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Las Vegas shooting

Las-Vegas
A gunman opened fire on the crowd at a music festival on the night of October 1, 2017, in Las Vegas killing at least 58 and injuring 546 people, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The event chart

The shooting came at 10:05 p.m. local time.

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We see Saturn occidental in Sagittarius at the occidental horizon while the Moon at the MC in Aquarius is moving away from his sextile and is applying to Jupiter in Libra. Saturn is the out-of-sect malefic and dispositor of the Moon. The Moon is with Cauda. The Moon is with the star Deneb Algedi, having nature of Saturn and Jupiter and stars in the tail and muzzle of Capricornus which are harmful and passionate. Venus in detriment and exile in Virgo is applying to Mars, close to perfect the bodily conjunction: this figure stirs the passions, the violent acts. Moreover Jupiter and Tyche are with Coma Berenices which is also a harmful asterism. Lets note that the star Regulus is exactly at the subterranean pivot and the Moon oppose Regulus from the supernal pivot. Since the star Regulus was in conjunction with the Luminaries during the recent solar eclipse, it is noteworthy.

The syzygy before the event

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In the preceding syzygy the out-of-sect Saturn is also close to the occidental horizon. Mercury which rules the syzygy and also the ruler of the horoscope is visible in his throne in Virgo but he is with Mars both in the zodiac and in mundo. Moreover Mercury is in parallel of declination  with Mars. The Hyades and Aldebaran, harmful star of nature of Mars, are rising at the horoscope. The Sting of  Scorpio, Aculeus Scorpii, a harmful nebula of nature of Mars and Moon is on the occident. Deneb Algedi and stars in the tail and muzzle of Capricornus are at the MC.  The IC is exactly in the place of the Luminaries during the last eclipse. Also noteworthy is Venus in bodily with the star Regulus. Venus is angular, in her detriment at the very beginning of Virgo. She is in sextile with Jupiter of whom she also dispositor since Jupiter is in Libra so she gives to Jupiter both her detriment and his exile since she is in Virgo, exile of Jupiter.

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Venus with Regulus, Mars and Mercury and their vis luminis

The ingress in Libra

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We now take into account the last ingress of the Sun, which was in Libra. Saturn was rising at the horoscope. Mars is in parallel in mundo and antiparallel of declination with both the Moon and Jupiter. The Moon is with the star Arcturus and Coma Berenices is at the MC. The Moon is moving from Jupiter to Venus bringing together the nature of Saturn, Jupiter, Venus and Mars.

The recent eclipse

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Though the beginning of the last Sun eclipse should be expected after four months in Las Vegas, since the Luminaries were distant from the eastern horizon one third of the diurnal arch, the eclipse seems to be significative for the shooting which occurred only one month and half after. Mars and Saturn are in trine both in the zodiac and in mundo. The Luminaries are with Mars. Also they are in trine in mundo and parallel in mundo with Saturn. This figure is called equicruria and it is very strong. We see therefore the Luminaries making a figure with both the malefics. Jupiter is at the horoscope making aspects with the malefics, the luminaries and his domicile lord, Venus. Venus squares in mundo Jupiter: it’s a epidekateia with a mutual reception since Jupiter is in the Venus’ domicile and Venus in Cancer, exaltation of Jupiter. But this very strong and benefic figure is not capable to avert the accident because of the presence of the malefics. Moreover Venus and MC are with the violent star Pollux of nature of Mars.

At the time of the shooting the Moon was close to the opposition of the place of the eclipse and Saturn on the occident was casting a ray by a dexter square to the Moon at the MC. Venus in subterranean angle, which was exactly with  the star Regulus during the syzygy before the event, was heading to the bodily conjunction with Mars.

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The singing teacher

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I started off on the sinister foot since my early childhood. Paolo Poli

Among his many hidden faces there is mainly the one of a sweet, good mannered Genius of Evil : he is a wolf under lambskin and in his farces both wolves and lambs, the ferocius cruelty and the wise innocence are mocked. Natalia Ginzburg about Paolo Poli

Paolo Paoli was, as the journalist and writer Camilla Cederna said, a singing teacher. Singing because he loved to entertain his audience with popular song from the first half of the XX siecle, with lullabies, with musical recitation using his subtle, ductile and expressive voice. Teacher because he was well educated, having a master degree in French literature, and he used to recite pieces, which he often personally assembled and adapted from different masterpieces of niche leterature mingled with popular songs and pop culture. Teacher also because his shows were a sort of  life and sentimental education through an unprejudiced , witty, well-read and ludicrious eye.
It’s very hard to outline his verve, his ironic and irriverent vein, his ability to switch from a character to another, his expressive virtuosism both by voice and body without having seen one of his show. His plays were characterized by a strong comic connotation, like surreal and dreamlike comedies which he often recited en travesti.

The mercurial daemon

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The temperament and the body

At a first look it’s not so easy to identify the lord of temperament. Jupiter, the Lord of the Moon by domicile, triplicity and bounds, is neither in aspect with the Moon nor with the Ascendent. Moreover Jupiter is combust. Saturn, the domicile Lord of the Horoscope, is aversion both with the Horoscope and the Moon and cadent. Therefore both Jupiter and Saturn are too weak to be our candidates. The Moon is void of course but defluxing from Mars. Mars is also the exaltation Lord of the Horoscope. Furthermore Jupiter, Lord of the Moon, is squaring in mundo Mars. So Mars is the Lord of temperament. Mercury, dignified by domicile and triplicity, though, is in opposition to Saturn and in anti parallel of declination with the Moon, so Mercury can be the second Lord of temperament.

Mars occidental in Leo is hot and very dry; Mercury heading to the first station is hot. The Moon is close to the full Moon so she is hot. The temperament is therefore hot and dry.

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A young Paolo Poli

Ptolemy says:

When Mars is setting, he makes them in appearance simply ruddy, of middle height, with small eyes, not much hair on the body, and straight yellow hair; their temperament exceeds in the dry.

In the occident Mercury makes them, in appearance, of light but not of good colouring, with straight hair and olive complexion, lean and spare, with glancing, brilliant eyes, and somewhat ruddy; in temperament they exceed in the dry.

Poli was tall and with fair skin and hair.

The soul and the intellect

Mercury is in his own dignity by domicile and triplicity. Venus is in sextile with Mercury but the aspect will not be perfected because Mercury turns retrograde in few days. So Mercury and Mars are lords of the soul. Mercury is lord of the intellect, Mars of the sensitive soul. Mercury gives him the clarity of mind, the versatility, the linguistic proficiency; Mars gives the sharp irony, the irreverent verve, the tireless devotion to his work.

Ptolemy says

Allied with Mercury, in honourable positions Mars makes his subjects leaders of armies, skilful, vigorous, active, not to be despised, resourceful, inventive, sophistic, painstaking, rascally, talkative, pugnacious, tricky, unstable, systematic workers, practising evil arts, keen-witted, deceitful, hypocritical, insidious, of bad character, meddlers, inclined to rascality but nevertheless successful and capable of keeping contract and faith with persons like themselves, and in general injurious to their enemies and helpful to their friends.

Let’s note the dexter square in mundo of Saturn to Venus: that is an epidekateia. Since Saturn is on the right side and is the out-of-sect malefic Saturn has a strong corruptive influence. Moreover Saturn is in wide opposition  to Mercury in the zodiac. Poli was homosexual but he didn’t engage in long term relationships preferring to be single and have one night stand encounters.

The profession

No planet is at the MC. The Moon is void of course. No planet is doing an heliacal rising: Mars is occidental, Venus is oriental between the second station and the mean motion, Mercury is occidental heading to the vespertine heliacal setting in the next seven days. So no planet properly matches the ptolemaic requirements but anyway we can say that Venus is in a phase pretty close to the heliacal rising. So Venus is significator of actions. Let’s note, though, that Mercury is in its domicile and making a phase: the evening heliacal setting  Mercury is out-of-sect doryphoros to the Sun because it is making a phase to the Sun and it is the domicile lord of the Sun but it is of the nocturnal sect because it is occidental. Moreover Mercury is in sextile with Venus. So Venus tell us about Poli’s profession with the additional influence of Mercury.

