Cascading Events

The crisis in Ukraine is developing into an escalating clash between Russia and the West, with Vladimir Putin totally dominating the chess board. The Russian president has rapidly moved his troops to take over Crimea, including all of its military installations, while simultaneously strangling all communications, other than the justifications unleashed in his dishonest and manipulative propaganda campaign.  A huge concern at present is whether Russia’s quest for more territory will expand to include a far larger chunk of Eastern Ukraine than taken during the current Crimean occupation. On this issue, Putin’s warnings about the spread of “chaos” in that region seem ominous.

As discussed many times on Starlight News, the Ukrainian situation is a manifestation of the extremely rare, prolonged Jupiter/Uranus square that extends from mid-February through late April 2014. The last time a similar aspect held the world in its grip was during October and November 1962, during the protracted Jupiter/Uranus opposition that coincided with the Cuban Missile Crisis. More recently, on August 21, 2013, the first exact crossing of the present Jupiter/Uranus square occurred when Bashir Assad executed a massive chemical weapons attack against his foes.

As can be seen in all three examples – today’s Russian incursion, the Cuban crisis, and the chemical attack – an aggressive ruler has dismissed the boundaries of accepted behavior and acted precipitously to implement his will, while shocking and upsetting the world due to an egregious violation of global norms.  And it is the planet Uranus, currently magnified exponentially by a stationary Jupiter, that describes this impulse to breach any boundary that is restrictive, heedless of the norms of the status quo, and likely to cause sudden, unexpected, explosive and transformative events.

Unlike the situation in 1962, which ended in retreat after coming right to the edge of the nuclear abyss, this Jupiter/Uranus aspect will be further stimulated by transits of Pluto and, briefly, Mars, covering the period from April 1 through April 24. There will also be some powerful triggers to the very volatile Jupiter/Uranus/Pluto combination from the transiting Sun, March 31 through April 3, and transiting Mercury, April 13 through April 15. Transiting Mars is likely to ignite some very violent and explosive situations from April 19 through April 24.

Although present events suggest that the rapidly changing and very volatile circumstances in April will be an escalation of the current Ukrainian situation, other possibilities must not be completely ruled out. A sudden and consuming shift in the Syrian civil war is possible, as are dramatic and destructive weather events or other natural phenomenon that dominate global attention.

There are several charts which, collectively, point to numerous countries being involved in some way in the heightening tensions and expected drama of April. As has been discussed in previous articles, the US Sun (13Cancer19) is under a prolonged oppositionUSchart from Pluto from February 1 through May 19, which describes a building power struggle with a perceived opponent, as well as a deeply felt need to stay vigilant and push hard or the opposition will overwhelm the situation. This building confrontation will be exacerbated and transformed by unexpected, precipitous and harsh actions or events, signified by Uranus moving into a square with the US Sun from March 30 through April 18. Moreover, Jupiter will conjunct the US Sun from April 10 through April19, often a sign of America flexing its military muscle, as well as a time of strong patriotic fervor. In addition, the Washington, DC, Spring Equinox chart Ascendant, 14Cancer07, will be squared by Uranus from mid-April through May 2, an indication of direct US involvement in some kind of sudden and potent event that demands a response.  Again, a dramatic foreign policy springequinox14dcsituation and/or a natural weather or geophysical phenomenon are possible.

In the Russian Spring Equinox chart, the Ascendant is 13Libra28, and it will be opposed by transiting Uranus from April 1 through April 20, and squared by Pluto from March 20 through May 10. This suggests powerful, sudden and transformative events directly impacting Russia during April. Vladimir Putin’s Sun is 13Libra56, and it too will be opposed by Uranus, from April 12 through April 29. These two oppositions from Uranus suggest a strong-willed opponent will push the boundaries of expected behavior and impact Russia in some way during this time. All of the above-mentioned aspects are likely to be further triggered into a potentially violent confrontation by transiting Mars from April 19 to April 24.springequinox14moscow

In 2014, there are two New Moon charts involving the reigning Uranus/Pluto square, and therefore indicative of particularly stressful months birthed at the moment of those New Moons. The first, on January 1, is discussed in an earlier article. At that time, the New Moon was conjunct Pluto and, when drawn for Washington, DC, in the first house. It was also square to Mars. That was the month when the Polar Vortex swooped down into the mainland US, bringing with it sub-zero temperatures and record snowfalls. It was also the month of the horrific chemical spill that poisoned the waters of West Virginia for weeks.

The second New Moon that involves the Uranus/Pluto square is the New Moon of March 30, 2014.  At this time, the Sun/Moon conjunction (10Aries00) will be conjunct Uranus (2 degree19minute orb) and square to Pluto. When drawn for London, this chart has Uranus conjunct the Descendant, by transit crossing exactly opposite the Ascendant (13Libra41) from April 6 to April 24. Mars will be conjunct the Ascendant from April 20 through April 23. Knowing Britain is a significant ally of the US and a fellow member of NATO, we could be looking at a combined military event, although a huge environmental event is also possible.

The March 30 New Moon chart when drawn for Madrid has an Ascendant of 12Libra39, with Uranus making the exact crossing in opposition from March 30 through April 5. Mars will cross the Ascendant from April 20 through April 23. Given that the sudden, swift events unleashed by Uranus, at least initially, will impact Spain before Britain, one possibility is certainly a destructive megastorm that moves Northwest across the channel. The Mars transit from April 19 to 24, however, will impact every chart mentioned above, and would seem to suggest a vicious spurt of violence that may relate to geopolitical events.

And finally, the Spring Equinox chart, drawn for Ankara, Turkey, points to that nation’s involvement in the rapidly escalating events of late March and April. Uranus will transitspring2014turkey the Descendant of that chart (12Aries24) from March 20 through April 1, triggered by the transiting Sun from March 31 to April 2. In addition, Uranus will square the MC of that chart (14Cancer17) for the second half of April. And, as with all of the other countries impacted by the strongly transformative and potent punch of Uranus in April, unexpected and fierce events are likely. Moreover, Turkey is a member of NATO and could get involved if those forces are called upon in response to the situation in Ukraine, or it could get pulled further into the Syrian civil war which has already begun to stray across the Turkish border. However, it plays out, Turkey will be yet another country to watch during late March through April 2014, when volatile and tumultuous planetary energies shake up boundaries, relationships and the status quo in many areas of the world.


  1. starlight says:

    Here is the link to the earlier article mentioned. I couldn’t figure out how to put it in with the new Word press format.

  2. Fe says:

    Thanks for the heads up, Starlight. I think Turkey could be going head to head with Syria, in light of Russia’s focus on the Crimea. I hope my friends in Ankara and Istanbul hold steady. I refuse to believe we have a WW3 scenario, even though it has that illusion to it, and the world has changed enough that cratering Europe and Asia is just not a viable option. Let us hope this sequence of events draws a global lesson in how interdependent we really are in this world, where one strongman cannot act unilaterally. That goes for us in the US as well.

  3. Teresa Hill says:

    What do you think about the plane that disappeared? Just curious.

  4. Todd Bennett says:

    Well Nancy keep one thing in mind, patriotic fervor implies support. No military action in Ukraine is going to be supported. and while astrology is your expertise, geopolitics is mine, and we are many months from any capable boots being put on the ground, as even the Ukraine admits they have about 6000 usable soldiers. The chances of the U.S. putting military into action along with NATO for a non member state are about as likely as Justin Bieber playing center for the Lakers.

  5. starlight says:

    Teresa – I have no idea about the plane.

    Todd – What happens if Putin goes into East Ukraine? Or they shoot down a NATO reconnaissance flight or a drone? Maybe the Uranian shock is a freeze on Russia’s assets and a global sanctions program. Then the counter punch from Russia impacts the export of Russian oil and gas, or stops oil shipping. Lots of things are possible short of guns shooting. I would hope if they stop at Crimea, we can leave it alone. But something significant seems likely to spark events with that Sun/Uranus conjunction around March 30 to April 1-2.

  6. starlight says:

    Acting Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk, who will visit the White House and United Nations Security Council this week, said a 1994 treaty under which Ukraine agreed to give up its Soviet nuclear weapons obliged Russia to remove troops from Crimea and also obliged Western powers to defend Ukraine’s sovereignty.

    He said a failure to protect Ukraine would undermine efforts to persuade Iran or North Korea to forswear nuclear weapons as Kiev did 20 years ago. The terms of the Budapest Memorandum oblige Russia, Britain and the United States as guarantors to seek U.N. help for Ukraine if it faces attack by nuclear weapons.


    Parliament passed a resolution calling on the United States and Britain, co-signatories with Russia of that treaty to “fulfill their obligations … and take all possible diplomatic, political, economic and military measures urgently to end the aggression and preserve the independence, sovereignty and existing borders of Ukraine”.

    And there you have it.

  7. Todd Bennett says:

    Uranus so far has been about, airplanes, earthquakes, train derailments, that is uranus. World Wars have started with the Saturn Pluto square however. And it is entirely possible the something significant is terror related and focuses back on the Middle East. Russia has 30,000 troops, NATO is not in position, and about the only way we would start a hot war as I understand it is if they incur Poland. You might be seeing an economic war however, and that sucks too.

    I did mention an accidental escalation, and this is possible, though to a global extent I believe remains unlikely in that short time frame.

  8. Todd Bennett says:

    Down puppy, is all we have to say about that stupid so called treaty. All we are required to do, technically, is present a case to the U.N. But the reality is whatever we feel like, since it is our government the idiot neocons installed in the first place. I really had more faith than Obama than this.

  9. Squallo says:

    All hell’s breaking loose, and we are not in the hot spot jet.

    Ilana Freedman ‏@FreedmanReport 1m
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  10. Sharon Katz says:

    Not sure how China factors in but someone did post an item in the last thread (and we don’t know its level of credibility) which said that China said hands off Russia’s business to the U.S. or they will call in our debts…in gold. Have you looked at China’s chart, Starlight?

  11. Sharon Katz says:

    Here ya go, Starlight –

    New push planned against Asad –

    and –

    Crimea declares independence (from the Ukraine, I guess) before popular vote on succession –

  12. Todd Bennett says:

    Crimea deal to be done in short time frame. Independence gives both sides an out, it is very probable that Putin is using this as a back-channel.

    In a sign that some members of Putin’s entourage would prefer a negotiated solution to an all-out confrontation with the West, Konstantin Remchukov, the well-connected publisher and editor of the daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta, spoke strongly against annexing Crimea. Remchukov, who avoids criticizing Putin, said on Ekho Moskvy radio that the move will trigger painful Western sanctions and cripple the Russian economy.

    Remchukov said he believes Russia could negotiate a deal that would have the West guarantee the rights of Russian speakers and ensure its Black Sea Fleet’s continuing presence in Crimea. Russia could promise concessions on the Syrian and Iranian crises in response to the Western willingness to respect Russian interests in Ukraine, Remchukov suggested. Plus Duma declined to file paperwork to help Crimea accession, so it looks like deals are being worked out.

    This is like their version of Lippmann. It is Russia that wants out of this crisis this time, so he floated a deal. We should, and most probably will, take it and run. We can begin to think about breathing a sigh of relief, and hopefully breathe one soon. It looks very promising.

  13. Squallo says:

    According to Ihor Tenyukh, Russia deployed a lot of forces on the East border of Ukraine and in Crimea, such as: 220,000 servicemen, 1 800 tanks, 400 helicopters, 150 aircrafts and 60 ships.

  14. Todd Bennett says:

    The point? We can’t engage with that, not one NATO arm has the pieces in place, nor will anytime soon to counter militarily. And if we did, it certainly would not be brief, not with those kinds of numbers. So the brief Mars activation can be several things, but not at all likely a global war. You would see a whole lot more Saturn and Mars than this. The probable scenario is that we cut our deal, and move in a coordinated manner on Syria.

  15. barbk says:

    Nancy, I’m appreciative of your observations on how the astrology affects other nations charts as noted in today’s article. It is necessary I believe to be reminded that Uranus and Pluto and the other cardinal sign travelers aren’t just about local events. As Fe said, it’s a global lesson on how interdependent we all are.

    I did a chart for the 1994 treaty, at the request of a commenter on PlanetWaves, using 12 Noon Budapest time on December 5, 1994. Saturn was at 6 Pisces 16 and on the ascendant (for 12 N) which is where transiting Neptune will be on Saturday, March 29th. The Treaty chart’s Neptune (21+ Capricorn), Uranus (24+ Capricorn) and 12 Noon Moon (17+ Capricorn) conjunction squares Putin’s Saturn(17+ Libra), Neptune (21+ Libra), Mercury (23+ Libra) indicating his challenge (disregard?) of the agreement, as does his natal Uranus at 18+ Cancer.

    However, Putin’s natal Jupiter at 19+ Taurus trines the agreement’s Moon-Neptune-Uranus group in Capricorn, but I don’t expect there is much trust on either side – Ukraine’s or Putin’s – in that friendly aspect. The agreement chart’s Sun at 13+ Sagittaius conjuncts the U.S. ascendant.

    There is also a tight Jupiter (29+ Scorpio) Pluto (28+ Scorpio) in the treaty chart which transiting Saturn will reach in December. The treaty’s Jupiter-Pluto conjunction sextiles it’s own Neptune-Uranus-Moon in Capricorn as well as it’s Chiron at 25+ Virgo, which Putin’s Mars (26+ Sagittarius) squares. Since the Ukraine chart’s Mars is also at 25+ Virgo it too squares Putin’s Mars, however Ukraine’s Jupiter (25+ Leo) conjunct Mercury (26+ Leo) retrograde, and Venus (28+ Leo) could perhaps find some harmony with Putin’s Sagittarian Mars.

    Teresa Hill, I had noted yesterday that at the time the missing plane took off that asteroid Siva (4+ Sagittarius) was near the ascendant, and that Siva (per Martha Lang-Wescott who specializes in the asteroids) could symbolize the Far East, including Malasia. What I didn’t include yesterday was that she also attributed “attention to sound” to Siva (and Siwa, also an asteroid).

    At take-off time for the missing plane, transiting Siva was square transiting asteroid Sphinx and transneptunian object (TNO) Orcus, both at 4+ Virgo retrograde.

    Mike Brown, the man who discovered TNO Orcus named it after the underworld god (much like Pluto) called Orcus which was the name of his domain too. Mike had honeymooned at an island called Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington State. There are local Orca whales (killer whales who are actually dolphins) there and Mike confessed that he was also thinking about them when he was naming this TNO.

    In reading about ORCAS I learned that they detect their food through their built-in sonar sound system. The thing(IMO) to do in order to find the missing plane is to use Sonar (Orca whales) sound (Siva-attention to sound) as Sphinx (riddles and secrets) seems to suggest in this case.

    Possibly an off the wall thought is that at the time of the U.S. election in November 2012, transiting Mercury stationed retrograde at 4+ Sagittarius, where Siva was when the missing plane took off. That would have been after the May 2012 solar eclipse and before the November 2012 solar eclipse, both of which seem to have connections to the missing plane’s takeoff chart. At that time Chiron was at 5+ Pisces retrograde and square Mercury in Sagittarius, and when the missing plane took off Neptune was at 5+ Pisces. Perhaps something that began in 2012 had it’s ending on that missing plane.

  16. Teresa Hill says:


    I’m afraid that’s over my head, astrologically, but I find the whole thing with the plane fascinating. Especially the military bit. There are reports now that the Malaysian air force tracked the plane on its radar up to 2:40 a.m., and it had turned in a big circle from heading northeast toward Vietnam back to the other side of Malaysia.

    Why would the military know that and allow the search to go on for three or four days in the South China Sea between Malaysia and Vietnam, when Malaysia’s air force knew or at least believed they tracked the lane to the opposite side of the island nation? To the Straits of Malacca? (Good map here:

    I wonder if someone’s military shot the plane down, mistakenly, and is now trying to cover it up? I have no evidence, except for what I just said above. It’s just intuition, I guess, but sometimes my intuition is really good.

    The plane wasn’t supposed to be there. Not anywhere near there. And its transponder wasn’t sending out its location, so it wasn’t visible to civilian radar, only military radar. What if some military tried to contact it, and it didn’t respond? Maybe because it couldn’t for some reason. And it was heading toward Malaysia. They didn’t know what it was, and they shot it down? Now they’re trying to cover it up?

    And I also read that US military supposedly said they have great satellite coverage of the region and searched their satellite feeds for any kind of explosion and found none. So that means the plane didn’t blow up. I keep reading things about the plane disintegrating in mid-air. I’ve never, ever heard of a plane doing that. Just breaking apart into tiny pieces and no one finding a trace of it. And no black boxes, no signal from them. That doesn’t seem possible.

    At the same link as the map, there’s a news story that says the Straits of Malacca are one of the world’s busiest shipping channels. And no one saw a thing? It was overnight. It was dark. Could a plane break up and there be no explosion? No flashes of light? That doesn’t seem possible.

    Does anyone see any kind of coverup in the astrology?

  17. Eliseo says:


    Couldn’t the Jupiter/Uranus square exacerbated by Mars indicate cyber war?

  18. starlight says:

    Sharon – That is interesting about the push against Assad.

    I really don’t know what will be happening in the next 6 weeks, other than being able to note some of the counties involved with the Uranus/Pluto/Jupiter/Mars energy as it unfolds. How it will manifest is yet to be determined.

