Thursday, September 29, 2005

Wildfire Rages in LA as Solar Eclipse Looms Closer

High Winds and Flames can Transform the Land

Perhaps those here on the West Coast have been noticing a large wildfire (ruled by Sag.) devouring 17,000 acres near Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

I mentioned in my last post about the upcoming Annular Solar Eclipse 10/3/05 has a Mars Line @/MC(MidHeaven) meeting Venus/IC running
right thru Los Angeles and Eastern vicinities.
This family of eclipses is Saros 7 South which has the quality of
Pluto trining the Eclipse (new moon)and SQ Mars or Mars = Pluto trine New Moon. I am only speaking of the essence of this family of eclipses which started back on June 22, 1248. Our last experience with this family was Oct 7th 1987
right before the crash of Black Monday.

To get a true understanding of the ramificiations of the Saros 7th South Family, let me refer you to an article on Skyscript by Dennis Elwell about that Oct 7th Lunar Eclipse
. Dennis sets the chart for London and tells of the the horrific fire at Kings Cross Underground Station, London, on 18 November 1987, in which 31 died and 20 were seriously injured.
That Oct 7th Eclipse had PL/ME conj. at 8 Scorpio with VE 25Lib opp JU Aries 26 Rx and sextile Uranus 23 Sag (same sensitive 23 degree as Oct 1st Mars Rx in TAU). Air and Fire is prominent at the Kings Cross tragedy.

NOW this year's Oct 3rd 2005 eclipse @ 10 Libra has a Yod with ME 21 Lib Sextile PL 22Sag POINTING ALL THAT WIND AND FIRE AT MA 23 Tau! Libra is assoicated with High Winds.
"Winds as strong as 50 mph fed the blaze yesterday, making it more difficult for firefighters to contain it, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Jim Wells said in a telephone interview"

I have mentioned that the advent of Saturn entering Leo put the danger of fires much higher. I think wildfires are something that all of the West Coast must guard against especially with Saturn in LEO - old,
strong and serious fire can rage unchecked for long periods of time.

So far this year, wildfires have charred 8.16 million acres nationwide, compared with 7.74 million acres by the same time last year, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Oct. 3rd 2005 Eclipse (Outer Wheel) and US Chart (Inner Wheel)

Will the Next Solar Eclipse Oct. 3rd, 2005 Create Another Black Monday?
(Above we see a dual-wheel chart comparing the coming Oct 3, 2005 (outer) to the US Sibley Foundation Chart.)

For those who don't remember Oct. 19, 1987, it was entitled Black Monday. Since current transits from that Lover of Serious Drama - good Old Saturn now decked out in Leo we don't want to confuse our readers BUT: (The terms Black Monday and Black Tuesday are also applied to October 28 and 29, 1929, the follow-ups to Black Thursday, which started the stock market crash of that year.)
Even those few financial pundits unlike the typical CNBC analyst screaming to buy will be shocked. Yes evern those who have accurately called the last 2.5 years of Equity Growth a Cyclical Bull roaming thru mud filled stockyard termed a long term Bear Market, will be surprised if history repeats itself.
On that day - Oct 19, 1987, the "Dow Jones Industrial Average" Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 22.6%, the largest one-day decline in recorded Stock market" stock market history. This one day decline was not confined to the United States, but mirrored all over the world. By the end of October, stock markets in Australia had fallen 41.8%, 22.5%, "Hong Kong" 45.8%, and the United Kingdom 26.4%. COULD THIS BE COMING SOON right before Jupiter enters Scorpio (configuration putting emphasis on debt and borrowing)?
In 1987 - When individual investors heard the news of a massive stock market crash , they rushed (Jupiter Aries) to call their brokers. This was an unsuccessful strategy because each broker had many clients (Libra Sun opp. Jupiter) . Many people lost millions instantly. Some unstable individuals, who had lost fortunes, went to their broker’s office and started shooting - under the transit of Pluto, Venus and Mercury. Several brokers were killed, despite the fact that they had no control over the market action
Chart for Black Monday

