Sunday, 18 December 2011

World Predictions 2012 - A Rigid Pluto vs a Raging Uranus!

You would be surprised to know that you can make some DIY world astrological predictions (even if you are not very knowledgeable about astrology) as long as you remember the basics of mythology and possess a discerning mind!

The image above depicts the "World Horoscope" for the year 2012. Actually a "World Horoscope" looks like a minimalist natal chart. We keep on it the "collective" planets (Uranus, Neptune,Pluto) and the intermediate, "social" ones (Jupiter, Saturn) - while we "strip" it from any personal planet. On a "World Horoscope" the sign of Aries stands always on the left and the sign of Capricorn on the top!

As the "intermediate" planets and the outer ones move slowly, their positions for the whole of 2012 will be - broadly - as you see them above (Jupiter - being relatively faster - will transit in the sign of Gemini too and Saturn in the sign of Scorpio from October on).

The most "elevated" planet in this "World Horoscope" is Pluto (the planet in black, on the top). Pluto actually stands on the very "Zenith of the World" - in the sign of Capricorn that is! Why is this "World's Zenith" so important? Because any "social - collective" planet standing there somehow dictates the "spirit" that will prevail in humanity for the period of its stay there! With this in mind, we can foretell the "spirit" of 2012 as being somehow dark, extreme, plutocratic, ruthless, transformative and potentially "mortal" - as planet Pluto is!

Remember "Hades" in mythology? He is the same (tricky) deity as Pluto. Hades dwells in the underword and is usurping the souls of the deceased people and their fortunes too. Actually Hades is a "quintillioner", as he accumulates over the centuries the fortunes of all the deceased people! Is this ringing a bell to you? The International Monetary Fund is apparently becoming the "Hades" of our Era, as it is ever more accumulating the fortunes of the various "deceased" nations - triggering a huge world financial crisis and bringing the spectre of poverty and famine over previously prospering populations! Goldman Sachs is allegedly ever more infiltrating the governments, indirectly ruling a large chunk of the world! Our governments are apparently getting ever more corrupted and irrational, reaching to the point of even conspiring against us (supposedly they are spraying us with chemtrails, they are massively administering us vaccines containing harmful to us toxic ingredients etc.) With dark and "diabolic" Pluto sitting currently on the "Word's Zenith" our governments seem more "dark" and evil than ever! And this situation will aggravate in 2012, as Saturn will move into Scorpio (and will form a "mutual reception" with Pluto in Capricorn).

The planet most prominently "rising" on this "World Horoscope" is Uranus (the blue planet on the left, near the "horizon"). Uranus represents the kind of "energy" that is actually "rising" worldwide (we will analyze this in a while)! Uranus currently stands in Aries, over the "World's Ascendant" point. This "World's Ascendant" is a sort of "gate" and out of it torrential fresh energies are released upon humanity - and upon each single individual in particular. If the "World's Zenith" represents the "ruling class" - as we saw - and Plutocracy then the "World's Ascendant" represents the plain individuals and Democracy. Pluto on the "World's Zenith" makes the ruling classes ever more corrupted and oppressive while Uranus on the "World's Ascendant" makes the individuals torrentially rebellious! And as Pluto and Uranus are blatantly clashing in 2012 (by a very harsh astrological aspect called "square") we are going to witness tremendous battles between the people and the ruling classes in the months ahead!

Uranus is the "Big Awakener"! As it reached in the last couple of years the "World's Ascendant" it has torrentially started awaking the individuals all over the planet, inciting them to take the power from their corrupted governments into their own hands! A brave new individual is born now, far less inactive and "dormant", more partaking to the society and to the collective, more enlightened, visionary and even "cosmic"!

Finally, planet Neptune in Pisces will probably bring a huge wave of poverty worldwide but - at the same time - it will change us as human beings, it will unite us deep in our souls, making us more sentimental, empathic versus our fellow humans and charitable! Neptune in Pisces will revive romanticism.

Thomas Gazis
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P.S. You can read more on the mythology of Uranus and Pluto here and on Neptune in Pisces here .
        The astrological charts are made with the "Astrolabe's" Solar Fire Gold 8 software.

Friday, 9 December 2011

The strange astronomical similarity of the "base" to the "end" date of the Mayan calendar!


If there is a date that rings the louder bell to the inhabitants of our planet nowadays then this date is: December 21st 2012! This "popular soda" kind of date has become a staple in our times for two reasons: it is imminent to us and - more importantly - it marks the "End date" of the current "Long Count" Mayan calendar - which certain Mayanists interpret as the "end of all days"! Basically, on December 21st 2012 a full "cosmic cycle" will be completed - according to the Maya. When did this cycle started though? The scholars say on August 11th, 3114 BCE ! This is the very "Base date" of the "Long Count" Mayan calendar. The time span between these two milestone dates (August 11th, 3114 BCE and December 21st 2012) is exactly 13 Baktuns (13 being the most holly number to the Maya and a "Baktun" - approx. 400 years - being their idea of a "millennium" - they were living much shorter lives then)!


We have no clue why the Maya chose the date August 11th, 3114 BCE as the "beginning" of their current "Era". Did they choose this date arbitrarily? Other ancient civilizations like the Byzantines indeed chose rather arbitrarily the date of the creation of the World (September 1st, 5509 BCE.), on which they based their (linear) calendar. A Byzantine scholar i.e. would write our year 2012 CE as: 7521 ACW - "After the Creation of the World". And although an "arbitrary" thing does not sound very "Mayan", it might have been so...Otherwise it makes no sense the fact that back in 3114 BCE the ancestors of the Maya had developed such a perfect "cyclical" calendar that they could define and deliver to the future Mayan generations the "Base Date" of their almost flawless Long Count calendar! It couldn't have been so, unless these Mayan ancestors took the Long Count calendar directly from some extra-terrestrials or some Atlantis survivors! If this is not the case, this determinative "Base Date" should be an arbitrary one, a date of a probably religious or mythological significance. In any case, to the Mayan cosmological perception this date is so important that they based their entire "Long Count" calendar on it, they set off a whole New Age from that date on!


An amazing, whole new discovery!

If the date December 21st 2012 has such a particular meaning to humanity then its "antipode" too (the date August 11th, 3114 BCE) should have one. These two dates are not only "semantically" connected, but according to the Mayan cosmology they are somehow identical! As far as we know though, no major world event occured on August 11th, 3114 BCE. It does not seem to coincide with any major world - impacting event, with the fall i.e. on the Earth of some big meteorite, with the eruption of a super-volcano or with any other major geological, geographical or societal event. Even astrologically this date looks rather insignificant - if we examine it under the lenses of our Western Astrology. Things might change radically though if we apply to it the proper, Mayan astrology. Don't panic though! A large chunk of the Mayan astrology relies onto plain visible observation. What you see is what you interpret!

The most important factor in Mayan astrology is planet Venus (the brighter star on the sky, which is very distinguishable early in the morning or in the evening - depending on Venus' orbit). Thus, it surprises us a little bit the fact that on August 11th, 3114 BCE Venus rose as a “morning” star - it rose before the Sun - leading the rather significant to the Mayan cosmology sequence Venus – Mercury – Sun (you can see in the chart below Venus in blue, Mercury in yellow, Sun in red).

But things get far more exciting if we study as well the morning sky of the end date, 21 December 2012


NOTE: This is just an excerpt. You may purchase the full article here

   Chapters of the full article (34 pages with explanatory illustrations:
- The Mayan cosmology
- The cyclical nature of the Long Count calendar
- A whole new discovery of Thomas Gazis on the Mayan calendar
- The deeper psychological meaning of the 2012 hype
- The scenario of the planetary alignment
- The scenario of the planetary clustering
- The Galactic Alignment for dummies
- The Earth crossing the galactic mid-plane scenario
- The Nibiru - Sedna - planet X scenario

- Interpreting properly the famous "Deluge" illustration

Thomas Gazis

This is an original article written by Thomas Gazis. Copyright: Thomas D. Gazis. thomas_gazis@yahoo.gr

Free Annual Astrological Predictions 2012 - All signs!


