Monday, July 28, 2014

100 years ago World War I started

One hundred years ago today, World War I started when Austria declared war at Servia. Here is the chart of that day (chosen time is noon) with the positions in the sky on November 11, 1918 (when the cease fire ended the tragic years). There is one aspect that I want to mention here: the narrow Saturn-Eris, twice.

When WW1 started, Saturn was square Eris.
When WW2 ended (cease fire), Saturn was inconjunct Eris.

Eris is the symbol of discord. Saturn is the symbol of status quo and decorum. On July 28, 1914 there was an official status of discord (war) and on November 11, 1918, there was an official status of cease fire (inconjunct Eris).

A war doesn't start just like that. The declaration of war doesn't come out of the blue. The murder committed by Princip triggered an already unstable situation. But the official start was today, one hundred years ago. After that: 16 million dead, 20 million wounded.

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LINKS (on the murder on Ferdinand) (chat of July 17, 2014 and the Mars-Saturn-Eris component in it)

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mars-Pluto/AC square Uranus: terrible accident

Accidents happen. Often, when they do, the Ascendant and/or Midheaven of the chart for the exact moment in time and place of the accident are related to Uranus, sometimes also with Mars and/or Pluto. The chart of the moment of the tragic accident in Spain on Wednesday evening, July 24, 2013,(now one year ago) confirms this.  Here it is:

1. It is a chart with a prominent placement for the trio of danger of death: Mars, Saturn and Pluto on the angles.

2. Pluto is on the Ascendant.

3. Uranus is square the Ascendant (and Pluto)

4. Mars is on the Descendant and rises before the Sun and Mercury. Mars is the symbol of iron. In the chart of the Belgian train disaster Mars is also the first outer planet rising before the Sun.

5. Midpoint Mars/Uranus is square Ascendant and square Pluto

6. Mars-Pluto/AC square Uranus: terrible accident. It was a dangerous (Pluto) day for high speed (Mars/Uranus) at that place (Ascendant).

Although the chart has a lot of ingredients for an accident, it is not so that this accident HAD to happen. The chart is mirroring an event, not vice versa. Accidents never happen because of one aspect. Here the conductor was wrong, the speed was wrong and the system didn't warn or function.

Right now there is also a combination of Mars-Uranus-Pluto. This combination often mirrors commotion, crisis or accidents.

All posts with 'accident' on this blog:

Chart of a Belgian train accident: Uranus is square Midheaven.

Chart of a Spanish bus accident with Uranus on the Ascendant

Chart of Perm drama has Uranus opposition Ascendant:

My chart with transits of Mars-Uranus against Jupiter-Neptune on the same day, and who won:

NEWS: The conductor of the train has been accused.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Second chance posts part 4: Mercury-Neptune and Friedmans

Looking back at earlier posts I noticed that some of them just haven't been noticed, yet. Today these posts get another chance. Of course, not without editing them. 

Today's second chance post is about 'Capturing the Friedmans', a documentary about a peculiar child's abuse case.


Received 10/04/2007 22:05

Capturing the Friedmans, is a documentary that I saw yesterday. Arnold Friedman (born 20th March 1931, see the documentary about his birthday and the stone on his grave) and his son Jesse were convicted in a very peculiair childs'abuse case. 

Why peculiar? 
Hypnotism by psychologers and a very influencing method of interrogation by the police contributed to a pandemonium of tales about sex orgies after the day in 1984 that the police found child pornography in the house of Arnold Friedman. 
His son Jesse was suppposed to be assisting his father in the evil. 

There was no fysical evidence at all and some of the statements were clearly false!  Still, they were convicted after pleading guilty in order to prevent a sentence of life in prison. Later, Arnold Friedman killed himself in jail. He presumably killed himself, so that his son would get a sum of money to start all over again when he got out of jail and the best part of his life was over). 

The astrology
a. the transits and progressions
- In 1995, the year of the death of Arnold Friedman, Solar Arc Mars opposed his natal Sun. It is the symbol of injury.
- In 1984, transit Neptune squared Arnold Friedman's natal Sun. That is an indication of being seen in a negative light.  As soon as people turn into suspects, Neptune is there. Neptune is also there when there are mysteries, when the media is involved (too much) and when certain things remain unsolved. Neptune is the symbol of mist.
'Capturing the Friedmans' was a very interesting movie that leaves you wondering. It might be caused by the ambiguous attitude of the film maker, who still refuses to tell the audience whether he considers the Friedmans' guilty or not. But anyway...thanks to that movie I have a DOB.
b. natal chart
Arnold Friedman's chart has a prominent Sun in the final degree of Pisces, close to Zero Aries and trine Mars. Saturn is the 'oriental planet' (the first outer planet rising before the Sun). This Saturn is in Capricorn and afflicted. He was a conformist in the first place (a tiny man with hugh glasses). He was a valued teacher before 1984. 