Before we visit the Astrological Forecast for the coming Annular Solar Eclipse for 10/3/05 followed on October 7th by a Partial Lunar Eclipse. Back to memory lane 1987 and Black Monday there was another Libra Eclipse Oct 7th 1987. These three eclipses are part of the Family of Eclipses the Saros (means repetiton in Greek) Series 7 South known to mimic the immense, power and force of Pluto SQ Mercury but channeled thru a trine to the New Moon. Saros 7 S also carries the essence of pending potential crisis arise manifest and move thru our lives rather quickly.
Some current astrologers are connecting this Annular Solar(10/3/05) and the following Partial lunar eclipse (10/17/05)to Earthquakes and more hurricanes and high winds. One Hellatious Transit- waxing Saturn Opp Neptune crossed by the Mars Opp Venus which have been linked to everything from Mental Illness, Virus (computer and peopls), Civil War and insurrection along with even more land graps by the elete.

The Finger of God is also present in this next Solar Eclipse (said to have an orb of influence of at least six months) with a Yod between: All that implies our mental process and passes for communication (Mercury) is working with the forces of immense Power Dark Lord of Total Transformation (Pluto) pointing to focused physical action in earthy yet frustrated Taurus the Bull. In fact using Astrocartography - Astrocartography applies geography to the principle that planets are strongest at certain angles mostly the four main corners ASC, IC, DSC, MC. Solar Eclipse 10 - 3 has Mars (action, energy and imposing force) drawn too and opposed Venus (senses what we value and Money) at the place of home, roots and family the IC. right down the center of Los Angles. And Yes the Gulf Coast is again active with Pluto on the IC - Possibly another Katrina Relative or a Series of Super Tornados?
On the west coast active and impulsive Aries N Node rises on the MC running from Alaska thru the Pacific Oceans near Hawaii and Beyond. Crossing that Aries Node is Chiron which rose up from Antarctica up thru South Asia culminating in the frozen tundras of Siberia and the 29 Acive KAMCHATKA VOLCANOES. A mystical aura is present with the Mars/Neptune Contraparallel by declination in close orb and pushing toward manifestation from 4th and 5th dimensions.
Then two weeks later - October 17th using Astrocartography again, we find Pluto this time on the West Coast on MC running down thru Vancouver and San Francisco.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Rita Salutes in Prelude to Martial Law

Rita Salutes the Equinox - a Prelude to Martial Law

Some may remember that True North Node entered Aries on December 26, 2004 (day of the MegaQuake/Tsunami and will exit on June 22, 2006. We are deeply inovled in the militarization of America and much of the world when it comes to natural disasters. Notice that N Node in Aries in the Eclipse Chart sits in the second house of resources. It has been pointed out that North Node in Aries has helped increase military spending.
On September 23rd on the eve of Rita making landfall in the Gulf Coast, President Bush traveled together with DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff to The Peterson Air Force Base, at the headquarters of US Northern Command in Colorado Springs. Then ominously
GWB and Chertoff went to Austin 24th of September, when Hurricane Rita hit the Texas-Louisiana coastline to attend a Joint Task Force Rita conference created under the jurisdiction of NorthCom and Navy Admiral Timothy Keating, US NorthCom. All of these high powered meetings dealing with response to major disasters could lead to a loosening of legal limits on the use of federal troops on U.S. soil as in Martial Law.

Looking ahead to Oct. 4th with N Node and SUN moving into opposition (Military Destiny Challenges our Purpose) we hear news about Bush wanting to bring in troops to fight possible outbreaks of Avian Flu. Say What?
President Bush, stirring debate on the worrisome possibility of a bird flu pandemic, suggested dispatching American troops to enforce quarantines in any areas with outbreaks of the killer virus.
Looks like things are moving quicker toward a military takeover since the Equinox.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Kanye West motivates. Bush continues to worry expecting more rightful criticism.

Chart compares Bush Natal to Kanye West (Solar Chart - no exact time) - Click to enlarge.

Kanye West (the Voice of the People) is loud and clear with justifiable anger.

Last night the day before today's new moon in Virgo Hip-hop sensation Kanye West vented his rage thru tearful words on National TV. Kanye mirrored the frustrations of dying, sick and shocked people waiting in the Superdome or the ravaged floods in New Orleans. The lack of federal response in the New Orleans tragedy could/should have been averted even with stretched forces in Iraq's illegal war. Kanye a Gemini (born 6/8/77 in Atlanta) produced hit singles for superstars like Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, and Ludacris before he even had a solo album. With Mars/Venus, Chiron and Mercury in Taurus Kanye is the epitome of persistance and has dealt with a multitude of challenges to reach his current status.
His words were powerful and may have been the goad that pushed GWB, National Guard and Homeland Security to finally after five days respond en masse with planes, trains and buses delivering thousands of refugees to safety. Kanye gave voice to long held, deeper frustrations that literally began the movement to save the disregarded in the Gulf.

Before we go to the transcript of last night's show, lets look at the combined charts of GWB and Kanye. Kanye is a man of the times and his planet of structure, Saturn is found in Leo smack dab on Bushes Mercury/Pluto ascendant. All the power of Saturn the energy of the old, mature authority muffles the arrogance of GW Bush's personality.
Most interesting is that Kanye (who will have his Saturn return next year) also
has a powerful stellium of Taurean planets opposing Uranus at 08 Scorpio 16.
My intuition tells me that it is the Taurean combo in Kanye's chart over Bush's public image (10th) that unravels this administration's power base. This fixed configuraton amps up the suffering we are feeling for the folks in New Orleans tenfold! Notice the wounded healer - Kanye's Chiron 4Taurus Squares (Conflicts) Bush's basic personality. Most telling is the sudden action of Kanye's Uranus, the mighty trickster and planet of genius throwing a left hook into the prideful GW's outward face. Some of you may remember that Bush has just passed his 2nd Saturn return @ 26Cancer in June of this year then
then on July 16, 2005 we saw the ingress of the ringed planet into Leo.

What Bush has in store Short-Term.
With today's New Moon we find Saturn days away from crossing George's ascendant. We are the beginning of a climactic crisis of leadership for GW. Bush now has to handle not just the Katrina devastation with maturity, honesty and accountability or he now becomes the prime target of a expanding discontent,blame and criticism. I don't think he is capable of addressing America's complaints. Katrina and Cindy Sheehan symbolize both literally and figuratively Saturn crossing his ascendant and destroying his reputaton. Again it is the one two punch of Saturn and Mars that will nail GW - today's New Moon chart has Mars @ 18Taurus06 not only on his career placement but also is in a waxing SQ to Bush's values and taste (Venus21Leo)- photo ops and popularity come first.
All this blame and reprehension will expand into a Bad Luck scenario for Bush when the economy begins to crash in Novemeber with Jupiter ingress into Scorpio.

Transcript of Kanye West's Speech from the NBC, MSNBC and CNBC broadcast which will of course be subject of debate. Polarization will occur for weeks to come with (Jupiter/Libra opposed N Node in Aries) - despite the pressing need for real service not debate to a damaged and wounded south. Hopefully the following heartfelt words won't be relagated by the media to clothing malfunction like the Janet Jackson breast exposure at Super Bowl 38.

West: I hate the way they portray us in the media. You see a black family, it says, "They're looting." You see a white family, it says, "They're looking for food." And, you know, it's been five days [waiting for federal help] because most of the people are black. And even for me to complain about it, I would be a hypocrite because I've tried to turn away from the TV because it's too hard to watch. I've even been shopping before even giving a donation, so now I'm calling my business manager right now to see what is the biggest amount I can give, and just to imagine if I was down there, and those are my people down there. So anybody out there that wants to do anything that we can help -- with the way America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible. I mean, the Red Cross is doing everything they can. We already realize a lot of people that could help are at war right now, fighting another way -- and they've given them permission to go down and shoot us!
At that point West went over to Mike Myers, who was almost frozen in his tracks looking to the teleprompter.

Myers: And subtle, but in many ways even more profoundly devastating, is the lasting damage to the survivors' will to rebuild and remain in the area. The destruction of the spirit of the people of southern Louisiana and Mississippi may end up being the most tragic loss of all."
West: George Bush doesn't care about black people!

At which point someone at NBC News finally regained control of the joystick and cut over to Chris Tucker. Thank God for Kanye West's courage to expose the falsehood and lies surrounding the current government's prejudicial attitude.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Katrina, the Big Easy Under Water and the Price Paid for Oil

Pluto Pushes Forward with Devastation, Obsession and Total Transformation
From Bob Marley's Song Exodus
Open your eyes and look within:
Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
We know where we're going;
We know where we're from.
We're leaving Babylon, y'all!
We're going to our Father's land.

Exodus, all right! Movement of Jah people!
Exodus: movement of Jah people!
Movement of Jah people!

The mainstream media continues to blast the horrible images of the devastation in New Orleans along with the multitudes on the move. We are hearing of thousands of Katrina refugees being shuffled from the flooded disaster site to Baton Rouge, San Antonio, Dallas and other cities. Holy Angel Gabriel has blown his trumpet in the form of wind and water (Uranus in Mutual Reception to Neptune). Yes the Big Easy is now Damn Hard to Endure as the inhabitants - many poor with the majority of African American are on the move. These thousands of victims of short sighted planning in construction and prepardedness against category 5 hurricanes. The mayor and governor of Louisiana have known that hurricanes have been threatening the Big Easy for years. Bush adminsistration refused $5Billion to help solve these problems while literally pumping billions into the killing fields of Iraq and Afghanistan.

So today (9/1) we saw the beginning of this terrible Exodus with 4,000 relocated to the Superdome and many more to follow. In the Superdome folks are packed together without food and water resulting in hundreds of deaths. Outside alligators, bodies and coffins are floating in the murky waters of New Orleans along with the ghosts of revelers and everyone is leaving their version of dixie land jazz, Mardi Gras and merriment. Nothing will ever be the same total transformation - that is Pluto's domain.

Judgement is also about rebirth, ressurection.
The Judgement card, despite all the Biblical symbolism, simply asks us for a kind of resurrection: to summon the past (Trumpet Blows), forgive it, and let it go. This disaster is Plutonian and has brought wounds up from the deep cavernous past and these are wounds that we never let heal. These are sins like the genocide and persecution of both African Americans and Native Peoples. America as a nation has committed these travesties and we have refused to forgive ourselves. There a numerous bad habits (addictions to materialism) we haven't had courage to lose. Judgement advises us to finally face these, recognize that the past is past, and put them to rest, absolutely and irrevocably. The Judgement Card signals a huge transformation one involves leaving the old way completely behind and stepping into a new way of living, governing one that is not dependent on the Federal or State governments that have feets of clay and hearts of stone.

Since Pluto left the realms of Pluto in 1995, millions of souls have been displaced from their homes, regions rightful territories and joined the Exodus. From Gaza to Aceh to Iraq and countless other places this year has been marked by the movement of the people - who unfortunately are falling under others judgement about ethnicity and religion. Now here in the US the Cancerian country that feeds the world but resents them with a passion. So right here in our backyard, refugees are being treated like concentration camp detainees.

No sooner had the images of flood waters rising, the levee broken and other tragic scenarios scattered obsessively over the magnetized audience, that stories of retail gas prices rising by the second. Hysteria began to set in by 8/31 with our sense of purpose (Sun) in oppositon to Neptune (Oil and Water and the big Merge). Another telling astrological aspect is the planet of instinctual action, Mars in fixed in Taurus Square Neptune the significator of Oil, Water and Natural gas. The price of a gallon of gas had hit $5per in Atlanta a temporary record. Parts of North Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Arizona ran out of gas temporarily and some panicked willing to wait in long lines for petrol. Katrina was then blamed for fuel pipeline shutdowns and delayed deliveries. This is not an oil embargo reminiscient of 1974, no this is a false construct to cut supplies thus driving prices thru the roof. Suddenly Cindy Sheehan, the Iraq bridge tragedy over water that killed 1,000 persons has now taken a back seat to Katrina stories for the next week.

Pluto stations direct
Pluto's station on 9/2 and the ensuing New Moon on September 3rd will push things forward at breakneck speed. The apocalyptic wreckage will continue to dominate our senses until we realize that the true power is in the hands of the people organized to expose the crimes of the Plutocracy. A recent example of the power obsessed energy of Pluto in Sagittarius is the fact that: the Navy has hired Houston-based Halliburton Co. to restore electric power, repair roofs and remove debris at three naval facilities in Mississippi damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Astrology for the City of New Orleans
As Astrologer David Keston so abptly pointed out: the City of New Orleans was founded on February 17, 1805. This date gives us 18:48 Scorpio Rising (casting the chart using Koch houses and 12AM start time). Scorpio rising does work for the dark, passionate and Voodoo JuJu tradition.
Also the hospitality and diplomacy of Moon at 10:23 Libra along with
Saturn……..15 Libra 42
Uranus…….20 Libra 43
Pluto………..8 Pisces 52
On August 29th when "Katrina" blew in just south of Buras, about 55 miles (88 kilometers) south-southeast of New Orleans, a full Category 4 storm with winds of 140 mph, transiting Uranus (Unusual and Unexpected Devastation by Water) was at 08:53Rx. So when "Katrina" Hit with impact - the catalyst for Tsunamis and hurricans brought severe impact onto New Orleans natal Pluto the Lord of Darkness.
Transiting Pluto which is stationing and ready to go direct on 9/2 is at 21Sagittarius 49Rx both opposing US Sibley Chart Mars (Instinctual Action) and Square US Neptune (Oil, Water and Deception).

New Orleans Secondary Progressed to August 29, 2005 at 6:00AM LMT

Pluto sits right at the zenith or mid-heaven of the above chart at 09Pisces57Rx right in our faces. As Phillip Graves says about Pluto: "gradually permeates the subconscious with its drives, leaving the conscious unaware until suddenly and explosively it emerges in an instinctive response that brings sweeping and often devastating change in the psyche and way of living." So now we have a catastrophe that is in many ways much worse then Ground Zero of 9/11 - those deeper forces have surfaced bringing, abuse, death and much worse in some cases.
Pluto speaks of great cycles of death and rebirth and disregards vested interests; We are now in the midst of extremes whether for good or bad. How this disaster is handled in New Orleans will test our own desire for justice and harmony with Mercury, Venus, Saturn and Uranus all in a tight Libra stellium in the place of home (4th) Quincunx Pluto. Quincunx or inconjuncts always mean a forced adjustment that can't be ignored.

Chiron@14 Capricorn the other harbringer of this transitional period joins N Node@ 13 Capricorn both in conflict(Square) to the Libra Stellium. Wounds and wounded healers are now in a state of desperation to preserve structure and foundation for the future. The police/military ruled by the 6th house were the greatest illusion is present with a Jupiter/Neptune conjunction in Scorpio (Ancient ruler Mars) - innocent people will die by the hands of intense Martial Law style reactions. Jupiter/Neptune also signifies how oil and toxic chemicals have wrought pain and suffering to the health of these poor people. If only the citizens of the US can stand up and be aware of the deeper meanings of this class and racial struggle (67% Afro-Americans) many living in poverty level. We all can help rebuiid our own communities into a true sustainable way of living just as New Orleans will rise again from the floods. By the time the wounded healer Chiron turns direct in November 2005 and then enters Aquarius in December, the collective will be ready to work together to bring about total healing.