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Venus retrograde signals doom for reserves across US

The New York Teamsters Road Carriers Local 707 Pension Fund has won the unfortunate award for "First Pension to Officially Run Out of Money."  According to the New York Daily News, and a host of angry former truck drivers who've had their pension benefits slashed, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC) has officially been forced to step in and take over payments to retirees of the Local 707, albeit at a much lower rate.  Feb. 28

The many manifestations of the Jupiter-Uranus-Mars-Pluto T-square are beginning to bring about  political and social chaos; economic polarization; as well as panic, despair, confusion, anxiety, anger, and depression. With Venus stationing retrograde, the financial problem  which we always knew was there but managed to deny, consciously or unconsciously, self-medicating in as many ways as possible with the hope that it will just cure itself, can no longer be denied.
The chart for Venus station retrograde drawn for New Yor…

Solar Eclipse and the Oscar Award for “Moonlight”

The poetic coming-of-age story Moonlight took home the top prize of Best Picture at Sunday night's Academy Awards in dramatic fashion after La La Land was mistakenly initially declared the winner. Written and directed by Barry Jenkins, the film beat out Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion and Manchester by the Sea. Producers Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner accepted the award.
From its fantastic opening shot, in which the camera pivots around a parked car at a drug corner, Moonlight acknowledges the destructive cycles—of poverty, of crime, of toxic self-image—that too many kids get sucked into. At the same time, the film sidesteps stereotypes. Chiron’s single mother, Paula, shatteringly portrayed by Naomie Harris, may be a junkie, but she’s no one-dimensional monster; creating her own devastating arc across just a handful of scenes, Harris shows glimmers of the better parent she’s trying to be. An…

Putin Prepares to Take on the Globalists

To the casual observer, Putin's planned visits to Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan over the next two days might seem like routine pit stops. But there's much more to this story. Eurasia is now sitting in the geopolitical driver's seat, and Putin is seizing the moment to accelerate his vision for regional economic integration based on consensus and respect for national sovereignty.  Feb. 27

Ever since it entered Libra back in September, Jupiter has been progressing into a T-square formation with Uranus and Pluto, with all three now positioned in cardinal signs. A T-square consists of two planets opposing one another, with each simultaneously squaring a third planet.
The Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square is now building toward a crescendo as Mars begins to trigger the combination. It begins by first squaring Pluto (Feb.22) and then conjoining Uranus and opposing Jupiter (Fe…

London car accident at solar eclipse

A 25-year-old man is in a critical condition and four others are injured after a car crashed in to them in south-east London, police have said. The five pedestrians were hit by a Mercedes on Bromley Road in Bellingham just before 08:30 GMT. A 35-year-old woman and another 25-year-old man initially described as being in a critical condition are now stable, as are two men aged 36 and 45. Feb.26

The news of the accident comes at the Solar Eclipse. A chart for the eclipse at London has the now familiar Mars-Uranus-Jupiter-Pluto T-square on the meridian axis. Mars-Uranus-Pluto is a violent combination. Ebertin includes the keywords “injury and accidents” under this combination
With Mars and Uranus is the asteroid Phaethon. Martha Wescott defines Phaethon as under:
PHAETHON:Instances that involve cars, transport, driving; other forms of recklessness—feeling out of control—as though you’ve taken on more than you can handle; having trouble ke…

Solar Eclipse signals breakthrough in jet engines


Jet engines are some of the most complex technologies on the planet. They’re so difficult to make, in fact, the companies that build aircraft don’t make their own engines. They outsource the job to just a few businesses worldwide — mostly US-based General Electric and Pratt & Whitney, and UK-based Rolls-Royce Holdings. Inside their R&D labs, jet engine engineers are working to take the age-old science that makes a jet engine work and build designs that are more lightweight, more fuel efficient, and longer lasting.Feb. 25

This report on new developments in jet engine technology appears on BBC London website just a day before the solar eclipse. A chart for the eclipse at London has it anchored through hard aspects to the now familiar Jupiter-Zeus-Uranus-Pluto T-square on the meridian axis implying that it is significant for the place. The eclipse [8pi12] is conjunct the star kappa Pegasi [9pi] in the constel…

Olathe shooting: India shocked after national killed in US

India has expressed shock after the fatal shooting of an Indian national in the US, amid reports that the attack may have been racially motivated. Srinivas Kuchibhotla died shortly after Wednesday's (Feb.22) attack at a bar in Olathe, Kansas. His friend Alok Madasani, also from India, and an American were hurt. Adam Purinton has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder. The killing dominated news bulletins in India and social media, where some blamed Donald Trump's presidency.

To understand the cosmic reason behind this tragic event, we look at the chart for the upcoming solar eclipse(already active) at Olathe. Readers will be aware that transit Mars has been moving to trigger the ongoing Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square.  Fundamentally unstable, when Uranus unites with Mars, their combined influence more often than not manifests as an explosive force. From a negative perspective, that force can be violent. And this is exa…

Sweden proposal to allow sex on government time

Venus and Mars by Sandro Botticelli (1485)

"It's just three little letters," said Per-Erik Muskos jovially, brushing off a suggestion that he is interfering in people's private lives. "S-e-x." Mr Muskos, a councillor in a small Swedish town, hit the headlines this week after proposing that municipal employees should be allowed a break from their working day to have sex. "We need to look after each other," he told the BBC. "If it can make relationships better it is worth it." Mr Muskos's lively idea is only the latest example of officials pushing procreation, as countries around the world find their birth rates in the doldrums. He is confident his proposal will be approved when put to his fellow councillors in a couple of months' time.  Feb. 24

The current Moon phase is Balsamic which is also referred to the Waning Crescent phase. A chart for this phase at Overtornea, Sweden has the Jup…

Storm Doris hits UK

The Great Storm Bird

Parts of the UK are facing travel disruption as Storm Doris arrives with winds reaching 94mph.There are severe weather warnings for some of northern England, East Anglia, north Wales and the Midlands, and there is snow in higher areas in Scotland. Flights have been cancelled at Heathrow Airport and commuters have been warned to expect road and rail delays. About 7,000 homes and businesses are without power in Northern Ireland due to trees falling onto overhead lines. Snow is predicted to reach 20 to 30cm (8-12in) high in parts of Scotland, while a 94mph gust of wind was recorded in Capel Curig, north-west Wales. Feb 23

In mundane astrology it is not unusual to have an event prior to an eclipse or a Moon phase that can be attributed to it. In such cases our common sense linear “cause and effect” principle is turned upside down. Shown here is the chart for the upcoming  solar eclipse drawn for  Capel Curig where the highest wind spe…

Tennessee Could Start A Constitutional Crisis

The State Senate of Tennessee has laid the legislative groundwork for something that hasn't been done in the United States of America since the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia.  With a vote of 27-3, the Tennessee Senate has voted to call a "convention of the states" in order to draft and pass an amendment to the Constitution that would require balanced budgets to be passed every year.  Feb.22

On Feb. 22, transit Mars squares Pluto triggering the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square. At Nashville, capital of Tennessee, the T-square straddles the meridian in a mundane chart drawn for the exact Mars-Pluto square. Since Pluto rules debt and Capricorn rules institutions like a nation state we are here clearly referring  to the national debt. Uranus, the Great Disruptor is throwing a  curved ball and insisting on a balanced budget.
The following key phrase for Uranus-Plut…

The Causes of “Clinical Depression” among American Girls

Andromeda & Cetus

This morning I listened, with a lot of frustration, to the usually very informative and usually quite balanced morning radio interview program “On Point Radio with Tom Ashbrook”
The program “revealed” supposedly new information about the high incidence of so-called “clinical depression” among American girls. The two guests on the program were actually academic psychiatrists who had recently had their research published in the Journal of Pediatrics.
The high incidence of long-lasting sadness and behavioral dysfunction among girls is actually very old news and the fact that it is getting worse should come as no surprise. 99% of our celebrity-worshipping and excessively fashion-conscious American girls are trying to survive in a junk culture while simultaneously being mal-nourished, sleep-deprived, over-stressed, over-drugged, over-vaccinated, sexually-harassed, sexually-abused, and screen time- and pornography-toxified all the while trying to pretend to be happy and …

David Cassidy says he has dementia

Former Partridge Family singer and actor David Cassidy has said he is suffering from dementia. The revelation comes after performances in California in which he forgot his words and appeared physically unstable. The 66-year-old star, a teen idol in the 1970s with hits like How Can I Be Sure?, has told People magazine that he will stop touring as a musician to focus on his health. "I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming," he said. Feb.21

