Jul 31, 2007

can the Full Moon hurt you?

No, says a new study from Vienna, Full Moons won't hurt you a bit. Seems your chances for bashing your finger with a wayward hammer are not increased in the light of a Full Moon...but they're saying nothing about eclipses!

Gonzo's high noon 7.31.07

Looking at the chart for Washington today and the 'high noon' deadline Arlen Specter dramatically gave Alberto Gonzales to correct his testimony, it portends the usual defiance by Gonzo.

Like other Chiron/Uranus Types Alberto has trouble accepting the authority of others--except his own, of course.

At the noon point of the chart--the MC--is "20Can", a critical degree, which puts the opposite degree (20Cap, now gobbed up with the transiting Pluto/Chiron midpoint, the Plutocracy duo) at the IC, the Basis or Foundation of the chart. The IC is the HOW? Point so we see the powers-that-be-behind-the-throne as the way he may hold onto his power for he's desperately trying to save what's left.

The previously mentioned Fixed T-square pattern pointing to apex (focal) Mars has another opposition to contend with (at noon)...

Depressive but ambitious Moon/Saturn = Mars: sense of real problems; difficulty getting off the ground except by strategically planned exertions.

At noon the ascending degree 17Lib38 brings the US sec progressed Mars into view-- our military, the war, and surveillance folk being behind much of this apparent scuffle with Gonzo and his attempted hospital strong-arming of Ashcroft...

"18Lib" = "Two men placed under arrest"...oh come on...only two from this crowd? (If the petty weeders were cleared out of US prisons so they could go home to their children, we'd have plenty of room for the politicians who really belong there.)

Amusingly enough, Mars is near the nasty Fixed Star, Algol, and nearing turbulent Capulus (to lose one's head; blindness; ruthless, decisive action), with Algol's keywords: ruthless destruction; consuming passion.

The Sun (8Leo05 at noon) arose with Fixed Star, Sirius, closely connected to the US natal chart. Sirius = a person who loves power; the fire of immortality; danger of pushing things too far, too fast (like Bush-Cheney into Iraq?)

Mars also is in an obsessive-compulsive quindecile aspect (165 degress, QD) with Jupiter (Jup = R Party) so we have Mars QD Jupiter: driven by a thirst for more (power!); rushing to judgement; acting impulsively on beliefs and opinions; aggressive; erratic in financial matters; unpredictable; extremely competitive; takes on too many things at once.

The last is supported by Gonzales' current transit of Saturn (Sat = D Party, but on another level represents authority and accountability in general) to natal Pluto (power; manipulation; coping ability.) Saturn to Pluto brings a loss of control in situations which are simply too large to handle.

See my post midpoints affecting Al Gonzales for more transit info.

Since his birth time is unknown (if you discover it, please let me know!) I only know that his natal Moon is in Aquarius...at sunrise (Aug 4, 1955) Moon 19AQ19. If born before sunrise, it's possible that Neptune's dissolving action has already been affecting his Moon...or it's doing so now, for this transit brings a lack of commitment from others, and mystery and confusion about one's background and past.

And since Neptune always has an element of loss or self-sacrifice to it, this transit could very well be part of his experience now (give it up, Al!) If he has physical complaints they will be difficult to diagnose, and if he has a home--and even weasels must live somewhere--there is danger of gas leaks or flooding.

Now let's consider the Sabian Symbol for contentious Mars today:

"A Spaniard serenading his senorita"...CONSTANCY...

pos: a continual reassurance by which the will of man coaxes the depths of his soul into experience;

neg/shadow side/unconscious: futile attempts to control life by empty blandishment.

Futile because it's too large to handle!

With chart-ruler Venus now Rx and weak in critical Virgo, her semi-square to noon's rising degree indicates a null outcome as far as the "high noon" ultimatum goes.

Yet other applying aspects of Venus and Mars, the Spaniard, show obstacles to an easy resolution of this thirsty-for-power mess our politicians have our government mired in.

And the John Roberts story has been a fine if temporary diversion.

Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones.
Midpoint info: Tyl; Ebertin.

Jul 30, 2007

speaking of Total Solar Eclipses

Look what I found while posting a tidbit at Jude's Threshold which is my WordPress blog:

Total Solar Eclipse Paths from Strange Maps.

I've been planning an article on the two "US" Eclipses you'll find mentioned there, so maybe this is as good a time as any:

Aug 21, 2017, and the Eclipse of Apr 8, 2024, both of which "slash" across America, as some say, esp the 2024 Eclipse which will be visible from Mexico to Maine and reminds me of the highway the globalists are envisioning for us (not quite the right route--but there's more.)

I confess that the possibility of earthquakes had occurred to me...fault lines, the continent separating, etc. Or how about another "Civil War"? All ughy of course, and too close for comfort.

Aug 21, 2017 (29Leo): in the 1North Series, the initial Eclipse of the Series occurred Jan 4, 1639 (14Cap.)

It tends to bring unexpected events which place stress on personal and group relationships. 1N is the Series which contains Nostradamus' King of Terror Eclipse which manifested on Aug 11, 1999. Relationship issues loom large, but making hasty decisions is unwise because info is distorted and possibly false.

Also there are issues of fatigue and/or health problems with this Series.

April 24, 2024 (19Ari): in the 8North Series, the initial Eclipse occurred May 17, 1501 (4Gem51.)

This Series tends toward inventiveness and flashes of genius, intuitive leaps, and vivid or prophetic dreams. The new-found inspiration makes having temporary freedom necessary which causes strain within personal relationships.

8N is the Pre-natal Eclipse Series of the formation/birth of al Qaeda (1988)...more on that later since al Qaeda will be having a birthday in August. My guess is that you remember how al Qaeda members--or hangers-on--were said to have had dreams of airplanes flying into buildings just prior to 9/11/01. Or so we're told.

There will be more to post concerning these Eclipses in awhile, and I'd be very interested in your opinion on the subject as well.

Eclipse info: Brady's Predictive Astrology

more 12th house info for you

Many thanks to Melody at Astrology and More for her excellent post on Moon or South Node in 12th house.

Imho, the 12th house of karma, the unconscious, and self-undoing, is one of (if not the) most interesting houses (departments of life) in any chart.

Tellingly enough, politicians often have 12th house planets--ex: Bush's behind-the-scenes 12th house with Sun and Saturn in Cancer.

And although I admit to being a Saturnian astrologer (heredity-based) rather than a Uranian past-lifer, karma is a natural law we must all face for we can't escape reaping what we've sown, can we?

What goes around, comes around, as "they" say. What we send out, we get back, etc. (Therefore Bush'n'Cheney should be very very worried and afraid.)

This is a great article from Melody and with a lovely image included so I hope you'll
check it out!

John Roberts falls, Saturn at Midheaven

Saturn (25Leo44) ruler of bones, now in Leo, sign of the spine and the heart, was at Midheaven at 1:57 pm edt, Port Clyde, Maine. Roberts is said to have "fallen" at his vacation home in Maine "around 2 pm." His spokesperson says he "took a tumble."

But does tr Saturn (loss) in Leo (leaders) have more winnowing to do? You betcha.

1:57 pm edt:

Rising is 14Scor17--Scorpio rising may indicate surgery, as you know. Chart-ruler Mars (25Tau03) is in 7th house of Partnerships/Public Enemies, and is applying to a square (obstacles; blockages) with Saturn. Health problems or broken bones?

Roberts has been reported as having no known health conditions (other than hanging out with the syndicate of Bush-Cheney and their ilk.)

The stubborn Taurean Mars is still within orb of the rigid Fixed T-square with Saturn/Neptune, mentioned in a recent post.

The "fall" chart also brings in another picture:

Neptune/MC = Mars: acting without clear understanding (as in, tipsy? or just acting on principle which doesn't sit well with your Federalist pals' agenda?); the desire to bring wrong ideas into realization; metaphysical study; charisma for professional gain; playing a role.

I'd give a 'hmm.m.m.m...' on that last one! Was this 'incident' really a fall?

After all, Roberts' natal Sun is now opposed by tr Sun, a transit during which we are not favored if we attempt to resist the authority of others! It's our "unbirthday" when arrogance or aggressive attitudes do not cause your opponent to back down = you lose, he wins.

This puts Roberts' n Sun on Bush's n DESC...fine for when you're getting along, not so good when you aren't.

US Inaugural ASC (Jan 20, DC, 12:00 pm) is conj the 1:57 pm Desc, the 7th or Partnership house. Inaugural ASC = the president; and the Sun today is conj Bush's natal ASC, highlighting his nibs as he chats up Britain's Gordon Brown.

There's more in the chart, of course, but since Roberts' "fall" has interrupted the post I've been working on all day, I'll quit wondering what really happened in Maine (did Roberts draw the line?) and will publish on my reconsideration of May 28, 2000's Great Conjunction of Jupiter (Rs) and Saturn (Ds) when so many of our present troubles were agreed upon, and Bush became the shoo-in.

The post on the Societal pair will appear previous to this one, so I hope you'll check it out esp since the Jup/Saturn cycle is of 20 years' duration. Don't know about you, but I'm wumped out already.

Jupiter conjunct Saturn, May 2000

"Our only political party has two right wings, one called Republican, the other Democratic. But Henry Adams figured all that out back in the 1890s. 'We have a single system,' he wrote, and 'in that system the only question is the price at which the proletariat is to be bought and sold, the bread and circuses.'"

Gore Vidal, The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

You gotta love it when you find someone agreeing with you!

