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Showing posts with label July 11 2010 Solar Eclipse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label July 11 2010 Solar Eclipse. Show all posts

Jul 17, 2010

Quake hits DC but Obama doesn't 'feel it' (an astro-peek)

When asked, President Obama said he 'didn't feel' the quake Friday morning yet some in DC definitely did feel it.

The LAT published a feature on the 3.6-magnitude earthquake that shook parts of Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and Delaware on Friday July 16, 2010 @ 5:04 am edt according to a lady near Gaithersburg MD, the center of the action.

And this, coming a mere 4 days after CNN/Money Magazine again named the town a 'Best City' so I guess this shows that pride can indeed come before an earthquake wakes you up way early in the morning and leaves you wondering what just happened.

Well, if you're the type to look for synchronicities, you might be wondering if politically, those in the White House should have felt it especially with November midterms 2010 coming up. Or perhaps should I say, admitted to feeling it.

Mr. Obama's scheduled 'run for it' weekend vacation with the family unit is certainly not seen by this reluctant astrologer as in any way connected to what a quake-feeler in MD described as "really loud" and "like a plane flying really low."

If on another level Air Force One is flying really low these days it is to be expected. The Gibbs-on-Meet-the-Press brouhaha of this last week seemed on the vicious, if threadbare, side but the BOP (Big Oil Party) made the most of it. Yes, I like that nickname for them. It fits, yet we mustn't leave out Big Oil's Dem donation recipients including the President.

On MTP last Sunday, Mr. Gibbs said that there were enough seats in play for the GOP to gain control, not that they would, but that (in other words) it is mathematically possible. At least, that's what I heard him say as it was broadcasted. A red herring, perhaps, but there it is. Follow its fishy scent to the exclusion of more important matters and events, if you wish, yet it's all political theater, dahlink.

An Astro-Peek at the DC/MD Quake of July 16, 2010

With 11Can57 @ ASC (July 16, 2010 5:04 am edt White House) and South Node rising (a Saturnian point of separation which so recently conjoined US natal Sun and thus, caused problems for Mr. Obama as 'the leader') we may also expect that the July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse @ 19Can24 (which is also rising in the quake chart) to have a connection to the experience of an earhtquake since quakes and other natural disasters are often heralded by eclipses (as noted through the cneturies; a tragic example for the people of China is the Solar Eclipse of August 1, 2008 occurring at the start of the Beijing Olympics, with George Bush in attendance.)

After all, the time of a quake 'marks' a specific moment in time for we may set up a horoscope when then acts as a transit chart if nothing else - a snapshot of a moment in time for a particular location.

It's an Hour of Venus yet the chart-ruler is the 4th house angular Moon 26Vir48 (Virgo, an earth sign) with Mars 21Vir50 angular from the 3rd house (the neighborhood); Saturn, ruler of soil and tectonic plates, is at a critical degree: 29Vir36 in 4th house. The trio of Mars, Moon, and Saturn are indicative of heat, movement, fluctuating conditions, and pressure in the earth.

Chart-ruler Moon makes six applying aspects in the Quake chart and all I can do at this moment is list them chronologically for you:

1. semisquare Mercury 12Leo15, 2nd house, 0A27, conjunct Mr. Obama's natal Sun);
2. incojunct Neptune 28AQ11 Rx, 9th house, 1A23; Neptune is still within orb of most positions for US natal Moon (we-the-people if you use July 4, 1776 with n Moon in the 18AQ - 28AQ range);
3. conjunct Saturn 2A48;
4. opposite Uranus 00Ari33 Rx, 3A45 (associated with sudden natural events and disruptions), 3A45;
5. opposite Jupiter 6A31;
6. square Pluto 3Cap36 Rx in 6th house with NN 11Cap54, 6A48.

