Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio Part One - A Release of Tension Between Scylla and Charybdis


 I have been getting a lot of questions about the next Lunar Eclipse mostly as to the effects of this event. My intuitive feelings have been shouting at me that this is one of the biggest eclipses of the year. There will be a tremendous release of tensions, possibly even via tectonic plates with this eclipse which is part of the Saros Series 15 South. The next eclipse in this Saros Series takes place on May 9, 2013 with the annular solar and a new moon in Taurus. The overview for this Saros Series (Saros means repetition) is that this eclipse series starting on June 6, 1472 involves a situation(s) which has been languishing for a while. A issue which will suddenly clear up. In the process of this major resolution there will be a collective sense of loss and grief. Since Saturn is conjunct the Moon in the sign of death, we may continue to experience a great number of people could be deceased by the time this Series runs it's course in the next three months. On the other hand the combination of the Sun-Mars and the sensuality of Taurus along with the intimacy and sexuality of Moon-Saturn in Scorpio could offer a phoenix-like rebirth for many couples.

  Some Facts about the Eclipse: This is the first of three lunar eclipses in 2013 and kicks off Eclipse Season for the Year of the Snake. For the futuristic thinker or eclipse watcher, the next Solar Eclipse occurs on May 9, 2013 and will happen on the Feast of Ascension Day also known as Ascension Thursday, Holy Thursday. This is the second shortest penumbral or partial eclipse of the Moon for the 21st century, lasting 27 minutes. On September 29, 2042, a partial eclipse of just 0.3% lasting just 12 minutes will be visible. Thursday April 25th. the Moon will be Full @ 12:57 PM. PDT @ while the maximum part of the this partial eclipse occurs @ at 1:08 PM for San Francisco. The maximum eclipse for London, UK for UTC is at 8:08 PM. Path of Visibility: It will be visible over Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. The graphic below illustrates where observers will be able to see certain phases of the eclipse:
Intense red shading Observers within this area can see the eclipse from beginning to end.
Red shading right/east of intense shading: Observers within this area can see the eclipse until moonset/sunrise.
Red shading left/west of intense shading: Observers within this area can see the eclipse after moonrise/sunset.

 The Lunar Eclipse due up this Thursday will be in the sign of the shadows and rebirth-Scorpio @ 5 degrees 46 minutes. The Sabian Symbol for 6 degrees Scorpio is appropriate in what may seem paradoxical: "A gold rush." While the Sun opposing is Saturn in these fixed signs, gold has been dropping precipitously into the $1,300 level yet there is a major disconnect between Physical Gold vs. Paper Gold. Gold is a metal astrologically associated with the Sun and Leo and right after the last New Moon in Aries where the Sun was exalted and conjunct the Moon-Mars-Venus moving closer into orb with an opposition to Saturn, the gold market began to unravel. In fact on April 13, there were big sell orders of 400 tonnes that moved the futures market lower as all the stops were taken out. My guess is that with the next two eclipses gold and silver will start rebounding from their bottom. Taurus ( where the S. Node also resides) represent the 2nd. House or the principle of having. Taurus is on the axis of security via possessions, money, assets and values including all financial markets. Scorpio where the Moon-Saturn (limitations) and N Node of destiny reside relate to principle of transformation, where a dramatic shift from symbolical death to rebirth occurs. Besides of course destruction, debt, taxes, Scorpio is the detective, shaman/shape shifter, gangster who is will journey into the underworld and place of shadows.

