Monday, 21 July 2014

Jupiter in Leo July 2014 - July 2015




Jupiter moved into Leo on July 16th. Jupiter is the planet that wants us to grow, to expand and to reach for the stars.  He rules higher education, the law, international travel, philosophy, not to mention just having a really good time.   He's a party animal, that one.  Everything to excess, he always says.   Growth and expansion are his thing, and not just on the mental level either. Jupiter is usually around when women get pregnant and expand on the physical level.  He's also around when people gain weight (typically when Jupiter hits the Ascendant).  For the most part, Jupiter brings opportunity and he helps us to feel confident in ourselves.

Jupiter's sign sets the trend for the coming year.   It shows what will be in favour, and also what industries will expand.  Business astrologers say to invest in business and industries that represent whatever sign Jupiter is transiting in, because their profits will increase.

So, what will be in favour in the coming year?   The entertainment industry, amusement parks, gambling, holidays, games, recreation, stockbrokers, golf,  RVs and of course GOLD.  Leo rules theatre and drama and vibrant coloured clothing, especially gold and orange.  Leo also rules kids, and acting like a kid too. This is the year to have fun and to follow your heart - yes,  Leo rules the heart.  Romance will be BIG, and things that cater to romance will be big too.  Everyone wants to fall in love when Jupiter is in Leo, and many people will.

Think about the Lions in the wild - they sleep 23 hours a day and hunt for 1.  Most Leos I know love to sleep in.  With Jupiter in Leo, the trend may be to slow down a little, or to take more time for ourselves.  What do I want, what do I need?  It'll be okay to be lazy and to enjoy life.  Leisure activities of all kinds will be trendy.

Pure Leo energy is extroverted, and this is the sign of self-expression and creativity. There's a stronger need for attention now too.  Leo likes to be on stage, so people are going to want to be seen and recognized and most importantly they want to feel appreciated.  Those who are not feeling appreciated in their relationships are going to be speaking up.

Jupiter in Leo is very generous.  Generous of heart, time and also pocketbook.  It can be extremely easy to be too generous with Jupiter in this sign; he is the planet of excess after all.  So, just know that you may be feeling rather 'spendy' over the coming year.  Jupiter makes you feel enthusiastic about whatever sign he's in, and Leo energy doesn't want to care too much about budgets or restrictions - Leo is the sign of royalty and he wants the best of the best and he'll spend top dollar to get it!  Buying gifts for others can trigger this urge to splurge, as well as gifts for oneself of course.  


Pregnancy and having babies were in vogue when Jupiter was in Cancer, but now that Jupiter is in Leo, its toddlers and kids that will be in vogue.  We'll be hearing more about holidays catering to kids, much like Disneyland, which of course appeals to the big kid in all of us.

Speaking of places, Hawaii will be big in the coming year, as it was born in the sign of Leo, and Jupiter will make it more popular. Hard to believe, as its likely one of the most popular places around here already.  Expect tourism to Hawaii to grow even more this year.

India is also a Leo Sun sign, with an amazing 6 planets in Leo, so something about India is going to become quite popular or trendy over the next year.  India has just elected a new Prime Minister - Nahendra Modi .  He is pro-business, and his party won the most decisive victory the country has seen in more than a quarter century and sweeping the long-dominant Congress party from power.  Perhaps this new leader will somehow be a part of this Jupiter trend of growth, expansion and popularity. India is a super Leo, so of course it makes sense that they love Leo things, such as Gold.  India is also well known for other Leo things, such as their own hugely successful Bollywood industry, and for their colourful bright saris



I just read that Modi is thinking about re-monetizing gold (making it legal tender) since so many people in India have it already. Gold is already legal tender in about 8 different states in the US already.

Actually, Jupiter in Leo could very well represent Gold becoming re-monetized in other countries as well, since Jupiter is that planet that rules expansion, growth, popularity, prosperity and affluence.  It's now in the sign that rules Gold.  The re-monetization of Gold will at least be a subject of interest this year, or perhaps there will be a Global Currency Reset this year, with new currencies being backed by Gold.  There certainly has been a lot of talk about it, and Christine LaGarde of the IMF did specifically say in her speech earlier this year that there has to be 'a reset in the area of monetary policies" in the world.  She also said that monetary policies need to be reformulated, possibly of a different kind than we have now, or have had previously.  She said there needs to be a financial sector reform - it needs to be reset.  She also said there needs to be structural reforms in all markets.  She says there needs to be a re-set in many different areas, so I would not be surprised if a Global Currency Reset is part of their criminal agenda.     Christine LaGarde and Global Currency Reset


Leo represents royalty, so there may be a resurgence of interest in the monarchies around the world.  Perhaps the Royal Family will become more popular.  Prince Charles and Camilla are both Leo risings, and Queen Elizabeth has her Moon in Leo.  Perhaps they will be seen as more generous or magnanimous over the coming year.

Leo is also a fire sign, and with Jupiter here is could mean an excess of heat, or possibly of forest fires.  We should expect temperatures to be higher than expected.   Today the Vancouver Sun reported that British Columbia is on track for one of the worst fire seasons in a decade.  Vancouver Sun

Jupiter in Leo is squaring Saturn in Scorpio this fall and winter. The square doesn't become exact this year, but still, Saturn will be putting some limits on Jupiter's love of excess.  Saturn represents challenges, limits, authorities and repercussions. You reap what you sow, so if you do go to excess in some area of your life, you may have to account for it in some way.  

Gold is ruled by Leo, and Jupiter in Leo symbolizes the rise in the price of Gold As I wrote about in my post  Silver and Gold prices of 2014 and 2015, the price of Gold and Silver is likely to rise this summer and fall, but its still being manipulated from behind the scenes, with Saturn representing the corrupt banksters and manipulators.  However, Saturn leaves Scorpio and no longer squares Jupiter starting in early 2015, so we should start to see some real upward movement in the price of precious metals next winter/spring as the manipulation and suppression end, or somehow have less effect.

People who have planets or angles in the fire signs of Leo, Aries and Sagittarius will benefit the most from Jupiter's transit of Leo.  Still, everyone has Leo somewhere in their chart  -  think about what house Jupiter is transiting through and know that you will have blessings there for the coming year!

The last time Jupiter was in Leo was from August of 2002 to September of 2003. Think back to any events that happened then - how did your life expand, grow or change? There may be echoes of that in the coming year.


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

July shifts and IMF director Christine LaGarde's strange speech



During this month of July both Saturn and Uranus change direction, and Jupiter changes sign.  Saturn and Jupiter are both economy/market/business planets, so when they shift, there is usually some correlating shift in the economy or the market.

Jupiter enters the sign of Leo on July 16th, which is the sign that also happens to rule Gold.  This shift bodes very well for the price of Gold and Silver for the next 12 months.

So, what's happening in the world during July that might account for these upcoming changes?

A new video was just released that shows IMF (International Monetary Fund) director Christine LaGarde giving a speech about what to expect for 2014. (She took over from Dominique Strauss Kahn after he was charged with raping a New York Hotel Maid).   It's well known that the global elite and the bankster cabal that run the western world are heavily involved in Freemasonry, numerology and occult symbolism.  Occult just means 'hidden'.  Everyone knows it, but they don't usually come right out and blatantly say so!   Well, Christine LaGarde just did.

This video has gotten a lot of attention lately and I've seen it on a number of different websites with different synopses. She talks about the cycles of 7, and what to expect for 2014, using numerology.  Most people watching this video understand that she is delivering a hidden message of some sort, using numbers.   The majority of people seem to think she is saying the IMF is going to be doing something big on July 20, 2014.  By big, some think it could be a global currency reset, or perhaps even a popping of the stock market bubble.  The BIS (Bank of International Settlements - sort of the central banks' central bank) came right out and recommended to the Fed that they should do a 'controlled' popping of the stock market bubble as soon as possible.  That is a confirmed fact.  Whether they take the advice or not...we don't know.  The Fed never does anything too overt.

That is interesting, because both Saturn and Uranus change sign on July 20th. And, if there is a big shift in the economy, its most likely that Gold and Silver will be the winners, correlating with expansive Jupiter entering the sign of Gold on the 16th.

