Tuesday, August 26, 2014

California Gun Wait Period Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge has just ruled California's 10-day waiting period for gun purchases to be unconstitutional.  Because this is an increase in civil rights (through a decrease in government) and also because it involves weapons, we look to astrological activity involving Pallas.  The article linked above does not report a time for the ruling, so the time for the transit/progression chart for California, below, is arbitrary.  

Note that California's progressed Pallas is now at the IC, a location for Pallas which in my research consistently associates with martial arts and weapons.  During the ruling, the current Mars/Saturn conjunction is trine with this progressed Pallas (Mars suggesting action and Saturn suggesting authority).  Transiting Mercury is opposite progressed Pallas -- I find that aspects or progressions involving Mercury or the Sun with Pallas pretty much always accompany news that libertarians would consider positive.

Transiting Jupiter is very close to a quindecile with California's "natal" Pallas.  It's probably reasonable to assume some kind of counterattack by the State of California in the near future. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Napa Earthquake

This is off-topic, but the earthquake which hit Northern California early this morning has a pretty interesting chart.  The time is approximate, within 10 minutes. 

Note first that Uranus (disruption, surprises) is at the top of the chart conjunct the South Node (loss, dissolution).  This conjunction is at the center of a yod between Mercury (the bringer of information) and a Saturn-Mars conjunction (action and violence with/against structure).  Uranus also aspects nearly everything else on the chart.  In this configuration the "message" Mercury brings may be one of destruction (Pluto, trine Mercury) and disruption (Uranus, quincunx Mercury). 

Note that we are just past a "New Moon" with the Sun and Moon very tightly parallel.  Astrology aside, this could well have real and measurable gravitational impact. 

Ceres in the Fourth House is interesting though inconclusive.  Ceres-Moon contacts seem to bear some correlation to kidnappings, but in the case of Napa we're looking at homes (buildings) being taken away rather than children.  Ceres was in Cancer in the Fourth House during the big 1989 quake. 

Saturn (structure/authority) on the chart for the State of California is at 19Aries49.  That's where Uranus and the South Node are for the earthquake chart. 

I don't think Pallas on the IC is relevant, but I'll be keeping my eye out for it in the future. 

I am (probably) the world's foremost expert on the practical astrology of Pallas.  Claimed expertise comes from hundreds of trial-and-error case studies, most of which I have posted online for free perusal by the public.  I haven't studied the astrology of earthquakes, so this post is mostly for "fun" and won't be the most authoritative astrological word on the topic. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Ferguson Revisited

In my earlier post about the Michael Brown killing by a police officer, I used the chart for St Louis, MO because the incorporation data for Ferguson was not available.  A kind reader has informed me that astro-columnist Matthew Currie has published the data.  Because Currie dismisses asteroids, he misses the Pallas connection I've published nearly a thousand mini-case studies about (in this blog and in my site linked above).

After doing a few hundred of these case studies on Pallas, I concluded years ago (based on the data and not on wishful thinking) that Pallas rules the "libertarian" Non-Aggression-Principle.  If Pallas is strong on your chart, you never strike first and you only do so for defensive purposes.  When certain planets (particularly Pluto) form a transiting aspect against Pallas on a natal or progressed chart, that non-aggression ethic is weakened or put to the test.  I continue to publish case studies on Pallas on this blog, and each one only strengthens the "libertarian Pallas" premise. 

Currie does a good job describing the standard astrological action in the chart for Ferguson during the Brown killing.  I'll leave that to him, and encourage my readers to peruse his article. 

Here's Currie's Ferguson chart, with the transits for the Brown killing on the outside.  Note that transiting Pluto is sextile with Ferguson's Pallas.  Transiting Pluto is also quincunx Ferguson's own Pluto which happens to be the ruler of Ferguson's Pallas.  Because Ferguson's Pallas is "natally" configured very strongly with Pluto, and because Ferguson's chart also contains the rest of the Bloodbath Formula (Pluto rules/quindeciles the Sun and Venus, the Pluto-ized Sun rules the Moon, and Neptune is conjunct the ruler of Venus), I consider some bloodshed to have been extremely likely during the current Pluto transit in Ferguson.  I'm grateful it hasn't been worse. 

As a "bonus", note that transiting Pallas is conjunct Ferguson's South Node...  with Pallas as ethics and the South Node as loss or weakness, you can see another way in which Pallas figures into the Brown killing. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

NYC/Chicago Murders

From Drudge:   15 shot in eight hours in New York City and seven killed and 29 wounded in Chicago.  Here's the chart and Bloodbath Formula for one of the NYC shootings (two fatalities).

1.  Pallas square Pluto.
2.  Venus quincunx Neptune.
3.  Venus widely quincunx and contraparallel Pluto, which is sesquiquadrate Venus' ruler the Sun.
4.  Moon widely trine Pluto and ruled by Venus which is configured with Pluto.
5.  Sun sesquiquadrate Pluto.

Why are NYC and Chicago such epicenters for gun-related murders?  Gun bans.  By definition, the only persons owning handguns in those cities are government employees and criminals. 

Peace-loving Pallas is only at the beginning of her co-opting by deadly Pluto by aspect.  In all likelihood the coming month will bring us more bloodshed.  As is to be expected, the violence is more likely to occur in government-decreed "gun free zones". 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Trouble in Ferguson MO

As often happens, police fired upon and killed an unarmed citizen last week.  Because this occurred in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, MO, the local population rose in anger resulting in protests, riots,  looting, and a brutal crackdown by the militarized local police. 

I can't locate incorporation data for Ferguson.  However, transits and progressions during the Michael Brown shooting against the chart (time unknown) for St. Louis are extremely descriptive of recent events. 

Transiting Pluto conjunct St Louis Mars (ruler of Sun/Mercury/Uranus):  Powerful activation of potentially violent energies.  

Transiting Pluto approaching quintile with St Louis Pallas:  bad judgment, authoritarianism, violence likely. 

Transiting Neptune square St Louis Neptune:  confusion/disillusionment?

Transiting Uranus conjunct St Louis Jupiter: Sudden unexpected publicity. 
Transiting Saturn conjunct St Louis Sun:  Struggle, possibly with/against authority. 

Progressed Moon conjunct progressed Mars:  conflict (Mars) involving population and/or race issues (Moon).  Because there is no time for the St Louis incorporation data, the "natal" and therefore the progressed Moon can be off by up to almost seven degrees...  however, this conjunction makes something of a case for rectifying the incorporation time for around noon. 

Transiting Mars conjunct St Louis Uranus:  setting off (Mars) popular rebellion (Uranus). 

Note that the St Louis chart has Pallas conjunct Pluto:  violence seems more likely here than in many other major cities.  Note also Jupiter trine Moon and square Mars:  exaggeration/expansion (Jupiter) of violence (Mars) involving race (Moon). 


Transiting Pallas is starting to get within range of a square with Pluto.  I expect more worldwide violence in the coming weeks, peaking about a week into September and then subsiding. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bitcoin Plunge

As of this moment, Bitcoin has plunged about 10% from its recent plateau of about $600 per coin to about $550.  Much of the drop was in the past 12 hours, though the price had been sinking in the past week or so.  Aside from increased talk of a "Bitlicensing" scheme by the government of New York, there is no clear news triggering the sell-off.

To be honest, it's been harder for me to call price movements this year than last, because of new factors in 2014.  Neptune has been hovering near progressed Venus, and Saturn spent much of this year square progressed Venus:  these may have indicated/caused price depression and/or stifled price movement.  Nevertheless, the transits and progressions for today suggest a number of reasons why the price would be low.

Transiting Neptune tightly conjunct progressed Venus:  Loss (Neptune) of value (Venus).  This peaks in about two weeks.

Transiting Jupiter approaching exact conjunction with Bitcoin South Node:  Bad (South Node) news/publicity (Jupiter). This peaks in just over two weeks.

Transiting South Node approaching exact conjunction with Bitcoin MC:  Decrease (South Node) of authority/prominence (MC)?  This peaks in early December.

I make no guarantees about my astrologically-fueled guesses and do not offer advice, but personally I'm holding for now, and planning to buy in two weeks or so and in December.  In January transiting Pluto forms another conjunction with the Bitcoin Sun -- I consider this to be a temporal center for potentially extreme price activity, and sometimes the activity starts a couple of months in advance of the exact conjunction.  Whether up or down (or both) I am not certain: I think there's a chance of seeing a new all-time high, or a catastrophic price implosion. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Robin Williams Suicide?

Actor/comedian Robin Williams is dead, an apparent suicide. While not a political event, this unfortunate event is yet another illustration of transits which affect Pallas on the natal chart.  Under such transits, life tests our ethics, our judgment, our sense of responsibility, and our ability to gauge the effects of our actions on the world around us.  When Pallas is strong, peace and liberty flourish:  when she is weakened by transit (often with Pluto but also Jupiter), we see bad judgment, violence, and (in the political world) authoritarianism.

This is Williams' birth chart with transits and progressions for the time of the call reporting his death:

Transiting Jupiter is strongly opposite Pallas in the chart -- this is the primary trigger in my opinion.  Also, transiting Pluto is opposite Uranus (co-ruler of natal Pallas) and squine with Saturn (co-ruler of natal Pallas and ruler of progressed Pallas).  The picture with Williams' Pallas against the current transits suggests a period in which his sense of judgment would be extremely challenged and/or impaired. 

Transiting Neptune conjunct natal North Node:   receptivity (North Node) to unseen forces and/or self-dissolution (Neptune)? This theme is underscored by the transiting North Node conjunct natal Neptune

Transiting Saturn in the First House trine natal Vesta:  Saturn in the First near the Ascendant may suggest a general feeling of struggle through life during the transit.  I don't think anybody has figured Vesta out, but the transit may suggest a weighty consideration (Saturn) of what one considers worth investing in (Vesta?). 

Transiting Pallas conjunct progressed Sun: Ethics and/or decision-making processes are forefront. 

Transiting Sun is conjunct natal Pluto:  death (Pluto) spotlighted (Sun).

Mercury return:  Mercury rules the Eighth House of death. 

Williams' natal Pallas is quite weak to begin with, and I believe this is also a contributing factor.  His Pallas is quindecile Pluto and is ruled by Uranus (which is square Jupiter) and Saturn (which is quindecile Jupiter).  A weak Pallas combined with a strong Neptune may be a possible indicator of potential substance-abuse problems.

Condolences to his family and friends.