  19. Todd Bennett says:

    It could, more than likely this is a bee’s nest, not a bomb, this square. Look at the facts, the U.S. consulate just warned about protests in Turkey, the plane thing, the earthquake, the train derailment, a wildfire in Moore, OK, (note to self, do not build where Native Americans are buried), on and on it goes. Ukraine is one of many pieces. Look, Putin does not want war, or he would TRULY game for it, and he is not, and there is really not enough time to gin up that kind of confrontation to time with these aspects.

    Second, any brief military engagement is probably Syria. Third, Spain is not a first target, so that situation is likely geophysical. Fourth if Spain were a first target and Russia lands missiles on them, before we are hit I would be shocked, and headed south of the equator. The most likely scenario remains a deal of some kind with respect to Crimea (Russian aggression dims after 3/16) and a heating up of Syria, perhaps with Russia’s unspoken blessing, read my post above.

  20. Todd Bennett says:

    Here this will tick off our old friend Squallo, but this is the perspective astrologically I agree with-

  21. Squallo says:

    Todd Bennett

    “The most likely scenario remains a deal of some kind with respect to Crimea (Russian aggression dims after 3/16) and a heating up of Syria, perhaps with Russia’s unspoken blessing, read my post above.”

    Seriously, do you really think that Russia will trade Syria for Crimea?

    I´m not so sure, to think that Russian can be blackmailed, is simply naive. If they trade Syria for Crimea, they know that the West will instigate protest in Belarus or another ex USSR republic to be traded for Iran. They know where that path leads to.

  22. barbk says:

    Teresa Hill, I can only repeat what I’ve said before (probably here but maybe not) and that is all the logical thinking is focused on the Uranus square Pluto, but it is the symbol of Neptune, behind the scenes, subtle, not seeking the spotlight, aspecting both Uranus (decile) and Pluto (septile) who is really pulling the strings now.

    You say that sometimes your intuition is “pretty good” and I believe you are right on course. We are all being asked (we human beings) to balance our intelligence sources because we’ve become so lopsided in favor of common sense, reliance on “facts” and artificial (computers, etc.) intelligence, while we’ve dismissed our intuitive, heart, gut feelings as inferior and not trust-worthy. In fact, generally, they ARE inferior because they have not been equally exercised. The left brain functions are encouraged over the right brain functions rather than developing both sides of the brain.

    Carl Jung saw this and called the rational thought process “logos” and the emotional thought process as “mythos” or masculine and feminine; yin and yang. In a polarized world it is either/or rather than both/and. Part of the transforming energies that are making the world so crazy right now is to encourage (force?) us to merge these faculties which will bring us to a higher level of consciousness.

    When the missing plane had taken off Saturn (earth: what you see is what you get) in a water sign (Scorpio) and was opposite the Moon (water: it just feels right) in an earth sign (Taurus) and everyone (that wasn’t on that plane) was confused. On top of that, asteroid Atlantis (sank into the sea due to overdependence on technology and a lack of concern for the soul of the people) was in fire (inspiration) sign Leo.

    You could see this (astrologically) as a problem to be solved by the open (air) sign Aquarius, and what was in the air at that time? A plane heading for China that would make a U-turn 2 hours later. Go figure. It is an exercise in using both rational and irrational thinking simultaneously. You can’t have one without the other. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

    Yung gave mythos (feminine) the name Eros. As I type this transiting asteroid Eros at 0 Capricorn opposes Lachesis (one of the 3 Fates) at 0 Cancer, and squares Aphrodite (love) conjunct Icarus (flew too high) at 0 Aries. TNO Logos (masculine) at 28 Virgo trines Persephone (lost daughter) 28 Capricorn, squares Magdalena (shunned, unrecognized) at 28 Gemini and sextiles the Moon (mother, home, family) at 27 Cancer. What do you think that means?

  23. Teresa Hill says:

    And so it appears, a computer virus:

    Also, I read that much of Europe is highly dependent on Russian oil, so they can’t afford to piss off Russia too much. And Russia, if it got mad enough to stop the oil for a few days, maybe a week, seems like it could paralyze much of Europe with people freaking out about maybe not being able to get gas, and then everyone trying to fill up their tanks at once, which is guaranteed to dry up supplies at the pumps temporarily. Which freaks people out even more.

    It just struck me as really odd that US intelligence sources would jump in and say, we have a great view of the whole area, and the plane didn’t blow up. We saw nothing blow up. And then the Malaysian military would think it was somewhere else and let the search go on for days elsewhere.
    Who would Malaysia and the US not want to piss off? China? I read that 2/3rds of the people onboard were Chinese. And if it was a mistake, which I suspect, maybe they were just really scared of what the Chinese would do.

  24. Sharon Katz says:

    The Republican, Jolly, a former lobbyist, is called in the special House election in FL’s 13th district to replace the Republican who left…as of now, Jolly has beat Alex Sink 48.5. to 46.6%. Pinellas County FL is made up of seniors, probably a Conservative majority, who don’t even realize the Republicans would cut SS.

    So disheartening that people believe the lies about Obama and AHCA! How do you get through the political lies? As a lobbyist, Jolly probably had good political contacts.

    It was the most expensive House election on record, with about $12 million spent. The spot is only held until November at which time the regular election will be held.

  25. alex says:

    EXCERPT – FLorida special election:

    Sink was “ultimately brought down because of her unwavering support for Obamacare, and that should be a loud warning for other Democrats running coast to coast,” National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden said in a statement.

    Democrats countered that Sink had done fairy well considering the climate, and noted that another vote for the seat is just a few months away.

    “Alex put this district in play despite Republicans spending $5 million against her, and she came closer to victory in a historically Republican district than any Democrat has in decades,” Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel said in a statement.

    “Democrats will fight for FL-13 in the midterm, when the electorate is far less heavily tilted toward Republicans.”

  26. Todd Bennett says:

    Its not blackmail it is a deal, there is a difference. And from what I am hearing it is about done, so stay tuned.

  27. alex says:

    Excerpts from FL special Election Diary – DailyKos

    4:07 PM PT: Our first big dump of votes just hit, some 130,000. Alex Sink (D) has a 48.5 to 46.2 lead over David Jolly (R).

    4:44 PM PT: All precincts are counted, and Jolly wins, 48.4 to 46.6 for Sink.

    in 37 minute span of time Sink’s lead 48.5 to 46.2 was reversed: to Jolly 48.4 to 46.6.

    We know that, of these 130,000 ballots, 43% were cast by Republicans and 38% by Democrats. Sink won them by 2.5%.
    — @Taniel

  28. Jerry says:

    The current stand-off in the Crimea with Russia posing a formidable challenge to Western interests and thus potentially de-stabilizing the delicate balance of power we’ve had in that region since the fall of the Berlin Wall (and the subsequent demise of communism in Eastern Europe) piqued my curiosity. Is there a connection between these two events? Russia annexing the Crimea and the fall of the Berlin Wall? I was surprised to discover when consulting the ephemeris – indeed there is. November 9th, 1989 the actual day the Berlin wall was breached and brought down there was an exact Jupiter (10 Cancer) Neptune-Saturn opposition (10 Capricorn). The symbolism of Neptune’s conjunction to Saturn (the dissolution of structure) in the sign of Capricorn (the corporate/ government sector) opposed
    by Jupiter (freedom) is astonishing.

    Just to refresh the readers memory, Russia’s military intervention into the Crimea on February 28th occurred just as Uranus squared Jupiter at the same cardinal degrees 10 Aries – 10 Cancer. In fact Jude Cowell did an excellent analysis on this phenomenon about a week ago. However he arrives at a conclusion that I’m not sure I would entirely agree with. The Jupiter return of the fall of the Berlin Wall (10 ’48 Cancer) exact on March 17, 2014 coinciding as it does the day after the Crimean referendum, prompted Mr. Cowell to state the following……

    “…..if the events of 1989 and 2014 are related on a level or two, the third conjunction of freedom-lover Jupiter, the General and the Explorer, to its 1989 position on or around March 17, 2014 may bring resolution to the Ukraine-Crimea stand off between America, the EU, and Russia, if not before. At least, that’s my best guess and my fervent hope!”

    From all that I’ve read, Mr. Putin is in no mood for compromise and the Crimean referendum which is overwhelmingly tilting towards joining the Russian Federation suggests that the annexation of the Crimea is all but a forgone conclusion. I can’t imagine America backing down on its threat to impose sanctions once Russia’s actions are politically “formalized”. Once sanctions are introduced, tensions will inevitably ratchet up – not down, because Putin has warned of economic retaliation if that were to happen. Anyway, here is that Jude Cowell March 5, 2014 article……..

    Fall of Berlin Wall Horoscope: Jupiter Rx Having A Jupiter Return 2014

    Stars Over Washington

    Such an awkward title for this post! The point is that on the evening the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989, expansive Jupiter, planet of freedom and overstepping of boundaries, was retrograde @10Can38 and so a Jupiter Return to the Wall’s chart has been taking place since August 2013. Due to the planet’s regression cycle, the three conjunctions of Jupiter to its 1989 natal position are:

    1. August 14, 2013; 2. February 23, 2014 (Rx)–the current phase; and 3. March 17, 2014. So what, if anything, does the Fall of the Berlin Wall have to do with the current crises between Russia, the US, the EU, Ukraine, and Crimea?

    For a refresher, you may wish to check out The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall.

    Well, for one thing, Jupiter’s freedom and expansion principles and Saturn’s restriction and control principles are once again vying against one another–and the Fall of the Berlin Wall is one of the signposts on ‘the march’ to a new world order, aka, Global Government, which intends to disrespect all national boundaries since such antiquated concepts are considered old fashioned and past their expiration date.


  29. B.A. says:

    As previously posted:

    The net effect of the ACA for many folks is:

    Their current coverage is not renewed, or they are just shopping for insurance, and they are forced to buy something under threat of penalty that is more expensive and with substantially higher deductable than what they used to have, or what they previously shopped for.

    When people find this out, they are not happy, and will not reward those who pushed this on them.

    No supprise here — I predicted same.

    Now, not everyone has had this experience with the ACA, but that is the result when I go shopping using the web site here in Colorado… and it is the result when I talk to folks around here… which is a purple state.

    I expect we will loose some democrat representatives here also.

    The bad effect of this, is that by rabid support of the poorly designed and implemented ACA, we may loose parts of Medicare (which is a wonderful system for participants) or Social Security.

  30. B.A. says:

    Re the Crimean refferendum:

    Voters in Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Crimea who vote in the March 16 referendum have two choices – join Russia immediately or declare independence and then join Russia.

    So the choices are “yes, now” or “yes, later.”

    Voting “no” is not an option.

    The lack of choice wouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with how Soviet or Russian elections are run.

    The Crimean parliament released the design of the ballot that will be used for the referendum, which will be taking place as thousands of Russian soldiers are in control and – it appears – Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling the shots…

  31. Venus says:

    Mima…definitely food for thought…re flight 370.
    Also, barbk on 3-7-14 @2:41 pm…mentioned the centaur Asbolus & the auger effect & auger shower:

    “The excitation of electrons within atoms initiated by the absorption of energy, as from cosmic rays”. website has a channel — Katherine May–writing that the passengers and crew are
    all safe and sound….more to be revealed.

  32. Venus says:


  33. barbk says:

    Thanks Mima. This version of what happened to the missing plane does not surprise me at all. This is a collective experience and Uranus is a collective planet. Jupiter (a societal or cultural planet) had squared Uranus about 6 days before the event. Then the Sun (consciousness) trined Jupiter and semi-sextiled Uranus about 4 days before the event, then Jupiter stationed direct about 3 hours before the event increasing his effect.

    Lightening as a symbol is associated with both Uranus and Jupiter. Different people are experiencing this event (the disappearance of a plane into thin air) in different ways. It is being experienced by some as a personal thing even though, logically, it is not personal. Others are curious but don’t demand immediate answers, and still others have no interest in the event at all due to other demands on their attention. I would imagine there will be more perplexing incidents in the months ahead as the cardinal planets tighten their orbs.

    Teresa Hill, Isn’t it impossible to tell anymore whether what is reported really is what happened, especially when it comes from government sources such as military or intelligence? Everybody is covering their ass. On the other hand, what if the Malaysian military was initially unaware of a civilian plane disappearing or just didn’t connect the dots immediately? What if the plane landed somewhere else as pre-planned (by someone), or due to problems? Maybe by the 24th we will get some answers.

  34. alex says:


    (Centaur) Asbolus, index number 8405 (auger effect)
    auger effect – auger shower

    Background: spin/flip

    spin polarized auger electrons – google search term

    Background: Spin/Flip


    Cold interstellar gas does not emit radiation at visible wavelengths. However, in 1944 Dutch astronomers predicted that the neutral hydrogen making up the bulk of this material could be detected by observing a rare transition, known as the spin-flip transition, at radio wavelengths. It wasn’t until 1951 that equipment sensitive enough to detect this transition became available to radio astronomers, and today the spin-flip transition has found uses ranging from mapping out the strutcure of our own Galaxy to magnetic resonance imaging in medicine.

    To understand how it works in astronomy, it is easiest to imagine that the proton and electron in a hydrogen atom are charged balls spinning on their own axes. A hydrogen atom in its lowest energy state has its proton and electron spinning in opposite directions. However, it is possible through collisions with electrons and other atoms, for the hydrogen atom to acquire a small amount of energy which may align the spin of its electron with its proton (by the laws of quantum mechanics, the two particles must be spinning in either the same or opposite directions. They cannot exist at an intermediate orientation).

  35. Teresa Hill says:

    Yes, I think a lot of people are lying about what happened to the plane.

  36. alex says:


    continued: Asbolus (centaur)

    I haven’t yet practiced with Asbolus by running it through my file of charts…. but when I can find the time looks like good area for research;

    MAH url (includes notations from Jonathan Dunn – Ashbolus, serious people)

    MAH gives natal examples for ASBOLUS: of iconic people on the world stage


    8405 Asbolus is an outer-system asteroid of the Centaur class, whose orbits cross the orbits of the gas giants(Jupiter,Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.)

    Asbolus orbits between Jupiter and Neptune.

    It was discovered on April 5, 1995 at 2:26 a.m. Mountain Standard Time at 7 Libra 46 (Tropical) by James Victor Scotti at Kitt Peak Observatory near Sells, AZ and has an estimated diameter of 53 kilometers and a period of 76.0 years.

    It was named for Asbolus, a centaur who was a diviner who read the flight of birds,

  37. alex says:


    You the person now reading this story can help experts solve the mystery of what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared over the open sea.

    In fact, thousands of aspiring good Samaritans are volunteering their time to scour part of the plane’s search zone using detailed satellite images posted online by DigitalGlobe, a Colorado firm that owns one of the world’s most advanced commercial satellite networks.

    So many volunteers have joined the effort that the firm’s website with its pinpoint pictures of everything floating in the ocean has crashed.

  38. Lorrie U says:

    Mima – Your post was quite interesting because I also was getting a “Lost” feel and a dimensional shift, but dismissed it as nutty. And I never watched Lost, just heard about it, so don’t really know much about it.

  39. Jerry says:

    Events presently unfolding in Turkey sounds eerily similar to what occurred with the onset of the 2011 Arab Spring that violently erupted in Tunisia on January 4, 2011 following the death of Mohamed Bouazizi, a food vendor who succumbed to his injuries suffered from self-immolation in protest of police corruption and ill treatment……..

    Fresh Protests Break Out In Turkey After Comatose Boy Dies

    Here’s Nancy’s observations on Turkey with the upcoming Spring transits posted at the beginning of this thread:

    “……the Spring Equinox chart, drawn for Ankara, Turkey, points to that nation’s involvement in the rapidly escalating events of late March and April. Uranus will transit the Descendant of that chart (12Aries24) from March 20 through April 1, triggered by the transiting Sun from March 31 to April 2. In addition, Uranus will square the MC of that chart (14Cancer17) for the second half of April. And, as with all of the other countries impacted by the strongly transformative and potent punch of Uranus in April, unexpected and fierce events are likely. Moreover, Turkey is a member of NATO and could get involved if those forces are called upon in response to the situation in Ukraine, or it could get pulled further into the Syrian civil war which has already begun to stray across the Turkish border. However, it plays out, Turkey will be yet another country to watch during late March through April 2014, when volatile and tumultuous planetary energies shake up boundaries, relationships and the status quo in many areas of the world.”

  40. kiwi says:

    Regarding not finding any plane wreckage – For those who have not spent any time at sea, it may be hard to fathom how difficult it actually is to find things on/in the ocean with no electronic locator beacons. I know people involved in air-sea rescues prior to electronics and it involves lengthy, tedious grid searches, often unsuccessful. Small objects are VERY hard to see. I know people on small boats that hoped to be rescued, and planes or passing ships did not see them. Months later their tale was told.
    Interestingly, I just read that satellite images are being released that were taken during the time and general global surface area, in the hope that more eyes can focus on any visible anomalies. Patience.

  41. Jerry says:

    Here’s Psychic Focus’s impressions on that missing Malaysian Airlines plane. Very odd to say the least…..

  42. Teresa Hill says:


    There was a great diary at DailyKos today about the missing plane, and after it got huge, an I thought good info. was being lost, I pulled a number of them out that had new info. to me and wrote another diary here:

    The cool thing about DK is that there are so many people who know a lot about so many different things. It’s like having your own panel of experts to go to with questions. Lots of stuff I never knew about planes and flying there.

