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The Dark sides of the Moon

kali_002Forward he cried, from the rear, and the front rank died – Us and Them – Pink Floyd

Just after the New Moon in Scorpio two terroristic attacks were launched against the cities of Beirut and Paris.

The New Moon

In both chart below the Moon with the Sun is moving from Jupiter in exiles in Virgo to the the sextile with Mars in the 29° of Virgo with Caput Draconis at the subterranean pivot. Venus is in her domicile in Libra besieged by malefics Mars and Saturn. Moreover Mars is sextile with Saturn which is making the heliacal setting.

NewMoonBeirut

In the New Moon chart for Beirut the stars Betelgeuse, of nature of Mars and Mercury, and Rigel, of nature of Jupiter and Saturn are rising. The planets which rule over the Horoscope are debilited: the Moon, devoid of light, in detriment in Scorpio, applying to Mars; Jupiter in exiles falling from the angle; Venus besieged by malefics.

NewMoonParis

In the New Moon chart for Paris the violent star Aldebaran, of nature of Mars, is rising at the horoscope. The Lord of the Horoscope is combust in the VI house. Saturn is with the Aculeus Scorpionis, the malefic Nebula of nature of Mars and Moon.

The Event Charts

Beirut Attack

The violent star Aldebaran is at the horoscope. The Moon and Venus are besieged by the malefics. The Moon is applying to the body of Saturn.

Paris Attack

The star Rigel, of nature Jupiter and Mars, is rising at the eastern horizon. Mars is at the subterranean pivot. Jupiter is in exiles falling from the lower meridian. Venus is still besieged by the Malefic. The Moon is in aversion with the horoscope. Tyche, the Part of Fortune, is with Asellus Borealis, of Mars and Saturn’s nature, with Praesepe, the nebula of nature of Mars and Moon, and with Procyon, star of nature of Mars and Mercury.

The Solar Eclipse

As stated in the good article Paris Attack from the Heaven Astrolabe blog we must look for an eclipse visible from the regions where the terroristic attacks took place. Eclipses which are not visible are unsuitable according to Ptolemy’s doctrine. The Solar Eclipse of the 20th of March 2015 was visible both from Paris and Beirut. In Paris the phenomenon was greater and more lasting than in Beirut though. The syzygy occurred in the last degrees of Pisces and during the obscuration time the Moon moved to the sign of Aries which rules, according to Ptolemy, the North Western Europe, including the north of France and Paris. Moreover the eclipse generally can effect also the region of earth which are ruled by the signs of the same triplicity. Beirut and Lebanon are ruled by Leo, sign of the fiery triplicity.

In Beirut the eclipse lasted only half an hour. Since the syzygy was at the supernal pivot the effects must start around six month later and last for six months, that is, between the end of September and the the end of next March. The intensification is in November.

Let’s note that the Luminaries are at the MC in the last degree of Pisces. We already have seen that Mars was in the opposite degrees in Virgo at the lunation before the attack and was still there during the terrorist attack in Beirut.

Beirut Solar Eclipse 2015

In the Solar Eclipse chart for Paris we see the violent star Aldebaran, of nature of Mars, rising at the eastern horizon. Saturn, to which the Moon is applying, is with the Aculeus Scorpionis. The syzygy was in the XI place and lasted for 2 hours and 18 minutes and so the effects started around the end of June and will last till the end of 2017. The intensification will be around the end of the next April.

Obviously also in this case we see that Mars during the lunation before the Paris attack was in the last degree of Virgo exactly opposing the place of the ecliptic syzygy. During the attack Mars has already moved to Libra but was in the first degree still opposite to the degree of eclipse.

