News of the Death of Aaron Swartz

January 26, 2013 at 11:10 pm | Posted in Astrology, BadDays, FamousPeople, Lunations | 1 Comment
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Aaron Swartz was an internet activist who allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself Friday.

Here is an horary chart cast of the arrival of news of his death:

News of Death of Aaron Swartz 1-26-2013 10-39-35 PM

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Curiously, the question arrived at culmination of a full moon, one with an interesting pattern.

Chiron opposed the 8th (Sun on Asc), and Jupiter opposed Catastrophe.  Pluto is near the 4th house cusp (graves, final resting places), and the ruler of the 8th (Venus) is near Pluto.  Venus is also semi-square Chiron in this chart.  This Venus & Jupiter activity indicates that someone (maybe several someone’s) likely benefitted from Aaron’s death.

Uranus (Prometheus) has set.  Metaphorically, Prometheus is the bringer of light (insight, knowledge, genius), and he has now set (moved below ground).  Opinions may vary, but I suspect that we are all worse off for this loss.  The Founders of the United States were people like Aaron, and that kind of courage is needed to protect the rights of us all.

Groundhog Day 2013: Square Key

January 25, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Posted in 2013, Astrology, Events, Patterns | 2 Comments
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Groundhog Day of 2013 is marked by the appearance of a Square Key:

Square Key of Feb 2, 2013 1-25-2013 10-19-04 PM

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What does this mean?  The combination of squares and inconjuncts will leave people with a feeling that they “need to act.”  The squares will not let people sit still, but the inconjuncts (quincunxes) will leave people with a sense of dissatisfaction regarding whatever they do, or do not, accomplish.

Noteworthy, also, is the Thor’s Hammer (aka “God’s Fist”) that precedes this formation on February 1st.  Moon is at apex of the Thors Hammer while Jupiter and Chiron are on each leg.

Thors Hammer Feb 1 2013 1-26-2013 5-50-59 AM

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The Thor’s Hammer may produce rash action (if not an explosion).  The Square Key will color the reactions which will likely be ineffective or misguided.

Update: After the fact events:

Private Inauguration Chart (2013)

January 19, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Posted in 2013, Astrology, Events, FamousPeople | Comments Off on Private Inauguration Chart (2013)
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Some of you may have read that President Obama will have two inaugurations: a public one and a private one.  We assume that the private one is the “real” one (per the U.S. Constitution, as amended), and news reports indicate that it will occur “shortly before noon.”  We have cast a chart, “near” noon and rectified it to put Saturn in the 7th house (it was near the cusp anyway).  Here is the chart:

Private Inauguartion 1-19-2013 12-32-31 PM

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Here is the inauguration chart shown as a biwheel, with transiting planets surrounding Obama’s natal chart (source):

Private Inaug Biwheel 1 1-19-2013 12-41-14 PM[Click to Enlarge]

Four aspects stand out: (1) Mercury (T) Opposite Mercury (N); (2) Sun (T) Conjunct Jupiter (N); (3) Mars (T) Square Ceres (N); and (4) Neptune (T) Trine Venus (N).  We also note that Pluto (Capricorn, T) is Sesquiquadrate Uranus (Leo, N) and Vesta (Taurus, N), forming a Thor’s Hammer.

Private Inaug Thors Hammer 1 1-19-2013 12-41-14 PM[Click to Enlarge]


Vernal Equinox 2013

January 18, 2013 at 11:35 pm | Posted in 2013, Astrology, Events, Patterns | Comments Off on Vernal Equinox 2013
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Here is the chart for the Spring 2013 Equinox (Vernal Equinox 2013, The First Day of Spring, March 20, 2013):

Vernal Equinox Spring 2013 1-18-2013 11-24-01 PM

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A grand water trine is present in this chart, with the Moon in its home in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, and the following four planets in Pisces: Neptune, Mercury, Chiron, and Venus.  For the “first day of Spring,” we can safely say that water is emphasized.  (Let us hope it brings nuturing rains but not floods.)

Mars perfects a conjunction to Uranus soon after the Equinox, and both are applying to squares to Pluto in Capricorn.  Both are applying to sextile Jupiter, and Jupiter is apply to quincunx Pluto.  This is an “energetic” (and possibly violent) time.

We suspect that the events of this time are an important prelude to the Grand Water Trine of July 2013.  (Also, to compare the Vernal Equinox of 2012, click here.)

Here are the midpoint trees for the Vernal Equinox of 2013:

Spring 2013 Midpoint Trees 1-18-2013 11-51-33 PM

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Looking at the U.S. map, we see the lower Mississippi river valley is highly activated, including New Orleans:

Spring 2013 US Map 1-19-2013 12-01-53 AM

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We do not know whether this brings flood or drought, but we hope it brings neither.  We hope it brings healing.

February 2013 New Moon

January 11, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Posted in 2013, 2013-Lunations, Astrology, Events, Lunations, Weekends | Comments Off on February 2013 New Moon
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Here is the New Moon Chart for February, 2013:

February 2013 New Moon 1-11-2013 5-36-43 PM[Click Graphic to Enlarge]

What stands out about this chart are the large number of squares, overall, and Mars square Jupiter, exact to within a few minutes.  This particular new moon has a great potential for “action” and may be a bit dangerous.  A fair number of the squares are gemini / pisces, so this could be a good time to focus energies on making progress in creative areas.

We think this could be an important new moon for reader Gina, given Jupiter opposite Ascendant for her near this new moon.  We also note that this is the beginning of the Chinese Year of the Black Water Snake.  Here is another detailed analysis.  And, this blog entry predicts a year of disaster.  We find it curious the the Year of the Black Water Snake is characterized by a powerful outer planet Grand Water Trine, including the powerful Saturn Trine Neptune events.

The chart for the following full moon is found here.

We also note that for the U.S., U.K., and most of Europe, most of this chart is below ground.  That signifies hidden events and quiet or covert plans.  People will be “talking amongst themselves.”  We note that the date for the State of the Union Address has now been set: February 12th.  (Two days after this new moon.)

