Aug 31, 2006

IMPEACH Campaign 9.1.06 noon

Between my ongoing ISP problems, Ernesto-related storms, and the overload of Blogger that may be occurring today near noon, I'm racing to post this chart of the White House at zero hour--if it comes off.

As websites and blogs across the nation (and beyond?) paricipate in the IMPEACH blackout of their first pages, what's going on at George W. Bush's White House?

Enlarge chart to read my chicken scratches for the non-astrology speaker among you--the two of you really should get together more often...but on to the chart:

We see Jupiter in spying Scorpio Rising, therefore Angular and active, at the "Telephone linemen at work" degree. I'm sure they are. (Of course, any of this is operable by self or by others and so must be considered on many levels in our dualistic world.)

Two midpoint pictures of note emerge:

At the top of the chart, MC or Aspiration/Career Point, we see:

Venus/Saturn = Mc: urge to seek solitude; inhibited desires.

Sun/Mercury = Bush natal Mars: agitated thinking; upsets and quarrels; thinking critically; the will to fight; nervous drive.

Neptune at the "A man unmasked" degree is at the Ic/Foundation Point, and asteroid, Hera, is conjunct Descendant (Others; Partnerships; the Public), keywords: keeping tabs or bringing to account (on account of he sux.)

SN, a separative, unconscious point, is conjunct warring Mars--they were close on 9/11/01 and usually have to do with war, but also with unconscious motivations and actions. Kinda describes the "stay the course" trait of this administration...but if your actions aren't giving the results you want, you're bashing your head against a brick wall, aren't you? Irrational will isn't strength, as I've said before about this man.

Also, this tr Mars has recently crossed Bush's secondary progressed Ascendant (23Vir03), and SN will conjunct this sec Asc in Novemeber ("remember, remember...")
and sooner, if you use Mean Node--I'm using True. This is not a good place for Bush to be operating from, and old mistakes will continue to be made--unless he's prevented.

And in his sec chart there is sec Moon conjunct Ic, which I've posted on before, which usually means change in the residence and possibly the career (please!)
Sec Moon "23Sag": "Immigrants entering a new country." Hmm-m-m.

Sec Uranus/NN (association with unusual, reformist groups) has been at sec Mc for a while now, still in orb today:

Uranus/NN = Mc: the desire to bring joint plans to fruition.

We know.

All in all, there is much agitation at the White House today, and perhaps the IMPEACH Campaign figures little in the important dilemmas of his day. Chart-ruler Mars makes no applying aspects in the chart with the except of a nagging semi-square to its Ascendant. The Mars/Pluto square is separating, but still in orb and so is unconscious. Separating sqaure = crisis in consciousness. Will the Campaign finally get through to his noggin that no one approves of his lousy residency?

Back again, transit-wise, we have a T-square between Saturn/Neptune (loss; renunciation; suffering) pointing at Jupiter = very upset with the ways of the world; losing the will to fight; egoism; sensitivity;

and another T-square:

Mars/NN = Pluto: violent or enforced separation; performance of a joint record achievement (hope that's the Campaign!)

There's more to say, but I fret that Blogger will be inundated as I try to publish, so let me hurry and say that I'm participating in the IMPEACH Campaign as best I can considering my tech-challenged brain, my current computer problems, and possible Blogger outage upcoming.

This chart is the least I can do for the cause.

9.1.06 11:34 pm

Hint: you'll find IMPEACH at Lim's Limericks too.


lying with impunity

Seems Rummy and his friends think they're the only ones entitled to do that.

He lies awake at night fretting over the enemy's clever manipulation of media--not because of the body count in Iraq, aka the notches on his gun. So that must be the point--about 3 am--when Rummy turns to impunity and says, remind me to call Karen Hughes about that medal she's expecting.

"The enemy" good at media manipulation--is he referring to the jihadist kind, or to the bleeding-heart liberal bloggers? Those who expect and demand truth from their governments--those bloggers? The ones who are vastly disappointed in the 'watchdog press' that Rummy apparently let out with the cat around 3 am?

Rumsfeld apparently doesn't know that I, for one, hold him and his 1% gang responsible for taking us to war with spin instead of truth--at a time when we needed upright actions and integrity, we got this crew of crime bosses, energy barons, dice rollers, and propagandists.

He doesn't sleep at night...for all the wrong reasons.

8.31.06 11:26 am

This from LegitGov:

WHEN IN DOUBT, ATTACK THE MEDIA: The other aspect of the latest push is to attack media coverage. The coverage isn't negative because things are going badly, it's because the press is being duped by terrorists. On Monday, Donald Rumsfeld said "he is deeply troubled by the success of terrorist groups in 'manipulating the media' to influence Westerners." Rumsfeld has a new strategy to get more positive coverage: buy it. The Department of Defense is "put out for bid a two-year, $20 million public relations contract that calls for extensive monitoring of U.S. and Middle Eastern media in an effort to promote more positive coverage of news from Iraq." According to a public relations professional, "They want it [news] to be received by audiences as it is transmitted [by them], but they don't like how it turns out. "The 12-18 person team would monitor the news and "propose four to eight public relations events per month, such as speeches or news conferences, including 'preparation of likely questions and suggested answers, themes and messages as well as background, talking points.'"


>How about an Iranian blog written by a Zoroastrian Astrologer? Ali Mostofi's Iranian Opposition wants to establish a common platform for all Iranians in opposition. "Everyone can have his angle and opinion in Iran." And, "Ahmadinejad cares not for money with South Node in Taurus...he is driven purely by dogma."

With its history info and news links, you may want to check out Ali's blog!

Aug 30, 2006

why follow when you're already home?

Thursday UPDATE on UPDATE: Scroll to August 27 post for an UPDATE on the Comair crash...lack of sleep seems to be pulling ahead.

7:00 pm UPDATE: from

NSA Mobilizes Against Leaks 30 Aug 2006 The National Security Agency has instructed all of its employees to "actively" watch for unauthorized disclosures of classified information in the press and online, and to report such disclosures to the authorities.

Senate moves to give Bush more power to wiretap 29 Aug 2006 A bill that expands President Bush's ability to wiretap American phones and conduct other forms of domestic surveillance will likely appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Thursday, RAW STORY has learned.


Bush White House said subpoenaed by wiretap lawyers 29 Aug 2006 Two attorneys representing claimants in a lawsuit over wiretapping by the National Security Agency claim that they have sent subpoenas to the White House today, RAW STORY has learned.

Raw Story

Here's my earlier post of today:

Mr. Bush recently has increasingly emphasized that if the U.S. withdraws from Iraq, the "enemy will follow us home," as he said at a fund-raiser for former football star Lynn Swann's Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign.

Yet the greatest enemy in our measly 230-year history is already among us and occupying the White House and the Pentagon. We could've turned the puppy away a few years ago--beginning with Jimmy Carter's residency, but we didn't--we had no clue what was on their agenda.

Now we have a flea-infested kennel of rottweilers bedeviling us.

The rottweiliers are playing poker with our lives and futures while Iran plays chess. Rummy is disturbed at how smart the enemy is and I'm disturbed at how dumb he and his fellow litter mates are. Hubris has its own particular streak of stupidity, it seems. With their "regime change" mantra, they pretend not to notice that it is their regime which needs changing most. "New fascism" is the same old same old, Rummy, and you should know.

Then there's greedy imperialism from our robber barons being revealed in 's article, "Oil Company CEO Pay Averaged $32.7 Million in 2005, Study Says"...does that make you want to buy another SUV? I think not.

Ah, November--how I wish it would make a difference. Find a non-professional politician to vote for if you can, and insist upon term limits, would be my best advice for America--and check the membership roster of the Trilateral Commission before you vote--if you don't, it'll be new boss same as the old. From Carter to Clinton to to Pappy Bush to Volcker and Cheney to Gore--they wear different masks, but have the same masters...including some of our CEOs and media muckity mucks.

Talk about being sold out--the scale is so mindboggling (and long-in-planning) that average citizens prefer to ignore it--and their own complicity points the leash at their muzzles, fleas and all.

8.30.06 2:22 pm

On TV now: Alabama Pastor Dwayne Blue was arrested for praying too loud at a revival. This news from the "700 Club"--funny how Robertson puts this bit on his program without mentioning that it's the Bush police state doing the arresting.
And don't fret--I turned on the tv and it was on the channel for this program--it's like listening to Rush in my car--the signal only picks up there so I spy and marvel at his techniques while driving!


