Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The New Moon of 12/24 in Astrology


Following the winter solstice, the New Moon at 2 degrees Capricorn was on 12/14 at 6:07 PM GMT. The Moon's outstanding aspects are its conjunction with Pluto, square Uranus, and trine Jupiter. The Moon is also forming parallel aspects with Venus and Mercury. Saturn is trine Neptune, and Mercury is square Mars. We also notice that Jupiter is changing direction from retrograde to direct.
While the Moon is drawing our attention to the coming Uranus square Pluto aspect, she is also pointing to Jupiter's trine with Pluto. That with her parallels with Venus and Mercury are telling us that this month will bring some positive developments and opportunities to the world. Moon trine Jupiter favors commerce and trade. It brings growth. Moon parallel Venus says the same and favors social activities, festivities, and theatrical events. It also favors diplomatic relations and affords opportunities for international understandings. Moon parallel Mercury favors commercial activities, publishing, science, and speech making. This is a significant time to listen to what political figures are saying. All in all, despite the growing tensions shown by Uranus coming to square Pluto, this is an active month for business. It opens a window of opportunity.
The Saturn trine Neptune aspect points to the people benefiting through some political reforms in the making. Trade and the markets will benefit through this Saturn/Neptune aspect.
The Mercury square Mars aspect points to coming arguments. Mercury square Mars believes that the pen is sharper than the sword. It would suggest that the interests of business and commercial interests have a good chance to override the current sword rattling, at least for the time being.
The New Moon was in the 22nd lunar mansion. The 22nd lunar mansion enhances personal power, but does not favor making loans, nor does it does favor speculating. But, it will help you if you are trying to get out of a tight spot. On the personal level, the 22nd lunar mansion casts a shadow over marriage, and cautions about dealings with women in the family. Be careful.
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Friday, December 23, 2011

Capricorn ingress, 2011, in mundane astrology


The Capricorn ingress, or winter solstice, occured at 5:31 AM GMT on December 22nd. The outstanding aspects of the Sun at 00 degrees Capricorn include a trine to Jupiter at 00 degrees Taurus and a square to Uranus at 00 degrees Aries. The Sun is also conjunct Pluto at 6 degrees Capricorn. The Moon at the solstice was at 26 degrees Scorpio casting a square to Neptune at 28 degrees Aquarius and a trine to Uranus at 00 Aries.
The Sun conjunct Pluto and trine Jupiter and the Moon trine Uranus are very uplifting, and give us some cause for a more optimistic sense of things to come this winter. On the other hand, the Sun and Pluto square Uranus and the Moon square Neptune tell us that the same old crazy game of tyranny and misinformation is being played to everyone's consternation. Uranus at 00 degrees Aries tells us that this is critical. The critical nature of current circumstances, however, will push those in power to take more positive forms of action. Sun trine Jupiter is good for trade and financial growth.
The Moon at the solstice is in her 19th Mansion. The 19th lunar mansion is not tranquil. It favors hunting and the persuit of personal aims. It does not favor settling down on the job or at home; everything is shifting. What this suggests is that social, financial and business conditions are going to be unstable this winter. It is a good idea for the wise to go hunting, figuratively speaking. The Moon square Neptune warns us of trickery, deceptions and losses along the way, but the Moon trine Uranus tells us that through it there is a breakthrough; there is light at the end of the tunnel. Those who venture forth with eyes wide open will benefit.
The Moon at the solstice is in her 24th house, there being 28 lunar houses in all. The 24th house warns of insincere relations, and advises you to play your cards close to the chest. The 24th lunar house strongly confirms the indications of the 19th mansion; it encourages traveling, and changing of the status quo. This winter is a generally good time for shifting, changing, traveling, and moving. On the political and economic front it shows conditions in a mutable state. The markets will continue to be unstable. But, with the Sun trine Jupiter there will be some big gains. This is a good time for expanding your business against the odds. The Moon waning at the solstice tells us to decide and act; the waning moon shows a general sense in the world to conclude matters quickly.
The solstice chart in the UK has the Sun in the 1st house, Pluto in the 2nd, Uranus in the 4th house, and Jupiter in the 5th. The Moon is in the 12th house, and Neptune is in the 3rd. The Government is in difficult circumstances with respect to foreign relations and trade. But, diplomatic relations are improving to the advantage of Britain. The Sun and Pluto trine Jupiter in the 5th house favors financial gains, and speculation on the stock market. On the other hand, the Sun square Uranus in the 4th house warns of explosions in public buildings, possible mining disasters, and trouble with water mains. There is also a level of critical discontentment among the people with respect to property taxes and the cost of housing. The Moon, rising in the 12th house square Neptune in the 3rd warns of chaotic conditions on the streets involving crime, and agitation among the poor, also misinformation coming from the news media. The Moon and Ascendent conjunct the star Alpha Centauri show important diplomatic activity that, while involving disputes, will result in success for current British interests.
The solstice charts for Bruxelles and Berlin have some important differences. In a nutshell, it looks like Bruxelles pulls the wool over the eyes of Germany, and Germany obliges them and gets defrauded. In Germany, Neptune is in the 2nd house square the Moon in the 12th. This is bad for Germany's economic picture this quarter. Neptune is trine Saturn in the 10th house in Germany, Saturn ruling the 2nd house, and Venus, ruler of the 10th house in the 2nd in mutual reception with Saturn in the 10th, meaning that the Government is allowing the very undesirable state of affairs to continue and is doing all it can to bend over backwards and accomodate the thieves. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the Sun in the 1st house trine to Jupiter in the 4th is causing real estate prices to rise, and the Sun square Uranus in the 3rd house is causing a lot of arguing, potential strikes, thefts, possible road and rail accidents, and trouble with the post office. Crazy events will be reported in the news.
The solstice chart in Tehran does not show war this winter quarter. The Moon in the 10th house, however, is square Neptune in the 1st showing a great deal of bewilderment and unhappiness among the people with respect to conditions related to international affairs involving the Government and to the economic conditions that look anything but prosperous now. The Sun in the 11th house is square Uranus in the 2nd, spelling unexpected losses. The Moon in the 10th house trine Uranus in the 2nd, however, shows people in the highest circles of the Government enjoying sudden gains. The Iranian people are suffering from poverty while those who rule them are taking in all the money. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? The Sun in the 11th house is trine Jupiter in the 3rd. This favors roads; lots going on between Iran and her neighbors. Jupiter rules the 2nd house; commerce between Iran and her neighbors brings in money, and the money goes up to the top while the people live in want. Wages of workers especially in the areas of postal services, roads, news media and publishing, however, will improve despite the general indication to the contrary. Sun in the 11th house trine Jupiter in the 3rd improves the Government's relations with neigboring lands.
The solstice chart in China has Jupiter conjunct the Ascendent and the Sun in the 9th house. This is the best possible indication for China. The country is protected, and is benefiting in foreign relations. The ruler of the Ascendent, Venus, is in the 10th house showing the Government making a very glamorous appearance. There will be festive public events and ceremonies; trade will improve; the land will enjoy greater peace and prosperity; artists will receive honors; China will be proud. Venus is sextile Uranus denoting remarkable progress in scientific areas this winter, and a significant marriage in the highest echelons, or a diplomatic union of great significance. The Moon is in the 7th house square Neptune in the 11th. This is a mundane trine and zodiac square aspect. It means that though shrewd manipulations China will come out on top in international relations and dealings now. Land and property is being acquired.
The solstice chart in Australia has Neptune in the 10th house square the Moon in the 7th bringing disgrace to the current Government, especially to a woman in the Government. International entanglements are putting the Australian Government in fix. Neptune in the 10th house is trine Saturn in the 6th pointing to military, especially naval affairs involved in the matter. There is also danger coming from the area of big corporate agriculture, as seen especially in New Zealand now. The Sun is in the 8th house trine Jupiter in the 12th and square Uranus in the 11th. It speaks of endings with particularly critical stress on the Parliament. It points to changes in the Government coming up.
The solstice chart in the US has the Moon in the 2nd house square Neptune in the 5th making for more dangers of losses in the markets and banks. The Moon ruling the 10th house points to Government involvement in these areas. The Sun is in the 3rd house trine Jupiter in the 7th. International relations and communications are improving. But, important to note, both Sun and Moon and a total of eight planets are below the horizon, denoting much happening in secrecy; a lot will pass unnoticed. The Sun is square Uranus in the 6th while Venus, the ruler of the US winter solstice chart is in the 4th house sextile Uranus. This points to the critical matter of jobs and offers us some hope, as Venus sextile Uranus will improve the situation to some degree, especially in the more high tech and innovative areas. On the other hand, Sun in the 3rd house square Uranus in the 6th warns of continuing police violence on the streets, possible insubordination among military personel, and accidents and explosions, possibly on warships.
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Monday, December 12, 2011

