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Crucifix    Crushed



According to Silvio Citroni, mayor of Cevo village in Brescia, the tragic death beneath a suddenly falling massive crucifix of 21 year old Marco Gusmini on Thursday 24th April (some reports say Wednesday 23rd) was “inexplicable tragedy”. The Repubblica newspaper declared  “Everyone is seeing a hidden hand, an undeclared meaning, connecting details that have no connection in reality”. Some Italians saw it as a bad omen for Italy. Lina Wertmuller, widow of Enrico Job, sculptor of the 600 kilogram Christ figure attached to the strange and almost sinister curved cross, also spoke of the tragedy and how silly it now seemed to regard the crucifix as a symbol for Italy and its protection.

The cross was dedicated to John Paul 11 and some Catholics have suspected divine disapproval of the canonization of this controversial Pope. The disaster occurred only days before  his elevation to sainthood on Sunday 27th, and on the same day that the Vatican was  hosting a press conference with the Costa Rican woman whose reported miracle had been a needed proof for the new status.  In Cevo village pilgrims were celebrating the forthcoming ceremony for this pontiff who years before had visited their region of Lombardy and to whom, as said, the cross was dedicated. It seems a sudden wind loosed the giant 30 metre high cross from where it has for years been anchored to earth by cables tested for safety last year.

The accident in the run up to the double canonization in which John Paul was joined in sainthood with the reformist Pope John XX111 has seemed stranger still in light of the fact the pilgrim victim to the  cross lived in a street named for…..Pope John XX111. It is the sort of thing that has helped take the event somewhat out of the range of just unfortunate occurrences into the realm of synchronicity and special messages.

But if so, just what messages?  While the following makes no claim to be direct revelation from on high, I will present some uniquely suggestive information for what this event could signify. Due to the fact I have claimed for years now to possess the true birth data for Jesus (as per my Testament of the Magi, ) and provably so in that it also works for Christ events to this day, I was rather confident I should find something tellingly relevant and I feel that I have done so.


To place all this in context however, any astrologer would want to stress that on the 24th we had just passed exactitude  of (and on the 23rd were still within) a stressed formation of the planets that stargazers had not liked the look of for some time. It stood moreover at the midpoint of 2 eclipses – the first being the lunar blood moon, first of the notorious blood tetrad which can have relevance to especially wars and affairs of Israel. Personally I suspect these recent signs were involved with the Ukraine crisis which could be seeding what will develop into something larger…..Be that as it may….the Italian crucifix disaster basically belongs within a celestial stress pattern called of all things The Grand Cross. This had lined up Mars at 13 Libra, Jupiter at 13 Cancer, Uranus at 13 Aries and Pluto at 13 Capricorn (though on the 24th Jupiter was just entering 14 degrees from 13 Cancer slightly easing the tension).

Libra, Cancer, Aries and Capricorn are what are called “cardinal” signs and they provoke action. 13 degrees of these signs are also deemed “critical”. This means they are accented, strong, liable to trigger events. Something serious had to happen. Mars itself is anyway an action planet, one often making for violence too. Uranus is any accidents, shocks and surprises. Pluto is force majeure, an extreme planet which I believe can be used as symbol for God as Creator and Judge.

Jupiter is the religion planet and was even the original Star of Bethlehem at Christ’s birth, (to be precise it was at 19 Pisces on the day of birth and if the day of the accident was the 24th as most claim, peaceful Venus at 20 Pisces had just departed from conjunction with that position, a point on which I can comment later). The crucifix that killed the unfortunate Marco was more the heavy sculpture of Christ’s body than the cross itself. Accidents are most essentially Mars/Uranus events. With these thoughts in mind, what was happening on the day to the chart of Christ?


Uranus at 13 ARIES was conjunct the asteroid ITALIA at 13 Aries in Jesus’ birth chart. Italy would be deeply involved and shocked. And on the 24th itself ITALIA was transiting at 0 Aries, in other words on a world point. This was an Italian event the world would certainly hear of.

Opposite Uranus  (and recall an accident event is itself a Uranus/Mars one), at 13 Libra stood Mars. But in the chart of Jesus 13 Libra is special. It is the position of Mercury, “ruler” of his body and even the whole birth pattern because the Mercurial sign of Gemini rises at the moment of birth. But for Jesus this degree is also the same as his  Part of Death and the asteroid GRATIA (Grace). One could say the body of Christ was vowed to death, sacrificed to it, and full of physical and spiritual grace. But could contact with even the image of his body risk death  under such as a Mars transit to this position?