Paris Solar Eclipse 2015

Paris and the Virgo

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Coat of Arms of the City of Paris (detail)

Traditional attributions report, as in Lilly, that Paris is ruled by Virgo. Some fascinating speculations affirms that the city name comes from Par Isis, which means ‘near Isis’ or Bar Isis, that is, the Ship of Isis. Actually its roman name, Lutetia, and its greek name, Leukotekia, probably mean ‘marsh haven’. Anyway the coat of arms of the city of Paris depict a ship floating on the waters with sails unfurled and the motto “Fluctuat Nec Mergitur”, that is, “Tossed but not sunk”. During the First Empire (1811-1814) the coat of arms showed a ship with a star above it and the goddess Isis on the bow of the vessel. Isis was as Ceres associated with the asterism of Virgo.

The modern astrologer and occultist C.C.Zain (1882-1951), also known as Elbert Benjamine, says in his book “Mundane Astrology. Interpreting Astological Phenomena for Cities, Nations and Groups” that the city of Paris is ruled by the 29° of Virgo. I ignore the rationale behind that statement but in the New Moon before the attack Mars was in the very 29th degree of Virgo.

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Two choleric of success

choleric “It engenders choler, planteth anger; And better ’twere that both of us did fast, Since, of ourselves, ourselves are choleric, Than feed it with such over-roasted flesh.” The Taming of the Shrew – William Shakespeare

Gordon Ramsay is a well known Scottish chef and restaurateur. His restaurants have been awarded with Michelin stars and he is also a popular tv star being known for presenting TV programmes about food and culinary competitions. Though Ramsay’s reputation is built upon his goal of culinary perfection he is also infamous for his fiery temper and use of expletives which led him to confrontations whit his kitchen staff and patecipants in tv shows. Below his geniture: Gordon Ramsay The Lord of Activity in his geniture is Mars, being close to the Sun and oriental, visible and in sect. Mars receives the Sun in Scorpio being in sextile with it. Mars is also in opposition with Saturn in Pisces. This Lord is very well suited for a chef profession because of the testimonies of Saturn and Sun, as Ptolemy says:

Mars, in aspect with the sun, makes his subjects those who use fire in their crafts, such as cooks, moulders, cauterizers, smiths, workers in mines; if he is not with the sun, those who work with iron, such as shipbuilders, carpenters, farmers, quarrymen, stone-dressers, jewellers, splitters of wood, and their subordinate workers. If Saturn testifies to him, he produces seamen, drawers of water, tunnelers, painters, gamekeepers, cooks, embalmers. If Jupiter testifies, he produces soldiers, servants, publicans, innkeepers, ferrymen, assistants at sacrifice.

Mars is configurated also with Venus, which is in corde solis, adding taste, art,refinement and pleasure to his profession. Venus in the heart of the Sun surely dignify Ramsay with fame and success.Venus in corde Solis In fact Andrea Argoli says in his “Ptolemaeus parvus in genethliacis junctus Arabibus”:

Venus in corde solis, semper ingentes elargitur honores, si a maleficis non affligatur Saturno aut Marte Venus in the heart of the Sun, always bestows considerable honors, if it is not afflicted by malefic Saturn or Mars.

 

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay

Let’s now inspect the temperament. Mercury is Lord of the Horoscope in Gemini and of the  Moon in Virgo. The star Aldebaran of Mars nature is rising with horoscope. The Moon is moving from the opposition with Saturn to the sextile with Mercury. The Moon is conjunct with Mars and in sextile with Jupiter. So Mercury is the primary Lord of Temperament. Mercury is combust so it’s mainly cold and dry. Saturn can add a secondary influence but we should take in account that Mercury is moving from Jupiter which receives it because Mercury is in Sagittarius and Mars and the Moon are in conjunction. Morever the Moon is waning heading toward the conjunction with the Sun and so she is cold and dry. I think that the raising star Aldebaran and the conjunction of Moon and Mars is prevailing.  So the temperament is Choleric Melancholic. Though the influence of Jupiter gives him a bigger and more flashy body. The Lord of the Soul is Jupiter with the secondary influence of Mars. In fact Jupiter receives Mercury and the Moon is with Mars. As Ptolemy says

Jupiter allied with Mars in honourable positions makes his subjects rough, pugnacious, military, managerial, restless, unruly, ardent, reckless, practical, outspoken, critical, effective, contentious, commanding, given to plotting, respectable, virile, fond of victory, but magnanimous, ambitious, passionate, judicious, successful. In the opposite position he makes them insolent, undiscriminating, savage, implacable, seditious, contentious, stubborn, slanderous, conceited, avaricious, rapacious, quickly changeable, light, readily changing their minds, unstable, headstrong, untrustworthy, of poor judgement, unfeeling, excitable, active, querulous, prodigal, gossipy, and in all ways uneven and easily excited.

Vittorio Sgarbi is an Italian art critic, art historian, politician and television celebrity. Erudite and skillful charmer and storyteller, became very popular in television shows and in society news for blatant outbursts with those who contradict him. Sgarbi in italian means ‘rude acts’ and that is perfectly right. Nomen omen, said the Latins. He is also a womanizer told to be father of about forty children but he acknowledged the parternity only of two of them. Vittorio Sgarbi The Lord of activity is not so clear at first sight. Since Mercury and Venus are invisible and there no presence of planets near the upper angle it seems that no planet is suitable to be Lord of activity. But Mercury is very often invisible due to its closeness to the Sun and in this chart is oriental and the Moon is moving from the its opposition, it can be considered the Lord of Activity. Moreover the Moon is opposing  Mercury in mundo very closely. The Moon is moving from Mercury applying to Jupiter thus collecting the light of Mercury, Jupiter and Venus as it can be seen from the picture below.Moon Vis Luminis Therefore we can say that Mercury is Lord of Activity with the participation of Jupiter and Venus.  As Ptolemy says:

For if Mercury governs action, to speak generally, he makes his subjects scribes, men of business, calculators, teachers, merchants, bankers, soothsayers, astrologers, sacrificers, and in general those who perform their functions by means of documents, interpretation, and giving and taking. And if Saturn testifies to him, they will be managers of the property of others, interpreters of dreams, or frequenters of temples for the purpose of prophecies and inspiration. If it is Jupiter that witnesses, they will be law-makers, orators, sophists, who enjoy familiarity with great persons.

So the polyhedral activities of Vittorio Sgarbi as art expert, politician and show man is well signified by Mercury with the participation of Jupiter and Venus.

Vittorio Sgarbi

Vittorio Sgarbi

Vittorio Sgarbi’s Lord of temperament is Saturn having dignity on the horoscope and the Moon and being in conjunction with the Moon. Secondary Lord is Mercury because it aspects the Moon and it si the nocturnal ruler of the air triplicity to which the horoscope and the Moon belong. Saturn is cold and dry and Mercury is dry and hot. The Moon is moist and hot going to the plenilune. Mars in domicile is parallel to the Moon and oppose Venus and Jupiter. His temperament is mainly Melancholic with a Choleric undertone.   The Lord of the Soul is Mars with the help of Venus.

Allied with Venus, in honourable positions, Mars makes his subjects pleasing, cheerful, friendly, soft living, happy, playful, artless, graceful, fond of dancing, erotic, artistic, imitative, pleasure-loving, able to secure -themselves property, masculine, and given to misconduct in matters of love, but still successful, circumspect, and sensible, difficult to convict and discreet, furthermore passionate for both young men and young women, spendthrifts, quick-tempered, and jealous. In contrary positions he makes them leering, lascivious, profligate, indifferent, slanderers, adulterers, insolent, liars, deceivers, seducers of those both in their own families and in those of others, at the same time keen and insatiate of pleasure, corrupters of women and maidens, venturesome, ardent, unruly, treacherous, perjurers, easily influenced and of unsound mind, but sometimes likewise profligate, fond of adornment, bold, disposed to base practices, and shameless.