Monday, 30 January 2017

Trump is about to hammer the Federal Reserve

Back in October of 2015 I wrote a post titled De-Fang the Federal Reserve – The Conspiracy on How the Fed is Being Integrated into the Multilateral Framework. It served as a summary of how the Fed acted as the global central bank almost from its inception in 1913 and how this would change in the lead up to a multilateral monetary framework.

The most obvious point is a changing role for the Federal Reserve.  In a multilateral world it will no longer be required to serve the function as an international central bank providing access to a reserve asset. The Fed will be transformed to focus on domestic concerns while the international mandates begin to transition to an institution like the International Monetary Fund and the SDR asset.

In the 2015 post on the Fed I referenced something called the Centennial Monetary Commission which was tasked with defining changes to the Federal Reserve’s roles and responsibilities.  This study has now been completed and the recommendations are being made.

This is very big news and completely in line with what Trump has been promising in his election speeches. But let us look at the chart for the Fed to see if we can spot this big change.  Notice that Pluto is transiting opposite the Ascendant-Mars conjunction in the Fed’s chart. This is a rare and extremely important transit.

In his essay Pluto Ascendant Aspect: Becoming A Different Person, Hiroki Niizato explains how a transit of Pluto to the Ascendant can change us completely:

Ascendant is our persona – the mask we wear and show to the world. Because it always opposes the Descendant (the 7th house cusp), Ascendant represents what others will see and identify as our unique personality. Transit or Natal Pluto conjunct, square or opposite Ascendant can suggest the need for the mask to break at one point, so that a different identity can emerge, perhaps one that reflects more of our inner truth.

Pluto’s opposition to radix Mars often show up as external circumstances that block us making it impossible to proceed in the reckless direction that we have been heading. Since the crisis of 2007-8, the Fed has been pursuing a reckless monetary policy that has had disastrous consequences for the US and the world economy [1].

Saturn-Neptune & Trump’s Immigration Order

President Trump signed on Friday (Jan.27) an executive order that severely restricts immigration from seven Muslim countries, suspends all refugee admission for 120 days, and bars all Syrian refugees indefinitely. The order has been widely criticized and praised—but it led to massive protests at several airports across the country where people with valid documentation were detained. Legal challenges against those detentions were successful. The administration’s response Sunday only made the situation more unclear.  

In this post we attempt to look at the US Sibly solar return chart to understand the reason behind Trump’s order on immigration. Notice that the current Sibly solar return has a Saturn-Neptune square straddling the horizon axis implying that the meaning of the square is going to be significant for the US in 2016-17. The following extract from Astrobarry describes the dynamics of the square.

What's so great about Neptune in Pisces is its unrivalled capacity to arouse greater empathy, compassion, and spiritual understanding for the infinite varieties in which life-force can be expressed. Neptune in Pisces appreciates us all simply for existing, never demanding we fulfill particular expectations or hit certain benchmarks in order to be deemed worthy. This world is necessarily comprised not only of saints and stars and success-stories, but also of the deeply troubled, the ill, the unwise and unkind, the seemingly evil. Still, Neptune in Pisces shuns no one, honoring the ever-gushing river of suffering which weaves through our lives… and sometimes carries us into untoward or destructive behavior.

The clash between Saturn and Neptune, then, asks us to reduce our unfathomable field of endless possibilities (Neptune) to cut-and-dry choices between this and that (Saturn)… and to consequently limit the influence whatever we don't choose holds over our lives. We must willingly put blinders on, not so we may ignore the rest of the universe but simply in order to aim us along on our self-selected journey. Otherwise, it's too easy to get distracted or overwhelmed by the psychic vastness of everyone and everything else—the need, the hurt, the hope, the intoxication—and end up losing our way.
Saturn in Sagittarius now aims to curtail the Neptune excesses in our lives. Too much Neptune saps us of personal will, so sensitive we become to others' disadvantages or distresses that we give too much of ourselves in our attempt to be their savior, and go down along with their sinking ship rather than any lives being saved.

Practically speaking, this Saturn-Neptune square forces us to acknowledge where our wishful thinking, overly idealistic attitude, or self-deluding naiveté has muddled our decision-making. We cannot effectively head a certain direction as long as we're also clinging to motivation-depleting habits, energy-sucking relationships, tortured souls we're trying to rescue, pie-in-the-sky notions about work or money, or unhealthy familial patterns which inaccurately define us, holding us back.
But this act of drawing a firm boundary between past enmeshments and a brighter future of our choosing can feel like a heartless betrayal on our part, as we turn our backs on people, beliefs, or behaviors we once cherished.

If we now progress the solar return chart angles to Jan. 27, when Trump signed the immigration order, we find that the Saturn-Neptune square aligns with the angles on that day!