  43. alex says:


    upthread at 12:48AM – the url about crowdsourcing the satellite photos for the plane search

  44. alex says:

    Natal Horoscope for Crimea: May 5, 1992 16:00 GMT Simferopol, Russia;

    Hour of the Moon; Moon (the people) out-of-bounds @22Gem53 in 8th house denoting separation between the people and the country’s leadership especially in the area of Shared Resources ~

  45. alex says:

    ongoing CNN – Early Start
    USA aviation expert on phone said to look at likely theory that there was Boeing/Airbus notification in November of reports for antenna under fuselage area showing cracking; she said a catastropic failure of that metal due to cracking would take out communications (transponder); further the aircraft manufacturer engineered into plane to would stay on last ‘heading’ instruction (until fuel ran out)

  46. alex says:

    dailykos – daily tweet

    30% D-turnout for Alex Sink,
    50% R-turnout for Jolly.

    That’s the story of FL-13.

    GOTV fail blown opportunity for Dems.
    — @Alan_Covington

  47. tetramorph says:

    Jerry and Squallo — thanks for the reply/explanation.

    Not to sideline the conversation or create an argument, but what school is the most accurate? How helpful is bouncing between the 2 systems? Does it broaden one’s perspective, or create mental clutter? From what little I know, Vedic appears to focus more on the dark side of reality, expecting calamity.

    And thanks, Todd Bennett, for this link:

    Short, but sweet. I concur. The Station Direct is going to be interesting, but by the time Mars rejoins the Station Retro, he will be moving fast.

    Heard a piece on NPR yesterday about German oil shale production, how they have found a huge natural gas field that when produced, will lessen the need for Russian natural gas. The opening of the Arctic will also loosen Russian control/flow of gas/oil.

    I think Putin is throwing a hissy-fit over the inevitable losing control of energy revenue. He doesn’t even have the courage to identify his army. The coming Grand Cross looks to me to have an economic aspect.

  48. tetramorph says:

    A follow-up on Mars Retrograde:

    “When Mars is retrograde, it depletes the vitality so that it is never a time to initiate. *Whoever initiates loses*— a new project, a great love, an argument, a lawsuit, or an international war. With a new project, it will fizzle out and never really go anywhere. With a hot romance, it too fizzles and it rarely gets to the alter. With an argument, the hostility will come back to haunt you later. In legal matters, stoke your opponent into initiating the lawsuit first. It will be etched in granite that they will lose. In an international war, whoever fires first will automatically lose or ultimately withdraw. Matters commenced while Mars is retrograde will be frustrated and plagued with disruptions until they finally fizzle out. At this time, people become irritated when activities do not run smoothly. The anger may disrupt indirectly and inappropriately – like getting a traffic ticket when you feel annoyed with your job.”

  49. Jerry says:


    From my observations, vedic astrology as it is practiced here in India seems to be more focused on cultural/material concerns, such as finding a suitable marriage partner, how many children one will have, career advancements etc, etc. The western approach seems more geared towards analyzing things from a psychological perspective. Is one system more accurate than the other in singling out specific events? Is that your question? Personally, I’m not in a position to offer any opinions on that. I’m not that familiar with vedic astrology.

  50. tetramorph says:

    Thanks, Jerry. That helps!

    Maybe I’m over analyzing this, but another take on a piece to the April GC is this:

    MarsRx is the fastest moving (“most prominent”) planet involved in the GC aspect; it is applying to its’ opposition with Uranus and its’ square with Jupiter (waxing), and pulling from Pluto (waning) with kind of an echo back in the form of the square. As most prominent, it is also in its’ sign of Detriment and inwardly focused/inhibited.

    It’s interesting that there seems to be no assignments of exaltation/detriment/fall for the modern planets. Pluto seems well-placed in Capricorn, as does Uranus in Aries.

  51. tetramorph says:

    Jupiter is exalted in Cancer.

  52. alex says:

    Cascading Events ….

    March 1, 2014 New Moon Pisces, Ukraine Chart, Russia Chart

    Synastry Grand Earth Trine

    New Moon Pallas @01 Virgo
    Russia Moon @02 Virgo


    New Moon Midpoint Moon-Sun/Mars @02-03 Capricorn(existential strong response) this new moon midpoint is in Ukraine’s 12TH House


    Russia Midheaven @03 Taurus


    Ukraine North Node @18 Capricorn (1993 URANUS conjunction NEPTUNE @18-19 Capricorn, many astrologers assign as ‘NWO’ degree)


    Ukraine Neptune @14 Capricorn
    Ukraine Uranus @10 Capricorn (novile degree, future, what they are becoming)

  53. alex says:

    continued: March 1, 2014 New Moon Pisces, Ukraine Chart, Russia Chart

    Crimea 5/5/1992 Chart

    Synastry Grand Earth Trine

    New Moon Pallas @01 Virgo
    Russia Moon @02 Virgo
    Crimea Jupiter @04 Virgo


    Ukraine’s 12TH House (hidden issues)
    New Moon Midpoint Moon-Sun/Mars @02-03 Capricorn(existential strong response) this new moon midpoint is in Ukraine’s 12TH House
    Crimea North Node @01 Capricorn


    Russia Midheaven @03 Taurus
    Crimea Venus @04 Taurus (venus-money, cash flow resources)

  54. starlight says:

    I am leaving town tomorrow for a couple of days. I will not have access to or to any comments in moderation. If your comment ends up in moderation, check to see if you are using the same name and email or if you have more than one link in the post. that is often the problem.

    Note that Mercury is now moving into a semisquare with Uranus and a sesquiquadrate with Jupiter, exact around 10 PM Thursday, Eastern time. The Moon will square Mercury a few hours later. This could bring explosions, or other unexpected and powerful events, including in Ukraine. Today’s explosion in NYC would seem to be part of this building energy.

  55. Squallo says:

    And talking about unexpected…

    Israel News Feed ‏@IsraelHatzolah 7s
    Jihad Islamic group claims it fired 50 rockets towards Israel today and the time to retailate to Israel has arrived and more to come.

    Israel News Feed ‏@IsraelHatzolah 16s
    Reports of IDF requested huge amount of soldiers towards Gaza border following major rocket attacks today

    Daniel Nisman ‏@DannyNis 17s
    The Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad, 2nd most capable group in #Gaza claimed responsibility for rocket attacks.

    Israel News Feed ‏@IsraelHatzolah 22s
    Islamic Jihads: “till now we only fired short distance rockets from now we’ll use the long range.

  56. Squallo says:

    PzFeed Top News ‏@PzFeed 1m
    BREAKING NEWS: 130 rockets fired from Gaza into Israel today. Via @AlArabiya_Eng

  57. Squallo says:

    130 rockets 0 injured

    It seems that the Islamic Jihad pick the wrong box and it´s firing fireworks

  58. Noelle says:

    Alex, thanks for the White House release for the G-7. My guess is that Putin won’t pull back right now but eventually he will. It will have to look like his idea. Oh the games that people play!

  59. Lorrie U says:

    Well, the racist genie is finally out of the bottle…

    Paul Ryan Claims Black Men Are Lazy And The Cause Of Poverty In This Country

  60. Bob says:

    So many things going on. But to strengthen this country we need to strengthen the purchasing power of it’s citizens – particularly it’s women.

    Ladies, you need to network hard on this. Help get more women in Congress – preferably Democrats but if none are running maybe backing a woman of the Republican persuasion will help promote issues to end gender disparity.

    “Not only are women taking lower paying jobs at a higher rate than men, they’re getting paid less for those jobs too, the analysis found.”

    “It’s certainly less likely in low wage jobs that differences in education or experience would explain away some these differences,” Entmacher said. “It’s possible that this is more the result of discrimination.”

  61. Bob says:

    Old – but still true.

    Ted Kennedy on Republicans and Minimum wage

  62. Bob says:

    Lorrie and all,

    We really need to develope a Tsunami to sweep a Republican majority in any area of Congress out and keep one from developing for a long, long time. Sh-boom, Sh-boom, life would be a dream.

  63. Lorrie U says:

    You’re Drinking the Wrong Kind of Milk

    When digested, A1 beta-casein (but not the A2 variety) releases beta-casomorphin7 (BCM7), an opioid with a structure similar to that of morphine. Studies increasingly point to BCM7 as a troublemaker. Numerous recent tests, for example, have shown that blood from people with autism and schizophrenia contains higher-than-average amounts of BCM7. In a recent study, Richard Deth, a professor of pharmacology at Northeastern University in Boston, and his postdoctoral fellow, Malav Trivedi, showed in cell cultures that the presence of similarly high amounts of BCM7 in gut cells causes a chain reaction that creates a shortage of antioxidants in neural cells, a condition that other research has tied to autism. The study, underwritten in part by A2 Corp., is now undergoing peer review in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
    The leading explanation for why some people but not others may react poorly to A1 milk implicates leaky gut syndrome—a concept that got its start in alternative medicine circles but has been gaining wider traction in the medical establishment. The idea is that that loose connections in the gut, like tears in a coffee filter, allow rogue proteins such as BCM7 to enter the body and run amok. The body brings in immune cells to fight them off, creating inflammation that manifests as swelling and pain—a telltale symptom of autoimmune diseases such as arthritis and diabetes, and autism.

  64. alex says:

    Noelle / Lorrie

    thxs it was good to see the statement;

    that’s great article on milk would have missed it glad you posted;
    I haven’t had milk in years (almond milk instead) but I miss it every once in awhile I’ll look for A2 when it becomes available… nothing like cookies and milk, cold/hot cereal with milk;

  65. Bob says:

    A post about minimum wage right next to one about 2 trillion in profits. I LOVE THIS COUNTRY!

    Thanks to Yakov Smirnoff (24 January 1951 in Odessa, Ukraine, tagline. “What a country!”.

  66. Lorrie U says:

    Bob – I agree! The Dems need to really emphasize and appeal to the importance of women’s influence for ensuring a safe future economically and environmentally for the sake of the children and grandchildren. That argument transcends ideology and party lines, and even loyalty to men. And all those dear men out there who are in touch with their feminine side would also respond.

  67. Lorrie U says:

    Christie Unilaterally Shuts Down All Tesla Car Stores in NJ

    Let this put to rest any doubt that Chris Christie is in the pocket of the Koch Brothers and/or their Big Oil pals.

    Maybe Christie figured he’s on his way down the drain, so he might as well do one last solid for his puppet masters…

    (Although I recently heard that the head of Tesla is a big Libertarian/Rand Paul supporter! Ugh!)

  68. Bob says:

    Lest Republican favoring women not be aware – when a woman is hired the employer does not know which political persuasion she favors and, at that time, does not care. Republican women will endure the same differentials as Democrats. This should be spread at every opportunity so that all women get the message.

  69. kiwi says:

    for those following the Malaysian plane – a NZ news article this morning says “A New Zealand oil rigger working on the South China Sea says he saw the missing Malaysia Airlines plane burning at high altitude around the time it disappeared.”
    Not sure if this has been substantiated or followed up on.

  70. Teresa Hill says:

    I saw that this morning. Not being widely reported, but I know the search area maps showed a spot just off the coast of Vietnam that was supposedly searched.

  71. kiwi says:

    Teresa, not surprised if the area was searched already. If it broke up before hitting the ocean, the pieces would be small, and over a wide area. Small things floating on the ocean are so easy to miss seeing, and most would have sunk already.

  72. B.A. says:

    WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) — President Obama, working to defeat pessimism about the economy and annoyance with Washington, sank to a record low approval rating, a poll indicated Wednesday.
    Obama’s job approval dipped to 41 percent in March from 43 percent in January, results of the Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll indicated.

    Fifty-four percent said they disapproved of the job he is doing, results shows.

    The poll indicated a general dissatisfaction with all elected leaders in Washington and low regard for the Republican Party. About 25 percent of those polled view the GOP positively while 45 percent said they held negative views — slightly weaker than views held for Democrats, results said.

    Still, Republicans had a slight lead when the respondents were asked which party should control Congress, results showed.

    Dissatisfaction with incumbents remains high, with only 34 percent saying their congressional representative deserved another term, compared with 55 percent who said they would rather give someone else a chance.

    Fifty-four percent said they would vote to replace every member of Congress, including their own representative, if they had that option.

  73. Sharon Katz says:

    Taking a chance to see if you can link to Tarek Moustafa’s FB page. He is a wonderful human being and astrologer from Alexandra, Egypt. He has an interesting way of describing what’s going on astrologically now through May. If this doesn’t work, you also might be able to google him. Jerry, you might want to send him a friend request (for some reason I thought of you).

  74. TJ says:

    B.A. ” Which Is It? Two Polls, Two Very Different Approval Ratings For Obama”

  75. starlight says:

    Regarding Israel, I haven’t posted anything in a while, but it is worth noting that natal Mars is 28+ Leo. This means that all those planets crossing 13 degrees of the cardinal signs in April will be in minor hard aspects (semisquare and sesquiquadrate) to Israel’s Mars, all at the same time. So that is yet another country that will be increasingly involved in something big that is going on in the next month. Pluto is already in aspect, since early February though most of May.

  76. B.A. says:

    TJ: There are many more than two.

    Here is a good overview of all the major polls, tracked daily:

  77. Jerry says:

    Hi Nancy,

    Equally cause for concern is North Korea’s natal Saturn at the same degree – 28 Leo.

    South Korean President Park Geun-hye (DOB Feb 2, 1952 Samdeok-dong, S. Korea) has natal Saturn at 14 ’55 Libra. Tr. Mars conjoins that degree and minute on April 19th forming a grand cross square to the other malefics. Whatever destabilizing forces are at work during that time, would N. Korea seize the initiative and feel emboldened to make an aggressive move?

  78. Lorrie U says:

    B.A. – It is well noted that you delightedly and gleefully post anything negative about Pres. Obama. I really don’t care other than the fact that you seem to get such enjoyment from it. Starlight has repeatedly said that by 2016 he will be well-regarded, and I think history will be kinder to him than present day folks recognize. I’m so sorry you are so disappointed in his presidency and hope one day you will feel better about it.

  79. Lorrie U says:

    Conservative Leaning Poll Shows Governor Scott Walker On The Ropes In Wisconsin

    Democrat Mary Burke and Republican Governor Scott Walker are tied at 45 percent in a newly released poll from Rasmussen Reports.…

  80. Jerry says:

    Hi Sharon,

    Thank you for that link. I sent Tarek Moustafa an FB friendhship request as suggested. I couldn’t find any direct references to the upcoming transits on his webpage. Maybe you can guide me on that.

    I like Barbara Hindley’s take on the upcoming Grand Cross square mid to late April i.e. how to deal with these aspects constructively on a personal level. This is a concern Todd Bennett has expressed here on a number of occasions. Personally, I think this period coming up presents a marvelous opportunity for spiritual growth. Here’s an excerpt…..

    “…….April 20th is when it is at the beginning of its most intense phase, as the Moon is in Capricorn and triggering the whole thing, and then its on April 22nd when Mars moves into its exact position and squares the already existing exact T-square. You’re going to be feeling it all month though,

    On a global level, this is probably the most volatile and intense time of the last few years. We can expect acts of terrorism, natural disasters, earthquakes, extreme weather, and either war or an escalation of some military conflict. These planets are all in cardinal signs, which are action signs. Things happen in action signs. No one knows for sure what’s going to happen, but at the very least we’ll get to see how things are not working and how the current world set-up is no longer viable. We’re going to see things crack open and break down, or perhaps see a warning of what will soon happen if we don’t make sweeping changes.

    On a personal level, we’re making shifts. It doesn’t have to be extreme if you’re already going with the flow. You’ve already been nudged out of your comfort zone, so you already know where the changes are happening – so do what you can to move forward into change, instead of resisting it and fighting it. Resistance is futile – and the degree to which you resist is the degree to which you suffer. People who have been suffering in silence will be silent no more. People are going to speak up, and in some cases it won’t be pretty.

    If you’ve already been lobbying for change, this is when you may see some results. This is when things will happen. They are conflictual energies for sure, but sometimes a little conflict is what is needed to break away. You may become brave now, even if it is impetuous and sudden. This is a deciding month for relationships. The relationship asteroid Juno hits that Grand Cross degree of 13.5 Aries in early April, which again speaks to changes in the status quo of many relationships.

    To work with this energy, think about the planets involved. Your ideals or belief systems (Jupiter) may need to change (Uranus), in an irrevocable way (Pluto). Uranus is also the great ‘liberator’, as he rids us of unwanted baggage by separating us from what is no longer in our best interest. Mars says that one needs to make a personal effort, and it may mean that you’re giving something another try (retrograde) or dealing with something from before. Think of all this as accelerated change. Everyone’s going to be affected in some way, but those with planets in mid degrees of Cardinal signs are going to feel it the most.

    When Mars is in retrograde, do not initiate war, as you will lose, according to astrologer Lynn Koiner. On a personal level this could mean litigation – don’t sue somebody when Mars is retrograde. Lynn says that the initiator of the ‘battle’ is the one who will lose. Goad the other guy into initiating, and then you’ll win!. We pray and hope the US does not enter into another war at this time, but it is such a volatile signature. I don’t even want to think about what could happen with North Korea. It looks like the Ukraine is being really hit by this aspect already.


  81. Todd Bennett says:

    On Florida, when Democrats vote Democrats win.

