POPE RATZINGER - astrological notes
by Juan Antonio Revilla
http://www.expreso.co.cr/centaurs/posts/bio/ratzinger.html

Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 15:00:45 -0600
Subject: Re: [Centaurs] Pope Ratzinger

>16 April 1927 - 4 15 33 CET - Marktl Germany - 48N15 12E51
>source: From: "Grazia Bordoni" <grabor@> - Date: Mon Apr 11, 2005  8:57 am - Subject: Cardinals' Data grabor@

This is actually a reference. There is no source. That the time is given in seconds makes it suspicious. If I assume 2 a.m. GMT:

Sun = 25Ar06
AZ84 = 25Ar22

-- AZ84 is a big Plutino with a diameter of about 800 Km. Don't know anything about it.

Varuna = 28Pi07
Mercury = 28Pi12

-- this fits his conservative, authoritative, recalcitrant discourse. He uses a language based on a position of superiority and dogmatism. He publicly denounces relativism as the spiritual enemy of the Church, and interprets the signs of the times as if they were simply the fashion of the day. The traditional Catholic Church's dogmatism is the epitome of Mercury/Varuna.

Moon = 13Li25
Pluto = 13Ca51

If this time is approximately correct, he is a radical in the area of human relationships. Pluto blasts or cuts off or does not tolerate the Moon. He knows not how to be a child, and is afraid of the child inside of him. Pluto disconnects from the Moon as a defense mechanism. If this aspect is true, there is no hope for those who expect the Church to become more humane.

As you can notice, I feel a strong antipathy for him. He is the shadow, the  negative side of John Paul II. I had formed this opinion listening to him speak before the conclave started. I feel sorry for myself and for the World, for the spiritual opportunity that has been missed. I believe this unenlightened man will justify all the reasons for which people reject the Catholic Church.

Juan

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Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 16:58:15 -0600
Subject: Re: [Centaurs] Pope Ratzinger

>1) You had noted JPII's death had Jupiter square Varuna at the same degrees. Were you thinking of Ratzinger at the time, when you mentioned them?

No, I had not seen R. chart until now. Let me check JPII's death positions:

death.Varuna = 18Ge57 (sidereal)
death.Sun = 18Pi21
death.Venus = 19Pi01
death.Jupiter = 19Vi16 r

assuming that R. time is at least approximately correct:

Moon = 19,42 Vir
Pluto = 20,07 Gem

So in the sidereal zodiac the relationship is (maybe just a little) weaker, depending on the accuracy of the time of birth.

When I was writing this last post on R., thinking on the abhorrence I felt about his speech before the conclave started, I had an intuition: Pope J.P.-II, despite his charisma and the love and joy he irradiated, despite his progressive political and social doctrine, was very conservative inside the Church, no doubt as a result of his life in Nazi-occupied and later Communist Poland. This very conservative, counter-productive and in many ways harmful side was so overshadowed by the strength of his personality, his luminosity, that it became his shadow-side, the part of him not recognized, or that he denied. He could not see this part of his own darkness, or more accurately, of his papacy's darkness.

That Razinger has Pluto over J.P.-II death-Cross, now that you bring this up (I was not aware of this relationship), is an indication of what I felt. I wrote: "He is the shadow, the  negative side of John Paul II..." (R. plutonian Moon opposition J.P.-II's charismatic Sun).

The press has reported that J.P.-II took care in the years before his death of securing that the right people became cardinals and were given the power in the Church. Unaware of the dark or harmful effect (hence the expression "the shadow") of many of his policies, he wanted to make sure that they would perdure after his death.

Cardinal R. (I hate to admit that he is now "the Pope" --I strongly dislike him, and this is very sad... I am sure many Latin Americans feel the same) seems to incarnate the distorted, negative, polarized shadow of J.P.-II.. The Plutonian relationship you have noted gives strength to this view, something like: "Look! I am your shadow, you created me!"

At least, again if the time of birth is correct, the lunar/plutonian, or lunar-crippled side of R. (and hence the whole Church) incarnates this shadow.

>2) Do you have any theory on how this Pluto/Moon square of Ratzinger and the Jupiter/Varuna square of JPII's death influences the USA (as in the Sibley and 4:47 chart, Saturn squares the Sun at the same degree) that you have not heretofore expressed?

This relationship is not there sidereally (the separation is 3 degrees), so I do not consider it.

Juan

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Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 07:42:12 -0600
Subject: [ARGO] Pope Ratzinger
Personally, I think Ratzinger's exact Moon/Pluto square is the clearest indication of his conservative policies and his radical attachment to "powerful Mother Church", and this is bad news for those who in his horoscope as King are now represented by the Moon.
I should have said "fundamentalist", rather than "conservative". Allow me to explain this better.

An exact Moon/Pluto square is compulsive, with a tendency to extremes in matters of the Moon (children, birth, relationships, women, reproduction, human vulnerability --the areas in which the Church today is in conflict or lacking) and can manifest in different or opposite ways. It basically means a denial of the lunar basic necessities in childhood, a severing from the mother or an overbearing non-mothering mother. It means severe trauma, a (symbolical or literal) destruction of the family and living childhood in "survival" mode.

In adulthood, this will show as an acute over-sensitivity to the lunar needs. If lived creatively, it can be a person with an exceptional ability to generate catharsis in others and to deal with the raw, deepest compulsions of human existence. Negatively, the person recoils into radicalism and fundamentalisms as compensation, leaving the devastating emotional hunger intact and controlling the life.

In R.'s case, the exact Moon-Pluto square is an indication that he found in the Catholic Church the "mothering" mother he never had, so he clings to her as a frightened little child to his mother. Note that Pluto by transit conjunct the Moon (sidereal) was exact between October 1977 and August 1978, just a few months after he was elected cardinal (June 1977), and a few months before the election of John Paul II, who quickly made him his right hand in matters of doctrine.

This is not a "good" or "normal" Moon, but a cold, inflexible, and detached Moon living on the defensive against fear and hunger and the need for refuge. It makes him a radical in the area of human relationships. Pluto blasts or cuts off or does not tolerate the Moon; it disconnects from the Moon as a defense mechanism. The result is a fluctuation between extremes.

Ratzinger's explicit and overt dogmatism and conservatism, his evident obsession with control, shows that he has lived in denial of his little child and in self-protection mode, a denial that projects itself to the outside compulsively and in a radical, polarized way. He knows not how to deal with the Moon, how to be a child, and is afraid of the child inside of him. It means little hope for those who expect the Church to become more humane.

Juan

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Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 06:00:22 -0600
Subject: Re: [Centaurs] Pope Ratzinger

Searching the "Political Astrology" list archives I found a post by German astrologer Mia Friedrich, (Tue Apr 19, 2005) with the following reference:

"according to the german astrologer's page Kern http://www.kernastro.de/index.html the time is from the 'Standesamt' which is part of the city hall and registering all births. Twenty years ago every person could still call those offices and ask for birth times and that's probably what the German astrologers did."

The link provided does not contain any direct reference to Ratzinger's data that I can see. It only allows me to know that the name of the astrologer is Peter Kern. The source of the data is given by Mia Friedrich as "the 'Standesamt' which is part of the city hall and registering all births.", but the reference she gives is incomplete.

She also explains that she "lived about 10 miles away from Marktl, the place where the new pope was born, for many years."

Although the reference is still incomplete, the source she provides looks credible.

So, apparently, R. has that very exact square beteen the Moon and Pluto. An aspect like this can show in different or opposite ways in a person's biography and personality. It basically means a denial of the lunar basic necessities in childhood, a severing from the mother or an overbearing non-mothering mother. It means severe trauma, basically a (symbolical or literal) destruction of the family and living childhood in "survival" mode.

In adulthood, this will show as an acute over-sensitivity to the lunar needs. If lived creatively, it will be a person with an exceptional ability to generate catharsis in others and to deal with the raw, deepest compulsions of human existence. Negatively, the person recoils into radicalism and fundamentalisms as compensation, leaving the devastating emotional hunger intact and controlling the life.

In R.'s case, the exact Moon-Pluto square is an indication that he found in the Catholic Church the "mothering" mother he never had, so he clings to her as a frightened little child to his mother. This is not a "good" or "normal" Moon, but a denied Moon living in fear and hunger and seeking refuge. His explicit and overt dogmatism and conservatism, his evident obsession with control, shows that he has lived in denial of his little child and in self-protection mode, a denial that projects itself to the outside compulsively and in a radical, polarized way.

Juan

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Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 13:50:34 -0600
Subject: [Centaurs] Ratzinger and Boff

http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/bron/PDF--Christianity/Maclean+Lorentzen--Leonardo%20Boff.pdf

Leonardo Boff can be considered the spiritual and theological polar opposite of Pope Ratzinger. He was born December 14, 1938, in Concórdia, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Positions are tropical for 18h GMT:

CY118 = 20,45 Gem r
Mercury = 21,16 Sag r
Sun = 22,06 Sag
Neptune = 23,18 Vir

The solar opposition --any solar opposition-- describes the fundamental axis of destiny, the "vision", like a life-long proposition, something that the Sun deals with face to face throughout life, with the obvious ambivalence or "see-saw" effect, but also with the urgency and vitality needed to integrate the opposing planet in a higher synthesis, the "enlightened vision" able to balance the two: the solar individuality and whatever is indicated by the opposing planet. In this case, CY118.

I believe his case is a good example of how CY118 can manifest at the individual level, in a creative way.  From the reference above:

"Following philosophical and theological formation, he entered the Order of the Friars Minor (Franciscans) in 1959 and was ordained to the priesthood on December 15th 1964. In 1971 he obtained his doctorate in Munich, Germany, writing a dissertation on the church (supervised by Joseph Ratzinger). On his return to Brazil he served for 22 years as Professor at the Franciscan institute at Petrópolis. He has also served as visiting professor at numerous universities, including Lisbon, Basel, Salamanca, Heidelberg and Harvard, and holds honorary doctorates from Turin and Lund. Boff pioneered the development of Brazilian liberation theology, was active in the formation of ecclesial base communities, and has consistently defended human rights. From 1970 to 1985 he was senior editor of Editora Vozes, and coordinated the publication of the collection Theologia e Libertação and of the Portuguese edition of the Collected Works of Carl G. Jung.
He also served as editor of Revista Eclesiástica Brasileira (1970-1984), Revista de Cultura Vozes (1984-1992), and the international journal Concilium (1970-1995).
"Boff gained worldwide attention in 1985 when he was summoned to the Vatican to explain sections of his book, The Church: Charism and Power, which questioned certain teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. His subsequent silencing eventually led to his resignation from the priesthood in 1992. He was Professor of Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, and Ecology at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), from 1993 until his recent retirement.

Note that Ratzinger was the supervisor of his PhD dissertation in 1971...

The 1985 clash with Ratzinger is mentioned in the following note:

http://www.natcath.com/NCR_Online/archives/041699/041699a.htm

"In May 1985, Ratzinger notified Franciscan Fr. Leonardo Boff that he was to be silenced. Boff, a Brazilian, was a leading figure in liberation theology, a Third World theological movement that seeks to place the church on the side of the poor. Boff accepted Ratzinger’s verdict and withdrew to a Franciscan monastery in Petrópolis, outside Rio de Janeiro.
"Some days later, a sympathetic Brazilian bishop visited Boff to make an unusual proposal: Boff should study all of Ratzinger’s writings, including the just-published Ratzinger Report (a book-length interview with an Italian journalist in which Ratzinger voiced gloomy views of church and world), and then draw up an indictment accusing the cardinal of heresy. It would be a theological form of fighting fire with fire.
"The conversation was reported by Harvard theologian Harvey Cox in his 1988 book on the Boff case. According to Cox, Boff said he wouldn't subject anyone else to the kind of inquiry he had faced.
"Nevertheless, the fact that a Catholic bishop could seriously envision pressing charges of heresy against the church’s top doctrinal officer -- even if it was more a political gambit than a sober theological judgment -- illustrates Ratzinger’s remarkable power to polarize."

Note that this article is dated April 16, 1999. It was written by John L. Allen Jr. , of the National Catholic Reporter staff. The silencing order was lifted in March 1986, but after he was ordered silence again in 1992, Boff permanently resigned from his priesthood and the Church.

Transiting TD10 describes the "wall of silence" that the Vatican, led by Ratzinger, officially decreed against Boff's ideas; it is exactly conjunct the Sun 3 times in 1985 (Feb, May and Dec using the 18h GMT reference Sun). There is an official document published by the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (read Ratzinger) on March 11, 1985, with an in-depth criticism of Boff's theological ideas (which, I feel, the Vatican was too Eurocentric to understand):

http://www.ewtn.com/library/CURIA/CDFBOFF.HTM

using 12h GMT as reference time for the above letter (signed by Ratzinger), and correcting for precession to Boff's year of birth:

Sun = 20,13 Pis (square with birth CY118)
TD10 = 22,45 Sag (conjunct birth Sun)

Boff --understandably-- predicted that Ratzinger would never be elected Pope. After the election, he has been quoted saying that he is afraid "an immense Hell of hypocrisy will reign in the Church". I believe this is TD10 symbolism.

You can read here a note written by him and published today (April 25, 2005):

http://www.counterpunch.org/boff04252005.html

I agree with him when he says:

"These questions, once they have been thought through and articulated, will remain so long as they are not settled. Vatican Council II settled them, but John Paul II and Cardinal Ratzinger interpreted it in a manner which nullifies the Council."

Juan

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Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 19:44:23 -0600
Subject: [Centaurs] TD10 and hiding the truth

an interesting, dificult to find personal account:

http://culturelifenewsii.blogspot.com/2005/04/ratzinger-and-i-had-big-big-fight-in.html

[excerpts]

the reason we argued and I was "vulgar" was because he was already a Nazi and this ticked me off greatly! I can spot a Nazi from pretty far away. I accused him of being "Kinder, kuchen, Kirche" Nazi. He is full of hostility and repressed anger. a shallow intellectual petted by his teachers because he was a toady who wanted to please, not challenge. Ratzinger can't debate his way out of a paper bag. He is a classic case of "authoritarian using authorities" type of argument. He is a coward, even with Opus Dei holding his hand.

This post is dated April 24, 2005, at 7:56 a.m., apparently EST. It refers to a NYT article published that same day.

also dated April 24, 2005, the following article appeared:

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1469055,00.html
Pope Benedict XVI faced claims last night he had 'obstructed justice' after it emerged he issued an order ensuring the church's investigations into child sex abuse claims be carried out in secret. The order was made in a confidential letter, obtained by The Observer, which was sent to every Catholic bishop in May 2001. It asserted the church's right to hold its inquiries behind closed doors and keep the evidence confidential for up to 10 years after the victims reached adulthood. [...] Ratzinger's letter states that the church can claim jurisdiction in cases where abuse has been 'perpetrated with a minor by a cleric'. The letter states that the church's jurisdiction 'begins to run from the day when the minor has completed the 18th year of age' and lasts for 10 years.

This day, April 24, 2005 there was a Full Moon that directly touches Ratzinger's birth TD10:

Full Moon 9,31 Libra (sidereal) at 10h06m U.T.
Ratzinger's natal TD10 = 9,17 Libra

Keep in mind my statement in a recent posts that "TD10 has an affinity with this concealment or denial of the truth". This is a concept that does not appear in my set of keywords for TD10 (which is really old and needs an update), and I think is an important characteristic of TD10. It fits the material on "Snow Falling On Cedars":

At the end of that compilation you will find a reference (posted here May 16, 2004) to Israel's nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, who has a Mercury/TD10 conjunction. My conclusion was:

his imprisonment, the efforts of the Isreali government to silence him, do "drown and suffocate" him - his efforts in spying, documenting, denouncing and publishing Israel's wmd - the wmd themselves (TD10=death), with which he is identified through his Mercury

the image of "a wall of silence" appears in my mind.

Juan

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Date: Sat, 21 May 2005 06:16:25 -0600
Subject: [Centaurs] TD10 and hiding the truth, 2

The "secret letter" signed by Ratzinger can be found in its entirety here:

http://www.usao.edu/~facshaferi/secretarium/secretarium.htm

It is dated May 18, 2001. Positions are sidereal for 12h U.T.:

Venus = 19,00 Pisces
Nessus = 18,49 Sagittarius

transiting TD10 exact opposition Ratzinger's natal Moon = April 20, 2001.
transiting TD10 exact conjunction Ratzinger's natal Sun = May 3, 2002

http://www.natcath.com/NCR_Online/archives/051002/051002e.htm
In his prepared remarks, Ratzinger spoke of the need for “purification and pardon.” He was asked if that idea might apply to the proposal that the American bishops should commit a public act of penance for their mishandling of cases of sexual abuse by priests. “The American bishops have already decided on a day of expiation, which will probably be the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,” Ratzinger said. The feast occurs Friday, June 7.[2002]

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=catholicbashing
ABC News via Drudge Red Ink Bulletin ^ | 4-27-2002 | Brian Ross When approached by ABCNEWS' Brian Ross in Rome last week with questions of allegations against Father Marcial, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became visibly upset and actually slapped Ross's hand. (ABCNEWS.com)   Priestly Sin, Cover-Up Powerful Cardinal in Vatican Accused of Sexual Abuse Cover-Up By Brian Ross April 26 — A trusted ally of Pope John Paul II has been accused of sexually abusing boys a half-century ago at an elite seminary for the Catholic Church. The alleged victims say the Vatican knew of the allegations against Father Marcial Maciel...

http://www.theuniversalseduction.com/articles.php?subaction=showfull&id=1114099089&archive=&start_from=&ucat=2&
The 69-page Latin document bearing the seal of Pope John XXIII was sent to every bishop in the world. The instructions outline a policy of 'strictest' secrecy in dealing with allegations of sexual abuse and threatens those who speak out with excommunication. They also call for the victim to take an oath of secrecy at the time of making a complaint to Church officials. It states that the instructions are to `be diligently stored in the secret archives of the Curia [Vatican] as strictly confidential. Nor is it to be published nor added to with any commentaries.' [...] Bishops are instructed to pursue these cases `in the most secretive way... restrained by a perpetual silence... and everyone... is to observe the strictest secret which is commonly regarded as a secret of the Holy Office... under the penalty of excommunication'.

Juan

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Date: Sat, 21 May 2005 07:46:47 -0600
Subject: [Centaurs] TD10 and hiding the truth, 3

http://www.eastonmass.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1962 A 2003
Vatican document on legal recognition of same-sex unions signed by Ratzinger said that "the legalization of evil is something far different from the toleration of evil" and that allowing gays to adopt children would "actually mean doing violence to these children."

http://www.rickross.com/reference/loc/loc45.html
"Never will it end," he said. "Temptation is natural, even for the priest. So we have to accept that."

http://www.rickross.com/reference/loc/loc47.html
One of the most high-profile of such claims was made by Professor José Barba Martin, a 68-year-old professor of humanities at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. He is one of nine former members of the Rome-based Legion of Christ who allege they were abused by the religious order's powerful founder, Marcial Maciel.
[...]
On 24 December 1999, Ratzinger's secretary, Father Gianfranco Girotti, wrote to the men saying that their claims - many allegedly corroborated by each other's detailed testimonies - had been examined but, for the time being, the Vatican considered the matter closed. In a last-ditch attempt to persuade Ratzinger to change his mind, another letter was despatched to him in 2002 through an intermediary. It went unanswered.

tr. Sun = 7,29 Sagittarius (sidereal)
tr. Nessus = 7,32 Sagittarius

tr. Mars = 27,01 Capricorn
tr. Venus = 27,12 Libra
Maciel's natal Venus = 26,23 Capricorn
Pope's 2005 election Hylonome =  27,21 Libra r
Pope's 2005 election Mars = 26,53 Cap
[Maciel's case was re-opened by Ratzinger last December]

tr. Node = 9,13 Cancer r
Ratzinger's natal TD10 = 9,17
Libra Pope's 2005 election Venus =  9,55 Aries

http://www.legionariesofchrist.org/eng/articulos/articulo.phtml?lc=id-1317_se-85_ca-253_te-193
Marcial Maciel was born on March 10, 1920, in Cotija de la Paz, a small town located in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. His childhood was marked by the profound social and religious crisis that rocked Mexico during the 1920´s.

Ratzinger's Jupiter = 26,50 Aquarius (sidereal)
Maciel Sun = 26,00 Aquarius (12h U.T.)
Maciel Black Moon = 26,31 Scorpio
Pope's 2005 election CZ118 = 26,57 Leo r

Juan

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Date: Sat, 21 May 2005 12:29:42 -0600
Subject: [ARGO] planetary surrogation

The most controversial aspects of Pope John Paul II's policies all have the personal signature of Ratzinger, literally and psychologically; this is well documented. You have an exact Moon/Pluto square at the time of his birth that describes them. So it is pretty obvious to me that his birth chart is pertinent, along with other charts that can or should be taken into account, but as I said, in my opinion, his natal Moon/Pluto exact square is the best explanation of those policies.

