Category Archives: Newsletter

Monthly newsletter May 2023


Issues in this month’s edition are:

  • Preface

  • Preview month May

  • Important energies

  • The Pigeon and the star sign Columba Noea

  • Sirius

  • Astronomy and astrology in daily practice

  • The horoscope as guide

  • Roemie

  • Wisdom of Lao Tse


Every now and then during your life, you may ask yourself the question, which path to follow.

And then suddenly you understand the answer. Just in a book you received as a birthday present and where you read on a page the following text:

Sometimes a fighter of the light has the feeling to live 2 lives.

In one of them he is forced to do many things he doesn’t like to do,

and having to fight for ideals he is not believing in.

And at the same time, he discovers in his dreams a separate life

In books and also in reality, where he meets people with thoughts like his own.

The fighter makes both lives meeting each other and intertwine.

There appears a bridge between both lives,

A connection between what he does and what he likes to do.

Slowly his dreams become true in his daily existence

And at a certain moment he realizes to be ready for his deepest wishes

And then, he only needs a small portion of endeavor to live these both lives as a whole.

From: Paolo Coelho: Fighters of the light

Preview for the month May

Until May 15th Mercury is retrograde. We can experience many problems related to miscommunications, dates, electronical attributes etc.

Be aware of this, take enough time, and double check where possible.

Picture: Mercury on the tower of the Belfort of Kortrijk (Belgium)

Take good care for your safety, burglars have the retrograde Mercury as their patron saint.

The month begins with a strong purifying energy. We will be reminded of the contribution the community expects from us in the future. This is the time to become prepared.

On May 2nd there is an inner conjunction between Sun and Mercury. This energy makes us reflect on the real value of material needs in our lives.

About May 4th we can receive special pictures in different manners. Try to feel what the real message is in it for you.

The second Full Moon (and Lunar eclipse) of this spring is on the 15th degree Taurus and Scorpio.

It reminds us to the polar side of societal success, fellow responsibility.

From May 7th and on, our emotional life becomes more intense, we prefer the surroundings of our safe home.

About May 9th we can have unexpected ideas and insights on financial issues, or ato deal with possible challenges nature offers us.

About May 12th energy helps us to solve complex problems.

On May 15th Mercury turns direct again. It asks your attention to put in practice insights you got in the weeks behind.

On May 16th Jupiter enters Taurus and will stay there for about a year.

It indicates profitable times in a material sense, provided we also consider the law of pure intention. Where we pay too less attention it may cause unexpected failures.

The New Moon on May 19th is on the 29th degree of Taurus. It is the degree helping us to understand perspective from different approaches. The degree helping us to look beyond the own opinion and insights.

On May 20th Mars leaves Cancer and enters Leo. The energy might be profitable to help us, it might simulate our creativity. Be reminded to purity of intentions,

About May 27th love can offer us a lot of pleasure. If you consider a marriage this is could be the perfect day. There can also be special and loving moments with new friends.

The last days of May, it might be better to be somewhat reserved when approaching “servers of the law”. They might keep their instructions very strictly.


The astrological Mandala, Dane Rudhyar

Important energies for the month May

This month, the following important energies will be present. They will be the explanation for significant events during this month. Time used is GMT.

1 Pluto retrograde on 1st degree of Aquarius (19.09)

2 Sun conjunction Mercury (Mercury retrograde)

4 Venus square Neptune

5 Venus sextile Jupiter, Full Moon (19.34) (on 15th degree Taurus and Scorpio)

7 Venus enters Cancer (16.25)

9 Sun conjunction Uranus

12 Mercury sextile Saturn

13 Mercury sextile Venus, Venus trine Saturn,

15 Mercury direct (05.16), Mars trine Neptune

16 Jupiter enters Taurus (19.20)

17 Jupiter square Pluto, Sun sextile Neptune

19 New Moon (17.53) on 29th degree Taurus

20 Mars enters Leo (17.31)

21 Mars opposition Pluto, Sun enters Gemini (09.09), Sun trine Pluto

22 Sun sextile Mars

23 Mars square Jupiter

26 Venus sextile Uranus

27 Jupiter conjunction Northern Lunar node

28 Sun square Saturn

The pigeon and the star sign Colomba Noae

On the Ace of cups from the Rider Waite Tarot and of Visconti’s Sforza in the 15th century the cup of the holy grail was pictured. This card shows, apart from the cup (connected with the heraldic symbol of eternal youth and pouring the elixir of life abundantly) a dove also being a special attribute of Visconti’s family and having the motto “A bon droyt”

A cup symbolizes the life of the owner. The cup you are yourself. In earlier centuries there was a tradition to give a newborn a silver cup (with name engraved). This cup symbolized the wish the life of the newborn to become as prosperous and unique as this silver cup. May your life be rich and superfluous of fortune.


My dove between the rocks, hidden in the mountsin range, show me your face, let me hear your voice. Your voice is so lovely and your face so charming.

Song of Songs 2:14

The star sign Colomba Noae or Noe’s pigeon could be seen in April only partial southwest of Canis Major. The 2 most important stars are the alpha and beta stars Phact and Wezn. This 2 form the head of the pigeon and a number of stars to the left and right of Phact form the twig in his mouth, a reason to name this sign Noe’s pigeon.

Innocence, beauty, and simplicity are the legendary virtues of the tame and curious bird with soft feathers, elegant heads, and bright eyes. His joyful presence on pictures of births and marriages are well known, taking care for hope for the better.

Possibly we are already fascinated since centuries by this celestial being, being able to relate with us, and representing holy powers we feel related with.

Goddesses as Ishtar from Babylon and Atargatis from Phenicia and Aphrodite from Greek could incorporate as a pigeon.

Rome’s Goddess of love was as ‘Venus Columba’ or Venus the pigeon, a Messager of a peaceful dead whose catacombs and burial places were called Columbaria.

Pigeons are monogamistic by nature. A female dove can let her feed by her male as a dove chicken by putting her bill in his, like a kiss. Together they build a nest, brood, and feed the young chickens with crop milk produced by the layer of epithelia in their throat. The fertile dove was always associated with mysticism, erotic attraction and devotion, unifying things successfully.

 The descending of the Holy Ghost is symbolized by a dove. In the art of paint, we see we see the descending dove pictured above Maria, when Gabriel makes the renunciation, above Jesus when he is baptized in river Jordan and above the 12 disciples at the moments the Holy Ghost descends to earth.

In arts the dove is used where the Ghost of life should be revealed.

Why the pigeon? The dove has been considered since centuries as a messenger of the Gods.

There was also the sacrifice to God, as Josef and Maria did six weeks after Jesus’ birth.

In the story of Noe’s arch, it was the pigeon who brought the message of the new discover land, after Atlantis was sunken.

When the dove was set free, he was circling around for a while before choosing a direction. This is also what we know from postal dove’s behavior. Doves have an inherited feeling for direction. When dove’s circle around in formation, we can hear their wings en see the come down in an elegant way.

I heard many stories about dove’s appearing in their lives suddenly at special moments in their lives.

When my favorite aunt Flora died, form the moment of her passing away, until her burial ceremony, there was a pigeon sitting in our garden. Coming every day closer until we could almost touch her.

And I also believe that, at the moment of writing of this article, as by accident two turtledoves came sitting outside the window of my office.

In several fairy tales we see white doves, messengers of heaven, guiding people on their path of life.

Cinderella was helped by many white doves, to finally become bride of a prince, son of a King.

Also, in other fairy tales we see white doves appearing guiding the way to lost children to find back the way home.

Dove’s especially the very intelligent postal dove, where our city doves are related to, have special fly and navigating capabilities, feeding our projections as heavenly messengers.

In ancient cultures, the dove was the bird of Ishtar and of Venus, Goddess of love.

In an ancient saga, it is told Zeus is cared for by 2 doves. In other stories we know about pigeons feeding children in danger. Isn’t it remarkable that in the Phoenician language the same word is used for a dove and a priestess. This makes it difficult to really understand what might be meant.

Every time again we meet impressions of doves, being a celestial helper for mankind or a practical postal messenger.

Over 2.500 years ago doves brought the name of Olympic winners from Athens to other Greek states.

They also were used as messengers by air in Egypt and China and brought messages in situations of war. Postal doves saved many lives in WW I and II.

Apart from doves, birds in general are more than a human being connected with the sun by the transparency of their skull, allowing them to react immediately when the sun rises or sets.

In Persian language the word “Murgh” means both soul and bird. In Egyptian hieroglyphs the soul is represented as a bird, an ibis. The soul of a dead man can leave the body as a bird.

Rudolf Steiner once said: This bird is related to the hierarchies of the angels. We should learn to understand what comes to us from heavenly spheres. As priest in ancient times could distinguish from the birds, we could also learn to listen to the symbolic language of birds in our lives.

The message of the star sign Colomba Noae

The star Phact, represented by the dove with the twig, represents the need and force to explore new areas of life. Phact helps you to enter the path with courage and to overcome obstacles. When you are open to the unknown, it will welcome you and not act against you.

With gratitude to Eleonore Oldenburger!


In her contribution about Columba Noae, Eleonore already touched the star sign Canis Major.

In the middle of this sign, we can see the brightest star at the moment in heavens: Sirius.

Picture: Sirius A accompanied by Sirius B

We all may have seen him, Sirius, some time, but in most cases unaware. When you look at it the next time try to remember this star is very important for humanity.

Not only, the movement of our solar system is concentrated around this star, he is also known esoterically is one of the sources of the seven rays.

In our regions, Sirius is visible in autumn and in winter.

Sirius is currently at the 14th degree of Cancer and also is not far from Orion.

Sirius mover slowly to the southwest (about 1 degree in 3000 years) and reaches in about 67.000 years the shortest distance to earth (at the moment about 7,6 lightyears).

After that, Sirius will go away and become more distance. The star is prominent in the ancient list of Ptolemeus. During the period of July 23rd to August 24th Sirius will be visible shortly before sunrise in the South of Europe. This rising in ancient Egyptian times was considered to be the beginning of the new year. During this rise of Sirius the future was read in the colors visible.

Old rituals refer to Sirius as the Sun behind the Sun. Sirius gives live to our sun and therefore to humanity. This warmth keeps us alive physically.

