Fine, How are You?

March 5, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Posted in Astrology, BadDays, Editorial | 4 Comments
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Usually I do not write unless I believe I have something profound or clear or both to say.  Nothing seems particularly profound or clear.  (Could be Pisces, especially Mercury Retrograde in Pisces unfavorably aspecting a natal planet of mine.)

But, I will say this: “things” seem a bit weird lately.  Maybe it is just me, or maybe I do not like the idea of a “Black Water Snake” year.  In either case, I offer the following graphic of aspects, courtesy of PAT:

Current Aspects March 5th 3-5-2013 11-29-10 PM

Don’t know what you think, but that looks pretty active to me.

Arguably, something “weird” is happening somewhere at almost any point in time.  It is a bit like “you can fool some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but….”

So, maybe it is just me.  Maybe it is just local to my little corner of the universe.  But, it seems like I am working like hell (the “daytime job”) and, every time I turn around, something breaks or goes wrong.  And, my donkey keeps getting kicked.

(If you do not get the donkey reference, click here.)

Is it just me?  Or has it been that way for you, too?

Black Water Snake Editorial

February 10, 2013 at 2:53 am | Posted in 2013, Astrology, BadDays, Editorial, Predictions | 10 Comments
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Lately, I have been posting charts with little commentary.  This is true for several reasons:

  • My words may be misconstrued, but charts and maps speak for themselves
  • Lately, I have not had the time to provide the type of in-depth analysis that I prefer to perform

Tonight, as I write this, I am doing something different.  I am posting commentary with little support from any charts.  I offer only the chart for this commentary, started in the Cazimi period of a very old and almost new moon at the end of The Year of the Water Dragon (the Dragon’s Last Breath):

Black Water Snake Editorial 2-10-2013 1-05-22 AM

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At the end of a long nap today, quite a few thoughts came to me about this combination of the Chinese New Year for the Year of the Black Water Snake and the upcoming Grand Water Trine.

Typically, I focus on pattern analysis and making at least some attempt at empirical validation of astrology.  In a few private emails, some criticism has been directed at what has been called “fortune telling.”  The criticism is legitimate, given the primary intent of the blog.  Generally, I mix in the interpretation of personal charts because my audience requests them, and they seem to like them.  The same is true for methods such as Arabic Parts which may not have the same grounding that an analysis of patterns (only) would have.

Tonight, I break all the rules.  No empirical grounding or validation of that nature is available for what I have to say.  Indeed, much of it came from intuitions that came to me as I emerged from a nap.  Here are my intuitions (as they came to me this evening):

Regarding Pluto in Capricorn and Saturn in Scorpio:

  • This combination FAVORS power structures.  Some aspects of them may change, but overall this combination will make them STRONGER rather than bring the change that so many desire.  What this configuration brings is precisely what is happening: “marginal” businesses run by once adventurous entrepreneurs are being crushed with the result of those willing to take risk being left unemployed or headed for a job in a “cube” somewhere.  The result in the marketplace is that consumer choice is reduced and wealth is concentrated.If you want your small shops to survive, now is the time to support them.  More than any other astrological combination conceivable, this is the ultimate “rich get richer and poor get poorer” configuration.  This “Robin Hood” steals from the poor (particularly people who cannot pay their mortgages) and gives to the rich (or at least the investment bankers who have received HUGE bonuses the past few years).
  • With an estimated 240 year orbit to cover 12 signs, when Pluto entered Capricorn for 2008, it did not do so for a year or two.  Many astrologers look to exotic variations of tertiary progressions or some such to explain events.  But, this is simple: Pluto (death) entered Capricorn (financial institutions) and a COLLAPSE happened.  No exotic analysis is needed; this is obvious for anyone with eyes to see.All we hear from the media (mainstream, conglomerates) and government (Big Government) is some variation of “now, the recession is over.”NO IT IS NOT!  And, Pluto is going to be in Capricorn until March of 2023.  That’s right, folks, this “recession” will be with us in some form until 2023!
  • Pluto and Saturn in mutual reception makes the recession (and power of a limited few in the government and a limited few in large corporations) with us until December of 2014.  (They will continue long after that, but they are unusually powerful during that period.)  We will continue to experience a few more “tolls of the bell” (paraphrasing Jonathon Cainer regarding Uranus Square Pluto) in 2015 then “things” will seem easier.What this really means is that we will come to have fully accepted our difficulties (to the degree that such difficulties can be accepted).  A new generation that has, either mostly or entirely, only known austerity will emerge.  In personality, they will be similar to the “Depression Babies” of the 20th century.
  • When Pluto finally enters Aquarius in 2023, we will have a new set of problems.  My best guess is a war, a really HOT war, like a World War II style war.  World War II, like it or not, was the “cure” to the Great Depression.  Chances are good, sadly, that history will repeat itself.
  • By 2050, I will likely no longer be here.  (I might not be here in 2023.  Indeed, sometimes I wonder if I even have tomorrow.)  But, to be sure, the world will be very different.  China and India will have risen to power in ways that we only have inklings of at this time.The Big Three will become China, India, and the former Soviet Union.  Much of Western Europe will have functionally become like third world countries, much as they were after World War II.  And, the future of the U.S. is uncertain (at best).  But, a strong risk exists that the United States will become indistinguishable itself from a third world country.  (Given that I consider myself a patriot, I consider this notion offensive.  But, from my vantage point, “things” do not look so good.)

I know that none of this is very cheery, and I know that many of my visitors like to be cheered up.  So, in the future, I will attempt to avoid this type of commentary.  However, I am not yet done for this entry.

The Chinese Year of the Black Water Snake

Arguably, snakes may or may not be “bad” in Chinese legends.  They certainly have a fair amount of wisdom, and they are directly descended (literally) from the Dragon Who Fell to Earth.  (Not to be confused with The Man Who Fell to Earth.)  Also: I refer here to a Chinese legend, rather than this Christian reference.

But, make no mistake about it, black is an unfavorable color in the Chinese mythos, and water is equated with “danger.”  In the swamps of the Southern United States, the “black water snake” is the water moccasin, a poisonous viper known for vicious and unprovoked attacks.  (The referenced article disputes the reputation of aggressiveness; being familiar with the native in question, we disagree.)

To me, engaging in a moment of “fortune telling,” this is a bad omen.  (But not one that is entirely devoid of benefits.)  Together with the knowledge of the upcoming Grand Water Trine, I will hazard the following speculations as POSSIBLE events as “predictions” for The Year of the Black Water Snake (mostly 2013):

  • Favorable: The petrochemical industry will have breakthroughs, some unforeseen.  This could include the location of a previously unknown oil field (possibly larger than any previously located), a better way to get oil out of the ground than the current “fracking” approach, other breakthroughs, or all of these.
  • Unfavorable: An oil disaster, likely offshore and in the Ocean, that eclipses the disaster of the Deepwater Horizon in 2010.
  • Favorable: A breakthrough involving the de-salinization of ocean water into fresh water.
  • Unfavorable: Continued problems in the Mississippi River Valley.
  • Unfavorable: a crime wave and possibly the emergence of a new kind of criminal (just as phishing and identify theft emerged a few years ago).  We will seem to be losing the war against cyber-criminals and cyber-terrorists.  However, this new type of criminal may not use technology at all.  Whatever they may be, they will be unusually nasty (like a pit viper).
  • Unfavorable: data mining, also known as knowledge discovery, will continue to eradicate our privacy, concentrating the power available into the hands of a few.  Sadly, apparently most of us are foolish enough to release this data: we choose to give away our personal habits to save a few pennies with a discount card or some similar data capture device.  Some tragedies may emerge from this (stalkers getting access to sensitive information, etc.).
  • Unfavorable: possibly as a necessary reaction to cyber-criminals and cyber-terrorists, the government will continue to expand its monitoring of our online activites.  Unwittingly, well-meaning individuals may be creating a monster that will devour all of us.  I am specifically referring to this:  Bluffdale.
  • Unfavorable: Will a data center like Bluffdale lead to the emergence of some form of artificial intelligence like that on “Person of Interest“?  Who knows?  But, something new is emerging.  And, our text, email, social media, and other digital artifacts (such as this blog) are feeding it.  Maybe we are nearing the Singularity.  Find a longer version here.
  • Unfavorable: An unforseen and unpredictable event involving toxic waste (Pluto = poison) that affects a large number (millions?) of people, causing massive amounts of death / injury.
  • Finally: the emergence of a leader like the kind Jeanne Dixon believed was born in 1962.

I hesitate to publish the following.  To some people, it will sound very, very crazy.  I will probably lose a few readers over this.  But, I am going to go far out on a high limb, possibly sawing it off behind myself.

(But, you can find a fair amount of this on “The History Channel” and from some of the sources they use for the various Nostradamus shows they produce.  To some degree, I am adding to what is already there.)

Jeanne Dixon believed that the Antichrist was born in 1962.  So far, this prediction has not born fruit.  The prediction is based on several assumptions:

  • The “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” are really code for the four fixed signs of the zodiac: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius.  In particular, the Quarter Days may be of some significance.  An interesting discussion of the topic can be found here.
  • At least some (if not most) of those who claim to follow Nostradamus claim (1) we will see three Anti-Christs; (2) they will come from the Four Horsemen (representing in each element in the four fixed signs); (3) that Scorpio (fixed water) cannot produce an Anti-Christ because it is “too sensitive”; and (4) that two have already come and gone (Napoleon (Leo, fixed fire) and Hitler (Taurus, fixed earth)).
  • What is left is the third Anti-Christ: an Aquarius (the fixed air sign).  Dixon’s 1962 chart is a perfect fit.

If Dixon’s Aquarian Anti-Christ is going to emerge, he’d better do it soon.  His second Saturn return is coming due, and Hitler’s second Saturn return effectively killed him (from an astrological point of view).  Saturn returns have a way of sweeping away leaders, good and bad.  In fact, most of those predictions (Jeanne Dixon’s) appear to simply be wrong.

(The good, it seems, die young.  Usually at the time of the first Saturn return.)

Let me predict that either one of two things will happen this year: (1) such a leader will emerge (not necessarily born in 1962) or (2) will be born this year.  Frankly,  I lean toward the latter prediction given how the current world events are unfolding.  (We appear to be replicating certain aspects of the early 20th Century, and The Great Depression laid the foundation for the emergence of Hitler, much as the Pluto in Capricorn financial crisis is currently doing for someone similar.)

Is any of this true?  I do not know.  But, for the sake of argument, let us pretend it is.  At this point, I question the assumption that this unknown leader cannot be a Scorpio.  Indeed, the idea that he (or she) will be born as a Solar (or Lunar or both) Scorpio in a year known by the Chinese as the Year of the Black Water Snake when a Grand Water Trine of outer planets is dominant, well, let’s just say that seems as plausible as anything else.

But, then again, this is merely the speculation of Fortune Telling.  And, we have been told not to concern ourselves because he will come like “a thief in the night.”

Maybe this is just as much a miss as Jeanne Dixon’s analysis.

We now resume your regularly semi-scheduled blog.

One last note: I find the Earthquakes in the South Pacific to be a bit worrisome.

Deeva at Mystic Chix

February 2, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Posted in Editorial | 8 Comments
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2012 in review

December 31, 2012 at 12:03 am | Posted in 2012, Editorial | Comments Off on 2012 in review
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 41,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 9 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

[Looks like we are growing.  Click here to see the 2011 report.]

We are defined by our Enigmas

December 17, 2012 at 7:48 am | Posted in BadDays, Editorial, FamousPeople | 6 Comments
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I woke up early this morning with these words in my head.  They came to me nearly fully formed, with almost no editing necessary.

We are defined by our Enigmas

We are defined by our Enigmas.  And one of the great enigmas of our time is that of the madman on a rampage.  It consumes us and cheats us of time best spent elsewhere.

We obsess, and we fret.  What could we have done?  Would “gun control” have helped?  We like soft and easy answers.  Surely that would have helped.  We could pass a new law: only licensed policemen could have guns.

But what if Nancy Lanza had succumbed to a sudden illness?  Adam Lanza might have moved in with his uncle, a police officer.  Again, he would have had access to weapons.

Had he lived with a family in the construction business, he might have used explosives and harmed far more people.  When tragedy strikes, we rarely pause to think that it could have been worse.