Now look at the most narrow aspect in his chart. That is Mercury inconjunct Neptune. This immediately reminded me of the chart of Patrick Dils (see post on that case) with the same aspect. Mercury inconjunct Neptune is very confusing...

Jess, the son of Arnold, is free (after 16 years. In 2013 he was again found 100% guilty by the Nassau Country District Attorney (see )

One the West Memphis three had Mercury exactly conjunct Neptune (see: )
Mercury - Neptune: doubts about statements, negative communications, a suspicious aspect.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Second chance posts 3: the cartoonist in danger

Some posts didn't get much attention and deserve a second chance this summer. This one was written in February 2008. It is about Mercury NA ('calling'), Sun-Pluto danger and Jupiter-Neptune sextiles in days of Jupiter square Neptune. 


Kurt Westergaard is the Danish cartoonist who is in danger after the publications of his cartoons, imagening a muslim warrior with a bomb in his hat. His life had been threatened before, but this time five potential murderers were caught. They planned to kill him AND his wife.

Kurt Westergaard was born July 13, 1935 (unknown time). Mercury is the most prominent planet in his chart. Mercury does not make major aspects in sign and is square Aries Point (Zero Aries). That says that he will be known for his opinion or for the way he is communicating. 

There is another sign for publishing: Moon in Sagittarius indicates the need to publish or announce. There is a quintile with Neptune and a sesqui square with Jupiter involved with Mercury. 

In this special case communications (Mercury) about religion (Jupiter and Neptune) showed up as a theme in this life. It also means that he is able to 'imagine' a picture (Neptune) and that he is exagerating, just like cartoonists usually do. His Jupiter is in a tight sextile with Neptune. 

And when the riots were most frightening (in February of 2006) Jupiter in Scorpio (for a strict opinion or conviction) was square Neptune in Aquarius (for the rebellion and freedom of an artist). Jupiter square Neptune could also be read as: a struggle (square) with a religious theme (Jupiter-Neptune).

Cartoonists are artists. So is Kurt Westergaard. Look at his Venus and the aspects that Venus makes!

Kurt Westergaard is in serious danger say the news papers and says his chart. Transit Pluto is now square his progressed Sun. The progressed Sun recently changed sign. This is supported by progressed Mars sesqui square Sun and inconjunct Uranus.

Notice how the Sun conjunct Pluto in his radix comes back in the actual transit with the progessed Sun. Kurt Westergaard is not the kind of man who hesitates to make life more difficult than it is. He is courageous, fanatic and strong, but at that moment in 2008 he was forced to perhaps go 'underground' (Pluto). 

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Second chance posts 2: Father Pio's stigmata

Some hardly ever read posts deserve a second chance. Here is one on a subject that may not be in the top 10 of most interesting subject (a fake holy man), but it holds several typical astrological clues to fans/followers (Jupiter-Neptune), successes (Jupiter-Pluto), creativity (quintiles), use/abuse of power (Mars-Pluto) and the end of a reputation (Saturn-Midheaven). That is why I give that post another try. Here it is.

November 11, 2007

Dutch newspaper Trouw reports on the 8th of November that Saint Padre Pio (born May 25 1887 at 16h10 in Pietrecina) cheated on his audience. He applied the stigmata himself. Also it has become known that Pope John the 23rd was not convinced that Pio sticked to the celibate status of a roman catholic priest. Let us have a look at the chart of a roman catholic priest who still has many believers and followers who worship him.

The birth chart of Padre Pio shows us a man with a lot of self confidence and a strong ability to convince others. Jupiter is 'calling' (not making major aspects in sign). Pluto is rising before the Sun. The prominence of Jupiter and Pluto, making a creative quintile between them, applies to a succesful man.

In religious charts ('fake' or not) there are always combination of Jupiter and Neptune (conviction + immaterial). The closest aspect in the chart of Father Pio is that of Jupiter inconjunct Neptune. Sun, Saturn and Pluto all three make a hard aspect - in the 22.5 degree serie- with the midpoint Jupiter/Neptune.

Even after death, when your reputation is being discussed, transits and progressions stay alive. So it is in Pio's case.

Now that there are doubts about Saint Pio because of the statements of drugstore owners at the time who delivered material that could be used to produce stigmata, we see transit Pluto inconjunct the natal Mars-Neptune of Pio. The progressed Sun is beginning to change sign and next year (right after the square from Jupiter) this Sun will receive a square from Pluto. Is not the circle round?:)
Important moments in time are often marked by come-backs of astrological aspects in/with the natal chart.

BTW: in Pio's solar return chart for 2007 Saturn sits on the midheaven.