.....STAR* MEDIA* - ASTROLOGY of THE NEWS.....
Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Mudslides
& The Bird Flu
What is Going On ?!
Every two years or so the planet Mars goes into an apparent Stationary
position in the Heavens. In astrology Mars is dubbed the Small Malefic
(as opposed to Saturn - the Great Malefic), and when Mars makes such a
Station its potential for wrecking havoc and spreading death and
destruction is even greater.
This is especially so when Mars joins forces with Saturn -
currently in Leo, and Neptune
- currently in Aquarius. Together, this
trio is creating a difficult configuration in the heavens, giving
humanity the collective feeling that God's Wrath has been inflicted upon
them in Biblical proportions.
So, What is Exactly
Going On? Here is the Breakdown:
is making the Station in
- the earth Sign.
- the Ancient God that ruled the Ocean and its storms, is now in
- The symbol of the Water Bearer in the sky. When Water mixes with Earth
we get levees washed away by the water of the ocean in Louisiana,
Mississippi and Texas by
Hurricanes Katrina & Rita.
also get mudslides in
Guatemala, burying whole towns.
had time to catch our breath - the earthquake in Pakistan and Kashmir
happened, killing tens of thousands of people. Here, again, the earth
was shaken and moved. To top all that, we have a world-wide
scare of The
Bird Flu, which
threatens to become a pandemic. Cosmically, the pandemic factors are
is making it more
acute and urgent.
is the Great Malefic, and also the Great Teacher, but the lessons
come the very hard way. Every two and a half years it "visits" another
sign in the Zodiac, and "puts the house in order...", drawing
our attention and rectifying conditions that have been neglected. It is the time when we are called upon to work harder, go without, and
learn to give up the things that are not absolutely necessary for life. It paves the way to
a new life and the renewal that follows, after we
paid our dues.
charts below tell some of the story:
the natal connections between between these Planets and how their
positions are activated by the Current Transits.
in Sagittarius and the
Right to Die
Terri Schiavo Story
All too often we are gripped by the drama of dying, lived in the public
eye for all of us to see. As we share the grief of the individuals
involved, it also reminds us of our own mortality. Such was the case of
TERRI SCHIAVO, the woman who died in Florida on .... after almost
fifteen years in a hospice bed in a clinically brain-dead state.
Terri worked as an insurance clerk for Prudential Insurance both in Pennsylvania and Florida. She wanted to be a
veterinarian. Her husband Michael worked as a restaurant manager, then became a respiratory therapist and registered nurse. He works in a hospital emergency room.
On February 25, 1990 Terri Schiavo collapsed in her home. Interruption of oxygen flow to her brain caused permanent brain damage. Severe brain damage caused by a cardiac arrest, believed to be brought on by
her eating disorder, which was not diagnosed as such at the time. Her husband, Michael Schiavo, was appointed by a court as her legal
guardian, and was awarded $1 million in a malpractice judgment. It has been reported that the money is
gone, as most of the funds were spent on medical and legal bills.
At some point, her husband requested that her feeding tubes should be
removed so she can be allowed to die, as he said she would have wanted.
Her parents put up a legal fight in the state and federal court, but
were turned down. The story made headlines news in the US and around the
world, and on ...?? Terri died while the world was watching. This
unfortunate personal story became the subject of political debates on
"the Right to Die" or "The Right to Life"
close look at both Terri's & Michael's charts reveals that the
explanation is found in Michael's chart, NOT in Terri's chart
cannot deal with the metaphysical issue that arises from this fact, and
only look at what the charts have to to say.
At the heart of Michael's chart lies a T-Square composed of Moon-Mars-Saturn-Neptune.
This is an extremely difficult configuration which spells 'injury or
danger to the life of a female' (Moon-Mars-Saturn), 'pain and suffering'
(Moon-Saturn), and 'a long chronic illness of a female'
(Moon-Saturn-Neptune). With the Sun-Mercury in Aries, which can provide
a quick response to situations, Michael worked in the emergency room.
