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Eclipse and the Simon Bolivar auditorium fire

Authorities in Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, are fighting a major blaze at a landmark building designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer. A large plume of smoke billowed from the Latin America Memorial, a cultural centre which hosts an art gallery, an auditorium and other facilities. Fire first swept through the 1,600-seat Simon Bolivar auditorium at the complex at around 15:00 local time (17:00 GMT) on 29 Nov.

On 27 Nov. we had an accident at the Sao Paulo World Cup stadium and now we have this fire. The gods are certainly speaking! If we look at the 3 Nov. eclipse chart we can see the current Uranus-Pluto square sharply aspecting the meridian axis. This is a combination that is associated with accidents and collapses.  Conjunct Uranus [9ar22] is  Erakis,mu Cephei, [9ar52], Garnet Star in the King’s head. Cepheus wears a Crown of Fire! (Romans called him inflammatus). Ibn Ezra, an 11th century astrologer listed in place of Cepheus, “The Lady of the Flame”. In India, the two Bhadrap…

Brothers reunited in Japan

A Japanese man born to wealthy parents grew up in poverty after being given to another couple in a hospital six decades ago, while the infant who took his place went to live a privileged life of private tutoring, university and is today head of a property firm. The 60-year-old man - who has declined to give his name - was raised reliant on hand-outs from the state after the man he thought was his father died when he was just two. The woman he considered his mother had to support his three older brothers and there were few comforts in their one-room apartment as he grew up.

The two important mundane ingress charts Cancer Ingress and Capricorn Ingress of the Sun are considered to be valid for a year. Here is the chart for the Sun’s entry into  tropical Cancer at Tokyo. As always planets close to angles carry an important message for the place. Here we see a stellium of planets close to the MC.  Venus and Mercury [22cn],  Vesta [23cn] and Ceres [29cn] are all conjunct…

Mars over Alkaid: Collapses and Falling Bridges

Brazil World Cup stadium accident Sao Paulo, November 27, 2013 Two people have died in an accident at Sao Paulo's stadium, which is due to host the opening ceremony of the 2014 World Cup finals, police say. A senior local fire official said crews were called to the Arena Corinthians after reports of a collapsed crane. It fell on top of a metal structure, destroying part of a facade. Odebrecht Infrastructure, the company building the stadium, told the BBC that the accident happened shortly before 13:00 local time (15:00 GMT).

Flyover crashes on train in India Muzaffarpur, November 27, 2013 About two dozen persons were feared to have been injured, some of them seriously, when a road over bridge (ROB) collapsed and fell on a goods train passing under it. The incident took place around 1.30 pm today in Maripur locality under Kazi Mohammadpur police station, in the midst of the north Bihar district headquarters town of Muzaffarpur, about 75 km from state capital Patna.

Two similar incidents…

Algol Full Moon and the China-Japan spat

November 25, 2013 :China has told the United States to butt out of a territorial dispute with Japan in the East China Sea after Washington warned that a military claim by Beijing to airspace in the region raises the risk of "misunderstanding and miscalculations." The creation of an "Air Defense Identification Zone" by China comes amid increasing tensions between Beijing and Tokyo over competing claims to disputed islands in the sea, which are believed to be situated near large reserves of natural resources.

Here is the Full Moon chart at the midpoint between Beijing and Tokyo. Notice that it falls on the meridian axis. The Moon [25ta26] is conjunct the star Algol [26ta22]and 13 Tauri [28ta0] of the Bull. The stubborn bull makes people want to win-at-all-costs and unyielding. With leaders there is an inability to see any humanity in their opponents. This can lead wanton aggressiveness, extreme intolerance – some use intense patriotism to justify violence against oth…

Stars of the discovery of Buddha’s birthplace at Lumbini

Archaeologists [1] digging at Buddha's birthplace have uncovered remains of the earliest ever "Buddhist shrine". They unearthed a 6th Century BC timber structure buried within the MayaDeviTemple at Lumbini in Nepal. The shrine appears to have housed a tree. This links to the Buddha nativity story - his mother gave birth to him while holding on to a tree branch. 26 Nov. BBC

The solar eclipse of 10 May fell in the twelfth house at Lumbini. Amongst other things the 12th signifies ashrams, monasteries, and other places of spiritual renewal like this Buddhist shrine at the Maya Devi temple.
The eclipse is conjunct stars of Perseus, the hero and rescuer. Writing about this area Diana Rosenberg states “here are great image shapers who are able to tap an emotional reservoir within themselves that connects them to universal archetypes, deeply moving those who come under their influence. A fervent missionary zeal possesses many of them ….strong religious impulses vie with earthly do…

Current dynamics in Israel-US relationship chart

What is a Davison relationship chart?
The Davison relationship chart [DRC] was named for Ronald C. Davison (1914-1985), author and president of the Astrological Lodge of the Theosophical Society of London.  The date and time can be determined by calculating the day that lies exactly between the natal charts of those involved. The same principle is also applied to the times of birth. If the individuals involved have different places of birth a combined "place of birth" is calculated by taking the average values of latitude and longitude.
Even if the combined place of birth is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the DRC is still a concrete horoscope for a specific time, place, and location which can, like any natal chart, be used as a basis to calculate solar return charts, progressions and the effect of transits.

A Davison relationship chart drawn for Israel [14.05.1938;16:37 EET, Tel Aviv] and the US Sibly …

Columba, the dove, brings peace to Iran

24 Nov. Iran and six world powers meeting in Geneva have reached a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme, foreign ministers say. No details have been released about the agreement, which has been reached after five days of negotiations.

Before going through this post, readers may like to revisit previous posts on the same subject [1][2][3]. Using the same data presented in [3] for Iran’s chart we first make the current  precessed solar return shown above. Note the Mars-Jupiter square aspecting the horizon axis. Reinhold Ebertin in his Combination of Stellar Influences describes Mars/Jupiter as “Resolutions and decisions; the settlement of conflicts”.

The solar return chart for Iran [1 Feb 79; 9:00 am IT, Tehran] progressed to 24 November, the date of the news, brings the prominent T-square to the angles. The Ascendant (and radix Moon)  is  placed at the sensitive “reaction point” of the T-square so that it should be very significant. Uranus-Pluto in the T-square represent a paradigm cha…

Eclipse highlights need for wildlife protection

A renewable power company has agreed to pay $1 million over the deaths of more than a dozen protected eagles and other birds at its wind farms. The settlement with Duke Energy is the first time the Obama administration, which has been a strong backer of wind power, has penalized a wind energy company for killing eagles. According to the Justice Department’s settlement, announced on Friday, 14 golden eagles and 149 other protected birds were killed at two Duke Energy wind farms in Wyoming within the last three years. Golden eagles are not endangered species, but are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
Eclipses tend to bring about endings and new beginnings. They offer a time to resynchronize our selves with the ever-changing cosmic currents supporting our evolutionary progression in consciousness. In this post we will see an example of just that. The chart for the Lunar Eclipse of 18 October at Cheyenne, Wyoming is shown above.
The stars Spica of the Virg…

Riga roof collapse at Disseminating Moon

At least 32 people died, including three firefighters, after an enormous section of roof collapsed at a Latvian supermarket in Riga, the country’s capital, emergency medical officials said on Friday.
The Moon was in its Waning Gibbous Phase (Disseminating Moon) on Friday, 22 November; 16:37 UT. A chart drawn for the Moon phase at Riga is shown above. The Moon [14cn] is on the Ascendant aspecting the current Uranus-Pluto square – a combination associated with collapses of all kinds. But more interesting is the position of Neptune [2pi36] conjunct the MC [2pi12]. Diana Rosenberg in her Secrets of the Ancient Skies, writing about Chinese asterism Wei  states:

Above Khi was Wei, the ritual House of the Apex, consisting of theta and epsilon Pegasi with alpha Aquarii (7pi04, 2pi07, 3pi34); this represented the roof of a house of which theta was the apex that had a close connections to funeral ceremonies.

Astrology of the TarunTejpal episode

Tehelka is an Indian weekly magazine, founded by Tarun Tejpal. Started as a news portal, in 2000, it transitioned through a printed newspaper format until it became a magazine in 2007. In November 2013, Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal was accused of sexual assault by a female colleague leading to his resignation.

