Just since the last Full Moon things have gotten a lot stranger as we embark on the last leg of the journey to the Pisces New Moon on February 21st. Just a quick preview, since I will devote a whole blog to this lunation...Below a chart set for Tues. the 21st @ 10:35 PM UT in London
has Saturn rising @ 29 degrees trine Neptune-Sun-Moon-Pallas and Chiron all in the sign of the swimming fishes. A sign of illusion, confusion, confinement, deception and oceanic imagination.
Acumen is that dangerous open cluster of stars above the stinger of the Scorpion is the Heliacal rising star. One of the fixed stars associated with eyesight problems and suffering at the hands of others; subject to rumors. Acumen is defined as a negative Mars-Moon quality with extreme religious views.
Regulus, the heart of the Lion, one of the Four Royal Stars or Guardians of Heaven is the Heliacal Setting star. This will undoubted relate to a leader with a strong belief in the correctness of one's position. I also suspect that more than one leader will fail and even abdicate or loose their throne or position during this time period.
In fact since Neptune entered Pisces on February 3rd. the term bizarre has taken on a new meaning. Sure we expected Neptune or Poseidon the God of the Seas and Earthquakes to bring massive waves and tremors from fault to continent to back but not this fast. The last quarter moon which normally deals with turning points and pressure cookers on Valentine's day set the stage with a Scorpio Moon turning into Sagittarius in the afternoon Pacific time to square Neptune. A time of major confusion and as I have said be apprised that every time the moon changes into a mutable sign we are playing with fire setting off the Mars transit in Virgo. This afternoon here in the SF Bay Area, a large outage caused 8,713 customers to lose power.
But that wasn't all since 272 people are confirmed dead in a Honduras prison fire last night.
"Fire officials said the fire started around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday when the inmate set his bedding alight." When the fire started on Tuesday, a Mars ruled day, Scorpio was rising and across from Jupiter in stampeding Taurus thus
Mars the ancient ruler of the chart was in the 11th house of large groups-associations transiting retro. in Virgo. Mars was in opposition to Vesta-Chiron-Mercury all in the sign relating to the 12th house dealing with institutions from prisons to hospitals. Yes Mars which will be retrograde till April 14th hits all the sharp octaves with the growing Pisces stellium (Sun moves into Pisces on Feb. 18th. )
and opposing the Pisces stellium in the 4th house relating to subterfuge and revenge by the prisoner who set his bedding on fire.
The last Full Moon in Leo was all about entertainment, the famous and infamous with the fixed fiery Moon trine Ceres-Uranus in primal fire sign Aries with the last leg of the triangle piinting to N Node-Juno journeying in the independent sigh of Sagittarius. And on Saturday the 11th. Whitney Houston Leo entertainer and diva was pronounced dead @ 3:55 PM PST with Leo rising and the Sun (identity) and chart's ruler in the 7th. near Mercury for the shocking news of her demise.
Then the news on Monday: Prescription drugs found in Whitney Houston's hotel room, report says Neptune strikes again as the media mourns all week fanning the flames of scandal or sacrifice?
This should come as no surprise with Whitney's past history of drug abuse
and her own natal (born Aug. 9, 1963) oppositon from Mercury-Pluto-Pallas (in Virgo) to her birth position of Chiron in Pisces
Chiron in Pisces can reflect struggles with drug-alchol problems and in Whitney's case transiting Mars in Virgo where agravating the situation.
Then the Grammys on February 12, 2011: And the shocking video and performance from Nicki Minaj (born Dec. 8, 1982) will be debated as "satanic" and "illuminati-inspired" along with lots of over-hyped explanations. Minaj or Onika Tanya Maraj is a flamboyant Sagittarius with Uranus-Pallas-Sun-Venus-Neptune-Mercury and Ceres all in the bold, daring and sign of the sensationalist.
Like Gaga (born March 28, 1986) she is a fire sign with Uranus (the shocker posited in the Archer). Plus both of them are battling to be fashion icons for a generation of Pluto in Scorpio
Sunday's Moon in occult Scorpio was trine Neptune in weird and mystical Pisces
then around the time of the Grammys the Moon was opposing Jupiter known for over-the-top speculations.
while you ponder the meaning of her performance don't expect any type of trite definition
since Neptune in Pisces breaks boundaries artistically and experiments with emotional current.
Plus Mercury the lord of the Virgo transit of devil Mars the malefiic or more importantly the aggressor.
As the creative yet bizarre Leo Full Moon cycle completes on Feb. 21st we still have a week of
mourning Whitney as her funeral is streamed live. Other celebrities like Costner will eulogize
and add to her legacy. There is a certain odd fascination with the death of this celebrity and other which despite deeper investigations via Mercury (Pisces) sextile Pluto (Capricorn)
will define mainstream news distractions. With Neptune and Pluto (sexitle) so strong this week expect religion, spiritualism and the supernatural to intermix adding a mysterious twist.