His work as respiratory therapist is indicated by the Saturn-Neptune,
which indicates long-term chronic disease and problems with lungs or
Terri's chart has some indications, which are not as immediately vivid,
but do complete the story. Sun-sq-Uranus
tells of the stroke and Sun-sq-Pluto
tells of Death as an important theme in life. Is it possible that her
eating disorder was a secret death-wish and Michael's presence (and his
chart) in her life precipitated it? Terri also shared the difficult Saturn-Neptune
aspect with her
(the sign of death) in her solar
8th House (the part
of the chart that signifies death) is another tell-tale indicator.
legal battle that reached the Supreme Court is indicated by Terri's Sun-in-Sagittarius
- the sign that indicates the legal system and lawyers. This symbolism
of Legal issues connected with Death has been brought home to us by
the Transit of Pluto-in-Sagittarius
(1996 -2008). The
media and people in the whole world were watching as Terri's case was
being decided in the courts. It became a "Right to Life" &
a "Right to Die" issue and everyone was participating in the
Planet of Transformation
changes things and attitudes slowly and thoroughly, from the foundation
up, by destroying the Old before the New can come in. As this Transit
progresses, we will also see its effects in the world religions, in
Foreign Relations, Migrant Workers, and changes in the legal systems. In
the 60's Pluto affected the chart of the USA, when we witnessed
assassination of a President, his Brother and a leader of Civil Rights.
We also saw the Vietnam War, The Six Day War, the Students Demonstration
and the introduction of the Pill. Now we have a chance to learn from
important to note Chiron
in Terri's chart. Chiron
is known as the Wounded Healer, and I call him the Pointer in the Chart -
it points to where it hurts, which is also the place where healing
can come from. It's the kind of healing that usually comes by helping other people in the same area
of suffering because you know how it feels, you've been there. You heal
yourself by helping and healing other people.
(the sign of illness, medicine & hospitals) is pointing to her Sun-Pluto-Uranus.
also bring issues of control, writing wills, and life-after-death.
her death, Terri did just that for all us. She made us aware of the need
to plan for our own mortality, and write a living will for the time when
we are not in control.
Weitzman - Israel's Former President Died
April 24, 2005, as Transiting Mars is opposing the Mars in Israel's
chart and (T) Saturn is hovering over Israel's MC (signifying the
government) Ezer Weitzman, the former President of Israel,
was the nephew of the first president of Israel,
Dr. Haim Weitzman. At
times controvertial, he was well liked in Israel and was known for his
blunt and popular style of expression, his witty remarks and his sense
of humor. He was the
commander of the Israeli air force and for many years flew his private
black painted World War II Spitfire airplane.
political affiliation was right wing, yet he was not perceived as a
militant extremist, and, like many others, he was a member of a
generation that grew up with the Arab neighbors and got to know them.
Gemini contains the symbolism
of Two, so true to form, he had to be voted twice on in the
Knesset (Israeli parliament) because there were problems with the
On May 13, 1993 he was sworn in as President.
The Gemini person needs to be connected
with travel and all forms of communication and learning, so he served as
Minister of Transportation, and later of Science & technology.
Incidentally, his famous Uncle (see 2nd chart), prior to becoming the
first president of Israel, was s scientist, who worked with the British
in WW-I, and whose efforts and connections helped secure the support of
England for the Jewish State. A scientific institute is named after him.
Note how their charts are connected by the Sagittarius
- the sign of higher education.
following dates describe important milestone in his life:
Born in Tel Aviv on 6/15/24.
1939 - joined the Hagana (a Jewish defense organization).
1941 - First military commanding course.
1944 - Became a pilot.
1944-1949 Served in
the British Air Force in Egypt and in India.
of the air force.
1966-1969 A member
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
1969-1972 Retired from the
army. Minister of Transportation.
1977-1980 Defense Minister
in the Likkud Government.
1978 - Important role in
achieving the Peace Treaty with Egypt.
Minister of Science And technology.
1991 - His son and
daughter-in-law were killed in a car accident.
1993 - Became the seventh
president of Israel.