Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Upcoming Eclipses

We are having three eclipses in a row in the immediate future: a partial solar eclipse on June 1st, a total lunar eclipse on June 15th and another partial solar eclipse on July 1st. Each one is very important for different reasons. And if you have a position in your chart in the eclipse degrees, this will be a very personal effect for you. Or if you were born 3, 6 or 9 months from these dates, it will affect you, too.
The first one on June 1, 2011 at 5:01:57 pm EDT in Washington DC shows the eclipse at 11:02 Gemini. Since the USA’s Sibley chart has 12 degrees Sagittarius rising, it is very close to opposing the ascendant. That is potent—especially since it is also in range of our 8 degree Gemini Uranus which is holding solar arc Saturn at 8 Gemini also. Uranus represents surprising and unexpected events. Saturn conjunct Uranus is loss of freedom, a feeling there is nothing one can do about anything. We are already into this mind-set, so the eclipse will intensify it.
In the astromap for this eclipse, this configuration is primarily affecting the western part of the US from eastern Nevada to mid-Texas and all regions north or south of that. A Uranus-Pluto-Saturn T-square affecting a region can bring great hardship, and we’re seeing evidence of that with weather already.
The Eclipse chart’s MC, at 6:25 Leo is aligning with the USA’s north node at 6:36 Leo! Plus, transiting Uranus is not only square the USA Venus, it is also opposing the progressed Moon, all in 3 degrees of cardinal signs—i.e. they occupy Aries (Uranus), Cancer (USA Venus) and Libra (progressed Moon). Since Pluto is not far from also activating this configuration, and the progressed Moon will be involved with IT in a couple months, we are looking at a very interesting summer to say the least.
With all that, though, most citizens will continue to see the economy as tolerably stable and be in continuing denial that anything is out of the ordinary. This is because Jupiter at 29:26 Aries is opposing the 0:53 Scorpio ascendant (out of sign opposition, but very close). Jupiter opposite the ascendant is extremely optimistic. And there is a stellium of Venus, Mars, and Mercury in Taurus in the seventh. There could be some grumbling about prices, but so far, there is no outright major rebellion.
Then we come to the eclipse of June 15th. Amazingly, that one has an even tighter opposition of Jupiter to the ascendant—only a three minute orb!! There might be a sudden upsurge in jobs since Jupiter is technically in the sixth house, but Uranus is there, too, which can indicate instability. Neptune in both these eclipse charts is in the fourth house which usually indicates a rainy season ahead.
This eclipse is the strongest of the three even though it is not a solar eclipse, which is normally stronger. This is because, being at 24 degrees of Gemini/Sagittarius, it is the closest one to the ecliptic, shown by the nodes being at 23 Gemini/Sagittarius. The nodes indicate the location of the Moon in relation to the Eclipitc, and this lunar eclipse is closer to it than the two solar eclipses are. Therefore, it is very powerful.
The T-square mentioned above is getting tighter now, and it will be set off by the third eclipse coming on July 1st, (three in a row is relatively rare). Even though it is the weakest since it’s further away from the nodes than the others, it is still powerful for the USA. At 9:12 Cancer, it is close to the USA Sun—in fact, at the midpoint between the Sun and Jupiter, which is affected also by the T-square mentioned before. When you add the progressed Moon just entering this configuration, too, it is going to be a very, very important summer for us. We are in for a rocky ride concerning just about everything.
Don’t be surprised if you see news about earthquakes or other natural phenomenon (or political upheaval) coming out of Alaska. In the Astromap for this eclipse (which is posted above) note all the activity by the T-square, the eclipse, Venus and Neptune all converging around Fairbanks and above Anchorage. Plus, the Mars line is going through the mid-west again as the Vernal Equinox Map showed, and Maine has the eclipse line and Pluto going through it, so that state may have some deep rumblings going on, which could just as well be political as physical.
Rain should be plentiful in a swath from the Great Lakes eastward to Virginia, but more than enough on the latitude that divides Lake Erie and Lake Ontario and 100 miles north and south of it. (I’m just dipping my toe into the weather part of this, so don’t hold me to it.)
We have been predicting the time ahead for many years. It’s very important because it is a clean out and balancing of everything that has gotten out of balance and mighty dirty. Before the calm and order comes back, a lot of dust has to be raised, so rest assured, it’s all for the good, no matter how messy it seems.

Friday, May 13, 2011


Nowadays, all you have to do is label something “socialist” (whether it applies or not) and conservatives will dismiss it out of hand and not even read or listen to what is being relayed. Or, if you’re a Liberal, just hear “conspiracy theory” and the ears and eyes close. Those are the sound bites our “leaders” or media mouthpieces are repeating over and over to, apparently, keep us from dialog. However, I have a son who is on the opposite side of the political fence from me (got it from his Limbaugh-lovin’ father) so I listen to, read and view whatever he sends me. I don’t agree with most of it, but I get a really good idea of what conservatives are thinking. I have to admit, there are some points that I had to pause over.
One is the “FEMA Camps.” When Jesse Ventura did a show about them, it was promptly removed from the internet, and it’s impossible to see it now. Not even allowed as re-run. I have to wonder why, and it had to come from a powerful place to manage such censorship. I don’t like Jesse Ventura particularly, but that one show was an eye-opener (popper, actually), and I now have a good DVD of a similar documentary about it. The only thing I object to in the DVD is that the producer added a lot of propaganda at the end about Hitler that wasn’t necessary or relevant. My point is that both sides have some valid information that we’d do well to ponder. And I believe we are cheating ourselves by shutting out ALL that the “opponent” has to say.
Osama bin Laden
A second point I had to pause about was the demise of Osama bin Laden. Right after the purported May 2nd killing of bin Laden, Steve R. Pieczenik was on radio saying that he personally knew (as did Bush, Rice and even Albright) that he had died in 2001 of Marfan disease. They purportedly froze the body to trot out later when politically expedient. You may have to copy and paste the following link, which is not supporting it—just REPORTING it. You can google Pieczenik if you want to find the actual radio show: (copy and paste)
I wouldn’t have put something on Facebook about it except that right after that there was a little survey on the internet asking people to vote on when bin Laden died. They offered December 2001 or May 2011. The vote tally was 98% FOR December 2001. Amazingly, I had done a little research astrologically about what month he would have died, if in 2001, and had come up with early December, myself. I wondered where they got December! I had not seen that date anywhere else—just “shortly after 9/11” or “months ago” when someone appeared on TV in late April 2002. (I wish I’d saved the links, but didn’t know I’d be writing about this.) So, let’s examine the charts for the two dates and see what they show.
First the source of the chart for Osama bin Laden from Karen Hamaker-Zondag who said:
“My source is William de Rijcke in Belgium, a physician and astrologer, who has a good friend working at Interpol. This friend has been searching the archives of Interpol and found the date and time. He gave this to William de Rijcke who in his turn spread the news. I heard somebody mentioning that it was a hospital record, but I am not 100% sure it is.
I was given the following data: March 10, 1957, in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, at 10:58 AM EET. I know William de Rijcke for decades now, and he has a scientific mind; there is no indication that one cannot trust him.
The only problem I have is that as far as I know Arabian hospitals did not record birth times, but maybe I am wrong. I have published the data to add to the discussion, and always mentioned the source.”
Keep in mind that the family was very wealthy and might have been treated differently than the average Saudi citizen relative to birth records. Also note this data says EET, not BAT, which is the local time zone. The chart I’ve seen circulated ignored the EET, and set it for BAT, which moves the ascendant about 14 degrees. That is very important since the ascendant is the body.
The Chart for December 6, 2001
The natal chart has Saturn in the sixth house which in turn is ruled by Scorpio. Saturn rules connective tissue in the body (Rex Bill’s “The Rulership Book”), and when Saturn is in the sixth, it usually indicates chronic health conditions. Saturn rules bin Laden’s 8th house, which is usually involved in one’s death, and indeed, shows the “promise” of how one will most likely die. When the ruler of the 8th is in the sixth, then one will most likely die of a chronic illness (especially when the planet is Saturn), not violence.
It is known that bin Laden had Marfan Syndrome. Wikipedia says: “Marfan syndrome (also called Marfan's syndrome) is a genetic disorder of the connective tissue. People with Marfan's tend to be unusually tall, with long limbs and long, thin fingers.” Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, and in December 2001 (indeed, for the whole year) Pluto was transiting Osama’s Saturn. Plus, solar arc Neptune (weakening, debilitating) had been conjoining it two years earlier. On December 6, 2001, the Sun and Mercury joined Pluto at 14-15 Sagittarius which was between the 14 degree Saturn and 16 degree solar arc Neptune. It was a critical day.
Pluto in the natal chart is at 28:43 Leo. On this day, transiting Mars was opposing it and was quincunx the progressed ascendant. The progressed ascendant was semisextile that point; a semi-sextile acts the same as a quincunx and is separative. (i.e. ruler of the sixth being activated by the ascendant can be the body separating from Spirit because of illness.) Solar arc Chiron was quincunx Pluto, and Juno was conjunct. Progressed Moon was opposing progressed Pluto and the transiting Moon would trigger all this late that afternoon. Progressed Moon/Pluto connections are very intense and dramatic.
The Sun represents vitality. The progressed Sun had been opposing Neptune a year before and was square natal Uranus just before this. It could indicate slow deterioration for over a year and then a sudden turn for the worse. Transiting Uranus was trine the ascendant, but the natal Uranus is semi-square the ascendant, and when a planet activates any point in a chart, it will bring out the NATAL aspect no matter what aspect it is making. This is another indication of an emergency. And last, transiting Neptune was opposing the solar arc ascendant and squaring the progressed Venus which rules the 12th house. This can be the indication of deception about the whole thing but also the extreme weakness of the body and probably hospitalization.
The Chart for May 2, 2011
I did a blog about charts being activated after death awhile back, and it looks like this is what is going on here, and it’s a very different story than the 2001 chart. The natal chart has a square between Neptune in the fifth (which rules the MC) and Uranus in the second (which rules the ninth). Ninth and tenth houses together represent one’s position in the world (tenth) and the media (ninth). This square promises mysteries and deception regarding those things.
At 1:00 am Abbattabad, Pakistan time, the MC was exactly quincunx the ascendant and conjunct the north node. This can indicate a separation of the person from public view (one’s position in the world) and karmic results of such. Transiting Neptune, the ruler of the MC, was within three minutes of trining the natal Moon and progressed Neptune!! If this indicates a deceptive event, then it is a successful one. Plus, the solar arc MC, Mercury and Venus were all square natal Uranus, having been opposite natal Neptune the year before. This is a sudden awakening, or event that is very public (because of the MC being involved) after a year or two of deception or secrecy. Transiting Uranus was quincunx natal Neptune. This is tricky and can be either an end to media “mystery” and deception about bin Laden’s role in his “career” or that the media is not involved in the truth at all. Uranus rules the ninth (media and also foreign countries, by the way). Transiting Saturn is quincunx the tenth house/MC stellium of MC, Mercury, Venus, Juno and Hygeia. Saturn rules the 8th, remember. So, this can be the “death” of bin Laden’s career, and because Mercury (ruler of the ascendant) is involved, it can also be the death of the body. However, just a Saturn transit with little else to sustain it, is not enough for such a huge event. It can also be the final act that puts the whole thing to rest.
Solar arc Pluto is trine the ascendant and quincunx the south node. He was born with Pluto in wide sextile to the ascendant—six degrees orb—so this is activating the sextile. That is not defeat or death. It’s being able to exhibit power and control. However, contradicting this, the progressed Sun was only 14 minutes from being quincunx progressed Saturn, which can be loss of vitality and even death, since Saturn rules the 8th. Echoing this, the transiting Sun was also quincunx the transiting Saturn, which we often look for in activating a progression.
We may never know which year bin Laden died, but I have to say the 2001 date is more dramatic and concrete, and there is just too much Neptune (deception, deceit) involved in the second one. Symbolically, he “died” this month because we all know it now. Before, it was speculation. Of far more importance currently is the Japan nuclear plant disaster that may end up being a global problem.