Here is the map for the U.S.:

Feb 2013 New Moon US Map 1-11-2013 6-13-46 PM

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Here is the map for the United Kingdom and Europe:

Feb 2013 New Moon UK and Europe 1-11-2013 6-30-04 PM[Click Graphic to Enlarge]

Here is the map for Australia and New Zealand:

Feb 2013 New Moon Aus-NZ 1-11-2013 6-38-15 PM[Click Graphic to Enlarge]

Here is the map for China, India, and Asia (including the Pacific Rim):

Feb 2013 New Moon Asia 1-11-2013 6-41-48 PM[Click Graphic to Enlarge]

Here is the world map:

Feb 2013 New Moon World Map 1-11-2013 6-16-34 PM[Click Graphic to Enlarge]

For fun, using this new moon chart as a “natal chart,” we have calculated transits to the planetary configuration of the New Moon of February 2013.  In particular, we note that this chart has several connections to the planetary configurations of July of 2013.  Here are the transits:

Dynamic Chart (2):
New Moon February 2013 – Event Chart
Feb 10 2013, 1:20:07 am, CST +6:00
Plano Texas, 33°N01’11”, 096°W41’55”
Geocentric Tropical Zodiac
Koch Houses, Mean Node

Selection: Transits Only – Main Aspects

Nod (1) Sxt Ven (3) (X) Tr-Na Feb 21 2012 3:01:30 AM CST -0.972 10°Sg15′ R 10°Aq15′ D
Jup (6) Sxt Mar (4) (X) Tr-Na Feb 26 2012 6:21:28 PM CST -0.956 06°Ta29′ D 06°Pi29′ D
Jup (6) Sxt Mer (4) (X) Tr-Na Mar 4 2012 6:08:49 PM CST -0.937 07°Ta46′ D 07°Pi46′ D
Jup (6) Sxt Chi (4) (X) Tr-Na Mar 7 2012 5:52:45 AM CST -0.93 08°Ta14′ D 08°Pi14′ D
Chi (4) Cnj Mar (4) (X) Tr-Na Mar 15 2012 4:29:32 PM CDT -0.907 06°Pi29′ D 06°Pi29′ D
Chi (4) Sqr Jup (7) (X) Tr-Na Mar 16 2012 2:42:28 AM CDT -0.906 06°Pi31′ D 06°Ge31′ D
Jup (6) Sqr Ven (3) (X) Tr-Na Mar 17 2012 11:12:24 AM CDT -0.903 10°Ta15′ D 10°Aq15′ D
Jup (6) Tri Plu (2) (X) Tr-Na Mar 19 2012 8:57:42 AM CDT -0.897 10°Ta39′ D 10°Cp39′ D
Jup (6) Opp Sat (12) (X) Tr-Na Mar 23 2012 5:55:08 AM CDT -0.887 11°Ta27′ D 11°Sc27′ D
Nep (4) Opp MC (10) (X) Tr-Na Mar 25 2012 6:57:42 AM CDT -0.881 01°Pi51′ D 01°Vi51′ D
Nod (1) Sqr Chi (4) (X) Tr-Na Mar 30 2012 7:13:37 AM CDT -0.867 08°Sg14′ R 08°Pi14′ D
Chi (4) Cnj Mer (4) (X) Tr-Na Apr 6 2012 1:14:29 AM CDT -0.849 07°Pi46′ D 07°Pi46′ D
Nod (1) Sqr Mer (4) (X) Tr-Na Apr 8 2012 4:38:31 AM CDT -0.843 07°Sg46′ R 07°Pi46′ D
Nep (4) Cnj Nep (4) (X) Tr-Na Apr 12 2012 12:06:56 PM CDT -0.831 02°Pi24′ D 02°Pi24′ D
Chi (4) Cnj Chi (4) (X) Tr-Na Apr 15 2012 2:53:03 AM CDT -0.824 08°Pi14′ D 08°Pi14′ D
Ura (5) Cnj Ura (5) (X) Tr-Na Apr 20 2012 1:04:15 PM CDT -0.809 06°Ar01′ D 06°Ar01′ D
Ura (5) Sqq Nod (12) (X) Tr-Na Apr 29 2012 4:48:28 AM CDT -0.786 06°Ar27′ D 21°Sc27′ R
Ura (5) Sxt Jup (7) (X) Tr-Na Apr 30 2012 10:47:40 AM CDT -0.782 06°Ar31′ D 06°Ge31′ D
Nod (1) Opp Jup (7) (X) Tr-Na May 1 2012 3:42:54 PM CDT -0.779 06°Sg31′ R 06°Ge31′ D
Nod (1) Sqr Mar (4) (X) Tr-Na May 2 2012 3:55:56 AM CDT -0.777 06°Sg29′ R 06°Pi29′ D
Jup (6) SSq Ura (5) (X) Tr-Na May 4 2012 5:30:04 AM CDT -0.772 21°Ta01′ D 06°Ar01′ D
Ura (5) SSq Sun (3) (X) Tr-Na May 4 2012 9:47:44 AM CDT -0.771 06°Ar43′ D 21°Aq43′ D
Ura (5) SSq Mon (3) (X) Tr-Na May 4 2012 9:52:49 AM CDT -0.771 06°Ar43′ D 21°Aq43′ D
Jup (6) Opp Nod (12) (X) Tr-Na May 6 2012 2:46:59 AM CDT -0.767 21°Ta27′ D 21°Sc27′ R
Jup (6) Sqr Sun (3) (X) Tr-Na May 7 2012 4:35:32 AM CDT -0.764 21°Ta43′ D 21°Aq43′ D
Jup (6) Sqr Mon (3) (X) Tr-Na May 7 2012 4:36:33 AM CDT -0.764 21°Ta43′ D 21°Aq43′ D
Nod (1) Tri Ura (5) (X) Tr-Na May 11 2012 6:17:20 AM CDT -0.752 06°Sg01′ R 06°Ar01′ D
Jup (7) Opp Asc (1) (X) Tr-Na May 14 2012 11:54:20 PM CDT -0.742 23°Ta34′ D 23°Sc34′ D
Jup (7) Sqq Plu (2) (X) Tr-Na May 23 2012 7:22:30 PM CDT -0.718 25°Ta39′ D 10°Cp39′ D
Sat (11) Sqq Chi (4) (X) Tr-Na May 31 2012 10:13:31 PM CDT -0.696 23°Li14′ R 08°Pi14′ D
Plu (2) SSq Asc (1) (X) Tr-Na Jun 17 2012 5:59:50 AM CDT -0.651 08°Cp34′ R 23°Sc34′ D
Jup (7) Sqr MC (10) (X) Tr-Na Jun 19 2012 6:43:04 PM CDT -0.644 01°Ge51′ D 01°Vi51′ D
Jup (7) Sqr Nep (4) (X) Tr-Na Jun 22 2012 5:57:13 AM CDT -0.638 02°Ge24′ D 02°Pi24′ D
Plu (2) Sxt Chi (4) (X) Tr-Na Jun 30 2012 8:18:02 AM CDT -0.615 08°Cp14′ R 08°Pi14′ D
Jup (7) Sxt Ura (5) (X) Tr-Na Jul 9 2012 5:11:22 AM CDT -0.591 06°Ge01′ D 06°Ar01′ D
Jup (7) Sqr Mar (4) (X) Tr-Na Jul 11 2012 2:20:00 PM CDT -0.585 06°Ge29′ D 06°Pi29′ D
Jup (7) Cnj Jup (7) (X) Tr-Na Jul 11 2012 5:33:25 PM CDT -0.584 06°Ge31′ D 06°Ge31′ D
Jup (7) Sqr Mer (4) (X) Tr-Na Jul 18 2012 1:09:40 AM CDT -0.567 07°Ge46′ D 07°Pi46′ D
Nod (1) Sqr Nep (4) (X) Tr-Na Jul 18 2012 9:28:46 AM CDT -0.566 02°Sg24′ R 02°Pi24′ D
Sat (11) Sqq Chi (4) (X) Tr-Na Jul 19 2012 4:58:56 AM CDT -0.564 23°Li14′ D 08°Pi14′ D
Plu (2) Sxt Mer (4) (X) Tr-Na Jul 19 2012 10:13:27 AM CDT -0.563 07°Cp46′ R 07°Pi46′ D
Jup (7) Sqr Chi (4) (X) Tr-Na Jul 20 2012 12:26:42 PM CDT -0.56 08°Ge14′ D 08°Pi14′ D
Nod (1) Sqr MC (10) (X) Tr-Na Jul 28 2012 5:17:15 PM CDT -0.538 01°Sg51′ R 01°Vi51′ D
Nep (4) Cnj Nep (4) (X) Tr-Na Jul 29 2012 11:34:22 PM CDT -0.534 02°Pi24′ R 02°Pi24′ D
Jup (7) Tri Ven (3) (X) Tr-Na Jul 31 2012 5:29:43 PM CDT -0.529 10°Ge15′ D 10°Aq15′ D
Jup (7) Qnx Plu (2) (X) Tr-Na Aug 3 2012 1:23:59 AM CDT -0.523 10°Ge39′ D 10°Cp39′ D
Jup (7) Qnx Sat (12) (X) Tr-Na Aug 8 2012 1:36:07 AM CDT -0.509 11°Ge27′ D 11°Sc27′ D

*** END REPORT ***

Downloadable Excel 2010 File of Transits to this New Moon: February 2013 New Moon (Six Month Transits)

Kumar’s Chart

January 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Posted in Astrology, NatalChartAnalysis | 2 Comments
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Reader Kumar has requested a chart.  Here it is:

Kumar (Final) 1-11-2013 12-14-39 PM

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In our analysis, we see that Kumar has Venus near midheaven with Vesta and Mars nearby.  This is generally a favorable configuration, and it also suggests that Kumar would benefit greatly from study in the univeristy, travel, or both.  Kumar may also proper in settings involving legal issues.  But, with Mars in the 29th degree of Pisces, he has to be careful to avoid engaging in dishonest or criminal activities.  He will face temptations.

With Moon in Cancer in the first house, women are particularly important to Kumar as are all things “water.”  He is a solar pisces and has a water grand trine in his chart.  He is capable of rising from humble beginnings to significant wealth if he is willing to work.  His Saturn is in Scorpio (the other piece of the grand trine, besides Moon & Sun), and he is still likely feeling the aftershocks associated with the Saturn return process.  We suspect that he recently had a major life change: a marriage, divorce, birth of child, or possibly a death of close relative.  He may have made a major career shift.

Given that he has a natal grand water trine, the grand water trine of this summer is of particular importance to him.  The decisions and actions he makes this year will affect his life for many years to come.  If he can avoid dishonesty / criminality, then he can become very prosperous.  He also needs to pick his friends and associates with great discretion.  (The temptation to “fall in with the wrong crowd” is a great danger to him.)

Early 2013 Thor’s Hammer Periods

January 11, 2013 at 4:30 am | Posted in 2013, Astrology, BadDays, Patterns | Comments Off on Early 2013 Thor’s Hammer Periods
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Without any further analysis, here are the “Thor’s Hammer” (aka “God’s Fist”) patterns for the first quarter of 2013:

(If you are not familiar with this pattern, please consider reading about it.  It is sometimes associated with dangerous situations and dangerous people.)