The Lunar Eclipse of 12/10/11 in mundane astrology


The lunar eclipse occured on December 10th at 2:33 PM GMT. The eclipsed moon was at 18:08 Gemini, in conjunction with the star Bellatrix (the Warrioress) and square Mars denoting lots of harsh words and rattling of swords in the world. A lunar eclipse between 10 and 20 degrees of Gemini denotes sudden movement of armies. The time is perilous. We can give three months for the effects of the eclipse to unfold. It certainly heats up matters.
Mars at the lunar eclipse was square the lunar nodes. This adds to the tension and supports the likelihood of violence.
Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, is the despositor of the eclipsed Moon. Mercury was retrograde at the eclipse. This means that people change their mind, go back on their word, and lie. Trickery and betrayal register.
The eclipse interacts with the Fall Equinox chart; the Fall Equinox was on 9/23/11. We note that Uranus turned from retrograde to direct on the day of the eclipse, and that Uranus, at 00 degrees Aries, is in opposition to the Fall Equinox Sun This denotes a crisis in authority, autocratic political figures seizing power illegally, with consequential anger and potential rebellion among the people. The political atmosphere is tense and angry. Uranus at 00 degrees Aries is on a critical degree, denoting a crisis. Uranus is coming to square Pluto, now at 6 degrees Capricorn. The content of this crisis is going to unfold in the world in a most complicated way over the coming four to five years.
The Sun at the eclipse is in conjunction with the Fall Equinox north lunar node at 18 degrees Sagittarius. This means that the actions indicated in the Fall Equinox chart are now at a point of going forward, the north node denoting opening and expanding. To get a better sense of what this means, read this writer's analysis of the Fall Equinox.
The lunar eclipse is in the 7th Lunar Mansion. The 7th Lunar Mansion runs between 17 and 30 degrees Gemini. Its influence is exercised mainly in the mental and intuitive plane. The nature of this Lunar Mansion suggests that whatever violence develops will start with harsh words, lies and betrayals of trust.
We should watch what is happening between the EU and the UK now. In addition, we should watch countries ruled by Gemini, including the USA, Belgium, Egypt, the west of England and Wales.
The eclipse was visible over the far West of the USA and the Pacific. Watch for seismic activity in Ring of Fire. San Francisco is ruled by Gemini.
The eclipse charts for the UK and the EU have the eclipsed Moon in the 1st house and the Sun in the 7th house. This shows international tension. Mars is in the 5th house. This shows fighting in diplomatic circles. Mercury is in opposition to the Ascendent, showing plans falling through, and people changing their minds and going back on their word, causing losses. The Ascendent of the eclipse chart in the UK is at 25 degrees Taurus, conjunct the star Algol. Algol is one of the most malefic stars in the heavens. It shows the matter getting out of hand and people losing their minds. Political fighting between the UK and the EU is rancorous. In the context of transiting Pluto, the situation between the UK and EU will probably come to a major, seriously difficult crossroads late in 2012 and 2013.
The eclipse chart for the US has the eclipsed Moon in the 5th house with the Sun in the 11th house and Mars in the 8th house. The eclipse Moon rules the 7th house. This points to diplomatic wrangling. Mars in the 8th house involves the debt and losses of money. Uranus in the 2nd house shows the critical condition of the national economy. The stock market will be extremely unstable. The eclipse Moon opposite the Sun in the 11th house is polarizing the political picture. Mars afflicted in the 8th house of the eclipse chart denotes accidents and deaths by fire and crime. Be very careful through the holidays. Mars in the 8th house also denotes an increase in deaths in the military.
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Friday, November 25, 2011

Sagittarius Solar Eclipse of 11/25 in mundane astrology


As shown by this eclipse, we are in challenging times that call for innovation and creative activity, and to courageously forge ahead in new directions.
The solar eclipse, at 2 degrees Sagittarius, came on 11/25 at 6:21 AM, GMT. The shadow of the eclipse falling over the far southern hemisphere from the region below Africa to Australia down to the edges of Antarctica, will cause the eclipse to register for most of the inhabited world more like a strong new moon; it gives a strong accent to the unfolding world events of the fall quarter.
Sagittarius, the sign in which we find the eclipse, resonates with all international affairs, international trade, shipping, long distance travel, airlines, and the like. It also corresponds to the Arab countries, Australia, Spain, Southern France, South America, and Hungary. In these areas the eclipse will register in various ways. A strong lunation marks the beginning of new activity, whether good or bad.
The eclipse is exactly in conjunction with Pakistan's natal Saturn in the 8th house of that country's natal chart. This brings out some long standing, serious matters in Pakistan's international financial and banking relations, and casts a dark cloud over the country's leadership, as Saturn rules the 10th house of that chart, the 10th house being the house of the head of state. There may be a notible death in the highest circle of the Government, and/or of a notible elder figure in the country.
The eclipse is exactly in conjunction with Romania's natal Mars in the 8th house of Romania's natal chart. Mars, in that chart, rules the Ascendent, the the house of the people and the country's outlook. Being in the 8th house, ruled by Scorpio in that chart, Mars points to a rise in suicides, and sudden deaths, by fire, accidents, and crime. Financial conditions in Romania are bad. The eclipse on that country's Mars is very unfortunate.
The aspects cast by this solar eclipse are as follows. The eclipse is trine Uranus at 0 degrees Aries. This galvanizes innovative developments that are sure to come up in the coming months. We should look for some scientific breakthroughs, and possibly very interesting UFO activity.
The eclipse also forms a T-square with Mars and Neptune, Mars being at 6 degrees in Virgo and Neptune at 28 degrees in Aquarius. This T-square points to unsettling possibilities. Neptune rules oil. Bahrain's natal Moon is at 3 degrees Gemini. United Arab Emirate's Saturn is at 2 degrees Gemini, Iran's natal moon is at 6 degrees Gemini, and Syria's natal Mars and Uranus are both at 5 degrees Gemini opposite the eclipse and square the eclipse chart position of Mars. The natal chart of Israel has Mars at 28 degrees Leo, exactly opposite the eclipse chart position of Neptune, Neptune being involved in the T-square with Mars and the solar eclipse. The situation in the middle east region continues to be very tense and is potentially explosive.
The eclipse, being in Sagittarius, is ruled by Jupiter. In the chart we find Jupiter in mutual reception with Venus. There is a spirit of conciliation in this. It is hopeful sign, and tells us that international forces in conflict can, and may agree to avoid the worst.
The eclipse came at the same time that Mercury turned retrograde. Mercury is at 20 degrees Sagittarius. The effects of Mercury retrograde at the eclipse will complicate matters. International agreements are not dependable, and will not hold. People will change their minds, change alignments, and back out of agreements, only to make other agreements later. This will work for and against progress. In the middle east situation, this is particularly troubling. Another effect of the Mercury retrograde is that international trade relations are shifty and questionable.
The eclipse chart interacts with the fall equinox chart of 9/23. We find that today's solar eclipse is exactly trine the fall equinox position of Mars. This strongly favors people in the world taking bold, positive steps now. At the fall equinox, Uranus was approaching opposition to the Sun. Now, at the solar eclipse, that opposition is exact. This means that the tensions in the world that we could see developing from the fall equinox are now critical. It points to the world crisis. Uranus favors innovation. The negative face of this opposition is tyranny. Innovation must happen in face of tyranny. The oppositions in the world are at crisis point.
The eclipse chart for the UK shows the eclipse in the 1st house. This shows a new development coming up amongst the people. Jupiter is in the 6th house. It focuses on labor. Venus is in the 2nd house, tying it to money. Mars and Neptune are in the 9th and 3rd houses, respectively. There is a lot of arguing, and concern over international trade, as well as trade with neighbors. British trade with Ireland is suggested.
The chart for Berlin has the eclipse, the north lunar node, Mercury, and Venus rising in the 1st house. The voice of the people is going to grow louder. Jupiter is in the 5th house. The voice of the people will influence diplomatic relations in the EU. Jupiter in the 5th house also promisses a good time coming for creative expression, especially through the arts in Germany. Mars and Neptune are in the 9th and 3rd houses, showing lots of arguing, and relations with neighboring countries coming under question. This is a very intense time for Europe that will bring out strong creative thinking. The affects of this eclipse will hold past the time when Neptune enters Pisces in February. The last time Neptune entered Pisces was 1848. That was a tremendously creative time for Europe, and it marked the 1848 revolutions in France and Germany.
The eclipse at Sydney, Australia was in the 8th house along with the north lunar node, Mercury and Venus, giving great emphasis to international financial matters. New taxes are likely to come. Neptune is in the 10th house and Mars is in the 4th. There appears to be angry opposition to a rather confused Government, likely to be voted out before much longer. Jupiter is on the Ascendent in Taurus. The country is blessed with protection at this time. The people in general are better off than they realize although Saturn in the 6th house would like to gainsay that; issues of labor and public services must seriously be addressed. Saturn is trine Neptune in the 10th house. It quite literally is bringing naval activity to Australia from the US, and the Government is favoring it.
The chart for Washington, DC has the eclipse in the 3rd house. Mars is in the 12th house and Neptune is in the 6th. Be careful of criminal violence on the streets. Police are fast becoming insane. Jobs is a critical issue that must, and will, be addressed. The health of the country is not good. The media is abusing its role. We will see plenty of insane mud slinging, bald faced lying and embarrassing gibberish on tv and radio. A lot of misinformation will be spread on the internet. People will be whipped up to fear and rage. Jupiter in the 8th house and Venus in the 4th say help may be on the way for people in debt; they may be able to save their homes. On the other hand, however, that aspect between Jupiter and Venus also suggests that foreign money is coming to buy up more American land and property. Mars is in the 12th house, and Saturn is in the 2nd. It's "trouble behind, trouble ahead," as Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead used to sing.
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Will there be war? Horary astrological chart.


