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Trump is about to hammer the Federal Reserve

Back in October of 2015 I wrote a post titled De-Fang the Federal Reserve – The Conspiracy on How the Fed is Being Integrated into the Multilateral Framework. It served as a summary of how the Fed acted as the global central bank almost from its inception in 1913 and how this would change in the lead up to a multilateral monetary framework.
The most obvious point is a changing role for the Federal Reserve.  In a multilateral world it will no longer be required to serve the function as an international central bank providing access to a reserve asset. The Fed will be transformed to focus on domestic concerns while the international mandates begin to transition to an institution like the International Monetary Fund and the SDR asset.
In the 2015 post on the Fed I referenced something called the Centennial Monetary Commission which was tasked with defining changes to the Federal Reserve’s roles and responsibilities.  This study has now been completed and the recommendations are being made.…

Saturn-Neptune & Trump’s Immigration Order

President Trump signed on Friday (Jan.27) an executive order that severely restricts immigration from seven Muslim countries, suspends all refugee admission for 120 days, and bars all Syrian refugees indefinitely. The order has been widely criticized and praised—but it led to massive protests at several airports across the country where people with valid documentation were detained. Legal challenges against those detentions were successful. The administration’s response Sunday only made the situation more unclear.

In this post we attempt to look at the US Sibly solar return chart to understand the reason behind Trump’s order on immigration. Notice that the current Sibly solar return has a Saturn-Neptune square straddling the horizon axis implying that the meaning of the square is going to be significant for the US in 2016-17. The following extract from Astrobarry describes the dynamics of the squ…

Growing up a prisoner in a cult

Katy Morgan-Davies spent the first 30 years of her life imprisoned by a cult in south London. The sect was run by her father. He never let her go to school or speak to other children and forbade her from seeing a doctor when she was ill. Then one day in 2013, she escaped.  Jan.27

The astrology behind the story was covered in a previous blogpost[1]. Here we are only interested in understanding why it is in the news now. To do this we look at the chart of the New Moon of Jan. 28 at London.

 Notice that the New Moon is placed significantly on the IC and resides amongst the stars of Capricorn, the goat, Aquila the eagle and those of Indus.  Aquila is a bird of prey so that this constellation often refers to tyrants and dictators. Besides, in ancient Orphic and Platonic doctrine Capricornus was heaven’s gate so that  there is deep feeling for religion and with Aquila a tendency to religious absolutism. Resonating to the same theme is the constellat…

Chinese man cycles 500km in wrong direction to get home

A man hoping to cycle home cross-country for Chinese New Year realised 30 days into his trip that he had been travelling in the wrong direction. The young migrant worker from China was aiming for his home in Qiqihar, Heilongjiang province, after setting off from Rizhao - over 1,700km away. But he was stopped by traffic police 500km off course, in the central Chinese province of Anhui. When they found out, the police paid for a train ticket to get him home. The man had set off from Rizhao, in Shandong province, in December.  Jan. 25

The young migrant worker had set off on his journey from Rizhao just a few days before the New Moon of December 29, 2016. This  New Moon was placed amongst the stars of the Sagittarius, the Archer.
Sagittarius has always been a sign associated with shooting for far off goals. An arrow is shot with a bow.

Aiming for far away goals can be lit…

Germany's War against Free Speech

It seems that all ideas suspected of being "populist" -- or simply those ideas without the blessing of the elites -- will now be banned in Germany. This restriction applies to criticism of the government (especially regarding immigration and energy policies), of the EU, of Islam, of government officials and of the media. As in communist dictatorships, the more obvious the failings of the government, the more aggressively the establishment attacks those who speak out about them. Jan. 24

In  the mundane horoscope of Germany [1], transit Saturn squares radix Mercury in the third house which rules the press and all means  of disseminating news and information.
Mercury conjoins the star Benetnasch. About this star Nick Fiorenza writes:
The Arabic name for Benetnasch is Alkaid, which means "the leader." Benetnasch expresses one of the classical seven rays. Benetnasch teaches that leadership is about facili…

The Astrology of Trump’s Inauguration

Donald Trump has taken his first steps as president, signing an executive order which targets the signature health care reforms of his predecessor. His proclamation ordered agencies to ease the economic burden of the laws known as Obamacare. In Friday's inaugural address he pledged to put "America first" and to end the "American carnage" of abandoned factories and rampant crime.

