Tag Archives: africa

Nigeria

The recent paroxysm of violence in Nigeria was “right on time” with the Sun opposing the national natal Mars.  Sadly it doesn’t look like it will let up in the next few days and the current aspects suggest much worse … 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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Before we dispel Qaddafi, can we spell it?

A pedantic non-astrological note here about the apparently fluid spelling of the dictator’s name: Having studied a bit of Arabic I can tell you that transliteration is not easy, nor very standardized, and it’s complicated by broad variations in dialect. … Continue reading

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Libya: The revolution is being televised!

The revolution is being televised! Al-Jazeera shows Libyan Air Force Colonels defecting to Malta, refusing to participate on air strikes on civilians; mercenaries in Benghazi shooting at demonstrators; Libya’s UN Ambassador speaking for the people, against the regime. Has Qaddafi … Continue reading

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A little quick and dirty….

No, this is not about my ex or yours! While all Hell is busting loose in the Middle East, I’m at a conference, a bit too busy to address the uprisings in the specific countries involved, but very dynamic mundane … Continue reading

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Moroccans Demonstrate in Rabat. Hold onto your Fez!

Unemployed workers started demonstrating in Morocco, challenging the Prime Minister, Abbas al-Fasi for not fulfilling promises to provide work for university graduates. Morocco was independent on May 28, 1956 at 11:00 AM GMT, born with a Jupiter-Pluto conjunction rising. That … Continue reading

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“Egypt Today, Algeria Tomorrow!” or “Bye-Bye, Bouti!”

Today demonstrators in Algiers’ May Day Square protested 19 years of “emergency rule”. Algeria – independent on July 3, 1962 at 10:38 AM has Pluto at 8 degrees of Virgo in its natal chart. Pluto is now at nearly 7 … Continue reading

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Hip! Hip! Hurriya!!!!! A New Age for Egypt!

Hosni Mubarak’s resignation at 17:02 on February 11, 2011 in Cairo opens a new age for Egypt.(1) The chart with Leo rising is ruled by the Sun which is in the 7th house conjunct Mars and Neptune. The seventh house … Continue reading

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The Smell of Jasmine in Egypt

Egypt (independence at March 14, 1922 10:43 PM GMT* Cairo, Egypt) (* Yes, GMT) is coming up to a period of intense change with Pluto coming to oppose its natal Pluto rising at 6 Cap and squaring natal Saturn at … Continue reading

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Astrocartography and North Africa

Astrocartography is a system developed by Jim Lewis to help show where planets are angular (most powerful) at any given time. Before computers such maps would have been prohibitively complicated to create. Now they are easily whipped up. Among the … Continue reading

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