Saturday, April 30, 2011


This is a horary chart that I cast after reading a critical note sent to me by a person that shall be identified as Z for ease of reference.  The chart was cast based on the time that I finished reading the note.  This is the note in its entirety making comment on my essay New Moon USA - May 2011:

"Well, you're certainly not venturing out of the MUNDANE field of astrology...... perhaps if you begin to study some of the Esoteric Astrology teachings you will be able to offer opinions that actually are helpful to others rather than commenting on political issues......... Be ever mindful that astrology is a valuable tool for ALL HUMANS....and not narrowly limited to citizens of the USA, whom, by the way are not the only AMERICANS....."

First of all, most of my Mundane essays will encompass the United States (but not all) because this is where I live and where I sense I need to focus due to the distressful actions of a government that has lost its moral compass.  Secondly, everyone on the globe should be able to benefit from the health essays, six of which have been posted to date.  Last of all, this is MY blog and I shall write exactly what pleases me for I do not allow anyone to place a harness on me and tell me to giddy-up.  It is interesting that the 3rd decanate of Libra rises, the decanate pictured in the sky by the constellation LUPUS - the Wolf...meaning the people under its influence have a tendency to attempt to enslave their fellowman when afflicted.  Now to the chart delineation.

Z is shown by the 1st house in the above chart, with Libra Ascending, its ruler Venus situated in Aries, its place of detriment, in the 6th house being squared by Pluto in Capricorn in the 3rd house and opposed by retrograde Saturn in Libra in the 12th house.

The 6th house is an area of upsetting and distressing conditions that usually affect the health and personal affairs and describes the censurer's situation.  On a psychological level, the Pluto/Venus square speaks to betrayal, a condition that develops only when the matrix lies within.  In short, this means Z betrays him/herself and so attracts it from without.

In the system of essential dignities a planet is in its detriment when posited in the sign opposite the sign it rules.  This traditional system of rulerships has importance for psychological astrology. Venus, ruler of Taurus and Libra, placed in either Scorpio or Aries is in its detriment, meaning its action is weaker than if placed elsewhere.  Therefore, Z is at a psychological disadvantage and needs to positively integrate the social urges (thoughts) within his/her psyche in order to balance the opposites.

Broadly speaking, Venus is the planet of love and affection, rules the venous blood and the veins, skin and hair.  It also has a decided influence upon the action of the thyroid gland and the gonad glands.  Thus, one of the problems appears to be hormonal.  Of the foods which are particularly important when Venus is afflicted the most important is Vitamin E, which is found in fresh lettuce, in the seeds and green leaves of plants, unmilled cereals, wheat-germ oil, egg-yolk, fresh meat and animal fat.

Next in importance when Venus is afflicted is to provide Vitamin A.  A diet deficient in Vitamin A upsets the feminine cycle, tending to make it continuous instead of periodic. 

For the thyroid gland to function it must be supplied with iodine and special pains should be taken to eat foods containing same as lack of iodine in the blood stream prevents the manufacture of thyroxin.  Too much emotional excitement, or too great a proportion of proteins and fats in the food places a strain on thyroxin production, the hormone that is primarily responsible for regulation of metabolism.

There you have it.  I trust this will not be taken as encouragement to send me critical notes, lol.



Due to a raging case of flu, I was not able to post this at the appropriate time.


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?

Each sign of the zodiac rules a specific part of the human body and has requirements distinct from all other zodiacal signs.  The first sign of the zodiac is Aries, ruling the head and face, the upper jaw, and the cerebrum (upper hemisphere of the brain).  The explicit nutritional necessity is a biochemic salt known as Potassium phosphate (Kali phos), the tissue salt that creates the grey matter of the brain by uniting albumen and oxygen.  Without this salt the brain simply cannot function.  All mental disorders require Kali phos., as do all manner of nerve troubles, depression, insomnia, irritability, hysteria and headaches.

