for December 20
Internet Builds Global
week tech stocks leaped ahead on their runaway, record-breaking rally,
while government officials met in San Francisco to discuss e-taxes.
On the diplomatic front, analysts noted that Syria’s interest in making
peace with Israel is for business reasons: Syria’s failed economy needs
western investments, and most specifically, Syria wants the Internet.
China watchers noted that by 2005 Internet use in China will likely
surpass the U.S.
the stunning, electrifying growth of the Internet reached a peak of
activity last week when Pallas Athena turned retrograde on the U.S.
Midheaven. (Editor's note: WolfStar uses the Scorpio
rising U.S. chart.) Pallas Athena is the natural ruler of
the Internet, and although the tech stocks did not level off on Wednesday
(as was incorrectly forecast in this column), the most successful internet
companies were all in the news.
announced its partnership with WalMart, Microsoft is teaming up with
Best Buy, and Yahoo is marrying K-Mart. These and other Internet news
items propelled the NASDAQ to over 70 percent gains so far this year.
One financial analyst reported that the stock market has not seen such
phenomenal growth since 1915, when the Dow was up 81 percent.
activity points to Uranus, the planet governing high tech industry and
revolution. Uranus takes 84 years to make one complete cycle, and in
1915 was in exactly the same zodiacal location as it is this year. At
the time, the top corporations were all profiting from the industrial
mobilization for World War I. Americans’ domestic tranquility was rudely
of this degree zone is that it marks the entrance of the U.S. Fourth House,
the sector describing conditions on the home front. The United States
is now in the midst of an unfettered, unmanaged technological revolution
with the same disruptive excitement as World War I. Internet technology
is shaping the global infrastructure as we collectively enter the next
Solstice Full Moon
December 22 at 12:31 pm EST (9:31 am PST) a rare Full Moon takes place
on the same day as the Winter Solstice. Since the Moon is at its closest
point to the Earth, and the Earth is at its closest to the Sun, this
Full Moon will appear to be exceedingly bright. Astronomers and astrologers
alike are breathlessly anticipating this spectacular event.
unusually strong gravitational pull from this alignment makes for dangerous
weather and geological conditions. Earthquakes, volcanoes, winter storms,
mudslides, torrential downpours, and other dramatic meteorological events
can be expected. The Winter Solstice Full Moon at the dawn of the millennium
will likely inspire poets and mystics as much as anarchists and terrorists.
in Aquarius is now in the U.S. Fourth House, and already reports are
emerging of would-be plots to blow up New Year’s celebrations. Tons
of dynamite have been stolen by unknown perpetrators from a mining camp
in Williams, Arizona, while an assumed follower of Osama bin Laden was
arrested in Seattle with the same explosive materials used in the 1993
detonation of New York’s World Trade Center. Religious extremists running
militia camps are being tracked by the FBI, and we can only hope they
have all of them under surveillance.
week, musician Stevie Wonder, who has been blind from birth, talked
about a miracle technology cure that may restore his sight. A microchip
surgically implanted in the back of the eye would transmit images to
the brain. The technology may be widely available within three years,
and offers millions of Americans who are blind due to retinal damage
an option never before imagined.
Wonder was born a musical Taurus (May 13, 1950; 4:15 pm; Saginaw, MI),
with Neptune, the planet of imagination, mysticism and vision right
on his Libra Ascendant. Self-sacrificing Neptune dominates the horoscope,
and describes his hopeful comments about the procedure, “It’s not about
me. Now people will be aware of this technology and maybe funds will
be raised for other people, for someone to be able to see. That’s the
Wonder’s exploration of this eye chip is tied to Pallas Athena. Pallas
rules pattern recognition, and so governs physical sight as well as
understanding. Mystical visions often take place when Jupiter or Neptune
makes contact with Pallas. Stevie Wonder was born with Jupiter trine
Pallas, and everything he sings about reflects this visionary quality.
week transiting Pallas came to a full stop right on his Pluto when he
discussed the pending change of his visual process. This transit is
underscored by the most powerful progression of his Jupiter, which is
now exactly trine his natal Pallas. This combination shows how resonant
transits trigger underlying progressions to create amazing events.