Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Cargo ship carrying '700 migrants' docks in Italy

A cargo ship said to be carrying 700 clandestine migrants which was taken under Italian control at sea has docked in the Italian port of Gallipoli. The Blue Sky M had apparently been abandoned by its crew and at one point seemed to be heading directly towards the Italian coast on autopilot. Reports suggest Syrians and Kurds are among those aboard the ship. Photos posted by the local Italian Red Cross show the ship in port with people crowding a deck. Ambulance crews stood waiting as the ship docked in the early hours of New Year's Eve amid unconfirmed reports that people on the ship were suffering frostbite. BBC; December 31;

This news can be best understood if we start with the chart for the New Moon eclipse of October 24. The eclipse conjoined the star Miaplacidus of Argo Navis. Miaplacidus is the second most important star of the Argo, after Canopus.  Nick Fiorenza informs us that this star is about living at or travelling to the right locations at the proper times in our lives. In other words it is about emigration.  In addition on the Ascendant is the nebula Praesepe, M44 Cancri. About Praesepe, Nick Fiorenza [1] writes:

Praesepe is of new beginnings, migration, shedding old skins, skeletons, and cocoons. It is of emerging out of the frenetic confusion of mass consciousness; finding our new path and direction; leaving behind old dwellings and the structures of consciousness they represent. Alignments with Praesepe may indicate a new dwelling place is at hand or that one is in order to find.

In brief,  both the eclipse and Ascendant stars were pointing towards emigration, so it should it is quite appropriate that the  progressed angles for December 31, the date of the news, conjoin the Uranus-Pluto combination in the eclipse chart.

With Pluto, planet of decay and transformation, inhabiting Capricorn, the sign of stability and the so-called status quo, the structures in our lives shake and heave. The things we’ve previously relied upon to provide us with a sense of safety and stability begin to topple and we suddenly realize it’s like being caught in a cave during an earthquake. Perhaps the walls and ceiling don’t keep us safe as we once had thought – perhaps the reality is they stand a chance of walling us in and keeping us trapped. Pluto in Capricorn shows us the corrupt side the things we’ve used to provide us with a sense of order, normalcy, protection, and security – we come to find how we’ve actually been manipulated and controlled by things like scarcity consciousness and feelings of fear, inadequacy, and lack into remaining in outworn, outdated situations that stagnate and that retard us from breaking new ground essential to our evolution.

The sign of Aries is known for being a “class A” risk-taker and Uranus seeks to awaken us via shaking the foundations of Pluto in Capricorn’s status quo – the awakening may be rude or shocking but it’s exactly what’s needed if we’re to gain true independence. This planet will not be bound and fettered – it prompts the individual to take charge of their own life and break free of Pluto in Capricorn’s iron grip.

This extract about the Uranus-Pluto square from Laura Lenhard [2] explains quite beautifully why  the migrants were taking the big risk on the cargo ship.

Monday, 29 December 2014

9/11 Graffiti popping up on buildings and highways

Some graffiti popping up on highways has a lot of people talking, and the state isn't too happy about how a group of vandals are trying to get their message across. Eyewitness News explains what it all means and the lengths one state agency is going to cut down on it. When people drive around central Connecticut, it's hard to miss some of the graffiti popping up on bridges, overpasses and road signs that says "9-11 Truth," "W-T-C" and "Building 7." All the phrases are scrawled across overpasses on some major highways. The Connecticut Department of Transportation is fed up with graffiti and doesn't have enough resources to keep up with it. "It's finite resources," said Kevin Nursick, who is spokesman for the Connecticut DOT. "There are a lot of needs out there. There are limited funds."

The horoscope of the 9/11 attack is widely taken as the chart for the time when the first plane hit the WTC ( 11 Sept 2001; 8:46 am EDT, Manhattan, NY). The Ascendant [14li21] of this chart was conjunct Mercury [14li17] and the TNP Zeus [6li] associated with fires and explosions. In this area stars of the evil Hydra, Corvus – the lying raven and the truth seeking Virgin all combine.

The Hydra is often depicted as a seven headed snake  and stands for evil. Water or sea serpents as symbols relate  the blind, animal life-force of the unconscious with that of the abyss; the many headed Hydra which kept growing new heads as each was cut off symbolizes the difficulty of conquering vices and obstacles that multiply in the course of accomplishing a task.

Corvus is the Latin name for both the raven and the crow and these two birds are usually paired together in mythology. From the same family, their obvious intelligence and ingenuity, as well as their distinctive caw, has given them a widespread association with trickery, storytelling, the relaying of messages, and the serving of self-interest. But the colour of their plumage has also drawn a universal connection with malevolence, sinister forces, and ominous warnings. The stars of Corvus share this reputation and the classical myths that relate to the constellation speak of mistrust, shameful motives, insincerity, glorification in the misfortune of others, and the bearing of bad news [1]

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 and arrogant self-interest; there is 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 [2].

The Uranus-Pluto "geocentric square" began in June 2012 and continues through March 2015, consisting of seven triggers (the exact squares occurring due to the planetary retrogrades). The position of  Uranus-Pluto in the square has now reached the angles of the 9/11 chart with Pluto on the IC and Uranus on the descendant.

In general, the revolutionary uprising and spontaneous force of Uranus synthesized with Pluto's intensified dismantling and opening force in the very depths of consciousness can produce an intense cultural and social rebellion that motivates a profound and radical transformation in collective consciousness. Pluto is a freeing and opening force; a pattern disrupter and deprogrammer. Pluto is independent, individual, and autonomous; an extremist, isolationist and loner; a revolutionist, and is non-accepting of limiting conditions. Pluto demands that we take responsibility for our entrapments in life and deal with the longer-term ramifications of our actions [3].

In mundane astrology, the fourth house, through which Pluto is transiting  signifies the people versus the government in the tenth house. It also rules land and all buildings and  structures on it [4].

With these forces now working on the 9/11 chart, it should be no surprise to see graffiti on the walls of buildings and all kinds of structures (4th house) display the will of the people.

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

The end of the fiat dollar

The dollar's role as the world's reserve currency was first established in 1944 with the Bretton Woods agreement. The U.S. was able assume this role by virtue of it then having the largest gold reserves in the world. The dollar was pegged at $35 an ounce -- and freely exchangeable into gold at that rate. But by 1971, convertibility into gold was no longer viable as America's gold resources drained away. On Aug. 15, 1971, Nixon disconnected the dollar from the gold standard  making the  dollar a pure fiat currency (decoupled from any physical store of value). The announcement by the President was made  at 9 pm  from the Oval Office in Washington, DC [1]. A chart for that moment may be looked upon as the birth of the Fiat Dollar. Notice that the Sun was square a Jupiter-Neptune conjunction which in turn was opposite Saturn.

Transit Saturn has just entered Sagittarius and will be transiting over the  radix Jupiter-Neptune conjunction opposite Saturn in 2015. Saturn transits are always some kind of a reality check.  Combine this with Martha Wescott’s key sentence to describe Jupiter-Neptune and we know what is happening.

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

Also notice that the progressed solar arc Ascendant [28ar] forms a temporary Yod with the Jupiter [27sc] – Pluto [ 28vi] sextile.  Progressed Yods create turning points in life as though one has reached a Y in the road and must now take a new path. Here the dynamics of a troubled Jupiter-Pluto interaction is described by Steven Forrest as follows:

Perhaps someone has gone down a road for the wrong reasons. Under hard aspects illusions are challenged. The trick lies in realising that your life as you are living it is inadequate to meet your spiritual and emotional needs, and that half the reason that’s true is that you have believed far too many lies all your life. The other half of the reason is that you’ve grown and changed, and what used to be satisfying and believable is now barren and false. Comforting but phony elements of life must be released and new possibilities seized under less than auspicious circumstances.

Finally, Pluto [28vi]  is conjunct the star Alkaid and Nick Fiorenza’s description of the dynamics in this area tells us what really happened and what is at stake now.

Benetnasch (Eta, Ursa Major) is the Tail of the Great Bear. The Arabic name for Benetnasch is Alkaid, which means "the leader." Benetnasch expresses one of the classical seven rays. Benetnasch teaches that leadership is about facilitating the self-empowerment and freedom of others rather than about exerting manipulative force that controls others, mistaken as leadership and being in power.

Benetnasch expresses the old dictatorial and totalitarian stream of consciousness that was predominantly dominant when Earth's polar alignment was tilted (had fallen) furthest from the galactic plane in Earth's great precessional year (about 6000 years ago). Thus Benetnasch is of this long-established totalitarian governing paradigm--generally of a patriarchal nature. It is of political-religious factions of big business.

In its old form and when expressing with influence of the stars of late Leo (the tail of the Lion, the racket of Canes Venatici and the hot air of Antilia), Benetnasch articulates those who tend to act as manipulating and controlling godheads, which perpetuates a dogmatic societal structure that keeps individuals from becoming self-responsible, and from evolving into their own self-mastery. It is of leadership that dictates what is right for people and what they should do by using dramatic and diversionary propaganda, rather than supporting others to make their own choices in freedom. It can be of the self-proclaimed saviors of the world who try to amass their blind followers for their own interest in maintaining a position of power and wealth. The days of dictators, gurus and followings, perhaps at one time served the sleeping masses, but they are now manipulative and suppressive to the emergence of a new soul-aware consciousness on Earth.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Ferry catches fire off Greek coast

Ships and helicopters are taking part in a major rescue operation after an Italian ferry carrying 478 people caught fire north-west of Corfu. One person has died after jumping from the ship and another has been confirmed injured, officials say. A total of 190 people have been rescued but more than 280 remain on the Norman Atlantic which was travelling from Patras in Greece to Ancona in Italy. Choppy seas and strong winds are hampering the night-time rescue. BBC; Dec. 28;

In yesterday’s post [1] on the missing AirAsia flight, we saw that the Uranus occultation by the Moon on the Ascendant of the chart was one of the causes. Here too we see that a chart drawn for the occultation at Patras has Moon-Uranus significantly placed on the IC again implying that it is a contributing factor to the fire.

But as we have pointed out before, there is always more than one cosmic factor for major events. Notice that the current Capricorn Ingress of the Sun has the Uranus-Pluto-Zeus T-square on the angles. Uranus-Pluto is about accidents while the TNP Zeus is directly linked to fires. If we progress the Capingress chart to Dec. 28, we will find that the Uranus-Pluto square aligns with descendant and IC triggering the event.

Is the collapse of the US monetary system close?

As we race toward the end of the year, we all need to be asking each other if we have done everything that we can do to prepare for the impending collapse of the Federal Reserve Note, that we call the dollar? Why would I ask such a ridiculous question? Simple, our economy is on the brink with our $18 trillion dollar deficit, our $240 trillion dollar unfunded liabilities (e.g. Social Security, Medicare), our negative national savings rate, the planned bail-ins of your savings accounts and of course, the mother of all debts, the estimated one quadrillion dollar credit swap derivative debt. With the full implementation of the free trade agreements, America has virtually no other source of revenue (e.g. tariffs) than the $2 trillion dollars of annual tax collection. The United States could spend every dollar, dime and nickel on these debts and not pay them off by the 50th century! An economic collapse is inevitable and it will come like a thief in the night. You will have virtually no warning from the MSM. Dec. 26

Are there any indications that a possible collapse of the US financial system could be close? We start by taking a re-look at a previous post [1] in which we highlighted the meaning of the current Pluto transit to the Sibly Sun.

To understand the importance of  Pluto transit opposite the US Sibley’s Sun, here is an extract from astrologer Doug Walker :

Pluto in astrology acts as a force for creative destruction. This term, creative destruction, was coined by the Viennese economist, Joseph Schumpeter. Schumpeter described creative destruction as, a “process of…mutation that incessantly revolutionizes the….structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, and incessantly creating a new one.” The chart of the USA (7/4/1776) is undergoing some major Plutonian transits. Pluto has opposed first Venus (which brought on a severe financial crisis in America in 2008/10), then Jupiter for the year, 2010, and also in 2011 and 2012. By 2014 it will move on to the opposition of the US Sun (see Pluto/Sun page), which is located in the Sibley chart at 13° Cancer 19΄. This type of opposition from Pluto to the USA chart has never happened before and it should bring on some severe crises.

Two things can happen with this opposition.

First, this whole American experiment will collapse and die. And that can happen with the oppositions and conjunctions of Pluto. A transiting Pluto conjunct the Soviet Union’s natal Sun caused the Soviet Union to collapse and die. A transiting Pluto opposition destroyed the Nazis; Pluto displayed an aspect of nemesis that the Nazi’s never survived.

Second, it is all going to change probably in ways most of us can’t even dream of. This change will bring painful events, but it will cleanse the corruption (much of which we are blind to) out of the body politic. Welcome to the creative destruction of Pluto.

Taking off from this post we look at  a few relevant charts: 

(a) the current Sibly solar return 

(b) the lunar eclipse of October 8, 2014 

* the eclipse chart is activated on January 8, 2015 with progressed angles once again aligning with the radix cross.

(c) Capricorn Ingress chart

 (d) the upcoming Full Moon of January 4, 2015.

 Notice that all of these point towards an activation of the vital Pluto transit to the Sibley Sun.

AirAsia flight missing at Uranus occultation

Pegasus – The Flying Horse

An AirAsia Indonesia airliner flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board has lost contact with air traffic control. Flight QZ8501 went missing at around 06:20 local time (23:20 GMT). The plane, an Airbus A320-200, disappeared midway into the flight of more than two hours and no distress call was issued. Indonesian military planes and aircraft from Singapore are searching an area of the Java Sea. The flight left the Indonesian city of Surabaya in eastern Java at 05:20 local time (22:20 GMT) and was due to arrive in Singapore at 08:30 (00:30 GMT). The missing jet had requested a "deviation" from the flight path due to bad weather, AirAsia said. Dec.28

We are in the shadow of a rare phenomena referred to as an occultation. Occultations are essentially eclipses, with one celestial body passing in front of another, from our perspective on Earth. As such, they act to emphasize the issues and concerns represented by the occulted body, in much the same way a Solar or Lunar Eclipse does. Most commonly, they involve one of the planets of our system passing in front of a star and blotting out its light. More rarely, the Moon will occult another planet, and the occultation of Uranus  by the Moon tomorrow [Dec. 29; 4:27:37 UT] is one such event.

Shown here is the chart drawn for the Uranus occultation at Surabaya, Indonesia. Notice that the occultation takes place on the Ascendant of the chart as part of a difficult T-square involving the now slowly separating Uranus-Pluto square.  Among probable manifestations for Uranus-Pluto, Ebertin lists “accidents”. In addition here we find that the Ascendant [8ar] and Moon-Uranus [13ar] are conjunct Algenib, gamma Pegasi [9ar] and Sirrah, delta Pegasi [14ar] in the constellation of Pegasus, the Flying Horse – a symbolic reference to a modern day aircraft!

But as we have seen before, major events like this are usually indicated by more than one cosmic phenomenon. Shown here is the current Cancer Ingress chart of the Sun and its progression to the date of the event. Notice that the progression brings up the radix Mars-Uranus-Pluto-Zeus T-square once again to the angles. This combination is  well known for accidents. In addition, the conjunction  of Mars and Zeus to the star Algorab, delta Corvi, in the constellation to Corvus, the Crow, has a connection with aviation and flights. Also Diana Rosenberg writes “The stars of Corvus formed an archaic Euphratean lunar mansion whose patron god was Im-dugud-khu, “The Great Storm Bird” or the “Storm Bird of the Evil Wind” [1]. This would be a reference to bad weather that the aircraft apparently encountered.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Congestion at L.A. ports is putting a damper on economy

Brutal congestion at the nation's busiest ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach is throwing a kink into an economy that's finally kicking into high gear. The months-long bottleneck is hurting retailers and other businesses that aren't getting their shipments on time as massive ships from Asia anchor off the Los Angeles coastline waiting for the docks to clear.

According to terminal operators and shipping lines, dockworkers are also slowing down on the job to gain leverage during contract negotiations, further hindering the nation's busiest port complex. Dec 25.

The chart for the current New Moon at Los Angeles is shown here. The New Moon fell in the sixth house which is linked to the working class, labour unions etc. [1]  and is one leg of a Yod with the TNP Apollon (trade and commerce) and the TNP Admetus (blockages and delays). Admetus [+19d44] is conjunct in declination with the nebula Praesaepe [+19d38] or M44 Cancri [2]. Cancer the Crab is a creature that inhabits shorelines so that  Diana Rosenberg links Praesaepe with “shoreline, harbour and riverside events” [3] which should includes docks outside which these ships are waiting.

Finally notice that the TNP Admetus is anchored to the Uranus-Pluto  Grand Cross straddling the horizon axis. On the Ascendant [12cn] is the magnificent star Canopus [15cn]. Alpha (α) Carina, Canopus, is a white binary star in the Keel of the ship Argo Navis, the brightest star in the constellation of Argo Navis, the Great Ship!

[3] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.488-90)

Friday, 26 December 2014

China Offers Russia Help With Currency Problems

Two Chinese ministers offered support for Russia as President Vladimir Putin seeks to shore up the ruble without depleting foreign-exchange reserves. China will provide help if needed and is confident Russia can overcome its economic difficulties, Foreign Minister Wang Yi was cited as saying in Bangkok in a Dec. 20 report by Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV. Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng said expanding a currency swap between the two nations and making increased use of yuan for bilateral trade would have the greatest impact in aiding Russia, according to the broadcaster.

The event reported in the news occurred on the eve of Uranus turning station direct. A chart for the station at Moscow is shown here. Notice a powerful Grand Cross on the angles interlocked with the Admetus-Saturn opposition from the 8th to 2nd house.

Second House
The nation's assets and financial status. The treasury, the exchequer, revenue and all places and activities concerned with money-making; such as banks, the stock exchange, financial institutions, money markets and trade. [1]

Eighth House
The national debt; financial relations with foreign countries. (Note that this would include the international value of a country’s currency). [2]

Seventh house
This house shows enemies and  international warfare but also  treaties and alliances with friends [3]

In a previous post [4] we had used Martha Wescott’s  delineation of the combination Admetus-Saturn that was as follows:

Admetus-Saturn: getting stuck between a rock and a  hard place.

In that post this combination was applied literally to a cow that was stuck in a narrow rocky canyon. Here the same combination is figuratively applied to Russia’s tight financial position which in the recent past has reflected in the value of the rouble dropping considerably against the dollar.

Notice that Uranus station direct aspects Admetus-Saturn. This provides a sudden change from difficult circumstances.

Uranus [12ar] is also conjunct the stars Alderamin and  Alpheratz. This is   where the chained Princess Andromeda is freed from captivity. Readers who are unaware of the story of the Royal Family can read it here [5].

As you read the section below think of Cetus as the Monster unleashed by the USA and the western powers to devour Russia in the form of sanctions and a currency war. Russia would then be symbolized by Andromeda and its principal star Alpheratz. And finally think of China as King Cepheus – someone in a powerful position who finally comes to Andromeda’s aid. Nick Fiorenza explains the dynamics of these stars as under [6]

Cetus the Sea Monster is the techno-bureaucratic monster of collective human consciousness sent by Poseidon to devour Princess Andromeda; it represents  the human genetic condition spiraled downward into a raging, fear instilling, consuming beast--diverting us from our evolutionary path to Light.

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. Here we can live in submission to manipulative forces rather than to stand up for self and for those unjustly held in bondage, even when it is our responsibility to do so. With empowered alignments, Alderamin impels impartial and emotionally clearheaded authoritarian action to address entrapping situations in a way that provides resolution.

Alignments with Alpheratz can also express as being caught in the power plays created by the arrogance or denials of others. 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.

As can be seen from this and several other examples at this blogsite, astrology must  include starlore to help us understand the deeper symbolic meaning of everyday events. Unfortunately modern astrology has lost its moorings to the fixed stars and with it its connections to a source of deep wisdom.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Dog saves Atlanta family from road-rage gunfire

ATLANTA -- They say all dogs go to heaven. That will be especially true for one German Shepherd in the West End. Not so sure, though, about the man who killed the dog while firing multiple gunshots into a Chevy Suburban that was loaded with children. Witnesses say the shooting began with road rage and ended up with the gunman following the SUV to a strip mall on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard.
"About five minutes later, they pulled back through," said one of the victims, who asked not to be identified. "They just rolled right up; they pulled a gun out and started (shooting)."

The incident is reported to have happened on November 28 – a  day after Thanksgiving – in the lunar cycle of the New Moon of November 22. A chart for the New Moon at Atlanta is shown here. Notice the placement of the Saturn-Admetus-Neptune T-square on the angles. This placement was analyzed in a previous post [1] where a monkey saves an electrocuted friend. The delineation of the elements of the configuration are also applicable here and are not being repeated. In this case, the Zeus-Uranus-Pluto element can be linked anger and violence connected to guns.

But as we have seen in the past, newsworthy events can have more than one cosmic indicator. Shown here is the sidereal Cancer Ingress of the Sun progressed to Nov. 28, the date of the incident. Notice that the Sun which was square the Nodal axis (Moon Wobble) is now aligned with the meridian.

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 [2].

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. [3]

And finally notice that  Mars and the North Node are conjunct the stars Spica and Arcturus. To the Arabs Arcturus  was Al Haris al Soma, Protector of Heaven  and Al Haris al Samak, Protector of the Defenceless One (Spica). Bootes is often portrayed as a Shepherd who cares for flock and protects his flock. Meanwhile, the Sun [25cn] is conjunct the star Procyon Alpha (α Canis Minor) – a star linked to Dogs!

Monkey saves electrocuted friend

Perseus “saving” Andromeda

Onlookers at a train station in Kanpur watched in awe as a monkey came to the rescue of an injured friend - resuscitating another monkey that had been electrocuted and knocked unconscious. The injured monkey had fallen between the tracks, apparently after touching high-tension wires at the train station in Kanpur.  December 25, 2014 

The big event that has just occurred is the Winter Solstice also known as the Capricorn Ingress of the Sun. Shown here is the chart for the Capricorn Ingress at Kanpur, India. Notice  Saturn-Neptune-Admetus T-square on the angles anchored to the Uranus-Pluto-Zeus T-square. The elements of this complex configuration are delineated as follows:

Admetus-Uranus: Accidents that deal with falls, holes or depressions in the land; incidents connected with grounding of high tension wires. [1]

Uranus-Zeus: Electrical power sources

The TNP Admetus [28ta] on the descendant is conjunct the evil star Algol [26ta]. Among events for this area Diana Rosenberg lists “electrocution” and “death of animals” [2]. Under the influence of stars of Perseus, whose head and arm are here, we have “rescuers”.

And finally, Neptune on the IC is conjunct the stars of the humanitarian Water Bearer Aquarius (as well as healing goddess Gula, his ancient predecessor). Here we see the rise of social conscience and the impulse to help, save and restore. Isn’t it strange and humbling that a monkey has demonstrated to us the most positive energies of the configuration?

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

[2] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.199-202)

Christmas Truce

British and German Soldiers fraternising : A Christmas Truce

The Christmas truce  was a series of widespread but unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front around Christmas 1914. In the week leading up to the holiday, German and British soldiers crossed trenches to exchange seasonal greetings and talk. In areas, men from both sides ventured into no man's land on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to mingle and exchange food and souvenirs. There were joint burial ceremonies and prisoner swaps, while several meetings ended in carol-singing. Men played games of football with one another, giving one of the most enduring images of the truce.

The Artois region in France still carries the scars of bitter fighting and loss from the trenches of World War One. So why shouldn't one moment of camaraderie between enemies be celebrated and remembered, asks Christian Carion.

So what cosmic energies led to this beautiful but strange event in 1914? Perhaps  the chart of the New Moon of December 17, 1914 in the Artois region has some answers.

Centaurus is depicted pouring a libation at the altar, Ara

The New Moon conjoins the Scorpion’s tail, marked by Lesath. Under the tail and the cusp of Sagittarius, is Ara, the Altar of the Centaur. An Altar is a place of divine presence, thanksgiving, and can be a sanctuary and a place of integration of otherwise divisive forces. On the low altar, the Centaur places Lupus the Beast (our lower-order personality-based patterns of self-importance, and associated emotional baggage) with conscious deliberation to be consumed in the Centaur’s transmutational pyre. Venom from Lesath, the sting of the Scorpion--the often harsh but required lessons incurred while incarnate--dripping upon the altar serves as the required transmutational elixir. This picture fits the scenario quite well. The venom from the Scorpion symbolizes  the enmity on the battlefield while the coming of the soldiers together to celebrate a moment of truce is very beautifully captured by the image of the Centaur sacrificing the beast Lupus (enmity) on the altar [1].

Notice that the New Moon is square the TNP Poseidon which aspects the stellium Cupido-Neptune-Zeus.  Keyphrases for the elements and delineations for the relevant combinations are as below:

ZEUS: guns, power tools, machines, motors, fireplaces, fuels; excitement; to incite; military; ability to harness energies for accomplishment.

CUPIDO: Group unity or dynamics

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.

NEPTUNE: Compassion, sympathy & empathy; sensitivity; vulnerability; trust issues;  make-believe; unrealistic hopes; attunement to Other Worlds

Spiritual influences affect group dynamics in wartime.

To be susceptible and open to spiritual influences; a state of heightened receptivity to the unconscious and possibility of ego-transcendence.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Putin’s Anti-Nazi Law at Uranus station direct likely to cripple EU

The chess grand master Putin and his crew are planning a further Anti-Nazi Law that has left EU foreign diplomats in “total horror” after being alerted by their Russian counterparts to the catastrophic effects of this law upon the NATO Alliance. Due to a proposal of the Russian Federation Council the new Anti-Nazi law forbids the sale of energy supplies to any nation that is now/or has been engaged in Nazi-like torture of prisoners of war or its own citizens.

The Federation Council (the upper house of the parliament of the Russian Federation) has begun the adoption of this new “Anti-Nazi Law” under orders given by President Putin after the United States refused to heed Russia’s 14 December warning of retaliation against the imposition of additional sanctions by President Obama’s who signed a new Russian sanctions law on 18 December.

The most catastrophic effect of this “Anti-Nazi Law” after being adopted would be the immediate cessation of natural gas flows to Europe which would, in effect, cripple them economically and subject their citizens to war-like rationing of heating supplies immediately.  Dec. 23

Vladimir Putin was born October 7,1952 [1]. His radix Sun [14li] just received a “lightning wake up bolt” from Uranus [12ar] as it stationed direct ob December 21 as part of the current Uranus-Pluto square.

Uranus-Pluto :  Change or unexpected reactions based on resentments, compulsions, ultimatums and threats to control; awareness of power struggles between friends or within groups.

In addition, a chart drawn for the Uranus station (Dec. 21, UT: 22:45) at Moscow  places a Grand Cross containing Uranus-Pluto on the angles at Moscow confirming that is indeed  a major cause for the change. (Notice that Putin’s radix Sun is on the Ascendant of this chart)

Pope Francis sharply criticises Vatican bureaucracy

Cetus about to devour Andromeda
(notice the rescuer Perseus in the background)

Pope Francis has sharply criticised the Vatican bureaucracy in a pre-Christmas address to cardinals, complaining of "spiritual Alzheimer's" and "the terrorism of gossip". He said the Curia - the administrative pinnacle of the Roman Catholic Church - was suffering from 15 "ailments", which he wanted cured in the New Year. Pope Francis - the first Latin American pontiff - also criticised "those who look obsessively at their own image". He has demanded reform of the Curia. There was silence at the end of the Pope's speech. Before his election in March 2013, the pontiff encountered internal opposition to some of the reforms he wants to carry out. He has set up a series of specialist bodies to fight corruption and poor management, appointing a team of advisers. Dec.22 BBC

The lunar eclipse of October 8 at Vatican can help us understand the Pope’s message. Eclipses tend to bring about endings and new beginnings. The principal star conjunct the Moon is Alpheratz  where the chained Princess Andromeda is freed from captivity. Also influencing this area is the star Alderamin. Readers who are unaware of the story of the Royal Family can read it here [1].

