There seems to be some fascination for this fallen angel. In fact, his role in humanity’s story is equivalent to Lucifer’s. But the way he is depicted in the Book of Enoch would suggest that he was a weapons maker, a warrior who ‘crossed the line’ with a human.
Azazel, in Jewish legends, a demon or evil spirit to whom, in the ancient rite of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), a scapegoat was sent bearing the sins of the Jewish people. Two male goats were chosen for the ritual, one designated by lots “for the Lord,” the other “for Azazel” (Leviticus 16:8). The ritual was carried out by the high priest in the Second Temple and is described in the Mishna. After the high priest symbolically transferred all the sins of the Jewish people to the scapegoat, the goat destined “for Azazel” was driven into the wilderness and cast over a precipice to its death. Azazel was the personification of uncleanness and in later rabbinic writings was sometimes described as a fallen angel.
When I first read about Azazel, I knew he was important in some way, but wasn’t sure how, which is why I started to write the screenplay “Raelity”. However, I didn’t get far, even though the story line was a “Battlestar Galactica” re-imagining of the Genesis story. It was as if ‘someone’ put the brakes on it. I never did return to writing it.
The Scapegoat symbolism seems to imply that Azazel is our ‘excuse’ for the way we behave. “The devil made me do it.” (Flip Wilson)
Everybody looks for a scapegoat to blame. They don’t want to look at themselves. So a ritual was enacted in ancient times to remove the sins, while leaving the sinners to live for another day. Poor goat: what did he do to deserve such a fate?
Most rabbis (fearing contamination from polytheism) interpreted “Azazel” as the rugged mountain cliff from which the scapegoat was cast down on Yom Kippur, but some (such as Nachmanides) argued that Azazel belongs to the class of “se’irim,” goat-like demons haunting the desert, to which the Israelites were wont to offer sacrifice. Both views have been variously endorsed and debated in Jewish tradition. Viewed as a demon of the desert, Azazel seems to have been closely interwoven with the Book of Enoch as the seducer of men and women, and leader of the rebellious hosts
Perhaps, one needs to be John Dee, working with Edward Kelley, to interpret the truth, using the Enochian language of angels. But I digress.
My question at the beginning of this post is my way of saying that whatever Azazel may have originally meant to the Israelites, it has come down to us in a distorted version.
And, just to put a cat among the pigeons, there are thoughts that Jesus was in fact the scapegoat for Azazel. It makes sense if you are inclined to see his death as taking on the sins of the whole world. Makes you think, eh?
You might think that your birth day should be personal, but this individual had a fictionalized version of it air on his actual birthday. Little Ricky came that same day…
At the time, this was the most watched television program in the States. It aired 68 years ago today. And the world has been a fan of Little Ricky (and Desi Jr), ever since.
What can I say? Growing up in front of the world must be difficult, even though you had a stand-in on your parents’ TV show. Everyone thinks they know who you are, but do they really? Let’s look at those four inconjuncts now.
Moon Inconjunct Saturn
This aspect usually means that your need for emotional security conflicts with your need to live with the world’s demands. Each of us needs to be accepted and loved for what we are, in order to have enough self-confidence to deal with the world. But we also have to learn to live with our own life situations in order to survive. In other words, we have to realize that we can’t have everything we want. With this aspect, these two needs are working against each other. Probably you will satisfy one of them at the expense of the other.
If the Moon, because of environmental conditions, becomes the stronger energy, you may be afraid that you will never get enough love or support from other people, especially your mother. Because of this fear you may become too dependent on your mother. It is important that she or someone else give you plenty of emotional support and at the same time encourage you to go out on your own.
If the Saturn energy becomes stronger, you may learn to distrust your emotiona and become rather cold and unfeeling. You may also be suspicious of anyone who tries to touch you emotionally, especially your mother. But when you are emotionally upset, you may get out of control and act in ways that you usually would consider wrong. This problem would be at its worst when you are older. Later in life you might feel that you have no roots, that no one cares for you and that you don’t belong anywhere. This is called alienation, and you ae likely to feel that way if you do not learn to balance the needs of both planets.
