Monday, December 22, 2014

Russian Currency Collapse

The Russian ruble has been collapsing, gradually at first but very rapidly of late.  Many commentators in the mainstream blame the shrinking price of oil, upon which much of the Russian economy depends.  The Economic Collapse blog reports that the more immediate symptoms are a result of a Russian government bailout of Rosneft, a Russian oil company that cannot refinance its loans with western banks due to economic sanctions.  This involved the printing of a great sum of money... which, contrary to Paul Krugman and the Keynesian faithful, always harms the people because it reduces their buying power. 

Transits and tertiary progressions for the day the bailout against the chart for Russia tell an interesting story.  Usually I go for normal secondary progressions, but in this case the tertiary progressions seem to be more interesting. 



Transiting Jupiter at the Ascendant conjunct tertiary progressed Chiron square Russia Venus:  an expansive open wound to the money supply.

Transiting Nodes square Russia Neptune, ruler of Eighth House: a turning point involving dissolution and debt/banking. 

Tertiary progressed Mars trine Russia Pluto/Venus:  the activation of destructive financial measures. 

Transiting Pallas conjunct Russia Venus: an ethical consideration regarding money. 

Transiting Venus conjunct tertiary progressed Pallas and Russia Sun:  a strategic/ethical financial event which affects the nation. 


Libertarians generally oppose bailouts because they reward failures and punish success.  They also oppose sanctions and economic controls because they eventually harm all parties involved.  I don't know what to make of a bailout used to defend against sanctions, but it seems clear that much pain will be involved all around.

Russia's Vladimir Putin is possibly the most capable major head of state in the world today, but he has not shown himself to be immune to the seductive lure of bailouts, embargoes, and economic controls.  It will be interesting to see how he decides to steer Russia through the ongoing storm of attacks from the USA and her puppets. 


Mainstream hard-Leftist astro-political blog Starlight News has a different take on this event using a different chart for Russia:  http://starlightnews.com/wordpress/2014/12/the-ruble-tumbles/

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

US to Restore Relations with Cuba

In a surprise announcement, it appears that the US will be normalizing relations with Cuba after decades of non-communication.  This may be, from the libertarian standpoint, President Obama's single constructive act in a reign marked with wanton destruction and death. 

The current Uranus-Pluto square, approaching exact now, probably has some relevance to this event.  There will also no doubt be some interesting action against the composite charts between Cuba and the US and also transits which activate both charts which will be picked up by mainstream astrologers at some point.  Readers of this blog know that the astrological driver for peace is Pallas and that the planetary goddess of wisdom and protector of civilization will be prominent in the relevant charts.  At this moment the Sun is exactly semisextile Pallas and semisquare her co-ruler Mars, providing for a day or so of sunshine in a period marred by anti-peace transits. 

Without much ceremony, here are some transit charts:



Transiting Pallas at Obama's MC and trine his Pallas.  Transiting Sun square his Pallas



Transiting Pallas square the US Pallas.  Transiting Sun sextile US Pallas.  Transiting Mercury quintile US progressed Pallas.  



Against the Cuba independence chart, progressed Pallas is septile natal Pallas, transiting Pallas is quincunx progressed Pallas, and transiting Sun and Mercury are opposite progressed Pallas.



Against the chart for Communist Cuba, transiting Pallas is semisextile natal Pallas and the Sun is sextile natal Pallas


For lovers of peace and freedom, Pallas is the most benefic of all the planets. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pakistan School Massacre

Taliban militants have reportedly laid siege to a school in Pakistan, killing more than 130 children.  This is an horrific event, but one which is suspiciously convenient for the Obama administration because it diverts public attention from the uproar over recent killings of Americans by police and gruesome CIA torture revelations, and provides justification for continued US military activities there.  Indeed, the American Caesar was quick to comment on this event though he often ignores similar events of equal weight. 