Nothing of significance falls on 13 Capricorn in Jesus’ natus, but to the extent we might look at the chart of Christianity (taken from Pentecost AD 30) as a supplementary source for what is after all also a church involving event, 13 Capricorn  happens to be the degree of REQUIEM (rest). And as it happens the Jupiter arm of the Grand Cross formation that I haven’t so far mentioned, is conjunct Jesus’ FRIEDEN (Peace) carrying the same kind of message. It may be assumed Marco went straight to God and Paradise – there is no Marco asteroid but its French equivalent, MARC, was strangely enough at the time of the accident at 0 degrees of dangerous Aquarius on an axis opposite to PARADISE at 0 Leo.

……But however interesting, none of this notably hints at the meaning of the event as any sign. We must look further.


On the 24th April the all-important sun at 4 Taurus exactly conjuncted the HELL asteroid in Christ’s chart [1]. Obviously some would be inclined to blame precisely hell for the day’s disaster – the forces of evil busy trying to make the cross a symbol feared, rejected or neglected or even staking claims to a victim because the religious community had got too far outside the divine will. Moreover Saturn, planet of restriction and woe and often Satan-identified, at 21 of Scorpio ( a strong “critical” degree for “fixed” signs like Scorpio) was degree exact on Jesus’ own action releasing Mars, along with his FIDES (Faith) and SALAVAT (Salvation). Needless to say faith was severely challenged by the accident at Cevo!

But then on the other hand, and no matter at what precise time the accident occurred (around lunchtime is all I can find), the moon was in Pisces in 2 or 3 degrees conjunct the CHRIST asteroid for the day [2]. What  we have to consider in light of this and other factors (like this same difficult Sun fortunately trine  COELUM/Heaven on the day) and that I shan’t include lest we finish with too many factors, is whether the meaning is something which could proceed from the forces of evil at the same time as it is could still be willed, or at least permitted and used by God as a specific sign of something.

I will immediately state I think there is as suspected something here about John Paul and his approaching canonization which the villagers and pilgrims were celebrating at a cross dedicated to him, because though I don’t know the precise time (I have guessed around 12.30 pm since lunch preparations were being made) for a start it is very likely for any “lunchtime”  that JP11’s destiny and reputation sign of Leo would be rising,  Also asteroid JEANPAUL is very strangely and weakly placed at 29.33 of Aquarius, the sign that Uranus of the shocks and surprises rules. Jean Paul associates with the accident event from its last degree as MARC(o) does from its first.

In order to comment and deduce anything at all from the data, before continuing a very few words about divine providence are appropriate. God doesn’t desire the death of persons through accidents and those who die in them aren’t automatically more guilty than anybody else – Jesus affirmed as much about those who died in the tower of Siloam (Luk 13:4). However, at least according to biblical rather than later philosophical Christianity that colours a lot of Catholic thought, the world most essentially belongs to the forces of evil and Jesus appears on earth to begin resistance to that rule. The original idea was also, rather as in continental law where one is assumed guilty unless proved innocent rather than innocent until proved guilty, that people – perhaps not everyone and certainly not children but in broad principle – are deemed simply guilty before God and needing ransom back from the devil who “owns” them. God does not deal with realms of sin, so prayer is important in invoking the protection and involvement God does not normally reckon to engage before the end of time and evil.

So……it follows that in an imperfect world God will permit evil, will refuse or withdraw any specific cover against it, especially so when evil and error pass beyond a certain point – the “wrath” of God usually signifies withdrawal of protection to let chaos have its natural way. But that same refusal, even leading on to disaster itself like the destruction of Jerusalem and Solomon’s temple in 586 BC, then becomes prophetic lesson and sign. Something of the sort could well be the case in the bizarre, spectacular death of the unfortunate Mario.


The crowd was celebrating the soon canonization of John Paul at John Paul’s own cross. Let’s not even dwell on the fact that at least Protestants would protest any cult of the saints amounted to practice of a species of  forbidden idolatry or necromancy  – it is biblically forbidden to attempt contact with the spirits of the dead Deut 18:11, even the righteous dead like King Saul attempting to contact the prophet Samuel. Prayer and worship is supposed to be directed to God alone. On this basis the fact that revered “saints” may give occasional well certified cures such as the Vatican was highlighting on the day of the accident, could be deemed irrelevant, especially as exorcists know that devils can be forced to withdraw a curse and thus cure people. So healing may not have the assumed source and might serve a wider deception.

But even assuming the cult of saints can be theologically justified, could and should it really be practiced in the case of specifically John Paul? His canonization has been rushed through by normal standards on public demand (the other Pope John XX111 has not even been required to supply the usual second miracle!). It is believed Pope Francis has been happy to waive rules because he wants the symbolism of joining  an in some respects very traditionalist pontiff (John Paul) with a reformist, modern one (John X111).

But the more that is known and written about John Paul the more shady he becomes and in his way non-traditional and even heretical. Those who have suffered child abuse believe no one who ignored that phenomenon to the extent John Paul did in the face of evidence can be called a saint. But he anyway presents serious contradictions. On the one hand his cult of the Virgin was extreme (should not self-dedication like his Totus Tuus “only yours” be reserved for God not Mary?) while at Assisi in 1986 he virtually opened the door to some kind of new universalism when he prayed with leaders of a hundred different faiths and allowed such as a Buddha image over the tabernacle and various non-Christian rites to be performed in front of the altar.

