петак, 15. март 2019.

Cazimi at 24º Pisces on 15th March 2019 and Pope Francis I Published: 15th March, 2019 I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

 Cazimi at 24º Pisces on 15th March 2019 and Pope Francis I
 Published: 15th March, 2019 I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

 Cazimi conjunction of retrograde Mercury and the Sun at 24º Pisces right now is happening and it has very strong message through the Sabian symbols: "The purging of the priesthood"

Dynamic transition periods...

Anyone interested in church reform is probably very excited by the symbol for Pisces 24º (read the meaning for 25º in the book). It is not unexpected that 'purging of the priesthood' actually happen from time to time during our lives. 

'Priesthood' can refer to the standard bearers of any accepted convention, belief, practice and so on. Even in the case where the 'priests' are stewards of a way of life, a time of transition must come in order to allow the new, the young, the insights more in accord with the time to take over.

Pope Francis I has in his draconic chart Chiron (wounds, healing) at 25º Virgo, just across cazimi at 24º Pisces, also his draco axis 6/12 (axis of serving) goes over 23º Pisces/23º Virgo. So midpoint would be exactly at 24º Pisces, where we have cazimi right now. But look his draconic Neptune (faith)-it is at 24º Sagittarius!!!

Of course, his natal chart also "smells" on some big change, his MC is 0º Taurus-Uranus is there right now, and he is going to have soon his first Uranus' return (5 Taurus), e.i. during June/July Uranus will cross over his natal Uranus. But, more over, look his natal axis of lunar nodes-NN is at 24º Sagittarius, as well as SN is at 24º Gemini, with Sun at 25º Sagittarius (Galactic Center-I found this degree in charts of very important people for the world,Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin, but also I link Galactic Center with Vatican as place of power in western religion). Interesting, before I posted this article on my blog, I have been reading very inspiring article from IAM by Anne Beversdorf about lunar nodes in Vedic astrology, where I found that NN (Rahu) is snake, it is malefic place, and where SN(Ketu) is the place where we should learn to understand our experience, digest the good and realize the bad, it's a place to go deep and learn about yourself. (if you want to read IAM, you can get your copy here: https://infinityastrologicalmagazine.com/nucleus-iam24-mar…/ )

Cazimi is something special and this might be such a big opportunity for Western Religion and Pope Francis I to get some deep insights, to "digest" something, and to make some big change in Vatican. His Saturn, as ruler of his Aquarius Moon (he is Cancer rising, so his Moon (together with Chiron (healing) is very important, cause the Moon presents him, most of all) is at 16º Pisces, where Mercury will turn direct on 29th March 2019, and Neptune is just at his Saturn (having on mind that in his natal chart he has Saturn/Neptune oppositon)-so, there is some big confussion, some illusion, and probably when Mercury turns direct, he will present to the world some new secrets which Vatican kept...

If we take a look on his Uranus' return chart (1st July 2019), we must notice axis IC/MC over 24º Sagittarius/24º Gemini (which moves his natal axis of lunar nodes), which today's cazimi already "hits", as well as the Moon in the chart of Uranus' return at 24º Gemini-isn't it amazing, how we already now have so important message that Vatican must pass some very big lesson....We all, already, are familiar with sexual abuse's scandals within the catholic church...

His Solar Arc Venus, as well as his secondary progressed Venus (ruler of his MC) is already at 0º Taurus, together with transit Uranus (and in natal chart he has Venus in Aquarius, in square with Uranus Taurus), so this is the time he makes some change as the head person of Vatican. In Solar Arc he has during 2019 the Moon at 5º Uranus, exactly at his natal Uranus. The Moon presents him as ruler of his Asc at 9º Cancer, so, I would say that Pope Francis I might make some big "revolution" within Vatican.

And again, I must say, e.i. repeat, Mercury in Pisces and retrograde is the best for praying, meditation, not for speaking. So, in case cazimi with the Sun-only if you go so deep in your meditation you can touch the light, and the Sun is always some bright message from the God. Of course, we can see that cazimi approach into square with Jupiter in domicile, in Sagittarius, and Jupiter is almost at 24º Sagittarius, e.i. on Pope Francis' I natal NN and his natal Sun-in Vedic astrology NN (Rahu) is well known as a snake, and this is more malefic place than good... 