Upon reading of the explosion in Iran, in light of the indications shown in the full Moon chart of 11/10, the question whether there will be war came up. A chart was drawn in Phoenix, AZ to find out. Here is what it says.
The probability of war is now strong. The Moon, ruler of the 1st house in the 1st house is coming to square Saturn, the ruler of the 7th house. According to the rules of horary astrology, when the rulers of the 1st and 7th houses are found to form a square aspect from the angles (the 1st house is an angular house) they point to war. The only sign that softens the probability is that Saturn is in the 5th house. The probability is strong nonetheless; the Moon casts the square from the 1st house. If there is to be a war it would involve Iran and Israel if not others. Let's hope it doesn't happen. But what did just happen in Iran, in which 17 people were killed, is very serious.
Looking more closely at the chart, Cancer on the 1st and 2nd houses ties the near future to the present. The future of the situation is tied to the present condition. Moon in the 1st and Uranus in the 10th house, with the angles in cardinal and mutable signs, show impatience in the matter. Moon in Cancer will move to conclude the matter quickly. Mars in the 3rd house will bring up arguments. If the matter is to be stopped, Mars in the 3rd may be the one to do it, depending on who is arguing with whom. Nonetheless, Capricorn on the 7th house cusp casts a shadow over the chart and tells us to pay attention to the bad signs. Jupiter in Taurus is behind the Moon. He says that something of the nature of travel or a communication one week ago led up to the present situation. The Moon's final aspect is square Saturn. This means that the matter will end badly. The best we can say for it is that what happened in Iran is very ominous. The situation in the region has deteriorated, and will escalate to worse violence. The probability of war is strong at this point.
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Full Moon of 11/10/11 in Astrology


The Full Moon came on 11/10 at 8:18 PM GMT, or 3:18 EST. The Moon is at 18 degrees Taurus and the Sun is at 18 degrees Scorpio. Mars, the dispositor of the Sun is at 29 degrees Leo opposite Neptune at 28 degrees Aquarius. Mars is also conjunct the star Regulus. The opposition of Mars and Nepune involving Regulus intensifies the energy of Mars which, at 29 degrees Leo, is extremely impatient and potentially explosive. In the UK the opposition of Mars and Neptune occurs between the 3rd and 9th houses, denoting dangers of road accidents and heated arguments. The Moon is in the 11th house opposite the Sun in the 5th. The political situation is tense, especially with relation to what is developing in the EU.
The further east we go the more the oppositions of Mars and Neptune, Sun and Moon come into focus on the earth. Looking at Athens we see the opposition of Mars and Neptune in the 2nd and 8th houses showing dire financial conditions with possible bank failures and panics likely. The Moon in Athens is in the 10th house showing changes in the Government. Jupiter is also in the 10th house. Jupiter, fortunately, gives some protection to Greece in this very difficult time.
Going further east, we find the Full Moon exactly at the zenith, and the Sun exactly at the nadir in Iran. We see Mars rising in the 1st house conjunct the Ascendent opposite Neptune in the 7th house of the chart for Iran as well. This is a sign of violence. If not military, it suggests the possibility of an earthquake in the area of Iran (or 51 degrees east longitude). Looking at the opposite side of the world, the Moon is at the Nadir and the Sun is at the zenith off the west coast of North America, and Alaska. Seismic, or volcanic, activity could occur there as well.
Because of the violent nature of the aspects shown in the chart for Iran, the chart for Israel was also examined. In Israel, Jupiter and the Moon are at the zenith. Jupiter in the 10th house is in a grand trine to Mars in the 1st house and Pluto in the 5th house. While Jupiter protects the country, this grand trine, accompanied by Mars opposite Neptune in the 7th house, suggests a warlike tone developing, an aggressive spirit, and possible military activity. Neptune in the 7th opposite Mars house shows treachery on the part of foreign powers, with probabilities of clandestine attacks.
The charts for both Israel and Turkey are identical. The entire region from eastern Europe, and the Middle east all the way to Iran is extremely tense. There is a sense of high alert everywhere in the region. Conflicts in the region can easily be started. Earthquakes are also highly possible. Mars at 29 degrees Leo is at the end of his tether and is out of patience. Reckless actions are a big danger. Not only does this bring danger to international affairs, but internal conflicts are highly likely in the region these coming days as well.
The Full Moon at Washington DC is in the 1st house. The Sun and Saturn are in the 7th house. Saturn casts a shadow over the whole chart, showing troubled international relations now. Jupiter, rising in the 1st house, however gives the country cause for hope. Jupiter is in grand trine with Mars in the 6th house and Pluto in the 9th. This favors the job market, possibly bringing about legislation that favors workers. Mars in the 6th house opposite Neptune in the 12th, on the other hand, shows dangers of infections being spread in public places, especially hospitals and prisons. It also shows dangers of violence from police, and possible fires or accidents in hospitals, prisons, and military installations. Neptune in the 12th house opposite Mars also points to dangers of drug and pharmaceutical related deaths. Be careful.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Astrological view of the Scorpio New Moon


The New Moon came on October 26 at 8:57 PM GMD. Its most outstanding aspects are its opposition to Jupiter in Taurus and sextile to Pluto in Capricorn. There is also a very significant exact square of Mars and Venus, Mars ruling Scorpio, the sign in which we find the New Moon, and Venus ruling Taurus, the sign in which we find Jupiter. Mars and Venus at 21 degrees Leo and Scorpio, respectively, 21 degrees of fixed signs being a critical degree, sets a critical tone of discord to the current lunation. The world is in a critical and troubled mood. Mars in the lunation chart is also exactly sextile Saturn at 21 degrees Libra. This strengthens Mars, and, along with Mars square to Venus, lends a serious, deliberate tone to actions taken in light of the discontentment currently felt in the world.
We also note how this lunation interacts with the Fall Equinox chart. In the Fall equinox chart the Moon was in close conjunction with Mars, at 4 and 2 degrees Leo, respectively. The current lunation is at 3 degrees Scorpio, square the Fall Equinox Moon and Mars. And Jupiter in the current lunation chart is at 5 degrees Taurus, also square the Fall Equinox Moon and Mars. The combination forms a T-square that strongly confirms that the world is now in a critical and troubled mood, and points to increasing turmoil, quarreling and dangers of violence through this month.
Looking at the charts of the EU (11/1/1993, Bruxelles) and Euro (1/1/1999 Bruxelles), we find that at the Fall Equinox Saturn was in conjunction with the Euro's Mars, thus depressing the Euro and stalling remedial activity, as seen in the recent reluctance of Germany to act. Saturn is still in conjunction with the Euro's Mars, but is separating from the conjunction, the repressive affects of Saturn now beginning to lift, making it possible to make some needed headway, although the affects of the Fall Equinox conjunction of Saturn with the Euro's Mars will persist through the Fall quarter. Progress is very slow and difficult.
The Mars square Venus aspect in the current New Moon chart is forming a T-square with the EU Saturn at 23 degrees Aquarius in the EU 7th house. This is showing great tension in international relations currently in the EU. The lunation is in conjunction with the Moon in the natal chart of Italy (1/10/1946, Rome). The Moon in the Italian chart is square Pluto in the 9th. Italy's natal Moon is in the 12th house and rules the 9th. The current lunation is bringing behind the scenes legal troubles, as seen in the Fall Equinox chart, to a head. It will cause no small degree of distress to the Italian people.
Looking further at the relation of the current lunation chart, we find that the lunation is square the Euro's Neptune. Neptune in the Euro's natal chart is in the 4th house and rules the 7th. We also find that the Fall Equinox Moon and Mars were opposite the Euro's Neptune. What this means is that international relations in the Eurozone are in great confusion, and that confusion will not clear up very soon.
There is no quick solution to the Eurozone crisis. We note that Pluto is slowly approaching conjunction to the Euro's natal Sun at 10 degrees Capricorn. That conjunction will be exact in 2013. This means that between now and 2014 we can anticipate a lot of trouble in the Eurozone region with its complications being more and more compounded. The natal chart of the EU has Mercury Retrograde and Mars conjunct Pluto in the 4th house. It also has the Moon at 24 degrees Taurus conjunct the star Algol, the most malefic star in the heavens, and square Saturn at 23 degrees Aquarius in the 7th house, a seriously afflicted chart. The EU will inevitably be reorganized.
Looking at Berlin, we see the lunation intercepted in the 5th house along with Mercury and Venus, Venus square Mars in the 3rd house. The lunation is opposite Jupiter in the 11th house. The interception of the lunation, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter points to much happening behind the scenes along with interferences from neighoring countries that thwart progress. The chart suggests interferences coming from France (Mars in Leo). The lunation opposite Jupiter brings confusion to legislative and legal matters connected to Germany's relation to the EU and to problems of unemployment. The lunation opposite Jupiter causes ill-advised extravagance, and is not good for trade and commerce. Mars in the 3rd house square Venus in the 5th points to unrest and violence in the streets in the Eurozone. Venus at a critical degree and afflicted in the 5th house warns of potentially critical danger to women and children.
Looking at the UK, we see the same general indications as in Germany except the lunation is not intercepted. There is confusion at this time in British involvement in the financial mess of the Eurozone. This is not a good time for business and trade. There is also a continuing danger of unrest and violence in the streets in the UK with danger especially to women and children.
Looking at Australia, we see the lunation in the 12th house opposite Jupiter in the 6th. Venus is in the 1st house and Mars is in the 10th. The lunation brings confusions to labor and employment. Mars in the 1oth house square Venus, Mars ruling the Ascendent in Scorpio, shows the critical attitude of the people with respect to current Government affairs. Mars afflicted in the 10th house shows critical trouble in the Government especially based in problems of labor, services, employment and the national health. The lunation sextile Pluto in the 2nd house, with Jupiter trine Pluto, however, shows the potential, and intention, to resolve financial concerns.
Looking at the US, we see the lunation in the 8th house opposite Jupiter in the 2nd. Venus is in the 8th house square Mars in the 6th. The Venus square Mars between the 8th and the 6th houses points to the critical level of distress in the country. The lunation with Mercury and Venus makes a stellium in Scorpio in the 8th house. This points strongly to the matter of the debt. The lunation opposite Jupiter in the 2nd house shows money wasted, possible stock market losses due to squandered money. There may also be confused, possibly ill-advised moves in connection to banks. The lunation sextile Pluto in the 10th house ties this in with the Government. Pluto ruling the 9th house includes the Government's involvements in internation affairs connected with trade. Pluto in the 10th house sextile the lunation and trine Jupiter also shows the President taking independent, positive steps to address some of the current problems, such as the mortgage crisis, and develop programs to address the problems of the national infrastructure, such as the condition of the roads, bridges and buildings that are deteriorating, which would also create jobs. Pluto sesquisquare Mars in the 6th house, however, frustrates anticipated improvements in the job market for the time being. In face of this behemoth the people are critically distressed. Mars in a critical degree in the 6th house square Venus in the 8th house points to critical dangers coming from police. Mars afflicted in the 6th house shows conflict in armed and police services of the nature of dissobedience to authority. Beware of police brutality. Venus afflicted in the 8th house shows notable deaths among women, artists and musicians.
Looking at the chart of the NYSE, we see the lunation opposite Jupiter, the ruler of the NYSE midheaven, with Jupiter trine Pluto. This may bring advances in the market. At the same time, however, Uranus is in the 10th house in orb of square to Pluto showing unstable market conditions. If the lunation opposite Jupiter spells extravagance, there could be some big losses along the way.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Astrological view of the Libra Full Moon