There may be aftershocks for up to approximately two weeks which may well be described in the Quake chart by the Moon's applying aspects which give a sort of timeframe. Ex: '6A48' can show 6+ seconds, minutes, days, weeks, etc. Potentially, Luna's symbolic conjunction with Saturn @ 2:48 and almost simultaneous opposition to Uranus are the last of the aftershock considerations within the timeframe of this chart, we hope.

And the Quake Moon actually joins in with the difficult Cardinal T-Square energies but not at precise degrees, for opposing Jupiter 3Ar19 and Uranus 00Ari33 Rx, both in 10th house and both relating to large events of a scientific, traveling, or lucky break nature (a brief respite in Maine for the Obamas?), testifies as to the 'mild' nature of the July 16 quake.

Both Jupiter and Uranus are ruled by an angular, incendiary Mars; Saturn may be considered angular as well so we have not one nor two, but three bodies which when angular can lead to big events and sudden manifestations. And when Mars and Saturn enter Cardinal Libra, the fur (political, social, physical, legal) may really begin to fly as their square to Pluto blocks - or perhaps blindsides - their energies; Pluto is in his ongoing transits of US natal Venus and natal Jupiter - personally, if I were involved closely in the stand-off Cardinal T-Square affecting world governments and populations, I'd flee far away, too, if I could.

Well, here we have a particular location - the White House - the construction of which must be braced up and lined extremely well not to have allowed its inhabitants to notice a 3.6-magnitude quake that reportedly jolted some folk from their beds. Maybe someone in the White House was advised not to mention it for its comedic implications abound.

President Obama's Mars Return July 17, 2010 w/ Quake Horoscope

An interesting factor for the President is that today, July 17, 2010, has brought him a newly arrived Mars Return (22Vir35; conjunct US natal Neptune), a new cycle of activity which gives a timed horoscope 'good for' Mars' two-year cycle (using BHO's natal chart set for 7:24 pm AHST on August 4, 1961, Honolulu, Hawaii.)

And with Quake Mercury 12Leo15 conjoined the President's natal Sun, it is rather difficult to believe that Mr. President didn't 'feel it' especially being such an aware, astute kind of guy and all. If still abed, it seems like someone would have awakened him from his slumbers. But perhaps he's grumpy in the morning.

So all this stuff causes the sass in me to wonder if an astro-someone advised Mr. Obama to travel elsewhere (leaving the White House yesterday) in order to re-locate his Mars Return 2010 which occurred today, Saturday, @ 11:11:54 am edt in Maine (and in DC)...does re-location result in a more positive chart?

When set for the White House, his Mars Return 2010 shows crisis-degreed Saturn 29Vir42 about to rise (ASC27Vir00); in Maine the ASC degree has entered early Libra so Saturn is just risen (and 'behind' him) leaving Moon 14Lib42 the only inhabitant in the 1st house, a much more fortunate portent; the July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse in 1st house can be either positive, negative, or both but it's flavor is 'things at first seem worse, then clear with successful outcomes'. Could be worse!

However, Mars rises with Fixed Star Denebola, keywords: to go against society; to go against the mainstream, and in Maine ('maine-stream'?) puppetmaster Pluto is conjunct the Foundation of the Matter, the Ic, with US natal Venus and Jupiter at Midheaven.

Jul 9, 2010

Two symbols for the Solar Eclipse of July 11, 2010

Now that the July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse is almost upon us, I've had a chance to check a certain book which has what I consider to be quaint symbols, The 360 Degrees of the Zodiac by Adriano Carelli.

Not every degree has a word picture but all have explanations based on empirical study; the symbols are from start to end of the 360 degr circle, and not keyed to one another as in books on Sabian Symbols such as that by Dane Rudhyar and Marc Edmund Jones. Some people have critiqued Carelli's book for that reason - one symbol doesn't 'lead into' another and the meanings of opposite symbols may have little or nothing to do with another.

