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Dutch Queen Beatrix Abdicates

The Netherlands’ Queen Beatrix abdicated the throne on Tuesday, handing it over to her son, Willem-Alexander. He will be the country’s first king since 1890. Beatrix, 75, who has been on the throne for 33 years, announced her plans to step down in January, saying it was time for a “new generation” to take over. About a million people are expected to travel to Amsterdam for the occasion, and street parties will take place throughout the country. The royal family will take part in a water festival on Tuesday night.
The Queen was born 31 January 1938 at 09:47 am, Soestdijk, Netherlands [1]. There is a general tendency amongst astrologers to look at faster moving planetary transits or even solar returns to explain such events [2]. Such transits (and here I include those of Saturn) can form several times in one’s life and , therefore, cannot be  “sufficient” reason [3] for an event as important as an abdication.  It is for this reason that the analogy of a clock with its hour, minute and se…

Eclipse in Musca awakens concern for bees

Musca as drawn by Johann Bode, Uranographia, 1801. The constellation was originally called Apis, the Bee

Europe is on the brink of a landmark ban on the world's most widely used insecticides, which have increasingly been linked to serious declines in bee numbers. Despite intense secret lobbying by British ministers and chemical companies against the ban, revealed in documents obtained by the Observer, a vote in Brussels on Monday is expected to lead to the suspension of the nerve agents. Bees and other insects are vital for global food production as they pollinate three-quarters of all crops. The plummeting numbers of pollinators in recent years has been blamed on disease, loss of habitat and, increasingly, the near ubiquitous use of neonicotinoid pesticides.

We start by looking at a very appropriate eclipse  that fell in Musca - Apis (the honey bee) and Unukalhai (the Serpent – poison). Readers may like to refer to a previous post on Unukalhai that connects it with toxic material […

Death of a stuntman

A stuntman has died in a world record attempt to cross a river by zip-wire attached only by his hair. Sailendra Nath Roy, 50, was halfway across when his ponytail got stuck.  After hanging in mid-air for half an hour, it is believed he then suffered a cardiac arrest and died. A crowd of around 1,000 witnessed the tragedy as Mr Roy, an officer with West Bengal police home guard, made his record attempt over the TeestaRiver in Darjeeling.

Readers will see in this example of how the map of the lunar eclipse of November 28, 2012 reveals surprising details of this tragedy. The first thing to notice is the Sun’s [6sa47] placement in the fifth house of  sports and amusements. It is conjunct the stars 29,53 Hercules[4sa24; 5sa40].
Manilius associates Hercules with tightrope walking (funambulism):
"Hercules, the figure on bended knee and called by the Greek name of Engonasin, about whose origin no certainty prevails. Of this constellation is begotten the desertion, craftiness, and deceit ch…

The Prague explosion and the star Mizar

(PRAGUE)  — A powerful explosion damaged an office building in the center of the Czech capital, Prague, Monday, injuring up to 40 people. Authorities believe some people are buried in the rubble.It is not certain what caused the blast in Divadelni Street, but it was likely a natural gas explosion, police spokesman Tomas Hulan said.

The Mars-Saturn eclipse of April 25, 2013 continues to cast its violent shadow on places like Prague made vulnerable by the position of stars like Mizar [1] and Algol [2] on the angles. MC [16vi38] is conjunct Mizar [15vi52] and the descendant [25ta31] is conjunct Algol [26ta22]. The reputation of these stars as malefics is well documented.

Mizar is known for  devastating explosions. [1]
Beta (β) Perseus, Algol, is a bright star positioned on the severed head that Perseus is carrying. The Chinese gave it the gruesome title Tseih She, the Piled-up Corpses. Astrologers of course said that it was the most unfortunate, violent, and dangerous star in the heavens, an…

9/11 Plane’s Landing Gear and the star Tejat

NEW YORK, 26 April, 2013— A rusted 5-foot-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered near the WorldTradeCenter wedged between a luxury apartment building and a mosque site that prompted virulent national debate about Islam and freedom of speech.

The earth has thrown up remains of an incident that happened a long time ago. Readers will see from what follows that the stars keep an “akashic record” which they reveal at appropriate times. Shown above is the well documented chart for the first plane attack on the WTC.
The Ascendant of the chart for the 911 attack [11 Sept 2011; 8:46 am NY] is 14Li21 conjunct the star Algorab [13Li30] of Corvus, the Raven. Historically, this constellation has been associated with lies and deceit as the two references below indicate. (That goes well with the lies about the attack that are now well known)
  Of the nature of Mars and Saturn. It gives destructiveness, malevolence…

Bangladesh tragedy and the Sidereal Capricorn Ingress

It has long been the custom in this branch of astrology to consider maps drawn for the time of the entry of the Sun into the cardinal signs: Aries,Cancer,Libra and Capricorn. Of these, the Aries Ingress was by tradition considered the most important and possibly to be thought of as “the map of the year”. Led by Carter astrologers have begun to consider the Capricorn as the prime ingress.
It was Carter who suggested that if the sidereal zodiac were valid, maps for the entry of the Sun into the constellations of Aries,Cancer,Libra and Capricorn would be of importance. This suggestion was followed up by Garth Allen, who in an extensive statistical investigation found that the sidereal ingresses were not only valid but of the highest significance. This opinion has been fully confirmed by other investigators in recent years. Garth eventually arrived at the conclusion that the Capricorn Sidereal Ingress was of primary importance followed in rank by that of Cancer; Aries and Libra, whilst hav…

Eclipse raises Sino-Japan tension

Japan would respond with force if any attempt is made to land on disputed islands, PM Shinzo Abe has warned . His comments came as eight Chinese government ships sailed near East China Sea islands that both nations claim. A flotilla of 10 fishing boats carrying Japanese activists was also reported to be in the area, as well as the Japanese coastguard. BBC [23 April]

Historically speaking, the Mars-Saturn opposition is typically accompanied by a rise in the level of violence and confrontation: wars, rumors of wars, atrocities both at the individual level and on a collective scale. It signals a time of tension and aggression, in short. Remember the Cuban missile crisis? That brought the world to within hours of a global thermonuclear Apocalypse, and it started under this alignment.[1]
As mentioned in previous posts we are in shadow of a very violent Mars-Saturn eclipse. Readers who watch world affairs carefully will no doubt be surprised by the number of violent events in the news recent…

Nerds discover way to free Andromeda

Most Ph.D. students spend their days reading esoteric books and stressing out about the tenure-track job market. Thomas Herndon, a 28-year-old economics grad student at UMass Amherst, just used part of his spring semester to shake the intellectual foundation of the global austerity movement. Herndon became instantly famous in nerdy economics circles this week as the lead author of a recent paper, "Does High Public Debt Consistently Stifle Economic Growth? A Critique of Reinhart and Rogoff,"  (Published April 15,2013) that took aim at a massively influential study by two Harvard professors named Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff.  Herndon found some hidden errors in Reinhart and Rogoff's data set, then calmly took the entire study out back and slaughtered it.[1]
In recent years, Reinhart and Rogoff’s results have been highly influential as support for austerity policies in both Europe and the United States. Herndon, Ash and Pollin find that a series of data errors and u…

Corvus brings bird flu to China

The number of bird flu cases in China jumped Sunday to 102, including 20 deaths, the World Health Organization announced. Seventy patients remain hospitalized with the virus. The WHO said there is still no evidence of human-to-human transmission. So far the virus has mainly affected eastern China, with 11 deaths and 33 infection cases reported in Shanghai, 24 cases, including three deaths, in Jiangsu Province, 38 cases, including five deaths, in Zhejiang Province, while Anhui Province has confirmed three cases, with one ending in death.
“Mundane astrology, the study of heavenly cycles upon groups and nations is the most ancient branch of astrology. The affairs of a nation can be judged from the horoscope set up at the time of its official inauguration, the birth chart of its leader, and various phenomena such as eclipses, lunations, great conjunctions, stations, comets and ingresses. Among these, ingresses have a traditional reputation as the most important mundane event.”[1]. Skyscript

Symbolic message of the rocket Antares

A new rocket has launched on April 21, 2013 from the US eastern seaboard to prove its readiness to help service the International Space Station (ISS).. The 40m-tall Antares vehicle lifted clear of the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia at 1700 local time (2100 GMT).

We are  conditioned not to attach significance to the baffling coincidences that occur in our lives  so that we pass them by without a thought.  Shown above is the chart  for the first quarter moon during which the launch occurred. Notice that the descendant ( one of the four important angles in astrology, the others being – ascendant, midheaven and nadir) of the chart is 8sa53 conjunct the star Antares[9sa56]. Mathematically inclined readers may like to work out the probability for a coincidence like this. It would certainly be very low. Even so, rationalists would reject the idea that even names can fall into surrealistic patterns. If, on the other hand, we accept such a possibility then we have to allow for a very diffe…

The China Earthquake

An earthquake with magnitude 4.6 occurred near Leshan, Sichuan, China at 16:14:35.68 UTC on Apr 20, 2013.
Earthquakes are found to be associated with eclipses and important planetary conjunctions and oppositions. An eclipse is always liable to cause seismic disturbances where it is visible, especially if it falls very close to the line of horizon i.e. the cusps of the first and seventh houses, or of the meridian i.e. the cusps of the tenth and fourth houses. Of these two lines, that of the meridian is more important; and that of the lower meridian i.e. the cusp of the fourth house is the most important of all. In addition to this, certain of the zodiacal signs are more closely associated with earthquakes than are others. The four fixed signs are very important in this respect; and of these Taurus and Scorpio are more often related to great shocks of earthquake than are any other signs, when eclipses or important conjunctions occur therein, or when oppositions or squares are thrown to m…

Fornax and the Texas explosion

Between five and 15 people are thought to have been killed by a huge explosion at a US fertiliser plant that witnesses said was "like a tornado". More than 160 people were injured as dozens of homes and buildings were destroyed in the evening blast near Waco in the state of Texas.

The chart of the First Quarter Moon phase  [18 April, 7:31 CDT] at West,Texas  is shown below. The Sun-Mars conjunction at 28ar30 is conjunct the faint stars of the constellation Fornax [1]. First named the Chemical Furnace, this constellation was formed by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille, 1752, in honor of the accomplishments of the famous chemist Antoine Laurent Lavoisier.  Lacaille created Fornax out of several faint stars in the constellation Eridanus. The image from the 1750’s is easily related to a modern chemical plant such as the one in which the explosion took place.

The First Quarter Moon is at 28cn38 – in an area that Diana Rosenberg connects with fires and explosions! It is very significant for…

Eclipse brings problems for Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf

A court has ordered the arrest of Gen Pervez Musharraf over his attempt when Pakistan's military ruler to impose house arrest on judges in March 2007. Mr Musharraf was present at the Islamabad High Court when the judges issued the order. He had been seeking to extend bail in the case. Police present made no attempt to arrest him as he left the court. A statement from his office described the court order as "ill-conceived and unwarranted judicial activism".

The idea that events tend to fall into a pattern which can be seen through the lens of basic astrology rules will be rejected by determined rationalists. But my attempt in these posts  is to make readers aware of these simple rules so that they can piece the jigsaw for themselves.  From previous posts readers will be aware that we are in the shadow of a powerful lunar eclipse which has already manifested itself in the Boston Marathon blast and the Iran earthquake.  Since the eclipse straddles Mars-Saturn we are seeing t…

The Iran Earthquake

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Iran on Tuesday, according to the United States Geographical Survey. The quake struck at 3:44 p.m. local time (6:44 a.m. ET) in southeastern Iran, about 50 miles east of the city of Khash and near the Pakistani border, the USGS reported. Its depth was reported to be about 50 miles below the Earth's surface.
Earthquakes are found to be associated with eclipses and important planetary conjunctions and oppositions. An eclipse is always liable to cause seismic disturbances where it is visible, especially if it falls very close to the line of horizon i.e. the cusps of the first and seventh houses, or of the meridian i.e. the cusps of the tenth and fourth houses. Of these two lines, that of the meridian is more important; and that of the lower meridian i.e. the cusp of the fourth house is the most important of all. The same remarks apply to important planetary conjunctions and oppositions falling near these points. If these two factors are combined, the …

Astrology of the Boston Marathon blast

Regular readers will by now be familiar with the fact that eclipses can act well before their time. Also if an eclipse makes aspects to an angle it is definitely important for that place.  Shown here is the upcoming lunar eclipse of April 25  which not only fulfills these conditions but also contains  violent explosive energy since it straddles a Mars-Saturn opposition in fixed signs. The eclipse Sun along with Mars is in 8th house making a sesqui-quadrate (135 d) aspect to the ascendant while Saturn sits with Moon making a semi-square (45 d) aspect to the Ascendant. Here Saturn is ruler of the 5th house while Mars is the ruler of the 8th.
In Mundane Astrology, the eighth  house is connected with public mortality [1]. Raphael notes, for example, that Mars in the 8th house shows "many sudden and terrible deaths by fire, accidents and crime”.  The 5th house is associated with sports [1]  so that the Mars-Saturn combination is easily linked to accidents and death in connection with s…

Eclipse opens floodgates for Bank of Japan

Bank of Japan opens floodgates This week, Haruhiko Kuroda, the new governor of the Bank of Japan, launched perhaps the boldest ever experiment by the central bank of an important country. It is not a revolution in monetary policy, since the BoJ is following the intellectual lead of Ben Bernanke’s Federal Reserve. But it is a revolution in Japanese thinking and in the magnitude of the planned action. The Bank of Japan risks doing too much. But Japan already knows well the costs of doing too little. That lesson is one the European Central Bank may yet learn. The BoJ has promised to turn Japan’s slow-motion deflation into inflation of 2 per cent within two years. To achieve this transformation it has now promised to raise purchases of government bonds from a monthly rate of Y2tn ($21bn) to one of Y7tn, to double the average maturity of new bond purchases to seven years and to double the monetary base to Y270tn by the end of 2014.

The upcoming lunar eclipse of 25 April is placed on the hori…