Thursday, November 28, 2013

Comet ISON Meets the Sun to be Reborn or Dissolve?


During this wild week dominated by controversy and radical, even radioactive sudden change, Comet ISON has offered more than just a diversion but a chance to experience the wonders of the divine universe. ISON in many ways is reflecting a current fiery trine between the Sun (our identity) in far reaching Sagittarius and the innovative planet Uranus in pioneering Aries. Is Comet ISON, the comet of the century or just a giant snowball that will disintegrate when hit by a CME? With perhilion less than 24 hours away, this comet has captured our imagination and sent out mixed signals regarding his/her fate. Just like here on terra firma, where we may all be a little on edge or confused as tense, historical planetary combinations per geocentric astrology reflect this Comet's transit.

ISON has been a mystery from the beginning as we examine a chart set for September 21, 2012 when ISON was discovered. Astronomers Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok discovered ISON in September 2012 using a telescope near Kislovodsk, Russia, that is part of the International Scientific Optical Network. This discovery  time period/chart cast reflects evidence of lots of scientific and detailed observation even a devotional feeling toward this sungrazer with Virgo rising @ 9 degrees alongside Ceres and Vesta. The Sabian Symbol for the ascendant at 9 degrees - "An impressionistic painter making a futuristic drawing." This symbol speaks of the desire to go beyond restricted reality and express in a careful, meticulous way that which is desired for the future not which supposedly valued. The fact that both Vesta and Ceres oppose Chiron and Neptune in Pisces speaks of universal healing and expanded imagination. Perhaps the most striking thing about this chart of ISON's discovery is that Mercury ruler of the chart is opposing Uranus in Aries when freedom of thought can either lead to enlightenment or to eccentric and exaggerated thinking. As we will see both this chart set for September 21st 2012 using Geocentric (earth oriented astrology) and the charts for today's perhileon have Mercury opposing Uranus in cardinal signs. 

According to, Comet ISON will makes it's closest approach to the Sun around 1:45 p.m. EST on Nov. 28th, which is Thanksgiving Day in the USA when gratitude should dominate. With all the anticipation and expectation about ISON's surviving the journey, should we still be thankful, if ISON gets hit by a large CME? CMEs are magnetized clouds of plasma hurled into space by the explosions of sunspot the comet will be little more than a million kilometers above the sun's fiery surface. Temperatures around ISON's icy nucleus could rise as high as 5000o F. No one knows if it can survive that kind of baking. When a Comet passes too close to a planet or sun, the gravitational forces can tear it apart - this is called the Roche Limit. The Roche Limit for comets moving around the sun is 1.49 million miles, and Comet Ison will pass within 1.16 million miles - inside the Roche Limit. Back in 2007, Comet Encke flew too close to the Sun and a solar eruption struck with sudden ferocity to rip it's tail off.

 Just like the discovery chart from back in 2012, Neptune and Mercury are strong leading to divine imagination and uncanny outcomes. If Comet ISON doesn't break up, we could have a spectacular views in December and no reason to worry. If ISON breaks up and spreads out, there are a number of possibilities. . It can lose speed and be pulled into the sun, or some of the pieces may be pulled into the sun while others escape. Escaping objects will probably be slowed due to the sun’s pull and their outbound speed and trajectories will change, increasing the chance of them crossing the Earth's orbit. According to Joel Graves on this theology website, the real problem comes after Ison goes behind the sun and begins its return trip. When would the comet and/or pieces of comet hit the Earth? And where? Joel goes on to discuss Biblical prophecy per Revelations connecting it to the passage of Comets this year. "The first trumpet, Rev 8:7, announces hail and fire mixed with blood and a third of the earth burns up. The hail and fire sound like meteors hitting the earth. This could be a precursor of an inbound asteroid or the effect of our attempt to destroy the asteroid, causing smaller pieces to precede the larger object. Instead of predicting as to what will occur, lets take a lesson from Mercury's geocentric transit in Scorpio which favors the process of thorough investigation.

 In order to do this I have erected a charts set for 1:45 PM EST or 6:45 PM UT for the ISON's perihelion . Lest  we forget Mercury has met Saturn 3 times in the last two months, adding a serious and even pessimistic approach (Mercury stationed to move retrograde on October 21st then direct on November 10th) Mercury won't leave the realm of the underworld, Scorpio till December 4th. With this combination in the sign of death and rebirth, will this comet or messenger be a potent symbol for our own renewal and redemption?  Since Pluto now ruler of Scorpio is in the greatest aspect of most of our lifetimes,  a waxing square which continues till 2015, powerful and secret forces are making their presence known to the human race.

First a chart set for 1:45 PM EST in Washington, DC using Heliocentric configurations (sun centered astrology).   First off Aries is rising (Sun is exalted in Aries and would be the aggressor with Uranus in the first house for an unexpected theme. This chart's ruler, Mars is in solar Leo in the natural house of the Lion, the 5th. @ 21 degrees. The Sabian Symbol is intriguing - "Intoxicated chickens busily flap there wings trying to fly. " Uranus is opposing Mercury in the 7th house which is all about the unconventional from thought to deed. Pluto, the destroyer sits at the top of the chart, an ominous placement and he is opposing Jupiter at the IC. Jupiter, the principle of expansion is literally in a power struggle with Pluto or is it a precursor to an alchemical transformation ready to happen?

Before we look at the next chart set for Universal Time take a minute to see what some experts are saying about ISON's fragments possibly hitting earth. In fact Gareth Williams in the video below says there is no guarantee that Comet ISON will NOT strike Earth!