The inauguration of Donald Trump as the President takes place just after the Last Quarter Moon. The Last Quarter Moon occurs on January 19.  A chart for the Moon phase at Washington shows the luminaries prominently placed with respect to the horizon axis. The Moon lies amongst the legs of the Virgin and under the auspices of Bootes.
In his essay, The Astronomical Truth of the Virgin, Nick Fiorenza writes:
In our stellar image, Boötes is holding off the fallen religious-political authoritarian global powers (articulated by nearby Benatnasc…

Celebrity Bear Debuts at Finnish Art Gallery

Earlier this week, an art gallery in the Finnish capital Helsinki swung open its doors and invited art connoisseurs to a collection of works by an unconventional artist: namely, a 17-year-old brown bear named Juuso who weighs over half a ton (nearly 500 kg). The exhibition in the Rupla art gallery in Helsinki features eleven original works and a number of impressions and is called "Strong and Soft Brushstrokes." In reality, Juuso makes use of his natural talent and especially his paws as brushes. Some of the paintings still boast traces of the bear's fur.  Jan. 19

The news about  Juuso comes during the Disseminating Moon phase of Jan. 16. A chart drawn for the Moon phase at Helsinki is shown here. On the MC is the star Dubhe of the Great Bear while exactly conjunct the Ascendant in declination is the star Spica, the determinant star of the Indian Lunar Mansion Chitra which translates as a painting or work of art!

Italy avalanche

An Italian rescue official has said that a number of people have been killed after a hotel was hit by an avalanche, apparently triggered by an earthquake on Wednesday. Rescuers battled overnight to reach the hotel close to the Gran Sasso mountain in the Abruzzo region. "There are many deaths," Antonio Crocetta, the head of a mountain rescue team, was quoted as saying. Up to 30 people were in the Rigopiano hotel at the time of the avalanche.  Jan. 19

Cardinal ingresses of the Sun are considered among the important events in mundane astrology. The incident has occurred just four days after the Sun entered sidereal Capricorn. A chart for the Capingress drawn for the co-ordinates of the Rigopiano hotel is shown here. Notice that it places the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square on the angles with Pluto on the IC.

Richard Tarnas associates Uranus-Pluto with “the unleashing of the elemental forces of nature in various senses”. This would in…

Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Prison Sentence

U.S. President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents. The White House says Manning is one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama is shortening. Manning is more than six years into a 35-year sentence for leaking classified government and military documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Her sentence is now set to expire May 17. She was known as Bradley Manning at the time of her 2010 arrest and attempted suicide twice last year. Chase Strangio, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union's LGBT Project who has been representing Manning, said he was "relieved and thankful" that the president commuted the decades-long sentence. Jan.17

A chart for the Last Quarter Moon phase of Jan. 19 drawn for Washington, DC  has the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square straddling the meridian axis. The  cardinal T-square between Jupiter…

Abolish the CIA

Every American who looks at the CIA objectively or in a balanced way and judges it by any number of criteria, such as moral, legal and pragmatic, should reach the conclusion that the CIA should be abolished. JFK wanted to break it into a million pieces. Trump is right to dismiss its intelligence reports about DNC hacking. The CIA war on Trump shows us immediately that the CIA is a rogue organization within the U.S. government and a severe threat to America.  The CIA is an internal threat to the rule of law and to the government that it supposedly serves. Senator Schumer acknowledges the CIA’s unbridled power, its subversive power, its power to undermine even a president, especially one that wishes to control or alter the organization.  Jan.16
The horoscope of the CIA is provided by Astro-Databank [1].  The interaction of  the asteroid Arachne on the MC with Atlantis on the Ascendant describes the o…

Full Moon Wake Brings Air and Boat accidents

A Turkish cargo plane from Hong Kong has crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 32 people, most of them on the ground, say officials. The Boeing 747 crashed into homes near Manas airport, about 25km (15 miles) north of the capital, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz government said. At least 15 buildings were damaged and a number of children are reported to have been among those killed. The flight was making a stopover in Manas en route to Istanbul in Turkey.  Jan 16

On 14 January 2017, a boat carrying more than 40 passengers capsized in the Ganges in the Indian city of Patna, Bihar, killing 24 people. The boat was about to reach the bank when it capsized. The boat was returning from a kite-flying festival on an island in the middle of the Ganges, as part of the Makar Sankranti celebration in the city of Patna. The small boat, which was overloaded with passengers was about to reach the bank when it capsized. The boat's capacity was 30 people, but estim…

