Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ferguson Riot II

The grand jury deliberating Michael Brown's death decided yesterday not to press charges against police officer Darren Wilson.  While, given the evidence that has been released to the public, this is a reasonable conclusion, hell immediately broke loose in Ferguson. 

The obvious transits (to most astrologers):

Transiting Mars and transiting Jupiter forming challenging aspects with Ferguson's Mars:  action riled-up and exacerbated. 

Transiting Jupiter probably conjunct Ferguson's Moon in Leo:  racial identity of the population, blown up.

Transiting Pluto quincunx Ferguson's Pluto:  destructive energies unleashed.

The non-obvious transit: 

Transiting Pluto sextile Ferguson's Pallas:  the temporary removal or weakening of ethical barriers against violence. 

Black men are murdered fairly regularly by police overstepping their authority.  In those cases, which are clearly unwarranted killings, the mainstream press is silent.  Instead, they choose to incite race-war by hyping up cases like this one and the Trayvon Martin case in which there is clearly a reasonable doubt as to the guilt of the shooter.  This is not just irresponsible:  it's destructively criminal.  It's also driving Americans in droves to the likes of Infowars, RT, and Drudge.  I am one of these. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Afghan Suicide Bombing

exact location may be incorrect

A suicide bombing at a volleyball game in Afghanistan has killed about 50 today.  Here's the Bloodbath Formula in the event chart: 

1.  Pallas sextile Pluto.
2.  Venus square Neptune.
3.  Pluto undecile Venus, indirectly quincunx her ruler Jupiter, and septile Mercury (ruler of Second House).
4.  Pluto novile Sun (ruler of Fourth House) and indirectly quincunx Moon's ruler Jupiter. 
5.  Pluto novile Sun

Yes, it's a bit weak... which is probably why Drudge hasn't reported other violence this morning. 

We are still in the waning Pallas-Pluto sextile:  violence and oppression are to be expected as long as Pallas remains in the area of Pluto's effect. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

Two reportedly Palestinian cousins started a killing spree in a Jerusalem synagogue during worship this morning.  They killed three Americans and one Briton before being slain by police.  This is a convenient excuse for the bloodthirsty Israeli government to start up the war machine again:  I have no doubt that the likes of Alex Jones will be noting this and looking for evidence of a false flag attack.  It would not surprise me if he found it.  We are still in the waning Pallas-Pluto sextile:  violence and oppression are to be expected as long as the orb holds. 

time unknown: reported as "morning"

As usual for this type of event, we have a Bloodbath Formula, in this instance triggered by the Moon and Venus simultaneously moving to complete the formula:

1.  Pallas sextile Pluto which is conjunct Pallas co-ruler Mars.
2.  Venus square Neptune.
3.  Venus novile Pluto.
4.  Moon square Pluto.
5.  Sun co-ruled by Mars which is conjunct Pluto

I believe that the Mercury-Pallas conjunction is reducing the violence we would normally see under this configuration. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bill Cosby, Rapist?

Women have been accusing family-friendly comedian Bill Cosby of rape for decades now, but recently the spate of allegation has been front page news.  Here's a transit chart for Cosby for two days ago, when the stories were attaining escape velocity: 

Transiting Pluto is conjunct Cosby's MC:  the destruction of one's public image.

Transiting Neptune is square his Venus, ruling his Second and Seventh Houses:  the dissolving one one's resources and relationships.

Transiting Jupiter is square his Eighth-House Scorpio Mars:  the publishing of one's sexual activities.  Alleged, in this case.

Jupiter is also quincunx his Pallas:  the publishing of one's ethics. 

Transiting South Node conjunct his Descendant:  relationships dissolving, again. 

All of this nastiness has inspired me to look for a "Rapist Formula" on the charts of rapists who don't kill, in the same vein as my Bloodbath Formula for multiple murderers.  Obviously, it'll take me a while to process enough charts to be sure, but I've checked a half-dozen already and clear patterns are already emerging. 

1.  Compromised Pallas, representing a willingness to violate the rights of others.
2.  Venus + Neptune (or some variant thereof): difficulty distinguishing "mine" from "yours".
3.  Sun-Mars-Jupiter aspect triangle.  All three, connected by at least two "legs". 

The Sun-Mars-Jupiter aspect triangle is a new one for me, but it makes sense for the charts of non-lethal rapists.  Jupiter hypes up the aggression and sexual energy of Mars, and the addition of the Sun indicates a personal identification with this.  The triangle does not appear in the charts I've checked for killer-rapists:  apparently this is an entirely different pathology.