Kali phos. is a nerve nutrient and helps to maintain a happy, contented disposition and sharpening the mental faculties...often helpful to school children.  Early symptoms of a lack may be fretfulness, ill-humor, timidity, laziness and any display of tantrums.  This tissue salt is an important constituent of nervous tissue and consequently has a wide and powerful influence on the bodily functions. 

For those who wish to supply potassium phosphate to their bodies in foods, the following site offers much information and in what foods it can be found.

As written in Astrology and Biochemisty by Vanda Sawtell:
"The late Dr. Forbes-Ross stated that shortages of potassium was the main cause of cancer, and reported cases where cures were effected when potassium was administered in an assimilable form.  Incidentally, crude black molasses provides one of the best means of obtaining a good supply of potassium in the diet."

People who were born with the Sun or Moon in Aries or who have Aries on the Ascendant, and when planets in Aries or the Ascendant are under progressed or transiting afflictions can avoid the illnesses above mentioned and enjoy excellent health by supplying their bodies with Kali phos.  

HERBS THAT RESONATE WITH ARIES:  Hemp, mustard, broom, holly, dock, thistle, fern, garlic, onions, nettles, radishes, poppies, peppers, and rhubarb.

A wonderful herbal healing beverage for anyone with planets in Aries and its polarity sign, Libra is Stinging Nettle Super Tea.
Of an evening, place two tablespoons of cut and sifted dried Stinging nettle herb (Urtica dioica) in a pint mason jar and cover with boiling water.  Cover and steep overnight.  The next morning strain the brew and drink throughout the day.  This will provide a nourishing adjunct to your diet that is powerful enough to heal damaged tissue.  Kidneys, lungs, intestines, and arteries are tonified and strengthened and becomes an ally in restoring and maintaining the health of your adrenals, hormonal and circulatory systems, including your magnetic fields.  Nutritionally this herb cannot be outdone as it is very high in calcium, magnesium, trace minerals, and chlorophyll and is high in lutein, chromium, cobalt, iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, and sulphur, in addition to the B-complex of vitamins and the carotenes (measured as vitamin A).  In lesser amounts are found protein, manganese, selenium, silicon, tin, vitamin C-Complex (measured as ascorbic acid) and vitamins D and K. 

MINERALS THAT RESONATE WITH ARIES:  The talismanic gem amethyst.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Fifteen adventurous celebrate Mr. Puppy's 15th birthday, he shall enjoy calves liver for dinner.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


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Data:  May 3, 2011 @ 2:52 a.m. - Washington, D.C.

The 23rd degree of Aquarius Rises and speaks to  developing a political platform or social agenda.

Events of a lunation often begin to make themselves known a week prior thereto, as is the case herein, as Barack Obama has released what is supposed to be his birth certificate this 27th day of April, 2011.  However, since this document lists his father as being born in Kenya, and the Republic of Kenya wasn't established until December 12, 1964, it appears to be a bogus document.  Let us see what the New Moon uncovers.

The Lunation - Sun and Moon conjoined in Taurus in the 2nd house of values is inconjunct a retrograde Saturn in Libra in the 8th house, both planet and sign representing the president in the USA horoscope.  The inconjunct (quincunx) aspect describes a situation that is totally out of synchronization.  Additionally, the Lunation forms an inconjunct with the Midheaven (MC), the area of a chart representing the president of the country under review.  The MC is on the 9th degree of Sagittarius, a degree describing picking one's way through a tricky situation.  I'm reminded of that long-ago song, Tip Toeing Through The Tulips, lol.

Mercury, ruler of documents, is opposed by retrograde Saturn...oops...a lack of truth visited upon the nation's people by a cunning politician is upon us, supported by Saturn's rulership over the 12th house of sneaky, cheating individuals.  It is interesting that the 12th house also rules the secret enemies of a nation, considering the occupant of the White House leads the American public down a socialistic pathway and away from our Constitutional heritage.

Be ever mindful of that which has been gifted to all Americans by said Constitutional heritage:

"No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.."

