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Telengana: A new state is born in India

Telangana  is a region in the state  Andhra Pradesh, India. It was the center of culture, learning, and power in the Deccan and India for centuries. Telangana's long and rich history was shaped by the great empires that have risen and fell in its area.The Telangana region comprises 10 districts: Hyderabad, Adilabad, Khammam, Karimnagar, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Rangareddy, and Warangal. Hyderabad and Warangal are two largest cities in Telangana region. Since Telangana was merged with Andhra state to form Andhra Pradesh state in 1956, there were several agitations in Telangana to invalidate the merger and to form Telangana state. The Central Government on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 endorsed  the creation of a separate state of Telangana.

The charts for the Sun’s ingress into the cardinal signs is a standard predictive tool in mundane astrology. Here since we are in the quarter related to the Cancer Ingress we will look at this ingress chart for Hyderabad, the capital of…

European accidents: Perceiving a pattern

A train has derailed in north-western Spain, killing at least 77 of its 218 passengers and injuring more than 100, officials in the Galicia region say. All eight carriages of the Madrid to Ferrol train came off the tracks near the city of Santiago de Compostela. Media reports say the train may have been travelling at more than twice the speed limit around a curve. Officials have not commented on the cause. Analysts say it is the worst train accident in Spain in 40 years. Railway firm Renfe said the train came off the tracks on a bend about 3 or 4km (2-2.5 miles) from Santiago de Compostela station at 20:41 local time (18:41 GMT). [24 July]

Two commuter trains collided head-on Monday evening in western Switzerland, injuring dozens, officials said. The collision happened in the village of Granges-près-Marnand, about 8 km (5 miles) south of Payerne, around 6:45 p.m. [29 July]

At least 38 have been killed and 10 seriously injured in a fatal bus crash near Avellino in Italy.The vehicle was r…

Last Quarter Moon spurs Middle East peace negotiations

John Kerry‘s persistence has paid off: Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will meet in Washington this evening to resume the long-dormant Middle East peace process. That’s no small accomplishment for a Secretary of State whose fixation with breaking the Israeli-Arab deadlock has produced snickers from some who say Kerry is chasing visions of a grand legacy down a dead-end alley.
But in the end, it’s not Kerry who can broker a peace breakthrough — it’s Barack Obama. And the open question is how much a President who felt burned by the peace process in his first term may be willing to risk in the name of brokering a peace deal in his second.

The chart for the Last Quarter Moon on 29 July at Washington is very prominent since the luminaries are angular and form a sharp T-square with Saturn on the Ascendant. Saturn also forms a Grand Trine with Jupiter and Neptune.

The Last Quarter Moon [6ta] creates an "inner need to initiate change" in the lunar cycle.
 This area [6ta] of the zodi…

Eclipse in Apis - the Bee - ‘stings’ Texas woman

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

A North Texas woman is recovering following an attack from a swarm of bees that killed her two horses. The attack happened Wednesday evening behind a Pantego home in the 2500 block of Miller Lane, directly across the street from the police department.

We start by looking at a very appropriate eclipse  that fell in Musca - Apis (the honey bee) and on the star  Unukalhai (the Serpent – poison) [1]. The chart for the solar eclipse [21s57] progressed to 24 Jul 2013, the date of the attack is shown above. On the MC of the chart [0sa10] are Mercury [29sc40] and the Moon [2sa25]. Here are the stars Yed Prior, delta Ophiuchi [2sa28], the left hand of Ophiuchus holding the serpent, also called the “Hand of Death”. This was part of an ancient Chinese asterism T’ien-Kiou , the Celestial Stable. Amongst the various manifestations listed for this area, Diana Rosenberg includ…

Full Moon highlights the sins of Halliburton

US company Halliburton will plead guilty to destroying evidence relating to the 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill. The plea agreement, which is subject to court approval, means Halliburton will have to pay the maximum possible fine. The spill occurred at BP's Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico and was the worst in US history.
The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion took place on April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana, United States (28°44′N;  88°23′W). The explosion killed 11 workers and injured 16 others and caused the Deepwater Horizon to burn and sink, resulting in a massive offshore oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in the world, and the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history.
 Shown above  is the chart for the current Full Moon at the location of the oil spill. Notice that it is powerfully placed on the meridian axis with a T-square to Saturn  in Scorpio on the Ascendant. This should, therefore, serve as a good…

Astrology of the Spanish train accident

A train has derailed in north-western Spain, killing at least 77 of its 218 passengers and injuring more than 100, officials in the Galicia region say. All eight carriages of the Madrid to Ferrol train came off the tracks near the city of Santiago de Compostela. Media reports say the train may have been travelling at more than twice the speed limit around a curve. Officials have not commented on the cause. Analysts say it is the worst train accident in Spain in 40 years.

As in several earlier posts we will once again see here  how an eclipse that has probably been forgotten is taking its toll. Notice the chart for the  lunar eclipse of 28 Nov 2012 is strongly placed at the accident site. An eclipse that places violent planetary configurations on the angles is definitely one to watch out for. Notice the violent Mars-Pluto-Uranus square on the meridian axis. Mars-Uranus combination are well known for accidents due to carelessness or overspeeding [1,2]. Mars-Pluto also aspect the eclipse …

Algol and the 'Vampire Cemetery' in Poland

A chilling find has been made in Poland: at least 17 skeletons buried with the skulls severed and placed between the knees or hands. That, say archaeologists, is how vampires used to be interred, to stop them rising from the dead. Construction workers building a road near the town of Gliwice in southern Poland this month came across four skeletons buried in a bizarre way. Their skulls had been cut off and placed between the knees or hands of the dead. Later, a further 13 skeletons arranged in a similar way were found.

The chart for the New Moon at Gliwice has the star Algol [26ta21] on the Midheaven [25ta58]
To the Chinese Algol was Tsi-Chi, “The Heaped Up Corpses,”  central star of Ta-Ling, “The Great Trench” a mass grave of piled up, deliberately dishonoured and dismembered remains. [1][2]
[1] Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p.201)

Eclipse in Hyades favours Iraq jail break

The Hyades

An Al Qaeda group claimed responsibility Tuesday for coordinated attacks on two Iraqi prisons that a lawmaker said freed more than 500 inmates, including some senior members of the militant group. Militants supported by suicide bombers and armed with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns attacked two Iraqi prisons Sunday and Monday as inmates inside rioted and set fires, ending in a massive jailbreak, authorities said. The attacks occurred Sunday night at Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad, and al-Taji prison, north of the capital.
The meaning of the twelfth house in mundane astrology is as under [1]
12th House - hospitals, prisons, institutions and any place of confinement or detention, charities, secret groups, secret government entities and enemies within. This house rules slavery, human rights issues, criminals and crime, prisons etc.

The lunar eclipse of 28 Nov 2012 at Baghdad has the Moon [6ge47]  conjunct  stars of Hyades in the 12th house and forms the apex of a …

Full Moon releases Holocaust memories

A poster campaign has launched in Germany aimed at tracking down the last surviving Nazi war criminals and bringing them to justice. Some 2,000 posters showing the entrance to the Nazi Auschwitz death camp and asking people to come forward with information have been displayed in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne. The US-based SimonWiesenthalCenter offers rewards for useful information. It estimates there to be 60 people alive in Germany fit to stand trial.

We are currently in the month of the Cancer New Moon about which I quoted.
Cancer New Moon awakens past life memories
Emotional memories can return. These emotions can be holding you back from your sense of well-being. Or, they can be guarding you, keeping you feeling safe and secure. Now it’s time to decide if you need the protection or you’re ready to step out of your comfort zone…. Yet, this NEW MOON can be the beginning of reconciling your past, releasing long-trapped emotional tape loops, and that can allow your emotions to move forward.


Nose wheel of Flight 345 and the star Tejat

Ten people were left with minor injuries after a plane's nose wheel collapsed when it landed at New York's LaGuardiaAirport, officials say. Six of the casualties were taken to hospital after Southwest Airlines Flight 345 skidded off the runway, said airport general manager Tom Bosco. In an evening news conference, Mr Bosco said the plane's front wheel had collapsed when it landed on runway four at 17:45 (21:45 GMT) on Monday.