Frozen Fox preserved in block of ice

A hunter in Germany has displayed a fox which froze inside a block of ice to warn people of the dangers of the icy Danube river. The fox is thought to have fallen into the river and drowned before quickly freezing. Franz Stehle put the animal on display outside his family's hotel in Fridingen, on the upper reaches of the Danube. Jan. 13

The strange news of a frozen fox comes just a day after the Jan.12 Full Moon which is aligned with the meridian at Fridingen forming a Grand Cross with Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto.
On the MC [23cp] is the star 1 Vulpecula [25cp] in the constellation of the Fox [1]! The Full Moon itself [22cn] is conjunct the star Pollux, beta Geminorum which in ancient China was part of the asterism Pe Ho, the Northern River. Finally we note that trine the MC is the TNP Admetus which among others stands for literal cold [2], here Ice!!
To complete the picture, on the MC is the asteroid Icarus conjunct Pluto square Uranus. In …

Israel and Palestinians squabble over Paris conference

A forthcoming conference (Jan. 15) in Paris aiming to explore ways to restart long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts has placed leaders from the two sides at odds. At least 72 countries are due to attend the conference on Sunday in the French capital in an effort to lay an international framework for a two-state solution between the Palestinians and Israel. But while the Palestinian side has welcomed the French initiative, the Israelis rejected it and refused to play any role in the meeting.

The Paris conference takes place just after the Jan. 12 Full Moon. A chart for the Full Moon at Paris has the luminaries aligned with the meridian and forming a Grand Cross with Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto. Evolutionary astrologer Rose Marcus’ explanation of the Uranus-Pluto dynamics is relevant in our present context.
Just as the rock that forms over great lengths of time, by the time the evol…

Hungarian camerawoman who kicked migrants sentenced

A Hungarian camerawoman who was filmed kicking or tripping up migrants near the Hungary-Serbia border has been sentenced to three years probation for disorderly conduct. Petra Laszlo was filming refugees in September 2015 as they broke through a police cordon. She was captured kicking two people as they fled, including a young girl. Later she appeared to trip a man carrying a child. She says she will appeal. Judge Illes Nanasi said Laszlo's behaviour "ran counter to societal norms" and rejected her defence lawyer's argument that she was trying to protect herself. She appeared in Szeged District Court hearing via video link and occasionally broke into tears. She said she had received death threats since the incident and that had been subjected to a "hate campaign".Ja.12

The Szeged District Court judgement was delivered just a day after the Full Moon. On January 12, the Sun also completed a square to Jupiter just …

Giant sinkhole swallows two cars in Pennsylvania

Two vehicles were swallowed up by a giant sinkhole caused by a water main break in Fishtown. Officials say the 6-inch main broke around 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of Boston Street. Neighbors say they woke up to water rushing into their basements, low presser and some spilling out of pipe covers on the sidewalks. The break caused a large section of street to collapse, and two SUVs that were parked along the road went into the hole. "I just heard a really like a really loud bang. It startled me, woke me up from my sleep." "It sounded like a bunch of snow falling off a roof almost."

Readers will be aware that the Sun was conjunct Pluto on Saturday, January 7. Just a day later, the Moon’s waxing Gibbous phase highlighted the -Uranus-Pluto-Admetus configuration placing the Sun-Pluto conjunction on the IC at Fishtown. The IC represents the “ground” or “earth” as does the TNP Admet…

Against the Tyranny of the So-Called Experts

America’s elite – that collection of puffed up mediocrities who until recently held the undisputed command of the heights of our politics and culture – is in crisis. Its unbroken track record of failure has finally stirred the rest of America from its coma. The normals are now hella woke, and the elitists are being hella rejected. Unused to accountability, the elite is in a tizzy over the way people are not only blaming it for its myriad failures but are taking concrete steps to restrict its power. It’s not just electing Donald Trump. It’s ignoring the media, ignoring Hollywood stars, and ignoring the cabal of “experts” who presume to tell us how to live.  Jan.9

In his book Primer of Sidereal Astrology, Cyril Fagan has discussed the use of both the solar quotidian and the PSSR method to progress the angles of charts[1]. This time tested technique of making mundane charts speak t…

Iran's ex-President Rafsanjani dies

Iran's ex-President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a dominant figure in the country's politics since the 1980s, has died at the age of 82, media say.Mr Rafsanjani had suffered a heart attack, the reports said. Jan.8

The passing away of an important Iranian politician can be seen in the chart for the last lunar eclipse drawn for Tehran. Notice that the eclipse Moon is placed in the 10th house. H.S. Green links an eclipse in this house with the death of leaders. The eclipse luminaries form a T-square with Mars on the descendant. Mars is placed in Sagittarius, a sign that rules clergy. Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was an important member of the Islamic Revolution brought about by  Ayatollah Khomeini, whose close follower he became. His political party was known as the  Combatant Clergy Association (Mars in Sagittarius!).

