Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Tetrad Begins with a Blood Moon Rising and a Cardinal Cross


On April 15th at 6 minutes past midnight Pacific Time (3:06 a.m Eastern Time), the Moon will entered the sunset-colored or orange shadow of Earth, producing a total eclipse of the Moon. The moon will be full exactly @ 25 degrees 16 minutes Libra. The Sabian Symbol for 26 degrees Libra: "An eagle and a large white dove turning constantly into each other." With this image there may be some confusion whether to use force or love in some situations.

This event marks the first of four Total Lunar Eclipses and this Full Moon in Libra precedes an annular solar eclipse @ 9 degrees Taurus which will occur on April 29, 2014. Per B.Brady: "These eclipses are part of Saros Series 16 South which started on September 21, 1653 and ends on October 20, 2897. "Under the influence of this family of eclipses, individuals will find themselves dealing with wasted energy, or misdirected motivation, particularly when dealing with groups. `There can be sudden motivation but this is potentially unfullfiling, no real action should be taken. "
Events that occur in the days around an eclipse are always memorable using an orb of + or - 10 days. A total eclipse is the most powerful of all lunarLunar Eclipse can have an effect about 6 weeks before and after the lunar eclipse although events connected to the eclipse to occur as long as 1.5 years after the phenomena. 
In our personal charts, where a Lunar Eclipse falls can have specific effects per example: 
On the Ascendant/Rising it  is said to be indicators of bad health for the native.

On the  Descendant is said to indicate of difficult times ahead for partnerships.

Eclipses affecting the MC are said to be indicators of disastrous effects regarding the
honor, position and credit of the native.

Eclipses on the IC / Imum Coeli (directly opposite the Midheaven) -  affecting the IC are said to be indicators of upheaval within the family, extended family and home locaion.

 Below is the Full Moon chart set for the West Coast of the USA, San Francisco
Wherever we create a chart for the Full Moon whether on the West or East Coast, the potent Grand Cardinal Cross will dominate with whatever position the  planets (Mars-Uranus-Jupiter or Pluto  are posited).
In this chart, Sagittarius is rising @ 27 degrees 7 minutes which is near the degree for the Galactic Center. Mars now at it's closest point to the Earth is at the top of the chart right at the MC @ 17 degrees Libra. A prominent Mars tends to represent fires (like this one in the Mission District on Tuesday afternoon.),  aggression and accidents in multiple forms. Plus since Mars is the ruler of the Aries Stellium opposing the Libra grouping which also includes Vesta, Ceres and S. Node. Besides signifying violent people, the criminal element in general it also denotes militants and agitators. In this case Mars is connected to sports, athleticism teams like the SF Giants,.  SF Warriors and lots of competitive energy. Plus Mars is applying to oppositions with both Mercury (exact April 16th) and to Uranus (April 23rd) In the next few days we will see the police reports flashing red as conflicts, quarrels and attacks increase along with protests like this one targeting Twitter. ..
Ruler of this chart is Jupiter, the sky god - Zeus and sits in a strong angle intercepted in the 7th. house opposing Pluto. Jupiter now in Cancer aligns with families, issues about food  and opposing Pluto relates to rising food prices. Pluto stationed this afternoon (@4:44 PM) and is now retrograde. Pluto, the lord of destruction is intercepted and in the first house natural house of Aries and Mars. The first house represents interior affairs, urban population shifts, domestic affairs, general conditions and the psychology of the masses . Pluto signifies the power of the masses, compulsive collective, pressures, regeneration, fanaticism and obsession. In an Eclipse chart stressful aspects to Pluto produce volcanoes, earthquakes, oil spills, fires, war, mudslides, avalanches, erosion and anything which involves widespread death and destruction

From my website on April 14th. 
There has been  is massive hype and prophetic promotion leading up to tomorrow's"Blood Moon" eclipse coming after midnight AM on the West Coast of the US and visible in all of North and South America along with the Pacific Ocean region, including Australia and New Zealand. ("The most unique thing about the 2014-2015 tetrad is that all of them are visible for all or parts of the USA," says longtime NASA eclipse expert Fred Espenak). The end of times cadre, Pastor John Hageelike televangelist Pastor John Hagee can't say enough about the four total eclipses (Tetrad) aka "Blood Red Moons" appearing in the skies on the early AM of April 15th. Regarding all the buzz of a blood drenched moon - Per The color of Earth's shadow, and thus the color of the eclipsed Moon, depends substantially on the amount of volcanic ash and other aerosols floating in the stratosphere. According to atmospheric sciences professor Richard Keen of the University of Colorado, the stratosphere is clear. This means the eclipse was not always "blood red," and at times bright orange. Since Neptune-Venus-Chiron in Pisces, a sign relating to prognostication and faith trine Jupiter now in mediumistic Cancer expect to hear more about how these significant eclipses are tied to Israel, prophecy and feast days. Speaking of weird signs in the sky, this image of a Big Black Ring above Leamington Spa, UK on Friday evening has weather pundits baffled. Yes since tomorrow's eclipse has the entire Moon shadowed, the face of the Moon will be turning a sunset-red for up to an hour or more as the event slowly unfolds. As I said on daily forecast for Monday - April 14th. One thing is for sure today, Monday - April 14th, most happenings will NOT unravel slowly. Before you go back to what is one of the busiest days of April, rivaling even Easter Sunday, April 20th. listen to SO News for April 14, 2014 which adds a much more scientific and original analysis. Back to astrology and Monday's confluence of ricochet and boomerang-like aspects triggered by the moon and mars in cardinal, balancing, indecisive, socially-adept and justice-proned Libra. Since there are there are (9) separate lunar and planetary aspects including Pluto, Lord of Transformation and Destruction stationing(exact @ 4:44 PM) and heading retrograde, I won't spend time and list them all. Note that Mars the warrior and ruler of both Aries and Scorpio conjuncts was conjunct the Moon to trigger  added ferocity to the already challenging oppositions to Mercury-Uranus and the Sun in combative and explosive Aries which reflects two deadly blasts that tore through a bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. Yesterday's news demonstrates how fast moving planets like Mercury when in direct, spontaneous and combative Aries TSQ Pluto and Jupiter in Capricorn/Cancer the solstice signs which all relates to getting the word out about how man-made efforts like hydraulic fracturing create earthquakes - case closed! Yes Mercury in Aries is in a 90 degree angle to Jupiter in Cancer (@ 11:32 AM) when communications involving emergencies on an international scale arise along with continued exposure of moral/ethical failings. Since Mercury also conjuncts Uranus in a sports oriented sign and relates to eccentric behavior like Niners linebacker Aldon Smith getting arrested Sunday at LAX for a bomb threat. Regarding the shocking and strange dramatic twists reflecting current planetary aspects. Keep in mind that Aries represents the push for independence and we add Juno (partnerships) and Sun (leadership) into the mix, Don't even try to keep up with the unique and controversial circumstances that will arise when Mercury (mind/thinking) met Uranus(unexpected and sudden) meet in the sign of trail blazing, Aries.One of the major aspects on Monday  involved Pluto, the Lord of Transformation stationing @ 13 degrees 34 minutes Capricorn (exact @ 4:44 PM) to move retrograde till September 23, 2014. The Sabian Symbol for 14 degrees Capricorn: "An ancient bas-relief carved in granite remains a witness to a long-forgotten culture." This symbol graphically represents longevity and a type of stability in the foundation of our society and culture. Of course with the next Uranus-Pluto waxing square on the horizon (April 21st), it is not a good idea to be stuck in the past or remain inflexible. Whenever Pluto moves into retrograde motion, the process of destroying and rebuilding via turbulent situations and outside forces could intervene on a large scale. On a more inter-personal level you may see people go to extremes and are prepared to cut away anything useless in those areas of life represented by the house where Pluto is transiting...

