surfing on through the skies
Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation today. He is the first Pope to resign in 600 years. He has attributed his resignation to poor health.
“For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the Cardinals on 19 April, 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February, 2013, at 20:00 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is,”
Here is the event chart for the intended date of his departure as head of the Catholic Church set for Vatican City, Italy:
Note the abundance of planets in Pisces, a classic sign of Christ energy.
The plethora of planets in the 6th house of this event chart indeed reflect the reason the Pope has given for his departure as being poor health.
Retrograde Mercury is in exact quincunx to the Libran moon at 17 Libra.
17 Libra is the position of Fixed star Seginus. Seginus with the Moon: “Preferment by indirect means followed by disgrace and ruin”. [Robson*, p.207.]
Neptune and Venus are conjunct in Pisces. Love and Sacrafice.
Jupiter, ruler of faith, religion and philosophy is in it’s home house in the 9th house trine the Ascendent of this event chart. Big day then in Vatican City.
Chiron is in conjunction with the Sun in Pisces. Jupiter,squares this Sun, Chiron conjunction. Saturn in Scorpio trines this point. This is certainly an expansive event, which will send waves through the Catholic Church for many years to come.
Uranus in Aries is opposite the Ascendent…ch ch ch changes, conjunct the descendent – a radical change for the people.
Pluto in Capricorn is in the 4th house of the event chart “home”, roots and background – this squares the Vertex axis. Transformation of the home base and world by events seemingly beyond control. A destined event. Big comings and goings.
There will be much more to glean from further examining this chart, these are just some initial thoughts.References: http://www.constellationsofwords.com/stars/Stars_in_longitude_order.htm http://www.smh.com.au/world/pope-benedict-xvi-resigns-because-of-failing-health-20130211-2e98x.html