Friday, 31 March 2017

Trump Dumps US Plan to Topple Mideast States

WASHINGTON  – On Friday (March 31), White House spokesperson Sean Spicer said the United States should accept the political reality with respect to Assad and focus on eliminating Daesh, outlawed in Russia. “The US policy going back to 2001 according to WikiLeaks has been the neoconservative fascist modeled plan of people like Richard Perle and Michael Ledeen to create the greatest chaos and catastrophe with the greatest human cost possible in Syria,” Pierce said on Friday. US President Donald Trump’s decision not to focus on toppling Syrian President Bashar Assad marks the end of a 16-year-long master plan to effect regime change across the Middle East, former US Army Major Todd Pierce told Sputnik.

The announcement of a major change in the direction of US policy in the Middle East can be traced back to the September 1, 2016 solar eclipse chart drawn for Washington DC.  Notice that the eclipse is anchored to the meridian through harmonious aspects. This implies that it is significant for the place.

The following extract is from Nick Fiorenza’s post  on the eclipse entitled, “New Directions”.

Solar eclipses offer opportunity to redefine concepts of self and the roles we play in the world, or how we articulate ourselves in life. They are about shifting octaves in the nature of our self-perception and self-expression, and addressing issues that keep us from doing so. They can invite a new beginning, way of life, or new way of participating in life.

This New Moon eclipse lies in the midst of the stars of Leo and under the auspices of Thuban of Draco and Alioth of the Great Bear. It also conjoins the stars of the Sextant, and Suhail Velorum of Argo Navis in the very southern heavens.
Thuban of Draco, in the far northern heavens, just north of Alioth of the Great Bear, was Earth’s pole star circa 2800 BCE, a point in Earth’s ~25,000-year “evolutionary cycle of the soul” at which time a turning and fractioning occurred in the hierarchical powers governing Earth. This dramatized the separation between those choosing to fight for a greater evolutionary vision and those wanting to maintain totalitarian control of the Earth.

Thuban's eminence in our celestial sphere demands we take responsibility for our past-future experience throughout our sojourn on Earth, especially for the destructive or disrupting use of power.

Alioth of Ursa Major, star of personal free will, conjoins Thuban. Alignments with Alioth teach us responsible use of free will and that our personal actions can alter the evolutionary currents that create our souls’ evolutionary destiny. Alioth stimulates the use of personal will and our need to initiate personal action.
South of the Lion is the Sextant. The primary stars are Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Sextans. The sextant is a navigational instrument used to determine the vertical position (angular distance) of the sun, moon or stars from the horizon to determine one's position. The Sextant’s stars reveals our need to reassess our position or situation, to reorient ourselves, and to take a new tack toward our goals in life with conscious consideration for the changing evolutionary winds and currents upon which we must navigate. On a basic level this can be in regard to changing our fundamental approach or path in life.

The above extract is self-explanatory . We now present two charts. The first is eclipse chart progressed to Trump’s inauguration as President on Jan. 20 and the second is for Sept. 31 when Sean Spicer made the formal announcement of the change of policy. Notice that eclipse T-square is triggered by the progressed angles in both the charts suggesting that the eclipse is bringing about concrete events in line withe the theme of "New Directions".

Atlanta fire: Highway collapses after blaze

Portrait of Hermes-Mercury, Greco-Roman fresco from Pompeii

A huge fire broke out on an elevated highway in the US city of Atlanta on Thursday evening, causing a large section of it to collapse. Flames leapt several storeys high above the Interstate 85 highway before the collapse at 19:30 local time (23:30 GMT), reports said. Residents said they thought the sun had set early or a storm had arrived because of the thick black smoke. March 31

On Thursday, March 30, Jupiter-Pluto completed an exact square. A chart for the mundane event drawn for Atlanta has Mercury-Uranus-Jupiter-Pluto T-square aligned  with the meridian. Mercury and Uranus on the MC are conjunct stars of Cepheus which are considered fiery by nature. Mercury (Hermes)  was the god of roads and travel[1] so that a road on fire is expected with this combination.


