Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Thunder Moon Begins Early with the Derechos


Full Thunder Moon. The Full Moon arriving on July 3rd. 2012 @ 2:52 PM is commonly known as the Full Buck Moon or the Full Thunder Moon by North American Indians. Full Buck hence July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads - kind of like Uranus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn. Full Thunder Moon obviously relates to the frequency of thunderstorms this time of year. Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon also the Mead Moon, while in Hindi the July full moon is known as Guru Purnima and the Buddhist Sinhala call it Esala Poya. At this point I am going to have to give the nod to Full Thunder Moon after what has been happening overnight of the 29th. Big effects related to yesterday's Sun-Pluto-Uranus TSQ and Mars VOC ready to change signs into Libra on July 3rd: And this is one MEGA Stormfront fueled by Derecho Winds as in Derecho Winds Pummel Region From the story above: "The squall line, known as a derecho (Indian name for straight line or arrow), formed near Chicago Friday morning then took a bee-line for our region late Friday afternoon and evening. " The exact Sun-Uranus square occurred @ 3:11 PM Central before the storms made landfall. From Science Daily Derechos are elongated, straight-lined windstorms that often have bands of rapidly moving thunderstorms associated with it. These little-known atmospheric phenomena often stretch for hundred of miles and cause multiple tornadoes. Will the Derechos become the 2012 version of the Dust Storms of 1932? More facts about "Derecho Events" and derecho-producing storm systems found here. Jupiter is expanding the winds of Gemini - highly changeable.. traveling along side the South Node (relating to the past like the Dust Bowl of 1934) Jupiter follows Venus which is now direct and out front in affairs of the heart when the Holmes and Cruise epoch drama can distract. These winds are real and Vesta - the asteroid of focus and devotion is part of a karmic review where words and intellectualism convey meaning thru networking. Derecho winds or Giant

Windstorms speak volumes about Jupiter in Gemini. Like I said in my blog back on June 11th - Can You Feel the Winds?
  Here are the reports of what happened on the same day that the Sun in cardinal water sign Cancer was opposed Pluto in cardinal, Capricorn and TSQ Uranus
US storms kill 12, cause wide power outages Or this one from WTOP in DC: Or this one from MSNBC which reflects the current Grand Fire Trine. In fact this Grand Fire Trine will be prolonged like a raging fire that can't be contained right away. Here is why: with Mercury in Leo (station retro. on July 14th @ 13 Leo - and finally moving direct on August 1st @ 2 degree Leo - Sabian: An old sea captain rocking on the porch of his cottage.) Yes, Currently (June 30th) Mercury in the royal sign is trine Uranus now in bucking the trend, pioneering Aries an trine mutable and independent Sagittarius ready to trave. Triple-digit temps as millions suffer storm power outages Air-conditioning out to 1.5 million D.C. homes, businesses; 15 deaths tied to storms, heat 

Swift Unmitigated Justice is represented by this Mars ingress into Libra and opposing Uranus  

Below is a set for Chart for the July 3rd. an "Independence Day Full Moon in Capricorn" (seems like an oxymoron) set for DC. @ 2:52 PM EDT. Yet Saturn is now direct adding responsibility to the path over the 10 house based on the foundational Sibley US Chart (July4, 1776). This is the reason that all leaders in the US are not trusted and under many pressures. The 10 house represents Executive Authority, the president, prime minister, the sovereign and their government, prestige of the country, parliament, aristocracy.   Mars is about to go over this region of the US Declaration of Independence Chart.

Mars is aggressive, explosive and all about stamina, perseverance.  In mundane astrology Mars represents  armies, military force, engineering, public vitality, aggression and violence including war.
With any Ingress chart Mars can be said to be the chief troublemaker of the zodiac. Its position by aspect, signs and houses will show the areas which are under stress, and in an Ingress or Lunation chart (like this one)  Mars is used as the timer to the action of what is indicated in the chart as a whole.  In this case, Mars is in the 11th house near astraea - putting justice into practice especially with an opposition to Uranus when things happen with shock value.  The 11th House represents associations, large groups and community groups, Congress, the Senate, exchequer, allies of the country, local government. The 11th reflects the national purpose or purpose of the group as well as its hopes and dreams and friendships.

