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Eclipse of Hillary Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been admitted to hospital in New York with a blood clot, officials say. Mrs Clinton suffered a concussion earlier this month after fainting and falling down.  At the time, she was reported to have had a stomach virus and to have passed out after becoming dehydrated. Mrs Clinton is due to stand down as secretary of state before US President Barack Obama officially begins his second term in January.
Hillary Clinton [ 26 October 1947]; 08:02 am; Chicago. Ascendant 22sc08, Mercury 21sc23; Saturn 21le18; Mars 14le0. So we have a square between Ascendant-Mercury and Mars-Saturn. The Annular Eclipse eclipse of  14th November [21sc57] fell on the Ascendant activating the aspected planets.
The Eclipse  was a spectacular event  seen throughout most of the north-west American continent. Eclipses provide  an opportunity to release the past and engage in a fresh start. The eclipse [21sc57] was conjunct the star Unukalhai [22sc15]. Alpha (α) Serpens, Unukal…

November Eclipse and Lessons from Delhi rape

Hunters shooting wild ducks

Shown here is the solar eclipse of 14th November at 21sc57 . Notice that by the rules of mundane astrology it is significant for Delhi since (a) it places a Grand Cross on the angles (b) the eclipse aspects the Grand Cross. Although Venus-Zeus and Pluto in the chart are not in square aspect in the technical sense because each one is on an angle much wider orbs need to be allowed here.  The combination Venus-Pluto is well known to be associated with  violence and rape [1].

The Sabian symbol of the eclipse degree provides a clear answer about the lesson that needs to be learnt from this unfortunate episode. Given below is Dane Rudhyar’s commentary [2] for the symbol and requires no explanation.

PHASE 232 (SCORPIO 22°): HUNTERS SHOOTING WILD DUCKS. KEYNOTE: The socially accepted release of an individual’s or a group’s aggressive instincts. What this symbol clearly stresses is the socialization of man’s primitive instincts according to a cultural ritual. Social hu…

Astro-profile of Ramanujan

The constellation of Cepheus in the foreground with the coils of Cetus the sea-monster on the outer edges

December 22, 2012 marks the 125th birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan, the brilliant mathematician born into a modest and conservative family in Kumbakonam, a relatively small town in Tamilnadu who overcame several hurdles to find a place among the celebrated intellectuals of Cambridge.While on his death bed,  Ramanujan cryptically wrote down functions he said came to him in dreams, with a hunch about how they behaved. Now 100 years later, researchers say they've proved he was right.

Shown above is the horoscope of Srinivas Ramanujan. His Ascendant [7cn32] is conjunct the star Alhena [7cn32].  Gamma (γ) Gemini, Alhena, is a brilliant white star located on the left foot of the Twin Pollux. Elsbeth Ebertin associates this star with ‘interest in the sciences’ and likewise Manilius regards it as a genius with numbers.
"From the Twins come less laborious callings and a more …

Full Moon launches China’s bullet train

Auriga – The Charioteer

China launched services Wednesday [26 December] on the world’s longest high-speed rail route, linking the nation’s capital in Beijing all the way to the country’s southeastern hub of Guangzhou. Averaging speeds of up to 186 m.p.h. (300 km/h), the 1,425-mile (2,293 km) route now takes eight hours to complete; previously, the journey would take about 22 hours by train. (It will also be making stops in other cities en route, including Shijiazhuang, Zhengzhou, Wuhan and Changsha.)

This is indeed a major breakthrough in technology for China. So are there any indication in the stars of this technology leap? We start here with the eclipse of 21st May 2012 in Gemini – the sign that governs travel. Notice that the eclipse along with Mercury-Jupiter is in  hard aspect to Pluto on the descendant of the chart. Pluto in turn is square  Uranus– a combination that is a defining aspect of our times.
Richard Tarnas notes, “With Pluto acting on Uranus, we can see what could be cal…

Eclipse of Ratan Tata

Ratan Naval Tata, KBE (born 28 December 1937), is an Indian businessman who became chairman of the Tata Group (1991–2012), a Mumbai-based conglomerate. He is a member of a prominent Tata family of Indian industrialists and philanthropists.
Friday, December 28, 2012. Ratan Tata will hand over the top job at India’s largest industrial house, Tata Group, to his successor, 44-year-old Cyrus Pallonji Mistry. Mistry is taking over as chairman of Tata Sons, promoter-company of the group, ending a one-year-long apprenticeship. Tata, however, will serve as honorary chairman emeritus and remain chairman of the various Tata trusts.

