Friday, July 6, 2018

Justin Trudeau Groping Scandal

Left-wing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been accused of sexual misconduct.  As always with ethics scandals, we are looking for a Jupiter-to-Pallas transit...  Jupiter for publicity and Pallas for ethics, generally accompanied by a major outer-planet transit which represents a significant change in status.


Transiting Jupiter at 13 Scorpio is opposite Trudeau's Pallas at17 Taurus.

A Uranus-to-Jupiter transit also seems to be a common feature of ethics scandals.  Here we have transiting Uranus at 2 Taurus trine Trudeau's progressed Jupiter at 0 Capricorn.

Trump EPA Guy Resigns

https://www.infowars.com/scott-pruitt-resigns-as-epa-administrator-trump-says/

When President Trump loses or fires a staff member, it tends to be during a Ceres transit to his chart.  See here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.  In this case Ceres at 3 Virgo is conjunct his Ascendant at 29 Leo and his progressed Sun at 1 Virgo. 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

1993 Pierre Beregovoy Suicide

In keeping with the line of thought from the last post, here's another suicide example from "Moment of Astrology".  (i.e. there seems to be a recurring pattern of transits involving both Jupiter and Pluto to natal or progressed or solar arc Pallas of the native in suicide events)

Transiting Pluto is square the native's solar arc Pallas, and transiting Jupiter is novile/semisquare the same solar arc Pallas (and approaching a trine to the natal Pallas). 


suicide location is actually Nevers, France


Again, I do not claim to have disproven Mr. Cornelius' assertion that there is (probably) no quantifiable astrological signature for such events.  I merely raise the possibility that such a signature may exist, one which involves heretofore unconsidered variables. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

1983 Arthur Koestler Suicide

Geoffrey Cornelius in his fascinating and groundbreaking work "Moment of Astrology" notes a number of times that no consistent astrological signature for suicide had been found as of the writing of his book.  He suggests in the book that such a signature may never be found because astrology itself does not work in a quantifiably consistent manner.  I am undecided on this question. 

That said, I've examined the charts for a number of suicides on this blog, and there seems to be a recurring pattern of transits involving both Jupiter and Pluto to natal or progressed Pallas of the native.  I do not claim to have disproven Mr. Cornelius, but for entertainment value I extract a suicide chart example from his book (Arthur Koestler, 1983) and point out that my proposed Pallas pattern appears in the chart.  


location of death incorrect, time of death unknown

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Annapolis Newspaper Shooting

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2018/06/28/reports-of-shots-fired-in-annapolis/

The Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas opposite Pluto. 
2.  Venus quincunx Neptune.
3.  Pluto quincunx Venus.
4.  Pluto conjunct Moon
5.  Pluto quindecile Sun and conjunct Moon, ruler of Sun.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

US - North Korea Summit

https://abcnews.go.com/US/exclusive-trust-trump-opens-kim-historic-summit/story?id=55815265

Transiting Sun at 21 Gemini and transiting Mercury at 29 Gemini are trine the US Pallas at 26 Aquarius and the US solar arc Pallas at 26 Libra.  Transiting Pallas at 12 Cancer is trine the US progressed Pallas at 14 Cancer. 

Sun/Mercury/Pallas/NNode transits to Pallas are typical of peace agreements and the repeal of oppressive laws.  Interestingly, I do not spot similar transits against the North Korea horoscope, which suggests that the recent inroads to peace may center on US actions. 

Friday, June 8, 2018

Anthony Bourdain Suicide

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's apparent suicide this week is not an overtly political event, but helps add to the evidence presented in this blog that the asteroid Pallas represents intelligence, logic, and ethics.  We see this in dramatic fashion when transits/progressions involving Pallas are inevitably correlated with when persons or other entities commit acts that demonstrate a lapse or challenge to one's reason and ethics. 

