Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Surprising though this may be to some, astrology begat medicine.  It was the Sumerians (2900 - 1800 B.C.) who invented astrology, and demonstrated that astrology produced the most sophisticated astronomical knowledge ever seen to that date.  In the early 1920s, the 660 medical tablets from the Sumerian Library of Asshurbanipal were published by Cambell Thompson.

The practice of modern American medicine is described as allopathic medicine, a system divorced from prevention that looks upon disease as the enemy and the human body as a machine.  Such self-styled 'healers' in their capacity as mechanics prefer invasive treatments, drugs and surgery as their approach in their overview that the whole is the same as its parts.  The result of their unnatural approach:  Doctors in the United States are the third leading cause of death. 

The only way to avoid a looming train wreck from unnecessary surgery, medication errors in hospitals, infections in hospitals, and miscellaneous errors is to assume responsibility for your own health and welfare.  How many surgeries, how many diseases suffered could be prevented if you had knowledge of your physical body, such as what specific nutritional aids would be required in a given year of your life to achieve or maintain excellent health?

One of the adjuncts to achieving and maintaining a healthy body is the knowledge of our horoscope, its planetary patterns and rulerships of those planets, especially when the planets are activated by progressions and transits.  By understanding what nutrients will tend to become lacking in our bodies when a specific natal planet is being given energy via a progression or a transit we hold the key to health and healing.  The chart above as an example:

SUN in Aries inconjunct the higher-octave planet Neptune in Scorpio; SUN square Saturn in Capricorn.  This chart reflects the predisposition to Sinus Trouble.  Birth-charts constants for Sinus Trouble:  An upper-octave planet prominent, Saturn or Jupiter afflicted, and commonly a planet in either Aries or Scorpio.

On March 15, 2001 at 5:23 p.m. EST I received a call from the person under study, who said he had been treating with doctors and suffering for 12 years without resolution.  As revealed by him, his diet lacked nutrients and included nutrient-destroying non-foods.  A Horary chart done for time and place of the call reveals the following:

Virgo Rises, describing caller as upset due to a distressing condition.  Ruler Mercury in 6th house Aquarius places a focus on health and the working environment...he is a cabinet maker.  Saturn and Uranus rule Aquarius, Saturn rules cabinet makers.  Mercury is separating from conjunction to Uranus and a square to 9th house Saturn in Taurus.  There are no easy aspects involving Mercury.  Part of his healing protocol:

MERCURY PHYSICAL DIET:  Calcium, Vitamin B-1, Vitamin D or sunlight.  MERCURY MENTAL DIET:  Analyze all situations before proceeding; concentrate on whatever is at hand.  Visualize yourself surrounded by the color purple, especially when feeling restless or nervous.

MOON, co-ruler querent in 4th house Sagittarius was last over Mars, suggesting an infection.  Moon is besieged between Mars and Pluto in very close conjunction describing this  person as under duress and restraint.  Moon rules mucus, Mars and Pluto are the planets ruling Aries and Scorpio, ergo, Sinus Trouble.  Part of his healing protocol:

PHYSICAL DIET:  Alkalize the blood stream and correct the hypersensitivity with previously mentioned Calcium, Vits. B-1 and D.  As Jupiter is prominent and afflicting Mercury, sulphur is needed in the form of MSM and care needed with sugar and fat.  For the mucus, Sage tea and/or Mullein tea to decrease secretions of sinuses, lungs, throat and mucus membranes; Echinacea tincture to bring the infection under control, and Eucalyptus Essential Oil and Tea Tree Oil for nightly vaporizer use until the condition abated.

The last aspect made by the Moon was a sextile to Mercury, promising a good outcome. Three weeks later I received a call informing me that his condition was vastly improved, that he would continue the protocol, and that he was hopeful for the first time in 12 years.  Horary chart:

Monday, March 28, 2011


The planet Uranus (higher octave of Mercury) is an intellectual planet.  Described as a convertible planet, it exerts either a congenial or uncongenial influence according to the aspects it forms with other planets.  Uranus is electromagnetic, alternately attracting and repelling.  In human anatomy he rules the electromagnetic body, hence, is the source of personal magnetism and in the influence over the mind he rules the group of mental factors signifying the Individualistic Urges, comprising independence, originality, inventiveness, and unconventionality.  He represents disruption, a radical turn of mind and has a strong influence over things of the astral region, hence, is clairvoyant and intuitive...the inspirational ESP planet.  People and countries with a strong Uranus are independent, penetrative, original, scientific, unconventional and are attracted to the occult in nature...that which is hidden, desiring to ascertain the truth of reality from the truth of appearances.

Aries is a Cardinal sign comparable to burning gas, therefore, not to be confined...belonging to the element fire, hence, is energetic...belonging to the first degree of emanation, it is not influenced by precedent or environment.  As a masculine sign, it is assertive and expresses the pioneer spirit.  Thus, planets originating from the sign Aries are keyed to its particular vibratory rate, as the zodiacal signs are the sounding boards that determine the precise resonance and quality of planetary vibrations.

With Uranus in Aries we can look forward to general upheaval in the realm of pioneering action, innovative inventions, and with people and countries that will challenge the status quo, according to house placement and aspects as it transits a person's or nation's horoscope.

On an individual level, people and countries throughout the world with Cardinal sign planetary positions - Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn - will feel the affects and Individualistic Urges of Uranus for the next seven years...both the good and the bad...there will be no indifference.

