Sunday on Monday was not a good night for investors, at least for those investors who focus on cryptocurrencies, the development of which caused sensation over the past few months. The very first crypto ever, the Bitcoin sky-rocketed, if you would have bought at the right moment, you would have been a rich man. Other cryptos with hallucinating names like Ethereum, Nano, Iota and Ravenscoin also did well and how appropriate is this for the Air times which have just reached their full strength in December. Cryptos are a digital abstraction, very far removed from cash money so very Airy. Corona funtionsas  the katalyst in this transition to Ai , the use of cash money has  considerably decreased over the past year.

To get information about the value of the cryptos, the horary chart is the optimal instrument, the ruler of the second hosuse is the essential point in these horaries, what is it going to do? If it will get more essential and/or accidental dignity, the value of the cryptos you have or are intending to buy, will increase. As always the context is very, very important , what is the querent thinking of, some quick money or long -term profits. What the horary shows and the way to judge it, is given by the querent’s perspective, this determines the very crucial point of the timing unit. Cryptos are very “volatile”, their value will go up and down at a high speed.

Quintessential Mercury

A crypto is something but at the same time it is nothing, leading us to the planet that has to be its General Signficator: Mercury. The word ‘’volatile”has been invented for Mercury, and this could mean that the condition and the movement of Mercury at the moment can say something about the cryptos. For something remarkable is going, they have all lost value, there is not only one going down.  Although the horary remains the best instrument to deal wit a specific question about a specific currency, it is intriguing to check if the movement of Mercury, could say something  about the cryptos – the quintessential Mercuries- in general.

If you look at the condition of Mercury at the moment, this seems to reflect the generral crypto-crash. Mercury is turning now from retrograde to direct, so it is stationary and that exact moment is always one of ultimate vulnerability and weakness. And this is what we see. It would also suggest that recovery may be expected soon when Mercury will be speeding up again. First however, the planet will leave its own term at 12° Aquarius so it will loose some essential dignity, recovery will be slowed down by this. It is intriguing how it will be at the long term, when Mercury after Aquarius will enter Pisces, the sign of ist detriment and fall. This will happen on 16 March, so may we expect a crypto-crash again then?

Versus Larry Flynt

Corona Horary

First this: the regular readers of this blog will remember the horary chart above, which I discussed last year. The question was how long the Corona crisis would continue in The Netherlands, The Netherlands is ”We” and so Lord 1 in this horary. The question was asked in mid-April 2020 and it can be seen that the condition of the country had deteriorated recently. The Moon (we) is placed in the sixth house of illness and has entered its detriment five degrees ago, you can count degrees as weeks here. Because the Moon still had 25 degrees = 25 weeks to travel (from mid-April when I asked the question)  to leave its detriment, I predicted that an improvement would come late October/Early November. This happened (you can check the statistics) but that was not the end of the Corona story. 

The condition of the Moon will indeed improve when it leaves Capricorn, but it will be moving through the eighth house of death for another 18 degrees. The eighth house is a dark malefic house, appropriately enough the “shadow of death”, so it will really be over when the Moon enters the ninth house. The infection peak around Christmas can also be seen in the chart, this is the Moon conjuncting peregine malefic Mars in the eighth house. The Moon has 44 degrees to travel before it can  leave the House of Death behind, so this is 44 weeks from mid-April last year, mid-March. We are nearly there, the Moon is not going to do any suspicious things in the chart any more. So it seems that the vaccinations will keep the vulnerable groups effectively out of the hospital, so that the pressure on the health care system will diminish. This would be the beginning of the end of the crisis.   

Larry Flynt

In all this Corona drama you may have failed to notice that a notorious person died last week, “porn mogul” Larry Flynt. In the seventies (when else?) he began to publish Hustler magazine, a kind of counterpart of Hugh Hefner’s more famous Playboy. Just like Hefner he became involved in several legal battles, accused of spreading obscenity, there was even more reason for this in his case. Hefner with Venus in its exaltation in his radix focussed on more esthetic soft nudity, redneck Flynt with his Venus in Scorpio was “explicit”, click on the link below to view Flynt’s radix.   

It cannot be over-looked, there are no less than four planets in the fifth house of pleasure and Lord 5 is Venus in its detriment in Scorpio. This is an indecent Venus, she is disposed by Mars, the general signficator of sexuality very strong and nearby, Mars is not known for its subtlety or refined taste. Mars as well as the other male planet the Sun harm Venus by negative reception (every planet in Scorpio harms Venus because Venus has its detriment in Scorpio). This only makes Venus’ condition worse, Flynt after all became a porn mogul, with the slogan : “relax it is just sex.”     

The South Node on the MC shows the legal battles about which a film “The People versus Larry Flynt” was even made, on the MC the first-magnitude star Fomalhout is found, a star of a Venus-Mercury nature, appopriate for a magazine featuring nudity. Mercury of magazines is Lord 1 on royal Spica in the fifth house of pleasure sextiling Jupiter, General Significator of wealth, strong in its exaltation in the second house of money on powerful  Procyon, the smart little dog that defies the powers that be. A planet in its exaltation always tends to exaggerate, certainly is if it is expansive Jupiter. The star Al Hecka is on the Ascendant, the Southern Horn of the Bull which has a pure Mars nature. Fighting and provocation comes naturally.

To make this chart, which almost looks like an election as its parts so smoothy support each other, complete:  the Moon is in the lunar mansion Al Terf, the Glance of the Lion. This is the part of the Leo constellation (a lunar mansion is essentially a zone within a constellation with a special focus , that has to do with confrontation with the authorities. Its image quite appopriately is a man covering his eyes. A lunar mansion will function as a central motive, as a basic theme giving direction to the rest of the chart as can be seen here so clearly.      


