Coffee, Tea, Rain, the Biquintile and Music’s Top Earner-The Boss

27 02 2010

Out of the Shadows – The Approaching Biquintile

To see a larger view of the Slide, click once inside the image.


Headlines for our hemisphere included storms, political and social revolutionaries, criminality, vindication and geniuses making this a bi-quintile kinda week. Below are the stats:


1 bad storm
Walloping Rains
http://www.wptz.com/news/22677624/detail.html


3 Political/Social Revolution-like Events
The Coffee Party
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/25/AR2010022505517.html?hpid=artslot
Healthcare Debate Echos
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postpartisan/2010/02/what_the_health-care_summit_ta.html?hpid=opinionsbox1
Taliban Payday
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/25/AR2010022506237.html?hpid=topnews


3 Events teetering on Criminality
The devil in Greece’s fiscal crisis
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704188104575083330000473858.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
Rapping Rangel
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postpartisan/2010/02/wrapping_rangel.html?hpid=opinionsbox1
White House Social Secretary Steps Down
http://content.usatoday.com/topics/topic/Desiree%20Rogers?loc=interstitialskip


2 Vindications
AIG’s 4Q losses
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/26/AR2010022602165.html?hpid=topnews
Cleared Lawmakers
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/26/AR2010022602864.html?hpid=topnews


1-Honorable Mention – New York’s Triple Threat
New Yorkers got a special something from the Approaching Biquintile this week as Governor Patterson announced his retirement, New York Congressman Charlie Rangel went under fire for a Bahamian trip and violent storms including snow and rain ravaged the region and shut down air travel.

Reform, re-work, re-do, re-try, re-plan, re-take…

From public opinion to individual bank accounts, the watch words this week sounded a lot like re-work, re-do and re-try. The Desire for Reforms Eclipse and the Biquintile Transit Charts are both ruled by the Moon.  Venus and Saturn are in exaltation at opposite ends of the chart in the Biquintile Transit view.

Look out! Revolutionary change may demand matyrs.

Below is the Desire for Reform Eclipse chart and the Biquintile Transits. The Desire for Reform Eclipse chart is depicted on the inner wheel and the Biquintile Transits chart is on the outer wheel.

To see a larger view of the Chart, click once inside the image.

Music’s Top Earner-The Boss

Following a close second behind U2, Bruce Springsteen made the cut for one of Music’s Top Earners in 2009. See http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=485096&GT1=28102.

It’s time to re-write those Bruce Springsteen biographies. The blue collar Jersey Boy who stole the hearts of Americans with a special kind of musical genius is still The Boss when it comes to packing the house and raking in the bucks for concert tours. As many of you know, Bruce emerged from humble beginnings in Freehold, NJ. The Astrodatabank biography says he bought his first guitar for $14 at age 18 at a local pawnshop. This was about a year after he suffered a concussion from a motorcycle accident at 17. The chart below is The Boss’ birth chart.

To see a larger view of the Chart, click once inside the image.


Finishing up a fabulous year, the 60-year old Springsteen was among the recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, an annual award to figures from the world of arts for their contribution to American culture. The awards ceremony took place December 6, 2009. Below is a depiction of Springsteen’s fabulous stint with the Desire for Reforms eclipse and the Approaching Biquintile. Few will argue that Springsteen is not a mega music superstar, but many will agree that he’s some kinda genius.

To see a larger view of the Chart, click once inside the image.

To read more about the Bruce Springsteen biographies referenced go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Springsteen andhttp://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Springsteen,_Bruce


Next up the Approaching Sesquiquadrate at 135 degrees.


Peace!


Nude Provocateuse

About the Series: Since the time of the Pharoahs, eclipses have marked our major historical events especially the rise and fall of empires. The Rise of Obama Series (TRO) by The Nude Provocateuse (aka The_Betty) is based on the premise that the Eclipse of August 1, 2008 was the astronomical event opening the road for Barack Obama’s assent to the presidency, and the Desire for Reforms Eclipse of July 21, 2009 is responsible for influencing his 2009-10 political agenda. This series is written as News, Political News, News and Commentary, and serves as basic astrological research not for profit or resale in accordance with the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 USC, Section 107. To learn more about this code go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use or email me at llazaro633@yahoo.com.

