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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bicyclists Killed in Brooklyn

Five Bicyclists were killed on the streets of Brooklyn within a month of each other. 10 cyclist fatalities have occurred this past year alone.

Wow, this Summer, bicycling was for New Yorkers what guns were to Oakland and San Jose (liberal hypocrisy of the area at its finest) and hiking was for visitors to Yosemite.

Just these weird coincidental pockets of fatalities that I'm finding cropping up in the news.

The New Yorkers place "Ghost Bikes" up at locations where bicyclists are killed. Hopefully some proper bike lanes will be set up to protect them in the future.

I suspect that this is all related in some way to the Nodal Axis transit of the signs which rule hiking and local transportation, Gemini. At this point the South Node is in Gemini. That's the end of the Nodal Axis which represents some sort of fault in the Destiny which throws off the good things that are offered by the opposite end (which would be issues ruled by Sagittarius). Things that don't work in the local environment (Gemini) will cause problems in the big environment (Sagittarius) (International).

Here's a list of the recent fatalities from the information I could find. Can't vouch for accuracy of the information.

Aug. 1, Monday. 29-year old Robert Doyle killed.

Aug. 2, night, 70-year old Andrezei Wisnuk killed.

Aug. 18, before 5:40 pm, 52-year old Jeffrey Axelrod killed

Aug. 30, 7:00 pm 29-year old Erica Abbott killed.

Sep. 2, (Friday), 8:30 pm, 24-year old Nicolus Djandj killed.

Oct 18, night, Matthieu Lefevre killed, 30-years old, born Mars 1981.

Since 3 of these people were 29-30 it seems that perhaps Saturn in Libra is connected with bicycling. That is the age associated with the first Saturn Return. I sort of suspect that Libra isn't the greatest sign for drivers. You don't want to have a relationship with everything on the road. I think they might feel less safe around all that Mars-Mercury driving type stuff because they know what can happen and subsequently it does happen. Saturn is related to one's issues of safety and caution. Interesting that the last 3 mentioned were all artists, as well. Libra is very much associated with artists who seek balance and harmony.

Kind of interesting to note that most of the deaths occurred after work hours. Venus has been in conjunction with the Ascendant pretty much consistently during these months around that time. And Saturn is dispositing to Venus because of its transit in Libra. Venus also rules the 3d House of transportation for much of that time. I'm getting carried away with the Venus stuff here. But, for some reason it is standing out. Accidents are ruled by Mars and Uranus together. Mercury rules local transportation, daily routes, that type of thing.

Saturn was mostly in the 2d house. I don't know what that means except that it is opposite the 8th House of Death. Saturn is related to brakes, safety precautions, exhaustion.

Uranus (Accidents, unexpected, shock) in the 8th House (Death).

I went back to the Total Lunar Eclipse that occurred on June 15 the way I did while looking at the deaths in Yosemite over the Summer. The chart is pretty interesting when set for New York.

In New York this Eclipse had a 5 Scorpio Rising chart. That means that Pluto was Ruler of the chart. And Pluto was conjunct the 3d House cusp in a tight one degree orb. This Eclipse contains the last pass of the big Saturn-Uranus-Pluto t-square which means that the victims who were going through their Saturn Returns were also under the influence of this challenging aspect. Pluto was apex of that t-square so is a very strong figure in that chart. This shows, in hindsight of course, that some larger than life crises related to local neighborhoods, transportation, roads, neighbors, siblings was related to New York.

Rest in Peace.

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Is It National Unsuccessful Euthanasia of Household Pets Month?

Just read two stories about animals who survived the Gas Chambers at their local pounds. I suspect that this is normal and that the Gas Chamber people are trying to use the minimal amount of gas possibly in order to save money. Either way, there are two stories.

On October 3, Daniel the Beagle survived a gassing in Alabama. He was in there with 17 other animals who passed out cold. But Daniel was standing wobbling legged but wagging tail at the door when it opened. Daniel has been moved to New Jersey where at last report he is up for adoption.

In Utah, a Black Cat has survived 2 attempts and has become the spokes cat for stopping inhumane deaths of animals. After the second attemtp, this cat, now named Andrea, was heard meowing when a worker was bringing a dead dog into what I suspect was the crematorium.

Don't know what to look for in the astrology. House pets are ruled by Virgo, H6, and Mercury. Gas is ruled by the opposite sign, Pisces and Pisces ruler Neptune and house 12.

