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New moon brings change of government in Egypt

Cairo (CNN), May 30  -- Former Egyptian military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is poised to win his country's presidential election in a landslide -- though the legitimacy of his victory is already being questioned. Exit polls suggest el-Sisi won 95.3% of the vote, while opponent Hamdeen Sabahy garnered only 4.7%, according to data from the EgyptianCenter for Public Opinion Research and the Egyptian TV channel MBC Masr. Egypt's state-run Ahram Online news agency reported an even more lopsided margin, based on unofficial results, with Sabahy only getting 3.5% of the vote.

The mundane horoscope of Egypt is taken by most astrologers as  18 Jun 1953, 23:30, GMT +0:00;  CairoEgypt, 30°N03', 031°E15' [1]

Egypt - Natal Chart  18 Jun 1953, 23:30, GMT +0:00 CairoEgypt, 30°N03', 031°E15'  Geocentric Tropical Zodiac  Placidus Houses,  True Node

Plu (6)    Sqr          MC (10) (X)          Sa-Na     29 Jan 2014                          19°Li04' D             19°Cp0…

Rape and murder of Dalit teens at New Moon

Four people, including a policeman, were arrested Thursday (May 29)  in the gang rape and killing of two Dalit teenage girls in northern India.
The girls, cousins ages 14 and 15, disappeared late Tuesday and their bodies were found hanging from a tree in Kata, a village in the Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh state, according to DNA India, a national newspaper. Dalits belong to a caste near the bottom of the Hindu system and have historically faced widespread discrimination in the country. May 29,IB Times

The May 29 New Moon chart for Badaun is shown here.  It is very significant for the place since it is exactly on the IC. The New Moon  is square Neptune and conjunct the stars of Hyades i.e. gamma (γ) Taurus, Prima Hyadum, the chief star of the Hyades and six stars situated on the face of the Bull. This is one of the areas Ptolemy mentioned as exhibiting “complete depravity” in sexual matters. Modern writer Elsbeth Ebertin concurs when she writes “staggering incre…

Explosion on Japanese oil tanker

The Celestial Ship Argo

Tokyo (CNN) -- An explosion on an oil tanker off the Japanese coast set off a huge fire Thursday [May 29] and left the vessel's captain missing. Ships and aircraft battled the blaze on the Shoko Maru, a 998-ton tanker anchored about 5 kilometers (3 miles) off the port of Himeji in western Japan, the coast guard said.

Shown here is the chart for the New Moon of May 29 at Himeji, Japan. Notice that the New Moon  squares Neptune (oil) which forms a quincunx to Mars/Zeus (fires and explosions) that is part of the stressful Grand Cross.
But why in Himeji?  The energies of any planetary configuration find expression at a place only when linked to the horizon or meridian axis. Here we find Uranus and TNP Zeus of the Grand  Cross in sharp quincunx aspect to the horizon axis. The nature of Uranus is explosive and unexpected; while Saturn deals with structures and boundaries so that difficult  Uranus-Saturn aspects are linked to accidents.

But why …

Goddess Diana reveals herself in West Dundee accident

Diana Goddess of the wild beasts and glens

In Roman mythology, Diana  was the goddess of the hunt, the moon and birthing, being associated with wild animals and woodland, She is often depicted running through  sacred woods with deer

WEST DUNDEE, Ill. (AP) -- A suburban Chicago woman is grateful her family is safe after a 200 pound deer leapt from an overpass, landing on their minivan as it traveled along an Illinois interstate.    Heidi Conner tells The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald ( ) that the doe came to rest in the middle of the West Dundee family's Chevy on Sunday. She and her four children were traveling about 70 mph on the Jane Addams Tollway.

Sunday’s  Waning Crescent Moon was significant for West Dundee as it was placed in a sharp sesquisquare to the Ascendant. The Ascendant [4sa37] was conjunct the star Kajam, omega (ω) Hercules. A Latin epithet for Hercules was saltator, “leaper” and was associated with dancers, acrobats and sports champions. The Su…

New Moon reveals incurable mental ailments linked to war

“In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers”. (Arthur) Neville Chamberlain   Speech at Kettering, 3  Jul.
The bloodstained floor of his father’s garage is a long way from the Iraq streets where Isaac Sims served two tours of duty in the U.S. Army’s famed 82nd Airborne Division, but it was there that the violence finally caught up with him.
Tortured by symptoms of PTSD, turned away by an overbooked Veterans Administration hospital—his mother says she pleaded with doctors to let him sleep on the hospital floor—Sims was shot by Kansas City police on Sunday after they answered a neighbor’s 911 call. Police say Sims was firing a gun from inside his parents’ home and was killed when he moved to the garage and leveled the weapon at the SWAT team.
Family members don’t believe that the 23-year-old veteran was a threat to police. “With his sniper training, if he was shooting at them he would’ve hit them,” his sister Shawnda Anderson told TIME. But e…

Mawlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī – An Astroprofile

When I am dead, seek not my tomb in the earth, but find it in the hearts of men
- Rumi

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, Mawlānā or Molānā (Persian: مولانا‎, meaning Our Master), Mawlawī or Molavi (Persian: مولوی‎, meaning My Master), and more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Iranians, Turks, Afghans, Tajiks, and other Central Asian Muslims as well as the Muslims of South Asia have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy in the past seven centuries. Rumi's importance is considered to transcend national and ethnic borders. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world's languages and transposed into various formats. He has been described as the "most popular poet in America"[ and the "best selling poet in the US".
It was his meeting with the dervish Shams-e Tabrizi on 15 November 1244 that completely changed his life. Fro…

End of the road for the “Ambassador” car

The maker of the Ambassador has halted production of the car, the choice of Indian officialdom, blaming weak demand and a lack of funds, and casting doubt on the future of a vehicle that has looked the same for nearly six decades. Hindustan Motors said it had suspended work at its Uttarpara plant, outside the eastern city of Kolkata, until further notice. Guardian, May 25

The news was announced by the Hindustan Motors’ management on Saturday, May 25, 2014. Exactly a year ago there was a lunar eclipse on May 25, 2013 so that transit Sun had returned to its own place, acting as a trigger for the eclipse.  
Often it’s the transit of a fast-moving planet over the eclipse degree that awakens the rabbit…. Eclipses bring matters to a turning point,  whether they’re matters of love, loss, financial changes – or conflict. [1]
The chart for the eclipse drawn for Kolkata is shown here. Since it is placed in angular houses [4 – 10] it is considered important for the place.

History in the stars : The US Gold Rush

A gold rush is a period of feverish migration of workers to an area that has had a dramatic discovery of gold deposits. Major gold rushes took place in the 19th century in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, South Africa, and the United States, while smaller gold rushes took place elsewhere. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, there were several major gold rushes. The first significant gold rush in the United States was in Cabarrus County, North Carolina (east of Charlotte), in 1799 at today's Reed's Gold Mine. The Reed Gold Mine is located in Midland, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and is the site of the first documented commercial gold find in the United States.

Solar Eclipses are very powerful New Moons that are known to herald significant new beginnings. Here we will examine  how the US gold rush of 1799 can be seen in the Total Solar Eclipse of October 28,1799 drawn for Midland, North Carolina. Notice that the eclipse [5sc20]  is significantly placed on the MC […

Iran earthquake and the Taurus eclipse

Residents in the United Arab Emirates have reported tremors across the country, after a 5.22 magnitude earthquake  struck Qeshm in Iran on Tuesday morning. The UAE’s National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology confirmed the Iran earthquake to local news site Emirates 24|7. It was also confirmed the epicenter was 60km east Qeshm in southern Iran. Al Arabiya News; Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Earthquakes are found to be associated with eclipses and important planetary conjunctions and oppositions. This becomes especially true if they fall 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 th…

The rise of right-wing politics in France

Paris, France (CNN), May 26 -- The headlines scream: "Political tsunami," "earthquake" and "big bang." European elections may have taken place in 28 different countries, but the results in just one of them proved the big story of the night. Who and what are we talking about? Marine Le Pen's Front National extreme-right party came top in France's European elections, with 25.41% of the vote. This is a historic achievement for the 46-year-old daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, the party's founder. Listening to French radio and television through the night, there was no doubt that France's whole political class and commentators had never thought such thing possible, at least not on that scale. Le Pen's triumph reveals the collapse of national trust in the traditional Right and Left parties which have governed France for three generations since the beginning of the FifthRepublic in 1958.
As readers are aware, we are curren…

Astrology of Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony

When Narendra Modi takes oath on Monday, he will be the first Indian prime minister perhaps whose inauguratioon will become a globally-watched event. The invite sent to the regional leaders is being seen as a show of strength for the new dispensation. In the presence of government heads and leaders of eight countries, Narendrabhai Damodardas Modi, 63, will be sworn in by President Pranab Mukherjee at a grand, open air ceremony, attended by about 4,000 guests, including foreign diplomats, in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential mansion, that will be watched throughout India and in international capitals.

Taking off from  previous posts [1] [2] we will look at the cosmic energies at work at the time of Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony [May 26, 2014; 6:00 pm; Delhi]. As always we must remember that  the cosmic energies whisper quietly in our ears. It is up to us to listen or reject what those energies would have us do.

Shown here is the horoscope for the time chosen fo…

Pope Francis in Bethlehem with a message of peace

When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”

Bethlehem, West Bank (CNN) -- Pope Francis extended an invitation Sunday [May 25] to the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to travel to the Vatican for a "peace initiative," as he called for a two-state solution to the intractable conflict. The pontiff's remarks came at the end of an outdoor Mass in Bethlehem's Manger Square on the second day of his three-day trip to the Middle East. "In this, the birthplace of the Prince of Peace, I wish to invite you, President Mahmoud Abbas, together with President Shimon Peres, to join me in heartfelt prayer to God for the gift of peace," Francis said.

Cardinal Ingress charts are one of the most important tools in mundane astrology. Shown here is the chart for the Aries ingress of the Sun at Bethlehem. Notice that it is significant for the place with the -Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square  on the angles. Jupiter [10cn46] at the MC is conjunct …

Remembering Kazi Nazrul Islam

Kazi Nazrul Islam  (25 May 1899 – 29 August 1976) was a Bengali polymath, poet, writer, musician and revolutionary. Popularly known as Nazrul, his poetry and music espoused Indo-Islamic renaissance and intense spiritual rebellion against fascism and oppression. Nazrul's impassioned activism for political and social justice earned him the title of the Rebel Poet . Accomplishing a large body of acclaimed works through his life, Nazrul is officially recognised as the national poet of Bangladesh and highly commemorated in India and the Muslim world.
Born into a Bengali Muslim Quazi (Kazi) family, Nazrul received religious education and worked as a muezzin at a local mosque. He learned of poetry, drama, and literature while working with theatrical groups. After serving in the British Indian Army, Nazrul established himself as a journalist in Calcutta. He assailed the British Raj in India and preached revolution through his poetic works, such as "Bidrohi" ("The Rebel"…

Stars signal the need to end bull fights in Spain

Madrid (CNN) -- Chalk one up for the first two bulls at Spain's top annual bullfighting festival. Between them, they gored or bashed three bullfighters, putting them out of action, and forcing authorities to suspend a bullfight at the San Isidro Festival in Madrid for the first time in 35 years, said a spokesman for Las Ventas bullring, who by custom is not identified. In front of a sold-out crowd of 24,000 at the historic bullring on Tuesday (May 20) -- and a national television audience -- the first bull, weighing just over half a ton (532 kilograms) gored the first bullfighter, David Mora, in the left leg. He had to leave to get medical treatment. But the tradition says the bull must die, so in stepped the second bullfighter, Antonio Nazare, who finished him off.

 A fifth exact Uranus-Pluto square, on April 22, 2014, at 13°34’ of Aries and Capricorn, was part of the  13° cardinal grand cross that included Mars in Libra and Jupiter in Cancer. Uranus-Pluto is about the need to end…

Drive-by shootings in Santa Barbara

A gunman has killed six people in drive-by shootings near the Californian city of Santa Barbara, US police say. The shootings took place late on Friday in Isla Vista near the University of California-Santa Barbara campus.The suspected gunman was found dead in his car with a bullet wound. It is unclear whether it was self-inflicted. Police say they were alerted to the shootings around 21:30 on Friday (04:30 GMT on Saturday). BBC May 24

As most readers are aware we have been in the midst of a powerful Grand Cross for  the last several weeks. The current New Moon solar eclipse caught the Grand Cross on the meridian at Santa Barbara. As Mars now begins to move forward  while still stationed on the MC, it is beginning to release the tension contained in the Cross. It is well known that the Mars-Pluto element of the Cross has a difficult side that is  frequently linked to   frustration, anger, sexual abuse, rape, suicide and murder so that this incident shouldn’t come as a surprise.

A char…

Forgiving the "beast"

Judge in California orders serial rapist's release A man who raped and assaulted at least 40 women has been ordered to live in a remote California community, despite objections from residents there. Christopher Evans Hubbart, who police believe may have had as many as 100 victims, will rent a small house in a rural area near the city of Palmdale. [1]

We start by looking at the chart of  current New Moon eclipse at Santa Clara. Notice the powerful placement of the ‘transformative’  Grand Cross on the meridian axis. Why transformative? Well, firstly because a key phrase for  Uranus-Pluto is ‘endings and new beginnings’ and secondly because eclipses are also about just that! The Mars-Pluto element of the Cross has a difficult side that is  frequently linked to   sexual abuse, rape, suicide and murder. But let us also fail to notice  that the dispositor for Mars in Libra on the MC is Venus  which is not only in the compassionate and forgiving sign Pisces but conjunct the asteroid Clemen…