Mental health in astrology can be attributed to many different combinations of planetary aspects, house rulerships  and so on. The relationship between the 3rd house and mental health, for example depression or  dementia,  doesn’t seem to be as common knowledge as some of the other astrological influences. In David Cassidy’s chart [1] we notice that a Mars-Uranus conjunction is taking place on his radix Sun which is the ruler of his 3rd house. The Sun is conjunct the a…

Meteora: Greece's spectacular monasteries in the sky

High above the Meteora landscape in Greece's central region, 60 monks and nuns live in fabled monasteries perched on the edge of sandstone peaks. In centuries past, their place of worship brought them solitude and protection from unwanted trespassers. Feb. 20

CNN is based in Atlanta, Georgia.  The article  on Meteora was published on Feb. 20, in the last quarter Moon phase. In the chart for the Moon phase at Atlanta, notice that the Sun which has just entered Pisces is placed in the 9th house linked to religious orders. Pisces, the twelfth sign of the zodiac is associated with hermitages or monasteries to which men and women from the world withdraw  in order to meditate, pray, and pursue a mystical and introverted direction.

Next we notice that the Sun-Moon complete a Grand Cross with the nodes and the TNP Admetus which itself aspects the Ascendant-TNP Kronos conjunction. The delineation for the TNP combination pr…

Mars ensures justice is served in Delhi

NEW DELHI -- Their search for justice began almost simultaneously, over 11 years ago - when one mother lost her son and his family in a Delhi bombing, while the other's son was arrested for the deadly terror act. At the end, only one of the two women walked happily out of the court when her son was exonerated.

We are beginning to see several events that embody the principles contained in the Mars-Uranus-Jupiter-Pluto T-square now taking shape. This news is one of the positive manifestations of the principles. Shown here is the chart for the Mars-Pluto square at Delhi. Notice that it the Mars-Uranus-Jupiter-Pluto T-square forms a Grand Cross with the horizon axis.

 As a planet-sign pair, Uranus in Aries is a potent symbol for individual freedom. In Capricorn, Pluto symbolizes the overwhelming power of large institutions, including that of governments. The fact that Uranus and Pluto are perpendicular during the 2010s (meaning 90° of zodiacal arc apart, called …

Mars ignites situation in Donbas

The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, a breakaway region of Ukraine founded three years ago, has started taking steps towards creating a sense of nationhood. Separatist leaders have drawn up a constitution for the DPR and the school curriculum was changed from Ukrainian to Russian last year.
The heads of self-proclaimed People's Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, Igor Plotnitsky and Alexander Zakharchenko announced their readiness to take Kiev-controlled areas of the Donbas region by military means. "We have always said that the liberation of the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions is our collective task, and we have always said that one should do it by political means. If they do not understand, then let me remind them that we can do it by force," Zakharchenko said, Interfax reports.

Continuing our series on world events “created”  by Mars transit over the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square we have yet an…

Mars and the Bhiwandi Fire

BHIWANDI: Four people died and two persons were injured in a major fire that took place in a factory in Bhiwandi on Sunday afternoon. Fire official Rajesh Pawar said fire is under control now and cooling work is on. Pawar confirmed about four workers' death who were inside, adding the two injured were shifted to the hospital. The incident took place in Dapoda village in Bhiwandi, which is known for warehouses in Bhiwandi.

In our last post entitled “Mars triggers world events,” in which we identified several world events being “caused”  by Mars transiting over the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square, we wrote:
In mundane astrology we can make charts for the exact aspects that Mars makes with Uranus, Jupiter and Pluto. If any one or more of these charts carry the T-square in aspect to the horizon or meridian, those places will feel the full effect of the T that we have described above. But this is not the only way, the energy of the powerful T-square is released. Sho…

Mars triggers world events

Michael T. Flynn, the national security adviser, resigned on Monday night after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other top White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States.  Feb. 13

On Thursday night a suicide attack was made on a shrine at Sehwan, Pakistan, killing at least 75 people.The shrine site in the south west of the country is a place of worship for followers of Sufi Islam. Isis carried out a suicide attack, detonating explosives in the crowded area filled with many women and children. More than 250 were injured in the blast, responsibility for which was claimed by Isis shortly after. Built in 1356, the shrine is also located near to the tomb of the philosopher poet Syed Muhammad Usman Marwandi, better known as Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. Sufiism is a form of Islam, rather than a sect, and Sufi orders can be found in both Sunni and Shia groups. Feb. 17


