Putting Cent in the USA Charts

Here are the two charts that I looked at a few years ago, with the point Cent added.  Cent is the closer midpoint of the celestial centaurs Chiron and Pholus, the only two civil centaurs in Greek mythology.  I currently delineate Cent as the ruler of Virgo, and as the exalted ruler of Sagittarius.

 

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In the Constitution chart, Cent falls in Aries in the 5th house.  Cent provides the missing opposition in the Constitution chart.  Cent is sextile Pluto and Venus, semisquare the Moon, square Jupiter, and opposite Neptune.  Cent rules the Midheaven and the Part of Fortune, and is exalted ruler of the North Node.

With Cent in the 5th house, ruling the 10th house, we would be known for our entertainment industry, our ability to lead, our stock market, and our children.  With Cent in Aries, we would be innovative and pioneering in these areas.

With Cent sextile Pluto and Venus in the 3rd house, there is an aspect of opportunity between laboring in the area of creations and powering and making money from cars and other modes of local transportation, schools, neighborhoods and neighbors, and modes of communication.  With Cent semisquare the Moon in the 7th house, there is an energizing aspect of irritation between laboring in the area of creations and caring about  allies, open enemies, justice and lawsuits, and the state of marriages.

With Cent square Jupiter in the 8th house and opposite Neptune in the 11th house, conflicts would exist between criticizing our leaders, trusting our resourcefulness, and idealizing our belief in universal siblinghood.  Or between our sense of importance, our level of joint finances, and our political processes.   The Cent, Jupiter, and Neptune configuration is a T square, which is highly energetic and would focus our energy into the area of money, values, and possessions.

 

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In the Sibly chart, Cent was in Aries too, but in the 4th house.  Cent was trine the Ascendant, sextile Vulcan, semisquare the Moon, sextile Uranus, closely square the Sun, and opposite Saturn.  With Cent in Aries in the 4th house, we would labor in an innovative and pioneering way in our lands and homes.

With Cent trine the Sagittarius Ascendant, we would have an easy flow of energy between reasoning about our roots and our being aware of ourselves as free.  With Cent sextile Vulcan in the 3rd house, there would be opportunities to link our roots with our ideas through reasoning and negotiating.

With Cent semisquare the Moon in the 3rd house and square the Sun in the 7th house, there would be struggle between reasoning about patriotism, caring about our values, and leading in the area of marriage.   With Cent sextile Uranus in the 6th house, there would be opportunities to link reasoning about patriotism with radicalizing our work ethic.  With Cent opposite Saturn in the 10th house (and square the Sun – forming a T square), we would struggle with integrating our reasoning with our governing (and with our leading.)  The T square would focus our energy into our awareness, our appearance, and how others see us..

 

 

 

 

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Birth of Christ

I thought I would put this up for Christmas.

The birth date of Christ is probably May 29, 7 BC, at around 4:37 AM GMT + 2, as discovered by astrologer Christine Arens. She searched the digital skies for many years to find the date and time.

On that day, Jupiter was within one minute of longitude of Saturn, both in (tropical) Pisces – the sign associated with the Jewish people. The day was also the day of the new moon.

One piece of support for this birth date is that future kings, at that time, were thought to be born on the new moon with the new moon rising on the ascendant. One place where the Sun and Moon were rising at the time of the new moon was Bethlehem. Astrologers would have seen the event coming up, which would explain why the wise men (astrologers) came searching for the king of the Jews.

Many of the other descriptions in the Bible of the birth are also supported by this birth date; for example, at the time of the new moon, the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction was a bright “star” high in the eastern sky.

At dawn in Bethlehem on that day the Sun and Moon were within one minute of longitude of each other and Jupiter and Saturn were also. (As a statistician, I guesstimated that the two conjunctions being that close at the same time occurs every few thousand years or so.)

This link opens to an article on Christine Aren’s discovery:
http://astrologynewsservice.com/news/was-jesus-a-gemini/

Eight Year Review

When I started this blog a bit over eight years ago, I was writing about my illness and the nutrition supplement approach to healing the illness. At the time I thought the reason the pharmaceutical industry was sabotaging those who support the nutritional approach was because supplements were a cheap approach from which they could not make money. Now I suspect that the treating of mental illness with supplements is actually a good deal more expensive than using prescription drugs in terms of the actual cost of making the medicines. My experience with psychotropic medicines and nutritional supplements makes me favor the nutritional approach rather than using medicine to shut down the mind.

My treatment now is a small amount of anti-psychotic and anti-depressant: a gluten, casein, and egg free diet; and prescribed supplements. I am doing better, especially if I stick to the diet, but still have some problem with the noise in my head – particularly if I eat food with casein. I have pretty much succeeded at eliminating gluten from my diet. If you want to try the nutritional approach, I advise that you work with a health care professional who has experience with the approach and knows what he or she is doing.