As of his death, Bourdain's natal Pallas at 5 Pisces was under semisquare aspect by transiting Pluto at 20 Capricorn.  Transiting Jupiter at 14 Scorpio was widely trine his Pallas at 5 Pisces.  Pluto-Pallas events are indicative of ethical crises, and Jupiter-Pallas events are common during public scandals and suicides. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Kate Spade Suicide

Fashion designer Kate Spade's apparent suicide this week is not an overtly political event, but helps add to the evidence presented in this blog that the asteroid Pallas represents intelligence, logic, and ethics.  We see this in dramatic fashion when transits/progressions involving Pallas are inevitably correlated with when persons or other entities commit acts that demonstrate a lapse or challenge to one's reason and ethics.

As of her death, Spade's natal Pallas at 17 Cancer was under opposition by transiting Pluto at 20 Capricorn .  Transiting Jupiter at 15 Scorpio was trine her Pallas at 17 Cancer.  Pluto-Pallas events are indicative of ethical crises, and Jupiter-Pallas events are common during public scandals and suicides. 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Morgan Freeman Harrassment Scandal

A-list actor and outspoken liberal Morgan Freeman has been accused of sexual harrassment of multiple women.  As always with ethics scandals, we are looking for a Jupiter-to-Pallas transit...  Jupiter for publicity and Pallas for ethics, generally accompanied by a major outer-planet transit which represents a significant change in status.

Transiting Jupiter at 16 Scorpio has recently been sextile Freeman's progressed Pallas at18 Capricorn.

A Uranus-to-Jupiter transit also seems to be a common feature of ethics scandals.  Here we have transiting Uranus at 0 Taurus square Freeman's Jupiter at 26 Capricorn.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Texas School Shooting

https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/watch-live-at-least-8-killed-in-shooting-at-santa-fe-high-school/285-553331098

The Bloodbath Formula for this event is (oddly) weak or indirect on a number of levels:
1.  Pallas ruler Mercury square Nodes. 
2.  Venus ruler Mercury square NodesSecond House ruler Moon quincunx South Node.
3.  Pluto quincunx Venus (wide, bridged by Mars).
4.  Pluto trine Fourth House ruler Sun. 
5.  Pluto trine Sun.



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Planned Parenthood Funding Cut

https://www.weeklystandard.com/john-mccormack/trump-to-cut-planned-parenthood-funding-administration-will-announce-friday

Ceres represents removal or disappearance (I collect evidence for this assertion on this blog).  The Fifth House represents children.  So Ceres in the Fifth House is a fair indicator for abortion.  Bearing these astrological correspondences in mind, then, we can contextualize the Trump administration's cut of federal funds for Planned Parenthood by looking at transits for both Trump and the US horoscopes. 

Transiting Mars at 0 Aquarius is now conjunct Trump's progressed Fifth House Ceres at 0 Aquarius. 

Transiting Chiron at 1 Aries is now conjunct the US progressed Fifth House Ceres at 1 Aries. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Israel-Iran Battles

https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-iranian-barrage-israel-launches-massive-counterattack-in-syria/

Iran (allegedly) attacks Israel.  Israel (confirmedly) attacks Iran. 

We've seen that under Pluto transits to natal or progressed Pallas, people and other entities often behave badly or face ethical challenges.  So in the face of new hostilities of unclear origin between Israel and Iran, it may be interesting to look for such Pluto-Pallas transits against the horoscopes of these nations and their leaders. 

Israel (May 14 1948 4:37pm Tel Aviv)
Transiting Pluto at  21 Capricorn square Israel Pallas at 25 Aries and trine progressed Pallas at 21 Taurus.

Netanyahu (Oct 21 1949 9:30am Jerusalem)
Transiting Pluto at  21 Capricorn squine Netanyahu Pallas at 6 Libra and squile progressed Pallas at 4 Scorpio. 

Iran (April 1 1979 3pm Tehran)
No clear aspect unless you count the semi-sextile. 

