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Uranus-Pluto New Moon and the Mt. Sinabung eruption

An active volcano in western Indonesia has let out a series of fresh eruptions, forcing around 19,000 people to flee their homes, officials say. Mt Sinabung, on the island of Sumatra, erupted nine times late on Monday, shooting lava and gas up to 7,000m (23,000 ft) in the air, officials said.






The chart for the 1 Jan 2014 New Moon at Mt.Sinabung is shown above. Note the prominent Uranus-Pluto square on the angles. Richard Tarnas associates Uranus-Pluto with “the unleashing of the elemental forces of nature in various senses (the tangible increase in signs of extreme climate change, volcanoes and earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes, tsunamis and floods, undersea oil eruptions, mining disasters).” [1]

[1] World Transits 2000–2020 - An Overview; Richard Tarnas http://bit.ly/1lRb3n8 (p.162)

Astrology of Schumacher’s accident

Auriga – the Charioteer


Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula 1 champion, is in a critical condition after a skiing accident, says the French hospital treating him. The 44-year-old German suffered serious brain trauma, was in a coma on arrival and underwent a brain operation. The accident took place in the French ski resort of Meribel on Sunday morning.




It is well  known in astrology that the influence of a lunation can begin  prior to its actual occurrence.  ‘Backwards’ causation is not as bizarre as it might appear and is well known in modern physics. Shown here is the chart of the upcoming New Moon of 1 Jan 2014 at Meribel. Notice that it is very significant since it is on the MC [5cp38] and brings with it the current  Uranus-Pluto-Mars T-square to the angles.  On 29 December, when the accident occurred, the Sun and Mercury were conjunct at 7cp42 on the MC and the star Facies [8cp28]
M22 Sagittarius, Facies, is the nebula in front of the Archer's face.
The astrological influe…

The Newcastle Ferry Fire

Seven people have been airlifted to hospital and 16 more have suffered smoke inhalation after a fire broke out  on a ferry in the North Sea. More than 1,000 people were aboard the King Seaways service which left North Shields, near Newcastle, at 5pm on Saturday, 28 December and was heading for Ijmuiden near Amsterdam in the Netherlands.





In a previous post [1] we had seen how the 10 May eclipse (conjunct delta Fornax, the Furnace) placed on the Ascendant and activated by transit Saturn led to a fire on the Bangalore Express. The same eclipse prominently placed on the IC at Newcastle has also been activated by transit Saturn, causing the fire on the ferry. Notice the T-square of Pluto-Uranus-Zeus straddling the horizon axis. Zeus is a TNP that is directly associated with fires while Pluto-Uranus is accidents. Pluto [11cp24] and the Ascendant [12cp19] are conjunct the star Nunki. Nunki [2] is the Star of the Proclamation of the Sea [2] so that a fire or accident at sea is being hinted a…

The horoscope of Kejriwal’s government in Delhi

Weeks after registering a stunning debut in assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has formed government in Delhi on 28 December. AAP’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal has taken oath as Delhi’s 7th chief minister. The swearing in ceremony was completed at 12:15 pm.



The horoscope for the AAP Government is shown above. Notice the T-square of Uranus [8ar] on the Ascendant [7ar] opposite Mars [9li] on descendant and both square Pluto [11cp]. We have discussed the Uranus-Pluto square earlier. It represents the  archetypal clash: courageous/warrior-like actions of individuals on behalf of the people's liberties (Uranus in Aries) vs. an intensification/consolidation of power by institutional structures facing threats to their authority (Pluto in Capricorn). Kejriwal’s government represents exactly that [1].
Mars [9li58] is conjunct the stars Vindemiatrix (Al Muredin), epsilon Virginis [9li15] and omicron Hydrae [10li30] . The Virgin’s purity makes people self-righteous “holier-than-…

The Bangalore Express Fire

As many as 23 people are feared to have been killed, and 12 others injured after a fire broke out in a bogie of the Nanded-Bangalore Express in Anantapuram district of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday. The fire broke out at around 3.30am (28 Dec) near the Kottacheruvu station in the district in one of the AC coaches. The affected coach, B1, has been completely gutted while the adjacent bogie had also been affected. Though there is no official statement, sources say the fire might have been caused by a short circuit in the system. The fire has been doused and the injured have been taken to hospitals in nearby Dharmavaram and Puttaparthi.




As we have seen in several previous posts, an eclipse can produce events long after it has occurred. Shown above is the solar eclipse of 10 May 2013 at Dharmavaram, close to the site of accident. Notice that the eclipse [19ta31] is powerfully placed on the Ascendant [19ta57]. It is conjunct the star beta Fornax [20ta06]. This constellation is also known as th…

Hidden meaning behind destruction of Ashoka’s Rampurva Lion

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” — Lao Tzu

In Kolkata, a priceless statue of a lion, over 2000 years old, has been broken while it was being relocated in the IndianMuseum. The sculpture that has been severely damaged is of the Rampurva Lion Capital , built in the time of Ashoka the Great, and acknowledged as a rare specimen of Mauryan culture. West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan, who is the chairman of the museum's board of trustees, denied there was any breakage when asked about it on Thursday. "Nothing has broken as far as I know, " Mr Narayanan told NDTV.




