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May 24

NO WELCOME ON FANTASY ISLAND

Most of us were awaiting an inevitable encounter between the superpowers. The US is expanding its military pivot into Asia and China is adding to its territorial sovereignty. The war of words began last Wednesday, May 20, as the Chinese navy issued eight warnings to a US spyplane, flying too close for comfort. The Defense Department anticipating the scenario had issued an exclusive invitation to CNN for immediate exposure. That’s when you know things are getting serious - when the PR guys are part of the action.

It's not the first US-China spyplane drama. Back on April 1 2001, at 9.33 am, a US intelligence aircraft made a forced landing on Hainin Island in the South China Sea. On their way the crew destroyed sensitive data and equipment, following a fatal collision with a tailing Chinese jet fighter. Twenty-four US crew members were detained and interrogated, as China demanded an official apology. Each side blamed the other for the accident.

This happened as combative Mars and lethal Pluto, in exploratory Sagittarius, supportively trined the Mars Pluto conjunction of the Chinese birth horoscope. It’s a combination that regularly features when Chinese tensions escalate. Mars was joined to Pluto in the seventh house of war when the People’s Republic of China was officially proclaimed at 15.02 hours on October 1 1949, in Beijing. Planets activating that volatile union uncannily time moments of conflict.

CHINA’S EMBASSY BOMBED

In 1999, as US warplanes blitzed Belgrade, five bombs targeted the Chinese Embassy, killing three reporters and injuring twenty others. In a televised address, the Chinese leader, Hu Jintao, branded it a ‘barbarian act’ criticizing what he called ‘the criminal conduct’ of NATO. After compensation agreements and an official US apology, the diplomatic crisis eventually eased.

The incident took place 17.45 hours EET on May 7 1999. Uranus, the planet of technology and flight was transiting directly opposite China’s Mars/Pluto combination. On the day in question the Sun also squared the Chinese Mars/Pluto, triggering the action. Covert Neptune was also moving across the Chinese Moon representing the public. Click here for the chart.

The official investigations into this CIA targeted bombing revealed “the very basic information needed to prevent this mistake was publicly and widely available". The generally accepted rationalization of the bombing is that it was done to prevent the Chinese, who diplomatically opposed the NATO intervention, from providing any information to the enemy.

THE FOG OF WAR - US-CHINA & VIETNAM

The negative side of Neptune is misinformation. Nowhere was this more evident than the Gulf Of Tonkin incident, known as the lie that launched the Vietnam War. Declassified information and subsequent admissions by the former US Secretary of State, Robert McNamara, leave little doubt about who started the confrontation. The USS Maddox was conducting aggressive surveillance, firing on North Vietnamese craft at 15.05 China Coast time on August 2 1964. There was no retaliatory attack on August 4.

In a televised national address, just before midnight on August 4 1964, President Johnson announced an escalation of air strikes against North Vietnam as a result of provocative attacks. Gullibility to government propaganda wasn’t lost on the New York Times or Washington Post, both reporting alleged Vietnamese aggression as factual. The provocative attacks never happened. The dramatic escalation of the Vietnam War had begun via a deception.

Back then, Neptune was squaring China’s Mars, a combination that aptly fits war at sea. On October 16 the same year, as aggressive Mars joined their Mars/Pluto, China exploded its first nuclear bomb. Vietnam eventually became a communist country with substantial help from China.

LET'S BE FRIENDS

It took a groundbreaking Richard Nixon visit, on the back of a Sino-Soviet split, to formalize US-Sino relations. It wasn’t all that long ago that we were thinking we were a long way from the Cold War of the mid-60’s. But just as the Vietnam War began at the starting point of the current Uranus Pluto cycle, the square of the same planets in 2012-15 invoked rising tensions. China’s looming economic ascendancy was posing a direct challenge to US global control.

China now holds vastly more foreign currency reserves than any other nation. Their ongoing budget surpluses have fueled a US debt addiction. As the challenging Uranus Pluto squares played out, China proposed an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. To date there are 57 international signatories, with the USA a notable omission. China has also become the major investor in emerging countries such as Brazil and is rapidly expanding its defense budget.

US ASIAN PIVOT

The US Asian pivot is an exercise in political containment, much the same as the Vietnam War. And it is just as predictable. Last year on August 19 2014, a combination of Mars and Saturn in Scorpio squared the Chinese Mars/Pluto. A Chinese fighter jet played chicken with a US spy plane, approaching so close that the pilots could see each other clearly with wingtips at twenty feet. The Pentagon issued a formal complaint and diplomatic tensions rose - much like today.

Why the standoff is escalating again is because Jupiter has been moving through Leo and across China’s Mars and Pluto, exaggerating these activities. China’s progressed horoscope also displays an aggravating square between communicative Mercury and combative Mars, inciting a war of words. The period from mid June through August will be vital in addressing the differences.

From the US point of view, since April 2014, the dark nemesis of Pluto has been opposing their birth Sun. It has conjured the simmering cultural differences now bubbling in this political cauldron. They began with the Ukrainian revolution and the breakdown of western relations with Russia. But the economic juggernaut of China with a Russian alliance, may be seen as the bigger threat.

Where to now? Mars is transiting also into the US seventh house of allies and enemies. By June 10-12 the US will experience their militaristic Mars return, simultaneous with the Sun also moving across their birth Mars. Look particularly at that time window along with the mid July and early August. When Pluto last joined the US Sun, it was the opulent Roaring Twenties when New York replaced London as the world’s financial capital. Is the opposition aspect now timing the symbiotic passing of the baton? If so, let's hope it happens minus the fireworks.



