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Gatlinburg Fire at High-Stress New Moon

The news of the Gatlinburg fire and its huge devastation has been hard to ignore today.

The Gatlinburg fire stories have been grim, to say the least.

And the numbers have been mind-boggling.

At least four people dead. Many more injured.

More than 14,000 people evacuated. (The actual population of Gatlinburg is only about 4,000. That gives you a pretty good idea of just how big the tourist influx is during the autumn leaf season there.)

At least 15,000 acres of woodlands ablaze. The exact extent of the fire difficult to determine.

Hundreds of homes and businesses completely destroyed. Many others severely damaged.

And plenty of unsubstantiated rumors about tourist attractions and historic sites reportedly consumed by the inferno.

The news about the Gatlinburg fire began filtering in Monday evening. I was preparing for the special webinar I hosted yesterday.

webinar during gatlinburg fire

That live online session wasn’t specifically about the Gatlinburg fire situation. Instead it focused strongly on the New Moon dynamics impacting global events right now.

It was all about The Markets at the New Moon. This particular lunation looks like it may have an especially strong impact on astro-trading. So that’s what we gave the most attention to.

You can watch a replay of the entire 108-minute event HERE.

After the webinar, more news was coming in about the impact of the blaze in Tennessee. I took time to examine the 90-degree dial for the New Moon.

The New Moon and the Gatlinburg Fire

I calculated the horoscope specifically for Gatlinburg – and a look at the midheaven was quite revealing.

This quick video summarizes my observations with the 90-degree dial. It shows why the Gatlinburg fire is having such a big global impact.

A look at the astrology surrounding a specific event at a particular place can produce amazing insights. I think the 90-degree dial is a great tool for that analysis!

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:

Chicago Cubs 2016
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!

 

Watching Alibaba

There’s been a lot of media ruckus lately about the upcoming IPO for Alibaba, the gigantic Chinese internet firm.

Jack Ma, the company’s founder and CEO, has just begun an all-out effort to promote the company to would-be investors, trying to drum up enthusiasm prior to the projected IPO date on September 19.

While Ma is certainly not oblivious to the traditions of feng shui and astrology in impacting business success (“Alibaba” is itself a multi-lingual pun – “ba” in Chinese means “eight”, and 8 is considered an extremely lucky number for generating wealth), it’s not clear what astrologer got involved in picking the IPO date.

Take a look at the horoscope for the event:

Alibaba IPO

With the Leo Moon (flashy public presentations) on the Midheaven and the transneptunian Apollon (success through business expansion) conjoining the Ascendant in this chart, it’s obviously a hand-picked time for an auspicious beginning.

We’ll have to wait and see, of course, exactly what happens when the Alifbaba stock starts trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

In the meantime, you might want to check out the article titled “Wall Street Eyes Alibaba Billions” in the September 7 issue of FinancialCyclesWeekly newsletter. It shares our astro-trading perspective on this stock, and discusses an ancillary equities play that could bring some significant trading profits.

You’ll find it at: http://www.financialcyclesweekly.com/members/Newsletter-for-September-713-2014-2.cfm