If you are able to balance the two, this aspect can have a positive effect.You will be able to keep a lid on your feelings and control yourself in difficult situations, but at the same time feel and express your emotions when you should.
(This aspect also represents a perception of the emotional conflict between his parents.)
Moon Inconjunct Neptune
his aspect indicates that you are very sensitive and that you pick up feelings from the people around you very easily. The danger is that many of these feelings will be difficult to cope with; they may make you afraid of the world and reluctant to go out into it, as you must do when you are older. As a result, you prefer to be alone with your thoughts and let your fancies wander wherever they want to go. When you are older, this may help you use your imagination very creatively, but it won’t help you work out your everyday problems. You must learn to stand on your own and not depend upon others. You also have to learn that you are worth as much as anyone else, for you may tend to withdraw when someone acts aggressive. But the adults who help you learn these lessons must be gentle and understanding. Otherwise you will shrink back into yourself. Above all, you must not be made to feel incompetent or inadequate, or you will think of yourself as a loser all your life.
People with this aspect often hide their real feelings and make sacrifices for others that they do not really want to make. Then they resent the person who asked for the sacrifice. You must learn to tell people how you really feel; if you do not, you have only yourself to blame for what happens. You must learn to accept that you are responsible for your own life. Do not act as if you are the victim of strong forces that you can’t control, because you can control them.
Mercury Inconjunct Pluto
You have a rather complicated and sometimes tricky mind. You usually prefer to do things in roundabout and involved ways instead of being simple and direct.
On the positive side, this means that you enjoy solving puzzles, tracking down mysteries and finding out about hidden matters. At school you might do research in science. You have a natural ability to understand how people’s minds work, what makes them act as they do, and what they are thinking, which is quite amazing for someone of your age.
On the negative side, however, you might misuse this ability by trying to control people’s thoughts and words. Also you may love mysteries so much that you get involved in complicated plots and arrangements with your friends. You may enjoy working in secret and creating an air of mystery about yourself, but this could backfire and make others misunderstand you or even fear what you are doing. It is important to show people that you are honest and that you are not hiding anything. Otherwise they will probably suspect you, even if you are totally innocent. And if you aren’t, they will know it for certain.
On another level, this aspect can mean that at certain times in your life you will go through tremendous psychological changes. All your thoughts and opinions will change completely. These stages may seem difficult, but you will be much better off if you let go of the past and welcome new ideas.
Uranus Inconjunct Ascendant
Your need to be free and do what you want is often in conflict with what others require of you and even with what you feel you ought to do. Sometimes this conflict can cause considerable physical and emotional tension. The task you face is to organize your life in a disciplined way that will enable you to satisfy your need for freedom through your everyday activities. One way to accomplish this is by figuring out your own methods for doing your work. Or you may choose to do the most interesting and exciting tasks, which are often the most difficult, so that others shy away from the. You need to be challenged by puzzles and problems in all your activities. You are not good at routines and repetitious tasks.
Your need for freedom may also interfere with your close relationships. When you are with others, even those you like, you feel very restless but you can’t get up and leave because you want to be with them. This is typical of the ambiguity that comes with this transit. Certainly, the more others try to restrict your freedom of movement, the more you try to get away.
The restless energies of this aspect should be given some kind of release, because otherwise they can turn inward to create the kind of rash and compulsive actions that lead to accidents. If you have accidents, it is not because you are unlucky, but because you are not careful at critical times. Learn to avoid any kind of dangerous activity when you are nervous, upset or feel that your energies are scattered.
It Could Have Been Worse?
I am reminded that Astrology is sometimes a ‘game of degrees’. My reason for thinking that is the fact that on the day following Desi Jr’s birthday, Jeffrey Epstein was born.
We watched this classic movie (and it’s funny to even say that when it’s only 27 years old) last night. It comes from a short story by Stephen King called “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption: Hope Springs Eternal”. I remember enjoying it the first time I saw it when it came out, and then not ever watching it again (‘been there, done that’) until now. Now the beauty of the story has inspired me to write this post.