Please click the sign you are interested in to get your Free 2012 Annual Astrological Predictions (written by Greek Astrologer Thomas Gazis):

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Aries 2012 - Annual Astrological Predictions

 
YOUR WORKING ENVIRONMENT TURNS INTO A BATTLEFIELD!
 
Out of a rare coincidence, planet Mars (which rules your sign) will remain in the work-related field of your horoscope for the whole six first months of 2012. The specter of unemployment will probably threaten you in the new year and you might find yourself struggling to keep your job or to find a new one. Another version of this Mars position is that you will not seriously run the risk of unemployment, but you will take much more work and duties on your shoulders (especially if you were born after April 10). You will receive additional pressure at work and maybe get often in a heated debate with your colleagues, subordinates etc. Stress will probably become a dominant component in your daily life, at least until July 3 - when planet Mars will leave this critical to you zodiacal position.

On the other hand, 2012 may prove to be a very fruitful year, both in your working environment and in your domestic life. You may discover that you are particularly skilled in the "Do It Yourself" area, in certain technical works, handicraft, chiropractic etc. and you might even profit from these newfound skills of yours. Generally, in the last two years you have been more practical and methodical, thanks to the "lessons" planet Saturn has given you. This austere planet has - on the one hand - matured you considerably but - on the other hand - it might have deprived you of certain things and led you into a general "shrinking" of your life - making you often feel the "I am not myself" sensation. Fortunately on October 5, 2012 Saturn will finally leave this inharmonic to you position and you will then rediscover many of your old freedoms - and some new ones too! Be careful though not to overdo it (especially those of you born in March, who receive simultaneously now the "electrical" energies of Uranus and the extremely harsh ones of planet Pluto).

Regarding you love life, planet Saturn has matured you enormously and led you to more realistic and "viable" options. In the period February 8 - March 5 you will experience some very strong hearbeats (Venus - the planet of love - will be transiting in Aries then). Additionally, next Summer will bring you fascinating acquaintances and a whole variety of erotic experiences. The month of September looks "rosy" too, as you might have then a major love affair and start a new, significant relationship.

Thomas D. Gazis
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Taurus 2012 - Annual Astrological Predictions


A REVITALIZING YEAR!

The "dark" - to many - 2012 may ultimately prove to be a bright year to you Tauruses, a year that might leave you with many sweet memories! It will open you some new roads and will bring you major opportunities in most areas of your life - especially in its first half, when lucky Jupiter will be in your own sign! Choose this time-period if you want to take important initiatives, to expand your activities, contact foreigners and travel overseas.

Do not be afraid to risk now a little bit more than usual. With Jupiter in your sign - until June 11 - luck will be on your side. Those things you could not achieve in the past you will achieve relatively easily now! Moreover, with the benefic influence of Mars - which (thanks to a rare coincidence) will be very harmonious to you for the whole first half of the year - you will be given now the necessary stamina and strenght to overcome any obstacle. Thus, do not be afraid to assert now your self and demand your rights! Be rather conservative and defensive though in the second part of the year, when you will not have on your side lucky Jupiter any more.

Your levels of vitality and creativity will rise considerably this year (thanks to the definite departure of the planet Neptune from a discordant to you horoscopic area). In addition, the presence of Mars in your Fifth House will benefit those of you involved in the artistic bussiness. If you have children, your relationship with them will become more spontaneous and you will see them responding positevely to your educational methods. If you want to have a child, this year is quite fruitful and the "stork" might soon pay a visit to you!

On the love field, 2012 appears to be a highly erotic year! It will bring you very strong heartbeats, especially between March and May. You should try very hard then to stay without a partner at your side. Things will get more serious in the last four months - when the strict planet Saturn will move to the area of your horoscope corresponding to your relations and collaborations. Saturn will either "solemnize" a relationship of yours or lead you to a sort of dead end (to some sort of refusal from the part of the person you are interested in. Your love life might be negatively conditioned in that specific period by external pressures, unaddressed practical issues etc.) So, you should commit yourself and act responsibly towards the end of the year.

Thomas D. Gazis
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Gemini 2012 - Annual Astrological Predictions

FULL OF PROMISES THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR!

Although 2012 might not start very propitiously to you Gemini, its second half may turn to be very favorable! In the first six months you should display patience and determination, as you will probably encounter obstacles, conflicts, tensions and some forms of aggression (with no apparent reason) from the people around you. You see, on those first six months planet Mars will be constantly discordant to you (out of a rare coincidence)! Your already fragile nervous system will arrive on the verge of collapse then, while around you too much egotism, denial of co-operation and misunderstandings will be prevailing (even within your immediate/family environment).

During 2012 you may have to start literally from scratch, totally reviewing your plans. Mostly, you have to remove those "sharp" points that were bringing you in an open conflict with certain people around you - whose interests are contrary to yours. If you become more diplomatic you will still be able to achieve what you want (provided that you act in a more "silent" mode, without exposing yourself and disclosing your true motivations to the others)!

On February 3 planet Neptune will move into a discordant to your sign position, complicating the situations and bringing in your life some form of confusion, fatigue and weakness (especially to those born in May). Add to the scene the two critical - to your sign - eclipses that will occur on the 21st of May and on the 4th of June and you will understand why we say that the first half of the year is expected to be somewhat tedious for you.

But things will change radically after June 11. From that date onwards Jupiter - the luckiest planet in astrology - will enter in your sign ! With his magic wand Jupiter will change the situations around you and will create new opportunities for you - especially in the business and love affairs area. You might encounter in 2012 the partner you have always dreamed of!

Apart from Jupiter, Venus - the planet of love - will also bring you some "gifts"! Out of a rare coincidence - of a positive kind this time - Venus will stay in your sign for more than 4 months (from April 3 up to 7 August). You will thus have at your disposal 127 whole propitious nights for love, nights that will be eagerly waiting you to fill them with a lot of kisses, hugs and passion!

Thomas Gazis
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Cancer 2012 - Annual Astrological Predictions

RADICAL CHANGES!

Some radical changes (mostly of a positive nature) are expected to take place in your life in the new year, especially in its first half (when the lucky planet Jupiter and the dynamic planet Mars will be sending you very harmonic influences). New conditions will emerge that will change your life in a dynamic and - at times - revolutionary manner. Meanwhile, some positive developments will restore faith in your soul and you will gradually begin to feel more relaxed, secure and "solid".

Among the good news we should account planet Saturn's departure from a discordant to your sign position! Saturn probably gave you some hard time and tough "lessons" in the last couple of years, lessons that ultimately brought you "down to earth" and made you more realistic and efficient. But on October 5th the "Lord of the Rings" will move in Scorpio, in a very harmonic position to your sign! This saturnian shift will signal the beginning of a more happy, expansive and prosperous period in your life.

All in all, 2012 seems to be a year "in transition" for you. Thus, you might find very often yourself in the position of co-ordinating many different issues and matters at the same time, and this means a lot of time spent over the phone and "on the road". You will probably come in contact with many new people and environments and travel a lot (especially in the first half of 2012) mainly for business and eventually for pleasure too.

Regarding the love matters, you might get romantically involved with a person related to your past or to your place of origin. The most promising months seem to be August and September - and especially the period 7 August - 6 of September when Venus (the planet of love) will be transiting in your sign. You might experience some very strong heartbeats then!

Thomas Gazis

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Leo 2012 - Annual Astrological Predictions

AN EFFECTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE YEAR!

2012 will bring you some great opportunities, especially in the professional field. You should keep your eyes open in order to seize these opportunities and make the best out of them. Remember to move within a very realistic and pragmatic framework this year, avoiding the typical to your sign "dramas'" and excesses.

