9pi]  in the hand of the ancient goddess Gula. Once again Diana Rosenberg links stars in this area to “venomous insect stings”  [4]. The progressed Ascendant [7li] is also conjunct the star Diadem, alpha Coma Berenice [9li]. In addition, the current New Moon [1li08] which  fell on the Ascendant [3li] at Seaham is  conjunct the Coma Cluster in Berenice’s Hair.[5] The Daily Mail [6] reports that Ms Andrea Wallace, the victim, is a hairdresser!

[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.488-90)
[3] The Combination of Stellar Influences; Reinhold Ebertin (p.162)
[4] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.2, p.706-09)

Wildlife Populations Have Dropped by More Than Half

Vertebrate species populations have dropped by more than half over the course of 30 years, according to a new report from WWF, marking a larger decrease than ever previously documented. The Living Plant Report measured more than 10,000 representative populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish and found a 52% decline between 1970 and 2010. The facts are grimmer for some species: freshwater dwellers showed an average decline of 76%. The study chalked up most of the decline to human impact. Habitat loss and hunting and fishing were the primary culprits, and climate change was the next largest threat, the report said. TIME; Sept.29 http://time.com/3446626/wildlife-populations-have-dropped-by-more-than-half/

We are now in the shadow of a powerful Lunar Eclipse about to occur on October 8, 2014.  This eclipse was discussed in a previous post on the UN Climate Summit [1]. There it was placed on the horizon axis. Here it is placed on the meridian asxis  at Gland, Switzerland where WWF is based. In both cases the message is essentially the same so that we reproduce the following extract from the previous post.

Sun [15li] is  with the dwarf planet Haumea [21li] amidst the stars of Bootes. Nick Fiorenza  gives the following delineation for Haumea [2] and Bootes [3].

Haumea’s propensity is to intercede with dynamic motion from a state of equilibrium and poise to support a new and wholistic birth in consciousness, one in which the feminine has autonomy to act in accord with nature and the natural world, and to express a new level of awareness about what is truly life supportive, especially regarding the use of the fundamental primordial forces of life. Haumea also appears to motivate action to reorient world powers’ militaristic destructive use of power and resources into a nurturing force that supports and protects life, home and family; and that aids humanity’s emergence into a spiritually and primordial aware state of being. At a personal level, Haumea inspires the application of our personal attributes and resources for these same principles.

Also conjunct the Sun [15li] are Seginus, gamma Bootes [17li] and Mufrid, eta Bootes [19li]

The stars of Boötes impel one to create and ensure a proper and harmonious environmental resonance for the healthy evolution of all life. Seginus, the left shoulder of Boötes, the Virgin’s consort and protector, is of strength and responsibility. It along with the stars forming the upraised arm and hand, Gamma, Theta, Iota and Kappa, impel rebellious stance against manipulative or medaling totalitarian authorities attempting to interfere with the healthy birth and expression of soul consciousness on Earth. Seginus conjoins Muphrid, the left foot of Boötes, which impels confident non-hesitant action to provide personal and intimate support by making possible and ensuring proper energetic environments are created so that souls have the opportunity to birth, evolve and express in their highest potential and achieve evolutionary fulfillment.

In addition to the above, presented here is the chart for the current New Moon at Gland, Switzerland. Notice that it falls very significantly on the Ascendant conjunct the dwarf planet Makemake [4].

Our Makemake New Moon inspires us to meditate and attune to and live in alignment with our greater spiritual/soul awareness and guidance, and to apply that guidance though demonstrable action to effect evolutionary transition for ourselves and for the world. It impels us to take a stance for higher spiritual principles against those seeking to destroy life and who manipulatively seek to control others and the world's resources, as well as to our own less than healthy or integrous patterns of behavior. It impels leadership that is audacious and brave, and that has true intent for the general well being of the people and for a healthy and prosperous world.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Guinea's artisanal gold miners

Outside the dusty, one-road town of Kouremale on the border of Guinea and Mali, underground gold deposits have attracted thousands of young men looking to make a living from artisanal mining. Conditions are tough and dangerous. In November last year an artisanal gold mine collapsed, killing at least 14 people. Accidents are common. It is also estimated that between 20,000 and 40,000 children work in Mali's artisanal mines, often from a young age. The precious ore is hacked and shovelled from pits and tunnels before being transported to another site where the gold is extracted, often with the unregulated use of highly toxic mercury. BBC; Sept.29

To understand this news we will go back to the last Solar Eclipse of April 29, 2014 which took place in tropical Taurus [9ta52]. A chart for the Eclipse drawn for Kouremale has it significantly placed on the Ascendant [7ta15].

