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Ancient Siberian brain surgery techniques revealed

Russian neurosurgeons alongside anthropologists and archaeologists have carried out pioneering tests to better understand how incredible operations on skulls were conducted more than 2,000 years ago. Experts at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography united with prominent Russian neurosurgeons for a series of tests that revealed the exceptional skillfulness of ancient doctors, equipped only with primitive tools, The Siberian Times reported on Thursday (Jan.29). The research followed last year’s discovery in the Altai Mountains of three ancient sets of remains, which are about 2,300 to 2,500 years old and are believed to belong to members of the Pazyryk nomadic tribe. The skulls of two men and a woman had holes in them, so scientists suggested that they were examples of trepanation, the oldest form of neurosurgery. http://rt.com/news/228191-ancient-siberia-brain-surgery/

The Institute of Archeology and Ethnography is located in Novosibirsk, Russia. This news is best understood if …

Migrants besiege Fortress Calais

Thousands of people are living in makeshift camps in Calais hoping that one day they will make it to the UK. Many once had good jobs - but fleeing from war and persecution most now have no money, and little dignity, in a town that is fed up with them. BBC; Jan.31  http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31008193






This news story is best understood if we start with the chart for the solar eclipse of Oct. 23, 2014 drawn for Calais, France.  The eclipse [0sc25]  was placed in the 4th house square the horizon axis and conjunct the star Miaplacidus. Beta (β) Carina, Miaplacidus, is a star in the Keel of the great Ship Argo Navis [1]. By association a Ship refers to migration or migrants as Nick Fiorenza confirms more specifically for this star.
Miaplacidus is the second most important star of the Argo, after Canopus. "Mia" is of greater universal flowing waters of Source and "Placidus" is of grid-navigational-mapping. Miaplacidus involves the navigational mapping of cosmic evolu…

Blaze devastates Russian academic library

Phoenix Burning


One of Russia's largest academic libraries, which contains millions of unique historical documents, has gone up in flames in Moscow. A part of the building’s roof collapsed before dozens of fire fighters managed to contain the blaze. The fire erupted at around 10 p.m. local time (7 p.m. GMT) on the third floor of the Academic Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences (INION) in Moscow. According to the Ministry of Emergencies, some 2,000 square meters were engulfed in flames, forcing the roof to cave in. Jan 31; http://rt.com/news/228075-moscow-fire-unique-library/




The current chart for Russia is set for December 25, 1991, at 5:19:40 pm GMT or (other source) 5:25 pm GMT (flag up), in Moscow [1]. The directed Solar Arc Ascendant [14vi35] is exactly conjunct Jupiter [14vi35]. Both these are conjunct the star Mizar [16vi].
Zeta (ζ) Ursa Major, Mizar, is a double star, possibly binary, brilliant white and pale emerald on the Tail of the Great Bear. It has a …

Poroshenko may be overthrown in February

Arseniy Yatsenyuk already gave orders to conduct an information campaign against the Ukrainian president. Arsen Avakov is collecting compromising information on Poroshenko. A Ridus Exclusive. Chairman of Novorossia Parliament Oleg Tsarev gave an exclusive interview to Ridus. He said why the Kiev US embassy puppetmasters, together with Turchinov, Yatsenyuk, and the odious oligarch Kolomoysky who is always chasing dollars, want to see Poroshenko overthrown with every fiber of their beings. http://bit.ly/1CJNLv3








"Petro Poroshenko was sworn as Ukraine's President on 7 June 2014 at10:19:38 LMT (07:19:38 GMT) and sealed the oath with his signature at 10:20:42 LMT”. [1]. This data from Skyscript can become the basis for the horoscope of the new Ukranian government in Kiev.
With Saturn entering 1 degree Sagittarius, in early January, it formed a quindecile aspect with the radix Sun [16ge]. Noel Tyl [2] explains the quindecile aspect thus “165 is an aspect of unrelenting motivation, ob…

China brings Buddhism back from the cold

Could China be bringing Tibetan Buddhism in from the cold? There are new signs that while a crackdown on Tibetan nationalism continues, the atheist state may be softening its position towards the religion - and even the Dalai Lama. That a former senior Communist Party official would invite the BBC into his home might, to most foreign journalists in China, seem an unlikely prospect. Especially if that official was rumoured to have close links to the Chinese leadership and to have worked closely with the country's security services. BBC http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30983402