In the first half of the year some intense fermentations will take place in the work/career field. If you are an employee then you might be granted a new and better post or even a promotion. If you have a steady job then you might expand it in some way. Make sure however not to drain your energies and your resources, because after October 5th planet Saturn will move to a discordant position (in the sign of Scorpio). A period of "lean years" might start from then on (especially if you were born in July). You might find yourself confronted by many new responsibilities and duties, which in the end you will manage efficiently - thanks to your unique orginizing spirit and to the amazing stamina your sign possesses.

A fascinating person that will somehow pop out of your friendly environment will play a fundamental role in your heart this year. Initially, you might get involved with this person on a rather friendly level and gradually move onto a more intimate one. As the "hottest" period of the year is depicted the one between September 6 and October 3. Venus - the planet of love - will be transiting then in your sign. Second best periods are those between February 9 - March 5 and between 17 - 31 December.

Thomas Gazis
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Virgo 2012 - Annual Astrological Predictions


SITTING IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT!

2012 is profiled as an "electric" year to you! Out of a rare coincidence planet Mars will remain in your sign for almost seven months (till July the 3rd)! With Mars on your side you Virgoes will become more bold, dynamic and intrepid than ever! This is the most propitious time for you to vigorously assert yourself, take initiatives and make brand new beginnings! Apart Mars, you will have on your side planet Jupiter too (which will be sending you - until June 11 - some highly favorable influences). With such "stellar allies" you will manage to overcome many obstacles and achieve your goals in business and in finance.

The business sector of your horoscope is particularly emphasized in 2012 and this means that you will be given major opportunities in that area. You should take initiatives mainly in the first half of 2012, which looks more fertile to you. Aim high but try not to overdo it. With Mars in your sign your nervous system will be very "tense" and you will be easily ending up into sterile confrontations and quarrels - and you will have a certain predisposition to accidents too. Thus, control your impulses and be as cool as you can.

On October 5 the austere planet Saturn will leave the area of ​​your horoscope related to your finances. This event could mark a very positive change in your financial matters. Certain limiting factors may cease to exist and you might then start receiving some extra income!

2012 is the proper year for you to expand your contacts, to meet new friends and to create a rich social networking. Do not underestimate this factor! If you make the right acquaintances now and create some strong alliances you will gain more power and influence - both socially and professionally (the two are closely related). Any contacts with clubs, associations etc. will be favored!

Regarding relationships, this is a year of important decisions. Many of you will claim their freedom and autonomy and will step out of a relationship. Some others may impulsively get into a relationship and become somehow "trapped" there. If you were born in August then you are likely to fall in 2012 for some kind of platonic love - unrequited of course - or you might relate to a person who will consequently betray your expectations. Around June some kind of (temporary) alienation may occur with the person you love (of a physical or emotional kind). The "hottest" period of the year will be the one between 3 - 28 October, when planet Venus will be transiting in your sign.

Thomas Gazis
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Libra 2012 - Annual Astrological Predictions

A SOUL-UPLIFTING YEAR!

2012 might prove to be a "therapeutic" year to you, a year that will help you overcome many of your - recent and remote - traumas and firmly stand on your feet! In reality, your sign is still under the grip of some tough astrological influences. By now though you have mostly taken your "lessons" and the "stars" will not have to be so strict with you - as they were in 2010 and 2011. Moreover, in the second half of 2012, the inharmonic to you planetary influences will considerably diminish while simultaneously you will start receiving ever more favorable influences! Jupiter will pass on the 12th of June in the sign of Gemini, in a very harmonic position in respect to your sign. This lucky planet will bring you brand new opportunities in all the areas of your life - mainly in the second half of the year. All in all, 2012 seems a year of major achievements for you - in spite of the difficulties that you will be encountering every now and then!

If you wish to accomplish something big I would advise you to wait until the second half of the year, which is depicted more favorable to you. In the first half of 2012 move rather conservative and generally keep your "back" upon the wall. Protect your achievements from certain "disguised" competitors of yours.

The austere planet Saturn will remain in your sign until October 5 (this year though it will affect mainly those of you born after October 10). You might take too many responsibilities on your shoulders and become the epicenter of a strict criticism. Be sure not to take things too seriously and behave with as much realism and stoicism as you can!

Be careful in the matters of the heart, because in 2012 you might be consumed by some sort of infatuation which will ultimately lead you to disappointment and to nothing concrete. Things will become clearer from April onwards. A fascinating person will probably open you his/her heart in the first summer weeks. The "hottest" period of the year is the one between October 29 and November 22! Planet Venus will be transiting then in your sign, bestowing extra charm on you and atracting several potential partners in your side!

Thomas Gazis

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Scorpio 2012 - Annual Astrological Predictions

FORMING STRONG ALLIANCES!

2012 is profiled as a year of crisis alright but the thing is crises bring the very best in you! Scorpios perform far better when they face hard conditions! Thus, 2012 may prove to be a very positive year to you. Provided that you form alliances! You possess great skills on your own but especially in this new year you will accomplish more easily your goals if you bring the right people on your side - people who will stand by you and will support your actions. Try to be less inflexible and adopt diplomacy.

In the professional field you may start in 2012 an important collaboration that will open you some new horizons. The entrance of planet Saturn in your sign on October the 5th signals a turning point in your carreer, where on the one hand you will have more responsibilities and obligations and on the other hand more rewards!

In the first half of the year - when Jupiter will be opposing your sign - a tendency might prevail in you to overspend (money, feelings, etc.). In this way you will drain very fast your resources and you will be forced to make bloody savings in the second half of the year - especially from October 5th on, when planet Saturn will enter in your sign. Initially Saturn will affect most strongly those of you born in October (any overspending and excesses will probably cost dearly to you).

This year is ideal for you to set once and for all any disputes you have with third parties on financial issues, inheritance etc. With the beneficial planet Jupiter being - in the first half of the year - in the sector of your horoscope related to legal matters you will most probably vindicate your issues!

A solar eclipse will take place in your sign on November 14. Some very unstable conditions might prevail then, so you should move carefully and avoid taking important decisions or risky initiatives around that date.

The sector of love affairs is highly energized in 2012. If you're alone you're likely to start an important relationship! If you are already in a relationship you may turn it to a more formal, by engaging or even getting married! One of the hottest periods of the year will be the one between November 22 and December 16, when planet Venus will be transiting in your sign.


Thomas Gazis
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Sagittarius 2012 - Annual Astrological Predictions



A CHANGE OF COURSE!
 
2012 seems a very dynamic and "pivotal" year to you Sagittariuses! You will become more energetic, determined and combative and you will manage to get things in your own hands. Additionally, you while develop a better network of relationships and social contacts.

In the first half of the year (when planet Mars will be inharmonic to you) you will be probably forced to give some "epic" battles in order to defend issues related to your job and to your overall career. Some competitors of yours will be doing their best to give you a hard time, so you need to literally fight with your "claws and teeth" in order not to lose certain rights of yours - or even worse your very job. If you're unemployed you will probably find yourself in a position where you will be fiercely fighting to get a job. Some calmer conditions will begin to form in your life after July the 3rd (planet Mars will move then into a more harmonious to you area of the zodiac).

As you understand, the first half of the year may bring you a lot of tension and some broken nerves (you should control your impulses then and avoid extremes). On the other hand, it will open you some important business paths and will bring you some kind of recognition (not only at your working environment but in the social field too). That's a good period for you to compete vigorously and pursue your dreams. Do not expect to achieve any fast results. You have to display first a lot of perseverance, patience, maturity and method, to see your goals realized!

In the second half of the year relationships and collaborations will become very important to you (your ruling planet - Jupiter - will move then into that sector of your horoscope). You may establish then a very important collaboration, that will open you some new horizons. Beware though not to cultivate too many expectations out of your partners and secure first your assets.

With Jupiter in opposition a sort of dissatisfaction might prevail in your life and within yourself, propelling you to to achieve impossible and inaccessible things! You should try to moderate this impulse of yours. Generally, in the second half of the year a tendency towards exaggeration and waste is likely to dominate over you and this you have to check, because we live in difficult times.

