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Chicago Cubs Winning Astrology

I have to admit that I’m not particularly obsessed with the Chicago Cubs.

The fact is, I’m not a huge baseball fan, but I always enjoy watching a game wherever I have an opportunity.

Typically I get involved late in the season, and by the time the playoff games are underway and we’re leading up to the World Series, I’m thoroughly engaged.

So Patty and I took time out last night to watch the Chicago Cubs clinch the National League pennant.

They beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in a game that featured a lot more drama than the lop-sided final score might suggest. (“The Dodgers are from Los Angeles?” Patty asked. “Where did they used to be before that?”)

Chicago Cubs Astrology

And when the game was over, I of course wanted to take a look at the planetary alignments. Here’s what I found:

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Chicago Cubs Win National League Pennant in 2016

 

As the game came to a conclusion, Neptune was prominent near the Midheaven. The Sun had just moved into Scorpio during the course of the game, and was thus disposited by Mars and Pluto, the co-rulers of Scorpio, which were in a conjunction in the seventh house of open adversaries. It’s also worth noting the transneptunian factor Hades conjoining the Ascendant and square Jupiter, highlighting the 6 – 9 degree area of the cardinal signs.

History-Making Sports

It was a pretty dramatic lineup to say the least, and very fitting for such an historic occasion. After all, the win by the Chicago Cubs marked the first time in 71 years that the team had captured a National League title to get a trip to the World Series.

The Chicago Cubs made quite a splash back in 1945, the last time the team had won the pennant. Here’s the spread from the Chicago Tribune on September 30, 1945, the day after the Chicago Cubs had won the title by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 in the first game of a double header in Pittsburgh:

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The Chicago Cubs got a big headline with their win at the end of September 1945.

 

It was quite a celebration in 1945. At that time it had been 7 years since the Chicago Cubs had taken the league title, and that 7 years had seemed like a long dry spell.

Nobody imagined then that the next drought for the Chicago Cubs would last ten times as long!

It’s interesting to note that the winning game for the Chicago Cubs on September 29, 1945 took 2 hours and 36 minutes to play. That was exactly the same duration as the winning game on October 22, 2016, which also took 2 hours and 36 minutes to play.

But a look at the horoscope for the end of the game in 1945 is even more intriguing:

The horoscope for the end of the winning game by the Chicago Clubs in 1945.
The horoscope for the end of the winning game by the Chicago Clubs in 1945.

 

The overall distribution of the planets in this chart is strikingly different than the winning chart in 2016. But nevertheless there are some noteworthy parallels.

Neptune had a position of prominence in the chart, since it was conjunct the Sun at the time. The Midheaven was in Scorpio, with its planetary ruler Pluto in the seventh house of open competitors. And thanks to an impressive stellium in Libra, this chart also has a strong emphasis on the 6 – 9 degree area in the cardinal signs of the zodiac.

On To The World Series

Without or without these astrological perspectives, Chicago Cubs fans clearly have a lot to celebrate.

But whether that celebration can extend into the upcoming World Series remains to be seen. After all, after the the Chicago Cubs won the pennant in 1945 they went down to defeat in that year’s World Series against Detroit.

But with any luck this year’s World Series should at least give us some interesting horoscopes to look at!

 

Russian Planes Hit Syria World Point

Russian planes have been in the news a lot lately.

They’ve been flying over Syria, and have apparently been doing lots of damage, not only to insurgents on the ground, but also to Russia’s relations with the U.S. Those relations have gotten very icy indeed.

Putin Flexes His Muscles

At one level, it’s easy to see the presence of Russian planes in Syrian skies as just an example of Russian President Vladimir Putin showing off.

Putin is sending Russian Planes to Syria
Macho man Vladimir Putin’s health may be great – but what else should he be worrying about?

As I’ve noted previously here, Vladimir Putin definitely likes to flex his muscles. That’s true even when he’s got his shirt on. But there are other worries brewing here. Vladimir Putin has been telling the world that those Russian planes are hitting ISIS targets – and that may be true. According to some sources, there is some evidence of massive desertions in the ISIS ranks since the Russian bombing began.

A Master Chess Player

But as Jim Cummins has pointed out in the past, the Russian leaders is a master chess player. He’s always thinking several moves ahead in the game of geopolitics.

Turkey isn’t very happy with the situation – it says the Russian planes are violating its air space, so they’re in danger of being shot down. And according to the U.S. news media, those Russian planes are flying now solely in an effort to prop up the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria. Whether or not they are hitting ISIS targets, Russian bombs are also falling on Syrian insurgents who want to get rid of Bashar al-Assad. These are the so-called “moderate extremist” forces that the U.S. supports. It’s a group that includes, oddly enough, some members of al-Quaida in Syria.

As is all too often the case, the dogged American determination to get rid of governments who don’t agree with us makes for strange bedfellows.

But What About The Timing?

As international tensions continue to escalate, it’s important to step back and get a broader perspective whenever possible.

That’s where the tools of astrology come in.

We can of course learn a lot from the timing of the events in Syria themselves, and from the natal horoscopes of the world leaders making news. But even without the presence of Russian planes in the skies of Syria, a quick glance at one of the current planetary phenomena is informative. It can tell us a lot about what may soon be playing out on the global stage.

Mercury has been retrograde since September 17.

Mercury retrograde periods always mark times when communications can get confused, plans may not work out as intended, and intentions can be grossly misunderstood. So at the very least it’s a time when the leaders of countries would be wise not to jump to conclusions.

An End To Mercury Retrograde

But the Mercury retrograde period will be coming to an end on Friday, October 9. And that’s when things are likely to get even more interesting.

The Mercury Direct Station, the time when Mercury finishes up its retrograde motion and starts moving forward again, is always a critical point the retrograde cycle. More often than not, it seems to intensify the confusion, incompletion, and miscommunication that have been in play during the previous three weeks, while the planet has been in apparent backward motion. So this coming weekend will be a time for extra caution.

But that’s not the end of the story.

World Point Activation

When Mercury goes direct on October 9, it will be at 0° Libra.

That initial degree of a cardinal sign is one of the extraordinarily powerful “World Points” in the zodiac – whenever they are activated by significant planetary events or alignments, it’s a signal that we can expect to see major events with global implications.

But what kinds of events?

On previous occasions we’ve discovered that if we want to gain insights into current situations, it can be useful to study those previous times when planetary stations took place at the zodiac degrees currently being activated.

According to the tables listed on page 270 of Mercury, Money and the Markets, there has only been one previous time since 1900 when Mercury made a station at 0° Libra.

That was on September 2, 1983.

Russian Planes and American Casualties

On that date, Mercury made a Retrograde Station instead of a Direct Station, but its alignment with the World Point definitely had a global impact – and Russian planes were involved.

On September 2, 1983, U.S. Representative Lawrence P. McDonald, a Democrat from Georgia with a reputation as the most conservative member of Congress at the time, was in a group of Americans who were among the 269 passengers and crew members aboard Korean Air Lines Flight 007, traveling from New York to Seoul, South Korea. That civilian airliner was shot down by a fighter plane from the U.S.S.R. near Sakhalin Island in the Sea of Japan.

There were no survivors.

Needless to say, this was a major international incident, instantly ratcheting up Cold War tensions to new heights.

U.S. President Ronald Reagan, calling the downing of the airliner “a horrifying act of violence,” cut short his California vacation and called an emergency meeting of the National Security Council in Washington.

Secretary of State George P. Schultz was visibly enraged when he responded to questions about the event at a news conference, declaring that “We can see no excuse for this appalling act.”

Accusations and counter-accusations started flying. It didn’t take long for all sorts of conspiracy theories to start surfacing – about former U.S. President Richard Nixon, about the CIA, and, of course, about Russian planes.

And it all happened when Mercury was stationary at 0° Libra.

So, with another Mercury station coming up at the same zodiac degree in just a few days, it makes sense to pay particular attention to global tensions now.

Especially since Russian planes are already in the news.

 

 

The Sun Gives Us A Preview of Coming Events

When I talked with Michael Yorba on his Traders Network radio show last week, we discussed the sneak preview that the Sun is providing for us as astro-traders during the first three days of April.

On Tuesday, April 1, the Sun will be in a waxing square to Jupiter. It will conjoin Uranus on Wednesday, and then on Thursday, April 3, it will be in a waxing square to Pluto.

Solar Translation of Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto and S&P
As the Sun (the green diagonal lines) translates the alignment of Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto (the blue, orange, and navy lines respectively) on April 1-3, it will help define the trading range that we’ll be range that we’ll be referring to on April 21-23, when the T-Square and Grand Cross release their full force. This chart for the S&P 500 shows daily price bars through the close on Friday, March 28.

That translation of the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-Square pattern effectively gives us a glimpse into some of the dynamics we can look forward to on April 20-21, with the precise alignment of that T-Square, and on April 22-23, when transiting Mars will convert the T-Square into a powerful Grand Cross pattern in the cardinal signs of the zodiac.

Here’s the complete recording of my conversation with Michael on Thursday:


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