CANADA has Uranus conjoined Sun in Cancer in the 4th house square Neptune in the 12th, a people in tune with their inner selves with a tendency to see the world through rose-colored glasses and at times, causes them to reach for unrealizable goals.  Sun/Uranus acts as the reconciler of energies between Mars opposing Jupiter, making a nurturing country/people with untapped genius.  The current transit of Uranus is as the last in that it still influences the 12th house and activity behind closed doors, the difference being secret organizations will be more active until Uranus crosses Canada's Ascendant in April 2015.

The People's Republic of CHINA has Uranus in its 5th house square the Sun in the 8th house, bestowing upon them a tendency to shoot themselves in the foot with regard to shared resources, financial organizations and they have done in their purchases of USA treasuries, that now prove to be nearly worthless.  Uranus inconjunct the Moon in Aquarius describes inner conflict between individuality and conformity, people who are learning to break with social conditioning to achieve emotional freedom.  The current transit of China continues its journey through their 2nd house of wealth until it crosses into its 3rd house in 2017.  The financial state of the nation will be caught short when Uranus transits opposite natal Sun in the Spring of 2012.

RUSSIA has Uranus conjoined North Node and Neptune in Capricorn in the 5th house, trine Jupiter in Virgo in the 2nd house, suggesting the accumulation of wealth.  A Uranus/North Node conjunction in Capricorn, sign of tradition, speaks to the seeding of astrology in Russia and its future use in guiding the country to great heights. The Uranus/Neptune combo is a mixed blessing in that strange new influences affect the consciousness of the Russian influence of revolutionary ideals that suggests a need for tippy-toe action, dipping just a toe into the new waters of change rather than plunging in all at once.  In mid-April 2011, the current transit of Uranus will move it into the country's 9th house, sparking a focus on international events involving shipping and aviation along with some surprises of a religious nature.  Philosophies undergoing change.

The Republic of INDIA has Uranus retrograde in the 3rd house in Cancer, square the Ascendant, describing disruptive relationships with neighboring countries.  At the end of March 2012, as Uranus crosses India's Ascendant, the people will be subject to tremendous change as they are forced to transform old patterns of life.

ISRAEL has Uranus in Gemini in the 9th house opposing a retrograde Jupiter in the 3rd house of neighboring countries.  It is an aspect of sudden losses and sudden gains and of tremendous strain in relations with neighbors, due in most part from the tendency of Jupiter to expand the country's boundaries into the territories of their neighbors.  Mars in Leo reconciles the opposition and so the natural flow of planetary energies is towards aggression and war, not necessarily used only upon their neighboring countries, as evidenced by their sudden and brutal attack in international waters on the US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty on June 8, 1967, done with full knowledge that this was an American ship.  The murder of 34 young Americans stands unaddressed to this day.  Currently Uranus in Aries transiting Israel's 6th house will continue their on-going crisis except now the action moves to a more aggressive stance with regard to military movements.  Uranus will form a square to natal Venus in Cancer in the 9th house from June 2011 and thereafter; a grave financial situation develops in July as Uranus makes its station on the 4th degree of Aries...the beginnings of withdrawal of financial largess from other nations.

The USA has natal Uranus in Gemini opposing the Ascendant, bringing about upsetting close encounters with other countries, the first being its fight for independence from the British...then having won freedom, the establishment of a Republic based on occult truth...nowadays being corrupted by those with an agenda.  It is the trine of Uranus to the Midheaven that has brought the genius of its placement in Gemini to the world's notice in scientific fields, electronics, engineering and computers, the aspect blessing the nation's ability to express its  individuality.  The current transit of Uranus will soon cross the 4th house cusp of the natal chart, bringing with it strange weather with regard to tornadoes and hurricanes, and land upheavals (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions), in addition to a change in the living conditions of its people.  Financial disaster lies dead ahead when transiting Uranus forms a square to natal Venus in May 2011, upheaving the currency via foreign's where those holding our treasuries pull the rug out...but not without assistance.  My fellow Americans, this is your government and we are here to help...destroy your currency, ruin your ability to make a living, force you to the ground into a prone position...until you eat dirt.  And so it is that a country and its people that were blessed by God beyond any other nation on the planet will now suffer the painful losses and setbacks that can be laid to their first and crucial mistake: turning their backs on their occult foundations as pictured on the floor of the Library of Congress.  For those who have never visited this edifice, the marble floor of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., is graced in beauty with the twelve signs of the zodiac and speaks to the wisdom of those who founded The United States of America, once upon a time long, long ago known as the Land of the Free. 

     First, the cold friction of expiring sense
Without enchantment, offering no promise
     But bitter tastelessness of shadow fruit
     As body and soul begin to fall asunder.
Second, the conscious impotence of rage
     At human folly, and the laceration
     Of laughter at what ceases to amuse.
And last, the rending pain of re-enactment
     Of all that you have done, and been; the shame
     Of motives late revealed, and the awareness
Of things ill done and done to others' harm
     Which once you took for exercise of virtue.
T.S. Eliot

Sunday, March 27, 2011


This Cycle chart, commencing April 9, 2011, has been computed for Australia and will be in effect until January 2012.  Radical activity will be the norm with respect to ambassadors and diplomats from foreign countries; stock exchanges; children's issues, and public education as Uranus is posited in the 5th house, accompanied by Venus, Mars and Jupiter.

