Sunday, 31 December 2017

Rajnikanth – A new star-politician is born



CHENNAI:  The long suspense over whether Rajinikanth would enter politics finally ended today,(Dec.31) with the superstar making the announcement amid frenzied cheers of hundreds of supporters. "I will do my duty... it is time. We will change the system," the 67-year-old declared in Chennai, saying he would form a new party. Claiming that the events in Tamil Nadu over the last year have made the state a laughingstock, he said, "If I don't make this decision now... the guilt will haunt me". The death of AIADMK's iconic leader J Jayalalithaa last December is seen to have left a vacuum in the state's politics. The other big actor, Kamal Haasan, who announced his intention to enter politics last month, has congratulated Rajinikanth. NDTV





Rajnikanth’s chart is available at the reference [1] below. Notice that Mercury has just stationed direct conjunct the IC [14sa] of the chart. This is the position of a  massive galactic anomaly called the Great Attractor (Abell 3627). The following edited extract from Philip Sedgwick’s article [2] explains how it works for an individual who has it prominent in his chart.

Should one hold strong GA connections, these attributes directly apply in the real world. Others make the assumption that GA people have something important to say. Ironically, once these people show what they know, others flock to them like flies to melting ice cream on a hot summer day. Simply and graciously, they receive the accolades rendered to their insight and knowing.

This certainly explains the huge mass following of Rajnikanth.

Progressed MC [22le] square Kronos [23ta] which is natally square Pluto- Haumea-Zeus

Kronos-Pluto:  to be aware of the power of people in charge – and to see abuses of power through misuse of office, position, laws and procedures; to push for leadership or control. [3]

But let us first dwell on the potential of the newly discovered dwarf planet Haumea. About Haumea, Nick Fiorenza [4] writes:

Haumea supports a new birth in consciousness, or more so, aiding humanity's re-birth into a spiritually aware state of being. It would seem Haumea's driving intent is that to intercede in what the old totalitarian powers have repeatedly demonstrated throughout Earth's history—the repetitive destruction of the peoples of the Earth and inability to ensure a safe evolution and ascension of humanity.

Haumea's South Node in early sidereal Capricorn conjoining Altair of Aquila, and its North Node in sidereal Cancer conjoining Talitha, the fore-foot of the Great Bear, motivates us to move from self-interest-based covert and manipulative shenanigans to that of being a caring force supporting the nourishment and awakening of humanity. It also reveals the need for world powers to move from a power-hungry, authoritarian, tyrannical, militaristic focus toward one that creates a protective and nourishing environment from which humanity can awaken into a new light of being.





Having dwelt on Rajnikanth’s horoscope, let us now look let us look at  the chart for the Pluto station direct on September 29, 2017 drawn for Madras (Chennai). As always what is brought to the angles should draw our attention. Here we have the Jupiter-Uranus opposition aligned with the meridian.

Jupiter is the great benefactor, the king of all gods, Jupiter magnifies and inflates everything it touches. Uranus is the rebel, the freedom-seeker, the reformer and the revolutionary. Together, the two stand for the faith and the courage to break free from the old and reinvent the new. Jupiter opposite Uranus is a very progressive aspect. Things are likely to happen in a BIG scale and impact  society as a whole.

In 1989 when we had the Jupiter Uranus oppposition on the Cancer Capricorn axis, the Berlin wall and the Communism collapsed and the Cold War was declared over. South Africa’s new prime minister F.W. de Klerk started to dismantle the apartheid regime.

In 2003 when we had again a Jupiter Uranus opposition this time on the Virgo Pisces axis, the US space shuttle Colombia crashed, and the U.S. and Britain launched the war against Iraq.
If we look back in time when we had this transit we notice some common themes: profound changes in societal structures, taking a stand, restlessness, revolutions, techonological progress, scientific discoveries.  https://astrobutterfly.com/2016/12/24/jupiter-opposite-uranus-a-cosmic-high-five/





If now we progress the chart to December 31, the date of the news, we find that the Jupiter-Uranus opposition that was aligned with the meridian is now reaching a conjunction to the progressed horizon – a clear indication that it is being activated. Also, Uranus stations direct on Jan.2 on the MC kick starting the opposition.

With Jupiter-Uranus, the  tendency to totally renew and start afresh. This is what Rajnikanth is attempting in Tamil Nadu politics. We can only hope that he will live up to the potential of the newly discovered planet Haumea, which is so significantly placed in his chart.


[3] The Orders of Light; Martha-Lang Wescott
[4] Haumea & Makemake: the Astronomy and ... - The Lunar Planner

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Stray dogs attack, kill woman in Modesto

“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





A woman was attacked and killed by stray dogs Thursday (Dec.28) morning in the driveway of a south Modesto home, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department said. Deborah Onsurez, 56, was found with severe injuries around 7:50 a.m. outside of a home in the 500 block of Crows Landing Road, the sheriff's department said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. During the preliminary investigation, detective determined Onsurez was killed by stray dogs. Dec. 29 http://www.kcra.com/article/stray-dogs-attack-kill-woman-in-modesto-officials-say/14520510





With Uranus about to station direct on Jan.3, we are now seeing the last stage of the Uranus-Pluto square with the two planets separated by about 6 degrees. If it were not for the Jan.1 Full Moon (also a SuperMoon) which falls opposite Pluto, we might be tempted to ignore the waning Uranus-Pluto square. However, at Modesto, Ca, the  Full Moon axis forms a skewed Grand Cross with TNPs Kronos-Hades-Zeus and Uranus-Pluto that aligns with the meridian making it significant for the place.  


We must remember that Uranus-Pluto is in a sense about the sudden release (Uranus) of primal energy (Pluto) that has been locked up or repressed as for example in a volcanic eruption.

A psychological rule [1] says that when an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fate. That is to say, when the individual remains undivided and does not become conscious of his inner opposite, the world must perforce act out the conflict and be torn into opposing halves. The woman who was bitten by the stray dogs was most likely  carrying an inner conflict which was not resolved so that when the SuperMoon  energies at Modesta were released she was chosen as a target of attack by the dogs.


But why dogs? Well the Moon and the TNPs Kronos-Hades are conjunct stars of the Greater Dog. These stars have linked by Diana Rosenberg to animal attacks.

Finally, we receive a confirmation of our analysis, if we draw the chart for the attack (Dec.28; 7:50 am). Notice that the horizon aligns with the Full Moon axis and its planetary aspects.



Friday, 29 December 2017

Older Apple iPhones slow down under Mercury retrograde



Dragon – symbol of power, electricity and lightning

Following a strong backlash for conceding they reduced the processing speed of aging iPhones, Apple apologized to customers and lowered the price of the out-of-warranty battery replacements by $50.
The tech giant is currently facing nine lawsuits in relation to how the company handles the power management of its batteries in older iPhones.

The backlash against the California-headquartered concern began when a Reddit user posted a report earlier this month, detailing how the performance of their old iPhone increased dramatically after the battery was replaced. The post quickly went viral and many followed suit, complaining about the same issue. Many others have speculated that Apple was engaging in planned obsolescence to boost sales of newer iPhone models. Dec 29 https://www.rt.com/usa/414507-apple-iphone-throttling-apology/





The following extract from Gabriela Herstik can help us understand why the problem with aging iPhones came up during the recent Mercury retrograde period.

Mercury Retrograde, which lasts from December 3rd to 23rd, is when the planet seems to be spinning backward. Mercury specifically rules over communication, travel, and technology, so all of these things can go crazy — technology being a big one. If you were wondering how Mercury Retrograde affects technology, then simply look to Gwen’s song! Phones die suddenly, computer files are lost, and hard drives go berserk. Technology goes haywire during Mercury Retrograde, and we’re left stressed and confused, because how could our phone suddenly stall before a presentation? How could our computer randomly crash right before finals? https://hellogiggles.com/lifestyle/mercury-retrograde-affect-technology/

What remains unexplained is why this happened for Apple’s iPhones. To understand that we begin with the chart for Mercury station retrograde at Cupertino, California, where Apple has its headquarters. Recalling the rule that  aspects to angles are always the most important factor in chart analysis, we notice a complex configuration affecting the meridian axis and the descendant. TNP Admetus on the MC with Moon is in hard aspect to TNP Zeus. Among other things, Admetus rules “storage and inventory” while Zeus rules “power or energy” [1] so that together the combination here is referring to batteries. Moreover, the TNP Zeus is conjunct the stars of Draco, the dragon.
About this area Diana Rosenberg [1] writes:

There is electricity in these stars, an intensity and brilliance that illuminates the brooding landscape of mankind’s travail on Earth…This is an area of physics and inventions, especially those connected to electricity, power sources, light and lightning.

It may be recalled that the ancient mythical dragon has been linked to lightning (see image above) and therefore by association with electricity.

Next, we look at Neptune on the descendant making a  hard aspect to Uranus which is opposite the Mars-Zeus conjunction. Reinhold Ebertin in his Combination of Stellar Influences links Mars-Neptune-Uranus with “states of weakness emerging suddenly”[3].

Finally, let us remember that Mercury (phones) stationed in conjunction to Saturn – the planet which rules old age so that “aging” iPhones are the ones affected!

[2] Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana K. Rosenberg (v.2, p.88)

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Trump battles the Hydra of corruption



Hercules battles the Hydra



The Trump Administration quietly issued an Executive Order (EO) last Thursday which allows for the freezing of US-housed assets belonging to foreign individuals or entities deemed "serious human rights abusers," along with government officials and executives of foreign corporations (current or former) found to have engaged in corruption - which includes the misappropriation of state assets, the expropriation of private assets for personal gain, and corruption related to government contracts or the extraction of natural resources. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-27/new-trump-executive-order-targets-lobbyists-clinton-linked-individuals-and-perhaps-u

The cardinal ingresses of planets are among the more important events in mundane astrology. In the last few days, Saturn, Sun and finally Venus have entered Capricorn. Of these the most important movement is that of Saturn into Capricorn.  For the next three years, karmic Saturn will force  a collective focus on the re-definition of morality, integrity, and personal honor. The scope of that collective focus will range widely.





But for  understanding the news above, here we will look at the chart for the entry of the money planet Venus into Capricorn, drawn for Washington, DC. Notice the alignment of Kronos-Hades on the MC opposite Venus-Sun-Saturn on the IC. A simple interpretation of the combination is:

Saturn-Kronos-Hades-Venus: authorities (Saturn) promulgate laws (Kronos) that deal with financial corruption (Venus-Hades).

And resonating with  a similar theme is the newly discovered dwarf planet Makemake [1] at Libra 5 on the Ascendant. Nick Fiorenza gives the following keyphrases for Makemake.

Makemake Key Phrases
Makemake's Discovery
- Interceding in the dramatic, manipulative and diversionary antics of old-paradigm world politics and big-business. Motive however may be function of one's soul-level maturity.