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


The Taurus pussycat is easy-going and mild-mannered with a streak of stubbornness.  No kitty born of any other sign can sit at a mouse hole with such patience.  Being Venus-ruled, the Taurus kitty likes to feel comfortable, they like to be catered to (breakfast in bed will do nicely, lol) and pampered to the max!

Taurus rules the neck and throat, an area of the body that is sensitive or vulnerable to sore throats.  My hoomin treats problems in this area by diluting an elderberry product by the name of Sambucol/Sambucus with filtered water and shaking well, using a ratio of 4:1...squirting a dropper's worth into my sweet mouth two or three times a day.  The problem always resolves itself within 24 hours.

One of the greatest herbs for respiratory difficulties is Mullein (Verbascum thapus).  Keeping a tincture on hand will not only relieve respiratory issues but will be a boon to heal ears that are troubled with mites.  Making a tincture is rather will need a small jar with lid, either dried or fresh mullein leaves (I add flowers, too), and vegetable glycerin:

1.  Place the herb in a clean glass jar, leaving one or two inches of space at the top.  Then fill the jar with vegetable glycerin.

2.  Cap the jar tightly, date, identify, making sure to set forth the solvent used on the label and place in a dark cupboard for 3 or 4 weeks, shaking the jar every day.

3.  Using muslin, strain the plant material out of the liquid.  Rebottle the liquid, discarding the mullein.  Label as in #3.  Glycerin tinctures keep longer under refrigeration.  Do not expose the tincture to heat or light.


For an infusion to help soothe a cough and sore throat, use 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried leaves and flowers per cup of boiling water.  Steep 10 minutes, then add honey and lemon as Mullein tastes bitter.  Best not to exceed 3 cups a day.  In a tincture, take 1 teaspoon up to three times a day.  Pregnant or nursing adults should consult a physician who has knowledge of herbal remedies.

Here are two videos for Mullein identification...the first by a nurse, the second by an herbalist:

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


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The Library of Congress was established by an act of Congress in 1800 when President John Adams signed a bill providing for the transfer of the seat of government from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington. The legislation described a reference library for Congress only, containing "such books as may be necessary for the use of Congress -- and for putting up a suitable apartment for containing them therein...."

The marble floor of the Great Hall contains a number of modeled and incised brass inlays. The center represents the Sun, on which are noted the four cardinal points of the compass, indicating the main axes of the building. A decorative scale pattern encloses the Sun with alternate sections of red and yellow Italian marble, the former from Verona and the latter from Sienna.

Twelve squares at the perimeter of the floor of the Great Hall represent the signs of the zodiac. The other squares form two patterns of rosettes. They are embedded in blocks of dark red, richly mottled French marble, with borders of pure white Italian marble.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


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SAN FRANCISCO - January 30, 1847
Scorpio Rises, rulers Mars in Sagittarius in the 2nd house and Pluto in Aries in the 6th house, where it forms a Cardinal T-Square, expressing energies that are destined to regenerate the city.

Mercury opposition Moon, both squared by Pluto in Cardinal Fire sign Aries, the energy being siphoned off by Pluto's trine to Mars in Mutable Fire sign Sagittarius.

The Great Earthquake that struck San Francisco on April 18, 1906 had a magnitude of 7.9, toppling buildings and causing a fire that is remembered as one of the worst natural disasters in the history of the USA.  The death toll was estimated to be above 3,000 and remains the greatest loss of life from a natural disaster in California's history.

On the fateful day in the early morning hour of 5:12 a.m., transiting Pluto conjoined the Fixed Star Bellatrix in Orion's left shoulder  (known for its misfortune) and formed an opposition to natal Mars; transiting Mars was inconjunct natal Mars; 4th house planets were activated along with other planetary aspects, creating strong rallying forces to the powerful Pluto/Mars opposition.  The timer Moon set the earthquake in motion when it conjoined Saturn, co-ruler of the 4th house.

Here is a video of a 105-year old film clip of a cable car ride in SF filmed just four days before the earthquake.  The camera was mounted on the front of the cable car as it's traveling down the street so that you get the impression that you are really there.

Then a few days later:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


The above chart is cast for London.  Click to enlarge.

This month's Full Moon occurs in Libra, the sign that represents the interior equilibrium of Nature's forces, and contains the mystery of the divine at-one-ment of the ancient initiations.

For the world this heralds the position of humanity at a crossroads of moral accountability, shining a light on the long-range spiritual consequences of our actions.  Lining up nicely with the North Node that is conjoined the Galactic Center, the people of the world are being called to open their subconscious minds so that universal knowledge will stream in and assist in jettisoning emotional grievances.

Concurrent with this whisper of spiritual possibilities is a Cardinal T-Square that combines three violent planets: Pluto, Saturn and Mars.  The essential nature of the Cardinal signs is to initiate action, to start things without regard to sustaining them; especially does Pluto in Capricorn at the Apex of this T-Square desire to commence action, to force a complete metamorphosis from a psychological standpoint.  What we refuse to acknowledge, to absorb from the universe and use to create change within ourselves will manifest in our physical world.

For England, Pluto is in the 12th house of this Full Moon chart...a  scramble behind the scenes as the financial house of cards - depicted by the Full Moon across the 2nd/8th house axis - bears its nasty fruit.  The empty leg of the T-Square falls into the 6th house and the working class is brought up short.

For Russia, Pluto is in the 1st house of this Full Moon chart...the nation's outlook and the general state of the nation.  The empty leg of the T-Square falls into the 7th house of open enemies and warfare...perhaps a resource war is in the making. 

For China, Pluto is in the 11th house of this Full Moon chart...their legislature and international gatherings.  The empty leg of the T-Square falls into the 5th house, suggesting heavy involvement with ambassadors and diplomats from foreign countries and putting heavy muscle to them.  As the Full Moon falls across the 8th/2nd axis, financial debt will be a factor.

For Germany, Pluto is in the 12th house of this Full Moon chart...heavy duty action behind closed doors.  The empty leg of the T-Square falls into the 6th house, forcing the German people to  face circumstances that limit their freedom of choice.

The above chart is cast for the United States.

For the USA, Pluto is in the 2nd house of this Full Moon chart...our wealth, our value system.  The empty leg of the T-Square is the 8th house... it is a house of psychological confrontation, suggesting we must purge and purify how we interact with others with reference to their resources.  As a people, we have the choice to evolve, to reconstruct who we once were...or not.  Tic toc.

Friday, April 1, 2011


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Data:  April 3, 2011 @ 10:33 a.m.

Gemini Rises in this chart erected for Washington, D.C., its ruler Mercury retrograde in Aries, in the 11th house of legislative branches, indicating unhealthy situations surrounding those who have been elected to serve.

The Aries energy is extremely high with six planets in the sign, a Stellium of four falling into the 11th house, including the New Moon.  We can expect congress to be conceiving more sloppy, unworkable ideas with Sun, Moon and Jupiter opposition retrograde Saturn with a good chance they may take some heat in the educational area...richly deserved. 

Pluto in the 7th house of foreign affairs forms the Apex of a Cardinal T-Square to this New Moon/Saturn opposition...some intense activity from a US ally puts pressure on those members of congress who are supposed to be serving their constituents.  Is that a laugh, or what?  Pluto in a Cardinal sign describes this ally as a loner who doesn't integrate with others easily and as Moon-ruled Cancer is on the 2nd house, it appears follow the money tells the tale.

In the USA chart this lunation falls in the 4th house opposite natal Saturn in the 10th house of the administration and square to natal Sun in the 7th house.  The country has been undergoing what is known as a Saturn Return, always a difficult and often painful time that forces responsibility upon the people of a country.  We can expect the pain to emanate from the foreign affairs in which the country has engaged these past years...from both our allys and enemies.  Gird up your loins, fellow Americans, survival time is upon us.