Symbolic though they may be, the posters in the film help us gauge the passage of time.
I don’t recall a Linda Ronstadt poster from 1977 in the film, so I guess they stopped at Raquel. To all the men behind bars, images of these beautiful women would have been enough to allow them to dream of life outside of the prison walls, if not give them hope.
Little did anyone know that Andy was slowly digging an escape hole behind these posters. (Small plot hole: where was he hiding the debris? “The Great Escape” had a similar problem, but the prisoners spread the dirt throughout the prison camp.)
The film also touched on the problem of prisoners becoming institutionalized. A ‘lifer’ was paroled into the world after 50 years only to take his own life on the outside. He had expected to die in prison. This ‘modern’ world was too much for him to bear.
“The Marriage of Figaro” Interlude
This vignette is a reminder of how powerful music is: it can transport us to some ‘other’ place even in the midst of our worst nightmares. Music may be the Mind of God.
One day, we will all go through a dark tunnel to another space, without time.
It’s been a long road since I first predicted that Kamala Harris could become the 46th President of the United States of America. Gender, racial and political biases derailed her attempt, as well as an underfunded campaign, but her connection with Joe Biden won through to his choosing her for a running mate in 2020. Wise man…
I presume that someone had access to Ms. Harris’ birth certificate because the time of 9:28 pm is consistent across all the astrology sites. And it looks right to me, too.
As happens in a person’s life, the childhood events are the ones that form the adult, and as we can see with Ms. Harris, most of her planets are in the lower hemisphere. But it’s upper hemisphere planets that show a person’s destiny, and none are clearer than Saturn conjunct the 10th House cusp.
Saturn Conjunct Midheaven
At a very early age you will learn that life requires hard work and ceaseless activity if you want to get ahead. Also you want to be a person of significance when you are older, so you will start working while quite young to get where you want to go. Since you have so much internal discipline, your parents won’t have to impose it from the outside, nor should they make unrealistically high demands, because you will try very hard to fulfill them. Whenever you fail, you condemn yourself strongly, and if you decide you are a loser, it would be very difficult to change that belief. This placement of Saturn can signify that you will be very successful or very unsuccessful, depending on how you experience success while you are young.
You respect those in authority even when you feel they are giving you a hard time. You understand that they have earned the right to their position and that to challenge them you must earn that right as well. Only if you have very negative experiences with authority while you are young — and your parents will have a lot to do with this — will you be negative about it when you are older.
No matter what career you choose, you will be a teacher and a guide for others. You may be a teacher in the literal sense in some kind of school. In any case, others will look to you for guidance when you achieve the goals that you set for yourself now.
As you work to get ahead in life, however, be very careful not to neglect your friendships and other relationships. Otherwise you may be very lonely later on.
Now Biden and Harris are the best political double act the United States has seen in a very long time. Things are going to change, and change in a big way. God Bless America.
It’s one of those dirty little secrets that gets whispered around the corridors of power in Rome and caused a bit of dissension between a mother and her son, Tiberius. No, not the ending of Augustus’ life, but the reason for Livia divorcing Tiberius’ father and marrying Augustus. Some children don’t like having their lives upended, on a whim.
I have marked this chart as (2) because Livia’s birth year was in dispute. 59 BCE would have made her 16 when she married for the first time, but 58 BCE is more accurate.
The timing of this chart is rectified to show Livia’s young marriage to Tiberius Claudius Nero (at age 15). Note, too, how her first husband’s name was bestowed on her son, grandson and great-great-grandson who became Roman Emperors. She was a powerful woman in her own right, especially after Augustus died, so the conflict with Tiberius would have been resentment from him that she got him the throne through her maneuvers. Children can be so ungrateful. There are two inconjuncts.
Moon Inconjunct Jupiter
This aspect indicates that you have a positive, optimistic outlook on life, and you enjoy socializing with good friends. However, there are some dangers with this aspect. First, it can be a sign that you are self-indulgent and possibly even selfish, although this is not likely to happen if you have a good, strong relationship with your mother. You have a great need to be cared for and supported, to be accepted for what you are with no strings attached. If this need is fulfilled, the positive side of this aspect will flourish. But if your mother does not support your needs fully, you will feel insecure and will look elsewhere for support and fulfillment. In this case your concerns will be totally for yourself with little thought for other people’s needs.
This problem may show up in several different ways. For instance, you might simply have a desire to eat too much, as if food were love. Or you may always be wanting things that other people own. You might be afraid of the world and be reluctant to leave your comfortable and safe surroundings. Some people with this aspect stay tied too closely to their mother.
On the other hand, if you feel emotionally secure and accepted, then you will be able to give others the support that you would otherwise have been seeking for yourself. You will help others in their times of need, share what you have with those who have less, and find great satisfaction in taking care of people and animals.
Pluto Inconjunct Ascendant
This can be an indication that through experiences with others, you will be forced to undergo many significant changes in life. At times the crises may be quite unpleasant, but for the most part the results will be very positive, although for some people, they may be less constructive. But you must be very careful about the kind of people you get involved with. Choose your friends with great care and try to find people who have a healthy outlook on life and who seem reasonably well balanced. People who are driven to extreme behavior or who act compulsively, as if they could not plan anything in advance, are not very good for you. They will get you into difficult situations that you do not need.
Also watch for compulsiveness or extreme behavior yourself. These qualities could be quite hard for others to handle, and people will probably avoid you if you express them freely.
Now, About Those Other Rumours
Augustus died on August 19, 14 AD, being deified by the Senate shortly afterwards. In his will, he left one third of his property to Livia, and the other two thirds to Tiberius. In the will, he also adopted her into the Julian family and granted her the honorific title of Augusta. These dispositions permitted Livia to maintain her status and power after her husband’s death, under the new name of Julia Augusta. Tacitus and Cassius Dio wrote that rumours persisted that Augustus was poisoned by Livia, but these are mainly dismissed as malicious fabrications spread by political enemies of the dynasty. The most famous of these rumors was that Livia, unable to poison his food in the kitchens because Augustus insisted on only eating figs picked fresh from his garden, smeared each fruit with poison while still on the tree to pre-empt him. In Imperial times, a variety of fig cultivated in Roman gardens was called the Liviana, perhaps because of her reputed horticultural abilities, or as a tongue-in-cheek reference to this rumor.
The point of this chart comparison is to see if there are any ties to a deliberate act on Livia’s part that precipitated Augustus’ death. The opposing Moon’s between these charts means that the actions taken would have been instinctive on Livia’s part. The Jupiter in Augustus’ death chart is almost exactly conjunct Livia’s birth Midheaven. And Livia’s Jupiter in Scorpio is within 5 degrees of Augustus’ ‘death’ Saturn. So, in my opinion, she definitely poisoned him, but she didn’t do it with malicious intent.
She was helping to put an end to his misery. She was his loving wife, to the end.
Two thousand and forty-seven years ago today, the Republic of Rome became the Roman Empire. (Since there is no year ‘dot’, 27 BCE is actually twenty-six years before the change to our present designation of the ‘year of our lord’ Anno Domini – AD.)
Did the Senate and People of Rome (SPQR) perpetuate a fraud on their subjects? Well, maybe. But the jury is out on whether this was ‘a good thing or a bad thing’ (1066 and All That). Two hundred years of Pax Romana is nothing to thumb your nose at, is it?
Because the chart is set for 12 noon, the one inconjunct that appears may, in fact, be false. But it doesn’t hurt to look at the evidence.
Jupiter Inconjunct Midheaven
The problem with this aspect is to find a balance between, on the one hand, expressing yourself creatively, perhaps artistically, and having a good time and, on the other hand, getting ahead in life, learning the ways of the world and finding an acceptable role in society. You know you will have to make sacrifices in order to accomplish anything of value.
Later in life, you will enter a critical period when your need for personal satisfaction and freedom force you to change jobs or even careers. When you have learned more about the world, you will understand how to make changes intelligently, but now you should discipline your Jupiterian drive for freedom and learn what you need to know to take over your own destiny. You should learn as much as possible about any subject or skill that will make you more aware of the larger world. Travel or foreign study would be beneficial, if that is possible. The more you know about how you fit into the larger scheme of life, the easier it will be to make the right decision when you have to change to a more rewarding and personally satisfying course.
When the Senate made Octavian the Emperor, they were avoiding a conflict with the military who were totally in favour of their leader. Obviously, the people would have lost in a civil war. Octavian became Augustus as a result. But who is this man?
I cannot confirm the accuracy of his birth time, but because it was already on my Kepler 7.0 program, I’m going to leave the chart as it is. There are two inconjuncts…
Mercury Inconjunct Mars
You often find it difficult to separate yourself from what you believe. You fight very hard for your ideas, even when you suspect you are wrong. You must learn that you are not your ideas, that you have them but are not them. If you do not learn this, it will be difficult even to have a friendly talk with friends, because you are always trying to make a point, defend your opinion or prove somebody else wrong. This also makes you irritable and touchy, so that others prefer not to be around you. Of course, you should not give in about something your seriously believe in, but it is unlikely that you would make that mistake.
On the other hand, with this aspect you might find it hard to complain to others, especially if you are not sure that you are right. In that case, you should learn to speak your mind, but without being unpleasant about it. You should learn to release your resentment or anger to a certain extent, because that energy can turn inward and cause you to become nervous, edgy or irritable, which could be quite difficult. Or you could develop unhealthy habits.
Saturn Inconjunct Uranus
If either of these planets is near conjunct or opposition with the Ascendant or Midheaven, this aspect indicates a serious tension in your life between freedom and restriction. Many people have this conflict, but in your case the tensions may be so severe that you express them physically as muscle tension and possibly nervousness. You feel that somehow you must keep everything in your life under tight control, that if you let go, the whole structure will fall apart. In a very real and direct sense, even while you are young, you must learn to relax.
On the positive side, if you can learn to live with this tension a bit and express your feelings and emotions before they reach the breaking point, you can be extremely patient and persistent. You will be able to accomplish many tasks that others would give up on, if you do not hold in all your feelings and desires for freedom.
How Augustus and the Roman Empire Creation Intersect
If you can see what I can see, you’ll understand that this event couldn’t have happened without Augustus Caesar. They go together like a horse and chariot. And at the centre of the combined charts is a conjunction between the event’s Neptune and Augustus’ Mercury. That’s where the ‘fraud’ is.
Neptune Conjunct Mercury (from Planets in Transit by Robert Hand)
This can be an extremely difficult transit to handle, because Neptune and Mercury are so different in their functions. But as with many other Neptune transits, this one has a positive side that you should seek to bring out.
The logical and rational faculties of your mind are likely to be scrambled by the influence of Neptune, so that you are no longer quite sure what you think about anything. Or you may come under the influence of ideas that you would not have held previously. You are likely to make the worst mess of this transit if you try to organize and restructure your life now. The ordering function of Mercury is so much at odds with Neptune’s lack of orderliness that any arrangements you make will not make sense later to yourself or anyone else. Consequently this is a bad time for making important decisions that will affect the direction of your life. It is also a bad time for most business transactions, because there is a danger that you are poorly informed about what is going on.
Neptune and Mercury combined always raise the issue of self-deceit, being deceived by others or your deceit towards others. Be extremely careful of these hazards in any kind of negotiations. Deceit may be inadvertent. For example, you may find that you are unable to clearly express what is on your mind because the thoughts seem so complex and disorganized, and when you do say something, others misunderstand you completely. Be very sure that people really understand your meaning when they say they do.