Nick Fiorenza explains the dynamics of these stars as under [2]:

Cetus the Sea Monster is the techno-bureaucratic monster of collective human consciousness sent by Poseidon to devour Princess Andromeda; it represents  the human genetic condition spiraled downward into a raging, fear instilling, consuming beast--diverting us from our evolutionary path to Light.

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. Here we can live in submission to manipulative forces rather than to stand up for self and for those unjustly held in bondage, even when it is our responsibility to do so. With empowered alignments, Alderamin impels impartial and emotionally clearheaded authoritarian action to address entrapping situations in a way that provides resolution.

Alignments with Alpheratz can also express as being caught in the power plays created by the arrogance or denials of others. 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.

Progressing the eclipse chart to December 22, the date of the news, brings the Grand Cross to an alignment with the meridian axis once again giving us an event in which the dynamics discussed above is symbolically contained.

In the context of the news, the relevance of  the story of the  Royal Family is fairly self-evident.  The Vatican bureaucracy is the techno-bureaucratic monster Cetus about to devour  Andromeda, a symbol of the teeming mass of believers. Alderamin, of course represents those in authority, like the Popes so far who have turned their face away in denial. But as Nick Fiorenza’s commentary adds eventually Alderamin comes to the aid of Andromeda which is exactly what Pope Francis is doing!

A further confirmation of our analysis comes from Pope Francis’ current solar return chart. The Pope was born on December 17, 1936; 21:00 hrs; Buenos Aires, Argentina [3]. He has just celebrated 78th birthday. His current preccesion corrected solar chart is shown here. Notice the Kronos-Hades-Uranus-Pluto on the angles. The combination refers to corruption in high places (Kronos-Hades-Pluto) and the need for reform (Uranus-Pluto).

Monday, 22 December 2014

Classic cars uncovered after four decades

It’s one of the greatest barn finds of all time — a collection of 60 cars, some rare and potentially worth millions, that was hidden away on an estate in western France. The cars were collected by Roger Baillon, a French truck manufacturing magnate who purchased them and many more throughout the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, then sold half the lot and left the rest to rot in 1978 when his business went bankrupt. They’ve remained untouched ever since. The trove was discovered by a team of automotive specialists at the French auction house Artcurial who’d heard about it from a Baillon family friend. They were shocked that such an extensive stash wasn’t already on anyone’s radar.Dec. 10

Regular readers will be familiar with the importance of the Capricorn Ingress chart. Here again we will see how progressions of the Capricorn Ingress chart can mark out days on which specific events become newsworthy. Shown here is Capricorn Ingress chart of December 21, 2013 at Paris progressed to December 10, the date of the news. Notice the Grand Cross straddling the horizon axis. On the MC [7pi]  with Neptune [3pi] is the asteroid Phaethon [15pi] which is associated with “cars” [2]. The Ascendant is conjunct the asteroids Kronos and Hades [1]. The TNP Kronos is associated with famous people or  upmarket things while Hades is the past or even something that is deteriorating or has fallen into disrepair or bad times. Now combine that with Phaethon on the MC and you have “famous historical cars”.

Kronos [8cn] and Hades [3cn]  are conjunct the stars kappa Aurigae [3cn], psi Aurigae [5cn] in the constellation of Auriga – the Charioteer. By association, this constellation refers to a chariot – the ancient version of a modern car!

The Uranus-Pluto element of the cross refers to the sudden bringing to light (Uranus) all that has been hidden (Pluto) and here very literally “junk” which is also what Pluto refers to. Of course Pluto is not just about “junk”, it is also about salvaging and restoring things that become “junk”.