The above quote from Gore Vidal has inspired me to look yet again at the chart for the Jupiter (R-Party)--Saturn (D-Party) conjunction of May 28, 2000 through which the world is now slogging (Jup/Sat = 20 year cycle)--and what a pretty picture it is when the Rs and Ds coordinated yet again to bolster joint plans and make arrangements to sock it to The People.

Jupiter conj Saturn:

Using May 28, 2000, 12:02 pm edt, White House, the Great Conjunction of Jupiter (expansion principle) and Saturn (restriction principle) took place at Midheaven, the WHY? or Goal/Aspirations Point of the chart.

With MC 22Tau22, this gives three midpoint pictures to consider:

Jup/Sat = MC: thinking with grandeur; the philosopher; fluctuating success; changes; losses.

Jup/MC = Saturn: discontent; a happy change; non-utilization of opportunities; a missing of the right moment; cautious pursuit of opportunities; respect for the rules; long-lasting endeavors pay off with long-lasting rewards.

Sat/MC = Jupiter: changing fortunes; clinging to hopes or trying to look at the good side of things; simplicity; modesty (!); contentment; doing things right or how they are expected to be done; keeping things as they are or changing things to how they should be done for maximum security.

Pallas, an asteroid whose keywords include strategy, is at the Aug 11, 1999 Solar Eclipse degree of 18Leo+ (that's Nostradamus' King of Alarm Eclipse), which is also vengeful Venus' degree on the morning of 9/11/01.

Opposite Pallas is asteroid, Cupido, from which we get the word, cupidity, meaning, desire for wealth. Asteroid, Cupido also relates to the community or family groups (which would include the Syndicate and the mafia.)

The chart's 8th cusp (money of others, debt, insurance, legacies, credit, transformations; death; the occult/"hidden") has secretive, obfuscating, dissolving Pisces upon it (using Placidus House system which I tend to stick with unless looking at charts from centuries ago--then Regiomantanus--that's just how I roll.)

Within 8th house we see the Moon (The People; the public; publicity; changes and fluctuations) at 3Aries14. Whenever I see an Aries Moon, I always think of terror-promoter Robespierre and his love of saying, I AM the people.

But back to the 2000 conjunction--and here's where it gets really icky...

Also at MC (Goals; Aspirations; WHY?) with Jupiter and Saturn are two asteroids of archetypal importance esp when you consider what's go on since 2000.

Sigma: keyphrases: good judgement, moral sanity leading to moderation, temperance, and self-control; restraint. 'Sigma' stands for Greek goddess, Sophrosyne, and is of philosophical significance (as are the Jupiter-Saturn combo.)

Wonder what happened there? Moral sanity and moderation were their Goals? Puh! More like their goals to destroy.

Perhaps the addition of this particular and difficult 2nd asteroid understandably complicates the picture for everyone...so that it's more like:

Nemesis: keyphrases: to give what is due; one who brings justice or revenge; a source of harm or ruin; a fatal divinity; retributive justice in its outcome or execution; an inescapable punishment for human presumption; an unbeatable opponent (Bush's 'election'? al Qaeda's rise? Jupiter conjuncted Saturn for al Qaeda, too.)

So this is what the 'New Millennium' has brought us so far, in good part thanks to our illusory, deceptive "two-party system" which royally s*cks. And they have the audacity and presumption to call themselves the elite !

Stewardship - or major pocket-lining?

Either way, fear-mongering and terror-touting are the order of the day while the Rs and Ds still rule the roost ad nauseum...and final dispositor Mercury in the 2000 Conjunction chart is at "28Gemini", the "Bankruptcy" degree...and all sides are proving masterfully that they know exactly how to bankrupt America.

Jul 29, 2007

Gonzo impeachment makes sense

In what may yet turn out to be an alternate universe, it seems that the NYT endorses Gonzales impeachment as mentioned today in The Carpetbagger Report.

If, as Einstein said, you can't fix problems using the same thinking that created them, it seems just crazy to keep Gonzo around a Justice Department whose credibility is shredded and whose staff is now ragged and sparse.

Unless, of course, you're part of an agenda to gut justice in the first place.

So the undermining of America continues while a toothless Congress wastes time and our money debating ad nauseum. Debate in a democracy is a great thing if you can just get people to shut up and actually DO something of worth and merit.

And you don't have to be an Einstein to figure that out.

Jul 28, 2007

Hillary vs Barack

When was the last chance I had to butterfly about the net pollinating here and there so that I can pass on political astrology articles to you?

Michael O'Reilly's Neptune Cafe has a great analysis on Hillary Clinton vs Barack Obama, so why are you still here?

Aquarian Full Moon, July 29

One of my favorite astrology blogs, Oculus Divinorum, has an informative post on July 29's Full Moon in Aquarius.

The LEO/AQ polarity is on what's called the Will Axis and concerns issues of groups and associations, hopes'n'wishes, children, romance, risk-taking, creative pursuits, and more...check out this excellent post for yourself!

Awakening Warrior by Timothy Challans

Timothy Challans, a career infantry officer writes in his new book, Awakening Warrior: A Revolution In the Ethics of Warfare (State University Press of New York) that,

“The great paradox is that America goes to war against forces that it plays a large role in creating, and each war spawns new threats of largely its own creation.”

In a thoughtful book that blends philosophy and history, Challans diagnoses the ills of what he describes as the “warrior ethos” and the “American War Machine” which encompasses those political and military institutions that engage the world with physical force. Challens argues that America’s survival is contingent upon replacing the current warrior ethos with a new paradigm guided by ethics.

A native of Colorado, Challens is a West Point graduate and earned masters and doctorate degrees in philosophy at the Johns Hopskins University. For more than ten years he taught over a thousand military students from the rank of cadet to colonel, at West Point (USMA), the Command and General Staff College (CGSC), and the School for Advanced Military Studies (SAMS).

Read Awakening Warrior: an interview with author Timothy Challens in Robert Ellman's Intrepid Liberal Journal.

Sep 11, 2007 Solar Eclipse

On Sept 11 there is a Partial Solar Eclipse 18Vir25--the same day as the US's Mars Return (a new cycle of activity; 2:55 pm, Mars in 6th house, Pluto rising, Moon moved on to 21Vir24, Sun and Moon in 9th house by then. Only applying aspect of Mars in Return chart: opposition Pluto, 4A56.)

So with Pluto conj ASC in the US Mars Return chart we have:

Pluto/ASC = Mars: ruthless energy deployment; courage; upset and change; foolhardiness and danger; injury; accident. A Mars Return is 'good' until the planet's next Return to natal degree--appr 2 years.

(With *midpoint pics, any, all, or any combo may apply...now, later, or possibly never.)

If you click to enlarge the Eclipse chart, you may be able to read all my shmooshed-up notes--if so, you see that Mars is apex (focal) planet of two Mutable T-square patterns formed with Sun, Moon, and Uranus.

Sun/Uranus = Mars: hasty physical actions; injury; accident; hitting a brick wall.

Moon/Uranus = Mars: lack of self-control; self-aggrandizement; injury; violence; danger of infection; craving for sensation; excessive ambition.

Apex Mars in Mutable T-square indicates one who is restless and tends to diffuse his energies in a disorganized fashion. There is a high-strung, nervous disposition with mental irritablity; he's distracted and possibly bored.

Stimulated to initiate a wide range of enterprising activities, he must focus and coordinate better to manage this energy well lest nervous exhaustion and incompetency take over.

This apex Mars also happens to be conjunct George Bush's n Uranus/NN conj:

Uranus/NN ("political reformers") = Mars: quarrels; disputes accompanied by violence; rashness; having an axe to grind and gaining support; tremendous energy and tension (the last supports nervy apex Mars, above.)

Factor in Bush's Secondary Progressed Ura/NN with Mars and we have:

Mars/Ura = NN: experiencing sudden events with others; execution of extraordinary and unusual enterprises; hyperexcitability.

Mars/NN = Uranus: organizing others; getting people worked up; sudden events that affect many people; active cooperation; upset within an organization or community.

Another thing about the US Mars Return--Mars is conj 9/11's Moon/Saturn midpoint...

Moon/Saturn = Mars: separation; illness; desire to overcome difficulties; sense of real problems; difficulty getting off the ground except by strategically planned exertion of energies.

Every couple of years, as Mars hits this degree, we may hear (but hopefully not re-experience) these issues from the 9/11 attacks. Yet we know that such disasters "keep on giving" for a long time.

Bush's natal planets rising:

Perhaps you can see a bunch of Bush's natal Libran planets rising in the Eclipse chart--Neptune, Chiron, Moon, and Jupiter, with tr Mercury 9Lib13 (conj Vindemiatrix, "loss of partner; depression; the occult.")

And with Mercury recently transited Bush's n Neptune he may have "misplaced" some communications, and has had difficulty in grasping the true meaning or accuracy of info received (Petraeus' "report" on Iraq? Purgegate emails? Other previously hidden sorriness?)

Plus, there are often mystic/occult connections when Mercury transits n Neptune--and contacts may involve charitable institutions, prisons, and hospitals (Walter Reid? Secret prisons? "Faith-based initiatives"?)

In the Eclipse chart MC 13Can09 brings Bush's and the US's n Suns to the most visible point of the chart--and as you know, things manifest at chart angles since they have an outlet for expression.

Another interesting occurrence which has been off and on of late is that tr Pluto has been in an obsessive-compulsive quindecile (QD) aspect with Bush/US natal Suns...

Sun QD Pluto = intense drive to break outdated concepts bwo innovative ideas; may disrupt governing systems and break rules through defiance of law and order (that pretty much describes the Bush administraiton in totality, doesn't it?)

Therefore, the Eclipse brings along a QD between MC and Pluto:

Pluto QD MC = driven by the need for ultimate power within career; reformers of societal perceptions; leaders of mass movements.

This Solar Eclipse is in the 9 New South Series which began July 19, 1917...not such a good year, imho...there was a Saturn/Neptune conjunction then and we're just finishing up another of their oppositions in 2007. (The US propped up the Shah in Iran during the 1952/53 conjunction. Their 1989 conj brought Bush Sr playing prez, and NYSE woes.)

9 New South Series:

In her very useful book, Predictive Astrology, Bernadette Brady gives the following info for this Series:

Long-term worries about loved ones, health, or paperwork/communication issues are brought to the surface. There could be a worrisome piece of news about a loved one--or responsibilities with paperwork could come home to roost. Any news received will have a sense of destiny or fatedness about it.

The last manifestation of this Series was in August, 1989...and with this Eclipse occurring in natal 1st house (physical body; self) for Poppa Bush, will his health and/or past presidential actions be brought to the surface in some way?

And will the stock market react in similar fashion as in 1989?

The next Solar Eclipse will be on Feb 7, 2008, at the "Unmasking" degree when someone's true motives are exposed--Peep Eye! But more on that later.

*midpoint pics: Tyl; Ebertin; The Quindecile, Ricki Reeves.

Jul 27, 2007

severe dust storm on Mars

Space Weather News for July 27, 2007:

DUST STORM UPDATE: A severe dust storm on Mars, which has been darkening skies and causing a solar energy crisis for NASA's Mars rovers, refuses to die down. Clouds of dust are now visible in backyard telescopes and Mars is beginning to resemble a orange billiard ball as all of its underlying surface markings are hidden from view. The storm is already a month old and no one knows when it will subside.

Visit SpaceWeather.com for photos and status reports.#

Testy, quarrelly Mars is causing a dust-up here on earth, too. Now in Taurus (tropically) the red planet was in Pisces in 2003 as he hung over NYC during the power outage. The god of war, they call him. Reminds me of Nostradamus' prediction about the Aug 11, 1999 eclipse which mentions Mars...hmmmm...more on that later.

Jul 25, 2007

progressed midpoints of JFK: 7.26.07

"....if by a liberal they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people--their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, their civil liberties...if that is what they mean by a "liberal" then I am proud to be a liberal." John F. Kennedy

As you know, our natal charts continue to be impacted by transits and also continue progressing after we've passed into history.

Today I'm looking at the current Progressed charts--Secondary (sec = physical plane), Minor (minor = mental plane), and Tertiary (tert = emotional-intuitive plane) for John F. Kennedy, and their **midpoint pictures now formed ('thumnail' views, you could say--in English for the astrologese-impaired) for they may be instructive concerning the current state of the nation to which he was sacrificed.

If you're tender, you may want to skip this post entirely. Any, all, or some combination/s may apply.


Merc/Sat = Mars: quarrels; unrest; tendency to treat others badly; bringing about enforced separations; circumstances cause separations; incompatibility; risking everything to make a point; turning drive into tyranny.

Pluto/NN = ASC: the desire or need to gain influence over the public; mind control.

Ven/Jup = Mercury: love of entertainment; mirth; optimism; communicating with grace; writing beautifully.

NN/ASC = Neptune: forming relationships through shared interests such as the paranormal; impressionability; wrong impressions or perceptions; weakening of associations through lies and deceit.


Moon/MC = NN: adaptability; sympathy; professional contacts.

Merc/Jup = Saturn: breaking off negotiations; uncertainty during negotiations; sober decisions; withdrawing from disputes to avoid a fight; rational thought; the lonely stand.

*Merc/Sat = Sun...also appears in Secondaries, see below.

Ven/Sat = Mercury: sober thinking; the visualization of stark reality; preoccupation; searching for the ideal.

Mars/Pluto = Sun: violent measures; the ability to work until collapse; intervention of the big shock; upset; passionate attack to achieve an objective; upset of plans that is unredeemable.

Jup/ASC = MC: contacts with others who support one's personal success; successful contacts.

Sat/MC = Venus: dryness in relationships; improvement in job situation.

Sat/Pluto = Neptune: being doubted; not being seen for who one really is; unstable life situation because of the inexplicable--because of fear; fraud, lies, falsehoods; the desire to harm others secretly; immorality; danger through water, gas, poison; shattered nerves (exs: gas explosions, flooding, Litvinenko poisoning in the news.-jc)


Moon/Sat: MC: structuring ambition; making things happen carefully; feeling lonely or deserted; the state of being sick or sad.

Merc/Nep: Sun: impressionability; being deceived; sensitivity; creativity.

Merc/Jup = Neptune: lack of realism; inspiration; beguiling fantasy; losing focus os an issue; magnetism.

*Merc/Sat = Sun: changes; separations; getting down to work; discipline pays off; knowing what's got to be done (also appears in Terts.)

Nep/Pluto = Mars: lack of energy or stamina; misfortune to be used as a tool for other people's interests; tendency to succumb to external powers; great personal magnetism to set things right or rejection of actions due to misunderstandings.

Plu/ASC = Mercury: the thrust of intellect; domination of other people's minds; suggestion; hypnosis (see 'Plu/NN = ASC' in minors.)

JFK's Sec Mercury is currently at ooLib46, conj US natal MC (Goals; Aspirations; Public Status) and so I'd like to add the Sabian Symbol for "1Lib" using the rounding-up method:

"A butterfly made perfect by a dart through it"--ARTICULATION...

pos: man's awakening to the need for some more whole-souled focus on character;

neg/shadow side/unconcious: the loss of all true selfhood by a needless surrender to the world and conformity to its ways.

On 9/11/01, this Symbol aquired a deeper meaning--remember how many people spoke of turning to spiritual things and how materialism wasn't the answer? There is deeper meaning behind these attacks, folks said.

Why, for days, weeks, and egad! even months afterward, TV commercials changed and became more 'sensitive' and less 'greed-infused' but it seems obvious that this momentum has slowed to a crawl. We're up to our old ways as if the dart had never pierced the heart of this nation (a 'butterfly' flitting about to the next new thing.)

And so I pray for America to find a better road in a better way--and I'm sending a heartfelt shout-out to all who love her rather than use her cynically for their own interests. You know who you are.

And although I don't idolize JFK, it does seem that he cared more for this nation than those who currently infest the White House (and most of the varmints serving (themselves) on Capitol Hill. Of course, my liberal slant may be to blame...call me a people person, if you will...it's all right by me.

NPR announced today that Karl Rove has been subpoenaed so let's see what good another apparently toothless subpoena will do, shall we, as the drama continues to unfold...matinee discounts available.

**midpoint pictures: Tyl; Ebertin; Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones.

Jul 24, 2007

midpoints affecting Al Gonzales

Will a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate Atty Gen. Alberto Gonzales?

Can't Congress and Senate do anything about his lies and perfidies without the extra time (running out the clock, are we?) and expense to the taxpayers? Are they in league with his and Bush's agenda no matter what theater they put on to impress and make it look as if they're actually doing something about our broke-tore-up Justice Dept?

Perhaps you recall my previous post from Feb '06 about
Saturn and Gonzo and how Saturn was plowing through his Leo line-up of planets.

Well, it's still going on now as Saturn 25Leo06 currently visits his natal Pluto 26Leo46 Rx. And powerful Pluto is well within orb of natal NN (encounters; associations; meetings) and will Station Direct appr Sept 7...on natal NN...ouch!

Heavy-weight Pluto's behind-the-scenes power trumps Saturn's power and authority so someone's keeping AG around--and we all know whom (or think we know.)

So can transiting midpoints have anything to do with the well-deserved oppression he's now experiencing? Have the unlawful chickens come home to roost?

If you click to enlarge the chart, you'll find I've added some of AG's natal midpoints and planets which I will now type out for you using midpoint directories from Tyl and from Ebertin:

At 9:30 am, Capitol Hill, the rising degree 12Vir34 brings up his natal Uranus/Neptune so we have...

Uran/Nep = ASC: wearing anxieties on one's sleeve; needing sympathy; instability; hypersensitivity; being depressed with others.

In 12th house there's Saturn recently moved beyond his Mars/Pluto midpoint...

Mars/Pluto = Saturn: desire to overcome difficulties at all costs; leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of a particular task (even if they're groggy from surgery apparently-jc.)

Saturn stomping on n Pluto as mentioned: threat of loss; very hard work; struggling to control current behaviors and motivations resulting from the past; loss of control in a situation that is simply too large to handle.

Transit Sun/Moon midpoint--a balance point in any chart and which concerns relationships--is conj n Saturn/Pluto midpoint, a cruel and laborious pair.

Neglectfully I did not write in Wednesday's Saturn/Pluto midpoint which is now at 25Libra56 (still hanging about Bush's n IC as previously mentioned in another post) and this difficult midpoint is now conj Gonzales' n Pluto/NN midpoint--AND his n Neptune.

It's important for understanding this little fellow so I'll type out again the picture for n Pluto/NN = Neptune (Plu/NN is the urge to become a public figure, and associations with the powerful)...

Plu/NN = Neptune: attaining success by use of lies and fraud; losses and disadvantages; the power of the half truth; deception as a tool; win at any cost.