The People's Republic of China was formally established on October 1, 1949, 3:01:36 pm CCT, Beijing, China. This data is the basis for China’s mundane horoscope [1]. Among the most important progressions are always those of the Sun, Moon and the angles. Here we find that the progressed solar arc Ascendant [7ar]  and Moon [8ar] have reached the opposition to the Sun [8li] and the TNP Poseidon [9li] linked w…

Two Eagles balloon crew sets record

Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean have made history by surpassing an official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon. The Two Eagles pilots, Troy Bradley of Albuquerque and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia, flew more than 5,260 miles (8,465 kilometres) to put themselves in contention for the record.It still needs to be ratified by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale, a process than can take weeks. The rules of international aviation require the current record of 5,209 miles (8,383 kilometres) to be exceeded by at least 1% to establish a record. Bradley and Tiukhtyaev set out to best both distance and duration records with their flight from Saga, Japan, which began shortly before 6.30am on Sunday (Jan.25), Japan time. The Guardian; http://bit.ly/1A4TyMq






To understand the astrology behind this event we   look at the chart for the New Moon of Jan. 20 drawn for Saga, Japan. The New Moon was placed in the 5th house linked to adventure sports [1]. It was conjunct …

Symbolic meaning behind removal of US dams

This spring, for the first time in more than two centuries, American shad, striped bass, and river herring may spawn in WhiteClayCreek, a tributary of the Delaware River in northern Delaware. Early one morning last month, a five-person crew waded into the frigid creek and pulled down most of a timber-and-stone dam that had blocked the river's flow since the early years of the Revolutionary War.
The WhiteClayCreek dam was the first ever removed in the state of Delaware, but it was far from the only one removed in the United States last year. On Tuesday, the conservation group American Rivers announced that 72 dams were torn down or blown up in 2014, restoring some 730 miles of waterways from California to Pennsylvania. http://bit.ly/1ErSXWC

To the magus, there exists no accidental happening…everything is established solidly by that law which the wise man discerns in happenings that appear accidental to the profane. The curve observed in the flight of birds, the barking of a dog, the …

Ukraine's Government Is Losing Its War

On January 27th, Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense headlined “Militants Continue to Suffer Losses,” and reported that four helicopters, and other weapons of the “militants,” were destroyed in battle, but no evidence was given to support the assertion. Just two days prior, the (also pro-Government) Kiev Post had, in fact, bannered “Ukraine Hides Devastating Losses as Russia-Backed Fighters Surge Forward,” and reported “Ukraine’s worst-kept secret — that the Ukrainian army is drastically understating its casualties.” http://bit.ly/1ErbbHG
In this post we will  see how both  (a) the Ukraine chart  and (b) the Ukraine and US Sibly Davison Relationship (DRC)  carry an ominous warning. We first look at the current asteroid and TNP solar arc to radix Sun in the Ukraine chart. All delineations are from Martha Wescott Lang.


DYNAMIC REPORT
Ukraine - Natal Chart  24 Aug 1991, 14:31, +0:00 KievUkraine, 50°N26', 030°E31'  Geocentric Tropical Zodiac  Koch Houses,  True Node
Selection: SA_asteroids
Kro (…

Israel expels veterans who refused to spy in Palestinian territories

Israel's top military electronic surveillance unit expelled dozens of veterans on Monday for refusing to spy on Palestinians living under occupation, Army Radio said. The commander of Unit 8200, named as Brigadier-General "A", barred the 43 reserve soldiers who wrote to prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and top army chiefs in September, saying they could no longer serve in the unit, the radio said. Coming a few weeks after Israel's 50-day war against Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip, the letter was seen as an unprecedented rebuke of Netanyahu's security policies but the military dismissed it as a publicity stunt by a small fringe. The Guardian; Jan. 27; http://bit.ly/18udE79





The January 20, 2015 New Moon occured just as Mercury stationed to begin its retrograde. Stars setting the theme for this lunar cycle include Anser of the Vulpecula the fox; Alpha and Beta Sagitta, the missile of Zeus; and Altair, Eye of the Eagle. The Eagle combines with Sagitta, the miss…

World's Longest Snake Has Virgin Birth

Virgin birth has been documented in the world's longest snake for the first time, a recent study says. An 11-year-old reticulated python named Thelma produced six female offspring in June 2012 at the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky, where she lives with another female python, Louise. No male had ever slithered anywhere near the 200-pound (91-kilogram), 20-foot-long (6 meters) mother snake.
New DNA evidence, published in July in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, revealed that Thelma is the sole parent, said Bill McMahan, the zoo's curator of ectotherms, or cold-blooded animals. National Geographic; Oct. 23, 2014; http://bit.ly/1y3LUwb





