From the Desk of Leslie Marlar
From those of you who are local, S.T.A.R. Guild astrology study group meets on Tuesday, Sept. 26th at 6 pm at the library in Cocoa, 308 Forest Ave. We will be looking at the meaning of the planet Jupiter moving into the sign, Scorpio in us and in the world. We have other areas that we can play with, like astrocartography and our charts as seen with solar houses.
This past month the T square became a grand cross and was associated with many events, including those of leaders being in conflict. The eclipses of Aug 7th and Aug 21st in Aquarius and Leo and involving Mars contributed to the making of many events.
The U.S. Chart has an Aquarius Moon. If you use the Gemini rising chart the Moon affects the 10th/4th and 9th/3rd houses. For Trump, Aquarius is in the 7th house of enemies and partners and the Leo eclipse was very close to his Ascendant and his natal Mars. And the solar eclipse was visible here in the U.S. focusing on the U.S.
For President Trump events we have: Another grand jury empaneled by Mueller, 2 leaks of WH calls, the tension with Noko and the “fire and fury” comment, the Trump/McConnell spat, The Charlottesville riot events and the attendant Trump news conference, Bannon leaving, CEO’s leaving the WH, and various Trump rallies and speeches.
For additional U.S. Events we have: Sanctions on Noko, Confederate statues coming down, another Navy ship collision, Harvey, a new $700,000 leukemia drug, and 3 more Noko missile launches.
In the world, Barcelona happened when Saturn in Sagittarius was rising and opposing a Moon in vehicle sign, Gemini.
In Sierra Leon mudslides killed over 450 people.
Next month, it will be the last full month for the cardinal T square and this should show a general improvement. At some time during the month the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars will oppose wet Neptune in wet Pisces and the Sun, Mercury, and Mars will square Saturn planet of losses. We’ll be getting a better idea of the effects of Harvey in Texas. Mercury and Mars will be traveling through the same sign and close to each other until week 4. This shows awareness of trouble. The Texas chart has Saturn, Neptune, and Venus in Aquarius; this would have been effected by both eclipses. And Houston has Jupiter in Leo opposing Neptune in Aquarius.
Fairly good days next month are: 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, & 30.
Full Moon in wet Pisces on the 5th and 6th focuses on work and restriction. New Moon in Virgo on the 18th, 19th, and early morning of the 20th focuses on work.
I’ll be doing Astrology mini readings at Book & Bead on Saturday, Sept. 16th.
Email if you need services. See my Sun sign column on my site and my Moon pieces on my site and on facebook.
p.s. The Powerball winner was born 4/23/64 in South Bride, Ma. She has the Sun in money sign, Taurus with rich Jupiter trine Uranus. At S.T.A.R. Guild we have seen Sun trine Uranus in lottery winners that we got from the Astrodatabank site. The money sign, Taurus and Jupiter add to it. I keep saying that Trump has lottery winning luck because he has the Sun with Uranus trine Jupiter.
Shakespeare and Astrology
by Leslie Marlar Nov. ’16
We know that Shakespeare used numerous Astrological quotes in his writings. Does the literary community know enough about Astrology to understand these? I doubt it. I am going to try to shed light on this. My Shakespeare is a little rough, but my Astrology is quite good. P.S. Last night I dreamed that I was walking done a path bordered by beautiful yellow flowers. They were thick and the greens and yellows were beautiful. I think this project, started today, is my going down that beautiful path.
The Winter’s Tale. “There’s some ill planet reigns: I must be patient till the heavens look with an aspect more favorable.” The Sun, Moon, planets, and points on the ecliptic called angles form geometrical relationships with each other called aspects. Planets near each other form a conjunction which is powerful. Planets 60 or 120 degrees of arc from each other are harmoniously related and planets 90 or 180 degrees of arc from each other are in a stressful relationship. In addition to aspect, a planet can reign if it is in an important place in the sky. The eastern horizon and the zenith are very important places. And there are planets with a bad reputation for trouble like Mars, the god of war and Saturn, the Titan who ate his children. So Queen Hermione notes that a bad aspect is in place and that she should wait for a good one. Things are always moving in the sky. Shakespeare is upholding the theory that it makes sense to avoid action at bad times and instead do something at a good time because there is a connection between things happening on earth and in the sky.