The Bloodbath Formula in the chart for the start of the massacre:
1.  Pallas square Jupiter and semisquare Pluto
2.  Venus sextile Neptune; South Node in the Second House; Saturn, ruling Venus, square Neptune; Mars, ruling the Second House, in the Twelfth House
3.  Venus conjunct Pluto.
4.  Moon square Pluto.
5.  Sun in wide stellium with Pluto and at the Pluto-MC midpoint. 

Some of these aspects are getting stronger.  I think there's a high likelihood of more violence this week.  The Uranus-Pluto square becoming exact probably doesn't help things either. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Sony Hacking Scandal

The headlines on Drudge these days seem to be largely about the recent publishing of confidential emails at Sony's motion picture division by hackers.  They reveal racial insensitivity and possible sexism among Sony execs and well as other embarrassing bits regarding high-profile Hollywood figures.  Some of the current slow-moving transits that may reflect this: 

Transiting Pallas conjunct Saturn and square Jupiter:  struggle (Saturn) with ethics (Pallas) in the limelight (Jupiter). 

Transiting Nodes square Pluto:  karma (the Nodes) acting on those in power (Pluto). 

Transiting South Node conjunct Uranus:  things hidden (South Node), let loose by technology (Uranus). 

Transiting Saturn square Neptune:  troubles (Saturn) in the motion picture industry (Neptune). 

Transiting Uranus square Pluto (exact this week):  shakeups (Uranus) in the dynamics of power (Pluto).  This one may bring us some more serious geopolitical news in the coming days. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Sandy Hook Massacre 2012

In the approach to the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, a group of "conspiracy theorist" types called Independent Media Solidarity released a full-length documentary detailing their deconstruction of the official government/mainstream narrative of the event.  The documentary completely obliterates the official story from every conceivable angle and instead posits a completely fabricated event designed to create a raison d'etre for gun control, school reform, psychiatric medication, and the raising of millions of dollars for the families of the reported victims (many of them government and/or pharma-connected in suspicious ways).  The case laid out in the documentary (entitled "We Need to Talk About Sandy Hook") is truly shocking.  It it also being "swept under the rug" rather than directly addressed by the powers-that-be, suggesting that some of its revelations may be "inconvenient truths" for them.

We will look at two horoscopes using the theories around which this blog is written.  Both more or less support the official narrative but do not prove it. 




This transit chart for reported shooter Adam Lanza on the day of the shooting (posted previously) is absolutely consistent with the transit chart of a killer of at the time of a killing.  Transiting Pluto aspecting a spree killer's natal and/or progressed Pallas is a signature which in my experience is always present at the time of the killing.  It is, however, not proof.  Lanza does not appear to have the Bloodbath Formula on his natal chart, but we would need a time of birth to be sure. 




The chart for the event does indeed carry a Bloodbath Formula:
1.  Pluto quincunx Jupiter, ruler of Pallas, and indirectly quintile Pallas herself.
2.  Neptune on the Second House cusp square Venus.
3.  Pluto rules Venus and is quincunx Jupiter (ruling Pisces intercepted in the Second House).
4.  Pluto conjunct Moon.
5.  Pluto quincunx Jupiter, ruler of Sun

This is also not proof of the official narrative.  As we astrologers know, astrology does not reliably trigger specific types of events but rather awakens archetypes in our consciousness:  an apparent mass-murder could well carry the same chart as an actual one.  Note also the Twelfth House Mars in this chart: the action is hidden from view. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Racial Unrest / Murder by Cop

This post on hard Left-wing astro-blog Starlight News nails a good part of what's going on in America today.  The current transiting Saturn square to the US Moon is reflective of the current rash of protests nationwide against the killing of black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner by perceived police over-reach.  From what I can tell, the Eric Garner case is clearly an act of police aggression; the Brown case is murky.

As I've documented before, the Moon and the sign of Cancer seem to come up when race is a primary issue.  So it's consistent with the Saturn-to-US-Moon square that the current protests are ethno-centric despite the undeniable fact that US police officers seem to feel free to kill anyone regardless on race.