Readers may like to go back to an older post to see similarities with this event.
9/11 Plane’s Landing Gear and the star Tejat.

The Sun has just entered sidereal Cancer , the chart for which is considered important in mundane astrology. Notice that the sidereal Cancer ingress chart for New York has a  Grand Cross straddling the horizon axis.  While the ongoing Pluto-Uranus square has been shown to be connected with accidents, the position of Jupiter in this chart conjunct the ascendant and the star Tejat is what is very interesting.  A chart drawn for th…

Dorado and the discovery of gold in the stars

Dorado – the Golden Pompano Fish

July 17: The beauty of gold shrouds its violent origins.
Astronomers have for the first time observed a distinct glow in the aftermath of a violent collision of the cores of two dead stars that they say could explain the origin of all the gold in the universe. Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in the US today said the glow from an event called a short gamma ray burst (GRB) they observed last month has signatures of heavy elements, including possibly gold.

The chart for the lunar eclipse of 25 May, 2013 at Cambridge,MA is shown above. The eclipse is obviously very significant for the place since it is placed on the meridian axis. In addition it is square Neptune [5pi20]. Diana Rosenberg  associates this area with  “major scientific and technological discoveries” [1].  On the Ascendant [8aq] is the star 30 Doradus [6aq] in the constellation Dorado – the Gold Fish [2]. The word dorado is past participle of dorar, from Latin deaur…

Thomas Hudner demonstrates Aquarian love

Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) -- The last thing Thomas Hudner said to mortally wounded pilot Jesse Brown, the first African-American aviator in the U.S. Navy, was that he would come back for him. Sixty-three years later, he may just keep that promise.
In this example we will see how  past eclipses can be activated by present day  mundane events like ingresses . We start by looking at the sidereal Cancer Ingress of the Sun at Pyongyang.  Notice the significant placement of Uranus [12ar31] on the fourth house cusp [IC].  The current New Moon [16cn] is square Uranus [12ar31] and conjunct a retrograde Mercury [13cn]..recall of the past.  Describing the New Moon in Cancer and the fourth house in a previous post  [1] I had quoted:
Emotional memories can return… this NEW MOON can be the beginning of reconciling your past, releasing long-trapped emotional tape loops, and that can allow your emotions to move forward.

We  will now travel back in time  to 1950 and look at the l…

Jillian Haslam:Pegasus frees Andromeda

Jillian Haslam, a 42-year-old British woman, was born in Calcutta of parents who did not leave the city after British rule ended in 1947 and brought upon themselves very dark times. As the fifth of 12 siblings, many of who died of malnutrition, Jillian the child was trundled around streets, under staircases, behind people’s houses where she found a home before ending up in the slums of Kidderpore and living off charity till she left the city at 17. Today she is a motivational speaker, trainer and author and connected with the likes of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Despite memories of her morbid past and the millionaire life she now has in London, with her three-storeyed house, two cars and a company that offers coaching and training services across the UK and internationally, she wants to return to Calcutta.

Shown above is the Cancer Ingress chart for Calcutta progressed to 20 July, the date of the news report. Notice the Kronos-Hades- Uranus-Pluto T-square brought up…

The abdication of King Albert of Belgium

The King of the Belgians, Albert II, has announced his abdication. In a national televised address, the 79-year-old monarch said he would step down in favour of his son Crown Prince Philippe, 53, on 21 July, Belgium's national day.

