Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tiger Year update

Tiger Year update

and a variety of other astrological ruminations – such as, “Having repaid its karmic debts of Empire by about the midpoint of the 21st Century, the United will rejoin the ranks of the 8 or 10 wealthiest nations at about the mid-point of the prosperity scale. Its capital will be Omaha.”

Ah yes, the year of the Tiger is unfolding powerfully. Most Tigers are experiencing the overwhelming “attacks of Fortune” [Plato] I predicted in my Tiger Year blog entry. For me and the few Horses I talk to things are going superbly well. Tiger Years are almost as good as Horse Years for Horses and also for Dogs, Tigers other #1 compatible sign. I have been doing field research on my autobiography for almost 3 months this summer in the area from Death Valley up to Lake Tahoe. A few of the pictures are here.

Metal Rabbit or Cat year will begin 3 February 2011 lasting until 22 January 2012. I find a lot of older Rabbits are sickly. Goats have the worst health of the Chinese zodiac signs, but it appears the triplicity [4 years apart], Goat, Rabbit and Pig all have relatively low vitality. Generally speaking, we could expect Rabbits to experience transforming health problems in the upcoming year if they so are pre-disposed.

As the torus of the zodiac spews out our fortunes [“God, Thou hast created us against our wills. Free us!” – Paramahansa Yogananda said this was the greatest prayer we could utter] there are a few astrological things to note. Pluto is now moving through the Heavens in the early degrees of the sign Capricorn. In the 25 years from 1940 to 1965 the only outer planet [Uranus, Neptune, Pluto] to transit either the sign Capricorn or Cancer, which is opposite to Capricorn, was Uranus which moved through the first decante [10 degrees] of Cancer from about August 1948 until about April of 1952.

Therefore, many born from 1949 through 1952 [Ox, Tigers, Rabbits and Dragons] have or will also experience Pluto by transit in opposition to their natal Uranus. From Doris Hebel, Celestial Psychology,  “URANUS/PLUTO - Uranian change is always subject to reversal. But the change implied by Pluto is far more dynamic and inclusive, altering one's life irrevocably. Uranus may change a situation, inject new information, but Pluto can eliminate the situation altogether.” Can you think of a way for health problems to be eliminated altogether? Individual horoscopes should be consulted for the exact position of Uranus natally -

The transit of Pluto through Capricorn conjoins and opposes the early degrees of Capricorn and Cancer, respectively, and any planets or points there in individual horoscopes will be strongly activated. For example, I have my Ascendant in early Cancer – my Descendent opposite, denoting the house of marriage and partnerships. I fully expect the initiation and demise of one or more partnerships in the next 15 years. During Pluto’s transit of my 6th House of Health I was largely unable to walk due to a worn out hip joint in 1997. I got a replacement as soon as Pluto moved in to the sign Capricorn in 2009.

A few more notes:
  • The People’s Republic of China [1 October 1949, 3:15 pm, Beijing] has Uranus natally at 4 degrees Cancer 59 minutes in the 5th house. As of 15 November 2010, China has experienced the opposition of Pluto to its natal Uranus 2 times and will experience the opposition again 22 Dec 2010, 27 Aug 2011, and 5 Oct 2011.
  • The United States [4 July 1776, 5:10 PM LMT, Philadelphia, PA] has both Venus and Jupiter in the early degrees of Cancer in its 7th house. Pluto has finished opposing Venus [3 Cancer 06] and will oppose Jupiter [5 Cancer 56] 3 times beginning January 2011, ending 20 November 2011. As noted in my Astro-Economic reports from several years ago, this opposition presages big trouble for the US in the areas of housing and also food. Looking further ahead, the US has a 13 degree Cancer Sun which will experience opposition from Pluto beginning about 2013. Watch out! My prophesy – “Having repaid its karmic debts of Empire at the midpoint of the 21st Century, the United will rejoin the ranks of the 8 or 10 wealthiest nations at about the mid-point on the scale. Its capital will be Omaha.”
  • The US has Pluto by cosmobiological direction [one degree per year] coming to conjunct its natal Neptune on 12 May 2011.
  • Is anything good happening? I’m the astrologer who does not get people coming back for a second reading LOL. Jupiter begins a transit of Aries mid-January 2011 for about 6 months. The City of Los Angeles has 6 planets in Aries [see why we have lots of fires!] in its 10th house. Look for overwhelming attacks of fortune to hit the City of Angels [Angles]. My mid-heaven is about 3 Aries AND LA’s Jupiter sits right on my natal Sun at 14 Virgo THEREFORE I am expecting a huge next 6 months here in LA and expect to gain a lot of public notoriety [the 10th House of Fame, Notoriety and Grand Ambition]. Can you imagine a way a sometime actor like me might do that?
  • As a further note, LA also has Mars in Cancer in the first house at 9 Degrees. When Pluto opposes this watch out! I use 4 April 1850, 10 AM for LA’s horoscope, the signing of the city charter, not the 1781 date used by the city. 1781 was just the date Jennie Sepulveda set up an encampment on the banks of the LA River near what is now the entrance to Griffith Park. I never commemorate my first camping trip [see Desert Dogs] to Death Valley.

In the years from 1965 to the present, the only outer planets [Uranus, Neptune, Pluto] to transit the first decante of the signs Cancer or Capricorn were Neptune and Uranus. Neptune transited the early degrees of Capricorn from January 1984 until December 1989 – Uranus transited the early degrees of Capricorn from February 1988 until about October 1991. Those born during these periods, of whom I have few in my data base, can expect large Plutonian changes also.

Of Neptune/Pluto Hebel says “Neptune/Pluto contacts represent the growth and development (Pluto) of a person's spirituality (Neptune). These people are compelled to grow beyond the material level, promising a great potential for spiritual growth… Because Neptune and Pluto are impersonal planets, they oblige people to contribute their energies to the needs of society at large. Any effort to personalize this combination will result in disappointment.”

Friday, June 25, 2010

A Brief history of the Future of the United States - An astrologically based review

A Brief history of the Future of the United States

An astrologically based review

Abstract: A few essential tenets of my views

1. The end of the American Empire – the US will rejoin the 8 or 10 wealthiest nations at about the mid-point of the prosperity scale – AFTER repaying its long-standing karmic debts of empire – in about 2050. The period from 2008 until then will be one of substantial turbulence as the US adjusts to a much lower standard of living.

2. The demise of the US dollar as an international purchasing medium. For periods of time, in a time perhaps not far off, NO amount of US dollars or its successor, will be able to purchase gold.

3. Impending large scale military defeat. Historically, when empires end they do so with large military defeats.

4. American Experiment in Liberty and Democracy is over and we have already reverted back to the much more normal style of governance the human condition have put upon themselves over the millennia – a tyranny of the State.
As the US has been under the increasing dictatorship of a Military-Industrial complex since it began keeping a standing armed force after the ‘Greatest Generation’ won WW2, its democracy and personal liberties have slipped away almost unnoticed. The US has failed to prevail in its 3rd consecutive major conflict since WW2, it has continued to send $Bs out of the country WEEKLY on ill-advised Presidential wars that almost no one has really protested, all the while allowing these half-hearted military actions to be financed by essentially devaluing what was once the US prize possession – the US dollar.
This devaluation mechanism was used to finance the US’s last military debacle, the Vietnam War, in which that Texas guns-and-butter President devalued the US currency to pay for the war. Silver coinage disappeared – remember big clunky 50 cent pieces? – and Nixon, the turkey who ended up holding the financial bag, took the US off the gold standard totally.
Coupled with my own prediction of the demise of the magic money making machine – the Federal Reserve – which few Americans know anything about, my view is the US is facing a depression much worse than that of the 1930’s. This is the end of the entire system of deficit financing that began with the creation of ‘The Creature from Jekyll Island’ AND the income tax.
With the demise of the Fed will come the end of the capacity of the US to tap the savings of the rest of the world. After a long year period of relatively stable purchasing power the value of the US dollar has dropped about 97% since the founding of the Federal Reserve in 1913.

Angular Separations of the Planets in the USA’s horoscope

Uranus > Sun
034o 24'

Mars > NN
046o 13'

Mars > Neptune
091o 03'

Sun > Saturn
091o 29'

Venus > Saturn
101o 42'

Moon > Uranus
101o 45'

Moon > Uranus
101o 45'

Saturn > Pluto
102o 45'

Uranus > Neptune
103o 30'

Mars > Saturn
113o 26'

Moon >Mars
114o 12'

Neptune > Pluto
125o 08'

Uranus > Saturn
125o 53'

Moon > Venus
125o 56'

Pluto > Uranus
131o 22'

Financial Panic of 1907 – Federal Reserve
Saturn > Moon
132o 22'

Moon > Sun
136o 09'

Pluto > Mars
143o 50'

Flu epidemic
Neptune > Moon
154o 45'

First Great Depression
Pluto > Venus
155o 33'

Pluto > Jupiter
158o 23'

Pluto > Sun
165o 46'

WW 2
North Node > Pluto
170o 57'

** NN calc in quickwheel = 10 02 vs. 9 03
Pluto > Mercury
176o 39'

Mercury> Pluto
183o 21'

Pluto > North Node
189o 03'

Sun > Pluto
194o 14'

Jupiter > Pluto
201o 37'

Venus > Pluto
204o 27'

Moon > Neptune
205o 15'

Mercury > Moon
212o 58'

Mars > Pluto
216o 10'

Sun > Moon
223o 51'

Moon > Saturn
227o 38'

Uranus > Pluto
228o 38'

revisiting the financial Panic of 1907
Jupiter > Moon
231o 14'

Venus > Moon
234o 04'

Saturn > Uranus
234o 07'

Asc > NN
234o 14'

Pluto > Neptune
234o 52'

Pluto > MC
243o 31'

Mars > Moon
245o 48'

Saturn > Mars
246o 34'

MC > Uranus
247o 52'

Neptune > Uranus
256o 30'

Pluto > Saturn
257o 15'

Uranus > Moon
258o 15'

Saturn > Venus
258o 18'

MC > Mars
260o 19'

Saturn > Jupiter
261o 08'

Saturn > Sun
268o 31'

Neptune > Mars
268o 57'

Sun > Uranus
325o 36'