Here Come The 2018 Eclipses–Whoa Nelly

Considering the total eclipse of August 21 2017, we have hardly recovered. Since that eclipse there has been a long list of huge natural disasters all across the United States, which, incidentally, was the course of the eclipse. I personally went to Oregon to see this one and it was like seeing another dimension. The sky darkened, wind started, dogs howled and at totality I had a vision of what a worm hole or black hole might look light. It made me filled with AWE.

Since that time (August 21) the list of natural disasters, record setting at that, has become a list that has defied the imagination while I was up in Oregon going ooh with awe at the eclipse.
Fires in California, three hurricanes, Puerto Rico laid waste, level 7 earthquakes around the world. I live in LA and worry about our “big one” coming. The weather has gone wacky and new high temperatures have emerged as well as record low temperatures. And the record fires yielded record and deadly mud slides.

February 15 2018 Eclipse is the brother/sister, choose your gender, of the August 21 2017 eclipse. The August was at 28 degrees of Leo, this February 15th is at 27 Aquarius. This opposition is something to be taken seriously. The same acupuncture area is hit with a new needle.

Hopefully when there is another eclipse that follows the preceding one, we try to see if we can fully understand the preceding and possibilities for a change in the upcoming. However in this case the power of August 21 was so strong that we would be crazy not to put some mental energy into trying to figure out what the impact of February 15 might be.

One of the things that worries me is that this eclipse quincunxes the Mercury of the USA chart (Aquarius-Cancer). I point this out as this can’t help but make the difficulty of fake news and honest news increasingly puzzling and not only in terms of the President and the collusion investigation,but all the other news on the diplomatic area, as well as the “me too” and other social events, as well as the way the congress has become more divided than even recently could have been thought of. The world politics are not much better with deep issues as climate change, increasing water shortages and drought. The issues of the haves and have not will come into sharper focus. The 99 percent will have even more to grumble about and this issue will add more weight to social tension. Look for more street marches on a larger scale.

Speaking of drought, The July 12th eclipse at 20 degrees of Cancer opposes the transiting Pluto which is slowly creeping its way to a Pluto return of the USA Pluto at 27 Capricorn, beginning orb in 2022–an supplying a topper to all the events of the Saturn Pluto conjunction at the end of 2020. These are evolutionary times my friends. The yelling of warnings in the last couple of decades about the reality of climate change will become acute–and the drought in Asia, African, Australia, SW US, and parts of Russia will bear witness of what the great Cardinal Cross foreshadowed in the beginning of the century. The focus at that time was around 20 degrees of Cancer and now we have an eclipse hitting that point. Wow. There will be huge immigration problems starting down the road as people parched for water will head to borders where there is something to drink. Lets hope that I have been taking too many critical and cynical pills, so I will stop on this eclipse for the time being.

Looking at the August 11th eclipse at 18 Leo is exactly opposite the US Moon at 18 Aqueous. This eclipse definitely points to some serious strain on the institutions of our country, especially as we will be in the heat of the 2018 election campaigns. One might hope that this points to a bringing of new emotional and nurturing changes in our country. It could, however point to serious challenges to the fabric of our democracy. It could point to some attempts to clean things up. I will need more time to consider this eclipse and will write more specifically about it after the July 12 eclipse.

In the meantime wait until I write about Uranus entering Taurus in May. That will bring challenges to fixed concepts and institutions as well. When two fixed signs collide, the fall out will be immense.

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Listen to the Sounds of the Planets s

Perhaps you haven’t known that you can go to YouTube and hear radio and plasma sounds from the planets and indeed some spots in space that emit such sounds. In fact you can sit down and relax to the restful sounds of Neptune or the dynamic sounds of Uranus. There is a buzz to the sound of the rings of Saturn and a Debussy-like orchestra of Jupiter.

Some of the different providers of these planetary vibrations provide links to sites when you can down load the sounds. My two favorites are Neptune and Jupiter, which are great to meditate when you are in a mood to really space out. It is incredible that these tones are from space.

Certainly there is something to the poets who say the universe is dancing. When Plato was talking about the music of the spheres he was hinting at a concept that is true in even a scientific way.

One of the aspects that amazes me is the sounds of Earth. Our planet has its own vibration which is not only remarkable, but also shows that we are indeed just another planet in the orchestra of the solar system.

When it comes to natal charts it is interesting to think of them as each a configuration of musical tones which give each of us a type of musical chord and we enter life. Everything is there, the squares, oppositions, all the aspects as well as the great sun giving its own job on base. What a wonder our solar system is.

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Gravity Waves — Neutron Star Collision — What about Mercury?

On August 27,2017 the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Observation Base in Livingston LA recorded the discovery of gravity waves.

While this s in itself is very interesting, that gravitation waves have been verified, but that it is a wave like Einstein predicted. So what? Well the idea that planets through gravitational waves may have more measurable influence on the shape of planetary connectivity in our solar system. This adds an other way of looking at how on a scientific level the planets are engaged in a giant spectrum of waves, making the idea that gravity waves may well explain how big planets like Jupiter can have such dramatic effects on the whole solar system, even influencing the sun, perhaps solar flares. Also it may explain how such a dense, though small, planet like Mercury may have an effect on the gravity of the sun’s solar wind, like an eclipse, but super smaller, still an occulation just the same. Imagine that Mercury is like putting your finger into a water hose–it changes the spray. Similarly Mercury may thus have more power that we suspect. Why would such a small planet play such an important place in the natal chart: the very thinking process itself. By sign and house this little guy packs a neurological punch.

Let be clear that even before this discovery of gravity wave, Mercury has been a power of communication: but why?
While we have myths, folklore and other concepts, the truth is that Mercury is the smallest planet. I submit that gravitational theory should be used to rethink the “why” of Mercury. Astronomers will poop-poop such an assertion, but those of us who use Mercury in natal charts, will be sure to have this discovery add to the mystery and power of this small planet of the nervous system and communication.

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The Eclipse That Keeps On Giving

The August 21 2017 total eclipse has proven to a time marker in that after it, things get dicier. Hurricanes,fires, North Korea, the expanding research into the Russian connection. And today in LA we had our first earthquake in a long long time. Not that this would be any news, except this is the first quake within the city. There have been quakes in Palm Springs, Big Bear the Salton Sea, but not one in LA. The last big one was Jan. 1994. and it was preceded a series of smaller one up to the big one in North Ridge. Could this be a foreshadowing of something? I don’t know. But I do know this: This August 21 eclipse is not done doing what has already been started.

There is this theory in Eclipse Lore that it ain’t over until the bending. There are two bending points that occur when the sun is at 45 or 90 degrees from the nodal point of the eclipse, or, when a planet crosses the nodal point or if a major planet, the slower moving Saturn Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus or Pluto make a hard aspect to that point withing that six month time when the attention is turned to the new eclipse coming up (at 180 degrees). That being said, if the new eclipse is a weak one not a total one, or anular whatever the power of this one holds on.

This means that the 180 bending will occur at 17 February 2018. And the 90 degree bending will be at 22 November 2017. Mars will hit the bending in January 19, 2018.

What this means to me is that we still have a lot of energy from the August 21 totality. I fear it will mean more rough weather, an quake somewhere that will affect LA and political problems way beyond what we are having now. Not to mention that the damages from the two hurricanes we have already had may well bankrupt the insurance companies will all the damage claims from the disasters.

Some of my astrologer friends are really worried. But let me tell you the clue to getting by. 1) make your place as safe as possible, quake kits, water and food to last awhile (I have 30 days), repair anything that needs repairing 2) have batteries,a flash light or two, candles and matches, a radio and a large four recharge battery for the phone. 3) ration yourself on the news. 4) be mindful. That is all you can do. The rest is out of our control, so control the things we can. Notice the good things in the neighborhood. The trees, the young kids getting out of elementary school — life.

This may sound cynical and I suppose in one way it is. But allows one to breath simply and fully, to stay sane in an increasingly insane world.

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Back to the nodes. They changed signs.

The Nodes have changed signs to Leo/Aquarius, leaving the axis of Virgo/Pisces behind. This will change a lot of things. More direct energy for inventiveness and leadership coming our way. More to come on this shift. Where are your nodes? What aspects do they make to this new shift? Look it up!

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Mother Earth: Other Planets Mothers Too?

I was reading in an astrological journal the other day suggesting that if we look at the Earth as a viable life form or living energy field, maybe we should look at all the planets as in one way or another also living energy fields.

The opposing side is that earth has life, biological life on it. It is therefore a bio-field, where the other planets do not have life on them, at least life as it know it–the carbon chain and water creating moving self-munching, life. That is life as we know it depends on eating life. When you think about it every life form eats another and plants compete for sunlight and water. Is it farfetched to think then as life as a chemical activity?

What I am driving at here is who is to say that there is not a certain combination of energy fields on, say Mars, that has its own chemical/electromagnetic activity that is constantly changing and growing, evolving, just as here on earth, ONLY DIFFERENT!!

For as long time mother earth was not a planet with life, and it grew through the carbon chain–all life has carbon in one way or another involved it. Some say that AI (artificial intelligence) is just the silicon element starting to compete with the carbon!!!!!!! Further, some people say life arrived on earth from a piece of a cosmic meteors or something life that. Life as an invading energy component.

The point I am making here is that just as the earth is unique in vibratory content because of its “life”, other planets may well be considered energy mothers of their own elemental environments. Who is to say what type off chemical energies, say, the gas planets have, or if gas “beings” could have a different type of consciousness than we know here on earth? Might it not be an ego problem on our life form to rule out other types of consciousness?

Is this science fiction?. Maybe there are large jellyfish-like gas fields churning at fantastic speeds on Jupiter.

What is consciousness and can we say that energy fields, in and other themselves are not in their way at their core something alive in their terms? Is it not possible that planets by the fact of their energy fields have a personality of sorts. Is the whole universe also consciousness. Is the final resolution the “God particle”? This is something to think about on those night you can’t sleep and want to do some thinking about the larger picture. If the universe can be looked at as a type of consciousness through the universal field through which the whole universe dances to that cosmic rhythm, then the planets could well be humming some tune of consciousness.

Think about it, that is all that I am saying.

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Total eclipse coming August 21 20017 Yes, it is a big deal

While I realize that August is down the road. I want put the word out that, those that can, should take the time to plan vacations in the Northwest.The umbra will come ashore on the Oregon coast, west of Salem at 10:45 am and the length of the shadow will give “1 minute and 59 seconds” of totality. The length of the totality will grow to “2minutes and 40 seconds” in Southern Illinois. The line of the eclipse is actually a swath across the middle of the US.

It is good to plan where you might find the best weather. West Ways Magazine says,”Viewers should consider weather statistics.Sightings odds decrease for the Eastern U.S., according to Jay Anderson a retired meteorologist at Environment Canada with nearly 40 years of experience in studying eclipse weather,’The further east you go, the cloudier it gets.’”

If you have relatives who live along the umbra line it might be the time to pay them a visit. The next solar eclipse will be in 2019 and visible in Chile and Argentina. The next one in continental U.S. will not be until 2024. The great aspect of this eclipse is that it is possible to drive to it. And remember, as the news media picks up on the August eclipse, crowds will be making hotel reservations, and campsites will be booked up. I recommend those on the West Coast head for Portland Oregon, where there is a great culture of star gazers.

For more information, just Google it and you will have all the information you need to have a great and educational vacation.

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Eclipse of February 26 2017 Complex and Powerful – A New Epoch

The eclipse of February 25, 2017 is a complex array of aspects generating a lot energy bound to create a second wave of the tsunami released in Sept. 1 2016 which brought a completely different ethos, not only through the election in the U.S. but in the whole political and intellectual world nestled in on a troubled and growing more toxic (everyday) planet. Indeed this 8:12 Pisces is only one degree from exactly opposite 9:21 of Virgo eclipse last fall.

The focus on the planet Neptune is the key, since it participates by hard aspect to both. Indeed this second eclipse has Mercury, South Node and Neptune all within 10 degrees. One might argue that the learning triangle (a la Huber) offers the hope that there are lessons to be learned which might ease the deep impact of the tide of tension to be offered up by the clap of the solar wind.

First the opposition of these two Virgo/Pisces eclipses is to further present the dichotomy revealed. The polarization of liberal and conservative view points which cut open the festering extremist opinions on both sides. This ideological morass is breeding its own toxic poison engulfing us all. The clash of political factions will continue to galvanize even more cavernous breeches in how the dominate ethnicity currents in swirling spiral of momentum that has to be controlled to nurture some life affirming bilateral cooperation.

How can the growing climate change continue to be denied by certain factions of governing institutions? Change must come and hopefully the Saturn in Sag and Uranus in Aries trine will bring some structure to the evolving rebellious and yet inventive vortex of the Learning Triangle. It is one thing to tell someone that they need to learn a needed lesson of what to keep and what to let go of. Yet when this is projected on to the multiple problems facing the world – what are we to expect, how to articulate such a lesson. Even among the hints that there will there possibly be greater violence. This is a lesson that we want to avoid, obviously.

President Trump at this junction be facing the world problems for one month by this eclipse. Analysis of the eclipse on his natal chart leaves even the most positive astrologer to worry. The eclipse will generate a transiting yod on his Pluto and Neptune sextile — along with a transiting grand trine Mars, Mars Moon with Jupiter the kite opposing to transit mars. A lot of Mars energy mulling around in this “un-drained swamp” and the yod energy bringing an unclear difficult time for things to get sorted out. And the cherry on the top is another damned “learning triangle.”

I am not an anarchist, but if I were I would be more than cheering at these turn of events, supposing in my view that institutions will be under stress and things could well be on the brink. While we have the immediacy of the internet and we can all know what is happening as it happens and therein lies a hope. The fact is that fact itself has become a relative term. Facts are invented–and this is the Neptune influence of dissolving all structures into a soup that remains a boiling jello until this ideological lava is able to cool into a new and hopefully stronger cast or format. Truth has been poisoned, can it survive?

This Neptune power point in the code of our own DNA is something to behold. Our political and geological pollution of our environment is upon us. And we will all be able to bear witness to this unfurling ribbon that draws us into a future. We are in the twilight of the world structure since 1945, which started with a nuclear blast and was shepherded by the US to this juncture which will bring to experience a larger flux. There will be a different leadership hatched by the coming eclipses and the eclipse in Leo will be the clue. If only this were a movie, at least someone would be in charge of producing the ending that has crowd appeal and could generate box office. Trump will play a staring role, but other actors will challenge for the leading role and in the defining moment the drama will be intense. Where is Shakespeare? What would he write if they were one of his histories?

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When an eclipse gets out of control

Wondering why the whole world seems crazy right now. That things seem a little unhinged. That old timers are shaking their heads and saying that they have never seen times like these before. What in the world is going on and what is the source of this whole overview of the ungluing of this time in history.

My answer is the SOLAR ECLIPSE OF SEPTEMBER 1 2016 AT 9:21 DEGREES OF VIRGO. This eclipse is within a degree and a few minutes of opposition to Neptune at 10:40 Pisces Consider that Saturn was at 10:04 Sagittarius and BINGO THE PROBLEM The incredible T SQUARE that the eclipse set off in mutable signs. Get it. MUTABLE SIGNS. This eclipse sent energy in the battle for form versus the need for dreams or nightmares. And we are getting the nightmare in the US Election, the immigration crisis, the upending of values and the disturbing realization, that the energy of Neptune is more powerful that just the old school text books that droned on that Neptune was the planet of idealization, spiritual insights, dreams and all that jazz, and oh, yeah, something about drugs, escapism and maybe sacrifice and a sense of being a victim. Yeah, that warping part of Neptune was glossed over with escapism and maybe a drug or two. However is is clear now that this eclipse has set of a huge boom of mundane dynamite in the concept of the mutability of how the world works and how things have come to be. Neptune is in this instance nearly anti-matter.

The T-SQAURE has demonstrated that Neptune is a cosmic solvent removing the glue that has been holding the whole myths of our civilizations, that the US is stable, that the crisis at our feet challenges the very intellectual ground we are standing on which is now starting to look like quick sand!

Do I sound like an alarmist, well I am. I think that the period between the September 1 2016 eclipse and the Lunar Eclipse of Feb 11 2017, calls for us to realize that there is an earthquake happening and we all need to be careful not to get motion sickness. There is a shift going on now that will have after shocks that will be huge. Even after the election, where something not great will happen, one of two candidates which no one wants will come to power. and the power battle after that will be awesome. Maybe the election results will be challenged, but the same old political mess that moved us into thin intolerable situation will get worse. More polarizing and division.

And this is not to talk about world markets and the stability of the monetary system. Then there is the next SOLAR ECLIPSE ON FEBRUARY 26 2017 AT 8:12 Pisces conjunct Neptune AT 11;34 Pisces AND THE BEAT GOES ON. SATURN will have moved on to 26 degrees of Sag and it will be different, but the whole Neptunium fabric will still be surging forward as we try to gain some clue as to the direction the world will be headed towards. Escapism versus a real direction, lets try to be realistic (hah) see what stability will come. It will still be like the aftermath of a volcano, or large plat-lit shift. It will take time for things to settle down.

The answer, to me is a different landscape. There will be a sponginess to the concept of terra firma. And the best advice I can offer is to limit media exposure, keep on meditating and doing the best you can in your personal world of friends and neighbors and the commonality of that strain of individuals who have a vision that is heart based. HOPEFULLY there will be a calming down of this GIANT T SQUARE WE ARE EXPERIENCING.

Just remember from a Californian who has big quake experience. The clean up and repair will take some time. It will test personal and national strength. I do not want to sound apocalyptic, but I am. There may be a winner, but for sure there will be poor losers. I am buying Dramamine stock and hoarding it. Let us hope that I am having a bad transit somewhere in the great beyond and I am prattling away. But I don’t think so and neither should you. Look inward and outward and find your own balance is the turbulence that still shakes after the great eclipse of 9/1/2016.

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September Eclipse will Pack a Punch!

Summer will end with two lunar eclipses, August 18 and September 16, and while both of these lunar eclipses will have some energy, neither will come close to the power of the September 1 Solar Annular Eclipse. In fact I find it to be so complex to forecast about because the configurations are so dynamic.

First this eclipse will be a trigger for the last of the Neptune Saturn squares which have been so violent. Secondly, Mercury will be rx during this time, in Virgo. And Mars will be in orb coming off its own exact sq to Neptune.

How does this work? The eclipse (Sep 1) at 9 degrees of Virgo is into opposition to Neptune at 10 degrees of Pisces, this opposition is squared by Saturn at 10 degrees of Sagittarius, making a giant “T” Sqr. On the Sept 24th Mars conjuncts Saturn and squares Neptune on the 26th. Think of the energy that is being poured into the Neptune Saturn sq. This energy has to find some outlet and if ever there was an eclipse that might be thought of as explosive, say hello to this dozy of a T sqr.

Lets add that Jupiter and Mercury (28 Virgo) and Venus (2 Libra) are conjunct. Eight planets are in some way or another involved in this hurricane of the Zodiac. Will it be safe to go outside (just kidding)? Consider this energy field triggered by massive blasts of surging power shudders through this configuration of hard aspects.

I think one good way to look at this as like a Tsunami–a release of energy waves now spread out and will crash on some shore. Who knows where it will hit.

1. the energy of the finger of the T sq resolves in Gemini so it will be influenced by Mercery rx. A break down in communication, verbal, communication, but also a break down in electric communication, a failure of our computer driven internet (or power grid). Last Mercury rx in LA caused Frontier cell phone service to collapse.

2. The usual suspects of Neptune in this sq is the religious radical activities that have bounced like a terrible ball of death, falling and bashing certain localities so hard that we have grown numb to the effects of the violence. With Mars involved anything could happen, war, coup bombings. This could all feed off the two Lunar eclipses which feature the Neptune Saturn sq as well, but without the punch of the Solar.

3. Let me quickly say that I live in LA a Virgo city (believe it or not) and the last big one in the early 90s
occured with heavy Virgo tension. Hopefully this is just a paranoid thought.

4. There is the hope that Jupiter ingress into Libra might bring some sense of justice, diplomatic skills and aesthetics into play.

5. Some eclipses don’t do much. Some do a little. Some do a lot. This one will do a lot. By the time of the “bending” the results will show. The mutable degrees of 9 & 10 should be watched for the marker of further results and reactions during transits.

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