According to H. H. Scullard, however, Octavian’s power was based on the exercise of “a predominant military power and … the ultimate sanction of his authority was force, however much the fact was disguised.” The Senate proposed to Octavian, the victor of Rome’s civil wars, that he once again assume command of the provinces. The Senate’s proposal was a ratification of Octavian’s extra-constitutional power. Through the Senate, Octavian was able to continue the appearance of a still-functional constitution. Feigning reluctance, he accepted a ten-year responsibility of overseeing provinces that were considered chaotic
Exact Moment that Trump was Impeached for the 2nd Time
Watching history being made on television can be an ‘interesting’ experience. All the news channels covered the process, including Canadian and British ones. The whole world must have held its collective breath until the gavel came down at 4:36 pm EST.
Each day the Sun and Moon move onward around the circular dial, and when an astrologer stops the clock at a specific moment in time, their energies become visible.
Sun Conjunct Pluto
You are more likely to go to extremes than most people because you don’t like to do anything halfway. You want every experience to be complete and intense. For this reason you are more serious than most persons of your age, so you get involved only in activities that seem important.
You are strong-willed and like to get your own way, so you may find it difficult to make compromises with others in order to get along. But that is precisely what you must learn to do; otherwise you will be alone ad cut off from people who won’t want to associate with you. You have a strong desire to be a leader, which you can do quite well, as long as you keep other people’s needs in mind along with your own. You are particularly good at leading others in carrying out an important task. You like to take on ambitious projects that test your abilities.
If someone keeps you from getting what you want, you don’t respond right away. Instead, you carefully look for the best way to get around the obstacles and wait for the best time to act. This kind of planning gives people the impression that you are secretive, which may bother them. In fact you do enjoy being mysterious. You must learn to be a bit more open so that people will trust you. If you insist on being mysterious, people may imagine things about you that aren’t true.
Moon Conjunct Saturn
You may have an unusual ability to control yourself very strictly, to sit on your feelings and make decisions according to reason alone. You can be very objective and see a situation as it really is, uncolored by emotion. Just be sure to take your feelings about matters seriously as well, because they are important.
With this aspect you tend to refuse emotional help from others. You may feel that your own inner feelings are not important because they belong only to you. You have a very “old” idea of self-control and self-discipline. You may also feel that the adults in your life are impatient with your being young, and that is why you try to hold back your feelings. But if you do this, you are mistreating yourself, and you will feel depressed, lonely and unhappy. You should control your feelings somewhat, but you should also express them.
As Usual, It’s All About Trump
While writing out the descriptions of these two aspects, I got the distinct impression that they are describing Donald Trump, and not the House of Representatives and the Congressional men and women. What’s new and what happens now?
Isn’t it obvious that these questions are ‘moot’? Trump will be finished as President #45 on the 20th of January. So he cannot remain in office, no matter which way the eventual vote goes. And it appears that his lawyers will argue that he cannot be convicted because he isn’t President any more. That kind of makes sense at a superficial level.
But the real purpose is more likely to bar him from ever holding public office again.
Interesting mindset from Trump, back in September 2019… Civil War!
Remember the ‘something’s rotten in the state of Denmark’ comment? This image has made the bullsh*t detector jump to its highest paranoid level. What’s this all about?
Listening to all the commentary rhetoric and watching YouTube videos can be too much sometimes, but in order to do research I make sure I’m paying attention to what is going on. David Wilcock’s latest 2.75 hour video, in particular, was a bit of a stretch for me, but what I gleaned is that the ‘insurrection’ on January 6th may have been a cover for the clandestine action of stealing Nancy Pelosi’s laptop computer, some USB sticks and a server. Why would that be even necessary?
The penny finally dropped when I heard that Washington, D.C. was beginning to resemble a war zone. Of course, the riotous crowd was ‘allowed’ to run amok in the Capitol in order to make it imperative that the inauguration of Joe Biden should happen on the 20th without a hitch. Do you see the link?
My wife asked me, when the preparations were being shown on television news reports, “Why are they divulging their plans ahead of time?” Isn’t it obvious?
No wonder the top answer of a Family Feud question ‘Between one and ten, how much do you trust the Government?’ was the number ‘one’. That was shown yesterday on TV.
There is a civil war coming. Let’s hope it is CIVIL.