The Astrology of Hurricane Issac

Predicted Path of Issac as of 8/31/2012

Predicted Path of Issac as of 8/31/2012

(Astrology Explored) Seven years after Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Isaac revisited the miseries of extreme weather on Mississippi. While the new levees of New Orléans held, residents in Plaquemines Parish weren’t so lucky as a gulf side levee broke filling the area between levees with fourteen feet of water.

It pummeled the Mississippi Coast with relentless roundhouse jabs, while pinning southern Louisiana under a saturating rainfall. On its crawl up from the coast, Isaac dumped more than a foot of rain in some places and shoved before it a violent storm surge that would soon bring back the terrible old images of 2005 . . .

Now downgraded to a tropical depression the path of Issac has turned north and east. It The storm is projected to eventually peter out over the heavily populated Ohio Valley and the western areas of Virginia and North Carolina.

Astrologically, hurricanes are ruled by Uranus, rain by the Moon and Neptune. All three planets are represented prominently in the charts of Hurricane Issac.

The first chart we look at (below) is the date of landfall in the United States using the capital of the United States, Washington D.C. as a reference to represent the entire nation. Here Pisces is the zodiac sign on the on the ascendant, with its ruler, Neptune within 7 degrees of it. Chiron. the planet of wounds, sits on top of the ascendant. This is a rain destined to do damage.

In opposition to the Neptune/Chiron combination is the Sun in Virgo loosely conjunct to Mercury in Leo.

Astro*Carto*Graphy maps reveals some fascinating synchronicities. Using the capital of the United States for our first chart of the U.S. landfall day, we see that the Uranus line crosses the Lesser Antilles.

The path of storm continued from there crossing the lines of the Sun, Chiron, Neptune and finally Mercury, where Issac made landfall.

Switching to the natal chart for landfall, using the actual location of landfall, Aquarius, ruled by the planet of hurricanes, Uranus is on the ascendant. The moon is also in the sign of Aquarius. This when Isaac turned from a tropical depression to a hurricane.

Now Issac turns its path to cross those Sun, Chiron and Neptune lines again.

Path of Isaac graphic is a public domain image from the NOAA Nation Weather Service.

MItt Romney’s Potential Vs. Actualization in His Birth Chart

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney

(Astrology Explored) Would you say that a political candidate who favors tax cut after tax cut for the richest 5% of the population but but whose tax plans can only raise taxes for the rest has his pulse on “We the people”– or the economic class to which he belongs?

In the 2008 Elections I looked at the birth charts of the contenders, both Democrat and Republican, against the lens of prominent astrological factors in past President’s charts as charted by Romanian Astrologer Dan Ciubotaru. I wrote about Mitt Romney in 2008:

“Romney shares nine of the eighteen most frequent natal astrological configurations shared by United States presidents, out pacing his nearest rival, McCain by three, and Huckabee by two. “

Mitt Romney has the potential to be a great president of the United States. It’s there in his natal chart. But for whom would Mitt Romney be a great president? And why?

Romney college and formative business years shows the result of an economically and politically privileged upbringing.

Wikipedia tells us:

Romney had missed much of the tumultuous American anti-Vietnam War movement while away [in France as a Mormon ]. Unlike most middle and lower class young men his age he avoided the military draft with impunity. Romney had initially received two 2-S student deferments, then, like most Mormon missionaries, a 4-D ministerial deferment while in France, and then two more student deferments.[29][51] When those ran out, his high number in the December 1969 draft lottery (300) ensured that he would not be selected.[29][51][52]

At culturally conservative BYU, he remained isolated from much of the upheaval of the era.[24][46][32] He became president of, and an innovative fundraiser for, the all-male Cougar Club booster organization and showed a new-found discipline in his studies.[32][46] In his senior year, he took a leave to work as driver and advance man for his mother Lenore Romney’s eventually unsuccessful 1970 campaign for U.S. Senator from Michigan;[24][45] together, they visited all 83 Michigan counties.[53][54] He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with highest honors in 1971,[46] and gave commencement addresses to both the College of Humanities and to the whole of BYU.[nb 7]

Romney still wanted to pursue a business path, but his father advised him that a law degree would be valuable to his career.[57][58] Thus he became one of only fifteen students to enroll at the recently created joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration four-year program coordinated between Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School.[59]

He was non-ideological and did not involve himself in the political or social issues of the day.[45][58] He graduated in 1975 cum laude from the law school, in the top third of that class, and named a Baker Scholar for graduating in the top five percent of his business school class.[55][59]

Romney was recruited by several firms and chose to remain in Massachusetts to work for Boston Consulting Group (BCG), reasoning that working as a management consultant to a variety of companies would better prepare him for a future position as a chief executive.[57][61][nb 8] He was part of a 1970s wave of top graduates who chose to go into consulting rather than join a major company directly.[63]

While Romney was living and working the life of the economically privileged, America began devolving from an industrial economy into a service economy. Wave upon wave of layoffs hit American society leaving the economy in tatters. We were a shell-shocked people in the aftermath of an economic war. The upshot was the social contract shattered and people no longer trusted companies to act in the best interest of society. The worst part of it was that we accepted that it was OK for big business to pursue a strategy of profits over people. And somehow during this time it became perfectly OK for the rich to stay rich, while the bulk of population bobbed up and down in the seas of economic upturns and down turns sliding in and out of poverty at as the economy improved then recessed.

This is ethical atmosphere that molded people like Mitt Romney who cut their business eye-teeth during this formative time.

Consider that he is against affirmative action. He wants to extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich, and slash corporate taxes and eliminate estate taxes. He also wants to give tax credits to businesses that offer employees health insurance as a solution to “Obamacare” even though there are no provisions to limit what businesses charge for employees for premiums. Because he believes that current unemployment system discourages people from finding work, he wants to transform the current unemployment system from employer-based contributions to personal savings accounts.

He fully believes that these measures will give “the jobs creators” the incentive to reinvest in America even though the massive bailouts of the previous Republican administration did nothing to inspire such actions. In other words, he wants to help the rich to stay rich because this is best for America.

As for non-rich, he wants to see mothers on welfare get jobs or lose their benefits, but doesn’t want to allow them birth control to limit the size of their families. He wants to overturn a woman’s right to privacy as articulated in Roe V. Wade, while giving the states rights in determining when life begins, guaranteeing a 50 state free for all in women’s rights.

He opposes amnesty for undocumented workers even though this is a situation ignored for decades by our government allowing these “illegals” to build families, homes and contribute to society by paying various taxes (such as sales tax).

Clearly Romney has no idea what it is to live life as most American’s do.
What would have been different if he had made different choices, chosen a life of public service over that of a businessman? Could Romney had been a president that could balance the diverse needs a multifaceted and multicultural nation?

Romney has three personal planets in Pisces, and his planet of personal values, Venus in Aquarius. He has a yod pointing those personal planets, the Sun, Mercury and Mars, with Saturn and Pluto at one leg of the yod while other leg sports the planet of idealism Neptune.

His Moon and Jupiter is in intense Scorpio, a magnetic combination that should give him the inner resources to stand by his convictions and command positions of authority.

He should be idealistic and compassionate. He should be a voice for the people at large instead of the 1%.

We still argue the nature versus nurture concept of the formation of personality, but the truth does seem to lie in between. We are born with an innate series of personality traits that we either magnify or modify as we mature. This is the true nature of our “free will” to either answer the inner promptings of our souls or answer the call of world at large. Romney was born with the right stuff presidential, but he chose a career in pure capitalism that has tainted the well.

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Birth Info Astrodatabank

Astrological Society of Connecticut August New Age Fair

Mark the date. August 19, 2012, the Astrological Society of Connecticut will hold its quarterly New Age Fair from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Keeney Center, 200 Main Street, Old Wethersfield, Connecticut.

A great slate of readers: astrologers, tarot readers, intuitives and others are lined up to give 20 minute readings. Get there early, as slots sell out quickly. At $20 for 20 minutes you have a chance to sample different kinds of readings at a price that is much less than many readers regularly charge.

Vendors of New Age items will display jewelry, crystals, hand-crafted soaps and candles, books and other items for sale. Get a jump on your holiday shopping by picking up one of kind items that you will not find anywhere else.

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