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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

2 Small Asteroids

2 Small Asteroids passed between the Moon and the Earth on September 8, 2010. It was a total coincidence that they showed up on the same day. They were discovered on Sept. 5, 2010 in Arizona. They were between 33 and 65 feet wide.

Info here: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news169.html.

1st Asteroid: Sept. 8, 2010 5:51 am EDT (0951 GMT)

2d Asteroid: Sept. 8, 2010 5:12 pm EDT (2112 GMT)

Really fascinating that the first asteroids passed while the New Moon 16 Virgo was close to exact, on the same degree at any rate. The New Moon was in the 1st House during the morning passing. Mercury 7 Virgo Rx was just rising over the Ascendant at 8 Virgo.

The New Moon was conjunct the 8th-7th House cusp when the second asteroid passed. This chart had 2 Aquarius Rising.

These charts also have close conjunctions of

Venus 1 Scorpio-Mars 26 Libra
Jupiter 1 Aries-Uranus 30 Pisces
Pluto 3 Capricorn-NN 4 Capricorn

Since Mercury Retrogrades are said to bring old acquaintances back into one's life I sort of wonder if there's an interesting past connection with these objects and the earth.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Record Temperatures in Los Angeles

Los Angeles logged a record peak in temperature for this day ever since 1877 when temperatures started being recorded.

Record Heat Los Angeles
Sept. 27, 2010 12:15 pm

Sun 5 Libra Moon 25 Taurus; ASC 13 Sagittarius; MC 27 Virgo; NN 8 Capricorn

The last hottest day was:
June 26, 1990 Time?

Sun 5 Cancer; Moon 29 Leo; ASC ???? At 12:15 26 Virgo was Rising; NN 10 Aquarius

Look at the Suns! They are both a 5 Cardinal. That must mean something, right? It's right after a Solstice/Equinox.

Mercury in both charts is in the sign that it rules and is elevated in both charts up near the Midheaven. Mars is also in sign of its rulership if you include the old style rulerships. Today it is in Scorpio conjunct Venus. In 1990 it was in Aries.

And since these temperatures occur 20 years apart I thought I'd look for Jupiter-Saturn contacts since that's a 20 year cycle. Jupiter is vaguely opposing Saturn within larger outer planet oppositions which take place right on the 4th-10th House Axis:

1990: At Noon these planets were in the 4th House: Uranus 8 Capricorn c. Neptune 14 Capricorn, Saturn 24 Capricorn opposing these planets in the 10th HOuse: Jupiter 19 Cancer c. Chiron 18 Cancer with Sun 4 Cancer c. Mercury 28 Gemini

2010: At 12:15 pm these planets were in the 4th House: Jupiter 28 Pisces c. Uranus 29 Pisces opposing these planets in the 10th House: well, Mercury 20 Vrigo (H9) Sun 5 libra c. Saturn 8 Libra and squaring Pluto-NN (3 & 8 Capricorn) in the 1st House.

Not only do we have a Jupiter-Saturn opposition here, but there is also a Sun-Uranus opposition. For heat you want to look at the planets which rule Fire, these are Sun, Mars and Jupiter. Of these, Sun and Jupiter are both prominent on the 4th-10th House axis. Mars is in signs that it rules Aries and Scorpio. (It is apex of a t-square in the 7th House in 1990 and is in the 11th House conjunct Venus in today's chart. That gives it some sort of connection with Venus/Libra but that's probably irrelevant info)

Moon is in Fixed Signs in both charts. You expect some stubbornness for anything record breaking.

Today's chart is lacking planets in Fire but 1990's chart has Moon and Mars in Fire Signs. Just thought I'd look that up to see if anything in particular turns up the thermostat.

Saturn/Capricorn could be related to anything record breaking. Today we have Pluto-NN in Capricorn squaring Saturn-Sun in H10. In 1990 Uranus-Neptune were in Conjunction in Capricorn along with Saturn later on in the sign. All placed down in the 4th house. Capricorn, though, is a cold sign, so I don't get it.

Mercury and Jupiter are prominent as chart rulers. Jupiter's a Fire planet that does everything in excess so I guess that makes sense. Perhaps Mercury's prominence is just connected to thermometers and recorded temperatures.

There were huge riots in Los Angeles in 1992. And the big Northridge Earthquake occurred in 1994.

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Some Thoughts on the Hayward Fault Line

So, we here in California made it through the Summer without any big earthquakes which blows my Cardinal Sign theory to smithereens, Thank You Jesus. There were no set rules saying that we had to have an earthquake, but the Eclipses and the big t-square in the sky are making things look ominous, like something big and disastrous ought to happen. Besides that, the scientists say that we're due.

I did sort of did wonder if this year through to next January, 2011 will be more set earthquake prone times than normal, especially during the months right after the Solstices and Equinoxes. The Eureka area up in the top of California did have an Earthquake back in January while the Sun was in Capricorn. And the very Southern end of the State was shaking like a jello bowl from the Mexico earthquakes back in April while the Sun was in Aries. So, now the Sun is in Libra and that's fire season down in Southern California and earthquake season in Northern California. And fires are much easier to predict than earthquakes, they happen pretty much every year, some years worse than others, and especially now with Southern California having a drought and all.

The Hayward Fault is said to be over due. This is an area which will suffer a lot if a significant earthquake occurs because of the dense population. The Hayward Fault is said to average an earthquake every 140 years.

I'm sort of confused (well, I'm always confused) because the USGS site has a list of earthquakes for California and not all of the earthquakes listed coincide with earthquakes that are mentioned on other sites.

It looks as if the Hayward Fault gives out when an Outer Planet of some sort is in middle degrees Cardinal Sign. So, it looks like this fault might be under extreme stress in 2013-14-15 when Uranus and Pluto are squaring each other over middle Aries and Capricorn.

Saturn will be in Scorpio during those years and outer planets in Scorpio seem related in the earthquakes for this area.

Previous Years of earthquakes on the Hayward Fault and the Outer Planet placements vaguely put:


1470 Julian Calendar
Jupiter Virgo-Libra; Saturn Taurus; Uranus Libra; Neptune Scorpio; Pluto Virgo NN Capricorn


Jupiter Aquarius-Pisces; Saturn Scorpio; Uranus Scorpio; Neptune 4 Scorpio; Pluot Taurus; NN Gemini


Jupiter Aquarius-Pisces; Saturn Capricorn; Uranus Scorpio; Neptune 30 Taurus; Pluto Libra NN Taurus (beg of year)


Jupiter Pisces; Saturn Sagittarius; Uranus Cancer; Neptune Aries; Pluto Taurus; NN Virgo

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Autumn Equinox 2010, Full Moon, Leads into Pluto-NN conjunction end of November

The Autumn Equinox is here. It's connected with an approaching Full Moon which becomes Full about 6-7 hours later. This shows heightened awareness of others because, for one, it's a Libra Sun and for two it's a Full Moon. So people will be aware of others and will be very sensitive and feeling picked on at the same time. Plus, there's a Saturn-Pluto square connected with the Nodal Axis so people really will be your enemies. Be careful where you park the car tonight. Keep washing your hands. Don't let the kids talk to strangers. I'd recommend just staying home and avoiding strangers, actually. Anyone who approaches you right now just wants your money and will be a lousy Mother to your unborn children.

The Sun and Moon are very strong in this chart conjunct Saturn and Jupiter-Uranus respectively, so they hook into the big Outer Planet t-square. You might finally be able to pop that proverbial zit but I have to tell you that this one will leave a huge scar if you do. There could be a real harmonious blending of political differences between people at this point if only the chart didn't show a Grand Square. So, don't know how that will turn out. Squares require using extra energy to face the challenge which they represent.

Mercury rules the chart through Virgo Rising and is placed in the 4th House along with the Sun 1 Libra. Virgo rules Work, Public Health, Criticisms, Nagging, Analysis. I always think that Buddhism is Virgonian presented in its highest form and I've really been wondering where all the damn Buddhists are right about now. They were so pleasant. Am certainly tired of the Muslims. Maybe it was just that picture on Time Magazine showing the beautiful Arab woman whose nose had been chopped off by her In-Laws for some dumb ass reason. And then right after the Imam in New York setting up shop too close to Ground Zero while saying that Muslims aren't all extremists. Religious fervor, anyone? Just concentrate on the Statue of Liberty and hopefully she'll still be standing by next Spring.

Charts here are pulled up for Washington DC so I suppose this one describes what will happen for the United States, and maybe a couple of our finest Politicians. Boy, this isn't a good time to decide to be a hooker, that's for sure. With Mars conjunct Venus in Scorpio sextiling Pluto and the North Node and all that Mercury there's no way you could have sex with anyone and not come down with the clap. These lines run through both the West Coast and India. Hmmm, what could that mean? With Moon-Jupiter-Uranus conjunction in Pisces up in the 10th there's going to be some weird shit going on during the elections. Civil Rights issues, hopefully no Martyrs, definitely corruption, promises, pay-offs. Mercury wants you to think of everyone as your sister or your brother or your aunt. Some sort of relative who you would die for but don't necessarily live with because that would be torture.

So, first order of priorities for this Equinox, wear a condom. Or at least invest in a Condom company. If you're not having sex with people it's just because they are perverts and are spying on you instead.

Autumn Equinox 2010 for Washington DC
Sept.22, 2010 11:19 pm

Sun 1 Libra (H1); Moon 28 Pisces (H7); ASC 26 Gemini (Mercury in H4 unaspected to other major planets but trining NN and opposing Lilith); MC 7 Gemini; NN 8 Capricorn (H4)

The Sun in H4 here is conjunct Saturn over the H5 cusp so there is emphasis on laying plans, looking for leadership, settling in. The Real Estate Market is bottoming out? maybe. Mercury is chart ruler and is in the 4th House unaspected to other planets so everyone's going to be calling everyone else a bigot. Problem is, with Pluto-NN in the 7th House everyone really is a bigot, especially the ones who call the other ones bigot. Either way, something connecting contracts and writings with home and real estate. There might also be problems with communicable diseases, Virgo rules House 4 as well. I know that the Whooping cough has hit California, which is especially dangerous for babies. Be sure to get a booster shot as the stuff stays in your system and is contagious for a really long time after symptoms. Adults don't necessarily know that they've got it. At any rate, if somebody invites you over for dinner, ask if you can clean their dishes beforehand. No wait, that's rude. Well, is it?