Thursday, 30 March 2017

Ancient chariot and two horse skeletons discovered

Roman charioteer (Auriga) driving a two-horse chariot

An Iron Age chariot and two horse skeletons have been unearthed at a Yorkshire building site. The 2,500-year-old remains have been dubbed by experts as 'highly unusual'. The find is the first of its kind in the last 200 years and one of only 26 ever excavated in the UK.  It has been described as a find of 'international significance'. The peculiar remains were found at a new housing development in Pocklington, East Yorkshire, which has forced planners to hold off on their builds. Archaeologists working on the site say that the remains may link to a strange human burial ritual.  March 30

The chart for the solar eclipse of February 26 at Pocklington, East Yorkshire, is shown here. Notice that it is conjunct Neptune  and  is anchored by hard aspects to the  Jupiter-Uranus (lucky break) opposition on the meridian axis. The eclipse  was conjunct kappa Pegasi, in the forefoot of the Flying Horse Pegasus. The stars here were  part of the asterism Hiu-Liang, in ancient China, which ruled graves, tombs, mausoleums. Also Neptune [10pi]  is conjunct zeta Aquarii [9pi]. This was a star in the Arabic lunar mansion Al Sa'd al Ahbiyah, “The Lucky Star of Hidden Things or Hiding Places”.Further, the eclipse and Neptune are in trine aspect to the TNPs Kronos-Hades which are placed among stars of Auriga, the Charioteer.

Progressing the eclipse chart to March 30 brings the descendant to a conjunction with the eclipse thereby triggering the configuration.

Finally, in passing we note that the Sabian symbol for the eclipse degree [8pi12] is:
PHASE 339: A Jockey Spurs His Horse, Intent On Outdistancing His Rivals [1]


Indian red faces over tallest flag

It was supposed to be a symbol of national pride: the tallest flag in India posted provocatively close to the border with arch-rival Pakistan – so close that media reports boasted it could be seen from as far away as Lahore. But since the tricolour was hoisted to its 110-metre (360ft) position earlier this month, there has proved to be a major hitch: unexpectedly strong gusts have torn the flag so badly it has needed to be replaced four times already. March 30

In the month we are in the lunar cycle and therefore  in the wake of the powerful solar eclipse of February 26. A chart for the eclipse at Amritsar, India from where the news originates, is shown here. The eclipse is at 8 pisces Pisces. For stars in this area Diana Rosenberg has “ long held bitter grievances and actively expressed hatred and prejudice”. But these are stars in the waters pouring from the Urn of the Water Bearer. Here these waters are meant to heal and renew minds and souls. Of course this does not always happen so that the eclipse is a reminder of what needs to be done.

The TNPs Kronos and Hades on the MC  conjoin stars of  the Twins but are also placed in tropical Cancer,  a sign astrologers associate with patriotism and love of country. The Twins are siblings who are often at loggerheads so  that issues of hatred, intolerance and racial bigotry are major concerns under the Twins. Before partition in 1947, India-Pakistan were one country so that the symbol of the Twins applies perfectly.

The Ascendant [5li] is conjunct the star N Velorum. Vela, Latin for the sails of a ship, is a constellation in the southern sky.

 Velum, a sail or veil, from vexillum, is anything flying or moved by the wind, a streamer, a flag, or a banner [1].

The TNP Kronos rules heights or things placed at a great height while Hades is humiliation. The eclipse is semisquare Mars-Uranus [22ar]. In her book “Secrets of the Ancient Skies,” among events under stars conjunct Mars-Uranus [22ar], Diana Rosenberg lists “extreme winds”. The eclipse  is also conjunct the asteroid Niobe which Martha Wescott tells us is about humbling of pride.

