Denial of Racism is Racism.

March 9, 2017

Below is a recent twitter thread talking about bullying and racism. I remembered an incident when I was a teenager walking with my mother from Redfern Station, Sydney to our place. Three Anglo guys stood in front of us and one yelled, “This is what YOU are!”  He rasped his throat and spat a huge glob of green mucus onto the footpath, just missing my mother’s shoe, “THIS! you big fat wogs!” he pointed to the glob. They laughed. My heart skipped a beat, my fists clenched by my side. My mother, looked forward and whispered in Greek, “Ignore them, keep walking.”

Ignore them? Smash the guy’s face into the ground, rub his nose into the green glob, and if there was any dog shit around, rub his face into that too. That’s what was ricocheting in my skull. I kept walking and saw my mother clutching her gold cross near her throat.

Attacking me with racist crap was all part of living in Redfern in those days. But attacking my mother in front of me was another thing. I knew these dicks, my gang knew them and we would get revenge. Our gang was wog only with two Aboriginal kids and we got back at them for the greeny and other crap they did to us. That’s another story.

Someone else told us about her father being hit with a molotov greeny through a car window. Others joined the thread.

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I then remembered what happened to me as a TAFE teacher and tweeted:

Twitter Insidious Racism

I promised I’d write about it – and here it is.

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I’m not going to use peoples’ real names nor the real region and campus. I’m protecting the guilty because, who knows, they may have changed and feel some remorse. Also, I don’t want to tar a region and a college with the same racist brush because they weren’t all racists. Everything is true except the names.

It was 1988, the Bicentennial of the White Invasion. I was transferred from an inner Sydney TAFE college to a regional college beyond the Great Dividing Range. My friends knew me as an inner city rat because that’s all I lived. Migrants moved to the slums because it was cheap and close to the factory work in the 1950’s and 60’s. For me, anything beyond Liverpool was the Bush. Sure travel through the Bush but not live in it. Snippets of the film “Wake in Fright” bobbed in my mind. An Aussified Duelling Banjos soundtrack played in the background of what I thought it will be like in my new place.

I had no choice but to take this transfer as an English Literature / Communications teacher. My English as a Second Language qualifications were not going to be of any use there. We couldn’t afford the rent in inner Sydney on one wage for a house big enough for me, my wife and five kids.

Upon arrival at my new college I was told the whole region had been waiting for a suitably qualified teacher of English/Communications for over five years. Now they had one.

It was my first ever class in a country college, an initiation into the rural classroom. It was an English class in the Certificate of General Education, TAFE’s equivalent to the NSW School Certificate for those seeking a second chance.

After introducing myself and greeting the class of 15 students I wrote my name on the board. While my back was turned I heard some muttering. When I turned to face the class two students in their early twenties, boy and girl stood up. The guy says, “I’m not having a fucking wog teach me English!”

Before I could reply he and his girlfriend ran out of the class. The other students laughed. I told them I’d be back soon. I saw the two students run down the corridor in the direction of my Head Teacher’s office. I caught up with them as my Head Teacher, Mr Turnip, greeted them.

I said, “Right, you two are not allowed back in my class unless you apologise in front of the class.”

The girl started to cry and the guy stared at me. Mr Turnip put his arm around the girl’s shoulder and said,”Look, just go outside for a while. I’ll handle this.” They walked away with the guy turning his head in my direction smirking.

Mr Turnip asked what happened and I told him. He replied, “But you know Stavros, it IS a bit strange having someone like you teach English.”

I couldn’t believe my ears. From a distance, I  heard faint banjos playing. I replied, “Do you realise what you’re saying? I’m a fully qualified English teacher with an Honours degree in English Literature from Sydney University and a Diploma of Education from the same place. Why is it strange?” I hated telling him my quals and feeling defensive.

He said, “Well, because, you know, you’re not the usual type of person to teach English.”

“Be careful Mr Turnip because you are defending racial harassment.”

Denial of Racism is Racism

“Oh! Come off the grass. What those kids did was not racist. They can’t help being surprised that you are their English teacher.They’re disadvantaged and not used to seeing people like you. Show some compassion.” He folded his arms, ” You take those students back into your class.”

“Sure, they can return as long as they apologise in front of the whole class. They have to do this, otherwise I’ll be a laughing stock to the rest of the class and others will attack me with their racist bull shit.”

“No, you will take them back regardless of an apology. I’m directing you as your Head Teacher.”

“No, I refuse to accept them without an apology and I’m giving you notice I think this whole episode and your attitude is harassment.”

I turned away from him and returned to the class. I never saw the two students again.

I didn’t put in a formal complaint against Mr Turnip. It didn’t seem right in the first week of my teaching in a new college. Needless to say the vibes were tense.  My duties included teaching Higher School Certificate, Certificate of General Education English and Communications classes for vocational courses. There was such a need for my services I had plenty of overtime.

A department from Head Office, Sydney called me. They officiated over the Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) – a course that prepares students for university study. They told me the Aboriginal community needed  a suitably qualified teacher to both teach and coordinate a pilot program. The local community had been waiting for years for this program. It had never been conducted before in NSW and it was now possible to happen because I had arrived. Wow! I grabbed this opportunity with my arms, legs, heart and brain. It was 1988, the Bicentennial of White Invasion – what an honour to implement this pilot program and to have an opportunity to teach an all Aboriginal class.

Yothu Yindi replaced Duelling Banjos in my heart.

Head Office warned me that there would be many obstacles to overcome to make it happen. As far as I was concerned, like the Blues Brothers, I was on a MISSION FROM GOD!

It’s another story for another time about the travails in getting this course off the ground and the joy of working in it.

Teaching and coordinating this course required me to travel 120 kms there and back to the small college twice a week. I heard there were other teachers who travelled even further to teach in colleges in rural sectors so my travelling was nothing.

One day, after returning from the special Aboriginal program I was called to the Head Teacher’s office for a meeting. Mr Turnip was replaced temporarily because he was promoted for a semester as Deputy Principal. My new acting Head Teacher, Ms String O’Pearls was also the Head Teacher of Adult Basic Education and she felt she could look after two sections for a semester.

There was no smile on her face when I entered the office and sat opposite her. Ms String O’Pearls asked me how I was finding working there. I told her it was OK and a bit of a culture shock for me. I also said I loved teaching the Tertiary Preparation Certificate even though I had to travel a fair distance to do so.

She didn’t smile, there was no spark of life – she just touched her pearls with the tips of her fingers. She said, “I’ve called you for this meeting because there’s been a complaint.”

“A complaint? About me?”

“Yes, well, not a specific complaint just a general statement that you don’t quite fit in here.”

I was aghast. “Don’t fit in here? What do you mean?” Yothu Yindi receded and I could hear the distant twang of banjos once again.

“People have been complaining about the way you talk and gesticulate. You’re pretty loud you know.” Her fingers played with the pearls around her neck.

My mind was somersaulting. As far as I was concerned everything seemed OK. I got on well with my students and I thought with my colleagues.

“What’s wrong with the way I talk?”

“You’re too loud, too passionate – everything is so big,” she said in her staid official tone.

“Wow! You’re kidding me! What about my gesticulations?”

“You can’t stop using your hands as you talk. People say if we tied your hands you wouldn’t be able to speak.”