Aug 28, 2006

our high rollers roll on

Just to be sure you haven't missed this sparkling list of Senate millionaires who are against increasing the minimum wage, here's the list from Think Progress complete with goofy mugshots.

8.28.06 6:39 pm

UPDATE of sorts: Be sure to familiarize yourself with The Security and Prosperity Partnership Places One's Life Savings at Great Risk by Jan Allen.

Allen's article is, however, on a GOLD promoting site.

But is this "Progress Report" on such a site, too? The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America: Progress--with regards from the White House .

8.29.06 6:24 pm


(Another big thanks to Jerolyn Janssen!)

Aug 27, 2006

smoke plume and ball of flames

Thurs UPDATE: Comair is offering grieving families who lost a loved one in Sunday's crash $25,000--cheap at the price, but some families may sue. Would you? Feds Say Air Controller Slept 2 Hours so that would just about cover it, right?

Tuesday UPDATE: Surviving pilot, James Polehinke is still in critical condition with a broken pelvis and punctured lungs. There are questions waiting to be answered about his wrong turn to an unlighted runway...odd because this Surviving Pilot Had Clean Flying Record .

UPDATE 8.28: As the misery in Kentucky continues, Cause of Deadly Comair Crash Probed and it seems that yesterday's "Intoxicated birds fly around in dizzying attempts" comment--see below--sadly applies.

And on another note--or is it?--this heads-up from Certified AstroCartographer Jerolyn Janssen sending SO'W a link concerning the mysterious suicides connected to US spy-by-cell-phone monkey business and the 26 CIA agents, Egyptian cleric Abu Omar, and other tacky meddlings of our great nation at dailykos .

Thanks, Jerolyn!

From Sunday 8.27:

On tv they've just reported that Flight 5191 took off from the "wrong runway."

Daytime, light rain, no lightening (they couldn't blame lightening), and experienced pilots...duh and puh.

Pilot-wise, the squirrelliest thing in the chart for a couple minutes before the crash (6:07 am) is the "Intoxicated birds fly around in dizzying attempts" degree rising...which could indicate the pilots' confusion at what transpired just after take-off rather than anyone's alchol or drug use. But we'll see what they say about that as the story plays out.

The current Venus-Saturn conjunction (17-18 leo) was rising, btw. 18 Leo was Venus' position on 9/11/01, and is the Sun-Moon degree of the 'Mother of All Eclipses' of August 11, 1999--when the world's real troubles began...and you remember that Nostradamus titled this eclipse the "King of Terror" Eclipse about five hundred years ago. (There may be a connection to his prediction on this solar eclipse and to financial disruptions due to the translation of the ancient French.)

So Venus triggered the 8/11/99 Eclipse degree and set it off on 9/11/01. This degree is forever sensitized by this powerful Eclipse and will be transited by Saturn in the first half of September upcoming--and Saturn is, in fact, within orb of this degree--now.

17-18 Leo happens to be the natal Ascendant for Iran and for Syria's national charts, and is resonating mightily with Bush's natal chart as Saturn continues bowling through his First House planets...and Neptune is sojourning opposite Saturn at the Unmasking Degree ("A man unmasked") sitting upon Bush's n Descendant of Other People/Partnerships/the Public/Open Enemies. He's seeing them in a murky fashion, as many people noticed when he invaded Iraq...the so-called "Cakewalk."

After studying this morning's chart for Lexington, KY--along with certain other charts--I must admit that their "wrong runway" explanation is a surprise. And how quickly they pronounce it--after saying they would wait for more investigation.

A loud explosion, plane crashes, and bursts into a ball of flames...someone let me know if you hear the names from the passenger list...Saturn in Leo = loss, restriction, or control of leaders (Leo.)

It should be 50 - 3 crew = 47 - 1 pilot onboard, so 46 names, unless I've counted incorrectly. Or will the total be morphed into 45 or less as a name or names are not divulged?

Seems to me they've been slick at putting out the "wrong/short runway" theory early--this morning there was an able 'set-up' by Comair's president and it was promoted enthusiastically by tv reporters--now it's been "confirmed"...unless that story changes, too.

Chart-wise, it looks as if Someone sent Someone a message this morning with the crash of Flight 5191, if my worst intuitions about the chart's indications are correct. Pilot error would be preferrable--if anything could be--to what I'm thinking, I assure you.

And as I've written before in a heartfelt manner on this blog--sometimes you just want to be wrong.

8.27.06 4:20 pm

ps: How about a Katrina Tribute by Mr. A.Cat? It's about to be posted this very minute and is as groanworthy as any limerick could want to be at Lim's Limericks for your perusal.


Aug 26, 2006

Hank Paulson

Henry "Hank" Paulson, CEO of Goldman Sachs, and now US Secretary of the Treasury was born in Palm Beach, Florida on March 28, 1946 (same year as the President.)

With his birth time unknown, I have set this chart for Sunrise and in looking at the 24-hour period on this date, the Moon remained in we have a Sun Aries-Moon Aquarius blend for Secretary Paulson.

As the anarchist with elitist tendencies, we find that the Sun Aries-Moon AQ personality is a sharp analyst with a self-centeredness that can still have a deep capacity for true friendship and an interest in others' needs...a fair amount of social concern may be evident, and relationships and intellectual companionship are considered very important.

Having the gift of gab is one of the many strengths of this combo, as is a razor-sharp mind with broad interests which underscores an ability to see the big picture. With a high opinion of its own genius, this blend is correct in its self-assessment, and its inspirational ability is...well...inspirational.

Secretary Paulson has a deep desire to make his mark upon the world and his natural enthusiasm will aid him in his quest along with a large measure of personal charisma. Why, he's plum congenial when he wants to be!

This is a progressive fellow, and a "great improver" who works well with others as long as he's the one in charge. Original, inventive, and non-conformist, we see here "the maverick"--emphasized by mavericky Jupiter Rx, conjunct mavericky Chiron Rx. He's quite the revolutionary, in fact.

Greatest Weaknesses: over-rational approach to life and to people; impatience with details and dull routines; selfish altruism that will sacrifice others for a social vision.

Image for Integration: A gallant crusader turns his sword into a computer chip and broadcasts New Age philosophy. ('Sun Sign-Moon Sign' by Chas & Suzy Harvey.)

(That last sounds worrisome--just what we don't need more of, imho...New Age, New Order, or whatever. But we know the world banking system is the key, don't we? I'm looking at YOU, August Review !)

Why would Hank Paulson lower himself from the heights of G-Sachs to being a mere head of the US Treasury? they asked at this nomination (May 30, 2006.)

With his reformist tendencies, this maverick is right up Bush and Cheney's alley, my friend, with the possible exception of his reputed 'devout' Christian Science beliefs--and really, hasn't 'devout' become these days a euphemism for 'fanatic' of all stripes and sects?

And since anarchist tendencies rule the day in this White House--in spite of all common sense--Mr. Paulson probably fits right in with the 1% crowd infesting the Oval Office. He could probably run it without them from the sound of this blend's genius and talents.

So if his quirkiness can be held in check well enough to keep him from enthusiastically jumping on sofas like a monkey, perhaps his financial expertise will accrue to the common good while simultaneously lining the pockets of the friends he holds so dear. Or perhaps the Super Brain in Brussels is calling his master's name.

8.27.06 12:27 am

"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country." : Thomas Jefferson


Aug 25, 2006

Not Your Father's Pluto Anymore

Does the demotion of Pluto astronomically affect Astrology's use of Pluto?

Read Jeffrey Kishner's assessment at Luner Tunes for a great explanation of what's up with the new (and improved?) Pluto. There you'll find a link to Lynn Hayes' excellent analysis on the subject, too.

Here at SO'W, there's concern over the synchronicity of Pluto's current demotion--which has admittedly been in the ointment for some time--and Pluto's approach to the 26-27 Sagittarius degree area of the zodiac...aka Galactic Center. Is the GC our galaxy's bellybutton? Will Pluto get the lint out?

The Galactic Center is a vortex or drain where energy is sucked into nothingness, and we always associate Pluto astrologically to the deepest power, violence, explosions, primal energy...the darker elements of life.