Makemake's Role
- Administration of natural resources, economics, finance and money.
- Leadership as protector and provider for the people.
- Heeding the signs of the times and that of the natural world.
- Creating environmental conditions supportive of a healthy, prosperous and abundant life for all souls.

Makemake's inspiration for Action & Opportunity for Growth
- Surrendering lower-order ego-drivin motives and standing in the wisdom gained from the sting of past experience.
- Strategic planning and enterprising action based from this wisdom for the greater well being of the people.
- Highly focused action for attainment of a specific goal, personal accomplishment or a position of authority.

In other words, if Trump is doing his job, in the future we will see more actions by the President to root out corruption. On the day he signed the executive order, transit Mars [7sc] was approaching a square to his radix Pluto [10le]. When positive, this energy has the driving force of the higher self that moves mountains from inspired passion based on a sense of duty, purpose, and necessity. Courage is differentiated from simple ego aggression by the fact that an integral concept is the motivating factor, not personal self-serving control.

 Moreover, Trump’s radix Pluto is conjunct the stars of the many-headed Hydra and Draco, the greedy dragon often shown sitting on a pile of money.  His radix Pluto is in a paran aspect to the star Kornephoros, beta Hercules. According to the legend, the second labor of Hercules was to kill the Lernean Hydra [2]. From the murky waters of the swamps near a place called Lerna, the hydra would rise up and terrorize the countryside. A monstrous serpent with nine heads, the hydra attacked with poisonous venom. With some help, Hercules was finally able to find a way to kill the Hydra. What a beautiful  metaphor for Trump battling the corruption of the Deep State!

[2] http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Herakles/hydra.html

PS:
Regular readers will be able to see this post as an unfoldment of the promise contained in “The Great American Eclipse” that fell on Trump’s Ascendant. In a previous post  Donald Trump and the Total Solar Eclipse, I concluded with following extract:


“Putting the pieces together, the eclipse falling on Trump’s Ascendant can potentially release him from all the obstruction created by the Deep State so that the “Lion”  can pursue  new ways that others before him could not. We can only hope that he is enlightened enough to go in the right direction!”

Monday, 25 December 2017

Runaway bus kills 5 in Moscow



Five people were killed by a bus that crashed down the stairs of an underground passage in western Moscow, police said. The driver of the bus was taken into custody. The incident happened on Kutuzovsky Avenue, near the Slavyansky Bulvar metro station in the western part of the Russian capital. Five people were killed and about a dozen injured in the crash, police said. Three people were taken to hospital for treatment. Another version is human error, as suggested by people working for the bus line. According to the driver’s supervisor, he might have fallen asleep and pushed the gas pedal accidentally. The supervisor also told RT that the driver had started his shift at 1:30pm on Monday, about two hours before the crash. He also said that the driver had worked normal shifts of 11 hours for the past two days. The director of the bus company is at the scene of the accident, he added. Dec. 25 https://www.rt.com/news/414194-bus-moscow-crash-tunnel/





Just before the Winter Solstice of 2017, on December 19th – 20th, Saturn ended its two and a half year transit of Sagittarius to enter its own Sign of Capricorn for two and a half years. Cardinal Ingresses of planets are among the important events in mundane astrology.


A chart for Saturn’s entry into Capricorn drawn for Moscow is shown here. Notice (a) the Uranus-Pluto square linked to sudden accidents straddling the meridian and (b) the Mercury-Neptune square aligned with the horizon. Mercury (just direct) rules all manner of vehicles while Neptune, the planet of sleep can completely overpower Mercury also the planet of rational thinking, rendering it ineffective.

Saturn is a hard task master that checks the efficacy  or performance of all things, here we see the Moscow bus service is being subject to the harsh glare of Saturn and is found wanting. Saturn in Capricorn can provide a time when we finally address the crumbling infrastructure of our society. Rules, regulations, rebuilding and building anew can all be part of this two and a half year cycle.






Finally, a chart for the reported time of the accident (approx. 3:30 pm) once again has Mercury-Neptune square straddling the angles confirming its role in the incident.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Mercury Retrograde: Erie woman receives $284 billion electric bill



Mary Horomanski went online earlier this month to check her electric bill. The Erie woman was stunned to see that she owed Penelec, her electricity provider, more than $284 billion — an amount greater than the national debts of Hungary and South Africa combined. “My eyes just about popped out of my head,” said Horomanski, 58. “We had put up Christmas lights and I wondered if we had put them up wrong.” The good news, if you can call it that, was that Horomanski didn’t have to pay the entire $284,460,000,000 until November 2018. Her minimum payment for December was a relatively paltry $28,156. Dec.24 http://www.goerie.com/news/20171224/erie-woman-receives-284-billion-electric-bill


The reference below tells us what Mercury retrograde is and how it works. The most recent Mercury retrograde station took place on Dec. 3 and its direct motion began on Dec. 22 just two days before the news report.

Mercury Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde is a period of time when Mercury appears to be going backwards against the sky. We observe this about four times a year, as mercury races past the part of its orbit that is closer to the earth and begins to travel on to the further side of the sun, and from our perspective, during that time, moves in the opposite direction as the earth. By line of sight against the sky it seems to move forward, then backwards, then forward again as it returns to pass the earth.

The Mercury Direct Station
Mercury’s backward motion slows down until it appears to hang in the sky again, and this second station also tends to coincide with a peaking of the retrograde phenomena. If the first station was like the deadline, or the quiet before the storm or the receding of the water before the tsunami, the second station can be like the moment the debris field is about to be revealed. Errors made during the rush of Mercury Retrograde Proper may begin to come to light. http://www.astrologymiami.com/mercury-retrograde-astrology-miami.html






At Erie, where Mary Horomanski resides, a chart for the Crescent Moon of December 22, the date Mercury stationed to go direct, has a Mercury-Neptune square aligned with the meridian making it very significant for the place.  While Mercury retrogrades are all about errors, the square to Neptune simply makes it worse.

Friday, 22 December 2017

Boris Johnson faces test of lies in Moscow



Boris Johnson and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov have sparred over the issue of alleged Russian meddling in the Brexit referendum during the first visit by a British foreign secretary to Moscow for five years. Lavrov made the latest in a series of blanket Russian denials over interference in western votes, and said Johnson himself had said there was “no evidence of Russian interference in the Brexit referendum”.  Dec. 22 https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/22/boris-johnson-meets-russian-counterpart-sergei-lavrov-moscow






To understand what is really going on in this meeting between Lavrov and Johnson, we will look at the Davison Relationship Chart for Russia [1] and UK [2].

What is a Davison relationship chart?
The Davison relationship chart [DRC] was named for Ronald C. Davison (1914-1985), author and president of the Astrological Lodge of the Theosophical Society of London.  The date and time can be determined by calculating the day that lies exactly between the natal charts of those involved. The same principle is also applied to the times of birth. If the individuals involved have different places of birth a combined "place of birth" is calculated by taking the average values of latitude and longitude.
Even if the combined place of birth is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the DRC is still a concrete horoscope for a specific time, place, and location which can, like any natal chart, be used as a basis to calculate solar return charts, progressions and the effect of transits. http://wiki.astro.com/astrowiki/en/Davison_Relationship_Chart


The beauty of the DRC is that it allows for progressions and transits. Here I will focus on the  Mercury station direct (23 Dec.) square Neptune that triggers the combination shown in the DRC.  The interpretation for the combination is given below:

Pluto-Mercury-Neptune- Poseidon: (-) Belief in a lie or denials, excuses and deceptive ideas are used to manipulate others; (+) openness to new ideas creates radical change.
Pluto-Admetus-Neptune: (-) to use deception to handle a “check-mate”;(+) to admit self-deceit as realities finally become apparent in a long standing problematic situation.



Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Wheelchair Bound Passenger Denied Boarding



A person with an orthopedic disorder was allegedly harassed by Air India - India’s state-owned airliner, which asked him to dismantle the wires of his battery operated wheelchair. Since neither he nor the airline staff would have been able to put the mechanism back together, he chose not to fly. https://sptnkne.ws/gqye





The incident is reported to have occurred on Dec. 17 at Bangalore, India just a day before a New Moon that occurred very prominently placed on the MC at the place. Moreover, the New Moon made a square aspect to the Mercury-Hades midpoint. Key phrases for the combination are as under:

Mercury-Hades: sad or depressing news;  humiliation while travelling.


Finally on the IC [22ge52] is the star alpha (α) Auriga, Capella [22ge07]. This is a white star and the 6th largest star in the sky marking the goat that the Charioteer is carrying on his left shoulder [1]. In her book, Secrets of the Ancient Skies, for this area of stars, Diana Rosenberg includes “crippling disabilities requiring wheel-chairs”.



Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Britain's New Aircraft Carrier Springs a Leak








The Royal Navy's newest and biggest aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth which cost more than £3 billion pounds (over $4 billion) to build, has reportedly been taking on up to 200 liters of seawater every hour due to a problem with one of its propeller shafts, British media reported. The leak developed by the Navy’s future flagship less than a month after it was officially commissioned by the Queen, is so serious that the ship may need to go back into dry dock and cost millions to repair, The Telegraph wrote. https://sptnkne.ws/gpM6




The news about the aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, can be easily understood if we examine the chart for the last Full Moon of December 3, drawn for London. Here the luminaries align with the horizon axis and square Neptune – the planet which rules ‘leaks’.

“Neptune, through its ability to transform, leaking into places it shouldn’t always do, has a weak sense of boundaries and is often found merging with the immediate environment”  http://theastrologyplacemembership.com/2010/08/neptune-in-1st-house/

But that does not answer why the leak affected an aircraft carrier. The chart always hides details which reveal themselves when we examine the stars on the angles.
On the IC (7le), is Xi (ξ) Puppis, Admidiske,  the northern star above the Stern in the Ship, Argo Navis – the Celestial Ship.

Meanwhile on the MC is 69 Aquilae (9aq) a star in the constellation  of the Eagle associated with the military in general but more specifically with the air force. This  combines with the star gamma Sagittae, (7aq) the Arrow  of the Archer to produce a perfect symbol for a military aircraft (see image).


What do we have? A ship and a military aircraft. Isn’t that the image of an aircraft carrier? So the leak is on an aircraft carrier!

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Declassified documents show US lied to Gorbachev



Declassified documents show security assurances against NATO expansion to Soviet leaders from Baker, Bush, Genscher, Kohl, Gates, Mitterrand, Thatcher, Hurd, Major, and Woerner . U.S. Secretary of State James Baker's famous "not one inch eastward" assurance about NATO expansion in his meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on February 9, 1990, was part of a cascade of assurances about Soviet security given by Western leaders to Gorbachev and other Soviet officials throughout the process of German unification in 1990 and on into 1991, according to declassified U.S., Soviet, German, British and French documents posted today by the National Security Archive at George Washington University . Dec. 16 https://www.sott.net/article/371465-Declassified-US-documents-prove-Gorbachev-WAS-promised-no-eastward-NATO-expansion




Currently, a retrograde Mercury square Neptune in transit. Mercury-Neptune hard aspects can refer to vagueness in communication at best or attempts to deceive or lie about one’s intentions at worst. In the US Sibly, transit Neptune squares the horizon axis while Mercury is about to station direct (on Dec.22) conjunct the Ascendant. Here the retrograde Mercury is referring to the declassified documents from the past and the station direct square Neptune is bringing to light all the deception and lies  about the promises made by NATO to the Soviet leadership.





On 9 February, 1990 when US leaders gave the assurance to the Soviet leader, a Full Moon lunar eclipse chart had the Mars-Neptune (deceptions about war/aggression) conjunction on the descendant opposite the Sibly Sun on the Ascendant. 

Friday, 15 December 2017

The unraveling of CIA’s lies



The Virgin and the Crow


Years late to the party, mainstream media outlets like USA Today, Reuters, and Buzzfeed are just out with "breaking" and "exclusive" stories detailing how a vast arsenal of weapons sent to Syria by the CIA in cooperation with US allies fuelled the rapid growth of ISIS.
The original study that Buzzfeed and other media are referencing comes from a UK-based independent weapons research organization called Conflict Armament Research (CAR) which has had a team of weapons and munitions experts on the ground in the Middle East for years examining arms and equipment recovered from ISIS and other terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. Using serial numbers, crate shipping markings, and all available forensics data, the CAR experts began finding that as early as 2013 to 2014 much of the Islamic State's advanced weapons systems as well as small arms were clearly sourced to the United States and the West.  Dec.15 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-15/weapons-went-cia-isis-less-two-months-new-study-reveals




The  dirty lies covered up so far by the CIA are unraveling pretty fast. Why is that? Well for one thing, a perfectly timed chart provided by Astro-databank has Pluto transit in Capricorn on the IC.

Pluto’s stripping away process is programmed to destroy Capricorn’s false walls. The transit serves to expose the corrupt workings of the system - both the rationalizations that perpetuate the reality base, and the corrupt individuals, organizations, corporations, etc., who have learned to use the system to their self-serving advantage.

When Pluto transits Capricorn, both those who are ruled and those who rule must learn new lessons in accountability to the whole. In order to make the shift into the paradigms of the coming age, all unfinished business must be resurrected in order for it to be exposed and evolved. Exposure and experience serves to generate the necessary awareness. Pluto’s transit through Capricorn will serve to draw back the curtain until the flaws, failings, and destructiveness of the system become so obvious, they can no longer be ignored [1].

But on its own this would not be as powerful, if it were not for the stars of Corvus and the Virgin on the Ascendant (which incidentally Pluto squares in transit).

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 [3].

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 [4].

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

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Mysterious events at a Prestbury grave



In a pretty Cotswold village, a mystery has been puzzling residents for decades. Following the death of local Boy Scout Karl Smith in 1947, mysterious gifts and messages began appearing on his grave in Prestbury. Despite his sister Ann Kear's best efforts, the identity of the visitor has never been revealed. Journalist Camila Ruz joins Ann on her quest to track down the stranger who has been visiting her brother's grave for up to 70 years.  Dec.10 http://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-41946080/the-stranger-at-my-brother-s-grave




A chart for the December Full Moon at Prestbury is exactly aligned with the horizon and also square Neptune. Neptune has domain over “entities in the invisible dimensions: fairies and leprechauns, nature spirits and ghosts of the departed, spirits that have never been incarnate, angels and archangels” [1]. Neptune [11pi] is conjunct stars in the Waters of  Aquarius which in ancient China was Hiu-Liang related to cemeteries and burial places.  Resonating with the same theme are the stars of Praesepe on the IC. In China this was part of the asterism Koui, The Spirits of the Souls of the Deceased.

Regular readers would by now be clear that significant events take place when the stars related to a mundane event (like the Full Moon here) resonate in theme with stars on the angles at that place.




Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Fire at Austria gas plant



A big blast has rocked a major natural gas hub in Austria, killing one person and injuring at least 18, police say. A fire followed the blast which happened around 08:45 (07:45 GMT) at the Baumgarten site, just east of the capital Vienna, near the Slovak border. On Twitter, Austrian police said the situation was under control and a technical fault had caused the blast. The flow of Russian gas to Europe has dropped, triggering price hikes. Italy declared a state of emergency. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42321217





Mercury retrogrades are known for accidents. That the blast at the natural gas hub Austria  is linked to Mercury retrograde can be seen clearly if we draw the chart for the retrograde station on December 3 at Vienna, Austria. Notice the Mars-Zeus conjunction on the MC is opposite Uranus square Pluto.This is deadly combination for explosions and accidents. In addition, Neptune the planet with rules oil and natural gas makes a hard aspect to Mars on the MC.


Recall that Uranus is conjunct the stars of Cepheus. About this area, Diana Rosenberg writes:

Cepheus was called  “inflammatus” by the Romans: these stars were transited at the 1838 Charleston, SC fire that destroyed more than half the city, the great 1872 Boston, MA fire that destroyed 930 buildings, killed 12 firefighters and featured a war between looters and police, at the stupendous Russian artillery bombardment starting the Battle of Berlin in 1945; the 1947 Texas City disaster: a burning ship loaded with ammonium nitrate exploded with colossal force, devastating the entire port; at the 1985 Bradford, England football stadium fire and several others.


On December 12, the date of the explosion, transit Moon is going over the Mars-Zeus conjunction on the MC triggering the combination causing an explosion in a gas facility.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Libra Ingress and the Thomas Fire



The Thomas Fire is a massive wildfire burning in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, in the cities of Ventura, Ojai, and Santa Paula, and one of multiple wildfires that started in early December 2017, in Southern California. The fire began north of Santa Paula, near Steckel Park and Thomas Aquinas College, on December 4, 2017. It has burned approximately 231,700 acres (938 km2), becoming the largest wildfire of the 2017 California wildfire season, and the fifth-largest wildfire in modern California history. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Fire


It has long been the custom in mundane astrology  to consider maps drawn for the time of the entry of the Sun into the cardinal signs: Aries,Cancer,Libra and Capricorn. Of these, the Aries Ingress was by tradition considered the most important and possibly to be thought of as “the map of the year”. Led by Carter astrologers have begun to consider the Capricorn as the prime ingress.
It was Carter who suggested that if the sidereal zodiac were valid, maps for the entry of the Sun into the constellations of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn would be of importance. This suggestion was followed up by Garth Allen, who in an extensive statistical investigation found that the sidereal ingresses were not only valid but of the highest significance. This opinion has been fully confirmed by other investigators in recent years. Garth eventually arrived at the conclusion that the Capricorn Sidereal Ingress was of primary importance followed in rank by that of Cancer; Aries and Libra, whilst having some significance, could be considered of lesser importance. - Primer of Sidereal Astrology; Cyril Fagan, Roy C. Firebrace




In this post we shall see that in addition to the December 3 Full Moon [1] , the sidereal Libra ingress chart at Santa Paula also  explains the fire. Notice that the Sun [24li] is opposite Uranus [26ar] and sextile Saturn [23sa] – which form a trine in fire signs. Moreover, Uranus is conjunct the stars of Cepheus. About this area, Diana Rosenberg writes:

Cepheus was called  “inflammatus” by the Romans: these stars were transited at the 1838 Charleston, SC fire that destroyed more than half the city, the great 1872 Boston, MA fire that destroyed 930 buildings, killed 12 firefighters and featured a war between looters and police, at the stupendous Russian artillery bombardment starting the Battle of Berlin in 1945; the 1947 Texas City disaster: a burning ship loaded with ammonium nitrate exploded with colossal force, devastating the entire port; at the 1985 Bradford, England football stadium fire and several others.

Saturn is conjunct stars of Ara – the Fiery altar.
These stars were transited at the 1788 New Orleans fire; at the 1946 Atlanta GA Winecoff Hotel fire that killed 119; in 1986 when explosions and fire ravaged the Dumont Plaza Hotel, San Juan PR; at 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and meltdown in the Ukraine; at the 1988 Leningrad Library Fire: 400,000 valuable books destroyed; in the 1992 at the fiery crash of an El Al 747-200F cargo plane into an apartment building at Bijlmermeer, Netherlands that killed about 250; in 2003 when illegal pyrotechnics ignited the station nightclub, Warwick RI, killing 100, this was Chiron at the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks when 343 New York firefighters died.



Let us now progress the ingress chart to December 4, the day the fire is reported to have started at Santa Paula. Notice that the progressed MC reaches a conjunction to Uranus triggering the configuration.


Sunday, 10 December 2017

Pentagon starts first-ever financial audit




Department of Defense (DOD) officials announced Friday that the agency would undergo the first full-scale audit in its history. Defense Department Comptroller David Norquist said at a press conference that the audit would begin this month. "It is important that the Congress and the American people have confidence in DOD's management of every taxpayer dollar," Norquist said. Dec.8 http://thehill.com/policy/defense/364001-pentagon-starting-first-ever-financial-audit






The announcement comes just two days before the Last Quarter Moon. A chart for the Moon phase at Washington, DC is shown here. As a general rule what is brought up to (or aspects the angles) is significant for the place. Here we have the TNP Zeus on the Ascendant square  Pluto and the asteroid Juno on the IC in Capricorn. Martha Wescott interprets these as follows:

JUNO: Partners; marriage/relationship; maintenance of one's rights or position with other; question of “rights” and fairness/compromise; enforcement of fairness; potential for score-keeping, jealousy, fears of abandonment & infidelity; tallying ($$$ & fairness).
ZEUS: Restrained or creative fire/energy; enthusiasm; controlled & directed forces (thus both planning and controlling strong emotions;) guns, power tools, machines, motors, fireplaces, fuels; excitement; to incite; military; blood pressure; inflammation; ability to harness energies for accomplishment.

Juno-Zeus: Score keeping; tallying ($$$) of military accounts.

Pluto’s stripping away process is programmed to destroy Capricorn’s false walls. The transit serves to expose the corrupt workings of the system - both the rationalizations that perpetuate the reality base, and the corrupt individuals, organizations, corporations, etc., who have learned to use the system to their self-serving advantage. When Pluto transits Capricorn, both those who are ruled and those who rule must learn new lessons in accountability to the whole. In order to make the shift into the paradigms of the coming age, all unfinished business must be resurrected in order for it to be exposed and evolved. Exposure and experience serves to generate the necessary awareness. Pluto’s transit through Capricorn will serve to draw back the curtain until the flaws, failings, and destructiveness of the system become so obvious, they can no longer be ignored [1].


