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According to Psalm 19:2 and referring to the heavens it is said: ”Day to day pours forth speech / and night to night declares knowledge”. (NRSV)

Christians and others who dismiss astrology outright won’t understand what that means,  nor appreciate how especially nowadays with modern techniques and recourse to name, place and concept asteroids, the skies can be made to speak and name people, situations and general fate patterns as in the case of the recent  Abraham  Accord Peace Treaty.

I touched on features of that event in the preceding article but can read further   for some points now that I have the crucial time for setting the relevant Event chart. My chief aim is to gauge how likely this treaty is to possess the kind of “prophetic” significance  which especially some Christians seek to give it in light of all the talk out of Jerusalem about a Messiah awaiting to appear.

According to an astrologer friend in California who watched the ceremony, for purposes of analysis  the correct  moment summarizing and symbolizing the whole event should be the time  those involved finished their signatures to the Accord and held them up to view. This was 1.37 PM EDT in Washington DC.


Simply as an Event chart for an epoch-making treaty (Trump’s long awaited “Deal of the Century”), the pattern  was strikingly apt under the rules. Though I will suggest there was and is a lot more than meets the eye, consider first just a few standard timed  chart basics.

  • “This moment now” is reflected by the fated Midheaven   point. It ‘s in Libra, sign of peace,  agreements and diplomacy. Mercury (any signatures) at 15 of Libra in the destiny sector is making helpful, fortunate trine to the 14  Gemini descendant angle (agreements, unions of persons or nations a bit divided in the style of Gemini).
  • Rising on the horizon at 14 degrees and with some connection to who is involved, is the sign of Sagittarius. This is sign of the foreign, of religion and philosophies (themes  ranging in the background of what is being agreed). This ascendant angle representing the environment and those involved in the event  is then conjuncted from 13 degrees by asteroid AMERICA. That nation via Trump and his son in law is obviously much involved!
  • The treaty is among other things a distinctly financial deal, and the Capricorn facilitator/negotiator, Jerad Kushner, is all of a business man. Suitably, and in Kushner’s own sign, there is a fortunate Jupiter in Capricorn conjuncting the event’s cusp of the second house of finances. From  there Jupiter is in looser conjunction within the money house to Saturn and Pluto, two factors signalling major transformations in the area of economics.
  • The treaty is very much predicated upon at least a postponement of Israel’s intended annexation of its long troubled but historically associated West Bank region. This is reflected in the way that Israel’s fourth house sector of anything to do with land and home  shows Mars in in its natural sign, Aries, and in its apparent retrograde (i.e. a going back upon the originally intended aim as regards territory).

Such then is the basic nature of the event and its accurate enough reflection through the pattern. But what about any more shadowy background themes,  anything from the new messianism  in Jerusalem  to promotion of a new Chrislam style religion that some suspect?  It must be said  suspicion in these areas  seems  warranted through some strange coincidences and possible  warnings starting with the Venus (peace and agreements) that in the previous article I pointed out was emphasized on the day but tricky.


  • Venus at 10 Leo in the eighth sector of secrets and transformations is conjunct asteroid Church. This bespeaks  how the treaty  can be linked to the plans of many, but especially Pope Francis, for a union of faiths, especially Abrahamic. But within the same sector, and conjunct the world point of 15 Leo, is  the asteroid Lie.  And  Conjunct Lie at 14 Leo is the apocalyptically and symbolically resonant  Babylon (the summation of false world economic and religious systems) dominated by Revelation’s false Messiah but due to be destroyed during the Tribulation period. (Rev, chaps 17 and 18).  Well….of astrology’s six world points, 15 Leo is deemed the most unfortunate!
  • The belief of Jerusalem rabbis that at this fated time the Messiah’s appearance is at hand and that there is already communication with him, is arguably implied by the way Masi (Messiah)  at 7 of religious Sagittarius in the twelfth sector of the hidden  is in direct tension square to Jerusalem  and in the communications sector besides  at 7 of mystical  Pisces . The latter  is sign of the star of Bethlehem and the outgoing era.
  • At 14 Gemini conjunct the chart’s unions-related  Descendant angle is  Koronis (Crown). This is what has been made by the Temple Institute and currently awaits to be placed on the assumed Messiah’s head  (During a season of  Corona virus perhaps?).
  • Within the Accord’s unions house at 24 Gemini are the fated nodes at 24 Gemini  Interestingly enough,  in my data for Christ  this point corresponds to the degree of Leroy (the King). If there is a false Messiah connection such agreements and disagreements between charts are only to be expected. Chart comparison is important…which leads to the point……
  • The Accord’s Venus-associated Midheaven at 2.34 Libra makes easy fortunate trine to the 2.45  Aquarius Mars of the most suggestive, likely chart for any false Messiah data such as I derive from a  famous  vision of the birth in 1962. In Revelation this leader arrives in white and on a white horse suggestive of peace, and receives a crown, but he has a bow and goes out to conquer  (Rev 6:2)  – the Tribulation is a time that peace is removed from the earth (Rev 6:4) all hopes of peace  and a strengthened  peace covenant despite.  The Accord’s 2 Libra Midheaven is, besides, conjunct an Aparicio at 3 Libra in the data for Jesus. Might the degree  belong with appearance to the world of another kind?
  • There is no explicit Antichrist asteroid, but over years and empirically I believe the  Achristou  asteroid  is  what I call its “astrospeak” version and works appropriately. If this is correct, then at the recent ceremony Achristou  was strongly placed. It is  in the religion sector more or less at the midpoint of the Sun and Midheaven itself and conjunct Isa (Jesus) there. Since conjunctions are very pro or contra something depending on the factors, there can be an implicit struggle here over  Christ (i.e. Anointed One, Messiah) as regards status and meaning.  The mentioned midpoint normally carries the meaning of advancement, successes. The fact that the Accord’s Mercury at 15 Libra fortunately trines the AC’s natal  sun would indeed make for facilitated aims if and when this leader appeared. The Accord’s moon in Leo itself conjuncts the AC’s significant conjunction  of his ruling planet Uranus with the fixed star of royalty and rule, Regulus along with Achristou.
  • The asteroid Theotes (God, Godhead) is descriptively placed at 27 Aries conjunct the day’s Mars strong in Aries, likewise at 27 degrees and likewise in apparent retrograde within the sector of origins, home and inheritance. I have already mentioned re the ceremony’s Mars in the previous article. The meaning of the asteroid here  rather suggests God seen as defender of the Torah position which regards the land as covenant related, not something that can be given away or permanently sold (Lev 25:23) as per popular two state solutions.  Some critics of the treaty accordingly do regard it as a betrayal. That its arrangements could be seen as controversial and undermining, is suggested by the way that asteroid Israel  stands at 24 Scorpio in the twelfth sector of loss, hidden enemies and and things hidden, in opposition to modern Israel’s natal sun at 23 Taurus.
  • One of the greatest tests but possible achievements of the treaty could concern the temple mount and the now much desired construction of the third temple there with all the messianic issues this entails. At any rate, with Pax (Peace) at 16 Cancer opposite liberating Jupiter at 17 Capricorn but those two factors respectively in opportunity sextile and fortunate trine to Tempel at 16 Virgo,  this looks like an unavoidable subject of disputes and negotiations.

The fascination some Christians have around the Accord is linked  to the conviction among of those of Pre-Tribulation persuasion, that the AC cannot fully appear unless and until the Rapture has occurred.  It was because of the rabbinic rumours   from Jerusalem about a Messiah  that this year’s recent Feast of Trumpets engaged such intense expectation as a likely time of Rapture. A major issue for both astrology and theology is involved here.

Astrology is almost more efficient at predicting what is hoped to manifest but then doesn’t  and can’t happen rather than what absolutely will. Astrology always indicates what is possible at a given time for people and nations…. because not just anything is always possible. If  the Rapture were to occur this week, as a minimum time-frame requirement there would need to be signs and symbols registering in the chart for Christianity  for extreme confusion, even chaos on earth. Also desirable would be some indication of “marriage”   which the Rapture also is.  Such signs were absent from the patterns and prior lunation for the church for this year’s Feast of Trumpets.. One could safely predict disappointment for the watchers whose notion of celestial signs is derived from the  misleading system they call “Christian Astronomy”….If you want to judge things and speculate according to the skies, use traditional astrology or just desist.

Theologically, too, people  have also  confused themselves with expectations around fulfilment of  the Jewish   festivals. Since the main events of Jesus’ life and death are associated with the Jewish   spring festivals which fall close together (even in the case of Pentecost with its 50 day separation from First Fruits),  the assumption is the remaining three autumn festivals, beginning with Trumpets, finish the salvation process.  Since however the spring festivals are so close together, why decide Rapture should occur at Trumpets and the remaining two festivals seven years later, post Tribulation?  It is more logical and plausible that Trumpets should be fulfilled at any second advent open return of Jesus to earth and thus the last three festivals be fulfilled, like those of the first advent, in quick succession.

Both recent expectations and their disappointment were predictable enough astrologically as I warned a few people and indicated last article,  and it is lamentable Christians cut themselves off from the uses of astrology to their own hurt. Will  believers next object to the Magi? I am not going to start predicting dates for the day and hour of something anyway said to be unknown to all but God. But I will   concede the possibility  of a messianic  appearance to the world before the year is out (which in theory means a Rapture event could and even should occur before that).  There is at least one chaos and “marriage” time frame would yet allow for the possibility this year. While this fact guarantees nothing,  awareness of its  existence does help avoid the out of control kind of speculation that brings prophecy and visions into disrepute.




Recently a couple of events stirred and confused some religious circles in a way quite unnecessary if  Christians knew and accepted two very  basic traditional  principles of the  astrology they demonize. It’s relevant to  speak of this before dealing with some peculiar facts as they appear to relate to the Covid 19 pandemic and its interpretation as an event.

  • Contrary to expectations, July 1st proved no turning point for Israel and various prophetic expectations because Trump did not as expected announce his go-ahead approval for  Israel’s annexation of the West Bank.
  • Earlier, on 25th June, a certain Kentucky Pastor, Dana Coverstone, went viral on the  Net with a “Brace Yourself” message to the churches of especially America. This arose from plausible, persuasively presented vision of very hard times beginning September, with riots, fires, sickness,  virtual civil war and,   starting  November, utter chaos including financial, and foreign intervention, dire situations against which people needed to stock up.  This revelation was delivered without the comforting promise of Rapture type deliverance for the believing prepared that in practically all chaos and invasion visions of the kind in recent years usually accompanies such forecasts.


Significantly, both mentioned disappointments to popular expectations  fell under what’s called Mercury’s apparent retrograde, a regular three week period notorious for confusion, mis and disinformation, failed promises and delays. I don ‘t say this means  Coverstone’s dreams were necessarily quite   false – his earlier dreams for this year with its virus are attested  for and have  come true – but  one should still check and re-consider things at these Mercury times. As regards July 1st, suitably it was always unlikely Trump would or could make a statement of lasting consequences under the retrograde (ending July 12th). If he had, more than usual trouble would have attended it.

[ For the signs of what has since eventuated in the Abraham Accord of  Aug 13th and postponing any annexation, see later in the second half of this article ]

However sincere, Coverstone  presently risks seeming like an incarnation of Mercury retrograde itself for an element of contradiction. (His actual  birth data is not flattering for accuracy but Mercury in his Aquarian sign on a world point bespeaks the gone-viral status ) He has had a webpage devoted to the post tribulation Rapture theory, but when a concerned pre-tribber contacted him about his vision asking did he believe in pre-trib Rapture, he replied “I do”.  And a few days after the first  video  Coverstone put out another  In this he affirms he is pre-trib – except he believes in a bit of persecution for Christians before it.  But from this later Youtube offering, just why  Christians and their forecast repentance-preaching might engage “persecution” later this year constitutes some prophecy  arguably a little tainted by an element of unexamined  evangelical fantasy, an important point beyond present scope but which I touch on in note (1).

Interestingly, and a good example of a familiar “reversal” tendency at Mercury’s turning, when Mercury changed to apparent direct, a visionary called Watchwoman who these last months has been insisting on the imminence of the Rapture  (which she had half suspected for Pentecost), posted report of an angelic appearance followed by a divine dream giving her to understand that Coverstone was describing Tribulation time events that would occur post Rapture.  A day later she had posted a dream of how a Russian invasion could occur shortly before the Rapture or just possibly simultaneously with it, this claim attributed to a vision of two years ago not fully understood at the time. Well….no doubt anything is possible!

This is not atypical of the large modern prophecy scene in America, especially where the fate of Trump is concerned. He is seen being victorious in the next election, or assassinated, struck ill or legally charged (Coverstone doesn’t even know where Trump is in November as it seems government has collapsed by then and no elections seems implied).  It can’t all be true, still less from God – something Americans are too inclined to claim for strong impressions! I’ll reserve for a note  a scriptural example of when a forecast can engage a contradiction and is conditional, but it’s the exception (2).

