Sunday, March 27, 2016

Terror in Lahore

At least 50 people have been killed and over 100 others injured in a suicide blast outside a public park in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore according to health ministry officials. 




Bloodbath Formula
1.  Pallas decile PlutoPluto square Uranus and parallel Saturn (rulers of Pallas). 
2.  Venus in Pisces conjunct Neptune.  Venus co-ruler Jupiter opposite Neptune.
3.  Venus widely sextile Pluto, which is trine Venus co-ruler Jupiter. 
4.  Pluto at IC
5.  Sun square Pluto assisted by Mercury/Uranus.

The "decile" aspect (here between Pluto and Pallas) is normally too weak to trigger a major event, but in this case Pluto is already in aspect to both Pallas' sign rulers, allowing even a very weak spark to set off an explosion.





There is an ongoing Pluto-to-Pallas transit against the chart of Pakistan, with transiting Pluto novile progressed Pallas, and trine solar arc Pallas.  Pallas restrains action in favor of ethics and logic.  Pluto weakens that restraint.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Terror in Brussels

Multiple bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, have killed 34ISIS has claimed responsibility. 




Bloodbath Formula
1.  Pallas undecile PlutoPluto square Uranus and parallel Saturn (rulers of Pallas). 
2.  Venus in Pisces conjunct/parallel Neptune.  Venus co-ruler Jupiter opposite Neptune.
3.  Venus widely sextile Pluto, which is trine Venus co-ruler Jupiter. 
4.  Pluto trine Moon
5.  Sun quintile Pluto via Mercury.

The "undecile" aspect (here between Pluto and Pallas) is normally too weak to trigger a major event, but in this case Pluto is already in aspect to both Pallas' sign rulers, allowing even a very weak spark to set off an explosion.


Pallas is compromised by transit on the chart of Belgium by a trine from the transiting South Node which is also conjunct Pallas' co-ruler Mars.  Usually in mass-murder events it's Pluto that does this on the chart of the local government, but the South Node and Jupiter in certain configurations can have a similar effect.  




Being that attacks from a foreign entity increase anti-foreigner sentiment and the likelihood of an attack by the reigning government on the attacking foreign entity...  who benefits? 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Karl Marx

The third chapter "Intellectuals" by Paul Johnson is about Karl Marx.  Marx, of course, was the primary creator of "Marxism" -- the lifting of communism out of its historical Christian roots and its apotheosis into a religion unto itself.  Said religion soon became history's most effective "death cult", resulting in well over 100 million human murders




Pallas/Ethics
ApollonianPallas sextile Sun and ruled by Jupiter and Neptune (both in aspect to Sun).
DionysianPallas conjunct Pluto and co-ruled by Neptune which is square Pluto.
The Dionysian/authoritarian side is a bit stronger here, but the Apollonian vectors are non-trivial.  On "The Axis of Good and Evil" this puts Marx into the "Statist" (authoritarian) category, the most potentially dangerous one.

Venus/Second-House/Economics
CapitalistNorth Node in Second House.
CollectivistVenus quincunx Neptune.
This configuration is shocking to anyone unaware of how the public Marx differed from the private Marx.  The capitalist and collectivist vectors are both very strong, and roughly equal in strength, a situation which in most cases corresponds with right-wing capitalists!  Marx actually separated these energies in himself, saving the collectivist impulse for his public activities (writing, organizing) and the capitalist impulses for his private life (he was extremely concerned with "one-upping" the high-society types he liked to mingle with, causing him to spend a great deal of Friedrich Engels' money).  Marx was born six hours before a solar eclipse in Taurus (the sign of money).  This perhaps suggests a truly exaggerated and/or "unreal" quality towards finances. On top of this, Gary North opines that Marx's output dropped to near-nothing in the later part of his life because he slowly came to see that his own economic theories were wrong.

Moon/Fourth-House/Culture
ConservativeMoon conjunct North Node.
Liberal:  Neptune quincunx Venus (ruler of Moon) and Mercury (ruler of Fourth House). 
This is a mixed signature, with the "conservative" vector probably stronger than the "liberal" vector.  Mixed signatures in culture tend to lean Left towards the desire to reform/dissolve the culture.  However, a Dionysian Pallas signature added to a conservative culture vector tends to indicate the strong possibility of racism or other knee-jerk discrimination.  Marx was deeply racist (he and Engels publicly advocated genocide), anti-Semitic (despite being born to a Jewish family), and contemptuous of the working class (yes, despite his claim to be their champion).

We have to look for the Bloodbath Formula.  Marx's philosophy contributed to well over a hundred million deaths in the 20th century.  He and Engels were the first intellectuals to espouse the idea of "scientific genocide" as a means of improving the human race.  And Marx actually killed his own offspring by refusing to look for work to pay for family support when the money-spigot from Engels run low.
1.  Pallas conjunct Pluto and co-ruled by Neptune which is square Pluto.
2.  Venus quincunx Neptune.
3.  Venus sextile Pluto.
4.  Moon semisquare and contraparallel Pluto.
5.  Sun semisquare and contraparallel Pluto.

Statist + mixed capitalist + mixed culture + Bloodbath ...  where have we seen this combination?  Oh yes.  In the chart of Adolf Hitler.  What the chart suggests is not so much a dedicated exponent of an ideological position as an "ideological opportunist", one who is "making shit up" as he goes along.  Both Paul Johnson and Gary North, who have studied Marx's work in detail, have pointed out an "incoherent" quality in Marx's overall body of work. 