When someone close to me had open heart surgery, I had no control over the choice of time and date. One ill planet reigned. Mars was square (90) the Moon. This causes infection and he did get a mild one at the incision, not the heart, at a later point. But at the time of the surgery, the Sun and Mars were at 120 degrees and good Jupiter and the Ascendant were 60 degrees from those. According to the heart surgeon it all went very well.
“Swear his thought over by each particular star in heaven and by all their influences,” Planets used to described as stars; for example, the star of Jupiter being said instead of Jupiter. But the actual stars are also thought to have influence. My own policy to determine the influence of a star is to note its appearance, the mythological stories associated with it, and the image of the constellation that it is in. For example, Sirius is the brightest star in the sky. In the U.S. horoscope, Sirius is very close to our Sun. The Sun is aways important in a chart and here it is with the brightest star in the sky. The interpretation is that our country is bright or great.
“It is a bawdy planet, that will strike where ’tis predominant; and ’tis powerful, think it, from, east, west, north, and south;
I think he is talking about the power of a planet at the angles, the Ascendant in the east, the Descendant in the west, the Nadir tilted north, and the Zenith in the south.
And here is a great example. In the horoscope of the country, Haiti. Mars is at the Zenith and Saturn is at the Descendant. So two bawdy planets are striking this country and the country is known for its difficulties. When the devastating Jan 12th 2010 quake hit Haiti, in a horoscope set up for the time of the quake, Pluto was on Haiti’s Mars and Saturn was on their Saturn. Here are two strikes at the time of the quake. When hurricane Matthew hit Haiti in October ’16, Mars was on Haiti’s Mars and Jupiter was on Haiti’s Saturn. Here are two planets striking again. Incidentally, when a planet in the sky, returns to the place that it was in, in the birth horoscope, we call it a return. Haiti had a Saturn return at the time of the quake and a Mars return for the hurricane. When dealing with people, returns are opportunities for a new start. Under the Mars return, we recommend new actions, like exercise. Under the Saturn return we recommend new longterm goals. In the U.S. Chart, we are having our Pluto return. This is happening in a financial area of our chart. We would say that improving our financial structure is required in order to have a good new start.
The Tempest. Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan says, “ and by my prescience I find my zenith doth depend upon a most auspicious star; whose influence if now I court not, but omit, my fortunes will ever after droop.” The zenith in a person’s horoscope is associated with one’s station. In the sky, it is a reigning force. He seems to be saying that his public life and station, his zenith, is dependent upon taking some action involving an auspicious star. Or that an auspicious star is at the zenith and a good time to take an action. He’s into magic, so there is no telling what he is up to, but we know it involves the top of his horoscope or the current or recent horoscope, an action, and the influence of a star.
I note that Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, is at the zenith once a day. What a good time to start something. Modern astrologers have software that shows us the changing sky. So it is easy to see when the 15th degree of Cancer is at the zenith.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
Horatio says, “As stars with trains of fire and dews of blood, Disasters in the Sun; and the moist star, Upon whose influence Neptune’s empire stands was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse: And even the like precurse of fierce events,- As harbingers preceding still the fates, And prologue to the omen coming on,- Have heaven and earth together demonstrated Unto our climature and countrymen.
Here Shakespeare is noting the effects of comets and eclipses on coming events. This reminds me of the Moon’s, moist star’s, influence on the tides, Neptune’s empire. I have seen in the charts of earthquakes, the Moon in a tide influencing position, which is a little past the angles. The Moon affects even the land at high and low tides.
I also think of 8th century St Bede. In his “Ecclesiastical History of England”, he notes in the chronology, a comet and 3 eclipses and attendant powerful events. In one instance he says,” In the year 664 an eclipse came to pass: Earconbert, King of Kent, died; and Colman with his Scots returned to his own people; a great plague arose; and Chad and Wilfrid were made bishops of Northumbria.”
In Hamlet, Marcellus says,” some say that ever gainst that season comes wherein our Saviour’s birth is celebrated, the bird of dawning singeth all night long; and then, they say, no spirit can walk abroad; the nights are wholesome; then no planets strike, no fairy takes, nor witch has power to charm;” The use of the word strike shows that planets have an effect but not at this time. I find myself with a new vocabulary: planets reigning and planets striking, and this is good Astrology.