Since Pluto is retrograde in the chart set for 7:57 PM UTC in London where Scorpio is rising between Saturn and N. Node or between Scylla and Charybdis per the myth involving Odysseus. Symbolically "on the horns of a dilemma", or "between the devil and the deep blue sea". We will all have similar choices with this eclipse - perhaps not as dramtic. The theme of the ocean is also carried out with a Grand Water Trine where the Moon trines Neptune in Pisces on the 4th. to Ceres/Vesta in Cancer in the 8th. Oceans, rivers and floods will be active as we have been seeing in the US. Midwest  where flood waters still haven't retreated. One other  example of what is happening relates to ">Scotland which was hit by a second bout of freak sandstorms today, causing an estimated £50,000 damage to crops.
  Thus Taurus represents farmers and the earth per Mars-Sun-Venus-Pallas and S. Node in TSQ to Saturn and N. Node in Scorpio and Juno in Aquarius. Uranus ruler of Aquarius is speeding closer to the third mega-square with Pluto on May 20th. Thus the phrase between "a rock and a hard place" will be continue to taken literally since they describe the opposition from S.Node and Venus both in the sign of banking Taurus positioned on the 7th House representing powerful interests foreign relations, treaties and/or disputes, and even colorfully describe the current collapse in the EU, the City of London where those who own the Bank of England reside. England is in fact a financial oligarchy run by the "Crown" which refers to the "City of London" not the Queen.

 Looking at the chart above we also see Pallas,Sun and Mars posited in the 6th. house relating to service folks specifically the army, navy, police, civil service...More specifically this Lunar Eclipses work internally issues around disease could be present particularly since China's bird flu cases have risen 104 Since this is the 6th. house there is also a connection to places serving food and drink, public health and health workers. Pluto ruler of the chart above is on the 3rd. House cusp opposing Ceres in the 8th also relating to food and food born problems yet more specifically adds an entirely occult mindset to this eclipse. Since the 3rd. house also represents rumors expect some strange and seemingly mysterious stories to materialize. Also with the Taurus planets meeting irresistible force per Saturn in Scorpio there will be continual delays in many forms of transportation including planes, railways and on the roads. Many forms of communications from the internet to telephones will experience disruptions whether from hacking or from weather related causes.  In fact we should expect more incidents like the one that happened on Tues. April 23rd: Twitter hoax rocks Wall Street, shows vulnerabilities

The purported tweet which occurred a 1:07 p.m. EDT, came via the Associated Press exclaimed "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured." Leo was rising at that time thus the Sun was the chart's ruler and the Sun was positioned near Mid-Heaven and conjunct Venus (money values-stock markets) opposing Saturn close to the IC in Scorpio a sign known for loss while Juno in Aquarius (Internet partners) was TSQ both Saturn and Venus adding to the dangers of this hack. This is one wild eclipse which despite the elements of literal collapse inherent with these transits, (per Bangladesh today) there are some huge opportunities to progress spiritually on the path.  Part Two will examine the Fixed Stars and more that make this eclipse notable.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Chaos Continues with Explosions, Floods and Attacks heading into the Lunar Eclipse


If you have observed, studied, analyzed, got gut and intuitive feelings about astrological transits you can still be totally shocked even non-plussed by the results of certain configurations. This last Aries New Moon which I wrote about in my last blog entry when I said: "the effects of this pre-eclipse lunation will ongoing for a while . We will probably not see a peak till the Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on April 25th." Just this evening, things are no where peaking as aggression, attacks, ferocious action bursts of anger and sudden earth shifts. Per example, a second 7.0 magnitude quake since the last 7.8 mega-tremor almost wiped out an entire Pakistani town
 This quake which struck off Northern Japan did set off a tsunami warning but posed little risk so far.   Reports of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake off Japan in Kuril Islands. Without a doubt this entire region has become even beyond tectonically active with Earthquake swarm continuing under Miyake volcano at Japan’s Izu Islands

 In the Boston area which went on lock down per Saturn(Scorpio) opposing Venus (Taurus)  another berserk and chaotic scene this time at MIT where a police officer shot and killed. When I stated that the constant barrage of seemingly chaotic, extreme events would progress non-stop, it was based on the combination of cardinal squares, fixed stars and the totally unpredictable juggernaut of upheaval, Uranus-Pluto in a dangerous waxing square. Even as we move toward a new level of intensity with Mercury having entered Aries on April 13th. right after Pluto, the master of disaster, obsession and regeneration. In fact right after Mercury meets Uranus in the sign of the bold pioneer willing to go where no man has gone before, this cosmic messenger/planet of the winds and weather barometer will square Pluto for continued disruptions.

In the last New Moon set for DC, Mercury was rising in mutable, water sign Pisces and closely square Vesta in Gemini on the IC. This combination always leads to major communications difficulties along with potential for extreme weather. Like the flooding in Chicago where Chicago flooding: Expressways shut, flights grounded, schools closed In typical extreme cardinal cross fashion, we even had a Large sinkhole swallows three cars in Chicago. Talk about some epic destruction and wild last days scenarios right out of that old movie: 2012! One person was hospitalized after a sinkhole swallowed three cars in the South Deering neighborhood on the Southeast Side this morning.

Another continuing tragic story which appeared to dominate the news before the "infamous two suspects" where cited/spotted and released on photos and video. (Video/photos - images most obviously relates to Pisces and Neptune). The mainstream media continues to ramp up the terrorism meme and Boston is put on lockdown. The story I refer to was literally about fire in the sky as The Explosion Window Opened Wider with Sun-Mars in Aries On (April 17th) the Sun-Mars were exactly conjunct in Aries @ 5:20 PM PDT and 7:20 PM CDT. The explosion in West a small town North of Waco was reported at around 7:50 p.m.
Update today reveals Frantic search ongoing for neighbors and relatives after deadly Texas blast Asteroid Ceres now in Cancer relates to nurturing, rescue, caring was closely opposing Pluto, the Lord of the Underworld. From the story above in the NY Times Five to 15 people were killed and more than 160 people were being treated at area hospitals, As the family oriented Cancer Moon turned Void of Course @ 5:31 AM today, this was a tragic scene for neighbors and family members. As I said below in my chart analysis, Pluto the destroyer also relates to fertilizers and was in the when the explosion occurred. The third domicile astrologically deals with neighborhoods, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles besides communications. Another version of this event describes that thunderous force I have been alluding to since the Equinox when the Sun entered Aries to join Mars. 'Like a nuclear bomb': Fertilizer plant blast levels homes, kills 2 in Texas town Numerous Injuries Reported In West Fertilizer Plant Explosion This explosion was reported at around 7:50 p.m. in a frantic radio call from the scene of the fire at West Fertilizer at 1471 Jerry Mashek Dr. just off Interstate 35.
Before we visit the chart created for this explosion -
Once again Pluto relates to Fertilizers and was posited in the 3rd. house (neighbors, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles) opposing Ceres in Cancer (families). During this time period when rescue efforts are stifled with Mercury the communicator and representative of all forms of transportations is square Pluto, this is a time when America and the world will be looking at the flammability and true dangers of using chemical fertilizers to keep their lawns green and lush. We are talking about petro-chemical which keep factory farms running. A quick look at chart set for 7:50 PM CDT for West TX shows a Grand Cardinal Cross formed at the angles Any Grand Cardinal Cross is known for sudden explosions and one with Sun-Mars together in the sign of primal fire-Aries even more so... Ever since the April 10th Aries New Moon
when Sun-Moon-Venus-Mars were in a tight orb in chaotic Aries) Libra was rising @ 27 degrees opposing Sun-Mars in explosive Aries in the 7th house (enemies-warfare) along with the chart's ruler Venus now in Taurus near Pallas <(consider that Pallas (Taurus), Saturn (Scorpio) and Juno (Aquarius) have been locked in fixed TSQ adding power and longevity to these explosive events. At the top of the chart was the Moon in Cancer adding a TSQ with an opposition to Astraea at the bottom of the chart in Capricorn. Adding to this period of conflagrations, a second explosion was reported out of Oklahoma tonight! Crews on the Scene of an Explosion in NE OKC OKLAHOMA CITY -- Firefighters and emergency personnel are investigating after an explosion in NW Oklahoma City. The explosion occurred just before 9:30 Wednesday night at 812 N. Bryant. The Moon is transiting in a fixed fire sign Leo and Mars in the last karmic degrees of Aries will change signs on April 20th to set up an even more powerful 180 angle to Saturn in super-extreme Scorpio (exact April 30th.) we aren't finished by any stretch of the imagination. Yes a potent but partial Lunar Eclipse occurs on April 25th. on the axis of Scorpio/Taurus.  We will be entering a different level of intensity though. Watch out for some real volcanic activity both within and on top of the earth.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Epic Aries New Moon - Part Two: Solar Flares, Tornadoes, Fixed Stars and More