Yet I find Carelli's Symbols useful in most cases, quite odd in others, and think that perhaps the July 11 Solar Eclipse @ 19Can24 may be elucidated on some level by considering Carelli'a symbols for '19Can' and '20Can' since the book recommends rounding down to the actual degree sans minute. This suits me since each degree is part of a process, as is life, and one degree 'finishes' as the next comes into being. Ex: a planet's position @ 15Can29 is no less '15' than '16' but is in process of evolving.

Now I won't quote the book in full but will give 'highlights' of both degrees' explanations which may apply in 2010 as best they may, or perhaps you'll discover that they describe certain persons of your acquaintance - or people in the news.

Plus, the July 11 Solar Eclipse carries some hint of crisis because '20Cancer' is a critical, sensitive degree and conjoins Fixed Star,Castor, whose potentials include: writing or creating; sudden fame or loss; crippling of limbs; mental illness; murder (A. Louis, Horary Plain and Simple.)

Click the link above and you'll see that the Eclipse occurs in the 8th house of Shared Resources, Credit, Insurance, Debt, and Transformaton when the chart is set for DC (and it is. This is Stars Over Washington. ;p)

In his book, Mr. Carelli uses classical literature and other chivalrous references which may give a quaintness to the information. Yet he is describing, of course, archetypal images from the Collective Unconscious; 'knights' still exist in 2010 but whether they retain their integrity as they should is quite another question.

Both degrees for the July 11 Solar Eclipse do happen to have word pictures which are the symbols themselves, and I shall quote whomever Carelli quotes in italics while attempting to streamline the rest.

(Note: You may notice that the 1st symbol has an Illuminati flavor; the 2nd symbol reminds me of Sirius in its 'Dog Star' role.)

'19Can' SYMBOL: A renaissance gentlemen, sword and dagger at his side, plays the flute before a book stand on which an ancient illuminated score rests. Other courtiers stand respectfully around.

Though wearing a sword, I am of courteous manners. - Heraldic device to be read on the sword-bearing coat of arms of painter Courtois Bourguignon, still standing on the house where he lived in Rome.

Gallantry in war, civil courage, a great passion and gift for art, a taste for polemics. (...) capable of profound thought, will love books and research and will hold, for all his refinement, a marked sway over others. His is a terribly difficult character. He will be apt to fly off the handle for a trifle; he will be very kind when not aroused, but will frighten everyone when angered.

...a dramatic actor, an opera singer, an orchestra player or conductor.

The parents might be of illustrious descent, even if they do not display their title officially. (Ex: Michaelangelo Buonarroti, degree of Saturn, ruler of his Ascendant.)

'20Can' SYMBOL: A watchdog slumbering at the entrance of an old palace.

Masters is what dogs have. - popular Italian proverb.

The native will never be in want of either a piece of bread or of a roof. Though poor, he has, all considered, an easy life of it. His days are spent in blissful idleness. An easy life, not a dignified one. He cannot even think of being independent; as soon as the old master has gone, he will look for a new one. When kicked, he will whine like a coward and will think nothing of kissing the hands that enslave him.

...nothing weighs so heavily on his shoulders as a personal responsibility or thinking with his own head. Should the master allow him a minimum of authority over others, he will misuse it or at least make a display of it in front of those less well-dressed.

...he wants to be left in peace - that is, idleness...

For his master he has a faithful attachment which is both base and heroic, despicable and moving. A thorough craven, he will boast of his master's valiant deeds; in his own utter poverty, he will brag of his master's wealth.

...hale and hearty, though no great friend of water and soap.

....his poverty is at times the result of a heritage too costly for his income, which it would be wise to waive, though none would dare advise him to do so. A bastard (or a degenerate) scion of a very old lineage, he would die rather than forget it.

As long as mankind stays what it is, policemen, customs officers, sextons, career soldiers, jail wardens, harlots, are all necessary evils. The frontier needs watchdogs, justice needs bloodhounds, and the male needs the female.


For further reading, may I recommend to you a post from March 2009 concerning a horoscope that's good for 100 years? Midpoint pictures of the New Millennium Chart 2001 includes its Pre-Natal Eclipse Series (PE of the 21st century), the 2 South, which manifested on December 25, 2000 @ 4Cap15. This Solar Eclipse time-links by degree and sign to the recent Lunar Eclipse 4Cap46 conjunct Pluto on June 26, 2010.

So from 2000 to 2010, conscious and unconscious material synthesizes as events repeat in similar ways on various levels so they may be dealt with, and I believe this relates to the soon-perfecting opposition between societal planets, Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (restriction.)

Their opposition is the 10-years-later culmination phase ('Full Moon') of their Great Conjunction of May 28, 2000 @ '23Taurus' = "A Jewelry Shop Filled With the Most Magnificent Gems" - when the seeds of our current malaise were planted, and which describes to me the wealth that's now been sucked out of the global economy and into Pluto's dark and selfish lair for Taurus is a practical Earth sign whose shadow side contains greed, possessiveness, intolerance, and prejudice.

Besides relating to the Republican Party (Jup) and Democratic Party (Sat) in US Political Astrology, the orbital dance of Jupiter and Saturn relates to stock markets as well, and it's been 10 years since the clock began ticking on world banking plans of political import - the first half of their cycle has been the up side; now we have 10 years of the down side until their next Great Conjunction of Dec 21, 2020 in Air @ 00AQ29, the current position of US Inaugural Sun (the leader.)

Also in the post, you'll find Rose Lineman's advice on how to achieve karmic progress for eclipses occurring in Capricorn (June 26), ruled by taskmaster, Saturn. And I know this reminds you of the over-spending habits of the populace (Moon) of various nations and their should-have-known-better, ill-coping governments (Pluto in Cap), the bad habits which have brought mankind to the edge of a dizzying financial precipice, 2008 and beyond.

Pluto Draws Near, by yours truly. Mr. Underworld is repped by the little red sphere, upper right. He's small but he's primal.

Jun 22, 2010

Austerity Cuts a Huge Mistake: Pluto in Capricorn

This morning I awoke to BBC's reporting of a morning announcement in London of 'austerity cuts' against the good people of the UK and if some had their way in the US we'd be - and probably will be - on the same make-things-worse road as FDR set us on in 1937.

Why, it's almost as if governments want things worse for the people and aren't trying to 'recover' financial systems at all!

Well, they do if all the sky-falling voices are correct (like mine) and the entire 'collapse' is an orchestrated charade that's intended to collapse the global economy so that totalitarianism can have its way with us and a long-planned one-world-government can be instituted.

Such is transformative Pluto traversing governmental Capricorn as in 1776 when America was founded as the 'new world government' on the block - and now Mr. Hades is destructuring governments again. That nationalist governments must fail is a priority for the power elite's New World Order movers and shakers and if individuals fail in the process, too bad - you're merely collateral damage in the class warfare now being waged.

What's also too bad is that so few citizens of the US and elsewhere have taken seriously the warnings about class warfare putting targets on their backs which have been given to anyone who would listen since (at least) the 90s. Successful propaganda campaigns against such heralds of doom have been used to make 'conspiracy theorists' appear to be wacky and off the mark.

Yet in most cases, we, dear reader, are not. Plus, even wacky folk can be right part of the time. I proudly count myself among their number.

Well, perhaps you caught Paul Krugman's June 19 article That 30s Feeling which agrees that austerity cuts will do more harm than good so here's its link for you, just in case.

And though it's true that Mr. Krugman won't mention anything to you about Pluto, Capricorn, or the tearing down of current forms and institutions to make way for a much-promoted yet already-lamented-by-the-people NWO, it's okay because I just did.

We must remember that that's why the power elite has worked for decades to knit all financial systems into a world network in the first place - so that the financial collapse with its subsequent governmental failures would be global when they get ready to pull the final plug.

