The Week ahead

 Vol. 522,  May 1-June8, 2010
This column is meant for people with a basic knowledge of astrological principles,- Past weekaheads



Jupiter conjunct Uranus  / discoverytime has begun


Comet McNaught can be found low in the northeastern sky before dawn gliding through the constellation Perseus. It is brightening as it approaches Earth for a 1.13 AU close encounter on June 15th and 16th. Currently, the comet is at the threshold of naked eye visibility (5th to 6th magnitude) and could become as bright as the stars of the Big Dipper (2nd magnitude) before the end of the month. Because this is the comet's first visit to the inner solar system, predictions of future brightness are necessarily uncertain; amateur astronomers should be alert for the unexpected.

Older newsflashes:

NASA expects an increase in solar storms during the next years, affecting our technological society (Uranus in Aries square Pluto in the becoming)


The oilspill : occurred just after Cheiron went into Pisces, damaging the seas.

Saturn opposite Uranus in Ukraine

Ukraine, declaration of Indepence, August 24, 1991, Kiev, 14.59 pm GMT

The  state emblem of Ukraine is the trident which is rather funny if we see Neptune, also the trident, conjunct the Ascendant of the birthchart of Ukraine. But the Ukrainian government is not at all into astrology, on the contrary. Ukraine astrologer Sergey Smelyakov reported in ISAR's newsletter April 24 that 
Seven deputies of Ukrainian Parliament have put forward a bill for the  prohibition of astrology, numerology, forecasting and of any other subject linked to any form of magic. It is not a joke! They want to forbid both the practice of these subjects and the distribution of any kind of information pertaining to these spheres, except "criticism  narrating the negative impacts of these practices...". This bill-draft was registered in Parliament on April 13, 2010

Astrologically it is Saturn (the government) opposing Uranus: free science and astrology,  and in the chart of Ukraine it may well be Pluto coming to a square with the 3rd and 9th house cusp, or more exactly, the outcome of the first Pluto-Saturn square, with Saturn conjuncting the 9th house cusp (creating dogma). 

Another matter is that Uranus is in its finals of the sign of Pisces: astrology is just nowhere, like no flights for a number of days recently. 

More on this bill from the Kharkov School of astrology click here.



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Joyce Hoen DF Astrol S, 2010, e-mail chta @