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Star Trek's Mr Spock dies

Argo Navis – Jason’s celestial ship

US actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in the cult sci-fi series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles, his family has said. His son, Adam, said he died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Friday morning in Bel-Air, California. Nimoy had a long career as both an actor and director. However he was best known for his portrayal of the half-human, half-Vulcan character in both the TV franchise and series of films. Last year, the actor revealed he was suffering chronic lung disease COPD, despite stopping smoking 30 years ago. BBC

Leonard Nimoy’s horoscope [1] is available at Astro DataBank. He was born at the last waning Uranus-Pluto square.  When the two planets went through a conjunction at [16vi] during 1965-67,  close to stars in the sail of the Celestial Ship Argo Navis,  he  became famous as the pointed-eared alien Spock in "Star Trek." And as if prov…

Assassination of Boris Nemtsov

A leading Russian opposition politician, former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, has been shot dead in Moscow, Russian officials say. An unidentified attacker in a car shot Mr Nemtsov four times in the back as he crossed a bridge in view of the Kremlin, police say. He died hours after appealing for support for a march on Sunday in Moscow against the war in Ukraine. Feb.27 BBC

Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov ( 9 October 1959 – 27 February 2015) was a Russian statesman and liberal politician. He was a successful politician during the 1990s under President Boris Yeltsin, and since 2000 he was an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin. Yeltsin and his team is considered by many to be part of an American plot to loot and destabilize Russia after the break up of the USSR. If  Nemtsov wasn’t assassinated by the CIA in order to blame Putin, most likely he was killed by Russian nationalists who saw him as Washington’s agent [1].

The cardinal ingresses of th…

South African snatched baby found after 17 years

Aquila kidnapping Antinous

A South African woman has appeared in court over the kidnapping of a baby in a Cape Town hospital 17 years ago. The girl's biological parents, Celeste and Morne Nurse, were reunited with her after she was enrolled in the same school as her sister.  After seeing the pair's likeness, the biological family invited the girl for coffee and then contacted police. DNA tests have confirmed the identity of the girl, who has been placed in the care of social workers. Mr Nurse said his daughter was receiving extensive counselling. His wife said it was "like a dream" to see her daughter again.  "When she met Cassidy [her sister], there was just an incredible connection and it started from there," she told CapeTalk radio. BBC; Feb.27

To understand this new we will start with the chart for the Lunar Eclipse of Oct.8, 2014 at Cape Town. Notice that it is not only significantly placed on the meridian axis bu…

FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For 'Open Internet'

The Federal Communications Commission approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote at its Thursday meeting, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the policy will ensure "that no one — whether government or corporate — should control free open access to the Internet." The Open Internet Order helps to decide an essential question about how the Internet works, requiring service providers to be a neutral gateway instead of handling different types of Internet traffic in different ways — and at different costs.

Shown here is the chart for the February 25, First Quarter Moon at Washington, DC where the Federal Communications Commission has its headquarters. The Sun is conjunct stars in the Urn of the humanitarian Water Bearer. The refreshing water flowing from the Urn is a symbol a commodity available for all who “thirst”. The Moon is conjunct stars of action oriented Taurus. The following passage from Nick Fiorenza [1] summarizes the challenge of th…

Kerry seeks budget to counteract RT

Citing RT’s influence, Secretary of State John Kerry asked US lawmakers for more money for propaganda and “democracy promotion” programs around the world. “Russia Today (sic) can be heard in English, do we have an equivalent that can be heard in Russian? It’s a pretty expensive proposition. They are spending huge amounts of money,” Kerry told the House Appropriations Subcommittee, apparently forgetting that Voice of America had been broadcasting in Russian since 1947. Feb. 26;

This news is best understood if we start with the current directions in the US Sibly [1]. The solar arc Sun [9pi] is square Uranus [9ge] in the seventh house which in mundane national charts deals with enemies. This is especially relevant in our context since Uranus is in Gemini – the sign associated with news or news channels so that the enemy so to speak is a foreign news channel!
A solar arc direction is like the “hour hand” of the clock. So what is activating t…