Have a look and see what you think. Check out all the comments on the Youtube page as well.








Thursday, 3 July 2014

Void of Course Moon table July 2014





For those of you who want to know about what Void moon phases are and how they work, click  here

All times listed in PDT
Moon is Void of Course during these times

July 3  9:21 pm - July 4  2:43 am

July 6  8:31 am - 12:34 pm

July 8  3:33 pm - 6:25 pm

July 10  5:19 pm - 8:25 pm

July 12  6:56 pm - 8:07 pm

July 14  12:23 pm - 7:40 pm

July 16  5:57 pm - 9:07 pm

July 17  5:26 am - 5:30 pm

July 18  7:18 pm - July 19  1:43 am

July 21  7:13 am - 9:36 am

July 23  5:53 pm - 7:59 am

July 25  6:53 am - July 26  7:55 am

July 27  5:38 pm - July 28  8:37 pm

July 31  7:48 am - 9:09 am




Tuesday, 1 July 2014

July 2014 Horoscope




                                        The Fortune Teller - Jean Georges Vibert




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Monday, 30 June 2014

Expect a shift in July 2014





We can expect more shifts in July as 3 planets change direction and Jupiter glides into a whole new sign.

July 20-21st is a very potent time period as Saturn goes direct and gallops through his final stretch in Scorpio, at the exact same time as unpredictable Uranus slows up and starts to move retrograde.

When a planet slows down and stations and then changes direction, his energies become intensified.  We feel the Saturn full force, and we will feel Uranus full force too.

As Saturn moves forward, we feel we can finally start to move forward with our major life goals.  Scorpio is the sign of elimination, death, purification and of releasing the old and no longer useful.  Scorpio tears down that which is no longer useful.  So, starting July 20th, we start to feel more confident about how to move into our future, and about what/who to keep around and what/who to let go of.

Generally speaking, Saturn brings up fear and self doubt.  He makes us feel we're just not cutting the mustard in some area of our life, which can either make us overachieve to compensate, or to avoid the area altogether.  Saturn in Scorpio has particularly highlighted issues of merging on a deeply intimate and/or sexual level, or merging with another on a financial level.  It could certainly bring up fear of rejection, or fear of being financially destitute.   For some it could be fear of aging or of death.  Who's going to look after me when I'm old?  Saturn in Scorpio has forced us to look at the increasing aging population and how there's just not enough assisted living available, or even housing for the aging baby boomers who want to downsize but still be independent.

Now that Saturn is moving forward (AND Mercury is moving forward too!), we're facing those fears and dealing with them in a realistic way.  It's actually liberating as we no longer have to run and hide from ourselves, and invigorating as we embrace our lives with new practical goals for our future.  This is a positive time to forge new alliances on all levels.  Set up a reliable structure (Saturn) for yourself that will help you to move through fear and attain those new goals.




Economically speaking, I'm not quite so optimistic.  Saturn in Scorpio represents the banksters - the IMF and the Federal Reserve and the banking elite.  The ones who control the purse strings - you know, the ones who have been printing trillions of dollars just because they feel like it and not caring that it's devaluing the dollar into oblivion.  Yeah, THOSE guys.  By the way, I learned something interesting yesterday.  The Federal Reserve is actually an independent and privately owned entity.  The US gov't has no sway over it, nor does any other governing body.  They are completely autonomous and are accountable to NO ONE!  This is why they are so scary - no one has the authority to stop their criminal actions.  Apparently JFK wanted to dismantle the Fed back in the 1960s, but they were not going to let that happen, and he got assassinated for it.

The Canadian dollar is in even deeper trouble.  I watched a presentation given by Mike Maloney as he discussed the economy of Canada as compared to the States.  Our amount of printed base currency is almost as large as that of the States, yet our population is 9x less.  Go figure.  That means our dollar has been debased to such a degree that it will soon be worthless.  Inflation isn't just about prices rising (which is true), but more that the value of the dollar has declined to such a degree that you can't buy much with it anymore.  Plus, our real estate bubble hasn't even popped yet. According to world experts, the Canadian real estate market is 60% overvalued. Which means we have a long way to fall when it does burst, because historically every bubble in history has always burst.  That's why they call them bubbles.

But I digress.  Saturn in Scorpio moving forward could represent the Banksters doing more dirty deeds.  Their time is limited though, as once Saturn ends his term in Scorpio, which will happen on Dec 24, 2014 as Saturn enters Sag, their influence should be minimized.  Hopefully.




This is good news for Gold and Silver however.   Jupiter entering Leo in mid July is a boon for gold and silver,  and Saturn moving direct should be as well, probably because there will be more trouble in the world and the economy, and gold and silver benefit as more and more people flee from fiat (paper) currency and move into real money.  Check out my post on Gold and Silver 2014 for more info.

At the same time, revolutionary Uranus moves retrograde on July 21st.  Uranus is all about change and liberation and freedom.  Uranus has erupted as riots and revolutions all over the world lately as people have demanded change from their corrupt government and banks. End the Fed Protests started in Germany and have expanded to 100 other cities in Europe.

Now that Uranus is stationary, his energies are intensified.  More and more people are 'waking up' out of their sheeple mode and finally seeing what is truly going on.  Uranus is about that 'ah ha' moment, when things become clear.  As Uranus goes retrograde, people are going to be doing more inner work about what freedom really means to them, and hopefully getting a few more 'ah ha' moments before Uranus goes direct again on December 22, 2014.  THEN things should really get interesting as that is when the people of the world could really make some change as Saturn changes signs and the elite lose their influence.


Sunday, 22 June 2014

Pope Francis is flexing his Papal Muscle - Mars again




In a recent post about the Catholic Church, I mentioned how the chart of the Church was being hit by the ongoing Uranus Pluto Square, and also how Pope Francis will likely challenge the Church and perhaps try to steer it in a better direction based on the aspects in his chart to the chart of the Church.

It looks like Pope Francis is indeed doing his best, and its all during this intense time period of June 13 -28 as Mars is triggering the Uranus Pluto square.  Just a few days ago he warned the public about the coming economic collapse and how it is the idolatry of money that is at the heart of the weak economy. Well, he's only partly right there, as its the banksters and the IMF and the US government that have weakened the economy, but at least he's getting the word out about how things are at a tipping point.

 "Our world cannot take it anymore. Our global economic system can't take any more," Francis said in an interview with Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia. "We discard a whole generation to maintain an economic system that no longer endures - a system that to survive has to make war, as the big empires have always done.  From naturalnews.com

Today he said he is 'excommunicating all mobsters from the Church.' !   Wow. This is quite a bold statement.  Very Marsy.  And of course this is all happening as Mars is triggering the Cardinal Grand Cross, when people are not starting to push back at whatever they feel is holding them back, or binding them too tightly. He is flexing his Papal muscle of sorts.  Unfortunately this is only a superficial attempt, as I explained in the other post about how mobsters and corruption are part of the Church on so many levels.

Still, its interesting from an astrological viewpoint.  Pope Francis has Pluto on his Mercury right now, so he feels a tremendous urge to get these powerful messages out there.  He's going to come into a lot of opposition though, as Pluto is right there in his 7th house of open enemies.  Pluto IS the mob, and they are powerful. His Solar Arc Mars is coming up to hit his Dsc as well, which means his open enemies are going to be fighting back in some way.   He is also having his Mars return in the next few days - a whole new cycle of taking action!   He has a lot of tough aspects in the next couple of years, which makes sense as we can now see the mission that he has set for himself.    Go Pope Francis go!

Monday, 2 June 2014

June 2014 Horoscope





    The fortune teller - Jihan Georges Vibert
                                                                        



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Saturday, 3 May 2014

Astrology of Hawaii


 



I've had a love affair with Hawaii my entire life.  I was lucky enough to have had parents that took me to Hawaii back in the 70s, before it was too commercial.   I've been back a number of times since then, and I just keep loving it more each time, despite its growing popularity.

Maui is considered to be the heart chakra of the world, which may be why so many energy workers, healers and artists are drawn to the area.