“Well, it’s been a bit of a culture shock coming here. I’ve often wondered why no one ever smiles in this building. In fact you all may as well have a bag over your heads you’re so expressionless. How do the students handle you?”

“How dare you speak like that to me!”

“How dare you speak to me like this! Fuck! Unbelievable!”

The lines on her face contorted into a weird question mark with her mouth a tiny dot.

By now I couldn’t stop,

“Have you considered that maybe I’m suffering from a double whammy culture shock? You know, I’m the only non English speaking background person here among all of you uptight Anglos AND the shock of coming from inner Sydney – cosmopolitan – to this all white province – except for the Aboriginal people who live away from here. It’s a fucking shock to my system.”

“Oh, come on. You’re nothing special and I don’t appreciate your tone or language.”

“I am special, like we all are. You’re saying I don’t fit in. Well, so what? Have you heard of diversity? You say that staff don’t like the way I speak, act or BREATHE! I’m a Greek Aussie. This is how we are. YOU are a racist and you don’t even see it.”

“Careful! Don’t use terms like that. I’m telling you we don’t like the way you behave.”

“No, you’re telling me you don’t like the way I AM! You don’t acknowledge cultural differences – both ethnic and social – inner city Sydney to this place here.”

“You have been warned about your behaviour.”

I shook my head, looked down at my feet. Exasperated I said, ” You have been told that I consider this whole interview as racist in nature. In fact I’m going to use this experience, if I’m granted an interview for the position of Regional Multicultural Education Coordinator, in the Hunter as a classic instance of systemic racism perpetrated by staff who don’t even see it as racist.”

“You wouldn’t dare.”

“If granted an interview I will. I’m out of this place. Lucky for me I love my students – especially my TPC students. If I get that job it’ll be the only thing I’ll miss.”

I walked out of the office feeling flustered, upset, hurt and defiant. I wished with all my heart that I would get that job in the Hunter.

Well, I did get the job in the Hunter and I did use the incident with Ms String O’Pearls in my interview. I couldn’t help my self telling her how I used the incident in her office in the interview. I thanked her.

Lets talk about Racism


Swarm Mind and a Trip to the Bay

January 21, 2017

Where there is freedom, there is grace. Where there is freedom, devils play with angels. Swarm Mind chains them through the heart to the Swarm World.

Freedom is the result of not seeking a result. It is a means to an unknown end. It is a state imbued with grace. Swarm considerations expel the soul, and leave only husks of social being.

To be free means first and foremost to be true to one self. To be true to oneself one must give of one self. For it is in the giving that one manifests the growing bud of truth.

We must ascend to Heaven but our feet must touch the Earth. With our renewed energy, a gift from Above, we must allow the expansion of being to radiate into the Earth. This emanation is not from us but from Heaven. We, as men and women, are the medium through which Heaven meets Earth.

Through freedom we move both upwards and downwards , both inwards and outwards. Riding the Devil’s back we touch the sole of God’s feet.

How can I let life happen when I want to control it? The part in me that is the control freak, the “I” in me that seeks a result is the Swarm Mind that lives in me.

Freedom is seeing the Swarm Mind in Me.

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Maybe seeing – vision is the wrong word to describe it. It is always a feeling, a flavour, a quality that no words can describe.

It is to feeling what vision is to sight. This feeling of freedom is Heart clarity.

To get away from the crowd and find some solitude I stay at a place right by the water at the Bay. You get to it by foot, air or boat. If you’re coming by boat, make sure that you can read the stars because modern navigational skills are useless here. Coming by foot doesn’t require star reading but it does require bare feet. Shoes will only get you to a swamp nearby.

Don’t ask me about the physics here. Location is important. The Global Positioning System here, at the Bay, is more astrological than astronomical. Pointing to the moon, looking in that direction, we miss the mark because the Bay is not in Euclidean space.

Psychics – physics – direction – up – down – in – out – close – far – positive – negative – are – all – in – a – continuum, like a multidimensional Mobius Strip. In this Bay, everything is connected to everything else. The higher dimensional frames are big and small enough to banish the Cartesian Spread.

Goethe said, “In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, under it, beside it and over it.” He forgot to add “ inside It ” for this inside is the entry point, the eye of the needle to the world that lies beyond Swarm World.

Inside it, is inside everything on the beach far away from the Swarm World Buzz.

This means that North is the direction our own question leads us. The compass is our conscience. So, to arrive at this Bay we need our own question and an inner need to be free. Free from the Swarm within and without.

The Swarm Mind, in its crudest, buzzes around inside a Bell Jar whose proportions are dependent on the Bell Curve – Consensus Reality – 3 D World – the Vegetative Eye’s view at one standard deviation. To see outside this, is a constant struggle against the hypnotic movement and buzzing of our life’s busy – ness.

We need help to go beyond the Swarm World – a lot of help.

We need help to free ourselves from the Swarm Mind buzzing in our skulls – a lot of help.

We need help to beyond fear and greed – a lot of help.
We also need to function well in the Swarm World because our physical survival depends on it. So, we are in a paradoxical position. We need the physical, emotional and intellectual sustenance that comes from a world we all share. At the same time we must be able to separate from the noise and the Swarm Clouds that come between our vision and another world beyond the Bell Jar. This apparent contradiction is reconciled through its tension and our attention to our need.

I didn’t mention another world? Well, if we seek freedom from the Swarm and the power to see through the Bell Jar, we are accepting another world which can house seeing and freedom.

At the Bay, the 3 D World becomes a porous cube held in place within another 3 Dimensions. The 4th, 5th and 6th dimensions hold the 3 D World together. Swarm Mind is stuck to this 3 D Sugar Cube and does not see or want to go beyond its sweetness.

Swarm Mind’s global nervous system (that is in one of its foetal stages) of telecommunications has connected all continents and every square inch of the earth’s surface by geostationary satellites. Google is photographing every street and house being placed in a Matrix of their Global Map. GPS enabled mobile phones and in car mapping shows that we are now immersed in an electromagnetic mist of data. The Internet of Things includes us.

We walk on earth, we drink water, breathe air, feel the heat of the Sun – what is the experience of electrographic data ( telephone, TV, internet, GPS, satellite communications etc) ? We don’t eat it, drink it or breathe it and yet it is an element of our experience and it is permeating our being more everyday. What are the implications of our immersion in this “matter”, the closest we come to touching Swarm Mind?

Embedded in the Matrix of Swarm World one need never be alone, even if they are in space and location. Why bother getting lost finding the Bay or losing connection with the Swarm?

It’s comfortable here – TV, Internet, home and hearth, family, friends, companions and fellow workers. Why would I want to leave my comfort zone, the zone where I sleep and dream great soma dreams and eat ice cream beside a Merry – Go – Round? Not only that, the sex is great here in Swarm World. Is there sex in your beyond world? Tell me why should I even think about this? What purpose does it serve me to consider my existence as a tiny voice adding to the chorus swarm buzz ?

Leave me alone, with my house, car and beautiful partner, please don’t wake me, shake me or break me.

Yes, these concerns are paper weights on our consciousness. Our flat paper world, the Swarm World, dare not be blown away.

This is why you must need to go to the Bay. You cannot fake need. Either you need it, really need it, like needing to take a breath, needing to pee, needing it – real need, not a wimpy want because you can afford it.

