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Jul 31, 2010

Chelsea Clinton weds Marc Mezvinsky 7.31.10

This is just a brief heads-up in case you're interested in the Wedding Day Astrology Report of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky who are tying the nuptial knot this very evening in upstate New York, it is reported.

The pair are marrying under a Fire-Fire combo of energies so you may wish to check it out since I presume your invitation to the festivities hasn't arrived in time!

Well, mine didn't either.

In addition, you'll find a link to bio details on former first-daughter Chelsea including her natal chart along with Marc Mezvinsky's birth date.

With Marc's birth time unknown, it's possible that his natal Moon is in late Aquarius, or in Pisces. If it's in Pisces, they have themselves a Sun Pisces (Chelsea)-Moon Pisces (Marc) conjunction very suitable for marriage.

However, it's usually better if the man's Sun conjoins the lady's Moon. In their case (if theirs is a Pisces Sun/Moon combo), the balance of power in their partnership will be on Chelsea's side. Plus, natally Marc's Sun-Neptune conjunction in Sagittarius (and Neptune is a co-ruler of Pisces) indicates an alternating ability to express himself with confidence followed by an over-compensating brashness which may lead to disappointment.

Very creative, yes, but his is a veiled outlook on life: facing harsh realities is not his strong suit! Meanwhile, Chelsea's natal Sun in Pisces-Moon in Leo, and her intensely passionate Venus-Pluto opposition, indicate a strongly romantic nature with a zest for life, and with something of a Cinderella quality to it.

But why fret when the couple's exalted social position, wealth, and powerful connections will always 'save their bacon' so that life's 'harsh realities' may never have to be fully faced at all!

Jul 30, 2010

Lunar Eclipse 29Gem21 Horoscope Dec 21, 2010



Set for Washington DC, the horoscope of the December 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse 29Gem21 has financial and business implications for the USA and falls upon a critical, crisis-ridden 29th degree. Old business needs to head on up and move on out, but will it?

(Please click image to enlarge the horoscope.)

So perhaps I'm skipping ahead a bit posting the Dec 2010 Lunar Eclipse chart now since much will occur between now and the end of the year - but I think it's pertinent to today's debate on the potential for a double dip recession here in America. I will focus on the eclipse as it pertains to America yet because other nations and entities will be affected by the eclipse as well, I will list them and which of their natal planets are affected at the end of this post when I update it later on. So bookmark, if you wish, and leave your own comments, if you will.

Lunar Eclipse December 21, 2010 3:13:16 am edt Washington DC; Hour of Mercury which is Rx and Lord of the Eclipse; Moon and Mars are out-of-bounds; ASC 6Sco57 with Venus 13Sco55 rising; Eclipse falls across the 2/8 axis of Shared Resources, Big Business, Transformation, Earning Ability, Possessions, and Talents.

You see a full 2nd house containing Mercury 26Sag16 Rx, Sun 29Sag21, North Node (NN) 2Cap44, and Pluto 4Cap57 conjunct Eros (a piercing); Mars is just barely in 3rd house @ 10Cap10. Mars and Pluto are opposing US natal planets in Cancer which are marked outside the chart and snugged around 9th cusp. Even the transiting SN 2Can44, a separative Saturnian point, is affecting natal Venus in December 2010.

(Other natal placements from America's natal chart are marked as well as is Inaugural Moon 2009 which sits upon President Obama's natal Mc - here both are being transited by the difficult Mars/Saturn midpoint in 1st house...Mars/Saturn = Moon (the people): moodiness or depression; a fit of weakness; Mars/Sat = Mc: the power of resistance; endurance; necessity to overcome many difficulties; mourning.)

Lord of the Eclipse Mercury makes only one applying aspect, a square to moneybags Jupiter indicating judgments made based on insufficient or faulty evidence, a search for an easy way out, poor planning, and a lack of the discipline needed to attain goals. Check the business and financial facts before furthering your plans and don't jump to conclusions! Especially with a Solar Eclipse opposing US natal Sun (the leader) awaiting us on the other side of the New Year - at another critical degree.