    On Ukraine, Russia is soon to announce that they will not annex for now, according to my research as the two sides have been floating deals in the media for a while.

    On Syria, look out. But Israel and Turkey are the key indicators it is not Ukraine. For one, Turkey is very close to Russia and would be unlikely to support anything in the way of intervention. Israel does not really have a tie in. Those indicators lead me to believe Syria is a powder keg that may require group intervention, possibly even with Russia as a moderate ally.

    On North Korea, be very careful, as it is not above them to provoke a response between China and Japan, leaving the U.S. in a lurch as to how to respond. On the whole I do believe we will see numerous upsets, out of nowhere activity, and we have seen already. Airplane, both San Francisco and Harlem catching literal fire, and the like. Weather, geopolitical storms of course possible or likely as well. But the big story is the fact that all we can hope for in Ukraine is peace, as the USA has already lost reputation for being a superpower that can make things halt. But if that is all we lose consider ourselves lucky.

    There are much worse things to be than Norway, a prosperous, solvent friendly little country for whom nobody has an axe to grind.

  82. tetramorph says:

    Interesting article on how the Russia/Ukraine situation will be causing Europe (esp. Poland & Germany) to seek energy independence:

  83. starlight says:

    On my way out the door, but wanted to post this before I go. It describes what may be explain some of the aspects connected to Russia over the next month and a half. This is from later in the article:

    Russian officials and their lieutenants in Crimea have revived old charges against the Tatars that resonate sharply with local ethnic Russians: After World War II, dictator Joseph Stalin accused the Tatars of Nazi sympathies and forced them into exile across Central Asia. Moscow is now hurling this allegation against Tatars and ethnic Ukrainian groups that backed the recent uprising in Kiev, labeling Ukraine’s new leaders a “fascist junta.”

    Tatar leaders vehemently deny such historical characterizations, but they hold a more dangerous present-day trump card that Russia is reluctant to test — the presence of radical Muslim elements within their community. If Moscow proceeds with an annexation of Crimea, Tatar leaders insist that they may not be able to keep these radical forces under control.

    “We have Islamists, Wahhabis, Salafists and others who fought in Syria” with local rebel fighters, Jemilev Mustafa, 70, a veteran leader of the Crimean Tatar National Movement and member of Ukraine’s parliament, warned this week before heading to Moscow for talks with Russian leaders. “We can’t stop people who want to die with honor.”

    This jihadist impulse, experts warn, could easily take on a life of its own, provoking ethnic and religious violence in a region where ethnic Russians, Tatars and others have been living peacefully for years.

  84. Jerry says:

    by Ed Tamplin

    Vladimir Putin

    History changing individuals come into the world under powerful astrological signatures. Vladimir Putin came to power under the auspices of a Grand Cross with the August 11 1999 Solar Eclipse. He was sworn in under the kingmaker combination of Jupiter and Saturn in enduring Taurus.

    Now in 2014 as another Grand Cross looms in the heavens, Putin is at the heart of a global political shift. This week’s column delves further into the Ukraine/Crimea crisis examining the horoscope of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the origin of the Black Sea Fleet along with Crimean Independence.


    Two interesting aspects hitting Putin’s chart immediately following the March 16th Crimean referendum.

    1) The March 16th full moon (26 Virgo) t squares Putin’s natal Mars (26 Sagittarius).

    2) Saturn in retrograde motion at 23 Scorpio will precisely square Putin’s natal Pluto at 22 ’43 Leo on March 29th in t square to tr. Venus (22 Aquarius). I find it quite significant that tr. Saturn will exactly oppose the Saturn-Jupiter opposition of May 29, 2000 (22 ’43 Taurus) on that day while in precise square to Putin’s n. Pluto (22 ’43 Leo). Tamplin’s remarks in the above article I posted touches on Putin’s connection to the May 28, 2000 Jupiter-Saturn conj.

    I suspect therefore, the end of March will see tensions rise dramatically. If the west imposes sanctions as is being threatened and Russia follows through with its threat of economic retaliation; the world financial markets can expect to see a lot of volatility in late March, early April.

  85. Jerry says:

    CORRECTION: Please read instead “…..the Saturn-Jupiter CONJUNCTION of May 28, 2000).

  86. Todd Bennett says:

    Russians will learn about unintended consequences without intending to.

  87. virgo says:

    According to a Bloomberg News poll released Tuesday, 64 percent of Americans support keeping the Affordable Care Act in place. Of that group, 13 percent would keep the law completely intact, while 52 percent would keep it with “small modifications.” Just 36 percent want to repeal the law. The results represent the highest level of acceptance of the law that a Bloomberg poll has ever found.Even Republicans have found parts of the law to love, however — 62 percent of Republicans want to keep Obamacare’s ban on denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions, and 57 percent want to keep the provision allowing young people to stay on their parents’ insurance policies until age 26.

  88. Lorrie U says:

    SEE: How To Attack A Democracy, In A Single Image

    Koch-topus: The Influence of Koch-Cash

  89. Lorrie U says:

    Helen – You’re right, those legs do look photoshopped! I think they’re not telling us everything they know…

  90. Lorrie U says:

    Adolph Reed Jr.: The Left Has Left the Building

    Ineffectual liberals and the corporate takeover of the Democratic Party have not only tipped the whole country over to the right but have vanquished any lingering notion of “the left.”

  91. alex says:

    Obamacare – continued

    CONSUMER PROTECTIONS ( from medical insurance scams )

    Before OBamacare – After Obamacare

    before:women always paid MORE for medical insurance then men
    after: women can not be charged more than men

    before: any excuse to deny insurance for pre-existing conditions
    after: can’t be denied for pre-existing conditions


    In the real world:
    women pay more for auto purchases
    women pay more for dry cleaning! (and/or business services that that can get away with will charge more for women then men)
    women are paid less than men for the same job
    women can not get business loans as easily as men can
    etc, etc etc

    women would be stupid…. not to want success of the affordable health care law

    do you remember the days when you had to ask a male family member/friend to negotiate the price of a new auto purchase – then get it in writing – before you dared let them know that the purchase was for a woman ( things have changed somewhat but it still applies in many cases)

    do you remember when women could not get any type of credit card ( home loan) at all – they were only available for women? ( have to be a senior citizen to recall that)

    before 2011: before 2011: before 2011

    you were charged more for health insurce IF YOU COULD GET IT because pre-existing condition denial fell heavily on women

    I’d like to suggest that posters against OBamacare shut-up I’m totally fed up hearing WHINE and RANTS

  92. alex says:


    credit and loans should read – only avaiable to men ( as late at
    late 1970′ – early 1980’s)

  93. Anita says:

    Thank you Alex!

  94. rc says:

    Hi Starlight
    Thanks for the out door post.

    That explains Better Israels Silence on Russias Agressive move.

    “We have Islamists, Wahhabis, Salafists and others who fought in Syria” with local rebel fighters, Jemilev Mustafa, 70, a veteran leader of the Crimean Tatar National Movement and member of Ukraine’s parliament, warned this week before heading to Moscow for talks with Russian leaders. “We can’t stop people who want to die with honor.”

    Sheds Much Light Now.

  95. alex says:


    same page :-)

  96. Venus says:

    Revelations re existing Electronic Warfare modalities in discussion of flight 370’s disappearance.

  97. Venus says:

    Interview with Electronic Weapons expert suggesting US Navy targeted Flight 370 w/ laser weapon.

  98. kiwi says:

    y’know Venus, I do not think it is helpful to post conspiracy theories regarding US military involvement. Sometimes a crash is just a crash.
    One of the most interesting theories I have seen to date, was on Maddow last night regarding the external speed sensors.
    It took 3 years to solve the puzzle of Air France – this will eventually be solved, but it will take time. Anything else at this point is pure speculation.

  99. starlight says:

    Watching Rachel right now in NJ . looks like Russia is lining up on border of Ukraine which is strongly suggestive of further incursion into Ukraine.

  100. Jerry says:

    There is a growing concern Russia may intervene in Eastern Ukraine if the civil unrest spills over into violence on the streets as is already happening in the Eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk……

    Ukraine Tensions Rise As Two Die In Donetsk Clashes
    by Roman Olearchyk

    Financial Times
    March 13, 2014

    At least two protesters were killed late on Thursday in violent clashes between pro-Russia and pro-Ukrainian demonstrators in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.

    The deaths will stoke tensions in a country rattled by Russia’s military incursions into the autonomous republic of Crimea and as the Moscow-backed referendum on the peninsula’s independence looms.

    Those tensions rose to the surface at the UN Security Council in New York on Thursday when Arseniy Yatseniuk, Ukraine’s prime minister, dramatically switched from English to Russian to ask Russia whether it wanted war.


    Russian Troops Mass At Border In Ukraine

    New York Times
    March 13, 2014

    MOSCOW — With a referendum on secession looming in Crimea, Russia massed troops and armored vehicles in at least three regions along Ukraine’s eastern border on Thursday, alarming the interim Ukraine government about a possible invasion and significantly escalating tensions in the crisis between the Kremlin and the West.


  101. Todd Bennett says:

    Hi Russia is using a prosecutor’s trick called over charging, except over militarizing. When it looks like they may take Eastern Ukraine and just settle for Crimea, it ends up feeling like a good deal to the west. Truthfully this is not a case of smarter people, but one solid coherent strategy from Russia, which is lacking in the west. But a deal is on the horizon. Won’t matter anyways if they do invade NATO will not put boots on the ground for a non-member state. It would roil markets however, and very much escalate the situation, virtually guaranteeing some kind of economic war. Doubt it happens.

  102. Venus says:


    Excellent point, thank you.

    Don’t let the noise of other people’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. – Steve Jobs

    Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. – Lao Tzu

  103. Lorrie U says:

    Justice Stevens Calls For Constitutional Amendment To Get Money Out Of Politics In New Book

    Justice John Paul Steven’s has written a new book, and in it, he proposes six potential amendments to the Constitution — including one to reform the current campaign finance system.

  104. Lorrie U says:

    I don’t know, if the transponders were turned off deliberately and separately and pings detected from the aircraft by satellite indicate it kept flying, wouldn’t that suggest some hanky-panky? Maybe it’s been diverted and is safely landed somewhere? With the techno people onboard, perhaps they had a way to block any radar detection. Maybe it’s all a big marketing stunt gone awry?

  105. barbk says:

    There are two myths about young boys whose fathers made it possible for them to fly. One boy’s father was a god, the other boy’s father was an architect. Both boys were advised by their fathers as to how to fly, and both were cautioned to not push the limits of their flying apparatus. Boys being boys, they didn’t heed their father’s warnings and because of it, they died.

    The architect’s son was Icarus who has an asteroid named for him. The other boy’s father was the Sun god and his name was Phaethon who also has an asteroid named for him. The architect once solved a puzzle as to how a thread could be passed through a convoluted shell. He bore a hole in the closed end, attached a thread to an ant and sent the ant into the open end of the shell. The ant squeezed through the bored hole bringing the thread with him.

    This story intrigued me because coincidentally, an auger (spelled with an E) bores holes, whereas an augur (spelled with a U) can see the future (see alex’s link up thread, 3/12) so even though Phil Sedgwick’s site gives Asbolus’ description as being an auger, we believe he meant augur. Still. . . .

    In the missing plane’s takeoff chart Phaethon in the 5th house (having fun) was conjunct Eris (discord) and they trine Pholus conjunct Bacchus conjunct Cupido in the 1st house, which put me to mind of the young Australian (?) girls who were once allowed into the cockpit by the same pilot on the missing plane.

    In the missing plane’s takeoff chart Icarus in the 4th house (cockpit in this case?) squares Pholus (starts out small ends up big) – Bacchus (eat drink and be merry) – Cupido (relationship, attraction). The Sun in the 4th house of this chart is conjunct Borasisi who symbolizes something made up; not true.

    Also in the 4th house is Neptune in Pisces (both sign and planet at times suggest indiscretion) and opposite Neptune is Sphinx conjunct Orcus in Virgo who are in the 10th house of reputation, and/or the end of the matter. Sphinx tells riddles and keeps secrets and Orcus was named for an underworld god by the man who discovered him who also had Orcas (killer whales) in mind at the time. Orcas have sonar systems allowing them to find food through sound.

    Asbolus (bores holes or divines fate or both), who you could say is connected in a convoluted way to the hole-boring architect’s son Icarus (who didn’t follow procedure when flying and died because of it) is trine Venus who sits midway between the north node and the south node in this chart which is considered a cross-road decision-making point in life’s path. Venus is the symbol of values.

    It has occurred to me that Sphinx (conjunct Orcus) might be presenting a riddle to be solved, probably as a service to Neptune who opposes him in the plane takeoff chart.

    Presently, Neptune is in a septile (1/7th of a circle) to Pluto, and in a decile (1/10th of a circle) to Uranus, and in a trine (1/3rd of a circle) with Jupiter, and in a bi-septile (2/7th’s of a circle) with Saturn. Neptune doesn’t lack subtlety. In 10 days he will also be in orb (3 degrees) of a sesqui-quadrate (3/8th’s of a circle) with Mars. It is Neptune who has the most influence in the heavens these days, and water is his forte. One of the experts on cable news suggested the use of sonar to look for the plane but I’m not sure anyone was listening.

  106. Teresa Hill says:

    If officials don’t deny the latest reports tomorrow — which is what they’ve kept doing over and over again — from what the Wall Street Journal reported, turning off the plane’s transponder and communications systems were step-by-step procedures done by a human being 15 minute apart. It wasn’t a mistake. It couldn’t have been a mechanical or electrical or any other kind of problem with the plane. And then the plane stayed in the air for five more hours.

    If the plane’s in trouble structurally, electrically, whatever, you want it to be found. You leave the transponder on. In five hours, you have plenty of time to call for help, if you can or want to.

    So this was a deliberate act. People have brought up pilot suicide, but I don’t see how that could have happened. Why turn off the transponder? Do you care if they find the wreckage? You’ll be dead. If you wanted time to think, turn it off, but you’re not the only crew member. They’re going to know you’re doing something very wrong. You have five hours. They’re going to try to stop you.

    Hijacking — even that’s hard to believe if they stayed in the air for five hours. After 9/11, I can’t see passengers allowing that. With five hours, they’re going to attack and try to stop it. I guess they could need multiple attempts to be successful, but still… Five hours? And then there’s a struggle, and the plane crashes. Still hard to believe it lasts five hours.

    I don’t see any possibilities left. Does anyone? Wall Street Journal said the last ping to the satellite was over water. We’re sending a destroyer to search in the Indian Ocean. They must think it’s in the water somewhere.

    Anyone see any other possibilities?

  107. thrasybulus says:


    Those are two very insightful (inciteful?) posts above that lead me to believe Iran might be behind the disappearance afterall. If I may be allowed to misinterpret Nostradamus some more;

    Century 9, Quatrain 100
    Naval battle night will be overcome,
    Fire in the ships to the West ruin:
    New trick, the great ship colored,
    Anger to the vanquished, victory in the drizzle.

    Century 10, Quatrain 2
    The ship’s veil will hide the sail galley,
    The great fleet will come the lesser to go out:
    Ten ships near will turn to drive it back,
    The great one conquered the united ones to join to itself.

    If we take “colored” to mean “camouflaged” then both quatrains refer to some type of stealth technology that can apply to ships or subs. How do you test such technology without exposing its existence to your adverseries?

    You could hijack a plane, install the device, and test whether the rest of the world can find it. If detected, you blame it on individual terrorists who would undoubtedly destroy the plane if caught.

    As to laser technology, Nostradamus says;

    Century 7, Quatrain 19
    The fort at Nice will not be engaged:
    It will be conquered by shining metal.
    Which deed will be discussed a long time,
    To the citizens strange and frightful.

  108. Trudy says:

    Thank you, Venus-for that doc!
    Combined with some of the intuition flying around
    it makes sense!

  109. Michael says:

    Re: Spain and Turkey

    I think you are dead on with the consideration of a mega-storm starting in Spain then cruising up the EU. I would see that as the universe sending a message that the empty shirts ruling in EU countries have nothing better to do that beat war drums that their people (and the people here) find totally irrelevant. That fact that Spain shows up so prominently and that nothing much is happening there (other than a deadly depression) argues for this.

    The situation in Turkey is ripe for some major changes and disruptions. The PM, Erdogan, stands exposed as a total crook through his actions, confirmed by audio tapes showing massive corruption, money laundering, and bribery by Erdogan, his family, and political pals. The tapes are released, send around on Twitter, and the whole country knows. Erdogan fires any investigator that indicts anyone and fixes court cases (taped evidence galore). Erdogan clings desperately to power but it’s clear he is nothing more than a criminal enterprise.

    Erdogan’s forced removal from office might be one manifestation of your findings. To a lesser degree, the PM may pony up for Russian or Syrian duty. However, a very strong majority of the Turkish public opposes hostile action toward Syria and Russia looks no more appealing. I’d bet on removal from office.

  110. Todd Bennett says:

    Uh Century ten describes, almost to a tee, Cuban Missile incident.
    He specifically mentions a blockade. Please do not put conspiracy theories about USA involvement, particularly some garbage about lasers. We have no lasers. You don’t want to know what we have, but it is not lasers. Now I am going to pray to Jesus that when we wake up Russia has relented and not invaded Ukraine. If you don’t believe like I do, consider praying to something anyway.

