Sunday, January 25, 2015

An overview of the world's tensions in 2015 as seen in astrology


In light of the unfolding situation the following nine charts were drawn up to get a general sense of how it moves in time. The charts are:

1. Winter solstice, 12/21/14
2. Solar eclipse, 3/20/15
3. Spring equinox, 3/20/15
4. Lunar eclipse, 4/4/15
5. Summer solstice, 6/21/15
6. Solar eclipse, 9/13/15
7. Fall equinox, 9/23/15
8. Lunar eclipse, 9/28/15
9. Winter solstice, 12/22/15

The solstices, equinoxes, solar eclipses, and lunar eclipses are traditional markers for predicting world events. Without going into great detail, the following is what they show.

At the winter solstice, 12/21/14, Uranus was in a tight square with Pluto (Uranus 12:34 Aries, Pluto 12:08 Capricorn). This is a violent aspect dealing with issues of control and defiance. Also Saturn was at 29 degrees Scorpio telling of a weeping matter to come during the winter quarter. We've already seen some, and will see more.

The solar eclipse of 3/20 is at 29 degrees Pisces. 29 degrees of any sign foretells a weeping matter. The effects of a solar eclipse generally last one year. In this eclipse chart Mars and Uranus are both square Pluto. Mars is in conjunction with Uranus. The square of Uranus and Pluto is exact, as in the winter solstice chart. We also have Saturn coming to square Neptune which will add to general unrest and suffering, especially among the poor and destitute. It will also intensify the religious mania we see nowadays. It is important to point out that the solar eclipse occurs at the zenith in Europe. The spring quarter, not to mention the rest of the year, will be troubled there. A traditional reading of a solar eclipse at the end of Pisces is cruelty and inhumanity of soldiers. We can be certain that terrorist activities will continue and increase in intensity into and through the spring, and then through this entire year into the next.

The spring equinox, 3/20/15 has the same aspects as the solar eclipse except the Sun has moved to 00 degrees Aries.

The lunar eclipse of 4/4/15 has a T-Square of the Moon in Libra opposing Sun conjunct Uranus in Aries, and these square Pluto in Capricorn. Saturn is now square Neptune. The effects of a lunar eclipse generally last three months. It is reasonable to say that up to and beyond the lunar eclipse of April 4, the world tension will intensify greatly. A traditional reading of a lunar eclipse in the middle of Libra is generally pernicious: evil for everyone.

It appears that the spring is the most violent. Beyond the spring the tensions should begin to ease somewhat.

By the summer solstice of 6/21/15 Uranus has moved far enough away from the square to Pluto to have eased its tension. But, we see the Moon at 29 Leo exactly square Saturn at 29 Scorpio. It is a depressive aspect, but it does not suggest an economic slump, because we find Jupiter at 19 degrees Leo tightly trine to Uranus at 20 degrees Aries, Aries being the mid-heaven of the NY Stock Exchange chart. The market will in general be going up in the summer. The Jupiter trine Mars will cause a surge in the market.

Saturn is again at 29 degrees Scorpio in the solar eclipse chart of 9/13/15 (Saturn is at 29 Scorpio in the winter solstice chart of 12 21/14, the summer solstice chart of 6/21/15, and in this solar eclipse chart of 9/13/15). Uranus and Pluto are still weakly square. The solar eclipse is at 20 degrees Virgo. A traditional reading for a solar eclipse in the 3rd decanate of Virgo leads us to believe that, depending on conditions, people will be punished for freedom of expression. By the time of the solar eclipse, Jupiter will have moved into Virgo, the sign of his detriment. We find Jupiter at the solar eclipse in tight opposition with Neptune generating no small degree of confusion. Considering the reading of the eclipse in the 3rd decanate of Virgo, insane things will be said, and there will be a lot of misunderstandings.

The fall equinox of 9/23/15 has Saturn in Sagittarius. Even though Saturn first entered Sagittarius on 12/24/14, he backs out and goes into Scorpio again. Fall equinox 2015 really marks the first major time in the Saturn transit that puts him firmly inside Sagittarius. Saturn in Sagittarius is applying to square Neptune. At the fall equinox the square is not strong enough, but it is pointing to an increase in unrest among the poor as well as of infectious diseases that may be spread through travel. Jupiter, at the fall equinox is opposite Neptune. This is not lucky for the stock market, as Neptune and Jupiter both rule the MC of the NYSE. The market will act erratically. Jupiter afflicted in Virgo is also a bad sign for food and medicine. Opposite Neptune it warns of contamination. Crops could be blighted, and there could be die offs in the ocean due to contamination.

The lunar eclipse of 9/28 is at 4 degrees Aries. The hard aspects of Uranus and Pluto, and of Saturn and Neptune are still fairly weak, so the tensions are not as pronounced as in the spring. A traditional reading of a lunar eclipse in the beginning of Aries is fires and fevers, however.

But the winter solstice of 12/22/15, Saturn has moved to exact square Neptune, and Uranus has come to a tight square with Pluto again. It is a troubled time. Nonetheless, the Uranus square to Pluto will not reach exact again, but will dissipate through 2016, a year in which we will see general tensions easing along with a gradual easing of general financial conditions.

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Astrological view of the winter solstice, new moon, Uranus direct, and Saturn ingress into Sagittarius


There were 4 events happening almost simultaneously: the winter solstice; Uranus turning direct; the New Moon; and Saturn's ingress into Sagittarius. This is intense.

Uranus turned direct at 10:46 PM GMT, and the winter solstice was at 11:04 PM GMT, 12/21. The turning point of Uranus counts heavily at this solstice. In the UK, and in the EU, the Ascendant, in Virgo says that the effects of the winter solstice will hold for 6 months. Uranus turning direction brings unexpected, sudden developments.

Uranus is exactly square to Pluto. Uranus is at 12:34 Aries and Pluto is at 12:49 Capricorn. This is a violent aspect. Its effects are seen in the publicized violence in NYC and the US around the time of the solstice.

In the solstice charts for the UK and EU, Uranus is in the 7th house conjunct the 8th house cusp, affecting international relations bearing on money and deaths. There are 5 planets in the 4th house
 (Sun, Mercury, Pluto, Venus, and the Moon). The 4th house rules the land and real estate. It also rules opposition to the Government. Sun, Mercury, Pluto and Venus all square Uranus show turmoil. Uranus is in mutual reception and sextile with Mars in the 5th house showing diplomatic activities aimed at mitigating the danger. There will be military and/or police activity in this connection as well. Uranus in 7 exactly square Pluto shows terrorist activities to be expected in Europe these coming months.

The new moon was at 1:37 AM GMT on 12/22. The Sun, Moon, Mercury, Pluto, and Venus are in the 3rd house, all square Uranus in the 6th. The 3rd house brings the turmoil into the streets. Mars is in the 4th house in wide opposition with Jupiter in the 10th house showing trouble coming to the government. Jupiter, however, shows that the government moves to avert trouble. The conditions are tense. Acts of violence are to be expected.

Saturn moved into Sagittarius at 4:34 PM GMT on 12/23. Saturn will stay in Sagittarius until he goes back into Scorpio where he will stay from mid-June to mid-September 2015, and then move through Sagittarius until he enters Capricorn in December 2017

Saturn in Sagittarius is good for science. It will advance space exploration. Saturn in Sagittarius also inclines to religion. But, because he lacks patience in fire signs, he will be intolerant, not a good sign considering the current state of affairs in the world. Saturn will also bring some far-reaching developments to international trade and finances. When Saturn comes to trine Uranus in 2017 we can expect a sharp upturn in economic conditions, especially affecting the stock market. There will be some brilliant technological developments around that time.