Yes, Bill Cosby has all of these chart features.  His Pallas is opposite Pluto, his Venus conjunct his South Node, and the Sun-Mars-Jupiter aspect triangle is fairly obvious.  This is not proof of guilt, but it's certainly disturbing. 

I plan to slowly build a collection of rapist charts and publish them here where I've got my multiple-murderers.  It won't be any time soon, as I'm already undertaking a slow project to update what's already there. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

"Late Capitalism"?

My friend the conservative blogger Promethean Antagonist, with whom I share not all but certainly many political views, recently broke his silence to comment on the the Neo-Marxist term "late capitalism".  I had to look up the term because I'd never heard it before.  I find it interesting that Left-wing lingo often requires special education or indoctrination to understand, after which the Leftist faithful then look down their nose at those barbarians not in the know.  These terms include "social contract", "privilege", and "social justice" as well as "late capitalism".  They require belief in their underlying doctrines (remember, religious Neptune rules the Left) as a condition of their intended use. 

The complex shades of meaning that these terms encapsulate often contain falsehoods or unproven assumptions.  Nobody actually signs a "social contract" (Jean-Jacques Rousseau certainly proved that he did not feel himself bound to any sort of social responsibility).  "Privilege" is a term of attack these days, very often levied at persons who have done no wrong.  "Social justice" generally means using the guns of the State to unjustly steal from one group to give to another.  Finally, "late capitalism" implies the Marxist eschatology in which capitalism folds and gives way to socialism and finally communism.  But as Mr. Antagonist notes, it's actually the reverse:  socialism and communism inevitably fail and capitalism arises in its place. 

Capitalism, of course, is merely the extension of the natural urge of many life forms to claim resources needed for their survival and to respect the similar claims of other members of the same species.  Dogs, bears, and birds claim territory and/or build homes -- and defend these against others of their own species.  Rodents claim stockpiles of food.  Plants claim root space.  Marx, who himself took great pride in the upper-bourgeois trappings paid for by Friedrich Engels' factory, would have us believe that this behavior isn't natural. 

Astrologically, there are indicators for capitalism (Venus/Second-House without Neptune or South Node, often with North Node; and/or strong Pallas).  This automatically implies that the metaphysical root of capitalism is as old as, and will last as long as, our solar system.  For the neo-Marxists to realize their dream of moving humanity beyond capitalism, they would have to prevent enough human births of astrologically "capitalist" babies to insure a solid Neptunian majority.  After this, human civilization would perish.  As Ludwig von Mises proved through logical deduction and as history demonstrates, the degree of capitalism in a society is directly proportional to its ability to persist and thrive. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Pallas Sextile Pluto

One can tell what sort of astrological aspects Pallas is forming in the sky simply by reading the news.  This morning two of the breaking news stories involved a suicide bombing in Nigeria and a possible new initiative from the American Emperor to bring the internet under government control.  While these acts seem unrelated, both are types of aggression.  When aggression runs free in the world, we can be fairly sure that Pallas is weakened by transit, usually because she is forming an aspect with Pluto

In this case we have a sextile between Pallas and Pluto, exacerbated by Pluto's conjunction with Mars because Mars is a co-ruler of Pallas in Scorpio.  When the sign ruler of Pallas receives aspects that would weaken Pallas, Pallas experiences some weakening effect. 

This chart is for the time of the DC news story.  No time has yet been reported for the Nigeria bombing, but even without the time we have a Bloodbath Formula:

1.  Pallas sextile Pluto and co-ruled by Mars which is conjunct Pluto.
2.  Venus quincunx South Node.
3.  Moon opposite Pluto.
4.  Venus co-ruled by Mars which is conjunct Pluto; Venus conjunct Sun which is under Pluto's influence.
5.  Sun septile Pluto and co-ruled by Mars which is conjunct Pluto. 

I believe that the proximity of Mercury and the Sun to Pallas is helping to mitigate the damage. But we may see yet more damage before Pallas is clear of Pluto. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

California Proposition 47 Passes

California voters just decided to drop the War on Drugs.  Proposition 47, which releases drug-war prisoners and downgrades drug possession to a misdemeanor, passed in this week's election.  This is a significant reduction in state aggression for California.  In my experience, reduction of aggression always corresponds astrologically with the strengthening of Pallas (by the Sun, Mercury, and/or the North Node) by transit and/or progression.  This blog reports on many similar events and corresponding transits.

Here's California's chart with transits and progressions for around the time the polls closed.

The transiting North Node is quincunx California's progressed Pallas.  Transiting Mercury is trine California's natal Pallas.  The Sun is trine California's progressed Pallas.

This interesting development also makes sense given the California election day transits.