Uranus is conjoined Mars, the combination signifying rash behavior and surprising occurrences with regard to the areas above described.  A retrograde Pluto squares this dynamic duo from the 2nd house of the nation's treasury, creating unsettling situations as the country re-thinks its position on the nation's resources and the hidden wealth in its mines...and that giant sucking sound of such riches being exported to foreign countries.   

This Cycle of Uranus reflects Saturn inconjunct Venus that is in the charts of all nations, hence the currencies of all nations are in a process of decline, some falling more quickly than others.  This is a planetary combination in an aspect of imbalance that may indicate corruption in the courts or poverty among the people.  In Australia this decline will strongly affect public education and pleasurable pursuits of the people (Venus in 5th house).

The people of the world need to brace for April 2012, when transiting Uranus will conjoin Mars in all the Cycle charts of Uranus.  For Australians, the effects will be felt in all 2nd and 5th house matters; they have a year to save their natural resources. 

Saturday, March 26, 2011


I'm an indoor/outdoor kind of kitty, coming and going as I please through my pussycat door into the great outdoors.  Those of us who get to enjoy this treat know of the downside in that insects will sometimes attack and sting us.  A simple remedy is to have your keeper moisten a bag of green tea and use it as a poultice to ease the sting.  Another excellent use of the green tea bag is to stop bleeding from cuts and scratches.  Since we are on the subject of tea bags, try Chamomile tea to help ease a belly ache...say a quarter cup every few much fun for the tea-maker, lol.


As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries rules the head and face, the upper jaw, and the cerebrum, or upper hemisphere of the brain.  The biochemic tissue (cell) salt for Aries is Potassium phosphate (Kali phos.), the salt that creates the grey matter of the brain by uniting with albumen and oxygen, which creates nerve fluid.  If the body is deficient in Kali phos. the brain is unable to function because there is no grey matter with which to function unless this tissue salt is there to create it.

A deficiency of this tissue salt will produce all types of mental disorders, various nervous troubles, depression, skin troubles,  insomnia, irritability and headaches.  It has been suspected by a few in the medical profession that a shortage of potassium was the main cause of cancer.

My hoomin keeps all twelve tissue salts on hand for use in various situations, as they are a homeopathic remedy and can be obtained in a health store or via the net.  This is the brand she uses:

You can also obtain potasssium in vegetables such as acorn and butternut squash, artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, corn, eggplant, spinach, kale, mushrooms, peppers, baked potato, pumpkin radishes, tomato, yams and fruits such as apricots, avocado, bananas, cherries, cantaloupe, coconut, dried fruits, honeydew, kiwi, nectarine, citrus fruits, papaya, peaches, pear, plums, pineapple, prunes, raisins, strawberries and watermelon.  One of the best means of obtaining a good supply of potassium in the diet is by ingesting organic crude black molasses. 

Friday, March 25, 2011


This is a chart of the March 11th earthquake that struck Japan, not in relation to the country itself, as set forth in my post of that day, but an examination of the event itself as it was reflected from the heavens.

An Event will be of the nature of the house the Sun is in and based on something ruled by the house where Leo is found.  The Activity in the Event is of the nature of the house the Moon is in, and based on something ruled by the house where Cancer is found.

The Sun is found in Pisces in the 8th house, indicating injury and death, damages and destruction on a large scale.  Leo is the sign on the cusps of the 1st and 2nd a natural chart Leo is found on the 5th house, so we look to the 5th house for clues.

The 5th house of the Event chart has Sagittarius on the cusp, ruler Jupiter in Aries in the 9th house opposed by retrograde Saturn in Libra in the 3rd house and squared by Pluto in Capricorn in the 6th house.  Pluto forms the Apex of a Cardinal T-Square in a house of crisis, the empty leg where the result will manifest being the 12th house of sorrows based on an act of sabotage.  In Mundane Astrology, Jupiter signifies travel to foreign countries, foreign relations, people of high status...and the moral traditions of a nation, the honor of a country.  Jupiter emanates from the sign Aries, which rules England and Germany.

The Moon's preceding conjunction - the planet the Moon last passed over prior to the Event - was to Jupiter, therefore, had something to do with the Event itself.  The fact that Jupiter is badly aspected speaks to a situation that was troublesome and costly with regard to international events (9th house).  Note the dual rulership of the Sun on both 1st and 2nd houses, the 2nd being a house of finance that rules a nation's resources, its treasury, hence, the gross national product. 

The Moon is in Gemini in the 10th house and specifies the activity in the event to be impersonal, having to do with information and deliveries (Gemini), originating from those in power (10th house).  The Moon rules Cancer on the 12th house cusp and so the activity in the Event has been subversive and unnatural.

The Nodes of the Moon are in Sagittarius/Gemini squared (another T-Square formed) by Uranus, a key trigger to war, symbolizing terrorists...a planet ruling weapons of an electromagnetic nature.  Uranus is placed in Pisces, governing the oceans, water, water pursuits and those engaged in them.  Shortly preceding the Event, the Moon formed a sextile to Uranus, acting as a catalyst for this Mutable T-Square and releasing tremendous electromagnetic energies.  From what I have read it appears that an electromagnetic weapon could not induce an earthquake...yet such a weapon could create a resonant frequency that would cause an earthquake to manifest.  Or so states a publication entitled, "HAARP Research and Applications."

There are those who contend the extreme weather conditions and earthquakes are solely due to X level solar flares and related proton bursts on the sun.  I have no reason to doubt the scientists who state this.  On the other hand, what is preventing those in power who know in advance when the sun will produce solar flares from using their electromagnetic weapons simultaneously with the solar flares so as to create a resonant frequency that would cause an earthquake to manifest?  Let us examine why they might do so.

Aries is on the cusp of the 10th house - those in power - ruler Mars in Pisces in the 8th house.  It is a financial house governing the resources of others and such things as borrowed money...BIG money.  In addition, Taurus is intercepted in the 10th house, its ruler Venus having something to say in the matter.  She is in Aquarius in the 7th house and acts as a reconciler to the Saturn/Jupiter opposition, meaning the energies of the opposition naturally flow in her direction.  The 7th house is all about foreign affairs, allies, open enemies...and war.  In Mundane Astrology, Venus represents money, treaties, banks, commodities...Aquarius, circulation disorders.  Thus, money and its circulation must be considered.

The last aspect the Moon makes is a square to 9th house Uranus in Pisces.  On the plus side Uranus will expose that which the power mongers wish to remain hidden.  On the down side the world must overcome the Uranian effects of radiation, for an afflicted Uranus attracts unfortunate influences on our lives. 

On a mental plane the planet that antidotes Uranus is Jupiter, ruling our religious urges...thus the heavens grant us the remedy for this disaster to the sentient being known as Earth and to those who live upon place reliance on spiritual powers to cause things to work out as they turn our thoughts from the distressing condition to the highest type of spirituality we are able to contact.
Silently one by one, through
the infinite meadows of heaven
Blossomed the lovely stars, the
forget-me-nots of the Angels.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


On April 9, 2011, Uranus will cross the celestial equator from south declination to north declination, commencing a new planetary cycle that will influence people of the Earth until January 2012.  The following sets forth conditions for China.

Uranus is positioned in China's 5th house, thus, radical activities and sudden events will focus on the birth-rate, children and places where children congregate, such as schools, and on China's stock market.  With Uranus conjoined Mars in Aries and squared by retrograde Pluto, some rather explosive events are indicated.  We can look for power struggles and disagreements with neighboring countries...and there are a few of them.  The retrograde condition suggests that China is rethinking prior agreements.  India?  Russia? Other tension-causing difficulties include upheavals relative to transit systems, communication systems and decaying bridges.

The Jupiter/Saturn opposition occurs across their 6th/12th house axis, Jupiter in the 6th accompanied by the Sun and retrograde Mercury, placing a focus on both their military forces and their food supplies.  Harvests will be poor in 2011. 

The 30th degree of the 3rd decanate of Libra is on the Ascendant, the decanate in the sign of partnership and open enemies next to the sign of death (Scorpio)...there is often a peculiar fatality associated with it.

Of the 30th degree astrologer Martin Goldsmith writes of the symbology:  A turbaned mind reader surreptitiously hides something in the sleeve of his robe.  Description:  playing one's cards close to the chest; keeping tabs on other people's underhanded maneuvers vs. subtle control of people's emotions and desires.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


This Cycle chart, commencing April 9, 2011, has been computed for the USA and although the time period is brief, it will be in effect until January 2012.  Radical activity will be the norm with respect to the national debt, the treasury, and the banking industry as not only is Uranus positioned in the 8th house, it is accompanied by a planetary stellium consisting of Mars, Jupiter, a retrograde Mercury, and the Sun.

Expect extreme action and unexpected happenings with regard to the death rate and the kinds of deaths suffered by the people; the debts due from foreign countries; tariffs, taxes, insurance and pensions, including social security. 

There are some heavy-hitting aspects:  a retrograde Pluto in the 5th house that promises to upheave the stock market with its square to Mars, said upheaval involving pensions and other resources.  There will also be repercussions in the educational system.  Then there is a retrograde Saturn, planet of loss, in the 2nd house of what used to be the country's wealth in opposition to 8th house Jupiter, both planets representing the business sector going toe-to-toe across the axis of money.  Despite its retrograde condition, Saturn is in the sign of its exaltation and will trump Jupiter, which means the people's resources will be drained to an even greater extent than least for those who have left their pensions where they can easily be highjacked.

The Moon, ruling the people, is on a crisis degree of Gemini in the 10th house of the administration, reflecting that although the citizens are upset they remain under the bootstraps of an enormously dysfunctional government.

There is but one positive thought concerning this cycle chart and that is its brevity.  We're going to need tinctures of Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis) and Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) to keep us tranquilized and sedated to get through tense situations as they develop...and develop they will...globally.  Best to be prepared...Valerian root is the most effective of the nervine herbs and along with Passionflower is an important rememdy for insomnia, restlessness, menstrual discomforts, and epilepsy.  Valerian root will also do double duty to relax muscle spasms, should the need arise...kitties love this herb as much as catnip, their intoxication often leading them to destroy the plant.  I prefer taking these herbs in tincture form, singly of Valerian root for muscle spasms and combined for insomnia.  Not advised for children under the age of two years.  

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


A cycle as used in Mundane Astrology is a chart erected at a given locality for the moment a planet crosses the celestial equator from south declination to north declination.  This Uranus Cycle began in March of 1969, bringing matters to pass via radical politics.  In the chart under study, Uranus is posited in its 12th house, indicating that the things Uranus would operate through to bring about the most important events during the cycle about to close are economic bondage.