I'm not alone in my love I know.  There are are a growing number of Hawaii enthusiasts, and these are people who are absolutely smitten.  I read an article where the American Society of Travel Agents stated that out of the entire world, Hawaii came in first as the most relaxing vacation for their clients.  ( From Beat of Hawaii )

So, astrologically speaking, what is it about its chart that draws such an enthusiastic response?

Modern day Hawaii was born (incorporated) on Aug 21, 1959  10:10 am Honolulu, Hawaii.

Hawaii is a Leo Sun, with an Aries Moon.  Well, I'm an Aries Sun with a Leo rising, which makes the energy of Hawaii quite compatible with my own chart.     The MC is also at 22 Cancer, which happens to be my natal Moon sign exactly, so of course I adore the place.  I would expect people with strong Leo or Aries planetary placements to be drawn to its energy as well.

The Leo Sun makes it a star, and also denotes the 'holiday' aspect of the islands.  Leo is also ruled by the Sun, and the tropical sunshine and warm weather is one of the many reasons people love to go there.  That Leo Sun also symbolizes royalty and the monarchy, and tells of the long line of Queens and Kings that ruled Hawaii in times past.

The Aries Moon represents the people and its gives them a warrior's heart.  They've had struggles in their past and have had to fight for their culture.  The native Hawaiians are still fiercely protective of their land, and even ex pats who have lived in Hawaii for years and years are still considered to be Haoles (pronounces howlies).  The word Haole literally means 'no blood' or 'no life' and was used when white people came to Hawaii for the first time.  Hawaiians were surprised to see someone without color or 'Ha' meaning blood or life, so technically it should only apply to white people, but sometimes is used to generalize people from the mainland.   That Aries Moon is posited in the 7th house of 'others, and of 'open enemies', again showing their love-hate relationship of outside influence.  They need tourism to flourish, yet many still resent it at the same time.  



The Leo Sun is also opposing Chiron, showing how there has been wounding in their cultural past. 
Polynesians settled the island of Maui in waves; from the Marquesas sometime before 450 AD., and from Tahiti from 700 AD.  The Tahitian arrivals introduced the core pieces of Hawaiian traditional culture: language, economic activities, the hereditary class system, land tenure, religion, and customs such as the strict kapu system that affected all aspects of life. Hawaiian oral tradition lists an unbroken chain of twenty-five rulers. 

When the people of Maui came into contact with outsiders and diseases for which they had no immunity and no effective treatment, they began to die in vast numbers. Smallpox, measles, influenza, tuberculosis and cholera decimated the population.  Estimates range from 30% to 50% of the population died within a generation in the 19th century. The effect was catastrophic on the culture of Maui. The Hawaiian social system fell apart and outsiders filled the power vacuum.



One of the most notable and heroic figures in Hawaiian history is Queen Liliuokalani.  Queen Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian islands. She felt her mission was to preserve the islands for their native residents.  In 1898, Hawaii was annexed to the United States and Queen Liliuokalani was forced to give up her throne.

There are a couple of great books about her, such as   Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings and America's First Imperial Adventure.

 Also The Betrayal of Liliuokalani: Last Queen of Hawaii 1838-1917


                                                     Polynesian Cultural Center

The sign of Libra is rising, which makes it stunning in its beauty.  Libra also rules love and relationships, making Hawaii not just a place for romantic holidays, but also for weddings.  I've quite literally bumped into a number of weddings when on holiday there.  They are everywhere!  The romance/marriage asteroid Juno is also exactly conjunct the Ascendant.

Venus and Mars are in Virgo and posited in the 12th house.  The 12th house is a quiet house, a house of what is hidden, and has spiritual aspects to it. This could be why so many Neptunian types are drawn to the place.

Hawaii has 3 planets in Leo - Mercury, Uranus and the Sun.   Jupiter is about to enter Leo this summer on July 26th, so we can expect the popularity of Hawaii to expand even more this year!  I wouldn't be surprised to hear reports next year of how Hawaii had its best year in decades when it comes to tourism.  I myself am going to Maui this coming December - remember I won that trip -  so I will report back.  I'm going then deliberately to avoid the crowds, although its looking like that won't be possible this year in reality.



 

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Planting by the Moon

 

 
 
The planting season typically starts with the New Moon in Taurus, and this year the New Planting Moon also happens to be a Solar Eclipse in Taurus on April 28th.
 
The energy for growth begins with the New Moon, increases as we go through the Crescent and First Quarter Moon, and then peaks at the Full Moon.   The actual day of the New Moon is still dark - there is no light yet, so its best to wait a couple of days before you start planting.

The basic rule of thumb is - start planting crops, flowers and vegetables that bear fruit above the ground a few days after the New Moon and right up until the Full Moon to get the healthiesr vegetables, the biggest and most colourful flowers and the juiciest fruit.

For a little extra growing oomph, try to plant under the most fertile signs of the Moon, which are Taurus and Cancer, and then also the other water signs and earth signs (Virgo not as much).   We have a lovely Moon in Cancer on Saturday May 3rd and Sunday May 4th - perfect for weekend gardeners.



You've got right through to May 14th to plant, when the Moon comes to its peak at the Full Moon.  The few days surrounding the Full Moon are okay too,  but once it starts to wane and lose its light, then there's no more energy for the plants to bear juicy fruit or grow big flowers or be hearty and strong.  May 15th is fine too as the Moon is still in its Full Moon phase.   The Moon is void on May 16th, so definitely do not do any planting on that day.

Some astrologers say that the few days just before the Full Moon are the best, since this is when the Moon has its most light, and this is when there is more groundwater available for the plants to use and to grow.   I've done it, and the plants do very well, but I also like to plant on the most fertile days as well when the Moon is in an earth sign or a water sign.  The day before the Full Moon, the 13th, the moon is in Scorpio, which is also a fertile water sign.

On the weekend before the Full Moon, May 10th and 11th, the moon is in the sign of Libra.  This isn't the most fertile sign of course since its an Air sign, but it is the sign that rules beauty!  It can be a good time to plant flowers when you want big gorgeous blossoms, or for plants that you want to be extraordinarily beautiful.

The days from the Full Moon to the next New Moon - when the Moon is decreasing in light- is best to plant bulbs or vegetables that bear fruit under the ground.    It's also best to do weeding when the Moon is decreasing in light.

The Void Moon calendar still applies - do not plant when the Moon is Void.  All the  rules for void phases apply to planting since the Moon is the most important planet when it comes to gardening.

I will be getting my monthly Void Moon Calendar up this weekend.  For myself, I would start my planting on Saturday May 3rd or Sunday May 4th, when the Moon has light and energy and its in the most fertile sign of Cancer.    No voids to worry about either.  And then again just before the Full Moon. 

The next New Moon is on May 28th, so wait a few days from that date before planting.   Best days would be between June 1st and the 10th, which is the Full Moon. 

Happy planting!

 

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Gold and Silver prices and market manipulation





Bloomberg has recently come out and said that the Gold and Silver market has been manipulated for decades.  The world media has picked up on this and this information is everywhere now.

In financial astrology, we look at Saturn and Jupiter as the major trend setters for prices, and recently Saturn entered the sign of Scorpio.  If Saturn respresents authority figures, governments, central banks etc,  then in the sign of Scorpio, it shows how they're really manipulating 'other people's money' (Scorpio).

When Saturn entered the sign of Scorpio in Nov of 2012, right on cue the price of Gold dropped (Scorpio squares the gold sign of Leo). It went from a high of approx $1600/oz in the winter of 2012 down to $1300/oz by the summer of 2013. (canadian prices)  It perked up slightly in Oct of 2013, but then went down yet again to a low of $1200 by early Jan of this year. Then it started going up again in January, but has still been quite low since.

Since we all now know that the Gold and Silver market has been rigged for decades, it stands to reason that Saturn is represented by the IMF, central banks and big money guys. They deliberately pushed the price of Gold and Silver down a couple of years ago, just as Saturn entered Scorpio, and they are continuing to manipulate the price of precious metals now. Apparently its getting harder and harder for them to do so, since its costs them a lot of money to do it and there are diminishing returns each time.  

