March 10th, 2011
At midnight tonight GMT Uranus moves into Aries for the first time in 84 years. Last time this happened was in 1927, which was a time of immense technological development especially in flight (but was also the beginning of the ascendancy of Hitler and Stalin). Astrologers say that Uranus in Aries brings a seven-year period when charismatic individuals become the focus of attention and that from 2011 to 2018 the world will see radical groups going head to head with restrictive governments, rather like we have been seeing with Julian Assange and Wikileaks. Reprisals against Wikileaks by on-line banks and service providers led to a wave of cyber-attacks from Wikileaks supporters. But the major event connected with the entry of Uranus into Aries has been the surprise announcement by the Dalai Lama that he is quitting politics. In his words: “Tibetans need a leader elected freely by the Tibetan people, to whom I can devolve power”. Perhaps democratic leadership as opposed to autocracy will be a major theme over the next seven years.
And another has been the 8.9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan which has prompted tsunami warnings as far as Hawaii. Astrologers point out that when Pluto entered the sign of Sagittarius on January 17th 1995, the disastrous Kobe earthquake occurred and major planetary movements often coincide with significant geological phenomena. Astrologically, earthquakes are often said to reflect political upheaval in the country where they occur. For example the Haicheng earthquake in 1975 occurred in China simultaneously with Mao Tse Tung’s death. We will see what other events the momentous sign change of Uranus will evoke in the weeks to come.
November 24th, 2010
The life of a miner is almost impossible to understand for someone who has never been down a mine. 2000 meters under the surface the temperature is 35C and the humidity 90%. There is no light, except for the lamp in your helmet. So when the mine collapses - as it did for the 33 Chilean miners on August 5th, 2010 - and you have two days food rations to survive on, death seems a near certainty. Death is what comes to most miners under these circumstances. In China at the same time there was a mine explosion which killed 37 miners. (In fact over 2500 miners lost their lives in China in 2009.) Read the rest of this entry »
September 17th, 2010
It’s been a long time. Neptune was discovered on September 23, 1846 and as it takes 165 years to go around the Sun, it is only recently that it has returned to its discovery position, which was 26 degrees Aquarius. One year after its discovery Neptune entered the sign it was later to have rulership over… Pisces. We have just experienced a Neptune birthday, and on April 4, 2011 this enormous planet will enter Pisces once again. This is going to be quite an event. Read the rest of this entry »
August 17th, 2010
Once upon a time, nobody had a problem with astrology. It had always been part of the curriculum at major learning institutions until the Renaissance because people simply felt the harmony between man and cosmos. Looking at the magic movement of the planets over the bright, night sky, whilst the stars stayed still and the moon went from new to full, there was a sense of connection between earthly and heavenly developments. The basic principle of astrology is that the smallest thing in the universe is subject to the same process as the largest. The same rules apply to both, and an action in one sphere will reflect an action in another. Major practitioners of religions like Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism developed systems for interpreting planetary configurations and astrology evolved into a huge body of knowledge. Read the rest of this entry »
August 17th, 2010
Normality is soon to be a thing of the past, and over the next half decade we will be witness to social, technological, political and personal transformations which will result in a world quite different to the one we know today. This could have been said in 1988 - just prior to the Saturn, Uranus and Neptune conjunctions opposite Jupiter, which precipitated the New World Order and fall of communism. It could also have been said of the mid sixties - just prior to the Uranus/Pluto conjunction opposite Saturn, which polarized youth and age and evoked a social revolution. It could have been said of the early 1940’s, when Jupiter conjoined Saturn in Taurus and squared Pluto going on to conjoin Uranus, which led to Germany’s seizure of most of Europe’s land. Read the rest of this entry »
August 16th, 2010
On a major fault line between the North American and Caribbean tectonic plates, the island of Hispaniola is to be found, which is composed of Haiti on the west and the Dominican Republic on the east. This island has been ravaged by hurricanes and earthquakes for centuries, but no cataclysm has been as disastrous as the earthquake that hit the capital of Haiti in the late afternoon on January 12th 2010. Read the rest of this entry »
August 16th, 2010
If you happen to be on the moon some time, cast a glimpse down to Dubai on the Arabian Peninsular. Here a glittering palm tree shaped island will be visible shining into space - a man-made construction which contains more than 30 five-star hotels as well as residences for the glitterati like Brad Pitt, David Beckham, and other people who choose to be more anonymous. That is just in 2010 - two more paradise islands are planned, as well as a 300 island archipelago representing all the countries of the world. And another one featuring the universe. Read the rest of this entry »
April 20th, 2010
The end of the world is coming… it’s a sure thing. Certainly within 100 years, you will no longer be able to read this, because you will be dead and gone. It is quite a worrisome thing of course, but humans have a wonderful ability to forget their coming demise, on the surface at least.
There are people who like to universalize dying though, so we can all go at once. This idea that the end of the world could come in our lifetime has been considerably facilitated by Christianity, and a whole chapter is devoted to it in Revelations. (Note 1) Read the rest of this entry »
December 10th, 2009
Last month we looked at how the major planetary cycles will affect the first six signs of the zodiac using solar house astrology. These signs will be affected indirectly by the movement of the outer planets, but for the signs from Libra to Pisces, there will be greater personal change. Saturn moving in to Libra and constellating in a square aspect to Pluto will profoundly affect Saturn-ruled Capricorn and Aquarius, whilst Jupiter moving into Pisces, and further into Aries in conjunction with Uranus, is bound to make 2010 an exciting and unpredictable year for Pisces and Sagittarius. Read the rest of this entry »
December 10th, 2009
As we head in to 2010, a series of extremely dynamic planetary constellations start shaping up, setting the scene for five or six years of dramatic change for the world. These patterns are reminiscent of the 1930’s when the world was struggling with economic depression on the one hand and political extremism on the others. The years of ideological battle, religious extremism and uncertainty connected with Uranus, Saturn and Pluto in mutable signs will soon be definitively over, and a new philosophy of decision-making and action will become dominant. Read the rest of this entry »