This New Moon Eclipse conjoins Hamal of Aries; Schedar and Achird of Cassiopeia. Hamal of Aries motivates action for improvement. It urges us to take responsibility for the reality of our personal lives, to get out of the victim mentality that perpetuates our human condition and the entrapments and use any available opportunity to  create a new world paradigm.

The New Moon Eclipse is conjunct the asteroid Toro. Key words for Toro [1] are:

TORO: Doing hard, physical work; strength (muscular); muscle flexing-psychologically or physically; challenging others; rough treatment; competitive; football; prizefighting; toughness.

The combination of the star Hamal with Toro, is suggesting that the new world paradigm can be created through hard physical work.

But in which area will this physical work be profitable? Here too the stars give us a suggestion. Notice that the eclipse is also conjunct the stars Schedar and Achird of Cassiopeia. Roman astrologer writing about the constellation Cassiopeia said [2]:

“What products would a grand lady like Cassiope prefer her sons to handle rather than those she could turn to her own employments? And that material for such employment should not be lacking, she bids men look for gold beneath the ground, uproot all which nature stealthily conceals, and turn earth upside down in search of gain; she bids them detect the treasure in lumps of ore and finally, for all its reluctance, expose it to a sky it has never seen. Such are the inclinations which Cassiope will fashion in those born under her" [Astronomica, Manilius, 1st century AD, p.343.]

Finally, we come to the timing of the news item. Why now? If we progress the eclipse chart to September 29 we find that it has reached the progressed descendant triggering its meaning.

The desert aircraft ‘boneyards’

What happens when an aircraft is no longer needed? In the desert dry of the south-western US, vast ‘boneyards’ are homes to thousands of aircraft, Stephen Dowling writes. If you find yourself driving down South Kolb Road in the Arizona city of Tucson, you’ll find the houses give way to a much more unusual view; rows of military aircraft, still and silent, spread out under the baking desert sun. On and on, everything from enormous cargo lifters to lumbering bombers, Hercules freighters and the F-14 Tomcat fighters made famous in Top Gun. BBC; Sept. 18

In astrology the planet Pluto is linked to “obsolescence”.  Obsolescence is the state of being which occurs when an object, service, or practice is no longer wanted even though it may still be in good working order.

To understand this news we will go back to the chart of the April 15 lunar eclipse. Notice that for Tucson, Arizona, the chart is very significant with a Grand Cross straddling the horizon axis and Pluto the planet linked to death and obsolescence on the Ascendant. On 18 September, Pluto was just five days away from its direct station on September 23 which was one reason for the chart activation. The second trigger came from the progressed solar quotidian angles for that day. Notice that on September 18, the Grand Cross was once again aligned with the horizon axis.

Now for a moment let us look at the constellations that form the backdrop to  elements of the chart

4 Aquilae             
Aquila, the Eagle
Delta Pegasi
Pegasus – the Flying Horse
Kraz, beta Corvi
Corvus – the Crow
Upsilon Cygni
Cygnus – the Swan

From the constellations in the last column, we can see all of them refer to creatures that fly and more specifically the Eagle is a Raptor – a bird of prey – a symbol often associated with the military! (1)

So can it be a coincidence that a news report on the obsolescence of military aircraft comes on a day when planets in constellations described by these beautiful symbolic images are triggered?

But we are not done as yet. Neptune [7pi] and Venus [10pi] which trine Jupiter [12cn] on  the progressed Ascendant are part of the Chinese asterism Fan-Mou, The Tombs and Hiu-Liang, The Funeral Mound Bridge. Burial places in China were surrounded by 4 ditches to prevent passersby from getting too close.