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Growing up a prisoner in a cult

Katy Morgan-Davies spent the first 30 years of her life imprisoned by a cult in south London. The sect was run by her father. He never let her go to school or speak to other children and forbade her from seeing a doctor when she was ill. Then one day in 2013, she escaped.  Jan.27

The astrology behind the story was covered in a previous blogpost[1]. Here we are only interested in understanding why it is in the news now. To do this we look at the chart of the New Moon of Jan. 28 at London.

 Notice that the New Moon is placed significantly on the IC and resides amongst the stars of Capricorn, the goat, Aquila the eagle and those of Indus.  Aquila is a bird of prey so that this constellation often refers to tyrants and dictators. Besides, in ancient Orphic and Platonic doctrine Capricornus was heaven’s gate so that  there is deep feeling for religion and with Aquila a tendency to religious absolutism. Resonating to the same theme is the constellation Indus.  About Indus, Nick Fiorenza adds that  is the world of the shaman, it is  ceremonial and passionate but it can quickly degenerate into fanaticism and obsession.

Finally, we notice that the Jupiter-Uranus (lucky break) opposition aligned with the horizon. Uranus [20ar] is conjunct the stars zeta Andromeda, the chained Princess and Baten Kaitos of Cetus, in the belly of the Sea Monster. Diana Rosenberg links these stars to events where people find themselves broken on the rocks of life and yet it is also an area of great breakthroughs and transformation when people pull through often ending up with a sense of personal destiny.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Chinese man cycles 500km in wrong direction to get home

A man hoping to cycle home cross-country for Chinese New Year realised 30 days into his trip that he had been travelling in the wrong direction. The young migrant worker from China was aiming for his home in Qiqihar, Heilongjiang province, after setting off from Rizhao - over 1,700km away. But he was stopped by traffic police 500km off course, in the central Chinese province of Anhui. When they found out, the police paid for a train ticket to get him home. The man had set off from Rizhao, in Shandong province, in December.  Jan. 25

The young migrant worker had set off on his journey from Rizhao just a few days before the New Moon of December 29, 2016. This  New Moon was placed amongst the stars of the Sagittarius, the Archer.

Sagittarius has always been a sign associated with shooting for far off goals. An arrow is shot with a bow.

Aiming for far away goals can be literal or figurative. For our Chinese migrant worker it was literal, he was prepared to undertake a long journey home. Also notice that the New Moon is conjunct Mercury (journeys) and opposite the TNP Hades (mistakes). So he set off in the wrong direction!
If we now progress the New Moon chart to January 25, the date of the news, the progressed Ascendant  triggers the Mercury-Hades opposition…which is possibly close to the date he discovers his mistake. Astrologers believe that the ascendant signifies a person's awakening to new consciousness, in the same way that the Sun's appearance on the eastern horizon signifies the dawn of a new day.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Germany's War against Free Speech

It seems that all ideas suspected of being "populist" -- or simply those ideas without the blessing of the elites -- will now be banned in Germany. This restriction applies to criticism of the government (especially regarding immigration and energy policies), of the EU, of Islam, of government officials and of the media. As in communist dictatorships, the more obvious the failings of the government, the more aggressively the establishment attacks those who speak out about them. Jan. 24

In  the mundane horoscope of Germany [1], transit Saturn squares radix Mercury in the third house which rules the press and all means  of disseminating news and information.

Mercury conjoins the star Benetnasch. About this star Nick Fiorenza writes:

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

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

In addition, Saturn acting on Mercury is authority suppressing information.

Friday, 20 January 2017

The Astrology of Trump’s Inauguration

Donald Trump has taken his first steps as president, signing an executive order which targets the signature health care reforms of his predecessor. His proclamation ordered agencies to ease the economic burden of the laws known as Obamacare. In Friday's inaugural address he pledged to put "America first" and to end the "American carnage" of abandoned factories and rampant crime.

The inauguration of Donald Trump as the President takes place just after the Last Quarter Moon. The Last Quarter Moon occurs on January 19.  A chart for the Moon phase at Washington shows the luminaries prominently placed with respect to the horizon axis. The Moon lies amongst the legs of the Virgin and under the auspices of Bootes.

In his essay, The Astronomical Truth of the Virgin, Nick Fiorenza writes:

In our stellar image, Boötes is holding off the fallen religious-political authoritarian global powers (articulated by nearby Benatnasch, the tip of the tail of the Great Bear, Ursa Major) who claim to be the intermediaries between God and man, and who wish to manipulate evolutionary affairs. Boötes is creating and ensuring a proper energy environment for a safe and pure birth / and subsequent capacity for ascension of the soul out of re-incarnational entrapment.

The Jupiter-Uranus alignment with the meridian is offering a fortunate opportunity to break away from the past. In this configuration Jupiter [23li] is conjunct the stars Spica of Virgo and Archturus of Bootes.

Boötes / Archturus stands against the fallen corrupt powers of Benatnasch who have demonstrated the inability over and again to ensure such evolutionary fulfillment, with the continual destruction of the peoples of the Earth, and typical catastrophic outcomes. The body of Boötes stands between this pure lucida of the Virgin, while blocking the manipulations of corrupt Benatnasch and their diversionary tactics.

Further confirming that Donald Trump is indeed the chosen one, we find that he is currently going through a Jupiter return with his radix Jupiter[17li] in  alignment with  Jupiter[23li] and the IC[17li] of the LQ Moon phase chart. (Jupiter is also transiting trine his radix Sun [22ge]).

Since we are on the subject of Donald Trump’s chart, it would be appropriate here to note that his current major solar arc direction is progressed Sun conjunct Ascendant [29le58] and the star Algieba [28le58]. About Algieba and the other stars in the Lion’s head, Nick Fiorenza writes:

The Lion faces west, with its head looking over into sidereal Cancer, with Algieba (the mane), Adhafera (on the crest of the mane), Rasalas (the crown), and Algenubi (the eye) all composing the Lion's head. The star Subra, just south of the ecliptic and on the Cancer-Leo cusp, is the Lion's paw buried in the desert sand. Regulus (at 5° Leo) is considered the Heart or Essence of the Lion, which conjoins Algieba.

The stars forming the Head of the Lion embody the wisdom of the Lion. They express in eloquence, beauty and nobleness. Adhafera and Al Jabhah articulate the wisdom and mind of the Lion, the Lion’s persona and how the Lion thinks—perhaps with a sense of aloneness yet with audacious and undaunted confidence, and with genuine pride.

Algenubi, Eye of the Lion, is of vision to break new trail. Rasalas, the crown imparts extraordinary accomplishment. These are stars of visionaries, explorers, pioneers, and adventurers with little interest or contentment to merely fit in with those performing on the worldly stage. These people seek to go beyond the norm in accomplishment. They are undaunted in the face of perilous explorations and are proud to demonstrate it. These are trailblazers, those willing to leave the comfort of mass-consensus, who are self-reliant to step forth into unexplored territory, the ones who seek a better way to live and are able to envision new horizons, those who seek to discover new possibilities waiting to be realized.

Readers will easily recognize the qualities mentioned above in Donald Trump (the Lion’s mane being physically the most obvious).  Can there be any doubt that he is, in a sense, the chosen one!

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Celebrity Bear Debuts at Finnish Art Gallery

Earlier this week, an art gallery in the Finnish capital Helsinki swung open its doors and invited art connoisseurs to a collection of works by an unconventional artist: namely, a 17-year-old brown bear named Juuso who weighs over half a ton (nearly 500 kg). The exhibition in the Rupla art gallery in Helsinki features eleven original works and a number of impressions and is called "Strong and Soft Brushstrokes." In reality, Juuso makes use of his natural talent and especially his paws as brushes. Some of the paintings still boast traces of the bear's fur.  Jan. 19

The news about  Juuso comes during the Disseminating Moon phase of Jan. 16. A chart drawn for the Moon phase at Helsinki is shown here. On the MC is the star Dubhe of the Great Bear while exactly conjunct the Ascendant in declination is the star Spica, the determinant star of the Indian Lunar Mansion Chitra which translates as a painting or work of art!

Italy avalanche

An Italian rescue official has said that a number of people have been killed after a hotel was hit by an avalanche, apparently triggered by an earthquake on Wednesday. Rescuers battled overnight to reach the hotel close to the Gran Sasso mountain in the Abruzzo region. "There are many deaths," Antonio Crocetta, the head of a mountain rescue team, was quoted as saying. Up to 30 people were in the Rigopiano hotel at the time of the avalanche.  Jan. 19

Cardinal ingresses of the Sun are considered among the important events in mundane astrology. The incident has occurred just four days after the Sun entered sidereal Capricorn. A chart for the Capingress drawn for the co-ordinates of the Rigopiano hotel is shown here. Notice that it places the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square on the angles with Pluto on the IC.

Richard Tarnas associates Uranus-Pluto with “the unleashing of the elemental forces of nature in various senses”. This would include volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, landslides, cave-ins, tornadoes and hurricanes, tsunamis and floods etc so that an earthquake followed by an avalanche fits here.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Prison Sentence

U.S. President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents. The White House says Manning is one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama is shortening. Manning is more than six years into a 35-year sentence for leaking classified government and military documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Her sentence is now set to expire May 17. She was known as Bradley Manning at the time of her 2010 arrest and attempted suicide twice last year. Chase Strangio, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union's LGBT Project who has been representing Manning, said he was "relieved and thankful" that the president commuted the decades-long sentence. Jan.17

A chart for the Last Quarter Moon phase of Jan. 19 drawn for Washington, DC  has the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square straddling the meridian axis. The  cardinal T-square between Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto is the biggest astrological influence through the first three-quarters of '17. Jupiter which is traveling through the zodiac zone between Uranus-Pluto is essentially serving  as an emissary that's reconnecting Uranus and Pluto and reviving the energy of their square.

Uranus-Pluto represent the archetypal clash: courageous/warrior-like actions of individuals on behalf of the people's liberties (Uranus in Aries) vs. an intensification/consolidation of power by institutional structures facing threats to their authority (Pluto in Capricorn).

The participation of a third planetary player-Jupiter in Libra is adding a distinct voice to the ongoing discussion between Uranus and Pluto. Jupiter in Libra holds the promise of enhancing our capacity to  advocate for fairness over domination. Some keyphrases for Jupiter-Uranus provided by Martha Wescott are relevant in the present context:

Jupiter-Uranus: to experience a release from tension and to feel fortunate due to a change or sudden event; a shift in attitudes.

All of this certainly applies to Chelsea Manning. Shown here is her horoscope [1] in the draconic zodiac. Notice that the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square straddles her natal Sun-Uranus square. More specifically with natal Uranus in the 12th house, the Jupiter action is referring to fortunate release from imprisonment.

Abolish the CIA

Every American who looks at the CIA objectively or in a balanced way and judges it by any number of criteria, such as moral, legal and pragmatic, should reach the conclusion that the CIA should be abolished. JFK wanted to break it into a million pieces. Trump is right to dismiss its intelligence reports about DNC hacking. The CIA war on Trump shows us immediately that the CIA is a rogue organization within the U.S. government and a severe threat to America.  The CIA is an internal threat to the rule of law and to the government that it supposedly serves. Senator Schumer acknowledges the CIA’s unbridled power, its subversive power, its power to undermine even a president, especially one that wishes to control or alter the organization.  Jan.16

The horoscope of the CIA is provided by Astro-Databank [1].  The interaction of  the asteroid Arachne on the MC with Atlantis on the Ascendant describes the organization perfectly – a network of spies! [2]

ARACHNE: creation of intrigue and entanglement; entrapment; network.
ATLANTIS: invasions of privacy; access to inside or confidential information; abuse of resources.

Transit Pluto is currently square the Ascendant. Ascendant is our persona – the mask we wear and show to the world. Transit Pluto square the  Ascendant can suggest the need for the mask to break at one point, so that a different identity can emerge, perhaps one that reflects more of our inner truth. It is a time when our identity goes through an empowering transformation, in effect making us a different person. Steven Forrest describes this transit as a “season of unmasking”.

Usually, when we are going through a powerful Pluto transit, the cosmos will send our way someone who will rip off our false mask. In this case Donald Trump appears to have been given that task. How can we tell? Well for one thing, his current solar arc Pluto [17li] is conjunct the CIA Ascendant so he is sort of chosen to perform the Pluto job of unmaking the CIA or cutting it to size!

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Full Moon Wake Brings Air and Boat accidents

A Turkish cargo plane from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 32 people, most of them on the ground, say officials. The Boeing 747 crashed into homes near Manas airport, about 25km (15 miles) north of the capital, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz government said. At least 15 buildings were damaged and a number of children are reported to have been among those killed. The flight was making a stopover in Manas en route to Istanbul in Turkey.  Jan 16

On 14 January 2017, a boat carrying more than 40 passengers capsized in the Ganges in the Indian city of Patna, Bihar, killing 24 people. The boat was about to reach the bank when it capsized. The boat was returning from a kite-flying festival on an island in the middle of the Ganges, as part of the Makar Sankranti celebration in the city of Patna. The small boat, which was overloaded with passengers was about to reach the bank when it capsized. The boat's capacity was 30 people, but estimates from local officials placed its actual load at 40 to 50.

Two accidents, one air and the other boat, can be traced to the ripples created in space-time continuum by the powerful Full Moon of Jan.12. Notice that the charts for the Full Moon at both the places are identical with the Full Moon Cross straddling the horizon axis. When looking at any chart with a complex configuration we need to remember that energies can manifest just as themselves, in combinations with one, two, three or more energies. With this in mind let us look at each accident in turn.

Turkish Air Accident

Uranus-Pluto in the Full Moon square can manifest as “sudden accidents” (Ebertin). With Sun on the descendant is the asteroid Icarus that is linked to aircrafts or flights. So it is easy to spot an aircrash in the chart.

