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Will Mubarak run to Germany for better treatment?

Der Spiegel reports that Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak may soon retreat to a clinic in Germany’s Black Forest for “medical treatment”.

He must be fairly wumped out by now.

Yes, Mubarak has visited Germany before but considering his people’s call for his ouster NOW, this particular trip may plunk the German government into something of a political dilemma, ya?


Updated today: for Political Astrology content including articles on the uprising in Egypt (showing Egypt’s natal charts of 1922 and 1953 and its progressions for late January 2011 which reveal a YOD pattern of crisis); plus, Ronald Reagan’s legacy now affecting America (including links to Robert Parry’s excellent articles on the Reagan era), you may wish to visit Stars Over Washington. Or not.

Double Blast from the Sun, Pillars of Light, and Crisis in Egypt

The following post is a two-fer because I’m wondering if the Sun’s massive eruptions now are reflected in the violent riots going on this week in Egypt:

Space Weather News for Jan. 28, 2011

DOUBLE BLAST: This morning, a spectacular double eruption on the sun produced the strongest solar flare of the year so far (an M1-class event). Plasma clouds produced by the event are expected to miss Earth, so no geomagnetic storms are in the offing.

Today’s edition of SpaceWeather News highlights movies captured by SOHO and the Solar Dynamics Observatory.

STRANGE LIGHT PILLARS: A photographer has recorded extraordinary pillars of light shooting into the night sky from a corn mill in Nebraska. The tall luminous columns were capped with nested V-shaped tops that distinguish them from ordinary urban light pillars.

Check SpaceWeather.com for must-see photos and an explanation of the icy phenomenon.


Now published: today’s Stars Over Washington post concerning the riots and protests in Egypt this week and displaying both natal horoscopes – the Kingdom of Egypt (1922) and the Republic of Egypt (1953) – along with the country’s Secondary Progressions for January 26, 2011 which show a planetary pattern called a YOD (‘Finger of God’) indicating crisis and a turning point.

The energy of the YOD – as timed for Jan 2011 – is aimed directly toward the Progressed Moon (the fed-up people of Egypt) in Capricorn, sign of government, law, and business.

Today’s Uranus Rx Station @ AP w/ Sun Can-Moon Aries

‘We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.’

Edna Wheeler Wilcox

Whew! Been there, done that, haven’t you? Well, the poet’s natal Sun Cancer-Moon Aries blend is the prevailing flavor today, July 5, 2010, so her words seemed appropriate to mention. This blend has a protective-of-loved ones vibe which may be part of an important astrological influence concerning radical reformer, Uranus, as The Awakener stops at 00Ari35 (12:48:28 pm edt) and makes a Rx stand of some significance and strength which marks this week in history.

So if you’d care for more details on today’s Uranus Rx Station and on the YOD (‘Finger of God’ pattern) formed at the moment of it, please check out my just-published article at Stars Over Washington where the merits, delays, and new directions of Uranus’ Rx Station at AP are discussed.

And do leave your own insights and opinions in a Comment, if you wish. Let’s discuss!

A planetary Diamond for Dec 21, 2012?

Having just discovered Grand Trine’s analysis of special planetary configurations at the Winter Solstice of Dec 21, 2012 (the date marked on everyone’s calendar), an analysis which includes the unsettling YOD, plus a Diamond pattern that forms 15 hours later, I want to share the article link with you before I dash out the door (gotta motor!)

Plus, this makes it handier to locate the article for closer reading after I return. So check it out, if you’re into the 2012 stuff through the excellent lens of Astrology, and I’ll catch you and Grand Trines later…

Iraq War 2003 + March 28, 2008: composite chart with 3 YODs

Bush’s smirk 

With Iraq in eruption and crisis, and US airstrikes in progress, I have written an article on the Composite Davison chart (C/D) which averages two charts bwo time, date, and place and results in a third chart representing the blending of events/entities into a relationship chart.

A C/D chart is a good way to see how the present is affecting the past (or to see whatever time frame you wish to study blended with a chart of your choice) and some astrologers view them as having a karmic component. ‘Past affecting present’ definitely seems to apply to this ongoing struggle, so in this case, I’ve blended March 19, 2003 (at the White House where the order to invade was hatched) with March 28, 2008 in Baghdad:


And don’t fret if you’re not familiar with composite relationships charts–the midpoint pictures and the crisis-ridden YOD patterns formed are written out in English for anyone to read and recoil from.

As far as transits to the 2003 chart, the one that really stands out now esp since Mars is the ‘god of war’ is that Mars is opposite his position of March 2003, a time of constant attempts to cope with people whose purposes and actions are diametrically opposed to one’s own.

Physical efforts are of the “hitting one’s head against a brick wall” variety, and little or no ‘headway’ is made until this transit is out of orb. Many Mars folk–males between 25–36 years old, the military, police, etc–will wonder why this energy was expended in the first place and will feel it’s been wasted or misdirected (which it has. And with an opposition being a culmination or fulfillment point, will this attitude finally prevail over Dick Cheney’s “So?”)

~~And yes, transit Mars is still out-of-bounds–anti-socially lighting matches, setting fires, and hiding IEDs by roadsides, among other violent things~~

Shows of strength and aggression are met with equally determined force from others so that the focus should be on routine tasks quietly carried out–but somehow airstrikes don’t fall under this description, do they?

Sustaining controlled or stable physical efforts is difficult under a Mars–Mars opposition and so my prayers are with the people of Iraq and with the US soldiers who have been put unfairly and fraudulently into harm’s way–all for the sake of US imperialism and greed.

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