Saturn will come to square Neptune, on and off, in 2015 and 2016. This will bear negatively upon oil, and from time to time affect the stock markets. Jupiter will come to sinister square Saturn (Jupiter in Virgo, Saturn in Sagittarius) in 2016 marking the 3rd quarter of the Jupiter-Saturn cycle that began in 2000, the cycle that saw the building boom and crash. It is probable that in 2016 some large businesses will go under, and/or give way to new developments. The next Jupiter-Saturn cycle will begin in 2020 at 00 degrees Aquarius, at the height of the currently up-trending business and real estate cycle, (as shown by the transiting north lunar node). It will mark a revolutionizing of world-wide communications and social relations beyond anything we currently know. Before we get there, however, we have to go through Saturn in Sagittarius and then Saturn in Capricorn (2017-18 to 2020) which will tend to crystallize existing corporate structures. Saturn in Sagittarius is neither patient nor tolerant. Sagittarius is expansive. Saturn contracts and limits. Under pressure Sagittarius is warlike. It is a mark of cruelty. Saturn in Sagittarius does not pacify. It will cause trouble in international trade relations. Weak businesses will collapse. Strong businesses will become leaner. It spells more poverty amid growing wealth. Competition will intensify. The great danger is hubris.

Countries, and areas ruled by Sagittarius include the Arab countries, Australia, Hungary, Spain, Southern France (Province). Big changes involving no small degree of trouble will occur in the Arab lands.

The solstice chart for the USA has Cancer rising. It is good for 3 months, as compared to the charts for the UK and EU which have Virgo rising, and are therefore good for 6 months.

Looking at the winter solstice and the Uranus direct charts for the USA, both charts have the Moon, Sun, Mercury, Pluto, and Venus in the 6th house, and Uranus in the 10th. Jupiter is in the 2nd. There is a big conflict between services and the Government, as demonstrated by the trouble between the Mayor of NYC and the NYPD. On a national level, there is no small degree of disagreement between the Executive and the Military. Uranus afflicted in the 10th house shows unanticipated trouble in Government circles, which, unless handled carefully, could result in defeat.
The 5 planets in the 6th house square Uranus focus on troubles affecting public services. The Moon, ruler of the chart, in in the 6th house shows distress.
Jupiter in the 2nd house shows increasing wealth. The stock market hit a new high. Jupiter widely opposed by Mars in the 8th house could also mean increasing taxes, and/or huge expenses.

The new moon chart has the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Pluto, and Venus in the 5th house giving strong emphasis on entertainments, also diplomatic affairs. These 5 planets square to Uranus in the 9th house point to difficulties in international affairs involving trade, but also to subversives entering the country from abroad. Neptune in the 7th house warns of the same.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Is the IS claim to have a dirty bomb true? A horary astrological answer.



There is a report that Islamic State has a 'dirty bomb' according to a British jihadi. It is claimed that 40kg of uranium was taken from an Iraqi university. Is this true? A horary astrological chart was made to find out.
The question is shown by the 3rd house. The ruler of the 3rd house is Mercury. Mercury is with Saturn, the Sun, and Venus to confirm that it is true. The Moon is in Taurus also confirming that it is true. The Ascendant is in a fixed sign, also confirming this.
This report is bad. The Moon is in an angle (10th house) square Jupiter and opposition Saturn, meaning the bad report is essentially true.
There are also a couple of aspects tending to the contrary which may modify the answer to some degree. For instance, Mercury is in his sign of detriment, Sagittarius, and combust the Sun to make him weak, and the Mid Heaven is not in a fixed sign.
Bottom line: not everything reported is accurate, but the gist of the report is true.
The Ascendant is at 1 degree Leo, making the matter young. In other words, it is in process, and will be for a while, as the 2nd house cusp is also in Leo, tying the near future to the present. It is happening. They are currently in the process of making such a bomb. 
They also claim to be targeting airports, possibly in Europe for before Christmas holidays. This is to be taken seriously.
Mars in this chart is at 29 degrees Capricorn, the end of the rope, denoting time running out.
Jupiter rising in the 2nd house trine and in mutual reception the Sun shows protection coming.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New moon, 11/22 in western and Chinese astrology


The new moon of 11/22 came at 7:33 AM EST. Here is what it brought.
We have in the USA chart Mercury, Saturn, Sun, Moon, and Venus in the 12th house, putting emphasis on issues of crime, espionage, and secret enemies. Venus is conjunct the ASC, softening the untoward indications; things are not as bad as they might seem. But Pluto and Mars are rising in the 2nd house showing trouble coming up. Pluto is square Uranus in the 4th house showing that trouble connected to conflict in the Government. Uranus in the 4th house afflicted also shows storms and potential earthquakes coming. Uranus, in mutual reception with Neptune also reads in the 2nd house along with Mars and Pluto. These planets in the 2nd house do not register well for the economic outlook this month. They also warn of erratic conditions in the stock market.

The Chinese astrological chart shows the following. The signs for the year, month, day, and hour of the new moon are Wood Horse, Wood Pig, Fire Rooster, and Wood Dragon, respectively. The season is winter, i.e., Water.
Wood element is strongest, and Metal element is weakest. The strong Wood points to anger, but a lot of creative energy. The weak Metal points to weak boundaries. Watch what is happening.
The entire configuration of the chart favors people who are benevolent, and caring, who endure hardships, work hard, and who seek tranquility, also people who are engaged in academic studies, and the pursuit of knowledge. It favors such professions as academics, research, teaching, publishing, the arts, metaphysics, religion, nursing, and philanthropy.
The configuration allows for high intelligence and makes it possible to change problematic situations to advantage.
The stars called Tien Yi, Tien de Gui Ren, and Yue de Gui Ren appear in this. Together, they resolve predicaments, ease conflicts, and bring good luck.
For people born in the year or day of Monkey, Rat, or Dragon, this month favors romantic affairs.
This month encourages people born in the year or day of Snake, Rooster, or Ox to be proactive in developing their careers.
This month favors people born in the year or day of Horse with prosperity. It is a good month to develop your prospects.
People born in the year or day of Tiger are encouraged to take advantage of every good opportunity that shows up this month.
In general, the month favors those with sharp intelligence and perception.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

The October eclipses


There were two eclipses in October, a lunar eclipse on Oct. 8, and a solar eclipse on Oct. 23. Here are some of the things they show.

The Lunar eclipse of Oct. 8 was at 15 degrees Aries. A traditional reading of a lunar eclipse in the middle of Aries is pestilence. The first thing that comes to mind is ebola. If this is so, we can expect it to run rampant over the coming three months, at least. This will happen, especially in west Africa.
The eclipsed Moon was in conjunction with Uranus at 14 degrees Aries, and in grand trine in Fire, showing rapid growth, the grand trine being between the eclipsed Moon and Uranus at 15 and 14 degrees Aries, respectively, Mars at 16 degrees Sagittarius and Jupiter at 17 degrees Leo. The Moon was also opposite Venus at 10 degrees Libra showing losses.

The Eclipse Moon was in the 10th house of the chart of the NY Stock Exchange. While the fall equinox chart showed positive growth, from Jupiter trine Uranus, Uranus being in the 10th house of the stock exchange chart, the eclipse shows a more erratic picture developing. In the lunar eclipse chart Jupiter, separating from trine Uranus, is coming to square Saturn. With the eclipse in the 10th house of the stock exchange, and with Jupiter square Saturn, an erratic pattern has been developing. It is seen more clearly in the solar eclipse chart in which Jupiter is in tighter square to Saturn. This developing square presages a downward trend in certain sectors of the market in the summer of 2015 and spring of 2016 when Jupiter will be in exact sinister square Saturn. Sinister square means cutting off dead wood. The market will make necessary corrections. At that time the general discontentment with and in both political parties will also grow much louder. Jupiter and Saturn are the significators of the Republicans and Democrats, respectively. Saturn will be in peregrine in Sagittarius, and Jupiter will be in detriment in Virgo, bad for both. Both parties need to clean up their act. The Democrats will abandon their Potus.

The current Jupiter Saturn cycle began in the spring of 2000 that saw the beginning of the housing boom, now history. The cycle reached Jupiter dexter square Saturn in late 2006, the peak of the housing market, soon to turn. Then it came to Jupiter opposite Saturn in spring, 2011 at the low point of the recession, still on-going for many people, despite what the Government wants you to think, and in mid to late 2016 the cycle comes to Jupiter sinister square Saturn when the market will have to make corrections; it could mean deepening poverty for many people in the world. Not everything will go south, however; the lunar north node will be in Virgo, a fairly high place for the business cycle, the highest places being Leo and Cancer. So, the corrections won't mean a general disaster, despite what certain fear mongers would have you believe. The mood is fearful these days. The next Jupiter Saturn cycle will begin in 6 years, in the fall of 2020 in Capricorn, marking the start of a new cycle of growth and decay in world wide business and financial organization. The real estate market, especially in the more desirable locations, will be high at that time. It could remain high into the mid 20s (2025) when the lunar node is in Pisces and Jupiter is again past dexter square Saturn. New organization in the '20s will make for a more orderly, constructive trend in the world. Technology will advance very far. One of the more hopeful signs will be in the field of agriculture. By 2020 we will be long past the strife shown by the Uranus-Pluto square of 2011 through 2015. I would say the housing market will reach its peak in the early to mid 20s. If you think of selling, wait if you can. The turning point could be towards 2025. The later 20s into early 30s could see a developing major international conflict, or war in which this country is attacked.

The Solar Eclipse at 00 degrees Scorpio falls exactly conjunction the natal Sun of Queen Elizabeth, and exactly conjunction the natal Moon of Prince Charles. It presages deaths in the royal family within 1 to 2 years. The progressed and directed charts of Prince Charles confirm this. We don't say who. The solar eclipse chart for the UK, putting Uranus in the 10th house square Pluto in the 6th, also shows sudden disruptions, or emergencies coming up with the probable defeat of the current Government within a year, unless extreme measures are taken. Huge sums of money are in danger of being lost. Poverty is a major issue in both UK and the EU.
Venus, in the solar eclipse chart, is in Via Combust Way, in her detriment, and in conjunction with the eclipse, therefore completely burnt out and powerless. In the UK chart, she rules the 11th house, meaning the Parliament. We can expect noticeable changes to come in this area.

The UK chart, being close to Bruxelles, this solar eclipse chart shows similar conditions, and changes to come to the Governance of the EU within 1 year.

In China the solar eclipse falls in the 1st house, with Venus ruling the 1st house. This reflects the serious discontentment and unrest of the people, especially in Hong Kong. It shows a great need for changes this coming year to mitigate more unsatisfactory conditions bound to develop. Jupiter is in the 10th house benefiting the ruling circle. But Jupiter is square Saturn in the 2nd house denoting a strong disparity between the wealthy and the poor of that country. This, and other economic considerations must be addressed.

The solar eclipse in the beginning of Scorpio traditionally presages war, bloodshed, treason, and treachery. Scorpio rules such places as Turkey, Judea (Israel), Syria, Algeria, Catalonia, and so on; and such cities as Washington DC, Baltimore; Liverpool, UK, and so on.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

What's up with Kim Jong Un?


A horary astrological chart made at 9:21 PM on 10/9/14 may give a clue. This is what it says.
Kim's ruler (7th house ruler) is Jupiter in his 9th applying to square Saturn in his 12th. He is having trouble where he is and wants to leave. Jupiter applying to square Saturn shows meeting with an elder or superior person, and the meeting is not desirable. 9th house says he is far from home, possibly with in-laws, strangers, traveling, studying, or attending classes. His ruler conjunct the 4th house cusp from the 3rd leads one to believe he will return. His ruler is not in his 12th, so it rules out the thought of detention. Jupiter is in Leo in his 9th house is S.S.W., Leo is E. by N. He is somewhere to the SW of Pyongyang. Jupiter is direct and well placed in Leo, and not in his 6th or 12th or conjunct a malefic says he is alive. Saturn cadent says he is worrying about his health. 
Mercury is retrograde in his 11th house, in mundane trine to the ASC. Changes of mind are not to his disadvantage. Is he undergoing a training? Moon is applying to trine Pluto, counterparallel retrograde Mercury, square his ruler Jupiter, opposite Saturn, parallel Jupiter, and counterparallel Saturn. The Saturn aspects mean a long time. He will be gone a long time. Moon at 8 degrees Taurus in the 12th house last over Uranus at 14 degrees Aries shows something of a revolutionary nature, or some kind of (power) rearrangement that happened over 30 years ago that bears upon this matter.


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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fall equinox in astrology


The fall equinox this year came on September 23, at 3:30 AM GMD to tell us what we might anticipate in the world this fall. The Moon at the equinox was at 17:12 degrees Virgo, 12:48 from conjunction, presaging endings, or closings. The Moon so close to the Sun is weak. The Moon is also conjunct Venus. Venus stands between the Moon and the Sun. This makes endings fortunate for some, unfortunate for others. Venus is in her fall in Virgo, meaning, she is also weak. Venus is at 21 degrees Virgo, i.e., in the 3rd decanate of Virgo; it shows her giving in. The 3rd decanate of Virgo has the key word, Renunciation. In a nutshell, we are at a threshold and are having to let go of what we may have been holding dear in order to move forward. The Moon is in her 14th Mansion, and 26th House. The 14th Mansion, called Achmech, increases caution; the 26th house warns of potential losses of money. Venus is in mutual reception with Mercury, showing that there are always ways around things. It points to finagling in the financial world.

Jupiter is at 14:31 Leo, trine Uranus 15: 06 Aries. Uranus is in the 10th house of the NY Stock Exchange chart. The trine of Uranus and Jupiter should register, especially in the lunar month of September 24 to October 23, as a general rise in the stock market. On October 8 there is a lunar eclipse at 6:56 AM EDT at 15:05 Aries exactly conjunct the fall equinox Uranus trine Jupiter. The eclipse Moon is above the horizon at the eclipse; its effects will be felt over a three month span more or less. The market may rise even more, but could also become erratic.

The equinox chart also has Mars square Neptune. This is a violent aspect. In the charts for the UK and EU we see Mars in the 4th house square Neptune in the 7th house. This shows troubles in the Government. Also treachery, plots and schemes coming from foreign elements, and fires in public places and buildings. There are likelihoods of riots and terrorist activities in the UK and Europe. Be on the lookout for possible explosions. Mars afflicted in the 4th house by Neptune also points to seismic and volcanic activity.

The equinox chart for Hong Kong has Mars in the 1st house square Neptune in the 4th house. The people are discontent and agitated. Protests could become riots. Neptune shows treacherous elements involved, aiming to intensify the trouble. How far it goes is a question. The equinox Sun, Venus, and Moon are in the 10th house. The 10th house ruler is Mercury, and Mercury is in mutual reception Venus. The Government will calm it down.    

The Moon, Venus, and equinox Sun in the charts for the UK and EU are in the 2nd house, pointing to financial concerns being foremost through the fall. There are losses to be dealt with.

The equinox chart for Jerusalem shows violence in neighboring lands: Mars is in the 3rd house. Saturn is also in the 3rd house conjunct the evil star Serpentis. Malignant forces are nearby. The Moon, Venus, and equinox Sun are in the 1st house, with Moon sextile Saturn, and Sun sextile Mars. The outlook is essentially positive and resolute. Sacrifices will be made where and when necessary.

The equinox chart for Washington DC has the Moon in the 4th house, and Venus, the Sun, and Mercury in the 5th house. The Sun and Mercury are in interception. It shows secret activity going on in diplomatic circles. Neptune is in the 10th house square Mars in the 6th house. There is a sharp disagreement between the President and the military. Neptune afflicted in the 10th house also points to scandals in high Government circles. The popularity of the President is falling. Neptune in this chart is mutual reception Uranus, with Uranus in the 11th house, both Neptune and Uranus are retrograde. It shows secret deals between the President and members of Congress. Jupiter is in the 3rd house square Saturn in the 6th house. There is considerable tension between the Democrats and Republicans. With Jupiter rising in the 3rd house trine Uranus in the 11th house, the Republicans appear to have an advantage.                                          

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