The HMS Defender incident

The day before the full moon, on 23 Jun 2021, the British warship HMS Defender crossed into disputed waters off the coast of Crimea. To the Russians, there is no dispute about whose waters those are. But to the Western world at large, at least publicly, Russia is an occupying force on Ukrainian territory. To hear the British side of the story in their media, the Defender was practising freedom of navigation innocently in Ukrainian waters at the behest of Ukraine. The truth is, the incident was a propaganda exercise to be used against Russia. We will examine the incident and its meanings and ramifications here, along with the astrology, of course. Continue reading “The HMS Defender incident”

The Surfside condo collapse

On the day of the full moon, 24 Jun 2021, at 1:30 am local time, a 12-story apartment complex came crashing down, leaving 11 people confirmed dead and 150 missing as of this writing. The missing are believed to be buried in the rubble. Most of them would have been sleeping at the time. Residents had been concerned about the building’s integrity since early 2019, yet nothing had been done to correct it. This was a catastrophe that could have been avoided had timely action been taken, as in effecting the needed repairs to the building. There are many takeaways from the collapse of the Champlain Towers South building, not the least of which is America’s crumbling infrastructure. Continue reading “The Surfside condo collapse”

The centenary of the CCP

Tomorrow will be a big day in China. July 1st 2021 marks the centenary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Somehow, we might surmise few people in the West will be celebrating along with the Chinese. And actually, unless one hears it on the news, very few people in the West would even know how old the CCP is, much less when it was founded. But we are going to have a look at it here, largely because it is important to understand just what all the fuss about China is in the West and why America might possibly want to go to war with China. With all the negative press China gets in the West at present, a look at the astrology might give us some clues as to why, and why the West’s pushing back against China’s rise may not be the brightest idea in the world. Continue reading “The centenary of the CCP”

Is Israel to become Palestine?

Israelis celebrated in the streets – Bibi was out, a new government is in. At least, some Israelis were celebrating. The celebrations may be short-lived, for reasons to follow. This post follows on from the last three regarding the recent Gaza-Israeli war, and poses the question in the title: Is Israel to become Palestine? Maybe the more appropriate question would be, will Israel cease to exist in its current form, possibly to be absorbed into the neighboring states? Or will a completely new state emerge? As events have shown and as the situation stands, it would appear the days of the Israeli Zionist state are numbered, for reasons we will outline here. We will look at some background and the astrology for Israel in this post in search of an answer to the question posed in the title. Continue reading “Is Israel to become Palestine?”

The 10 Jun 2021 eclipse

On the 10th of June 2021 there will be an annular solar eclipse, meaning the Moon will not completely cover the Sun. The eclipse path will cover the arctic region. For people living there, the eclipse will appear as a ‘ring of fire’. This will be the 23rd eclipse of the solar Saros series 147, The eclipse path will begin near Winnipeg, Canada and will end in the Russian far east, passing directly over the North Pole, with the maxim eclipse occurring at the Nares Strait. There is some good symbolism in this eclipse, especially for the US and Russia. Continue reading “The 10 Jun 2021 eclipse”

The Cancer solar ingress 2021

The Aries to Cancer quarter for 2021 has been quite an exciting period, with Mars out-of-bounds for two-thirds of the quarter. ‘Exciting’ may not be the word some readers would use to describe a quarter marked by the world being on the edge of WWIII over the Donbass, a war in Israel between Hamas and the IDF, an insurrection by Palestinians against Israeli security forces, the strange case of the Ryanair flight in Belarus, the Ever Given incident, and so forth. But yet to other readers, some other rather major and positive changes have come out of that period. The Aries quarter lived up to its forecast and then some. The Cancer-to-Libra quarter will appear to be a smoother ride, but beware the hidden agendas, the big fails and blunders and the tests of nerves. For this quarter, security concerns will see marked and perhaps revolutionary crossroads and turning points. Continue reading “The Cancer solar ingress 2021”

The Israeli ceasefire: Victory or defeat for whom?

Update on Palestine, 21 May 2021: A ceasefire was declared for 2:00 am on the 21st in the Gaza bombing campaign, “Operation Guardian of the Walls”. The Palestinians have prevailed. It was a unilateral ceasefire on the part of the Israelis, voted for unanimously by the Israeli Security Cabinet. This came after a phone call by Biden on Wednesday, where he stated that “he expected a significant de-escalation today on the path to a ceasefire“. The Israeli bombings ended with a phone call. Hamas followed suit. There were celebrations well into the night in Gaza and Jerusalem. Palestinians were praying freely in Al-Aqsa mosque Friday morning. Continue reading “The Israeli ceasefire: Victory or defeat for whom?”

Hamas and Israel’s black year

Following on the Sheikh Jarrah post, we see that the current bombings and air strikes in Israel and Gaza are more than a flash in the pan or an isolated event. This is the end result of interventions in the region of the Levant and the larger region of West Asia that have been ongoing for at least a century, having possibly reached the end of their line in Israel, now in the throes of what just might well be the final showdown between the Palestinians and the Zionists. If events go according to plan – yes, there is a plan – the peoples of West Asia will no longer have the Zionists to meddle in their affairs, which means the Western powers will no longer have their ‘land-based aircraft carrier’. What follows will not be easy to read, as events have gone beyond any reasonable hope of a peaceful resolution to the current crisis, the reason for saying so to be outlined in this post. But in understanding the strategies working out, a door opens to a brighter and peaceful future for the region. Continue reading “Hamas and Israel’s black year”

Sheikh Jarrah

Since the 6th of May this year, Israel has experienced the worst violence it has seen in years. It began between Palestinian protesters and Israeli settlers and police over a planned Israeli Supreme Court decision regarding what would have been forced evictions of Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, East Jerusalem. The violence has coincided with the holidays of Laylat al-Qadr and Jerusalem Day, the former being an Islamic holy day and the latter being an Israeli holiday. Jerusalem Day is opposed by left-wing Israelis and Palestinians. It is marked by the ‘Dance of the Flags’ through the streets of Jerusalem to the Western Wall and has often provoked violent clashes. This year was exceptional in terms of the escalation of violence, escalating at Al-Aqsa Mosque. Israel currently faces an uncertain future, shown in its astrology and in the current events. Continue reading “Sheikh Jarrah”

The Iran-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership

Receiving little notice or discussion in the mainstream press, Iran and China have just signed a comprehensive strategic agreement, stretching over 25 years, to the tune of upwards of $500 billion. In other words, this is a permanent agreement, if one thinks in the long term, as do most Asian nations. The agreement will be a boon to both Iran and China – a win-win agreement for sure. It will also mark some serious re-thinking of strategies in the West relative to Asia and especially to the Middle East, now known as West Asia. The Beltway is not happy about the agreement, for obvious reasons given their current animosity to both Iran and to China. This agreement bears a closer look, as it marks the start of big changes to come in the power base in West Asia and American influence therein. Continue reading “The Iran-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership”