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Though any year can be called “memorable”, 2020 will undoubtedly be all of that because whatever emerges amid its turmoil, there will be real and marked change.

Clarity about the nature of the pressures building and the barriers passed might wait till the end of the year  and beyond, namely in the wake of an important conjunction at the Equinox on 21st December. However, significant conjunctions and factors precede 2020’s equinoctial event  and the movement towards change will be irrevocable and part of a larger turning of the ages, and life on the cusp.

Precisely when in astronomical terms the approximately 2100 years reign of one era gives way to another cannot be measured, but the end of 2020 and its December Equinox effectively serves as the nearest to a distinct celestial marker for entry into the age of Aquarius. It’s then that, following a total solar eclipse on the  14th December,  the generation chronometers, Jupiter and Saturn, make grand conjunction in air sign Aquarius. This is the first of an uninterrupted series of their conjunction across two hundred years of  in futuristic Aquarius and the air signs as opposed to earth signs which have been operative since the industrial revolution. The switch to air signals an inflow and consolidation of new interests, ideas and systems.

The inflow is unavoidable. Whether  it’s for  good or ill  depends on many things. Every incoming sign has its positives and negatives, though at its inception what’s ill may  not be  obvious. When any sign acquires an unfamiliar new strength, the sheer novelty can  seem the answer to everything unsatisfactory at the time and previously.

Way back in the seventies,  a new age figure, Sybil Leek, warned the coming age  might  shock many by being rather totalitarian.  It’s clearer now  that despite all the excited new age idealization of Aquarius in recent decades , society might soon find itself swept into unparalleled high tech arrangements supporting  super surveillance and limiting free speech.  As a sign and hence as an era, Aquarius has a dual Saturn/Uranus rulership, Senex et Puer, Age and Youth which need to cooperate. We have a taste of this issue in the increasing youth versus age conflict in politics, already well  exemplified in Thunberg versus Trump relation   Interestingly,  if her vision was  valid, the late Catholic seeress, Jeane Dixon, warned of the advent of a false prophet antichrist,  who would function like a guru to especially crowds of youth.  Born under a super-cluster of Aquarian planets back in the sixties, this person would deceptively precede the true and full expression of Aquarian Utopianism in the long desired Millennium.


Be that as it may, positioned on the cusp of the eras as we now are, for whole populations like those of  Lebanon, Hong Kong, Chile, Iraq, Iran, France  etc, late 2019 already carried the flavour of 2020. It did so because the period was already in the shadow of 2020’s first of that year’s major conjunctions between the slow moving and portentous Saturn and Pluto. The pair finally conjoin exactly around mid January (the 12th) at 22 Capricorn. This is likely to be a time (though not necessarily to the day) of considerable tension political and/or economic or even natural disturbance and in some places  given also asteroid Ceres involved, food shortages.

A Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn reverberates in the area of especially politics, leadership and economics…the more so as 12th January is preceded by a solar eclipse on 26th Dec at 4 Capricorn, and a lunar eclipse on the 10th January at 20 Cancer. (Eclipses engage themes that can work out across 6 months (lunar) and up to 12 months (solar) ). Both these eclipses lock in the power of the conjunction, engage and challenge the very public and political nature of the Cancer/Capricorn axis  which, however, is not especially democratic in feeling. In fact, as part of the current narrative, democracy is on the decline in the West,  not least in America and Israel which will be considerably involved in major currents of the time that lead towards he more Aquarian era mode.  Governments and leaders can topple in 2020 and corruption, both real and imagined, highlighted

A major current of the times but negatively, is simply lies, deception, fake news  and whatever undermines things. It’s a trend assisted by the fact that  at the end of the Neptune-ruled Piscean era, since 2012 Neptune has been particularly strong  in its natural sign  and will remain there several years yet during this time of transition.  At its highest level Neptune is enlightened mystical insight,  compassion and service.  At its lowest octave  it is  just  ultra-permissiveness , lies and self-deception   as of the white person self-identified as black and ready  to accuse whoever  challenges it as a bigot. The candle flame rises brightest  before extinction and the strongest Neptunian effects for good or ill attend the era-cuspal situation.


Both America and Israel are mired in  the charges and counter charges of noisy factions. The December solar eclipse at 4 Capricorn opposite modern Israel’s Venus at 4 Cancer, looks like a demand upon Israel in 2020 to sort out everything from the extraordinary stalemate that has overtaken its leadership and voting arrangements to working out some definitive Middle East peace deal (a Venus issue). This could be along the lines of Trump’s grand design, or Macron’s threatened alternative if things don’t hurry up,  or some new alignment with  Arab Gulf states with which Israel has been in quiet negotiation in  late 2019. It may be relevant  the solar eclipse begins over Mecca  and crosses Muslim zones on its way to South India and East towards the Philippines,

Israel’s  year will likely see both war and peace.  Since nowadays Israel seems to be so often on alert in a semi-war state or  in ignored or minimally reported skirmishes with Iranian proxies, it’s hard to pinpoint when there might be outright war but two seasons seem possible.   The month from the lunation of 23rd April at 3 Taurus which affects the nation’s ascendant and MC angles  and its moon could be  a trigger.  Hostilities might break out in August when that month’s lunation on the 19th makes conjunction with the national Mars in the nation’s destiny house while transiting Mars in bellicose Aries makes favourable, protective trine to the national Jupiter.

Given January’s lunar eclipse at 20 Cancer conjunct America’s Mercury at 22 Cancer, we can assume affairs of America are well in the spotlight, and divisively so in Mercurial style, whether in relation to impeachment, Israel, China or anywhere. Also that Trump won’t enjoy too much peace and overwhelming success given his natal restrictive Saturn within calling distance at 23 Cancer. The general security of America could be at risk during 2020. In  June the eclipse of the  21st falls on one of the 6 world points (the same O degree Cancer,  natal sign of America, that preceded 9/11. Since at the time of the eclipse America’s Mercury is degree exact opposed by Pluto, this is not a mark of safety for that month and following. Extreme situations and decisions are possible.

I am not well versed in the astrology of American politics or the status of Trump’s main rivals, but my impression is that Trump, who will suffer more Pluto opposition in  July,  probably won’t gain second election….or…he will do so narrowly and it will be burdensome for him  and he likely wouldn’t finish his term.  One could apply various judgements here,  but  my deduction is made simply from the way  the lunation prior to the Nov 3rd election is in degree exact stress square to Trump’s natal Saturn. Then on 4th November, when presumably America has the result, transiting Saturn squares Trump’s Venus, ruler of his leadership house. Granted Saturn can be involved with the weight of office for winners and losers alike, but one needs plenty of positive stuff to accompany a real winning streak

In Israel where embattled  Netanyahu may be correct that he is the object of a virtual coup, he is a little better placed than Trump. At any rate the January conjunction conjoins his natal Jupiter rather than his Saturn.  At the time of writing (early Dec 2019) it is expected Israel will go to a third election in probably March.  If Netanyahu can survive till then, things may go more in his favour, starting with a lunation in late February favourably trine his surprise bringing Uranus followed by a full moon in March which at 19 Virgo conjuncts his leadership Midheaven. Admittedly this moon  is directly opposed by the transiting Neptune at 18 Pisces which is tricky, deceptive and even belongs to a few potential mysteries pending for Israel and its leader that I’ll revert to in conclusion.



Britain with its 19 Cancer moon in the nation’s important 1801 Union chart conjuncted by  January’s lunar eclipse, could remain well challenged not only by ongoing Brexit issues but Scotland’s desire to leave the union and divide Britain.

Dividing the nation or not, the royal family will continue to be swayed and weakened as living symbols of the British system. With the January conjunction’s degree in exact stress square to Prince Andrew’s 22 Aries Destiny/Reputation Midheaven, he may be expected to further squirm in 2020 and the Epstein scandal remain news at some level. And  since the lunar eclipse  hits exact on the Queen’s fated nodal axis,  the scandal affects her at a time she is already revising her role and deputizing.

The Andrew scandal broke with Pluto at 21 Capricorn, degree exact on the queen’s ascendant. It was a time some astrologers for some years had quietly speculated she might pass. That this did not occur nonetheless reflects the intense blow to the monarch and monarchy of what has  happened. No one and nothing emerges unscathed or unchanged from what for many can be a once in a lifetime  Pluto transit.

Traditionally the chart of a monarch was the chart  for a nation itself. On that basis at least, even if a clear Brexit break is not clearly shown for Jan 31st,  the fact that the monarch’s chart has the Saturn/Pluto conjunction so close to her ascendant is eloquent. In normal circumstances it would indicate a person’s isolation or going it alone. Alternatively here it could point to British independence as a theme for the year.

Meanwhile Australia, battered in late 2019 by massive fires, severe drought, record heatwaves   and also political issues with China, doesn’t look promised too much relief. The Dec 2019 eclipse  within  3 degrees of the national Saturn is hardly promising could be belt tightening for the people and demanding for the leaders. The nation has  nonetheless hopefully seen its very worst as regards fires (their  November peak in 2019  when many places were affected as opposed to the current greater concentration on New South Wales) corresponded to enlarging Jupiter in fiery Sagittarius conjuncting  Australia’s natal Jupiter in Sagittarius…. It  would be alarming if the conjunction should be read as opening a whole new cycle rather than marking a peak. The full moon of November 2019  at almost 20 Taurus  was closely conjunct Australia’s Taurus moon, general ruler of the home, and as this is natally conjunct Flammeus, the perennial  danger to rural  home properties from fire seems inscribed).

According to the  Australia chart I use (1) with its destiny and leadership Midheaven and hence its opposite IC point representing the land at 24 Capricorn/Cancer, the nation should feel some effects of January’s eclipse and conjunction. And since at the time of writing Sydney is threatened by encircling fires, it is not reassuring that the Jan eclipse  is closely conjunct asteroid Sydney in the national chart (19.40 Cancer). One must hope it means  re-think about the often careless planning and building  in the sprawling city.   With Pluto mid year hanging around the nation’s  Destiny/Reputation/Leadership point, Republicanism may well be re-ignited and the ruling party much challenged and  forced to be more pro-active on climate, water, food supply and safety issues if it is to retain power.

Since modern Ireland’s natal Mars at 20 Aries in its sector of land and history gets stress squared by both the Cancer eclipse and the Capricorn conjunction, Eire looks to be as threatened as its new nationalists/populists are warning it is. Forces, apparently globalist in the EU and assisted by dubious members of the Irish government, have encouraged the setting up of Direct Provision centres.  Despite Ireland’s  own desperate problems with homeless people living on its streets, the government is  bussing in refugees of a kind unlikely to integrate and  into unsuspecting,  unconsulted villages including remaining pockets of so far preserved Gaelic culture regions. It looks like the powers-that-be seek to undermine or abolish classic Irish identities perhaps as a test case for their policies elsewhere. And hate speech laws to be introduced in 2020 threaten to criminalize as “racism” nationalist protest resistance.

Plainly with Mars affected, many in Ireland will react with rage and with at  least 17% of the small country now composed of immigrants, by mid century the Irish, the only colonized nation in Europe, could become a minority in the land they waited centuries to reclaim. The historic evil of the Ulster Plantation policy now has its modern variation.  Europe, or at least the bureaucracy-ridden EU, is basically hostile to Irish interests, something  shown by the way Europa at 1 Taurus is in frustration stress square  relative to the otherwise fortune potential of the  freedom loving national Jupiter at 0 Aquarius. That this eloquent sign is no fluke is certified by the way England has its own perennial  alienation from Europe marked indicated by Europa in opposition to protesting, separative Uranus and involving the immigration and overseas affairs axis of the root 1066 chart for England. Brexit is fundamental to the English psychology and by the looks of it Irexit is or needs to be to Ireland’s!

With Jupiter in its hidden twelfth house at 22 Capricorn, China will not be immune from what affects the rest of the world, especially economic in 2020, though  with Jupiter involved it can roll  with the punches better than some countries and might even  in over- confidence precipitate some of the problems .

One of the more important effects on Chinese life during the year will be linked to what happened on Dec 1st 2019 when new phone users were obliged to be subject to  the biometric revolution and its face scans. The nation is constantly increasing surveillance in harmony not least with its natal Mercury/Neptune conjunction. This is a difficult, secretive aspect behind much of the suspicion internationally of China’s meanings and motives. Interestingly, the conjunction is closely conjuncted by the asteroid Draco (Dragon), an echo of earlier  beliefs and a sign the nation is not as attuned to modern values as it maintains it is, nor tolerant of non dragon beliefs Christian or other – expressions like “Almighty God” are being blocked  from mobile  phone messages in China!

However, let’s note the following point apparently so far unmentioned by astrologers and relative to  recent problems around Hong Kong.  Modern  China’s ascendant angle defining the people, falls at 5 Aquarius where  it is in conjunction with its moon at 3 Aquarius and asteroid Hong Kong  at 4 Aquarius.

Use of asteroids in analysis is fairly recent, but to unpack  the message here let’s first realize that Communist China’s moon/ascendant conjunction is much, perhaps chiefly, involved with China’s long time  one child policy  and its sometimes forced abortions – the moon is a general symbol of mothers while mythically Uranus, ruler of Aquarius, has birth control and abortion associations. Given these factors in China’s pattern,  one could expect “motherland” and family possession are issues for all concerned  and that is the case with the Hong Kong issue.

With Hong Kong just inside the nation’s twelfth sector, (often associated in personal charts and medical astrology with the womb), the Mother country sees HK as part of itself. Since however asteroid Hong Kong is placed  in degree exact 150 degree quincunx aspect (a keyword for the aspect is “adjustments must be made”)  to the ruler of Aquarius, Uranus,  and in the mother sign of Cancer too, Hong Kongers  perceive any Chinese belonging in different, less dependent  terms. They favour the Uranian theme of freedom and independence, even protest and revolt. Ultimately both sides will need to compromise for the best possible outcome.

The HK troubles belong with the period starting from June 2019 when transiting Uranus at 4 and 5 Taurus (natal sign of HK leader, Carrie Lam who is Taurus rigid and stubborn),  was making exact 90 degree stress square  to asteroid Hong Kong  in Aquarius.  Uranus continued on to 6 degrees then retrograded, and towards the end of 2019 with the success of the democracy movement in local elections and the intervention of Trump in support of democracy, Uranus was back at  a less overtly dangerous 3 Taurus. (2)

The tense square aspect to 4/5  degrees will repeat for the last time during March and first half April 2020. If  all parties can keep cool, the worst problems may be avoided for a while or more permanently; but one must always be ready for the shocks and surprises and openness to novelty  that are associated with Uranus. And  2020 is a difficult year. Theoretically, China with its sun in Libra should be a master of compromise and legal dealing, but factors within its pattern can work against this,  not least the mentioned Mercury/Neptune aspect which makes for distrust among negotiators. Different, perhaps  pragmatic attitudes from both sides might emerge in 2021 with Saturn across China’s ascendant and Hong Kong. Whatever  happens, it will not help China’s reputation in the world if it cannot acccept the element of Uranian individualism that will always characterize Hong Kong in relation to China.


The cycle of Saturn/Pluto, especially at its conjunction or opposition points, is always serious news – the beginning of WW1, the onset of the Great Depression, the beginning of the Cold War, anciently the sack of Rome, the expulsion of the Jews  from Spain (anti-Semitism can wax strong  in this  cycle) and the crucifixion of Christ, the list goes on. It is the severest, most testing, ruthless and “apocalyptic” of transits, one at times assuming a kind of God versus devil conflict, Saturn being an old symbol of Satan and Pluto a newer symbol of Creator/Destroyer.

Saturn is involved with structure, politics, tradition, Pluto with creative power, destruction and transformation. The meeting of these forces tears down and destroys, hopefully but not automatically to transform. Often savage nature joins in, and in his analysis of political and cultural cycles, Richard Tarnass notes a correlation of even Melville’s birth and publication of his Moby Dick, with the Saturn/Pluto cycle, the whale that attacks ship and man is a symbol of pitiless natural force. Hardships through nature like major food shortages such as preceded and facilitated the French Revolution can be another feature of the times.

The mentioned Irish dilemma which highlights new problems with a radical globalism, looks towards what could prove a feature of the year more widely and one enabling to any globalist juggernauts, namely a whole new global currency system in the wake of general economic collapse. The reason to suspect this is given by an important conjunction in July of (once again) Saturn and Pluto, but this time the fatal pair joined by the more optimistic, internationalist input of Jupiter. But again this happens in politically and materially minded Capricorn, and that’s a sign factor which could send reform in a ruthless direction.


A conjunction of these three planets within specifically Capricorn has not occurred since 1284. That was the year that the Republic of Venice launched the gold ducat that would be standard coinage for the next six centuries. Astrology is not wild forecasting but judgement from symbols and cycles. It would be surprising if some kind of economic revolution did not take place during 2020. Rendering the system more total, biometric or joined to some radical NWO 666 chip would come later, certainly not before the end of 2020’s Aquarian conjunction that seals in any push towards more Uranian, high tech and electronic trends.

That the July conjunction really should have global effects seems certified by the way it is preceded by a solar eclipse on June 21st on one of the six world points (in this case 0 Cancer – a point suitably eclipsed ahead of 9/11). Moreover a lunar eclipse on 5th June hits challengingly opposite the Vatican’s sun. Since the Vatican is an international institution and now under Pope Francis even a globalist-minded one but either way a body heavily involved in finances through the Vatican Bank, crisis would bring reforms its way. There look to be reverberations at once economic and religious for Vatican leadership over the six months from that eclipse. Altogether I think for several reasons June’s lunar eclipse could be a really important one for the Vatican..

Italy can hardly be dissociated from such events, and with a natal conjunction of Saturn at 23 Cancer and Venus at 21 (its Saturn inside the 9th house of religion and overseas affairs), Italy should be feeling the force of conjunction and eclipse. As indicated in my description of Italy astrologically, art is much involved in the nation’s Venus/Saturn in Cancer and it would be unsurprising if, given the eclipse and conjunction, there were not more Venice style challenges from nature to preservation of the national heritage along  with affirmation of national identity in the face of EU globalism.


Saturn/Pluto is weighty enough, but with shocks and revolutions Uranus transiting earthy Taurus during 2020 and for several years, it’s unlikely the momentum of earth moving quakes and disturbed patterns of season and weather will be dying down any time soon. The earth’s foundations are being, and will be further, shaken. Indeed, the pressing question (in line with the perennially “apocalyptic” concerns of Saturn/Pluto) is whether that also corresponds to actual “end of days” scenarios and the beginning of the so-called Tribulation period, itself sooner or later overseen by the NWO of 666.

There are undeniably some indications for such an historical tipping point like the fact that the medieval prophecy of St Malachy would have it the current Pope is the last in line, while in Israel  leading rabbis anticipate the soon re-building of the Jerusalem temple and the advent of the end of days Messiah. If that person appeared, Christians of prophetic persuasion would doubtless assume he was the Antichrist… If these same people were on earth to pass an opinion on the identity!

There is disagreement among students of the prophetic about whether any false prophet figure would emerge before or after the so-called Rapture of the believing prepared, often seen as signalling the beginning, or near approach, of the Tribulation period. However, consensus is for post Rapture. Regardless, the inbuilt perennial tension between Jewish and Christian understanding of the messianic appears wonderfully reflected in the way that in the foundation pattern for modern Israel, the Messiah asteroid  stands at 3 Taurus in challenging opposition to the Christ asteroid at 4 Scorpio. ( I maintainJesus was born under neither sign, but his  Venus/Neptune conjunction, so important in defining his messianic image and role, was at 3 and 4 Scorpio). On the astrology of Christ see


As to what is being said and believed in Israel, it is undoubtedly rather remarkable that over forty years ago the highly respected Rabbi Kaduri forecast that the Messiah would appear at a time of elections but no government, a cryptic claim…until 2019 when Israel’s politics became almost  exceptionally stalemated! It is a highly contested matter whether in the last years of his very long life Kaduri encountered the Messiah in dreams and declared he was Jesus, but decades ago he would not have implied as much in his strange prophecy.

Given the variety of contested expectations, is it possible to look for anything at all in terms of celestial signs for apocalyptic scenarios? For someone like myself who claims to have data still working today for the birth of Christ and for Christianity at the first Pentecost, there could and should be some indication of possible ending or major crisis. And if the false prophet were to appear, that should register on the chart for that person from the data for his birth if the late Jeane Dixon, was as claimed able to register his birth in vision. I will say something about especially that option and also about an interesting, strange celestial phenomenon of April 2020 that could be symbolically relevant to speculations for 2020 as the year of the onset of Tribulation and the Great Lie.

Jeane Dixon’s 666 vision of her “Child from the East” makes for a compelling astrological picture for this person given all the inner (material, earthly) planets in the human sign of Aquarius but none of the spiritual outer, Trinitarian planets (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) in the sign although the  pattern’s Aquarian ruler, Uranus through its connections  has potential for great popularity and power even if and while conveying ideas “human all  too human” that never arrive at the traditionally spiritual number 7. Add relevant asteroids and the picture is still more compelling as when one sees the pattern’s Christ asteroid degree conjuncting the Bethlehem Star of Jesus’ birth as though to occlude it. The pattern even seems to have worked and to be working as exampled in the article, “Malachy’s Last Pope Ringing Down the Curtain?”

It is as though the person existed, but I assumed that given the eclipse patterns of recent years helping build influence, if this person truly existed they would have to have appeared to the public before the end of 2019 at latest. Otherwise could I honestly see the emergence? My position has become like those Jerusalem rabbis expecting a Messiah but saying “he delays his arrival” and by now I have to suspect a fluke or Dixon being misguided….even though I must still concede a point or two. For example, it’s of interest that January’s conjunction at 22 Capricorn falls conjunct the Messiah asteroid at 21 Capricorn in the chart for Dixon’s “child from the East”.

If I could  be persuaded Dixon saw true and the birth data is still relevant, then I would say with confidence that this figure must appear in 2020 if only because the eclipses of 2027 seem eloquent for the end of a reign prophetically expected to be of seven years duration prior to the open return of Christ to the world. So, I step back puzzled, except there is the other observational mystery that could be relevant….plus the mystery around Israel and Netanyahu with which I conclude – if, by half way through the year events don’t oblige it, I shall delete these final paragraphs as irrelevant.


On April 3rd the rise and rise of Venus, the Morning Star is manfest towards and into the (to the naked eye) seven star constellation of Pleiades. It has been going on for centuries but in 2020 Venus is closer than it has been for over two centuries. This may not seem too significant if one doesn’t recognize certain symbolically related points. Marriages are of Venus, and “Morning Star”, a name of Venus, is a title of Jesus towards his church (Rev 22:16). He also addresses the church as the bearer of the 7 stars (Rev 1:16-20). Jesus and heaven have long been associated with the Pleiades (called the Seven Sisters back in the times Revelation was written) on account of just this imagery.

Biblically, 2 Pet 1:19, apparently referring to last things and Rapture expectation,             speaks of waiting till the dawn when “the morning star rises in your hearts”. It so happens that harmonious with this, in the birth chart for Christianity (the first Pentecost), asteroid Morgenstern (Ger.Morning Star) is at 1.10 of air sign Aquarius conjunct Hertz (Ger. heart) along with the birth time’s (9.15 am) Part of Destiny at O Aquarius.

This is moreover a cluster of factors being conjuncted on April 3rd by endings-associated Saturn at O Aquarius. Plainly it fits the biblical imagery of the morning star “rising” (air sign) in the heart at the last. Significantly too, since this morning star is  self-declared the root and descendant of David (Rev 22:16), one looks also for that. It is found in the way that at 1 Gemini, Racine (Fr. root) makes perfect favourable trine to Morgenstern at 1 Aquarius, while from the other end of Aquarius at 27, Davida (early asteroids were classified in feminine form) is in direct axis to the moon in royal Leo conjunct asteroid Church at 27 degrees. Clearly this fits the first Pentecost’s moon bride as Peter’s “chosen  nation, a royal priesthood” (1 Pet 2:9).`

Jesus was born with Jupiter (the Bethlehem Star) at 19.23 Pisces, sign of its ancient rulership and sign of the then incoming era. On 3rd and 4th April 2020, slow moving Neptune (modern co-ruler of Pisces) is rarely positioned on 19.20 and 19.23 Pisces. One could see the suggestion here of the Piscean era /age of grace at once fulfilled and ending and/or the meaning of Christ occluded. There are other interesting coincidences for this time that I relegate to note below (3).


Even if the just mentioned are valid connections and not mere flukes, I would of course never propose that they add up to a signature for the most extreme of events on that day.  Rather like eclipses whose themes unfold over time, major apparent “signs” can bespeak a general season of the event, the month or year. To acknowledge April 3 as a true sign would not run counter to any assumptions of those who believe that, whenever they might occur, apocalyptic events like Rapture or Tribulation would need to be associated, like crucifixion and resurrection at the inauguration of the era,  with one of the Jewish feasts.  (If one follows that line of speculation undeniably  there is, for example, some connection between April 3rd and 2020’s Pentecost season which among other things shows surprising Uranus on the degree of first Pentecost’s i.e. Christianity’s, Part of Marriage; the festival itself is preceded by a lunation conjunct  Christianity’s natal sun). 

I will however revert to Netanyahu, a person of destiny it might be said, and certainly according to another of the prophetically influential rabbis, the late Rabbi Schneerson of the Lubavitch movement.

Schneerson believed Netanyahu could hope to beat many enemies and hand the keys to the Messiah (a Messiah who takes Netanyahu’s place and solves the political deadlock?).  But interestingly, Schneerson  specifically said Netanyahu could stand against 119 enemies, just the number his rival Gantz is now saying Netanyahu has to deal with in the Knesset. So it’s a reasonable question: can we see something linking Israel’s embattled leader and the messianic theme in 2020?

The full moon of March 9th is at 19.37 Virgo  which is conjunct Netanyahu’s 18 Virgo career and reputation Midheaven…..Full moons tend to bring out what the new moon implied or promised. The previous new moon on Feb 23 falls at 4 Pisces trine Netanyahu’s Uranus. Given Uranus’ rulership in his chart, this can put Bibi in the news  without its necessarily having him  in jail or the pits at a time when, if held that month, elections might even work in his favour.

Netanyahu’s natal moon is at 19 Libra in his destiny, career sector. That admittedly isn’t too helpul in relation to 2020’s Pluto/Saturn conjunction and the  eclipses across Cancer/Capricorn. But they could just bespeak satisfactory ending, one that with relief  hands over the keys. Within conjunction of his natal moon is Masi (Messiah) at 16 Libra  but  also Achristou at 18 Libra (recall that prophetically minded Christians would regard any  new Jerusalem Messiah as antichrist). Might we be looking at some messianic developments as the year progresses and the new and that full moons register against natal and national patterns?

On  April 8th the full moon is on 18 Libra potentially sparking an (anti) messianic theme for Netanyahu.  The new moon falls on March 24th at 4 Aries i.e. it’s potently in relation to Israel’s 4 Leo moon and its 4 Cancer  Venus,  and then Netanyahu’s 4 Cancer Uranus.

The subsequent new moon on April 23rd then falls at 3 Taurus which is the degree of Masi (Messiah) in Israel’s chart. Does this mean anything? Likewise, what  might it mean that  late 2020’s solar eclipse at 23 Sagittarius not only aspects  Israel’s Sun at 23 Taurus and opposes its Uranus at 24 Gemini, but trines Achristou  at 23 Aries? Will Netanyahu indeed have handed over some keys before the year is out?

It is beyond me and perhaps any astrology to know just what is involved here, but it does look as though amid the very real dramas of 2020 some kind of messianic theme could be an important part of the general upheavals.


1. The chart for Australia I use is the Chesleigh one for the beginning rather than the ending of the Federation  ceremony at 1pm. 1st Jan 1901 in Sydney.

2. In standard astrology one would not automatically expect the difference between 3 and 5 degrees to make such difference in affairs  and their timing as I claim to see. But to be technical here, asteroids are not representative of energies like planets. They are instead names and ideas acted upon  rather than acting, and even in personal charts the orbs for effect are small (up to only 2 degrees at most unless aspects with sun or moon are involved). It follows the transit of Uranus between 3 and 6 degrees Taurus should be able to register a lot of change in relation to   Hong Kong and appear to be doing so.

3. Additionally on April 3rd,  Pluto the death and transformations planet, is at 24.52 Capricorn  while Jupiter is at a close 24.48 of the same sign. At the first Pentecost, asteroid Anastasia (Resurrection) was at 24.30 Capricorn – in other words also in favourable aspect to Pluto (ruler of Scorpio) on April 3rd . This itself is relevant because, natally, Jesus shows Morgenstern at 23.59, (virtually 24) Scorpio conjunct Coelum (heaven) at 24. Themes of resurrection and heaven thus join. I won’t say more than to notice that on April 3rd shocking, upsetting Uranus at 5.16 Taurus is not just conjunct Pentecost’s Fides (Faith) and Lamb (possibly relevant to signalling any marriage of the Lamb theme) but is stress square to Pentecost’s   5.06 Aquarius Achristou which given its regular associations I have come to assume functions as the Antichrist asteroid.



Way back in the seventies, the Catholic Seeress, Jeane Dixon, alleged a vision was given her in St Matthew’s Cathedral Washington of the disciples as the signs of the zodiac. Rather as in the art of Bulgaria’s Rila Monastery portrayed above, Christ reigns in the centre of a zodiac. Dixon subsequently believed the basics of astrology was something all Christians should know and such would eventually be taught in schools.

I can’t prove Dixon ever had the vision and knowledge claimed, but I have my reasons to say that if she wasn’t right, one feels she ought to have been.

There really are major reasons why Christians need, even badly, to assimilate a few astrological principles; and it’s anyway beyond high time they were rid of the erroneous, vehemently held, conversation stopping view, not shared by many rabbis nor many Catholics (Dixon was taught astrology by a Jesuit priest), that astrology belongs with the biblically verboten “divination” (Deut 18:10). Isn’t it at least a hint of something that Magi (ancient astrologers) were associated with Jesus’ birth?

So before going further let’s immediately state that astrology (much of which as we know it didn’t even exist in the times of the prophets who condemned the omen astrology of moon gazing) most essentially was and is a study of cycles along the lines of Ecclesiastes’ talk of recurrent history and appropriate times to act (Eccl 3:1-8).

This is a wisdom based on observation which has nothing to do either with random factors as in the use of divinatory cards, nor establishing spirit contacts. (In some respects it can be like reading a train time table!). Astrology is, as Jung recognized, an ancient and core system of psychology. But it’s one being constantly updated and since Jung’s death name, place and idea asteroid have graced astrology in sometimes breathtakingly accurate ways.

However…. this isn’t some apologia or proof for astrology in itself but rather a notice about how it can and should legitimately function as a supplement to religious faith. And this is in some areas a lot because, if rightly understood and used, it could shut down some of the more fruitless, perennial theological and pastoral arguments that occupy minds and supply some needed objectivity in situations where people may be so troubled they can hardly know anything beyond the enveloping emotion that clouds judgement.

The following statements obviously simplify for those not in this field, but the following are the sort of questions astrology can answer, and I am of course talking about astrology beyond sun signs. Though these can tell you something, strictly speaking a birth time, place and all planets are necessary for the proper reading of natal data.

Question: Isn’t astrology all about “fate” which Christians say doesn’t govern our lives, in which case why should we need astrology when surely the Bible can tell us enough already?

Answer: Though we do have choices, the basic shape and span of a life is unquestionably subject to “fate” and cycles as surely as the gifts and career of a scientist are not those of a musician. There are things to know about a life that are indeed extra-biblical as surely as the hidden message of the gifts of the Magi which forecast a particular destiny – the death of Jesus was as fated under eloquently exact planetary transits as his birth (See “The Magi at Era’s End”, especially its op-ed article section “Proving an historic discovery”    ( If you think you need nothing but the Bible, consider the confusion on some subjects that Christians using only the bible have arrived at without astrology. A common but erroneous view is that Jesus taught his soon return when in fact on more than one occasion he refers to the aion (age or era). What is the age or era  (Matt 28:20) that he is with the disciples on earth for?

The answer is the astrological age of Pisces, or age of grace that began around the time of Jesus’ birth and must last around 2100 years. Nowadays it is hard for prophecy-believing Christians to speak of the end of days at all, it has been preached so many times sensationally and falsely it has become almost redundant. Yet is should be apparent the end of the current age and the advent of the new Aquarian age (which corresponds to the biblical Millennium) are mysteries Christians simply haven’t understood and not least through lack of astrological understanding even of the most basic symbolism (see for example what I  say about Ezekiel, Millennium and Aquarian age in this article . But the mere fact that Jesus’ birth is a subject for Magi (astrologers) should have alerted Christians to an understanding the religion will include astrological symbolism and cycles and that the subject can’t be so evil it would have been better if Magi had never come to Jesus’ birth as Bishop St John Chrysostom so wildly proclaimed in the fourth century.

Question: So what is my general direction and purpose in life, my so-called “Fate”? Can you do as well or better than intuition and prayer?   

Answer: People believe God should or will tell them about their lives and God may. But like it or not, you won’t be having a full interview with God about your life, (though you may receive hints which you might then be tempted to doubt). Your natal chart, especially through factors like its Midheaven, tenth house and its ruler can supply you some objective pointers to your talents and life options. There are no exceptions for believers. Charts of believers from Popes to Preachers will indicate the religious direction of their life and career.

Question: Can you shed light on why some people claim to hear from God much of the time and I don’t?

Answer: While this is complex and there could be several answers (everything from the matter of innate spiritual talents to one’s spiritual state – you might be in sin condition) on a long term basis, an important element is what your sun and moon were doing at birth. If your sun (the will, the core self) is positively aspected, you will, or will think, like St Teresa of Avila you hear from God a great deal. If the main aspects are to the moon you will “hear” more indirectly, through ritual, music, feelings and intuitions. The status of Jupiter (faith) and Saturn (doubt) also count. (If you fear you are hearing from the devil you might need to see how the asteroids Lucifer, the devil as light, and Malin the devil as darkness, work within your pattern). Evangelical Christianity which has affinities for especially persons strong in fire signs, can cause needless anxiety and self-doubt by expecting people to keep hearing from Jesus to the point many pretend or kid themselves they hear messages they never heard and weren’t meant to.

Question: Do you presume to judge why was this or that prayer was not answered when I felt it should have been or a healing miracle didn’t reach a devout friend when they had faith for it and power manifestly touched others at the time. 

Answer: As Ecclesiastes tells you, there’s a time for everything under the sun. It’s useful to know when that time is. Good things like miracles only happen in harmony with good aspects and transits in the sky to your natal pattern. Likewise, bad things, including delays, only occur under hard aspects. Especially Jupiter accompanies blessings. Especially Saturn accompanies frustrations. An answer to prayer deferred is not an answer denied.

Question: Even if astrology can tell me something about life, surely it can’t tell me anything about God in relation to life and my understanding?

Answer. In some respects it can. And it may even help you understand the little understood Trinity and its interaction a little better. The outermost planets, commonly associated with transcendence and generational influences, at another octave reflect (in their highest manifestation) the Trinity. Jesus equals Neptune. Uranus is the Spirit and Pluto the Creator and Judge/Destroyer. For example, Jesus’ declaration that any sins against himself can be forgiven but none against the Holy Spirit (Mk 3:28-30), has strange echoes in the notably forgiving, compassionate, quasi permissive outlook of Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, sign of the age of Grace, as opposed to the perfectionist, absolutist rather unforgiving mind of Uranus, ruler of Aquarius. Pluto transits can deliver people sufferings of Job type experiences in which one either dies or is profoundly transformed….

…..This subject belongs with the earlier one about healing and miracles. For example, one astrologer studying patterns of healing told me of how a terminal cancer patient who had asked Jesus to heal him was healed and allegedly saw Jesus enter his ward with transiting Neptune, the Christ planet, exactly on his destiny Midheaven. The still working chart for the birth of Christianity at Pentecost AD 30 shows Uranus (the Spirit) rising conjunct the horizon in fiery Leo at 9.15 am. (This can be known as the birth time was roughly given in the bible as necessarily after 9 am).

Question: Can we hope to avoid what feels and looks, whether humanly or astrologically, like the “bad luck” Christians are not supposed to believe in and some imagine is all that astrology deals in anyway.

Answer: There’s no doubt some people and their birth patterns are more fortunate and opportunity-bringing than others (think if you like about Jesus’ parable of the talents). Christians are not immune from problems and to be frank, astrologers are used to the unofficial visits to them of Christians lamenting God seems to have abandoned them. It happens under Saturn and/or Pluto transits as the late Sybil Leek noted years ago. It was behind St John of the Cross’s celebrated “dark night of the soul”. In the long term, the way to overcome the seriously, recurrently negative in a life is to locate its centre and work with it, perhaps invert it. If one sees a drug addict’s chart with, say, a dangerous twelfth house of hidden enemies and trapped conditions, almost certainly their cure and adjustment will be involved with working with social services, prisoners, addicts that belong with the twelfth house. You have choices, especially as regards level, but there is a degree of fate from the natal chart – just as you are born an extravert or introvert and nothing will change that essential – and it is not for Christians to call this observable root pattern, occult delusion.

Question: Are you suggesting astrology can find me my soul mate?

Answer: If it can’t find you your soul mate it can tell you who isn’t that and whether a pair are well suited, not least sexually. Christians who don’t approve contemporary mores ought to be interested in a system which can show sexual needs and romantic types so that there’s no need to keep sleeping around before marriage or divorcing after it to be sure you’ve landed Mr or Mrs Right. From head to toe, basic turn ons or off or lack of same are indicated from the birth chart. When and where the system isn’t compromised for financial reasons, the relative stability of Indian marriages has been attributed to widespread recourse to study of the couple’s affinity for marriage by horoscopes. Also as regards the vexed issue of homosexuality, it is possible to read whether a person is likely to be that way orientated. The matter is complex, but arguably the few conversion cure claims as regards orientation owe something to what is called an afflicted Neptune aspect which can manifest as highly changeable, addictive, confused and potentially bisexual. There aren’t just gay aspects but revelatory gay asteroids and a Part of Homosexuality telling the core truth of orientation which like Jesus’ so-called “eunuchs” is “from the womb”. Jesus like certain ancient astrologers stands alone in assuming something like an innate sexual difference exists.

All  of the above only touches on a big subject and something I have not covered is the major subject of how different sun signs and birth patterns incline people towards different types of beliefs and emphases in religion. I deal with this in my The Astrology of Beliefs     

I have also not covered, but somewhat do in the mentioned book, how theology itself is coloured by the astrological factor. Much that may seem alien to us today in especially the OT as it relates to women and war is considerably explained by the different values and psychology of a sign and era.  The age of Aries which precedes the age of Pisces/ age of grace, shares in the often hyper-patriarchal and bellicose  characteristics of Aries whose ideal is in the opposite sign, Libra, sign of Laws and peace, just as Pisces looks towards Jesus who was born under VIrgo. The ideal of the coming Aquarian age is Leo and Revelation pictures Jesus as the returned Lion of Judah.





Just to look at, July’s partial lunar eclipse in 2019’s year of six rather than four eclipses will be a bit odd  –  dark at the top, light at the bottom and, though it’s not a blood moon as such, reddish at the side. It certainly invites speculation about signs and omens which hasn’t been lacking, and this has rather detracted from the possible importance of the solar eclipse on the 2nd which I shall briefly treat of later.

Does July’s  lunar eclipse over Jerusalem mark any turning point to be experienced over the next few months with everything on the table for Israel from war to peace deals and, for the church  (St  Paul’s other, extended, Israel), upheaval with  anything from a collapsing papacy to the so-called Rapture? Such are the questions raised by multiple expectations.



Rabbinic tradition is less astrology-shy than Christianity. Despite the gospel birth narratives and the Magi, Christians mostly reject astrology outright. It’s a presumption paid for again and again in false imaginings about “times and seasons” along with the nuisance value of false date settings directed on events, not least apocalyptic. Even if and when it can do nothing more, astrology, essentially a study of cycles and symbols, can help indicate whether forecasts are plausibly significant and more or less likely to manifest at a predicted time – in other words act as a speculation filter.

For the rabbis, lunar eclipses are judged more significant for Israel than solar eclipses. Blood moon eclipses often presage war and upheaval for Israel, so are not wholly welcome. Solar eclipses are said to have more association with the Gentiles.

Traditional rabbinic lore has not prevented a recent spate of unexpected Christian (which usually means Gentile) astrology-free, speculation around the significance for Christians and the world of an only partial lunar eclipse (ie. not a blood moon) on July 16th above Jerusalem.

Undeniably and by the standard astrology Christians aren’t using, the pattern for the eclipse moment above Jerusalem looks heavy for Israel for three main reasons. 1) Pluto opposite Moon on the angles inclines to turmoil (outside the Mid East it could easily make for quakes), 2) Venus (any peace or peace treaty) opposite Saturn would indicate either no treaty or one much challenged or delayed and less than  truly ideal overall if passed, while 3) Uranus on the ascendant has some association with the disruptions of war. This Uranus is afflicted by bellicose Mars which renders aggression more probable and liable  to be sudden in the surprising, sparking  way of Uranus. Of the possible significance for Christians I will turn later.

First one needs to understand what kind of significance eclipses have and why July’s lunar, almost despite its modest partial self, suggests some interesting significance…. at least ironically but perhaps more if you believe in fate and reading it. And about that I’d best clear up some misconceptions ….


Many Christians and some Jews dismiss astrology as dealing in impersonal, pagan “fate” or biblically forbidden “divination”. Neither is the case. Through celestial signs persons and nations are normally only fated to be presented certain choices and possibilities rather than any single, iron-clad destiny. The nearest to absolute fate and timing is most associated with Saturn, especially for the sick and elderly. Saturn over a natal ascendant angle (the body) could signify almost certain death, though sometimes even with Saturn there are choices (like Jesus who in Gethsemane and under an impossible Pluto/Saturn opposition could, he said, have called angels to deliver him).

An astrology corresponding to biblically forbidden “divination” would have to be looking at moon and stars and uttering forecasts by intuition or mediumship, i.e.”skygazing”. This would be is a better translation than “astrology”, especially as astrology as we know it today scarcely existed in the times of those like Jeremiah and Isaiah who denounced it. Standard astrology is based on observation of what occurs under regular cycles and assumes with Ecclesiastes that “what has been, will be”. (Ecc 1:9). ( Christians who presume to ask God for confirmations of their prophetic dreams from a number in Strong’s Concordance, which then gives them a word, are vastly nearer to “divination” and tarot reading than anyone practicing astrology!).


Using certain techniques like diurnals, it’s sometimes possible to describe and time events to the day, and even theologically something of the sort should be feasible given that, as per Ps 139, every day of our lives are divinely known and written in advance – again the bible does not support the notion of totally free and open life paths. There is freedom and free will within limits; but no planet, or transit automatically means only one thing.


Great confusion in religious circles has ensued from misunderstanding what eclipses signify . Much got written and preached concerning just the blood moons across Jewish festivals, Passover and Tabernacles, in 2014 and 15. They were taken as a sign of apocalypse since disappointed. People like the charmingly inimitable Brother Chooch who has been awaiting Rapture since 1986 but more seriously since the blood moons, are still wondering what the moons  could have meant. And not unreasonably so because, historically, undeniably sequences of festival blood moons (only nine in two millennia) have corresponded to turning points in Jewish history.

But of course, that is the first point. Jewish astrologers assume that lunar eclipses are more vital for Jewry. At that rate lunars would reflect the fate of Christianity more indirectly or secondarily and it’s solars one should be looking at. Also, for anyone or anything, general process in some area of life could be as vital as any single event.

A classic example of muddling Jewish and Christian concerns is the way bestselling Christian Blood Moon commentators have made out the blood moons of AD 32 and 33 cover the crucifixion and the birth of the church. They don’t, not least because Jesus was crucified and the church founded in AD 30. This is certifiable for multiple reasons including that AD 30 gives a forty year generation span to the fall of Jerusalem, the forty years that Josephus records the temple sacrifices were not accepted with the normal signs. AD 32 and 33 surely describe rather the growing split and turmoil in Judaism (main issue) caused by Christianity and St Paul’s conversion leading to a split and the new religion’s dispersion abroad when restrictions upon the faith began to fall (secondary issue ).


Really to understand eclipses (and astrology at all), one should think in terms of interlocking patterns and wheels within wheels. Eclipses are only one fact, if an important one, of what happens. By standard principles, wherever an eclipse falls in a national or personal chart, a light is shone. Either a new theme enters (solar eclipse) or an existing situation needs attention and resolution (Iunar eclipse).

Solars can work out over a year, lunars around six months. To judge what the eclipse is pointing to, unless special independent features accompany it, (like, say, conjuncting an important fixed star), you do best to read it against other factors, at very least the natal chart of a person or nation. Also, and before getting carried away with wild predictions, you should be aware that though the most relevant event or theme may manifest on the day of the eclipse or just before or after (it’s often a good time for wild weather or quakes!), that’s not guaranteed. Things might wait a few weeks or months until some transit awakens the eclipse pattern as happened with America’s 9/11 crisis foreshadowed in the prior June solar eclipse but which it took a major transit to release.


The first blood moon eclipse of the important and rare 2014/15 series fell at 25 Libra. This hit within modern Israel’s house/sector of the unconscious, hidden and spiritual things. The moon made positive aspect in one direction to Uranus at 24 Gemini, ruler of Israel’s fourth sector of  land and inheritance, and in the other to asteroid Tempel (Ger Temple) at 25 Aquarius in the nation’s “house” of land and inheritance.

What’s called an expansive, fortunate grand trine was thus set up between the eclipse’s revolutionary Uranus and Tempel with its historical associations. The message, perhaps not obvious at the time and near impossible to predict, was that the mind/unconscious of Israel would become, as it has since continuously become, more insistent upon claims to its land and for a third temple on it, a movement spearheaded by Rabbi Glick.

Changes in Israel were underway, an evolution to a more spiritual, less secular Israel but significantly, in October 2014 and following the next festival blood moon, Rabbi Glick was shot at point blank range but miraculously recovered. It was like a promise the temple issue was unstoppable. The next blood moon fell conjunct Israel’s Neptune. Neptune is any dream and for Jews the dream of ages, the Messiah so messianic hope would increase and has been continuously doing so now.

But because ultimately lunar eclipses aren’t just about Jews but apply somewhat everywhere to everyone, the first in the 2014/5 series at 25 Libra significantly hit the birth pattern for Christianity at the first Pentecost. It hit where it applied to the natal pattern’s endings theme (more about that presently). And this is why, and because what people think and not just do, can be reflected astrologically, the apocalyptic theme assumed new and unprecedented significance among especially American Christians.

In the deeply ironic, multi-level way that astrology can work, even if Brother Chooch didn’t get caught up by the angels, the Rapture did (sort of) occur on cue in the northern autumn. Many were awakened to the theme by the October near blood moon launch of Left Behind, a Hollywood movie about the Rapture. Almost amusingly, the premiere took place on the day the sun conjuncted Pentecost’s Trombke (Pol.Trumpet) asteroid within Christianity’s endings sign of airy Libra.

To prove it exists and for the benefit of those who know some astrology, here is the chart for the foundation of Christianity. But I need only describe the most basic point which is what the pattern indicates about endings. Birth time is as per the bible. Peter speaks of the third hour of the day (meaning 9 AM), but as he had no watch it was actually around 9.15 am with fire sign Leo rising, (not and never the waters of Cancer) and shocking, revolutionary, planetary sign of the Spirit, Uranus, conjuncting it.

  Click to enlarge. Anastasia between Neptune and Mars


But endings are primarily described by the fourth house (at the base of the chart). The sign of this sector is Libra, a cardinal (fast moving) air sign ruling a cardinal house. In turn, and harmonious with the idea a fiery dove descending, the endings house is “ruled” by Venus of the doves in again a cardinal sign (Aries) and in a cardinal house (the tenth).

In the chart of an individual we might say their final resting place could be rapidly arranged for, possibly in a time of war (Aries sign of the military) in a beautiful, probably elevated setting, mountain side or highest point of a cemetery.

In the chart of an institution with a known disposition to speak of ending ideally in resurrection and super-translation to  the heavens, we can allow room to the idea of something very fast, “in the twinkling or an eye” and up, up  in the air because there’s nowhere else to go. This is a stellar pattern with affinities for Brother Chooch’s “Rapture Bang Zone”! It’s also impossibly biblical too, because directly opposite the Arien Venus at the top of the pattern and which is like a  trigger for this ending, which is also the “Marriage of the Lamb” (Aries, the Ram/Lamb), are such factors as….. The Part of Fortune, The Part of The Hour of Marriage, the Part of Divorce and Luce (Light). It need hardly be said this is suggestive of scenarios like Matthew’s apocalyptic parable of the Ten Bridesmaids.

But there is still an inbuilt mystery, a potential misunderstanding, misinterpretation or just something tricky that attaches to this endings picture. This is  due to the chart position of Neptune. Well aspected and positively this planet  is mysteries, mysticism, compassion and even Christ, but negatively in some contexts  it’s lies, deception or plain confusion and there’s been more than enough confusion around Rapture and Second Advent.

Pentecost’s Neptune “afflicts” by tension square both the base of chart endings angle and the top of the chart’s destiny/reputation angle. We know this can reflect negative understanding  of the ending and a negative reputation – early Christians were maligned as child murderers, guilty of incest, cannibalism etc. And if the likes of Rapture occurred tomorrow chances are it wouldn’t be well understood but simply confuse! The endings angle also gives fair warning of the rise of  egregious date setters. It’s no accident that the impossible Harold Camping who wasted millions advertising a false Rapture date, was born with his Cancer sun in direct affliction aspect to Pentecost’s endings angle…. and opposite its Neptune.

Neptune nonetheless falls in Pentecost’s sixth house of health, healing and miracles, if any,  and it conjuncts  Mars which is terribly fitting.   Though there is a Trumpet asteroid, planet-wise any trumpet or loud voice such as is said to announce the resurrection/Rapture is symbolized by Mars. So we can’t ignore how Neptune conjunct Mars  is in this house of healing at 23 Capricorn conjunct asteroid Anastasia (Resurrection) at 24. With this we reach the nub of the issue…. July’s lunar  hits 24 Capricorn.  So…. does this humble eclipse above Jerusalem, site of the church’s birth, mean something, or nothing, or something in between to be aware of?


Given current events in the world like the threat of Middle East war, and given “apocalyptic” weather in many places, the lunar eclipse is increasingly seen as potentially significant, even extremely so for the fate of Christianity. It has begun to be seen as herald of the Rapture itself of (the believing prepared section of) the church who are translated while the believing dead are resurrected). This emphasis is what by almost an infection is catching on to the point of declaring that the Rapture must be on the 17th especially according to several insistent would-be female visionaries from New York to Sydney via London. Insisting on this single date plus the bizarre coiffure of one of them is enough to raise serious questions and radical doubts! (As regards the 17th, it can be noted Saturn is closest earth at that time and Pluto opposite the moon the date and a day or two either side  might well connect to some strong quaking and general turmoil).

The Rapture event, at any time it might occur, is widely understood to mark the end of the Church aion or age (roughly synonymous astrologically with the approx 2100 year age of Pisces that began around the time of Jesus’ birth), and it  would open the door to the appearance of a false prophet Antichrist and the period of Tribulation. The latter occupies the years immediately prior to Christ’s Second Advent to Jerusalem at the time of Armageddon and the Return or Second Advent. This would inaugurate the so-called Millennium, (itself suggestive of the utopian style themes of Aquarius).

Since major events for Christianity like the crucifixion, resurrection and Pentecost corresponded to Jewish feasts, many have supposed, (and certainly ardently supposed last Pentecost), that any Rapture event should occur at a Jewish feast. Undeniably there’s a plausible case from its symbolism to favour, in any year, especially Pentecost or failing that Trumpets in the autumn, as the fated end times/end-of-era feast.

Alternatively you can place the accent on the surprise element of Christ the bridegroom’s appearance and anticipate it at any time of the year. The only strong biblical clue to time and season is the indication it should  be at a time of talk of peace which is nonetheless surprised by sudden destruction (1 Thess 5:3) much as the bridegroom in the apocalyptic parable surprises the bridesmaids who are supposed to be watching and waiting. After the failure of what were some more than usually suggestive signs for major events around the last Pentecost, instead of silence and disappointment expectation has if anything redoubled and around a non festival month, namely July. Surely only the eclipse to Pentecost data could allow for and cover this sea-change in feelings of expectation.


Speculation about the significance of July seems to have been started by Pastor Paul Begley, a lively, tireless broadcasting and youtube figure that the secular press now and again approaches for hints and gems of possibly apocalyptic relevant signs. Three years ago Begley had a vision which included seeing a large 7/17 which he has since decided had to mean 17th of July in whatever year but now probably 2019. Others protesting they knew nothing of this have reported seeing the same numbers. Some of the expectation is getting seriously urgent even when July is not specifically mentioned as here (but note the questionable recourse to numbers proof!).

Begley at least has never forecast any Rapture for the 17th but only some kind of significance (as said, it’s Saturnian and might produce something negative like quaking).  He has also stressed the significance of the prior solar eclipse in light of especially mid East tensions. And here he can be allowed a  point and I shall briefly digress on the solar eclipse.

Recall for Jews solars are about the Gentile nations. Though I believe solars  demonstrably  affect Israel too, obviously July’s solar is plenty Gentile. As Begley rightly notes, the actual eclipse path is across South America and any astrologer would agree with him that this is likely to bring the issue around Venezuela to the fore and likely to a conclusion.  But the eclipse is also generally potent  for the USA regardless of the eclipse path.

At 10 Cancer it conjuncts America’s founding 13 Cancer putting the nation  in all of a spotlight. That’s if at the same time it doesn’t somewhat limit or “eclipse”  America’s  power, perhaps especially so in relation to Iran whose Sun at modern foundation was 11 Aries which means   in affliction square to America’s sun at 13 Cancer.  After two centuries and the natal Mars turned retrograde by what’s called progression,  American military force is not quite all it was.

Given that the solar eclipse  is guaranteed to stir America in some way,  August is one month that might prove significant as its mid month full moon falls  at 22 Aquarius. This is  interesting because 22 degrees could hit off  America’s difficult natal Mars at 21 Gemini that aspects its Neptune at 22 Virgo and  also  its natal Irani (from Iran) at 22 Leo, this at the same time as Saturn, arrived at 14 Capricorn,  sets   up tension square to America’s foundational 14  Libran Saturn. This makes for distinct pressures around a time  – full moon –  that people are liable to be het up.


So July’s solar has potency, but  as said, the 17th  July, one day following the lunar, has recently assumed  heightened  significance in some circles. It has done so  because admittedly it corresponds to a season in which the Trump Peace Plan’s talk of “peace and security” is being discussed (along with talk of peace with Korea) at the same time as the Mid East is on the boil. Thus, conceivably a Gog Magog war is in the offing  (as of July 3rd Iran has declared it could destroy Israel in 30 minutes and would attack Israel if America attacked Iran).  Such times could thus be imagined as manifesting the “sudden destruction” which according to the St Paul of Thessalonians, accompanies the Rapture event (1 Thess 5:3)…. But then, theoretically,  so could other times and dates within upcoming months.

Of interest is the  fact that currently Israel has no government….. Forty years ago the much revered late Rabbi Kaduri puzzled many by giving out a strange prophecy that the Messiah would be at the doors when there were elections but no government. It is only now that just that situation has occurred in Israel which must go to a second election in September in the hopes  a government can be formed. Of course, it depends what sort of Messiah you are expecting , but the situation is interesting for Jew and Christian alike.