So we can see that all the pieces are present in the eclipse chart. If we put them together we have the news.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Lightning bolt kills prophetess in Ghana

Paul Gustave Dore - Jesus Preaching

“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 prophetess, Ewura Esi Amanda, has been struck and killed by lightning at Assin Fosu in the Central Region. Amanda, who is the spiritual leader of the International Christian Bible Church, was struck dead at her house on Sunday, according to a report by the Daily Guide.  The report quoted an eyewitness, Blessing Kwame Mensah, as saying that the incident happened at about 8:30 pm.  According to Mensah, the prophetess, who stayed at Assin Foso Mempasem behind Stroman Preparatory School, did not go to church that fateful Sunday (March 26). He said around 8pm it started raining heavily and the prophetess, who operates a mini mart at her house, was packing her wares into the shop when the lightning struck. March 29

Eclipses are active for a considerable period after their occurrence. Here is a chart for the last lunar eclipse at Assin Foso. Since it occurs on the meridian it is very significant for the place. Notice that the eclipse is anchored to Jupiter-Zeus-Uranus opposition which is part of a T-square with Pluto.

If we progress the eclipse chart to March 26, the T-square arrives on the angles and is thereby triggered. Richard Tarnas links Uranus-Pluto with a sudden release of elemental forces. But more specifically, Jupiter and TNP Zeus are conjunct the stars of Corvus which Diana Rosenberg links to lightning and electrical events. In passing let us also note that Jupiter rules the clergy or those connected with religion and spiritual matters.  Remember that at the core of this T is the long term Uranus-Pluto square, the defining aspect of the decade. Uranus is the planet of mental awakening through shock. Its very nature is disruptive aiming to arouse us from our sleeping state. As an urge in our psyches, Uranus has little respect for the status quo, and none whatsoever for existing power hierarchies. The square is challenging or breaking down hardened structures including religious ones whose vital time has passed. It dredges the depths, brings to the surface what is hidden, dying, sick, or festering, and transforms or transfigures or kills.

Astrology, therefore, does offer a possible reason for this unfortunate event.  In a way the quotation above from Christ in the Gospel of Thomas contains the explanation.

UK triggers Brexit

Britain has officially launched the Brexit process, triggering Article 50 and starting a two-year countdown before the country drops out of the European Union. The historic moment came as a letter signed by Prime Minister Theresa May was delivered to the Brussels office of European Council President Donald Tusk, notifying him of the UK’s intention to leave.

In a previous post [1], I have explained how the last solar eclipse of February 26 is linked to the Brexit process. Readers are urged to go through this post to better understand what follows. The 8th house placement of the eclipse shows a need to accept the loss of elements of life that are no longer fruitful or have served their purpose. Traditional astrology relates the eighth house to crisis, divorce and anguish of mind partly related to financial obligations stemming from separations from partners.
Progressing the eclipse chart to March 29, brings the progressed descendant to a conjunction with the eclipse degree so that this is quite appropriately a date on which the PM announces the triggering of Article 50.

Finally, we present the precession corrected solar return chart for UK (1st Jan 1801; 0:00 hrs London) progressed to March 29. Notice the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square straddling the horizon. Readers may recall that one expression of this T is seeking freedom (Uranus in Aries) from centralized control (Pluto in Capricorn).

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Investment banker commits suicide in NY

A 56-year-old partner at Paulson & Co., who was best known for losing billions of his clients' money to Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme when he ran the Fairfield Greenwich fund of funds, leaped to his death from the luxury Sofitel hotel in midtown Manhattan. Charles W. Murphy was wearing a dark business suit when he plunged to his death from the 24th floor of the 45 W. 44th St. building at around 4:42pm on Monday.

In the last post, we used the sidereal Capricorn ingress chart to explain  the Westinghouse bankruptcy. The same chart applies here and we can see its progression to March 27 at NY brings the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T to the angles. Much the same story. 

But here let us go a step further and examine the chart for the New Moon of March 27 also . Notice that the New Moon is conjunct Venus in the 5th house (stock market speculation) [1] is the apex of a T-square with Saturn-Hades-Kronos. Saturn is placed in the 2nd house which rules money markets. Here the Venus-Saturn square is hinting at financial difficulties. And the 8th house [3] leg Hades-Kronos is referring to the decline and death of a prominent person. The New Moon itself is conjunct the asteroid Lacrimosa linked to death.

The death took place at 4:42 pm. A chart for the moment has the bankruptcy related Jupiter-Pluto square in hard aspect to the MC.

