2023 and the Black Rabbit – the planetary indicators

The 22nd of January marks the start of the Year of the Black Rabbit. We go into this year with rising inflation across the West and much of the world, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and rising protest movements in many parts of the world. If we thought the Black Rabbit might bring a kinder, softer year, we would be mistaken. 2023 will mark a decided pivot in the international power structure, with all the attendant restiveness and uncertainty that such change inevitably brings. For more, read on. Continue reading “2023 and the Black Rabbit – the planetary indicators”

Planetary indicators for 2022

As we leave 2021 and remember the year that was, it was a mixed affair. From the post for the planetary indicators for last year, if we had a feelin’ ’21 was gonna be a good year, it was in some respects, in that the pandemic began to lose force, despite what we are seeing with omicron at the moment. Western nations remained open for the better part of the year. Shops here in Italy, for instance, began to reopen, with new ones taking the place of the ones gone into memory. But as the year progressed, fear of the pandemic began to give way to the realization that all is not on the up-and-up with our governments and that moneyed interests are able to pull too many strings in the halls of power in distinction to the public getting what we really need. In the coming year a Black Tiger lies in wait in the sea of public opinion. Will it pounce on our elites, like the bronteroc in Don’t Look Up, or will it scare us all into submission? Probably we will see elements of both, but ultimately, we will decide. Continue reading “Planetary indicators for 2022”

The Cancer Ingress 2020 and three US eclipses

The first astrological quarter of 2020, starting at the Aries ingress, has seen many illusions shattered and others promoted. Most of all, it has signalled wider conflicts to come that are taking shape now. From the demonization of China by the US, the riots and protests that are taking place across the United States and Europe, the exposure of inadequacies (putting it mildly) in the approach of Western governments to the Covid-19 crisis, we see a world on edge, questioning old established orders and intensifying at various velocities worldwide. The next quarter, starting with the Cancer ingress of the Sun, will mark a breaking point in many areas. We already see it forming, but it will be accelerated through the 2nd astrological quarter of this year, from June through September. Continue reading “The Cancer Ingress 2020 and three US eclipses”

Eclipses

Happy Chandra Grahan and Guru Purnima! For the first time in 149 years, apparently. But that’s not why we are here. We have an eclipse today, a lunar eclipse, and this particular eclipse signals important events to come. We’ll get to why later. In general, eclipses are a foundational piece of astrological knowledge and forecasting. What do eclipses signal and how? How do they affect us personally? Which ones are more important, or are they all of equal importance? So many questions and possibilities are indicated by eclipses. This short piece is my sharing of a thumbnail of the experience I have had with eclipses in forecasting and in looking at effects. There is much more that could be said, and books have been written on the subject. But, what follows could be called ‘eclipses in a nutshell’. Continue reading “Eclipses”

The Cancer ingress and two eclipses bring interesting times

The June solstice takes place on 21 June 19 at 3:54 UT. This will be the summer solstice for the northern hemisphere and winter for the southern hemisphere. I do not normally do posts for ingress figures, but this northern summer looks to be out of the ordinary for reasons we will get to. There are also two eclipses this three-month period which we will also cover in this post. Continue reading “The Cancer ingress and two eclipses bring interesting times”

Mars, Uranus and a few eclipses…What could possibly go wrong?

There are times during each year when the world seems to be a more restive place, with a greater number of accidents, events, military actions and so forth. The period from the start of May this year to the present has been such a time, especially since the end of July. There are many planetary factors that can signal those sorts of periods, and we normally associate the bigger events with the outer planets. Eclipses signal such events, too, and the severity of them can be exacerbated by peaks in sunspot activity. However, at the moment we find ourselves in the beginning of a solar minimum and half of this year has been devoid of sunspots. Yet, the world has been more restive since the start of May. But it is not simply that there has been such activity. Rather, if is that some of the events that took place since that time have been key events that will shape outcomes into the future, such as the abrogation of the JCPOA by the US, further sanctions on Iran, and so forth. So, where do we begin to look for the unsettled times we have been seeing? Continue reading “Mars, Uranus and a few eclipses…What could possibly go wrong?”