Again in Hamlet, Polonius, talking to the King about what he said to his daughter says,
“And my young mistress thus I did bespeak, Lord Hamlet is a Prince, out of thy star;”
So now the question is about certain planets and stars in the charts of royals as compared to those with less prestige. If he is talking about a planet, Jupiter and the Sun are bodies of high rank according to Rex Bills. She may not be ruled by the star or planet that would represent an appropriate mate for Hamlet. Or he is not included in her type represented by a mate describing planet in her chart. Or her Sun may not be dignified enough to represent him. He is not in her world, defined by her star.
This makes me think of some related ideas. A person can be shown to be special when a 1st magnitude star is in an important place in their chart. Trump has Regulus on his Ascendant. G.W. Bush has his Sun close to Sirius. Another placement showing rank is the ruler of the Ascendant being elevated. Queen Elizabeth 2 has this. She is Capricorn rising and her Saturn is at the top of her chart. Queen Elizabeth 1 also had Capricorn rising, but her Saturn was in the 7th, in Cancer, the house of enemies. Her father was a Sun in cancer so he was one of her enemies. And finally here’s a little something about Prince Charles. He has the Moon in Taurus in his 10th and his Mother is a Taurus. This is like astrological poetry.
In Act 3, Hamlet describes himself as crawling between earth and heaven. This takes no explanation but it reminds me of something. I was soaking between earth and heaven the other night in the hot tub at 2 am. I have a view of the southern ecliptic and saw magnificent Leo past the zenith, Corvus at the zenith, and bright Jupiter and Spica moving up to it. Magic does exist in the world; we just have to look up.
Hamlet says to his mother in reference to her murdered husband and his murderer, “Look here upon this picture and on this, – The counterfeit presentment of two brothers. See what a grace was seated upon this brow; Hyperion’s curls; the front of Jove himself; An eye like Mars, to threaten and command; A station like the herald Mercury New-lighted on the heaven-kissing hill; A combination and a form, indeed Where every god did seem to set his seal, To give the world assurance of the man:”
The mythological gods in appearance, nature, and activity show us what the planets are like. So to us, the Sun, or Jove, or Mars, or Mercury are the gods and the planets which are features of our charts and facets or our own personalities.
To be continued.
2016 & 2017, A Look Back & A Look Forward
by Leslie Marlar
2017 should be better than 2016. Some difficult planetary elements have ended, some new good things have started, and some things remain the same.
Pluto is still in Capricorn, where it is being quite conservative. Uranus is still in Aries, where it is progressive and rebellious. Neptune is still in Pisces being strange but also mystical. And Saturn is still in Sagittarius, the shooting sign, where it hampers foreigners, travel, and religion. (Note that 5000 migrants have died this year.)
Extreme Pluto and Uranus are still in a conflict generating square. As they move apart and the conflict weakens, Jupiter connects with them and keeps it going through much of ’17.
The Neptune Saturn square has weakened and that is good because Neptune in water sign, Pisces can bring floods, and Saturn in fire sign, Sagittarius can bring fires.
Good Jupiter was in Virgo for much of ’16 squaring Saturn, which thwarts good. Jupiter is in Libra for most of ’17 where it does good for art, peace, law, and relationships. Jupiter was trining Pluto in ’16 and wealth was being created in the market.
In ’17 Saturn is trining Uranus and this is good for science. Incidentally, trines are good; think of the strength the triangle has in construction. Squares are bad; think of the lower tides at the quarter Moons. They are lower because the gravitational forces are in conflict.
The big story is Mars and I’m sure that he would like that. In ’16 it was in only 2 signs for much of the year. When the troublesome planet slows down, the trouble lasts longer. Also the signs that he was in were problematic. In January, February, June, and July Mars was in Scorpio. Scorpio is energetic, transforming, renewing, and horrible. The constellation is a Scorpion. It is an emotional water sign. If you want a picture and the scorpion isn’t enough, think of any image from Steven King’s work. In March, April, May, August, and September Mars was in Sagittarius. This sign is a centaur shooting an arrow. It is the shooting sign. Another armed sign is Gemini, one twin holds a club. And Scorpio is “armed” with its stinger.
When Mars was in Scorpio these things happened: the death of David Bowie, the flint water poisoning discovery, the finding of deceased Justice Scalia, floods in Europe, the Pulse shooting, the death of a boy by alligator at Disney, the report that 65 million had been displaced by war, the Brexit vote, the Istanbul airport attack, an attack in Baghdad, the Dallas shooting, Comey’s first report of Hilary’s carelessness with the classified, floods in China, the Nice massacre, the attempted coup in Turkey, and floods in India.