  111. Helen says:

    Kiwi – the comment about ‘conspiracies’ that you made to Venus: does ‘weapons of mass destruction’ ring a bell? How is this not an A Class betrayal of truth from our own government?

    Quote: “Everything is a conspiracy until proven otherwise”.

    Until the major media takes on issues like GMOs, fracking, depleted uranium, Fukishima radiation, I’m on alternative media and conspiracy sites. Funny how the major media when pushed against the wall finally concedes some of these points…..but you’ll never hear it from them first – often you’ll hear the ‘spin’.

    That said, I try to avoid hard core conspiracy sites when posting info. Here’s an exception with another article mentioning laser weapons:

    And that crash from TWA 800 – photos published in Paris Match of a missile behind folks at a party; Pierre Salinger going public claiming a missile and being sidelined by the press; MILLIONS of investigative $ down the drain in the fuel spark theory.

    The official line is all well, but we should have the right to question without being instantly labeled as conspiracy nuts.

  112. Jerry says:

    Hi Theresa,

    “Anyone see any other possibilities?”

    The fact that that the disappearance of the plane has captured so much of the media’s attention and up till now, no clear, satisfactory explanation is in the offing, to me suggests that we have arrived at the edge of “scientific, linear” reasoning and it may be time to probe a little deeper into ourselves. What is accepted as rational on the one hand and that which is beyond our comprehension on the other may need to be re-evaluated. We pride ourselves in being in control of our affairs, having all the answers, but the fact of the matter is, in the larger scheme of things; we know very little. We have not resolved any of the worlds problems. I think Psychic Focus’s impressions of the disappearance (posted earlier in this thread) should warrant some consideration.

    Anyway, on the astrological front; Rick Levine and Jeff Jawer in their latest astrological review for March 2014: . . . . helps to clarify the forces at work. Mars going retrograde traverses back over old, familiar territory in our quest to find resolution. This will be a major factor in the upcoming Uranus, Pluto, Jupiter, Mars alignment in April. It’s a very interesting hour long presentation. Well worth watching.

  113. SarahG says:

    March 25th The Hague, Netherlands
    Nuclear Security Summit (Many leaders there in attendance including Obama).

  114. alex says:

    Picture of HR Democrats holding up photos of Issa cutting off microphone to Rep. Elijah Summings during a hearing:

    3/13/2013 Democrats in House of Representatives introduce resolution to condemn Darrell Issa (vote went along party lines… the GOP majority won & defeated the resolution)

    Capitol Building, 2:44PM

    First Impression

    ASC @00 Leo
    MC @16 Aries

    Ceres @01 Scorpio (mundane astrology 4TH house, party in opposition to majority party)


    Asbolus @00Gemini (mundane astrology 11TH house, legislature)


    Juno @05 Aries in 9TH House(Democrats/Juno asserts herself against GOP cult of obstructionists)

    (mundane astrology 9TH House – the 9th house can represent unsavoury cults and dogmatic religious organisations per astrologer, Deborah Houlding)

  115. alex says:

    continuing – resolution, Issa

    Yod Apex, Ceres (4th house)
    [Ceres in Scorpio indicates coming together with others to discuss, rally and become actively engaged around some project to heal, restore and renew the environment; in this case the environment is the US congressional House of Representatives]


    Asbolus (11th house)

    Juno (9th house)

    Background: Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt; recently it was discovered that Ceres has water (therefore,like comets, Ceres ‘seeds’ the universe with H2O molecules)

  116. tetramorph says:

    Youtube won’t let me watch (I keep getting error messages on this and other laser weapon videos this morning), but here’s a Lockheed Martin video on anti-aircraft lasers:

    We do have direct energy weapons.

  117. Venus says:

    More food for thought from alternative media: UFO’s approaching?? ISS Photos from 3-10-14

    Here is fascinating International Space Space Shuttle website:

  118. Venus says:


  119. Francis says:

    Astrology question: if someone has sextiles in their chart does something happen with Solar Arc progressions at age 60, and how would that be interpreted?

  120. Venus says:

    Always a great pleasure to be among all of the Starlight Super Sleuths…most grateful to our Super Sleuth
    Extraordinaire, Nancy:)

  121. alex says:

    correction: resolution Issa

    should read – Rep. Elijah Cummings (original post, typo on last name)

  122. ArtCulturePeace says:

    Aloha All,

    On-Topic: It is now being reported by Reuters that the flight was redirected to an Indian island that is used as a transfer point to Europe & Middle East. Meanwhile, major media have been saying the words “U-Turn” which would have meant a southerly track rather than the actual “quater turn” that brought it west. The incongruency of broadcaster words and images media post is not only annoying, it leads to viewer questioning and theory creation. It is natural for thinking people to want to know the answers: who, what, when, where, why, how. These are the questions that journalists were supposed to competently answer for us. And haven’t been doing since ‘news’ became entertainment and political propaganda in the Reagan post-fairness doctrine era.

    Off-Topic…Finally it looks like NBC’s seeing the light and David Gregory’s job is in jeopardy. Finally. Clearly, his repetitive old, male, GOP while guests (McCain+) and Gregory’s own complicit unveiled political agenda has cost NBC viewership big time. The much-coveted young people demographic simply can’t be bothered with this anachronistic lunacy.

    E Ho’omaluhia me ka Honua. Blessings all.

  123. ArtCulturePeace says:

    Aloha All, again…in these amazing times.

    Upstream, so many intriguing, informative, provocative posts/links. Much appreciated, Mahalo, as always to everyone! For now, too many to respond to, engage with…

    “When Mars is Retrograde do not initiate war, as you will lose…”~Lynn Koiner via *Jerry
    This is an understandable statement and wondering how this might reflect on the current US long-term progressed Mars Retrograde process. Unless it might mean all the armaments, violence, means of war destruction/tech were to be focused on citizens within the US instead…would welcome a disinterest and unwillingness and maybe even an inability due to financial facts…refusal to start another/more costly, ‘pre-emptive’, illegal, immoral, unnecessary, ‘Christian’ wars would be a good thing, imv…and if irrefutable clear “loss” (ie Vietnam, North Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan+) is what is necessary, than so be it (Uranus/Aries; Neptune/Pisces; Pluto/Capricorn) if we are so cruel, barbaric and insane a culture of war then the world will demand change of us even if we do not/cannot/refuse to.
    “All war is based on deception.”~Sun Tzu

    Also, re: Fukushima/Nuclear Waste/Devastation
    A well-written, solid, primary-sourced authoratative article on how things initially transpired and decisions were made:

    Blessings all…

  124. alex says:

    House Republicans brought their 52nd bill to gut Obamacare to the floor on Friday, where it passed 232-187.

  125. alex says:

    continued – HR 4015

    repeal of Obamacare 232-187, introduced by Rep. Michael Burgess MD


  126. thrasybulus says:


    I did not say America was involved, I specifically said I believed Iran is a more likely culprit.

    As for century 10, I do see how you could see the Cuban blockade in it. Read individually without reference to the other quatrains I would say your interpretation was more on the mark than mine.

    However, I believe that Nostradamus focused many of his quatrains on our present time and that they are interconnected by themes that give us a narrative of events. The connecting theme for these two quatrains is the ability of naval forces to veil or camouflage themselves and the defeat of the West which would is the key to indentifying the great one conquered.

    They also contain themes which connect them to other events that are near contemporaneous. Quatrain 9 implies the that the West is defeated and angered. A time of “drizzle” believe it or not is a running theme through several quatrains. The united ones theme from quatrain 10 also connect these quatrains to several more.

    As for laser technology, I do not think that that quatrain refers to USA either, as Nostradamus says whoever has it is using the weapon on Nice, France. I hardly think that is us.

    Here is one that I believe is uppermost in your thoughts:

    Century 3, Quatrain 95
    The law of More will be seen to decline:
    After another much more seductive:
    Dnieper first will come to give way:
    Through gifts and tongue another more attractive.

    Leoni back in 1961 equated the More to Sir Thomas More the 16th century author of “Utopia” and by extension to Communism. So Communism
    gives way to the much more seductive system of capitalism.

    The River Dnieper can only mean Ukraine and Kiev as it runs through the center of the nation. So we have Ukraine then giving way to Putin’s gifts (gas subsidies) and tongue (propaganda)

    What is troubling is the word “first” which would imply a second.

  127. clymela box says:

    ArtCulturePeace-thanks for the engaging piece especially the reference to the switch from “news” to entertainment which is used to rock us to sleep. I awakened,recently, to this when I became conscious of how far the Koch brothers and friends got with their “stand your ground”laws. I believe that these laws are intended to cover “white people” when they kill young black males. The Koch brothers are hereditary racists.
    I am thinking this early 4/14 PDT (noon) that the missing plane and people were stolen not crashed-I expect the resolution will be one of the explosive engagements we astrologers are expecting from here through April,2014.

  128. alex says:

    2014 April


    April 15 We have a Lunar Eclipse at 25º Libra on fruitful Spica, the Moon conjunct Ceres.

    From April 20 we get a repeat of Jupiter opposite Pluto and Jupiter square Uranus but this time the T-square is pretty much exact with Uranus square Pluto reaching perfection on April 21.

    Mars in Libra completes the hellish grand cross on April 23, all at 13º cardinal signs.

    It will also trigger the fiery October Lunar eclipse point at 15º Aries too.

    This cross is potentially explosive and I would say makes the 23rd the most dangerous day of 2014.

    Full Moon Lunar Eclipse
    Lunar Eclipse occurs on April 15, 2014, at 25 degrees and 16 minutes of Libra

    New Moon Eclipse
    Solar Eclipse occurs on April 29, 2014, at 8 degrees and 52 minutes of Taurus

  129. Todd Bennett says:

    Take heart the talks were very productive, and much misinformation was cleared up. Putin will leave Crimea in limbo in exchange for valuable concessions. In case you have not noticed, the U.S. is not barking orders on its own, it is working in partnership, but understand something else, the U.S. media is not helping.

  130. Venus says:


    This appears to be the Navy’s latest Laser weapon…at least that they are revealing. It needs to be underneath the target, as it’s range is only 10miles. The Russian Topol weapon flys only 10 feet above the ground and can
    destroy a major city 3,000 miles away–Putin claims it is unstoppable. Visualizing PEACE!!!

  131. Basira Harpster says:

    I have a feeling someone may have stolen the plane, for later use as a weapon. They’d need to have landed it somewhere with a long enough runway to take off again. If true, it’s well hidden by now. I hope I’m wrong. It’s an idea that popped into my head and won’t go away.

  132. Jerry says:

    Hi Todd,

    Your curiously optimistic view, although understandable (no one wants war) doesn’t correlate with events on the ground. Because of the breakdown in talks between US Secretary of State Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in London last night, the US State Dept issued travel warnings to the region….

    Diplomatic Solution For Ukraine Fades After London Talks

    The Hindu
    March 15, 2014

    Hopes for a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis faded even more on Friday after six hours of talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in London ended with “no common vision”, as Mr. Lavrov put it.

    “We will respect the will of the Crimean people,” Mr. Lavrov said, referring to the separatist referendum on “rejoining” Russia planned for Sunday by Moscow-backed authorities in the Black Sea peninsula.

    The United States and the European Union have threatened immediate sanctions against Russia if the vote goes ahead.


    Russian Federation Travel Alert – Events in Ukraine
    Last Updated: March 14, 2014

    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens in Russia to the ongoing tensions in Ukraine and the potential for increased public demonstrations and anti-American actions in Russia in connection with Russian actions in the Crimea. The Department of State also alerts U.S. citizens in Russia to the heightened military presence and on-going military exercises of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation along the border region with Ukraine. This Travel Alert expires on June 13, 2014. The Department of State strongly recommends that all U.S. citizens residing or traveling abroad enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in order to receive pertinent safety and security information.

    The U.S. government currently has no information concerning active military conflict inside Russia as a result of regional tensions or of any threat specific to U.S. citizens. However, all U.S. citizens located in or considering travel to the border region, specifically the regions bordering Ukraine in Bryansk, Kursk, Belgorod, Voronezh, and Rostov Oblasts and Krasnodar Krai, should be aware of the potential for escalation of tensions, military clashes (either accidental or intentional), or other violence, and the potential for threats to safety and security. Media accounts note there has been a sizable Russian military build-up in those regions and there are reports of an increased presence of Russian neo-Nazi and radical nationalist and extremist groups in those regions.

    U.S. citizens considering travel to Russia should evaluate their personal security situation in light of current political tensions and the possibility of violence or anti-U.S. actions directed against U.S. citizens or U.S. interests.


  133. alex says:

    Koch Brothers:

    David Koch, DOB, 5/03/1940 Natal Sun @13 Taurus
    Charles Koch DOB, 11/01/1935 Natal Sun @08 Scorpio


    In a study released this spring, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Political Economy Research Institute named Koch Industries one of the top ten air polluters in the United States.

    Jane Mayer in her piece “Covert Operations” in the New Yorker, published last summer

    With his brother Charles, who is seventy-four, David Koch owns virtually all of Koch Industries, a conglomerate, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, whose annual revenues are estimated to be a hundred billion dollars.

    The company has grown spectacularly since their father, Fred, died, in 1967, and the brothers took charge. The Kochs operate oil refineries in Alaska, Texas, and Minnesota, and control some four thousand miles of pipeline.

    Koch Industries owns Brawny paper towels, Dixie cups, Georgia-Pacific lumber, Stainmaster carpet, and Lycra, among other products.

    Forbes ranks it as the second-largest private company in the country, after Cargill, and its consistent profitability has made David and Charles Koch—who, years ago, bought out two other brothers—among the richest men in America. Their combined fortune of thirty-five billion dollars is exceeded only by those of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.

    The Kochs are longtime libertarians who believe in drastically lower personal and corporate taxes, minimal social services for the needy, and much less oversight of industry—especially environmental regulation. These views dovetail with the brothers’ corporate interests.

  134. alex says:

    Koch Brothers – continued

    David, Natal Sun @13 Taurus, 2014 Solar Arc Sun @27 Cancer

    Charles, Natal Sun @08 Scorpio, 2014 Solar Arc Sun @27 Capricorn

    Synastry Cardinal Grand Cross

    27 Cancer – David


    27 Libra (2014 Transiting Mars activating that degree & sign)


    27 Capricorn – Charles


    27 Aries (as of yet unassigned degree/sign)


    David, the younger brother, has Sun wedged between Uranus and Saturn in Taurus. Taurus is one of the signs I’d expect to see highlighted. It’s an Earth sign, thought to embrace luxury, quality, and the good things of life, and is ruled by Venus.

    Sun conjunct both Uranus and Saturn in this sign is quite something! Saturn keeps it conservative, while Uranus, the eccentric planet tends toward disruption of some sort.

    The elder brother, Charles, has Sun in Scorpio opposed by Uranus in Taurus, bringing the flavour of disruptive Uranus into his chart via the Sun also. Saturn is linked to his Sun too, this time by trine from Pisces.

    So both brothers have Saturn and Uranus linking to their natal Suns, and their natal Suns are opposite one another.

  135. alex says:

    Koch Brothers – continued

    Synastry Cardinal Grand Cross (Solar Arc Suns, Natal Jupiter, Transiting Mars)

    27 Cancer – David


    27 Libra – 2014 Transiting Mars


    27 Capricorn – Charles


    27 Aries – David, Natal Jupiter

    LIBRA (is one of the zodiac signs for war; when Libra does not get what they want the nice way (venus) they go to war in the worst way (saturn)

    Charles Koch:
    Natal North Node @19 Aries – 2014 SOUTH NODE @19 ARIES

    Grand Cross Planets in Play: JUPITER – MARS

    Jupiter in Aries opposite Transiting Mars in Libra

    Excerpt – cafe astrology

    Mars opposition Jupiter

    great impulsiveness, insatiable desires, and daring
    trys to prove oneself, readily takes on challenges
    desire for exciting experiences, but rarely satisfied
    doesn’t treat others with respect but demands to be treated fairly
    inner restlessness and anger, quite self-serving
    insists on personal space & freedom but does not reciprocate
    feels can get away with anything
    flees rather than reflects, quick to recover from losses

  136. Todd Bennett says:

    Astrology is one thing, geopoltical reality is quite another. While it is easy to get worked up about this post, the U.S. is not going to first strike Russia, not going to happen put it out of your mind. More than likely what could happen are riots are a response from the Ukrainian military, and it is entirely possible we could supply them. This will not cause the candles to get lit and launched. Proxy wars are fought specifically to prevent major wars.

    Going forward the U.S. has signaled through public military cuts that it is the new Germany, diplomacy first, second, and so on. Obama is determined to rebuild our infrastructure and modernize and that said, it is entirely possible the next war has us as spectators. This situation could spiral and drag countries into a shouting match at the U.N., but as said previously, Turkey is close to Russia, and Israel has nothing to do with Ukraine. Could Iran seize an opportunity and hit Israel? Yes it is possible, but unlikely, as their proxy war with Syria is still just unfolding. All told, someday the U.N. will collapse, in all likelihood, then you worry, as war is imminent, but probably not in this time frame.

    That said, 100 percent of people who read this post and its author are going to die at some point for some reason, as it is inevitable. Live with love and love to live.

  137. alex says:

    Midterm Elections Tuesday 11/04/2014

    Election Saturn @24 Scorpio

    SYNASTRY YOD (Koch, David, USA Sibley, 2014 Midterm Elections)

    Natal Mercury @24 Aries – David


    USA Neptune @22 Virgo
    2014 Election Saturn @24 Scorpio

    Synastry Cardinal Grand Cross (Solar Arc Suns, Natal Jupiter, Transiting Mars)

    27 Cancer – David
    Natal Pluto @27 Cancer – Charles


    27 Libra – 2014 Transiting Mars


    27 Capricorn – Charles


    27 Aries – David, Natal Jupiter

  138. alex says:

    Midterm Election Tuesday 11/04/2014

    Semi-Sextile Kite

    Apex, Election Saturn @24 Scorpio


    Election Mercury @24 Libra (vote)

    Election Cupido @22 Sagittarius
    (seeks out social expansion, neg. expression excessive ideology, and or inertia & co-dependency)


    Election Sedna @24 Taurus


    Sedna in Taurus governs things that we value, likely our values will change.

    It’s important to remember that Sedna is not of from our world, metaphorically, she occupies a slightly higher spiritual plane while physically she inhabits the depths of the oceans, on both levels she is just beyond the grasp and understanding of the unevolved conscious of humanity.

    Metaphorically humanities capacity for greater (collective conscience) awareness lies deep within our own subconscious, to awaken this latent spirit it is necessary to form a closer bond with the energy of the earth.

    Sedna represents our ultimate freedom of spirit, and tendency to fall victim to our own vulnerability, deceit and betrayal.

    By rising above the illusion that we accept as reality we can strive to strengthen our connection with a new feminine current of spiritual energy.

  139. Jerry says:

    Hi Todd,

    Re: Your last comment: “astrology is one thing, geopolitical reality is quite another”. I gather you were directing that remark towards me.

    Perhaps you are unaware how often you express the sentiment that there will be no war (not that you HOPE there will be no war). Nothing wrong with sharing your thoughts on these things mind you, but it may be helpful to quote your sources. Your previous remark contradicts everything that is being reported in the main-stream media. You wrote:

    “Take heart the talks were very productive, and much misinformation was cleared up. Putin will leave Crimea in limbo in exchange for valuable concessions.”

  140. Todd Bennett says:

    No Jerry I was not referring to you in fact was not even thinking about you when I wrote it. My point was that astrology can not be wholly interpreted, as there are certain things that just will not happen. Is war a possibility? Yes. But not because Obama first strikes Putin with nuclear missiles.

    As far as the conversation between Kerry and Lavrov, think of it as a marital counseling. People don’t spend six hours talking to each other by themselves without clearing some air.

  141. Jerry says:

    Hi Todd,

    Can you clarify that statement…… “as there are certain things that just will not happen.”? You have a certain idea or expectation of what is to occur? Can you be specific?

  142. Todd Bennett says:

    Certain things that will not happen, a nuclear escalation initiated by the U.S. It is possible that we would respond to a biological attack with them, but it is next to impossible to envision a scenario where a nuclear power would slap us knowing our April 2010
    Nuclear Posture declaration calls for a nuclear response.

    Russia is highly unlikely to directly sneak attack us. Suicidal, that is not a WILL not however. Their leadership is more unstable than some think. To this point, Uranus has been riots, civil revolts, and Pluto has been weather. That is my thinking at this point.

    If we view foreign policy as three levels, the top being diplomacy, the second being economic, the third being military, we can see we are still at level 1. We are about to hit level 2. That is not good, but it is a lengthy process. I agree with Starlight that the escalation could be economic sanctions, and the ensuing problems they could cause, which are notable.

    But the paradigm shift has already happened, as the U.S. is no longer viewed as a dictator of policy but a broker of it. By being willing to carve up the map, we have clearly disengaged from the philosophical intransigence of the Cold war era. Bad thing, or good thing, we not only do not rule the world, but no longer make the effort to look like we do.

    As for Crimea I believe Putin will remain vague, talk about historic self determination, and say something along the lines of, “Annexation is not an immediate goal of the Russian Federation as much as political normalization of the crisis in Ukraine.” Then he will simmer down, and consider his next move, which will probably undercutting Assad for a piece of that juicy pipeline. More to come..

  143. Todd Bennett says:

    You might ask why a nation that “does not recognize” a referendum on accession would be accused of carving up the map. This is because our very willingness to still negotiate this late in the process signals to the world that we are not in a winner takes all posture. And be glad for that.

  144. Todd Bennett says:

    Now for Mr. Russian Astrologer there are three options-

    1. Globa is the best dang ol’ astrology man in the history of the world, but Obama is still around, so-maybe not

    2. Globa had inside info, because the Russians planned this and they give away classified info to astrolgers

    3. Putin read the prediction, planned it accordingly to make people freak out, and is laughing at how gullible we are. Bet on 3.

  145. Jerry says:


    Ok. Let’s backtrack. You were quite adamant in your earlier posts that a war could not happen. And now you have shifted somewhat, suggesting it could happen but the US wouldn’t initiate it. I fail to see the difference.

    What I am really asking Todd is more of an introspective question and that is, what prompts you to feel the need to have it all figured out? Why should there NOT be war? What makes you so sure that the status quo as it presently stands is essential? Perhaps Pluto needs to do its thing, wipe away everything that stands in the way of change. Not small incremental changes mind you, but radical transformation. Why are you so afraid of the possibilities is the question?

  146. Todd Bennett says:

    It is not up to Pluto, it is up to God.

    And if you are not afraid of WWIII get help. That goes for all of you.

  147. Jerry says:

    I subscribe to a more inclusive approach. To me God is not some external entity, but our deeper higher self (pure awareness bereft of limitation). Creation is not a separate, distant phenomenon but an integral part of our inner being. So, intrinsically, there is nothing to fear. Go within my friend. It is only there that you will find peace of mind.

  148. alex says:

    2014 Election, Tuesday 11/04/2014

    Leticia R. San Miguel
    DOB: December 6, 1954
    Tacoma, Washington, USA

    Texas state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, candidate for lieutenant governor is quietly emerging as a favorite among some Democrats, who see the Hispanic businesswoman and mother of six as a likely candidate who could help revive her party’s chances.

    Lieutenant governor in Texas is a position that is a powerful one
    because that official presides over the senate.

    Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, candidate for governor, stood fast and filibustered the Texas GOP.

    Wendy Jean Russell
    DOB: May 16, 1963
    West Warwick, Rhode Island, U.S.

  149. barbk says:

    Here’s something to consider as all (astrological) eyes focus on the cardinal grand cross next month. At that time Neptune will be in a decile aspect with Uranus, a biquintile with Mars and a tri-vigintile with Pluto. We seldom consider these minor aspects in mainstream astrology, but they all belong to the same family of aspects that divide a circle by 5, 10 and 20. These are great aspects for Neptune to work with as they are subtle, spiritual and rise above material world limitations.

    It brings some peace of mind when I realize that there is meaning in what these difficult cardinal aspects yield which will no doubt bring suffering and fear to some people. Yet there is a hidden (occult) pattern (Neptune’s aspects) that is designed to shift humanity’s values away from individualistic material (and often selfish) values and toward a more unified view of the good life.

    Neptune’s aspects to Pluto, Uranus and Mars (around April 20) are made up of angles that are found in the pentagram (five-pointed star) and represent structures that relate to each other in an orderly synthesis. The energies symbolized by these aspects find their voice through the use of the spiritual will and operate on a higher frequency than the more harsh aspects. I see them manifesting in ways such as when communities come together to help out neighbors who have experienced tragedy. For example Neptune biquintile Mars might provide the community will to improve or transform a neighborhood overwhelmed by crime or neglect from absentee landlords.

    Think of the cardinal cross as the catalyst in a process that will someday produce a kinder, gentler race of humans who care for one another without fearing loss of their own well being.

  150. Lorrie U says:

    Barbk – Your latest post resonates very nicely with the #7 universal year which we are experiencing. Makes a lot to sense!

  151. Noelle says:

    BarbK, I love your posts. You always find a positive and the spiritual. Thank you.

  152. Todd Bennett says:

    Spelling it out, sanctions on Russia could result in a closure of the Strait of Hormuz. That would certainly qualify as an escalation, and make us much more negotiable. Think of it as the nuclear gas price option. Would also explain Obama plummeting in polls, whereas a defensive war usually does not. $7 per gallon gas would get ugly fast.

    In baseball terms, we have bobbled the ball, the runner is going to make first, (take Crimea) and we are about to risk an overthrow which will put him on second.

  153. alex says:

    Texas Election Nov 4, 2014

    Wendy Davis candidate for governor: she stood fast and filibustered the GOP

    Natal Sun @24 Taurus
    2014 Solar Arc Sun @15 Cancer

    Leticia Van de Putte candidate for lieutenant governor: emerging favorite

    Natal Sun @13 Sagittarius
    2014 Solar Arc Sun @13 Aquarius

    2014 Midterm November 4TH Election

    First Impression

    Election Jupiter in Leo

    wan sesquiquadrate (roll with the punches, lessons of)

    Election Mars in Capricorn

    Leticia Van de Putte – SA/Sun, decile, Election Mars in Capricorn

    Aspect Form: wax opposition, decile, wan sesquiquadrate

    2014 SA/Sun @13 Aquarius

    wax opposite

    Election Jupiter in Leo

    2014 SA/Sun @13 Aquarius

    decile (activating aspect)

    Election Mars in Capricorn

    wan sesquiquadrate

    Election Jupiter

    Wendy Davis – SA/Sun, wax decile, Election Jupiter in Leo

    Aspect Form: wax oppostion, decile, wan sesquiquadrate

    Election Mars in Capricorn

    wax opposite

    2014 SA/Sun @15 Cancer

    2014 SA/Sun @15 Cancer

    wax decile (activating aspect)

    Election Jupiter in Leo

    wan sesquiquadrate

    Election Mars in Capricorn

    Decile Aspect


    A Decile occurs when two planets are thirty six degrees apart. A decile is one tenth of a circle.

    Deciles are power and career indicators. They often bring strong technical insights and abilities.

  154. Sharon Katz says:

    Todd, Maybe we are bobbling or overthrowing; on the other hand, I think that Iraning agreeing to close the Straits of Hommuz to support Russia (unless there is some sort of deal that they go to war with us if we go to war with Russia) is a leap. At the same time, I can slowly see (and maybe you all already saw this), alliances tightening among the U.S., Europe, Canada, Israel, maybe some of the other Mideast countries, vs. Russia, China, Iran, India (?), some major countries in S. America. I think the aim of the second group is to get really strong economically so they can squeeze the U.S. & its allies out so that they don’t need us and can do more of what they want.

  155. Helen says:

    Is anybody questioning the engagements we’re in? I suppose you can claim they’re photoshopping these pictures – you decide:

  156. Todd Bennett says:

    This is bad, unspinnably bad.

    First, they rarely give you the whole measure of the issue, so “well below hazardous levels” may be the truth, or it may be different for different people. But there is no way we can positively spin a three year old event being potent enough to land thousands of miles away in “measurable” amounts three years later. And if that is the case here, what becomes of the East and Phillipines? Bad, all bad, and of course, APRIL! Thinking no one should ever name a girl APRIL after looking at our history.

    Strange too, is this would not be the first time, nor second, nor third, the 19th-20 something would bring us issues, so wondering what else other than this square is at play. At any rate, buy bottled water if you visit Seattle.

  157. Venus says:


    What A Find–clear evidence of the USGovt’s illegal-deadly-heart breaking opium production-protection.
    Hope to see these very photos at trial of our elite Govt-Corp- Bankster life – destroying drug lords, PDQ!!!

    Such beautiful fields-eye popping really.

  158. alex says:

    well constructed presentation good for all ages:

    Climate Change 101 by Bill Nye

  159. SarahG says:

    Changing values is a driver of change leading to questions about the very foundations of our culture, our government, our laws, etc., the very flesh and bones of our existence and relationship to this planet. Martin saw it –

    “A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies. … A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. With righteous indignation, it will look across the seas and see individual capitalists of the West investing huge sums of money in Asia, Africa, and South America, only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries, and say, “This is not just.” It will look at our alliance with the landed gentry of South America and say, “This is not just.” The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just.”
    ? Martin Luther King Jr.

  160. Helen says:

    Venus – my brother-in-law is an emergency room physician and I asked him if heroin is a problem – BIG ONE, he said – and this is in Indianapolis.

  161. will says:

    Foolishness or Fraud? Bogus Science at NCCAM

    Posted by Ben Kavoussi on June 8, 2012 (67 Comments)

    Voodoo science is a sort of background noise, annoying but rarely rising to a level that seriously interferes with genuine scientific discourse… The more serious threat is to the public, which is not often in a position to judge which claims are real and which are voodoo. Those who are fortunate enough to have chosen science as a career have an obligation to inform the public about voodoo science.

    – Robert L. Park, PhD, 20001

    Imagine you are an ordinary person with limited knowledge of science and medicine, and you see this 2010 video on tai chi and qi gong by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) — one of the agencies that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH). I am certain that the solemn voice of the Director of NCCAM, Dr. Josephine Briggs, talking about “rigorous scientific research” and “accurate, authoritative information on complementary and alternative medicine,” will leave you with a strong sense of confidence in her message.

    In addition, despite the fine-print and the disclaimer, the appearance of Dr. Briggs in the video could be broadly viewed as a sign of tacit endorsement. Often, the very fact that a treatment is associated with the government is already a de facto stamp of approval and a warranty of efficacy. For instance, the publication below by the California Department of Consumer Affairs states that the NIH formally “endorses” acupuncture, simply because in 1997, a panel of scientists assessed its use and effectiveness for a variety of conditions. Since 1997 the scientific review of acupuncture by NIH has become synonymous with its endorsement, despite the fact that as a federal research agency, the NIH does not endorse any product, service, or treatment.

    In October 26, 2011, a few weeks after Steve Jobs’ death, Josephine Briggs decided to do something she has never done before: she put an explicit disclaimer on her blog:

    When making treatment decisions, unproven “alternative medicine” approaches should not replace conventional medical care approaches known to be useful or helpful. Simply put, the evidence is not there (emphasis added).2

    Three paragraphs down the page, she goes on — with a candor rarely seen from her — that given the recent news about Steve Jobs’ choices for cancer treatment, all health decisions “should be guided by the best available evidence.”

    If you recall, Jobs put off surgery in favor of juice fasts, cleansing, acupuncture, herbal medicine and other remedies he found online. Job’s biographer, Walter Isaacson, writes that he also followed a doctor who ran an alternative medicine clinic.3 Obviously, Dr. Briggs’ new-found skepticism did not get to him on-time.

    Josephine Briggs’ sudden confession actually raises more questions than answers: did she have an enlightenment, an “Aha moment” in October 2011, and she suddenly realized that the evidence was not there? Or perhaps she knew all along, and while her institute was spending over $2 billion of US taxpayers’ money, she conveniently looked the other way? The question is pertinent because — despite the overwhelming criticism from the scientific community — Briggs and her staff have refused to admit that most research in alternative medicine is a reprehensible waste of public funds. If she has willingly looked the other way, then we are dealing here with bad faith and the betrayal of the public’s trust.


  162. alex says:


    we grew “common garden poppy” in our flower garden when I was a kid; and Polish poppyseed roll (Makowiec)was a standard yummy dessert for special holiday occasions;

  163. alex says:

    and nutritional poppy seed oil

    ( what countries grow poppies for medical use morphine production?)

  164. alex says:

    geeze…… childhood food memories ( I missed an opportunity to photograph special holiday dessert foods, and interview the bakers/cooks in order to make dessert coffeetable cook book when I was teenager… it was something I thought about doing because in my region we had the greatest greek, polish, italian excellent bakers who took special pride in making the most incredible delicious foods as holiday gifts among friends and family; it would have been a great project )O

  165. Helen says:

    Will – scientific medical research is all well and fine (when issued independent labs – not industry funded). Seems a bit problematic when translated into real world applications:

  166. will says:


    We are on different pages and separate issues. My post is about faux medicine and pseudo-health science. Hospitals and their legendary mismanagement is a whole different ball game.

  167. Venus says:


    Another good independant medical reference: “Death by Modern Medicine” by Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD.

    Here are a few customer reviews.

    As Paul McCartney recently said at his Chicago concert: “The last time i was here everyone was on drugs–now everyone is on prescription medication.”

    Plus, the only known cure for the deadly hospital infection -MERS- is colloidal silver e.g. Sovereign Silver.

  168. alex says:

    Personal Sensitive Points – Auxiliary Angles

    2 resources for: (I can only post two url’s per comment box) in next comment box I’ll post chart image (it is upthread too) of downed Flight 370 – it has notations for Auxiliary Angles using abbreviations I’m not familar with:

    Pd @10 Sagittarius – (Po @10 Gemini)

    it is ‘Pd’ that I don’t recognize – does anyone have interest in auxiliary angles for Flight 370?

  169. Venus says:


    Thank You for researching benefits of ‘fully formed’ poppy seeds. A mis-used creation that beautiful must
    have another side.
    Wish i had grown up in your delicious neighborhood.

    How are you feeling these days?

  170. alex says:

    This url is very hard to find ( other astrologer’s research for this online and could not find…. Munkasey original essay )

    The Personal Sensitive Points (PSPs) of Astrology
    Michael Munkasey, (C) 1995

    in flight 370 on what is the ASC is the ‘Pd’ abbreviation, I’d expect the ‘d’ stands for descendant, and this is what I find confusing…. does it make sense to any other interested parties?

  171. starlight says:

    This is a very interesting discussion of the financial costs to Russia of taking on Crimea. I an beginning to think of this as Putin’s Iraq: going in full of bluster only to be slowly and painfully bled into weakness.

    Ever since Ukraine became a sovereign nation in 1991, Crimea has received more subsidies from the central government than it pays in taxes, and that would probably continue on Moscow’s tab. Russian levels of social spending are higher than Ukraine’s, and economists predict that Moscow may have to pay about $3 billion a year to support the region. On Friday, Russia committed to at least $1 billion for the upcoming year, even without annexation.

    Crimea receives nearly all its electricity and drinking water from Ukraine, and Russia will need to build new infrastructure — including a long-planned bridge — to link Crimea directly to the Russian mainland. Until that is complete, it will have to pay Ukraine for the utilities.

    An analysis done by Russia’s Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper suggested that absorbing Crimea might cost Russia $20 billion during the next three years.

  172. alex says:


    I grew up in what was then known as ‘suburbs’ the houses in the area were sub-divisions of what was once a large large farm, the original owner-farmer lived next door to our family home… he and his wife maintained veg gardens and flower gardens for their personal use; they continued making apple cider every year and sold it commercially from their apple grove, barn had Clydesdale horses ….

    our family got a gardening ‘bug’ from them and we had a small flower garden with lots of varieties… as a child I luv-ed bugs, praying mantis, japanese beetles, all kinds of spinders (yikes) tree toads etc etc; they all came around the gardens; the entire sub-divided housing development still had quite a lot of ‘wild’ trees and fields as opposed to domestic plantings….

    we could roam anywhere and get all the bug bites, scratches and rashes we wanted :-); the signal to come home in the late afternoon was a large bell that my mother rang for dinner;

    if I had been a photographer en·thu·si·ast back then as a child I would have had prized and amazing photos to carry forward those experiences…

  173. Venus says:


    WoW! I can see it, feel it and taste the organic cider from your description … hope you rode the magnificent Clydesdales:)

  174. alex says:


    we were allowed to pet and feed them; they had been the farmer’s work horses and plowed his fields, riding them was not an option besides they towered over us; they weren’t accustomed to having a rider don’t think it would have been safe for adult or kid…. they had huge hooves… we use to go over and watch the blacksmith shoe them… it was an ‘event’ we looked forward to;

  175. Sharon Katz says:

    Alex, I, too, grew up in an ethnic area (not a beautiful country location but a small town that has some beautiful parks and also, industry). My boyfriend’s family was Polish and I sure remember the delicious poppy-seed cakes, the plum dumplings, the Kielbasa (although I’m now mostly vegatarian), the home-made friend donuts they served on Halloween! Not all are necessarily Polish food but just a family tradition for a family that loved to make food part of their special occasions…they still make the donuts. I was also surrounded by great Italian food, mainly at the little storefront places, kiosks, and restaurants, but also at friends’ homes. I am of Eastern Jewish heritage and we have our specialty foods, too…it took me years to appreciate them, though.

  176. Helen says:

    Not really, Will: bad drug effects (and combinations) are included in hospital statistics. Or we could drop the hospital angle and just talk about bad drugs. Alternative therapies have helped me tremendously…but when double-blind studies are done by universities funded by industry, one is getting the ‘junk science’ putting us in harm’s way as it is now. The German state sanctions homeopathy as a therapy: certainly they would have ‘vetted’ it.

    More than hospital mismanagment when the FDA has a black box warning on Cipro and this is the only antibiotic the doctor is ready or can give (shortages on others):

  177. Suzy says:

    Reply To:

    ArtCulturePeace @ post on
    March 14, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Aloha All, again…in these amazing times.

    Upstream, so many intriguing, informative, provocative posts/links. Much appreciated, Mahalo, as always to everyone! For now, too many to respond to, engage with…
    “When Mars is Retrograde do not initiate war, as you will lose…”~Lynn Koiner via *Jerry

    I’ve wondered about that being part of what we will be seeing in the next years with what Starlight has seen in the USA Charts.

    I’m reminded that Victoria Nuland (our State Dept. Rep) was in Kiev shortly before the overthrow of the Ukrainian Parliment handing out cookies to the protestors and John McCain was there just before her posing for a photo op with the neo-nazi wing of the Svoboda Party.

    Also, the intercepted phone call between Nuland where she said an expletive about the EU Representatives and predicted that her friend “Yats” would be the one to lead the Ukraine after the overthrow. And it came to pass that what Nuland (married to a leading Neo-Con)was correct. So if US State Department Rep was over in Ukraine giving cookies to protesters and US Senator is there posing with disruptive neo-nazi’s who are a wing of the party that now is running the Ukraine–that would seem to say that US really started this by influencing protesters to destabilize Ukraine. And, President Obama welcomed “Yats” (Yatsenyuk) to the White House when he in fact helped throw out the democratically Elected Head of Ukraine Parliament in what many call a “Coup.”

    No one here has mentioned that Russia has military bases in Crimea (by agreement)and their Black Fleet of ships in the waters off the Crimea. This is Russia defending their military bases which any country would do. And, indeed, we in the USA have done with Cuban Missile Crisis.

    If this is the kind of foreign policy that we are still engaged in (having not learned from our interventions Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and South America for decades) then it might well mean that if there is a war coming in Ukraine with Russian intervention–our hands are not clean and we may well end up the losers.

    It’s a dark thought…but, astrologically it might be part of what we will have to face.

    I wonder if anyone else has any thoughts about our past US “interventions” being part of the “transformations” coming so fast and furious in the coming months and years?

  178. Apple says:

    Suzy – You’ve written a compelling argument and it’s one I also happen to agree with. Most pieces written about Russia’s response to the overthrow or “coup” never mention that they have an important warm water Naval base in Crimea. As you say, the US would do much the same thing to protect it’s position.

    You ask about past US interventions and I am reminded that Bush told us to expect an Arab “Spring.” Iraq, Libya, Syria, Egypt (though the US gov’t was not happy with the way Democracy worked out there), perhaps even Algeria – I think all were fostered and financed by the US and its allies. The language used by all our politicians, State Dept, etc., is exactly the same each time. A short video of Wesley Clark describing his experience at the Pentagon two weeks after 911 is illuminating: I think Ukraine, while not on the original list, was an opportunity not to be missed in order to get to Russia.

  179. alex says:

    Sharon Katz

    continued – tradition for families that loved to make food part of their special occasions

    I’m familar with those too (plum dumplings, Kielbasa, home-made friend donuts)

    the various ethnic traditions celebrated with their artisan recipes; even as a kid I was impressed how they were crafted with such perfection;

    I was especially attached to the cornucopia of home made nourishing food exchanged at the holidays because my mother was not particularly good at cooking; she didn’t have the talent to produce memorable meals; by the time I was near grown she got the hang of making a few dishes, eventually picking up a knack for a couple of desserts and developed the flair for making good german chocolate cake with coconut and nuts;

    that was the deal I made friends with kids whose mother’s were great cooks otherwise it was bland-city at my house :-)

  180. Sharon Katz says:

    My mom was a not-bad cook…basic meat (meatloaf, brisket), chicken, potatoes, matzah ball soup, kugels (potatoe, noodle, matza meal), kasha varnishkas. Lots of TV dinners and fish & frozen french fries in front of the TV on a TV table for me (but I liked it). She made a “mean” Hungarian goolash with beef, green peppers, potatoes, onions, tomatoes (or tomato paste, not sure), but she didn’t bake. My friend’s mother made toll house cookies regularly – I was so envious! OK, back to political astrology!

  181. alex says:


    I still love kasha varnishkas ha!

    who is writing political astrology :-)

  182. thrasybulus says:

    I agree with you that Iran would only agree to close the Strait of Hormuz if they were actually willing to go to war with USA. That said, the two quatrains of Nostradamus that I mentioned up thread I equate with two other quatrains that mention specific locations of naval battles;

    Century 2 Quatrain 86
    Wreck for the fleet near the Adriatc Sea:
    The land trembles stirred up upon the air placed on land:
    Egypt trembles Mahometan increase,
    The Herald surrendering himself is appointed to cry out.

    Century 6 Quatrain 44
    By night the Rainbow will appear for Nantes,
    By marine arts they will stir up rain:
    In the Gulf of Arabia a great fleet will plunge to the bottom,
    In Saxony a monster born of a bear and a sow.

    Century 6 sees a great fleet being sunk in the Arabian Gulf – what we know as the Persian Gulf.

    Both quatrains seem to have one line describing the manipulation of weather which goes to the theme of “drizzle” that I mentioned earlier as a connecting theme that coincides with naval defeats to Western powers if you take my premise that the quatrains are interconnected. Another quatrain seems to clarify events even more;

    Century 4 Quatrain 15
    From where they will think to make famine come,
    From there will come the surfeit:
    The eye of the sea through canine greed
    For the one the other will give oil and wheat.

    The first line here shows that weather manipulation goes beyond simply rainmaking and that this manipulation is used without full knowledge of the consequences.

    The third line is interesting and has been applied to submarine warfare, the “eye of the sea” being a periscope and subs, like canines are most effective in packs. Iran’s navy is almost entirely of mini-subs.

  183. thrasybulus says:

    If I may impose on Nancy’s readers a little more, there is another quatrain that I believe further clarifies events at the risk of confirming my nut-job status among many of you.

    Century 2 Quatrain 5
    That which is enclosed in iron and letter in a fish’
    Out will go one who will then make war,
    He will have his fleet well rowed by sea,
    Appearing near Latin land.

    Line one describes a submarine, an iron fish in which can carry something as delicate as a letter. Line 2 is self-explanatory.

    Line 4 connects to the naval battle in Century 2 Quatrain 6 “near the Adriatic” as Italy would most definitely fit the description of Latin land. Its eastern border is the Adriatic Sea.

    Line 3; “He will have his fleet well rowed by sea.” Did not Iran sent its first ever flotilla headed for the Atlantic Ocean in January, I believe. Its route was to be via Suez Canal through the Mediteranean. And another small fleet around the Cape of Good Hope towards American waters later? Though I may have conflated the two.

    So I hope everyone sees at least why I say the quatrains are connected even if my interpretations and/or timing of them is off.

  184. alex says:

    I think I understand Pd (polar descendant) in the Flight 370 chart but? I’ll give it a day or two (looking at the map helps)

    Malaysia is near the equator: therefore

    POLAR ELEVATION: is the height of the pole of any given place above the Horizon and is the equivalent of that place’s LATITUDE
    or Angular distance from the Equator.

    The elevation of the pole or Descendant, is relative to the north or south place for which a map is erected.

  185. will says:


    We will have to agree to disagree.

  186. alex says:

    downed Malaysia Flight 370:

    AX/VX @22 Virgo (22 Pisces)


    USA Neptune @22 Virgo

    The Anti Vertex/Vertex (Ax/Vx) is a significant nodal point on the same level with the MidHeaven and the Ascendant. (connection and relationship to the world, important connections are made)

    downed Flight 370 brings to Malaysia the expertise of American
    avionics and forensic aeronautical technology as never before;

  187. Sharon Katz says:

    You know that whole area is pretty earthquake prone, too, thrasybulus.

  188. thrasybulus says:

    Yes Sharon, earthquakes are very much a part of Nostradamus’ scenario and that quatrain implies the earthquake he sees is induced by “air placed on land.”

    I posted a while back a couple of quatrains relating to what I interpreted as project HAARP being a part of the weather control/warfare and they “connect” to Century 2 Quatrain 86 “The land trembles stirred up upon the air placed on land,” as HAARP uses low-frequency radio waves to heat the atmosphere as well as bouncing those waves off the atmosphere into the earth as a type of deep penetrating radar.

    This quatrain also connects to;

    Century 3 Quatrain 44
    When the animal domesticated by man
    After great pains and leaps wil come to speak:
    The lightning to the virgin will be very harmful,
    Taken from earth and suspended in the air.

    I equate the “virgin” as Mother Earth but Nostradamus uses anagrams and the changing of a letter to create multiple interpretations. Here the French for virgin is “vierge”, but “verge” means “rod” giving the translation of the lightning rod will be very harmful.

    Also “verger” means “orchard” and if you go the wikipedia to see pictures of project HAARP you will see what looks like a orchrd of lightning rods.

  189. thrasybulus says:

    I should have told you that my view of the first two lines in the above quatrain are of man’s discovery of radio which of course ties it even more remarkably to HAARP.

  190. alex says:

    Thxs for asking, I’m feeling ok today

  191. Suzy says:

    @Apple…@your reply:

    The language used by all our politicians, State Dept, etc., is exactly the same each time. A short video of Wesley Clark describing his experience at the Pentagon two weeks after 911 is illuminating: I think Ukraine, while not on the original list, was an opportunity not to be missed in order to get to Russia.


    That video from former General Wes Clark was remembering that time.

    Agree that this latest over Ukraine seems like “been There…Done That…” all over again!

    It’s much more complicated than what I’m reading here in the thread about how “Starlights” predictions going back awhile that America’s Power would be diminishing in coming years fits in with what’s going on now and over the next few years.

    Thanks for that video…!

  192. Lorrie U says:

    Helen – We’ve had this discussion here re. alternative therapies in the past and have concluded it’s best to just agree to disagree. I’ve studied, practiced and experienced alternative medicine for 30 years and know that without it, I would be in my grave. Acupuncture and Chinese meds have especially saved me, but some people will never be open to it.

  193. Lorrie U says:

    Alex and Sharon Katz – You’re making me jealous…and hungry. Grew up in NY and went to many ethnic weddings and so enjoyed the food and cultures but never experienced it like you did. What great memories to have!

  194. Lorrie U says:

    Alex – Do you really think the plane has been “downed?” What would the purpose be to go to all the trouble to shut off systems and avoid detection only to crash the plane? If one is going to capture or divert a huge aircraft, there must be an agenda behind it. I think Barbk said something about info coming to light around the 24th?

  195. alex says:


    You missed my comment post about my mother’s cooking :-) the ethnic dishes were special from holidays gift exchanges between families; memorable but singular events; everyday fare was canned vegetables warmed up next to the main entree; I think I was a natural vegetarian as a child hated to be feed meat; as soon as I left my parents household I became a vegetarian ( and stayed one for many decades; much later I decided to take a different moderation approach; to this day I still only on occasion have chicken or fish)

    at one point as kid, after I recovered from serious strep infection, I became anorexic (it wasn’t much understood in those days) I was five or six years old: I literally hated food especially my mother’s food; I would excuse myself and flush whatever I could carry away from the table in a napkin, or feed the family dog under the table to get rid of it; I would sit over a plate of eggs served at breakfast ( warned “you’ll stay there until you eat them” ) which I did sometimes staring at the cold eggs all day long… I would not eat;

    I have pictures of myself in clothes that showed my arms and legs; I looked like a skeleton I had bone/stick thin limbs; there are some strep infections that trigger the anorexic brain response … more than a year went by before I eventually came out of it;

    like you I have used alternative medicine ( and allopathic ) all my adult life and I would not be here without them!

    on another note: I haven’t a clue what happened to Flight 370 but I do know we aren’t getting the truth we usually don’t; I’m concerned that these international affairs are sucking the oxygen out of the public dialogue-time when we are facing the all important November elections; this is serious business…. the Koch/GOP want the Senate and if they get it they get the majority there they it is going to be the last straw that breaks the back of American democracy…

    the international aggression causes anxiety in the US population; that state of mind in American public influences uncertain /or/afraid voters to lean toward authoritarian knee-jerk Koch/GOP;

  196. Todd Bennett says:

    Most likely later today the world will learn of an agreement that cements in place the position of the U.S. as a deal maker and not a policy dictator. For the old, and grizzled, this will represent a stunning loss, a massive failure of diplomacy and a lack of courage, of course, because black man though they won’t admit it.

    For the younger ones, it will mean that we can once again breathe normally, free from a worry of cataclysmic escalation, moving forward as a people that are focused on being partners in the world, and rebuilding our own infrastructure. The Eagle, after nearly 100 continuous years of extended claws, is taking a rest, and retracting. And though someday it may be called upon again to once again swoop in and save the day, for now it needs to rest. A generation of malcontents and curmudgeons may have its pride hurt, but for millions of Americans like me, I will trade a mushroom cloud for a bruised ego.

    For those too, that compare Obama in the negative to JFK, one word, Turkey. He too traded and he too negotiated, no matter what the media, then a lapdog, did to promote his manhood. In the end reasonable people do negotiate and they do make deals. To consider the possibility that someone like McCain came within an election of winning and being in this spot is a shuddering thought. A good leader must have the courage to fire a weapon, and the wisdom to know when it needs not fired. A foolish leader will think his bravado will mask his stupidity. Let us hope we never again mistake balls for brains.

  197. Todd Bennett says:

    Awaiting White House confirmation of preliminary agreement.

  198. starlight says:

    Ditto on what Todd said above:

    The Eagle, after nearly 100 continuous years of extended claws, is taking a rest, and retracting. And though someday it may be called upon again to once again swoop in and save the day, for now it needs to rest. A generation of malcontents and curmudgeons may have its pride hurt, but for millions of Americans like me, I will trade a mushroom cloud for a bruised ego.

