Advice, Ideas, Strategies
Astrologer Willow on Mars Retrograde In Virgo
Astrologer Peter Stockinger on Europe's November Sagittarius New Moon
The Federal Reserve, European Banks & The Global Economy:
Is A Bank Crash Ahead In 2012?
*Public Health Warning*
Peace & Goodwill To Humanity
The Canadian Astrologer Willow gives her take on Mars retrograde in Virgo; while I offer general advice, ideas, and signs that point to the year 2012.
In a mundane forecast, I also outline The Venus Transit of 2012 and give a global public health warning based on my findings.
British Astrologer Peter Stockinger takes a look at the impact of November's New Sagittarius Moon on Europe.
We also look at the Economics: peering into the secrets of the Federal Reserve's $1.2 Trillion dollar public bailout of the banking aristocracy as we look towards Jupiter's synodic return in 2012 and ask: Is there a global bank crash ahead in 2012?
The horrid casino arson attack in Mexico is examined as I also provide a mundane analysis of Neptune's 2012 entry into Pisces, where Neptune will transit for 14 years.
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Willow, professional Astrolog.S
In light of the current circumstances on Planet Earth, Mars, the planet of personal will, goals, direction and physical energy, will be re-directing us down only the most crisply effective channels during its almost eight-month transit of the sign of virginal purity.
This is the fight (Mars) to heal (Virgo) and to stay healthy, to maintain health, as Fukushima spews, as our environments are poisoned physically, emotionally, psychically, electromagnetically all around us, as we are manipulated by those who profit from us being unintegrated, toxic, unbalanced, disconnected, dysfunctional.
Virgo is the sign that gets things done utilitarian-style, no frills, no hoopla, no ego stroking. It separates the coddled artistes from the people who can really play ball.
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The planetary configurations in this six (6) month period give awakened individuals the opportunities they need to recover somewhat in the wake of the major economic disruptions in society that have occurred since 2007.
The New Moon at 5-Virgo is in an earth trine to Pluto in Capricorn, so it is possible to make progress in September after the delays of the months since April 2011.
The squares to Pluto indicate inclinations to come in October by means of immature behavior along with inappropriate sexual advances and aggressiveness driven mainly by jealousy.
The inclinations are of mistrust, suspicion, power struggles and all manner of sarcastic speech used by the immature who refuse to face their own inner failings but project them outward.
As Mercury and Venus transit tropical Scorpio in square aspect to Mars in Leo while Mercury-Venus opposes a retrograde Jupiter in Taurus that is squared by Mars, the inclinations for intellectual and emotional disagreements with others are strong.
Avoid immature communication in all relationships
The new moon of October 26, 2011 at 3-Scorpio, set here for Damascus, Syria reveals a dark autumn season already in play for this country.
Increasingly isolated, the Syrian government is now feeling the pressure from businessmen whose earnings have been reduced by frozen international bank accounts.
The Scorpio New Moon opposes a retrograde Jupiter in Taurus while transiting Mars in Leo, located in the Second Mundane House, is in sextile aspect to Saturn in the Fourth Mundane House showing Syrian government leaders attempting to remedy the degrading financial situation by means of shortcuts.
Mars is square to both Venus and Mercury, conjoined in Scorpio, with inclinations that feature the need to avoid unpleasantness in communicating one's true feelings. Business matters are further strained as favoritism interferes with practical work.
Transits over the country show that the Syrian government continues to tightly restrict internet access while tapping the telephones of Syrian citizens who complain about the government's murderous acts. The hypersensitivity to emotions makes late October into November a poor time to seek favors.
The New Scorpio Moon worldwide also features troubles in romantic relationships with the tight fixed square from transiting Mars in Leo to Mercury-Venus in Scorpio. There can be overindulgence and aggressiveness in sexual relations as well as unsympathetic people.
The social difficulties of October continue by the time of the late October new moon in Scorpio along with financial stresses. The passions of emotional desire tend to lack refinement while giving way to immature responses under the configurations of the month.
Avoid suspicious people.
Refrain from emotional communications.
Avoid sexual overindulgence.
Every 18-years, 11 days and 8 hours (6585.3 days) Saros 123 has repeated itself with almost exact geometric characteristics.
Over hundreds of years Saros Series 123 has moved from the North Pole of the Arctic region and is moving southwards towards the Antarctica region. Each subsequent eclipse displaces itself by 120 degrees westward, and then southward by 300km (186 miles 723.9 yards.)
We can see from the chart that the solar eclipse point is conjunct the foundation chart’s Lunar North Node, activating the Lunar nodal axis.
Or if the degree Culminating in any man’s Nativity was either [the degree of the eclipse or its opposite or square] or within one degree thereof, the native did suffer more or less by the influence of this Eclipse; according to the signification of the House of Heaven, wherein the Sun or the Moon was in at the Birth, and was either well fortified or aspected of the benevolent Planets, or ill aspected, or afflicted of the Malevolents.”
This effectively breaks the months from September to May 2012 in half; with energies higher during the first two weeks and then lower during the last two weeks of months.
