I was going to let this one pass but decided I couldn't let it go without throwing in my 2 cents worth [ .05 cents after devaluation for inflation] . As I'm sure a lot of you have heard or seen from various media outlets radio Evangelist Harold Camping from the Family Broadcasting Network has predicted the end of the world with a Giant Earthquake and the Rapture occurring this Saturday, May 21st followed by complete destruction of the Earth and entire universe on October 21st of this year.
Being that I am an Astrologer I am very interested in Prophecy and predictions and timing of events. I have taken much time to go through the Astrological charts of all 195 [ roughly , no one seems to really agree on the actual number ] of the known [ could there be unknown countries ?] countries on Earth . I could not find the time of Birth for Atlantis or Lemuria nor any of the countries of Middle earth although I was able to rectify a chart for Mordor [ nasty Pluto aspects ! ] so I just stuck with the 195 confirmed ones. I'm not saying that nothing bad will happen anywhere in the world tomorrow but I looked at the alignment of the planets with the charts of the 195 countries of the Earth and I don't see anything on a Biblical Rapture scale happening anywhere.
There are certain aspects that you see in the charts of big Earthquakes and other large disasters and there really aren't any of those happening tomorrow.Will there be some small earthquakes tomorrow somewhere on Earth ..yes, there are Earthquakes of some magnitude nearly every single day. Will there be a flood somewhere tomorrow...yes, it's flooding somewhere nearly every day . As each country has a chart of it's own there will be many places that have some challenging transits to their chart happening on any given day. That being said we really only have a hand full of major events in any given year and just because you have a difficult Saturn or Pluto transit today you may not have to consider yourself a goner. Most people survive most transits...statistical FACT .
In my area of study [ Astrology] i try to give a ballpark area where the energies are right for certain events or things to happen, I like to think of it as an Astrological Weather report if you will. I try to point out windows of time where the energy is right for certain events to happen or where energies are good for change or to take advantage of opportunities. This does not mean that these events are fated or cannot be changed , people have free will as do collective groups [ companies , organizations, countries ] thus are able to awaken and possibly avert or at least prepare for such dramatic events. I do have to touch on credibility though at this point .I think it is highly irresponsible to predict doom or someone's death or destruction even if you see some negative things happening in their chart or in their life , the chances are they're going to survive and it really does no one any good to just fill people full of fear...that's what we have Government for.
Also , this is not the first time he has predicted the end of the world. He also predicted it in 1994 and I imagine will again after Saturday. Some of his other messages may be good or positive but they are all going to be forgotten after this anyway. My belief that the proper way to handle such a thing is " we are heading into a turbulent time ..please prepare " not " you're all going to die Saturday " that just makes you a lunatic.
Okay, enough of that rationality and credibility nonsense ,back to the end of the world. Like I was saying I didn't see any places with "end of the world " type scenarios in their charts, except for one tiny village on the outskirts of the Ural Mountains near Estonia which was formerly part of the Soviet Union. I have warned everyone in the surrounding area which is scarcely populated that the End is near for that village [ population 16 ] and that I was terribly sorry but all I could do was warn them in advance . 15 of the 16 residents have safely left the area already , the only one living creature I have not been able to reach is named Herbert .
possible picture of Herbert
Herbert is a Tur [ not sure if he's an Eastern or Western Tur ] or mountain dwelling goat antelope if you will . His birth chart is being harshly aspected by the Pluto - Uranus square right now and being that he is living in a dangerous area I fear for his safety [ Saturday only ] . I have tried numerous times to contact him but to no avail as land lines are not readily available in that part of the region and goat antelopes have a hard time typing on their Blackberry's because of their coarse hooves.
So if you have any contacts in that part of the region , please warn Herbert that the world is ending Saturday and to please take shelter or leave the area, I already feel badly for not being able to warn him myself. So be safe Saturday , maybe scribble out a quick last will on some toilet paper , have a drink and sit back and be afraid . I'll try and have another Blog done this weekend so those of us still here Sunday will have something to do .
As I mentioned in my NHL Playoff Astrolology blog it can be tricky when a team has moved and you have to pick between multiple charts . We have that scenario here with Okahoma City who are formerly the Seattle Supersonics. The Natal chart for the Super Sonics is far more active than the chart for OKC,thus the rule of observation and correlation must apply here.
Another Astrological note here is that with transits to the charts of sports teams the usual 10 degress does not work, it appears to be in the 3-5 degree range at most. Also..... assuming you're still awake...when a planet goes either retrograde [ going backwards] or moving away from an exact aspect with a planet in a teams horoscope the energy begins to fade much quicker than in a person's chart.
Well I didn't fare as well on the NBA picks as the NHL one's. I correctly got 5 of the 8 first round matchups and 1 of the 4 second round matchups ..but that's still as good as the non-Astrology prognosticators did as the no. 1 seed Spurs were upset in the first round and the 2 favourites for most people the Celtics and Lakers were both destroyed in the second round. Again if you bet on the playoffs this year you've already lost your money.
On another Astrological note someone replied on the blog about Uranus effecting some of the players.Uranus is the most unstable and surprising planet and a good example of how a Uranus transit effects someone is Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat. One of the 3 big free-agent signings for the Heat he has Uranus sitting exactly on his Natal Sun as of this moment and what you are seeing from him is spectacular play one night and you're not even sure if he's in the building the next game... these are the results of Uranus hitting your sun.
Earlier in the sports blogs I had mentioned the Effects of Pluto , Saturn and Uranus causing reversals or possible limitations in a teams chart. Well I didn't read those correctly at first look and Orlando,and the Lakers were teams that had Pluto hitting hard in their charts and since they had been teams that were in power the last several years they fell flat this year. Pluto being the planet of death rebirth and transformation you already are heaqring the talk of those teams completely changing their rosters and coaching staff before next season starts. As the chinese proverb says " may you live in interesting times".
So now that I've smacked myself on the wrist for missing those I'm going to take another look at the 4 teams left seeing how their charts are playing out so far.In the East I picked the Heat to get to the Finals before losing in my original blog and they do have good transits happening but the Bulls have Venus and Mars and soon Jupiter approaching their North Node [ destiny].The main transist in the chart for the Heat is Saturn [ discipline but also limitations] conjunct their Venus[ harmony] and Uranus [ excitement, but also inconsistency as we see with Chris Bosh's chart ] conjunct their Mars [ energy level]. I'm switching here and taking the Bulls, their Scorpio moon shows their defensive intensity and i think it will be too much for the inconsistent Heat.
In the West I totally miss judged the Pluto transits and we have the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. This looks to be a very close matchup , they finished 1 game apart in the regular season, neither team has outstanding transits but OKC does have transiting Jupiter conjunct their North Node [ there's that destiny thing again] so I will give the nod to OKC in yet another upset , albeit a small one.
An interesting scenario for the finals then. Chicago vs. Oklahoma City.When the NBA finals begin in early june the planet Jupiter, which along with the Sun , rules sports will be right around 0 degrees Taurus and move up to 3 degrees of Taurus by the time the Finals would end. This puts Jupiter between the North Nodes of OKC [ 28 Aries] and Chicago [ 17 Taurus] applying to the Bulls destiny and moving away from the Thunder's. I woulkd look for OKC to do better early in the series but as the Jupiter energy moves further away from their North Node the Bulls will pull away and take the championship.
The Bulls who had 2 different three-peats with Michael Jordan and crew won their last one in June of 1998 when they had transiting Venus and Saturn in Taurus applying to their North Node. I guess the moral of the story is..." it pays to Nodes your basketball. "
Since this is about LEARNING and NOT gambling let's take a look at the results to this point as we reach the Conference Finals [yes I know they're already a game in ] . First of all ..some excuses ..lol! Football appears to be the best Sport to be able to predict with Astrology at this point. 1 game a week, you can look at the chart beforehand . With the other major Professional sports you don't know if a series will go 4 games or 7 games or anything in between. Also , there is very little research out there on Teams Charts and Astrology, the stuff you will find the most is on individual players cycles. A couple of other tricky areas have been Outer Planet Transits..at this juncture I think that Saturn, Uranus and Pluto transits in the sports other than [ but possibly including ] Football signify a change of disruption in what has happened in very recent history so those planets do not signify attaining power or meeting your death within themselves , they just signify change is here and adjustments is needed.
Another tricky deal is when teams move cities and you then have multiple charts to work with , sometimes the original chart for the franchise works sometimes the chart for the first game of a relocated franchise. In this situation you look at the transits to each chart and see which one chart seems to be playing out for the team.
So Hockey is usually the tricky one as there are normally lots of upsets. I fared well picking 7 pf the 8 first round series correct only losing Montreal / Boston which went 7 games and the team I picked [ Montreal ] lost 3 games in overtime so that was about as close as it gets.
Second round in Hockey is difficult becuase they reseed the teams unlike in other sports where they stick with the original bracket. So in the second round I got 2 of 4 but I did pick the upset of the no. 1 seed [ Washington ] although I had the matchups wrong because of the reseeding.
I correctly picked the 2 finalist for the Western Conference but went 0 for 2 in the East.I 'm sticking with my original pick for Stanley Cup champion ..the San Jose Sharks [ which happens to be my totem animal ..if you cared ] to defeat the Tampa Bay lightning in the finals .
An interesting thing here with San Jose and Tampa is that their charts are nearly identical . San Jose played their first game October 4th ,1991 and Tampa played their first game on October 7 th,1991. In most sports you get a lot of teams with similar charts becuase to keep the number of teams even for scheduling purposes a league will normally add an even number of teams in a given year where there is expansion. The main transit both of these teams are enjoying is Saturn conjunct their Natal Sun / Mercury Conjunction and transiting Pluto conjunct their Natal Uranus . I 'm sticking with the Sharks though as Tampa's moon is also conjunct transiting Saturn. So Tampa fans [ I know you're out there I can hear you crying] you're going to lose a very tough 7 game series .And that's the way the puck bounces .'Ciao for now