Mercury was in conjunction with the Sun and Saturn and Venus in Libra on October 3. At this point is was squaring a conjunction of Moon-Pluto in Capricorn. Moon and Pluto are the other two planets which rule Death (in addition to Neptune). This square looks like a death sentence to me, but this square is hooked into a larger triangle formation with Jupiter 9 Taurus. I don't have a clue how to translate that, but I imagine that Jupiter in Taurus has a very good constitution and a lot of physical strength. And it's also lucky.

The Black Cat, Andrea, would have been gassed around the middle of October. The conjunction of Sun to Saturn in Libra was in tighter conjunction at that point. That's a pretty clear headed aspect. Saturn is at home in Libra. Libras tend to be vegetarians along with Pisces, so the workers were probably just more sensitive/egalitarian during this month. Mercury and Venus had moved into Scorpio. That's a great figure for thinking about a story about a black cat but I suspect it has nothing much to do with the actual story. What does stay the same is the conjunction of Sun-Saturn in Libra and the trine between Jupiter in Taurus to Pluto in Capricorn.

Neptune is still Retrograde at the end of Aquarius so we have one last chance to try to act like civil, humane people before all comes to end when Neptune moves into Pisces and the shit of the universe takes power. Mary Poppins has definitely left the building at this point.

Andrea is available for adoption as of last post. It sounds like her health has been compromised. I'm pretty sure her kidneys and liver are shot, but probably her memory of the hell she went through has probably been erased as well.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

What is a Miracle?

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh


Monday, October 17, 2011

Cookin the Books With Kinde Durkee

I was just wondering whatever happened to California Cuisine. Turns out that it was all gobbled up by the Campaign Treasurer of the Democratic Party, an embezzler named Kinde Durkee.

I'm sorry, "Kinde" "Durkee" but that dopey name sounds like some sort of mistake that could only pop out of Cape Cod.

And, I know, I know, Innocent until Proven Guilty so I'm way ahead of myself here.

But, no, this woman is most likely a native Californian. There are rumors saying that Kinde Durkee needed to pay for her Mother's old folks home. But apparently Mom is parked full time at Disneyland because Kinde Durkee has stolen almost $5 Million from Dianne Feinstein's campaign funds alone. That would fund a whole new monorail.

It looks like Durkee took from women politicians but perhaps she defrauded some boys as well.

Man, California journalism is such a mess. In addition to the typos and mispellings nobody wants to give out Kinde Durkee's birth info. I thought I would up-end the status quo and look it up in my new secret astro b-day spot but then that unearthed two different Kinde Durkees with two different dates. Both Californians, but one So-Cali and the other No-Cal. This woman can cook.

What's the signature for an embezzler? The two birth dates I've found so far, there may be more to come.

Kinde Durkee
two possible birth dates

May 15, 1948 Long Beach, CA

Sun 25 Taurus; Moon Leo?; NN Taurus

Sun opposite Chiron 22 Scorpio Rx
Jupiter 28 Sagittarius Rx opposite Uranus 25 Gemini
big stellium in Leo: Pluto 13 Leo; Saturn 17 Leo; Moon Leo; Mars 29 Leo
Venus 6 Cancer square Neptune 11 Libra Rx


Mar. 29, 1953 Alameda, CA

Sun 9 Aries; Moon Virgo or Libra; NN 11 Aquarius

Venus 1 Taurus Rx opposite Saturn 26 Libra Rx
Mercury 21 Pisces Rx
Neptune 23 Libra c. Saturn 26 Libra Rx

A Forensic Accountant named Grant Beauchamp first noticed discrepancies in the books when a $4,500 check went missing back in March 2010. Wouldn't we like to know what his sign is. But, he deserves his privacy, he's earned it. He began to notice scorch marks on someone's account back in March 2010, a check in the amount of $4,500.

Looking at the victims we see a bunch of Cardinal Signs. Kind of freaky to see what the eclipses and the Saturn-Uranus-Pluto t-square did.

Feinstein is a Cancer Sun (June 22, 1933) and Loretta Sanchez is a Capricorn Sun (Jan 7, 1960). Susan Davis and Laura Richardson are Aries (Apr. 13, 1944 and Apr. 14, 1962 respectively). Barbara Boxer's a Scorpio, that's Fixed so perhaps she's safe.