Ptolemy says:

Again, when two planets are found to rule action, if Mercury and Venus take the rulership, they bring about action expressed by the arts of the Muses, musical instruments, melodies, or poems, and rhythm, particularly when they have exchanged places. For they produce workers in the theatre, actors, dealers in slaves, makers of musical instruments, members of the chorus, makers of strings, painters, dancers, weavers, and wax-moulders

The length of life and death

The Moon is the Apheta because she is the light of the Time and she is in an aphetical place. Mars is the alchocoden and since it is in an angle it gives its greater years: 66. Mars  is in sextile with the Sun so he adds 19 years which gives 85 years. Poli was 82 year old when he died.

In the last revolution we see Mars opposing the natal Moon at 6° of Sagittarius. Also Saturn is close to the Moon of nativity. Moreover Mars is also the Lord of horoscope of revolution; Mars is in aversion with the horoscope on the cusp of the VIII house. In the solar return the Moon is moving from Mars applying to Mercury, lord of the VIII house and also on it cusp.

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In the protection the profected Moon reaches the opposition of Mars.

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The day of Poli’s death the apheta, the Moon, reaches the occidental horizon.

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Mad as a March Hare

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The March Hare will be much the most interesting, and perhaps as this is May it won’t be raving mad – at least not so mad as it was in March.  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

 

The first Full Moon after the Spring Equinox is coming renewing the promise of a new beginning. In many cultures around the world the Moon is associated with hares and rabbits as in the Chinese, Korean and Japanese folklore and in the Aztec mythology. Also in European mythology the hare, which in march is running madly for the beginning of the breeding season, is sacred to Aphrodite.

This time the Full Moon after Equinox is also a lunar eclipse. But unfortunately Venus will not be the eclipse ruler, as we will see, even if the Moon is in Libra, the sign of Venus. The Moon as mad as a march hare will shadow her true face and will make difficult to judge her effects.

Since the Moon is in Libra,  Saturn or Venus, should be the ruler. But neither Venus nor Saturn are aspecting the Moon which is applying to Mercury. Actually Saturn is the almuten of the Moon because it rules the Moon by exaltation, triplicity by day and terms. Moreover Saturn is doing the first station. So we can judge that Saturn and secondly Mercury rule the syzygy.

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Saturn is stationary

 

Ptolemy says:

Saturn, when he gains sole dominance, is in general the cause of destruction by cold, and in particular, when the event concerns men, causes long illnesses, consumptions, withering, disturbances caused by fluids, rheumatisms, and quartan fevers, exile, poverty, imprisonment, mourning, fears, and deaths, especially among those advanced in age. He is usually significant with regard to those dumb animals that are of use to man, and brings about scarcity of them, and the bodily destruction by disease of such as exist, so that the men who use them are similarly affected and perish. With regard to weather, he causes fearful cold, freezing, misty, and pestilential; corruption of the air, clouds, and gloom; furthermore, multitudes of snowstorms, not beneficial but destructive, from which are produced the reptiles harmful to man. As for the rivers and seas, in general he causes storms, the wreck of fleets, disastrous voyages, and the scarcity and death of fish, and in particular the high and ebb tides of the seas and in rivers excessive floods and pollution of their waters. As for the crops of the earth, he brings about want, scarcity, and loss, especially of those grown for necessary uses, either through worms or locusts or floods or cloud-burst or hail or the like, so that famine and the destruction of men thereby result.

Since the eclipse will occur in the constellation of Virgo the events will concerns men  and because it will be in the equinoctial sign of Libra the weather and harvests.

During the lunar eclipse the Moon will be in the sign of Libra. Libra, as  Ptolemy says, has rulership over the north east part of Asia as China.

Let’s now look at some notable charts in different locations. Firstly, according to Ptolemy, in the region in the north east of Asia.

The lunar eclipse over Lhasa

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The eclipse is already ongoing at sunset and it will last for 1 hour and 50 minutes. Therefore, since the eclipse occurs on the eastern horizon, the effects will start to show up in the first the four months after the eclipse, they will last about two months and they will more intense in the first twenty days.

The lunar eclipse over Guadalajara

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The eclipse in Guadalajara is notable because Saturn, the ruler, is at the MC. We see also that Venus is rising but Saturn aspect her with a right square.

The eclipse will last for 3 hour and 20 minutes. Therefore, since the eclipse occurs close the western horizon, the effects will start to show up after eight months after the eclipse, they will last about three months and a half and they will more intense in the last month.

 

Dark waters

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On the 9th of March a total solar eclipse will be visible from parts of Indonesia and from locations in the Pacific Ocean.

The eclipse

The greatest eclipse will be in the middle of Micronesia, an archipelago of islands in Pacific ocean in front of Philippines. The eclipse in that area will last about 4 hours and 9 minutes.

According to Ptolemaic doctrine the eclipse effects will last 4 years and 2 months. Since the syzygy will occur at the meridian the effects will start in the second forth months, that is, between July and October. The intensifications will be  in the middle third of the entire period of its duration, that is, between the mid July 2017 and the end of November 2018.

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The syzygy occurs in Pisces, in the terms of Mercury  near the MC also in Pisces in the terms of Jupiter. Jupiter retrograde in exile in Virgo at the IC is opposing the syzygy both in the zodiac and in mundo. Saturn in Sagittarius on the occident is squaring the syzygy in the zodiac. Mercury is in parallel in mundo with the syzygy and with Jupiter. Moreover Saturn squares Mercury in mundo with a right ray, making an epidekateia on Mercury.

Checking the fixed stars, we see the syzygy is in conjunction with the Aqua Aquarii the cluster of stars in the waterfall of Aquarius. Aqua Aquarii has nature of Saturn and Jupiter. The star Fomalhaut, in the mouth of Piscis Austrinus, of nature of Mercury and Venus is at the MC.

As we see many influences gather in the eclipse and though Jupiter seems prominent, because it is angular, opposing the luminaries and it has a dominion over them, we must consider that it is not visible, retrograde and in exile in Virgo. On the other hand  Mercury is doing the matutine heliacal setting in the next seven days and it is close to the MC, in parallel in mundo with the Luminaries and Jupiter.

I think that the dominion over the syzygy is of Mercury and Jupiter.

According to Ptolemy:

Mercury, if he gains the rulership, is, generally speaking, in nature like whatever of the other planets may be associated with him. In particular, he is above all stimulating, and in predictions concerning men is keen and very practical, ingenious in any situation; but he causes robbery, theft, piracy, and assault, and furthermore, brings about unsuccessful voyaging when he is in aspect with the maleficent planets, and occasions diseases of dryness, quotidian agues, coughs, raising, and consumption. He is the cause of events taking place which concern the priestly code, the worship of the gods, the royal revenues, and of changes in customs and laws, from time to time, in consistency with his association with the other planets on each occasion. With reference to the air, since he is very dry and swift on account of his nearness to the sun, and the speed of his revolution, he is particularly apt to arouse irregular, fierce, and changeable winds, and, as might be expected, thunder, hurricanes, chasms in the earth, earthquakes, and lightning; sometimes by these means he causes the destruction of useful animals and plants. At setting he diminishes waters and rivers, at rising fills them.

Since the syzygy occurs in the sign of Pisces and in the constellation of Aquarius, which are both wet and in particular the Luminaries are with Aqua Aquarii, the waterfall I judge that the event will concern the see and tempest. A seaquake or a tsunami or an hurricane can be the event predicted by the eclipse.

Since Jupiter is involved the severity of the event will be attenuated, but, since Jupiter is not in good condition and Saturn squares Jupiter in the zodiac and Mercury in mundo the additional influx of Jupiter will not be so beneficial.