Our ongoing Saturn/Neptune opposition has been affecting AG's Pluto--and his natal Moon as well if n Moon is within orb of opposing n Pluto, and since everyone knows the trouble he's seen recently, his Moon may just be opposite Pluto. This aspect would give him a cranky, hard-to-get-along-with personality and a tendency to buck authority.

Ironic considering how desperate he is to keep his own!

This post began with the question, "will a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate Gonzales?"

And while I have little confidence in a Congress-in-cahoots (that body of Bush enablers), the midpoints and planetary transits to Al Gonzales' natal placements would cower all but the strongest.

Can this sniveler outlast the barrage?

Alexander Hamilton on war

"Can any reasonable man be well disposed toward a government which makes war and carnage the only means of supporting itself?"

Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) Source: at the US Constitutional Convention

This quote was received from Information Clearing House

Ron Paul Aug 20, 1935

Using the Solar (sunrise) chart we may find much information on Libertarian Ron Paul even without a known birth time. And since the Moon was in Taurus through the 24 hours of Aug 20, 1935, we may use Sun Leo/Moon Taurus for his personality blend--a good place to start.

One of the greatest strengths of Sun Leo/Moon Taurus is having an emotional and moral commitment to goals and ideals. There is staying power with this combo and a capacity for hard work, plus an ability to think big. (His Jupiter/Neptune sextile supports his 'thinking big' ability, but adds sensitivity to criticism and a need for recognition.)

There is generosity, egocentricity, stubbornness, and a love of grandeur...but also great administrative talent which is admirably echoed by Mars trine Saturn.

He is an essentially positive and dependable person, and unflappable in a crisis--excellent traits for doctor or politician.

Greatest weaknesses would be an intense, biased subjectivity, and a tendency to be overly proud, inflexible, and selfish when offended. He may at times speak out scathingly when diplomacy would have been the better course. (Sun Sign, Moon Sign, Charles and Suzy Harvey.)

Paul's Sun-Moon phase is Disseminating--he's a great teacher who loves to share what he's learned, and he communicates well. This is the crusader for a cause who may drift toward fanaticism.

In the Solar chart shown, Moon has not yet squared the Sun, but she will before Aug 20 ends and if so, we have a Sun/Moon square here.

Sun square Moon is the will blocked by the desires resulting in defensiveness and emotional insecurity. Yet much may be accomplished if the ego can be set aside...maturity aids in this.

A square between the luminaries tends toward a fighting spirit for there's a misalignment between what's wanted and what one is willing to do to get it. A lack of compromising ability may be in evidence yet I'm not convinced this is the case with Ron Paul whose moral integrity is mentioned above with Moon in stubborn Taurus and Sun in approval-seeking, royally-entitled Leo.

And if Moon is opposite Mars, the personality is outgoing but may be quite aggressive with a tendency for the tongue to speak out before the brain is engaged. Criticism is deeply resented with Moon opposite Mars...touchy feelings!

So is Paul a stubborn cuss? Probably so. He is a politician seeking recognition, after all, and staying power is the upside of stubborness.

If his Sun and Moon are squared, he may be constantly at odds with important people--now that sounds about right considering his voting record!

"Dr. No" has voted against anything that he believes violates the US Constitution (so I'm guessin' he didn't vote for George Bush!)

Paul has never voted to raise taxes or congressional pay, and refuses to participate in Congress' cushy pension plan. He would like the federal government out of education (agreed--just look at how that's turned out), and he doesn't take "junkets" on the taxpayers' dime. He also thinks that Roe v Wade should be overturned. Being a doctor, Paul obviously has informed views on this subject from a medical standpoint.

Very impressive, although I'm not sure about overturning Roe v. Wade--my deepest feelings have always been that Congress doesn't belong in a doctor's examination room--and that abortion used as birth control is the real problem. But enough about me--let's see what else we can see about Ron Paul...

How about Pluto conjunct South Node (SN)?

This interesting aspect gives a will that is out of step with prevailing social trends (his voting record and Libertarianism), and may indicate that he initiates things at the wrong time and place which causes resentment and misunderstanding from others. Yet it also gives great resourcefulness and self-reliance along with the capacity to weather many hardships when necessary.

The doctor has Chiron in Gemini:

As a doctor with Chiron, the Healer, in Gemini, this placement gives him an ability to feel where the electrical energy is flowing in the body, and makes him highly attuned to mass consciousness. The keyword for Chiron in Gemini is: awareness.

Paul has much nervous energy and must take regular rest breaks if he is not to burn out, hard worker though he is. Chiron in Gemini intrinsically understands that how we think creates the reality in which we live--and that this can be changed. (Chiron, B. H. Clow.) Born during Nazism and atomic experimentation, Paul has an imperative to communicate many truths concerning his parents' generation.

Recently, transiting Mars opposed Paul's n Mars (the head-against-a-brick-wall transit) and also opposed his n Jupiter--when we tend to let others make inflated assumptions about us.

Grandstanding and bravura (which Leo loves anyway!) may have been the order of the day, but with a natal Mars/Jupiter conj, he is fearless in the face of danger, and enjoys direct confrontations. Paul never doubts he will succeed--we saw this aspect in action when he was interviewed recently by George Stephanopolous who basically told him he couldn't win the nomination. Paul was not impressed by the diss--and yet there may have been a flicker of hurt feelings.)

Mars conj Jupiter gives physical stamina which helps with all that nervous energy tiring him out (mentioned above.) This aspect is shared natally by some famous people. Exs: Hugh Hefner (Mr. Stamina?), Yoko Ono, John F. Kennedy (who kept going even with major back pain), Ray Charles, and Wayne Newton.

You may notice that transit Saturn will conj natal Sun during the first half of August which can bring an increase in responsibilities and authority as one's maturity and wisdom are being tested. Yet there may be resentment toward those who restrict or deny one's progress--or more recognition for longterm efforts.

Bush has been having this transit for while now (due to Saturn's retrogradation) and this may have affected his health (ex: last Saturday's colonoscopy)--so Paul may have to slow down himself or his vitality (Sun) may suffer.

To close, here are the Sun/Moon personality blend 'word pictures' aka Images for Integration:

Old King Cole was a merry old soul...Pygmalion/My Fair Lady...A master potter turns dull clay into an exquisite vase.

The dull clay that America has become in recent years could use some turning, and if we want real change (while still upholding our Constitution) Ron Paul may be just the ticket...if he can get on the ticket.

Jul 23, 2007

Britain's Thames on the rise

If only Harry Potter could help the besogged people in the UK:

Britain's flooding worst in 60 years as the Thames continues to rise.

Here's today's post, Water, Eclipses, and a March for Impeachment from my Jude's Threshold blog.

You know that centuries ago seer and astrologer Nostradamus predicted a Britain underwater. 2007 isn't looking good for the Isle at the moment but I truly hope things will dry out asap for all my Brit friends.

March for Impeachment

Evening UPDATE:

Sheehan Arrested while in John Conyers' office--and she's going to run against Nancy Pelosi, she says, for not impeaching Bush and Cheney. Guess Pelosi doesn't want the buck for the Iraq mess any closer to her desk than it already is.#

The March for Impeachment began at Arlington Cemetery today at 10:00 am and headed toward the office of John Conyers.

With chart-ruler Mercury (march!) making no applying aspects whatsoever in the March's chart which you see here, the outcome doesn't look promising and won't have the desired effect other than some publicity (Water Grand Trine with Moon, Mercury, and NN...Water Grand Trines seek peace.)

There is a Mystic Rectangle between the Moon (the People; publicity: a woman), marching Mercury, Mars (the military; police; the male population; instigators and activists), and the Ascendant, which represents the March itself.

In Bil Tierney's book, Dynamics of Aspect Analysis, we find that the
Mystic Rectangle pattern describes a practical mysticism which involves two potentially awareness-revealing, illuminating oppositions (and here the Moon is conjunct Inaugural Descendant (setting), and Mars has recently passed his conj to Inaugural Ascendant (Jan 20) representing the presidency or the president himself.)

Disruptive, rebellious Uranus is conj Desc/opposite the March's Ascendant.

Thanks to the Mystic Rectangle, oppositions are not as prone toward paralysis and stalemate for the pattern adds helpful sextiles and trines (see chart: the pattern is marked in pink.)

Through inspired use, the Mystic Rectangle can reach fruition of its ideals--which may eventually lead to the desired results now denied by today's lack of applying aspects of chart-ruler Mercury.

In this chart I believe Mars = George Bush, the self-styled "war president" with the Moon (the public; a woman such as Cindy Sheehan who is leading this effort) opposite as we see Sheehan opposing Bush once again.

With Mars as apex planet in a difficult, rigid Fixed T-square pattern between Saturn oppo Neptune (possibly a hold-over from Bush' colon surgery Saturday, results not yet revealed):

Sat/Neptune = Mars: listlessness; lack of zest; inactivity through emotional depression or sickness; preoccupations that can't be explained. (Occupation in Iraq isn't so well-explained either.-jc)

Apex Mars in a Fixed T-square is the headstrong individual who can endure outer hardships and obstacles while plodding along toward his personal goals.

Regardless of how challenging opposing forces are, he doggedly persists and seldom accepts modification of his plan of action from external pressure. This bulldozer pushes anything or anyone out of his path as they attempt to block him from his goals. With a one-track mind and strength of conviction, he consolidates his will and refuses to give in and compromise. (Tierney.)

But you don't need an astrology chart to tell you that about George W. Bush, do you?

Jul 21, 2007

UK cash-for-honours probe a dud

After 16 months, one million pounds, and 6,300 documents insufficient evidence is the finding in Britain's cash-for-honours investigation which has come to a sorry halt. As one Scotsman reader commented, it's "a perfect example of getting off Scott-free."

Seems there's a lot of that going on in America as well. And everyone is happy but the (disenfranchised) People.

Jul 20, 2007

Harry Potter: London 12:01 am

If you weren't celebrating at a Mugglefest somewhere you'd be looking at this chart for London, July 21, 12:01 am BST--when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was officially and first released.

Click to enlarge and you'll see my chicken-scratch of author J.K. Rowling's natal placements (July 31, 1965; speculative time: 3:20 pm BST; Chipping Sodbury, U.K., from The Mountain Astrologer, April-May 2002 issue, article by Neal Meredith.)

Rowling's Sun in Leo (sign of children, and the entertainer) plus her Moon in long-winded writer and dedicated worker, Virgo, give this Image for Integration:

After the ball, Cinderella polishes the floor until its shiny surface reflects her happy, contented face. (Sun Sign, Moon Sign, Chas. and Suzy Harvey.)

You'd be 'happy and contented' after your drudgery as well if you were the world's only billionaire author, now wouldn't you? ;o)

Rowling's natal chart shows what an unaspected planet can do when perfectly expressed--Mercury is unaspected and has run away with success out of all expectations in the Scribe and Communication departments, I'd say...talk about outstanding in her field!

And Mercury's 00Vir01 position is very near Fixed Star, Regulus, one of the Royal Stars of Persia, keyphrase: success if revenge is avoided. There is a tremendous amount of success promised by Regulus and Harry's character seems to know that revenge brings no true, lasting success but only more retaliation and grief. Today's world could learn from Harry, couldn't it?

July 21, 2007; 12:01 am BST; London:

The Sun Cancer/Moon Libra combo for Vol. VII applies well:

Mother Goose recites a poem, surrounded by adoring fairytale creatures.

This word picture sounds similar to the author and her book/s in general--especially since she gave a reading for 500 fortunate children in honor of this book's release!

If you, Mugglefested as you may be, wanted to use Mercury, the Youth, as a significator for Harry himself, you might want to consider Mercury's Sabian Symbol for "7 Cancer":

"Two fairies on a moonlit night"...ASCENDANCY...nature's illimitable potentialities on the side of the release she offers man from his physical or psychological involvement, and of the necessity that he achieve some measure of lightness in self-expression as a balance for the strain of everyday existence.

Here is an exaltation of fancy as a dynamic factor in all self-realization, and of the quiet moments of experience as a real opportunity for self-orientation.

The magic of selfhood lies in its ability to rise above whatever may threaten its well-being.

pos: a transforming sensitivity or a healing imagination.

neg: a senseless retreat to make-believe." (Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones.)#

"Lightness in self-expression"? yet I've heard that this installment is the dark, heavy book. Hmm-m-m-m....

Sassily, I usually wait for the film when it comes to Potter tales and I do enjoy them since I have no rugrats about the place to fret over the 'magic' influence (as if children don't know the difference!) of the books, so it will be awhile before I know whether the above words match the book's plot or not.

That is, unless some kind Muggle personage decides to enlighten me!

Bad Poetry Heads-Up:

Did you know that Mr.A.Cat has added a kitten named Potter to the Lim's Limericks collection of rhymes? I thought not. But I knew you'd want to be warned all the same.

ask.com to stop data retention

Ask to stop data retention and for those with privacy concerns this is good news.

want Gore to run?

This from GoreHub.com:

Express yourself if you want to see a Gore presidential run!

The Honorable Al Gore
2100 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

Here's a previous post with a smidge of info on Al Gore's natal chart (more details to come, I'm sure.)

You can certainly see Gore's 1st house Saturn/Pluto conjunction in his eagle-looking stare over a large nose--just as you see Bush's natal Leo Ascendant in those slightly crossed Leonine eyes...and Tony Blair has Leo-the-Lion eyes as well!)

Quake welcomes Beckhams to CA

An Oakland quake hitting "shortly after" 4:40 am pdt jolted people awake this morning.

Here you see the chart showing the usual culprits--angular planets, esp Uranus, planet of sudden occurences and disruption, in water sign, Pisces.

Mercury in Cancer (water sign) is angular and rising, and several of the midpoints relate to separation and to attraction...just the tension needed for an earthquake to occur. There's also a "Finger of God" formation (which I neglected to mark on the chart) the base of which is the Moon/Mercury square pointing accusingly at Neptune.

With the third and final exact opposition between Saturn (earth; continental plates; form) and Neptune (dissolution; ocean; water; rifts) separating but still within orb, the Sabian Symbol for Mars' degree (and this was a Mars Hour, btw) may be instructive:

"19Tau": "A new continent rises out of the ocean."

The brutal, forceful Mars/Pluto midpoint has been pointing to NN (North Node) in recent days as we've watched the tiffs and rifts in Washington continue to play out...

Mars/Pluto = NN: extreme force; superhuman power.

And since we obviously have no superheroes in Washington, superhuman power better describes an earthquake--or perhaps David Beckham's prowess with a soccer ball and the super (major!) paycheck that goes with it.

But after watching Victoria's "major" TV show last evening and her reaction to the possibility of California earthquakes, Posh may be packing now!

Jul 19, 2007

Dissatisfied in Iowa

Iowa polling suggests more candidates please!

Plame's Lawsuit Dismissed--doh!

Doug Mataconis at Below the Beltway has the totally unsurprising news: Plame's Lawsuit against the Bush administration dismissed.

But Scooter's livin' it up.

shadows of shadows?

LegitGov.org Breaking News

Senior Qaeda figure in Iraq did not exist: U.S. military 18 Jul 2007:

A senior operative for al Qaeda [al-CIAduh] in Iraq who was caught this month has told his U.S. military interrogators a prominent al Qaeda-led group is just a front and its leader fictitious, a military spokesman said on Wednesday. Brigadier-General Kevin Bergner told a news conference that Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, leader of the self-styled Islamic State of Iraq, which was purportedly set up last year, did not exist.#

What to believe? It's sad but predictable when deceivers are so easily and regularly deceived.

Jul 18, 2007

Vonnegut: power-drunk chimpanzees

A heads-up quote from Kurt Vonnegut via Information Clearing House:

"But I know now that there is not a chance in hell of America becoming humane and reasonable. Because power corrupts us, and absolute power corrupts us absolutely. Human beings are chimpanzees who get crazy drunk on power. By saying that our leaders are power-drunk chimpanzees, am I in danger of wrecking the morale of our soldiers fighting and dying in the Middle East? Their morale, like so many lifeless bodies, is already shot to pieces. They are being treated, as I never was, like toys a rich kid got for Christmas.": Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Author.#

Here's a previous post concerning Vonnegut's natal chart for you.

Jul 17, 2007

Senate Circus: all night long!

Tonight's Dem filibuster to bust Bush's chops on his Iraq occupation is the first since 2003 during the R's judicial nominee "up or down" performance.

The Dems will need more than Hagel, Smith, and Snowe to pull off the finale but it was interesting to read Maine Senator Olympia Snowe's quote:

"We are at the crossroads (Mercury/Hermes) of hope (Neptune) and reality (Saturn) and the time (Saturn) has come to address (Mercury) reality" (Saturn.)

As you know, June 25 this year was their last tango of exactitude...Snowe is under the influence of our recently-peaked Saturn/Neptune opposition:

truth/reality/accountability/responsibility vs fiction/myth/lies/deception/idealism.

All through the night the Moon will be in Virgo, sign of the dedicated worker so I hope all the hub bub helps our troops, our nation, and the people of Iraq. We don't get many breaks anymore since George W. was installed.

July 17 Begins:

Glancing at the chart for this morning, 9:30 am edt, Capitol Building, we see the separative SN rising, conjunct Bush's natal Mars, and with asteroid Minerva along for the party.

Minerva = to be accomplished. I always think of the Hegel Society's Journal, Minerva, when I see this asteroid--can't seem to help myself.

Also rising: asteroid Orpheus in his grief and sadness, his partner lost.

And then there's determined asteroid, Sisyphus--conjunct Saturn, the significator for the Democratic Party. All Night Long, they said...bring your favorite PJs! (No photo ops, please--I couldn't stand that, stripedy or not.)

And what's conjunct Jupiter which represents the R Party? Fixed Star, Antares, keyphrase: 'obsessed with success'--and often involved in war situations. Guess that means at home and abroad.

Chernobyl Memories? Toxic Cloud in the Ukraine

Chernobyl, April 26, 1986

A Ukraine rail crash has unleashed a toxic cloud but not to worry -all is "under control," authorities assure the endangered public - with at least 14 villages affected. Why, the wind just blew it all away like magic...

Reminds you of how they kept the Chernobyl disaster a secret for days and how people of the region still suffer the consequences of that "under control" catastrophe.

UPDATE April 10, 2009: even NOW animals in the region are horribly deformed from the Chernobyl fallout, it has just been revealed.

~Original post continues here:

Click Chernobyl link to read my post of April 25, 2006 written in honor of the 20th anniversary of Chernobyl, chart also pictured above.

Here are a few transits mid-July 2007 to the Chernobyl chart and to the Atom Split chart:

2007 Jupiter to 1986 Saturn and opposing 1986 Chiron; 2007 Uranus Rx on way back to 1986 Jupiter; 2007 Pluto has been dancing about 1986 Uranus/ASC for awhile now.

There are some transits to the Atom Split chart (Dec 2, 1942) as well:

2007 Jupiter to 1942 Sun, Mercury, and Venus; 1942 Mars 21Sco05 with Mars 2007 at the Oxen Point, 15Sco38. (Mid-degrees of the Fixed Signs...not the safest place for Mars to be.)

And here's a previous post on the YOD formed in the Atom Split chart for your consideration.

Jul 16, 2007

Jim Webb Feb 9, 1946

Jim Webb certainly did well on Sunday TV against dog'n'pony Graham who gets the Senator Treatment every time he makes a cameo appearance in Iraq.

Click link to read my previous post on Webb's natal chart.

so many reasons to Impeach

From LegitGov.org:

Cheney pushes Bush to act on Iran --Military solution back in favour as Rice loses out --President 'not prepared to leave conflict unresolved'

16 Jul 2007: The balance in the internal White House debate over Iran has shifted back in favour of military action before President [sic] George Bush leaves office in 18 months, the Guardian has learned... A well-placed source in Washington said: "Bush is not going to leave office with Iran still in limbo."

Bush must be in sixes and nines trying to figure out if bombing Iran will hurt him or help him and his (woeful) legacy. They still use straightjackets, don't they?

Jul 14, 2007

Bush is a Sirius guy

Symbol for Sirius, the Dog Star of Egypt.

From the President's Schedule: Monday, July 9, 2007

President Bush participated in a conversation on the Americas at the White House Conference on the Americas. This conference is being hosted by President and Mrs. Bush to bring together non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and foundations to discuss and highlight the vast array of societal interaction between the United States and its neighbors to better the lives of the region's citizens.

"Laura and I had a magnificent trip to Central and South America. It reminded me of the importance of having a peaceful and prosperous neighborhood. It's in our interests, in the interests of the United States that our neighborhood be healthy and educated. And so this conference is an attempt to bring together key people of my administration and faith-based groups and private sector groups from the United States, as well as our neighborhood, to discuss how we can work together to promote social justice, to help people realize a better life through good education and good health care."

"Social justice, good education, and good health care"? Pshaw! He's had over 6 years to work toward these things just in the US and where has that gotten the people who need them? Worse off than they were before "under" George W. Bush, the message-bearer.

Let's look at the Stars that rose with Bush's natal planets, his Ascendant (his nibs himself), and his Midheaven (MC = Aspirations; Goals)--born July 6, 1946, 7:26 am EDt, New Haven, CT:

1. Pluto/ASC rise with Mirzam (Beta Canis Major): carrying a message. Mirzam was called The Announcer because it rose before Sirius, the major star in Egyptian star lore and worship. Mirzam embodies the symbolism of the dog whose nature is to bark, announce, and make noise.

Anyone who has Mirzam connected with their chart has something to say, a message to bring. Unlike Sirius, Mirzam is not an important star but adds an announcing quality to the person's life as well as a connection to the public or with groups who make announcements to the world.

(This is supported by a Mercury/Pluto conjunction rising, the propaganda duo, and by his ASC degree "8Leo": "A bolshevik propagandist.")

2. Natal Sun rises with Alhena (Gamma Gemini): its name is Arabian, meaning the Proudly Marching One. They also called it the Brand or Mark, referring to the brand on the camel's neck or side. Alhena represents movement, determination, and pride, and gives a cause to follow, a mission, or a belief for which you will march (in Bush's case it seems to be sending other people marching.)

Alhena is tied to personal identity--as is the Sun--so it is an integral part of his identity, purpose, and sense of self. There is focus (once you sober up you can focus--then Poppa takes you seriously), with a drive toward achievement, plus a feeling--an arrogance--that he has a divine right to reform or correct situations.

3. Communicative Mercury rises with Sirius (Alpha Canis Major): Sirius is the 'fire of immortality' star of the Egyptians (and has always been connected closely with the US natal chart, by way of the stars over Washington, Cairo, and London.)

The Egyptians called Sirius The Shining One and The Scorcher for the heat from Sirius was thought to cause rabies in dogs. Its risings and settings have been recorded since the beginning of history so that it formed the basis of the Egyptian calendar. And a desire for immortality permeates ancient Egyptian culture (and apparently the minds of the self-styled elite of today who think they've got it coming because they're so hot!)

Egyptian religion also called this star, Sirius Isis (see symbol above), and the Nile Star.

In a natal chart, Sirius is linked to one who loves power, along with the danger of pushing things too far, too fast. It literally demands expression in the life yet its huge success may "burn" you...keywords: the mundane becoming sacred. Sacred rituals are not unheard of with this star connected to a person's chart (say around 11 pm, in the White House cellar? You bring the skull.)

Sirius was rising with Pluto (atomic power; death; transformation) in early August, 1945 at the latitudes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the people of these cities who were burned to a crisp have been immortalized by sacred sites dedicated to the removal of nuclear weapons. (Notice Bush's connections to nuclear weapons--and his boney finger on The Button, God help us all.)

Sirius' positive expression depends on having a clear and honest intent--and actions have profound effects beyond expectations which makes this energy difficult to handle. Directing this energy into positive outcomes is the only hope once things escalate, and we certainly see this happening in the Middle East where Bush's exertions have thrown fuel on the long-burning fire--thanks to Bush's total disregard for unintended consequences.

I would say that he did not and is not using Sirius' gifts honestly, clearly, or carefully, in spite of his devoted service to goddess Isis. (And you may disagree if you like.)

4. Then there's his MC, the Aspiration/Goal/Public Status Point of his chart, which rose with Fomalhaut on the day he was born. Fomalhaut is one of the Royal Stars of Persia, keywords: being humanitarian and poetic (!); (Alpha Pisces Australis):

Each Royal Star seems to represent a trial or temptation which must be worked through before success is achieved (guess he did that in his 40s when he supposedly gave up drugs, liquid and leafy and whatever--lucky world.)

With the Royal Stars there are many pitfalls along the rocky road and the individual has a very good chance of falling from grace. These temptations are the nemesis which must be conquered and a clash with the mainstream may be necessary to reach one's goals.

Bush's demonstration of this clash is at crescendo now and because Fomalhaut's touch of the mystic requires high ideals or a lofty vision, I'll leave it to you to decide whether he is corrupt and heading for total downfall as the recent Saturnian Scythe would support--in spite of his touted "noble cause" undertaken for the benefit of the collective.

Star info: Brady's Book of Fixed Stars

the same folks!

As you've heard or read--even on this page in the list of news links--Bush said during his 'press conference' this week that:

"The same folks that are bombing innocent people in Iraq were the ones who attacked us in America on September the 11th, and that's why what happens in Iraq matters to the security at home."

He refers to himself and his compadres.

My fret is that his stalling until September for Petraeus' magic report gives them time to plan and execute something "at home" to upset the status quo--and that that will be the result of all this dramatic forcing of a feral varmint like him into a corner.

Sometimes you like to be wrong wrong wrong.

Jul 13, 2007

why Friday the 13th?

jacquesdemolay.org has info on Jacques DeMolay, the Knights Templar's Grand Master and his betrayal into the Church's grasp on Friday, October 13, 1307 while a major Saturn-Uranus-Neptune conjunction was in progress.

Apparently those who are superstitious have been marking the date ever since whether they know it or not...and this October will be its 700th anniversary!

the fabulous Canary Islands Telescope

This is news to me! Canary Islands Telescope Looks for Planets because the celestial view from off Africa's coast is excellent.

Jul 12, 2007

Miers and the fires

Did you miss Mr.A.Cat's rhyme concerning Harriet Miers and Sara Taylor?

Then slink on over to Lim's Limericks for a generous bowl that's much fuller than was subpoena-ignoring Harriet's chair on Capitol Hill today!

US Army denies free speech--in Canada!

If you've been missing Patrick Wood's excellent work at The August Review you may want to catch up with Patrick concerning the Security and Prosperity Partnership Summit set for Montebello, Quebec, August 20-21:

Public forums denied on upcoming SPP Summit because reality was about to get a little too close for comfort for Bush and the other North American Union types!

And if you saw Bush's strident performance from the new press room this morning, you know reality is still several continents away from Mr. George W. Bush.

The hypocrisy and propaganda continue...

Jul 10, 2007

Pope says he's Numero Uno

Lest the world forget: Pope Benedict signed yet another document promoting the Catholic Church as the only 'true' church...so there, you Protestants and 'Orthodoxants' with your "wound" of not recognizing the pope as primal ("wound" = Chiron, which is conjunct Jupiter in Pisces in the Vatican II's natal chart. If anyone wants to see the natal chart, let me know and I'll post it.)

Pope says other Christians aren't Christians, so there and some analysts think he may have signed yet another "I'm Numero Uno" document now because of internal church politics.

Or maybe it's those dwindling church coffers added to a boatload of egotism?

And who can forget the heady days of the New Millenium when John Paul called for the New World Order?

George Bush on 'ethical' taking of life

"America is a nation founded on the principle that all human life is sacred ..... Destroying human life in the hopes of saving human life is not ethical." G.W. Bush on the occasion of vetoing Congressional bill on stem cell research. June 20, 2007

All human life is sacred, Mr.Bush, but your bombs belie your professed belief. You and your ilk are quick to apply a truism when it suits your purposes and even quicker to ignore it when it interferes with your plans.

"What does it matter to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?" Mahatma Gandhi

Good question. It doesn't.

From LegitGov.org

Jul 9, 2007

Green Comet and the sunspot

Space Weather News for July 9, 2007:

PHOTOGENIC SUNSPOT: During the weekend new sunspot 963 emerged, and it is putting on a remarkable show for onlookers with solar telescopes. Images featured on today's edition of SpaceWeather.com include must-see footage of a fire-fountain-like eruption plus snapshots of the International Space Station (ISS) transiting the active region. The big double-sunspot is just beginning a two week journey across the face of the sun, promising many more photo-ops in the days ahead.

GREEN COMET: This week, comet Linear VZ13 is gliding through the constellation Draco not far from the North Star. The 8th magnitude comet is too dim for the naked eye, but it is an easy target for binoculars and backyard telescopes. Observers say it has a beautiful green atmosphere and a stubby fan-shaped tail. Closest approach to Earth: July 14th at a distance of 86 million km. Visit SpaceWeather.com for daily sky maps and photos.#

Now the circumpolar constellation Draco, the Dragon, has its brightest star, Thuban, "to make or protect a treasure" mentioned by Ptolemy to be related to Mars and Saturn influences. Not so good, although Thuban may be indicative of immense treasures flowing to the world (Brady, Fixed Stars.)

Thuban culminated with Pablo Picasso's Sun which shows his prolific output of a body of artwork which was valuable while he was still living...treasures indeed.

And Sir Isaac Newton's Moon set as Thuban culminated so he had an emotional attachment to his acquisitions. He guarded his treasures--his ideas and theories--and resisted publishing his invention, calculus, perhaps because he feared theft of his genius and was known as a miser.

Thuban can also be about sacred matters which have degenerated into jealously guarded treasure--or it can bring immense riches.

Then there is Polaris, the North Star, mentioned in the SpaceWeather dispatch above, keywords: "to point the way; and, a protective or nurturing mission."

Polaris is the star at the end of the handle of Ursa Minor, the Little Dipper or Bear...hard to miss.

Older traditions connect Polaris with evil or with illness, but most allow a sense of guidance, pioneering, and path finding. Ptolemy asserts influences of Saturn and Venus for Polaris.

Actually, due to precession, Thuban was once the pole star in 3,000 B.C.E., fancifully making Ursa Minor the wings of Draco the Dragon.

So it's Little Bears, Dragons, and Green Comets!

New World Order: Oct 24, 1993

My original post with charts details on this dragon's spawn is here. It's proven itself to be quite the Octopus--just ask Poppy Bush!

More reading here on the Illuminati and their NWO plans which are proceeding nicely and very much including the bankrupting of America by the Bush Family...search, Illuminati (updated: 9.26.07.)

Reopen 911?

Reopen 911 is a member of the 911 Truth movement and you'll find that Christine Boutin said last year that Bush is behind 911.

But since it takes at least two to tango, it's my belief that Cheney was the...shall we say, ramrod, of the plot.

Then there's the Sabian Symbol, a word picture which can be surprisingly descriptive of a person or event...the word picture for the Rising degree (the WHAT? of the chart, the horizon, what's coming up) at 8:46 am edt, NYC, 9/11/01 is:

"15Libra" = "Circular paths."

And who do we know who flew in lazy circular paths after leaving Sarasota on that black day?

Perhaps you've read my post on Cheney and 911 from April 2006. Above you see Cheney's secondary chart (the physical plane) progressed to Sept 11, 2001 with Cheney's oh-so-obvious Pluto/Chiron midpoint perfectly astride the most Public Point of any chart--the Midheaven ('MC' = Aspirations; Career; Public Status.)

(I had removed this chart from the 2006 post due to legal considerations which turned out to be no problemo and I've meant to republish it, so with the current heated-up calls for Cheney's Impeachment (and Bush's) it seems like a good Monday to do just that, so here ya go, if you haven't had a gander at the chart before. Even so, you do remember 9/11.)

Sometimes a chart can look chilling...this one's frozen and petrified all at the same time, isn't it?

So as you know, the blending of Pluto/Chiron energies results in oppression, racism, kicking the disenfranchised when they're down, class warfare, predatory lending, and in a word, plutocracy. Vulturing Vulcans, descended from or friends of the robber baron classes, or as they prefer to be called, the elite.

Once again I mention the date of the Great Pluto/Chiron conjunction: Dec 30, 1999 which ushered in the much-hyped New Millenium for the plutocrats to go hog wild and have at it. And the two heavy weights, Pluto and Chiron, were parallel (similar to a strong conjunction and invaluable for timing purposes) for Two Days in Mid-August of 2004.

Don't get me started.....

Jul 8, 2007

deadline for Bush? Monday, 10 am edt

Will Monday's 10 am deadline for the White House to explain why they've claimed executive privilege (from the gods apparently) on subpoenaed documents for the much-ballyhooed congressional "investigation" concerning PurgeGate (which will continue shielding SurgeGate like a teeny fig leaf over George's twig'n'berries)--will Monday's deadline lead to anything meaningful?

White House Subpoena Battle Surges but what will all the hubbub and millions spent bring the American people from this "investigation"?

Is the clock being run out so that Bush can finish his ill-begotten presidency? How good would Nancy Pelosi be at the helm?

With Mercury of the wing'ed feet and helmet being the Messenger and with his relationship to communications of all sorts, is it telling that Mercury's Direct Station begins Monday evening at 10:16 pm edt, White House?

Mercury must travel beyond its shadow period degrees before progress can be made on paperwork/communications issues (on or after July 23 Mercury will move 'free'...and the upcoming Solar Eclipse of Sept 11 is about bringing to the surface longterm worries about paperwork or communications!)

At 10:00 am, July 9, White House, during a Mars hour, the rising degree is "6Virgo"..."A merry-go-round"...keyword: DIVERSION...

pos: endless and happy resourcefulness in a constant reorientation of self to meet varying exigencies of life;

neg/shadow side: a continuous and senseless ricochet from one to another meaningless phase of self-expression.

Mercury is rising these days with Fixed Star, Bellatrix, keyphrase: "success through the shadow." And Bush's natal Mars (9Vir18) is first to rise in the 10 am chart...

"10Vir": "Two heads looking out and beyond the shadows." The shadows lengthen for Mr.Bush and his warhawk colleagues yet they're nothing if not as determined as blood brothers to fight until the end, America be da*ned in the process.

Earlier on Monday, at 7:26 am, Moon conjuncts Mars at "12Tau": "A man handling baggage", so perhaps a lady is in the picture--Bar Bush, maybe? One wonders with asteroid, Ceres ("the mother") conjunct Moon and Mars as well. Someone is emotionally upset. Can Madam Pretty Mind save baby's bacon once again?

Well, be that as it may--whether the Moon represents mom or girlfriend or colleague--Jupiter (11Sag09 Rx) and Pluto (27Sag08 Rx, conj asteroid Lilith) is at the base of the 10 am chart, and Vesta is at its IC (2Sag11.)

Also Rising at 10 am Monday--his missing mojo:

South Node of the Moon (SN, a separative point; now 8Vir25, conj Bush's Mars--a signature of war, violence, maleness, and indicates past behaviors about which Congress is asking questions--or possibly separation from a male ?) is rising--as is Bush Sr's natal ASC...and Jupiter is squaring both his ASC and Jr's natal Mars. This describes the Republicans (R Party = Jupiter, D Party = Saturn) going against Bush's war 'policies' since squares = blockages.

Chart-ruler Mercury's only applying aspect is an opposition to powerful Pluto (5A21) so we have the "5 mins-5 hours-5 days-5 months" hint about when things may peak.

Mercury also applies to a lovely trine with NN (5A56) so publicity should be favorable to Bush's communications issues, executive privilege argument, and Bush's cussedness being promoted as 'steadiness' and 'strength' as usual.

All in all I'd say the spin-we're-in about these matters will be drawn out as long as the White House can stretch them, and I have no idea how the Bush team concentrates on war-waging or on much of anything else since they're under attack themselves...unless this "investigation" is for show...just another Capitol Hill Theater Matinee, dahling!

But politically motivated diversions are not why they do things so badly...they like how things are going esp if that little gnat of Congress would just stop buzzing around their fat, exalted, neocon heads so they could get on with it. Bush is highly irritated these days, as you may have noticed--and would certainly expect of such a renegade as he.

Watching and reading the press catapult the diversions will be the same old same old...boring and bad for the country. But has George's fig leaf started curling beyond prudent wearing? Gross mental image...sorry.

So if all this is about Impeachment, count me in for I've always thought Bush's failure to uphold the Inaugural Oath he took to protect the US Constitution was gracious plenty reason to rid the White House of its current robber baron vermin.

Jul 7, 2007

Live Earth

Today's worldwide concert Live Earth Makes Going Green Global.

But Rachel Carson warned us about toxic chemicals years ago and today the contamination of our ground water and the crops irrigated by it are only more harmful, not less so.

Got Teflon? Get rid of it. Bet they don't cook with Teflon-coatings in the White House!

So how about a worldwide concert for toxin awareness and removal--and for holding the corporate culprits accountable for the cancer and other diseases their greed has caused the world?

For if Rockin' On will save the planet, I'm all for it.

Jul 6, 2007

Bertrand Russell on fascism

"The first step in a fascist movement is the combination under an energetic leader of a number of men who possess more than the average share of leisure, brutality, and stupidity. The next step is to fascinate fools and muzzle the intelligent, by emotional excitement on the one hand and terrorism on the other."

Bertrand Russell: Freedom, Harcourt Brace, 1940

Prolific writer, social critic, mathematician, and philosopher Bertrand Russell (May 18, 1872--Feb 2, 1970) has the 'practical mystic' Sun Tau/Moon Libra personality blend (natally shared with the Pentagon! Odd bedfellows esp considering Russell's loud opposition to the US invasion of Vietnam with which I agreed at the time...whippersnapper though I was.)

This combo gives a flair for persuasive diplomacy, a strong social sense, a gentle wit, and a love of life. The Images for Integration are:

A computer produces a beautiful painting...Cream tea for two...A loaf of fresh bread in an art exhibition. (Sun Sign, Moon Sign, Chas. and Suzy Harvey.)

Hmm-m-m...bread, tea, and a computer...sounds like some bloggers I know!

Bush: Solar Return 7.6.07

You can be sure I didn't want to spend the morning thinking about the 61-year-old cuss infesting the White House but our crook-in-chief has only one birthday per year, so here goes.

Sol returned to natal degree at 12:56 am edt today with Sun conj IC indicating a pivotal year which will be esp eventful the first few months. (In other charts there are some indications of danger to his nibs in August and September but if he makes it through September, he'll be resonably home free.)

Natal Jupiter 18Lib09 is conj DESC (others; partners) as is US secondary progressed Mars, now Rx. "19Lib" is the "Gang of robbers in hiding" degree (Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones.)

This angular connection highlights Bush's extravagant and ostentatious natal Sun/Jupiter square, an aspect that wants to accomplish too much too fast and which resorts to egotism as a defense mechanism. "Foolish optimism" is another unfortunate result of having a Sun/Jupiter square.

One thing we always consider in a Solar Return chart is the Sun's applying aspects to see how the year may progress:

1. Sun inconj Chiron: this is the loaded stick of dynamite aspect mentioned in the US Solar Return just below.

2. Sun QD Pluto: this is the ruthless, manipulative, intimidating "focused on success" aspect...perfect for a politician.

3. Sun square SR ASC: not good for popularity (what little he has left. He'll be acting all Arian (Mars) while his protective, nurturing Cancer Sun won't compute with his outer stance.)

4. Sun trine Uranus: help will arrive, obstacles may disappear thanks to others with similar goals, and being in the right place at the right time will bring accomplishments. Uranus = technology and thus is related to Bush's spying tendencies--and Uranus is in the behind-the-scenes 12th house from whence his help cometh.

Chart-ruler Mars, god of war, violence, and quarrels, is in first house of the Return chart...more fighing, disagreements, contentiousness, and activism.

Mars makes no applying aspects to the SR's planets, but he does sextile NN (helpful opportunities for his projects), and trines MC--his aspirations and goals for the year will gain support from Mars. Are so-called insurgents keeping him in office?

SR's Sun/Pluto midpoint is conj Bush's n Neptune so we see:

Sun/Pluto = Neptune: vocation or health are undermined; impressionability, sensitivity; lack of vigor; physical or mental impediments. (This picture is in SR 6th house of work, service, and health--and in natal 3rd house which also has a health connotation.)

There are only two midpoint pics in the SR chart and both point to NN (North Node = the path; destiny; encounters; associations):

Moon/Neptune = NN: projecting passivity or confusion (I'm confused as to why he's still infesting the Oval Office and our airwaves);

Mars/MC = NN: imposing one's will upon others; leadership (if you call it that.)

The Jupiter/Chiron midpoint is opposite Bush's n Sun these days and you will see it in SR 10th house, if you click the chart to enlarge (you'll see a few other notes written in chicken scratch as well.)

This combo is the "maverick with a superiority complex" (Chiron, Clow) so we'll suffer another year of that merde (pardon my French.)

You see that Rx Jupiter 11Sag26 is conj the Pluto/Chiron conjunction of Dec 30, 1999, in SR 8th house of debt, insurance, credit, the occult, legacies, transformation, and death. Jupiter expands the oppressive, plutocratic Pluto/Chiron pairing. He's a foolishly optimistic 'man on a mission' with a messianic complex, a virtual Sisyphus for Globalism.

Well, hopefully you'll click to enlarge the chart if you want more--I've had enough of this ornery old cuss for now--imho, he's not improving with age as he imagines himself to be...but becoming more cuss'ed by the moment.

Uploading fresh, new Art to Cosmic Persona Designs is next on my agenda. How 'bout you?

Chart Correction: mistakenly the 9 New North Solar Eclipse (28Pis07) info was added to the Sun/Moon midpoint in 1st house rather than to its position (PE) in 12th house.
My oops.

Jul 5, 2007

coalition of the billing

From LegitGov.org:

The 'coalition of the billing:' Private contractors outnumber U.S. troops in Iraq:

New U.S. data show how heavily the Bush regime has relied on corpora-terrorists to carry out the illegal occupation of Iraq. 04 Jul 2007 The number of U.S.-paid private contractors in Iraq now exceeds that of American combat troops, newly released figures show, raising fresh questions about the privatization of the war effort and the government's capacity to carry out military and rebuilding campaigns. More than 180,000 mercenaries — including Americans, foreigners and Iraqis — are working in Iraq under U.S. contracts, according to State and Defense department figures obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

In outsourced US wars, contractor deaths top 1,000 03 Jul 2007:

The death toll for private contractors in the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has topped 1,000, a stark reminder of the risks run by civilians working with the military in roles previously held by soldiers. A further 13,000 mercenaries have been wounded in the two separate wars led by the United States against enemies who share fundamentalist Islamic beliefs and the hit-and-run tactics that drain conventional armies.

All links to articles as summarized below are available here:
Breaking News

Jul 4, 2007

get your fireworks here!

Here are some fireworks for you...enjoy!

America's Solar Return 2007

Here are a few July 4 headlines to mark America's 231st birthday today although the Sun actually returns to her natal degree July 5, 1:27 pm, Washington DC.) Beware: propaganda may be present in nebulous quantities:

Bush invites just a few to hear Independence Day war-promo speech and reads from a 1777 newspaper article about the 1777 celebration in Philadelphia--they "toasted democracy" back then--and since history repeats--so does Bush!

Kidnapped BBC Reporter Freed in Gaza which is my favorite news of the day so far!

Gore's Son Arrested on Drug Suspicion as the fragrance of marijunana wafted from the car window, Al III's bail was set to a mere $20,000 even with a bunch of Viocodins, Valiums, Xanaxes, and Adderall tabs on the menu. Guess it's who you know.

Putin Predicts Progress in US Relations (who didn't see that coming?)

Search for Sept 11 Remains to Continue (someone ought to be ashamed--six years!)

And there's a Solar Eclipse on Sept 11, 2007 in the 9 New South (18Virgo); this series tends to bring to the surface or the consciousness long-term worries about loved ones, health, or issues to do with paperwork or communications (those mysteriously missing emails, Karl?).

This eclipse series first manifested July 19, 1917 with Sun/Moon 25Can51, and Venus at 18Leo18--her degree on Sept 11, 2001, and the Solar Eclipse degree of Aug 11, 1999, the "Mother of All Eclipses" or aka The King of Alarm Eclipse of Nostradamus.

Bringing to the surface seems to already in progress as described in the article!

America's 2007 Solar Return Chart:

Here are the applying aspects of the Sun which describe how things will go in the next year for the initiatives, goals, and aspirations of our nation (and of her 'leader'):

1. Sun Quindecile (165 degr) Pluto (1A06): intense drive gains power and control; ruthless, manipulative, intimidating; purges old concepts; can possess strength of character; self-evaluation needed and beneficial (The Quindecile, Ricki Reeves.)

2. Sun inconjunct (150 degr) Chiron (1A18): total drive toward The Quest; rigidity about destiny hardens; the effect is like a loaded stick of dynamite (Chiron, Barbara Hand Clow.)

The Sun squares SR ASC (1A18; 14Lib37 so US natal Saturn is rising along with her natal Sun SQ Saturn--SR Sun is at MC, 2007 is a pivotal year for America with SR Sun conj an angle.)

Sun also is applying to MC (3A24), MC 16Can43 which links to the Pentagon's natal chart.

3. Sun trine (120 degr) Uranus (5A19): good fortune comes but may not be manipulated; some who seek more ego-satisfaction may advance; leadership, willpower, and career goals may prosper--but 'expect the unexpected.'

With America's natal Sun/Saturn square being in focus in the 2007 Solar Return chart we also find two asteroids rising as well with n Saturn (responsibility; restriction; control; accountability; the Old Man; authority figures) and these are:

Juno, the Wife, associated with legal relationships, wanting justice, fairness, and balance; restrictions (echoes Saturn); the abused/the abuser.

Tisiphone: retaliation.

The only midpoint picture becomes two when you substitute SR ASC for n Saturn:

NN/ASC = Pluto: strange or fated associations; power plays with others for personal advancement.

NN/ASC = n Saturn: oppression; suppression; separation or seclusion; conservatism; prevailing with wisdom and realism (that'd be refreshing coming from Washington, wouldn't it?)

There's a lot more I could say in the "speculation; wastefulness" areas for this Solar Return year but I'd be repeating myself since the beginning of this blog about the fleas and other crawly things of Washington. Attacked from without and within, America needs a lightening bug of truth to illumine her way in spite of all who wish her harm, and the maturity to stand up and make the changes which are now so obviously necessary.

Perhaps Saturn rising for 2007 will remind us of her natal ability for taking responsibility for past actions (planet Saturn would love that!) and our eternal youth image in the world (Gemini) might ripen to wiser maturity.

For abolishing a government not doing the People's will is our right...see this document and substitute Bush-Cheney for the king we railed against 231 years ago.

Seems an Ideal's dream of perfection is never done, is it?