The full Moon is on October 12th, at 3:07 AM, GMD. Moon is at 18:25 Aries opposite Sun in conjunction with Saturn in Libra. At the new Moon Remove Formatting from selectionon September 27th, Saturn was at 18 degrees Libra. At this full Moon, the Sun is exactly on that degree and the Moon is exactly opposite that degree to fully magnify and bring out the affects of Saturn now and in the days to come.
The Sun conjunct Saturn is not fortunate for Governments and people in positions of authority. Sun conjunct Saturn points to the current unpopularity of top Government figures, and denotes obstacles to state and legislative affairs. It is also unfortunate for trade, labor, social affairs, the general health, and conditions of the land, possibly denoting volcanic activity.
The Moon opposite Saturn is also unfortunate for financial affairs and trade, and points to State affairs going poorly. Parliaments and Congress see difficulties. The Moon opposite Saturn points to suffering caused by unemployment, and to poor harvests. This is a terrible time for Somalia. It also points to trouble with banks and the stock market. This aspect of the Moon opposite Saturn happening now is particularly interesting in light of the current protest against the banks.
The full Moon happens at the nadir at about 120 degrees east longitude, or the Lesser Sunda area of Indonesia where we find Anak Krakatao, the volcano that has been threatening to erupt. The Sun and Saturn are at the Zenith.
The full Moon happens at the zenith at about 60 degrees west longitude, or the area of the Lesser Antilles. This could trigger seismic, or volcanic, activity in the Caribbean area as well.
The full Moon at Greenwich has the Moon in the 8th house opposite the Sun and Saturn in the 2nd pointing out the serious economic difficulties faced by the UK.
The full Moon at Berlin also has the Moon in the 8th house opposite the Sun and Saturn in the 2nd pointing to the same conditions that affect the UK now. Saturn afflicted in the 2nd house denotes financial stagnation and want of activity in all financial matters affecting the entire Euro Zone. Mars at 13 degrees Leo is applying to sextile Saturn. This promisses a constructive, stabilizing influence coming. But, the current picture is seriously poor. Mars in the 12th house in the UK and in the Euro Zone warns of increasing crime.
The full Moon at Washington DC has the Moon in the 11th house opposite the Sun and Saturn in the 5th house. This points to serious discord in Congress as well as difficulties in diplomatic relations and serious concerns over the stock market. Saturn afflicted in the 5th house causes crime against women and children, and warns of dangers in places of public entertainment. Mars applying to sextile Saturn from the 3rd house warns of violence on the streets. The involvement of Mars brings police involvement. Beware of violence and police brutality if you are participating in the protests.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Future of Bank of America in Astrology


In view of the current buzz about Bank of America, the astrological charts were drawn up to get an objective view of the matter. Here is what the charts show.
Bank of America, according to the FDIC was founded on October 17, 1904 in San Francisco. It was founded by Amadeo Giannini, and was originally called the Bank of Italy. On July 31, 1998 the Bank of America was acquired by Nations Bank, and, according to the DJIA, July 31, 1998 is the most recent incorporation date of the Bank of America. Comparing the charts of 10/17/1904 and 7/31/1998 we find that on 7/31/1998 Uranus was exactly conjunct the 10/17/1904 Moon, the 7/31/1998 Moon was exactly trine the 10/17/1904 Mars, and the 7/31/1998 Venus was exactly square the 10/17/1904 Mercury, showing us the clear relation between these two incorporation dates. Uranus conjunct Moon and Moon trine Mars show rapid change and growth since 1998. Venus square Mercury is the proverbial fly in the ointment; not everything was good.
Looking at the 1904 chart, we see the progressed and converse progressed Moon coming to conjunction the natal Moon in about two years, or 2013 - 2014, telling us that an old cycle is ending and new period of development is about to come. At the same time, in 2013 - 2014, the progressed Sun will be in conjunction with the natal Saturn in Aquarius; the Sun is applying to conjunction Saturn in the 6th house. This is not the most fortunate aspect. Popular opinion does not favor the bank. The bank is laying off personel. The bank is going through an increasingly difficult period in business, and is paying for its mistakes.
Progressed Jupiter is now opposite the 1904 natal Sun. This shows confusion in business and legal dealings through this and next year. The bank will again be accused of fraud. The converse progressed Venus conjunct natal Neptune concurs. Progressed Mars is applying to square the natal Moon to bring increasing discontentment and mistrust between the bank and its clients over the next couple of years. Converse progressed Merury and Mars are coming to conjunction showing sharp practice. The bank may lose a lot of customers. The converse progressed Sun quincunx the natal Moon shows the bank's need to make adjustments in face of the likelihood of business losses. The solar arc directed Uranus is conjunct natal Mercury. The bank is inventing new instruments. Converse directed Mars is conjunct the malefic star Algol in the 10th house. Someone in a top position in the corporation is going to be axed.
Looking now at the chart of 10/31/98 we see the following. The 1998 incorporation happened when Mercury was in retrograde station. By progression, Mercury went retrograde in 2000. He is reaching inferior conjunction the Sun this year, between 2011 and 2012. Inferior conjunction says that Mercury is strangled. This is bad for business. The converse progressed Ascendent/Descendent of the 1998 chart is coming this year to conjunction the Nodal Axis, the Ascendent conjunct the North Node. This shows the bank in a critical moment having to define where it is going. The inferior conjunction of Mercury with the Sun is not helping. Converse progressed Mars is trine the Moon. This will help; it promotes new directions, new regulations, increase and expansion, new instruments and innovations. The bank needs to innovate. The directed Ascendent is coming to opposition natal Jupiter in 2012 while directed Venus is trine natal Jupiter. Directed Jupiter is now sextile natal Uranus. The bank will be looking for ways of expanding. Directed Mars is now at 29 degrees Cancer, soon to enter Leo; the bank is at the threshold of a new development. The converse progressed Mid-Heaven is conjunct Pleaides this year signifying top management in trouble.
Progressed Mars is coming to trine natal Jupiter in 2014 - 2015, and in 2015 the progressed Saturn turns retrograde. This, following the period of 2011 - 2012 when progressed Mercury is at inferior conjunction the Sun shows the company going through what may be another buyout. It is possible that Bank of America will become something else in the middle of this decade. Mars trine Jupiter in 2014 - 2015 shows dynamic expansion that cuts out of what appear to be strangling conditions shown by Mercury in inferior conjunction the Sun and Saturn at Retrograde Station. Saturn, in the 1998 chart, is in the 8th house and rules the 5th. It signifies international banking relations connected to the stock market. When Saturn turns retrograde in 2015 some ties will break. New alliances will be made. It also signals a turning point for share holders.
Bank of America appears in the next four or five years to be coming to a process of significant reorganization, possibly involving another buyout.
We note how the transits of Saturn affect Bank of America. In the 1904 chart we find Mercury at 14 Libra, the Sun at 23 Libra and Jupiter at 25 Aries. Saturn has just passed over Mercury in August. He will pass over the Sun in November, and oppose Jupiter at the end of November and beginning of December. Then Saturn will turn retrograde and oppose Jupiter again in April, 2012, and pass over the Sun again in May, 2012. Then again, Saturn will turn direct and pass over the Sun in July, 2012 and oppose Jupiter in August, 2012. So the depressive affects of Saturn are being felt by the bank through much of 2011 and 2012.
In the 1998 chart we have Venus at 14 Cancer and Mars at 16 Cancer. Transiting Saturn was square Venus in late August and square Mars in September, confirming the difficulties pointed out above.
We then note how the transits of Uranus through Aries will affect Bank of America. Taking the charts for 1904 and 1998 together, we have Venus at 14 Cancer, Mercury at 14 Libra, Mars at 16 Cancer, Sun at 23 Libra and Jupiter at 25 Aries. Uranus will be aspecting all these all the way through into May, 2017. Bank of America is going to enter a period of significant change and reorganization through the coming few years. This cannot help but affect the organization of all the banks in the world as they are all interrelated in one way or another. It is not unreasonable to think, therefore, that the entire banking system of the world is going to enter a period of restructuring, especially through to 2015.
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Friday, September 30, 2011