 I have been crowing about the awe-inspiring Aries New Moon for a while. Yes crows are related to Mars, the ruler of Aries and the point of planetary activation upon entering the sign of the Ram on March 12th., then meeting Uranus the shocker on March 22nd
and setting off some major dynamite charges as Mars made an exact Square to Pluto on March 26th Check my last blog entry: Here to follow. .  From what has transpired in the last few days and will continue to manifest,
the effects of this pre-eclipse lunation will ongoing for a while .
We will probably not see a peak till the Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio on April 25th.

  The Aries New Moon Came, Saw and Conquered as we feel the effects As I said on my website today: When we discuss any new moon especially one in the sign of the pioneer, Aries Aries is a fiery, pioneer, explorer, berserker, total activist and initiates new thunderous events, advanced technologies and big events involving the Fire, Light, Radiation, the Sun and everything involved with Solar Energy. Speaking of new technologies relating to Uranus, Sun/Mars/Venus all in Aries. Mars rules Aries and the Sun is exalted in Aries. So first these technologies involving Sun's power - first with fusion Researchers create 3Gbps LiFi network with LED bulbs One of the real biggie's today is With the Sun

Sun Unleashes Biggest Solar Flare of the Year Plus this Solar Flare coincided with an eruption of super-hot solar plasma known as a coronal mass ejection. The joint ESA/NASA Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) captured this series of images of a coronal mass ejection (CME) on the morning of April 11, 2013 over the course of 11:48 p.m. EDT April 10, to 5:48 EDT April 11.
 Details here: The magnetic field of sunspot AR1719 erupted on April 11th at 0716 UT, producing an M6-class solar flare. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the explosion's extreme ultraviolet flash:  

Tornadoes and the New Moon Yesterday evening and this morning the ferocity of the dynamic Aries planets had built into a crescendo especially with Uranus the shocker in Aries edging closer to an exact square with Pluto (May 20th)/ Pluto the destroyer will station tomorrow on April 12th. @ 12:32 PM and will move retrograde in Capricorn. Pluto stations can be fiercely destructive. Plus Mercury (the planet related to winds of all kinds) now Void of Course in the later degrees of Pisces toward a conjunction with Uranus on April 20th. Mercury's transits relate to high winds, unusual weather and sudden, unexpected atmospheric conditions as Mercury heads into Aries on April 13th. In Kentucky - Mile-Wide Tornado Damage

Out of the St. Louis Area there were "Winds gusts up to 101 mph were reported in Sullivan, about 40 miles southwest of St. Louis. The roof was also blown off a school in Chesterfield, west of the city." top story this morning: Tornado hits near St. Louis as storm wallops Midwest

  Fixed Stars over London, UK set for April 10th. @ 9:35 AM UT First of all this is powerful chart in terms of planetary transits with defensive Cancer rising and chart ruler the moon at the top of the chart conjunct the Sun (leadership) and near Mars, impulsively reacting in Aries. The news continues to get more intense and divisive as North Korea Warns It Is on Brink of Nuclear War With South Korea. Just as disturbing with all those Aries planets and Pluto on the Descendant/7th house of open enemies comes the announcement that Iran vows to defend North Korea in any war with the U.S.UK to upgrade nuclear deterrent.

  Bellatrix the Warrior is rising with the Ascendant. Bellatrix is a pale yellow star in left shoulder or the Orion Constellation/the Hunter. Bellatrix, in myth was the Female Warrior, the Amazon Star. From a psychological perspective first: Bellatrix is about success thru the shadow. In other words the price of success involves facing our demons or shadow side. Per Robson more dualism: "Bellatrix is of the nature of Mars and Mercury gives great civil or military honor but danger of sudden dishonor, renown, wealth, eminent friends and liability to accidents causing blindness and ruin.

