Apr 30, 2009

Justice Souter leaving SCOTUS - list of his writings

Will we miss him once he's gone?

Justice David Souter is finally having his way and getting out of Washington, and Cornell University Law School's list of Souter's writings - from concurrences to dissents and those in between - contains a bevy of the justice's work which includes my personal favorite - his dissent in the George W. Bush v. Albert Gore Jr fiasco of Dec 12, 2000.

Bad times, but already historical.

Justice Souter's Wiki bio details his low-tech lifestyle: no emailing, no cell phone, no answering machine, and no TV. Ahhh....me time!

His favorite past-time seems to be rock climbing so I'm expecting some major Capricorn (mountain goat) action to turn up in his natal chart...just a minute, I'll go calculate it now and be right back with a few astrological notes...

Okay, it's 1:28 am edt and I'm back with Justice David Souter's birth data: Sept 17, 1939, Boston, Massachusetts, time unknown, so I'm looking at a Sun-conjunct-MC chart (fame and importance)...Moon is in Scorpio the entire 24-hour period.

Sun 23Vir53; Moon 20Sco50; Mercury 19Vir36; Venus 27Vir05; Mars 27Cap52; Jupiter 5Ari06 Rx; Saturn 00Tau16 Rx; Uranus 21Tau48 Rx; Neptune 23Vir06 (conj Sun); Pluto 2Leo26; Chiron 18Can38; NN 29Lib46.

Mercury is final dispositor and strong in its own hardworking sign of Virgo, the critic.

Sun conj Neptune stands out rather brazenly although in the Sun-conj-MC chart, it's a separating aspect. The closest applying aspect to natal Sun in the chart is Sun trine Mars (3A59 - lots of energy available for rock and mountain climbing.)

Sun conj Neptune is an interesting aspect whether applying (conscious) or separating (unconscious) so let's consider that for now...it's too late to type out all the facets of this intriguing chart but I'll do what I can!

Naturally, veiling Neptune presents some sort of obfuscation of the individuality when so near the Sun which is one's core being, adult self, and the goal of the hero's journey that is Life. All aspects to natal Sun affect one's basic selfhood, the nature of the will power, and the way in which it is used. It has a Piscean flavor - the fish you can never quite get your mitts on (my mother had Sun conj Neptune and she used Neptune's creative talents well but she did like to be mysterious sometimes.)

The astrological Sun represents unfolding power in our lives and it intrigues me that Justice Souter's Sun (ego) reached as high as the Supreme Court of the US with nebulous, often undermining Neptune along for the ride. Usually we expect one with a 'weak' Sun to stay in their own little pond, but this particular fish had bigger oceans to navigate and support from elsewhere in the chart.

Sun-conj-Neptune people are off in worlds of their own and here there are supporting chart factors indicating separation tendencies, isolationism, and an ability to do concentrated work to the exclusion of all external conditions.

Desires and emotions seem to originate from a Higher Source with this conjunction; power potential is expressed by an ability to merge emotionally with the universal life force. This ability is supported by other chart factors.

Yes, the desire and ambition for self-importance are subtle but lurking; yet working on behalf of humanity is a possibility as well.

A mystical inclination may be evident yet his well-educated and developed mind has 'made the man' for he is a Rhodes Scholar and Harvard graduate (magna cum laude/Phi Beta Kappa) in Philosophy who wrote his senior thesis on Oliver Wendell Holmes, the great juricist.

And where is his Capricorn goat?

Mars 27Cap53 (conj US natal Pluto, btw) trine Sun as mentioned; also trine Venus, square Saturn, trine Neptune, and opposing Pluto. Mars squares the Nodal axis which can cause problems in public settings or with the public; Mars opposite Pluto gives a life test concerning the right use of power for actions will have far-reaching consequences; it shows a tendency to want to remake and rule other people so serving on the Supreme Court bench was a good way to express this powerful opposition, an aspect which can attract violence and/or crime, too.

(Justice Souter was a victim of a mugging, if memory serves, in 2004 - see Wiki bio - but that's DC for you - I saw a mugging out my living room window one afternoon, on Kalorama Road, just off Connecticut Ave.)

So you may have noted that Saturn is conjunct SN, a point of separation and unconscious behavior patterns. Saturn conj SN indicates that he is personally limited due to rigid habits and ambitions which put him out of tune with prevailing cultural attitudes and trends; this creates isolationism yet positively may put him in a class all his own - an individualist with a painstaking approach to his work (as mentioned above - this concentrating talent strengthens Sun-conj-Neptune.)

Mars is exalted in Capricorn as you know, where its energies are well-controlled and most efficient. And Souter's Jupiter in the pioneering sign of Aries indicates a freedom-loving philosopher, an explorer who wants to leave the stifling city and climb or ponder at will.

Jupiter Rx is a maverick and an independent thinker who dances to his own tune - his 2009 Secondary Progressed (SP) Jupiter is Direct by progression in late Pisces which meshes well with his n Sun-Neptune conjunction; SP Mars is now 4Pis15, and in need of seclusion and privacy - and less regimentation than Capricorn afforded.

So I say, thanks for your efforts, Justice Souter, and enjoy the rest of your life. You have the ability to get along well with others, so be sure you touch base with other human beings on a regular basis...keeps the Neptunian cobwebs out.

To be cont'd...

Historian David Hume

This is merely a small shout-out post to Force on the side of the governed in case you wish to check out a few Astrology notes about a famous Scottish historian and philosopher, David Hume, from whence came my post's title.

Astrology of Obama's 'first 100 days' presser 4.29.09

As an update, I have added more Astrology notes concerning Wednesday night's 'first 100 days' presser of Pres. Obama, if you'd care to have a peek.

You may wish to scroll down just a wee bit for the after-presser update which includes YOD ('Finger of God') and Fist of God patterns which formed overhead as he spoke/answered questions from 8:01 pm until 8:59 pm edt from the East Room of the White House.

The practical Earth-Water Sun Tau-Moon Cancer blend for the press conference is quite apt so here you go...

resourceful, sensitive, caring, creative; tenacious and loyal; determined and obstinate - this blend describes a strongly protective individual, a 'mother of the world' type who can be strict, too.

(The president's natal Saturn - authority - in its own sign of Capricorn, but retrograde which doesn't make it weakened, but internalized and possibly unconscious unless and until he figures it out. That's the kind of thing Astrology is very helpful with.)

Emotional relationships and family are central, and nest-building blossoms when the right partner is found. This is a very supportive combo in partnerships (remember he characterized his attempts to reach out to his Republican friends as "genuine.")

This reliable combo prefers to do and experience things to get the 'feel' of how they work (and if they don't work, try something else?), and it always takes a diplomatic approach. 'Carrying the weight of the world on its shoulders' is a distinct possibility - and I think that's about what he's done here with the presidential cards dealt him and the mess passed on from his Republican 'friends.'

If you heard his remarks and answers, you'll know he mentioned such things as the number of teen pregnancies needing to be decreased, pro-choice/pro-life issues, families in relation to the Swine Flu outbreak, the economy, etc.

Now here are the Images for Integration for Sun Tau-Moon Cancer...

'A baker undertakes to feed an orphanage...Dr. Spock teaching mothers how to bring up their children...Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.' ('Sun Sign-Moon Sign', Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

The Sun Tau-Moon Cancer blend is shared natally by Tchaikovsky (obviously) and by David Icke, Bert Bacharach, Gabriel Faure, Sandra Dee, Robert Oppenheimer, Juan Miro, Lynn Redgrave, and Dr. Benjamin Spock, author of 'The Common Sense Book of Baby and Childcare.'

(Saturn in his own sign is nothing if not full of common sense, and Pres. Obama tends to sound that way to me more often than not. But...Oppenheimer?)

Here are a few words from New Ager David Icke:

"You can't tell people they must consume less when their children are hungry. We, the fortunate people, must consume less so they can consume more."

Sounds like a more perfect world was being 'channeled' tonight - one in which each person realizes that they really are their brother's keeper...infused with, you know, kind of a community-building spirit that recognizes and gives props to the common good wherever it finds it.

Apr 29, 2009

Arlen Specter Feb 12, 1930

Senator Arlen Specter, who formally announced his switch to the Democratic Party yesterday, Apr 28, 2009, was born in Wichita, Kansas on Feb 12, 1930, birth time unknown.

Yesterday, as what some would say was a long overdue formal announcement of the moderate Republican's party re-affiliation (Specter was a Dem in his earlier days) transiting Jupiter 23AQ37 was conjunct his natal Sun 23AQ21 (using a Sun-conj-MC chart set for 12:43:42 pm CST) and his natal Venus 24AQ49.

This gives Sen. Specter a self-satisfied Sun-Venus conj natally which indicates one who loves to be loved and liked, and will adjust his personality to assure this. It's a self-dramatizing combination which can have a pompous air due to thinking that his mere presence is enough to merit everyone's attention.

Jupiter-to-Sun signifies a culmination of something begun 12 years before (Jupiter's orbit appr 12 years long) and those who know more of the senator's career and life than I do may know what this refers to - I do know from his Wiki bio that he ended his stint as Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Jan 3, 1997 (which may not qualify since it was an ending in itself.)

Jupiter's expansive tendencies to one's ego (Sun) indicates that whatever was begun 12 years ago must now move to a higher level (not NWO plans, I hope) or come to an end. Recognition and honor come along easily with this Jupiter transit but it's better not to get carried away with one's own self-importance now....perhaps an impossible task for a politician, especially one born with a Sun-Venus conjunction!

