Wednesday, March 13, 2013

White smoke: Pope Francis' election in astrology

On March 13, at approximately 19:20 CET the Vatican sent up the white smoke proclaiming the new pope. What this reveals astrologically is as follows.

According to the ephemeris Mercury is retrograde and turns direct at 21:04 CET on March 17, in almost exactly 4 days. Projected in years this says that in about 4 to 5 years from now an important change will occur in the papacy, either modifying, or ending the reign of Francis. Mercury in this chart rules the 9th house, signifying the church itself as well as legal affairs. Mercury is also square and in mutual reception with Jupiter in the 9th house showing a great deal of controversy through the reign of Francis. But, the square between Mercury and Jupiter, Being a zodiac square and a mundane trine, shows that the controversy and arguing may be productive.

The Moon in the chart is at 16 degrees Aries forming counterparallel aspects with Neptune and Saturn. The Moon rules the 10th house of the pope himself. Neptune is in the 5th house, and Saturn is in the 2nd house. These show the pope distancing himself from elements connected to financial dealings and the more unsavory elements in the church. Neptune in the 5th house points to vice, immorality, and crimes against children. Saturn retrograde in Scorpio in the 2nd house in mutual reception with Pluto in the 4th points to secretive financial dealings, control of banks, and vast land holdings. The Moon counterparallel to Neptune and Saturn shows the pope distancing himself from these matters. As he appears and what is actually happening are incommensurate, in other words.

The chart has a most interesting aspect. Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter form an apect called The Finger of God. It points to Jupiter in the 9th house. The writing on the wall says that the church must adjust if it is to be a religious institution. Jupiter square Mercury may confuse the meaning. The north lunar node at 19 degrees Scorpio is in the 2nd house. 19 degrees Scorpio is the star Serpentis, the most malefic star in the heavens. The 2nd house, being the house of the future, shows the church steering a dark course into the future with respect to its financial ambitions.

The ruler of the 2nd house also points to the future. The 2nd house in this chart has two rulers, Mars and Pluto. Mars is in the 6th house pointing to stressful conditions requiring adjustments, especially connected with the scandals involving child abuse. The other ruler is Pluto. Pluto is in the 4th house. The 4th house has to do with land and real estate holdings, connected with banking interests. The 4th house also has to do with opposition to the pope. The pope is not able to control what is happening.

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