Westinghouse Files For Bankruptcy

International news services now report that Japan’s Toshiba Corporation (9502.T) is preparing to make a chapter 11 bankruptcy filing for its Westinghouse Electric subsidiary as soon as today. For most of our readers this news evokes little surprise. This is merely another chapter of a slow moving financial and accounting train wreck involving nuclear design and construction firm Westinghouse and its troubled Japanese parent, Toshiba. But like an old, leaky garbage scow there is much to clean up in its wake.Westinghouse Electric Company LLC is a US based nuclear power company founded in 1999 offering nuclear products and services to utilities internationally, including nuclear fuel, service and maintenance

Uranus is associated with electricity, invention or innovation while Pluto is power hidden in the depths of the atom so that the combination is linked to nuclear power.  The steep rise of nuclear power plants began at the time of the exact Uranus-Pluto conjunction in 1965-66 [1]. The current first-quarter  square is a crisis for the choices made in the mid sixties. Whenever total change is needed, Pluto reaches into the dark and blasts into our awareness to remove the clog and open the way through utter purging of what once was but can no longer be.

Presented here is the sidereal Capricorn Ingress drawn for Cranberry,Pa where Westinghouse has its headquarters. Notice the significant alignment of the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square with the meridian. Jupiter-Pluto is a combination that Ebertin links with financial bankruptcy. It is therefore no surprise that news comes just as the progressed angles trigger the T-square once again on March 29.

Singapore couple jailed for starving Philippine maid

A Singaporean couple have been jailed for starving their domestic worker from the Philippines, in a case that has shocked the city-state. The woman lost 20kg (44 lbs) - about 40% of her body weight - while working for them, and was given only bread and instant noodles to eat. Her employers received jail sentences of three weeks and three months.Many Singaporeans hire live-in helpers from neighbouring countries, and abuse cases are not uncommon  March 27

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 and eventually arrived at the conclusion that the Capricorn Sidereal Ingress was of primary importance.

Presented here is the current  sidereal Capricorn Ingress chart for Singapore. Notice that the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square straddles the horizon and is therefore significant for the place.  Sun-Pluto on the Ascendant form the apex of the T and are opposite the asteroids Vesta and Atlantis [1].  Under stress aspects, Atlantis does not have the sense to protect its privacy and may accept punishment in connection with work (Vesta).

Progressing, the ingress chart to March 27, the date of the news brings  the Jupiter-Uranus (lucky break) opposition to an alignment 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 finally are able to  breakthrough often achieving freedom from the “chains” of Andromeda.

Brick Laying Robot SAM Makes Masons Obsolete

In the latest installment of our "Dear Bernie" series, posts intended to inform the Vermont Senator about the unintended, negative consequences of minimum wage hikes, we present SAM (Semi-Automated Mason), a brick laying robot designed and engineered by Construction Robotics out of New York.  While SAM can do the work of 6 unionized masons each day, he never requires a break, benefits or a paycheck.   March 28

Of all cardinal ingress charts, the Capricorn Ingress of the Sun is regarded as the master chart of the year. Presented here is the current  sidereal Capricorn Ingress chart for New York. Notice that the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square straddles the meridian and is therefore significant for the place. Sun and Pluto placed in the 6th house form the apex of the T. The 6th house in mundane astrology rules laborers and the working class e.g. the masons here. Opposite the apex is the asteroid Vesta which rules work in general.  Since Ebertin’s  keyphrase for Uranus-Pluto is “collapse of the old order” with Vesta and the 6th house we are looking at the possibility of obsolescence for laborers.  Jupiter-Uranus is about scientific and technological breakthroughs so that this becomes the reason why laborers may become obsolescent.