Jupiter to natal Venus shows an increased desire for luxury, and that there's been an establishment of an important alliance - with Pres. Obama is the obvious guess especially since the president is said to have promised Sen. Specter that he will campaign on his behalf in Pennsylvania in 2010.

Also yesterday, the transiting midpoint of the speculation pair, Jupiter/Neptune 24AQ55 is sitting upon the senator's natal Sun and Venus so we have two pictures...any, all, or none may apply...

Jupiter/Neptune = Venus: optimism in relationship.

Jup/Nep = Sun: trying to capture the essence of things; following a dream (not a NWO dream, I hope); feeling the spirit; potentially misguided states (not PA, I hope); speculation (better political chances as a Dem?); irresponsibility; deceiving or being deceived. (Tyl; Ebertin.)

More current transits include:

natal Mercury 27Cap18 (conj US natal Pluto - in fact, Specter was born in 1930, the year of Pluto's discovery, so his natal degree is the Discovery degree of Pluto - his 17Can52 Rx); tr Sun 8Tau30 at noon is snugged between his NN 5Tau44 and Chiron 9Tau54 indicating something fated and with a wounding quality about his party affiliation switch. Perhaps he dealt a long-coming (North Node) wound (Chiron) to the R Party and may have been feeling wounded (under appreciated) himself.

So here's a midpoint picture in effect for some months now...

Tr Nep/Pluto = n Mercury: communications are other than they appear; deception as a strategy; loss of centering; nervous weakness; many plans incapable of realisation; thinking and acting while under strange influences.

(I noticed that Elizabeth on The View this morning mentioned plaintively that Sen. Specter had said a month ago that he would remain Republican. So much for a politician's promises, eh? Maybe a diss to his pompousness occurred!)

US natal Pluto now has tr Pluto/Chiron midpoint conjunct it and tr Neptune/Pluto midpoint is there as well...Nep/Plu being the signature of the Robber Baron class, Plu/Chiron being plutocrats who oppress with disenfranchisement, fascism, totalitarianism, corporatism, racism, the ruthless list goes on.

Another of yesterday's links with Sen. Specter's natal chart is Mars 4AQ40 being triggered by tr NN...a time when meetings are held to get the job done.

Well, Sen. Specter is a fighter, we know that, so his switch of loyalties - assuming he's not operating as a Trojan horse against the D Party - should be interesting to watch and will perhaps help his prospects in his next re-election battle.

But I have yet to forget Specter's role on the Warren Commission and its whitewashing of the true culprits in the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy, when a major coup of our government was successfully enjoined.

And saboteur Pluto, with Neptune's obfuscating help, continues bedeviling and undermining America today.

Apr 28, 2009

Swine Flu and the GOP; president's presser 4-29-09

By now you've run across some quirky statements from Republicans on the outbreak of Swine Flu and its pandemic possibilities. Why, even Rush Limbaugh is manufacturing what he hopes are GOP-saving theories on this public health issue that requires more thought for the common good than he or other neocon rightwingers can hold within their self-serving peabrains for more than two seconds running.

If you missed it yesterday, check out digby's explanation of the dilemma the GOPers find themselves in.

When we first heard of 'swine flu' in the 70s we weren't ready with vaccines. Now it's 2009 and we're not ready for a pandemic with vaccines (or well-staffed clinics.)

If Rush Limbaugh could manufacture vaccines he'd be useful in a crisis. As it is, what he manufactures is the usual manure and swill from the GOP playbook. Which is not only un-useful - these people don't 'believe' in the common good!

And if the GOP as it stands now had been around for and involved in the founding of America, we wouldn't have a nation or the US Constitution we now cling to.

I also want to assure anyone who thinks I'm torn up about FOX TV choosing not to carry the president's press conference tomorrow night that I would not have watched the presser on FOX anyway.

For me, the only thing the FOX channel is good for is '24' and 'Lie to Me'...and while they'll show the usual episode of 'Lie to Me' at 8:00 pm edt - apologies to the excellent Tim Roth - I'll be watching and listening to Mr. President elsewhere.

Swine Flu Update 11:55 am: Smithfield Farms facility.

Apr 27, 2009

National Debt has Facebook page!

NPR just reported that our national debt has a Facebook page and so do I but haven't used it much yet because you're not there...

pandemic flu, stim money, and political swines

The following question concerns a political trickster's grandstanding on behalf of the party but is not a trick question:

What do pandemic flu, 2009's stimulus package money, and political swines have in common?

Hint 1: his initials are KR.

Hint 2: they did it on purpose to undermine our current systems and tattered social fabric more completely - and to ratchet up the fear level among the unwashed masses.

Yes, I'll say it again: the power elite play for keeps.

Machiavelli will inspire you now

Machiavelli's ideas about the difficulties of introducing a
new order of things are part of Jeff Huber's excellent article in which he relates the 'brave new world order' to America's recent changes in perspective and prospects for world domination which by my count, aren't going very well for humankind's sake. But I suppose on a sub-human, reptilian level their plans are slithering like clockwork.

Nicolo Machiavelli was born in Florence, Italy on May 11, 1469 (NS = Gregorian calendar; his birth date involves the Florentine calendar as well and his chart details have a Rodden Rating of 'B' from auto/biographical sources.)

Sun 20Tau58, Moon 2AQ50; Mercury 10Gem15; Venus 22Ari34; Mars 11 Pis59; Jupiter 27Can21; chart-ruler Saturn 4Tau56; Uranus Rx 12Lib58; Neptune Rx 7Sco44, and conjunct Pres. Obama's Neptune; Pluto Rx 6Vir01 - conj Pres. Obama's Pluto; Chiron Rx 27Cap53conj BHO's natal Saturn; NN 7AQ13; ASC 11Cap22; MC 8Sco46.

First house contains Chiron, Moon, and North Node, Mars is in 2nd house, Venus and Saturn in 3rd house, Sun in 4th, Mercury in 5th.

Jupiter is in 7th house of Partnerships and Open Enemies (he was out of favor and desperate for some years during his life), Pluto resides in 8th house, leaving Uranus and Neptune in 9th with his Neptune conjunct MC.

You may notice that the old pot-stirrer has recently had a Nodal Return in late March, 2009 a time when new associations may be made, but so far I have no reports of his turning over, sitting up, or appearing at any political events in person.

But he has had public mention (NN) in the above linked article and by my own keyboard tinklings which are now falling silent. My work here is done and Monday house cleaning activities are about to begin...

Oh! except for one thing:

Machiavelli began a new phase of activity on Oct 22, 2008 with a Secondary Progressed New Moon 9Sco47, the place in the zodiac where the transiting Saturn/Pluto midpoint (cruelty; hard labour; cold-heartedness; magicians and adepts) now resides - 9Sco12 this very day. And yes, our charts continue to be triggered long after we're gone!

Saturn/Pluto = Moon: melancholy; a tragic destiny (esp of 'a woman'); frigid feelings; renunciation; giving up giving; abstemiousness.

Saturn/Pluto = Sun: the threat of loss; enforced change; ill health; toil and over-exertion; sparing no pains in one's work; renunciation; privation; a physical separation (Nic is still dead so 'ill health' for him can't be Swine Flu. Too bad.)

In defense of the ultra-rich

Given the enormous income gap in America these days between worker and CEO, is it possible to defend the ultra-rich?

Update 11:09 am edt: this link I nabbed from a (Twitter) tweet by Ashton Kutcher detailing the UK's rich class who are suffering as well with few exceptions. Wonder what Mr. al Fayed knew and when did he know it?

Astrology of Apr 27 - May 2, 2009 and Pres Obama's chart

Astrologer Julie Demboski has amazed me again with her astrological overview of the upcoming week, so practical yet full of insight.

Julie is calling Apr 27 - May 2 a 'connector week' as we tidy up loose ends and ready for more excitement to come. May 1 is the day she pinpoints for lots happening and notes that a Water Grand Trine forms between Pallas, Earth, and Juno.

This Grand Trine will linger until May 8 so get ready for that. Ecology, environmentalism (Earth) and women's issues may be in the news if not in our hearts with Juno, the wife, and Pallas, the daughter, in the mix.

So What If a Grand Trine is Watery?

A Grand Trine in Water indicates great creativity as the collective unconscious is 'tapped' for inspiration and insight. Pallas' patterning ability and talent for strategizing and planning should give us time and the talent to ready ourselves for what's next on the drafting table - or perhaps for putting what's on the table into action or form, whichever applies.

Water Grand Trines tend to be passive, receptive, and contain the protective power of a trine aspect (120 degr.) Grand Trines are closed circuits of energies and with a Watery quality they have a soothing and tranquil flavor to them that a world in need of respite can appreciate. Either positively or negatively - depending on motives - subtle undercurrents (Water) are intuited (more Water - possibly psychic, are we?) and understood on useful levels of awareness.

The urge to action may be saved for a later agenda, however, and it's difficult to implement plans that haven't been made.

Julie also notes Mercury on the verge of stationing Rx in early Gemini (1Gem44) within 2 degrees of conjunction with Pres. Obama's natal Moon (3Gem21 in n 4th house.) Mercury-to-Moon transits indicate a time of unexpected or sudden contacts from others or of quickly deciding to take a trip. Information (Mercury) received concerns domestic issues (Moon) including real estate matters.

Yes, the real estate market is an obvious theme for the president now since it may not be going as well as the 'green shoots' theory would have us believe (see link to Mike Whitney's article in previous post.) And Mercury does rule reporters.

