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Victory Day: History in the stars

The 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade, is an upcoming parade that will take place in Red Square in Moscow on 9 May 2015 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the capitulation of Nazi Germany in 1945. The annual parade marks the Allied victory in the Second World War at the Western front. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin will also deliver his twelfth holiday address to the nation on this day. Being a landmark jubilee parade honoring the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in the European continent, this year's parade is also expected to be one of the biggest and largest to be held in Russian history. The final battles of the European Theatre of World War II as well as the German surrender to the Western Allies and the Soviet Union took place in May 1945. Victory Day or 9 May marks the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in the part of the Second World War known in the Soviet Union as the Great Patriotic War where the Soviet Union fought against Nazi G…

Baltimore riots

Protestors began rioting in Baltimore, the largest city in the American state of Maryland, starting April 27, 2015, in reaction to the April 19 death of Freddie Gray. Gray, a 25-year-old African-American resident of the city, died in police custody a week after being arrested. Apparently in good health at the time of his arrest, Gray later sustained injuries to his spine and larynx. The cause and circumstances of his injuries have not been officially determined. Gray fell into a coma on April 12, and despite multiple surgical attempts, he never regained consciousness and died a week later. Six police officers have been suspended pending an investigation. Peaceful protests were organized after his death, and apparently spontaneous protests started after the funeral service, although they eventually became marred with civil unrest and violence. As of April 28, at least twenty police officers have been injured, at least 250 people have been arrested, thousands of police and National Guar…

Executions near for Indonesian prisoners

(CILICAP, Indonesia) — Ambulances carrying coffins arrived Tuesday at a prison island and relatives paid final visits to their condemned loved ones in a sign that Indonesia will imminently execute eight foreigners and one Indonesian man, despite an international outcry and pleas for mercy.  Among the condemned are two Australians — Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31 — whose emotional families made what could be their last visit to Besi prison on Nusakambangan island, where the prisoners are scheduled to die. Sukumaran’s sister, Brintha, wailed in agony and had to be carried through a crowd of media waiting at the ferry port to the island. April 28

This news is best understood if we start with the chart for the recent Lunar Eclipse of April 4. Notice that at Cilicap the eclipse is placed in the 12th house associated with prisoners and condemned criminals. The eclipse Moon opposes Merc…

New York state to dim lights to save migrating birds

The state of New York is to turn off non-essential lights in state-run buildings to help birds navigate their migratory routes in spring and autumn. Migrating birds are believed to use stars to navigate but they can be disorientated by electric lights, causing them to crash into buildings. The phenomenon, known as "fatal light attraction", is estimated to kill up to one billion birds a year in the US. Millions of birds migrate through New York along the Atlantic Flyway route. Now those passing over the city by night will stand a better chance of making it further north. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that bright outdoor lights will be turned off between 23:00 and dawn during peak migration seasons in spring and autumn. April 28;

This news comes to us at the First Quarter Moon phase a chart for which is shown here. The Moon [5le] is conjunct M44 Cancri [7le] SW of Beehive Cluster, Praesepe. The following extract f…

Two brothers injured by bears in India

The Little Bear

Two persons were allegedly attacked by bears in the foothills of Poigai Malai in Aralvoimozhi on Thursday morning. S. Seelan (34) and his brother S. Jegan (32) were on a visit to their agricultural land along with their father Selvaraj when they noticed the bears in close proximity. Even as they tried to run to safety, Seelan sustained injuries in the attack by the bears and Jegan escaped with minor injuries. Their father escaped unhurt. April 17.

Shown here is the chart for the lunar eclipse of April 4 drawn for Aralvoimozhi. This powerful lunar eclipse aligned with the Uranus-Pluto square wrecked havoc in the form of an earthquake in Nepal and northern India. It is also significant here since it is placed in the angles.

Richard Tarnas associates Uranus-Pluto with “the unleashing of the elemental forces of nature in various senses”. These elemental forces of nature are not onl…

Lunar Eclipse and the Nepal Earthquake

Massive tremors that lasted between 30 seconds and nearly a couple of minutes were felt throughout North India after a huge 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. In Delhi and parts of the National Capital Region, people were seen running out of their houses after buildings shook for well over a minute. There are reports of tremors from Patna, Lucknow, Kolkata, Jaipur, Chandigarh and other cities. "Epicenter was 83 kilometres North West of Kathmandu, Nepal, measured 7.4 on Richter scale," said European Mediterranean Seismological Center.
Earthquakes are found to be associated with eclipses and with important planetary conjunctions and oppositions. An eclipse is always liable to cause seismic disturbances especially if it falls very close to the line of the horizon or of the meridian. The probability of earthquakes is much increased if at the time of eclipse, there is a close conjunction…

Star of US show 'takes own life'

Actor Sawyer Sweeten, known for his role in US sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, has taken his own life, according to a statement released by his manager. He was 19. “This morning a terrible family tragedy has occurred,” the family said in a statement, published on the Hollywood Reporter. “We are devastated to report that our beloved brother, son, and friend, Sawyer Sweeten, took his own life. He was weeks away from his 20th birthday. At this sensitive time, our family requests privacy and we beg of you to reach out to the ones you love.” April 24