Solar Fire Gold  Jan 11 2013

Electional Search Results

Criteria:  FIND  (Chart contains Thor’s Hammer)
Search From: Jan 1 2013  0:00 am
Search To:   Mar 31 2013  11:59 pm

Status:      Finished – 8 matches

Enters      Jan 5 2013    5:42:25 am    (CST +6:00)
Leaves    Jan 5 2013    2:22:43 pm    (CST +6:00)
Enters      Jan 23 2013    6:44:18 am    (CST +6:00)
Leaves    Jan 23 2013    9:37:36 am    (CST +6:00)
Enters      Feb 1 2013    9:26:56 am    (CST +6:00)
Leaves    Feb 1 2013    10:47:26 am    (CST +6:00)
Enters      Feb 24 2013    11:57:03 am    (CST +6:00)
Leaves    Feb 24 2013    1:13:45 pm    (CST +6:00)
Enters      Feb 28 2013    5:45:01 pm    (CST +6:00)
Leaves    Mar 1 2013    2:30:57 am    (CST +6:00)
Enters      Mar 18 2013    11:24:30 pm    (CDT +5:00)
Leaves    Mar 19 2013    9:31:08 am    (CDT +5:00)
Enters      Mar 23 2013    10:44:11 pm    (CDT +5:00)
Leaves    Mar 24 2013    4:07:07 am    (CDT +5:00)
Enters      Mar 28 2013    8:32:32 am    (CDT +5:00)
Leaves    Mar 28 2013    4:06:35 pm    (CDT +5:00)

Ramona (Romania)

January 11, 2013 at 3:48 am | Posted in Astrology, NatalChartAnalysis | 2 Comments
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Ramona has requested a chart:

i am a female scorpio.  i passed throught a very rough time over the last 4 yers . i feel like the sun will never shine again in my life . the last ”lesson of life” was an abrupt break up last june ,still i can’t recover from that painful situation ,i was so attached to him .  up to now i don’t know what went so wrong between us that it couldn’t be fixed. i read more than 200 answers on your blog . you are impressive . maybe you can help me at least to anticipate the next black events in my life so i can be prepared .

Here is the natal chart:

Ramona (final) 1-11-2013 3-31-43 AM

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For the time being, we will focus on Ramona’s chart in our analysis.

Ramona has Saturn in the 7th house of relationships and marriage, and that is a difficult placement.  It means that she has to work at relationships, and they may not have the glamor that other relationships have.  However, what she builds can endure.  In this case, Jupiter has been approaching her Saturn.  Indeed, we think that what looks “interesting” for Ramona are the transits of Jupiter and Saturn to her natal chart in the coming year.

We do not believe that she will be alone, and we suspect that she might find someone else.  But, the key issue is likely to become something other than a boyfriends.  We suspect that 8th house events will become important to her: death or taxes or both.  This could be the loss of a loved one.  Or, if it does involve a boyfriend (and not death or taxes), then she may find herself in a relationship with a man that she finds to be “sexy” but possibly abusive.  She likely needs to do some important work on her belief in her own self-worth, and if she does not do that she could become involved with “the wrong sort of fellow.”

Alternatively, she may experience the death of someone important to her.  This could be an aging parent or sibling.  If this occurs, then this will “trump” any issues with a boyfriend.  (We expect this kind of thing to show itself in July, when Jupiter moves from the 7th to 8th house in her chart.)  A VERY wise use of her time between now and July would be to spend time with any family members that she has been tending to neglect.  While that certainly includes any older relatives, she should also take time to mend relations with siblings and children as well.  She must heal these relations and heal her own sense of self-worth first, before addressing any issues with boyfriends.

In closing, here is the list of recent and upcoming Jupiter and Saturn transits.  We note Saturn semi-square to her natal moon, a very “irritating” kind of aspect on a very personal level.  (This tends to cause one to believe that one must take action regarding some matter.)

We note that Jupiter squares Midheaven of her chart on July 19th.  We have mentioned elsewhere that we believe that is an important period for all of us.


Dynamic Chart (2):
Ramona (Romania) – Female Chart
Koch Houses,  Mean Node

Selection: Transits Only – Main Aspects (1 Year)

P1 (H)    Asp    P2 (H)    EXL    Type    Date    Time    Zone    Age    Pos1    Pos2

Jup (7)    Tri    Ven (10)    (X)    Tr-Na    Dec 2 2012    08:32:38 am    CST    40.065    11°Ge21′ R    11°Li21′ D
Jup (6)    Opp    Asc (1)    (X)    Tr-Na    Dec 6 2012    03:58:28 pm    CST    40.076    10°Ge46′ R    10°Sg46′ D
Sat (11)    SSq    Mon (1)    (X)    Tr-Na    Dec 6 2012    07:49:31 pm    CST    40.077    07°Sc15′ D    22°Sg15′ D
Jup (6)    Sqq    Mar (10)    (X)    Tr-Na    Dec 7 2012    05:02:20 pm    CST    40.079    10°Ge38′ R    25°Li38′ D
Jup (6)    Opp    Mer (12)    (X)    Tr-Na    Dec 14 2012    12:58:14 pm    CST    40.098    09°Ge43′ R    09°Sg43′ D

Jup (6)    Qnx    Jup (2)    (X)    Tr-Na    Jan 21 2013    10:09:52 am    CST    40.202    06°Ge27′ R    06°Cp27′ D

Jup (6)    Qnx    Jup (2)    (X)    Tr-Na    Feb 8 2013    01:18:26 am    CST    40.250    06°Ge27′ D    06°Cp27′ D

Jup (6)    Opp    Mer (12)    (X)    Tr-Na    Mar 17 2013    07:01:08 pm    CDT    40.353    09°Ge43′ D    09°Sg43′ D
Jup (6)    Sqq    Mar (10)    (X)    Tr-Na    Mar 24 2013    02:10:22 am    CDT    40.370    10°Ge38′ D    25°Li38′ D
Jup (7)    Opp    Asc (1)    (X)    Tr-Na    Mar 25 2013    00:36:51 am    CDT    40.373    10°Ge46′ D    10°Sg46′ D
Jup (7)    Tri    Ven (10)    (X)    Tr-Na    Mar 28 2013    06:59:13 pm    CDT    40.383    11°Ge21′ D    11°Li21′ D

