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Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Rim Fire

The wilderness near Yosemite fell to the 4 th largest wildfire in california history.  The fire started on August 17, 2013.  The first report was called in at 3:25 pm pdt.  Closest town was Groveland, CA.  

The chart for this time gives an ascendant of 15 Sagittarius and a midheaven of 3 libra.  

Sun 26 Leo, moon 12 Capricorn, nn 12 Scorpio Rx.

aDDITION. 9/10/13.  The fire is thought to have been started around 3:00 pm and is thought to have been started by a hunter.  Sagittarius rules at that time.  Hope the hunter wasn't using a bow and arrow.  

The chart is interesting because the outer planets are all in strong aspect with each other and most of the inner planets are unaspected. So, there is no connection between the inner planets and the outer planets. The exception is the moon which is in conjunction with Pluto in the first house.  

Venus is in her own sign and is in conjunction with the midheaven.  Maybe a woman called in the report.  The good news is that no deaths have been reported.  There was a big loss to the tourist industry in the area.

The other inner planets are in the 8th house of crisis.  Mars is unaspected at 24 cancer.  The sun and mercury are in conjunction with Ceres as an unaspected island at 18-26 Leo.

As far as the outer planets go, it looks like they take over the chart.  Jupiter 12 cancer is conjunct Lilith in the 7 th house.  That sort of says that a woman, a drunk or stoned woman, may have started the fire.  There is a lot in the chart showing a vengeful woman, could be mother nature.  Jupiter-Lilith trines a conjunction of Saturn -nn in Scorpio in the 11th house.  Jupiter is opposing moon -Pluto in Capricorn over the 1st-7th house pole and this is in a t-squared with apex Uranus at 13 Aries.  The grand water trine between Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune is just about to break up.  I wonder if grand trines aren't common in these huge fires.  

Water water all around, yet not a drop to drink.  A little quote from the rhyme of the ancient mariner....

Really great job done by the firefighters.  This could have destroyed Yosemite.  It almost destroyed the water supply to San Francisco.  I send my condolences to those who lost a home or business.  

Below is a list of the biggest wildfires in Recorded california history.  I added the Santiago fire to a list which is linked to below.  

Interesting how Uranus seems to rule the reason for most of the wildfires.  To of 20 listed 2 of the causes are unknown.  One is arson which would probably be mars-Pluto.  Lightning is the most common cause.  Actually Jupiter should rule lightning because that was his deal in ancient mythology (Zeus).  Other reasons are power lines, human accident, both Uranus with Pluto and mars.  Oe of the fires was caused by vehicles (mercury).  Sparks are related to Uranus and mars.  

Santiago canyon fire Sep. 24-26, 1889. Orange and sad Diego counties

Sep. 1932. Matilija fire

Sept. 26, 1970. San diego.  Laguna fire. Power lines.

Aug., 1977.  Marble cone fire.  Monterey.  Lightening.

July 16, 1985.  Wheeler fire.  Ojai, ventura county.  Arson.

Aug., 1987.  Stanislaus Complex.  Tuolomne county.  Arson.

Aug., 1990.  Campbell complex.  Power lines.

Aug. 1996.  Hwy 58 fire..  San Luis obispo county.  Vehicle.

Aug. 23, 1999.  Big bar complex.  Trinity county.  Lightning.

July 21-aug. 29, 2002.  McNally fire.  Sequioa national park.  Tulare county.  Human related.

Oct. 25, 2003 first report 5:37 pm pdt.  Cedar fire.  San Diego county.  Human related.

Sep. 28, 2005 - Oct. 2005.  Simi fire.  Ventura county.  Under investigation.

Sep. 4, 2006.  Day fire.  Ventura county.  Human related.

July 4, 2007.  Zaca fire.  Built on, Santa Barbara.  Human related.

Oct. 20 - nov. 9, 2007.  Witch creek fire.  San Diego county.  Power lines.

May 22, 2008.  Iron alps complex.  Trinity county.  Lightning.

June, 2008.  Klamath theater complex.  Siskiyou county.  Lightning.

June 23, 2008.  12:15 pm.  Basic complex fire.  Big sur.  Monterey county.  Lightning.

Aug. 2009.  Station fire.  Los Angeles.  Human.

Aug. 12, 2012. 6:42 pm.  Ravendale, ca.  Rush fire.  Larsen county.  Lightning.

Aug. 17, 2013. 3:25 pm. Groveland, ca.  Rim fire.  Tuolomne county.  Cause yet to be determined.

Here's a list of the biggest fires in California's history. 

List:  http://media.nbcbayarea.com/documents/calfirelist2.pdf

CalFire site is excellent for providing dates, times and places.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

The 16 hour day

I'm looking up some information about hunger cycles and found that they are now thought to be strongly tied in with sleep cycles.  It turns out that both sleep and hunger follow roughly 90 minute cycles.  This means that we should change the clock to a 16 hour day instead of 24 hour day.

24x 60 minutes = 1440 minutes a day
1440 minute day divided by 90 = 16 "hour"

Monday, August 26, 2013

La bikini

There's a TV ad running right now which shows a reenactment of the inventor of the bikini cutting the first cloth.  Sounds biblical, doesn't it?  I can't remember what the commercial is advertising but I was curious as to whether my astrological guess that whatever sign Venus is retrograde in will become the fashion statement of the year.  

Let me admit right here that I have no sense of fashion but was raised by woman who did (books that need to be written about Sagittarius mothers).  And the post in which I explored this theory, if its still on the blog and unadulterated by hackers, was about bad fashion trends.  Bikinis on beautiful women are probably good fashion trends.  

Retrogrades typically are thought to represent the badness of a planet.  Retrogrades, however, can be viewed for what they are which is neither good nor bad, just a question of how one paces ones self.  Rxs are when the orbit of the planet appears from earths viewpoint to slow down and move backwards because of the elliptical nature of the orb.  its best to look at a picture rather than a long explanation and i dont do pictures.  Retrogrades, therefore, are about orbits and point of view and give us a sense of our own limitations. This can lead to frustration or to depth of understanding. Rxs feel like they are pulling us back just because the planet is spending way too much time in a sign.  This simply gives a person a long time to take advantage of that planet in sign energy.  And things that take a long time often come come across as punishment. 

I also wondered if Venus Rx for 1946 would be in a double bodied sign which would represent the 2 pieces.  That would be either Gemini or Pisces or Sagittarius.

Anyway, the bikini bathing suit debuted on the earths stage on July 5, 1946 in France, I think in Paris, by an engineer.  I don't understand why an engineer would invent the bikini but I know they have long lunch breaks in France and long vacations so they have a lot of time to sit around thinking of fun things to make and do.

Debut of bikini 
July 5, 1946 France

Sun 13 cancer; moon Virgo or libra; nn Gemini

I'd like to think that the Moon (women,breasts and belly) here was on the Aries point of Harmony and beauty which is Libra.  Either way, these symbols of nakedness did get women in touch with both their inner  anorexic and outer cellulite.  

Venus in this chart wasn't retrograde.  She was in Leo.  So the double bodied thing and the Rx thing don't pan out here.  My theory is still sort of interesting.  The bikini was named after the first atomic bomb test which occurred days before at bikini atoll which went off days before on July 1. The Venus retrograde for the year was in October and it was in the sign of Scorpio which is pretty nuclear bombshish.  I don't know where bikini atoll is.  It may have been bombed to bits and no longer exists.  Wikipedia will have the answer.  The launch chart has no retrogrades.  Scorpio, of course, is ever sexy and ever extremist so Venus Rx in Scorpio so a long retrograde in this sign would set the tone for giving people what they are in the mood for.

The nature of the launch chart has an interesting chart shape which can be similar to a nuclear bomb blast.  All the planets are held within a trine between Jupiter-nn 20 Gemini and Uranus 19 Libra. ( Those degree numbers may be reversed.)  Either way you can feel the tight orb of the two happy planets.  North node node-jupiter in Gemini represents the 2 piece and Uranus in libra represents ladies fashion.

I Had always thought the bikini was invented in the 1960s when it became so popular.  This was when Uranus in pisces and Pluto in virgo were in opposition and people were wearing flowers in their hair and stripping naked on stage.  I guess that's when the polka dots came in.  I can't link to the song on this program but you know the shtick.  Itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Big Hair

Oprahs wearing a huge Afro and everyone's talking about it.  Would have thought the big hair phase would have waited until Jupiter hits Leo.  Oh well.  I think it did coincide with a couple of huge solar flares.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Comet Suicides

A comet flew straight into the sun this week.  Kaboom.http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-sungrazer-comet-20130821,0,6168569.story

The Afterlife of Fukushima

Here's an article which tells how the leaking fuel rods at fpFukushima Power plant in Japan will likely cause serious health problems for the entire northern hemisphere.  Things like bleeding out the eyeballs.  Strontium 10, or whatever it's number is seems very Saturnian.  It has a half life of a Saturn cycle, 29 years. And it affects the bones, saturn's dominion.  The thyroid s in children are also a big concern as is the life of everything in the Pacific Ocean.


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Autism, Vaccinations, and 1st Planetary Cycles

I'm fiddling with child development as related to 1st planetary cycles and various traumas, mostly divorce.  I thought I might propose a way of trying to track how a child will react to vaccinations according to when they are given vaccinations and booster shots as related to transits, cycles, progressions.  The idea here is that if a child has a tricky chart or transits which propose a bad reaction in some way then maybe it would be good to try to schedule around the transits and progressions and planetary cycles.  Autism is now diagnosed very early on so the cycles that could be involved would be Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, and Mars.

Age of onset of Autism in infancy appears as impaired social attachment. This links in nicely with the Mercury and Venus cycles which occur roughly 2 months to and after the first Solar Return (1st Birthday). Venus in Taurus Rulership = how we attach to things and Venus in Libra rulership = how we attach to people so Venus would be very much involved here.  Mercury rules communications in Gemini rulership and analysis in Virgo rulership.  So Mercury's involvement is also easy to see.

It's interesting that metals associated with those planets are thought by some theorists to be the reason why the autism happens.  Mercury rules Mercury, or quicksilver.  Copper is associated with the planet Venus. I don't think Copper has been considered part of the Autism problem.  Aluminum is ruled by Uranus which is the upper octave energy of Mercury.

Both Mercury and Venus are never farther from the Sun than by 2 signs.  So the Sun may also be involved. Sun rules vitality so is always to be considered in any health picture. I'd imagine that it would be best to try to get vaccinated on a day when the Sun is strongly aspected by transit in most cases unless the Sun in the natal chart is weak. Children under a Sun aspect might scream more so bring earplugs.  At least the kid is in fighting mode.

Autism is often diagnosed close to the first Mars cycle so it would be good to look at Mars.  The metal associated with Mars is Iron.  Mars rules the Head and Brain in Astrology (or partial rulership with Mercury and Venus).  Mars rules Motor Coordination.  Mercury rules fine motor coordination.  Venus probably rules fight or flight lower brain stem stuff.

Uranus which rules all circulatory systems such as blood and nerves.  

There would be many aspects to look at.  I've mentioned the first planetary returns because these are considered by some astrologers as traumatic events within the soul even if not connected to anything in the outside world.  There's a great book by Betty Lunsted called Planetary Cycles.  I had been looking at charts on this topic for 2 years before I found it and I promise you the information is right now and it's well written.

Kids have their brain innoculated right out of their heads during their first year.  I think it would be great to check the vaccination schedules against the first planetary cycles and partial cycles (square, trine, opposition) with charts of kids who have illnesses which are suspected of being caused by vaccinations.   The most difficult transits in the early year could be the first mercury and Venus squares and oppositions.  It's difficult to say when these will occur be ause they are particular to each babies birthdates and the irregular motion of the transiting planets.

It is good to notice if either of these planets is retrograde at birth.

Then it is good to notice if there are significant Retrogrades during the first year to natal planets.  These would be great days/weeks to avoid vaccinations, I imagine.

If Mercury and Venus are in major aspect or in conjunction (associated with health) to other difficult planets Pluto and Neptune might show poisonings.  Uranus can cause all kinds of weird and unpredicatable things to go wrong. Saturn will show fear and sluggishness.

An interesting exercise is to find out when the first Mercury and Venus returns occurred in relation to the first Solar Return (1st Birthdate).  For example, if a child has his first Venus Return before the first Birthday and his first Mercury Return after the first birthday.  How does this affect his communication style as opposed to his social attachments and his self confidence (Sun)?Or any other order?

If one were to theorize, one might suspect be that a child with first returns of Venus or Mercury which happen before the first solar return would show a child whose vitality might be hampered by overstimulated mercury or Venus. That doesn't work in the only example I can think of.  Actors Marilyn Monroe and Andy Griffith were born on the same day and so both had first Mercury and Venus returns before their first birthdays.  They were famous actors, very Solar people who found great success in life early on. They went into their first birthdays with very well developed Mercury and Venus transits as both planets had moved full cycle through their charts already.  There's a lot more to look at here but I'm going to drop it.  I don't think either Monroe or Griffiths would have had vaccinations because vaccinations hadn't been invented yet but haven't looked it up.

On the other hand, Mercury and Venus returns which occur after the first solar return might show a sluggish communication or social interaction which suffered from a slow first planetary cycle which included a retrograde. This child might be more cautious in life but also miss out on opportunities because of reticence.  Retrogrades create long transits which mean that a person has to spend a lot of time digesting that one energy.  Sometimes that's good and sometimes it's bad.

Article saying that the courts have affirmed that autism is probably connected with vaccinations.http://intellihub.com/2013/08/11/courts-quietly-confirm-mmr-vaccine-causes-autism/


Thought I would look up the chart of Temple Grandin who is a very famous successful person with autism. Also, her birth data is available.  Unfortunately I can't find when Grandin was vaccinated so I'm just going to lay out the dates and hopefully not say too much else.  

Grandin was born in 1947 which coincidentally is the year that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended routine use of the DPT vaccine.  This was a lethal combination super charger vaccination which lambasted the kids with too many different sauces and is thought to have been responsible for early examples of autism.  I think the whooping cough, pertussis vaccine, was defective as well.

Temple Grandin (from astrodatabank)
b. Aug. 29, 1947  2:30 pm
Boston, Mass

Sun 6 Virgo;  Moon 15 Aquarius;  ASC 13 Sagittarius;  MC 4 Libra;  NN 28 Taurus

Grandin is a Virgo Sun which means that through her Sun Sign alone she has a charged nervous system. This also explains why she's good with animals because Virgo is the sign of the Household Pet.  Her South Node is Scorpio which might show a toxic system of some sort which wants to purify. Interesting that Taurus is the sign of her North Node. Taurus is the sign of attachment to objects.  I remember Grandin describing how she slept in a special bed which hugged her and made her feel secure. 

Astrodatabank says Grandin was diagnosed at age 3 but the Wikipedia article says she was diagnosed in 1949 at age 2. So, herewego. She had delayed speech development and didn't start talking until she was 4 years old.  This could show some sort of Mars Return thing or it could show a Jupiter thing depending on the dates.  Mars returns occur slightly faster than every two years.  Jupiter's first return isn't until about age 11 or 12.  It's first square to natal position is around age 3.  It's first trine is around Age 4 which is roughly the same time as the 2d Mars Return. The Jupiter partial cycle transits at these ages are connected with language development.  Grandin has Jupiter in the 11th House so it makes sense there would be something unusual going on here.

Grandin's natal Mars is at 11 Cancer and has a strong, difficult presence in her chart.  Mars is in Cancer is in the sign of its fall.  Mars wants to go and do, Cancer wants to feel and react. This could be a positive influence for having parents who help during illness and also of doing constructive work around the home.

Mars is also emphasized in Grandin's chart as a singleton in Cardinal and is out of bounds at 23 degrees, 30 minutes.  

Mars is in Grandin's 7th House along with Uranus which is also out of bounds.  7th House is the house of partnerships and Uranus isn't really known to attach to other people's emotionally as easily as some of the other planets.  Uranus likes to be in groups rather than one on one.  Gemini is on the Descendant. So, seeing all these mental, freedom loving planets in the 7th House really does make sense in someone who is described as having an "Attachment Disorder."  

7th House Mars is squaring natal Neptune-MC in Grandin's chart which could show some sort of poisoning through needles.  This is a strong angular square. 

Her chart has more independent freedom loving aspects.  

Grandin has a big close conjunction of the Sun-Mercury-Venus in Virgo in her 9th House.  

She also has Sagittarius Rising with ruler Jupiter in Scorpio in her 11th House.  Jupiter/9th House rules Advanced Education and Grandin has advanced degrees.  

The Sun-Mercury-Venus are in close conjunction.  Her first Mercury Return occurred before her first Birthday.  Her first Venus Return occurred after her first Birthday.

There was a very interesting conjunction of Mercury RX-Venus Rx to Temple Grandin's natal Uranus 28 Gemini at the end of June (29th) in 1948.  This is before her first Birthday.  This would be a very traumatic spiritual event affecting communication, ability to relate to others and her nervous system.  It would have happened in her 7th House of relationship as that is where Uranus is.  

natal Mercury 7 Virgo
first Mercury Return Aug. 20, 1948.  Conjunct Sun and Saturn and opposing Moon.  It was a full Moon.

natal Venus 5 Virgo
First Venus Return Oct. 10, 1948.   Conjunct Saturn 4 Virgo and South Node 6 Virgo.

natal Mars 11 Cancer
First Mars Return  August 7, 1949.  Conjunct Uranus 4 Cancer and squaring Neptune 13 Libra.
Mars has a Retrograde once every 2 years.  Grandin's first Mars Rx stationed right over her natal Sun-Mercury-Venus conjunction and then retrograded back to her natal Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Leo.  This could show some serious inflammation and infection.


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Monday, August 12, 2013

Cool Cancers

Just heard that the guy who runs the Tesla car company has just started a new company that, in theory, will blast people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in a half hour.  The company is called Hyperloop and the guy is Elon Musk.  I don't know anything else about any of this.  Musk started Paypal before he started Tesla.  He's a Cancer Sun, one of the Cardinal Signs, so he likes to start things.

Elon Musk
B. June 28, 1971. Pretoria, South Africa

Sun 7 Cancer, Moon Virgo, NN 16 Aquarius

This reminded me of two other amazing Cancers.

There's Richard Branson who started out in record stores and then started an airline and now is sending people into outer space and who knows what else.

Richard Branson
B. July 18, 1950. 7:00 am, Blackheath, U.K.

Sun 26 Cancer, moon 2Virgo, Asc 16 Leo, NN 1Aries

Then I looked up Arianna Huffington because how great is she?

Huffington is a writer kind of gone wild.  She went to school at Oxford then I don't know what's she did.  Then she started an online newspaper before probably anyone else did.  Really amazing that she was born 3 days before Richard Branson so something magical was happening that week.  Mars conjunct Neptune in Libra.  Jupiter opposite Saturn.  Uranus square nodal axis exact on the Aries point at 1 Aries.  How's that for innovation and startitis and public appreciation.

Arianna Huffington
B. July 15, 1950. 3:00 pm
Where?  Greece?  I forgot to write it down.

Sun 23 Cancer, Moon 27 Cancer, Asc 20 Scorpio, mc 30 Leo, NN 1 Aries.

All 3 are immigrants to the United States.  I think that might be a sun in cancer issue as well.

Hey, it's much easier to use blogger now that I found the app.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Solar Maximum

Scientists expect the South Pole of the sun to flip within the next 3 to 4 months.  The Sun's North Pole flipped last year.  That's weird.  I don't understand this at all.  This solar maximum cycle occurs about every 11 years.


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