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A comparison of two earthquakes

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On 24 August 2016 an earthquake hit Central Italy close to Accumuli and Amatrice in Lazio region. The city of Amatrice, famous for the  amatriciana sauce, suffered the most damage. More than 2 hundreds people died and many civilian homes and historical buildings were destroyed or damaged.

Amatrice is located on the Appennines, one of the most seismically active areas in Italy. During the past centuries Amatrice was already involved in many earthquakes. The most destructive one, which completely razed Amatrice, took place on the 8th of October 1639.

The ancient earthquake

The event chart

The ancient earthquake occurred around 7.30 in the morning.

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Mercury is rising at the eastern horizon. The Moon is Pisces moving away from the dexter square of Jupiter and Venus in Sagittarius. Saturn is at the IC. So Saturn square in mundo  Mercury. The Moon also is in trine with Mercury.

We will see afterward that Saturn is the Lord of a lunar eclipse occurred in October 1638. During the earthquake Mercury was rising and the Moon was void of course but applying to to 7° Pisces where Mars was during that eclipse.

The good aspects  with receptions of Jupiter and Venus to the Moon apparently were not enough to avoid the disaster.

The preceding syzygy

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Now let’s consider the syzygy preceding the earthquake. The New Moon is at 4° of Libra, in the domicile of Venus, and exaltation, tripicity and bounds of Saturn. Moreover the Moon is applying to Saturn in his domicile in Aquarius, so Saturn is the Lord of the syzygy.  Jupiter is at the IC in domicile in Sagittarius but with the malefic star Antares and he is aspected by Saturn with a sextile. Let’s note that Mercury, the lord of the Ascendent, is receiving Saturn with a square in mundo and also he is close to the ascendent of the eclipse.

The eclipse

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Let’s look at the lunar eclipse occurred on 21st of Dicember 1638. The eclipse was visible in Amatrice and  started in Amatrice at 1:12 and it ended at 5:46. Since the duration was 4 hours and 34 minutes the effects lasted for 4 and half months. Since the eclipse occurred in the VIII house, the effects started after eight months following the eclipse. So the effects would have been expected  between the end of August 1639 and the end of December 1639; the intensification of the effects around October. The earthquake in Amatrice was, as we already know, on 8th of October 1639.

The Moon was in the last degrees of Gemini, in the bounds and triplicity of Saturn. The Moon was in opposition to Mercury in exile in Sagittarius. Mercury is combust though. So Mercury can’t be the lord of the syzygy. Moreover the Moon was  applying to Mars in Pisces in the IV house and Saturn is close to the IC so the influence of the two malefic also should be considered. Therefore we can say that Saturn is the Lord of the eclipse but Mars and Mercury participate.

The recent earthquake

The event chart

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Sirius of nature of Mars and Jupiter is rising. The Moon is the X place in Taurus applying to Venus, Mercury and Jupiter in Virgo. Mars and Saturn are in a partile conjunction and Mars is with the violent star Antares. Mars and Saturn are in parallel in mundo with Venus, Mercury and Jupiter. We will see afterward that, during the eclipse effecting that event, Mars was squaring Saturn. Now Mars and Saturn were exactly conjuncted.

The preceding syzygy

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In the syzygy preceding the earthquake the Sun is at the 26° of Leo in the bound of Mars and triplicity of Jupiter. The Sun is in trine with Mars and Saturn conjuncted in Sagittarius.  Mars is the Lord of the syzygy. Both Saturn and Mars square in mundo Mercury and Venus. Spica, the star of venereal and mercurial nature, is rising at the horoscope. Let’s note that Mars, which at the time of the eclipse was squaring Saturn, is now conjunct with Saturn, going to perfect the aspect at the time of the earthquake.

The eclipse

 

Lunar Eclipse 2015 Amatrice.pngThe eclipse was visible in Amatrice and started at 1:07 UT and it ended at 4:27 UT. Since the duration was 3 hours and 20 minutes the effects lasted for 3 months and 10 days. Since the eclipse occurred at the beginning of the VIII house, the effects started after about ten months following the eclipse. So the effects would have been expected between the end of July 2016 and the first week of November 2016; the intensification of the effects around the beginning of October 2016.

The Moon is at the beginning of Aries in the bounds and triplicity of Jupiter. She is moving away the trine of Saturn in Sagittarius and after the opposition to the Sun, she is heading to the opposition of Mercury. She isn’t making any aspect with Jupiter and Mars since she is in aversion with both of them. Since Jupiter is oriental on the eastern horizon is quite powerful but in fall in Virgo. Saturn is also quite strong, being at the IC and making aspects with both Luminaries and most of the planets: Venus by trine, Jupiter by square in mundo and especially with Mars by a close trine and a square in mundo. So Jupiter and Saturn are the Lord of the eclipse.

Some considerations

We are able now to see some similarities between the two events and the lunar eclipses which seem to be the signs of earthquakes. Saturn, which was at the subterranean pivot during both the eclipses, plays a major role and his presence at the IC is the main sign of a danger which comes from below the earth.

 

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The Ecuador earthquake

Ecuador-Earthquake

On April 16, 2016 at 18:58 ECT, an earthquake occurred in Ecuador. The earthquake epicenter was located  approximately 27 km from the towns of Muisne and Pedernales in a sparsely populated part of the country and 170 km from the capital Quito. The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.8. Widespread damage was caused, with structures hundreds of kilometres from the epicenter collapsing. At least 587 people were killed and at least 8,340 others were injured in the earthquake.It was the worst natural disaster to hit Ecuador since the 1949 Ambato earthquake.

 

The earthquake chart

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The Moon is moving away from the Sun and applying to Mars, Lord of the Horoscope in Scorpio. Moreover the Moon is aspected in mundo by a dexter square of Mars. Altair, star of nature of Mars and Jupiter is rising. The benefics are debilitated and so they are not helpful: Venus cadent in exile in Aries; Jupiter in exile in Virgo. The malefics are conjuncted in Sagittarius and they square in mundo the Lot of Fortune. The Lot of Fortune is opposed by her lord Jupiter. Mars is stationary with Antares, the violent star in the heart of Scorpio.

The preceding syzygy

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The Luminaries are in Aries in the bound of Mercury at the horoscope, expected by a trine of Saturn and Mars. Saturn trines the Luminaries also in mundo. Mercury is doing the heliacal evening rising in the first house. The Moon is applying to Mars.So we can say that both Mars and Mercury  have the rulership over the syzygy. Mars is with Antares. Mars and Saturn are in a very close parallel of declination. Let’s note that the benefics are cadent and in exile.

The root cause: the Lunar eclipse on 27 September 2015

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The lunar eclipse occurred on 27th of September 2015 was visible from Ecuador. The eclipse started at 20.07 and ended at 23.27. Therefore the effect should have lasted for 3 month and 10 days. Since the syzygy occurred in the XI place the effects will start in the first fours month after the eclipse. We can estimate that the effects have to start after about four month after the eclipse, that is at the end of January 2016, as the Moon is almost on the cusp of the XI house. So the effect were to be expected between February 2016 and the middle of April. The intensification of the effect should have been around the end of February.

The earthquake didn’t occur around the end of February but definitely occurred in the temporal window influenced by the eclipse according to the Ptolemaic doctrine.

From the lunar eclipse chart we see that the Moon is separating from Saturn which is on the occidental horizon. Saturn has no dignity over the Moon place but has dignity over the preceding angle that is the MC in Aquarius.  So we can conclude that Saturn is the ruler of the eclipse in Ecuador. Let’s note that Mars is at the IC and aspects Saturn by a dexter square, that is, making an epidekateia on Saturn. This very powerful aspect is even more effective since it occurred over the angles.

Let’s note that the Pleiades are rising on the eastern horizon. Ptolemy says:

The sign of Taurus as a whole is indicative of both temperatures and is somewhat hot; but taken part by part, its leading portion, particularly near the Pleiades, is marked by earthquakes, winds, and mists

About the moment when the event could probably occur, Ptolemy says:

The beginnings of the particular abatements and intensifications of the event we deduced from the conjunctions which take place in the meantime, if they occur in the significant regions or the regions in some aspect to them, and also from the other movements of the planets, if those that effect the predicted event are either rising or setting or stationary or at evening rising, and are at the same time in some aspect to the zodiacal signs that hold the cause; for planets when they are rising or stationary produce intensifications in the events, but when setting, and under the rays of the sun, or advancing at evening, they bring about an abatement.

As we can see from the chart for the Ecuador Earthquake at that moment Mars was making its first station.

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If instead we look at the syzygy preceding the event we find that Mars trines the place of the Moon in the lunar eclipse. Let’s take a look to the preventive lunation before the earth quake. We see that the Sun is over the Moon place during the eclipse and Mars is exactly aspecting the Moon of the eclipse.

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Further considerations

I have already written an article about that lunar eclipse: God save the Queen. In that article I supposed that the eclipse should effect the UK and London since, according to Ptolemaic astrological geography, the northern Europe is under the influence of Aries where the Moon was during the eclipse. Verily almost the same astrological configuration occurred for Paris but I preferred London because during the eclipse Mars was in conjunction with the star Regulus, the ‘little king’ and UK is a monarchy unlike France. Those articles show how difficult is to predict events especially concerning where they will go to happen. Obviously Ecuador is not mentioned by Ptolemy in his astrological geography and so we don’t know which sign belong to, even if some conjectures could be done.  Moreover an eclipse can be a sign of multiple events in different parts of earth. The effect of that eclipse in UK (or France) should be expected later, about the next July and August. In order to verify if some effects will show up in UK we have to wait few more months. We have already seen that Cameron, the prime minister, was questioned  and weakened because of the recent scandal about the Panama Papers. In the next months UK will face important events as the EU referendum and the Queen’s birthday celebrations.

Bloody Easter in the city of gardens

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Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park

 

On 27 March 2016 around 18,30, at least 75 people were killed and over 340 injured in a suicide bombing that hit the main entrance of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, one of the largest parks in Lahore, Pakistan and a popular venue with families.

The event chart

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The benefics are cadent. Jupiter is in exile in Virgo in XII place. Venus in exaltation in Pisces in the VI place but with Cauda and with Aqua Aquari, azemena’s star. The Moon is moving away from Venus but void-of-course. Moreover the Moon is in detriment in Scorpio and opposing the Lot of Fortune in Taurus. The violent stars Antares and Aldebaran are exactly on the cusps of the III place and the IX place respectively. Mars is on the cusp of the III place. Mercury on the occident, under the Sun’s beams, is besieged by the malefics.

The syzygy

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In the previous syzygy we see Saturn at the IC squaring both Jupiter rising in Virgo and Venus at the occident with Aqua Aquari. Mars is the Lord of the syzygy since Mars is domicile lord of the Sun and it trines the Sun. Both the Moon and Mercury are applying to Mars.

The Ingress

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In the ingress chart Mars is at the occident with violent star Antares.  The Moon at the subterranean angle is moving away from Saturn and applying to Mars. Mercury, the Lord of the ascendent in Gemini, is combust and in exile and detriment in Pisces.

The long shadow of terror

Brussels's Angel

I cannot refrain from doubting that there exist any genuine realizations of our deepest character except war and illness, those two infinities of nightmare

Journey to the End of the Night, Ferdinand Céline

 

A deadly link exists between the terrorist attacks in Paris and those new ones in Brussels. Shortly after the arrest of Abdeslam, one on the terrorist involved in the Paris attacks, the terrorist choose to spread terror in the city where Abdeslam was arrested.

The long shadow of the eclipse

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The chart for the solar eclipse in Brussels on 20th March 2015 is not so different from the one we have already seen for Paris (The Dark sides of the Moon). As for Paris 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 April 2016.

The syzygy before the attacks

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The syzygy before the attacks was also a solar eclipse though not visible from Brussels. The syzygy occurred in Pisces on the III house cusp opposing Jupiter, the ruler of the Luminaries and the horoscope which is in exile in Virgo on the IX house cusp. The Luminaries are with the Aqua Aquarii, which are stars belonging to azemena stars (from Arabic az-zamâna, chronic infirmity or illness as well as inseparable disease) which are harmful especially to the sigh and raise passions. Moreover Mercury, which is with the Luminaries, is in exile and fall and it is squared both in the zodiac and in mundo by Mars with a right aspect.  Finally Saturn which squares both the Luminaries and Jupiter is with Antares, the violent star in the heart of Scorpio.

Let’s note that the syzygy is almost mirroring the solar eclipse chart. Furthermore we see that Mars of the solar eclipse in on the IC of the syzygy.

The attacks

The terrorist hit the airport the first time around the 8 in the morning on 22nd March.

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We see  all the benefic planets are cadent. Venus on the XII cusp is in opposition to Jupiter and the Moon conjuncted in Virgo. The Moon is exactly opposed to the place of Luminaries during the preceding syzygy. Saturn squares both Venus and Jupiter and the Moon. Mars is in parallel in mundo with the Moon and squares Venus. Mars is with Graffias, violent star of Mars-Saturn nature. Let’s note that Mars has reached the same degree where Saturn was during the solar eclipse of March 2015.

At the 9:11 the metro in the centre of the city was bombed by terrorists. In that moment Mars was exactly on the occidental horizon. Metro bombing.png

 

The Sultan of Turkey trembles

Hanged man

The first of November 2015 a new general election will be held in Turkey since the last election of the 7 June 2015 resulted in a hung parliament.

Erdogan, who was prime minister for eleven year till 2014 and its now president of Turkey, called in August for new election after the Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost the absolute majority and it was impossible to form a coalition. Erdogan, founder of the AKP, wanted to give a second possibility to his party to gain the absolute majority and so to realize his project to transform Turkey into a presidential republic.

Erdogan, a very shrewd and charismatic leader and politician, was involved in corruption scandals and controversies and his increasing weakness begins to be reveled by dissent which show up as partial lost of political consensus of his party, the AKP.

The  geniture

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Temperament

Since the Horoscope is in Capricorn, domicile of Saturn and exaltation of Mars, and Saturn is at the MC squaring the ascendent and Mars is conjunct with the Moon, Saturn and  Mars are the  Lords of Temperament. Saturn oriental, is cold and moderately dry; Mars oriental, matutine is hot and dry. The Moon is in the last quarter, waining so she adds a more melancholic tone. Moreover the Mars and Moon are with the star Antares, of nature of Mars and Jupiter, and with Vega, star of nature of Venus and Mercury. So his temperament is mainly dry and temperate, that is, melancholic choleric. His body is  quite tall and robust, with  a rosy complexion and brown eyes. Saturn is the constellation of Virgo and the ascendent in the constellation of Sagittarius, so they give a bigger and well shaped body but the Moon and Mars in the constellation of Scorpio lessen the grace and proportion of the body.

Lord of the Soul

Since the Moon is in Sagitarius with Mars and Mercury with Venus in Pisces, squared by Jupiter the Lords of the Soul are Jupiter and Mars but Venus contributes because she is with Mercury exalted in Pisces, doing the evening heliacal rising.

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.

Jupiter is not very well placed being in detriment in Gemini and occidental and furthermore Mars are Jupiter are in opposition and the opposition is a discordant figure. So this aspect gives to the quality of his soul a negative shade. Venus in is exaltation in Pisces, doing the evening heliacal rising gives him a magnetic personality and soften his hard attitude and make him more jovial especially in a familiar environment.

About the opposition of Mar and Jupiter notable is what the Anonymous says:

Produces all sorts of irregularities and confusion concerning the condition of life and changes friends into enemies, since Jupiter is indeed the cause of peace, Mars of wrath and anger and the diameter figure is hostile. It means the worries that come from precipitation and from the agitated thoughts.

and Firmicus adds:

They raise serious danger because of stormy relationships or hazardous activities.

Firmicus says about the Mars Moon conjunction:

This conjunction makes men hot tempered and every activity they begin often has a successful outcome, especially if these stars are placed in an angle of the geniture. And though it’s decreed for them a short life time or a premature end obstacles the course of their lives. For someone it inflicts the stain of a poor health and dangerous situations of all kinds. And if anything of that happens, it causes an unhappy and miserable end or moves against them the power of the ironware or of the sword. This union shows for the mother the sad scourge of the disease, so her body is weakened by infirmity. But if Jupiter, located in favorable places of the geniture or in the main corners, in his home or in his exaltation, observes these stars with benign radiation, the dangers of all these accidents are mitigated.

Moreover we must point out the conjunction of Moon and Mars with star Antares. Indeed if it rises or culminates gives honors and elevation when it is commingled with benevolent planets; it behaves contrary, if it is commingled with malefics. Pretty bad for the body and for the uncertain fortune; it makes a man furious and reckless, Cardano says. And he adds: with the Moon it makes violent men, with great audacity and many dangers. According to Pezelius, with the significators of the soul it gives violent traits and audacity mixed with cruelty.

The quality of action and dignity of the native

Mars oriental to the Sun, receiving the application of the Moon and having dominion on the MC is the Lord of Activities. Jupiter is configured with Mars in Sagittarius so it participates. Saturn contributes being at the MC. Saturn generally makes manager and administrators.

Ptolemy says:

Mars,in aspect with the sun,… If Jupiter testifies, he produces soldiers, police officers, publicans, innkeepers, ferrymen, assistants at sacrifice.

Rethorius says:

The star of Mars changing to be in the star of the Good Daemon by night makes the existence of many good things and those who are deemed worthy of honor by the people, and friends among the powerful.

Concerning the honor and dignity we note that the Moon, Luminary of the Time, receives the doryphory of Mars, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury. So the native is quite dignified and will reach a very good social position.

A sinister shadow

We have already observed the presence of Mars with the Moon and with Antares which give a violent nature to the native and dangers and worries. But Mars is in sect so it isn’t too problematic. Instead Saturn, out-of-sect, culminating at the MC, even if it is Lord of the Horoscope, is quite sinister.

Firmicus says:

Saturn by night on the MC indicates misfortunes: loss of inheritance, no marriage, no children, especially if it’s in the house of terms of a malefic planet. But if a benefic planet, that is, Venus or Jupiter if in a favorable aspect to Saturn thus located by night, those things which were denied will be given in another way. But in general Saturn located in any angles by night indicates the greatest evils. He destroys wife and children and always predicts grief from loss of relatives.

In Erdogan’s geniture Saturn is trined by Sun, Mercury and Venus so the dangers are weakened but still incumbent.

A glimpse into the future

Due to the incoming political election in Turkey it is interesting to glance in the Erdogan’s near future.

Profection - 1st november 2015

Profection – 1st november 2015

From the Profection for the 1st of November 2015 we see that the Profected Moon and Mars are received by Horoscope of nativity in Capricorn. The Profected horoscope is with the Sun of nativity in Pisces. Those configurations could not be a good sign about his health. Moreover the Profected Saturn in Sagittarius is in opposition to the Natal Jupiter.

Solar Return 2015

Solar Return 2015

In the last Solar Return we see Mars, the Lord of the Horoscope of Revolution, in its domicile in Aries in the V place with Venus. Vega also is rising at the horoscope. But Saturn of Nativity is over the horoscope of Revolution and Saturn of Revolution in conjunction with the Moon and Mars of  the Nativity which in turn oppose the Moon of Revolution. Moreover the Moon in the Solar Return is in aversion with the horoscope and with Algol and Aldebaran.

The Lord of the year from the Profection is Saturn because is in the lord of the Profected horoscope in Aquarius for the day of the Solar Return. So Erdogan till the next birthday will be ruled by Saturn.  Anyway due to the daily motion of the Horoscope, on the first of November will be already in Pisces and the benefic Jupiter is a far better ruler.

The directions are not good either especially at the end of October but they are very effected by the correctness of the birth hour, which I rectified by his major life event but obviously still remains uncertain.

For sure this year was not very good for Erdogan as we see from the Solar Return and Saturn as Lord of the year. After the next elections probably the situation will be unchanged.

Yangtze river: dangerous charm

Yangtze River

Yangtze River

A cruise for tourists on the Yangtze, between Nanjing and Chongqing in a few minutes became a catastrophe that has engulfed more than 400 people. In the night of the 1st of June the ship Dongfangzhixing (Eastern Star) carrying more than 450 people, capsized during a powerful storm in Hubei province. It was 9:28 pm when the Eastern Star sank quickly after a supposedely rare tornado has occurred in the vicinity of the ship. The Yangtze River accident is possibly one of the worst tornado-related disasters in modern Chinese history and it may prove to be the worst boat accident in China since a steamship blew up in 1948.

Eastern Star Route

Eastern Star Route

The ship left the Nanjing harbour the 28th of May at 13:18 and capsized in Jianli County the 1st of June at 21:28.

As I wrote in my previous post The Dragon and the Moon the recent Moon eclipse in Libra suggested that something was going to happen in China.

In the figure I drew for Shanghai I noticed that star Canopus was setting on the western horizon:

Since the Star Canopus in the ship Argo constellation is setting on the occidental horizon the event can be a shipwreck or a tempest or a river flood or even pollution in the water and fish deaths.

Moon Eclipse in Nanjing
In the lunar eclipse chart below, drawn for Nanjing, the departure harbour, we recognize the same configurations already seen in the chart for Shanghai. The equicruria in mundo between the Moon and Saturn and also between the Sun and Saturn, which is the lord of the syzygy. On the western horizon the star Canopus with Mars which is feralis and in detriment in Taurus.

