Wednesday, 31 May 2017

The Climate Change Hoax

President Donald Trump said he would announce on Thursday his decision whether to keep the United States in a global pact to fight climate change, as a source close to the matter said he was preparing to pull out of the Paris accord. Trump said he would make the announcement at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) in the White House Rose Garden, ending his tweet with "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump blasted the accord, and called global warming a hoax aimed at weakening U.S. industry. June 1

The hoax of climate change is beginning to unravel. In his excellent article Solar Cycles & Climate Change; Solar Cycles Cause Global Climate Change, not Humans, Nick Fiorenza writes:

Planetary warming has been observed on Mars, Jupiter, Pluto, and on Neptune's largest moon Triton during the decades following the peak of the "Solar Grand Maximum" - wonder why - there are no humans there! This is but one indicator that suggests that the climate change on Earth is due to solar changes and our interstellar environment rather than mere human antics. More importantly, the Solar Grand Maximum is finished, now moving into a Solar Grand Minimum. The Earth heats up after a Solar Grand Maximum, lagging a bit after the peak. With a Solar Grand Minimum now on its way, a "global cooling" is on the horizon—a natural oscillation occurring in much longer solar cycles.

As reported, today President Trump is set to announce pulling out of the Paris Accord. To understand this development I take my readers back to the  Full Moon Lunar Eclipse of September 16, 2016.

The Full Moon brings our Thuban-Alioth-Sextant lunar cycle to its culmination. Lunar eclipses are about releasing the emotional bonds within ourselves that glue us to involvements that are less than we truly want or deserve, providing opportunity for an emotional resynchronization[1].

The Sun is conjunct the star Benetnash.

Benetnash articulates the administrative aspects of governments and the political-religious factions of big-business and their figureheads.Benetnash ultimately teaches that leadership is about facilitating the self-empowerment and freedom of others rather than about exerting manipulative force that controls and destroys others, mistaken as leadership and being in a position of power. In its old form and when expressing with influence of the stars of late Leo (the tail of the Lion, the racket of Canes Venatici and the hot air of Antilia), Benetnash articulates those who tend to act as manipulating and controlling godheads, which perpetuates a dogmatic societal structure that keeps individuals from becoming self-responsible and from evolving into their own self-mastery.

It is of leadership that dictates what is right for people and what they should do by using dramatic and diversionary propaganda, rather than supporting others to make their own choices in freedom. It can be of the self-proclaimed saviors of the world who try to amass their blind followers for their own interest in maintaining a position of power and wealth. The days of dictators, gurus and followings, perhaps at one time served the sleeping masses, but they are now manipulative and suppressive to the emergence of a new soul-aware consciousness on Earth. When expressing with more of Virgo's influence (and the stars of Coma Berenices, Crater, and Velorum), and for the more mature and spiritually awakened, Benetnash incites leadership that provides opportunity for people to live in the freedom of their own choices and to become self-empowered, and to awaken in consciousness rather than acquiescing as blind followers.[1]

Regular readers may have noticed how, the images emphasized by the star patterns, at times apply not only metaphorically but literally too. In the underlined section of the passage above notice that the hot gases emanating from the hind of the Lion is a symbolic and literal reference to polluting effluent gases!

If we now progress the eclipse, by the PSSR method, to June 1, the date of the news, notice that the Saturn-Neptune square aligns with the meridian and is thereby activated. I have quoted Ralfee Finn on this square earlier. It has the power of ripping the veil from lies.

The ongoing square between Saturn and Neptune has been and continues to be about knowing the difference between fact and fiction. At worst, under the influence of this solar eclipse those already committed to veiling the truth will be spreading even more stories intended to distract, bamboozle and manipulate already agitated emotional bodies. Consider it an extended, endless episode of Wag the Dog. At best, this eclipse could reveal previously hidden information with the power to clarify muddy waters and provide vital details. And this is not just in the political arena. The power of this T-square is sure to be felt in individual lives. So if you’ve been telling tales to yourself or others or living a lie, get ready for a reckoning.

Mars-Saturn-Neptune and multicongruence

You are standing on the sea-shore and the waves wash up an old hat, an old box, a shoe and a dead fish and there they lie on the shore. You say “Chance”. The Chinese mind asks “What does it mean that these things are together?” – Carl Jung, The Symbolic Life

Last year, British photographer Steve Jones shot the well-preserved wreck of the World War Two US bomber B-17G Flying Fortress off the island of Vis, Croatia. The aircraft crashed in 1944 after getting hit by anti-aircraft fire, killing co-pilot, Ernest Vienneau.  May 30

Dennis Elwell has defined the term multicongruence as  the tendency for certain things and conditions to co-occur because they belong together at a higher, unmanifest level. He points out that we are conditioned not to attach too much significance to coincidences that occur. However, anybody who follows the news carefully will not fail to notice that sometimes there is a run of “similar” events. Astrologers are in a unique position to see  “similarities” between planetary combination occurring in the heavens  and events on earth.