Assad (Sep 11 1965 Damascus)
No clear aspect

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Eric Schneiderman Abuse Scandal

New York Attorney General and anti-Trump champion Eric Schneiderman has been accused of multiple counts of abuse of multiple women.  As always with ethics scandals, we are looking for a Jupiter-to-Pallas transit...  Jupiter for publicity and Pallas for ethics, generally accompanied by a major outer-planet transit which represents a significant change in status.


Transiting Jupiter in late Scorpio has recently been conjunct Schneiderman's solar arc Pallas at 0 Sagittarius.    

A Uranus-to-Jupiter transit also seems to be a common feature of ethics scandals.  Here we have transiting Uranus at 29 Aries square Schneiderman's Jupiter at 26 Cancer.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Al Gore Sexual Assault Scandal

Former US Vice President, and Anthropogenic Global Warming messiah, Al Gore, was accused of two (additional) accounts of sexual assault last fall.  The story was buried in the media -- I only just learned of it.  As always with ethics scandals, we are looking for a Jupiter-to-Pallas transit...  Jupiter for publicity and Pallas for ethics, generally accompanied by a major outer-planet transit which represents a significant change in status.

Transiting Jupiter at 10 Scorpio was quincunx Gore's Pallas at 8 Aries.    

A Uranus-to-Jupiter transit also seems to be a common feature of ethics scandals.  Here we had transiting Uranus at 25 Aries trine Gore's Jupiter at 28 Sagittarius and conjunct his 21 Aries MC.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Tom Brokaw Harassment Scandal

Newsman Tom Brokaw has been accused of sexual harassment.  As always with ethics scandals, we are looking for a Jupiter-to-Pallas transit...  Jupiter for publicity and Pallas for ethics, generally accompanied by a major outer-planet transit which represents a significant change in status.


Transiting Jupiter at 19 Scorpio is trine Brokaw's Pallas at 19 Cancer.    

A Uranus-to-Jupiter transit also seems to be a common feature of ethics scandals.  Here we have transiting Uranus at 29 Aries conjunct Brokaw's progressed Jupiter at 24 Aries. Progressed Jupiter and natal Mars (at 22 Aries) are also receiving a square from transiting Pluto (21 Cap) and Mars (22 Cap). 

Friday, April 27, 2018

North Korea Peace?

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6154655/north-south-korea-agree-denuclearisation-kim-jong-un-moon-jae-in/

North Korea's progressed Pallas is retrograde at 08Gem03, about half a degree of arc from the natal Pallas at 07Gem31 -- returning home after a very long departure.  Regular perusers of this blog know that breakouts of peace are extremely strongly correlated with Pallas-positive transits and progressions. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Avicii Suicide

EDM star Avicii's apparent suicide last week is not an overtly political event, but helps add to the evidence presented in this blog that the asteroid Pallas represents intelligence, logic, and ethics.  We see this in dramatic fashion when transits/progressions involving Pallas are inevitably correlated with when persons or other entities commit acts that demonstrate a lapse or challenge to one's reason and ethics. 

As of his death, Avicii's solar arc Pallas at 10 Taurus was opposite his Pluto at 12 Scorpio.  Transiting Jupiter at 20 Scorpio was sesquiquadrate his progressed Pallas at 5 Aries.  Pluto-Pallas events are indicative of ethical crises, and Jupiter-Pallas events are common during public scandals and suicides. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Toronto Van Attack

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6125470/toronto-pedestrian-crash-truck-injuries-pavement-mounted-latest/

Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas trine South Node. 
2.  Venus quintile Neptune.
3.  Pluto  trine Venus.
4.  Pluto quincunx (wide, bridged by Mars/ASC) Moon
5.  Pluto trine Venus, ruler of Sun.




Maybe the Mars/Pluto conjunction relates to the use of a vehicle as a weapon, as in this event

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Tennessee Waffle House Shooting

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2018/04/22/antioch-tn-waffle-house-shooting-naked-suspect/540033002/

Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas trine South Node. 
2.  Venus squine South Node and quintile Neptune.
3.  Pluto  trine Venus.
4.  Pluto opposite Moon
5.  Pluto trine Venus, ruler of Sun.




This event is unusual in that it does not carry a clear Pallas-Pluto aspect.  

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Allison Mack Sex Cult Scandal

"Smallville" star Allison Mack has been indicted for sexual trafficking recently.  As always with ethics scandals, we are looking for a Jupiter-to-Pallas transit...  Jupiter for publicity and Pallas for ethics, generally accompanied by a major outer-planet transit which represents a significant change in status.


Transiting Jupiter at 20 Scorpio is conjunct Mack's solar arc Pallas at 19 Scorpio.    

A Uranus-to-Jupiter transit also seems to be a common feature of ethics scandals.  Here we have transiting Uranus at 28 Aries opposite Mack's Jupiter at 1 Scorpio. 

Mack was born under a wide Pallas-Pluto conjunction.   This aspect is advantageous, and fairly common, for actors and entertainers... but this is in part because it lowers inhibition and restraint. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Munster Car Killings

From earlier in the month:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5589217/Lorry-crashes-crowd-Germany-leaving-three-dead.html

Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas sesquiquadrate Pluto. 
2.  Venus square Nodes.
3.  Pluto (indirectly/widely) trine Venus.
4.  Pluto conjunct Moon
5.  Pluto square Sun.



Saturday, April 14, 2018

US Bombs Syria

https://www.infowars.com/breaking-trump-approves-airstrikes-against-syria/

Trump has been better than any recent US President at keeping his campaign promises, but with this recent military escalation, he's breaking his most important promise:  to pursue peace. 

Transiting Jupiter (expansion, public policy) at 21 Scorpio and transiting Pluto (death) at 21 Capricorn are still forming a yod against the US Mars (aggression) at 21 Gemini and Donald Trump's Sun at 22 Gemini. 

Transiting Saturn (struggle) at 9 Capricorn is conjunct Trump's Pallas (ethics/intelligence) at 11 Capricorn, suggesting that he faces ethical challenges but not necessarily a total crisis (as might be suggested by a Pluto transit). 

Syria's solar arc Pluto (death) at 17 Scorpio is now conjunct Syria's Jupiter at 17 Scorpio and Ascendant at 18 Scorpio -- this regime will not go unchanged over the next few years.  But in the short term, transiting retrograde Jupiter will conjoin both the Syria Sun at 20 Scorpio and later the Syria Jupiter and solar arc Pluto.  The former may be a respite from current pressure, but the latter could be either positive and/or disastrous. 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

US Pulling Back From Syria?

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/30/trump-freezing-syria-funds-in-signal-us-pullback-report-says.html

Events such as this, which center on the reduction of the use of force, are "Pallas-positive".  They reliably tend to occur when Pallas is reinforced by transit and/or progression, by the Sun, Mercury, North Node, and/or Pallas herself. 

The configuration of the day is Pallas at 0 Gemini septile Sun at 10 Aries and Mercury at 12 Aries, and quintile the North Node at 13 Leo.  The recent Pallas ingress into Gemini is likely also significant, as Gemini is ruled by Mercury

Today's configuration similarly activates the charts of the US and of President Trump.  Transiting Pallas (0 Gemini) is square the US Pallas (26 Aquarius), semisquare the US Sun (13 Cancer), and square Trump's progressed Sun (1 Virgo).  Transiting Sun (10 Aries) and Mercury (12 Aries) are semisquare the US Pallas (26 Aquarius) and square Trump's Pallas (11 Capricorn). 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

US-Russia Tensions

https://www.infowars.com/trump-to-expel-60-russian-diplomats-from-u-s/

Against the midpoint-composite for the USA (2p Jul 4 1776) and Russia (5:19:40p Dec 25 1991), transiting Chiron (28Pis48) has just entered the Seventh House (27Pis46) and conjoined the Vertex (28Pis55). 

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Tavis Smiley Allegations (2)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/pbs-details-tavis-smileys-alleged-sexual-misconduct-countersuit-1096648

In this earlier post in the Tavis Smiley sexual misconduct saga, we failed to find a clear Jupiter-to-Pallas transit (unless we use a giant 17-degree orb for conjunctions).  Well, these days as the story progresses, Jupiter has recently stationed retrograde near its current 22 Scorpio position, which is within eight degrees of Smiley's 0 Sagittarius Pallas.

We're back to batting 1000 on this theory (that Jupiter-to-Pallas transits correspond with ethics revelations/scandals). 

Friday, March 23, 2018

Islamic Terror: Trebes

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5535755/Shooting-hostage-taking-supermarket-south-France.html

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

This is moderately strong, with the Moon not yet at the perfection of the aspect.  We might see more violence today. 



Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Austin Bombings

I've been keeping an eye on Pallas-Jupiter not only as an indicator of potential scandals, but also as a possible signature for bombings and planned explosions.  Corresponding with the recent bombings in Austin, Texas, we have a transiting aspect triangle between Jupiter, Pallas, and Pluto in which Pluto is over Austin's Sun



Monday, March 19, 2018

Steven Seagal Sexual Assault Allegations

Martial arts star Steven Seagal has been accused of sexual assault recently.  As always with ethics scandals, we are looking for a Jupiter-to-Pallas transit...  Jupiter for publicity and Pallas for ethics, generally accompanied by a major outer-planet transit which represents a significant change in status.


Transiting Jupiter at 23 Scorpio is trine Seagal's Pallas at 17 Pisces and opposite his solar arc Pallas at 21 Taurus.    

A Uranus-to-Jupiter transit also seems to be a common feature of ethics scandals.  Here we have transiting Uranus at 26 Aries conjunct Seagal's Jupiter at 25 Aries. 

The astrology may not be necessarily indicative of guilt. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Trump Econ Guy Resigns

http://www.businessinsider.com/gary-cohn-resigns-2017-8

When President Trump loses or fires a staff member, it tends to be during a Ceres transit to his chart.  See here, here, here, here, here, and here.  In this case Ceres at 5 Leo is quintile his Second House (economics) Jupiter (policy/philosophy) at 17 Libra. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

Barnaby Joyce Ethics Scandal

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-23/barnaby-joyce-resigns/9477942

As always with ethics scandals, we are looking for a Jupiter-to-Pallas transit...  Jupiter for publicity and Pallas for ethics, generally accompanied by a major outer-planet transit which represents a significant change in status.


Transiting Jupiter at 22 Scorpio is opposite Joyce's Pallas at 17 Taurus.    

A Uranus-to-Jupiter transit also seems to be a common feature of ethics scandals.  Here transiting Uranus at 25 Aries is square Joyce's Jupiter at 25 Cancer. 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Russia Church Shooting

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/682783/Dagestan-Russia-shooting-festival-gunman-deaths-casualties-police-shooter

Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas ruler Venus septile Pluto.  Pallas widely trine Pluto.    
2.  Venus conjunct/ruled by Neptune.
3.  Pluto septile Venus.
4.  Pluto quintile Moon
5.  Pluto square Uranus, ruler of Sun.


Islamic Terror: Nigeria

http://dailypost.ng/2018/02/17/15-feared-dead-boko-haram-bombs-borno-market/

Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas ruler Venus semisquare Pluto.    
2.  Venus conjunct/ruled by Neptune.
3.  Pluto semisquare Venus.
4.  Pluto semisquare Moon
5.  Pluto square Uranus, ruler of Sun.




This type of events occurs more frequently than is posted here -- I only post the ones with a reported time of occurrence.  

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Florida School Shooting

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2018/02/14/florida-shooting-suspect-custody-7-dead-14-injuries-live-stream-nicolas-cruz/

Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas ruler Venus semisquare Pluto.    
2.  Venus conjunct/ruled by Neptune.
3.  Pluto semisquare Venus.
4.  Moon ruled by Uranus which is square Pluto
5.  Pluto square Uranus, ruler of Sun.


Monday, February 12, 2018

Rob Porter Resignation

Trump aide Rob Porter resigned last week after reports of spousal abuse

When President Trump loses or fires a staff member, it tends to be during a Ceres transit to his chart.  See here, here, here, and here.  In this case Ceres at 10 Leo was conjunct his Pluto, also at 10 Leo. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Day-Trading Bitcoin

I've been using astrology to day-trade Bitcoin for the past few weeks.  Here are a few things I've learned:

1.  It can be done.  I did it, consistently winning more trades than not, and generating enough income to live on, using less than one Bitcoin to trade.  And this was trading part-time, while working elsewhere. 

2.  You may not want to try it.  It requires patience, discipline, strong astrology skill, pattern-matching ability, emotional resilience, and perhaps luck and intuition.  I will not detail my methods.  If you have the skill set and mindset it takes to do this, you will figure out how it works.  If you can't or won't figure it out, you probably shouldn't do it. 

3.  It may drive you mad if you do try it.  The "wildcard" factors are very strong, including high variation in the timing and behavior of transits.  Also, internet service and exchange outages can ruin your plans even if they're perfect.  I will probably limit myself to a small number of trades per day going forward, to retain my sanity.  I'm not sure I actually enjoy the work. 

4.  If you try it, use the London chart.  Sydney (a location used by one or more astrologers who believe that Australian Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto) does not work as well. 

5.  Consider using Litecoin instead.  The Litecoin price moves with Bitcoin, but by generally higher percentages. 


Buy and HODL if you're not as crazy as I am.  Otherwise, good luck!   

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Kabul Suicide Bombing

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42843897

Bloodbath Formula for this event:
1.  Pallas parallel Pluto.    
2.  Venus conjunct South Node.
3.  Pluto square Uranus, ruler of Venus.
4.  Moon quincunx Pluto
5.  Pluto square Uranus, ruler of Sun.



Friday, January 19, 2018

Michael Douglas Sexual Harrassment Claim

Actor Michael Douglas has been accused of sexual harrassment recently.  As always with ethics scandals, we are looking for a Jupiter-to-Pallas transit...  Jupiter for publicity and Pallas for ethics, generally accompanied by a major outer-planet transit which represents a significant change in status.

Transiting Jupiter at 19 Scorpio is square Douglas' Pallas at 25 Leo and septile his progressed Pallas at 28 Virgo.    

A Uranus-to-Jupiter transit also seems to be a common feature of ethics scandals.  Here transiting Uranus at 24 Aries is quincunx Douglas' progressed Jupiter at 25 Virgo. 

The astrology may not be necessarily indicative of guilt. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Seal Sexual Assault Accusation

Pop music star Seal has been accused of sexual assault recently.  As always with ethics scandals, we are looking for a Jupiter-to-Pallas transit...  Jupiter for publicity and Pallas for ethics, generally accompanied by a major outer-planet transit which represents a significant change in status.

Transiting Jupiter at 19 Scorpio is trine Seal's progressed Pallas at 21 Cancer.    

A Uranus-to-Jupiter transit also seems to be a common feature of ethics scandals.  Here we don't have that, but transiting Uranus at 24 Aries is conjunct Seal's MC at 23 Aries and progressed Sun at 24 Aries. 

The astrology may not be necessarily indicative of guilt. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Peterson: 12 Rules for Life

Jordan B Peterson is publishing a new book,  12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, this month.  He speaks at length about it with Dave Rubin here

It's hard for me, as a seasoned astrologer, to see 12 of anything without trying to mentally superimpose the zodiac and/or the astrological houses over them.  So, of course, I paid attention as Peterson and Rubin went over each of the 12 chapters in the book and tried to see correspondences between the chapters of the book and the houses of the horoscope.  In this case, not a lot of mental gymnastics are necessary to align the book's chapters, in chronological order, with the astrological houses... also in order.

1.  "stand up straight" - face the world head-on.  Fairly obvious First House connection.

2.  "treat yourself as someone you are responsible for helping" - in other words, as if you have value...  somewhat obvious, for the Second House.

3.  "make friends with people who want the best for you" - which can translate easily into "choose your neighbors/siblings".  So this is semi-obvious.

4.  "compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to others today" - one could argue that this is about creating a proper "home" for how to view yourself.  Or that this chapter doesn't really match the Fourth House of astrology... this is the weakest astrological connection of the 12. 

5.  "do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them" - obvious, as the Fifth House rules children. 

6.  "set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world" - obvious:  both the Sixth House and Virgo (the sixth sign) are about both setting things in order and critical temperament. 

7.  "pursue what is meaningful, not what is expedient" - not entirely obvious, but the Seventh House rules "other than self" which can translate into "that which is interacted with".  Also, in horary, the Seventh House rules the intended destination for questions on relocation. 

8.  "tell the truth or at least don't lie" - lying, for Peterson, is an act of destruction.  Fairly obvious. 

9.  "assume person you are listening to may know something you don't" - in other words, learning:  a clear Ninth House connection. 

10.  "be precise in your speech" - for Peterson, speech creates structure and order.  The connection is obvious if you're familiar with both Peterson and astrology. 

11.  "do not bother children when they are skateboarding" - not entirely obvious.  In derived houses, the 11th House is the Fifth of the Seventh, meaning "other people's children"... or the Seventh of the Fifth, meaning "friends/destination of your own children". 

12.  "pet a cat when you encounter it" - The 12th House is the Sixth of the Seventh, meaning pets of others.  Also, Peterson says the chapter is about dealing with the unknown/overwhelming. 


So, all in all, it's a near-perfect correspondence, in order, between the chapters of Peterson's book and the houses of the horoscope.  This is not to say that Peterson is an astrologer or believes in astrology -- he is by his own admission not a believer.  This is all merely part of an observation that the structures which underlie astrology seem in some way fundamental to the workings of the human mind.

Other examples of human writing which, consciously or no, mirror the houses/signs:

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Paul Haggis Sexual Assault Scandal

Celebrated film director Paul Haggis has been accused of sexual assault recently.  As always with ethics scandals, we are looking for a Jupiter-to-Pallas transit...  Jupiter for publicity and Pallas for ethics, generally accompanied by a major outer-planet transit which represents a significant change in status. 

Transiting Jupiter at 17 Scorpio is opposite Haggis' progressed Pallas at 19 Taurus.    

A Uranus-to-Jupiter transit also seems to be a common feature of ethics scandals.  Here we don't have that, but transiting Pluto at 18 Capricorn and transiting Jupiter at 17 Scorpio both aspect Haggis' 17 Taurus Jupiter

The astrology may not be necessarily indicative of guilt. 

Friday, January 5, 2018

Ben Vereen Sexual Misconduct Scandal

Broadway legend Ben Vereen has been accused of sexual assault recently.  As always with ethics scandals, we are looking for a Jupiter-to-Pallas transit...  Jupiter for publicity and Pallas for ethics, generally accompanied by a major outer-planet transit which represents a significant change in status. 
Transiting Jupiter at 17 Scorpio is semisquare Vereen's Pallas at 4 Capricorn.    

A Uranus-to-Jupiter transit also seems to be a common feature of ethics scandals.  Here we have transiting Uranus at 24 Aries (widely) opposite Vereen's 3 Scorpio Jupiter.

The astrology may not be necessarily indicative of guilt. 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Bannon Ballistic

Conservative strategist and figurehead Steve Bannon has, according to President Trump, gone off the rails.  When a person undergoes an ethical crisis or experiences uncharacteristic lapses in judgment, the astrological culprit is generally a Pluto-to-Pallas transit.  Bannon's natal Pallas is at 3 Virgo and is receiving a partile sesquiquadrate from Pluto now at 18 Capricorn.  Trump is not under such a transit.