Wednesday, 30 September 2015

A Nova is discovered as Putin claims power at UN

A Nova has been discovered in Sagittarius [1] at R.A. = 18 03 32.77, Decl.= -28 16 05.3 which translates to an ecliptic longitude  of 270d47m. It was discovered by K. Itagaki, Yamagata, Japan on September 27. The findings were confirmed by other researchers on September 28, the very day of the lunar eclipse. A chart for the eclipse at Yamagata has it placed on the meridian axis.

Mercury and the TNP Zeus on the MC are in an area of stars that Diana Rosenberg links to events connected to the sky such as astronomy, astrology, meterology, navigation, aviation and space and cites giving the following examples under transits to these stars:

This was Sun and Jupiter  in 1957 when the USSR launched the Sputnik, the first artificial Earth satellite and the Moon at the moment the first human set foot on it in 1969. Even those who do not fly are drawn to the sky and light: there are chart elements here of the 17th century experimental physicist Robert Hooke, the first to build a reflecting Gregorian telescope; 17th – 18th century mathematician astronomer Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, builder of yantras, massive stone instruments for analysing the heavens; 19th century industrialist/ manufacturer  of optical instruments Carl Zeiss etc.

But as we have mentioned before the Sabian symbol  [2] of the degree at which an object is discovered always has connection to events on earth.


A  time comes in many lives when an individual finds himself placed in a situation that allows him to assume power over his comrades, however limited that power may be. Is he ready to do this effectively and responsibly? This is the supreme test  of man in society.
On the very same day that this Nova was discovered,  the Russian President Putin  was addressing the UN and laying out a plan of action to solve the crisis in Syria. While the American President, waffled and looked weak and confused and downright hypocritical, his Russian counterpart went ahead and “seized power” before the  assembled world leaders. In the days that have followed Russia has backed up its plans with decisive action in Syria – the hall mark of a “chief”.

Massive blasts in Guangxi, China kill 6

At least six people were killed and dozens injured after parcels containing explosives caused massive explosions in several locations in Liucheng county and Liuzhou city, in China's north-central Guangxi Zhuang  Autonomous Region, CCTV reported. Up to 15 explosions were heard across the city between 3.15pm and 5pm. Of those killed, five were certified dead at the blast sites, and one died after being rescued.Sept. 30;

The event reported in the news comes just after the powerful total lunar eclipse of Sept.28. A chart for the eclipse has the Mars-Saturn-Neptune  T-square on the angles. Mars-Saturn is a violent combination that can  show up as terror attack while Neptune brings in the “sneak” element.

Among the stars that form the backdrop to Saturn on the Ascendant are  Omega (ω) Hercules, Kajam, a double star in the Club of Hercules and Delta (δ) Scorpius, Dschubba, a star on the forehead of the Scorpion (see images).

With strongman Hercules providing courage and a daring, all-or-nothing spirit some here “go for broke”  and the Scorpion helps them employ “lure and pounce” ambushes, surprise attacks and underhand methods in their headlong passion to win. 

Finally, an event chart for 4 pm ,approximately midway between the time reported for the attacks, has the Mars-Saturn-Neptune T-square straddling the meridian confirming its role in the event.

Monday, 28 September 2015

NASA says liquid water exists on Mars

Dark streaks of flowing water on Mars

(CNN) Potentially life-giving water still flows across the ancient surface of Mars from time to time, NASA scientists said Monday in revealing a potential breakthrough in both the search for life beyond Earth and human hopes to one day travel there. While the discovery doesn't by itself offer evidence of life on Mars, either past or present, it does boost hopes that the harsh landscape still offers some refuge for microbes to cling to existence. Sept. 28

The news from NASA comes exactly at the lunar eclipse. A chart drawn for the eclipse at Washington, DC – the headquarters of NASA has a T-square comprising Mars-Saturn-Neptune aligned with the meridian.

Describing the challenge of the current Saturn-Neptune square, Jason Holley writes in his article “Navigating an Ocean of Images” :

The richest of Neptune gateways is also one of the most accessible: the world of images. Not only art and images that are intentionally and consciously made or sought after — the perfect view, the masterpiece — but also (and perhaps especially) unbidden images: the things we see in images made by others that they did not intend; the images brought to us, without pre-approval, in our dreams, or in the media, or in everyday life. Images — and not just visual images but really ephemeral impressions of all kinds — are Neptune’s domain. They are doorways into other times and other worlds, inner and outer. Neptune in the birth chart, and Neptune transiting a sign for 14 years at a time, will tell us of the images that most inspire or transfix a person or society, and enable this kind of time-traveling and dimensional shifting we associate with Neptune.

In the past few years since Neptune has been in Pisces, we are seeing a proliferation of images unlike at any other time in history. Everyone is now a photographer. The Internet itself is moving rapidly from a predominantly textual to a predominantly imagistic interface.

As the images flood in, how can we make sense of them? This is where Saturn in Sagittarius comes in. Among its many associations, Saturn as an archetype correlates with structure, particularly the structure of consciousness itself; Sagittarius is the sign of cosmology, philosophy, and meaning. When Saturn in Sagittarius is engaged with consciously, there is a patient working through of the images encountered on our adventures, inside and out. We become strong and well-boundaried travelers who can journey thoughtfully and groundedly with the figures of our dreams and screens.

Water pouring from Aquarius’ urn

Neptune is currently amidst the stars of the Aquarian Water Pourer. A standard image of the Water Pourer shows water pouring from his Urn to fulfill the needs of the masses. Placed opposite Neptune is Mars – the War God. On its own Mars is  active energy often in a self-centered way bereft of any feelings (water – Neptune). Now isn’t interesting that we are suddenly confronted with an image that shows water on Mars! An opposition between planets like the one here between Mars and Neptune invites  us to resolve the paradox. With Neptune working negatively on Mars, we have a warrior whose plans have failed either because they lacked clarity or because of deceptive motives. On the other hand, when Neptune works positively with Mars, feelings and empathy that arise in the heart of the Warrior lead him to devise carefully thought of plans (Saturn) to help victims (Neptune) of war or other circumstances.

Could it be a coincidence that as NASA was announcing the discovery of water on Mars, Obama and Putin were speaking at the UN.  With more than 200,000 dead and 4 million fleeing refugees, the US policy of stirring a war in Syria has been a failure of massive proportions. This becomes a perfect example of Neptune confounding the wargod Mars. Enter Putin and Russia with clear cut plans (Saturn) on how to actively engage (Mars) to solve a humanitarian (Nepune) problem. Who do we think, the eclipse is going to support?

Is the UN relevant after 70 years?

The United Nations (UN) as an organization was founded to promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II in order to prevent another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. Since 1945, manipulated and corrupted by the five permanent members, the UN Security Council has often been brutally employed to serve the narrow interests of the powerful. This is as intended by the “victors” of the Second World War, if you read between the lines in the Council’s terms of reference as set out in the UN Charter. As result, the UN was structured to fail the people of Iraq and continues to do so in all respects. The world has witnessed in Iraq the most serious of international crimes the crime of military aggression on a sovereign member state by US and UK forces. It waits for the UN to act in keeping with the provisions of international law, including the application of International Criminal Court provisions to Bush, Blair and their henchmen and women who have violated the core tenets of the UN Charter, Declaration of Human Rights and the Geneva Conventions and Protocols. [1]

Shown here is the chart for the UN as given by Nick Campion [2].  The following table gives the solar arc progressed Ascendant aspects for the period between 2001-07 which covers the period  when the US attacked Afghanistan and Iraq after what is now clearly understood as a false flag 9/11 attack on the WTC.


Dynamic Chart (2):
 United Nations - Natal Chart
 24 Oct 1945, 4:45 pm, EST +5:00
 Washington DC, 38°N53'42'', 077°W02'12''
 Geocentric Tropical Zodiac
 Placidus Houses,  Mean Node

Selection: Solar Arc Dirns1

P1 (H)         Asp               P2 (H)         EXL               Type            Date              Time            Zone             Age                Pos1             Pos2            

Asc (2)        Cnj  Ura (2) (X)              Sa-Na           31 Mar 2002                   04:21:53 am                   EST               56.432        17°Ge02' D17°Ge02' R
Asc (2)        Opp  Hebe (8)(X)          Sa-Na           4 Aug 2003                      12:46:13 pm                   EDT              57.778        18°Ge24' D 18°Sg24' D
Asc (2)        Sqr  Cup (6) (X)             Sa-Na           6 Mar 2004                      10:27:59 pm                   EST               58.367        19°Ge00' D19°Vi00' D
Asc (3)        Sqr Siva (6)(X)               Sa-Na           12 Apr 2005                   06:00:25 pm                   EDT              59.467        20°Ge07' D 20°Vi07' D
Asc (3)        Cnj  Vus (3) (X)              Sa-Na           10 Jul 2006                      04:34:52 pm                   EDT              60.710        21°Ge23' D 21°Ge23' R

So what does this table tell us?   The central asteroid that we will use as a “fulcrum”for the interpretation is Hebe.  Martha Wescott writes about Hebe:

Hebe rules occupations  where “waiting on others” is the job: waitresses, bartenders, sales girls etc. Hebe is “The Handmaid,” the person who serves others. In “serving others,” Hebe  can cater to the self-centered or immature demands of others – and she becomes an Enabler. Under stressful aspects, Hebe  may be unwilling to serve – and create conflict or confrontation. Quite often they “serve” whether they want to or not! Hebe can be pulled into the immature demands or expectations of others, and become supportive, even wittingly or unwittingly.

Hebe-Uranus: To serve others for fear of rupture.
Hebe-Vulcanus-Siva : One serve others and is “coerced”  into a destructive path.
Cupido-Siva: The unity of a group is destroyed.

These three interpretations together describe fairly well how the UN became a bystander and allowed the US to go to an illegal war.
Having dealt with the past let us look at what is happening in the UN chart now. Notice that transit Uranus and Pluto occupy the Ascendant and MC respectively with Pluto having just stationed direct. This is what is termed as a “mundane” square.  In his brilliant article Revolution & Revelation: The Uranus-Pluto Square 2012-2015, Nick Fiorenza describes the central theme of the Uranus-Pluto cycle by looking at the stars that defined the 1966 synod.

The January 7, 1966 synod occurred in late sidereal Leo (22° 19' Leo GA*). Conjoining stars defining the theme of this synodic cycle were Mizar of Ursa Major and Asterion of Canes Venatici. These stars nest between the ecliptical longitudes of Zosma and Chort of Leo, and Denebola of Leo. This area of the zodiak produces fiery creative energy that must express, generally with world-wide level dramatics; as well as with smoke-screens and diversionary tactics designed to obscure the truth. ..The square occurring in 2012-2015 will stimulate dynamic cultural and societal action based upon what was set in motion in the 1960s.

About Pluto conjunct stars of the Sagittarian archer, Nick Fiorenza writes:

The Sagittarian Centaur can pursue only the totality of his dreams, blatantly states his truth, and calls a spade a spade. For the Centaur to pursue less would be to negate the Galactic Truth he lives and breathes. Loyalty to a higher vision is all he knows, to deny him intimacy with life, the majestic space he needs, or pursuit of his spiritual mission, is to break the spirit of a stallion, which has known only the wild and free.

Today, as Putin addresses the UN we can hope that he plays the role of the Sagittarian archer. Let us recall that Putin’s radix Sun [14li] conjoins the UN radix Jupiter [12li],  both conjunct stars of the peace loving and truth seeking Virgin, and square the MC where Pluto has just stationed direct.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

So Obama Wants Talks with Putin on Syria?

After more than a year of demonising Russia as a threat to world peace, all of a sudden the United States changes tack and wants to hold talks with Moscow over Syria. US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are set to hold talks in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting. The leaders will meet on Monday, 28 September, authorities from both the countries have confirmed. What a change from Obama’s churlish tantrums towards the Russian president! US Secretary of State John Kerry speaking in London last weekend seemed to be overcome with «shared goals» and objectives, seeking «common ground» with Russia to defeat the jihadist terror group, Islamic State (IS), in Syria. But only the week before that, President Obama was condemning Russia for stepping up military support for its long-time ally, Syria. Obama had said the Russian military aid was «doomed to failure». Suddenly, it seems, however, there is an American turnaround.

Obama and Putin are scheduled to talk on Monday (Sept. 28)  after Putin addresses the United Nations. The Russians have once again thrown Washington a lifeline to rescue Obama from his administration’s catastrophic policies in Syria. After years of demanding forced regime change and watching the rise of Islamic State, can the official groupthink in Washington finally accept defeat and embrace Putin’s offer?

A chart for the lunar eclipse  of Sept 28 at New York is shown here. What immediately catches our attention is the Mars-Jupiter-Neptune-Saturn T-square aligned with the meridian. Key phrases for the combination are as under:

Mars-Jupiter-Neptune-Saturn : Weakness; insufficient power to tackle any obstacle; plans without any possibility of realization brought to  naught.

We then notice that he eclipse is conjunct the asteroids Juno and Sisyphus and the newly discovered dwarf planet Makemake. All these entities and the eclipse axis are square the TNPs Kronos-Hades. A  possible meaning of the combination is:

Juno-Kronos-Hades –Sisyphus :  Difference of opinion (Kronos) has led to a decline (Hades) or lack of co-operation in partnerships (Juno). Opportunity for a restart (Sisyphus) exists.

To this if we add Nick Fiorenza’s summary statement about Makemake, it becomes perfectly clear what the eclipse requires of the Obama-Putin meet.

Makemake's path of action is to surrender the regrets of the past, to claim the wisdom from lessons learned, to create a new enterprising strategy, and to have the tenacious perseverance to achieve victory [1].


A planet’s path of action is shown by the stars that conjoin the Nodal axis. The South Node always shows the past or where we are coming from while the North Node shows where we should be headed. The following extract from Nick Fiorenza explains the basis for the summary presented for Makemake:

Makemake's South Node [19sa16]  lies  over the Altar of the Centaur. The mythical image here is of the Centaur placing Lupus the beast (lower-order self) with conscious deliberation upon the Centaur's sacrificial altar. V821 in Ara is an x-ray emitting & fluctuating binary star. This is a collapsed object (like a old neutron star) that accretes matter, and thus had been placed in the Black Hole category by astronomers and is commonly called the Ara Black Hole. If we are not ready to surrender our antiquated emotional baggage and selfish motives, we are held back or sidetracked, and continue to experience upsets and even traumatic and catastrophic events in our lives.

Makemake's North Node [19ge16] resides at the horns of the Bull, and conjoins Bellatrix of Orion. Bellatrix is the star of the Warrior. This is an enterprising area of the zodiak, bringing the strength and motivation for detailed strategic planning and the execution of and endurance for long and arduous projects that support the physical needs and wellbeing of families.

Japanese climber who lost nine fingers nears Everest summit

A Japanese mountaineer who has previously lost nine fingers to frostbite is nearing the final stage of an attempt to climb Mount Everest. Latest contact suggests that Nobukazu Kuriki, 33, has reached the South Col, where he will rest before a final push later on Saturday to reach the summit. Mr Kuriki is the first person to attempt the climb since Nepal's devastating earthquake in April. It will be his fifth try at reaching the summit in the past six years. Mr Kuriki is expected to rest on the South Col for about seven to eight hours before attempting the final leg of the climb. It is not uncommon for climbers to set out for the summit late at night to reach the top around dawn, Ang Tsering, the president of the Nepalese Mountaineering Association, told the BBC. Sept. 26

The news about the heroic mountain climber comes to us at Pluto station direct. A chart for the mundane event drawn for Mount Everest  is shown here. Notice Mercury on the MC is not only part of a Grand Cross but also receives several hard aspects. Let us look at these elements to see how the news can be built up. Firstly Mercury is part of the Indian asterism  Hasta, “The Hand”.  It is in hard aspect to Mars-Saturn and TNP Admetus – which among other things would  stand for surgeries and amputation (Mars-Saturn) necessitated on account of  cold (Admetus).   The Ascendant is conjunct the star kappa Mensae in the constellation of Mensa, “The Table Mountain” [1].

Under Uranus-Pluto, Ebertin [2] has “pioneers, reformers, explorers….the attainment of great objectives by an immense application of effort” but also accidents.  The TNP Kronos refers to “heights” while TNP Hades is debilitation or deterioration or difficult situations sometimes created by mistakes.

Summing up we have: A pioneering effort  (Uranus-Pluto) to climb Mount Everest  (Kronos) despite past mistakes (Hades) that affected his fingers (Hasta).

[2] Combination of Stellar Influences; Reinhold Ebertin (p.198)

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Majority in U.S. Maintain Need for Third Major Party

A Gallup poll issued on September 25th is headlined “Majority in U.S. Maintain Need for Third Major Party,” and it opens: “A majority of Americans, 60%, say a third major political party is needed because the Republican and Democratic parties ‘do such a poor job’ of representing the American people.”

Shown here is the chart for the current solar eclipse drawn for Washington,DC. The eclipse [20vi] is conjunct the star Denebola [22vi]. About this area Nick Fiorenza [1] writes:

Zosma, Chort and Denebola are a triangle of stars that form the hind of the Lion. Denbola is the tail. Zosma and Chort can indicate being diverted due to toxic congestion. This area of late Leo is of foul breezes and smoke screens. It is also of those behind the scenes, of political religious figures manipulating the affairs of the world for personal motive while offering salvation from the human struggle.

Close by and also  influencing this area is the star Eta (η) Ursa Major, Alkaid or Benetnash.

Benetnash 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 Benetnash is of this long-established totalitarian governing paradigm—generally of a patriarchal nature. Benetnash articulates the administrative aspects of governments and the political-religious factions of big-business and their figureheads. Benetnash ultimately teaches that leadership is about facilitating the self-empowerment and freedom of others rather than about exerting manipulative force that controls and destroys others, mistaken as leadership and being in a position of power.

Notice that the eclipse aligns a Grand Cross with the meridian.  The TNPs Kronos-Hades can be interpreted as “disgust (Hades) with government (Kronos)”. About the dominating Uranus-Pluto square  Bill Herbst writes:

The alignment indicates a breakdown in our largest institutions (Capricorn) that starts from within the institutions themselves as an egregious overplaying of their power in ways that are clearly self-serving rather than for the greater good (Pluto), which is then furthered by an unexpected rebellion (Uranus) against institutional malfeasance, a seemingly spontaneous insurrection that occurs from the ground level up, fomented by individuals (Aries) who stand up in protest against the oppressive influence of such institutions. Actually, these insurrections aren’t spontaneous; they’ve been brewing invisibly under the surface, slowly heating up as discontent with the status quo grows. Such rebellions manifest as potent and disruptive forces in the collective, however, only after critical mass is reached at the boiling point, so that they appear to arise full-blown and without precedent, as if out of nowhere.

Friday, 25 September 2015

The eclipse exposes the Pope’s hypocrisy

For a man who is supposed to represent the highest virtues of Christianity, Pope Francis sure has habit of racking up hypocrisies on a regular basis. However, it’s surprising how many of these hypocrisies were spawned in just the past few days. In fact, they’ve been mounting since the moment he embarked on his trip to North America, and I mean that quite literally. As he pontificates to us about the threat of global warming and criticizes climate deniers, he does so while traveling the world in his Boeing 777. The pope’s flights from Rome to Cuba, Washington, D.C., New York, Philadelphia and then back to D.C. and to Rome will total around 11,500 miles, so overall the pontiff will emit around 572 tons of CO2 during his trip. To put that into perspective, 572 tons is the same carbon footprint as burning over 557,000 pounds of coal or over 1,200 barrels of crude oil. Sept.24

The current solar eclipse [20vi] is conjunct the star Denebola [22vi]. About this area Nick Fiorenza [1] writes:

Zosma, Chort and Denebola are a triangle of stars that form the hind of the Lion. Denbola is the tail. Zosma and Chort can indicate being diverted due to toxic congestion. This area of late Leo is of foul breezes and smoke screens. It is also of those behind the scenes, of political religious figures manipulating the affairs of the world for personal motive while offering salvation from the human struggle. Southern Velorum, the sail of the Argo, is of evolutionary currents that are transcendent to the diversionary spectacle above. These stars create a diverse polarity of energy that set Leo’s “back stage.”

These stars are in the hind of the Lion and refer to the foul intestinal gases emitted.  The extract above refers literally  to the carbon dioxide emitted by the pontiff’s Boeing 777 mentioned above and figuratively it refers to his hypocrisy.

One of Europe’s Biggest Mosques Opens in Moscow

MOSCOW, September 23 (TASS) - Moscow’s Grand Mosque is due to open on Wednesday after a decade of construction work to become one of the biggest places of worship in Europe. As a result of the construction work, the building’s floor space has been increased twenty-fold to 19,000 square meters and the mosque will be able to accommodate up to 10,000 people simultaneously. The mosque was originally expected to open in May 2016, but authorities decided to speed up the work and hold the opening ceremony this year celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). Islam is the second largest religion in Russia, which has more than 7,000 mosques. Muslims constitute a majority in Russia’s regions of Adygea, Tatarstan, Bashkiria, Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia.

The opening of the Grand Mosque took place exactly on the Autumn Equinox, the Sun’s entry into Libra. A chart for the event drawn for Moscow is shown here.  Notice the powerful kite formation aligned with the meridian axis.  The elements of the configuration can be interpreted as follows [1]:

Jupiter-Poseidon: a large (Jupiter) place of worship (Poseidon)

Neptune-Kronos-Poseidon: Genuine feelings and empathy (Neptune) increases tolerance and helps  recognize that  religion (Poseidon) is a matter of opinion (Kronos).

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Fortis Co-Founder Shivinder Singh To Step Down To Do 'Seva'

NEW DELHI -- Co-founder of Fortis Healthcare Shivinder Mohan Singh has decided to step down from his role as Executive Vice-Chairman of the multi-crore enterprise he owns with his older brother Malvinder Mohan Singh. The 40-year-old is giving it up to do 'seva' (service) at philosophical and spiritual organisation Radha Soami Satsang Beas headquartered near Amritsar. "Having spent almost two decades setting up and running Fortis, our mission of saving and enriching lives is an integral part of my being," he said in a statement released on Wednesday. "Over time this has inspired me to do more direct service and give back to society a little of what I have received in abundance." Sept 23

A hardcore businessman suddenly leaves his business to do  'seva' (service) at a philosophical and spiritual organization. What is happening? Is there a cosmic indication? Well yes, a chart for the current solar eclipse drawn for Delhi answers the question. Notice that the eclipse highlights the Jupiter-Neptune opposition which it places square the horizon.

Jupiter-Neptune combination is known for compassion and a desire to serve humankind.   Eric Meyers in his essay Jupiter–Neptune: The Spiritual Landscape [1] writes:

Jupiter–Neptune may manifest as an impulse to spread (Jupiter) compassion (Neptune) — to display a great big (Jupiter) heart (Neptune). The great big heart is seen with Ammachi (Jupiter trine Neptune), the “hugging saint.” She is known to be indefatigable in reaching out to others – hugging up to 50,000 in day and sitting with her followers for extended hours. Her humanitarian efforts have assisted thousands in securing housing, food and health care. Mother Teresa (square) is another altruistic figure with this combination. In addition to her legendary humanitarian accomplishments, she also grappled with how to conceive of the divine (Jupiter) in light of worldwide suffering (Neptune). Pope John Paul II (conjunction) was known for his compassionate outreach to all, a sweetness in which many found redemption.

In addition the eclipse[20vi13] is conjunct the MC and the Vulkanus/Poseidon midpoint [20vi10]

Vulkanus-Poseidon:  to be aware of the power of spirit – and to feel it as though it were tangible; to see that a religion, persuasion, revelation or ideology can become a compulsion or a coercive force – that people can feel unable to resist; they have have-to’s imposed by spirit or beliefs [2].

[2] The Orders of Light; Martha-Wescott Lang (p.125)

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Uranus return may signal end of Saudi Arabia monarchy

A letter has been allegedly circulating among members of the Saudi royal family, with warnings that the House of Saud may be losing its grip on power. The letter containing a number of political accusations is said to be penned by an unnamed royal himself. "We [have] got closer and closer to the fall of the state and the loss of power," online news portal Middle East Eye cited the letter on Tuesday. Signed by "a descendant of the King Abdulaziz of the House of Saud," the letter is said to have been written by the late king's grandson, who confirmed to MEE he was the author, but asked not to be named "for fear of negative repercussions." Sept. 24;

Astro-Databank gives the chart of Saudi Arabia [1] which is reproduced here. Notice the potentially violent T-square in the chart. Some keyphrases for the T-square are as under:

Saturn-Uranus-Pluto-Mars:  Autocratic leadership leads to a rebellion; brutal efforts to start a new order; challenges leading to a fight; toppled from position.

With Uranus returning to its own place after 84 years, the T-square is primed for a violent release. The House of Saud is likely to go through a severe crisis. Will it reform and regenerate or will it die? No one can give a clear answer to that but it is likely that the struggle may end the monarchy as we know it.

Owner plagued by poltergeists scraps haunted van

A ‘haunted’ van allegedly vandalised by poltergeists has been scrapped by its owner, after 12 months of being ‘plagued by demonic spirits.’ Paul Friday, who runs a wheelie bin cleaning company, claims the ghouls moved from his home into his van after a medium from a local church exorcised them - and now he believes they’re trying to kill him after switching to haunting him personally. The 54-year-old also claims he was left with no choice but to scrap the Ford Transit and all of his work equipment after a string of ‘terrifying’ incidents including having his brakes tampered with and his van being doused with a gallon of petrol by ‘demonic entities.’ Sept. 13;

To understand this strange story let us start with the April 4, 2015 lunar eclipse chart drawn for Liverpool where Paul resides. Notice that the eclipse falls sharply on the meridian axis and is part of a T-square. As we have seen in previous posts eclipses can be activated in various ways. One such way is the transit of a planet over the eclipse degree.  On September 13, the date of the news, Mercury [15li] was slowly down to station on September 17 at very much the same degree which is also the position of the eclipse Moon [14li]. On the MC with the Sun, Uranus and Mercury are the asteroids Phaethon and Psyche. These are in hard aspect to the asteroid Hygiea and the TNP Admetus. Keywords for the asteroids are provided by Martha Wescott Lang from which the story can be reconstructed.

PHAETHON: Instances that involve cars, transport, driving.
PSYCHE: raw wounds psychologically; vulnerability; memories; insight; psychic impressionability; psychological recovery; the state of your “mental health;” head wounds; brain states.
ADMETUS: dealing with raw materials packaging, inventory and storage
HYGIEA: Medical concerns and health (especially issues related to FITNESS;) “hygiene” and cleanliness.

Paul Friday runs a wheelie bin cleaning (Hygiea) company. Bins are storage devices (Admetus).  His van (Phaethon) has been haunted and this has affected his mental health (Psyche) so much that he had to sell off his van.

Finally, to complete the picture we have on the Ascendant [6le] the star cluster Praesepe M44 Cancri which was part of the Chinese asterism Kuei, “The Spirits or Ghosts”!

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Big Price Increase for Tuberculosis Drug Is Rescinded

Greedy Dragon guarding treasure

Specialists in infectious disease are protesting a gigantic overnight increase in the price of a 62-year-old drug that is the standard of care for treating a life-threatening parasitic infection. The drug, called Daraprim, was acquired in August by Turing Pharmaceuticals, a start-up run by a former hedge fund manager. Turing immediately raised the price to $750 a tablet from $13.50, bringing the annual cost of treatment for some patients to hundreds of thousands of dollars. “What is it that they are doing differently that has led to this dramatic increase?” said Dr. Judith Aberg, the chief of the division of infectious diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She said the price increase could force hospitals to use “alternative therapies that may not have the same efficacy.” Sept. 20

A huge overnight price increase for an important tuberculosis drug has been rescinded after the company that acquired the drug gave it back to its previous owner under pressure, it was announced on Monday. Sept 21

The solar eclipse of Sept.13 fell in tropical Virgo  and is therefore , among other things, speaking to us about drugs. It was conjunct  Juno, the asteroid associated with “$$$ & fairness” [1] so that we can see why the issue is all about the price of a drug.

On Sept. 21, just when the issue raised a public hue and cry, the Moon went into its first quarter phase.  A chart for the phase at New York has Jupiter (with medical asteroid Hygiea) opposite Neptune on the horizon axis square Saturn on the IC.

Gula – Goddess of healing

 The combination Jupiter-Hygiea-Neptune is linked to respiratory or lung related diseases. Here Jupiter and Hygiea are conjunct the star Thuban, alpha Draco of the greedy and money- minded dragon while Neptune is amidst the stars of the ancient healing goddess Gula. Gula here represents the doctors who protested the unjustified price increase by Turing Pharmaceuticals.

Regular readers will remember that we have earlier linked Jupiter-Neptune to “speculative bubbles”. So finally, the square from Saturn, the planet well known to prick any oversized bubbles, puts the greedy dragon’s desire for unrealistic profits  to rest.

Pakistan delays hanging of paraplegic man

Virgo – the goddess of Justice

The planned hanging of a paraplegic prisoner convicted of murder in Pakistan has been delayed, his lawyer has said. Abdul Basit could not be hanged in compliance with the jail manual because he is in a wheelchair, a magistrate said when ordering the postponement. Pakistan's prison guidelines require that a prisoner stand on the gallows. Rights groups say hanging Basit would constitute cruel and degrading treatment. Abdul Basit, 43, is paralysed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair after becoming ill in prison. Sept. 22;

The news comes at the Sun’s ingress into Libra, an important event in mundane astrology. A chart for the Ingress at Islamabad, Pakistan is shown here. A skewed Grand Cross aligns with the meridian.  Mercury[14li] is on the MC amidst stars of the Virgin and Bootis.

Bootes – the reaping hook arm

The constellation Virgo  was sometimes identified with  the virgin goddess Iustitia or Astraea, holding the scales of justice in her hand as the constellation Libra. Interestingly, many of the other mythological female figures who were believed to represent Virgo include Dike (Greek mythology), and Erigone (Roman mythology), all of whom represented Justice. Here the stars of Virgo combine with the star Merga [15li], the reaping hook in the left hand of Bootis, hinting at punishment in the pursuit of justice.

Anchored to the Grand Crossand in aspect to Mercury is the TNP Admetus [29ta] which  is conjunct the Pleaides  cluster. A keyword for Admetus is "delays".  In China  this was part of the asterism Mao-Téou linked to execution of criminals. It is placed opposite Saturn [0sa] conjunct the star Yed Prior [2sa] also referred to as “Man of Death” implying  someone chosen to die.

Auriga – Man in Wheelchair

On the descendant  with the TNPs Kronos and Hades are stars of Auriga, the Charioteer, which according to Diana Rosenberg often indicates a person in a wheel chair. Also here is the asteroid Hephaistos which is linked to problems with the lower limbs.  The combination of Kronos-Hades can be interpreted in our context here as disgust (Hades) with rules or the executive arm of the government (Kronos) or even as a question of how to apply rules (Kronos) to people who already are in a bad shape (Hades).

Mysterious stone disks discovered in Russia

A team of investigators in Russia have found more than a dozen stone discs in the Volgograd region of Russia including one measuring four-meters in diameter. The team claims that the discs contain tungsten, a high density metal that has applications in military technology. The nature of the discs remain a mystery.  Russian news site Bloknot Volgograd reports   that the finding was made by the Russian UFOlogy and Crytozoology group Kosmopoisk, led by Vadim Chernobrov, during excavations in the Zhirnovsky district of the Volgograd region. The UFO hunters were investigating in the region due its fame for the occurrence of 'mystical phenomena'. While the team had previously discovered more than a dozen disc-shaped stones, the recent finding of a stone measuring 4-meters in diameter was a first.  Fortunately, scientists at the Zhirnovsky museum are taking a more rational approach and are studying the 4-meter wide stone disc to determine its age and material. Some skeptics also believe that the rocks were not even man-made but are simply the result of ordinary rocks shaped by erosion.  Sept. 20

Eclipses can be activated in several ways. One such way is the transit of planets over the eclipse degree. Shown here is the chart for the April 4, 2015 lunar eclipse at Zhirnovsky.  On September 17, Mercury  stationed retrograde at [15li] conjunct the eclipse degree [14li] activating the eclipse. The eclipse chart has the TNP Admetus on the MC as part of a T-square with Saturn and Neptune, all aligned with the angles. Both Admetus and Neptune are conjunct stars that Diana Rosenberg associates with “archaeological discoveries”. Meanwhile Martha Wescott links the TNP Admetus with stone so that we have archaeological discovery of a stone.  If Neptune is water, we can see the possibility of the stone being shaped by water through erosion. 

Monday, 21 September 2015

Mercury retrograde takes Skype service offline

Mercury – God of travel & communication

A problem with Skype's status system has meant many people are currently unable to use the service. Reports about Skype being unavailable started at about 09:00 BST on Monday morning in the UK. In a statement, Skype-owner Microsoft said it had "detected an issue with the status settings" on Skype that show if someone is online or not. The problem locked many people's status as offline - stopping them making calls even though they were connected.  Sept. 21

In astrology, Mercury rules communication, travel, and technology—so all of these areas go haywire for about three weeks during Mercury retrograde [1]. Skype Technologies  is a Microsoft-owned telecommunications company headquartered in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.  Shown here is a chart for the Mercury station retrograde that took place on September 17 drawn for Luxembourg.  Notice that  it forms a T-square with Uranus-Pluto and is angular in the chart implying that it is significant for the place. 

If we progress this chart to September 21, notice that Uranus touches the Ascendant triggering the  T-square resulting in the issue that Skype is facing.

Finally, a look at chart for 09:00 BST on Monday morning, when Skype was first reported unavailable in London has the culprit Mercury retrograde on the Ascendant!

Invisibility Cloak Turns Any Object into a Mirror

the chameleon, Well Hidden

In the movie "Predator," an alien uses a cloaking device to hide in plain sight, but the effect is far from perfect: The alien's attempt to conceal itself is thwarted by distortions of light bending around it. Now, researchers have built an ultrathin "invisibility cloak" that gets around this problem, by turning objects into perfect, flat mirrors. Sept. 18

The research in nanotechnology leading to the discovery was carried out at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Just two days before the news Jupiter and Neptune formed an exact opposition that aligned with the meridian at Berkeley and formed a square with Saturn.

Nebulousness, confusion and deceit is the realm of Neptune. Very often where Neptune resides things are not what they seem. Neptune energy can be quite difficult to handle as it cause you to become confused and unsure. Neptune is, therefore,  the master of disguise.

In addition, here Saturn [29sc56] is conjunct the star alpha Chameleon [29sc32] [1].  The main feature of the chameleon is its ability to change its skin color to camouflage itself.
Clearly the discovery at Berkeley is perfectly in line with the stars!