 

Black Unemployment

Here is a link to a variety of unemployment and employment statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

https://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/surveymost?ln

After selecting the data at which to look (check the boxes to the left in the column of descriptions, then go to the bottom of the list and click on “retrieve data”), plotting the data is easy to do – just click the “include graphs” box and then the blue “go” circle, toward the top of the form. The plots show that the overall unemployment rate and the unemployment rates in the racial/ethnic subclasses have been going down in a mainly linear fashion since January of 2010 or 2011. Most of the fall since the recession was during Obama’s administration.

Trump is correct that the unemployment rate for Blacks or African/Americans is currently 5.9 (June 2018). For once, Trump was not lying.

At the middle of the first year of his administration, July 2017, the rate was 7.1, so in a year we have seen about a one point drop, which agrees with the yearly decreases under both Obama and Trump. Whether the levels are the lowest ever, I do not know, but I do not think Trump does either.

I chose to look at the data from Trump’s administration six months in because, with a new presidency, there is a period of adjustment as policies from the former administration are phased out and the policies of the new administration are put in place.

Women’s Plight

Most women reference themselves with regard to a man. When it comes to sex, when I was young (I am 66), women were told to control themselves in order to have a male to reference to. And, even now, the combination of being responsible for children and lower earnings potential puts women in a tenuous position.

Men took for granted that they had a right to sex, even if they do not pursue the right. Male sexual drive was taken for granted. Women had no such assumption behind their sexual drives. We were faced with terror if we gave into our drives, except within highly restricted roles.

I am trying to get at the rage women often feel toward women who are sexually active. There are often deep pains involved in not giving in to a man who wants sex. For society, the sacrifice was payed back with the destruction of those women who had been sexually active.

I am afraid that there is a cultural phenomena that gives us the assumption that women use sex to use men (and a sub phenomena that sexually active women were “trying to get your husband”). It gets tiresome. The assumption is so inherent that it is almost impossible to think of a woman having sex with a man outside of marriage and to not think that she is getting something from the man other than sex.

The rage is powerful and probably below the level of consciousness. And the rage has destroyed many women’s lives. But, I believe those sacrifices made by those of us who had sex outside of marriage have led to change. Access to sex for women is more accepted, more common, than it was. We are making progress and, I believe, sexual freedom is a valid and good goal.

Trump’s Expletive

A few days ago, Trump called some countries in Africa an expletive which I will not repeat.  What a short memory he has.  Not too many years have passed since Germany – his father’s homeland – was an ‘expletive’ and created a war.  Many refugees from Germany and other parts of Europe tried to get to America to escape violence.  We did not let them all in – of which we are now ashamed.  Germany and all of Europe recovered and now have stable, prosperous democracies.

Personally, I think the future of the world belongs to Africa.  The expletives Trump mentioned are countries beset by war and turmoil – a result of the effects on the weather of climate change and of greed for mining riches from minerals used in our computing devices.   I think the countries of Africa will come out of the turmoil and rebuild their civilizations.  We will want them as friends.

Houses in the Horoscope

Houses are nouns, so the cardinal, fixed, and mutable crosses as applied to the 12 houses would be described by nouns.  Years ago, I came up with thought, reason, knowledge, and understanding as the mutable cross, but nothing for the other two crosses.  I think I have a better way now.  Cardinal associates with action, fixed with support, and mutable with curiosity. Fire houses are associated with the spirit, earth houses with the physical, air houses with the intellect, and water houses with the emotions.  Here is a quick description of the houses.

Action – The Cardinal Cross

The first house is action of the spirit. Here we find awareness and the ability to project the spirit. The fourth house is action of the emotions. Here we find to comfort and protection. The seventh house is action of the intellect. Here we find social urges and close relationships. The tenth house is action of the physical. Here we find material ambition and pragmatic achievement.

Support – The Fixed Cross

The second house is support of the physical. Here we find pleasures of the senses, as well as money and possessions.  The fifth house is support of the spirit.  Here we find leaders – who support the spirits of their followers; also we find children and other creations. The eighth house is support of the emotions. Here we find courage and the occult, as well as sex, death, and taxes. The eleventh house is support of the intellect. Here we find the people and organizations that give us verbal support – friends and groups; as well as hopes and aspiration.

Curiosity – The Mutable Cross

The third house is curiosity of the intellect. Here we find the local environment, as well as siblings, thoughts, and communications. The sixth house is curiosity of the physical. Here we find labor and health, as well as the ordering of our days. The ninth house is curiosity of the spirit. Here we find higher education, the foreign and foreigners, and religion and other belief systems. The twelfth house is curiosity of the emotions. Here we find withdrawal from the world, compassion, sorrow, and the hidden.