At the Bay, residents need to be there. Some were ship wrecked here and can’t go back to where they came from. Whatever, everyone on the Bay needs to be there. From these spaces of necessity extraordinary and miraculous events appear to take place and some do take place.

No matter how you get here at the Bay, the vision that one sees at the Bay is not framed by Hollywood decrees. Maybe vision is the wrong word to describe the outlook from the Bay. It is always a feeling, a flavour, a quality that no words can describe.

It is to feeling what vision is to sight. Heart clarity that resonates on whatever is at hand.

Bay residents often ask this question: Is there life on Earth or are we just dreaming?


Review of Astrological Readings #Election2016

July 11, 2016

Well, it’s taken just over a week for the result to be clear that Malcolm Turnbull won the election. I predicted a Bill Shorten win and I was wrong. I also said that if the result differed from my forecast that people should not blame the Stars but look at my interpretation.

Now is the right time to explain the rationale of my astrological method and I hope when I do you will see the method did produce a correct result, it’s just that I ticked a wrong box.

Using transits as an astrological method of prediction is very old- at least 5,000 years. It is simply seeing where the planets are at a future date from the date and time of birth and looking at these positions together. The birth chart is the blue print of the life and as the planets and stars move across the skies they move over the original blueprint of the life. The positions of these heavenly bodies apart from making angles to each others’ current position also make angles to their original birth position. Thus we have a double chart with the person’s birth chart in the centre and the passing transit planets the outer chart. As we see here:

Turnbull Canberra 2 July 2016 with abbott turnbull face

Bill Shorten photo Canberra 2 July 2016

In the 20th Century, Astrology took on a humanistic approach influenced by psychological theories, especially Carl Jung. Astrological effects, from this perspective, were inner, psychological influences and experiences. Gone were the more ancient concepts of “Good and Bad Stars”, of Stars determining an individual’s Fate. So, “Bad” became “challenging” and “Good” became “harmonious” for the inner world of the individual ie their psychological state.

Looking at and analysing transits from this psychological perspective means that we are looking at the influence of the planets on the inner psychological state of the individual. So “Good” transits will give good, positive emotional experiences and “Bad” transits will give bad, negative emotional experiences. Obviously within this duality of “Good and Bad” there’s a spectrum and within this spectrum there are nuanced interpretations. This is where the Angles and the Orbs come in to assist in reading the nuanced spectrum of emotional experience.

I took the simple formula that if an individual experiences good, positive emotional vibes then the outer world the individual is immersed in will also be positive. So, my simple formula meant that if Bill Shorten or Malcolm Turnbull experienced positive transits then these positive planetary positions signalled a win and vice versa.

The astrological readings of the Election 2016 (written about 3 months before the election) showed that Bill Shorten will experience progressively positive emotional states and that he would grow in confidence until the election and beyond. This is why I called a win for ALP. Conversely, the readings showed that Turnbull was in trouble emotionally and thus he would lose.

What is also interesting about these readings is that at the time of publishing everybody was writing Bill Shorten off. Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity was fading but no mainstream media journalist could see the possibility of an ALP win. The astrological readings here did.

If we look at what happened on 2 July, 2016 – Election Day, psychologically, Bill Shorten was ecstatic and Malcolm Turnbull was not a very happy man.

This is why I said at the beginning of this post that the reading was correct, it was just that I ticked the wrong box because I had the wrong question. If the question was – who would be the happiest on 2 July, 2016, and I answered Bill Shorten, there would be no question about the correctness of my reading.

However, I didn’t answer that question. I answered who would win the election and I was wrong.

I also tried an experimental reading a few days before the election because I and others wanted something a bit more current than the readings I made three months before. As we all know, the planets move at their own inexorable pace and the only way I could think of giving us another more current view was to do something different. I decided that since the election would affect our country, Australia, perhaps a transit analysis of Australia on Election day would give us an insight.

Some people are surprised that a country can have an astrological chart too. The reality is that ANYTHING that has a beginning or a birth can have a chart. There are stock market traders who use astrology to trade companies and corporations who use the birth of the company as its horoscope! Many Forex traders take note of the day to day transits over Foreign Exchanges – like London, New York ,Sydney and Tokyo. People would be surprised to learn that many Asian businesses and stock market traders use their own native methods of Astrology to assist their projections and investment strategies.

Events also have a birth and I have used this for the Cultural Stomp 1997, Woomera 2002, Baxter 2003 and the Flotillas of Hope 2004. I have also used it for some important TAFE projects I managed. Mind you, I never told anyone who worked with me at TAFE I did this because I knew they’d think I was crazy. Not bragging here, but I won National and State TAFE Quality Awards for different projects I initiated and coordinated that had astrological support. The astrological readings of these gave me insights I could never get from any other source and the confidence to push ahead and be immersed in the events. Astrology also gave me the appropriate time  to leave TAFE and start on another journey in my life.

Coming back to Australia and its horoscope – I read the transits of the Election Day and I saw that the Election would be very close and a result delayed for quite a while. I did the reading on 30 June, 2016 and that is exactly what happened. Indeed, it took over a week for Bill Shorten to concede defeat and we still don’t know the final result yet as of today, 10 July, 2016.

Election Bi Chart Canberra transit with Australia

I found doing Australia’s Chart an interesting challenge because I couldn’t empathise in a “psychological” way as I did with Shorten and Turnbull because I was dealing with a country. I had to refocus my “imagining” and surprisingly it took an engine like imaging where the planetary forces became “brake and accelerator” like. It is difficult to describe but I will just say it was an energetic reading whereas the Shorten/Turnbull readings were psychological.

Some have asked me to continue my astrological readings given the current state of play in Australia’s governance. If I do I will have to work out how to read the Senate and its relationship to the Government. Do I use the day the new Senate sits for the first time as its Birth date? What about Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull, will regular astrological updates assist in reading the political ambience? I don’t know but I’m willing to explore these possibilities.

Thanks to all who have supported me in my astrological deliberations. I do this because it’s fun and because I now know there are others who find it interesting I may continue exploring this incredible and mysterious mode of “knowing” in Australian politics.

Stavros

 


Australia’s Chart & #Ausvotes #Election2016

July 1, 2016

Australia’s Election Chart 2 July, 2016.

Charted & Read on Thursday, 30 June, 2016

Election Bi Chart Canberra transit with Australia

 

Predicting Election Results With Astrology

Bill Shorten

Malcolm Turnbull 

Introduction 

This is a reading of Australia’s Chart on Election Day 2 July, 2016. If you want to read the delineation of Australia’s “Character” please see this post.

My other readings on Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull were based on looking at the transits (the position of planets passing over the natal chart) of their charts for the period of time leading up to and including the election date 2 July, 2016.

I used this system of prediction because it was the simplest and accorded with my view of Astrology. As an experiment I thought I’d try to do the same with Australia’s Horoscope. Some are surprised that a country has its own horoscope. To draw up a country’s chart we need the same data as a person – time, date and place. In Australia’s case I have taken the date when Australia became a Federation – the Swearing In Ceremony in Sydney, Centennial Park, 1 January, 1901 at 1.35PM.

I asked myself, what were the planets doing over Australia’s chart and is it possible to make a reading using the same technique I used with both contenders to give me an insight into the election result?

I’ve never done this before and this is why it is experimental.

The answer is this reading.