Research has shown that chart angles have the property of bringing together planetary aspects that may be otherwise considered separating. In May 2017, transit Mars squared Neptune on May 11 and then went on to oppose Saturn on May 29. A chart for the exact Mars-Saturn opposition at London has the T square straddling the meridian.

Saturn-Neptune  aspects have been related to disasters at sea while Mars-Saturn is a combination we often link to war. Put together we can see how, in our particular context,  the combination can refer to the war wrecks that the BBC article talks about.
Neptune has also been associated with the world of images. The last time Neptune visited Pisces, in the 1850s, was when photography first began to appear regularly in newspapers; for the first time in history, everyday people were exposed to actual photographic images, and across that decade this trend became the standard.
We can now begin to see why the article on BBC with beautiful underwater images of the wrecks was published at the Mars-Saturn-Neptune T square.
But let us go back to Elwell’s multicongruence idea and see if there were other manifestations of the T-square.

Presented here is the chart for the New Moon at Madras, India. Once again the Mars-Saturn-Neptune T-square occupies the angles. Based on archaic religious ideas, the BJP government  had banned the trade of cattle for slaughter. Subsequently, the Madras High Court stayed the ban stating that it violated the fundamental rights of the citizens.

In its less conscious manifestation, Saturn in Sagittarius can describe how rigid belief structures
gobble up images and convert them to predetermined meanings. In place of the explorer, we find the believer steeped in  fundamentalist logics often passed on to him by tradition . Faced with infinite possibilities the believer tries hard to crop the Neptunian images and fit them into existing structures.

Opposite Saturn is Mars which can translate to aggressive action on behalf of one’s beliefs.  Mars is conjunct Al Hecka in the south horn of the Bull (cattle !). About this star, Nick Fiorenza writes:

Al Hecka, Zeta Taurus, the south horn, is of stalemates, standoffs, and brick walls—fighting old and antiquated crusades—particularly of a religious-political nature—and blindly or automatically continuing the fight out of habitual pattern even though the original purpose behind what we were fighting for is long gone. Al Hecka can express as beating one’s head against the wall, a relentless and futile pursuit. Al Hecka brings attention to when the accomplishment pursued is of a time no longer applicable—the time to surrender the physical struggle and move onward into a field of mutual cooperation.

This then becomes another expression of the T-square which when looked at superficially  does not appear to be related to the first example but indeed comes from the same star patterns.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Memorial DAZE!

"May 29, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - My neighbor is a Vietnam vet suffering from the effects of Agent Orange. He is in his early 70s and looks at least 10 years older. In and out of hospitals with lapses in memory, the guy still maintains a ' gung ho ' Amerikan exceptionalist mindset. Will he ever learn the truth about how his life and that of millions of others, military and civilian, was damaged or destroyed by our country? On Monday he will both display and salute our flag, the one that the Military Industrial Empire had hijacked long ago. With the exception of WW2, Memorial Day will be an endless bunch of hogwash celebrations and remembrances to honor men and women who dutifully followed orders while never questioning the evil ones who controlled them. Ignorance is most certainly bliss!

This insightful article by Phillip Farruggio appears on Memorial Day just a day after the Crescent Moon. A chart for the Moon phase at Washington DC has the Mars-Saturn opposition forming a square with the meridian. Mars-Saturn is often  linked to the military because Mars’ violence (often unthinking) is devoted to serving the interest of the state symbolized by Saturn.  Moreover, here Mars is conjunct the star Saiph, kappa Orion – the constellation of the Warrior.

On the MC [24vi] are  the stars Benetnasch of Ursa Major and Zavijava of Virgo. About these stars Nick Fiorenza writes:

Benetnasch means “hired mourners.” Reinhold Ebertin reported that primary planetary transits to Benetnasch are often associated with claiming human lives through calamities, and thus of death and mourning. Benetnasch is of a long-established totalitarian governing paradigm—generally of a patriarchal nature. It articulates the administrative aspects of governments and the political-religious factions of big-business and their figureheads. 

It is of leadership that dictates what is right for people and what they should do by using dramatic and diversionary propaganda. Conjoining Benetnash is Zavijava, which lies nearly on the ecliptic. Although a star of Virgo, Zavijava lies outside the realm of Virgo proper, before the head of the Virgin. It does not offer the clarity and purity of awareness common to the rest of the Virgo stars. Zavijava is of a passive and submissive character, articulating the blind and naïve followers of the Benetnash directive / big business and government. These are most often innocent naive unquestioning people who get swayed by the diversionary dramatics of their manipulative leaders and believe in the miss-information they are being fed.

This extract tells us how mindless citizens are drafted into the military to serve the agenda of a totalitarian government.

