Stars in Prediction
Update 30 May
Terror is an ongoing phenomenon. Human affairs, dramas & traumas are reflected in the stars —and one is sure to find "troublesome" line ups every second day! One wonders how it all shows in wartime, what does trouble mean on a battlefield? Violent conflict is an ongoing reality in some place or other. Bombs go off daily in Iraq; this is accepted for what it is—because we have come to that—but a pub-brawl would be alarming in most communities elsewhere!
Mars & Jupiter make a hot pair, capable of inflaming an existing conflict. One who contemplates war under this incendiary configuration may take the offensive, rather than abstain. Yet the same stars work wonders for trade & commerce in most places!
"Orientation" is the ground-rule for differentiating what may transpire here or there—whatever shows up in the sky. This is straightforward: the whole sky projects in some unique fashion onto each town or hamlet —according as geographic longitude & latitude— just as sun & planets rise & set at different times in each place.
Mars & Pluto were on Parallel to Baghdad's Meridian [north-south axis] at 8.30am on 9 Oct-2003, when a suicide-bomber drove into a police station. This meridian-parallel would not hold good at Kabul, Ankara, Detroit or Stockholm at that time —the reason being purely geographic. This is what "orienting a starmap" is about, and astrology without this orienting would be lame, or strain in vain.
Whether one uses the stars for personal guidance, research or social prevention, the time of an event is where it all begins!
Still in Baghdad at 8am on 22 Sept-2003 another car-Kamikaze went through the UN HQs. Saturn stood overhead —5 odd minutes from exact alignment to the city's meridian. Traditionally, Saturn-Meridian line ups affect the land, buildings & foundations, especially that which is central—Headquarters fit the bill. A Mars-Uranus conjunction*—one of the most drastic things there is—was available on that day.
* CONJUNCTION: a 12 o'clock line up—where the two arms of a clock are at same point.
Surprise-attacks* are typical of this conjunction. But the same event didn't occur anywhere else in that hour on that day. Moon, stars & line ups are global, not specific to any town—unless local Horizon or Meridian came into geographic focus.
* SURPRISE-ATTACK: Mars is an attack, Uranus a surprise.
This is what orienting a starmap is about.
A star may align to local meridian, as in 12 or 6 o' clock; or make a right angle with it, as in 3 o' clock. Or it may be in a parallel alignment to local horizon; or lay at a 45-degree angle from it, etc—these angles of contact* are the most recognised points of release.
* ANGLES OF CONTACT: just as in the changing angles the two arms of a clock make with one another.
When the UN building was bombed at 8am, Baghdad's meridian made a 45-degree angle with the Mars-Uranus unit—which explainsthe release* of destructive potential, just then.
* RELEASE: this is always meant as a coinciding, or simultaneity, not as a cause—though we do say "trigger," as a figure of speech. That same meridian-arrangement prevailed elsewhere at various times, but with different results. This bombing-drama was unique worldwide on 22 Sept-2003—though 1001 characteristic tragedies never made the headlines.
MARS-URANUS Keywords: commando-raid, strike-force, riots, hit-and-run moves, ingenious tactics, mechanical operations, resorting to unusual schedules, a very drastic resolve, being exasperated with overseers, hell-bent on shaking off any tutelage, among other typical manifestations.
A baby born with this combination may be riotous, hyperactive at least, endowed with unusual physical skills; someone who will turn the tables in the history of Cricket, or warfare; a mechanical genius; a racing ace. He or she may be deeply affected by the memory of so many deadly human dramas, turn to fondness instead, grow into a sensitive artist, incapable of hurting a fly—or become an anti-riot policeman!
Astrological analysis is difficult, because nothing is more difficult than knowing where to draw a line! Every mental function must be engaged in that process... And Man is so complex, in which case we may have a skill and fail to use it! This is because we are more aware of our sins than alert to our potentialities. We are complex.
A volcano will choose to erupt within days from a Mars-Pluto Conjunction but you could also hear of a medical breakthrough instrumented by new scanning facilities, X-Ray-related technology, or in connection with genetic engineering. While that line up remained in force—3 to 12 weeks, depending on technical details—news of a hijack would hit the front page. One may feel victimised by coercive approaches at this time, or give in to ruthless impulses, turn into a tyrant, or a dark angel... Crime & corruption come to the fore—or on the contrary do not, for the surreptitious does not wave a banner. Anonymity hardly suits all temperaments so that rogues & dangerous fugitives may be caught just then, or be eliminated by their own kind for being a fool, taking chances! There are so many other correlations for each planetary combination, and interpretations, of course.
Still under a Mars-Pluto configuration techniques for recycling resources may be upgraded, producing especial momentum for various workers & professionals—for recycling does amount to plucking gold from the air, without depleting! But continued lack of recycling—concern—or refusal to invest in a sharper consciousness of Nature's Dynamics—may deplete public incentives with aggravated consternation, at this time. Babies born then carry significant potential for becoming super-champions, stern heroes, dynamic bandits, or parasitical villains; or if a scientist, one with an interest in biology, or a sub-particles physicist, one who goes down to the root of matter, which is a perfect alibi for standing in awe at God's Creation every morning in the Lab while showing lukewarm interest for divinity—all of which might serve to explain why we get confused when it comes to putting our divine potential to use... WIMBLEDON under such a sky could have crowds experience another dimension of zeal, as they beheld super-physical performance.
A battle unfolding under a Mars-Pluto Square is more than likely to be the theatre of unspeakable atrocities, but a General may prevent undue carnage, just stick to war; it has happened.
There is a lot more to say.
KEYWORDS astrologers have used since always will help newcomers make their own correlations. This particular vocabulary remains effective, only because the stellar art is so old in time, it was practically the cradle of scientific disciplines, and learned people had to be acquainted—in which case they wouldn't think of Mars as the God of War, and leave it at that! This art was taught in Faculties, essential part of curricula for doctors, academicians, law-makers, until recent times.
Readers benefit as they find out that VENUS corresponds with the Principle of Attraction, which is a centripetal process, where things are drawn to center or self. In popular language Venus is love, beauty & harmony, and it means that someone is charming, carries good looks, sex-appeal, etc. But attractive also means that someone is bent on acquiring, in-taking, owning, and accumulating goods. POSSESSION then becomes a reliable keyword—if one is going to play this game at all.
MARS has correspondence with the centrifugal process, which projects outwardly, instead of drawing in. Chemist separate liquids & substances in centrifugal machines. Isolate one thing from all other things, if possible—reduce it to a pure compound... Venus looks for a blend, whereas Mars strives for self-assertion at the root of some integrity that wishes to remain true-to-self. This search for purity isn't altogether a figure of speech insofar as adamant scientists and indefatigable lovers of life, not only warmongers, come under Mars. But nothing works all by itself and no one is made of one thing. A purist may err. Mars is independent, as in "not wanting to belong—and wanting only to be itself." A separative process follows, where things, objects, people & feelings are incessantly being cast out, ejected—so that "the true Me" may be found. This can turn to systematic elimination. At once the reader is introduced into a more real meaning of self-assertion, which is necessary for survival but is a separative force, leading to exclusion—we are describing the typically selfish-inconsiderate Mars-proclivities! And we are rather far from the God of War...
Those who intend to debunk astrology might keep presenting it in a Pagan light; they are sure to win a debate. But what might they be missing, one wonders... Venus means harmony, because it seeks to bind, to include, unify—and this makes it beautiful!...
None of the ancient keywords were plucked out of a hat, be sure of that.
Venus is receptive, Mars penetrating. Jupiter operates on the basis of expansion, humour—whence Jovian—and consistency. Saturn on the contrary: consolidation, contraction, discipline & frugality instead of humour.
Literature in this field is abundant, though one does get by with a modest set of working clues.
New planets hardly benefit from millennia of observation and are still under scrutiny, though contemporary practitioners may have been too eager to make them fit into the old system.
Astrology has to be made sense of, whereas the reverse applies to art.
Life is symbolism.
Uranus was spotted in 1781. It had taken
all of history to realise that our solar system might be
incomplete. Since the 5 planets—Mercury, Venus, Mars,
Jupiter & Saturn—all had a Greco-Latin name, so should
the newcomer. Why it was called Uranus and not Neptune, Atlas or
Proserpine is another matter. Astrologers work on the premises
that a new planet should correspond with the special meaning of
the era at hand.
A simple example of how the stars offer food for thought would be the coincidence of Jupiter-Saturn line
ups—which repeat every 20 years—with the rise &
fall of empires, dynasties, orders & institutions, the birth
& death of monarchs, rulers, historic figures...
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