Monday, March 20, 2006
Lunar Eclipse Weather Pattern In Effect - Delayed Spring
Since the last full moon on 3-14-06, which incidentally was penumbral lunar eclipse, our weather conditions have been extreme. Today the first day of spring or the Aries Ingress, which incidentally is used to predict weather via Astrometerology brought thundershowers, torrential downpours and cold temperatures to the SF Bay Area where I live. Sunrise at 6:13AM with the last day of a waning deciminating moon seemed to indicate another sunny day like yesterday - not so. We here in the bay area having been literally swamped by rain this month, were skeptical and rightly so. By the time the Vernal Equinox begain at 10:26AM the rain was coming down in hard drops. Even the Galcactic energy is extreme with Pluto @ 26* 44' Sagittarius on the galactic plane/ecliptic. It appears that we are still in the grips of the extremes of the Lunar Eclipse with Chart Below.
Eclipse chart has
Sun SQ Pluto: atmospheric disturbances
Jupiter/Scorpio at IC : intensifys the potential for rain, flooding
Jupiter SQ Neptune: heavy precipation with flash flood potential
Mars SQ Uranus: descending cold air, wind and storms plus tornados when in season
Mars in Gemini at + 24*27' declination for more wind
Mercury SQ Mars: windy with gusts, sudden changes, thunderstorms
Venus Opp Saturn: cooler temperatures with VE in Aqua, heavy precipitation, counterclockwise air flow, reain turning to sleet or snow
Chart Below Set for Lunar Eclipse on March 14, 2006
Aries Ingres - More Intensity and Extremes
Today, March 20th, it wasn't just Northern and Central California that got cold winds, precipitation and inclement weather, just check the Midwest from South Dakota to Nebraska. A quick update has 25 inches of snow reported in central Nebraska, parts of South Dakota had up to 18 inches, northeast Colorado had at least a foot, northwest Kansas had up to 10 inches and parts of the Oklahoma Panhandle got half a foot. It doesn't appear that anything like a traditional spring has arrived.
Storm will move east since Jupiter in Scorpio positioned on cusp of 5th and 6th moving counterclockwise toward Ascendant representing eastern horizon. Plus Saturn in 2nd hits ASC causing extended storm periods.
When we examine the Aries Ingress Chart set for San Francisco, we would expect the Grand Fire Trine to mean dry, warmer weather but...
Mercury is stationing to turn direct on March 25th and in Pisces for precipitation
(the effect of stationing Mercury, Venus or Mars is negative whether direct or retrograde - expect heavy rains on 3-25/26.
Mercury applying toward close meeting with Uranus: always means sudden changes, major storms, erratic northwesterly wind gusts, descending cold air..and with hard aspect to Mars (in Gemini) gale force winds.
Mercury SQ Mars still in effect
Mars Quincunx Jupiter: storms all seasons
Pluto still in orb to SQ Sun for major atmospheric distrubances across the country - being near the Galactic Center also takes a toll.
Neptune and Pluto parallel declination at -15* - adds to ascending air currents, storms build in power.
Next I will examine the effect of the Total Solar Eclipse (New Moon Lunation) for 3-29-2006.
Chart for Aries Ingress - Vernal Equinox
Posted by Art Gianfermo at 6:23 PM
Thursday, March 16, 2006
As we move close to the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, even experienced military experts like Lt. Gen. William E. Odom are calling it "the greatest strategic disaster in American history." With a new $92 billion war funding bill destined to breeze thru the House, the financial cost of the Iraq war to over $400 billion. The cost in human life is incalculable and with the planet of death and massive transformation, Pluto in exact Square to the Sun (vitality and purpose) tomorrow realization will finally
began to set in deeply.
Today, 3-16 was the second pass of a Jupiter in waning square to Neptune @ 18*39' of Scorpio and Aquarius. Not only does this aspect correlate to large amounts of rainfall and floods in different parts of the world but also signifies an irrational enthusiasm - a false optimism. Neptune has been called the planet of hysteria just as Jupiter links to euphoria and expansion.
In the sign Scorpio dealing with annihilation and transformation, Jupiter has increased the debt load for the US. Today we find out that the Senate voted Thursday to let the federal government add another $781 billion in debt to the nation's balance sheet. Borrowing limit is now close to $9 trillion.
Sabian Symbol for 19Scorpio = "An imp with curly hair and short horns holds up a magic mirror that mercilessly critical reflection of his morally squalid surroundings." Reflections of moral and social hypocrisy along with a parodies of a lifeless culture which has traded their soul for consumer goods is evident. Off the cliff we continue to sink into a deep, dark cavern.
Drama Unfolds a Tragedy - Pluto in Galactic Center
I have mentioned a few times before that Pluto, lord of death, enters the Galactic Center this month towards a station retrograde on March 29th Solar Eclipse marks the turning point. Many will perish around the world. We have all become the trancelike audience enumerated by the Sabian Symbol for 19* Neptune in Aquarius: "A rapt audience watches, as a great actor, rehearses the final scene of Macbeth. There is no set the audience can clearly visualize the burning castles in the background." Now is the time to use our imagination to undo the destructive passions and power lust inherent in a few over confident madmen who would rather devastate the world for sake of their beliefs.
View Progressed Chart for Iraq War Commencement to US Chart
As we look at the chart progressed for March 19, 2006 in comparison with the US Sibley chart, we see a Pluto-Saturn opposition on the 1st/7th house axis. Our physical condition as a nation has been heavily restricted by the alliances made in the middle east mainly Iraq. Looking closer it becomes apparent that with Mars, Chiron and Neptune transiting the 2nd house of supply and demand and GNP - our commerce and the debt we owe has been attacked, wounded and we are living in a world of illusion (Neptune). Sun and Mercury have progressed into militant Aries from
Pisces when the war started. Both our national identity (Sun) and means of communication-media (Mercury) are lost in the violent impulse to wage war merging with our living conditions (4th). By the end of May both Sun-Mercury will have conjuncted the N Node in Aries as Bush today reiterated the strike-first policy or the doctrine of preemption Highly aggressive! Highly Insane!
View Bi-Wheel Below - Click to Enlarge
Posted by Art Gianfermo at 5:36 PM
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Despite all the jokes about Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice being the Wicked Witch of the East which are probably true, Condi is having an expansive year travelling extensively as transiting Jupiter in Scorpio has been crossing her 9th house of foreign relations. Today she met with Bolivian President Evo Morales, the first indigenous leader of Boliva and many were wondering if Evo would be the Munchkins, or the "little people." Most journalists expected tensions to destroy the first meeting of these two intense, competetive Scorpios from opposite ends of the political spectrum, Condi born 11-14-1954 at 11:30 AM in Birmingham, AL and Evo on 10-26-1959 but in Oruro, Boliva (no time given). Actually this was more of meeting of the minds then anyone could realize with an interesting mutual reception of ego identity with mental pursuits. Evo's generous attitude was also an expression of his strong beliefs and Morales had actually handed Rice a gift symbolic of the tensions between his tiny landlocked nation and the United States - a stringed charango with lacquered Coca leaves - Play On! Evo's generous attitude of Jupiter in Sagittarius is focused on practical, sustainable power for Bolivia with a SQ to ruling planet Pluto at 5 Virgo.
Similarities with a Mutual Reception of Sorts
- Close Contacts:Evo Sun@2 Scorpio sits right on Condi's Mercury in Scorpio - She is willing to listen to his plight as an indigenous leader. Evo's Mercury @ 24 Scorpio is less then 3* orb from Condi's Sun. Perhaps Evo will sense her own childhood pain caused by racial segregation. Whether or not she will awaken to a new sense of humanity via their meeting is questionable but the possiblility is there.
- Evo has gotten a substantial career boost from Jupiter transiting in Scorpio. With Evo's Jupiter in Sagittarius Dignified by Sign, since his victory on Dec. 22nd 2005, he has been on a whirlwind tour of Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Yes for two weeks, Morales visited several countries in search of political and economic support for his agenda for the transformation of Bolivia. Condi's natal Jupiter is exalted in Cancer but at critical 29 degree
- Condi like Evo, has been on a promotional sojurn attempting to gain support of the NeoCon agenda with stopovers in Israel, Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Syria and Russia and will finish up her visit with Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Yet it was Condi who came to see Evo, since Mr. Morales has broken with tradition and decided not to visit the USA like all preceding presidents.
- They were both musicians back in the day: Evo worked as a musician, playing the trumpet for a band. At age 15, Rice studied to become a concertpianist. Her plans changed when she noticed that she did not play well enough for an international career. With Evo music is second nature having Mars conjunct Neptune. With Condi, Venus ruler of her home life with Taurus on 4th house is conjunct the Sun pushing the need for the ego to shine. Perhaps it will be music (with Piscean transits) that help resolve tensions between Bolivia and the Imperialistic North.
- His ruler Mars also dignified @3Scorpio a forceful catalyst to Condi's mental prowess only 56' away. Even though Condoleeza is fluent in Russian, French, German and Spanish, that doesn't mean she will be able to deal with the passion and power of Mars in Scorpio also in conflict to her own belief system (Jupiter just 04'from Leo).
Of course there is much more to say about compatibility of these two powerful leaders as South America continues to exhibit an amazing transformation and the US enters a downward cycle and South America is rising up economically.
Posted by Art Gianfermo at 5:46 PM
Friday, March 10, 2006
On March 14, 2006 the first of a pair of spring Eclipses occurs. Yes this Full Moon Appulse Lunar - known as a "penumbral lunar eclipse" should shake things up. Despite limited visibility will in only parts of Europe and Africa, there will be a profound effect felt across the globe. Even though most people will not consider the event dramatic since the Moon moves through only the Earth's penumbra and is only slightly dimmed, incredible potential is here. Discoveries and revelations have already begun. Will these and other future discoveries be enough to help the average person into a higher quality of life?
This Lunar Eclipse known as Saros Series # L(lunar) 113 is member of a family of eclipses - SS 8 North which is noted for "Intuitive flashes of brillance are hallmark of Saros Series. The individual will have intuitive leaps, insights, good idas, visions or vivid dreams..." per Bernadette Brady the expert. It appears that the news is reporting one incredible discovery after another:
- NASA's Cassini spacecraft may have found evidence of liquid water reservoirs that erupt in Yellowstone-like geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus.
- The recently discovered rodent species from Southeast Asia, scientists believe is part of the Diatomydae family of rodents had been extinct for 11 million years
- Marine biologists have discovered a crustacean in the South Pacific that resembles a lobster or crab covered in what looks like silky fur.
- On 2-7-06: An international team of scientists says it has found a "lost world" in the Indonesian jungle that is home to dozens of new animal and plant species
Brady continues to describe this Eclipse family: "The new found inspiration will pull the person away from his or her social life or relationship, thus causing a strain on his private life." Well it appears that our paragon of inspiration has another darker side. With the Moon undergoing a darkening just a few minutes after the Full Moon, symbolically women and the public are being kept in the dark as they reach out for hidden truths on this planet.
The Sun at 24° 15' will mark a critical period of transformation as the Moon is obscured by the Earth's shadow - our emotional bonds, issues with mother or mothering and women's issues will be vulnerable. The Sabian Symbol for 25 Pisces: "A purging of the priesthood." echoes the death throes of the Piscean age where religion itself along with it's representatives must change. Reformation is the key word. A recent report surfaced how the Irish government is investigating 100 Dublin priests suspected of child sex abuse.
With Pluto (the planet of destruction, power and transformation) thrown into the mix via a TSQ to Sun-Moon - this is a time of regeneration along with life threatening issues adding to major revelations.
Our Lunar Eclipse has the Moon @ 24°20' Virgo will have a lot to do with respect, reputation and service sporting the Sabian Symbol: "A flag at half-mast in front of a large public building." Will we as a society be able to honor sustainable movements that offer transcendance over selfhood, just as we honor our dead troops? As the moon applies toward a TSQ with Pluto, the issue of power used recklessly to destroy not promote life will be recognized. Most Americans now want the troops to leave Iraq immediately and the polls indicate approval ratings for Bush/Cheney are literally being jetissoned into dark, murky waters. As Victor Thorn of WingTV.net says: "Dick Cheney’s approval ratings are now lower than O.J. “The Decapitator” Simpson’s. Only 18% of Americans give Dick “I’m Drunk When I Hunt” Cheney a favorable nod."
Of course there is more to say about this Eclipse and it's brother a Total Solar Eclipse on March 29, 2006 @ 8° 32' Aries which will really push the envelope. The March 29, 2006 eclipse will be discussed in Part Two.
Chart Below set for 11:46PM UT and for San Francisco, California.
Where the Soli-lunar axis hits at 2nd and 8th house telling of major adjustments economically as the SF Bay Area, South Bay and North Bay will have to create a more sustainable living pattern with the rising/descendant @ 24° Leo/Aquarius in 150 degree aspect (Quincunx) the eclipse degrees. Perhaps the ability for large groups of people to serve the greater good in healing efforts (Venus/Chiron in 6th house public servants).
In a personal chart it is important to note where these eclipses hit, they will set in motion activities for the next six months.
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Posted by Art Gianfermo at 12:30 PM
Saturday, March 04, 2006
We live in emotionally charged times and a world of polarized beliefs so this 78th Annual Academy Awards or "the Oscars" is anticipated to be a happy interlude. Yes with scandals and craziness swirling around amid enviromental disasters, the general public hopes Sacred Oscar Night will be devoid of our current obsessive political atmosphere. A brief preview of tomorrow night does show lots of excitment and thrills with the red carpet inception having 22* Leo rising time (see chart below). "A bareback rider in the circus thrills excited crowds." is the Sabian interpretation for the Ascendant.
PREDICTIONS: Helped by the collective energy of Aquarian and Piscean planets, Crash the movie that deals with racism from an honest perspective will win best picture. Heath Ledger will win best actor for Brokeback Mountain. Felicity Huffman best actress for Transamerica. For Supporting actor I am giving the nod to George Clooney in Syriana. Rachel Weisz will win best supporting actress for The Constant Gardener.
An amazingly quick-witted Sagittarian Jon Stewart (Jonathan Stewart Liebowitz) hosting this year's gala should provide an entertaining respite from the worlds's problems? Or will there be plenty of controversial refrences? I think so! Allusions to Brokeback Mountain, Syriana and of course the best picture of the year Crash. Venus along with Neptune is one of two planets that are always associated with Hollywood fashion,romance, artistic endeavor, glamour and dreams. Venus on the lower octave deals with more with adornment, amusement, art, beauty, femininity, desire and relationships on the sexual level (Tinsel Town is obsessed with celebrity love affairs).
Venus Changes Signs - Will It Upset the Oscar Goodie Bag?
Even with the Oscar's chart's ruler the Sun known for heroes and a world ruled by the solar, the evidence of Piscean planets even in Stewart's chart will add to an illusionary feel tomorrow.
At 3:39AM on the day of the Academy Awards Venus enters Aquarius ruled by Uranus the bringer of the unexpected and seeker of freedom for all humanity not just the privileged few even if it means revolutionary activity. Moving from a much more conservative, staid Capricorn period(extended witha retrograde on 12-24-05 at 1*27' Aquarius)into the sign of the water bearer can mean emotions need to be releashed. Neptune now in the collective sign of Aquarius signifies glamour, illusion, mystery, drugs the boulevard of dreams transcending our ordinary everyday lives. Never before in history have so many people paid homage to movie stars or should I say worshipped at their altars?
Neptune is the higher octave of Venus and has a strong influence being in 90* aspect to Jupiter stationing retrograde in Scorpio. That sweet allure and confidence that is represented by both planets working well together has tremendous potential - but this square makes for self-indulgence and time-wasting cloudy visions. Now with Mercury (our mental orientation) retrograde in Pisces many of the participants may be unable to see clearly through those mists and inner fogs. It should be noted that the ruler of Scorpio Pluto is still in close SQ to Mercury. Thus there will be an obsessive aura along with a bit of tunnel vision since Mercury is in Neptune ruled Pisces retrograde and ready to repeat messages again and again.
Moving into this glitzy mix is the self-depracting comedian (Leo N Node) with amazing abiity turn a phrase quickly with Sun/Mercury in Sagittarius. Jon Stewart manages to adhere to the old H L Mencken adage of "afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted" without ever sounding affected or condescending. With Jon's N Node in close opposition to Oscar's Night's newly arrived quirky Venus, probably means that he will go after silly foibles of the Oscar institution rather then focus on political targest like Jay Bennish the HS teacher suspended for exercising his constitutional right of free speech. Stewart says: " I'm not an anarchist. I'm a comedian."
Jon Stewart's Sun (core identity) and his Mercury (communication skills) will oppose the Moon and Mars in Gemini adding to his reticence to push the envelope initially. Most of the celebrities that attend this gratuitous affair have probably never sat in for an entire Daily Show on Comedy Central. We will not be without action since Stewart's planet of drive and energy Mars @ 20* Leo is TSQ both Neptune and Jupiter for a humorous expose of the Academy's love of scandals and elitist snobbery. Also his unique need for freedom Uranus @ 5*Virgo will manifest as a satirically clever analysis of the situation with a SQ to the Moon and Mars in Gemini riding high in the career house. One thing is for sure words will be like weapons that cut ever so defly thru the world of big time flim entertainment.
Chart Below has Academy Awards 2006 as Inner Wheel and Jon Stewart as Outer (using noon birth for Jon since I was unable to find a specific time).
Pluto-Mercury: obsession with an idea; tunnel vision; putting all your energy into a project.
Posted by Art Gianfermo at 4:36 PM