Astrology on JFK: The Wound that Never Heals

Author’s Note: Due to the horrific and painful presidential contest now being waged in 2016, I am re-running one of the most important stories that I have studied exhaustively since I was 13 years old in 1963 and as a professional astrologer during the past 43 years. The sub-title of this article was America’s Turning Point of the 20th Century and this feature explains why. This was originally our magazine cover story in March/April 2000. I shared it on the Web in February 2002 (on a previous website of ours) because I ran a series of 5 massive articles linking President Bush to JFK. They were an extremely important group of features concerning our President’s and nation’s future destiny. Three color charts are included at the end of this feature.
By Mark Lerner. This post reflects the original article from 10/18/2016 on

jfk1“Will everyone please rise.” This was the ominous voice of our school principal sounding through a loudspeaker connected to the front wall of our 7th grade classroom on Friday, November 22, 1963. Mr. Resnick, our science teacher, had just entered our room a few minutes before saying something about a shooting in Dallas, TX where the President was visiting.

“The President is Dead.” Stunned, shocked, overcome by emotions that somehow had never existed, we were sent home immediately, walking with our classmates in a daze along the main thoroughfare in Forest Hills, NY where we went to school.

The next few hours were a total blur and then for four straight days every television channel (no exceptions) carried only news of the death of JFK, the second assassination two days later of his alleged killer, Lee Harvey Oswald, by nightclub owner Jack Ruby, and the President’s solemn burial at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday November 25, 1963, JFK Jr.’s third birthday.

For years, I kept a copy of the Telegram and Sun newspaper under my desk, with the enormous headline “PRESIDENT SHOT DEAD.” Every time I looked at it, feelings of disbelief raced through my consciousness. I was 13 years old when the President died and I was never the same again as a person. I am sure many of you, who lived through this time, have similar feelings. 

Why This Story…

I have made this our cover story–having wanted to do this feature for the last 18 years!–for one main reason. The United States of America has never recovered from the murder of President Kennedy. We have a psychic wound that has never healed. Starting on November 22, 1963, the nation moved on to a future path that may NOT have been for our higher destiny as a people

In the Jane Roberts books (popular in the 1970s), a personage known as “Seth” speaks of our “probable futures.” It is as though we have multiple paths into the future and all kinds of odd events and decisions keep shifting us from one “probable future” onto another. This is the way I think of what happened to our nation on November 22, 1963. We were moving along on a certain path, to me a rather positive, inspiring one. Then, suddenly ZAP! A lightning bolt of calamity strikes and we are on another, very unclear and darkened road into a nebulous future 

While we now know that JFK had many imperfections as President, that he was a flawed and probably highly-promiscuous leader of our country, at that time he, Mrs. Kennedy and their two children (Caroline and John, Jr.) did represent the perfect and archetypal family (youthful and beautiful Father, Mother, Daughter and Son). There was a truth and power to the Camelot symbolism of those days. And the President, because of his vigor, wit and intelligence, was setting our country on a dynamic course, the “New Frontier” as it was termed in those 1000 days

The President initiated the Peace Corps and the Alliance for Progress. He and his brother (Robert F. Kennedy, the Attorney General, later to be assassinated in mysterious fashion in June 1968), through their powerful minds, helped to prevent World War III during the Cuban Missile Crisis during thirteen days in the second half of October 1962. And it was President Kennedy (a Gemini, air Sun-sign) who pushed for and won the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty during the summer of 1963 (just prior to his assassination), a treaty that banned nuclear weapon testing in the air, oceans and outer space (but not underground). This treaty was one of President Kennedy’s great accomplishments. He also inspired us with just one sentence before Congress, that we, as a nation, should land a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960s and bring him back safely to Earth.

In the 1990s, fitness and physical health were very big, but many forget that from 1961-1963, America was on an extreme exercise craze. Again, this was because the President was only 43-years-old at his inauguration and even though he suffered terribly from Addison’s Disease and a miserable, painful back (partly from his heroic saving of PT-101 and his shipmates during World War II), he appeared so youthful and energetic, that he wanted to get this country “moving again.” And to do so, all the schools were geared to calisthenics. In addition, there was a major push to enhance the teaching of science and math in America, so our students would not fall behind the Russians, the European nations and the nations of the Far East on the higher knowledge curve.

The Birth of JFK

President Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917. With his Sun at 7+ Gemini, his solar life-force was almost exactly conjunct the USA Uranus (8+ Gemini) from July 4, 1776. Tuned into America’s Uranian vibrations, JFK came into the presidency as a revolutionary figure and, in many ways, that may have led to his death. Keep in mind that the mighty, once-every-500-year Neptune-Pluto unions had taken place in 1891-1892 at 7-8 Gemini. Therefore, President Kennedy was a “channel of destiny” for vast, trans-personal and universal energies sweeping into humanity and the Earth for a 492-year historical period, beginning in the 1890s. In addition, his Sun placement was in the “Nuclear Axis,” the zodiacal zone I discovered in the early 1980s having to do with nuclear and atomic energy, due to the position of many planetary bodies between 7-14 Gemini-Sagittarius at the First Nuclear Chain Reaction (Dec. 2, 1942; 3:25PM CST; Chicago, IL). It was this last alignment, of his Sun to the launching of the atomic age on Dec. 2, 1942, that made him into a prime figure during the Cuban Missile Crisis, preventing a third World War from developing, something that President Nixon, if he had been elected in 1960, might not have been able to stop

But President Kennedy is also born at an amazing and perhaps peculiar time. Both Mercury and Uranus are stationary, not moving on his day of birth, from the Earth’s vantage point. Mercury had just turned stationary direct a few hours before his birth. Uranus had just turned stationary retrograde a few hours before his birth. How many people that you know are born right on the day of a station? I suppose not many. JFK had both planets not moving. When planets are stationary, their influence on Earth–for good or ill or both–is enhanced enormously. And these are the planets of conscious thought and intuition, communication and the higher mind. JFK was also born at an almost precise Jupiter-Uranus square, from 23+ Taurus to 23+ Aquarius. Keep these three planets–Mercury, Jupiter and Uranus–in mind as they will surface later on in this story in a remarkable way.


How Chiron Fits into This Story

We have printed many articles in Welcome to Planet Earth on the power of Chiron, a cometary body first discovered on Nov. 1, 1977 by astronomer Charles Kowal in Pasadena, CA. Chiron has many meanings, but a few of the essential ones are the maverick, the outsider, twilight zones of strange time, wounds, pains, and wounds that never really heal. This last theme has to do with Chiron himself, the mythological Centaur, being a great healer in the ancient Greek myths.

Chiron was an immortal, being born from godly heritage, but he was struck accidentally by a poisoned arrow from Hercules, one of his students. He was painfully wounded, but couldn’t die, because he was an immortal! However, eventually, to bail him out from his suffering, an “exchange” was created and he swapped positions with Prometheus, who was having his liver devoured daily by an eagle or Griffin, for his stealing fire from the gods for the benefit of humanity! In essence, Chiron was able to give up his immortality and finally was placed into the sky by Zeus, as the legend goes, as the Constellation of Centaurus.

In doing research on Chiron many years ago, I decided to create an hypothesis and then see if it worked out. My hypothesis was that the major events of the 20th century should have very strong Chiron emphasis, perhaps Chiron stationary, because when the big happenings in the world occur, people are thrown out of their ordinary, day-to-day, “chronological” (Saturn-based) time rhythms and tossed into a twilight zone or “chirological” (Chiron-based) experience–very weird and strange

It’s important to note that I created my list first–without knowing where Chiron was at those times and not looking at a Chiron ephemeris. I remember marking down on my list 4 top events of the 20th century in the following order: the assassination of JFK (Nov. 22, 1963); the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the spark that ignited World War I (June 28, 1914); the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941) and landing a man on the Moon (July 20, 1969).

