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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