 The second chart we will examine is set for Universal Time in Greenwhich, UK This chart has Cancer rising at 19 degrees (Sabian A priest performing a marriage ceremony adding a sacred side to the event). On some level there is sacred unity evident in the meeting of ISON with our solar orb. On the geocentric time we have a Venus-Jupiter opposition which is always great for huge celebrations like marriage. Uranus, that perennial trickster and bringer of the outer forces of the universe is at the top of the chart square expansive Jupiter in Cancer in the 12th. Jupiter-Uranus in this alignment speaks of spontaneous, free spirited revolutionary shifts for all of us in the Solar System. Jupiter in the 12th also is about the glory of solitude and merging with the divine. Of course since Jupiter is transiting in Cancer in the earthly geocentric version, gratitude can find a home on this cosmic event.

Sit back and revel in the majesty of this happening accepting that no matter what the outcome expect some amazing transformations. For the best real time images from the SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) spacecraft  click here. Stay tuned for more updates...

Comet ISON Emerges
November 28th. After pronouncing Comet ISON R.I.P. this confusing saga continues to amaze
per the Mercury-Uranus opposition in the Heliocentric charts above.
Per "Comet ISON flew through the sun's atmosphere on Nov. 28th and the encounter did not go well for the icy comet. Just before perihelion (closest approach to the sun) the comet rapidly faded and appeared to disintegrate. This prompted reports of ISON's demise. However, a fraction of the comet might have survived." Click on the image below to see what emerged from Comet ISON's brush with solar fire:

 Fragments of it's former self - a headless comet ala Algol at the last Full Moon?: 
Even CNN jumps on the ISON is Still Alive bandwagon. 
Comet ISON seems to be falling apart as it approaches the sun. Indeed, researchers working with NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory said they saw nothing along the track that ISON was expected to follow through the sun's atmosphere. Nevertheless, something has emerged. Whether this is a small scorched fragment of Comet ISON's nucleus or perhaps a "headless comet"--a stream of debris marking the remains of the comet's disintegrated core--remains to be seen.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Charles Manson Getting Hitched - Resident Evil Seduces Starry-Eyed Innocence Again


November 21st. Gone but not forgotten, the Sun leaves the darker, extreme and usually pessimistic Scorpio for the expanded horizons of the sign of the seven league boots, higher ideals and centaurs, Sagittarius. Yet Since N. Node, Mercury (till Dec. 4th.) and Saturn continue in this sign related to depths, detective activity and the destroyer into 2014, Stories relating to criminals and in this case a killer, who is known for bizarre, eccentric and shocking behavior, may seem like the new normal. After all with Saturn pushing the boundaries of taboos and compulsions in Scorpio forming an ongoing trine with Neptune in fantastical Pisces and Jupiter expanding romance in Cancer - all emotional, water signs whats a psychopath to do? Without question, Charles Manson is the most notorious killer in American history, infamous worldwide for the horrific Tate/LaBianca murders. He's always been America's favorite metaphor for the dark side of the Sixties, the ultimate evil hippie. Remember that back in the sixties Uranus-Pluto conjunct in Virgo transited over Manson's Mars-Neptune conjunction undoubtedly pushed him to a point of insane, megalomania. "Megalomania is characterized by an inflated sense of self-esteem and overestimation by persons of their powers and beliefs."</> A new issue of Rolling Stone takes us deeper into the psyche of a notorious, career criminal and murderer seeking a hookup. Is Charles Manson Getting Married? CConvicted killer's 25-year-old companion Star tells RS, "Charlie is my husband" Charles Manson, perhaps the most infamous convicted killer of all time, is 79 years old and still locked up in California's Corcoran State Prison, where he walks with a cane and sports chipped prison dentures. Star is a 25-year-old brunette who's been loyally visiting Manson in jail since she was 19 years old and maintains several websites devoted to defending Manson and his pro-Earth environmental causes. And according to an astonishingly in-depth new profile by Rolling Stone contributing editor Erik Hedegaard, the pair could be heading down the aisle. Sort of. 

Below I dissect Charlie's natal chart alongside excerpts from the Rolling Stone interview entitled: Charles Manson Today: the Final Confessions of a Psychcopath Charles Manson (born November 12, 1934) as the chart below shows a strong Scorpio personality with Sun-Venus conjunct @ 20 and 19 degrees. Currently he is getting a romantic boost from both Jupiter @ 20 degrees Cancer and Mars (ancient ruler of the Scorpion) @ 21 degrees Virgo. In fact transiting Mars earlier this month crossed over Charlie's sexually magnetic and unconsciously inspired Mars-Neptune conjunction posited in the 5th. house of love affairs and in his case dangerous affairs. Note that with Mars so close to Neptune (known in a more spiritually evolved individual as a the Guardian Angel aspect) but with Manson more like the "Attacking Demon placement. From the Rolling Stone article: "He tilts to one side and says, "I know what you're thinking. Just relax." A while later, he says, "If I can touch you, I can kill you." The real big deal about Manson's horoscope is a potent, dangerous and highly manipulative configuration represented by a Fixed Cross. The cross starts from the Taurus Ascendant to Jupiter-Mercury on the Descendant(the Western Horizon at the time of birth-ruled by the seventh sign of the zodiac, Libra and Venus). Crossed by Moon-N. Node at Mid-Heaven opposing Pluto-Ceres-S. Node.