This is another example where we can see events in the life of a nation reflected in Mundane Astrology through Ingress charts. In this particular case – the sidereal Capricorn Ingress.  Notice the strong angular placement of the Kronos-Hades-Pluto-Uranus T-square.  Progressing the Ingress chart to 21 July brings the T-square back to the angles triggering the end of the monarch.
Kronos-Hades : Decline (or abdication) of a monarch
Pluto-Uranus : End of an order

Jupiter-Pluto and the bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit has become the largest US city ever to file for bankruptcy, with debts of at least $18bn (£12bn). The city, once a symbol of US industrial power, is seeking protection from creditors who include public-sector workers and their pension funds. Unions described the bankruptcy filing as a power grab. Detroit has faced decades of problems linked to declining industry. Public services are nearing collapse and about 70,000 properties lie abandoned. Mayor Dave Bing has vowed that public services will keep running and wages for public workers will be paid. On Thursday, Michigan state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr asked a federal judge to place the city into bankruptcy protection.

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, cardinal ingresses have a traditional reputation as …

Astrology of Trayvon Martin’s shooting

The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman took place on the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, United States. Martin was a 17-year-old African American high school student. George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old mixed-race Hispanic, was the neighborhood watch coordinator for the gated community   where Martin was temporarily staying and where the shooting took place. Following an earlier call from Zimmerman, police arrived within two minutes of a gunshot during a scuffle. Zimmerman was taken into custody, treated for head injuries, then questioned for five hours, but eventually released under the supposition the shooting was in self-defense. However, six weeks later, amidst what some have described as a "media circus" atmosphere involving accusations of racism, Zimmerman was charged with murder by a new prosecutor. Zimmerman's trial began on June 10, 2013, in Sanford. On July 13, 2013, a jury of six women, all but one who are described as white, fo…

Uranus-Pluto square and the Scottish referendum

The Scottish Government intends to hold a referendum of the Scottish electorate, on the issue of independence from the United Kingdom, on Thursday 18 September 2014 following an agreement between the Scottish Government and HM Government. The Referendum Bill, setting out the arrangements for this referendum, is likely to be put forward in 2013. The question asked in the referendum will be "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

Very simply put the current Uranus-Pluto square is about freedom (Uranus) from control (Pluto). We will see how this combination is pushing for Scotland’s independence from the United Kingdom. Shown above is the chart for the upcoming eclipse of 3 November 2013 and below its progression to the date of the referendum, 18 September 2014. Notice that the Uranus-Pluto  straddles the horizon axis in the eclipse chart and meridian axis in the progressed chart indicating that the Uranus-Pluto theme is bound to be brought up on that date.

Eclipse on Unukalhai poisons children

Chapra (Bihar): As many as 11 students died and 48 others fell ill on Tuesday after consuming mid-day meal served to them at a government primary school in Bihar's Saran district, police said.  The tragedy took place at the government primary school in Dahrmasati Gandawan village at Mashrakh block, about 25 km from here, they said. The children fell ill soon after eating the meal, which consisted of rice, pulse and soybean, police said.

Readers may like to revisit two earlier posts [1,2] on the  13/14 November eclipse. This eclipse was conjunct  Unukalhai -a pale yellow star situated on the neck of the Serpent, sometimes called Cor Serpentis, the Serpent's Heart (a snake's heart is located in its neck). According to Ptolemy it is of the nature of Saturn and Mars.  It is associated with violence and danger of poison. [Robson*, p.213.] [3] [6]

Progressing this eclipse chart to 16July, the date of the news, brings the eclipse Sun conjunct the IC of the chart. Regular readers wi…

Cancer New Moon awakens past life memories

PALM SPRINGS — When Michael Boatwright woke up in the emergency room at Desert Regional Medical Center, the nurses began asking him questions for which it became clear he had no answers. The gray-haired, soft-spoken man looked at his identity card and didn’t recognize his own face. He answered only to Johan Ek.

The sign Cancer is a Water sign and is often shown as a body of  Water.  Since ancient times Water as an element has been associated with the psyche. One of the functions of the psyche is to act as a storage for memories.
The map for the current New Moon in Cancer at Palm Springs is shown above. The New Moon is not only in Cancer (fourth sign)  but  also in the fourth house which is a double whammy.
The two references below tell us  (a) the meaning of the fourth house and (b) the significance of a Cancer New Moon.
The 4th house in the horoscope represents your roots. It is the family environment that you grew up at, it is the family atmosphere that you c…