Jupiter enters Leo this July, which is the sign of Gold, and this should denote a surge in the price of Gold, except that manipulating and depressive Saturn is still holding it down.  It should still go up, but it won't go up as high as it will in 2015.

When Saturn leaves Scorpio and no longer squares Jupiter in Leo, that's likely when the manipulation either ends, or has little effect, and the price should really surge upward.

Jupiter is trine Saturn now, and having these two business planets in trine is helping to keep the economy afloat. On its last legs mind you, but nothing has crashed yet. Once Jupiter enters Leo and the two planets are in a square, that's when the economy could really start tanking. This is another reason why July is so important in the price of silver and gold. Once the global economy has a big scare or a panic takes place, gold and silver are where people go for safety, showing why Jupiter entering Leo at that time symbolizes the rise in price of silver and gold.

Jupiter in Leo will be trining Uranus in Aries in early-mid March 2015, and Venus and Mars will both be in Aries as well, setting up a very nice trine to that expansive Jupiter in the Leo sign of Gold. As we carry on through 2015, Jupiter in Leo will move direct again on April 7th, 2015, and will come up and trine that Uranus in Aries again, and it should definitely surge way upwards, as both Uranus and Jupiter are direct. It should surge in mid-April 2015 and continue to climb right through to late June.  Silver prices always follow Gold prices, so it stands to reason both will surge upward.

It's prudent to remember that whenever Gold and Silver rise, the dollar decreases in value.  So, in this case, the dollar is likely to be devaluing way more than it already is.  It doesn't bode well for the economy, unfortunately.

It's time to get your Gold (and silver) on!

Here is an absolute must-see video about what's really going on with the Economy.

The Obama Deception

Update May 15, 2014- Yesterday, it was announced that The London Silver Market Fixing Limited will end their Silver Fix on August 14, 2014. The end of the silver fix means that price of silver now has carte blanche to move up and down as it needs to, and since silver is highly undervalued right now, it will likely start to go up after that date. No more manipulation. This is definitely a move in the right direction as far as silver and gold goes. Read more here


 

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Sabian Symbols of the Cardinal Grand Cross



The Sabian Symbols were birthed by spiritualist and astrologer Marc Edmund Jones and clairvoyant Elsie Wheeler in 1925.  They give symbolic information about every single degree of every sign in the Zodiac.  In a personal chart they give uncanny descriptions of a person's life and destiny.  In 1953 Jones wrote his bestselling book '  The Sabian Symbols in Astrology describing them in both a positive and a negative application in a chart.
 
Astrologers Lynda and Richard Hill studied and revised them somewhat to make them easier to read and put out an amazing book called The Sabian Symbols as an Oracle which is what I'll be referring to in the degree descriptions below.

The Sabian Symbols are now used as a regular part of astrological interpretation, and not just for personal charts. You can also use them for event charts, horary charts, lunations, etc...and now we're going to use them for the Grand Cross Degrees to see what these degrees really symbolize.   It's about uncovering another layer of meaning and how it is affecting every person on the plane.  Those with planets or angles at this degree will feel it the most acutely, since these degrees/symbols are already active in their personal lives.

The Grand Cross degrees are 13.5 of Cardinal signs - we round up to 14 to get the Sabian symbol

The following excerpts are from the Hill's book The Sabian Symbols As An Oracle

Uranus is at 14  Aries -
Aries 14; - A Serpent Coining Near A Man And A Woman
There is a lot of tense emotion around relationships.  There is a confusion of tension, fear and passion.  Something or someone may be trying to come between you and a beloved.  Maybe you need to let go and find new depths to your ways of relating and relationships. Enticement.  Allurement.  The revelation of archetypal knowledge that may not be socially acceptable. If negative  - feeling guilty about being afraid to express your feelings.  Basic instincts and sexual energy,

Jupiter is at 14 Cancer
Cancer 14; A Very Old Man Facing A Vast Dark Space To The Northeast
You may be looking for some help or spiritual guidance, but it may be difficult to find through the usual channels.  As we become more enlightened there is a greater ability to see spiritual truth.  There needs to be a trust and courage that your inner wisdom is in touch with the higher truth,  This is the degree if Sirius.  If negative - a feeling of 'staring into a void.', a lack of purpose or a feeling of abandonment.

Mars is at 14 Libra
Libra 14; In The Heat Of The Noon, A Man Takes A Siesta
You may feel a need to to take a break even though you are in the middle of the situation.  To relax and recuperate at this time will serve to give you greater strength to complete the task at hand.  Meditation.  If negative - wasting time, being disinterested in things around you, losing energy or interest just when one should be at the peak of  of activity OR refusing to take a break.

Pluto is at 14 Capricorn
Capricorn 14; An Ancient Bas-Relief Carved In Granite Remains A Witness To A Long Forgotten Culture
The issue you may find in your situation is not so much in superficial display, but in the longevity and stability of the foundation or backdrop of your society.  Some things never fade, they stand as reminders of ancient eras, bringing messages from the past. Anonymous immortality.  Things carved in stone, or concrete.  Permanent records.  If negative - limitations by not allowing for changes.  Is this situation old and outworn?


It's certainly clear how some of these symbols are playing out in the world economy - especially the Pluto one, since Pluto rules the world economy and the controlling elite.  Unfortunately its the negative version of the Pluto degree. these symbols also give ideas about how we can channel this energy in a positive way.

I'll leave it to you to see how these symbols are represented in your own life.  Sabian Symbol books can also be used as an oracle, which I do regularly.  Just think of your question, and then open the book and see what that degree has to say about your situation.

 

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Uranus square Pluto - the internet and social media (Uranus) are blowing the whistle on Pluto

 

 

Right now we're in the midst of a hugely transformative Pluto square Uranus aspect that started  two years ago, and will continue on through to the middle of 2015.

Pluto in Capricorn symbolizes plutocracy in general, as well as major corporations, governments, the economy, the world central banking system (big banks) and the IMF (international monetary fund). Basically, the elite that run the world.  It also symbolizes that which is kept secret.  Pluto/Scorpio likes to operate in stealth mode, and control from behind the scenes.

Uranus, the planet of sudden change, revolution, revolutionaries, and of separation is challenging that Pluto.  As far as all that secrecy goes - Uranus is having none of that!

Uranus symbolizes the Internet!  It rules all social media too.  Here's an example of Uranus squaring Pluto in play -

Today we hear that the top attorney for the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) has just retired after 30 years with the SEC, and he has just come out and made a statement against them.  He basically said that the SEC is a fraud, and that everyone in positions of power that could have done something about the corruption on Wall Street, didn't do so.   Knowingly.  He said that they turned a blind eye to so much of the financial crime because they knew that when their jobs ended at the SEC, they could slide into a huge salary working for these same corrupt big banks.  That's why they always settled out of court and there was no admission of guilt for so many of these financial crimes - by all the banks, and not just JP Morgan.  Bloomberg News

This guy is a whistleblower, and a whistleblower would be Uranus, challenging the corrupt Pluto.

Because of the internet and all the social media, millions of people now know about this too, and have shared this story with all their friends, and so on and so on and so on.  I heard about it myself through the internet.

The amount of crime, and not just financial crime, that has come to the public's attention recently is staggering, and its all due to the internet.   Think of Julian Assange and Wikileaks, or Edward Snowden.  They are both major Uranian symbols here, taking on the big boys through the internet (Uranus again).  

Another example is the 15 bankers that all apparently committed 'suicide' since mid February.  People are saying now that they were 'suicided' meaning it was made to look like suicide.  These were all high mid level executives who likely knew too much.  Some from JP Morgan, and some from other banks.   Which makes you wonder what it is that's about to happen that is so bad that they needed to keep them quiet, or needed someone to blame.   The last two were just outrightly murdered and they didn't even bother to make it look like a suicide.  Many of these bankers were young too...in their 30s.  So, so sad.   And extremely scary,

Again, the internet is getting the word out so everyone is hearing about this, and most people are waking up as to the extent of the control, deceit and manipulation of the high level power players.

Earlier this year,  Bloomberg releases the article “Gold Fix Study Shows Signs of Decade of Bank Manipulation.”    Yep, the gold and silver market has been rigged for more than decade.  And because of the internet, millions more people are now aware of it.

This Uranus Pluto square aspect that is in effect and that is being intensified by the Cardinal Grand Cross right now -is being played out on the world stage as we speak.   Uranus rules whistleblowers and the internet, but it also rules surprises.  

I wonder, that as this Cardinal Grand Cross gets more precise, if some mind-blowing kind of manipulation or deceit by the Banks, IMF or the Government will be uncovered, and I wonder if it will be a complete game changer.  The genie will be out of the bottle, and you can't stuff her back in.  Things are certainly pointing in that direction.

I'm sure Uranus square Pluto will manifest in many other ways as well, but this could  be part of the scenario. 
 

Friday, 28 March 2014

India and its love of GOLD !




Gold is an integral part of the Indian culture, and it has been since ancient times.  Gold is seen as a symbol of purity, prosperity and good fortune.  It's sought by everyone - from the wealthy elite to the poor village farmer. It's considered 'honourable' to have gold.

Weddings are a huge, big deal in India, and they can last for days!  They're such a big deal that life savings can go into the preparation and execution of a wedding.   Naturally, Gold is an integral part of the wedding as well, and it can account for up to 50% of the cost.

 It's customary to give Gold as a gift at weddings, and Gold is still also given as a dowry to brides. Even though dowrys were outlawed in 1961, there is still an expectation of it.  Families often start saving right after a daughter is born to have enough Gold to give.

The saying in India is 'No Gold, No Wedding,'

Newborn babies are gifted with gold, and Gold is even gifted to Deities.  It has religious significance and huge ornamental value.

So, why do Indians love Gold so much?

The natal chart of India tells the story.  India is a Leo Sun sign, and not only that, India has 6 planets in Leo - the sign that rules Gold.





Venus in particular tells what a country loves.  In the sign of Leo, they love Gold.  The  Moon as well represents the populace of the country, and again in Leo, they have affinity to Gold.   The ruler of the 2nd house of Money is the Moon, and its in the sign of Leo, showing how Gold is viewed as currency, and denotes wealth and status.   Venus shows how the people of a country beautify themselves, or what they consider beautiful, and in Leo it shows how they love to use it in jewellery and to adorn themselves with it.  Gold is beautiful!  Saturn represents the structure of a community, but also its traditions and history, and here again in Leo it speaks to the long historical tradition of Gold.

Jupiter, the planet of abundance and expansion enters Leo this July.   If you think Gold is popular in India right now, just wait until the end of the year!  Jupiter shows what's popular and what people are enthusiastic about, and in Leo, people will be enthusiastic about Gold.  This will be a fantastic year for India with Jupiter coming up to conjunct all those Leo planets.  The price of Gold is most likely going to rise quite dramatically during the course of the coming year as well, so all that Gold as investment will really pay off.  And, if the US dollar standard finally drops out this year and we go back to a gold standard, they'll be well ahead of the game!

Are you a Leo?  Do you love Gold?


 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin split - Lunar Eclipse and Grand Cross fallout


Attribution - Andrea Raffin
 

Attribution - FEBensburger 

We're going to start hearing of more and more breakups in the next month or two, unfortunately.  The Cardinal Grand Cross is a game changer for many people, and Mars retrograde in the partnership/marriage sign of Libra is causing everyone to re-evaluate their relationships.

Gwyneth Paltrow is a Libra herself, so she's really feeling that retrograde Mars in her sign as well as the developing Cardinal Cross.

Plus, we're also within orb of the Lunar Eclipse on April 14th which is in the relationship sign of Libra again ( Lunar eclipses are in effect a full month or more before they actually happen), so we've got a tripple whammy thing going on for a lot of people when it comes to their love lives.  Librans especially.   We also have the North Node now in the sign of Libra as well, bringing focus to how he co-operate with each other.  So, in effect, we have a quadruple whammy! 

Gwyneth is a Pisces rising, making her extremely photogenic and giving her that ethereal beauty and glow.   The ruler of her 7th house of relationships is Mercury at 11.5 degrees of Libra, which is being hit by the developing Cardinal Grand Cross of 13.5 degrees cardinal.  Right now Uranus is almost exactly opposing that Mercury in her chart.  Uranus oppositions are classic aspects to see for breakups.  I remember Tom Cruise had it when he and Nicole split up.  The April 14th Lunar Eclipse hits her Uranus (break ups) and her Chiron (wounding).

She also is in the midst of Saturn squaring her Venus, which shows the heartbreak and sadness.  And today, the day it was announced, the transiting Sun is exactly opposing her natal Sun, which denotes stress and inner tension, and even physical or emotional weakness.  We're always weakest when the Sun is opposing our natal Sun sign. 

Chris Martin's transits don't look as bad.  He is going through the mid life crisis transit of Pluto square Pluto that most people go through at his age, and it does have to do with letting go and regenerating in some capacity.   The April 14th lunar eclipse is on his Chiron and Venus, which shows changes and possible endings in his love life.  But, he also has Jupiter trining his Sun and his Uranus!  These transits are more about expansion, moving outward, freedom and liberation.   He also has Uranus trining his Saturn, which is helping him break out of old patterns and change old structures.  The rumours surrounding their infidelities are all over the gossip sites - you can check one out here.

There's more to come with this story as the Eclipse gets closer and the Grand Cross develops.  Some  surprising information may come to light as to why they really split.  Stay tuned!

Friday, 21 March 2014

The Mars effect


 
Right now Mars is is retrograde in the sign of Libra. When a planet goes retrograde, it comes much closer to the earth than normal.   When its this close to the earth, its effects are much stronger and more intense as well.  We're all feeling more Marsy.

Some people say a planet is weaker when its retrograde.  Actually, it's stronger because of its proximity to the earth, and its characteristics are emphasized.

Mars is the God of War.   Mars rules all things related to anger, conflict, aggression, belligerence, explosions, fires, cuts and military action.  People act out at these times.  Mars also rules sex, passion, how you go after what you want, and gives you energy and drive.

This can also play out as being more focused and driven in one certain area.  I'm certainly feeling it myself and have been extremely focused with reading and researching.   The Mars ruled signs of Aries and Scorpio may be feeling it the most, as well as Librans of course since Mars is in the sign of Libra.  If Mars is retrograding on to a planet or an angle in your chart you're really going to feel it too, but everyone will feel it to some extent or another.

So, all these Mars ruled areas are intensified right now.  We can see it on the world stage of course with the Russia and the Ukraine, as well as the possible hijacking of the missing Malaysian plane, and the recent helicopter crash in the US.

Add this intensity on to the already developing intense Cardinal Grand Cross in April, which Mars is starting to come into alignment with, and we're in for a very bumpy ride for the next month or so.

Positively, you'll accompish a lot if you can harness this energy.  Its more about feeling motivated as opposed to have lots of energy, but i suppose one translates into the other. I ended up cleaning out every single cupboard in my kitchen and threw out old food and rearranged things into nice neat little rows.  You know that cupboard that you have that's a complete disaster - the one where you can't see anything cause everything is all crammed in together and things fall out whenever you open the door?   And its been that way for years and all you do is just cuss at it?  Yep, I finally dealt with that cupboard.  I then went out and bought new supplies.   I was exhausted, but my kitchen looks great.  Thank you Mars!
 

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Uranus square Pluto - the end of the US dollar standard



Financial astrology supports what the world economists have been saying for years now. The US dollar is tanking,  yet they just keep printing more and more currency which of course just devalues it even more.  

 Right now we're in the midst of a hugely transformative Pluto square Uranus aspect that has already changed the landscape of how we live our life.  It started a two years ago, and will continue on through to the middle of 2015, with certain time periods being more intense than others.

Pluto in Capricorn symbolizes plutocracy in general, as well as major institutions, corporations, governments, the economy, the world central banking system and the IMF (international monetary fund).

Uranus, the planet of sudden change, revolution, breaking apart and of separation is challenging that Pluto.  Countries are going bankrupt, people are losing their pensions, and some their homes. 

This aspect is HUGE!  This aspect changes everything.  This aspect symbolizes the end of a certain mindset and way of living.  The old world order (pluto) is being demolished for the new world order (uranus). 

What's really happening is the end of the US dollar standard.

Here's a wonderfully informative video from financial expert Michael Maloney. He actually put out a series of them, 6 in all, explaining in a very calm and simple manner how the US dollar standard is ending and why, the history behind currency and their cycles, why the economy is tanking, the global picture, as well as the cycles of gold and silver and what is coming up in that regard. Wonderful video. Highly recommend. Watch it here .  This is number 3 in a his series.

From a non astrological point of view - Robert Kiyosaki's (Rich Dad Poor Dad) seminars on YouTube are a clear and concise source of information.   He is arguably one of the world's most successful investors, yet he is also an educator.  He is trying to teach people how to work with the changes and not be left with nothing.   He is not an astrologer (that I know of), but he speaks from experience.   He recommends gold and silver, simply because its real money that has real value.  Cash is trash, or it soon will be.  He also reminds us that there is only about 6 years of silver left in the world.  After that, its gone. At the rate India is buying it up though, it could be sooner than that.

 There has been speculation for years now that the Gold has been running out, and that they've been covering it up. Can you imagine what would happen if the world found out that the US actually doesn't have any Gold ?  As CEO and economy expert Eric Sprott says -  "What happens to the bond markets and stock markets when you have to admit that it’s been a fraud the whole time?”

And what about India?  India has recently been buying up Silver bullion like there's no tomorrow.   .   Last spring India bought up 250 tons of silver in one month, 500 tons the next, and eventually bought up 16% of the entire world silver market in 2013!  Not much left for the rest of us, since Silver is a consumable product used in technology.  Once its used, its gone.

And what about China? .There is speculation that they have secretly accummulated tons of gold - 5,000 tons. Much much more than most people thought.  The Chinese know that the US dollar standard is coming to an end, and they are likely hoarding gold to back their own currency.   This scenario will send the price of gold surging upward as well, and we may very well see a gold-backed Yuan in the future.

Robert Kiyosaki says - 'Cash is trash'. The US dollar is continuing to devalue, and at the rate that things are falling apart, he says it looks like 2016 will be when it tanks altogether.

Robert has a book out which goes into more detail about how to survive the coming rough years. 

Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money

He's pretty close when one looks at the astrological timing, but it will likely be well before 2016.  We've got the most intense hit of all this coming April (Cardinal Grand Cross), then another exact hit in Dec of 2014, and then the last and final hit in March of 2015.  That's when we will be looking at exactly what has irrevocably (Pluto) changed in our lives.  Irrevocably meaning its over, its done and there is no going back. 

In terms of timing, we still have the two business planets Saturn and Jupiter in a trine right now.  This offers some small support in terms of the economy.  But what happens when Jupiter enters Leo on July 26th and those two planets will then in a square aspect?  That is the point where we may see things really start to go downhill economically.  So, the April Grand Cross is one major timer, and the Jupiter sign change is another.

Here is a must-see video that lays out what's really going on with the economy - the power players that are actually runing the show and their agenda.  The Obama Deception



Friday, 7 March 2014

Silver and Gold prices 2014-2015



The two business planets, Jupiter and Saturn, are the main drivers when it comes to the prices of GOLD and SILVER, and the stock market too.   Jupiter expands the price and the popularity of whatever he touches, so the sign that Jupiter is transiting through at any given time describes the types of industries/commodities that should do well. Jupiter makes things popular, and people get enthusiastic about whatever Jupiter's sign represents, and the market reflects that.  Saturn does the opposite - Saturn restricts.  We're talking trends here, so its not always as black and white as this, but still - the trend is there.

For example, when Jupiter is in the sign of Gemini, cell phone companies stock prices tend to go up, and all things to do with communications, networking, education - so one might want to invest in a bookstore, or perhaps a Railroad stock.

The opposite will happen when Saturn is in the sign of Gemini - these same industries tend to go through a slump and their stock prices tend to go down.  This actually provides an excellent buying opportunity -  because at some point in the next 12 years Jupiter will come back and support these industries again.  

Rule of thumb is to buy low and sell high, which sounds like a no brainer, yet most people don't do this.  They tend to buy high, because Jupiter makes them 'enthusiastic' to buy that particular industry/stock, which is why that industry price tends to go up.  Buy stock in industries when Saturn is hitting them, and sell when Jupiter is hitting them.  If everyone is already buying something, then its already too late.  You've come in at the end of the trend.  Astrology helps you to know where the trend is heading before it actually gets there.

I'll give you a quick rundown of a few of the industries that are ruled by each sign

Aries - aerospace/defence, dental, diamonds, eyeglasses, fitness, fireplaces, metals, military, war things, surgical.

Taurus - banks, beauty supplies, cattle, collectables, copper, financial services/institutions, massage, art as an investment

Gemini - advertising, car parts and cars, bikes, books, buses, education, newspapers, radios, railroads, phones, writing supplies

Cancer - homes, housing companies, real estate, bakeries, restaurants, food supply, grocery, hotels, kitchens, milk, silver

Leo - gold, amusement parks, gambling, holidays, games, recreation, stockbrokers, golf, RVs

Virgo - accountants (with Scorpio), accounting supplies, health care, hairdressing (with Libra), pharmaceutical (with Pisces), food processing, harvesting, herbs, health spas, nursing, servants, small pets, vets

Libra - clothing, art for esthetic appeal, confectionary, fashion, jewels, partnerships, anything to do with marriage and weddings

Scorpio - accounting, bathrooms, cemeteries, insurances, taxes, research, psychology, healing, hospice

Sagittarius - travel, advertising, publishing, religious institutions, sports gear, universities, higher learning

Capricorn - corporations, cement, coal, clocks and watches, engineers (with Scorpio), gerontology, nursing homes, office buildings, vaults, bones, teeth

Aquarius - aerospace, airplanes, astrology, metaphysics, commodities and futures, computers and technology, electrical, radio and TV, satellites, science

Pisces - drugs, alcohol, charity, chemicals, churches, fantasy, film, health care, hospitals, oceans, oil, photgraphy, poison, podiatry, shoes (with Libra), prison, dancing.


SILVER is ruled by the sign Cancer, and GOLD is ruled by Leo.  Therefore, when Jupiter hits Cancer, the price of Silver should go up.  Theoretically.  So, let's have a look.  Over the last 10 years, Silver prices rose dramatically in 2010, and went right up to almost $50 per ounce.  Jupiter was in the sign of Pisces for pretty much all of 2010, which is in trine to the sign of Cancer.  At the same time, Uranus was also in the sign of Pisces.  Jupiter and Uranus together can mean sudden huge surges upward, both in a sign that supports (trines) the Silver sign of Cancer.   The price of Silver topped out at $50 per ounce in April of 2011 and then started to go back down again.  Jupiter had just entered the sign of Aries in early 2011, which is square Cancer, so it makes sense that the price would start to back off.



Gold is ruled by the sign of Leo.   When Saturn is in Leo, Gold should be low.  When Saturn is in the signs that square Leo (Scorpio, Aquarius), it should also be low.   Saturn is in the sign of Scorpio right now, and has been for the past 1.5 years.  Saturn will continue to be in the sign of Scorpio right through to Jan of 2015, so theoretically the price of Gold should not rise exorbitantly until next year. 


                                                                                             Hadrian Roman Gold coins
                                                                      

Saturn entered the sign of Scorpio in Nov of 2012, and right on cue the price of Gold dropped.  It went from a high of approx $1600/oz in the winter of 2012 down to $1300/oz by the summer of 2013.    It perked up slightly in Oct of 2013, but then went down yet again to a low of $1200 by early Jan of this year.  Then it started going up again a bit in January.

Jupiter enters the sign of Gold -Leo- this July 2014.  Theoretically, this should make the price of Gold rise -  although the Saturn in Scorpio squaring that Jupiter in Leo may keep a lid on the price, but it should still go up.  Once Saturn moves out of Scorpio and into Sag in Jan of 2015, the price of Gold has carte blanche to really move upward.

Still, when Jupiter enters Leo mid-July, its going to come up and trine Uranus in Aries, which could send the price of Gold surging upward since Aries is trine to Leo and therefore is supportive.   Yes, that Saturn in Scorpio might keep the lid on anything climbing too sky high, but we should still see a surge.  However, its next year when things really start to rock and roll.  Jupiter in Leo will be trining Uranus in Aries in early-mid March, and Venus and Mars will both be in Aries as well, setting up a very nice trine to that expansive Jupiter in the Leo sign of Gold.  As we carry on through 2015, Jupiter in Leo will move direct again on April 7th, 2015, and will come up and trine that Uranus in Aries again, and  it should definitely surge way upwards, as both Uranus and Jupiter are direct. It should surge in mid-April 2015 and continue to climb right through to late June.

2015 is the year to watch for both Gold and Silver to hit sky high levels - especially March through to July.

Since we all now know that the Gold and Silver market has been rigged for decades, it stands to reason that Saturn is represented by the IMF, central banks and big money guys.   Bloomberg was the first media outlet to put this information out there, and now pretty much everybody knows.   They deliberately pushed the price of Gold and Silver down a couple of years ago, just as Saturn entered Scorpio, and they are continuing to manipulate the price of precious metals now.  Apparently its getting harder and harder for them to do so, since its costs them a lot of money to do it and there are diminishing returns each time.   When Saturn leaves Scorpio, and no longer squares Jupiter in Leo, that's likely when the manipulation either ends, or has little effect, and the price should really surge upward then.

Update - It was just announced (May 2014) that the London Silver Fix is ending for good as of August 14, 2014.   Precious metals manipulation is now starting to end, just as Saturn is heading out of Scorpio.

Jupiter is trine Saturn now, and having these two business planets in trine is helping to keep the economy afloat.  On its last legs mind you, but nothing has crashed yet.  Once Jupiter enters Leo and the two planets are in a square, that's when the economy could start to get on really shaky ground.  This is another reason why July is so important in the price of silver and gold.  Once the global economy has a big scare or a panic takes place, gold and silver are where people go for safety, showing why Jupiter entering Leo at that time symbolizes the rise in price of silver and gold.

Here's a wonderfully informative video from financial expert Michael Maloney. He actually put out a series of them, 5 in all, explaining in a very calm and simple manner how the US dollar standard is ending and why, the history behind currency and the cycles, as well as why the economy is tanking, the global picture, as well as the cycles of gold and silver and what is coming up in that regard. Wonderful video. Highly recommend. Watch it here. 




Sunday, 16 February 2014

Uranus Pluto square - the end of the Catholic Church ?


 The Uranus Pluto square has been in effect for the last couple of years, and will continue to be in effect for another two.  It's an aspect of massive change on a global level, as we've seen politically, economically, religiously, in the extreme weather patterns, as well as on a personal level. 

Pluto will break down and irrevocably transform Capricornian type entities - corporate structures, big business, governments as well as the Catholic church.  Plutocracy too is being sytematically broken down (defines a society or a system ruled and dominated by the small minority of the wealthiest citizens).   Uranus in Aries symbolizes challenge, extreme change, separation, fighting for what's right, sudden violence, etc. These two planets are now in a tense square, and we're seeing big businesses and corporate structures fall, we've seen actual governments fall, and we've seen the economy crumble and barely hang on.  That which is built on false foundations will be torn down, and Pluto is ruthless in exposing the secret and ugly underbelly of these giant structures.

Uranus is also symbolizing the common man, the person who had to live by his governments rules, and who now has to pay the price for the government's irresponsibility.  Just ask any Greek citizen what happened to his pension plan.  Poof!  Gone. Uranus is symbolizing the common man rising up and fighting, taking a stand, exposing the dark secrets and under-handed dealings that the power brokers of the world have tried to get away with.

The Catholic Church is a perfect symbol of Pluto in Capricorn.  It's a highly patriarchial organization with extreme power.  Sex abuse litigation has cost the church more than $3 billion in payouts to victims in the U.S. alone, and has caused many archdioceses to file bankruptcy in recent years.  This scandal has exposed the sick and twisted goings-on inside the church over and over and over again. Yet people still show up to Sunday mass.

The Vatican bank scandal involves money laundering, mafia involvement in the organization, anonymous accounts and what are politely described as shady transactions. Scary, scary stuff.

So, is there more to come for the Catholic Church?

We need to check the natal birth chart to find out.

Italian Vatican II
October 11, 1962
9 am
Vatican city, Italy

Oct 11 was the opening ceremonies

Italian Vatican II is considered the chart for the modern Catholic Church - there was a general modernization of the practice of Catholicism.  The sessions didn't start until Oct 13th, but the first day was the opening ceremony of only the mass and all the attendants- some 3500 people.  So, we use Oct 11th at 9 am.

The modern Catholic Church is a Libra.....17.5 degrees of Libra to be exact.

I was wondering if it was going to be one of the casualities of the Grand Cardinal Cross in April of this year, and it looks like it won't escape unscathed.  It's not being hit exactly, as the Grand Cross happens at exactly 13.5 degrees of cardinal, so the Catholic Church's Sun is about 4 degrees away.  We will likely hear of some sort of scandal or trouble in the Church then, but I think its more in the next few years that the Church may finally end as we know it.  

 
Uranus comes up and opposes that Sun though all of 2015 and early 2016.  Uranus shakes the Vatican up big time.   Remember when lightning stuck the Vatican on Feb 11th  2013 ?   It was just hours after news broke that Benedict XVI was nearly immediately leaving the papacy.  It was speculated that he was involved in a child rape scandal as the reason why.  Lightning is literal Uranus!   I wonder what the upcoming Uranus transit will bring for the Church - Uranus is opposing the Church's Sun, so something is coming at them from the outside.  The opposition itself is an aspect of separation and breaking apart, and add in the fact that Uranus is in in violent Aries, it sounds like a sudden lightning bolt event (figuratively or literally) that will expose more secrets, as the Church's Sun is in the 12th house of 'secrets and hidden things.'   This Uranus transit will set the stage for breakup and change, and then Pluto comes in and demolishes/transforms it through all of 2017.

The Catholic Church as we know it now will end in some way then - some irrevocable way.  The Church as we know it will die, but it could also re-birth itself into a new kind of church, or a new entity altogether.  What kind that will be I have no idea.   The Church is also having its progressed lunar return that year....a cycle which began 30 years ago and will end in 2017, again symbolizing an ending of some sort.

What about Pope Francis?  What part will he have to play in all this?

Judging from his chart, it looks like he will challenge the Church and perhaps try to steer it in a better direction.  Well, we can hope anyway.  Notably, his Mars in Cancer exactly conjuncts the Church's Pluto in Cancer -  this is an aspect of war and a battle of wills.  It won't be easy for him.

Pope Francis has already warned against accepting men for the priesthood who may have been implicated in sexual abuse or other problems, saying the protection of the Catholic faithful is most important.

"We must form their hearts. Otherwise we are creating little monsters. And then these little monsters mold the people of God. This really gives me goose bumps," he was quoted as saying.  He frequently criticizes 'careerism' among men of the cloth.

Pope Francis Warns of Fallout from Newly Trained Priests


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Saturday, 11 January 2014

Cardinal Grand Cross April 2014





As most of you may already know, we're on the midst of a transformative Pluto Uranus square, which has been in effect for the last couple of years, and will continue to be in effect until next spring.   It's an aspect of huge change on a global level, as we've seen politically, economically, in the extreme weather patterns, as well as on a personal level. 

Everyone is going through their own personal revolution in some way, and some more than others.  Everyone is being forced out of their comfort zone somehow, and the people with planets in the early degrees of the cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are likely to be going through the most change.  These people are already starting to experience big transformations in their lives.

Uranus is in Aries and Pluto is in Capricorn, and now Jupiter in Cancer is also in the mix, t-squaring them both.  So, what happens in April?   Mars happens - the God of War!  Mars is in Libra, and he goes retrograde on March 1st, and stays retrograde until May 17th, 2014.  Mars is the planet of assertion, aggression, sex, anger, how you get your needs met, how you go after what you want, competition, sports, war, combat etc....you get the idea.  Mars is not at his happiest in the sign of Libra, as Libra is the sign of partnerships and agreements and of being polite and nice,  (the antithesis of Mars) so his more domineering and assertive energies will still come out, but they may have to go underground and could come out in a more passive aggressive kind of way.  For some these energies get repressed, and that's when people can explode. 

