Astrological Update on Abbott’s Downfall – September 12 >> October 12

September 12, 2015

Next week is the Canning by election and all political commentary is saying that it will be a close one. We have the ex SAS Andrew Hastie with stereotype “Hollywood” macho “good looks”, a Christian with a literal Creationist mindset, against the local ALP candidate Matt Keogh who is a lawyer.

It fits Abbott’s Teabag anti science world view to parachute an SAS officer to represent LNP. Abbott has a thing about all things military and loves playing military dress ups at every opportunity. His language when it moves away from three word slogans is replete with wars, death cults, terrorists and Force. So, Hastie with his SAS background suits Abbott’s needs well. Not the country’s needs – his needs.

This update like the previous one is an Abbott emotional weather forecast. It doesn’t pretend to forecast the Canning by election result but it does look at Abbott’s emotional disposition as shown by the Stars.

Even if you are a dead set rationalist against any symbolic – mythological – archetypal interpretations of the world, it is still interesting to get an alternative perspective on Abbott. I call myself a guerrilla ontologist in Robert Anton Wilson’s meaning of the term. This means I use lots of world descriptors to make sense of the world. I don’t consider one description more real than another – each description suits its particular semantic universe. So, in dealing with the future and future emotional states of people it means a scientific outlook is useless but ancient mantic arts may be of use.

If you’re interested here’s my take on Astrology.

Emotional Weather forecast for Tony Abbott – Prime Minister of Australia

12 September – 12 October, 2015

12 September 2015 

Much is happening astrologically today, 12 September, because there are many signs occurring simultaneously. This points to a developing and evolving change in Abbott’s fate crystallising now and with the Canning by election result next week.


Saturn is in the 2nd house now. This House is associated with resources and possessions. Politically Abbott’s resources reside in the trust people have in him. He feels insecure as his support base undergoes change.

Uranus is in the 7th house now. The 7th House involves partnerships and close relationships. Having Uranus in this House shows that there could be sudden change in close relationships. These relationships in this context are the political ones he has. Having Uranus here points to a building up of support for a spill in the leadership of the LNP.

Pluto is in the 4th house now. Pluto will be in this crucial House for a long time. In fact because Pluto is in this Angle I feel that Abbott will not remain Prime Minister. Old hang-ups and prejudices surface here which are his undoing.

28 September 2015 

Mars conjunct Pluto – Abbott will find it hard to stop compulsive actions that stem from his more base ego energies. These actions could provoke intense power struggles if he unleashes any ruthless ego trips.

10 October 2015

Jupiter is in the 12th house now – this House involves the unconscious and  hidden things. With Jupiter here we may see Abbott’s self- destructive tendencies, deep-seated fears and hidden problems surface. If he can tap into his more compassionate, charitable and unselfish sides of his nature it may help him.

The Calling

August 22, 2015

The possibility that thought was matter and that this equivalence may be divided by a number, made every belief housed in my skull obsolete. Meaning was a promise made on the fact of my existence, so I thought. I knew then I had to seek solitude. Why and what solitude meant was just as an unknown as my new predicament. In this moment recognition crept along my spine. At first it was a tingle, a feather gently stroking my skin. From the small of my back up along the trough following my spine the sensation flowed. A place of warmth emanated from the middle, between my shoulder blades.

My body seemed at ease and receptive to some message. I didn’t know what was recognised, only that a call had registered through my nervous system. Who or what was calling?

It was strange how this new ignorance appeared. The recognition was sensed complete with a set of meanings ascribed to without consent of my mind. Could this new ignorance be old knowledge long forgotten? Deep down, beneathe  layers of thought matter was the hidden destiny. This is what I felt. It didn’t matter whether it was a long forgotten bone buried by some equally long forgotten god, or just an abstraction to humour a sense of self. This hidden destiny pointed in a direction away from thought.

I lit another cigarette and walked over to the window. The sky was clear, the thunder clouds were swept away by the afternoon breeze. What was this call that began to sound in my secret emptiness? “Surely bones don’t shape one’s destiny!” I said aloud. Perhaps destiny was too big a word. My skin felt warmer all over, I closed my eyes and concentrated on an image of a candle flame. This was something I did when I was a kid before falling asleep. I felt the in and out of warm and cool air, breathed through my nostrils. Deep inside my chest, the flame burnt steadily, wax the pulse, relativity the breeze. Gentle candle smoke rose and insinuated itself along fissures and walls of my skull. My feet and hands became an extension of an invisible stranger that uses flesh and bone as a gardener uses a spade.

A snake slithered through sounds in the air. Its presence a mere hiss of silence, a soft scrape against a wall. As I looked down onto my hand resting on the window sill I recognised the snake curled up in gold around my Holy Ghost finger, a ring, a gift from a long lost friend.

“Babylon is burning at the end of your cigarette,” she said. She appeared before me with a pitcher of water in one hand and the other holding a glass. The air around me crackled – static on a phone. She whispered, “Tell me, what is a man? Wind blown dust swirling into a cone of events, swinging to and fro, like a pendulum across the face of his quarter acre block?” By now she had me in her gaze, though I could not see her eyes.

With the effort of a Houdini I replied, “I take refuge in my beliefs…..” I repeat this over and over in my mind, a merry-go -round mantra. The guns of doubt click and explode in Russian roulette timing: silent movies, iceberg expectations, half life relics, pantomime gestures. Bang! Frame by frame, every movement a question mark in human animation, every frame subtitled, ” I think, therefore I am.”. The soundtrack ever repeating “I take refuge in my beliefs”.