  199. clymela box says:

    Alex-I really couldn’t deal with the chart you offered us yesterday-I am growing very mature, almost 67,and find myself tethered to tradition as I learned decades past; HOWEVER,I just lit up when I noticed the Neptune placement. Regardless of whatever I will gather from the ball of yarn that the printed chart presents that Neptune says to me that we have been fooled.WOW-I know I am going on too long but Neptune,Chiron,Sun? I wonder if we will ever understand why.By the way the ball of yarn was the starcosmosmysticworlds. chart and i saw the hopelessness of ever knowing when I viewed the old-fashioned chart with that crowded 4th house. Thank you for the leads into the “new” stuff-I will enjoy days of reading and tinkering.

  200. alex says:

    clymela box

    the first time I found the chart resource ‘top synergy’ I had the same reaction…. so many glyphs I didn’t recognize; I practice working with planet aspects to the transneptunes to learn about them;

    re: starcosmosmysticworlds chart

    I don’t recognize some of the glyphs in this chart yet;

    4TH house I’m not sure what is @11 Pisces ( I’ll keep looking for that glyph and eventually I’ll find it – it may turn out to be something I already know about but has alternative glyphs in the public domain that I have not seen before)

    the aries point is embodied in the 4TH house and I have to review what Vp @00Aries is and what it means….

    I usually keep this
    handy for the basic transneptune glyphs when I work on these kinds of detailed charts;

  201. alex says:

    continued: glyphs

    the following url has glyphs that are not similar to some in the Uranian Institute glyph table but I’m including it because it has glyph for SEDNA ( from yesterday’s full moon chart )

  202. alex says:

    March 16, 2014 : Full Moon

    March 16, 2014-Full Moon in Virgo

    Virgo brings us simplicity and focus. This is an excellent Full Moon for releasing and cleansing rituals.

  203. alex says:

    continued – Malaysia Flight 370 ( Lorrie I won’t call it the ‘downed flight)

    Malaysia Flight 370 Chart

    The Vertex and Critical Events

    Malaysia Flight 370 – VERTEX

    Vertex @22 Pisces & Sun @17 Pisces

    (key People, risk takers, in the spotlight)

  204. Jerry says:


    “……The Russian and Ukrainian governments revealed on Sunday that they established a “peace treaty” until March 21, at which point the Russian government demands that Ukrainian troops evacuate the peninsula. Ukraine joined much of the Western World when they declared that Sunday’s snap referendum was illegitimate. They are refusing to evacuate their troops from a territory they continue to claim, setting up a military standoff that could result in armed conflict by the end of the week.”

    Excerpt from the following news article:

    War Looms as Ukraine Refuses to Comply with Russian Ultimatum

    What is extraordinary about this March 21 deadline is that it falls within 4 hours of the Aries Spring Equinox drawn up for Moscow, Russia. Here’s the chart as it appears in this thread:

  205. starlight says:

    Something that should concern us: The Moon in Libra today, March 17, and in Cancer on March 10 was at both times very close in degree to the Jupiter/Uranus/Pluto T-square. These configurations both caused earthquakes in California, although not big enough to cause damage.

    One possibility for the coming post-solstice planetary configurations is another earthquake but on a larger and more dangerous scale. I am not predicting this so much as adding it to the list of possibilities that we are already concerned about.

  206. Lorrie U says:

    Alex – I think we had the same mother. I was forced to eat something even if it was making me gag, like slimey, runny eggs. She was a terrible cook, except she made the best apple pies! Go figure. Spent a lot of time on the floor or outside till way past bedtime “until I ate it.” I learned many of the same tricks as you did, except we didn’t have a dog. Got caught a few times. Only good food growing up was at my German grandmother’s, where I would eat like there was no tomorrow. Bet it made her feel good. That’s why I loved ethnic food when I became exposed to it.

  207. alex says:


    their food profile makes us sisters-by-another mother :-)

  208. barbk says:

    Hey alex, you make a good point about the oxygen being “sucked out” of public dialogue time due to interest in international affairs. The purpose (IMO) in this is to flex the public’s imagination muscles, rather like a good mystery novel would.

    Yesterday’s full moon featured the Sun’s prolonged yod apex function as it exacted a quincunx to Mars, part of the other side of the yod consisting of the sextile between Pallas in Leo and Mars, north node, Vesta and Ceres in Libra-Scorpio.

    Today the Sun (symbol of consciousness) exacted his quincunx with Pallas that has manifested (at least on CNN) as painstaking review (Pallas in retrograde) of Flight 370’s path (as it is understood) after takeoff. Tomorrow (Tuesday) and early Wednesday the Sun will quincunx the north node, and later Sun will quincunx Vesta, also retrograde. Thursday as the Sun crosses the Aries Point it will exact the quincunx with Ceres, also retrograde and complete the yod’s sextile span. This gauntlet run by the Sun serves to stimulate the Public into pondering the possibilities of such things as how a big airplane full of passengers could just disappear.

    Somewhere on an earlier thread I (and others) probably noted that Saturn (status quo) in the missing plane’s takeoff chart was square Atlantis (retro) in Leo opposite Mercury in Aquarius, while Saturn was also opposite Sedna in Taurus. Situated in fixed signs there is little room for give, so each of these planets in each of the 4 signs must be examined ad nauseam, with Saturn seeming to get the lion’s share of the time.

    Since then speedy Mercury has moved on to trine Mars (part of the full moon yod with the Sun in apex), oppose retro Pallas, trine the north node and retro Vesta. Yesterday he crossed out of Aquarius and into Pisces and this morning he trined retrograde Ceres in Scorpio. All this re-hash of thinking (Mercury) about investments (Vesta), who-done-it (Mars), strategies (Pallas) and paths (NN) has been necessary to give some breathing room to the fixed cross between Saturn-Atlantis-Sedna-Mercury as it relates to the missing plane story. Chances are it also relates to the Ukraine story too. Hence the lack of oxygen in public dialogue should soon be restored.

    Thursday, as the Sun completes his gauntlet run of the full moon yod and moves into Aries and Mercury (from the take-off chart) has facilitated discussion among the yod participants (also a feature in the take-off chart with Juno standing in for the Sun at the apex), the dialogue on the November elections should resume full speed.

    In the mean time, the Public has pondered the plight of the sea (Sedna), it’s over dependence on technology (Atlantis), the duplicity of Mercury and the reticence of governments (Saturn) to share (Saturn in Scorpio) needed information to solve problems. I’m assuming it’s part of Neptune’s plan to raise consciousness where it’s needed.

  209. alex says:


    we both appreciate planet waves – good series of chart Flight 370

  210. Lorrie U says:

    Alex – I was having similar thoughts…”siblings by another mother.” Ha!

  211. alex says:

    power struggle over food, kid vs makes a difference!

  212. Jerry says:

    A quick follow-up…..

    I would expect the March 21st Russian ultimatum issued to the Ukraine for it to remove its forces from Crimean territory will have some margin of time to work itself out on the political front.

    What is significant to me is that the Aries Spring Equinox Mars (25 ’15 Libra) coinciding as it does with the Russian deadline will be precisely hit by that 25 ’15 Libra lunar eclipse on April 15th. Will war break out at in mid April? Will NATO forces be involved (NATO has a Moon/Pluto conj. at 25/27 Capr.)? Here’s the April 15th lunar eclipse chart set for Kiev, Ukraine……….

  213. lisam says:

    oops! Guess someone outed himself/herself. For some reason, I always thought that he was a she. Guess the planets are aligned for outings, so think twice before you hit that “post” button. Lol… harm done.

  214. Sharon Katz says:

    And, as St. Patty’s day winds down, a little Irish blessing for you all –

    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    and rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

  215. Jerry says:

    Hi Sarah,

    Off topic, but St. Patty’s Day (March 17th) happens to coincide with this years Indian “festival of Colours” called Holi. Very auspicious……

    And here’s an Irish version of allowing ‘Your True Colors” to shine….

  216. Jerry says:

    Sorry (I meant Sharon)

  217. Helen says:

    From Activistpost/Dutchsinse:

    “March 17, 2014 at approximately 7pm MST a large plume erupted from just west of Carrizozo Volcanic field, White Sands / Area 29 military test range”:

    Open Facebook of Dutchsinse:

  218. SarahG says:

    Has anyone looked at California’s chart?

  219. alex says:

    FYI: Malaysia FLight 370 chart

    the Vp glyph in the 4TH house is “vernal Point” the same thing as “Aries Point” 00 Aries; for some reason the chart maker put them side by side in the 4th house of the chart when only one notation at Zero Aries was sufficient!

  220. alex says:

    North Carolina: Rachel Maddow 3/17/2014

  221. alex says:

    great niece just celebrated her birthday: family dynamics

    she has Natal Sun opposite the Moon like her parent, but in opposite signs;

    her parent has Natal Sun in Capricorn and Natal Moon in Cancer;
    great niece has Natal Sun in Cancer and Natal Moon in Capricorn;

    in family dynamics there is another frequent pattern found; the child of will have same Asc/Des and MD/IC as the parent… this is one thing to check for when rectifying a natal chart; check the parents charts and see if there are these types of patterns and adjust the chart with that and other rectification tools;

  222. alex says:

    2014 Senate Election – Louisiana

    DEM – Senator Mary Landrieu, DOB 11/23/1955, Arlington VA
    Natal Sun @29 SC, Solar Arc Sun 2014 @28 CP

    GOP – Rep. Bill Cassidy, DOB 928/1957, Highland Park IL
    Natal Sun @04 LI, Solar Arc Sun 2014 @01 SG

    The Republican Party of Louisiana launched a 100-stop statewide “Red to the Roots” tour in order to help defeat the re-election bid of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu.

    The tour is being touted by the party as “100 rallies for faith, family and freedom.”

    Obama won comfortably in the four key swing states that produce the most coal: Virginia, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Thanks to a recent boom in cheap natural gas—which has brought with it a boom in domestic manufacturing—coal is a smaller piece of the economy than it once was. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are only 84,000 people employed in the coal-mining industry—a number that just isn’t enough to make a difference in a national election.

    As it happens, the four most vulnerable Senate Democratic incumbents—Sens. Mark Begich of Alaska, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana—don’t hail from major coal-producing states. They do, however, represent states in which natural gas is, or could become, a major part of the economy.

  223. alex says:

    climate change policy & practice

    UN and intergovernmental activities addressing
    global climate change

  224. Jerry says:

    First Ukrainian Soldier Killed As Putin Calls Kiev ‘Mother Of All Russian Cities’

    Anchorage Daily News
    March 18, 2014

    KIEV, Ukraine — Apparent Russian snipers opened fire on Ukrainian troops in Crimea on Tuesday, killing at least one, shortly after Russian President Vladimir Putin officially asked his Parliament to accept Crimea into the Russian Federation.

    The coincidence of the two events was seen in the Ukrainian capital as marking a fundamental change in what had been a bloodless, if aggressive, Russian invasion, occupation and annexation of the Crimean peninsula on the Black Sea.

    Ukrainians, however, were convinced from Putin’s speech to the Russian Duma that the conflict could not remain cold. Many said they found some of Putin’s phrasing chilling, including his statement that “We’re one nation. Kiev is the mother of all Russian cities.”

    They also noted that his proclamation of respect for Ukrainian territorial integrity rings hollow when he has already invaded and taken control of one region, and has an estimated 60,000 troops massing at the shared border.

    Vitali Klitschko, the former world heavyweight champion and a leading member of Ukraine’s Parliament, underscored what many Ukrainians are thinking when he addressed the Russian threat, pointedly using the words “when the Russians invade” instead of “if.”


  225. Lorrie U says:

    Alex – Landrieu #5 year of change/Cassidy #8 year of success. Possibly the republican wins.

  226. Lorrie U says:

    Oops!Christie Port Authority appointees kept campaign manager informed on fallout from GWB

    ( Governor Christie’s top Port Authority appointees were keeping his campaign manager informed about the fallout from the lane closures from their earliest stages, according to documents released today by the George Washington Bridge investigative committee.

    The Port Authority executives each forwarded campaign manager Bill Stepien an email on Sept. 12 – the third day of the closures, which caused huge traffic jams in Fort Lee — from the borough’s mayor, who complained that the closures endangered the public.

  227. Jerry says:

    About ten years ago, an acquaintance of mine who possesses fairly accurate psychic abilities casually mentioned in passing on a number of occasions that something will occur in Kazakhstan that will trigger a world war. Noting its massive strategic oil reserves off the coast of the Caspian Sea, it seemed plausible but given no known conflict in the region, I dismissed it as one possibility among many. Well, all of that has changed in recent days. It’s entirely possible, that Russia, with its leader Mr. Putin at the helm, could take some far reaching bold initiatives in the coming days (see related articles below).

    Kazakhstan achieved independence from the Soviet Union on Dec 16, 1991 Alma Ata at 2 pm local time (from Campion’s Book of World Horoscopes). Tr. Saturn will be conjoining natal Pluto (21 ’35 Scorpio) in mid April. It also has natal Uranus (12 ’46 Capricorn) being squarely hit by the Cardinal Grand Cross square at the same time. Here are the relevant articles….

    After Crimea: Will Kazakhstan be Next in Putin’s Reintegration Project?

    Martha Brill Olcott
    The Global Think Tank Op-Ed
    March 5, 2014

    If unchecked, Russia’s seizure of key objects in Crimea will be the first step in changing the map of Eurasia. Vladimir Putin’s assertion of a need to use military force to protect Russian citizens and the entire “Russian-speaking population” is ominous. It should be read as a warning that Russia’s president wants to reverse what he says are two of the great catastrophes of the twentieth century: the collapse of the Russian Empire and the breakup of the Soviet Union.

    Seeing himself as the “protector” of all Russians, Putin had good reason to be upset by the unfolding developments in Ukraine. The disgraced ally, Viktor Yanukovych, and the revelations of his lavish lifestyle in the global media were embarrassing and raise questions about how other Russian-backed autocrats are spending state funds.


    And more ominously, here’s an editorial published about 9 hours ago………

    Jubilant Putin Urged To Snatch Back Belarus and Kazakhstan As Demonstrations Celebrating Crimea Secession Erupt Across Russia

    Daily Mail
    March 18, 2014

    Russian politicians and media were last night demanding Vladimir Putin go further by grabbing back more former Soviet regions and states.

    The nationalistic frenzy whipped up by the return of Crimea – in defiance of the West – has led to calls on state-run TV for Moscow to take back oil and gas-rich Kazakhstan and authoritarian Belarus as well as more slices of a battered Ukraine, already filleted by the Kremlin.

    Putin was last night riding the crest of an adulatory wave after righting what many Russians see as an historical wrong and reintegrating Crimea and the Black Sea fleet headquarters of Sevastopol back in to Russia after a gap of 60 years.


  228. will says:

    As silly as it is to share, a moment ago in meditation, I had a very solid intuition that the missing plane is going to be found intact with the passengers.

    And of course, I could be filled with cosmic crap.

  229. alex says:


    2014 November elections:

    the Dems are defending 21 Senate seats
    the Koch/GOP/Tea/Libertarian/Neocons are defending 15 seats

    they need 6 turn-over Senate seats to take the majority in the Senate

    Dems in red states are getting hammered and challenged with Koch $ misinformation uping the hatred of OBamacare

    I read somewhere on dkos that Dems need to register and GOTV the people in red states who are being shut out of expanded Medicaid/Obamacare…. since it is their red states that have condemned them to disease and death NO the Dems;

  230. alex says:

    Senate Election November 4, 2014,_2014

    Here are the billboards put up around the country in the red states that have refused to expand Medicaid/Obamacare. It’s a brilliant campaign.

  231. Helen says:

    CNN news story of 2003 of potential asteroid strike on March 21:

  232. alex says:

    Medicaid Boards/ Expanded Medicaid / Obamacare: v. GOP Obstructionists


  233. starlight says:

    Meanwhile, as we worry about the Ukraine crisis, Israel is bombing targets in Syria and al Qaida is pouring into Lebanon.

  234. Noelle says:

    Do any of you astrologers see anything in the foreseeable future that is good news? There seem to be a large number of accidents involving fire whether it’s to homes, cars, airplanes.

    Sorry for whining but I’d just like to see the first signs of spring and some good news along with it.

  235. Sharon Katz says:

    I looked at Landrieu & the other guy’s charts and the Republican had some positive transiting of his north node going on during 11/4/14…I didn’t look the look of that but it prepared me for his possible win. There were also other things that made me think it.

    In reference to Move On’s campaign, did we mention here that Louisiana is suing them regarding their anti-Jindal healthcare policy billboard? Move On has decided to not take it down & fight the lawsuit. I will donate something to them.

    Will, I surely hope your vision was right, Will, as, from some of the evidence, it looks like that’s entirely possible.

  236. Helen says:

    “First the oligarchs came for our economy, and we said nothing.
    Then they came for our government, and again, we said nothing.

    Now, they’ve come for science, and we’re not saying a word.

    Thanks to Republican-backed austerity measures, our nation’s scientific infrastructure has been hit with devastating budget cuts.

    All across America, research labs are shutting their doors, scientists are joining unemployment lines, and potentially life-saving drug trials and research projects are being put on hiatus.

    But have no fear, because the billionaire oligarchs are here.”—First-The-by-Thom-Hartmann-Billionaires_Corporations_Economy_Reaganomics-140318-202.html

  237. Sharon Katz says:

    Sorry for the errors in my post – I some computer viruses with lots of delays and advertising pop-ups right now.