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Death of Sports Car Driver Dan Wheldon

Two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, Dan Wheldon, died in a fiery crash during the 11th lap of a race in Las Vegas, NV yesterday.

I'm too Saturnian to follow race car driving but I looked at Wheldon's chart anyway to see if anything super obvious could have shown such a tragic accident. I was looking for the usual Mars-Uranus connection which shows accidents.

The Nodal Axis, both natal and transiting, were heavily afflicted with Wheldon's chart. That shows events relating to destiny.

Natally Wheldon had a North Node at 1 Libra which was squared by his natal Sun. The Sun in aspect with natal Nodes will show a connection between the life path and show of courage. It also represents Fire. The square aspect is considered a challenging influence.

Wheldon's Sun is also on the Aries Points which shows a need to come before the public. At this time, Uranus is transiting in close aspect over the South Node in Aries. Uranus rules sudden and unexpected events and accidents. South Node shows a problem in the life path. With Uranus in the sign that Mars rules we automatically have a 7 year transit which indicates accidents or other sudden and unexpected events, especially if it aspects one's natal chart.

So, that's the natal Nodes.

On the other hand, the transiting Nodal Axis is in close aspect with Wheldon's natal Neptune by one degree. Neptune rules Oil and Gas which I suppose is indirectly related to race car driving. It's not usually the first planet to look at relating to death but it actually does rule one of the death houses. Usually it is related to a chronic problem that has been around a while or fuzzy thinking, or even drugs and alcohol.

The Sun really stands out in Wheldon's chart in many ways. As I said he has it prominently placed on a significant spot at 1 Cancer. This squares his Nodal Axis within a tight 1 degree orb. His Sun is the lead planet of a locomotive chart. His career success seems to be connected with Solar Events. He has passed away at a significant age related to a Solar cycle. Age 33 is a significant year in the Solar Return chart cycle. The Sun in that chart returns to the same house where it was when the person was born.

Wheldon's Solar Return chart this year had a difficult Grand Square in it as Mercury was filling in the empty leg of the long term t-square aspect between Saturn-Uranus and Pluto. Mercury rules driving. It was interesting to read on Wikipedia that Weldon won his first Indianapolis 500 race on his Birthday in 2005, that's a Solar Return.

The only planet that Weldon's Sun has an aspect to is a sextile of his natal Mars in Virgo. Sextiles show talent and Mars and Sun together will show the impulse to go fast. The transiting Mars in Leo was squaring Wheldon's natal Uranus. That shows the tendency to get into an accident near this particular time.

I don't know what time the actual accident occurred but it looks as if the Moon in Gemini was passing over the Gemini South Node and was in a sextile/trine aspect with transiting Mars. Gemini and Mercury rule driving, along with Mars, so this perhaps is the spot where one sees that a situation involved with driving will occur.

Dan Wheldon
b. June 22, 1978 Olney, England

Sun 1 Cancer; Moon Capricorn or Aquarius; NN 2 Libra Rx.

Fatal Crash of 15 cars
Oct. 16, 2011 Las Vegas, NV Time?______

Sun 24 Libra; Moon Gemini around middle degrees; NN 18 Sagittarius Rx

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Innocent Released From Jail

It seems that lately there are an exceptional amount of high profile cases in the news about people being liberated from prison for crimes they didn't commit.

Well, actually, it seems that the first case to start things off was the infamous Casey Anthony case in which a beautiful young mother was let off for the murder of her daughter. Nobody believes that she was innocent so we got to see yet another case of how the scales of justice swing in all sorts of weird directions.

It seems that there ought to be some sort of astrological pattern as to why all these releases have happened within such a brief amount of time. It certainly seems that the last pass of the stressful big outer planet t-square of Saturn-Uranus-Pluto has finally let up on some of the tensions which it brewed up over the last couple of years. It seems to have done clean up on some of the major outer planet transits from years past. Pluto has hit the spot at early Capricorn where the big Uranus-Neptune conjunction was back in 1993. Saturn has hit the spot where the Saturn-Pluto conjunction was in 1982. And etc. The charts of both the people and the crimes are sort of folding in on each other over the years.

The Sun and Venus have been in an extra long conjunction through many signs over the Summer which maybe loosened up negotiations and helped people to see the other side of their opinions. Venus rules the sign of Libra which literally represents the Scales of Justice. Saturn, Governance and Judges, is also in Libra. And Saturn had its last pass through the big and stressful outer planet t-square with Uranus and Pluto, both heavy planets which are signatures of crises. That's sort of the kind of pressure cooker which makes you or breaks you.

Also, Neptune entered its own sign of Pisces last year but tracked back into Aquarius for the last time at this point. Neptune/Pisces rule Jail, especially escaping Jail through loosened barriers. And Aquarius rules Humanitarian deeds. So, however you want to interpret that, this is certainly a time when the world at large is looking at these activities through these people.

The recent Eclipses have been in Gemini/Sagittarius and Cancer/Capricorn and one can see the emphasis on Cardinal and Mutable signs in all these personal charts. (The innocent Fixed Sun Signs are still in jail I guess.) On the other hand, it's probably just an interesting coincidence to notice that all were incarcerated for crimes which were committed while the Sun was in a Fixed Sign.

I'm not reading too deeply into these charts and am hopefully putting down the correct information where I can find it. Basically just gathering the information here in a bundle hopefully for another day or another person's brains. And also am adding Chiron's placement. One hopes that the world will learn through the woundings which these people have received.

First off was the release after 18 years of the Memphis 3. Three men were released from jail for committing the murders of 3 8 year old boys back in 1993. Pluto has hit the spot where Uranus and Neptune were in conjunction in early Capricorn.

Murders committed May 5, 1993 West Memphis, Arkansas.

Sentenced 1994

Release date with suspended sentences: Aug. 19, 2011

Damien Echols sentenced to Death for the crime.
b. Dec. 11, 1974 West Memphis, ARk?.

Sun 20 Sagittarius; Moon Scorpio or Sagittarius; NN 11 Sagittarius
Chiron 21 Aries Rx square Saturn 18 Cancer Rx
trines Mercury 15, Sun 20, Venus 28 Sagittarius

Jessie Misskelley, Jr. sentenced to life in prison for the crime.
b. July 10, 1975

Sun 18 Cancer; Moon Cancer or Leo; NN 29 Scorpio Rx
Chiron 28 Aries c. Jupiter Aries opposing Uranus 29 Libra
Chiron sextiles Mercury 29 Gemini

Jason Baldwin sentenced to life in prison.
b. Apr. 11, 1977

Sun 22 Aries; Moon Capricorn or Aquarius; NN 25 Libra Rx
Chiron 1 Taurus possibly squaring Moon
Chiron squares Saturn 10 Leo SD

Amanda Knox was released from Italian jail on Oct. 3, 2011 after more than 4 years incarceration for the murder of her roommate in Perugia, Italy.

Date of Murder: Nov. 1, 2007 Perugia, Italy

Amanda Knox
b. July 9, 1987 Seattle, Washington

Sun 18 Cancer; Moon Sagittarius or Capricorn; NN 7 Aries Rx

Chiron 25 Gemini

2 American Hikers were released after more than 2 year in jail for crossing the borders into Iran.

They were detained on July 31, 2009.

They were released on Sept. 21, 2011. They were born during the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Libra so this is definitely a pretty crazy Saturn Return for them in dealing with the Judicial System.

Josh Fattal
b. June 4, 1982 Elkins Park, Pennsylvania? (I think)

Sun 14 Gemini; Moon Scorpio or Sagittarius; NN 15 Cancer Rx

Chiron 25 Taurus opposite Uranus3 Sagittarius, possibly Moon

Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Libra

Shane Bauer
b. July 13, 1982 Onami, Minnesota

Sun 21 Cancer; Moon in Aries; NN 13 Cancer Rx

Chiron 27 Taurus

Mars-Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Libra

Released earlier due to health problems was their companion on the hike:

Sarah Shourd
b. Aug. 10, _____ Place maybe Los Angeles?

These 3 were detained soon after 2 women, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, were detained in North Korea.

Unfortunately it also looks as if a man was possibly put to death in Texas for a murder that he didn't commit. He was murdered by the Judical System just as Saturn was passing over his natal Sun.

Troy Davis died on Sept. 21, 2011 at 11:08 pm Georgia

Troy Davis born Oct. 9, 1968 Cloverdale or Savannah, Georgia (I think)

Sun 17 Libra; Moon Taurus; NN 10 Aries

Chiron 1 Aries Rx trine Neptune 25 Scorpio

murder: Aug. 19, 1989 Cloverdale, Georgia

Uranus-SAturn-Neptune between 2-9 degrees Capricorn where Pluto is now.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Babies: Fairness and Sharing

Yahoo has published a cool article called "Kids May Develop a Sense of Fairness Earlier Than Thought."

