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Uranus-Pluto leaves Swedes agog at 'Ratzilla' in Stockholm

The appearance of a massive rat in a Stockholm family's kitchen has made headlines in Sweden, where it is being dubbed "Ratzilla". Measuring 40cm (nearly 16in) plus tail, the creature terrified the family in Solna district. Pest controllers finally killed the intruder using an oversized trap. BBC, 27 March.

The Capricorn Ingress of the Sun (Winter Solstice) and its subsequent progression is a very useful tool  for marking out days when significant events can be expected to take place. Unfortunately we are so carried away with events that we fail to notice the deeper significance of the event.
Shown here is the Capricorn Ingress at Stockholm. It is obviously very significant for the place with Uranus-Pluto in a Grand Cross aspecting the meridian axis.
Uranus-Pluto refers to transformation and this includes the accelerated (Uranus) mutation (Pluto) within the genetic structure and coding with many forms of life within Nature, as all forms of life seek to adapt and adjust to …

Release of the longest-serving death row inmate in Japan

Rhadamanthys, Minos & Aeacus

A man believed to be the world's longest-serving death row inmate has been granted a retrial in Japan over multiple murders in 1966, after doubts emerged about his guilt. Shizuoka District Court decided to “start the retrial over the case” of Iwao Hakamada, 78, who was convicted for the grisly murder of his boss and the man's family, a court official said. “The court suspends death sentence and confinement of the person who had been ruled guilty,” the official said. He is the sixth person since the end of World War II to receive a retrial after having a death sentence confirmed, and his case will bolster opponents of capital punishment. March 27, 2014; The Australian (News)

The Waning Crescent Moon Phase took place on March 27 at 10:28 UT. As always the most significant points of a chart are the Ascendant-Descendant and MC-IC. At Shizuoka the planet Mars[23li23] and the TNO  Rhadamanthus [23li57] were conjunct the Ascendant [25li07].

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 and Im-dugud-khu, “The Great Storm Bird”

The Great Storm Bird and the Sun God

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on 4 Ik, a day of “cross winds” (March 8, 2014). This is a notoriously angry kind of day. The wind blows all directions at once. This was a great day for a mysterious disappearance of an airplane. Three Jaguar: The World Rises Up
Now, I cannot say what this implies for Malaysian Airlines flight 370 that disappeared 245 days after Asiana Airlines flight 214 crashed, but there may be some new clues as to what happened or finding of debris, or the families of the passengers may resign themselves to accepting the loss of their loved ones. The energetic signature of 11 Wind will still be present. 11 Wind: The Potential for Change

In our analysis [1] of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, we had presented the progression of the Malaysia solar return chart for the fateful day (reproduced). On the MC conjunct Mercury and TNP Zeus are the stars of Corvus, the Raven.  

Diana Rosenberg writes “The stars of…

Uranus-Pluto goes after Church leaders

Pope Francis has formally accepted the resignation of a senior GermanChurch leader suspended over his alleged lavish spending. The Vatican made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday, March 26. Bishop of Limburg Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst has been accused of spending more than 31m euros (£26m) on renovating his official residence.

Shown here is current last quarter moon phase at the Vatican. Notice the Uranus-Pluto square on the horizon axis.
Explaining the role of Uranus in the current Uranus-Pluto square, Nick Fiorenza [1] writes:
It stimulates a radical, perhaps rude, awakening in the collective in a way that impels people to no longer acquiesce to financial entrapment and the manipulation of resources by authoritarian bureaucracies.
An additional feature is the position of the TNP Poseidon on the MC forming a quincunx aspect to Uranus in the Uranus-Pluto square. The TNP Poseidon [2] is associated with religion and spirituality and, therefore, by extension with the Church so th…

The symbolic significance in the making of the finest Japanese whiskey

Dionysus – the god of wine

The first thing offered to me at Suntory's Yamazaki whiskey distillery -- the birthplace of Japanese whiskey -- is a glass of water. It's so delicious it comes as a shock. Even before the reason is explained to me, I'm asking: why does it taste so crisp, so different? Yamazaki is celebrated for its pristine water. The distillery is surrounded by beautiful bamboo forests on a mountain -- they must be getting to my brain. It turns out the water in the area is the reason the first whiskeys in Japan were distilled here. These days, it's used to make some of the most remarkable whiskeys on the planet. For some, Japanese whiskey even trumps Scotch as the go-to after-dinner dram. By Frances Cha, CNN, March 26, 2014

