About a year ago on April 15th, 2019, in the early evening hours (6:18 PM), a fire was reported by a smoke detector in the iconic Paris Cathedral. The cathedral employee at the time could not detect anything suspicious and subsequently did not call for help. The fire must have progressed and became visible at 6:43 PM. By 6:51 PM, the fire brigade was summoned. At 7:49 PM, despite all efforts to contain the fire, the spire and roof collapsed, bringing down over 700 tons of stone. Within those 90 minutes Paris had lost much of one of their most precious and historic buildings. As someone interested in this kind of historical occurrence, I could not resist myself from recording the times. With these times, I created the chart of the spring evening that touched most of France and many around the world. Going through the progression of the eventful 90 minutes clearly revealed the development of the fire and its destructive course. I do not intend to spend too much time explaining the actual chart. What is more intriguing is knowing how the fire relates to the historical background of the building and the place….
Governments, medics, news anchors, statisticians, and even investment bankers are all trying to outbid themselves over better and more accurate predictions. Answers to: how and at what point the virus situation is going to unfold; the possible casualty count; and what the economic toll will be, are top commodities these days. Interviews are backed by stats, graphs, and sold to us by “specialists”. Everything appears to be really well founded and researched. We have heard many predictions from specialists before. And, did they all come true? Think, for instance, just to pick a few: Y2K; start up companies and their initial offering; weather forecasts longer than a week; financial products and their future development; medical predictions; a coming ice-age to Europe by the end of 20th century; …. the list goes on and on. The one common denominator: they are all perceived specialists in their respective fields. What you get is an “educated guess” …..
… What has happened in the meantime on the virus “front”? It is now officially declared by many world governments a war. Lots has changed on the outside, but the core of the story is still unchanged. News networks are accounting in real time, displaying a meter for the number of infected and deceased, like it would be the stock market. Images of empty streets, vacant cities, and overcrowded hospitals are hammered into our common consciences to create maximum impact. If those images do not have the desired impact, pictures of refrigerated body bags in semis parked behind hospitals, should at least make you understand … yes, we are at war. You are told that you are at war. We all are at war – with an enemy we cannot even see. …..
Many of you might have already seen the movie Contagion from 2011. I watched it for the first time last night. The movie premiered at the Venice Film Festival on September 3rd, 2011. In the meantime, it has enjoyed a wide viewership with good reviews. In case you have not seen the movie, here is the plot: the death of the protagonists (Matt Damon) partner and her son leads to the discovery of a deadly virus. The US Centers for Disease Control fails to curb its spread and a worldwide panic ensues. One could almost say the movie blueprints the present rise and unfolding of Covid-19. With that I could not resist to create the movies chart. Unfortunately, I was not able to get the exact show time of the film at festival, so I had to use a day chart to get a bit closer to the story. ……
… Quarantining efforts have left many people working from home, while others are bored and look for distractions. This situation has created an unprecedented wave of bits floating though the “network”. The bigger piece of the pie of internet usage is most likely stemming from personal, non-work related matters. Therefore, it is no surprise, that the digital tidal wave washed up this video into my email account. The captured landscapes and images of the world are quite stunning and pleasing to watch. Julia Robert’s voice is warm and motherly, but also forceful. This allows you to understand, that “she” (mother nature) does not need us (the human race) to keep the world going. In short – nature does not care about us. The underlying messages of the video are ……
Surveys report that about 30% of the population is checking their daily horoscope, some even state up to 60%. I can see a third of the population being drawn to this subject, two thirds seem exaggerated, but who really knows. For myself, I’ve never felt attracted by the daily short phrased offerings of fortune telling. I give them credit for filling a highly entertaining niche on different media platforms and, to some degree, even acknowledge their shallow value of helping to reflect on oneself. I guess most of the readers are aware of the odds of these daily or weekly zodiac garnished listicles, but still feel drawn to them. The attraction to those tidbits of perceived connection to the universe seems to be unwavering, the astro-market place is ….
By now, most likely everybody took notice and is aware that the main international stock markets are on a downward spiral. Indices are all heading south (meaning down), in what seems to be like a free fall. They are occasionally stopped by market intervention or by initiating trading stops. As everyone seems to readily understand, the virus is the culprit and everything has to be done to stop the fallout of the situation. At that point unheard numbers of printed, computer generated “money”, and future debt for the masses were (and are) flushed into the system, just to rescue the wealth of the upper 2%, that holds the worlds most assets. Joe Public is fixated on the virus and even if he would understand the heist, he cannot protest the state run and orchestrated robbery, because he is confined to his four walls by decree…..
The virus that keeps on giving – at least that’s what it seems like. No matter where you look, you either follow the news, encounter people wearing masks, or meet people that are slowly being sucked into the frenzines of emptying supermarket shelves. The media thrives to portray a seemingly unescapable situation of “the final days”. Clearly, media power increases the more people give them their attention. Often articles from TV news and some internet sites have a visual backing of cities in ruins – it seems that for many the apocalypse has arrived at the doorsteps of their “first world” homes. Fear is in the air. …..
“It’s good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it’s good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things that money can’t buy.” —George Larimer. Questions in a consultation often turn around money. I guess it is one topic that the wealthy and the less fortunate commonly and equally share. With the present economic downturn it might be worth reflecting on this for a moment. Money itself can be categorized as a purely imaginary construct (Pluto) and is astrologically not represented by a specific constellation. I categorize money as a concept or belief system. It is, in a way, diametrical to life, since it soaks up life and to some degree “stores” it. The one who holds the money ….
Since the beginning of the new year, the appearance of the Coronavirus 2019-nCoV is increasingly making more headlines and is meanwhile dominating every front page of mainstream, alternative, and social media. Since there is clearly no specific date that can be named or attributed to the start of the outbreak, I have examined the annual chart of the Wuhan, China area. The most striking and obvious is a constellation that is pointing towards a threat constellation which ….
It is hard to escape the word INFORMATION these days. The word, as we all know, is not a new addition to the English language. It is derived from the Latin verb “informare” (to inform), to “give form to the mind”, to “discipline”.It is omnipresent in our daily lives, words like: information age, information technology, information systems, information management, information architecture, …. the list goes on and on. The word is hip and perceived to be trendy and sophisticated. Even different media outlets jump on the “information” bandwagon, trying to differentiate themselves from their competitors by claiming that they do the best job of “in-form-ing” you…..
I checked the annual chart of Tehran at the time of the Strait of Hormus crisis May last year, …..
2020 another year of unprecedented growth of the world most influential stock market? That seem to be the dominant question, when you start reading what highly paid stock analysts put ……
The most pressing question in North American politics these days seem to be: how will Donald Trump will fare this year? The upcoming election in the fall of 2020 and the still pending impeachment over his head (as of right now, still has to be voted on by the senate) gives a lot to speculate about the persona and its future political destiny. By examining his natal chart – considering that I got the correct time of birth – I found some interesting leads foreshadow what and how it is going to unfold. By the end of the bygone 2019 he passed the pinnacle of the constellation that I understand to have caused him the impeachment. So every week forward from now should strengthen his position again. It also makes it apparent that he has good chances ….
The latest uprising of the citizens of the former British colony Hong Kong against the Chinese government are increasingly making the news. The most pressing questions for the observer from afar are: when and if the Chinese government is going to intervene and to what extend. To get a more detailed overview of the situation I have pulled out the chart of the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997 to get a closer look on how the unrest will unfold in the coming days and months. The chart clearly reveals with striking clarity that unrest and rebellion has been “baked in the cake” from day one….
As announced, the Canadian Federal Election will be held at some point in October 2019. The present Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of the Liberal Party will face Andrew Scheer the leader of the Conservative Party. Since it is forecasted by the media to be a head on head race, the questions that arise are: who will win the favour of the electorate and who will end up in the chair of the Prime Minister by the end of 2019? The online published natal times of the two candidates and their individual charts do not reveal any ….
If you follow to some degree astrological content it will be of no surprise to you that this year is deemed to be a year of change. A powerful constellation is on the way, it is the conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Saturn – called the ….
As you will occasionally see a chart on this blog, I have inserted a legend to help guide you in your understanding. Below you will …..
The first clip – “the moving zodiac” – was created to demonstrate how the zodiac rotates in a 24 hour period. In principle, this clip is similar, but this time there is a historic chart in the center (planets are stagnant and not moving) and on the outer ring there are transiting planets that are moving. I sequenced around 300 […]
The short clip is supposed to give you a visual understanding of the multitude of combinations in between the two principal axes (AC and MC) that the zodiac generates each day. This clip was created by combining 140 charts (every 10 minutes one chart). What you see unfolding is a sped up rotation spanning a 24 hour period. You will […]