Jup (7)    Sxt    Chi (4)    (X)    Tr-Na    Apr 11 2013    01:35:13 pm    CDT    40.421    13°Ge43′ D    13°Ar43′ R
Jup (7)    Qnx    Sun (11)    (X)    Tr-Na    Apr 28 2013    10:21:09 am    CDT    40.467    17°Ge00′ D    17°Sc00′ D

Jup (7)    Cnj    Sat (7)    (X)    Tr-Na    May 9 2013    03:16:53 pm    CDT    40.498    19°Ge21′ D    19°Ge21′ R
Sat (11)    SSq    Mon (1)    (X)    Tr-Na    May 10 2013    07:51:53 pm    CDT    40.501    07°Sc15′ R    22°Sg15′ D
Jup (7)    Qnx    Nod (2)    (X)    Tr-Na    May 12 2013    07:55:16 pm    CDT    40.507    20°Ge02′ D    20°Cp02′ R
Jup (7)    Tri    Ura (10)    (X)    Tr-Na    May 14 2013    04:39:01 pm    CDT    40.512    20°Ge26′ D    20°Li26′ D
Sat (11)    Sxt    Jup (2)    (X)    Tr-Na    May 22 2013    10:37:18 am    CDT    40.533    06°Sc27′ R    06°Cp27′ D
Jup (7)    Opp    Mon (1)    (X)    Tr-Na    May 22 2013    09:49:35 pm    CDT    40.534    22°Ge15′ D    22°Sg15′ D

Jup (7)    Tri    Mar (10)    (X)    Tr-Na    Jun 6 2013    07:34:03 pm    CDT    40.575    25°Ge38′ D    25°Li38′ D

Jup (7)    Sqq    Sun (11)    (X)    Tr-Na    Jul 4 2013    03:26:56 pm    CDT    40.651    02°Cn00′ D    17°Sc00′ D
Jup (7)    Sqr    Plu (9)    (X)    Tr-Na    Jul 11 2013    06:58:15 am    CDT    40.669    03°Cn30′ D    03°Li30′ D
Jup (7)    Qnx    Nep (12)    (X)    Tr-Na    Jul 14 2013    10:29:24 pm    CDT    40.679    04°Cn19′ D    04°Sg19′ D
Jup (7)    Sqr    MC (10)    (X)    Tr-Na    Jul 19 2013    11:01:59 pm    CDT    40.693    05°Cn25′ D    05°Li25′ D
Jup (8)    Opp    Jup (2)    (X)    Tr-Na    Jul 24 2013    04:12:11 pm    CDT    40.706    06°Cn27′ D    06°Cp27′ D

Jup (8)    Qnx    Mer (12)    (X)    Tr-Na    Aug 9 2013    05:13:25 am    CDT    40.749    09°Cn43′ D    09°Sg43′ D
Jup (8)    Qnx    Asc (1)    (X)    Tr-Na    Aug 14 2013    10:37:01 am    CDT    40.763    10°Cn46′ D    10°Sg46′ D
Jup (8)    Sqr    Ven (10)    (X)    Tr-Na    Aug 17 2013    10:40:29 am    CDT    40.771    11°Cn21′ D    11°Li21′ D
Sat (11)    Sxt    Jup (2)    (X)    Tr-Na    Aug 22 2013    02:03:43 pm    CDT    40.785    06°Sc27′ D    06°Cp27′ D
Jup (8)    Sqr    Chi (4)    (X)    Tr-Na    Aug 30 2013    05:29:54 am    CDT    40.806    13°Cn43′ D    13°Ar43′ R

Sat (11)    SSq    Mon (1)    (X)    Tr-Na    Sep 2 2013    04:44:39 am    CDT    40.814    07°Sc15′ D    22°Sg15′ D
Jup (8)    Tri    Sun (11)    (X)    Tr-Na    Sep 20 2013    01:50:36 am    CDT    40.863    17°Cn00′ D    17°Sc00′ D

Jup (8)    Sqq    Nep (12)    (X)    Tr-Na    Oct 10 2013    06:31:08 pm    CDT    40.920    19°Cn19′ D    04°Sg19′ D
Jup (8)    Opp    Nod (2)    (X)    Tr-Na    Oct 21 2013    02:31:19 am    CDT    40.948    20°Cn02′ D    20°Cp02′ R
Jup (8)    Sqr    Ura (10)    (X)    Tr-Na    Oct 31 2013    08:36:14 pm    CDT    40.978    20°Cn26′ D    20°Li26′ D

Sat (11)    Qnx    Chi (4)    (X)    Tr-Na    Nov 2 2013    00:43:48 am    CDT    40.981    13°Sc43′ D    13°Ar43′ R
Jup (8)    Sqr    Ura (10)    (X)    Tr-Na    Nov 13 2013    02:03:23 am    CST    41.011    20°Cn26′ R    20°Li26′ D
Jup (8)    Opp    Nod (2)    (X)    Tr-Na    Nov 23 2013    06:36:41 pm    CST    41.040    20°Cn02′ R    20°Cp02′ R
Sat (11)    Cnj    Sun (11)    (X)    Tr-Na    Nov 29 2013    02:48:32 pm    CST    41.056    17°Sc00′ D    17°Sc00′ D

*** END REPORT ***

Pravasini’s Chart

January 9, 2013 at 1:00 am | Posted in Astrology, NatalChartAnalysis | 1 Comment
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Reader Pravasini has requested a chart:

Liked your site very much.  I was born in India but presently staying at USA.  Trying for a child for long.will the saturn return affect according to birth place or to the current residence

Here is the chart:

Pravasini 2 1-8-2013 1-25-18 AM

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Pravasini asks about having a child (and pregnancy).  This kind of question is outside the scope of what we ordinarily address, but perhaps we can find an answer in our more broad analysis.

Furthermore, we are using Western astrology which is a different system from that which Pravasini has encountered before.  If she prefers a Vedic analysis, we recommend that she consult with a competent astrologer trained in that methodology.

