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Ron Bippus, Canada
Michele Adler, USA
Adam Gainsburg, USA
Kat Miller, USA Alejandro Christian Luna, Argentina Ciro Discepolo, Italy
Greek Medicine & Astrology ‐1 & 2 Great Depression Or Not
David Osborn, USA Robert Gover, USA
The Great Depression & Now The Power Of Image In Astrology
Robert Gover, USA Grazia Mirti, Italy
Lorin Cerina, Croatia Paul Langeveld, Netherlands
Holly Hall, USA Jay Weiss, Sweden
Dr Tony Phillips, USA
SA N Sundara Rajan, India
Terri McCartney, USA Chandrashekhar Sharma, India
Margaret George, U.K
Krishnamurthy S, India Krishnamurthy S, India
Paresh Desai, India
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Timing Cupid ‐ From A Researcher's Diary 12 Signs In 2009 th
7 degree of Aquarius/Leo Axis & Other Thoughts The Lunar Nodes on the Solar Markers Transits and Switchphrases Historia de la Astrología – History of Astrology (Spanish) Active Astrology – 1
Deklinacije – Declinations (Croatian) New Horary System Revealed Astrology For Beginners ‐1 Bible & Astrology ‐1 Moon Venus Conjunction 27th Feb 2009
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1st Annual Issue
t is as if it was only yesterday we started this magazine and a year has so quickly gone by.
Before we come to astrology I would like to thank all the readers and support team for making this venture a new chapter in the history of astrology. Never before has a publication in astrology gone so far and wide. It has been a very humbling experience & we bow to the 7 Arch Angels and 7 Sages â€? Saptarishis and ask them for guidance forever; may they forgive our mistakes. This space that is called the Publitorial has maintained 3 things a) A personal approach in its writings since astrology primarily is a science about humans and humans are people with emotions. The astrological community is one big family is our attitude. b) The astro techniques that are mainly written in publitorials are those that are fresh for both the western counterpart and also the Vedic astrology practitioners and it is a difficult task to keep it fresh every time. c) It has been observed that â€˜To be a Great Astrologer it is not important to know great techniques but the attitude with which you approach the subject, determines your success in the subjectâ€™ and these qualities will always be discussed here as no one talks about it. Best Article Award We would soon be setting up a separate link for you to poll on the articles that have contributed towards astrology; kindly note that only registered members can poll. This will be a yearly poll on the best articles that have appeared in the magazine. Articles written by Saptarishis Astrology will not be put up for voting in order to create unbiased polling. Kindly look at the end of this Publitorial for Life Time Achievement Award.
As we start this very 1st annual issue, we must dedicate this huge volume at the holy feet of an elderly astrologer by the name of N. Sundara Rajan, who was the originator of the idea of 5
starting a new magazine. We wanted to start a magazine only for the topmost scholars but after we received repeated complaints we have introduced several articles for the beginners or semi advanced students so that this becomes a complete family magazine for all categories of astrologers. In this issue you would find some fantastic articles and researches by Ron Bippus from Canada who upon this publishers request spent 6 months working on collecting data and came out with a method to time relationships, his work must not be ignored today when divorce rates are high and matches does not happen. Adam Gainsburg’s article is very smooth and even Indian astrologers should read it. We also should not miss the great astrologers work of Mr Ciro Discepolo from Italy, his research can be fruitfully used by both systems of astrology effectively. Paul Langeveld from Netherlands (92 years old) had promised us few months back that he would reveal his new horary system to be published in Saptarishis Astrology and he has kept that promise. Mr Langeveld kept this information to himself for decades as he worked on it quietly and finally the time has come for it to savored by all. It is requested of readers to read Margaret’s article on Comet Lulin and see if the houses moved about by the Comet in ones natal chart have been affected around the time of the comets arrival, provided of course Jupiter is affected in ones natal chart. It is certain ‘Bible and Astrology’ would raise some eyebrows but surely make us all think what has been the best kept secret since thousands of years. Jay has worked on this for months and months and deserves applause. Robert Gover’s article has been a super hit as usual. He does not deserve a special mention as he is an old hand in Economic Astrology apart from being a popular writer in the West. Once again we must take you to this fantastic researcher from USA whose work has not been paralleled by any Indian astrologer so far and that is Michele Adler’s phenomenal research on degrees. Do read it with delight; make her work your Guru and some new light can come in Indian Astrology in that area. Let us look at some of the world events with a new system of astrology that can be practiced both by the western astrology adepts & Vedic astrology counterparts.
Economic Meltdown & Banking System Western Astrology Standpoint Before we venture into world events explanation from astrological standpoint, readers must bear that the real secret behind these transits will be revealed at the very end of this piece. 1 Bank mortgage companies and financial institutions come under Jupiter . Income from interest is also governed by Jupiter the same 12th century work Phaladeepika says, so let us see Jupiter and apply some ancient rules that were revealed for the 1st time in the Vol 4 under 1
Reference a 12th century work titled Phaladeepika by Mantreswara, page 95, 2008 edition, Motilal Banarsidas, Delhi.
the title Bhrighu Easy Methodology ‐ Bhrighu Saral Paddathi. In the natural zodiac the 7th house signifies businesses and 6th house signifies loans/credit. Automatically the institutions that profit from it would be governed either by the 7th house (secondarily) and/or by the 6th house (primarily). These two signs will be governed by Libra and Virgo. SA Rule 1: Wherever Jupiter sits, he ‘Destroys/Activates/Spoils’ minimum one 2
signification of the house 6th and 10th from it . Jupiter will always act in righteous ways as we all know. Taking Western zodiac on 15 Sept 2008 when Lehman Brothers Bank filed for bankruptcy Tr Jupiter was at 12 Cp, 10th from Capricorn will be the sign of Libra, the 7H of business of the Natural Zodiac which means if we apply the above ancient rule of Jupiter, it destroys the 10th from it and has destroyed many businesses worldwide including banking. Now, the 6th house of natural zodiac is the mortgage/loans that we give, the action (karma) of any house is always the 10th from it, so the action (karma) of the 6th house of mortgage companies will be the 3H of Gemini which signifies transactions. As we know banks are always transacting something or the other. Tr Jupiter in Capricorn will first shower light on the 6th from it which will be the 3H of Gemini in natural zodiac and then destroy it, so it has punished the bad karma of the banks (10th from 6th) & financial institutions. This whole affair can be explained in many ways but we would stick to brevity. th
SA Rule 2: Wherever Saturn sits, he becomes Judge Dredd or Emperor (Shahenshah) and he shouts ‘I Am The Law’. It is that house where a) Karma is unfinished & you ‘Need’ to finish it. b) You will make mistakes 2
This method was revealed in the Vol 4 Nov 2008 issue under the title Brighu Saral Paddathi‐2
c) You will be Judged for your mistakes d) If the universal law (Dharma) is not followed in that house, Saturn will destroy that house as He is the Law The seriousness of this rule has escaped us all, check 20 charts instantly or minimum 5 charts mentally as you read this and those natives whose lives you know since 60 years you would realize the magnanimity of the SA Rule 2. But, how does one remember Saturn. Saturn stands for Karma (judgment of the good and bad deeds) but how to use this Saturn Karma has escaped us Indians since time immemorial. For the westerners it is suggested to watch Sylvester Stallone’s movie ‘Judge Dredd’ and remember some of his famous lines now in the Hall of Fame Quotes – ‘I Am The Law’, remember that dialogue delivery in the famous Sly style, remember him saying when he was to be judged himself ‘I never broke the law, I am the law’. That’s typical Saturn for you; he can’t imagine breaking the law since he is the law. Many of us know that Saturn is a cold emotionless planet, just think of the synchronicity and more proof that Stallone was actually playing the role of Saturn when he said in that movie ‘Emotions... there ought to be a law against them.’ For Indians we suggest to watch Amitabh Bachchans movie titled ‘Emperor (Shahenshah) to understand Saturn, incidentally he plays the role of a self styled law maker who moves in the night and judges you on the spot along with the verdict just like Judge Dredd. The character Shahenshah says in that movie ‘Where Shahenshah (Saturn) stands (placed in horoscope) there the court of law is created, and this court does not end till ones karmas is not read out. By profession I am a type of Judge who creates his own law, who catches on his own the culprits and one who runs the court procedure on his own and gives the verdict 3 himself.’ This is me Saturn, the Emperor (Shahenshah) of your chart. It is when astrology rules your mind 24 hrs a day 365 days and in everything you see astrology, you get far better clues for interpretation of charts, this is the secret of astrology. Now in SA Rule 2 we learnt that where Saturn sits there he judges. In western zodiac, Saturn has been in the 6th house of loans, banks, mortgages, servants, job – as he arrived in this house he started to Judge and give verdict, banking systems worldwide collapsed, people lost jobs and those still having it faced pay cuts. We all know of the famous secret Swiss Bank Accounts of the rich and famous and how the Swiss banks help in evading tax – is this good or bad karma?. See Feb 2009 related news 4 of New York Times and the unthinkable when it comes to Swiss Banks has happened ‘UBS, the largest bank in Switzerland, agreed on Wednesday 18th Feb 2009 to divulge the names of well‐heeled Americans whom the authorities suspect of using offshore accounts at the bank to evade taxes. The bank admitted conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service and agreed to pay $780 million to settle a sweeping federal investigation into its activities.’ If one has not done any bad karma since decades then why is one paying $ 780 million to settle an investigation is the question we need to ask? 3
For Indians: Court Room Scene ‐ rishite mein to hum iske (tumhare) baap lagte hain, naam hain Sahenshah, peeshe mein hum bhi aap he ke tarah ek JUDGE hain jo apne Kanoon khudh banata hain apne mujrim khud pakadta hain, unke mukadme kudh sunta hain aur faisle bhi khud sunata hain http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/19/business/worldbusiness/19ubs.html
SA Rule 3: Wherever Saturn sits he ‘Spoils/Destroys/Activates’ one of the significations of the 2nd house from it. He passes on the judgment of this house on to the 2nd house from it. The logic of why he destroys the 2nd from it will be discussed in depth in Bhrighu Saral Paddathi (BSP) ‐3 & 4 in this issue. Now see where Saturn is, he is in Virgo and destroys the 2nd from it which is Libra which stands for businesses and also being 7H of the zodiac again businesses. Each planet has these kinds of secret rules and several rules within them which Conspire Together to bring the events of this magnitude. As these rules have not been revealed so far in the BSP series it is no use expanding on it now in this short space. Indian Zodiac The value of the zodiac is called ayanamsa in Indian astrology and is roughly 22 degrees less than the western zodiac, can these same rules be applied to the Universal Zodiac (Kala Purusha Kundali) whose Ascendant is Aries. Yes it can be. Now take SA Rule 1: Jupiter destroys the 6 & 10th, Tr Jupiter is in Sagittarius and 6th from it is the 2nd house of wealth of the natural zodiac so wealth is destroyed, 10th from it is the 6th house of Virgo, banks and jobs where Mercury is placed on 15th Sept 2008 onwards being exalted so it destroyed the
banks and financial sectors and trading (stock markets) as Mercury also signifies trading. Now take SA Rule 2: Saturn judges the place where he sits and here he is in Leo in the 5th house of power, of gambling (stocks) and the 5H of gain of business (11th house signifies gains/profits and Leo is the 11th from 7H of business), apart from that Leo is the 12th house of losses to the 6th house of banks (Virgo) so Saturn activated Leo and aspected with its 3rd 5 aspect the sign Libra –business punishing the sins of these businesses. Now use SA Rule 3: Saturn destroys one of the significations of the house 2nd to it, which here Saturn being in 5
Traditional Indian astrology uses Saturn as having 3rd, 7th and 10th aspect only. For the Bollywood fanatic Indian who wants to understand 3rd aspect of Saturn in a filmi manner, kindly remember the song of Shahenshah ‘He (Saturn) has lot of strength in his arms – Bada jor hain uske Haatoo Meinnn, anderee ratoo mein sunsanh raho par………
Leo would destroy the 6th house of jobs and banks. Nearly 2.6 million jobs were lost over 2008, the highest yearly job‐loss total since 1945. On the day of the eclipse 26th January 2009 a record 86,000 people were fired on a single day as reported in Indian press though the 6 footnote weblink says 64,500. Golden Key We have taken only 2 planets Jupiter and Saturn and ideally we need to take all the planets as planets ‘Conspire Together’ to create an event, but even if we take these 2 they would form this same pattern of being in Virgo‐Capri or Leo‐Sagi in a previous cycle few decades back and in every cycle these kind of events does not happen. Most astrologers have asked this same question in opposition to Transits Theory and it has also been asked by the anti‐ astrology brigade. Infact this question is immensely crucial that it is asked by everyone whether student or masters including this author has asked and this is where we stand by our previous statement often repeated by the Yogis that ‘Jyotish is a science of the yogis and not for the householders’. This same question was asked by our wanderer the character who meets the old yogi ‘Babaji’ in the ‘Last Book Of Astrology’. I remember reading it clearly it was a Tuesday and it is a day when all the inmates of the retreat (ashram) stay away from Babaji, but once a question is asked it cannot be taken back. First Babaji smiles and then he says ‘We must spend time in getting to the basics as to who the planets are and what they are doing. Spend each day of the week thinking on each planet for minimum 5 hours, think think and think on them. Ask yourself then 1. If Mars is in the 11th house will it give the ‘exact’ same results on a chart of a man born in the year 1500s versus the chart of a man born in the 1800s vs chart of a man born in 2008. Obviously not the same result, but why, if you think hard enough either for some minutes or it could years too but you might get the answer, just ask Lord Mars with enough devotion for the answer is not in books and he just might answer. 2. Planets are not doing time pass when they travel around the zodiac, don’t they get bored travelling for centuries for 100s of times around the zodiac and delivering the same results, so now you think if they are doing something else. 3. My boy they are recording the events, the actions that you have done in each cycle of movement around the zodiac and when the time comes as per their own law they deliver the result of your karma by judging you of the previous actions of either the previous cycle or within the cycle (key). Deciphering this is the toughest part Taking cue from this book ‘Last Book of Astrology’ it is understood that if Jupiter (manager of banking institutions) and Saturn (law maker) has in the last 12 and 30 years recorded all the karmas of these banks and accountants and people related to businesses and jobs and seen that ‘Hey, these guys are crooked they keep on charging the customers unnecessarily, they invest in shady deals that too money of others, create bogus accounts, act as safe haven for money launderers in garb of blue collar jobs and customer service, hey nowadays people are not working properly, not serving their employers, men are not doing ethical businesses dramatically cheating around so ask the question a) Would there not be a difference in Karma in two different cycles of 30 years (Saturn), 1978 to 2008 vs 1948 to 1978 or in each 12 year cycle (Jupiter) 6
b) If the Karmas in the two different sets of years are not the same then how will the result of Jupiter and Saturn be the same c) How will the transits results of these two planets be the same Hence observation of Karma around us becomes the ‘Biggest Teacher In Astrology’ and that is the reason we have often maintained in this very Publitorial that the last book of astrology is a phenomenal piece of work since it makes us all think as to our very basics and it is not a typical astrology book of techniques.
India’s 9/11 The chart below is in the western zodiac and will be displayed below in Indian format but western ayanamsa and later with Indian ayanamsa. The Asc is 0Ge53, as we had revealed in previous writings whatever is ones ascendant take two things of note a) Take note of the Asc sign in the natural zodiac that will display specific traits and b) go to the same number house in the chart and that too will display specific traits. In India’s chart Ge is the ascendant which means the Gemini sign of communication and trading, and the 3H of this chart as Ge is number 3, and 3H shows IT, computers, communications (telephony) and trading, here additionally 4 planets sit showing the ‘Stress’ on the house and incidentally India has excelled in all these matters, we are not aware if astrologers gone by ever pointed that India would excel in these areas, but one can test it on charts and see how this technique is working out. E.g if you are a Leo sign the number 5 sign, then the 5H of Intelligence (buddhi), children, getting new job (8th from 10th) would be an Important Factor/Theme in your life.
If you are a Virgo then accidents, obstacles, fighting with authorities for unjust atrocities committed upon you or serving people through astrology or compassion, if Scorpio then occult, inheritance issues all these will crop up and you as an astrologer should never forget to keep this in your mind before you embark on reading any chart.
The Attack On 26th Nov 2008, terrorists took Mumbai city hostage and this was predicted one month back by ‘Babaji’ an Indian magazine by the elderly editor Shri Lachman Das Madan, probably the only astrologer to predict in advance. Let us today go unconventional and get to the root of astrology ‘Is Astrology all about predictions or is it not first to understand ‘Who We Are’? & ‘Why did this happen’?
A chart does not just show the future, it show the past, present and the future. Here in this space let us look into those areas of India’s chart which our ancestors have avoided writing. The 1st house has North Node (rahu), rahu means foreigners and rahu denotes separation, so one predicts that the history of these people were that of foreigners (Britisher’s & Muslims) and they separated (rahu‐separation) from them. The Asc sign is Taurus which is 2nd number sign so Taurus qualities of being bull headed and opinionated, fixed in ways and mindset, ever talkative (2nd house of speech) will dominate the lives of Indians. All of us know this is truth of us. In 2nd house there is Mars (fiery) and it disposits the 12H (secret enemies & past karma) and 7H where Ketu (secretive and separative) is there. So since Ta is the Asc and in 2nd house there is Mars whose traits we just saw, we are always dodged down by secret enemies, our past karmas (of hatred) and infact for everything we blame it on past karma).
Now to the question at hand, did the Nov 08 attacks have a past karma? Obviously these particular terrorists are not mad to choose any country, they do not choose a country like China but they choose India, why India, obviously we must have done something to deserve it, this question how it is to be traced by astrology is the key and a very difficult key to unlock. The one who unlocks the ‘Precise Timing Of Karma’ will not stay long to be an astrologer our ancients have said it in hushed tones. Since we were on the topic of Jupiter in SA Rule 1, let’s see it in natal chart of India. Jupiter In India’s chart 8H is the house of Karmic Debts, here the 8L Jupiter is placed in the natural 6H of debts, obstacles, fighting, mistakes, misinterpretation, cheating. Mark all these key words and lets come to the basic signification of Jupiter it means religion & religious people. The 8H of Supreme Karma is Jupiter it shows religious people but since it falls in the ‘6H of Fighting’ it shows we Indians are always fighting over religion and religious scriptures. It’s not just the fight between Hinduism vs Islam or Christianity, within our Hinduism itself we keep on dividing, dividing and dividing. It is presumed the Colonial Rulers of India learnt their famous ‘Divide & Rule’ through us only and implemented it further on us. 6H is the ‘House Of Mistakes’ and maybe somehow the people in power have committed mistakes in our religious past and interpretation of it. Saints and yogis and even Incarnations have come and shown us not to be biased towards humans but we still like to interpret our scriptures the way we want, that’s the issue of the 6H of fighting, when we fight with anyone we always feel we are right and others are wrong. Inspite of all our spiritual wealth we are unable to do any amount of real spirituality. Take this case in 2008 in Rajasthan, India a 6 year old girl was thrown in live fire since she was a lower caste girl who walked through the lane adjoining the house of a higher caste. We like our Gandhi who spent his lifetime trying to tell us not to misinterpret scriptures and remove the caste system but still it prevails. It’s not just Gandhi but so many saints have come and thought us not to be biased on color, caste or creed but when we are in trouble we go to these very saints to free us of it but we don’t want to implement their teachings. Interestingly we like to say that Gods in India created this system of division based on caste creed and we in the same breath say & literally mean that our mother and father are 13
Gods, for one second imagine an ideal mother and father they never differentiate among their children (their creation) but we want to assume that our Gods are of Lesser Love and they differentiated when they created us. A wise man once said why we are so hell bent on insulting the intelligence of our Gods. How is this Jupiter functioning can be thought of in‐depth, India’s majority of religions (Jupiter) says do not kill even an insect (jupiterean way) but when it comes to devouring humans or mentally torturing other humans, hurting others hearts or cheating someone in business or life, we for that matter still feel it is a vegetarian act. We still go to temples and saints and say God is Great. This is due to our misinterpretation of Jupiter’s values as it is placed in the 6H of mistakes. 6H is ‘House Of Cheating’ or ‘Being Cheated’ and there is Jupiter (knowledge), Indians often use their astrology, mantra mumbo jumbo to fool themselves and foreigners. For everything there is a mantra or a remedy, how come inspite of all our mantras & remedies the people of India suffer through poverty and corruption. Infact most astrologers of India have clients who are highly corrupt, do you think so the ‘Soul of Astrology’ – Jyotisha Purusha is going to leave these astrologers or their families alone. There is a very funny side to 6H and that is it is a mixture of two things ‘house of cheating and being cheated’, another way of looking at it is it is house of inferiority (servants) & superiority (when you fight you feel superior) and this strange ‘House of Double Dichotomy’ has been so far ignored by ancient writers. Now how to see this double dichotomy, see Jupiter the most intelligent and religious planet is in this house of double dichotomy of inferior/superior, of serving/fighting attitude – two opposite traits. So you find our religious (Jupiter) leaders and astrologers (Jupiter) will act very humble (servant) but at the same time display huge ego. A westerner often feels very confused to identify an Indian who acts extra humble and in the same breath displays huge ego. This 6H which carries with it the fruit of the 2H of Gemini trait cannot be ignored. 6H is House of Dowry, 7th house stands for marriage and 12th from it stands for the losses, expenses governing marriage & also the comforts for other partner (7H). When dowry is given it is the expense and loss of someone. Jupiter stands for religion & it seems 7 we have legalized or rather religised dowry, how unique it is that not a single Govt or saint has been able to eradicate dowry from our society due to which husbands and their parents have burnt women alive since time immemorial and what not. We worship female deities but we curse the day a girl is born in our house, even till date it happens on a major scale. Jupiter stands is the ruler of the 9 th house of religion & righteous action in Natural Zodiac, it placed in the 6h of mistakes shows how we have contorted our religion and dharma to suit our needs. This is our past and present of India. Remember this Jupiter is 8L of Karmic Debts in 6H of debts, dowry and marriage becoming a religious function (Jupiter) has become a Debt (6H) for all of us and many take huge loans to get their children married which they are unable to pay back the debts (6H) back. This menace of dowry is one of the most significant problems of India and astrologers can’t solve it but they need to remove out a research article that shows if woman child will be troubled due to dowry or not, this fear every parent carries for 30 years from the day a girl is born in ones household. A young man in astrology told us that some of us claim to be research specialists how come no research in this field has come about forget about eradication of the menace. 7
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6H is House of Servants and over there Jupiter the significator of children is sitting, which means children will be our servants, child labor is rampant in India in most industries & even in the house of the poor cum the elite even though the govt woke up about it after 60 years but we don’t feel bad about it as every day we go to temples. 6H is the House of Sin of Girl Child in India’s chart and see Jupiter represents children and 6H is the maraca house (2nd from any house is maraca) from 5H of children, this Jupiter is placed in Venus sign of Libra representing girl child and as it is death inflicting house (maraca) apart from being 6h of loss, a girl child is not wanted and is often aborted even in today’s age, often helped by doctors (Jupiter‐vaidya) and astrologers (Jupiter) by indicating the sex of the child beforehand. See Jupiter along with A9 is in 6H of India’s chart and they will do adharma (non righteous actions). 6H is House of Fighting and over there Jupiter the significator of religion is sitting, our religious leaders love fighting among ourselves and further dividing India. Western astrologer might not understand this but in brief via Jaimini Astrology Jupiter is Career significator (Amatyakaraka) in India’s chart and Jupiter stands for religion and its allied 8 branches like astrology is big career now and great to fight about. 6th House is not the house of praise and Jupiter represents astrologers, incidentally astrologers are not well respected in India and often part of jokes in society and movies. Here astrologers don’t respect each other as Jupiter is in 6H and normally you won’t find one top astrologer praising another top astrologer, God (Jupiter) stopped making those astrologers who would. In the ‘Now’ we must learn one secret, see this Jupiter is in the 6H of servants, serving others, so whatever knowledge (Jupiter) you learn in India or from India, it first needs to be used to serve others and then the automatic fruits (money, fame etc). It cannot be the other way around – this is such an important key and it is sad when some people do not have time to give knowledge out in form of books or articles one wonders if they have seen India’s chart specifically; apart from the general know how that knowledge needs to be used to help people. In conclusion to the above lets think with the astrology we know, Jupiter is the planet of blessings of Gods, sitting in the 6H which is considered not an auspicious house do we have the blessings of the Gods, SA Rule 1: 10th from Jupiter – Natal Jupiter is in the 6H so it will destroy, harm & contort the 10th from it which is the 3H of one’s actions where 4 planets are placed including the 9th lord of religion and Jupiter itself is the significator of religion. What does this translate into? It shows that our actions inspired by religion are actually anti humanity (anti dharmic ‐9L of dharma). We can lie to ourselves that we are highly religious or righteous in our actions (dharmic) but a chart does not lie to an honest astrologer. If you use this 10th from Jupiter technique in the 9 th harmonic chart which will always show the cruz of the
Indians can refer to Jupiter’s Natural Period (Naisargik Dasa) that ran from 1979 to 1997 and you can think of the religious riots that have taken place and new religious‐political parties that have emerged who have taken religion as the core issue and not good governance.
Problem. See Jupiter in 3H of actions & free will (parakram), this becomes religious actions and 10th from it is Rahu (muslims/mlechas/foreigners) placed in the 12th house of secret enemies. It need not be spelt out what this 10th from Jupiter is doing to Rahu. Let us follow what Gandhi taught us; to exhibit love for all & the enemy within is the greatest enemy. Let us not aggravate the 6H of enemies more. This exhibition of 6H of enemies and fighting is so easily displayed in Vedic astrology internet forums where foreigners shy from writing since they know a truth and talk often among themselves ‘Indians like to talk of spirituality only but when it comes to walking their talk, they can’t, in an instant Indians fight on forums trying to prove themselves superior over fellow Indians on knowledge front. Any Indian forum of astrology if viewed once in a month looks like a place akin to an asylum of mentally retarded jupitereans’. One would like to end this piece with a thought, ‘the role of astrologers in any society is to create better humans, if we astrologers can’t display qualities of a good human being what are we going to create in others’. Though this might sound as putting ourselves down but still in our hearts all of us want this India to improve and in our small ways we all contribute and will continue to contribute to make it a better place.
Vol 5 Feb 2009 – 1st Annual Issue It was 2007 and we were talking to a legendary old astrologer from Chennai, we were complaining that ‘The Astrological Magazine’ has closed down now what will happen to good astrology whereupon that old man said why don’t you start a magazine and I will be the editor’. We thought very deeply for 24 hrs, did not consult a single astrologer on the biggest decision of our life and after those 24 hrs an affirmation was given, without realizing the gamut of the whole affair of what we were getting into. This is how ‘Saptarishis Astrology’ started, though now again it has restarted with new management and all of us should support it by subscribing to it and the question comes into mind if Saptarishis Astrology should still continue. Coming back, though the old astrologer got busy with writing a book that we ourselves were insisting from a long time to him, but his love and blessings towards us continued. Though he has not been able to write an article till now but 16
in this issue you would find an article on ‘Combinations for Successful Astrologers’ by him. It is this man whom we dearly love and respect for it is maybe some past life connection we have always felt towards him. Hence we dedicate this 1st Annual Issue to him, to our beloved Shri N Sundara Rajan. He shall never be forgotten even though the younger generation does not know about his vast contribution to the science. In this issue you would find a great research by Mr. Krishnamurthy on birth time rectification please put all your energy in applying it and testing it further on extremely accurate birth times, if feedback is given it will help in improving or correcting the method, you as a reader owe it to astrology & can’t be counted among those who can only criticise but not contribute constructively. Yenbeeyes one of the most hardworking astrologers that we know has written a novel piece on how to identify if a chart is male or female apart from his enormous contribution of translating Saptarishis Nadi (an old work of the 7 sages) along with Mr. Bhaskaran Natesan. It gives us great pleasure to see an article revealed for the 1st time on True Jaimini Navamsa by Shanmukha, may he write many more such pieces for the sake of Sage Jaimini & kudos to the scholar U.K.Jha for bringing out a tantric dasa called Gangadhar Dasa, a unique work on timing events easily. This is the first time it is being revealed anywhere & so far it has been only passed from guru’s mouth to student’s ear from eternity. The publishers do not expect anything less from him. Lastly on manuscript we would touch in future issue, but one of the manuscripts Guru Nadi has been translated by Chandrashekhar Sharma, it is a must read for anyone who wants to know how ancient is Jyotish. Life Time Achievement Award People have lost their jobs & many are about to, as per economic reports nearly 2.6 million jobs were lost over 2008, the highest yearly job‐loss total since 1945. The one who does not have a job and has to feed her/his family knows what it is to not have one. The real worth of astrology and astrologers comes now to bring about and research a technique by which one can do ‘Timing Of New Jobs’. A technique that is not 50% but minimum 85% accurate in its application whether it be a western astrology or Indian astrology technique. Earlier we were to announce a $10,000 (5 lakh rupee) award for any article that is 95% accurate in displays how to time new jobs, but our mentors indicated that it would be far bigger to instead accord a ‘Saptarishis Astrology Life Time Achievement Award’ to the astrologer who publishes his article on job timing. For many of you fame and money would not be the instigator to go into this kind of research so please do it for the thousands who are jobless, your technique will teach 1000s of astrologers who in turn will help 100,000s of humans and the good karma will come to you only. Some of you astrologers might be jobless, think of the suffering you are going through, instead of devoting time to internet forums spend it collecting 20 charts and research on a simple yet effective method of timing. Any technique needs to be simple and effective for it to be instantly universally acceptable is what we must remember. As we wind up this Publitorial of the 1st Annual Issue we welcome the new volunteers Dr. Gurusaravanan from USA, Renay Oshop from USA, Carole McMechan from Canada & N.Suryanarayan from India. As a mark of respect and gratitude to those who subscribed to the magazine a separate page is put in their honour. Finally we thank with folded hands the team members & family of Saptarishis Astrology magazine whose love and support have been a constant encouragement in times of despair and it’s easy to get depressed while serving astrology with whatever little one does. 17
Timing Cupid ‐ From A Researchers Diary By Ron Bippus, Canada.
any people have wondered about the magic that drives the timing of love and romance. All sorts of theories have been proposed, some of them rational and some of them clearly not. Rules of the Love Game
on Bippus is a professional Astrologer
with 35 years experience. Ron has re-typed all of William Lilly's "Christian Astrology" and it is now available in modern English. This is the most informative book ever written on the art of horary astrology. As well, Ron has turned Lilly’s horary astrology information into a modern horary textbook entitled appropriately enough the “Horary Handbook”. He lives and practices in Toronto, Canada.
1. In astrology, the houses that deal with relationships are the 1st and 7th houses or ascendant/descendant axis. For this reason it is also known as the relationship axis and the signs on its cusps indicate the native’s ability and desire to form partnerships, whether these are romantic or business relationships. The planets that rule the signs that are on the cusps of these houses are crucial to motivating people to start relationships. The 1st house and its ruler represent the personal motivations of the native or person who owns that natal chart. The 7th house and its ruler indicate the marriage partner. 2. In classical astrology, the Moon always co‐ rules the ascendant or 1st house and describes the native’s emotional needs. Therefore, it is as important in relationships as the planets that rule the sign on the 1st house cusp. The ascendant/descendant axis and its rulers are always involved at the start of a relationship.
3. The 10th and 4th houses or MC/IC axis is also involved in relationships because having the ability to earn money and financially support a marriage partner and children is crucial to long term stability. The 10th house or MC rules career or business and allows the native to earn the financial resources needed to support a marriage partner. The 4th house rules the home and family and if the MC/IC axis or its rulers are activated by dynamic aspects then the relationship generally grows into a marriage. Especially effective are easy aspects to the MC/IC axis because a trine to the MC also is a sextile to the IC; a flourishing career or business provides the native with the money to turn a romantic relationship into a marriage. A square to the MC is also a square to the IC, and if a relationship starts under such difficult aspects it is not as likely to evolve into marriage. Dynamic aspects to the Nodes may also activate the relationship drive, but generally this is a minor issue unless the Nodes are conjunct the angles and so drive a strong need for new social connections. 4. The 5th house and its ruler signify the native’s sexual attraction or romantic feelings and the desire to procreate and have children. You don’t need to be married to have sex and children, but it is beneficial for the children if they grow up in a stable home under the nurturing guidance of both parents. The 5th house and its ruler generate intense excitement and romantic feelings and are always involved at the start of romantic relationships for at least one of the partners. 5. When the planets that rule the angles are moved by some dynamic method such as progression, direction or transit and thereby make aspects to natal points then the native will feel the urge for companionship. Or the reverse can also be true, with these planetary rulers of the angles being aspected by any dynamic planet. 6. The dynamic methods most obviously useful in relationships are Secondary Progressions and Solar Arc directions, except where the angles are in signs ruled by Jupiter or Saturn. Jupiter rules the signs of Sagittarius and Pisces, and Saturn rules Capricorn and Aquarius. In the above cases the transits are just as important as progressions. I use both the classical and modern planetary rulers of the signs since the documented data clearly show that they both work. This means that Uranus is co‐ ruler of Aquarius and Pluto is co‐ruler of Scorpio. However, I always look at the classical rulers first since they are much more often involved than the modern rulers. Venus and Mars play no role in the beginning of a romance unless they rule an angle or the 5th house. In this case even their transits to natal planets and angles are useful in triggering relationships. In most cases it is quite easy to see who fell first or deeper in love by looking at the number of dynamic aspects that activate the important relationship points. People who have a dozen dynamic aspects activating the relationship points all at the same time have little choice but to feel a deep need for romantic involvement. Whether the partner’s chart is activated to the same extent does not seem to matter all that much. Generally, the more enthusiastic partner powers the relationship and sweeps the other person off their feet. The above conclusions are based on the analysis of 27 relationships, some of them celebrities, others very ordinary people. What they all have in common is that they all react to exactly the same planetary influences.
Below follows a detailed analysis of the romance between Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball. She was a B movie star who met Cuban born band leader Desi Arnaz on the set of the movie Too Many Girls in May of 1940 and they got married six months later. Lucille Ball was born on the 6th of August 1911, at 17:00 in Jamestown, New York. This gives her chart Capricorn rising with Venus ruled Libra on the 10th and Taurus on the 5th. Assertive Mars ruled Aries is on the 4th house cusp. Her father died when Lucy was four years old, and she was raised mostly by her maternal grandparents. At sixteen she was sent to acting school by her mother to keep her away from criminal friends. Her acting skills were not particularly good, and she ended up playing roles in low grade movies. One of these parts was a role in the movie Too Many Girls. In order to set the stage for how the romance worked out I looked at the transits for a time period of four months, starting with the month before the relationship began. That way I could see the astrological motivators before, during and after the start of the relationship. I 21
also looked at progressions and directions for two months before and after the beginning of the romance. Let us look at the progressions first. In the following section I will state the dynamic aspect followed by its psychological interpretation. In March, Lucy had Solar Arc Mercury, which is natally in her 8th house of debt, square her Moon in the 1st. She needed money badly and felt stressed because of it. In April her progressed Moon trined Venus ruler 5th and 10th, so she was ready to accept a new 5th house love and romance as well as 10th house career and financial opportunities. By July the progressed Moon had conjoined natal Uranus in the 1st, bringing the excitement and thrill of a new relationship with the sexy and much younger Desi Arnaz. Next the progressed Moon squared the MC/IC axis, driving the need to expand her career as well as cement her relationship to Arnaz by marriage and buying a home. In April Saturn ruler 1st was transiting her 4th and trine the Ascendant and conjunct the North Node; this set the stage for the focus on her relationship and family security needs. By May, Saturn opposed Jupiter in the 10th, indicating that maybe her relationship with Desi brought her unwanted notoriety at work. She really worried about the age difference. Saturn also trined the Moon ruler 7th; she was obviously happy to have found a lover who met her emotional needs. Transiting Jupiter was conjunct the 4th house cusp and trine the Ascendant, again repeating the need for home and marriage. In June, transiting Saturn trined Mercury, indicating her finances were much better now. Transiting Uranus coâ€?ruler 2nd trined Venus, repeating the theme of greatly improved finances and also highlighting the sexual intensity of her new found romance. Transiting Jupiter trined Moon ruler 7th, bringing thoughts of marriage to her mind. Transiting Saturn squared natal Sun, indicating Lucy`s fear of social disapproval of her relationship with a man who was six years younger. They eventually agreed to lie about their age and both claimed to be born in 1914. Saturn then conjoined Mars ruler 4th in the 4th, driving the need for marriage and a common family home. Desiderio Arnaz was born on the 2nd of March 1917 at 12:17 PM, in Santiago de Cuba on the island of Cuba. This gives him 23 Gemini rising, Pisces on the 10th and Libra on the 5th house of romance. His family fled to the USA because of political troubles, and Desi was raised in Miami. In April 1940 he had Solar Arc Mars ruler 6th of work and 11th of business income, which is natally conjunct the MC, square the natal Moon. This activated his career and work ambition as well as his sex drive. In May the progressed Moon sextiled Mars, sextiled the Sun and sextiled the MC. His career and finances were doing fabulously well and he could well afford to think about relationships. In April transiting Jupiter ruler 7th and 10th sextiled Mercury ruler 1st, sextiled Uranus, sextiled Ascendant, squared Saturn. The need to start a relationship must have taken over his whole life. He was in love with love but had serious intentions with Saturn involved. Transiting Saturn squared Neptune coâ€?ruler 10th, conjoined Jupiter and sextiled the Moon. With Neptunes involvement he just had to find his goddess and his feelings were over the top. Also in May Uranus squared Mercury ruler 1st, and the need for the wild excitement of a new love was definitely on his mind. In May transiting Neptune squared the ascendant, indicating the likelihood of falling helplessly in love and idealizing his partner to the utmost. Transiting Jupiter sextiled Venus ruler 5th, sextiled Pluto, squared Neptune, conjoined natal Jupiter. The need to expand his social and professional relationships as well as his romantic life was on his mind when he met Lucy.
In June transiting Jupiter sextiled the Moon in his 1st and transiting Saturn sextiled the Sun in his 10th and sextiled the MC. Desi’s career and relationship were doing incredibly well and his romance with Lucy was seen in a positive light by the movie producers. In July transiting Neptune squared the ascendant/descendant axis. The time had come to take this romance to the next level and move forward with a commitment. Transiting Jupiter sextiled Mars, Sun, and the MC. The movie really boosted his career and allowed him to consider a permanent arrangement like marriage. Transiting Pluto co‐ruler 6th of work conjoined Neptune. The fame and fortune he had hungered for were falling in his lap. Desi and Lucy were married on the 30th of November 1940. The marriage failed all too soon due to his constant extramarital affairs. He simply could not turn down an offer of sex from a woman. The rules for predicting romance in a chart are simple and predictable and appear to work all of the time. One needs to see the rulers of some or all four of the angles activated, either by being aspected by dynamic planets or these rulers of angles themselves moving through the chart and activating other planets. It doesn’t seem to matter in which direction the energy flows, as long as it relates to the angles. Throw in the Moon as the indicator of the native’s emotional needs and the ruler of the 5th for romance and excitement and the picture is mostly complete. 23
Appendix 1. Male ‐ Ron Bippus ‐ 5 Feb 1945, 8:02 AM, Slupsk, Poland Female – Barbara Bippus – 1 Nov 1946, 12:30 London, England Met on her 23rd birthday, 1 Nov 1969. He had: SA ASC sextile Mars, PR Moon ruler 5th trine Sun ruler 7th, sextile MC, SA Venus sextile ASC, TR Uranus co‐ruler 1st conjunct Neptune in his 7th, and TR Pluto conjunct natal Jupiter in the 7th. TR Jupiter trine Sun ruler 7th, sextile MC, trine ASC, TR Saturn sextile Saturn, TR Neptune square ASC/DES She had SA Jupiter sextile Moon ruler 7th, PR Moon sextile Neptune and conjunct SN, TR Jupiter trine Uranus in the 5th, square Moon, TR Uranus trine Saturn ruler 1st Married on 24 Aug 1974 He had TR Pluto square Saturn ruler 1st, and TR Saturn trine Moon, conjunct NN, TR Jupiter trine Moon, PR Moon opposite Uranus co‐ruler 1st, sextile Sun ruler 7th She had PR Moon square Jupiter and Sun, opposite Saturn ruler 1 st, SA ASC trine NN, TR Saturn ruler 1st conjunct Descendant. 2. Male ‐ Ron Bippus ‐ 5 Feb 1945, 8:02 AM, Slupsk, Poland Female – Donna Ritch, 3 Oct 1951, 7:35:47 AM, Toronto, Canada First Date 8 Jul 2006 She had PR Mars ruler 7th conjunct Mercury, SA Mars ruler 7th conjunct the ascendant, PR Moon trine Node conjunct natal Moon; SA ASC Sxt Neptune TR Jupiter ruler 5th trine NN, conjunct Moon, trine Uranus; TR Neptune co‐ruler 5th trine natal Neptune; TR Saturn ruler 4th trine Jupiter, sextile Sun, square Moon ruler 10th, sextile Neptune co‐ruler 5th, conjunct Pluto; TR Mars ruler 7th Sxt Neptune ruler 5th, sextile ASC; TR Venus ruler 1st Sxt Jupiter 5th,Tri Neptune co‐ruler 5 th. He had PR Moon trine Uranus co‐ruler 1 st, SA Jupiter ruler 10th square ASC/DES, square Moon ruler 5th, conjunct Sun ruler 7th; SA ASC square Mercury ruler 4th; PR MC conjunct Sun ruler 7th TR Saturn ruler 1st conjunct Pluto, sextile Uranus co‐ruler 1st, square Moon ruler 5th, opposite Sun ruler 7th, trine MC; TR Neptune sextile MC; TR Jupiter ruler 10th Cnj Moon, Sqr Sun, Tri Node. Married 12 Sep 2008 He had PR Moon ruler 5th square Uranus co‐ruler 1st, trine Moon, SA Mars opposite Jupiter ruler 10th, TR Saturn square Uranus, sextile Moon, TR Jupiter sextile Moon She had TR Jupiter ruler 5th opposite Uranus, TR Saturn ruler 4th sextile Moon ruler 10th and Uranus, conjunct SN 3. Female – Donna White, 3 Oct 1951,7:35 AM, Toronto, Canada Male – Bob Ritch 16 May 1949 – Toronto, Canada‐ No birth time First Date: 1st of June, 1971 She had PR Moon coruler 1 st sextile Mercury, PR Sun sextile Mars ruler 7th, SA Pluto sextile Moon co‐ruler 1st. TR Saturn square Mars ruler 7th, sextile MC; TR Jupiter ruler 5th square Mars ruler 7th, trine MC; TR Neptune coruler 5th sextile Mercury 24
Married 5 Jul 1974 She had PR MC conjunct Pluto ruler 2nd, PR Moon conjunct SN TR Saturn square natal Saturn ruler 4th and Jupiter ruler 5th, trine Moon ruler 10th, trine NN, TR Uranus conjunct ASC, 5. Female ‐ Amy Bippus – 17 Dec 1983, 10:37 AM, Toronto, Canada Male – Derek Sturge – 15 Aug 1979, 7:30 PM, Owen Sound, Canada First Date – 21 Sep 2002 She had: PR ASC square Uranus co‐ruler 1st, PR Moon sextile Uranus, conjunct ASC, TR Jupiter ruler 10th trine MC, conjunct DES, square Saturn, TR Saturn ruler 1st opposite Sun ruler 7th and opposite Neptune He had: TR Jupiter ruler 10th conjunct Mercury ruler 5th, sextile Moon, SA MC trine Venus in the 7th, PR Moon sextile Moon Broke‐up Sep 2008 6. Lucille Ball – 6 Aug 1911, 17:00, Jamestown, NY Desi Arnaz‐ 2 March 1917, 12:17 PM, Santiago de Cuba Met on set of film Too Many Girls May 1940, married 6 months later She had SA Mercury Sqr Moon; PR Moon Tri Venus ruler 5th, Cnj Uranus, Sqr MC TR Saturn Trine ASC, Cnj Node, Saturn Opp Jupiter, Tri Moon; TR Jupiter Tri ASC, Cnj IC; TR Saturn Trine Mercury; Uranus Trine Venus, TR Jupiter Trine Moon, TR Saturn Sqr Sun, Cnj Mars He had SA Mars Sqr Moon; PR Moon Sxt Mars, Sxt Sun, Sxt MC TR Jup ruler 7th and 10th Sxt Mercury ruler 1st, Sxt Uranus, Sxt ASC, Sqr Saturn; TR Saturn ruler 8th Sqr Neptune coruler 10th, Cnj Jupiter, Sxt Moon; Uranus Sqr Mercury. TR Neptune coruler 10th Sqr ASC, TR Jupiter ruler 10th and 7th Sxt Venus ruler 5th, Sxt Pluto, Sqr Neptune, Cnj Jupiter. TR Jupiter Sxt Moon, TR Saturn Sxt Sun in 10th, Sxt MC. th th th TR Neptune coruler 10 Sqr ASC; TR Jupiter ruler 7 and 10 Sxt Mars, Sxt Sun, Sxt MC; TR Pluto Cnj Neptune, Married 30 Nov 1940 7. Kay Taylor ‐ April 1, 1954, 6:33 am Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Klaus ‐ February 24, 1942, 4:56 am Bremen, Germany First Date: February 18, 2001, 7 pm in Emeryville, CA She had SA Mars ruler 1 st sextile Sun ruler 5th; SA Venus ruler 7th square Moon; SA Neptune trine Sun ruler 5th; TR Uranus sextile ASC, TR Neptune square Saturn ruler 10th; TR Mars trine Sun He had TR Neptune Cnj Venus ruler 10th and 5th; Uranus Sxt ASC; Jupiter ruler 1st Sxt Pluto, Sqr Sun, Trine Venus, Uranus sqr Mars ruler 4th th th PR Moon Opp Venus ruler 10 and 5 ; SA ASC Sqr Moon; SA Venus Trine Pluto; PR Moon Opposite Mercury ruler 7th, Sxt Jupiter ruler 1 st, Sxt Moon. 25
Married: October 12, 2006, 6:04 pm in Emeryville, CA She had TR Saturn ruler 10th trine ASC, TR Uranus sextile MC, TR Jupiter sextile natal Node. He had Saturn square Mars ruler 4th, trine ASC, PR Moon sextile ASC, TR Jupiter opposite Mars 8. Gary Paton: 4‐10‐1968 Fairfax, Virginia. 3:06am Caroline 12‐06‐1966 12:20am Takoma Park, Maryland First Date –Jan 11, 1998 ‐ sometime in the late morning. we had breakfast and then I showed her around town She had PR Moon conjunct Neptune ruler 7th, trine Saturn ruler 5th, conjunct Mercury ruler 1 st ‐ TR Jupiter ruler 7th square Mercury ruler 1st and square Neptune coruler 7th, trine MC, TR Saturn ruler 5th trine Sun. He had TR Jupiter ruler 10th conjunct ASC and opposite Jupiter in the 7th and sextile Sun ruler 7th. TR Pluto trine Mercury. PR Mercury ruler 5th sextile natal Mercury. PR Moon opposite Saturn ruler 1st, Trine ASC. TR Saturn conjunct natal Saturn, sextile ASC They married later that year. 9. Karen Bippus – 5 Nov 1976, 4:05 PM, Toronto Jeff Veerden – 29 Apr 1980 First Date – 5 July 2002 She had Pr Moon ruler 4th of home square MC/IC, trine Neptune, opposite Pluto. TR Jupiter square Ascendant/descendant. Saturn ruler 10th sextile ASC, trine DES, opposite Venus ruler 7th, He had PR Moon conjunct Jupiter ruler 7th, sextile Moon, conjunct Saturn ruler 10th ‐ TR Saturn ruler 10th conjunct Ascendant and square natal Saturn, opposite Neptune, trine MC, sextile Mercury ruler 5th ‐ TR Jupiter ruler 7th trine Uranus ruler 10th and square Mercury ruler 5th. He lacked self‐ esteem, later regretted involvement. 10. Michael Avery: 3 Jul 1980, 19:30, London, England Met new boyfriend 11 Aug 2008 She had SA MC Trine Pluto; PR Moon Sxt ASC; PR Mercury Trine Moon; PR Venus ruler 7th Trine Jupiter; SA Venus Sqr ASC TR Saturn ruler 10th Sxt Uranus, Tri MC, Sqr Neptune, Sxt Mercury, Sxt Sun ruler 5th; TR Jup Sxt Sun, Neptune Sxt ASC; Uranus Sqr Venus ruler 7th, Trine Mars ruler 1 st. He had SA Moon Trine ASC; SA Mercury ruler 7th Trine Neptune, Cnj Node, SA Mercury Sxt MC. TR Saturn Cnj Jupiter ruler 1 st, Sqr Venus ruler 10th, Sqr ASC; Uranus Cnj Moon, 11. Caroline Kennedy ‐ 16 Jun 1940, 10 PM, Toronto, Ontario Relationship – Aug 2008 –married in November She had TR Saturn ruler 1st Tri Jupiter, Sxt MC, Sxt Venus ruler 4th, Trine Saturn, Trine ASC, Sxt Moon; Uranus Tri Mars ruler 10th, Trine Mercury ruler 5th, th st PR Moon Cnj IC, Sxt Venus ruler 4 , Cnj Saturn ruler 1 , Trine ASC; SA Moon Trine Uranus 12. His birth data: Burcu Batur ‐ 16 July 1978 , 7:25 a.m Istanbul His birth data: Omer Keskiner ‐ 9 Mar 1978 , 2.20 a.m Istanbul 26
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8th Sep 2007 ‐ First meeting He had TR Saturn ruler 7th Square Moon, Saturn Conjunct Saturn trine MC conjunct Venus, and Jupiter ruler 5th of romance trine ascendant. TR Saturn trine MC, TR Jupiter Sextile Pluto, Trine ASC. SA MC Square Saturn, SA Pluto Square ASC, Both romance and marriage are indicated. She had TR Saturn trine ASC, sextile Jupiter ruler 1 st, TR Pluto opposite Jupiter, TR Uranus conjunct Moon. PR Moon opposite Pluto A sudden shift in relationship values that lead to more than a friendship. 10 Nov 2007 ‐ First date She had TR Pluto Square Mercury ruler 7th, TR Jupiter ruler 1st sextile MC, TR Jupiter square Mercury ruler 7th and Venus ruler 5th. TR Jupiter opposite Jupiter, TR Pluto conjunct ASC. SA Mercury ruler 7th sextile Jupiter ruler 1st. SA Mars Sextile MC, PR Moon Trine Neptune Marriage and home are possible, career will flourish. Good time to start a possible marriage. He had SA Neptune square Pluto ruler 4th. SA Pluto square ASC/DES Dreams of a home with Omer. PR ASC conjunct Venus. He is in love. 12 Jan 2007 – Committed relationship He had Transiting Jupiter ruler 5th trine Venus and Trine MC, TR Pluto Trine Saturn ruler 7th. Progressed Moon trine Saturn ruler 7th. SA ASC conjunct Venus, SA MC trine NN Good time to pursue romantic and marriage goals. She had TR Jupiter ruler 1st square Venus, square the Nodes. PR Moon conjunct IC She is ready to make new social connections and build a home. 13. My ex‐boyfriend and I had our first date on Jan. 26, 2007 at 8pm in Oshawa. Debbie Seeney, Nov 2, 1958, 2:35pm, Belleville, Ontario No data for the man. She had TR Saturn ruler 12th square Jupiter ruler 1st, TR Jupiter square ASC, TR Uranus co‐ruler 12th trine Jupiter, SA Saturn square Jupiter ruler 1 st. SA MC square Venus. Transiting Saturn trine natal Saturn, TR Jupiter trine Uranus; Transiting Neptune co‐ruler 1st trine IC The aspects are mostly hard, so the relationship was doomed from the beginning. They broke up 9 months later. 14. Brad Pitt – 18 Dec 1963, 6:31, Shawnee, Oklahoma Angelina Jolie – 4 Jun 1975, 9:09, Los Angeles, California Romance began on set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, November 2003, Australia She had Pr Sun square Mars ruler 5th and Pr Moon square Venus and Ascendant 27
Tr Saturn ruler 7th square Moon ruler 1st and square Mars ruler 5th, TR Neptune sextile Mars ruler 5th, Tr Jupiter sextile Saturn ruler 7th, Tr Saturn square Mars, TR Pluto co‐ruler 5th sextile IC. He had Pr Moon opposite Mercury ruler 7th and trine Neptune ruler 4th; SA ASC conjunct Moon, Tr Jupiter ruler 1st trine Mercury ruler 7th, sextile Neptune ruler 4th.
15. Richard Burton – 10 Nov 1925, 14:48, Pontrhydyfen, Wales Elizabeth Taylor – 27 Feb 1932, 2:00, Hampstead, England Met and fell in love during the shooting of Cleopatra in Rome ‐ Jul 1961 She had ‐ Pr Moon trine Jupiter ruler 1 st ‐ SA Neptune conjunct MC, SA ASC trine Neptune, Pr Moon trine Uranus and Venus ruler 5th – TR Pluto opposite Mercury He had – PR Sun Square ASC/DES, PR Moon ruler 5th conjunct MC and square ASC/DES, sextile Mars in 7th, conjunct Venus in 10th, SA Uranus trine MC, opposite Mars in 7th, sextile IC, SA Jupiter ruler 1 st opposite Neptune co‐ruler 1 st, TR Jupiter sextile Mercury, TR Uranus conjunct Neptune co‐ruler 1st, TR Pluto square Mercury ruler 7th, TR Saturn sextile ASC/DES 16. Tom Hanks – 9 Jul 1965, 11:17, Concord, CA Rita Wilson – 26 Oct 1956, 12:00, no birth time, Los Angeles, CA Met on set of The Volunteers, Jul 1984 ‐ He was married, she engaged to another. He had SA MC conjunct the Sun, trine Mars; PR Moon sextile MC, sextile Venus. TR Jupiter ruler 7th opposite Mercury ruler 1st; TR Saturn ruler 5th square Moon; TR Uranus trine Moon; TR Neptune co‐ruler 7th trine Jupiter ruler 7th and 4th; 17. Paul Newman – 26 Jan 1925, 6:30, Cleveland Heights, Ohio Joanne Woodward – 27 Feb 1930, 4:00, Thomasville, Georgia Met on set of Broadway play Picnic which opened 19 Feb 1953 He had TR Jupiter trine Mercury ruler 5th and trine ASC, opposite Saturn ruler 1 st, trine Venus ruler 4th; TR Neptune opposite Mars ruler 10th; TR Pluto ruler 10th conjunct Neptune. PR Moon ruler 7th sextile ASC and Mercury ruler 5th, trine Pluto ruler 10th, trine MC, trine Saturn ruler 1st She had TR Jupiter trine ASC and sextile Venus ruler 5th and 10th, sextile Pluto in the 7th; TR Saturn ruler 1st trine Moon ruler 7th PR Moon trine Neptune and Nodes, conjunct Saturn ruler 1st, conjunct ASC. PR Venus ruler 5th square ASC; PR Mars ruler 4th sextile Saturn. 18. Grace Kelly – 12 Nov 1929, 5:31, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Prince Rainier – 31 May 1923, 6:00, Monte Carlo, Monaco Met in May 1955 at the Cannes film festival She had: TR Jupiter ruler 5th trine Mars ruler 1st, square Venus ruler 7th, trine Moon; TR Saturn trine Pluto coruler 1st; TR Uranus ruler 4th trine Mars; PR Moon trine Saturn ruler 4th, Venus ruler 7th; PR Mars ruler 1st opposite Jupiter ruler 5th He had: PR Moon sextile Moon, trine ASC, conjunct MC; TR Jupiter sextile Mercury ruler 1st sextile Sun ruler 4th; TR Pluto sextile ASC; TR Saturn ruler 10th square Neptune ruler most of the 10th 19. Ben Affleck – 15 Aug 1972, 2:53, Berkeley, California Jennifer Garner – 17 Apr 1972, 8:30, Houston, Texas Met on set of Daredevil June 2002 He had: PR Moon ruler 1st conjunct Neptune co‐ruler 10th, trine Mercury ruler 4th; 28
TR Neptune opposite Mercury; TR Jupiter ruler 10th trine MC; TR Saturn ruler 7th square MC/IC, sextile Sun, conjunct Saturn; TR Uranus sextile Jupiter She had: SA Neptune ruler square Mercury ruler 1 st and 5th, PR Mercury trine Jupiter ruler 7th; PR Moon trine Mercury, conj SN, TR Saturn ruler 10th conjunct Moon, trine Uranus co‐ruler 10th; TR Pluto sextile Uranus; TR Jupiter ruler 7th square Sun ruler 4th,TR Uranus sextile Sun 20. Roy Rogers 5 Nov 1911 12:15, Cincinnati, Ohio Dale Evans, 31 October 1912, Uvalde Texas No Time They worked on several movies. He proposed in Sep 1947, married NY eve He had TR Saturn ruler 1st square Sun ruler 7th, Saturn square Saturn, Saturn square Mercury ruler 5th; TR Jupiter conjunct Mercury, conj MC, sextile Uranus co‐ruler 1st, sextile Venus ruler 4th. PR ASC opposite Venus ruler 4th; PR Moon trine Moon, trine Node; PR MC opposite Pluto ruler 10th; SA Neptune trine Moon; SA Jupiter Opposite Pluto 21. Tom Cruise ‐ 3 Jul 1962, 15:10, Syracuse, NY Katie Holmes – 18 Dec 1978, 9:32, Toledo Junction, OH Met in April 2005, engaged 2 months later in June She had PR Moon conjunct Saturn ruler 7th, trine Mercury, conjunct Jupiter ruler 5th, trine MC; SA ASC sextile Uranus co‐ruler 7th; TR Saturn ruler 1 st sextile Nodes in April; TR Jupiter ruler 5th sextile; TR Neptune opposite Moon He had PR Moon opposite Venus ruler 7th, trine Mercury; SA Uranus ruler 4th sextile Node TR Uranus co‐ruler 4th opposite Pluto co‐ruler 1st; TR Jupiter ruler 5th square Sun ruler 10th, sextile MC, trine Saturn ruler 4th, sextile Node; TR Saturn ruler 4th sextile Mars ruler 1st; 22. Humphrey Bogart – 25 Dec 1899,13:30, New York, NY Lauren Bacall – 16 Sep 1924, 2:00, New York, NY They met and fell in love on set of “To Have and Have Not” Aug 1943 He had SA MC Square Uranus; PR Moon Trine MC, Trine Venus ruler 1st; SA Pluto co‐ruler 7th trine Jupiter; PR MC sextile Mars ruler 7th; SA Jupiter Trine ASC TR Saturn ruler 10th conjunct SN, conjunct Neptune; TR Jupiter Sextile Moon, TR Jupiter square ASC/DES, sextile Pluto co‐ruler 7th She had SA MC opposite Saturn ruler 7th; PR ASC trine Jupiter; SA Mars ruler 10th and 5th opposite Mercury; SA Sun conjunct IC TR Jupiter Sqr Saturn ruler 7st, Cnj Venus ruler 4th, Tri MC; TR Saturn Sqr Uranus, Sxt Node, Sqr Sun, Tri Mars; TR Uranus Sxt Venus ruler 4th; TR Pluto co‐ruler 5th Cnj Venus 23. Brooke Shields – 31 May 1965, 13:45, New York, NY Chris Henchy – 23 March 1964, New York, NY No birth time. She started dating Henchy shortly after divorce from Andre Agassi in April 1999 She had PR Moon trine Mercury ruler 1st; PR MC sextile ASC; SA Node trine Saturn ruler 5th, TR Jupiter ruler 7th sextile Jupiter, sextile Nodes, sextile Moon, sextile MC, sextile Venus, TR Pluto opposite Jupiter ruler 7th ; TR Saturn ruler 5th trine Uranus, trine Pluto Engagement; July 18 2000 PR Moon trine Nodes and Sun, TR Saturn ruler 5th conjunct Mercury Wedding Apr 4 2001 ‐ TR Saturn conjunct Mercury, PR Moon trine Venus, TR Uranus trine Venus, SA Node trine Neptune co‐ruler 7th. 29
24. Elvis Presley – 8 Jan 1935, 4:38, Tupelo, MS Priscilla Presley – 24 May 1945, 22:40, Brooklyn Heights, NY Met in November 1959 in Germany He had PR Moon Conjunct Mercury ruler 10th, Conjunct Node, SA Moon Conjunct IC, TR Jupiter ruler 1st Sextile Venus, Sextile Node, Square Moon, Sextile Mars ruler 5th, Conjunct ASC, Square Neptune ruler 4th She had SA Saturn ruler 1st square Venus ruler 5th, PR Mercury sextile Pluto ruler 10th TR Saturn ruler 1st Square Neptune, Conjunct ASC, Opposite Saturn, Sextile Moon, Trine Mercury; Pluto ruler 10th Trine ASC; Neptune Trine Saturn, Sextile ASC
Married 1 May 1967 He had SA Venus conjunct Moon, SA Neptune co‐ruler 4th square Sun, PR Moon trine Neptune, PR MC trine Moon, TR Jupiter ruler 4th square Uranus, sextile MC, opposite Venus, conjunct Pluto, conjunct SN, TR Uranus trine Mercury ruler 10th, She had PR Moon trine ASC, SA Uranus square Neptune, PR Venus square Saturn, TR Saturn opposite Neptune, square ASC, trine Pluto, square Saturn 25. John Lennon – 9 Oct 1940, 18:30, Liverpool, England Yoko Ono – 18 Feb 1933, 20:30, Tokyo, Japan They began their affair in spring of 1967 He had PR Venus ruler 7th Sxt Pluto; SA MC Cnj Moon; PR Mars ruler 1st Cnj DES; PR Moon ruler 5th Tri Uranus, Tri Neptune. TR Sat ruler 10th Opp Mars ruler 1 st, Sxt Moon, Trine Pluto, Sqr MC, Opp NNod; TR Jupiter Sxt Mars, Opp Moon. She had SA Moon ruler 10th trine Mars ruler 7th, PR Moon opposite Mars, SA MC opposite Venus ruler 1st. TR Uranus co‐ruler 5th Sxt Pluto, Cnj Jupiter; TR Saturn ruler 4th Cnj DES, Sqr MC, Sxt Sat, Tri Moon, Cnj Jupiter Married – 20 March 1969 He: PR Moon trine Sun, PR MC conjunct Moon. PR Moon sextile ASC TR Uranus conjunct Mars ruler 1st, TR Jupiter trine Moon, conjunct Mars, She: PR Moon trine Moon, PR ASC trine Nodes, PR ASC trine Mercury 26. Demi Moore – 11 Nov 1962, 14:16, Roswell, NM Ashton Kutcher – 7 Feb 1978, 12:30, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Began dating April 2003, married 24 Sep 2005 She: PR Moon ruler 5th square Saturn, Cnj Mercury ruler 7th; PR MC conjunct SN; PR Venus opposite Moon; SA Mercury Sqr ASC. TR Saturn square ASC/DES, conjunct IC, trine Jupiter ruler 1 st; TR Jupiter square Mercury ruler 7th, square Neptune co‐ruler 1st, conj Mars, He: PR Moon Sxt Uranus co‐ruler 10th, Sqr Pluto; SA MC Trine Uranus, SA MC Sqr ASC; SA Mars conjunct IC; SA Moon Trine Uranus; TR Saturn ruler 10th trine Venus, conjunct Jupiter ruler 7th, sextile Saturn; TR Pluto Sxt Sun ruler 4th; TR Jupiter Sqr Uranus co‐ruler 10th, Sxt ASC 27. Santosh 30
19/05/1980, 11:50 am as per Indian standard time (+5.30) place ‐ Berhampur, India 84E51 19N21 wife 15/12/1986, 02:00am as per Indian standard time (+5.30) place ‐ Barua, India 84E40 18N54 Relationship started on Akshaya Tritiya ‐ 20th April 2007 He had PR Sun ruler 1 st Sxt Nodes; PR Moon Trine Uranus co‐ruler 7th, Sxt Sun ruler 1st; PR MC Sxt Nodes; SA Nod Cnj Saturn ruler 7th , SA Uranus Sxt Pluto co‐ruler 4th, TR Saturn ruler 7th Sxt Pluto co‐ruler 4th, Tri Neptune; TR Jupiter Sxt Pluto co‐ruler 4th, TR Pluto Trine ASC; This is a very powerful social and personal commitment.TR Saturn ruler 7th sextiles Pluto ruler 4th of home.TR Pluto trines ASC. You have a need to build a home and family with a marriage partner. She had PR Moon ruler 10th Trine Pluto, Trine Venus ruler 1 st, Cnj Mars ruler 7th, Sqr Saturn ruler 4th TR Uranus co‐ruler 5th Cnj Jupiter; TR Saturn ruler 4th Trine Nodes; TR Jupiter Trine Nodes, Cnj Saturn, Jupiter Sqr Mars ruler 7th This is a good financial match for her as well being a love match. On the wedding day, 29/01/2008 He had: PR Venus sextile Sun ruler 1 st. SA Mercury conjunct Venus ruler 10th and PR Mercury square Pluto ruler 4th. TR Pluto trines ASC. The focus is on building a career to build a home and raise a family. TR Jupiter opposite Venus ruler 10th. This marriage is primarily to start a home and family but is also a very public spectacle to announce the marriage She had: TR Saturn ruler 5th sextile Mercury. Words of love and romance will be heard. TR Saturn square Moon ruler 10th. The wedding is very public and everyone admires her. PR Moon squares Uranus ruler 5th and Sun ruler 11th. Her friends will have to take second place to her romance and marriage.
12 Signs In 2009
By Tricia, U.K.
009 is going to be a tough and challenging year on many fronts and for most people. First of all the governments of the world are going to be encountering many challenges to their regimes regardless of the style from dictatorship to democracy. Dramatic developments will shake up the world order and make themselves felt for the next ten to twelve years, whilst a new world order and system of governing is re established around the globe. We see both Saturn and Jupiter entering new signs this year, heralding changes ahead in the climate and in personal and interpersonal relationships. Saturn is exalted in Libra by the end of the year and will be taking to task those who fail to align themselves with fairness and justice as represented by the scales of the seventh sign of the zodiac.
Tricia has been studying astrology for over thirty five years, and currently lives in UK. She has been featured by media such as radio, TV, magazines including Starteller, and currently writes western sun columns for two UK newspapers and online magazines. She has studied Vedic astrology since 1988, and is a member of The British Association of Vedic Astrologers, whose journal Gocara has featured some of her articles. You can visit her website to find out more: www.starsite.org.uk
Saturn retrogrades from the onset of the year till May and can bring harsh lessons for all, but especially socially for the less well off, those in low paid employment as well pensioners and unions who represent those working in low paid and manual jobs. Difficult times in employment fields will upset all as old forms of employment are lost, and new ones begin to take their place. A challenge for the entrepreneurial, but very disturbing for those who just want a reliable job and work routine. This movement of Saturn is keenly felt by Capricorns and Aquarians as they have Saturn as their ruler and will find health and wellâ€?being is keenly threatened under this retrogradation. Countries ruled by Saturn such as Russia will also be 32
exercising more power but finding they have to take a step back in time as the muscle they flex is not as influential or powerful as they once believed, their range of rule over countries they denied democracy to, is waning fast, and the movement of Saturn into Libra ensures they are not going to get much support for continuing with oppressive practice in the traditional ways they once employed. Jupiter is retrograde from June till October and this is not good for commerce, publishing fields, the press generally nor for the oligarchs and oiligarchs who seek to sustain an old empire which the new order disdains and which no longer looks respectable or desirable as the new world order begins to shake up old values and priorities. More religious riots can break out and disputes between religious leaders will also make the headlines.
n December 2008 Mars your ruler conjoined with Pluto in solar tenth bringing a dramatic change into your career zone as well as your status. 2009 will see you desperately trying to find out how it happened and what you can do to put everything back to normal. Sustaining progress in life and take your expertise and initiative to opportunities for new career presented but the climate is so that losses possible outweigh the taking.
improving your public image will the limits in 2009. Certainly directions and life paths are unpredictable even you might feel advantages of any benefits of risk
You begin the year promoting major changes at work and home, and some may even be negotiating new land or property moves. After 22 August into the second half of the year, environmental conditions begin to change whether you want them to do so or not. You are advised to take extra care while travelling in January but also in September and October. More journeys in connection with work are highly likely; ensure mechanical failures don't upset plans and use reputable transport companies for boosting security levels for long distance travel. Mid February brings a weekend retreat or pleasure outing but you will be taking time to pay more care to health and exercise regimes also. July can be a stressful time due to changes demanding a new style of operating and mid September to mid October bring challenges in situation where you have to be on your toes with many around you vying for power or struggling to dominate you and take control. Venus retrograde from 6th March â€? 17th April suggests either you or a loved one, or both, 33
may be ill or be visiting someone in hospital. Expenditure can also be a source of distress at these times. Those who are single can expect some romantic attraction to raise hopes of new relationship. Avoid triangular relationships as you are scandal prone in the year ahead. By October expect to be deafened by the sound of wedding bells, but take care of finance and use any increase in income to help out when the going gets tough again by the end of December. Your best bet for 2009 if you are looking to get the most fun out of life, is to join as many groups as possible, or go on new courses to make the most of planetary support. A male associate will help with providing a new opportunity for gain and success. You can get a more tailored account of your year ahead by ordering a personal reading from Tricia at www.starsite.org.uk
ou begin the year with Mars in solar tenth actively animating a huge drive in your campaign to sort out property and career prospects. This makes you more ambitious than ever before. The second week in January brings the prospect of more travel connected to business affairs and some may even be flying at home or abroad. Ensure vehicle maintenance is up to scratch, get windscreen wipers changed, and top up the de frost, and be extra vigilant while driving. Health needs some minor attention at the start of the year also. Avoid viruses and people with sniffles. The second half of February brings a hectic time and a kick start to business affairs taking you in some new and unusual directions. March to April Venus is retrograde so be extra patient and wait for frustrations and delays to disappear rather than fighting them and lowering vitality. March to April can be challenging financially and some extra expenses or debts will force you to be extra careful with the limited resources at your disposal. Energy levels can be low at this time too. Money or lack of it can be a problem. July brings plans to fruition or completion plans made in February, and by the beginning of August you are ready for a complete new start in a different direction. A change in direction or status is important for you in the year ahead, but don't let this override the need to uphold good health regimes September 21â€? mid October brings more changes in the types of activity you get involved with and there could be the loss of one role of responsibility but this brings more leisure time. Last year was unpredictable and you would have found yourself going in one direction only to find opportunities came from another. This year brings to an end the obstacles to progress and better trends for feeling more in control of the direction you want to go in. Watch 34
August for more support for what you set out to achieve. Finances can be more reliable from June‐October so use any gains for essentials not desirables. October‐November brings a few power struggles which can be irritating but also creative as you develop new strategies to ward off those who compete for control. June is a lovely month for travel and small self indulgences, also for the possibility of romance to boost your ego. You will make extra effort to look good and admirers will be around to notice. You can get a more tailored account of your year ahead by ordering a personal reading from Tricia at www.starsite.org.uk
f you haven't already made changes then these are likely this year before the end of October, possibly bringing a promotion. However till 14th May some financial catastrophes could force you to reassess your spending habits and sort out essentials from desirables to balance the books. 2009 is a year of making new friends in high places, and feeling that the luck which deserted you last year has finally returned thank goodness! Rather than doubt yourself you begin to develop awareness that there is a higher force at work it was just that you didn't know which way they were taking you. March‐ April is not your best time for affairs related to children, investments or love affairs, wait until May for these areas of life to be less frustrating and challenging. Those entering education will find this time of year especially challenging. November and December bring a creative time of the year but also a need to work out what you want and how to gain the co operation of others in order to get it. A trine between Jupiter, Saturn and your natal sun begins to form by the end of October bringing the opportunity to make great progress into realising your dreams and hopes for the future, though you will also have to put experience and lessons learned to good use to make this a reality. Mars in solar first during late July to August can be unsettling making you prone to rash actions and impulsiveness which could bring regrets. You’ll want to initiate new friendships and business directions but find yourself overcome by insecurity and nervousness which interferes with creating good rapport. You'll tend to adopt a pioneering and overly competitive approach which antagonises people and stops them from cooperating. This gives rise to a situation in September where you will need to be extra careful about how you speak to others if you want to avoid disputes and hostility. Men around you could also be vulnerable with many distressing changes affecting their health. May ‐ July brings a pleasant and relaxing time when your talents attract admiration and a romantic interlude ensures you charm everyone under your spell. 35
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he first half of the year continues in ways you have become accustomed to while autumn could provide a financial jolt which rocks the boat a little. Jupiter moves into your solar eighth early in the year and this means good luck trends slowly change and come in from new directions. This can bring family matters to a head and if tension has been simmering then 2009 will bring them to a head with separations likely. Opposition surrounds you at the start of the year with someone trying to outsmart every move you make. It could be that cultural differences begin to create communication problems and throughout the year this will present many barriers and a need to establish new family boundaries. Men are especially antagonistic and hostile till May, then again for the second half of the year, and could be in need of a health check up, or just some TLC. By the beginning of July relationship issues reach a climax as you get caught between health constraints and career demands, and perhaps some debts which drain resources to stretching point. By the end of July you will need to carefully introduce a new health and exercise regime, and plan goals and directions more carefully for success. The 22nd July brings some space for starting new projects and for promoting your own ideas and personal goals. Take care of father figures and mentors as they could feel threatened by your thrust for freedom or are suffering major setbacks themselves. The first three weeks in August bring a little romance your way as well as deeper self understanding. You feel more attractive and your social life will be more upbeat. You could meet a soul mate in a group or team setting and this looks set to get your pulse rating. By the end of the year you encounter problems with someone who doesn't appreciate your contribution or expertise, possibly a Capricorn who feels they know better than you. You can get a more tailored account of your year ahead by ordering a personal reading from Tricia at www.starsite.org.uk
any Leo's are mourning the loss of either a love that might have been or a loved one that has departed. Financial pressures surround you and continue to do so till October, depressing family joy, and bringing likelihood of family separations before the end of October. Tough times will eventually disappear and on a brighter note, you find it easier to deal with the stresses and strains in life. Communication skills need developing so courses on how to improve them should be 36
greeted with open arms. You are wiser in the year ahead and in a better position to bring about improvements with greater ease than last year. The second week in January brings travel for work purposes while some changes in the work routines arrive during the first two months of the year. You might experience the worst side of possibly an Aquarian during 20th January to 20th February, but use the encounter to strengthen your own position, and learn new skills, rather than allowing it to turn into an explosive situation. Around 9th February you're best advised to sort out essential domestic and work administration and put personal affairs in order. Father figures or employers are encountering their own problems and will be difficult to deal with. You'll find women around you more supportive at this time. February to March can bring financial setbacks perhaps due to lack of support from the bank or credit company and money owed does not get paid. 15th June â€?13th October brings another round of spending cuts as finance or incomes are under threat. 22nd July sees good support for plans made in February to conclude or come to fruition, while some projects are completed and come to an end. Overseas travel is highlighted but so are hospital checkups, and even some secret affairs which could cause a stir or a sparkle depending on how you react. The beginning of August brings business and relationship affair to a climax where it is make or break time. Avoid the limelight and provoking arguments to win the day, or risk losing a good friend. Late August through September brings pleasant and appealing time when you easily persuade all around you that despite your occasional battle for their admiration, you are essentially a charming person who is full of good ideas. This era is also an excellent time for initiating new plans and life directions as few will oppose you and vitality will match ambition. You can be accused of exaggerating in order to illustrate, but your dramatic approach is what singles you out as an entertaining and lively companion. You can get a more tailored account of your year ahead by ordering a personal reading from Tricia at www.starsite.org.uk
uite a struggle continues between a need for doing something new, but having to face constraints which continue old patterns you have felt as frustrating and limiting for a few years. The good news is that Saturn moves out of your solar first by October leaving you wiser, freer but oh so much older with age marks to prove it! The bad news is that mortgage this situation plants a seed of rift unless handled carefully.
or other debts pose many problems and trouble which could grow into a family
Youâ€™ve worked so hard this past
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depressing circumstances which have upset your life plans. Jupiter aspects solar tenth from 6th January promising some easier flow of energy where opportunity and achievement are concerned, so make the most of this trend to find out which tasks to prioritise. February to March sees you set to lose a friend, who tries to dictate unreasonable terms, while partners could be more competitive and argumentative, but debts and health problems are affecting their overall performance and so patience is needed. March‐April could bring more financial worries and a need to take a closer look at where expenditure can be controlled in painless ways. Changes in the work routine are also likely. July highlights a pleasurable interlude where leisure and pleasure trips offset some trying times, but don't neglect minor health problems which arise as you get rid of tensions. August brings to end problems with transport or roads which have interrupted many of your domestic and work routines. 21 September ‐ 15 October Venus brings new clothes and more relaxation and even the chance of a makeover to cheer you up. Make the most of pleasant vibes that surround you as you'll look good, feel good and will be winning friends and admirers and influencing everyone you come into contact with. There could even be a nice little romantic encounter. Do take care of health however, as there is a warning of some exhausting factors which leave you in need of a little respite from all the summer activity. By the end of December you'll be loosening many of the shackles which have held you back for the past two and a half years and life will take on a more optimistic feel than ever before with a brighter looking future than you ever dared wish for. You can get a more tailored account of your year ahead by ordering a personal reading from Tricia at www.starsite.org.uk
he year ahead brings major changes in the second half but let’s take a look at the beginning of the year before revealing more about those.
Jupiter moves into solar fifth from 6th January and can activate romantic yearnings as well as a need to learn more, socialise and spend more time with younger people. However, it can also be a trigger for job changes and for problems to emerge with employers, bank managers and other people in positions of authority. It can also bring some health issues to a head which won’t wait any longer for proper investigation, so take care. January 26th brings some changes in you balance DIY projects with work overdo it. 15th June‐ 13 October is health, but also times when you need
the work routine and although activity a warning comes not to especially vulnerable times for to get specialist advice. 38
July brings a need for a change in life direction and modification of ambitions to accommodate emerging market trends. By August a good trend supports taking time out for leisure or a holiday, though I do hope this isn’t enforced, and comes from choices you made for yourself. You’re very adaptable in the work environment and take a caring approach in all you do, but it may be that this year you need to learn to accept the care of others instead of always being the one to give it. After 2nd August a new trend arrives, a sudden upheaval could spoil things or turn things around in ways you hadn’t thought would happen. This could indicate a domestic situation which gets out of hand, or a need to stay away from home for some reason, could even be a hospital stay for some, so take care, as this trend seems to last for the final months of the year. Venus your ruler is retrograde from 6th March‐17th April and is not good for progress or the feel good factor. It augurs a trend for unexpected and rather frustrating and delaying circumstances to surround plans and goals with many surprises to upset the daily routine. October 15th‐8th November sees a more supportive role from Venus who helps make you more relaxed, more positive, radiant and optimistic and anticipating some much needed sharing with those you love. Enjoy it while it lasts…………….. You can get a more tailored account of your year ahead by ordering a personal reading from Tricia at www.starsite.org.uk
he 9th February eclipse brings the need to make important decisions about career moves. A new opportunity could be offered but also a need to examine it more carefully so you don’t jump out of the frying pan and into the fire. This time of year also makes you inclined to make new moves in your job but there is a warning to wait until the end of the month to avoid making hasty decisions based upon temporary situations. Many of you could either be the end of an unsettled phase in
living in a new home or be coming to your home life, thank goodness.
January brings transport to take extra care of pets if you need to be extra careful when take any risks.
problems to the fore along with a need have any, while February brings a crossing roads or travelling so don’t
20th April‐May brings a situation where you look to be lashing out at someone who is trying to control what you do or manipulate you in some way. Take a backward step to see if anything they are saying has any truth in it, if not then carefully explain your position before moving on to pastures new. 39
7th ‐31 May and 7‐29 September brings tough times financially so be prepared to make do and mend or at least learn to cut back spending and live within your means. 20 May‐21 June brings currents of change on the work front and responsibilities could change with a shakeup in roles and status, some of which might not meet with your approval sadly, but then this year is set to be stimulating, and frustrating simultaneously and you could drive with one foot on the accelerator and the other on the brake not knowing which pedal to press down, especially around November/ December later in the year. 2008 was an excellent year for enterprise and adventure but 2009 brings a need to consider more carefully what your long term goals and aspirations are, and you do need to spring clean the wardrobe of your ambitions and decide which fits and which should be thrown out as no longer appealing or useful. Venus brings a ‘‘Trinny and Susannah’’ moment from 9‐31 December when a makeover and new set of clothes and accessories will help you feel and look good and attract the right sort of admiration from those you seek to impress. You’ll look beguiling and have an irresistible mystique which is attractive to others and ensures you come into contact with a range of potential partners ready to navigate the new path you have singled out for your future. You can get a more tailored account of your year ahead by ordering a personal reading from Tricia at www.starsite.org.uk
he major problem area for you seems to be stores of vitality which seem to fluctuate wildly for the first eight months. The reason could be a rise in the need to travel more frequently than usual, and often through heavy traffic in city and urban areas. Some stressful situations could arise where energy is drained leaving you needing time to unravel from the stress and lack of progress which ensues. Your appetite for adventure and compulsive during the first half of the that not all journeys will go to plan and unexpected encounters. The roads look weather foul ups so ensure a blanket and supplies are kept in a safe place in your
exploration becomes almost year. Be warned however be prepared for some quite like being subject to many spares, along with emergency vehicle or rug sack.
After August things become less fraught and more settled with enjoyable opportunities and more gainful travel. Watch out for a rise in appetite as comfort eating and compulsive eating habit can upset the digestive system more than ever this year, and you are more prone to indisposition if not ‘time out’ as a result of poor diet. Take care of the pennies till later this year as the credit crunch spoiled every aspect of business, domestic and social life for you, although with your entrepreneurial abilities you are also well placed to find some creative solutions which have excellent profitability built 40
into them as well! March‐April brings a change in the usual routine when either a new focus or temporary break from normal patterns or even a new work environment can be expected. 4‐17th July also shows a time when your routine, job or status undergoes a surprising stimulus for transformation. 21 May‐22 June sees a time when you find it hard to understand why some people around you insist in throwing their weight around or obstructing or opposing your plans, challenging your very modus operandi in the most provocative way. They can be overly controlling or overbearing and your broad mindedness and renowned sense of humour is going to be tested to its limit in this situation. A time maybe to assert your needs, set out boundaries and let the other person know just how far you allow them to go before you put your foot down. This situation could result in you having to make a decision to make a break from certain quarters or group of people and take on their work yourself, instead of continuing with them. Independence and entrepreneurial adventures are keynotes for you in 2009 with many opportunities for expanding your horizons and testing new initiatives will stimulate your creativity and innovative talents. December brings a time when you are recognised and rewarded for the things you do as well as there being a few admirers who give a welcome boost to your ego. Watch out for a few romantic moments to brighten up the year. Jupiter is retrograde 15th June‐ 13 October and this signals an era when you have to go backwards and retrace your steps before you can go forwards again. You might have to take more time to examine plans more carefully or get help ironing out the details before progress will be made. Health will need care, be aware that this time too will pass, and take some time out to visit a health or personal trainer who can deliver good programmes for healthy regimes as well. You can get a more tailored account of your year ahead by ordering a personal reading from Tricia at www.starsite.org.uk
aturn is retrograde from the turn of the year to 17th May and for you this brings delays and obstacles as you are confronted with financial, family or health matters which will not go away and constantly demand your attention, time and energy.
March‐ April your solar tenth ruler challenging situations at work promotion you sought, or have to places you in a compromised and children can also be challenging, likely to last long, just exercise when things should resolve
Venus is retrograde bringing some where you may not get the take on more responsibility which situation for a while. Love affairs play it by ear and know it isn’t patience and wait for 17th April themselves. 41
Just when you feel those things are under control an unexpected turn of events in June‐ August means heavy spending on family, home and health, with some parting of the ways with a family member to deal with. Be warned to keep up with insurance payment and to ensure all treasured possessions are not exposed to danger or theft especially until the end of August. 15th June‐13 October can also bring a sudden halt or interference with personal plans and projects. Ruler Saturn will be exalted in Libra by the 30th promising a better phase for you where your special talent for dealing considerately and fairly with others is going to be put to the test. A change in circumstances is promised for this time as well as changes in your personal circumstances, career and status which may leave you breathless as to its magnitude of impact on your life. Write to me and let me know how this works out for you when it happens. July brings the need to tidy up important personal affairs especially where health, image and behaviour is concerned. You will also be initiating long standing heartfelt projects. Men around you such as father figures, mentors, the bank mangers, bosses or others in positions of authority will be sending out distress signals. During 21st June‐ 22nd July is not a good time to ask your bank manager for a favour or expect your employer to offer you a raise in position or salary, unless you are prepared to do some very skilful grovelling to get what you want! 7th June‐‐‐6th July brings either a break from work, more enjoyable interactive social events, or even a career change which proves welcome in the end. Between 6th March‐17th April you will be given some idea of what lies ahead career wise but investments could also prove a source of worry at this time, take care that it doesn’t get out of hand on the dates mentioned for July. Investments particularly may be a source of irritation when they fail to yield the expected result. By the end of the year all’s well that ends well and you greet New Year celebrations with a cheery smile, new polished public image and a few admirers making you feel all the ups and downs of the year were worth it. You can get a more tailored account of your year ahead by ordering a personal reading from Tricia at www.starsite.org.uk
upiter enters your solar first from 6th January, offering challenges to your perspective and grasp of love life and the universe, so be on your guard in the year ahead, and don’t take anything for granted, many see this as a positive influence, but be aware that while Jupiter in solar first does make you feel more positive and humorous in your approach to life, it also gives many new and challenging changes which can create so many stressful times. The last week in January brings changes in your routine and a busy time to test your 42
reserves. You could end up going on a wild goose chase, or simply campaigning to support a favourite cause political or environmental or both. Sadly the financial downturn has hit March sees you robbing Peter to pay let alone desirable things in life. food intake is well balanced and around you can be a cause of endless
you more than most and Feb‐ Paul with little left to buy basics February you need to ensure your nourishing, and power struggles upset and annoyance.
7th‐31st May and again 7‐29th September sees you struggling again to make ends meet and don’t overspend next December as another downward spiral sees you trying hard to hang on to slim gains this year. Jupiter comes to your aid this year but he tends to be a rescuer from dire trouble and only intervenes as a last resort, rather than providing the fast track you would prefer to have. Certainly he will open doors for you at the last minute when all others have closed, but are you ready and willing to take advantage of all new offers? Changes, challenges, sadness, partings and family separations have left their scars, but ruler Saturn moves into solar ninth and is exalted by November making you look more closely at how you relate to others as well as the new situations you find yourself in. A test of how much you know, and how much you are prepared to reconcile this with past lessons and integrate this with new learning is about to be presented. Mid July to mid August brings another ego conflict to deal with, but by now you should be weary of competing with the problems others present, so just agree with their demands to keep the peace but do what you want anyway! After July changes to the work scene take up time and energy and you will either need to be extra flexible or just take time out for some relaxation before throwing yourself into anything too unsuitable for your talents and skills. Around 6th August you’ll be making up for lost time when things didn’t got so well in July, and you’ll be starting some new projects and moving towards more positive trends which aid your progress. After 22nd August things will fall into place more clearly and you begin to manage life more effectively. Venus retrogrades March to April and can interfere with domestic plans and with faith in good fortune in life. Your beliefs are going to be put to the test at this time. Venus helps with the sticky patch in July by sending a loving vibe that makes you more charming and less likely to upset those around you, and gives you the edge you need when dealing with sticky situations. A romantic encounter could also occur providing a much needed distraction from some of the troubles you face, but only time can tell if it will be long lasting‐‐or an astrologer who looks more closely at your personal astrological chart. You can get a more tailored account of your year ahead by ordering a personal reading from Tricia at www.starsite.org.uk
Pisces 009 should bring many surprise gains, and excellent group encounters and team endeavours to be thankful for, especially May‐July. The year is going to be more challenging certainly but also lively and interesting.
There is a need to be more secretive and diplomatic due to many secretive affairs taking place around you, which not all are aware of. However this year you can expect completion of one area of life in relationships or business and perhaps a new career or role at work. Sadly some mourning for things past and passed away colours your life at the beginning of the year and leaves you with a heavy heart or even hostility, and this could last for months to come in 2009. From June –Oct you are especially vulnerable to feeling under the weather, but don’t let it spoil things at work or allow it to cloud the future, which does look brighter. 28th March is a watershed where fiancés and family are concerned, so keep money on one side to get you through a reversal of financial stability, and get a part time job to boost income. The first week in August you need to take care of expenditure especially if you are planning an overseas trip where the pound might not stretch as far as you thought it would. Saturn is retrograde till May and a backward step and plans for giant leap forward. Work issues sorry but some of you could find are in the pipeline, but see it as dreams……
this can mean that career and status take promotion may recede rather than take a and personal plans will be obstructed and the recession means major work changes an opportunity to reshape your
Saturn moves into solar eighth by November bringing hard work and a need to pay special attention to detail, especially in administrative task either at home or work. You will need to set boundaries and establish proper guidelines not just on spending habits but also upon what others can realistically expect from you. There may be a situation where you have a parting in the family or a fall out which creates distance between yourself and family members, so patience in relationships will be required if permanent splits are to be avoided, for the next two years. Career moves are likely to be a source of stress, and any gains you thought were going to arrive may be from insurance companies, or even the benefit system… Jupiter is retrograde from June to October so money will be in short supply providing some stressful times when things don’t go to plan and finances don’t support new initiatives as it is being needed for more mundane matters like essentials. Good fortune may feel as though it has deserted you, but hang in there and wait for your ruling planet to go ahead, sometimes the obstacles are there to stop you going in the wrong directing. November brings some pleasant encounters with more harmony and pleasantness in your life, and if you are looking for romance then this is the month when it can come into your life, a time when the difficulties in love during March and April can be revisited and evaluated so that you can set the record straight and get onto a more harmonious footing with loved ones. You can get a more tailored account of your year ahead by ordering a personal reading from Tricia at www.starsite.org.uk
7th degree of Aquarius/Leo axis & Other Thoughts By Michele Adler, USA
he 6‐7th degrees of the Aquarius/Leo axis are highlighted now with the solar eclipse that occurs at 6 Aquarius 30 on January 26 (2009). The last eclipse nearest to this degree was Jan. 26, 1990.
From a general perspective, this eclipse will oppose the natal Pluto in Leo of a lot of the early baby boomer generation. I personally think that the decanate/dwad flavor can help understand an eclipse in a personal chart, providing more meaning to the natal house position in which the eclipse falls, and/or any planet with which the eclipse may have a conjunction, opposition or square. (For the record, I don’t use trines and sextiles when working with eclipses.) This particular degree falls in the “pure” Aquarius decanate, which Uranus rules. It falls in the Aries dwad. So the degree span gives it a number of characteristics: aggressive (Mars‐ruled dwad) science (Uranus/Aquarius); unusual (Aquarius) leadership (Mars); unconventional (Uranus) warfare (Aries); astrology (Uranus) leadership (Mars); unusual (Uranus) accidents (Mars) are a few that come to mind.
Adler is a full-time US
astrologer, who began her study of astrology in 1972. She has written three books on astrology. Her most recent is Predictive Astrology: Cycles of Change, Seasons of Meaning, a compilation of western astrology prediction techniques. She taught astrology in the Dade County school system’s adult education division while living in Miami, and also wrote two paperback astrology books for a Miami publisher. She also contributed to writing the biographies that are part of the Astrodatabank software. She continues to teach and consult in the Tampa Bay area, and is presently preparing an in-depth course on the 360 degrees of the zodiac. Her web site is www.micheleadler.com.
This particular degree axis didn’t lend itself to the wide variety of events that I have seen with other degrees. But based on my research, I think an appropriate theme for it is the consequences of great heights. 45
This theme is literal in the field of science and aeronautics, which is appropriate when you look at its decanate and dwad. The early degrees of Aquarius have long been associated with the US National Space Administration (NASA). The point was well illustrated by Liza K. 1 Hall in the June/July 2003 edition of The Mountain Astrologer. She noted that NASA is “highly sensitive to stressful placements near 7 Aquarius. When we look at the charts of NASA’s three fatal disasters, we find that the chart ruler of all of them was at or very close to 7 Aquarius and was involved in stressful major aspects.” On Jan. 27, 1967, the Sun was at 7 Aquarius 21 when three American astronauts perished in a 2 fire while trapped in a space capsule on the ground during a test of Apollo I. The Challenger disaster that occurred on Jan. 28, 1986 had Mercury at 6 Aquarius 08 and the Sun at 8 Aquarius 28. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill for the NASA creation on July 29, 1958, 9:36 3 PM, EDT, Washington DC. That gives NASA a Sun in 5 Leo 25, in conjunction with Uranus in 11 Leo 37, in the 6th house, using that creation time. So NASA’s Sun would definitely be affected by the January 2009 eclipse in 6‐7 Aquarius, and its Uranus would have been affected by the eclipse of Aug. 1, 2008. The 6‐7 fixed axis can be associated with difficulties for the astronauts, even non‐related to technology. US Astronaut Lisa Nowak was allegedly trying to harm a female air force captain when she found that both women were in a relationship with the same man. At the time that Nowak drove to Orlando (February 5, 2007) to confront the woman, Nowak’s converse secondary progressed Mars was at 6 Leo 34.
The heroic landing of the US Airways airbus on Jan.15, 2009 in New York City’s Hudson River happened just 11 days
transiting Mercury at 6 Aquarius 04 retrograde.
While I don’t anticipate a space disaster, NASA could be affected by the inevitable budget cuts in the next year or so.
Technical achievements There have been other technical achievements associated with this degree. In 1988, French physicist Albert Fert discovered the Giant Magnetoresistance effect, recognized as the birth of spintronics, ultimately leading to music players and laptops. At the time of his discovery, Fert’s converse secondary progressed Jupiter was at 6 Aquarius 13.
Hall, Liza K. “The Space Shuttle Columbia,” The Mountain Astrologer, June‐July 2003, p. 42. Jan.27, 1967, 6:31 PM time for awareness of fire, Cape Canaveral, Florida. Source: Palmbeachpost.com, as well as in Hall’s article listed above in The Mountain Astrologer. 3 Source: Lois Rodden in April 1999 Data News, quoting Heinz Antoni in “Introduction to Trines in Political Astrology” 2
Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity on March 1, 1896, at 2 PM GMT. At the time, Becquerel’s secondary progressed Sun and secondary progressed Mars were both at 7 Aquarius. The initial flight of the Concorde occurred on March 2, 1969 at 3:40 PM in Toulouse, France, 5 with the Midheaven at 7 Leo 39. The heroic landing of the US Airways airbus on Jan.15, 2009 in New York City’s Hudson River happened just 11 days before the eclipse, and with transiting Mercury at 6 Aquarius 04 retrograde. I’ve elaborated on this below, so I won’t repeat myself here except to say that it certainly belongs in the achievement category, as all passengers and crew survived. It is not the only plane crash into a New York City River to occur with transiting Mercury in the 6‐7 Aquarius degree span. More on this further into the blog.
Nuclear‐related Incidents and Milestones The 6‐7th degrees of the Aquarius/Leo axis have also been associated with nuclear‐related events. There is one event that seems to provide a potentially haunting theme to this degree, and that is the concept of setting things in motion. A particular event of 1942 illustrates this concept. On Dec. 2, 1942 at 3:30 PM, Enrico Fermi switched on the first atomic pile in Chicago as part of the wartime Manhattan Project, and declared: “The chain reaction has 6 begun.” Transiting Pluto was at 7 Leo 56. It is too easy to assign a theme to a degree based on one incident. It’s true that we are always setting things in motion, but like a chain reaction, a series of problems seem to be unfolding one event upon another, such as we’ve seen in America’s current economic debacle, and its far‐ranging effects on not only Americans but other countries. I also think that the concept of nuclear energy has begun to make inroads as a viable source of electricity. That it has gained more interest is unusual, but in keeping with an eclipse in this degree which would have had influence from November 2008. There are a few other incidents related to nuclear energy. On April 10, 1945, the US Atomic Energy Commission was formed, with Pluto at 7 Leo 56. The National Reactor Testing Station in Idaho Falls, Idaho was destroyed on Jan. 3, 1976 at 7 9:01 PM. The transiting Moon was at 7 Leo 27.
Source: The Eureka Effect by Nick Kollerstrom and Mike O’Neill. London: The Urania Trust, p. 38. http://www.stariq.com/Main/Articles/P0001233.htm 6 Ibid, p.9 7 Source: atomicisights.com/jul96/Accident.html 5
On April 26, 1986, at 1:23 AM8 , a reactor blew at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, which killed 31 people and left 300 treated for radiation poisoning. The Vertex for 9 the event was 7 Leo 37. On Jan. 31, 1958, at an unidentified overseas base possibly near Libya, a B‐47 bomber with one nuclear weapon in strike configuration was making a simulated takeoff during an exercise when the aircraft caught fire and burned for seven hours. Although the weapon's high explosives did not detonate, there was some contamination in the area immediately 10 surrounding the crash. Following the accident, exercise alerts were temporarily suspended. Transiting Venus was at 7 Aquarius retrograde. On Dec. 2, 1962, Louisville and Nashville trains derailed while carrying nuclear weapons components. The material was not damaged. Transiting Saturn was at 7 Aquarius 02.
UFO event UFO events did not seem to proliferate with this degree axis. However, on June 24, 1947 at 11 2:58 PM a UFO was sited over Mt. Rainier, Washington, marking the “birth” of the UFO era in public awareness. At the time, Saturn was at 7 Leo 03.
Attaining Heights in Careers The theme of heights that I associate with the 6‐7th degrees of the Leo axis is not limited to technology or even to the literal. Elvis Presley began his “rise” to fame on July 19, 1954, when his first recording played in Memphis, starting a huge surge of fans. At the time, his secondary progressed Sun was at 7 Aquarius 06. Actor Sean Connery achieved fame as James Bond in the first Bond film, Dr. No, which was released in the US on May 8, 1963. At the time, Connery had a solar arc Ascendant/Saturn conjunction at 7 Aquarius. On Nov. 17, 1558, Elizabeth I ascended the throne of England upon the death of her half‐sister, Queen Mary (Tudor). She had a secondary progressed Ascendant at 7 Aquarius and transiting Jupiter was also at 7 Aquarius. Another interesting tidbit about achieving heights: Michael Jordan, considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all time, first joined his team, the Chicago Bulls, in 1984. At the time, he had a converse secondary progressed Sun at 6 Aquarius 58 (7 Aquarius), in conjunction with his secondary progressed Venus at 7 Aquarius 08. I’m not a basketball 8
Source: infoplease.com/ipa/A0769091.html The vertex is frequently associated with “fated” events; I have difficulty in processing this concept. Whenever I find myself saying something is “fated”, it is frequently when I can think of no other explanation, and that has been a particular problem with the vertex. It is, however, an important angle, and in event charts I would place it on equal footing with the ascendant and Midheaven. Hence, it is included here. 10 Source: cdi.org/issues/nukeaccidents/accidents.htm 11 News accounts 9
follower, but I always loved to watch Jordan play because he seemed to “fly” with his jumps‐ achieving great heights.
The 2009 Eclipse and the Symbol Systems The Sabian symbols and 7 Aquarius/Leo. In Blain Bovee’s book, The Sabian Symbols & Astrological Analysis. He pairs the symbols, and the combination can be quite useful. For the 7 Aquarius/Leo axis he pairs 7 Aquarius (“A child born of an eggshell”) with 7 Leo (“The constellations in the sky”), and suggests that the pair be applied to watching “for understanding 12 that connects the dots, sees patterns, deals with identifiable complexes.” This concept of constellations is in tune with Aquarius and also with space exploration, a NASA function. The Charubel system gives 7 Aquarius the symbol of A Crown and Sceptre. Charubel associates this with “one who is entitled to more than he possesses, and who has powers of 13 which he is unconscious.” Sepharial sees 7 Aquarius as A Target Pierced by a Rapier, and calls it a degree of vulnerability. Regarding 7 Leo, Charubel and Sepharial can be quite effusive. Charubel calls 7 Leo “as glorious a degree as any in the zodiac,” and gives its symbol as A 14 pyramidal figure with a Maltese cross at the top, or rather on the apex.” Sepharial calls 7 Leo A scepter, on the crest of which shines a diamond like a magnificent star. He calls it a degree of superiority, again 15 superiority being a “heightened” position. Isidore Kozminsky also sees 7 Leo in lofty terms, noting that it is under the influence of Mercury: A book, on which is a crown, resting on a golden throne. He says it is a symbol of fame.16 His interpretation of 7 Aquarius is different: he says that it is under the influence of the planet Neptune. The symbol he gives is A naked foot bleeding; above, a burning lamp. He feels it is a symbol of suffering.
Countries with 7 Aquarius/7 Leo prominent. Iran has Mercury in 6 Aquarius 05 in conjunction with Mars at 9 Aquarius and the Sun at 11 Aquarius based on the Feb. 1 1979 chart. The United Arab Republic has Venus in 6 Aquarius 05, along with an 8 Leo Ascendant (based on a Feb. 1, 1958 chart). Venezuela has Uranus at 6 Aquarius 46. (Interestingly, this Venezuela chart, based on a Sept. 22, 1830 date, has a tight 12
Bovee, Blain. The Sabian Symbols and Astrological Analysis. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Worldwide, 2004, p. 195‐196. 13 Charubel and Sepharial. The Degrees of the Zodiac Symbolized. Abingdon, MD: Astrology Center of America, Astrology Classics, 2004. 14 Ibid, p. 17 15 Ibid, p. 76 16 Kozminsky, Isidore. Zodiacal Symbology and its Planetary Power. Washington, DC: American Federation of Astrologers (no date given)
square between Jupiter at 8 Cardinal 28 and Pluto at 8 Aries 47. (Refer to my article on the Articles page about 8 Cardinal also published in May 2008 issue Vol 3.) The United Arab Emirate (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharja, Ajman, Fujaira and Umm al Quaiwain) formed on Dec. 17 2, 1971, has the North Node at 6 Aquarius 53. There are numerous charts of the United States, but one in particular worth observing is that of the Cornwallis surrender on Oct. 17, 1781. In the January 2009 issue of Dell Horoscope, Bill Meridian quotes the imminent astrologer Charles Jayne on the use of this chart, which 18 in Jayne’s view, was when the US truly became independent. Using that chart, this 19 January eclipse is aligned with a Mars/Pluto conjunction in the Cornwallis chart, which ranges from 4‐6 degrees of Aquarius.
Eclipse Activation Points
t cannot be overlooked that Mercury turned retrograde at 7 Aquarius on Jan. 11, 2009. I think this brings in a Mercury emphasis with this eclipse. That can’t be entirely beneficial—Mercury frequently operates as The Trickster, more than we’d like to think. Mercury then returns to 7 Aquarius on Feb. 21, 2009, when it is officially considered direct by those of us who allow for the shadow period of the retrograde factor. Jupiter will be transiting 7 Aquarius on Feb. 4‐7, 2009, and Mars will be at 7 Aquarius on Feb. 14, 2009. You should also be aware during the next six months following this eclipse of the times when the Moon is transiting either 7 Aquarius or 7 Leo. In particular, if the eclipse is in conjunction with a natal planet, one should especially look to the New Moon on April 25, 2009 at 5 Taurus 04, the square to the eclipse point of 6‐7 Aquarius. Matters pertaining to the eclipse could be prominent then. I also like to follow Dietrech Pessin’s work. As I noted in my own book, Pessin discovered a two‐year cycle to eclipses that she details in Lunar In particular, if the eclipse is in Shadows: The Lost Key to the Timing of Eclipses. conjunction with a natal planet, one Some other critical times related to this eclipse should especially look to the New could occur on Oct. 26, 2009 at the First Quarter Moon on April 25, 2009 at 5 Taurus Moon of 2 Aquarius 44; on July 26, 2010, with the 04, the square to the eclipse point of 6-7 Full Moon at 3 Aquarius 00; and on April 25, 2011, 20 Aquarius. Matters pertaining to the with the Last Quarter Moon at 4 Aquarius 34. eclipse could be prominent then.
One should always take the solstice points into 17
Source: All data is from The Book of World Horoscopes by Nicholas Campion, published by Cinnabar Books (Bristol, UK), 1996 edition. 18 Meridian, Bill. “January’s Planets and You.” Dell Horoscope. January, 2009, p. 13. 19 Mars/Pluto conjunctions tend to get judged harshly when they sometimes have more innocent interpretations. For example, they can symbolize the transformation (Pluto) of leadership (Mars), and this may simply reflect a new president. 20 Pessin, Dietrech. Lunar Shadows: The Lost Key to the Timing of Eclipses. Boston, MA. Galactic Press, 1997 (first edition)
consideration with eclipses. The solstice point of 7 Aquarius is 23 Scorpio. The solstice point of 7 Leo is 23 Taurus. Note that fixed signs have other fixed signs for solstice points, unlike Cardinal and Mutable signs.
Asteroid Involvement The asteroid Tisiphone is also in 6 Aquarius on the day of the eclipse. Martha Lang‐ Wescott’s research on asteroids associates Tisiphone with justice prevailing. In her fascinating newsletter, Tools of the Trade, she says that Tisiphone’s placement “would seem to say that events hold a theme related to an eye for an eye and some form of Getting What is 21 Deserved.” Martha’s research with the asteroids has been phenomenal. You can find out more about her and her work at treehousemountain.com.
US Airways airbus crash in Hudson, interesting degrees and the legend of Sedna On Jan. 15, 2009, at 3:31 PM in New York City, a US Airways airbus crashed into the Hudson River and all on board survived after heroic action on part of the flight crew and the rescue units. It is interesting to note that transiting Mercury at the time was at 6 Aquarius 04, almost exactly in conjunction with the degree of the upcoming eclipse. (On a side note, it should be mentioned that the Ascendant for the 3:31 PM time was 9 Cancer 48, which would be in conjunction with Jupiter’s North Node at 10 Cancer, a fortunate placement. Longitude for Jupiter and the Sun was about 7 degrees apart, but they were parallel in latitude.) However, this is not the first time a commercial flight has gone down in a New York River. 22 At 11:56 PM , on the same day as the flight that killed rock legend Buddy Holly, Feb. 3, 1959, an American Airlines Flight crashed into the East River in New York City. Mercury was at 7 Aquarius 27, opposing the Midheaven at 11 Leo 09.
Some Thoughts On Sedna There was something else about the US Airways event that caught my eye that might be of use to people researching Sedna. In mythology, Sedna is considered to be the Inuit Goddess of the sea, and of the Eskimo underworld, and one legend popularly associated with her is that she was lured into marriage by an evil bird spirit. There could be some Sedna connections to the US Airways crash, in that it occurred in a body of water (a river, not the ocean) during an especially frigid day, with the cause being a double bird strike that crippled the plane’s engines. Sedna is presently at 20 Taurus, and I checked some of my research regarding the 20th degree 23 of Taurus to see if there was anything remotely akin to the event. A few things seemed to jump out: 21
Lang‐Wescott, Martha. Tools of the Trade. Treehouse Mountain. February 2009, p.3 www.aviation‐safety.net 23 Because Sedna moves slowly, I am confining this to the 20th degree rather than rounding up to 21, as is customary in these kinds of studies. 22
The 20th degree of Taurus is connected to a fixed star called Rana, which is part of a much larger constellation known as Eridanus, and called “the river.” Some associate Rana with accidents at sea. I have heard it is supposedly of the nature of Saturn, though some stars within Eridanus are considered fortunate. 24
For 20 Taurus, Sepharial calls the degree “a crow, or raven, stand(ing) upon a water‐pot.” 25 Isadore Kozminsky sees it as “a flight of white eagles.” Martin Goldsmith’s take on the Sabian degree is “flying amid wisps of clouds, the pilot of a reconnaissance glider surveys a line of tramping soldiers and radios their commander that they need to change their course.” 26 (I find Goldsmith’s interpretation here to be fascinating, as the heroic pilot who landed the plane had to put it in glide mode as both engines had failed. He was also an experienced glider.)
Sedna and Sarah Palin Since I’m on the subject of Sedna, I can’t help but think of Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican US VP nominee, and very much connected to the Inuit imagery as she is Governor of the state of Alaska. At the time she was nominated for Republican vice‐president, she had a secondary progressed Venus at 21 Taurus, in line with the current transiting Sedna at 20 Taurus. Some think that she was “abandoned” by presidential candidate John McCain and mishandled by his staff, much as in legend Sedna was abandoned by her father when she attempted escape from her evil spouse. Her father cut off her fingers as they clutched to his boat, and Sedna’s fingers reinvented themselves as the whales and seals of the ocean. It is interesting that in spite of losing the election, Palin continues to garner coverage and interest. As Joseph Campbell once observed, mythology is something that never happened, yet is always happening. I do not know enough about Sedna to comment further on this, and I certainly don’t think there will be a good grasp of its symbolism for a long time. I offer the above only for what it may be worth to those who are studying Sedna. From very limited research, I think Sedna may have to do with survival. Time will tell.
Predictive Tidbit. In Lunations and Transits Step by Step, Sophia Mason said to note the rulers of the signs in 27 which the current Nodes of the Moon reside. With the nodes being in Aquarius and Leo right now, we should look to any major aspects between the “transiting” Sun and Uranus (or Sun and Saturn if you consider Saturn to be the ruler of Aquarius). In a personal chart, 24
Op cit, Charubel and Sepharial Op cit, Kozminsky 26 Goldsmith, Martin. The Zodiac By Degrees. York Beach, ME: Red Wheel/Weiser, 2004, p. 50. 27 Mason, Sophia. Lunations and Transits Step by Step. Parma, Ohio. A‐C Tapes and Publishing, 1996, p. 55. 25
Sophia says â€œthere will be a reaction according to the house positionâ€? which should be taken into consideration with the house positions in which the current transiting Nodes fall. For example, on March 12, 2009, there will be a conjunction of the Sun and Uranus at 22 Pisces. In what house does that fall in your natal chart, and what houses do the Sun and Uranus rule? The Nodes will be transiting the Capricorn/Cancer axis beginning in August 2009, in which case Moon/Saturn aspects can be noteworthy, especially if (a) they form a significant aspect in your natal chart; or (b) they are involved with the angles of either the natal or the progressed and directed charts. This Nodal axis could be significant since it involves the Moon, which means that all major aspects between the Moon and Saturn will occur every month. Though I have not worked a lot with this concept, this could be interesting if you happen to have a transiting or progressed Saturn/Moon connection going on, or if you have a natal Saturn in Cancer.
Ibid, p. 55.
The Lunar Nodes On the Solar Markers By Adam Gainsburg, USA. “The inhale is both new life and testament to the death of its predecessor. The exhale is likewise an end, and also the primordial promise of a new beginning.” – Author, from the unpublished “Sacred Breath Alive: the Breath of the Soul” In classes and readings with clients who are astrologically aware, I find I am often conveying the simple and altogether fascinating fact that the Lunar Nodes move in the opposite direction as the planets, asteroids and bodies cast on a horoscope. If say you were born after your friend with a North Node at 17 Taurus, your North Node would be 16 or earlier than hers. This article seeks to explore the meaning of the Nodal Axis’ alignment to the cardinal points of our solar year: the solstices and equinoxes.
Adam Gainsburg is a popular counseling and teaching astrologer in the US and UK. His three books each focus on unique areas of Soulsign Astrology. Most recently published is his Chiron: The Wisdom of a Deeply Open Heart. Due in 2009 Adam will publish, Empowering Our Collective Journey, a truly new vision for synthesizing the synodic richness of Mars and Venus, evolutionary understandings into the masculine and feminine as fundamental principles, and a post-modern re-integration of the Sumerian sky-priests' star knowledge. Learn more at: www.Soulsign.com.
The Lunar Nodes The ‘reverse’ horoscopic direction of the Lunar Nodes conveys several important ideas about their character. The first is that the Nodes are fundamentally different than any other body or calculated point in astrology. Their closest cousins are the horoscopic angles in that both Nodes and angles are products of intersections of planes. But this is where the similarity ends, for the Nodes are not parented by any geocentric plane like any angle (ie, DC, IC, Vx, AVx, and the North, South, East and West Points, among others). Our Nodes instead originate from the Moon’s orbit and our system’s ecliptic. Thus they are born of celestial pathways carved out by the Moon 54
and Sun, of potentialized locations where the Moon and Sun will arrive in the future, and of agreed upon but usually forgotten contracts concerning where the Moon and Sun already have been (in the past). The Nodes of the Moon naturally represent Our planet’s Lunar Nodes also distinguish themselves in their the sum of our past (SouthNode) and future amusingly unique motion about (NorthNode), whether or not such us. Their jagged movement information is known by the native. through the zodiac causes their consistent flunking of Celestial Dance classes, as they are the quintessence of the “two steps forward, one step back” concept, often reversing those numbers and even their directions! A Geiger counter pattern is a good way to picture their movement; the Nodes click around backward and forward, forward and backward, as if marking the footsteps of a drunkard who try as he might just can’t manage to reverse walk.
The plain fact that the Nodes form an axis is another distinguishing feature about them. To work with them in any way requires we understand the differences between a planetary body – singular – and an axial spectrum – polarity pair. Keep in mind that a planet is only a 1 planet; it exists in one position at any time, notwithstanding its polarity position. Polarities, especially those expressed on the material plane, evolutionarily imply a development toward deepening into the polarized reality that composes them in order to bring about a deeper and therefore more efficient result. As mentioned, the Nodes’ retrograding forwardness signifies a very different function than other points. Similar to a planet’s retrograde movement indicating a ‘time out’ from, a challenge to, or an illuminating of what has been assumed or automatic, the Nodes of the Moon naturally represent the sum of our past (SouthNode) and future (NorthNode), whether or not such information is known by the native. Other polarity pairs work equally well to describe the Lunar Nodal axis, such as familiar/unfamiliar, interior/exterior, reliable/unreliable, and, in the words of iconic cultural bard Bob Dylan, “dying” / being 2 “born.” An equally useful way to work with the Nodes, while remaining loyal to the crucial fact that they function as an axis, is to correlate the SouthNode to the memory held in the body (conscious or otherwise) and the NorthNode to the experiences and future memories‐in‐ making specifically meant to replace them. Correlating the Nodes to levels and qualities of 3 body memory and thus also to the degree of somatic intelligence can be highly useful not only for individuals but collectives as well.
Cardinal Energy One such application of this idea is an examination of the interaction between the Nodes and the cardinal days in our year. The “cardinal days” are the two solstices and two equinoxes. Together they divide the year into four, providing biorhythmic benchmarks for calibrating our bodies, hearts and minds to the seasonal flow. Spring cleaning, summer fun, fall colors and winter quiet are examples of the ubiquitous practice of adjusting our inner senses to the outer seasonal reality. 55
Cardinal points – heretofore defined as the 0° mark of each of the cardinal signs ‐ have been a subject of astrological focus for thousands of years. They have come to demarcate our seasons, refer us to ancient Earth‐based spiritual practices An equally useful way to work with the Nodes, and divide the solar year into while remaining loyal to the crucial fact that they four. Planetary ingresses into the function as an axis, is to correlate the SouthNode cardinals are universally recognized as timers of action, to the memory held in the body (conscious or change, initiation and visible otherwise) and the NorthNode to the experiences events at the social level. and future memories-in-making specifically meant Cardinal signs argue “Life is a to replace them. highway; life is meant to start things, get things going, move toward actually accomplishing/manifesting something. They connect the prior quadrant’s 4 development to the one they begin.” Outer planets crossing into cardinal signs often demarcate major shifts in cultural attitudes toward the hot issues of the day. Astrologers have connected outers’ ingresses into them to trigger the outset of wars and aggressive actions, the manifestation of changing weather cycles, and overt actions taken in new cultural directions.
Nodes & Cardinal Points The interaction of the nodes with the cardinal points is a worthwhile inquiry. The points themselves are: March equinox at 0° Aries; June solstice at 0° Cancer; September equinox at 0° Libra; and December solstice at 0° Capricorn; month names are given to avoid hemispheric discrimination. When the Lunar Nodal axis reaches any pair of these cardinal points, they will already have traveled through the entire cardinal sign. They will, in very real terms, defy the astrological basis that the 0° position is the beginning. They instead treat the beginning degree as their fruition point. For the nodes, these points mark their ending and summation experience of their ±1⅔‐year traverse of the sign. How do we wrap our heads around these contrary motions?
Deeper Into The Nodes Because the nodes are cellular bookends for our lunar reality between past and future – in contrast to other planetary functions bookended by their own nodes – the interaction of the lunar nodes with the cardinal points produces events of identity‐related issues (Moon). As with any nodal transit, what is being altered is the default orientation to life: be it first‐ 5 person, second‐person, or third‐person. While I enthusiastically agree that nodal transits relate to emotional security needs, parental issues and relationship requirements/dependencies (Moon), I have come to see nodal effects first need to be correlated to the entire meta‐orientation from which one creates a personal reality. Out of this basis can come any psychological, mental and emotional delineations. Abstract as this suggestion may seem, the very nature of what a node and especially a nodal axis is demands a description broad enough to encapsulate their enigmatic nature. We cannot go to old definitions to describe the new; we require a re‐positioning of our perspective further up the consciousness spiral in order to include all that has come before. 56
With this in mind, we might restate the description of the nodes given previously – “signifying the default orientation to life” – now as “the relative‐mind nature” or “our relative‐ consciousness nature” illuminating the distinction between an individual’s relative consciousness and their absolute consciousness or Soul essentiality. Nodes represent the way we ourselves are developing into greater capacity for greater consciousness. Or: It is less that we own a perspective or position – that “we have” our opinions – and more that that perspective or position is exploring itself through us. The nodal axis signifies how Mind is developing from South to North as us. Consonant with many spiritual understandings from the East, I have also found multiple 6 places in Vedic astrology as well which supports this idea.
Nodes at 0° When the Nodal axis hits 0° of a cardinal sign, the preparation for its activation has been completed and the core idea, new orientation, or event is seeded. An interior, subtle shift occurs in response to the awakening of a nascent potential. The nodes’ reverse movement through the sign led to completion at its 0° point. Nodal events generally do not indicate pragmatic events. I have postulated in prior writing that the reason for this is the simple fact that a node is absent of a physical body energetically interacting with the physical plane. This suggests and supports the idea that a Node entering the Philosopher and Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de cardinal’s 0° effects a different Chardin (1881-1955) coined the term “noosphere” kind of ‘event.’ to
created from multiple individuals.” Let’s now link the statement above – that nodal events trigger the onset of a change in meta‐orientation to life and the relative‐mind nature – with the idea that nodal contacts to the cardinal points trigger a different type of event from the nodes’ journey backwards through the sign. I am proposing that when the lunar nodes come into contact with cardinal points, the result is an evolutionary seeding which may very well not produce immediate, tangible outcomes. Rather, the result can be imaged as presenting one’s findings after an exhaustive research effort and setting a course of action on what to do in response to the report’s conclusions. Transposing this idea out of the workplace and into human development, the “delivered report” becomes the cellular instructions housed in one’s DNA library and activated in timed accord with one’s stage in life. And the “course of action” becomes the creative solution or result to this cellular injunction to take action in alignment with one’s genetic instructions.
This new course will challenge what has come before if it misaligns or impedes what is needed to happen next. The individual’s responsiveness or resistant reactions to “what they must do” is the evidence of their relative attachment to the present conditions.
Nodal “Frames” Difficult to find evidence for with typical astrological research techniques, these notions for me have surpassed the test of time and accuracy in my active astrological practice since 7 2005. Together they are an especially adept tool at framing I have observed in general when a nodal transit the entirety of a native’s occurs, the tangible results of the nodal hit often transits, progressions, takes five months to appear in the native’s life. directions, etc. in the essential evolutionary or personal cellular instructions for the period in question. They do not replace planetary transits; rather, they contextualize them in the lucid clarity of the native’s cellular growth schedule. That the transiting nodal axis correlates to the invisible seeding or activating of new regions of our cellular imperative – our evolution – will be nothing new to those already fluent in evolution applied to the astrological art. To hopefully contribute something useful to this population of astrologers is the connection of nodal transits to the native’s Somatic Intelligence ‐ their natural capacity to consciously respond to their life from multiple levels within them in fullness. (See note 3). With this basic idea in hand, any astrologer can transcend the limits of intellect‐only astrology practices and successfully prescribe specific somatic exercises to augment, catalyze, enhance or unblock their physiological and thus psychological functioning. Examples are numerously found in any relevant physical, yogic, breathing, meditative or healing exercise modality to the client’s needs. Applied to the collective level, nodal contacts to the cardinal points signify a society or culture’s relative‐mind nature having been sufficiently prepared (through the axis’ transit backward through each degree of the sign) so that new desires, ideas and directions are seeded. Where are such seeds planted? In the collective mind. Philosopher and Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881‐1955) coined the term “noosphere” to refer to, simplistically put, “a group mind created from multiple individuals.”
Working With Integrating any planetary transit to the cardinal points synchronized with a nodal axis’ transit to same gives the astrologer a multi‐level accuracy not found by only employing the 8 former. In both individual and collective research, I have found the nodes to kick off a five‐ month clock to begin. That is, I have observed in general when a nodal transit occurs, the 9 tangible results of the nodal hit often takes five months to appear in the native’s life. The specific means through which and the functions within which the transit’s effects show up will be signified by the most active and relevant personal transits, progressions, etc. occurring within that window. And certainly, the nature of the planets involved as the “means” through which the earlier nodal transit materializes very much shapes the kinds of experience and insights to be had. For those interested in adding this observation to their transit work, I invite you to identify your (or your clients’) next nodal transit‐to‐natal contact. Next is to note what such a contact might be referring to in terms of influence or growth and then begin to keep an eye out for when related events actually occur in that domain of your self. You can also note other interim planetary transits (transits, progressions, etc.) occurring and you may find a deeply meaningful ‘story’ or narrative playing out between the originating nodal transit, through the relevant planetary activators and culminating in the visible results of the process. 58
first‐person orientation is a pure subjective sensing of the world, second‐person is a purely relational sensing, and third‐person is purely objectifying. We each have each of these perspectives multiple times within our makeup. Again, it is perspective distinctions which results in the myriad expressiveness of consciousness (Zen’s “Ten‐thousand Things”) and determines the relative stages of consciousness evolution.
NOTES 1. A growing number of astrologers seem to be including select polarity positions into their chart work. Evolutionary Astrology is the most well‐known to include polarity work in its set of techniques. The polarity position of a planet is simply that: that zodiacal position in exact 180° opposition to that of the planet itself. In line with much astrological literature, I have added my voice on point polarities as well, ranging from the general – how to glean the qualities of a body’s astrological polarity – to the specific – techniques to delineate the polarity position of Pluto and Chiron. These are explained in my second and third book respectively. www.Soulsign.com/store
6. Having little functional knowledge of Vedic practices, my original introduction to this facet of Vedic astrological understanding of the Moon was through the work of astrologer Sam Geppi (http://www.vedicastrologycenter.net) and then further through that of astrologer Dennis Harness Ph.D. ( http://www.dennisharness.com)
2. Actual lyrics are “He not busy born is busy dying” from the song, It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) by Bob Dylan, 1965, 1993. Interestingly, the stanza just prior to this one contains the lyric: “Darkness at the break of noon / Shadows even the silver spoon / The handmade blade, the child's balloon / Eclipses both the sun and moon / To understand you know too soon / There is no sense in trying.” (Italics added)
7. “Difficult” because astrological research almost exclusively relies on material events of all kinds to correlate to the astrological signatures under research. 8. Note that ‘multi‐level accuracy’ does not refer to multiple planet hits to cardinal points; while they would each signify an important influence on our collective consciousness, they are of the same class or level of influence: planetary bodies with physical characteristics. In contrast, the nodal axis brings another level of influence into the equation entirely, again the result of what the axis essentially is and therefore isn’t (see “The Lunar Nodes,” above).
3. “Somatic Intelligence” is a term used in the Soulsign work (Breathwork, meditation, sound healing)) referring to the degree of conscious functioning in one’s anatomy, physiology and subtle energetics. A portion of this clinical theory suggests that the clearer of unacknowledged (sub‐ or unconscious) memory the body is, the greater its somatic intelligence. The term implies not just awareness of an aspect or level of self, but the capacity to respond to life at multiple levels and each appropriately.
9. I have also observed many of my clients manifesting the seeds of their evolutionary next steps in less time, as early as two months. The five month is an estimated average on my part.
4. From The Soul’s Desire for Wholeness, p. 145, Soulsign Publishing, 2005. 5. Perspectives such as these have been proven by integral theory to represent the linking structure in consciousness between all spiritual, religious, and cultural divides. A 59
Transits and Switchphrases By Kat Miller, USA.
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Transits and Switchphrases February through June 2009 February 1: Mercury back to direct motion Switchphrase: ACT‐POSTPONE‐THANKS‐GO‐GO‐GO This Switchphrase means: Transition, let it go (anything that has been causing problems for you), stop regretting, end laziness, begin (whatever you have been putting off) and progress. February 7: Mercury transits to Capricorn Switchphrase: POSTPONE‐PRAISE‐WITH‐ACT‐OPEN This Switchphrase means: Let go of fault finding, immerse in thoughtful conversation, free the mind and breathe easier. February 12: Sun transits to Aquarius Switchphrase: FOR‐AROUND‐GO‐BETWEEN‐ELATE‐MASK‐HORSE This Switchphrase means: Promote improved perspective, progress spiritual and psychic awareness, turn setbacks into uplifts, shield yourself, be solid and be strong. March 5: Mercury transits to Aquarius Switchphrase: ACT‐JUDGE‐WHET‐POINT‐ROOT This Switchphrase means: Transition to improved comprehension, finalize decisions and grow. March 6: Venus goes Retrograde Switchphrase: FORGIVE‐OPEN‐ELATE‐PUT‐HOLD‐TOGETHER This Switchphrase means: End desire for revenge, allow setbacks to transform into uplifts, expand and build character and become master of your life. March 7: Mars transits to Aquarius Switchphrase: SHUT‐PRAISE‐LIGHT‐DUCK‐ATTENTION‐FOR‐FORGIVE This Switchphrase means: Stop looking for trouble, be beautiful, lighten your mood, release sensitivity, avoid carelessness and promote forgiveness and elimination of remorse. March 14: Sun transits to Pisces Switchphrase: HO‐LIMIT‐QUIET‐FIGHT‐PERSONAL This Switchphrase means: Relax, regain control, quiet your ego, intensify intents and become a success. March 22: Mercury transits to Pisces Switchphrase: DivineORDER‐PUT This Switchphrase means: With great efficiency, build. 61
April 14: Sun transits to Aries Switchphrase: FIGHT‐FOR‐GO‐CUTE‐HORSE‐PUT‐AROUND This Switchphrase means: Intensify intents to promote progression, be sharp‐witted, gain power, expand and improve perspective. April 15: Mars transits to Pisces Switchphrase: FORGIVE‐GIVE‐HO‐FOREVER This Switchphrase means: Eliminate remorse, help others, relax and stop talking about it (whatever you are regretting). April 18: Venus goes back to direct motion in Pisces (house of exaltation) Switchphrase: JUDGE‐FIFTY THREE‐OFFER‐TOMORROW‐BUBBLE‐HORSESHOE This Switchphrase means: Increase comprehension, take responsibility, dispel greed, dispel sorry, expand beyond perceived limitations and safely move rapidly ahead. April 24: Mercury transits to Taurus Switchphrase: HORSESHOE‐ACT‐PHASE‐DUCK‐MOVE This Switchphrase means: Increase sturdiness and balance, be a good orator, improve the situation, dispel hypersensitivity and clear inertia. May 1: Jupiter transits to Aquarius Switchphrase: MAGNANIMITY‐JUDGE‐FORGIVE‐LOVE‐CHANGE This Switchphrase means: Be generous, increase comprehension, let go of anger and resentment, accept love and dispel pain. May 7: Mercury goes retrograde in Taurus Switchphrase: DIVINE‐ACT‐POINT‐GUARD‐ELATE This Switchphrase means: Increase personal ability to express yourself, increase focus, be protected and turn setbacks into uplifts. May 14: Sun transits to Taurus Switchphrase: WOMB‐CLEAR‐ADJUST‐FULL‐ON‐UP This Switchphrase means: Reconnect with Source, dispel anger and resentment, find comfort, go beyond previous limitations, and produce high spirits. May 17: Saturn goes to direct motion in Leo Switchphrase: LISTEN‐FIFTY THREE‐ELATE‐GIGGLE‐RIDICULOUS‐FOR‐ALLOW This Switchphrase means: Be in touch with yourself, take responsibility, turn setbacks into uplifts, enjoy the task at hand, center attention on yourself and promote discovery.
May 24: Mars transits to Aries (its own house) Switchphrase: OIL‐FULL‐BRING‐WHET‐GUARD‐CHLORINE This Switchphrase means: Release tension and resistance, expand capacity, manifest refined protection and share yourself. May 25: Mercury reenters Aries in retrogression Switchphrase: ACT‐LIGHT‐NOW This Switchphrase means: Use your words to lighten your load and act on good impulse. May 31: Venus transits to Aries Switchphrase: OPEN‐PRAISE‐FORGIVE‐GUIDE This Switchphrase means: Allow yourself to be beautiful, eliminate remorse and allow yourself to know the way. June 5: Mercury transits to Taurus Switchphrase: DIVINE‐ACT‐LOVE‐GO‐GIVE‐ALONE‐SWEET‐TOGETHER This Switchphrase means: Increase personal ability to be a good orator, attract, accept and experience love, begin to help others, increase focus on self, be caring and master of your world. June 15: Sun transits to Gemini Switchphrase: WOMB‐FULL‐ELATE‐MOVE‐CARE‐NEXT This Switchphrase means: Be secure, expand capacity to turn setbacks into advantages, increase pep, and finish lots of meticulous work. June 15: Jupiter goes retrograde Switchphrase: LEARN‐JUDGE‐WITH‐CARE‐UNCLE This Switchphrase means: Rejuvenate, increase comprehension, harmonize well with others, and remember to ward off apartness. June 30: Venus transits to Taurus (its own house) Switchphrase: LIMIT‐BUBBLE‐FOREVER‐GIGGLE‐THANKS‐SHOW This Switchphrase means: Regain control, get energized, keep the secret of enjoying tasks, release guilt and give respect (to yourself and others). June 30: Mercury transits to Gemini (its own house) Switchphrase: ACT‐LOVE‐ON‐POSTPONE‐CLEAR‐CURVE‐CANCER This Switchphrase means: Transition to love and acceptance, nourish ambition, let go of anger and resentment, makes yourself beautiful and calm emotional distress.
Universal Switchwords List Universal Switchwords are words that work for in 95‐100% of people. Following is a comprehensive list of Universal Switchwords. ACT‐ be a good orator; transition ADD ‐ find or increase percentage; enlarge what you have ADJUST ‐create balance; assume or carry a burden; handle uncomfortable or unpleasant conditions ALONE ‐ nurture or heal; increase focus on self AROUND ‐ gain or improve perspective ATTENTION ‐ do detailed work; avoid carelessness BE ‐ be at peace and in good health; have good form; dispel loneliness; skill in sports; to be unaffected by ridicule BETWEEN ‐ use or enhance telepathy; increase psychic awareness BLUFF ‐ dispel fear or nervousness; enhance imagination and dreams BOW ‐ dispel arrogance BRING ‐ unite with; manifest; make it so; deliver the goods BUBBLE ‐ expand beyond perceived limitations; get energized; get excited CANCEL ‐ eliminate negativity or unwanted conditions; eliminate, erase or dis‐create debt or any kind of negativity, or any unwanted thought or condition; dispel annoyance; to dispel worry; eliminate poverty CANCER ‐ calm emotional distress; soften (from astrology’s Cancer the Crab) CARE ‐ memorize; remember; retain CHANGE ‐ dispel emotional or physical pain; get something out of the eye CHARLTON HESTON ‐ stand straight and tall (or use someone you know who stands straight and tall) CHARM ‐ manifest your heart’s desires CHLORINE ‐ mingle; share yourself; make a difference; blend; become one with CHUCKLE ‐ turn on personality CIRCULATE ‐ end loneliness; mingle CLASSIC ‐ appear cultured, suave CLEAR ‐ dispel anger and resentment CLIMB ‐ rise; enhance your view point CONCEDE ‐ stop arguing, "kiss & make up" CONFESS ‐ end aggression CONSIDER ‐ be a good mechanic, a fixer of things 64
CONTINUE ‐ create or increase endurance; continue swimming COPY ‐ have good taste; increase fertility COUNT ‐ make money; reduce smoking COVER ‐ reduce nervousness; subdue inner excitement CRISP ‐ dispel fatigue; feel refreshed; revitalize; enhance; rejuvenate; brighten CROWD ‐ dispel disobedience in children, pets or subordinates CRYSTAL ‐ clarify the situation, things; look to the future; improve clairvoyance; purify; neutralize; access Universal Knowledge CURVE ‐ create beauty; make something beautiful CUT ‐ for moderation if tempted to excess; sever ties CUTE ‐ think; discern; be sharp‐witted; be clever DEDICATE ‐ stop clinging DIVINE ‐ work miracles or extraordinary accomplishment; increase personal ability DIVINE‐LIGHT ‐ multiply intensity; increase enlightenment; brightly focus positivity Divine ORDER ‐ anytime you have some organizing or cleaning to do, or packing for a trip, be efficient; clean up a mess; put in optimum order; revamp DO‐ eliminate procrastination DONE ‐ create completion; meet a deadline; keep a resolution; build willpower DOWN ‐ stop bragging DUCK ‐ dispel hypersensitivity ELATE ‐ transform a setback into an uplift or benefit FIFTY THREE ‐ pay primary concern; take responsibility FIGHT ‐ win a competitive game; intensify intents FIND ‐ build a fortune FOR ‐ promote FOREVER ‐ keep a secret FORGIVE ‐ eliminate remorse; end desire for revenge FULL ‐ optimum level; go beyond; expand capacity GIGGLE ‐ get in the mood for writing; enjoy the task at hand GIVE ‐ sell; help others GO ‐ end laziness; begin; progress GUARD ‐ protection of body, spirit or property; preserve personal safety HALFWAY ‐ make a long distance seem short HELP ‐ eliminate indecision or uncertainty; increase focus 65
HO ‐ relax; to reduce tension; to yawn; to sigh HOLD ‐ build character HOLE ‐ be attractive, appealing HORSE ‐ be solid; be strong; gain power HORSESHOE‐ remain steadfast; strengthen the soul; safely move rapidly ahead; increase sturdiness and balance JACK LALANNE ‐ enthuse (or use someone you know who is an enthusiast) JUDGE ‐ love to read; increase comprehension LEARN ‐ be youthful; look youthful; rejuvenate LIGHT ‐ be inspired; lighten load, mood or stress LIMIT ‐ set parameters; keep others from taking advantage of you; back off; stop; regain control LISTEN ‐ predict the future; in touch with nature and self LOVE ‐ generate, radiate, experience love; acceptance MAGNANIMITY ‐ be generous; end pettiness MASK ‐ save from harm; shield MONA LISA ‐ smile; dispel hate; dispel envy (or someone who represents a smile to you) MOVE ‐ increase energy; eliminate tiredness; increase pep; clear inertia NEXT ‐ finish lots of meticulous work; repeat; at this time NOW ‐ end procrastination; act on good impulse OFF ‐ quit an unwanted habit; go to sleep OFFER ‐ dispel greed OIL ‐ clear friction; smooth; release tension; release resistance; separate ON ‐ get new ideas; obtain transportation; nourish ambition; build; produce OPEN ‐ release; tolerate; understand; comprehend; free the mind; breathe easier; be artful; dispel inhibitions; allow OVER ‐ end frustration PERSONAL ‐ publish a successful newspaper or newsletter; be a success PHASE ‐ set goals, routine or pattern; improve situation POINT ‐ improve eyesight and focus; find direction; decide POSTPONE ‐ stop pouting; let it go PRAISE ‐ be beautiful; stop being critical; stop fault finding; make yourself handsome PUT ‐ build; expand QUIET ‐ quiet the ego 66
REACH ‐ locate misplaced objects; reach solutions for problems; repair things; find what you’re looking for such as misplaced items like keys, papers, tools, etc., forgotten ideas, information in your mind or memory like names, numbers, etc., solutions to problems; invent; solve problems; remember, recall; retrieve REJOICE ‐ stop being jealous RESCIND ‐ undo; restart; cancel; redo; (similar to Control‐Z on a Windows computer you undo last action) Caution: Always use BETWEEN, CRYSTAL and LISTEN with RESCIND to avoid possible time loop RESTORE ‐ restore fairness; restore honesty REVERSE ‐ bury a grudge; stop RIDICULOUS ‐ get publicity; center attention on you ROOT ‐ dig; discover; grow SAGE ‐ dispel evil SAVE ‐ stop drinking alcohol and other unwanted habits SCHEME ‐ advertise; design; create SHOW‐ be devout; virtuous; moral; give respect SHUT ‐ stop looking for trouble SLOW ‐ be wise; have patience SOPHISTICATE ‐ publish a successful magazine; become a larger success SPEND ‐ dress better; be beautiful STRETCH ‐ prolong a good feeling or event or sense of well‐being; grow intellectually, mentally, spiritually or physically SUFFER ‐ handle success; handle prosperity SWEET ‐ be soothing to others; be caring SWING ‐ have courage; be bold SWIVEL ‐ relieve constipation; relieve diarrhea TAKE ‐ become a good leader TAP ‐ convert; adapt; renovate THANKS ‐ stop regretting; release guilt TINY ‐ be polite; be kind; be courteous; reduce size; decrease importance TOGETHER ‐ master any activity; have it all together; become single‐minded TOMORROW ‐ eliminate remorse; dispel sorrow UNCLE ‐ dispel untogetherness; ward off apartness UNMASK ‐ bring into focus; expose; lay bare 67
UP ‐ be in high spirits; dispel the blues; dispel inferiority complex WAIT ‐ learn a secret WASTE ‐ appear rich; show opulence WATCH ‐ learn a skill; perfect a skill WHET ‐ stimulate; sharpen; hone; refine; finalize WITH ‐ be agreeable; compatible; harmonize well with others; immerse in WOMB ‐ feel cuddled; be cuddly; be secure; reconnect with Source In addition to Universal Switchwords there are Broad and Personal Switchwords. Broad Switchwords work for most people (50‐90% of people). There are thousands of Broad Switchwords. Personal Switchwords work for individual people. Personal Switchwords often are names of family members and close friends, as well as words that have been individual to their experiences in setting up switches which attract the experiences the Switchwords embody.
History of Astrology Historia de la Astrología By Alejandro Christian Luna, Argentina.
os primeros indicios que nos hablan de una observación metódica del cielo datan de una fecha tan lejana como 15.000 años antes de Cristo, en astas o huesos encontrados por Marshack y que poseen incisiones que él consideró marcas de caza, basadas en un calendario lunar. Cerca del año 10.000 a.C. se encontraron en el noreste de Africa, en la localidad de Susfana, lo que se ha interpretado como la primera muestra de un zodíaco, donde podían verse una svástica y doce signos, unificando el ciclo lunar (svástica) con el ciclo anual o solar (zodíaco). Tanto en estos casos como en el de las pinturas rupestres de Altamira y Lascaux (donde algunos interpretan la representación de la bóveda celeste) estaríamos hablando de la prehistoria de la astrología y de un pensamiento mágico propio de la infancia de la humanidad. Hasta la época de los primeros filósofos de Grecia, fue el pensamiento mítico el que generó la explicación de toda experiencia humana. Y son los mitos cosmogónicos los que relatan en las diferentes culturas el origen del mundo. Cerca del año 700 a.C. ocurre un cambio fundamental en el pensamiento. Aparecen en Grecia los primeros filósofos, llamados los "filósofos de la naturaleza". Este cambio que va del pensamiento mítico al racional, se habilita cuando, tanto Homero con su Ilíada como Hesíodo con su Teogonía, transcriben las historias referidas a los dioses dando lugar a una posterior profundización con crítica y debate acerca de estas historias, trasmitidas sólo oralmente a lo largo del tiempo.
studying astrology with Mrs Lliana Diez . Continuing studying in Centro Astrologico de Buenos Aires and Casa XI until 2003. At this moment is working as professional astrologer in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In his practice he works together with Psychology, Astrology and Science following the ideas of Ken Wilber and Roberto Assagioli, and working with the Astrological wisdom of Classical Astrology. He has written articles in different magazines, and also written a book "Urania y Sofia" .Some of his articles were translated in Portuguese & French and some are available in www.desphaeris.com.
Podemos pensar que en este momento la astrología podría haber sido alcanzada por la ola desmitificadora, pero lo que ocurrió fue que el mismo pensamiento racional se utilizó para intentar legitimarla. Según Empédocles, los cambios en la naturaleza se dan porque los cuatro elementos (en diferentes proporciones) constantemente se separan y se juntan, gracias a dos fuerzas que llamó "odio" y "amor" respectivamente. No se sabe si Empédocles tuvo algún contacto con las ideas egipcias o babilónicas, pero es evidente la relación entre su filosofía y la astrología, donde aún hoy hablar de las cuadruplicidades de los doce signos es parte de la columna vertebral del saber astrológico. Asimismo la diferenciación de las fuerzas activas de la naturaleza en la polaridad amor /odio se relacionan con las fuerzas activas que, según la astrología caldea (y luego por la astrología como un corpus), son vehiculizadas por dos pares de planetas polarizados como benéficos: Venus y Júpiter (amor) y maléficos: Marte y Saturno (odio). En el Timeo, Platón nos muestra la cosmología astrológica subyacente en su filosofía. Relata que el Demiurgo (el dios–creador) creó el mundo a partir de los cuatro elementos. Todo en la creación tiene existencia, es idéntico o diferente a algo. El Demiurgo creó al mundo y le dió un alma, el "ánima mundi", luego lo partió en dos mitades, creando dos franjas circulares oblicuas entre sí, el Ecuador y la Eclíptica. La franja del Ecuador responde a lo idéntico ya que es única y rota siguiendo el movimiento de la esfera celeste. La franja oblicua, la Ecliptica, rota en dirección contraria, se subdivide en siete círculos desiguales que forman los círculos o esferas del sol, la luna y los planetas y que conforman el movimiento de lo diferente. Está implicita aquí la idea pitagórica (y por ende también caldea) de la armonía de las esferas. Platón halló razón y lógica en los movimientos de la esfera celeste. La materia del alma del mundo es una sola, cuando un individuo emplea su intelecto el movimiento de su alma se une a los movimientos celestiales del alma del mundo. Si conocemos la identidad de las cosas estamos en contacto con el Ecuador, si conocemos la diferencia es porque estamos en contacto con la Eclíptica. El Demiurgo nos hizo a nosotros con la misma materia del alma del mundo, cada uno de nosotros tiene su propia estrella y antes de encarnar se nos mostró como funciona el cosmos. Así es que la contemplación del cielo nos ayuda a recordar vagamente nuestro origen. Los signos del zodíaco en la astrología mística posterior toman de Platón la expresión de formas "ideales". Algunos años antes de Cristo surgieron en Alejandría muchas religiones e ideas filosóficas nuevas, a partir del "sincretismo", la mezcla de religiones antiguas que se daba. Una de las más importantes fue el hermetismo, de origen egipcio. Proviene su nombre de Thot‐Hermes, más conocido como Hermes Trismegisto (el tres veces grande), una figura que es una mezcla de mito y realidad. Las obras atribuidas a Thot‐Hermes son numerosas, hay obras prácticas de astrología y alquimia, como el Liber Hermetis, el Picatrix y la Tabla Esmeralda, estas dos últimas más tardías, y con seguridad, la autoría no pudo ser de Hermes Trismegistos, pero si de sus seguidores, los filósofos herméticos. El hermetismo refleja una tradición diametralmente opuesta al racionalismo aristotélico, es más un cuerpo místico de doctrinas, una forma mística de pensamiento. Ensalza la experiencia numítica, el conocimiento directo con lo sagrado.
La frase "Como es arriba es abajo", sintetiza el pensamiento hermético y demuestra la relación íntima entre hermetismo y astrología. En la Edad Media, el poder de la Iglesia cristiana se encargó de disolver el desarrollo de las ideas filosóficas originarias del mundo griego. En el año 529 la Iglesia cierra la Academia de Platón en Atenas. Los conventos tuvieron el monopolio de la enseñanza, la reflexión y la experimentación “científica”. Uno de los llamados padres de la Iglesia fue San Agustín (354‐430), quien estudió astrología en su juventud, transformándose luego en su principal enemigo. Su crítica tiene tanto argumentos lógicos como espirituales. El golpe más fuerte lo da cuando toca el tema de los gemelos o los mellizos, y la abismal diferencia dada en el destino que viven. El determinismo de la astrología de la época chocaba con la idea del libre albedrío, núcleo del cristianismo. San Agustín sostenía que cuando los astrólogos hacían predicciones acertadas era porque estaban asistidos por demonios, deseosos de que las almas renuncien a su libre albedrío. Este pensamiento continúa aún hoy en muchas personas que ven pecaminoso el querer inmiscuirse en asuntos que van más allá de lo que entienden como “normal”, metiéndose en los asuntos de Dios. Tanto en ese momento como ahora, era habitual considerar a la astrología como un prosaico método de adivinación en lugar de una filosofía astral como lo fue en sus inicios. A medida que el cristianismo se iba imponiendo en el mundo romano, la astrología era relegada a un lugar cada vez menos importante, hasta desaparecer casi totalmente a partir de la invasión visigoda a Roma en el 410. Simultáneamente a la “introversión mística” dada en Europa, el impulso de los árabes comenzaba a ser notable. La cultura islámica tomó de los griegos la filosofía, la medicina, la astrología y las ciencias, dándole a Aristóteles un lugar protagónico. Muchos textos astrológicos griegos que el occidente latino había perdido, fueron traducidos al árabe gracias a astrólogos y filósofos como Al‐Kindi, Abu‐Maschar y Masha‐allah, donde sus nombres y sus aforismos aparecen en mucha bibliografía europea posterior. Los Tetrabiblos de Ptolomeo fueron traducidos en el 1138. Desgraciadamente la traducción del griego al árabe y del árabe al latín introdujo muchos errores debido a la misma estructura del lenguaje; errores que se fueron perpetuando hasta hace pocos años. En este momento equipos interdisciplinarios compuestos por astrólogos y filólogos están traduciendo directamente originales griegos, mostrando de otra manera el saber astrológico de antaño. En definitiva, la astrología se vio beneficiada por los enormes adelantos de las matemáticas y del álgebra, propios del mundo islámico. Los llamados partes arábigos son desarrollados por ellos a partir de su uso por los astrólogos helénicos. El Renacimiento trajo consigo una nueva manera de acercarse a la realidad: la investigación de la naturaleza basada en la observación, la experimentación sistemática y la experiencia. Surge el llamado método empírico, propio del conocimiento científico. Galileo Galilei (1564‐ 1642) dijo: “el libro de la naturaleza está escrito en un lenguaje matemático” La astrología se vio directamente beneficiada; los adelantos técnicos perfeccionaron la confección e interpretación de los horóscopos, que fueron aprovechados a su vez, por reyes y papas. Vale como ejemplo la fecha elegida para la Coronación de Isabel 1ra, calculada por el astrólogo británico John Dee, cuando los tránsitos del Sol, Venus y Júpiter aspectaban favorablemente a esos mismos planetas en la carta natal de Isabel (quien se las arregló para mantener unida a Inglaterra durante 44 años bastante complicados). 71
En el año 1543 se publica el libro Sobre las revoluciones de los orbes celestes del astrónomo polaco Nicolás Copérnico. Esta obra comienza a cambiar la visión que el mundo tenía de sí mismo; demostrando mediante la observación y las matemáticas, que la Tierra (junto con los demás planetas) gira alrededor del Sol. Este cambio de paradigma habilitó una nueva cosmovisión, donde la Tierra (y por ende el ser humano) dejaba de ser el centro del Universo como hasta entonces se creía. La oposición de la Iglesia no se hizo esperar demasiado. El alemán Johannes Kepler (1571‐1630) demostró que los planetas recorren órbitas elípticas y opinó además, que las mismas leyes que regían en este sector del cosmos regían en todo el Universo. Señaló también la existencia de una fuerza que mantiene a los planetas orbitando alrededor del Sol, fuerza que explicaría la relación entre las fases de la Luna y las mareas. Galileo Galilei se burlaba de Kepler porque “había dado su consentimiento de que la Luna domina el agua”. Kepler, como astrólogo que era, bien conocía la influencia de la Luna sobre el agua, ya que rige a Cáncer, signo de ese elemento. Y de hecho estaba doblemente en lo cierto. La burla de Galileo ejemplificaba en realidad como eran vistos los cultores de la astrología por los científicos de la época. Burla que hoy en día ejerce toda persona que se considera “racional”. La importancia de Kepler en la historia de la ciencia es capital; la teoría de la gravedad de Isaac Newton está basada en los descubrimientos del gran astrónomo alemán. Por eso se ha ocultado tanto su cabal conocimiento de la astrología (¡Dios mío, Kepler astrólogo! ¡que mal le hace esto a la ciencia!... exclamarían los doctos). Kepler practicaba la astrología y hacía horóscopos; entre ellos los del Emperador Rodolfo II y el del general Wallenstein. Censuró a la astrología convencional, intentando reformar la disciplina. Advirtió a los críticos de la astrología que “no tiraran las frutas frescas junto a las podridas”. Los aspectos planetarios son la base de la astrología kepleriana, ya que aporta nuevas relaciones de longitud eclíptica entre planetas (como la semicuadratura, la sesquicuadratura, el quintil, el biquintil, el septil y el nonil), que se suman a los tradicionales aspectos ptolemaicos (conjunción, oposición, cuadratura, trígono, sextil, semisextil y quincuncio). Jean Baptiste Morin de Villefranche (1583‐1656) está considerado como el más grande astrólogo francés. Y aplica la lógica cartesiana al ámbito del saber astrológico, sobre todo al pasarlo por el tamiz de la razón, con método, orden, análisis y con la clarificación de cada argumento. Para hacer esto, Morin hizo lo mismo que Descartes con la filosofía, no dar nada por sentado, dudar de todo, construir una astrología desde los mismos cimientos. Vaciarla de los contenidos ptolemaicos que dotaban a cada planeta de "significación universal". En la esfera británica, el astrólogo William Lilly (1602‐1681) tuvo –y tiene– una gran importancia. Es considerado un maestro en la astrología mundana y horaria. Su enfoque tiende más a lo profético y a lo mágico, con un estilo que recuerda al de Nostradamus. En su Astrología Cristiana sostiene que una astrología predictiva bien hecha es compatible con el cristianismo. Su predicción más espectacular tuvo que ver con el incendio de Londres en 1666, acontecimiento que él había predicho 15 años antes. Luego del mismo, fue detenido como 72
sospechoso de causarlo, pero las investigaciones posteriores lo libraron de culpa y cargo. Durante la época de la Ilustración, el arte de hacer horóscopos se extinguió casi completamente; excepto en Inglaterra, donde algunas personas, consideradas bastante excéntricas, seguían interesadas en la ciencia de los astros. A principios del siglo XIX, la astrología en Inglaterra retoma un impulso que luego arrastraría a toda Europa y más tarde a América. Los astrólogos británicos adaptaron el vocabulario científico para sus analogías simbólicas, como la electricidad y el magnetismo. Por otra parte, la moda del ocultismo (la “sombra” de la época victoriana) también tocaba algunos puntos coincidentes con el hermetismo y la astrología. Por ejemplo el concepto de correspondencias entre las distintas entidades del Universo, la existencia de seres intermediarios entre la humanidad y Dios ‐ángeles, espíritus, maestros ascendidos‐ con los cuales sólo los “iniciados” pueden contactar. Muchos astrólogos de la época tomaron sus nombres a partir del nombre de ángeles, como Sepharial, Raphael o Zidkiel. Esta "movida" antirracional produjo numerosos grupos de personas (artistas, poetas, intelectuales) que se unían en sectas y sociedades secretas. Muchos conseguían formar su propio culto, en base a mistificaciones más que con verdaderos misterios herméticos. Entre los más conocidos podemos nombrar a Eliphas Lévi y a Gérard Encausse (Papus) en el esoterismo francés. En Inglaterra, Aleister Crowley y Dion Fortune. Entre las sociedades secretas tenemos la Order of the Golden Down, la Ordo Templi Orientis, la Orden de los Nuevos Templarios y la Thule Gessellshaft. La Sociedad Teosófica fue fundada en 1875 por Helena Petrova Blavatsky, más conocida como Madame Blavatsky. La Doctrina Secreta de la teosofía, con su particular comparación de las religiones del mundo y los conceptos de karma y reencarnación, dotó a muchos astrólogos de una conexión espiritual que necesitaban como complemento a lo intelectual de su quehacer. La desviación del pensamiento racional iniciada muchas décadas atrás con el romanticismo y mantenida gracias al estudio de la psicología humana profunda, hizo que poco a poco el positivismo fuera menos dogmático y se abriera la posibilidad de que surgiera una nueva astrología. Una astrología que a finales del siglo XX ya era un verdadero "boom". Ya desde el siglo XIX, arqueólogos, antropólogos y diversos investigadores de la cultura antigua vuelven sus ojos hacia la astrología, entendida como fenómeno digno de estudio dentro de un marco puramente histórico. Podemos citar las obras de numerosos autores, como Histoire de l'astronomie ancienne (1817) de M. Delambre , La astrología española en la Edad Media (1841) de A. Rodríguez Navarrete y Astrología y Religión en el mundo grecorromano (1903) de Franz Cumont. Los astrólogos, aún con un complejo de inferioridad con respecto a los serios científicos sabelotodo, comienzan a publicar con seudónimos, sobre todo en Inglaterra. R.C. Smith, más conocido como Raphael, publica hacia 1824 su primer Almanaque, repetido luego anualmente. Richard James Morrison (Zadkiel) funda en 1831 la revista Heraldo de la Astrología. Los libros de Frederick William Alen (Alan Leo) se siguen publicando en la actualidad; por ejemplo, Astrología Moderna, cuya primera edición data de 1895. A principios del siglo pasado comienzan a proliferar columnas de horóscopos en los diarios. Cuando nació la hermana de la reina Isabel de Inglaterra (el 21 de agosto de 1930) el Sunday Express publicó su horóscopo, elaborado por R. H. Naylor. El éxito fue tal que comenzó a publicarse una columna de astrología; la primera, el 5 de octubre de 1930. 73
Esta astrología solar es la que vemos plasmada con tanta superficialidad en todos los diarios y revistas de la actualidad. El francés Paul Choisnard trata de apoyar la astrología sobre las bases de la matemática y la física moderna. La astrología ligada al ocultismo tiene al clérigo Eliphas Levi y a Papus como figuras más representativas. El danés Max Heindel fusiona la ciencia de los astros con la filosofía Rosacruz y la Teosofía. El suizo Karl Kraft (1900‐1945) opera sobre estadísticas, consideradas más tarde como poco fiables. El alemán Reinhold Ebertin es autor de obras de gran resonancia, siendo autor de la Cosmobiología, y principal referente de la escuela astrológica alemana. En los Estados Unidos de América, de la escuela de la asociación Rosacruz surgen importantes astrólogos, como Elbert Benjamine, Evangeline Adams y Maurice Wemyss. No podemos dejar de nombrar a otros con diferentes enfoques y nacionalidades: André Barbault, Nicolás DeVore, Charles Carter, Walter Koch, Jacques Sadoul, Demetrio Santos. Despues de numerosos y estériles debates, la ciencia institucional se erige como la principal adversaria de la astrología. En 1975, ciento ochenta y seis destacados científicos (entre los que se incluían dieciocho Premios Nobel) publican en la revista Humanist unas "Objeciones a la Astrología". La ciencia institucionalizada sencillamente considera que la astrología no merece ser estudiada, y cuando así lo hace, los resultados son publicados siempre y cuando no prueben su validez. Cuando muestran algún indicio que la convalide, se los desacredita o ignora. A fin de cuentas, según Maggie Hyde "No se trata de un problema de pruebas, sino de una lucha entre sistemas de creencias". Muchos astrólogos se alejaron de la ciencia para seguir el camino de la psicología, en especial el trazado por el suizo Carl Gustav Jung (1875‐1961). En su libro "La interpretación de la naturaleza y la psique", Jung define la sincronicidad, con la que pretende explicar ciertos casos extraordinarios, "coincidencias significativas", imposibles de explicar causalmente. Su teoría de los Arquetipos explica el poder de los símbolos astrológicos y como éstos trabajan en la imaginación. Los signos del Zodíaco serían doce imágenes arquetípicas, manifestaciones del inconciente colectivo, que dan cuenta de la Totalidad. Jung ubica a la Astrología dentro de una realidad psíquica. Para entender como trabajan los símbolos arquetípicos es necesaria una clase especial de pensamiento: la actitud simbólica. Por esta razón los métodos de las ciencias físico‐naturales son inapropiados para comprender la astrología. "Que una cosa sea o no un símbolo depende de la actitud de la conciencia que la examine". Si Freud considera al ser humano casi como un animal (en lo que respecta a lo instintivo de su naturaleza), podríamos decir que Jung también lo considera un animal, un animal simbólico. A partir de Jung aparece una nueva astrología, la llamada humanística o psicológica, cuyas figuras más importantes son Dane Rudyhar (1895‐1985), Liz Greene, Howard Sasportas, Richard Idemon, Stephen Arroyo, Alexander Ruperti y otros, casi todos provenientes de Gran Bretaña y Estados Unidos. 74
Más allá del lenguaje simbólico de la astrología, Jung no descarta una posibilidad causal de su influencia en los seres vivos, aunque no pudo establecer ninguna certeza empírica suficiente. Sin embargo, muchos investigadores persiguen algún dato que incluya a la vez psique y materia. Las investigaciones más recientes han puesto en evidencia la increíble analogía entre el mundo de la microfísica y el Universo, entre el microcosmos y el macrocosmos. Albert Einstein demuestra que el espacio y el tiempo no son entidades separadas e independientes sino un continuum espacio‐tiempo, del que participan todos los procesos del Universo. En su teoría del campo unificado propuso que la esencia del Universo no son las partículas sino los campos. F. D. Peat, a partir de la teoría del orden implicado de Bohm, afirma que el Universo entero se encuentra plegado sobre si mismo en cada región del espacio. "Los eventos sincronísticos, entendidos como una coincidencia significativa entre microcosmos y macrocosmos, son aplicables si consideramos que, bajo los estratos de un orden implicado individual, existe un nivel más profundo que contiene, plegada, toda la información del Universo". Como analogía literaria, vale la del cuento de Jorge Luis Borges “El Aleph”, solo que cada punto del espacio sería un “Aleph”. La llamada New Age, no deja de ser la última filosofía globalizadora, donde se pueden encontrar las más diversas disciplinas trabajando mancomunadamente. Allí, la Astrología ocupa un lugar preponderante, siendo la principal vocera de la llamada Era de Acuario, que ya estaría dando sus primeros frutos. Sólo el Tiempo y la Historia dirán que cosas de la New Age serán importantes para la Humanidad. Mientras tanto, la rueda sigue girando...
Active Astrology ‐ 1 By Ciro Discepolo, Italy
ome astrologers (honestly, few of them and not those belonging to the Hall of Fame of Astrology in the late two centuries) claim that the Solar Returns must be cast for the place where one was born, or for the place of one's residence ‐ and not for the place where the native actually is when the Solar return takes place. I disagree, and one can easily find my reasons, supported by hundreds of practical examples, in many of my approximately fifty books. One can change ones destiny by changing ones location of Solar Return.
Ciro Discepolo was born in Naples in 1948,
Let me introduce a case described in my book “Nuovo Trattato delle Rivoluzioni Solari” (Armenia) ‐ a really striking case, in my opinion.
where he works as a journalist and writer. He worked for twenty years with the most popular daily of his town, Il Mattino. He worked for five years at the CNR (National Research Council). He has been dealing with astrology since 1970. He has published over 50 books, most of them bestsellers in Italy as well as abroad. In 1990 he founded the quarterly Ricerca ‘90, which has been publishing since then. He has been doing statistical researches from the very beginning of his interest in astrology. At the beginning of the 90s, he obtained very brilliant results with researches on astral heredity on a sample of over 75,000 subjects. He has held seminars, courses and lectures in different universities in Italy and abroad, and in several culture clubs. He is deeply interested in informatics. Astrologically speaking, he followed the school of André Barbault. He founded the school of Active Astrology. http://www.cirodiscepolo.it
My daughter Laura had a peculiar birthday in 2001, compared to that of her astral twin. The latter is one of my friends’ daughter who was born in the same town as Laura, only twenty minutes later than Laura. According to my subsequent observations though, I believe that she was born only ten minutes later than my daughter. Laura was born in Naples on the 27th of May 1975 at 11.25 pm. Both of them would have faced horrible constellations, had they spent their birthday in Naples: perhaps the most awful ones that I could imagine. In fact they would have had the Sun conjunct to Saturn in the 12th House, four celestials in the 12th House, and Mars in the 6th House of SR. 76
I warned both of them and suggested them to relocate their SR to Australia. In fact my daughter went and visited a very peculiar place called Monkey Mia. Despite its ape‐like name, it is a magical place with bungalows facing the sea, where you can almost hug dolphins that come to the shore and “befriend” with tourists. Laura spent her birthday there, and two months later married. After that, she found home close to mine; in April she underwent an eye surgery that solved her serious short‐sightedness; eventually she started looking for a serious job. According to her acquaintances, Laura had the most wonderful year of her life. Let us see what happened to her astral twin, call her Ilena. She wasn’t able to leave and twelve months later she reported that she had had a real annus horribilis: the day after her birthday, her brother was urgently hospitalized for a very bad acute illness. He spent one month poised between life and death (she spent much time by his side, in the hospital). Three days after her birthday, while she was eating one of her molar teeth fractures; she had to take antibiotics for one month for a badly cured infection. After years of stable position, she lost her job and spent the whole year in unemployment. After seven years of stable relationship, her boyfriend left her to marry another woman; she fell into depression and spent the rest of the year in bed. According to her acquaintances, Ilena had the most awful year of her life. Laura ‐ Solar Return For Naples
2001 Aimed Birthday Of My Daughter
Now I would like to have this case explained by those who claim that the Solar Return must be domificated for the native’s place of birth, or place of steady domicile. Of course, my friend authorized me to release ‐ if necessary ‐ the real name and astrological data of Ilena, just in case somebody, having no scientific argument to oppose, claimed that this case is a mere fruit of my imagination. Even more, this is what Ilena herself told me: “If anybody doubted of this story I authorize you to publish in future books of yours my birth certificate besides Laura’s birth certificate. Even more: you can add my postal address, my phone number, and even my mobile phone number! And just in case some of your silly colleagues argued that we have invented this story together, I and you, there’s no problem: we’ll let him verify the date of the hospitalization of my brother at the hospital “Cotugno”; my via crucis at the dentist; my dismissal (it has been registered at INPS); the wedding of my former fiancé; and the antidepressant therapy that a real doctor ‐ not a virtual one ‐ ordered to me.”. If astrology is true and if the “aimed birthdays” do not work, is there any astrologer in the world who’s able to explain this case? On the Web, somebody wrote that the ten‐minute gap between the two horoscopes of the two girls may explain such a huge difference in the Solar Returns of each of them. My comment? If you believe so, you can believe in anything. Not only: if you follow the non‐reasoning of such persons, following the same twisted wavelength, could they prove that their life had been different if ‐ at the very same Greenwich time ‐ they were born in any other part of the world? How could they? Would they live a life with an Italian birth sky and a second life with, say, a Brasilian or Japanese birth sky? If so, we should come to the conclusion that neither classical Astrology is true. If this isn’t enough, consider what follows. 78
Another really difficult case to solve for the opponents of the Aimed Solar Returns is the accident suffered by pop singer Madonna on the day of her birthday in 2005. It is really a puzzling case. Madonna (born in Bay City, MI, USA, 16th of August 1958, at 7:05 am, according to Archivio Bordoni) fell down from a horse on the day of her birthday in 2005, actually a few hours after the Solar Return. She suffered from several fractures. What do you think? Does the Solar Return cast for the States explain the event? Or does the Solar Return cast for the place where she was actually (near Bristol, in England)? In the latter case she had Uranus over the Ascendant and three celestials in the 6th House, among them the Sun and Saturn. Following: Madonnaâ€™s birth chart; her SR for the States; and her SR for Bristol, England.
Madonnaâ€™s birth chart
SR for the States
SR for Bristol, England
Greek Medicine & Astrology ‐1 & 2 By David Osborn, USA.
ippocrates, the Father of Greek Medicine, once said that the physician who was ignorant of astrology could not rightly call himself a physician. Galen, however, was a hard‐headed empiricist who tended to be more skeptical regarding Medical Astrology. Nevertheless, the use of astrology in medicine and holistic healing has been a persistent, widespread and time‐honored practice in other traditional medical systems like Ayurveda as well. In Greek Medicine, Medical Astrology is called Iatromathematica, or "doctorly calculations". After calculating and considering the planetary influences operating in the patient's natal astrology chart, the medical astrologer would formulate a judgment of the patient's innate constitutional nature and temperament vis‐ a‐vis his/her acquired condition or health challenges and give his advice and recommendations to the patient. Medical Astrology, in East or West, is based on the notion of Cosmic Sympathy ‐ that the planetary and celestial influences depicted in the natal astrology chart symbolize or resonate with Universal Life Forces of Nature and the cosmos. Healing is simply a matter of integrating and harmonizing the forces of life and health within the individual with these Universal Life Forces. All Medical Astrology in Greek Medicine is based on the principles of Hermetic philosophy, which states: "As above, so below; as within, so without." In
David Osborn was born in Tokyo Japan in 1952 and grew up largely in the Orient as the son of a diplomat. Apart from Greek Medicine he has studied various other healing sciences. David was able to study Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque New Mexico. What he learned there helped him greatly in his understanding and appreciation of Greek Medicine. He was also surprised to discover that much of what Dr. Lad had given in his evening lectures about diet and therapeutics had actually been written by Hippocrates in his Aphorisms over two thousand years ago. In 1982, David started to study herbal medicine by correspondence course with Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., author of The Way of Herbs. Michael's eclectic system of Planetary Herbology, which integrates the herbal healing principles of East and West, exerted a very profound and formative influence on David's approach to herbal medicine and natural healing. While living in Berkeley, California, David started teaching astrology groups and continuing his astrological studies with Mariah Larkin, PhD, a protégée of Donna Cunningham. http://www.greekmedicine.net
other words, everything that happens within the human body, or the individual microcosm, has its parallel in the outer macrocosm of Nature and the cosmos. Qualities and Elements Also important in Greek Medicine is the concept of temperament: that everything in the universe, from the individual human being, to the substances we consume as foods and medicines, and even to the far‐flung stars and planets, has its own distinct inherent makeup of qualities and attributes. In Greek Medicine, the primary parameters for measuring temperament are the Four Basic Qualities: Hot, Cold, Wet and Dry. In Greek Medicine, everything in the universe, including the human body and its various constituent parts, is made up of Four Elements: Fire, Air, Earth and Water ‐ in varying proportions. The Four Elements, and their basic qualities, are: FIRE: Hot and Dry AIR: Hot and Wet EARTH: Cold and Dry WATER: Cold and Wet The polarity of Hot versus Cold is called the primary or active polarity because it controls or initiates changes in the other two qualities, Dry and Wet, which form the secondary or passive polarity. Heat evaporates moisture, producing dryness, whereas cold condenses moisture, producing wetness. The Four Elements I listed above are the same ones used in astrology. I have listed them in order, from the most Yang to the most Yin. Fire is the most active, dynamic, Yang element because it is the greatest emitter of light, heat and energy. Its basic qualities are Hot and Dry, which are both Yang in nature. Water is the most passive, Yin element because it is the most cooling, and the greatest receiver of energy. It basic qualities are Cold and Wet, which are both Of all the traditional medical systems I had Yin in nature. studied, Greek Medicine proved to be the closest These two extreme elements, Fire and Water, are fit with Medical Astrology. inherently Cardinal in modality because, as the polarities of Yang and Yin in Nature, they initiate or drive all manifestation and change. This is abundantly evident in the physiology and metabolism of the human body: Fire assimilates, circulates and metabolizes Water, whereas Water contains and cools down Fire, keeping it in check. As proof of the inherently Cardinal modality of the Fire and Water elements, we only need to look at the first Fire sign of the zodiac, Aries, and the first Water sign, Cancer; both signs have a Cardinal modality. The other two elements, Air and Earth, are moderate and mixed in their basic qualities. Since Hot is the primary quality of Air, it is a Yang element ‐ active, subtle, light, dynamic and energetic, although less so than Fire. Since Cold is the primary quality of Earth, it is a Yin element ‐ heavy, dense, passive, substantial ‐ but not as much so as Water. Being moderate elements caught in the middle, Air and Earth are primarily acted upon by the Cardinal forces of change. Air's inherent modality is Mutable, since it readily responds to and welcomes change. Earth's inherent modality is Fixed, since it tends to resist change as the most solid, stable, persistent and enduring element. Accordingly, the first Air sign of the zodiac, Gemini, has a Mutable modality. The first Earth sign of the zodiac, Taurus, has a Fixed modality. 81
The Four Temperaments Actually, I was introduced to the study of Greek Medicine through Medical Astrology. I had tried reading several books on Medical Astrology, but none of them really made any sense to me until I read a book on the subject in French that related the Four Elements of astrology to the Four Temperaments of Greek Medicine. This proved to be the golden key that unlocked the doors of understanding, and after that I was able to bring together everything I had previously learned in the field of traditional medicine and holistic healing under the allâ€?inclusive umbrella of Medical Astrology. Of all the traditional medical systems I had studied, Greek Medicine proved to be the closest fit with Medical Astrology. There was a simple, neat correspondence between the Four Elements and the Four Temperaments: FIRE: Choleric Temperament AIR: Sanguine Temperament EARTH: Melancholic Temperament WATER: Phlegmatic Temperament The Four Temperaments are the basic constitutional body mind types of Greek Medicine. They are analogous to the doshas of Ayurvedic medicine, but instead of three doshas, Greek Medicine has Four Temperaments.
Choleric Temperament The Choleric temperament is characterized by an abundance of the Fire element and the Yellow Bile humor; it roughly corresponds to the Pitta Dosha of Ayurveda. The Hot and Dry qualities predominate. Body Type The Choleric body type is of short to medium build and frame, and has a reddish complexion if heat predominates or a sallow complexion if bile predominates. The physique tends to be lean, compact and muscular, with warm, rough, dry skin and veins and tendons clearly defined. The digestion and metabolism are strong and quick, the urine scanty, thin and dark, and the stools tending to be soft and smelly. Mind & Personality In mind and personality, Cholerics are bold, passionate, creative, imaginative, flamboyant and independent. They can also be prone to anger, irritability, impatience, stress, burnout and a short temper. Physically, Cholerics tend to suffer from febrile and inflammatory diseases, infections, bilious disorders, hyperacidity, acid reflux and stress burnout. Astrology In astrology, the Fire signs â€? Aries, Leo and Sagittarius â€? are basically Choleric in temperament.
Sanguine Temperament The Sanguine Temperament is characterized by an abundance of the Air element and blood, or the Sanguine humor. It has no real equivalent in Ayurveda, but In astrology, the Air signs - Gemini, Libra could be considered a blend of the wetness of Kapha with a little of and Aquarius - are basically Sanguine in the heat of Pitta, since the Sanguine temperament. temperament is warm and moist. Galen considered blood to be the very essence of life and health, and the most desirable of all the humors, being perfect 82
nourishment perfectly digested. In Greek Medicine, the Sanguine temperament is generally considered to be the most healthy and balanced. In Ayurveda, blood is not considered to be a dosha, since the word "dosha" means, "defect", or an inherent predisposition towards pathology and imbalance. In Ayurveda, blood is Rakta Dhatu, one of the seven tissue types. Body Type The Sanguine body type is of medium to tall build and frame, and has a pinkish, rosy, blushing complexion. The physique is elegant, graceful, statuesque and shapely, and the skin smooth, rich and creamy. The digestion and metabolism are generally moderate and balanced, but the appetite, especially for sweet or rich foods, can exceed the digestive capacity. The urine is thick and bright yellow, showing balanced, moderate heat and moisture, and the stools are well‐formed. Mind & Personality In mind and personality, Sanguines are sociable, outgoing, curious, sensuous, playful, indulgent and optimistic. The very word Sanguine means positive, optimistic and hopeful. Sanguines have a synthetic intellect that likes to see the big picture, and a good sense of social appropriateness, discretion, judgment and communication skills. Physically, Sanguines are prone to excesses and congestions of the blood, metabolic excesses of the blood like diabetes, high cholesterol, uremia and gout, and digestive stagnation and putrefaction from overeating. The respiratory and genitourinary tracts can also be sensitive problem areas. Astrology In astrology, the Air signs ‐ Gemini, Libra and Aquarius ‐ are basically Sanguine in temperament.
Melancholic temperament The Melancholic temperament corresponds with the Earth element, and has a predominance of its humor ‐ black bile, or the Melancholic humor. Its basic qualities are Cold and Dry, giving it a close correspondence with the Vata dosha in Ayurveda. Body Type The Melancholic body type tends to be tall, thin and lean, with prominent bones, joints, tendons and veins. The skin is cool, dry and leathery, and the complexion is an olive color or a dull yellow. The appetite and digestion tend to be poor or irregular, the urine pale and thin, and the stools constipated, hard and dry, flatulent or irregularly shaped. Mind & Personality In mind and personality, Melancholics tend to be realistic, pragmatic, prudent, cautious, introspective, austere, frugal and withdrawn. Melancholics are also famous for their blue moods. The Melancholic temperament is also called the Nervous temperament, because they are also prone to nervous agitation, stress and exhaustion. Physically, Melancholics also suffer from a colicky, delicate, poor or irregular digestion, constipation, irritable bowel, poor immunity, arthritic, rheumatic or neuromuscular disorders and insomnia. Of all the Four Temperaments, the Melancholic temperament is the most prone to illness and poor health. That's because the Melancholic temperament is contrary to the Sanguine in all its basic qualities and characteristics. Astrology In astrology, the Earth signs ‐ Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn ‐ are primarily Melancholic in temperament. 83
Phlegmatic Temperament The Phlegmatic temperament is characterized by an abundance of the Water element and its Phlegmatic humor, which includes not just phlegm, but also all the clear fluids of the body, like plasma, lymph, synovial and serous fluids. Being Cold and Wet in its basic qualities, the Phlegmatic temperament corresponds to the Kapha dosha in Ayurveda. Body Type The Phlegmatic body type is heavy set, with a heavy frame and bone structure and rounded, pudgy features, with tendons, bones and joints not prominent. The digestion and metabolism are slow but steady in a healthy state, energy conserving and anabolic dominant; with aggravation. However, the digestion and metabolism can become torpid and sluggish. The urine tends to be clear, thick and scanty, and the stools abundant, tending towards softness. Mind & Personality In mind and personality, Phlegmatics tend to be sentimental, subjective, sensitive, faithful and good natured. The mind tends to be slow but steady, but with Phlegmatic aggravation, it can become slow, passive and sluggish. Physically, Phlegmatics are prone to coughs, colds and lung congestion, lymphatic congestion and obstruction, edema and water retention, a slow digestion and metabolism, and a hypoactive thyroid and adrenals. Astrology In astrology, the Water signs ‐ Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces ‐ are primarily Phlegmatic in temperament. These are the basic Four Temperaments, or pure types. However, most of us are of mixed temperament. One of the great strengths of Medical Astrology is its ability to delineate the constitutional nature and temperament, the inherent strengths and weaknesses of the individual, with unparalleled sophistication and intimate detail.
Planets: Nature and Temperament In Medical Astrology, each planet represents a certain set of physiological or metabolic functions tied together by a common theme, which concerns the planet's inherent nature and temperament. And, like everything else in Greek Medicine, even the far‐flung planets have their own inherent nature and temperament. The main parameters for measuring a planet's nature and temperament are the Four Basic Qualities. Each of the Four Temperaments has planets that resonate with its influence. The hot, dry, fiery, Choleric planets are Mars and the Sun. Of course, Mars is the principal Choleric planet, especially concerning pathology, as it concerns heat, fevers, infections, inflammation, bilious conditions and the like. The Sun concerns the righteous, normal fire of the organism, what Greek Medicine calls the Innate Heat, as well as the other vital principles ‐ the Vital Force and Thymos, or the immune force of the organism. The Sun also represents the heart, the principal organ of the Vital Faculty. In Ayurvedic terms, the Innate Heat would be Agni, and the Vital Force Prana. Jupiter is the principal Sanguine planet, ruling expansion and growth; it represents the liver, the principal organ of the digestive system and Natural Faculty, which governs digestion and metabolism, nutrition and growth. It is assisted by Venus, which is mainly Sanguine, but slightly colder and more Phlegmatic in temperament. It's interesting to note 84
that the Sanguine temperament, considered to be the choicest and most desirable in Greek Medicine, is represented by Jupiter and Venus, the major and minor benefics. Both planets have a warming, moistening, enriching influence. The Melancholic temperament is also called the Nervous temperament, and is cold and dry. It is represented by Mercury and Saturn, which also share these qualities. Mercury, while cold and dry, is also light, quick and mobile in nature. It represents the Nervous temperament, the nervous system, and the throat, lungs and respiratory tract. Mercury also rules speech and communication. Saturn, while cold and dry, is also heavy and slow in nature. It is mainly concerned with the functions of the black bile humor, especially the bones and connective tissue, which require black bile for their formation, and with black bile's storage receptacle, the spleen. Saturn is also associated with common pathologies of aggravated black bile, like arthritis and rheumatism. Metabolically speaking, Jupiter and Saturn are complementary opposites. Sanguine Jupiter favors growth, expansion, enrichment and excess, whereas Melancholic Saturn favors aesthenia, wasting, hypometabolism and deficiency. The principal Phlegmatic planet is the Moon, which rules all fluid metabolism in the body. The Moon is also very nurturing and anabolic, being associated, along with her domicile sign of Cancer, with the stomach and the female breasts. The Phlegmatic Moon is the complementary opposite to the Choleric Sun; together, these two luminaries represent the core Yin â€? Yang, Water â€? Fire principles of physiology and metabolism. The Moon is assisted in her Phlegmatic functions by Venus, the other feminine planet. In addition to the seven classical planets, the Ascendant or Rising Sign, called Horoskopo in classical Greek astrology, is also very important. The Ascendant, although not actually a planet, is probably the single most important planetary factor in Medical Astrology, because it represents the physical body â€? its basic structure and appearance, and inherent constitutional strengths and weaknesses. In terms of its inherent temperament, the Ascendant is pretty neutral, and varies according to its sign, and the planets conjuncting or aspecting it. The outer planets also have their inherent natures and temperaments, even though they weren't part of classical Greek or Hellenistic Astrology. They are as follows: Uranus, being the higher octave of Mercury, is Nervous or Melancholic in temperament, but primarily Nervous, being associated with nervous and spasmodic afflictions. Neptune is primarily Phlegmatic in nature, being associated with the psychic sensitivity of the Water element. Medically, Neptune rules the lymphatic system. Pluto, I feel, has a dual nature and temperament: Its intense, passionate drive as the higher octave of Mars makes it partially Choleric, but its ability to plumb and purge the dark subliminal depths of the psyche and subconscious mind also makes Pluto Phlegmatic. Together, the Choleric Fire and Phlegmatic Water principles of Pluto interact in a dance of both mutual destruction and mutual regeneration and transformation. Hard aspects between certain planets in the natal astrology chart can show tendencies towards excess or aggravation of a certain humor or temperament. With the Sun and Mars, these aggravations would be Choleric in nature. With Mercury and Saturn, or Saturn and Uranus, they would be Nervous or Melancholic. With Venus and Jupiter, Sanguine afflictions like diabetes are common. There is a lot that Medical Astrology has to say about the planets that I have left out of this discussion. While this information is also valid, I have chosen to focus on aspects of the planets that are little understood and appreciated, but deserve to be better known, which 85
concern the basic principles of Greek Medicine as the original source and foundation for Medical Astrology in the West.
Aphorisms from the Secretum Secretorum Among them what Mercury the Babylonian says in his Aphorisms entitled Secret of Secrets, from which we have picked out 45, where we can find a lot of the knowledge in whose path we are in. (1) The content of the first one is that anyone who pretends to gather the powers of the stars is forced to assume their character. (2) The Sun should be asked for the raise of prestige, praising of fraternity, amplitude of designs, authority over the powerful, humiliation of the sovereigns, splendor of lights and vanishing of darkness. (3) The Moon should be asked for fluidity of movements, disclosure of secrets, abundance of waters, extinguishing of fires, and invalidation of completed facts and dissolution of harmonic atmospheres. (4) Saturn should be asked for limitation of movements, hiding of secrets, impoverishment of countries, decrease of intentions, temptation of souls and water stagnation. (5) Jupiter should be asked for the accumulation of goods, conciliation of opinions, rejection of temptations, mitigation of grief and security of earthly and maritime paths. (6) Mars should be asked for promotion of animosity, boldness of spirit, taming of beasts, subordination of passions, splendor of lights, generation of insurrection and submission of enemies.
Great Depression Or Not ? By Robert Gover, USA
mong financial experts there is a huge disagreement as to whether the USA (and world) is headed into another great depression. From an astrological perspective, both pro and con financial opinions are right— that is, stock markets are likely to rebound and indicate we are out of depression danger before they sink again into numbers as bad as or worse than the 1930s. The worse stock market crash so far in 2008 occurred September 15 when the Full Moon was conjunct and opposite the current Saturn‐Uranus opposition, which at the time was conjunct and opposite the US Neptune, square the US Mars. The Dow Stock Index dropped around 500 points, setting off comparisons to the Crash of 1929. The Crash of ’29 also occurred when the US Mars‐Neptune square was hit—but at that time it was hit by an opposition of Jupiter and Saturn afflicting the US Mars‐ square‐Neptune, with the Moon conjunct the US Neptune. The Crash of ’29 was closely followed by a grand cross pattern formed by a Uranus‐Pluto square afflicting the USA’s Sun‐Saturn square. (Of course other planets were also involved but to keep it simple, I am focusing only on the Uranus‐Pluto square.) The USA’s Sun‐Saturn square is due to be hit full force by a Uranus‐Pluto square that will first come exact in 2012 and be most potent in the mid‐2000‐teens.
Robert Gover (born November 2, 1929) grew up in an endowed orphanage (Girard College in Philadelphia), received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh, worked as a journalist, became a best-selling novelist at age 30, lived most of his life in California, and now lives in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. On the Run with Dick and Jane is his ninth novel. His previous book, Time and Money, explores economic and planetary cyclical correlations. His first novel, One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding, a satire on American racism, remains a cult classic that helped break down America's fear of four-letter words and sexually explicit scenes, as well as sensitizing Americans to sanctimonious hypocrisy. He can be contacted at email@example.com or www.robertgover.com
he Uranus‐Pluto square of the 1930s came most exact in 1933 with Uranus at 20 Aries and Pluto at 20 Cancer. The upcoming Uranus‐Pluto square will come exact in January 2012 with Uranus at 8 Aries and Pluto at 8 Capricorn. Pluto will be roughly opposite where it was in the ‘30s. The mid‐1930s was when unemployment hit its peak of around 25%. Layoffs occurred rapidly between the end of 1929 and through the early 1930s. This time, the movement of the pertinent planets suggests that unemployment will sink more gradually and peak sometime after 2012, probably in 2015. In my book Time and Money: the Economy and the Planets, I said that we went into the great depression of the 1930s via a crash that resembled going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, but that we will get into the coming great depression via a series of stock crashes that resemble whitewater rafting down the Snake In other words, this time the buildRiver. There will be up moves during the coming three years that will make it appear up of economic problems will occur we have avoided the worst—only to be over seven years, as compared to four followed by more frightening drops, and the years in the 1930s. bottom won’t come till around 2015. I base that forecast on a comparison of the Uranus‐Pluto square of the 1930s and the upcoming Uranus‐Pluto square, which is only now (4Q 2008) beginning to have its effect. Two economic studies are of interest here: Fisher Investments and Martin Weiss’ Safe Money Report. Fisher predicts the economy will not sink into another great depression while Weiss predicts the coming great depression is likely to be as bad as or worse than the 1930s. Both can be found online. Both Fisher and Weiss buttress their opposed predictions with roughly the same economic data. The main difference is that Weiss peers further into the future than Fisher. Weiss says, in effect, that what can go wrong, will go wrong, and he sees a lot of economic sectors poised to go wrong. By contrast, Fisher cites important differences between the 1930s and now, indicating that economists have learned from the 1930s and will avoid past mistakes. The Weiss prediction correlates with those made by astrologers who specialize in the stock market and overall economy, including my own forecasts. The history of hard angles from Uranus tells us to “expect the unexpected.” The history of hard angles from Pluto tells us we are moving into a time of tremendous change. The history of great depressions during the 1800s suggests that solutions of the past are not likely to solve problems of the future. Each new major economic crisis presents new problems, requiring new remedies. Many economic forecasters today (as in the 1930s) believe in a kind of self‐fulfilling prophecy effect. Economist John Kenneth Galbraith, in his classic The Great Crash: 1929 (Houghton Mifflin), captures the superstition of that time (page 94): “In Wall Street, as elsewhere, there is deep faith in the power of incantation. When the market fell many Wall Street citizens immediately sensed the real danger, which was that the income and employment‐‐prosperity in general‐‐would be adversely affected. This had to be prevented. Preventive incantation required that as many important people as possible repeat as firmly as they could that it wouldn’t happen. This they did.” Yet it happened anyway. Keeping a positive attitude is not to be confused with wishful thinking. The modern economy is so vast and complex; it’s about as responsive to incantation as the weather. Once a hurricane has built up momentum and is on its way, 88
there is nothing we humans can say to stop it. But there is plenty we can do to mitigate its destructiveness. The Uranus‐Pluto square has a history of bringing massive changes in unexpected ways. To cite just two examples: 1) The decade after Columbus ran aground in the Bahamas in 1492, the indigenous people of the Americas were almost entirely decimated, while Europe and Asia were transformed by huge imports of gold and silver. (Uranus in Aquarius, Pluto in Scorpio.) 2) The 1760s in the American Colonies, following what Americans call the French and Indian War, led into the American Revolution when governance was turned upside down, ending rule by kings and launching rule by the ruled around the world. (Uranus entering Aries, Pluto leaving Sagittarius and entering Capricorn.) Past history suggests that what we face is not just another depression but a decade or more of cultural and/or systemic change. Its basic assumptions and beliefs those are due to change. Not only does our present economic system make the rich ridiculously richer and the poor tragically poorer, a build‐up of environmental problems must be dealt with. Beliefs now woven into our sense of reality will have to be ferreted out and jettisoned. Some define this as “our planet imperiled.” But it’s not our planet that’s imperiled; it’s our human species that’s in danger of fouling our Earthy nest to the point where we may become extinct. Planet Earth will go whirling on through space with or without us. This crisis we’re now entering is indicated by the unprecedented long duration of this now‐forming Uranus‐Pluto square, in combination with dire economic and environmental conditions. By the year 2020, I doubt that we will still be making comparisons to the 1930s. The more apt comparison will be the early 1500s. The good news is that the Obama Administration is poised to launch a massive public works project to upgrade the USA’s crumbling infrastructure and deal with the weather‐ effects of climate change. Unlike previous administrations, Obama has indicated he will enlist the active participation of the American population. Rather than slumping into personal hopeless depression, people would become busy doing what needs to be done. If Obama keeps his word, it will promote a mood of cooperation and can‐do determination, so that instead of being destroyed by fear and greed, we may prove equal to the tasks we face and create a new reality.
The Great Depression and Now By Robert Gover, USA.
omparing today’s economic travail with the Great Depression brings up the question of which astrological patterns are the most potent: aspects, signs, house placements or transit‐ to‐natal? For instance, a T‐square formed by Saturn, Uranus and Pluto was extant as the nation was sliding deeper into the Great Depression in 1931. These same planets will form another T‐square in the summer of 2010. However, the T‐square of 1931, when viewed as transits to the USA’s natal chart, hit the USA’s Cancer Sun, whereas the upcoming T‐square by these three will hit the USA’s natal Venus and Jupiter conjunction in Cancer, more than 10 degrees from the Sun. In 2010, Saturn will be 2 Libra, 12 degrees from the USA’s Sun at 14 Cancer. In 1931, T Saturn was 16 Capricorn within 2 degrees of an opposition to the USA’s Sun. But if we give more weight to Signs, both the 1931 and 2010 T‐squares afflict the USA’s cluster of planes in Cancer. If preciseness of aspect trumps the importance of Signs, then we conclude that the summer of 2010 will not be near the bottom of the present economic crisis. We will have to wait for 2014‐2015 for that, because that’s when the Uranus‐Pluto square from Aries to Capricorn will most precisely afflict the USA’s Sun, more closely duplicating the affliction to the Sun in 1931 and 1932. But if we downgrade the importance of transit‐to‐natal patterns, then the T‐
Robert Gover (born November 2, 1929) grew up in an endowed orphanage (Girard College in Philadelphia), received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh, worked as a journalist, became a best-selling novelist at age 30, lived most of his life in California, and now lives in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. On the Run with Dick and Jane is his ninth novel. His previous book, Time and Money, explores economic and planetary cyclical correlations. His first novel, One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding, a satire on American racism, remains a cult classic that helped break down America's fear of fourletter words and sexually explicit scenes, as well as sensitizing Americans to sanctimonious hypocrisy. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.robertgover.com
square of 2010 can be expected to bring as much pain and suffering as the one in 1931. And some economist point to 1931 as the worst of the Great Depression. However, there is no universal agreement among But if we put more weight on transit-to-natal, then economists about this, as many economists calculate we can expect the bottom of our present economic the bottom of the last great discontent to arrive no sooner than 2014, or more depression differently. likely 2015. If we upgrade the importance of transit‐to‐ natal orbs, then we can expect the bottom of the present economic downturn to arrive no sooner than 2014. For that is when the square formed by transiting Uranus and Pluto will most tightly impact the USA’s Sun in Cancer, being simultaneously opposite the USA’s Saturn in Libra. When I was first learning the basics of astrology, my instructor asked the class to keep a Moon and Mercury diary. Moon and Mercury are the swiftest moving of the planets and thus have more noticeable day‐to‐day effects. What I learned from keeping this diary is that it was when my Sun, Mars and Moon in Scorpio were most accurately hit by major aspect transits (trines, squares, conjunctions, oppositions) that the effects in my life were most dramatic. When dealing with such major cycles as depressions and/or great depressions, the focus is on the outermost planets. If we put more weight on such patterns as the T‐square formed by Saturn, Uranus and Pluto, and discount how they aspect the USA’s Cancer planets, then we can expect the summer of 2010 to roughly correspond to the autumn of 1931. But if we put more weight on transit‐to‐natal, then we can expect the bottom of our present economic discontent to arrive no sooner than 2014, or more likely 2015. I use the natal chart for the USA that has Gemini Rising. That loads the 2nd house of money with Venus, Jupiter, Sun and Mercury. Most American astrologers use the Sibley chart, which has Sagittarius rising, and loads the 8th house of inheritances. The question of which celestial patterns to emphasize is further complicated by the fact that in the 1930s, the economy appeared to recover by 1935, only to take another nosedive thereafter and not begin a sustained recovery till the “stimulus” of spending on World War II in 1939. President Franklin Roosevelt had pushed though domestic spending programs which appeared to lift the economy by 1935 but thereafter Roosevelt was persuaded by conservatives to back off socially beneficial programs. Was it really the stimulus of WWII that lifted the economy? Would the economy have recovered sooner if FDR’s public works program had been larger and longer? Spending for WWII dwarfed FDR’s public works spending, suggesting a more forthright domestic spending program would have lifted the US out of the great depression before WWII. This is an important question as we move into the future. Our economy has become dependent on the military‐industrial complex—spending on “defense” as a way to keep money flowing. But spending for wars comes at the expense of spending for domestic programs, and the production of goods and services that create things of lasting wealth. Most of what is produced for the M‐I complex is destroyed in wars or becomes obsolete. Defense spending expands money wealth but constricts real wealth, the goods and serves usually measured by money. 91
This dilemma goes to the heart of the question: What’s the economy for—the further enrichment of the rich or the wellbeing of all? Nothing enriches the rich more than spending on wars. When government feels threatened by enemies, it spends “whatever it takes.” Spending to upgrade the general population is not favored by the rich elite and their minions, who would much, prefer a distressed population anxious to work cheap. President Obama is up against the same dilemma that FDR faced eight decades ago. Big corporations thrive on cheap labor, and depressions drive down wages. Conservatives— those seeking to conserve the kind of economic system that most profits them—can be expected to resist Obama’s domestic stimulus and boost his bailout for banks now, and for subsequent military spending at the expense of social programs. Progressives, by contrast, favor uplifting the lower and middle working class. They are pushing for more domestic spending to stimulate the economy. Partisanship takes us to the influence of Signs. In the 1930s, Pluto was in Cancer; it will be opposite Cancer in Capricorn in 2010. Saturn was in Capricorn in 1931; it will be in Libra in 2010. Uranus was in Aries then; it will be in late Pisces moving into Aries by 2010. The Signs have a qualifying effect on the energies of the planets. Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are the Cardinal Signs, described as “making things happen.” It’s when the outermost planets have been in Cardinal Signs that turning‐point events have happened in economic history. Uranus in Neptunian Pisces is definitely less assertive than Uranus in Mars‐rule Aries, where it is more head‐strong, innovative, revolutionary and reckless. People born with Pluto in Cancer (1914 to 1939) put more emphasis on home and family, while people born with Pluto in Capricorn (the American Revolution generation) are more goal‐oriented, hard‐working and persistent. Saturn in Capricorn, where it was in the 1930s, is viewed as more ambitious and goal‐ oriented than it is in Libra, where the vibe is more conciliatory, seeking consensus. That, at least, is the conventional textbook interpretation. But seeking consensus has not been the prevailing mood for previous visits of Saturn in Libra: Civil War 1860s, the flourishing of the Ku Klux Klan and Prohibition in the 1920s. In the 1950s, the first H‐bomb was detonated and the Korean War was underway. As for Uranus in mid‐Aries, in the 1840s we had a great depression, war with Mexico, and the California Gold Rush. Pluto last transited Capricorn during the years leading up to and into the American Revolution. The time before that, the early 1500s, was when Spanish conquistadors fanned out through the Caribbean and Central America, spreading diseases Native Americans had no immunity to. Both periods revolutionized whole cultures. Given this history, I don’t put much weight on Libra’s qualifications of Saturn’s effects, but I do put lots of weight on Uranus’ sojourn through Aries and Pluto’s though Capricorn. That’s why I see the coming extra‐long Uranus‐Pluto square aspect as potentially awesome. It effectively began in 2008 and will last till 2018, although it moves in and out of 7‐degree orb during this period. I put the most weight on major aspects, especially transit‐to‐natal aspects. For history suggests these have manifested the most dramatic turning‐point events, the effects of which are with us today. The first two biwheel charts show T‐squares formed by Saturn, Uranus and Pluto in 1932 and 2010.
The T‐square in 1932 coincided with what some economists cite as the bottom of that great depression, although it lasted another decade. Note that in 1932 the T‐square hit the USA’s natal Sun‐Saturn square. It’s possible that the upcoming T‐square in 2010 will be perceived as another low point, but it does not form a grand cross with the USA’s Sun‐Saturn square. Although it does hit the USA’s Venus‐Jupiter pair in Cancer, it’s more likely that the economic low won’t come till 2014‐2015 when the Uranus‐Pluto square forms a grand cross pattern with the USA’s Sun‐Saturn square.
Chart #3 shows the Federal Reserve’s natal on the inner wheel under the transits for the summer of 2010. At this time a grand cross pattern formed by transiting Pluto, Uranus and Saturn, with backup by Jupiter and Mars, indicates the Fed will become a major issue. With Pluto conjunct the Fed’s Sun (opposite its natal Pluto) this could be the beginning of the end for the USA’s central bank, the Federal Reserve, and its debt‐based money system.
The Power Of Image In Astrology By Grazia Mirti, Italy. "With his sight, man contemplates the harmony around him, to then realize it in his soul" Plato, Timaeus, 47d According to Marsilius Ficino the 5 senses are the channels through which man, the Microcosm, is connected to the world, the Macrocosm. In Ernst Gombrich's History of Art (1) it is clearly stated that what ones thinks of an image depends on what one thinks of reality. In antiquity, in Medieval and Renaissance times up to the Baroque, in the Aristotelian tradition images were considered as descriptive, while in Platonic and Neo‐platonic culture they were considered revelatory, or even magical. Reality could be imitated by an image or a thought could be visibly expressed. It could precisely describe an event in all its detail, represent a concept or idea, and even illustrate a motto, making an exhortation or advice more convincing and effective.
Grazia Mirti, Piamontese and Sagittaire with Moon in Ascendent, Teacher, working full time with Astrology the love of her life. Working in AMICA since 1982, Sirio Il Gran Pescatore di Chiaravalle.Director of LINGUAGGIO ASTRALE, magazine from CIDA (Centro Italiano di Astrologia)from 1985 to 2001 and SESTILE from 1992 to 2004. Today in ‘La Chioma di Berenice’, Astrology Magazine under direction of Elisabetta Mirti. Lectures and workshops in Italy and other countries, in 2005 in representation of Italian Astrologers in Paris, Bilbao, Chicago and York. In 2008 in Mondial Cogress in Denver (Colorado) she published in German in the Chiron Verlag. She has one of the most important collection of Astrology books in Italian language.
Others have thought that the image not only describes but expresses something more? this happens when, after having seen an image, we reflect on it, meditate on it and contemplate it ourselves. For this reason images are strong, powerful and magical (2). Astrology thrives on symbolic images, images born out of and derived from thousands of years of decoding the stars, of lives spent contemplating the heavens ? we can all bring to mind images
of beautiful zodiacs from all epochs, sculptured or painted, noble, refined, simple, illuminated, sophisticated or not, representations of the heavens and the infinite treasures they contain. Marsilius Ficino, in a letter to Lorenzo de'Medici the Younger, writes: "Celestial bodies are not to be sought outside ourselves: the heavens, in fact, are within us, and we have within us the vigor of Fire, the celestial origins"(3). When we observe our beloved stellar images we rediscover within ourselves treasures that have been hidden away for centuries and millenniums. We connect to archetypes, we live in symbiosis with the strength of these images, which makes up our world of researchers, coloring and illuminating it, through the solace of a strength that surpasses the centuries and millenniums. Each one of us filters these images through our own cultural and astrological inheritance, attributing many meanings to them, sometimes one differing from the other. A particularly effective example can be seen in an astrological game called the Triumph of Fortune (4) played in the Italian Courts of the 16th century. The original edition can be found, as can most astrological treasures, in the Vatican City library (5). It contains a global synthesis of astrological knowledge, the like of which I have never previously seen. The author, Sigismondo Fanti, originally from Ferrara, dedicated time, talent and thought to this work, devising and designing it himself. Not many know of it and examining it together would constitute a communing astrological rite, capable of expressing the universal fascination and strength of images in Astrology. This international meeting is a moment in which images go beyond words and speak a language that everyone can understand, without translations or comments! The Triumph of Fortune is part of a graphic literary genre to which the so called 'Fortune' and 'Venture' books belong. The Triumph of Fortune was printed in 1527 in Venice, and stands out among other similar works (Libro della Ventura [the Venture Book] by Lorenzo Spirito, 1482, and Le ingeniose Sorti [The Ingenious Fortunes] by Francesco Marcolini of Forli, 1557), in that it has quite specific characteristics. Few copies of it are known as the Church banned it and so they were destroyed. The language used by Sigismondo is very complex and requires decoding by an expert paleographer. This work, carried out on it by the Italian, Francesco Ciconte, (who I personally engaged for the task) was undertaken with the aim of better understanding the spirit of this astrological work in its entire entirety. At the beginning we find a dedication to Pope Clement VII, the illegitimate son of Giuliano de'Medici, born in 1477. He was nominated cardinal in 1513, later tied to Bologna, and became 96
Pope in 1523. There were a number of important events during his Pontificate: the sacking of Rome, the break away from the Catholic Church by Henry VIII, the marriage of Catherine de'Medici to the son of Francis I in Marseillies. The Triumph of fortune was dedicated to him just 7 years before his death. After the usual compliments the author writes to the Pope: "I, Sigismondo Fante, ever faithful lover of the doctrines of the Quadrivium (the highest level of university studies, which also included Astrology), and unworthy mathematician, ?do not restrain myself from consulting the entire body of the mathematical sciences and infinite authors, both modern and ancient: man is in fact guided by the 12 Fortunes of the world, associated with the 12 different winds and even guided by the 12 families of beautiful and victorious Italy, by the terrestrial, aquatic and airborne animals, by the 4 elements, together with all the images of the firmament and our wandering stars; also two great luminaries guide him, the Moon and the Sun. All the world's famous men up to now are grouped altogether in the sentences of 72 astrologers or sybils". The author conceived and realized his masterpiece with the aim of being able to interrupt his exile and return to his natal city, Ferrara, but unfortunately was unsuccessful in this. Each one of the plates is carefully decorated with historical subjects, famous people, wars and events, as in an encyclopedia or popular almanac, and offers us a synthesis of all then known astrology, from antiquity to the 16th century. There were two different ways of playing the Triumph of Fortune, either by using a clock or dice. The first move consisted of choosing one of the 72 questions proposed by the game. Here lies the subtle difference between this game and others similar. Sigismondo Fanti proposed not only futile and personal questions, but also more general interest and sometimes philosophical questions. Here are a few examples: 1. When should one start a war? 2. Can a fortress be conquered? 3. Can faith be interrupted? 4. Who will win the duel? 5. Is the horse a good buy? 6. Should one change master? 7. Will the servant be grateful to his master? 8. Will the servant rebel? 9. Where will the war take place? 17. Whether one wishes to be loved by the beloved ? 19. Whether the lover should suffer for the beloved 20. Whether there will be famine or plenty this year 21. How many women will a man keep company with 22. What is the meaning of a certain eclipse or the appearance of a comet 23. Whether it is the case to take a beautiful or quite ugly woman 25. How many husbands with a woman have 26. Whether a man will have children 33. Whether the woman is pregnant or not As you can see, the questions can be of personal interest or general. Each question indicates which of the 12 Fortunes one needs to go to and to which letter one needs to refer. Once the Fortune has been found one follows the instructions and goes to the corresponding noble family. As the author notes, the Family has already been chosen on the basis of the question 97
asked, and takes into account the history of the latest generations. If the question concerns love affairs, the family chosen would be the one about which there is much gossip and amorous goingsâ€?on ? such as with today's Princes of Monaco or the British Royal family. Nothing is left to chance. In general it refers to the best known Italian families of the time: Aragona, Colonna, Gonzaga, Este, Bentivoglio, Gritti. At this point one decides whether to continue the game by throwing the dice or using the time in which the question was asked. In this case we have a clear application of Horary Astrology. As can be seen in the upper part of the picture, the circle is surrounded by dice and in the lower part by 21 hours. The hours between 21 and 24 are repeated in nos. 1,2,3, according to the indications given by the author, who perhaps had some difficulty in graphically placing the 24 sections of the circle inside the drawing, and above all in inserting the writing into them. The Wheel one needs to refer to is indicated by the family asked, then followed by the use of the dice or time. The Wheel contains Animals, the Deadly Sins, the Arts (Grammar, Rhetoric, Dialectics, Arithmetic, Music, Geometry, Astrology), the Theological Virtues, Heaven and Fortune. The next passage takes into consideration the Celestial Spheres, including the traditional planets: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury and the Moon. The 12 zodiac signs and some constellations follow â€? Ursa Major, Bootes, Hercules, Cassiopeia, Andromeda, Perseus, Serpens, Auriga, Eridanus, Argo Navis and Centaurus â€? and finally, the 4 elements: Air, Water, Earth and Fire, which are rare found represented graphically. Following the course indicated by going from one stage to another one arrives at the answer, which is shown in the Atlas of the Astrologer Prince, a collection a 72 decorated plates, each one containing 11 zodiac drawings in boxes with a number of answers in verses of rhymed couplets.
It is interesting to note the names of some of the astrologers cited: Albumassar, Al Kindi, Ptolemy, Firmicus Maternus, the most famous sybils and Picatrix. The answers are often ironic or unexpected. The Triumph of Fortune contains several examples. If we choose to answer question n?1 (if it is time for war), following the course indicated we would get the answer: Avoid cruel and troublesome war in which you will be defeated, as the god Mars is happy with your adversary and he wants to imprison you, making you bow your head. If we want to know which faith ‐ Christian, Jewish or Muslim ‐ is best, we refer to the corresponding question and after having checked the Fortune, Family and the Wheel of Faith, finally the sybil Samia will say: That blind Jew of enlightened blood who has made limbo clean, clearly shows that there is no faith in this ungrateful world that can stand up to ours. To the woman who asks how many husbands she will have, the final answer is two. This is not an easy game to play as Sigismondo also made some mistakes that often create difficulties for the players. In fact, at the end of his work there is a substantial list of errata. On the other hand, it is very interesting to note the final comments distinguishing his work, signed by a curious character ‐ Mercurio Vannullo Romano ‐ who is certainly a friend of the author, if not the author himself, and that serve to praise the work without reservation. In singing the author's praises he points out that he has written works in the fields of algebra and geometry. With regards to the use of the time for choosing the solution to the question he observes: "Celestial influences permit and consent that a certain question be resolved more rapidly at one time rather than another". This statement fits in very well with the principles of magical Astrology and the Planetary Hours. Further on he notes that Sigismondo Fanti, in contrast to traditional theories, says that Mars and Venus are well placed in the Sixth House, which he considers 'a sign of great and higher knowledge and speculation'. The second note refers to the 72 pages containing the answers to the questions given. The astrological figures, notes the commentator, are calculated only on the hour, ignoring degrees and submultiples, but are complete with Ascendants, Domiciles, Houses and all the planets. But this, in his opinion, this does not prevent the results from being highly satisfactory. The answers have been carefully studied. When speaking about Military Arts, for example, Natural, Artificial and Astrological teachings are taken into account. Here is an interpretation regarding this, attributed to Haly Halbenragel (a clear transposition of a famous Arab astrologer): "If the Ascendant is Cancer, it is a bad sign for those starting a war as this is a very fickle sign; the Moon then, which is lower than all the other celestial bodies, is Lady of the Ascendant and there will be many changes and difficulties?". According to the commentator, those who are not able to carry out astrological calculations can use the game to get valid answers. The commentary regarding the author finishes in a eulogistic style worthy of saint: Ferrara rejoice, as your reputation, thanks to your Fanti, rises higher and higher? The architects call him the new Vitruvius in Astrology he is so expert that he is regarded as equal to Alchindo the teacher of Vitruvius and Ptolemy. Notes: (1) Gombrich E., La Storia dell'Arte raccontata, Leonardo, Mondadori ed., 1995 (2) Tarrabochia Canavero Alessandra, Vorrei parlarti del cielo stellato, Simonelli ed., Milan 1999, p65. (3) Ficino Marsilio, Scritti sull'Astrologia, edited by Ornella Pompeo Faracovi, BUR classici, 99
Milano 1999. (4) Sigimondo Fanti, TRIOMPHO DI FORTUNA, ed. Aldine, Modena, 1983. (5) The original can be found in the Vatican Apostolic Library (Col. Cicognara, VII, 1645). *Transcript of the conference held on the island of Mykonos, Saturday 10 June 2000, during the 1st International Congress of the Astrological Federation of Southern Europe (F.A.E.S.).
Aphorisms from the Secretum Secretorum (1) Venus should be asked for harmonization of the souls, expansion of enjoyment, rejection of preoccupation, influx of desires, nobility of lineage, extinguishing of fire and domestication of animals. (2) The Scribe should be asked for manifestation of the hidden, study of mysteries, unfastening of the tongue, circulation of wealth, defamation and transmission of slanders. (3) Abundance of smoke, untarnished animosity, observance of feast, intensity in invocations, procure as possible; election of the correspondences and minutia in the petition: those are the milestones of talismans. (4) If the objective is in the nature of the ruler the acquisition will be easier, and vice versa. (5) Signs can degenerate the actions of the celestial bodies and neutralize their positions, but they can also improve them. (6) If the ascendant sign is not from the same nature of the request or the requester, the invocation would be meaningless and; the requester bewares! (7) The talismans of fixed stars last longer than those of the planets.
Declinations – Deklinacije By Lorin Cerina, Croatia Bezbroj puta su vođene rasprave što je natalna karta i koje podatke nam ona donosi. Ukoliko krenemo od pretpostavke da je natalna karta ujedno i DNA model osobe, što predstavlja jedinstvenu kombinaciju deoksiribonukleinskih kiselina ili na engleskom Deoxyribonucleic acid zbog kojeg sam i izabrala naslov pod tom skraćenicom, onda možemo zaključiti kako planete sa svojim položajima u zodijaku, kućama, aspektima, vladarstvima kao i planetima koje su OOB ili van granica, predstavljaju ukupni ustroj neke osobe, dakle fizički izgled, koji je temeljen na kemijskim mehanizmima koji osobu pokreću i čine onim što ona jeste.
Lorin Cerina (born April 20, 1966, Split,
Tradicionalno je astrologija pokušala pripisati planetima kemijska svojstva te svakom zodijačkom znaku pripisala pripadnost nekog elementa od kalijevog fosfata preko kalcijevog sulfata, natrijevog klorida, pokušavajući pronaći koji element nedostaje te njegovim unosom popraviti zdravlje. Promatrajući kako je lista sastavljena možemo primijetiti da je svakom znaku dopao par kemijskih elemenata.
Croatia, Europe), with 22 years of western astrological experience, mainly focused on Cosmobiology and Declinations, writes for web portals and magazines, has own practice, now learning Jyotish, in an attempt to help people get better perspective on astrology and its value. She has been a dedicated supporter of Saptarishis Astrology since a long time. As Croatia is small country, in deep need of quality astrological knowledge, her work is focused on propagating Western, Jyotish and Chinese astrology. http://www.astrologyforsoul.com
DNA također funkcionira u paru i nizu, ponavljajući određene modele tijekom izgradnje. No, ono što je važno napomenuti ta izgradnja ili sparivanje se događa uz prisustvo kemijskih reakcija koje potom proizvode i elektromagnetizam. Tako i u mozgu svakog čovjeka leži neka kemijska tvornica koja daje naputke – ali tu je zapravo i daljnje pitanje – kako i zašto su određene naredbe definirane. 101
Ukoliko nastavimo s pretpostavkom da je slika natalne karte, ujedno i slika kemijskog karaktera neke osobe, primjećujemo kako osobe s OOB planetima imaju povišenu energiju. To su ljudi koji od malog postižu mnogo, koji imaju visoke ciljeve i uspijevaju ih dostići, poput prosjaka koji postaju bogataši, gdje u cijeloj priči ne postoje čarobni žapci ili zlatne ribice – nego samo jaka energija. Dakle radi se o osobama visoke energije i jakih poriva. Tu dolazimo do riječi poriv. Poriv, želja, opsjednutost, fiksiranost na određeni cilj – sve ove riječi su međusobno povezane s energijom koja je potrebna da bi se nešto i postiglo. S druge strane kao što nam je svima poznato cilj ili uspjeh mogu biti definirani u pozitivnom ili negativnom smjeru. Dakle, OOB planete ne moraju nužno ukazivati na smjer kretanja poriva, cilja, želje ili energije, da li će se odvijati u pozitivnom ili negativnom smjeru nego samo energiju. Stoga i primjećujemo da osobe s OOB planetima možemo naći i među onim koji nose Nobelovu nagradu ali i onima koji u bolnici pokušavaju razriješiti svoje mentalne konflikte. Ovdje shvaćamo kako energija OOB planete može postati nekontrolirana. Govorimo o sindromu genija na rubu ludila kao i luđaka na rubu genijalnosti. Razmišljajući o ovoj situaciji nekontroliranosti možemo dati jednostavnu usporedbu. Osobe s planetima koje su van granica su poput nuklearnih centrala. Kada je sve po protokolu – te nuklearne centrale funkcioniraju dobro, te uz maleni trošak daju mnogo energije. Međutim, krene li nešto po zlu, znamo koje su posljedice – razaranje i uništenje svega u okolici pa i trajne posljedice.
Povijesno istraživanje tekstova o deklinacijama se proteže od neke 100 godine naše ere do današnjih dana, te zapisi postoje u fragmentima kod raznih autora. Podaci koje ću ovdje iznijeti su možda i nepotpuni jer daljnja istraživanja traju. Razvoj shvaćanja i upotrebe deklinacija bi mogli generalno podijeliti na tri perioda: A. Rani Period (100‐1800) B. Srednji Period (1800‐1980) C. Tekući Period (1980 do danas)
A. Rani Period (100‐1800) Prvi kojeg ćemo spomenuti je PTOLOMEJ (100 – 178), koji u svom TETRABIBLOSU, se referira na deklinacije prilikom računanja primarnih direkcija. Iako se još riječ ANTISCIA ne koristi u Tetrabiblosu, Ptolomejevo spominjanje znakova kao onih koji vladaju, naređuju i slušaju se usko povezuju s principima anstiscije. O tome piše i FIRMACUS MATERNUS (280‐360) koji ukazuje i pripisuje Ptolomeju pojam antiscije u Ptolomejevom djelu Mathetis.
ANTIOHIJE iz Atene (2 stoljeće) spominje zodijak koji vidi i čuje jedan drugoga, nešto poput antiscije, a direktna referenca se nalazi u opisu planeta i Sunca po deklinacijama. PAULUS ALEXANDRINUS (4 stoljeće) također spominje znake koji slušaju i zapovijedaju, te one znake koji čuju i vide jedni druge – ponovo ukazuje na pojam antiscije. JEAN BAPTISTE MORIN (1583 – 1656) je primijenio antisciju po deklinaciji a onda napustio većinu primjene primarnih direkcija po Ptolomeju, prihvaćajući Regimontanusuvu smjernicu po kojoj je ekliptika imala veće značenje i snagu od ekvatora (Astrologia Gallica, knjiga 22: Direkcije). WILLIAM LILLY (1602‐1681) je izgleda direktno primjenjivao paralele po deklinaciji, tako da u CHRISTIAN ASTROLOGY piše: Deklinacija planete jest njena udaljenost od ekvatora i kako se kreće otuda bio prema sjeveru ili jugu tako se i njena deklinacija bilježi kao sjeverna ili južna. Nadalje Lilly piše o znacima: Znaci Antiscije su oni koji su iste vrline i koji su jednako udaljeni od prvog stupnja dva tropska znaka, Raka, Jarca i na kojim stupnjevima, kada se tamo Sunce nalazi, dan i noć imaju jednaku dužinu. I kako su tamo Antiscije, te kada su tamo dobre planete, smatramo to jednakim sekstilu ili trigonu, tako postoje i kontra‐antiscije za koje nalazimo prirodu kvadrata ili opozicije, i da bi znali gdje je, ne treba ništa više nego pogledati znak i stupanj Antiscije, jer u suprotnom znaku i stupnju se nalazi kontra‐antiscija. Time se prvi put jasno iskazuje koncept kontra‐antiscije. B. Srednji Period (1800‐1980) Do 1880‐tih godina paralele u deklinacijama su bile prihvaćene u praksi – barem do nekog stupnja. ROBER CROSS (6‐ti Raphael), je u svom djelu PRIVATE INSTRUCTIONS IN GENETICAL ASTROLOGY, 1881 g., tvrdio kako nije pronašao da paralele pri rođenju imaju bilo kakav odlučujući utjecaj, ali ih je koristio kod sinastrija i progresija. A.J. PEARCE je istaknuo važnost paralela za mundane i klimatske događaje (TEXT BOOK OF ASTROLOGY, 1890 g.). W. J. SIMMONITE je napisao da je paralela od veće važnosti nego bilo koji drugi aspekt i mnogo jača od konjukcije (THE ARCANA OF ASTROLOGY, 1892 g.). C.E.O. CARTER je imenovao konjunkciju zajedno s paralelom “roditeljem svih aspekata”, (THE ASTROLOGICAL ASPECTS, 1930 g.). C.C. ZAIN opisuje početni ciklus svih tijela prelaskom 0° deklinacije krećući se sjeverno dok se kretanje prema jugu nije uzimalo u obzir za južnu hemisferu (MUNDANE ASTROLOGY, 1935 g.). 103
Sve do ovog momenta nije bilo razlike između paralela na obje ili na južnoj ili sjevernoj hemisferi, niti ju je itko spominjao.
A.J. PEARCE je definirao paralele kao jednaku udaljenost od ekvatora ili imajući istu deklinaciju, bilo da su istog ili suprotnog smjera. Također su i Raphael (1881), Sepharial (1898), Alan Leo (1908), George Llewellyn (1910) bili istog mišljenja dok je de Vore, oko 1947 godine, definirao paralele mjerene u stupnjevima južne ili sjeverne deklinacije bez spomena kontra‐paralele. Cijeli niz autora se referira na isti način (Bonnie J. Amstrong, Barbara Watters, Al H. Morrison i drugi), sve dok ROGER HUTCHEON nije napisao: Tradicionalni astrolozi su stoljećima koristili dva aspekta u deklinaciji i to paralelu i kontra‐ paralelu. Tek 1959 godine, R.C. FIREBRACHE piše o tome kako mnogi astrolozi smatraju da ukoliko su dva tijela iste ili gotovo iste udaljenosti od ekvatora, jedno sjeverno a drugo južno, da su to također paralele. CHARLES A. JAYNE je ispravno zaključio da neke paralele djeluju kao opozicije a neke kako konjunkcije te ove prve prvi put ispravno i jasno nazvao kontra‐paralelama, i taj izraz ujedno i nalazimo prvi put u tisku 1958 godine. ALFRED WITTE je oko 1915 godine, koristeći djela Guida Bonatija razvio sustav središnjih točaka. Sam sustav je nazvao PLANETARNIM SLIKAMA. Osim planeta uključio je i EKVATOR. REINHOLD EBERTIN (1887‐1974) je razvio sustav poznat pod nazivom KOZMOBIOLOGIJA, i utro put promjenama koje su slijedile tijekom 1940 i 1950‐tih godina. Kroz rad Ebertina i Jaynea, mnogo više se davalo pažnje deklinacijama, koristeći pri tom tradicionalnu primjenu, razvili su tri različite tehnike:
progresivni deklinacijski grafikon midpointi deklinacija ekvivalenti longituda.
Sredinom 1970 godina javlja se još jedna tehnika koja naglašava važnost planeta van granica, čiji je začetnik Kt BOEHRER (Kate Bear). Ona je ujedno i formirala naziv Out – of – Bounds. C. Tekući Period (1980 do danas) Od tog vremena tijekom 1980 – tih godina, mnogi astrolozi neovisno istražuju deklinacije, njihovo djelovanje i primjenu. CHARLES & LOUIS HANNAN ukazuju na važnost Solsticija i Ekvinocija u deklinacijama te ih nazivaju TOČKAMA SNAGE – Power points. Iako su podučavali o 104
točkama snage i planetima van granica uglavnom su se bavili mundanim utjecajima. Nakon toga su proučavali kardinalne točke i teške aspekte u 8 (osmom) i 16 (šesnaestom) harmoniku, potom longitudu preračunali u deklinaciju, te su pronašli kako planete u natalnoj karti, progresijama, tranzitima i deklinacijski midpointi koji padnu na 0°i 23° 26` 08˝ donose dodatnu snagu i da midpoint između dva tijela u longitudi (16°20´N/S) ima srednju snagu. JOHN WILLNER, koji se deklinacijama bavio nekih 50 godina je u svojoj knjizi THE POWERFULL PARALLELS, 1997 g., jasno definirao razlike između sjevernih i južnih paralela kao i razliku između paralela i kontra‐paralela. PAUL F. NEWMAN, 1999 godine prezentira originalna simbolička značenja za svaki pojedini stupanj deklinacije – nešto poput Sabijanskih simbola, ali s potpuno drukčijim značenjem i kontekstom, te je kroz druge radove pojasnio razlike između sjevernih i južnih deklinacija. LEIGH WESTIN je iste godine, 1999, predočio podatke o Venere koja je OOB u Biku/Škorpionu i Marsu OOB u Lavu/Vodenjaku. Ovaj rad ima svoju važnost i težinu jer Westin uspostavlja vezu između deklinacija i magnetskih zemljinih polova. Kt BOEHRER (Kate Bear), (1923‐2004), se intenzivno bavila proučavanjem deklinacija i bila poznata u svijetu kao “Declination Lady”, zbog knjige koju je izdala 1994 Deklinacije: Druga Dimenzija. Štoviše, razvila je novi sustav prikaza deklinacijske karte te dala tablicu konverzije koja nam olakšava pronalazak pozicija u relacijama deklinacije – zodijački položaj. Tehnike
1. Tradicionalna Primjena Obuhvaća kartu s pozicijama u longitudama te listu s deklinacijama (Sefarial, Simmonite, Pearce, Leo, De Luce, Robson, Hone, Jacobson, Mayo i Zain). Preporučena je orbita od 1°. Jedan od pristupa ovoj problematici je bilo ucrtavanje sinusoidne karte unutar tradicionalne (Magi Society). Bonnie Amstrong je upotrijebila jednostavan način prikaza deklinacija ispod karte tako da bi nacrtala tri linije od kojih je svaka na početku bila numerirana s 23°27´N, u sredini s 0 a na kraju s 23°27´S, te je jedna linija predstavljala natalne, druga progresivne a treća tranzitne položaje planeta izražene u deklinacijama. 2. Progresirani Deklinacijski Grafikon 105
Reinhold Ebertin je u knjizi Astrological Healing (1989), oformio grafikon koji je nazvao Life Diagram (životni Dijagram) te ga ucrtao na 45° koristeći progresirane deklinacije. S jedne strane su postavljeni natalni položaji te se promatralo kretanje progresivnih planeta preko tih natalnih linija, što je moglo dati uvid u zdravstvenu sliku, bilo fizičku bilo psihičku. Ebertin je učestalo koristio ovaj deklinacijski graf kada je bilo potrebno odrediti vrijeme liječenja ili operacije. Tako su astrolozi njemačke Hamburške škole bili izvor znanja američkim (Hans Niggeman, Otto Wilhem, Richard Svehla, Ebertin). 3. Midpoints Na Deklinacijama Ebertin je prezentirao polu kružnicu predstavljajući tako prostor za
koja je imala +/‐ 30° ucrtavanje deklinacija.
4. Longitudinalni Ekvivalent Ovom tehnikom se longitudinalni ekvivalent deklinacija preračunava u longitudu. 0x
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Radi se o povratku s deklinacija na longitudu, a ovo područje je definirala i osmislila Kt Boehrer izrađujući karte koje su danas već trebale biti sastavni dio Halloranovog softwarea.
5. Out Of Bounds Koristeći eliptičnu kartu za ucrtavanje položaja planeta uočeno je da većina planeta stane unutar karte koja izgleda poput oka. Jedan dio njih povremeno izlazi van karte ili se nalazi van granica karte tako da je Kt Boehrer i oformila ovaj izraz – planeta van granica. Pored 106
ovog je preračunala deklinacijske veličine u longitudinalne ekvivalente te dala tablice konverzije.
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Sunčevo kretanje – deklinacije Većina planeta se kreće unutar ovog raspona, međutim uvijek postoje periodi kada određene planete pređu ovu granicu. Tada planete izlaze van granica (OOB – Out‐Of‐Bounds) ili iznad | ispod Ekliptike po deklinaciji. Planete koje idu OOB su: Mjesec – gotovo do 29° svakih 18,6 godina, kada je sjeverni čvor u blizini 0° Ovna (Major Lunar Standstill) Merkur – 27° Venera – 28° Mars – 27° – s time da je 1907 godine bio 28°54´ S Uran i Pluton s dužim vremenskim periodima (mjeseci) Jupiter povremeno – vrlo kratko Saturn i Neptun – NIKADA. Promatrajući sustav astroloških znakova dakle počevši od Ovna ka Ribama, sustav deklinacija je podijeljen na dva dijela, kao što smo prije napomenuli, na sjeverne (+) i južne (‐ ). Sjeverni obuhvaćaju područja od 0°Ovna do 0° Vage (Ovan, Bik, Blizanci, Rak, Lav i Djevica), a južni od 0° Vage do 0° Ovna (Vaga, Škorpion, Strijelac, Jarac, Vodenjak i Ribe). Promatrajući područje koje odgovara deklinacijski maksimum (N) on je na 0° Raka i minimum na 0° Jarca (S). U ovom momentu smo se dotaknuli još jedne poznate astrološke vrijednosti – Solsticij i Ekvinocij. Zajedno s 15° fiksnih znakova ove tri vrijednosti tvore – deklinacijske točke snage, te ovo područje možemo definirati kao: a) Ovan – Vaga odgovara 0° deklinacije b) Rak – Jarac odgovara 23°27´ sjeverne i južne deklinacije c) 15° fiksnih znakova odgovara 16°20´5˝ sjeverne i južne deklinacije.
Možemo zaključiti da promatranjem deklinacija dobivamo još neke informacije koje su bitne bilo za natalnu kartu, bilo za predikcije ili mundane događaje. Pomoću deklinacija vidimo: ‐ da li je neki planet OOB (Van granica) ‐ da li su prisutne paralele ‐ da li su prisutne kontraparalele. Imajmo na umu da Sunce nikada nije van granica. Isto vrijedi i za Saturn i Neptun u ova naša moderna vremena. Zapravo, ukoliko je planet položen u Blizancima, Raku, Strijelcu ili Jarcu – taj planet može biti van granica. S mjesecom je druga priča. Mjesec ima svoj ciklus u kojem ide OOB po nekoliko dana svaka dva tjedna u periodu od deset godina a nakon toga ne ide OOB slijedećih devet godina. Ciklus je predvidljiv. Ponovo, Pluton čini iznimku zbog svojih ekstremnih orbitalnih promjena. Ova granica od 23°27´ ili oblikvitet ekliptike, nije konstanta, nego vremenom varira. Npr. Zimski solsticij 1999 godine iznosio je 23°26´15˝, zima 2001 iznosio je 23°26´20˝, zimski solsticij 2004 iznosio je 23°26´27˝, a 2010 godine iznositi će 23°26´17˝, tako da varira od 21°59´‐ 24°36´u vremenskom rasponu od 40 000 godina. Osobine Oob Planeta Promatrajući planete van granica, možemo reći za osobe koje imaju OOB, da su njihovi životi često ispunjeni mnoštvom aktivnosti i događanja – više nego jedan prosječan ljudski život. Planete van granica su od velike važnosti i imaju snažan utjecaj na ljudski karakter, donose ubrzanu životnu aktivnost, utječu na psihološki profil, a često su vrlo aktivne i u momentima nesreća, bolesti, te drugih ljudskih aktivnosti. Čak kada planeta nije OOB tranzit neke druge planete koji sjeda na deklinaciju koju zauzima neka planeta u natalnoj karti jest od velike važnosti. Ukoliko se tranzitni planet nađe na istoj deklinaciji kao u natalnoj karti onda imamo paralelu, a ukoliko se nađe na istoj deklinaciji ali u odnosu na natalni planet u ˝opoziciji˝ onda govorimo o kontra‐paraleli. Osobe s OOB planetima ne poznaju granice i ne prihvaćaju ograničenja – uglavnom, za njih nema zastajanja ili zaustavljanja, što može dovesti do razvoja kreativnosti i uspjeha, čak i iznad očekivanih sposobnosti – u neku ruku genijalnosti. Ljudi s OOB planetima vole kršiti pravila te stvarati neki svoj “vanjski” svijet. Sposobnost onih s OOB planetima jest postići izvanredne stvari i prebroditi velike prepreke u životu. Jasno da kao i u svakoj priči postoji i onda druga strana – mračna strana, te se OOB planete mogu i negativno iskazati, dovodeći do nestabilnog ponašanja, ponašanja koje se kosi sa svim standardima i civilizacijskim vrednotama, onako kako smo ih definirali. OOB planete mogu dovesti do mentalne neravnoteže, ili u najblažem obliku stvoriti pritisak i stres u životu osobe. Promatrajući ove dvije tvrdnje podsjetimo se na onu koja kaže da je vrlo tanka linija između genijalnosti i poremećenosti. Upravo se oba polariteta uočavaju kod osoba s OOB planetima. 108
Jasno, nije svejedno o kojoj se planeti radi ali uzimajući u obzir cikluse planeta te njihova kretanja zasigurno je Mjesec taj koji će u većini slučajeva biti OOB. OOB planete guraju osobu da pokušava više i više i više... pokušavajući tako probiti granice koje su postavljene. Primjer iz strane države je doktor Jack Kevorkian, liječnik koji se zalaže za eutanaziju onih koji su neizlječivo bolesni i kojima službena medicina ne može pomoći. Sigurno je ovo tema koja je jako potresla svijet jer postavljaju se pitanja moralnog prava neke osobe da oduzme drugoj osobi život, a u biti bi trebala pokušati sve da spasi taj isti život. Da ne ulazimo u dublju problematiku ove teme, Jack Kevorkian ima OOB Merkur u Blizancima, te znamo da Merkur povezujemo s liječnicima i liječenjem. U Rimskoj mitologiji Merkur je mogao ljude uspavati sa svojim magičnim štapom ili biti glasnik mrtvih. Jack Kevorkian je imao mnoge ponovljene sukobe sa zakonom zbog svog vjerovanja u pomoć neizlječivim pacijentima izvršavanjem samoubojstva. Merkur na 25°39´ N je iskazao radikalno ponašanje i uvjerenje o eutanaziji – koje se kosi s postavljenim društvenim granicama. Promatrajući OOB planete uzimamo u obzir i natalne aspekte jer tako dobivamo potpunu priču. Da bi interpretirali značenje neke planete koja je OOB uzimamo njene kvalitete i karakteristike koje su inače pripisane pojedinoj planeti te razmislimo koje bi ekstremno ponašanje takve planete moglo biti. Mars koji je OOB lako donosi nasilje ili pretjeranu hrabrost i fizičku energiju, Venera OOB donosi opsjednutost ljepotom ili izuzetnu umjetničku kreativnost... Mjesec je najčešće povezan s emotivnom nesigurnošću te problemima koji nastaju kao rezultat odnosa s majkom – osobom koja predstavlja majku. Donosi nesigurnost ali i osobu koja stalno pokušava postići više u životu zbog podsvjesne potrebe za uspjehom, istaknutošću ili materijalnom sigurnošću koja bi trebala zamijeniti ljubav i pažnju koju osoba nije primila od majke u djetinjstvu. Često se ovakav Mjesec iskazuje u problemima s težinom – hrana kao zamjena za ljubav i pažnju. Još gore iskazivanje jest kada osoba ne zna reći “ne” upravo zbog potrebe da bude prihvaćena i voljena. Ponekad se Mjesec OOB fizički može iskazati kao bipolaran poremećaj. Dakle, Mjesec OOB je pokazatelj stalne prijetnje osnovne sigurnosti osobe: emotivne, fizičke, materijalne, duhovne i mentalne. Stoga Mjesec OOB ukazuje definira stupanj nesigurnosti prvo na emotivnom planu jer osoba i na najmanji znak “opasnosti” reagira odmah (nesigurnost rađa strah), pa potom na fizičkom ili materijalnom (donoseći prekomjernu težinu, jer hrana stvara privremen osjećaj sigurnosti), te se na kraju aktivira duhovna sigurnost (jer se javlja i osjećaj krivnje ) i na kraju se iskazuje mentalna nesigurnost i reakcije (sumnja, nepovjerenje a ponekad i paranoja). To su izuzetno osjetljivi ljudi koji pate u procesu prolaska kroz život. Često su ovo uzroci da se osoba trudi raditi što više, postići što više, osigurati se što više. Uzimajući u obzir da je za postizanje izuzetnih rezultata na bilo kojem polju života ujedno potrebno i mnogo radnih sati, shvaćamo da se ove osobe na taj način indirektno i ograđuju od prave ljudske povezanost, pokušavajući s jedne strane odglumiti povezanost i tvrdeći sebi da jesu povezani dok su s druge strane u biti samotnjaci – iz straha da ne budu povrijeđeni. Ovakva situacija donosi pritisak i stres. Nadalje, prihvaćeno je mišljenje da nije jednako iskazivanje planeta OOB kada se planeta kreće Sjeverno ili Južno. Naime, kada je planet OOB Sjeverno, tada su planete otvorenije, okrenute prema vani i aktivno se iskazuju na vanjskom planu. Planete OOB koje se kreću Južno, su zatvorenije, okrenute prema unutra i aktivno se iskazuju na unutarnjem planu. 109
Pretpostavka je kako planete koje su postavljene na sjevernoj deklinaciji ukazuju na sijanje karme, dok one postavljene na južnoj deklinaciji ukazuju na žetvu karme. Dakle, planete sjeverne deklinacije ukazuju na karmu koju stvaramo za idući život, dok one južne deklinacije ukazuju na zadatke koje moramo razriješiti u ovom životu. Postoji uvjerenje da ukoliko je MC na sjevernoj deklinaciji – radi se o osobi koja je u centru pažnje javnosti – političari, državnici, poznate ličnosti... dok oni kojima se MC nalazi u na južnoj deklinaciji ostaju skriveni od javnosti i vode neki standardni način života. Prema autorici Sarah Laurent, postoje još dvije dodatne točke snage koje trebamo uzeti u obzir. Ona kaže da bilo koja planeta iznad 14°22´N ukazuje na veliku moć, snagu, sposobnost osobe da pravilno koristi energiju, što joj dodatno donosi mogućnost odgovornog rukovođenja te kontrole svog vlastitog duhovnog razvoja. Drugu točku snage vidi u rasponu od 0° do 14°22´N za što tvrdi da je pokazatelj talenta. Gledajući dosada navedeno mogli bi zbrojiti: Planete sjeverne deklinacije – sijanje karme Planete južne deklinacije – žetva karme MC na sjevernoj deklinaciji – istaknutost u javnom životu MC na južnoj deklinaciji – skrivenost od javnog života planeta iznad 14°22´N ukazuje na veliku moć, snagu planeta u rasponu od 0° do 14°22´N ukazuje na talent Točke snage (Power points) 23°27´ ‐ 16°20´ ‐ 0° Pozicija prenatalne eklipse (PNE) Ipak uzimajući u obzir nedostatno istraživanje ovog područja astrologije smatram da bi ovaj popis trebalo uzeti s rezervom te dalje istražiti navedene tvrdnje. Što se tiče OOB planeta rekli smo da se one ponašaju ekstremno i bez ograničenja. Idu do svojih krajnjih granica u iskazivanju simbolike koju pojedini planet predstavlja. Tako planet van granica svoju simboliku može iskazati u potpunosti, jasno i glasno, ali može i u tišini raditi na svojim planovima, ciljevima i željama. Pretpostavka jest da način iskazivanja dakle, otvoreni ili prikriveni, može ovisiti o položaju deklinacija sjeverno ili južno, te aspektima koja OOB planeta ima. Sposobne su nadići potencijal koji im je dan u natalnoj karti, a s negativne strane su sposobne donijeti ponašanje koje je van svih društveno prihvatljivih standarda. Kratko definirajući OOB planete možemo iskazati: nestabilne, ponašanje van granica, ponašanje poput urana, kreativne, nasilne Opisujući OOB planete kažemo da se ponašaju ekstremno, sklone avanturama i hrabrije nego one unutar granica. Ukoliko je OOB planeta loše aspektirana može odustati i izgubiti svaku nadu da bilo što postigne, postati nesretna i mrzovoljna. Ukoliko je takva planeta i vladar karte, rezultat može biti osjećaj uzvišenosti, ne pripadnost grupi i nemogućnost potpunog uklapanja u grupu. Osoba s takvom OOB planetom se pita zbog čega ljudi oko njega ili nje ne mogu shvatiti njegovu ili njenu uzvišenost, nadmoć... 110
Ako je cjelokupna karta jaka i dozvoljava sigurnost osobe u drugim životnim područjima, osoba će vjerojatno prevladati ovu negativnu crtu osobnosti, pa se čak i našaliti na svoj vlastiti račun, shvaćajući i prihvaćajući to jednostavno kao drugu stranu svoje osobnosti. Kada su u pitanju spore planete one imaju drukčiji utjecaj na osobnost, te njihovo sporo kretanje donosi problem koji traje manje – više cijeli život, karakterne osobine nad kojima sama osoba nema nikakve mogućnosti utjecaja ili mijenjanja. Iako smo rekli da se planete najčešće nalaze u Blizancima/Rak i Strijelcu/Jarac kada su OOB, Westin je u svom radu pokazao kako planet može biti van granica i kada se nalazi u drugom znaku ‐ Venera povremeno ide OOB kada je u Biku i Škorpionu, a Mars u Lavu i Vodenjaku. Istraživanje OOB planeta je još u tijeku, međutim interesantno je pogledati 1991 godinu kada su Mjesec i Mars bili van granica. Te godine su Amerikanci pokrenuli Pustinjsku oluju, te je uočeno da ova kombinacija može rezultirati ratom. U Hrvatskoj je rat već trajao, a karta Hrvatske ima Mjesec OOB (25S37), Merkur 24N32, te ono što je interesantno Mars na dan proglašenja nije OOB ali je na 16N34, Venera 16N39 – na drugoj važnoj poziciji koja je sastavni dio deklinacijskih točaka snage. Nerijetko osobe ekstremnog ponašanja imaju jedan ili više OOB planet. S druge strane, rađeno je istraživanje koje je u preko 31‐noj natalnoj karti, ukazalo da neke poveznice sigurno i postoje. Naime, od 31 natalne karte, 20 karata je imalo OOB planet – jedan ili više, a sve karte su pripadale osobama koje su imale kliničku dijagnozu šizofrenije. U postocima gledano 66% karata je sadržavalo OOB planete. Kod nekih osoba s OOB planetama ustanovljen je bipolaran poremećaj, maničn depresija. Promatrajući karte kriminalaca ponovo se uviđaju OOB planete, ali se primjećuju i paralele i kontra‐paralele među vanjskim planetima s osobnim točkama karte koje su na najvišim deklinacijama. Međutim, ne samo ubojice nego i njihove žrtve imaju teške energije unutar karte s kojima se moraju nositi. Stoga možemo zaključiti da OOB donosi nestabilno ponašanje, a energija koja se iskazuje može ukazivati na mentalnu neravnotežu. U najmanjem slučaju stvara pritisak i stres. Obzirom na činjenicu da osobe s OOB planetom vole rušiti pravila, spomenimo ovdje i Alberta Einsteina, koji je imao OOB Mjesec i koji je sa svojom teorijom relativnosti srušio dotad uvriježena pravila. Iako je bio dislektičar te imao jedva prolaznu ocjenu iz matematike tijekom školskih dana ipak je pozitivno iskazao svoj OOB planet – srušivši pravila. Druga strana priče je ta da određeni dio znanstvenika, Alberta Einsteina smatra plagijatorom, koji je uzeo i uobličio rad dvojice svojih prethodnika, te da cijela teorija relativnosti nije njegov originalan rad nego prepisan i uobličen tuđi rad. Prethodno smo spomenuli deklinacijske točke snage... Recimo ovdje da 0° je svojevrsni midpoint. Bilo koja planeta koja je u kontra‐paraleli, 0° automatski postaje midpoint. Ukoliko se neki planet nalazi na 0°, imamo midpoint koji cijeli život treperi, stalno na njega djeluju poput okidača tranziti, progresije i solarni lukovi. Iako je Ebertin ovu metodu stalno koristio, danas je rijetko tko koristi, te zaslužuje i daljnje istraživanje. 111
Paralele I Kontra‐Paralele Planete mogu biti u paraleli ili kontra‐paraleli a istovremeno ne moraju biti u konjunkciji ili opoziciji, te svaka konjunkcija koju vidimo u natalnoj karti nije nužno i paralela. Štoviše, planete mogu biti u sekstilu ili kvadratu ili nekom drugom aspektu ali deklinacijski gledano su paralele ili kontra‐paralele u igri. Paralele i kontra‐paralele pojačavaju postojeći aspekt u natalnoj karti i naglašavaju ga. Ukoliko imamo konjunkciju i paralelu, teme koje predstavljaju planete će se obično pozitivno odvijati, slagati, zajedno surađivati. Ukoliko imamo opoziciju i paralelu, dolazi do konfrontacija, razdvajanja i suprotstavljanja. Promatrajući razne aspekte, često znamo vidjeti trigon koji se ne iskazuje ili neki drugi aspekt koji se ponaša kao da ga i nema. Postoje dva objašnjenja kada je ovakva situacija. Prvo je da neki aspekt u natalnoj karti koji se ne iskazuje nikada nije napravio paralelu i vjerojatno se zato ne iskazuje. Druga mogućnost je da neki pozitivni ili laki aspekt ima kontra‐paralelu i umjesto da donosi dobre stvari donosi loše stvari. Podsjetimo se ponovo – deklinacija je ona koja događaj veže za ekliptiku, gdje se sva akcija odvija. Zbog ovoga je važno procijeniti svaku paralelu i kontra‐paralelu i to na više razina. Točnost po deklinaciji kao i po longitudi – orbis ne bi smio biti veći od stupnja i pol, te se preferira samo jedan stupanj. Također, ovaj način nam daje bolji uvid u vrijeme događaja – kada će se nešto odigrati. Cijela priča se temelji na astronomskom podatku – ekliptika je područje života, područje Sunčevog kretanja, mjesto gdje se sve odigrava, te deklinacija kaže gdje i kada, dok longituda može dati samo privid. Slika predstavlja vezu između longitude i deklinacije. 30 stupnjeva longitude od 0° Raka do 0° Lava predstavlja samo 3°18´ u deklinaciji, dok od 0° Vage do 0° Škorpiona se širina povećava na 11°28´ deklinacije. Također vidimo da od 0° Ovna/Vage do 15° Ovna/Vage predstavlja 5°55´ deklinacije što je veći pomak nego u cijelom području Vodenjaka od 0° do 30° (20°09´‐ 23°27´) ili Jarca od 0° do 30° (23°27´ ‐ 20°09´), zbog čega neki autori smatraju da se ne može uzimati jedan stupanj orbite za paralele i kontra‐paralele nego je potrebno koristiti klizajuću skalu orbita. Paralele i kontraparalele su vidljive na deklinacijskoj karti te nam ukazuju na značenja koja su slična konjunkcijama i opozicijama samo u izraženijem obliku. Naime, konjunkcija ili opozicija promatrana u nekoj karti (natalnoj, tranzitnoj), ima neki period trajanja, dok kada su u pitanju deklinacije one su zapravo mnogo dužeg trajanja. Vrijednost ovakvog promatranja jest ne samo kod natalnih karata nego i kod promatranja ciklusa. Naime, ove godine, 05.02.2006 su se nanizali planeti na 15° južne deklinacije (S) i to Sunce, Merkur, Venera, Jupiter, Neptun i Pluton. Iako će Neptun i Pluton ostati na ovih 15° južne deklinacije duže vremena podsjetimo se da je ovih 15° samo stupanj razlike od 16° deklinacije koje smo ranije u tekstu spomenuli kao jednu od tri deklinacijske točke snage. Svi se dobro sjećamo eskalacije osjećaja zbog neukusnih karikatura muslimanskog proroka, 112
te ono što je slijedilo nakon toga. Također, potonuće broda s oko 1500 putnika od kojih je niti trećina pronađena i spašena. Nekoliko urušavanja krovova u Njemačkoj pod težinom snijega.... uvod u još gore kataklizme ili? Povijesno gledano možemo pretpostaviti da kada se Neptun i Pluton sretnu na deklinacijskim točkama snage (Solsticij, Ekvinocij i 16°20´N/S), svjetski događaji postaju naglašeniji – možda i turbulentniji. U svakom slučaju za široku populaciju negativni i odvijaju se na globalnom nivou. Ukoliko pogledamo kada se ova paralela počela odigravati i formirati, možemo reći da smo tek na početku velikih događaja. Naime, početkom 2004 godine Neptun je bio na 16°57` S, Pluton na 14°31` S te je približavanje ka 15° S već bilo vidljivo. Krajem te iste godine Sumatra je bila pogođena razarajućim potresom, popraćena tsunamijem koji je odnio oko 226,000 života. Katrina i Rita, su opustošile Louisianu i Mississippi, a Pakistan je imao potres koji je odnio oko 73,000 života, srušene kuće i mnoge beskućnike na pragu zime. (I nas je malo zatreslo i to početkom prosinca, što mi u Zagrebu nismo osjetili jer je udar bio u blizini Visa, te 23.01.2006 u okolici Zagreba – što smo vjerujem svi osjetili. Međutim, ovo nije izuzetak, jer promatrajući popis i jačinu udara potresa diljem svijeta u ovom periodu vidljivo je da su potresi jačih magnituda.) Neptun je tada bio samo 29´ udaljen od 16N/S20, pozicije koja odgovara 15° fiksnih znakova, točke koja je poznata kao midpoint kardinalnih točaka. Četiri kardinalne točke i njihova četiri midpointa, po Witteovoj teoriji o midpointima su povezani s svjetskim događajima. Ne samo to nego približavanje deklinacijskim točkama snage kada se odigravaju paralele i kontraparalele svijet je zahvaćen promjenama. Dodajmo i to da je najbliža Neptun – Pluton paralela upravo ova koja se odvija sada na 15° S, u zadnjih 2000 godina. Vjerujem da će se ova paralela iskazati na globalnom nivou te da će predstavljati velike momente u vremenu koje slijedi, a naročito zato što djeluje poput okidača u kartama država i onih koji predvode te države. Podsjetimo se još i to da iako to nije tema ovog teksta o paralelama, Pluton je u konjunkciji s Galaktičkim Centrom! Povijesni podaci koji povezuju Neptun – Pluton paralele i kontraparalele nam pokazuju koliku snagu na globalnom nivou nose te dvije planete. Problem je taj što se one odigravaju svakih 500 godina te presjek možda i nije najbolji kao statistički pokazatelj. Ali ipak pogledajmo koje su to godine bile.... 1513‐1514 Neptun – Pluton paralela 1613‐1618 Neptun – Pluton serija kontraparalela i jedna paralela 1720‐1722 Neptun – Pluton paralela 1875‐1866 Neptun – Pluton tri paralele i četiri kontraparalele na ekvinociju 1916‐1918 Neptun – Pluton paralela koja je trajala 11 mjeseci 1967‐1968 Neptun – Pluton kontraparalela 2005‐2006 Neptun – Pluton paralela Pogledajmo što se povijesno dogodilo u navedenim periodima... 1513‐1514 je period velikih geografskih otkrića. Vasco Nunez de Balboa prvi prelazi Panamsku prevlaku i izbija na Tihi ocean, Juan Diaz de Solis otkriva ušće rijeke La Plata, a 1519 Španjolac Hernan Cortes zauzima državu Asteka i osvaja čitav Meksiko. Prema povijesnim podacima nekadašnja populacija Meksika je brojila između 15‐30 milijuna ljudi koja je svedena na 3 milijuna ljudi, Inka su sa 8 milijuna svedeni na 1 milijun, kao i Asteci koji 113
istrijebljeni. Nije se radilo o vojnoj snazi koja je ove narode desetkovala, jednostavno se radilo o virusu koji je za ove narode bio poguban – virus kozica i ospica je harao te je na kraju Cortez s malim bojem ljudi pokorio Asteke, Pizzaro narod Inka , sve u slavu i čast Španjolske države. S druge strane Machiavelli, firentinski državni sekretar i diplomat, osmislio je i napisao u svom “Vladaru”, 1513 godine, novu političku teoriju, koja je bila nužna zbog raznih upada stranih sila u relativno dobro sređene talijanske gradove – države. Iz ove knjige se razvio Makijavelizam – umijeće kojim vladar može izboriti i održati vlast nasuprot okolini željnoj moći, te su za postizanje cilja opravdana sva sredstva, čak podmuklost i himbenost, a u tom procesu se odbacuju moralna i vjerska načela. Pogledamo li položaje Neptuna i Plutona, vidimo sličnu situaciju današnjoj. Neptun se nalazio na 16°34´ Vodenjaka (16°10` S), Pluton na 27°34´ Strijelca (18°05` S), sve paralele, a Pluton u konjunkciji s Galaktičkim centrom. Dakle, osvajanje teritorija, širenje virusa, smanjenje ljudi na zemlji i otimanje tuđih teritorija – je tematika ove paralele iz razdoblja 1513 ‐ 1514, a konfiguracija se na nebu danas gotovo ponavlja. Da li nas čeka isti niz događaja i da li se ciklus ponavlja? Razlika je u tome što se dodatno i Venera i Jupiter nalaze na 16° S, dakle četiri planete su na deklinacijskoj točci snage. Druge datume prepuštam Vama na istraživanje. Uzimajući u obzir da se ova paralela odigrava u znacima koji pripadaju transpersonalnim osobinama horoskopa (Škorpion, Strijelac, Jarac i Vodenjak) zapravo kolektivnim modelom, imajući u vidu prošla povijesna iskustva, ovaj period nam može donijeti brza širenja bolesti i virusa, epidemija, bankrot nacija i napuhanih financijskih balona, velike promjene i nerede na polju radne snage (štrajkovi, traženja prava), naročito onih koji su na granici siromaštva. Iako smo o tome pisali u prošlom broju “Merkura”, podsjetimo se da tranzitni Mars se šeta oko Algola. Nasilje i gruba sila za postizanje ciljeva. Sjetimo se kompanije Ford koja otpušta oko 15.000 radnika, a kod nas je zadnji primjer Coca Cola koja pokušava isto tako otpustiti višak radnika, stvarajući tako podlogu za pad standarda i povećanje grupacije koja će biti na granici siromaštva. Više nezaposlenih donosi i manjak u državnoj blagajni što konačno opet može povećati vanjsko zaduživanje i pad ekonomske snage države. Troškovi života mogu rasti jer država mora imati punu blagajnu. Čitajući vijesti jučer (09.02.2006) je uveden novi porez za banke koje žele posuđivati novac u inostranstvu što može dovesti do povećanja rata kredita te pokušaj da se davanje kredita smanji na najmanju moguću mjeru. Ne zaboravimo i priljev stranaca u Hrvatskoj koji bi mogli svojom jeftinom radnom snagom trećeg svijeta poremetiti ionako nestabilno tržište rada. No, iako je naglasak na radu nemojmo zaboraviti stanje s nekretninama koje se u Hrvatskoj prodaju strancima, a vlada je također izjavila da to mora prestati, te pokušava stopirati takvu prodaju strancima. Ostaje nam vidjeti razvoj događaja tijekom Ožujka kada će Pluton doći u konjunkciju s Galaktičkim centrom, prvi puta nakon 1759 godine. Ako uzmemo Plutona kao vladara Škorpiona, vjerujem da će dug i pozicije moći biti glavna tema – za većinu država. Deklinacijska Tehnika Proučavajući rad Kt Boehrer vidljiva je razlika u odnosu na Ebertinovu školu. Ebertin je uzimao deklinacije onakvima kakve one jesu, te ih ucrtavao na deklinacijsku kružnicu. Kate 114
je u suradnji s astronomima došla do zaključka da je potrebno preračunati deklinacije planeta koje su OOB da bi se mogao vidjeti skriveni aspekt. Planete s ekscentričnom orbitom tvore aspekte koji su iskrivljeni. Preračunom deklinacijskog položaja planete u longitudinalni ekvivalent, planete tada mogu tvoriti trigon ili neki drugi aspekt, dok istovremeno u deklinacijskom sustavu mogu tvoriti paralelu, kontra‐paralelu ili uopće ne imati nikakav deklinacijski aspekt. Cijeli smisao ovakvog preračuna jest otkrivanje aspekata koji su skriveni u ovim položajima. Uzimajući konkretni primjer to izgleda ovako: Ukoliko se Mjesec nalazi na 27N45, da bi odredili njegov longitudinalni ekvivalent prvo pronalazimo razliku između deklinacijskog položaja Mjeseca i deklinacijskog maksimuma 23N27. Razliku koju dobijemo oduzimamo od deklinacijskog maksimuma i rezultat koji dobivamo, pomoću tablica konverzija pretvaramo u nove longitudinalne pozicije Mjeseca. 25S37 Mjesec ‐ 23S27 deklinacijski maksimum 2°10´ razlika 23S27 deklinacijski maksimum ‐ 2°10´ razlika 21S17 planetarna ko‐deklinacija Koristeći tablicu konverzije dobivamo: 21°17´ odgovara: 5 Blizanaca 21 / 24 Raka 39 i 5 Strijelca 21 / 24 Jarca 39. Ovim sistemom pretpostavlja se kako je položaj na 25S37 isti kao i 21S17. – longitudinalni ekvivalent. Stoga je Kt Boehrer napravila tablice konverzije u kojima se lako može izvršiti preračunavanje deklinacije u longitudinalni ekvivalent ‐ sjeverni ili južni. Zbog čega je ovaj sustav preračunavanja uveden? Kada pogledamo natalnu kartu ona se sastoji od jednakih 12 segmenata – znakova – iako u stvarnosti zodijak nije jednakih segmenata. Osnovna ideja koju je Kt Boehrer razradila jest da ne samo da planet vibrira nego i njegov longitudinalni ekvivalent zbog deklinacijske aktivnosti. Međutim, imajmo u vidu da ucrtavanje planeta i longitudinalnih ekvivalenata u jednu kartu može stvoriti popriličnu zbrku i od 30 točaka za razmatranje. Stoga bi bilo dobro raditi dvije odvojene karte te ih usporediti. Promatrajući položaj planeta u karti i dodavanjem deklinacije preračunate u longitudinalni ekvivalent može se dogoditi da se nova pozicija planete nađe nešto ispred ili iza planete u karti. Npr. Merkur natalno na 15°, a longitudinalni ekvivalent ispred bi bio na 14°45´ a iza na 15°15´ nekog znaka. Ukoliko se nalazi ispred – ovo je okidač u karti – za progresije, tranzite, a ukoliko se nalazi iza – ovo je objašnjenje zbog čega neki ljudi osjećaju tranzite i nakon njihovog prolaska. 115
Uzmimo za primjer Mars kvadrat Saturn, koji se kod nekih osoba iskazuje kao frustracija i kašnjenje – odlaganje, dok kod drugih ljudi donosi dobru organizaciju i ambiciju i sposobnost osobe ka pozitivnoj integracije te dvije energije u pozitivnom smjeru. Na kraju kada preračunamo deklinaciju u longitudinalni ekvivalent povećava se mogućnost novih aspekata stoga je važno prihvatiti neka pravila vezana za orbite: Natalni aspekti: ne više od 2.5 stupnja Solarni luk: 2/3 stupnja aplikacijski i 1/3 stupnja separacijski Tranziti vanjskih planeta: ne više od 1/3 stupnja Jupiter ili Saturn: 1 stupanj Mars: do 1.5 stupnja. Grafički Prikaz Deklinacija
Definicije Latituda: Korištenje engleskog naziva Latituda, u astrološkom jeziku, označava MERIDIJAN, koji predstavlja širine: Sjeveru geografsku širinu (ka Sjevernom polu), te Južnu geografsku širinu (ka Južnom polu). Longituda: Korištenje engleskog naziva Longituda, u astrološkom jeziku, označava PARALELE, koje predstavljaju dužine: Zapadnu geografsku dužinu (zapadno od Greenwicha), te Istočnu geografsku dužinu (istočno od Greenwicha). Ove dvije vrijednosti se sijeku te predstavljaju zemljinu mapu. Ekvator i početni meridijan su označeni sa 0 stupnjeva. Promatrajući Zemljinu mrežu meridijana i paralela uviđamo da su meridijani označeni od 0‐90 Sjeverno i 0‐90 Južno, dok su paralele označene od 1 – 180 Zapadno i 0‐180 Istočno. 116
Zemljina mreža vrijednosti meridijana i paralela se preslikava na nebesku sferu. Nebeska kružnica koja odgovara Zemljinom Ekvatoru naziva se Nebeski Ekvator, te dijeli nebesku sferu na sjevernu i južnu polutku. Deklinacije: Nulti stupanj za mjerenje nebeskog početnog meridijana jest proljetna točka (0° Ovna). Ova točka se još u astronomiji naziva početna satna kružnica. Deklinacija je koordinata sastavljena od udaljenosti dnevne kružnice od ekvatora. Deklinacija se označava grčkim slovom delta. Deklinacije se mjere u stupnjevima, minutama i sekundama. Dakle, deklinacija je u biti zemljina latituda ili meridijan, ali preslikana na nebesku sferu. Rekstacenzija: Ulogu nultog stupnja za mjerenje nebeske početne paralele jest početna satna kružnica (0° Ovna) te se mjeri samo prema istoku. Udaljenost od početne satne kružnice do neke točke prema istoku se zove rekstacenzija, te se označava grčkim slovom alfa. Rekstacenzije se računaju u satima, minutama i sekundama, a punom kutu od 360° odgovara period od 24 sata, što predstavlja vremenski period Zemljinog okretaja oko osi. Antiscia i kontra‐antiscia: Antiscij planeta je zodijački stupanj koji se preslikava kao u ogledalu u odnosu na solsticijske točke i os Rak – Jarac, te antiscij planete je stupanj na kojem bi se planet nalazio ali u suprotnom godišnjem dobu, što ujedno podrazumijeva istu deklinaciju ali razliku u Sjeveru ili Jugu. Možemo reći da su antiscije definirane dvjema točkama koje su jednake udaljenosti od Raka ili Jarca, te se planeta nalazi na istom stupnju deklinacije ali sjeverno ili južno. Kontra‐antiscij je suprotni znak na longitudi, te se ovaj sustav odnosi na os Ovan / Vaga.
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New Horary System Revealed By Paul Langeveld, Netherlands
or some years I have been busy trying to find a way in timing of the moment of the outcome in horaries because at a certain moment the same clear indication seemed to demonstrate itself. Unfortunately I have not yet succeeded in finding the absolute infallible system but considering my age of 92 years I think it's time to reveal it to you all before it is too late so that with your help my system may once become infallible indeed, if only after my death !
Paul Langeveld is from Netherlands, born in Amsterdam on the 7th of October 1916. After being forced to work for the Germans during the 2nd World War in Munich (South Germany) where he had to endure all bombardments he came home after the war, mentally and physically in a bad condition. Still he had to go into military service for the third time and after training with the new weapons in Scotland for six months he had to go for two years to South East Sumatra in the Dutch East Indies. You â€˜ll understand that during those horrible years he had numerous moments of peril in his life and when he came home at last he was really fed up with the set back in life and wanted to know urgently why all this happened to him. He was 32 years old at the time and had no future at all. Then after trying several religions he finally met an old lady who was a theosophist and taught him to make his own Natal chart. Then he bought all the books of Alan Leo and locked himself up to study, after which he soon understood why he had all that misery. At the age of 72 and some courses wise he changed to horary which he has been practicing for the last twenty years now. His email id is email@example.com
After having been working on hundreds of them I found by accident that the good ones did have one thing in common by which you could tell for certain if the answer was right or not! I don't have to tell you how important this is! Up to this day I did not tell anybody of this with the exception of Caroline Allen, whom I told everything in order to save the "system" in case I would die before I had published it myself. And up till now nothing has come off it for some reason or another but now the time has come I think to publish it! Before I start explaining I want to confess that the system won't work in charts with a very speedy outcome because the Moon did not have the time to progress and also there are two ways the chart has to be made as soon as you think this is it, namely single or in biwheel, and the reason for this is also an enigma up till now. I have chosen an example which is rather recent, can be traced easily and has the advantage to have a long term solution so that many directions can be given. 118
The question was: "Will the insurance company pay?" 22 September 2008 1645 ACST Adelaide SA ‐ AC 12Pi 20 ‐ Moon 00 Can 50.
I approached this question in a way that querent had only one desire not to have to pay and secondly that she only had to do with her own Firm and nothing with the Insurance Cy so it would come down to Jupiter (10 ruler) and Saturn her income from the firm (11 ruler). Both rulers are less than 2 degrees apart but we don't know the exact day and as both rulers are still a long time not in aspect, an aspect of the Moon to Saturn before that would be possible ! This is the moment of telling the quintessence of the system and it's very simple as always if you know it namely when both planets concerned are in partile aspect or with the Moon the answer 'll be right if the Moon 'll be in an Angle within 8 or preferably less degrees from the Angle ‐ if not it won't be right ! That's all ! Simple n' est‐ce pas ? Now I'll show you. I am working with Solar Fire Gold, a program with the possibility of proceeding a chart by seconds up to years in any speed you want. I trust your programs’ll have the same possibility. So we put the horary into this form, called "Animate chart" situated left of the "Astrologer Assistant" and put in Days. By proceeding days we soon come to 23 Sept. with the Moon at 14 Can 55. We now change days (right above) into minutes and press < accelerated backwards> till we stand on 14 Can 19 in partile sextile to Saturn Natal. This looks very good but as you can see now this is not because the Moon is Not in an Angle so we are looking further with days till we come to 28 Sept and Moon in Virgo as far as possible and we proceed with minutes to the partile conjunction to Saturn, one of the best aspects there are, but the Moon is at this moment NOT in an angle and so you know that this answer is not right either so we proceed with days again till we arrive at 2nd October at 19:53 we see that is 's Not a good solution ! Now you know how to proceed and for first exercise you might go on till you arrive at 21 November at 23:45:12 when you see that Saturn and Jupiter are in partile trine and the Moon conjunct Saturn on Cusp 2! This is too nice to be not true but the Moon is not in the right place! Then now is the moment to make also the Biwheel of this outcome and then we see to our joy that here the Moon is within 8 degrees of Cusp 7, right in the Angle so this answer is good! You can imagine that I have not been surprised at all when I received a mail from the astrologer in question that I had been right because the Company paid for everything including the car hire! I hope to have explained this phenomenon in a way that all of you’ll be extraordinary successful in horary in the next future!
Astrology For The Beginners â€?1 By Holly Hall, USA.
o you not LOVE being a beginner, I do, and it's filled with child like curiosity and new wisdom. Like an adventure each time we embark on anything new. (By the way this is very Aries/Mars like and 1st house like). Anyways, for the beginners, focus on your Sun Sign. Look up your approx, Ascendant (rising) sign and your Moon sign as well.
For the Novice and Pros You all ready know your Mercury/Venus and Mars signs. So do include them, as well as your Moon and Ascendant. I include details for all my readers in the next few pages.
Hall has almost twenty years
experience as a professional Astrologer. Radio, newspaper, magazine appearances and columns fill her resume. With her psychic grandmother and clairvoyant mother's legacy, Holly will propel your spiritual growth. www.astrodreams.ca, HollyHall007@gmail.com
Below write down Another's' Planet Signs My Sun Sign is: My Ascendant Sign is: My Moon Sign is: My Mercury Sign is: My Venus Sign is: My Mars Sign is:
Clock your life ‐ minute by minute‐day by day‐year by year. Thinking about this is exhausting and yet scientists have proven that there is no such thing as lateral time. Everything happens all at once‐it is our minds that break down the events of our lives. And how is this done/ each one of us will have a different approach. The certainty of this is in your birth chart. The planets, its dance with each other, are a reflection of you. And as an astrologer I witness this simply by interpreting a chart and now you can too! Whether you are a Fire, Water, Earth Or Air Sign You Can Find Happiness In Every Moment of life! I am also wanting to show you how to turn despair and emotional negativity into a positive and necessary evil so to speak. We are all perfect just the way we are. We have strength and gifts to share and if not shared then you will positively feel Misplaced, unfulfilled and unsatisfied. Finding your place is the key and by the end of these series of articles you will be much closer to that place then you are now. In fact you may be in that place right now and not even know it‐ let's find out. Ok Lets get started! A little bit of basic info, on what each major planet represents. Remember the planet nor signs make up who you are, nor do they control who you are. They reflect who you all ready are. Like looking in a mirror. The mirror and your ability to see visually and record that image you see in that mirror is a reflection of your physical self. The mirror does not "make" your image. Again, another book.
Sun‐ This is the sign you are born to learn. Like a new outfit. The question is, are you squeezing into this outfit? Or maybe you try it on and it fits but, mmm, is it you? In most cases the answer will be..."not quite". And that is perfect! Because you are learning the characteristics of that sign. Very simple yes? Moon‐ The Moon Sign is your emotional kneejerk reaction to daily life. It also represents the characteristics you came into this life with. Mercury‐This represents how you communicate and how you "hear" others. How you learn and share your knowledge and your gifts. FIRE‐Aries/Leo/Sag DO NOT BE AFRAID TO BE POWERFULL! Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them... they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight. ~Orison Swett Marden
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Masculine House‐1st Motto‐"I Am" ☼SUN‐If you are a newbie at being a Fire Sign, meaning‐you have no other planet in the FIRE sign in your birth chart. . Then this is an adventure for you! So hope your enjoying the ride! As a new baby FIRE you are here to acquire courage, strength, leadership and a philosophy that is truly your own. Fuelled by fire‐ you have its magical strength and passion to Go Do and BE! To light up your world and those around you. Your past life role will determine the ease of this fit. Remember the Sun sign is an outfit, a costume it is not the whole of you! So do look up your moon sign, for past life influences. And as a Fire Sign, your goal will be to fight for first place. Nothing else will do. And you have the gift. In fact you have the gift to make winners out of everyone else around you if only by example. Now that's a win win situation. The battle field only appears in life when he/she believes in order for a winner there must be a loser. Learning that we cannot make losers of others‐only can they make losers of themselves is another amazing lesson for Fire. If you have many other planets in the Fire element then you are already comfortable with this outfit, in fact it maybe a little worn out and in this lifetime you are here to repair it and make it new again, better than before‐like new and improved me! Adding to your courage, your passion, your adventure! You are here to lead others into a win win situation. And if you are finding life is a battle field and your adventures not at all fun and games, then life is giving you a red flag‐ then rest assure at the end of this section we will reveal the secrets to rid the red flags and even the white flags. Because a Fire Sign never gives in or gives up. If you are surrendering then it is to surrender to the battlefield‐we do not want to create losers in order to feel we have won, now do we. You are an infinite being. Perfect just as you are. No one is as innocently fresh and courageous as you! You are an empowering being! Athletic Ardent Adventurous Brave Courageous Competitive Driven
Daring Excitable Encouraging Fearless Fun Friendly Fighter
Heroic Initiating Opposing Persistent Simple Straight forward Strong
Spirited Territorial Valiance Warrior Winner
¡MOON‐ If you are a believer of past lives then you may relate to the idea that you acquired the Fire qualities. If you have Mercury/Mars and/or Venus in a Fire Sign as well, then you have been successful in not only using your ability to create win win situations but you have demonstrated courage and strength earning metals of honor. And this will be presented to you in this lifetime through the many wonderful friends and or family you acquire. You will have a few very important souls cross your path that you will feel an instant connection with. And the Karmic "metal" is paid forward. Write down all the people in your life that you would consider your hero. Some one that helped you believe, rescued you or taught you a valuable lesson. This may be people that spend but a moment in your life, a family member or a long life friend. In many cases with the Moon strong in your 123
chart this will come from women in your life. Emotionally you are quick to temper anger easily and display your anger with aggression. Slamming doors, screaming, basically anything healthy that allows you to rid the Fight or Flight chemical‐"adrenalin" out of your system. Once that is done you are fine, you feel better, you quickly get over your frustrations…others may not but that's another chapter…for them. MEN‐Emotionally you will be attracted to strong women or women that need to be rescued. And like wise this type of women are attracted to you. You may find that other women in your lover's lives will come across as strong, masculine and driven. WOMEN‐If you are a Women Fire/Moon you will also find that strong women gravitate towards you because subconsciously they feel safe around you. You may also help lovers deal with and stand up to strong women in their lives. £MERCURY‐ If your Moon and/or Sun is NOT in the sign of a Fire Sign and you have Mercury in a Fire then you have developed the courage to speak your mind long before this life time. And you definitely say what is on your mind. You even say what is on another's mind if they are shy, wounded, introverted etc. You have the ability to stand up for others, become their hero through how you communicate.
Journal Tip! At the end of these series there would be a free Journaling Book‐Each day before you journal, write down the first Fear Saying‐then the next and the next and so on… Since one of the main attributes to overcome for a Fire Sign is Fear. I strongly advise you read one of the many quotes below every day! Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. ~Marie Curie Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop. ~Usman B. Asif Keep your fears to yourself but share your courage with others. ~Robert Louis Stevenson Panic at the thought of doing a thing is a challenge to do it. ~Henry S. Haskins The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear ‐ fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety. ~Henry Louis Mencken There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear. ~George S. Patton Many of our fears are tissue‐paper‐thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them. ~Brendan Francis There is much in the world to make us afraid. There is much more in our faith to make us unafraid. ~Frederick W. Cropp There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them. ~Andre Gide Fear is faith that it won't work out. ~Sister Mary Tricky 124
Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance. ~Arnold Glasow Fear is the father of courage and the mother of safety. ~Henry H. Tweedy Fear is the highest fence. ~Dudley Nichols Fear is the needle that pierces us that it may carry a thread to bind us to heaven. ~James Hastings To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another. ~Katherine Paterson, Jacob Have I Loved Fear has a large shadow, but he himself is small. ~Ruth Gendler Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends. ~Shirley Maclaine To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. ~Bertrand Russell Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day. ~Brendan Francis Fear is just your feelings asking for a hug. ~Danielle Sanchezâ€?Witzel and Michael Pennie, My Name is Earl, "South of the Border Part Uno/Dos," original airdate 7 December 2006, spoken by the character Joy Turner He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Those who fear life are already three parts dead. ~Bertrand Russell Fear makes us feel our humanity. ~Benjamin Disraeli A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation... is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run. ~George Matthew Adams There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls. ~Aeschylus Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself. ~Samuel Butler Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is. ~German Proverb If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all thinking, damages his personality and makes him a landlord to a ghost. ~Lloyd Douglas A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope. ~Arab Proverb Fear prejudices courage. ~Abigail Charleson 125
Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light? ~Maurice Freehill Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real. ~Author Unknown Fear is a slinking cat I find beneath the lilacs of my mind. ~Sophie Tunnell I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side. ~Katharine Butler Hathaway He who fears something gives it power over him. ~Moorish Proverb Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death. ~Author Unknown He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear. ~French Proverb There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice. ~Mark Twain Fear can be headier than whiskey, once man has acquired a taste for it. ~Donald Dowes Fear dances with courage. ~Ever Garrison The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals, 1833 Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile... initially scared me to death. ~Betty Bender To lead is difficult when you're a follower of fear. ~T.A. Sachs I have accepted fear as a part of life â€? specifically the fear of change.... I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back. ~Erica Jong The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid. ~Lady Bird Johnson
The Bible and Astrology‐1 By Jay Weiss, Sweden
his article is my attempt to reveal a slice from the tip of the iceberg on the topic of “The Bible and Astrology”, which is a huge ocean of deep knowledge as well as sensitive and complicated subject in respect to various world religions and believers. While I avoid delving into the bottomless richness of the topic, I try to provide a taste of the infinite biblical exploration options, on the edge of a tea spoon.
Preface: ince time in memory, throughout all civilizations and cultures, human beings were looking ahead to foresee the future, both as a collective groups of people and as individuals. Prophets and “Messengers of God” appeared and disappeared in different cultures, some never to be remembered, while others leaving a substantial mark on humanity for generations to come. A common ‘item’ for most of them was none less than the Bible.
Weiss has been a Professional
Astrologer and consultant since 1995. With technical education and a management background in the IT/telecom industry he found his way to astrology in 1992 due to a very unusual event in his life, which impact could be evaluated at the earliest many years later. In parallel with astrology studies and practice, Jay also studies Psychology and is today a consultant in the area of improving human relation development. Permission is granted to reproduce or use this article in any other way only in its entirety. If any part of the article is used or referred to they must include the reference to the source. www.alvicoms.com For any other purposes please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bible has been the central source of laws, directives, history and inspiration as well as ‘a reference book’ for Judaism and Christianity and later some parts of it also for Islam, for over 3500 years and 2000 years respectively. Moreover, the Bible is one of the most sold and read book ever. The earliest culture that we are aware of that were observing, studying and actually practicing the heavenly bodies, i.e. what is referred to as astronomy and astrology 1 127
today were the Babylonians some 4000 years ago. This is described very clearly in the Bible as we’ll see later. Throughout the entire period and up to our time, scholars hunted for discovering the bible’s origins and hidden messages. An extensive ‘bible code’ research was launched at different institutions and universities since the PC computer appeared some 25 years ago, allowing computer programs to search for unknown codes which confirm world events, past and future. The results so far are simply amazing, as major events became alive within the plain text of the bible, the Torah in particular. The Torah constitute of the five first books of the Old Testament, also known as the five books of Moses. The codes in the Torah, which are a fascinating issue in itself, are based on the assumption that it was actually written as a stream of letters, which later were divided into chapters and verses. [To make this clearer, imagine that you have before you a plain text, of 78,064 letters (as in the first book of Genesis), which you may arrange in any number of letters per line, resulting in different tables of XY lines and columns, each providing a genuine matrix]. Timing of major future events 3000 years ahead of time may sound unbelievable but believe me, it’s all there, in the Bible. In the next article I will provide a few examples of World War 2 and the Nuremberg trails, and the murder of Egypt’s president Anwar Saadat in 1981 and the murder of Israel PM Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, to name a few. Statistical information reveals that around 2.8% of the total biblical verses of 23,144 mentions that God controls the heavens and its contents, which play an active role in the destiny of humanity on Earth, both collectively as cultures and nations and personally as individual human beings. We should also remember that all living creature, plants etc. on earth are under that same control as they are too Gods creation. A number of questions arise, which I will leave open and as they are beyond the topic of this article (and probably beyond us all) BUT just as well an indisputable integrated part of it and must be born in the background of the reader’s mind. 1. What and/or who is the entity or force we call God? 2. How are we a part of and ‘fit in’ with this force we call God? 3. Who wrote the bible in the format that is known to us today and who were the ones who wrote the various parts prior to the final editing and ‘putting together’ the final version ? 4. What is religion and what purpose does it serve in the context of ‘Bible & Astrology’? 5. Did our ancestors acquire the astrological knowledge by observations only or were there other sources dating tens of thousands of years back to other civilizations ? 6. Where are the indications for astrological influence on human lives on planet Earth in the Bible? 7. One may also ask why for generations, religious leaders have forbidden the use of heavenly bodies, by interpreting different biblical phrases to their own benefit. Later in this article you will be introduced to the source reference for this attitude. 2 128
One way or the other, many questions in the context of astrology and the bible may remained unanswered regardless of attempts to “interpret” the original Hebrew text and even worse by translating it to other languages. Evidently, there is not a single translation of the Bible to another language which is even near to the original text, both in single words and whole phrases. While the reader may wonder how I dare write such a statement, I can calm your mind down by implying that much of the text, especially in the books of the Kings and Prophets are a sort of ‘slang of the period’ and a “language of hints”, which is very difficult to interpret nowadays, also for an advanced Hebrew language Scholar. When I use the word ‘bible’ in this article I solely refer to the OLD TESTAMENT with the major weight on the TORAH. Other references will be to the QABBALA, which describes the interpretations of the hidden secrets of the TORAH, therein also the secrets of the heavens and its elements. Other related sources will be mentioned as applicable. One has to bear in mind that some understanding of human nature (i.e. Psychology) is needed in particular when attempting to understand the inclination of humans to OBTAIN, PERCIEVE and INTERPRET information. The reader MUST remember at all times that any written word is produced by another human being, for the specific purpose of conveying some form of information just as this article. It is up to the reader to identify with, accept or reject that information, whatever the purpose may be. This is valid for ALL walks of life AND particularly in relation to occult issues. It is my belief, based on experience and my current phase of knowledge that the Bible is much more than “just a history/story book” and as we will see in later articles the coding in the Bible may blow away any humans mind. Intellectually I mean… Often we may observe that science is ‘colliding’ with astrology, simply due to the ‘fact’ that it cannot be proven in accordance with scientific roles. Well, is everything in our life meant to be visible and clear to us? Certainly not! Note: all original translations from the original Hebrew text follow ‘as is’. No interpretations or variants of words have been done to any of the mentioned word or verses. Whenever there is a (J) in this document it indicates my own researched interpretation)
Part one The Beginning of Dawn
he Bible starts with the 5 books of Moses, the TORAH. The first book is Genesis where the first chapter of 31 verses is a short and remarkable description of the creation of the world. All verses from verse 2 to 31 3 129
start with the word “AND”, indicating a continuation in the event of creation. 31 is also the numerical value of “EL”, God in Hebrew. Genesis Chapter I; (1) “In the beginning God created heaven and earth and the earth (1) was without form and void and darkness upon the deep and the spirit of GOD (2) was hovering upon the water(3).” (2) And God said let there be light (4) and there was light. (3) And God perceived the light as good and God divided between the light and darkness. (4) And God named the light DAY and the darkness ‘he’ named NIGHT, and there was EVENING and there was MORNING, one day”. Already at this stage, when observing the order of creation in the first 2 verses describing the creation, we discover the four elements (triplicities) used in astrology in the order of Earth(1), Air(2), Water(3) and Fire(4). From here I jump to verse 15 “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years” And in verse 16 & 18 we read “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night and the stars also’’ (18) “And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness> If we were to create a horoscope of the world at this stage it will be a chart with nameless heavenly bodies placed in various positions.
he first indication of a Zodiac, heavenly bodies and their purpose (!) as well as the base reference for a calendar are clearly described within the plain text. The rulership of the ‘greater light’ for the day and the ‘smaller light’ for the night are defined but there is no mentioning to neither the Sun or Moon been those luminaries. In verse 18 we find the same pattern of rulerships repeated once again. We may argue the meaning of ‘Rulership’ in the context of creation but I doubt if a satisfying explanation is possible, particularly when we take into consideration the occasions where God’s own rulership is mentioned. The interesting word here is ‘SIGNS’, ‘OTOT’ in Hebrew, which also mean SIGNALS. It is not that clear as to what kind of signs/signals the text refers to, where the ‘assignments’ for the ‘LIGHTS’ are relatively very well defined already at this stage. First in chapter 15 verse 5 we find a clear but general mentioning of the “STARS in the SKY” for the second time since creation in chapter 1. No names are mentioned for any of the heavenly bodies until we reach verse 12, where the SUN, (Heb. SHEMESH) “at Sun set…”, is first mentioned in connection with Abrams (later Abraham) visionary sight shown by God, of what’s to come of his offspring’s in the future. (Abraham lived from 1812 BCE to 1637 BCE according to several interpretations of the Old Testament. Note: The plain text does not tell us who named the Sun, Moon and other heavenly bodies; however referring to chapter 2 verses 4 130
19‐20 we find the first human being Adam was the one naming all living creatures. Was Adam also the one who named the heavenly bodies and did he already have a prior knowledge about them and their function? This challenging question remains open with me. The period when Abraham lived is around the end of the third millennium BCE AFTER the creation and around 350 years after the great flood which occurred around 2348 BC. For comparison, Buddha lived in the middle of the sixth millennium BCE, leading the Vedic civilization and its development. Here we may find a very clear indication that regardless of whatever happened before the flood in connection with the heavenly bodies was lost as there is no mentioning of them between the creation and up to the period when Abraham lived some 2000 years later. The entire story of the flood period (plain text) where Noah & his family accompanied by a couple of each sort of living creature were saved by been in the Arc for 40 days does not mention any heavenly bodies. However the encoding of chapter 8 reveal another amazing story which I will include in part 2… In “Sefer Yetzira”, “The Book of Creation”, which is said to be written by Abraham we find among others, direct reference to the planets by name. In chapter 4 (of 6) verse 7 we read among others “….. 7 stars (planets) in the world Saturn Jupiter Mars Sun Venus Mercury Moon…..” This little book is a true giant by its content as it describes what the first chapter of Genesis is missing, namely the Description of the creation of the world using the Hebrew alphabet letters. Although not directly related to astrology at first glance, we find in Genesis chapter 17:5 and 17:15 a description of a change that may indicate that it is possible to change ones destiny (i.e. ones horoscope) by changing ones name! God himself changed the names of Abram and Sari his wife to Abraham and Sarah, thereby ‘removing’ whatever was a negative influence on the 5th house of progeny Interestingly God added ONE single letter to both names, the letter HEA (H) which is the 5th letter in the Hebrew alphabet and has the numeric value 5! as well as generating a new numerical value to their names. (J) For the sake of doing justice to the above I must mention that according to the scripture, Abraham was 100 years old and Sarah 90 years old when she gave birth to their son to Yitzhak (Issac). Another interesting issue is found in verse 21, where God in advance tells Abraham the name of the child to be born AS WELL AS the timing! “…at this time in the next year!”. An average pregnancy is around 273 days (10 Moon month or 9 Solar month) and therefore I can only interpret this as the soul which was about to enter the ‘not yet conceive Sarah” was already assigned its role nearly THREE month prior to conception! In other words a horoscope was already there before the physical baby was even ‘initiated’… Therefore I strongly perceive this example to been one that allow us to connect between soul assignment, a birth chart and a conception chart, a subject that deserves very deep and serious research. 5 131
In addition to the above we can also derive a hint about what we call in our days DESTINY. The mentioning of the Moon (Heb: YAREACH) for the first time is relatively much later. In Chapter 37 verse 9 where in the dream state, Joseph is shown the Sun and the Moon and 11 stars bowing to him. Once told, his father Jacob instantly interprets the dream by replying “what is this dream that you have dreamed? Will I and your mother and brothers come before you and bow to the ground?”. This description evidently associates the Sun with father and the Moon with mother. Moreover, it shows that Jacob had knowledge of astrology, probably also due to his residing for 21 years in Babylon. . Here we see the first biblical clue to astrological interpretation of a dream! – WOW! Note: No clue as to what planets symbolized Joseph’s 11 brothers, nor do we find any text about his sister Dinah. As we read later in chapters 40 to 45 Joseph became a high official in Egypt and Jacob and his family were forced to leave their land due to famine and seek refuge in Egypt. In chapter 44:14 and chapter 41 we can read how Joseph’s dream turned into a wholesome reality. Jacob, ALSO renamed by God to become Israel, had 12 sons, which later grew into 12 tribes. Those 12 sons’ personalities were later assigned and used as one uses the 12 zodiacal signs for defining people’s personalities. (See Genesis 49:5 to 49:7 and Deuteronomy 32:8). The above raises a very interesting astrological question which I have been breaking my head over for long many years: In Joseph‘s dream he was shown 11 stars, which symbolized his 11 brothers. The Sun and the Moon symbolized his mother and father. Counting Joseph himself we have 12 heavenly bodies, which may be either planets or Stars or both AND the Sun and the Moon, totaling 14. Are we ‘missing’ a planet in our solar system that needs to be discovered? Interestingly, the same question was raised in the book “The 12th Planet” by Mr. Zecharia Sitchen. More on that issue will be available in a later article. One of the greatest astronomical mysteries, which naturally also manifested astrologically is found in the book of Joshua chapter 10 verses 12‐13: “Then spoke Joshua to the Lord …… and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand still upon Giv’on, and thou Moon, in the valley of Ayalon” (13) “And the Sun stood still and the Moon stayed….. so the Sun stood still in the midst of heaven and hasted not to go down as it use to on a regular day”. Here we simply experience that the Earth stopped its rotation around the Sun from midday while at the same time the Moon stopped its rotation around Earth (or maybe….?). Astronomically we may raise many questions in connection with this phenomenon but honestly: who dares to imply that he/she can explain this amazing display of Gods power in the universe? 6 132
Sorry ‐ not me…
Part of an Ancient Egyptian zodiac Astrologically we may encounter a few dilemmas here: 1) All new born babies during those hours had the same time of birth and within the same area nearly the same place of birth, i.e. the same chart. OR 2) If time was time still in movement the constellations and planets were changing while Sun and Moon maintain the same position OR 3) The date in force that day lost some time, probably around 5‐10 hours These are not easy dilemmas to solve and lack a deep and serious research. To summarize so far, it is evident that the ancient biblical personalities had great knowledge of astrology and astronomy, using it on daily bases. In some cases they were also assisted by the power of the creator to influence the natural flow of the Sun and Moon. Above and beyond the early verse referring to the heavenly bodies as source of “signs and …etc.” there is no visible evidence that the heavenly bodies should be used for worshiping purposes. On the contrary: This maybe the right moment to take a look at Chapter 4:19 in the 5th Book of Moses, Deuteronomy, where God, through Moses is Warning against worshiping the heavenly bodies as Gods, as they are the ones serving God, their creator: “When you raise your eyes to the heaven and see the Sun and the Moon and the Stars, all the Host of Heaven, you’ll be driven to bow and worship them and serve them, which the Lord God has shared to all nations under the entire heaven”. Nearly 900 years later, the prophet Yishayahu (Isaiah) emphasized a reminder to the people of Israel: “Lift up your eyes high and behold 7 133
who has created those that bring out their host by numbers and call them all by name, by the greatness of his might and strong power, no one is missing”. Isaiah, chapter 40 verse 26. There is not much doubt of the message in 4:19: Don’t worship the stars as Gods as they are there to serve him and to be signs for various issues (including probably also a horoscope (J)) for you. In simple words, one may understand this by implying that when humans lack faith in God, they will tend to find ‘God Substitutes’ in form of the heavenly bodies. This is probably the central statement of the Bible that was used as the main argument against astrology by Jewish and Christian priests for more than 3500 years and 2000 years respectively. Further, one may discuss the issue of (1) Direction Of Purpose that human beings in some cultures worship the heavenly bodies as gods and in other it is totally forbidden. Those cultures can be defined as single God cultures and multiple Gods cultures. (2) It is the opinion of many nowadays that we lost a great deal of ancient knowledge regarding the true and correct usage of astrology and its secrets. The reference emphasis may be hidden in chapter 31 verse 18 in Deuteronomy: “And I [God (J)] will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they have done and that they turned to other Gods”. The word ‘Hiding My Face’ can easily have multiple interpretations, which among others are connected to not been able to obtain necessary knowledge. Many scholars use this verse as a reference point to the question “where was God during the second world war’s Jewish Holocaust?” Will we ever regain this knowledge again? Yes! In Ezekiel 32:29 the prophet deliver a clear message for the future declaring “Neither will I [God (J)] hide my face any more from them, for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, said the Lord God”
A Taste Of Biblical ‘Astrological’ Progressions: Progressions are used by many astrologers in different values and varieties. We find several places in the Bible, where ‘A day for a year’ is mentioned very clearly, often in connection with the number forty (40), in itself a very significant number throughout the Old Testament. As an example, those are found among others in (1) Numbers 14:34 “And the number of days that you tour [the spies sent to the land of Kna’an were there for 40 days (J)] the land, forty days, a day for a year, day for a year shall you bear your sins, forty years and you will know my breach of promise” and (2) Ezekiel 4:6 “And when you have accomplished them, The Beit Alfa synagogue floor zodiac mosaic from the 5th century C.E.
lie again on your right side, and you shall bear the sins of the house of Judea, forty days again, a day for a year, a day for a year”. A few examples for the number 40 are the duration of (1) The great flood for 40 days, (2) Moses stay on Mount Sinai for 40 days, (3) the wandering of the children of Israel in the desert for 40 years, David & Goliath ordeal prior to the event 40 days, profit Ezekiel (Yechezkel) ordered by God to sleep on each side for 40 days as quoted above. There are several other examples throughout the Bible; all of them have a direct connection with the astrological system of progression “A Day For A Year”. By now I am sure to have opened a huge Pandora box, but please relax. As I mentioned at the beginning, this is only the tip of the Iceberg… Bless thy ‐ May thy go in peace I do
End of Part One………..
Moon Venus Conjunction – 27 Feb 09 By Dr. Tony Phillips, USA February 26, 2009: Be careful, this sort of thing can cause an accident.
n Friday evening, Feb. 27th, the 10% crescent Moon will glide by Venus, forming a gorgeous and mesmerizing pair of lights in the sunset sky. Moon‐ Venus conjunctions are not unusual, but this conjunction has some special qualities: (1) Venus is at maximum brightness: magnitude ‐4.6. The planet is twenty times brighter than Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. It is so luminous that it can actually shine through thin clouds and cast subtle shadows on the ground. Right: A Moon‐Venus conjunction in Dec. 2008 photographed by Tamas Ladanyi of Mönichkirchen, Austria. This month's conjunction will be even tighter and brighter. (2) As seen from North America, the Moon‐Venus separation is only a little more than 1o. Stick up your thumb and hold it out at arm's length. Venus and the Moon will fit comfortably behind the thumb‐tip. Tight conjunctions like this are the most beautiful of all. (3) Not only is the Moon a crescent, but so is Venus. A small telescope pointed at the glittering planet will reveal a slender 20%‐illuminated disk. Add it all together and you've got a major distraction. Evening drivers should pull to the verge. Staring at Venus and the Moon could be riskier than texting! Venus is a crescent because, like the Moon, it has phases. The planet can be be full, gibbous, new, or anything in between. The illuminated fraction we see on any given date depends on how much of Venus' nightside is turned toward Earth. It might seem odd that Venus is brightest now when it is a crescent. That reverses our commonsense experience with the Moon, which is brightest when it is full. A 6‐month animation of Venus created by Hong Kong astrophotographer "Wah!" solves the mystery at a glance: For more details see it on http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2009/26feb_prettysky.htm?list1308531
he crescent phase of Venus occurs when Venus is close to Earth, very big and bright. The full phase of Venus, on the other hand, occurs when Venus is on the opposite side of the Sun, far away and relatively dim.
Crescent Venus is so bright, you can see it in broad daylight. During the day on Friday, scan the sky for the crescent Moon. Hint: Stand in the shadow of a tall building to block the glare of the Sun. At noon, the Moon will be due east of the Sun's position. Got it? Look a few thumb‐widths around the Moon and—voilà!—Venus pops out of the blue. The planet is surprisingly easy to see when you know where to look. Once daytime Venus has been located, you might feel tempted to examine the planet with binoculars or a telescope. Don't. The nearby Sun can damage your eyes if you accidentally point your optics in that direction. Wait until the Sun sets and behold the pair framed by deepening twilight blue, first with your unaided eyes, then with a small telescope. On the Moon, you will see mountains, craters, and a vast expanse of nighttime lunar terrain gently illuminated by Earthshine. On Venus, you will see a delicate little crescent of impenetrable clouds. It's a nice way to end the day.
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