In the Lunar Eclipse chart, Mercury represents its usual things: young people, communicators such as reporters, pundits, and writers, commerce and trade, modes of travel, and thinking processes. Equipment breakdowns are possible, and contracts and negotiations proceed with difficulties, fits and starts. Mercury Rx often indicates delays or mistakes, and reviews and rethinking are needed.

With a red dotted line, I have taken the liberty of sketching a sort of YOD pattern (crisis; turning point; special task; Finger of God) with the Pluto/ASC sextile focusing on the 8th cusp, in Gemini, the dualistic sign of duplicity and multiplicity. Problems continue as this Lunar Eclipse reveals hidden secrets in finance and business. And there's trickster Pan 6Gem47 Rx ('panic') sits upon the eclipse's 8th cusp with gold-hoarding Midas 8Gem27 Rx nearby and conjunct US natal Uranus 8Gem55.

With 'Big Business' Scorpio rising, Mars and Pluto rule the chart; their applying aspects are as follows:

1. Mars semisquare Neptune 26AQ27 (1A18) in 4th house and still visiting with America's natal Moon (we-the-people) causing a sense of rootlessness, homelessness and foreclosures, and a large amount of fraud directed at royally hornswaggling us. Chiron 27AQ07 is there, too, which shows that our perceptual shields are wide open - we know that fraud is the order of the day but generally most of us feel powerless (Moon/Neptune) to do much about it. (We must not give up on America!!!);

2. Mars semisquare Chiron (1A57), and thus US natal Moon: irritation with wounding leads to action and/or emotional outbursts (?);

3. Mars square Saturn 16Lib06 (5A56, and in the midst of our US Saturn Return 14Lib48 = 12th cusp) = aggression alternates with apathy, timing may be off, and hindsight is 20/20.

Pluto's applying aspects are as follows:

1. Pluto sextile ASC (2A00): willpower to persevere, can move forward and recover, and has a need to overcome the fear of, and obsession with, loss.

2. and 3. Pluto opposing Moon (5A36): bitterness and resentment toward those who want to control us, and a need for compromise; 3. extremist or manipulative behavior, a lust for authority, and intolerance toward unfair social or political systems.

You see marked on the chart (in pink) a multi-T-Square which is dissociate with both Mutable and Cardinal planets involved, and all are pointing to the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction in Pisces in the 5th house of Speculation, Gambling, and Creative Pursuits.

Though not apex here in a T-SQ, Mr. Hades still forms a midpoint picture with the societal planets, Jupiter and Saturn so we have...

Jupiter/Saturn = Pluto: any amount of work or trouble in order to attain the desired aims slowly but surely; immense efforts; separation; restriction; violent changes (Ebertin.)

Pluto is apex in two other midpoint pictures...

Sun/Mars = Pluto: fanaticism or one-sidedness in work; making great efforts; unscrupulous procedures; overtaxing one's strength; violence; war.

Venus/Neptune = Pluto: a painful renunciation.

Well, that's it for today. I hope you'll check back soon and we'll continue considering the next eclipse, the Lunar Eclipse of December 21, 2010.

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Update Oct 19, 2010: actually what I want to add here relates in part to the next Solar Eclipse of January 4, 2011 which opposes US natal Sun (the leader) and to the Sygyzy Moon (previous lunation) of the attacks of 9/11/01 = a Lunar Eclipse on June 21, 2001 @ 13Cap39, the degree and minute of the Jan 4, 2011 Solar Eclipse - issues and conditions of 2001 return to 2011.

Plus, the upcoming Dec 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse falls, as you know, upon a crisis degree 29Gem21 (one degree from 9/11's Moon) and bodes ill for financial markets and the US economy. With the Solar Eclipse of Jan 4, 2011 stimulating a crisis degee (13Cap38/39, we find in its Sabian Symbol ('13Cap' = "A Fire Worshiper") that 'overestimation of personal capacity' is a caution for this degree which may affect many areas of life but here we speak of financial considerations and war preparations.

Interestingly, the January 2011 Solar Eclipse has 00Can36 upon its 8th cusp (High Finance; Transformation; the Occult) when the chart is set for NYC (4:02:32 am est) which conjures for us the Pre-Natal Solar Eclipse Series prior to the 9/11 attacks = *3 North Series which manifested on June 21, 2001 @ 00Can11, a World Point of Prominence:

'overexcessive; traumatic transformations through news received, perhaps concerning young people; large-scale projects are wanted yet one must not get carried away'. As we know, the Bush-Cheney administration and the Pentagon did get very much 'carried away' as they intended all along (with One World Government plans, y'know), and our nation teeters upon the brink of bankruptcy now (9/11's Moon '28Gem' (we-the-people) = "BANKRUPTCY.")

* paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology

There are more time/degree links to the Jan 4, 2011 Solar Eclipse and one is even closer by degree: the Lunar Eclipse of July 5, 2001 which is the Syzygy Moon (prior lunation) to 9/11/01 and occurred @ 13Cap39 precisely conjunct Jan 4, 2011's Solar Eclipse degree. Similar issues return, and may relate to terrorism and war, yes, but also relates closely to banking failures and/or financial crashes, sad to say.

The Lunar Eclipse degree of June 21, 2001 00Can11, appears on the 8th cusp of the Jan 4, 2011 Solar Eclipse when set for NYC and July 5, 2001's Venus at crisis degree 29Tau55 exactly opposes 2009's US Inaugural Moon 29Sco45 and sits upon the DESC in the Jan 4, 2011 Solar Eclipse chart.

And when we set the July 5, 2001 Lunar Ecl chart for the White House, we get the Mars/Pluto in Sag pair snugged around the chart's IC ('the drain'; endings; domestic scene) so we have:

Mars/Pluto = MC: learning to gain control and use powerful or extreme measures for increasing stature or standing; fulfillment of certain ambitions by attaining influence; principles which propel you to success; dealing with might on either side of any issue; major job maneuver; ambition and confidence; danger from a higher power. (Munkasey; Tyl; Ebertin.)

Michael Munkasey gives the Mars/Pluto combo of energies as: 'using police or military forces against criminal elements; attacks using powerful weapontry; a police state with rigid military controls; using suppression and torture as a means for enforcing policy; wars; mayhem; chaos; rape; exporting political theory and upheaval to others as an objective. (Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets.)

That last (which i italicized) reminds me of the Bush-Cheney-neocon 'justification' for preemptive war: "fight them over there so we don't have to fight them here." Orwell much?

Okay, I know this info is on the convoluted side, but if you've managed to stick with me so far, let's recap: the prediction by astrologers and economists that a market crash may be upon us by the end of 2010 is shown in certain eclipse horoscopes which relate to the attacks of 9/11/01 and its lunations.

Jan 4, 2011's Solar Eclipse time links by degree to the Lunar Eclipse which occurred prior to the attacks of 9/11/01 (both @ 13Cap38/39) along with 9/11's Pre-Natal Solar Eclipse (PE) 00Can+ so we may expect similar conditions and issues to arise as we near the end of 2010 and during the first half of 2011.

And if we remember, there were early New Millennial market problems such as the Dot Com Bubble/Crash, plus, market failures and totterings ushered in by the attacks of 9/11 (World 'Trade' Center), so we get a picture of 9/11's market influences rippling into 2011 (including 9/11's unusual 'stop-put options' when mysterious entities made mega-bucks out of the ashes of the World Trade Center attacks, and other market anomalies of that time) which may be reflected by the Dec 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse @ 29Gem21 (technology and communications of Gemini) since 9/11's Moon 28Gem is conjoined by the Lunar Ecl as well as by Jupiter (money) 28Gem21 in the July 5, 2001 Lunar Ecl chart. The Jan 2011 Solar Eclipse's 'Balance of Power' flavor points to potential trade imbalances such as China's manipulation of its currency.

So as you know, we always look for at least 3 indicators in support of a event or factor in horoscopes before we predict what is likely to manifest in the physical realm. Concerning the end of 2010 and the first half of 2011, there are many indicators of societal problems that they have resulted in this convoluted analysis which I salute you for courageously reading to the end.