The reason why I'm fascinated by this study is because it hooks up so well in my research matching stages of Child Development and the First Planetary Cycles in a child's life.

The researchers found that 15-month old babies can tell the difference between equal and unequal portions of food. Anything involving understanding equality and portions relates directly to Venus.

This sort of matches up with the first Venus cycle which will happen in most children within 2 months before or after the first Solar Return or Birthday (10 months to 14 months).

I equate the time between the first Venus Return and the first Mars Return, which usually occurs just before the second Birthday, as the time when a child develops the qualities of his natal Venus because he has just completed a complete cycle of that planet in his chart. (He has also just completed a complete cycle of Mercury and Sun so it gets more complicated).

Venus is related to connecting with material objects through its rulership of the sign Taurus and connecting with other people through its rulership of the sign Libra. Libra is related to harmony, portion, balance, sense of "the other" as in all one on one relationships. Taurus is related to connecting with objects in early childhood. We develop our cognitive abilities (Mercury, Gemini, Virgo) by remembering familiar objects in our environment.

The Sun's influence could also be involved here as the Sun rules our generosity.

The study developed theories about how early our sense of fairness and altruism develop. But it also studied how early babies develop the ability or desire to share what they have. I always figured this type of thing is shown ultimately in the chart by Neptune which is considered the higher octave of Venus.

I've seen in my research that the traditional rulership of Jupiter which includes both the influences of Sagittarius and Pisces as showing up pretty clearly. The first Jupiter transit cycles (square, trine, opposition) sort of double as ruled by Neptune as well. Things related to Sagittarius, such as very quick learning of vocabulary, sense of ethics, rules, and development of friendships outside the inner boundaries of family develop at this point. But, also very Neptunian hings like wanting to be a fairy princess, imagination, having imaginary friends, understanding the concept of secrecy, often show up around the time of the first Jupiter Square (Age3) and Jupiter trine(Age 4).

The study also observed whether or not babies share at this age. I suppose that's connected with Venus and the Sun and possibly Mercury. Supposedly 1/3 of the babies shared their favorite items willingly. 1/3 of the babies shared their least favorite items. And 1/3 wouldn't share at all. I suppose we'd need to know where Pluto was placed in the babies' charts. If it was in Capricorn I'd expect to see less desire to share. Both Pluto and Capricorn represent the parts of ourselves which do not like to share.

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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Brooksley Born

Back in 1996 President Clinton did a very great thing. The President appointed a lawyer named Brooksley Born to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Problem is, he didn't listen to what Ms. Born was warning against which was all the financial bubbles which we have since popped. Born has strong earth content in her chart so she's a good one to give a reality check. I suppose one would want to be in the mood for a reality check, though, in order to take advantage of the situation.

Brooksley Born.
b. Aug. 27, 1940

Sun 5 Virgo; Moon Gemini or Cancer; NN 13 Libra Rx

There are a whole bunch of reasons why nobody took Born's warnings seriously. For one she's a native Californian and I figure that always knocks one's believability down a notch on the East Coast. Her name is also kind of fun, so maybe they thought she was a Disney cartoon. Also, and oops about this but Brooksley Born is a woman.

Seriously on an Astrological scale: Born has no oppositions in her chart. This is often thought to indicate that an individual doesn't have the inner sense of how to engage others in confrontation.

Brooksley Born is a Virgo and they're also not necessarily confrontational. They just say things straight from the hip and let the chips fall where they may. The Sun-Mars conjunction in Virgo in Born's chart shows a person with great analytical abilities but perhaps which comes across as impulsive or pre-what, what's the word I'm looking for, nobody's ready to hear it. Born has Mercury in Leo, which can come across as too much bravado especially in a woman and Mercury here is squaring Uranus which explains more mental acuity and intuition. The Sun-Mars conjunction, except for the out of sign connection with Mercury is unaspected to other planets. This gives the sense that the energy has trouble hooking up other energies in the chart and comes across as out of sync. Perhaps she came off as being too alarming at the time.

