Algol New Moon: Waco Biker Shootout

May 18, 2015 at 5:21 am | Posted in 2015, Astrology, BadDays, Events | 1 Comment
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No charts, but an event local to Texas that is what we would expect with an Algol New Moon:

This is bad enough.  Let’s hope that we do not have similar events over the course of the Mercury Retrograde / storm.

Vernal Equinox 2010: A Bad Moon a Risin’

March 15, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Posted in Astrology, BadDays, Predictions, Weekends | 29 Comments
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Algol and the 2010 Spring Equinox

[If you are looking for the 2012 Spring Equinox click here.]

We usually think as the start of Spring as a happy time, and Friday Saturday March 20th of 2010 will certainly mark a turning point.  Perhaps the most important point in this particular equinox is the Moon at 26 degrees of Taurus.  That is where the star Algol (“The Ghoul”) is located.  Generally, Algol is considered “unfavorable” or “malefic.”

We do not usually think of a “ghoul” as being the icon of the First Day of Spring.  Of course, if your thing is casting spells, this might be an especially powerful time for you.  I might add, the rest of this article is not about landscaping and gardening.  However, if you do participate in rituals and celebrations, you might choose add an extra measure of care this year the Friday night before the Equinox, lest March be the cruelest month (instead of April).

Most astrologers would say Algol is the most malefic of stars since it is associated with murders, serial killers, and beheadings. Especially beheadings.  Reputedly, “Saddam Hussein [had] Mercury on Algol (torture lover), [and]  Richard Speck, murder[er] of 8 nurses had Pluto on Algol.”

Algol is a bad dude, and Moon for the equinox is conjunct it.  For beginners reading this, the Moon is supposed to be both our innermost self and the part of us that is nurtured and can nurture.  The Moon is the most comfortable place in our home, and it is our final resting place (grave).  Algol has alternatively been called the head of the demon, Satan, and the Medusa’s Head.  The moniker of “Medusa’s Head” comes from Ancient Greece. The severed head of Medusa destroyed anything its gaze fell upon.

The Moon conjunct Algol is like your mother, sister, daughter, or best female friend falling in love with the worst possible person imaginable.  Your mom + Charles Manson doing LSD together and planning something really scary.


Solar Fire 7.22 Chart of Vernal Equinox 2010 (March 20th)

Solar Fire 7.22 Chart of Vernal Equinox 2010 (March 20th), Annotated

Some people have had very bad experiences with Algol.

I do not know what Moon on Algol will mean for us, but here are some possibilities:

  • The war in Iraq gets worse instead of better, with some of the worst / bloodiest / most tragic battles or events of the war.
  • More mass killings by terrorists
  • Possible expose’ of one or more serial killers of large proportions (over 20, and probably over 50 killings)
  • And more: death by “beheading, hanging, choking, asphyxiation, electrocution, murder, [and] mob violence.”

Certain kinds of other events may occur:

  • Landmark movies about the kind of events described above.  (Consider, already, the winner of the Oscars: “The Hurt Locker.”)
  • An unanticipated event involving Mick Jagger (reputed to have Moon on Algol, so this is a sort of “return” for him)
  • A romantic event, perhaps peculiar, for Prince William (reputed to have Venus on Algol)

And, that’s the GOOD news!  (Just kidding.  That’s the worst part.)

To be expected: typical news articles like this one from CNN, the Lindsay Lohan Muse Photoshoot Video (notice how it tends to be dark and distrubing), child star Amanda Bynes posing for Maxim in lingerie, and the NY Times Article “Drug Slayings in Mexico Rock U.S. Consulate.”  These are probably the beginning of a long chain.  And, as disturbing as this is, we might have another event similar to the Virginia Tech slayings.

This is enoug h by itself; the rest of the equinox is for other articles.  If you want, or need, a more detailed analysis, try this one.

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I have included, below, a “Solar Maps” map of places in the U.S., Mexico, and Southern Canada with annotations indicating which geographical areas (in this region) will be affected the most:

Annotated Map of U.S., Mexico, & Southern Canada re: Vernal Equinox 2010

Annotated Map of U.S., Mexico, & Southern Canada re: Vernal Equinox 2010

Jan 24, 25, 26, & 27 (Sat thru Tue), 2009

January 23, 2009 at 11:08 pm | Posted in Astrology, Predictions, Weekends | 1 Comment
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A shift in energy happens this weekend, and you will feel it. These days should be clustered together because this is one weekend that will “spill over” into next week.

Saturday the Moon is still in Capricorn, as Friday, and Financial Markets will somehow feel this. Mars Trines Saturn, which brings a sort of “closure” the the Mars Sextile Uranus of Thursday.

Innovative ideas may be squashed in favor of the status quo. We may hear some kind of government pronouncement about the military, but it will favor keeping the status quo rather than “change.” (Saturn (status quo) is the last to whisper in the ear of Mars (military, police, violence, violent criminals).

Meanwhile, Venus has aligned to favor Uranus (women, as a group, may find that they are VERY bored with the status quo), and Mars is “forced” to communicate with Venus. Some military / police officers may find themselves locked out of their homes by their wives or daughters.

The Moon, the other major feminine planet, speaks to everyone this day, but Venus has the the last word. This could indicate a mother / daughter alliance in a family (or other) dispute.

The VERY last word in this drama, though, belongs to the children (and the communicators) who can point at the supposed authority figure and say “he did it.” (Think of the final few scenes of the movie “Witness.”)

The Moon leaves all this behind as it enters a void and then Aquarius about 1am in Dallas (7am in UK). The Moon then conjoins Jupiter followed with a conjunction with the Sun which produces a Solar Eclipse. (You should read the Friday discussion of Jupiter’s influence). This Eclipse will be particularly life-changing for some people because of the intense Jupiter involvement. Higher education, travel (and diplomacy), and the courts will become particularly pronounced for some people, and, in fact, the population of the world will feel it.

Mercury (retrograde, in Capricorn) speaks to Mars Monday (either great Romance or terrible fights). Whatever happens this day, expect to “revisit” it on March 1st (when Mercury and Mars will meet again, but this time in Aquarius with Mercury forward motion).

All of this Mercury / Venus / Mars drama (which can be children, mother, father) is tied into the eclipse. For some, this means father accepts a new job or carreer which carries him far away. (We know this about military and Iraq, but this could be something a bit new or different.)

This, by itself, would be enough, but Tuesday the Moon predictably pulls Chiron (teachers, healers, healthcare, old wounds) into the fray as well as Neptune ( poetry, music, illness, alcohol & drugs, sometime “con-artists”). Illness will clearly be an issue, and we might see a significant “uptick” in the incidence and prevalence of the current strain.

If the Mars / violence issues involved a family alcoholic or drug addict, then Tuesday can be the turning point. I cannot say exactly WHAT KIND of turning point, but a turning point. For some, it will be devastating (possibly suicide). Others will get help and finally become “clean and sober.”

Energies shift again Wednesday, but that is a topic for another post.

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