According to Dogon and Inca myths, mankind at first had a group soul. All animals on earth have one common soul, or a single soul for every community. This was also true for mankind. We lived together and carried out our tasks based on a collective soul.

Also, esoteric pioneers like Blavatsky and Baily refer to these insights and base further thoughts on them. Energy form Sirius has an important role in the building of the bridge between personality and soul and so on the process of becoming more conscious for mankind.

Sources: Wikipedia (several).

Astrology and astronomy in daily practice.

Venus already is some time visible as evening star. This will remain this and also the following month.

On May 23rd the Moon is close to Venus.

Mars will be in the Southwest at sunset. On May 24th, Mars will be close to the Moon.

This implies Mars and Venus are close together. This is a special phenomenon; every time Mars has been retrograde Venus is making a sprint along heavens and tries to overtake Mars.

And finally, when they are close together, Venus slows down, as being disappointed by male behavior of Mars. After all a few months later Venus will be retrograde too.

This will also take place this year, as it takes place almost every second year. It gives a special energy, possibly felt by some of us and meant to support the evolution and understanding between man and women. It symbolizes wishes or desires felt to become distant.

Saturn and Jupiter are visible this month shortly before sunrise in the east.

On April 19th I felt a special energy. Everywhere where I was, I met people reacting very friendly and openhearted. As such already a refreshing experience, in the evening things became even more beautiful. I attended a meditation course, dedicated to Krishnamurti and one of his special theme’s: concentration. It made me clear, all you feel and recognize is related to your own state of mind.

You are what you think to experience. At the introduction I was struck by the loving attitude of all participants, later on there was a very serene atmosphere.

It made clear to me, how an individual is much bigger than presumed by being a part of the galactic reality. When I looked up the actual positions of the planets, I found some relations between Venus and Uranus, explaining what had happened.

In an eclipse period usual many known persons leave the earth and go over to the other side.

This time it was remarkable that many people who passed away had reached a respectable age and were creative persons during life.

Think about Harry Belafonte, Mary Quant, Dame Edna, and local famous people as Paul van Vliet and Hub Oosterhuis.

A special property of the eclipse was a square with Pluto (relation to life and death) and a novile with Venus (harmonic relation to life and artistic talents.

The Greek predecessor of Mercury Hermes is also known as messenger of the Gods and guide to the other side.

The next day I got a call from a friend. She told me she had already for a couple of days an owl on a branch in her garden. This can have different meanings, like clairvoyant experiences, wisdom, and announcing of a journey to the other side. The same day her husband heard about the passing away of a dear friend (he took care for at “Tafeltje Dekje”, a Dutch program where elder people are helped with a warm meal.

In the Medicine cards we find the owl as picture 21.

The owl always is a messenger and says: Use tour intuition and take your dreams seriously.

He can also signify clairvoyant observations. When an owl appears, he recognizes the magic properties you possess and should use in the favor of white magic.

On April 21st Mercury turned retrograde. For me it happened in the 6th house, the house of work and health and daily activities. It was a very quiet day.

I was reminded I had some backlog related to the family tree. I then decided to put some efforts in it.

I also had unexpected occasions meeting people I didn’t see for a long time. The same day it turned out our electric cooking apparatus was down.

In the neighborhood we also had to deal with burglars. These people seem to be protected by a retrograde Mercury.

On April 26th I received a message the weekly meditation session where I participated in had been canceled, due to a breakdown of electricity.

At the moment I read the message also in my area the electricity broke down, the same happened with another person at another location.

Source: Medicine cards: Jamie Sams & David Carson

The horoscope as guide

In my contributions in this newsletter, I regularly refer to the astrological mandala of the French musician, philosopher, and astrologer Dane Rudhyar.

The symbolism used appeals to me and helps me to explain energies in the process of becoming conscious

The moment we are born, we start a long discovery to become aware.

Our birth chart shows the energies we have received at birth and of the challenges and difficulties to be expected on the path of life.

During our life we are receiving cosmic energies, the energies of the seven rays and from cyclic process of planets around the sun having messages for us how to proceed. These energies are identical for mankind. The difference occurs when energies touch an individual and as a result lead to action from the individual.

Thus, we can predict developments in our journey of becoming conscious, as the sequence of energies and the exact moments they will occur.

Astrological techniques are an important help to understand what has happened and to become aware of other occasions. This helps us to understand the challenges we will meet and have to overcome.

In this article I will explain the possibilities the astrological mandala offers us to understand this.

The astrological mandala

In the astrological mandala, every degree of the zodiac is represented by an archetypal image (Sabian symbol).

These images were received by channeling by Elsie Wheeler about the beginning of the 20th century and afterwards systematically recorded by Marc Edmund Jones. When Dane Rudhyar came in touch, he discovered that every symbol reveals a fundamental phase in human existence.

This resulted in the existence of 360 archetypical symbols, together showing a cyclic character. One symbol for every degree of the zodiac. Dane Rudhyar has recorded these symbols and their mutual relations in the book “the astrological mandala”, edited originally in 1973.

These 360 degrees are divided in two halve cycles, the process of individualization (from Aries 1 until Virgo 30) and the process of collective (from Libra 1 to Pisces 30).