[1] https://keplercollege.org/index.php/articles/using-astrology/item/535-pluto-capricorn-ending-era

CNN Russiagate Debacle Causes Media Embarrassment



CNN on Friday issued a correction of a story detailing an email sent to top Trump world officials about hacked documents from WikiLeaks. Earlier Friday, CNN published a story saying that then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr., and other Trump Organization staffers received a September 4, 2016, email. The email offered a decryption key and web address for a cache of hacked documents WikiLeaks possessed. But the email was actually sent on September 14, CNN said. Dec.9 https://goo.gl/McFhNE




Is there a simple astrological reason for this blunder by CNN? Yes, there is, if we start with US Sibly, where transit Neptune [11pi] is currently placed in the 3rd house. Let us recall that the luminaries  of the Full Moon of Dec. 3 aligned with the Sibly horizon axis  square transit Neptune in the Sibly 3rd house.  Neptune rules lies and deception while the 3rd house in mundane astrology rules the media.


Third House In Mundane Astrology:

National rumours, propaganda. The press. All means of disseminating news and information such as the post office, communication networks, computers, telephones, faxes, newspapers, magazines, emails, publications, literature, periodicals and television. http://www.skyscript.co.uk/temples/h3.html

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Trump rejects Libyan PM’s request for protection




The Prime Minister of the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Serraj has requested that The US President Donald Trump to provide a more active US role, including a guarantee of personal security for himself and his government, The Guardian reported on Wednesday. The Guardian reported a US source familiar with the talks between Trump and Al-Serraj that the requests of the Libyan PM were rebuffed. “They wanted a military guarantee from the United States that we would basically defend their block in Tripoli,” the source added. He added that there were deep misgivings about corruption in the Libyan unity government “GNA” and the human rights record of the militias protecting it. Dec. 7 http://www.libyanexpress.com/libyan-prime-minister-al-serraj-asked-the-us-for-protection-trump-rejected/

In a previous post [1] we have explained the meaning of  the December 3 Full Moon falling on the horizon axis of the US Sibley chart.

In mundane astrology, the First House refers to  “the country and its inhabitants as a whole”  while the Seventh House shows how that nation deals with other nations especially, those it considers its enemies. It is because of this that “treaties and agreements with other nations” comes under the 7th. The article above was published on December 3, when a Full Moon aligns with the  Sibly horizon axis highlighting the 1 -7 houses. Neptune, the planet associated with duplicity and deception, is square the Full Moon and the Sibly horizon so that it is no wonder that the news article discusses the disastrous effect of a long term policy of deception pursued by the US. Moreover, the Full Moon [12ge] illuminates radix Sibly Uranus [9ge] in the 7th. Uranus, in its negative manifestation, is a planet we associate with an inability to be consistent or reliable – in other words a lack of commitment.



Now look at the Full Moon chart at Tripoli, Libya. Here too it aligns with the horizon with the Sibly Ascendant forming the Descendant of this chart. In other words, the US is the one letting the Libyan leader down with their erratic behavior – now on (with Hillary Clinton) now off (with Trump).


Friday, 8 December 2017

Wildfires Rage in California




Strong winds brought more terror to residents in California's San Diego and Riverside counties as quick-moving wildfires closed in on their communities on Friday, causing thousands more to evacuate.
Burning in San Diego is the churning Lilac fire, which has consumed roughly 4,100 acres in the span of 12 hours. Already 60 percent contained is the much smaller Liberty fire, the second-newest fire to ignite, estimated to have burned a mere 300 acres in Riverside, according to Cal Fire. Dec. 9 https://sptnkne.ws/gjsM




We shall see in this post how the December 3, Full Moon (also a SuperMoon) is a major culprit for this fire. A chart for the Full Moon at San Diego is shown here. The Moon is square Neptune [11pi] conjunct the stars of Phoenix, the Firebird so that Diana Rosenberg links this area to “major city-wide fires”.  

The stars were transited at the 64 CE Great Fire of Rome that destroyed ¾ of the city; at the 1838 Charleston SC fire that destroyed more than half the city; at the 1908 Lake View School fire; at the Great Boston Fire of 1872 that gutted the business districts and several others.





At Tianjin, China where the Full Moon aligned with the meridian and had Neptune on descendant a major fire in a skyscraper took place just two days before the Full Moon. However, neither the luminaries nor Neptune make any hard aspects to the angles at San Diego so the question remains why at San Diego. And the answer is fairly simple. The Full Moon chart at San Diego has a Mercury-Saturn conjunction on the Ascendant amid stars of Ara – the burning altar. The theme of “fire” resonates with the Full Moon theme.  About these stars, Diana Rosenberg writes:

Ara’s flames are here, and Sargas was part of Sar-ur, “Director-of-Fire” in the Euphratean starlist: this was Sun at the great New York City financial district fire of 1835; 650 buildings destroyed; the $ 22 million damage bankrupted insurance companies; these stars were transited when Sherman’s troops burned Atlanta in the US Civil War; at the 1871 Great Chicago and Peshtigo, WI fires whipped by high winds; at Chicago’s 1958 Our Lady of Angels Grade School fire; in 1960 the Guatemala City insane asylum fire; at the 1961 Gran Circo Norte-Americano Circus fire in Brazil; at the 1974 Sao Paulo, Brazil Jolema Bank fire; at the 1987 Aries Ingress just before Manchuria’s Great Black Dragon fire  and many others.