Jun 7, 2010

Gemini New Moon conj US natal Mars June 12, 2010

Yes, I'd like to compose an article on the June 12, 2010 New Moon 21Gem which conjoins America's natal Mars, planet of war, strife, quarrels, and action but tomorrow's Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus at Aries Point has fortunately rescued you from the trial!

How can this be through time and space, from me not to you? What beneficial interference could occasion such welcomed relief for a hapless, innocent blog reader such as yourself?

Well, you may wish to thank my friend Depali Desai whose 'New Moon in Gemini' article on her excellent Celestial Space Astrology blog is just in time for June 12 and for nurturing the new seeds of intention you'll hope take root then!

Dipali also writes of the writer's planet, Mercury, and the wing'd messenger's traversal of its own sign, Gemini, so check in with Celestial Space Astrology for more details.

Yet this is a Mundane Astrology blog of sorts attempting to take quick peeks under the hood of Politics so perhaps it would be remiss not to type the transiting midpoint picture potentials for you of June 12's New Moon conjunct the testy, contentious, testosterone-pumped Mars of the USA...

New Moon = n Mars: an urge to bring ideals and wishes to fruition; the realization of joint ventures; energy helping or upsetting relationships; anger; addressing problems; servile awareness in partnership; the drive for fulfillment; becoming more self-reliant; pushing others toward quicker progress (BP? jc); imposing one's will on others; a focus on strength; marriage. (Tyl; Ebertin; Munkasey.)

A note on that last one which relates to the US (Mars) yet dovetails with the Jan 15, 2010 Solar Eclipse 25Cap01 which suggests an important *ceremony or wedding occurring, perhaps a royal one - Princess Victoria of Sweden will be enjoying her royal wedding bash before the end of June - just before the end of the current Eclipse season (with the next Solar Eclipse occurring July 11, 2010 @ 19Can24.)

Thankfully, Sweden's royal wedding will not be held on June 26 when a marriage would have to begin under the rays of a Lunar Eclipse conjunct Pluto which doesn't sound auspicious for beginning new lives together to me.

Fortunately, the royal ceremony is set for June 19, the day when, for about 6 hours, Jupiter and Uranus will make a lovely parallel to one another, a kind of 'sealing the deal' of their Great Conjunction of June 8, 2010 at a World Point 00Ari18!

Plus, maybe the Lunar Eclipse chart set for their wedding's location makes beneficial aspects to the horoscopes of the bride and groom. And yet, as with all Lunar Eclipses, dark secrets are yet to be revealed!


* The Solar Eclipse of Jan 15, 2010 in Capricorn is titled Ceremony Fit for a King by Celeste Teal in her book, Eclipses; Princess Victoria's royal wedding makes Teal's prediction spot-on. jc

Apr 5, 2010

Pluto Rx Station @ 5Cap25 April 6, 2010

Update April 7, 2010: Funk Astrology has an informative article on the Pluto Rx Station which contains links to various astrologers' views on the subject (including this post, but skip it because you're already here.)

Original SO'W post starts now:

The first minute that Pluto enters retrograde condition is on the evening of April 6, 2010 @ 10:34 pm edt, 5 Cap25. Of course, Mr. Underworld, the saboteur with the invisible helmet, is actually stationing on that degree/minute already, with its rather mysterious Sabian Symbol...

'6Cap' = "A Dark Archway and Ten Logs at the Bottom"...THOROUGHNESS...

positive expression: high competence in the interpretation of life's purposes or unusual persistence in employing its ramifying potentials effectively;

negative/unconscious/shadow side: fear of experience and bondage to mystery.

That's from Marc Edmund Jones yet perhaps Dane Rudhyar's analysis fits Washington politics and the new-economic-order type of plutonian puppetmaster even better...

'6Cap' = "Ten Logs Lie under an Archway Leading to Darker Woods"...

'Keynote: the need to complete any undertaking before seeking entrance to whatever is to be found beyond'. Rudyar goes on...