Uranus is the planet of extremes and of unexpected happenings.  He loves the new and the unusual, and hesitates not at all to discard the tried and trusted methods in favor of more original plans…or if some new plan has been in operation, and has not proven entirely satisfactory, he influences the pendulum of public opinion to swing far in the other direction, and a demand arises that there should be a return to methods so old as to have been considered obsolete.

There are two sets of things Uranus dislikes.  He dislikes the usual things, and he dislikes things as they are.  Whatever now exists, if it has been in existence some time, he wants changed, and is ready with something new and original to take its place.

Uranus is the planet of rugged individualism, abhorring restraint of any kind.  He likes to be a law unto himself and to feel that he is the equal of any man.  He is, therefore, the planet of liberty, and his influence in slavery as an issue was even more pronounced than that of Neptune, as he favors direct action marked by violence.  Against economic oppression he feels equally rebellious, inciting to unrest, dissatisfaction and disruption.

Ruler of Aquarius, the sign of altruism, he is ever active to better the condition of the working man.  Nor is he gentle in making his demands for different conditions.  His influence is to be witnessed in most of the exposures of graft and corruption and in practically every effort that has been made by strikes, by forming unions, or by other means to shorten the hours, increase the pay, and make better living conditions for those who toil.

His is the method of direct action, applying whatever pressure and resorting to whatever violence is necessary to attain his ends.  He is thus the planet of revolution and radical behavior.  When, therefore, in a given city or country, a cycle chart brings a strong influence from Uranus to bear upon events, radical activities are brought to the attention, efforts are made to expose existing corruption, and important changes are advocated.

In the current Uranus Cycle three planets in the 12th house indicate that hidden enemies of the U.S. will be strongly influenced by radical ideas during the length of the cycle, and that crime and relief are matters which will become of paramount importance, as will the necessity of the people to throw off economic bondage.  Unfortunately for the United States, this has not come to pass.

Currently, Uranus has transited to oppose natal Jupiter; although the chart has been set for conditions in the USA, the cycle affects the world, the only change being the area (house) in which Uranus is placed.  And so we see much of the world attempting to suddenly release themselves from restrictions that have limited their lives.  Truly, the planetary energies are a blessing in disguise, for nothing will ever be the same for those people brave enough to throw off the chains that bind them.

Monday, March 21, 2011


The Aries pussycat has an enormous amount of energy, is very alert and tends to have an aggressive personality.  When push comes to shove this pet will usually shove, as it dislikes competition.

Although cats age well, nevertheless their bodies go through changes, their joints begin to lose flexibility, eyesight may start to dim, and in general their organs don't function as well, and so they need special care.

The geriatric cat benefits from tonic herbs such as Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica), which is a whole-body tonic.  A few of the dried leaves crumbled into wet food does wonders.  Try a month of daily doses and then a month of an antioxidant herb such as Basil (Ocimum basilicum), which contains Vitamins A and C to counter an overproduction of free radicals.  Basil is one of the keys to anti-aging.


The adrenal system is under rulership of Mars, hence, is the guardian of our immune system, the watchman at the gate.  It is not a coincidence that this herb also comes under rulership of Mars. Stinging nettle tea made in medicinal strength is nature's powerhouse in restoring and maintaining the vibrancy of our adrenal system - among many other benefits - such as healing damaged tissue and nourishing our kidneys, lungs, intestines, and arteries.  This should come as no surprise, as this healing herb is suffused with vitamins and minerals to feed the body, inside and out.  Additionally, it makes a healthful rinse for the hair.

A medicinal tea is easily made from either fresh or dried nettle leaves and stems.  If you gather the fresh herb do wear gloves, even while snipping the herb into smaller pieces.  Place the nettle into a mason jar, pour boiling water to within an inch of the top of the jar, then cover.  Let steep at least four hours, then strain and drink throughout the day.  My hoomin prepares her tonic in the evening and lets it stand overnight on the counter...sometimes using fresh but more often than not using the dried herb because the best harvesting time is those few precious weeks in Spring.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Stellar Wisdom was present at the very beginning of the seven ancient centers of civilization---Egypt, India, Crete, Peru, Mexico, China and Chaldea.  When a culture contains complex yet identical interrelating factors that are present in different areas of the world it proves that its origin was in a single region of dispersal.

The purpose for which the ancients studied astronomy was to be able to chart astrological influences as they affect human life, and to correlate spiritual truths with these observed influences.  As far back as ancient astrologers can be traced, they all recognized the earth to be round.  The flat earth theory was forced upon people under pain of punishment by religious dogma controllers who deliberately misinterpreted certain biblical passages.  Enter mind control.

In our search for Truth it is helpful to know the origin of the constellations.  The ancients observed that people born from March 21st to April 21st were aggressive, used their heads when taking the offensive, and were given to leadership and to "butting in" on the affairs of others.  No symbolical pictograph is more suitable in representing these qualities as the Ram.  In addition to setting forth influences of a section of the zodiac over human life, more importantly the ancients sought to relay the particular spiritual teaching related to the same zodiacal section, which would reveal how the individual could overcome any threatened danger, or how the individual could take fullest advantage of the spiritual opportunity offered.


The Vernal Equinox or zero degrees Aries is used by astronomers (both ancient and modern) as the best starting point for both time and for measuring the east/west position of a star or planet in the sky.  It is known as the summer half of the year, passing over from the dreary months of winter darkness.  In the language of universal symbols, the winter half of the celestial circle is representative of our physical world, its misconceptions and where darkness exceeds the light.  The summer half of the celestial circle represents the spiritual world and spiritual life.