In the sentimental area, many of you will decide now to give a more solemn form to their relationship and they will probably get engaged or even married. If you're on your own, you might experience flings that will bring you some strong heartbeats (especially around the end of March - beginning of April).

Keep a low profile around the dates of the three critical to you eclipses: 21 May (solar eclipse in the sign of Gemini), June 4 (lunar eclipse in your sign), December 28 (lunar eclipse in the sign of Gemini).

Thomas Gazis
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Capricorn 2012 - Annual Astrological Predictions

A RAINBOW AMIDST THE RAIN!
 
The planets will emit brighter rays for you in 2012! The extra hard planetary influences that you were receiving in the previous years - from Pluto, Uranus and Saturn - will not cease entirely but their effect will be mitigated now by certain positive influences that you will receive. The benefic planet Jupiter will be on your side until June 11th, while planet Mars will make you more daring and assertive (at least for the first 6 months of the year, when it will be transiting in the friendly to you sign of Virgo). In addition, Saturn - your ruler - will change sign this year and will pass (on October 5) to an harmonic position (from its previous discordant position)! Not to talk about Neptune which after many years it will finally depart (on February 3) from the area of ​​your horoscope related to your money and finances (Neptune often brings confusion and "dissolution" to whatever area of the horoscope it resides in).

All these are excellent news and promise well for 2012. Despite the eventual difficulties, 2012 is depicted as a positive and creative year for you, a year that will provide you energy and enthusiasm and will help you achieve many of your goals (especially in the professional field). Your finances will improve and you will start feeling more secure. Property and ownership matter that had been in a state of limbo in the past might unexpectedly unblock now.

The very demanding conditions that you encountered in the previous years most probably did not allow you to enjoy love. In such a case you should rejoice, because 2012 seems to be a year of major thrills and full of passion for you. The beginning of Spring and the days around your birthday seem to be the most promising ones - you might get hit then by a whole volley of Cupid's arrows!

Thomas Gazis
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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Aquarius 2012 - Annual Astrological Predictions


SMALL CHANGES BRINGING GRADUALLY A MAJOR TRANSFORMATION!
 
Many small and subtle changes might occur in your life in 2012. Changes which - over time - will prove beneficial to you (especially from June onwards, when planet Jupiter will start forming a very harmonious to your sign aspect). Above all, you should display in this new year the virtues of adaptability and flexibility. And this because you will often find yourself in some situation where you will have to adapt to an ever changing environment and assimilate an ever growing stream of data. Most of all, you will have to act fast and clever, in order to catch the opportunities and turn to your advantages the various circumstances around you.

The definite departure of planet Neptune from your sign in 2012 is good news to you. Neptune might have been the main culprit for you feeling debilitated physically and mentally in the previous years. It might have brought you a lot of confusion and disappointment in your life. This year Neptune will leave your sign and will allow you to regroup your forces, to assess more objectively the situations around you and enter a more fulfilling and succesful period of your life. Overall this year shows a significant amelioration on the socio-professional level. In the first half is likely to change some things in relation to your house and your family environment. From June on you will probably become more vigorous, optimistic, full of vitality and a burning desire to "create" (from artifacts to events, to even children)!

Regarding your love life, 2012 has in store some very exciting experiences for you! Out of a rare coincidence Venus - the planet of love - will be transiting for almost five months (April - beginning of August) in a very harmonious position to your sign! You might get involved then in romantic adventures that will cause in your heart some very strong palpitations!

Thomas Gazis
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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Pisces 2012 - Annual Astrological Predictions


HOLDING NEPTUNE'S MAGIC STICK!

In 2012 you need to revise your alliances and urgently establish some new equilibrium with the people around you. In certain cases you will be forced to do this very dynamically - and even violently - due to the pression you will receive out of many people acting aggressively towards you - in your professional, social and friendly environment. An unusual intensity and hostility might prevail around you especially in the first half of the year. Your nervous system will feel very fragile and you might often arrive on the very verge of a nervous collapse. It is thus necessary to find some outlets and channel your high energy levels into something creative (artistic activities, dancing etc.).

Intense competition might prevail around you particularly in the first half of the year (when planet Mars will remain - for six whole months - opposed to your sign). Make your stand and defend your rights in a relationship or in a professional collaboration. The most important to you astrological event will occur on February 3, when Neptune will definitely enter your sign - it has already paid Pisces a short visit in 2011! Neptune is the planet of "magic", the planet who carries us into other dimensions and makes us feel - during certain extraordinary moments in our lives - that "we live in a fairytale!"

Neptune will begin to influence your life in rather unexpected ways and will bring you in touch with more spiritual, occult, metaphysical and perhaps "magical" dimensions! This year, Neptune will affect most strongly those of you born in February. It will probably put you in touch with some artistic, spiritual - or perhaps charitable - environments, artistic occupations and activities (especially in the fields of music, dance, photography). Neptune brings to artists great inspiration and verve.

Thomas Gazis
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Monday, 26 September 2011

"Astromykonos 2001" - International Astrology Conference

After the great success of the conference "Astromykonos 2000" we decided to repeat the experience and organize a new International Astrological Conference at the Greek island of Mykonos in the summer of 2001 (8-10 June). As our key speaker we invited the foremost Astrologer, prolific writer and rich and exuberant as a character Noel Tyl. And we invited too the famous French astrologer Elizabeth Teissier.

(Elizabeth Teissier and Noel Tyl)

I actually organized this conference (with the full support of an individual who is a benefactor of Greek Astrology - and excellent Astrologer him/herself - who prefers to remain anonymous). I had invited several Greek astrologers as speakers but most of them preferred not to participate (for some not particularly noble reasons). Unfortunately the non-profit "Astromykonos" conferences were not seen by a very good eye by the huge commercial astrological circuit in Greece, as they did not serve their lucrative etc. interests. Remember that there is no Astrological Federation in Greece and cultured Astrology is generally marginilized in this small Mediterranean country. Plus, in 2001 there was no Facebook and the promotion of any event was possible only through TV and radio programs, magazines and newspapers. But as the Astromykonos conferences were not supported by any media corporation - despite all the efforts I had made and the dozens of press releases I had sent everywhere - the public was not informed on this conference and the participation was rather limited (in hindsight I would say that the Greek public was not ready back in 2001 for such a conference). Eventually, however, the small participation worked well because it created an even more warm and spontaneous atmosphere amongst those who attended.

(the "giant" as a carriage, as a personality and as an Astrologer Noel Tyl during his magic lecture)


(two famous Astrologers under the sign of Capricorn: Noel Tyl and Elizabeth Teissier)

The International Conferences "Astromykonos" 2000 and 2001 will undoubtedly remain in the History of modern Greek Astrology as two  "Lighthouses" - in the general Greek astrological "darkness" and the lack of any sort of Greek astrology conferences. Thanks to the "Astromykonos" conferences some leading international Astrologers were invited for the first time in Greece - while the Greek public had the opportunity to listen to them, to speak to them in person, to plainly eat beside them. Thanks to these two "Astromykonos" conferences the Greek Astrology finally emerged out of the fringe and stood for a while at the centre of the International Astrological community!

Thomas Gazis

The puzzling 27th September Super-Moon


On Tuesday September 27th three specific astrological conditions are formed which predispose to the occurrence of possible extreme events. First of all, the Moon (in its monthly orbit) will come closer to Earth, creating the September 27th phenomenon of "Super-Moon" - as Astrologer Richard Nolle calls it. The Sun and the Moon will "conjunct" (they will be found in the very same portion of the sky without producing an eclipse though) forming what we call a New Moon. At the same time the Moon will come closer than usual to Earth. Last time we had a Super - Moon it was on April 18th 2011, very close to the date when the great earthquake and tsunami in Japan occurred. Of course this does not mean that such a mega-quake will happen again.

