Mercury’s ingress into (tropical) Scorpio will occur on 24th October, 2016 at 20:46:08 UT /16:46:08 EDT/. Mercury in Scorpio ’gives’ a shrewd mind, a keen aspiration, a quick wit and a sharp tongue with biting sarcasm that can sting like the scorpion. The disposition is bold and stubborn, headstrong and often difficult to get along with him/her. But these people are extremely resourceful, dauntless, and able to overcome difficulties which would crush others. They are attracted to the mysteries and the occult, as a needle is drawn to a magnet. When Mercury is afflicted they are subject to disappointment in everything they undertake, quarrelsome, sceptical, cynical and sometimes explicitly tyrannous, willingly holding opposite views to others. A person with strongly afflicted Scorpio-Mercury keeps his/her injuries (either real or imagined) in remembrance and revenges himself/herself even after many years.
Now, I’d like to ask you, what do these four people have in common – astrologically? 1. Christopher Columbus; 2. Pablo Picasso; 3. Martin Scorsese; 4. Joseph Goebbels.
The right answer consists of three astrological facts. A./ These people have their natal Mercury and Sun in the (tropical) Scorpio. C./ These planets stay in the IV. house in every case. C./ All four persons have a (tropical) Leo ascendant.
Certain astrological principles are the same, thus, to some extent, there must be an occult similarity concerning the fundamental inner dispositions – but, of course, the ’fates’ i.e. the ’acting’ and final consequences, depending on many other factors, will be quite different.
Columbus absolutely subjected his life to his explorative and investigative instincts; Picasso broke up the forms to depict them from a multitude of viewpoints in a greater context; Scorsese created his own characteristic film language which is desperately rigid and, at the same time, deeply emotional; Goebbels adored his six children and finally ordered to poison them in the back of the Führerbunker. >> More Info
The ’Orionid’ meteor shower is produced by the well known Halley’s Comet, which last passed through the inner Solar System in 1986 on its average 76-year orbit. (Having travelled through the Solar System, the Sun sublimated some of its ice that allowed rock particles to break away ; these particles continue on its trajectory and appear as ’meteors’ – ’falling stars’ – when they pass through Earth’s upper atmosphere.)
The radiant of the ’Orionids’ is located between the constellations Orion and Gemini (see attached chart), but they can be seen over a large area of the sky. This is a relatively modest shower whose intensity varies from year to year. It will peak on Thursday and Friday and this time can offer about 15 to 20 meteors per hour. As the moonlight could make the meteors pretty difficult to spot, early morning, before dawn, is the best time to look ’falling stars’. >> More Info
Venus enters tropical Sagittarius on 18th October, 2016, at 03:00:38 EDT /07:00:38 UT/. Venus in Sagittarius has a strong position, and of course, her qualities blend with those of Jupiter. Therefore this position indicates a genial and optimistic disposition, a sympathetic, kind and generous heart (who, if needed, can persistenty fight for his/her ideals), a love of God expressed in religious devotion, or love of man shown by philanthropy and charity. It often indicates a refined mind, a cultured person who likes drama, art, music, folklore and antiquities. It fosters the imagination and intuition and like the other double-bodies signs (Gemini and Pisces), it inclines to plurality of relationships and marriages. If Sagittarius-Venus is strongly afflicted, pride, self-importance and touchiness may appear. >> More Info
The Moon orbits Earth in an elliptical orbit, hence the distance of the Moon from the Earth varies, throughout the year, between 363,396 km at its Perigee and 405,504 km at its Apogee. The term ’SuperMoon’ was coined by an astrologer, Richard Nolle roughly 30 years ago. He defined the ’SuperMoon’ as ‘… a new or a full Moon that occurs when the Moon is at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in its orbit’. As Nolle is an astrologer, most astronomers prefer using the term ’Perigee Full Moon’ rather than this one. The next three Full Moons – in October, November and December – all are qualified as ’SuperMoons’.
Some Native American tribes referred to October’s Full Moon as the ’Full Hunter’s Moon’ as it was the time to go hunting in preparation for winter. This full Moon is also called the ’Travel Moon’, the ’Dying Grass Moon’ or the ’Falling Leaf Moon’.
The event peaks at 00:23:02 EDT (04:23:02 UT), therefore the Moon will appear almost full to the casual stargazer a day prior and after the peak day. >> More Info
During these days, the first trans-Saturnian planet, Uranus, approaches more and more its opposition in the constellationial and sidereal Pisces, i.e. in the tropical Aries (see zoomable chart). The exact Sun-Uranus opposition will happen on 15 October, 2016, at 10:43:03 UT (06:43:03 EDT). Therefore, Uranus is best placed for the naked-eye observation within this current period of some weeks. Yes, with the naked eye, since Uranus is a naked-eye-planet, even if most astrologers don’t know this evidence. If there won’t be any clouds and light pollution, on a very dark, clear night, around midnight, just locate the pretty faint shape of the Pisces constellation in the sky – it will be the culminating one – and, considering this attached chart above, with the (keen) naked eye or with the aid of a a good pair of binoculars, find the faintly vibrating light of Uranus… Now, you might intimately express your gratitude for your unique intuitive ability bestowed by the ‘Father Sky’. 🙂
Follow quickly, set to observe – have a clear sky. :) >> More Info
Sun square Pluto will happen on 7th October, 2016 at 19:33:17 UT /15:33:17 EDT/. The last exact square between Sun staying at the 15° of the tropical Libra and Pluto staying at the 15° of the tropical Capricorn came to pass on 28th September, 1524.
It’s interesting that, at the same time, a ’Mercury conjunct Autumnal Equinox Point’ and a ’Moon conjunct Winter Solstice Point’ will occur. Since Pluto, more and more approaching the fixed star ’Albaldah’ (pi Sagittarii, on the back of the head of the ’Archer’), will be in wide – but ’applicative’ – conjunction with Mars, and Uranus square Pluto will still remain, we can experience the presence of some background tension. >> More Info
There are several index dates to determine the beginning of the Kali-Yuga. As stated in Surya Siddhanta, Kali Yuga began at midnight (00:00:00 LMT) on 18 February 3102 BCE on the proleptic Julian calendar, and 23 January 3102 BCE on the proleptic Gregorian one. This date is also considered by many Hindus to be the day when Krishna left the mortal world to return to his celestial abode. According to Surya Siddhanta and Jyotisha Shastra, tradition says that the planets Saturn, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury as well as the Sun and the Moon were all situated near the nakshatra Revati (view zoomable chart wheel). >> More Info