Certainly things were not limited to the Assisi gathering but manifest amid the pontiff’s numerous travels. This Pope had the sign of Shiva painted on his forehead in India. He kissed and bowed towards the Koran in the presence of Muslim leaders which, all matters of doctrine apart, was felt to be outrageous to the suffering of Christian minorities in places such as Iraq. There was also  woeful irony in the fact that this Pope, famed for his reconciling attitude to the Jews, should have venerated the Koran on of all days 14th May  (in 1999), in short the birthday of the Jewish state which at least some Muslims would wish to see destroyed since on some readings of the Koran the Jews need to be annihilated in jihad at the time of the end. In Benin John Paul was a cheerful spectator at a witch doctor’s snake worshipping ceremony and in Togo he prayed alongside Animists. For things like this some Catholics denounced John Paul as an anti-Pope and apostate.  Might he even have been preparing the way for the late Catholic Seeress, Jeane Dixon’s false prophet who will succeed to the last Pope and inaugurate a world faith through Rome?

Let’s not go into the controversies that still surround the story of John Paul’s finances and politics which last, if it had some positive features in relation to Poland and East European Communism, is itself not beyond criticism – he may have had inappropriate dealings with the CIA. I don’t know and don’t need to know or judge for present purposes. However, although I don’t personally lend it credence, I am aware that Latin America has been fascinated by some young woman claiming Jesus showed her various celebrities in hell including John Paul 11 whom she claims privately was anything but saintly. Again I can’t and won’t comment on what I don’t know, but this much can be known….

It was mentioned that on the day of the Cevo, accident the sun of the day was conjunct hell. It is hard to avoid the impression John Paul doesn’t release mayhem, if not hell in some way. For example, on Oct 21st 2012, the same day that a relic related to Jean Paul arrived in Lourdes, the town was seriously and rarely flooded.  Then again in 2013 on June 18th, the day it was announced a second miracle certified John Paul’s sainthood, Lourdes was flooded once again.

Oddly enough for John Paul’s  associations with chaos, the Vatican chart reveals asteroid JOHNPAUL at 29 Cancer in direct sextile (i.e opportunity aspect) to HELL at 28 Taurus. This pontiff therefore risks releasing mayhem in some  fashion as, let us be frank, does Jupiter the religion planet itself which stands in the Vatican’s house of religion conjunct JP on the same degree. A chaos apt to be released, not least perhaps through precisely Lourdes of the floods?! It should not be forgotten that originally St Bernadette of Lourdes thought it was the devil rather than the Virgin had appeared to her there, and originally the French clergy were opposed to the whole false notion, as it seemed to them, of Immaculate Conception. It was essentially a papal overruling endorsed Bernadette’s highly dubious vision  – for why it is dubious see notes to my poem Maryianity  at

What I would agree about with the nonetheless probably delusionary young visionary who places John Paul in hell, is that God is “no respecter of persons” (Acts 10:34). If someone including a Pope does not behave well they do not obtain divine approval or convey anybody any blessings (recall how John Paul was unable to exorcize a girl screaming blasphemies in the Vatican)  even if they don’t finish up in precisely hell. It is not for believers to put any person of obvious known errors and failures upon a pedestal thereby distracting from the prayer and attention supposed to be directed upon God. (And if by chance John Paul were in hell, it would needless to say be the final irony and judgement-invoking sin for Christians to be making him the object of a cult!). The odd, so-called, “void of course”, weak position of JEANPAUL at the time of the Cevo accident bespeaks his odd relation  to believers. Those celebrating him shouldn’t really be doing so as he is no presence to save and help them. Nor really is the Cevo image of Christ which is effectively an upside down one faced towards earth and not declaring anything like Christ’s victory through and amid suffering and its effect in a subsequently heaven borne direction.


Beyond even these negatives,  those who erected the cross shouldn’t be saying or believing that it is any symbol of Italy and/or of its protection. I don’t write as someone against crucifixes and images per se, but the evident notion that the image just in and of itself is a kind of protective talisman is a subtle idolatry that should be rejected. If one persists with false beliefs God will answer according to one’s idols and permit the false visions that ensue (Ezek 14:4) but also remove such protection as may be hoped for from God within a fallen world. The collapsed crucifix is an event of a fallen world in which accidents occur. It may however also be an effect of the forces of evil like the winds that blew the life threatening storm on Galilee, and which in this case wish to overthrow the power of the cross. But  whether that’s so or not, it  could still be a sign of divine disapproval of John Paul, or at least a warning sign for a church to abandon the cover-ups and elements of creeping idolatry that John Paul’s reign saw too much of. It may be a bit more than even that and I rather suspect so.