In terms of action and justice along with more cardinal squares, Mars changes sign from an extended stay in Virgo (started Nov. 11, 2011) in to Libra on July 3rd. @ 8:32 AM EDT. Mars in Libra which relates to the strategist who would rather negotiate. Diplomacy may overcome some of the hot spots Astraea, asteroid goddess and persoification of Justice is in the mix being in Libra already. Note from myth per wikipedia, Astraea abandoned the earth during the Iron Age. Fleeing from the new wickedness of humanity, she ascended to heaven to become the constellation Virgo. There is a lighter side to the the legend: A spiritually uplifting if you will with Neptune in Pisces. Astraea will one day come back to Earth, bringing with her the return of the utopian Golden Age of which she was the ambassador.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Massive Full Moon in Capricorn - Look towards Tokyo!


Today, June 29th. everything seems to be coming to an apex point of intensity and chaos. Between now and the next Capricorn Full Moon on July 3rd @ 11:52 AM Pacific Time we are in a highly dangerous time. Sure the stock market is up reflecting news from the Eurozone and triggered by volatility of the Sun-Uranus square known as level one indicator (per Ray Merriman. These type of irrational rallies will be all too brief and sporadic Yes things are falling apart, unraveling in many areas  since the first passage of Uranus in square to Pluto on June 24th. This is just the beginning since there are six more passages to go in the next 33 months. In the process we are living in historic times filled with frenzy, vehemence (Saturn entering Scorpio in October) but also with rising up of consciousness once deceptions are brought to light. We are in a time in wild transformation like a Phoenix ready to reincarnate. Most of the current disruptions are in alignment with  the ongoing Uranus-Pluto waxing square in a TSQ to the Sun (vitality-identity) now in protective and dramatic Cancer making what we had hoped to be the last translation of light or energies to this powerful and explosive aspect.

 Starting on June 24, 2012, Uranus, the shocker made the first of seven squares to Pluto , the lord of transformation. Even with the propensity for denial these days with Neptune square Jupiter, we are in one of the most volatile and explosive time in history. Our current time period is comparable to   last time Uranus and Pluto squared each other in cardinals signs which was 1932-1934. Back then, Hitler seized power in Germany helped by the Reichstag fire, Japan invaded China, President Roosevelt declared a “bank holiday” to prevent banks from failing, an 8.1 magnitude quake struck Bihar, India resulting in 10, 700 deaths not to mention the the 1932 Atlantic Hurricane season which was one of the worst on record

Since March 2011, when Uranus entered independent, risk-taking Aries (3-11-20122) there has been major upheaval, revolution with the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement, Drug Wars in Mexico etc. Geological and technical disasters like the Fukishima disaster in Japan along with numerous oil spills and mass die offs of animals. This time of turbulence will continue into 2016. Speaking of Fukishima, where the mainstream media has been conspicuously silent, on June 28th this story appeared: Record radiation levels found at Fukushima… in basement of Reactor No. 1 As we head toward the Capricorn Full Moon on July 4, 2012 exactly @ 3:52 AM - 9:00 JST we see Cancer rising with a defensive, even hysterical Cancer Sun in he first house. Ruler of the chart, the Moon is conjunct Pluto in the 7th house of partnership and open enemies. With cardinal planets so strong, there is a tendency for over reaction as we see today with this news out of Tokyo. Up to 200,000 reported lining streets of Tokyo for protest (PHOTOS & VIDEOS) — Armored vehicles barricade PM’s residence — NYT Reporter: “See office workers, moms w/ small kids, seniors, Buddhist priests”

 Looking at the chart below, Mars which just entered Libra before the Full Moon is at an dangerous angle in the 4th house of ground zero. Uranus, the planet of eccentricity and shocking changes is positioned in the public house associated with Capricorn. Capricorn involves structure which can unexpectedly break down. Mars will change signs into Libra setting up an explosive Grand Cardinal Cross. In terms of accidents, earthquakes, volcanoes or lighting strikes Mars which has been in Virgo since Nov. 11, 2011, will oppose Uranus on this Full Moon (exact on July 18th). Mars opposing Uranus is a highly dangerous aspect known for accidents, sudden aggressive eruptions like a runaway train or runaway horses (N Node in Sagittarius). Mars has been like a giant elastic band or humungous bow string being pulled back and tweaked for months is now snapping back When a planet like the warrior Mars shifts signs and disharmonious aspect to an outer planet, everything else will follow suit. The first trigger is the Sun-Pluto exactly opposed today on June 29th. with the moon in Scorpio (Mars ancient ruler). In other words from June 29th. toward the Capricorn Full Moon on July 3rd. the dangers of a tectonic event triggering an event which is creates a Mega-Chernobyl type event are highly probable.

Now is the time for prayers and divine guidance to prevent a world-wide tragedy in Tokyo where epic evacuations may occur around this lunation. Tell everyone you know that this is a highly perilous time and to ask for help from God or whatever higher power they believe in.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Jupiter Enters Gemini 6-11-12 - Can You Feel the Winds Pt. One.


We are on the cusp of a major cosmic shift which includes Jupiter (Zeus the King of Mt. Olympus) entering Gemini. Even though Jupiter is in detriment in Gemini opposing Sagittarius, the impact of this ingress will be anything but silent. Gemini is the sign the wordy Twins and compared to the placid Bull-Taurus, wants to talk and move quickly. Yes on June 11th. @ 10:22 AM PDT or 1:22 PM EDT.

Are you ready for the winds? I am speaking of a massive communications infrastructure exploding with new media and alternatives. Time for new ideas aided by Sun-Venus and S. Node in Gemini.  There will be a huge  emphasis on improving education, improving transportation issues, along with multiple distractions and different modes of thinking to say the least. Also there is strong tendency toward inflation, with Jupiter in a long standing square with Neptune in Pisces into 2013. The inflationary spiral will become more apparent as Venus stations direct on June 27th - Venus now in Gemini will reflect the currency changes. 

The winds will also fan the multiple fires both metaphorically and literally especially with Mercury TSQ Uranus in primal fires sign Aries and Pluto (the destroyer) in cardinal earth Capricorn. Buildings destroyed, people missing in Colorado wildfire 
With Jupiter, the planet of excess and relating to morals, ethics and prosperity in Gemini there will be more discourse, new ideas, books, ebooks, literary influence, sports will take on a new dimension relating to this Sagittaruis/Gemini axis with the nodes. There will be  high winds, protests, swift travel, aerospace and major aviation events, air crashes, respiratory problems, information overload, travel stories, journalism both investigative and trivial and a lot more wind. In the Tarot, Gemini is the sign of the lovers and we should expect some high profile marriages and alliances. Some of the countries and cities founded with the Sun in Gemini  which will be featured during this  transit include:  Armenia, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Guyana, Iceland, Italy, Jordan  London, Mali, Norway, Romania, Tunisia , The Vatican, Yemen. 

The last time Jupiter made an entrance into Gemini was on June 30, 2000 and stayed there till July 14, 2001.
Just a few of the events  that occurred back then:
 July 10, 2000 - EADS, the world's second largest aerospace group is formed by the merger of A√©rospatiale-Matra, DASA, and CASA.
July 25, 2000 - Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde supersonic passenger jet, F-BTSC, crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 4 on the ground.
Sept 26, 2000 - Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.
 Nov 16, 2000 - Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.
Dec 22, 2000 - Pop singer Madonna and film director Guy Ritchie marry in Scotland
Jan 9, 2001 - Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos
Jan 29, 2001 - Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
Jan 31, 2001 - In the Netherlands a Scottish court convicts a Libyan and acquits another for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which crashed into Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
Feb 15, 2001 - First draft of the complete Human Genome is published in Nature 
June 5, 2001  - Tropical Storm Allison makes landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumps large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history.
May 9, 2001  - In Ghana 129 football fans die in what became known as the Accra Sports Stadium Disaster. The deaths were caused by a stampede (caused by the firing of teargas by police personnel at the stadium)that followed a controversial decision by the referee
July 3, 2001 - A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev TU-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people

 Also consider that  Mercury (ruler of Gemini and the 3rd. House)  is translating the crazy and tumultuous energies of the upcoming Uranus-Pluto first waxing square (June 24th) into a combination of frenzy and reformation, we are starting to see more states of emergencies being declared as power plays are attempted...

We can't talk about Jupiter entering Gemini, without mentioning Mercury, the swift and mutable messenger now in Cancer as of June 7th. Mecury in Cancer not only adds more sensitivity and nurturing to our thoughts but can actually strengthen our memories.
Mercury will remain in Cancer till June 25th. when Leo takes charge yet on July 14th. Mercury will station to move retrograde @ 13 degrees Leo and not move direct till August 7th. Consider too that

Mercury is now  in cardinal, active water sign Cancer first trines Neptune in mutable water sign then Mercury will oppose Pluto in Capricorn (exact June 11th) which can mean some major leaks and breakdowns.

 When Jupiter enters Gemini today, Mercury (like Venus in May) is now OOB Out of Bounds this month by declination. Mercury started this declination trend on May 30th. and completes on June 19th. 30 May 2012 - 19 Jun 2012 - Mercury OOB) So even though Mercury has separated from that edgy and argumentative square with Mars he is moving into Out of Bounds territory.In fact Mercury is now (June 11th) + 25 degrees 13 minutes North Declination Just as Venus finishes her Out of Bounds journey on the June 4th Full Moon, Mercury is headed into that bizarre region.
 When Mercury is out of bounds all forms of communications become more radical and in many ways more creative.
 Mercury will move OOB by declination again at the end of the year starting in November 1 Nov 2012 - 6 Nov 2012 -
Mercury OOB 26 Dec 2012 - 14 Jan 2013 - Mercury OOB

Besides Mercury, Mars will have a huge effect in this Jupiter Gemini  ingress since Mars on July 4th 1776 was posited at 21 degrees 22 minutes  Gemini and square Neptune @ 22 degrees Virgo. This Neptune-Mars square has been equated with the illusion and fantasy that the US is the inevitable policeman for the world.   Even though it has been  much debated over the years, many astrologers concede the importance of the  July 4, 1776 Sibley Chart set @ 5:10 PM for Philadelphia which is the horoscope most related to the Declaration of Independence being signed sealed and delivered.  Thus on June 15th @ 10:32 PM PDT transiting Mars in Virgo will impact the duplicity of war represented by that historic natal position of Mars in Gemini. 

More to follow...

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Full Moon Partial Eclipse for June 4, 2012 - Rising from the Ashes


We are entering an intense time of change astrologically along a series of astronomical high points. Tomorrow's Full Moon/Partial Eclipse in Sagittarius acts as a gateway to the Venus transit on June 5th/6th. This is an ultra busy day when fire and air will build the flames of action. The Moon is full in the sign of the Archer @ 14 degrees 13 minutes @ 4:11:33 AM PDT Sagittarius is the sign of the truth keeper and the Sabian symbol for 15 degrees Sagittarius speaks of this quest - "The ground hog looking for it's shadow." This is a time of conflict between the waking and sleeping minds as we all try to make sense of the current maze of symbolism and events. Like I said, this is a crazy, bizarre time filled with combustion and conflagration on many levels.

After the moon is one third covered by the Earth's umbral shadow at maximum eclipse, then the fiery Sagittarius Moon goes on to square Mars adding fuel to the fire. Moon-Mars can create angry words could degenerate into fights. The lovers come together as emotions over power reason with the Moon opposing Venus in as the twins vie for top position. Then Neptune the planet of illusion and imagination moves retrograde in Pisces as logic is set aside on the shelf and replaced by sensitive feelings and intuition. Neptune, the lord of the oceans and the music of the spheres joins Venus, Saturn and Pluto and continues retrograde till Nov. 10th. Passions and love making are on fire as Venus Squares Mars exactly @ 5:29 PM/8:29 PM. With Mars-Venus in difficult aspect it is time keep a cool head to avoid arguments. After all that we need a rest as the Moon sextiles Saturn which cools things down helps take the edge off the intensity. Finally the Moon in Sagittarius will oppose Mercury when more verbal restraint is needed.

This lunar eclipse, a twin to the May 20th Annular Solar Eclipse may not be noticed by most people more fixated on the Venus transit. Make now mistake this event and day are highly significant for all of us. Both this Partial Lunar Elipse the preceding Solar Eclipse (May 20th. ) with Sun-Moon-S Node and Venus all in Gemini are part of the Saros Series 14 South. This Saros Series is about both success that comes from long, struggling hard work and an obsessive idea which finally takes hold. There is a quality which relates to the highly mutable, changeable nature of both Gemini/Sagittarius where a breakthrough finally comes.

 Looking at the salient astronomical points: At 3:00 am Pacific Daylight Time, not long before sunrise on Monday, June 4th, the Moon passes directly behind our planet. A broad stretch of lunar terrain around the southern crater Tycho will fall under the shadow of Earth, producing the first lunar eclipse of 2012. At maximum eclipse, around 4:04 am PDT, 37% of the Moon's surface will be in the dark. The eclipse is visible in North and South America, Australia, eastern parts of Asia and all across the Pacific Ocean. Observers in western Canada and the USA will have the best views with moonset occurring sometime after mid-eclipse.

In the two charts set for the West Coast, where there is maximum visibility for the eclipse, Taurus is rising putting emphasis on Venus intercepted in the first house. Of course the Sun-Venus are opposing the Moon in imaginative Sagittarius and TSQ Mars in either the 4th house (Set for San Francisco) or in the 5th. house (set for Vancouver) The Chart Below is set for San Francisco

   Below the San Francisco chart here, is one  set for Vancouver (Western Canada provides great visibility) at the time of the Full Moon on June 4, 2012 @ 4:11:33 AM PDT.  Here Venus is rising but with Ceres and Jupiter in Taurus emphasizing fixed, earth and potential seismic changes - along with an opposition to Juno (relationships) now in Scorpio. At 2:05 PM, Neptune stations to turn retrograde and is conjunct Fomalhaut (a fixed star in the mouth of the Southern Fish, Piscis Austrinus) The combination by longitude of Neptune/Fomalhaut relates to both charisma and illusion/deception. Neptune moving retrograde of course will set up a long term square with Jupiter which moves into Gemini on June 11th but will be able to look past the denial and illusions of current events. Neptune stationing retrograde can empower our perceptions as they become more acute like sensitive radar picking up the lies. Now is the time to listen to th e “inner voice,” but don't hold it inside. Let out your feelings, since Neptune retrograde creates a psychic overload for the intuitive and sensitive people. Ruler of the chart Venus is essentially in dangerous vibe to Mars ruler of the Descendant in relenteless Scorpio. This chart  below for Vancouver,  like the one for San Francisco makes the passionate exact Venus-Mars square even more potent (exact @ 5:29 PM)


Fixed Stars over the West Coast 

San Francisco Heliacal Rising Star: Ankaa Ankaa is found on the neck of the mythical Phoenix constellation We associate the Phoenix with the ability to renew, regenerate transform and rise from your own failures. The phoenix in mythology supposedly lives for 500 or 1000 years. At the end of its life, the Phoenix will build a nestlike funeral pyre of spices, and when the sun reaches its apex, the heat of its rays ignites the nest and the phoenix perishes in the flames. Three days later from its own ashes a little worm crawls forth which became the new phoenix. Ankaa or the phoenix can allow us to transcend our circumstances and see new potential in people and places which bring success. Also note that The "fawkes" in Guy Fawkes is said to be related to "phoenix", in fact the naming of Fawkes arises from the phoenix's tendency to burst into flames. We should expect some real explosions after this eclipse. After the last solar eclipse we had the largest wildfire in New Mexico's history which is still threatens to grow bigger. Heliacal Setting Star: Arcturus the star on the left knee of the Herdsman/Bootes. Arcturus, the 4th brightest star in the sky is known as the hunter and pathfinder. In this case this is about the vision to take the first step into the unknown and discover new territories. According to Robson - gives riches, honors, high renown, self-determination and prosperity by navigation and voyage...

 Fixed Stars for Vancouver, BC. 
Heliacal Rising Star is Menkar a bright orange star in the open mouth of Cetus, the Whale, or Sea Monster. Myths tell of Cetus, the sea monster or whale sent by Neptune to devour Andromeda. There is much gullibility with Menkar rising According to Robson, Menkar when rising can causes disease, disgrace, ruin, injury from beasts, sickness, and loss of fortune. Menkar when rising is connected to nihilism - a doctrine or belief that conditions in the social organization are so evil, that only destruction will solve the problems. From Wikipedia: We see the danger here "Moral nihilists assert that morality does not inherently exist, and that any established moral values are abstractly contrived"

  Heliacal Setting Star is Diadem the beautiful wreath of jewels located in constellation Coma Berenice's hair. Simply put Diadem is about sacrifice especially that of the feminine where glory or personal fame is not the goal. There is an element here that does glorify the desire to serve and that one must accept the losses of life. Unfortunately this star is also connected to the illusion of religious sacrifice that could even lead to mass suicide. Let's pray that this impulse will not occur even with the heavy element of panic and hysteria caused by the Neptune station.

  Update: Looking beyond this eclipse which I viewed under cloudy skies here in the South Bay around 4:05 AM: Despite the dreariness surrounding the energies with this eclipse, I have a gut  feeling that a long awaited and heartfelt change is coming. First we have the  Venus Transit tomorrow (June 5th),   then on May 7th Mercury enters more tender, sensitive Cancer, Jupiter enters Gemini on June 11th. and finally Venus stations to move direct on June 27th. The Solar Eclipse on May 20th brought a detached hard edge to things and this lunar eclipse brings new visions beyond despair and doom. This conjures up a time when those oppressed and shut down can rise from the ashes of tyranny.