Understanding the world around us depends on our power to perceive patterns of meaning, to make the right connections,  recognize what belongs with what. And we must be prepared for surprises. By linking things which do not at first sight s…

Uranus-Pluto hauls up the BCCI

Shocked at the revelations in the report submitted by the Justice Mukul Mudgal panel in a ‘sealed cover’, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the BCCI president N. Srinivasan to step down on his own to ensure a fair enquiry into the IPL betting allegations. A Bench of Justices A.K. Patnaik and Ibrahim Kalifulla after going through the report in the ‘sealed cover’ made it clear to senior counsel Ariama Sundaram appearing for the BCCI: “You ask Mr. Srinivasan to step down, otherwise we will give our verdict asking him to step down.” The Hindu; March 25, 2014

The matter comes up for a final hearing on Thu, March 27. We have, therefore, progressed the solar return chart for India  to that date. India’s radix chart considered here is the Independence chart. (15 Aug. 1947, 0:00 IST Delhi). Not surprisingly we find Uranus-Pluto aspecting the progressed Ascendant on that date.

Explaining the role of Uranus in the current Uranus-Pluto square, Nick Fiorenza [1] writes:
It stimulates a radical, per…

Uranus-Pluto and the landslide at Oso

SnohomishCounty search and rescue crews have located an additional six bodies, bringing the total number of deceased to 14 in Saturday's massive landslide near the towns of Oso and Darrington. Many people were at home when the slide wiped out the houses around 11 a.m. PT Saturday.

Shown above is the chart for the landslide (March 22, 2014; 11 am PT). Notice the Grand Cross involving Uranus-Pluto straddling the horizon axis. 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] [2]
The event occurred just two days before the Last Quarter Moon. The chart for the LQ Moon has the star Benetnash[27vi09] on the Ascendant [27vi06].
Reinhold Ebertin made a survey of this fixed star covering centuries when associated with transits of the major planets over …

Update – Astrology of the Malaysia Airlines jet crash

Pegasus – the Flying Horse

“Malaysia Airlines deeply regrets that we have to assume beyond any reasonable doubt that MH370 has been lost and that none of those on board survived. As you will hear in the next hour from Malaysia’s Prime Minister, we must now accept all evidence suggests the plane went down in the Southern Indian Ocean.”

In a previous post [1] on the tragedy we had analysed the Capricorn Ingress chart and Malaysia’s National chart to arrive at the conclusion that the aircraft had most likely crashed into the sea. Here we present the Capricorn Ingress chart progressed (PSSR method) to March 24, the date of the above announcement. Notice the alignment of the Uranus-Pluto (accidents ) with the angles. Transiting  Icarus (8ar) is conjunct Uranus on the MC. Icarus is an asteroid associated with aircrafts. Also the MC and Uranus are conjunct Algenib, gamma Pegasi, in the constellation of the Flying Horse – another indication that the accident could involve an aircraft. In India…

Acamar and the megadams on the Brahmaputra

Eridanus – the River

China and India have their eye on the energy potential of the vast Brahmaputra river. Will a new wave of "megadams" bring power to the people - or put millions at risk? The BBC World Service environment reporter Navin Singh Khadka reports from Assam, India. [20 March 2014]
On the banks of the Brahmaputra it is hard to get a sense of where the river starts and ends. It begins far away as a Tibetan mountain stream. On the floodplains of Assam, though, its waters spread as far as the eye can see, merging with the horizon and the sky. From here it continues through north-eastern India into Bangladesh, where it joins with the Ganges to form a mighty river delta. For centuries the Brahmaputra has nourished the land, and fed and watered the people on its banks. Today, though, India and China's growing economies mean the river is increasingly seen as a source of energy. Both countries are planning major dams on long stretches of the river.
Mundane astrologers r…

Astrology of the Crimea referendum

Preliminary results in Sunday's referendum on whether Ukraine's Crimea region should join Russia or become an independent state show overwhelming support for Russia. With 75% percent of the ballots counted, close to 96% of voters want to become part of that country, according to the Crimean Electoral Commission. An official had announced earlier that more than 80% of voters had cast ballots by the time polls closed at 8 p.m. local time (2 p.m. ET) Sunday.
The chart for the Full Moon [Sunday; 16 March] at Simperofol, capital of Crimea is shown here. Notice the powerful placement of the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square on the angles making it a very significant lunation for Crimea.

Jupiter on the MC is conjunct xi Canis Majoris [10cn42], theta Geminorum [11cn18] in Castor’s left hand holding bows and arrows and Al Zirr, xi Geminorum [11cn23] in Pollux’s right foot. Dogs are universal symbols of faithfulness and fidelity. The Twins, on the other hand, exemplify duality, brotherly love…

Uranus-Pluto and the discovery of gravitational waves

There is intense speculation among cosmologists that a US team is on the verge of confirming they have detected "primordial gravitational waves" – an echo of the big bang in which the universe came into existence 14bn years ago. Rumours have been rife in the physics community about an announcement due on Monday from the Harvard-SmithsonianCenter for Astrophysics. If there is evidence for gravitational waves, it would be a landmark discovery that would change the face of cosmology and particle physics.

The progressed Capricorn Ingress Chart (also referred to as the Annual Chart) is a valuable tool to mark out days on which important events can be expected to happen. Shown above is the sidereal Capricorn Ingress at Cambridge, MA. On the Ascendant [17li] is Kraz, beta Corvus and Seginus of Bootes. The Shepherd-Herdsman Bootes assisted by the message bearing Crow carries news of discoveries that teach and enlighten mankind [1]. While Neptune [3pi38] which as…

Full Moon highlights plight of Jewish 'chained women'

In Jewish society, there are estimated to be thousands of women in broken marriages where their husband refuses to give them the necessary religious document enabling a divorce. In some cases, the wife can remain trapped in the situation for years, unable to remarry or move on. In Hebrew such a woman is known as an aguna, or a "chained" woman. BBC Jerusalem, March 13.

New Moon and Full Moon  mundane charts drawn for a particular place can be very illuminating. Planets and stars highlighted by being placed on the angles provide insight to events taking place there. Shown here is the upcoming Full Moon chart at Jersusalem. A simple technique using asteroids for understanding any chart was pioneered by Martha Wescott. She recommends tabulating all entities (asteroids, planets, TNPs etc) on the angles of the chart within +/- 10 degrees. After that think of these entities as talking to each and put down sentences derived from their…

Benetnash and the New York house collapse

The New York City Fire Department responded Wednesday to reports of a large building explosion and collapse in East Harlem. The FDNY said the building is located around Park Avenue between 114th and 117th streets, which is north of Central Park. Residents reported hearing a large explosion in an apartment building around 9 a.m.

Shown here is the Lunar Eclipse of 25 April 2013 at New York. Notice that it is significant for the place since both the luminaries form hard aspects to the meridian axis. In addition, the eclipse axis coincides with a Mars-Saturn opposition – a combination that is linked to accidents and explosions.
On the question of orbs when using stars on the angles of a mundane chart. Nick Fiorenza [1] writes “unlike looking at star alignments with planets, where we use a very tight orb (±2°), the angles in a chart have an active orb of about ±7°”

With this in mind we can see that the Ascendant of the eclipse chart [21vi29] is conjunct the star Benetnash [27vi07].
In an imp…

Astrology of the Maoist attack in Chattisgarh

Maoists ambushed a security patrol killing 16 people including 11 of the CRPF in a daring daytime attack in the worst-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, India. The attack took place on March 11, 2014 at 10 15 am close to  Dantewara.

Shown above is the current solar return chart  for the Republic of India [26 Jan 1950; 10:15 IST,Delhi]. Notice the Uranus-Pluto square on the angles. Every time we look at the Uranus-Pluto square we need to remind ourselves of the French Revolution which took place under a Uranus-Pluto opposition. This combination contains potential for revolutionary action that can overthrow existing governments. Bill Herbst describes the action of these two planets as follows:
Uranus-Pluto square
In collective terms, Uranus’ symbolism implies awakening into awareness by  being jolted out of habitual, conditioned, or otherwise automatic modes of  behavior or judgment. This is achieved through sudden shocks and unexpected, revolutionary challenges that hit humanity like lig…