Saturday, December 31, 2016

White House Hissy Fit

Earlier this week, Barack Obama's US government enacted two unusual foreign policy moves, abstaining from a UN resolution about Israeli settlements and the extremely provocative move of expelling Russian personnel from the country (in response to "Russian hacking" for which no credible evidence has come to light).  Luckily for world peace, the measured Vladimir Putin has brushed off Obama's tantrum and once again made the lame-duck-in-chief look like a petulant, idiot child.

There have been an awful lot of planets in the 20-degrees-of-a-sign range this week (Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, and Uranus).  This means that Mars on the charts of the US and Barack Obama (and to a lesser degree Vladimir Putin) is being triggered heavily by transit.   Themes we might expect from the planets involved are action (Mars), public/foreign policy (Jupiter), authority (Saturn), injury (Chiron), and surprise (Uranus).

All of this is very standard modern Western astrology.  On top of this, however, we've seen in numerous other blog posts that potentially catastrophic decisions are generally accompanied by a Pluto-to-Pallas transit on the chart of the "decider".  And while the US chart does show such a transit (same one as here), Barack Obama's does not.  Who, then, is behind our "White House Hissy Fit" if not the presumed "leader of the free world"?  I posit that it may be a man who is undergoing such a Pluto-to-Pallas transit at this moment, one whom many educated observers opine is the real "power behind the throne" for the Democrats: George Soros.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Bitcoin Price Spike

This is an image of today's Uranus direct station, opposite Jupiter, against the horoscope of Bitcoin.  I suspect this event, due to its proximity to Bitcoin's MC/IC axis, may be the epicenter of the recent dramatic price rise of the digital currency. 

I experienced an increase in my own fortunes a number of years ago under a Jupiter-Uranus aspect, and the good luck continued for some time after the aspect had peaked.  So I hope goes Bitcoin. 

Monday, December 26, 2016

Stefan Molyneux

The fast talking, emotionally riveting, and oddly hilarious Stefan Molyneux has been a favorite (mostly) libertarian talk-show personality of mine for years now.  It is generally the case that the more libertarian a speaker is, the more "flat" he/she is as a speaker.  Consider the near monotone of Lew Rockwell or the inexpressive intonation of Ron Paul.  Tom Woods' vocal delivery is not quite as wooden, but note that he never loses his temper in many hundreds of hours of speech and debate (and also did not begin as a libertarian).  Once we get to the more dynamic and emotional speakers, we notice pockets of non-libertarian ideology or bursts of non-logical behavior; I put Stefan Molyneux in this category along with Alex Jones, Adam Kokesh, and others.

The degree of one's libertarianism (and coincidentally one's ability and tendency to disengage one's emotions from one's mental processes) is indicated in the natal horoscope, as are one's likely sociopolitical views in general.  You may peruse this blog and associated web site for thousands of examples.  So while the anti-mystical Molyneux may not believe in the validity of astrology, his horoscope nevertheless describes his personality in a way that no other personality-typing system can.

ApollonianPallas opposite Mercury, quindecile Sun, and ruled by Mars which is septile Sun and square the Nodes
DionysianPallas quincunx Pluto, squine Jupiter, and quincunx South Node.  
Apollo is slightly stronger than Dionysos on this one.  On "The Axis of Good and Evil" this puts Molyneux between the "Libertarian" and "Statist" quadrants, but because the Nodes are involved the "wildcard" factor is high. 

CapitalistVenus trine the North Node.
CollectivistVenus sextile Neptune; Second House ruler Neptune conjunct South Node.
Mixed signature here, probably leaning Rightward economically.