She placed the pitcher on the table and took a sip from the half empty glass. “You think that the real, natural heart’s,”  she pointed with her long finger , “that thing pumping in your chest. You are seriously mistaken.” She flicked some hair away from her eyes as she spread the feathers of one of her wings. Each feather had inscriptions that looked alternatively Cyrillic then Chinese with Arabic curves, Hebrew endings and Greek beginnings. All this however was just guess work for in truth I had no idea what was written. For all I knew each feather could have been a letter in this alphabet of feathers and the whole word wing a verb with an unknown subject . Perhaps the split between subject and object wasn’t even in this grammar – I was illiterate in the language of angels. I found myself  mesmerized by the area of her wing immediately to the left of her elbow. The letters or patterns were themselves hieroglyphs, or so I thought. I felt here was a mystery – how could something be itself and yet point to something else for its identity?

“This is not the time to labour the point. The whole three dimensional world presented to your senses five is a total illusion. If you could slow this holographic movie down to nearly zero you would find flesh and blood is one step removed from your real body. This real body which you fail to recognise is imperishable. It’s the same with your mind. You think that you think, that you set the perceptual and then the conceptual parameters, that the images and ideas in that psychological space are yours. They are just as synthetic as your heart.”

She stopped talking and stroked the rim of the glass with her index finger. The low hum coming from the glass punctuated the silence. She began talking again in a slightly louder whisper, “In fact your thinking is the thinking of someone else that has passed through your mind. You are property. Thoughts that cruise and fly by in your mind are visitors and have nothing to do with your volition. They enter, stay and leave, sometimes become squatters on their own accord. The cube of mind, a stage and a corridor, a cage and a peeping Tom show through cracks of vision, sound, smell, taste and sensation .”

Her countenace slowly began to fracture, crumble like a clod of dry clay and become translucent – from a Greetings Card angel to a stained glass living sculpture. Gradually her form shattered into many more countless pieces. She became a mosaic of color merging with the window. Like salt in water she dissolved through the glass and became orange streaked twilight dusk.

A snail slithers across the dome skull of history. Echoes, of prophets wailing, a curling shell. Cochlea. Earth. I heard the calling, (my) intent unknown.

Dear TAFE Colleague

August 21, 2015

It’s great hearing from you.  You asked me how I am so here goes ….

I’m sitting here ruminating about stuff.  Kinda like reviewing a movie, a film called “My Brilliant Career in TAFE”.  It has been 5 years since I left TAFE. In the first year images of TAFE World – faces, encounters, engagements, conversations and meetings kept flashing across my mind.  Scenes  rose like steam from a drying towel in the sun. Rather than in a sequence, my mind made it all appear like one of William Burrough’s cut up stories.

When TAFE got rid of Principals it also got rid of access and equity principles. From a college it became a Corporation. My nervous system became programmed to corporate tunes that had nothing to do with education. TAFE gradually became a health hazard to my hopes, dreams and life. Sure, working there helped pay   the mortgage and bills but  I feel  I am still rehabilitating from the “brilliant career”. After   5 years away I am a lot more relaxed and do not feel the need to “perform” to some KPI. Yes, I remember some of those acronyms.

I am getting to know me again.

I remember how afraid I was to leap into the world of university study. Fear may be too strong a word, but I felt I was going to lose my “mindful” innocence,  that the systemic conditioning of my thinking into the University Academic  Mould, would destroy my individuality – my soul.  Yes, it was my own Blakean song of innocence and experience.  It was my own small town version of Paradise Lost. Whatever I feared at the beginning of university became a tool of remembrance   for my  efforts  to work on myself in the Fourth Way. Fourth Way? Yeah, something I couldn’t talk about with any of you.

That’s the other thing. I wanted to tell you that one of the reasons I had to leave when I did was to ensure I didn’t have my second Saturn Return while still working in TAFE.  If I stayed my life patterns showed it would be a disaster   because I didn’t have the courage to follow my heart. I felt I couldn’t say this to you because you and others in the system would just laugh. Little did any of you know how often I used Astrology and the I Ching to strategize and coordinate projects that won national and state quality  awards. In case you’re interested here’s an example that helped introduce English for Specific Purposes Program in the BHP Workplace. No one knew except me and my muse :-)   This is not the place to explain  Saturn Returns but if you’re interested let me know.

The old Zen images of enlightened Mind  –  “Chop wood, Carry water” and “No Moon, no water” are now hovering around my attitude.  I’m getting something nutritious in just chopping and splitting  logs for our evening fire, painting the new sleeper pine wood pegola and garden boxes with decking oil, planting seeds, cooking, reading and trading at a much more relaxed pace. Ah, trading! Yes, I’m now a Forex Trader. That’s a whole other letter – again, if you’re interested.

I’m reading drafts of many unfinished works and instead of flogging myself with guilt that they exist and NOT finished, I’m just reading them. I’m playing around with ideas and don’t know where it will take me except that I’m enjoying just catching up with my stuff…….catching up with me.

Yes, I know it all sounds narcissistic, and maybe it is,   but I feel  I need to nurture that part of me the Corporate World could not and did not value.

How are you?


Astrological Update on Abbott’s Downfall

August 10, 2015

Predicting the weather within a week is unreliable let alone for a month and impossible for 6 months.  So, to forecast the political downfall of Australia’s Prime Minister in December, 2014 for May – June, 2015 can be seen as a joke and impossible. Especially so using an ancient system, Astrology, which is considered as superstition by majority of people.

