Wednesday, 30 July 2014

World’s first malaria vaccine discovered



Musca Australis

the Southern Fly


The world’s first malaria vaccine may just be a year away, after a thorough trial of a new drug showed promising results. PLOS Medicine on Tuesday published a study, in which researchers found that for every 1,000 children who received the vaccine, 800 cases of illness could be prevented. The children also retained protection 18 months after being injected. Now, pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has applied the drug for regulatory approval — the first time a malaria vaccine has reached this stage.

“This is a milestone,” Sanjeev Krishna, professor of molecular parasitology and medicine at St. George’s, University of London, who reviewed the paper for the journal, told the BBC. “The landscape of malaria-vaccine development is littered with carcasses, with vaccines dying left, right and center. We need to keep a watchful eye for adverse events, but everything appears on track for the vaccine to be approved as early as next year.” TIME





 Among the techniques in mundane astrology, cardinal ingresses of  the Sun have a traditional reputation as  very important events.   Of these, the Capricorn Ingress is considered the most important and is often looked upon as the “annual chart” for a place. The angles of the ingress progressed on a daily basis can indicate events when they touch important planets or planetary configurations in the ingress chart. Shown here is the sidereal Capricorn Ingress of the Sun at  London  progressed to July 29, the date of the news item above. Notice the  Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto-Mars Grand Cross straddling the meridian axis.. With Jupiter [14cn] is the asteroid Child [13cn]. A relevant key phrase would be:

Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto-Child: Fortunate scientific or technological breakthrough in matters connected with children.

Uranus [8ar57] is conjunct the stars mu Cephei, [9ar54]  in the King’s head, Algenib, gamma Pegasi, [9ar21] in the Flying Horse’s wing and 12 Andromedae, [9ar15] near chained  right hand of the Princess. Readers who are familiar with the story of “The Royal Family” [1] will recognize Andromeda as  King Cepheus’ child condemned to be devoured by the Sea-Monster (a metaphor for all manner of calamities).  The wing of the Flying Horse is a symbol of freedom from some earthly limitation. About these stars Diana Rosenberg writes [2]:

“This is a place of fires! Fires of illumination and fires of destruction….Here brilliant King Cepheus and high-flying Pegasus inspire extraordinary achievements that carry humankind into new knowledge and realizations.”


Also notice that  at Saturn [21sc34] forms a sesquisquare aspect to Uranus [8ar57] and conjoins beta Muscae, [20sc22] – a star in the constellation Musca, the Southern Fly. The following extract from Ann Wright [3] tells us why this constellation is linked to the ‘mosquito’ and, therefore, in our context to ‘malaria’

The word musca comes from the Indo-European root *mu- 'Gnat, fly, to buzz'. Derivatives: midge (from Old English mycg, midge, from Germanic *mugjo). Suffixed extended form *mus-ka-; mosquito (family Culicidae) Musca, muscid, muscarine.

This constellation should also represent the mosquito, a Spanish word, diminutive of mosca, 'fly', from Latin musca. Mosquitos are of the family Culicidae, the Latin word for mosquito (also called gnats) was culex:

“The gnat (culex) is named from 'sting' (aculeus) because it sucks blood, for it has a tube in its mouth, like a needle, with which it pierces the flesh so that it may drink the blood" [The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville, 6th century A.D., p.270.]

The final point to note is the position of Neptune [3pi39] which forms hard aspects to two  legs of the Grand Cross. It is conjunct the stars of Gula, the ancient Mother-Physician and the Indian lunar mansion, ‘Satabhisaj’ literally referring to difficult-to-cure diseases that require a Hundred Physicians. For this area, Diana Rosenberg notes, “major technological and scientific breakthroughs” [4].

[2] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.1, p. 68-75)
[4] Secrets of the Ancient Skies; Diana K. Rosenberg (v.2, p. 690-92)

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