A chart for the lunar eclipse of April 4 drawn for Brownwood, Texas is shown here. The eclipse luminaries are placed significantly on the horizon axis and part of the Uranus-Pluto square which among other things is associated with a breakdown. So what is the nature of the breakdown? The medical asteroid Askalaphus [14li] is conjunct the Moon [14li] and opposite the asteroid Psyche[14ar]. The combination Askalaphus-Psyche r…

Clinton Foundation Took Money For Russian Uranium Deal

An exhaustive report published Thursday in The New York Times links undisclosed contributions to the Clinton Foundation by investors linked to Russian uranium interests, potentially complicating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. According to the report, a deal spearheaded by leaders of the Canadian mining industry gave the Russian government control of one-fifth of the uranium production capacity in the US.  April 23

Hillary Diane Rodham was born on 26 October 1947 at 08:02 (= 08:02 AM ) at  Chicago, Illinois [1]. Her progressed solar return chart for April 23, 2015, the date of the news, is shown here. Notice a Grand Cross aligned with the angles. The elements of the Grand Cross are interpreted by Martha Wescott as below:
Hades-Kronos: the humiliation of leaders; secret activities of a leader or prominent person. Hades-Pluto-Kronos: to hear of criminal financial dealings in high places.

Battle of Gallipoli Centenary

Relatives of veterans who fought in Gallipoli - one of World War One's bloodiest campaigns - have met the Prince of Wales to mark its centenary. Prince Charles and Prince Harry met the relatives on HMS Bulwark, ahead of services on the Turkish peninsula. Leaders from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey - which all lost thousands of troops - will also attend memorials.
The Gallipoli Campaign, also known as the Dardanelles Campaign, the Battle of Gallipoli or the Battle of Çanakkale (Turkish: Çanakkale Savaşı) was a campaign of World War I that took place on the Gallipoli peninsula (Gelibolu in modern Turkey) in the Ottoman Empire between 25 April 1915 and 9 January 1916. The peninsula forms the northern bank of the Dardanelles, a strait that provided a sea route to the Russian Empire, one of the Allied powers during the war. Intending to secure it, Russia's allies Britain and France launched a naval attack followed by an amphibious landing on the peninsula, with the aim of capturi…

Cow 'starts eating sheep' on Nakuru farm

A farmer in Kenya says one of his cows has given up its usual vegetarian diet and started eating sheep. Charles Mamboleo, who runs a farm in south-western Nakuru County, discovered the cow feeding on a sheep one morning, having apparently gored it to death, the Daily Nation website reports. Fresh food and water couldn't tempt the cow, and another sheep met its end the following day, the report says. "After the first incident, we thought the cow was starving, so we increased the supply of fodder and water, but it still continued chasing after sheep," says Mr Mamboleo. While cows are herbivores, developing a taste for meat could be a sign of a nutrient deficiency, according to a local agricultural officer. "The dry season, which has just ended, has seen most animals lack minerals found in green grass," Albert Kabugi tells the site. April 23

The chart for the Waxing Crescent Moon of April 22 d…

Chilean volcano erupts for first time in 40 years

A volcano in Chile that has laid dormant for more than 40 years has suddenly erupted, causing a thick plume of ash to cloud the sky while thousands of people living in its shadow were forced to flee. Volcano Calbuco, in the country's south, is believed to be among the three most dangerous of Chile's 90 active volcanoes, but was not under any special observation before it suddenly sprung into life at around 6pm local time. An estimated 1,500 people were forced to flee the nearby town of Ensenada after the eruption, while several smaller townships were also cleared. April 23

An eclipse is always liable to cause volcanic eruptions and seismic disturbances especially where planets on the angles conjoin certain stars. A chart for the last solar eclipse at Calbuco is shown here. The Ascendant in Pisces is conjunct Mercury and Neptune while Saturn conjoins the MC.  Neptune [8pi] is conjunct kappa Pegasi [9pi] in the Flying Horse’s forefoot.
Poseidon (Roman nam…

Why Are Oil & Gas Workers Mysteriously Dying Across America?

In July of 2012, the mother of 21-year old Dustin Bergsing filed a wrongful-death suit in Yellowstone County District Court. Bergsing died on January 7 of that year — his first child was born just six weeks prior. The cause of death was hydrocarbon poisoning. More specifically, Bergsing died from inhaling fatal amounts of petroleum vapors after gauging a crude oil tank on a Marathon Oil site in Mandaree, North Dakota. April 22

So why are oil & gas workers mysteriously dying across America? A total solar eclipse like the one that took place on March 20 is so powerful that it can help us understand events like the one reported here. A chart for the eclipse at Washington, DC has Saturn on the MC square Neptune. This is a combination that refers, among other things, to the oil and gas (Neptune) industry (Saturn). In addition, Saturn [4sa] is conjunct sigma Serpentis [4sa] in the constella…