Born also has a tight one degree conjunction of Saturn 15 Taurus Rx to Jupiter 16 Taurus. Jupiter and Saturn conjunctions represent one of the most studied planetary cycles especially in connection with politics. They are in conjunction with each other every 20 years. Taurus is the sign of money and banking and Jupiter-Saturn aspects can show where social awareness occurs within each generation.

It just so happens that there was another Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Taurus in 1999-2000 which sort of marked the peak of the first of the financial bubbles. So she and people born within a few months of her would have been hooked into this year very strongly on a psychic level (and material as well apparently).

Born also has Uranus at 27 Taurus so 3 of her outer planets are in that sign. Her generation was meant to go through something connected with Taurus' rulerships, of money, banking, possessions, self worth, material world. Uranus represents rebellions and shocks and surprises.

Looking at Saturn in this chart one sees why (now that it's afterthefact, of course) Born would be the one to give off the warning for her generation. Saturn rules caution and all warnings. Saturn also rules an excellent sense of timing. Saturn in this chart is heavily emphasized because it was Stationing Retrograde in Taurus on the day she was born.

Saturn is also the Lead Planet of the bowl shaped chart. Bowl shaped charts have all planets on one side. Spiritually this is supposed to mean that the person is aware of the fact that they are missing their other half. In this case it could account for Born's hyper awareness, especially of her generation's faults.

Or because of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction she was speaking out on behalf of her entire generation. The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in this chart is unaspected by major aspect to other planets which means that it stands out in some way. That could be why no one paid attention, not the pessimists (Saturn). Not the optimists (Jupiter). Not the Democrats (Saturn). Not the Republicans (Jupiter). (I may have the parties turned around, whatever at this point).

A person with a Sun-Mercury-Mars conjunction is also going to be the type who will give off an alarm as they will want to communicate. Sun-Mars will be the first to enter the room. This impulsiveness is perhaps the problem. Perhaps Born needed to prepare and plan for her announcement so that it would be believable, as stupid as that sounds.

So, Born's chart contains many indicators for why no one would have listened to her at the time. No oppositions (show relationship, harmony, balance). Bowl shaped chart. Lots of Islands. Saturn Rx. Low key earth personality, especially with Virgo Sun.

I was curious to see what Chiron is doing in Born's chart as Chiron is known as the wounded healer. It usually shows where we can't seem to fix a problem. Chiron is at 28 Cancer and in conjunction with Pluto 4 Leo. The connection over the Cancer-Leo cusp could perhaps just show that she represented a bridge between one way of thinking and another. Pluto brings Fame. It also brings Crises and, of course, is connected with Financial Crises as it rules all dealings with other peoples' money. Cancer represents emotional security. Leo represents risk taking and fun. They thought she was just being a spoilsport. She also has Lilith in conjunction with her South Node in Aries which shows some sort of rejection coming into her destiny from a spiritual element. She was appointed to her post during a Nodal Return(18.9 year cycle) in Libra. Libra NN has lessons to learn about diplomacy and how frustrating people are to deal with.

Born's progressed Sun was squaring this conjunction during her appointment at the Federal Trade Commission so it was really coming out. It was at 4 Scorpio squaring natal Pluto within a degree in 2001 so her Warnings came true at that time.

It's important to realize that in 1996 when Born gave her warning Pluto had just moved into Sagittarius, Saturn had just moved into Aries. That's a lot of Fire and fire represents enthusiasm. There was a Jupiter-Neptune conjunction at the end of Capricorn so Clinton was being torn apart by the Republicans for all kinds of bull shit reasons. This would have been a huge opposition for Born because it was still within conjunction with Uranus at the beginning of Aquarius and this would have opposed her natal Pluto-Chiron.

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Monday, October 03, 2011

Deadly Food Poisoning in Cantaloupe

This Summer has seen the deadliest food poisoning in 10 years. 17 people have died from Listeria Bacteria which they contracted by eating cantaloupe which came from a farm in Colorado. This bacteria generally sickens pregnant women, the elderly or people who are immune deficient. It has up to a 2 month incubation period. The CDC says that 1 in 5 people who contract the disease die from it so it is very lethal. This outbreak has been mostly affecting elderly people. The first report was on July 31, 2011.

The Inspectors have tracked the source of the cantaloupe back to a farm in Holly, Colorado called Jensen Farms. A recall was placed on Sept. 14 for all cantaloupes shipped between July 29 and Sept. 10. Eric Jensen is fourth generation owner of the farm which I assume has never had anything like this happen to them before. They have been growing cantaloupes for 20 years.

