This entry begins a new monthly VedicLeaks page.
Turmoil Through Late May
That entry recapped the issues, which are Mars-caused,
The March 21 VedicLeaks entry then cited preliminary predictions to put some meat on the described Vedic Astrology bones. Included are: Mideast violences, major storms (hitting anywhere) and for the U.S. chart, investments, government officials, truly severe storms and perhaps even popular revolts in impoverished urban areas.
This Is Important!
Yes, this spring can be a repeat of September 2008, when the financial markets crashed, putting the economy into a long recession, which I've termed the Millennium Contraction. Just like there was a rebound during the Great Depression in from 1934 to 1936, and the economy then went back into recession for four more years, the Millennium Contraction will see another major economic drop before it's over.
Note: to understand how difficult just Saturn/Rahu energy is, recall the February 17 VedicLeaks, which analyzed the last three Saturn/Rahu conjunctions for the Mideast: 1978-79 Iranian revolution, 1991 Gulf War, 2001+ Afghanistan war.
This is doomy, and gloomy too. However, it's an inevitable part of the early stages of the Second Progressive Age. To recall that, see the December 19, 2012 In-depth Forecast, Has The Second Progressive Age Begun? Here's a screen shot from that forecast explaining the process,
Transforming Your Life
Of course, if you live in a nation running a bad Dasa (planetary cycle), like the U.S., then bad transits must make that worse. And, with the U.S. still economically dominant, when the U.S. sneezes, the whole world gets a cold.
Your individual experiences must also be impacted by virtue of the country you live in plus these transits. Too, your own Vedic chart, even if it's really good and strong now, can't offset the challenging karmas in the U.S. chart plus the global transit harms. Yes, when Hurricane Sandy hit, some homes in high impact areas survived, but even those had damage, and the underlying real estate values throughout the neighbored dropped.
Thereby, although many of you have already transformed your lives since late 2008 to deal with the Millennium Contraction, some of you haven't. Also, as the planetary karmas hit again really hard this spring and early fall, even those of you who have made major changes and adjustments will need to resume that process.
Some of my clients, who are also Celestial Wheel Participants, have refused to change their lives. They have just continued their paths, usually because they can afford to do so -- even as their economic situations have worsened through the Millennium Contraction. This can be understood as being in a karmic rut -- a comfortable pattern of living. For those who haven't yet transformed their lives, they haven't yet been jolted out of their karmic ruts. Certainly, though, this spring and summer must force these folks to finally respond, jump out of their karmic ruts and seek new ways forward. If prosperity doesn't result, a functional lifestyle can at least be maintained, and ill-advised endeavors can be avoided.
Think about yourself in reading this. Are you still stuck in your karmic rut, which has really not served you well since the economy crashed in 2008? If so, do you truly believe you can just go blithely along the same path through this springer and summer? What will you do if you stay in your karmic rut, and the coming storms flood the road you are on? Given The Celestial Wheel's previous accurate tracking of upcoming planetary karmas, are you at least willing to pay attention to the cautions expressed in this and other forecasting?
In closing, in the past few months, I've dropped several clients who, even after years and years of helping them understand their planetary karmas, refuse to transform. It's like they are unconscious and refusing to be conscious, what I called situational awareness in the February 22 VedicLeaks. My point to them is direct and simple. With my counsel falling on deaf ears, I've wasted their money and my effort. Yes, the loss of income is unfortunate. There's no such thing as rich Vedic Astrologer! But that is more than offset by reducing my frustrations, coming clean about wasting clients' money and effort and being able to refocus my efforts on folks who do want, and are willing to change.
And, there's a final benefit here. While I don't wish anyone any harm, these folks will suffer for ignoring good counsel, and some will sooner or later admit to that and finally begin making needed changes in their lives. Hopefully it won't be too late. Over the 14 years since I began fully time practice, a surprising number of clients have come back to me, sometimes many years later, advising my counsel was correct, and their lives had suffered for not paying attention. For some, there was still time and opportunity to effect rescues. In other cases, it was simply too late.
While fate plays a larger role in our lives than most of us are willing to acknowledge, it's also true that most of us are not fully harnessing our free will. Only through turmoil comes change.
The anticipated North Korean military aggression did not occur, except, of course for continued, even heightened, vitriol.
What did happen earlier this week relates to the predictions made in the March 21 VedicLeaks. The final section, Spring Predictions, Mideast violences, major storms (hitting anywhere) and for the U.S. chart, investments, government officials, truly severe storms and perhaps even popular revolts in impoverished urban areas.
There was the Secret tape: Mitch McConnell aides discuss Ashley Judd scandal, published Tuesday by Mother Jones.
Also on Tuesday, Unusual April Storm in Plains Yields Shocking Stats, ...this storm was quite unusual.
This storm also brought a tornado outbreak, Extremely Dangerous Tornado Situation into Wednesday. One was a doozy, Arkansas Tornado Destroys Dozens Of Homes, Church (VIDEO).