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh

Cyclone Mora has hit Bangladesh, lashing the country's south-eastern coast with heavy rain and winds. The powerful storm made landfall on Tuesday morning between the fishing port of Cox's Bazar and the city of Chittagong, with winds of up to 117 km/h (73mph), Bangladesh's Meteorological Department said. Authorities have been moving more than one million people to shelters. Parts of India and Myanmar are also expected to be affected. May 30

It is well known that when a chart for a mundane event  brings a major planetary configuration to the angles at any place, that place is likely to feel the full effect of that configuration. At Chittagong, the Crescent Moon phase brings the Mars-Saturn opposition to an alignment with the horizon axis. Mars-Saturn is a combination that Ebertin associates with “violent or destructive energy”.

The Crescent Moon is placed amidst the stars of Gemini.  Diana Rosenberg links this area to storms and extreme barometric lows.

Incidentally, a chart for the exact Mars-Saturn opposition at Chittagong  has the aspect aligned with the meridian.

Monday, 29 May 2017

All-Out Corbyn Victory Likely?

The political ground has begun to shift. Consequently, within a single week, Labour’s support jumped by 8 percentage points. With the polls narrowing, Labour has everything to play for. This has set the “nerves jangling in Tory high command”, says the Tory-supporting Sunday Times. A minister said May should “quickly change the subject from the manifesto — a lot of which is a kick in the teeth for voters”. The now rattled “stable and strong” Theresa May herself tweeted: “If I lose just six seats I will lose this election.”  May 28

A chart for the last solar eclipse at London will help explain, the core issue in the June 8 election. The eclipse was anchored through hard aspects to the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T  aligned very significantly with the meridian. An afflicted Uranus in the 10th is an indicator of  sudden changes in Government.

The Jupiter-Uranus opposition in the February eclipse horoscope in a T-Square alignment with Pluto, with Mars in a tight conjunction with Uranus indicates the disruption Deep-State politics of influencing and manipulating anti-democratic coalitions in a covert manner within the political system, for ensuring specific interests of the elite are met within the seemingly democratic framework. It is the pervasive influence of special and private interest operating within government that continues to centralize power and wealth through excessive taxation (by non-responsive government) and the continuing curtailment of civil liberties. The eclipse will likely bring out revelations that makes the general public aware that the real enemy of “We the People” is the so-called Deep State. Politically, a Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-Square alignment is historically linked with major reversals in power in leadership often due to scandalous revelations and political shakeups.

The general tenor of Uranus-Pluto alignments is revolution – the Dionysian (Pluto) impulse for revolutionary empowerment, Promethean (Uranus) thrust for radical change and innovative reform to establish a new order. Uranus-Pluto alignments have historically correlated with periods of social breakdown and the collapse of old forms and structures as potent instinctual forces emerge from within the collective that are stronger than the existing power structure to contain it.

If we now progress the eclipse chart by the solar quotidian method to June 8, the date of the election,  the Jupiter-Uranus opposition aligns with the horizon, thereby triggering the eclipse configuration on that date bringing to bear the issues highlighted above. Does that mean that the Tories will lose? Not necessarily. The energies of the configuration require an awakened/ receptive electorate to translate it into a Labour victory.  All we can say is that the cosmic energies favour a revolution and while a revolution is a fairly good possibility it is in no way a certainty.

As Steven Forrest explains in his excellent newsletter: The Perils of Astrological Prediction

“I think the idea that ‘astrologers can see the future’ has done us nothing but harm. We cannot see the future! Probabilities . . .yes – that's why our predictions are often correct. Questions and issues, certainly – there is the heart of our craft.  What do we actually see when we gaze into the crystal ball of astrology? One good answer might be probabilities. What are some better answers?
Questions.  Possibilities.  Potentials.  Warnings.  The best answer, in my opinion:Your Path.  The Dharma.  The Great Tao.  The Will of God.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Mississippi shooting

Authorities in Mississippi said a suspect was in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting, including a sheriff’s deputy. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said the shootings occurred at three separate homes on Saturday night in rural Lincoln County. Two of the homes are in Brookhaven and one is in Bogue Chitto. The area is about 68 miles south of Jackson, the state capital. Strain said investigators were gathering evidence at all three locations, and that charges had not yet been filed against the suspect. It would be “premature” to discuss a motive, he said. May 28

The last few posts have been about incidents that reflect the Mars-Saturn opposition. At Brookhaven, both the New Moon chart as well as the exact Mars-Saturn opposition chart bring the aspect to an alignment with the meridian making it significant for the place. Shooting and violence is something that we relate easily to the Mars-Saturn opposition.