So, Jupiter in Sagittarius could be religon and yes, much more western religion than eastern, and it will be so intersting to see what will happen soon, but one is sure-there will be some transition period... With square with Jupiter in domicile, there might be some huge ideal, vision, too, but Pope Francis I should be very careful how he will express his vision, cause Mercury is, after all, retrograde, and silence should be the best way. Jupiter in Sagittarius I take as Zeus too, the main god in Greek mythology, it speaks about law, but moral too....

And, here you can read my article where I predicted (4th March, 2013) that new Pope will be from Argentina - Papal resignation and star Formalhaut

понедељак, 04. март 2019.

NUCLEUS #IAM24 March/April 2019 – order your digital/hard copy!

NUCLEUS #IAM24 March/April 2019 – order your digital/hard copy!



Uranus just prepares to enter Taurus again, on 6th March, 2019,  Mercury turns retrograde at 29° Pisces, and there will be the New Moon at 15° Pisces.

So, it is time for #IAM24 March/April 2019 issue #NUCLEUS.

You can order your digital/hard copy here

петак, 01. март 2019.

Journal at 60: chart symphonies of destiny Published 1st March, 2019 I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

Journal at 60: chart symphonies of destiny
Published 1st March, 2019 I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

This article was first time published in The Astrological Journal (Astrological Association of Great Britain):  www.astrologicalassociation.com

Using techniques of significant degrees, fixed stars, the 12th harmonic, natal and draconic astrology, synastry, secondary progressions and transits, the author demonstrates the many interlinking strands of her approach and traces the fateful links between two past leading figures of the AA and Journal and the present

The Astrological Association (AA) can boast many great names in its history. But who among them have charts which resonate strongly with the destiny of the Astrological Association and The Astrological Journal (which celebrates its 60th birthday in this issue)? Most certainly Charles Harvey (the AA’s longest-serving president) and Zach Matthews (longest-serving editor of Journal). 

Matthews became editor in 1972 (until 1991). Harvey became president a year later in 1973 (until 1994). During this period, the AA’s progressed Sun crossed from 12º Cancer 48’ to 13º Cancer 45’ and over the largest fixed star, Sirius (the Canis Major constellation). Sirius is also called the ‘Guardian of Europe’, representing those who supervise all the others, being the power, the fame and the wealth.

Cancer at 13º is a ‘significant degree’ for the AA and AJ, and in my system of astrology the following details are pertinent. Harvey has a draconic Moon at 13º Cancer 05’ while Matthews has in his natal chart a conjunction of Mercury (publishing, publications, journal) and Venus (the ruler of his MC) at 13º Capricorn, exactly opposite Sirius. In Matthews’ draconic chart, the ruler of his natal 11th house – which is the house of astrology and astrological associations – is at 13º Cancer. 

Matthews was born just after full moon in Cancer (Moon at 21º Cancer 23’/Sun 21º Capricorn 11’) with as many as four personal planets out of bounds (OOB): Moon 25N52, Mercury 24S14, Mars 26N54 and Venus very close to being OOB (23S11). All this confirms that he had abundant talents. 

 There is an interesting synastry between the present AJ editor, Victor Olliver and Matthews. Mars in both their charts is similarly placed: Zach has retrograde Mars at 12º Cancer 06’, while Olliver has it at 11º Cancer 32’, both very close to Sirius (at 13º Cancer). Moreover, Mars in both charts is OOB, which describes tireless energy (despite Mars being in fall). In Olliver’s chart, Mars is in the 5th house (creativity, though this is also the Ascendant from the point of view of past life) and ruler of the 9th (publishing, future life, our purpose). In Matthews’ chart, Mars is the primary ruler of the 11th house (astrological associations, organisations) in Scorpio. 


Another Matthews-Olliver connection: Matthews’ nodal axis lies across 16º Virgo (NN)/16º Pisces (SN) – Victor has his Moon (and the Moon in my system carries the soul’s memory from the previous incarnations) at 16º Pisces! The conjunction of Olliver’s Moon and Matthews’ South Node suggests a strong karmic bond. I should emphasise, however, that when I see the South Node touching a personal planet, this is not literally about a ‘past life’, but about a transformative influence from the past, which is the symbolism of the 11th house, the sign of Aquarius and its modern ruler Uranus. In other words, it is the effect of Matthews’ personality that brings a great change and, ultimately, contributes freedom to Olliver in this life (as editor). Matthews’ nodal axis squares Olliver’s IC/MC axis (16º Gemini/16º Sagittarius). The square speaks about incomplete activities (of the past) which need to be completed in the present. 

A strong karmic bond between these two editors is indicated by the conjunction of Olliver’s Venus (the ruler of his 3rd house – everything that we write, read, our verbal and written words) and Matthews’ Saturn. Saturn is the planet that ‘takes’ while another planet is the one giving: so, in this case, Olliver is the one who has a ‘karmic debt’ to Matthews and he feels this huge, unconscious need to repay it through his dedicated and committed work to the AA, as editor since 4 September 2014. On the other side, we see Olliver’s Saturn on Matthews’ Ascendant, so this really is a very strong karmic bond. 

In Olliver’s draconic chart, Sun is at 12º Libra, the exact degree of MC in Matthews’ natal chart . In the year marking the 60th anniversary of the AJ, Olliver will be the one giving (in a way) a gold medal (Sun) to Matthews. It is Olliver’s draconic Moon at 27º Cancer, on the natal Neptune of Matthews (27º Cancer) – painting the picture of Olliver’s soul being the one that ‘hears’ the whisper of Matthews’ ‘ghost’ (Neptune in Matthews’ chart is the ruler of his 3rd house with Pisces on the cusp – written and spoken words, ideas). 


If we look at Matthews’ 12th harmonic chart  (which speaks of our future life), then we find that the Moon and the Sun are at 14º-16º Sagittarius, which is the place of Olliver’s MC, while Venus in this chart is at 16º Virgo, directly opposite Olliver’s Moon (as well as on the very North Node of Matthews). Olliver enables Matthews to ‘live’, i.e. Matthews ‘speaks’ through or influences Olliver’s work (as the present AJ editor). 


This year is significant for the AJ, not just because it celebrates its 60th but because Saturn touches twice the 13º Capricorn/13º Cancer axis in 2019. It happens first in January 2019; second time (and the last, maybe the most significant one) when Saturn starts its direct motion on 18 September 2019, precisely from 13º Capricorn 55’! Saturn will make the AJ even more of a ‘polished diamond’, as Saturn polishes, removing everything that no longer serves us, leaving only the good. Saturn is actually the truth and the truth is always beautiful. 

 It is also interesting to look at Charles Harvey’s secondary progressions  for 18 September 2019: when Saturn starts its direct motion precisely from 13º Capricorn, it ‘calls’ for his draconic Moon at 13º Cancer. Why? Because then, the secondary progressed Moon of Harvey is at the Galactic Centre at 26º Sagittarius 18’ (where the draconic Ascendant of Matthews is as well as the place of the South Node when Matthews passed away on 19 January 2002). The Galactic Centre is the place of the greatest power and this is another confirmation of the AJ’s pre-eminence in the astrology world. Harvey’s solar Arc axis of IC/MC crosses 21º Capricorn/21º Cancer in 2019, the axis of Matthews’ natal Sun and Moon. And finally, we should look at Harvey’s progressed Sun at 16º Virgo in the course of 2019, the place of Matthews’ North Node, which touches Olliver’s Moon at 16º Pisces and Olliver’s natal IC/MC axis (16º Gemini/16º Sagittarius). 


If we go back to the past and check the transit of Saturn across 13º degrees of cardinal signs, we find that Harvey and Matthews took up their positions at the AA and AJ as Saturn crossed 13º Cancer (1974/1975) – I would say that these two men have set stable foundations, helping to lead the AA and AJ towards becoming something like the ‘Guardians of Europe’ in their industry. Then, in 1981, Saturn crossed 13º Libra, and in 1989 crossed 13º Capricorn, followed by Matthews’ departure (in 1991), i.e. one cycle was closed. Following the 1959 birth of AJ, with Joan Rodgers as first editor, we see Saturn crossing 13º Capricorn during 1960, the year of its first solar return.  

Saturn provides us with stability and safety in time. Of course, it requires respect for rules, order, discipline, time. Time (and patience) is what is needed to create something worthwhile – and built to last. 

Wishing The Astrological Journal a happy 60th birthday! 

 Smiljana Gavrančić was born in Serbia and she is the editor, founder and owner of the bimonthly IAM –  INΦINITY Astrological Magazine. She is an ISAR (CAP), studied hermetic astrology and practises astrology of karma and archetypes (fixed stars, mythology). She is also a leading exponent of significant degrees in mundane and natal charts – and was one of a few astrologers to predict that Donald Trump would become 45th US president a year before his election. Her websites: https://infinityastrologicalmagazine.com. And http://astrologsmiljanagavrancic.blogspot.com.

Cazimi at 24º Pisces on 15th March 2019 and Pope Francis I Published: 15th March, 2019 I Author: Smiljana Gavrančić

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