Progressing the chart to March 28, brings the T-square in alignment with the horizon axis thereby triggering it on the date of the news.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Thousands Of Americans Are Fleeing The Big Cities

Jacob Lawrence: The 'Epic Drama' Of The Great Migration

Why are so many people suddenly moving away from major U.S. cities?  Recently, I wrote about the mass exodus that is happening out of the state of California, but the truth is that what is happening there is just part of a national phenomenon.  The populations of some of our largest cities are steadily shrinking, and many experts are completely mystified by the seismic demographic shifts that we are now witnessing.  Of course there are a whole host of reasons why people would want to move away from huge cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore and Cleveland.  For some families, it simply comes down to wanting a better life for their children.  But as you will see below, there are others that believe that things in this country are about to take an apocalyptic turn, and the big cities will not be a place that you want to be when economic collapse, rioting, looting, civil unrest and crime are all spiraling out of control.  March 27

Of all cardinal ingress charts, the Capricorn Ingress of the Sun is regarded as the master chart of the year. Presented here is the current  sidereal Capricorn Ingress chart for Washington, DC. Notice that the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square straddles the meridian and is therefore significant for the place.

At the core of the T-square is the decade long Uranus-Pluto square for which Ebertin’s keyphrase is “ the collapse of the old order of things, the construction of the new.” Uranus is about making major changes  in our lives. In Aries it indicates a drive to take bold pioneering action often moving into new territory. Jupiter is about optimism, adventure, and desire for improvement. And once again because of its connection to Sagittarius, it can cause people to travel to far off places. But more specifically, Jupiter is here the dispositor of Saturn in Sagittarius [22s54]. The Sabian symbol for Saturn is, “Immigrants entering new territory”.

On the Ascendant [6le11] we have the nebula cluster Praesepe, M44 Cancri , “The Beehive”. About this area, Nick Fiorenza writes:

Praesepe embodies the essence of the Scarab / Cancer theme: emergence out of darkness, dogma, and delusion, out of the antiquated entrapments we had been living in, and our transmutation from darkness into light. Praesepe is of new beginnings, migration, shedding old skins, skeletons, and cocoons. It is of emerging out of the frenetic confusion of mass consciousness; finding our new path and direction; leaving behind old dwellings and the structures of consciousness they represent; and getting out of our personal or collective dogma and the darkness it creates. Alignments with Praesepe may indicate a new dwelling place is at hand or that one is in order to find.

To check whether the Ingress chart was triggered on March 27, the date of the news, we progress the chart and sure enough we find the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto is once again on the angles. 

Astro-meteorology of 'Monster' storm Debbie

Mercury flying through clouds

A cyclone carrying winds of up to 263km/h (163 mph) has battered popular holiday islands as it moves towards the coast of Queensland, Australia. More than 25,000 people were urged to evacuate ahead of Cyclone Debbie, a category four storm now predicted to reach the mainland about 14:00 local time (04:00 GMT) on Tuesday. About 23,000 homes have already lost power, and there are reports of damage. Authorities said it would be the area's worst storm since Cyclone Yasi in 2011. Australia's Bureau of Meteorology said the storm's "very destructive core" had already reached the Whitsunday Islands.  March 28

Readers would be aware that in the last few days Mercury has been  triggering the t-square between Jupiter/Uranus and Pluto.  Richard Tarnas links Uranus-Pluto with “the unleashing of the elemental forces of nature”. Also recall that the planet Mercury rules the winds and is often  pictured as travelling with wings on his feet. So the stage was set for major hurricane activity. A chart drawn for Mercury-Uranus conjunction at Queensland, Australia, has it placed on the  4th house cusp, which in astro-meteorology is linked to the weather. In addition the chart has the T straddling the meridian confirming that it was going to shake up the place violently.

A further confirmation comes from the New Moon chart which places the same T-square on the meridian.


Cyclone Debbie was upgraded overnight to a category four storm, just one rung below the most dangerous wind speed level. The cyclone started making landfall around 2pm local time (0300 GMT).

Here is the chart for the landfall at Bowen. Notice the “culprit” Uranus-Pluto-Jupiter T-square on the meridian. The cyclone  seems to have timed itself perfectly!

Solar eclipse and the 'largest undeveloped' oil find in UK waters

An oil exploration firm has made what it has described as the "largest undeveloped discovery" of oil in UK waters. Hurricane Energy said one billion barrels of recoverable oil could be contained within the Greater Lancaster Area, 60 miles (97km) west of Shetland. The company hopes to begin production in 2019.  March 27

The chart for the solar eclipse of February 26 at Shetland is shown here. Notice that it is conjunct Neptune (oil) and  is anchored by hard aspects to the  Jupiter-Uranus (lucky break) opposition on the meridian axis.  Also Neptune [10pi]  is conjunct zeta Aquarii [9pi]. This was a star in the Arabic lunar mansion Al Sa'd al Ahbiyah, “The Lucky Star of Hidden Things or Hiding Places”. 

Now if we progress the eclipse chart to March 27, the date of the news, the progressed descendant conjoins the eclipse triggering the configuration into manifestation.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Mercury activates Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square

US President Donald Trump has withdrawn his healthcare bill after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he and Mr Trump agreed to pull the vote, after it became apparent it would not get the minimum of 215 Republican votes needed.  March 24

Yesterday, Republican Devin Nunez Nunes held an explosive press conference outside the White House in which he told reporters that communications from the Trump team were picked up and disseminated within the government during the 2016 campaign.  Not surprisingly, the comments ruffled some liberal feathers and the mainstream media launched an immediate smear campaign calling for Nunes to resign his post immediately. Now, according to Fox News sources, congressional investigators expect that a potential “smoking gun” from the NSA establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee as early as tomorrow.   March 24

In the last few days Mercury  activated the waning Jupiter/Uranus opposition as it first squared Pluto, then opposed Jupiter and finally conjoined Uranus. At Washington DC, the first and second of these events brought the T-square to the angles suggesting that it influenced events at that place. So did we get news that could be related to Mercury  triggering the t-square between Jupiter/Uranus and Pluto?

This combination can bring unexpected reversal of plans or important announcements. Recall that we saw the GOP’s decision to drop the health care bill. But the T-square can also cause  important information, previously hidden to emerge. The House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes gave a press conference stating that Trump and his transition team were under "incidental surveillance." 

Astrology of the Ukraine munitions blast

Some 20,000 people are being evacuated after a series of explosions at a massive arms depot in eastern Ukraine described by officials as sabotage. The base in Balakliya, near Kharkiv, is around 100km (60 miles) from fighting against Russian-backed separatists. The dump is used to store thousands of tonnes of ammunition including missiles and artillery weapons. March 23

Of all cardinal ingress charts, the Capricorn Ingress of the Sun is regarded as the master chart of the year. Presented here is the current Capricorn Ingress chart for Balakliya, Ukraine. With the Uranus-Pluto-Jupiter-Zeus T-square straddling the meridian, the chart is warning about the danger of an explosion (Uranus-Pluto) connected with firearms or ammunition (TNP Zeus). The question then is, “when is that likely to occur?” And the answer is simply “when the progressed angles make contact once again with the T-square”. 

If we now progress the ingress chart to March 23, 2017 notice that the T-square once again hits the meridian axis. 

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Hillary Clinton – a modern day Machiavelli

It’s hard to imagine Niccolò Machiavelli, Florence’s chancellor at the end of the 1400s, sneaking like a fugitive into a den of vice. Clad in simple clothes and holding a candlestick, he would descend into the underground wine cellar of his Chianti farmhouse, make his way through a secret underground passageway, and pop out in a corner of a raucous tavern to drink wine, mingle with peasants and wayfarers, and play cards with the butcher and innkeeper. March 24, 2017

Machiavelli's name is associated with treachery even today with his statement, "The end justifies the means." In Machiavelli’s [1]  horoscope a prominent Saturn-Neptune opposition aligned with the meridian is the defining aspect. The opposition is part of a Grand Cross with the nodal axis. Neptune is a planet we link to secrecy, deceit and treachery while Saturn is associated with political leaders so that Machiavelli was certainly responding to this major configuration in his chart.

The BBC essay on Machiavelli is about  the year 1512 , a period in his life when he was banished from Florence for having betrayed the Medici family. At this time Saturn was transiting over his Neptune on the MC. If we have been living Neptune negatively e.g. a life of lies and treachery, then Saturn transits bring about a period of reckoning when our lies our uncovered.