Russian Programmers to Protect Against Information Warfare

The Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects (FARP), an advanced research agency charged with ensuring Russian superiority in defense and security technology, is busy at work developing new ways to protect against threats to information security, says FARP deputy director Sergei Garbuk. Speaking to RIA Novosti, Garbuk explained that Russia is fully aware that threats to information security can pose a real threat to a country's national sovereignty and territorial integrity. May 28

A chart for the current New Moon of May 25 at Moscow has the Mars-Saturn opposition (forming) on the horizon. If Mars symbolizes an attack then Saturn can be a disciplined, careful, strategic, approach to defence.  Saturn is among the stars of the Scorpion, a perfect symbol for sneak attacks, which is what computer hacks are essentially.

Mars is in Gemini – the sign ruling information, so that security concerns are in this area. It is conjunct the stars of Orion, the Warrior, often depicted as fighting and also protecting himself. Additionally, the New Moon is placed among stars of the Chinese asterism Py. Chinese astrologers warned that when Py was significant troops would be put on alert thus it was also called “The Announcer of the Invasion at the Border”.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Portland deaths and New Moon in Hyades

Two men were stabbed to death in Portland on Friday when they tried to stop their attacker from harassing two women because they appeared to be Muslim, police said. The incident unfolded on a commuter train hours before the start of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month, when most of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims observe a religious fast. The attack began shortly before 4:30 p.m. when a man started yelling ethnic and religious slurs toward two women who appeared to be Muslim on a MAX train at the Hollywood Transit Station, the Portland Police Department said in a statement. Three men who intervened were stabbed, two fatally. The attacker was arrested shortly after he got off the train, police said, adding that the women left the scene before police could interview them. May 27

The New Moon at Portland is placed very significantly on the MC. The following extract from yesterday’s post [1] on the attack in Egypt on Coptic Christians is relevant as the theme is the same:

The May 25, 2017 New Moon [4ge46] is conjunct the Hyades – a group of “stormy” stars in the head of the charging Bull. About this area, Diana Rosenberg writes:
Often there is something to do with intolerance  and discrimination in their lives, many here perpetrate, experience or have to deal with racism, bigotry and persecution , even extremes of cruelty, insanity, murder and/or suicide.

Here too the Moon is in hard aspect to Pluto .  Pluto is conjunct stars of the Archer. The Archer with his bow and arrow is fiercely absolutist in his belief. There is no half-way here but extremism for good or evil, including vicious prejudice and cruel, even sadistic persecutions. The Jupiter-Pluto square adds the element of religious intolerance.

However, in this story an additional star is “actor”. The New moon is also conjunct Menkib, xi Perseus so that Perseus’ theme of rescue [2] continues here!

Two other points are relevant here. First that on May 26, the transit Moon, acting as the minute hand of the cosmic clock conjoined Mars opposite Saturn (forming). The chart for Moon opposite Saturn has the aspect aligned with the horizon while the Jupiter-Pluto (religious fanaticism) square is on the meridian. Second, at the reported time of the attack (4:30 pm) the same Jupiter-Pluto square is on the angles.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack

Gunmen opened fire on two buses and a truck carrying Coptic Christians in Minya, Egypt on Friday, killing at least 28, including children. Some 24 people were also injured in the attack. The group of between eight and 10 gunmen, reportedly dressed in military uniforms according to eyewitnesses, approached the convoy in three four-wheel-drive pickup trucks before opening fire, according to local media reports and the Egyptian Interior Ministry.  May 27

The May 25, 2017 New Moon [4ge46] is conjunct the Hyades – a group of “stormy” stars in the head of the charging Bull. About this area, Diana Rosenberg writes:

Often there is something to do with intolerance  and discrimination in their lives, many here perpetrate, experience or have to deal with racism, bigotry and persecution , even extremes of cruelty, insanity, murder and/or suicide.

At Minya, Egypt, the New Moon takes place in the 5th house which on its own is not significant. However, since it is anchored through a hard aspect to Pluto – the apex of a T – on the Ascendant, it carries an important message for the place. Pluto is conjunct stars of the Archer. The Archer with his bow and arrow is fiercely absolutist in his belief. There is no half-way here but extremism for good or evil, including vicious prejudice and cruel, even sadistic persecutions. The Jupiter-Pluto square adds the element of religious intolerance.

The stars of the Twins [1] occupy the descendant,  opposite the apex Pluto, at what is commonly known as the “reaction point” of a T-square. The Twins represent the brotherhood-sisterhood of all humankind, The Twins are siblings who are often at loggerheads so  that issues of hatred, intolerance and racial bigotry are major concerns under the Twins (notice Castor’s bow and arrows and Pollux’s club).

Dogs attack their owners in UK

Two people have been hospitalised after being attacked by their own dogs in their home. Derbyshire police and paramedics were called to a house in Boythorpe Road, Chesterfield, shortly after 7.20pm last night to reports that a man and a woman had been injured by their dogs.  Both were taken to hospital by East Midlands Ambulance Service. Police said the woman is badly injured while the man is in a "less serious" condition.  May 26

The chart for the New Moon of May 25 at Chesterfield falls on the descendant square the nodal axis (Moon Wobble). In a previous post [1], I have related the Manchester blast to the “Moon Wobble”. At Chesterfield, the same phenomenon  is the cause of the dog attack.

During Moon Wobble the instability factor is high, resulting in more accidents, fires, plane crashes, freak accidents, floods, feats of nature, bizarre weather patterns, earthquakes, tornadoes, violence, Terrorism, riots, and political and personal upheavals. These Cycles bring suppressed energies in people and Mother Nature to the surface, erupting and disrupting. [2]

The Moon Wobble energy only magnifies any problems there are, heightening them so the problem or problems must be dealt with. If you face your Moon Wobble situation constructively, then it becomes a blessing. Unfortunately, those who persist in suppressing energies are more likely to become victims of accidents.

Finally, we note that the New Moon [4ge] is conjunct the stars of Hyades – a stormy cluster situated in the face of the charging Bull. Among other things, Diana Rosenberg links these stars to “animal attacks”. On the MC [28vi] is the star Copula [25vi] of Canes Venatici. The usual illustration of the constellation, Canes Venatici, is of two Greyhounds straining at the leash held in the hand of Bootes.

For the reported time of the attack (7:20 pm) the chart reveals the Sun-Nodal Axis T-square aligned with the meridian with Pluto – the planet we link with suppressed energies emerging violently – also in hard aspect to the Sun.  

Thursday, 25 May 2017

US prisoner exonerated after 24 years

A Philadelphia man has been exonerated and freed from prison 24 years after he was found guilty of a murder he did not commit. Shaurn Thomas, 43, was released after the Philadelphia District Attorney's office agreed that the evidence did not support the conviction. Mr. Thomas, who was 19 when found guilty, maintained all along he was at another court hearing during the crime. "I feel wonderful," he said as he left the prison. He hugged his fiancee and family outside the jail in Frackville, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday evening.

One of the tools used routinely in mundane astrology are charts  for important planetary aspects. Such charts  become relevant for a place if significant planetary combinations make aspects to the angles. Here is the chart for the Venus-Jupiter opposition drawn for Frackville, Pennsylvania. Notice that the opposition aligns with the meridian and forms a T with Pluto at the apex.

Venus in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn. The Aries-Capricorn square reflects  the struggle between the rights of an individual and the power of the state.  Pluto in Capricorn is a reminder that the power of state may have been used arbitrarily and with not much thought for the individuals affected by the exercise of that power. Also Venus in Aries is conjunct the stars Alpheratz, alpha (α) Andromeda  and Alderamin, alpha (α) Cepheus. About these stars Nick Fiorenza writes:

Alpheratz, head (psyche) of the princess, is unadulterated, innocent, naive, uncorrupted by evil, wrong-doing or malice. Alignments with Alpheratz can indicate being caught in the power plays unconsciously created by the arrogance or denials of others. Alpheratz can also indicate our vulnerability to the emotional and psychic delusions of others… it asks us to get un-entangled from the human psycho-emotional drama, or accept a sentence of bondage not rightfully ours. Alderamin, the principal star of Cepheus, is the right shoulder of king Cepheus, often portraying one in an authoritative position, and holds a quality of authoritative responsibility. With afflicted alignments, Alderamin can expresses as denial, avoidance, or turning one's head from dealing with the manipulative power plays causing our or other people's entrapment, and a flippant attitude to do anything about them. Alderamin ultimately comes to aid, but often after an initial aloofness. Alpheratz and Alderamin amalgamate to form a fortunate outcome.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

UC Berkeley professor fired for sexual harassment

The University of California has fired a professor who was accused of sexually harassing multiple students, nearly two years after campus investigators first concluded he had made unwanted advances and violated school policies. The dismissal of assistant professor Blake Wentworth – who sued the women who filed harassment complaints against him – marks a rare instance of termination of a faculty member accused of sexual misconduct at the prestigious public university. May 24

Shown here is the chart for the exact Venus-Pluto square drawn for Berkeley, CA. The Venus-Pluto-Jupiter T-square  is significant for the place since it straddles the horizon axis. In a previous post [1] on the same combination we wrote:

Venus-Pluto squares are well known to be connected to sexual harassment or violation while Jupiter rules religious people like a priest or a swami.

Jupiter also rules college professors- essentially mentors and teachers of all kinds so that the current example is quite similar to the previous one.

[1] Kerala Woman Cuts Off Godman's Genitals

Monday, 22 May 2017

Astrology of the Manchester blast

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

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

The police have now released an updated statement that 19 casualties were suffered and 50 people are injured. UK media report that at a minimum, 20 people have died in Manchester. Law enforcement officials told NBC that the attack claimed the lives of at least 20 people going to see a concert. Many of the concert goers were young teenage girls outside their parents' watchful eyes for a few hours, and now some of those parents may never see their kids again.

Eclipses have been linked to natural and man made disasters since ancient times. The last solar eclipse of February 26 at Manchester was placed in the 8th house making hard aspects to a potentially violent T-square of Mars-Uranus-Jupiter-Pluto that was aligned with the meridian. More specifically, Jupiter rules the 5th house.

In Mundane Astrology:
The 8th house rules: Public mortality, danger to the people through war or national disasters.
The 5th house rules: All public places of enjoyment and recreation.

The 5th-8th house connection hints at the possibility of mass deaths in a place of public recreation. This possibility became a reality when the progressed Ascendant reached a conjunction to Jupiter thereby triggering the complex configuration on May 22.

The second indicator is transit Mars [21ge] beginning an opposition to Saturn [26sa] in the 5th house of the eclipse chart. Once again Mars-Saturn hard aspects well known to be connected to violent incidents. It is significant that at the reported time [10:35 pm] for the incident the Mars-Saturn opposition was aligned with the horizon axis at Manchester.

The third indicator is the upcoming New Moon of May 25. At Manchester, the New Moon is placed significantly on the descendant and still square the Nodes – a phenomenon known as Moon Wobble.
 During these Moon Wobble periods, time and space seem to be more unstable, almost as if the fabric of the heavens has somehow weakened. People die – sometimes in great numbers – through dramatic releases of energy, especially explosions, fires, mass murders, earthquakes, floods and transportation accidents.

The influence of the Moon Wobble became magnified at Manchester with the Mars-Saturn opposition squaring the meridian axis.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Shocking Admission From NY Bankruptcy Judge

A stunning soundbite was captured by a Bloomberg reporter during last week's event at the American Bankruptcy Institute. According to judges speaking at an ABI conference Thursday in Manhattan, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York is seeing a sharp rise in cases this year, with Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 filings outpacing national averages. "Chapter 11s and Chapter 15s have exploded" said U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Shelley Chapman, speaking at American Bankruptcy Institute event, cited by Bloomberg reporter Tiffany Kary. May 21

Of all  cardinal ingresses, the Capricorn Ingress  (Capsolar) is considered the master chart of the year. Astrologers have noticed that important events occur the when the angles of the Capsolar move over important configurations. Shown here is the progressed Capsolar for May 21. Notice that the angles trigger the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T- square – a combination associated with financial collapses.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Kerala Woman Cuts Off Godman's Genitals

Medusa – anger of the violated woman

Thiruvananthapuram, May 20 (IANS) — The genitals of a 54-year-old Swami were cut by a 23-year-old girl here, after she was subjected to sexual harassment for the past five years, police said on Saturday. Hari Swami of an ashram near Kollam was on Friday night brought to Thiruvananthapuram Medical College hospital here around 12.40 a.m. with his genitals severed almost 90%, a hospital statement said. A team of medical professionals conducted a plastic surgery on the Swami, and is now out of danger, the statement said.

Events on earth invariably  reflect the essence of  planetary combinations taking place at around the same time. The above incident took place just as the Moon formed a last quarter phase (LQ).  A chart for the LQ phase at Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) has the Sun on the Ascendant forming a T with the Moon and the Nodal axis (a phenomenon also known as “Moon Wobble”) known to cause accidents or personal upheavals  because of a sudden release of long suppressed energy. But more specifically here, the LQ Moon is anchored to  the Venus-Pluto-Jupiter T-square through hard aspects. Venus-Pluto squares are well known to be connected to sexual harassment or violation while Jupiter rules religious people like a priest or a swami.  In passing we note that the Sun and the Ascendant are conjunct the star Algol identified with the mythological Medusa.

Medusa, originally a beautiful young woman whose crowning glory was her magnificent long hair, was desired and courted by many suitors. Yet before she could be betrothed to a husband, Poseidon (Neptune)  found her worshipping in the temple of Athena (Minerva) and ravished her. Athena was outraged at her sacred temple being violated, and punished Medusa by turning her beautiful tresses into snakes and giving her the destructive power to turn anyone who looked directly at her into stone.

Finally, if we draw a chart for the time (12:40 am on May 20) reported  in the news we find the same Moon Wobble (anchored to Venus-Pluto-Jupiter combination) occupying the angles confirming its role in the incident!

Friday, 19 May 2017

More Americans Marrying Across Racial Lines

Close to 50 years after interracial marriages became legal across the U.S., the share of newlyweds married to a spouse of a different race or ethnicity has increased more than five times — from 3 percent in 1967, to 17 percent in 2015, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. May 18

The news comes to us just a day before the exact Venus-Jupiter opposition. A chart for the event drawn for Washington,DC where the Pew Research Center is based has the opposition aligned very significantly with the meridian implying that its effect would be felt strongly at this place.

Since Venus rules marriage and Jupiter is foreigners, a Venus-Jupiter aspect often refers to interracial marriages. In addition, Jupiter is in Libra, the sign ruled by Venus, which again refers to partnerships and both aspect the Nodes for which a keyword is “unions”.

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Julian Assange

Instead of being quietly "sequestered" by the CIA, as some had speculated after his recent infamous spat with Mike Pompeo, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may soon be a free man after spending the last half decade holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Moments ago, Swedish prosecutors said they decided to discontinue their long-running probe into alleged rape targeting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange denies the Swedish rape allegation and hasn’t been charged for it. May 19, 2017

The solar eclipse of February 26 at London is anchored to the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto t-square on the meridian axis.  Uranus (Aries) square Pluto (Capricorn) stands for 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). Jupiter in the mix brings an element of good luck to individuals dedicated in their efforts to upholding the rights of an individual.

If we progress the eclipse chart to May 19, the date of the news, the progressed horizon axis aligns with the t-square and thereby triggers it.

Let us look at the star back drop for Uranus [22ar] and Jupiter [22li]which should symbolically explain the news. At 22 Aries we have the stars of the Chained Princess Andromeda, those of her father King Cepheus and other stars in the belly of the Sea Monster Cetus.  Uranus is linked to rebels so that the image here is referring to a rebel possibly  imprisoned through the actions of an authority figure. This is further supported by Pluto in Capricorn – a  reference to authority figures who are prone to misuse power.

Jupiter [22li] is conjunct the stars  Spica, alpa Virgo and Arcturus, alpha Bootes. About this pair, Nick Fiorenza writes:

In our stellar image, Boötes stands against the fallen (corrupt) religious-political authoritarian global powers (articulated by nearby Benetnash of Ursa Major) who claim to be the intermediaries between God and man, who wish to manipulate evolutionary affairs, and who have demonstrated over and again the inability to ensure such evolutionary fulfillment with the continual destruction of the peoples of the Earth, along with typical catastrophic outcomes. The body of Boötes stands over and protects the pure lucida of the Virgin (Spica) while blocking the manipulations of corrupt totalitarian powers and their diversionary tactics, the latter articulated by Canes Venatici, the barking dogs, which lies immediately south of Benetnash.

With Jupiter transiting over this area, a fortunate outcome is expected for those who stand up against corrupt totalitarian powers.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

‘Moon Wobble’ hits New York

A vehicle has driven on to a crowded pavement in New York City's Times Square, reportedly killing one person and injuring several others. The driver is in custody and the area has been sealed off, according to the New York Police Department. At least 13 patients were being treated at the scene, according to the New York Fire Department. The vehicle reportedly jumped the kerb at 7th Avenue and 45th St near the city's popular tourist spot.

The Nasdaq on Wednesday saw its worst one-day decline since the day after U.K.’s vote to exit from the European Union rattled markets, as turmoil in Washington cast doubt on President Donald Trump’s pro-growth agenda that had helped to drive stocks to records.

Two unrelated events but with a cosmic connection.  Today’s  Last Quarter Moon chart at New York has the Sun-Moon –Nodes  forming a T that straddles the horizon axis.  This is what is called a Moon Wobble. For details see the previous post [1]. Under Moon Wobble, accidents are frequent  and so is an eruption of unconscious energies. Collectives can overreact to issues. Market swings are a result of such public emotional reaction to news.

It is reported [2] that the New York accident took place  near W. 43rd St. about 12:15 p.m. A chart for the event has the Sun-Moon-Node T-square on the horizon axis confirming the influence of the Moon Wobble!

Brazil President implicated in bribery

Angry crowds and outraged members of Brazil’s congress have demanded the impeachment of President Michel Temer following reports he was secretly recorded discussing hush money pay-offs to a jailed associate. The tapes were presented to prosecutors as part of a plea bargain by Joesley and Wesley Batista, brothers who run the country’s biggest meat-packing firm JBS, according to O Globo newspaper. They are said to contain conversations that incriminate several leading politicians, including the former presidential candidate Aecio Neves and the former finance minister Guido Mantega.  May 18

The news from Brazil comes at the Last Quarter Moon.  Here the Sun and Moon form a T-square with the Nodes, a phenomenon known as “Moon Wobble” [1][2][3].

Moon Wobbles were discovered in the 1930's, when research by astrologer Carl Payne Tobey (1902-1980), the original editor of Astrology Magazine, revealed that disasters occur in cycles associated with the conjunction (0°), opposition (180°) and square (90°) from the Sun to the Moon's Node. These powerful contacts occur when the Sun and the Node are in the same sign, or the opposing sign, or when the Sun is in a square aspect to the nodal axis.

During Moon Wobble the instability factor is high, resulting in more accidents, fires, plane crashes, freak accidents, floods, feats of nature, bizarre weather patterns, earthquakes, tornadoes, violence, Terrorism, riots, and political and personal upheavals. These Cycles bring suppressed energies in people and Mother Nature to the surface, erupting and disrupting. Remember, if you are not working through your subconscious issues you are more likely to fall prey to your emotions.

In addition and more specifically for the place we have Pluto conjunct the Ascendant forms a T with the Venus-Jupiter opposition which bisects the Sun-Moon square. Pluto in Capricorn is linked to decaying institutions and rampant corruption, more particularly because Pluto is square Venus, the planet of money.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Saturn-Neptune & MSM lies about Trump

Donald Trump reportedly revealed highly classified information about Isis to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week. The information revealed by the President while in the Oval Office, was said to have been provided to the US by an American ally through a sensitive intelligence sharing arrangement. In a scoop that threatened still further to weaken the President's credibility and sent shock waves through the political universe, The Washington Post said the partner had not given permission for the information to be shared with Russia. After the meeting, White House officials took steps to contain the damage, placing calls to the CIA and National Security Agency. It has not been reported which third country was involved. The British Embassy in Washington declined to comment when contacted by The Independent. May 16

Today, this story was shown to be ‘fake’ when Vladimir Putin  said he is willing to provide a transcript of Donald Trump's meeting with senior Russian officials, insisting the US President did not share classified intelligence. The Kremlin leader dismissed the scandal engulfing US President as 'political schizophrenia'. Here is Donald Trump’s progressed solar return on May 16. Notice the Jupiter-Neptune-Saturn T-square aligned with the horizon axis.  Jupiter with Neptune can magnify the lies and deception of Neptune while Saturn is a reality check.

The square between Saturn and Neptune is  about knowing the difference between fact and fiction. Under the influence of this square  those already committed to veiling the truth will be spreading even more stories intended to distract, bamboozle and manipulate already agitated emotional bodies. Consider it an extended, endless episode of Wag the Dog. At best, this square could reveal previously hidden information with the power to clarify muddy waters and provide vital details.

Orion & Scorpius: Trump vs Comey

The New York Times reported Tuesday evening that President Donald Trump had a private conversation with former FBI director James Comey in which the president allegedly expressed his “hope” that Comey would “let go” of the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn had reportedly resigned the day before. It turns out that Comey documented the conversation in a memorandum, “part of a paper trail” he reportedly created to release later to tell his side of the story in the event things went awry — which, as the world now knows, it did. (The White House has rejected Comey’s version of the conversation, which took place in the Oval Office.)

The Times identifies its source as “one of Mr. Comey’s associates,” who did not provide a copy of the memo but read it aloud on the telephone. The Drudge Report calls the story “Comey’s revenge,” and thus it would seem to be.

To understand this news in an astrological context, perhaps the most important thing to note is that Trump’s radix Sun [22ge55] is opposite Comey’s radix Sun [22sa43] and that Saturn is currently transiting retrograde over this combination and will do so till September 2017 when it starts moving forward from its direct station on August 25 at [21sa11].

Uranian astrology uses a great technique of midpoints which we can apply here. Trump’s radix Sun [22ge55] is conjunct his Mars-Admetus [22ge57] and Hades-Zeus [23ge00] midpoints. Martha Wescott interprets these as follows:

Mars-Admetus: to expect obstacles and resistance to one’s efforts; to see delayed actions and reactions.

Hades-Zeus: to bring up mistakes or the past to incite, motivate or arouse; to control the temper in the face of insults, disgust or errors.

It may also be instructive to look at the star backdrop for Trump and Comey’s radix Suns. Trump’s Sun is conjunct Al Nilam, epsilon Orion [22ge42]  while Comey’s Sun is conjunct Lesath, upsilon (υ) Scorpius [23sa27]. The following extract narrates an ancient Greek story  about Orion and the Scorpion.

Orion and Scorpius are two of the most easily recognized constellations in the sky. Orion is best seen in the northerm winter; Scorpius is a summertime constellation. Orion was a skilled hunter. He was also boastful, asserting that no animal alive could harm him. Juno, wife of Jupiter, disliked mortal men, especially boastful men, so she decided to teach Orion a lesson. She placed a scorpion on the path that Orion took daily to his hunting grounds. As you might expect, Orion trod upon the scorpion, which stung him and killed him.

But the story does not end here, for the gods were continuously quarreling among themselves. Diana, goddess of the moon and the hunt, fancied Orion, the greatest mortal hunter. They had often hunted together at night, neglecting her lunar duties (hence the dark nights near the new moon). She insisted that his likeness be memorialized in the sky, with his hunting dogs (Canis Major and Canis Minor) at his feet, where all could see it and remember his prowess.

This did not please Juno, who insisted upon similar treatment for the Scorpion. Was it not a mightier hunter to slay the great Orion? Jupiter agreed to similarly honor the Scorpion, but in one of his wisest decisions placed the two constellations on opposite sides of the celestial sphere, where they cannot bother each other. Even today, one does not see both Orion and Scorpius together in the night sky.