When the Sun had circled the zodiac and passed over the Vernal Equinox into Aries it symbolized the transition from the physical world to the spiritual plane of life.  As the section of the zodiac pictured by the Ram is at its commencement it cannot be considered a full grown sheep.  Among ancient peoples, the first entrance of the Sun into the sign was considered to signify a Lamb.

Aries is a militant sign and thus the Bible relates at Exodus 12:29:  "And it came to pass that at midnight the Lord smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh that sat on the throne, unto the first-born of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the first-born of cattle." 

At the passover ceremony the Lamb to be used must be without blemish, its blood to be daubed on the lintel and two side posts of the door to the house.  In universal symbolism the daubing of the lintels with the blood of a Lamb portrays the belief that we enter physical life through a doorway of pain and suffering, and that we take our departure to the next life through another doorway no less difficult.  It also expresses the conviction that the new life will be an improvement over the old one.

And so ended the captivity of the Jews and within that Great Cycle of 25,868 years began the Age of Aries, the religious theme  reflecting the militancy of the sign, and a God who demanded "an eye for an eye."

The Equinox moves backward through the circle of zodiacal constellations and upon entering a new Age in the Great Cycle, begins its 2,156 year journey at the last (30th) degree of the sign.  Therefore, when reaching the first degree of Aries we once again have the Lamb whose blood was taken as sacrifice.  In the New Testament we read in John 1:29 upon the entrance of Jesus into the room:  "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world." 

And so began the Age of Pisces, and the exalted teaching of the  Golden Rule: "Do Unto Others As You Would Have Others Do Unto You."  Clearly the main teaching of Christ is that there is life after death, for he returned from the grave to leave no doubt.  But the controllers of the world had their own agenda and so instead of life everlasting, focus was placed on death.  Thus, to this day upon entering a church one does not see the Ascended Christ above the alter (except on rare occasions)...only a dead body, hanging on a cross. 

Aries has been given the key-phrase, I Am, because those born under this influence, more than other people, view things from the standpoint of individual expression and survival.  Because of this they are pioneers who venture into new lands where transition symbolically takes place...thus it is fitting that the ancients associated the Ram with teachings of survival; that all thought and action are the product of the union of positive and negative potencies (Aries, 1st decanate); that the fountain of immortal life springs from humanity's emotional nature (Aries, 2nd decanate); and that each soul is a responsible being, working out its own deliverance from the thralldom inherited from ancestry and forced upon it by environment. ( Aries, 3rd decanate).

Symbol:  A deep blue Sky, a blaze, as if something were about to rise.

The blush of dawn of a new life, all nature quivering with the sense of coming, conscious life...In this we trace the great lesson of preparation, of sending the light before the form, of the prophecy before the fulfillment.  Dawn must precede sunrise and represents the expectant maternity of Nature--God.  What you expect will be your destiny. 

A Joyous Spring Equinox to all!

Saturday, March 19, 2011


This is a chart of the issued Operating License of Sequoyah Nuclear Plant #1 in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee (9.5 miles NE of Chattanooga, TN) on September 17, 1980.

December 21, 2010...Lunar Eclipse @ 29* Gemini 21' formed a square to natal Sun/Saturn in Virgo, revealing a problem (possibly condensation) with storage receptacles (Virgo).  The situation may come to a head in July 2011 when Mars transits Gemini.

March 19, 2011...Full SuperMoon @ 28* Virgo 48' conjoins natal Sun/Saturn, pinpointing distressing security conditions requiring investigation.  This may be another employee violation of security procedures, such as occurred in 2009: 

"On January 5, 2009 a Confirmatory Order (effective immediately) was issued to Tennessee Valley Authority to confirm commitments made as a result of an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) settlement agreement, regarding violation of site security procedures caused by the deliberate actions of one  contract security supervisor at the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, who falsified an inventory form to conceal the supervisor’s failure to verify inventory as required by licensee procedures."  (Information provided via

June 15, 2011...Lunar Eclipse @ 24* Sagittarius 23' will conjoin natal Neptune/Moon, bringing with it confusion about security changes that are taking place.

Below is the chart reflecting transits of January 5, 2009 and the security failure: transiting retrograde Saturn conjoined natal Jupiter in Virgo and transiting Jupiter trine natal Saturn (security) in Virgo (employees).

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Friday, March 18, 2011


This is a chart of the Commission Date of Limerick 1 & 2 Nuclear
Generating Stations in Limerick, Pennsylvania on January 8, 2000.

The town of Limerick, PA (coordinates 40N23 - 75W31) is located in the Lancaster Seismic Zone (LSZ) (coordinates 40N04 - 76W31) and refers to the area approximately 50x50km in southeastern Pennsylvania that has a two-century history of earthquake epicenters. The LSZ also marks the southwest terminus of the larger Newark Basin Seismic Zone (NBSZ) that extends along the Appalachians from southeastern Pennsylvania to southern New York.

January 4, 2011...Solar Eclipse @ 13* Capricorn 39' closely conjoined natal Mercury, suggesting some change is taking place with the circulation of air and/or in the air-conditioning system itself (Capricorn).  The same Solar Eclipse also conjoined natal Sun, placing a focus on the power structure (Sun in Capricorn).

June 1, 2011...Solar Eclipse @ 11* Gemini 02' opposition natal Venus/Pluto...a serious situation of decay in an upper chamber (Venus/Pluto in Sagittarius) that has been underway is about to become complicated.


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Thursday, March 17, 2011


This is a chart of the Mayflower Compact establishing Plymouth, is not an incorporation chart, the data of which I am still seeking. 

Pilgrim 1 Nuclear Power Station located in Plymouth, Massachusetts is the second most dangerous nuclear facility in the United States...according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

December 21, 2010 a Lunar Eclipse @ 29* Gemini 21' opposed natal Mercury, which rules cables.

January 4, 2011 a Solar Eclipse @ 13* Capricorn 39' formed a square to natal Mars, which rules accidents and a square to natal Neptune, ruler of gas, oil, oceans.  The eclipse point will be activated on April 7, 2011 when transiting Saturn forms a square while in retrograde motion.  There may be time to forestall an accident before Saturn (degradation) reaches Mars in Libra in June 2011 or once again when it activates the eclipse point in August 2011.

March 19, 2011 a SuperMoon @ 28* Virgo 48' forms a T-Square with the Sun @ 28* Pisces 48' to natal Mercury @ 28* Sagittarius 00', with Mercury at the Apex of the planetary formation.  Stress on the cables.

Presently, transiting Uranus is inconjunct natal Venus (arbitration), trine natal Uranus (sudden events), and in April approaches a square to natal Saturn (structure).

On March 9, 2011 there were legal proceedings of the USA Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, regarding Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, which see here:

Mrs. Lambert, on behalf of Intervenor Pilgrim Watch @ pg 17:
What I am here for is to assure that safety measures are required and put in place. And what they have now for the Aging Management Program is not sufficient.

@ pg 18:
And then also I will point out that in April of 2010, which came out in an inspection report this past summer, it indicated, they looked down, the NRC looked down three manholes. They all had water and they admitted that two always had water.

Ms. Chin, on behalf of Intervenor, Town of Duxbury @ pg 233:
 Entergy either replaces all submerged electrical cables, splices, and connectors not designed or qualified for submerged or moist environments or develops a comprehensive Aging Management Program to preclude moisture and adequately tests all cables that have been exposed to an
environment for which it was not designed.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


The Village of Buchanan, NY was created on June 19, 1928; it houses the most dangerous nuclear plant in the country.

Indian Point #3 Nuclear Reactor in Buchanan, NY, a village on the Hudson River, has the highest risk of earthquake damage in the country according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, according to Bill Dedman of MSNBC in a recent story.  

Doing some research of my own I found the following...scroll down to page 3:

A line of seismic activity comes within two miles of the Indian Point nuclear power plant (about 24 miles north of NYC).  Due to another fault line near the plant, findings suggest Indian Point is at an intersection of faults.

The Solar Eclipse of January 4, 2011 @ 13* Capricorn 39' opposed natal Mercury/Pluto, the latter ruling earthquakes and things nuclear and the danger of decay.  The SuperMoon of March 19, 2011 @ 28* Virgo 48' pulls natal Sun @ 28* Gemini 08' into its trajectory, forming a Mutable T-Square indicative of an inconsistent course of action for the village.  The heavy tension may result in challenges for the village during the next two weeks; however, the effects of the January Eclipse will last for six months or more; the sensitive Sun area will be triggered in June and July when transiting Sun, Mercury and Venus conjoin it and in late July and early August when transiting Mars conjoins natal Sun.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system.  Rather than being located in a body cavity, the thyroid gland lies in the neck just below the larynx.  It secretes two throid hormones, thyroxine or T4 and tri-iodothyronine or T3.  It also secretes the hormone calcitonin.  Of the two thyroid hormones, T4 is the more important and more abundant.  One molecule of T4 contains four atoms of iodine, and one Molecule of T3 contains three iodine atoms.  For T4 to be produced in adequate amounts. the diet must contain sufficient iodine.

Most endocrine glands secrete their hormones directly into the blood instead of storing them.  Not so with the thyroid gland in that it stores considerable amounts of the thyroid hormones  in the form of a colloid compound in the follicles of the gland.  They are released from the colloid and secreted into the blood when the hormones are needed.

These thyroid hormones stimulate cellular metabolism because they influence all the trillions of cells in our bodies, having far-reaching effects because all body functions depend upon a normal supply of energy.

The parathyroid glands consist of four small glands found on the back of the thyroid gland.  They secrete parathyroid hormone, otherwise known as PTH.  PTH increases the concentration of calcium in the blood, stimulates bone-resorbing cells to increase their breakdown of bone's hard matrix, freeing the calcium stored in the matrix.  The released calcium then moves out of the bone into blood, in turn increasing the blood's calcium concentration.  As our cells are extremely sensitive to changing amounts of blood calcium they cannot function normally with too much or too little calcium.  With too much calcium brain and heart cells become dysfunctional; a person becomes mentally disturbed and the heart may stop.  On the other hand, too little calcium causes nerve cells to become overactive, often to such a degree that muscles are unable to withstand the bombardment and the muscles go into spasms.

SOLUTIONS:  Should radiation reach a danger level there are natural means to protect the thyroid gland.  Here is a list of sea vegetables containing iodine that can be added to most of your menus; in powder form or as a sea vegetable in soups and stews; or it can be taken via capsule.   

Kelp (Fucus Vesiculosus)...Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus)...Dulse (Palmaria palmata)...Wakame (Alaria marginata) a brown algae of the kelp family...Hiziki (Hizikia fusiforme) another brown algae that may not be available much longer as it is harvested off the east coast of Japan.