Late Balsamic Moon:  A man collapsing into himself?  This in combination with the Bloodbath Formula may help explain why Marx from his youth was obsessed with death, destruction, and the end of the world.  This obsession formed the kernel around which Marxism grew.

Pallas conjunct/contraparallel Saturn:  giving form to one's ethics, as it were.  This bisects the Second House Sun - Eleventh House Jupiter trine suggesting that the product of said ethics involve money and populism. 

MC parallel Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune:  public dreams of hope and change.

Mars in Cancer on the Sixth ("workers of the world") trine Saturn/Pluto ("unite"/solidify power) and quincunx Uranus at MC (and revolt).


While most persons born under such "evil" charts do not realize their destructive potential, it is my experience that all extremely destructive persons are born with such charts.  

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Terror in Ivory Coast and Turkey

Two horrific terror attacks today: a car bombing in Turkey killing 27 and a mass-shooting in the Ivory Coast killing 14.  Large casualty counts and simultaneous events tell us we're looking for a relatively strong Bloodbath Formula for today's astrology. I did not find the exact times of the events, but the configuration for today (March 13 2016) is strong enough to last much of the day. 

Bloodbath Formula
1.  Pallas semisquare PlutoPluto square Uranus and parallel Saturn (rulers of Pallas). 
2.  Venus in Pisces conjunct Neptune.  Venus co-ruler Jupiter opposite Neptune.
3.  Venus semisquare Pluto.
4.  Pluto sesquiquadrate Moon
5.  Sun co-ruler Jupiter trine Pluto.  

Luckily, a couple of these configurations (Pallas and the Moon) are short-lived.   

Friday, March 11, 2016

Kevin Spacey

"That's right.  We don't submit to terror.  We make the terror."
    -- President Frank Underwood from "House of Cards"

As we've seen in previous examples, the astrological charts of successful actors tends to reflect the traits of characters they are repeatedly called to play.  Veteran actor Kevin Spacey often plays the villain to spectacular effect.  In the past, he's been a hit as a ruthless gangster and a shockingly creative serial killer.  Now in Netflix's Americanized remake of "House of Cards" he takes a riveting turn as a clever and unscrupulous politician.


Astrodatabank, rectified by Starkman

Pallas/Ethics
Apollonian:   Pallas sextile Mercury
DionysianPallas semisquare Pluto and contraparallel Jupiter
This puts Spacey between the "Criminal" and "Statist" quadrants of "the Axis of Good and Evil".

Venus/Second-House/Economics
Capitalist: none.
Collectivist:  Sun ruling Second House is trine South Node and square Neptune. 
Left-wing economic tendencies.

Moon/Fourth-House/Culture
Conservative:  nothing.
LiberalMoon ruler Mars sextile and contraparallel NeptuneMoon quindecile Neptune, which is in the Fourth House.
Culturally liberal.  

Bloodbath Formula
1.  Pallas semisquare Pluto and contraparallel Jupiter
2.  Sun ruling Second House is trine South Node and square Neptune.  
3.  Venus widely conjunct Second House Pluto.
4.  Pluto sesquiquadrate Moon
5.  Pluto tightly semissextile Sun.

Surprise, surprise.  An actor who plays murderous Left-wing politician has a chart resembling that of a murderous Left-wing politician. Spacey himself has publicly supported Democratic murder-maven Hillary Clinton.  In this way, the "evil" in the chart actually spills over into real life.


Sun at Ascendant:  oh, that radiant personality... 

Sun square Neptune:  nebulous or fluid self-expression.  Great for actors and politicians.

Moon at MC:   note the round face and the protectively bulky physique, both associated with the Moon and/or Cancer (the latter mostly in men).

Pallas at IC opposite Moon:  very much the fighter.

Moon at MC contraparallel Chiron:  Spacey's characters are often visibly wounded (limping, disfigured hands, shot in public). 

Mercury contraparallel Neptune:  deception.

Mercury conjunct Uranus, square Jupiter in Scorpio:  disruption through language for the purpose of expanding power.  

Mars sextile and contraparallel Neptune and conjunct Pluto in Virgo:  hidden acts of evil, meticulously executed. 

Saturn trine Mars/Venus conjunction:  these three planets together plus Neptune involvement with Venus and the Moon tend to indicate potential musical ability.  Spacey is a decent singer.

Pallas parallel Uranus:  Spacey's portrayals tend to be stunningly original and his characters tend to create their own universes. 


Much of the entertainment value "House of Cards" comes from watching Spacey's character do horrifically evil things in order to gain and maintain power.  It is in large part the horror of these acts that makes the show as fascinating as it is.  The true horror, however, is that real-life politics are even more horrifying than fiction.  There is ample evidence that every US president elected in the past three decades has committed far more heinous crimes than Frank Underwood could ever dream of.  Real life makes "House of Cards" look like "The West Wing". 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Bitcoin Disrupted

Over the past few days, as the Bitcoin network has experienced "glitches" delaying normal processing, the Bitcoin price has dropped by about 10 percent to about 100 400 USD.  How might we associate these events with astrology?

Transiting Uranus conjunct Bitcoin MC, sextile Bitcoin Chiron:  disruption to reigning structure, exacerbating or triggering injury.

Transiting solar eclipse conjunct Bitcoin Uranus in four days:  more disruption to come, and/or this eclipse is "leaking" some of its effects early.

Buying opportunity?