I have had Italy much on my mind in recent months and it’s a reason I shall briefly be visiting there (no, not to Rome) while in Europe this year. Just as I wrote the quasi-prophetic Beyond Dover Beach,(  I suspect there is something to know and that I may be able to write on the ground concerning Italy. Anyway, I think it would be unwise for Catholics to dismiss as lightly as they have done that the present Pope is the last according to the long disputed prophecies of St Malachy. At the time of the recent suggestively symbolic accident, peaceful and fortunate Venus was moving away from the star of Christianity itself in Pisces. Things are ending and there are attitudes and beliefs that need to be abandoned.

[1]. The hell asteroid is HELLA because originally all asteroids were recorded in feminine form hence Nelsonia  and Washingtonia for Nelson and Washington

[2]  The Christ asteroid is CHRISTA.  As said above originally all asteroids were recorded in feminine form but empirically this asteroid does work for Christ issues as does ISA (the Arabic name of Jesus).


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The following poem is not the work of a Catholic. Even if it were I would still be justified to say recent papal statements about the acceptability of atheism are misleading ( To suggest unbelief is somehow acceptable if sincere, marks a complete rupture with classic statements like, “Without faith it is impossible to please God” (Heb 11:6). Pope Francis moreover distorts the source he uses to support his claim. Referring to an incident in the gospels he calls Jesus’ disciples (and anyone like them today) narrow for their unwillingness to accept good works in outsiders. That’s not quite what the story tells. In the relevant Mk 9:39, Jesus refuses to forbid someone to exorcise in his name. The Pope thus appears to ignore:

1).The outsider follower does his exceptional work in Christ’s name, not that of other gods or none.
2). Elsewhere Jesus even maintains that right belief is part of a work to be done (Joh 6:29). Belief, because if sincere it engages both mind and will, is always vital.
3).It’s too easy to do good outside God’s will, good which risks finishing ineffective or harmful for that reason. Jesus even sees evil being done in the name of supposed religion (Joh 16:2). While anyone can do “good” and the gospels don’t suggest they can’t, no one is righteous (Rom 3:10). If salvation could be earned by a tally of good deeds only, Christ’s sacrifice would be meaningless. And the Bible does not affirm with the Pope that all are naturally and automatically God’s children. It’s a matter more of belief and adoption (Rom 8:2-17, Eph 1:5 etc).

Pope Francis is almost re-inventing religion against biblical tradition at the same time as I doubt he’d deviate from any Roman tradition over excommunicating, say, those who have abortions in Catholic El Salvador. (I refer to the scandal there over a dying woman, “Beatriz”, currently needing an abortion and whose son risks being orphaned through the effects of Catholic “right to life” obsessions, whose cause Amnesty International has rightly taken up ( I hope I’m wrong since much Pope Francis says is good or well-intentioned, but being generously inclusive of atheists and seeing good everywhere yet reportedly being obsessed with Satan, the new pontiff gives every indication of being a well meaning, conflicted eccentric.

          HEAVEN FOR ALL

I am your new Pope Francis and I really love you all
I hope you won’t accuse me of a mind too Christian small.
Like God I love the infidels and every atheist too
He brings them all to heaven just as he’ll do for you.
I know the gospels speak of decisions, choices, hell
But it’s only words and parables, a sort of warning bell.
Like my friend the Dalai Lama my religion’s doing good,
I hope you could agree with that else faith’s not understood.
Within a strife torn world today we guard against division
Our task is building unity, that is the true religion.
My thought is much like Teilhard’s, I’ll say mass upon the world
And reach the point Omega where the all-Christ is unfurled.
It’s true observant Buddhists in Burma, Vietnam, Laos [1]
Have tortured Christian converts and left orphans without house
While Saudi bans our worship and they bomb it in Iraq
But if you’re like the mystics it will only seem that’s dark.
Given time each soul will know it is a child of the same God
Let’s speak of love and friendship not judgement and the rod.
Some say I am the last Pope, the last in Malachy’s line
So with Antichrist approaching you’d take it as a sign
That any combination means a world faith’s on the way
And think the future looks so grim you only want to pray.
But apocalyptic thought like that belongs with superstition,[2]
I’m left so vexed by talk of it, I could send it to perdition.

[1] I wrote concerning The Hell Hole of Laos in the Sept 2012 Blog. Buddhist/Marxist Vietnam has a nasty, evil habit of attacking Christian orphanages whether Catholic or Protestant.
See for example:
I have included in my The Great Circle: Asia, David and God Consciousness concerning the absurdly whitewashed reputation of Buddhism which has long presided over unbelievable levels of corruption and cruelty still too often evident today. Buddhism has easily given down to atheism as it is itself a kind of atheism, and the Pope and Christian liberals intoxicated by feelings of togetherness and easy forgiveness are in bad need of realizing just how much damage to the faith, including to precisely works of charity, some atheisms can finish up doing. One needs to take more seriously Christ’s words “Whoever is not with me is against me and whoever does not gather with me scatters (Luk 11:23). This is of course generalization,but as a generalization it is still considerably certifiable and while, for example such as Boko Haram Muslims are slaughtering Christians at worship in Nigeria, it borders on betrayal and the unworldly interfaith mystic’s feel-good self indulgence to then refer to our Muslim “Brothers” as Pope Francis has done. “Father forgive them for they know not what they do” doesn’t go so far as to call the Roman soldiers of the crucifixion “brothers” in faith! It implicitly blames their ignorance.

Pope Francis’ beliefs belong to a new mood and trend reflected in such universalist works as Rob Bell’s Love Wins and Dr Eben Alexander’s Proof of Heaven and the Dalai Lama’s Towards a True Kinship of Faiths. But as stressed in my Dr Eben Goes to Heaven poem earlier on this Blog, note that for Eben and in parallel to Francis’ Satan obsession, there is a hellish dimension which like some repressed unconscious impulse comes through despite everything.

[2]  Since I wrote this this surprising Pope of the unexpected has now declared our times to be precisely end times apocalyptic  It’s an open question whether with this new emphasis he brings himself nearer to the Malachy prophecy’s last Pope, a “bishop of Rome” who protects the flock under the persecutions of the Antichrist.

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Vatican changes and endings?

Dredging the waters, digging deep, bringing to light, judging and profoundly changing things are associated with transits of Pluto. It follows that with that planetary factor now and into June conjuncting asteroid VATICANA in the Vatican chart, reports of scandal and preparations for a conclave show how things are well on track. Except that…

When I added to my last article on the Vatican’s destiny something I’d discovered about Comet ISON – that it should be brightest late this year when conjuncting the degree of Vatican’s FINI (fr.finished) – I felt this added to current speculations regarding an end of Papacy. But this and certain features of the Vatican chart left me with a tricky related question. If the Vatican is approaching an end, might that be less a natural one from effects of rigid conservatism or active persecution (as per the Malachy prophecy), than a degree of judgement on a virtual Babylon?

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Bertone protests that what is currently being said in media re Vatican corruption is “completely false”. But I question this. The church has not just covered up crimes as of child sex abuse. If claims like those of Carmelo Abbate’s Sex and the Vatican (2011) are true – and Abbate with his investigator’s deep digging Pluto suggestively at 27 Virgo conjunct the Vatican’s Part of Perversion depicted remarkable levels of hypocrisy – the latest charges could be true and this institution may have gone a step too far beyond grace. Is it a latter day Babylon awaiting a sudden fall?

The Babylon Question

Extreme though the question could appear in an era of ecumenism, in light of data I’ll consider I feel obliged to reassess if, and in what sense, old ideas of Rome as Babylon  – Abbate used the Babilonia word for his shadowy Vatican – have validity. If that sounds like old Protestant obsessions…it isn’t. The idea started among the Franciscans. Dante had a Babylonian impression of Rome as did St Brigit of Sweden and St Bonaventura. Basically I aim to discover objective truth as far as the eye of heaven can supply it from examination of the natus of the modern Vatican.

But before going into details, I’ll clear the decks by clarifying what can and can’t be meant by the Bible’s “Mystery Babylon the Great” in Chaps 17 and 18 of Revelation which some have used a little too freely over the centuries.

What the Whore of Babylon isn’t.

It is not possible, even if the Whore of Babylon symbolism includes Catholicism that it could refer to it exclusively. Nor for that matter could it exclusively refer to the Roman Empire as Tertullian imagined and as modern liberal/skeptics are content to assume in denying Revelation any kind of modern relevance. The range of the symbolism is too large and absolute. The merchants and ships of the world have not been coming to Rome which is not a port, nor has the blood of prophets and saints and all those slaughtered for good upon earth been found in her (Rev 19:24). The woman, said to sit on the seven hills (Rome famously has seven hills), is in fact is sitting on seven mountains, symbols some believe of power. Also, though some manifestations of priestcraft historically might be categorized as the “sorcery” by which Babylon deceives nations (Rev 19:23), Rome does not overtly deal in sorcery as such.

What the Whore of Babylon could be

But there is little question the whore has something to do with religion, even Rome’s. We can know this because among other things she has the names of blasphemy round her head. The Jewish high priest had the YAHWEH name on a band round his forehead when he entered the Holy of Holies. This is why Revelation’s redeemed souls are pictured with the divine name on their foreheads for they have become like high priests themselves, so the woman with blasphemous names on her forehead is out there symbolizing religion in some way false and profane. (Popes like Innocent 111 announcing that even if he demanded the doing of what’s evil priests must still obey him, belong to Babylonian style blasphemies).

Babylon rules “abominations” and sorceries, in effect false rites and sacrifices alien to those once associated with the Hebrew Temple, itself a symbol of Eden and Heaven. The connection to religious systems across time is also suggested by the appeal to believers to “come out of her” to avoid her sins and the ultimate judgement on them (Rev 18:4). Believers would unlikely to be so advised if it was a case of the city of Rome only. (It is however the case that since Reformation times there have been Catholic theologians who believe Revelation and Malachy’s prophecy refer to a future apostasy of the church and destruction of the city of Rome)

I think we can conclude Babylon is false religion of every stripe, especially whenever it unlawfully gains power and wealth from, or bestows them on, the world’s political systems: “For the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her…” (Rev 18:9). She also represents religion as a money making machine, or any financial system that becomes a religion to people. Taking this wider view of Babylon one could for example, apply its symbolism to, say, Burmese Buddhism for its long persecution of its sizeable Christian minorities, Karen, Kachin etc on which it seeks to impose state Buddhism not least because it’s convenient to economic programmes to be rid of hill tribes by exile or genocide.

Alternative Babylons

Some have even speculated that America is Babylon because it’s a great economic power and it’s commercial around religion, and they point out that Babylon is a village that ships pass on the way to entering the harbor of money capital New York. Still others point to Saddam Hussein’s attempt to rebuild a replica of Babylon in Iraq and imagine the region could yet become a world centre. If so that could contradict prophecies that historic Babylon will never rise again. Perhaps more pertinent is the region’s persecutory role. Babylon existed within the borders of what is modern Iraq and today the traditional Christian population of that country has been largely exiled or decimated by fanaticisms that nations of the world, including even “Christian” America has scarcely protested despite numerous appeals. This would fit with the vision’s claims that leaders of the world are essentially allied with Babylon.

So one can spread the symbolism around. The vision is kaleidoscopic but Lady Babylon is plainly a negative archetype of something. And it’s not impossible, (especially as early Christians privately referred to Rome as Babylon, 1 Pet 5:13) that Rome and Roman religion across time are indicated, maybe as especially typifying the disposition of world religions to mystify, manipulate and impose themselves.

A quasi-identity with Rome can be read into the vision for its association of the “great city” with splendours of art and the fact that Lady Babylon is dressed in purple and scarlet after the manner of higher Roman clergy. And Rome, (like all the religio-political systems of the world), could like Babylon be dissolved in a single day (Rev 18:8) if it actually happened that a one world order developed which was ultimately taken over by a false prophet declaring devotion to himself as henceforth the one true faith.


In 2011 a book was published by Italian journalist Carmelo Abbate titled Sex and the Vatican though its text never got translated into English. Although the alleged facts received an airing in France, the book was an embarrassment that never reached much beyond Italy, suppressed by interests there some claimed. There wasn’t much the account didn’t tell. Priests with mistresses and children, or priests with mistresses forced to have abortions, nuns being raped, gay priests having high jinks round clubs and saunas of Rome, partying in places like an Archbishop’s residence and enjoying nights with male escorts.

In the last days of February the substance of these claims returns to haunt us with the media, starting with La Repubblica alleging that Pope Benedict’s resignation, though plainly health influenced, is also linked to reports of a widespread gay network and blackmail in the Vatican.

True or false, what Abbate’s claimed was not news to me. Years ago someone who had been domestic help to my parents was retailing strange tales of her time working for a convent in which the nuns had talked of illegitimate births through visiting priests, of alcoholism and depression, while a European aristocrat I’d known told of the doctor they knew who had lived in Rome and was regularly called to the Vatican to perform abortions.

I don’t write from a merely judgemental point of view. Since I don’t believe in priestly celibacy and maintain that much about the understanding of homosexuality in Christianity is wrong, (see my talk at
I accept priests’ mistresses and boyfriends as virtually inevitable – not as particularly sinful (nihil obstat unless because it disregards solemn vows most of us might hesitate either to make or break). Italy has long accepted the situation – some churches have collection boxes for the offspring of priests. What is unacceptably sinful is the hypocrisy, the payment of lip service to a system in a way that means the liberties taken will often finish vicious ones.

For being published on the re-assessment of homosexuality the Jesuit psycho-therapist Fr John McNeill was silenced and expelled from his order. The Vatican would rather tolerate priestly flings with male prostitutes than any organized relating as long as one affirms doctrine and agrees gay marriage is “a threat to world peace”. The Vatican creates less homosexuality than its perversion that Abbate unearthed. The orientation that can’t be acknowledged or negotiated gets expressed by deceit or even force. This isn’t good enough. Nor is everywhere pushing to legislate against abortion and for all and any reason yet having easy recourse to abortion oneself. This has opened doors to every blackmail and corruption. And where these enter spirituality dies because the heart must be open to “truth in the inner parts” (Ps 51:6) With this in mind I look as objectively as possible at the data for the Vatican. I’ll deal with the difficult Babylon question last.