Ratzinger and John Paul II could be seen as 2 aspects or faces of the same "Pope" or papacy, whose continuity was assured by electing R. as Pope. The obvious differences between the 2 can be found in their birth charts (as well as in John Paul II's death chart), and particularly in the position of the natal Moon. Ratzinger's birth chart describes John Paul II's, i.e., "Mother Church" conservative and controlling policies.

It is generally recognized that Cardinal Ratzinger was for more than 20 years the second most powerful man in the Vatican after the Pope, and over those 20 years he was in the news frequently because of his strict, conservative views on some controversial Moon matters: homosexual relationships, abortion, contraception, sexual abuse of children by priests, the role of women in the Church, and Liberation Theology (the "Church of the Poor"). Being elected Pope gives uninterrupted continuity to the power he already had and to the policies that had been established already under his name (you will find many references to the official letters signed by him, not by the Pope).

My astrological approach is to take several important or key moments (i.e., birth, the election, some key associate's birth, some significant documents, etc.) not only one chart, in order to obtain the larger picture. I find unrealistic to try to reduce everything to one chart only, but I also find unrealistic pretending a-priori that personal psychological matters or the Pope's birth chart leave no significant imprint on the Papacy.

For example:

http://www.rickross.com/reference/loc/loc47.html
One of the most high-profile of such claims was made by Professor José Barba Martin, a 68-year-old professor of humanities at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. He is one of nine former members of the Rome-based Legion of Christ who allege they were abused by the religious order's powerful founder, Marcial Maciel. [...] On 24 December 1999, Ratzinger's secretary, Father Gianfranco Girotti, wrote to the men saying that their claims - many allegedly corroborated by each other's detailed testimonies - had been examined but, for the time being, the Vatican considered the matter closed.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/keyword?k=catholicbashing
 | 4-27-2002 | Brian Ross When approached by ABCNEWS' Brian Ross in Rome last week with questions of allegations against Father Marcial, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became visibly upset and actually slapped Ross's hand. (ABCNEWS.com)

These are Ratzinger's actions. He speaks for the Church. He is the Church's official representative in all these matters. His attitude is the attitude of the Church.

After years of being accused of favoritism, concealing the truth and protecting his personal friend Maciel, last December Ratzinger decided to re-open the case. But Ratzinger's shielding of Maciel and concealing of the truth for years was attested on many occasions. This attitude --the official attitude of the Catholic Church-- is clearly described by their birth charts:

http://www.legionariesofchrist.org/eng/articulos/articulo.phtml?lc=id-1317_se-85_ca-253_te-193
Marcial Maciel was born on March 10, 1920, in Cotija de la Paz, a small town located in the state of Michoacan, Mexico.

Ratzinger's natal Jupiter = 26,50 Aquarius (sidereal)
Maciel natal Sun = 26,00 Aquarius (12h U.T.)

Juan

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Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 04:59:15 -0600
Subject: [ARGO] planetary surrogation, 2

Ratzinger and John Paul II could be seen as 2 aspects or faces of the same "Pope" or papacy...

John Paul II election speech Moon = 4,56 Aries
Ratzinger's natal Sun = 4,55 Aries

(all are sidereal Fagan/Bradley positions, where time is unknown I use 12h U.T. Only 4th-harmonic aspects of less than 1 degree are considered):

On Maciel's case:

On 24 December 1999, Ratzinger's secretary, Father Gianfranco Girotti, wrote to the men saying that their claims - many allegedly corroborated by each other's detailed testimonies - had been examined but, for the time being, the Vatican considered the matter closed.

The testimony given by this official Vatican-Ratzinger letter is interesting

transiting Mars = 27,01 Capricorn
transiting Venus = 27,12 Libra
Maciel's natal Venus = 26,23 Capricorn
Ratzinger's 2005 election Mars = 26,53 Capricorn

transiting Saturn = 15,53 Ari r
Maciel's natal Mars = 15,20 Libra
Maciel's natal Jupiter = 15,25 Cancer r
Maciel's natal Neptune = 15,32 Cancer r

This letter represents the Vatican position (in 1999) on the case: matter closed, there will be no further investigation. Nevertheless, the case was re-opened last December (actually, it seems that it was opened for the first time):

http://ncronline.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2005a/010705/010705i.php

The December 2, 2004 letter is therefore the official re-opening in front of the world. Everybody seems to assume that this was Ratzinger's decision, but nobody knows why. Why do you think?

transiting Mercury = 1,36 Sagittarius r
Ratzinger's natal M.C. = 1,35 Sagittarius

transiting Uranus = 8,15 Aquarius
Maciel's natal Uranus = 9,03 Aquarius
Ratzinger's 2005 election Moon = 8,58 Leo

transiting Pluto = 26,49 Scorpio
Ratzinger's natal Jupiter = 26,50 Aquarius
Ratzinger's natal Ascendant = 25,28 Aquarius
Maciel's natal Sun = 26,00 Aquarius

Juan

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Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 06:47:31 -0600
Subject: [Centaurs] TD10 and hiding the truth, 4

http://ncrnews.org/abuse2005archives/010826.html
Historians will debate why the politically visionary Pope John Paul II, who was well briefed by many bishops on the sex abuse scandals that erupted in 1993, stood passive, offering minimal leadership as criminal and civil actions mounted around the world. And they may yet be surprised by Pope Benedict XVI: If he stays true to his moral absolutism, the Vatican could take a stronger stance against priests who have molested children.