Shown here is the Solar Eclipse of 10 May 2013. This eclipse is conjunct the South Node.
South Node equals the past. The New Moon eclipse equals beginnings. Confusing? There’s still going to be a new chapter. It’s unavoidable; eclipses set the agenda, like it or not. But the SN energy suggests you’ll be revisiting a past habit (Taurus) or scenario. [1]
The eclipse [19ta31] is conjunct Mercury [17ta1…

Mars-Uranus-Pluto: London cabbie gets hair pulled

Coma Berenices Berenice's Hair
A taxi driver was taken to hospital after being BITTEN by a passenger he picked up outside a takeaway in London. He had collected the man and a woman from outside Kismet takeaway in Cottingham, near Hull. But during the journey, the man became aggressive towards the driver. He stopped his car near to an ASDA but the man then attacked him, biting him on the face and pulling his hair out. [1]
On 25 December,[8:33UT]  Mars opposed Uranus triggering the Uranus-Pluto square. At London, the T-square aspects the horizon axis sharply.




Mars-Uranus seems to release energy that has been trapped in the unconscious. And this  becomes more complicated with Pluto around. Mars-Pluto is essentially about asserting one’s will (Mars) to tear down and transform (Pluto) those things in society or in other people that one does not like or wants to eliminate. Using your power to change what you consider a social ill is a constructive expression of Mars-Pluto. But in the proce…

The Royal Pardon of Alan Turing

Universal Turing Machine

Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon. It overturns his 1952 conviction for homosexuality for which he was punished by being chemically castrated. The conviction meant he lost his security clearance and had to stop the code-cracking work that proved vital to the Allies in World War II. The pardon was granted under the Royal Prerogative of Mercy after a request by Justice Minister Chris Grayling.
Alan Turing was a British mathematician, logician, scientist and the technical genius behind Britain’s successful efforts to break German codes in World War II.  Turing made inestimable contributions to cybernetics. His "Computable Numbers," 1937, is considered one of the outstanding scientific papers of the 20th century, a blueprint for what would become the electronic digital computer. His "Universal Turing Machine" was an ancestor for the entire information age.

Alan Turing’s  birth data and horoscope …

Winter Ingress and the New York storm

A band of severe weather from tornadoes to icy blasts left at least seven people dead as winter storms and severe weather pushed up the East Coast on Sunday, bringing record high temperatures to Philadelphia and New York City but ice storms to parts of New England. The eastern half of the country was getting a "plethora of winter weather" just days before the Christmas holiday, according to the National Weather Service. "This storm is bringing a little bit of everything, from rain, flooding and wind, to ice and snow in some areas," said NWS meteorologist Bruce Sullivan. "What is really extraordinary about this system, though, is the warm air."
Meteorological astrology or astrometeorology (from Greek ἄστρον, astron, "constellation, star"; μετέωρος, metéōros, "high in the sky"; and -λογία, -logia) is the practice of applying the astrological/astronomical placements of the Sun, Moon, and planets to forecast the weather. Judgement of the we…

Algenib and the BA Jumbo wing clip

A plane carrying more than 200 people has struck an office building while preparing to take off from the South African city of Johannesburg. The British Airways flight to London was taxiing at OR Tambo International Airport when its right wing hit the building, injuring four people inside. South Africa's Civil Aviation Authority said the aircraft had travelled down a taxi-way that was too narrow for it. The incident involving the Boeing 747-400 happened late on Sunday. The control tower "told them to take one taxi-way and they took another one. They took a wrong one," said CAA spokeswoman Phindiwe Gwebu.




A small incident one would say and yet it can be seen in the stars. The Sun had moved into Capricorn, just a day before. The horoscope for this important cardinal ingress at Johannesburg is shown above. Note the Grand Cross on the horizon axis.