Some visionaries are patently sincere and original, others seem to borrow, perhaps unconsciously, from others and change things  following the tide of events. But Magi foresaw Christ’s birth. At the very least some informed astrology could help supply a bit of objectivity as regards likely timing of events or even the probability of their happening at all outside  the realm of dreams. I will now look at the Day of the Lord belief.


Some visionaries regard Covid 19 as a judgement, warning and/or anticipation of apocalyptic endings and the so-called Rapture (harpazo – snatching away). This should mark the termination of the current era and the “dispensation of grace” (equivalent, astrologers would say, to the age of the much believing and  forgiving Pisces). If they are not coincidences, the following rather peculiar facts are suggestive for the supposed  connection of the Virus with the  end of the current age.

To the extent any Rapture event precedes, even introduces, a period of Tribulation which is the “Wrath” or absence of God in which evil is unchecked, (a condition to which believers are said not to be appointed  –  1 Thess  9,10 ),  it follows that any Rapture has to be simultaneous with or  near to the “Day of the Lord”. For the Hebrew prophets a “Day of the Lord” was not good news but rather Judgement (Amos 5:18). Paul says this Day will come “like a thief in the night” (I Thess 5:2), an imagery elsewhere associated with Rapture and apocalypse.

American churches which are more concerned than most with apocalyptic prospects, have descended into much argument about pre, mid  or post Tribulation or pre-wrath Rapture scenarios. But if one can just simply understand re “The Day of the Lord” it would seem evident that the majority pre-tribber faction is nearest to the original understanding. The subject is complex, but St Paul’s teaching on Rapture, especially to the Thessalonians, was much involved in assuring the latter that they had not been left to judgement because the “Day of the Lord” had not occurred. If it had, the False Messiah antichrist would have been revealed.

The whole concept of Rapture/Resurrection is so potentially pivotal for history  it ought to be shown in some manner on the highly descriptive, still working data for Christianity from its AD 30 birth. And arguably it is, beginning with the following strange cluster of factors via asteroids in the sign of Pisces, sign of the era and lodged in Christianity’s eighth sector of death and transformation.

Improbably and unexpectedly I find there:

Hemera   (Day)  19  Pisces 43

Ishii          (Lord)  20  Pisces 18

Babylon              20  Pisces 30

Remarkably, a precise connection of Lord/Ishi  with Jesus is even suggested by the fact that at Jesus’ birth (see ) his identity-giving sun was almost perfectly opposite Lord from 20 Virgo 14 and with Lord near enough opposite The Part of Redemption which conjuncts Jesus’ sun from 20 Virgo 9.  (There may or may not be significance in the fact that both Hemera and Covid  have the number 19 attached to them).

Conjunctions are very pro or against something depending on their factors’ intrinsic nature, so that Babylon being closely conjunct Lord could well be significant, especially in any end times contexts and bespeaking enmity. Babylon, which is a multivalent symbol, has been associated over time with everything from the Papacy to America but is really a system: all those political, religious and economic systems which are  wealthy, oppressive, opposed to God and liable to persecute any opponents.

Since the “Marriage of the Lamb” is closely linked to the judgements on Babylon of Rev 18, if you believe that America is a, or the, economic arm of “Babylon”, then it would make sense, in line with some visionaries today, that the “Day of the Lord” should occur around the time of an attack upon America that leads on to this “Babylon’s” downfall.


Now for the possible Covid connection some visionaries and dreamers assume.

When I wrote last year about prospects for 2020, I stressed a general turmoil, upheaval and radical changes political and economic and perhaps wars. This was in line with the various portentous eclipses and heavy conjunctions, but I did not foresee plague and virus as such.  Conjunctions of  especially Saturn and Pluto, but even Jupiter with Pluto, can nonetheless bring death, not least by war. Viruses however have more to do with

a) Neptune in its negative manifestation and

b) Mars for the actual spread of infection.

It happens  that both these virus-relevant planets are strong in 2020 because both are strengthened in their own signs, Pisces and Aries respectively.

If you want to read about the dates and astrology of the virus, here is one link (in which following some slowdown of infection  the astrologer suspects a second wave in October But in this article, thinking presumably of Pluto ‘s death associations, against custom he suggests Pluto is any virus. I agree with the consensus view that Neptune is virus  which leads me to this point.


The Virus was declared a pandemic by WHO on the 11th  March at whatever time.  Accordingly this date supplies at least one, and a major, chart pattern for the virus. And if I take a UT time for the day from an ephemeris, this shows Neptune to be……  20.52 Pisces. In other words it’s at what we saw is that sensitive 20 degrees of Pisces, itself opposite the 20 Virgo of Christ’s birth, which is thus highlighted.

Viruses have come and gone across history, but not regularly on this point on the zodiac.  There is accordingly the hint of a potential link of some kind or another of the virus to Christ and “Day of the Lord” issues. Also of interest, on that same March 11 announcement, Uranus the stirrer, the shocking and novelty bringing planet that I warned last year would be involved in the upset and overturn of many things this year, was at  4.08 Taurus. This means it was  conjunct from 4.54 Taurus, with Christianity’s natal Part of Imprisonment/ Sorrow.  Management of the Virus would be experienced by many like a novel  form of restriction and depression; places of worship would even be closed down and  hymn singing forbidden (an ominously anti-religious move given the way some demos or swimming pools were tolerated). 4.37 Taurus contains the hell asteroid in the data for Jesus.


Neptune’s position on 11th March is likely significant more by way of general  symbolism than for some more precise timing picture towards any “Day of the Lord”.  One has to reckon this because neither an outer planet like Neptune, still less any asteroid, will normally be helpful in terms of timing events unless backed up by factors,  especially transit triggers from the inner visible planets.

I  hesitate  to pursue assessment of  possibilities for crisis and ending type scenarios for this year. [ but see  Part Twp below for a recent attempt – Aug 4th]   What’s certain is it is not inappropriate for astrologers or anyone to imagine extreme happenings and reversals for this year and into next. And though some of the would-be visionaries can be exasperating, it is almost inevitable that  in absorbing the chaos around us, many will see and grasp something.   Such people are not necessarily mad and to be dismissed outright. Even if you  baulk at overtly prophetic visionary claims, there is the collective unconscious to factor in.  But a bit of objectifying astro wisdom about  what amid the claims is most probable and improbable could always help.