The eclipse luminaries fall on the Venus-Uranus axis. Here Venus, the ruler of the eighth house, is opposite Uranus, the ruler of the fifth. The eighth house is commonly referred to as the house of sex [1] while the fifth house is linked to procreation and children [2]. This highlights the issue mentioned in the news – sex for procreation. B…

Zakharchenko: Retaining one’s humanity in war

International observers report of growing panic in Kiev in connection with the successful counteroffensive of the separatists near Donbass. Over a week of fighting the partisans have delivered a heavy blow to the Ukrainian forces. The group of Ukrainian fighters in Donbas suffered huge losses, the soldiers are demoralized, the officers are confused and unable to control the situation. Ukrainian military leadership is seriously concerned of a new encirclement near Debaltsevo, as well as in other areas. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40816.htm






Shown here is the chart for the Full Moon lunar eclipse of April 15, 2014 drawn for Debaltsevo. Notice that the eclipse luminaries are anchored to the powerful Grand Cross and square the horizon axis. This makes the eclipse significant for Debaltsevo as also for other places like Donetsk that are close by in longitude. The Ascendant is conjunct the star Castor, alpha Gemini of the Twins who are inseparable and yet are often shown f…

Snowstorm shuts down New York

The Great Storm Bird and the Sun God


New York City, Boston and other areas in the north-eastern US have shut down, with forecasters warning residents to expect "crippling" amounts of snow. Winter Storm Juno could dump up to 60cm (25in) of snow near New York City, and in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Driving bans for all but emergency vehicles are in place in New York and Boston, with subway systems suspended. Jan.27; http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30996010


Regular readers would by now be familiar with the use of ingress and eclipse charts  on this blogsite. Mundane astrology recognizes the importance of  ingress and eclipse charts.  H.S. Green, is  among the several early 20th century astrologers who also advocated progressing these charts on a daily basis to mark out days when important events  occurred were expected to occur when planets reached a conjunction or aspect to the progressed angles.







We start here with the Full Moon eclipse…

Greek election: Anti-austerity Syriza battles New Democracy

Greeks are voting in a general election which could result in Greece trying to renegotiate the terms of its bailout with international lenders. The leader of the left-wing Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, has pledged to write off Greece's huge debt and revoke austerity measures. However, the current conservative prime minister, Antonis Samaras, says the austerity measures are working. He has urged voters not to take Greece to the brink of catastrophe. Greece has endured tough budget cuts in return for its bailout, negotiated with the European Union, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Central Bank (ECB). BBC; Jan. 25 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30971612





To understand what is really at stake in this Greek election, I would like to go back to the chart for the current sidereal Cancer Ingress of July 17, 2014 and its progression to Jan.25.  Notice that the Sun is placed in the 8th house which is linked to “national debt and financial relations with foreign countries” …

Pro-Russian rebels attack key port

KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Russian rebels launched an offensive against the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine on Saturday, prompting the European Union's foreign policy chief to warn of a further "grave deterioration" in EU-Russian relations. Mariupol's city administration said the rebels had killed at least 30 people and injured 83 others by firing rockets from long-range GRAD missile systems. The city of 500,000, on the Sea of Azov, is vital for eastern Ukraine's steel and grain exports and straddles the coastal route from the Russian border to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula in southern Ukraine seized by Russia last March. Jan.24 http://yhoo.it/18eeiW8




Ukraine’s mundane horoscope is based on the proclamation of independence from the USSR. The data given by Nick Campion in his "The Book of World Horoscopes," (Second Edition, 1996), p. 372 is Aug. 24, 1991; 05.31.00 PM BGT (-03); Kiev, Ukraine. Shown here is the current precessed solar return char…

Astrology of the Oscar Awards 2015

The 87th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), is scheduled to take place on February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.  The Nominees for the best picture are as under:
"American Sniper" (Clint Eastwood) "Boyhood" (Richard Linklater) "Birdman" (Alejandro González Iñárritu) "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (Wes Anderson) "The Imitation Game" (Morten Tyldum) "Selma" (Ava DuVernay) "The Theory of Everything" (James Marsh) "Whiplash" (Damien Chazelle)
I think the three movies listed below could share honours.
American Sniper U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) takes his sole mission -- protect his comrades -- to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents.
Selma Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegrega…