Line Ups & World Events
Planetary cycles effectively indicate world events.
Social trends & geophysical conditions are reflected in celestial
configurations. This is an old adage, "As above so below." It is
easier to prove that astrology works than it is to accept the
idea of it. However, the proof in the pudding requires a little
more than belief—as planetary combinations are infinite.
The duration of cycles is a very variable matter, involving days
or centuries, so statistical frequency a chief tool. Rarity
is usually associated with major turns in history, though the
monthly New Moon remains an exceptional trigger of events!
History doesn't merely repeat itself for the sake of it, or as a
merry-go-round, as it were; existence recurs because life is a
pattern. Irregularity is a cyclic
All astrological predictions are based on cycle-assessment. A
cycle defines the capacity of a thing to fulfill itself in a
4-season-run, and come into its next spring...
The engineer is especially concerned
with what happens while an engine is running, rather than with how many
times it might spin in a second. If it is too small, a
sophisticated fan may not be as effective as a broad-leaf waved
over a sultan... Life is
unpredictable, not because it cannot be grasped, it's that no two
cycles are alike in terms of a sequence of events.
An astrological cycle could be anything,
the time it takes the Moon to circle Earth, or the same
2-planet-line up to occur again; or the same triangle of stars to
appear over Alaska—anything at all! But cycles can also be
based on invisible factors: no one sees the magnetic north, yet it is a very
physical reality. A point of gravity is an abstract. The equinox
is invisible, yet it makes the difference between winter &
Indeed, predictions are more often drawn from
abstract considerations than from tangibles. The meaning of astrology is wholly unconcerned with
"star-power." This very useful art remains a mysterious subject only in that
it keeps being presented as a system of forces. Here is an example of what to
avoid when talking about the stars:
"This morning I woke up with Jupiter rising next to Neptune in
the sign of the Crab—and I had such a good day, because
these two planets kept sending a beam of positive inspiration
into my consciousness—or whatever star-energy managed to pass
through the crab's claws!..."
How should the above example
Start by explaining this: Though everything, including the stars, has a vibration,
an astrology-report need not so much as mention the word
"energy", other than as a figure of speech. The "stars work",
because their cyclic patterns coincide with events—and
these coincidences are indication enough, definitely!
We then go on to explain:
Jupiter & Neptune line up to Earth every
13 years. They will rise & set together for several weeks,
then move apart.
As to meaning, a study of this 13-year-periodic Jupiter-Neptune line ups
will surely highlight idealistic
trends at all walks. Exaggerated hopes, resulting in exalted
enterprises—then inflation, usually, to catch it all
A straight debate over astrological issues
should never aim at proving that "Neptune contains a kind of gas
that produces mass-euphoria, which it sends to us—and this
explains the nature of inflations, and corporate collapses!..."
It would be just as dim to debunk star-lore by exclaiming: "Do
you expect me to believe that we have wars, because Mars turns
red at times!?..."
One should say:
"Here is a report of 100 Jupiter-Neptune line
ups: these do seem to coincide with a surge of idealism—not
available with the same consistency at other
times... Idealism is exasperation at
stagnant conditions. Suffering,
inequality, uncertainty, foment reformative motions. Disorder
ensues almost invariably— not
that a revolution has to be bloody or messy —but because zeal seldom
comes in an organised package-system as
a parcel with ribbons and chocolates in the box, as
well... A reform is an
intelligence-program. A scheme should
be thoroughly inspected. Desire for change must be backed by a
serious schedule, not because it is the morally right thing to do, but
because zeal without a scheme usually
leads to exacerbation—which triggers off riots.
Who knows how many worthwhile reforms have
failed for lack of an adequate preemptive approach?
Jupiter & Neptune are known to astrologers as the two
transcendentals; they are spiritual symbols as well—yet
their line ups coincide with geophysical catastrophes of
first-magnitude. Also, for some reason, Jupiter [morality] and
Neptune [charity] are almost always a highlight in the sky
whenever a case of high-swindling makes the headlines. Corruption
is fat under Jupiter, while with Neptune there is no end to
illusion. In medical astrology these two are associated with
outbreaks of pandemic diseases.
Jupiter-Neptune analysis-report to
Anyone who assesses a proper astrological
report will be quite astounded at correlations between real
events and some striking feature in the sky.
• A simple procedure consists in checking if there is a
planet right on a compass point—in relation to the town where that event comes to
Chernobyl Meltdown, 26 April
Trouble began shortly after midnight: Moon
& Venus were then aligned to local north-south
The Madrid Bombing, 11 March
The bombs went off at 7.40am, minutes from
local sunrise. The computed starmap for this time shows Mercury
right on Madrid's horizon. Pluto stood overhead.
• This straightforward method can only
be used if one knows the time of the
event, as horizon & meridian rotate
a full circle in 24 hours with the earth.
The Lockerbie Pan Am catastrophe
The 26 December 2004 Tsunami
At 8.45am Aceh had Neptune rising & Saturn
setting. This is an east-west alignment to the catastrophe's
• The two bodies wouldn't have been right on that axis at
8.30 nor at 9 o' clock.
• Astrologers think of Neptune as a prime symbol of the
ocean. As to Saturn at the setting point, this is traditionally
associated with calamity.
On 21 Dec 1988 a terrorist-bomb went off as
the said Jumbo was flying over this Scottish locality. None of
the 260 passengers survived, while the crash itself took more
lives on the ground.
At 7pm Lockerbie had Mars right overhead.
• Astrologers always think of Mars in a situation
involving weapons, fire, explosions,
aggression, warfare, conflict, strife, violent incidents,
Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941
Attack started at 7.55am: Mars was exactly on
the north line.
First target at 8.45am: Mercury rising, and
• Traditionally, these two planets refer to travel &
transport. Jupiter is a Jumbo!
Hiroshima, 6 Aug. 1945—first
use of an atomic weapon in warfare.
Detonation at 8.15am: Jupiter, which always
indicates events of titanic proportions, was then rising. Mars
& Uranus were overhead as a pair—one of the most
drastically violent astrological combinations.
Alamogordo, 16 July 1945
The first Atomic Bomb was tested at
5.30am—local sunrise. Pluto was rising, and Moon on the
The stars work for people as well as for
||Some common features are often found though this doesn't
prove or disprove anything. In the above method, one or more
planets must be very near a cardinal point. Though the sun, moon
& planets all rise & set each day, it is somewhat uncanny
to find them right on a line just when history-making events
happen, as above.
John Travolta was born with Uranus
rising; so were Mick Jagger, Rex
Harrison, Edgar Degas, John Denver, Fred Astaire, and also
Hitler. Whatever this may mean, we make a note of it.
Uranus was rising when The Titanic finally went down. Sputnik—First
Satellite—was launched in 1957 with this same rising.
A coincidence: Apollo XI took off in July 1969 as Jupiter &
Uranus rose together; they were setting as Neil Armstrong set
foot on the moon, 3 days later.
There is no obvious correlation between
these 3 events—apart from that they are space-related and
occur as planets strike a line:
• Sputnik I—launch 1957: Uranus rising, Moon setting, and Neptune north.
• First Man in Space: Yuri
Gagarin, 1961: Sun & Venus overhead, Jupiter & Saturn
• First American in Space: Alan
Shepard, 1961: Venus rising & Moon overhead.
• Launch of Titanic, 30 May 1911, with Sun, Mercury & Saturn overhead [or Noon
• Final journey, 10 April 1912: same 3 planets also overhead
• Collision with iceberg, 5 days later: same 3 planets now at the opposite end [or, Midnight
J.F. Kennedy was inaugurated
with these same 3 planets also overhead.
The Dallas tragedy occurred
with Sun+Mercury overhead, but Saturn was
The President was born with Saturn overhead, actually—so were Hitler, Napoleon and
Aldo Moro (Italian Premier, kidnapped and murdered by Red Brigade.)
In traditional astrology, the north
symbolises "the end of things", it is the deepest of
space—the Nadir. The Sun—and only the Sun—is
always at the Nadir at Midnight. Some examples from history:
SUN at the NADIR
Titanic's collision with the iceberg.
May 1945: final surrender of the Germans [Saturn
MARS at NADIR
Pearl Harbour—attack at
7.55am—Mars exactly on parallel with the local Nadir.
Okeechobee Hurricane: Mars on parallel with local Nadir, which
was at maximum height—or Solstice Point.
To be continued...
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