Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Full Flower Moon rieses near Saturn Adds Inspiration to the Darkness


All times are in Pacific Time Zone
Today's Full Moon in Scorpio occurs @ 12:16 PM PDT or 3:16 PM EDT or . Just as spring is a time when wildflowers rise up from the earth, this lunation is known by Native American tribes as The Full Flower Moon or Full Corn Planting Moon which reflects a time of abundance and blossoming. During this fullness the moon will be @ 23 degrees 55 minutes of Scorpio. The Sabian Symbol for 24 degrees Scorpio: "Crowds coming down the mountain to listen to one inspired person." hints at time when a powerful message will resonate with large numbers of people similar to Jesus Sermon on the Mount. Perhaps a better image for today's potent and mysterious Full Moon is that of flowers rising from the ashes of a once great flames which resulted in utter devastation as described in this story about blooms known as a "fire follower,". This is a flower that grows only after an extra-hot wildfire has devastated a landscape. In San Diego we are seeing another massive wildfire gain strength which has destroyed over 20 homes and prompted the evacuation of 20,000 + people. Never before have we all needed the power of regeneration along with "phoenix-like" forces to awaken on our planet. I would like to say that everything is just fine and the Grand Cardinal Cross is over but since Mars, the ancient ruler of Scorpio in reception to Saturn by sign will soon station to move direct (May 19th.) we are just getting started. But today it is about fixed signs where the Moon occults Saturn ( @ 5:02 AM ) known to be a position of denial as emotional Moon is between us and Saturn at the same elevation in the sky. Saturn the planet representing accountability and taking personal responsibility is hidden. One thing is for sure the collective need for security is strong and with the sign most related to investigatiosn, secrets and surveillance, Scorpio highlighted even real reasons for the Flight MH 370 are revealed as a UN agency is calling for global tracking system. Saturn also corresponds astrologically to mining underground and the recent Turkish coal mine explosion and fire has resulted in238 perishing, 80 more injured and protests against the Erdogan-led government. Also this expose with the scent of Saturn-Pluto in reception: Bankers killing bankers for the insurance money and another look at 9/11 What did you expect with a Full Moon in Scorpio near Saturn?
Since Saturn in Scorpio, the sign of death, insurance and secrets is in reception to Pluto in Capricorn, the sign of business, bones mining and masons. Add in that the Sun in Taurus, the sign of banking, investments and real estate and ruled by Venus now in fast moving Aries and applying toward a square to Pluto (death, decadence, depravity) (exact today @ 10:47 AM)

Speaking of fixed signs like LEO, the conquering lion and protective house cat per this video of Tara saving a little boy from a vicious dog attack Pallas continues direct in Leo @ 29 degrees. Twenty-nine degrees is the most karmic degree for any sign - a place where we will see extremes of beauty and majesty to climate changes. Some of the weather changes involve where record heat and fires like the one in San Diego, to severe thunderstorms/tornadoes leading to more flooding back East. In case we forgot the earth element, represented by the Juno and the Sun in Taurus and Pluto continuing retrograde in active, earth element Capricorn, we shouldn't forget the magnitude 6.5 quake which struck on May 13th. which was centered 81 miles off the pacific coast and for that matter a 6.5 shaker in the Southern Pacific Rise the day before. While the fickle media reflected by the passage of Mercury in Gemini keeps us all distracted by the news of celebrity brothers and sisters like Solange Knowles freedoms are eroded and nepotism continues to the point of farcical appointments like that of Joe Biden's son to Board Of Largest Ukraine Gas Producer. Never before do we all need personal, self-engendered inspiration and independent thinking and yes as the moon shifts into Sagittarius this evening @ 10:44 PM we have a window for awakening to insights and illumination these next two weeks heading toward the next new moon this time in Gemini on May 28th.

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.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

A Harvest Moon in March Illuminates the Sky Surrounded by Mystery


We are just one day from Sunday's Full Moon in Virgo and with Mercury ruler of this moon now Void of Course, we should expect severe weather changes to have significant impact on certain areas of the world. Since the moon is in a mutable, earth sign expect more news about the Haboob storms kicking up in the Southwestern USA. For a quick update on significant storms, listen to the latest from SO News.  Note too that Mercury is moving closer to Neptune adding to all kinds of mysterious circumstances. Or shall we say nefarious activities like the strong potential that MH370 was hijacked  and  last seen flying towards Pakistan OR Indian Ocean.  Currently  investigators search pilots' luxury homes
and reveal one had a home-made flight simulator

Back to the Full Moon which is exact March 16th. @ 10:08 PDT or 1:08 PM EDT.  Native Americans in the northern and eastern United States called this the  Full Sprouting Grass Moon connecting to the fertility of the contact with Jupiter in Cancer. The natives  designated this as the  Full Pink Moon associated with pink moss or wild ground phlox, one of the earliest widespread flowers of springtime. This lunation was called the  Egg Moon when they were nurtured to be hatched.  Among coastal tribes, this was known as  Full Fish Moon( relating directly to Sun in Pisces),  because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.

The Moon will be  full @ 26 degrees 01 minute Virgo with the Sabian Symbol for 27 degrees Virgo:"Aristocratic elderly ladies drinking tea in a wealthy home." which of course has different meanings including special privileges for the few. The Sun is @ 26 degrees 01 Pisces and the Sabian Symbol for 27 degrees Pisces: "The harvest moon illuminates the sky." This image reflects a time of celebrating and making the most of your achievements, reaping what you have sown and a time when things have reached fruition. This is also a time when some will neglect the tasks involved in harvesting because we may even misperceive  that the current abundance will continue. . Since Jupiter is rising in Cancer, lunatic behavior could increase significantly during this time.

 Taking a closer look at this  Full Moon over Washington, DC which has Jupiter (rules banking) rising in Cancer and opposing Pluto at the descendant which hints at open/foreign enemies increasing debt, elitist takeovers,along with recklessness and irrational optimism which could cause panic? Or is it the final exposure from the shadows of the banking families who rule the world?, wait a minute that has already happened for anyone paying attention...Yes both Pluto-Jupiter are TSQ Uranus, sitting at the top of the chart (intercepted) in explosive and militant Aries near Juno emphasizing confrontations/independence in partnerships. Of course Uranus in this position can indicate rebellion and revolution and with Venus (Aquarius) in the 8th. sextile Uranus besides protests, an incident revolving around currency is omnipresent. Uranus, at an angular position adds emphasis to the fact that this planet rules inventions, technology, electricity, high frequency communications, aeronautics and the Air Force...Obviously with the power of this TSQ and contact with Jupiter, new technologies will be in abundance to the point of excess. Not to mention that financial relations with other nations or groups, multinational or transnational corporations are ruled by the 8th House. Chart Below Shows this Full Moon over Washington, DC Notice that with Cancer rising, this chart's ruler the moon is posited near the IC which has multiple meanings and first or foremost signifies the people versus the government, and signifies the party not in power along with women in the public eye. This also represents the foundation or base of the society and its traditions along with the folk-soul of the nation. This domicle reflects nationalism and patriotism and also rules underground water supplies, and indicates the weather conditions In this chart the moon governs food and water supplies, or their lack since this is an important indicator of the natural resources of the nation currently.

In the chart above, a mystic rectangle is still strong with the S.Node in Taurus (overly comfortable) in a sextile to Mercury void in the last degrees of Aquarius relating to more than just weather with unexpected communications. Both of these oppose Pallas in Leo and Mars/Vesta in Libra. There is a Yod - finger of God formed with Pallas-Mars sextile and pointing at the Sun by Quincunx. This Yod puts a focus on details (Virgo) and the harvest process. While more details about the possible hijacking of the Malaysian Flight MH370 are coming out, we now have media elitists like Pisces Rupert Murdoch (born March 11, 1931) tweeting obsessively about 777's disappearance. My guess is that the vanishing of Malaysian Flight MH370 is a huge distraction for some major events which will transpire between tomorrow's Full Moon and the March 20th. Vernal Equinox.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Oceanic Feelings and Images Expand with the Pisces New Moon


Are you ready for the Pisces New Moon replete with an expansive trine to Jupiter in Cancer? As the rain pounds with an impassioned ferocity as the winds continue to gust with power punctuated by lightening, I know I am not ready. So much is happening so fast,  not just with the weather, geo-political shake-ups, social/cultural turmoil or just plain disasters, that merging with the ocean doesn't sound like a bad idea. In Latin mare which means sea aligning with this side image of Neptune/Poseidon.  The  the Romans spoke of the  Mare Liberum, the open sea or  Mare Clausum, the closed Sea: and Mare Nostrum, our sea... The word Mere meant lake or pool and Hendrix captured the tides and grandeur of the the mother ocean in this song/video below from 1983: 

 Before we look at the rapid galloping planetary shifts that are happening into March 2014 and the drama reflected in this year of the wooden horse, we should examine the myths relating to Neptune/Poseidon ruler of this fantastical New Moon. First of all Poseidon was the Greek deity ruling earthquakes, the seas and oceans, horses, and storms. Both equine and earthquakes symbolism is intertwined in his folklore. Legends tell of Poseidon being saved by his mother Rhea, who concealed him among a flock of lambs and pretended to have given birth to a colt, which was devoured by Kronos. One of his cult titles, Enosichthon, means "earth shaker", referring to his role in causing earthquakes or seismic shifts. He was called the "tamer of horses", since he supposedly created the first horse from the crests of the wave per the image at the top of the page. On the West Coast of the USA the Sun/Moon are full in oceanic, rainy Pisces on February 28th @ 11:59:30 PM Pacific Time/ The chart below set for San Francisco and the Bay Area has Saturn rising @ 24 degrees Scorpio relating to both self control, mistrust and self-assurance. The Sabian symbol for both the ringed-planet/karmic taskmaster and the ascendant: "Crowds coming down the mountain to listen to one inspired person." This speaks to persuasive speech, gurus, even idolatry and Jesus Christ parables on Mount Olive.