The other fact that concerns us is that when the New Moon occurs on September 27 the Sun and the Moon contemporaneously form powerful planetary aspects with the "hottest" planetary duo of the recent years, the planets Uranus and Pluto (an opposition to the former and a square to the latter). These aspects may speed up processes and events regarding the global economic crisis and all kinds of "clashes" that exist today worldwide. It is noteworthy that during this New Moon we will have a whole parade of planets (a "stellium") in the sign of Libra (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Saturn will be in it). This indicates a situation "on the very razor's edge", an urgent need to alleviate extreme situations and create an agreement between clashing sides!

Saturday, 3 September 2011

International Astrology Conference "Astromykonos 2000"

One of the best International Astrology Conferences I ever attended was the "Astromykonos 2000" which took place in the Greek island of Mykonos (June 9th to 11th, 2000). Don't get me wrong though here, as I was actually the guy that organized this conference (I am not a conferences' organizer, it was a totally amateur effort. Not everything was organized well -plus there was another colleague (Grazia Mirti) who took care of the Italian delegation). Stiil, this conference had magic on its own! Be it for the particular vibrations of the island of Mykonos, be it for the great astrologers present there or for the wonderful hotel complex we were residing in, there was that particular sensation of "magic" in the air, in the conference halls, in the roof gardens, in the beaches, in the cosmopolitan town of Mykonos...


As I am an Astrologer and not a professional organizer of conferences, I wouldn't have succeeded with "Astromykonos 2000" unless I had the full support of a benefactor of Greek Astrology (and excellent Astrologer on his/her own) who prefers to stay anonymous. I had already an experience of my own on Astrology Conferences as I had attended many in Western Europe, some of them as a speaker. Thus it came to my mind that it would be a unique experience for the speakers and the public alike if we would combine good astrology and great summer vacations and organize an international conference on the paradisiac island of Mykonos. Serendipity favored us, because just a few weeks before the conference the island of Mykonos acquired its first ever 500 people (beautiful) lecture hall, at a new hotel complex. There, between 9 and 11 June 2000, the historic "Astromykonos 2000" took place. Three wonderful days where one moment you were attending an interesting astrological lecture by a foremost astrologer and the other you were swimming in a crystalline sea.

Robert Hand's lecture in "Astromykonos 2000")

As the main speaker I invited the internationally recognized top astrologer Robert Hand! Rob gave us a majestic lecture on the Aristotelian concept of "eidos" (form - species) and on the ways the "eidos" unfolds itself in Astrology. Additionally, twenty four Astrologers from Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Italy and France - some of which you can see in the photo below - presented us a variety of interesting and in many cases original lectures (always in accordance to the main theme of the conference, which was "Astrology: the cultural kernel of the new, third millennium").


(from left: Elia Ramos, Maurice Charvet, Maro Ioannidou, Emilio Pelaez, Ernesto Cordero, Thomas Gazis (on his knees), Yves Lenoble, Dante Valente, Grazia Mirti)



(Thomas Gazis, Robert Hand, Maro Ioannidou)


In the so called "parallel events" of the conference the French, Italian and Spanish Astrologers (on the photo above) examined the possible ways to consolidate the Southern - European Astrological Federation! Among them, Yves Lenoble (left, yellow shirt), Marta Capdevila, Emilio Pelaez (with the beard), Maurice Charvet (green shirt), Ernesto Cordero (with the waistcoat) and down - left you can see the head of the President of the Italian Astrological Federation (CIDA) Dante Valente.

Both because of the great astrologers who came to this conference and for the high quality of the presented lectures, I believe that "Astromykonos 2000" has been the top International Astrology Conference - or Astrology Conference in general - ever held in modern Greece!

Thomas Gazis

Friday, 26 August 2011

War of Titans: the historical Uranus - Pluto "square"!

("Prometheus brings Fire to Mankind" - Heinrich Fueger)

The war of the Titans is not taking place just in some Greek mythology books. We are actually witnessing such a Titanomachy above our heads, as planet Uranus is forming a (multi-annual) harsh square aspect with planet Pluto! Under the two battling Titans we stand as feeble spectators and fatal receivers of the tidal cosmic waves they produce.

The implications of this  Uranus - Pluto square are enormous! They extend far beyond our current 2010's decade (which astrologically will be remembered as the "Uranus - Pluto square decade") and they will keep reverberating for whole generations to come! So it is very important to comprehend what this battle is all about and what the two Titans are holding in store for us humans beings!


The two opponents

Every time I want to get deep into the astrological archetypes I am resorting to Greek mythology. It never lets me down and is ever more enhancing my awareness of the archetypes - not to mention that is impressively enriching my astrological interpretations! Strictly speaking, Pluto is not in mythology a Titan but an Olympian god (although a grimly one, being the god of underworld). Neither Uranus (Ouranos in Greek, meaning "sky") was a Titan, but one of the primal "elements - Gods" out of which our earthy dimensions were created. But apart the fact that Ouranos is "the sky", this primal deity shares very few attributes with planet Uranus. There is though an authentic Titan who shares a plethora of attributes with planet Uranus (and with the sign of Aquarius), PROMETHEUS!

First of all Prometheus is a Titan. The Titans actually were the "second generation" primal deities. Meaning that they were less primal and "archetypal" than their parents and more partaking in our earthy dimensions (more muscular, vigorous and "titanic" in appearance)! Prometheus (his name means "foresight" in Greek) was considered the wisest of the Titans! He could foretell the furure (how appropriate to an Uranian - Aquarian entity). Prometheus somehow befriended the Father of the Olympian Gods Zeus (Jupiter) by whom he was consequently given the task to create - with his rather foolish brother Epimetheus - living creatures on Earth! Hastily Epimetheus commenced creating animals, giving them all kinds of "survival traits" (fangs, claws, armour, feathers to fly etc.). But when he arrived to the creature destined to become the human being he realised he was left out of survival traits. With no "weaponry" at all, this delicate being was doomed! Fortunately Prometheus - who obviously had a weakness for this creature - intervened! He modeled the humans after the Gods and endowed them with the ultimate gift: reason!

Zeus was outraged by this Prometheus action! To compensate, he unleashed upon mankind all kinds of suffering. Humans were left in a dark, cold misery. But again Prometheus came as their rescuer! He stole the fire from the Gods and brought it to the humans, delivering them warmth, "light" and energy. This time Zeus punished Prometheus severely (he bound him to a stake on Mount Caucasus, where an eagle was coming each day to feed upon his ever regenerating liver)!

What is this myth telling us? How crazy in love is Prometheus - Uranus with the human kind! What a superb humanist he is! He doesn't want us humans to be animal-like, deprived of reason and of the divine "goodies". Actually, Prometheus' biggest secret is that he created us upon his own image, that we somehow partake of him! He considers us almost his equals, a sort of brothers. That is why he is so devoted to us humans, that is why he is ever striving to liberate us from our animal descent, to lift us from the "gutter" and enlighten us!

Pluto on the other hand is not that much of a friend to us. He is rather a friend of the "human kind" (in its entirety). And he somehow is a "Spartan"! He wants humans to be strong and crafty, to have a good DNA, so that the human species endures all kind of adversities and survives. He does not love at all the weak, fragile, disabled, gullible individuals (he'd rather have them exterminated as he considers them a peril to the survival of the human race)!

As the god of underworld (the "Hades" in Greek mythology) Pluto is a friend of our souls - meaning of the most "undifferentiated" and collective part of ourselves. Thus, it is not in his interest to know how we behaved during our lifetime, how much "animal-like" or idiotic we have been - as long as we deliver him a soul the moment we die. So actually he is a friend of ours from our death on but not during our lifetime! Pluto is uninterested in single humans, in their individual stories, sorrows, traits, level of awareness etc. (that's Uranus bussiness). To him people are important only in the masses, when they act as a sort of "mob", as an homogenized portion of the "human race"! He may turn utterly cruel to seperate individuals.

You may have realized now why Pluto is thriving during major wars, disasters, epidemics etc.! His kingdom is flooded then with human souls. Plus in such circumstances the weaker individuals, those who bear a bad DNA etc. are massively extincted and this means that the human race as a whole is ever more "cleansed" and strenghtened - through a process known as "the survival of the fittest"! No need to guess that Pluto adores the "cleansing" processes in general (and that the fascist regimes adore Pluto)!

Pluto is related to money, to a lot of them! The name Pluto (Πλούτων) sounds like "ploutos" (πλούτος) in Greek, a word that means "richness" ("plutocracy" stems out of the Greek word "ploutos" and plutocracy indeed is ruled by this remote planet)! Pluto is constantly gaining colossal amounts of money, as he is ever usurping the fortunes of the weaker and of the deceased people.


The match!

The two planets are actually forming a harsh square aspect between them. Such an aspect is VERY difficult on its own. But in this case there are some other factors that exacerbate further the hardness of the specific square:

 1) First of all, both the signs these two Titans are in (Aries - Capricorn) are "Cardinal". By their nature, they are very impulsive signs and they tend to start things with a great impetus. This means that since Uranus and Pluto are on a collision course here - in a discordant aspect - their crash is going to be trully defeaning!

2) As if this "cardinal" dominance wasn't enough, Uranus is located in Aries, in the sign ruled by the bellicose planet Mars! Pluto on the other hand is in Capricorn, in the sign where Mars - the god of war - is "exalted"! Too much Mars is involved here and this denotes an extremely violent "crash" of some kind!

3) Uranus - in its circular motion in the zodiac - is currently forming a waxing "first quarter phase" aspect in respect to Pluto (think of the Moon forming a first quarter phase in respect to the Sun). A waxing phase unleashes tremendous energies.

4) The "polarization factor". Uranus (being a masculine planet) is in a masculine sign (Aries) while Pluto (being a feminine planet) is in a feminine sign (Capricorn). Too much "polarization" occurs here and polarizations often lead to dramatic outcomes!

There is still another crucial fact: Pluto in the last few years has climbed up to the very "Zenith of the World" - which in the zodiac is represented by the sign of Capricorn (you may read my article explaining this concept here )! Any "social - collective" planet standing on the "Zenith of the World" dictates the "spirit" that will prevail in humanity during its stay there! And since Pluto is the most "elevated" planet now - and it will remain such at least untill 2018, when he will be momentarily supplanted by Saturn - it is Pluto's spirit that currently rules the entire world. As we said before, Pluto is a dark, underground, ruthless, highly transformative planet that loves the strong and crafty individuals and favours plutocracy (while he disdains the weak and the poor). Don't we perceive his dark spirit all around us now?

With the dark and "diabolic" Pluto sitting currently on the "Word's Zenith" our governments seem more "dark" and sinister than ever (a government is ruled astrologically by the sign of Capricorn)! They are apparently getting ever more corrupted and irrational, reaching to the point of even conspiring against us (supposedly they are spraying us with chemtrails, they are massively administering us vaccines containing harmful to us toxic ingredients etc.). And this situation will definitely aggravate by the end of  2012, when Saturn will move into the sign of Scorpio and will start forming a "mutual reception" with Pluto in Capricorn!

And it's not just Pluto in Capricorn the culprit of the "Middle Ages" mini-era we are entering in. We should blame the Pluto - Uranus square too. Because of this square aspect Pluto is fiercely combating Uranus, hurling him often to the ground and neutralizing thus his "promethean", humanitarian, awaking energies - to such an extent that these energies seem at times totally lacking from our world! But Uranus/Prometheus is a tough god too, he regains consciousness, stands up on his feet and fights back Pluto (through the street protests the weaker people organize). Who is going to win?

Thomas Gazis

(To be continued)

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Money vs "money-energy" - an astrological explanation of the crisis


Has ever occurred to you – under the stress of the titanic financial crisis we are actually facing – the thought that at some point we might be left without money (for all kinds of reasons, out of a bank failure for example)? The thought that money might dry up in society, ending in the pockets and safes of those privileged ultra-rich (who are making now enormous profits out of this crisis)? It feels like a nightmare! How are we going to feed ourselves and our family, how are we going to survive if money disappears?

Well, first of all we should ask ourselves: is money that important to us or are there some other things far more important and valuable than money itself (I am not referring here to concepts like health)? And ultimately, what is “money”? Because definitely it is not what most of us think it is! Many of you will be surprised to find out that the true “money” is invisible!

Money is ruled in astrology by the signs of Taurus and Scorpio! These two signs represent (each in his own way) the survival instict and have to do with the most basic and fundamental needs of us human beings. No wonder then that money touches some very particular cords in us. It has to do with our sense of security and stability, with our sense of personal “power” and self-esteem and with certain deep and intense psychological processes within our souls. Taurus’ money is supposed to be the one we earn out of our job and we have in our pockets, bank accounts, safes. Scorpio’s money is – to put it simply – the “other peoples’ money”! It comes to us through third sources (marriage, inheritances, loans, gambling, stock market etc.). But there is more to it…

Money is ruled in astrology by the signs of Taurus and Scorpio! These two signs represent (each in his own way) the survival instict and have to do with the most basic and fundamental needs of us human beings. No wonder then that money touches some very particular cords in us. It has to do with our sense of security and stability, with our sense of personal “power” and self-esteem and with certain deep and intense psychological processes within our souls. Taurus’ money is supposed to be the one we earn out of our job and we have in our pockets, bank accounts, safes. Scorpio’s money is – to put it simply – the “other peoples’ money”! It comes to us through third sources (marriage, inheritances, loans, gambling, stock market etc.). But there is more to it…

First of all we have to define what “money” actually is. Money should be something precious, because it can buy us any vital, useful and precious thing we want. Thus, it should have an inherent VALUE in it. In astrology the concept of VALUE is represented by the sign of Taurus. Here we are then! Money is a Taurus thing, it has a “Taurus nature” in it. Well, at least partially, because the nature of money is more intricate than that.

If your idea of money is the currency, the paper banknotes we usually carry in our pockets, then you should indeed worry that some day money might dry up and disappear! The corporations, the ultra-rich people might accumulate most of these banknotes – especially in the current crisis where the rich get ever richer – and consequently money will vanish from the wider society and from our pockets as well. Is this possible?

You may read the rest of the article here

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Summer (2011) and smoke!


The summer of 2011 does not seem to be particularly sunny - astrologically speaking. We have so far experienced two eclipses on June, a menacing Solar eclipse on the 1st of July and we are going now through a critical period where the Uranus - Pluto infamous square is getting ever more tighter (meaning more acute)! And as if all these were not enough, bellicose Mars will soon enter Cancer and will trigger both the point of the July eclipse and very dramatically the Uranus - Pluto square!

All the above are rather "shady" elements and do not promise well for a sunny August. The international financial and debt crisis will escalate, the unrest and turmoil in our societies will grow and we might witness certain unusual natural and geo-physical phenomena. On the list of the countries which will be particularly afflicted by the upcoming configurations we should definitely include  USA. The horoscope of this country has ever more been influenced by the recent July solar eclipse, by transiting Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries and by transiting Saturn in a harsh square to its Sun. Remember that USA's horoscope has a stellium in the first degrees of Cancer, while its natal Saturn lies in Libra. Greece is another suspect (having its Moon in the beginning of Libra and an Uranus - Neptune conjunction in the first degrees of Capricorn. Please see its natal horoscope here). The most critical days seem to be those around the 10th of August. There might be a lot of "smoke" around us on those days...

Monday, 20 June 2011

Jupiter in Taurus (and the Taurus' "dark" flip-side)

(photo: Sergey Larenkov)

On the 4th of June 2011 planet Jupiter entered in the sign of Taurus (after completing a crazy race in Aries -  very apropriate to that fiery's sign nature).  I wanted from the begining to post on my blog an article interpreting Jupiter in Taurus but I had the sense that I was missing something. I could not figure out what it really meant for Jupiter to be in the sign of "the earthy reality". I was reading other colleagues' articles who were interpreting Jupiter in Taurus as a "world-wide financial growth" but that interpretation seemed simplistic to me and not very congruent with the current global situation. So, I decided to shy away from any possible interpretation till some kind of inspiration would illuminate me.

I was recently watching on Youtube a documentary on the German occupation of France. Seeing all these German soldiers in front of the beautiful monuments of Paris felt kind of creepy and grotesque. It made me wonder about the astrological "spirit" of that particular period. Was there too much Pluto and Scorpio emphasis back then? Then I suddenly realized that this was the period of the famous Taurus Stellium! No Scorpio at all, but too much Taurus instead (Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus in Taurus)! How could it be? Taurus is supposed to be a sign of peace and prosperity! Why was that much emphasized at the very peak of world war two, when Europe was plunging at a period of utter destruction, misery, famine and massive extermination of lives?

It might have been prosperous just to the Germans, as they had occupied back then rich lands, taken over the conquered countries' production, factories, people's gold etc. But to the other Europeans it was an inferno, as even the most simple and carefree to us actions like obtaining food turned to be - to most of them - a desperate everyday battle. So definitely Jupiter in Taurus does not necessarily portend a financial and material prosperity. On the contrary, sometimes Taurus' "flip side" might come out, a side which is very similar to the nature of Scorpio (not by chance these two signs are polar opposites in the zodiac - and polarities partake and fuse in mysterious ways).

Pondering on this I came up with this conclusion: Jupiter is the planet related to "the expansion of awareness". Taurus on the other hand is the sign of material goods, of our resources, of our ability to survive and endure, of serenity, of the simple pleasures of life, of our basic, elementary needs. If we combine the two then we might arrive to this interpretation: with Jupiter in Taurus our consciousness will expand to the direction of how important are after all the simple, basic goods and pleasures of life, to which we were not paying too much attention previously as we were thinking of them as trivial, just a matter of course, eternally there for us...But now we will realize how precious they are, that we have to seriously take care of them because they might not always be there! Remember, a loaf of bread, a pair of dirty, worn shoes or just the fact of being alive was enough to make people revel back in the 40's! How many people revel today over these things? But the point is WE SHOULD! And that's exactly what Jupiter in Taurus will teach us.

Additionaly, with all these volcanic eruptions ocurring lately all over our globe we realized that Earth is not after all as rock-steady and solid as we thought it to be. It is in its nature to produce every now and then mega-earthquakes and unimaginable volcanic eruptions. This notion will radically change our attitude towards Earth and towards ourselves! We will realise that after all we are just minuscule ants on the surface of an often troubled planet. And of course we will start missing - somehow - our planet in its previous rock-steady state, when we thought that such a state was eternal to our Earth...Well, it turns out it's not and we'd better start realising it, respecting more the power of the Earth and protecting as much as we can ourselves from its intemperancies!

Another Jupiter in Taurus element that stroke me lately is the fact that two friends of mine are creating a sort of shelter, filling it with food and water just in case something goes very wrong. Although their words sounded as if they were coming out from the past, from the 40's they were actually the words of relatively young people spoken in 2011! And they sounded very much Jupiter in Taurus! People want to better protect themselves now, to expand their resources and security, in case things turn ugly. They create shelters, they accumulate food while they are investing on gold, silver and precious metals...

Jupiter has to do a lot with travelling (especialy in far distant places). But Jupiter in Taurus is one of the less travelling-prone positions. Look what is happening lately with all these volcaning eruptions and the volcanic ash spreading over entire continents: till a few weeks ago people could not fly over Europe because of the eruption of the two Icelandic volcanoes. And till yesterday they could not fly over South America because of the eruption of the Chile volacano, nor they could fly over a large chunk of Africa because of the recent Eritrea volcanic eruption etc. So, what is the message coming out of all this? I think this one: "if you don't want to get stranded in an airport for several days avoid to travel by air! Meaning avoid to travel far away! Stay where you are, in your own land and try to make the best out of it. Enjoy the little things everyday life is offering you, avoid pursuing an ever more unattainable happiness in far away places. And as the world is turning ever more crazy and insecure you should seek true happiness and serenity in yourself!"

Thus with Jupiter in Taurus we will mainly expand and cultivate our "inner landscape", our inner values, our practical skills, while we will start taking a better care of ourselves. We will learn to appreciate more the simple, everyday things that life is offering us. The small pleasures - that is - and the fleeting moments of relaxation and serenity of which previously we were not much aware how important they are! And after all, Jupiter in Taurus will at some point attract prosperity, stability and serenity for us. But only in a second phase and rather as a "by-product" of the insight and wisdom we will have gained of how valuable and crucial the basic goods and the "down to earth" matters are!

Thomas D. Gazis

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Astrologer John Panayiotopoulos denouncing the committee formed to pave the way for a formal Greek Astrological Federation!


 """ I had the honor of being one of the members of the seven-member committee, which was formed in order to pave the way so that a Greek Astrological Federation could be established. The committee was elected by secret voting, on the occasion of an historical meeting of 32 Greek astrologers, which took place on May 15th, 2009. I alphabetically mention the members of the committee: Galanou Mary, Gazis Thomas, Konti Vasia, Panayiotopoulos Yianis (John), Rizopoulos Yianis, Sotiraki Smaro, Zachariadou Evita.

A serious health problem presented to me and my forced residence abroad did not allow me to follow all the sessions of this Committee. I communicated to the other members this situation of mine, but they decided to keep me "ad honorem", although I was unable to execute properly any work. I have recently returned to Greece and to my surprise found out - from friends and colleagues - that this crucial committee was actually "dissolved in silence"! It was dissolved soon after my departure abroad, with the members of this committee making no essential effort to accomplish the task they were voted for: to pave the way for the major assembly that would lead to the creation of a Greek Astrological Federation.

Many critical issues arise here:

1. The six remaining members of the committee were not competent - or lacked the experience - to carry out such an important assignment, but they discovered this incompetence of theirs only "a posteriori", afterwards?

2. If any kind of "external factors" intervened - in the name of any third parties interests - and obstructed directly or indirectly the committee's work then why such an intervention was not publicly denounced by the members of the committee?

3. Why was this committee "dissolved in silence" without any public notice, as if it were a mere private matter? Is this "silent dissolution" reflecting the spirit of the members of the Committee and their general idea on how a Greek Astrological Federation should function?

4. Why did the members Zachariadou, Konti, Galanou and Rizopoulos feel the need to replace the member of the committee Thomas Gazis (which in my testimony was the member who worked most of all - especially on the Statute of the Federation - and cooperated fully)? The temporary committee had no jurisdiction to dismiss in such a way a member who was legally elected on the May 15th 2009 meeting.

5. Is it possible that this whole federation initiative was not based on sincere intentions but it was "built" from scratch so as to fail? The May 15th 2009 meeting was attended by many well known to the Greek public astrologers. Most of them had the ability, knowledge and resources to carry out the task of creating a formal Greek Astrological Federation. Is it possible then that these astrologers were in reality reluctant to carry on such a mission because they did not want to lose their "valuable (financially and professionally) time" dedicating it to a purpose that ultimately could deprive them of some of their actual privileges?

6. If we really care for astrology we have to answer these questions - putting aside our personal differences. A formal Greek Astrological Federation should be the "Holy Grail" for all of us who love astrology, even for those people who approached our art from all walks of life and who are claiming today that they are "madly in love with it!"

7. With these questions I am not trying to shy away from my own responsibilities, as many people use to do. I am just stressing the fact that we will never manage to establish an Astrological Federation in Greece unless we have good will, unanimity, an objective assessment of the situations and the sincerity to accept the mistakes of the past. Thus, the anonymous posts in various blogs and sites are not very creative and helpful in this direction. Please use your full name and surname and speak up!

8. If we really want to do something serious in Greece regarding astrology we should be properly organized and united, offering much voluntary work to our common cause and being consistent. Everybody should contribute and the field should be open to all the interested parts, as long as these parts leave behind them their personal differences and "frictions" and put aside for a while their purely individual or "group" interests. All of us we have to value and prioritize the collective interest of the Greek astrologers and astrology, all of us we have to strive in order to draw out of the "gutter" and lift up in Greece the holy, celestial art of Astrology.

Athens, June 6, 2011


John Panayiotopoulos """

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Thomas Gazis note:

Please read my post on The Shenanigans of the Greek Astrological community

Thursday, 26 May 2011

How does a love story (and everything else) unfold according to the zodiac!


(snapshot from the Youtube video "How to flirt")


by Thomas D. Gazis
(Copyright: Thomas D.Gazis)
 
(In 2004 the leading magazine "American Astrology" published an article of mine entitled "The Zodiacal Banquet". In that article I was explaining the function of the Zodiac as a Universal "software", a software that every entity and process has to "run" in order to come to existence, to keep existing and properly evolve.  As I explained in that article even a simple dinner or a banquet has to piously follow the "steps" of the twelve signs in order to come to existence and "evolve". And in this article I will show you how a typical love story unfolds according to the zodiac!)  

The zodiac seems to be a sort of “primum mobile”, an archetypal entity valid not only to our terrestrial dimensions but to the whole Universe. We might consider it as a sort of Universal “software” which every process, situation and creature has to faithfully “run” in order to properly unfold and become functional. It comprises 12 fundamental “steps” (the known to us 12 signs). It begins by processing the most primeval and fundamental stages of an entity or situation (the stages of Aries, Taurus, Gemini etc.). And gradually, sign by sign, it reaches ever more advanced and complex stages - till the whole process is completeded with the sign of Pisces. And as the zodiac permeates everything in the Universe, it shapes every single situation, even the ones we would never suspect so.

Think of a love story and consider it as a process in evolution, something that is born, matured and finally worn off and dissolved. Every love story has to run the “zodiacal software” in order to become a true love story and not a parody of it. Every affair has to faithfully follow the 12 “steps” (signs) of the zodiac, it has to pass one by one the 12 sign-stages - starting with Aries and ending with Pisces. If it misses just one then it will not unfold properly and will remain in a sort of suspended animation (think of the innumerable wannabe love stories that for various reasons remain suspended out there). Let us specifically see now how a love story unfolds according to the zodiac:


- Stage one: The ARIES beginning - “A flock of sheep and a ram”

Let’s stage our love story on a central boulevard. People are coming up and down and among them a man and a woman (in the heterosexual version of the story) who do not know each other but actually bear what we call “chemistry”. They are walking opposite directions and suddenly they meet, they glance into each other’s eyes and… kaboom, they are electrocuted!
Let’s freeze this scene. At that very moment nobody else exists for these two individuals, they become an «islet» among the river of people flowing around them. Out of the many men / women walking up and down on the wide boulevard’s pavement they dramatically focus on each other - hermetically differentiating themselves from the rest of the casual passerby’s. And regardless of the state of mind they were just a second ago, all of the sudden they are thrust onto a rare state of utter excitement! A sudden, intense differentiation occurs here, a dynamic burst of energy, a potential birth of a process (of a love story), the “beginning” of a possible something. All these are typically Aries traits.
Aries is a masculine sign. Masculine energies are explicitly stated, thus when men and women get hooked in “electrocuting boulevard flings” of this kind the casual passerby's usually witness the "energy" between the two...


- Stage two: The TAURUS stabilization phase - “Let me take a better look of you”

So, the two boulevard passerby’s feel an instant attraction for each other. But their meeting is casual and as such is not good enough for a love story to unfold. The two will probably be lost forever in the crowd after having intensely glanced each other - as they passed by. Some kind of “niche” must be provided for them, some kind of a lucky circumstance (i.e. her books falling down and him picking them up, like in the movies) or a “repetitive pattern” (that they daily meet, so finally one day they talk). A certain additional precondition is needed that will allow them to stay close for a while, experience their “chemistry” and reassure themselves that they definitely like each other, before they make a move.
Let’s suppose i.e. that the two - after been “thunderstruck” - are both directed to the same nearby café. The meeting in a café is far more promising to wannabe lovers than them simply coming across in the street. In the café the two should sit to almost adjacent tables, so that each one “explores” for a certain amount of time the other person (his/her features, his/her “aura”, the way s/he moves and acts, possibly his/her voice when ordering etc.) and concludes whether s/he really like him/her or not. This is a particular stage, corresponding to the cautious sign of Taurus: a person having to realize that s/he really and irrevocably “likes” something or somebody - and is not just momentarily thrilled by it - that this other person (or material) indeed suits him/her.
At this stage the two do not need to talk. You see, the Taurus stage is a feminine one, so the individuals might very well pretend here that they did not come to the café for each other’s sake (although they did in reality). To feminine “yin” stages things can remain hidden and are not expected to be explicitly stated.


- Stage three: The GEMINI communication phase - “Hello there! Are you coming often here?”

The two are silently sitting in nearby tables in the boulevard café “exploring” each other, so that they cast away any doubt they are excited about the wrong person. If they ever gain the certainty that they really like the other person then immediately a longing to talk to him/her overwhelms them. Thus, even with a trivial pretense, they address him/her and hopefully engage to a conversation (starting from ground zero, as they practically know nothing about each other). At this stage they crave to get as much information as they can for the other person, so that they fill the puzzle and comprehend what kind of person this attracting “stranger” is. Continuous questions and answers are usually taking place here, related to their “whereabouts”, to their lifestyle, preferences, habits etc. It also becomes obvious here how “sharp” each person is, how clever and witty (through the various innuendos and the “elaborated” lines they exchange, the verbal «teasing» between them etc.).
After having exchanged enough info, the two form in their minds a first raw idea about the other person and realize in general terms how much common ground they share with him/her - regarding their points of views, ideas, daily life routine etc. All these are Gemininian traits (communicating with somebody, exchanging info, getting to know a person on a rudimentary level). Gemini is a masculine sign, so things can be openly stated here.


- Stage four: The CANCER journey of intimacy - “What a warm eyes s/he has!”

As the two keep on their conversation they ever more realize that they share common points of view and bear an affinity. Thus, their initial fear of them being thrilled with the wrong person is cast away. At this stage someone usually invites the other to his/her table: “why don’t you join me”? This move actually marks the very first step of the journey of intimacy between the two individuals (Cancer is a cardinal sign, and cardinal signs do start pivotal phases). And as the one comes over and sits to the table of the other the individuals get closer not only by space but emotionally too, their inner worlds come close and have to be urgently dealt, either merge or collide.
In fact, distances are deceiving and a likeable stranger several meters away from us might not be equally likeable when s/he comes to our table - as we might like his/her Ascendant but not likewise his/her other astrology elements. Thus, as the two protagonists of our story get close they experience better their “vibrations” and look more clearly into each other’s eyes. The eyes are the doors of the soul, so by looking to the eyes of a person standing in front of you you actually “slip” into his/her soul, you travel through and meet his/her inner world, you start merging (or colliding) emotionally with him/her.

This stage, where the inner worlds, the souls of the two ex strangers have to dialogue and eventually connect, is a distinctively Cancerian one. If the individuals feel at this closer distance that the other person’s eyes and general "aura" are sweet, attractive and "mergeable" with his/her own then something new is born in them and a sudden surge of warmth takes over their souls. They both start - in a torrential manner - to exchange feelings and soul energies - through their eyes, their facial expressions, through the tenderness of their voice and general posture - longing to commune with the other person’s inner world and experience feelings at its greatest. And since Cancer is a feminine sign, this procedure is largely invisible to third parties.

Thomas D. Gazis

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