Chart below:

In Manson's natal chart a , fixed, stubborn earthy Taurus is rising with the asteroid of strategy, political activism and in this case a staunch environmental stand, Pallas.(This asteroid Pallas Athene is also Out of Bounds by declination, enhancing his scheming). From the Rolling Stone article: (It wasn't Charlie's murderous reputation that drew her here but his pro-Earth environmental stance, known as ATWA, standing for air, trees, water and animals.) Pallas in Taurus is a highly sensory place which refers to his street wise knowledge Thus the First Arm of the Fixed Cross: His greedy and persistent Taurus ascendant and Pallas oppose Jupiter and Mercury in Scorpio which relates to his ethical/moral challenges mixed with obsessive, enigmatic, power-hungry and even occultist leanings. Manson's radical, eccentric Moon-North Node in the sign of the unexpected Aquarius at the top of his chart in the public 10th house Opposes Pluto (last degrees of Cancer and modern ruler of his Scorpio sun on cusp of the 4th. ) In this position near the IC (Imum Coeli or "bottom of the sky") he demonstrates a relentless, radical need for transformation. Ceres is also located in the 4th house (also Out of Bounds ) expressive, theatrical in Leo near the S. Node also in Leo this combo can relate to conflicts of not only meeting his own needs vs. those of the family but also a warped sense of destiny. With Leo intercepted in this fourth house placement, relating to gathering his "family" together, as the nominal head or the clan. Take a closer look at the Manson Family Tree. Venus ruler of this Taurus rising chart as I mentioned is posited in the 7th. where Jupiter represents already represents multiple sexual partners, Venus is closely conjunct the Sun associated with his uncanny power of seduction,sexual addiction and manipulation and passionate entanglements. From the article: Charlie's wife-to-be, but another one of his children, just like Squeaky and Sandy once were, with her just now taking her first little baby steps, him holding her hand and showing the way. At least, that's my perception of how it is. But we all know how perceptions are.
With this misguided affair with Starr, we can only hope that there won't be anymore followers pursuing this evil mentor even though his highly seductive powers still are active.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

A Full Moon Serenade of Comets, Catastrophes and Wonders


The Full Moon in November was known by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior as the Full Fox or Full Beaver Moon because it was the time to set traps, before the waters froze over, making it impossible. This Moon was also called the Full Frost Moon. Tomorrow's Full Moon occurs in Taurus @ 25 degrees 26 minutes is a culmination to some of extent of the forces conjured up on the last New Moon Hybrid Eclipse in Scorpio on November 3rd. when many secrets come out of the darkness. Looking at the Sabian Symbol for 26 degrees Taurus: "A Spaniard serenading his Senorita." this image evokes scenes of a man strumming a guitar and signing and reciting love poetry in order to sway and influence his chosen soul mate into falling in love. Of course there are deeper meanings here like having our voices heard when speaking from the heart amid resistance. This symbol speaks to the idea of whether we should believe the messages thrown out at us or those tales and lies spun from a place of insincerity.

Astrologically It has been a wild two weeks with Massive Super Typhoon Haiyan bringing scenes of destruction and an ever increasing death toll to the Philippines. The Sun has been active continuing erupting with X-Class flares like the X-3 on November 5th. which came from monster sunspot AR189. Thrown into the mix resonating with the Grand Earth Trine was even another house swallowed up by a sinkhole in Florida on Thursday, November 14th. Not to be outdone Comet ISON is being seen by the naked eye and is now fully 10 times brighter than it was only three days ago before the outburst on November 14th. Comets have always been considered omens of events to come."Until the sixteenth century, comets were usually considered bad omens of deaths of kings or noble men, or coming catastrophes, or even interpreted as attacks by heavenly beings against terrestrial inhabitants." NOW on this Full Moon, with Comets Lovejoy, Encke and Linear X1 all wandering in our solar system, there could be multiple omens and strange activity. Scorpio is a sign that is always immersed in some kind of mystery and with Mercury conjunct the N. Node of destiny, heading toward another meeting with Saturn (Nov. 25th. ) and the Sun @ 26 degrees Scorpio, we are in enigmatic and inexplicable times. The Sabian Symbol for 26 degrees Scorpio: "Indians making camp in new territory." which relates to having to acclimatize to new surroundings amid a certain unease. There is also a sense of excitement dredging up the pioneering spirit. Right in synch with this perplexing experience, even scientists are in a quandary as to what Comet 2012

We are now firmly vibrating on the axis of symbolized by Horned Cow or Bull's Head and the Death Sting of the Scorpion on the other. The desire body is strong for this lunation as we traverse the cosmic principles of the 2nd Archetype per attachment or possession per indulgence and even decadence on one side of the zodiac. On the other side known the principle of transformation with the need for regeneration and renewal via sexuality.
Venus ruler of this amazing Full Moon is still Out of Bounds (OOB) via declination and separating from a conjunction with Pluto adding to the power of erotic love.  Venus in this extreme transit OOB favors super strong women who are leading many of the movements toward radical shifts in our culture since Venus is applying to a trine with Mars.  Once such radical shift happened in Spain where Topless women disrupt anti-abortion rally in in downtown Madrid. Venus is also sextile Saturn in the sign of taboo breaking, Scorpio and can mean that in business settlements are reached along with solutions to problems that will emerge suddenly. 

Unless we forget we are in a time when upheaval and collapse bring new ideas, events and even new lands appearing in the oceans. Once again on this fixed, earthy Full Moon,  seismic acitivy will be off the charts like the ongoing quakes near the Continental Shelf in the Scotia Sea

Spica, Mirach, Algol and other Fixed Stars.
Comet ISON will be near fixed star Spica found in Virgo around the Full Moon. Spica refers to a special gift or talent which will be highlighted at this time. In DC. the Heliacal Setting Star is Mirach found in the constellation Andromeda. At both DC and San Francisco, the Heliacal Rising Stars are Spica some 152 minutes before sunrise. Wanting to use one's talents for the greatest possible good. In DC. the Heliacal Setting Star is Mirach found in the constellation Andromeda. Mirach is the principle of receptivity and feminine power. With Mirach, diplomacy can get you everywhere as in  using rapport and consensus as a personal life philosophy. Sunday's Full Moon in Taurus falls near the demon star, Algol whether we are on the West Coast or in Washington, DC. Legend tells of how brave Perseus killed the sea monster, Cetus by turning it to stone with the Medusa's Head (Algol) Yes Algol, the demon head is near the Full Frosty or Beaver Moon per native American Indians. The fixed star Algol was named Tseih She by the Chinese which translated to Piled-up corpses. According to the national disaster agency the Philippines, the death count from Typhoon Haiyan is overwhelming and has been raised to 3,633.
Some of the influences of the constellation Perseus where Algol is found per Noonan:
"This constellation is indicative of events effecting large numbers of people, especially those events caused by major meteorological phenomena. When prominent in a natal chart it is said to denote adventurous individuals, but also those who are less than honest in their dealings with others." 