An article in the paper was very well written because it contained quotes about some of the people thus providing valuable but probably inaccurate astrological data. Most victims are not identified but the families of 5 have come forward with a law suit so their stories were told and their names were given in the article.

From an astrological stand point it's interesting that a couple of the people were sickened right around the times of their Solar Returns. It would seem that the Sun's influence in some way has to do with this outbreak as it was most deadly while the Sun was in the sign of its rulership, Leo. And it broke out, or was identified on the day of the Leo New Moon. I don't know what rules melons. The Farm's website discusses how melons grown in their climate have high sugar content because of the extreme of their weather. This Summer had an extra long Sun-Venus conjunction.

Also, there were huge Solar Storms at the beginning of August which might have influenced the problem. It would be interesting to further study the influence of Solar Activity on creation of these types of illnesses. On Wikipedia there are lists of some of the major Solar Flare Activity in the past and some of these Listeria outbreaks coincide with the outbreaks I've looked at except the first one in 1985. 1985 seems to be a major year for Solar activity since it is said to have dropped off since that year. I've listed the Solar Events down below under each outbreak of Listeria. Maybe this illness is caused by freak exposures to electrical activity or radio waves. That would be a Uranus influence mostly I think.

Here's a great Russian website which shows Solar Flare activity for each day.


Yet another possible influence: Seems this disease likes to show up just after Neptune has changed signs! (That would be about every 13-14 years)

I will leave out the names and give only initials in order to provide some privacy.

Mars' passage through the Water sign of Cancer could possibly indicate a tendency for food born illnesses as Cancer rules food and farming (along with Virgo and Ceres). Mars rules fire, inflammation. I don't have birth times or places so can't find the exact placement of the Moon in the following individual's charts but there is potential that the 2 charts that I do have contain challenging aspects between the Moon and Mars in the natal charts.

It would seem that perhaps the Sagittarius NN/Gemini NN might be involved as Gemini often is connected with contagious diseases which spread. It is thought at this point that food that travels long distances becomes vulnerable to passing on diseases. Gemini and Sagittarius rule transportation. Since the last big outbreak of food poisoning was 10 years ago and that's half of a Nodal Return, i.e. the last time that the Nodal Axis was transiting Gemini-Sagittarius but in opposite directions, it would seem that this transit could indicate vulnerabilities for such outbreaks. This Axis squares the Virgo-Pisces axis which indicates public health and chronic health conditions.

I think that Uranus might be involved. Uranus rules the sign opposite the Sun so is in a way connected with anything the Sun does. It also rules the circulatory system and the way the body handles fluids because it is the Water Bearer. Stories describing the ways that people expressed the illness seem to vary a bit but it does seem that fluids were not traveling through their systems very well. Also, 2 of them were 84 years old which is the Uranus Return.

I looked at the placements of Ceres but didn't see any patterns. That doesn't mean there isn't anything going on there, I just didn't see it if there was. Ceres rules agriculture.

According to the article this is the information I could get hold of about the victims involved in the lawsuit. Mutable Sun Signs.:

H. S., Age 84, of Littleton, CO
retired engineer US Geological Survey
sickened July 20, 2011, is now in a nursing home

W. T. B. of Oklahoma, Age 87
b. June 8, 1924?
became ill late August, died Sept. 1, 2011

Sun 18 Gemini; Moon in Leo?; NN 27 Leo Rx

Neptune 19 Leo possibly conjunct Moon in Leo and NN 27 Leo Rx

C. D. W. of Catonsville, MD, 87 years old
retired printer for Department of Defense
became ill Aug. 23.

Born Mar. 9, 1925.

Sun 19 Pisces; Moon Leo or Virgo; NN 13 Leo

Died August. 31, 2011

C. P. of Colorado Springs, CO, Age 71

bought cantaloupe on Aug. 17. Is still recovering.

J. G. of Angleton, Texas.
Fell sick a day before her 66th Birthday.

b. Aug. 24, 1955 (place)
is recovering

Sun 2 Virgo; Moon Scorpio or Sagittarius; NN 23 Sagittarius
Mercury 20 Virgo; Venus 30 Leo; Mars 29 Leo; Jupiter 16 Leo; Saturn 16 Leo; Pluto 27 Leo

One can see the influence of a Nodal Return by transit here.
One can also see the huge stellium at the end of Leo/beginning of Virgo which includes a conjunction to the degree of Jupiter-Saturn with Venus-Mars-Pluto all in Leo connecting with the Sun in Virgo.