When Mars was in Sagittarius these things happened: the Dubai plane crash, the Brussels bombing, a bombing in Pakistan, a quake in Ecuador, the death of Prince (Prince’s MC is with the royal star Regulus, hence the name), the Egyptian plane crash, wild fires in Canada, a bombing in Baghdad, floods in Louisiana, the bombing of a Turkish wedding street party, the Quake in Amatrice, the murder of two nuns in Mississippi, the explosion of a Spacex rocket on the pad during a static fire test, and Hillary’s basket of deplorable comment.
I know that there will be fires and floods and bombings and shootings next year, but I don’t think it will be this bad. We are learning to be vigilant. Also Mars causes trouble in other signs too.
When Mars went into Capricorn it squared Jupiter and Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti and killed 1000 people. Also, two trains collided in Pakistan. While the trouble planet was in this political sign, we heard the open mike Trump tape, the wikileaks emails, and two more statements from Comey.
We have a long list of events when Mars was in Aquarius. This may be because Aquarius is the sign of people. So, people were in danger. These events happened: Trump’s election, riots after Trump’s election, an Indian train derailment, an attack on a shrine in Pakistan, a collision of trains in Iran, Castro’s death, fires in North Carolina, the start of flights between us and Cuba, the Oakland Ghostship fire, a quake in Reuleut, an attack on a Coptic church, the collapse of a church in Nigeria, heightened attacks on Aleppo, a Pakistan plane crash, and the death of spaceman, John Glenn.
While Mars has been in Pisces with mythological Neptune, we have had: the Berlin Christmas market terror attack, the Mexico City fireworks market explosions, the Russian plane crash that took the Russian army choir, and the death of musical and Hollywood icons :Zsa Zsa Gabor, George Michaels, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds.
Throughout all of these periods, murders in Chicago were hitting records.
A stronger story is told by the charts for the events.
In the Pulse shooting, the Sun, Venus, Jupiter, the Moon, Saturn, and Neptune were involved in a conflicted grand cross. Also, Mars in Scorpio ruler the moment, was in the 8th house, house of death.
In the Istanbul airport attack, Saturn was at the Medium Coeli. This is the high point in the chart and is called an angle. Angles are like the cardinal points. Shakespeare said that a planet at an angle reigns.
In the chart for the Dallas shooting, Mars was reigning at the Medium Coeli and Pluto was reigning at the Ascendant, the eastern angle.
In the Nice chart, Saturn was reigning at the Medium Coeli and Mars was with the Moon.
For the Brussels attach, Pluto was reigning at the M.C. and and there was a conflicted T square between planets in Pisces, Virgo, and Sagittarius that included Saturn and Mars.
In the chart of the bombing of the wedding party in Gazian turkey, Mars and Saturn reigned from the western angle.
The Amatrice earthquake happened with Mars exactly conjunct Saturn and both near the star, Antares, the Heart of the Scorpion.
A Spacex rocket blew up on the pad during a static fire test. The Moon was right next to the Sun and both were squaring Mars and Saturn. I hope some day that these rocket scientists, some of whom I know and love, will learn that you do not do anything risky under a sky like that.
Castro died when the Moon was in Scorpio and Mars was in Aquarius. These signs are fixed signs. He had 6 planets in fixed signs, including Mars and Saturn.
In the Berlin Christmas market attack, the Moon was past an opposition with Mars and Neptune and coming to a square with Saturn and the Sun.
Carrie Fisher was having her Mars return and her Saturn return.
Conclusion. Terrible things happened this past year. Many will happen next year, although, I think things will be better. Many of these events were caused by people behaving badly or foolishly.
Let’s remember that there were many good events happening that we were not aware of. And I know and you know that most people are good. But humans did contribute to these bad events, as did the planets. All planets and signs have a good side. Better behavior on our part would show us using the better side of the planetary energies.
So the more solid we are in our own goodness and harmony, the better we would deal with coming events and even contribute to making good ones.
I wish you all a Happy New Year of using your stellar energies well.
If you live on the space coast of Florida, you can watch launches from your driveway. And the other night we watched the Spacex Falcon 9 go up and then the first stage come down. What we saw looked like a rocket landing in a 50′s syfy movie. It was thrilling to see and it was a milestone in the space program.
As an astrologer, I have some interesting charts to show you that correspond to the launch attempts. A chart is a map of the sky showing all the celestial bodies and signs. Keep in mind that the Moon is very important in every chart.
The rocket was scheduled to go on Saturday, the 19th. It did not due to the interference of a static fire test. In the chart set up for that time, we can see the Moon in the fire sign, Aries near explosive Uranus and opposing fiery Mars. Someone like me would not suggest a launch corresponding to a chart like this due to discordant planetary relationships. Discord is associated with failure and harmony with success.
The next night, Sunday, the 20th it did not go. The experts said the chances were better the next night. On Sunday, the Moon was in Taurus and headed toward some very nice relationships with other planets. I thought it would go due to the approaching harmony, but it did not.
The next night, with the Moon still in Taurus and involved in the harmonious planetary relationships, the rocket went up, the 1st stage came down and landed, and the upper stage deployed 11 satellites. The mission succeeded.
There is logic here. The successful launch happened when the Moon was involved in a number of harmonious planetary relationships. It did not go during discordant relationships or before harmonious relationships were in play.
To see my piece on the Spacex rocket and others that blew up in recent time, see Launch Failures under Life’s Work on my site.
The Astrology of 2015 & 2016
In 2015, Uranus in Aries was still squaring Pluto in Capricorn. This shows conflict between extreme factors. Because it is happening in cardinal signs, it shows conflict between the movers and the shakers. Saturn was and is in Sagittarius except from mid-June until mid-September of ’15 when it backed into late Scorpio. While it is in Sagittarius, it squares Neptune in Pisces. This mutable square shows a conflict of beliefs and viewpoints. We should note that we have conflict between fire and earth and fire and water. All of this makes for extreme weather as it shows up in weather charts. Jupiter was in Leo until it went into Virgo on August 11th 2015. At times Jupiter stimulated the Saturn/Neptune square, while in Virgo. While in Leo, and during May, June, and July. Jupiter trined Uranus and we had some great events. American Pharaoh won the Triple Crown. Jurassic World set an all time box office record. Trump declared and brought us some entertainment. And the U.S. Women’s soccer team won the Cup. Jupiter trine Uranus is good for, science, technology, business, religion, entertainment, and sports.
In 2016, both of these squares mentioned above are still in effect. Jupiter will connect with the Uranus/Pluto square starting in early Sept 2016. This shows a legal element coming into the conflict. On the plus side, Saturn in Sagittarius will trine Uranus early and later in the year. We can expect good things in science, technology, business, government, sports, and learning. Also in 2016, Mars in Sagittarius will tie into the Saturn Neptune square in March, April, May, August, and September. This will create more tension and trouble. This takes things up a notch. For most of 2016 Mars is in Scorpio or Sagittarius. It is in Scorpio in Jan., Feb., June, and July. Scorpio is a financial sign. As I write this in Jan. ’16, look at what has already happened in the stock market. Generally, I expect 2016 to be much like 2015.
An important and enduring event in ’15 and ’16 is the presidential campaign. Our two important squares certainly represent enough conflict to match the conflict we see daily as the contenders vie. The Uranus Pluto square is especially important because it is connecting with our Cancer Sun and Mercury in the U.S. chart.
Of course Trump is the big story in politics. One commentator referred to Trump as Godzilla rising up out of the ocean and destroying the Republican power grid. He said he did not know if Mothra would come to the rescue. Trump was born under a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse. Uranus in Gemini is with his Sun and oppose his Sag Moon. Rich Jupiter trines his Sun and sextiles his Moon from Libra. Jupiter will be in Libra for a year starting in early Sept. He has Leo rising with Mars near the Ascendant. This is the energy and the brashness that we see in him. But here is the kicker. He has royal star Regulus very near the Ascendant. Any sheik would be happy to live in his dwelling. It seems that Trump wants to be our warrior king. The other name for Regulus is Cor Leonis, heart of the lion.
Many important events happened last year. Let’s see what was happening in the sky when these events happened on earth.
Jan. 7. Terrorist Attack on Charlie Hebdo.
The Moon was in Leo moving toward Jupiter and its opposition to Mars in Aquarius. Saturn was in the whole sign 10th. And a Capricorn Sun was with Pluto and square Uranus. Pisces ascends, and, Jupiter opposes Mars, and Neptune squares Saturn. Malefics are connected to key places.
Jan. 16. 176 die in floods in S. Africa. The Uranus /Pluto square is strong and Mars in Pisces is with Neptune and square Saturn. Mars/Neptune is destructive water.
Feb. 15. 21 Egyptian Christians are beheaded by ISIS. The Capricorn Moon is with Pluto and square Uranus. Venus is with Mars. The shows the innocent getting it.
Feb. 24. President Obama vetoes Keystone. The Sun is with Neptune and square Saturn. This could be translated as an important person blocking oil. Uranus is square Pluto. The Moon is void in the environmental sign, Taurus.
Feb. 27. Leonard Nimoy dies. The Moon squares Mars Venus, and futuristic Uranus. Leonard and science fiction take a hit.
March 3. Netanyahu speaks to congress. The Moon is void in Leo after making great aspects. Jupiter is trine Uranus. His speech did not make a difference.
March 18. A shooter shoots 6 and kills 1 in the Phoenix Arizona area. The Moon is with Neptune and squaring Saturn and moving toward a solar eclipse in Pisces early on the 20th. Sagittarius is an armed sign and Saturn in Sag is active on this day.
March 25. A Germanwings plane is intentionally crashed into the Alps by a depressed pilot, killing 150 people. The MC is with Neptune and square Saturn. The Moon, ruler of the first, is in an out of sign opposition with Saturn. The Aries Sun is moving toward Uranus and Mars in the whole sign 10th. Uranus is squaring Pluto strongly. The pilot has a very strong conjunction between Mercury, Saturn, the Sun, and Uranus.
March 28. We are told that Hilary’s server has been wiped clean. Venus squares Jupiter and the Moon squares Mars. This is trouble for a woman.
April 2. Kenya. Terrorists kill 147 Christians. The Sun is with Uranus square Pluto. The Moon is in Virgo opposing the Christian sign Pisces. Two days later there is a lunar eclipse in Libra.
Freddie Grey is arrested on April 12 and dies on April 20. Mars in Taurus is squaring Jupiter in Leo during this time. This is trouble in the area of law. The riot in Baltimore happens with the Sun in Taurus square Jupiter. Mars/Jupiter is the cops in conflict with the law. And Sun/Jupiter is the power structure in conflict with the law.
April 19. an ISIL video shows Ethiopians being killed. Mars is in a strong square with Jupiter.
April 23. The EU refers to the migrant situation as a crisis. Our two squares showing conflict are still in effect, Saturn square Neptune and Uranus square Pluto. Saturn in Sag shows trouble associated with travel and travelers. Rex Bills says refugees are Uranus.
April 25. 7.8 earthquake in Nepal. Jupiter is in the 1st house squaring Mars in the whole sign 10th. The Moon near the Ascendant has a tidal or gravitational effect.
May 1. Baltimore, 6 cops are indicted in the Freddie Grey case. The Moon is in the legal sign, Libra moving toward the square with Pluto and the opposition with Uranus. The Sun is square legal Jupiter and Mercury is oppose Saturn in the legal sign, Sagittarius. Squares and oppositions make achieving the desired outcome of the matter difficult.
May 2. 234 girls are rescued from Boko Haram. The Moon trines Venus; this is good for women.
May 3. Garland Tx. Islamic Shooters attack a draw Mohamed gathering. There is a Full Moon in the attack sign Scorpio. Mercury opposes Saturn in the shooting sign Sagittarius.
May 4. A New York cop, who was shot earlier, dies. Full Moon in the death sign, Scorpio oppose Mars.
May 9. 2 Hattiesburg cops are killed by 4 men. Moon in Aquarius square Sun. (People square life.)
May 10. Raul Castro and the Pope meet. A T square between Moon in Aquarius, Sun in Taurus, & Jupiter in Leo. Very different entities are associated.
May 12. 6 are killed when an Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia. The travel sign, Sag Ascendant is with Saturn and opposing Mars and Mercury in the travel sign, Gemini and square the Moon and Neptune in the distracted sign, Pisces. This is the perfect astrological storm for a derailment.
May 17. 9 bikers are killed in a biker bar fight involving 3 gangs. The T square is still in play involving Mercury and Mars in Gemini, Saturn in Sag, and Neptune in Pisces. The Sun is oppose Saturn in Sag. Sagittarius is the biker sign.
May 24. A New Orleans cop is shot in his patrol car. The Sun is with violent Mars and oppose Saturn.