the case was re-opened last December (actually, it seems that it was opened for the first time):

http://ncronline.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2005a/010705/010705i.php
[...] Vaca has been pursuing his case against Maciel for nearly three decades. In 1976, as he left the order and became a member of the diocesan clergy in Rockville Centre, N.Y. Vaca, with the support of his bishop, the late John McGann, sent a detailed statement to the Vatican alleging years of sexual assaults by Maciel. Vaca identified 20 other alleged victims. Fr. Félix Alarcón, an ex-Legionary in the same diocese, informed Rome that he, too, was a victim of Maciel. The Holy See acknowledged receipt of the documents, but did not launch an investigation into the accusations. Vaca made further attempts through church diplomatic channels in 1978 and 1989, culminating with a long letter to John Paul requesting a dispensation from the priesthood. He received the dispensation, but no Vatican official addressed the accusations. In 1996, the group of accusers had expanded to nine men -- seven Mexicans and two Spaniards. They began giving media interviews, and in 1998 filed the canonical case against Maciel at the urging of the papal nuncio to Mexico City. Martha Wegan, a canonist who works at the Holy See, informed Arturo Jurado and José Barba of Mexico, and Juan Vaca, of Holbrook, N.Y., of the development in a Dec. 2 letter, barely a week after Pope John Paul II publicly praised Maciel and entrusted the Legion with the administration of Jerusalem’s Notre Dame Center. “It seems to me that now the case is being taken seriously,” Wegan wrote.

The December 2, 2004 letter is therefore the official re-opening in front of the world.

transiting TD10 = 21,55 Aries
John Paul II natal Venus = 21,13 Aries
John Paul II natal Node = 22,00 Libra
John Paul II death Black Moon = 21,28 Cancer
John Paul II death Neptune = 22,12 Capricorn

http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=632210
Pope Benedict XVI has been accused of ignoring for seven years charges that Fr Marcial Maciel, the founder of the Legionaries of Christ, had sexually abused nine teenagers in his organization - because Fr Maciel was a close friend of Pope John Paul II. When Cardinal Ratzinger was asked about the accusations he brushed the questions aside. On one occasion he literally slapped the wrist of an American television reporter, Brian Ross, who had the temerity to raise the issue. On another occasion Cardinal Ratzinger said: "One can't put on trial such a close friend of the Pope's as Marcial Maciel."

the latest development on this case came out yesterday:

http://www.ncrnews.org/abuse/
The New York Times - Published: May 22, 2005 ROME, May 21 - The founder of an influential Roman Catholic order in Mexico will not face a church trial on longstanding allegations that he molested teenagers, a Vatican spokesman said on Saturday. [...] "There is no investigation now, and it is not foreseeable that there will be another investigation in the future," Father Ciro said by telephone. [...] Before he became pope last month, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger headed the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which was responsible for overseeing investigations into priests accused of sexual abuse. VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican has confirmed that it plans no canonical process against the founder of the Legionaries of Christ, Father Marcial Maciel Degollado, investigated for alleged sexual abuse of teenagers under his care. The Vatican confirmation came after the Legionaries issued a May 20 statement saying that "there is no canonical process under way into our founder, Father Marcial Maciel, LC, nor will one be initiated."

check transiting Mercury (12h U.T.) against the positions for Dec 2, 2004:

20 May = 19,16 Aries (Legionaries issued a statement)
21 May = 21,10 Aries (Vatican confirms)
22 May =  23,05 Aries (NYT publishes it)

so Mercury was passing exactly over where TD10 was when the case was (re-)opened.

There is no case now. The case is closed.

I just remembered "Operation Tailwind", also described by TD10:

http://www.experso.co.cr/centaurs/posts/mundane/peterarnett.html

the concept of "a wall of silence" and "concealing the truth" applies there too... and probably to many other TD10 cases. The case of Admiral Nelson and Lady Hamilton, and how Nelson's last wishes, Lady Hamilton herself and their daughter Horatia were ignored by British society after Nelson's death, also comes to mind...

Juan

added in 2007:

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Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 08:35:53 -0600
Subject: [Centaurs] Pope Ratzinger the unwise

When Cardinal Ratzinger was made Pope in April 2005 I wrote a series of posts about him, collected here:

http://www.expreso.co.cr/centaurs/posts/bio/ratzinger.html

In my first post I wrote:

"He is the shadow, the  negative side of John Paul II. [...] I believe this unenlightened man will justify all the reasons for which people reject the Catholic Church."

I would like to examine 3 events here: Ratzinger's remarks about Islamic "jihad" in September 2006, which angered the muslim world, his remarks about the Spanish evangelization during the Conquest last May in Brazil, and the recent publication where he asserts that the Catholic Church is the only true Church of Christ.

the birth data of Ratzinger is "16 April 1927 - 4 15 33 CET - Marktl Germany - 48N15 12E51", the references given in the link above (the chart is in Riyal's sample database). I will use the Fagan/Bradley sidereal zodiac to account for precession. Only conjunctions and oppositions will be considered.

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I- the lecture at Regensburg, Germany.