The Full Moon which comes about 6 hours after the Equinox shows Mercury conjunct the Ascendant, still very strong. The Sun is in the 1st House opposing Moon-Jupiter-Uranus in the 7th House. This Full Moon is right on the Aries Points so Libra-Aries issues will come to the fore. Relationship shit. They rule the resource houses in both Equinox and Full Moon charts.

And on that note, I subject the ultimate torture to any reader of this post, the lyrics to the 1970s song "Feelings That's because we've got a Full Moon right at the Equinox. Your Glands working overtime? (Oh yeah, and did I mention already that you really need to wear condoms? Viruses and bacteria could spread like wildfire, Hillary Clinton might have a fling even, but it's all Scorpio so very quietly private):"

by Albert Morris

Feelings, nothing more than feelings,
trying to forget my feelings of love.
Teardrops rolling down on my face,
trying to forget my feelings of love.

Feelings, for all my life I'll feel it.
I wish I've never met you, girl; you'll never come again.

Feelings, wo-o-o feelings,
wo-o-o, feel you again in my arms.

So the Full Moon occurs a few hours later. This is also an Aries Pointy situation so new beginnings are definitely settling in and coming out into the public view. Hopefully, they're not bad beginnings but the growing process is a selfish thing so there will be some problems.

This continues the Health stuff with Neptune-Chiron unaspected in the 6th House. Pluto-NN in the 4th House. Everyone's quarantined at home. Difficult to contain or diagnose?

Full Moon (Harvest Moon?)
Sept. 23, 5:19 am EDT Washington, DC

Sun 1 Libra (H1); Moon 1 Aries (H7); ASC 10 Virgo; MC 7 Gemini; NN 8 Capricorn Rx (H4)

Just because the Pluto-NN conjunction is prominent in the Equinox Chart I thought I'd take a look for previous and future Pluto-NN conjunctions. That's the scary stuff. If Pluto can't make you stronger he will kill you.

Do these dates ring a bell? If so, duck.

This is from Richard Nolle's Astropro site:

Nov. 27, 2010 1:58 pm 5 Capricorn

Pluto-NN conjunctions of recent past:

Feb. 8, 1961 9:11 pm 8 Virgo
Oct. 18, 1977 7:34 am 15 Libra
Feb. 27, 1994 1:24 am 29 Scorpio

Pluto-NN conjunction of future:

Nov. 30, 2027 11:15 am 6 Aquarius

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

David Foster Wallace

It's the 2d anniversary of the suicide of writer David Foster Wallace. In my experience, 2d anniversaries suck worse for the grieving than the 1st ones do, but I feel things slowly. American Society generally gives a griever about 1 week for public display, 6 months for emotional display among close friends, and up to a year to hit bottom with some sort of problem which requires a 12 step program to recover from. Grieving embarrasses Americans. If it's ever possible to invent a vaccination to eradicate grief, I'm sure the inventor will become the richest American ever.

The media is now celebrating Wallace's writings in preparation for marketing Wallace's final book which was left unfinished at his death. It's called The Pale King. Sounds awesome, main theme is about boredom but it looks at boredom through the eyes of employees institutionalized at the IRS. Last night NPR devoted a show to Wallace. Interestingly PC show, they tried to discuss his emotional problems without actually saying anything because he was obviously let down by the psychiatric profession. And enticing as always they gave off some dates about Wallace's life, work, and mostly prescription psychiatric drug intake which got me all curious. I thought I'd look at what might indicate a bad date to stop taking meds since this is what happened to Wallace. Wallace was a Pisces whose Sun was conjunct Chiron and Venus which most astrology buffs understand to show hyper sensitivity to any type of drug, or anything mind altering and escapist.

I didn't know who Wallace was until a week after his death when I picked up a book at a library book sale which included his short story "The Depressed Person." I became sort of obsessed with the story so looked him up on the Internet. And that's about the extent of it. I was amazed by his writing and amazed by the coincidence of how the book opened directly to his story and how I actually stood there and read the story.

The NPR show got some dates wrong, at least they don't line up with The New Yorker article on him (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/03/09/090309fa_fact_max?currentPage=all).

David Foster Wallace
b. Feb 21, 1962 Ithaca, NY

Sun 4 Pisces; Moon Virgo or Libra; NN 19 Leo

First thing I noticed was the conjunction of Sun-Chiron and Venus in early Pisces. This will show a person who is lovable and charming, who thrives on dealing with others on the surface, but who because of the Chiron will suffer greatly from wanting to understand the deeper meanings of his relationships and of beauty. Chiron represents wounds we can't really heal. Sun working with Venus will probably add to a sense of yearning for more and the sign of Pisces always feels a sense of sorrow. Of course, Sun-Venus-Chiron is also a very creative aspect. In Pisces it shows a hyper sensitive person who struggles between feeling isolated and needing isolation from others. Pisces has no boundaries.