Hades-Uranus : Haste invites mistakes [1] Mars-Uranus : Accidents

Uranus [8ar36] is conjunct Algenib, gamma Pegasi [9ar19] in the …

Doctors save Chinese worker’s hand

A worker operating a machine in a family workshop in China accidentally cut off his hand  (around 4 December) -- which doctors were able to save by grafting it onto his lower calf. The worker, Xie Wei, said he was initially unsure if his right hand could be saved, but he thought it was worth a try. The hand went without a blood supply for many hours while Xie searched for a hospital that could perform such a surgery. [1]

Amongst other things   Uranus-Pluto square of 2007–2020 has been associated with  “sharply accelerated technological and scientific advance with major social and environmental repercussions.” [2]
It may  surprise readers that  the stars that form the backdrop for Uranus-Pluto can actually indicate the area where these breakthroughs are made.  The incident is said to have occurred around 4th December so I propose we look at the chart for the  New Moon  of 3rd  December.  Notice that the Uranus [8ar41] square Pluto [10cp16] aligns with the meridian axis. On the IC [11ar29…

Capsolar at Washington hints at financial collapse

The United States could soon become a large-scale Spain or Greece, teetering on the edge of financial ruin. That’s according to Donald Trump, who painted a very ugly picture of where this country is headed. Trump made the comments during a recent appearance on Fox News’ “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.” http://nws.mx/1bWnMiL

In his brilliant essay Uranus-Pluto and the USA Chart,[1]Bill Herbst explains why he is convinced that the USA is about to go through a difficult time in 2014-2015. The primary reason that he gives is as follows:

The one piece of astrological information that proved so convincing was the  Grand Cross that will be formed in 2014-2015 between Uranus and Pluto squared  in the heavens and the natal Sun-Saturn square in any of the July 4, 1776 birthcharts for the USA.

This is more or less confirmed by the upcoming Capricorn Ingress chart. In mundane astrology, the importance of the Capricorn Ingress chart cannot be overstated. Astrologers look upon it as the Annual…

Metaphor Alert: The U.S. Capitol Dome Is Cracked

Over 250 feet from the ground, the nearly 9 million pound steel dome that caps the U.S. Congress has been split by over 1,000 cracks. Vulcan’s building blocks haven’t stood the test of time well, and the Apotheosis, among other artwork, is now in danger, says the Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers. http://ti.me/19hcwTT
The Apotheosis of Washington depicts George Washington sitting amongst the heavens in an exalted manner, or in literal terms, ascending and becoming a God (apotheosis). Washington, the first U.S. president and commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is allegorically represented, surrounded by figures from classical mythology. Washington is draped in purple, a royal color, with a rainbow arch at his feet, flanked by the goddess Victoria (draped in green, using a horn) to his left and the goddess Liberty to his right. Liberty wears a red Phrygian cap, symbolizing emancipation, from a Roman tradition where sons leaving the home …

Roof collapse in London theatre

Seventy-six people have been injured, seven seriously, after part of a ceiling in London's Apollo Theatre collapsed during a show, police say. The venue in Shaftesbury Avenue was packed for a performance of The Curious Incident Of The Dog in the Night-Time. Eyewitnesses heard "a crackling" noise before the collapse at about 20:15 GMT on 19 Dec. Theatre-goers left covered in debris.







Here we will see an example of how a Full Moon that took place just two days before the incident explains it extremely well. As readers are aware Mars is building up to an opposition to Uranus on 25 December (8:33 UT). The chart for that opposition (shown below) straddles the horizon axis with a powerful Grand Cross.  A New or Full Moon has the potential to trigger the energy contained in a powerful aspect like this if it brings up the same Grand Cross onto the angles as it does here. The stars on horizon axis at the Full Moon provide details that are simply astonishing. On the Ascendant [15cp1…

Russia’s Duma passes amnesty bill

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's parliament on Wednesday (18 Dec.) passed an amnesty bill that will likely apply to the 30-member crew of a Greenpeace ship detained after an Arctic protest, but it wasn't immediately clear if and when the activists would be allowed to leave the country. The amnesty, which also would likely free the two jailed members of the Pussy Riot punk band, has been largely viewed as the Kremlin's attempt to soothe criticism of Russia's human rights records ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February. But opposition lawmakers argued it doesn't go nearly far enough and the complicated legislation appeared to leave many questions open.



In mundane astrology, cardinal ingress and eclipse charts are the primary tools for prediction of events. Since the angles of these charts are specific for a location, their subsequent progressions and contacts with planets symbolically describe the  events that take place. Shown above is the progression on 18 December …

Astrology of the Indo-US diplomatic spat

NEW YORK: In a major diplomatic setback for India, its Deputy Consul General in New York was arrested by law enforcement authorities on visa fraud charges and released on a $250,000 bond after she pleaded not guilty in a court. Devyani Khobragade, 39, was taken into custody as she was dropping her daughter to school at around 9 a.m. on 12 December after US Attorney for the Southern District of New York India- born Preet Bharara announced charges of visa fraud against her.  The arrest and detention has created a diplomatic uproar with punitive steps taken against State Department officials in New Delhi.




The horoscope for the arrest [12 Dec. 9 am New York] is shown here  along with the ephemeris for the positions of planets and asteroids [1]. On the IC [10ta] is Niobe [20ta] which rules “humbling experiences” [2].  “With a Pluto-Uranus-Jupiter T-square  straddling  the horizon axis along with asteroid Hebe (maids or service personnel) we are seeing  “unexpected  reactions (Uranus) base…