Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Terror: Istanbul

Explosions and gunfire at the Istanbul Airport on Tuesday, killing around 50.  ISIS is the presumed culprit. 

reported between 10 and 1030pm

Bloodbath Formula
1.  Pallas septile PlutoPluto trine Jupiter (ruler of Pallas). 
2.  Venus trine Neptune and South Node.
3.  Venus opposite Pluto.
4.  Pluto square Moon
5.  Sun opposite Pluto.

This is the same Pallas-Pluto septile that brought us the recent Orlando attack.  The horoscope of Turkey is at the receding end of a Pluto-to-Pallas transit.

Islam's liberal apologists in the West have a growing problem.  For as Islamic violence continues to plague the world, it becomes ever harder to insist that theirs is a "religion of peace".

Good luck with that, and Happy Ramadan!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Brexit Part 2

We examined the transits against the EU and the United Kingdom on the date of the (recently passed) "Brexit" referendum in this post.  Today we look at the contemporary periods shown using the ancient Hellenistic "Zodiacal Releasing" technique as taught by Chris Brennan, using his free online calculator

First, the EU:

Columns from left to right are "levels" from large/major to sub/minor.  Note that the "Level 3" (third column, red) subperiod containing the referendum has a "lightning bolt" icon at the upper right.  This signifies a change in state or culmination relative to the containing "Level 2" subperiod (which began on 12/21/2014).  Also note that the purple line above the "Level 4" subperiod starting 7/15/2016 (shortly before the referendum) which also denotes a change in state.  So, on the EU level, the Hellenistic technique gives us hints that something significant was going to change. 

Onto the UK:

Note on the date of the referendum (June 23 2016) the subperiods from Level 2 to Level 4 (all but the far left column) are the some color and all have a "mountain peak" icon.  This is a clear indicator of a "peak" in achievement according to the technique and generally corresponds with when one's career experiences high points. 

The Zodiacal Releasing technique thus suggests "change" for the EU... and (I think) very good things for the United Kingdom on the referendum date. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Bitcoin Surges

In the past month, the price of Bitcoin has nearly doubled from a plateau of around 450USD to its current level of about 760USD.  The best prior indication that this was going to happen is not astrological but technical -- Bitcoin is due for a block halving which will reduce the rate of currency production by 50 percent. 

However, as usual there are interesting astrological connections.  This year's long conjunction of the transiting North Node and Jupiter falls in the Bitcoin horoscope's Second House (suggesting growth/increase of value) and forms a trine with Bitcoin's Sun (suggesting growth/increase in a general sense).  While Jupiter is moving slowly out of aspect, the North Node's trine to Bitcoin's Sun perfects on July 19, nine days after the block halving.  The technology and the astrology seem to be on the same page that this July could prove pivotal for the Bitcoin price. 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Terror: Orlando

Reported on Infowars:  "Approximately 20 killed and 42 injured after a gunman opened fire and took hostages at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, police said early Sunday."  The death toll has since been revised to 50, making this the worst mass-shooting in US history.

Bloodbath Formula
1.  Pallas septile PlutoPluto trine Jupiter (ruler of Pallas). 
2.  Venus square Nodes. 
3.  Venus indirectly quincunx Pluto and ruled Mercury which is sesquiquadrate Pluto.
4.  Pluto trine Moon
5.  Sun widely quincunx Pluto and ruled Mercury which is sesquiquadrate Pluto.
This expression of the formula is relatively weak -- no concurrent reports of major violence elsewhere.

The yod pitting Mars in Scorpio against Uranus and Venus hints at deadly violence against those who "love differently".

Against the horoscope of the state of Florida, we have not the usual transiting Pluto against natal Pallas but transiting Jupiter sesquiquadrate Florida's Pallas.  This suggests bad behavior not for its own sake but for some sort of cause.

time unknown

The suspected perpetrator, Omar Mateen, an Islamic Afgani-American, Wackenhut employee, and registered Democrat (apparently also aligned with ISIS), likely has the Bloodbath Formula in his horoscope.

Bloodbath Formula
1.  Pallas conjunct South Node and ruled by Venus which is conjunct Pluto
2.  Venus sextile Neptune
3.  Venus conjunct Pluto.
4.  Moon probably ruled by Venus which is conjunct Pluto; Moon possibly quindecile Pluto
5.  Sun ruled by Pluto.

Transiting Pluto at 16 Capricorn is widely square Mateen's Pallas at 24 Libra.

Had one or more nightclub patrons or bouncers been armed, this night might have gone much differently.  In Florida, bars are "gun free zones". 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali has died.  A tremendous fighter, both inside the boxing ring and out.  The fact that he risked jail over military conscription during the Vietnam War shows us that he had a strong ethical (therefore libertarian-leaning) sensibility, which gives us an excuse to examine his horoscope in this political blog.

ApollonianPallas conjunct Sun and ruled by Saturn which is trine Sun.
DionysianPallas quindecile Pluto.
The quindecile aspect is tighter than the conjunction, but conjunctions are generally stonger.  On "The Axis of Good and Evil" this puts Ali between the "Libertarian" and "Statist" quadrants, probably leaning more to the "Libertarian" side.  This is the primary anti-war vector. 

CapitalistNorth Node on Second House cusp.
CollectivistNeptune in Second House.
We have a strongly mixed economic signature, which usually (but not always) places the native in the Right-wing camp.  Had Ali been more interested in the minutiae of economic policy, he might have started to lean to the Right. 

ConservativeMoon quincunx North Node.
LiberalMoon quincunx South Node and ruled by Venus which has "collectivist" aspects (above).
The "liberal" side wins (it has the edge in mixed-signature cases), but the "conservative" vector helps explain the black-separatist tendencies which were stronger in his youth.

Libertarian-ish + mixed economics + mixed cultural -> closet libertarian??
It might have been interesting to see what might have happened had Ali been interested in more political issues than the Vietnam War and the defense and spread of Islam.

Pallas trine both sign rulers of Moon and quindecile Fourth House ruler Pluto:  the Pallas-Moon connection is the fighter's aspect in the horoscope.

Pallas conjunct Sun:  not only is this a strong libertarian vector but also is associated with focusing and/or "weaponizing" public personality expression.   Public figures with this aspect very often become synonymous with a cause, an ethic, and/or a skill.  I give a dozen or so examples in my Pallas lecture.

Pallas tightly quincunx Ascendant:  high physical agility.

Sun-Mars-Pluto T-square:   a life of fighting, and struggle against power.

Saturn conjunct Uranus in the Tenth:  rebelling against authority.

Venus square Uranus/Saturn:  Ali had four wives.

Chiron in Leo opposite Mercury in Aquarius:  speaking to the ills of the world; brain damage?

Leo Rising:  "I am the greatest".

Sun-Pallas/Saturn-Uranus/Neptune grand trine:  an inspiring, iconic rebel.

At his passing, transiting North Node and Jupiter were conjunct Ali's North Node, suggesting a great boon or the beginning of a new journey. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Bill Clinton

Since possibly suffering brain damage during heart surgery, former US President Bill Clinton has mostly stayed out of the spotlight.  He has decided to allow his wife Hillary, the former First Lady and presumptive front-runner for US President, to have the spotlight to herself this election season.  Bill is not the rock star politician he was decades ago -- he is "damaged goods" now that, on top of being a corrupt mass-murderer, he now also appears to be a brutal serial rapist.  Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is now drawing attention to Bill Clinton's troublesome rape allegations, giving us an excuse to examine the former President's chart. 

On one hand, Bill Clinton's reign was a bright spot in recent American history, boasting of a frenzied economic boom and a general spirit of optimism and hope.  Behind the scenes, however, cheap liquidity from the Fed fueled the massive mal-investment of capital which would bring the coming economic crash, and the Deep State was quietly laying the groundwork for war and domestic tyranny.  The fascistic horror of the GWBush and Obama administrations would not have been possible without years of preparation by the federal government in the 1990's.  History now suggests that Bill Clinton was not the great hero that many Americans saw in him, but an extremely problematic and even villainous figure.  Which means, of course, that his chart should not yield great surprises for regular visitors to this blog.

ApollonianPallas in the Third House parallel Mercury and trine Sun, ruler of Mercury.  Pallas is ruled by Jupiter which is trine the North Node.
DionysianPallas conjunct South Node and sesquiquadrate Pluto.
Both Dionysian/authoritarian and Apollonian/libertarian vectors are strong, but the Pallas conjunction to the South Node potentially overrules the ethical vectors.  On "The Axis of Good and Evil" this puts Clinton into the "Statist" (authoritarian) category, the most potentially dangerous one.

CapitalistVenus widely trine North Node.
CollectivistVenus conjunct Neptune; Second House co-ruler Mars conjunct Neptune and co-ruler Pluto widely trine South Node.
It's unusual to see a capitalist vector in a Left-wing politician, but not unheard-of.  Many liberals in the 90's took to calling Clinton "the best Republican President" perhaps in part for some economic policies that conservatives might agree with.  Mixed signatures like this usually identify as conservative, but in this case the collectivist indicators are probably quite a bit stronger than the capitalist one.  Criminal types virtually always have the "collectivist" indicator on top of a "Dionysian" Pallas. 

Conservative:  Venus (ruler of Moon) widely trine North Node..
LiberalMoon quincunx South Node and ruled by Venus which has "collectivist" aspects (above).
The "liberal" side wins, helping to explain why the Right hated him.

We have to look for the Bloodbath Formula.  Clinton murdered hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, mostly children, through economic sanctions, launched airstrikes in Kosovo to distract the media from his sex scandal, was involved in the Waco Massacre, and is accused by conspiracy-researchers of being complicit in the OKC bombing.  Also:  "Arkancide".  The Bloodbath Formula is also generally present in the charts of rapists whose charts do not contain the Rapist Formula.
1.  Pallas conjunct South Node and sesquiquadrate Pluto..
2.  Venus conjunct Neptune; Second House co-ruler Mars conjunct Neptune and co-ruler Pluto widely trine South Node.
3.  Venus tightly sextile Pluto, which rules the Second House.
4.  Pluto sextile Venus (ruler of Moon) and conjunct Saturn (ruler of Fourth House).
5.  Sun widely conjunct Pluto which is conjunct Saturn and septile Uranus (rulers of Fifth House).

Statist + moderate collectivist + cultural liberal + Bloodbath -> left authoritarian.   Many, including myself, were too blinded by our temporary dot-com wealth to notice that the State under Clinton was gearing up for a major offensive.  Many conservatives did notice, however, and were ignored.

Sun square Moon: suggesting a contentious relationship with women.  This third-quarter square also evokes the context of his administration in recent history, as the "last hurrah" before things go dark. 

Venus-Mars-Neptune triple conjunction:  shady financial dealings, and (probably) hidden rape.

Pallas in the Third House parallel Mercury and trine Sun, ruler of Mercury:  not just a libertarian indicator, Pallas-Mercury is an indicator for general analytical intelligence.  Clinton reportedly had a very high IQ.  

Mercury-Saturn-Pluto triple conjunction (sextile Venus):  I did not (Saturn) have sex (Pluto) with that woman (Venus).

Uranus conjunct North Node:  many US Presidents with high body counts have this conjunction.

Mars sesquiquadrate Moon in the Eighth:  suggesting sexual violence against women.  Mars/Moon contact is part of the Rapist Formula, but Clinton does not have the full formula. 

Mars in Libra Rising:  Clinton was infamous for flying off the handle and abusing those around him.

I voted for Clinton in my misguided Left-liberal youth.  I'm trying to atone. 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Robert Downey, Jr

"No news is good news", especially in the evil world of politics where the world's most effective psychopaths ply their trade, to humanity's detriment.  In the context of this blog, a lack of compelling news also gives us opportunity to discuss matters other than national politicians and mass murderers (but I repeat myself).

"Iron Man" actor Robert Downey, Jr. has for many years shared with the world his hilarious wit and (in the past had) fueled the tabloids with his drug problems.  He also enraged the Hollywood PC police by revealing politically conservative tendencies.  Unlike George Clooney, Downey seems more low-key about his politics.  Any brouhaha about his political views is more about his having these views at all, rather than about his shoving them in anyone's faces.

Conservatives, of course, form not the more unified spectrum that populates the Left.  They are, instead, an alliance of three (or four) groups which have different priorities and different astrology.  We can use astrology to help us see what sort of "conservative" Downey is, and also shed light on non-political facets of his personality.

ApollonianPallas trine North Node and ruled by Uranus and Saturn which are square the Nodes.
DionysianPallas quincunx Pluto and ruled by Uranus which is conjunct Pluto and by Saturn which is opposite Pluto.
Downey is strong in both Apollonian and Dionysian factors, but the Apollonian factors are Node-related.  On "The Axis of Good and Evil" this likely puts him into the "Criminal" category early in life, but suggests a high likelihood he will gradually move toward the "Libertarian" quadrant over time.   I call this a "whistleblower" configuration, as whistleblowers very often have these Nodal configurations with Pallas.

Capitalist:  nothing.
CollectivistVenus trine South Node.
Downey is no Ayn Rand acolyte. 

Conservative:  nothing.
LiberalNeptune in the Fourth House opposite/contraparallel the Moon and Fourth House ruler Jupiter.
Hyper-liberal in the social sense.

Whistleblower + collectivist + cultural liberal  -> leftist (authoritarian) to (potential) libertarian
The older he gets, the harder it will be for him to retain a mainstream-Left world view.  He's not conservative in the least: he's a libertarian waiting to hatch out of a "liberal" shell.  There is no guarantee that he will actualize this potential, however. 

Sun/Venus - Ascendant - South Node (on Fifth House) Grand Trine:  brilliant superstar, losing himself.

Neptune in the Fourth House opposite/contraparallel the Moon and Fourth House ruler Jupiter: very likely related to his drug problems.

Sun conjunct Venus in Aries:  aggressive charm.

Pallas on the Descendant:  probably also related to charm.

Sun conjunct retrograde Mercury in Aries: those hilarious rapid-fire under-the-breath quips.

Mars (action) conjunct Uranus (technology) and Pluto (power) opposite Saturn (armor):
"Iron Man".  The Second and Eighth House emphasis here also reflects the billionaire comic-book hero.  The Taurus MC and Leo Ascendant mirror Donald Trump