 Back to the chart below, Mars the ancient ruler is conjunct Vesta, now in the last degrees of Libra and posited with the N. Node in the 11th. house of groups. Vesta in Libra relates to an intense competitiveness which should be tempered by the needs of others along with balanced give and take.
 In the case of judicial reversals yesterday's supreme court decions may still provoke social and political unrest and violate the fourth amendment reflected ongoing Jupiter-Uranus square. This cardinal square is just building up steam since Jupiter, the planet relating to ethics will station direct on March 6th. so as to perfect again with added shocks on April 20th. Today's veto of a narrow-minded yet emotionally charged anti-gay bill by Governor Jan Brewer illustrated how rapidly these shifts will come. The reason for this discriminatory law was prompted by religious reasons. From the CNN article, " the fight to pass such laws bantered as religious freedom issues is still on in quite a few other states." Today in a speech announcing her veto, Brewer bragged about her record protecting religious freedom in Arizona and said Senate Bill 1062 "does not address specific or pressing concerns related to religious liberty in Arizona." With the coming Pisces New Moon expect even more religious delusions and fanaticism associated with Neptune and the 12th house.
Religious/Spiritual Dissolution This new moon will expand the positive and destructive qualities of Pisces since the Sun and Moon are trine Jupiter in Cancer. First of all the Moon will meet the Sun @ 10 degrees 39 minutes Pisces with this Sabian Symbol for 11 degrees Pisces: "People traveling a narrow path seeking illumination." Suffice to say this lunation has something for everyone on the spiritual or religious path whether a Chrisitan since the movie the Son of God is to be released this Friday, the 28th or a Hindu when Mahashivaratri marks the night when Lord Shiva performed the 'Tandava'
The Tandava is described as a vigorous dance and the source of the cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution. More than ever we will see how the dissolving of boundaries, the primary quality of Neptune, ruler of Pisces will be working overtime as images, dreams of that beautiful tropical paradise unaccesible yet surrounded by idyllic,royal blue water, or nightmarish predictions ala Mother Shipton and lots of musical magic will all blend together. On this narrow path to illumination per the Sabian Symbol, religious intolerance is vetoed, corruption from those who are sworn to protect and serve is exposed, marine life is highly vulnerable to man-made destruction and the poetic verse will become the coin of the realm as Bitcoin is dazed and confused.

Another of those accelerated planetary shifts happening involves Mercury, the messenger/communicator. Mercury in a sign related to progressive and revolutionary thinking, Aquarius stations to finally move direct a few hours before the Pisces New Moon begins. Consider that Mercury will again square bad ass Saturn in Scorpio one more time on March 10th/ which is already creating animosity, narrow-minded thinking, embittered feelings and pessimism. Then on March 1st. Mars, the warrior and representing all dynamic force stations to move retrograde at 28 degrees Libra. Twenty four hours later, the other malefic in traditional astrology, Saturn Armed men seize government HQ, raise Russian flag in Ukraine's Crimea In fact on February 27th. with the Aquarian moon-mercury square Saturn in forceful Scorpio, the situation really began to deteriorate ala Mars-Saturn to station and move retrograd. Unknown gunmen take over Crimea capital airport – reports According to eyewitnesses at least three KamAZ trucks without license plates drove to the airport with about 50 armed men. They are reportedly equipped similar to the group of local ethnic Russian ‘self-defense squads’ that had taken control of and raised Russian flags over the buildings of the Crimean parliament and government in the region’s capital.

 In southwestern England and London the Pisces New Moon occurs on March 1, 2014 @ 7:59:30 AM Universal Time If you are in the UK, it could mean more excessive flooding:
Europe Storms 2014: More Storms Coming for United Kingdom as Severe Flood Warnings Reissued Looking below at a chart set for March 1st. @ 7:59:30 AM we see Aries rising @ 21 degrees with this seemingly pugilistic Sabian Symbol: "A boxer entering the ring." The question we have to ask ourselves is: Are we on the offense or defense as Mars ruler of this chart is stationing? Even though we may possess tremendous powers of physical or psychological assertion and determination, there are rules to follow in the ring and the arena of life. Ruler of the chart below, the Warrior Mars stationing to move retrograde sits in the 7th house near Vesta (focus) in socially oriented Libra and where secretive, surveillance prone N. Node, Ceres and Saturn sit in Scorpio. The biggest story in the UK Guardian involves guess what more revelations of spying. This time it is Optic Nerve: millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted by the GCHQ Astrologically, the optic nerve amd the eyes relate to Aries while webcam images to Pisces. How should the citizens react to this travesty of personal information? The boxer is trained to control his blows...
Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Full Snow Moon Astounds and Explodes Upwards with the Enigma of Love


In my blog entry yesterday, I mentioned how this magnificent Full Snow Moon will host a bold, fearless aspect involving the Sun in unpredictable fixed air sign Aquarius in a trine to Mars in cardinal air and balancing Libra. Add a dramatic Leo Moon sextile the warrior Mars in charming, stylish Libra and we have incredible performances at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Of course thee is a lot more that this Valentine's Full  Many of those athletic efforts were literally airborne flying above the crowd.

In fact today, in the Olympic debut of slopestyle skiing, Joss Christensen soared to gold medal , posting a score of 95.80 on Thursday to beat teammates Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper. 

There will be lots happening on the 14th. even before the Sun rises in the east. When the Full moon begins @ 3:53 PM, the Leo Moon will at @ 27 degrees with this hopeful and mystical Sabian Symbol: "Daybreak - the luminescence of dawn in the Eastern Sky." Just as the last new moon in Aquarius set the stage for entering new worlds so to speak and  leaving the past behind, this Full Moon will offer new opportunities, new more just perspectives (like removing marijuana from  schedule one status)  and realizations along with scenes of awe and amazement. Updating from the 14th. with this uproarious Leo Moon @ 27 degrees bringing a new dawn so to speak when antiquated beliefs and laws would change. Look toward Italy, where   the 'absurd' drug law equating marijuana and hard drugs is overturned
Plus unlike the USA,the influence of the Astraea, the asteroid of Justice  means that around 10,000 people will be released from the Italy's overburdened jails. Just a quick aside, since Astraea is so close to both the Sun and Mercury in Aquarius during this Full Moon, "According to legend, Astraea will one day come back to Earth, bringing with her the return of the utopian Golden Age of which she was the ambassador". 
One thing is for sure with this bright Full Moon in fiery Leo, events will "go big" like the powerful volcanic  eruption of Mount Kelud in Indonesia which has over 100,000 people evacuated and seven airports closed.
Notice in the photo below that lightening (a symbol of Aquarius) is striking while the volcano emits fire.

Leo represents the love vibration which we celebrate on  the Feast of Saint Valentine with expressions of romantic love. It is said that Valentine's day was created as an attempt to supersede the pagan holiday of Lupercalia (mid-February in Rome). Lupercalia  was observed on February 13 through 15 to avert evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility.  One thing for sure is we really need love to burn brighter than ever  during this chaotic, apocalyptic frenzy and for many this enigma will foster enlightenment and release.

Below is a chart set for the Full Moon in San Francisco @ 3:53 PM
Leo is rising @ 5 degrees with this rocky Sabian Symbol: "Rock formations towering over a deep canyon." Being on the edge of a deep chasm and deciding whether to risk it all and jump.  This powerful symbol is not just about taking a leap of faith but relates literally to structural cracks and hazards. With sinkholes making news and the ruler of this chart the Sun still square Saturn in Scorpio
we could see a sudden quake or major explosion or multiple fatalities from a mega  accident in the San Francisco Bay Area. Starting the day, the Leo Moon first squared Saturn (exact @ 9:41 AM PST), an aspect known for delays/disruptions and even accidents and with the moon a TSQ to the Sun/Mercury in erratic Aquarius, like this 100 care pileup on the PA Turnpike Over in the San Francisco Bay Area it wasn't quite as bad on the roadways as as car tires flattened en masse on Highway 24 Considering that Saturn is  intercepted in the 4th house where Mars sits near the IC and opposes Aries @ 22 degrees on the Mid-Heaven - these explosive energies are sure to have an effect.  Ruler of this chart, the Sun posited in Scorpio's natural house, the 8th. involving death, and near asteroid Goddess Astrea and also that reckless, shocking Mercury retrograde..

The Sun and Astrea @ 27 degrees Aquarius with this  fragile Sabian Symbol:
"An ancient pottery bowl filled with fresh violets." This Symbol speaks of the purity of motives even when things seem cracked and resistant, a fresh approach to problems is needed along the tranquility of contentment. This Sabian also reflects a need to return to ancient, proven sources of doing things including more natural flower and herbal remedies.

Don't forget that the Leo moon also opposes Mercury after the moon separates from the opposition. In fact since Mercury, the weather planet has slipped back into the winter sign Aquarius on the 12th. we are on track for another exact square to Saturn on February 18th). We have been seeing how catastrophic storm, "Pax" hasn't disappointed forecasters by crippling the South and dropping massive snow on the Northeast leaving thousands without power along with 4,000 flight cancellations. (Storm PAX, the latin word for peace connects with Mars in Libra which stations retrograde on March 1st) Expect a lot more than just extreme weather, since Mercury, the planet of communications/networks in techno Aquarius in hard aspect to Saturn in the underworld sign of Scorpio and reprecussions are being felt from the recent hack of Silk Road 2.0. The sudden loss of approximately 4,400 bit coins has equaled about $2.6 million. Consider that Pluto is in orb of an opposition with Jupiter when either mega profits or gigantic losses.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Bold and Courageous Record Breaking in the Olympics leads up to a Full Snow Moon


We are less than two days away from a Mega-Full Moon known by native american tribes of the north and east as a Full Snow Moon or a Full Hunger Moon. Since the moon will be in Leo, with the symbol of vitality, king ship, self confidence, the yang principle the Sun in a trine with Mars, representing dynamic force, courage and bravery will be in abundance. In fact we have been seeing this solar alignment with the warrior Mars in graceful, balanced Libra playing out with new Olympic heroes achieving stellar and record performances. Per example today in Sochi it speed skater, Stefan Groothius (born Nov. 23, 1981) winning his fourth gold medal in speed skating. Stefan's tremendous athletic ability and speed on the ice reflects his stellium of Uranus-Juno-Sun in exciting Sagittarius. Plus his natal Mars in precise Virgo is closely trine to Venus in Capricorn was enhanced by today's transiting Venus-Pluto.

So as we approach 2-14-2014 and the Full Snow Moon, expect that first time events, surprises and new records will be achieved as we all go a little airborne. One of those shockers involved Kaitlyn Farrington winning the women's half-pipe competiton. Kaitlyn Farrington (born December 18, 1989) a Sagittarian like Stefan but with a highly focused Uranus-Neptune-Saturn-Mercury conjunction in disciplined Capricorn and an independent and lucky Venus-Vesta-N. Node contact in Aquarius. But it had to be that both Uranus and Mercury are out of bounds by declination making her a spectacular champion.

Now that Mercury has moved back into the sign of record breaking, Aquarius to trine Mars again (exact March 14th.) and is now longer Void of Course in Pisces, the pace accelerates. In alignment with Mercury the weather planet VOC, record winds of 106 mph. added to a furious storm that slammed into flooded Britain. 'Since Mercury is heading toward another square with the Lord of Karma/structure Saturn (exact on February 18th.) we will see even more weather related disruptions.  In hte  North Eastern US. , 585, 000 are without power due to "Catastrophic" Winter Storm Pax. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A New Moon in Aquarius - So Much More Than it Appears


During the dark, balsamic moon phase, a shift arrived as the moon entered Aquarius yesterday evening @ 8:33 PM Pacific. From the point when the signs changed from restrictive Capricorn into more open and progressive Aquarius, folks began to anticipate and intuit that there are some massive changes ahead. As I will discuss below, the Chinese Year of the Horse begins tomorrow January 31st. Today's New Moon occurs @ 1:38 PM Pacific/4:38 PM Eastern in the sign of aviation on many levels, electric waves, migratory birds, space weather, esoteric thought, freedom revolution and a whole lot more occurs at 1:38 PM Pacific/4:38 PM Eastern. By the late afternoon/evening, we may feel like clearing the decks, jettison those old and tired ideas and eliminate the dead wood to make room for a type of Novus ordo seclorum - no I am not talking about the infamous New World Order. For many the effects of the moon actually occulting the Sun may appear to bring on that dreaded totalitarian state. Since Mercury is at the last degrees/minutes and Void of Course in Aquarius (shifting into Pisces on January 31st) close to Neptune in Pisces, movies about conspiracy realities have come out of the closet and to be seen as full fledged documentaries. The Horse has been released from his stall so to speak and too many people are learning the truth about TPTB and their efforts to control via surveillance, propaganda, weather modification and more. And now a word from Chemtrails Watch where more than enough proof has surfaced of Geoengineering Projects - from 2012 
But what are they anyway? Here is an answer that might surprise you, take you into an insidious futuristic version of Star Wars.
We are dealing with Star Wars. It involves the combination of chemtrails for creating an atmosphere that will support electromagnetic waves, ground-based, electromagnetic field oscillators called gyrotrons, and ionospheric heaters. Particulates make directed energy weapons work better. It has to do with “steady state” and particle density for plasma beam propagation.

More technology ala Mercury-Sun in Aquarius sextile the longer term Uranus transit in Aries, ground breaking sign - a pioneer.  Astrologically since even though Mercury (out thinking process/communications)  is moving into Pisces on January 31st and will temporarily be out of orb of a square with Saturn/ Except  on Feb. 6th. the cosmic messenger, Mercury appears to stand still and move backwards.  Then on Feb. 18th. another exact square between Mercury in fixed, eccentric Aquarius and Patient Saturn in Scorpio. The first Square was on January 25th. one day after an initial Mercury-Mars trine - with the Warrior Ares/Mars now in a sign related to decision making, Libra - a card player.

This is also a time of great spiritual opportunity when signs are everywhere. Per example the January 30th. New Moon Chart for the UK. London specifically has Libra rising @ 3 degrees - "A group of young people sit in spiritual communion around a campfire." And in February it will be this feeling of unity, community, local gatherning, from concerts to dancing to flash mobs to Twitter gatherings, smoke ins, love fests,  to  sweat lodges to building cob structures, planting fields, digging swales together and more that will change things.  - you got the picture.  In the chart below, Mars is in the first house near Vesta, an aggressive placement yet toned down in Libra - Make love not war.
At Mid-Heaven is Cancer and Jupiter is placed expanding topics involving parents, families, nurturing, cooking, restaurants, hotels will be prominently facing in the news. Along side obscene profits, extreme
With a powerful opposition to Pluto in Capricorn and Venus in the 4tth. land, water, resources, family cultural traditions

Since the Nodes cross with N. Node in Scorpio on 2nd House 
Financial debt and death of those two JPM bankers represented by the opposing S. Node in Taurus in the 8th.  but the big breaking news 

A VIOLENT and destructive storm is hurtling across the Atlantic and will smash into Britain tomorrow.

Yes this is hidden on the IC. @ 5 Capricorn which squares the Ascendant in Libra with Pluto -Venus 
also adding to weather conditions in the 4th. Only hidden for those that have no eyes to see. 
Note that Mercury, the trickster is located in the 5th. house relating to entertainment, concerts, gambling, speculation, the arts, children and theater. 

 Today's excitement continued to be generated with this combination of Moon-Uranus. As always with Uraanian alignments and this one will be unique adding to more novel conditions. For weather watchers it has been unique to say the least since rain finally came to the SF. Bay Area while the entire Western United States is feeling the power of Winter Storm Maximus which is Bringing Snow, Ice to Over a Dozen States, Including Drought-Plagued California Since Mercury (day to day weather planet is at the last degree and minutes of Aquarius and Void of Course, nervous energies will be building along with unusual conditions in worldwide weather. Since Mercury will not quite reach a conjunction with Neptune in Pisces till March 22nd.due to retrograde motion on Feb. 6th. , fantasies, creative imagination, dreams and fears will all be blending. In fact Mercury re-enters Aquarius on February 12th. right before the Sun trines Mars in Libra so the call for individual courage, equality and pulling ourselves out of the darkness will be intense.

When the Sun-Moon-Mercury are in Aquarius and square Saturn (the ancient ruler) and with Saturn continuing in the sign of shadows, extremes, desires and obsessions. We have seen a number of comments about the now infamous Katy Pery Grammy's Performance. In fact Katy born a Scorpio on Oct. 26, 1984 with Pluto/Sun/Mercury/Saturn all in the sign of the occult Scorpion also has Moon-Venus-Uranus-Neptune all in the sign of deliberate sensationalism, Sagittarius. In fact in many ways Katy is a poster child for the generation born with Pluto in Scorpio always ready to push the envelop into the extremes of symbolism, mostly dealing with darkness, death and even Satanic innuendo.

The Black or Blue Horse
The horse pictured alongside  is an image from the 32 foot high statue of a stallion which greets visitors to the notorious Denver Airport. Whether or not it is the Pale Horse from Revelations is debatable but is is both ominous and disturbing... It is obvious that Katy is attempting to connect the Black Horse she rides in her music video with one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. From Revelations: "When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come and see!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!" The third horseman rides a black horse and is generally understood as Famine and with both Pluto-Venus close together in Capricorn opposing Jupiter now in the sign most connected to food, domesticity and families there are eerie, supernatural implications.

2014 Year of the Wooden Horse
 Perhaps and even more significant symbol in her performance is the allusion to the start of the Year of the Green, Wooden Horse in the Chines Calendar. Tomorrow January 31st. is the start of the new cycle as the Year of the Water Serpent ends. Per Raymond Lo: "The Year of the Horse, 2014, in the Hsia calendar, is symbolized by two elements – with wood sitting on top of fire. According to the cycle of birth and destruction, which governs the inter-relationship between the elements, wood produces fire and so they are on the productive cycle and have supportive relationship. Normally such mother and child supporting elements means harmony. However, it seems such theory may not be able to apply in 2014 as the nature of the elements are not that peaceful. Yang wood symbolizes a tree which is stubborn and sticking to principles, hard to compromise, and Horse is very powerful elements of fire energy bringing explosions and gun fire..." From my perspective as a Western astrologer, the ongoing Cardinal Cross triggered by Mars retrograde in Libra starting March 1st. (difficult to reach agreements) till July 2014 and opposing Uranus and in April Venus in fierce Aries, a dangerous time is ahead. By February, I expect that international conflicts and struggles could lead to fierce fighting and battles. Add in Jupiter in protective, water sign Cancer opposing Pluto and crossing Warrior Mars and explosive, technological Uranus and the Year of the Horse won't be dull that's for sure.

 Most likely with Uranus so prominent in this lunation and the rest of the year, technologies, are will continue to be a double edged sword having evolved into entities way beyond our control. For a quick preview of today's New Moon which sextiles ruler Uranus here is a chart set for 1:38 PM Pacific in San Jose, California (techno center of Silicon Valley) Notice Gemini is rising @ 23 degrees - Three fledglings in a next up high in a tree. A Sabian symbol which speaks of a time to get ready for independence, sibling rivalry and working at getting along. Gemini connects to communications It is interesting that the San Jose council proposed to allow residents to voluntarily offer police access to their private video surveillance camera recordings. Mercury ruler of this chart infers prescient and important news sits close to Mid-Heaven At Mid-Heaven a dream-like bizarre, wacky and super musical Neptune in Pisces near Mercury will continue to bring us weird news stories and far out fantasy. Below is the new moon chart set for San Jose, California.

Today's primary astronomical/astrological features include a Super Moon. Astrologically this is a New Moon filled with the promise convergence of energies in unpredictable Aquarius. Not only do we have a time when the Sun and Moon meet but an event marking a single calendar month which harbors two supermoons, something we won't see again until January 2018.. Just to make today even more unique, this New Moon is a Lunar Transit or occultation of the Sun only seen from space. Per On Thursday, Jan. 30th, the Moon will eclipse the sun for almost 2.5 hours. You have to be in space to see it. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory s set to record the "lunar transit," which begins at 1331 UTC or 8:31 EST. Below is a video simulation of this event as seen from space when approximately 90% of the sun will covered

 Alpheratz and Pegasus In conclusion, we see multiple forces and implications on the move with this novel new moon which in the end will reflect the Aquarian need for freedom of thought and movement. It turns out that both Venus and Mars (those two planets representing desire and action) are in paran/alignment with fixed star Alpheratz in charts set for the West Coast of the USA. Alpheratz is a double star found in Andromeda, the Chained Woman's head. Alpheratz is derived from the Arabians' Al Surrat al Faras, aka "the Horse's Navel", is a star formerly associated with Pegasus,the winged horse. Going further with this symbolism connecting the year of the Horse and today's Aquarian Gateway We see that Hevelius, Firmamentum, 1690, depicted the head of Aquarius (Ganymedes) encroaching onto the heads of the two horses; Pegasus and Equuleus.
The mythological significance here relates to the compensation of two horses given to the father of Ganymedes, King Laomedon of Troy, by Zeus for abducting his son. I expect that forces of reform, revolution and liberation will be flying high with Alpheratz and fighting abduction of any kind. . Per Robson with Mars - Alpheratz brings a Sharp energetic mind to business success and with Venus, a more contemplative life, good health, fond of pleasure and society and fortunate for speculation.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Full Moon in Cancer with the the Wolf at the Door


Another Wolf Moon appears overhead tonight almost full and just separating from Jupiter (exact @ 9:06 PM PST) when generosity and cheer adds to abundance. Now the next stop for Luna is a rather restless and edgy square to Mars on the early AM of Wednesday, January. 15th. By now we all now that this Full Moon in January was appropriately known as a Wolf Moon by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. This name reflected the wolf packs who howled hungrily outside Indian villages while the ground was frozen and the air frigid.

Speaking of frozen and the effects of the recent polar vortex, this recent event in Norway speaks of some of the extreme climate which have besieged our planet in early 2014. This rare and recent incident told of the sea freezing so fast that it instantly killed thousands of fish. Norwegian public radio (Google-translated) reports on the instant dead of thousands of fish in a bay in the island of Lovund, Norway. An air temperature of -7.8 C (17.96 F) combined with a strong east wind froze the sea water instantly, trapping and killing the fish you can see in this fishapocalyptic image:

Last year's January Full Moon wasn't till January 26th. even though it was in the royal sign of Leo, it was still a Wolf Moon. This year of 2014, it will be Cancer, the Great Mother for 1-15-2014. Since Jupiter flowed into the sign of home, hearth and family on June 25th. it also seems that nature has been under greater  attack.  Those accumulated strikes have come  with the planet of expansion and ethics, Jupiter thrust into a T-Square with the chaotic Uranus-Pluto waxing square. In what might seem like another of those ground hog day events as the doomsday clock is firmly set at 5 minutes to midnight symbolizing humans' destruction — for the year 2013, scientists announced today (Jan. 14). With Mars T-Square this combination and transiting in Libra a sign related to fairness and legislation, toxic waste (Pluto) is now going unchecked. In fact relating to the Koch brothers and the Freedom industry mess in West VA.,the US House passed a bill raving much needed toxic waste laws. As West Virginians were learning Thursday of a devastating chemical spill in the Elk River that has rendered water undrinkable for 300,000 people, the US House of Representatives was busy gutting federal hazardous-waste cleanup law.