"Number 10 is a symbol of completion; it symbolizes even more the revelation of a new series of activities just ahead. Yet unless the concluded series is brought to some degree of fulfillment, nothing truly significant is likely to be accomplished by a restless reaching out toward the as-yet unknown. Number 10 is a symbol of germination, but the seed (Number 9) must have matured well. No natural process can be accelerated safely beyond certain limits."

(That last has me looking askance at You, Large Hadron Collider. jc)

(This symbol) "establishes a foundation for what will follow. Here man reaches a THRESHOLD on which he may have to pause in order to safeguard his further advance."

Well, Pluto now pauses in what astrologers call a 'station' which occurs when a planet changes to Direct or Rx motion. And the symbol for the degree Pluto will next return to in his backward motion ('5Cap') speaks of warpaths and the 'spirit of conquest'.

At the White House, April 6, 2010, 10:34 pm edt, the rising degree 23Sco21 is ruled by warrior and instigator Mars, and co-ruled, if you will, by Mr. Underworld himself. So when we look for applying aspects of either planet in the Rx Station chart, we find only one: Mars inconjunct Pluto (1A07) with Mars 4Leo18 in 9th house of Philosophy, Religion, Higher Education, Higher Mind, Long-Distance Travel, and Jurisprudence, and Pluto 5Cap25 Rx in 2nd house of Money, Resources, Earning Ability, and Values.

By itself, Mars-in-9th-house signifies conflicts in spiritual matters and/or severe educational disruptions; here Mars is having trouble 'adjusting' to Pluto in 2nd house of Money - Pluto's Rx Station represents a 'pause'.

For America, this may relate to the Obama administration's overhauling of student loan programs, the continuation of campus riots and protests, and could very well emphasize wars (Mars) in Foreign Lands (9th house) - where, imho, the wealth of the American people is being funneled toward bankruptcy. (We are bankrupt, actually.)

The aspect Mars inconjunct Pluto, (150 degr, aka a quincunx) has a workhorse mentality with a compulsion to take on more responsibilities than it should - depleted energy is the result. This is an aspect of self-persecution! It's the 'so much to do, so little time' aspect. A bad-tempered arrogance is evident (but when is it not in Washington?) and efficient management of time is difficult under the rays of a crisis-promoting Mars/Pluto inconjunct. (paraphrasing Rob Pelletier.)

Well, hopefully by the end of this week my scanner will be repaired for I've not been able to scan and publish new charts (or new drawings!) for over a week now due to mischievous scanner gremlins.

Looking ahead, there are many more things to blog about including the proposed dates of Nov 8 - 11, 2010 as a period when a possible false flag op may occur on American shores and which some assert will put the attacks of 9/11 'in the shade'. (Thanks again for the heads-up, Mr. Smith!)

So if you, lone reader, have studied the horoscopes for this time period and have an interest in Mundane Astrology, please share, if you will. A big factor then will be Pluto Rx @ 3Cap+ conjunct the transiting North Node, the Head of the Dragon.

Therefore, the Dragon's Tail (SN) will be pointing to America's natal Venus in Cancer, our nation's chart-ruler if you use the Sibly version with '13Sag' rising (or the slightly earlier Rudhyar version.) This emphasizes the ongoing transit of Pluto opposing US natal Venus as our financial problems persist through the disastrous transformations of sabotaging forces. In fact, the July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse may bring again the specter of total global financial collapse before the Eclipse's 6-month influence has faded.

Yes, the July 11 Solar Eclipse is in the same Series as America's Pre-Natal Eclipse (12 South), as we've discussed previously, so it's a 'biggie' for America: similar issues from the time of our nation's founding will resurface in order to be rehashed - and hopefully will be better dealt with on various levels. Plus, the Eclipse's crisis-ridden degree 19Can24 conjoins the UK's natal Moon.