By the way, Astrology for me is like weather forecasting. It is forecasting emotional/feeling weather.

How did the forecast go?

I wrote that Abbott will be demoted by end of May, 2015. Well Abbott almost lost his Prime Ministership within that period. There was a vote of non confidence and he was given 6 months to turn things around for the Government. I think that is remarkable because there was no commentator to even consider this vote of no confidence against Abbott as a possibility in December 2014.

How much time allowance can we give to a forecast that by science should be impossible to make using Astrology? If we give a season – 4 months – then the end of May can be stretched to end of September. I’m inclined to think that if Abbott should lose the leadership in any time before the next election, then my forecast isn’t too bad.

I still believe that he won’t be around for the 2016 election, but only time will tell.

However, no matter how close the prediction came to the original end of May, 2015 – it was wrong because Abbott is still Prime Minister.

From now on I will not provide dates of major turning points in Abbott’s leadership (though it is tempting) but I will state the dates in which the stars are showing his emotional weather.

As an experiment I will only delineate the rest of August, 2015 to see how it goes. I will also state the planetary configuration that prompts the interpretation in case there are readers who are familiar with astrological symbolism. It would be great if they could provide some feedback in the commentary section. I could be completely wrong!

I will be looking at September soon because of the Canning by election (on 19 September). A glance at the Abbott transits for September show that he will be in major conflict soon after the by election. However, the August planet movements are interesting.

Emotional Weather Forecast for Tony Abbott – Prime Minister of Australia

August 10 – August 31, 2015

10 August 2015 

Mars is in the 10th:

First day of Parliament sitting without Bronwyn Bishop as Speaker. Mars is in the 10th house now – the house of career and social status. Mars is stimulating Abbott’s ambitions and if his vanity and arrogance are unrestrained, conflicts could arise for him.He feels he has to work for recognition as a good leader.

Saturn is in the 2nd:

This is not the time for Abbott to base his sense of security on what he has gained recently.

Uranus is in the 7th:

We may not see this because it is deeply personal but there is a sudden change in his close relationships – especially within his marriage. There is estrangement in his marriage and forces are pushing for a divorce that cannot be while he is still Prime Minister.

Pluto is in the 4th:

This placement is one of the key reasons why I believe that Abbott will fall. Its influence is not just for a day but it is reaching its climax now. Its influence will linger on for quite awhile – up to next election.

This placement is a powerful influence so there is an expectation of  sweeping and fundamental changes in domestic and psychological matters. Abbott may revert back to his old obsessive negative sloganeering.

13 August 2015

Mars square Neptune:

He will have feelings of malice and discouragement, or the desire to take evasive action. His vitality is low and he may resort to drinking more alcohol than he normally does to cope.

21 August 2015

Jupiter conjunct Pluto:

The dominant issue signified by this transit (which occurs only once every 12 years) is the use and/or abuse of power.

Abbott will feel more compelled than usual to strive for control and recognition as Leader. He will feel a culmination in all his efforts – especially the last 6 months – for this recognition and be rewarded with a stable and secure hold of the Leadership.

Pluto transits are very karmic in nature. We may witness everything he flung at Gillard boomerang onto him. His instincts for survival are heightened and he may just survive the karma hitting him.

Abbott will have an overpowering desire to achieve security in his position as Prime Minister, so much so he may become restless and challenge his own side to test his power.

For his own sense of peace he would be better off throwing himself into some major policy changes because this energy can easily turn negative for him and he can find himself being aggressive against his own people.

The best way to express this transit is to turn the energy on himself and remake himself – if he can.

25 August 2015

Mars is in the 11th:

Group activities and co-operative efforts are the best way for Abbott to  achieve his goals. He must avoid allowing his ego to attempt to dominate others. I doubt that he can do this.

27 August 2015

Mars square Sun:

He is alert to any challenge, and ready to fight. He has to avoid irritations and anger for him to remain confident.

Mars conjunct Uranus:

This phase can be upsetting. We may see strange behaviour and sudden events disrupt Government activities. There is an element of danger during these days.

29 August 2015

Mars trine Saturn:

Abbott has the energy to tackle a difficult, exacting job now. His colleagues in Government  may reward sacrifice and accomplishment. Activities are favourably structured.


Tony Abbott and the Time Line of His Downfall

December 24, 2014
“If there is dust on our lens, we see dark spots in the heavens.” Carlos SuaresAbboch Murdott pix text

Like many of you I am dismayed, disappointed and apprehensive about what  this reactionary Abbott government is doing to Australia. As many of you have noticed, Abbott is showing characteristics of a “sociopath” . His lying is not just a one off, it’s constant and he lies about his lying.

I was curious to see what the Stars have to say about this man and the period he and we are passing through.

If you just want a summary of my findings here it is – Tony Abbott’s charts indicate he will not be Prime Minister earliest March 8, 2015 and latest by the end of May, 2015.  The process of his down fall is now in play and unless he changes fundamentally his psychology, he will either lose the Leadership by a spill or there will be a Double Dissolution.

I’m assuming that most readers don’t have much knowledge of Astrology and how its symbolism works.  I won’t try to explain its symbolic processes, you can do your own research because it’s far too big to cover in one little post. However, I will try to show a little of how my conclusions have come about because without it my analysis will not make sense.

I recommend you read the following posts in my blog to get an idea of where I’m coming from with all this Astrology stuff before you read this analysis. You may be surprised.

Guerilla Ontology


To assist you, check this table out. It shows the signs and their names so I don’t have to show each symbol every time I mention it.  I am trying to interpret an astrological view point to those who are not literate in star language. For the purposes of this post all you have to do, if you are not familiar with astrological symbolism, is look at the charts and refer to the tables below to know what symbol and position they represent.

For ease, the Moon and Pluto are both called planets. Below the Table is Tony Abbott’s Transit Chart for December 8, 2014.

Planets Signs Labels

Above : Table of Signs

abbott transits 8 dec 2014

Above : This is Tony Abbott’s chart with the planets passing over on 8 December, 2014 outside the circle.

The first thing that strikes you is that Abbott  is a Scorpio. This is important because he is the first Scorpio PM of Australia since Federation.

Some background info on Horoscopes, Transits and Angles

By looking at the position of planets passing over the birth chart, astrology reveals feelings engendered by the relationship between the planets and their position. The angles between them and their position in the chart speak. It is a language. It’s kind of geometrical / numerological in nature. Forget science, there’s no science to this – it is structured guessing using faint star signals from the symbols. It is always an approximation, a walk in the dark.

When one draws up an Astrological chart (horoscope) the birthdate and time is crucial. Of all the symbolic points of a horoscope the Angles pictured below as 1) 2) 3) 4) are the most important because they are derived from the exact time and place of a person’s birth. Abbott was born in London at 4 AM.

The Angles make the scaffolding of a person’s life. Point 4) is the Ascendant (called the First House) and shows what is rising on the eastern horizon, the Descendant Point 2) (called the Seventh House) what is setting on the western horizon. Point 1) the Midheaven (Tenth House), or MH shows the highest point the Sun reaches at noon and Point 3) the Immum Coeli (Fourth House) or IC, shows the lowest point the Sun reaches under the Earth around midnight.

abbott transits 8 dec 2014 with angles circled & arrow to Asc copy

The chart above shows Tony Abbott’s Horoscope in the centre and outside the circle are the planets’ positions at the time of reading – December 8, 2014. These are called the Transits. The blue circles show the important points of the chart.

The horoscope is a snapshot of where the stars and planets were at the moment of your birth. Astronomically it is objective. Astrology brings in qualities and values that have nothing to do with the external planets except the correlation of timing. As we know, the stars and planets move as the Earth moves. Nothing stands still.

As the planets move overhead they pass over us and our horoscope, touching the original symbolic points of the chart. These are called “transits”. The inner planets are  Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, with the Moon orbiting the Earth. The outer planets are Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The inner planets move quite fast compared to the outer planets so they touch the 4 Angles more often than the outer. Their touch is light and while they may shake the structure of astrological identity they do not change the structure. Saturn has the biggest impact of the inner planets and orbits the Sun in about 28 years. However, when one of the outer planets passes over the Angles your life changes. The “architecture” of your life changes.

planets orbits time

Uranus takes 84 years to orbit the Sun. If we live to the age of 84 we will experience a Uranus transit over all the Angles – once every 21 years. Neptune (165 years) and Pluto (248 years) being far slower means their transits over the Angles are much rarer and so, much deeper and more far reaching. Dividing those orbital years by 4 we get Neptune passing over an Angle every 41.25 years, Pluto – 62 years. You won’t experience a transit of these two planets over more than 2 Angles in your lifetime.

The short interpretation for these transits:

Uranus brings freedom, enlightenment, autonomy and shocks “out of the blue”

Neptune brings confusion, idealism and a spiritual immersion,

Pluto brings crisis, psychological insight, transformation and intensity.

However, these influences are much nuanced and are naturally modified by the sign the transiting planet is in during the course of the transit. With Uranus and Neptune having just changed sign (to Aries and Pisces respectively), and the comparatively recent arrival of Pluto in Capricorn, the outer planet transits to the four angles will be subtly different to how they were a few years back.

Now let’s look at Tony Abbott’s Transits happening NOW.

We will see Pluto is not only shaking the Prime Minister’s House but rattling it big time. There’s the chance for him to transform and shape shift into a more empathic Leader and thus save his government from oblivion. Or, he can remain stuck in his habitual ways and watch the Liberals sink. This is the tension, the drama of what is happening to him now and over the next 6 months or so. All the signs are pointing to Abbott losing the Prime Ministership by May, 2015. There could be a leadership spill or a Double Dissolution Election called. Either way, Abbott won’t be PM.

abbott transits 8 dec 2014 with arrow Mars opp MH

Abbott has Pluto passing over the IC Angle (3) and it is opposite the Mid Heaven Angle (1)

Pluto oppose Midheaven: 24/11/2014 

The G20 Conference was on 15 – 16 November, 2014. Australia and the world saw how myopic and small minded Tony Abbott is when he complained about the difficulties he had in getting his GP Tax through and deregulating university fees. One week later Pluto opposed his Mid Heaven exactly. So it was approaching his Mid Heaven for about 3 months and will still be felt intensely for another 3 months.

This once-in-a-lifetime transit is a time of profound psychological change, and his inner transformation will be reflected in his outer life.  The changes that are taking place around him (in whatever form) can be good ones, and more painless if he doesn’t resist.  However, it doesn’t look like he will go with the flow. His stubbornness and crusader mentality to impose change for ideological reasons is apparent to all. He is failing to turn inwards and seek inner guidance.

Changes are likely in both his domestic life and his political life. The need for change will not go away and he has to deal with them directly. Poor Margie will have to put up with a fake relationship as long as Tony is PM because it is not a good look for a Catholic PM to leave his wife. There are major upheavals occurring right now and there is damage but he has to keep up appearances.

Abbott knows he has to restructure his whole political vision but because of  power struggles and intrigues he can’t or won’t. The recent reshuffle was just a band aid and he knows it. This transit shows there is going to be some drastic and irrevocable changes in his political environment. Indeed, it looks like Climate Change will impose itself as an important factor in his political troubles over the next few months.

Immum Coeli  (IC) Point 3)

Pluto is moving through the 4th House pointing to Abbott losing the Leadership (among other Astrological indications) before an election because this House is known as the House of Endings.

Abbott trans IC cut

 Since Abbott has Capricorn in his IC he is familiar with his stamp of authority and control, with assumed  heavy responsibilities for people dependent on him. This is so for both his family and now his broader  “family” the Government. However, this familiarity can also lead to inflexibility in mindset and behavior. The arrival of Pluto here cracks open this veneer of control and loosens the rigidity either by his own inner transformation or by his losing the Leadership. It looks like he is too stuck in his ways to  transform so he will be forced out. The positive outcome of this for Abbott is he will be free to grow  emotionally and to seek new ways of being.

Uranus Opposite Ascendant and Conjunct Descendant


abbott transits 8 dec 2014 with arrow Uranus opp Asc

Wherever Uranus transits, that is where it is time for people  to “update”  attitudes and behaviors. Abbott was a powerful and negative Opposition Leader but now that he is Prime Minister he has to throw away that mindset and lead not oppose. He even carries his opposition attitude towards the Australian people. The Descendant is his relationships with others. He does not see the need to deliberately change his manner of being  and thus act to change both his inner and outer behaviour. Uranus on his Descendant and opposite his Ascendant will maneuver him into situations that will blow up in his face forcing him to change. His rigidity is such that he cannot adapt so we will see him blow up his Prime Ministership.

With a Uranus transit it is to “expect the unexpected” – so anything can happen and in this context it has to do with his relationship with the Australian people and his immediate family. He has to be flexible and alive to change so as to adapt. It remains to be seen if he has the ability to do this.

Other Planets and a Time Line of Abbott’s Downfall.

As the planets move there are more angular relationships occurring between them. Since we know where the planets will be we can see the symbolism implicit in their position. So, looking towards the future we see many dark clouds ahead for Abbott’s hold on power.

January, 2015

Saturn square Pluto: 14/01/2015 

Square means 90 degrees between planets. In this case we have 90 degrees between Saturn and Pluto. A Square, along with an Opposition is a “hard” angle and points to difficulties. Saturn is the ruling planet of Capricorn and for Abbott, the IC is Capricorn which is being contacted by Pluto. So, for him Saturn having a 90 degree nagular relationship with Pluto is very dire.

It shows a time of repeated obstacles and frustration.  It shows his fellow politicians and co-workers in his Cabinet are purposefully preventing him from satisfying his ambitions. It shows that he has to change strategies drastically or he will face losing the Leadership. During this period between now and May he will be frustrated and feel like striking back at the forces against him but he can’t because he has to appear as if nothing is happening – that all is well.

He will be forced to change and “restructure” the political situation but it will be to no avail because his power is being torn down from within his own party. If he resists he may find himself in even more difficult circumstances with major conflicts that may include legal problems, accusations of corruption and dishonesty.

This aspect will return again on 17 May, 2015 where it will finally signify Abbott’s downfall.

Mars oppose Pluto: 15/01/2015

We will see ethics and morals fly out the window if his  efforts to change things meet resistance. We will also see his sociopathic  selfish disregard for others come into view.

Mars trine Neptune: 16/01/2015 

Around this time we may see a compromise on the GP Tax.

Mars square Saturn: 29/01/2015 

Abbott will have frustrated anger and his colleagues blocking actions will lead him to the desire to smash something. He probably won’t but he will lack patience and attention to detail.

March, 2015

Mars is in the 7th: 4/03/2015 

The earlier issues with having Uranus on the Descendant and opposite the Ascendant now become magnified because Mars is in the area. Whatever partnerships Abbott has may suffer from ego conflicts and his adversaries will be applying more challenging pressure on him with momentary confrontations.

Mars square Midheaven: 8/03/2015

Because Mars is on the Descendant it means that it is square (90 degrees) to the Mid Heaven. The aggressive energy within Abbott can get him into conflict with others, especially those in his Cabinet. Problems may crop up in the domestic area as well.

April, 2015

Mars oppose Neptune: 4/04/2015 

This phase may be overwhelming  if a situation is stressful and demanding. His energy and confidence are low.

Mars is in the 8th: 6/04/2015

Mars is in the 8th house now, where it may cause ego conflicts concerning the Budget. This may bring the beginning of the end of Abbott’s fall.

Mars oppose Sun: 16/04/2015 

Abbott’s sense of self and his need to survive politically are tested. Angry confrontations are possible. Buried resentment could surface suddenly.

Mars square Uranus: 16/04/2015 

This is potentially an accident phase when restrictions promote impulsive actions. Abbott should expect the unexpected.

Mars oppose Mercury: 26/04/2015 

Abbott’s ideas and plans may be challenged, causing harsh words and irritation.

May, 2015

Uranus oppose Jupiter: 13/05/2015 

This transit occurs only once in each 84-year cycle of Uranus and is a time to proceed with caution. Abbott will  likely be  presented with many challenges now; he won’t have to seek them out.  Sudden changes will occur which will require his immediate action.

Sudden gains or losses are possible at this time.

He should resist the temptation to be overly optimistic.  The promises he makes may not be as easy to keep as he thinks. He may encounter conflicts regarding travel allowances, lawsuits and overall taxes.