[1] Chinese police detain 11 over deadly Tianjin skyscraper fire - Reuters

Brexit: 'Breakthrough' deal



If the EU referendum was the moment the British electorate clashed with the establishment, 8 December 2017 was the day that the legal and economic consequences collided with its political promises. The joint divorce agreement hammered out in the intervening 528 days makes clear that little remains of the many red lines set out by Theresa May in her Lancaster House speech or party conference address of 2016. Dec.8 https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/dec/08/not-much-remain-theresa-may-red-lines-brexit-deal



The news article from the Guardian goes on to explain the several concessions that Theresa May has had to make to get the deal through. Now if we just look at the chart for the current Full Moon at London, we find that it aligns very significantly with the horizon axis and squares Neptune. Neptune itself makes hard aspects to a Mars-Uranus opposition. This combination can be interpreted as changes or separations (Mars-Uranus) in which one party feels weak or victimized (Neptune). Compare this with the  Full Moon chart at Jerusalem [1] where a sudden change (Uranus) has left one party (the Palestinians) feeling victimized (Neptune).

As always, stars on the angles contribute to our understanding of the mundane event. Here on the IC is  Praesepe, M44, the beehive star cluster.

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. Alignments with Praesepe may indicate a new dwelling place is at hand or that one is in order to find. As with the migration of bees from an old hive, before identifying their new direction, there can be frenetic confusion at first, a scattered sense and lack of direction before moving toward their new home. This is temporary and is part of intuiting the feeling for the right direction, much like turning in a complete circle to identify the way that feels right. Praesepe asks us to trust in our magnetic sense, on our inner compass, and to hone in on our new direction while honoring the inherent confusion of the emergence process. Praesepe asks us to step out of our limiting environments and structures of consciousness and to find new places fitting to our emerging new awareness. http://www.lunarplanner.com/LunarMonths2003/lunarmonth.03.07.28.html

 The paragraph above from Nick Fiorenza  describes the essence of  Brexit – Britain leaving the EU.




Finally, we look at the chart for the EU. Notice that only has do we have a Mercury return with transit Mercury station retrograde on the IC, it is also conjunct Saturn – a combination that is linked to estrangements and separations.



Adopted Chinese girl reunited with birth parents



Twenty-two years ago, a heavily pregnant Qian Fenxiang hid herself and her three-year-old daughter on a houseboat on a secluded Suzhou canal, 120km away from her home in Hangzhou, and waited. Six weeks later, she gave birth on the boat to a second daughter, a child who should have been aborted under China’s draconian one-child policy, introduced in 1979 as a means to reduce poverty. Dec.3




According to the news report , it was on the eve of the Qixi Festival this year (August 28,2017) the biological parents Qian and Xu finally laid eyes on Jingzhi – their healthy, intelligent college student daughter who is known as Catherine Su Pohler by her American adoptive parents. The meeting took place under the auspices of the New Moon Total Solar Eclipse of August 22, 2017. A chart for the eclipse at  Hangzhou, China has the Ascendant [19cn55] conjunct the asteroid Ceres (mother) and square Niobe (grief for a child). The Ascendant is also conjunct the star Castor, alpha Geminorum. Alpha and Beta Gemini were determinant stars of the Indian lunar mansion Punarvasu. “The [Two who are] Good (or Prosperous or Reunited) again”.




Jingzhi, (Catherine Su Pohler) was born at 10am on the 24th day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar, 1995 which is August 19, 1995 in the Gregorian Calender so that the Total Solar Eclipse was conjunct her radix Sun and the lunar mansion Punarvasu was on the MC! Moreover, her progressed Sun [17vi] is square radix asteroid Niobe [16ge] and semi-square asteroid Lacrimosa [2sc]. Martha Wescott interprets the combination as follows:


Niobe-Orpheus (or Lacrimosa): Deaths of children or grieving for “what could have been” in connection with them.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Trump declares Jerusalem as Israel’s capital



President Donald Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, overturning decades of official US policy. Mr Trump described the move as "a long overdue step" to advance the Middle East peace process. The fate of the ancient city is one of the thorniest issues between Israel and the Palestinians. Israel called Mr Trump's move "historic" but there has been sharp international criticism. Mr Trump said the US still supported a two-state solution to the longstanding conflict, if approved by both sides, which would essentially see the creation of an independent Palestinian state living alongside Israel. Dec. 6 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42259443






A chart for the current Full Moon (also a SuperMoon) at Jersusalem will help explain the news. Notice that Neptune which forms a T-square with Sun and Moon is conjunct the MC. On the MC is the star Achernar, alpha Eridanus. Aratus called Eridanus, “The River of Many Tears” and Diana Rosenberg links this area with “history and paradigm altering events” [1].

Moreover the Sun is conjunct the US Sibly Ascendant and the star Antares, alpha Scorpii. For this star, Diana Rosenberg writes:

Keynote events in human history: the founding of cities, nations, empires and issues of national sovereignty [2].






Finally, we notice that the Full Moon makes hard aspects to the Mars-Uranus opposition that is also anchored to Neptune on the MC. In the chart for Israel [3], the Mars-Uranus opposition aligns perfectly with the horizon axis so that the Full Moon is influencing this chart in a big way. Transit Uranus is conjunct radix TNP Hades on the descendant in Israel’s chart. Martha Wescott [3] provides the following delineation.

Hades-Uranus: Haste, impulsiveness or innovation invites mistakes; the desire for change causes “missed steps” and misaligned sequential process; to see a sudden or unexpected turn for the worse.

[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.2, 321-24)
[2] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.2, 731-33)
[4] The Orders of Light; Martha-Lang Wescott (p.83)