Combining Material with Spiritual: Chiron's Bridge and Purpose

Concerning difficult times ahead, let us close with excerpts from the Foreward of The Astrological Aspects by the great Charles E. O. Carter whose Law of Nativity and Rule of Excitation must be kept constantly in mind when predicting physical manifestations, whether positive or negative:

"No material influence, astrological or otherwise, can separate man from spiritual and ideal Realities; in fact, so called evil is frequently the instrument by which he is brought to these things.

On the other hand, man is not called upon to deny the special use and value of material things, but he is required, for his own happiness, to appraise them at their true worth, and not to suppose that they are either nothing or everything.

Seeking to avoid responsibilities and difficulties is both futile and ignoble, whether we seek to do so by material means or by mental or magical methods. Such courses have never been advocated by any of the known Great Teachers of mankind, or even by those leaders of mankind who are honoured exoterically, such as Washington, Lincoln, or Mazzini. On the other hand, we should be merely foolish if we neglected all honourable and reasonable precautions in dealing with our emergencies.

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On the other hand, fatalistic views and phrases and arguments that are designed to portray man as the pawn of fate, depress the vitality of body and mind, lead to despair and torpidity, and have a genuine kinship with death. Hence they cannot be true, for it is impossible to believe that man is so constituted that he can only flourish whilst cherishing a false belief in a non-existent freedom.

Finally, I hope that nothing that follows will distress the reader. It is useless to speak as if such an aspect as Mars square Uranus is as pleasant a companion as, say, Mercury conjunction Venus. Science must be frank, Scientists must be courageous and prepared to face facts. But many an apparently difficult configuration will improve upon acquaintance, and few indeed are the horoscopes that do not contain a large portion of good, even in a worldly sense.

As regards the higher part of man's nature, his rational, moral, and aesthetic faculties, it is my firm belief that, if we choose to unfold them, no stellar influence can prevent us, though it may place obstacle and hindrances in our path. There are parts of our lives which the stars do seem to a large extent to dominate, and there is yet greater part which they undoubtedly can affect, both favorably and adversely. It is for us to place our treasure where they cannot penetrate; no easy task, it is true, but probably the only one worth performing."

Charles E. O. Carter June 1930

Rep Anthony Weiner's Rant in the House (video)



Oh you just know I have to post this rant from Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) from yesterday, right? He's calling out Republicans on blocking a bill that would provide free health care for those affected by the toxins of 9/11/01 and his performance gives new oomph and verve to my assertion that it's all Capitol Hill Theater, dahlink!

Actually, Weiner's asertion that the Republicans' objection to the bill on 'procedural grounds' is to give each other cover makes the point as well - anyway, check out this brief video if you've managed to miss it thus far - Weiner wasn't whining, he was yelling. Me likee.

It also illustrates that the continuing 'anything to make Obama fail' ploy of a frustrated, voted-from-the-White-House GOP isn't serving the American people well unless you're a frustrated GOPer yourself - then you may think it's peachy the way things are (not) going.

Well, if you are (and are for unknown reasons reading this populist, common good blog) then I sarcastically thank you for 8 years of Bush-Cheney and the neocon-Zionist wars that have bankrupted our nation and brought such grief and misery to the Middle East and to so many US soldiers and their families.

Bad show. Bad form. Bad politics.

Jul 29, 2010

James Madison's Mars in Capricorn & Continual Warfare

"A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defense against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretense of defending, have enslaved the people."

- James Madison, speech at the Constitutional Convention, June 29, 1787

"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people.

"The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."


-JM "Political Observations" April 20, 1795


Here's my remembrance of James Madison from March 2010 which contains a link to his natal chart. Born March 16, 1751 (NS), James Madison has a brilliant Mercury/Uranus conjunction in Aquarius and Mars @ 11Cap49 which is being transited as I type by the North Node of the Moon, a point of public contact or encounter.

Ah yes, Mars exalted in Capricorn: ruled by cautious Saturn, this placement for fiery Mars gives its native an ability to focus energy in the most efficient manner possible, a constructive way of doing things, and much circumspection before action is taken by way of preconceived plans. Jimmy would never have rushed America into war, based on lies or otherwise.

Mr. Madison not only knew better, he cared better for our nation.

(And you may as well know that I am unabashedly partial to former first lady Dolley Madison, too. She wasn't simply stylish in her day - she showed spunk under fire on behalf of America!)

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Servicemen discuss local Police State activities (video)



Here's Part I of The Alex Jones Show concerning the activation and deployment of our police and military forces in local areas - of the United States. Wonder what they're expecting to happen? Got an idea what the US government is preparing for?

It's almost as if someone in government is aware of the Cardinal T-Squares and Grand Cross lining up, isn't it? Or more precisely, someone is aware that the soon-to-perfect square between the revolutionary pair, Uranus and Pluto, marks a peak in their cycle which began in the mid-1960s! Are they readying for riots, strikes, protests, and - popular movements by the people against a lying, strong-arming government?

Well, to view Part II click here.

Plus, I had picked up on a tiny story in May 2010 but have not seen mentioned again or explained: the sighting of a United Nations military convoy rolling through Pennsylvania.

Seems to be lots of military training going on in the German sounding 'homeland', m'peops. We should pay close attention while we still can before we suffer a military coup in the US. Oh wait! We already had the first phase: 9/11/01.

Jul 28, 2010

One reason the GOP blocked Dems' DISCLOSE Act

Ignoring for a moment the constant one-ups-manship and 'ego games with important consequences' between our national-international political parties (based in Washington DC - you know the ones), I have an opinion about one of the reasons the DISCLOSE Act was blocked - with the ongoing Cardinal T-Square's Pluto at work squaring/blocking other planets which are engaged simultaneously in tangled opposition - relationships; awareness - with one another...well, I don't have to tell you that it's a difficult, noisy war being waged on a higher level above our noggins (for evolutionarily speaking, we are mere children in the universal scheme of things) and thus in our collective psyche yet it's a war that doesn't have to be expressed as violently against the common good as the power elite would have it.

Refuse to be manipulated!

Now we all know that the current Cardinal T-SQ and off-on Cardinal Cross bring times of tribulation, and it even includes things such as a minority party blocking progress (described by another exact opposition between status quo Saturn on - here, the Rs - and progressive (BHO) Uranus on Monday July 26 (2010; view chart) -- both are being blocked by apex (focal point) Pluto in Capricorn. And Mr. Hades holds all the puppet strings (as he wants us to think.)

Meanwhile, traditionalist Saturn and upstart Uranus are going at it hand to hand across the relationship/balance/war axis, Aries-Libra. But is Pluto interfering on subtle levels in their relationship dynamics? Primal violence is often the most effective arrow in his quiver and humankind pays the price through this dark force's frantic struggle for control of the human race, as down he goes. More guises of Pluto: devil, psychiatrist, Pope.

Eventually transiting Pluto, god of the underworld (and I mean that in every lousy, anti-social, psychopathic way you don't want to imagine), will return to his position in America's natal chart ('charts' for there are many potential birth dates and times for the US but basically Pluto = 27Cap33 Rx) and I think secret hand, wealthy bankster, saboteur and assassin Pluto has already left his psyche-you-out calling card on the world's hall tables, the fancy and the plain.

Well! WikiLeaks' Julian Assange is on TV now in a re-broadcast of last evening's interview conducted by journalist Amy Goodman on DemocracyNow! (which I get bwo of LINK TV.)

And Mr. Assange is correct, I think - America's wars are unsustainable, not easy to exit, and yet we must end them. It's a bitter pill for the Vulcans among us, but frankly, m'dear, I don't give a ham for the warmongers of the world who sit in their libraries and bank vaults while directing young men and women to their deaths as if they were pawns on a chess board.

Yes, the Crashing of America IS their goal and they're doing a good job of it, aren't they? Because now our nation is locked into a death spiral of war and bankruptcy engineered by dark forces - and we-the-people seem to be the only ones desperate for a 180-degree Turn of Direction!!!

Candidate Obama pretended he'd help end the madness, but this seems to have been a campaign ruse. Did he believe his NWO masters would withdraw their crusading footprints from the Middle East because President Obama said Pretty Please? He's a smart guy. And I think he knew the game very well, sorry to say.