There is also the possibility that things will be set in motion to oust Abbott from the leadership.

Mars square Pluto: 15/05/2015 

Anger, frustration and any chances of winning are poor for Abbott with this transit and with all the other factors considered together.

Saturn square Pluto: 17/05/2015 

This transit occurred in January 16, 2015 and now it is back again. Around this date the downfall will happen.

Mars oppose Saturn: 30/05/2015 

Abbott will feel deprived and at a loss. By this time he would have well and trulty been ousted from the leadership of LNP and not be Prime Minister.


My astrological analysis of Abbott’s Transits show that if he cannot shift his attitude he won’t be Prime Minister by the end of May, 2015. I’ve looked at other astrological modes trying to gain an insight into what the future holds for our Prime Minister. One method called Solar Returns also paints a rather negative outlook for Abbott’s leadership. As does the Solar Arc.  I thought it wouldn’t add much more if I included the extra data and interpretations.

Obviously I cannot be certain that my interpretation is correct or even if this whole exercise is not merely a fantasy that has kept me occupied for its duration. I am certain that it has been worth while doing it just to see what happens. It will be interesting to see what pans out over the next 6 months.

 Double Dissolution PollThis Poll was conducted in the Age around 6 July, 2014.

Photo Sparks Along a Country Road

December 31, 2013


“When you walk across the fields with your mind pure and holy, then from all the stones, and all growing things, and all animals, the sparks of their soul come out and cling to you, and then they are purified and become a holy fire in you.”

Hasidic Saying

I walk daily along a country road that runs parallel to a river after a bend.  I’ve just bought a second hand Pentax K-r camera and since this is the first time I’ve owned a “proper” camera I’d take it on my daily walk.  I’m especially enthralled by the close up macro capacity of this camera which opened another level of looking and seeing in my walk.

So every photo here is taken as I walk along my country road- except the pictures of Buddha, Jesus and Rumi :-)

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While walking I try to be aware of myself  by focussing on sensations of my feet touching the ground, the flies landing on my skin, the breeze touching my face and bare arms while attending to my breath. I often say hello to the cows and bulls if they’re nearby. I even try my version of cow talk by bellowing out loudly MMMOOOO!! They just look at me, don’t reply and often just run away.


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It’s my attempt of walking meditation – an extension of Buddha’s suggestion:

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“When walking, the practitioner is aware, ‘I am walking’; when standing, is aware, ‘I am standing’; when sitting, is aware, ‘I am sitting’; when lying down, is aware, ‘I am lying down.’ In whatever position one’s body happens to be, one is aware of the position of the body. When one is going forward or backward, one applies one’s full awareness to one’s going forward or backward. When one looks in front or looks behind, bends down or stands up, one also applies full awareness to what one is doing. One applies full awareness to wearing the robe or carrying the alms bowl. When one eats or drinks, chews or savors the food, one applies full awareness to all this. When passing excrement or urinating, one applies full awareness to this. When one walks, stands, lies down, sleeps or wakes up, speaks or is silent, one shines his awareness on all this.” So said the Buddha.



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While walking I’m also aware of the chattering monkey mind climbing and swinging on mental vines in my skull. To calm the monkey and to see the chattering thoughts as clouds passing by I recite a mantra.  This mantra is the Trisagion chant I learnt in the Orthodox Church as a child. It is an ancient Christian prayer believed  to be an expansion of the angelic cry recorded in Revelation 4:8 :

The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:

“Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty,
Who was and is and is to come!”

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Ἅγιος ὁ Θεός, Ἅγιος ἰσχυρός, Ἅγιος ἀθάνατος, ἐλέησον ἡμᾶς.

   Agios o Theos, Agios ischyros, Agios athanatos, eleison imas.

Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us.


I inwardly chant this in Greek while watching my breath.

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The words of the Trisagion are enhanced by the beautiful tune of the chant. You can hear a version of this chant here

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I also love the quote below from Rumi, the great Islamic scholar and mystic, founder of the Whirling Dervishes:

I Walk Daily 8  “I searched for God among the Christians and on the Cross and therein I found Him not.
I went into the ancient temples of idolatry; no trace of Him was there.
I entered the mountain cave of Hira and then went as far as Qandhar but God I found not.
With set purpose I fared to the summit of Mount Caucasus and found there only ‘anqa’s habitation.
Then I directed my search to the Kaaba, the resort of old and young; God was not there even.
Turning to philosophy I inquired about him from ibn Sina but found Him not within his range.
I fared then to the scene of the Prophet’s experience of a great divine manifestation only a “two bow-lengths’ distance from him” but God was not there even in that exalted court.
Finally, I looked into my own heart and there I saw Him; He was nowhere else.”



If everything is in tune and there descends a silence within which may only last as long as a breath cycle or a few seconds then the words of this Hasidic saying come alive for a nano moment:

“When you walk across the fields with your mind pure and holy, then from all the stones, and all growing things, and all animals, the sparks of their soul come out and cling to you, and then they are purified and become a holy fire in you.”

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At the end of the bamboo grove I always eat fruit in season – winter an orange or mandarine – home grown, and in summer  stone fruit – peach, plum or apricot. I relish the taste, feeling the life force zing of fresh fruit as I look across the river to the mountains in the distance. At times a pelican may fly overhead or a hawk dive down to the field. Always there are ducks gliding over the river’s surface.

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After eating the fruit, I take three deep breaths and now aloud, chant the Trisagion followed by the Lord’s Prayer said in the original Greek.