Please remember while reading this interpretation that my other two readings show an ALP win outright.

Enjoy

Stavros

 

Pluto and its Position over Australia’s Sun

Pluto is often associated with death and regeneration which means the elimination of whatever is old and outworn and the birth of a new and higher order.

Having Pluto in the 9th House points to considerable change but it is not fast, it is gradual because Pluto stays in a House for a long time (about 20.6 years). We can say that the last couple of elections are a part of this positioning of Pluto. This shows that transformation and change has not ceased. We are witnessing this by the huge interest being shown to Parties other than the two majors. So, change is happening and a stable, quiet time politically is not going to happen for a few years more.

Now coupling the 9th House placement, Pluto is almost in conjunction to the natal Sun. It is 6 degrees off a full one on one 0 degrees. Some Astrologers consider a conjunction to be anywhere between 0 and up to 8 degrees. I like to keep conjunctions to a tight orbit of up to 3 degrees. If Pluto was within 1 degree over the top of Australia’s Sun I would have no hesitation in calling out a great and powerful change was in the air.

So, since it is 6 degrees I’m calling a change but within the auspices of a hung parliament.

July 1, 2016 (July 1, 2016 to July 2, 2016) Sun Opposite (180 degrees) Sun

This is a an Election transit because our country, is getting feedback to where we are going. It is the transiting Sun looking at the Sun of Australia’s chart.

July 3, 2016 (July 3, 2016 to July 4, 2016) Mercury Opposite (180 degrees) Saturn

Though this transit starts to be exact the day after the election it still shows the feeling / vibe around the Election. There is a need for reflection and a heavy sense that is critical and perhaps pessimistic. This points to a hung parliament and a clear result won’t be known quickly.

It also points to a separation from what has been to choosing a new way.

Looks like a hung parliament with an ALP win – which won’t be known immediately.

 June 23, 2016 (June 9, 2016 to July 10, 2016) Saturn Square (90 degrees) Mars

This planetary pattern points to frustration and a feeling that we have not moved  and progressed at all. There is a feeling of obstacles in front of any “moving forward”.

June 24, 2016 (15 Jun 2016 to 2 Jul 2016) Jupiter Square (90 degrees) Pluto

This pattern supports the same feeling of a struggle to move forward.

Conclusion:

Everything points to a hung parliament and the need for some time to form a new government. However, it could also show a very narrow win by ALP, say by one or two seats. It looks like there will be a change of government, perhaps a negotiated ALP win.

Result on 3 July, 2016

Twitter Election 2 close 2 call for blog

Interesting excerpt from a Monthly editorial  by Sean Kelly about Mainstream Media just after the Election 2016.

Twitter Analysis Media from Monthly for 2016 Election blog

So, here we have it. The media got it so wrong because their expectations clouded their journalistic perceptions. Journalists did not have an objective platform from which to view the political landscape. The only guide was national public polling and statements from Party strategists. Kelly says that journalists have to “scavange information where they are able” and that this information, coloured by Parties’ assertions influenced, indeed, directed commentary!

Now, if they were a bit more open to “scavange information” from other sources than just the typical Press Gallery Universe of Information they may discover another objective platform. This platform though ridiculed in recent times has informed and directed Emporors, Kings, Queens and political leaders for over 5,000 years. This platform is easily obtainable, incredibly accurate and can be verified by every scientific forum including NASA. This platform is the astronomical positions of the Stars and Planets.

There is no doubting the veracity of  Star and Planet positions. It is only when the “onomy” of Astronomy changes to “ology” as in Astrology that there’s a credibility problem. This credibility problem only ensues if the information gathered from a “reading” of the Astronomy claims to be scientific. If the imaginative reading of Astronomical facts is considered to be art – poetry  then its credibility shouldn’t be an issue. Do people question the credibility of poetry or art? No, they may critique its aesthetic value but not whether it is fact. No interpretation is free from subjectivity so there is no factual interpretation. There is just a particular individual’s subjective point of view expressed in the interpretation. Making an Astrological reading of astronomical facts is just as “true” as a journalistic reading of polling facts. I would argue that astronomical data is more factual than polls.

So, what does an Astrological political reading give? It gives an imaginative interpretation of astronomical facts imbued with mythology, symbolism, history, political commentary and polls. It takes into account much of the “scavanged information” of the journalist and adds another dimension of meaning extracted from cultural history. It also adds another element – the intuitive – instinctive feeling within the astrologer. This of course is subjective but you know being a human with a working mind means all meaning is subjective.

My astrological readings of Australia’s 2016 Election were just my interpretation of all the factors mentioned above. The Stars and Planets gave my understanding a scaffolding and a platform from which I could express my feelings of what is happening politically in Australia.


Predicting Election Results with Astrology

April 1, 2016

Star Code Readings for Australian Election 2016:

ALP Bill Shorten >> Short answer >> ALP will win.

LNP Malcolm Turnbull >> Short answer >> LNP will lose.

Australia’s Chart Reading for #Election2016 #Ausvotes >> Short Answer >> Hung Parliament with negotiated ALP win.

The chances of accurately predicting an election by pollsters and journalists are pretty dismal. If I toss a coin, there’s a 50:50 chance of being right. That’s not bad compared to some political commentators’ predictions.

A few years ago 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. For some reason the mention of astrology gets peoples’ backs up and they immediately throw an Art that works with Time into the recycle bin.

Most people are happy to read opinions and commentary based on other biased opinions and commentary churned out in mainstream media. An opinion based on astronomical data ie number, generated by an active imaginative interpretation of this is “superstitious”. However, an opinion based from within a Press Gallery Reality Bubble is not. Is the Press Gallery commentary scientific? No, just an opinion embalmed in a mainstream media consensus reality.

The stars and planets I’m concerned with are archetypal forces (Carl Jung), 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.

JUng collective unconscious

Diagram from: http://uregina.ca/~lawlorda/jung/jung.htm

This way of looking at astrology is not accepted by most astrologers because it banishes star forces, energies, vibrations etc of the external planets and stars. This way of looking at astrology is troublesome for many because it says there is NO intrinsic meaning to the planets. It also points the way to divination. Divinatory astrology puts it on par with other mantic arts – like Tarot and the I Ching. To many astrologers this is anathema because they like to consider it as a “science”.

Some have referred to this kind of astrology as Hermeneutic Astrology:

Hermeneutics is the study of meaning, of how we arrive at our interpretations of things. In the context of astrology the term implies a turning away from the common assumption that a fixed astrological meaning is simply “there”, in front of us, as some sort of fact of nature. The hermeneutic inquiry in astrology reveals the essential dependency of the meaning of symbols on the act of interpretation of that meaning. Seen in this way, horoscope interpretation involves something other than a supposed pre-existent meaning waiting to be decoded, and depends both on the context in which meaning is sought, as well as on the intentionality of the one making the interpretation.” (Cornelius, Geoffrey, C. 1994. “The Moment of Astrology: Origins in Divination”)

jung archetypes

I like to consider this way of looking at astrology as a poetic interpretation of astronomical data. Poetry from numbers and geometry – active imagination in action. The calculations and the process of symbolising are just a pretext to occupy the conscious mind. The complexity of nuance and context for symbolising engages the rational mind while the REAL work is done by the broader and more holistic unconscious. This unconscious insinuates “meaning” beyond the logical limits of rational “complexity”. So, my manner of working these “complexities” is to treat them as a long Zen Koan and the Sky Map – Horoscope as a Yantra.