  The Heliacal Rising Star is Deneb Algedi the Law Giver or as Robson says "Judicial Point of the Goat". Deneb Algedi is found in the Sea Goat's/Capricorn's tail. Deneb Algedi was the Heliacal Rising star on the Last Full Moon - so we are talking about an ongoing legal, physical or metaphyical laws that govern the world. In fact Deneb Algedi was also the Heliacal Rising Star over the USA coast to coast on the last Full Moon in Libra. In fact per Robson, nature of Saturn and Jupiter; and, to Alvidas, of Uranus and Mercury in Aquarius in opposition to Saturn in Leo. It is said to cause beneficence and destructiveness, sorrow and happiness, and life and death.

  Regulus the Heliacal Setting Star for this New Moon over London was also the Setting star for the US on March 27th. Regulus, the heart of the Lion or Cor Leonis aentered Virgo back in 2012, marking a transitional age when reality is more malleable. Regulus is about an an unwavering belief in the correctness of one's position, or path. Regulus, the Lion's Heart implying courage was the leader of the Four Royal Stars of the ancient Persian monarchy, known as the Four Guardians of Heaven. Regulus is called the Watcher of the North and corresponds to Raphael The Healing Archangel. Regulus offers another mixed bag Since Regulus as the Setting Star for the last Ebertin saying: convey royal properties, noble mind, frankness, courage. Regulus is about facing your nemisis and obtaining great success but avoiding revenge. Robson speaks of Regulus in more dire tones: Saying that this powerful star can result in violence, destructiveness, military honor of short duration, with ultimate failure, imprisonment, violent death. Yet he also offers the positive side with success, high and lofty ideals and strength of spirit, and makes its natives magnanimous, grandly liberal, generous, ambitious, fond of power...

  Facies is also culminating as the Sun is rising. Remember that Fascies is the nebula in front of the Archer's face/Sagittarius. Facies is blamed for multiple accidents and broken limbs. A piercing focus to the point of ruthlessness, or prophetic vision Per Robson: Facies has the nature of the Sun and Mars, and causes blindness, defective sight (all nebula can cause blindness), sickness, accidents and a violent death. Another story from Wednesday's New Moon has a gruesome and literal cutting edge per Mars but also involving heroic actions where an Off-duty paramedic rescues man who sawed arms 

Fomalhaut is conjunct Neptune by aspect Fomalhaut is another of the Royal Stars and known as watcher of the South connected to the archangel Gabriel. Success thru noble deeds relates to Fomalhaut a reddish star in the mouth of the Southern Fish, Piscis Austrinus. This is a star relating to seduction by charisma and threatened by hubris. With Neptune, Fomalhaut can create the inspired artist or the deceiver. According to Robson: the combination of Neptune and Fomalhaut creates the qualities of being sharp, shrewd, self-seeking, analytical, having detective ability, along with many secret enemies. Going on we see a connection with secret affairs or government work, occult interests all relating to the illuminati. This star is also associated with 9th and 12th house affairs, gain through speculation, death of marriage partner, many narrow escapes, violent death through secret enemies. Another star on the angles is Alcyone which is rising as Saturn is Setting In paran with Saturn, there is the desire to re-shape the theological or political ideas of others - takeover and control being the keywords. Alycone which has the potential for ruthlessness and judgmental actions is connected to mystical abilities but at the same time harsh decrees. Alcyone known as "the Central One", is the main star and also the largest star of the Pleiades or Seven Sisters. According to Robson, Alcyone causes love, eminence, blindness from fevers, small pox, and accidents to the face. Alcyone with Saturn also relates to diseases including tumorous ailments, chronic sickness to family. In fact with the news of proliferating cases of H7N9 out of China and their accusations, there is a CDC Activation of Emergency Operations Center.