On the West Coast, the stars found on the immediate angles are appear more aligned with the power of this Full Moon. First Rigel found in the in the left foot of the Hunter - Orion which is setting at the Descendant and known to want to enforce structure to groups, which can lead to a righteous and overbearing attitude.  We also have Ras Alhague on the head of the Snake Charmer, Ophiuchus - Rising at the Ascendant.  Ophiuchus adds to the theme of this Year of the Water Serpent and to direct healing. This star is also said to be pro-active in seeking change.  Older astrologers like Robson and Ebertin tend to connect Ras Alhague to  misfortune through women or even  perverted tastes and mental depravity.  In fact Elsbeth Ebertin says with  Ras Alhague there  is danger of insect bites, snakebites or assault from infuriated animals or rabies smitten dogs. Ebertin does go on to say though: Besides the lower emanations, there are supposedly higher influences attributed to this star - I tend to believe that the powers of Ras Alhague can promote a widespread social healing that which has been damaged.  Also we see that on the West Coast (chart below set for San Francisco where Scorpio is rising) that Aculeus, an open cluster of stars above the stinger of the Scorpion, is closely culminating as Mars is Setting. Aculeus along with Acumen also found in the constellation Scorpio,  have a notorious reputation in astrology as 'blind stars' or stars associated with eyesight problems  With Aculeus and Mars in paran we may see that frequent hardships encountered by those who are  pursuing their dreams will make the news. Acubens, found on the left arm-socket of the Crab, Cancer  is culminating closely as Mercury is Rising.  Acubens with Mercury will help us explore the diversity and mystery of life on a social and physical basis. Scorpio is rising @ 29 degrees in the chart below set for San Francisco, CA. with this interesting Sabian Symbol: "Children in Halloween costumes engaging in various pranks."  This directly relates to disruptive energies even vandalism. which will battle the establishment or not respect the boundaries of others.  Since the ascendant is in a TSquare to Neptune and Pallas in Virgo relating to  hallucinations and weird psychic phenomena, don't believe everything you see and hear. This Sabian should  play out after the moon enters Gemini @ 4:07 PM Pacific watch for a major hoax or prank to reflect the confusion or emotional hysteria which could ensue.

In the chart below set for the nation's capitol, we see how the mythic female passion and obsession of Medusa,Kali and Female Kundalini the Moon is positioned in the Fifth House relating to: theatre, arts, places of entertainment, sports events, children, games of chance, speculative interests, linked to Stock Exchange,  All of the preceding will host extreme events on many levels.  Also in regards to other fixed stars,  Zosma, found near the tail of the Lion/Leo,  is rising closely as the  Moon is Culminating.  Zosma is a star directly linked to victimization and all sorts by attacks.  These encompass actions where the perpetrator(s) actually enjoys seeing others suffer. According to Robson: "it causes benefit by disgrace, selfishness, egotism, immorality, meanness, melancholy, unhappiness of mind and fear of poison, and gives an unreasonable, shameless and egotistical nature"   With this full moon threatening to bring more scandals, revelations and even lies we should be watchful as to where the tales come but also use our abilities to discern the truth from falsehoods. Notice recent accusations from Eric "Mancow" Muller about the  conversations he had with actor Harry Lennix regarding his personal history with President Obama:

A chart below is set for the Taurus Full Moon @ 10:16 AM ET in Washington, DC
Capricorn is rising with Pluto, the Destroyer
and the ruler of the Chart, Saturn is near the North Node of Destiny in Scorpio
followed closely by Mercury ready to make another conjunction with the Lord of Karma on November 25th.This will be the 3rd. meeting of Mercury (a planet relating to the winds) and Saturn always adding air pressure, so crazy weather will continue.
Yes Algol, the Demon Star found in the constellation Perseus
is conjunct the Moon

Also regarding Algol as taken from the Constellation of Words Website
People astrologically influenced by Algol will give a an idea of the type of themes present for the next two weeks:
Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Van Gogh, Albert Einstein, Karl Abraham (psychoanalyst), Carl Jung, Ramakrishna (Indian saint), Muktananda (Indian mystic), Werner Erhard (guru "est"), Marshall Applewhite and Luc Jouret (cult leaders, led to mass suicides), Al Gore (the name is close), Billy Joel, Glen Campbell, Liberace, Princess Diana, Prince William, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Anita Bryant (against gays), Zola Budd (runner), Manly Palmer Hall (philosophical research), Aleister Crowley (Satanist, occultist), Erica Jong (author), Mary Jo Kopechne (drowned companion of Ted Kennedy), John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Dean Martin, Ryan O'Neil, Josef Stalin, Pat Schroeder, Carl Sagan, Cecil B. De Mille (film producer), Isadora Duncan, Mata Hari (Spy), George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Ruhollah Khomeini (Iranian leader), Stephen King (horror novels).

This Full Moon is a ball buster on some levels with lots of real drama and even more fallacious phony reports.  Jupiter now retrograde in Cancer, the sign of mothers, children, food and housing is conjunct Castor found in the constellation of the Twins.  Castor was the mortal Twin famous for his skill in taming and managing horses. Castor is the great story teller who will incorporate the shadow or dark side of the tale.  Castor when under the influence of Jupiter can be an amazing negotiator in bringing successful resolutions. Let me add that  this combo will place emphasis on philosophical and occult interests, more  speculation travel along with legal  judicial sentences involving high profile trials. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Some Days are a Little Crazier - A Neptune Station, Venus OOB Square Moon-Uranus in Aries


When I started writing my forecast for today, the 13th. of November 2013, I knew that the impulsive Aries Moon would keep this day humming with excitement. But I had no idea how these energies would mix with Neptune making it's yearly station direct. Neptune or Poseidon, god of the seas, earthquakes and fertility who stationed to move direct this morning @ 10:43 AM. Pacific Time. I even referenced that that Poseidon's movement might even result in sudden earthquakes today. In fact just ahead of the Neptune station @ 9:30:30 AM Pacific
Another quake this time 3.4 magnitude strkes in San, Ramon, California Actually this tremor over in San Ramon, where the big AT&T call center is located, was just an inkling of some of the seismic shocks to come in the next few days.

