Author Archives: jackfertig

About jackfertig

Professional Astrologer with a special interest in geo-political ("mundane") astrology. I am available for personal consultations in person in San Francisco and online everywhere.

The Kim is dead. Long live the Kim?

North Korea has just lost their so called “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-Il.  Many of the relatively privileged middle-class of that nation may indeed mourn him, but few others will.  However his death does heighten uncertainty in an already unpredictable source … Continue reading

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9/11, 3/11, and 2011

With this 10th anniversary of course we commemorate those who died in the attacks on the WTC and the Pentagon; and we remember the heroes of flight 93 who knew their own death was inevitable,  but fought back to save … Continue reading

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Riots in England — Uranus and Pluto at work!

As most astrologers were noticing the T-square of Mars opposing Pluto, both squaring Uranus riots broke out in London, a perfect illustration of this volatile aspect.  Wherever frustration and anger have been simmering this aspect could have triggered it.  Obviously … Continue reading

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Mercury retrograde

About retrogrades — well, like so much in astrology, there is a complicated technical explanation where diagrams come in handy and a very rough and simple take.  The latter is that we’re going in circles around the sun and so are … Continue reading

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Oslo-maphobia

The bombing in Oslo took place under a nearly exact conjunction of Moon and Eris at 22 Aries in Norway’s 8th house highlighting the partisan attack of right-wing Christian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik on the officials and children of Norway’s … Continue reading

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South Sudan

Africa’s newest country, only an hour old as I write this, is South Sudan (July 9, 2011, 0:00, Juba, South Sudan) It has been a poor, much exploited region and will start out as a desperately poor country, but with … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality in New York!

Marriage Equality became law in New York on Friday, June 24, at 11:55 pm as Gov. Cuomo signed the bill in Albany. A month later the law will go into effect, more than doubling the number of Americans to 11% … Continue reading

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