Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Why So Many People Are Passing Over Right Now

I was asked why so many people are passing over right now: Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, Billy Mays, the flight from Rio to Paris and another flight over the ocean that crashed last night, and possibly more to come. So I looked at the New Moon chart at Washington DC, 1:47 AM EDT on June 21, 2009, and calculated the Part of Death to see what it would say. The Part of Death in the New Moon chart is in the 11th house opposite Uranus in the 5th house, and its solstice point is conjunct the New Moon in the 9th house. Translated to plain English, the Part of Death shows surprising, unexpected deaths in the entertainment field, disasters to vacationers, and fatal accidents in flights over the ocean. To confirm this, the New Moon in the 9th house-of-long-distance-travel was opposite Pluto the universal significator of death in the 3rd house-of-travel. The Part of Death in the Summer Solstice chart made at Washington DC is square the Sun, ruler of the 5th house in the 3rd house. This means that the Summer Solstice chart says that we are getting news of deaths to people in the entertainment field, as well as to vacationers and travelers.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Michael Jackson: a Chinese Astrological Portrait

Given different proposed times of birth, the one that looks most probable is around 10:53 am, falling squarely into the 6th Chinese time division. The date of Michael Jackson's birth was August 29, 1958. Born in the year of Earth Dog, month of Metal Monkey, day of Earth Tiger, and hour of Fire Snake, Jackson's chart shows him to have been a hard worker and subject to harsh conditions. True to his chart, Michael Jackson was a musician with pronounced acting, correographic and dancing talents. The distribution of elements in Jackson's chart shows 5 Metals, 1 Water, 1 Wood, 4 Fires, and 6 Earths. Wood is extremely weak; Earth and Metal are extremely strong. The chart also has 13 Yang elements and 3 Yin elements. Yang far outweighs Yin. Jackson suffered extreme tension. The greatest focus of elements is 6 Yang Earths. Yang Earth is extremely over-balanced. This means that Jackson's health was affected adversely by a tendency to intense anxiety and depression, and an unfulfillable need for love. The extremely weak Wood in the chart shows trouble with liver functioning and connective tissues and a tendency to confusion and anger. The over-balanced Yang Earth affected the spleen, stomach and pancreas; it shows a tendency to diabetes, circulatory problems, and a degenerative condition to the flesh and nose. The almost equally over-balanced Metal shows skin and intestinal problems and a tendency to grieve. Jackson's surgeries appear not to have been so much for beauty as they were for cosmetic reasons related to the complex health issues he suffered. Had he survived his heart attack, it is questionable that he would have been able to live much longer in his emotional condition.
The 13 Yang elements in the chart show Jackson to have been an initiator. He was good at starting projects, and relied on others to complete them. Jackson appears to have been a creatively independent and competitive character while being friendly to a lot of people. He thrived in a friendly, competitive milieu.
Jackson's 10-year luck cycles began when he was four years old. His first luck cycle, running from age four to fourteen, shows him traveling and experiencing trouble in the family. His father abused him. Jackson's chart shows his father was not there as a father to support and guide him, but was a brutal task master. This had a causal connection to Jackson's tendency to squander money and to be thwarted in love. It appears that it was in his twenties that Jackson came into his own and his father went out of the picture; nonetheless, the harm done in the earlier years engendered the pattern of intense anxiety and emotional need that were the major cause of Jackson's health problems. The cycle from age twenty-four to thirty-four shows Jackson riding high. His creativity flourished in those years. It is probable that in those years Jackson had stong romantic interests as well. Possibilities of close relationships, including marriage, appear in Jackson's chart from age fourteen up to the most recent times. Jackson's chart, however, shows lack of support from parents, distancing of siblings, and poor relations with children. You may see how all of this, coupled with his anxieties, contributed to his deteriorating health and untimely death. Had he lived on, and been freed of his emotional condition, he would have found genuine love in the cycle of age sixty-four to seventy-four. The chart, nonetheless, shows Jackson to have been a natural loner. It was not easy for him to keep a relationship. The over-balanced Metal in Jackson's chart shows that he was prone to grief. Chronic grief leads to heart ailments. The vital element in Jackson's chart is Water. The vital element is the element that the person's life depends on. Water was relatively weak at the time of Jackson's birth. It became strong for him at age fourteen and was strongest between twenty-four and thirty-four. It was still strong between thirty-four and forty-four, but began to run out at forty-four. From his mid-forties to around fifty Jackson's health was in danger. He had become very fragile. The astrological indications in 2007 show an emotionally upset time that weakened him so that he became unable to hold up against the rising tide of adverse conditions. 2010 would have been very dangerous for him had he survived.
The year, month, day and hour of Michael Jackson's birth reduced to an I Ching hexagram gives us hexagram 7, The Army, lines 2 and 3. It shows Jackson as a leader destined to prosper. But without improving himself he was destined to a hard life cut short by grief. The astrological indications of the hexagram show Jackson flourishing earlier in his career but becoming exhausted later. He wanted too much in the end.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Astrological Predictions for Summer Solstice 2009

Summer Solstice came at 5:47 AM GMT in London, or 1:47 AM EDT in Washington DC. The following observations were made for the UK, US and Iran, as Iran has been coming up in the news recently. For the world in general the summer months promise to bring a lot of constructive work with no small degree of mental stress. Where the charts for the Vernal Equinox showed a serious rise in crime, especially in the US, the chart for the Summer Solstice doesn't emphasize crime. This is a good sign of constructive progress towards financial recovery now. The chart for the US shows the public attitude, or national consciousness, becoming more optimistic and cooperative, especially in connection with labor. This means more people will be working. The employment situation promisses to improve. The President's interest in health care reform looks favorable; the people in general support it. The main obstacle shown is the cost. Financial obstacles will have the effect of slowing down, but not stopping health care reform from happening. It is only a matter of time. The financial picture in general shows fluctuations, especially in stocks and in money markets, with strong hopes, nonetheless, of improvement against continuing obstacles. While a lot of people will still be out of work the picture is changing for the better. There are plenty of people in poverty, suffering from ill-health and seriously discontent. Legislation to alleviate the suffering of the poor and to bring about reforms in public institutions is delayed, but will come about in time. Attention in the media is being given to complicated matters abroad. The media, as usual, is hiding something.
The situation in Iran shows serious discontentment and distress among the people in conflict with the Government. At the same time, there is the very positive intention of the religious institutions and institutions of higher learning to make constructive efforts to work with the people. The intellectual class of the country is taking a very positive and constructive position. Considerable discontentment appears to be coming from the working class. The Government is not popular. It is possible there will be some scandals in high places of the Government with disgrace to public officials. Foreign intervention is a problem and is not welcome. There is danger of treachery and double-dealing on the part of Foreign Powers. Already there have been such accusations against the UK. The nation needs to be on guard against plots, and schemes and clandestine attacks from Foreign Powers. Disruptive activities were already brewing this past May. More is likely to happen in August and September, and again next year.
The chart for the UK shows changes coming to the Government. There is a lot brewing in Parliament connected with problems the in areas of communications, transportation, migrations, public discontment, and schools, and in matters related to agencies having to do with foreign countries and international affairs. It appears there will be a sudden and unexpected development in Government circles that may cause the defeat and resignation of someone in a high position. There may possibly be some outrage against the Royals as well. The Chinese astrological chart for the Summer Solstice shows it to be a period that favors creative activity. Action, especially creative action, is vital to the time. The elements of the chart are extremely unbalanced. Changes, therefore, are inevitable. Translated to an I Ching hexagram, the Chinese astrological calculations give us hexagram 21, line 6. Hexagram 21 is called Biting Through. Time to get rid of evil spirits. Biting, or cutting through brings success. It is a favorable time to execute justice. The 6th line warns of not listening. The advice given is don't be deaf to counsel; incorrigibility leads to bad luck.