Now wait a minute  haven’t we seen something like this happen to our leaders recently?  The defining aspect of 2016 was a Saturn-Neptune square (which also appears significantly placed on the meridian in Hillary’s solar return chart  **).  Recall the hacking of Hillary Clinton’s emails  and the efforts of the Democrats  to spy on Trump and his team now being unveiled.

Shown here is a chart for the last exact square on 10th September, 2016 between Saturn-Neptune drawn for London where the BBC essay appeared. Notice the Saturn-Neptune square straddles the horizon axis here. And now if we progress the chart to March 24, the date of the publication, we find the square once again straddles the horizon triggering the square.

Is this just coincidence or a meaningful connection? An essay tells us about  Machiavelli and his exile from Florence after his treachery is exposed. Around roughly the same time (Sept '16 onwards) we see a leader like Hillary Clinton lose the presidential race because voters see through her lies and deceit.

Friday, 24 March 2017

NSA To Provide Trump Wiretapping Proof

Yesterday, Republican Devin Nunez Nunes held an explosive press conference outside the White House in which he told reporters that communications from the Trump team were picked up and disseminated within the government during the 2016 campaign.  Not surprisingly, the comments ruffled some liberal feathers and the mainstream media launched an immediate smear campaign calling for Nunes to resign his post immediately. Now, according to Fox News sources, congressional investigators expect that a potential “smoking gun” from the NSA establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee as early as tomorrow.

In mundane astrology various phenomena such as eclipses, lunations, great conjunctions, stations and ingresses are analyzed to understand the affairs of a nation. With this in mind we look at the Mars-Saturn conjunction of  24th August 2016.  At Washington DC, the conjunction took place exactly on the IC with the star Antares. A chart for the mundane event is shown here. The star Antares, is the heart of the Scorpion. Scorpions – the arachnids that inhabit, cracks, holes and hidden secluded places – are associated with darkness and malevolence. Active at night, they are thus usually associated with treachery, danger and evil.

About the 4th house , Deborah Houlding states:
“as the opposite house to the 10th, (it rules) those who oppose the government, king, or recognised order”.

Notice the complex pattern that the Mars-Saturn is part of.  It is square Neptune so that we have actions (Mars) that are secretive or devious (Neptune). The square between Saturn and Neptune is  about knowing the difference between fact and fiction. At worst, under its influence those committed to veiling the truth spread stories intended to distract  and manipulate their opponents. At best the square could reveal previously hidden information and provide vital details. In addition, Mars-Saturn  is quincunx Kronos-Hades which delineates as “secret activity of government or leaders”.  The two TNPs Kronos-Hades are conjunct the asteroid Atlantis which directly rules spying and attempts to get confidential information so that the picture emerging  is clearly in line with the news.

Now if we progress the conjunction chart to March 23, the date of the news, we find the progressed IC conjoins Kronos-Hades triggering the entire configuration.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

An Astro-analysis of Israel's raid on Syria

The Russians have now formally confirmed earlier media reports that following the Israeli air raid on Syria on Friday  (March 17) the Israeli ambassador in Moscow was called in to the Russian Foreign Ministry to be handed a stern lecture and a stiff protest. The first report of the incident was provided by the official Syrian news agency SANA, whose report reads as follows: According to a statement by the Command, the four Israeli aircrafts violated the Syrian airspace in al-Breij area through the Lebanese territories at 2:40 am.
The Israeli warplanes targeted a military site near Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs, said the Army's Command, confirming that the Syria air defense forces confronted the enemy's aircrafts and shot down one of them inside the occupied territories, hit another and forced the other two to withdraw.

Cardinal ingresses of the Sun are among the more important events in mundane astrology. The Sun entered tropical Aries on March 20, just three days after the above mentioned incident. At Tel-Aviv, the Aries ingress chart has the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square straddling the meridian. For the Uranus-Pluto square Martha Wescott provides the following keyphrases:

Uranus-Pluto : Unexpected reactions based on resentments and threats to control; to see disruptive behavior based on emergent (formerly repressed) psychological content. (note:  Remember Pluto dredges the depths, brings to the surface what is hidden,  sick, or festering.)

