Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Terror: Istanbul

Explosions and gunfire at the Istanbul Airport on Tuesday, killing around 50.  ISIS is the presumed culprit. 

reported between 10 and 1030pm

Bloodbath Formula
1.  Pallas septile PlutoPluto trine Jupiter (ruler of Pallas). 
2.  Venus trine Neptune and South Node.
3.  Venus opposite Pluto.
4.  Pluto square Moon
5.  Sun opposite Pluto.

This is the same Pallas-Pluto septile that brought us the recent Orlando attack.  The horoscope of Turkey is at the receding end of a Pluto-to-Pallas transit.

Islam's liberal apologists in the West have a growing problem.  For as Islamic violence continues to plague the world, it becomes ever harder to insist that theirs is a "religion of peace".

Good luck with that, and Happy Ramadan!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Brexit Part 2

We examined the transits against the EU and the United Kingdom on the date of the (recently passed) "Brexit" referendum in this post.  Today we look at the contemporary periods shown using the ancient Hellenistic "Zodiacal Releasing" technique as taught by Chris Brennan, using his free online calculator

First, the EU:

Columns from left to right are "levels" from large/major to sub/minor.  Note that the "Level 3" (third column, red) subperiod containing the referendum has a "lightning bolt" icon at the upper right.  This signifies a change in state or culmination relative to the containing "Level 2" subperiod (which began on 12/21/2014).  Also note that the purple line above the "Level 4" subperiod starting 7/15/2016 (shortly before the referendum) which also denotes a change in state.  So, on the EU level, the Hellenistic technique gives us hints that something significant was going to change. 

Onto the UK:

Note on the date of the referendum (June 23 2016) the subperiods from Level 2 to Level 4 (all but the far left column) are the some color and all have a "mountain peak" icon.  This is a clear indicator of a "peak" in achievement according to the technique and generally corresponds with when one's career experiences high points. 

The Zodiacal Releasing technique thus suggests "change" for the EU... and (I think) very good things for the United Kingdom on the referendum date. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Bitcoin Surges

In the past month, the price of Bitcoin has nearly doubled from a plateau of around 450USD to its current level of about 760USD.  The best prior indication that this was going to happen is not astrological but technical -- Bitcoin is due for a block halving which will reduce the rate of currency production by 50 percent. 

However, as usual there are interesting astrological connections.  This year's long conjunction of the transiting North Node and Jupiter falls in the Bitcoin horoscope's Second House (suggesting growth/increase of value) and forms a trine with Bitcoin's Sun (suggesting growth/increase in a general sense).  While Jupiter is moving slowly out of aspect, the North Node's trine to Bitcoin's Sun perfects on July 19, nine days after the block halving.  The technology and the astrology seem to be on the same page that this July could prove pivotal for the Bitcoin price. 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Terror: Orlando

Reported on Infowars:  "Approximately 20 killed and 42 injured after a gunman opened fire and took hostages at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, police said early Sunday."  The death toll has since been revised to 50, making this the worst mass-shooting in US history.

Bloodbath Formula
1.  Pallas septile PlutoPluto trine Jupiter (ruler of Pallas). 
2.  Venus square Nodes. 
3.  Venus indirectly quincunx Pluto and ruled Mercury which is sesquiquadrate Pluto.
4.  Pluto trine Moon
5.  Sun widely quincunx Pluto and ruled Mercury which is sesquiquadrate Pluto.
This expression of the formula is relatively weak -- no concurrent reports of major violence elsewhere.

The yod pitting Mars in Scorpio against Uranus and Venus hints at deadly violence against those who "love differently".

Against the horoscope of the state of Florida, we have not the usual transiting Pluto against natal Pallas but transiting Jupiter sesquiquadrate Florida's Pallas.  This suggests bad behavior not for its own sake but for some sort of cause.

time unknown

The suspected perpetrator, Omar Mateen, an Islamic Afgani-American, Wackenhut employee, and registered Democrat (apparently also aligned with ISIS), likely has the Bloodbath Formula in his horoscope.

Bloodbath Formula
1.  Pallas conjunct South Node and ruled by Venus which is conjunct Pluto
2.  Venus sextile Neptune
3.  Venus conjunct Pluto.
4.  Moon probably ruled by Venus which is conjunct Pluto; Moon possibly quindecile Pluto
5.  Sun ruled by Pluto.

Transiting Pluto at 16 Capricorn is widely square Mateen's Pallas at 24 Libra.

Had one or more nightclub patrons or bouncers been armed, this night might have gone much differently.  In Florida, bars are "gun free zones". 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali has died.  A tremendous fighter, both inside the boxing ring and out.  The fact that he risked jail over military conscription during the Vietnam War shows us that he had a strong ethical (therefore libertarian-leaning) sensibility, which gives us an excuse to examine his horoscope in this political blog.

ApollonianPallas conjunct Sun and ruled by Saturn which is trine Sun.
DionysianPallas quindecile Pluto.
The quindecile aspect is tighter than the conjunction, but conjunctions are generally stonger.  On "The Axis of Good and Evil" this puts Ali between the "Libertarian" and "Statist" quadrants, probably leaning more to the "Libertarian" side.  This is the primary anti-war vector. 

CapitalistNorth Node on Second House cusp.
CollectivistNeptune in Second House.
We have a strongly mixed economic signature, which usually (but not always) places the native in the Right-wing camp.  Had Ali been more interested in the minutiae of economic policy, he might have started to lean to the Right. 

ConservativeMoon quincunx North Node.
LiberalMoon quincunx South Node and ruled by Venus which has "collectivist" aspects (above).
The "liberal" side wins (it has the edge in mixed-signature cases), but the "conservative" vector helps explain the black-separatist tendencies which were stronger in his youth.

Libertarian-ish + mixed economics + mixed cultural -> closet libertarian??
It might have been interesting to see what might have happened had Ali been interested in more political issues than the Vietnam War and the defense and spread of Islam.

Pallas trine both sign rulers of Moon and quindecile Fourth House ruler Pluto:  the Pallas-Moon connection is the fighter's aspect in the horoscope.

Pallas conjunct Sun:  not only is this a strong libertarian vector but also is associated with focusing and/or "weaponizing" public personality expression.   Public figures with this aspect very often become synonymous with a cause, an ethic, and/or a skill.  I give a dozen or so examples in my Pallas lecture.

Pallas tightly quincunx Ascendant:  high physical agility.

Sun-Mars-Pluto T-square:   a life of fighting, and struggle against power.

Saturn conjunct Uranus in the Tenth:  rebelling against authority.

Venus square Uranus/Saturn:  Ali had four wives.

Chiron in Leo opposite Mercury in Aquarius:  speaking to the ills of the world; brain damage?

Leo Rising:  "I am the greatest".

Sun-Pallas/Saturn-Uranus/Neptune grand trine:  an inspiring, iconic rebel.

At his passing, transiting North Node and Jupiter were conjunct Ali's North Node, suggesting a great boon or the beginning of a new journey.