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What an Astro Scoop!!! Update on Angelina Jolie Unraveled

25 02 2010

Talk about reforms!!  On Friday Tiger Woods apologized, then Jon Voight, the long-estranged father of Angelina Jolie, shows up in Venice, Italy over the weekend to meet the Jolie-Pitt clan!  Photographers nabbed Voight on his way home at LAX on Sunday.  By Monday a barage of photographs were online depicting an outing of the Jolie-Pitt clan with Grandpa Voight via a Venice Water Taxi. To see the pictures, go to: http://www.radaronline.com/photos/image/47405/2010/02/angelina-jolie-reunites-dad. You may recall that several years ago Voight made a heinous public faux pas saying his daughter Angelina had “serious mental problems.”

Nude’s 2-Cent Aside: Daah! Dad! If you weren’t around, what did you expect. There’s a couple of books the world would like to share with you about the devastation daughters experience when Dad has flown the chicken coop. Can we drop the insensitivity here!

So that YOU understand the dynamics at play here let’s begin with the fact that Jon Voight is also the father of actor James Haven. This makes James Haven the biological brother of Angelina Jolie.   Rumor has it that the two are very close.  Also, it needs to be said that Jon Voight’s divorce from Angelina’s Mom (Marcheline Bertrand), required Mom to fess up to the kids.  Her claim was that Dad cheated. Angelina, being the good daughter, never doubted Mom. So, many years ago the seeds of estrangement between father and daughter were set.

In an earlier post on Roses, Chocolates, Toxic Friends and Angelina Jolie Unraveled (http://wp.me/pJyvs-59 ), I told you that one of Angelina’s most toxic associations was within her family and for the rest of her life she would have to deal with a Benedict Arnold in the bloodline. I showed you her lifelong cross to bear with Saturn in the decan of Pluto, Cancer and the possibility that a relative may really be an enemy via the Arabic Part of Enemies. Well, if Angelina, Brad or one of her non-toxic friends DOESN’T read the blogs by the Nude Provocateuse call me a…

When the Downer Happens to Be Dad…

Yet, even though Florence Isaacs, the author of Toxic Friends/True Friends recommends ditching the downers, how does one totally ditch their Dad? Lucky for Angelina, Brad was there with the adhesive to mend fences. He was the one who encouraged Angelina to try again with her famous father because he thought Voight “deserved a second chance.” To read more go to: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/02/24/2010-02-24_brad_pitt_and_actor_james_haven_helped_plan_reunion_between_angelina_jolie_and_f.html#ixzz0gTj0nUSAlso, you can read the entire article by Florence Issacs at:

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/life/toxic-friends-the-5-types-of-quot-friends-quot-you-should-avoid-580196/

The Hunt for a Rumor Source

Check out this quote: “The visit actually went really well, and Angie’s thrilled he got on really well with all her kids,” the source told E! “She’s grown up a lot, and forgiving Jon is a huge step.”

After reading the Gossip quote, I’m sure you’ll agree that the source sounds like a close relative.  Could this be James Haven himself!?!  It’s been alleged that he and Brad worked on this re-union. The good news is that the news I allege James offered is not hideous. The bad news is that the type of info James may have offered doesn’t sell tabloids. Sadly, he probably doesn’t get many direct calls from rags like News of the World.

So, let’s get a grasp on what may have happened here.  Let’s say six weeks ago James Haven called his Dad Jon Voight.  Dad get’s an update from son about daughter.  Later, Dad has a few drinks with close friends and a slip of the old vodka tongue causes him to blurt out a sentence or two about Angelina and Brad.  His tone is filled with all the anomosity that’s been brewing for years.  He even adds his fears that the relationship will sour – for this reason and that – just like his marriage with her Mom (Marcheline Bertrand).  The hired help at the Voight home in the guise of Butler/Hostess/Server over hears this slurred yet audible blurt and runs to the backyard, pulls out their cell phone and calls News of the World! Butler/Hostess/Server receives check and the snowball of gossip about divorce, Angelina and Brad not being seen together, and Brad going back to his ex-wife Jen begins.

Nude’s 2-Cent Aside: Do you think as I do that after Angelina and Brad filed a lawsuit against News of the World the truth of who really leaked the dirt about divorce came out?  Do you think Brad was more than mildly shocked that the source was his father-in-law?

An Unwitting Enemy

As you can see, poor James looks like the enemy for saying something in the first place. What’s up with James?  He knew his Dad was still steaming about being snubbed by his superstar daughter.

With all due respect to Brad, we saw a masterful move to help the love of his life reform her relationship with Dad Jon Voight and curtail a possible rumor source. It may have worked! Jon Voight declined to comment even though he was barraged by reporters at LAX upon his return. Say, he hadn’t had a state-side Vodka Martini yet!!!

Did Brad’s Idea Work?

Let’s dwelve into the truth a little more. Below is the Desire for Reforms eclipse chart for Venice, Italy; the Transit Chart for Venice dated Sunday, February 22 at 7:45 pm, and Angelina Jolie’s Birth Chart. The Desire chart is on the inner wheel, the Transit Chart is in the middle wheel and Angelina’s Birth Chart is on the outer wheel. Now let’s ask the question: Did it work?  To see a larger view of the chart below, just click once in the middle of the image.

Many thanks to a reader who called in with a correction on Angelina Jolie's birth time. Also the eclipse chart was tweaked.

But, hold on folks, Angelina’s not out of the woods yet. Sometime in late summer or early fall 2010, Saturn will start nearing Angelina’s Pluto. The Toxic Friends will be back and this time with a humdinger. Rest assured, the Nude Provocateuse will be here with the cloak and dagger astro interpretations at your service.

Say, I’m still working on that Bi-quintile Report. The aspect will be exact tomorrow.

Peace!

Nude Provocateuse

About the Series: Since the time of the Pharoahs, eclipses have marked our major historical events especially the rise and fall of empires. The Rise of Obama Series (TRO) by The Nude Provocateuse (aka The_Betty) is based on the premise that the Eclipse of August 1, 2008 was the astronomical event opening the road for Barack Obama’s assent to the presidency, and the Desire for Reforms Eclipse of July 21, 2009 is responsible for influencing his 2009-10 political agenda. This series is written as News, Political News, News and Commentary, and serves as basic astrological research not for profit or resale in accordance with the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 USC, Section 107. To learn more about this code go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use or email me at llazaro633@yahoo.com.





Taxes, Tiger, Sex and Theories: The Approaching Quincunx

21 02 2010

The Austin Plane Crash, the North Illinois University shooting, Tiger’s Apology, Obama’s defense of the stimulus bill and Newsweek’s Debunking of popular conspiracy theories are the headliners for the Approaching Quincunx of the Desire for Reforms Eclipse.

Robert Hand in his book Horoscope Symbols defines the Quincunx as “forcing choices between very different positions.” A Quincunx occurs when two planets are exactly 150 degrees apart. When a quincunx occurs, notable events erupt. During the separating quincunx last December most of Europe and the Northeast corridor of the U.S. experienced freezing temperatures that threatened lives. See: http://wp.me/pJyvs-3p. During the current or approaching quincunx the transiting Sun is moving toward the Desire for Reforms Eclipse Sun. Last week we saw some of the outcomes of forced choices between different positions.  To see a larger view, just click inside the image once.



What’s So Stimulating?

On Wednesday, February 17 President Obama defended his $787 billion Stimulus Plan meant to help the U.S. avoid another Great Depression. In the year since the bill’s enactment, the unemployment rate hasn’t budged despite tax cuts, credits, and investments in infrastructure, energy efficiency and broadband. It seems that even a forced influx of cash into the economy can’t overcome the volatile U.S. and Global Marketplaces.

About Joe’s Taxes…

At the apex of the quincunx is Joseph Stack. He was the engineer who crashed his plane into the IRS building in Austin Texas. I’ve calculated impact between 10:00 and 10:11 am Thursday, February 18. An online suicide note indicates that Joseph Stack felt he was forced into his position and his choice of flying a plane into a building. You can read Stack’s suicide note at: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100218/ap_on_re_us/us_plane_crash_texas. Below is a chart on the crash. The Desire for Reforms Eclipse is on the inside wheel and the Austin Plane Crash Transits are on the outside wheel. To see a larger view of the chart below, just click inside the image once.


Another Campus Shooting

On Friday, February 19 a student attending the Dekalb campus of North Illinois University was shot and wounded nearly two years after a fatal shooting at the school left half a dozen dead (http://www.suntimes.com/2058404,niu-campus-shooting-021910.article).

Tiger’s Five Six Hole Drive

Yet, the headliner of the week didn’t involve a horrific event, sub-zero temperatures, or politics of global magnitude. The story that captured the imagination of the public was Tiger Wood’s public apology for adultery. Tiger is desparately seeking to reform his relationship with his wife at home and with his business associates. See: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/celebritology/2010/02/tiger_woods_apology_live-blogg.html?wpisrc=nl_natlalert.

In sum, Tiger claimed he was out of control and had to submit himself to rehab in order to take back his sanity and enjoy a normal life. He also defended his wife Elin and claimed that she never struck him (even though she caught him sleeping around with 5 or more women at the same time). To see a larger view of the photo, just click inside the image once.


A Well Rehearsed Public Relations Coup

Tiger went as far as to say that there had never been an incident of domestic family violence. But what were we watching – really? We were watching the strategy of expert public relations consultants trying to mitigate the actions of a popular Don Juan in order to save and/or recapture millions of dollars in sports endorsement contracts. If you’d like to see the handy work of PR consultants involving other sports luminaries go to: http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/lists/Notable-sports-apologies-gallery-021910?GT1=39002#sport=MLB&photo=10927212. There’s something to be said about a million dollar sports figure fessin’ up and saying I’m sorry.

Tiger’s Sex Secrets Revealed

Below is the birth chart of Tiger Woods. After a brief visual inspection of the chart, I found Tiger to be someone driven to be the first at everything. This drive equates to his desire to fit in. This is indicated by Chiron in Aries, 8th house. In some cases a desire to always be first is disastrous with the individual isolating themselves among family and friends. But in Tiger’s case Chiron’s desires were tempered by Pluto conjunct the Arabic Part of Fortune in Libra, 1st house. Here Tiger was given the opportunity to mold himself into a figure of non-self assertion. Early on in his life and career he may have feared disturbing the harmony he sought from family, friends and colleagues. This helped keep his desire to be first virtually unchecked by competitors. The result gave him room to grow into one of the world’s best golf pros. It’s as if Chiron quincunx the Ascendant helped him carve out a niche in golf by hurling personal challenges at his first quadrant. The first quadrant of a horoscopic chart is the first, second and third houses. The first quadrant comprises everything about a person’s personality, body, appearance, money, possessions, and communications.

Uranus and the North Node in Scorpio, 2nd house also points to curious circumstances. With Uranus and the North Node in Tiger’s 2nd house, money flows in and out of his wallet with ease. Uranus brings revolutionary changes to resources. This make’s Tiger focus on what’s necessary and what’s not. But the controversy is with the North Node in Scorpio, 2nd house. Here we find the inevitable. The North Node in Scorpio, 2nd house holds Tiger’s feet to the fire when it comes to issues surrounding passion, sexuality and obsession. This can be confirmed by the number of maidens who have emerged during his sex scandal.

After reviewing Uranus and the North Node in the 2nd house, I moved my attention back to the asteroid Chiron in Aries, along with Sedna in Taurus, and the South Node in Taurus. There in the 8th house lies the personal downside to Tiger’s hidden and controlled drive. For example, the South Node in Taurus, 8th house (naturally ruled by Venus) drives Tiger’s desire to acquire all of the sex and passion available while Sedna in Taurus handed him a consequence for everything obtained. Remember the 8th house places focus on banking, taxes, the law, SEX, death and SECRETS. If you’ve been keeping up with the news, its easy to see that all of the 8th house themes are issues Tiger has been dealing with in a very public manner lately.

Tiger’s Don Juan Chart Point

But the big question of the day is what makes Tiger so sexy and appealing to the ladies? What is it that brings these babes around, and tear up over him on national TV? The planet that takes the credit is Venus in Scorpio, 3rd house in the decan of the Moon. In researching the description of this combination I found the following words and phrases: loving, affectionate, interested only in the pleasures of life, and good for sex. It seems that Tiger’s Venus in Scorpio, 3rd house in the decan of the Moon acts like a sort of Don Juan chart point. The point gives him a grasp for the right timing and the right words especially around the opposite sex. No doubt this trait was honed to perfection by Pluto conjunct the Arabic Part of Fortune in the first house. The result is that these ladies felt no pressure to get involved with Tiger but when they did come in contact with him they found him open, a good listener and a willing provider of their every want and need. Furthermore, this Don Juan chart point places Tiger in a perpetual dreamy and romantic mood. He’s like this all the time! Make no mistake that this dreamy and romantic persona helps spur opportunities for him to wrestle panties off unsuspecting ladies who believe his non-assertive easy style with them is an indicator of true love.  Sadly, what these maidens learned in the media blitz of the past few months is that Tiger is little more than a reincarnation of Don Juan as golf player. Surprisingly, Elin knows Tiger. This is evident by the hefty pay-off clauses of their pre-nuptial agreement in case of divorce. Elin is promised millions if Tiger strays. To see a larger view of the chart below, just click inside the image once.


Tiger’s Karmic Debt Due

The next chart view depicts the Desire for Reforms Eclipse on the inner wheel, the Approaching Quincunx in the middle wheel and Tiger’s Birth Chart on the outer wheel. Believe me when I say I was surprised to find such a strong connection between the Desire for Reforms Eclipse chart and Tiger’s Birth Chart. Upon visual inspection it appears that this was the year Tiger’s secrets were on a collision course with fate. In the 7th house we have the Saturn-Vertex aspect. This pattern is an indicator of divorce and trouble in the house that Saturn rules. In an earlier blog I wrote on Sex, Chaos, Lies, Divorce: The Opposition and What’s Up with Dennis Hopper? I discussed how the affects of Saturn-Vertex were driving Dennis Hopper to divorce. You can read more at: http://wp.me/pJyvs-50.

Also in this view, Saturn is ruling the 11th house where Tiger’s Mercury is located. If you recall, a major deal breaker for Tiger and Elin were those text and voicemail messages that went back and forth between him and his anxious maidens. In fact, Tiger’s Mercury is still under seige. Within minutes of his public apology, three of the five maidens managed to make national news with one being offered a job as a television announcer. But that’s not all, this same Saturn-Vertex aspect is square Tiger’s Midheaven, Ic, and Moon. This sort of pattern appears to be keeping his personal and business matters in a continuos state of flux having to do with his career, his home and his emotional state. Sadly, the South Node conjunct Sedna in Taurus, 2nd house shows money leaking out of Tiger’s wallet this year. Very little seems to be flowing in (Frankly, this is not good news for his maidens and I’m happy one of them has found a job). To see a larger view of the chart, just click inside the image once.


Debunked Conspiracy Theories Featuring 2009 Lie of the Year

Lastly, I found a nifty article debunking a number of conspiracy theories. They are a fitting conclusion to this blog noting the apparent outcomes of forced choices between different positions. The article was released by Newsweek one day after the quincunx. I’ve listed some of the most notable below. You can review the entire list of debunked conspiracy theories at: http://www.newsweek.com/id/233518?GT1=43002 .

No. 1 – Democrats’ health plan will create death panels. PolitiFact named this one “Lie of the Year” in 2009.
Part of Barack Obama’s devious plan to reform health insurance will be the creation of panels of experts who will decide whether or not patients are “worth” treating, making them arbiters of life and death.
Proponents: Sarah Palin, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), a lot of angry town-hall-meeting attendees.
It’s fully debunked: Palin was apparently referring to a provision of draft legislation that would have funded consultation about end-of-life care.

No. 2 Barack Obama was not born in the United States.
It’s not clear where he must have been born instead: some say Indonesia; some say Kenya (initial suggestions that Hawaiian natives weren’t citizens when he was born in Honolulu in 1961 were quickly dismissed). The point, so-called birthers say, is that he wasn’t born in the good old US of A, hence isn’t a natural-born citizen and therefore cannot legally be president.
Proponents: Chief birther and Beverly Hills dentist and attorney Orly Taitz, WorldNetDaily editorJoseph Farah, Rep. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.), former presidential and Senate candidate Alan Keyes, assorted tea partiers.
It’s fully debunked: Forged Kenyan birth certificates have been exposed! Obama’s birth certificate has been certified by the state of Hawaii, and images have been shown on national television. And that’s leaving aside plenty of circumstantial proof, like birth announcements in both major Hawaiian papers from August 1961.

No. 3 – Barack Obama is a secret Muslim.
Drawing many of the same backers as the birther movement, this theory claims that Obama was indoctrinated into Islam while living in Indonesia during his childhood. They worry Obama is trying to undermine America’s Judeo-Christian heritage, institute Islamic religious law, betray Israel to the Arabs, and perhaps even allow Al Qaeda to win the war on terror.
Proponents: Anonymous chain e-mail, Libyan dictator Muammar Kaddafi, Swift Boater and propaganda wizard Jerome Corsi.
It’s fully debunked: Obama belonged to a Christian church in Chicago (for which he ironically also caught flack) and has a record of unambiguous support for Israel and hawkish policies on eradicating Al Qaeda’s strongholds in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

No. 4 – Obama wants to conscript Americans into a civilian defense corps.
The group would be a brownshirtlike organization that would enforce order in the United States.
Proponents: Glenn Beck, Watergate burglar and media personality G. Gordon Liddy, Ann Coulter.
It’s fully debunked: Liberal press watchdog Media Matters says the theory stems from a speech Obama made in which he argued for the importance of the Foreign Service, AmeriCorps, and the Peace Corps. That’s a far cry from an American Gestapo—a claim for which there’s no support.

No. 5 – Time magazine wants to restrict the Internet to licensed users.
Time, in concert with pro-censorship groups, is backing a plan that would require a license—i.e., government sanction—for people to get on the Internet.
Proponents: Radio host and conspiracy junkie Alex Jones’s two Web sites.
It’s fully debunked: Time published a story reporting on a Microsoft executive who’d like to see licensing to combat anonymity. Broadcasting such a controversial proposal—regardless of its merits—is quite the opposite of censorship.

No. 6 – 9/11 was an inside job.
The truthers, holdovers from the Bush days, just won’t go away. They argue that the physics of the World Trade Center collapse doesn’t add up, and that the attacks were an excuse for the U.S. to launch wars abroad.
Proponents: Alex Jones, retired religion professor David Ray Griffin, Reagan administration policy analyst Barbara Honegger, British journalist Robert Fisk.
It’s fully debunked: Not even the staunchest mainstream George W. Bush bashers believe this one. Enough said.

Keep your eyes posted on what’s coming up for the Approaching Biquintile.

Peace!


Nude Provocateuse


About the Series: Since the time of the Pharoahs, eclipses have marked our major historical events especially the rise and fall of empires. The Rise of Obama Series (TRO) by The Nude Provocateuse (aka The_Betty) is based on the premise that the Eclipse of August 1, 2008 was the astronomical event opening the road for Barack Obama’s assent to the presidency, and the Desire for Reforms Eclipse of July 21, 2009 is responsible for influencing his 2009-10 political agenda. This series is written as News, Political News, News and Commentary, and serves as basic astrological research not for profit or resale in accordance with the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 USC, Section 107. To learn more about this code go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use or email me at llazaro633@yahoo.com.





Roses, Chocolates, Toxic Friends and Angelina Jolie Unraveled

14 02 2010

Are you friends or in love with someone who seems more of a competitor, a criticizer, a downer, a promise breaker, or a gossip? If your answer is yes, set aside those roses and chocolates. You may be experiencing the wrath of the Quarrelers in the form of toxic friends.


The Quarrelers is my take on the onerous Cardinal T-Square involving the Aries Point, Pluto and Saturn as well as the onerous Saturn-Pluto conjunction. Transiting Pluto has been in the decan of Saturn in Capricorn dancing at square to the Aries Point for over a year, and transiting Saturn returned to the mix (as he does every few years) last fall when he progressed to 00 Libra in opposition to the Aries Point.

Love in the Time of Quarrelers: Pluto, Saturn and the Aries Point

So what is a friend? Most dictionaries define the word friend as someone with whom you share the intimate details of your life with. Now let’s put this together with the word toxic. Again, most dictionaries will describe toxic as poison capable of causing death or debilitation. As you can see, by adding toxic to the word friend something deadly or debilitating is added to the most intimate areas of your life.

Florence Isaacs, the author of Toxic Friends/True Friends, explained to WebMD last week that “a toxic friendship is unsupportive, draining, unrewarding, stifling, unsatisfying, and often unequal.” Isaacs goes on to say that “toxic friends stress you out, use you, are unreliable, are overly demanding, and don’t give anything back.” You can read the entire article by Florence Issacs at:
http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/life/toxic-friends-the-5-types-of-quot-friends-quot-you-should-avoid-580196/

Take this Personally!

In 2007-2008, I experienced transiting Saturn conjunct my natal Pluto. At the same time, transiting Pluto was trine my natal Pluto. My mother became ill and died in September 2007 leaving a mountain of estate problems. During this time, I had a dozen or so friends, associates and family (all toxic) I began to communicate with often. But before this period ended, there were problems that demanded that these toxic relationships end. While the entrance of toxic friends subsided, it didn’t go away completely. Recently, when transiting Saturn moved to semi-sextile my natal Pluto and square transiting Pluto, I started a friendship with a person who had interesting achievements and hobbies. Within a few weeks, I was forced to face some hard realities about the toxicity of my new friend. Thank God it happened quickly!

Back in 2005, another associate of mine befriended a nurse while staying for a while in a nursing home. After my friend returned home, she really believed they could enjoy a healthy friendship. When the nurse discovered my friend had made a full recovery, she went toxic and began to use my friend’s kindness as a weakness. Suddenly, the nurse desperately needed to drop her son off with my friend on the weekends. The nurses’ excuse was always work. But, some months later my friend discovered that she used some of this time for dating. As it turned out, the nurse’s son was a terror. Then a huge jar of change came up missing, bottles of wine disappeared and then a new jacket with the price tags still affixed vanished. Well, you can fill in the rest. Then one day my friend’s Army Colonel buddy showed up at the door while the nurse was on one of her visits. The nurse was stunned and barely opened her mouth to speak upon meeting the Colonel. Moments later, the nurse left quickly and never returned. Below, are charts I caste for my friend noting the Approach, Conjunction and Separation of the aspect.  It also features the nurse and a few other toxic characters who eased in and out of her life at the time. See if you can find some of these similarities and patterns in your chart or the charts of your friends?  To see a larger image try clicking in the center of the image once.




The Fabric of Our Lives: Pluto and Saturn

As confirmed by the charts above Pluto and Saturn, regardless of their configuration are harbingers of what most pyschologists call “toxic friends.” As demonstrated, their presence can be easily detected in a horoscopic chart. These planets will work with each other, but to varying ends. You see Pluto and Saturn are competitors who gossip behind each others back, put each other down, criticize, and break promises. Saturn naturally seeks to restrict. So, under a conjunction or square with Pluto, you can expect Saturn to bring friends who really are competitors, criticizers, downers, and gossipers. Conversely, Pluto under a conjunction or square with Saturn seeks to reform but may do so behind the scenes, use back door methods and then break promises. They both are very strong and like to have their way. In fact, since Saturn began its foray into Libra last November, he and Pluto (who sits in the decan of Saturn in Capricorn) have been causing quite a stir by generating events through the Aries Point. If you caste a chart for the U.S. East Coast today more than likely you’ll find at least one of these planets or points squaring off with the other from an angular house.

The Quarrelers also have a passion for politics! For example, let’s look at the US health care reform issue. It began with the best intentions, but a number of US Senators rose to place retrictions upon the bill that diminished its purpose. Where were the Quarrelers? Squaring off! Another great example is the World Climate Talks. It too began with the best intentions. But a number of countries walked out restricting progress because they felt they were being ‘talked at’ by wealthier countries who could afford to make the necessary ecological changes. Where were the Quarrelers? Squaring off! Make no mistake, the Quarrelers have no exclusions for the rich and famous. For me, there is no better example of the Quarrelers’ wrath then the charts of Angelina Jolie. Poor Angelina is sometimes subjected to a daily onslaught of attacks from toxic friends and associates who constantly leak to the media intimate details concerning her marriage – be they true or false. Where are the Quarrelers in Angelina Jolie’s chart? Squaring off! Yet, what makes Angelina Jolie’s chart so special is the Quarrelers’ presence in her birth chart.

Now don’t get me wrong, the Quarrelers are not your garden variety competitors or gossip mongers. Sometimes they mean to harm. To see the destructiveness of the Quarrelers all you need to do is look back as far as the Fort Hood Massacre. This was a tragic circumstance. Sadly, it was during Saturn’s foray into the cardinal sign of Libra last November that placed him exactly square transiting Pluto and opposite the Aries Point when Nidal Malik Hassan struck!

Angelina Jolie Unraveled

For most, a Saturn-Pluto coupling lasts a few years. During the separating aspect the individual is given a chance to recover as noted in my friend’s chart above. But with Saturn conjunct or in the decan of Pluto in a natal chart, the subject will have to contend with onerous and toxic family/friends for the rest of their life. The good news is that the personality is given a chance to grow, adjust and compensate for the shortcoming by learning to recognize toxic relationships early on, taking responsibility for them, ending the worse ones, and making a greater effort to build stronger relationships with non-toxic friends.

In Angelina Jolie’s case, she is being stressed out and used by a guantlet of toxic associates. What she knows that we don’t, is that some of her family members are quite toxic toward her. Let’s look at Angelina’s most recent embarassment. On or about January 23, 2010, a toxic friend or family member leaked to News of the World a United Kingdom media source (http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/) that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had visited attorneys to work out a deal for their separation. This news caused a media feeding frenzy. When the dust settled, it was learned that the couple, who enjoyed a combined income of more than $50 million dollars in 2009, were probably making a routine visit to their attorney to legalize agreements, estates, taxes, etc. But the news was so disruptive that a week later Angelina obviously had to adjust her schedule. We saw the result when she accompanied her husband to the Director’s Guild Awards (http://www.dga.org/index2.php3?chg= ) in New York. Did she go for the sole purpose of making a media appearance to quell the tide of dangerous gossip?

If you’re like me, you’re asking: What the $%&@!?!  Who is so bent on slandering Angelina Jolie?  After all these years, isn’t it obvious that her husband loves her?  Why is there still so much hype?  Then I viewed Angelina Jolie’s birth chart and a somber moment overcame me.  I discovered a thread of toxic family and friends who have been present in her life since birth.