The heavens utter knowledge (Ps 19). They don’t gossip or lie though they could be misinterpreted, but for the Vatican their message seems clear enough.

Virgo rises in the Vatican chart which theoretically could define a nation of celibates except that it doesn’t. The ascendant deals in appearances only.

• In the Vatican’s eighth house of sex and secrets, of shared resources and of death is shocking and surprising Uranus. This promises plenty of sexual shenanigans especially gay ones (Uranus is the planet of homosexuality) but in this house it also covers possibilities of graft, money laundering and sudden deaths or suicides (deaths over Vatican bank scandals come as no surprise under a factor like this!).

• It’s preferable if controversial indications like the above have back up. Almost amusingly the Part of Sex Drive and the Part of Duplicity manage to conjunct on 19 Scorpio, (supposedly one of the worst degrees of the zodiac). The Part of Homosexuality at 8 Capricorn makes opportunity aspect to both the Part of Deceit at 8 Taurus and asteroid LUCIFER at 9 Pisces itself in the open enemies house. This possibly supports the late Fr. Malachi Martin’s sensational contentions that there is a cabal, not just gay but occult that is seeking to undermine the Vatican from within and performing black masses. Undeniably Pope Paul V1 mysteriously referred to “the smoke of Satan” entering the sanctuary.

• The Vatican’s destiny is however religion. Jupiter the religion and truth planet conjoins the Vatican’s Midheaven of career/reputation from the house of beliefs, and this Jupiter is conjuncted by the Part of Vocation, BUT…..Jupiter is very closely in affliction square to the Vatican’s Neptune. It is so in the twelfth sector (self-undoing and hidden things) and this Neptune is in Leo too. Leo is the sign of children and the square to Jupiter belongs with the often successful cover ups of child abuse not to say also the abuse of any persons in any out-of-the-way, hidden, twelfth house places (like convents or Ireland’s notorious Magdalene laundries) where they can end up exploited and ill treated.

• Asteroid LIE sits in the house of destiny and leadership in direct opportunity aspect to the mentioned Uranus. The leadership can lie about sexual secrets and get away with it. The mentioned “lucky” out front Jupiter aspected to hidden Neptune anyway favours successful cover ups….for a time. Dan Brown has got rich misleading the world about Christianity and Catholic art under his Jupiter/Neptune opposition aspect. That Vatican religion as represented by Jupiter teaches a lot about hell (and can impose living hell as on the Magdalene girls!) is betrayed but the curious way the HELL asteroid conjuncts Jupiter. Consistent with this the institution can also prove heartless and soulless as hell. Jupiter/Hell is on an axis with the Part of Soul!

…..With this we maybe approach the accusation that Babylon is cruel and traffics in human souls (Rev 18:13 some versions) especially as anyway the chart contains a dubious conjunction of the Parts of Spirit and Religion with the Part of Commerce at 7 Virgo rising in the first house.


The Vatican is inhabited by mostly men, so its Mars at 14 Leo in the hidden twelfth conjunct HIERA (the mysteries) and PURPURIA (purple) are the monks, priests, mystics and sometimes hierarchs of the faith. They are conjuncted by the Part of Inheritance and Real Estate – they surely inherit in every way from tradition to Real Estate! They also conjunct the Part of Self Undoing because their more hidden nefarious deeds and false assumptions are their self undoing and must eventually come to light. Many of these men are genuine celibates, but many aren’t. The easy trine to Uranus in the sex sector designates plenty will be gay, practicing or otherwise, and claims of a whole gay underground are more than plausible given this aspect.

• Reflecting how the institution won’t live up to its ideals is the way that within its religion sector Venus (women, comfort, luxury, art) at 2 of Taurus, (the sign Venus rules), is just about within conjunction of the Part of Luxury and the Fornication of Men or even more wonderfully titled Lascivious Women and their foulness at 0.7 Taurus.

• While the foregoing sounds quaint or even hilarious in its medieval way, not so amusing is that this Luxury makes easy trine to 0 Capricorn, a world point, the most political one. This degree is conjuncted by The Part of Corruptness. Another world point at 0 Libra conjuncts the Part of the Mother. Do I see something encoded? Babylon is “the Mother of Whores” (Rev 17:5) and…

“He has judged the great whore who corrupted the earth and avenged on her the blood of his servants” (Rev 19:2).

If political corruption is encoded who might be the servants and why is the whore’s fornication, (which plainly isn’t something only or straightforwardly sexual) thus described?

“For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication” (Rev 18:3).

How could her fornication amount to wrath? For a wrath word among the asteroids there is the French COURROUX. Remembering the charge against Babylon that as false political religion she persecutes saints and prophets there could be significance in the fact asteroid CHURCH at 6 Capricorn falls under square affliction from COURROUX in legalistic Libra. At the same time the Part of Retribution at 6 Cancer opposes CHURCH and squares COURROUX….This could encode either the anger of false religion against true faith or the anger of God against such opposition…or both.

I can’t ignore this picture because CHURCH should be more important here as by its position, sign and aspect it is in the Pentecost chart for Christianity (See my Christianity’s Destiny
Why is it virtually unaspected here? Basically because Babylon seeks to diminish or oppose whatever is unlike it. Traditional Catholicism has declared itself the sole true Church. Asteroid VERA (true) does not come to support that contention. It conjuncts not CHURCH, nor religion planet Jupiter but instead Neptune of the mysteries. So Neptune is a or the true mystery of what? Christ, Babylon the Great?

Certainly neither VERA nor VERITAS (truth) aspect the Christ or Jesus asteroids, indeed the Christ asteroid at 22 Cancer is in affliction to MARTIR (Martyr) at 22 Aries in the death house (Christ recrucified?)…” the woman was drunk with…the blood of the witnesses to Jesus” (Rev 16:7).


Yes, there really is a BABYLON asteroid to help us. It is at 27.44 of political Capricorn and in axis opposition to ACTOR at 28.04 Cancer. Since religious Babylon is about hypocrisy, ACTOR could mean something here since Jesus’ word for hypocrite Hupokrites was literally in the Greek, actor. He condemns those who make mere show of religion.

From 27 Capricorn BABYLON makes easy/fortunate trine to the pattern’s religion-relevant Jupiter in Taurus at 28 degrees and awkward quincunx to its Neptune at 29 Leo and trine to the Part of Perversion (not necessarily sexual but religious) at nearly 27 Virgo. It also makes opportunity aspect to AMERICA at 28 Scorpio which fits what has been suspected. Babylon is a mystery whose symbolism is not located in any one place though one place, Rome, may conveniently represent it and likewise America which makes money from religion and has failed to protest persecution of Christians in the very region Babylon once existed.

Other possible indications of the Vatican partaking in the spirit of Babylon are in the way the mythic whore SEMIRAMIS has her asteroid at 22 of legalistic Libra directly square CHRIST and opposite MARTIR. This could fit with the mentioned whore drunk with the blood of Jesus’s martyrs. Also someone could only deceive ‘all nations” with their “sorcery” through the ninth house of religion and the overseas and foreign. HEKATE, the witchcraft asteroid is in the Vatican’s ninth house conjuncting wounded Chiron, an expert in medicines.

Babylon’s boast she is no widow may be included through the Part of Widowhood in conjunction/contention at 7 and 8 Taurus with the Parts of Vanity and Deceit. For perfection I can’t trace seven mountains, though there is an asteroid SETTE (It. Seven) which is evidently potent – I guessed this mystic seven would be prominent in my data for Jesus and it proved so falling conjunct the Messiah and Christ asteroids. However, Sette conjuncts the chart’s Venus which in turn makes almost to the minute of a degree aspect to REGINA (Queen).

The picture may not cover just everything but its several unlikely coincidences are sufficient to suggest spiritual problems exist for what the Vatican claims to represent. It’s not always and only “gossip” that sees its faults. The Vatican’s politics and too frequent corruptions can partake in a Babylonian betrayal of faith. It does not merit the levels of respect and inviolate authority it enjoys among some adherents who are perhaps warned to avoid its sins and the judgement on it – something which could actually be approaching for it and all systems of false religion.

Depending on how the conclave goes I may have further to say about Vatican, Papacy and the St Malachy forecast. But even before that occurs I note that when Pope Benedict finally resigns at 8 pm in Rome on 28th February Mars, which often cuts off, is just past 20 degrees of Pisces (21.02). 20 degrees is opposite the birth sun of Jesus while 20 Pisces is the degree of BABYLON in the Pentecost chart for Christianity. Just what this means I am really not sure, but it hardly looks terribly positive, especially as 19 Pisces is HEMERA (Day) and 20 Pisces is also the degree of ISHII (Lord) for Pentecost. An indication of some kind of a “Day of the Lord” in relation to Babylon?

PS. The Dragon? To my surprise I have seen that the Vatican crest displays a flying dragon, possibly a form of phoenix though it looks more like a dragon to me. It therefore fits that to within minutes of a degree the asteroid DRAGO (It. dragon) conjuncts the Vatican’s identity giving sun. I hesitate to speculate too far on what this might imply though it could well belong to Pope Paul V1’s claim the smoke of Satan had entered the sanctuary. The red dragon of Revelation 12:3 who is also the devil has seven heads and ten horns and Lady Babylon of Rev 17 is introduced as sitting upon a beast with seven heads and ten horns (Rev 17:3). This would appears to link her to the dragon and she is so depicted in some medieval and Renaissance art.


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