So it remains for our citizen-zombies created by drugs both legal and illegal, programmed by entertainment trances and other methods meant to weaken the populace in every way - to awaken from their slumbers. And perhaps now that it's become of great financial consequence to so many, larger numbers of people will pay closer attention to what's really going on here and become active in non-violent displays of dissent.

They say that just recognizing and identifying a monster can go a long way toward lessoning his power and eventually vanquishing him. I submit that here is where monster Pluto comes in.

But sad to say, there's some ill news about the Horoscope for Inauguration 2013 (on Monday Jan 21, 2013): at Midheaven (Mc = The Goal; Aspirations; WHY?) lies not only US natal Pluto, but Vulcan; at Ic (Endings; The Drain; HOW?) lurks Vulcanus, both named for the myth concerning a jealous blacksmith, an iron-fashioner of war weapons.


Things were already bad enough but then his lady Venus betrayed him, you see, by messing around with lusty Mars - and these vulcanic archetypes turning up in the US Inauguration 2013 horoscope are indicative of vengeance, war, and strife or the preparation for war - made more apt to physically manifest in the world for the presidential term (2013 - 2017) because weapon-maker Vulcan has the Mc/Ic axis on both ends, going and coming, upon which to do his worst.

He has four years for the Inauguration 2013 horoscope to be in effect (or until the next US president, if we keep having them, takes the Oath, as mere titular heads or not.) Nuclear concerns cannot be ruled out. Pluto loves this since 'he' was discovered in 1930 and announced the atomic era. (More's the pity for all humankind when that natural law was broken for it brought the world the abomination of desolation and the subsequent contamination they can never be honest with us about.)

Yes, more chart study for Inauguration 2013 must be carried out, of course, for many other chart factors must be weighed in spite of such a strong signature of exactly what our world does not need - more war.

The good news is that we have time to divert the worst of it if we-the-people can manage soon to throw off the dark mantle that's been tossed over our collective right shoulder. More on that later if anyone is interested...because a certain Sabian Symbol describes a very telling and fateful picture.

Well. I almost forgot to say what I consider to be one of the reasons the GOP blocked the Dems' DISCLOSURE Act...

Why, to keep their true faces hidden within the shadows, as you know!

Kalamazoo Oil Spill vs Lake Michigan July 2010

Over 800,000 gallons of oil spilled into Talmadge Creek and the Kalamazoo River on Sunday and Monday, July 25 and 26. Eight million gallons of oil traverse the area every day en route from Indiana to the major refinery town of Sarnia, Ontario. A Canadian company, Enbridge Inc, owns the pipeline.

The Kalamazoo Oil Spill disaster is sending 800k gallons of oil toward Lake Michigan.

You can find more details on Susan Casey-Lefkowitz's Blog.


My thanks to Alex D'Atria for the news tip.

Plus, adding insult to injury, there's now another oil fiasco going on in another part of the Gulf of Mexico (photo included.)

Jul 27, 2010

BP to take almost $10 billion in US tax cuts

Can BP head Tony Hayward leave any sooner than October 1, 2010?

Too late, for BP has decided to take nearly $10 billion in US tax credits to offset the costs of cleaning up and compensating the Gulf Coast due to the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout and its subsequent environmental disaster extraordinaire.

Besides the raw audacity of this tax credit move, its brazenness points out to me how big corporations hold all the cards on their side (with the US government's collusion) for even when industrial titans seem poised on the verge of paying up fairly for their wrongs, transgressions, and cost-saving neglect they can always pull a legal rabbit out of a privileged and silken top hat...perhaps the one they wore last to the yacht races.

Why, it's almost another form of corporate welfare, isn't it? What a sneaky way of transferring corporate costs incurred by their own hand onto the backs of US taxpayers!

And it will be interesting to see if our hallowed US Congress can - or will - move an exalted muscle (so weakened is Congress by executive privilege encroachments these last few years) to do a single, practical thing about BP's tax dodge.

But that's with camera ops and long-winded grandstanding notwithstanding, of course.

A podcast on Political Astrology now available!

Just a brief heads-up for those who may wish to listen to a fresh podcast interview which Practical Astrology's Victoria Bazeley conducted with me concerning Political Astrology, and it's now available at WebTalkRadio.