If the widely held pre-trib doctrine (as opposed to mid-trib, post-trib and pre-wrath variations) and visions of its “soon”  fulfilment  are correct, then the following is the nearest to an acid test from the standpoint of heavenly signs for it. This constitutes  informed speculation, not prophecy, but I shall indicate why (as from the early August of this writing) there would likely have to be a six months time frame  for it at max and probably less.

In January 2021  the World Economic Forum meets in Davos, Switzerland, to see to some kind of global Re-Set. This is symbolically timely because at the December solstice (a world point) close on Christmas 2020, the great generational chronometers, Jupiter and Saturn will have   conjuncted in the sign of the new incoming era Aquarius. Though no one can measure exactly when the age of Pisces (equivalent to St Paul’s “dispensation of grace”) gives way to Utopian (arguably Millennial) Aquarius, most are agreed the December Solstice Aquarius conjunction is the nearest general marker, for the once in approx  2100 year era change.

Davos and January is followed by February and transits of all of Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius and a lunation in that sign at 23 degrees. This is the degree of the moon of the birth of the Antichrist – if he exists and his birth was truly witnessed in vision back in 1962  for which however there’s a good chance. Rather like rabbis in Jerusalem who have spoken of the Messiah delaying his imminent arrival in our times, I have seen opportunities come and go for the birth pattern to the point I have seriously doubted it signifies and should be considered. However that pattern is expressively unique, very suitable and not easily dismissed… and……in 2027 there is an annular  eclipse on 23 Aquarius, degree of the February 2021 lunation .

From February 2021 to some time later in 2027 into 2028 (solar eclipses are effective for a year) is 7 years. This is the given time span of the Tribulation under the influence of the AC in especially its second half. Solar eclipses are traditionally ominous for world leaders. If the pre-trib theory is true, the believing prepared of the church would need to have “disappeared” before the AC is manifested and any NWO anticipating the Mark  became a serious reality.  From Feb 2021 with his pattern so emphasized the AC could forge ahead, either because the January Reset will bring him forward, or even events prior to Davos have already done so making him influential for that meeting and ready to rise rapidly after it. One or the other.


I am not going to do what I can’t do and many would say shouldn’t do anyway, which is to set dates. But I can point to suggestive time frames from mid August onwards.

This is possible not least because I claim to possess a still working efficient birth pattern for Christianity from the first Pentecost, and under the usual rules it has angles, ruler planets, sensitive degrees etc which have relevance to timing and any endings themes. Thus Harold Camping who notoriously spent millions advertising a false Rapture date in 2011, had his natal sun in affliction to the endings-linked angle and opposite the chart’s leading planet for endings (i.e. marital Venus, in cardinal  Aries for any quick endings and ruler of Libra, an air sign – the sort of symbolic fit for ideas like sudden aerial Rapture/ wedding as characterizing any ending).

Since astrology does follow rules, however flexibly, and since (despite the Bethlehem Star being Jupiter) Neptune is now almost universally recognized as the Jesus planet and does signal in that capacity, something is implied here. It is highly unlikely such an extreme event as any “Return” of Christ would occur under Neptune direct as opposed to in apparent retrograde.

The retrograde happens every year in its second half from around second half June to late November or early December. For a start this would mean  that Passover (nor automatically Pentecost either), could ever be the season if you assume as many do that since the main events of Jesus’ life corresponded to Jewish feasts, the Rapture should do so too.

The only reason to question the rule  of retrograde in this case might be to emphasize that at the hidden secret Rapture as opposed to the end of Tribulation appearance to the whole world, Jesus only approaches earth as near as the clouds; he does not set foot on earth, so perhaps would not have completely “returned”. But unless you care to stress that point, in which case Harpazo can be in  January or February ’21, it looks like any “Return” in 2020 with its admitted seeming convergence of signs, would need to have occurred before December and this year’s 29th Nov  Neptune direct.


A little used traditional method of gauging world trends for three month periods is from Ingress charts. These are set for the time the sun is at equinox and solstice points. The Ingress pattern for 23rd  September seems highly significant in some way or other for its links to the pattern for Christianity; and clearly some Christians are going to take this time seriously – I have noticed  calls for intense continuous prayer for  22nd Sept,

The list of celestial signs that make for significance are : Mercury at 25 Libra is between Christianity’s endings angle and its Part of the Hour of Marriage (and Part of Divorce as though echoing themes of the Ten Virgins parable).  The fated nodes fortunately trine the endings angle from Gemini (sign the Church was born under). Mars (ruler of the church’s destiny section) at 26 Aries is conjunct the natal ruler of the endings sector. Saturn affliction squares the Mars which could make for stress and tension for many. Neptune at 19.14 Pisces conjunts the 19. 42 of the Hemera (i.e.Day of the earlier mentioned Hemera/Ishi conjunction), while it challengingly opposes the 19.14 Virgo of Jesus’ sun, a good time to ring down any curtain on the same Piscean age Jesus has always overshadowed.

Despite this suggestiveness, celestial patterns always run against the problem of “level”.  Thus something like ending can be registered here, but obviously there is a difference between an ending and the ending for something, though the more tie-ins, the stronger, more likely the message and concrete action ensuing. The Ingress chart could be showing an intense period of obsession for the entire time between late September and December. We know that such is already virtually guaranteed by the likes of those gone viral forecasts of Coverstone for especially early November and all the religious feeling that will centre around the American elections – if they take place.

The time of Ingress is nonetheless peculiar. It would almost do in its own right as a pattern for a harpazo exit, except that  few will, or would want to believe that. They are already decided in their minds that it’s a few days earlier at the Feast of Trumpets (18th/19th Sept, is the clincher. Despite the moon at Trumpets being in (for Christianity) endings-associated Libra,  it can’t be said the pattern is notably suggestive. It corresponds to a new moon which at 25 Virgo is at the degree of Messier (Harvester) at Jesus’ birth, but not otherwise hugely significant for the church chart, though I could note as regards Messier,  the enigmatic Coverstone in one of his more recent dreams does forecast a great harvest (revival kind) for September.


Remember that the Coverstone vision and similar from others, considers all of Sept, Oct and Nov difficult, significant months with things getting progressively worse in especially America and people should prepare. Some (I am not sure  how or why), believe that implied is that the Rapture occurs during the forecast troubles of September, while others believe that early November’s disasters simply omit the deliverance theme for that period and are more a warning to those who will be left behind (it doesn’t quite fit with telling the church to “Brace yourselves”.

Regardless… far as I can see, two periods  do stand out between now (early August) and the end of November when Neptune turns direct. These are:

a) the month (a lunation period from August 19th   to   September 17th  ( i.e  just before Trumpets), and then

b) the period around early November so highlighted by  the Coverstone vision. It is  bracketed by the important lunation of  16th October relevant up till Nov 15th when another lunation I won’t go into at 23 Scorpio, opposes Israel’s sun where at very least it could have significance for yet another election currently believed to be very likely for November.


The lunation that gives themes for the four weeks from Aug 19th   has its moon is at 26.25 Leo. This is meaningful.

At the birth of Christianity, the moon was at 27.03 of royal Leo, and even before I knew asteroid positions for remote dates, I was sure this moon was the royal bride/church (1 Pet 2:9), a belief justified by years later finding that this same  moon is conjuncted by asteroid Church at 26.57 Leo.

In Christianity’s foundation  pattern the Father  who declares the time of marriage is Abbe.  He is at 27 Leo 14 and  he gives the bride to the surprising, delayed Groom who is natally opposite at 28 Aquarius 57…… Rather amazingly, this Groom  asteroid is even  challengingly opposite Wake at 28.39 Leo, which is redolent of the whole theme of needing to be awake for the sudden advent  of the Groom. Clearly then, any time this part of the natal pattern is highlighted is an important time to watch for developments within the church.

At  the mid August lunation, Mars in Aries at 25.01 hits challengingly opposite Christianity’s Part of the Hour of Marriage  and a range of factors  the natal pattern  shows between 23 and 27 Libra that connect to ending and marriage themes and even possibly suddenly being up into the air, for reasons already given. This lunation at 26 Leo is also opposite Christianity’s Fini (Fr. Finished, finite) asteroid at 25 of shocking Aquarius. We know this asteroid reflects events – it was involved with the unexpected historic departure from the Vatican of Pope Benedict.

Overall I think it’s safe to say that  while August’s lunation need not herald ultimate ending, it is likely to be fairly pivotal,  an end to something or someone and probably a time of heightened expectation towards the apocalyptic, the marriage/deliverance of church, especially now that it is being so seriously persecuted in many parts of the world from China and N Korea to even India and Nigeria.


All this is terribly suggestive, but since with or without any input from a Mars trigger, lunations have occurred at 26 Leo across history, again this pattern is not in itself conclusive prophecy….however at this point in time and with repeated prophecies from Jerusalem about a coming Messiah, (Rabbi Glazerson says a September arrival is supposedly in the Bible Codes, a system I don’t endorse), there is the question who and what else might be affected under this potent lunation. [As of 23rd Aug, the Rabbi Rav Dayan Elgrok has said from Jerusalem  that the coming September Feast of Trumpets will be the last before the Messiah appears.  And in line with such expectations negotiations are going ahead to have the Shofar blown at the festival from the Temple Mount area for the first time since the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD ]

The September/Trumpets  lunation happens to oppose Israel’s Tempel (sic) asteroid in the house of the nation’s much disputed land and Temple Mount area. So anything from questions and agreements to wars could occur over these matters  –  and that could even be the main thing in August following the raising of an Israeli flag on the Temple Mount at the end of July on Israel’s traditionally difficult to tragedy linked  9th of Av date. The August  lunation conjuncts Israel’s destiny house Mars, ruler of its house of the military, so this is an on-the-edge situation. [Sept 17 – note that the signing ceremonies for the peace accord on the 15th  was shortly followed up by a rocket attack on Israel from Gaza ]

But the August lunation also conjuncts the chart for the AC who is expected to manifest to the world once the church would be out of the way. 26 Leo conjuncts, potentially touching off, all of that person’s chart ruler (Uranus), Regulus the fixed star of power, royalty and fame, and the asteroid Achristou  which I find has an association with occultism and the dark side. Before the public, or just behind the scenes, he could make strides at this time.[During August Israel media featured re prominent rabbis expecting a soon messianc appearance ]

Where’s Trump?  Given the various fates that get attached to him by would-be prophets, and given his absence from Coverstone’s November scenario, it could be meaningful that the mid August lunation falls conjunct Trump’s ascendant from the twelfth house of hidden enemies. It’s anyway an ascendant which contains a Mars a Mars conjunct it from the twelfth. This is a  combination containing a  hint of  danger and violence to the person.  In November Coverstone foresees total breakdown with no real government managing affairs. If true, the origins of that situation could go back to events of the  lunation period that starts 19th August.


The  lunation of Oct 16th which is effective till Nov 15th  has to be significant if dire forecasts for November are valid, but also because, like August’s lunation hitting on Christianity’s moon/church conjunction, this lunation is instead conjunct the religion’s ending angle. Since any chart’s ending angle at another octave determines the sector involved with property issues, it could be we are only looking at a period when attacks  upon  church property increase; but obviously some kind of end is possible. And I cannot overlook that at the beginning of  November, Mercury at 26 Libra is  pointing to a cluster of ending factors for the Church chart. And there is more, of which presently, but  we maybe need to look at another point first, namely what is potentially shown for America and war at this time?

Astrologically this  involves the question of the position of warlike Mars in war sign Aries at this time and following heavy eclipse factors this year like the last lunar one directly opposite America’s sun. On 1st and 2nd November Mars is at 16 Aries, though not as one might suppose exactly opposite an important factor like America’s natal Saturn in Libra at 14 degrees. (Mars doesn’t have to be exact in that way, but for truly momentous events such  would be likely and could be ominous that the prior lunation will have tension squared America’s Mercury, ruler of the national sector of death for the chart I use.  Also of relevance to the picture is that  Mars at this time is in apparent retrograde.

A relevant, well-established rule is that whoever starts a war under Mars in  apparent retrograde will lose.  Any enemies of America  should therefore be or finish disadvantaged, not victors in apparent charge, as per the Coverstone vision. Except.….it’s true that after America’s Mars having been direct since national foundation, it has in recent years turned retrograde by what’s called symbolic progression. That would indicate loss of power, some military vulnerability and disadvantage. So, if November is violent, in the long term we could be looking at a lose/lose situation for all concerned.


An irony attaches to the Coverstone vision of a chaotic, invaded America. There are some signs early November  could actually correspond to the kind of deliverance event the pastor omits and which some  of his defenders maintain he simply wasn’t shown rather than it’s absent because it represents false  hope. …..  Such an omission is actually possible because on Nov 1st and 2nd, Mercury is on 26 Libra which engages the whole endings and marriage theme in Christianity’s pattern.