 Despite man's best efforts to screw things up, Mother Nature is not sitting back as we see with the quakes shaking Puerto Rico, after Sunday's 6.4 tremor set things off or on the West Coast today's sudden 4.4 shaker in Fontana, CA. Actually as dramatic as volcanoes, floods, quakes or tsunamis seem, I would be more worried about the food supply and clean water with Jupiter in Cancer opposing Pluto (exact again on January 31st.) Already in Florida, the iconic source or orange juice a new threat emerges and it isn't the frost as a tree cancer threatens the orange trees. About 80 percent of America’s orange juice comes from Florida orange trees. And now roughly half of them have tree cancer. If this keeps up, the $9 billion citrus industry in Florida might have to start making your morning OJ from fruit that’s been genetically modified to withstand bacteria. Yeah you read it right, it sounds like Monsanto, that corporate demon who endeavors to control and profit off Gaia's bounty has designs on orange groves. In case you missed it this recent Supreme Court ruling per Mars T-Square Venus (Capricorn) and Jupiter (Cancer) handed Monsanto a victory over farmers on GMO seed patents..

Finally  a small but bright, deeply feeling Cancer Moon will opposes the Sun in pedantic Capricorn @ 8:52 PM. Pacific Time. In contrast to the perigee Super Moon on January 1st. this apogee moon is as  much as 14% smaller and 30% dimmer than other full Moons of 2014.  Full Moons are always turning points, the culmination of two weeks of massive climactic change since the last new moon on January 1st. Yes this lunation represents critical junctures for all of us especially those born with Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn Sun or Moon being the first of 2014. The moon is full @ 26 degrees Cancer (the Summer sign) framed by this Sabian Symbol: "Guests are reading in a library of a luxurious home." Briefly this image relates to indulgence, superficiality but also to sharing...with obvious references to the elite or people of privilege residing at an extensive, castle-like home where even controversy can follow per Downton Abbey where lives change like the seasons via passage of time (Cronus). With this full moon, women are taking on new leadership rolls (Venus retro. in Capricorn) not just in the world of "opiated" entertainment but in real world of average folks.

On the other side of the solstice axis is winter with the Sun @ 26 degrees Capricorn represented by this Sabian: "A nature spirit dancing in the mist of a waterfall." This symbol tells of carefree nymphs, dryads or faires who effortlessly rising above or perhaps evading problems. The theme of nature is powerful with the Capricorn Sun at this degree which can also relate to embracing a more escapist attitude even fearing the shadows of humanity's failure as a steward of mother nature's domain.

 Below is a chart set for January 15, 2014 @ 11:52 PM. in DC. has Mars rising @ 18 degrees Libra Justice will be done, peace at any price with this fateful Sabian:
"Two people who have to give an accounting of their acts before a tribunal of society." All the facts need to come to the light as terms seem unacceptable to a jury of their peers. Severe judgements could be coming to some important political figures not just scapegoats like Gov. Christie. Venus is the ruler of this chart and retrograde in Capricorn and sits at the IC Imum Coeli (Latin for "bottom of the sky") Most obviously Venus relates to women, fashion, the arts, entertainment, music and other social pleasures but also to what is associated with both peace (soft aspects) and with war - especially when a war is being fought to right wrongs or change a balance of power With Mercury now intercepted in the sign of shocking news, Aquarius and trine Mars and in the 4th. house which relates to nationalism of course but covers a broader scope including agriculture, crops, land, houses, real estate, coal mines the weather expect some sweeping progressive change. Also with libra rising, there will also be negotiations with a foreign power who is hostile per Aries on the cusp of the 7th. house.

The chart above is also highlighted by the Moon and Jupiter at the Mid Heaven (top of the chart) representing the masses, our population from commoners to the influential but especially women in general.  In fact this Cancer moon relating to caretaking is square both Ceres and Vesta now in Libra found in the first house. Ceres representing nurturing/food and Vesta symbolizing a devoted effort are in the house relating to interior affairs, urban population, domestic affairs, general and physical conditions.  To this list I am adding health conditions since the many times over helpful Cancer moon is also in a sesquiquadrate or a  135° aspect to Chiron the wounded healer. Sesquiquadrates reveal stress and the need for adjustment.  Chiron is of course in Pisces near Juno relating to potential disease out breaks and this recent story about FEMA seeking bio-disposal for 1000 tent hospitals brings up lots of questions.
  Perhaps this is just another product of over active imaginations or hysteria but still with all that is happening the first part of 2014 including the Mars retrograde starting March 1st which keeps the forces of swift change spinning around the Uranus-Pluto waxing squares it is best to be vigilant. 

 Most importantly  the moon in this Full Wolf Moon chart is definitely afflicted which brings up issues around food constraints, famine, water pollution and birth control will be on for the next two weeks till we move toward the Aquarian New Moon on January 31st. Remember that this is the last Full Moon for the year of the water snake, when not all the cards are on the table. Then on the 31st of this month a whole new cycle begins with a much more upfront time period framed by the Green Horse or in the case of revelations one of the four horsemen corresponding to the Four Cardinal Signs now in play big time for the first half of 2014 with Mars continuing in Libra till July 2014.