With the last three events, Chiron was stationary within a week to 10 days of the event. Therefore, Chiron was barely moving, creating a strange sense of time and space for humanity on Planet Earth. But I was in for a shock when I turned to the Chiron ephemeris and looked at November 22, 1963. Chiron was totally motionless that very day, no orb whatsoever, at 10+ Pisces. The Chiron principles–of pains, wounds, twilight zones, mavericks and keys that unlock doors to higher realms of consciousness–were fully and powerfully at work on November 22, 1963.


Further Research on Chiron

It turns out Chiron was also stationary and not moving (incredibly powerful) as JFK and Richard Nixon experienced their exceptionally close, “twilight-zone” type election on November 8, 1960. No one knew until the morning after the election that JFK had won one of the tightest elections in the nation’s history. Rumors eventually swirled that JFK’s father, Joseph P. Kennedy, had “bought” the election by influencing votes in Illinois and Texas, which states JFK narrowly won, giving him the victory over Vice-President Nixon.

Also–on the day of President Kennedy’s Inauguration (January 20, 1961), Chiron switched from 30 degrees Aquarius to 0 degrees Pisces! This revealed Chiron’s extraordinary presence even in the midst of the birthing of the doomed JFK Administration. Part of the reason JFK never left the Presidency alive was because the Moon was Void (not making any major aspects before leaving the sign) in Pisces at his Oath of Office. As I have reported before in WTPE, such a Void Moon also occurred at FDR’s last inaugural (he died of a cerebral hemorrhage before leaving office), Nixon’s second inaugural (he resigned in August 1974 before his term was up) and Clinton’s second inaugural (and we all know what has occurred during President Clinton’s second term in office).

The Assassination of the President

In astrological circles, the birthchart for the assassination of JFK has been studied meticulously–particularly back in the 1970s, when I first began my professional work in the field. One of the most astounding features of this map is the Pythagorean Figure or Triangle (3-4-5 triangle)–composed of Jupiter at 9+ Aries, Uranus at 9+ Virgo and Mercury at 9+ Sagittarius.

Now remember earlier in this article I mentioned the power of these three planets at JFK’s birth? Think about it. The President goes on a long trip (Jupiter) and as he is riding in a motorcade (Mercury), shots ring out in shocking (Uranus) fashion and he is gunned down, presumably by one or more marksmen with rifles (Uranus).

The great astrologer Barbara Watters referred to Mars as ruling knives, Uranus as ruling guns and Pluto as ruling bombs. If Lee Harvey Oswald was involved, as a lone, eccentric marksman, firing from the Texas School Book Depository, he would certainly have fulfilled the “Uranus role” in this horrible astrological equation

To this day, we don’t really know what happened in Dallas and we also don’t have a clear meaning–astrologically–for a precise (and I mean just about totally precise) Pythagorean Triangle! But perhaps during 2000–83 years after JFK’s birth–we will find some answers

As I wrote in one of our issues in 1997, I discovered a few years ago that due to peculiarities in Jupiter’s orbit, it returns EXACTLY, day-by-day, zodiacally, to where it was 83 years before. Thus, years separated by 83 years, seem to have an historical parallel or link because Jupiter is “re-tracing” his zodiacal footsteps from where he was 83 years before. In this context, 2000 is a reflection of 1917, the year JFK was born. Oddly enough, I forgot about this when I decided to write this article and make it the cover story. I also forgot about the fact that Jupiter and Saturn will unite on May 28, 2000–which is, within one day, the 83rd anniversary of the birth of JFK

And in an extraordinary “repeat of zodiacal history,” the same Jupiter-Uranus square (from Taurus to Aquarius) that occurred when JFK was born in May 1917 is happening again in May 2000. Perhaps this will give researchers and students of the JFK Assassination and the President’s life and work a chance to understand much more about his meaning to the nation, the world and humanity.

Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination

Did this 24-year-old loner and former U.S. Marine actually kill the President of the USA? Did he do it by himself? Did others conspire to kill the President? The killing of JFK is certainly the greatest American crime of the 20th century and it remains the greatest enigma. Notice Pallas, Juno, Neptune, Ceres and the Sun all in Scorpio–sign of mysteries, puzzles and the unknown. The Sun in the very last degree of Scorpio seems to sum up the feelings of total despair for the nation and the world, as the Sun would move into international Sagittarius by the late evening of November 22, 1963. And by Monday, November 25, 1963, one of the largest gatherings of world leaders took place in Washington, D.C. during the burial procession of our slain President.

In the assassination map, stationary and completely immobile Chiron (the nation’s wounds, pains, mourning, grief) at 10+ Pisces guards the first house of national self-expression–opposing a Uranus-Pluto union in Virgo (7th house–enemies of the nation) and squaring Mercury at 10 Sagittarius. The Chiron-Mercury square could symbolize the “frozen” and “shocked” media of the nation–where every TV station was focused on the assassination and burial of the President for four days

But also notice that Saturn at 17+ Aquarius had just risen over the Eastern horizon, moments before the shooting. Saturn is a strong symbol of the Chief Executive of the country (the President) and also our “father figure” of the nation. On July 20, 1963, a Total Solar Eclipse had occurred at 27+ Cancer–exactly on President Kennedy’s natal Saturn (27+ Cancer) in the 10th house of profession/career.

Ancient astrology had some terrible things to say about a Total Solar Eclipse falling upon the Saturn placement for a leader – particularly if that leader also had Saturn in the 10th house. [Note: There seems to be a “cardinal rule” in astrology that if you are born with Saturn in the 10th house and aspire to a position of great leadership, be very careful. You may experience a major fall from grace and power. This happened to Napoleon, Hitler, JFK, Richard Nixon, and even Bill Clinton, if we use his 8:51AM CST birth time.]

JFK’s natal Saturn was also directly opposite the USA Pluto (27+ Capricorn) from July 4, 1776–possibly signifying the sinister, Underworld (Pluto) connections to the assassination event. Note that part of the magic and charisma of the President was that his natal Pluto (3+ Cancer) was exactly conjunct America’s natal Venus. That signified our hypnotic and enticing “love affair” with President Kennedy. Not that everyone admired him. He had many enemies, but so did FDR and other Presidents. Nevertheless, JFK’s charm, wit and intelligence created a kind of magic spell with women (his Pluto on the USA Venus) and with the press (his Sun in Gemini, and his Venus not only in Gemini, but right on the North Heliocentric Node of Venus)

The chart for Lee Harvey Oswald (birth data from Oswald’s Mother, obtained by Lois Rodden, see Lois’ Data News information on page 3 of this issue) reveals a strong and approaching Sun-Saturn polarity, from Libra to Aries. If Oswald was involved in this assassination, was he symbolically trying to kill his own father (Saturn symbolism)? After all, he grew up without a father, his father having died before his birth. And Saturn was rising right at the assassination. In addition, Oswald was born at a Sun-Saturn opposition, an opposition which also squared JFK’s natal Saturn in late Cancer

In parallel fashion to the assassination, Oswald is born with Chiron (the maverick; outsider) in the first house in a water sign. With Cancer rising, his ruler, the Moon, is setting at 13+ Capricorn–exactly opposite the USA Sun (13+ Cancer), along with Saturn another symbol of the President of the USA.