It is of course possible in the usual way with matters of “level” that one is looking at  strong hope and expectation rather than reality; but there is this peculiarity to the picture. Shocking, surprising Uranus in on 8 Taurus at the time. The  foundation chart for America that   I  and many use, has  8.35 Taurus on its descendant angle, (the cusp both of marriage and open enemies psychologically on some Taming of the Shrew basis). Just this placement of surprising Uranus would allow the symbolism of a “marriage” of sorts at the time of conflict and invasion. Especially as for Christianity, its natal Part of Marriage is at 8.28 Taurus a position Uranus won’t conjunct again unless briefly in March ’21, for 84 years. That some attack and/or marriage could well be involved, is suggested by the way the just prior Halloween full moon of Oct 31st falls on 8.38 Taurus. By tradition the period of the full moon onwards clarifies or brings to a head what the new moon implied. And with the sun also opposite Uranus around this time, expect any shocks.

[  Possibly of real significance in all this is a  youtube from Aug 1st that I have only belatedly seen, but which could resolve contradictions started by Coverstone and would seem to render the period from 31st Oct to Nov 2nd very sensitive  I would  note it is the rarest of  dreams  which like this suggests, as seems reasonable enough to do, a time frame (3 months)  as  opposed to giving none at all or more rarely and  improbably and against the rules,  supplying  an exact date and time  ] 

One of the reasons Rapture doctrine has always been so elusive and confusing  is because the Venus that is its “ruler” for  the subject, is natally “afflicted” by Neptune at 23 Capricorn (along with Anastasia meaning Resurrection which the Rapture also is for deceased believers).  Positively Neptune is Jesus and compassion and highest ideals. Negatively any Neptune affliction creates anything from hyper-mystery to lies and any AC type deception. In early November Pluto, the death, creation and destruction planet is at  22 Capricorn, stirring up the natal Neptune. If anything like Rapture occurred it would certainly produce mystery and deceptive coverage!


If  the pre-tribulation Rapture has validity, things are by now at a point it can be given a real test and a shelf life and “soon” cannot be indefinitely applied to it. A pre-trib rapture would not mean much unless it occurred prior to implementation of a new global system virtually now guaranteed to develop in the new year. Between economies and vaccines and in the wake of new era conjunctions plus signs for the AC, any deliverance would presumably need to occur before that  new beginning.

Some would hope and  imagine the harpazo could await till Pentecost 2021 and so occur as they imagine on a feast day.  It’s obviously possible, but it’s questionable. Pentecost in 2021 falls on May 23rd. After, rather than before that on the 26th May, an eclipse falls opposite Christianity’s natal sun which must be relevant to something. But in 2021 Neptune does not go direct till near the end of June and Uranus has gone past its rare contacts with the Part of Marriage.  For various reasons I would be more inclined to see the signs for around next Pentecost as almost more befitting the pursuit and/or regrouping of the left behind than any expectant believers.

So… informed speculation is  that the expectant have till February if they are content to exclude the Neptune retrograde factor; or  they have some time before the end of November if they do not factor that in. Again I would recommend the  above mentioned   youtube of Aug 1st (see sub-section  Marriage amid or from Danger  ) as deserving attention, perhaps overcoming Coverstone confusion and rendering the end Oct, beginning November period the most sensitive time.

There is no pattern, prophecy of speculation in this area which to my knowledge resolves every possible requirement – if we understand the requirements aright.  Thus there do seem to be references to summer and grinding at the mill which bespeaks marriage around the season of harvest and Pentecost (Matt 24:40. But since the same forecast sees some in the field, some in bed, that bespeaks an event that could occur over different time zones and continents and so could be given to any season. St  Paul’s sudden Rapture takes place following a declaration concerning “peace and security” (1Thess 5:2). What lull could be meant? Some consider this involves Israel and the Peace Treaty, others a  pause in the progression of the current virus.

[  It is now conceivable Aug 13th’s announcement of the peace and safety invoking Abraham agreement of involving Israel, Trump and the UAE  introduces that lull…..That the latest agreement IS major can be gauged by the signs.   Venus (anything peace) was conjunct  modern  Israel’s foundational Venus, Mercury (any deal/ agreement) was conjunct the degree of Israel’s Saturn in Leo (by tradition always tricky), which is in Israel’s destiny sector, while Mars was conjunct Israel’s interesting conjunction of the asteroids Abramenko  with Achristou which last over the years I have seen seems to work as an Antichrist associated indicator. Need I spell out the arrangement is significant but doesn’t necessarily bode well ]

There is no guarantee about the plausible connection to Jewish feasts in this case which if  a valid  belief could anyway compromise the element of surprise and immanency. To the extent one could see hints of a northern autumn open return of Christ to earth, reading back seven years from that could favour a harpazo event  at some time in autumn rather than summer; but, as said, nothing will be absolutely conclusive – would it be a surprise otherwise?

However, I don’t doubt with a subject like this that it would be clear enough as a pattern in the heavens after the event. The most one can offer otherwise is the most credible, probable time frames and I think the above does that as far as is possible.  Even the magi, themselves evidently sometimes influenced by dreams, probably only knew a general time frame for Jesus’ birth even though it is possible with hindsight  to see with accuracy the precise data for the birth. What is certain is that we stand at the very end of an era and nothing will be quite the same again.


Unless one would insist it was  the most unusual of coincidences, the following is as near to confirmation as could be hoped for of what I suggest in this article. My source is the following youtube   starting around 10 mins in which covers the person’s story of years long puzzle over the site of their Rapture vision and finally recently discovering   re the Dallas Rapture picture which prompts his further puzzlement over the why and when of discovery which he addresses to God. I quickly made the following comment in the Reply section……

I have further news to this confirmation and the Dallas picture. As soon as I heard it was painted in 1974, though I should have preferred an exact date within the year, I guessed I would find something and I did. The matter will be clearer if you read especially the second part of this recent article of mine “Covid SIgns and Symbols – Perhaps” in which I define not the day but the necessary time frame for any Rapture if the pre-trib doctrine will ever now be valid. See. For most of 1974 into November, the planet of extremes, shocks surprises and the future was prophetically back and forth over the 23 – 27 Libra range that contains the sensitive degrees for anything to do with marriages and endings for Christianity. I am satisfied we have both arrived at a truth by different routes. Also of interest is that I find asteroid Dallas, not known, seen or named at the time of the birth of the church, was conjunct Neptune which, depending on the octave of reference, is anything from mysteries, such as the Rapture necessarily is, to Jesus.