Let’s note some configuration concerning the weather. In a syzygy, either elliptic or not, when a conjunction, an opposition or a square between two planets of opposite docile occur then a violent change in weather condition happens. This configuration is called ‘Opening of the Portals’. We see in this chart that Saturn squares the Luminaries, and Mars squares Venus. Moreover Saturn and the Luminaries are angular so their effects will be stronger.
Magini says in his “De Mutatione Liber Libellus”:

The first Opening of the Doors happens when Saturn is configured with the Sun or the Moon and it generates a turbid, cloudy and cold air, especially in earth and air signs; but in water signs instead it brings great rainfall and in winter snow, especially when Saturn rules over the angle during the New Moon, the Full Moon or the quarters or also when it is stationary or retrograde.

The square of Mars and Venus adds violence to the weather change, causing rainfall and lightning.
Since Jupiter and Mercury are also in parallel in mundo they produce strong winds.
Mercury is associated with all winds and so, being at the MC and aspected by Saturn and Jupiter, suggests that winds from different directions and opposite in humidity and temperature will meet and originate a cyclone.
Since this syzygy is the New Moon before the vernal equinox it should give an general picture of weather condition during the incoming spring season.
Anyway it gives and idea also about the effect of the eclipse.

Possible intensifications of the events

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.

Let’s look at moment in the range of possible manifestation of the syzygy influence in which the effects could be more intense.

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During the Full Moon on the 6th of September 2017 Mercury in making its morning helical  rising and is on the occidental horizon with Mars and the star Regulus. The Moon is very close to the degree of the eclipse of 9th March 2016 and she is applying to Saturn. Saturn is squaring the Luminaries both in mundo and in the zodiac.

Another moment will be after the Full Moon on the 2nd March 2018.

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Mercury in making its evening helical rising and is close to the degree of the eclipse of 9th March 2016. The Moon is applying to Mars which is with the star Shaula of the Sting of the Scorpio and it is squaring Mercury and Venus. Jupiter trines Mercury and Venus.

Your eyes, your eyes

Bowie

 

At the centre of it all, at the centre of it all Your eyes, your eyes  Blackstar

 

 

 

 

David Bowie, one of the most important artist of the 21th century, has passed away after having left a non-fading footprint on planet earth.

 

The birth of the White Duke

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In Bowie’s geniture two planet are very prominent: Saturn and Venus. Venus is exactly culminating and Saturn is on the occidental horizon. Those two planets are significators of important areas of life.

Saturn is the Lord of the Ascendent, is retrograde, in exile in Leo but in-sect and angular. Saturn receives the bodily application of the Moon.

Venus is angular, on the MC, out-of-sect, oriental matutine, between the second station and the mean motion. The Moon is defluxing from Venus.

Since Saturn is Lord of the Ascendent, in aspect with it and the Moon is applying to Saturn, Saturn is the Lord of the Temperament. Also Venus contributes because, even if it has no dignity over the Ascendent and the Moon, it aspects both of them from the MC. Saturn is dry and more temperate than cold; Venus is temperate and wet. Bowie’s slim and slender shape is definitely under the Saturn influence but Venus adds grace and charm.

Saturn is the Lord of the Soul because it is in conjunction with the Moon and domicile lord of Mercury. Since Venus is triplicity ruler of Mercury, it is making a sextile in mundo with Mercury and the Moon is applying to Venus also Venus influences Bowie’s soul.

Venus is Lord of Activity, being the only fast planet visible and at the MC.

Jupiter is oriental in sextile with the Sun in the zodiac and squares in mundo the diurnal luminary doing a epidekateia. So the Sun receives the doryphory of Jupiter, though Jupiter has no dignity in the place of the Sun.

Dorotheus says:

If Jupiter is overeminent, that is, casts a right ray, the native and his father will be noble and will enjoy a good standing with many benefits, honors and relations with the rulers, and they will have power over many men.

The absence of rulership over the Sun by Jupiter means that the doryphory is concerning more the native than his father.

Also Venus is doryphoros to the Sun, since the Sun is in sextile with Venus and Venus is angular and ruler of the Sun by triplicity and terms. Though this is an out-of sect doryphory and a quite weak one because the sextile is at the boundary of the vis luminis of the Sun.

At the horoscope the stars which are in rictus Capricorni, the Capricorn’s muzzle, are rising. Those stars belongs to the passionate stars about which the anonymous says:

When these places are rising or setting, the natives are pushed to act immorally not only with women but also with boys and to take delight in the pleasures against nature

And furthermore:

If that happens manifestly or covertly, it is indicated by the rising  or setting of the planets that produce these passions, I mean Venus or Mars or Venus and Saturn, especially when configured in an adverse way, squaring or opposing each other or when one of them rises or culminates: then the natives will reveal his passions in a public and notorious way. And since unnatural pleasures cannot be enjoyed  without the fulfillment of the desires and the unavoidable fate, so the abandon to the pleasures brings complications, deceptions, losses, enmities and convictions, if the star of Jupiter does not remove partially the damages, witnessing the star of Venus.

Venus is squared in mundo by Saturn since they are both angular and Venus culminates, so Bowie’s passion will be notorious and public. Jupiter is in parallel of declination with Venus and it is also the domicile lord of Venus so those passions don’t trouble him.

The birth of a Black Star

Moon is the apheta and Saturn is the alchocoden. Saturn angular gives its greater years: 57 years. Only Venus is in aspect with Saturn. Since Venus is a benefic, angular and trines Saturn so it gives its lesser years and such months as the middle years of Venus: 8 years and 45 months. In total: 68 years and 9 months.

Around the Bowie’s death the Ascendent arrives to the square of Saturn and Venus to the conjunction of Saturn and the occident.

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In the profection the Sun and the Horoscope are in Libra.  The Lord of the Year is Venus and the profected Venus is with Saturn, Moon and descendent of nativity.

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In the Solar Return before his death we see Mars the Lord of the Horoscope in the XII place and squaring the Moon of nativity.

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Eye Oddity

The odd appearance of Bowie’s eyes were due to a condition called anisocoria.
Anisocoria is characterised by an unequal size in a person’s pupils. In Bowie’s case, his left pupil was permanently dilated, giving illusion of having different coloured eyes because the fixed pupil does not respond to changes in light, while the right pupil does.
The cause of Bowie’s anisocoria was caused by an accident happened in the spring of 1962.
He was injured at school by his friend George Underwood who punched him in the left eye during a fight over a girl. Doctors feared he would become blind in that eye. After a series of operations during a four-month hospitalisation, his doctors determined that the damage could not be fully repaired and Bowie was left with faulty depth perception and a permanently dilated pupil. Despite that incident Underwood and Bowie remained good friends.

In Bowie’s geniture the Moon is in conjunction with Asellus Borealis  and she is close to the nebula Praesaepe  which is with Saturn. The Asellus Borealis and Praesaepe belong to azemena stars (from Arabic az-zamâna, chronic infirmity or illness as well as inseparable disease) which are harmful to the sight. The Moon as Sun is a significator of sight and eyes but in particular of left eye.

Punch in the Eye

In the spring 1962 around the beginning of May there is a direction in mundo of Saturn to the Sun. Sinos, the Lot of chronic illness, in opposition to Mars and Sun in the geniture, is in conjunction with the directed Saturn.Eye injury.png

Moreover in the Solar Return for the 1962 the Moon and Saturn are a the beginning of Aquarius in opposition to Saturn and the Moon of nativity.

Lollipop in the Eye

During a concert in Oslo on 18 June 2004, Bowie was hit in his left eye with a lollipop thrown by a fan. A week later he suffered chest pain while performing at the Hurricane Festival in Germany. Firtly it was thought to be a pinched nerve in his shoulder, but the pain was later diagnosed as an acutely blocked coronary artery. He  was operated on urgently in Hamburg. The remaining 14 dates of the tour were cancelled.

In July 2004 Mars of direction squares in mundo the Sun of nativity. Around the same period we see also helpful aspect as Jupiter to the ascendent which helped Bowie to overcame his illness.

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In the profection the ascendent arrived in Scorpio and so the Lord of the Year is Mars. By direction the Sun is in the terms of Mars and in the solar return the Mars of revolution squares the Sun of nativity.

The dogs of war over Turkey

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“Cry ‘Havoc!’, and let slip the dogs of war” William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

On 10 October 2015 two bombs exploded outside the Central Railway Station in Ankara, Turkey. People was gathering there to march in rally against the growing conflict between the Turkish Armed Force and the separatist Kurdistan Workers’Party. More than 105 people were killed and 400 injured by the attack, which is at present the deadliest in the history of modern Turkey.
No organisation has yet claimed responsibility for the attack which the government and the APK party, guiding the country till the next incoming election on the 1st of November, ascribe to fighters of the Islamic State. Instead the pro-Kurdish People Democratic party, having supposed to be the target of the bombing, accused the Turkish government to be the instigator of the attack and a threat to Turkey’s peace and security.

The explosion

The bombs exploded at 10:04 EEST.

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Mars oriental matutine, out-of-sect holds the upper pivot in Virgo. The other malefic, Saturn, is in the first place, near the Ascendent. Mars makes a Decimation or Epidecatéia on Saturn. The Moon is moving from the conjunction with Jupiter in exile in Virgo. Jupiter also is in conjunction in mundo with Mars, and squared by Saturn so it is not in a good condition. Venus, in its detriment in Virgo, falling from the supernal angle is in parallel of declination and parallel in mundo with Mars. Saturn also is in sextile with Mercury, Lord of the MC. So the malefics holds the angles and no benefic planet can help. Moreover Mars culminating trigger the violent and destructive event.

The Solar Eclipse of March 2015

As I wrote about the last solar eclipse in my previous post Darkened equinox, the Solar eclipse occurred in Pisces and so it’s supposed to effect the Anatolian peninsula.

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In Ankara the syzygy is at the upper pivot while the star Pollux, of nature of Mars is rising at the eastern horizon. The lordship over the syzygy is of Jupiter and Saturn as I noted in my previous post but the star Pollux cast a violent light over the syzygy. This star is very important because not only is rising but is squaring the Luminaries. Moreover Jupiter is making a parallel in mundo with its lord Saturn and Mars a parallel in mundo with Mercury in detriment and exile in Pisces.  Those two aspects are also important because they occur around the central axis of the IC and MC where the syzygy is placed. Mars in this chart gives an important contribute because it is strong in the X place in its domicile in Aries also dignified by egyptian term and it’s the Lord of the culminating angle close to the syzygy place.

As I have already said in my previous post the events will start around the first months of summer 2015 and will last till the end of 2017. The effects will be more intense between June 2016 and March 2017. So the bomb attack took place in the range of influence of the solar eclipse.

The syzygy before the attack

Syzygy before the attack

The syzygy before the attack was also a lunar eclipse partially visible from Ankara. Mars rules over the syzygy because it’s lord of the Moon in Aries and of the occidental angle in Pisces, which is in the bound and triplicity of Mars. Mars, which is Lord of the eightieth place, is in parallel in mundo with Mercury, Lord of the Ascendent, in the first place and squares Saturn both in mundo and in the zodiac. The Moon is moving from the trine with Saturn to the diameter of the Sun. Jupiter and Venus are peregrine in the twelfth place.

Say Ptolemy in the II book, chapter ‘Of the Time of the Predicted Event’:

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.

It is notable that the Moon in this syzygy exactly trines Saturn in the Solar Eclipse of March 2015 and she has just passed over the point of Luminaries in the Solar Eclipse of the March 2015. So, according to Ptolemy, shortly after this syzygy we could expect something predicted by that Solar Eclipse.

Middle East: a powder-magazine

Middle East is a potential explosive area which can infect far beyond its borders. Many conflicts in the second half of the last century and last decades have afflicted the middle eastern countries: Palestine and Israel ongoing conflict, the Israel Lebanon war, the Israel Jordan wars, the Gulf War in Iraq, the Civil War in Syria,  the rising of Islamic State etc. Also Turkey which is the European door to Asia was implicated in the repression of the Kurds who live in the Kurdistan region. Moreover the Middle East is a tangle of many political, nationalistic, religious and economic interests.

Ptolemy Map

Ptolemy Map

If we take a look to the astrological chorography of Ptolemy we see that he subdivides the ecumene in four triplicity quadrants.

Each quadrant has a inner part ruled by an element and signs belonging to it triplicity and an outer part ruled by the another element and signs belonging to its triplicity. So the inner part of the north eastern quadrant, where Turkey and Syria are located, belongs to the water triplicity and in particular the central part of Turkey and it south coasts are ruled by Pisces. The inner part of the south eastern quadrant, where Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Arabic peninsula are located, belongs to the triplicity of fire and in particular the north of Syria, Palestine and Israel are ruled by Aries.

The syzygy of Luminaries during the Sun Eclipse of March 2015 occurred in the last degree of Pisces and during the phenomenon, which lasted about two hours, the Moon shifted in Aries. So we can suppose that predicted events will involve Turkey,  Syria, Palestine and  Israel.

Moreover since the Libya is under Pisces and North Europe under Aries we can expect that those event will effect also those countries.

In the last months a river of refugees from Syria and Middle East reached the borders of many European countries as Hungary, Austria, Germany, Poland, Croatia passing  through Turkey and Balkans. Those events could be only the beginning of a difficult period which will intensify in the next months and years.

Darkened equinox: through different shades

portolanoLet’s us consider in details some notable horoscopes for particular localities during the recent solar eclipse. Since, as we’ve already seen, the eclipse is supposed to affect, due to the Ptolemy’s doctrine of elemental trines, the Anatolian peninsula and Libya, let’s start with those horoscopes. Below we can see the the chart for Istambul.

Solar Eclipse 2015 Istanbul We see in this chart that the syzygy is at the upper pivot. In Istanbul the eclipse lasts 2 hour and 9 minutes, so the effects will last for about 2 years and 2 months. We can expect an event between the April and November 2016. Since Saturn trines the syzygy both in the zodiac and in mundo, Saturn is the lord of the eclipse. We note also the star Rigel of nature of Jupiter and Saturn. Rigel can signifies strict control of political power over the city or the rising of a authoritarian leader or a violent storm. Let’s now have a look for the chart for Ankara. Solar Eclipse 2015 Ankara Here, even if Ankara is not so far from Istanbul, the general tone is different. The upper pivot is in the first degrees of Aries and so in bound of Jupiter. Also Jupiter trines in mundo the syzygy in addition of the zodiacal trine of Sun to Jupiter. Moreover the rising degree is in Cancer in terms of Jupiter. So Jupiter here seems to takes the leadership over the syzygy. Probably the government of Turkey, which is very located in Ankara, will gain more stability and durability. But the star Pollux, of nature of Mars, rising at the horoscope make us suppose that government will gain more power making use of violence and force.

Let’s now move to North West Africa.

Firstly we consider the chart for Tripoli, Libya.

solar Eclipse 2015 Tripoli

Here we see also the influence of Mercury which add a turbulence and quickness to the outcome. The political situation in Libya at the moment is very caotic and uncertain. Probably this political instability will last, and  moreover destruction,  poverty, waist of natural resourses and maybe a redefinition of geographical boundaries

Solar Eclipse 2015 Algiers In the chart for Algiers we see the strong lordship of Saturn and Jupiter. Saturn has dignity over the upper pivot by domicile and Jupiter by term. Saturn is on the occidental horizon and Jupiter is at the inferior pivot.

Let’s study now other notable chart, not located in geographical areas under the water trine, but in places closer to the zone of max obscuration. Solar Eclipse 2015 Kiev Here we see the lordship of Jupiter, since Jupiter has dignity over the upper pivot and trines in mundo the syzygy. Moreover Jupiter is lord of the horoscope by domicile and term. Rigel is rising. Let’s compare the chart above with the following one for Saint Petersburg. Solar Eclipse 2015 St. Petersburg Here Jupiter doesn’t trine in mundo the Syzygy and so Saturn has the the lordship. Rigel is still rising. Let’s stay in Russia with the following chart, locate in Nizhniy Novgorod. Solar Eclipse 2015 Nizhniy Novgorod Here Mars has lordship with Saturn and Jupiter. Mars makes a Decimation o Epidekateia on Jupiter. So riots, violence and incidents are possible outcome.