Patna Boat Accident

While Uranus-Pluto is still referring to a “sudden accident” here some other energies are combining to produce a boat accident. Uranus is conjunct the star Baten Kaitos in the constellation of Cetus, the Sea-Monster often found in ship wrecks and water related disasters. On the Ascendant is the star Pollux, beta Geminorum which in ancient China was part of the asterism Pe Ho, the Northern River. So essentially all the elements are in place for a boat accident too.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Frozen Fox preserved in block of ice

A hunter in Germany has displayed a fox which froze inside a block of ice to warn people of the dangers of the icy Danube river. The fox is thought to have fallen into the river and drowned before quickly freezing. Franz Stehle put the animal on display outside his family's hotel in Fridingen, on the upper reaches of the Danube. Jan. 13

The strange news of a frozen fox comes just a day after the Jan.12 Full Moon which is aligned with the meridian at Fridingen forming a Grand Cross with Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto.

On the MC [23cp] is the star 1 Vulpecula [25cp] in the constellation of the Fox [1]! The Full Moon itself [22cn] is conjunct the star Pollux, beta Geminorum which in ancient China was part of the asterism Pe Ho, the Northern River. Finally we note that trine the MC is the TNP Admetus which among others stands for literal cold [2], here Ice!!

To complete the picture, on the MC is the asteroid Icarus conjunct Pluto square Uranus. In his Combination of Stellar Influences among the various expressions of Uranus-Pluto Ebertin lists: “daring and also foolhardiness, the tendency to strive for new things”. And the asteroid Icarus is delineated by Martha Wescott [2] as under:

ICARUS: Escapes that are careless of consequences; desire to “get outta’ here;” the fast break impulse; attraction to speed, danger or risk.

So in the essence, the fox was careless and bit off more than he could chew!! Might there be a symbolic message here?

Friday, 13 January 2017

Israel and Palestinians squabble over Paris conference

A forthcoming conference (Jan. 15) in Paris aiming to explore ways to restart long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts has placed leaders from the two sides at odds. At least 72 countries are due to attend the conference on Sunday in the French capital in an effort to lay an international framework for a two-state solution between the Palestinians and Israel. But while the Palestinian side has welcomed the French initiative, the Israelis rejected it and refused to play any role in the meeting.

The Paris conference takes place just after the Jan. 12 Full Moon. A chart for the Full Moon at Paris has the luminaries aligned with the meridian and forming a Grand Cross with Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto. Evolutionary astrologer Rose Marcus’ explanation of the Uranus-Pluto dynamics is relevant in our present context.

Just as the rock that forms over great lengths of time, by the time the evolutionary journey has advanced to Capricorn’s third quarter position around the zodiacal wheel, the conditioning patterns and the realities it has created have crystallized to such a degree that consciousness is primarily resistant and largely impenetrable. At this latter stage of the twelve-fold cycle, preservation is paramount for the Capricorn archetype. Considering that which has been established has required great labor over a great length of time, Capricorn will place substantial value (angularity to Libra) onto what it has built, and therefore it is heavily invested in maintaining itself.

When the cardinal Capricorn archetype is animated by transit, a new level of preservation is ignited, which results in intensified action directed to re-secure control. Capricorn’s first impulse is to resist, mistrust, or reject anything new. New initiatives (instigated by the angularity of Aries creative impulse) can be initially assessed as confronting, threatening, and even hostile to the structures and status quo that have been previously established.

The natural friction between Pluto’s transformative process and Capricorn’s barricading impulse facilitates an energy exchange between the two. When that which Capricorn has held in check, (i.e. that which it has regulated, contained, guarded, inhibited, suppressed, or resisted) is released, it is done with great force. It can be radically so when extreme Uranus in Aries squares destructive Pluto in Capricorn. This duo is most formidable, eruptive, disruptive, and explosive of all planetary combinations.

Marking an essential restructuring phase for the collective soul and for individual evolution too, Pluto’s transit through Capricorn brings the conditioned consciousness and all of its manifestations to a maturation peak. Pluto’s transformative mandate will serve to create a progressively reordered state of existence itself. Countries, borders, and geography will be significantly and forever altered; so too, the political, economic, cultural, and societal standards that regulate common everyday life.
How an individual or a collective will respond to its evolution is in direct correlation to its state of consciousness and the workings of its free will. When consciousness is fearfully anchored, (Capricorn resisting Aries) the foundation is fragile and insecure, therefore the new is met with struggle. When consciousness is securely anchored, (Aries resourcing from Capricorn) the past becomes a solid foundation to build from and the new becomes the supportive and revitalizing tool of progress and positive evolutionary advance.