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The only beings who hear me are the flowers and trees nearby, birds nesting, insects buzzing around, lizards near my feet scurrying away and the river and breeze. I ponder on the meaning of this prayer amongst the “lilies of the field”. I wonder why the word translated as “daily”, the Greek word “epiousion” is a huge mystery because the only time it is used in Greek is in this prayer and no one knows what it means! Here we have a set of words memorised by millions and millions with a hidden mystery word – “epiousion”. I like to think that the “bread” the prayer is referring to is the “sparks of the soul of things”.

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I keep walking trying to be present, trying to be in the moment all the way back home. Once at home I try to re-member the tiny moments of awareness that sparked across my synapses and along the river’s edge.

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The Australian Election – An Astrological Forecast

August 27, 2013

The forecast below was made on 27 August, 2013.  It was wrong about who will be PM but psychologically was kinda correct. When Rudd accepted defeat he was surprisingly “happy” as the chart showed about his emotions on the night. Abbott may well have experienced a jolt when he recognised his win carried the weight of responsibility of Prime Ministership.

Regardless, I was wrong in my prediction  and I’ve learnt something. One of the things the exercise of drawing up the charts did was it gave me hope for a week. It was also a great mental/emotional exercise in that the process allowed an objectification of feelings and thoughts, so allowed me to be more detached. If the result is seen as a secondary consideration and the process, the means of arriving at the result, is primary then the exercise was a success. This is by no means a rationalisation of getting the wrong result. It is a statement of fact. As the saying goes, it is the journey not arriving at the destination that is the fun part. This is true of astrologising.

Will I do it again? Yes, for all the reasons I stated above. It was an interesting exercise in ordering my feelings, intuitions and thoughts about the Australian Election, 2013.


The chances of accurately predicting an election by pollsters and journalists are pretty dismal. In the USA most media predicted a Romney win and we know what happened. If I toss a coin, there’s a 50:50 chance of being right. That’s not bad compared to some political commentators’ predictions.

Last year I came across an interesting article  that said nearly 80% of astrologers who attempted, accurately predicted the 2012 USA Election outcome at least 3 months and one 26 years before hand! In his 1976 book “The Astrological Chart of the United States, from 1776 to 2141” Gar Osten  wrote that the year 2012 would see the “re-election of the incumbent president”.

Intrigued I looked further into it because an 80% correct result is not bad considering most mainstream media had written Obama off before the election. A prediction 26 years beforehand is mind blowing.

I looked into each of the astrologers’ forecasting methods and predictive techniques. I wanted to filter out all approaches that were foreign to my approach and/or would require a level of expertise I didn’t have. By the end of this looking I found one I could adapt to my approach.

It was the simplest.

Now, I’m aware that most of you reading this have a critical and sceptical view on Astrology.

For this reason, I’ve wracked my brains over how to structure what I want to say about the coming election because I use Astrology as a tool for understanding life. If I wasn’t using this tool to make sense of current political atmospherics and wrote an opinion piece instead, I’d have no worries because it would have no entrails. Why am I concerned with entrails? Because people say Astrology is like entrail reading and by saying so, throw an Art that works with Time into the recycle bin.

The stars and planets I’m concerned with are archetypal forces, mytho-poetic currents within humanity. Astrology for me is a means of exploring the edges of rational thought as it touches the unknown. The  horoscope is  like a semi permeable membrane, it can suspend the ordinary associative processes of the mind and allow a different kind of attention to manifest. This attention, striking off from the symbolic elements of the horoscope gives a different kind of mind environment. Psychologists call it imagination.

Sometimes, in flickering moments it can be vision. A “vision – feeling” into another world that is holographic in structure, energetic and alive. In these rare glimpses, a human and the universe are seen as the same organism. As above so below, Hermes Trismegistus says. A different  relationship exists between things – or at least that is what appears when astrological Sun glasses are worn.

I’m reminded of a Zen saying, “Don’t look at the finger pointing to the Moon, look at the Moon.”

All this astrological stuff is just a pointing finger.

This is not the place to argue the case for this ancient Art. If you are interested in how I perceive Astrology please click on these links on my blog.

An Experiment With Astrology and the I Ching 


An Astrological Turning 

I recommend if you want to know more about astrological symbolism as used here visit Wikipedia’s Horoscope . At times I will link other keywords to brief you.

Here goes – if my prediction is wrong, blame it on my reading, not the stars.

“If there is dust on our lens, we see dark spots in the heavens.” Carlos Suares

Astrology has a method that forecasts “background” emotional weather of people for a certain time and place. By looking at the position of planets passing over the birth chart, astrology reveals the feelings engendered by the relationship between the planets and their position. The angles between them and their position in the chart speak. It is a language. It’s kind of geometrical / numerological in nature. Forget science, there’s no science to this – it is structured guessing using faint star signals from the symbols. It is always an approximation, a walk into the dark.

 There’s no question that becoming Prime Minister would make either Rudd or Abbott smile, if not dance. Losing would be devastating and a stiff upper lip not enough to hide it.

How will Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott “FEEL” at 6 PM  September 7, 2013? I assume by then Australia would know who won the election, unless it’s a hung parliament.

Who will be happy and focussed, looking forward to leading this country as PM? Kevin or Tony?

Who will be shocked by losing and wondering what went wrong? Tony or Kevin?

Who will be happy?

Who will be sad?

Who will be Prime Minister?

The method I’m using shows what feelings / energies are present in the charts of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition at 6PM September 7, 2013.

The chart with the best “feel good” vibe is the winner. The prize being government.