So if Mercury's Rx station doesn't place these domestic issues on the president's plate for consumption, he'll be snacking on and discussing them at length very soon - the Mercury Rx and Direct stations cross and re-cross Mr. Obama's natal IC which is the cusp of the 4th house of Home and Domestic Scene (using Aug 4, 1961 7:24 pm AHST Honolulu, Hawaii, for Pres. Obama....natal IC 28Tau54, with Inaugural Moon 2009 at his Midheaven.) The president will give a major address mid-week to mark his first 100 days - with address, review or overview all Mercury-related endeavors.

4th house also concerns mining and resources that come from the earth.

Plus, Pres. Obama's place of birth may be up for yet another review (Rx = re-view; birth certificate = Mercury; IC/4th house = family background), so don't be surprised if the subject turns up again in the news within the next few weeks.

Transiting Mercury turns Direct at the very end of May, then leaves its shadow period in mid-June when Mercurial things - agreements, contracts, meetings, agendas, communications, speeches, news, reports, and commerce/trade issues - can move forward again after May's Rx bog-downs and slo-mos.

More Mercurial influence on BHO's natal IC could result in home communications equipment needing replacement or upgrading, perhaps in the White House since that is now Mr. Obama's home.

Secondary Progressions = Evolutionary Progress:

Taking a quick look at the president's Secondary Progressions, I'll venture to say that he's in protect-own-position mode at the moment and that others are not cooperating as they should.

He may tend to over-extend himself for people who don't really deserve it (Sec Venus inconj Sec Jupiter) and the word 'patsy' comes to mind as others try to take credit for his ideas - or simply discount or undermine them. Seems to me the Oval Office has been overrun by corporate types since Inauguration 2009 but maybe that's only my opinion.

All in all, the upcoming week of Apr 27 - May 2, 2009 is a time to prepare for future busy-ness, craziness, and excitement, so let's make our bases as secure as possible yet relax a wee bit when we can snag ourselves a break!

Apr 26, 2009

Nader, Whitney, and Michael Hudson: financial truths

A bitter cud to chew? Perhaps they're pessimistic or perhaps they're realistic, but here's a financial article and video round-up for you:

No Light In The Tunnel A Housing Crash Update

By Mike Whitney

Why is the press misleading the public about housing? The housing market is crashing. There are no "green shoots" or "glimmers of hope"; the market is worn to a stump, it's kaput.

Where's My Change?

By Ralph Nader

The corporate chieftains have easy access to the White House and the new President, whether these bosses come on missions demanding power or missions of beggary for bailouts. When will he meet with the leading heads of consumer protection groups with millions of dues-paying members who could give him the base to hold accountable and regulate the democracy-denying, economy-wrecking corporate supremacists?

This Is A Must Listen:

The Financial Barbarians at the Gate: Guns & Butter Interviews financial economist and historian, Dr. Michael Hudson

The history of banking and the criminalization of the banking system; tax policy; real estate asset inflation; US imperialism via the monetary system; similarities with the Roman Republic; what measures labor should take.

A difference between Zionism and racism? video

What is the Difference Between Zionism and Racism? Video

BBC reporter for Newsnight, Jeremy Paxman grills the UK ambassador.


Astrologically, if we ask the Pluto-Chiron duo, very little difference since both are oppressive -isms...please see previous post of April 26 on the IMF protesters' arrests in Washington.

IMF protesters arrested in DC Apr 26, 2009: Pleiades implicated?

Police and protesters clashed at the IMF's Washington headquarters yesterday, Apr 25, 2009, with seven protesters arrested.

Hmm...is today's Sunset spectacle (see previous post below) - involving some difficult stars of the Pleiades cluster of seven stars - affecting the collective a day early? The IMF and World Bank were meeting to discuss a $55 billion infrastructure project for the 'developing world' as they're fond of saying, and using the current financial collapse (in which they are implicated) as cover and justification.

Sounds like more resource plundering on the way.

Saturday's protesters carried placards saying 'Capitalism in Crisis' and I'm not sure if anyone, financial experts included, could disagree with that. But vandalism at protests is never greeted happily so arrests were predictable. 'Plants' in the ranks of protesters are also possible, as I always remind myself in these cases.

One of the more famous 'cases' remains the 'Battle in Seattle' against the WTO (World Trade Organisation) in November-December of 1999. Lots of vandalism there by what looked to be planted operatives. Stuart Townsend did a great job directing the film, Battle in Seattle, worth a DVD viewing if you haven't. It contains actual footage as well.

Then there's a previous post from Feb 16, 2009, IMF plans proceed for martial law in the US, which may be even more specific to the protests against the IMF yesterday in our nation's capital.

And you know that the transiting midpoint of Pluto-Chiron is now conjunct US natal Pluto - or US Secondary Progressed Pluto, if you like - now progressed to a crisis-ridden 29th degree (of Capricorn.) Interestingly, the Sabian Symbol for America's natal Pluto degree is 'An Aviary' so I can't help it if I've been half-expecting a bird flu outbreak in the US. Looks like the pigs arrived first.

Yes, Pluto-Chiron is the '-isms' pair: fascism, statism, corporatism, racism, etc, plus disenfranchisement, primal violence, suffrage, etc, and, I suspect, the current outbreak of swine flu is somehow involved with Pluto-Chiron with Chiron relating to health as the Wound and the Wounded Healer, and Pluto playing his usual transformative games and secretly in control.

'Quarantine authority' is held at state and local levels, so stay aware, m'peops.

And since Pres. Obama left Mexico about 10 days ago, his health isn't expected to be in question relating to the current outbreak of swine flu.

That's good, because a US president spreading contagion of this kind would be even freakier than the usual swill coming out of Washington.

Apr 25, 2009

Finding birth data for Astrology charts

Frustratingly, I've just published a request from a reader asking if I have birth data for two people but without the name of the post the request was posted to, I'm not finding it to reply. So I will reply here along with some other blog-reading details for Stars Over Washington and for my other Blogger-hosted blogs.

When an 'actor' appears or gets busy on the world stage - or activates my conscious attention for some reason - my only source for birth data is to Google his/her name.

This usually results in a Wikipedia page concerning the person. If it is an especially famous person, I usually go with a Sun-to-Midheaven chart, but I also look at the Sunrise chart for the date of birth. No, I am not privy to birth records at hospitals since authorization would need to be given in writing in order to get the info - authorization by said person.

Or at least that's the way the law is in my region of the world.

Ex: to discover my own time of birth, I had to have my mother sign for her hospital records to be released to me since my own records - and birth certificate - neglected to list my birth time. Different states probably have different rules to make matters more complicated, but it does keep out the merely curious (supposedly.)

Occasionally a well-known historical figure will have biographical info online which mentions a time or approximate time of birth - 'shortly before sun up' and that sort of thing. And, of course, I often use Lois Rodden's excellent AstroDataBank resource which is now Open Source at Wikipedia but there is a limit on who is famous or important enough in the world to be included.

One other source for historical figures is the back of Marc Edmund Jones' The Sabian Symbols in Astrology (see book in the active Amazon Books ad in sidebar) and it sometimes surprises me who is listed - with a birth time!

But you, dear reader, asked me for data on contemporary individuals, and I suspect you'll find their dates and places of birth with but a click or two!


A 'mechanics of blogging' note: all my Blogger weblogs display better in my browser with IE (now using IE8.) And while I like Firefox, it seems to shove the sidebar content to the bottom of the page when I use it here - even if I publish using it; plus, Firefox overlaps ads, too. Not nice.

So it's up to you, of course, as to which browser you wish to use - and perhaps an upgrade may be in order - or a browser cache clean-out, if you have trouble viewing or reading these pages.

But if it's a matter of not understanding my blabs when I lapse into astrologese, or wondering what I'm up to with this grumpy political blog (crooked, greedy politicians make me very very grumpy), a fresh browser won't be of any help whatsoever, and I really don't know what to do with you.

Signed rather fitfully,

Jude, your reluctant astrologer

Update Apr 26 Sunday: Georgeann, I found your comment on a 2007 post and replied to it but with no more info than you see above. Thanks, Jude

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Crescent Moon-Mercury-Pleiades stars conjoin at Sunset 4.26.09

Sunday, April 26, 2009 at Sunset, we will witness a conjunction of a silvery Crescent Moon, Mercury, and the stars of the Pleiades cluster.

For astrological details, and for SpaceWeather's information on this lovely celestial event, please click the above link where you'll also find a chance to sign the petition to release Roxanna Saberi from Iranian captivity, if you wish to but haven't signed as yet.

Perhaps the 'Images for Integration' for Sunday's Sun Taurus-Moon Gemini Earth-Air blend may be of interest since they possibly relate to current issues, events, and/or people...

'A wealthy publisher launches another new project...A scientist brilliantly discourses on the mysteries of nature (or the mysteries of swine flu and how it spreads? jc)...A sculptor carves the figure of a dancer (wonder if he's 'Dancing with the Stars'? jc)...A restaurateur earns a reputation for delicious souffles and meringues.'

Make mine chocolate!

('Sun Sign-Moon Sign' by Charles & Suzy Harvey.)

And here's a representation of a Crescent Moon for you...

Blue Trumpet Flower Under Crescent Moon drawing by Jude Cowell 2009+.

Apr 24, 2009

Mars squares Pluto April 27, 2009

From the first 2 to 3 degrees of Cardinal signs Aries (Mars) and Capricorn (Pluto) comes a transit that's hard for the collective to ignore: Mars square Pluto, an aspect that packs power and zeal into its suitcase of tricks, and even vengeful-when-scorned Venus is watching nearby.

My advice? Let the excellent Lynn Hayes explain all about it and follow the comments after her article for more info on this dynamic duo about to 'square off' with one another.

Reinhold Ebertin, in his book The Combination of Stellar Influences, gives Mars-Pluto when working together as: superhuman power; force; brutality.

Here are the correspondences as listed:

Psychological + - the ability to demonstrate extraordinary force and vigour; great self-confidence; great ambition; the obsession to work without any break. (That last may be meant for 'focused' bloggers of great intensity.)

negative expression: attainment of one's own objectives by means of ruthlessness to others; cruelty.

Biological - the replacement of natural organs and functions by artificial substitutes such as limbs, dentures; skull.

Sociological - piece-workers being paid for overtime work; great people in the sphere of sport; people disabled in war.

Probable manifestations + - attainment of success through excessive effort.

negative expression - the tendency to proceed in a brutal manner; the misfortune of having to suffer violent assaults, injuries.

Well, I don't like typing this info in, you know, but we may as well be aware of what Mars/Pluto's explosive energies are capable of effecting.

So let's create as many good things as we can and send out positive vibes into the environment ~ the universe ~ to offset the actions of those who are determined to be sociopathic chaos-creators toward society.

For my part this evening, I've been publishing new art images in one of my gallery collections, Cosmic Persona Designs for those of the 17+ persuasion. And you know something? It's only Art!

Big Banks' impressive profits abracadabra-esque

Recent 'impressive' profit reports seemed more than a little abracadabra-esque to me and it turns out that (for once) I called it: the big banks' rosy profit numbers have a sorcerer's apprentice quality to them.

But you suspected this, didn't you? And the book-cooking and report-padding continue...

Madoff trial distracts while Ponzi schemes go on

How Bernie did it is beginning to surface. Madoff's former right-hand man Frank DiPascali is angling for a reduced sentence in exchange for singing like a canary naming names.

Meanwhile, some people think the Madoff trial is a distraction from Wall Street's basic Ponzi scheme (which it is) and that they should Free Bernie Madoff Now!

And for you, here are a few astrological notes on Bernard Madoff's natal chart, if you're interested in the bugger.

What is a Cryptogon?

Yes, it's subtle but that doesn't mean it isn't there...

Check out SO'W's sidebar column for a new feed just added from Cryptogon where you'll discover that the word cryptogon refers to 'the hidden structure underlying and interconnecting the political, economic, and perception management systems currently in operation on this planet.'

Kevin, you had me at cryptogon!

Apr 23, 2009

TARP Thievery: Jupiter/Neptune = US Moon

Robert Scheer's Thievery Under the TARP is a perfect real life illustration of the current Great Conjunction of the speculation pair Jupiter and Neptune as they meet with America's natal Moon (the people) in Aquarius all through 2009.

Regrettably the Jupiter/Neptune = Moon warning: 'becoming involved in speculation; losing oneself in plans; going with the wind; wastefulness; instability' is in the air.

Can you smell it?

Reconciliation on Capitol Hill?

Reconciliation: okay for Rs, unacceptable for Ds?

Apr 22, 2009

Torture Quote Round-Up begins with John Yoo

The following Torture Quote Round-Up is brought to you by the Information Clearing House Newsletter and begins with 'torture attorney' John Yoo:

"Congress's definition of torture in those laws - the infliction of severe mental or physical pain - leaves room for interrogation methods that go beyond polite conversation." John Yoo

"The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their 'vital interests' are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a man to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the 'sanctity' of human life, or the 'conscience' of the civilized world." James Baldwin

"The aim of torture is to destroy a person as a human being, to destroy their identity and soul. It is more evil than murder..." Inge Genefke (1938- ) Danish Doctor & Human Rights Activist

"Modern man likes to pretend that his thinking is wide-awake. But this wide-awake thinking has led us into the mazes of a nightmare in which the torture chambers are endlessly repeated in the mirrors of reason." Octavio Paz (Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat, 1914-1998)

"Torture is banned but in two-thirds of the world's countries it is still being committed in secret. Too many governments still allow wrongful imprisonment, murder or "disappearance" to be carried out by their officials with impunity." Peter Benenson- (1921-2005) Founder of Amnesty International


When it comes to torture-promoters like John Yoo, David Addison, the other attorneys who did Bush's and Cheney's bidding on this matter - and the politicians who smudge America's soul with torture and 'rain' bombs on women and children - it may be as simple as allowing each of them to sample the techniques they've ordered for others to suffer - then they might quit playing with semantics and understand down to the cellular level - just how torture is defined. And it might not be quite so polite.

GOP's Faces: Cheney, Rove, and Gingrich - and a suicide

The DNC is now running ads to brand Cheney, Rove, and Gingrich as the faces of the Republican Party.

Quite a stellar trio of visages, at least two of which qualify as mugshots on an FBI wall, imo.

You may be interested in checking out a previous post which contains a link to a very interesting article by Mark Crispin-Miller, titled Bloody Karl which lists the piles of lifeless bodies that surround Mr. Turdblossom, a list which includes Senator Paul Wellstone, Enron's Cliff Baxter (Rove was one of Enron's biggest shareholders, remember), Mike Connell, 'DC Madam' Deborah Jeane Palfrey (whose death came just before she was to reveal her client list), and more.

Perhaps there's even a link to the 'suicide' revealed this very morning, David B. Kellerman, CFO of Freddie Mac, who was found hung to death in his home's basement. I haven't had a lot of time to study the Astrology chart of the sad event as of yet, but Palfrey's 'suicide by hanging' and Kellerman's both occurred during a Balsamic phase of the Moon ('dark of the Moon' just prior to a New Moon, a time when shady things go on - or there may be emotional depression, it's true.)

Also, Moon and Uranus were conjunct in mysterious Pisces in both charts - more on that later. And you know that Venus and Mars were conjunct this morning at 29 Pisces, a critical or crisis degree...lots of pressure there.

Ms. Palfrey's 'suicide' was definitely convenient for many Washington politicians, and we'll have to see how Mr. Kellerman's situation plays out especially with federal investigations ongoing into Freddie Mac's books, etc. Kellerman was employed in various accounting positions at Freddie Mac for years - one source says 'since 1992' and one gives '1993.'

So! Cheney's, Rove's and Gingrich's snoots are the Faces of the GOP? Sounds precisely correct to me.

Well, if they're going to be around a while longer, you may wish to find out what Leo Strauss and Dick Cheney share astrologically (hint: it concerns neoconservatism), and here's a SO'W post from 2007 which asks what makes Dick tick? Yes, Cheney is a square kind of guy as you'll see.

Gingrich's chart I'm working on now and will post a blurb on him asap - but please don't say he's "from Georgia."

Senate Armed Services Committee faults Bush adm on torture

The Senate Armed Services Committee released a report last evening, April 21, 2009, which faults the Bush administration for authorizing torture techniques.

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld authorized certain methods on Dec 2, 2002, so I took a quick look at that date and found a Grand Trine between Mars, Saturn, and Uranus which gives three midpoint pictures to consider (energies which could have been operative on many levels anywhere on the globe and for anyone, of course - and people chose how to use them), but see if you think any of them apply to the subject at hand...Grand Trine patterns indicate closed circuits of energy:

Mars/Saturn = Uranus: the inclination to apply brute force; the ability to take as well as give under provocation; extraordinary and unusual powers of resistance; the inclination to apply brute force; a nervous test of strength; sudden illness or separation; intervention by a Higher Power; intense drive; breaking loose; gaining independence through struggle.

Mars/Uranus = Saturn: violence; a lack of adaptability; energy concentrated on separation; a heavy injury; operation; violent destruction; a clash between controls and the freest spirit; potential battles and separations; controls cannot be tolerated.

Saturn/Uranus = Mars: an act of violence; the occasionally wrong use of extraordinary energy; undergoing great efforts and toil; a violent or forced release from tensions or strains; challenging others for a decisive contest or fight; deprivation of freedom; injury; accident; tremendous upheaval possible in rebellion, through calamity, overexertion, or anxiety about how things will get on. (Ebertin; Tyl.)

Apr 21, 2009

Happy Earth Day, earthlings! April 22, 2009

People. Of. Earth.

Here is NASA's famous - and first ever - Earth from space photo. Just look at the watery, lonely little thing! And yet...You Are Here.

Hope no one minds if I publish this image in honor of Earth Day, Wednesday, Aril 22, 2009. Since the planet belongs to us all, shouldn't the photograph?


Scroll just below to my previous post for today's SpaceWeather News alert concerning Earth Day 2009's early morning celestial displays - from Lyrid meteors to a lovely Moon-Venus Occultation! And lusty Mars will be lounging nearby.

Here's an Art representation for '30 Pisces' (where all the action is at the moment) called 'Temple of the Great Stone Face' if you should find yourself in the mood for Sabian Symbol details concerning '30 Pisces' along with a smidge of artwork tossed in just for you from me.

And the above 'People. Of. Earth.' greeting is from TV's Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show.

4.22.09: Lyrid meteors and Moon occults Venus

Wake Up, you Sleepyheads! It's time for the...

Space Weather News for April 21, 2009

MORNING METEORS: Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Thatcher, the source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to peak on Wednesday, April 22, with a display of 10 to 20 meteors per hour over the northern hemisphere. Occasionally, Earth passes through a dense region of the comet's tail and rates surge five- to ten-fold.

In 1982, for instance, observers were surprised by an outburst of 90 Lyrids per hour. Because Thatcher's tail has never been mapped in detail, the outbursts are unpredictable and could happen again at any time. The best time to look, no matter where you live, is during the dark hours before dawn on Wednesday morning April 22.

