Sunday, June 25, 2017

Bitcoin Update

This is a graph of astrological events against the chart for Bitcoin from this past April, through this coming.  The numbers on the graph correspond to the following past and predicted Bitcoin price events:

1.  Pluto station near the Bitcoin progressed Sun:  this is the start of the recent massive price run-up.  Pluto transits against the Bitcoin Sun have in the past indicated massive price spikes, so this is anomalous in that there has not yet been a crash. 

2.  Retrograde Jupiter square Bitcoin Sun:  new all-time high. 

3.  Direct Jupiter square Bitcoin Sun:  marking the end of Jupiter's inflating influence.  I sold here.  Significant price drop immediately afterwards. 

4.  Retrograde Saturn square Bitcoin Saturn:  I anticipate a price drop, possibly relating to the block scaling debate. 

5.  Direct Saturn square Bitcoin Saturn:  some kind of resolution to the previous event?

6.  Jupiter exactly opposes Uranus, both square Bitcoin Jupiter:  a potentially significant price spike??

I am not a financial advisor nor even a financial astrologer.  I have, however, had decent luck trading Bitcoin using astrological transits as a guide.  Play at your own risk. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Congressional Baseball Shooting

I wasn't going to write on this event, as only one was killed.  My friend the conservative blogger Promethean Antagonist suggested I take a look.  He sees the assault on Republican congressmen by a homicidal Bernie Sanders supporter as "first blood" in a new American civil war.  So I look a look, and found that transiting Uranus was merely hours after an exact square with the US (Sibley) Pluto.  Uranus is very much a "spark" astrologically, and Pluto is very much a "powder-keg".  Let's hope that cool heads prevail. 

There is a very weak Bloodbath Formula on the event chart, and for the concurrent shooting at a UPS facility in San Francisco. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Astrology of Alzheimers

Here is an article using a number of examples to link dementia to the asteroid Hypnos.  In this post I'll use mostly the same charts to make the case that dementia is related to Pallas/Chiron connections.  Maybe it's both.  Or neither, as you'd want a much larger sample to seriously make a case. 

Aaron Copeland:  Chiron conjunct Pallas ruler Saturn
Glen Campbell:  Chiron trine Pallas and sextile Pallas ruler Venus
Charlton Heston:  Pallas parallel Chiron
Ronald Reagan:  Pallas parallel and widely conjunct Chiron
Robin Williams:  Pallas novile Chiron which is square Pallas co-ruler Saturn. 
Charles Bronson:  Pallas exactly quadrinovile Pallas
Barry Goldwater:  Pallas quintile Chiron
Rita Hayworth:  Chiron at midpoint of Pallas and Pallas ruler Jupiter

Alois Alzheimer:  Pallas tightly conjunct Chiron

Monday, June 5, 2017

Orlando Shooting

Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas square Pluto.
2.  Neptune semisquare Venus and square Second House ruler Sun.
3.  Pluto widely square Venus and quadrinovile Venus ruler Mars.
4.  Moon ruled by Pluto.
5.  Sun quincunx Pluto.

The Pallas/Pluto square is on the way out:  violence should be decreasing.  

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Islamic Terror: London Bridge

Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas square Pluto.
2.  Neptune semisquare Venus; South Node in the Second House.
3.  Pluto square Venus.
4.  Moon square Pluto.
5.  Sun contraparallel Pluto.

Some of the orbs are wide here, hence the low body count and lack of concurrent mass-killing events.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Paris Climate Treaty Withdrawal

President Trump has withdrawn the US from the Paris Climate Treaty, yesterday.  Without a precise time of ratification for the treaty, there was no clear indication that a major negative event would occur to the treaty (i.e. no obvious transits against planets).  It is probably reasonable to assume that yesterday's transits and progressions against the treaty signing chart would have indicated hard transits against the angles, which are dependent on the exact time of the natal chart.

It also may have been possible to predict that Trump would withdraw from the treaty, had we known in advance when he was going to announce his decision on the treaty.  We could have done this by checking for Sun/Mercury/North-Node to Pallas transits and progressions against the charts for the USA and for Trump.  These would have indicated a potential "libertarian" event.  Here they are for yesterday:

Transiting Sun square US progressed Pallas; transiting Mercury square US Pallas.

Transiting Sun quincunx Trump Pallas; transiting Pallas sextile Trump Sun; transiting Sun quindecile Trump progressed Pallas; transiting North Node trine Trump progressed Pallas

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Kabul Suicide Bombing

Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas square Pluto.
2.  Neptune novile Venus.
3.  Pluto square Venus.
4.  Moon quincunx Pluto.
5.  Sun contraparallel Pluto.

We also have the Moon-Pallas-Jupiter aspect configuration that I associate with planned explosions:  Moon trine Pallas, Pallas opposite Jupiter, Jupiter sextile Moon

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Ramadan Killings

The above link reports three separate mass-killing incidents coinciding with the start of Ramadan.  Precise times for the events do not appear to be published, but we can guess what the charts will look like with a fair degree of confidence.  

Bloodbath Formula for these events:
1.  Pallas square Pluto.
2.  Venus decile Neptune: Venus ruler Mars square Neptune.
3.  Pluto square Venus.
4.  Moon probably sesquiquadrate or quincunx Pluto.
5.  Sun sesquiquadrate Pluto.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Islamic Terror: Manchester

Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas square Pluto.
2.  Venus ruler Mars square Neptune.
3.  Pluto in the Second House.
4.  Moon square Pluto.
5.  Sun sesquiquadrate Pluto.

Also, the Moon (embodiment) is conjunct Pallas (intelligence/weaponization) and both are opposite Jupiter (expansion, explosion).  This aspect pattern struck me enough that I went back and re-studied the chart of two dozen more bombing events.  All the events I checked also had some kind of Moon-Pallas-Jupiter connection.   So we'll be looking for it in future bombing events by adherents of The Religion of Peace

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Chris Cornell Suicide

When a person makes a life-altering ethical decision such as committing homicide or blowing the whistle on government corruption, the astrological culprit is almost always a Pluto-to-Pallas transit representing pressure or crisis (Pluto) of one's decision-making faculties (Pallas).  Sometimes, particularly in the case of suicides, the trigger is a discordant aspect from Jupiter to natal or progressed Pallas.  In this sad case, we have both. 

exact time unknown

Transiting Pluto is sextile Cornell's Pallas and transiting Jupiter is semisquare his progressed Pallas.  Transiting Mars, Moon, and Pallas all form aspects to Cornell's Pallas as well, suggesting that his decision-making faculties were under severe astrological stress. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pallas Opposite Jupiter

Transiting Pallas has been opposite Jupiter in the sky as of late, the opposition having peaked in the past week.  Pallas represents intelligence, ethics, and logic (this blog and associated web site provides quite a bit of evidence for this assertion).  Jupiter is generally accepted as the ruler of the areas of philosophy, mass communications, belief systems, and the like.  When these two planets form a discordant aspect such as an opposition, we often get skillful use of Jupiterian facilities (media, law, etc.)... which are based on or which reveal ethical wrongdoing.  These aspects often resonate with the saying "the end justifies the means". 

During this period, three events have transpired on the national stage which may fit the transit.  First, the ransomware attacks which have afflicted computers around the world through a Microsoft XP flaw.  Here, Jupiter in Libra may represent an enemy (Libra) in the public communication system (Jupiter) acting against the ability to process information (Pallas).  Second, the release of new reports that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich provided massive amounts of information to Wikileaks, making him the probable cause of the DNC leaks last year (as opposed to Russian hackers).  Third, the current joint effort by the Democrats and the mainstream corporate media to accuse President Trump of improper collusion with Russia.   Some say the third event is a coverup for the second, as a full investigation into the Seth Rich murder may prove disadvantageous to the DNC. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Frogs and Conservatism

Frogs have been appearing with regularity in the past year as symbols, in mostly humorous contexts, of Donald Trump, the surging "alt-right", and of conservative push-back against the Left-wing gains of recent years.  Pepe the Frog, an apparent avatar of the Egyptian frog-deity Kek, is a regular meme in conservative/Trumpist internet circles.  Kek is sometimes also pronounced "cuck", a word which has reached common usage as an insult by conservatives. Venezuelans, crushed by Communist economic idiocy, are even using "Pepe the Frog" images as a Bitcoin-linked currency.  Psychology professor Jordan Peterson, whose speaking voice is often compared to "Kermit the Frog" from "Sesame Street", is now a YouTube star for speaking out against Left-wing political correctness., a Twitter-style social network which prides itself on not censoring political opinions, is now a Right-wing "Mecca" -- Gab uses a frog icon as its logo.  What's going on here?

Rex Bills' "The Rulership Book" lists the Moon and the sign of Cancer as being associated with frogs.  From this blog and associated web site, we can see a clear connection between Moon/Cancer and cultural conservatism. The frog, then, is a fitting symbol on the metaphysical level for a conservative resurgence.