As transiting Pluto reaches Galactic Center beginning in December 2006, and off and on through 2007, we will be hearing more of these dark issues. Does Pluto's demotion relate synchronistically to his reaching the vortex? Will he 'go dark' in fact as well as in scientists' minds and the collective's consciousness? He is, as we know, associated archetypally with depth psychology and the Un-conscious.

The recent announcement by scientists that, yes, there really IS dark matter--and that they don't know what the hay it is--is part of this conversation especially since Pluto has an orb of influence of 5 degrees and so has been in approach to the GC for some time. He's a slow-mover, that Pluto of the invisible helmet...a very interesting fellow.

Is Pluto part of a Neptunian system? This reluctant astrologer suspects so.

And it wouldn't surprise me at all if you wished to visit Joni Patry's for more info on our new, re-tooled Pluto. Helmet may be required!

8.25.06 5:01 pm


the bird is flipped

Tweet, says Iran as the bird is flipped to the world.

Are ALL these people psychopaths, or what?

Obviously they have no plans to check themselves in, so who's going to sign the orders? Can you say...d e a t h w i s h ?

My Aunt Granny Fanny can do better job at running things than these crime syndicatin' bird flippin' power mongerin' freaks. And I include Washington.

8.25.06 12:30 am

This just in from legitgov:

Bush and Saddam Should Both Stand Trial, Says Nuremberg Prosecutor 25 Aug 2006 A chief prosecutor of Nazi war crimes at Nuremberg has said George W. Bush should be tried for war crimes along with Saddam Hussein. Benjamin Ferenccz, who secured convictions for 22 Nazi officers for their work in orchestrating the death squads that killed more than 1 million people, told OneWorld both Bush and Hussein should be tried for starting "aggressive" wars--Hussein for his 1990 attack on Kuwait and Bush for his 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Seems the natives are circling around Bush this time--he of the tangled web, he of the "war brings peace."

8.25.06 12:16 pm


Aug 23, 2006

you stupid stupid glitch

Bush's foul-up of the Medicare-Medicaid prescription plan continues with many yucks as Medicare Erroneously Pays Patients $50M . The "erroneous" payments were mailed last week with a second letter this week asking for the money back.

It also contained assurances that the first letter was erroneous in stating that recipients would no longer have their premiums deducted from their SS checks. Not true, says letter #2!

Mark McClellan who "oversees" (perhaps he needs new glasses?) the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, says the letter recipients need to know TWO things:

1. send the money back
2. their Rx drug coverage will continue..."there's no disruption at all," says Mark markedly.

Now Someone had to write the mistaken letter in the first place, so how did those words get put together in such "erroneous" GOP gremlins?

Officials caught the 'glitch' AFTER the letters were sent out last week and it makes you wonder--are they trying to sabotage by incompetence again? You know, like ineptly responding to a massive hurricane to further undermine FEMA --after you've glopped it in with HoSec, poorly staffed it, and underfunded what you don't want to fund in the first place? "The private sector did a better job" was one of the lessons we were meant to embrace after Katrina.

This week's letter has apologies, of course, but what under par senior will understand without much confusion and distress?

And the cat toys with mouse once again as the DISRUPTION of our nation continues--personified by George W. Bush, and aided in his reformist activities by the "superb" job of Mark McClellan.

8.23.06 12:07 pm

UPDATE 3:51 pm: Be sure to check out Ed Bremson's new song lyrics for Get the Hell Out of Iraq, over at The Tao of Politics where you can read the lyrics or listen to them (Aug 22)...Ed expresses what the majority of Americans and the rest of the world feel on this issue.

Thanks, Ed!


Aug 21, 2006

Republican Party lost its way?

First this from Information Clearing House (feed is on this page):

The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." James Madison. Federalist 47.



Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life. It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your Honor. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse: Mark Twain.

"In the First Amendment, the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The Government's power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell." Justice Black. NYT v. US. 403 US 713

"Some explanations of a crime are not explanations: they’re part of the crime.": Olavo de Cavarlho

(Mark Twain is a favorite around here--I intend to post on him asap.)

And now there's this: Chuck Hagel says the Republican Party has lost its way. Does this show in any of their timely progressed charts?

So I just ha-a-a-ad to do it--I looked under the tent flap--or under the hood, as the case may be--of the Party's Minor Progressed chart for Aug 22--tomorrow, to see what's kay pahssa-ing these days.

In no particular order, here are some midpoint pics of note...I've left out a couple of rather positive ones--not because I'm suppressing the good news, but because if what Hagel says is true, I want to know about it. The fact that there's cooperation and "good teamwork" is a given, so here are the pertinent ones--Minor Prog'd being the mental/causal plane:

Moon-Uranus = Neptune: muddleheaded or confused motivation; nervousness about a sense of futility; things are unclear and insecure for no apparent reason; exhaustion; weakness; lack of energy; a sudden disappointment (why continue? There's more...);

Mercury-Saturn = Mars: risking everything to make a point (kinda like Bush did with this morning's press conference?); turning drive into tyranny; arguments; no compromise; incompatibility; tendency to treat others badly; separations caused by disputes; bringing about change through force;

Mars-Ascendant = Moon: anger and annoyance; provocative behavior; a quarrelsome woman (you go, girl! Uh-oh--you don't think that's Katherine Harris, do you?); emotional temperament easily shown to others (where's my dueling sword!?!);

Saturn-Ascendant = Jupiter: tendency to ignore or by-pass difficulties; indifference; being seen as 'above it all'; c'est la vie! OR one works very hard to establish a NEW ORDER that is reliable and predictable (my CAPS).

Also, their Neptune/NN midpoint is conjunct natal Sun: seeking to establish spiritual exchanges or else feeling misunderstood; the inability to to explain one's ideas to others or to come to an understanding; being tormented or let down by others.

Well, it's only a small flashlight, but the roaches are scattering just the same.

And the "Democrat" Party, as Bush made a point today of calling them again (so I guess it's really the Republic Party)...has its New Moon phase beginning---a new 28-year cycle of activity.

Not to imply that SO'W believes there's a lot of diff between politicians of either 'party' who are being run by corporations, crime syndicates, and globalists-behind-the-throne. Because there isn't.

8.21.06 11:43 pm

ps: Here in GA...Wonder who the guests were tonight on PBS's Tavis Smiley Program--it was censored out by mysterious "technical difficulties"--and not for the first time either.

As usual: Ebertin's The Combination of Stellar Influences, and Noel Tyls' Solar Arc Directory..and I assume you know that the pics describe any, all, or any combination of the above!


historian Mauriel Joslyn

Today I attended a writer's workshop given by Mauriel Joslyn, author of historical novels, screenplays, and articles.

Mauriel has written a screenplay for a film short...the trailer may be viewed at My Christmas Soldier . This film is based on a true incident of December 24, 1943 and the DVD will be available in November. It may be pre-ordered now on the website.

This is a very well-done short which promotes Peace on Earth--so war-mongerers and profiteers, beware--even though YOU are the ones who really need to hear the message of this film!

For as we all know, if dead men could vote, there'd be no more wars...ever.

And if you want to send a kid-designed postcard to thank our courageous troops overseas, go to Let's Say Thanks and choose from several brilliant designs!

8.21.06 9:00 pm

ps: yes, I was listening and watching Bush's press conference today--the part about the American peoples' psyche caught my antennae, so of course I had to see where asteroid, Psyche, was sojourning as he uttered her name...15 Leo, amongst transiting Venus and Saturn, and snugged up with Bush's natal Pluto, planet of depth psychology. Seems someone's been reading Psychology to George--hope it's Jung, and not Freud.

9:30 pm: Guess you heard that then-Secretary of State Richard Armitage had a "private appointment" with reporter Bob Woodward, June 13, 2003, where Valerie Plame supposedly was NOT mentioned. Yuh.

And the Images for the day are for Sun Gem-Moon Sag: The Pied Piper...A young man goes abroad to attend university and becomes a foreign correspondent.

Armitage's calendar released to the AP


Aug 19, 2006

Katherine Harris spurned again

With her Republican colleagues still not cooperating with her campaign, Katherine Harris has received the dubious honor of having a new entry into the lexicon of the online Urban Dictionary ..."Katherine Harris crazy."

Synonyms include: crazy, ridiculous, insane, unlikely, or optimistic.

Ah! But Urban Dictionary could put Bush and the 1% Gang's photos next to all of those adjectives.

As anyone remembers, Ms. Harris served her purpose years ago, and SO'W is still waiting for the publishing of her tell-all book. Has she another option?

