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Birthchart for Rebecca Zahau – birth time unknown:
Chart Pattern: Seesaw (striving for balance) defined by oppositions (conflicts, contradictions, polarities) and adjusting as well as complementing aspects
By adding the asteroids the pattern clusters on one side, blending the energies into groupings of conjunctions and stelliums
Pattern of nourishing:
– Jupiter Rx at the last degree of Cancer is disposited by the Moon in Libra
– Venus conjunct Pallas in Aquarius is dispositor of the Moon
– Saturn Rx in Virgo opposite Ceres, Mars and Vesta in Pisces
– Who was Rebecca?
– What was her role in the death of young Max?
– Why did her marriage not work out?
– Considering her traditional, religious upbringing, why did she date Jonah Shacknai when she was still married? Did her parents know about that and did they approve? What does that tell about her “love principle”?
– Who had reason to hate her?
Chart for the time her death was called in:
– transiting Moon at the last degree of Sagittarius quincunx her natal Jupiter Rx in Cancer and in mutual reception; transiting Moon semi-square her natal Venus-Pallas conjunction in Aquarius
– transiting Venus in Cancer square transiting Saturn in Libra
– transiting Chiron Rx in Pisces semi-sextile transiting Uranus Rx in Aries
– transiting Neptune Rx in Pisces semi-sextile transiting Ceres in Aries
– transiting Sun in Cancer trine natal Uranus Rx in Scorpio, dispositor of her Venus/Pallas, and quincunx natal Neptune in Sagittarius, dispositor over her Pisces energies
– transiting Jupiter in Taurus conjunct her natal Chiron
Secondary Progressions for Rebecca Zahau
Note: Because the birth-time is unknown, the SP Moon cannot be used as a timer or indicator in this case. The same is true for the SP angles of the chart.
– Juno is conjunct Eris, goddess of strife and discord, by secondary progression
– transiting Juno in Virgo quincunx SP Sun in Aries
– transiting Mercury in Leo in adjusting aspects with her SP nodal axis
– SP Mercury at 29+ Pisces
– SP Vesta at 00+ Aries (the personal becomes political – in this case the end of life makes ‘headlines’), aspected by transiting Neptune and Ceres
Solar Arc Directions for Rebecca Zahau:
– SAD Juno at 29+ Aries, square na Jupiter Rx in Cancer, semi-sextile SP Mercury and receiving a trine from the transiting Moon in Sagittarius
– SAD Uranus in Pisces conjunct SP Venus
– transiting Saturn conjunct SAD Saturn; transiting Venus square SAD Saturn
– SAD Mars in Aries conjunct natal Eris and SP Juno
– SAD Chiron in Gemini square natal Ceres in Pisces and trine natal Mercury in Aries
A comprehensive look at what happened to Rebecca Zahau including the numerology is at:
Astrologer Lynne Palmer joined numerologist Ed Peterson today.
Lynne is a noted astrologer, TV and radio personality. A professional astrologer since 1957; international consultant, writer, lecturer, teacher, columnist and researcher. Recipient of PROFESSIONAL ASTROLOGERS 1976 annual award for outstanding contribution to the Art and Science of Astrology. Biographical sketch in Who’s Who of American Women, The Directory of Distinguished Americans, Contemporary Personalities of the World, Who’s Who of the West -Who’s Who’s in the World – Who’s Who in America.
First to initiate marathon crash courses.
First to tape Sun sign yearly forecasts on videocassettes –for MCA Star Signs ’86
The only astrologer in the world who predicted to Avoid: Terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 in her book, astrological Almanac for 2001. (This book was printed and released to bookstores in July 2000.)
MEMBER: AFTRA, American Federation of Astrologers.
Astrology and Nuclear power
Astrological factors connected with the up rise and problems of nuclear industry
This report was presented on the 8th national astrological conference of the Bulgarian Astrological Association on the 11.06.2011
Author: Kiril Stoycheff
The reason to do this research was the nuclear crisis in Fukushima nuclear power plant. When it comes to a nuclear accident, the first thing that comes to my mind is the date 26.04.1986, Chernobyl, the explosion of its fourth reactor due to human mistake. In Fukushima the reason for the accident was the massive earthquake with a magnitude of 9 on the Richter scale. But when we are doing an astrological research on an event we must start from the beginning, the moment of “birth”.
In 20.12.1951 at the National laboratory of the Ministry of Energy, USA for the first time a nuclear reactor produces enough electricity to power up a simple four 100watt lamp system.
Here is the astrological chart of that moment:
Let us now see the astrological chart when the accident in Chernobyl occurred:
Now let’s see if the two charts have any similar aspects. Yes they have, there is a sextile aspect between Pluto and Neptune, on the 20.12.1951, its orb is 0.00, on the 26.04.1986, its 0.14.
I have reviewed Chernobyl chart many times but always underestimated this aspect because it could be observed in almost every astrological chart made for the period between 1945 and 1995.
The key is the exact sextile of 60.00 degrees between Pluto and Neptune when nuclear energy was “born”.
I started to study the cycle of these two planets, which is the longest one in the mundane astrology – 492 years. Pluto has been related to nuclear energy but Neptune, till this moment has never been so far. Everyone knows about the element Plutonium but few, that there is an element Neptunium, a radioactive metal, which is the first trans-uranium element to be found. I would say that the role of Neptune in astrology is not so widely researched, so I will bring up something new about it.
The conjunction of the two planets on 02.08.1891 represents the beginning of the cycle. The chart below shows the exact moment:
We see the conjunction forms a sextile aspect with the Sun. Using Symbolic Directions, where 1 degree = 1 year, we see that 1891+60=1951 – the year when nuclear power is “born”.
This key is applicable to other important moments as the birth of nuclear energy, Hiroshima bombing, and the accident in Chernobyl.
In the chart above, Hiroshima bombing, we can see the directed Saturn is in an aspect square with Mars, 0.30 orb.
In the chart above, the moment when nuclear energy was born, the directed Neptune and Pluto are in a conjunction with Mars 0.04 orb.
The chart above shows the conjunction between Neptune and Pluto in 1891 drawn with the coordinates for the location of Chernobyl. We can see that the directed Pluto and Neptune form a exact conjunction at the cusp of the 8th house, and its ruler – Mercury is in a exact opposition (0.22 orb) with the conjunction.
If we put the transit charts for these dates on the chart from the conjunction in 1891 we will again find exact aspects that will match the events.
The question is could we used this chart to predict the accident in Fukushima?
Let us see – we build a direction for the date 11.03.2011
The accident happened 120 years after the beginning of the cycle (1891), so most of the directed aspects are trines. We see a directed Mars in opposition with the conjunction of Neptune and Pluto from 1891, a negative aspect with an orb of 0.03 on the day of the accident 11.03.2011.
Therefore from an astrological point of view, a nuclear accident can be predicted but it is far more difficult to anticipate where it will happen.
If we make a chart of the conjunction from 1891 with coordinates of the capital of the country we are interested in (in our case this is Japan/Tokyo), the results are very interesting. The cardinal axes of the chart will play the role of factors that will determine the location of the event (The accident in Fukushima).
The directed Ascendant is in conjunction with Uranus (0.08orb). This is an aspect that predicts a sudden and devastating tragedy will affect Japan.
Let us see if the method works with another date – 06.08.1945 – Hiroshima bombing.
In this case Mercury, the ruler of the Ascendant and the IC, is in conjunction with Uranus (0.06 orb) and Mars is in square with Saturn with 0.30 orb. Again this tells us that a sudden and devastating event on the territory of Japan might happen.
However if we want to predict future locations where nuclear accident might occur using this method, we need to make charts for every country producer of nuclear power and study their aspects. This would require a huge amount of efforts and work but it is not impossible.
Phases of the Neptune-Pluto cycle:
Every cycle has phases that include major and minor aspects that the planets form. The conjunction of Pluto and Neptune and its following minor aspects till sextile are connected with a series of scientific discoveries which enable the development of nuclear industry (nuclear bombs and power plants).
Conjunction – beginning of the cycle: 02.08.1891
-1895 Wilhelm Roentgen discovers the roentgen rays.
-1896 French scientist Henri Becquerel discovers the radioactivity.
-1896 Marie Curie studies the ability of Uranium ores to ionize air. She and Pier Curie manage to measure the intensity of the radioactive rays.
These discoveries mark the beginning of the nuclear era.
Semi-sextile 30 degrees – 1915-1919
-December 1915 Einstein publicities his Relativity Theory.
-June 1919 Ernest Rutherford discovers, that the atom’s nucleus (in his case Nitrogen) when irradiated with alpha-particles transforms in a nucleus of another chemical element (in his case oxygen). This is the world’s first synthesized nuclear reaction.
Semi-square 45 degrees – 1930-1933
-1932 The discovery of the neutron and the process of nuclear fission.
-1933 Ernest Rutherford and M. Olyphant prove the law concerning the mass and energy in nuclear reactions.
Septile 51`25 degrees – 1937-1941
-1938 Otto Hahn splits the Uranium atom using neutrons and performs the process of fission of the chemical element Uranium.
-A series of discoveries follow up, that later help for the creating of the atomic bomb.
-1941 the element Plutonium is found and project Manhattan begins (dedicated to making the first atomic bomb).
Sextile 60 degrees – the most lasting aspect.
Chronology of the aspect:
-1945 – the aspect goes into 3 degree orb.
-22.01.1950 – first exact aspect.
-1950-1956 – series of exact aspects.
-1976-1986 – series of exact aspects.
-May 1986 – the last exact aspect of the 20th century.
-1994 – moves out of the 3 degree orb.
-2020 – enters in a 3 degree orb again.
-2026-2032 – again series of exact aspects.
The graphic shows the sextile of Pluto and Neptune and the events connected with the exact aspect. The place where the sine wave crosses the horizontal line is the moment of a exact sextile.
Red line – the birth of nuclear energy – 20.12.1951, 0.00 orb.
Yellow line – The first nuclear accident with a reactor – a partial meltdown of the core of a Uranium reactor in Canada, 0.07 orb.
Blue line – The first fully operational NPP (Soviet Union) – 27.06.1954 – 0.07 orb.
Green line – The first serious industrial accident, Kishtim, SU – 29.09.1957 – 0.04 orb and another nuclear accident in Great Britain on the 07.10.1957 – 0.09 orb.
An interesting fact is that, when NPP Chernobyl opened and started to be exploited on the 26.09.1977, Neptune and Pluto again form a exact sextile aspect of 60.00 degrees!
Another interesting thing is that on the first exact aspects of a serie, the event is kind of positive but on the last exact aspect the event is negative, for example the accidents in Kishtim and Chernobyl.
-Now Neptune and Pluto are again in a aspect septile – 51`25
-2002-2011 – Time for scientific discoveries but for nuclear accidents also.
