Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Pallas and Uranus

I've been studying the asteroid ("dwarf planet") Pallas for years now, comparing the placement of Pallas in thousands of birth charts.  Through a massive trial-and-error process, a theory of the practical function of Pallas has emerged.  This theory is the key component to my method for directly mapping sociopolitical ideology to the birth chart, a method which forms a focal point of this blog.

Not too long ago, I gave a talk on my findings on Pallas for NCGR in San Francisco.  While this talk remains (to my knowledge) the most comprehensive overview in existence of the practical interpretation of Pallas, it was missing a significant piece.  Because I did not yet have a compelling theory on Pallas in aspect to Uranus, I left Uranus out of the talk.  I now believe I have such a theory.

The Pallas-Uranus aspect is, in my estimation, the aspect of the Demiurge, the builder of worlds.  Pallas (intelligence) plus Uranus (breaking away, differentiation) seems to indicate the ability to deliberately create a new reality.  Persons without this aspect can certainly invent significant technologies or fictional universes, but there is a noticeable difference in Uranus-Pallas natives who do these things.  These persons are often ceaseless fountains of innovation, and the worlds they create or evoke have a life of their own which often grows far beyond their creator.  Here is some evidence:


FICTION

 

George Lucas - Pallas conjunct Uranus
Creator of "Star Wars" and its universe.

Isaac Asimov - Pallas conjunct Uranus
Author/creator of the "Foundation" universe.

Warren Ellis - Pallas conjunct Uranus
Author/creator of "Planetary".  The majority of his stories are miniature world-building exercises. 

Gene Roddenberry - Pallas quincunx Uranus and conjunct Uranus ruler Neptune.
Creator of "Star Trek".

JRR Tolkien - Pallas at 15 Aquarius, widely square Uranus
Author/creator of "Lord of the Rings" and its universe.

JK Rowling - Pallas at 15 Aquarius, quincunx Uranus
Author/creator of "Harry Potter" and its universe.

Stan Lee - Pallas square Uranus
Creator of the "Marvel Universe" of super-heroes. 

Kim Stanley Robinson - Pallas trine Uranus
Author/creator of the "Mars Trilogy" and its extremely rich universe.

Frank Herbert - Pallas septile Uranus
Author/creator of "Dune".


SOCIOPOLITICAL 

 

George HW Bush - Pallas conjunct Uranus 
The man who brought the term "New World Order" into the popular lexicon.

Bernie Sanders - Pallas opposite Uranus 
A man currently wooing millions into his own vision of a "Socialist" America

Arianna Huffington - Pallas trine/parallel Uranus
HuffPo is something of a universe unto itself.

Ron Paul - Pallas trine Uranus (helped by Sun/Mercury)
The "spark" of modern libertarian culture (and its mutant child the Tea Party). 

Karl Marx - Pallas square Uranus
Creator of a notional world which many in the 20th century attempted to make real.

Margaret Thatcher - Pallas square Uranus
Creator of a sort of "alternate England" not seen before or since.

Kim Il-Sung - Pallas sesquiquadrate Uranus
Creator of North Korea, a universe unto itself.

Jim Jones - Pallas sesquiquadrate Uranus
"Jonestown".

Marshall Applewhite - Pallas sesquiquadrate Uranus
Leader of the "Heaven's Gate" cult. 

Adolf Hitler - Pallas tridecile / mundane-square Uranus, Pallas semisquare ruler of Uranus
Another world-builder.

L Ron Hubbard - Pallas sextile Uranus
Prolific science-fiction author and creator of the world-view called Scientology.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Mercury at the midpoint of Uranus and Pallas.
Author of fiction, and forefather of the modern totalitarian State.

Donald Trump - Pallas parallel Uranus
Creator of a real estate and media empire,  one which may acquire the United States soon.

Rupert Murdoch - Pallas contraparallel Uranus (bridged by Sun)
Fox News, like HuffPo, is something like its own universe.


TECHNOLOGICAL

 

Thomas Edison - Pallas conjunct Uranus
Through technologies he either created or stole, is also the author of a world:  ours.

Steve Jobs - Pallas quincunx Uranus (bridged by Jupiter)
Brought us the "universe" of Apple products.

Joy Mangano - Pallas in Aquarius opposite Uranus
Inventor and midwife of a "world" of household devices.


ANTHROPOLOGICAL

 

Anne Frank - Pallas conjunct Uranus
The WW2 diarist who recreated her tiny universe for the world.

Margaret Mead - Pallas square Uranus (helped by Mercury)
The legendary anthropologist who brought the cultures of Samoa and others to the West.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - Pallas semisquare Uranus
Soviet gulag survivor who revealed that "world" to the rest of the world.


ART/ENTERTAINMENT (non-fiction)


Elvis Presley - Pallas conjunct Uranus
A "world-builder" in popular music if ever there was one.

Miles Davis - Pallas square Uranus
Created or helped to create numerous major sub-genres of Jazz.

Hugh Hefner - Pallas square Uranus (helped by Mercury)
Created the Playboy "universe" of entertainment for males.

Johann Sebastian Bach - Pallas at Uranus-Neptune midpoint, semisextile Uranus
Developer of the chromatic 12-tone scale upon which virtually all Western music is based.


I hope this communicates some of the "feel" of this aspect.  As with all my Pallas research, this is probably just the tip of the iceberg.  For numerous similar examples of Pallas in aspect to the other planets, please see my "Interpreting Pallas" talk.

My own chart has Mars in Gemini conjunct my Pallas-Uranus midpoint, perhaps accounting for my own knack for discovering new astrological techniques. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Santorum Drops Out

I didn't fully register that Rick Santorum was running for President again, but this matters not: he has just dropped out.  As with Rand Paul who has also dropped out, Santorum did not do well enough in the Iowa caucuses to justify going on.  And, as with Paul dropping out, we have significant activity involving our injurious astrological friend Chiron. 


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Transiting Jupiter and North Node quincunx Santorum Chiron:  public injury which impacts the future. 

Transiting Uranus conjunct solar arc Chiron:  injury, perhaps unexpected.

Transiting Pluto/Mercury/Venus square solar arc Chiron:  news that brings "death" and injury, possibly involving money. 


Unless you are actually in the business of healing and fixing things and people, Chiron is probably not your friend. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Rand Paul Drops Out

Rand Paul has suspended his bid for the US presidency in the face of dismal Iowa results and fundraising.  In the face of the aggressive and uncompromising image of his rivals Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Rand's watered-down brand of libertarianism doesn't seem to have caught on.  This is in stark contrast to Rand's father Ron Paul who made few (if any) compromises on principle during his presidential runs -- and inspired massive support and a general awakening of libertarianism in America.  A sad day for "work-within-the-system" libertarians and perhaps a lesson to future liberty candidates. 

Transits/progression against Rand's chart (time of birth and time of decision unknown):




Transiting Pluto conjunct Paul Sun, triggered by transiting Mercury:  news triggers a type of death. 

Progressed Sun and Chiron conjunct Paul Jupiter in Pisces, triggered by transiting Neptune:  hopes and dreams wounded and made to disappear. 

Transiting Saturn square Paul Pluto:  power, restrained.


This makes Donald Trump the closest thing we have to an anti-war candidate.  I have some serious problems with him (not the least of which is his record of imminent domain abuse) but he appears to be the least evil of the pack now that Rand is out. 

I'm glad, at least, that I'm not writing about yet another terror attack (see last month's posts). 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Terror in Nigeria

Last night, radical Islamist Boko Haram militants slaughtered over a hundred in an attack on the village of Dalori (three miles from Maiduguri).




Bloodbath Formula
1.  Pallas ruler Saturn parallel Pluto.
2.  Venus sextile Neptune.
3.  Venus conjunct Pluto.
4.  Moon ruler Venus conjunct PlutoPluto rules Fourth House
5.  Pluto parallel Saturn and square Uranus, co-rulers of Sun.


There is (of course) a Pluto-to-Pallas transit against the chart of Nigeria.  Transiting Pluto is novile Nigeria's Pallas, widely sextile progressed Pallas, and tightly square solar arc Pallas. 




These mass-violence-related posts are very easy to write because the same factors seem to always appear in the related astrology.  But I wouldn't mind having some good news to write about now. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Government Attacks Militia

Yesterday FBI and Oregon state police accosted members of the group occupying an abandoned Federal building in a land-rights protest.  The standoff apparently continues but now one protester is dead and members of the Bundy family and others are in custody.

Transits of the assault against the chart for the start of the occupation are interesting.




Transiting Mercury and MC conjoin both the "natal" Pluto in Capricorn the Seventh and Uranus in Aries in the Tenth, triggering "death from others in authority" connected to "sudden action by authorities".

Transiting Mercury on the Seventh House cusp of the occupation chart semisquare Mars in Libra in the Fourth House conjunct Moon:  again, the theme of "other" parties, here connected to earth/land.

Transiting Jupiter tightly trine natal Pallas:  under this kind of configuration, ethics or the lack thereof often reach the public eye.

Transiting Sun at protest Eighth House cusp:  "society" brings death.  The Sun is going to be in there for nearly a month, which does not bode well for our protesters. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Terror in Somalia

Last week suspected Islamic militants attacked and occupied a beachfront restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia.  Somali government forces (yes, Somalia has had a government for a number of years now) ended the siege the following day.  It should be needless to say that had a few of the patrons of the restaurant been armed, they could have ended the attack as it was happening, thereby reducing the death toll.




Bloodbath Formula
1.  Pallas ruler Saturn parallel Pluto.
2.  Venus quintile Neptune and square the Nodes.
3.  Venus parallel Pluto.
4.  Moon quindecile PlutoPluto rules Fourth House
5.  Sun parallel Pluto.



There is (of course) a Pluto-to-Pallas transit against the chart of (the new government of) Somalia.  Transiting Pluto is square Somalia's Pallas.  This is waning square, already five degrees past its peak, but is bridged by a tight square to Pluto from transiting Uranus.  




At the time I first wrote about Somalia, I did not know it had recently formed a government. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Terror in Pakistan

At least 22 dead at the hands of militants at Bacha Kahn University in Charsadda, Pakistan

This does not bode well for peace in 2016, because the current Pallas-Pluto conjunction is, in theory, pretty much over.  Which suggests that the parallel declination which we have between Saturn (sign co-ruler of Pallas for most of the year) and Pluto may be enough in itself to allow large-scale violence to erupt.  We'll have a better idea once retrograding Mercury is out of the way. 




Bloodbath Formula
1.  Pallas widely conjunct Pluto via stellium, Pallas ruler Saturn parallel Pluto.
2.  Venus square the Nodes.
3.  Venus parallel Pluto.
4.  Moon/Fourth-House ruler Mercury conjunct Pluto.
5.  Sun widely-conjunct/parallel Pluto.


There is (again) a Pluto-to-Pallas transit against the chart of Pakistan, with transiting Pluto sextile Pakistan's Pallas, semisquare progressed Pallas, and trine solar arc Pallas.  When Pluto weakens or nullifies discrimination and ethics (ruled by Pallas), bad judgment and/or violence are often not far behind.