1st Outbreak, 86 cases, 50 deaths, many babies born stillborn.
Jan. 1, 1985 from soft unpasteurized Mexican cheese. Affected pregnant Hispanic women.

Last report June 14, 1985.

Sun 12 Capricorn; Moon Taurus; NN 26 Taurus; Ceres 12 Taurus; Mercury 19 Sagittarius; Venus 28 Aquarius; Mars 6 Pisces; Uranus 26 Sagittarus; Neptune 2 Capricorn; Pluto 5 Scorpio

Solar Flare Activity? Don't know. Solar Activity is said to have dropped off since 1985 so the year is significant in that way.

Eclipse Activity: 4 Eclipses in 1985, 3 are Total: Total Lunar on May 4, Total Lunar on Oct. 28, Total Solar on Nov. 12.

2d Outbreak, 40 cases, 4 deaths,
Aug. 2, 1998 from Hot dogs
Last case reported Dec. 2, 1998

Sun 11 Leo; Moon Scorpio or Sagittarius; Mercury 28 Leo; Venus 18 Cancer; Mars 19 Cancer; Neptune 1 Aquarius

Solar Activity: Severe geomagnetic storm Mar 13, 1998, hydro-power plant in Quebec collapsed.

Eclipse Activity: 5 Eclipses in 1998, Total Solar Eclipse on Feb. 26, 1998

3d Outbreak, 29 illnesses, in 10 states but half were in NY, Cargill turkey, ready to eat turkey.
May 17, 2000, last case reported Nov. 26, 2000

Sun 28 Taurus; Moon Scorpio; NN 28 Cancer; Merucuy 8 Gemini; Venus 21 Taurus; Mars 10 Gemini; Jupiter 21 Taurus; Saturn 22 Taurus

This was the month that there was a huge line up of planets in Taurus. Jupiter c. Saturn reflects chart of victim Juanita Gomez.

Solar Activity: July 14, 2000 X5 Class Flare

Eclipses: 6 Eclipses in 2000. 2 Total Lunar Eclipses on Jan 21, 2000 and on July 16, 2000.

4th Outbreak

June 2008 in a nursing home in Toronto, Canada. Ready to eat Corned Beef, Maple Leaf Foods. 57 cases, 23 deaths.

Neptune c. Chiron c. NN Aquarius
Pluto 1 Capricorn; Saturn 2 Virgo

Solar Activity: Nothing?

Eclipses: 2008 had 4 Eclipses. One Total Solar Eclipse on Feb. 21, 2008 and one total Lunar Eclipse on Aug. 1, 2008.

Between Oct. 19 - Nov. 5, 2003 biggest flare ever, radio blackout on Nov. 4, 2003

5th Outbreak

July 29, 2010 - Sept. 10, 2010 Cantaloupe poisoned. From Jensen Farm in Holly, Colorado

Sun 7 Leo; Moon Cancer/Leo; NN 22 Sagittarius

Mars 27 Gemini c. SN 22 Gemini
Mercury 1 Virgo opposite Neptune 1 Pisces Rx-Chiron 5 Pisces

Solar Activity: August 4 for about a week?, 2011

Eclipse: 2011 has 6 Eclipses with 2 Total Lunar Eclipses: June 15 and Dec. 10. The partial Solar on Nov. 25 and the Total Lunar on Dec. 10 have Mars-Moon squares.

When the June 15 Total Lunar Eclipse is set for Holly Colorado I think we get 13 Libra Rising with Saturn in conjunction at 11 Libra. The t-square between Saturn opposite Uranus 5 Aries (H6) and Pluto 7 Capricorn (H3) is very significantly placed on the angles, a social element. The 3d and 9th Houses contain the Eclipse planets Sun 25 Gemini opposing Moon 25 Sagittarius and the Nodal Axis NN 24 Sagittarius (H3). The Sun is in conjunction with Mercury 28 Gemini. Pluto-Moon-NN literally says "Death" "Food" "Destiny" in the 3d house. There are too many ways to read this. Things involving cars and vehicles and drivers would certainly be indicated.

Fall Equinox chart has a conjunction of Moon-Mars in Leo which repeats the challenging Moon-Mars theme.


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