Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Who is Donald Sterling? NBA owner team banned for life over racist remarks

Donald Sterling is the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball franchise of the NBA, and the longest tenured owner at this time.

A recorded conversation between he and his girlfriend recently took place in which he told her not to 'bring black people to his games, or be photographed with them." Following is part of the transcript published on TMZ Sports.

-- "It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?" (3:30)

-- "You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that ... and not to bring them to my games." (5:15)

-- "I’m just saying, in your lousy f******* Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people." (7:45)

-- "...Don't put him [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me. And don't bring him to my games." (9:13)

April 29, Sterling was fined 2.5 million dollars, banned from the NBA for life, and the team will be sold according to the NBA.

Donald Sterling was born April 26, 1934 in Chicago Illinois.

He is a 5 degree Taurus with a Mars at 2 degrees Taurus. Taurus is a fixed sign and this combination is indicative of someone who can be very determined and forceful in life. He lived his life as a force to be reckoned with.

According to the Encyclopedia of Psychological Astrology, racism or intolerance shows up as "Mercury afflicted by Uranus in the fixed signs, (Sterling's Mercury-Uranus is in Cardinal signs, not fixed) tends to make an intolerant, self-opinionated individual, and the same occurs when Mercury is similarly afflicted by Mars or Saturn although the very manifestation will vary with the nature of the aspecting planet. The fixed signs as a whole tend toward conservatism, and in weak specimens bigotry, and the Sun or Moon therein may tend to intolerant feelings and Saturn may be intolerant."

While Sterling's Mercury is not in fixed signs his Sun-Mars is fixed, along with his Saturn is Aquarius, and his Mercury T-square shows a issue with speech, or the way he communicates with and about others, that has likely been a lifelong issue.

Mercury rules our thinking and speech and Sterling's Mercury forms part of a T-square with Jupiter and Pluto. While T-squares are often found in the charts of  successful individuals they are a complex and difficult natal transit combining the energy of the three planets.

A T-square is a pattern shaped like a T, involving an opposition and two squares.  It symbolizes great difficulty but can spark action and drive a individual toward necessary resolutions.

Mercury lies at 18 degrees of Aries conjucnt Uranus and square Pluto in Cancer at 22 degrees. It opposes Jupiter at 16 Libra. 

Mercury square Pluto combinations are intense, determined and can manipulate others using the 'silent treatment.' These individuals can express themselves harshly and come across as insensitive which can arouse bitterness form others. Their behavior can be extreme-criticizing one moment and handling themselves with poise under fire the next moment. They can be verbally abusive if they haven't learned better and nothing escapes their attention. Mercury square Pluto can be, and generally is very opinionated.

Sterling's Mercury conjucnt Uranus at 27 Aries is indicative of someone who can have scattered thinking at times or blurt things out but these individuals are generally very intelligent and sometimes internet or technologically savvy.

Sterling is/was an attorney and real estate developer before buying the Clippers in 1981.

Mercury opposing Jupiter tends toward expansive and sometimes sloppy thinking. Opinions are often based on shabby evidence and may lack common sense or come across as a know it all.

Jupiter square Pluto transits are sometimes found in the charts of politicians. Jupiter rules values, and a square to Pluto can color one's opinions in a strong manner. This transit tends to cause one to rebel against existing codes of ethics. These individuals enjoy wheeling and dealing and are often connected with large scale enterprises.

Sterling has a Venus at 19 Pisces, showing a compassionate side, and to his credit has contributed to charitable causes for the disadvantaged, although some of them have been seriously questioned.

Sterling's Moon is in Virgo or Libra, depending on time of birth which has not been published.

He is no stranger to controversy and accusations of racism, however. According to Wikipedia in 2006 the Department of Justice sued Sterling for housing discrimination in using race as a factor in filling some of his apartment buildings. In February 2009, Sterling was sued by a former longtime Clippers executive for on the basis of age and race. The lawsuit alleges Sterling told the plaintiff that he wanted to fill his team with "poor black boys from the South and a white head coach".

At the time the tapes were released detailing the conversation between Sterling and his girlfriend, the Grand Cross fell-is currently falling on his Jupiter in his eighth house. Jupiter rules money and values, and Uranus will continue to oppose his eighth house planet throughout the summer and again next year.

As the eighth house rules lawsuits and joint finances Sterling's wife is actually suing Sterling's alleged girlfriend, Vanessa Stiviano, to whom Sterling gave real estate and personal property. Mrs. Sterling claims the property was marital property and not his to give.

Neptune will oppose his natal Neptune at over the next several years in Sterling's fifth house of children and love affairs. This shows a disintegration of his working arrangements and a downfall due to a love affair. Neptune transits are often connected with a fall from grace, and they have a disintegrating type of  influence on whatever house and planet it aspects. We do not have a time of birth, but using his Sun sign this transit will affect work, friends, children and his love life.

Pluto will square Jupiter in his seventh house over the next few years and this transit shows he will likely lose a great deal of money and likely divorce, and his values may change ultimately. There may also be other lawsuits.

I do not see a miraculous comeback, and given his age it seems unlikely. More likely than not, Sterling's opinionated viewpoints now public knowledge along with his convoluted personal life will and have caused his fall from grace and downfall.

Can anything positive come of this? Sadly, racism is still alive and well in 2014. By bringing it into the sunlight and reporting it for all to see we can only move forward as a society and as a nation toward a better future for all. On April 29, the NBA clearly made a statement this will not be tolerated.

 

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Solar eclipse in Taurus April 29: the (new) age of materialism


 

April's solar eclipse falls at 8 degrees 52 minutes of Taurus April 29, 2014 at 2:14 a.m., EST and on April 28, 11:14 p.m., PST.

The Taurus/Scorpio axis represents the second/eighth houses of money and wealth along with security and this will be a theme of this eclipse.

The grand cross is ushering in a new area and we may not see all of the events and changes in the world for a while or weeks to come. We have seen many events occur and most of us have felt or experienced the stressful energy in some way, personally, especially the cardinal signs.

Not all events relating to the grand cross will be negative, and it will bring in revolutionary ideas and events, unexpected twists and turns and allow us to go in new and different directions. Eclipse energy is not easy however, and this eclipse will set off more events.

While the lunar eclipse of April 15 affected Cardinal signs, this eclipse will have more of an effect on the fixed signs-Aquarius, Scorpio, Taurus and Leo, or those who have fixed planets in their charts.

The eclipse chart is set for April 29, Washington, DC.

The ascendant of this chart is Aquarius at 5 degrees, the sign of the people, groups and the collective as was the lunar eclipse.

Neptune lies at 6 degrees Pisces in the first house showing issues surrounding water, oceans, gas, oil and perhaps  even chemical weapons and gasses of different types. Neptune rules oil and according to Nicholas Champion, also rules war: "Because of its associations with confusion and delusion Neptune can rule war, and in this respect shows very strongly in the chart of fascist Italy  where the main motive for war was national glory, and where the main result was confusion. Neptune also rules scandals, the results of confusion and deception."

Neptune in this position shows the suffering of large groups of people, which is pretty much a given at this time in the world, one way or another. It also casts a shadow of secrecy-deception over this chart, and events that are occurring during this period.

The Sun represents the President and government and is conjunct the Moon and Mercury in the third house of communications which will be vital and important. Mercury is opposing Saturn  in the ninth house of foreign relations showing us stern, communication with little compromise when it comes to foreign entities. The Sun, Moon and Mercury are supported by Pluto in the twelfth house of secrets and Jupiter in the sixth house ruling workers, trade unions, the military and national defense, national health and health workers.

The third house also represents trade (trading partners), roads, neighborhoods, railways, telephones, schools, postal services, newspapers, computer terminals, television, freedom of speech, official announcements, the education system and neighboring countries as well, and there will be a focus on third house matters. Accidents of many types, even earth related events are possible with this chart and situations that could involve young people.

Pluto is directly opposing the US Sun in its natal chart, and this shows us there will be ferocious, malevolent opposition to the US and its policies . Uranus is square the US Sun bringing change and unexpected events and with Jupiter conjunct this shows a desire for expansion of US ideals.

In President Obama's chart this eclipse, along with the Sun and Mercury oppose Neptune in his 9th house of foreign relations. This shows a confused, muddled or deceptive situation. Mercury square his Sun showing a battle of words and possible concern over transport and younger people. Neptune will oppose  his Pluto throughout the spring/summer showing a convoluted, deceptive and lengthy period of trial with those known 'open enemies.'

The ruler of the eclipse Venus, lies at 25 degrees of Pisces trine Saturn showing wealth and national wealth.

According to astrologer Jude Cowell, this eclipse sets off the 1881 natal horoscope of the Robber Barons, " those plutocrats whose progeny, both biological and philosophical, continue to lord it over the American people as if plutocrats are monarchs--you know, the 1% of wealthy elitists in the US, many of whom owe their power and extreme wealth to ancestors whose vast fortunes were made or increased during the last 20 years of the 19th century: Carnegies, Rockefellers, Morgans, etc, with the Rothschilds hiding behind the velvet curtain of privilege as well."

Cowell writes, " Mercury @12Tau31 is nearby in 3rd house of Communications, Transport, Neighborhoods, Siblings, and Early Education. Mercury, the Orator, also conjoins deceptive Neptune in the 1881 chart in which Neptune rises indicating conditions out of control and possibly water, oil, and/or gas issues with a potential for poisonous conditions.

Since we already have toxic conditions in West Virginia, North Carolina, and elsewhere, we may expect the April 29, 2014 to bring these concerns even more front and center with hopefully no further environmental catastrophes to deal with."

The third house deals with transport and transportation and I heard an interesting commentary  on NPR discussing ranchers aversions in the Midwest to the transportation of tar sands across America by rail, recently.

Mars is still opposing Uranus from the eighth house of taxpayer money, death and transformation, and the eighth/second house of this chart is in focus (money, wealth, income, death) along with the third/ninth houses, and twelfth/sixth. The twelfth house deals with secrets, elements of a subversive nature, and the Jupiter-Pluto opposition represents those with an agenda to push, the rise of terrorism and individuals who believe they are right about something.

On a side note, with the search for MH370 in the Indian Ocean, I believe an effort will begin to map the oceans of the world, and this will lead to many new interests, developments and even companies that will emerge as leaders in this endeavor.

Taurus is about the earth, rich pleasures and represents the peak of spring. Perhaps now is the time to take a moment to relax and enjoy amid the chaos. After all, this moment will never return again.

 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Eclipse in Libra: relationships and our connections with others


 

The eclipse season begins and April's first eclipse falls at 25 degrees of Libra, and this is a full moon/lunar eclipse occurring April 15, at 3:42 a.m., EST.

As with all lunar eclipses, a full moon signals things and situations can come to fruition, that were often started on the New moon (March 30). Eclipses shed light on circumstances or reveal previously unknown situations.

This eclipse falls within days of the grand cross becoming exact with Mars, so this eclipse will set off the grand cross, and events that occur at this time will affect the world stage on a large scale as well as ourselves and our lives personally. The grand cross aspects everyone's chart but will affect you to a greater degree if personal planets in your chart are being aspected.

This eclipse is about relationships, and we have entered the pull of this energy. Romantic, friendship, business and connections with others of all types will be emphasized. Other seventh house issues may involve conflicts with those who are known to work against us, or 'open enemies,' and courts/legal events.

April 11, Venus conjuncts Neptune at 6 degrees of Pisces and this can create a glamorous illusion, or a false one. Neptune rules illusion, delusion and confusion, but as both Neptune and Venus are exalted this is a powerful configuration, but remember Neptunian illusions are not always grounded in reality.

Not all eclipse events are negative, but some things may end during this period. If your relationship is troubled look for issues to arise that could signal an ending, depending on what else is in your chart. On the other hand, this may be a time of freeing yourself from a situation or person that has held you back in some way.

April 14, Mercury squares Jupiter and conjuncts Uranus at 13 degrees Aries, and we are off to the races, so to speak. This will set off the grand cross, and events begin to unfold in our personal lives and the world for what they will be and bring.

Mercury-Jupiter tends to blow things out of proportion and Mercury-Uranus will be constant communication/thinking that comes at a rapid pace and can cause irritation. This can lead to sloppiness in thinking and at work, and for some it may bring flashes of brilliance. Unexpected news and communication may come suddenly and unexpectedly and accidents can occur if caution is not used.

Pluto turns stationary retrograde at 7:44 p.m. on the eve of the eclipse April 14, and this powerhouse planet-yes, I said planet-will bring to the forefront deep subconscious motivations that have been simmering underneath and situations become more intense or 'plutonian.' People in general will become more suspicious of others and we may feel the need to release that which is outworn or useless.

April 15, Mercury squares Pluto as it turns retrograde, and this is an obsessive transit not satisfied with surface answers. Issues and information may be revealed that are shocking.

April 16, Mercury will oppose Mars, and as the eclipse energy continues, this is a transit of mental activity, or argumentativeness/upset and accident prone. Consider the way you are speaking to others as there can be repercussions.

Harsh transits will continue to occur over the next two weeks and if your relationship is in trouble-whatever type of relationship it is, you should see the end result by the solar eclipse at the end of the month. This may not be the time to press issues, unless you are prepared for truth and consequences. Balance is called for in all relationships but it may be hard to find and in short supply over the next several weeks. Try and focus on finding balance and harmony in your own surroundings and life.

The World Stage and United States

The eclipse chart is set for April 15. 3:34 a.m. Washington, D.C. Like on the personal level this eclipse will deal with our relationships with others on a collective level.

The ascendant of this chart is 15 degrees Aquarius and it's ruler Uranus lies in the second house of money/income, conjunct Mercury opposing Mars in the eighth house. The second-eighth house axis deals with money, credit, income, multinational finance and corporations, taxes and other people's money and security.

The eighth house also rules death, public mortality, taxes and rebirth and transformation on a national scale.

As Mercury and Uranus are conjunct information will be shocking, fast and could involve children, young people and the world of technology-internet-communications. A new virus called Heartbleed has emerged that has been said to bypass security measures and now would be the time for more information to come to light regarding this situation.

Uranus events lend themselves to sudden, unexpected and explosive situations. Weather-earth related events can be extreme around this eclipse.

Mercury squares Pluto in the 11th house of groups and organizations and is obsessive, and issues of a worldwide nature that affect large groups of people (and the media) will come into focus. Pluto rules oil and nuclear energy and this is a transit that may bring bullies to light, whether on a small or worldwide scale.

Mercury squares Jupiter in the fifth house of children. We will likely be dealing with issues concerning children/young people. Jupiter opposes Pluto from the fifth house and this transit is indicative of terrorism and we could see incidents that occur in places of entertainment.

Mercury opposing Mars is argumentative, angry and volatile and can involve communication of all types. It becomes exact in its opposition to Mars over the next several days. Transportation problems and accidents will be another issue that can come to light.

The Sun rules the President and government and also falls in the second house (money-income) and opposes the Moon in the eighth house of money/death. The US President could become involved in some type of financial concern connected to national or international finance/security. Sun-Moon oppositions heighten the emotionality of situations.

The eclipse falls in President Obama's eighth house of finance, death and rebirth and is square Saturn in his twelfth house. Moon square Saturn is harsh, deals with restrictions, and elements of a subversive, hidden and secretive nature in the twelfth.

All in all five out of ten planets fall on the second-eighth house axis showing events of a transformative nature that involve our relationships with others, finance, and potential death in the news, and the possibility of some type of national rebirth in several areas.

Pluto, Uranus, Jupiter, Mercury and Mars all fall on the US natal chart Sun showing trouble, aggravation, anger and potential aggressiveness in connection with the United States in more than one area over the next several weeks.

