Aug 22, 2016

Bail: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - clip

In Mastery of the Facts...John Oliver

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Hillary's Weird Behavior: The Cover-Up - clip

Now from earlier in August 2016 belatedly comes this to Stars Over Washington. Even so, I'm not a fan of posting the following video presentation for it possibly involves 'the tragic destiny of a woman' and increases societal instability when crazy things can happen. In my estimation a rating of X: not for children is warranted but see what you think--is the 'leaked' medical information about candidate Hillary Clinton legit? Can our eyes and ears be deceived? Have stranger things ever happened?

Perhaps her brain's robotic sector has been hacked, or, she's actually ill as per the alleged medical records. She's quite Sci-Fi, y'know, but acts as if she relies on caffeine to 'keep going'...bloating and weight gain occur. Center of balance is knocked off by the extra poundage causing unsteady knees, ankles, feet. Sugar is a major menace as well along with salt. It's doubtful that her 'falling down incident' in recent years and its sunglasses aftermath have engendered much public confidence in the lady's near-70 generation in the physical stamina department. And believe me when I say that I loathe having to agree on this topic with sophomoric Republicans, the yappers-at-her-heels these decades. It's been a very tiresome tactic but diverting for a majority of the masses, one supposes.

Having nursed my Mom, to me Hillary's coughs sound like acid reflux, and/or she takes a chemical brew of Rx meds for various conditions (BP?) and her mouth and throat suddenly go totally dry. And this can cause coughing especially when talking is involved. Long political campaigns are known to mess with orators' throats but this can be attended to. Her breathing issue can possibly be a side effect of one or more of her chemical brew ingredients, the combo prescribed just for her. Then there's Parkinson's. My Mom developed it and I watched as the symptoms worsened. To me, Hillary Clinton does need medical care and therapy and must admit that The Trail of 2016 and the speeches are overly stressful just now. The lady needs a calming respite.

Blog Note: this medical assessment is complimentary for it's only my personal 'assessment'. Actually I don't know a fig about what I speak and, I suspect, neither do you unless you're a trained medical professional. But I wish to say that her coughing is very worrisome, I agree. Additionally, foul play is not acceptable to this American and hopefully you will call it out when you run up against it.

So if a serious illness or condition is present (whether the 'leaked records' are genuine or not) then of course her step-down from Campaign 2016 and the Democratic nomination will be an obvious correction that must be taken. God help us all.

Aug 21, 2016

September 2016 Eclipses: Two 'Wild Cards' of the Universe

by Jude Cowell

September 2016 begins on the 1st of the month with a Solar Eclipse @9Virgo21 uncovering what may be stark facts and secrets and this provides constructive conditions conducive to a tackling of the truth. (Brady)

Two weeks and a day later, a Lunar Eclipse @24Pisces manifests and further spotlights the Virgo-Pisces polarity of the victim-savior axis. Naturally, Mercury (Virgo) and Jupiter (co-ruled by Neptune if we wish to call it so since we are typing about larger trends in society). The transiting Neptune-South Node covers much intrigue, loss, propaganda, and crime (with a Neptune-Saturn flavor) but the period will pass although its effects will last a while until they fade and dissolve.

19 North: The Virgo Solar Eclipse of September 1, 2016

With this particular 19N Solar Eclipse, a Virgo filter allows the sign's energies to express in such a way that discrimination, discernment, purity, and a sense of duty are sought, engaged, or, in some cases, neglected. As an Earth sign, Virgo indicates physical demands of some kind are presented or called for. Keen observance and deep perception are best utilized wherever possible while the 19 North themes are in effect if forward progress is to be made--themes of realism and constructively tackling the truth. Harvest is a word often associated with (goddess) Virgo and there is actually a *karmic asset here if things are kept in perspective for too much criticism, degradation, (--"that's disgusting!," says Mr. Trump quite often); plus, neglect of health, and/or overuse of restraint when action is called for may interfere with progress.

Note that Virgo health connotations also involve Genetics, DNA, Family Roots, and Genealogy Research into them. Those like yours truly with a current Saturn transit to natal 4th house may be involved in such an investigation as I type!

The September 16th Lunar Eclipse in Pisces suggests the primary reactions and instincts of the Collective concerning events and conditions that the Solar Eclipse has wrought. Compassion, confusion, infection, mystification, denial, and other Piscean characteristics will come up for air as a result of the Virgo Solar Eclipse which, as it happens, is the Pre-Natal Saros series of both Election Day 2016 and Inauguration 2017 so that eclipse themes will apply to both events and have actually begun to express early in tandem with the current 18 South Solar Eclipse which perfected on March 9, 2016 @18Pis55 and includes themes of separation, endings, and partings--yet new situations may lead to positive results so that all may turn out in the end (paraphrasing Predictive Astrology, Brady).

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Blog Note: * as always, here on SO'W "karmic asset" and "karma" are used in the sense of reaping what's been sown, a natural law of the Universe, and since Virgo-Pisces and the 6/12 axis are all about that, there we have it, with Genetics, Heredity, Cells, and such reserved for Astrology's Saturnian branches of study rather than the Uranian past-life model created within the Strain At a Gnat Swallow a Camel School of Philosophy. jc


Aug 19, 2016

Judges Are Finally Calling Out Voter Suppression For What It Is! - clip (plus, Eclipses)

August 19, 2016 Thom Hartmann on judges' recent rulings on the hidden intent behind Republican voter suppression laws rather than going along with the Republicans' stated intent:

Astrologically, I'm noting the wording of this clip's title that includes "...for what it really is!" since the phrase and the judges' rulings against voter suppression tactics resonate perfectly with the 19 North early-acting Solar Eclipse of September 1, 2016 with its themes of "realism; seeing things for what they really are rather than what he or she thought it was; a good time for tackling the truth" (Brady). Yes, it must be a good time for tackling the truth because we're hearing quite a few examples of it during Campaign 2016 thanks, in part, to email leaks and hacks.

And with September 2016 a month with a Solar and Lunar Eclipse, their function as peep-eye! agents and 'wild card' uncoverers of secrets and inconvenient truths should spotlight for the public a surprising amount of realism in stark contrast with America's usual political scene of lies, fraud, crime, and propaganda.

Manifesting ten days prior to the first presidential debate, here are a few notes on the Sept 16, 2016 Lunar Eclipse: The Mystery of the Three Days (Saturn-NN).

Aug 24, 2016 Mars conjunct Saturn - Steve Judd Astrology clip

Recently we discussed the upcoming Mars-Saturn-Antares conjunction due on the evening of August 24, 2016 and we looked at the triple conjunction horoscope set for Washington DC.

Here with a perspective from abroad is UK astrologer Steve Judd on the same topic:

In Historic Shift, US Government to End Use of..Private Prisons - clip

Here is Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman interviewing Mother Jones and The Nation reporters concerning an announced shift away from the Department of Justice's use of costly, ineffective private prisons, an overdue improvement if the plan is carried through:

Aug 18, 2016

The Asteroids and Dreams of Republican VP pick Mike Pence

On July 15/16, 2016 or thereabouts, 2016 Republican nominee Donald Trump tweeted his VP choice of Mike Pence, the pro-life, pro-gun, megachurch member and governor of Indiana. Considering the odds of Trump dropping out of the race or a subsequent de facto Pence presidency with Donald doing most of the talking, it behooves those of us who appreciate the information Astrology provides to investigate Governor Pence under the lens of the ancient art.

Those who notice cosmic synchronicities may also benefit from a consideration of asteroids including personal name asteroids and few there be who glean more from this method of investigation than astrologer Alex Miller who has long written columns for the excellent Daykeeper Journal.

Using personal name asteroid 'Penza' as a signifcator for Mike Pence, an assessment has been made and I highly recommend Alex Miller's linked-below article on Trump's selection of Pence (which places a theocrat a hair's breath from the presidency: the GOP plan all along?), the very descriptive asteroids involved, and an interesting Penza-Neptune conjunction in Pisces exact on November 8, 2016 which suggests the possibility of Neptunian disappointment for Pence.