With Jupiter-Uranus, the resonances of expansive and mobilizing Jupiter and those of forward-orientated Uranus can synthesize quite well and produce a fulfilling and beneficent outcome. They stimulate optimism and faith in the future and opportunity for development and expansion. It is therefore likely that we may see a breakthrough in the long running Israel-Palestine problem.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Hungarian camerawoman who kicked migrants sentenced

A Hungarian camerawoman who was filmed kicking or tripping up migrants near the Hungary-Serbia border has been sentenced to three years probation for disorderly conduct. Petra Laszlo was filming refugees in September 2015 as they broke through a police cordon. She was captured kicking two people as they fled, including a young girl. Later she appeared to trip a man carrying a child. She says she will appeal. Judge Illes Nanasi said Laszlo's behaviour "ran counter to societal norms" and rejected her defence lawyer's argument that she was trying to protect herself. She appeared in Szeged District Court hearing via video link and occasionally broke into tears. She said she had received death threats since the incident and that had been subjected to a "hate campaign".  Ja.12

The Szeged District Court judgement was delivered just a day after the Full Moon. On January 12, the Sun also completed a square to Jupiter just a few hours before the Full Moon. A chart for the Sun-Jupiter square drawn for Szeged brings Sun-Moon-Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto Grand Cross to the meridian implying that this was one place where its energy was being fully felt.

The combination of Uranus and Pluto serve to advance major social, cultural, political, scientific, and technological breakthroughs. Whenever Uranus and Pluto come together in any hard aspect we witness a period of increased societal unrest, during which issues of human rights and social welfare are addressed. On the mental plane, the revolutionizing influence of Uranus liberates the crystallized consciousness (Capricorn) and the structural realities that underlie modern societies and modern life. Eventually we  learn to shift from a consciousness that is primarily defined by a false sense of separateness and that pits one against another. The presence of Jupiter in the mix advocates for fairness in all human relationships. It is time to embrace compassion, love, and inclusion, rather than hate and fear.

The stars that form the backdrop to the Moon [18cn] in the Grand Cross add further clarity to the picture. Here the Moon is conjunct lambda Pollux [19cn] in Pollux’s right hand which holds a club. Castor and Pollux are Twins. Diana Rosenberg writes, “there are racial issues here (including theories of race superiority) and issues of brotherhood vs intolerance, hatred and coldness; “macho” brutality vs compassion. The less evolved are impatient, intolerant, bad tempered and unscrupulous; some are downright cruel. Under the influence of tropical Cancer they tend to be conservative, reluctant to accept change; longing for a return to traditional values, they are protective of all that has gone before”.

But paradoxically also here is the star nu Puppis [17cn]of  the Celestial Ship Argo. This brings in a  conflict between the Cancerian need for security and the adventurousness of the Twins often referred to as Argonauts. This implies that there are choices to be made between attempting to conserve existing cultures, values and mores or being open to new attitudes. Notice how elegantly the problem mentioned in the news is highlighted by  the intolerant photographer Lazlo (Pollux with club) possibly angry at the danger of erosion of Hungarian values  and the immigrants (Argo) bringing in new values.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Giant sinkhole swallows two cars in Pennsylvania

Two vehicles were swallowed up by a giant sinkhole caused by a water main break in Fishtown. Officials say the 6-inch main broke around 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of Boston Street. Neighbors say they woke up to water rushing into their basements, low presser and some spilling out of pipe covers on the sidewalks. The break caused a large section of street to collapse, and two SUVs that were parked along the road went into the hole. "I just heard a really like a really loud bang. It startled me, woke me up from my sleep." "It sounded like a bunch of snow falling off a roof almost."

Readers will be aware that the Sun was conjunct Pluto on Saturday, January 7. Just a day later, the Moon’s waxing Gibbous phase highlighted the -Uranus-Pluto-Admetus configuration placing the Sun-Pluto conjunction on the IC at Fishtown. The IC represents the “ground” or “earth” as does the TNP Admetus.

Richard Tarnas associates Uranus-Pluto with “the unleashing of the elemental forces of nature in various senses”. This would include volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, landslides, cave-ins, tornadoes and hurricanes, tsunamis and floods etc. But more specifically, the following key phrases from Martha Wescott for Uranus-Admetus identifies the issue perfectly:

Uranus-Admetus: Changes and tensions “at the core” (of the earth, of the foundation, of the person;) internal shaking and sudden cramping; eruption of long held tension; accidents that deal with falls, holes or depressions in the land.

Against the Tyranny of the So-Called Experts

America’s elite – that collection of puffed up mediocrities who until recently held the undisputed command of the heights of our politics and culture – is in crisis. Its unbroken track record of failure has finally stirred the rest of America from its coma. The normals are now hella woke, and the elitists are being hella rejected. Unused to accountability, the elite is in a tizzy over the way people are not only blaming it for its myriad failures but are taking concrete steps to restrict its power. It’s not just electing Donald Trump. It’s ignoring the media, ignoring Hollywood stars, and ignoring the cabal of “experts” who presume to tell us how to live.  Jan.9

In his book Primer of Sidereal Astrology, Cyril Fagan has discussed the use of both the solar quotidian and the PSSR method to progress the angles of charts[1]. This time tested technique of making mundane charts speak to us about real life events appears to have been forgotten by most astrologers.

To explain the above news, we start with the current New Moon chart drawn for Los Angeles, CA where Kurt Schlichter, the author of the article resides. The New Moon [8cp] was placed in the 4th  opposite the TNPs Kronos-Hades in the 10th

Progressing the New Moon chart by the PSSR method to Jan.9   brings the meridian to an alignment with the New Moon-Hades-Kronos axis  thereby triggering it. So what can we expect. For that we look at the meaning of Kronos-Hades [2].

HADES: Disgust/distaste; debilitation or deterioration; “messy” situations.

KRONOS: Authoritative positions; questioning of competency; governmental leaders; events through people in the public eye.

Together the combination means that people are disgusted with “experts” who have actually made mistakes and created a messy situation. Now isn’t this exactly what the article cited above is about!

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani dies

Iran's ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a dominant figure in the country's politics since the 1980s, has died at the age of 82, media say.Mr Rafsanjani had suffered a heart attack, the reports said. Jan.8

The passing away of an important Iranian politician can be seen in the chart for the last lunar eclipse drawn for Tehran. Notice that the eclipse Moon is placed in the 10th house. H.S. Green links an eclipse in this house with the death of leaders. The eclipse luminaries form a T-square with Mars on the descendant. Mars is placed in Sagittarius, a sign that rules clergy. Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was an important member of the Islamic Revolution brought about by  Ayatollah Khomeini, whose close follower he became. His political party was known as the  Combatant Clergy Association (Mars in Sagittarius!).

If we now progress the eclipse chart to Jan.8, the date of the news, notice that the eclipse reaches the horizon axis and is thereby triggered. 

Friday, 6 January 2017

The straight A student who dropped out of university

Billy Willson received a 4.0 grade point average, the equivalent to straight A's, for his first semester at Kansas State University. He decided that it would also be his last.
In a strongly worded Facebook post, Willson uploaded a photograph of himself standing outside the university's sign, holding his middle finger up to it. In the accompanying text he wrote:
"YOU ARE BEING SCAMMED. You may not see it today or tomorrow, but you will see it some day," he wrote.
"You are being put thousands into debt to learn things you will never even use. Wasting 4 years of your life to be stuck at a paycheck that grows slower than the rate of inflation. Paying $200 for a $6 textbook."  Jan 6

The news comes at the First Quarter Moon of  Jan.5. A chart for the Moon phase at Manhattan, Kansas, the location of the University campus is shown here. We notice that the Sun with Pluto is placed in the 9th house which is connected to universities and higher learning as well as our belief system. The Moon with Uranus is in the 12th house linked to bondage or in its higher aspect liberation…in this case from a limited belief system (9th house).

Beliefs are formulated from past experience. When we adhere to beliefs as facts rather than use them as steppingstones we place limits upon ourselves that keep us from becoming something greater than we can currently conceive.

Moreover, the First Quarter Moon is conjunct the star Alpheratz, alpha (α) Andromeda in the Chained Woman's head.The story of Andromeda symbolizes  our need to break free from the human mold, from the genetic, cultural, and personal conditioning of our lives. The star  Alpheratz represents the stage of becoming  free from the human psycho-emotional drama, or accepting a sentence of bondage not rightfully ours.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Hannity Now Believes Every Word Assange Says

Fox News is set to air the first part of an interview Tuesday night between Sean Hannity and Julian Assange, who Hannity has said in the past should be arrested for "waging war" against the United States. “I believe every word he says,” Hannity told his Fox News colleague Bill Hemmer Tuesday morning, defending the WikiLeaks founder against criticism that he published documents that U.S. intelligence officials say were stolen by Russian-backed hackers in order to benefit President-elect Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Hannity addressed the about-face in the interview with Hemmer Tuesday. "Look, I was a very early critic of him. He’s well aware that I thought he was waging war on the United States. My opinion on it has evolved in large part because of what I have seen that he has done in ten years. Nothing he has published has ever been proven false," Hannity said. "Nobody’s even questioned the veracity or truthfulness of what he’s doing."  January 3

Sean Patrick Hannity (born December 30, 1961, New York) is an American radio and television host, author, and conservative political commentator. He is the host of The Sean Hannity Show, a nationally syndicated talk radio show that airs throughout the United States [1].

Shown here is Hannity’s noon chart. Notice that transit Pluto is conjunct natal Mercury [17cp] and square TNP Poseidon [16li]. The delineation for this combination is  “mental metamorphosis; a radical change in one’s ideas”. So what has triggered this combination now? It is the passage of transit Sun over Mercury  taking place now that has brought about a change of mind.

Dementia rates 'higher near busy roads'

People who live near major roads have higher rates of dementia, research published in the Lancet suggests. As many as 11% of dementia cases in people living within 50m of a major road could be down to traffic, the study suggests. The researchers, who followed nearly 2m people in Canada over 11 years, say air pollution or noisy traffic could be contributing to the brain's decline. UK dementia experts said the findings needed probing but were "plausible".Nearly 50 million people around the world have dementia. However, the causes of the disease, that robs people of their memories and brain power, are not understood. The study in the Lancet followed nearly two million people in the Canadian province of Ontario, between 2001 and 2012. The analysis suggests 7-11% of dementia cases within 50m of a major road could be caused by traffic.Dr Hong Chen, from Public Health Ontario and one of the report authors, said: "Increasing population growth and urbanisation have placed many people close to heavy traffic, and with widespread exposure to traffic and growing rates of dementia, even a modest effect from near-road exposure could pose a large public health burden. January 5

Eclipses continue to create events long after they are gone. To understand this news we go back to the last solar eclipse chart drawn for Toronto, Ontaria. The eclipse fell in tropical Virgo – a sign linked to matters connected with health and illness. Notice that the eclipse T-square is anchored by aspects to the meridian. Saturn as the apex of the T-square is not only the ruler of the 6th house which rules “public health issues” but is also conjunct the medical asteroid Hygiea. In addition Saturn is quincunx the MC which is itself conjunct the asteroid Memoria. Put together the eclipse chart is highlighting public health issues that affect memory and brain power.

Additionally, on the IC is the star Nusakan, beta Corona Borealis, the Crown which Diana Rosenberg links to head ailments and insanity.

If  we now progress the eclipse chart to Jan. 5, the date of the news, we find progressed MC triggering the eclipse T-square on that date!

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Titanic sank due to enormous uncontrollable fire

The sinking of the RMS Titanic may have been caused by an enormous fire on board, not by hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic, experts have claimed, as new evidence has been published to support the theory. More than 1,500 passengers lost their lives when the Titanic sank on route to New York from Southampton in April 1912. While the cause of the disaster has long been attributed to the iceberg, fresh evidence has surfaced of a fire in the ship’s hull, which researchers say burned unnoticed for almost three weeks leading up to the collision. While experts have previously acknowledged the theory of a fire on board, new analysis of rarely seen photographs has prompted researchers to blame the fire as the primary cause of the ship’s demise. Dec. 2

With a Mars-Neptune conjunction taking place in the heavens, like the Indonesian ferry accident yesterday,  we  once again have news that relates to a disaster at sea.  A chart for the current New Moon at London, where the news comes from, is shown here. Notice that the ongoing Jupiter-Zeus-Uranus-Pluto T-square straddles the meridian with Mars-S.Node-Neptune also in hard aspect to the MC. The TNP Zeus, among other things, is linked to fires. Conjunct Uranus (also in the fire sign Aries) and the IC (4th house cusp)  is the star Baten Kaitos, zeta Ceti, [22ar07]  in the Sea Monster’s belly. Baten Kaiotos is one of the most frequently found stars involved in shipwrecks [1]. The fourth house rules history or things from the past so we are discovering (Jupiter-Uranus brings about scientific discoveries) the true cause of the sinking of the Titanic.

The Mars-S.Node-Neptune conjunction is  contained in the Arabic lunar mansion Sa'd al-Akhbiyah. This lunar mansion often referred to as the Lucky Star of Hidden Things was associated with a lucky find.  Since the South Node also references the past, with Mars-Neptune we have  the possibility of a weakened (Neptune) ship hull (Mars rules iron)  resulting from a fire being  discovered as the real hidden cause of the Titanic disaster.

[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana K. Rosenberg [ v.1, p.98]

Ferry catches fire off Jakarta

Jakarta: Twenty-three people have been killed and at least 17 have been injured after a fire on board a ferry on the way to one of Indonesia's Thousand Islands, a popular tourist getaway for Jakartans, on New Year's Day. The Zahro Express, which was heading to Tidung Island, caught on fire at 9.42am on January 1 after leaving Muara Angke Port in North Jakarta. Thousand Islands police spokesman Ferry Budiharso said the number of casualties was at 23.  Dec. 1

 Mars-Neptune make an exact conjunction on December 1. One manifestation of the aspect is an accident at sea. A chart drawn for 9:42 am at Jakarta has the combination rising on the eastern horizon suggesting its role in the unfortunate event.