Visit SpaceWeather for full coverage.

LUNAR OCCULTATION OF VENUS: Even if the Lyrids fizzle, there is still something wonderful to see on Wednesday morning, April 22. The Crescent Moon and Venus are going to have a close encounter of jaw-dropping beauty. Look low and to the east just before sunrise. Observers in western parts of North America will see a lunar occultation: Venus will disappear behind the Moon's limb just after 5 am PDT and reappear again an hour or so later.

Details may be found in this Science@NASA story.


Can a return of particular meteors and comets bring past issues to the front burner again?

Astrogically the year 1982 saw a bleak Saturn-Pluto conjunction on Nov 8 at 26Lib36. Theirs is an approximately 33-year cycle and tends to bring difficult or even brutal events which demand much endurance.

We know that the culmination of the 1982 cycle is well-marked by the attacks of 9.11.01 with the Saturn-Pluto opposition falling across America's natal ASC/DESC axis (in the so-called Sibly chart - 12Sag/Gem) 'personalizing' the opposition for the USA and heralding the New Millennium for America and for the entire world.

In late November of 1982, Pluto entered Scorpio which brought intense focus on financial issues and other confidential matters.

That year there were military coups in Guatemala and Bangladesh, and Israel invaded Lebanon in retaliation for the wounding of the Israeli ambassador in London.

And the endless cycle of violence and revenge goes on.

Also in 1982 was the invasion of the Falklands Islands by Argentina and subsequently its recapture by British troops. PM Margaret Thatcher in the UK and Pres. Ronald Reagan in the US were at the tops of their heaps if not their games.

Plus, the NYSE saw a record day in trading in 1982 but - surprise! - what goes up must come down. Oh, and Prince William was born in England, and a burglar broke into Buckingham Palace and frightened the Queen.

So if you hear mention of any of these events or persons in coming days - a Comet Thatcher reference having just occurred above bwo SpaceWeather News - perhaps you'll think '1982' - and how cool Astrology blended with Astronomy can be for pointing out similarities and synchronicities...for As above, So Below!

Apr 20, 2009

Astrology of the Oklahoma City Bombing

Here you see the Astrology chart of the Oklahoma City Bombing.

With yesterday being the 14th anniversary of the horror of April 19, 1995, I've slightly updated by adding to my Astrology notes concerning the event and left the original post intact.

The link will lead you to my WordPress blog, Jude's Threshold, which isn't allowing a lot of image enlargements these days - at least not in my browser. So I'm publishing the chart for you here as well but my notes are in the WordPress article, if you'd care to check it out.

Apr 19, 2009

Nuremberg Trials verdict: film video

If you can spare 6 minutes please watch Spencer Tracey portraying the Nuremberg Trials judge passing verdict on what the world had hoped was left behind in the 20th century - but alas the demons have followed us here.

As a child I watched the film Judgment at Nuremburg with much fascination especially since I'd read The Diary of Anne Frank (at much too early and impressionable an age), plus, my Uncle Bill was living in Germany. Actually it was common to hear a lot about the Holocaust and the subsequent trials when I was a pup although it all had been a few years prior.

The marvel is that Spencer Tracey didn't win an Academy Award for his portrayal - but Maximillian Schell, giving a wonderful performance, did! The film also contains stellar turns by Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich, and Richard Widmark, among other familiar faces.

Somehow I suspect that if a current-day Hollywood studio made a film about The Diary of Anne Frank now, they'd probably name it 'I Shall Call You Kitty.'

The Crystal Ball of Meghan McCain

John McCain's 24-year-old daughter Meghan McCain is making predictions of a civil war within the Republican Party as factions collide - not a new occurrence for the GOP certainly but the themes in 2009 vary greatly from their past dust-ups.

Ex: the contentious 'Stalwarts' vs 'Half-Breeds' division of the party in the 1890s comes to mind (if I think of the Rs at all.)

Apr 18, 2009

Taurus New Moon this week: April 20 - 26, 2009

The Tranquil Dark is upon us this week as surface lights and deeper shadows play hide'n'peek with our conscious/unconscious minds. Follow the link to Julie Demboski's excellent column detailing the week's planetary energies as the Dark of the Moon begins April 21 PDT and leads us to a New Moon of fresh starts.

In Washington, DC the New Moon 5Tau04 of April 24 (11:22 pm edt; Hour of the Moon) falls in the domestically-inclined, security-minded 4th house yet it conjuncts the chart's 5th cusp 5Tau29, the house of Risk-Taking, Gambling, and Creative Endeavors. This means that new beginnings will affect the 4th and 5th houses in Washington with 4th cusp/IC 7Ari28 ruled by Mars and the Taurean 5th cusp ruled by Venus.

And there's the lovey pair, Venus 00Ari13 = AP (World Point of prominence) conj Mars 1Ari59, hugging the IC they so recently crossed during the Dark of the Moon. Orchestrating asteroid Terpsichore is conj IC, the Foundation/Basis of the chart, aka the HOW? Point.

The WHY? Point = Midheaven (MC) 7Lib28, and WHAT? is the Ascending degree: 17Sag59, Pluto 3Cap12 Rx in 1st house. Pluto is also focal or apex planet of a Cardinal T-square which forms a midpoint picture - a feisty little number for getting things done...

Mars/MC = Pluto: power; promotion; the big picture; extraordinary zeal; great vigor; a desire to bring immense tasks to successful conclusions; publicity.

In Dynamics of Aspect Analysis, Bil Tierney gives an apex Pluto in a Cardinal T-square as an intense loner, a high-powered and ruthless executive who demands penetrating insight into all phases of operation - he has no intention of sharing control with anyone, thanks; and because of the outgoing Cardinal energy, there may be explosive displays and broken relationships with this apex Pluto.

The Partnership angle, the Descendant or 7th cusp conjuncts the Venus Occultation degree of June 2004, the G-8 Summit on Sea Island, GA. So this New Moon relates to unusual partnerships that were formed then which created unsuspected associations between those whose identities would be a big surprise were we privy to such world-dominating information...Desc 17Gem59 ('18Gem' - think China.)

Chart-ruler Jupiter makes only two applying aspects in the New Moon chart...

Jupiter conj Chiron (2A28), and Jupiter readying for his Great Conjunction with Neptune (3A03 = first conj on May 27.) Both Chiron and Neptune are in 2nd house of Earning Ability, Values, and Self-Worth along with expansive Jupiter. Did I hear you say, excess liquidity? Or perhaps, inflation? Grand plans do abound!

So where is restricting put-on-the-brakes Saturn? 15Vir19 Rx in 9th house of Philosophy, Higher Education, Religion, and Foreign Travel and acting as the bucket pattern's handle.

The 'bucket' stretches from the 1st house Pluto 3Cap12 Rx to Mercury 25Tau15 in 6th house of Work, Service, and Health - and someone (Mr. Saturn - an older person: a manager or professor, and possibly a Democrat) - someone needs control and is being driven by unrelenting demands.

Yes, Saturn is carrying the whole shebang and makes no aspects in the New Moon chart except for a *quindecile (165 degr = obsession-compulsion) to luxury-loving Venus...

Venus QD Saturn: ambitions and goals may be used as substitutes for relationships; fear of material loss; ambitious and materially successful but lacks trust in others.

Now there could reside Saturn's 'unrelenting demands' in this financial climate, and we know the big bankers and Wall Street thieves are having a doozy of a time trusting one another long enough to transact business.

And of course the T-square mentioned above means that Pluto squares Venus which gives a compulsive desire for complete control in relationships, a wayward and wasteful handling of money to the point of destruction, and a conscious or unconscious tendency to undermine partnerships and associations.

Pluto squaring Mars isn't much easier energy to handle: violent tempers flare and destruction of all sorts may ensue. Projects are often aborted under this influence, yet it contains tremendous energy for successful accomplishments if the zealous side can be channeled into positive enterprises on behalf of the collective rather than against it.

Since neither Sun nor Moon apply to another planet (or point) in April 24's New Moon chart, the sign and degree of the lunation increases in importance which emphasizes the 4th and 5th house areas of life (as mentioned above), and highlights the Sabian Symbol for '6Tau'...

"A Bridge Being Built Across a Gorge"...CHANNELSHIP...

positive expression: the directness and the practical instinct by which personality achieves ultimate benefit of its powers;

neg/unconscious/shadow side: a love of short cuts and every possible escape from the obligations of daily living. (The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones.)

Dane Rudhyar gives the Keynote for '6Tau' as: 'The conquest of separativeness through group cooperation.'

And while we're at it, let's look at the New Moon's opposite degree, aka the Illumination Point which may give some interesting unconscious information concerning the New Moon in Taurus - and relates rather well to Julie's two levels of awareness for the week's planetary energies (for brevity's sake I shall use only the Jones version with my italics)...

'6Scorpio': 'A Gold Rush'....AMBITION...

pos: instinctive self-dedication to the unseen potentials of everyday existence;

neg/unconscious/shadow side (this one is hidden deep in our psyches - the unconscious of the unconscious): a lack of practical discrimination and an irresistible desire for easy money.

Well, Taurus is one of the money signs and likes good value for its money - though it's seemingly impossible to assess value on the current mystery-meat financial 'instrument' plate. Or so the 'experts' tell us.

The Sun Tau-Moon Tau blend is double-Earth, therefore it is practical, slow and steady, and seeks certainties which are frustratingly in short supply these days.

It's a calm, kind combination unless and until you see steam escaping from Ferdinand the Bull's nose, so the New Moon may relate to a bull market - we'll have to see how the next two weeks play out financially until the culmination of the next Full Moon on May 9 at 12:01:21 am edt in DC.

Keep your red cape tucked away for there may be some foot-stamping and ground-pawing going on prior to May 9's Full Moon 18Sco41/Sun 18Tau41 opposing one another across the 4/10 axis in DC. The Moon will have 'spilled out of the bucket' by then and Mercury will be retrograde at 1Gem35.

More on this particular Full Moon later except for one thing: its Sun Tau-Moon Sco blend is shared natally with Pres. Warren G. Harding who helpfully intoned:

"Our country needs not heroics but healing, not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration."

Healing, normalcy, and restoration for America? Where do I sign?

Now back to this week's New Moon where we find the Tau-Tau blend's Images for Integration, one of which may well relate on some level to bucket-handle lesson-bringer Saturn, who shall function properly by closing this post...

'A successful baker is surrounded by delighted children eating fresh bread rolls...A loving teacher resolves an angry dispute.'


* The Quindecile, by Ricki Reeves (see slide show of Amazon books in sidebar. If the sidebar's content isn't displaying properly perhaps you can refresh the page and/or update your browser! I'm using IE8 now.)

Naomi Klein's new Obama lexicon: are you hopesick?

Here's Barack Obama in 2008 campaign mode.

But the 'campaign high' couldn't last and Pres. Obama has yet to pass the fabled '100 days' of his term in office which is only part of the marvel that he's already disappointed many people on multiple issues.

Of course there are several astrological factors involved in the situation for Astrology, like the life on Earth it describes, is complex and multi-layered. And I am about to mention a couple of them unless you stop reading here.

The Inauguration 2009 chart shows a very stressed out Moon (the people; the public) at a critical/crisis point of 29 degrees. (29 degr of any sign is a critical degree as the body there impatiently strains toward the next sign, and one is 'at the end of his/her rope' relating to the sign placement, which in this case is Scorpio.)

The next sign after the Inaugural Moon's 2009 position in Scorpio, sign of big business and creditors, is the happy-go-lucky Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius! Jolly, expansive Jupiter likes to dream big - and that we were anxious to do.

Yes, we-the-people were in trouble and feelin' the pain of others' past political mistakes, financial frauds, and other corruptions by Jan 20, 2009...and a new face was talking the heady language of help-on-the-way. (See photo above.)

And we could say that the people's impatience, tamped down though Mr. Obama tried to make it, is part of the problem now as supporters morph into early flip-floppers and become some of the president's bitterest critics because magic has not been created with a quick wave of a conjurer's wand. Yes, when you lose your job and your family's livelihood, it's extremely easy to succumb to bitterness.

Meanwhile the planet of magic, Neptune, 22Vir25 in America's natal chart (9th house in the oft-used Sibly chart), continues to undergo the cold water of realism with grim-faced Saturn coming to call, a Saturn-to-natal-Neptune transit not exact until late August (2009.)

Right away, most astrologers know that more hopesickness, as Ms. Klein aptly terms it, is waiting to pounce upon wary and unwary Obama supporters and opponents alike.

And with US Neptune conjunct Mr. Obama's natal Mars (to the degree: 22Vir+), we know that the Saturn-to-natal-Mars transit for him is providing a lot of hard work (Mars-Saturn) on his list of actions to take (Mars) which are inhibited by realistic considerations (Saturn.) We also know that we-the-people's ideals, dreams, and hopes (Neptune, in Virgo, sign of work, jobs, and health) have been out of proportion to what one man can reasonably (Saturn) accomplish (Mars.)

Yes, wherever Neptune is positioned in a chart there may be inspiration but also self-delusions, illusions, and deception. That's why Saturn's visit there can seem a cold bucket of grim reality's water. And no matter who had moved into the Oval Office in Jan 2009, America would be experiencing this transit and this quality of reaction.

Yet it seems harder with Pres. Obama because our hopes are set so very high for populist solutions, both practical and inspired.

'Don't get your hopes up too high' is good advice, and 'the bigger they are, they harder they fall' is a good descriptor of what's going on post-inauguration with Obama hopesickness but click above and let Naomi Klein explain her new lexicon for BHO disappointment, if you will, as some people have entered the 'buyers' remorse' phase while others are arriving there soon.

Personally I'm waiting for jobs (Virgo) to be created (Saturn = form and manifestation on the earthly plane) to ease the people's pain before I give up entirely on the mortal shoulders of this one man. Job creation would be a most welcome and positive expression of Saturn-to-Neptune-in-Virgo since Saturn can stabilize what he touches as well.

Yet the fact that Saturn-Neptune together can make for secret government, deceptive government, communism, socialism, and other such unpalatable things for America's usual menu, is even more important than pig-in-poke disappointment, for a New World Economic Order may require America to kowtow to a global boss which most probably won't be the US at the top of the power heap.

Or if it is, we won't recognize the old girl as we be pine for our Lady Liberty.

So how involved and culpable President Barack Obama is in the enabling of a one-world-government agenda - which requires the breaking down of our nation - remains to be seen in full but my sense is that that will be an even greater disappointment to the American people (assuming BHO completes his term in office. Or even if he doesn't.)

His role in such plans, if indeed they succeed, will be bitter fodder for years to come as our Neptunian campaign-promise-gullibility is once again exposed to the light of Saturnian realism. His natal Mars conjunct US natal Neptune shows that our expectations (Neptune) of what Mr. Obama can do (Mars) has clouded (Neptune) our perceptions of his actions (Mars.)

But as Naomi Klein mentions in her article, realism is a good thing.

For no one can solve problems until they're acknowledged and identified - and we need lesson-bringer Saturn's magic wand of clear assessment to help us with this tremendous task.

The Life of Nostradamus + 1999's King of Alarm Eclipse

It is my opinion that the world hasn't been the same since the Solar Eclipse of August 11, 1999 with its stressful Grand Cross hung upon the mid-degrees of the Fixed signs of Taurus (ox), Leo (lion), Scorpio (eagle), and Aquarius (angel), and that this relates to Revelation's prophecy of the angels letting go the winds of war and strife.

Now you don't have to agree with my Biblical view of the Eclipse, but you can't deny that the world is experiencing increasing numbers of wars and strife, can you?

This difficult Solar Eclipse in the 1 North Series was predicted hundreds of years ago by physician, seer, and astrologer Michel de Nostradame, known in modern times as Nostradamus, and it has a few nicknames you've heard before: the Mother of All Eclipses, King of Alarm Eclipse, King of Terror Eclipse, and Nostradamus' Eclipse. Some have said (astrologer Nicholas Campion, if memory serves) that there is a difficult financial component to the Eclipse as well.

Well, considering the attacks of 9/11/01 on the World Trade Center and the gold in the Tower's basement along with Deustche Bank's offices there (and other financial institutions, if memory serves), a financial component seems probable since that's what has been rapidly changing for the worse in the New Millennium (except for the power elite - they're cornering the world's wealth. Do you know it? Can you feel it?)

Yes, financial collapse has issued forth like ripples on a pond from September 11, 2001 to 2008/09's financial crisis - and this reluctant astrologer suspects that the ill effects of greed, corruption, and the 'big plans for world domination' of the select few are continuing to reverberate with excessive war costs destroying the American economy as the US military industrial complex grinds down the dreams of future generations while "collaterally" killing and maiming millions of innocent people along with those who stand up to it.

Written during the Bush-Cheney terms in office, here's my post on the King of Alarm Eclipse with chart image, if you'd care to view. Do notice the Images for Integration for Sun Leo-Moon Leo of this Eclipse...especially the second one about the 'new king.'

Here's a site with the most complete story on the life of Nostradamus that I've ever found, down to the French-with-English-translation of his epitaph.

Now in case the above-linked image of the 8.11.99 Eclipse chart doesn't display well enough for your squinty peepers, here it is again - but you may want to click the link above to read my notes on the Eclipse.

And click the image below to enlarge for viewing some basic info added to the chart:

Note Venus triggering 1999's Eclipse degree; two more posts on the subject:

The Fed expected to cut rates today from September 18, 2007 about the worsening 'credit crunch'; included: Sept 18, 2007 was the 60th birthday of the CIA, with the agency's Pre-Natal Eclipse Series (3 North) being the PE of the attacks of 9/11/01...synchronicity at play? Plus, 9/11's Neptune '6AQ', at its Founding of Islam degree..."A Performer of a Mystery Play."

Or, if you prefer for 9/11's Neptune: '7AQ'..."A Child Born of an Eggshell"...'EMERGENCE OF GLOBAL MAN for the New Age' (Rudyar); America's primary White Lodge, akaThe White House, has a certain room shaped like an egg: the Oval Office. Synchronicity at play once again?

Then there's King of Alarm Eclipse of August 1999, which was written in January 2008 and contains...well, you'll just have to see!

Note on Commenting: all pertinent comments are welcomed here (although moderated) because we're all in this together, m'peops. And one little planet Earth is all any of us have got.

Apr 17, 2009

Stars Over Washington adds Congress' TweetStream

Yes, Twitter's excellent real-time TweetStream has been added in SO'W's sidebar column for both Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill.

Let's see how well the social experiment of Congress members keeping in touch with we-the-people works out bwo of 140-character-or-less tweets - just how good are Washington Twitterers in the updating game?