  Pluto stationing: The Crises or the Changes that Occur One more time Pluto which stations tomorrow Pluto is culminating when Sirius is on the Nadir - Pluto in this position has an ominous tie in with "Invasion or division of nations, or communities. In the chart above is at a dangerous angle on the 7th house. Last but not least Spica is culminating with Mars on the Nadir (the Stars of Our Prime) Spica found marking the Ear of Wheat shown in the constellation Virgo. Spica is thought of as a gift of brilliance and positive benefits. Per Robson Spica offers success, renown, riches, and a love of art and science along with unscrupulousness. With Mars, Spica has a more mixed reaction offering both good judgment and quick decision-making ability along with potential for violence in a dispute, rigid, and quite the fool in an argument.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Epic Aries New Moon - April 10, 2013 - Part One


  The Aries New Moon Filled with Fire Burns Away the Dross

On the cusp of tomorrow's hot and active New Moon. From Wikipedia: "The term dross derives from the Old English word dros, meaning the scum produced when smelting metals." Symbolically we all will need to burn away the dross in our lives and learn to start anew. We also refer to an alchemical process called sublimation in which a substance is heated to a vapor, then immediately collects as sediment. We might even add the Rosarium philosophorum, since it connects to a winged Sun (Sun in Aries is exalted) a process necessary for the completion of the magnum opus.

 Yes the primal fire inherent in Aries catalyzes many things. Aries is one of the most direct signs and tend to get to the heart of the matter fast. All cardinal moon transits, especially a new moon in Aries triggers the Uranus-Pluto waxing square.In this case we also have Mars now in his home sign the Ram, which is the most assertive and powerful placement. The last Mars-Aries transit started on April 1, 2011 after the Fukushima disaster. How can we forget the massive earthquake and tsunami that accompanied the ingress of Uranus into Aries on March 11th 2011! A day when nuclear emergencies became a reality and a way of life. And with tomorrow's Aries New Moon extravaganza another potential nuclear threat appears to come from North Korea but if we use the power of fire to burn through the hype a another light appears. Let's not forget that Aries is "an activist" in the true sense of the word. Below is a video where Dutchsinse whose tag line is "..every dark cloud has a silver IODIDE lining" speaks to Kerry Cassidy of Project Camelot. The nuclear fallout from Fukushima will, once exposed to the environment, change into the active ingredients of chemtrails ? (barium and strontium)..

 I intimated on my website in reference to Margaret Thatcher (born Oct. 13, 1925) known as "Iron Lady" - how symbolic her death is at this juncture
.  Margaret, whose Sun-Mercury were conjunct in Libra and opposed Chiron in Aries near the degree of this New Moon .Iron, of course is the metal sacred to Mars and yes Mars is the ruling planet for Aries Tomorrow's New Moon @ 2:35 AM will have Uranus (the shocker) following the Sun-Moon-Mars and Venus all in the sign of the Ram. That is a lot of action, courage, new beginnings, motivation, fires burning within and without, nuclear activity, military actions and a lot more. Learning how to use fire has been a major lesson for humanity from before Prometheus started the show. When there is this much Aries, everything is activated and seemingly in flames and transitioning... Yesterday it was it was high winds, thunder and tornadoes blowing away and scattering the poisons, smog and chemtrails. From California:Powerful winds lash California To Colorado: Storm brings reported tornadoes, snow to Colorado Today the thunderous storm was  bearing down on Iran.  It came in the form of  powerful quake which has folks there facing injury and chaos from this catastrophic quake and multiple aftershocks!
6.3 magnitude quake strikes near Iran's Bushehr nuke facility, 20 deaths reported The quake has been given "orange alert level" by the US Geological Survey (USGS). An orange alert means that significant casualties are likely and the disaster is potentially widespread. This one feels like a Haarp Event! There has already been several strong aftershocks in this region of Southern Iran along with much more quake activity worldwide. By tomorrow there will be even more intense seismic movement worldwide.