Updates for April 15th. from my daily forecast After yesterday's non-stop action culminating in a spectacular Total Eclipse which started right after midnight on the West Coast, you are either wiped out or totally invigorated. Afterall this was a long eclipse, with lots of hype and anticipation since Moon spent more than three hours gliding through the shadow of Earth. Yes in some places this beautiful Libra Moon did turn "red" during the transit because the core of our planet's shadow was a reddish color. This eclipse will be followed by another on Oct. 8, 2014, and another on April 4, 2015, and another on Sept. 28 2015, so you have lots of time to observe and photograph. All prophecies and predictions aside this first three more Total Eclipses in a row was quite spectacular as more pictures like this one from Melbourne, Australia are being shown online at galleries like this one.
 Breaking it all down astrologically since Full Moons are always turning points and critical junctures and this was no exception. Luna was Full @ 25 degrees 16 minutes Libra exact at 12:42 AM PDT or 3:42 AM EDT The Sabian Symbol for 26 degrees Libra seemingly offers mixed messages regarding potential wars and the peace process: "An eagle and a large white dove turning constantly into each other." This sympolic image tells of possible confusion as to whether to use force or love in many situations.
At times tough love is needed. Echoes of this symbol are dramatically playing out in the Ukraine where a Ukrainian military op commander threatened: Those who don’t lay arms, will be destroyed This Full Moon in the sign of peace and cooperation tells us that our mind, will and spirit need to be integratred by feelings of the heart in order to temper many dangerous and challenging situations in the world. Moving forward today, we get a brief respite from some of the confusion as the moon entered more passionate yet determined Scorpio @ 9:20 AM. Into the evening, this creative and sexual Scorpio Moon Trines Neptune in Pisces @ 9:39 PM adding to fantasies but also encouraging displays of needed serenity, sensitivity and compassion. Definitely time to kick back and ponder on your personal future... Let's step away for a few minutes from the ongoing confrontations which the current Mercury-Uranus transits in aggressive yet progressive Aries opposing Mars, now retrograde in Libra which reflects frustrations and is usually motivated by strategic action not war. Only by getting an overview of the current potential for massive upheaval, militaristic impulse for takeovers via Mercury/Uranus/Mars TSQ to Pluto which stationed yesterday @ 14 degrees Capricorn, can we possibly understand the perilous nature of the current geo-political situation. In other words there are a lot of powerful and life-changing aspects in to the offing as we head toward Easter on April 20th: (1)Jupiter in Cancer is Square Uranus in Aries which is more about controversy which can continue to spark political unrest and economic tumult. Yet it along with the Mercury-Uranus conjunction in Aries is promulgating an explosion of new discoveries, ideas, inventions, and innovations and in the realm of discovery we are seeing things that are totally unprecedented: first in the realms of space with this shocking find that Saturn May Have Given Birth to a Baby Moon. On the more terrestrial level we have a rare and mysterious find involving a 500-million-year-old embryo fossil.
  (2) Once again we have Jupiter in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn (April 20th) (which already has resulted in Two dead as a ferry sinks off the South Korean Coast
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, We also have seen the effects of this transit when it comes to food prices and other inflationary extremes. Corporations/cartels are immersed in profits which border the obscene. When Pluto is involved there can be devastating losses and yes more unnstable financial conditions. One of the areas that will be directly affected from this transit is the availability of food due to weather modification, geo-engineering and GMO per this dark but realistic article (3) Last but definitely not least the mega transit which really has defined this period of time from 2012 to 2015 and was present back in 1931 to 1933 but not with this ferocity: Uranus in Aries is Square Pluto in Capricorn (for the fifth exact waxing square) (exact on April 21st) This is the core transit for massive change which also will continue to trigger geological and technical/man-made disasters. (Hopefully most of the quakes or volcanoes will occur in unpopulated areas like the tremor last night a magnitude 6.9 in the Bouvet Island region. Since Uranus relates to sudden events and in Aries flashpoints and abrupt even unforseen conflicts and Pluto to sweeping, transformative change society and the fabric of culture will shift. "The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." Alan Watts

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Aries New Moon Sets it Off - Fury and Wonder Moving Toward a Blood Moon


Usually I describe (per this blog) the forces inherent in the New Moon or Full Moon the night or day before but with the March 30th. volatile lunation and upcoming  April 15th. Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse on April 15th. so much has happened that it is difficult to keep up. In other words depending on where you are located it was non-stop chaos on the day of this unique event  at least till the moon entered Taurus @ 10:20 PM PDT. The Sun-Moon-Uranus and even the partnership asteroid, Juno also transiting in the independent sign of the Ram acted as a stick of dynamite setting off the ongoing Cardinal Cross. Literally all four elements, Fire-Earth-Air and Water were in motion with dramatic upheaval also aligned with the Year of Horse. Per example the chart below set for the SF. Bay Area where Cancer is rising with Jupiter (relating to the big push for Obamacare enrollment Heading to 7 Million at the Deadline Ruler of this Cancer rising chart (located below) is the Moon near the Sun and Uranus at the top of the wheel and intercepted with Pisces, mutable water at Mid-Heaven reflecting lots of water/rain and stormy weather including lightening with Jupiter as the ancient ruler.

As  I indicated everything was  awakened amid  electric sparks are on the rise along with earthquakes. As SO News said today, nobody can tell you when the big one is coming. On my website and daily forecast for Sunday March 30, 2014: "Here we are at the New Moon in Aries and everything is accelerating, awakening, edgy and getting interesting... Speaking of awakening, it appears that it is not just the area near La Habra that is activated as a shallow 4.8 temblor set off a swarm of quakes East of West Yellowstone, Montana. Saturday our local star (astrologically exalted in Aries and nearing a meeting with Uranus) erupted with an intense X1-class solar flare from the magnetic canopy of sunspot AR2017 producing a rare magnetic crochet. This magnetic crochet created "a ripple in Earth's magnetic field caused by electrical currents flowing in air 60 km to 100 km above our heads." The solar flare occurred @ 17:52 UT. as Libra was rising and setting in motion the Grand Cardinal Cross even before the moon entered Aries yesterday. I went on to say that:  what may seem like arcane astronomical data for some but relates to an incredible series of stimuli starting today and growing stronger toward the first "blood moon" lunar eclipse on April 15th. then finishing up with a solar eclipse on April 28th/29th. when the Mars-Uranus explosive opposition is closely crossed by Jupiter-Pluto in a 180 degree angle - Chaos or Revelations foreshadowing? The next solar eclipse has Sun and Moon @ 9 degrees Taurus "A Christmas tree is decorated and shines in the darkness." A Sabian Symbol which marks not just a celebratory theme but something unmisktable will light up the sky and no matter how we prefer to focus on the externals." Back to the March 30th "Nova Lunation" which opened a gateway/portal to massive potent energies and occurred @ 10 degrees Aries: "A teacher gives new symbolic forms to traditional images." This highly enthusiastic yet headstrong, totally impulsive Aries will help us perceive things in a more leading edge or is it bleeding edge?light and to revitalize old ways of thinking. By the first week in April this revolutionary approach will be touted as a way to solve problems and embrace new inspirations. Suffice to say all of these forces of change will be substantial along with the loud, courageous and impetuous being met with counterattacks and antagonism. This is also a time when old and new rivalries can be ultra-fierce and sports fans will react per example last night's riotous behaviour after Arizona’s 63-64 overtime loss to Wisconsin in the West Region final.

 Breaking the March 30th. New Moon down astrologically to the hourly transits:  into the afternoon the Aries New Moon squared Jupiter in domestic Cancer @ 2:08 PM (translating the Sun/Uranus-Jupiter squares). Even though Moon-Jupiter aspects define a generally a pleasant time when news events will be over-rated. Not just with the New Moon but into April we need to evaluate everything with a critical eye and watch out for excess of all kinds including overeating. Mixed with the last transit is an unstable, yet exciting mood which peaks as Aries Moon conjuncts Uranus @ 3:45 PM. With all the Uranian transits anything can happen now and it probably will. Expect people to be more willing to take risks, become daredevils and rush into social experimentation and embrace novelty. Into the evening, we could be even more aroused as the Aries Moon squares Pluto in Capricorn @ 5:46 PM. Since Pluto is the higher octave of Mars (ruler of Aries) those passionate emotions could be off the charts stirring primal instincts like lust, jealousy and territoriality in a few folks but for most of us the desire to create change and get things cleaned-up will be more vigorous. Heading into March 31st. an even greater type of activation is building as the Moon-Mars are opposed adding tension along with the desire to accomplish everything all at once.