Had he been “radicalized” by a group that advocates violence and recruits the disenfranchised, he might have become a suicide bomber.

We would call him a “terrorist” instead of a “school shooter” and somehow think he was different in a meaningful way.

Putting the evil in the object, whether guns or bombs, is a risky thing because it rarely cures the problem.

Maybe we could spend more money on mental health.  We could.  We could make certain that people receive mental health “regardless of level of income.”  But, “regardless of level of income” has become a euphemism for poverty in the United States.

And that means that kids from middle class and wealthy families, like Adam Lanza, paradoxically “fall through the cracks.”  Adam himself was barely a step from homeless.  But his family had so much money that he would have never qualified for any of these special programs.  And that, again, leaves us with a madman on a rampage.

The idea that middle class and wealthy families will step forward to help their mentally ill family members is an old lie.

Ask anyone who has worked in the mental health field for at least a few years and you will find out the truth.  Most families cannot handle the burden and eventually abandon the suffering family member.  But, the politicians can always sell us the same old well-worn lies that “sound good.”

And that means the problem is never addressed.

The most disturbing thought of all is that there is no solution.  Maybe the way that we have built our society transforms some of our best and brightest into fragile and unemployable young adults who have nowhere to turn when they break down.  And that, inevitably, leaves us with a madman on a rampage.

Liza Long can tell you how things really are.

But, the biggest engima of all is the question of why do we we keep defining ourselves in terms of losses?  We focus on the rampage of the madman, and we cheat ourselves of the awareness of the windows of opportunity that can exist in almost any situation.

As we move forward from this tragedy, we need to remember the words of Robert F. Kennedy:

There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?

Enigmatically, Robert F. Kennedy died because of a madman on a rampage.

Update: Maybe this might make a difference. (It is a petition to “address the shortcomings of the current mental health system to prevent at-risk people from becoming violent offenders.”)

Update (12/21): This article argues that our collective violence is part of our evolutionary history….

 

Grand Dreams

November 5, 2012 at 4:19 am | Posted in Editorial | 2 Comments
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If you like Grand Trines, then you might like Grand Dreams.  We are spinning off a new blog to focus on dreams and the intuitive side(s) of ourselves.  Hope you like it.  (And, if you do visit, please do leave feedback!)

Adelaide, South Australia

August 2, 2012 at 9:16 am | Posted in Astrology, Editorial | 6 Comments
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Dear “Adelaide, South Australia,”
You are one of my most frequent visitors.  I *KNOW* that you visit my site.

So, do you have a question or want or need a chart done?  I have a brief window where I can do that for you, and I like my Australian visitors.  (However, you might have to put me up for the night if I decide to come visit.)

Signed,

GT

[This has been resolved.]

I Checked In and I Liked It

March 24, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Posted in Astrology, Editorial | Comments Off on I Checked In and I Liked It

Sing the above title to the tune of “I Kissed a Girl and I Liked It.”

This site has had enough traffic lately that I might spend a little time working on charts, patterns, and maps. I tend to do that March through June because I seem to have just enough slivers of time to be able to do that.  But, the traffic makes a difference.  If no one is reading what you write, then why spend the time writing it?

So, hopefully some time this weekend, I will work on putting something interesting here. You should see something new no later than March 31st.

WVA Mine Explosion Moratorium

April 6, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Posted in Astrology, BadDays, Editorial | Comments Off on WVA Mine Explosion Moratorium
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In light of the profound extent of this tragedy, no further comments of any kind on this matter will be issued for an indefinite number of days.  Our hearts and prayers are with the families of the miners.

2009 April More Computer Problems

April 14, 2009 at 7:54 pm | Posted in BadDays, Editorial, Predictions, Sabatical | Comments Off on 2009 April More Computer Problems
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As I predicted, “unexpected” computer problems have prevented ongoing posting of predictions.  I do not know if this is a consequence of something like the “Conflicker Worm” or just a routine computer problem.  But Firefox bookmarks (and more) were lost; other computer programs were “reset.”

To become able to predict again might take a bit.  Probably will be “up” again after the New Moon.  What you need to know is that a Mercury Retrograde is coming.  Don’t wait for me to predict; drop it into Google and read about it.

Til then….

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