Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Eclipse highlights California’s water problem

Representatives of the "Crunch Nestlé Alliance" said the company is draining up to 80 million gallons of water a year from Sacramento aquifers during a record drought. They claim Sacramento City Hall has made it possible through a "corporate welfare giveaway."  Environmental and human rights activists, holding plastic "torches" and "pitchforks," formed human barricades at both entrances to the Nestlé Waters bottling plant in Sacramento at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, March 20, effectively shutting down the company's operations for the day. Members of the "Crunch Nestlé Alliance" shouted out a number of chants, including "We got to fight for our right to water," "Nestlé, Stop It, Water Not For Profit," and "¿Agua Para Quien? Para Nuestra Gente." http://www.sott.net/article/294591-Nestle-water-bottling-plant-shut-down-by-drought-protestors-in-California

The incident reported in the news occurred on the very day of the Solar Eclipse. The eclipse was conjunct the star Scheat, beta Pegasus and significantly placed square the horizon axis at Sacramento, California.  About Scheat, Nick Fiorenza writes.

Scheat reveals the essence of early sidereal Pisces and the very foundation of life—water. Scheat is of the waters of life, the living springs of the Earth as well as the intercellular water of the human body.

On the descendant of the chart are the TNPs Kronos-Hades:

Kronos-Hades: to see governments or authorities indulge in dirty business; to recognize a polarization between the upper class and the common man; to see incidents where laws or authoritative action “just make things worse”. [1]

The TNPs Kronos-Hades are conjunct the stars of the Chinese asterism Tsing, The Well [2]– the source of clean drinking water for the masses. It doesn’t take much to put the astrological pieces together to understand the news.

[1] The Orders of Light; Martha-Lang Wescott (p.106)
[2] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.702)

Lunar Eclipse signals Imperial Collapse

The story is the same every time: some nation, due to a confluence of lucky circumstances, becomes powerful—much more powerful than the rest—and, for a time, is dominant. But the lucky circumstances, which often amount to no more than a few advantageous quirks of geology, be it Welsh coal or West Texas oil, in due course come to an end. In the meantime, the erstwhile superpower becomes corrupted by its own power. As the endgame approaches, those still nominally in charge of the collapsing empire resort to all sorts of desperate measures—all except one: they will refuse to ever consider the fact that their imperial superpower is at an end, and that they should change their ways accordingly. March 31 http://cluborlov.blogspot.in/2015/03/license-to-kill.html

In the US Sibly the radix Sun [13cn] is in the 8th house square Saturn in the 10th [14li]. The upcoming lunar eclipse of April 4 not only falls on the radix Saturn but activates the Uranus-Pluto square that is currently forming a Grand Cross with the Sibly Sun-Saturn.

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

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

To understand the importance of  Pluto transit opposite the US Sibley’s Sun, here is an extract from astrologer Doug Walker [2][3]:

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.

Now we come to the opposition of Pluto to the natal Sun in the US chart.

To review: in a nation’s chart, the Sun shows its leadership. In the 1066 AD coronation chart of William on Christmas Day, the Sun represented William, the King of England. On May 10, 1940 the Sun of the same chart represented Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister. Aug. 8, 1974, Richard Nixon, President of the United States, resigned. That day transiting Saturn conjuncted the natal US Sun: They were both at 13 degrees Cancer. 29.54 years later this transit occurred again, and a beloved retired president died quietly in his sleep. It was still about the same thing: leadership. He was given a long, dignified funeral.

The Sun is also the heart of a country, everything it stands for. The Sun is the purpose, the drive, the will of the people who put the country together. In the USA chart, it is “we the people”, who under the rule of law, guarantee everyone “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. And that is essentially what has been created for the last 235 years, and what has made America perhaps the greatest nation in human history. 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.
What will happen to our leaders? What will happen to the elites in Washington?
They will be tested for flaws in character. If the flaws are deep, they will fall. Fate will be the judge of any weakness here. There will be no mercy for bad decisions. Lies can be disastrous; shortcuts will not work.
Expect to see a new type of leadership in America. In any kind of suddenly apparent disconnection between the American people and its politicians, and bureaucrats, and administrators, and judges, it will be the leaders who fall. The new leadership will lead by falling back on to the original founding core values of America.

Turkey power cut hits big cities

A massive power cut has hit dozens of provinces across Turkey, with officials saying a break in connections with mainland Europe could be to blame. The cuts affected power stations and public transport, including Istanbul's tram and metro systems. A crisis centre has been set up at the energy ministry. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said all possible causes are being examined, including terrorism. The cut hit at 10:36 (07:36 GMT) on Tuesday morning. By early afternoon the Turkish Electricity Transmission company said only 15% of Istanbul and Ankara had power. Istanbul's transport company said all of its lines were back up and running. March 31 BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32130567

Electricity problems are invariably linked to Uranus. The Sun will conjoin Uranus on April 6 at 14:08 UT, but it is already within orb of influence. Today, the Gibbous Moon activates the Sun-Uranus conjunction prematurely and the chart for the Gibbous Moon at Istanbul catches the Sun-Uranus-Pluto square in alignment with the horizon axis.

But the Moon phase would still be the  “minute”hand of the clock. The “hour” hand is the Capricorn Ingress chart at Istanbul. Here the Uranus-Pluto square is once again in aspect to the horizon axis with the transit Sun conjoining Uranus on the descendant.

Finally notice that the Ascendant and the TNP Zeus are conjunct the stars of Draco, the dragon; Corvus, the Raven and Bootis. About this area Diana Rosenberg writes, “There is electricity in these stars…This is an area especially connected to electricity, power sources, light and lightning”.

Astro Meteorology of the Kashmir rains

SRINAGAR: Heavy rains pounded several areas of Kashmir damaging many houses and led to closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway because of landslides with water level in Jhelum river also rising fast. Heavy rains since Saturday (March 28)  has resulted in damage to at least 44 structures, including 18 houses, due to landslides in Chrar-e-Sharief area of Kashmir, officials said. March 29; http://bit.ly/1OUIeHQ

Cardinal Ingresses of Mercury can influence weather conditions quite dramatically as this example will show. On March 31, Mercury entered Aries. The 4th house is linked to weather[1]. A chart for the ingress has 17 Cn on the 4th house cusp. This is conjunct rho Geminorum part of the Chinese asterism  Pe-Ho, the Northern River which presided over water. Aspecting the meridian axis is the Uranus-Pluto square. Richard Tarnas associates Uranus-Pluto with “the unleashing of the elemental forces of nature” so that the rains followed by the landslide is completely explainable.

Let us add to this a second mundane event – the First Quarter Moon phase of March 27. Here once again we find the Uranus-Pluto square aspecting the meridian axis. In addition on the Ascendant (27cn) are stars that are part of the Chinese asterism Choui-Wei, the Situation of the Waters, which governed the overflowing of rivers.[2]

In conclusion we can say that the two astrological mundane events have contributed to the unseasonal heavy rains and the resulting landslides.

[2] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.702-03)

Monday, 30 March 2015

How the Federal Reserve is 'screwed'

Call it a box, or perhaps even a paradox, but the Federal Reserve finds itself in an uncomfortable position heading into its first rate-hiking cycle in nearly a decade. A central bank that has prided itself on transparency during its ultra-easy cycle following the financial crisis is now doing an awkward dance with a market not quite sure what to make of the road to tightening financial conditions. The essential problem is this: When the Fed could have raised rates it didn't want to. Now that it wants to raise rates, it may not be able to, at least not without causing substantial turmoil in the same financial markets it has sought so strenuously to soothe. The Fed hasn't raised rates since June 2006. March 27 http://www.cnbc.com/id/102541410

The chart for the US Federal Reserve is shown here. Notice that the March 20 solar eclipse fell on the MC and the TNP Admetus.  Admetus along with Hades squares the Sun-Pluto opposition. Key phrases for the TNPs and relevant combinations are available at [1][2].

Admetus-Hades: One hangs in there and attempts to endure as things go down the hopper.

Admetus-Pluto: Situations that have been endured for a long time begin to surface – problems that have been on simmer break into a full rolling boil. Having delayed elimination of intolerable problems, one faces confrontation with self or others and experiences a need for return to integrity – a need to know where one stands (and then to decide if one is willing to stand there!)

Notice that these phrases describe perfectly the situation that the Fed finds itself in. Having delayed raising rates since 2006, the situation is now so bad that it doesn’t know what to do.
 The solar eclipse falling on the MC has now brought in a sense of urgency. Since eclipses insist on ending old ways of doing things, the Fed can no longer kick the can down the road.

[2] The Orders of Light; Martha Wescott Lang

The Touch Of Others Makes Us Who We Are

Not only does touch seem to signal trust and cooperation, it creates them. Our sense of touch does much more than help us navigate the world at our fingertips. It is becoming clear that touching each other plays a fundamental role in our lives. It isn't just a sentimental human indulgence, says Francis McGlone at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. "It is a biological necessity." March 20; http://preventdisease.com/news/15/032015_The-Touch-Of-Others-Makes-Us-Who-We-Are.shtml

The Total Solar Eclipse of March 20 drawn for Liverpool UK is conveying several messages. We will see here that one such message is about getting in touch with the needs of our bodies. The eclipse was conjunct the star Scheat [29pi] square the TNO Quaoar[28sa] and the asteroid Terpsichore [29ge] which lie on the horizon axis.

Scheat, is one of the stars of the Pegasus Great Square. The four stars of the Great Square hold the secrets of the Merkabah--body of light. The body needs to be nourished and refined in order to serve as a suitable vehicle for the  soul’s expression [1].

Quaoar would seem to have character supporting a "harmonious revolution"— to help us release and surrender to the natural order  by demonstrating responsible self mastery with  the primal creative forces. It is about claiming our own self empowerment rather than deferring our power to dogmatic social beliefs [2].

 Terpsichore shows the need for the body to use physical experience to gain objectivity.
The eclipse is conjunct the South Node [10ar47] and is part of a Grand Cross with Uranus-Pluto. A South Node eclipse is always about releasing the past. The Sabian symbol of the South Node “The Ruler of a Nation” gives us a hint about what is to be released. The symbol refers to a rigidly structured consciousness governed by social  do’s and don’ts that seeks to rule the emotional and instinctual drives of the individual.

The symbol for Pluto [15cp20] at the apex of the T-square tells us the way forward. “School Grounds filled with children in gymnasium suits”. The answer is healthy play and expression of our primal needs.

Finally, the jigsaw is complete if we look at the Sabian symbol for Jupiter [13le10] which is on the chart IC in aspect to the eclipse. “A Human Soul seeking outward manifestation”. Most avenues of expression are blocked and the soul waits until it can wait no longer. Then comes a dramatic release which may mean a joyous carnival or madness through the release of  man’s primitive and instinctual nature. In essence, this symbol is telling us what to expect if the body and its requirements are not respected.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Amputee dog walks with prosthetic help

Quadruple amputee dog walks with prosthetic help. March 27 http://cnn.it/1Czn5Og

In medicine, a prosthesis, prosthetic, or prosthetic limb (from Ancient Greek prósthesis, "addition, application, attachment") is an artificial device extension that replaces a missing body part. We will see here how a chart for the solar eclipse at Loveland, Colorado explains the news. Notice that the eclipse brings the Pluto-Uranus square, linked to scientific and technological breakthroughs, to the horizon axis.

The descendant of the chart [14cn] is conjunct the star Sirius. Alpha (α) Canis Major, Sirius, is a binary, -brilliant white and yellow star in the Greater dog.

The IC [9ta] is conjunct  the star  Kaffeljidhma, gamma Cetus [9ta].

Kaffeljidhma, Al Kaff al Jidhmah or Al-Kaff al-Jadhma' , "The cut-short hand", is the Arabs' name for the whole group marking the Whale's head, but in modern lists is exclusively applied to this star. Anne Wright [1].

This is a clear reference to an amputated limb.

We also have Mars square Pluto.  Medical astrology recognizes Mars-Pluto to be associated with artificial limbs. [2][3]

The MARS/PLUTO midpoint often can be found in connection with the replacement of natural organs or functions by artificial substitutes, such as arms, legs, joints, dentures etc.[2]

[3] Dictionary of Medical astrology, Diane L. Cramer pg 5

U.S.-Saudi attack on Yemen likely to fail

The "proxy war" model the US has been employing throughout the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and even in parts of Asia appears to have failed yet again, this time in the Persian Gulf state of Yemen. Overcoming the US-Saudi backed regime in Yemen, and a coalition of sectarian extremists including Al Qaeda and its rebrand, the "Islamic State," pro-Iranian Yemeni Houthi militias have turned the tide against American "soft power" and has necessitated a more direct military intervention. While US military forces themselves are not involved allegedly, Saudi warplanes and a possible ground force are. Though Saudi Arabia claims "10 countries" have joined its coalition to intervene in Yemen, like the US invasion and occupation of Iraq hid behind a "coalition," it is overwhelmingly a Saudi operation with "coalition partners" added in a vain attempt to generate diplomatic legitimacy.

We are in the shadow of the powerful solar eclipse of March 20 which is influencing  major international events.  Notice that the eclipse falls on the MC at Riyadh and is part of a T-square with Uranus-Pluto and the TNP Zeus. 

Pluto-Zeus: the use of weaponry (Zeus) to dominate, threaten or confront others (Pluto).

The eclipse is conjunct the star Scheat, beta Pegasus which in previous posts we have linked to a fall on account of overreaching. It is, therefore, quite possible that the Saudi attack on Yemen will fail.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

GMO Lobbyist Won’t Touch Monsanto’s ‘Perfectly Safe’ Chemicals

In an interview with the French television station Canal Plus, an advocate for genetically modified foods said Roundup, a weedkiller that is manufactured by chemical giant Monsanto, is safe for human consumption but refused to drink the herbicide when offered a glass by an interviewer. March 27 http://time.com/3761053/monsanto-weed-killer-drink-patrick-moore/

Shown here is the chart of the upcoming lunar eclipse drawn for  Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France where Canal Plus is headquartered. Notice the eclipse as part of T-square with Uranus-Pluto is aligned with the meridian.  Pluto is in the 6th house connected with grains and agriculture. The following extract explains the connection of the Uranus-Pluto square to genetically modified crop and why people are standing up to the lies.

It's the eve of the Uranus - Pluto square.  It's a long era (to 2015) that picks up where the mid- sixties Pluto-Uranus in Virgo 'back-to-the-land' and what's wholesome revolution left off.  Since Uranus is in the sign of the warrior Aries, you can say there's a war on -- both in overt and subtle ways -- playing out for the future.  There have already been casualties in this battle.  This article from Waking Times caught my eye -- Opting Out and Paying the Price of Being Awake.  Alex Pietrowski writes, "At the very core of a revolution lies the radical transformation of the individual, which is ear-marked by the dissolution of fear of the consequences for speaking and acting in accordance with good conscience."

"More people are starting to awaken to the realities of our world – the good: human energies, medicinal properties of plants, the power of meditation, universal consciousness – the bad: the assault on natural health, genetically-modified foods, chemtrails, electromagnetic pollution – and the ugly: toxic disasters, deforestation, corruption, greed, endless war, cancer."

Uranus Aries is very much the individual spark that spreads like wildfire.  The wild card, the genius, the innovator, the firebrand.  What happens when we awaken?  Do we step up and face this greater drama of our times -- with the courage of our convictions?  A point of the article is that the awakening person often meets the dark resistance of established power -- the plutocracy -- that is also fighting for its existence.  http://bit.ly/184jiXO

Iran nuclear deal looks imminent

Western officials are continuing to talk up the need for Iran to show flexibility in the nuclear talks, but a framework for the final nuclear settlement seems all but a sure bet in the next few days, with officials saying the text is about 2-3 pages long.The clearest sign from the US that this is no false report of another bogus deal is that Secretary of State John Kerry has formally notified Israel of some of the contents of the deal. March 27

The month of March is overshadowed by the powerful total Solar Eclipse. Solar eclipses offer opportunity to end old chapters in our lives and begin new ones.  The phases of the Moon during the eclipse lunar cycle are other ideal times to create  change in our lives.  Shown here is the chart for the First Quarter Moon at Tehran, Iran. The Moon [6cn] is on the Ascendant [8cn] conjunct the star Alhena [9cn].

Gamma (γ) Gemini, Alhena, is a brilliant white star located on the left foot of the Twin Pollux.  It represents "commencement" and inspires us to act on our greater soul truth and purpose. Alhena indicates a milestone or a turning point has been reached and indicates the need to get off of the fence of indecision, to drop any hesitation, as the "time is at hand" to go forth anew. Alhena may indicate the need to sign a document or legalize a project, involvement, or commitment. Behaviorally, it is leaving an older or lesser ways of participation, one more associated with mortal, terrestrial, and often fractious and obstreperous, even boisterous ways associated with Castor, to the spiritual maturity of Pollux the ambassador. [1]

As always under the Gemini Twins, there are lessons of co-operation versus intolerance. Resonating with Nick Fiorenza’s comments above, for Alhena, Dr.Eric Morse notes “the ability to negotiate a peaceful solution to disputes”. (Notice that in the image above the Twins clasp each other with one hand while Castor holds a bow and arrows and Pollux a club in the other.)

[1] http://lunarplanner.com/LunarMonths2003/lunarmonth.03.06.29.html

‘Moon Wobble’ and the German aircrash

Recent news reports reveal that the copilot in the recent crash of a Germanwings airliner had locked the pilot out of the cockpit and steered the plane into a mountain, killing himself and 149 other people, leaving the rest of humanity mystified.  Those who knew him described him as friendly, polite, quiet - something we often hear in these situations. http://bit.ly/1FWe1Wf

In a previous post [1] we have seen that the recent solar eclipse was the major cause of the accident. Let us see if the solar eclipse ties in with the new information on the chart of the co-pilot Andreas Lubitz (born December 18, 1987, time and place unknown).  Notice that his radix Sun (with Saturn-Uranus)  squares the Nodal axis.  This is a phenomena known as “Moon Wobble”.

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] Remember, if you are not working through your subconscious issues you are more likely to fall prey to your emotions. [4]

This is exactly what happened with Andreas Lubitz. The solar eclipse [29pi] of March 20 fell on his radix Nodal axis aggravating the tense combination leading to the accident.

Homelessness in London soars

The number of people sleeping rough on the streets of London has risen by over one-third in the past year, new government figures reveal. The crisis has prompted homelessness charities to call for sweeping reforms. Data from the Department for Communities and Local Government found that levels of homelessness in the capital rose by 37 percent between 2013 and 2014. The rest of the country also saw rises, averaging at 14 percent. The figures are an embarrassing failure for London Mayor Boris Johnson, who has always publicly claimed to put homelessness at the top of his agenda. He previously pledged to eradicate the problem by as long ago as 2012. March 27 http://www.sott.net/article/294431-Homelessness-in-London-soars-by-79-since-2010-report

The chart for the current solar eclipse at London is shown here. Notice that eclipse makes a T-square with the TNPs Cupido and Hades on the horizon axis. Key phrases for the TNPs when combined sum up the news.

Cupido: Issues connected with housing
Hades: decline,debilitation or deterioration; poverty; the poor

Cupido-Hades: the homeless poor; decline in housing

Sewage could be a source of valuable metals

DENVER, March 23, 2015 -- Poop could be a goldmine -- literally. Surprisingly, treated solid waste contains gold, silver and other metals, as well as rare elements such as palladium and vanadium that are used in electronics and alloys. Now researchers are looking at identifying the metals that are getting flushed and how they can be recovered. This could decrease the need for mining and reduce the unwanted release of metals into the environment. March 23 http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-03/acs-s-y022015.php

To understand this news we go back to the lunar eclipse of April 14, 2014. Notice that at Denver, Colorado the eclipse places a prominent Jupiter-Pluto opposition, a part of the Grand Cross, on the horizon axis.

Jupiter-Pluto : Hidden (Pluto) wealth (Jupiter).  Potential wealth (Jupiter) in discarded waste(Pluto). Advantages (Jupiter) from recycling or regenerating waste (Pluto). [1]

Progressing the eclipse chart to March 23, 2015, the date of the news, aligns the Grand Cross and specifically the relevant Jupiter-Pluto axis with the meridian triggering the event reported.

Is there a deeper psychological meaning of this physical discovery? The following extract from Sue Tompkins under delineation of Jupiter-Pluto [1] aspects would have us believe so.

 We are used to thinking of the unconscious aspects of ourselves, the Shadow, as housing the more ugly elements of our psyches but many psychologists, including Jung, point out that those ugly and socially unacceptable parts of ourselves are fertile, potent and useful and house a great deal of buried treasure. It is rather like the compost heap at the bottom of the garden: it is composed of decaying, dead and rotting matter, stuff we have discarded; but it miraculously transforms itself into mineral-rich nutrients that can be ploughed back into the soil.

[1] Aspects in Astrology; Sue Tompkins (p.226)

Friday, 27 March 2015

12th Anniversary Of the Iraq War

Those with consciences recently marked the 12th anniversary on 19 March 2015 of the illegal and war criminal US, UK and Australian invasion of Iraq in 2003 that was based on false assertions of Iraqi possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction, was conducted in the absence of UN sanction or Iraqi threat to the invading nations, and led to 2.7 million Iraqi deaths from violence (1.5 million) or from violently-imposed deprivation (1.2 million). March 27 http://bit.ly/1Ci8eGy

Time has a quality that can be understood from the chart of the moment. Shown here is chart for the start of the Iraq War drawn for Baghdad [1][2]. Here we find the Pluto opposite Hades-Saturn on the meridian.

Pluto-Hades-Saturn:  Radical events like war  bring about a decline.

Here Saturn-Hades on the IC are conjunct the star Bellatrix, gamma Orion. Warfare and conflict are Orion’s forte and Arabs called Bellatrix Najid, the Conqueror so that this combination describes the radical changes brought about by the war.

The second chart is that of the start of the Iraq War but relocated to Washington,DC.  Notice the Jupiter-Neptune opposition aligned with the meridian axis. With Jupiter now returning to its radix  position after 12 years, the following keyphrases for Jupiter-Neptune from Martha Wescott describe perfectly the quality of the original moment now unfolded.

Seeking profit or advantage through deception or illusions backfires; 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).

US losing 'information war' to Russia

The Virgin and the Crow

The United States is losing an information war to Russia, Islamic State and other rivals, says a new report that calls for a strengthening in U.S. counter-propaganda efforts and an overhaul of the government's international broadcasting arm. The study is the latest to highlight problems in the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), a federal agency created in 1994 which also is tasked with maintaining a firewall between the State Department and government-funded news operations. With an annual $730 million budget, the BBG runs U.S. government broadcasting to foreign audiences, including radio, television and digital efforts. Among them are the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, widely credited with countering Soviet influence behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. March 25; http://www.cnbc.com/id/102534219

The  Full Moon Total Eclipse occurs on April 4 but is already active . The Sun conjoins Uranus by less than 2°, forming a T-Square with Pluto. The Moon conjoins Algorab and Zeta of Corvus; Beta Hydra; Beta Volans; and the Quasar 3C279 in Virgo. At Washington, DC, the eclipse Moon is the lord of the third house linked to the media.  If we superimpose the eclipse luminaries onto the US Sibly we notice that  it aligns with  radix  Saturn square Sun both receiving the powerful Uranus-Pluto square.

The eclipse is conjunct the stars of Corvus, the Hydra and the Virgin.

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].

The Crow  is a talking bird, and these are people in love with gossip, tidings, what’s happening, what’s new, what’s up – many journalists, newsmen and media people are born under these stars. The worst of them become greedy, scavenging and exploiting opportunists.  But also here are the stars of the Virgin which longs for “truth” and “purity”.  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 [2].

Here the Uranus-Pluto square  represents a  clash: courageous/warrior-like actions of alternative media  working on behalf of the people's liberties (Uranus in Aries) vs. an intensification/consolidation of power by institutional structures like the BBG and the western MSM facing threats to their authority (Pluto in Capricorn). In the light of the dynamics of the stars involved it is not too difficult to see why the ‘lying’ Raven is being confronted by the ‘truth seeking ’ Virgin   and we can clearly see who is winning.

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

Possible Breakthrough in Russia-Japan Relations

Some analysts believe that Moscow has been trying to weaken Europe’s standing in Asia, its “target” being Japan. Russian-Japanese relations are complicated. The unsettled territorial dispute over the Kuril Islands is hampering rapprochement that would make sense, considering both nations’ economic complementarity and the rise of China.  The current situation looks good for a diplomatic breakthrough that could turn into a tectonic shift in Northeast Asia. There are at least three reasons why the Kremlin would be tempted to choose this policy: a desire to win over a key member of the Western community, which would deliver a blow to US prestige; the hidden but very real fear that the rapprochement with China is moving too fast and could go too far; and lastly, the opportunity to attract large Japanese investments to Siberia and other Russian regions. March 26; http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/03/26/5030

Eclipse lunar cycles are ideal times to set new six-month goals to create personal change in our lives, not necessarily on the solar or lunar eclipse, but based upon the realizations we have throughout the eclipse lunar cycles [1]. The news of a possible Russia-Japan rapprochement comes at the Crescent Moon, a chart for which is shown here at the midpoint between Moscow and Tokyo. Notice that the Crescent Moon is placed on the descendant and therefore significant. The eclipse conjoins Ruchbah of Cassiopeia; Epsilon of Eridanus; and Delta Caelum. About this area Nick Fiorenza writes [2]:

Ruchbah, Delta Cassiopeia, the knee of Queen Cassiopeia, is a star of transformation--a process often occurring in a bit of initiatory fire. Ruchbah inspires transformation of our pride and arrogance--our attitudes. Something is rightfully ours, but any righteous attitudes that we deserve it, energetically keep away the very thing we want. Our righteous attitudes keep us naive to, and thus entrapped in diversionary lower-order psychic forces that trip us up, perpetuate repetitive scenarios, and keep us from claiming our greater fulfillment in life. Ruchbah reveals that the attitudes we hold must die in order to have that which is truly ours. Conjoining Quasar 3C66A in Andromeda can manifest as entrapping scenarios that help us realize it is our inner righteous attitudes that are of issue and that must transform before we find our true freedom and happiness along the winding path of life.

The stars of Caelum, the sculptor’s chisel suggest that the sculpting of our lives is a creative process, chiseled away at a bit at a time--as a sculptor chisels away the rock or marble to reveal the beauty waiting to emerge. Epsilon of Eridanus, conjoining Delta Caelum, reveals a need to create an opening or doorway; to make simple that which may seem difficult. Their conjunction with Ruchbah reveals the need to first relinquish any attitudes that we deserve something (generally a status in life) that is rightfully yours, in order for it to manifest--generally occurring with ease after such surrender.

Jupiter [12le] which squares the Crescent Moon conjoins Acubens, alpha Cancer of the Crab.

Acubens can also articulate our entrapment in dogma. This can be the current political / religious beliefs of the times, as well as that created by our personal belief structures—the ideas we have about our lives and experiences we have in our lives—generally inherited. Acubens indicates a tenacious hold and stubborn resistance to release the patterns we hold that keep us entrapped in our limiting life scenarios [3].

The above extract is self-explanatory in the context of the Russia-Japan move towards solving long term problems.

Man Killed By Pit Bulls Near Pine Bluff

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Jefferson County authorities say a man was killed when attacked by a pack of pit bull dogs. KATV reports (http://bit.ly/1xoCDV1 ) that the man was attacked about 11 a.m. Saturday just northeast of the Pine Bluff city limits. March 22

The incident has occurred on March 21 just a day after the solar eclipse. Shown here is the chart for the  eclipse at Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The eclipse [29pi] is conjunct the star Scheat. The star is connected “with injuries and loss of life in catastrophes”[1]. Also notice that the eclipse is in a sesquisquare aspect to Jupiter [13le]. Conjunct Jupiter are the stars of the ferocious Lion and the Bear so that Diana Rosenberg links this area to animal attacks [2].
Finally  on the MC [22sc] are stars of the Serpent and wild beast Lupus. Once again  this area is also linked to animal attacks [3].  

This case provides a perfect example of how events occur in specific places on earth when a theme emphasized by the eclipse stars resonates with those on the angles or significant planets.

[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.2, p.775-777)
[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.515-517)
[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.2, p.215-217)

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Saudi Arabia Imposes Naval Blockade On Red Sea Strait

As noted earlier, the biggest significance of any Yemen conflict has little to do with its own domestic oil production, which at 133,000 bpd is negligible, but due to its location, which not only shares a border with Saudi Arabia, but more importantly due to the Bab el-Mandeb strait which connects the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden: it is the fourth-biggest shipping chokepoint in the world by volume (3.8 million barrels a day of oil and petroleum products flowed through it in 2013) and is just 18 miles wide at its narrowest point. It’s located between Yemen, Djibouti, and Eritrea, and connects the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea.  March 26 http://bit.ly/1OAFVcY

The Crescent Moon, occurring on March 23 (22 UT), lies in sidereal Aries. The Moon conjoins Ruchbah of Cassiopeia.  

Ruchbah, Delta Cassiopeia, the knee of Queen Cassiopeia, is a star of transformation— a process often occurring in a bit of initiatory fire. Ruchbah imparts the need for transformation of our attitudes. We may feel or even know that something is rightfully ours, but any righteous attitudes that we deserve it, energetically keep away the very thing we want. Ruchbah imparts the need to surrender the righteous attitudes we hold in order to have that which we truly deserve.  [1]

The chart for the Crescent Moon at Riyadh has the now separating Mars-Uranus conjunction  in Aries on the descendant square Pluto.  When Aries is activated as the provocateur in the Uranus-Pluto square in the dynamic tension of juxtaposition to the institutions of society associated with Capricorn, the symbolic possibilities dramatically increase that we would see increased war and violence.

On the descendant with Mars is the star Acamar.

Acamar, Theta 1,2 of ERIDANUS, is a primary stop or stoppage along the long and winding river of Life. Acamar is the dam, and indicates that emergence from the belly of Cetus (the technobureaucratic monster of collective human consciousness) requires a breakthrough that will lead us from the foul digestive juices of Cetus and into a greater freedom of being.[2]

If  we think of Acamar as not just a dam but a choke point in the river of life we have a great visual image of the Bab el-Mandeb strait which connects the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden and  is the fourth-biggest shipping chokepoint as per the news.