By April Fools Day,  the real game changers began... With the Iquique quake striking with a Mega 8.2 magnitude and shallow depth=20.1km (12.5mi) Quake struck @ 23:46:46 UTC or 8:46:46 PM LMT -5:00 All coastal regions of Chile to be evacuated. It didn't take long for strong after shocks be recorded recorded with preliminary magnitudes of 6.2 and then just two days later another dangerous tremor this time a a magnitude 7.7 quake hit 49km SW of Iquique, Chile Let's drill down with an Update from SO Observers on April 1, 2014 who wfere also monitoring a coronal hole situation:
Did this have a Spaceweather effect with the rare coronal hole. My astrological assessment of the 8.2 quake via a the chart below set for time of quake - 8:46:46 PM LMT at epicenter demonstrates highly potent volatile aspects:

Scorpio was rising @ 22 degrees near Saturn and Saturn was TSQ Pallas at the top of the chart in Leo and Venus in Aquarius at the bottom Fixed signs at all the angles with the ascendant opposing hygeia and the Moon in Taurus Mars the ancient ruler of this chart in Libra and in a stellium with Vesta-Ceres-N. Node in a dangerous opposition to S.Node/Juno/Sun and Uranus all in catalyzing Aries (Note that the red planet Mars is moving toward an opposition to the Sun (exact April 8th), when Mars, Earth, and the sun are arranged in a nearly-straight line. Oppositions of Mars happen every 26 months. Of a similar encounter in the 19th century, astronomer Percival Lowell wrote that "[Mars] blazes forth against the dark background of space with a splendor that outshines Sirius and rivals the giant Jupiter himself." On April 14th, Earth and Mars are at their minimum distance: 92 million km, the closest approach to earth. Modern Ruler of the chart Pluto (lord of destruction) continues to move toward the 5th. Waxing Square with Uranus Pluto also of course was in a tumultuous opposition with Jupiter, better known for material excess and economic instability also relates to quakes and intensified volcanic activity.

 SO News said on March 31st , nobody can tell you when the big one is coming. We do know that the mighty Yellowstone Caldera is not going to blow his stack for a at least a few years. Of course this won't stop the doomtards from stirring the magma. As astrologers we can tell you that people will be more reactive and super competitive like North and South Korea exchanging gunfire. In fact with the Moon-Mars opposition on this highly impulsive Aries-Libra axis we saw that "North Korea had fired off 500 rounds into southern territory and the South responded with 300 rounds." In this and other cases the moon/sun Aries energies were translating the powerful forces of the ongoing Grand Cardinal Cross. When we look at a chart for the April 14-15 eclipse will begin at 21:20 GMT with the moon full at @ 12:42 AM PDT we see that Sagittarius is rising and Mars currently retrograde sits at the Mid-Heaven opposing Mercury-Uranus near the IC (ground zero) where the dominant Juno-theSun and the S. Node all are on fire in Aries.

According to Sky and Telescope magazine, the three eclipses in the "tetrad" will be in October, April 2015 and September 2015. So according to Biblical Prophecy and numerous soothsayers we are moving into a time of tribulation: John Hagee, pastor and author of ‘Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change,’ cites Joel 2:31 as evidence, which says: "The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come." My attitude is more what and see if these changes are a portent of something more edifying before we all into the trap of self-fulfilling prophecy. In my next report, I will discuss this Lunar Eclipse and the upcoming Solar Solar Eclipse on April 28th/29th.