Or (I must ask), will it bring to the masses Pence's theocratic dream come true?

In case you missed it, here is a direct link to The Veepstakes Winner: An Astrological Profile of Mike Pence by Alex Miller.

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A note on yours truly's opposition to a theocratic presidency: as a Christian believer in the Spiritual Church of Christ, I believe that morality comes from within and cannot be externally forced or imposed by government edict or any other sort of edict or law. Religious freedom is one of our nation's founding principles, so we've been told, and a theocracy is totally unacceptable to this American.

Yes, society's morals are degraded but that is a purposeful part of the plan to dissolve the sovereignty and cohension of this country and its people for the sake of establishing a one world government which aspires to destroy religion and other institutions of civilization. Disagree as you may, placing religion in the claws of government is the wrong path and will cause a great migration away from true faith because it will be false and it will cause religion to be used as a tool against the people. And oddly enough, theocracy in America would be only a stone's throw away from establishing Sharia Law which Republican politicians and others purport to be against. As usual, the ruling class will continue to consider themselves above all laws, no matter the president.

For if you've read a few of my articles here and elsewhere, you may have noticed that to me, the profession of Politics primarily attracts fakers, liars, embezzlers, and crooks determined to gain and keep their cushy positions. You know, like "Game Birds Feathering Their Nests," the Sabian Symbol of US natal Jupiter (6 Cancer) of July 4, 1776? jc

Image of Jupiter {public domain}


Aug 17, 2016

Remembering Chandra Levy - video (plus, Astrology)

As you've heard from various sources, on July 28, 2016 murder charges were dropped in the Chandra Levy case as reported in this news clip. And here is a video with background information and a sad remembrance of her disappearance on May 1, 2001 along with events that followed, plus, a brief video concerning a retrial of the case:

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It is said that Miss Levy had a "strong interest" in the Timothy McVeigh case and the Oklahoma City Bombing (chart, below), may possibly have been recruited by Mossad and the CIA, and that she was seated in the V.I.P. section for the George W. Bush inauguration. Sounds like Chandra Levy knew a lot of other people's secrets...

please enlarge the chart but if it won't, view it here.

One prominent feature in the Oklahoma City Bombing horoscope is the Hard Rectangle pattern which triggers the opposition to act with more drive than it otherwise would – the added tension shows antagonism and a lack of compromise on all sides.

Born on April 14, 1977, Chandra's natal chart with her Sun Aries-Moon Pisces personality blend may be viewed at astro.com where her birth data is rated AA for accuracy.

Standing out is a Mercury-Uranus opposition suggests that she could "incur the wrath of others" by demonstrating a know-it-all attitude, tactlessness, and a disregard for compromise. Naturally, a full assessment of her natal chart is needed to corroborate or discount the strength of her Mercury-Uranus opposition which conjoins her MC-IC axis (Taurus-Scorpio). Her romantic, moody, worrying, and restless Sun-Moon combination of Aries-Pisces is shared natally by three notables in my files though you may know of more: Dr. Richard Dawkins, Hugh Hefner, and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.

R.I.P Chandra Levy


George Soros (Pluto conj Castor) Hacked - NWO Plans Exposed!

George Soros Victim of Hack Attack Support for Hillary Revealed

Is it news to anyone that Mr. Soros and the Clintons are One World Government promoters? New World Order aficionados? Connoiseurs of draconian plutotocracy? This is the sort of thing a politician with secrets could set up private servers for! Politicians have been working on The Great Plan for decades if not centuries and it's nice to read their secret emails for a change since they tend to be so interested in ours.

A website has been set up for the files called DCLeaks if you're curious and here's a video: George Soros and Thousands of Open Society Foundations Files Online Now--World Government plans are revealed along with his 'donations' to the Clinton Foundation and in relation to her 2016 Campaign, how Mr. Soros bossed Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State.

Somehow the GOP accusation against the "pay for play" Clinton Foundation doesn't seem massive enough for what's really going on and let's remember that the Republican Party is also a total participant in the One World Government plan and as anti-nation-state as they come.

Heads-up thanks to Alexandra Bruce at Forbidden Knowledge TV and to WeAreChange.

An Astro-Peek at Plutocrat George Soros

by Jude Cowell

George Soros August 12, 1930 2:35 am CET Budapest, Hungary (online source, unknown); Hour of the Moon; Sun 18Leo37 2nd house; Moon 17Pis05 8th house; ASC 25Cancer29; MC 2Ari51. His is a Fire-Water Sun-Moon personality of steam which can either sterilize or scald. Volatile, moody, courageous, poetic, and a passionate visionary, the Sun Leo-Moon Pisces blend of Mr. Soros has one 'Image for Integration' according to Charles and Suzi Harvey (Sun Sign-Moon Sign):

"The Wizard of Oz gives the Lion a Heart and he becomes the King of Oz." Hmm. Guess the crown is to be passed to son Alex Soros who has now "come out of the shadows."

But let's return to Dad's natal chart. The midpoint picture that stands out in his natal horoscope involves powerful, wealthy Pluto @19Can56 (conjunct Castor the Morning Star and associate of Lucifer; manipulative Pluto rises in the 12th house of Politics, Back Room Deals, Secret Enemies, and Karma): Sun-Mars = Pluto, a picture containing potentials for fanaticism, great achievements via tremendous efforts, war, violence, and/or unscrupulous behavior. Another midpoint picture is formed by a Fist of God, or Thor's Hammer pattern, between Sun-MC (square) pointing toward natal Sun so I wonder if he has had any brain tumor surgeries? (Ebertin). Of course, such an indication would need support in the rest of his chart.

So be that as it may or may not be, Mr. Soros recently turned 86 years old and has lived past his Uranus Return/s, typically a time when childhood memories cease to hold sway over the present. The Returns perfected three times (@15Ari11 Rx):

1. May 24, 2014 (transit Sun trine natal Uranus: participation in group and political activities are favored); 2. September 20, 2014 (tr Jupiter trine natal Uranus: financial and fund-raising success, group activities easy to coordinate); 3. March 14, 2015 (tr Mars conjunct natal Uranus: new techniques and methods, enthusiastic group participation, unusual people encountered, possible danger). He may have stayed home for that last one.

And here's an article by the Magi Society about George Soros, his natal chart, and his Quantum Fund troubles from years back having to do with a double Saturn transit. His natal Saturn is strong in Capricorn (5:54) but retrograde in the Cadent 6th house of Health and Service and when tr Pluto came to call he may have found his past haunting him on some level, plus, his tendency to avoid personal responsibility and to accept limitations were under review and in need of correction in order for progress to be made.

Related: An Updated Horoscope of the New World Order (1993).

Additionally, in four years (2020) Mr. Soros' Pre-Natal Solar Eclipse Series will repeat (4 North) with its themes of: restriction, restraint, illusion, and separation (Brady). 4N last manifested in 2002 @20Gemini conjunct his natal Mars which happens to conjoin his natal Pluto-Chiron midpoint of plutocracy, oligarchy, exploitation, primal violence, and oppression.


Aug 16, 2016

Trump Campaign Chief's Strong Ties To Putin Revealed - clip (w Astrology)

August 15, 2016: no, I did not know that Donald Trump's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, has had for years lucrative business dealings with Russia and Ukraine to such a shady extent:

Watch The Young Turks Live.

Here's a link to the New York Times article on Mr. Manafort's foreign ties, a link which may or may not remain Live. He says the money was only for political activities but given how underhanded and underworldly Politics can be, that's not very comforting.

Paul Manafort: an April Fool of 1949

Billed as a lobbyist and political consultant, Paul Manafort was born on April 1, 1949 in New Britain, CT (hour unknown; Moon in Taurus for the 24-hour period). A Fire-Earth Sun Aries-Moon Taurus personality gives him a "straight from the shoulder charm", great ambition, and confidence. Mr. Manafort can be diplomatic yet tactless, intuitive yet pragmatic, and loves a challenge. Deeply possessive, his Venus-Mars conjunction in early Aries conjoins his Syzygy Moon @8Ari36 (last lunation prior to birth) so obviously this is a passionate man with what may be described as "a roving eye." Now I have no idea of his domestic situation or of his romantic arrangements but he is very much in the center of them.

His large streak of ambition of urges him to "make his mark upon the world" so it's no surprise that he's in Politics and active in several foreign regions of the world. Manafort is a natural entrepreneur with many irons in several fires and whether more of his past activities will surface and affect the White House chances of Donald J. Trump is a good question. There are two eclipses in September, Solar then Lunar, so we'll see if either lunation disgorges more scandals or inconvenient secrets for Manafort or for Trump.

Though self-centered (as is his client, Trump) Mr. Manafort is excellent company and can be loyal if he so chooses unless ego is allowed to get in the way of cooperation and getting the job done--two egos together have they. Still, Manafort has stamina and is quite magnetic so we'll see how Paul and Donald manage to trot along together on the path to the White House or whether a divergence will take place. I suspect a divergence between them or from the path--but we'll see.

A Bit More Astrology

April 1, 1949: all day a YOD pattern was overhead when little baby Paul (and anyone else born that day) arrived, a YOD pattern of special task or purpose, crossroads, turning points, or crisis implications at some point in his life (health issues may also be indicated). Wonder if the Donald Trump brouhaha circus and recent financial revelations have triggered Manafort's natal YOD because Trump's natal Sun is at the point of progressing into Virgo which means '00Virgo', the precessed position of royal star Regulus which, as you know, rises with Mars in Leo in the natal chart of Mr. Trump.

(See his red face for his Mars rising and his retaliating temper--also note that asteroid Tisiphone of 'retaliation' fame, conjoins Trump's natal Moon and South Node of the Moon along with starry Ras Alhague as we've discussed previously).

But the thing is, Mr. Manafort has a karmic planet in his natal chart @00Vir04 Rx and that planet is Saturn. His natal Mercury sextiles Jupiter in late Capricorn (conjunct US natal Pluto--a wheeler dealer across the globe with a potential accent on military and surveillance matters) which forms the base of the YOD, and whether his Mercury is @29Pisces or 00Aries, it conjoins the Aries Point of Recognition, Prominence, and Fortune.

When Saturn is apex in a YOD configuration there can be a self-induced sense of frustration or failure especially if a respected social position has been achieved but is undermined by a denial of natural limits and neglect of the requirements of authenticity, accountability, and maturity that astrological Saturn demands so that 'fateful consequences' result in the reaping what was sown category.

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For more on YODs and other planetary patterns, see Dynamics of Aspect Analysis by Bil Tierney; also see Sun Sign-Moon Sign by Charles and Suzi Harvey.

Aug 15, 2016

Astrology: the Sept 26, 2016 Presidential Debate (#1 of 3)

August 15, 2016: Astro-Notes on the 2016 Presidential Debates

by Jude Cowell

If the present course is followed by the Clinton and Trump campaigns, the American people will repeatedly gasp in horror as the Democratic and Republican nominees participate in what passes for debates--three of them from September to October unless Mr. Trump has his way and manages to interfere with the scheduling and/or changes the rules that, he fears, will not favor him in November. Trump's drop-out from the race is rumored but may be only a dream--though the GOP hierarchy (or its bosses) would gladly finagle VP runner Mike Pence into the top spot if they figure out how to do so. A theocrat such as Pence would be much more to the party's liking.

With so many potential variables it's no use spending much time on the Astrology of the three debates, plus, the one VP debate on October 4th, so let's take a brief gander at the first of the three presidential debates:

The first of the televised 2016 presidential debates will he held on Monday September 26, 2016 from 9:00 to 10:30 pm edt at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York and it will set the tone for the series. It is assumed that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be the contestants, or combatants, if you prefer.