We also see two, very extraordinary planetary placements for Oswald–Mars at 11+ Aquarius and Uranus at 20+ Taurus. His natal Mars (strife; murder; violence) is exactly conjunct the transiting Moon at the assassination, where the Moon symbolizes the nation’s feelings-emotions. Notice that he was also born with a very tight Mercury-Mars square, in fixed, power signs, an astrological signature of his periodic temper-tantrums and violent streak. And in the 22+ years separating the birth of JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald, we notice that Uranus has moved from 23+ Aquarius (JFK’s birth) to 20+ Taurus (Oswald’s birth). That puts Oswald’s Uranus (shocks; surprises; guns and rifles) exactly conjunct JFK’s natal Mercury (mind; thinking; the head and throat wounds to JFK).

One way or another, whether assassin or patsy or somewhere in between, it appears that Oswald–or someone born on his birth date–was involved in the shooting of President Kennedy. I have always felt this and the Progressed maps for both men at the assassination–perhaps to be shared at a later date in this magazine–bear this out.

Jupiter-Saturn Echoes Linking 1961 and 2000 

As we close for this time, consider the following. JFK was inaugurated just one month before a Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in February 1961 at 25+ Capricorn. The JFK Administration began in the “dark Moon, Balsamic Phase” of the Jupiter-Saturn cycle from 20 years before. Perhaps this had something to do with the disastrous end of the JFK presidency.

Now, in early 2000, we are in the dark Moon, Balsamic Phase of another Jupiter-Saturn cycle that began in July 1981 at 4+ Libra. The New Jupiter-Saturn union (May 28, 2000) occurs at 22+ Taurus–conjunct JFK’s Mercury-Jupiter union in Taurus, in his 8th house of metamorphosis, death-rebirth and transformation. Will we solve the enigma of his life, death and meaning for America? Can we discover a miracle cure for the “wound that never heals,” the psychic ailment that has thrown our country into a strange darkness of character and spirit since November 22, 1963? After all, it was following JFK’s demise that America became entrenched in Vietnam, leading to another horrible wound in our national and planetary life. And it was following the death of JFK that Richard Nixon made his comeback, leading to more national division and the Watergate scandal. And in the 1990s we have all suffered through the shame and pains of the Clinton scandals

President Kennedy, his family, presidency and spirit meant something extremely important to our nation–and in the last 37+ years, much of this has been lost, forgotten, steam-rolled over by an intoxicating lust for material riches and national fame

Many may not remember that the poet Robert Frost spoke at President Kennedy’s Inaugural address. Frail at that time, speaking during an extremely chilly day in Washington, D.C., Robert Frost, one of JFK’s favorite poets, was able to touch the hearts of the nation, along with President Kennedy. This is the same Robert Frost who penned the immortal lines about “the road less traveled … and that has made all the difference.”

In the same way, the death of JFK pushed America onto a strange and dimly-lit road, perhaps because we don’t know what really happened and we lost a President, First Family and a portion of our national Soul-Spirit that we may never recover. However, by remembering the past and trying to grapple with the events of JFK’s life and death, we may move closer to solving America’s turning point moment of the 20th century, so we can really move forward in the 21st century as a spirit-guided and heart-directed nation

Copyright 2000-2002, 2013 & 2016 by Mark Lerner and Great Bear Enterprises, Ltd. All rights reserved 

*Note: Special acknowledgement and appreciation is given to The New York Times for the ability to run a small portion of the front page from November 23, 1963 on the cover of this WTPE edition. We also give thanks to the unknown source who, many years ago, provided the old newspaper and photos, also utilized in the artistic production of our cover.

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ABCs of Eris on Donald Trump’s Sedna at Inaugural

By Mark Lerner 2/4/2017 as originally posted on


Dateline January 28 – 29, 2017 (based on a discovery on Thursday January 19, 2017, one day before the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States):

While taking a loved one to a Pain Specialist late Thursday afternoon January 19, 2017 and looking over a Bi-Wheel chart of president-elect Trump’s natal chart as compared to the celestial bodies at the Oath of Office for the US presidency the following day, I made a shocking discovery – a planet far beyond Pluto (Eris) was making a precise conjunction to Donald Trump’s natal Sedna (another planet far beyond Pluto). [See Bi-Wheel chart at the end of this feature and look in the eighth house to see how Donald Trump’s Sedna, with the letters Sed in the Inner Wheel, at 22 degrees and 32 minutes of Aries is exactly (within 1 minute of arc or 1/60 of 1 degree of the zodiac) where transiting Eris, with the letters Eri in the Outer Wheel, is located.]

The reason this was so stunning to me is that although I have been working with the 4 main asteroids and goddess archetypes (Ceres, Pallas, Juno, and Vesta) since becoming an astrologer 44+ years ago in 1972, and incorporating the centaur-comet like celestial body Chiron (discovered in 1977) as well as including Sedna and Eris in almost all the chart work I do, I hadn’t realized that for the souls incarnating in the 1940s and 1950s that transiting Eris now and during the next couple of years is exactly where Sedna was located back in the 1940s and 1950s.

Therefore, not only is the new president, vice-president, the entire incoming four-year executive branch of government experiencing a potent Inaugural chart – with all of its own powerful celestial energies and various alignments, favorable and unfavorable from 2017 to January 2021 – but there is the added possibly “explosive condition” of the solar system’s current Eris placement precisely energizing-triggering-activating the Sedna archetypes-themes within the consciousness of now President Donald Trump.

And, in an extraordinary example of synchronicity, and because of the shock to tens of millions of Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine for president and vice-president in 2016, hoping to see the first female president ever for our 240-year-old nation, on the day after the Inauguration there was an incredible outpouring of millions of people (organized particularly by women) marching and demonstrating around the world to oppose Donald Trump’s rise to presidential power and to reassert the importance of the feminine principle throughout modern societies, cultures and civilizations.

As I see it, there is a five-fold reason why transiting Eris conjunct natal Sedna in the birth charts for hundreds of millions of people born in the 1940s and 1950s at the present time is so important: 

1. These are far-away celestial bodies that represent Collective Forces which have always been influencing human beings for eons, but their archetypes and meanings have been kept largely hidden and often distorted.

2. The conjunction itself – Eris in the sky to Sedna in individual birth charts – is exceedingly rare due to the long orbits of these planets, with Sedna’s journey around the Sun taking over 11,000 years.

3. Eris and Sedna have only been recently discovered and to be able to even place them in charts, with accurate zodiacal positions, could only have occurred within this very brief, mathematically dynamic time-period in human evolution.

4. These two slow-moving planets usually impact generations rather than individuals, but their deeply profound and psychologically sensitive themes resonate with how Humanity and the Earth need to cope with thousands of years of repression of the Feminine Principle.

5. Finally, the conjunction between Sedna for Donald Trump and Eris at the Inauguration was precise, and anything in astrological analysis that is exact carries extra significance far beyond the event itself.

The short and recent history regarding the discovery of celestial bodies beyond Pluto is that several planets have been found – one of which was Sedna back in November 2003 and then Eris in January 2005, along with a couple of other far-away orbs as well. While some of these TNOs (Trans-Neptunian Objects, as astronomers sometimes refer to them) – like Makemake, Haumea, Orcus, Quaoar, Varuna, Ixion, – can and may be just as significant as Sedna and Eris, for the moment it is the precision of Eris now and in the near future going back and forth over the Sedna zodiacal placements for everyone born in the 1940s and 1950s (not just President Trump and Vice-President Pence) that is both the concern and, potentially, a momentous transformation/revolution for America’s near-future and the entire Earth.

To understand this a little more deeply, it is important to understand the fundamental mythological story lines of Eris and Sedna. Eris was a goddess in ancient Greek mythology – considered to be the sister of Mars and representing strife and discord. A major reason she symbolized these disturbing qualities is that she was not invited to a wedding gathering of the couple who would later give birth to the great Greek hero Achilles. Because she was not invited, she took her revenge on the gathering by throwing a golden apple into the party – with some kind of note reading “…for the most beautiful.” This led to fighting by goddesses Athena (wisdom), Aphrodite (love) and Hera (marriage), and that tumult eventually caused (via a decision by Zeus, King of the Gods) Paris – the son of a Trojan king – to choose Aphrodite as “the most beautiful goddess,” leading to the wrath of Athena and Hera, and his kidnapping Helen (considered the most beautiful woman in the world) but who was also married to the Greek King Menelaus of Sparta. This led to the Trojan War – something that billions of people for millennia have read about and explored, in childhood stories and, in our modern era, through many films.

The myth of Sedna is far-less recognized, but equally crucial to understand. She is considered a goddess or maternal-ruler of the deep ocean in Inuit mythology of the indigenous people who have lived primarily in Alaska, Canada and Greenland. While a variety of myths are associated with her mighty presence, in a major version it is her father who behaved in a very stern and negative manner toward her and her desire to have a certain amount of freedom in choosing a marriage partner. Ultimately, when she disobeyed her father, he doomed her to a horrific submerged existence at the bottom of the ocean, but where she befriended wonderful sea-creatures like dolphins and seals, and became a vital emissary of the Life-Force of the universal Water Element on our planet.

While Eris and Sedna as far-away planets have long orbits (Eris has an orbit of around 562 years and Sedna’s highly anomalous orbit is around 11,400 years) , both of these bodies are strongly related to the feminine principle as it is active within the Collective Consciousness of Humanity. Since a good number of the themes associated with Eris and Sedna sound negative– mostly because they have been repressed from active expression for thousands of years on an Earth overwhelmingly run by autocratic male rulers and masculine-based governing principles – what the world witnessed at the vast marches on the day after the Donald Trump Inauguration was an amazingly timed release of both Eris and Sedna energies because of the precise link-up between where Eris is now in the sky (23 degrees of Aries) and where Sedna was in the sky in 1946 when President Trump was born (23 degrees of Aries).

It is important to realize that former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush were both born in the summer of 1946 (like Donald Trump). Therefore, they are also experiencing the transit of Eris on their natal Sedna positions, and even though Hillary Clinton was born in late-October 1947, Eris is also very closely conjunct her natal Sedna at the present time.

It is fascinating to note that there is a fairly new series of APPs on the market that is quite popular with those people who enjoy playing games online and with their computers, iPads and mobile phones. The APPs are called Warframe – along with associated APPs – and the creators have both Sedna and Eris experiences within their games – but not, at the present time, other far-out planets beyond Pluto. Thus, somehow the potency of Sedna and Eris, and their mythological archetypes, are already reaching into the depths of young people playing with high-tech devices.

My hope is that Americans of all ages, as well as people worldwide, will start attempting to alter the powerful themes and qualities associated with Sedna and Eris in order to bring out more of their positive and redeeming life-meanings, so we can avoid any kind of future Armageddon-like conflicts on our fragile Earth and, particularly, to continue to recognize and diminish the perils of Global Warming as well as the assaults against universal women’s rights, children’s rights, health rights, and labor-environmental-consumer protection laws.

Ironically, and perhaps purposely from a higher/divine level of reasoning, had Hillary Clinton won the U.S. presidential election, the intense marches would have never happened, and therefore the significant awareness and release of these dynamic Sedna-Eris principles and qualities would never have occurred.

In the midst of all the mammoth transformative changes now affecting Humanity and all of Life on Spaceship Earth, it should also be noted that we are nearing the end of an approximate 180-year cycle of Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions, that take place every 20 years, in earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn). These cycles began in 1841 and will end on December 21, 2020 when Jupiter and Saturn next unite at 0+ degrees of Aquarius.

Jupiter and Saturn mergers have been watched for several thousand years in recorded history, and we can find their astronomical conjunctions by going back to the Chaldean & Middle Eastern civilizations hundreds of years B.C. The entire cycle of Jupiter/Saturn every-20-year-conjunctions takes about 794 years, and once the Jupiter-Saturn union at 0+ degrees of Aquarius takes place in December 2020, the next approximately 180 years will see these two largest solar systemic planets merging their energy-fields in Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra.

Perhaps this is the reason that Sun-sign Geminis Donald Trump and Mike Pence have both come into power at this time – even though their astrological charts and life-destiny patterns reveal a lot of personality-soul conflicts within the area of “air expression” (thinking; ideas; words; language; communication and education). Thus, they are mere beginners – and troubled ones at that – in attempting to voice and express views that will need to be tempered, changed, and eventually re-adapted in major ways as humanity hopefully survives during the next two centuries.

[Note: There are several other, long and complex, cosmic and arcane cycles that are the cause of many upheavals affecting our lives – for example, the shift from the approximately 2,160-year Age of Pisces to the 2,160-year Age of Aquarius (during the next several hundred years and which includes the enormous battle in the last nearly 1500 years between Christianity and Islam); the departure of the 6th Ray of Idealism and Devotion (and, negatively, religious fanaticism and violence) – that has already begun in the last few centuries but which may take another couple of hundred years – in favor of the prominence of the 7th Ray of Order and Synthesis (as understood in Esoteric Psychology and Astrology); and – from the financial-social-educational-health realms, particularly caused by centuries of global warfare and male-control of resources, corporations, and governing bodies – the increasing disparity between the ultra-rich and everyone else, whether considered middle class, barely getting by or homeless, destitute and, especially now in the Middle East, people and families on the move via migration to escape enslavement or death by marauding mis-interpreters of ancient religious texts.]

Of course, both the new president and vice-president have mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, and women with whom they work and hopefully respect, but because of the behavior of particularly Donald Trump during his seemingly endless rallies and on-the-air public speeches – and what he said and how he said it (think Gemini here as it rules voice and thought) in a derogatory way about candidate Hillary Clinton as well as certain ethnic and religious groups of people in the USA and around the world – we are witnessing gigantic astro-psychic forces that we may be able to alter and transform for the Highest Good – with a lot of hard work over many years and decades, for the sake of saving Earth and its delicate environment, as well as keeping human life and the kingdoms of nature evolving in a positive way far into future.

Important: I plan to write more on this subject and will cover the above topic in forthcoming Podcasts on Earth Aquarius News. I also strongly suggest your visiting Isha Lerner’s websites ( and ) to order Flower Essencesrelated specifically to Eris uniting with Sedna (from a healing and revitalizing perspective) for millions of people born in the 1940s, 1950s, and eventually those born in the 1960s, 1970s, and beyond. In addition, Isha Lerner’s Triple Goddess Tarot (book and tarot cards) can be another way for so many individuals to tune into what the goddesses Sedna and Eris want to teach all of us now that we have discovered them as planetary bodies within the consciousness and being of our solar systemic home in the universe.

Closing Notes for this Time: While the main theme of this article is Eris making an exceedingly rare conjunction with Sedna for President Trump’s Inauguration and its current and future ramifications, be aware of the following…Transiting Sedna is now going back and forth at the Midheaven (power line) of President Trump’s birth chart; Eris (which also has a moon named Dysnomia, meaning lawlessness, and whose name also refers to a learning disorder connected to memory problems) has been recently uniting with both Ceres and Uranus* in the sky (influencing everyone worldwide) and Eris was especially associated with Ceres and Uranus during the second-half of 2016 and therefore highly complicating the presidential election process and the outcome/aftermath; the year 2017 began with Eris exactly conjunct Ceres in the sky (Ceres, the largest asteroid, and being the main Mother Nature/Mother Earth celestial body discovered back on January 1, 1801); the transiting Sun in Aries will be conjunct Eris in the sky April 11 – 13, 2017 while the transiting Sun in Taurus will be conjunct Sedna in the sky May 15 – 17, 2017; Eris was stationary and therefore extra powerful at the time of the Inauguration; in late February, all of March, and into the beginning of April this year, radical-change agent, shock-inducing and surprise-bringer Uranus will re-unite with Eris in the sky at 23 degrees of Aries; plus, Sedna, Eris (as well as Haumea) are associated with feminine or goddess myths while Orcus, Makemake, Varuna, Quaoar, and Ixion (other TNOs or “dwarf planets” discovered beyond Pluto) are connected with male or god myths. [*The extraordinary scenes this weekend, January 28 – 29 – following the Aquarius New Moon at many airports around the USA regarding immigrants, foreigners and people who live here from abroad with Green Cards – is definitely associated with the close proximity of Eris and Uranus in the sky, as well as the recent rare conjunction and opposition by transiting Uranus to the USA natal Chiron-Juno polarity from July 4, 1776 at 21 degrees of Aries and Libra. Uranus rules revolutionary acts and behavior, as well as demonstrations against constraints and authoritarian policies, and everything associated with airplanes and air travel.]

The prominence of Sedna and Eris – with Eris impacting Sedna for everyone born in the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and other generations in the decades ahead – relates most definitely to the vast stirring in America and Humanity of strongly feminine, nurturing, familial, healing, and holistic-type themes that are required for a new harmony and balance to arrive on Spaceship Earth and prevent the destruction of our beautiful planet because of thousands of years of authoritarian male-dominant governance.

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Copyright 2017 by Mark Lerner and Great Bear Enterprises, Ltd. All rights reserved.



Déjà Vu: The Titanic Returns 100 Years after its Disastrous Sinking

By Mark Lerner


The academy award-winning film Titanic has just been re-released to the public in 3-D. James Cameron – the film’s director – just went to the lowest depths of the ocean about two weeks ago, and he will host a CSI-like scientific investigation of new facts in a roundtable of experts on the National Geographic Channel airing on Sunday night April 8 (to be repeated April 9 as well as April 14 and 15 – the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the supposed unsinkable ship).

Many of my clients and students have asked me to focus on the Titanic once again. I wrote a cover story around 1993 in Welcome to Planet Earth astrology magazine linking the 1912 Titanic sinking to the precise start of World War I two years later with the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

Compared to that 1993 feature, there is now a more precise-timing mechanism for the Titanic sinking. At the end of this article, you can click on a weblink to see a color chart for the place in the North Atlantic and at the exact time the iceberg struck (which was the ship time of 11:40pm on April 14, but converted to GMT which was 2:38am on April 15).

Here are the extraordinary keys to understand the symbolism of this historic disaster and tragedy.

Juno in Sagittarius is the only stationary body and rising. Juno connects to the ritzy, elegant lives of the super-rich on board, but Juno (negative) is atmospheric storms or raging emotions and jealousies (represented by hitting an iceberg in a misty and moonless sky, and the following frantic fighting concerning who survives on the limited number of lifeboats). Juno stationary on the Eastern horizon also stands for the need to primarily save women and children – both major Juno archetypes since this ancient goddess ruled feminine themes as well as childbirth.

The rising sign of Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter (the largest planet and associated with large-scale events – including catastrophes), but Jupiter is retrograde and having just gone into the 12th house of the unknown and mysterious. One way to interpret this is that Captain Edward John Smith (born January 27, 1850) of the Titanic is not accurately seeing the Big Picture (Jupiter) of the iceberg just ahead because Jupiter is in reverse and located in the hard-to-decipher 12th house. And using the advanced system of astrological midpoint analysis we have in the 21st century, it turns out that the Juno/Jupiter midpoint = the Ascendant at the moment the ship strikes the iceberg.

And, from the Western side of the chart, the Saturn/Neptune midpoint = the Descendant or setting point of the horizon. Thus the rising pair of Juno/Jupiter and the sitting pair of Neptune (waters and ocean and sea vessels) and Saturn (bad timing; fear) places all four celestial bodies impacting the Eastern and Western Horizon – the primary “culprits” intensively destroying the ship and killing all those people. You will also see Pallas setting (and thus at the midpoint of all four celestial bodies just mentioned) – with Pallas, in this placement, signifying the captain’s inability to solve the problem of saving the Titanic from sinking.

Notice the ancient god-of-the-seas Neptune in the 8th house of death – representing the confusing several hours where people and the ship are sinking into the ocean, with approximately 1500 dying by drowning and hypothermia out of the total of 2,233 passengers and crew. In viewing the chart, you will see that Neptune in the 8th house of death and secretive psychic forces exactly squares the fateful and destiny-oriented Lunar Nodes (with Neptune at 21+ degrees of Cancer, and the Lunar Nodal Axis at 21+ degrees of Aries and Libra).


What was totally unknown in 1912 was (a) Pluto in Gemini not yet discovered fills in a nearly precise T-Square triangle with rising Juno and the Moon below in Pisces; (b) by the time of the sinking, the Moon had just squared Pluto, and gone void; (c) and, in an extraordinary example of our 21st century greater depth of understanding, the far-out planet Eris (located way beyond Pluto) was conjunct the Moon in Pisces.

Eris was the Greek goddess who cursed the parents of Achilles for not being invited to their wedding and feast. She led the Greeks to the Trojan War. Thus, Eris – when dynamic and strongly placed – stirs up wars, particularly big ones.

In my cover story from 1993, I discussed that the symbol of the Titanic sinking in 1912 was the precursor to European civilization falling into and creating a World War two years later. The smoking-gun proof was as follows:

The Crowning of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor on Christmas Day 800 A.D. in Rome, Italy at Noon – considered by many professional astrologers as the birth of European Civilization – has the South Node of the Moon at 5+ degrees of Cancer. The South Node of the Moon has always been considered a weak, vulnerable and karmically-sensitive point in any birthchart. 1111+ years after 800 A.D., when the Titanic is hit by an iceberg and sinks, transiting Mars is at 5+ degrees of Cancer — exactly impacting the South Node of the Moon from the birth of European Civilization. Then two years later — when the Archduke (heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne) is assassinated in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, known as the shot heard round the world that precipitated the First World War on July 31 – Aug. 1, 1914 – the transiting Sun was at 5+ degrees of Cancer (June 28, 1914).

Thus, in synthesis, the South Node or weak and vulnerable, “fate” point of the year 800 A.D. Crowning of Charlemagne as birth of European Civilization = Mars at the sinking of the Titanic = the Sun at the Archduke Assassination that triggers World War I.

I have watched 5+ degrees of Cancer in the zodiac in other instances and know that it is often a dangerous and volatile degree. Ironically, it is America’s Jupiter from July 4, 1776. And transiting Pluto at 5+ degrees of Capricorn has just spent 2011 opposing 5+ degrees of Cancer several times, and that precipitated the European Sovereign Debt Crisis, mainly over “Titanic” Greek debt – highlighting, of all places, the relatively small country of Greece (home of Eris, the spurned and rejected goddess that started the ancient Trojan War).

It is noteworthy that the red planet Mars (the traditional ruler of war) at the Crowning of Charlemagne was at 20+ degrees of Libra – exactly linked to the Titanic fateful Lunar Nodal Axis.

The Moon for European Civilization is 23 Pisces (where Mercury has just stopped in the sky now, as the film is re-released in 3-D) and the Titanic Moon was 25 Pisces, so that – relative to the birth of European Civilization – there was a Lunar Return in Pisces on the night the Titanic sank. And, of course, Pisces is the last water sign of the zodiac – often signifying compassion, empathy and sacrifice.