Monumental power struggles in many areas will occur over the next few weeks that involve social and political, financial, environmental, military, even religious forces that are often hidden that are striving to break down our structures we have taken for granted for years, and this is done with a secretive and deliberate attempt by individuals and entities that remain hidden.

Aquarius's co-ruler is Saturn, and it is retrograde and lies in the ninth house governing foreign affairs, world view, education and travel, and it makes no aspects.

Neptune lies in the first house and is still conjunct Venus with a 4 degree orb in Pisces. Neptune in the first house shows us we may not know all that is going on, and some may be susceptible to glamorous illusions or untruths.

Neptune rules the ocean and water, cinema, religion, spirituality, psychics, religion, drugs and alcohol,  lies and deception.

Venus is trine Jupiter, sextile Pluto and this may lend an element of pleasure to the days around the eclipse. Remember Nero fiddled as Rome burned.

As with every eclipse good and bad events will occur. We could see emerging technology and the potential of medical breakthroughs and creative endeavors in film, music and spirituality. One way or another the grand cross will change the world we live in and set the tone for many years to come.

Russia's President Putin will be play a role in the grand cross as it falls dead on his 13 degree Sun. As Mars opposes his Sun he is set for a conflict with the United States and others as Mars and the grand cross fall on the US Sun at the same time.

It is likely he will feel empowered and in a war like frame of mind, and political minds say Civil War in the Ukraine is possible. Should he take these steps he will be faced with many enemies as Saturn will square his Jupiter in the seventh house (open enemies) within six weeks, and this could lead to some type of US involvement in the situation one way or another.

The next eclipse occurs April 28-29 at 9 degrees of Taurus and this will be a time of new beginnings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Stabbing rampage at PA school:The astrological chart

A multiple stabbing rampage occurred at Franklin Regional High school in Murrysville, Pa involving at least 20 students. The first call came in to police April 9, at 7:13, and this is the time used to set the chart for this event.

The spring equinox chart set for April 20, clearly showed volatile/potentially deadly events involving children, as discussed on blog talk radio with AstrologerNYC, and needless to say this event is one of many that will occur this month as the Grand Cross becomes exact.

The ascendant of the chart for this event is 27 degrees of Aries, ruled by Mars the planet that governs steel, guns and knives and is a male influence. The perpetrator is a 16 year old male Sophomore according to reports.

Mars is retrograde at 18 degrees of Libra in the 6th house, having just crossed the Sun in the 12th house, and Mars opposing the Sun shows a violent event (s) will occur.

Two other planets along with the Sun-Mercury and Uranus, lie in the twelfth house of situations that are secret and hidden and the twelfth house is considered the house of subversive activities.

Mercury rules young people and in Aries shows an angry, determined young man, acting impulsively, and the Sun opposes Mars and Uranus at 18-19 degrees of Aires/Libra..

The four planets in involved in the grand cross: Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter lie in the twelfth, ninth house of education and third house (ruling the mind, neighborhoods), and Mars is now within orb to set off events of the grand cross.

The moon lies at twelve degrees of Leo in the fifth house showing us children, square Saturn in Scorpio in the seventh house revealing a grim event involving children with eighth house connotations of death.

Venus and Neptune are conjunct within three degrees of Pisces in the eleventh house of groups/institutions (school) and Neptune shows the possibility of drug involvement of some type and a confused, unstable individual, who may have had a convaluted emotional-romantic involvement.

The school was reported to not have metal detectors.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Grand Cross event calendar/timeframes for April


 

April 2014 the grand cross becomes exact and we will see many events occurring in the world and our personal lives of large magnitude.

Events personally and in the world will be more likely to occur on the dates listed below, but as the planets become exact events may be set off simply as a result of the energy of the big three planets coming together, Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter, or by the moon. Moon transits are not included in this list. Events may occur in the day or two before or after the event date.

1-The March 30, New Moon will 'set off' the grand cross at 10 degrees of Aries and from this point forward the energy of the planets involved will continue to escalate through April. If you have personal planets at 8-14 degrees or so of Cardinal signs (Cancer, Capricorn, Libra and Aries) this new moon and the grand cross will affect you more so than others. New moons generally coincide with new beginnings, but as this moon aspects the grand square it may seem like a full moon in strength.

2-March 29, Venus squares Saturn at 22 degrees of Aquarius-Scorpio on the eve of the new moon.

Event: Earthquakes shake Ca., more news on WA State mudslide

3-April 1-2 Sun squares Jupiter, conjuncts Uranus, squares Pluto setting off the grand cross

Events- Confusion over missing aircraft 370, earthquakes and fire in Chile, multiple shootings at Ft. Hood, TX.

4-April 8/9-Sun opposes Mars at 16 degrees Libra-Aries. A volatile transit that produces tempers, violence, accidents.

Event-School stabbing 24 people in PA.

5-April 11-Venus conjuncts Neptune- Could produce wet conditions, confusion in relationships, lack of clarity and focus, Venus rules women and money/values. Creativity and compassion in focus.

6-April 14-Mercury squares Jupiter, Mercury conjuncts Uranus, setting off the GC. Pluto goes stationary direct at 7:44 p.m. EST

Heavy news day with much communication that could be about technology, young people, accidents, travel, governments, unexpected news, much excitement and anger, hard to keep up with events as they will happen so fast.

Pluto turning direct awakens the 'sleeping giant' and agendas come out into the open and this is significant as it opposes the US natal Sun and amps up energy of the grand cross. A significant day.

 
7-April 15- full moon lunar eclipse 25 degrees Libra, Mercury squares Pluto.

A very significant time period. Events are triggered by eclipses and this one rules relationships and seventh house matters-relationships with all others, courts, laws, those considered 'open enemies,' whose interests oppose 'ours.' Mercury-Pluto reveals information, accidents, control, power struggles, obsessions, anger, media or media figures may be in the news, information about NSA could come to light, issues around young people.

 

8-April 16-Mercury opposes Mars Arguments, issues concerning travel, communications, young people, weapons, a great deal of mental energy in the world.

9-April 20-Jupiter squares Uranus, opposes Pluto This is the beginning of completion of the Grand Cross. We’ve seen many situations already, including the situation in Crimea, Syria, and Wall Street to name a few. Jupiter blows thing out of proportion, so we should expect the problems to be exacerbated over the next few weeks. This pass of the Uranus square Pluto completes tomorrow, although its effects have been felt for some time and will continue to be felt for a long while to come.  Changes in governments and the worldwide expansion of terrorism are front and center along with financial changes in the markets.

10-April 21-Uranus squares Pluto

11-April 22-Mars squares Jupiter and this completes and sets off the grand cross. This will blow things out of proportion and the question we have to ask is can we get through this period on the world stage without the escalation of a full blown fight.  The GC falls dead on the natal Sun in Vladimir Putin's chart, and the Sun in the US chart, to name a few.

12-April 23- Mars opposes Uranus, squares Pluto- We could see changes in financial markets and this along with yesterdays transit represents the peak of the GC and is very powerful. Mars-Uranus relates to explosions, explosive situations, bullies, control issues, obsessions, fights, electronics, violence, weapons, even nuclear energy. On a personal level avoid arguments and dangerous situations and places over the next few days both before and after. It is not a question of if this transit will manifest but rather to what degree it can be contained.

13-April 25-Sun conjuncts Mercury Issues of security and stability, young people, transport, much communication, willfulness.

14-April 28-29-Solar eclipse 8 degrees Taurus. Another critical juncture. Taurus rules the earth, and is connected with money, security.

15-May 2-Mercury opposes Saturn Negative communication news relating to transportation, young people, security.

 Not all events in April will be negative in the end, although it may seem that way as regeneration is occurring on many levels in the world and personally, and the nature of Pluto is to break down and rebuild in a stronger way. On a personal level we have an opportunity to break free of situations that have become oppressive or step into new situations we have desired for a long while. Good luck to all!