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. 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Terror in Burkina Faso

Al Qaeda attacked and seized a hotel in Burkina Faso on Friday, killing at least 28.  Those who know the history of the terror group know that it was funded (if not created from whole cloth) by the US government back when they were called the "Mujaheddin". 

The waning Pallas-Pluto conjunction (currently bridged by the Sun and Mercury) is a "gift that keeps on giving".  One hopes that once the conjunction has fully broken up, the long Saturn-Pluto parallel this year (Saturn co-rules Pallas in Aquarius/Capricorn for much of the year) will be too weak to trigger major bloodshed. 

 Bloodbath Formula
1.  Pallas conjunct Pluto via stellium, Pallas ruler Saturn parallel Pluto.
2.  Venus widely/indirectly square Neptune and square the Nodes.
3.  Venus parallel Pluto.
4.  Moon square Pluto.
5.  Sun conjunct/parallel Pluto.

There is (of course) a Pluto-to-Pallas transit against the chart of Burkina Faso, with transiting Pluto conjunct both natal and progressed Pallas.  This nation rarely makes the news in the US, even in the alt-press.  Consistent with this Pluto transit to Pallas, the country has recently endured violent protests and a failed coup attempt.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Terror in Jakarta

Violence in Jakarta today.  Seven dead.  US-created ISIS has claimed responsibility. 

 Bloodbath Formula
1.  Pallas conjunct Pluto via stellium, Pallas ruler Saturn parallel Pluto.
2.  Venus widely/indirectly square Neptune.
3.  Venus parallel Pluto.
4.  Moon sextile Pluto.
5.  Sun conjunct/parallel Pluto

The Pallas and Venus connections are weak.  Hence, low body count and no reported concurrent violence elsewhere.  Especially when the Bloodbath Formula is weak for a violent event such as this, we can expect to find a Pluto-to-Pallas transit against the chart for the local government.  These patterns basically always appear in mass-murder events.  Against the chart for Indonesia we have Pluto square natal Pallas and sextile progressed Pallas. 

Barack Obama, under whose watch the US government created the ISIS terror group, grew up in Indonesia.  Don't let your psychopathic children grow up to be politicians, folks. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Terror in Baghdad

precise time unknown

Two bloody terror-attacks in Baghdad todayUS-created ISIS is assumed to be the perpetrator.  No reports of concurrent violence elsewhere, so we're looking for a weak Bloodbath Formula in the event chart.

1.  Pallas conjunct Pluto (both bridged and mitigated by Sun).
2.  Venus widely square Neptune.
3.  Venus parallel Pluto.
4.  Moon co-ruler Uranus square Pluto.
5.  Sun conjunct Pluto.

I blame Barack Obama, whose foreign policy seems to have been designed to maximize the growth of Islamic terror.  And yes, I do one of these Bloodbath Formula analyses every time some maniac fueled by prescription psych meds (West) or hyped-up religion (East) murders three or more people.  Note that Neptune is associated with both medication and religion and is a component of the astrological formula for mass-murder. 

PS:  This bombing in Yemen the day before has a very similar chart, albeit with Saturn, ruler of Moon in Capricorn, parallel Pluto

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Oregon Militia Siege

This is my take on the occupation of an abandoned Federal building by an activist militia, in protest of US government land-use policies.

NOT WRONG:  By strict definition, all US government "property" is forcibly expropriated from human beings.  It then uses funds forcibly expropriated from human beings to maintain its control of this "property".  The US government "owns" something like half of the land within the nation's borders, and uses much of it for destructive military purposes, and for lease to mega-corporations at less-than-market rates.  FedGov is no innocent victim.  For a handful of citizens to to temporarily occupy a building unused by the inherently criminal FedGov is hardly a violation of anyone's "rights".  Contrast this to Black Lives Matter which has destroyed millions of dollars of private (and government) property as well as causing human injury and death. 

BUT STUPID:  As Alex Jones (among others) has commented, this is a matter of the activists not having chosen one's battles wisely.  Most Americans don't understand the intricacies of the property rights battle in question here, and thus can easily by swayed by the mainstream media into believing the "official" government-sanctioned narrative.  The activists will be very easy for the powers-that-be to use the general public against.  If the activists had instead targeted land associated with the NSA spying apparatus in Utah, however, they might have brought attention to their land-use issues while staving off attacks from the activist Left.

Onto the astrology (time taken from a presumably on-the-scene "Tweet"), with the chart for the onset of the occupation:

Apollonian/LibertarianPallas conjunct Mercury and Sun and parallel North Node.
Dionysian/AuthoritarianPallas conjunct Pluto.
This puts the event chart somewhere between the Libertarian ("do not give in to evil") and Statist ("the end justifies the means") corners of the Axis of Good and Evil.  Which is a pretty good reflection of using the anti-libertarian threat of force to achieve a libertarian end.  That most of the major players here are in the Seventh House speaks to the fact that the action is solely intended to provoke an outside party (FedGov).  The occupied building itself is not particularly important to either party. 

Jupiter conjunct North Node at the IC:  the NN at the IC is (in the absence of significant mitigation) typically a strong "social conservative" placement.  Add Jupiter for emphasis.  The Fourth House and Virgo connections here connect with "land use", and the Fourth House in mundane astrology often signifies opposition to the party in power.

South Node and Chiron at the MC:  Wounding and disempowerment of authority.

Mercury in Aquarius square Mars in Libra in the Fourth:  political speech jarringly implemented through social (Libra) action (Mars) regarding land (Fourth House).

Venus conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius:  struggle over the philosophy of property ownership.

Uranus-Pluto-Moon T-square:  rebellion/upheaval over land.

Here's hoping the situation resolves without bloodshed.  

Monday, January 4, 2016

Terror and Tyranny in 2016?

First, the good news: the worst is mostly over for the current Pallas-Pluto Cycle.  The current waning Pallas-Pluto conjunction, representing corrupted (Pluto) ethics (Pallas) brought us Paris terror attacks, a Turkish attack on the Russian military, a massacre in California, the Paris climate deal, and moves towards gun control by Lord Obama.  Now that the conjunction is ending, we should see the pace of "evil" (force and violence) slow down and remain at a (relatively) lower level for 2016.  We don't get another conjunction until 2020. 

The bad news is that we'll probably still see more bad behavior of significant magnitude in 2016, albeit at a generally slower pace.


The top graph is tracks longitudinal aspects between Pallas (or sign rulers of Pallas) to Pluto.  Unlike 2015 which ended in a long dramatic conjunction, 2016 gives us intermittent minor aspects.  The red circles mark aspects in which the number of degrees is divisible by 30 (sextiles, etc.).  The lines mark noviles (40 degrees) and semisquares (45 degrees).  We may well see spikes in tyranny and/or crime around these times of the year, but perhaps these will be much weaker than this past month-and-a-half of horrors.

The bottom graph shows declination for the relevant planets for the year.  The take-away here is that while Pallas is in Aquarius for most of the year (most of the first four months and last five months), transiting Saturn is parallel with transiting Pluto the entire time.  So while I don't expect 2016 to be as violent as 2015, the "dark side of the Force" isn't far from the surface.  Perhaps Tyranny and Statism may creep rather than leap towards us. 

Or so I hope.  An alternate interpretation is that because Pallas is in Aquarius for most of the year, and its co-ruler Saturn is parallel Pluto for entire year, the sheer length of the contact may create fertile conditions for very bad things of significant size to erupt.  Also, because the planet in aspect to Pluto all year is Saturn, this almost guarantees massive power upheaval. 

Happy New Year.  :)