If we now progress the eclipse chart to Jan.8, the date of the news, notice that the eclipse reaches the horizo…

The straight A student who dropped out of university

Billy Willson received a 4.0 grade point average, the equivalent to straight A's, for his first semester at Kansas State University. He decided that it would also be his last. In a strongly worded Facebook post, Willson uploaded a photograph of himself standing outside the university's sign, holding his middle finger up to it. In the accompanying text he wrote: "YOU ARE BEING SCAMMED. You may not see it today or tomorrow, but you will see it some day," he wrote. "You are being put thousands into debt to learn things you will never even use. Wasting 4 years of your life to be stuck at a paycheck that grows slower than the rate of inflation. Paying $200 for a $6 textbook."  Jan 6

The news comes at the First Quarter Moon of  Jan.5. A chart for the Moon phase at Manhattan, Kansas, the location of the University campus is shown here. We notice that the Sun with Pluto is placed in the 9th house which is connected to un…

Hannity Now Believes Every Word Assange Says

Fox News is set to air the first part of an interview Tuesday night between Sean Hannity and Julian Assange, who Hannity has said in the past should be arrested for "waging war" against the United States. “I believe every word he says,” Hannity told his Fox News colleague Bill Hemmer Tuesday morning, defending the WikiLeaks founder against criticism that he published documents that U.S. intelligence officials say were stolen by Russian-backed hackers in order to benefit President-elect Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Hannity addressed the about-face in the interview with Hemmer Tuesday. "Look, I was a very early critic of him. He’s well aware that I thought he was waging war on the United States. My opinion on it has evolved in large part because of what I have seen that he has done in ten years. Nothing he has published has ever been proven false," Hannity said. "Nobody’s even questioned the veracity or truthfulness of what he’s doing."  January 3 ht…

Dementia rates 'higher near busy roads'

People who live near major roads have higher rates of dementia, research published in the Lancet suggests. As many as 11% of dementia cases in people living within 50m of a major road could be down to traffic, the study suggests. The researchers, who followed nearly 2m people in Canada over 11 years, say air pollution or noisy traffic could be contributing to the brain's decline. UK dementia experts said the findings needed probing but were "plausible".Nearly 50 million people around the world have dementia. However, the causes of the disease, that robs people of their memories and brain power, are not understood. The study in the Lancet followed nearly two million people in the Canadian province of Ontario, between 2001 and 2012. The analysis suggests 7-11% of dementia cases within 50m of a major road could be caused by traffic.Dr Hong Chen, from Public Health Ontario and one of the report authors, said: "Increasing population growth and urbanisation have placed ma…

Titanic sank due to enormous uncontrollable fire

The sinking of the RMS Titanic may have been caused by an enormous fire on board, not by hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic, experts have claimed, as new evidence has been published to support the theory. More than 1,500 passengers lost their lives when the Titanic sank on route to New York from Southampton in April 1912. While the cause of the disaster has long been attributed to the iceberg, fresh evidence has surfaced of a fire in the ship’s hull, which researchers say burned unnoticed for almost three weeks leading up to the collision. While experts have previously acknowledged the theory of a fire on board, new analysis of rarely seen photographs has prompted researchers to blame the fire as the primary cause of the ship’s demise. Dec. 2

With a Mars-Neptune conjunction taking place in the heavens, like the Indonesian ferry accident yesterday,  we  once again have news that relates to a disaster at sea.  A chart for the current New Moon at London, where …

Ferry catches fire off Jakarta

Jakarta: Twenty-three people have been killed and at least 17 have been injured after a fire on board a ferry on the way to one of Indonesia's Thousand Islands, a popular tourist getaway for Jakartans, on New Year's Day. The Zahro Express, which was heading to Tidung Island, caught on fire at 9.42am on January 1 after leaving Muara Angke Port in North Jakarta. Thousand Islands police spokesman Ferry Budiharso said the number of casualties was at 23.  Dec. 1

 Mars-Neptune make an exact conjunction on December 1. One manifestation of the aspect is an accident at sea. A chart drawn for 9:42 am at Jakarta has the combination rising on the eastern horizon suggesting its role in the unfortunate event.