One can explore consciousness and imagination deeper and look at the structures of mind and the material that appears as is done in various and diverse ways by Phenomenology. I just like to play on the edge of reason, that spot between sanity and insanity, where all the wild creatures are 😉

Sometimes, in flickering moments, astrologising 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.

Here are two articles by Geoffrey Cornelius that point to a way I look at Astrology Practice “Astrology as Divination” and “Is Astrology Divination and Does it Matter?”

Below are posts in my blog which give further insight into my approach:

Guerilla Ontology

An Experiment With Astrology and the I Ching 

Astromusings 

An Astrological Turning 

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.

My finger points to >>

Bill Shorten

Bill Shortn Natal Chart SF

Malcolm Turnbull

Turnbull SF Natal

Tony Abbott

abbott natal

Australia

Aust Natal SF

 


Star Code Reading > Malcolm Turnbull & 2 July, 2016 Election

March 11, 2016

Australia Votes on  2 July, 2016.

When I did the Abbott readings I was lucky in that I also had his Time of Birth. With both Shorten and Turnbull there is no record of their Times of Birth. This means that one of the most significant signs in reading Astrological Charts – the “Angles” is missing.  This reading thus has crucial data missing but one must work with what one has. Even without that data, it is possible to get a “weather” forecast in the fog of the present.

Please see Australia’s Chart for more details regarding Time of Birth.

I will take the planets as passing over Canberra at 6 PM because that’s when most voting booths close in East Coast of Australia. We would be looking at about 85% of Australia’s population.

It’s important that we also look at what the planetary patterns are just leading up to that date.

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.

Astrology is not science – it’s an Art. It uses astronomical data to alchemise meaning. It is a symbolic/mythic dowsing tool on dry number landscape. It sees quality in quantity informed by symbolism & mythology. In other words, it is a poetic interpretation of the Heavens above, a type of symbolic imagination in action.

Predicting Election Results with Astrology

Guerilla Ontology

An Experiment With Astrology and the I Ching 

Astromusings 

An Astrological Turning 

Here are two articles by Geoffrey Cornelius that point to a way I look at Astrology Practice “Astrology as Divination” and “Is Astrology Divination and Does it Matter?”

I also “play” with the I Ching which informs the way I “play” with Astrology as divination.

I recommend if you want to know more about astrological symbolism as used here visit Wikipedia’s Horoscope .

This reading is based on just one technique of Astrological forecasting – reading transits. I will also look at other methods to see if there is a congruence of readings.

By the Way >> if my prediction is wrong, blame it on my reading, not the stars.

Turnbull Canberra 2 July 2016 with abbott turnbull face

Aust PMs Fire Earth

Abbott was the first Australian Prime Minister to be a Scorpio. Turnbull is the second. What is interesting is that he JUST makes it as a Scorpio. His Sun is 0 degrees 07 minutes Scorpio. In other words, he is less than a quarter of a degree away from being a Libra. This is why the picture in the centre of the chart above shows the two combined faces of Abbott and Turnbull.

It’s funny how this astrological coincidence also reflects itself in the policies of the “new” LNP. How? There is no difference between the “old” Abbott LNP and the “new” Turnbull LNP policy wise. So, it’s a perfect image of the current Prime Minister – a Janus faced leader who presents one  face to reactionary hard core Abbott Conservative dick heads and another to progressives who still believe he will bring compassion. Turnbull can’t and he won’t.

Turnbull Abbott Cartoon

Sydney Morning Herald 28 March, 2016 – Cathy Wilcox

We find that at the beginning the planetary patterns for Turnbull look positive but as we get closer to the Election we see that the Stars do not agree with the media “honeymoon” and that this will dissipate as we approach June.

By the end of  June we will witness Turnbull’s inner “despot” which is just as ugly as Abbott’s but more suave and nuanced. Media will probably skirt over it but the Australian people won’t be fooled.

The dates below are when the angles between the planets are EXACT. As the angle is approached the influence is stronger than after it is exact ie the period BEFORE the EXACT is stronger than AFTER the EXACT.

Please see Aspects and Angles, Orbs and Waxing/Waning for an explanation of how this works in Astrology in Australia’s Chart by clicking here.

10 March – 15 March, 2016 >> Mars sextile (60 degrees) Mars

Turnbull’s energy is high and it looks like it is in sync with the actions of others. T
his is a phase of accomplishment, and a good time to work on the budget.

29 March – 1 June >> Neptune trine (120 degrees) Saturn

Turnbull’s natural optimism finds resonance with this once-in-a-lifetime transit. It brings a healthy mix of idealism and realism and he is able to work very hard now in a practical fashion in order to realise his goals. He knows what he wants and what changes need to be made to achieve it. However, it doesn’t mean that he will be able to achieve what he wants because of the right wing members of his government. Never the less he is pursuing his aims in a positive frame of mind.

It may appear to others that he is denying his real ideals, but actually he just knows what can be done and doesn’t want to be burdened with fighting the right wing of his party. He sees this as excess baggage which can be left behind – for now.  Because of his sincerity and good judgement, he will gain the respect of his progressive peers.

A word of warning about Neptune. While it is associated symbolically with idealism and at times poetic sensibility and mysticism, it is also associated with delusion and gullibility. His Sun has a conjunction with Neptune. This means that they are nearly on top of each other. Remember the Grech Utegate affair and his $10 million grant to the Rain Maker – a nephew of Rupert Murdoch?

Turnbull, according to this planetary pattern has poor discernment and judgement.

So, whilst this aspect seems to auger well, it could also be he is deluding himself and the people with his “smooth” approach.

 24 March – 30 March, 2016 >> Mars sextile (60 degrees) Mars

Turnbull’s energy is high again and it looks like it is in sync with the actions of others. This is a phase of accomplishment, and a good time to work on the budget.

27 March, 2016 >> Mars conjunct (0 degrees) Venus

He is feeling “frisky” and flirtatious. His creative energies are strong. There could be arguments if people in his party don’t return his “positive” energy.

Roy Morgan Poll 28 March, 2018 >> http://www.roymorgan.com/morganpoll

Morgan Poll 28 March 2016

 

I’m trying an experiment here with the April Star Code Readings. I am using shorter orbiting planets to give shorter time frame readings. I will post them just before the week coming up. 

April 3 to about April 10, 2016 >>  Mercury (the planet of Communication) is forming a pattern with 4 other planets – Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter and Mars that augers troubling communications between Turnbull, his Government and the Australian people.

April 3 – April 5 >> Mercury opposite (180 degrees) Neptune

His communication is mixed and confused, with much misunderstanding, if not deception. His thinking is foggy and he is more gullible, swayed by feelings, ideals rather than real situations as they are.

Think Grech Utegate but not as dangerous. Perhaps it points to his misplaced trust and loyalty to Arthur $inodino$ (To respect Bob Ellis last wish he asked people to write Sinodinos name in that manner.). This is one of the least favourable times for Turnbull to make policy decisions or react to events that require clear thinking.