The solar eclipse of 3 Nov. highlighted in Delhi since it fell square the meridian axis. It was conjunct  the stars Alphecca alpha Corona Borealis and Menkent theta Centaurus and the planets Mercury and Saturn.  Since Mercury rules communication and Saturn is associated with careers this combination often represents journalists so that in a sense this eclipse was telling us, among others things,  that the energies of the two stars would be seen in the lives of journalists.

Symbolically, the centaur; half man, half horse represents the complete domination by baser influences, instincts, the unconscious uncontrolled by the spirit. The man-beast combination illustrates th…

Astrology of Iran’s nuclear dilemma

20 Nov. Talks between world powers and Iran to secure a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme have resumed in Geneva. Both sides have expressed confidence a breakthrough can be achieved. However ahead of the talks, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned his country would not step back "one iota" from its nuclear rights and had set "red lines" for the meeting. BBC

In this post we will see the how the current lunations highlight the dilemma faced by Iran.  Shown above is the chart for the 17 Nov. Full Moon at Tehran. It  is significant since it forms a T-square with the Pallas-Neptune on the meridian axis. The Full Moon [25ta26] is conjunct the star Algol [26ta22] that has been historically prominent in atomic explosions [1]. With this star and the Full Moon squaring Pallas-Neptune it is not too difficult to see why Iran is facing the issue described below:

PALLAS, ATHENA: Approval-seeking; whether one is willing and/or able to do those things that w…

New light on Eris

One of the methods  for exploring the astrology of newly discovered objects in our solar system is outlined by Nick Fiorenza [1]. It entails looking at the stars that form the backdrop to the points of primary significance in a planet's orbit: the planet's perihelion; its aphelion and its north and south nodes. These four points compose a planet's "orbital cross."
For Eris the four points are Perihelion: 14li10, Aphelion: 14ar10; North Node: 6ta07, South Node: 6sc07 (tropical) [2]
Aphelion: 14ar10 A star on King’s crown is here so we may be dealing with leaders who love to show off  (Aries) and  lord  over  helpless followers. The chord that ties the two  Fishes is here and ensures that the saviour (the king) and helpless victim (Andromeda) are always connected.  With the very fortunate star Alpheratz (alpha Andromeda) also here  the possibility of  freedom and general good luck is high. [3]

Perihelion: 14li10 Here we have Algorab of Corvus the Raven and the Virgin’…

Pluto and the World Toilet Day

(UNITED NATIONS) — The lack of access to a decent toilet is no joke for a third of the world’s people, but a matter of life and death. Some 2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation, the United Nations said, and more than 1billion practice open defecation — a problem that contributes to countess deaths from preventable diseases. “We must break the taboos and make sanitation for all a global development priority,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said in declaring Tuesday to be the inaugural World Toilet Day.

Here is the chart for the Full Moon at New York under which this announcement  was made. A lunation that puts the Pluto-Uranus square on the horizon axis is essentially saying that the Pluto-Uranus message should come through at this place. Among others things Pluto  rules body eliminations and toilets [1] while Uranus in Aries is about innovative new ideas so that it should not be surprising that the UN is waking up to this essential human need!

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Multicongruence: Mount Merapi eruption & Indonesia-Australia spat

19 Nov. Massive rumbling from MountMerapi on Monday morning caused panic among hundreds of residents living on the slopes of the volcano who promptly headed to evacuation assembly points. The volcano, located on the border between Yogyakarta and Central Java provinces, erupted at around 4:53 a.m., spewing volcanic materials 2 kilometers into the air and covering areas east of the volcano with dust and ash.

19 Nov. Indonesia angry at Australia's response to spying revelations. Indonesia recalls its ambassador from Australia following reports that Australian spies attempted to listen to the president's mobile phone.

So we have two pictures in the news simultaneously. One is that of an “angry” mountain belching fire and another of an angry spat between neighbours. Are these images connected? Dennis Elwell would have us believe so. In his book Cosmic Loom Elwell's main theme is that of 'multicongruence', the author's term fo…