As these predictions are for Apirl and May, this sensitive interval has just begun. Other predicted areas of concern will pop up during the next several weeks. One, investments, is already under a growing cloud, Retail sales point to flagging economic momentum.
We've already seen disturbances with government officials and heavy storms in the U.S.
Overall, these five issues mean the malevolent energies are building. Plus, the longer the planets are battling each other, the more challenging the ensuing events.
Cancer is a water sign, suggesting water-related storm harms anywhere in the world. Cancer is the eighth house of calamity for the U.S., indicating storms will be fierce through the spring. These are continuing, with storms in the North East and South now, with another storm coming across the country in the next few days.
The all-important and fast-moving Moon is the key timing indictor, as previously mentioned. The Moon will be in Cancer this Thursday morning until early Saturday morning. Expect storms, or storm damages to hit a peak then. There is already concern about flooding in North Dakota as a result of recent heavy snows soon to melt.
Watch too for more issues with government officials. With so many stresses hitting so many planets, don't expect gun control and immigration reform to make it through Congress. Stock markets have peaked, making these vulnerable to profit-takers and also adverse events. The DOW is down today, as well as gold. The Mideast, of course, is a continuing concern, and recall an oil price spike has also been predicted.
Too, the predicted harms are educated guesses -- certainly not all-inclusive. Today's bombing at the Boston
The next peak will be when the Moon goes into Libra late April 24, where it will stay for 2 1/2 days. Then, of course, the Moon will be triply afflicted -- by Saturn, Rahu in Libra and by the Mars aspect from Aries.
The spring eclipse season begins concomitantly with the full Moon in Libra April 25. Fortunately, this is only a partial eclipse. But still, even a boxer's glancing blow when his opponent is staggering can be very harmful.
Here again is the eclipse schedule:
April 25 a partial lunar at 11:43 Libra
May 9 a powerful annular solar at 25:25 Aries
May 25 a penumbral lunar at 10:05 Scorpio
Recall, if an eclipse occurs within 2 degrees of any planet in your chart, that planet will be eclipsed -- blocked.
As concerns world affairs, the May 9 powerful annual solar will be the big deal. Solar eclipses are more potent than Lunar, and because penumbral means the Moon's shadow hits the center of the Sun, but the Sun's edge remains visible because the Moon is farther away from the earth and in a total solar eclipse.
Use care in your activities and interactions with others. Certainly don't panic, for the world won't be ending, just shaken up some. On the other hand, don't disregard these tough transits, for they describe global planetary weather. Everyone will be affected in some ways.
Spring Tumults Continue To Build
These destructive planetary karmas result from warrior Mars conjoined with the always tight-grouping of Sun, Mercury Venus. A second influence is Mars also aspecting the tough Saturn/Rahu combination. Finally, the eclipse season comes during this same interval, adding instability. In Vedic Astrology, one effect makes something possible. Two make it likely. Three make it inescapable. And when the signification(s) involved are powerful, as these are in a negative way, then truly significant event, or events, result.
The all-important Moon is the key timing indicator, especially during the eclipse season, when the Moon is involved by either being blocked by the Sun, or blocking the Sun. I sent out 3 Heads-ups earlier this month alerting to the most sensitive dates -- when the Moon was most afflicted. (See above April 8, 18 and 24 entries) However, there is so much going on that these cautions have been useful more as reminders the entire period is rough -- rather than identifying specific sensitive dates. With nearly all the planets affected, it's like the old bumper cars carnival rides, where they careen into each other, sparks flying, all the time and only sometimes a car spins out of control. This article is telling, Awful April: Spring hard to find across northern USA.
For example, the last two Heads-ups suggested, The next peak will be when the Moon goes into Libra late April 24, where it will stay for 2 1/2 days. That was late Wednesday through Friday morning. The partial lunar eclipse also happened Friday -- confirming destructive karma. The huge Bangladesh building collapse, killing 350 did happen Wednesday morning. Adjusting for the time zone change, it was Wednesday evening ET. And while there were heavy storms in the U.S. late last week, which many of you experienced personally, the worst came after Friday morning, Severe Storms Friday Night for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas.
The Next Sensitive Dates
April 25 a partial lunar at 11:43 Libra
As you can easily see, on April 25, the Moon was full -- opposite the Sun. This signaled the lunar eclipse. It was a weak partial eclipse. If this were a total eclipse, blocking entirely the light of the Moon, it would have been much more impactive. So, while there were storms and other harms, it wasn't awful.
After the April 25 lunar eclipse, the Moon naturally continued to move, one sign every 2 1/2 days. 15 days later, which is half the lunar cycle, the full Moon will wane to new in Aries, where it will eclipse the Sun nearly totally in annular eclipse. Annular means that while the Moon is exactly between the Sun and the earth, the Moon this month is a little further away. So, while the middle of the Sun is covered, the edges aren't.
These images show the difference between an annular and total eclipse of the Sun. The edges of the Sun's disk are clearly visible in the former and hidden in the latter. In a total eclipse, the only solar light is a dim glow from sunlight bouncing off the atmosphere and also refracting a little. Aren't both very powerful? Yes, of course.
And solar eclipses are by nature more potent than lunar eclipses. While the Moon is the primary planet in Vedic Astrology, symbolizing perception and the benefits in life, the Sun is the source of all light in the solar system, as well as the controlling gravity holding the planets in place. Snuff out the Sun, and not only do the planets become ice orbs, the entire solar system falls apart. That's why we call it the solar system.
Predictions For The May 9 Solar Eclipse
I'll certainly offer more specific predictions as to both timing and the nature of expected events in upcoming VedicLeaks. But certainly, this upcoming solar eclipse will be tough.
One really bizarre harm is also occurring -- poisoning. In the natural zodiac used for transits, Aries is the first house, which is the body. Ketu, the tail-of-the-dragon eclipse point is currently in Aries, afflicted by Mars, the Sun and Saturn. Ketu in the first house signifies being poisoned. Letters poisoned with ricin were sent to President Obama, a U.S. senator and a Mississippi judge. Evidence has been found the chemical weapon sarin was used in Syria recently. Also, there's this odd April 26 story, Australian field hockey player dies after venomous snake bite, then training run. Well, that certainly fits, for Ketu is the-tail-of-the dragon - snake. A fourth issue is a different kind of poison -- Shanghai Reports 13th H7N9 Bird Flu Death, Tops Among Chinese Cities.
While this may be fascinating, this, and other harms, are not necessarily things that happens to other folks in other places. The transits I've described symbolize the April and May stresses all over the world -- for transist naturally impact globally. Even eclipses are transits. The U.S. is at greater risk for running Mars Dasa, but still, everyone everywhere is affected. This means you too. So please, use care in all your activities, both for personal safety and because efforts you make now all areas of your life are hindered, blocked or even result in negative results.
I've personally noticed some unpleasant things in my experiences, even as I try to keep a really low profile. I went to a yard sale Saturday and encountered a really nasty fellow just back from Afghanistan -- not a soldier but a contractor, a soldier of fortune. It took me a couple of tries to get him to admit he only used to be a U.S. Marine. As I was getting ready to leave, in came even more unpleasant character, this guy jumped into the conversation, claiming the President is Muslim! I felt cornered. I told the first he was a mercenary and the second a bigot and got out of there!
Yesterday, I used the Google news feature to research where other poisonings are currently being reported. Below are the dozen results.
28 solar workers sickened by valley fever in San Luis Obispo County "Valley fever, also known as Coccidioidomycosis, is contracted by breathing in fungal spores released when desert soils are disturbed."
Suspected Norovirus Outbreak Strikes Swanky Hilton Westchester Hotel "About 200 of the 825 guests for the Delta Sigma Theta sorority brunch were sickened after their April 21 event at the hotel."
13 students down with suspected food poisoning (Malaysia) "The students had earlier consumed food at the school canteen during recess and were sent to the hospital about 11am after they complained of dizziness, stomach ache and vomiting."
Firefly on Paradise shut down after food poisoning outbreak "A popular local restaurant in Las Vegas was forced to shut down as the Southern Nevada Health District investigates a food poisoning outbreak. More than three dozen people reportedly became sick."
Topeka Mexican restaurant closed after guests contract food poisoning "An East Topeka Mexican restaurant and meat market has been forced to temporarily close after more than 20 people reportedly became sick after eating its food.
German doctors suspect poisoning of former Russian Olympic official "Doctors from a German clinic have reportedly found high volumes of arsenic and molybdenum in the body of Akhmed Bilalov – the former vice-president of the Russian Olympic Committee..."
Carbon monoxide poisoning suspected in Colorado Springs death "The name of a man who died in an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning April 23 has been released."
Food poisoning hits Al-Azhar "At least 161 students have been hit by food poisoning at Cairo’s prestigious Al-Azhar University, in the second such incident this month..."
Insurance may be motive in poisoning attempt "Investigators suspect a graduate student studying chemistry at Washington State University tried to poison his wife with nitrogen gas to collect on her $1 million insurance policy."
Homicide Detectives Investigating UPMC Doctor’s Death From Cyanide Poisoning " Pittsburgh homicide detectives are investigating the death of a local renowned doctor and it appears she was poisoned."
Over 150 Afghan school girls in hospital after suspected poisoning "Over 150 schoolgirls in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul fell sick after smelling gas and drinking water, and are now being examined for possible poisoning, hospital officials said on Wednesday (May 1)."
Poisoned OJ Slipped Into Starbucks Cold Case "San Jose, Calif., police say a local woman with no criminal record replaced orange juice bottles in a Starbucks cold box with tainted ones." This happened to catch the attention of media everywhere. So, you may know of it.
You can judge whether these reports are only antipodal or actually represent a trend. Regardless, it would be protective to use care in what and where you ingest anything.
Two inferences can be drawn from the poisonings spike. First, it demonstrates how intense the planetary karmas are now. Second, I've pointed out that while these transit karmas impact globally, the U.S. chart is especially harmed now, which explains why most of the poisonings were in the U.S.