I caste the chart you see below using the decanants or decans. In my last blog I demonstrated 1 Minute Delineations with Decans in a Mini Course. You can review it at: (https://nudeprovacateuse.wordpress.com/2010/01/20/sex-chaos-lies-divorce-the-opposition-and-whats-up-with-dennis-hopper/ ).


To see a larger image try clicking in the center of the image once.

Upon visual inspection you can see that Angelina Jolie’s Ascendant, Midheaven and Ic at birth were all in cardinal signs or on the cusp of a cardinal sign. Her birth was an event, but it may have generated some controversy.   Most notable is Saturn in the decan of Pluto, Cancer, 7th house. At birth, Angelina had onerous and toxic adversaries within her family. The 7th house is considered the house of open enemies, so make no mistake that whatever occurred was made public. Furthermore, because this placement is in the 7th house, Angelina’s onerous and toxic family/friends have always tried to meddle in her contracts, relationships, partnerships and marriage.

Below are some of the more notable Arabic Parts in Angelina Jolie’s natal chart:

Purple Diamond is the Arabic Part of Enemies at 6 degrees Aries, 3rd house. It opposes Pluto and is shy of a conjunction to the Aries Point. Again, these enemies are found in the house of brothers, sisters and communications. I believe this confirms that Angelina’s 7th house toxic source is a close family member.

Orange Diamond is the Arabic Part of Mercury at 19 degrees Aries. Someone was out of money, low on cash or without the means to really take care of themselves or handle responsibility when Angelina was born. New ways of earning or obtaining money were forged. This may have opened the door to toxic associations.

Yellow Diamond is the Arabic Part of Jupiter at 12 degrees Gemini. It is conjunct Angelina’s Sun. This blessed Angelina with luck in health, work and daily affairs.  The good news is that her life early on may not have been so adversely affected by the ferocity of toxic family and friends who surrounded her – but her life was affected.

Red Diamond is the Arabic Part of Saturn. It is on the cusp of the 8th house. This sextiles Pluto at 6 degrees Libra, 9th house. This part signifies heavy and weighty matters, burial or buried issues, the dead, the deep sea, someone disabled or recovering from a disability, prisons and prisoners.

Again, in review of Angelina’s birth chart you can see her Ascendant, Midheaven and Ic at birth were all in cardinal signs or on the cusp of a cardinal sign. Today, Saturn and Pluto have transited to cardinal signs and are nearing key points in Angelina’s chart. This view clearly shows the adversity Angelina may be experiencing. Despite her wealth and power she may still find it difficult to distance herself from toxic and onerous friends. The chart below depicts Angelina Jolie’s chart on the inside wheel and the transits on the outside wheel. Remember, to see a larger image try clicking in the center of the image once.



In 2011, life may not be all glitz for Angelina. Yes, she’ll find work, grace red carpets, and have work done to enhance her appearance. But, the stress stirred up by her toxic friends and family may begin to wear upon her vitality and spur health concerns. Let’s hope she finds a non-toxic astrologer to go over the rough points the transits of 2011 will bring.

Friends: The Spice of Life

You’ll get no argument from me that life can get pretty boring without friends. For the most part, friends are the spice of life. But the truth is not everyone can be your friend and some friendships are downright more dangerous than others.  In fact, toxic friendships can adversely affect people physically and emotionally for years – and then some. This Valentine’s Day make the commitment to be a good friend without expectations or payment in kind. Raising your awareness of what it takes to be a friend is the best defense against toxic friendships and fated astrological transits like the Quarrelers that bring toxic friends into view. If you stick with the commitment, soon you’ll find yourself more effective at recognizing toxic friends, ending toxic friendships, and making new, healthier friends at lightning speed.

Happy Valentine’s Day!  And BTW, I promise to deal with the approaching quincunx to the Desire for Reforms Eclipse point next week.

The Nude Provocateuse

About the Series: Since the time of the Pharoahs, eclipses have marked our major historical events especially the rise and fall of empires. The Rise of Obama Series (TRO) by The Nude Provocateuse (aka The_Betty) is based on the premise that the Eclipse of August 1, 2008 was the astronomical event opening the road for Barack Obama’s assent to the presidency, and the Desire for Reforms Eclipse of July 21, 2009 is responsible for influencing his 2009-10 political agenda. This series is written as News, Political News, News and Commentary, and serves as basic astrological research not for profit or resale in accordance with the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 USC, Section 107. To learn more about this code go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use or email me at llazaro633@yahoo.com.