Mediterranean migrants crisis

Cetus – the Sea Monster

A Greek minister has said the "great powers" of Europe need to take more responsibility for the unfolding crisis in the Mediterranean Sea. Deputy Defence Minister Kostas Isichos told the BBC northern Europe must do more to rescue and shelter migrants. He said that Greece, Italy and Spain were working on a common position ahead of an emergency EU summit on Thursday. April 22, 2015

 Cardinal Ingresses of the Sun are important mundane events. Of these the Ingress of the Sun into Capricorn is considered by many to be the most important and has been elevated to the position of an Annual Chart. Shown here is sidereal Capricorn Ingress at Athens, Greece. On the Ascendant [15ta] of the chart is the star Menkar, alpha Cetus in the crushing jaws of the Sea-Monster. The news comes to us on the very day Mercury conjoins Mars at [16ta] on the Ascendant of the Ingress chart.  Diana Rosenberg links stars in this area to sh…

Why do we murder the beautiful friendships of boys?

An epidemic of loneliness is killing millions of American men. Here's why. On a cold February night a few weeks ago, Professor and researcher Niobe Way presented findings from her book Deep Secrets here in New York. (Her book is available on Amazon.) She was hosted by Partnership With Children, a groundbreaking organization doing powerful interventions with at risk children in the New York's Public Schools. Both Way and Partnership With Children's work have produced reams of hard statistical data proving that emotional support directly impacts every metric of academic performance. And, as it turns out, every other part of our lives as well. That night, as my wife Saliha and I made our way down the snow-blown streets towards Fifth Avenue, I was feeling the somber weight of the third month of dark Northeast winter, wondering how many days remained until Spring would come. "It's February. Don't kid yourself," the answer came back. My charming and lovely wife…

300 year old clock design stuns experts

Saturn as Father Time

A clock based on a design from 300 years ago has stunned experts by keeping accurate to a second for 100 days. The modern-day Martin Burgess Clock B is based on John Harrison's 18th century clock, which he thought up to solve the problem of determining longitude at sea. It has been part of a 100-day trial at the Royal Observatory, in Greenwich, to see if the claim - that the clock would neither lose nor gain more than a second in 100 days - was true. April 19;

The cardinal ingresses of the Sun are considered important in mundane astrology and can be usefully employed to predict events especially in the quarter that they rule. A chart for the Sun’s entry into sidereal Aries on April 15 drawn for Greenwich is shown here. Notice that the Uranus-Pluto-Saturn combination aspects the meridian. To understand this news we first need to combine the influence of Uranus-Pluto acting on Saturn.  About Uranus-Pluto Tarnas writes:
With Pluto acting on…

Epidemic depression as a wake up call to humanity

Depression has been described as a modern epidemic. An army of highly trained theoreticians have postulated all sorts of approaches and created a vast enterprise pushing pills to cure this disease of our modern, so-called 'civilized', society. This is not going to be a discussion of psychology and trite self-help materials from ignorant people whimsically pontificating from their ivory towers. Today, we're going to go down into the trenches to cut through all of the BS and investigate the incidence and role of depression from an existential, non-materialist perspective. In doing so, we might just discover the 'meaning of life'. How and why do relatively well-adjusted people with normal lives come to carry this monster inside of them, this feeling of a shattered soul that refuses to be cured with drugs or the latest counseling theories? I think the answer to that question is that the being of such people has, at some level of awareness, been forced to realize that th…

Why are so many volcanoes erupting?

Is the number of volcanic eruptions worldwide increasing? Yes. During the 20th century, there were a total of 3,542 volcanic eruptions globally. That works out to approximately 35 eruptions per year. That may sound like a lot, but according to Volcano Discovery there are 36 volcanoes erupting around the world right now. In other words, the number of volcanoes erupting as you read this article is greater than the 20th century's yearly average. And all of this is part of a larger trend. In 2013, we witnessed the most volcanic eruptions worldwide that we had ever seen in a single year, and 2015 is already threatening to be another one for the record books. All over the planet, volcanoes that have long been dormant are beginning to wake up, and this is greatly puzzling many scientists. April 16.
For anyone familiar with astrology, this news should come as no surprise.  Between June 2012 and March 2015, Uranus-Pluto squared each other 7 times. Pluto rules the force…

The rise and fall of the Russian oligarchy

Fifteen years after the then unknown Vladimir Putin took over the Russian presidency, analysts still puzzle over how he arrived in the position. Newly declassified documents from President Bill Clinton’s administration, released to bne IntelliNews, show how Putin's candidacy was a compromise after a fierce battle for power in Russia between pro-US oligarchs and pro-state conservatives. At stake was not just power in Russia, but the crucial question of Russia's relationship with the West. Russia's 'oligarchy' took power during Yeltsin’s re-election in 1996, when they used his reliance on funding from Russia's leading seven bankers to acquire the cream of the country's resource-producing assets. April 14;

Shown here is the chart for the current lunar eclipse of April 4 at Moscow. The Ascendant  conjoins the Sextant; the Vela X-1 Neutron Star and the Vela Pulsar of Argo Navis; Thuban of Draco; and …