Henry Brook Adams Feb 16, 1838

Member of one of America's most famous political families, Henry Brook Adams was an academician, historian, novelist, and journalist, and a very interesting man. His book,The Education of Henry Adams, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1919.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts on Feb 16, 1838 (NS), hour unknown, the intellectual Mr. Adams has Sun in Aquarius (appr 27AQ - conjunct US natal Moon, the people, in our Sibly chart, an astrological link implying that he could've been president as were his grandfather and great-grandfather, but he wasn't interested!), and his Moon in Scorpio, sign of big business, deep thinking, sex, secrecy, and possible betrayals.

I've also been looking at charts for his wife's suicide - Clovis Hooper Adams - for clues as to why she would kill herself while leading the (seemingly) charmed life of a Washington DC socialite with a well-connected, brilliant husband. At her marriage, she herself was the daughter of the wealthiest man in Boston! No, money can't buy you love or happiness apparently.

Mrs. Adams' birth date is proving elusive to come by but perhaps there were inherited tendencies toward depression...or despair over her world-traveling husband's paramours? I don't know, I'm just typing out loud. Maybe one spurred the other - and a certain sex club may have had something to do with her state.

Well, let's snag a peek at Henry Adams' Air-Water Sun AQ-Moon Scorpio blend:

Powerful intellect, keen insight, detached intensity, and egoistic, this blend describes a proud reformer and astute observer, one with a scientific turn of mind, yet with much passion and sensuality.

Brooding desires, hatreds, jealousies, and cravings vie with the detachment of an Aquarian Sun, the rational scientist.

~One might wonder about the exclusive club formed in their heyday with a few friends and called, the 'Five of Hearts' club...when I checked the Tarot deck for the Five of Hearts, the keyword says: Disappointment. Were they 19th century 'swingers'? Or was it formed as a 'lonely hearts club'? Kind of weird and who can really know?~

So what about relationships for Sun AQ-Moon Sco?

This combo tends to blow hot and cold, not easy for a long-term partnership, imo. Passions can be marshaled in a machine-like way, and total devotion can be given (if desired) and is expected in return. (Can you imagine how an extra-marital affair could wreak havoc here?)

This blend is never frivolous with its feelings which results in an all-or-nothing attitude that can become totally absorbed in a relationship.

The Adamses married in 1872 and 'the Mrs' committed suicide on Dec 6, 1885, a day of a New Moon 14Sag39, and with transiting Saturn (loss; restriction; accountability) conjunct the Sun of their wedding day, June 27, 1872. Wedding Day charts show husband = Sun, and wife = Moon, and their marriage began with Sun and Moon square one another, an aspect of blockages and obstacles between them.

The Saturn-to-natal-Sun transit can be a bleak period or time as America experienced in 2005 with Hurricane Katrina and with other Bush-related events for which responsibility was not taken...still hasn't and won't be, according to former White House press secretary Scott McClellan who says the Bush 'alternate reality' team has been meeting to reinvent Bush's presidential history for future reference.

So no matter what their private relationship was like, Sun-to-Saturn shows great depression for Mr. Adams who upped his world travels after his wife's death - his favorite traveling companion being artist John LaFarge, with Japan and Polynesia on their agenda. Still, it sounds as if he were attempting to out-run his memories, doesn't it?

The 'Images for Integration' for Sun AQ-Moon Sco are as follows...

A scientist dissects a scorpion with great tenderness and absolute precision...A researcher presents his findings to colleagues at a 'Science for Humanity' conference...Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

(Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

As a well-traveled journalist, Adams knew a lot about the newspaper industry of his day and you may wish to read more about his anti-semite views of it at Jude's Threshold along with a few of his quotes.

Or check out his bio at Wikipedia if you so desire, where you may discover that another of his illustrious ancestors was a signee of the US Constitution.

Apr 16, 2009

Leaden priorities of the CDC

From leaden pipes come shrivelled brains and violent urges suggested by the high levels of lead in the bloodstreams of DC children (test studies 2001 - 2004.)

~Glad my children were born in DC years earlier.~

The lackluster and possibly criminal performance of the Center for Disease 'Control' in this instance is most disappointing and bodes ill for future confidence in the CDC as their circular logic to hide their culpability is full of holes at best.

When on the hot seat, blame the labs who 'lost' the tests - as if the CDCers couldn't have asked for more copies! One again 'corporate politics' trumps public policy and safety as well.

Way to not go, CDC - you make me feel ashamed especially since you're based in Atlanta, just down the road from where I now type.

And astrologically, lead is the metal of Saturn, planet of accountability, responsibility, and the status quo. Guess keeping lead pipes because you're too cheap to pay for better ones comes under the heading of 'keeping up the status quo' - even if it kills someone.

Hmm...the words, population control, do come disturbingly to mind.


Georgia News:

Today my local radio station, WUGA, is reporting that Paul Collins Broun III has been found with illegal substances at his private school, Athens Academy. He's the grandson of GA Rep. Paul Brown, so you may as well hear the news from a native Athenian, moi.

And no, I did not vote for Mr. Broun but wouldn't wish family troubles on anyone...even a politician, most of whom are infestations who've rotted America to her core. (And I'm not referring to a little marijuana a la young Mr. Broun.)

Apr 15, 2009

US strangled by a financial oligarchy

Perhaps you caught Terry Gross' interview today with former chief economist of the IMF, Simon Johnson who says that breaking up America's financial oligarchy is the country's only hope of recovery. (Read or listen.)

Yet here's someone who only partially agrees with him.

Professor Johnson (MIT's Sloan School of Management) was at the IMF in 2007 and 2008(seems to me he was in the quick money shuffle, but what do I know?), yet he makes a lot of sense: the US government should nationalize banks so they could wipe out bank shareholders, replace failed managers, clean up the balance sheets, and then sell the banks back to the private sector.

Now I'm definitely no economist and my brain is chocked full of antihistamines at the moment, but isn't this much of what FDR did a few decades ago?

Financial oligarchy: government officials and elite members of the financial sector that run the country like a profit-seeking company.

This gives, he points out, the financial sector veto power over public policy.

And we don't have to read about it, we experience and suffer by it every day.

Sounds like an apt description of America's birth chart with Pluto in Capricorn - in the second house of Money and Earning Ability...meaning that we-the-people have had public policy and the common good overridden by the ruling elite since day one. Johnson speaks of 'balance' yet there is no balance in such an arrangement unless good faith and common decency are part of the picture.

One difference now is that 98% of them care not a wit for the common good which they consider expendable to their world domination plans. In fact, it's an obstacle to fulfilling their long-held vision.

And I notice that Prof. Johnson makes no mention of a new world economic order which, if in the works, must be an agenda he is very well acquainted with.

Well I'd have to say that 'financial oligarchy' is what we're saddled with all right - for several years, years which include Simon Johnson's time at the IMF. And I've not yet found mention of just which private persons or entities would be the lucky ducks to buy back the scrubbed banks.

But perhaps Russia could advise us on that.

Moon-Pluto conjunct for Tax Day Tea Party 4.15.09

Update April 16: found At-Largely's the rich buy the stupid. Umm-hmm.

Also please scroll to my post below with musings about whether Tax Day Tea Parties are anti-Obama (bigotry) or not.

Original post begins here:

Today's Tax Day Tea Party movement may gather quite a few participants with the Moon (the people; the public; publicity) meeting up with Pluto, planet of powerful people, publishers, the wealthy, politicians, and secret string-pullers indicating zeal, intense feelings, and propaganda in the air for this group endeavor.

In fact, click the above link for Dec 25, 2000's Solar Eclipse energy being triggered by today's Moon-Pluto conjunction.

Oh - and if applicable to you, please send the US Treasury Department your money!

Apr 14, 2009

Did Bush conspire with Iran?

Prevaricator extraordinaire Ahmed Chalabi says that Bush conspired with Iran before the toppling of Saddam Hussein.

But then the Bush administration wasn't (and isn't) known for its own clarity or truth-telling. Murkiness, oui. Honesty, nyet.

That's one of the troubles with the 'ends justify the means' crowd from the world crime syndicate - or syndicates, whichever more closely applies to the tentacle/s near you. They can't believe one another even when it counts.

It's a bit like the world financial crisis: what is the world coming to when thieves can't trust thieves? Oh yeah - the old saw about there being 'no honor among thieves' is old precisely because it's true.

That they could masquerade as long as they did as 'upstanding corporate businessmen' is one of the biggest jokes of all - with the rest of the world the butt.

Spanish indictment for the 'Bush 6'

Chill the Champagne - The Bush Six to Be Indicted

By Scott Horton

Spanish prosecutors will seek criminal charges against Alberto Gonzales and five high-ranking Bush administration officials for sanctioning torture at Guantanamo.


He said 'The Bush Six'! Sounds a little like a six-pack of malt beverage but a lot more sour - and champagne may be premature.

Actually I grumped about this indictment on April 7, a week ago, and look forward to results from abroad even as I suspect that an indictment way off in Spain may be merely a way to placate those who believe the Bush regime was a criminal enterprise authorizing torture (along the lines of Saddam's much-reviled 'torture chambers'), and that ultimately no justice will be served from Spain's efforts, noble though they may be.

Hope I'm wrong about that. The weasels.

NASA's STEREO looking for ancient planet remains near Earth

NASA's twin STEREO solar observatories are entering a mysterious region of space to search for an ancient planet that once orbited our Sun and which may have collided with Earth and formed our lovely Moon.

Now I admit to a deep preference for the Biblical account - that our Moon was created to give us a lantern during what would have been very dark nights without our Luna, but the article and probe's mission are very interesting all the same.

Even 'Lagrange points' (an astrological term as well) are part of STEREO's search.