Foods that are rich in healthy fats such as fish, nuts, and flaxseeds enhance the health of the thyroid.  Those who consume meat and poultry need to be aware that if those products aren't hormone-free you are endangering your thyroid gland.

Venus has a decided influence upon the action of the thyroid gland...Mercury upon the action of the parathyroid glands.  If either or both of these planets are receiving challenging aspects in your horoscope by either transit or progression, it is an indication that even without danger of radiation, a diet that includes sea vegetables would be in your best interests.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


This is an event chart of the explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan on March 12, 2011.

The SUN in Pisces occupies the 8th house - the natural house of Scorpio - indicating danger, death, damages and destruction on a large scale.

The MOON is in Gemini, ruling the unfortunate 12th house (Cancer on the cusp), squared by Mars in Pisces, revealing quick responses to the disaster.  Moon is part of a Grand Trine in Air signs, involving a retrograde Saturn in Libra and Venus in Aquarius...thus the people are able to remain detached from the horror that surrounds them...about all the luck they will be able to manifest, especially that Saturn lies in the Via Combust Way (15* Libra - 15* Scorpio) rendering any assistance in the trine as ineffectual.

The ASCENDANT is on the 27th degree of Leo, of which astrologer Martin Goldsmith writes:  "After a life-changing event, the sun rises upon a world that looks totally different."  The Ascendant conjoins the Fixed Star Alphard, lending the influence of sudden death by poison or drowning...and also conjoins the Fixed Star Al Jabhah, indicative of violence, danger and loss.

Neither of the benefic planets (Venus and Jupiter) are angular indicating a lack of protection in the matter.

The Moon's last aspect is a square to the Sun; the country will face many difficulties, obstacles and setbacks.

As Mars co-rules the end-of-the-matter 4th house, this does not bode well for the final outcome of this event.  Pluto, the other 4th house ruler, will be squared by progressed Mercury in less than two years, unleashing some yet unknown plutonian hazard.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


On January 15, 2010 a Solar Eclipse @ 25* Capricorn 01' aspected (energized) the Memphis chart by conjoining natal Uranus (sudden event) and forming an inconjunct to natal Moon (water).  On May 1, 2010, severe weather and torrential rains caused flooding that was life-threatening.


On January 4, 2011 a Solar Eclipse @ 13* Capricorn 39' aspected natal Neptune by conjunction.  The March 19, 2011 SuperMoon will square natal Sun, while transiting Jupiter in Aries forms a square to natal Neptune and transiting Uranus approaches conjunction to natal Pluto...the city and its people are in grave danger.


Note:  The attached chart of New Madrid, Missouri is a guestimate based on my researching the time of the famous 1811-1812 earthquakes.  The date of incorporation could run anywhere from mid-June through the first week of July.  The only true data I have managed to ascertain is that New Madrid, Missouri was incorporated in 1803.

As an experiment, let us say the above chart is close to accuracy.  That would mean the Solar Eclipse of January 4, 2011 opposed natal Mercury; that the March 19th SuperMoon would conjoin natal Jupiter (expansion) at the same time transiting Pluto is square natal Uranus (the two 'earthquake' planets), this last in effect from the latter part of March through May, 2011.

Might be a fine idea to set up an Earthquake monitor earthquakes, go to this site:
From New Madrid history:
"On the 16th of December, 1811, about two o'clock, a.m., we were visited by a violent shock of an earthquake, accompanied by a very awful noise resembling loud but distant thunder, but more hoarse and vibrating, which was followed in a few minutes by the complete saturation of the atmosphere, with sulphurious vapor, causing total darkness. The screams of the affrighted inhabitants running to and fro, not knowing where to go, or what to do — the cries of the fowls and beasts of every species — the cracking of trees falling, and the roaring of the Mississippi — the current of which was retrograde for a few minutes, owing as is supposed, to an irruption in its bed — formed a scene truly horrible."

ETA:  The Dec 16, 1811 earthquakes (two) had their epicenter in NE Arkansas.  February 2011 has the Arkansas area active with four earthquakes in the latter part of the month.  See:

ETA#2:   For protection against radiation:  Potassium Iodide (KI) NOT Potassium iodate.  The frequency of adverse reactions to KI in doses needed for thyroid blocking is as low as 1 in 10 million, and these are almost always mild and fully reversible.  The same cannot be said of iodate, which is far more likely to cause gastrointestinal upset with symptoms of abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.  I am not connected with the following KI product or manufacturer but I do recommend it:

Friday, March 11, 2011

USA and the SUPERMOON of MARCH 19, 2011

Note:  Click chart to enlarge.
The SuperMoon forms a trine to natal Pluto (earthquakes) in the 2nd house of the financial state of the nation and its purchasing power (upheaval for the Fed?); and forms an inconjunct (disease; malfunction) to natal Moon in the 3rd house of communication, transportation...and bridges.  The lunation falls across the U.S. 3rd/9th house axis with a focus on the Moon's 9th house placement...look for interference with interstate highway travel.

The prior Solar Eclipse of January 4, 2011 @ 13* Capricorn 39' occurred on a critical degree opposing the U.S. Sun in Cancer, warning that the heart of the nation will be brought to a critical point...with assistance from transiting Uranus in Aries, about to cross the IC (4th house cusp).  Keep an eye on the New Madrid Seismic Zone, think about the things you will need if the highways are impassable and/or if JIT (just-in-time) food deliveries cease...and strap yourself in, this may be a rough year.