A preponderance of planets in Leo, Virgo, or both has the reputation of precluding fertility.  We do not see that difficulty in this chart.  Her moon is in Libra, and in the Via Combusta, so she does meet some life challenges.  Located in the 11th house, she tends to have a fair number of friends and generally has good relationships.  Her largest difficulty is “drawing the line” with people who would “take advantage” of her good nature.

We see Pluto and Saturn in the 12th, and the asteroid Hygeia (health) is beseiged by these two malefics in the house of self-undoing.  This could indicate some significant health difficulties, particularly if she works too hard and does not do what is needed to take care of her health.  Additionally, Saturn has touched both in the last year, and she has been through her Saturn return.  Saturn returns tend to drive certain kinds of events, and the desire for a child is one of them.

Other than taking care of her health, and limiting the demands of friends, we do not see any particular obstacle to her having a child.

As a side issue, she has Jupiter and Uranus conjunct in the first.  That indicates that her life has been frequently puncutated by surprises.  Let us hope her wish is granted in a pleasant way.

Rista’s Chart

January 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Posted in Astrology, NatalChartAnalysis | Comments Off on Rista’s Chart
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Reader Rista has requested a chart analysis:

hi,  I know that I am currently going through a saturn return and I’m just wondering what I can expect from saturn’s transit into scorpio?  I have been involved in the arts more recently as well as education what do you see in those fields?

Rista 2 1-6-2013 12-27-25 AM

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[We note that we are doing this analysis during Moon v/c with Mars Square Saturn, so we expect some changes and updates as a possibility.]

Rista has Sun in late Taurus at 29 degrees.  (Similar to, and square, the late Moon in Aquarius of Kalina.)  In Rista’s case, a pursuit of education, career, or both in art is not only advised but is “fated.”  (She will be VERY dissatisfied, long term, if she does not pursue this.)  That is the message of the last three degrees, the last one the most “fated” of all.  However, Rista does need to know that this work in art is preparing her for something else: “things Gemini.”  While she might find great satisfaction in working in sculpture, she needs to recognize that the day will come when she will wish to communicate her ideas in other ways, spoken or written communication.

Both the Sun and Chiron are late in Taurus, and each of them form a yod with Pluto / South Node.  This strengthens the importance of her interest in art and introduces a decision: should she take “the easy way out” (South Node) or “take the plunge into the abyss” (Pluto).  Yods emphasize decisions where, later, we look back and ask “what if”?  (We are never quite satisfied with our decision, later, when we face a yod choice.)  I suspect that she will be better off “taking the plunge,” but in no case will it be “easy.”

If we use asteroids, we can also argue that Rista has a grand trine in earth by sign (Moon & Astraea in Virgo, Pallas in Capricorn, and Sun, Chiron, & Mercury in Taurus).  These also confirm art (and particularly sculpture or other three dimensional art in preference to painting or drawing).  If she has not yet explored sculpture, then she needs to do so.  (And, if she has and discarded the idea, then she needs to revisit.)  We do include jewelry making and all forms of metal and woodworking in the category of “sculpture.”

She can certainly teach, and Mars in Gemini will keep that interesting.  When she has a little more experience, she might use her experiences in teaching and art to write a book.  Indeed, she should keep extensive notes specifically for this purpose.

Quintile Kites for 2013

January 7, 2013 at 1:50 am | Posted in 2013, Astrology, Patterns | Comments Off on Quintile Kites for 2013
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Using the Electional Search feature of Solar Fire, I have compiled the following list of Quintile Kite periods for 2013.  In case you have not read my discussions of these elsewhere on this blog, Quintile Kites are superb periods for creative problem solving.  Whether you are an engineer, mathematician, poet, film-maker, or novelist, these should be optimal ideas for creating your best ideas.  (You should consider an “artist’s date” during this period.)

[At some later point, I may cast charts of selected periods.]

Here is the list for 2013:

Solar Fire Gold  Jan 7 2013

Electional Search Results

Criteria:  FIND  (Chart contains Quintile Kite)

Search From: Jan 1 2013  0:00 am
Search To:   Dec 31 2013  11:59 pm

Status:      Finished – 19 matches

Enters      Jan 25 2013    2:49:56 pm    (CST +6:00)
Leaves    Jan 25 2013    8:43:52 pm    (CST +6:00)
Enters      Feb 22 2013    1:44:50 am    (CST +6:00)
Leaves    Feb 22 2013    5:31:18 am    (CST +6:00)
Enters      Feb 26 2013    7:36:37 pm    (CST +6:00)
Leaves    Feb 26 2013    11:21:40 pm    (CST +6:00)
Enters      Mar 24 2013    9:39:57 pm    (CDT +5:00)
Leaves    Mar 25 2013    3:34:46 am    (CDT +5:00)
Enters      May 15 2013    11:37:30 am    (CDT +5:00)
Leaves    May 15 2013    4:31:52 pm    (CDT +5:00)
Enters      May 18 2013    10:20:51 am    (CDT +5:00)
Leaves    May 18 2013    2:39:17 pm    (CDT +5:00)
Enters      May 21 2013    3:18:45 am    (CDT +5:00)
Leaves    May 21 2013    7:21:46 am    (CDT +5:00)
Enters      Jun 17 2013    8:52:10 am    (CDT +5:00)
Leaves    Jun 17 2013    12:53:10 pm    (CDT +5:00)
Enters      Jul 14 2013    4:46:41 am    (CDT +5:00)
Leaves    Jul 14 2013    9:07:48 am    (CDT +5:00)
Enters      Sep 12 2013    9:26:59 am    (CDT +5:00)
Leaves    Sep 12 2013    12:14:25 pm    (CDT +5:00)
Enters      Oct 11 2013    10:23:30 pm    (CDT +5:00)
Leaves    Oct 12 2013    3:03:35 am    (CDT +5:00)
Enters      Oct 16 2013    7:54:18 pm    (CDT +5:00)
Leaves    Oct 17 2013    0:11:29 am    (CDT +5:00)
Enters      Oct 28 2013    0:13:26 am    (CDT +5:00)
Leaves    Oct 29 2013    3:22:02 pm    (CDT +5:00)
Enters      Nov 7 2013    9:20:56 pm    (CST +6:00)
Leaves    Nov 8 2013    0:59:11 am    (CST +6:00)
Enters      Nov 16 2013    8:43:19 am    (CST +6:00)
Leaves    Nov 16 2013    12:50:12 pm    (CST +6:00)
Enters      Nov 19 2013    5:18:20 am    (CST +6:00)
Leaves    Nov 19 2013    8:45:25 am    (CST +6:00)
Enters      Nov 22 2013    10:10:39 am    (CST +6:00)
Leaves    Nov 22 2013    1:35:09 pm    (CST +6:00)
Enters      Dec 5 2013    1:51 am    (CST +6:00)
Leaves    Dec 5 2013    5:10:43 am    (CST +6:00)
Enters      Dec 12 2013    9:14:10 pm    (CST +6:00)
Leaves    Dec 13 2013    2:17:51 am    (CST +6:00)

Milica’s Chart

January 7, 2013 at 1:33 am | Posted in Astrology, NatalChartAnalysis | 2 Comments
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Reader Milica has requested a chart, writing the following:

I am a female taurus. I have a Pluto, Saturn and Mars in Scorpio. How would this transit affect me? Thanks

Here is her natal chart:

Milica 1-7-2013 1-12-04 AM

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Milica will experience her Saturn Return this year, and given the events this summer, the experience will be a particularly powerful one for her.  She will deal with a number of emotional issues.  If she is married she may divorce, and if she is single she might marry.  Having a child is also possibility.  These are all things that often happen with the first saturn return, as well as subsequent ones.

Her Sun and Moon are bi-quintile, and that aspect can provide genius.  We are guessing that, given her taurus sun her predilection is music or sculpture but it might be another field, such as finance.  Moon is near Uranus (conjunct if you use loose orbs) and that confirms that she either is very bright or could be.  Unfortunately, the South Node is nearby, and that means that she probably only sticks with things she can do easily rather than a pursuit of magnifying her strengths into what they could be.  The Saturn Return may bring her an awareness of this genius if it is currently dormant.

Saturn has touched her natal Pluto recently, and “things have been difficult.”  She may have experienced a death in the family.  Saturn is active in the eighth house, and she is likely dealing with death, taxes, power struggles, or a mix of all three.  She may have come into an inheritance or may be in line to do so within the next year or two.

Mars opposite Venus leaves her as being rather sexy, likely physically attractive, to potential suitors.  But, if she is available, she must choose wisely.  Venus, Sun, and Chiron, by sign, oppose Mars & Saturn, by sign.  This leaves her with an ongoing series of struggles and can sometimes make decision making very difficult.  Failure to decide, of course, is also a decision.  Any potential suitor must be able to “live with this,” and see her as she is, rather than as merely a sex object.  And, more than a few suitors may be intimidated by her creative intelligence and, effectively, coerce her to hide or dampen the abilities that are her birthright.

She has Pallas in the 12th, and this is double-edged.  Sometimes she can depend too heavily on her intelligence.  If she is indeed very bright, then her trap is easy to see: she becomes dependent upon last minute preparation, and then she fails in goals that require even the brightest students to make serious preparations.  But, if she can overcome this tendency to procrastinate, then she can be a creator of elegant solutions.

Kalina’s Chart

January 6, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Posted in Astrology, NatalChartAnalysis | Comments Off on Kalina’s Chart
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Reader Kalina writes the following:

All I read above is so very interesting for me. Been through difficult times lately and my Saturn crisis is to follow. Just wondering in which way I’ll be tested this time. Got Mercury,Sun, Lilith, Venus and Neptune in Scorpio, all in 4-th house and going through Chiron return. What shoult I pay attention to?
Thanks in advance for your kind help, grandtrines.

Here is her natal chart:

kalina 1-6-2013 12-34-32 AM

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Kalina, with a late Aquarian Moon, cares deeply about justice and other people.  For someone who has so many below ground planets, and a Scorpio at that, she cannot resist the temptation to help others.  She probably prefers to do so anonymously, having been burned by scammers and cheats along the way.  She has recently experienced her Chiron return, typically a once in a lifetime event, and the combination of transiting Chiron and transiting Neptune near her birth Chiron have left her very sensitive.  Indeed, she might even be a bit psychic currently.  We would recommend that she pay close attention to her dreams and dreamworld.  They likely have useful messages for her.

I am seeing a fair number of people with Chiron returns visiting this site.  (That happens at roughly 50 years of age.)  I have a broad message for all of you: TEACH!  Chiron is the story of the wounded healer whose healing required teaching of the lessons that have been learned.  And, this is the message of the Chiron return: if you have anything useful to teach to anyone who wishes to listen, TEACH!

In your case, Kalina, you have the added bonus of Neptune empowering your teaching.  Neptune brings you the power of dreams, poetry, music, photography, and videography.  And, Neptune brings lessons learned in dealing with addictions and other illnesses.  You can draw on these.

She has a number of planets and asteroids in Scorpio and in the 4th house.  Her nature is to be private, and this can conflict with her desire to help others.  She cares deeply about her family.  As a Scorpio with so many scorpio planets, she can inflict great pain if she so desires, but she greatly prefers not to do so.  Instead, she would prefer to help heal relationships whenver possible (if she is operating in the “high form”).

If she has not worked in the healthcare field, then she should consider doing this if she is contemplating a career change.  As she is already aware, great changes have been happening in her life and are likely to continue to happen as Saturn conjoins her Scorpio planets in the next two years.  She will be an individual who can greatly benefit from this summer’s grand trine / grand sextile patterns, and this would be a good time to launch the changes into the area she chooses to focus for the next few years.

Early 2013 Diamonds

January 3, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Posted in 2013, Astrology, Patterns | 3 Comments
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The first quarter of 2013 contains two diamonds.  One starts on January 29th, a few days after the Stretched Pentagram near the Full Moon (and after the State of the Union speech).  The other occurs a few days after the Vernal Equinox (starting on March 24th).  (Both last overnight.)

Here is the chart for the first one, on January 29th:

Diamond 1 Jan 29th 1-3-2013 9-11-22 PM

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And here is the March 24th Diamond (a few days after the Vernal Equinox):

Diamond 2 March 24th 1-3-2013 9-13-22 PM

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Diamonds are comparatively rare.  We think the March 24th Diamond is particularly interesting since the Moon opposes Mercury, and Mercury is at the midpoint of Chiron / Neptune.

Zane Natal Chart

January 3, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Posted in Astrology, NatalChartAnalysis | 2 Comments
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Reader Zane writes the following:

Wow, this is all very fascinating and confusing to me at the same time. I am new to all of this since reading a weekly horoscope as a Libra recently and then hearing about the whole Saturn-in-my-sign thing. Was relieved to hear it is leaving soon, but then thought maybe I shouldn;t be too relieved yet. Can you help me understand a little about what to be wary of based on where things are on this chart, or perhaps direct me to where I could learn more about it? I appreciate any info.

Here is the natal chart:

Zanet 1-2-2013 1-26-49 AM

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We note that Zane has a Gemini ascendant at 28 degrees.  He is likely generally perceived as sociable and friendly.  He may have been born into a family that encouraged this, and sometimes it seems to be his fate to play this role.  But, with most of his planets below ground, Zane carries secrets, and he carries quite a few of them.

With Venus in Virgo conjunct the IC and the Moon in Capricorn in the 7th house, we can see that women are particularly important in Zane’s life.  He has, and probably will continue to, needed to foster the growth of his daughter(s), sister(s), and mother.  If married, his wife is quite important to him.  Given these planets in earth signs, finances are likely an issue in these relationships.  He may also have some difficulty expressing his emotions in these relationships.  What comes out may be anger.

Saturn has touched his Sun and opposed its natal place (demi-return).  The demi-return signals adolescence at 14 years of age (roughly) and middle age at 42 years of age (roughly).  He is at a point where he is re-evaluating his values particularly if he has teenagers or children leaving home.

This year, transiting Saturn will touch natal Mercury and natal Neptune the following year, both in the 5th house.  Although many have seen him as “lucky” over the course of his life, he may feel as if “his luck has run out.”  But, this is just Saturn’s way of letting him know that he needs to re-evaluate his values and priorities.

If he is not doing so already, he could consider a teaching position in his career field.

Natal Chart for Cindy B

January 2, 2013 at 10:28 am | Posted in Astrology, NatalChartAnalysis | Comments Off on Natal Chart for Cindy B
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Our reader Cindy writes the following:

I have had a rough time, and feel like I’m having trouble finding myself. I’ve been looking into the effects of Saturn in Scorpio — how will this affect me? I am hoping it will be positive, as its been difficult for awhile. Thanks so much!

Here is her natal chart:


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This clustering of planets is above ground and focused in the 10th, 11th, and 12th houses.  She is a strong individual who is not afraid to speak her mind and can think for herself.  Her friends (11th house) and career (10th house) are important to her.  Chances are good that she is not home much, but if she is then it probably means she is home sick.  (This does happen some.)

Career can be a struggle at times, and we would not be surprised if she works in a legal field, in law enforcement, or deals with taxes.  (Mars is in Libra in the 10th.)  She may have some trouble expressing herself when she is upset, however (Mars in Libra, intercepted).

Her teen and early adult years were relatively happy, but she has come to a turning point, experiencing setbacks in the past few years.  In a sense, she is now having to “grow up.”  Her Saturn Return process will begin in 2014, and she is starting to feel it now.  As Saturn touches her Scorpio planets, including Sun in Scorpio, she’ll have to make some decisions about what to keep and what to let go.  And, she will have to let go of some things.  (This is NOT a good time to whip out the credit card to buy toys.)

With Neptune in the 12th, she is quite intuitive.  She may have an interest in poetry, music (including singing), photography, theatre, or video production.  She is also capable of working as a counselor or social worker if she desires, though her career house says she tends to be more business oriented. Her Moon/Jupiter in Aquarius (and first house) confirms the tendency to desire employment as a counselor or social worker.  And, again, let us emphasize that she needs to avoid creating debt and pay off any debt that she has.

Regardless, she should develop these Neptune energies, and the time to start working on this would be this Spring & Summer.  A few classes in a Neptune topic (poetry, musc, etc. as listed previously) this Spring / Summer could be a good idea.

We would not be surprised to see her go back to school full time in either 2014 or 2015.

Stretched Pentagram of January 26th (Full Moon of January 2013)

January 2, 2013 at 1:37 am | Posted in 2013, 2013-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations, Patterns | 2 Comments
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We have a “Stretched Pentagram” that will form beginning January 26th and end on the 27th.  Here is the chart:

Stretched Pentagram of Jan 26th 1-2-2013 1-31-32 AM

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To say the least, this is an “interesting” pattern: A Full Moon Pentagram!  The Full Moon culminates during the formation of this pattern, and this pattern is also just before the State of the Union address this year.   (The State of the Union Address has been set for February 12th of 2013.)

Here is the U.S. Map:

Stretched Pentagram US Map 1-2-2013 1-41-15 AM

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We see that Venus has a line through DC (favoring DC) at this time, Ceres a line through Phoenix AZ, Hygeia through Los Angeles (healthcare), and Vesta through Oakland.  (Will be interesting to see how Californians react to the State of the Union.)

Here is the map for Europe and the UK:

Stretched Pentagram Europe and UK 1-2-2013 1-56-53 AM

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We see the UK activated by the curious combination of Vesta and Jupiter.

Here is the map for Asia, including India:

Stretched Pentagram India 1-2-2013 1-59-14 AM

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Here is the map for Australia:

Stretched Pentagram Aus-NZ 1-2-2013 2-01-08 AM

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And here is the World Map:

Stretched Pentagram World Map 1-2-2013 2-02-34 AM

We also have a Diamond pattern forming a few days later on January 29th.

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