On Sept 26, 2016 at 9:00 pm edt, Hempstead, NY (Nassau County) we find 27Taurus rising with the stars of the Pleiades, Alcyone being the best known and having a 'something to cry about' flavor. (For this common good American, the entire 2016 Campaign has been something to cry about --or to laugh about to keep from crying for our nation).

So with late Taurus, ruled by Venus, rising we know that Gemini will rise soon and carry along any Gemini planets of each candidate. What they share in Gemini is Uranus--Clinton's @25Gem55 Rx and Trump's Uranus @17Gem53 and near his natal North Node, a signature of radical, reformist political groups. So with both debaters having Uranus in Gemini rising (something unexpected!) we may enjoy electric if quirky performances with Trump having more "Gemini power" (natal Uranus, NN, and Sun @22Gem55 conjunct US natal Mars) than Hillary Clinton who is more Leo-Scorpio Fixed energies.

Sept 26, 2016: Two Main Transits for Clinton and Trump

As for the two main September 26th transits that affect each natal candidate's chart we find tr Mercury, the debater, sextile Hillary's natal Venus (though separating and thus unconscious or representing a past event) which may still impart its benefits in the arena of alliances and partnerships and/or spotlight her diplomatic skills (and not just via email leaks, investigation, or scandal).

Now as you know, Neptune is associated with dreams, visions, illusions, and fanciful notions so with tr Saturn, planet of realism and authenticity, sextile her natal Neptune, Hillary Clinton has the opportunity to turn her Oval Office fantasy into reality. Yet for this outcome to occur, it looks as if the under-35s and women must turn out on November 8th in a ground swell of support for Secretary Clinton and her White House fantasy if the Republican nominee--be it Trump or not--is to be vanquished.

Of course, election outcomes can all depend on which political party cheats more effectively in these particular match-ups and whether voter suppression tactics do the job of gleaning out liberal voters in favor of conservatives.

As for transits to Mr. Trump's chart, a separating aspect of note is tr Uranus square his natal Saturn which suggests generation gap issues (Millennials vote for a bigot? Nah, they wouldn't do that in great numbers!) Mr. Trump is feeling challenges to his authority, authenticity, and most of all--his maturity, and this has already occurred via his 'tiny hands', childish temperament, inability to mouth a complete sentence or stay on a topic for more than a minute, etc. (He darts around.) Conflicts between methods (Saturn) and new ideas (Uranus) are being encountered during this transit, and perhaps this describes Trump's entire presidential campaign.

In addition, tr Uranus sextiles Mr. Trump's natal Sun which gives him a boost toward increasing his prestige and spotlights his leadership ability. Yet sextiles only offer opportunities for benefits so we must take advantage of them, and I doubt that anyone disagrees that the self-interested Donald Trump (a wrestling match promoter in his dreams) is an opportunist extraordinaire whose 'Leo Mars rising with royal Regulus' has always been determined to take all advantages, if you please.

Well, there's a whole bunch more information in the September 26th debate chart and in Trump's and Clinton's natal, progressed, and Return charts but today's typing time has ended but perhaps this post will activate one or both of you to set up the chart/s for yourself!


Aug 14, 2016

Cowardly Republicans Have Allowed "Hate" to Become Their Brand - clip (plus, Pluto)

The Ring of Fire's Mike Papantonio really gives the Republicans what's what in this brief clip which reminds me a lot of the *realism and tackling the truth themes of the acting early September 1, 2016 Solar Eclipse followed on September 16th by a Lunar Eclipse in Mystical Pisces, sign of illusions and deceptions. And Spirituality. And fish. Plenty of sea creatures and fish.

You know how stealthy, powerful Pluto in Venus-ruled Taurus triggers intolerance and excessive greed for gaining possessions and wealth? Astrologically speaking, Pluto was plodding through zodiacal Taurus (the bull of Wall Street; golden calf worship) when the Republican Party formed on the coattails of the Lincoln election. Or at least that's what my pappy always told me.

And now a few choice words from Mike Papantonio concerning the current activities of the GOP: