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Nunes and the FISA Memo

The Virgin and the Crow
The Nunes memo is a four-page document written by Republican staff members for Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, that alleges abuses in surveillance practices by the intelligence community to target Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. The Justice Department (DOJ) released a letter to Congress calling a release of the memo reckless without letting the FBI review it because it could expose intelligence sources and methods, while President Donald Trump called for its public release. FBI Director Christopher A. Wray was allowed to review the memo and did so on January 28. On January 29, the majority of the House Intelligence Committee voted to approve its release.
The four-page Nunes document alleges FBI and Justice Department officials abused their power under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. According to multiple news accounts, it alleges the FBI's 2016 application for a war…

Lunar Eclipse and the Paris Floods

Riverside homes and businesses in Paris are on high alert as the swollen River Seine threatens to overflow its banks. Some basements in the city have already sprung leaks after the river surged following heavy rainfall, reports said. The Seine is forecast to swell even further this weekend, adding several metres of water above its normal level. Many roads in the region are already waterlogged. Boat traffic - including the capital's famous tourist cruises - has also been interrupted. Jan.27

The  powerful total lunar eclipse of  Jan.31 at [12le] is making its influence felt in Paris. We shall see in this blogpost  how the rising Seine and floods in Paris are a consequence of the eclipse. The eclipse is placed in sidereal Cancer or the Crab – a watery constellation linked to floods. For transits to these stars, Diana Rosenberg lists:
The 1889 Great Johnston Flood that killed 2200 Pennsylvanians; a storm with 100 mph winds that produced sev…

Disgraced US Olympics doctor jailed

The Rape of Persephone, Greek fresco from Macedonian tomb C4th B.C.

LANSING, Mich. — The former doctor for the American gymnastics team, Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison on Wednesday for multiple sex crimes, capping an extraordinary seven-day hearing that drew more than 150 young women to publicly confront him and speak of their abuse. Jan.24

Regular readers will by now be familiar with the importance of the sidereal Capricorn Ingress chart (Capsolar) and how it can be used to spot significant events. Shown here is the Capsolar at Lansing progressed to Jan.24, the date of the news. Notice the alignment of the Sun-Pluto-Venus-Uranus-Zeus T-square with the progressed angles.
When Pluto is in aspect with Venus, he slowly creeps up on her and pounces. Of all the planets – Pluto is the most secretive, his motives are never immediately apparent – and there is something in the essence of …

"Secret Society" Worked To Undermine Trump

Congressional investigators learned from a new batch of text messages between anti-Trump FBI investigators that a "secret society of folks" within the Department of Justice and the FBI may have come together in the "immediate aftermath" of the 2016 election to undermine President Trump, according to Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) who has reviewed the text. The new texts were included in a 384-page DOJ document release to Congressional investigators last Friday - during which Congress was notified in the cover letter that that five months of text messages from December 14, 2016 to May 17, 2017 have gone missing (If only the NSA had copies).  Jan. 23

The current solar return for the US Sibly progressed to Jan.23, the date of the news, is shown here. Notice that it brings the Sun-Kronos-Hades-Jupiter-Zeus-Pluto T-square to the angles. In the next few da…

Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin

Turkish war planes have launched air strikes on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria in a move likely to raise tensions with the US. Turkey wants to oust the YPG militia, which it calls a terrorist group, from Afrin region on its southern border. The US-backed YPG says at least nine people were killed in the air strikes.  Jan.21
Turkey opened a new front in Syria’s nearly seven-year-old war on Saturday, launching airstrikes against a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Afrin province that raise the prospect of a further strain on relations between Ankara and Washington.

To understand the astrology behind the developing friction between US and Turkey, we begin with the sidereal Capricorn Ingress charts for Washington, DC and Ankara. Notice that at both the capitals the Sun-Pluto-Uranus-Zeus T-square is placed on the angles and, therefore, extremely significant.

Uranus-Pluto: To see attempts to force change or rupture; change or unexpected rea…

School Bus Crash in Turkey

At least 11 people were killed, while 44 others were wounded as a result of a school bus crash in Turkey's central Eskisehir province on Saturday, the Anadolu news agency reported Saturday. The bus carrying students smashed into trees along the roadside of the Eskisehir-Bursa highway for an unknown reason, the agency reported, citing Ozdemir Cakacak, the province's governor. Jan.20

A chart for the current New Moon of Jan.17 drawn for Eskisehir can help explain the accident. Notice that the New Moon is conjunct Pluto and squares Uranus in the 5th house. Ebertin’s keyword for Uranus-Pluto is “accidents” while some keywords for  the 5th house are “school and children” [1] so that an accident involving school children becomes a possibility. Moreover the New Moon [26cp] is conjunct the asteroid Phaethon [26cp] so that as in the previous post [2] a bus is involved.
PHAETHON: Instances that involve cars, transport, driving; other forms of recklessness—feeling o…

Astrology of the bus fire in Kazakhstan

At least 52 people have been burned to death after a passenger bus caught fire in western Kazakhstan, authorities confirmed. Only five people managed to escape the deadly blaze. The deadly incident took place on a highway in the Aktobe region of Kazakhstan, spokesman for the Interior Ministry Emergencies Committee Ruslan Imankulov said in a statement. There were 55 passengers and two drivers on board the vehicle. The five passengers who managed to escape the burning bus are currently being treated by medics. Two bus drivers are among the survivors of the blaze, Imankulov confirmed. Jan.18

The Wynn Key Return is the work of astrologer Sidney Kimball Bennett. In this method of progression,  transits and house cusps are determined by the annual Solar Return and the Wynn Key Cycle, which he invented [2]. Using this method for the solar return chart of Kazakhstan [1] progressed to Jan.17, the date of the current New Moon, we find the N…

The New Age of Astrology

Astrology is a meme, and it’s spreading in that blooming, unfurling way that memes do. On social media, astrologers and astrology meme machines amass tens or hundreds of thousands of followers, people joke about Mercury retrograde, and categorize “the signs as ...” literally anything: cat breeds, Oscar Wilde quotes, Stranger Things characters, types of french fries. In online publications, daily, weekly, and monthly horoscopes, and zodiac-themed listicles flourish.

In several previous posts I have emphasized the importance of the sidereal Capricorn Ingress which astrologers have begun to refer to as the Annual Chart. The article in The Atlantic (published from Washington, DC)  has appeared on Jan.16, just a day after the sidereal Capricorn Ingress. A chart for the ingress has a Pluto-Sun-Venus conjunction very significantly placed on the IC square Uranus on the descendant. The dominating Uranus-Pluto s…

Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'

Black Death

Rats were not to blame for the spread of plague during the Black Death, according to a study. The rodents and their fleas were thought to have spread a series of outbreaks in 14th-19th Century Europe. But a team from the universities of Oslo and Ferrara now says the first, the Black Death, can be "largely ascribed to human fleas and body lice". The study, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, uses records of its pattern and scale. The Black Death claimed an estimated 25 million lives, more than a third of Europe's population, between 1347 and 1351. Jan.15

With the publication of the Oslo study, suddenly a long held belief has collapsed. If we draw the chart for the sidereal Capricorn Ingress at Oslo, we can explain why. Notice the Sun-Pluto-Venus conjunction forming a T-square with the meridian and Uranus on the IC. Ebertin links Uranus-Pluto with the “collapse of an old order”. Venus is the…

Shackled children found in California home

Two parents have been arrested in California after police found 13 people allegedly being held captive at their home, including some "shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks". David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were held on charges of torture and child endangerment. The 13 people - aged between two and 29 - were found in a house in Perris, 59 miles (95km) south-east of Los Angeles, police say. They are all believed to be siblings. Jan. 16
It has long been the custom in mundane astrology  to consider maps drawn for the time of the entry of the Sun into the cardinal signs: Aries,Cancer,Libra and Capricorn. Of these, the Aries Ingress was by tradition considered the most important and possibly to be thought of as “the map of the year”. Led by Carter astrologers have begun to consider the Capricorn as the prime ingress.
It was Carter who suggested that if the sidereal zodiac were valid, maps for the entry of…

UK Construction Giant Collapses

Tense last-minute rescue negotiations failed to yield a result over the weekend, and on Monday morning a major British construction company announced it was going into liquidation after it was unsuccessful in securing a financial lifeline. Carillion, which employs 43,000 people around the world, said in a statement Monday that rescue talks with stakeholders including the British government had collapsed, sending the company into compulsory liquidation. Commenting on the collapse, Carillion Chairman Philip Green said in a statement that "This is a very sad day for Carillion…Over recent months huge efforts have been made to restructure Carillion to deliver its sustainable future."  Jan.15