Horary Astrological report on the Belo Monte dam


A horary chart was made to determine what will come of the current Belo Monte dam issue in Brasil. The chart was made on 9/30/11 at 1:09 PM MST in Phoenix, AZ. Here is what the chart shows.
The Ascendent, ruling the matter, is at 2:33 Capricorn. Saturn, the ruler of the Ascendent is in the 9th house. It shows the matter held up in the courts. Venus, ruler of the 10th house is separating from conjunction Saturn in the 9th. There was a recent judgement holding up the project involving the top level of the Brasilian Government. Venus points to the President; she may be sympathetic to the court ruling. The matter is far from over, however. The Ascendent at 2 degrees says that it is still too early.
The ruler of the 2nd house, showing where the future is beginning, is Uranus. Uranus is retrograde in the 3rd house and in mutual reception with Neptune retrograde in the 2nd house. We note, the Moon is coming to square Neptune. Uranus retrograde in the 3rd house is also opposite the Sun in the 9th and square Pluto in the 1st. There is coming repeated fighting and political and legal wrangling over the matter. The fighting will probably become violent. Neptune in the 2nd house is showing criminal, dishonest interests in the matter; there are greedy people interested in seeing this project go through because they have eyes bigger than their stomachs and they are ignoring the dangers and the consequences. Neptune afflicted in the 2nd house is a sure sign of big financial losses, as well as losses of property, that threaten to hurt a lot of people in Brasil. The mutual reception of Neptune and Uranus shows tricky manipulations used to get around the wrangling. Crooks are in the works.
The Moon is in Scoprio, the sign of her fall. She is in the 11th house, the house of wishes, and is forming one aspect: square Neptune retrograde in the 2nd house. While the mutual reception of Neptune and Uranus may soften the blow, the Moon coming to square Neptune shows that what is being hoped for will be met with many complicated disappointments coming up. Moon in the sign of her fall acts in regretable ways. Moon is in the 11th house. The 11th house is also the house of the Parliament. The Parliament is headed for trouble in the matter. Moon coming to square Neptune is bad enough, but Neptune retrograde means the current action comes to something they will regret. The question then is who, the people, the Government of Brasil or the criminals behind the matter?
Stretching the matter, we may look to see who is stronger, the ruler of the 1st house or the 7th, the 1st denoting the people, and the 7th the opposition. Saturn, the ruler of the 1st house is exalted in Libra in the 9th and conjunct Venus, the ruler of the 10th. This means that the people have a good position with the courts and the President of Brasil at this time. The Moon rules the 7th house. The Moon is in the sign of her fall and is square Neptune. Clearly, the people now have the advantage.
How the matter ultimately ends is shown by the 4th house. The 4th house is ruled by Mars. Mars is in the 7th house showing international protests. We see Jupiter in the 4th house retrograde. That, in itself, might mislead us to believe that the matter will end fortunately. But, Jupiter is mutually applying to square with Mars. This means the matter will not end without a big fight. The world is becoming involved in the affair. Jupiter retrograde shows that the fight will be repeated. The criminals behind the project are incourageable. They will try again and again.
The planet behind the Moon is Venus. Moon is at 24 degrees Scorpio. Venus is at 19 degrees Libra. This says that the current state of the Belo Monte situation is connected to an important event of the nature of a cooperation that happened about five years ago. The prior Government of Brasil was involved in this affair.
Venus is behind the Moon, and Pluto stands in front of the Moon. This shows what looked good in the past will look bad in the future. Because the Ascendent is only at 2 degrees Capricorn, it is not possible at this point to say for whom it will look bad. This, at least, should encourage the opposition to fight to overturn the Belo Monte monstrosity.
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mundane Astrological view of the Libra New Moon


The New Moon happened on Sep. 27 at 12:10 PM GMD. It was a "super Moon," meaning it was closer to the earth than normal therefore having a stronger pull on the earth and its tides. This, along with a large solar flare at the time of the New Moon, may cause more seismic activity in the days to come.
The New Moon is at 4 degrees Libra. In Libra we have Mercury, Sun, Moon, Venus and Saturn, 5 planets. This Libra Stellium also includes the star Vindemiatrix, a malefic star. Vindemiatrix, originally called Vindemiator, or Gatherer of Grapes, refers to the myth of Ampelos. The myth tells how Dionysus planted a vine at the foot of an elm tree and gave it to Ampelos as a token of his love. Ampelos, while gathering the grapes, fell and broke his neck, whereupon, in his grief, Dionysus placed him among the stars as a memorial of his devotion. Vindemiatrix is the star of widows and mourners. In conjunction with the New Moon, Mercury and Venus, it shows failures in business, many disappointments, losses through law, theft, loss of friends and trouble through love and partnerships. The big news in the world on the day of the New Moon was Brazil's decision to go forward on the Belo Monte dam project. It has caused no small degree of distress in Brazil, among the indigenous people in Brazil, and among people of the world. This move was seen in the chart of the equinox just past.
The stellium of Mercury, Sun, Moon, Venus and Saturn in Libra shows the world in a time of Judgement. Venus is at 15 degrees Libra, exactly at the fulcrum of the balance. Venus is the ruler of Libra. The entire tone of this time is Judgement and Justice. The forces of light and darkness are clearly split by the sword of Justice now. It is important to know which side you are on and to act justly.
The New Moon with Mercury is opposite Uranus and Pluto. This brings the fall equinox T-square of the Sun, Uranus and Pluto to focus. This month is therefore marked by this T-square. It will affect the market so that it will behave erratically. The T-square will be seen in sudden and unanticipated retreats in the market. There is a square of Mars with Jupiter that confirms coming losses. Mars, on the other hand, is trine Uranus; this will cause unexpected rallies. The condition of the market is going to be highly volatile.
The New Moon in the UK is in the 10th house opposite Uranus in the 4th and square Pluto in the 2nd. This brings out sharp opposition to the Government over compounding problems in the economy and stock market. Mars is square Jupiter in the 5th house; speculators beware.
The New Moon in the US is conjunct the Ascendent and opposite Uranus in the 6th house conjunct the Descendent, square Pluto in the 3rd house conjunct the IC and opposite the Mid-Heaven. Jupiter is square Mars in the 10th house. The country is heading into more turmoil. There is much unrest and discontentment and poor health among the people. Uranus afflicted in the 6th house points to serious trouble with people in public service and in the military. Police brutality is a danger. Uranus afflicted in the 6th house also warns of explosions with loss of life. Conjunct the 7th house cusp, Uranus brings agitation against the country and trouble in foreign affairs. Mars is in the 10th house square Jupiter in the 8th house. This points to illness and death in the highest circle. It also points to increased military activity with unfortunate results. There is much fighting in the Government and the President is losing popularity. Jupiter in the 8th house mutually applying to square Mars in the 10th shows the Government entering hostile relation with financiers and bankers. The country is in turmoil. The Wall Street demonstrations are spreading to other cities. Pluto in the 3rd house shows how the media is failing to report the news. Pluto opposite the Mid-Heaven is amplifying opposition to the Government. The Moon which rules the 10th house, in opposition to Uranus and square Pluto shows a very difficult month opening for the Government.
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Mundane Astrological view of the Fall Ingress, 9/23/11



Fall equinox came on September 23 at 9:06 AM GMT. The outstanding aspects cast by the Sun are his opposition to Uranus in Aries, square to Pluto in Capricorn, sextile to Moon and sextile to Mars, Moon and Mars in conjunction in Leo. Moon and Mars lend great strength and cause for some optimism to the Sun, making the Fall a constructive time despite the many untoward conditions of this time shown by the Sun in T-square with Uranus and Pluto. There is a great deal of tension in the world of politics and finances now.

We notice that in the spring equinox chart Saturn was at 14 degrees Libra and Moon was at 17 degrees Libra. Now, at the fall equinox we find Saturn at 17 degrees Libra; the conjunction of Saturn and Moon at the spring equinox is now exact. What this means is that the unfortunate trends of economic difficulties, bad trade relations, tendencies to disorder and depression in the world, political affairs going awry, the people suffering because of unemployment, crop failures, trouble with banks and stock markets, troubled affairs in parliaments and in congress, embarrassments to Governments with possibilities of deaths in Government circles is now coming to a head.

Looking at the chart of the New York Stock Exchange we see Uranus in the 10th house in Aries opposite the Sun in Libra and square Pluto in Capricorn. This shows the market in a precarious and unstable condition this fall. This is confirmed by the New Moon chart, the New Moon coming on September 27th at 11:10 AM GMT. The New Moon is at 4 degrees Libra opposite Uranus and square Pluto. This means that the lunation period of September 27th to October 26th is going to see very unstable market activity with sudden losses accompanied by some sharp gains as shown by Mars in Leo tightly trine Uranus and sextile the new Moon.