The girl who gets gifts from birds

Lots of people love the birds in their garden, but it's rare for that affection to be reciprocated. One young girl in Seattle is luckier than most. She feeds the crows in her garden - and they bring her gifts in return. Eight-year-old Gabi Mann sets a bead storage container on the dining room table, and clicks the lid open. This is her most precious collection. "You may take a few close looks," she says, "but don't touch." It's a warning she's most likely practised on her younger brother. She laughs after saying it though. She is happy for the audience. Feb.25

We will use this story to  illustrate how the essence of the April 2014 lunar eclipse is brought out  through the kindness of a little girl. The eclipse along with a powerful Grand Cross was placed significantly on the meridian axis at Seattle.
The eclipse Moon [25li]  was conjunct the stars Spica, [24li] alpha Virgo, the Virgin and Arcturus, [24li] alp…

Dutch town faces rogue owl attacks at Hyades Moon


Residents in the northern Dutch town of Purmerend have been advised to take umbrellas out at night after a spate of attacks by an owl. Dozens of residents have suffered head injuries over the past three weeks at the claws of the rogue European eagle owl. Two runners were attacked on Tuesday, with one requiring stitches for five separate head wounds. Feb.25;

This news comes at the First Quarter Moon, a chart for which is shown here. Notice the very significant placement of the Moon on the MC as part of a T-square with the Sun-Neptune conjunction on the descendant and Saturn on the IC. The Moon [6ge] was conjunct the stars of Hyades in the constellation of Taurus.
Taurus, the Bull,  is a very ancient figure dating from the Magdalenian epoch (ca.19,000 to 10,000 BCE) or even earlier: the Lascaux cave paintings of southeastern France include a bull (actually, an aurochs, now extinct) with the tilted “V” shaped Hyades cluster in his muzzle.…

Mystery craters appear in Siberia

Respected Moscow scientist Professor Vasily Bogoyavlensky has called for 'urgent' investigation of the new phenomenon amid safety fears. Until now, only three large craters were known about in northern Russia with several scientific sources speculating last year that heating from above the surface due to unusually warm climatic conditions, and from below, due to geological fault lines, led to a huge release of gas hydrates, so causing the formation of these craters in Arctic regions.
Two of the newly-discovered large craters - also known as funnels to scientists - have turned into lakes, revealed Professor Bogoyavlensky, deputy director of the Moscow-based Oil and Gas Research Institute, part of the RussianAcademy of Sciences. Feb. 23

Shown here is the chart for the First Quarter Moon  of Feb.25 at Bovanenkovo close to the place where the craters appeared. Notice the Uranus-Pluto square placed significantly on the angles with both forming hard aspect to th…

Warning over toxic fumes in plane cabins

Toxic fumes in cabin air pose a health risk to frequent fliers and aircrew, a coroner has said in a landmark report. Stanhope Payne, the senior coroner for Dorset, said people regularly exposed to fumes circulating in planes faced “consequential damage to their health”. Mr Payne, who is inquiring into the death of Richard Westgate, a British Airways pilot, called on BA and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to take “urgent action to prevent future deaths”. Most airline passengers, who fly only occasionally, will not be affected by the problem, but some frequent travellers who are genetically susceptible to the toxins could fall ill. Feb.21;

To understand this news we will start with the chart for the Lunar Eclipse of October 8, 2014 drawn for London. The eclipse Moon [15ar] was conjunct the star Dirrah, delta Pegasus [14ar31]  in the constellation of the Flying Horse – a beautiful symbol for a modern aircraft. Notice that the eclipse highlights a prominent Grand C…

Debt Fraud: Greece actually owes nothing!