ConservativeNorth Node conjunct IC.
Liberal:  Venus rules IC and is sextile Neptune.
Normally these mixed culture signatures lean to the "liberal" side, but the North Node on the IC is an extremely strong indicator for cultural conservatism (think Pat Buchanan and Vladimir Putin). 

libertarian-ish + capitalist economics + cultural conservatism --> principle-driven conservative
Yes, he calls himself a libertarian and proclaims himself an anarcho-capitalist, and has given many wonderful discourses on the topic.  But he also wholeheartedly supports Donald Trump and lambastes Islam where many of his fellow an-caps fall short or silent. (This blogger finds himself falling into a very similar category)

Some other chart features:

Sun opposite Chiron/Saturn:  struggle/injury resulting from absent parent?

Venus conjunct Pluto in the Seventh House:  Venus rules (young) women and the throat, and Pluto rules psychotherapy and cancer.  Molyneux is married to a psychotherapist and recently recovered from throat cancer.  You can't make this stuff up. Uranus is also conjunct these points, suggesting an element of unorthodoxy.  In this case Molyneux is a stay-at-home father whose wife works outside the home. 

Jupiter at 29 Cancer in the Sixth House:  He talks a lot about race and race-oriented public policy.

Grand Trine with Neptune in the Ninth, Saturn in the Second, and Jupiter in the Sixth:  Molynuex combines popular illusions, economic policy, and racial issues in his work. 

Neptune conjunct South Node and trine Saturn:  born to be atheist/anti-mystical (I've done some research on the charts of atheists and found patterns).

Moon in the Twelfth:  alienation/separation from his "family of origin".

Unaspected Mercury (ignoring minor aspects, asteroids, etc.):  strikingly pronounced communication faculty, extremely difficult relationship with a sibling. 

Stefan Molyneux talks about turning 50 (he discloses his full birth data at the start). 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Berlin Truck Attack

At least three "terror attacks" in separate places within roughly the same time frame:

Here's the chart for the Berlin attack, which was the most widely reported:

Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas novile Pluto and ruled by Saturn which is parallel Pluto.
2.  Venus at midpoint of Neptune and Pluto.
3.  Venus at midpoint of Neptune and Pluto.
4.  Moon trine Pluto.
5.  Sun ruled by Jupiter which is square Pluto.  

Midpoints:  ignore them at your peril. 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Today's Terror

Multiple terror attacks this weekend, including a soccer game bombing in Istanbul, a church bombing in Cairo, a car bombing in Mogadishu, and a suicide bombing in Yemen.  We'll look at the Cairo bombing because the time of the event has been reported, but it's pretty much the same formula for all the events. 

Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas novile Pluto and ruled by Saturn which is parallel Pluto.
2.  Venus undecile South Node, decile Neptune, and ruled by Uranus which is novile Neptune.
3.  Venus ruled by Saturn which is square Pluto.
4.  Moon trine Pluto.
5.  Sun ruled by Jupiter which is square Pluto.  

The trigger here is the combination of the Moon aspecting Pluto, and the minor aspects from Venus to the South Node and Neptune.  Those minor aspects add up. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Austria Election

On the same day as the Italy referendum, Austria's election appears to have gone to the Left.  My explanation for this is that by solar arc, Austria's Pallas is very far on the "Dionysian" side at this time.  Austria's solar arc Pallas is opposite Austria's Pluto, tipping the nation's scales towards authoritarianism. Transiting Pallas conjunct solar arc Pallas would normally signify a "libertarian" event, but here under the influence of Pluto she merely underscores the current "authoritarian" ethic.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Oakland Rave Fire

This post is off-topic from the normal astro-politics.  The Oakland party fire which has made national news is in my "backyard", so to speak.  One of the DJ's, missing and presumed dead, worked in my department in my music-industry job.  Here are some transits and progressions against the horoscope for the city of Oakland at the start of the fire.

Transiting Mars (fire), transiting Saturn (structure), transiting Jupiter (community?), progressed Saturn and Vesta (fire again?) all in aspect to Oakland Jupiter.

Transiting North Node conjunct Oakland progressed Venus -- karma meets value?  A renewal of what is precious?  Or is this a bizarre cosmic joke?  (Oakland is one of America's most Left-wing cities, and North-Node/Venus is an indicator of conservatism)