Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Weiner Emerges Yet Again

Anthony Weiner, husband to Hillary partner Huma Abedin, has once again been caught sending pictures of his penis.  This appears to be the end of their marriage.  It is convenient for the Clinton campaign, which can once again capitalize on sympathy from the public to obscure Huma's connections with radical Islamic organizations. 

Transiting Jupiter at 27 Libra is sextile Weiner's Pallas at 27 Scorpio -- Jupiter transits against Pallas are generally present when violations of ethics become public. 

Transiting Pluto is opposite Weiner's progressed Moon at 16 Cancer -- death of female relationship and family. 

Transiting Chiron is opposite Weiner's progressed Venus -- injury to relationship.

Now all they need to do is find some way to blame Weiner on Trump

Monday, August 29, 2016

Terror: Yemen

From Reuters via Huffington Post:  "A suicide bomber killed at least 54 people when he drove a car bomb into a militia compound in Aden on Monday, the health ministry said, in one of the deadliest attacks claimed by Islamic State in the southern Yemeni port city."


exact time unknown: "breakfast"


Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas novile Pluto.
2.  Venus in the Twelfth House.
3.  Venus squine Pluto.
4.  Pluto in the Fourth House.
5.  Sun ruled by Mercury which is squine Pluto.

Yemen's Pallas (1990 chart) is at 2 Gemini 15.  Transiting Pluto is currently sesquiquadrate this position.   Pluto generally aspects the Pallas of both the location and the perpetrators of mass-murder events. 

The current Bloodbath configuration is very weak.  About a week from now, a stronger one will appear. 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

More Election Bits

In this article, Jack Kerwick writes that Trump "in as little as 14 or so months, has ripped the System asunder."  Astrologers such as myself have been wondering what the main effect of the 2014-2015 Pluto opposition to the US Sun has been (or will be).  Perhaps Trump and his shredding of the stories America spins about its own political system are that effect. 

Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, a long-time commentator on the minutiae of US foreign policy, writes that "A vote for Hillary is a vote for nuclear war.".  A Hillary win and subsequent nuclear holocaust might also account for the Pluto transit against the US Sun, albeit belatedly.

Mundane astrology guru William Stickevers applies his considerable powers to predict a Trump landslide here.  Which, if Paul Craig Roberts and his ilk are correct, may well save us from annihilation. Or, at least, a whole lot of taxes. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Two 2016 Election Predictions

In the August 9, 2016 edition of the "E-News Commentary" published for members of the NCGR, astrologer Bob Marks explains that the chart for Dixville Notch, NH, on midnight the morning of a US national election, is the chart for the election as a whole.  This small town opens its single polling location before any other in the country and therefore begins the election.  Marks writes that this election chart has indicated, without fail, the winner of the presidency since Dixville Notch began its early-polling tradition in 1960.  Marks reports that when the Ascendant or Midheaven of this election chart is afflicted by one or more outer planets, the currently reigning party will lose the election.  Because, he writes, this upcoming election's chart is devoid of such afflictions, the Democratic Party and its nominee Hillary Clinton will win.   I have examined many of these Dixville Notch election charts and will attest that there does seem to be a pattern. 




Mr. Marks may well be right if his method holds...  perhaps.   However, once we introduce a few minor aspects and loosen our criteria the story potentially changes.  In this coming election chart:

Mars (technically not an outer planet but prominent in many of these election charts) is quincunx the AscendantSaturn is "squine" (105 degrees) the Ascendant and widely conjunct Venus, ruler of the MidheavenUranus is quadrinovile the AscendantNeptune is widely opposite the AscendantPluto is sesquiquadrate the Ascendant.  Tight minor aspects and wide orbs for major ones... but quite a few of them. 

On top of this pile-up of apparently weak factors, we have Jupiter in the Second House (hinting at an economic recovery more likely under massive tax cuts), Uranus parallel the North Node (hyping up the possibility of unexpected change), and Pallas square both Mercury and the Sun and ruled by the North-Node-aspected Uranus (suggesting a strong libertarian vector).  Add these to the factors we discussed last week, and we have something less than a slam-dunk for our physically ailing would-be first woman president using the Dixville Notch election chart.


Traditional astrologer Nina Gryphon also predicts the election will go for Hillary Clinton, but in her post she mentions a striking caveat in the chart for prediction.  The post is worth reading and the caveat involves the ruler of the Fourth House conjunct the Midheaven on the 2016 Aries Ingress chart.  While Gryphon does predict a Democratic Party win, she ends her article with the words: "Outcome: TBD!". 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Progressed US Chart and 2016 Election

In the March 22 2016 edition of the "E-News Commentary" published for members of the NCGR, astrologer Joseph Addeo points out an interesting correlation between the progressed chart for USA (Sibley), and the coronation of Bill Clinton in 1993 and the current (2016) presidential election.  He points out that in 1993, the US progressed Mercury stationed retrograde, and that it is currently progressing direct in 2016.  This, he says, suggests that a similar astrological energy to that in 1993 is in the air... and thus, another Clinton win is likely.

Without making a prediction myself, I'd like to point out an alternate interpretation of the same phenomena.  For in the Sibley chart, Mercury rules the Seventh House of relating to "others".  In the charts of nations, this generally means other nations.  In the past 23 years of the progressed Mercury retrograde, it can be argued that US foreign policy has been going "backwards" starting with Bill Clinton's treaty-breaking with Russia, escalating to the senseless Bush-Obama wars and interventions (egged on by Senator and later Secretary of State Hillary Clinton).  All of this has moved us perilously close to a third world war.

In this context, the direct station of progressed US Mercury might suggest that US foreign policy might soon again move in the opposite of its current "backward" direction; that is to say: forward.  This might mean the leader at the helm of the nation will not be one of the architects of the current "retrograde" foreign policy (Clinton), but someone with an altogether different outlook on US foreign policy.  And with the long-term indicators of American libertarianism rising, there is an additional astrological reason to hope for an American pivot towards non-interventionism.  The key word here being "hope".  

Monday, August 8, 2016

Terror: Pakistan

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/08/at-least-10-dead-and-dozens-injured-in-pakistan-after-bomb-rips/

"morning" -- exact time unknown


Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas semisquare Pluto.
2.  Venus ruler Mercury opposite Neptune.
3.  Venus ruler Mercury trine Pluto.
4.  Moon square Pluto.
5.  Sun quincunx Pluto.

The Pallas-Pluto aspect is with us for over a week, but the Sun-Pluto aspect is only good for a few more days.  There is an astrological opening for another attack when the Moon forms a quintile with Pluto concurrent with these other aspects, tomorrow.  There's no easy way to determine where it will be.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sweden

Socialist paradise and proof that the Left was right about everything all along...  or a poison-brewing petri dish of untenable socio-economic experimentation?  A paradise of enlightened progressive thinking...  or a soon-to-be third world Islamic rape camp?  What do the planets tell us of Sweden, this most intriguing of modern nations?




Pallas/Ethics
ApollonianPallas opposite Sun.
DionysianPallas septile South NodePallas ruler Mercury trine Pluto.
On "The Axis of Good and Evil" this puts Sweden between the "Libertarian" and "Statist" quadrants, but with a gradual shift towards the "Statist" or authoritarian side.  There is, after all, no such thing as a libertarian welfare state.

Venus/Second-House/Economics
Capitalist:  nothing.
CollectivistVenus co-ruler Mars trine Neptune; Second House ruler Moon trine South Node
This explains all the Lefty economics.  Hints of capitalism such as the low corporate taxes and the habit of rolling back the welfare programs every other decade come more from the Pallas/libertarian vector than from Venus or the Second House.

Moon/Fourth-House/Culture
Conservative:  nothing.
LiberalMoon and Sun (ruler of Moon and Fourth House) trine South Node.
So, yes, very liberal

increasingly statist + collectivist economics + cultural liberalism -> no great suprise
My opinion based on the astrology thus far is that the current incarnation of Sweden is untenable in the long term.  At some point, perhaps sooner than we think, the Swedish people will have to re-organize and create a more sustainable system for themselves.  Because Sweden's population is tiny (roughly that of New York City), massive third-world Islamic immigration could soon force a massive and probably violent culture change unless it is halted very soon.  Something's gotta give.



Some more tidbits:

Sun/Mars in Sagittarius in the Sixth:  A focus on processes (governmental and otherwise) driven by ideological action (as opposed to practical concerns). 

The Sixth House is entirely intercepted (in some house systems) in Sagittarius (ideology) and sign ruler Jupiter is opposite Uranus in Cancer, suggesting that the relevant ideology is largely influenced by a strong impulse towards cultural (and even racial) disruption and/or change.  Even more, Jupiter (again ruling the Sixth House of processes and policies) is square Neptune in Aries, reflecting Sweden's history of enacting ideologically-driven policies which are dangerously out of touch with physical reality.

Moon in Leo semisquare Uranus in Cancer:  Cultural identity disrupted by foreign culture? Because the Moon rules the Second House, this disruption spreads into the financial sphere.

Moon in Leo sesquiquadrate Jupiter in Capricorn:  Cultural identity opposed by ideology held by authorities? Because the Moon rules the Second House, this spreads into the financial sphere.

Moon square Pluto in Taurus in the Eleventh:  Might this represent the people/culture of Sweden under threat from the EU technocratic/central-banking elite?  Perhaps it may also represent the oil wealth of the nation which has helped fund the welfare state measures... which in turn have decimated Sweden's once-proud Protestant work ethic.

Moon quincunx Chiron in Pisces:  wounding of the people from a foreign and/or religious (Piscean) source? 

Saturn in Scorpio (in the Fifth or Sixth) opposite Pluto in Taurus (in the Eleventh or Twelfth):  possibly representing the constant battle between the impulse to revolutionize wealth (Pluto in Taurus) and the practicalities of power (Saturn in Scorpio).  Sweden has regularly introduced sweeping socialist programs in its history, only to quietly roll them back later to a point that would make American conservatives jealous.

Unaspected Venus in Scorpio (ignoring the novile with Mercury):  I can't help but wonder if this is connected to the current rape epidemic being perpetrated by Islamic "refugee" men.  Sweden's women receive no help in this, reflecting the lack of aspects to Venus.  There's also a "Rapist Formula" in Sweden's chart -- most aspects are fairly clear but it takes a moment to see that Mars is widely conjunct the rulers of the Moon and the Fourth House.