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Showing posts with label Cupid. Show all posts
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Jun 22, 2009

Astrology of Neda, Iran's 'Joan of Arc'

Update Tuesday 6.23.09: Raw Story has some biographical details on the life of Neda Agha-Soltan along with a photo of her lovely, kind face.

Original post begins here:

By now you've heard that a young Iranian woman, Neda, was shot in the heart and killed by a government militia sharpshooter during Saturday's protests in Tehran, a heinous act meant to control the masses by example, one supposes.

A camera phone nearby caught the results of the Iranian government's crackdown and Neda is being called Iran's Joan of Arc with the footage of her death shown round the world bwo Twitter and Facebook.

If you read the above-linked Der Spiegel report you see that the *piercing of Neda's heart occurred local time at 7:05 pm with '14Sag' rising - "The Pyramids and the Sphinx" (Lynda Hill's Cautions for '14Sag': aloofness through perceived superiority; anonymity of the masses); at Midheaven, the Goal Point of any chart is '30Vir' - "Having an Urgent Task to Complete, A Man Doesn't Look to Any Distractions' (actual degree is a 29th degree of crisis; this may refer on one level to the sharpshooter's concentration.)

Also at 29Vir+ is Cupido, which I often complain of for being connected to corporations, The Family, syndicates including crime syndicates, and, in this case, with Cupid, who shoots his arrows into hearts (see Eros mentioned below.)

The How? Point (Ic) then has '30Pisces' - "The Great Stone Face (Being the Projection of the Ideal)", which Dane Rudhyar's Keyword gives as ARCHETYPALIZATION ('Joan of Arc' and 'symbol of the opposition' as Neda has quickly become); Jones says the degree "is self-integrity in its irresistible impact on the course of events."

DESC, the WHERE TO? Point, has '14Gem' upon it, Sabian Symbol "Two People, Living Far Apart, in Telepathic Communication" which relates, I believe, to Twitter and Facebook communications out of Iran to the wider world.

Occurring during a Sun Hour, the Sun, shining brightly bwo the camera phone's flash, is at a crisis degree as well: 29Gem24...'30Gem' - "A Parade of Bathing Beauties Before Large Beach Crowds" which seems to be insignificant other than the reference to large crowds, and the fact that the Sun in a mundane chart signifies the leadership.

But checking with Lynda Hill's book, 360 Degrees of Wisdom, we find that the Cautions Lynda gives for '30Gem' are: using superficialities to win support; giving importance to the issues of appearance; lusting after the unattainable; feeling like merchandise; making superficial judgments, any of which may apply to this cowardly deed - on any or all sides.

In the 6th house of Health is Mercury, planet of young people and communicators like Neda; Mercury is conjunct Midas in the chart of Neda's assassination at '8Gem' - "An Industrial Strike" which Marc Edmund Jones gives as: PROTEST; and by way of explanation, he states that...

"There is here the dignity of a personality which may be exalted but never exploited."

And so, my condolences go out to Neda's family and friends along with a wish that her death be not exploited, yet not be in vain on behalf of the Iranian People who deserve better and fairer treatment from their authoritarian government.

*piercing relates, on one level, to asteroid Eros 15Pis28, opposing authoritative Saturn 15Vir55, and conjunct Fixed Star Achernar, keywords: crisis; end of the river. I have noticed that Eros' (life force) as a piercing of some kind - such as a bullet - is often active in charts of violence; asteroid Pallas, the daughter, is in 8th house of death 8Leo29, and Leo's bodily province is the heart and spine; Neda's father is said to be one of the men in the sad video.

Note on my use of Sabian Symbols for this post: our Western versions, known as the Sabian Symbols - are said to be intuited from ancient Babylonian symbols so I thought it was appropriate to use them here esp since old Persia is modern Iran. Hope this doesn't grump up or ruffle the feathers of any of my online astrological critics, but if it does, I guess that's the way it goes. jc

Apr 1, 2009

Obama abroad: a view from London and Cupid's Love

Der Spiegel has a report on Pres. Obama arriving at 10 Downing Street, London to excited applause on Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

He's being branded the world's best hope or some such nonsense for one mere mortal to handle and definitely the possibility exists of being set up to fail, because no mortal can help but fall off a golden pedestal of exalted praise and admiration!

Still, this little Pandora is hiding a tiny *ray of hope in the dark corner of society's box of ills. Pandora, the asteroid, now traverses the degree range of 10 - 11 Aquarius - between Jupiter 19AQ+ and North Node (path; destiny; forward destination) 6AQ55 which conjuncts or triggers the 'New President' Eclipse of Jan 26, 2009.

The 11 North Series influence includes finding new groups of people to mix with through travel or ideas, and possibly making greater commitments in relationships - Pres. Obama is certainly mixing with a new set of individuals in Europe this week through both travel and ideas...the G20's haughty international crowd of 'global' players. (Eclipse info: Brady's Predictive Astrology.)

Jupiter-NN as a pair is given by Reinhold Ebertin as 'the *Odyle Force of Baron von Reichenbach' which he researched so diligently under the moon's rays attempting to understand the elusive flow of life force in the living organism.

You may wish to view the anatomy of a fanciful representation of the Odyle Force in human form here or skip ahead to the completed version of my drawing Odyle Aura, if you dare.

Another life-force-infused myth of similar flavor is that of the Greek myth of Eros (Roman,Cupid.)

'Eros' in Astrology may be used in love matters, of course, and eroticism, but its 'love at first sight' association - and shooting arrow - adds a piercing quality to the asteroid's meaning when prominent in a chart - and with all that the word may imply in working with Mundane Astrology.

(Even the all-seeing-eye at apex (top) of the 13-step pyramid (on back of a soon-to-disappear, they say) US dollar may be of an Eros turn of glance.)

But speaking of love, I want to mention that I enjoyed the new TV program last evening, Cupid - and am sending its creators kudos for the cool premise and fun plot line!

As for the G20 Summit this week, my sincere hope is that our president is mixing with new groups and making commitments as much on behalf of the American people's best interests as he purports himself to be...yet without ignoring the interests of the rest of the world.

Sheesh, now I'm at it, too - over-expectations!


*Alan Oken gives Moon sextile Jupiter as the ray of hope aspect. And yes, I have it natally. You didn't guess that, did you? jc