8.19.06 5:22 pm

Note: Harris' Sun Aries/Moon Gemini is shared natally by actress Bette Davis who remarked:

When a man gives his opinion he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion she's a bitch.

Images? A fencing master carries off the prize...Haydn's Farewell Symphony.

She may have helped with the first, but now it's buh-bye for Ms. Harris, it seems. Guess even Repubs can suffer from the revelations of NSA spying...esp if they're attempting to strong-arm the strong-armers.

7:45 pm Then there's this nugget from Legit Gov :

Bush Contemplates Rebirth of Dictatorship for Iraq [Since He's Already Given Birth to It Here] By Matthew Rothschild 17 Aug 2006 "There was a big clue planted at the bottom of the very long lead article in The New York Times of August 17. That story noted the alarming rise in insurgent attacks against American and Iraqi forces... The last three paragraphs of this story revealed that 'senior administration officials . . . are considering alternatives other than democracy,' according to a military expert who was just briefed at the White House. Hmmm, 'alternatives other than democracy.' My, what can those be? Monarchy? Dictatorship?"



Ned Lamont

Ned Lamont sunrise, Jan 3, 1954, Washington, DC:

When using a sunrise or solar chart for an individual--birth time unknown--I always look at the earliest degree of the Moon during the 24-hour period---00:00am, and the latest, 11:59 pm, when considering the Sun-Moon personality blend.

Most often the Moon is in the same sign for the entire 24 hours--not so for Ned Lamont. Here are the two possibilities for his natal combo:

1. Sun-Capricorn/Moon-Sagittarius:

Zealous and authoritative; idealism + practicality; proud; loyal; sincere; alternately serious and humorous; high standards; honorable; ascerbic wit; earnest and enthusiastic.

Greatest Strengths: a wide range of intellect; spontaneous understanding of larger implications both with people and with situations; ambition and love of exploration; sense of responsibility and integrity.

Greatest Weaknesses: intellectual pretensions which hide insecurity; verbosity and occasional pomposity (par for the political course!); energy wasted in seeking new pastures; fixation on narrow views that tend to become rigidly moralistic (but isn't he a Dem?);

Images: In his spare time, a High Court judge takes up the serious hobby of gambling at horse races...A bank clerk plans a world cruise.


2. Sun Cap-Moon Cap:

Responsible; traditional; realistic; clear-headed; autocratic; self-demanding; serious; conscientious; steadfast; professional; fearful; authoritative; purposeful; enormously capable.

Greatest Strengths: Thoroughness; attentive mental attitude to all situations and concerns; practical organizational skills; admirable self-control; shrewd common sense; indefatiguable attitude to all obstacles and challenges.

Greatest Weaknesses: Self-centered; rejection of the emotional side of life; judgmental and self-righteous; tendency to wear too much protective armor and to expect the worst; lop-sided focus on personal advancement; placing too much value on material possessions.

Image: A hoary old grandfather sits in his chair with his grandson on his knee and gives him for his seventh birthday a first edition copy of Pilgrim's Progress.

Given the Capricorn Moon's reputation for coldness, frigidity, and obsessive craving for advancement and the material at the expense of the spirtual, it may be helpful to Mr Lamont in his political aspirations if this is his Moon sign (but it would put an ixnay on the sense of umorhay.)

With the Moon representing our inheritance, and considering his family's wealth, a Cap Moon could say much about his father's values and withholding of affections, for the Moon is in her detriment in Capricorn, ruled by often harsh, grim Saturn.

Knowing little of Mr Lamont personally, I cannot say which Moon is correct for him natally---my guess, however, from the demeanor I've seen him exhibit would be Moon in Sagittarius (combo #1). And as far as ambition goes, a Cap Sun would certainly give him that without Moon being in Capricorn, too! As you know, Cap is the sign of politics, law, and business.

And with the astrological Moon showing us our reigning need--is his reigning need for Cap's control, authority, greed, and wordly power? Or for Sag's high-minded love of learning, travel, and The Quest for the Ideal, and for societal improvements?

No matter his birth hour during Jan 3, 1954, Mr Lamont is squarely placed in the Balsamic phase personality-wise.

Using Dane Rudhyar's The Lunation Cycle, we see that, when coupled with high-mindedness, the Balsamic phase gives prophetic ability and a futuristic outlook.

As such, he may consider himself to be possessed by a social "destiny", or led by a superior power. He may readily accept self-sacrifice to a cause...toward some transcendent goal. (This sounds more like idealistic, questing Sagittarius than self-serving Capricorn.)

This phase can and sometimes does lead to fanaticism (exs: Robespierre; Thomas Paine; Abraham Lincoln; Wm McKinley--none of whom had good ends), and there is a sense of partings and separations within personal relationships which are sacrificed to the cause.

The Balsamic personality feels himself a "shrine" within which something greater than his personal selfhood is taking place, so if Mr Lamont continues on his path of public service, I hope his loved ones are in full support of his intent.

His Uranus-South Node conjunction is interesting in light of current events...this indicates, in its positive manifestation, a determination to preserve traditional worthwhile values against the onslaught of fads and new social movements. ("Onslaught" well describes the neocon-globalist agenda's bulldozer, si?)

The negative expression is one whose life is upset by changing social and technological conditions (so Joe said!) and which are disrupted by war and revolution. Afflictions to the conj complicate matters, and Lamont's conj is squared by deluded Neptune...a highly complicating aspect for Ura-SN.

Generationally, the Uranus-Neptune square is being experienced by all who were born in the 1950's...the karma of which is to live in and deal with times of exceptional social turmoil.

There may be much psychic and emotional confusion--which is certainly being exploited in politics as I type--and personally, it gives one a proneness toward willfulness and a highly-strung nervous system. (Calm down, m'peops! Plus, it only manifests personally in a certain nember of people depending on the Houses involved in the natal chart, their rulers and aspects to them (esp to personal planets), etc.

One reason this conjunction is interesting is because George Bush has a natal Uranus-NORTH NODE conjunction--which tends to PROFIT from sudden changes in social conditions (ya think?) Ah, the difference eight years can make! (Bush born, 1946.)

Individuals with Ura-NN are attuned to the changing times but are subject to being swept away by unexpected social changes without giving full consideration to the ultimate consequences of impulsive group enthusiam. This is emphasized by the fact that Bush has this conjunction in his natal Eleventh House of Groups; Associations; Hopes and Wishes...and it just about sums up "his majesty's" Oval Office shadowy shenanigans, imho! Add the exalted, over-inflated Moon-Jupiter conjunction his mama gave him--with its overblown expectations and quioxtic notions--and voila!

But back to Ned--who has a Mars-Saturn conjunction in Scorpio, sign of big business, huge profits, and oftentimes, sneakiness. Now if you've read much here at SO'W, you know that the midpoint between Pluto and Chiron is the midlpoint I love to hate--and keep a squinty eye upon.

And with the Mars-Saturn combo being one of the most difficult in any chart with its 'harmful or destructive energy; failure; hard hard work; stalemate' inference, it pains me to report that Mr Lamont's natal Pluto-Chiron = his Mars-Saturn.

What again does Pluto-Chiron represent? Plutocracy; oppression; class warfare; racism...nasty things such as that. When Plu-Chiron clashes with Mars-Saturn, who will out? Whew! That's a clash of titans, so all bets are off at SO'W. But since both fall at the same point in Lamont's natal chart, it makes me wish I knew his birth time to see in what House/department of life they express!

Of course, the pile-up of the two may show us his true tendencies, in which case, my usual nagging feeling that all politicians are in on the globalist joke will, in the end, be justified...but very unhappily so, you can be sure.

Well, there's a bit of info for you on Mr Lamont and his tendencies...and with more to come in future if he can find enough stick-to-itive-ness to weather the onslaught being unleashed against him!

8.19/06 2:28 pm


Aug 17, 2006

unconstitutional + John Meets Judy

Federal judge in Detroit rules Bush's surveillance program unconstitutional, as you've heard by now as Judge Nixes Warrantless Surveillance but how long will this honeymoon last?

My plan was to post today on the John Bolton-Judy Miller breakfast tryst of this morning, 7:30 am, and you've also heard that Arianna Huffington over at HuffPost and Ana Marie Cox of Wonkette fame are having a Rrrow-w-w-w! catfight about the tryst details, and so, in my role of reluctant astrologer, I had to peek at what was going on above John and Judy's heads this morning--"As above, so below," scrambled eggs, hot coffee, and all.

With dedicated, hardworking Vesta rising, and Mars 16Vir08 in first house (just after Bush's Mars Return--a new 2-year cycle of activity for George), and with a Gemini (the writer) Moon (female) in 10th house of Public Status and Career, it looks to be a significant meeting for the two Bush-promoters.

Although there are some indications of romance, SO'W prefers not to speculate on their private relationship--I know little or nothing about them personally, and don't want to know, so let's look at an interesting pattern--a double pattern, actually, with this Gemini Moon as apex planet of two T-squares:

Mars-Uranus = Moon: desire for recognition; desire to achieve something very big; ambition; special effort expended by a woman (birth) (uh-oh--what's Judy hatching now?);

Uranus-Asc = Moon: tendency to get very excited through the influence of others; quick mood changes caused by others; sudden experiences through associations with females; emotionalism spills into view; needing sympathy, support, and approval.

Now before you say, aw-w--w! hold your hashbrowns--there are indications here of money issues, too. Moneybags Jupiter is still in the big business sign of Scorpio and in 3rd house of Communications (at 7:30 am), so is this the support being asked? Or is Bolton asking Judy to fall on her keyboard again?

It could be both simultaneously. Asteroid, Sigma, the Scribe, is conjunct 2nd cusp of earning ability, plus, here's an interestng midpoint picture at 7:30 am:

Pluto/Mc = Uranus: sudden changes; nervousness; impatience; publicity; rewards; a sudden attainment of one's aims with irresistible power; sudden occupational changes.
This picture seems particularly apt considering Bolton's upcoming fight to retain his hold over his UN appointment.

(There are other midpoint pics involving 'making changes for maximum security' but it may be their own security they're most concerned about.)

The thing about an apex Moon as the release point of a mutable (unstable) T-square is that in Gemini, this Moon is well-suited to sensitively dealing with the public and can emotionally sway the masses. (But has Miller any credibility left in her arsenal? Guess she can always write a book.)

This apex Moon has a gift for soothing and supporting the downtrodden, and the Bush administration should be feeling quite "downtrodden" by now, ya think? The person represented by this Moon can influence the public to nourish its collective sensibilities in a way that can help establish a greater foundation of kinship.
(Dynamics of Aspect Analysis, Bil Tierney.)

Now America could certainly use a "greater foundation of kinship" on every level--the Iraq War included. My problem is that basing it on lies isn't the answer, Ms. Miller, Mr. Bolton, Mr. Rove, George Bush and his second head, Dick Cheney.

The Mars-Uranus opposition, which is separating but still of recent memory, may be depending on a mutable, unstable Moon--Judy Miller--to rev up our feelings in support of this administration, Bolton's UN post, and/or Bush's war (Mars-Uranus) which could use a lot more than a mere reporter whose water-carrying ability has been firmly established well before breakfast.

Now here's the *Sun Leo/Moon Gemini blend:

This romantic (with a special interest in 'new love'), ambitious combo has a tendency to rationalize, and is restless and fickle emotionally. There is an admirable organizing ability, a love of adventure, and an instinct for opportunity, but this blend can be a rebellious child when displeased.

Images: On a bright summer's day a butterfly turns into a radiant being...Children singing "Happy Birthday to you" at a celebration. (Are they "celebrating" something?)

With the Sun (Bolton) and Moon (Miller) being in a quintile aspect (72 degrees), there is a decided leaning toward the use and abuse of power and authority, and a pronounced ability to be one-pointed and intensely driven toward a socialized field of endeavor (John Addey.)

With the quintile being in the H5 series, it relates to the number of Man, whose mind can both create and destroy. This series is prominent in the charts of dictators (ex: Hitler), criminals, victims, and social revolutionaries such as Robespierre and Danton. In a previous post, I've related Robespierre's chart to the terror rearing its ugly head yet again here .

With the quintile, there can be a connection to the occult, the transcendental, and to cosmic inspirations--in those who attain self-knowledge. Without this self-knowledege, however, the loftiness of the quintile can be rendered inoperative in its positive expression, and we're left with the negative manifestations of compulsion and abuse.

Let's hope fervently these two met for something more lofty than a continuation of the administration's abuse-of power-tendencies, its quixotic notions, and its compusive-obsessive love of power--and of staying in control.

Would you like jam with your toast?

8.17.06 2:43 pm


*Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey

In addition: It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself: Thomas Jefferson

Aug 15, 2006

US Mars Rx = DC's open secret?

This from Citizens for Legitimate Government (news feed on page):

DC's 'Open secret': Rumsfeld wants to quit Iraq 14 Aug 2006 It is an "open secret" in Washington US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld "wants to extricate himself from Iraq" but President George W. Bush "remains resolute," thus the US hangs on, a US investigative reporter has written. The result is a military posture in limbo somewhere between aggressiveness and withdrawal that could bog the US down in Iraq for years.

Mars, planet of: energy; action; aggression; initiative; violence; quarrels; WAR.

"Somewhere between aggressiveness and withdrawal"!!

Now if THAT doesn't describe a Mars turned retrograde in the US progressed chart (as of this July, but in effect for months before as it 'slowed down' to go Rx)--then I don't know what ever could.

This is the first time in US history that Mars has turned Rx by progression and so no one has known exactly what it would mean for the country. Perhaps Rummy--the head Martian at the Pentagon--can explain it to us and to our brave troops he sent into the turkey shoot that was and is Iraq. "In limbo" indeed.

It's the "bogged down" part that needs addressing, and Bush won't hear of it for political reasons. I'll chip in for socks and batteries if someone will pack George off to Iraq with a gun--he can play war all he likes as long as he likes and take his Dick and his Rove with him.

8.15.06 7:08 pm


Aug 14, 2006

a cheap war with many benefits

Is there such a thing?

From Citizens for Legitimate Government:

Watching Lebanon --Washington's interests in Israel's war By Seymour M. Hersh 14 Aug 2006 "'The Israelis told us it would be a cheap war with many benefits,' a U.S. government consultant with close ties to Israel said. 'Why oppose it? We’ll be able to hunt down and bomb missiles, tunnels, and bunkers from the air. It would be a demo for Iran.' A Pentagon consultant said that the Bush White House 'has been agitating for some time to find a reason for a preĆ«mptive blow against Hezbollah.' He added, 'It was our intent to have Hezbollah diminished, and now we have someone else doing it.'"

From SO'W: With a cynic's finger on The Button, we're ALL mutton. These criminals are psychopaths for whom the common good--and the commom man--are nothing but pawns. Look at their faces--Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Olmert...any of our exalted "world leaders" and you see death masks, not human faces, but the beast in human form.

"Demo for IRAN"? It should be a demo for the rest of the world--to send 'em to the Hague. Yes, it's easy to crit and sit in relative safety when your lives and your children's lives aren't being used as a DEMO, isn't it?

And from the UK we read that Government loses 24,000 ID passes and SO'W suggests they look in Tony Blair's bottom left drawer. (Perhaps Rummy's chain-of-command list is there as well.)

Whitehall internal audits reveal a number of SECURITY passes have "gone missing" in the last 3 years....passes to military sites and Whitehall offices. Guess now they've got a mole in the hole.

Now let's do the math: 2006 minus 3 = what was ahoof in 2003...?

Funny how the "potentially embarassing figures" are being released during their 76-day summer break while Blair is supposedly lolly-gagging 'round on sandy beaches and Bush is grilling buttsteaks in Texas.

Seems Blair thinks his work is going swimmingly, and Bush needs a break from hamburglering.

And SO'W thinks the world could use a break from organized crime syndicates and their sorry ways. Note to "world leaders": Stop Bombing Babies (your hooves are showing.)

BUTTSTEAK UPDATE: Oh no-o-o! Bush is back today in Washington--and the grill is fired up at the Pentagon--well, when isn't it? George to do Face Time with Condi and Rummy, and anyone else who agrees with him...vacation cut short so he'll be an ornery cuss now--well, when isn't he? 1:46 pm

8.14.06 12:15 pm


Aug 13, 2006

Boobus Briticanus?

As I was reading about Blair, Brown, and Reid's new attempt to shove through their 90-day detention without charges--which was humiliatingly defeated in November (28-day compromise...doubled from 14 days)--I ran across Citizens for Legitimate Government...a novel idea these days. Why not go legit?

Not sure how I missed it before but CLG has my vote and I'm looking forward to receiving their Newsletters.

So the UK's "apparently narrow escape" from a "major disaster proved the case for a clamp-down on 'the enemy within'", a "senior government source" is saying. Seems that senior ministers believe that the recent "foiling" will make it all right with the British public to hold suspects for 90 days without charge due to "public concern about terroism (that) is now at such a level that they will be able to introduce the controversial detention powers, which were rejected in favor of a 28-day limit FOLLOWING THE 7/7 ATTACKS."

Turning Britain and the US into police states gives bin Laden an excellent victory...egged on by Bush and Blair, both of whom should be egged.

Apparently said public assumes it will never be any of Them Who Are Detained, as if detainment is proof of bad intentions so if you don't have any, you're "safe" from a police state!

Boobus Briticanus joins Boobus Americanus once again? Terror alert: Blair to force through 90-day detention sounds like the terror alert IS Blair, Brown, and Reid's attack on human rights in the UK.

Anyone know of a Boobus Anonymous we can all join? A Newsletter would be nice.

8.13.06 2:07 pm

UPDATE--kinda: After listening to Michael Chertoff on tv this morning, I read that Chertoff Says U.S. Needs More Authority so the US can have MORE electronic surveillance and MORE detention!

And so the GOP will continue to equate spying on and detaining suspects with spying on and detaining whomever they please when they please--and this means YOU (not me--I'm innocent, I tell ya.)

It seems odd to me that HoSec wants us to take them seriously when it comes to surrendering our Colgate and our new bottles of Secret Roll-On...yet they go after regular Joes like the dumbleheaded Keystone Cops they've shown themselves to be--missing the hilarity of their own befuddled goofiness!

Who knew that governmental befuddled goofiness could be so expensive? It's trillions into the Rabbit Hole again.

A certain Mr.A.Cat has said, "Cat Stevens escaped so you'll do"...well-said, Mr.A.Cat, well-said...and in limerick form, no less!

Visit Lim's Limericks for more salty mockery--for we may as well laugh at these ruthless, bumbling contention is that ridicule is our best defense. (Recipe ideas available as well from Chef Lim.)

And stop by Tao of Politics when you get a chance, ok? Chertoff has his baleful eye on those teenaged girls from Iowa and their dastardly make-up! (May we all be rescued from black lipstick forever!#!!)

UPDATE 7:30 pm: Mahmoud Blogs 2!!! Iran's President has a new blog, and yes, there's an English translation for the Farsi-challenged amongst us as Mahmoud Blogs for US Favor so now we can get propagandized from over yonder on top of our own swill--and without it's going through George's bull*horn. We so lucky. Ain't we lucky?

Yep, Michael Hayden must Lo-o-ove This! What if Mahmoud says something...honest, or something? And if our monkey can be taught to blog and spell-check simultaneously (that means: at the same time), they could have a Battle of the Blogs--what a lot of lives and money and sobbing THAT would save!

ps: I titled his blog myself--couldn't resist. He's so so so.....modern.


Aug 12, 2006

Karma: the Neptune-Pluto septile

As you know, a septile aspect is 51 degrees 26 minutes and is an aspect of the 7th harmonic. As such it is associated with sacred and holy matters in religious symbolism.

For this evening I will be using Bil Tierney's wonderful book, Dynamics of Aspect Analysis...he has several quotes therein on the subject of septiles by other authors and so my task is made lighter by Mr. Tierney...a big thanks there.

The 7th Harmonic, or as I tend to write it: H7, is an indicator of many things:

Creative people tend to have strong H7 charts, such as: Mozart, Chopin, Schubert, Berlioz, Wagner, and Tchaikovsky. The art world has enjoyed the works of: Matisse, Cezanne, Raphael, da Vinci, Rodin, and Picasso. In the literary pantheon, we see strong H7 charts for: Lewis Carroll, George Bernard Shaw, Robert Louis Stevenson, Yeats, Blake, Shelley, and Lord Byron. Albert Einstein has a strong H7 chart--quite an assembly for the H7!

Self-knowledge and interior analysis are hallmarks of the H7 and many people today are involved with such past times, as we know...astrology being a great way to achieve this. Isolation (we hear in the news how 'isolated' modern man/woman is today) is a requirement for such pursuits along with contemplation, meditation, prayer.

The H7 suggests a sabbatical (just what the Seventh Day was designed for--a break from one's weekly work pursuits...a re-creation, recommended by our Creator who gave us the model to follow--He didn't need the Day of rest, but we do.)

Now Mr. Tierney says that the septile works best in privacy--'funny' that we're having so many "privacy issues" now, isn't it? He states that the number 7 relates to a composite of the principles of Saturn and Neptune with Pluto undertones (ugh on the Pluto undertones.)

And in numerological literature, 7 is the number of rest and completion...yes, the end of a week, with Sunday being the first day--and you know it is, if you look at that calendar on your wall!

The great astrologer, John Addey, known for his early Harmonic studies, gives H7, or the septile series, as relating to one's capacity to receive inspiration (see above list of artists, musicians, and Albert for examples!) With H7, there is an urge to understand wholeness and completion, and so it is associated with those who perform "priestly functions."

Dane Rudyar, in his Person-Centered Astrology, believes the septile "can be interpreted in a super-personal sense as acts compelled by a collective need, an occult power or fate; and these may lead to 'sacrifice' and a symbolic life"...the transpersonal life, as he says.

Doris Thompson on the septile: "A fated inevitability with a compulsion to certain actions; an unrecognized force with hidden activation." (Wonder if this can also describe the repetitious rituals of the "priestly functions"?)

Delphine Jay suggests that this fated tinge "springs from situations that appear to be beyond ordinary meaning. This tinge creates a consciousness-expanding struggle within, forcing (a search) beyond the obvious." (Kinda what a lot of bloggers do, and what journalists are supposed to be doing for society...and I'm looking at You ixquick !)

And astrologer Michael Meyer sees it as introducing "the unpredictable, irrational elements of experience, symbolizing the ability to respond to the call of one's destiny and to use unfit or left-over...materials for the purpose of fulfilling a definite goal of a karmic nature." This brings the catastrophic element into the picture.

As I type, Neptune is 54 degrees 9 mins from Pluto, both retrograde. Their waxing septile relationship has been affecting the world since December 2001, and there will be a total of 20 septiles forming off and on until February 2011. (The last septile aspect between them occurred from December 1937 and September of them.)

The cycle of Neptune and Pluto began, of course, with their Great Conjunction (three actually--direct, Rx, direct) of August 2, 1891, November 5, 1891, and April 30, 1892. And the 1890's began the era of the Generation of Materialism...the robber and energy barons under whose imperialistic sway we toil and grapple still.

Their Great Conjunction's Sabian Symbol: "9Gem"> "A quiver full of arrows":


pos: unlimited personal capacity for rising to the issue of the moment on any level of experience;

neg/shadow side: querulous overconfidence and quixotic notions.

(Sound like any current-day politicians we know who tend to 'dream the impossible dream'? This degree applies until the next conj of Neptune-Pluto--you and I will be long long gone by then!)

Yes, the Neptune-Pluto pairing has mystical implications with a fantastical flavor, but the combo also relates to fraud, delusions, and the use of propaganda. (Sounds like politics to me!)

The influence of this fated, karmic, irrational septile aspect between our two outermost planets (not counting recent new planet sightings in our solar system) will continue as a backdrop to our times, our thinking, and our fates.

Yet this post is not meant to frighten but enlighten, and the sense of fatedness and karma we're all feeling isn't imaginal--paradoxically, it's as real as the unseen forces which are all around us. And yet I believe the seeming paradox isn't one at all! This relates to the same old left brain vs right brain argument--and the truth is, mankind needs both to be integrated and whole.

Karma will have her way--we reap what we sow, and that's the truth, Ruth.

Just ask the fellow on tv's "My Name Is Earl"--he's learning an awful lot about karma--and about rising above the baser urges and instincts...just what we need in order to change our fates.

Revenge only breeds revenge--can mankind ever get it right?

8.12.06 9:11 pm


Aug 11, 2006

"Be under no illusions"

Well, that's more than a little difficult, my dear HoSec, with the Saturn-Neptune opposition in force, isn't it? (Exact August 31.)

The conveniently-timed "we foiled an al-Qaeda-like plot to blow up TEN airplanes, you may now thank us profusely" story-of-the-week isn't "playing well" at SO'W--esp after looking at the Blair and Bush Progressed charts for yesterday morning.

And after it was put out that the unveiling (Neptune) of the plot was divulged by terror suspects interrogated--need I say, tortured--in Pakistan, I was even more suspicious...and so I had a look.

Both Blair's and Bush's charts are showing fraud, lies, and 'success at all costs' midpoint are some pictures of note:

Tony Blair Sec Progressed...

Jupiter/Saturn = transit Sun for his announcement yesterday:

Taking destiny into one's own hands; major changes according to plans, or, if nothing has been prepared, becoming gripped by the staus quo and having to make the best of things (this "foiling" has been in the works for weeks or months..or is it plastic wrapping a tidy package?);

Jupiter/Neptune (the 'speculation' pair) = Sun: potentially misguided states; attempting to capture the essence of things; following one's dream; deceit; speculation; a squandering of strength; irresponsibility;

Now let's get underneath the hood (I said, hood!)and look at Blair's Minor (mental, thinking plane) CONVERSE chart--Converse charts are mental or unconscious in and of themselves:

Venus/Uranus = ASC: ready ideas to solve problems innovatively (is that toothpaste in your gunbelt, pilgrim?);

Saturn/NN = Uranus: upsetting the established ways of doing things; going against group expectations; unwillingness to bend under someone else's will; desire to liberate oneself from great stress at all costs; violent disputes; rebellion.

George Bush's Minor Converse has an interesting midpoint picture--

Sun/Pluto (the 'power' pair) = Mc: power games with important consequences; striving for power and control; vocational upset and change to adopt new perspectives.


There's also an applicable quindecile (165 degress = obsession-compulsion aspect) in Bush's Minor Conv chart between Venus and Pluto: using manipulation and control with others; financial manipulation (such as asset freezing?)

Now why do I keep having the feeling that this plot was hatched, not in Pakistan or Britain or Washington, but in St Petersburg at the recent G-8 Summit?

Due to computer problems and family visits, I didn't get much of a chance to post on the Summit Theater as it Played Out, but I still assert that the microphone was known to be on so that Bush could utter his sh*t concerning Syria for the world to hear and appreciate...sort of a Bush version of "diplomacy", crazy and duplicitously muddle-headed as it may be. Pathetic attempt, really.

Yes, skepticism abounds at SO'W on the TEN (count 'em) airplanes-saved plot with its Neptunian liquids opposite Saturn's REALITY, and I wouldn't be surprised if airline companies end up needing more tax money just to get by.

Keeping their mitts off your Aunt Granny Fanny's deodorant would be a good cost-saving measure because the lack of deodorant on close-quartered airplanes alone will be an embarrassing and inconvenient truth of a reason never to fly again.

This is so obviously a promotion campaign to divert US attention from GOP woes, and from Blair's political woes at home, that they'll be having trouble carrying it off as the days and weeks go by. The fact that they've shown themselves to be bald-faced liars makes it impossible for SO'W to believe anything they say...esp with their careers on the line, and their globalist agenda being uppermost on their menus.


Was this threat real? Possibly. Are Blair and Bush honest? Puh. Is intell gained by way of torture dependable? No. Was it given as part of an jihadist master plan to stump the enemy and get them to run around (yet again) like Keystone Cops? Very likely. And it worked, didn't it? Not to mention the millions this will be costing.

Zoomed again the Boobus Americanus by jihadist extremists--and by our own governments who can't be honest without uncovering their own frauds and deceits.

Credibility is just another talking point for these 'success-at-any-costs' Machiavellian princes who are of this world, and imagine themselves so far above it.

Saturn opposite Neptune again!

8.11.06 12:24 pm

>Midpoint pics from Noel Tyl's Solar Arcs directory, and from Ebertin's The Combination of Stellar Influences.


Aug 9, 2006

Our 200 Years ?

The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been two hundred years.
These nations have progressed through this sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
from spiritual faith to great courage;
from courage to liberty;
from liberty to abundance;
from abundance to selfishness;
from selfishness to complacency;
from complaceny to apathy;
from apathy to dependence;
from dependency back again into bondage.

Sir Alex Fraser Tyler: (1742-1813) Scottish jurist and historian

Much has been written about America's progressed Mars (the military, etc) which has turned retrograde as of July--for the first time in US history.

Will withdrawal of US forces be one of the manifestations? Will there be difficulty with the current funding level for war? Or how about death of a large number of American men (above war casualities)? Any combo or all of the above?

The reason astrologers are hazarding (Mars!) various guesses is precisely because, as stated, Mars Rx has never happened in US we really have to wonder what it will mean. Whatever it means, I believe it is now in process and affecting our military adversely..and will be in effect for several years. Will America stop meddling?

Later today I will be reading up on the Pentagon's iBlog Project which they're about to spring upon bloggers the world over...could Mars Rx have anything to do with tamping down bloggers...most of whom are male? Hmm-m-m...

...and you've probably heard of the call to websites and blogs to replace their front pages with the word: IMPEACH (in simple white letters on black--no problem here) on SEPTEMBER 1...for 24 hours...see a representation here and check out Impeach for details.

But Blogger won't be for this, so my guess is that I will be publishing IMPEACH as a blog post with appropriate links.

Will 24 hours be enough to eclipse this regime's crimes of several years?

8.9.06 2:13 pm


And have you read Custodians of Chaos by Kurt Vonnegut? It's an excerpt from his upcoming memoir, A Man Without a Country: A Memoir of Life in George Bush's America.

Mr Vonnegut thinks the psychopaths are running the asylum and SO'W heartily and sadly agrees with him. The current Saturn-Neptune opposition describes our collective nightmare and our collective delusional stand-off...realism vs illusion. And so far Neptune's fakery is gumming up the works just when we need to be clear and direct, Instead we have Rove, Bush, Cheney and the Gang continuing to use the confusion of Neptunian tactics against the truth (and, as you know, Saturn = the Dems!)

One result--or 'collateral damage', if you will--is the dissolution (Nep) of America's authority (Sat) so that our name is MUD (Saturn/earth + Neptune/water.)


Aug 8, 2006

James Madison on war

"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes. And armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended. Its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war. . . and in the degeneracy of manners and morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare." : - James Madison, April 20, 1795

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives: James Madison

Here's a quote to note:

"I know of no civilized country, indeed, in which liberty is less esteemed than it is in the United States: certainly there is none in which more persistent efforts are made to limit it and put it down.

Liberty is not for these slaves; I do not advocate inflicting it against their conscience. On the contrary, I am strongly in favor of letting them crawl and grovel all they please before whatever fraud or combination of frauds they choose to venerate...Our whole practical government is grounded in mob psychology and.. the Boobus Americanus will follow any command that promises to make him safer." --H. L. Menchen 1956. (sp? should there be a 'k' in there somewhere? -jc)

Here's my previous post on James Madison's natal chart if you're interested in the Architect of the Constitution's constitution.


8.9.06 9:27 pm

Aug 6, 2006

Who is Joe Lieberman?

8.19.06 UPDATE: 'Anonymous' has gotten back to me on Ned Lamont's birthday (thanks, Anonymous!) and funny's the same as my own, although I've got a couple of years on him! Will post on Lamont asap using Sunrise---hopefully this weekend. jc 1:27 am

UPDATE 8.8.06: "It's a deliberate attempt to disenfranchise the voters," says the Lieberman campaign manager.

SO'W says it's more along the lines of a Blatant think that Lamont campaigners would be so obvious in hacking and crashing the Lieberman website on the day of the primary...ah, give me a break, Joe!

Read the accusations here, if you haven't--it's quite a blatant hoot, I must say, that Lieberman Campaign Says Web Site Hacked...or is it just a sad and blatant attempt to save Joe's face?

8.8.06 3:09 pm


Joseph Lieberman born Stamford, CT, Feb 24, 1942.

In answer to my question, it must be pointed out that his birth time is in dispute and ranks only a "DD" for Dirty Data in Rodden Ratings' AstroDataBank, so I'm giving here a few details which are not in dispute.

His natal Moon is in Gemini for the entire 24-hour period of Feb 24, 1942, so let's consider his poetic Sun/Moon natal blend:

*Sun Pisces/Moon Gemini:

Talkative; wordy; nervous; intellectual versatility; alternating sociability and shyness; love of language and symbolic logic; temperamental; thinks with heart and feels with head; acute perceptions; tends to find out true feelings while talking out loud; receptive to others; sympathetic; always tests the waters before jumping in but can't wait to have a good splash; fanciful; eccentric; keeps inward, running commentary on all experiences with people and with situations; the actor.

Greatest Strengths: intellectually imaginative; diplomatic with an appreciation of a wide variety of people; knows no strangers; fluent and original self-expression; forgiving nature; childlike attitude to life.

Greatest Weaknesses: tendency to vacillate and skim the surface; fickle and uncommitted in relationships; can be seduced by the sound of own voice (a politician!); full of hopes, wishes, schemes and plans if horse isn't changed midstream; cagey; defensive; wily; devious if necessary (again--a politician); lack of self-confidence; prone to wallow in daydreams, self-doubt, and self-pity; tendency to live according to an ever-changing morality (a politician.)

Images: A schoolboy dreams of heroic deeds during a class on the romantic poets...A child grips his magic red balloon as it lifts him into the sky and over the sea onto an island of eternal beauty (Gemini's puer eternus.)

All these mentions of "childlike" and "child" have been noticeable to me whenever Lieberman speaks...there is something childlike about him and I suppose a few childish temper tantrums may also be the case.

Natally he shares with George Bush an expansively optimistic Moon/Jupiter conjunction--some would say an overly optimistic pairing--given to them by their mothers (Moon) who think so very highly of their matter what.

We know that Laura Bush shares this assessment of her husband--"I'm so proud of my husband"--and it wouldn't surprise me if Mrs. Lieberman constantly puffed up Joe's ego as well. I suspect Mom always told Joe he could be president, don't you? In fact, he may have related that sort of thing about their relationship on The Daily Show a while back, if memory serves. I know he has stated that she thinks very highly of him...and receptive Neptune in 10th house--if it is--can be a significator of Mommy Dear.

Bush and Lieberman have another strong contact between their natal charts--Joe's Pluto/Chiron conjunction (Plutocracy; oppression; class warfare; racism) is sitting royally upon Bush's natal Ascendant--his nibs himself. Makes me wonder who's really the boss!

At 29Vir08 Rx, Lieberman's natal Neptune (idealism; hopes and dreams; deceptions of self and others) is conjunct his Mc 27Vir15 in the 2:30 am EWT chart I'm using from the AstroDataBank file...good for an actor, and for self-sacrifice to career, but also giving an illusionary view of him in his career and public status for the rest of us. (Hence my question: who IS Joe Lieberman?)

The upcoming and difficult Solar Eclipse of Sep 22, 2006, 29Vir20, is in the
**8South Series--"loss; separations; to finish something and be sad at its completion, with a possible physical injury due to over-exertion" influence. When added to Neptune's tendency to bring loss (and even if this birth time is incorrect thereby removing natal Neptune from conjunction with n Mc), I believe this could be Senator Lieberman's Waterloo as far as his Senate campaign is concerned.

We'll see...

Note: my attempts to find Ned Lamont's birthdate have been stymied--all I'm finding is the year--1954--so if the one person reading this post has Lamont's birth data, I'd appreciate a Shout-Out on that!

8.6.06 4:47 pm

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*Charles and Suzi Harvey, Sun Sign-Moon Sign; **Bernadette Brady's Predictive Astrology.

Aug 4, 2006

As for the men in power

A headline from The Scotsman today--and Bush's chronic inability to admit his and his administration's bad judgements, off-the-mark decisions, and true motives--reminds me of this quote from Boris Pasterak:

As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore the truth.

So as Tony Blair denies that Britain's stance on the Middle East and on the crisis in Lebanon will fuel extremism (wha-a-a-a?!?) Blair admits Cabinet is split over Middle East...finds him admitting disagreement within his government, but not the outcome of his government's policies. Makes sense in an Orwellian universe but not outside the elite bubble--Million Man Marches notwithstanding.

Those politicians! What and how many truths will it take?

8.4.06 12:09 pm


If you have a mo, check out Lim's Limericks for the latest limerick and a link to a False senator wrasse portrait--not the DC kind who are leaving The Hill in droves today (their work done for now) but the fishy, wishy-washy kind. Hey--wait a minute....

SATURDAY 8.5.06: Remember in 1996 when NASA's exciting DC news conference announced the discovery of life on Mars? The rift between NASA's McKay brothers continues: After 10 Years, Life-On-Mars Rebuked. With Mars as the god of WAR, seems we've got plenty of Mars right here on earth...and what is Martian bacteria doing for that?

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Aug 2, 2006

Iran and August 31

What's special about August 31 for Iran? You see here Iran's national chart with transits of August 31, sunrise, Tehran...and a few contacts stand out.

There is a double emphasis on Saturn-Ascendant: tr Saturn to natal Asc, with natal Saturn ascending.

So what does the Saturn-Asc combo indicate? Inhibitions, frustrations, and control, as we know. There's a tendency to feel oppressed and hindered, along with a gaining-of-experience vibe.

In Tyl's Solar Arc Directory (which may also be used for transit info) we find:

Saturn to Asc: controlled or inhibited personality; and

Asc to Saturn: maturity, wisdom, and patience openly shown.

There's a quality of "testing" or being tested to Saturn-Asc contacts--sounds appropriate for secret nuclear tests, doesn't it? (8.27: Or missile tests which were begun mid-August.)

But there's also an inability to develop the right way (uh-oh) and a leaning toward a *wrong outlook on life (toward death instead? Hope they don't mistakenly blow up their labs and their people with them...abominable blowback is as likely as getting it right...if not more so.)

On Iran's n Asc/Desc axis is the current and ongoing Saturn-Neptune opposition with its Reality vs Deception influence...reality vs the appearance of reality.

Tr Neptune is back to the "A man unmasked" degree, and Saturn has reached the "A chemistry teacher" degree. Who will be unmasked? And who is the chemistry teacher? Apparently it's someone older--Saturn, the old man, the senex.

Neptune (mysticism; spirituality) is traditionally associated with the Mid-East (as is the Saturn-Uranus combination.) And sadly the world is seeing many Saturn-Neptune dissolutions of earth such as natural disasters...will Iranian earthquakes disrupt their underground facilities?

(Possibly I have mentioned before that Iran's n Asc degree "18Leo" is the 8.11.99 Eclipse degree--Nostradamus' foreseen "King of Terror" solar eclipse. It was triggered on 9/11/01 by tr Venus, and as tr Saturn approaches 18 Leo, I shudder.

The wonderful astrologer Robert Blaschke has said that bin Laden may be caught or killed during this transit (Saturn = responsibility.) May that be all Saturn brings with this conjunction!

So when does Saturn trigger this degree? Tr Saturn 18 Leo:

...first week Sept,'06; second half of March; all of APRIL,'07 (with Direct Station on or about April 19); and most of May, 2007.

Another hook-up that stands out in the transits to Iran's chart is tr NN (a joining or associative point) conjunct n Mars (war; violence; aggression; quarrels; action; energy)...

Again from Tyl> NN to Mars: combined efforts pay off. (Et tu, Syria?)

Tr Sun-Mars = n NN: joint undertakings.

Tr Moon-Jupiter = n Uranus: expectation of reward; confidence.

Also there's n Saturn-NN = Solar Arc ASC (14Vir08): appearing alone; pulling back; going away; separation. (Doesn't sound good for aggreements or cooperation with the surprise.)

Iran's Secondary Prog'd chart:

In Iran's Secondary (and Solar Arc Directed charts), Sun now at 7Tau57 conjunct natal Chiron/Mc--and Chiron has connections to atomic-nuclear issues, as we know (see Barbara Hand Clow's book on Chiron, would be my advice.)

Iran's nuclear aspirations (Mc) are clear for the world to see, in spite of their denials, and I have similar feelings about their gaining experience in this area, just as with the US--if all your people are fed, sassy, and happy, have at it.

But as long as people are in need--you're out of your psychopathic, death-worshiping minds.

jc 8.2.06 2:52 pm (with some updating: 8.27.06 10:26 pm)


*The Combination of Stellar Influences, Reinhold Ebertin (I reviewed this book on Amazon many moons ago) and Solar Arcs, Dr. Noel Tyl