The Pluto/NN Combination:

Besides 'powerful connections', Pluto/NN = sewage or waste disposal (including nuclear); agreements or treaties about reciprocal rights for data obtained through clandestine methods; violent criminals who enter the country secretly at any given opportunity; people who do not have the nation's or business community's best interests at heart; security or treaty breakdowns due to the actions of others.

Plus, November 2010's transiting conjunction of Pluto to NN is actually a Nodal Half Return to the chart of 9/11/01 - not comforting at all, is it?

That said, I leave you with the Fire-Earth blend of Sun Aries/Moon Capricorn energies in effect at the Rx Station of Pluto on the evening of April 6, 2010. If this happens to be your natal blend, here ya go, with my compliments...

This is the aggressive combo of a good organizer who is domineering, tough-minded, unstoppable, enthusiastic and forceful. It describes a pragmatic intellect...the boss and the winner with a too-blunt, businesslike manner, and an overpowering need to be recognized as 'tops'.

This blend's 'Images for Integration' are quite telling considering our topic of a Saturn-ruled Pluto now strengthened by Station Rx...and if you've ever read this blog before, you'll notice the 2nd Image in particular:

'A young soldier is rewarded by the King for exceptional bravery in the cause of freedom and individual human rights...Columbus discovers America, and a new world order is born.'

Under the rays of Pluto's Station Rx perhaps we all are feeling poised or 'paused' at the Edge of Petrified Forest and wondering what lies beyond...


Books used, but not harmed, in the writing of this post: Sun Sign-Moon Sign by Charles and Suzi Harvey; Planets in Aspect, Rob Pelletier; An Astrological Mandala, Dane Rudhyar, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones, and Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets, by Michael Munkasey.

Mar 20, 2010

Astrology Day Blogathon March 19 - 21, 2010 and the Solar Eclipse of July 11, 2010

Here I sit wondering if you've dropped in yet to check out the 1st Annual International Astrology Day Blogathon March 19 - 21, 2010.

The Blogathon's Schedule of Articles leads with strong-arm Pluto taking over Friday March 19, Saturn managing his namesake day Saturday ( March 20) perfectly well and efficiently, and Uranus erking jerkily up to meet the Aries Point of Prominence, a World Point of Manifestation which can be a breakthrough position indicating most often a 'scientific breakthrough' of some kind which benefits or hinders large numbers of people, and now appearing just in time to light up Spring Equinox 2010.

Why, it's been about 84 years since revolutionary rebel Uranus, The Awakener and The Witness, streaked through this Mars-ruled area of the zodiac! The quirky, erratic Sky God of the planets can be associated with natural disasters, it must be added.

And after all, 2010 is a year of a Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus thus generously expanding the principles involved in the picture: transit Uranus = AP = scientific breakthrough/s of merit and/or significance. Jupiter/Uranus has a definite light-bulb-over-head vibe for brilliant insights to suddenly stun us with their ingeniousness. Air or space travel innovations may be on the menu and scientists' work on energy sources may be on the verge of a big publicity splash.

Now I know you'll keep in mind that July 11, 2010 brings along a Solar Eclipse conjunct a difficult degree in the zodiac (Tropical) @ 19 - 20 Cancer, a critical range traditionally; plus, Castor's reputation as a troublemaker precedes him.

Here's what Anthony Louis gives for Castor in his Horary Astrology Plain and Simple: 'sudden fame or loss; murder; mental illness; crippling of limbs'.

Brady adds 'an intellectual writer' and both stars of The Twins can be inspirational muses for writers and other artistic, creative enterprises.

Pluto's degree of Discovery is around 19 - 20 Cancer as well and you know what the atomic Mr. Underworld signifies - obsessive control of all factors and schedules involved with his endeavors. Pluto keeps himself aloof and is quite neurotically anti-societal, you know, if not a gangster.

Well, generally I'd say our globe is in line for a unifying event of some kind; plus, it feels to me as if there may be multiple events of note during 2010 into 2011.