-11.03.2011 – septile Neptune/Pluto, 0.20 orb – the Fukushima crisis, marked with a red line. The accident happens only a month after the exact septile in the series of septiles between Neptune and Pluto from 2002 to 2011. Again we can confirm that the last exact aspect is critical.
We can predict the near future of the nuclear industry by the repeated aspect septile in 1937-1941, 2002-2011 and the repeated aspect sextile in 2026-2032.
The discoveries from the first period prepare us for the nuclear era, the discoveries from the second; prepare us for the thermonuclear era. On 26.11.2006 in Paris the contract for the project ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) was signed. The astrological aspect between Neptune and Pluto at that time is septile – 0.12 orb and it is marked on the graph with a green line.
ITER is an international project, aiming to demonstrate scientific and technical capabilities to create a controllable thermonuclear synthesis. The contract is signed by the EU, USA, Japan, China, India, South Korea and Russia. The advantage of this synthesis is the usage of Deuterium found in unlimited quantities in sea water as an energy source. Moreover it is an ecological safe way to produce energy.
An interesting fact is that the first researches on the thermonuclear synthesis began in 1951-1956 when Neptune and Pluto had a series of exact sextiles.
The nuclear reactors today produce energy by using the fission of uranium (a heavy metal with a high atomic number). In the thermonuclear process light elements merge, and a vast amount of energy is released. Similar processes occur in our Sun and in the cores of the other stars. Our goal now is to control this process here on Earth. When will it happen?
Knowing the aspects of Neptune and Pluto I assume that it will happen in the period between the years 2026-2032 because the next sextiles will occur then.
The far future:
From 2061 to 2065 there will be a series of square aspects between Neptune and Pluto. In my opinion the last nuclear reactor will shut down then but we will have to handle the problems that the radioactive waste will cause. I expect that there will be serious environmental issues due to cataclysms or human mistake.
• The cycle of the planets Pluto and Neptune is the main astrological indicator for the development of nuclear industry.
• The chart when the two planets conjunct on 02.08.1891 can be used to predict future events concerning nuclear industry.
• The role of Neptune in the mundane astrology is underestimated and it must be further studied.
My name is Kiril Stoycheff, I am born in the far ninety seventy on the fourteenth of November, I am Scorpio and I am sure that this means a lot to those who study astrology. I started studying astrology about twenty years ago, after the fall of the Iron Curtain, when astrological books became available in Bulgaria. I never imagined I would become an astrologer; it was more of a hobby for me, a way for self-improvement and spiritual growth.
My first encounter with astrology.
When I was a student, I was interested in astronomy and was convinced that astrology was nothing but superstitions. Once a friend of mine asked me what is my zodiac sign. “Scorpio” I said, but I don’t believe in astrology. He told me that he red in a book the characteristics of people born under the sign of Scorpio and that I matched the description perfectly. I told to myself “it couldn’t be! I have to read this book”. It was named Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs. After I red the book I decided that astrology is something big and I have to start studying it.
My latest researches and interests are about predictions of earthquakes, hurricanes, accidents and epidemics using astrological methods.
I run astrological courses, publish a magazine and I have written two books. In the first one, “Evolution of the relationship”, I talk about ways to improve your relationship, using the power of astrology
In the second one “Six days to achieve anything you want” I explain how we can accomplish all of our goals using the astrological knowledge. In both of them, I share my personal experience as a consultant astrologer.
At the moment, my books are translated in English, soon they will be available on the internet as e-books. For now, only my blog is available in English, there I have published some of my resent researches.
Astrology is a way for man to explore himself and the Universe!
The FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011 comes to a conclusion on Sunday, with two-time world champions USA bidding to complete a hat-trick of titles against the technically accomplished Japanese, who are making their first appearance in the Final and have yet to record a win against the Americans.
It promises to be a tight encounter between two evenly matched sides who reached the final in identical style: the Stars and Stripes recording a 3-1 semi-final win over France, and the Japanese beating Sweden by the same scoreline.
Minute-by-minute analysis of the Women’s World Cup final between the Americans and Japanese. The Journal’s Matthew Futterman and Laura Stevens are in Germany for the game, while Yoree Koh contributes from Japan and David Goldenberg provides commentary on the match and ESPN telecast.
For Japan, heroes abound. Besides the captain Sawa, the keeper Kaihori was a wall all day and knocked back two great shots in the shootout. Miyama got a goal after leading the attack much of the day, and Ando kept the U.S. team on its heels with her dangerous runs all day. Japan is certainly the biggest underdog winner in World Cup history — men’s or women’s.
The U.S. women are rightly devastated. They played one of their best games on the biggest stage, but to no avail. Homare Sawa brought her team back and totally outclassed the Americans in the shootout.
Kumagai up to win. And she does! What a comeback from Japan, your 2011 Women’s World Cup champion. That was magnificent. The Japanese never gave up even after going down twice.
Wambach scores. 2-1, Japan.
Sakaguchi scores to put Japan up 2-0. Solo got a hand on it but couldn’t push it out. Now the U.S. has to score.
Tobin Heath’s shot gets blocked, as well. Not a great shot, but a great block by Kaihori. The Americans look like novices here.
Lloyd’s goes high! But then Nagasato’s shot gets blocked by Solo. Japan is still up 1-0. Wow.
Miyama uses trickery to roll it in past Solo. Japan has the 1-0 edge.
Solo swings her arms as she walks up for her turn.
Shannon Boxx is going first. And she misses! Wow. She went to the same side as she did against Brazil — and a great kick save from Kaihori.
Everyone in the bar stands up and waits in trepidation, arms around each other.
U.S. kicks first.
Who’s going to take the kick Rapinoe took against Brazil? Japan is up first in this shootout.
The commentators’ worst fears have come true. It may not be fair, but it’s pretty exciting.
Solo is on the field receiving medical attention. She looks like she’s in pain. Medics are wrapping her knee. Not what the U.S. wants to see right before penalty kicks.
A good shot from Lloyd is blocked, and Heath’s follow-up is blocked as well. Bring on the PKs!
Red card! Azusa Iwashimizu takes down Morgan from behind right outside the box as she had an open path to the goal.
As Mana Iwabuchi comes in as a substitute, Abby Wambach gets a great service from Heather O’Reilly to her feet — but kicks it way over the goal.
It’s all about Sawa. “Sawa, we’ll give you all kinds of awards when you come home,” says one red-faced fan.
That was a gutsy goal by the captain. She has scored more goals than anyone else in the tournament with five. PKs coming now?
It’s more wild here than before — just a mish-mash of crazed shouts.
Goal! Homare Sawa with an amazing header on the ensuing corner. In her fifth World Cup, she scores a beauty.
Sawa puts a great ball through for Kinga, who catches Solo off her line. Rampone, though, runs back and clears the ball off the line for a corner. Solo looks a bit hurt from her effort.
Tobin Heath comes in for Rapinoe. I’m not sure why, though, besides for wasting time with a substitution. Rapinoe had another great day.
There’s another miscommunication for the U.S. at the back as Rapinoe and Lloyd run into each other and leave the ball in front of the wide-open goal. No Japanese player takes advantage, though. That was a close one for the Americans.
Despite their long odds, the Japanese don’t look panicked. They keep building up slowly, though they’re bringing their defenders up now.
An eerily similar play to Japan’s earlier goal as the ball bounces around in the six-yard box. This time, though, the U.S. clears it out.
Can the U.S. hold on? The Americans seem to be shrinking back into their defensive shell, which is what cost them a goal in the second half.
Fans are linking up here, but it’s quiet.
The players run in for a sip of water as the goalies change sides.
That’s four headers for goals in four games for the beast in the air. Darke called it another Wambach winner, and Foudy just suggested that if the Americans win, U.S. Soccer will have to bronze Wambach’s head.
The crowd goes wild! Jumping, hugging, waving of American flags. Flashes are going off across the stadium as everyone captures the moment on their cameras. “U-S-A!! U-S-A!!”
Goal! Wambach gets a great serve from Morgan and hits it in with — what else? – her head!
We’re not the only ones captivated by this match. The White House just released a photo of Barack Obama and his family tuning in, too.
O’Reilly makes another good run and serves it to Wambach, who gets stonewalled in front of the goal. The U.S. looks like the aggressors so far in extra time.
Miyama, who scored Japan’s lone goal, gets a yellow for a hard tackle. Amy Rodriguez and Stephanie Cox start warming up on the sideline for the Americans.
Morgan and Solo seem to be the two players with the most star power tonight. They both get the crowd roaring like no one else.
Morgan gets away again and looks like she might get another strike. She does, but it’s a bit too far wide.
The Americans are dominating possession in extra time, but they do seem a bit tired. Time for a substitute?
The U.S. starts quickly in extra time by earning a corner and two quick headers on goal from Wambach, but Kaihori gets them both.
Here we go! Excited fans are cheering. Air horns are going off to the beat of a drum.
The Japanese players are lying all over the field getting treatment, while the U.S. is huddled up. Does it say anything about how tired the respective teams are? Chastain seems to think so. While we’re talking about the announcers, everyone in the studio seems to hate the idea of penalty kicks. I think fans like them more than former players.
Standing ovation from the crowd as regulation ends. The U.S. team huddles up on the field. The Japanese players’ legs are being shaken out by trainers.
Sameshima gets free, but O’Reilly tracks her down to end regulation. We’re headed for extra time!
Two minutes of extra time draws cheers here.
Sakaguchi gets an opportunity but shoots it far left. Two minutes of extra time left.
Lots of nerves all around with both teams getting sloppy. No major chances in these last minutes of regulation so far.
The tension is building here in the stadium, but the crowd is loving it. Both teams are getting equal love when they get close to scoring or steal the ball.
Rapinoe’s kick is well-defended again, but the US is still on the offensive side of the field. The Americans are serving crosses all over the box, but Japan seems composed.
Lloyd makes a great run from midfield but gets stopped in the box. The U.S., though, is pressing forward and has earned a corner.
Another breakdown from the Americans as Japan keeps up the attack.
The bat breaks into the cheer song for the Sendai soccer team — one of the cities Tohoku affected by the earthquake and tsunami.
The crowd in Frankfurt goes wild again! Tons of screaming, flashes, air horns and Japanese flags waving!
Madness! Everyone breaks into “Nippon, nippon!”
Goal! Miyama takes advantage of a terrible clear by Buehler and Krieger. Miyama does well to finish it off.
The teams are playing to a sold-out crowd: 48,817 people.
Can the U.S. hold on for 15 more minute? Julie Foudy seems a bit nervous, despite her supposed impartiality as a commentator.
If ever stress were a reason to smoke: Almost everyone in the bar lit up right after Morgan’s goal.
The U.S. scored, but Japan is now on the attack. A few shots by sub Yuki Nagasato and the Japanese captain Homare Sawa are keeping the American defenders on their toes.
Morgan, the 22-year-old soccer prodigy, has not been intimidated by the greatest stage. She had an awesome (and similar) goal to put away France in the semis, and now this. She has tons of confidence.
And there it is. Fans are bemoaning Japan’s speed. But they’re still holding onto hope: “It’s OK, we still have 20 minutes,” mutter some spectators.
The stadium goes wild: jumping, cheering, air horns, flashes! American flags waving everywhere as the screen flashes “TOR! GOAL!”
Goal! Morgan gets a great feed from Rapinoe on a counter attack. She takes a terrific touch to beat Kumagai, then slots it past Kaihori. Beautiful shot. She makes Sundhage’s decision to put her in at halftime look very smart.
Virtually a permanent fixture at the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking in the last three years, USA are looking to cement their status as one of the pre-eminent sides in the women’s game by winning their third world crown. Although their last FIFA Women’s World Cup™ title came back in 1999, the Americans won Olympic gold at Athens 2004 and again at Beijing 2008, and are strongly fancied to return to the top of the podium at Germany 2011.
The road to Germany
The two-time world champions reached the finals the hard way. An unexpected 2-1 defeat to Mexico in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF qualifying event denied them a direct ticket to Germany and meant they had to fight it out for the last available berth with Italy in a play-off. Alex Morgan’s injury-time strike gave them a 1-0 win in a tight first leg in Padua, with Amy Rodriguez scoring the only goal of the return leg to confirm the Stars and Stripes’ safe passage.
The star players
After the retirement of evergreen Kristine Lilly, Shannon Boxx takes over as the heartbeat and inspiration of the side, with a clutch of ambitious youngsters providing a talented supporting cast. Goalkeeping has always been one of the Americans’ strong suits and even though star shotstopper Hope Solo is an injury worry, Nicole Barnhart has proved herself a very able deputy. Striker Abby Wambach can be relied upon to carry a potent threat, while young forward Alex Morgan will be looking to fulfil the rich promise she showed at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Chile 2008.
Not many of the coaches plying their trade at Germany 2011 have career records quite as impressive as Pia Sundhage. Aside from a spell with Lazio in Italy, the Swede spent all her playing career in her homeland, winning four Swedish league winners medals and four cup winners medals. In making 146 appearances for her country, she scored 71 goals and played at two FIFA Women’s World Cups (1991 – where Sweden finished third – and 1995) and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. She also helped the Scandinavians win the European title in 1984.
After a stint as player-coach with Hammarby IF DFF she retired in 1996, whereupon she went to coach in the WUSA, winning the league in 2003 with Boston Breakers. An assistant to China coach Marika Domanski-Lyfors at the last FIFA Women’s World Cup finals, she then took charge of the USA team, steering them to success at the 2008 Algarve Cup and at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament at Beijing later that year.
Previous FIFA Women’s World Cups
USA have appeared in every FIFA Women’s World Cup finals to date. The only FIFA tournament they have ever failed to qualify for in any age category was the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Trinidad and Tobago 2010.
The Americans have never finished outside the top three at the world finals. Crowned world champions in 1991 and 1999, they took third place in 1995, 2003 and 2007.
2 – The number of games USA have lost in 66 outings since their semi-final exit at China 2007: against Norway in the opening match of the gold-medal-winning campaign at Beijing 2008, and that Germany 2011 qualifier against Mexico. Of their remaining games, they have won 58 and drawn six.
What they said
“Things have really changed since FIFA started the U-17 and U-20 Women’s World Cups. In the qualifiers, for example, we played against Costa Rica and Guatemala and they were both very technical. Technique is very important to the future of this sport and it’s something we need to work on in this country. We need players who are more technical. Standards have improved a lot and it’s going to get harder and harder to stay at the top of the Ranking. We’re doing what we can though,” USA coach Pia Sundhage, after her side finally reached Germany 2011.
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Japan’s star continues to rise in global terms, not that the Nadeshiko have been poor performers in the past. Consistently strong showings at youth World Cups in recent years have seen their senior national team stocked with solid depth across all positions. An unlucky group stage elimination at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup was followed by an equally unfortunate penalty shoot-out defeat in the final of the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. Fast and technical approach play will test any team and Japan will be quietly confident of success after years of underachievement where they have reached the knockout stage on just one occasion.
The road to Germany
Though only finishing third in the 2010 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, the Japanese impressed as much as any team at the eight-nation tournament in China. The Nadeshiko won four of their five matches in the highly competitive Asian qualifying competition, including a group encounter against Korea DPR and the crucial play-off against China. The only failing was an unlucky 1-0 semi-final defeat against eventual champions Australia in which the team created a host of goalscoring opportunities.
The star players
Japan have an array of attacking talent led by Duisburg forward Kozue Ando who scored three goals in qualifying. Teen sensation Mana Iwabuchi received her much-anticipated first senior call-up in February 2010 with the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup adidas Golden Ball winner scoring a brace in her second outing. The midfield is equally strong with diminutive Aya Miyama already a veteran despite being in her mid 20s. The jewel in the crown remains Homare Sawa, with the captain -whose international strike-rate is a goal every other game – looking to play in her fifth FIFA Women’s World Cup™.
Although only taking the reins in early 2008, Japan coach Norio Sasaki is highly versed in the women’s game. The astute Sasaki has led the Japanese at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and two AFC Women’s Asian Cups, with the team continuing to progress up the world rankings during this period. Sasaki also guided the Nadeshiko to fourth at the 2008 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament as the team reached an unprecedented high.
Previous FIFA Women’s World Cups
2 – Japan scored at least two goals in four of their five qualification matches, the only exception being the 1-0 loss to Australia.
What they said
“We aim to be the FIFA Women’s World Cup champions,” Japan coach Norio Sasaki speaking prior to the 2010 AFC Women’s Asian Cup.
Abby Wambach was born on June 2nd, 1980 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abby_Wambach
June 2nd, 1980
6 + 2 +1+9+8+0 = 26 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Headers. Headshots. Popularity. In the news. Photos. Photogenic. Telegenic. Charisma. Personality.
June 2nd, 1980
6 + 2 +2+0+1+1 = 12 = her personal year (from June 2nd, 2011 to June 1st, 2012) = Phenomenon. Phenomenal. Reversals.
12 year + 7 (July) = 19 = her personal month (from July 2nd, 2011 to August 1st, 2011) = Radiant. Shining. Beaming. Vitality. Life force. Achievement. Attainment. Accomplishment. It’s my time to shine. Front and center. Achieving success.
19 month + 17 (17th of the month on Sunday July 17th, 2011) = 36 = her personal day = Crushed. Feeling like the weight of the world is on her shoulders.
Lauren Cheney was born on September 30th, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lauren_Cheney
September 30th, 1987
9 + 30 +2+0+1+0 = 42 = her personal year (from September 30th, 2010 to September 29th, 2011) = Everybody loves Lauren.
Amy Rodriguez was born on February 17th, 1987 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Rodriguez
February 17th, 1987
2 + 17 +2+0+1+1 = 23 = her personal year (from February 17th, 2011 to February 16th, 2012) = Athelte. Sports.
23 year + 7 (July) = 30 = her personal month (from July 17th, 2011 to August 16th, 2011) = Having a lot to be thankful for.
30 month + 17 (17th of the month on Sunday July 17th, 2011) = 47 = her personal day = Famous. Internationally known. Everybody knows her name.
Alex Morgan was born on July 2nd, 1989 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Morgan
July 2nd, 1989
7 + 2 +1+9+8+9 = 36 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Crushed. Feeling like the weight of the world is on her shoulders.
Megan Rapinoe was born on July 5th, 1985 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megan_Rapinoe
July 5th, 1985
7 + 5 +2+0+1+1 = 16 = her personal year (from July 5th, 2011 to July 4th, 2012) = Shocks. Surprises. Amazing. Stunning. Unpredictable. Expect the unexpected. Anything can happen.
16 year + 7 (July) = 23 = her personal month (from July 5th, 2011 to August 4th, 2011) = Athlete. Sports.
23 month + 17 (17th of the month on Sunday July 17th, 2011) = 40 = her personal day = Helping out her fellow human being.
Hope Solo was born on July 30th, 1981 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_Solo
July 30th, 1981
7 + 30 +1+9+8+1 = 56 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Tiebreaker. Decisive.
Pia Sundhage was born on February 13th, 1960 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pia_Sundhage
February 13th, 1960
2 + 13 +1+9+6+0 = 31 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Competition. Challenges. Tests. Contests. Contestant. Runner-up. Competitor. Contender. Opponent. Scrimmage. Practice. Training. Trainer. Stir. Catalyst. Reaction. Risk. Striving to be number 1. Personal best. Outdoing yourself. Rising to the challenge. Stirring things up. Stirring the pot. Provoke a reaction. Bring it on. C’mon.
Homare Sawa was born on September 6th, 1978 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homare_Sawa
September 6th, 1978
9 + 6 +1+9+7+8 = 40 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Helping out her fellow human being.
September 6th, 1978
9 + 6 +2+0+1+0 = 18 = her personal year (from September 6th, 2010 to September 5th, 2011) = Surreal.
18 year + 7 (July) = 25 = her personal month (from July 6th, 2011 to August 5th, 2011) = Thrilling. Exciting.
25 month + 17 (17th of the month on Sunday July 17th, 2011) = 42 = her personal day = Everybody loves Homare Sawa.
Kozue Ando was born on July 9th, 1982 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kozue_Ando
July 9th, 1982
7 + 9 +1+9+8+2 = 36 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Crushing [the competition]. Bending over backwards.
Aya Miyama was born on January 28th, 1985 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aya_Miyama
January 28th, 1985
1 + 28 +2+0+1+1 = 33 = her personal year (from January 28th, 2011 to January 27th, 2012) = Courage. Bravery.
33 year + 6 (June) = 39 = her personal month (from June 28th, 2011 to July 27th, 2011) = Perfect. Ideal. Nice.
39 month + 17 (17th of the month on Sunday July 17th, 2011) = 56 = her personal day = Tied the game 1-1. 1-0 tiebreaker in penalty kicks.
Saki Kumagai was born on October 17th, 1990 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saki_Kumagai
October 17th, 1990
10 + 17 +2+0+1+0 = 30 = her personal year (from October 17th, 2010 to October 16th, 2011) = You have a lot to be thankful for.
Mana Iwabuchi was born on March 18th, 1993 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mana_Iwabuchi
March 18th, 1993
3 + 18 +2+0+1+1 = 25 = her personal year (from March 18th, 2011 to March 17th, 2012) = Thrilling. Exciting.
25 year + 6 (June) = 31 = her personal month (from June 18th, 2011 to July 17th, 2011) = Competition. Challenges. Tests. Contests. Contestant. Runner-up. Competitor. Contender. Opponent. Stir. Catalyst. Reaction. Risk. Striving to be number 1. Personal best. Outdoing yourself. Rising to the challenge. Stirring things up. Stirring the pot. Provoke a reaction. Bring it on. C’mon.
Nozomi Yamago was born on January 16th, 1975 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nozomi_Yamago
January 16th, 1975
1 + 16 +2+0+1+1 = 21= her personal year (from January 16th, 2011 to Janauary 15th, 2012) = On the world stage. For all the world to see.
21 year + 7 (July) = 28 = her personal month (from July 16th, 2011 to August 15th, 2011) = Heroine. Unstoppable.
28 month + 17 (17th of the month on Sunday July 17th, 2011) = 45 = her personal day = Intense. Hardcore.
Norio Sasaki was born on May 24th, 1958 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norio_Sasaki
May 24th, 1958
5 + 24 +1+9+5+8 = 52 = his life lesson = what he is here to learn = Keen. Astute. Able to size up people and situations.
Japan was born on February 11, 660 BC according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan
February 11th, 660 BC
2 + 11 +2+0+1+1 = 17 = Japan’s personal year (from February 11th, 2011 to February 10th, 2012) = Inspirational.
17 year + 7 (July) = 24 = Japan’s personal month (from July 11th, 2011 to August 10th, 2011) = Dominating.
24 month + 17 (17th of the month on Sunday July 17th, 2011) = 41 = Japan’s personal day = Melting your heart.
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This is my first blog ever. Never done it before. I decided to wait until my own page is created so that I can have a “home-base” for my blogs so to say. (Moon in Cancer, you know how it is… ;)
Anyway. Hope you’ll like my blog(s), especially because it has taken me a bit longer to write it as it would’ve taken you, technically speaking, because English is not my native language.
I was thinking of publishing my first blog sooner but we had this unfortunate eclipse season and Bill Meridian’s book on eclipses which I had been tasting (with much gusto) during these last weeks, has persuaded me to the contrary. Don’t start new ventures before an eclipse, he says. They’re likely to proceed contrary to expectations. They could be like stillbirths. Oh yeah. I know what you mean Bill. My country (Slovenia) was founded on the day before a partial lunar eclipse (on 26th June 1991) and 14 days before a total solar eclipse, and matters in our country have been going from bad to worse. This was 20 years (roughly one nodal cycle) ago, with this season’s eclipses taking place along the same lines as back then (Gemini/Saggitarius and Cancer/Capricorn), so the bad seeds have grown and are being reaped. An extremely bad economic and especially political situation have led our leaders to announce untimely parliamentary elections next year.
But this is not the subject of this blog. I was going to speak about the this year’s Mars in Gemini transit. It is not just another Mars transit, for the simple reason that it activates some of the “hot” (current) eclipse points. By these I mean the following eclipses – which I’m listing in the zodiacal sequence and not according to the timeline, out of practical reasons:
1. Partial solar eclipse of 25th November 2011
2. Partial solar eclipse of 1st June 2011
3. Total lunar eclipse of 15th June 2011
All of these eclipses take place along the Gemini/Saggitarius axis, therefore the current Mars transit has been and will be activating them until it leaves the last sensitive degree.
Mars has been in Gemini from 21st June this year and will leave the sign on the 3rd of August 2011. During this time, it activates the following degrees (allowing for the fact that eclipses are being activated already several months before they actually happen, and several months after that):
1. Gemini 1-3 (ref. PSE of 25th Nov. 2011 at 2°36′ Saggitarius)
2. Gemini 10-12 (ref. PSE of 1st June 2011 at 11°01′ Gemini)
3. Gemini 24-26 (ref. TLE of 15th June 2011 at 24°23′ Saggitarius)
Before proceeding to the dates when Mars transits these degrees, let me just repeat the fact which is well known to mundane astrologers, namely that astrologers tend to differ in their opinions of just how far these periods of fore- and after- eclipse effects stretch. According to Bill Meridian’s book The Predictive Power of Eclipse Paths, Charles Jayne said that (p. 11) “one was safe assuming that an eclipse had an effect beginning at least 3 months before the phenomena and lasting for 6 months or at least until the next solar eclipse”. Based on my own research, I’d say that we can prolong this period to at least 6 months before an eclipse, especially if it is a total eclipse. Total eclipses are far stronger in their effects than partial eclipses, and they last longer.
OK, let’s see: Mars transitted 0-3 degrees Gemini from 21st to 26th June this year. What happened?
I must admit of having been a bit surprised when I noticed that in this period, a notably stronger-than-usual seizmic activity took place. There was, for example, the 7.2 magnitude earthqake at the Fox Islands (Aleutian Islands) in Alaska on 24th June, among several others which exceeded the 5th degree magnitude (some along the Japanese Honshu east coast, one of 6.1 at Santa Cruz Islands etc.). Since I have been following earthquakes for sime time (and even predicting the increased seismic activity periods quite successfully at my facebook page), I wondered – what happened? Then I realized: it’s the eclipse degree being activated! Seeing that those quakes occured mainly inside the “Ring of Fire” (where they mostly happen anyway), I run the ACG lines for the November 25th eclipse for that part of the world – and what did I see? Uranus exactly on the MC for the Aleutian Islands region! See it for yourself:
It is the same heavenly scenario that played itself out in the case of the catastrophic Japanese earthquake of 11th March this year. I see this earthquake as the activation of the December 21st total lunar eclipse – which, incidentally (or not so incidentally), also had Uranus on the MC, as the picture below shows.
As for why the Japanese earthquake happened exactly on the 11th of March, is not the subject of this blog either. I have researched this matter thoroughly and will publish my findings at some other time, so as not to make this blog unduly long. Earthquakes are a complex matter, astrologically, with several forces being combined and reinforcing each other in each instance. In the above (Aleution) case, for example, the Uranus on MC influence was reinforced by the Mars on MC for the same region, on the ACG map for the June 15th lunar eclipse.
All I wanted to say is that, obviously, eclipses can be activated several months in advance, with Mars often acting as a strong “instigator”.
Let’s go to the next, more recent Mars activation of the eclipse point (the June 1st partial solar eclipse this time), which was roughly between the 4th to 8th July this year when Mars traversed the 10th, 11th and 12th degrees Gemini. This transit coincided with the Moon in perigee which is an extremely important astrological influence (ref. the well-known astrologer Richard Nolle’s site (www.astropro.com), and by the Moon’s crossing of the equator at the same time. Incidentally, the Moon also made a station at its southern latitudinal degree (5° S), so that several factors played a role.
I was prepared for this one, which led me to publish a prediction (on my facebook site) on Monday July 4th that “this week is going to be very stressful on various levels, with extreme weather and the propability of a large earthquake taking place around the middle of the week”. As for the eventual locations, I named several, including New Zealand. On July 6th, exactly in the middle of the week, with Mars at 11° Gemini, the Kermadec Islands (New Zealand region) were shaken by a large earthquake of magnitude 7.6. Below left is the ACG map for this region, set for the June 1st solar eclipse. See the black line running across the northern NZ island? This is Pluto on the descendant line, and Kermadec islands are just a bit further to the northeast.
Pluto lines feature strongly in the earthquake and other natural calamities’ charts – by which I mean eclipse charts related to the disasters. This is confirmed by the next chart (upper right) which shows one black unbroken line – Pluto on the IC – and one broken line on the right handside of it – Uranus on the descendant. This ACG map is for the same June 1st eclipse, set for the Arizona region.
As you probably know, a massive, 50 miles wide dust storm hit Phoenix Arizona on July 5th.
Another “big” story filled the media in the middle of that week: in Orlando, Florida, there was the trial concerning a young woman Casey Anthony, accused of having murdered her 2-year old daughter. On July 6th, she was found NOT guilty, followed by loud protests among those who’d like to see her in jail. Astrologically speaking, her acquittal was to be expected, on account of the simple fact that the ACG chart for Orlando Florida set for the June 1st eclipse – which was, as we now already know, activated by Mars on that day – has Jupiter on the descendant. And the descendant shows, as we probably all know, “the accused” in horary and event charts :)
Watch out for July 25th – 29th 2011!
Let’s proceed to the last eclipse activation by Mars during its trip through Gemini, which will happen between 25th and 29th of July this year. This time, the total lunar eclipse of June 15th 2011 will be activated by Mars transitting the 25th degree of Gemini – the degree opposite the eclipse point. It’s going to be strong, because total eclipses are strong. While this is simple enough to see, it’s not so simple to know what what exactly is going to happen.
The activation of the eclipse degree coincides with the lunar upper maxima on the 26th/27th July – that is, the Moon reaching the northernmost limit during its monthly declination cycle. This is a warning signal, suggesting a probability of another strong earthquake, or at least increased seizmic activity. The Moon will be in apogee on July 28th, another coincidence suggesting heat waves and the possibility of large and devastating fires – especially in the northern hemisphere experiencing summer, of course.
Mentally and psychologically disturbed people with suicidal as well as agressive behavioral tendencies will need to be taken care of. Watch out for the signs of their drastically changing moods!
What regions of the Earth could be affected? There are strong ACG lines over New Zealand region again, suggesting a possibility of increased seizmic activity taking place there again. Uranus and Pluto hovering over the Japanese region (primarily Pluto on the descendant line for the Honshu region) give hints of another sensitive area.
The Californian coast had the Moon, the Sun and the node on the IC at the time of eclipse, suggesting important activities going on there in the last week of July. A famous woman could die or a scandal involving important people (especially females) could take place. Weather and nature-wise, could be fires or an increased number of earthquakes.
The Arizona region could be vulnerable again, with Uranus on the descendant and Puto on the IC (note that the angles of this eclipse are very close to those of the June 1st solar eclipse!), as well as other region along 110 W.
The northern part of Mexico could be affected by a mixture of Saturn, Uranus and Pluto lines.
Capetown in South Africa and some middle and east European states will experience the effect of Mars on the IC, running along the 18 E line. This line is running exactly over Stockholm, Sweden. There’ll probably be a heat wave in southern Italy, as well as along the Adriatic coast. Some parts of Europe (central to eastern Spain, France and northern Germany) will see the effect of Pluto on the ascendant, causing some bad weather – could be thunderstorms or fires. Mars is on MC over the Alaska region, while Mars on the ascendant passes over the Indonesian island Java, western Australia and some Asian countries (Burma, Thailand and central China), which could account for more accidents in those regions. New Caledonia and Vanuatu (the Pacific region) could also be affected by Saturn on the IC and Pluto on the descendant respectively.
It’s really hard to say what exactly will happen! The Sun, the Moon and the planets undobtedly leave their mark on our Earth every time an important astrological configuration takes place. Animate and inanimate natures are affected in the same way and to the same degree, but some processes remain hidden, while some erupt without notice. It’s a loooong science ;)
Take care :)
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