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 Nanjing
Moon Eclipse in Jianli County
The Moon’s eclipse chart for Jianli County, the place where the ship capsized. Mars is still on the occidental horizon, feralis and in detriment. The Moon is parallel in mundo with Venus which is with Canopus. Also the Sun is in parallel in mundo with Venus. The luminary actually are making two equicrure aspects in mundo with Venus. The Moon is moving from the sextile of Jupiter which is retrograde and therefore cannot help. Satun is sextile with the Moon and in antiparallel with Venus.

Lunar Eclipse April 2015 Jianli

 

Ship departure chart
Let’s look at the chart for the ship departure. Lilly says that the ascendant and the Moon signify the body of the ship, the lord of the ascendant those that sail in her. The ascendent receives a sextile from Venus. Venus is in equicrure aspect in mundo with Saturn though and therefore cannot soothe the other malefic signs. The Moon is in the first house moving from the sextile with Saturn to the square with the Sun, Mercury and Mars. But the worst sign is the Lord of ascendent, Mercury, combust, retrograde,conjuncted with Mars and Aldebaran and cadent from the superior angle.

Eastern Star Departure
Ship capsizing chart
When the ship capsized the star Antares of violent nature was rising at the oriental horizon. The Moon was moving from Saturn and applying to Jupiter which is in declination parallel with Mars and antiparallel with Saturn. Moreover the Moon at 12° of Libra was going to conjunct with the place of eclipse which was at 14° of Libra. Mars is with the Part of Fortune and with Canopus, the bright star in the constellation of Argo Navis.

Eastern Star Capsize

Expo Milano 2015

expo2015_logoExpo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, will host from May 1 to October 31, 2015. The Expo theme is food and it is going to be, as the organizers say, an occasion in which “stimulating each country’s creativity and promoting innovation for a sustainable future, Expo 2015 will give everyone the opportunity to find out about, and taste, the world’s best dishes, while discovering the best of the agri-food and gastronomic traditions of each of the exhibitor countries.”

The Expo can be an opportunity for the city of Milan and Italy to show the richness and quality of their food and to welcome the variety and diversity of food from all over the world. At the same time can be a sort of showroom for Italian products and maybe it will affect positively the Italian economy which at the moment is in a continuing stagnation. While some people are very optimistic and enthusiastic other ones are skeptic and think that will be only a waste of money and resources which will benefit only major industrial and economic international groups and national profiteers. Moreover during the construction works of the Expo area, buildings and national pavillions scandals have arisen due to delays, mismanagement, and mafia infiltrations.

Let’s have a look for the chart of the opening on the inaugural day planned for 1st May at 10 o’clock.

Expo Inauguration

The horoscope is in Cancer in Moon domicile, Jupiter exaltation, Venus triplicity and bound. The Medium Coeli is  in Pisces in Jupiter domicile, Venus exaltation, Venus triplicity and bounds of Mercury. The Moon is moving from Saturn applying to Jupiter. Here the Moon, Lord of the Ascendent applying to Jupiter, Lord of the supernal angle, is a good sign that the Expo will reach its goal. Jupiter is dignified by the secondary triplicity, being the nocturnal ruler of the fire triplicity, so is not peregrine but it has a quite weak dignity. Jupiter is in the second house indicating that the Expo will produce earnings. Venus the planet which has the most essential dignities over the Ascendent, the Medium Coeli, the Moon and actually over the the five aphetic points: Sun, Moon, Ascendent, Part of Fortune and Prenatal Syzygy, is in the XII house, peregrine, feralis and so It’s not in the position to express itself and indeed can be  counterproductive. Mercury is the Lord of the Chart, being dignified by domicile, secondary triplicity and term and being evening, occidental in the epicycle, in the succedent IX house.  Since Mercury has dignity in Medium Coeli and it is in the XI house which is the resource and helper of the X house Mercury can be a valid help to reach the success. But Mercury is opposing Saturn in the zodiac and in mundo and conjunct Mars in mundo. This is a very strong aspect. Mercury is besieged by the malefic Saturn and Mars so the actions will be unproductive and self-defeating. Mars and Mercury are also configured by a right square in mundo to Jupiter. Those aspects between Mercury, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter let us suppose that the actions will be vain and will bring discord, hatred, accusations and scandals. Moreover Saturn is with Arcturus and Antares, the Heart of Scorpio, stars of nature of Mars and Jupiter. Stade says about Saturn with Arcturus that is a sign of assets dissipation. So behind the Expo success will emerge the difficulties, efforts, costs  and scandals through which it has been realized and that will make clear the real value of the event.