This Sun combination was further complicated, and strengthened, by oppositions to both Uranus in Leo and Pluto in Virgo. This shows that there is a great empathic relationship between the artist and his generation. It also shows a sort of obsessive (Pluto) and erratic (Uranus) personality. Sure would be interesting to see which houses in Wallace's chart these planets figure.

Second thing is to look at in this chart are the Nodes which are in contact with the planets Mercury, Mars, Saturn and Neptune. With North Node in Leo, Wallace was creative and would have enjoyed the spotlight. Leo is a performer, artist and teacher. The karmic path was to head toward drama, maybe melodrama, and romance. The Nodal Axis (life path, spiritual path, karmic destiny) is stressed by some heavy aspects. Wallace had a lot of planets connected with his South Node showing that he struggled to break away from the Uranian shadow side of his path. He had a conjunction of Mercury-Mars-Saturn on his South Node and this was squaring his natal Neptune in Scorpio. Mercury shows communication skills and styles. With Mars there is a speeding up of the energy, and just basically a great energy to the words. Wallace's famous book, Infinite Jest, was more than 1000 pages.

Saturn conjunct Mercury and Mars adds great concentration and discipline to see things in reality but on the other hand fear, caution and of course, depression and inferiority complex. Some astrologer out there calls Mars-SAturn conjunctions "driving with the brakes on." Mars wants to act on impulse and Saturn wants to plan and hold back until the right moment. This will brings times of emotional frustration. The conjunction to Mercury and square to Neptune can bring the thinking processes and feeling processes into play. Saturn-Neptune combinations are connected with creative success in life but can bring depression. They are also related to drug use and abuse.

Third thing we'd want to look at is Wallace's Moon Sign and placements due to his emotional problems and I don't have that information because lack of birth time. His Moon at noon of date of birth is too close to the Virgo-Libra cusp to know which sign placement he would have had. His emotional struggles began right before his first secondary progressed Moon return so this will be key to understanding his depression, maybe someday.

Fourth thing I noticed was that his chart looked a lot like Chuck Palahniuk's chart which I've looked at before on this blog. Turns out the two great genius writers were born on the same day. Pretty big finding for astrology buffs considering how similiar these two writers are. Both write with satire and irony, a sort of grotesque portrayal of human nature. And both were/are obsessed with their dogs. Their childhoods were completely different, though. Wallace was raised by two college professors in the Mid West and Palahniuk grew up in a trailer park and was raised by parents who divorced.

According to the New Yorker story Wallace's first breakdown occurred while he was living in Tucson, Arizona in 1987. It would have probably been around late Spring of that year I think. After returning to the Mid West to live with his family Wallace attempted suicide for the first time later on that year after watching the Karen Carpenter Story on TV. (proof that he was indeed a Pisces.) As I said before this was right before his first Progressed Moon Return. The prog. Moon may have been passing over natal Uranus in Leo and Pluto in Virgo which as I said earlier was opposing natal Sun-Chiron-Venus. It could also have been opposing his Jupiter which I'm about to bring up as maybe being a significant.

Wallace struggled with his mental illness over the next couple of years while also struggling with writing. Pluto was transiting over his natal Neptune in Scorpio, what Noel Tyl calls "Wipe Out", a very stressful indicator in life especially when placed at the apex of a t-square as in Wallace's chart. Wallace found a successful treatment with the anti-d called Nardil which seemed to help him a lot.

At this time Wallace's progressed Sun was changing signs into Aries and was on the very first degree of that sign. That's sort of the birthing point of the Astrological Wheel. That's the point which marks the Spring Equinox and the beginning of a growth period. Perhaps he would have become more and more agitated without the drugs. Aries rules total impulsiveness. I'm not a Medical Astrologer, but imagine that Mars, ruler of Aries, plays a strong part with committing suicide as well, it will represent "The Act" of doing such a thing.

At this point, transiting Pluto's conjunction with natal Neptune 14 Scorpio was beginning to separate, so Wallace perhaps would maybe have begun to pick up the pieces anyway. During this year (1989-90) there was also the big outer planet conjunction of Saturn-Uranus-Neptune in early Capricorn. Capricorn in the sign of Management and empirical science and ambition and development of discipline to become successful.

Progressed Mercury and p.Mars were also in conjunction with the Sun-Chiron-Venus in Wallace's chart during this year so this was a time of great consolidation of energies for him concerning his daily personal life and personal expression. The NPR show said that the general audience basically connects mostly with the writing which he began at this time.

Wallace went off the Nardil 22 years later around June 2007 because he was feeling fine and had had a reaction to the drug, perhaps connected with some food he ate. (Food = Moon.) There was an opposition of Saturn to Neptune over his natal Jupiter so perhaps there were problems with his Liver. Jupiter's placement is actually the one connector between the charts which follow Wallace's treatment. The Nodes were passing over his natal Jupiter 22 Aquarius when he started the Nardil around 1989-90. The Saturn-Neptune opposition was taking place on it when he quit. That's interesting because those two planets can indicate a time of depression, bad idea to go off at that point. And, then tragically, the Moon and Neptune were conjunct Wallace's natal Jupiter to the degree when he killed himself. (So, whatever ails Jupiter in Aquarius emotionally, spiritually or physically could possibly have been at the root of Wallace's illness?).

Jupiter in Aquarius seems to show up prominently in Wallace's biography. It seems that Wallace, who was raised by two well educated professors type parents, found that he preferred to live around ordinary people rather than academics and psychiatrists. Even so he remained in Academia his whole life. The article says that he was frustrated with his work because he wanted to show "capacities of spirit" yet he is probably better known for his gifts with language and his ability to write with irony. He is said to have felt limited he was in his expression, that's the Mercury-Mars-Saturn conjunction on the South Node I suppose along with the Sun-Venus conjunction with Chiron in Pisces. It might also bring in the Jupiter trauma. Boundlessness would be a major theme for him.

It is interesting to compare Wallace's life with Chuck Palahniuk's bio and life (what we know about either one, that is). Not sure if it would be possible at this point to get a real idea of Palahniuk's life at this point because people are probably mythologizing him more and more every day. But Palahniuk was the one with the difficult childhood. He grew up in a trailer park. His parents divorced. He didn't start writing until he was in his 30s. He worked as a truck driver for years (I think I read that). For some his life would be considered the least healthy and hopefully he's doing ok. It's as if this type of spirit is maybe in a weird way more comfortable in these elements. Palahniuk has admitted to going on anti-d's because his Father was murdered in a love triest (same year that Fight Club came out in movie theaters).

Interesting to note about Wallace's death. The t. Sun was exact opposition to t.Uranus in Pisces (this mirrors same aspect in natal chart). The t.Moon was conjunct t.Neptune-Chiron-NN which I've said before was right on his natal Jupiter in Aquarius. This lines the major elements of his chart (minus Ascendant Ruler which don't know w/o birth time) up with the rulers of the Uranus-Neptune mutual reception. Wallace's chart was heavily loaded with Aquarius and Pisces planets so this Moon-Neptune conjunction was basically passing through the middle of that stellium.

Oh yeah, and t.Saturn and Lilith were in conjunction with natal Pluto and t.Sun. That would have been the danger signal for the Doctor, especially so soon after the Saturn-Neptune opposition. Bad Saturn aspects can bring great fear of failure and self-consciousness. And bad Pluto aspects will go ahead and manifest the fears. Supposedly one big problem that Wallace was suffering from was insomnia and fear of being seen by his students in his state.

Lilith is involved in most of the problem points in Wallace's life. It's so amazing how she is so connected with problem spots.

David Foster Wallace Suicide
Sept. 12, 2008 afternoon-early evening?

Sun 21 Virgo; Moon 22 Aquarius; NN 17 Aquarius

Beginnings of problems 1987
On Nardil Nov. 1989? or 1990

Off Nardil June 2007

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Live Streaming TV

YouTube today has begun a new service bringing live TV, like Sports, to the Internet. The chart is sort of interesting with two stressful T-squares and Mercury Stationing Direct.

The first t-square is the big outer planet thingee on the beginnings of Cardinal Signs. The Chart has Saturn conjunct Libra Ascendant opposing Jupiter-Urnaus conjunct the Descendant. This squares the IC with Pluto (H3) and the North Node (H4). That shows a beginning but a stressful beginning.

The second T-square describes better the Internet and TV. The Moon 2 Sagittarius is conjunct the H3 cusp and is squaring the opposition of Mercury 6 Virgo SD on the 12th House cusp and Neptune-Chiron 27-28 Aquarius in House 5 (entertainment). Mercury and Neptune rule TVS and Internet. The Moon on the 3d House cusp is is great for communication. Moon also rules the Midheaven.

Venus rules the chart and is placed in the 2d House at 4 Scorpio. She is conjunct the H2 cusp and Mars at 30 Libra already up in the 1st house.

It looks as if the event was maybe presented prematurely because of money issues. The placement of the planets are all in the right houses. Sun in 12th House (Television). Moon on H3 (Internet, Communiction). Will be interesting to follow.

article: http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/09/13/bye-bye-tv-youtube-debuts-live-streaming/

YouTube Begins Live Streaming TV to Internet

Sept. 13, 2010 8:00 am San Bruno, CA

ASC 5 Libra; Sun 21 Virgo (H12); Moon 2 Sagittarius; MC 5 Cancer; NN 9 Capricorn

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fall Equinox 2010

So I was sitting in a cafe looking at the upcoming Equinox Chart which occurs Sept. 22-23 depending on where you live and this song came on the speakers and swear to God I couldn't do a better interpretation. This Equinox will be close to the Aries Points. It occurs about 6 hours before a Full Moon. And Sun and Moon are on the Outer Planet t-square.

So, either clear your throat and prepare to sing or stand up and get ready to boogee:


Thank you to sarahtheperson for the video and lyrics


Friday, September 10, 2010

Huge Gas Line Explosion in San Bruno, California

Last night an underground gas line exploded in a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Ca and decimated what currently looks like a 15 acre patch built in the 1960s. So far 4 people have been found dead, many more are injured and many more than that are unaccounted for. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_large_explosion.

Anyway, the entire infrastructure in this area is caput and nobody seems to be very concerned about it or aware. I guess that's because there are more lawyers here than anywhere else so it's easier to just let things fall apart and sue than to fix whatever's broken.

I send my condolences to the families who are suffering so much right now.

I've looked at the chart and at the Eclipses and am working pretty fast here so hopefully not too sloppy.

People at the blast said they noticed a gas smell in the neighborhood as far back as 6 weeks ago which seems to me to show that the Eclipses are involved. We are currently sandwiched between a Total Solar Eclipse that occurred on July 11 and a Total Lunar Eclipse which will occur on Dec. 21. This next year there will be 3 Total Lunar Eclipses (that's a lot) so we are entering a big study session on exactly what that means.

Libra is on the Ascendant of both eclipses which apparently shows that we must watch Venus' transits and aspects very closely right now. She's prominent in the explosion chart but only because she's conjunct Mars (ruler of explosions along with Uranus and Pluto). The two planets are both in the signs of their detriment right now. In the chart they are in the 8th House. Venus rules that house and also the 3d house of neighborhoods.

Devastating Neighborhood Explosion San Bruno, California
Sept. 9, 2010 6:30 pm San Bruno, CA

Sun 18 Virgo (H7); Moon 11 Libra (H7 c. H8 cusp); ASC 28 Aquarius; MC 11 Sagittarius; NN 9 Capricorn (H11)

Bingo, right on cue here hate to say. Neptune, ruler of Gas, is conjunct the Ascendant in this chart within a degree. He's just passed over the Horizon and is in his own house and is conjunct Chiron (wounds that aren't healed). These two are in the last degrees of Aquarius a sign which likes to shock with unpredictable events. Also in the first house are Lilith (she's always there) and Jupiter c. Uranus conjunct on the same degree of Pisces. So, this is an ending send off present from the Uranus-Neptune mutual reception which has been occurring over the past few years. Jupiter just makes whatever it touches expand so is probably in a way responsible for most explosions.

Neptune's influence is further prominent because his sign, Pisces is intercepted in the first house. This shows a big build up of Neptune's energies in the house which produces sparks (ruled by Mars).

Neptune's influence is even further prominent because because he is a singleton in Cadent house (but only by a degree).

Neptune is trining (aspect of ease) a conjunction of Mars 27 Libra and Venus 2 Scorpio in the 8th House. Venus rules Mars and the 8th House cusp (crises, death) and the 3d House cusp (neighborhood), so there's her influence. Since the explosion happened right at dinner time I sort of wonder if cooking grease had something to do with the problem. And remember the sewer and plumbing pipes are sporadically broken underground in odd spots in this area as well.

Neptune also is sesqui-square to the Moon and Saturn in Libra in the 7th house. This makes them angular along with the Sun which is also in the 7th house (Venus' house, women).

On a happy note (sort of), the news story listed above tells about a woman who was saved because she was at the Movies. Movies are ruled by Neptune. Maybe it's a good thing to escape to the movies during times when Neptune is due to pass over the Ascendant, is singleton and Pisces is intercepted in the first house. You will be doing what Neptune wants to naturally do.

The Sun (Fire) is unaspected to the other planets but he's squaring the Jupiter Midheaven. This shows a big fire. Both Jupiter and Sun like to do things in a big way, high drama.

It's interesting that the chart lacks Fire, no planets in that element. Often this will show a need to overcompensate in that missing element in some way. It sure does here.

Of course, as a back drop to all of this, the current transiting big outer planet t-square shows massive problems with infrastructure right now. These planets are wiggling back and forth by transit over the cusps of the Aries Points which is a stressor. In this case they are loaded on to the angles of the chart which makes their influence stress stronger. (They are on the angles about every 5 or 6 hours all the time right now, though. It sure would be interesting to get hold of a bunch of statistics to see if more catastrophes of this sort occur during these times.)

The July Total Solar Eclipse set for San Bruno
July 11, 2010 12:40 San Bruno, CA

Sun 20 Cancer; Moon 20 Cancer; ASC 10 Libra; MC 12 Cancer; NN 12 Capricorn

Cardinal Signy, huh.

The explosion chart Sun 18 Virgo is conjunct the Mars 20 Virgo of the Eclipse Chart. This is in Neptune's 12th house (Gas) of the Eclipse Chart. Mars and Sun are both Fire rulers. Mars = sparks. Sun=roaring blazes. As this is a Solar Eclipse I suppose we want to pay extra attention to the Sun's placement in the comparison charts.

The explosion chart Moon 11 Libra is conjunct the Ascendant of the Eclipse chart 10 Libra. It is also conjunct the Ascendant of the upcoming Lunar Eclipse chart as well as they both have Libra Ascendant within a few degrees of each other. The Moon rules Housing, Mothers, and apparently, Mothers at movies.

The Nodal Axis/Pluto conjunction is conjunct the IC/MC axis of the July eclipse chart when set for San Bruno. Loss of home and neighborhood. The Nodal Axis on an angle will often show an event will occur.

Total Lunar Eclipse set for San Bruno,CA
Dec. 21, 2010 1:13 am San Bruno, CA

Sun 30 Sagittarius (H3); Moon 30 Gemini (H9); ASC 13 Libra; NN 3 Capricorn (H3); MC 15 Cancer

This Eclipse has a stellium of Mercury-Sun-NN-Mars-Pluto in the 3d house in Sagittarius/Capricorn. This opposes Moon (H9) and squares Jupiter-Uranus (H6) Pretty explosive situation in the neighborhood.

No intercepted signs in either of these Eclipses.

Interesting to notice that the Moon is traveling fast (faster than 13 degrees 30 min) in all three charts: both Eclipses and the Explosion Chart.


Thursday, September 09, 2010

Pick Me 2010

The Pluto in Scorpio generation is kicking in big time when you start hearing the ugly stories coming from this year's Miss Universe Pageant. What a lovely group of young ladies.

First Miss Philippines flubbed her question. That's always news. They asked Venus Raj to describe a personal flaw and to explain how she overcame it. Miss P. perfunctorily said that she didn't have any flaws, nor had she ever had any flaws. Now that's a Queen. Turns out Venus Raj is a Sun in Cancer and her Sun and Mercury have recently progressed into Leo, the sign of Superiority and Confidence. Hey, she's new at this Queenly stuff, have tolerance. Her prog. Mercury is at 1 degree of that sign so she's entering an extended period of learning how to gracefully fake humility. Actually, Miss Raj has suffered a retrograde Mercury during most of her childhood so communication was probably not something that was shared within her immediate environment. Since she grew up in a Quonset hut with no running water or electricity (according to my memory of the story as told on Wiki), and since she has managed to graduate from College I can see how she probably hasn't had much time to reflect on her flaws. When you jump from one extreme to the other, grass shack to college dorm to Miss Universe at such an early age you don't do it by doubting yourself. Wisdom will come with age. Actually wisdom makes us age. At least she's pretty and enjoying it.

Now there's a new story. Miss Congeniality, Jesinta Campbell of Australia, has come forth with a sabotage story. Ew, nice. This gets nasty. Take a chair, get a glass of water, better yet a beer or vodka-tonic, these women are lethal. Miaou-ou-ou-ou. Made for TV Movie anyone?

It seems that when Jesinta Campbell went to put on her Ball Gown it was stuck with 6 pins. They scratched her back. Yes, the other girls made a human voodoo doll out of Miss Congeniality! I've been noticing that the kids these days are really nasty but this is nuts. Well Miss Congeniality has a Sun-Jupiter conjunction in Leo. Yes, that's a signature of a friendly person which the other gals don't have I might add. But Sun-Jupiter is squaring Pluto in Scorpio. In walks revenge and sabotage. Reality show shit. Scorpio also suffers from extremes of confidence, same as the Sun, but Pluto works from behind the scenes whereas Leo likes the Spotlight thing. Besides all those kids who were born during the Uranus-Neptune in Capricorn generation are coming of age. Donald Trump is going to be making so much money off of their antics. There will be a Murder at the Miss Universe Pageant by the time these guys age out.

Anyway, Miss Congeniality's chart shows an extreme situation with the Retrogrades. That brings on forced bouts of unfloatable introspection into a person's life. She was born with Mercury and Venus conjunct at 6 Virgo. They are both Retrograde. Communication and Loveability are big Question Marks in Miss Congeniality's life. Miss Congeniality's progressed Mercury is just stationing Direct this year on top of her natal Sun-Jupiter. She's speaking her truth about the situation and not cowering in the corner. Good for her. Leo is Courageous and Jupiter seeks Justice. It really is impossible to dislike this woman.

A whole lot of these pageant queens appear to have a hefty showing of inner planets in the earth signs (good bone structure?). There is a chance that 4 out of the top 5 winners has a Taurus Moon. Miss Philippines may have an Aries Moon... The other one of the top five most likely has a Virgo Moon, so also in the earthly category.

The other girls who placed up in the top five have almost no Retrogrades by progression. You definitely wouldn't want to be in a Beauty pageant with that kind of thing weighing you down. Too much introspection and self questioning. The kids your age with Progressed Mercury Rx are all working at McDonalds. And the kids with Progressed Venus Rx are cutting themselves and getting tattoos. (That's a joke, remember Miss Congeniality has both and she came in as 2d runner up. And if Beauty Pageants are anything like other competitions, usually the 1st runner up is more deserving of the win).

Miss Congeniality was asked who she suspects did this awful thing to her. She pointed to the Philippines or the Latin countries. Well, a little corruption and a lot of ambition can be big motives for performing various acts of voodoo.

The Winner was Ximena Nararrete of Mexico. She's a beautiful Pisces. Her progressed Sun is conjunct her natal North Node so she was due for a big win. Congratulations!