EU to Change Amid Growing Euroskepticism

Two of the largest groups in the European Parliament have unveiled drastic plans to reorganize the EU - its institutions and constitution - amid rising anti-EU sentiment following the Brexit vote and upcoming elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany ahead of which polls show growing support for nationalism.Feb. 17

The Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square is building toward a crescendo as Mars begins to trigger the combination. Let us recall that Mars entered Aries, on January 28, and for the last couple of weeks has been marching toward a conjunction with Uranus, and as it nears Uranus, Mars also forms an opposition to Jupiter and along the way, a square to Pluto.
The central or core aspect here is still the Uranus-Pluto square. The alignment indicates a breakdown in our largest institutions (Capricorn) that starts from within the institutions themselves as they overplaying  their power in ways that are clearly self-serving rather than for the greater good (P…

Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection

The woolly mammoth vanished from the Earth 4,000 years ago, but now scientists say they are on the brink of resurrecting the ancient beast in a revised form, through an ambitious feat of genetic engineering. Speaking ahead of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Boston this week, the scientist leading the “de-extinction” effort said the Harvard team is just two years away from creating a hybrid embryo, in which mammoth traits would be programmed into an Asian elephant. The creature, sometimes referred to as a “mammophant”, would be partly elephant, but with features such as small ears, subcutaneous fat, long shaggy hair and cold-adapted blood. The mammoth genes for these traits are spliced into the elephant DNA using the powerful gene-editing tool, Crispr. Feb 16

The conjunction of planets is an important event that mundane astrologers pay close attention …

Hanjin Shipping files for bankruptcy

Hanjin Shipping used to be one of the world's top 10 shipping companies. But now it faces the final curtain. Friday is the deadline for the firm to be declared bankrupt by a South Korean court after months of uncertainty. Hanjin's collapse is the largest to hit the shipping sector and it sent shockwaves through the industry.  Feb.17

Nicholas Campion,  in his "The Book of World Horoscopes," provides the mundane horoscope of South Korea [1]. The current solar arc progressions for the chart are as below:

Dynamic Chart (2):  South Korea - Natal Chart  15 Aug 1948, 12:00 pm, JST -9:00  Seoul South Korea, 37°N33', 126°E58' Selection: Solar Arc Dirns planets
P1 (H)    Asp        P2 (H)                              Type      Date         Pos1                        Pos2   
Jup (10)    Opp       Sat (4)   (X)          Sa-Na    Aug 2016     25°Aq33' D          25°Le33' D Jup (10)    Sqq        Nep (5) (X)          Sa-…

Rex Tillerson meets Russian counterpart at G20 summit

The new US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, will meet his Russian counterpart on the margins of a G20 foreign ministers summit in Bonn on Thursday for the most senior Washington-Moscow talks since the inauguration of Donald Trump. Feb.16

To understand this news we will go back to the solar eclipse of March 9, 2016. At Bonn the eclipse along with its T-square straddles the horizon axis  which makes it significant for the place. Moreover it is placed in the third house which deals with all matters of communication which would include a meeting to discuss ideas. The following extract from Nick Fiorenza explains the energy driving this eclipse:
Solar eclipses offer opportunity to redefine concepts of self and the roles we play in the world, or how we articulate ourselves in life. They are about shifting octaves in the nature of our self-perception and self-expression, and addressing iss…

North Korean leader's brother Kim Jong-nam killed

The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong-nam, has been killed in an attack in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian police say he was waiting at the airport for a flight to Macau on Monday when a woman covered his face with a cloth which burnt his eyes. He was using a passport in a different name at the time. The late Kim Jong-il's eldest son is thought to have fled North Korea after being passed over for the leadership. Kim Jong-nam was attacked at about 09:00 (01:00 GMT) on Monday while waiting at the budget terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport for a 10:00 flight to Macau, Malaysia's Star newspaper reports, quoting police. Feb. 14

This incident is best understood if we begin with the chart for the September 17, 2016 Lunar Eclipse at Kuala Lumpur. Here the Sun [24vi] is conjunct the star Alkaid or Benatnasch. Nick Fiorenza’s delineation of Alkaid would appear to describe the North Korean leader…