From Australian Financial Review 1 April, 2016 >> 
http://www.afr.com/opinion/columnists/laura-tingle/malcolm-turnbull-the-gambler-throws-the-dice-on-federalism-20160331-gnv73q

Twitter confused msgs

April  5 –  April 6 >> Mercury Square (90 degrees)  Uranus

Uranus is the planet of the unexpected so Turnbull needs to be flexible and as agile as he talks about so that he can think on his feet. He will be pulled in many directions jumping from one thing to another very quickly. He may scatter his energy doing this.

If Bill can find something to distract Turnbull even more it will be to ALP’s advantage.

On the positive side for Turnbull, he may come up with an original plan that may appear crazy at first but may come to be useful.

April  5 –  April 6 >> Mercury Square (90 degrees) Jupiter

In keeping with the other planets relationship with Mercury, this square to Jupiter points to a disinclination to look at all the details, fine print and all the facts of situations so there may be an error of judgement.

April  5 –  April 7 >> Mercury Square (90 degrees) Mars

Turnbull will make errors in haste, he may speak too forcefully, use sharp words on impulse. Accidents may occur due to restlessness and impatience.

He feels that he has to fight for what he wants or believes in, and he is very clear, decisive, and convincing right now, but he also tends to stir up more controversy or competitive feelings than is really necessary.

4 April,2016  >> Herald Sun   Malcolm Turnbull’s a Dud

Turnbull dud Herald Sun 4 April

April 16 – Apr 18, 2016 >> Sun Square (90 degrees) Uranus

Parliament Recalled April 18, 2016

Turnbull’s  usual routine is likely to be disrupted now, either by “freak” accidents beyond his control or by his own impatience with the status quo. This impatiance is shown by his push to have the ABCC legislation through so that he gets his Double Dissolution Election. Stars show sudden unexpected events, and breaking free of confining situations and relationships are very  likely. This could be the recalling of Parliament, an even that hasn’t happened in over 30 years.

April 18 –  April 19, 2016 >> Sun Square (90 degrees) Jupiter

Turnbull feels optimistic and possibly extravagant now. He is less cautious than usual, feeling that nothing can possibly go wrong.  If he is inclined to go to excesses in any manner, this tendency is exaggerated at this time.

April 18 –  April 20, 2016 >>  Sun Opposite (180 degrees) Sun

This is a time for him to  get others’ opinions and feedback about himself and what he is doing. Relationships of all types are activated now and cooperation, compromise, and adjustments to others’ viewpoints are key issues that require his attention. If he compromises with the hard right of LNP we may see him push their agenda. This depends on the strength of the moderates. However, we must remember Howard got rid of most of them.

April 20 – April 22, 2016 >>  Sun Square (90 degrees) Mars

Turnbull feels he knows just what he wants right now and woe to anyone or anything that gets in his way!

He is much more likely to become domineering, pushy, or inconsiderate of others now. Accidents, mistakes made in haste, or ego conflicts may occur due to his impatience and wilfulness.

Positively, his physical energy is high and he could accomplish a great deal.

April 26 – Apr 27, 2016 >>  Venus Opposite (180 degress) Neptune

This planetary pattern brings out Turnbull’s more dreamy side. One can say his more idealistic, tolerant, and selfless side in his relationships. This may  cause him to act against his own interests. However, his own interests, since he is Prime Minister and Leader of LNP are broader than just himself.

Decisions involving policy or important commitments, therefore, should probably be made some other time. Remember also that Neptune is an important planet for him because of its proximity to the Sun.

April 30 – May 1, 2016 >>  Sun Opposite (180 degrees) Saturn

Turnbull will feel that circumstances, other people, or the whole world is against him. He will feel overwhelmed by demands, outside pressures, or his responsibilities and he will be looking at his position with serious doubt or pessimism.

Others don’t seem to help, even if they try to. He needs to be alone pursuing some solitary activity or to reflect on his situation. He probably won’t be able to get away to do this because of his responsibilities. He is not a happy chap.

This does not auger well for the release of Federal Budget on 3 May, 2016.

13 May, 2016 – Interesting observation made by Eddy Jokovich that Turnbull admits he’s going to lose because the Election Campaign material does not mention the Liberal Party but just the Turnbull Coalition Team label.

Twitter Turnbull's Party from newpolitics dot com

4 June, 2016 >> Mars trine (120 degrees) Uranus

There are changes in the wind as Turnbull replaces outworn elements (they could be MP’s or policies) with “exciting” new facets. He feels he can accomplish the extraordinary.

7 June – 23 July, 2016 >> Mars square (90 degrees) Pluto

 This pattern has been in the background for a while now, like a barely audible drumbeat. This drumbeat has an  Abbott “tone”. Now we can hear it loud and clear. Turnbull’s inner despot may appear if he is challenged by his colleagues over any of the changes he wishes to implement.

We may witness angry scenes and disharmony. The apparent “unity of purpose” of the LNP  Government Turnbull wants to show the Australian people may be exposed as bull shit.

It is this pattern which forecasts Turnbull’s chances of winning the Election are poor.

Twitter Turnbull Abbott rear view mirror

Conclusion

This reading is based on just one technique of Astrological forecasting – reading transits. I will also look at other methods to see if there is a congruence of readings.

Turnbull’s Election chart is a strange combination of positive and negative – like sweet and sour sauce. Everything looks like it is going beautifully and smoothly. However, underneath this facade, which our mainsteam media ignore, is the presence of the Right Wing Crusaders who cannot bear Turnbull. Abbott is their mascot and as we approach July in the weeks before, things may explode for his government.

Given the positive reading of Shorten’s chart and comparing it with this Turnbull chart, I conclude that Bill Shorten will win the election  on 2 July, 2016.

I will also look at other techniques to see if there is agreement with these readings.

A Note on Timing Events

A principle that many people confuse is how synchronicity appears. Carl Jung coined this term to label experiences which may not be connected causally but are connected subjectively by being meaningful to the person.

With synchronicity the elements of experience which are connected subjectively show that correlation is not necessarily causation. So, just because skirt hems go up doesn’t mean that this causes stock prices to go up (Skirt Length Theory). This is just an interesting correlation.

 Celestial phenomena can be seen acting as signs rather than causes. Just as a clock on the wall is capable of telling you that it is 9:00 in the morning without actually being the cause or reason that it is 9:00,the planets may be similarly thought to be capable of giving signs of future events without necessarily being the reason that those events occur.

So with Astrology just because certain planetary patterns coincide with certain events does not mean that these planetary patterns cause the events!

Timing events in Astrology  seeks the time when certain planet orbits and angles between the planets happen. When certain angles eg conjunction (0 degrees between two planets), opposition (180 degrees) and squares (90 degrees) happen exactly then an event congruent with the planet may happen. This does NOT mean that this combination of planetary motion caused the event. It is a happy coincidence 🙂

The larger the orbits of the planets the longer the time which is covered in the reading. So, a Pluto / Jupiter angle can cover a very long period of time but a Moon / Mercury a very short time.

These readings have only looked at relatively long spans of time like months and weeks.  I may take a closer look later when we are sure about the election date with shorter time frames.

planets orbits time


Star Code Reading > Bill Shorten & 2 July, 2016 Election

March 9, 2016

Australia Votes on  2 July, 2016.

What are the planetary configurations for both Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull for that day?

