Wednesday, May 30, 2012


DATA:  June 4, 2012 @ 7:13 A.M. EDT - Washington, D.C.

The Moon of the June Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is in Sagittarius, falling into the 6th house opposing Venus (and Sun, of course) and square 4th house Mars.  The eclipse is in intercepted signs, meaning some sort of blockage colors the picture.  Gemini/Sagittarius are communication signs, the latter taking the details that Gemini gathers and places them into principles.  However, in interception the balance between the signs is broken and with rulers Mercury and Jupiter posited in the 12th house, solutions will not be forthcoming for those unemployed and for those living on welfare.  The squeeze is on as Mars is the Apex of a Mutable T-Square...expect emotional upheaval that may very well lead to rioting and/or aggressive behavior, for the stress of Mutable Mars indicates high-strung, strong-willed individuals who are impatient with standard ways of doing things, willing to buck established authorities.  Other upsetting conditions can include buildings on fire, violent crime, and road accidents.

A Sagittarius Lunation brings forward travel (sea, air, and space), immigration, courts (the judicial system), and international events.  Dispositor Jupiter in the 12th house on the 29th degree of Taurus suggests enormous tragedy of a monetary type.


RARE TRANSIT OF VENUS - JUNE 5, 2012.  There have been a few inquiries as to whether I will write an essay about this rare transit of Venus.  The rare transit of Venus is an astronomical, not an astrological event.  For those who do not know the difference between that which is astronomical and that which is astrological:  cycles measure time as a quantity, belongs to the realm of astronomy...cycles describe time qualitatively is the realm of astrology.  Nevertheless, to better your understanding of the planet Venus, know that it is the province of Lucifer, the light bearer...the Morning Star or Son of the Morning.

In the soul of the world there is a current of love and a current of wrath.  Motion and life consist in the extreme tension of two forces, forces appointed by the hand of God, one of whom is the light of golden candelabra, the other the flame of sacrifice.  A Gnostic gospel explains the genesis of light as follows:

"Self-conscious truth is living thought.  Truth is thought as it is in itself, and formulated thought is speech.  When Eternal Thought desired a form, it said:  'Let there be light.'  Now, this Thought which speaks is the Word, and the Word said:  'Let there be light,' because the Word itself is the light of minds.  The uncreated light, which is the Divine Word, shines because it desires to be seen.  When it says:  'Let there be light!' it ordains that eyes shall open; it creates intelligences.  When God said:  'Let there be light!' Intelligence was made, and the light appeared.  Now, the Intelligence which God diffused by the breath of His mouth, like a star given off from the sun, took the form of a splendid angel, who was saluted by heaven under the name of Lucifer.  Intelligence awakened, and comprehended its nature completely by the understanding of that utterance of the Divine Word:  'Let there be light!'  It felt itself to be free because God had called it into being, and, raising up its head, with both wings extended, it replied:  'I will not be slavery.'  'Then shalt though be suffering,' said the Uncreated Voice.  'I will be liberty,' replied the light.  'Pride will seduce thee,' said the Supreme Voice, 'and thou wilt bring forth death.'  'I needs must strive with death to conquer life,' again responded the created light.  Thereupon God loosed from His bosom the shining cord which restrained the superb angel, and beholding him plunge through the night, which he furrowed with glory, He loved the offspring of His thought, and said with an ineffable smile:  'How beautiful was the light!'

God has not created suffering; intelligence has accepted it to be free.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Pluto in the 8th house of debt has progressed to square natal Moon, equaling domestic upheaval with a powerful need to heal the country's financial dilemma.  Spanish banks' bad loans have hit their highest level since 1994 at 147.968 billion euros.

Sixteen Spanish banks had their ratings downgraded last week, with a three-notch downgrade for the three major Spanish lenders:  Santander, CaixaBank and BBVA.  With this in mind and the 8th house active (it also rules the banking industry), the sextile of Pluto to 10th house natal Neptune suggests the method of healing to be the sacrifice of banks with high levels of toxic assets on their books. 

Venus, co-ruler of the 8th house has progressed to conjoin Mercury, co-ruler of the 8th house in the 10th house of honor.  An announcement will be forthcoming in connection with the country's debt and with its currency.

The New Moon Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012, fell into the 4th house, highlighting crisis at home base...within 45* of natal 2nd house (wealth of the nation) Jupiter, planet of default.

Spain is more than likely to follow the playbook of Iceland and do what is necessary to survive.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


DATA:  May 20, 2012 @ 7:48 P.M., EDT - Washington, D.C.

The New Moon Solar Eclipse falls into the 7th house of open enemies conjoined the Pleiades - the Seven Sisters.  This star-grouping is listed as is noted for violence.  As if that weren't enough of a portent, the Eclipse is square 3rd house Neptune.  As the closest and, therefore, most important aspect, it will set the theme for the weeks ahead.  For the USA those themes will involve not only ourselves, they will involve our near neighbors as well (3rd house) and may present some boundary issues...also, problems with reservoirs, bridges, vehicles, deliveries, communication systems, roads, river transportation and/or travel.

For the rest of the world the themes will be the same yet will depend upon the house in which Neptune falls to describe the circumstances. 

Ergo, for all people, the square will bring a variety (Gemini) of negatives: scandals, drugs, alcohol,  accidents involving chemical or oil spills, heavy rains causing flooding, kidnapping, accidents at sea, mudslides, and health issues of a Neptunian nature - viruses and toxins - in many cases the latter attributable to vaccinations. 

In the dual sign Gemini arises man's and woman's sense of their Ego...I Think, therefore, I Am.  It is through thinking that one is raised above the is from the dualism that there comes effective advancement.  Two upright columns indicate the essence of Gemini:  exoteric expression being the acquisition of earthly knowledge by way of the intellect; and esoteric expression which leads to the Spirit and to the perception of truth by way of sense-free, pure thinking and the superconscious Christ-mind.  Heed the portent of this Eclipse and seek the esoteric meaning and spiritual purpose behind the extreme polarity inherent in particular, in the first decanate of the sign, symbolized in the heavens by Ursa Minor, the wee bear whose message is this:  Only through Intuition are the real underlying truth of things to be found.

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.  - Matthew 7:7

Monday, May 14, 2012


DATA:  May 15, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m. EDT - Washington, D.C.

Although the chart is for the USA, everyone on the globe will experience the retrograde of Venus in Gemini square the Moon in Pisces.  Venus represents a nation's resources, banks, bankers and has a strong association with war.  Venus in Gemini desires variety in the pursuit of these things.  On the world front that variety may encompass currencies and shenanigans of central banks to which the retrograde condition now causes a screeching halt.

Venus is conjoined the Fixed Star Alnilam, the Central star of Orion's belt...noted for brief fame and scandal.  It has the influence of Jupiter/Saturn and is described as fortunate.  Jupiter/Saturn are the business planets...perhaps the good fortune for the masses will be that scandalous practices will be brought to the light of day and dealt a blow from which their perpetrators will be unable to recover.

The Moon represents the masses, the public, the common people and the population as a whole.  The Moon in Pisces makes it harder to deal with the harsh aspects of reality.  Enter the square between Venus and Moon:  The result is stress, dynamic tension and an emotional battleground as social relations go "kaput" and business and  public relations bog down...escapism is the order of the day in an attempt to avoid the effects of financial extravagance.

Venus will turn direct in motion on June 27, 2012 at 7* Gemini 30'.  For the USA, this will conjoin natal 6th house Uranus and give rise to unexpected military events.  This is ominous in light of the tight square of transiting Pluto square transiting Uranus in the nation's 4th house, both planets making contact to natal Uranus.   Are you prepped to the max? 

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it.  And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
 - John F. Kennedy -

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


DATA:  March 4, 1837 @ 2:05 P.M., LMT

Frank Sinatra, in his tribute to Chicago

The other side of the coin:  A culture of gangsters, led by Al Capone, who engineered the Valentine's Day Massacre, the name given to the 1929 murder of 7 mob associates...Al Capone's South Side Italian gang and Bugs Moran's North Side Irish gang.  You'll note Pluto, planet ruling gangsters, is elevated in the 10th house conjoined the Midheaven.  On February 14, 1929, Pluto was transiting Chicago's 12th house (assassination) inconjunct natal 7th house (open enemies) Moon.

Then there is Dion O'Banion, former mob boss of the North Side Irish gang (murdered by Capone in 1924)...Tony Accardo, a hitman for Capone.  In a class by himself is John Dillinger, a prolific bank robber.

Saturn holds sway over 4th house matters.  It is retrograde in Scorpio.  The essence of Saturn is slow and patient, cunning and stealthy.  It symbolizes structure, limitation, restriction, contraction, responsibility, stability, endurance...and karma.  Scorpio is a sign primarily of crisis, a battleground whose initial purpose is self-mastery through ceaseless crises in a house (4th) that represents the base of the city itself and points to something in the psyche which must be uncovered and brought into the light of day before it can be dealt with constructively.  The retrograde condition exposes a lack of discipline and a lack of responsibility that unless correction is undertaken willingly, will be dealt with by circumstances conducive to Saturn's nature.

The Full Moon of May 5, 2012 at 16* Scorpio 01' fell on Chicago's natal Saturn, warning that the bill collector has arrived.  Transiting Saturn is retrograding through the 4th house, another signal that justice is about to be levied upon the city.

On May 20th/21st a NATO Summit is scheduled to take place in Chicago, the 20th being the day of a Solar Eclipse that falls into the 11th house of circumstantial developments, due to the trend of affairs.  As Chicagoans may expect the unexpected, an out-of-state trip a few days prior to the summit would serve them well.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


DATA:  May 5, 2012 @ 11:36 P.M., EDT - Washington, D.C.

A lunation in Scorpio generally signifies money lost (Moon opposition Jupiter) through the resources of others.  Watch for news concerning income tax, mortgage payments, social security, retirement funds, and insurance settlements.  In the 10th house we may expect dictatorial tendencies from those in authority.  The best approach is to pay and collect your debts and to avoid revealing your valuable assets.  Headline news may be on the passing of an important person.  I'd include bank robberies, but the banks have already robbed us.

The Moon of the Full Moon falls into the 10th house, placing focus on the USA national image, the government, and he-who-vacations-while-the empire-burns.  Of the 17th degree of Scorpio astrologer Adriano Carelli states:  "..the total absence of even the slightest amount of civil courage.  To be more accurate, that slightest amount would have been no moral virtue but merely a show of some political value, so that the absence of even that much results not only in cowardice but in imbecility as well."  Our government in action...your tax dollar at work.

Saturn, ruler of the Full Moon Ascendant, is retrograde in Libra, occupying the 10th house, closely opposed to Mercury in the 4th house...time for the sitting president to finish off the country while negatively cooling communications?  Using the media to foster an unwarranted attack on his own secret service what end?  The 8th house Mars in opposition to 2nd house Neptune suggests a diversion to divert the public's awareness away from unsustainable debt and a nation on the brink of financial disaster.  Is it false flag time yet?

A  10th house Saturn foretells of a downfall from great heights.  Not only in this Full Moon chart but in the natal horoscope of the USA does Saturn occupy the 10th house, the natal promise being a fall from grace.  If we haven't hit bottom yet, it won't be long now.

To the few kind folks who took the time to wish Mr. Puppy a Happy Birthday:  May you be blessed forever.

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