Over a period of weeks, 1800 people are killed by the heat in India. If we look at April and May, planets in Aries are conjunct Uranus; planets in Taurus are square Jupiter in Leo; and planets in Gemini are oppose Saturn in Sagittarius. I think the squares to Jupiter are most important as Leo is a fire sign and Jupiter is too much. Jupiter trine Uranus may also be part of this because it would show extreme heat.
May 20. Beau Biden dies. The Moon is in the death sign, Scorpio. Biden has Mars,
Mercury, the Sun, and Venus in Scorpio. He’s been touched by death before. The Sun is in Gemini on Joe’s Saturn opposing Saturn which is on his Ascendant.
June 6. American Pharaoh wins the Triple Crown. The Moon is in Aquarius making oppositions, sextiles, and trines. The Moon is moving to a trine with the Sun, the day was moving to royalty.
June 8. A S. Carolina cop is indicted for murder. He shot a man in the back. The Moon is in Pisces squaring Saturn, Mercury, the Sun, and Mars.
June 17. In S. Carolina a young white man kills 9 black people in a bible study group at Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston. When he enters the church, he is kindly invited to join the group. Sagittarius is rising and Mars, violence, is in the 7th, the house of the other. When he starts shooting, the Moon in Cancer is in the 7th opposing Pluto and the Ascendant, and squaring Uranus. And Saturn is back in the death sign, Scorpio.
June 26. Three terrorist attacks happen around the world. The Moon is in death sign, Scorpio moving toward difficult Saturn.
July 1. A terrorist attack in Egypt kills scores. A Full Moon in Capricorn opposes Mars, is with Pluto and squares Uranus.
July 2. Boko Haram kills 97 in a mosque. The Moon is still full in Capricorn.
July 8. China’s market is in free fall. They have had trouble since June. The Moon is in Aries square Mars, Pluto, and the Sun, and is with Uranus. Saturn is back in the financial sign, Scorpio and Jupiter is starting to square it.
July 14. The Iran deal goes through. There is a New Moon in Cancer with Mars, opposing Pluto, and squaring Uranus. Cancer is the Sun sign of the U.S.
July 16. A terrorist shooter kills 4 unarmed military men at a recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tn. The Moon is in Leo moving to conjunction with Venus and Jupiter and moving to square Saturn. Mars and Mercury oppose Pluto and square Uranus.
July 20. The Cuban embassy opens. The Moon is in Virgo making good aspects. Mars is still connecting with the Uranus/Pluto square.
July 23. A shooter kills 3 in a theater in Lafayette, La. The Moon is in Libra widely aspecting the T square between Uranus, Mars, and Pluto. At the time of the shooting, the Capricorn Ascendant is past Pluto, opposing Mars, and square Uranus. This is similar to the S. Carolina church shooting. Today, Jan. 13, 2016, a news story notes that the shooter’s journal cites his admiration for the church shooter.
Aug. 1. Ca. Declares state of emergency due to fires. Venus has been in Leo since early June. The Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter are also in Leo. And Venus and Jupiter in Leo square Saturn in Scorpio.
Aug. 1 A cop is killed in Memphis. Moon opposing Venus and Jupiter and all square Saturn in Scorpio.
Aug. 12 China devalues its currency. The Sun, Venus, and Jupiter square Saturn in financial Scorpio.
Aug. 13. An explosion in an industrial area kills 112 in Tianjin Bay. New Moon in Leo. Sun, Venus and Jupiter square Saturn in Scorpio. Saturn is on the Descendant and the Moon is near Mars.
Aug. 14. The American flag flies over Cuba. New Moon in Leo. Castro has planets and the Sun in Leo. Sun, Venus, and Jupiter square Saturn.
Aug 18. Hackers make Ashley Madison data public and expose membership in cheating site. The Moon is in relationship sign, Libra square Pluto and oppose Uranus.
Aug. 21. 3 Americans thwart a terrorist attack on a Paris bound train. The Sun squares the Moon and Saturn in Scorpio. (Men block death.)
Aug. 24. China’s DOW is down again. Sun with Jupiter square Saturn.
Aug. 26. 2 news people are shot and killed during an early morning broadcast by a disgruntled employee. Sun and Jupiter were square Saturn in Scorpio. This square is on the angles. Venus is with Mars, which shows attacks on innocents. The Moon in Capricorn is with Pluto and squaring Uranus.
Sept. 1. The 4th cop is killed in 9 days in this country. Jupiter in the public service sign, Virgo, is in an out of sign square with Saturn in Scorpio. Mars in Leo energizes Martial types.
Sept. 3 France confirms that the discovered plane part is from Fl 370. Mercury is moving toward an opposition with discovery planet, Uranus and squares Pluto. The Moon in Taurus is moving toward the opposition with lost Saturn.
Sept. 10. Japan gets 2 feet of rain since the 7th. There is a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Virgo on the 13th.
September 15. Hungary declares a state of emergency due to an influx of refugees. Saturn is to re-enter traveler sign, Sagittarius on the 17th.
Sept. 24 through 27. Pope Francis is in the United States. Mars is square Saturn in Sagittarius and moving toward Jupiter. Pope correspondents are being energized. The trip starts with the Moon, his first house ruler, in Aquarius with his natal Moon and Venus.
Sept. 27. France starts to bomb ISIS in Syria. This leads to the attack on them in Nov. There is a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Martial Aries on the 27th. Also, Mars is with Jupiter and squaring Saturn in Sagittarius. This is great tension involving malefics.
Oct. 1. Shooting at college at Roseburg Or. Violent Mars rules the Ascendant and is conjunct the MC., oppose Neptune, and square Saturn in shooting sign, Sagittarius. The Moon is in late Taurus opposing Saturn. The Sun is square death star, Pluto.
Oct. 1. Hurricane Joaquin pummels the Bahamas. A T square between Neptune, Mars, and Saturn is stimulated later in the day by the Moon.
Oct. 1. Netanyahu makes a speech at the U.N. There is a T square between Mars, Saturn, and Neptune. He and the sky are expressing conflict.
Oct. 4. S. Carolina experiences a 1000 year storm. Last Quarter Moon connecting with the Uranus/Pluto square.
Oct. 10. In Turkey. 97 people are killed by bombers at a peace rally. Moon in Virgo with Venus, Mars, and Jupiter oppose Neptune and square Saturn. The malefics are mutable and connecting with the Moon and peaceful Venus.
Oct. 11. Iran launches a long range missile. New Moon in Libra moving to the Uranus/Pluto square.
Oct. 23. The strongest hurricane ever recorded, Patricia hits Mexico. The Moon in Pisces squares Saturn, is with Neptune, and opposes Jupiter and Mars. Jupiter and Mars are still very close. At landfall, an Aries Ascendant approaches Uranus and squares Pluto. Mars is the first house ruler.
Oct. 24. 16” of rain in Texas. Moon in wet Pisces opposing Venus, Jupiter, and Mars.
Oct. 29. China ends the I child policy. The Moon is in multiple sign Gemini.
Oct. 31. A Russian passenger plane is bombed in flight over Egypt. 224 people are killed and ISIS claims the down. The Moon is in an air sign and in the death house, the 8th, and is past a square with Mars and Venus.
Nov. 13. Islamic Terrorist attack on Paris, 127 killed. Cancer is rising at the time of the first attack. The Moon is in shooting sign, Sagittarius past Saturn in Sagittarius and past the square with Neptune and squaring Jupiter. Venus is with Mars, showing an attack on innocents. In the chart of France, Saturn is in Sagittarius. The Sun and Mercury are in the death sign, Scorpio.
Nov. 27. 3 are killed by a gunman at Planned Parenthood in Colorado springs, Co. The Sun, Saturn, MC, and Mercury are in Sagittarius square Neptune. Mars is square Pluto.
Dec. 2. An Islamic terrorist couple kill 14 in San Bernardino, Ca. The Moon is square the MC, Saturn, and the Sun, and oppose Neptune. In other words the Last Quarter Moon is connecting with the Saturn/Neptune square. The Moon is the woman and the Sun the man and they are shooting, Saturn in Sagittarius.
Dec. 7. Candidate Trump wants a temporary ban on Muslim immigration. And on the 9th, he is up in the polls. There is a New Moon in Sagittarius on the 11th near his natal Moon.
Dec. 28. Boko Haram kills 80. Mercury square Mars.
Dec. 30. Epic floods in Mo. The Moon in Virgo is connecting with the Saturn/Neptune square. A Full Moon in Cancer 5 days earlier contributes; there is epic rain from the 26th to the 28th.