These are the reasons I want you to have the Astrology Day Blogathon 2010's link for How-To-Deal articles and insights to encourage you to pause and think a while along new tracks while appreciating for a moment another person's perspective. For as the Tarot says, if you're fortunate enough to be able to pause and consider your options, do so.

Plus, eclipses in Cancer spotlight domestic issues such as land, real estate, homes, homeland, questions of and need for security, grains/other food crops, food supply and its transport concerns, food additives, food and poultry inspection, and nurturing sources including food banks and other charities.

Cancer has its primordial links with oceans, crustaceans, and with shrewd business practices and creative talents, too.

Unfortunately, Fixed Star Castor is usually a problem when and wherever it is activated or contacted. From our earthly vantage point upon our little blue sphere a contact with Castor seems to ramp up its expression on an archetypal level. It's a bit like in the film The Mummy - an ancient archetype comes to 'life' either within one's psyche, in muliple psyches, and perhaps upon the physical plane if all factors coincide and the will is there.

In mythology, Castor is brother to Pollux, of course, the dark-light Twin Stars of Gemini, and you can toss your mouse about 3 inches and find web-based info on them all over the interweb.

Then why not sashay yourself over to an original researcher on the subject of Fixed Stars and parans, Australian astrologer Bernadette Brady? You can hardly do better! Especially if Fixed Stars warm the very cockles of your astrologer's heart.

So, Brady's Predictive Astrology gives the July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse as being in the 12 South Series and I shall remind you that 12S is the Pre-Natal Eclipse Series during which America was founded, occurring prior to July 4, 1776. Don't you find it a helpful trait when using eclipses in your charts that a precise birth time isn't necessary with Fixed Star and paran work (such as that of Bernadette Brady) for one looks at the entire 24 hours of the day - your day, the day or night of your birth, you cute little dickens, you.

With star parans, a horoscope is divided into quarters so that a lifetime is described by quarterly markers for life's chronological phases, and the Fixed Star/s during our day of birth, if any, are linked to a particular planet (or planets) as they arose, culminated, set, and crossed the midnight point at the Base or Foundation Point of the chart, aka The Drain.

Thereby we are informed of the time period of our lives in which certain archetypes and myths (some of them inherited family myths) 'play out' and flavor our motivations and actions (either consciously or most often, unconsciously) and spark (Uranus!) and inform us so we may express their starry mythological energies (stories) in more positive ways than was done heretofore by our ancestors.

This living out archetypal energies, or as a rep for the transpersonal realm, is what I think of as the foundation of the 'past life' theories which abound in the world because this Saturnian astrologer 'sees' heredity in charts - cells and DNA, and not Marie Antoinette or her serving maid. (Addiction to cake is not conclusive evidence of 'past life' or incarnation. Nope.)

July 11, 2010 @ 3:40:17 pm edt Washington DC; ASC 16 Scorpio 05; MC 25 Leo 22 (it and its polar opposite 25 AQ 22, are degrees of Astrology, btw, as are the rest of Leo/AQ's degrees up to 30 Leo); eclipse perfects in the 8th house of Shared Resources, Debt, Credit, Insurance, Big Business, Corporations, etc, in DC.)

12S: there are influences of 'principles and justified actions' to this Series with possible feelings of melancholy; yet there will be successful outcomes to long-term worries or illness; things may at first seem worse, then clear. (As I've wondered aloud here before: will a health insurance bill of some description and/or one for financial reform actually pass in the US Congress, a body that for decades has preferred to send US treasures overseas?)

Well, here is a brief list of 12S manifestations in the last century and looking forward:

1902, 1919, 1938, 1956, 1974, 1992, and July 11, 2010; the next manifestation will be in 2028.

Well, 12S is the PE of not just America, but of President Harry Truman, the Statue of Liberty (our big honkin' Illuminati monument to Venus Columba, the Dove), and it'a also the Series in which fell Richard Nixon's resignation (good riddance.)