But of course, the issue is not merely race but police and violence.  Pallas, conjunct the US Moon, represents both ethics and armaments.  Pallas conjunct the Moon in a natal chart very much represents the "warrior" aspect of Pallas made physically manifest.  It's not just the US Moon that is experiencing the Saturn transit, but the US Moon-Pallas conjunction.  This is why the current unease is not about race alone but about race and the ethics of violent force.  To those unfamiliar with this blog, Pallas is the subject of most of the posts here -- I am not guessing or making stuff up but reporting what I've gleaned over the study of over a thousand charts on the subject of Pallas.

The US progressed Pallas is at 13 Pisces right now, receiving a sextile from Pluto.  I've posted a fair amount about Pluto-to-Pallas transits.  They represent an "ethical crisis" in which our sense of right and wrong and our ability to refrain from acting before due consideration are put to the test.  These transits are also the "smoking gun" behind virtually all the killing/suicide events I've studied.  I don't expect mainstream America to be thinking clearly over the next month or so. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Rapists

The recent storm of Bill Cosby rape allegations has inspired a new research project of mine into a dark corner of astrology:  the horoscopes of rapists. 

In the same way that the Bloodbath Formula always seems to appear in the charts of multiple-murderers (including serial killers, spree killers, and warmongering politicians) and multiple-murder events, there appears to be a different set of chart patterns that consistently appears in the charts of rapists (excluding perpetrators of incest) who leave their victims alive (rapists who kill their prey fall under the Bloodbath Formula).  There is overlap between the "Rapist Formula" and the Bloodbath Formula, but also strong divergence.  This suggests that the malaise afflicting killer-rapists is somewhat different from that of non-killer rapists. 


The Rapist Formula thus far in my research seems to be:

1.  Pallas or ruler compromised by aspect to Pluto, discordant aspect from Jupiter, and/or influence of the South Node.  Pallas is the non-aggression principle or "stop sign" which keeps us from initiating force against others.  This feature appears in the charts of all perpetrators of non-victimless crimes and in the charts of persons or entities with any anti-libertarian tendencies.  After studying many hundreds of charts, I have never seen the chart of a violent criminal with a perfect "libertarian" Pallas placement. 

2.  Venus-Neptune complex:  Venus (or Second House or rulers thereof) configured with Neptune and/or the South Node.  Venus and the Second House reflect, among other things, the distinction between "mine" and "yours" and property rights in general.  When these factors are made unclear by Neptune and/or the South Node, and Pallas is also compromised, the chart native tends to have a less distinct view of property boundaries (including the bodies of others) it is acceptable to cross.  This feature also tends to appear in the charts of all perpetrators of non-victimless crimes.

3.  Mars-Moon complex:   Mars in aspect to Moon (or equivalent).  Suggesting aggression involving women. 

4.  Sun-Mars-Jupiter complex:  all three "fire planets" connected by at least two "triangle legs" (can include declination).  This is somewhat intuitive:  it suggests an over-abundance of aggressive, traditionally-male energy.  Mars in Aries, Scorpio, or Sagittarius also seems common but not ubiquitous.

5.  Jupiter-Neptune complex:  Jupiter configured with Neptune and/or the South Node.  This one is new to me.  It suggests a desire to "explore" that which is "foreign" or "hidden" and lends new meaning to the slang term "strange". 

Points 1 and 2 suggest weak ethics and boundaries.  Points 4 and 5 suggest an abundance of exuberant aggressiveness and a desire, perhaps, to direct it where one generally should not.  These last two points open an uncomfortable possibility:  that Jupiter partially rules the act of rape. 


My nascent collection of rapist charts lives here below my collection of murderer charts on my Criminal Astrology page.  The page may eventually include other types of crimes such as non-lethal assault, fraud, and robbery. 

Astrology has much to offer to psychology and behavioral science.  By dismissing it as superstition, we deny ourselves a powerful tool for self-understanding.