 Back to the fiery Aries New Moon looming. Yes we are heading toward an astrological and geo-political showdown with the April 10th New Moon Looking ahead: The day begins with an animated and aggressive New Moon in Aries takes place @ 2:35 AM PDT or as the chart below shows 5:35 AM EDT for Washington, DC. In this case a slightly deceptive  Pisces is rising @ 23 degrees with a curious Sabian Symbol: "A materializing medium." (An imaginative reference to Project Blue Beam?) Mercury now Void of Course is near the Ascendant - When Mercury is VOC it is a time when anxiety is high just like the winds and the unusual weather. In fact this is a time when communications fail, and disruptions occur. All those aggressive Aries planets are intercepted in the first house. The first house relates to outer persona of the people, an agitated urban population, unstable domestic affairs, psychology of the masses and grassroots opinions. With Pisces rising, the modern ruler of this New Moon chart is Neptune. Neptune traveling with Chiron is found in the 12th. house which relates to places of confinement like prisons and hospitals. Undoubtedly a prison riot will be in the offing. More importantly the 12th house also reflects secret groups, secret government entities and enemies within where an attack may come. The ancient ruler of this chart, Jupiter is direct in Gemini posited in the 3rd. house. The 3rd house of course reflects all forms of transportation and communications, ruling roads,schools, newspapers, television, freedom of speech.
Also notice that Saturn, that "old devil" which connects to 
 severe extremes of weather, famine or disasters is positioned in the 8th house. The 8th house also relates to taxes,debts owed the nation, losses both in money and lives, international finance and  multi-national corporations.  Regarding taxes Obama releases his budget on the New Moon which amounts to $3.8 Trillion.  Last but far from least Pluto which can deal with everything thing including earthquakes, oil spills, fires, war - say it ain't so, mudslides,  erosion and anything which involves widespread death and destruction is in the 10th house. The 10th house has you may know rules the president, the government, the leadership or ruling class, the  nations influence in the world and the world opinion all of which will transform radically. 

 The Sun and Moon are conjunct @ 21 degrees Aries with a Sabian Symbol representing entering the fray or "A pugilist entering the ring." There is a real possiblity of dangerous confrontations on the world front are very real. Since Sun-Moon-Mars and Venus are all closely conjunct in Aries not only will people be itching for a fight but new technologies will be dominate center stage. A super competitive Moon is conjunct Mars in Aries exactly @ 6:02 AM, Everything great and small will intensify, heat up and move a lot faster. This transit stimulates quick decisions, initiatives, and even rageful action.
With Mars in Aries there is a tendency toward impulse and it favors military leaders, Don't give into impulse and sublimate any anger into strong physical work or constructive activities.
  Saturn the other malefic In traditional or medieval astrology, the other "maleifc" besides Mars which is so prominent with this Aries New Moon was Saturn. Saturn is called the Lord of Karma and deals with structural changes. we now know that both of these planets represent necessary forces which can be used in either a positive or negative way . And everything depends on free will...
Both Saturn and Pluto, the destroyer now in crystallizing Capricorn are in mutual reception which makes their magnifies the effects. Speaking of Saturn which now transiting retrograde in Scorpio
Yes Scorpio is ruled by both Mars and Pluto and tends to protect even the darkest secrets. In the age of the internet many of those repressed and hidden taboos and secret knowledge are coming undone despite the best efforts of the powers that be to put Humpty Dumpty back together. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange formally unveiled on Monday the latest release from the whistleblower site, Project K, calling it “the single most significant geopolitical publication that has ever existed.” ‘Who controls the past controls the future’: Assange presents massive Project K leak Henry Kissenger, a Gemini with Sun-Mercury both in the sign of the twins (born May 27, 1923) also has Moon-Saturn in Libra opposing Chiron in Aries. Kissenger is touched by this Aries Moon via natal Pluto @ 9 degrees Cancer closely square transiting Uranus in Aries - the fiery shocker.

As I have mentioned before Saturn in Scorpio is opposing Pallas (asteroid dealing with strategy) now in conservative and stubborn Taurus with a powerful TSquare to Juno in Aquarius (relating to freedom/independence in relationships) Expect censorship to continue along with efforts to fight Saturn's secretive attempts by new activists.