Transiting and still undiscovered Chiron (wounds; twilight zones of strange time; déjà vu experiences; issues of immortality – supposed unsinkable ship – and mortality, particularly of the famous, some of the “gods and goddesses” as the super-wealthy elite of the 1912 epoch*) during the Titanic sinking, at 9 degrees and 33 minutes of Pisces, is only 2 minutes of arc away from Jupiter at the birth of European Civilization. And transiting Chiron this year is exactly back there to 9+ degrees of Pisces because Chiron has an approximately 50-year cycle, and it is now two 50-year cycles since 1912.

*From here are 5 of the super-wealthy who died in the sinking of the Titanic:

Celebrities that died on the Titanic include:

– American millionaire John Jacob Astor IV.
– Irish businessman Thomas Andrews, who had overseen the ship’s construction.
– American millionaire Benjamin Guggenheim.
– American owner of the Macy’s department store, Isidor Straus, and his wife, Ida.
– Canadian railroad president Charles Hays.

It is a chilling reality to see these kinds of connections – using charts from 800 A.D. and 1912 A.D. – 1111+ years apart and working with astrology over all those years and bringing it into our current reality in 2012 (another 100 years since 1912). Plus – we even had an eerie déjà vu type event on Friday the Thirteenth in January of this year when the Costa Concordia ran aground and capsized off the northwest coast of Italy – with a loss of 30 lives out of 3,229 passengers and a crew of 1023. The many photos of the ship – that flooded the multi-media at the start of this year – evoked memories of the sinking of the Titanic 100 years ago. This tragic event in the Mediterranean Sea happened on the rare day when Mercury was uniting with underworld-ruling Pluto and while Venus was uniting with ocean-ruling Neptune, as well as during the monthly Moon-Mars union – often a symbol of volatility, violent death, and reckless actions.

In conclusion, read this quotation from a story about the Costa Concordia and tie this in to the sinking of the Titanic 100 years earlier as well as the start of World War I in Europe in 1914, and the birth of European Civilization in 800 A.D.:

The name Concordia (“concord” in English) was intended to express the wish for “continuing harmony, unity, and peace between European nations.”


A Special Closing Note about Captain Edward John Smith: A careful look at his birthchart from January 27, 1850 shows a stunning connection to major planetary positions at the sinking of the Titanic. The contacts are so strong that it is fairly clear that, in many ways, his energy-field is a giant synchronistic cause of the disaster (along with the original sailing of the ship from Southampton, England, shortly after Noon on April 10, 1912 when the Moon was in a severe void placement at 30 degrees of Capricorn).

The reason much blame connects to the captain’s birthchart is due to the following. At the moment the Titanic hits the iceberg, transiting Uranus in Aquarius (shock waves; surprises; the unexpected bolt out of the blue; topsy-turvy conditions) is exactly due East on what is known as the Anti-Vertex. This is the captain’s exact placement of Pallas (his ability to be a problem-solver and strategist). In addition, he is a Sun-sign Aquarius and thus immediately enters a state-of-shock due to his Sun-sign ruling planet Uranus being precisely East.

Meanwhile, he is born with a retrograding Jupiter in Virgo – just like transiting Jupiter being in reverse at the time of the sinking – and his Jupiter is exactly opposite the Moon in Pisces from the birth of European Civilization while his Jupiter is exactly on top of America’s Neptune (oceans) from July 4, 1776 – highly significant because he never makes it to New York City in this historic sailing as he drowns at sea and “goes down with the ship” (negative Neptune). Furthermore, his Saturn at 4 Aries is the identical placement with transiting Venus at the sinking and his natal Uranus-Pluto conjunction (a highly provocative and intense union) from 22 Aries to 26 Aries exactly encapsulates the potent Sun – Mercury retrograde conjunction at 24 – 25 Aries at the time of the sinking. One could go on with other cosmic connections, but the information above is sufficient to demonstrate that the person “in charge” of keeping the Titanic safe from harm became incapacitated in his important role by celestial influences that short-circuited his normally excellent sailing and leadership skills.

Copyright 2012 by Mark Lerner and Great Bear Enterprises, Ltd. All rights reserved.


Solar Flares Bombard Earth This Week


Solar Flare

The Strongest Solar Flare (an X5 Class) in 5 Years Occurred on March 7 and Struck our Magnetic Field on March 8 with a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME): As most of you know, we are about to hit a peak in an 11-year Sunspot cycle in 2013. Several solar flares happened this past weekend, but a giant one happened late on March 6. The “plasma particles” struck Earth’s magnetic field on March 8 — with potential disruptions to high radio frequencies, power grids, GPS and satellite systems. The strongest ever recorded was in 1859 — when only the telegraph system was established. Now we have almost everything electronically and technologically connected, so if the Sun were to blast us too intensively, the Mayan prophecies might just prove correct…Update:Two more solar flares (both coming from the very active Sunspot #1429) exploded today — March 10. They will be sending more waves of CME particles to influence our magnetic field over the next few days and in concert with Mercury making a station at 12:49AM PDT on March 12 and turning retrograde for 3 weeks. A recent article in The New York Times attempted to diminish the importance and influence of even an X5 class Solar Flare, but the other question may be this: How does our Earth’s magnetic field assimilate a series of intense CMEs when they happen with increased frequency? Just because an explosion on the surface of the Sun doesn’t appear to reach an extreme level of “X-Class Magnitude” doesn’t mean that we are not going to have some kind of accumulated distress in our electronic-technological grids and systems. For more on all my work, please visit  Many Blessings, Mark Lerner — Publisher

Tim Tebow: It’s Not Jesus or God, Just Astrology

Tim Tebow: It’s Not Jesus or God, Just Astrology: Cosmic Dossier on highly religious QB for the Denver Broncos reveals (a) he is born at

Book Cover of Tim Tebow Bio

the Harmonic Convergence in August 1987; (b) he is a natural-born leader with Sun in fiery Leo and Moon in fiery Aries; (c) he has 9 celestial bodies in a fire Grand Trine and 3 celestial bodies in a water Grand Trine — revealing an attunement to creative envisioning of success; (d) his Moon is approaching & probably conjunct Jupiter that is close to a station in the sky (positive indicator of “divine providence” and 11th hour “miraculous saves”); (e) transiting Jupiter has recently returned for him, and currently — during his major winning streak with Denver (7 of 8 games as a starter) — Jupiter in the sky has been gradually came back toward his natal Jupiter; (f) he was drafted by Denver when the Sun was conjunct his Jupiter, and the Moon was illuminating Leo (where he has a Mercury, Venus, Sun and Mercury quadruple union); (g) the religious controversy comes from his natal Neptune closely square his fateful-destiny oriented Lunar Nodal Axis, with recent transits of iconoclastic Uranus and transformational Pluto igniting this configuration; (h) regarding his double-T initials, the letter “T,” from the Hebraic Tau, stands for a cross or transcendental gateway to the Absolute, as in a crucifixion and resurrection in Christianity. [Click on his color birthchart below — time unknown — to see his archetypal astro-patterns.] Sincerely, Mark Lerner – Publisher

Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street: The Global Revolution Returns to America
By Mark Lerner

Dateline Saturday October 8, 2011. Most US citizens probably identify with America as the world’s number one superpower and, like it or not, as the global policeman since the end of World War II. However, our unexpected and truly shocking victory over the British between 1776 and 1781, which changed the course of all future revolutions on our planet, is our truest and deepest legacy. And with cosmic precision and synchronicity – as our initial Revolutionary War for freedom turned the tide in our favor in that last year of battles (1781) – the first of the three outer planets (Uranus) revealed itself on March 13, 1781, to Sir William Herschel, a mathematics/music teacher and part-time astronomer, living in Bath, England.
After the discovery of Uranus, the British and European sky-watchers were thrilled that the seemingly unchanging solar system of Sun, Moon, five planets and assorted fixed stars now included a radical-change agent, since the finding of Uranus opened a door to vast new horizons that could be explored in the universe. Meanwhile, along the eastern region in North America, within the thirteen, upstart colonies, George Washington’s Continental Army was injected with new life – leading to the defeat of General Cornwallis and his troops in Yorktown, Virginia on October 19, 1781.
What a large portion of our populace has forgotten is that future revolutionaries around the world (like Simon Bolivar in South America, Lenin in Russia, Mao in China, Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam and even Fidel Castro in Cuba) were following the script set forth first in America by the likes of Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, Revere, Hale, and so many other courageous souls. Even if their styles of leadership and political philosophies were different, they looked to the exploits of our Founding Fathers for the inspiration needed to change the governmental shape of their own homelands and overthrow oppressive or imperialist powers.
Revolutionary Rumblings in the Past Three Years
What people and the press have referred to this year as the Arab Spring – due to numerous revolutionary movements for human rights in dictator-controlled Arab countries – is really misnamed because it is too narrow in scope. We can go back to the very day of the election of Barack Obama over John McCain (November 4, 2008) as the birth event for this modern overthrow of military-industrial-corporate power, greed and manipulation by the few haves over the many have-nots.
On November 4, 2008, the planet Uranus in Pisces made the first of five oppositions to Saturn in Virgo. Uranus-Saturn oppositions only happen around every 43 – 44 years. They represent a tug-of-war or enlightened struggle pitting new revelations against old, worn-out structures that no longer work, future possibilities against past inadequacies, and the need for radical change against the stubborn desire to keep things running according to the entrenched system’s outmoded rules and regulations. These polarities in the zodiac – lasting until July, 2010 – were then taken over by three divisive, Jupiter-Saturn oppositions followed by three potentially uplifting, Jupiter-Uranus conjunctions all happening from May, 2010, to March, 2011.
It was during the December, 2010/January, 2011 time-period that a Tunisian man immolated himself – causing a revolt in that North African country in January of this year. And it was on January 4, 2011 that Jupiter – the largest planet in our solar system – uniting with Uranus in late-Pisces, made the revolutionary and radical nature of the first of the outer planets bigger, stronger and more explosive within humanity.
By March 11, 2011, Uranus entered Aries – the archetypal sign of spring and fiery, new beginnings – for a 7+ year cycle. On that fateful day, a devastating earthquake and tsunami shook Northeastern Japan – simultaneously creating a nuclear power plant disaster that is still unresolved. (Uranus rules Uranium and, as such, is the key planet associated with the fission process and the hazards of radioactivity.) Ten days later – on March 21, 2011 – the closest Sun-Uranus merger in the last 335 years occurred at the Zero Point of the zodiac (0 degrees of Aries). It is this event – beyond anything else happening astrologically – that is the cause or genesis of this year’s series of revolutionary movements springing up on Spaceship Earth. The reason is that the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere acts as a birthing moment for the 12-month cycle of what will come afterwards.
Fast Forward to September-October 2011
Now that we know what is behind this revolutionary fervor, a key question remains: Why is the current Occupy Wall Street protest gaining such a rapidly-spreading following? The answer comes from a remarkable astrological synchronicity. Whenever celestial bodies station or stop in the sky – pausing in their shift from direct to retrograde motion or the reverse – they are at their most powerful to influence earthlings. And whenever the Moon comes along – during the next few weeks after the station – to make the first conjunction with the celestial body that stopped in the sky, the masses are stirred to an enormous degree by the archetypal themes and qualities coming from the recently-stationed celestial body.
This is almost akin to a celestial magic act, conveyed by invisible and psychic energy-fields, because there is a specific and clear sequence of transferred power going on from planet or asteroid to the Moon, and then to human beings on Earth. For example, on the weekend that Occupy Wall Street first began (September 17, 2011), initially Pluto (on Friday September 16) and then Vesta (on Saturday September 17) stopped their retrograding in the sky, paused, and began to shift into direct motion. Pluto (having a lot to do with conception and planting of seeds, extremes, the underworld, repressed emotions, greed, corruption, as well as Plutocracy and government by the wealthy) was located in strong-willed, pragmatic Capricorn while Vesta (having much to do with safety and security, home/shelter and the housing industry – including foreclosures – and, most importantly, the global investment community) was located in the more activist, team-spirited, universal air sign of Aquarius. [Chart above/left is a thumbnail that can be clicked on to enlarge.]
What first seemed like a fizzled-out protest in lower Manhattan, only drawing about 1,000 individuals on Saturday, September 17, suddenly shape-shifted into a shocking national movement this past week (Monday, October 3, to Saturday, October 8) and this was primarily due to the catalytic force of the Moon first uniting with Pluto on October 3 and then uniting with Vesta on October 5. By the latter date, President Obama was being asked questions about the Occupy Wall Street protests, Vice President Biden was responding to the press with some of his opinions on the movement, and cities such as Philadelphia, Atlanta, Charlotte, Austin and even here in Eugene, Oregon, were responding with very similar demonstrations.
What to Expect Next…
The Occupy Wall Street organizers chose September 17 to start their protest because the U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. They want to start a new democracy movement to fight against the corruption, greed, war-mongering and tyranny they believe stems from the 1% of the super-rich and all-powerful attempting to control everyone else. Hence, the numerous signs reading: We are the 99%. And in many respects they do represent the left-wing (Uranian) answer to the right-wing Tea Party advocates (Saturn) who have been far more vocal, given the fact that those Saturn-Uranus oppositions started when the Republican Party stalwart (McCain) lost to the Uranian radical-change agent (Obama) in the “Change You Can Believe In” campaign.
(Note: President Obama, a Sun-sign Leo, is very Uranian and revolutionary in his being – even if he has not appeared so in his role as President of the United States. He is born with Aquarius Rising, giving Uranus the rulership of his birthchart, and his natal Uranus in Leo is closely united with the fate and destiny-ruling Lunar North Node. Likewise, Abraham Lincoln was an Aquarian Sun President with Uranus united with his Lunar North Node. Franklin D. Roosevelt was an Aquarian Sun President with Uranus rising in Virgo in his first house of self-expression. John F. Kennedy was a Gemini Sun President whose Sun was right on America’s Uranus from July 4, 1776, while JFK’s Uranus was also stationary. These four presidents are the top Uranian leaders that have reached the upper echelons of our system of government.)
What the masses of Americans and people around the globe don’t realize is that Uranus – via its retrograde motion since July 9 – is swinging back to reach the potent Zero Point of 0 degrees of Aries in the zodiac during most of November, all of December, and in the first week of January, 2012. What this means is that at the Winter Solstice on December 21 – 22 of this year, the Sun will not be united with Uranus in the sky (as was the case at this past Spring), but the Sun in Capricorn, with Pluto close by, will form a precise, 90-degree square to Uranus in Aries. This may lead to an upcoming national and international winter of our discontent while also setting the stage for a seven-fold series of rare Uranus-Pluto squares from Aries to Capricorn – from June 24, 2012, to March 16, 2015. These 90-degree sky patterns of outer planets mirror a similar five-fold series of Uranus-Pluto squares from Aries to Cancer – from April, 1932, to January, 1934, during the dark days of The Great Depression and the simultaneous appearance of President FDR, the New Deal legislation, and a national campaign to put people back to work.
The reason the media is calling our current economic doldrums The Great Recession is that they are picking up on this similarity between Uranus-Pluto square formations separating the 80-years between the start of the 1930s and the start of this decade in 2011. It appears that the Occupy Wall Street movement contains considerable power to change the values and social activities of large numbers of Americans, since Venus and Uranus just happened to be in a potent opposition on September 17 when the occupiers first met in Lower Manhattan. In addition, both of these celestial bodies were very close to exactly squaring America’s Venus in Cancer from July 4, 1776, and our initial Declaration of Independence. Venus represents our social bonds, personal values, savings in the bank and the money in our wallets when we act as consumers – plus our connection to land and home ownership – while Uranus stands for the shocking, surprising revolutionary forces that attempt to upset the status-quo and create a brave, New World once the shattering of the old forms and structures in society have occurred.
Meanwhile, as all of our lives continue to undergo a hodge-podge of revolutionary shifts on the social, political and economic fronts here on Earth, the Dawn spacecraft (a technological marvel designed by our brightest minds) methodically continues in its year-long mission to map out the surface of the asteroid Vesta – the cosmic symbol of our attempt to understand the evolutionary forces at work regarding our sense of home and hearth, safety and security, and the gradual transformation of the global investment community into a more selfless, altruistic field of human endeavor.
Copyright 2011 by Mark Lerner and Great Bear Enterprises, Ltd. All rights reserved.

The Dawn Spacecraft Orbits Vesta

Part II of the Mundane Astrology Feature

By Mark Lerner

As America appears to be careening toward a national debt-ceiling crisis that could alter our status as the world’s number one economic power, and as sovereign debt problems plague various European nations, something has been occurring in the solar system that few people on Earth have recognized.

The Dawn spacecraft – launched on September 27, 2007 – is about to arrive at the brightest asteroid Vesta tomorrow (Friday July 15), begin to orbit this ancient goddess of home, hearth, safety and security, and spend a year taking high-resolution photographs of this enigmatic celestial body that is about 330 miles wide.

It is hoped that our astronomers will find out why Vesta is so bright, whether it has magnetic properties, what is the darkened area around its equator, and all kinds of secrets about its elemental make-up – helping us determine some of the mysteries of the creation of our solar system.

Not Just Any Asteroid

Along with Ceres, Pallas and Juno, Vesta is one of the first four asteroids to be discovered (between 1801 and 1807). It was Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers who discovered Vesta on the evening of March 29, 1807 when the asteroid was located at 29 degrees and 01 minutes of the sign of Virgo. This zodiacal placement will play an astounding role in the history of humanity ever since as I will explain as we move forward in this article and Part III. [It is noteworthy that 5 years earlier – in 1802 – Olbers also discovered the asteroid Pallas.]

Discover of Vesta (Chart)

As explained in Part I, Vesta’s archetypes and qualities are not just associated with home and hearth, safety and security, but with a high range of themes concerning insurance rates and coverage, soul-sister relationships and sisterhoods, the Eternal Flame (signifying the life-force of ancient temple magic, city-states, tribes and nations), protective agencies (like the police and fire departments, and emergency/ambulance services), secret and arcane organizations (such as the FBI, CIA, NSA, Secret Service, and even the KKK and Nazis), embassies, “turf wars,” and – last but not least – the Investment Community (including stock, bond, real-estate, precious metal and commodity markets).

As Above, So below…

The ancient axiom of spiritual astrology – coming from Hermes Trismegistus of ancient Egypt – is As Above, So Below, what’s true in the greater universe or macrocosm is reflected in truth in the smaller universe or microcosm.

With Dawn gradually approaching Vesta during these past few weeks, the debt-ceiling crisis in America – threatening to destroy our AAA-credit and AAA-bond ratings – has been akin to a tsunami wave of financial disaster, bringing with it the potential for a global investment cataclysm.

When Voyager II arrived at Uranus in late January 1986, the Challenger space shuttle exploded. [Uranus – when negative – rules aviation, shock waves, and technological breakdowns.] When Voyager II then swept past Neptune in the summer/fall of 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, Germany was reunited, the Communist tyrant of Romania (Nicolae Ceausescu) was toppled from power, and the Soviet Union began to dissolve. [Neptune – when negative – rules dissolution, chaos, and the shadow sides of Communism.]

For decades I have watched our space missions with excitement – simultaneously realizing that as each human-designed craft reached a planet, the themes-archetypes-qualities of that planet would be revealed in dramatic fashion throughout our lives on Earth.

The United States Secret Service

To reveal the crucial importance of Vesta in all of our lives, I am also including the Noon chart for the birth of the United States Secret Service from July 5, 1865. In an odd coincidence or synchronicity, the legislation that would create the USSS was on President Abraham Lincoln’s desk on the night he went to Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. (April 14, 1865) when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Secret Service (Noon Chart)

Our Secret Service was originally founded to combat counterfeiting due to the large number of banks, producing vastly different types of currencies, during and just after the Civil War. This battle against counterfeiting is strongly associated with the investment/financial theme of Vesta.

Later on – after the assassination of President McKinley – the Secret Service became much more involved in protecting (another major keyword for Vesta) the life of the president as well as the first family.

Shocks to the System

When President Lincoln was murdered – because he did not choose to have his replacement bodyguard close by in the second half of that evening’s performance of Our American Cousin – the largest planet in the sky, Jupiter, stopped its direct motion at 29 degrees and 01 minutes of Sagittarius, precisely squaring the discovery placement of Vesta at 29 degrees and 01 minutes of Virgo.

On that fateful evening in our nation’s capital, the planet of acting as well as nebulosity – Neptune – was right on top of President Lincoln’s natal Vesta in Aries. Meanwhile, later in 1865 – within 24 hours of America’s annual Solar Return – when the Secret Service was commissioned inside our Treasury Department, the asteroid Vesta returned to its discovery placement in the last degree of Virgo from March 29, 1807.

Therefore, perhaps more so than any protective agency in America, the Secret Service acts as a supreme agent of Vesta and needs to make absolutely sure it preserves, protects and defends the people we elect to high office.

In Part III

There is much more to this story, and to what the Dawn mission in the asteroid belt will be telling us about the real nature of Vesta as well as the destiny and fate of our global investment community within humanity – not to mention the pertinent themes of housing values, foreclosures, interest and insurance rates, and national safety and security measures.

In addition, I will show how President Kennedy’s assassination (when Vesta exactly opposed the USA Uranus, and was involved in a rare Pythagorean Triangle) was linked to the shadow side of Vesta, the failures of the Secret Service, and the life and death of President Lincoln.

Furthermore, a series of dates coming up during the next few months will be presented, when transiting Vesta and/or other celestial bodies are most active – especially in the charts for America (now experiencing transiting Vesta in Aquarius square its natal Vesta in Taurus), President Obama as well as other world leaders who need to make sure they stay well-protected during the volatile economic/investment environment that is taking hold on Earth at this time.

For more information on the Dawn mission to Vesta and eventually on to the largest asteroid Ceres in 2015, visit (and go to the section on Current Missions).

Update on Sunday July 17: NASA confirms today that Dawn is indeed orbiting Vesta. This is the first time any spacecraft from Earth has moved into an orbit around an asteroid. In the meantime, the American and European financial/investment debt crises are reaching a critical stage while in Germany, Japan has just defeated America in the FIFA World Women’s Soccer Championships. Sisterhood is perhaps the most heart-centered and natural essence of Vesta as a universal principle. Thus, as humanity’s technological skills bring us to the doorstep of illuminating the ancient mysteries associated with the Vesta archetype, two sisterhoods in sports faced off in a spectacular finale broadcast live around the globe, and — with this event — synchronistically taking place in the nation where Vesta was originally discovered!

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