In fact, the 'ancient planet collision forms Moon' scenario echoes what some astrologers have said for years concerning possibilities such as a 'missing moon' or a point such as a 'Dark Moon' and other mystery planet potentials. Plus, 'Dark Moon Lilith' and 'Dark Moon w'mat2' come to mind as well.

Scientists think that STEREO's search may turn up remains from what they're calling 'Theia,' a proto-planet whose remains are referred to as 'Theiasteroids.'

And you can help find Theiasteroids by scrutinizing photos from STEREO as they come in!

So check out the STEREO article for tantalizing possibilities.


No, I'd never heard of hypothetical planet 'Theia' when I rendered Thea identifying with her mask in 2007 for if I had, her name might have been spelled differently! (Please click past the adult content warning if you're age 17+.)

Apr 13, 2009

Listen to Jupiter's radio storms!

Space Weather News for April 13, 2009

RADIO STORMS ON JUPITER: On April 11, an amateur radio astronomer in New Mexico heard loud pops and crackles coming from the loudspeaker of his shortwave receiver. The sounds resembled terrestrial lightning, but the source was not on Earth. It was a radio storm on Jupiter.

You can listen to the sounds on today's edition of SpaceWeather News.

Astronomers have long known that Jupiter produces strong shortwave radio bursts detectable from Earth; the fact of Jupiter's "radio activity" is not news. However, now may be the best time in decades to listen to the giant planet. The sun is in the pits of a century-level solar minimum. Low solar activity increases the transparency of Earth's atmosphere to shortwave radio waves, allowing signals from Jupiter to more easily and clearly reach the ground.

At the same time, terrestrial radio interference subsides (another side-effect of solar minimum), so Jupiter bursts are easier to identify.

2009 is going to be a good year for Jupiter. The planet is moving away from the sun and may now be seen shining brightly in the eastern sky before dawn. Students, teachers and amateur scientists who wish to try listening as well as watching should consider building their own radio telescope.

Kits are available from NASA's Radio JOVE Program.


Astrologically we could also say that "2009 is going to be a good year for Jupiter" the planet of money, expansion, ethics, and ideologies thanks to the 13-year-cycle of Jupiter's Great Conjunction with Neptune from late May 2009 to December 2009 - as the Fed's grand plan of creating excess liquidity to flood markets everywhere continues to float fancy yachts and sink modest boats within the storms of Washington's and Wall Street's speculation and fraud.

Now Jupiter prefers to do better than that but nebulous Neptune isn't usually as picky! Or perhaps it's more correct to say that Neptune would be pleased to act above board if human beings were more ethical.

Tax Day 'Tea Party' Astrology: Mars conjunct Uranus 4.15.09

Update Tuesday 4.14.09: after writing the following post yesterday concerning Wednesday's Tea Party hullaballoo while attempting to not credit or blame the GOP with the concept, it turns out that one of the Tax Day Tea Party organizers has distinct GOP ties - which makes me wonder: innocent - or trying to hide something?

Original post begins here:

Across America this April 15 'Tax Day Tea Party' rallies are being staged at town halls and state capital buildings (most are at noon) to protest spendthrift deficit government spending - some sources say 'stimulus package' also which in my book has to include the Bush administration - and massive bailouts (which definitely include the Bush administration.)

Over taxation is an allied issue as well but this may be where people like Newt Gingrich show their hands because the rich fear financing the poor and needy.

Now I'm Jill-come-lately to looking at Astrology charts of these events but you don't have to look for long to be aware that April 15, 2009 is the day of the cyclic conjunction of Mars and Uranus, together the revolutionary pair.

Not surprisingly, "a new American revolution" is a phrase being bandied about concerning 2009's 'Tax Day Tea Party' and, of course, Mars and Uranus form a wide conjunction in Gemini in the US natal chart of 1776 (8 and 22 Gemini.)

You may even give merit to the natal version of what I think may be Benjamin Franklin's preference for America's birth chart by his reputed insistence that the Declaration of Independence be signed at 2:21 or 2:22 AM lmt (July 4, 1776, Philadelphia, PA) - Mr. Franklin the Astrologer is pictured on the $100 bill with the Independence Hall clock pointing to 2:21/2:22. A chart set for this time and place gives Uranus precisely rising which is why I'm investigating this chart more and more. Yet the Sibly version (5:10 pm lmt) certainly times perfectly the attacks of 9/11 with the tr Pluto-Saturn opposition across the ASC/DESC axis. Perhaps both charts are relevant even though Uranus was discovered in 1781.

On Wednesday, April 15, 2009, the Mars-Uranus conj is exact in Washington, DC from 5:57 am to 6:27 am edt; ascending degrees range from 9Ari52 to 22Ari07, with asteroid Nemesis (keywords: the unbeatable foe; divine retribution) 22Ari35 and rising at 6:27 am. Midheaven degrees: 5Cap25 to 12Cap21 placing US natal Jupiter, then natal Sun at the HOW? Point of the chart - the IC, or Foundation of the matter. Money and mission matter, indeed.

5:57 to 6:27 am edt:
Sun 25/26Aries, Moon 2Cap14 to 2:28, a Fire-Earth blend which gives these 'Images for Integration':

'A young soldier is rewarded by the King for exceptional bravery in the cause of freedom and individual human rights...Columbus discovers America, and a new world order is born.' (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

'Freedom' and 'individual rights' are words associated with Uranus; 'new world order' is a phrase associated with much of the blogging I've done here since 2005 and on jude's threshold...and with the deceitful bailout betrayal, fraud, and greed that have boosted the coffers of the global power elite's one-world-economic-order agenda while beggaring the American people and other ordinary folk trying to exist on the Earth at this time in history.

Mars and Uranus meet at 24Pis27 in the 12th house of Karma, Self-Undoing, and Large Institutions in the chart set for Washington, DC...a political behind-the-scenes meeting perhaps? As you know, Mars conj Uranus indicates risk-takers and those who despise the authority and control of others. I, too, despise what 'my' government has used our tax monies for - their own ends, such as war, the undermining of duly-elected governments abroad, assassins' paychecks, and who knows what else under heaven.

My neck of the woods, Atlanta, GA:

With Sean Hannity's 'Tea Party' broadcasting at the State Capital Building in Atlanta, GA (7 to 9 pm edt), I'm not certain that Capital Hill politicians are particularly worried about this 'new American revolution' as much as they are planning for it. See previous post Congress' closed door meeting of March 13, 2008. But we can bet that police squads will be in place and radicalized against dis-order of the populace, if needed.

Tea Party speakers in Atlanta are said to include former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, country star John Rich, and even "Joe the Plumber" may "stop by"...hopefully the rally's porta-potties are in no danger of failing if they must depend on this fake plumber's services. So who knows how it will go in Atlanta? Hannity's inclusion has made the event's funding requirements considerably higher than they were initially and last I checked, they're seeking more donations.

Another astrological factor to consider for April 15 is the ongoing transit of dissolving, often deceitful, if spiritual Neptune to US natal Moon (we-the-people), a time when we feel a rootlessness as domestic relationships become eroded or more spiritual; sticking to a routine is difficult, but promotional talents can flourish. Prisons may be on Neptune's menu as well.

And very telling is that possessions are subject to loss through carelessness - or by theft.

And that theft is being billed as the impetus for Tax Day Tea Party rallies 2009 - theft of taxpayer monies. The devil is that some of our rich power elites are participating, too, as if they are suffering anything like the financial hardships that we-the-people are undergoing.

Plus, you probably know of the political party formed as the 'Boston Tea Party' as an ideological improvement on the Libertarian Party, and whose platform is based on Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty. The whole Tax Day Tea Party shebang is based on their lead, it seems.

My fret is that their platform to abolish practices which do need abolishing (such as warrantless searches and surveillance, and establishing a total withdrawal of US troops from all nations, and a well-deserved audit of the Federal Reserve) - while they sound good - may be part of a disguised attempt to abolish our nation's sovereignty and thus promote the same old NWO agenda. Tiresome not to know whom to trust, isn't it?

Note: concerning the original
Boston Tea Party of Dec 26, 1773
- it was apparently staged by Masonic Lodge members dressed as Indians! Not that they were the only participants, mind you, and the anti-British government tea-dumping is now considered part of the lead-up to the American Revolution. "No taxation without representation" is still an issue for certain with the fatcats of Washington and their global masters pulling strings against us.

So with the early-Cap Moon of April 15 conjuncting manipulating, plutocratic Pluto (planet of powerful publishers at 3Cap+ Rx) during the day, it will be interesting to see if the media (mainstream or otherwise) portrays 2009's Tax Day Tea Party rallies as 'anti-Obama only.'

My advice: don't leave out the de-regulating, thieving Bushies, Clintonites, and the Reaganheads - for they are heisters all!

Apr 12, 2009

Tell me again: why is Pres Obama looking racist?

Here's an article from Stars Over Washington's Looks As If It's True Department:

Obama sides with banks accused of racism which is difficult to believe and even harder to stand for.

He's begun to sound too much like Bush3 for me.

The subprime mortgage case involves several of those Pluto-Chiron isms and I don't think a cute little black'n'white puppy should take precedence over this legal case in the media no matter *who gifted the Portugese water dog to the young Obama daughters (sweet as they are.)

Actually I think it's not about racism for Mr. Obama per se, it's about protecting the financially powerful elite who helped put him in office for such a purpose as this. Perhaps Pres. Obama is more of a monarchist than a racist, hmm?

Well? Have you any thoughts on the matter?


*The new puppy now leaving bundles of joy in the White House is a gift from Senator Ted Kennedy.