And alas Miss U.S.A., Rima Fakih did not place. I'm a Capricorn Moon so all I can think is, Good for her. She has a Sun-Pluto conjunction so I think she's got a bigger fate than the beauty pageant thing. At least, she's probably got a very serious side which wants to make a real difference in the world. And she probably also has a better idea than anybody who put the pins in Miss Australia's chiffon.

I don't know what time the show began. It took place in Las Vegas. There was almost a Full Moon conjunct Neptune and Chiron with an unaspected Mercury Rx. Oh, yeah, and Venus conjunct Mars in Libra. Good circus.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Mercury Goes Retro in Virgo

The current Mercury Retrograde is in Virgo and I'm sort of passively been collecting really weird stories about things that are happening. I'm leaving out the Islamic Center that's setting up near Ground Zero and the Florida Preacher who's threatening to burn a Koran in retaliation. That's not Virgo, that's some sort of Jupiter or Moon thing and I hate organized religion so I can't really discuss that because it just doesn't make sense. What we're talking about here is the other stuff that's happening. Virgo stuff. The Mayberry RFD school of good old wholesome weirdness. "Space Outs" in every sense of the word. Either way, Mercury is strong in its own sign here.

First off, the Arizona Governor Jan Brewer goofed up her debate by spacing out. Debate? Spacing Out? Tip of the tongue? Blank out? Turns out this is not only a Mercury Retrograde for her, but a Mercury Return as well.

Brewer's got a natal Sun-Neptune conjunction in Libra so she may naturally have space outs anyway. And with this conjunction squaring natal Saturn in Cancer she gets caught in embarrassing and lonely situations. And right now transiting Saturn is right on top of her natal Sun-Neptune conjunction. And Saturn is in a major t-square with Jupiter c. Uranus and Pluto c. NN.

So, Brewer is at the center of some really difficult struggles as Brewer decided to take on the illegal immigration problem. And, of course, the Mercurial Media had a field day attacking Brewer when they could be discussing the reality of what it's actually like to be living in a community that's heavily affected by illegal immigrants. Duh.

Interesting connection linking Brewer's progressed chart with that of her predecessor, Janet Napolitano. Brewer wasn't elected to the Governor position. She moved into it when Janet Napolitano went to the White House. Just happens that Brewer's progressed Sun is in Sagittarius in conjunction with Napolitano's natal Sun. And her progressed Venus is conjunct Napolitano's natal Venus. How's that for some astrological switcherooni's? It's gotta mean something. She's sort of carrying out the dirty work for Napolitano with all that Saturn influence? Maybe it just means that both women are named "Jan."

Then there was the wild story about the two teenage boys up in Montana who decided to enjoy their Summer by purchasing some pot. Stupid sillies misdialed the number to their supplier and ended up texting the Sheriff. The Sheriff tracked them down in a shopping mall somewhere. The Mercury in Virgo Rx imagery is all there. The mis-dialed text message. The medicinals. I don't know, are Shopping Malls Virgonian? It's sort of a back to school theme I guess.

Today adds a Virgo New Moon to the mix and maxed out the weirdness. Two rocks from Outer Space on completely different orbits cruised between the Sun and the Moon only 11 hours apart. The larger one passed by just as Mercury Rx was rising over the Horizon, New York time at any rate. This was just when the Virgo New Moon was exact at 16 Virgo and just about to rise over the Ascendant as well. The smaller asteroid passed through just as Mercury Rx, Sun and Moon were passing into the opposite 7th House. Story here: http://www.space.com/spacewatch/asteroids-passing-near-earth-telescopes-100908.html.

That sounds planned, doesn't it? Sort of makes me want to believe in God. A precision passage of rocks in orbit. Virgo is an earth sign after all. If it had been up to a Gemini Mercury Rx, the rocks would have collided with at least 10 telephone poles.

Another Mercury in Virgo Rx situation is the Whooping Cough epidemic in California, anything contagious is related to Mercury through its Gemini rulership, and Mercury in Virgo is perhaps helping to bring a public health problem into reality here. My Doctor told me a year ago to get a vaccination so there has been concern for quite a while yet nobody has done anything about it until now (because the illegal immigrants are the source and the Mercurial media refuses to carry news about their impact on society). Oh yeah, and the squirrels in my area, Mercurial little creatures, have apparently been almost gassed out of existence. I saw a couple of survivors hanging out in the middle of the street looking like they were hoping someone would just run them over. They didn't even really look like squirrels, their tails were almost hairless and they were roaming around dazed. Since then I've noticed very few squirrels. Reason for this is perhaps because a squirrel was found with bubonic plague in a campground somewhere. That might be overkill.

I suppose the biggest Virgo Mercury problem is faced by the Pakistani's who have suffered huge floods. Talk about a break in one's daily rituals and a major public health catastrophe. A ninth of the country is misplaced from their homes and livelihoods. Hopefully the Retrograde in Virgo will actually help to slow down or to contain the potential public health threats involved. The Virgo New Moon hopefully will. Of course, the media has elected not to cover this event with their usual hysteria and so-called "compassion."


Friday, September 03, 2010

Reading Recommendations ----

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

~ Frank Lloyd Wright