Here is a prediction that is sure to come true: During the afternoon of August 21st, 2017, the population of the United States will be looking at a solar eclipse which will darken the country from Portland in the West to Atlanta in the East. This is the first total eclipse in the USA since February 1979, which was incidentally the month Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran, with all the consequences this had for President Carter and his nightmare 444-day Iranian embassy hostage crisis. …Read More
Category: Adrian’s Articles 2000
They say the pen is mightier than the sword. The powers that be have feared satirists for centuries, and there have been many attempts to bully them into silence. In the 18th century, Voltaire, who for a period had to live in exile in London, was one of the most famous, renowned for ridiculing the French king and Catholic Church. Charlie Hebdo, the Paris-based satirical magazine continues the same tradition, skewering religious fundamentalism and political power abuse. …Read More
With the recent Turkish referendum, which potentially gives Recep Tayyip Erdogan much greater powers as president, the dream of integrating Turkey into an all-encompassing EU now seems to have been a mirage invented by European visionaries who have long since lost influence. Rising nationalism and its accompanying anti-Islam stance in Europe, Brexit, and a general drift towards nationalism rather than globalism has firmly drawn a line between Europe and Asia, and Turkey is on the other side of that line.
The Conjunction Cycle of Saturn and Pluto
If you can understand the meaning of planetary cycles, then you can understand the unfolding of history. From the monthly revolution of the Moon around the Earth, and the Earth’s yearly orbit of the Sun, to the combined cycles of the outer planets in relation to each other, each cycle reflects a precise idea or gestalt, which it brings into being. Each cycle has a unique meaning. Some cycles have a repetitive quality. For example, Pluto and Neptune conjoin every 492 years, always (in recent millennia) in Gemini. Neptune and Uranus, which conjoin every 172 years, conjoin about twice in the same sign, then twice in the next sign, so the last conjunction in 1993 was in late Capricorn, and the conjunction before that in 1821 was in early Capricorn. Saturn and Jupiter conjoin every twenty years, but these conjunctions repeat as a series in the same element every 800 years. A conjunction cycle in the Air element begins in December 2020 and will last 200 years.
It is amazing how much can be inferred about a person, even without knowing their horoscope. Any proficient sun sign astrologer knows how powerful the sun alone is in a sign, and how the sign ruler of the sun sign, in its orbit around the sun and interaction with the other planets, reliably provides background information about what is going on. In the first few months of 2012 for example, Mars was retrograde in Virgo. For Scorpios this is a solar 11th house placement, which means that constant reorganization in connection with groups has been a feature of this period, whilst for Aries, this is a solar 6th house placement, reflecting struggles in connection with the work environment and colleagues. Likewise Aquarians and Capricorns are sure to feel major changes as sign ruler Saturn moves from Libra to Scorpio on October 5th and they will find themselves profoundly affected by Saturn’s immediate trine to Neptune just 6 days later – a trine that will last well over a year. That should soften up the ambitions. …Read More
In the previous article on this subject, I examined predictable changes that would happen for people just because of their age. Knowing a person’s age means that you know the year of birth, and – perhaps with a little help from the planetary ephemeris – you will then know the sign positions of the outer planets and nodes. When the planet aspects itself at a specific age, then changes will take place according to the sign (and house) position of this planet. For example, I have Uranus in Cancer in the 9th house, and when I was 20 – 21 and Uranus squared its birth position, I was traveling in India and my wife-to-be gave birth to our son there… the creation of a family abroad. …Read More