We now examine the world's ailing economies.
Synodic returns are planets that repeat historical transit cycles as they transverse the Zodiac. By tropical means, we focus on the global economy with the 83-year synodic return of a major business planet - Jupiter.
Those who are astrologers see events remote from the popular and common view of people - by means of the configurations of the planets and the stars relative to Earth.
The galactic alignment of our Sun in the Milk Way Galaxy on December 21, 2012 is depicted below.
What is being missed is the fact that what 2012 really amounts to are the inclinations of the Venus Transit and synodic return of Jupiter - both in tropical Gemini.
Mayan astrologers were experts on Venus Transits - this is what the Mayan Calendar is all about. More on Venus and the implications of the 2012 transit in this edition of Global Astrology.
What always is - was, and shall always be - is the Ever-Present.
Few believed me because they were not seeing things remote from their own present experience - that which occurred in the recent past.
Just as the former hippies did in the late 1960s and 1970s, when they turned on one another, ‘snitching’ and ‘ratting out’ their ‘friends,’ now we observe establishment baby boomers repeating their behavior:
“Finally - after trillions in fraudulent activity, trillions in bailouts, trillions in printed money, billions in political bribing and billions in bonuses, the criminal cartel members on Wall Street are beginning to get what they deserve," says journalist David DeGraw.
"As the Eurozone is coming apart at the seams, and as the U.S. economy grinds to a halt, the financial elite are starting to turn on each other. The lawsuits are piling up fast. Here’s an extensive roundup:”
See -> Full-Blown Civil War Erupts On Wall Street: As Reality Finally Hits The Financial Elite, They Start Turning On Each Other.
Secrets Of The Federal Reserve's $1.2+ Trillion Bailout?
We urge readers to play around with it (don't worry, it won't break the banks; and if it does the Fed will secretly bail them out again) and every time they consider putting money into our 'solvent' financial system."
This has led to talks of bank mergers. As Jupiter remains in Taurus we can expect to hear of all manner of banking news that will predominate during Jupiter's transit in Taurus into 2012.
Just before Jupiter stationed retrograde on August 30, 2011, as news of the Greek bank merger was announced, European officials meeting in Madrid, Spain were said to defend the health of Europe's financial system in an effort to stem concerns that the European Union's stagnant economy - with high levels of debt - may cause some of its largest banks to fail.
You see, interest rate on bonds tends to decline as demand increases, so in late August 2011 Europe's central bank increased its holdings of government bonds by another $7 billion.
Moreover, the banks of EU nations, such as France and Germany, are in serious trouble as well. Like dominoes, a banking scenario eerily similar to the events of 1928 and 1929 are coming more and more into view.
The wealthy skip to and fro - round the world - seeking safe havens for their money and assets. Soon, there will be fewer and fewer places left to go.
Peter said, "Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money!" - Acts 8:20
See -> Secretive Central Bank: The Federal Reserve
The planet will spend seven (7) months in tropical Virgo beginning the ingress of Mars in Virgo on November 11, 2011.
The ringed planet moves through the remaining 15 degrees of Libra from September 2011 to its ingress into tropical Scorpio in early October 2012.
The culture of social relations has taken a brutal toll under the current depressed economic climate with relationships that were already weak under considerable pressure due to the new economic realities.
Being able to accept the changes without giving up once principles is key to withstand Saturn's transit in tropical Libra. The idea is to allow Saturn’s lessons which pertain to tropical Libra (personal and professional relationships) rather than to resist it.
In this way, you are better able to make the needed emotional adjustments before Saturn becomes fixed in tropical Scorpio by October 2012 when it will transit peregrine through the first 27-degrees of tropical Scorpio into the year 2015.
Pluto in Capricorn
It is a new century. They have become rigidly conservative, hegemonic and dismissive of others with numerous examples of failing to lead and manage properly during their time as the establishment.
*Mundane Pandemic Forecast*
Theodore White, mundane Astrolog.S
The entire disk of the Venus is first seen at contact II when the planet is internally tangent with the Sun.
The Venus Transit across the Sun's southern hemisphere in June 2004
Click on graphic to see pentagonal motion of Venus to Earth
graphic: Nick Anthony Fiorenza
The June 2004 Venus Transit crossed the Sun's southern hemisphere. In June 2012, Venus will cross the Sun’s northern hemisphere. The position of Venus at each contact is shown along with its path as a function of Universal Time.
The apparent semi-diameters of Venus and the Sun are 29 arc-seconds and 945 arc-seconds respectively. The 1:32.6 diameter ratio will result in an effective 0.001 magnitude drop in the Sun's integrated magnitude due to the transit.
click on graphic to enlarge
Transits of Venus are only possible during two months - that of early December and early June - when Venus' orbital nodes pass across the face of the Sun. Should Venus reach inferior conjunction at this time - a transit will occur.
This was first discovered in the late 1970s, but it was not until 1997 that the Solar Heliospheric Observatory revealed its immense length.
The arms of our Milky Way Galaxy
Solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CME's) are charged particles that are thrown outward from the Sun.
These flows constitute powerful electrical currents. And they form Birkeland Currents that take in plasmas as they twist out.
It could have been that Venus 'plasma tail was then in a normal glow or even an arc mode of operation that could be seen with the naked eye from Earth.
Consider this: Donald Barber of the Norman Lockyer Observatory in the United Kingdom described a peculiar sequence of air-borne/rain-water-borne yeast-like bacteria found on astronomic photographic plate emulsions at a British observatory from 1937 to 1961.
As a result of the latter, two earlier outbreaks - one probable event in 1930 - and a second well-determined occasion in 1932 - were discovered."
The first reported case of the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic in the United States, at Camp Funston, Kansas occurred a month later.
How the new disease came to appear in Haskell County was not reported, but researchers stressed that they found no evidence to suggest any other point of origin.
The Greek mundane astrologer, known as the 'father of medicine,' Hippocrates, was the first person on earth to describe Influenza in the year 412 BCE.
The global outbreak killed an estimated 20-50 million people.
“A strange form of disease of epidemic character in Madrid… The epidemic is of a mild nature, no deaths having been reported yet ..." The report goes on to mention similar outbreaks extending from "Norway to India, from China to Costa Rica."
In an article titled The Interaction of the Solar Wind with Venus researchers C. T. Russell and O. Vaisberg suggested that "On the whole, the solar wind interaction with Venus is more comet-like than Earth-like."
In 1918, transiting Mars performed a retrograde in Virgo just as Jupiter was entering tropical Gemini along with the Moon's South Lunar Node, also entering Gemini in 1918. We will see the same configurations in 2012.
Virgo is a well-known sign of health and medicine in mundane astrology. Gemini is associated with tens of millions of people and contains strong fixed stars associated with the spread of pandemics when in unfavorable configurations.
Jupiter's presence indicates widespread influences crossing over nations along with that of the South Lunar Node. Jupiter's configurations can also announce mass deaths when in peculiar aspects relative to Earth. We will have such aspects in 2012.
Mars will begin its transit in tropical Virgo in November 2011 and remain in the zodiacal Sign of health to early July 2012. The retrograde of Mars in Virgo will begin in late January 2012 and last to mid-April 2012.
Meanwhile, the Gemini Transits of 2012 show a very busy and active year of crowds and people milling together by means of extended travel, political gatherings and grand sports events, such as the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England. These large gatherings provide the perfect recipe for the spread of airborne infections during 2012's astrologically powerful climate.
I've studied these world transits for several years and do not make such forecasts lightly. In my astrological estimation, we are likely to see a pandemic year in 2012.
Build up your immunity this year with Colloidal Silver; improve your diet, avoid pork, sodas, too much sugar and fatty foods. Be a "neat freak" going into 2012 - clean things, wipe counter-tops, clear the air indoors.
Wash your hands frequently, and cover your mouth when you cough. Do not spit on the ground and refrain from using shared public toilets. Be mindful of where you plan to travel and where crowds gather in regions with public health warnings.
Stay safe and healthy out there.
Theodore White, mundane Astrolog.S
Empty ruins slowly worn away by the transit of Neptune in Pisces is easily forecasted.
Deceptive facades hide crumbling structures.
These are the negative forms of Neptune’s power of widespread dissolution that will open up these empty facades for all to see.
It has the capacity to dissolve anything that Saturn, the planet of limitation and form, structures. It rules ethics, ideals and aspirations.
Under affliction it can be associated with muddle, confusion, fraud, crime, scandal; brewing and alcohol, drugs; chemicals, oils, footwear.
Under the spotlight will undoubtedly be the large institutions; in the UK this would be the National Health Service, prisons, transport, education, police and civil service.
We have done this in the name of science, believing that our approaches reveal the biological basis of psychic suffering and dispel pre-scientific myths and harmful stigma.
That is, we have been changing not only the treatments but also the expression of mental illness in other cultures.
Indeed, a handful of mental-health disorders - depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anorexia among them — now appear to be spreading across cultures with the speed of contagious diseases.
These symptom clusters are becoming the 'lingua franca' of human suffering, replacing indigenous forms of mental illness.”
The issue of genetic modification of food is an example of the debate and struggle that may ensue if science and technology move ahead of, or run counter to, public opinion.
By the time of February 2012′s ingress of Neptune into tropical Pisces, our world will face the popular culture fears of 2012 - widely believed to be the 'end of the world,' according to some who misunderstand the meaning of the Mayan Calendar.
It is my hope that by means of foreknowledge people worldwide can reject the outworn modes of procrastination, cynicism, generational self-interest, ego, ideological warfare and false materialism.
The stakes are being upped.
Those born after the last World War cannot recall a time when they did not exist. For this reason, it is difficult to make objective observations about an aspect (the Neptune-Pluto conjunction) which is so deeply embedded in our psychic reality.'
Neptune's transit in Pisces will certainly be one to mind carefully over the next two decades.
- Theodore White, mundane Astrolog.S