for July 24, 2000
Jupiter and Pluto Sponsor Religious Summit
and Palestinian negotiators remained huddled at Camp David all last week,
attempting to resolve one of the world's thorniest problems, the fate
of Jerusalem. The deadline for a peaceful accord is September 13, by which
time Yasir Arafat will declare statehood with or without Israel's blessing.
planet Jupiter will soon be moving into a highly favorable trine with
hopeful Neptune, and this combination sets up a grand trine with Bill
Clinton's Libra Ascendant. Libra, the sign of mediation
and diplomacy, can reach a successful conclusion when this grand trine
is completed during the last week of July. Bill Clinton's Mercury, the
planet associated with documents and agreements, gets spotlighted astrologically
during the July 31 solar eclipse.
Jupiter and Pluto create a summer-long environment of religious debate
and confrontation as they move toward opposition. Because of the dogmatic
holiness of this Jupiter-Pluto vibration, any agreement will likely bring
tremendous regional anxiety and conflict. Terrorists, especially those
motivated by religious self-righteousness, become fully operational under
aspects certainly have a favorable component, especially in the religious
or spiritual realm. One idea gaining popularity is to put Jerusalem's
care in the hands of a truly neutral international body. This would be
a group of spiritual leaders including the Pope and the Dalai Lama, as
well as Jewish and Islamic representatives.
addition, the United Nations is organizing the Millennium World Peace
Summit, scheduled for August 28-31, when Jupiter and Pluto are nearly
exactly opposite each other. This spiritual summit will bring together
a thousand of the world's pre-eminent religious leaders. Here again, controversy
reigns, since the Dalai Lama was not invited due to political pressure
Music of the Spheres: Astrology and String Theory, Part II
theory, the revolutionary mathematical model describing the universe's
physical structure, has several surprising components that may validate
astrology, most notably hidden dimensions that could channel planetary
influence into human affairs. String theory gives us a universe characterized
by eleven dimensions, including seven microscopic dimensions with unknown
Brian Greene's readable explanation of string theory, The Elegant
Universe, these extra dimensions are too small to visually recognize,
and are likened to curled up, circular loops of threads making up the
pile of a carpet. Electromagnetism is carried by ripples through these
new, curled up dimensions, while gravity is associated with ripples through
the more familiar space-time fabric of the universe. In this way, string
theory triggers a paradigm shift by unifying the incompatible theories
of gravity and quantum mechanics.
are frenetically searching for physical proof that vibrating, looped strings
make up all the forces and matter occupying these eleven dimensions. Among
the possibilities is the search for "particular patterns of string
vibration that can effectively contribute new, tiny, long-range force
fields. Should the effects of any such new forces be discovered, they
might well reflect some of the new physics of string theory."
that electromagnetism is transmitted as ripples through invisible dimensions,
why not hypothesize that planetary vibrations are also transmitted through
these same dimensions? A planet's physical distance from the Sun
sets up a unique vibratory pattern, something composers refer to as the
music of the spheres. This tonal quality is then correlated with specific
mythological and contemporary symbolism, and sent rippling through the
Earth via the invisible dimensions described
by string theory.
star-watchers noted that Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen dumped Leo
DiCaprio in favor of billionaire Joao-Paulo Diniz. Gisele may be the world's
hottest model now, with four 1999 covers for Vogue magazine (which also
named her the model of the year), and working for a fashionable fee of
$10,000 per day.
was born with her Sun in voluptuous Cancer (July 20, 1980, Tres de Maio,
Brazil, 5:00 pm AST) and her Moon in sexy Scorpio. This combination of
water signs can bring a scintillating magnetism and extremes in emotional
experiences. The drive for career success is empowered by Pluto conjunct
the Midheaven, and given rare beauty by Pluto's exact trine to Venus.
the planet naturally associated with modeling, is the most prominent planet
in this horoscope. Venus rules the Midheaven, and thereby makes her attractiveness
a professional asset. This meaning is reinforced by the square to ambitious
Saturn, and given a feminine mystique by the opposition to Neptune. Venus
describes her path to personal fulfillment by the fortunate aspect to
the fateful Lunar Node axis.
love life is a matter of public interest since her Venus resides in the
Fifth House of romance. Last week, capricious Uranus by transit was creating
a grand trine with her Venus and Pluto, giving her plenty of opportunities
to play the field. Since the Fifth House also governs the entertainment
business, Venus here promises a lucrative acting career when she is ready.
WolfStar is a professional
astrologer and writer living in Oregon. He writes regularly for
Dell Horoscope and American Astrology.