Jordan Peterson as frog-avatar.
The metaphysics of Pepe.
The Truth About Pepe the Frog and the Cult of Kek.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson is, I believe, the currently highest-grossing actress in Hollywood.  With her recent appearance in "Ghost in the Shell", she continues a line of "innocent girl is transformed into a superhuman killing machine" roles.  These include the "Black Widow" character in the Marvel Comics movies and "Lucy".  A variant of this same theme is her role in "Her" in which she plays a warm and personable AI program who transforms into something less accessible.  Here's an attempt to use astrology to explain this recurring pattern as well as other facets of this extremely popular actress. 

South Node conjunct Sun and Moon in the Twelfth opposite North Node conjunct Algol in the Sixth:  this can literally be identity (Sun) and humanity/emotion (Moon) hidden (Twelfth House) in the past (South Node), becoming a practical (Sixth House) agent of destruction (Caput Algol, a fixed star at 25 Taurus).  The Sun conjunct the South Node in the Twelfth helps explain why so many of her character roles are "fantastic" or superhuman. 

Moon conjunct Saturn in Scorpio:  her characters also tend to come from very difficult family/childhood backgrounds.

Pallas widely conjunct IC and in the Fourth whole-sign House:  a "fighter's" placement as explained here.  This helps explain all the "butt-kicker" roles.

Venus out-of-bounds by declination, conjunct Jupiter and the midpoint of Sun and Pallas:  beauty that is exaggerated (Jupiter), atypical, outside the norm (out of bounds).  Venus-Pallas aspects are ubiquitous in female celebrities -- this is an unusual case in that it's a midpoint picture rather than the typical trine or conjunction.

Sun square Pallas:  all Sun-Pallas aspects increase the chances of a "crusader personality" or a persona centered around an ethic, cause, or skill.  The square may reflect an uneasy relationship with ethics (as seen in many of her roles).

Mars square Pluto:  a bringer of transformation and/or destruction; also one whose own active principle is subject to extreme change.

Pallas trine Pluto:  sexual magnetism as well as the possibility of being tempted away from ethical behavior by the "dark side".  This, combined with Neptune in the Second House and the Moon conjunct the South Node in the Twelfth explains why in real life, the actress is an unabashed authoritarian Leftist (like most of Hollywood). 

We sometimes look at the charts of celebrities here, for the sake of variety and to demonstrate some non-political interpretations of the asteroid Pallas.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Alex Jones Loses Children

Reddit reports that libertarian-ish media maven Alex Jones has lost a custody battle for his children.  His progressed Ceres is conjunct his Sun.  The Sun represents many things including children.  Ceres tends to be present when things or persons go mising, and tends to be in aspect to the Sun and/or Moon (generally both) when children go missing. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

France Turning Right?

I don't claim to have a reliable methodology for predicting the outcome of political elections -- for those I defer to William Stickevers.  Using the findings from my independent research linking political ideology to astrology, however, there seem to be a number of factors suggesting that the nation of France will veer conservative over the next decade.  These factors appear to be stronger than similar factors which have suggested a libertarian/conservative turn for the US

These are transits/progressions for France for today. 

Transiting Pluto opposite France Moon (ruler of France IC):  extreme changes to culture may be afoot.  Note that France has had massive Islamic immigration for decades.  "Multiculturalism" is the status quo and therefore is now subject to change?

Progressed Pallas approaching France Sun/Mercury:  this is a waxing libertarian vector, similar to but stronger than the one the US has been under. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Simultaneous Power Outages

Yesterday saw three concurrent power outages in three major US cities.  The astrology for all three cities as well as for the US yesterday has at least one common factor:  a transiting Ceres-Pallas aspect against the natal chart.

 Transiting Ceres square US Pallas and quintile progressed Pallas.

 Transiting Ceres sextile NYC Pallas and opposite progressed Pallas.

 Transiting Ceres square SF Pallas; transiting Pallas semisextile SF Ceres.

Transiting Ceres binovile LA Pallas and decile progressed Pallas; transiting Pallas conjunct LA Ceres.

Pallas represents intelligence; Ceres tends to be present when things/people go missing.  Ceres/Pallas may thus represent temporarily "going stupid". 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Erdogan Consolidates Power

In a constitutional referendum earlier this week, Turkey granted its president Erdogan increased (some say dictatorial) power. 

Transiting Pluto is conjunct Erdogan's Ascendant -- great power emerging.  Transiting Jupiter is square his Ascendent-Descendant axis and trine his own Jupiter, suggesting expansion and/of prominence. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Islamic Terror in Fresno;-gunman-at-large/1888575/

Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas ruler Mars trine Pluto (bridged by the Moon).
2.  Venus ruled by Neptune.
3.  Pluto in the Second House.
4.  Moon conjunct Pluto.
5.  Sun square Pluto (bridged by the Moon).

This is overall pretty weak, hence low body count and few reports of concurrent violence.  Interesting that it's a crescent Moon that's activating the formula on this chart, because the crescent Moon is the primary symbol for Islam. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Trump Flips

Most of President Trump's first days in office have been a dazzling (if contentious) string of fulfilled campaign promises including the cutting of regulations, efforts toward limiting immigration, and the successful appointment of a new Supreme Court justice who is considered to be a "strict constructionist".  Recent days have given us cause to wonder if the honeymoon is over.  Last week's missile strike on Syria angered and saddened those of us who supported Trump for his non-interventionist talk.  Now in the past day, he has reversed on a number of economic as well as foreign policy issues.

Economic and foreign policy issues?  Sudden reversals?  If you immediately thought of Venus and Uranus, then you'd have been right:  transiting Uranus is square Trump's Venus.

Of course, we might also expect some transit against his Pallas (representing intelligence and decision-making capacity).  Transiting Mars is sesquiquadrate his Pallas and quincunx his progressed Pallas.  Transiting Mars is also conjoining his MC, suggesting public action. 

Trump has Mercury square Neptune, and I have to say that as much as I like some of the things he's done, his (deliberately?) confusing messaging is getting annoying. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

US, China, NKorea Mobilizing

The US, China, and North Korea all seem to be ramping up for potential conflict.  Is there an astrological indicator for this?  I say it's the Pallas-Moon connection, which suggests fighting capability.  Look at current progressions for all three nations below: 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Trump Bombs Syrian Air Base

Above is a proposed chart for the bombing.  Some comments:

Sun-Pluto-Jupiter T-square:  Action (Sun in Aries) leading to big (Jupiter) explosions (Pluto).
Mars/Ceres-Pluto-Jupiter aspect triangle:  big explosions in which weapons capability (Mars) is taken away (Ceres).

Chiron and Venus in the First quincunx Moon in Leo in the Sixth:  the Moon here may represent national infrastructure;  Chiron is injury;  Venus is perhaps the hidden blessing that this bombing may lessen the pressure on Trump for a full-scale invasion?

Nine have been reported killed.  The Bloodbath Formula for this event is the same as for the St Petersburg Metro Bombing earlier this week except that the Moon is now in Leo (whose ruler the Sun is square Pluto).

Neptune Rising with no Ptolemaic aspects; Neptune contraparallel Sun:  things not as they seem?

There are voices on the Right explaining this action by Trump as a brilliant triangulation ploy to simultaneously massage the neocons, impress the Chinese, and distract public attention from other things he is doing.  These voices argue that the action is more "messaging" than a true escalation of the troubles in Syria:

And to be fair, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have initiated far greater violence in similar circumstances -- President Hillary would almost certainly have started mobilizing for a full-scale invasion at this point.  This said, I do not approve of any initiation of violence, especially in what very much appears to be false pretenses.  

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Trump Tricked?

Last week, the Trump administration signals that it will allow Assad to remain in power in Syria
This week, a poison gas attack on civilians occurs in Syria (I warned of a mass-casualty attack this week, here).  The usual establishment talking heads immediately blame the attack on Assad.  This is terribly convenient for the neocons and various other warmongers who are pressuring Trump to expand the wars in the Middle East.  It is terribly inconvenient for Assad, who by many reports was within weeks of containing the ISIS-affiliated rebels in his country.  Therefore, it appears that, based on motive, it seems likely that the gas attack was a "false flag attack" by the enemies of Assad and supporters of ISIS. 

Is Trump sharp enough to see what is (most likely) happening?  His recent about-face on Syria suggests, worryingly, that he may not be. 

Pallas in the horoscope represents intelligence and decision-making processes.  Here we can see that Trump's progressed Pallas is under very strong pressure by hard aspects from Saturn and Chiron

Monday, April 3, 2017

St Petersburg Metro Bombing

Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas quintile Pluto.
2.  Venus ruled by Neptune.
3.  Venus quintile Pluto.
4.  Moon opposite Pluto (bridged by square from the Sun).
5.  Sun square Pluto.  

This is moderately strong, and all points of the formula other than the Moon aspect will remain in effect for a number of days.  I posit a very high likelihood of more mass-murder events this week.  

The Mars-Jupiter-Pluto aspect triangle is highly descriptive of a destructive explosion.  Mars is conjunct Ceres (Ceres is prominent when things or people are "taken away"). 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Assad Can Stay

The Trump administration has just quietly but more-or-less-officially dropped the Obama policy of regime change in Syria.  Movement towards peace is always, in my experience, accompanied by "Apollonian" Pallas aspects, involving the Sun, Mercury, and/or the North Node. 

The USA Sibley chart for the day of Tillerson's comments has transiting Mercury sextile US Pallas and semisquare progressed Pallas, transiting Sun semisquare US Pallas, and transiting Pallas "undecile" US Pallas with progressed Sun/Pallas conjunct the midpoint. 

President Trump's chart for the same day has transiting Mercury trine his progressed Pallas, transiting Sun square his natal Pallas, and transiting Pallas septile his Sun and quincunx his progressed Sun

This is what significant "peace events" look like astrologically -- a jumble of aspects involving Pallas/Sun/Mercury for the parties ending their aggression.  The chart for Syria has some nice Jupiter/Venus transits against it, of the type that any decent Western astrologer should easily be able to parse.  These all bode well. 

April 15 2017 Protests

By reader request, here's a look at transits for this coming April 15, when Black Lives Matter has protest events planned.  These events in the past have nearly always devolved into property destruction and violence.  Billionaire financier George Soros, seen by insiders as the puppeteer of the US Democratic Party, has been a major funder of Black Lives Matter.

Will we see massive deadly violence?  Let's look for a Bloodbath Formula:

1.  Is Pallas weakened by "Dionysian" aspects?  Yes, but they're very weak:  Pallas is decile the South Node, and Pallas ruler Mars is widely trine Pluto.  These are quite weak, and somewhat mitigated by the semisquare from Mercury to Pallas.

2.  Is Venus liquefied by Neptune and/or the South NodeYesVenus is is Pisces, ruled by Neptune which is also very widely conjunct Venus.

3.  Is there a Venus-Pluto contact?  Yes, weakly.  Venus co-ruler Jupiter is square Pluto.

4.  Is there a Moon-Pluto contact?  Yes.  There will be a sextile that evening.

5.  Is there a Sun-Pluto contact?  Yes, but very weak.  The Sun is ruled by Mars which is widely trine Pluto.

I am not completely ruling out a fatality or two, but I think chances are good that the day will pass without murder related to the protests.

Will we see significant property damage?  I haven't researched this as much as I have mass-murder events, and don't have a formula for it.  So we'll look at aspects for that day and guess:

Sun conjunct Uranus:  rebelliousness.

Mars conjunct Ceres and Algol, quincunx Saturn:  destructive action against structure, possibly involving theft or things going missing?  Then again, the Pallas aspects are not terribly destructive.

My guess is that we'll see some misbehavior, but perhaps not on the "front page news" level.  So I hope. 

Jupiter square Pluto:  associated generally with social movements/protests and very specifically with such events when they are funded by George Soros, who has these two planets conjunct in his horoscope. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

RyanCare Fail

The transits for last Friday (when Obamacare replacement "RyanCare" failed, time of failure unknown) against Paul Ryan's chart are interesting. 

Transiting Sun conjunct Ryan Mars/Chiron: contention and injury.

Transiting Mars square Ryan Sun/Venus: more contention/conflict.

Transiting Ceres trine Ryan Mercury:  language taken away. 

Transiting Saturn square Ryan Pluto:  power, restricted. 

Transits that day against Trump's chart are also dramatic:

Transiting Mars square Trump Pluto:  a challenge to his power.

Transiting Uranus square Trump Saturn:  disruption of structure/authority.

Cernovitch explains why the RyanCare failure last week was actually a Trump victory.  Pat Buchanan somewhat agrees.  So perhaps this was less damaging to Trump than to his de facto enemy Ryan. 

Transiting Mercury conjunct Obamacare Venus:  good news.

Transiting Jupiter opposite Obamacare Venus:  possibly very good news.

The Republicans chose the wrong week to try to push this bill.   Or did they?  RyanCare is said to be not much different from Obamacare -- which suggests that it, too, would have been financially unviable.  If there's going to be an non-viable health care system, better it be under the banner of the other guy? 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Bitcoin Update

A couple of notes on the price of Bitcoin

The now-recovering drop of the last few days (distinct from this one) appears to be connected with transiting Mars squaring the ASC/DSC and lunar nodes of the Bitcoin nativity. 

Depending on which house system we use, the transiting North Node will be leaving the vicinity of the Second House cusp in the next few weeks.  Simultaneously, the South Node will be conjoining Bitcoin's Venus.  Also happening next month:  transiting Pluto stationing within two degrees of Bitcoin's progressed Sun.  One might expect volatility next month. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

London Terror Attack

As horrific as the London terror attack yesterday was, the body count was mercifully small.  Accordingly, the astrological Bloodbath Formula for the start of the event is quite weak.

Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas ruled by Jupiter which is square Pluto.
2.  Venus ruler Mars sextile Neptune.
3.  Venus widely septile Pluto.
4.  Moon conjunct Pluto.
5.  Sun widely septile Pluto.  

The shocking tenor of this event is no so much in the weak Bloodbath Formula as it is in the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square, retriggered by the Moon and Mercury.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Bitcoin Price Dip

The price of Bitcoin dropped around ten percent in the past week, recovering a bit in the past couple of days.  Transiting Saturn has been conjunct the Bitcoin "Vertex" at 27 Sagittarius, peaking a few days ago.  This transit returns in early May and late November of this year, so perhaps we can expect similar price activity at those times. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Netherlands Vote

Yesterday, the anti-immigration candidate Geert Wilders lost the election in the Netherlands.  While Wilders' message of reducing violence by cutting Islamic immigration was a "libertarian" end, the "means" was authoritarian in nature.  So despite the fact that most libertarians lean Right, yesterday's strongly libertarian astrological signature did not necessarily point to a Right-wing win. 

Transiting Sun/Pallas/Chiron trine Netherlands South Node in Cancer and (probably) square Netherlands Moon:  an ethical adjustment (Sun/Pallas/Chiron) contributing to the loss of homeland (South Node in Cancer) and in conflict with native interests (Moon).  This Sun/Pallas/Chiron conjunction also opposes the US Sibley Neptune in the Ninth, suggesting ethical struggle versus laws regarding foreigners and corresponding to yesterday's court decision against the Trump travel ban in the US. 

Transiting Sun/Pallas/Chiron square transiting Saturn in Sagittarius:  ethical adjustment versus restriction of travel. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Vault 7 Year Zero

This is the US Sibley chart with transits and progressions for this Tuesday, the release date of CIA documents by Wikileaks dubbed "Vault 7, Year Zero".  These documents reveal massive spying activity against the American people by the US government, far in excess of the past revelations of such activity by Edward Snowden

Progressed Moon conjunct US Ascendant:  something previously hidden (in the Twelfth House) comes to light. 

Transiting Uranus in Aries (triggered by opposition from Jupiter) quincunx US Neptune in Virgo in the Ninth:  unexpected technologically related action against covert media spying. 

Transiting Pallas opposite US Neptune in Virgo in the Ninth:  covert media spying, opposed by ethics. 

Transiting Sun and Mercury quincunx progressed Mars in Libra in the Tenth:  communication regarding government action in the social sphere. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Astrology and Comparative Religion

The proposition we are musing over here today:  the possibility that all major religions are inherently astrological, in ways not heretofore considered. I am no expert in comparative religion, so this post is more on the lines of the musings of a dilettante rather than a fully-fledged theory presented by a lifelong scholar.  That said, it's conceivable that some of the ideas presented here may form the basis of a compelling theory in the future, to be put forth by persons more knowledgeable than my (current) self.

Given what we can now say about the function and importance of the astrological Pallas (fleshed out in this blog and accompanying web site), it may now be possible to group major world religions into three broad astrological categories.  These are:  Polytheistic, Lunar, and Palladian.

Polytheistic Religions

There are probably countless polytheistic (multi-deity) religions, but there is a discernible pattern among the main three with which I am familiar (Greek/Roman, Norse, Hinduism).  You probably know already:  nearly all the deities in these systems directly correlate with astrological planetary archetypes.  For the most part, astrological planets are the gods in these systems.  These religions, then, are explicitly astrological in nature without further explanation.

Lunar Religions

In astrology, the Moon rules home and family, but also race, tribe, and culture.  In Lunar religions, there is a single deity whose primary function is to protect, guide, and facilitate the continued existence/spread/dominance of a specific tribe and its beliefs and culture.  While these religions may have ethical codes such as in the Palladian religions, these are generally secondary to the well-being of the tribe which the religion defines.  Primary examples here are Judaism and Islam (some say "Allah" is actually "al Illah", an actual Moon god.   If we expand our definition of religion to include any set of beliefs reliant on faith (and not evidence and reason), we might also include socio-political philosophies such as nationalism and ethno-nationalism in the Lunar religion category.  The astrological Moon, in my experience, also rules these ideologies.

Palladian Religions

In astrology, there are three main planetary energies which govern this category of religion.  The Sun represents (among many other things) achievement, self-expression, radiance, goodness, generosity, and Divinity itself.  Pluto represents (among other things) an opposite pole:  death, destruction, uncontrolled passion, and evil.  In Western philosophy, these poles have been described as the Apollonian-Dionysian dichotomy.  There is a planet in the horoscope which, in contact with the Sun, represents "good" and when in contact with Pluto, represents "evil".  This planet is (of course) Pallas, representing the mind, or intelligence.  Pallas therefore represents mankind, as the species on our planet most defined by the quality of intelligence.

Palladian religions, then, are religions which see absolutes of "good" and "evil" and which
seek to supply a consistent ethical structure to its adherents.  For believers of these faiths, there are codes of conduct which apply in their behavior towards other humans, regardless of whether those other humans share their faith.  Examples are (from what I can tell), Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Deism, Manicheism, and Satanism.  The former five of these require believers to behave ethically towards all fellow humans; the last is a full rejection of all ethics.

The Palladian religions appear to be a new development in human history, dating back to (perhaps) the Uranus-Neptune-Pluto triple conjunction of many centuries ago.  Richard Tarnas in Cosmos and Psyche (if I remember correctly) describes this event as a major turning point in the history of humankind.  One of the changes in the human race at this time, then, seems to have been a re-centering of humankind's sense of identification, to that of identifying with intelligence or intellect.

With the exception of Satanism and its variants, the Palladian religions (actually, mostly Christianity) seem to be the bedrock upon which our current civilization rests.  Christianity (and its brethren) with its emphasis on peaceful co-existence, has been proven to be the most stable religious foundation on which to build a sustainable society thus far.  It would probably be a grave mistake for humanity to jettison Christ unless a more compelling alternative came along, or unless we undergo another massive shift in consciousness like the one that occurred 25 centuries ago.  I think it is possible, from a purely secular socio-political perspective, to argue that Christ did in fact save the world --  not from Hell after death but from the hell of living among our fellow humans without a consistent and viable ethical code. 

I don't yet have a theory on "spiritual enlightenment" in the Eastern sense, though I have noticed a complex set of common planetary signatures present in the charts of man persons reported to have attained it.  Pallas and two other asteroids seem to be part of this set of signatures. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Trump Speech 2/28/2017

In his first joint address to the US Congress, President Trump gave a speech which many commentators are calling one of the greatest such speeches in recent US history.  It was direct, clear, powerful, and appeared sincere.  Seemingly as a result, Ben Carson's stalled confirmation as HUD director appears to be back on track and the normally vocal Democrats have fallen almost completely silent.  This speech may turn out to be a "turning of the tide" moment in Trump's reign. 

Sun conjunct Neptune in the Fifth House:  dreams (or deception) shine forth. 

Mercury conjunct South Node in the Fifth House opposite North Node in Virgo in the Eleventh:  not a lot of the usual boasting -- just a lot of talk about working to improve and repair society. 

T-square with Jupiter rising opposite Mars and Uranus on the Descendant, square Pluto at the IC:  optimism and hope on its face, delivering aggressive disruption (Mars/Uranus) and destruction (Pluto) to political enemies (Descendant and IC). 

Moon conjunct Venus:  a harbinger of prosperity to the people? 

Cancer on the MC:  family/tribe/nation above all else. 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Infowars Under Attack

This is Alex Jones' chart (birth time unknown) on the day of the announcement linked above.

Transiting Pluto conjunct Jones' Pallas and square Jones' Chiron:  overwhelming force triggering injury (Chiron) and a crisis of decision (Pallas).  This is triggered by transiting Mars conjunct Jones' Chiron and square Jones' Pallas and transiting Pluto

Transiting Saturn conjunct Jones' North Node in Sagittarius:  Jones' destiny as a public firebrand stifled.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Milo in Trouble?

I've avoided analyzing Milo's chart here because I can't find the birth time... but I'd say his libertarianism comes from the Mercury-Pallas square and his status as outrage-magnet comes from his Libra Sun conjunct anoretic Libra Pluto conjunct Saturn in Scorpio.

Today retrograde Jupiter is conjunct his Sun ("backwards" publicity) and transiting Saturn (restriction) is conjunct his Neptune (image). Transiting Jupiter is also square his progressed Pallas -- Jupiter-to-Pallas transits are the rule when questionable ethics come to the public eye.  Personally, I hope he can brush this one off -- Milo has plausible deniability here and is an important voice in today's political culture. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

"Very Fake News"

President Trump held an impromptu press conference this week in which he (calmly) excoriated the Mainstream Media.  He downgraded CNN from "fake news" to "very fake news".  Team Trump rallied across the country and liberals became re-enraged.

Transiting MC conjunct transiting South Node:  authority (the corporate mainstream press?) plus loss.

Transiting Sun conjunct Trump Part of Fortune:  a fortunate day for the "God Emperor"?

Transiting Mercury conjunct Trump Ceres in Aquarius:  Mercury is speech/communication, and I find Ceres often active when something is "taken away".  Has Trump taken something away from the (Aquarian) mass-media? 

Transiting Mars opposite Trump Jupiter:  is this the start of a public-communications offensive?  

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Obamacare Fatally Wounded?

Above is the Obamacare chart on the day of the Trump executive order which gave the IRS the option to stop enforcing the Obamacare individual mandate.  Here transiting Uranus (interruption) is tightly conjunct Obamacare's Venus (funds). 

Above is the Obamacare chart on the day of the IRS policy change that tax filers no longer need specify their health insurance status.  Here transiting Pallas (ethics) is conjunct the Midheaven, representing the triumph of ethics in the context of the healthcare law. 

And above is the Obamacare chart on the day that Reason and Drudge reported the IRS policy change to the public.  Pallas has moved from the Midheaven to Obamacare's Jupiter (publicity) and now the "cat is out of the bag" and Americans who read conservative/libertarian media are now aware that they can plausibly avoid the Obamacare individual mandate penalty. 

For all of these charts, transiting Pluto (death?) is conjunct Obamacare's North Node (receptivity) and the progressed Moon (health of the entity?) is square the nodal axis (karma).  This also means that the progressed Moon is forming a square aspect with transiting Pluto.  I wonder if the perfection of this aspect will be the final death-knell for the healthcare law. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Travel Ban Ruling

President Trump's travel ban has been blocked by a federal appeals court.

Transiting Pallas conjunct US progressed Sun and Pallas:  the ruling reduces government coercion and is therefore "libertarian". 

Progressed Moon in Sagittarius conjunct US Ascendant:  here come the foreigners?

Transiting Jupiter and Uranus in aspect to US Fourth House Chiron:  an unexpected boon to forces injurious to the homeland?  or the healing of such forces?

Transiting Sun in Aquarius conjunct progressed Mercury and solar arc Mars:  combat in the societal arena via speech/language.

Transiting Saturn in Sagittarius square US Neptune and solar arc Pluto:  authority plus foreigners against US power and public image.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Bitcoin Drop

The price of Bitcoin dropped nearly ten percent in the past day on the news that Chinese exchanges have temporarily halted bitcoin withdrawals.  The price is still relatively high. 

The most obvious astrological transit for the day is Mercury return (two degrees Aquarius) on the Bitcoin horoscope (Mercury representing information/news).  Mercury on this chart rules Bitcoin's Second House Saturn (representing financial struggle among other things). 

The price did not respond negatively to the Jupiter retrograde station this week (unless this drop is a delayed reaction).  This suggests to me that we may have a couple of months of stability or even growth based on these factors.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Kabul Suicide Bombing

Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas ruled by Jupiter which is square Pluto.
2.  Second House co-ruler Mercury septile Neptune.
3.  Venus quintile Pluto.
4.  Moon quindecile Pluto.
5.  Sun semisextile Pluto. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Trump Rattles Saber

President Trump, in the past day or so, has lashed out with varying degrees of severity, at Iran, Israel, Australia, UC Berkeley, and indirectly at Russia.  This is unsettling (except in the case of UC Berkeley, which I applaud).  Perhaps it is meant to be unsettling, and the constant alternation of the "carrot" and the "stick" is how the commander-in-chief advances his agenda.  The question:  will it work without causing a disaster?

The astrology (click to enlarge):

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bitcoin Price Jump

The price of Bitcoin has jumped up nearly 10 percent in the past two days.  I'm eyeing two astrological factors. 

1.  Jupiter is about to station retrograde this weekend, and it is currently conjunct Bitcoin's IC and trine Bitcoin's Neptune, ruler of Bitcoin's Venus.  Might this week's price jump be a prologue to another "spike and crash" centered on this event?

2.  The transiting North Node has started a two month stay on Bitcoin's Second House Cusp.  This vector might mean relative highs or even price growth for a couple of months. 

We'll just have to see if anything happens this weekend. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Trump Fires Acting AG

Trump has fired the acting Attorney General for defying him on his recent executive order regarding travel visas from countries deemed "states of concern" by the Obama administration.  One is curious whether she would have defied Obama when he gave a nearly identical order in 2011...

Against Trump's chart, transiting Pluto (death/change) is square his Jupiter (law), and the Pluto transit is triggered by Mercury and the Moon

Monday, January 30, 2017

One In, Two Out

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When "libertarian" events occur, such as peace treaties or the repeal of restrictive laws, the event chart will feature aspects between Pallas (or sign rulers) and the Sun, Mercury, and/or the North Node.  In my experience of examining such events, this rule is without exception. Today's Trump executive order requires the repeal of two federal regulations for every new regulation.  The event chart features minor aspects from both the Sun and Mercury to Pallas (click image above).

There is also a Sun-Venus-Jupiter aspect triad (Sun semisquare Venus, Venus quincunx Jupiter, Jupiter squine Sun) which some mundane astrologers link to "peace" events.