Possibly you will notice that for every degree in the process of individualization is a polar degree in the process of collective.

As soon as we are born, we arrive in an environment enabling us to develop our potentials (individualization) and on the other side reminding us to the assignment to contribute to mankind as a whole (process of collective).

Within these 2 halve cycles, exists a further organization, it goes too far to explain this now.

Every degree is represented by an archetypal symbol together with keynote and explanation.

This gives direction and leaves room for further interpretation.

Sun, Moon, and all planets are on one of the degrees of the zodiac. Every degree represents a possible drive for a person.

Also, AC, MC, DC, and IC are on a degree represented by a symbol representing some direction of the person’s path.

The meaning of AC, MC, IC, and DC in the birth chart.

The degree of the rising sign indicates the way the unique self can be realized (the WHAT).

The degree of the DC indicates where this realization can lead to (WHERE TO).

The degree of the IC represents the role of the own social-cultural environment and how the challenges of the unique journey will be met (the HOW).

The degree of the MC indicates the ultimate meaning of this incarnation and what is expected to be the final result of the whole cycle of activity (the WHY).

These points indicate the assignment for life, where this can lead us, how this could be lived form the own social cultural environment and why this path should be followed.

Every planet has to contribute to the realization of the assignment according to the own character.

So represents the degree of the Sun an indication for the source of power of the individual.

Mercury gives an indication for the way to communicate and Mars about the way to act.

Also, outside the birth chart the mandala gives directions, for instance about important cosmic happenings and their possible influence on our society, for instance at the moment of an eclipse or the moment a planet turns retrograde.

Source: the astrological Mandala: Dane Rudhyar.


When your heart becomes the tomb of your secret

What your desire will become more easily real

Already the prophet told us

That who keeps his deepest thoughts hidden

Will soon achieve what he wishes

When seeds are buried in the earth

Their inner secrets will become a flowering garden


This newsletter is edited monthly by Omegahighlighter and contains different articles and previews based on astronomical occurrences and related energies.

It is permitted to re-use the text of articles under the condition that the original source is mentioned.

Reuse of pictures and photographs is prohibited. A message to our e-mail address is appreciated.

For more astrological articles and news see website

You can be part of the distribution of this newsletter by sending an e-mail to with subject “Newsletter Omegahighlighter”.

From the moment of your application your name and e-mail address will be filed for the distribution of the newsletter.

Whenever you would like to end reception of the newsletter you only have to send me an email with subject “Cancellation Newsletter”.

Your data will be removed from the file.

Jan Weber

As he is one with the all, he is with the Dao,

And as he is according to the Dao, he is eternal.

The loss of his body doesn’t frighten him.

(reminding those who went to the other side)

Lao Tse

Newsletter April 2023


Issues in this month’s edition are:

  • Preview month April

  • Important energies

  • Astronomy and astrology in daily practice

  • The Chariot

  • Pluto in Aquarius

  • The law of the just human relations

  • The Temperance (tarot)

  • Wisdom of Lao Tse


Last month we had to deal with 2 significant changes of energy.

On March 7th Saturn entered Pisces. The general consequence of this change is the withdrawal of authorities in the world, in our personal lives en in ourselves. It is considered to be a period of reflection where we have to reflect on this issue and find a new balance in ourselves.

On March 23rd Pluto entered Aquarius, this year still for a short period (until June 11th). We will have the opportunity to learn about changes needed in the world and therefore in ourselves.

We will be asked for another reflection about the world we would like to live in and how we will contribute ourselves to it. Further in this letter more information about what might be expected from us. I wish you all a month with growing insight inside you all.

Preview for the month April

Apart from the process of how to learn to deal with the new energies (Saturn in Pisces and Pluto in Aquarius) the most important energy this month is the solar eclipse on April 20th.

The eclipse is on the 30th degree of Aries, at the same day the Sun enters Taurus and makes a square with Pluto.

The eclipse will take place on the degree indicating the necessity to become aware of our natural limitations. The eclipse can be viewed totally in Antarctica, Australia, parts of Indonesia, Papua, and Oceania.

The theme of the eclipse could get additional attention in this part of the world by events caused by the eclipse.

Picture: Line on earth with visible full eclipse (source:

The beginning of the month could bring challenges on the area of communication and mental point of views, which are not in line with collective viewpoints. When we manage to deal with the with an eye on the collective interest there might be possibilities for breakthroughs related to societal innovation.

The full Moon on April 6th challenges us to cultivate our inner values.

On April 7th we might have meetings with a philosophical and loving exchange of ideas.

On April 8th we have opportunities to solve problems energetically.

About April 11th our activities become more mentally, we become less focused on nature.

When you become aware of this it might help you to get a better insight in the importance of being attuned the right way.

On April 12th we celebrate the yearly day of fortune as Sun and Jupiter stand together.

Just be aware of this healing energy.

About April 14th our love relationships become more serious. Our financial situation may become somewhat more restricted.

The New Moon of April 20th is under the signature of the solar eclipse.

It gives us the chance to experience new kinds of observations.

On April 21st Mercury turns retrograde. This takes place in Taurus, there is a chance that “matter” for instance money or shares) will becomes depreciated. This period will last until May 15th.

On April 24th we could meet soulmates.

Up to the end of the month energy is profitable to realize innovations and other improvements.

Be aware of these possibilities and pay attention to it.


The astrological Mandala, Dane Rudhyar

Important energies for the month April

This month, the following important energies will be present. They will be the explanation for significant events during this month. Time used is GMT.

3 Mercury enters Taurus (16.22), Mercury square Pluto

5 Mercury sextile Uranus

6 Full Moon at 16.07 Aries and Libra (06.34)

7 Mercury conjunction Northern Lunar Node, Venus sextile Neptune

8 Mercury sextile Mars

11 Venus enters Gemini (06.47), Venus trine Pluto

12 Sun conjunction Jupiter

14 Venus square Saturn

20 New Moon at 30th degree Aries with solar eclipse (06.12),

Sun enters Taurus (10.13), Sun square Pluto

21 Mercury retrogrades (10.34) until May 15th (05.16)

24 Mercury sextile Mars, Sun conjunction Northern Lunar Node

25 Sun sextile Saturn

29 Mars sextile Uranus

May 1st Pluto retrograde at 1st degree Aquarius (19.09)

Astrology and astronomy in daily practice.

This month Venus will be visible as evening star.

On April 23rd the Moon is close to Venus. The first slice after the new Moon on April 20th will become visible.

They will be close to the star sign of Orion.

Mars will be in the South at sunset. On March 28th and April 25th and 26th, Mars will be close to the Moon.

Saturn and Jupiter are too close to the Sun to become visible.

On February 26th in the Netherlands, we experienced a rather unique evening sky.

In many parts of our country the polar light was visible. From one of our readers in New Zealand, I received a message that at the same time in New Zealand a comparative picture could be seen: the aurora australis. It is caused by the same solar storm as the Polar light on the Northern hemisphere.

On March 2nd there was a conjunction between Venus and Jupiter.

Thanks to the clear skies, we could see this happening coming closer, already days before.

There are wise people possibly referring to the Star of Bethlehem.

Venus at the same distance at this year can be viewed as a double star.

Possibly this was also the case when Jesus Christ was born.

I took a number of pictures of this event; we see Venus overtaking Jupiter gradually.

Picture: Made by iPhone on February 26th, March 1st and March 2nd (Jan Weber)

The brightest star is Venus. On the leftmost picture we also see the Moon. Jupiter and Venus are at a distance of 4 degrees. On the picture in the middle the distance is 1 degree as well as on the rightmost picture. Here Venus has overtaken Jupiter.

From New Zealand I received the next picture of the aurora australis.

Picture: Aurora Australis Photo Credit: Scott Olds (February 27th, 2023)

Taken at: Duffers Saddle, Nevis, Central Otago, New Zealand (1300m elevation)

A conjunction between Venus and Jupiter takes place every year. The distance between the 2 will differ depending on the declination of both planets. This year, the distance was very small. Sometimes Venus has an orbit where she passes over Jupiter at the same time covering Jupiter. This is called an occultation.

It doesn’t happen very often. The next time will be on September 14th, 2123.

On March 7th Saturn entered Pisces. The energy change was clearly felt.

One of the first things I read was an article about economists advising a totally different economic model, without an objective of growth and based on certainty for everybody.

Possible many political parties were interested due to the fact out parliament was very interested and had a collective meeting with this group. At least it confirms the broad experienced feeling we need to change however the direction remains unclear.

Even politicians seem to be sensitive to actual energies.

On the same day I had my birthday. I received a special present from a grandchild, a booklet by Paolo Coelho, called ‘Warriors of the light”.

I read a number of pages and was struck regularly by the contents.

Very special was the following text related to the passage of Saturn in Pisces, teaching us to become aware of our own boundaries and to recognize the events on our Path.

As soon as he is on the Path, the worrier recognizes it,

Every stone, every curve welcomes him.

He feels united with the mountains, the brooks, sees a glimpse of the soul in the plants and animals around.

Then he accepts the help of the One and the signs along the path and accepts to be guided by his dream and ideals to the challenges life has hidden for him.

Certain nights he doesn’t find a place to sleep, other nights he is tormented and awake.

This is part of it, the warrior thinks, it was my choice to follow this path.

In this sentence his power is hidden. He has chosen the path he follows, there is no reason to complain.

On March 15th we had elections in NL. With Neptune transit on the Sun of NL and the MC we could expect a result with enormous unclearness. And this was what was happening.

We can only expect to be governed when opposite groups are prepared to listen to each other’s points of view. It signifies some preparation for March 23rd when Pluto enters Aquarius.

On March 21st we had a New Moon on the first degree of Aries. This degree symbolizes a first spark of awareness, taking care the individual man will recognize the path to follow.

I hope many of you have recognized this and acted accordingly. In addition, the start of spring adds a special symbolism to this. I used this day to invite some people for a discussion about Saturn.

The day before Pluto entered Aquarius (on March 23rd) I read a message a new technique has become available offering many more possibilities to find DNA matches.

In stead of 23 qualities to be identified, we now have tens of thousands available. This offers unlimited potentiality for additional DNA research in cases until now without results.

This message also fits well in the transfer from Pluto (availability of a research method) to Aquarius (in the interest of the community).

