Friday, 17 November 2017

Penis in sky drawn by jet trail

The astrological glyph for Mars

Residents of Okanogan County, Washington woke up to some rather unusual cloud formations this morning courtesy of a couple of artistic Navy pilots stationed in nearby Whidbey Island.  Not surprisingly, the giant sky penis, which was described as the "most monumental thing to happen in Omak" by one Twitter user, sparked a wave of hilarious social media responses. Nov. 17

To understand this news, we need to go back to  September 28,  when Jupiter opposed Uranus for the last time.  A chart for the exact opposition at Omak, Washington is shown here. The Jupiter-Uranus opposition along with a complex configuration is anchored to the Ascendant through hard aspects making it particularly significant for the place.  

Astrologers associate the opposition both with creative brilliance as well as  a need for personal freedom and excitement. However, the danger is that an unorthodox style and rebellious streak can cause problems with the establishment.

Jupiter, the King of the Gods, and the ruler of Sagittarius, is often associated with a sense of humor [1]. Here the jovial and expansive  nature of Jupiter combines with the shocking nature of Uranus, and the antagonistic nature of the opposition to create a humorous situation that shocks people.

Since Jupiter  aspects a Venus-Mars combination  the jokes tend to be sexual in nature. The astrological symbol for Mars is a “penis” and when combined with Jupiter which rules all things over-sized, you get a large penis.

Next we look at the Kite formation involving the Grand Trine of Neptune-Kronos-Hades-Poseidon with the Neptune end opposite Venus-Mars.

Among other things, the TNP Kronos rules aircrafts while a keyword for Hades is dirty or vulgar [2].  The TNP Poseidon rules morals and ethics. When we combine the various elements here we can easily see how an aircraft was involved in a dirty joke!

If we now progress the chart to November 17, the date of the news, we find that the progressed Ascendant forms a T-square with the Jupiter-Uranus opposition triggering the complex configuration into manifestation.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Australians support same-sex marriage

Believe the Chart…
Charts are true.
With a precision that can stun.

-Martha Wescott

Poet Sappho on the Isle of Lesbos

Australians have overwhelmingly voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage in a historic poll.The non-binding postal vote showed 61.6% of people favour allowing same-sex couples to wed, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said. Jubilant supporters have been celebrating in public spaces, waving rainbow flags and singing and dancing. A bill to change the law was introduced into the Senate late on Wednesday. It will now be debated for amendments. Nov.15

A major change, as in Australia, legalising same-sex marriage should appear in the nation’s chart. The horoscope of Australia as provided by Nicholas Campion in his "The Book of World Horoscopes" (Second Edition), pp. 79-81 [1] is reproduced here with the TNPs added. We shall see, in this case,  how powerful and accurate  the Trans-Neptunian points can be.
Straightway, we can see that the TNP Kronos (laws), TNP Cupido (marriage) and the Sun form a T-square with Kronos on the Ascendant. With Pluto transiting opposite Cupido and square Kronos changes in laws of marriage become possible.

Because of Pluto′s slow orbit, when he transits an area of your chart or makes an impact to one of your natal planets, that influence is going to be long-lasting, far-reaching and profound. How uncomfortable it gets depends on whether you′re paying attention to the changes that need to take place, ignoring your call for transformation, or just trying to cling to what wants to naturally evolve.

On September 29, Pluto stationed to go direct at [16cp] conjunct TNP Cupido [16cp]. This was followed by the October 20 New Moon that not only aligned with the radix horizon axis but was also placed on the horizon axis  in the mundane chart. A Libra New Moon in aspect to Uranus-Cupido was once again hinting at changes in the issue of marriage and relationships. Now a Mars [17li]  - Pluto [17cp] exact on November 19 triggers the radix Cupido-Kronos square.

But that is not all. The secondary progressed Ascendant [0le] makes hard aspects to the Pluto [16ge] – Uranus [14sa] opposition and as it does so it conjoins the asteroid Sappho [1le]. Sappho rules same-sex relationships while Uranus-Pluto according to Ebertin is the collapse of an old order and the beginning of a new one. So there we have it. The asteroid provides the missing detail. The changes in marriage laws pertain to same-sex relationships.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Restored painting reveals Admiral Nelson's facial scarring

It is not uncommon for prominent figures to have their imperfections airbrushed out of history. But Admiral Lord Nelson's facial scarring and missing eyebrow will now be presented in all their glory, after the discovery and painstaking restoration of a "lost" painting, which included the removal of paint that had covered up to maritime hero's blemishes. 11 Nov.

The horoscope of Lord Nelson as provided by Astro-Databank [1] is reproduced here. For our purpose, the most significant feature is the Ascendant conjunct Mars (soldier) square Neptune (sea)- a perfect description of a naval commander. During a battle at Calvi in 1794, Nelson was injured in his right eye which was irreparably damaged and he eventually lost all sight in it. At this time his progressed Sun was conjunct Mars triggering the Mars-Neptune square.

Neptune [16le; decl: +15d59m] is parallel in declination to the star Aldebaran, alpha Tauri [decl: +16d00m] in the right eye of the Bull which Diana Rosenberg links to injuries to the eye and blindness!

On Nov. 12 just a day after the news, transit Sun (precession corrected) squared Neptune bringing up the subject of the hero who had lost an eye!

At roughly the same time, the transit Sun was beginning a  conjunction to Neptune [18sc] square Saturn [23le] in the horoscope of the UK [1 Jan. 1801; 0:00 hrs, London].  A Saturn-Neptune square is often connected with the removal of illusions and false masks. But this is not all.  It gets even better. Saturn in the UK chart is conjunct the stars alpha Pyxis of Argo and alpha Pictoris in the Painter’s Easel. The constellation Argo refers to a Ship and by association to a sailor while the Painter’s Easel is a reference to drawings or paintings!

Shown here is the UK chart showing the Saturn-Neptune square forming a T-square with the TNPs Hades and Cupido.

HADES: historical, the past, mistakes.
CUPIDO: Artistry and works of art.

The upcoming New Moon [26sc] of November 18 falls on the MC at London and conjoins UK’s radix  Hades which itself is conjunct the star Kornephoros, beta (β) Hercules – the Hero.

Putting the pieces together, a historical work of art about a naval hero has mistakes removed to depict him as he was in real life.

The Non-Coup Coup In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest in the capital Harare, South African President Jacob Zuma says. Mr Mugabe told Mr Zuma in a phone call that he was fine, the South African leader's office said. Troops are patrolling the capital, Harare, after they seized state TV and said they were targeting "criminals". Heavy gun and artillery fire could be heard in northern parts of Harare early on Wednesday. Nov.15

Yesterday's coup in Zimbabwe is of global interest. The country is one of the few that have long resisted the colonial "western" attempts to control its mineral and agricultural riches. Such coups are often driven by the CIA or other "services". But there is no evidence yet that this is the case here. Local rivalry is for now the more plausible explanation. Since 1980, when Zimbabwe gained independence from Britain, the country is ruled by Robert Mugabe. He has run an anti-colonial and socialist policy. Unfortunately his economic policies, together with "western" sanctions and currency manipulations, have devastated the country's economy.

"Zimbabwe received its independence from Great Britain at 00.00 hrs. on 18 April 1980 ..." Campion, "The Book of World Horoscopes," (Second Edition, 1996), p. 448, citing the Times, 18 and 19 April 1980.

This data is the basis for Zimbabwe’s horoscope [1] reproduced here. Our attention is immediately drawn to Sun [28ar] in the 4th house (which rules the opposition in a national chart)  over which Uranus is currently transiting. Pluto [20li] is close enough to the MC for us to consider the radix Sun [28] opposite Pluto [20li]. Moreover transit Pluto[17cp] is within three degrees of a square to radix Pluto so that the upcoming Mars transit to Pluto (exact Nov.19) is triggering the upheaval with the military also involved.

According to reports at 4am this morning (Nov.15) Major-General Sibusiso Moyo appeared on TV and announced that the military  has taken control. A chart for the announcement has the transit Moon conjunct Mars and TNP Zeus (military) on the eastern horizon completing a T-square with Uranus-Pluto aligned with the meridian. This confirms the role of Mars as the trigger for the takeover.

Mugabe is a respected figure in Zimbabwe. It appears that the military is trying to stop Grace Mugabe who is perceived as corrupt from taking over. The assumption is the military will keep Robert Mugabe safe and purge those around him. The eventual aim is to bring back ex-VP Emmerson Mnangagwa from South Africa.

In mundane astrology, cardinal ingresses of the Sun are considered extremely important. Since we are in the Libra quarter, shown below is the Libra ingress chart progressed to November 14, the date of the coup.  Notice the perfect alignment of the progressed meridian with the Jupiter-Uranus opposition – a combination that is normally interpreted as a revolution that leads to reform.

Monday, 13 November 2017

A Broken Heart Can Be as Damaging as a Heart Attack

Antares – "the Heart of the Scorpion"

Can you die of a broken heart? Science says yes. In fact, researchers from the University of Aberdeen have shown that a broken heart can lead to the same type of long-term damage as a heart attack.
Around 3,000 people each year in the UK suffer from takotsubo syndrome, more commonly known as "broken heart syndrome," and which can be brought on by mental stress. The syndrome causes the heart muscle to weaken, which in turn prevents the heart from pumping blood properly during each heartbeat. Nov.14

The monthly rhythm of the Lunation Cycle (the cycle of relationship between the Sun and the Moon) is perhaps the most important planetary cycle to live by in order to realize  success, satisfaction and fulfillment. The ancients were well aware of this natural cycle, and planned and executed important activities according to its rhythm. While a Moon phase is a worldwide event, its message becomes specific for a place through planets that aspect the angles.  A chart for the Waning Crescent Moon of November 14 (the date of the news) drawn for Aberdeen where the research was carried out is shown here.  

On the MC is Mercury in hard aspect to Neptune and Uranus. Both Mercury [12sa] and the MC [11sa] are conjunct the asteroid EROS [7sa] and the star ANTARES [10sa]. Alpha (α) Scorpius, Antares, is a red binary star, fiery red and emerald green, near the center of the constellation Scorpius and was sometimes called "the Heart of the Scorpion". At her website [1], Martha Wescott defines Eros as below:

EROS: Sexuality; reproductive organs; the heart & cardiac system; the history, experience and behavioral repertoire of eroticism; joie de vivre; what “turns you on;” the Will to Live (the “passion” for life.)

So not only does EROS rule sexuality it also rules the heart and cardiac system. With Eros making a square to Neptune and a sesqui-square to Uranus we have:

Eros-Neptune: Disappointment or disillusionment in sexuality, love affairs and matters of the heart.
Eros-Uranus: a heart attack.

In her book Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana Rosenberg writing about the star Antares states:

Royal-and-war-star Antares, the fiery red heart of the sky-Scorpion, stands for the anguished, oft-broken heart of humankind.

She then goes on to list “heart attacks and heart ailments” under this star.

Iran-Iraq earthquake

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 348 people and injuring thousands more. One Iranian aid agency said 70,000 people needed shelter after the quake, one of the largest this year. Most of those who died were in Iran's western Kermanshah province. Nearly 6,300 are said to have been injured.

According to US Geological Survey, the earth quake which was centered about 31 kms from Halabja, Iraq took place on November 12.

Earthquakes are found to be associated with eclipses and important planetary conjunctions and oppositions. An eclipse (or a planetary conjunction or opposition) is always liable to cause seismic disturbances where it is visible, especially if it falls very close to the line of horizon i.e. the cusps of the first and seventh houses, or of the meridian i.e. the cusps of the tenth and fourth houses. Of these two lines, that of the meridian is more important; and that of the lower meridian i.e. the cusp of the fourth house is the most important of all. In addition to this, certain of the zodiacal signs are more closely associated with earthquakes than are others. The four fixed signs are very important in this respect; and of these Taurus and Scorpio are more often related to great shocks of earthquakes than are any other signs, when eclipses or important conjunctions occur therein, or when oppositions or squares are thrown to major planets therein. -  H.S.Green, Mundane or National Astrology

It so happens that a powerful Venus-Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio [1]  has taken place close to the meridian at Halabja fulfilling the condition laid down for earthquakes by H.S. Green.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Netanyahu corruption case

Virgin goddess Astraea with scales of Justice

An ongoing Israeli law enforcement investigation now has enough evidence to bring formal charges of bribery against the country's prime minister, according to reports.  Prosecutors involved with the bribery and money laundering case are currently working out the details to an indictment for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a wealthy businessman whose collaborators have been tied to the notorious Panama Papers that reveal how the rich hide assets from tax collectors, cited by Haaretz.  Nov.12

Benjamin Netanyahu’s birth chart as provided by Astro-Databank is reproduced here. Since the birth time is not reliable we will focus here only on planetary directions and exclude progressions of the Ascendant and Mid-Heaven.  The table below gives the solar arc progressions for the current period.

Netanyahu - Natal Chart
 21 Oct 1949, 10:30 am, EEDT -3:00
 Tel Aviv Israel, 32°N04', 034°E46'

Selection: Solar Arc Dirns planets

P1 (H)          Asp                P2 (H)          Type             Date                        Pos1                  Pos2     

Sun (1)        Opp               Ura (7)        Sa-Na            21 Jul 2016          04°Cp58' D    04°Cn58' R
Plu (11)      Cnj                 Sun (11)     Sa-Na              7 Sep 2018           27°Li34' D     27°Li34' D
Plu (11)      Opp               Had (5)        Sa-Na            16 Dec 2018          27°Li50' D     27°Ar50' R

*** END REPORT ***

Aspects to and from the Sun are active for (+/-) 2 – 2 ½  years from date of exactness. So we can see that the Sun opp. Uranus is still active.  A Sun-Uranus opposition often creates unexpected events that may include trouble with the law. Uranus [4cn58] is amid stars of the Chinese asterism Ting – The Well. To the Chinese this asterism meant that the Wells must be cleaned and reinforced to ensure clear water. By extension this also referred to the cleansing of crime, moral uprightness, law and order.

The second and upcoming direction is Pluto conjunct Sun [27li]. Here the Sun is amid stars of Virgo. which  was sometimes identified with  the virgin goddess Iustitia or Astraea, holding the scales of justice in her hand as the constellation Libra.

Finally, the third direction, Pluto opposite TNP Hades is delineated by Martha Wescott as under:

Pluto-Hades: to see changes that bring about a decline; to hear of criminal activities in the world of finance and big business; to hear of bribes and coercions to do mean things.

If solar directions are treated as the slow moving “hour hand” of the cosmic clock, planetary transits can be looked upon as the “minute hand”. Currently,  Uranus is transiting opposite Netanyahu’s radix Sun triggering the three directions in the table above.

Putting the pieces together, corruption cases against Netanyahu do not come as a surprise.


Saturday, 11 November 2017

Delhi air pollution hits hazardous levels

It’s November, again, and the same headlines blanket news outlets in India and the world: air pollution in Delhi has hit dangerous levels. Since last winter, this problem had faded from public concern as had the smog itself — until now. Yet, particulate pollution isn’t restricted to Delhi or to winters. Nov.12

Astrology supplies the framework for understanding events in the news that would otherwise appear to be unconnected. In the previous post [1] we saw how the Last Quarter Moon of Nov.11 was connected with concerns about environmental contamination.

The Moon [18le] is conjunct theta Hydra of the poisonous Water Snake while for the Sun [18sc] which is placed amid stars of the Serpent, Diana Rosenberg writes, “environmental contamination”.

Here we shall see how the same Quarter Moon is shining a light on the Delhi air pollution disaster. At Delhi, the Sun and Moon are anchored to the meridian through a quincunx and sextile aspects. Let us remember that a mundane aspect becomes significant for a place when it is anchored to the angles.
Additionally, if as we shall see in this case, there are stars on the angles which resonate with the stars of the Full Moon, then  an event takes place which contains the common theme. The Ascendant of the Quarter Moon chart at Delhi [18vi] is conjunct the star Denebola [21vi]. About this area, Nick Fiorenza writes:

Zosma, Chort and Denebola are a triangle of stars that form the hind of the Lion. Denebola is the tail. Zosma and Chort can indicate …. toxic congestion. This area of late Leo is of foul breezes and smoke screens.[2][3]

Putting the pieces together we can see why Delhi and the surrounding regions are waking up to the problem of air pollution.

[2] Russian capital Moscow shrouded in noxious gas

Common pesticides starve and disorient migrating songbirds

Hydra – the Water Snake

Newly published research says two of Canada's most commonly used pesticides cause migrating songbirds to lose weight and their sense of direction.

"This is very good evidence that even a little dose — incidental, you might call it — in their feeding could be enough to have serious impacts," said University of Saskatchewan biologist Christy Morrissey, whose paper was published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports.

Morrissey studied the effect of two widely used pesticide types — neonicotinoids and organophosphates. Both are used on more than 100 different crops, including wheat and canola, and are found in dozens of commercial products.

A 2016 survey suggested that migratory songbird populations have fallen by 1.5 billion since 1970. Morrissey suggests that pesticides might be one reason why.  Nov.9

That events on earth can  respond dramatically  to the Moon phases can be surprising to many. This news will serve as one example of how they do. A chart for the Last Quarter Moon of Nov.10 at Saskatoon, where the research was carried out, is shown here. Notice that the luminaries straddle the horizon axis signifying that the Moon phase has an important message for the place. So what is this message and how do we read it?

Usually, the stars that form the backdrop to the luminaries offer some clues. Here the Moon [18le] is conjunct the stars Al Suhail, zeta (ζ) Puppis of the Celestial Ship Argo, theta Hydra of the poisonous Water Snake among others. Hydra is linked to toxic substances while the ship Argo Navis is a symbol for long distance travel and migrations.

For the Sun [18sc] which is conjunct stars of the Serpent, Diana Rosenberg writes, “environmental contamination; mass deaths of people and animals” [1].

Since the angles are also specific for a place, the stars they conjoin often add further details. Here the IC [13ge] is conjunct omicron Columbae, the constellation of the  Dove.

Columba – the Dove

In conclusion, we can say that we have all the elements that make up the news….mass death of animals (birds) while migrating (Argo)…caused by environmental poisoning (Hydra).

[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p. 215-17)

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Archaeologists unearth carving of ancient Greek battle

The ‘Pylos Combat Agate’

The history of art has been rewritten after archeologists unearthed an astonishing 3,500 year old carving of an ancient Greek battle, depicting human bodies in anatomical detail which was thought way beyond the skill of Bronze Age artisans. In 2015, the tomb of the so-called 'Griffin Warrior' was discovered near the ancient city of Pylos, southwest Greece, containing the remains of a powerful Myceneaen warrior and a treasure trove of burial riches. Dating from around 1,500BC the grave also held a intricately carved gem, or sealstone, which was covered in limestone. Now after a year of careful restoration the scene beneath has finally been uncovered. It depicts an ancient battle in which a bare-chested warrior plunges a blade into the neck of an assailant, while a second enemy corpse lays at his feet.  Nov.8

Perseus saving Andromeda from Cetus

Maps drawn for lunations (New and Full Moons) are among some of the tools used in mundane astrology. A chart for the Full Moon of November 4 drawn for Pylos, Greece has it placed very significantly on the horizon axis

 The Moon on the descendant is amid the stars Zibal zeta (ζ) Eridanus, alpha (α) Cetus, Menkar in the Monster’s head and phi Perseus, in the Hero’s sword. Diana Rosenberg links this area with “discoveries of prehistoric art and artifacts” [1]. Eridanus was an ancient celestial river. Unlike earthly rivers, Eridanus is depicted flowing upstream symbolizing a return to the past. Archaeological discoveries are, therefore, quite appropriate under stars of Eridanus.

This was a 1940, Jupiter-Saturn conjunction when magnificent pre-historic cave paintings were discovered at Lascaux, this was Neptune at a July 1879 solar eclipse when the Altamira cave paintings were discovered in Spain, the South Node at the Chauvet cave art discovery at Vallon-Pont-D’Arc in 1994 and several others [1].

It is well to remember that Perseus, the hero and rescuer, can also be Perseus, the slaughterer. With Perseus’ sword and Cetus’ head and neck also here, injuries and wounds in this area are likely. How coincidental that the old carving shows a Greek warrior aiming his sword at his enemy’s neck!

[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.170-74)

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

History in the Stars: The Russian Revolution

To everything there is a season
A time for every purpose under Heaven

A time to kill
and a time to heal
A time to break down
and a time to build up

Ivy Schex

The Russian Revolution of 1917 was one of the most explosive political events of the twentieth century. The violent revolution marked the end of the Romanov dynasty and centuries of Russian Imperial rule. During the Russian Revolution, the Bolsheviks, led by leftist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, seized power and destroyed the tradition of csarist rule. The Bolsheviks would later become the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

It was on November 6 and 7, 1917 (or October 24 and 25 on the Julian calendar, which is why the event is often referred to as the October Revolution), leftist revolutionaries led by Bolshevik Party leader Vladimir Lenin launched a nearly bloodless coup d’état against the Duma’s provisional government.

Here we will look at two astrological indicators for the revolution which actually complement each other. The first is the Total Lunar Eclipse of December 1917 that aligned perfectly with the meridian at St. Petersburg. The eclipse was conjunct Pluto on the IC and formed a sesquisquare to Uranus. Reinhold Ebertin in his Combination of Stellar Influences associates Uranus-Pluto with “the collapse of an old order and the beginning of a new one.” Incidentally, the Sabian symbols[1] for the North Node [1cp32] and the Sun [6cp06] would appear to describe the nature of the revolution and its leader Lenin.

Keynote: The necessary realization by any individual making a violent use of collective power that it will lead to the inevitable destruction of some of the values ensuring group integration.

Keynote: The ability to act as a mouthpiece for the revelation of a transcendent will and truth determining future action.

