Fwd: An astrological essay reprint
- Forwarded from the Political Astrology list with the author's
Mark A. Holmes
--- In PoliticalAstrology@yahoogroups.com, Charley Settles
*Celaeno & Merope: The Little Sisters of the Pleiades*
* By Charley Settles*
According to Rao, about every 18.6 years the Moon begins an almost 6
year long cycle of occultations of the Pleiades. (1) I constructed an
astrological ingress chart for the White House timed to the initial
occultation in this cycle which lasts from February 16, 2005 until
December 19, 2010. (2) I believe this ingress chart will identify the
themes that will become salient in American Social and Political Life
over the next 6 years.
My focus to this astrological inquiry comes through a private
communication with one astrologer and through a posting from another
astrologer to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PoliticalAstrology/ . On
this basis, the question arose as to whether this cycle of lunar
occultations of the Pleiades have implications for human eyesight.
key questions driving my analysis are:
1. Why is the 7^th Sister of the Pleiades virtually invisible?
2. How might this invisibility play itself out during this cycle of
First, there is confusion over which is the 7^th Sister. (3) From the
relative brightness of the 7 stars, I reject Electra's claim
(4) Next, although relative brightness points most strongly to
as the 7^th Sister, I maintain either Celaeno or Merope would
Therefore, I will analyze the issue of eyesight with respect to both.
The analytical tool I will use is the above styled ingress chart.
this point of view, through the Moon's monthly visit to a 7^th house
Taurus, we have an extremely refined and wealthy lady, probably a
lawyer, of high social status. This lady who sets the social register
uses her charms and position to maximum advantage. Her goal is to put
together an alliance of similarly situated women for the purpose of
giving voice to those who are voicelessnamely, all who are
in Celaeno who became disabled from a stroke of lightening, and
who married whom she loved. (5, 6) These stars respectively represent
those who become physically separated from people because their
kept them hidden away, and those who become socially separated from
people because of ostracism. Neither young woman can be heard or seen.
The lunar occultation cycle of Celaeno and Merope grants concrete
purpose to the above forming alliance. Through their Venus despositor
with its aspects, Celaeno and Merope signify the coming into being of
network of mentally, physically, and socially handicapped young
More specifically, through Aquarius in the 3^rd , these young people
liberated from an anchoring in the provincial thinking of the
here-and-now of their local neighborhoods; this liberation will
eradicate space/time restrictions thereby allowing companionship
people worldwide. Further, these Aquarian placements through their
Uranus despositor portend the long term establishment of an
community which will benefit the arts, literature, and science.
At the current time, Jupiter cruises the 10^th degree of Scorpio. But
January 12, 2006, it will hit the 15^th degree of Scorpio thereby
initiating the first of three occultations of the South Scale, also
called Alpha Librae. (7) In the American business world, this should
manifest as the beginning of severe problems with deficit financing
out of control inflation. However, hidden in the 12^th , but squaring
Venus and Neptune, Jupiter's behavior also suggests preparations are
underway for the filing of a huge lawsuit on behalf of handicapped
people. We should expect more on this development when Jupiter
the ascendant of this lunar occultation chart whose rising degree
exactly conjuncts the North Scalealso known as THE FULL PRICE.
(2) The initial lunar occultation in this cycle occurred February 16,
2005 at 5:28:55 AM, GMT, and the last lunar occultation of this cycle
will occur on December 19, 2010 at 3:46:57 AM, GMT.
[new link: http://www.constellationsofwords.com/stars/Merope.html.--
MAH, Sept. 8, 2008]
(7) The three Jupiter occultations of the South Scale or Half Price
the White House occur on January 12, 2006 at 6:02:08 AM GMT, April
2006 at 4:00:14 PM GMT, and September 11, 2006 at 8:18:22 AM GMT,
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