The asteroid Icarus[12pi] (2) that is linked to aircrafts is conjunct Venus [10pi] and therefore the Chinese asterisms for the burial places!

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Astrology of the Ebola Virus

The first reported case of the Zaire strain of the Ebola virus, [1] the one that is currently starting to affect West Africa in 2014 was seen on 26th August 1976 in Yambuku, Zaire, now called the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ebola is a disease that initially came from a region close to the Ebola river that runs through the DRC.

A chart for the New Moon that occurred on 25 August 1976 – a day before the Ebola outbreak – is shown here. The New Moon [2vi] is conjunct the medical asteroid Asclepius [4vi] . The Ascendant is conjunct Neptune and Antares, alpha Scorpi – the heart of the Scorpion and omega Ophiuchus – the medicine man  shown struggling with the poisonous snake. Among other things, this area is linked to epidemics and Diana Rosenberg [3] lists the following examples:

Neptune was here at the September, 164 CE Solar Eclipse with a path of totality through Mediterranean lands: Roman troops returning from Mesopotamia brought disease with them: the Plague of Galen (aka the Plague of Antonius) caused heavy mortality through the Roman Empire; Jupiter in 1918 at the start of the most virulent wave of the influenza pandemic that killed about 30 million worldwide; the Sun in 1930 when pollutants trapped under dense fog caused thousands to become ill and 60 deaths in Belgium’s Meuse Valley; Mercury in 1948 when the coal mining community of Donora,PA suffered a combination of toxic industrial smoke and fog that killed 20 and made 6000 ill; the Sun at the Dec. 1952 Full Moon two days before a London killer smog, about 4000 died, about 8000 later of respiratory failure; Neptune in 1976 at the Seveso, Italy dioxin chemical poisoning disaster and when the first known case of the Ebola virus arrived in a hospital at Zaire and died one week later; the Sun at the Bhopal, India gas poisoning disaster of 1984 that left more than 3400 dead and 200,000 blinded and crippled: the worst industrial disaster in history. (Neptune was here 9 yrs earlier when the Union Carbide Corp. was granted a license to make the deadly gas in India).

The current outbreak in West Africa, (first cases notified by WHO [2] on 23 March 2014), is the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976. There have been more cases and deaths in this outbreak than all others combined. It has also spread between countries starting in Guinea then spreading across land borders to Sierra Leone and Liberia.

The chart for the Lunar Eclipse  at Guekedou, Guinea – one of the places where the 2014 outbreak has taken place – is shown here. The eclipse Moon [25li] along with the Node [28li] are placed in the 6th house that is connected to public health issues. A converse progression of the eclipse chart to 23 March 2014, brings the Mars-Uranus-Jupiter-Pluto Grand Cross to an alignment with the meridian axis.

Uranus-Pluto: to see a sudden emergence (Uranus) of what was lying hidden (Pluto)

The eclipse Moon is conjunct star psi Hydrae [25li] of the poisonous Water Snake so that Diana Rosenberg links this area to epidemics resulting from air or water contamination [3]. Since the eclipse Moon is placed in Libra, the ruler of the eclipse is Venus [10pi] which is conjunct Neptune [7pi] and forms a sharp sesquisquare with the Moon [25li]. Both Venus and Neptune are conjunct stars of the Indian Lunar Mansion Satabhisaj. A Sanskrit dictionary says Satabhisaj means Requiring a Hundred Physicians, suggesting an illness very hard to cure (or an epidemic?) [4]

[2] WHO Ebola Alert http://bit.ly/1vos7XU
[3] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.2, p.115)
[4] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.2, p.690)

P.S. Note that for  the Ebola first outbreak New Moon chart [25 Aug. 1976] the  solar arc Uranus-Node [10-12 sa] directed to 23 March 2014 (current outbreak) is conjunct  Neptune [11sa] which as mentioned above is conjunct the stars related to epidemics.

Giant ‘Freedom Protest’ Underway in Hong Kong

A civil disobedience pro-democracy movement aiming to paralyse parts of Hong Kong with a massive sit-in has issued its demands. Occupy Central says it wants the Chinese government to scrap rules outlining the election of the next chief executive in 2017. It also wants the resumption of public consultation on democratic reforms. Thousands of protesters are camped outside government headquarters in central Hong Kong. Occupy Central leader Benny Tai announced the launch of the campaign to the cheers of supporters on Saturday (Sept.27). BBC

We are now in the shadow of a powerful Lunar Eclipse about to take place on October 8. In Hong Kong the eclipse Moon is placed in 12th house that deals with “human rights” [1]

The eclipse Moon is conjunct Uranus. The Uranus-Full Moon conjoining stars include Alderamin of  Cepheus and Alpheratz of Andromeda [2]. Uranus  reveals where and how we wish to break from the conformity of the past.

Alderamin, the Alpha star of Cepheus, is the right shoulder of King Cepheus, father of the Royal Family and Princess Andromeda, often portraying one in an authoritative position. Alderamin imparts a quality of authoritative responsibility. With afflicted alignments, Alderamin can expresses as denial, avoidance, or turning one's head from dealing with the manipulative power plays causing our or other people's entrapment with a flippant attitude to do anything about them.

Alpheratz is one of four stars of the Great Square of Pegasus and is part of Andromeda and Pegasus both. As Alpha Andromeda, it is the head (psyche) of the princess in chains. Although the stage setting in which Andromeda is trapped (chained to rocks about to be devoured by Cetus) seems complex, there is a prerequisite for her freedom—an inner metamorphosis, an emotional maturing into the readiness to receive aid. Often time, we are ready to change only when in the chains of the human struggle. And our inner readiness precedes receiving support to change. Forceful attempts to break free before we are ready only tighten the chain of bondage. Here lies our need to break free from the human mold, from the genetic, cultural, and personal pattering forming our lives. The stars of Andromeda articulate the struggle for freedom from the collective and tormenting forces of the psycho-emotional human world, to claim our true galactic birthright and evolutionary destiny. Alpheratz's fortuitous position ultimately brings success and reward in this worthy pursuit.

Alignments with Alpheratz can also express as being caught in the power plays created by the arrogance or denials of others. Alpheratz can also indicate our vulnerability to the emotional and psychic delusions of others, especially those in our genealogical line or karmic past—often manifesting as elaborate emotional dramatics. Alpheratz asks us to get un-entangled from the human psycho-emotional drama, or accept a sentence of bondage not rightfully ours. [3]

In our context, Alderamin of King Cepheus is an obvious reference to the Chinese leadership while Alpheratz of the Princess Andromeda is the populace of Hongkong demanding their freedom.

In this post we will use the concept of Converse Progressions. Readers unfamiliar with the subject are referred to Reference [4]. Using solar quotidian (daily angles) converse progression on the eclipse chart we can see the Grand Cross containing the eclipse axis aligns with the angles on September 27 when Occupy Central leader Benny Tai announced the launch of the campaign.

 Uranus-Pluto in the Grand Cross symbolizes 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).

Saturday, 27 September 2014

India politician jailed for corruption

One of India's most colourful and controversial politicians, Jayaram Jayalalitha, has been jailed on corruption charges in a high-profile case which has lasted for 18 years.  The chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu was found guilty of amassing wealth of more than $10m (£6.1m) which was unaccounted for. She has to pay a multi-million dollar fine and resign as chief minister. A former actress, her life has been marked by a series of high and lows. The verdict was delivered by a special court in Bangalore amid tight security. BBC; Sept.27

Once again to understand this news we will go back to the lunar cycle of the March 30, 2014 New Moon and more specifically the April 15 Total Lunar Eclipse  that occurred in that cycle.

 The New Moon was conjunct Uranus within 2.5°, with the Sun and Moon activating the catalytic T-Square, specifically Uranus, impelling spontaneous, electrical, and radical innovative solutions to break free from the conforming bounds of the past, a theme continuing throughout this lunar cycle.

The New-Moon conjoined Algenib of the Great Square of Pegasus, the wing tip of Pegasus, bringing inspiration to take decisive action to lift ourselves to greater heights, above the binding limitations of  antiquated paradigms.  Also conjoining is the Supergiant Garnet Star, Erakis of King Cepheus. Erakis brings emphasis to the administration of financial matters, and to the control and dispensation of wealth and resources in the world.

This lunar cycle especially the eclipse Full Moon which  brings us to the culmination point in the Uranian Lunar Cycle stimulates a radical change in authoritarian control of resources, especially of those trying to control, dominate or suppress others.

The Full Moon [25li] was conjunct Arcturus, alpha Bootes [24li]. Boötes stands against the fallen corrupt 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 the old totalitarian and corrupt world powers. [1]

If now we progress the eclipse chart to Sept. 27, the date of the verdict, the Grand Cross containing Pluto-Kronos-Hades reaches the horizon axis.

Pluto-Hades-Kronos: To hear of criminal cases involving corrupt leaders

It is also appropriate that the current New Moon of Sept. 24 was conjunct the newly discovered dwarf planet Makemake.

Makemake is the Polynesian name for the creator god of humanity in the mythology of the South Pacific island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Makemake was recently discovered on March 31, 2005, and thus its astrological influence is exploratory. Based upon an exploration of Makemake’s orbital parameters and its recent role during the 2008-2011 economic turn, Makemake appears to bring attention to leadership issues regarding the administration of resources; and in areas involving economics, ecology and human survival. [2]

Catalonia president signs independence referendum decree

The president of the Spanish region of Catalonia has signed a decree calling for a referendum on independence. Artur Mas wants Catalonia to hold a Scottish-style vote on 9 November, but does not have the backing of the central government in Madrid. Spain quickly denounced the move, calling the plan unconstitutional. BBC; Sept.27. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29390774

To understand this news we will go back to the lunar cycle of the March 30, 2014 New Moon and more specifically the April 15 Total Lunar Eclipse  that occurred in that cycle.

A brief  summary of the lunar theme entitled “Actualizing Revolutionary Change” [1] by Nick Fiorenza is presented below:

This lunar cycle stimulates a radical change in authoritarian control of resources, especially of those trying to control, dominate or suppress others. It invites us to make radical changes in our personal lives that lift us out of our own entrapments.

The April 15 Total Lunar Eclipse  conjoins Ceres and Vesta opposite the Sun-Juno-Eris conjunction.  The Sun-Juno conjunction brings attention to partnership of all types, including those in politics, and those between countries. (Eris  is the Greek goddess of chaos, strife and discord).  

The Full Moon brings us to the culmination point in our Pisces Uranian Lunar Cycle, bringing realization about our need for a radical departure from the past and to create a revolutionary new future that supports our greater wellbeing and freedom from bondage.  Letting go of old  ways of being and ways of interrelating in partnerships, is the hallmark of this Total Lunar Eclipse.

Progressing the eclipse chart  at Barcleona, the capital of Catalonia , to September 27 aligns the progressed horizon axis with the eclipse triggering a demand for independence as explained in the summary above.

Cancer kills three 9/11 firefighters

Three firefighters who were on duty at Ground Zero during the 9/11 attacks have died on the same day from cancer, fire officials have said. Lieutenant Howard Bischoff, 58, and firefighters Robert Leaver, 56, and Daniel Heglund, 58, died within hours of one another on Monday (Sept.22) . BBC; Sept 26 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29381978

Shown here is the chart for the upcoming solar eclipse of 23 October at New York. Notice that the eclipse is placed very significantly on the descendant [29li]. The eclipse  is already active since transit Mercury [29li -0sc] is now conjunct the descendant [29li] and the eclipse degree [0sc].

In a mundane chart the 6th house rules [1]:

6th House - public health, sanitation, food, national service, army, navy, police, civil service, trade unions, working class.

This is, therefore, also the house of fire services, especially since the TNP Zeus [2] associated with fires is right there. Further we notice that Zeus is one element in a Grand Cross also containing Pluto-Hygiea-Orpheus aligned with the meridian. So we have:

Zeus: Firemen [2]
Orpheus: Death [3]
Hygiea: Health issues [3]

Pluto-Hygiea: Radical circumstances surrounding health issues…combined with Orpheus we have death from those conditions.

Finally we look at a Grand Trine comprising the Ascendant [29ar]; Mars [28sa]; Circe [26sa]; Handley [28le]; Aesculapia [25le]. What  details do these elements add to our story?

Circe: Helpers [3]
Aesculapia: Illness [3]
Handley: Cancer [4]

Is there anything here to connect the news to the WTC attack on 9/11? The following table gives entities in the 9/11 chart  (Sept. 11, 2001; 8:46 am EDT, NY) that form hard aspects to each other.


The progressed solar arc Sun [1li] triggers the radix T-square of Mars-Circe-Kronos-Zeus.

Kronos: Authorities or experts
Zeus: Fire
Circe: Helpers

This combination is an obvious reference to the firefighters who were there to help others. The New Moon of Sept. 24 has taken place at [1li] triggering the progressed Sun placement.

The radix Sun in the 9/11 chart is conjunct the star Asterion, beta Canes Venatici [17vi43]. About this area Nick Fiorenza [5] writes:

Just south of Benatnasch is the constellation Canes Venatici, the barking hounds, 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. This image articulates the expression of the Benatnasch directive simply as loud and grand global proportion spectacle, but as diversionary tactics. The paradox here is this racket is indicative of what not to follow. Examples are a government covertly selling war arms to the very country they are fighting, in the name of eradicating the war mongers. It is not uncommon for such beings to pretend they are doing that which supports the greater freedom by creating dramatic and glamorous humanitarian projects (the barking greyhound and the glamorous Giant Whirlpool Galaxy) or stage shows performed in the name of spiritual growth, when what is hidden within these projections of smoke is that which is designed to maintain an egoic position of control and manipulation over the masses who are merely blind pawns in a game of who's following the biggest ego on Earth. Here we are asked to look behind the suits these beings wear, and peer deeply into the dramatic facade of their projects to see the trap of diversion designed to mislead and control. We are asked to look at our own insecurities within to see why we would follow such antics to start with rather than to cultivate the purity and integrity to claim our own grail by following the truth in our hearts. These self-proclaimed often call themselves Masters or Officials and lead others to address them as such without question so that they may then dictate action for and direct their followers to do their biding for their own manipulative purposes.

This paragraph is sufficient explanation for the real reason behind the death of the heroic but ill-informed firefighters who became pawns in the political games being played by the warmongers.

[5] http://lunarplanner.com/LunarMonths2009/lunarmonth.09.02.25.html

Friday, 26 September 2014

Brain repair 'may be boosted by curry spice'

A spice commonly found in curries may boost the brain's ability to heal itself, according to a report in the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy. The German study suggests a compound found in turmeric could encourage the growth of nerve cells thought to be part of the brain's repair kit. Scientists say this work, based in rats, may pave the way for future drugs for strokes and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine in Julich, Germany, studied the effects of aromatic-turmerone - a compound found naturally in turmeric. BBC; Sept 25. http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29361351

The  current New Moon [1li] of September 24 at Julich, Germany is significant since it is placed on the Ascendant.  It is semisquare Jupiter [14le] which is conjunct the asteroid Aesculapia [14le] and trine Uranus [15ar].

In her article entitled Jupiter/Uranus: Bright Ideas and Breakthroughs, Kelly Surtees writes [1]:

Jupiter brings an expansive, open energy which complements Uranus’ inventive tone. As a pair, they have, throughout history, been linked to creative and scientific breakthroughs.

But here we find Jupiter [14le] is conjunct the medical asteroid Aesculapia [14le].  And in Vedic astrology, Jupiter is the planetary ruler of turmeric [2].

AESCULAPIA: Contact with physicians and belief-systems about the health, symptoms and medical conditions.
JUPITER: Good news; turmeric

Finally, Uranus [15ar] is conjunct the star lambda Cephei [16ar] in the King’s head. Diana Rosenberg links this area to “depression and head ailments”.

A further confirmation that the New Moon was highlighting matters connected with health issues comes from the asteroid Hygiea placed on the MC.

[1]Jupiter/Uranus: Bright Ideas and Breakthroughs http://bit.ly/1rx3UiU