  1.  It soon becomes apparent that the persecution-invoking repentance preaching will be much against abortion and “alternative lifestyles”, in short America treated principally  and narrowly  as a Sodom and Gomorrah awaiting its end.  True there’s an excess of abortion in America while LGBTQ  can be variously over the top and as meanly  litigious as some Christians trying to legislate for an imagined City of God. The abortion scandal isn’t grounds to condemn  as virtual murderers or devotees of Moloch all those who ever had some extreme and rational ground for a serious decision. Nor is there justification  to dismiss as unrepentant “lifestyle” the conviction of any gay person who realized their orientation was such meaningfully. Too many gays have been thrown out of homes, discriminated against and suicided for American evangelicals not themselves to be  repenting and learning more instead of rendering gays the black sheep sealing America’s judgement.  With extreme literalists like Coverstone, almost anything  can finish defended on a Calvinistic basis  as “God’s Word” ignoring that “God’s Word” means primarily Christ himself, not the scripture which will sometimes need interpretative revision.

          2. . In 1 Sam 23  King David consults the high priestly oracle about whether his enemy            Saul would come down to where he was in Keilah. God’s e reply is that  yesSaul will.                 David then inquires will the men of Keilah hand him over to Saul and the answer is                   yes.  David’s response is to leave Keilah with his men. When Saul learns that David                  has    left Keilah he gives up on his expeditionary plans.  So Saul didn’t come to Keilah           as God had said. Was the prophecy false? In practice the reality seems to be as years               ago the late Catholic seeress Jeane Dixon insisted, forecasts are of two kinds. Most                   have a conditional element, will describe what is developing at the time  and there is               scope for the person(s) addressed to change the situation. Only at the level of  divine             “vision” which is above intuition or dreams, must the prophecy occur, the only                           variable being the time line, the  hardest thing for the visionary to read – it is often like           looking down a corridor of time and guessing a proportion of the length as marking                the event.





   An “annular” solar eclipse

I shall touch first on what look like two world-involving eclipses, a solar (on the 20th June) and a lunar , a blood moon (on the 5th July) before turning to a topic with some connection to them. This is the increasing anticipation and prediction, popular in especially America, concerning an apocalyptic style ending, the so-called Rapture/Harpazo of the believing prepared members of the church. No matter what precisely is involved, and eclipses won’t herald only one thing, there is a strange, noteworthy connection between these two subjects that’s worth examining.

At the time of writing (17th June) we are in the shadow of an important solar eclipse on the 20th, that runs across Africa, the Middle East, India and China. This is then followed by a lunar eclipse (July 5th) visible over much of America. Eclipse paths matter. Already there are reports of skirmishes between India and China and heightened tension between N and S Korea, while in the Middle East plans of Israel’s PM Netanyahu to annex at least part of the West Bank region on July 1st, is creating waves and raising temperatures in Middle Eastern countries.

As to America, we know it’s already in strife half way to civil war. It is challenging, but not exactly helpful, that the lunar eclipse falls degree exact opposite the nation’s foundational sun while angry Mars at the time is exacerbatingly tension to the national Jupiter.

A more  freakish oddity of this eclipse, one of more occult potential and  possibly relevant given current reports of  satanic symbols displayed around Seattle and Washington state,  is that at  13.38 Capricorn the eclipse is almost perfectly opposite 13.34 Cancer. This is the position of the often pagan, satanic and Antichrist associated  Dog Star, Sirius, itself conjunct the ascendant of the False Messiah’s birth if that was correctly seen in vision by the late Catholic seeress, Jeane Dixon. (Dixon maintained acceptance and promotion of the False Messiah, born in the Middle East, not America – thus not Obama! – would be much due to America).

Solar eclipse path

Eclipses tend to sign and function this way. In their shadow up to a week or two in advance their themes can be emerging. Solar eclipses are however more prone to introduce new issues, lunars to highlight existing issues to be sorted out. Solars may have influence up to a year, lunars six months, and lunars are more likely to see effects sooner – they are like glorified full moons heating up minds and issues.

What the issues chiefly are can’t always be gauged from the eclipse and its path alone (which is what Christians, who normally deny all claims of astrology to truth, would like to do with such celestial signs). Also important is where the eclipse hits in the pattern of a nation or person’s birth…. For example it is relevant that at a time Israel looks soon to be involved in partial West Bank annexation plans that engage everything from Trump peace plan issues to hereditary biblical land claims, that the solar eclipse hits exact to the degree on the cusp of Israel’s ninth sector of religion and belief. From there it is also near enough conjunct the national Venus (any Shalom or Peace)…something which could be hard to achieve with a transiting restrictive Saturn at the time of eclipse in tension to the national chart’s rising angle affecting all citizens!

Significantly, the solar eclipse falls on a solstice or world point, but it’s a world point which is also the sign of America’s foundation – Cancer. This immediately makes for some kind of link to the following lunar eclipse. The last time a solar eclipse hit the Cancer world point was in 2001. Back then it took two months for the message to become clear which it did when the red planet of war, Mars, hit the eclipse degree in September that year.

But eclipses don’t keep hitting the Cancer world point, and in fact the eclipse of June 20th is a rarity. Being an “annular”, sun-ringed as opposed to the total solar eclipse of 2001, it is almost misplaced – it would be more natural appearing earlier or later in a given year. I gather there are a number of technical factors that render this eclipse genuinely special and rare so that much can be speculated for it.

Given the evidence of the solar and lunar eclipses of June/July it would be surprising if before long there wasn’t something as major as economic crash and financial reset beginning in or affecting especially America. [19th June – I  should have mentioned as a matter of course an uptick in frequency and/or intensity of quakes as likely for the year’s second half – this morning we have report of a massive 7.4 shake off the coast of N Zealand].   But other extremes like even the onset of war cannot be ruled out; in fact I’d say it was all but guaranteed save that with an exceptional five planets in apparent retrograde at the time of eclipse, this could lessen things into protracted argument, negotiation and muddle. But to note is that if violence and hostilities do break out they could do so earlier rather than later.

I mentioned how a transit of Mars on the eclipse point in 2011 timed for 9/11. For action what might Mars afflicting the Cancer eclipse point from another world point, bellicose, Mars-ruled Aries, on the 28th and 29th June, reflect? Something or nothing?


It’s now time to turn to the tricky subject of the Rapture many increasingly anticipate as they observe prophetically suggestive “signs” increase and converge. As it happens, at least superficially, the end of June provides a highly suggestive time for their expectations or at least as per many reported dreams. In recent years alleged visions often involve a message that the ascent of Rapture occurs almost simultaneously with the descent of bombs upon America and the outbreak of war.

So here’s the possible formula for that idea. A heavy eclipse in the sign of America and on a world point gets followed up at month’s end by a world point transit of Mars and at a time that the moon, timer of events, is in Libra, an air sign of flight and also any marriage.

Before anything else I must say there’s a reason why I don’t feel any thinking persons especially Christians need dismiss this endings idea outright and automatically. Despite problems of translation and interpretation which have made it seem Jesus forecast apocalypse in his lifetime, in fact he told the disciples he would be with them till the end of the age/era (aion). This may be taken as equivalent to St Paul’s era of grace and astrology’s age of Pisces (with whose symbols the gospels are replete). And an astrological era lasts around 2100 years. So this and certain others signs do bespeak a possible ending, however pictured. In many places the faith is declining or seriously persecuted. Jesus foresaw a decline, not a triumph, of faith at the time of his return (Luk 18.8). Even medieval and Catholic prophecy like that of St Malachy on the Popes would make the present Pope the last in the Vatican line.

The time of Christ’s pre Tribulation hidden return (Rapture) as opposed to his post Tribulation open return (Parousia or Second Coming) is said to be unknowable. “No one knows the day nor the hour” (Matt 24:36) is often quoted. This saying may however reference not the hidden, secret Rapture outlined by St Paul in Thessalonians but the absolute end of the world. At any rate there is some confusion in that there are seemingly contrary statements to the effect believers should be ready and prepared so that they won’t be ignorant of the day or even the hour of coming (Rev 3:8).

It would seem at least the general “season” of the event could be known; and certainly there have not, especially in recent years, been any lack of persons declaring a “soon” event or even a precise date that disappoints and proves someone a false prophet.

So there is a special question here. Magi (astrologers) were involved with and anticipating Jesus’ birth which approximately inaugurates the now waning Piscean era. Could and should astrology offer any perspectives on the subject of an ending? I will explain how and why it can ….somewhat. Its answer may be incomplete but it can still function as some guide and also correction to OTT claims and speculations.

Every person, nation and institution, if their birth time can be established, has a natal pattern. Every natal pattern carries some indications of the person or institution’s demise, (easy, hard, fast, slow, situation of burial etc) especially via the eight sector of death and transformation and the fourth sector which covers any endings. And then some transits will be suggestive, like in the case of a sick elderly person Saturn across their rising angle at birth almost guarantees their death.

It follows that it would always be possible to speculate about the Rapture doctrine of the church astrologically to the extent it is only the same as inquiring about the religion’s ending….about which we can know something given a the birth time.

I’ll not try to justify use of astrology or exactitude of birth time having written of these matters elsewhere, but sufficient to say the highly descriptive, still working chart for Christianity confirms it was born around 9.15 am on 28th May Julian of AD 30. In harmony with record cloven/divided tongues of fire, and speaking in tongues, the Sun was in the divisive language sign of Gemini, fiery dramatic Leo was rising on the horizon with Uranus, planet symbol of the Spirit, ascending. So…what about endings?

Relevant here and even suggestively so for Rapture hope being in early Christian DNA, and lodged in some collective Christian unconscious, is the following. For the first Pentecost birth of Christianity we see for example:

1) Any ending for this religion should be very sudden and potentially marriage-related because the ruler of the endings house, Venus (any marriage), is in a cardinal (fast) sign, Aries, in the destiny house.

2) The asteroid Fini (finish/finite) is positioned in the house of marriage conjunct The Part of Kingdom and in the shocks and novelty sign of Aquarius. It is also loosely conjunct Groom for a shocking midnight arriving Groom as per the parable.

3) The ruler of the faith’s death house is Neptune, ruler of Pisces, sign of the era and of any mysteries and disappearances. It is closely conjunct Anastasia (resurrection) and the Rapture event is resurrection linked, taking both the living and the dead.

4) The fourth sector of endings contains graphic indications like the Part of the Hour of Marriage conjunct the Part of Divorce This seems oddly redolent of ideas like the Ten Bridesmaids parable, five of whom are not ready. Horne is one of the asteroids within the house suggestive of the archangel’s horn or last trump.

5) It is noticeable that asteroid Schwanden (Disappear) albeit not seen or named at the time, nonetheless exactly aspects the sensitive to any endings 4th house sector cusp.

Particularly in relation to what upon its occurrence would be something unprecedented in history, unfortunately we can’t look back for examples (unless perhaps the undated translation of Elijah!). One can only point out time frames or seasons when more than usually relevant factors come together tgo indicate, shock, endings, transformation etc. An eclipse on, say, only the Fini (finished/finite) asteroid would not by itself be a pointer even though that same asteroid was significantly involved and on the Pentecost chart for the surprise resignation of Pope Benedict.

Level of manifestation is always a problem for prediction. In the previous article about the Pentecost season (which I have cancelled as too detailed and likely to detract from this article), I mentioned how one year some distinctly suggestive Rapture aspects were present at a time of high expectation (produced by the speculation of writers on blood moons at Jewish festivals) corresponded to the release of a Hollywood film about Rapture. The event occurred, but not at the level some might have hoped!

[The rest of this article was originally taken up with the variety of different ways people date Pentecost and what has been speculated for Pentecost this year and I am  cutting this as it makes things too long and possibly confusing ]




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 Solstice on 21st December. However, significant conjunctions and factors precede 2020’s Solstice 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 Solstice 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, economics (and corporations)…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, a water sign that may include a hint that disasters in the course of the year, and these will manifest,  will have some bias towards floods. (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 the more Aquarian era mode.  Governments and leaders can topple in 2020 and corruption, both real and imagined, be 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 true 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 (admittedly, though, and rather importantly, there is a Jupiter trine to the Midheaven around the time, so perhaps he will gain second term after all, but as said not very happily so for him).

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!  That issue apart it is possible the Cancer eclipse carries a warning of floodings in Ireland during the year.

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 line -up 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.


I will 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?

[  April 25th  The period between the full moon and the end of the lunation month  has seen Bibi retain power and make way for a unity government. A Libran compromise fulfilled but no sign of any Messiah yet ]

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.




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 (28.8.2018),  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

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 issues 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. There 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 here, 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/creator 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 sacrificed 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. (At his birth, Solomon as SALOMIN was in Jesus’ fourth house of his origins and ancestry along with other biblical notables, a feature of the data so improbable it is a guarantee one has the true and final data).
  • 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 are 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 recent festival proved to be not as forecast 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 changed about and 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 prepared 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 (Purim tipsy in  line with some customs of that feast?), 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 my 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 should 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 could 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 at least its precursor.








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!