Uranus in Aries is not cowardly, nor especially thoughtful (think of the Syrian action). Rather, he will courageously lurch ahead even when he isn't sure what will happen next or after that, just to express some, any, energetic release. Pluto in Capricorn (think of Israel’s attempts to dominate  the Middle East)  smells the churning threats to its commanding authority… and, if he hopes to hold on to his power must either transform his management contract, to address changing circumstances and ongoing problems which have worsened, or tighten the grip of his iron fist. Pluto in Capricorn wants to stay on top. Whether he opts to do so by increasing his responsiveness to other players' adapting needs or moving to crush their oppositional influence will decide how future events will pan out.

Finally, if we look at the event chart (March 17 at 2:40 am) we find Pluto just rising on the Ascendant at the apex  of the T-square confirming the role of Uranus-Pluto in the incident.  Moreover, Pluto  is amidst stars of the Archer and  the Eagle. The image above depicts symbolically how the ancients saw this area.   The Archer’s bow takes aim at a target and shoots off his arrow.  The Eagle associated with the military in general but more specifically with the air force combines with the Archer to produce a perfect symbol for a military aircraft firing its missiles.

Solar Eclipse and the London terror attack

A police officer and a woman have been killed near Parliament in central London in what Scotland Yard are treating as a terrorist incident. The woman was among several pedestrians struck by a car on Westminster bridge, before it crashed into railings. An officer was stabbed in the Houses of Parliament by an attacker, who was shot by police. March 22;

A chart for the recent solar eclipse of  26 February  at London has the Jupiter-Mars-Uranus-Pluto T-square straddling the meridian.  At the core of this T is the long term Uranus-Pluto square, the defining aspect of the decade. Uranus is the planet of mental awakening through shock. Its very nature is disruptive aiming to arouse us from our sleeping state. As an urge in our psyches, Uranus has little respect for the status quo, and none whatsoever for existing power hierarchies. This is the planet of revolution—anarchy as a temporary way of challenging or breaking down hardened structures whose vital time has passed.

Pluto, on the other hand, is not mental at all. It is the power of emotion—deep, unconscious, primal, and often compulsive emotions. It dredges the depths, brings to the surface what is hidden, dying, sick, or festering, and transforms or transfigures.

In summary, working together Uranus-Pluto can bring revolutionary action aimed at the collapse of existing power structures.

Mars-Uranus-Pluto is a violent combination. Ebertin includes the keywords “injury and accidents” under this combination. Conjunct Mars and Uranus is the asteroid Phaethon (car) so as in a previous  accident [1] a car is involved in the incident.

So what is it that triggered the eclipse T-square?  Well on March 22, transit Moon, always an important trigger, conjoined apex Pluto in the T setting it off like a bomb!

Music can be used to hack electronic devices

New research has found that a number of electronic devices – including smartphones, laptops and tablets – could be susceptible to being hacked whenever the user listens to music. Findings recently published by computer security scientists from the University of Michigan and University of South Carolina has shed light on the alarming possibility, which could even affect the in-built hardware found in a modern car. March 14

A chart for the recent solar eclipse of  26 February  at Ann Arbor, MI has the now familiar Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square straddling the meridian. At the core of the T-square is still the Uranus-Pluto square. The essence of Uranus in Aries square to Pluto in Capricorn is the vexing question: Who decides what is permissible in society? Do individuals have the freedom to their privacy  or do collective agencies  have the power to invade that privacy and collect information?

In Capricorn, Pluto symbolizes the overwhelming power of large institutions, including governments, corporations, and all social organizations , which may be either just (by taking account legally and morally of the greatest good for all in the attempt to serve the society) or unjust (by operating in secrecy to serve only the institution itself or the elites in power).

Pluto which is at the apex of the T-square is conjunct the star Sheliak  in the constellation Lyra, the Harp and opposite the asteroid Atlantis (spying).  Symbolically, Lyra stands for music in general so that we have the possibility of music being used to spy on  individuals!

ATLANTIS: invasions of privacy; access to inside or confidential information; abuse of information; importance of confidentiality/use of knowledge.