In the fall equinox chart the Sun opposite Uranus and square Pluto shows sudden and unexpected troubles coming to heads of state, ill considered legislation, political blunders bringing losses of friends and gain of enemies, party splits, strikes, protests and riots, and failures of Governments. Where there are elections great changes are to be expected. Watch the situation in Spain.

The fall equinox Sun sextile the Moon helps mitigate some of the more dire indications of the Sun opposition Uranus and square Pluto. The Sun sextile Moon will help bridge some of the tensions between the Government and the people and will encourage productive business activity at home and abroad despite all the trouble otherwise shown.

The fall equinox Sun sextile Mars gives strength to heads of state as well as to the military. This, accompanied with the Sun in T-square Uranus and Pluto means that military activity is going to increase this fall; a lot of destructive activity is to be anticipated. The positive side of the Sun sextile Mars, barring the glaring opposition of the military powers against the developing world, especially seen in the current plight of Africa, is that it gives the world the opportunity to cooperate and constructively improve international relations. Whether the world uses the positive possibilities offered by the heavens now is to be seen.

The fall equinox chart for the UK has the Sun in the 11th house opposite Uranus in the 5th and square Pluto in the 2nd. This shows the Parliament at odds over troubles affecting the condition of the economy, difficult diplomatic relations, and problems in education. The Sun opposite Uranus also shows increasing opposition to the Prime Minister. The Moon and Mars sextile the Sun from the 9th house shows Britain's involvement in foreign wars contributing to the discontentment of the opposition to the current Government. These problems will not resolve easily or quickly. Looking at the transits of Pluto, the turmoil in Britain and in the Euro Zone as well as in Australia will increase through the rest of this year, through 2012 and into 2013.

The fall equinox chart for Germany has the Sun in the 10th house opposite Uranus in the 5th and square Pluto in the 2nd. Opposition to the Government in Germany is more intense than in Britain. We note in this chart that Jupiter is the ruler of the 2nd house and is in the 6th house. Jupiter is square the Moon and Mars. Moon and Mars are sextile the Sun. This shows that the Government's actions toward the ailing countries in the Euro Zone is depleting the wealth of Germany and causing no small degree of distress, and this may cause big protests that will endanger the Government of Frau Merkel. Jupiter retrograde in the 6th house square Moon and Mars, with Pluto in the 2nd house in T-square with the Sun and Uranus is not at all benefiting the working classes. It is showing a big waste of money. It is also entirely against the better interests of Germany to engage in military activities now.

The Sun in the fall equinox chart is in the 10th house all through Central Europe, down through Central and South Africa, and eastward into the Middle East. The Sun is in the 10th house in Jerusalem. Simply put, Governments, and heads of state, in this region of the world are now subject to sudden and unexpected troubles. Political relations in this region are particularly fragile and unstable. Governments are prone to failures, or emergencies, and, if there are elections, to radical changes, and there are probabilities of strikes, protest movements and riots.

The fall equinox chart for Tehran, Iran has the Sun in the 9th house opposite Uranus in the 3rd and square Pluto in the 12th conjunct the Ascendent showing disputes and troubles coming from neigboring lands and from secret criminal elements, or clandestine enemies attempting to undermine the country. Mars and Moon in the 7th house square Jupiter in the 4th intensifies the probabilities of international disputes and warns of dangers of warlike activity. Mars in Leo points east by north, or the areas of Afghanistan and possibly Turkmanistan.

The chart for Pakistan is similar to that of Iran except Pluto is not conjunct the Ascendent, but is in the 12th house showing criminal activity coming into the country from neighboring lands. There are dangers of warlike activities, the northeast part of the country and the area near Kashmir appearing most vulnerable.

The chart for India has the Sun in the 8th house opposite Uranus in the 2nd and square Pluto in the 12th. Sun afflicted in the 8th house raises the death rate and brings death to notable people in the highest circles of the land. Uranus afflicted in the 2nd house brings unexpected losses, but trine Mars, brings unexpected gains as well. The stock market in India will be highly volatile this fall. Pluto afflicted in the 12th house brings misfortune to the poor and increases underground criminal activity as well as clandestine activity of enemies of the state. Mars and Moon in the 7th house square Jupiter in the 4th house also brings dangers of violence and potential military activity to India, the fall equinox chart showing unrest in the entire region of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India as well as in Nepal and Tibet.

The chart for China has the Sun in the 7th house opposite Uranus in the 1st and square Pluto in the 10th. Jupiter is in the 2nd house. The Sun afflicted in the 7th house shows tense relations with foreign powers. Uranus afflicted in the 1st house shows turbulence among the people. There could be strikes, rioting and violent uprisings against the authorities. Pluto afflicted in the 10th house brings probabilities of Government crack downs on the one hand and purges in the Government of certain officials on the other. China is not in a good mood. Jupiter in the 2nd house, nonetheless, shows China's wealth increasing. Jupiter square Mars and Moon in the 6th house shows hard work. It also shows a possible epidemic, harsh conditions for workers, fires, explosions or accidents in work places and possible accidents on warships as well as internal conflicts in the military. Mercury, Sun, Venus and Saturn in the 7th house of the chart shows a strong focus on Chinese foreign relations this fall. In spite of all, however, China is prospering.

The chart for Japan has the Sun in the 6th house opposite Uranus in the 12th and square Pluto in the 9th. The national health of Japan is adversely affected. Jupiter in the 1st house gives the Japanese people a hopeful outlook, but square Mars and Moon in the 5th house with Mars ruling the 8th, this outlook is marred by a rise in deaths of children and women.

The equinox chart for Australia also has the Sun in the 6th house opposite Uranus in the 12th and square Pluto in the 9th. Jupiter is in the 1st house square Mars and Moon in the 4th house, and Saturn in in the 7th house precisely opposite the Ascendent. Unfavorable developments in the areas of labor and health come to attention. Saturn in the 7th house opposite the Ascendent is unfavorable for foreign affairs. Foreign trade is adversely affected. Saturn in Libra points to probable difficulties in trade relations with China. Mars and Moon in the 4th house square Jupiter in the 1st brings trouble to the Government due to the international trade and financial mess. It also points to potential fires or accidents in public buildings, mining accidents and earthquakes to the northeast of Australia in the area of ring of fire. Mars also adversely affects agriculture and the real estate market. The square of Mars and Jupiter shows losses of money affecting the people. There could be fires on the land this spring.

The equinox chart for Brazil has the Sun exactly conjunct the Ascendent opposite Uranus in the 7th house and square Pluto in the 4th house. Brazil is at a critical point in her relations with foreign powers eager to take control of her vast wealth. Pluto, the ruler of the 2nd house is in the 4th house; this points to matters connected to the land and natural resources. Mars and Moon in the 11th house are square to Jupiter in the 8th. The Moon rules the 10th and 11th houses and Mars rules the 7th. This appears to say that the Government, ruled by the Moon, is in danger of making international financial deals to its ultimate disadvantage.

The fall equinox chart for the USA has the Sun in the 1st house opposite Uranus in the 8th and square Pluto in the 4th showing the outlook marred by concerns over the debt, losses caused by natural and man-made disasters, and losses of natural resources, the drought in Texas being an example. Uranus afflicted in the 8th also denotes sudden and unexpected deaths caused by accidents, possible explosions, and suicides. Moon and Mars in the 11th house square Jupiter in the 9th house shows the Congress bickering over legal matters. Venus and Saturn in the 2nd house show how money coming is being limited by inroads caused by conditions of financial stagnation. Saturn is exactly semi-square Mars and Moon in the 11th house. There are clear dangers of losses and periods of sluggishness in the market.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Mundane astrological view of Mars in Leo