Feb. 18, 2015 (EIRNS)—What Americans need to know about Greece and “its debt,” is that the new Greek government is asking the European Union to shut down a huge Wall Street-London bank swindle and make economic growth possible again in Europe. If that doesn’t happen, the worsening bankruptcy of the whole trans-Atlantic banking system will continue to generate desperate confrontations with major powers Russia and China, with the threat of world war.
The Greek debt swindle was classic. In 2009 Greece’s debt was $300 billion. It then “got” two huge bailouts in 2010 and 2012, of about $140 billion each. Less than 10% of that $275 billion stayed in Greece and was spent by the Greek government; more than 90% went directly and immediately to Deutschebank, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, and their fellow sharks, with small amounts crumbling to the hedge funds swimming alongside. Former Greek Economics Minister Louka Katseli has given documentation that the Greek government actually got to spend or inves…

Congestion at America's busiest ports about to be eased

A group of shipping companies and a powerful dockworkers union reached a tentative labor deal late on Friday (Fe. 20) after nine months of negotiations, settling a dispute that disrupted the flow of cargo through 29 U.S. West Coast ports and snarled trans-Pacific maritime trade with Asia.  The agreement, confirmed in a joint statement by the two sides, was reached three days after U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez arrived in San Francisco to broker a deal with the help of a federal mediator who had joined the talks six weeks earlier.

This news is best understood if we start with the October 23, 2014 solar eclipse. Shown here is the eclipse chart drawn for San Francisco. Notice that the eclipse is not only placed in the 9th house that is linked with shipping [1] but also conjunct the star Mia Placidus, the beta star of the celestial ship Argo Navis. Three other entities define the eclipse. It is conjunct the asteroid Pallas, quincunx TNP Admetus and square the a…

Homeless Britons turn to the Sikh community for food

Homeless people in the UK are getting free meals thanks to a centuries-old Sikh tradition. Why, asks Rajeev Gupta. "We come here because we get food... A hot meal. It's a luxury for me." John Davidson is 55 and homeless. He is one of 250 people who have just received a hand-out of hot soup, drinks, chocolate bars and other supplies from the Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team van parked up on the Strand in central London on a cold Sunday evening. The Swat team, as they're known, park at the same spot every week so a group of volunteers from the Sikh community can hand out vital supplies. Homeless people, who overwhelmingly are not Sikh, patiently wait in line to be served. Feb.22;

To understand this news we go back to the April 15, 2014 lunar eclipse which occurred in the lunar cycle of March 30, 2014 New Moon on the 25 Aries-Libra axis. Presented below is a summary of Nick Fiorenza’s [1] account on the lunar cycle.

Embracing Stone Age Couple Found in Greek Cave

Venus and Mars

Strange and surprising findings have been reported from ongoing excavations at AlepotrypaCave, a site in the Peloponnesus that one archaeologist called "a Neolithic Pompeii," the Greek Ministry of Culture, Education, and Religious Affairs announced. The most striking discovery was a burial from roughly 5,800 years ago containing two well-preserved adult human skeletons, one male and one female, with arms and legs interlocked in an embrace. National Geographic; Feb.20.

Shown here is chart for the current New Moon at the AlepotrypaCave, Mani, Greece. The New Moon [0pi] is conjunct Neptune [6pi] and square Saturn [4sa] on the Ascendant making it significant for the place.  The New Moon and Neptune are conjunct stars of the Chinese Wei which presided over tombs and graves [1].
The fourth house is linked to the beginning and end of life so by association it has been referred to as “the womb and the tomb”. The presence of a Venus-Mars conjunction …

Ancient Shrines Used for Predicting the Future Discovered

Apollo and the Raven

Three shrines, dating back about 3,300 years, have been discovered within a hilltop fortress at Gegharot, in Armenia.  Local rulers at the time likely used the shrines for divination, a practice aimed at predicting the future, the archaeologists involved in the discovery say. Each of the three shrines consists of a single room holding a clay basin filled with ash and ceramic vessels. A wide variety of artifacts were discovered including clay idols with horns, stamp seals, censers used to burn substances and a vast amount of animal bones with markings on them. During divination practices, the rulers and diviners may have burnt some form of substances and drank wine, allowing them to experience "altered" states of mind, the archaeologists say.
"The logic of divination presumes that variable pathways articulate the past, present and future, opening the possibility that the link between a current situation and an eventual outcome might be altered," …

