Thursday, February 27, 2014

Chinese astrological portrait of Hilary Clinton

Considering questions about Hilary Clinton running for President next year her Chinese astrological chart was drawn up. This is what it says.

Born on October 26, 1947 at 8:02 AM, the signs of her year, month, day and hour are Fire Pig, Metal Dog, Earth Tiger and Fire Dragon, respectively. Her birth stars are Seven Metal, Three Wood, and Nine Fire. Her Personality as shown by the combination of Fire Pig and Earth Tiger is imaginative and intuitive. She is down to earth and practical, and works very hard for what she wants.
Fire Pig is passionate and has ever changing, deeply felt moods for which reason it may be difficult to fathom her. She can be quite jovial and gregarious while secretive. She has luxurious tastes, is tenderhearted and emotionally vulnerable, and can be deeply offended.
The nature of Earth Tiger, the other side of Hilary's personality, is practical and inventive. She is curious, intelligent, imaginative, independent, adventurous and gifted with a sharp wit. She is capable of springing surprises.

Hilary's chart has 10 yangs and 5 yins. She is an initiator and leader; not a follower.

The professional environment in which Hilary moves, as shown by the signs Metal Dog and Fire Dragon, is extremely challenging and conflicted. Hilary has learned through experience to be a fighter.

Her chart deity, called Deity of Primary Resources, gives Hilary abilities suitable for philanthropy, caring, teaching, deep thinking and research. She has a metaphysical side to her personality. At best she is benevolent, giving, caring, philosophical, able to endure hardships, and desirous of peace. At worst she can be unrealistic and self-centered.

Hilary's birth stars, 7, 3, and 9 say that she tends to be optimistic, is a shrewd observer of people, is always coming up with new ideas and new approaches, and is gregarious while maintaining a certain distance from those around her; she stands out as a unique figure. She faces difficult conditions earlier in her career, but her efforts are crowned with success later on. She has tenacity.

Hilary's chart has the star Tien Yi (Sky Medicine). This is very lucky and grants her promotion and assistance along the way. She also has the star Tien de Gui Ren (Heavenly Virtue) which gives her good fortune through marriage, other indications to the contrary notwithstanding. She will outlive her husband. Having the Star of Arts, the Star of Lonliness, and Solitary Star, she tends to be a loner in some important respect; there is something stoic about her.

Hilary's chart also has Peach Blossom Star. This makes her very attractive and gives her good social status.

Hilary has Taiji Nobleman Star. This shows her to be very strong, to vigorously carry things through to the end, to be wealthy, and to have an interest in secret means. She has a penetrating mind and is a good judge of the way the future is shaping up.

The progressed cycles in Hilary's chart show that she will reach her pinnacle between age 75 and 85. Where she is now, in the cycle between 65 and 75 is very strong; her influence is growing. One step leads to the next, and every step she takes progresses onward and upward if she chooses. This cycle, being Fire Snake upsets the signs of her birth year, Fire Pig. There is a deep sense of clash that prods her on now; she must stand up and act one way or another this year. Considering that her power is growing, her running for President in 2015 is not out of the question.

Looking at the signs of this year, Hilary is turning a corner. This is a peak year for her. She must make decisive moves this year; she must face her opposition and accept the challenge courageously if she is to run. The second half of this year will give her more support than the first half.

2015 brings more support. It also gives Hilary more strength and offers positive developments in her career. It also brings her into the spotlight for good and ill. Her enemies will not fail to attack her.

If Hilary wins the Presidency her first year will be fraught with difficulties. The year 2016 is the year of Monkey. Monkey for Hilary is what is called an empty sign, meaning it doesn't help. It could be that 2016 brings some frustrations to her. Nonetheless, Monkey, for Hilary, is the Traveling Star. This means that a significant change will come in Hilary's career. It could signal that she will become President. It can also signify travels.

The most important consideration for Hilary is to her challenges this year and meet them head on. If she does, she may succeed. This is not the easiest road, but Hilary's nature welcomes challenges.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Chinese spring season

In spite of the weather we have been having, February 4 marked the beginning of spring by the Chinese calendar. Spring and the Chinese solar year always begin exactly mid-point the winter solstice and the vernal equinox, i.e., the equivalent of 15 degrees Aquarius.

The solar calendar uses the 9 star system, this year's star being 4 Wood. The image of 4 Wood star is wind. It means that this year is particularly active and changeable. Many developments are coming, along with many changes of mind. Old conditions are shifting quickly. There can be resistance, arguments and a lot of noise in the world, but change is coming nonetheless.

Because we are all born under different stars, we can find our fortunes by the 9 star system. To find your star, keeping in mind that the 9 star year usually begins on February 4th, look at this table and, if you don't find your year in it, either add or subtract 9 or multiples of 9 to get your year star number. Keep in mind, if you were born before February 4th of a particular year, you would use the prior year as your birth year. For example, if you were born on January 28, 1962, you would calculate your birth star using 1961 as your birth year. Also note: the star numbers are different for males and females.

1981 for males is 1; for females is 5
1982 for males is 9; for females is 6
1983 for males is 8; for females is 7
1984 for males is 7; for females is 8
1985 for males is 6; for females is 9
1986 for males is 5; for females is 1
1987 for males is 4; for females is 2
1988 for males is 3; for females is 3
1989 for males is 2; for females is 4

For example: If you are female born in the year 1974, your birth star number is 7. If you are a male born in 1974 your birth star number is 8.

The Stars' elements are as follows:
1 Water
2 Earth
3 Wood
4 Wood
5 Earth
6 Metal
7 Metal
8 Earth
9 Fire

The stars rotate every year and month. According to their positions for this year, the year of 4 Wood we have the following indications.

1 Water shows slow steady progress. Every step you take can lead in a positive direction if you use careful deliberation. Be careful not to become exhausted. Good leadership brings what has been begun to success. Take positive action with experienced persons when good opportunities present themselves.

2 Earth shows sudden changes that can be difficult to deal with. Stay clear of incessant pressure. On the other hand, if you give into self indulgence instead of remaining firm you will become weak and possibly ill.

3 Wood is extremely active, flexible conditions that will call for thinning out, getting rid of wastes of your time. Many opportunities are coming up. Be sincere. True sincerity  will be appreciated. If you act with consideration for others you will achieve fulfillment of your desires.

4 Wood is in a pivotal year. It is a fortunate year for new beginnings, but unfortunate for getting into arguments. If arguments come up you could seriously damage a relationship. Be very careful. Restoring deteriorating conditions is beneficial. If you take initiative and help others you will win praise.

5 Earth is in a highly advantageous position if leading a business venture or involved in creative work. You are being called on to bring stagnation to an end by uniting divergent elements in your life.

6 Metal has some dreams to explore. Romance may be in the air. Contracts may be in the offing. Nonetheless, unless you pay attention to details you might end up losing in the end. Be thorough in everything you do this year. You must use determination to cut out adverse conditions and bad people this year.

7 Metal is turning a corner. It is good to explore, good to save up, good to learn something new, good to teach too. Cultivating yourself inwardly is the key to your success this year. It is time to recognize the truth and to take appropriate actions.

8 Earth is free to travel in life, in whatever sense that brings to mind. It is time to enter new territory. Introduce yourself properly so that you progress and achieve success. Trust your intuition.

9 Fire is at a time of ending whatever is over. Don't waste your time. Value quality over quantity. Be sincere in your actions if you want to be rewarded well. If you are on the wrong road this year will be fraught with difficulties and frustrations. If you are positioned correctly this year will bring you far forward.

In Feng Shui the year star puts the star of destruction in the northwest. If your door faces the northwest either hang a bagua mirror above the door, facing the northwest, or put five copper coins under the doormat to repel the vibrations of this star. The coins are arranged in an inverted V with the point facing out the door.

The star of sickness is in the east. If your door faces east either put a bagua over the door facing east or put five copper coins under the mat as described above.

If you are moving house the unlucky directions to move this year are northwest, southeast, east and west of where you currently live.  The luckiest directions are northeast and southwest.

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Woody Allen seen in Chinese astrology

In light of the question whether Woody Allen had molested his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, at age 7, Mr.Allen's Chinese astrological chart was calculated.

Woody Allen was born on December 1, 1935 at 10:35 PM in the Bronx. In Chinese, the year, month, day, and hour were Wood Pig, Earth Rat, Metal Pig, and Earth Pig, respectively. Pig year, day and hour, tell us that Mr. Allen is extremely sensitive and that he has suffered a major tragic event in his life.

Pig and Rat are Water signs. In addition to having these, Mr. Allen was born in Water season (winter). All this Water says that Mr. Allen is a brain. He is predominantly intellectual.

Mr. Allen was born in the year of 2 Earth Star, and the month of 2 Earth star. These also show that Mr. Allen is emotionally very sensitive.

Since the case involves Mia Farrow, her signs need to be viewed as well. Mia Farrow was born 2/9/1945, the year of Wood Monkey and the day of Earth Rooster. Her birth star was 5 Earth and her month star was 7 Metal. She and Mr. Allen were compatible as long as she had the upper hand. Monkey and Pig clash, and 5 Earth dominates 2 Earth.

Woody Allen's birth chart has 5 Waters, 4 Woods, 0 Fires, 3 Earths and 1 Metal. He was born on a day of Metal. Metal is extremely weak in this chart, and proves that Mr. Allen is vulnerable to attack.

00 Fire in the chart shows that when Fire comes up in progression Mr. Allen is subject to trouble. Fire attacks Metal. Mr. Allen's birth element is Metal. It just turns out that Mr. Allen's luck cycle of age 56 to 66 is Horse. Horse is Fire. Mr. Allen was attacked then. Interesting, this year, 2014, when the scandal rears its head again, is the year of Horse. Horse is Fire, and Fire gives Mr. Allen a bad headache.

Looking at the time of the accusation, 1991. Mr. Allen turned 56 in 1991, the year of Metal Sheep. Metal Sheep fights with the sign of Mr. Allen's day of Birth, Metal Pig. This shows trouble in the marriage in 1991, the year of the alleged molestation. Age 56 also started a  new10 year cycle in Mr. Allen's life. The sign of the cycle is Water Horse. Water Horse attacks the sign of the month sign of Mr. Allen's chart, that being Earth Rat. This shows that Mr. Allen's reputation was being attacked.

Mr. Allen was involved in an affair that resulted in 1997 in his marriage with Mia Farrow's daughter, Soon Yi.  Soon Yi was born on 10/8/1970, the year of Metal Dog and day of Metal Rooster, 3 Wood being her birth star. It is clear that Mr. Allen likes strong women; Soon Yi is a lot stronger than Mia Farrow. She rules the roost, so to say.

It is my opinion that the trouble in the relationship between Mia Farrow and Woody Allen came up in 1991, and that something that may or may not have happened between Mr. Allen and his adopted daughter, Dylan, was twisted and blown up out of proportion, and was used by Ms. Farrow to create a scandal meant to harm Mr. Allen. Mr. Allen, in other words, was the victim of character assassination.

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