Some interesting information:

This will be the 5th Federal Election held in September (1914, 1934, 1940 & 1946)

The 1914 vote is the only September election to have seen an incumbent government defeated.

There has not been a Scorpio Prime Minister elected in Australia since Federation.

That last bit is important because Tony Abbott is a Scorpio. Kevin Rudd is a Virgo.


 Kevin Rudd will be PM with either a Labor majority or a hung parliament.

How did I come to this conclusion?

 Please look at table below which shows what each sign/symbol represents so I don’t have to show each symbol every time I mention it. I am trying to interpret an astrological view point to those who are not literate in star language. For the purposes of this post all you have to do, if you are not familiar with astrological symbolism, is look at the charts and refer to the tables below to know what symbol and position they represent.

 Blog Prediction Zodiac Planets

Kevin Rudd’s Transits Chart for 7 September, 2013 at 6.00PM

Blog Prediction Rudd Transits 7 Sept 2013

Above, in the centre is Kevin Rudd’s Birth Chart and the positions of the transiting planets on the outside. It shows the planets’ positions on September 7 over the planets’ positions at the time of Rudd’s birth – the transits. The planets are always moving and when transiting planets “touch” sensitive points on the birth chart, stuff happens. (Planets in Astrology)

 Rudd’s chart shows the transiting Sun  in a section of the chart where mind expansion and open feelings predominate – philosophy, higher learning, travel are among the many meanings elicited by the Sun in that section – called the ninth House. (Houses in Astrology) Also here, there is a focus on communications – with people face to face and through media (transit Mercury over Sun).

I would call the feelings shown as positive, happy, calm and confident.

Notice the crescent shaped symbol of the Moon outside the circle is very close to the line separating the 9th and 10th House. Beneathe the Moon  is Jupiter and both are near the line. This line is the Midheaven, one of the 4 most powerful positions – the Angles of a chart. It is at the top of the chart and is the most public point. It relates to social standing and reputation. It represents our public face and our overall sense of responsibility and standing in our society.

It is in this context, the Prime Ministership of our country.

The feelings shown with the various combinations of the Moon, Jupiter and the Mid Heaven line include strong rapport with people and a deep intuitive understanding between them and Rudd. I think it will have something to do with the cutbacks Abbott plans to make along with the inequitable PPL. The planetary combinations also show that Rudd will be able to feel out the mood of the people so that he appeals to their deepest emotional concerns.

Having the Moon in the 10th House is also good for public relations.

Along with the planets nearby, Jupiter has Uranus opposite it at the bottom of the chart. Uranus is the planet of freedom and release. This combination shows there is a deep transformation happening in Rudd’s subconscious. His whole experience of the world will be quite different after this transit. The chart shows that he will feel liberated and vindicated.

He will be mentally sharp and alert because transit Mercury  is conjunct Sun in the 9th House. He will be very conscious of his purpose in leading Labor, and it enables him  to express that purpose clearly to others. His expression will be vigorous and impressive.

Along with this he has tremendous intellectual and mental energy conferred by transit Mercury conjunct Mars. This means that Rudd will feel he is able to work with his mind much longer than usual and accomplish quite a bit. This will give him more confidence about leading Australia as PM.

Kevin Rudd’s chart at the close of the election shows very positive feelings and thus has “feel good” vibes.

This points to a win.

Tony Abbott’s  Transits Chart for 7 September, 2013 at 6.00PM

Blog Prediction Abbott Transits 7 Sept 2013

Abbott’s chart shows the Sun in the 8th House. When this transit happens (it lasts about a month every year) there is significant psychological adjustment and transformation. Traditionally this is the House of Death, meaning Endings of things. In this context it means a death of some aspect of himself. On a more material level there is great concern about resources and finances. I believe it shows the end of his aspiration to be Prime Minister.

It is not a happy place to be so I would say this planetary combination has a  “bad feel” vibe.

It is not all bad because he has a good aspect /angle (sextile 60 deg) between the transit Sun and the Sun of his birth chart. This shows an integration of his energies and that he will be able to work effectively with others.

Abbott also has a good angle (trine 120 deg) between transit Jupiter and the Sun which shows he will be calm and confident and feeling he can do anything. He will also be able to see events clearly and plan well.

This is definitely a “good feel” vibe.

Note that the angle between Jupiter and the Sun is not as strong as a conjuction where the planets are on top of each other. All the strong “good vibe” points in Rudd’s chart are conjunctions.

Transit Moon directly opposite his birth chart Moon shows powerful emotions making it difficult for him to see any point of view other than his own. Strong potential for disagreement because he will feel his own interests and desires are opposed to others. This feeling may have something to do with losing election.

This is a “bad feel” vibe.

Transit Mars makes a conjunction with Uranus of Abbott’s birth chart. No other transit is more conducive than this one to sudden upsets, rash behaviour and surprising incidents. This will be the shock in finding he has lost the unloseable election.

This is a very “bad feel” vibe.

However, the transit of Saturn conjunct the Sun is what clinches my forecast that Abbott will lose the election. The energy of Saturn holds back the energy of the Sun. Saturn confines and restricts it so that he feels limited to do only certain things. Abbott will feel thwarted and his vision of becoming Prime Minister is now confined to the bin of history.

This also is a very “bad feel” vibe.

When you weigh both Astrological charts from the point of view of  being “happy” it is obvious that Kevin Rudd has the Prime Ministership.

I can only see two possibilities from the above – Kevin Rudd becomes Prime Minister with a Labor majority or in a hung parliament. Whichever – the next Prime Minister will be Kevin Rudd.


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