CIA’s Nuke Sting Prompts Review of Iran Nuclear Program

Evidence emerging from a CIA leak case could change the outcome of United Nations’ assessments of Iran’s nuclear program, Bloomberg reported Friday (Feb.20). The revelations emerged from the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA agent convicted of leaking details of a 2000 plot wherein the agency fed faulty blueprints for nuclear weapons to Iran in an effort to derail any weapons development efforts. The International Atomic Energy Agency is the UN agency tasked with determining whether or not Iran has been pursuing a weapons program, and a judgement that they had not been could mean the lifting of sanctions against Iran. This new information will likely mean a reassessment of their intelligence reports if evidence for Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons rested on planted blueprints supplied by the CIA, two diplomats told Bloomberg on condition of anonymity.

The Capricorn Ingress chart is considered the “master” chart for the year…

Neptune New Moon awakens past life memories

CINCINNATI, OH – Do you believe in past lives? An Ohio boy’s family says they didn’t until the child started sharing specific details. He spoke about living another life, in a different city,  as a woman who suffered a horrific death.  Feb.16

This news can be understood if we look at the chart for the current New Moon at Cincinnati. The New Moon is placed significantly on the descendant. Here the Sun which is the ruler of the twelfth house is conjunct Neptune. The Twelfth house and its ruler have a strong connection to past life memories [1]. Neptune itself is associated with the spirit world so that the combination of Sun and Neptune speaks of  the capacity to get in touch with residual past life memories. In addition the Sun is trine the TNP Hades (past or past lives) and semi-sextile the asteroid Memoria (memories). The TNP Zeus (fires) makes hard aspects to the MC, IC  and the New Moon. On the IC are the asteroids Lacrimosa (death) and Child (young person) opp…

Villa Owned by Ben-Hur's Rival Identified

Archaeologists investigating the Tuscan island of Elba have identified the remains of the villa belonging to the real-life individual that inspired one of the principal characters in the epic tale of Ben-Hur. Overlooking Portoferraio’s bay, the once magnificent 1st-century B.C. estate, known as Villa Le Grotte (the Caves) because of the shape of its vaulted facades facing the sea, has long been believed to have been owned by Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, portrayed racing his rival Ben-Hur in the Hollywood blockbuster starring Charlton Heston as Ben Hur. Feb.13;

A chart drawn for the New Moon of Feb.19  at Portoferraio fleshes out the details of this news item. The New Moon [0pi] is conjunct Neptune [7pi] on the cusp of the 4th house and trine the TNPs Hades [3cn] and Kronos [8cn]. The 4th house, in general,  is linked to land, houses or buildings [1]. More specifically Neptune[7pi]  and IC [3pi] are part of  the Chinese asterism Kia-Ou meaning The Masonry of …

Saturn-Neptune and the call for compassion

Sometimes when I read about the suffering of others, especially the suffering of children, my stomach turns ever so slightly. Emotions begin to creep in -- sadness, discomfort, guilt, frustration, fear. My heart palpitates and my mind wanders. So, I take a deep breath and try to focus on the people right in front of me. I try to live in a state of positivity. I believe that in my lifetime, I have extended much love and support to others. I believe I have demonstrated through small actions my dedication to being there for others. I have advocated, donated, volunteered and simply showed up for friends and loved ones when it counted most. But, I have done all of this without sacrificing much of anything. I have done all of this while sitting at my laptop in my safe and comfortable single family home. And I wonder... how is this enough? Am I a fraud? Does my desire to be compassionate to others actually match my willingness and ability to make a difference? Is it even worth my time and en…