However, if the present time is well and truly portentous, the test here for the astrologer is to ascertain  whether there is anything that distinguishes the July eclipse beyond the mentioned usual things  signalling endings. One necessarily asks because the brutal reality is that even if the eclipse seems suggestive, this July is hardly the first time in history a lunar eclipse has hit Christianity’s Neptune/Anastasia. The last time was in July 2000 and I don’t know what happened then either normally or with possible apocalyptic overtones. Probably not much!

This  wouldn’t automatically rule out  the extremer possibilities of 2019’s lunar, provided one could trace  either 1)  additional contacts  to the  Pentecost pattern by planets at the time of the eclipse and/or 2) significant  placement of the eclipse relative to what has  preceded and succeeds it, like the rare blood moons of  earlier this decade and soon changes in the celestial cycles mentioned presently. This could render the  weight to be given signs back in 2000.

It is not overwhelming evidence, but one can notice that at the time of eclipse Mercury (news, transport, connection) is conjunct  Pentecost”s ascendant (the body of believers). More to the point, Venus (love and marriages) at 15 Cancer is on Pentecost’s Sun/Moon midpoint, deemed a major destiny  point. Saturn at 16 Capricorn opposite Venus could bespeak separation for some  (Left behind type  effects). I also note that Neptune is at 18.33 Pisces, Saturn having been at 18.35 Pisces at the time of Christ’s birth. Might that be like a cutting off of the era?

One can’t place too much stress upon such coincidences. I have seen several suggestive prophetic patterns which don’t deliver, especially if one applies asteroids. These can be brilliantly descriptive for natal patterns, but since they are not multivalent symbols like planets nor whole energies either, their application is limited. Coincidences involving asteroids are significant when there are so many of them they become overwhelming against statistical probability. (My data for the birth of Christ and for the Church belong in that category or I would never promote them). So….for honesty’s sake I mention with caution and less than strong conviction that for the chart of the eclipse over Jerusalem one can see  Church 24 Taurus trine the eclipse and conjunct Trombka (Trumpet) 26 Taurus, conjunct Schwanden (disappear) 28 Taurus. Obviously this could be a Rapture forecast, but I don’t suggest counting on it!

But if I’m looking for significance while ignoring asteroids, I should want to see where July’s eclipse belong amid other cycles with which it interacts. And from this perspective I feel confident to take a compromise position that allows the lunar eclipse could signal something important and mark a major bridging period, a hinge for all that will take place fairly soon, with or without precisely such major interventions as Rapture and Antichrist, which however need not be discounted all things considered….things which could include the strange matter of the chart for Thessaloniki,  home of the church originally so crucial to the whole doctrine of Rapture. The eclipse packs Thessaloniki a wallop. I will put the evidence in note to avoid breaking  up the article and making it longer, but the strange coincidence could be important.. [1]


Apart from the fact  that Christian forecasters ignore to their disadvantage in proclaiming our times an “end times”, namely that we stand at the end of the Piscean era, this much is guaranteed.

2020 will be a year of massive change that releases the force of this  well into the future. It does so not only because with three heavy planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto) conjuncting mid-year in political  and often politically ruthless Capricorn, expect major social change, especially political and economic. The economic change is further backed up by disruptive Uranus in Taurus where it entered this May for around 7 years (time span of the Tribulation if that’s soon relevant). But there will be change at many levels with the first of the generational Jupiter/Saturn conjunctions in Aquarius in 2010. This is positively era defining.


With only one exception in 1980, which was a year important for technology, the generational, every twenty year Jupiter/Saturn conjunctions have occurred since 1842 in earth signs. Their introduction accompanied the development of Victorian society and the Industrial Revolution and the scientific/materialistic outlook. Finally in 2020 the conjunction will fall in Aquarius and the conjunctions occur for the next 140 years in air signs. This makes for affinity with and consolidation of the whole incoming age of Aquarius.

Christianity which was inaugurated around the time of Christ’s birth and the arrival of the age of the Fishes, will soon end or change radical direction with the new era. The inauguration of Aquarius could prove a painful birthing – simultaneous effects from the Pluto/Saturn cycle in Capricorn associated with major wars historically, could be violent and warlike.  A  false start by an Aquarian Antichrist is a possibility.


One Israeli rabbi observing many strange “miraculous” events in Israel and anticipating the soon arrival of the Jewish Messiah has recently stated “the Messiah is delayed”. If the highly suggestive data I possess for the Antichrist drawn from a reported vision of a 1962 birth in the Mid East are valid, then I could say the same for the false prophet. A series of eclipses which would normally assist career advances have hit the pattern but no one has appeared yet (though most prophecy buffs maintain this figure can only appear post-Rapture anyway). July’s solar eclipse has some relevance to that birth, but the last for the time being,  just as July’s lunar is the last eclipse directly relevant to the Pentecost data, for the time being anway.

The simple and obvious conclusion from any astrological standpoint is that while July 16th/17th may not immediately produce extreme effects, the season introduced from that time onwards is absolutely final for the Piscean era and thus  perhaps  Christianity in some fashion (even the current pope is supposedly the last according to the Prophecy of St Malachy). No doubt if nothing happens there will be Christians to anticipate Rapture but it is unlikely to be in quite the same way under the same conditions.

July 16th is effectively the bridging point to some notable dramatic changes. Either Brother Chooch will at last and before long be taken by the angels or he won’t; but soon no one and nothing will be quite the same again regardless.


Astrology assumes the power of sensitive degrees. Due to core essential being involved these will recur across centuries appearing when nations and cities are re-established or re-named. We don’t know when ancient Thessaloniki was founded, but there is a modern foundation: May 16th 1918 at 12.01 pm. It is virtually impossible that the pattern for this time would not bear marks from what originally contributed to make Thessaloniki famous across religious history and almost what it is now most remembered for. So at the time an eclipse suggestive to many for end times themes strikes, what connections do we see with Thessaloniki? – a pattern suddenly lit up like a Christmas tree. I am using tight orbs of contact not more than one degree. Thessaloniki is to the left, data for Eclipse and/or first Pentecost to the right. Asteroids in italics. Mythic Ganymede snatched to heaven by Zeus/Jupiter is archetypal for any endings/Rapture theme so the contact is odd.

24 Taurus Sun                                        trine 24 Capricorn
Asc     25 Leo                                            conj 26 Leo Church (Pentecost)
Moon 8 Leo                                             conj 9 Leo
Mercury I Taurus                                    conj   0 Taurus Ganymede (Pentecost)
Mars     9 Leo                                             conj   8 Leo Moon
Jupiter 16 Gemini                                  opp   15 Sag Jupiter
conj  Part of Year of Death
conj Part of Faith and Hope ( Pentecost)
Saturn 9 Leo                                             conj   8 Leo Moon
Uranus 27 Aquarius                               opp   27 Leo Moon (Pentecost)
conj   28 Aqu Groom (Ascension)
Also, Thessaloniki Mars at 16 Virgo is square eclipse Jupiter and opposite 16 Pisces (Pentecost)


I will paste below what I have sent this morning in Australia to the Noel Tyl site in America

Much could be said on this topic, especially given several charts used for modern France -the 4th republic with its 24 Aries Midheaven as opposed to 5th looks like it might be more relevant at this point. However and dramatically I would point out this.

I have long claimed to possess the true chart for Christianity at Pentecost in AD 30 and that it works down to the last asteroid and still works for events.

Today Uranus for accidents and disasters is at 2 Taurus 9 dangerously square Pentecost’s fiery 2.40 Leo ascendant.

I don’t know the exact time the still ongoing fire began, but I am seeing the TV reports this morning in Australia and today is the 16th. The sun is presently at 25.40 Aries. This means today it sufficiently comes to  conjunct Pentecost’s 26.57 Aries Venus in its tenth house of destiny/reputation, Venus being its ruler of the fourth of any property, art and any endings. Also, transiting   doom-laden Saturn at 23 Cap is conjunct Pentecost’s Neptune (the stained glass windows have been lost) and square the 23 Aries destiny Midheaven of Pentecost.

That this event occurs in the Holy Week before the Passover in sync this year with the Christian feast, looks like not just an event but an omen, an omen of the soon end of the Piscean Christian era itself, a subject which it seems is increasingly being reported by many in dreams.

I am not however going to get into date setting or speculations here re such as Second Advent or the Rapture, a real mystery which however I do see as arguably locked into symbolism and factors of the Pentecost chart from its inception. I will however say there is something  hurtful to me and rather shameful  in relation to the astrological community that none of its leaders, its magazines etc have,  over the years, been interested to feature or examine the chart for Christianity or indeed even for Christ. The latest gossip over Hollywood holds more importance. This isn’t good enough and against this failure I am confident of being proved right.

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It’s quite a question. Born last year, is Israel’s Red Heifer  likely to stay red and be the true and ritually perfect one whose ashes can be used in dedication of the anticipated third temple? Although, surprisingly, a couple of apparently pure red heifers have been born this year  too, there are some highly suggestive indications that the kosher true one quite likely finally arrived last August  and I am surprised I never examined this more closely before to pass an opinion.  After all, the whole question is now almost inextricably tied in with the current mounting expectations of a Messiah for Israel and full blown apocalyptic expectations in some Christian circles  (partly addressed in my recent “Rabbi Kanievsky’s Messianic Purim 2019”  on this site.

Just what the Red Heifer is and does, touches on some sensitive points of doctrine and difference between Judaism and Christianity. The Red Heifer of Num 19, is a unique sacrifice within Judaism, a sin offering which takes place outside the city walls and is effectively a collective purification from sin and the greatest impurity of all which is death.

The mainstream rabbinic position is that Israel is living in a state of ritual impurity unless and until the Temple system of sacrifice is restored. The Christian position as outlined in especially  the Epistle to Hebrews and its Chap 10, is that Jesus made the sacrifice once and for all time for the sins of the world, rendering animal sacrifice unnecessary. Christians today seem divided  over whether any rebuilt temple that awaits its heifer is a positive move (a symbol and reminder of God to the world) or a signal/trigger of apocalyptic events since a false prophet or Antichrist will arrive to defile and stop the rituals of any new temple, or even a trigger to both possibilities.

One thing is rather clear amid differing beliefs. There is an affinity of sorts between the symbolism of Jesus and the Red Heifer. Jesus died, and the Red Heifer must uniquely die, outside the city walls and both are understood to die as radical sin offerings. Jesus “lamb of God” is as  much and possibly more the unique heifer, and both have been born under the sign of precision and perfection, of health and cure, Virgo, itself the ideal of the opposite sign, Pisces, sign of the  (approx. 2100 year) age  now declining and at its last gasps. For the astrology of Jesus, data that work for Jesus issue to this day, see

I will read this in two ways, first as a day chart and  where relevant  in relation to Israel, and second in relation to the regularly working data I claim to have for Christ. (See  Following   this I will have some things to say about the last Purim and “messianic” developments from that.

  • For the day of the Red’s birth (28.8.2018) we have no exact time or place, so I will follow custom and take the generalizing average of midday at Jerusalem. It  happens to be a potent choice, as the sun has just entered 5 Virgo where it conjoins asteroid JERUSALEM for that day, while Jupiter, the religion and beliefs planet, conjuncts the ascendant (the point rising on the horizon). Also the chart’s  base angle (origins,  traditions) at 24 Leo manages to be near conjunct modern Israel’s TEMPEL  asteroid, an incidental relevance.
  • Surprising, revolutionary, unique Uranus is suitably placed in Taurus, sign of the bull and any heifers. It’s a sign, besides, long associated with Israel which in modern times was born under Taurus in 1948. Uranus is also perfectly trine Saturn, symbol both of any traditions and any guilt, and at 2 degrees Capricorn very strong in the sign of its rulership. By tradition Israel wants to purge guilt with this heifer.
  • The birth can be world relevant and sacrifice associated especially as CHIRON, the wounded healer planetoid, is at 1 degree of Aries, namely on one of the six world points. ( O Aries is such a point, but anything up to 1.30 degrees is counted as on that degree).
  • At 2 of Taurus, Uranus in tension square to asteroid REDDISH at 2 Leo, heightens controversy around the status and significance of the heifer and whether she will remain completely red as required, – which she likely will. Reddish in a fixed sign (fiery red Leo) favours remaining red!
  • That this birth seriously involves Israel and its religion is indicated by the way at 16 Scorpio Jupiter, the faith and beliefs factor, makes fortunate easy trine to asteroid ISRAEL at 16 Cancer and to Neptune, strong in the sign it rules, at 15 Pisces…incidentally sign of the outgoing era.
  • That involved, however indirectly, are matters concerning the Messiah, is indicated by the challenging and tense opposition of asteroid MASI (Ar. Messiah) to Pluto, the judgement, force majeure, even deity planet.
  • Asteroid COLPA (sin/guilt) at 4 Cancer happens to be conjunct modern Israel’s Venus at 4 Cancer. This is all the more significant if one takes the usual, most working chart for Israel which shows Venus in its ninth house of beliefs and religion. So religious Israel wants the purification of this sin offering.                                                                              I am nonetheless bound to concede all of this may represent wishes, desires and expectations around the birth rather than its final identity.


I will now highlight the pattern of the day as it agrees and disagrees in connection with data for Jesus but either way suggests an element of destiny and involvement with many beliefs.

  • The sun is in Jesus’ sign of Virgo and at just 5 degrees it falls opposite his JACOBI, possibly indicating difference with traditions of the sons of Jacob.
  • Mercury (any news) at 16 Leo conjuncts JERUSALEM in Jesus’ chart. The heifer is all about Jerusalem  and being just outside it.
  • Venus, strong in its own sign, Libra  at 20 degrees, conjuncts SALMON (a variant Solomon name) itself in suggestively easy and favourable trine to Jesus’ 19 Gemini TEMPEL (Ger. temple) asteroid. This has to reflect current desires to restore the temple of Solomon. (Solomon as SALOMIN was in Jesus’ fourth house of his origins and ancestry along with other biblical notables).
  • At 16 Scorpio, religion planet and Bethlehem star, Jupiter,  well and truly reflects the confusion and argument about the meanings and fate of any  third temple and sacrifices. It manages to conjunct SETHOS (Seth/Set/Satan) which is bookend conjuncted at 15 and 17 Scorpio respectively by MALUS (bad) and PALOMA (dove) which is like some devil and Holy Spirit contention over religious issues.
  • Uranus at 2 Taurus is opposite Jesus’ VERITAS (Truth) at 2 Scorpio, incidentally a natal position suggestive that truth about Jesus has a lot to do with death and the issue of his death and transformation, ideas which as we know is not ultimately in harmony with what the heifer represents.
  • Pluto at 19 Capricorn is hitting a conjunction of several asteroids in Jesus’s pattern including ABBE (Father). The issue of the heifer involves both Jewish and Christian beliefs around how much the Father can be contacted and worshipped and will forgive.