“When the Moon is in the Seventh House,
And Jupiter aligns with Mars,
Then peace will guide the planets,
And love will steer the stars, this the dawning of the Age of Aquarius..”

No doubt the idea of the Age of Aquarius became known in the whole world by this text from the hit song “Aquarius”, also outside astrological circles. It is one of the most famous song texts from the hippie musical “Hair”and who doesn’t know it? “’Hair” was originally a small-scale “off-broadway”’ production which was made really big by Milos Forman’s later film adaption.The song text and the whole musical reflect the feeling then, people really believed that a new time of peace, love and understanding would begin in the Age of Aquarius, an idea still fostered by many astrologers and New Agers.

It is to be expected that this idea will again be given much more attention, as not only the recent Great Conjunction fell in the first degree of Aquarius, on top of that on Thursday there will be six planets in the sign of the Water-Bearer. That is extraordinary, the last time this happened was on 4 February 1962, the birthday of the author of this post. Only then all the seven real planets were placed in the fixed Air sign. So it is a good time to ask what this could mean? For all clarity, the “New Age” and the “Age of Aquarius” are not exactly the same concepts, but they both refer to the idea that we are entering a much better, new time in which many awful old things will be left behind. Sounds really nice doesn’t it

The idea of Ages, connected to the signs originally came from theosophy. Theosophy was fiercely anti-Christian and tried to present itself as the future world religion at the end of the Nineteenth Century. Christ was associated with Pisces – for Christ is Ichtos, the Fish – and the new times of theosophy with Aquarius,so it was a smart piece of religious marketing, later picked up again by the hippies and the New Agers. It was said that the Vernal Equinox Point (VEP) was moving into Aquarius and that therefore inevitably Christianity was over and the time for theosophy had come. The big problem is: it is factually not true. It is baffling that for 130 years astrologers accepted this idea totally uncritically.


It is is true that constellations – visible star groups  – are moving over the Vernal Equinox Point (VEP), but that is all you can say. The idea that we can have Ages of about 2000 years connected to signs is so problematical that these many problems cannot be discussed in this post. Not the least problem is that the VEP is still in Pisces and it will be for more than 800 years! So if you hear people saying that the Age of Aquarius is really dawning now, ask them if they know where the VEP is. They will not be able to give you an answer as they have never studied it. Most astrologers have no idea how the precession works.

It is very instructive to see this, it is a form of astro-populism, without any factual  foundation it plays on emotions and people stop thinking critically. Donald Trump must have learnt a lot from theosophy.  And then this: how could anyone who knows something about the mythological symbolism of the Water-Bearer say that a time of universal love, unity and freedom has come in which nasty, old thing will be left behind? Aquarius has Water in his jar, Water is desire, so he controls and disciplines desire. That is why the sign is ruled by Saturn. Now look again at Hair, it must be clear that Aquarius could not possibly have anything to do with that. And if you still don’t believe me, look around you! Now that Saturn disposes of six planets half the world is locked down!  A sign ruled by grumpy, old Saturn cannot possibly herald a period of wonderful, new things could it? So every symbolism and every technique is distorted and mispresented in order to have this idea of the Age of Aquarius.       


Burma, or as it is also called now Myanmar, is one of the countries in the world the rulers of which make an extensive use of astrology and other traditional sciences. The moment Burma gained its independence was even chosen by Burmese astrologers, that was on 4 January 1948, 4:20 A. M. (Asc 10.40 Sag) , the ceremony took place under bright Moon-light, during the night. A strange choice, although the rest of the election seems to have been made quite professionally, it is a strong chart in which Mars plays an important part, for many years a harsh military regime ruled the country.

Coup election?

However, over the past few years there seemed to be a positive change into a democracy with more freedom and several parties. Yesterday, this developement suddenly came to an end, the army, which had always remained an important factor retook its power. Political opponents, leaders of other parties were arrested and the state of emergency was announced for the time being for a year. Of course, this triggers the question what the progressions in the Burmese radix show, the radix itself will not be discussed here. Click on the download link below to be able to see the progressions.

One of the questions in the background is whether the military coup was an election? If the army has always made use of astrologers, this could well be so. Of course, this could be done by making a full election, but you can also “sail along” on the cosmic winds indicated in the chart and act at the moment the progressions are favourable for taking power. Burmese astrologers will use other techniques than we do, but this does not matter, a favourable moment is a favourable moment.     

It is amazing how clearly the progressions show the coup! Of course, this does not give any certainty as to whether this is indeed an astrologically chosen time but it certainly is good moment, if you would want to act in this way. For the first thing striking the eye is the MC changing sign, which would be a clear reflection of a change in government. The second point is the Pars Solis, the Part of the Sun, the “reversed Taurus” symbol in the chart, which as the solar Part is connected to power, it is on very martial Antares, ending cycles. This is a fast factor moving at one degree a month, so it can give you a rather precise timing.

South Node Phase

Just as fast is the Moon coming out off the Algol crisis zone (26 °Taurus- 10° Gemini) approaching mighty Aldabaran. Antares ends things, on Aldabaran a new start is made. The Part of the Sun and the Moon are applying to opposition and  yes the people (Moon) and the power (Part of the Sun)  are separating. The Moon is also entering the Mansion Al Dhabaran, the image of which is a charging cavalry man! By antiscion Venus (Lord 11 of the state’s resources in the radix) and Mars (the army) are going to conjunct, not bad for the army. So yes, it could very wel have been a elected moment, but it certainly shows that  1948 Burma radix works very well. Also the Firdaria, the rulers of phases of many years have changed this month, fom the expansive Jupiter-like North Node to the reductive Saturn-like South Node.