A chart for the UK with only elements relevant to our discussion is shown here. Pluto is currently transiting opposite the Moon [19cn] and nearing a conjunction to radix Admetus [23cp] while transit Uran…

The FBI Hand Behind Russia-gate

January 12, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - Russia-gate is becoming FBI-gate, thanks to the official release of unguarded text messages between loose-lipped FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok and his garrulous girlfriend, FBI lawyer Lisa Page. We suddenly have documentary proof that key elements of the U.S. intelligence community were trying to short-circuit the U.S. democratic process. And that puts in a new and dark context the year-long promotion of Russia-gate. It now appears that it was not the Russians trying to rig the outcome of the U.S. election, but leading officials of the U.S. intelligence community, shadowy characters sometimes called the Deep State.

What is Synastry? Synastry is the art of relationship Astrology. It is a fascinating and illuminating study of how individuals interact with one another. Each individual is born with a personal birth chart, which is a map of the heavens for the moment t…

India’s Supreme Court Judges Break Rank With The Chief Justice

NEW DELHI -- In an unprecedented event in the history of the Indian judiciary, four judges of the Supreme Court appeared to break rank with the sitting Chief Justice of India, while raising concerns about the "administration" of the apex court and its implication on democracy. Following their meeting with Chief Justice Dipak Misra on Friday morning, the four top judges of the Supreme Court (Jasti Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Kurian Joseph and Madan Lokur) said that circumstances had compelled them to convene a press conference and speak directly to the public.

The news can be best understood if we begin with the solar return chart for the Republic of India (26 Jan. 1950; 10:18 am; Delhi). The most prominent configuration is the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square straddling the horizon axis triggered today as the tra…

Odisha man carves mountains to send kids to school

Eight hours of gruelling work every day for two years, Jalandhar Nayak has been single-handedly moving mountains to construct a 15-km road, connecting his village Gumsahi to the main road in Phulbani town of Odisha’s Kandhamal district. The district administration has now decided to honour and support Nayak’s efforts by paying him under the MGNREGS scheme. “Nayak’s effort and determination to cut mountains to build a road left me spellbound... He will be paid under MGNREGS scheme for all the days he has worked,” collector Brundha D told reporters.  Jan. 10

Everyday somewhere in the world an unsung hero is born. These heroes are willing to risk their life and limb to do something that makes us wonder what it is that possesses them. At least in this case we can figure out what made Jalandhar Nayak do what he did. To do this we begin with th…

Pakistan Says the US Is No Longer Its Ally

Donald Trump’s decision to ring in the New Year by simultaneously demonizing both Iran and Pakistan on Twitter has already backfired tremendously. Following threats that the U.S. would withhold aid to Pakistan, the U.S. confirmed it would withhold $255 million in aid (which has now become $900 million) and is now reportedly threatening a roughly $2 billion more, as well. “We’re hoping that Pakistan will see this as an incentive, not a punishment,” a State Department official told reporters. According to the Wall Street Journal, this recent animosity towards Pakistan has not gone over well. Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said in an interview that the U.S. has failed to behave as an ally, and as a result, Pakistan no longer views it as one. Jan.8

The growing animosity between Pakistan and the US can be understood if we look at the synastry between the horoscopes of the two nations. The horoscope of Pakistan  is based…

Pyongyang & Seoul hold high-level peace talks

Optimism is high as the much anticipated intra-Korean talks, the first in two years, kicked off Tuesday, with the head of the N. Korean delegation hoping the “serious and sincere” negotiations will deliver “valuable” results. “Today, North and South Korea will engage in talks in a serious and sincere stance,” Ri Son Gwon, the chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, said.
Ri, who leads the 5-member North Korean negotiation team, shook hands with his South Korean counterpart, Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon at the start of the talks, saying he hopes for “precious” results, as cited by Yonhap.  Jan.9

Among the cardinal ingress charts, the Capricorn ingress of the Sun holds a very important position and is often referred to as the Annual Chart. Shown here is the Capricorn Ingress chart drawn for Pamunjom, in the demilitarized zone where the talks are being held. On the meridian axis, we have th…

Pluto in Capricorn: Bursting water pipes at JFK airport

With airports across the northeast still catching up after more than 4,000 flights were canceled earlier this week during Winter Storm Grayson - more popularly known as the #bombcyclone - a water-main break in JFK International Airport has left Terminal 4 completely flooded, forcing a shutdown of international flights.  Jan. 7

In a 2013 essay   entitled Pluto in Capricorn and our decaying infrastructure, Lynn Hayes wrote [1] :
One of the things I believe we’ll be facing over the next few years as Pluto travels through Capricorn is the erosion of the structures that support our human lives on the planet. Bridges, tunnels, buildings – all are ruled by Capricorn and subject to transformation while in Pluto’s domain.
On Jan.8 just a day before the incident, the last quarter Moon (in 4th house)  has the Sun activating Pluto in Capricorn on the descendant at NY. The Moon …

Baia: Ancient Rome's 'sin city'

Venus and Mars - Sandro Botticelli
Baia was the Las Vegas of the Roman Empire - the place where the rich and powerful came to carry out their illicit affairs. Rome's ultra-wealthy took weekend trips here to party. Powerful statesmen built luxurious villas on its beach, with heated spas and mosaic-tiled pools where they could indulge their wildest desires. One resident even commissioned a nymphaeum - a private grotto surrounded by marble statues, dedicated solely to 'earthly pleasure'. More than 2,000 years ago, Baia was the Las Vegas of the Roman Empire - a resort town approximately 30km from Naples on Italy's caldera-peppered west coast that catered to the whims of poets, generals and everyone in between. The great orator Cicero composed speeches from his retreat by the bay, while the poet Virgil and the naturalist Pliny maintained residences within easy reach of the rejuvenating public baths. It was also the place where the rich and powerful came to carry out their il…

Full Moon puts an end to an old casteist practice

A pair of slippers. What could be more banal, more harmless? Well, think again. If you're a resident of Janaura village in the district of Lalitpur in Bundelkhand, deep inside the innards of Uttar Pradesh, a pair of slippers is not just a pair of slippers. They acquire insidious meaning and come to embody the problematic politics of the region. Lalitpur, known, rather notorious, for being one of the most regressive districts in Bundelkhand – where governments seldom exert presence, let alone governance – is a fecund place for ancient feudal norms to survive and thrive. One such practice, stemming from caste-based prejudice has been prevalent in the village of Janaura; it dictates that people from the Ahirwar (so-called lower caste) sects must remove their slippers and carry them in their hands, when they walk past upper-caste villages or homes…….And just like that, a ritual carefully put into place by the powerful on the powerless, one that had magnified over the decades, instilli…

The Astrology of the Winter Storm Grayson

Winter Storm Grayson, a very large and powerful winter storm is threatening the East Coast of the United States with heavy snow, intense winds, and record-setting low temperatures. Winter storm watches and warnings have been issued for many coastal regions in north Florida to Maine from Wednesday into late Thursday. This week's storm may end up being worse than your average nor’easter, according to Bloomberg. It could produce a “bomb cyclone,” otherwise known as a bombogenesis, a phenomenon that occurs when a system’s central pressure drops steeply - 24 millibars or more - in 24 hours. If current computer models hold, that’ll start to happen somewhere off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and continue as the storm moves north. Hurricane-force wind warnings have been posted off the coast where ships could encounter winds of 80 miles (130 kilometers) an hour and waves as high as 26 feet on Thursday.

The  cu…

Is Trump about to punish Hillary?

The Fall of Ixionby Cornelis van Haarlem

There are several reports in the alternative media suggesting that Trump may be on the verge of putting Hillary Clinton behind bars. This led me examine their horoscopes to see if there was anything there that might indicate this. What I came up with is as below:
Trump’s solar arc directed Sun [0vi] is conjunct Hillary’s Mars [29le] (the position of the Great American Eclipse) and semi-square her Neptune [15li]; Ixion [15li] ; Mercury [16li] and South Node [16li].On September 28, 2017 Pluto [16cp] stationed for the last time square Hillary’s  stellium at [16li]. As we would expect, Pluto’s transit to Neptune has the effect of bringing to light all the deviousness and lies that were hidden.

But more significant is the role played by the centaur Ixion. The following extract from Nick Fiorenza from his excellent essay The Astronomy and Astrology of Ixion, explains what is really happening in the struggle between Trump and Hillary.

Ixion also seems …