Here we will look at the role of the last lunar eclipse of 28th Nov 2012 in Ratan Tata’s retirement. Eclipses are known to shut down a past that we need to outgrow. They create a relaxation and re-stimulation both in Earth’s energy grid and in our neurobiological resonance providing an opportunity to release the past and engage in a fresh start. Notice that the eclipse …

Eclipse of Yoshihiko Noda

Shinzō Abe born (21 September 1954) is the current Prime Minister of Japan, in office since 2012. A Japanese politician, he has been President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)  and the chairman of the Oyagaku propulsion parliamentary group. Abe became the Prime Minister again following the LDP's landslide victory in the 2012 general election with a government on 26 December 2012.
Yoshihiko Noda is the former Prime Minister of Japan, a member of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), and a member of the House of Representatives (lower house) in the Diet (national legislature. Following a severe loss for the DPJ in the December 2012 general election, Noda conceded defeat and announced his resignation as party leader.

Eclipses have long been known to have a major effect on the fortunes of Governments and nations especially if they occur in the tenth house [1]. Shown above is the lunar eclipse of 28th November at Tokyo. Notice that the eclipse Moon is placed in the tenth house formi…

Astrology of the 'fiscal cliff'

The New Moon eclipse of 13th November takes place conjunct the star Unukalhai (Alpha Serpens), which along with Beta Serpens, form the neck and head of the serpent. These stars impel us to demonstrate our true self-mastery by reaching beyond our past patterns and the entrapments. If we do not choose new experience we stay entrapped in our past patterns. This Lunar Eclipse brings realization to our Beta Centauri Lunar Cycle. It reveals the need to step forth as leaders and pioneers while standing in the midst of chaos and the diversionary conditions of human life. It brings attention to the physical infrastructures in our lives and if and how they are supporting our fundamental  physical needs. It reveals our need to take the action in self-mastery to manifest the visions we hold for our lives. One of the most common things forgotten of Taurus is the need to take action, without it, our visions do not manifest and we remain entrapped in the chaos andconfusion of stormy Hyades. Physical…

Mizar and the Oklahoma City fire

Oklahoma City firefighters say a woman and four children are dead after a blaze at a house on the city’s northwest side. City Fire Department Maj. Tammy McKinney says the children killed in  this morning fire range in age from 2 to 8 years old. McKinney says a man also is in critical condition at a local hospital. McKinney says the home was already engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived just minutes after receiving a call around 6:30 a.m.[26th Dec] The cause of the blaze was not immediately known. McKinney says the home did not have working smoke detectors.

This event can be understood  clearly if we simply look at the lunar eclipse of 4th June 2012  which took place with the Moon is Sagittarius – a fire sign.  The eclipse is on the horizon axis which makes it very important for Oklahoma. Also it is square Mars which is conjunct the star Mizar.
Zeta (ζ) Ursa Major, Mizar, is a double star, possibly binary, brilliant white and pale emerald on the Tail of the Great Bear.
Supposedly, M…

Neptune in Pisces rediscovers Andersen’s first fairy tale

Experts in Denmark believe they have found the first story written by Hans Christian Andersen. The Tallow Candle was discovered by local historian Esben Brage in the dense private archives of the Plum family, revealed Danish paper Politiken, which printed the story in its entirety today. Brage was in the reading room at the National Archive for Funen in Odense when he stumbled across a small, yellowing piece of paper at the bottom of a box and realised it might be important. Two months later, experts have now confirmed that the story was written by Andersen. "This is a sensational discovery. Partly because it must be seen as Andersen's first fairytale, and partly because it shows that he was interested in the fairytale as a young man, before his authorship began," Ejnar Stig Askgaard of the OdenseCityMuseum told Politiken. "And I am in no doubt that it has been written by Andersen." Experts Bruno Svindborg of the Royal Library and Professor Johan de Myliu have …

Fixed stars and the legacy of Grimms' Fairy Tales

Once upon a time, two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm set out to gather folk stories for posterity. Little did they know that the collection of tales they published would become one of the most widely read works in history, capturing the popular imagination around the world for generations.
Two hundred years ago , on December 20, 1812, the Grimm brothers published the first edition of their "Kinder- und Hausmärchen," or "Children's and Household Tales," now commonly known as "Grimms' Fairy Tales." Aside from the Luther Bible, it is the considered to be the most widely distributed literary work of German origin, with translations in more than 160 languages. Not only were the Grimms pioneers in the scientific documentation of folklore, they also provided a seemingly endless source of inspiration for writers, artists and filmmakers.
The first volumes were much criticized because, although they were called "Children's Tales", they w…

Webster blaze and Newtown massacre : The Common Denominator

Then said Jesus unto him, “Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword”. Matthew 26:52, King James Version
“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy, instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two US volunteer firefighters have been shot dead and two injured while responding to an emergency call in the town of Webster in New York state. Police said the four were fired upon in an "apparent trap" as they arrived on Monday morning. The blaze broke out just before 06:00 local time (11:00 GMT) and officers had to evacuate nearby residents in an armoured car. A gunman has been found dead at the scene, local police say. The man was 62-year-old William Spengler, Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering told media.
In a previous Astrology of the Newtown school massacre [1] I had analyzed that event in the backdrop of the 21st May solar …

Fixed Stars of the Battle of Gaugamela

Darius III at the Battle of Gaugamela

The Battle of Gaugamela [1] took place on  October 1, 331 BC between Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia near Mosul, not far from Irbil (Arbela), which also is a name of the battle (Battle of Arbela).  It  resulted in a decisive victory for the Macedonians and led to the fall of the Persian Empire.

The eclipse [19li04] is conjunct Jupiter[19li44] and opposite Uranus [13ar25].  It was also conjunct the star Agena [21li35] beta Centauri. In ancient China this star was part of the asterism that referred to a time when doors were opened to let the sunlight in. Jupiter-Uranus convey much the same message that in order to continue to grow, the individual  [the nation in this case]  must embrace new ideas, even new philosophies and cultures rather than maintain the old order of doing, thinking and believing.
Uranus [13ar52] is conjunct Gamma (γ) Andromeda, Almach, which  along with surrounding stars in Andromeda and in Triangulum, was Tien Ta Tsean…

Persepolis - History in the stars

Persepolis was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 550–330 BCE). Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the FarsProvince of modern Iran.  The circumstances of its destruction by fire are recorded in history thus:
(Diod. 17.70.1-73.2) 17.70 (1) Persepolis was the capital of the Persian kingdom. Alexander described it to the Macedonians as the most hateful of the cities of Asia, and gave it over to his soldiers to plunder, all but the palaces. It was the richest city under the sun and the private houses had been furnished with every sort of wealth over the years. The Macedonians raced into it, slaughtering all the men whom they met and plundering the residences.  Alexander held games in honour of his victories. He performed costly sacrifices to the gods and entertained his friends bountifully. While they were feasting and the drinking was far advanced, as they began to be drunken a madness took possession of the minds of the intoxicated gue…

Astrology of India’s outrage

There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.  ~ Victor Hugo (Les Miserables, 1862)
Waves of angry demonstrators were repelled by tear gas and water cannons in New Delhi on Saturday [22nd Dec]  as they marched on the president's residence to protest the brutal gang rape of a 23-year-old student on a private bus last weekend.With cries of "be ashamed," thousands flowed through central Delhi, trying to break through steel barricades as the seesawing battle lasted into the evening. It's the fourth straight day of protests that have shaken the government and taken police aback. "These are unprecedented demonstrations," NPR's Julie McCarthy reports. "They want justice for this young woman, and they want women in this country generally to feel safer on the streets, at work, in subways, and on public transportation."

Readers may wonder whether there is an astrological indicator for this “unprecedented rage” i…