Mars entered Leo at 2:52 AM GMD on September 19th. Entering Leo from Cancer the energy of Mars changes very noticibly. Cancer, his weakest sign, brought out his worst; Leo, a very positive sign for Mars, will increase his powers.
The aspects formed by Mars upon entering Leo give us a good snapshot of what he's up to now. This will have something to say about his influence in the world as he moves through Leo between now and November 10th when he enters Virgo.
Mars, upon entering Leo, is applying to trine Uranus. We also see the Sun applying to sextile Mars, and Venus separating from sextile Mars, and Mercury separating from semi-square Mars. For the most part these are positive aspects that bring a more constructive spirit into the world.
Mars applying to trine Uranus encourages more positive, innovative developments in government undertakings, and gives hope for breakthroughs. Mars sextile Sun favors world leaders. It also brings increases of warlike operations and offers possibilities of constructive reforms to the military. Sun and Mars in sextile generally favor industry as well. Venus sextile Mars favors business and money matters. But, while the current position of Mars is working constructively in the world, as seen by his aspects to Uranus, the Sun and Venus, his semi-square aspect to Mercury shows public anger and political quarreling, accidents in traveling, public demonstrations, possible strikes, and dangers of theft.
The chart made at Greenwich shows Mars ruling the mid- heaven in the 12th house and square the mid-heaven showing an increase in crime and violence as well as possibilities of fires in public institutions. The Government, as shown, is not at all popular with the poor. Mars trine Uranus in the 9th house favors advances in science and technology with the possibility of some interesting discoveries. Mars trine Uranus and sextile Venus shows productive diplomatic activities probably having to do with British relations with the EU. Mars sextile Sun in the 2nd house favors the economic picture for the moment. But, Mars semi-square Mercury in the 2nd house warns of theft and losses in the stock market. The financial imbalance in the UK is not about to be resolved even though the spirit of Mars favors constructive action.
Mars in the chart of the Euro is in the 10th house in opposition with Neptune at 1:03 Aquarius. Neptune rules the 7th house of the Euro chart. This is a chaotic, even explosive influence for the affairs of the Euro zone having to do with questions of partnerships. Interesting to note, the 7th house cusp of that chart is at 29:50 Pisces. Transiting Neptune has been passing over that degree to bring much confusion and distressing news. The positive aspects shown by Mars at this time give some hope that constructive actions can be taken. Mars in the 10th house is showing a need for reorganization.
The chart made at Washington DC has Mars in the 3rd house. This, despite the good aspects, this warns of traffic accidents. Transportation industries suffer losses. The 3rd house Mars also points to deliberate, aggressive manipulations of the news media such as failures to report the protest activities happening on Wall Street at this time. Mars trine Uranus in the 11th house brings angry debates to Congress in reaction to the President's asserting his ideas about taxes. Mars sextile Sun and Venus in the 5th house will bring some exciting entertainments, while his semi-square Mercury in the 5th house will adversely affect schools.
Looking at the chart of the UN, Mars squares the UN Sun at 1:07 Scorpio in the 7th house. Mars is the ruler of the UN Chart whose Ascendent is at 20:04 Aries. Mars' entrance into Leo ushers in a period of quarreling in the UN. The current issue is the question of Palestinian statehood. The positive aspects of Mars can help steer the quarrel in a positive direction.
Mars in the chart of Australia is forming trine aspects with Venus, Uranus, Jupiter and Mercury. This encourages positive developments in the areas of international financial relations and trade.
Mars in the chart of South Africa appears in the 6th house of the chart of the constitution square the Sun and Jupiter. This shows a period of tension and difficulties in the Government, public excitment over crimes, and the danger of infectious disease. The positive aspects that Mars has give hope for constructive activity nonetheless.
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Monday, August 29, 2011

The astrological view of the New Moon.


The new moon came on August 29th at 4:05 AM GMT, or August 28th at 11:05 PM EDT. At first glance we see a grand trine formed by the lunation and Venus in Virgo with Jupiter in Taurus and Pluto in Capricorn. This grand trine promises that more sanguine conditions will develop during this month despite whatever else is shown. The grand trine in Earth signs says that we are entering a month in which we will see growth in business and finances. The lunation trine Jupiter will bring a period of general improvement and growth. Jupiter is the ruler of the New York Stock Exchange Mid Heaven. The grand trine involving Jupiter indicates a general upward trend in stock prices this month.
Looking further, we see Mars in Cancer separating from square Saturn in Libra. This shows the harsh conditions from last month overshadowing and influencing the current lunation period.
In the lunation chart we also find Mercury in Leo applying to exact trine the North Lunar Node in Sagittarius to bring some alarming news from afar.
Looking again at the chart of the New York Stock Exchange, we see that Mars is the co-ruler of the Mid Heaven. The Mars square Saturn aspect together warns that even though the trend of the NYSE is up this month, there is a probability of some sell-offs in light of what is happening abroad, especially in the EU.
The lunation chart interacts with the chart of the Summer Solstice (June 21st). We see that in the Summer Solstice chart there was an exact quincunx aspect between the Moon at 10 degrees Pisces and Saturn at 10 degrees Libra. In the lunation chart, we find Jupiter at 10 degrees Taurus. Jupiter is now forming a Yod aspect with the Summer Solstice Moon and Saturn. The point of the Yod is Saturn. It says that imbalances and unanswered needs experienced through the summer are now at a point demanding adjustments. Looking at the the chart for the UK this points to matters involving communication and the Government. The Government needs to be in better communication with the street and the neighborhoods. Looking at the chart for the US this points to matters involving the nation's unhappy outlook with serious emphasis on jobs. The lunation chart has Saturn in the 6th house trine the Summer Solstice Venus in the 9th. This means that the US will see an increase in jobs coming from foreign employers.
The chart for DC has the Ascendent conjunct the malefic star Algol. Algol is the most evil star in the heavens. The Ascendent forms a square with Neptune in the 10th house and with Mercury in the 4th. Mercury is in exact trine with the North Node in the 7th. We can expect some very ugly talk, fear mongering and gossip to come up this month in and about political circles. Algol inclines toward mob violence. Malicious talk and propaganda is deliberately being aimed at arousing the public's wrath. The lunation trine Jupiter will serve as a buffer.
Saturn at the lunation is exactly conjunct his natal position in the US chart of July 4th, 1776. This New Moon marks the Saturn Return of the USA. We find ourselves in a severe financial and political crisis. SAturn in the USA natal chart is square the Sun and in a grand trine with Mars and Uranus in Gemini and the Moon in Aquarius. This indicates that, being in this crisis, we may look forward to a period of constructive development coming.
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Chinese astrology report: Chinese fall season.



Chinese Fall season started at 5:49 AM, Beijing time, on August 8th, in other words 5:49 PM EDT on 8/7 at Washington DC. Chinese Fall season, or the season of the element Metal begins exactly mid-point the Summer Solstice and the Fall Equinox. It coincides with the Druid festival of Lughnasadh, the beginning of the harvest season, and this harvest season has certainly gotten off with a bang. While Western astrology doesn’t work with the cross-quarter days, Chinese astrology does. They are very important days when the Sun’s energy is at the most fixed points in the Zodiac. These points are called the Gates of the Earth. They are 15 degrees Aquarius, 15 degrees Taurus, 15 degrees Leo and 15 degrees Scorpio. We are now at 15 degrees Leo. The conditions we see around us in the world today are a strong indication of the conditions that will continue into November. We are in perilous times.

All things considered, the Chinese astrological charts were calculated for Washington DC. What these charts say has meaning for the entire world.

The signs are as follows. Metal Rabbit is the year sign; Fire Monkey is the month sign; Wood Horse is the day sign; Water Monkey is the hour sign. The star is 2 Earth.

The element balance shows 4 Metals, 4 Waters, 2 Woods, 2 Fires and 3 Earths. The situation of Fire is extremely weak: the Fire of Fire Monkey is turned to Water by the Metal Rabbit, and the Horse (a Fire sign) of the Wood Horse is rendered void by the Metal Rabbit. This indicates a sudden implosion. Look at the stock markets. Up to this time there was a continual expansion. Now there is implosion. We may reasonably expect the markets to remain dangerously unstable through the coming months.

The chart has a sign called Knife Blade. This warns of impulsive, violent actions. People are panicking and losing their money. They won’t listen and will resent advice. Dare devils can lose their fortunes. Complementing this is a star called Robbing Star. The chart has two Robbing Stars. It means exactly what it sounds like.
In addition to the Knife Blade the chart has two indicators called End and one called Death. Combined with Knife Blade and Robbing Stars these spell a radical, violent reaping happening in the world. Look at all the violence now. The Reaper is rampant in the world.

There are 10 Yang elements and 4 Yin elements in this chart. The over balance of Yang means strong forward momentum. We find the strongest overbalance in Yang Water. There are 4 Yang Waters. This is generating fear in the world. Fear turns to panic.

The chart style is called Secondary Resources combined with strong Imposing Authority deities. Secondary Resource deities favor looking for alternatives. They also favor all secret, behind the scenes activities and working by occult means. This is a good time for psychics and astrologers, and suggests that much is happening behind the scenes in secrecy. Imposing Authority deities break barriers and favor adventurous and risky actions. The void Horse in the chart spells unstable and inauspicious fortunes. Coupled with the void Horse and the Knife Blade the Imposing Authority deities can bring ruin to reckless people who are unaware of what is happening behind their backs.

The month star 2 Earth puts the year star, 7 Metal, in the house of the Abyss. This means that the energy of the time is such that those who know where they are going are now on the road to their destination for good or ill, and those who don’t know where they are going are now stuck in a rut. 7 Metal in the house of the Abyss yields two I Ching hexagrams: Limitation and Oppression. Notwithstanding, 7 Metal can be productive in this position if it doesn’t entertain unrealistic illusions. The advice is don’t try to force your way out of difficulties. Accept where you are and go with the flow; everything changes.

The month star, 2 Earth, in addition, puts the star of destruction in the house of the Mountain. This means destruction to and from banks. The month star then puts the star of banks, 8 Earth star, in opposition with the star of destruction. Many banks are in serious trouble.

To help clarify the meaning of all of this, an I Ching hexagram was derived from the Chinese year, month, day and hour (this being the 9th hour of the 8th lunar day of the 7th lunar month of the 27th year of the current cycle). The resulting hexagram is #49, Revolution. And the line is the 3rd line. It says starting right now is bad luck. Openly persevering is dangerous. When talk of revolution has gone around three times it will start. Grudges are deep rooted. The force of the discontentment will rise of itself. Hasty decisions bring unfortunate results. Be careful not to engage in petty disputes. The advice is to work for the support of others; only changes having the support of others will work.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Horary astrological view: Greece


In an article from Associated Press, dated June 19, 2011, the question was raised whether Greece is on the path to stability or just delaying an inevitable disaster. The article goes on to assert that the answer won't come for weeks or months, but that financial analysts are not optimistic.

A horary astrological chart was drawn up on June 19 at 2:33 PM MST at Phoenix, AZ to look into the probable future of the situation. We note the Moon forming two aspects: trine Sun and square Mars, respectively. The Sun is the ruler of the 11th house and is in the 9th house. Mars is the ruler of the 2nd house and is in the 8th house. Mars is at 29 degrees Taurus. Mars at 29 degrees any sign is out of patience. 29 degrees Taurus is the Pleaides, the "Weeping Sisters", a most unfortunate degree. Moon's final aspect square Mars with Pleaides says the matter will come to a most unfortunate pass. In a nutshell, while diplomats are hopeful that a bail out will help, if the bailout actually goes through it will lead to regrettable losses and violence. The financial analysts have good reason not to be optimistic.

Saturn in this chart is in the 12th house. This shows trouble behind the scenes affecting the final outcome. Saturn is the dispositor of the Moon and rules the 4th house, in other words, the end of the matter looks rather grim. Also note: Mercury is coming to square Saturn. Mercury is the ruler of the 9th house and is in the 9th house. International relations of the Euro Zone will become more seriously troubled than they are already. Disaster looks probable.

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Horary astrological view of Germany's future


A horary chart was drawn up on March 26th at 5:05 MDT in Albuquerque NM (106W39; 35N05) to look into the question of Germany's future in light the condition of the Euro and the EU bailouts coming up. As shown by Saturn rising retrograde in the 2nd house of this chart serious and repeated trouble is coming up; it involves money and the need to protect the national security. Saturn mutual reception Venus says that Germany will look for the way out.

Venus is the ruler of the 2nd house. We see her at 29 degrees Aquarius in conjunction with Neptune in the 6th house. The 6th house says the coming matter is distressing. Both Venus and Neptune at 29 degrees is saying that those in distress are at the end of their tolerance. Venus, denoting the money, conjunct Neptune shows loss. Neptune rules the 7th house of international relations. The German economy is being drained by the untenable demands of the EU. This is going to cause big political trouble for the current Government.

The Moon in this chart is forming square aspects to Jupiter and Mercury. Jupiter and Mercury are in the 8th house. Jupiter rules the 4th house and Mercury rules the 10th. The 4th house is the people and the 10th is the Government. The people are at odds with the Government over the matter of economic losses. Frau Merkel's Government is already becoming unpopular. The federal elections coming in 2013 are happening at the time when Pluto is in conjunction with the Euro's Sun at 10 degrees Capricorn. The Euro will be in big trouble. Because of the severe consequences of the bailouts of Ireland, Greece, Portugal and Spain, involvement in the EU will become extremely unpopular amongst the German people and that will bring them into conflict with the current Government. It is not out of the question if the Mark is restored.

The Moon in this chart is in Capricorn square to Saturn in the 2nd house. This brings severe economic demands on Germany, depresses the markets and makes inroads in German business and industry.

Germany's ties to the EU may be seen in the relation between Mercury and Jupiter in this chart, also between Mercury and Neptune. Mercury rules the Ascendent, meaning Germany itself; Jupiter and Neptune rule the 7th house, meaning the other nations of the EU. The Moon is square Jupiter and Mercury. This brings strife to Germany's relations with the other members of the EU. We also see in the 7th house Mars and Uranus. Mars in the 7th house reaffirms strife, and denotes possible breakings of ties. Uranus is coming to square Pluto. This denotes crisis conditions developing in Germany's relation to the EU. The EU is in a weakened condition. The German people will have had it. We can see the problems in the EU reflected in the degree of strife that is now developing between the German people and the Government.

We also note, Jupiter is in opposition with Saturn. Jupiter rules the 4th house. The 4th house is the end of the matter. The opposition of Jupiter to Saturn spells serious losses of money and a breaking of economic ties. Saturn in mutual reception Venus shows Germany getting out of the burdens. The people will force the Government to change its relation with the EU.

The Moon afflicted in Capricorn in the 5th house also shows the German cultural scene suffering seriously from the imperialistic designs of the EU that have been draining Germany of its wealth. Watch the German people. The days of Merkel's Government and its entanglement with Bruxelles are numbered.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Astrological view of the super moon on 3/19


The full Moon is on March 19th at 6:11 PM GMT. It is called a super Moon as it is far closer to Earth than normally, and therefore exerts an especially strong magnetic pull on the Earth. The Moon is below the equator at about 5 degrees South declination. 5 degrees South may affect the area of Northern Peru and Southern Equador. Notwithstanding, the strong magnetic force of the super Moon will affect violent events of one kind or another on the entire planet. Confirming this, we find that the full Moon and Sun are exactly square the Nodal Axis and they are also exactly square the Lunar Eclipse of 12/21.

It is also important to note that at the time of this super Moon Jupiter and Saturn are within close orb of opposition to one another. The opposition of Jupiter and Saturn is triggering more Solar activity. The Solar flares to come will activate more Earth activity.

The full Moon is also in tight opposition with Uranus at 00:26 Aries. Exactly square the December 21st Lunar Eclipse (29 degrees Gemini), the super Moon will trigger more repercussions from that eclipse, the most recent being when Uranus was at 29 degrees Pisces square the eclipse degree at last week's earthquake and tsunami with all its catastrophic developments.

The Lunar Eclipse on 12/21 occured at 12:00 Noon over Japan. This guaranteed that Japan would be struck by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions within three months. It has happened. The super Moon will probably bring more. It will affect the Ring of Fire. The latitude of Japan is between 130 degrees and 148 degrees East. These latitudes also include Kamchatka Pennisula, Eastern Indonesia and New Guinea, in other words, the Western side of the Ring of Fire. The super Moon will trigger more activity in this and other regions.

Looking at the chart for Japan, the full Moon and Saturn are in the 8th house with Mars, Sun, Uranus, Jupiter and Mercury in the 2nd house. This shows a tremendous loss of wealth for Japan and a spike in the death rate. The Moon afflicted by Uranus shows coming panic and many deaths. The full Moon activating the 12/21 Lunar Eclipse may possibly bring more seismic activity in Japan. It is also possible that the situation of the nuclear reactors will turn for the worse.

Looking at Pakistan we find the full Moon in the Mid Heaven. Opposite Uranus, this full Moon brings potential seismic activity to the region, and it says that there is a lot of popular unrest and trouble in the Government. The Government is unpopular. Moon afflicted in the Mid Heaven shows scandals in Government circles. The Moon opposite Uranus in the 4th house shows that radical revolutionary forces are in opposition to the Government. Uranus is on a critical degree. This means that the opposition to the Government is critical and very dangerous. There may be another assassination. The Ascendent is at 29 degrees Scorpio bringing a weeping matter to Pakistan and the part of Assassination is at 19 degrees Sagittarius exactly square Mars. There will be a notable act of violence. The picture is ominous.

The full Moon and Saturn in New Zealand are in the 7th house opposite Sun, Uranus, Jupiter and Mercury in the 1st house. In light of the eclipse of 12/21, this full Moon may bring more seismic activity to New Zealand as well.

We also note that Mars will be at 29 degrees Pisces on April 1st. That may also trigger a repercussion from the 12/21 lunar eclipse. This full Moon is contributing to it.

Looking at the UK, the full Moon at Greenwich is on the Ascendent opposite Uranus in the 7th house. There are earthquakes in Britain sometimes. The Ascendent in the new Moon chart for UK is at 29 degrees Virgo exactly square the 12/21 eclipse, and the Mid Heaven in the new Moon chart for UK is at 29 degrees Gemini exactly in conjunction with the 12/21 eclipse. The entire country is in a state of tension and the Government is having no small degree of trouble. We note that the eclipsed Moon on 12/21 in Britain was just below the Western horizon, and the super Moon of 3/19 is just above the Eastern horizon. This is an interesting configuration. It says that British relations with foreign powers are at a critical juncture.

Greenwich is at 00 West longitude. Following that line South, we cross through Western France, Spain and Portugal and down into Western Africa. This entire region has the super Moon on the horizon. Any area in this region prone to earthquakes is now vulnerable. Whether earthquakes happen or not can here not be said with any certainty.

The full moon chart for Libya has the moon in the 12th house opposite Sun and Uranus in the 6th. Saturn is rising in the 1st opposite Jupiter and Mercury in the 7th. Mars is in the 6th. It points out fires and accidents and insubordination in the military. Afflicted Moon in 12 points to crime. Uranus in 6 points to explosions with loss of life. Saturn in 1 opposite Jupiter produces distress, poverty, disease.

Looking at the US, the full Moon is in the 3rd house opposite Uranus in the 9th. This warns of an increase in road accidents and a possible air crash. Uranus in the 9th house also suggests an emergency situation arising in one of the states.

A Johndro locality chart was made for California. In California we find the full Moon on the 7th house cusp opposite Uranus in the 1st house. We also see the meridian, i.e., the Mid Heaven and the Nadir exactly in conjunction with the Lunar Nodes, the Mid Heaven conjunct the North Node. There is the danger of an earthquake on the West Coast.

Looking further in the US, the super moon appears at the nadir opposite the Sun and Uranus in the 10th house in the entire Western half of the continental part of the country from approximately 95 degrees West to the West coast. This possibly will bring seismic activity to whatever areas there are that are prone to such. The area of the West as shown by the super Moon is also experiencing a great deal of political tension, as the charts show opposition to Government.

95 degrees West longitude also extends down into Mexico in the states of Veracruz and Oaxaca. The super Moon is therefore at the nadir from this area westward to the Pacific coast including California Baja.

All of the above delineated charts point to areas on the earth that may have seismic activity as a result of the 12/21 lunar eclipse as activated by this super Moon. The Western side of the Ring of Fire appears to be most vulnerable.

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