Nov 21, 2005

Homeland Security Is Hatched


Homeland Security Nov 25, 2002 1:44 pm est DC (Click image to enlarge)

Considering the natal chart for the governmental increase we call, "Homeland Security"...from the cabbage patch of terror and control it has been sprung upon us.

With Pisces, sign of idealism, confusion, and possibly deception, arising, what may the nation expect from this entity?

Let's take a quick look and see what we can see...

The Sun/Moon combo is Sag/Leo, a very grandiose blend with a tendency to grab the limelight from others to hide its insecurity (that's INsecurity). You may remember that President Bush was against creating such an agency before he was for it--yet when Joseph Lieberman's legislation was nearing passage, Bush swiped the ball and ran with it--and Voila! We have HoSec, as I so fondly call it.

The word picture* for Sun Sag/Moon Leo: "At an emotionally moving ceremony, the shaman of the gypsies is given an honorary degree in herbal lore and ancient geography." Hmm-m-m...wonder who the shaman could be? Guesses, anyone? How about head honcho #1, Tom Ridge, who was marginalized in what might be described as an "honorary" position, si?)

With its birthday imminent--Nov 25--and a triple Mercury Return (due to retrogradation) in process, it's a big month or so for HoSec, and should be quite eventful.

The three dates for Mercury's Return to 9Sag51 are: Nov 10, Nov 17, and Dec 20 upcoming. This degree is conjunct the Fixed Star, Antares, keywords: "success which can be obsessive." Antares is seldom benign, and is most often connected with Mars, war, violence, and terror. Appropriate considering the trumpeting of terror and fear which HoSec stirs up whenever it deems necessary...although the "threat alert mauve/magenta/puce", etc, seems to have been discontinued due to excessive ridicule.


The Sabian Symbol for Mercury's "10Sag": "A golden-haired goddess of opportunity" =
REWARD: positive: an irresistible confidence in self and a tireless outreaching to all the wonders of an everday world.

Neg: consistent diversion of effort to worthless ends. (Oh dear...this one is proving alarmingly true. Waste and fraud, anyone? Boondoggle to boot?)

Since a triple Mercury Return usually brings much review, reconsideration, often a re-expression of information, or perhaps some paperwork deja-vu, it'll be interesting to see what communiques issue from the bowels--I mean, the mouth--of HoSec around Dec 20, 2005 and onward into 2006.

The natal lunar phase of HoSec is Disseminating so the spreading and sharing of information is its basic nature. This also would refer, of course, to the catapulting of propaganda, which seems to be a favorite past time of our big fat government, as you've surely noticed...and the president says it's his "job."

And so at the basis/foundation of the natal chart is Saturn of control and authority fame. It is my intuition, inspired from the study of this chart, that it is the Geminian Saturn who is the shaman referenced above--Saturn at the foundation of the formation of Homeland Security, with control and the use/misuse of authority at its base. Perhaps Saturn is the One Who's Really in Charge--and Tom Ridge is long gone!)

(Plus, Saturn was the trigger for the mayhem of 9/11/01.)

Geminian issues concern thinking and communication, as we know, and it is also a dual sign of the light twin and of the dark. Wherever we find Gemini, we may also find duplicity, plus Gemini loves to bring the news. Archetypally it's supposed to be the Good News, but somehow that's not what we seem to hear from HoSec, is it?

Whether Saturn's transformation will end for good or ill we can not yet know for sure, but, as usual, I am wishing the best for our nation, no matter what plots may be hatched for or against us as we go forward...for go forward we surely must.

jc


*from Sun Sign/Moon Sign, by Charles and Suzi Harvey

Nov 13, 2005

Full Moon Nov 15, 2005 7:57:30 pm est White House

On Tuesday, November 15, there is a Full Moon just before 8 pm over the White House.

Here we will consider the Full Moon and the prior New Moon.

As we know, a Full Moon is a culmination of something begun at the previous New Moon of Nov 1, at 9Sco43.

Nov 1, the day of the Avian Flu presentation by Dr. Rajeev Venkayya, Special Assistant to the President for Biological Defense Policy.

Also Press Secretary Scott McClellan held a press briefing during which he refused repeatedly to answer questions about the CIA leak investigation...which is "ongoing".

Nov 1 was also the day the administration's Avian Flu strategy was placed upon the White House website ("around 10:00 am") to coincide with Dr. Venkayya's teleconference on the subject.

Plus there was a scheduled meeting at 12:45 pm between George Bush and Homeland Security Director, Michael Chertoff.

The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon degree, using "9Sco": "Dental work" = PRACTICALITY.

Pos:a creative ingenuity brought to a real service for others.

Neg/shadow side: a thoughtless acceptance of life's makeshifts and an unhealthy admiration for artificiality.("MEJ" = Dr. Marc Edmond Jones, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology).

The Dane Rudhyar ("DR") version for "9Sco": FAITH IN CYCLIC RENEWAL: "A dentist at work".

Keynote: overcoming the negative results of social practices and ego-cravings. This relates to inventing the means to skillfully repair damage. (An Astrological Mandala.)

Now on to this week's Full Moon which should bring to fruition some of these plans, strategies, or hopes, as well as others that we, the public, are not privy to. The Full Moon chart has Mercury Rx, and so the White House will be reviewing, reconsidering, and possibly re-expressing themselves on certain issues.

The "DR" version of Mercury's degree: "10Sag": FORCED GROWTH:

"A theatrical representation of a golden-haired goddess of opportunity"...

Keynote: society's efforts at dramatizing the greatness of what it offers to the ambitious person.

This refers to so-called "progress"--to the drive for advancement along all-too-human paths of growth--and we see here how sociocultural forces operate by dramatization and propaganda.


The Sabian Symbols for the Sun and Moon degrees, Nov 15:

"MEJ": Sun "24Sco": Keyword: APPEAL: "Crowds coming down the mountain to listen to one man". You may notice that this Sun position is shining its light upon Pluto (power; force) and upon Mercury (communication; thinking) in the New World Order chart.

(This gives a word picture: Mercury/Pluto = Sun: a persuasive speaker; vision; championing an idea or attitude that prevails; a desire for recognition; and/or communication skill. In fact, the very combination of Mercury with Pluto concerns persuasion, propaganda, and suggestive abilities, and Bush has their conjunction in 1st house of Self natally.)

Back to Sun "24Sco":

Pos: an almost spectacular ability to enlist the higher potentialities of everyone for some practical need of the moment.

Neg/shadow side: indiscriminate and carefree gullibility.

Scott's gullibility? or the public's, or...both?

"MEJ": Moon "24Tau": Keyword: COMMAND: "An Indian with scalp locks".(Apologies for any insensitivity here to my Cherokee brethren and others, none intended--Jude).

Pos: an unimpeachable control over life through a discipline of the self and its powers.

Neg/shadow side: a ruthlessness or complete inhumanity in dealing with others.

Same Moon degree, "DR": "24Tau": Keynote: the aggressiveness of human instincts when fighting for their earthly base of operation.

'Earthly base of operation' = Washington, DC.

The Full Moon chart has Cancer, sign of security and self-protection rising, as it is in the New Moon chart.

At the Aspiration or Career Point (the highest point in any chart) is the sign of Pisces, which is, among other things, the sign of infections, and of deceptions or illusions. And in Pisces, we must follow one of two paths--the higher road or the lower.

It is my sincere hope that America finds that higher road soon and that it is not too late to change directions.

Now here are the images for the Sun/Moon blend for the New Moon, Nov 1:

*Sco/Sco: "A millionaire businessman establishes a foundation for medical research...(this could dandily refer to George Bush except that he's using taxpayers' money)...
A pile of manure slowly permeates the deeper soil as the November rains soak the still, dark garden." (Propaganda always strikes me as resembling manure in more ways than one).

The Nov 15 Full Moon blend: Sco/Tau: "Pluto takes Persephone into the underworld...a celebrated surgeon amasses a fortune...a successful businessman probes the mysteries of life".

Well, there we have an interesting picture or two of the business of Washington this week, reflected in a Taurus Moon, and highlighted by a Scorpio Sun.

May the culmination resound to the good of us all, for the whole world desperately needs America to take the higher road in these dark days.


posted Nov 13, 2005 6:51 pm est

UPDATE May 28, 2008: Scott McClellan's tell-all book is to come out on June 2 in which he disses the White House he once defended with such lovely plausible deniability--which makes everything Scott fronted while press secretary seem tainted as well.

Seems the Rx Mercury mentioned above has brought up review after review of these issues since McClellan was in the White House.

Then there's US natal Pluto, planet of death, destruction, and transformation, positioned at "28Cap"..."A large aviary." Not very comforting when considering their "Avian Flu strategy" is it?


* Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas & Suzi Harvey.

Nov 6, 2005

New World Order 10/24/93 1:11 pm edt

Here I'm using the Oct 24, 1993 Uranus/Neptune conjunction at 18Cap33 to mark the official beginning of the New World Order regime...although they conjuncted 3 times altogether, but we'll consider that later on. I chose this particular date due to the Sun's degree/Symbolism--because it's esp applicable to the direction of things these days..hindsight being you-know-what.)

Chart here.


So how's the NWO goin'? you may ask.

The Sabian Symbol for "18Cap" is: "The Union Jack flag flies from a British warship".

Pos: the self's ever-widening spread of interest in its insatiable desire to leave some permanent imprint on everything it touches.

Neg/shadow side: smug or strong-armed paternalism. (Pos/Neg from *MEJ, the rest from **DR.)

Keynote: The protection afforded to individuals and groups by powerful institutions in charge of maintaining order.

POLITICAL POWER: Power is required to maintain social order and relatively peaceful interpersonal as well as international relationships. Alas, this power can easily be misused under the pretext of preserving "law and order." (aka "war on terror"--jc)

Justice and compassion must balance social power, and especially the power of privileged groups. Where this Symbol appears, the need for protection may be in evidence--or it may be a warning against using power for selfish advantage.

And who of a privileged group can resist the temptation to abuse power? If you find one, let me know. Please. And do you think the attacks of 9/11/01 are a "pretext", by any chance? War of terror, more like.

So...the NWO just had its 12th birthday (old enough to know better)--a Jupiter Return period.

Oct 24th was a big day actually--President Bush announced Ben Bernanke as new Fed Chairman (see Oct 24 post below) and it was the same day of NWO's Mercury Return, Mercury being the planet of communications, announcements, etc. Looks like the NWO was rising with the Bernanke announcement.

Using Mercury's degree: "22Sco": "Hunters starting out for ducks". The shadow side? "A callous exploitation of all life".

The Symbol for natal Sun 1Sco19, using "2Sco": "A broken bottle and spilled perfume".

The instructive shadow side of this degee? "Witless dissipation of every resource of self and society". ("Spilled perfume"? Then perhaps it should be called the New World 'Odor').

Jolly crowd, eh?

And of interest is its recent Jupiter Return degree, 26Lib25.

Using the Sabian Symbol for "27Lib" for this one, because it seems to apply more closely:

"An airplane hovering overhead".

Shadow side: Complete inability to get down into immediate realities.

Facing reality has become something of a problem, hasn't it? Ignoring or perverting reality is pretty popular, too.

There will be more observations posted concerning the NWO as time careens on...

...we'll look at the upcoming Saturn opposite Saturn, and other enlightening things about an "elite" crowd of folk who insinuate themselves into every corner of our lives whether we like it or not.

Strong-armed paternalism indeed.


Nov 5, 2005 10:00 pm est

*MEJ = Dr Marc Edmond Jones, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology
**DR = Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala

NWO Chart dates from "Horoscope for the New Millenium" by E. Alan Meece...
this is a very useful book esp for world events--see my review of it on Amazon.com, in spite of the fact that it forecasted Al Gore to win in 2000...he did win after all.


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