Neptune will remain direct in Pisces till June 2014. The last time this planet stationed was June 7. 2013 marking the last retrograde period. Usually when retrograde, Neptune can inspire or perceptions to become more acute with heightened psychic sensitivity. When Neptune is direct the principles of dissolving boundaries and redemption are particularly strong. On the other hand when Neptune turns direct, denial can be greater, thus it is important that we deal with any problems that we pick up while Neptune is retrograde Neptune direct emphasizes our longing to merge with the divine, experience true spirituality, mystical events, more compassion and intuitive understanding. From another perspective, this is a planet related to delusions, even insanity. Neptune's stations @ 3 degrees Pisces where he is dignified. The Sabian Symbol for this degree: "A petrified forest, an eternal record of life lived long ago." This symbol relates to an agelessness and resilience along a time when we look toward records of the past even tuning in to the Akashic records. There is also a tendency to feel lonely and lost as in a giant forest. At three degrees Pisces, there can be a growing desire to find our true self instead of being lost midst of a deep forest. We may feel a strong motivation to re-establish a sense of identity, position and character before making the journey thru the "dark forest". This Neptune station is  an opportune time to pursue meditation, prayer, holistic practices like yoga which refine and deepen whole body-mind awareness.

The Healing Side of Neptune Since Neptune is traveling with Chiron, the wounded healer also  in Pisces. Both celestial bodies add to a  Grand Water Trine there is an emphasis on all kinds of healing. (Note that Chiron also stations on November 19th. to move forward)Neptune now in the sign of the two fishes helps with  energetic and psychic healing and can alleviate depression in many cases. The Mars-Venus trine in earth signs helps this manifest in the areas of fertility and virility.Mars now in Virgo is also in a positive 60 degree angle to Jupiter in Cancer adding to confidence for both sexes
along with fertility.
These combinations aided by a highly motivated Aries Moon,  large and small scale cleaning projects are favored. 

Venus, which is the lower octave of Neptune and  relates to women and feminine issues is both square Uranus for the unexpected and viral trend along with being Out of Bounds via declination. This of course is can trigger extreme actions.

Plus with today's Aries moon meeting Uranus adding more intensity to this square we have news of: Thanks a Lot, Mr. President: Single Mom’s Letter Goes Viral

From the article: One mom decided to vent her frustration by posting a letter to the President on her Facebook page.
Yolanda Burroughs-Vestal of Palmer, Texas never expected her rant to go viral, but it has had tens of thousands of views and is still going strong.
Symbolically her first name is "Yolanda" which is the nickname for Super Typhoon Haiyan whose aftermath is continuing the horrors in the Philippines
Her last name is Vestal (relating to vesta now transiting in the 29th. karmic degree of Virgo relating to healthcare/service
with this Sabian Symbol: "Having an urgent task to complete, a person doesn't look to any distractions."Vesta is about total focus and devotion for sure. This story and others are interesting from the standpoint of delineating synchronicity with Neptune's boundless station where many subjects and ongoing events tend to merge into each other.  November 13th. Technological Firsts and/or Innovations?
Google's Patent for the Neck TatooVenus ruler of Taurus relating to the neck and throat is in a 90 degree angle to Uranus (planet of sudden change and inventions)
relating directly to the fact that: Motorola Mobility, which is owned by Google, has submitted an application for what is effectively an adhesive device “that compromises an electronic skin tattoo capable of being applied to a throat region of the body.” Having Venus in a hard aspect to Uranus is considered volatile and a progenitor to first time events while having Venus also near Pluto adds even more turmoil and eccentricity. Regarding Venus which also represents currency and money which as I said is the lower octave of Neptune. Both Venus and Neptune are in orb of a sextile reflecting that whole concept of merging. One of the signposts regarding merging is reflected in this recent story about The Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP. The TPP is being called the "NAFTA of the Pacific" or "NAFTA on steroids" and i so much more than just a trade agreement. In fact in alignment with the Neptune station, WikiLeaks just published a 95-page excerpt from this secretive, multi-national trade agreement. Speaking of volatility and this explosive Aries Moon - Will this happen in conjunction with GridEx II 2013 and CME's hitting earth?

So what is up with this crazy power grid drill? The scenario will build on lessons learned from GridEx 2011 and include both cyber security and physical security components,” explains NERC, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. “GridEx is a biennial international grid security exercise that uses best practices and other contributions from the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.”The exercise will involve 5,800 major power plants and 450,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines.
This year's drill occurs on the same day that Neptune, the planet relating to dissolution and merging boundaries stations direct adding to these qualities. Also the Moon in Aries will be triggering the long standing and ultra-potent Uranus-Pluto square enhancing a chance for upheaval! Of course since Neptune rules denial, most people won't notice or will they since this GridEx II 2013 is happening at the same time that the Sun is overactive Sun’s magnetic field about to flip 
From the above article in Earth and Sky:  
What will happen to humanity when the sun reverses its magnetic poles? Nothing that we know of. Effects on human bodies have never been observed, despite the fact that this reversal takes place regularly, on a timescale humans can monitor. Scientists will, however, see more sunspots, solar flares and coronal mass ejections or CMEs from the sun around the time of the sun’s magnetic flip. That solar activity, in turn, affects Earth’s magnetic field, which has the potential to affect earthly technologies, such as power distribution grids and GPS satellites. Read more about these effects: Are solar storms dangerous to us?

 Neptune the planet of mediums and prophets? As an astrologer, I have to agree regarding solar storm activity which may actually surge closer to the Full Moon on November 17th.and sometime in January 2014 take down major electrical grids worldwide. Financial pundit ART CASHIN: Beware Of Solar Storms
Last year, veteran trader Art Cashin used his morning note to totally predict a 7.9 magnitude earthquake that happened later that day in Costa Rica.
"In today's note from UBS, Cashin forwards along an email he received from Arch Crawford — a friend "renowned for his astrological calls on the stock market." Here's Crawford: We have written for awhile that Solar Storms will disrupt portions of electrical grids on the earth. Energy of storms heaviest Nov 13 & 23. There's Great danger of "inconvenience"; some danger that the grids will fail.
The theory is based on John H. Nelson's "helio-centric" astronomical theory, according to Cashin. "In the days before satellites, global radio signals could often be disrupted by upper atmosphere disturbances (ionization), which, Nelson maintained, were linked to solar flares and sunspots," Cashin writes. "Just as the tides on Earth vary according to the movement and relationship of the moon and sun; Nelson thought the angles of the planets might affect the 'tides' of the sun."
Read below on this page for more info. regarding the real potential of Mega Solar Flares on the way and yes the qualities of Uranus-Pluto are much invovled both via geocentric (earth centered) and heliocentric (sun centered) charts,
as Jupiter which stationed to move retrograde on November 6th. in Cancer and is applying to an exact opposition to Pluto in January 2014. I have created a chart using Heliocentric settings for 6:37 PM Pacific Time in San Francisco Gemini is rising with Jupiter intercepted in the first house putting mega focus on interior affairs, urban population, domestic affairs, general conditions, Jupiter(Cancer) is in a close and potent opposition with Pluto(Capricorn) also at an angle in the 7th house - this combination is one of the most profound. Note that Uranus-Venus are at the top of the chart in Aries relating to the Sun's activity and are in a TSQ with Pluto/Jupiter all in cardinal active, pivotal signs
Topping this off is that Mars in Heliocentric Leo (also relating to the Sun and Solar Eruptions) is in a square with Saturn in the intense sign of Scorpio. Chart pictured below.
Update November 13th. More Powerful Solar Flares Expected
From Two large, complex sunspots are transiting the Earthside of the sun with mixed-polarity magnetic fields that harbor energy for strong eruptions.
NOAA forecasters estimate a 60% chance of M-class flares and a 30% chance of X-flares during the next 24 hours. Flares from AR1890 could be particularly geoeffective. Because of the way the sun's magnetic field spirals through interplanetary space, AR1890 is magnetically connected to our planet. Particles accelerated by an explosion there would be guided in our direction, possibly causing a radiation storm around Earth. The next big flare will probably come from one of these two circled regions which includs new monster sunsport AR1897:
More updates to follow in the coming days...

Thursday, November 07, 2013

The Astrology of Super Typhoon Haiyan


SUPER STORM HAIYAN UPDATE- A RECORD BREAKERI mentioned in my last blog article describing Sunday's Hybrid Eclipse that that another Super Typhoon named Yolanda is bearing down on the Philippines with maximum winds of 115 kph and gusts of up to 146 kph and could make landfall on Friday November 8th.

It turned out that when this Massive Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda made landfall on November 8th.,  winds were at 315 kph gusting to 380 kph. Let's take a look at what happened today has Haiyan made landfall. Super Typhoon Haiyan Makes Landfall On Philippines "Typhoon 'Yolanda' has made landfall over Guiuan, Eastern Samar 

According to Dr Jeff Masters 
Super Typhoon Haiyan has made landfall. According to PAGASA, Haiyan came ashore at 4:40 am local time (20:40 UTC) November 7, 2013 near Guiuan, on the Philippine island of Samar. 

CNN called Haiyan based on the wind, if the system did not weaken at landfall - Typhoon Haiyan is the Strongest Tropical System Ever Making Landfall Anywhere in the World

Meteorologist Eric Holthaus  says that Yolanda—its Filipino name—beats “Wilma (2005) in intensity by 5mph—that was the strongest storm ever in the Atlantic,” which makes it a member of the select club of Worst Storms Ever in the Planet. Only three other storms since 1969 have reached this intensity.

An Astrological Chart set for 4:40 a.m. local time in Guiuan, Eastern Samar Found Below has Scorpio is rising @ 3 degrees along side Mercury and N. Node with Sun-Saturn also in "Extreme Scorpio". Using the principles of Astrometeorology, we see in weather charts that Scorpio is
a sign that intensifies the action of the rest of the chart and ever fails to bring an extreme.
 Thus Mercury-N. Node of destiny are opposing S. Node/Hygeia in Taurus (potential health problems from storm) in the 7th.  Mercury rising governs the wind from gentle breezes to hurricane-force winds all which can be found under Mercury's domain. Sustained winds that were measured at more than 195 miles per hour before landfall. The measurement reflects the winds sustained by the storm for one minute; the storm was also producing gusts of 230 mph.

 Rulers of this landfall chart (Scorpio rising) are Mars and Pluto. Pluto is in the 3rd. house relating to Mercury and is found between the Moon and Venus. Mars is at a significant angle in the 11th. house in Virgo relating to Mercury and Winds.
Pluto and Mars both connect to violent, extremes, severe and intense conditions depending on other chart indications
Also with Astrometeorology,  50% of the overall prevailing conditions are described by the planets in the 4th house, their sign and the aspects - Aquarius is on the 4th. House cusp @ critical zero degrees. with Juno the weather asteroid, which besides relationships and marriage is associated with the atmosphere and storms is now TSQUARE the moons nodes and Mercury in Scorpio. Juno is posited at Ground Zero (4th. house)
Neptune/Chiron in Pisces are on the 5th. house cusp elating to freakish weather events, torrential downpours and flooding conditions!
They enter 4th. house in less than an hour, as Typhoon Haiyan moving West across the islands. Below is a Tracking Model:

Aquarius and ruler Uranus connect to the IC and are known for shocking and unexpected results and first time events. Uranus is also associated with high barometer and mega-high wind velocities (from 315 kph gusting to 380 kph) can be found under its influence The astrological ruler of the IC is Uranus, which is now in a square to Venus and Pluto both in Capricorn known or severe storms. Any contact with Uranus adds maximum record breaking, unexpected and destructive conditions.

An analysis of a storm or this magnitude, which has broken all scientific intensity scales
wouldn't be complete unless we looked at an astrological chart for the last major ingress, 
the Hybrid Solar Eclipse on November 3rd. The Chart below is set for 8:50 PM AWST -8:00 in Guiuan, Eastern Samar with Cancer Rising and in an opposition to Pluto in the 7th.

 When looking at an ingress chart, like this Scorpio New Moon, we examine the planets which rule the 1st and 4th house and consider their signs and aspects. Since Cancer is rising so the chart's ruler is the Moon. The Moon of course is new being conjunct the Sun in Scorpio and in a tight grouping in Scorpio are considered the most powerful aspect of all.As I said above, Scorpio tends to intensify the action of the rest of the chart and always adds extreme weather.  In season, the Sun-Mercury conjunctions often coincide with the formation of tropical storm systems and hurricanes.  Next we look at the 4th. house or sign cusp on the IC, which rates as 50% of the overall prevailing conditions of this weather chart.   Since Pluto is the ruler of that Scorpio stellium, we already know that violent, extreme, severe and super  intense conditions could follow. Libra is on the cusp of the 4th. house and ruler Venus which represents a moist influence tending to lower the barometer is now applying to a conjunction with Pluto, Venus as I mentioned is also heading toward a definitely dangerous square with Pluto in the 7th. 1/8 is found in the 10th and 7th houses and at the top of the chart sits the most unstable planet Uranus still in orb of that historic 4th passage of another wild square to Pluto (Nov. 1st). The ruler of the 10th house in this chart, and of Aries, is Mars now found in the 3rd. Mars is in an opposition to Neptune and Chiron (wounded healer) both in Pisces and which will trigger  torrential downpours and flooding conditions. Consider that the 11th house also has Vesta in Virgo putting the focal point back on Mercury now retrograde in Scorpio which is  square both Juno (Aquarius) and the S. Node.  Notice too that Ceres has recently entered Libra (Ceres is more involved with food and nurturing ) and is opposing Uranus so hopefully we will see a just outpouring of help to the Philippines once this storm has passed. 

Update and Epilogue from November 8th. 

By the time the Moon enters the sign of the unexpected, Aquarius this afternoon @ 3:30 PM Pacific a shift of sentiment and empathy will occur on a major scale reflecting Jupiter's retrograde in Cancer trine Neptune and Chiron in Pisces (victims and wounded healers arise).

Damage from super typhoon expected to be ‘catastrophic’>One of the most intense typhoons on record whipped the Philippines on Friday, killing three people and terrifying millions as monster winds tore roofs off buildings and giant waves washed away flimsy homes.  Unfortunately it will get a lot worse before it get's better in the
Visayas region as the Aquarian Moon moves to square the Sun and Saturn in Scorpio to start the First Qtr. Phase.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

A Hybrid Solar Eclipse Brings Secrets to Light Amid the Phoenix Rising


It has been said that Solar Eclipses create effects that are felt more externally or all around us and lunar eclipses are internal and experienced via inner emotions. Of course there are other factors which defy this pat explanation. Eclipses come in pairs and to the astronomer are judged by the outer visibility. The last Lunar Eclipse on October 18th was considered a minor event since you had to look closely so as not to miss it. This his penumbral lunar eclipse is known as a Full Hunter's Moon which passed through the edge (penumbra) of the Earth’s shadow just after moonrise on the East Coast of North America. The western part of the Philippines (including western Luzon and Palawan) saw this penumbral eclipse at moon set. Two days before this eclipse, the a massively dangerous quake hit the Bohol region of the Philippines killing 222 peopleand causing upwards of 4 billion dollars in damage. That and successive quakes in Taiwan, Chile and off the coast of Honshu where anything but minor. In fact fast forwarding to November 6th. we see that another Super Typhoon named Yolanda is bearing down on the Philippines with maximum winds of 115 kph and gusts of up to 146 kph and could make landfall on Friday November 8th. with the Moon entering the sign of shocking/sudden events. The solar eclipse which happened Sunday, November 3rd. was the type of event which eclipse chasers don't bother chasing because was of such a short duration in some places lasting only a matter of second. In this report we will be examining some of rapid and potent effects of the last New Moon Eclipse in the sign of mystery and secrets, Scorpio.

Seeking the truth and adding to the effects of the Solar Eclipse Even though Bob Dylan said: "I don't think the human mind can comprehend the past and the future. They are both just illusions that can manipulate you into thinking there's some kind of change". We are now in a time of total and irrevocable metamorphosis. All that I can do as an astrologer is to view moments in time and the accompanying movement of the planets as they transit that horoscope. For us it is the significance of the angle or aspect that the planets make to each other in that moment of time. Suffice to say we have crossed the Rubicon of history where there is no turning back.

On Friday, November 1st we marked the 4th. passage of seven astrological transits involving Uranus a planet connected to finding freedom, revolution and unexpected actions and Pluto, lord of power and bringer of collapse leading to transformation. These passages will go all the way into 2015. Since June 2012, the start of these Uranus-Pluto waxing squares in pivotal or cardinal signs, Aries and Capricorn,we have seen our share of social upheaval. The tumult came in the form of  strikes, protests,riots and and attempted collective bargaining all reflecting these passages. In fact on November 1st. a shocking and violent event at LAX rocked the nation as aTSA officer killed, at least 7 injured in shooting at LA airport. With Uranus-Pluto @ 10 degrees and in a tight 150 degree angle known for sudden adjustments) to close Scorpio "Stellium" or grouping which includes Mercury,the messenger, N. Node of Destiny, the Sun representing identity and Saturn, structure and karma and tomorrow the Moon, emotions all point to a time of truth being demanded. After all with Scorpio breaking taboos and high end transformation are the coin of the realm. Plus the powerful " Extreme" and phoenix generation from 1984 to 1995 (when Pluto was in Scorpio) is being activated. The LAX shooting suspect: Paul Anthony Ciancia, the 23-year-old is one of the Pluto in Scorpio generation. Along with things underground and from the underworld coming into the light per example this super drug tunnel discovered in San Diego on Nov. 1st. Not to mention that Mars in mutable earth sign Virgo is pushing up against the upheaval created by the Uranus-Pluto aspect adding to multiple seismic and weather related  events.

 Hybrid Eclipse
So on November 3, 2013 @ 4:50 AM PT or 7:50 AM ET, a new moon in Scorpio occurred along with a Solar Eclipse. This was not your ordinary new moon solar eclipse, it was a hybrid eclipse of the Sun with a magnitude of 1.0159. A "hybrid eclipse": shifts between a total eclipse (when the Moon completely obscures the bright light of the Sun forming a corona) and an annular eclipse (when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun).
At certain points on the surface of Earth it appears as a total eclipse, whereas at other points it appears as annular. Hybrid eclipses are comparatively rare The totality of this eclipse will be visible from the northern Atlantic Ocean (east of Florida) to Africa (Gabon (landfall), R. Congo, DR Congo, Uganda), with maximum of 1 minute and 39 seconds visible from the Atlantic Ocean south of Ivory Coast and Ghana. Already in the Congo,  there is a sudden hope for peace. since Congolese rebels surrendered on Tuesday to end a bloody 20-month uprising offering tentative hopes of peace in one of the world's deadliest conflicts. This family of eclipses is known for "sudden, unexpected releases of energies from the collective unconscious  which can provide insight in order to solve ongoing problems that have festered for years."

The path of this weird hybrid eclipse is shown below in this animation:

Secrets to be Exposed Looking at the A New Moon over DC: We see Scorpio rising @ 25 degrees with this Sabian Symbol: "An X-Ray photograph helps with the diagnosis." Relating to penetrating insight, revelations and the ability to see thru layers of physical reality. Also this relates to the larger picture that spying of all kinds has become beyond intrusive. On the personal level be cautious about invading others personal space.
Chart below set for 7:50 AM Eastern Time in District of Columbia:
Scorpio was rising, adding to the stirring of extreme opinions and darker secrets about the shadow government to be exposed per military industrial complexities... Plus with ancient ruler of Scorpio, Mars now in detailed Virgo on the top of the chart at Mid-Heaven @ 11 degrees Virgo 11 minutes
With this Sabian: "A bride with her veil snatched away."
This is the opportune time to break down the walls between people and unveil those sick and dirty secrets. Since the Sun and Moon were conjunct @ 11 degrees 15 minutes Scorpio many of those hidden, covert actions will involve the elite and people in high places. There is always a purging and time of revelation with Scorpio. Per example on November 5th.a long time hinted at but always denied dark secret can come to light with roly poly mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford. And since Pluto is in Capricorn in mutual reception to Saturn now in Scorpio, that which is covert, secluded or obscured will be exposed more dramatically. Not to mention that Venus entered down to earth Capricorn which squares Uranus (the planet of sudden revelations) and those revelations were disclosed in a big way.

Notice the Sabian Symbol for 12 degrees Scorpio:"A brilliant assembly of officials at an official embassy ball." This symbol also describes the bringing together an elite circle of leaders together for political game playing and take overs. Since Sun-Moon are in a sign relating to security, spying and surveillance issues around the NSA and Snowden revelations will be prominent. On a collective and personal level there will be role-playing and diplomatic stand-offs. Of course in this situation rules and protocol are in the forefront. Since this is a time when new agendas and projects are announced and begun large changes in leadership will occur. Secret Societies, the Occult, secret fraternities, that old standby The Iluminati along other assorted masonic minions will be making their move to control more and more. Mercury (lord of the 6th/3rd house and Virgo) is still retrograde in SCORPIO till November 10th. Yes Mercury can be caustic when in this t sign of Enigmas, gangsters, the underworld, taboos, sexuality, transgressions, other people's luxury and possessions. Mars (the ancient ruler of the Scorpion ) now in Virgo, the Virgin which is in mutual reception to Mercury traveling in the shadow slightly pessimistic realms. No matter how much they try to suppress, manipulate everything including the weather more will be out in the open including refuge/garbage like the million tons of Fukushima debris just 1,700 miles off the American coast. Remember that Scorpio can be quiet vindictive and seek retribution like the massive anonymous million mask march on Guy Fawkes day-November 5th.

 Take heart ultimately, Scorpio is about the Phoenix rising from the ashes than the collapse and destruction of a society. In fact when I spoke of the last Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse on October 18th. I said that the
 " Lunar Eclipse and the subsequent Solar Eclipse on Nov. 3, 2013 are part of Saros Series 16 North which began on Feb. 15, 1599 and ends on March 25, 2843. This family of eclipses are known to bring a sense of deeper inspiration that illuminates new, progressive ideas." And I went onto say: 

There will be a sudden and unexpected release of energies from our deeper unconcious and the earth herself thus offering major insight to help solve many of our current problems. These ideas or realizations whether generated from inner spiritual forces or the outer universe (as above so below) should be acted upon."