On March 23rd (at 13.23) Pluto entered Aquarius. That day I attended the first day of a series of workshops about esoteric astrology.

We discussed about the sign Aries and the symbolic fitting so well to the New Moon of March 21st.

The change of energy was very clear. Aquarius is also the sign of astrology and Pluto assists to get a deep insight. That was happening that afternoon and the days behind.

In this newsletter you will find an article about this transit and its expected impact.

We could recognize in the world around a lot of messages making clear Pluto is doing the job to strengthen the community.

The Chariot

2023, the year of the Chariot. When you add the digits together (2+2+3) the result is 7. In the cycle of the Rider Waite tarot this is the card with the Chariot.


It signifies: … “this is a year to execute last years decisions, to bundle efforts, and to control skills” ….

Thus, in short, some advice from the Charioteer, as we also call this card.

In the meantime, we have arrived in the 4th month of the year.

In the skies we see 3 bright stars (Arcturus, Regulus and Spica) together making the “trine of summer”. Each of these stars offers us a message.

Arcturus the left knee of Boötes, will bring wealth, acknowledgement, and self-determination.

Spica the ear of corn from Virgo promises success, honor and prosperity and Regulus “the heart of the Lion”, brings independency, violence, and ecstasy. So, the spring is promised to be one with various accents.

Cairo times

In a spring years ago, I was in Cairo. Not a city to pass a quiet spring holiday. Pollution, crowded with poor people and ugly buildings.

I preferred a boat trip on the Nile. However, as Cairo was the place where I had to meet my husband (working in Riyad for an American company) every now and then, I had to decide to go there.

Romantic, isn’t it? We called our movie “Cairo times”.

The charioteer in Egypt

The fact that the chariot reminded me to Egypt isn’t very surprising.

Almost every chart showing the chariot reminds to Egypt with the black and white pictures of the 2 sphinxes.

The black and white makes a somewhat agitated impression, the white and black stares untouched ahead.

Some students from my classes however had another association.

Some of them thought about Saint Nicolas, others about Jesus entering Jerusalem and students from the Hague were reminded to the day our queen and king open the parliamental year riding in a golden coach with horses.

They approached one of the oldest and original meanings as depicted in the tarot of Visconti, where a woman is driving the chariot.

I prefer the Egyptian interpretation and think about the Osiris as the hero, who standing on the chariot makes them impression to release everybody from his or her sorrow.

Many masters of the Tarot also looked for the origin of the tarot in Egypt. Antoine Court de Gebelin (Nimes 1725) had the opinion the tarot was part of the book of Thot, the Egyptian God of Magic.

About the 18th century in France appeared variants on the tarot of Marseille, where Egyptian symbols were added.

The meaning of the word tarot could be derived from the Egyptian words Tar and Ro respectively meaning “the path” and “king”, walking the royal way so to say.

The sphinx

What about sphinxes? They wear the traditional headdress of the pharaoh. See also the famous dead mask of Tut-Ankh-Amon. A combination of the power of the Lion and the mind of mankind; sent by the Sun god Ra en the symbol of the pharaoh.

Pharaohs, pyramids, mummies, papyrus, Tut-Ankh-Amon, Cleopatra names reminding us to de ancient civilization of Egypt. The sphinxes depicted on the card however are Greek sphinxes, as these have breasts.

In the Egyptian museum in Cairo where we were guided by a very enthusiast Egyptologist, I was attracted by a vitrine where beautiful golden treasures were exposed.

There were massif gold bracelets. Twice a set of which the ends were shaped as lion heads.

Possibly they came out of Alexandria the guide explained. The Greek influence I already suspected was confirmed.

However, many examples of this ancient culture were buried in the sand of the desert.

On this sand in front of the big pyramid of Gizeh I was in front of the impressive statue of the sfynx.

Dear sphinx I thought, you are the waiter of the enigma, please give me insight. The sfynx remained silent and just stood there.

I started thinking about the chariot on the 7th chart of the Tarot. The basalt lips of the sphynx whispered an answer in my brain. It is the number of plenitude. We have seven days in a week and the 7th day is supposed to be a day to rest after completion of tasks.

Take rest, todays secrets show the path for tomorrow. I walked to the temple dedicated to the sfynx and puzzled myself what the sfynx could heave meant?

There is an ancient text saying: I watch over you grave room. In this case this possibly is the grave of Thut Moses IV. This pharaoh put a on the place stêle to remind a special day from his youth.

Whether the sphynx and the pyramids can “speak” have puzzled many researchers. During the ages many texts were discovered in grave monuments. Over 4000 rules with magic formulas and hymns have been discovered. These protected the pharaoh and protected him to guarantee a happy life after death.

The Pyramids and their messages

The guide I bought on the airport about the pyramids the texts on the pyramids might give us some insight in a stay of the king in the underworld, where he had the name “Osiris”.

During his life, a king was a “Horus”, and this God was a Son of Osiris. Now I get some more understanding of the chart. The prince from the other world drives the chariot from one life to another.

Life after death was a royal event according to our guide, the king who had passed away was buried in a grave in the East in a sacred land. He was transferred over the lily-lake by a Charon like figure, having given a special name “the one who looks behind him”. However, the ferryman was supposed to convince himself about a good behavior of the pharaoh.

I got disturbed in my consideration by my husband who softly pulled my sleeve.

Do you come with me the museum is going to close”? Not to imagine, a museum being in outside in nature that is closing, as if you are a Zoo.

I turned around, saw a special stone drawing my attention in the sand and took it with me.

I carefully hided it in my bag to get it out of sight. The stone had the shape of a priest figure.

Picture: stone from Egyptian desert (picture Klaas Horsman)

Secrets of Cheops

Among the 78 cards of the tarot, we have 3 showing the pyramids of Gizeh (Cheops, Chefren en Mykerinos). Here the secrets of death and reincarnation are protected.

Why only on these 3 cards?

This is supposed to have a special meaning. On the card of the queen this means to be connected with other dimensions. This queen might be Isis. On her throne that might be related to the God Horus we see 2 Lion heads, symbols of strength and justice.

They also refer to the time passing by one refers to the past, the other to the future.

The Page of Wands distributes the message of the queen.

When the King has a new incarnation the Page walks ahead proclaiming: “the King comes”.

This Page easily could be a child of Osiris and Isis.

The old Egyptians believed that in the heavens there was a cosmic pendant of Egypt, the destination where the souls travel after their life on earth.

The pyramid as a three-dimensional symbol shows the axis of the world.

The top symbolizes the highest spiritual level to be achieved by mankind. The chambers in the pyramids were used to get consecrated in the secrets of mystic cultuses.

The adept went through the gates of death in the worlds behind the gates and returned in our world fully consecrated.

There are indications that some of the pyramids, at least the biggest 6, were built as part of a design with the objective to recreate the constellation of Orion close to Aned-Hetch. In ancient Egyptian writings Orion is indicated as the heavenly resort of the souls.

The French scientist of ancient Egypt, Robert Bauval, did a fascinating discovery in studying the pyramids on the great plateau of Cheops, one of the seven miracles of the ancient world.

It was supposed already for centuries that the great pyramid also had an astronomical and astrological meaning. We find 2 shafts through this mass of stones having a diameter of about 60 cm., too small to function as a shaft for ventilation.

Bauval was not satisfied with earlier explanations and introduced the data of this pyramids in the computer’ Together they turn out to form the pattern of the star sign of Orion. It was assumed to be the residence of Osiris in ancient Egypt.

The great pyramid represents the far most South star of the Altinak belt. Also, the other pyramids turned out to be in close relation to the stars of the Orion constellation, Alnilam, Mintaka, Betelgeuse, and Bellatrix. Bauval also discovered a tunnel starting from the Queens room of the Big Pyramid and directed to the star Sirius, representing the Goddess Isis, partner of Osiris.

According to the researcher the river Nile, streaming alongside the pyramids as earthly representative of the Milky Way.

From texts on later pyramids, it can be derived that this theory might be right. It was written that the soul of the king after his dead should travel to the permanent stars arranging the night and arranging the hours. It was also expected to travel to Orion to take care of the cycle of seasons on Earth.

The 3 great Pyramids certainly are meant as earthly counterpart of the Orion-belt.


Willem Beekman en Bart Brandsma, What stars have to tell

Mustafa Gadalla Egyptian Cosmology

Adrian G. Gilbert, Who were the wise men from the East

Eleonore Oldenburger The tarot as a key to insight

Pluto in Aquarius

On March 23rd, 2023, Pluto has made a transfer to Aquarius.

This is an energy not experienced before by mankind living in our era.

The reason is that it takes about 248 years for Pluto to make a full orbit around the Sun.

Last time, Pluto was in Aquarius, was in the years 1789 up to 1798 and the time before this was between 1532 and 1552, and earlier between 1286 and 1307.

We see in these earlier episodes important changes in our history have taken place.

In 1789 the French Revolution started with the attack on the Bastille.

In 1532 we were in the middle of the reformation (the falling apart from the Roman Catholic Church in several others (Luther, Calvin, Zwingli). In 1370 we were in the dawn of the Renaissance, at the same time leaving behind the dark era of the Middle Ages.

All periods with big difficulties, however through the changes that took place our world improved every time again a little bit. This is also our challenge for the years to come.

Pluto is about regeneration. The whole cycle from birth to death is related to it.

Pluto tears down what is not of value any more en builds upon the debris of the past.

Pluto also is about power and uncertainty and has the intention to change things for the better (purification). As Aquarius symbolizes the community it may become clear what Pluto’s objective is to achieve.

We may expect a big impact from changes taking place in order to achieve a better society.

We have to become aware more and more our own behavior should reflect this and serve the challenge for a better world.

This year Pluto is only for a couple of weeks in Aquarius (from March 23rd to June 11th.

After that Pluto will return to Capricorn until the beginning of 2024.

With Pluto alternating from the last degrees of Capricorn and the first degrees of Aquarius we can expect important first actions for changes to come.

Many societal systems should be improved or even removed; the purifying attitude will give it a last hand.

This doesn’t mean we will immediately arrive in a society with enough adhesion> This is one of our objectives for the next 20 years.

Where we succeed it will have a positive influence on society, where it get resistance form representatives of obsolete systems protecting their interests we can expect fights.

Our lives can be touched by the changes and struggles. It is important to try to understand what is expected from you and why. Your individual contribution in the interest of society is of big importance.

Aquarius also is the sign of astrology and new revolutionary insights.

We can expect many impressive new discoveries and insights in our cosmos and astrology.

Besides many innovations will have influence on our daily lives.

Esoterically the transit of Pluto to Aquarius will have an enormous push.

It means that by the big adherence from the ego to our concrete way of thinking, we can use it as a help to express the collective will.

This collective will, will be powerful and based on the energy of the first ray of Will and Power.

This energy works as a catalysator breaking down obsolete systems, thus making space for the new.

It is the power of the Fenix rising out of the ashes.

A beautiful energy for those willing to serve a better world, a difficult one for those protecting own egoic interests.

I wish you all an instructive future with many new insights and opportunities to realize them.

Picture: Pluto (James Webb telescope)


Ebertin, Combination of planetary influences

Oken, Soul centered astrology.


The law of just human relations

The Aquarius age is one of the big challenges of our time.

Many of us have heard about it, nobody really knows what will happen and when.

One thing is for sure, we are at the dawn of this age. The precession of the equinoxes indicates this.

I expect it to be a gradual process where we stage for stage learn more about the Aquarius age and forget and leave behind about the Pisces Era.

With the transfer of Pluto to Aquarius we will receive and learn new lessons and insights helping us to make this transfer.

Part of these lessons are the cosmic laws and an important cosmic law related to the transit of Pluto to Aquarius is the Law of Pure human relations.

In the future from mankind, it is expected to the role of World Savior. When we look around, we see challenges enough. The world must be really free as a unity on a cosmic level.

In this unity everyone has to contribute, according to the own talents but also in the interest of the whole.

Pluto in Aquarius will help us to achieve this.

Aquarius represents mankind as groups with common and collective ideals.

The unity should prevail above the individual.

The individual needs to develop the diversity of individual talents in consciousness to contribute to the common destination. This needs to understand the challenges and to develop a common plan to meet them.

To live according to the law of pure human relations is a condition to achieve this.

Qualities of this law are:

  • Love and intelligence cooperating as a team.
  • Responsibility and serviceability to humanity as a whole.
  • Selflessness and harmless use of the language in expressing ourselves.

Finally, the objective is about the release of polarity and the creation of a world community as a unity. This is of utmost importance to be able to create structures and new consciousness for the new era.

The inner contribution of the individual will change by understanding the requirements of the own contribution to humanity and the world as a whole.

To be able to play this role, we need to develop a good relationship with ourselves as a basis to serve the relationship with mankind.

We also should grow our awareness about the role we have to play to other kingdoms in nature (as e.g. the animal and mineral world).

The next affirmation may be useful to find the key to what is expected from us.

May everyone, I will have contact with at whatever moment or in whatever way, be blessed in a universal brotherhood and sisterhood as a part of the all-encompassing humanity.


Alan Oken Soul centered astrology

Temperance (tarot)

Every month I draw a card from de Rider Waite tarot. This time I got Temperance.

On this card we see a picture of archangel Michael, pouring the stream of elixir of life from one cup into another.

So, he fills the empty cup with the dead Ego with the elixir of the new life.

He has placed one foot on the earth, the other is in the water. These represent the conscious and the collective unconscious.

Roberto Assagioli also uses these pictures in his esoteric psychology, and he teaches us that these two should be balanced by growing awareness and transformation, at the same time activating the Anthakarana (Rainbow bridge).

Michael means: “Equal to God”. Through the transformation the divine grows her influence.

Esoterically this card represents the sign of Sagittarius.

Related to the 5th Ray, the intellect has been developed on a higher level of expression.

Sagittarius has to learn to understand to use his words carefully, quite different from the person-centered energy.

Also, Aquarius represents the 5th degree and during the Age of Aquarius this higher thinking should help to confirm with the Law of the Just human relations.

The Sun sign on the forehead, protecting the 6th chakra should be developed to be helpful in getting the required insights and a balance vision in live.


Alan Oken Soul centered astrology

Eleonore Oldenburger the tarot as a key to consciousness


This newsletter is edited monthly by Omegahighlighter and contains different articles and previews based on astronomical occurrences and related energies.

It is permitted to re-use the text of articles under the condition that the original source is mentioned.

Reuse of pictures and photographs is prohibited. A message to our e-mail address is appreciated.

For more astrological articles and news see website

You can be part of the distribution of this newsletter by sending an e-mail to with subject “Newsletter Omegahighlighter”.

From the moment of your application your name and e-mail address will be filed for the distribution of the newsletter.

Whenever you would like to end reception of the newsletter you only have to send me an email with subject “Cancellation Newsletter”.

Your data will be removed from the file.

Jan Weber

The Tao that we mention isn’t the eternal Tao

Because the names we give, aren’t eternal names

Heaven and earth are born nameless;

To give names only is the mother of things.

Who is without desire sees the mystery

Who has desires, sees their shape.

Both of them are in essence identical

Only then they each get an own name.

We could call both a mystery

And even more mysterious is the gate to all mysteries.

Lao Tse