This post is about Bill Shorten. My conclusions here are also based on what I’ve read in Malcolm Turnbull’s chart. When I did the Abbott readings I was lucky in that I also had his Time of Birth. With both Shorten and Turnbull there is no record of their Times of Birth. This means that one of the most significant signs in reading Astrological Charts – the “Angles” is missing.  This reading thus has crucial data missing but one must work with what one has. Even without that data, it is possible to get a “weather” forecast in the fog of the present 🙂  Please see Australia’s Chart for more details regarding Time of Birth.

I will take the planets as passing over Canberra at 6 PM because that’s when most voting booths close in East Coast of Australia. We would be looking at about 85% of Australia’s population.

It’s important that we also look at what the planetary patterns are just leading up to that date.

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.

Astrology is not science – it’s an Art. It uses astronomical data to alchemise meaning. It is a symbolic/mythic dowsing tool on dry number landscape. It sees quality in quantity informed by symbolism & mythology. In other words, it is a poetic interpretation of the Heavens above, a type of symbolic imagination in action.

Predicting Election Results with Astrology

Guerilla Ontology

An Experiment With Astrology and the I Ching 

Astromusings 

An Astrological Turning 

Here are two articles by Geoffrey Cornelius that point to a way I look at Astrology Practice “Astrology as Divination” and “Is Astrology Divination and Does it Matter?”

I also “play” with the I Ching which informs the way I “play” with Astrology as divination.

I recommend if you want to know more about astrological symbolism as used here visit Wikipedia’s Horoscope .

By the Way >> if my prediction is wrong, blame it on my reading, not the stars.

This reading is based on just one technique of Astrological forecasting – reading transits. I will also look at other methods to see if there is a congruence of readings.

 

Bill Shorten photo Canberra 2 July 2016

Aust PMs Fire Earth

It’s interesting that the planets affecting Bill’s life and destiny before July 2 are the same planets on 2 July, the election date. The reason this is so is because Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto have long periods of orbit and thus their effects are  felt for a longer period of time.

This means that what we see now in March planet positions are the germinating seeds that will blossom on July 2, 2016.

The dates below are when the angles between the planets are EXACT. As the angle is approached the influence is stronger than after it is exact ie the period BEFORE the EXACT is stronger than AFTER the EXACT.

Please see Aspects and Angles, Orbs and Waxing/Waning for an explanation of how this works in Astrology in Australia’s Chart by clicking here.

7 March – 31 May, 2016 >> Pluto trine (120 degrees) Natal Pluto 

A great planetary pattern forming is Pluto making a positive angle (trine) with Bill’s natal Pluto. This shows there is much progress in his life and  he has the ability to be flexible and incorporate change smoothly and successfully towards his goal and aim – to defeat Turnbull.

Bill has the resources to make the needed changes and the power to adapt embracing new needs. His past behaviour that held him captive will be discarded, paving the way to success.

10 March – 7 July, 2016 >> Jupiter conjunct (0 degrees) Pluto

With Pluto and Bill’s natal Pluto pattern, another great transit that only occurs once every 12 years is also occurring. Jupiter over the top of Pluto is very significant in Bill’s chart. This shows the dominant issue confronting him is the use or abuse of power. It also shows a great push towards reaching his goals. He feels as if he can move mountains in order to achieve his aims. He’s in a very good place inwardly and feels more compelled than usual to strive for success and take down Turnbull. This feeling and the events that crystallise around him now are the fruits and culmination of long term efforts. These fruits are the rewards of the discipline shown in ALP since last election.

As with anything that has to do with Pluto power, it is crucial that Bill uses this burst in a positive manner and not to manipulate others in games of one-up-manship. This power blast can be overwhelming if not handled correctly. These Pluto effects are very Karmic in nature and thus Bill must be aware of what he is sowing because he will definitely reap it.

Bill will rise to  perceived power and will carry Labor over into a more confident space to take on Turnbull and the LNP over the next few months. This period of time is very positive for Labor to announce more policies that will differentiate itself from the Liberals.

Check this Age article: 13 March, 2016 “I can win” Bill Shorten

Quote in Age Shorten 12 March 2016 with border

Guardian Article: 18 March, 2016

A shift in political thinking is giving Labor a sense of purpose
http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/mar/18/a-shift-in-political-thinking-is-giving-labor-a-sense-of-purpose?CMP=share_btn_tw

Twitter Shorten lenore taylor alp confidence with border

Saturday Paper:  19 March, 2016

https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/

Twitter Shorten reamaking saturday

Roy Morgan Poll: 21 March, 2016 

ALP & L-NP now too close to call as electors react to Government forcing Senate voting changes last week as Turnbull today recalls Parliament in April for Double Dissolution Election showdown

http://www.roymorgan.com/findings/6723-morgan-poll-federal-voting-intention-march-21-2016-201603210505

Twitter Morgan Poll twitter

ReachTel Poll: 22 march, 2016

https://www.reachtel.com.au/blog/7-news-national-poll-21march2016

Twitter reachtel poll 22 March

23 March, 2016 >> Saturn sextile (60 degrees) Mars

This is a good time for Bill to direct his energies toward planning and policy development making announcements slowly and thoroughly. This will ensure whatever new policies Labor undertakes will be more likely to succeed.

Bill has a practical and reasonable attitude which can help ALP achieve its goals more easily. It would be a good idea for Bill and Labor to join forces with other groups like Greens and Independents for particular issues against Turnbull and the LNP.

Bill has remarkable endurance now and he can work long and hard to bring ALP ideas to fruition. He is not in the mood to give up and will be very thorough. Saturn brings a more disciplined ambience to his work. He will appear more conservative than at other times but the discipline that ensues from this transit will accomplish much. This will be achieved by the discipline ALP demonstrates under Bill’s leadership and not by mere luck.

During this time it is crucial the projects undertaken be done with great attention to detail and with patience. Mainstream  media will be hunting to try and find any hole or contradiction in Labor policy announcements.

Morgan Poll 28 March, 2016 http://www.roymorgan.com/morganpoll

Morgan Poll 28 March 2016

 

6 April, 2016 and returning 28 April, 2016 >> Mars trine (120 degrees) Saturn

Now is the time to concentrate on tackling the most difficult jobs. Australian people may reward the discipline and accomplishment in favourable polls.

April 4, 2016 The Australian >> Coalition 49 ALP 51

Turnbull losing 2 Shorten NewsPoll 4 April

April 4, 2016 Herald Sun Turnbull a Dud 

Turnbull dud Herald Sun 4 April

April 5, 2016 The Monthly

Twitter Monthly Shorten Could Win

April 15, 2016 Sydney Morning Herald  Even the Stars Line Up for Shorten

Twitter waleed stars

April 17 – 18, 2016  >> Mercury  Trine (120 degrees) Pluto

There is greater depth to Bill’s statements. He will be asking very penetrating questions of others and will not be satisfied with superficial answers by LNP. This is an excellent time to start an investigation into a complex  issue. He may revisit some lost policy positions of old Labor.

April 17 – 18, 2016  >>  Sun Square (90 degrees) Jupiter

He is optimistic and possibly extravagant now, less cautious than usual, feeling that nothing can possibly go wrong.

He will also aim higher than usual  – maybe a policy position that will surprise because of its boldness. This planetary pattern also points to possibility of a very promising opportunity occurring.

April 18, 2016 – May 31, 2016 >>  Pluto trine (120 degrees) Pluto 

This pattern read earlier on March 7 & will build up strength until May 31 – emphasised again.

A great planetary pattern forming is Pluto making a positive angle (trine) with Bill’s natal Pluto. This shows there is much progress in his life and  he has the ability to be flexible and incorporate change smoothly and successfully towards his goal and aim – to defeat Turnbull.

Bill has the resources to make the needed changes and the power to adapt embracing new needs. His past behaviour that held him captive will be discarded, paving the way to success.

April 19, 2016 to April 22, 2016 >>  Mercury  Conjunction (0 degrees) Sun

Bill’s communication skills are excellent and he makes himself perfectly clear at this time. He is coming across in a very direct, articulate manner. His honesty and
willingness to communicate openly impresses people – even mainstream media! This is a good time for him to give a speech, present his ideas and broad ALP vision.

This planetary pattern is ideal for the Leader of the Opposition because it allows for a fruitful communication to the Australian people of complex ideas and policies in a forthright manner.

April 20, 2016  to April 21, 2016 >> Mercury  Trine (120 degrees) Uranus

Bill will experience sudden insights, make discoveries, come up with fresh solutions to old problems, and seek alternatives to the usual routine way of doing things.

His mental processes are speeded up and he can move more quickly now. Must try to make room for a lot of spontaneity and flexibility in his schedule at this time.

 

April 20, 2016 to April 23, 2016 >>  Mercury Conjunction (0 degrees) Mercury

Again this aspect of Mercury making a direct connection with his natal Mercury  heightens his ability to comprehend and articulate new concepts, his mental sharpness and clarity. It also gives the power to  verbalize and articulate  ideas very well at this time.

Bill’s intellectual curiosity is also high. This is an excellent time to make plans
and strategies to destroy LNP’s chances and win the election.

April 24, 2016 to May 4, 2016 >>  Mercury Opposite (180 degrees) Neptune

This pattern culminates on Anzac Day (April 25) and whilst the earlier patterns show great communication prowess and clarity in his mental processes, this pattern is  one of the least favourable times to make decisions as his communication with others is likely to be fraught with misunderstanding or even unconscious deception.

His thinking is rather fuzzy now and he is more gullible or swayed by feelings, images, and ideals rather than seeing situations and people as they are.

However, like a musical chord, the vibrations of this pattern may be subsumed within the broader tune being played out. Sometimes a little disharmony adds much needed tension to ensure an anticipated outcome.

It is interesting that both Bill and Turnbull have Neptune in a prominant place in their natal charts. Turnbull has Neptune conjunct (0 degrees) Sun, while Bill has Neptune opposite (180 degrees) his Sun.

April 27, 2016 >>  Mars Trine (120 degrees) Saturn

Rather than repeat what I wrote earlier with this pattern please see March 31, 2016 to May 3, 2016. 

It is repeated here because of the movement of Mars. It shows that the planetary inluence mentioned earlier is revved up again here at this time.

 

5 May, 2016 and returning 13 May, 2016 >> Jupiter square (90 degrees) Moon

Although this angle, square – 90 degrees is usually considered to be times of difficulty, with Jupiter the results are usually very favourable. Bill’s emotions will be emphasised during this transit, and he will seek to establish strong relationships with others. He will be particularly patient and sympathetic toward other peoples’ problems now, and will probably help others more freely at this time. He will be protective of his “comrades” and will feel a strong solidarity with his ALP colleagues.

Bill will feel strongly at this time the injustices of the LNP perspective and policies.We may witness a sense of moral outrage when he sees some person or a group of people being treated unfairly. He will have little tolerance for such injustices now and he will be prone to becoming very emotional about them. However, he must be careful not to become self-righteous and narrow minded. He has to not appear bitter towards the conservative right wing creeps who are perpetrating these injustices. The reason being, that Murdoch’s NewsCorpse will use this “bitterness” and anger against him.

2 June, 2016 >> Mars trine (120 degrees) Jupiter

There may be some positive news and rewards for past good works in the Union movement. The policy and announcements are progressing smoothly. All is good.

30 June, 2016 >> Pluto square (90 degrees) Mars

 This is another once-in-a lifetime transit that is intensely powerful. Like all Pluto transits, the greatest difficulty is that there are power games at play. You can’t beat an Election as an expression of Power. This transit is expressing the tension that is present in such an event and how it manifests in Bill’s life. There will be altercations, fights and general heavy vibes  testing his ego and others in his presence. There could also be a disruption beyond his control.

Bill’s drive to succeed is incredibly strong now and he is likely to gain the Prime Ministership. However, he must be careful that he does not step on the backs of others to reach his goals because these gains may not last long as Karma will turn them like a boomerang against him.

Luckily for Bill the tremendous urges to transform this transit brings are being directed to a worthy cause that will benefit our country – the ousting of the Conservative Liberal National Party and putting the Australian Labor Party in power again.

21 June, 2016   Canberra Times

Election 2016: You’ve been told Labor can’t win – but they can. The evidence was there all along

Twitter Blog shorten can win

23 June, 2016 >> ReachTEL Polls have large swings to Labor in NSW Marginal Seats

Twitter Reachtel 20 June alp win

8 July, 2016 Jupiter conjunct (0 degrees) Pluto

This is about a week after the July 2 Election but we see that this transit is exact again. This shows that Bill will carry Labor  into power.

 Conclusion

This reading is based on just one technique of Astrological forecasting – reading transits. I will also look at other methods to see if there is a congruence of readings.

ALP has learnt its lessons from the Rudd – Gillard – Rudd period. It is solid, together and united in focus and purpose. Importantly it has a story, a narrative that is connected with an over arching theme – FAIRNESS. It is also positioning itself against the interests of the 1% and for the interests of the rest of us. Bill Shorten has kept the ALP united and has shown there is a difference between Labor and the conservative LNP.

Given the momentum and trajectory of energies displayed in Bill’s planetary patterns for an early election on 2 July, it looks like he will win.

 A Note on Timing Events

A principle that many people confuse is how synchronicity appears. Carl Jung coined this term to label experiences which may not be connected causally but are connected subjectively by being meaningful to the person.

With synchronicity the elements of experience which are connected subjectively show that correlation is not necessarily causation. So, just because skirt hems go up doesn’t mean that this causes stock prices to go up (Skirt Length Theory). This is just an interesting correlation.

 Celestial phenomena can be seen acting as signs rather than causes. Just as a clock on the wall is capable of telling you that it is 9:00 in the morning without actually being the cause or reason that it is 9:00,the planets may be similarly thought to be capable of giving signs of future events without necessarily being the reason that those events occur.

So with Astrology just because certain planetary patterns coincide with certain events does not mean that these planetary patterns cause the events!

Timing events in Astrology  seeks the time when certain planet orbits and angles between the planets happen. When certain angles eg conjunction (0 degrees between two planets), opposition (180 degrees) and squares (90 degrees) happen exactly then an event congruent with the planet may happen. This does NOT mean that this combination of planetary motion caused the event. It is a happy coincidence 🙂

The larger the orbits of the planets the longer the time which is covered in the reading. So, a Pluto / Jupiter angle can cover a very long period of time but a Moon / Mercury a very short time.

These readings have only looked at relatively long spans of time like months and weeks.  I may take a closer look later when we are sure about the election date with shorter time frames.

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