In mid April, the Uranus Pluto square becomes exact, and Jupiter comes in to make it an exact t-square, and then Mars comes in to make it an EXACT DEGREE grand cross!   All the planets will be at 13.5 degrees of cardinal signs.

It's quite stunning really, how these 4 planets come together so precisely, which makes their energies all come together and release at exactly the same time. 



Mercury is part of this Grand Cross as well, as he comes in and triggers it on April 14th.  Mercury is 'the messenger', so we may hear some sort of mind-blowing news at this point, on a personal or a global level.  April 20th is when it is at the beginning of its most intense phase, as the Moon is in Capricorn and triggering the whole thing, and then its on April 22nd when Mars moves into its exact position and squares the already existing exact T-square.  You're going to be feeling it all month though, mostly from the 14th onward.   The Sun conjuncts Uranus on April 2nd, and then triggers the developing Grand Cross from the 2nd to the 4th, so we may see something starting as early as then.
Still, the 14th looks like a big day as far as world news goes, as that also happens to be the day of the Total Lunar Eclipse! 

On a global level, this is probably the most volatile and intense time of the last few decades.  Some even say in our lifetime.  We can expect possible acts of terrorism, natural disasters, earthquakes, extreme weather, and either war or an escalation of some military conflict.  We could also expect the economy to go into even deeper crisis mode at this time, perhaps as a response to some disaster in the world, or maybe its when the rest of the world finally gives up on the US dollar standard.  These planets are all in cardinal signs, which are action signs. Things happen in action signs.  No one knows for sure what's going to happen, but at the very least we'll get to see how things are not working and how the current world set-up is no longer viable.  We're going to see things crack open, but besides breakdowns we may also see amazing breakthroughs, or hear of some astounding new technological advancement.  Perhaps they will find a new cure that will impact the world.   Whenever Uranus is involved, you know it will be sudden and surprising.

On a personal level, we're making shifts.  You've already been nudged out of your comfort zone, so you already know where the changes are happening - so do what you can to move forward into change, instead of resisting it and fighting it.  If you've already been lobbying for change, this is when you may see some results. This is when things will happen.  They are conflictual energies for sure, but sometimes a little conflict is what is needed to break away.  You may become brave now, even if it is impetuous and sudden.   This is a deciding month for relationships.  The relationship asteroid Juno hits that Grand Cross degree of 13.5 Aries in early April, which again speaks to changes in the status quo of many relationships.

To work with this energy, think about the planets involved. Your ideals or belief systems (Jupiter) may need to change (Uranus), in an irrevocable way (Pluto). Uranus is also the great 'liberator', as he rids us of unwanted baggage by separating us from what is no longer in our best interest. Mars says that one needs to make a personal effort, and it may mean that you're giving something another try (retrograde) or dealing with something from before, or reconsidering your previous actions/attitudes/behaviours.  Think of all this as accelerated change.  Everyone's going to be affected in some way, but those with planets in mid degrees of Cardinal signs are going to feel it the most.

When Mars is in retrograde, do not initiate war, as you will lose, according to astrologer Lynn Koiner.  On a personal level this could mean litigation - don't sue somebody when Mars is retrograde.  Lynn says that the initiator of the 'battle' is the one who will lose.  We pray and hope the US does not enter into another war at this time, but it is such a volatile signature.  It looks like the Ukraine is being really hit by this aspect already.

So, who's being hit directly by this Grand Cross?

Putin's Sun is at 13 degrees of Libra
The US has its Sun at 13 degrees of Cancer.
Russia's Mars is at 13° Capricorn.
China's Mercury is at 13° Libra.

China's Mercury is being hit - Mercury is the 'messenger;, so I wonder if we're going to be hearing news out of China during this time.  My own city of Vancouver was incorporated on April 6th, so its being hit by the Grand Cross as well. 

Notable personalities with Suns close to 13.5 degrees Cardinal
Alec Baldwin  (new Dad)
Mel Gibson
Bradley Cooper
Tom Cruise
The Dalai Lama
Matt Damon
Simon Cowell (first time Dad)

Those with Moon close to 13.5 degrees Cardinal
Angeline Jolie
Rhianna
Kate Winslet
Anne Hathaway
Johnny Depp (just got engaged)

Those with Venus close to 13.5 degrees Cardinal
George Clooney
Rhianna
Ashley Judd
Bill Clinton
Miley Cyrus
Diane Lane

We may hear more from these people in the news in the coming month.

Make sure you yourself are not doing something really dumb on those most intense days - like don't go rock climbing and don't speed and don't be reckless in any way.  Do not provoke anyone. Seriously.

Some astrologers are predicting a complete economic meltdown for April of 2014.   Well, we still have Jupiter and Saturn -the business planets - trining each other, which offers some small protection as some other astrologers have pointed out.   But, its highly likely we're going to be shown how the old world economy is no longer viable.  This could play out in a million different ways.  Very likely there will be sovereign banking systems that fail.  Slovenia is probably going down this year, according to CEO and expert Eric Sprott, and Japan is in dangerous territory.  Maybe the Federal Reserve will finally have to admit that they don't have the gold in reserve that they say they do, and that they've been covering up for decades!   If that happens, then what do you think will happen to the market?  Whatever happens will make us sit up and realize there is no going back to the way it used to be.  More bank bail ins (gov't confisacting funds from citizens) are highly likely, even here in Canada,   Jupiter and Saturn are trining each other now, but when Jupiter shifts into Leo on July 26th, it will then square Saturn in Scorpio.  The two business planets will no longer be in trine, but in a square.  This could be when things really start to get more dramatic economically.

There will be shifts and change certainly - on a literal, financial and emotional level.  Focus on your own personal life instead, and look at how you're using your power (pluto) or not, and look at where you can make positive changes in your life.

This energy is going to be played out within relationships on a personal level for the most part, as Mars is in the relationship sign of Libra.  Romantic relationships will be key of course, but any kind of relationship comes under fire - love, platonic, business, financial, consultants, health professionals, therapists - you get the idea.

I think these times are forcing people to rely more on faith and trust and turn inside to a more spiritual place.  Really, where else can you go when the external world no longer feels safe?   Neptune has recently entered its home sign of Pisces, and this heralds a shift towards a more spiritual perspective.   New structures and beliefs cannot be built up until the old corrupt ones are ripped down.   This aspect is ripping those old structures down.  

Besides all this, April also happens to be an Eclipse month !.  We have a Total Lunar Eclipse on April 14th, and then a Solar Eclipse on April 28th.   Eclipses are intense, and the lunar eclipse on the 14th is particularly intense as its Total and not Partial.   On the Lunar Eclipse, we also happen to have Mercury come in and conjunct Uranus and trigger that Grand Cross degree.   Eclipses are times of change, of endings and of beginnings, and we almost always hear of notable figures passing away at these times.

To get even more information, lets check out the Fixed Stars. 

ARCTURUS is conjunct the Lunar Eclipse Moon -  is of the nature of Jupiter and Mars.  This symbolizes the daring to strike out and take a new path or to try a new way.  To go in a new whole direction.

ACHERNAR - is conjunct the eclipse Chiron.  It promises happiness and success through integrity, moral and religious fortitude and steadfastness in philosophical beliefs.  It also brings the risk of rapid endings.



There have been more mainstream media reports of UFOs lately, like that one the pilot from the British Airways jet reported  day or so ago.  I wonder if April will be when we hear of more, as Jupiter and Uranus in aspect is classic for these kinds of things, and especially when you factor in the other cardinal planets.  Perhaps there will be some sort of contact.  The above pic is one I found at over at The Vike Factor  and it was taken over Deep Cove in North Vancouver on August 26, 2013 - you can make out the spherical object hovering overhead. 

Check out my post Silver and Gold prices and the Cardinal Grand Cross.

Also check out Uranus square Pluto - the end of the US dollar standard