The second astrological indicator that can be used to pinpoint the date of the revolution is the Capricorn Ingress chart and its progression to 7 Nov. 1917. Notice that the Cap Ingress chart carries the same complex of  Sun opposite Pluto sesqui Uranus straddling the meridian and its progression brings the configuration once again in hard aspect to the meridian on 7 Nov triggering the event.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Texas Church Shooting

the Wolf

At least eight members of the same family were among the 26 people killed Sunday when a man armed with a rifle burst into the sanctuary of a church in Texas and began firing. The massacre left about 20 others wounded in the small town of Sutherland Springs, located about 30 miles east of San Antonio.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the slaughter "the largest mass shooting" in the state's history and ordered flags across the state to fly at half-staff Monday.

The Sun’s entry into cardinal signs are of great importance in mundane astrology. But of all  cardinal ingresses, the Capricorn Ingress  (Capsolar) is considered the master chart of the year. Astrologers have noticed that important events occur the when the angles of the Capsolar move over important configurations.

Shown here is the Capricorn Ingress chart for San Antonio, Texas.  Our attention is drawn to two important features. First a complex configuration containing Mars-Pluto-Uranus-Jupiter-TNP Zeus makes hard aspects to the nodal axis aligned with the meridian.  For Mars-Pluto-Uranus, Ebertin gives us:

Mars-Pluto-Uranus: Cruelty, violence, brutality. Sudden disasters and calamities of great consequence.

Jupiter in the mix and Mars in Pisces, sign of Jupiter, reinforce violence based on religious motives.
Secondly, for the stars on the Ascendant [24sc], Diana Rosenberg [1] writes:

Wild-Beast Lupus combines with Ophiuchus’ huge Serpent and stars of Draco, the Dragon. Given their proximity to these wild sky-creatures, Libra’s scales-of-the-law have a hard time keeping order and balance, and sometimes they lose the struggle, reverting to their ancient role as the extended claws of the Scorpion: murderers, mass killers and criminals are found under these stars (Lupus was “The Beast of Death”.

Finally, if we progress the ingress chart to Nov.5, we find the progressed IC conjoins Pluto triggering the complex Mars-Pluto-Uranus-Jupiter-TNP Zeus configuration.

[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v2, p.240-41)

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Saudi Prince killed in helicopter crash

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
― C.G. Jung

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”

― Gospel of Thomas

The following extract from a previous post [1] explains the current Uranus transit in the Saudi chart.

Astro-Databank gives the chart of Saudi Arabia  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.

In the coming  years Pluto will oppose its radix place and conjoin Saturn so that the pressure on the T-square will continue. But to come back to the news (both the shakeup in high places as well as the accident) we go back to current New Moon of Oct. 19 whose effect reached a culmination with the Nov. 4 Full Moon. The chart for the New Moon at Riyadh has a T-square Kronos-Pluto-Zeus straddling the horizon. In addition the asteroids Requiem and Phaethon are conjunct Kronos. The meaning of the asteroids and TNPs is given by Martha Wescott at her website [2].

Kronos-Pluto : high level power struggles.
Kronos-Requiem: the death of a high official
Kronos-Phaethon: an aircraft

In addition, notice that the New Moon [26li] fell opposite transit Uranus [26ar] which is both conjunct radix Uranus [22ar] and square the Saturn[28cp] – Pluto [23cn] opposition serving to activate the tense T-square, which among other things refers to a sudden accident. If we progress the New Moon chart to Nov. 4 – Nov. 5, the dates of the recent news we have the progressed horizon reaching a square to the New Moon –Uranus axis thereby triggering it. This explains both the accident as well as the “Night of the Long Knives” [3].

Saudi Arabia - The 'Night Of The Long Knives'

Yesterday the ruling Salman clan in Saudi Arabia executed a Night of the Long Knifes cleansing the state of all potential competition. The Saudi King Salman and his son Clown Prince Mohammad bin Salman initiated a large arrest wave and purge of high ranking princes and officials. Part of this internal coup was the confiscation of huge financial estates to the advantage of the Salman clan.
In Saudi Arabia eleven princes, including sons of the deceased King Abdullah, more than thirty former and acting ministers as well as the heads of three major TV stations were taken into custody or put under house arrest.

To understand the news, I refer readers to an earlier post, Astrology of the Saudi Power Struggle [1]. The major direction in the Saudi horoscope, progressed  Sun[25sa] opposite Moon[25ge] was triggered  by the November 4th Full Moon [11ta] making hard aspects to both ends of the Sun-Moon opposition. Moreover the Full Moon conjoined the radix TNP Kronos [11ta] and squared TNP Zeus [11le]. Martha Wescott delineates the combination Kronos-Zeus as under.

Kronos-Zeus: leaders or governments on the edge of restraint; events that trigger authoritative actions; to see a leader set priorities and maintain resolve; governments, leaders, laws or regulations that alarm, arouse or anger.

Nick Fiorenza describes the meaning of the stars that conjoin the Full Moon:

Sharatan, Mesartim and Hamal of Aries form the head of the ram. Sharatan, the Beta star of the Ram, one of the horns, and Mesartim, the mouth of the ram, are portents of an applied force to change. They support new beginnings, adventure, transmutation and great rewards; but they are of opportunities that may quickly open and close, and thus require our immediate response to grasp them without hesitation when they occur. Sharatan provides a sign that it is a time to take action or to create change; but also provides a warning that headstrong pursuits driven from arrogant righteousness or adamant denial can perpetuate the human cry in the initiatory fires of life. Either way, these stars impel us to initiate personal action to take the lead in our individual lives.

Schedar, Alpha Cassiopeia, the head of the Queen, conjoining Hamal, impels more of an authoritarian expression, with a prideful and arrogant tone, often due to being lost in the glitter of power upon the human stage. Schedar and Hamal can manifest as struggle in the physical world due to forceful, insistent, or arrogant ways. They can express as power struggles amongst leaders or those who are headstrong, with lessons about how arrogance creates struggle in the material world verses how benevolence and compassion opens the way through.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

US Youth Favor Socialism Over Capitalism

A recent YouGov poll revealed that a growing number of American millennials prefer socialism to capitalism, apparently favoring the very ideology that has long been considered one of the greatest threats to the United States. According to an opinion poll conducted by YouGov at the behest of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, nearly half of the millennials in the United States favored socialism over capitalism. Nov 4

To explain the news , in this post we explore the sociopolitical ramifications of the Saturn-Neptune square of 2015-2016. About the Saturn-Neptune cycle, Nick Fiorenza writes:

 In the sociopolitical arena, Saturn-Neptune cycles are about the ebb and flow of more conservative, controlling and authoritarian ideals. This Saturn-Neptune square marks entry into the last quarter of our current Saturn-Neptune synodic cycle, arousing an "inner impetus to create change," unlike the 90° square (December 2, 1998), our external stimulus for action. Our opportunity as we enter and move into the last quarter of this cycle is to first recognize that the structures we have created in our lives and the limits those structures impose are the solidification of ideologies we began to formulate starting in 1989. It impels us to begin to consciously make changes in our lives based upon realizations we have had about what did and did not work in practicality.

Simply, the structures we have built in our lives and in the world can no longer support our shifting ideologies. Neptune's movement from Sagittarius, at the start of the Saturn-Neptune-Uranus cycles, through Capricorn and into and through Aquarius, inspires a shift in our ideologies to evolve a more mature altruistic-based societal structure concerned with the fundamental nourishment and survival of humanity.

In 2016, the waning Saturn-Neptune square had the Saturn leg conjunct the US Sibly Ascendant with Neptune square it,  implying that its full force is being felt by the common people (ruled by the Ascendant). The Saturn Neptune cycle has a specific purpose which is designated  by their opposite natures. The Saturnian archetype concerns all structures including on the personal ego level and collectively;  especially governments and corporations but this also includes money systems and social structures. Structures imply barriers and the delimitation of space by time. Neptune expresses the desire and need to go beyond everything that is Saturn – to unify, not differentiate, to break down barriers and not erect them. Saturn focuses more on what is practical within the parameters of what is known while Neptune encapsulates more the collective yearnings for a more ideal and utopian world, a different world or ‘anything but this’ that is outside the current paradigm.

The survey reveals that “a growing number of American millennials prefer socialism to capitalism, apparently favoring the very ideology that has long been considered one of the greatest threats to the United States”. This too can be seen in the US Sibly. Uranus [27ar] is currently transiting through the 5th house (younger generation) square Pluto [27cp] in the 2nd .  Ebertin refers to Uranus-Pluto as “the collapse of an old order and the beginning of a new one”. In Capricorn, Pluto is bringing about the disintegration of governments and social paradigms while the square from rebellious Uranus in the 5th is hinting at where the desire for change is coming from. 

Thursday, 2 November 2017

How Japan's youth see the kamikaze pilots of WW2

During World War Two, thousands of Japanese pilots volunteered to be kamikaze, suicidally crashing their planes in the name of their emperor. More than 70 years on, the BBC's Mariko Oi asks what these once revered men mean to Japan's youth. Irrational, heroic and stupid: this was what three young people in Tokyo said when I asked them about their views on the kamikaze.  Nov.3

In  his The Book of World Horoscopes, Nicholas Campion (1996 ed.) writes "Horoscopes for modern Japan are set for the revival of the country following the defeat in the second world war in 1945, and its occupation by the USA". Campion mentions that the post-war constitution came into effect "apparently at 0.00 hrs on 3 May 1947 in Tokyo".

In mundane astrology, the national chart is of utmost importance. Since the First House or Ascendant describes the masses, the progressed Ascendant of a national chart throws light on the gradual evolution taking place in the way the masses think. The table below indicates that the progressed Ascendant is now within a degree of a square to radix Pluto-Sun square.


Japan - Natal Chart
 3 May 1947, 0:00 am, JST -9:00
 Tokyo Japan, 35°N42', 139°E46'
 Geocentric Tropical Zodiac
 Koch Houses,  True Node

Selection: Secondary Progressions

P1 (H)          Asp     P2 (H)  EXL        Type             Date                         Pos1                   Pos2            

Asc (3)         Sqr    Plu (7)  (X)           Sp-Na           16 Oct 2018          10°Ta59' D   10°Le59' D
Asc (3)         Cnj     Sun (3)(X)           Sp-Na           23 Jan 2019          11°Ta21' D    11°Ta21' D

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Notice that the upcoming Full Moon [11ta] of November 4 falls on the radix Sun [11ta] and therefore acts as a trigger to the progressed Ascendant conjunct Sun square Pluto aspect.

To understand the chart a little better we will concentrate on the Sun-Kronos-Zeus-Pluto-Jupiter T-square that aligns with the meridian. If we add the asteroids, we have Icarus[18Aq] square Siwa [18ta] that also aligns with the T-square. Icarus refers to aircrafts and flights while Siwa is devastation so that Icarus-Siwa can combine to describe kamikaze pilots. The TNP Kronos also refers to aircraft  and the TNP Zeus has association with guns and the military so that with Pluto which refers to radical circumstances we have another connection to military aircraft being used as a desperate solution.

Pluto [10le] is conjunct the nebulous cluster in the Crab’s shell, Praesepe M44 – The Beehive.  About this area, Nick Fiorenza writes:

Praesepe embodies the essence of the Scarab / Cancer theme: emergence out of darkness, dogma, and delusion, out of the antiquated entrapments we had been living in, and our transmutation from darkness into light. 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; and getting out of our personal or collective dogma and the darkness it creates.

This neatly explains why the younger generation is leaving the old consciousness behind.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Massive explosion in India power plant

Fornax – the Furnace

A massive explosion ripped a boiler at the state-run power giant NTPC's Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli district today, killing at least 20 people and injuring nearly 100, officials said. In a statement, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) said that at unit number six of its Unchahar plant, there was a sudden abnormal sound at 20-meter elevation around 3:30 in the afternoon. There was an opening in corner number two from which hot flue gases and steam "escaped" affecting the people working around the area, the central public sector undertaking said. Nov.1

The cardinal ingresses of the Sun are among the more important events in mundane astrology. Since we are in the Libra quarter, the Libra ingress chart and its progressions can be studied to understand national events like this one here.

The NTPC plant is located in Rae Bareli where the Libra Ingress chart has the Jupiter-Uranus opposition aligned with the meridian forming a complex configuration with hard aspects to the Mars-Neptune opposition. Uranus [27ar] is conjunct stars of the constellation Fornax – the Furnace. Uranus is in a sesquisquare aspect to Mars [11vi] which is aligned with the stars Zosma, in the hind of the Lion and Antlia, the Hot Air Pump. Together the combination refers to the intestinal gases of the Lion symbolically referring to effluent or flue gases emanating from any process – in this case from Fornax the Furnace!

Zosma of Leo, marks the hind of the Lion. Zosma (and conjoining stars) can manifest as hot air and foul winds.

Among others things a combination of Mars-Neptune refers to hot (Mars) water (Neptune)  or steam so that we can see why some people were scalded by the boiler steam!!

But as always, the final test of our analysis is the progression of the ingress chart to November 1, the date of the incident. Notice that on this date the progressed horizon axis aligns with the Mars-Neptune opposition triggering the complex configuration.

The event chart confirms the accident. Moon is on the Ascendant in fiery Aries opposite Mars and square Saturn on the MC.  Mars-Saturn refers to destructive energy while the Moon is the trigger.