I think the above is enough to signify the Red Heifer’s birth is timely and relevant for many current beliefs and that she is quite  likely to stay the course fully red and prove the elect creature that let’s the temple be dedicated. But she now has rivals whose dates I don’t find advertised. This whole subject is rather under wraps, no one knows where the heifers are being kept and raised.

Meanwhile….and to continue the story and issues of Rabbi Kanievsky’s Messianic Purim….


Where Israel was concerned the real surprise and gift of the festival proved not to be a hidden, emerging Messiah but Trump’s recognition of the historic Golan as Israel and not just “occupied territory”.

This intervention was clear enough, but post Purim 2019 a measure of confusion (some of it a bit amusing in line with Purim’s carnival spirit) prevails. Indeed, I can hardly keep up with and understand it all. Poor Rabbi Kanievsky who I  now find has stated the Messiah was born last July, must have felt short changed by the events of the festival that were supposed to present the Messiah to a few before a greater revelation around the elections and Passover. (But if he were still an infant, could the messianic crown anyway even fit his head?!).

What Rabbi Kaviensky and his devotees have been left to absorb is the embarrassment of someone apparently taking him at his word and more. On the evening of Purim, a not totally unknown figure once deported from Israel, King Ra-El (aka Raymond Elwood Lear b. June 9th 1968 in Illinois), was featured live stream on social media in English from Baja Mexico. The region is one  that Jews  have long inhabited and which has a kosher farm there that a time back announced it had produced a red heifer, though of course one from within Israel was always to be preferred and now lays claim.

Beneath a canopy blown by sea breezes, Ra-El swathed in Messianic garments arrived, a little  uncertainly  it seemed, to be anointed and crowned by the (returned?) prophet Elijah, as Son of David,  King of Kings, Lord of Lords and Son of a God who insists the world should acknowledge him. A cardinal of a masonic Catholic church has endorsed him as Israel’s and the world’s true Messiah.  Though obviously Ra-El is not this person nor the  Egyptian sun god Ra, nor the prophecied Antichrist either (the latter would have be more mesmerizing and seductive according to every dream of him reported), I did say in the Kaviensky article that the  pattern for Purim was somehow off and had a strange Christ/Antichrist savour.

So I wasn’t exactly wrong about that! And I must admit it’s interesting that Ra-El has his natal Pluto on the degree of Jesus’s sun, while his Jupiter is on the crucial Uranus, Regulus, Achristou conjunction of  the late Jeane Dixon’s Antichrist. But that need only mean there is a connection of themes, someone claiming to be the  Messiah and being thought by some to be the Antichrist.

Regardless of such festive season distractions, there are rabbis expecting some Messiah for Passover.  It is anyway  set to be a very special occasion this year because the Sanhedrin has declared its priests will perform a televised Passover sacrifice near to the Temple Mount. They will do so on the altar dedicated last December at Hannukah for use in the anticipated third temple. Clearly some leaders do anticipate a soon Messiah even though it won’t be Ra-El!

There are even people who have decided it’s Trump who is a, or the, Messiah (because he’s fulfilling a Cyrus-like role and could see a third temple built if his peace plan in the wake of Israel’s elections proves satisfactory). There are also fringe Christians who have decided Trump is not messianic but the Antichrist – previously there were, and still are, some Americans holding out for Obama as same! Others more numerous but not less radical, believe that between anticipated messiahs and Christs in the style of Ra-el, events are pointing to the near onset of the Tribulation (which if so would have to produce an Antichrist figure). Things are certainly hotting up in Jerusalem. Just how things are changing, events speeding up and people getting  impatient for the temple to be built and really soon can be gauged by this news article out only today.

There are regions into which astrology might be wiser not to stray, but for those who want something with a frisson, something can be conceded to the radicals. With shocking, revolutionary Uranus now entered stability and economics sign Taurus and painful wounded healer Chiron gone into aggressive Aries, both of them in March and staying for seven years, the duration of the Tribulation, this among other things would support the idea of major crises due before too long. There could be life-changing, painful crises that some might well call the Tribulation or its precursor.







(this article has been slightly amended and added to 28/2/19

Outright prophecy is rare, a gift of the few. What is more possible is to highlight times that potentially mark crises and turning points for people and nations. So I shall consider the intriguing question: has Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, one of Israel’s leading mystical rabbis, likely seen something for the Feast of Purim (21st March, beginning evening of 20th)  which is also the spring Equinox (20th March)

I  certainly note something peculiar that could be relevant to this strange forecast.

The story is going around in Israel that an Orthodox youth who asked the rabbi about registering for citizenship in order to vote in this year’s elections, was told he needn’t bother as the Messiah would be here by the elections (April 9th).  The Messiah even “began” this last Sunday 20th Jan (i.e  in the shadow of the long  super moon, blood moon eclipse to which both Jews and Christians have attached much if different significance). The Messiah will “appear” at Purim  21 March) and “finish” (in apparently the sense of more fully appear or be established) at the elections (April 9th).

This may not sound like the most likely of scenarios, and it’s not as though modern Israel hasn’t already had a few messianic forecasts, albeit a bit more generalized than this date- precise one that haven’t delivered. (Being less date sensitive it was easier to suggest people hadn’t sufficiently prepared themselves to deserve the advent!)

There is nonetheless at least some reason to imagine something might happen and be behind this latest forecast….and not just because 20/21 March is celestially a bit unusual in its own right. It happens that the equinox (0 Aries, a world point for astrology) corresponds this year near to the time of an opposing full moon at 0.09 Libra, itself the third and last full moon in a sequence of Super Moons (when the moon is at perigee-nearest to earth, largest and brightest) that began with the 21st Jan eclipse.

In the data I have for Christ’s birth (see below) the O.O9 Libra Purim full moon is falling of all things this year at the feast of Esther conjunct asteroid Esther at 0.19 Libra –  albeit for some Christians Esther is seen not simply as historical but an allegory of the Church/Bride and her preparation which introduces all sorts of issues I won’t go into in this article.

Whatever pattern is shown at an equinox is important for coming months, and at almost any full moon people are het up, and perhaps at March’s some really will be.


Here’s what strikes me about the 20/ 21st and which in light of things pointed out in my recent article, Forecasting and Interpreting 2019   could be significant. Mercury is the fastest moving planet, but whether read for the Equinox or the full moon, for Greenwich or Jerusalem, Mercury will be apparent retrograde in the later minutes of 18 Pisces while  the following planets are at:

Venus             23 Aquarius
Mars                23  Taurus  (degree of Israel’s sun)
Jupiter           23  Sagittarius
Saturn           19  Capricorn

This won’t signify much to those who aren’t aware as I am of certain Christ/Antichrist potentials here that can’t be entirely overlooked.

I have long insisted that, radically developing the D’Occhieppo/Hughes astronomical thesis regarding the Bethlehem Star, I possess the true data for Christ’s birth and that they work to this day for Jesus events. As in the above mentioned article with  link, I pointed out how, once again, late last year the chart was working on cue, but how that this time I had also expected something to happen around last December’s so-called Christmas comet (46 P Wirtanen).

I couldn’t imagine quite what this might be, but as said in the article, I seemed to finish with the answer and rather dramatically (see article’s sub-section “Things  of 2018 but affecting 2019 and touching on an endings theme). I had originally been especially struck by the way the position of Mars at the comet’s brightest was close, to nearly minutes of a degree, to the position of the Bethlehem Star at Christ’s birth – natally this star was Jupiter at 19.23 of Pisces and in conjunction with Saturn at 18.35 of Pisces, itself the sign of the era the birth may be said to have introduced.

Although some misguided Christians who disapprove and don’t understand astrology are determined to have Christ born under a super fortunate Jupiter/Venus aspect, in fact many things, including the restrictions upon Jesus, the frequent opposition he encountered and his messianic sufferings, are necessarily indicated instead by restrictive Saturn conjunct Jupiter and opposite  his identity giving Sun…..

……With all this in mind,  I note that at the Equinox on the 20th  March and full moon on the 21st, Mercury (any news) at 18 Pisces  is conjunct Jesus’ natal Saturn of the era  conjuction. Also strong in its own sign, Capricorn, Saturn at 19 degrees makes an aspect to Jesus’ natal Jupiter (the Bethlehem Star).


That may or may not be just coincidence, but here’s more. On the same day Venus at 23 Aquarius is degree conjunct and Mars in Taurus  degree exact in aspect (tension square) and  Jupiter exact opportunity sextile the 23 Aquarius moon at the birth of “the Child from the East”, the false prophet, the Antichrist according to the late Catholic seeress, Jeane Dixon. She alleged to have been granted vision of his birth back in the Middle East in 1962.

Mars conjunct 23 Taurus at Purim means it is conjunct modern Israel’s foundational sun at 23 Taurus.  At this degree the natal sun also happens to be natally  semi-sextile, a meetings aspect, to an asteroid Achristou  that  I have found over the years to have some relation to people on the dark side like the Beast himself, Aleister Crowley.  This is consequently a hint that at some point in its history there might be an occasion when Israel would have dealings with a false Messiah  figure and in relation to war and peace issues because Achristou is in the national sixth sector or armies and in bellicose Aries.

[It must however be stressed in parenthesis that strictly speaking , religious Jews expect two rather than one messiah, the more human “son of Joseph”, political figure and then a “son of David”, more regal  and priestly. Probably it is the Joseph Messiah that the Rabbi has in mind, especially as someone to appear before the elections, hence it’s the more Davidic figure who might seem more akin to Christianity’s anti-Messiah if and when he appeared]. The Joseph Messiah is set to die like any other mortal. In Christian theology Jesus, at any rate through his compassion and death fulfilled a Joseph type role, his second coming is understood to fulfil the more Davidic, millennial kingdom role].

That the period between Purim and Passover could well spring a few surprises on Israel is suggested by the fact shocks and surprises and novelty-bringing Uranus has entered a sign of no affinity where it could well upset many things, beginning 6th March.  Uranus will be there till mid 2026 ….. by which time perhaps Israel and nothing will be the same again. Suffering wounded healer, Chiron, will be in aggressive Aries around the same period (I can see some Christians immediately saying, they’re there the length of the Tribulation) . As Israel’s rising degree is 0 degrees Scorpio, this means its partnerships and open enemies, legal affairs ( treaties/covenants) point  in Taurus is to be transited in  March and its 3 degree Masi (Messiah asteroid) at 3 Taurus is conjuncted in May.

All this could add up to something if and when so many are anticipating major change in the religious sphere and even legal/political sphere too (Uranus across 2/3 Taurus could be involved with the peace plan.

While obviously Dixon could have been wrong about her figure of vision, it would be hard to imagine a more suggestive birth pattern  for him, especially when the name and place asteroids are added. And under a series of eclipses of the last two years I would even have expected this person, if he existed, to have already appeared, at very least to have considerably extended his range of influence in some circles. But perhaps finally 2019 is the time.

Personally, I would have thought around mid year and with the solar eclipse in Cancer (the person’s ascendant ) might have been more suitable for a (by now almost belated) full appearance of a Messianic claimant rather than the rabbi’s April elections time; but even for that time it can be conceded the April new moon (5th April and helping define the month from then) makes fortunate opportunity sextile to the sun of the figure of Dixon’s vision. This person might just make some strides then.

However, we have to consider that anything to do with Prime Minister Netanyahu is also important. Years ago the celebrated Rabbi Schneerson of the Chabad Lubavitcher movement, himself thought by some to be the Messiah, hoped and virtually forecast that Netanyahu would be handing the keys of Israel over to the Messiah in the wake of a long rule over Israel such as he has enjoyed. But the more immediate question is whether Netanyahu can even win the April election and could be free to give anything to anyone at all…plus how much anyone anywhere this year will be able to discern truth from false hood!

The mere fact that Jupiter this year  is at its strongest  in in its natural sign, Sagittarius, reflective of strong hopes and beliefs, but that it’s also periodically in affliction aspect to Neptune strong in its own sign Pisces, is harbinger of a great potential for deceptions, false hopes and delusions..


The election of 9th April is preceded on the 5th by a lunation at 15 Aries. This means it conjuncts the PM’s fated nodal axis at 16 Aries/Libra. The fact that the always more difficult south nodes natally conjuncts his Neptune, reflects that Bibi is surrounded by scandals at the same time as he is also associated with messianic national hopes and dreams. This is  because, positively, Neptune is charity, the highest ideals, dreams and visions, and to the extent any Messiah is a “dream of the ages”  the Messiah is Neptune.  Negatively, however, Neptune can be surrounded by scandal, lies, gossip and addictions.

Because at the time of April’s lunation prior to the election restrictive Saturn is conjunct the PM’s natal moon, the picture is not promising, even depressing and frustrating. But since Saturn is departing from conjunction with the natal moon, and Jupiter will be degree exact semi-sextile his natal Jupiter, it’s all very touch-and-go but possible he could still scrape through and then have struggles forming a new government. No doubt those who look forward to a Trump Peace Plan, a third temple, a Messiah, will hope he comes through, but his situation  is all part of the crises, marked tensions and cliffhangers of this year.

For a continuation of this story and what happened at Purim 2019  see on this site “The Stars of Israel’s Red Heifer”





In an era of equality, inclusiveness and globalism it can be almost un-PC to stress many kinds of difference. In the sphere of religion, Christianity is not immune from the charge of doing just that. It’s even seen as divisive to stress its traditionally claimed uniqueness; however, it can also be misleading to downplay the difference,  and it helps nothing in the end.

Moreover….. it’s not possible to as good as pluck the planets with all their weight of symbolic meaning, out of the heavens to serve passing trends. And truth in this area is stranger than fiction and certainly archetypal enough.

If you wish to understand what Christianity and its difference is, the shortcut , the key  is quite simply its birth star which is identical with the planet that oversaw the birth of Jesus, namely the Bethlehem Star. This was Jupiter.


Jupiter evokes creation/salvation themes not least by just its cosmic status. With by far the greatest mass  of any planet in the solar system, it is believed to have been in some fashion involved in the formation of the solar system by its wanderings while it continues to function as a shield against the asteroids and comets  it absorbs so that life on earth is safer than otherwise.

To whatever extent the ancients understood Jupiter’s function (and they almost certainly didn’t), they intuited its status archetypally and deemed the planet basically fortunate, the principle of optimism.

Jupiter, the “lucky” kingly and/or priestly planet (kingly and priestly roles were often interchangeable in the ancient world), was associated with all kinds of plenty, mental and material. It ruled higher mind and education,  philosophy, vision, long journeys, especially quests, pilgrimages and missions opening the mind or enlarging knowledge. Discovery and Truth were its natural domain, along with related issues of freedom, justice, mercy, faith and hope.

More materially it represented not just bounty and wealth, but protection and recreation of all kinds and very much the benefit of fructifying rains that insure harvests, (a watery association amid Jupiter’s commoner fiery ones, but a reason the planet anciently “ruled” not just equine Sagittarius but oceanic Pisces).

Of course, negative expression was always possible as when largesse became excess, beliefs turned fanatic and rains became floods, but these variations on a theme required everything from actively bad attitude on the part of receiving mortals to a less fortunate interaction with other planets. But basically Jupiter was good news, favouring joy and even laughter.



Why people have considered Jupiter to be the Bethlehem star and proof that it had to have been so, is beyond present scope (1). But assuming the truth of this now widespread belief, Jupiter emerges as the most natural sign, forecast and star of Christianity.

It’s what Christianity is most essentially about, which is “gospel” (good news and the second chance) for everyone and everywhere in harmony with Jupiter’s internationalism and love of the foreign, even while paradoxically its universal message is what contributed to distinguish it from many religious systems  in their frequent dedication to local and tribal loyalties.

When making comparison with other belief systems   and insisting upon similarities in the interest of inter-faith ventures,  it’s not just problematic that, for example, some faiths like Buddhism and Jainism are “atheistic” or rather non-theistic, denying any doctrine of creation or creator (itself a sort of Jupiterian “king” and universal ruler theme  reflected in early Pantocrator depictions of Christ in Greek churches). At issue is that the entire practice and focus is different.

Christianity is based on faith and our “blessed hope” (Tit 2:13). Its hope theme thus renders it strongly  future orientated. Even the religion’s Last Supper is instituted as memorial until the kingdom comes. Buddhism and New Ageism like that of Eckbert Tolle, are organized above all towards living in the present moment, practicing psychological “mindfulness” as opposed to concentration upon God in various ways from devotion to study. (Christianity admittedly does also advise to be sufficiently in the here and now  and so “take no thought for the morrow”; but present focus of this kind exists within a larger, future kingdom focus and is only possible because of it).


Christianity as “gospel” (it means good news) and which entails the redemptive second chance, is most crucially based upon the forgiveness that links to a Jupiterian free pardon and salvation theme This itself is harmonious with Jupiter’s protective role that, saviour-like, takes into itself the cosmic blows that helps earth life to continue. (Some, perhaps taking symbolism too far, would even see Jupiter’s stripes as akin to the healing messianic stripes and bruises of Is 53:5).

But Christianity’s difference is even enlarged into absolute distinctiveness and separate vocation by the heavens of its other foundation date, Pentecost AD 30. This day links Jupiter in direct fortunate relation to both the day’s sun and its Uranus, the Aquarian planet (another gas planet like Jupiter) of absolute individualistic uniqueness and  breakaway novelty. The Uranian contact along with Jupiter’s associations, sometimes royal, sometime priestly  but either way with some sense of entitlement, chimes with ambitious statements of election and separate vocation like, “You are a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people….(1 Pet 2:9).

Other religions are not so Jupiter based, or at most only secondarily. Other faiths are by contrast religions of Saturn, i.e. ways of works, or wheels of inexorable Law lived out in light of tradition.

Depending upon situation and perspective, Saturn will represent either God as the ruler of time, fate and Law – the biblical God the Father and “Ancient of Days” figure, or else as a shadow deity or even enemy of God, a dark, destroying Shiva or an accusing Satan. Either way entailed is an inexorable force that is not, like Jupiter, an intercessory one that allows for exceptions.

Based considerably upon Saturnian traditions of family or tribe, non Christian religions offer programmes of auto-salvation   and/or mental adjustment  which is why even the state of enlightenment  is less associated with vision giving Jupiter (called Guru or teacher in HInduism) than thinking Mercury, ruler of the brain.   Non-Christian systems work  to dissolve karma or inherited curses rather than receive as gift anything beyond law and custom.

Non-Christian religions are also essentially Saturnian in being fate and cycle ruled rather than  messianically/”regally” history-guiding.  This is the case with even Islam (which means submission, a Saturnian word) with its crescent lunar symbolism, because in celestial symbolism, what is lunar is what measures and times the cycles of Saturn, moon and Saturn having certain affinities.


It was suitably a Jupiter-ruled, Sagittarian, C.S.Lewis, who when asked what was distinctive about Christianity, correctly and simply answered “grace”. He might have added the democratic freedom of choice to receive or reject that grace.

It is usually the forces of Saturnian law and tradition which to this day will persecute Christianity (like currently government Buddhists in Vietnam beating Christians who don’t bow to Buddha, and Hindus attacking Christian churches and disrupting services deemed insults to their traditional deities). Here the democratic choice element in Christianity appears a threat to political authorities and all tradition.

Conjunctions are very for or against something depending on the factors involved. At Christ’s birth Jupiter conjuncted Saturn closely, an indicator of both close relation to the Ancient of the Day, the Father beyond this world, but potentially also conflict with tradition and ruling authorities here on earth, and even conflict with the devil believed to own the world.

Against the element of impersonal mathematical perfection in Saturn, everyone is either wrong or hasn’t done enough (and Saturn as Satan which means accuser, can always accuse souls of that!).

Among the many who believe Jupiter was the Bethlehem star, some believe Jupiter was conjunct the other good fortune indicator, Venus, rather than Saturn. If this had been the case Jesus would have been crowned messianic king in his lifetime, been inclined to wealth and successl. His gospel would have been akin to American Prosperity gospel and his love and mercy messages purely permissive as opposed to more conditional and striven for, because there is that  element even amid the Jupiterian embrace and second chances.

Born around the time the Roman empire opened itself to subsequently oppressive notions of its emperor himself being Jupiter, a divine “son”  or extension of God, Jesus’ gospel is most essentially the declaration that a new way is opened to contact with the otherwise remote, withdrawn and inexorable Creator God who is nonetheless Jesus’ Father and potentially that to others who tread the Jupiterian path of faith and belief.

What Christians will call “the dispensation of Grace”, the times of wide acceptance,  is identical with the age of Pisces now at its end. This fact is in turn  a key  to the present spiritual crisis, the general breakdown and confusion of the modern world  (see below) and the reaction of some believers in the face of that.   It should incidentally be  noted in connection to any endings theme and as one of the extremer examples of Jupiterian faith and hope, that some maintain that believing prepared followers of Christ must be “raptured”, to heaven before the full turmoil of apocalyptic era change is unleashed. Is this archetypal/prophetic?  Interestingly, Jupiter has a moon, the solar system’s largest, called Ganymede. This means it’s named in myth for the youth unexpectedly snatched to heaven and Jupiter’s banqueting table.


At the end of the Piscean era not only rather ominously, but appropriately, fish keep dying in the rivers and oceans in unprecedented numbers and waters keep  turning red fit for the plagues of Egypt, but there is confusion of belief.  Not least this crisis of belief is involved with  the whole notion of a distinct gospel and even forgiveness. Increasingly just anything and nothing are tolerated, while the elements of definition and doctrine favoured  under Jupiter  becomes suspect, dismissed as subversion or prejudice, if it is even permitted to speak.

It is an open question whether the biblical Millennium equates with the the age of Aquarius, sign of utopias. But what is certain is any era under that sign would not be “ruled” by Jupiter but rather jointly ruled in the style of Aquarius by Saturn, whose core is iron, and by Uranus, sign of lightening, electricity and sudden inspirations. All said and done, the Millennium ruled is by “a rod of iron” (Rev 12:5) but united in a universal awareness of God (Hab 2:14)

It is interesting that in the world’s great tribulation time of plague, disaster and breakdown that marks the end of an era that awaits the new dawn of another, it’s another kind of gospel, called an “eternal gospel”,  is conveyed by an angel, not any man, priest or prophet. Not Jupiterian,  scarcely a matter of choice and free will, inquiry or debate at all, it is simply a command to worship the God of creation ahead of the approaching judgement (Rev 14:6,7).

There is little question that what is most essentially and indelibly Christian is what symbolic shorthand can call “Jupiterian”. But at the end of the longtime Jupiter-related era, what is most distinctive becomes less clear to the world and even to Christians themselves who lose grip of the original sense of election and/or  vocational difference so strong at the first Pentecost. In its place arises  a confused, often illusory new age or secular human oneness of minimal spirituality and little faith,  often a case, as promised, of  individuals “having religion but denying its power” (2 Tim. 3:5).

Secularists will doubtless rejoice at the decline  of Christian influence and values, but nature, and especially religion and the collective unconscious, know no vacuum.     Increasingly, fake facts, news and information will and must take over as the Jupiterian Truth principle slips away towards free fall…. at the same time as Jupiter’s root associations continue to be strongly confirmed by events (2).

1)  Concerning the Bethlehem Star see  The Magi at Era’s End especially the op-ed section ” Proving an Historic Discovery and Answering Pope Benedict’s Question”  with its summary of leading facts. 
2) The Big Jesus and Jupiter Weekend


This article is called “Christianity and the Jupiter Difference”.  I maybe insufficiently emphasized that Jupiter describes the religion around Jesus almost more than Jesus  in himself. Jesus’ character is described more by Neptune, the other ruler of the Piscean sign that rules the era that begins around the time of Jesus’ birth.

Neptune is not least about dreams and mysticism and Jesus, especially as Messiah, is the “dream of the ages”.  He is also the person  “acquainted with sorrows” and “all compassion” and Neptune is certainly about sorrows, sacrifice, and charity. Neptune was not visible at the time of Jesus’ birth so for a long time Jupiter as his birth star coloured much description of him and at worst dehumanized him, seeing doctrine and Christ the King  at the expense of the more  human dimension admitted by Neptune. Films (ruled by Pisces/Neptune) have in modern times somewhat humanized Jesus away from the   regal figure much favoured by art and a Jupiterian king planet emphasis. Ultimately however one must combine the two perspectives.



For some, a highlight of this year’s Golden Globe awards was actor Christian Bale’s thanking Satan for inspiring his role  of Dick Cheney in the film Vice. Most of course regarded this as simply a joke but it wasn’t quite such an off the cuff joke given that Bale followed the statement up with a now recognized 666 hand sign.

While blame and praise have inevitably arisen from Christian and Satanistic quarters, ignored is that this was text book astrology stuff, the Aquarian from the Uranian sign of shocks, surprises and the unconventional being shocking for the sake of it… in this case perhaps for the hell of it…..  This means that also ignored was the oddity that  the acceptance speech attack on Cheney was an Aquarian born 30th January attacking another Aquarian born 30th Jan –  a matter of  hidden  affinities behind the real reason the actor ever obtained  the part!

Also  overlooked is that, along the lines of the old saying “speak of the devil and he appears”, the world that is entertained and bemused by a variation on an awards night theme of sometimes thanking God, may have witnessed something closer to unconscious invocation with relevance at this time.

There are at least  certain ironies here and not just someone with the name of  Christian thanking the devil. I’m not any expert on Dick Cheney who like too many politicians may not have been too admirable and attractive, but The Australian’s genial political writer, Greg Sheridan, a few days ago wrote an article (I can’t link to it here, it’s behind a pay wall) on just how “profoundly dishonest”, the film Vice is.

Sheridan who has had interviews and dealings with Cheney over the years, couldn’t recognize the man in the film or even some of the lead facts. He regards the film as part of the now “vice grip” of the hard  left on the arts generally and that favours mud-slinging and libellous treatment over legitimate criticism of anyone or anything one disagrees with.

So, as the devil is said to be “the father of lies” (Joh 8:44), perhaps Bale can well thank this being for helping him towards work in a merely  false and defamatory depiction!

However, as Aquarians are powerful trend-setters (like Mary Quant who created a revolution by just raising hem lines) and like singer Ed Sheeran liable to obtain levels of popular following incommensurate with their achievements, woe to our pleased-to-be-shocked world if soon it meets the Antichrist.

Many years ago the late seeress Jeane Dixon alleged she had been shown his birth in the Middle East (the early church believed this person was a Syrian) and this birth was under a unique line-up of the planets in Aquarius. The world would be massively deceived by this person whose philosophies would constitute a false anticipation of incoming Aquarian age values. Idolized by especially the young as a sort of guru, this person would ultimately declare himself God for all to worship.

There are reasons that  I needn’t go into not to dismiss this prophecy outright. Here I need only throw out the reminder “woe to those who laugh now” and suggest we beware people in the entertainment industry who publicly flirt with the dark side. It’s already been troublesome enough (See : Ariana Grande and the Dark Side   ) or should one  say baleful?






 In case you hadn’t noticed, MBS, aka Prince Mohammed Bin Salman of Saudi, is a rather gorgeous standout – what Americans would call “eye candy”. This Solomon could fit in anywhere from the boudoirs of the  Song of Songs, to Hollywood epics  like The Ten Commandments. I am not sure why, before and during recent scandals, the simple fact that the prince  represents some kind of poster boy ideal for his regional type, was not more  admitted, if at all.

Perhaps men don’t want to be thought gay for appreciating his looks, or women to seem easily smitten by a male who doesn’t too obviously need or impel admiration  due to the faint aura of self-contained or satisfied  transcendence that attaches to  him. It supplies him an allure not wholly  alpha male erotic nor easily romantic either despite  cupid bow lips.   MBS,  in short, has not just looks but accompanying  presence. He may, as per reports, be an eccentric and  more, but when he drifts into company, it can be a bit like a gracious angel on visit; the focus of the very clear eyes is vaguely  remote from the immediate setting, the expression slightly ironic. “Don’t worry” he coolly assures President Macron, whose manner by comparison seems like a  hot and bothered elf and one who, like a troubled child, unhappily exclaims ”but I do worry, you don’t listen to me”

Macron may not quite look the divine Jupiter part he has openly admitted aspiring to, but if MBS bothers him, perhaps he’s right to be a bit troubled in relation to who and what is one of the modern world’s living, breathing enigmas.

O foolish world that can’t and won’t read a horoscope, nor look beyond appearances!

There are some facts from the skies about MBS worth noting. First, this prince, who has had half the princes of his nation locked up (even if for good reformist reasons) is a Sun King in waiting. He is the latest Louis X1V on the block.

MBS was born in Riyadh on 31.8.1985. The fatal combination of (usually)  brainy Virgo,  sign of the prince’s sun,  alongside the planets Venus, Mercury and Mars in theatrical, autocratic Leo, is  the single best passport to attitudes of the “L’etat c’est moi” (I am the state) variety. Louis X1V had Sun in Virgo with Venus  and moon in Leo. However, in the twenty first century, Sun King attitudes are more acceptable if they can blend, as in MBS’s case they do, with the more would-be different and futuristic tendencies of a natal Jupiter (philosophy/beliefs) in trendy, maverick Aquarius. Those beliefs nevertheless come and go – especially where women are concerned, since MBS’s reformist Jupiter in Aquarius is challengingly  opposed to Venus (women).

But with the sun in Virgo and the moon in Pisces (lunar degree unknown as the birth time is undeclared) there is – however secret and repressed – beyond a modern autocratic reformism, a feeling for something rather different again, a more radical and service-orientated role, even realizations of a self-as-Christ kind.

If this sounds unlikely, consider that not only are Virgo and Pisces signs prominent for the birth pattern of Christ, but that the prince has been exceptionally  liberal and tolerant  in affairs of  religion,  recently permitting a first ever Coptic mass to be celebrated in Saudi and entertaining a group of evangelicals (non Muslims are still not  permitted to worship in their own homes).  Moreover   the secret buyer of the world’s most expensively auctioned  art work,  Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi, an otherworldly portrait of Christ, is now widely believed to be MBS.

If the true birth time additionally rendered the unworldly Pisces moon closely square to Uranus, that would suggest the prince is the maverick he’s often said to be, an  original soul  better fitted to perhaps  art curating and criticism  than politics.  Which would be a reason he has fallen into what are now  widely deemed to be   reckless international policy positions.


Rather more concerning than the Pisces-Virgo input, and enough to make Macron worry and half the rulers of the world tremble in their boots  for their nations’ policies, is that the prince’s dramatic Mars in autocratic Leo is in close, tense, unfortunate 90 degree square to Saturn in often deadly and vengeful Scorpio (23 Leo to 22 Scorpio).

The Mars square Saturn aspect has traditional mauvaise reputation in astrology. If you heard recently of a certain Prince blowing his top, there’s no need to dismiss it as fake news and press gossip. It’s par for the course. Mars/Saturn square can be a virtual Hitler aspect, ruthless and liable to explode in terrible rages at the drop of a hat. The philosopher Wittgenstein shared the aspect with Hitler, and it looks like he beat a sick pupil so severely in a fit of rage that the youth later died, though connections prevented consequences in the matter.

However….damning through these associations are, this does not automatically  render MBS guilty as charged where murder is concerned.  Many people have difficult Mars/Saturn aspects and they are not all murderers, not even when transits hit off the natal aspect. They may just spit the dummy or strike someone in a rage. It is actually possible that on a day the prince spat the dummy, some over-eager supporters, thinking they could read his mind or  do themselves or Saudi  a favour, took action. Something of the kind  MBS half admitted in defence of his innocence  to the  visiting evangelicals. (He spoke of actions taken by over-enthusiastic people).

This is  at least plausible.  Virgo is a mild sign much given to ruminations  of conscience (Tolstoy for example takes it to extreme)  and someone seeking harmony of religions is  not the likeliest candidate to accept living with the thought of blood  on their hands. And it’s not to let MBS or Saudi  off the hook, to point out that  international  sympathy for Turkey at MBS’ expense, (and Trump’s)  is excessive given the repression, imprisonment, corruption and torture regularly associated with that country.

I think that when he’s cool, not feeling offended and fuming over hurts, MBS means well; but while he’s intelligent in his Virgoan way with a good grasp of details and a soft touch if and when he wants to extend it, he’s also pretty muddled. Between the moon (perhaps afflicted) in imaginative Pisces and with dreamy Neptune strong and almost misplaced on a world point (0 Capricorn) trine his sun, imagination could also run riot, and convey him almost anything. MBS could imagine so many things and so many alternative possibilities he may not practically imagine the death and wrecking ball effects his foreign policy could be causing on the ground.

I’ll not go on except to say that, at a guess given an unknown birth time, the rising sign that modifies the correct, neat and rather “perfect”  Virgoan appearance,  could  be “beautiful” and theoretically peace-loving Libra or else placid Taurus.  – the ascendant sign is the  personal image and how one is seen. All said and done, MBS seems, despite the Yemen horror, to be all for a historic peace in, and general progress for, the Middle East. But also the prince, at least in western garb, appears  slightly plump and could well become more so with age and the stress under which he will probably increasingly live.

As Libra/Venus, and also Venus/ Taurus, rule sugars,  one often finds Libra and Taurus rising people putting on the pounds and widening the waist line. That could become a great temptation to someone with a natal Venus opposed by enlarging Jupiter (at another level this marks a contact between the two most fortunate planets helping to protect and  keep MBS  in power).  Whatever the truth,  art loving MBS will have to beware of becoming one of Rubens’ weight-challenged royals. Especially If you’re a bit ruthless on the inside, it would be best to keep up a stylish appearance on the outside!



The run up to Easter 2018 sees the release of more than one religion-related film and not only the season but the dates of release are eloquent for what is involved.

The newest cinematic take on the Magdalene is Australian director Garth Davis’s film, Mary Magdalene premiered in Australia  on the 23rd and generally released on 30th March, Good Friday (world premiere was in London on Feb 26th on which I comment presently). Said to be visually impressive,  the film is not, it seems, controversial by reason of making the Magdalene Jesus’ wife nor the prostitute of non biblical tradition, but rather by endorsing and imagining her in the role of spiritual feminist and 13th apostle. Through her is conveyed some rather new age (or  end of age)  mysticism of the “unconditional” variety that can lend a forgiving, sympathetic ear to a vividly portrayed Judas. There is a lot of water, of mystical “letting go” and accepting in the film reflected in a framing sequence of a seemingly sinking yet surviving Magdalene.

The timing of the film is rather exquisite. The planet/symbol of truth is Jupiter. It is under its current transit of Scorpio, sign of sex and mysteries, that the truth has been coming out about Hollywood and sexual exploitation generally. On March 23rd and 30th, Jupiter stands on 22 of water sign, Scorpio. When it does this it is directly opposite asteroid MAGDALENA at 22 Taurus in the Pentecost 30 AD foundation pattern for Christianity. This challenging or just oppositional position not only invites to a revisionist re-thinking of the Magdalene in the manner of the current “apparent retrograde” of Jupiter and its watery sign, but warns that what is presented is also largely untrue to the person and her beliefs.

(If one were to take the Feb 26th London premiere that message is arguably stronger. Jupiter just inside 23 Scorpio is again opposite MAGDALENA at 22 Taurus.  At whatever was the time on that day, the moon in Cancer was is in the opposite sign from MAGDALENA in the chart for Jesus whose passivity in the film is reflected in a Venus exactly transiting his Jupiter/ Bethlehem star but in stress square to Mars in Sagittarius, sign of religion and philosophy, this well reflecting how the conclusion of the film as good as maintains any kind of organized religion is the enemy of what the Magdalene represents).


The premiere of the film, Paul, Apostle of Christ, falls on March 23rd (brought forward from the 28th). Those involved in the film, not least Jim Caviezel who starred as Jesus in The Passion of the Christ but in this film is Paul’s travel companion, Luke, hope much for the film.  Remarkable coincidence would suggest it can make a real impression at a time when faith is challenged and great figures in religion are either being  nostalgically remembered or longed for in the wake of especially the decease of America’s Billy Graham in February.


I wrote the following  before I learned of the premiere of the Magdalene film…..Correctly yet again, both my data for Pentecost AD 30 (the birth of Christianity) and name asteroids prove themselves remarkably able to register notable issues and events for the faith to this day .

On the 23rd March, the sun is bordering 3 degrees Aries. This is the degree, and within Pentecost’s ninth house of religion and distance travel (and thus anything “apostolic”) of Jupiter, planet of faith, preaching, religion and the Bethlehem Star.

(It also happens that March 23rd ‘s 3 Aries is  challengingly opposite the 3 degrees of Libra that rises at Caviezel’s birth. This factor times the premiere for the actor and gives him all of an audience for it, though unlikely with the acclaim he was bound to receive for his portrayal of Jesus given that his actor-friendly natal Jupiter is degree exact Jesus’ identity-giving birth sun) .

Shocking, extreme but crowd friendly Uranus on the day has just entered 27 degrees Aries. This means it’s just minutes of a degree past perfect conjunction with Christianity’s natal Venus at 26.57 Aries. (That natal Venus is itself conjunct the religion’s destiny, reputation and leadership Midheaven at almost 24 Aries). The contact is, I believe, involved with what seems to be the film’s rather Venusian theme of forgiveness and reconciliation that’s extreme. However this is not what is most striking in the pattern……

We next ask where is the reputation-affecting Venus itself on the day? Sure enough it is on 20 Aries. This suitably makes it conjunct both Pentecost’s LUKAS (Luke) at 20 Aries and its PAUL at just 21 Aries. And let’s note this pair stood at Pentecost in favourable sextile aspect to APOSTEL (apostle) at almost 20 Gemini.

The pair’s natal conjunction and then this March 23’s Venus conjunction to it (and within Pentecost’s travelling, missioning ninth house too), agree with the fact that Paul and Luke were fated to travel together on some wide ranging missions (witness the so-called “we” passages of Acts) and were together in Rome as portrayed in the film.


On the 23rdforce majeure factor, Pluto, is almost to the minute of a degree in stress square to Pentecost’s PAUL. I should say this reflects a persecution theme, the one-time persecution of Christians by Paul and then pagan persecution of Paul. Persecution is central and it is possible too that the film itself will be opposed because people don’t entirely like the person and/or his cinematic portrayal. Some argument over the film seems almost guaranteed by the way that additionally  Mars at 3 Capricorn stress squares the sun of the day.

Of some significance, but I am unsure quite what, Mercury at 16 Aries on the day is at stationary apparent retrograde. This could invite to re-thinking and re-examining Paul in the way retrogrades do retrace steps and rethink things; but the fact 16 Aries is conjunct such asteroids as VATICANA and CRUZ (cross) makes me wonder, especially with Caviezel praying the rosary to get through the film, if this won’t be a very Catholic kind of production as was The Passion in its way.

I have only read articles and seen a trailer and so can’t judge, and as this film will not apparently like The Passion have input from the interpretations and ideas of any Catholic visionaries, I asked myself quite what I meant by a “Catholic” film. I think it was this.


The theme in such cases  can be emotionally Christian, concerned primarily with a few black and white choices (in this film  between love and hate, forgiveness and vengeance) but with no especially “Judaeo-Christian” character to it. One anticipates little that’s suggestive of more intellectual or theological conflicts such as Paul’s story involves.

A “Catholic” art, even at its most sophisticated, carries with it little or no suggestion for Christians of Paul’s alternative jewishness, none of his sense of gentiles being the wild olive shoot grafted onto the tree of Israel (Rom 11:17,18). One almost never deals in historical religious development but as in Dante more like supposedly rationally derived timeless principles promoted by Aristotle and Aquinas, truths and emotions justified more by logic than dialectic. This risks the faith becoming precisely a kind of independent gentile “boasting above Israel”  against which the apostle warns.

Paul arrives at a more protesting if not Protestant, “amazing grace” set of beliefs through argument with a type of legalistic, Jewish background. As such Paul is a revolutionary, transitional figure who straddles two eras, (the ages of Aries and Pisces astrologically), helping to define the nature of the latter. Philosophically Paul belongs with the existentialist KIERKEGAARD who conjuncts him at Pentecost, in being against the status quo in religion and the world and defining beliefs against experience.

Great men make great mistakes and that includes Paul. People don’t stop calling Churchill great because he had a dark side and some of his decisions, especially as regards Ireland, were unfortunate and deadly. We may regret today that Paul could be myopic in relation to women and gays – even St Teresa of Avila complained to Jesus about Paul on women – but he was a man of his times. And it is because he was a protestor and reformer of many things that we are at least free to question him in turn as part of the whole spiritual and intellectual revolution he began.


As said, I think this film speaks to both a certain nostalgia and hope for great(er) leadership in religion. Possibly this is reflected at this season  in yet another coincidence – the fact that currently Neptune, chief significator for cinema, is at 14 Pisces, its own sign,  opposite Pentecost’s GRAHAM at 13 Virgo, an asteroid highlighted by a Venus conjunction on the day of his death (21st February). This could remind us that whatever his particular gifts, Billy Graham was not a figure quite like St Paul but very much his own person and of his own time, someone made possible by media who could be as much his persecutor as his supporter.

Across time the differences between a St Paul and a Billy Graham might be large, but the same pattern for Pentecost 30 AD will still register after two millennia for matters concerning them. Christians who demonize and dismiss astrology miss much that they should know of times past and present; and at the end of the era Christ’s birth may be said to have inaugurated, that’s unfortunate and serious.