The whole issue is summarized here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Benedict_XVI_Islam_controversy

The lecture was delivered on 12 September 2006 at the University of Regensburg in Germany. You can read all the details in the above link. The time of the lecture is given as "1:37 p.m." here:

http://www.commonwealmagazine.org/blog/post/index/450/The-Popes-Regensburg-Lecture

So we have the date and time of the event that ignited the anger of the Muslim world in the days and weeks to come:

12 September 2006
Regensburg (49n01/12e06)
13:37 -2h = 11:37 GMT

lecture Logos   = 23Le45
lecture Vesta   = 24Le03
lecture Sun     = 24Le44
Uranus of Islam = 25Le44
Pope Ascendant  = 25Aq28
Pope Jupiter    = 26Aq50
Pope Typhon     = 28Aq17
Pope Ixion      = 28Le23 r
lecture CZ118   = 29Le33

The news reports began to appear 2 days later (Jupiter) and spread rapidly all over the world. Sun-Vesta-Logos is the original context of the Pope's remarks, which rapidly grew out of proportion. The controversy or hostility against him is mainly represented by his natal rising Jupiter/Typhon in opposition to Ixion. The last planet in the sequence before the Sun leaves the sign ("the key") is the conjunction of the lecture tr. Sun with tr. CZ118.

the position of the Moon during the lecture is also very revealing:

lecture TL66     = 29Ar13
lecture Moon     = 29Ar44
lecture Hylonome = 29Li38

the controversial, inflamatory quote by the Pope of a Byzantinian emperor was:

"Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached"

Juan

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Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 12:43:39 -0600
Subject: [Centaurs] Pope Ratzinger the unwise, 2

It is an extraordinary coincidence that TD10 turned stationary retrograde that exact day (12 September 2006) at 15:03 GMT, exactly 1h26m after Ratzinger started to deliver his lecture at the University.

In the collected posts I wrote on him mentioned before, I examined the role of TD10 as "a wall of silence" and as "concealment of the truth".

of note also are the positions of Mercury (lecturing...):

lecture CY118 = 3,42 Virgo
lecture Mercury = 4,29 Virgo
Ratzinger natal Varuna = 4,24 Pisces
Ratzinger natal Mercury = 4,33 Pisces

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II- The Speech in Brazil

If quoting the Bizantinian medieval emperor during his lecture in Germany exposed Ratzinger's moral and religious notions represented natally by rising Jupiter/Typhon very close to the Ascendant opposing Ixion, what he said recently in his visit to Brazil is stupefying.

The official text of his speech at the inaugural session of the Fifth General Conference of the Bishops of Latin America and The Caribbean is here:

[begin quote]
Yet what did the acceptance of the Christian faith mean for the nations of Latin America and the Caribbean? For them, it meant knowing and welcoming Christ, the unknown God whom their ancestors were seeking, without realizing it, in their rich religious traditions. Christ is the Saviour for whom they were silently longing. It also meant that they received, in the waters of Baptism, the divine life that made them children of God by adoption; moreover, they received the Holy Spirit who came to make their cultures fruitful, purifying them and developing the numerous seeds that the incarnate Word had planted in them, thereby guiding them along the paths of the Gospel. In effect, the proclamation of Jesus and of his Gospel did not at any point involve an alienation of the pre-Columbian cultures, nor was it the imposition of a foreign culture.
[end quote]

this is dated Sunday, 13 May 2007 in Aparecida, Brazil. The speech was given after the morning mass. Aparecida is 3h behind Greenwich - I use 12h GMT:

Mercury = 9,30 Taurus
TD10 = 9,17 Taurus
TD10 12 Sept 2006 = 9,19 Taurus sr

this is an unbelievable denial of the historical truth. Logos is present again, but this time is his natal Logos:

Ratzinger natal Logos = 26,54 Aries
speech Sun  = 27,31 Aries
speech TL66 = 29,00 Aries

note that by the time the news about his speech had spread the next day, the Sun and TL66 are in exact conjunction. This strongly connects the 2 events.

contrast what the Pope said with this quote from Bartolomé de Las Casas (1484-1566), probably the first Spanish priest ordained in the Americas:

"Now Christ wanted his gospel to be preached with enticements, Gentleness, and all meekness, and pagans to be led to the truth not by armed forces but by holy examples, Christian conduct, and the word of God, so that no opportunity would be offered for blaspheming the sacred name or hating the true religion because of the conduct of the preachers. For this is nothing else than making the coming and passion of Christ useless, as long as the truth of the gospel is hated before it is either understood or heard, or as long as innumerable human beings are slaughtered in a war waged on the pretext of preaching the gospel and spreading religion." [from "Tears of the Indians"]

Juan

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Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2007 10:15:30 -0000
Subject: [Centaurs] Pope Ratzinger the unwise, 3

>lecture CY118 = 3,42 Virgo
>lecture Mercury = 4,29 Virgo
>Ratzinger natal Varuna = 4,24 Pisces
>Ratzinger natal Mercury = 4,33 Pisces

CY118 is the subject-matter. Behind (opposition) the way this subject is developed is Ratzinger's natal Varuna. Varuna is evident in everything Ratzinger says or writes generally speaking (natal chart) but the perfect alignment of Mercury here when he spoke in Regensburg makes a direct reference.

The meaning of Varuna became dramatically clear last Tuesday. The official bulletin of July 10 is here. The full official small document consists of 5 questions and answers and can be read here. The July 10 publication had been announced on July 7, and the document itself is dated June 29, but it was July 10 when it was released. This date is when the document was "revealed" and the reactions to it started.

Sun    = 22Ge52
Varuna = 23Ge00

TD10 = 13Ta02 
Node = 13Aq31

Basically what the document asserts is the supremacy of the Catholic Church against all the others. The orthodox churches have "deffects", and the protestant churches should not even be called "churches". It reiterates words that had been published by Ratzinger in 2000.

about TD10 squaring the nodes: despite the words about dialogue and ecumenism, there is no bridge, there is no dialogue; the dogma, the block, is "sealed", cemented. By asserting that the Catholic Church is the only true "one" it is alienating all the others and alienating itself.

The defensive Ratzinger Church seeks refuge in Varunian medieval absolutism from a relativism he cannot understand . This is part of Ratzinger's natal exact Moon/Pluto square.

Juan

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Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2007 08:02:16 -0600
Subject: [Centaurs] Pope Ratzinger the unwise, 4

>July 10 2007
>Sun = 22Ge52
>Varuna = 23Ge00

NOTE: I forgot to mention that I used 8h GMT = 10 a.m. at the Vatican.

>... It reiterates words that had been published by Ratzinger in 2000

This is a larger document, signed by Ratzinger on Aug 6 2000 and published that same day. Its title is "Dominus Iesus. On the unicity and salvific universality of Jesus Christ and the Church". I did not find anything significant in the positions of that date, or nothing as clear as in the publication of last Tuesday. Although the subject is the same and reiterative, probably the difference lies in the timing, the dramatic world context and needs of today compared to those of 2000.

But there is another document from the "Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith" (Ratzinger's modern version of the Inquisition) that uses a more direct language and is more clearly related to the subject matter of the July 10 declaration, its title is:

"NOTIFICATION on the book 'Toward a Christian Theology of Religious Pluralism (Orbis Books: Maryknoll, New York 1997) by Father JACQUES DUPUIS, S.J."

It was signed by Ratzinger January 24, 2001. Let me provide some quotes before examining the planetary positions:

[begin quote]
It must be firmly believed that the Church is sign and instrument of salvation for all people. It is contrary to the Catholic faith to consider the different religions of the world as ways of salvation complementary to the Church.
It is therefore legitimate to maintain that the Holy Spirit accomplishes salvation in non-Christians also through those elements of truth and goodness present in the various religions; however, to hold that these religions, considered as such, are ways of salvation, has no foundation in Catholic theology, also because they contain omissions, insufficiencies and errors regarding fundamental truths about God, man and the world.
[end quote]

... in other words, without exaggeration, if anyone from a religion which is not Roman Catholicism achieves salvation it is because the Roman Catholic Holy Spirit was present in some of those religion's teachings, but any other religion which is not Roman Catholicism by itself cannot be a way of salvation because only the Roman Catholic Church is perfect in its teaching, it does not contain any omission, nor any insufficiency, nor any error.

this is Ratzinger's Moon sq. Pluto version of Varuna absolutism. The positions that day (24 Jan 2001) at 12 h GMT are (sidereal):

Moon = 9,19 Cap
Sun = 9,49 Cap
R. natal TD10 = 9,17 Lib r

Node = 20,47 Gem r
R. natal Pluto = 20,07 Gem
R. natal Moon = 20,19 Vir

The presence of Ratzinger's natal TD10 clashing with or crossing the Sun and the Moon of his inquisitional "Doctrine of the Faith" brings again the meaning of TD10 mentioned in my last post regarding the bridging of other world religions, the ecumenical dialogue; quoting myself:

"there is no bridge, there is no dialogue; the dogma, the block, is "sealed", cemented.... it is alienating all the others and alienating itself."

according to Ratzinger in his inquisition of the ideas expressed in "Toward a Christian Theology of Religious Pluralism", we must believe that this is inspired in the teachings contained in the document "Dominus Iesus" mentioned above, which ends with the following declaration:

[begin quote]
The Christian mystery, in fact, overcomes all barriers of time and space, and accomplishes the unity of the human family: "From their different locations and traditions all are called in Christ to share in the unity of the family of God's children... Jesus destroys the walls of division and creates unity in a new and unsurpassed way through our sharing in his mystery. This unity is so deep that the Church can say with Saint Paul: ‘You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are saints and members of the household of God' (Eph 2:19)”
[end quote]

this paragraph is quoting the words of John Paul II in Encyclical Letter Fides et ratio; no wonder they are not Ratzinger's words.

Juan

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Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2007 17:49:26 -0600
Subject: [Centaurs] Pope Ratzinger the unwise, 5

>Moon = 9,19 Cap
>Sun = 9,49 Cap
>R. natal TD10 = 9,17 Lib r

NOTE: we can remove the Moon here because we don't know at what time Ratzinger signed the inquisitional document.

The Papal Inauguration:

I didn't find remarkable aspects at the time of the election (April 19), but let's take a look at the chart of the Papal inauguration, Ratzinger's symbolical coronation in the eyes of the world. The mass was scheduled to happen April 24 at 10 a.m. Roman time (8h GMT). I use 10h GMT to approximate the time when the ceremony ended:

Moon = 9,27 Lib
Sun = 9,31 Ari
R. natal TD10 = 9,17 Lib r

This gives a direct and powerful testimony of Ratzinger's papacy affinity with TD10, which had surfaced before he became Pope (see my compilation of April 2005). The inauguration mass was the empowerment of Ratzinger's natal TD10, and it announced a very dark period for the Catholic Church, with TD10 sitting at the throne --or alternatively: with the Pope's TD10 occupying the place of the people (the inauguration Moon at full phase).

Juan



   
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