 

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Aries or Aries Rising: As a person thinks so is he/she. It was originally a biblical proverb and is now a motivational axiom. You’re living proof of it this week - your thoughts are the basis of your reality. It’s the perfect time to edit your internal dialogue and pay particular attention to verbal input and output. Imagine you’re a switchboard and pulling the plug on all of the negative connections around you. The technology of communication is also opening opportunities for you. Click here for the whole story in the monthlies. To look at your own 2015 -2016 personal chart, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top 

Taurus or Taurus Rising: It's not unusual to be thinking about your financial future a little more than usual. Retrograde and therefore reflective Mercury is moving through your money zone. Reconsiderations, re-organizations, and hopefully positive realizations come your way. It's not only money of course; it's also about resources and security. This can be a good time for developing a new skill set or starting a business from the ground up. A time when your self-esteem can be measured by your resourcefulness. Click here for much more in the monthlies. To look at your own 2015 -2016 personal horoscope, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

Gemini or Gemini Rising: Be creative with what you read – even your horoscope. Rumor and innuendo may be targeting you. Backtracking Mercury’s meandering messages are being blurred by a ‘believe what you will’ Neptune and especially around the end of the week. It’s a combination that poets delight in, but putting pen to paper in other contractual ways can be problematic. Discrimination is essential now, along with double-checking your restaurant tab and phone bills. Click here and get the full bottle on this To look at your own 2015 -2016 personal horoscope, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

Cancer or Cancer Rising: You gain more now by sitting back in observation mode. Your work thrives behind the scenes and your private time should be treasured. Take your foot off the accelerator on something too see how that vehicle travels by its own momentum. Consider whether you have been pushing yourself a little too hard or against the weight of expectation. Accept that energy levels naturally fluctuate and this is a time of rejuvenation, perhaps even healing for some. Click here for the monthly outlook To look at your own future prospects astrologically for 2015 -2016, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

Leo or Leo Rising: The Sun, Mercury and Mars are all concentrating in the humanitarian side of your solar chart. Global awareness and collective involvement is what this is all about. Network your talents and discover strength in numbers and answers through association. Join a movement. You make friends easily through such united endeavors. But some of this group activity may not come cheap and you need to be discriminating around expenditure. You can click here for the monthlies To look at your own personal horoscope for 2015 -2016, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

Virgo or Virgo Rising: The commanding Sun is at the zenith of your solar chart and linked with competitive Mars and your ruler Mercury. It’s a time to make your mark on the world. You may feel driven to succeed at something now and feel more fired up than usual. It’s important to direct your energy into the right places and not be diverted by wasteful comparisons. Why? Because your efforts now are more likely to be noticed. Perfect for the job seekers, and also suited to career changes. To get the fuller picture click here your monthly horoscope. To look at your own future prospects astrologically for 2015 -2016, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

Libra or Libra Rising: They may look strange when you first meet them, but not all 'aliens' are invaders from Mars. Chill out! You’re bound to meet some very different people now with futuristic ideas. The greater the difference, the better their effect. They’re meant to take you out of the familiar goldfish bowl. Travel can be inspirational, even if not what you initially planned for. New interests and courses are bound to broaden your outlook and work prospects. Click here and the monthly explains it fuller. To look at your own personal horoscope for 2015 -2016, organize a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

Scorpio or Scorpio Rising: You’re finding your courage simply by doing. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, ‘Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.’ His message is relevant as your old path has been metaphorically covered by the leaves of yesterday. The living way is the new way and you’re not lost, you’re just exploring. But there are other people walking these woods too and linking up may not be such a bad idea. Click here for your monthly update To look at your own personal horoscope for 2015 -2016, organize a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising: Do you have any trouble making up your mind? Well…yes and no! That may be an old joke but this week you’re meeting the people who inspired it. Hopefully you’re not in too much of a hurry. Mindful Mercury is backtracking through your partnership zone. Second or thoughts anyone..or maybe third? It’s great for a walk down memory lane with old friends. Otherwise, patience can be your best buddy, but it can be tested midweek and especially if you’re early December born. Click here for more in the monthlies. To look at your own personal horoscope for 2015 -2016, organize a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details.  Top

Capricorn or Capricorn Rising: People who look like perennial ‘naturals’ have usually been doing it a long time. Beginners luck doesn’t last. So ease up on the self-judgment if something you’re doing is not working to expectation. There is a learning curve involved with this and repetition (of the right kind) will lead to eventual mastery. Hard work and perseverance are as valuable to you now as enthusiasm. Changing habits may not be easy but it is certainly immensely empowering. You'll get the full bottlle here in the monthlies. To look at your own future prospects astrologically in 2015 -2016, organize a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

Aquarius or Aquarius Rising: When the personal planets parade through your house of pleasure it's time to post some selfies of 'having a good time'. Be delightfully immature, because you know it's kids that have the best time of all. Let your heart rule your head as your house of romance is coming alive. It's important to say how you feel. There is one proviso on the speculative side. If you're gambling - know when to quit when you're ahead and live to play another day. Click here for the monthlies To look at your own future prospects astrologically for 2015 -2016, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed. Click here for details. Top

Pisces or Pisces Rising: The incredibly creative, highly imaginative and sometimes downright deceptive Neptune is your principle planetary player this week. Just make sure he doesn’t have too much to drink, or indulge in addictive denial behavior. Neptune’s dreamtime qualities can take you on a treasure hunt for fools gold or transport you to a surreal paradise. Just remember the reality is always somehow bent. Enjoy the escape, indulge a few fantasies and remember to take your anti-gullibility pills along, just in case they're ever required. Click here for the monthlies. To look at your own personal horoscope for 2015 -2016, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

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