I feel so 'New Millennial' doing my first-ever podcast, you know, and only 10 years in. So click for a freebie listen, or the interview may be downloaded for later listening, if you prefer. And don't be surprised if you detect my (slight?) southern drawl.

'Political Astrology' is a modern term for looking at politics, political events, politicians, nations, weather, natural disasters, and world concerns using the excellent lens of Astrology; all Political Astrology is Mundane Astrology but not all Mundane Astrology is political.

But there's a statement that needs correcting from the interview: I mention an article now on my drafting board for Julie Demboski's e-zine Eclipse - that I am using for my article the Jefferson-Dunlap version of America's natal chart (1:51 am LMT.) This is not true. In my files are many versions of the US birth chart with most set for July 4, 1776, but with various birth times garnered from the notes or journals of our Founders. Some times are based on additional historial records as well, so many potential Ascendants make for quite a puzzlement concerning America's true natal horoscope.

After all, using various Ascendants can create various chart-rulers so the astro-plot thickens considerably. And it takes years of study and chart rectification through the timing of major events to gain a sense of which chart to use, which one 'works' best. The attacks of 9/11/01 spotlights the Sibly version (5:10 pm LMT) since 2001's Saturn-Pluto opposition falls on its ASC-DESC axis with transit Pluto to natal ASC, tr Saturn to n DESC. Even before 9/11, America's Sibly chart is the one I used most often myself for that and for other reasons.

However, these days I am experimenting with different versions (Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, or Sagittarius rising!) Plus, it's possible to use a variety of US charts for certain issues; ex: Scorpio rising for spying agencies, surveillance, the occult, and/or Big Business. As said, the astro-plot thickens considerably.

However, the Jefferson chart I use for my Eclipse e-zine article is not the 'Jefferson-Dunlap' version, as stated (aka, the 'Jefferson-Jones chart' after Marc Edmund Jones' work on it) but the 'Jefferson chart' set for 6:30 pm LMT (July 4, 1776; 29Sag43 rising which keeps Jupiter as chart-ruler; Mc 22Lib44; Hour of Mercury Rx; Chiron conjunct Ic) which gives a Secondary Progressed New Moon for the US which is within one day of America's Secondary Progressions which are featured in my article.

Whew! I feel better having said that for it's bothered me for days that I "misspoke" during the podcast interview with Victoria - not a huge gaffe, to be sure, yet you and I both know that if I were a DC denizen and perpetrator of Washington politics, a mere 'misspeak' would be all I'd ever admit to!

Of sassy Virgo virgins and Mars-Neptune quincunxes

Today I've been moseying around the internet picking a small bouquet of articles for you, dear reader, and you simply cannot go wrong with Julie Demboski's take on the current Virgoan energies now shared between lovers Venus and Mars.

Mars now quincunxes (inconjuncts; 150 degrees) nebulous Neptune and shaman Chiron so check out what Julie has to say about this week's Virgoan sassiness with her usual clear-eyed, clearly explained planetary info.

Then Donna Cunningham points us all to the August-September issue of The Mountain Astrologer Magazine where we'll find her brilliant article on quincunxes, the square-peg-in-a-round-hole aspect that figures prominently in Finger of God patterns (YODs) when two quincunxes point to a third planet; the two planets in sextile (60 degrees) make a base which results in a shape that favors a squooshed triangle, third planet/s at its apex.

In Astrology, YODs denote a special task or purpose, a crisis, and/or turning point and in natal charts may indicate a purpose, lesson, or undealt-with condition passed down through the generations. It's time to deal in your lifetime with the issues shown by the involved planetary energies if you have a YOD in your chart. And when a YOD pattern forms by progression, it can be like an alarm clock going off saying, Get Busy. Outer planet involvement shows a larger condition which may need your input on behalf of the collective.

Yes, the quincunx is a major, not a minor aspect!

In fact, Mars quincunx Neptune gives an over-anxious, impatient quality to their hook-up and indicates failure of efforts even though one attempts to assert oneself positively. Postpone any hastily made plans when Mars inconjuncts Neptune (whose foggy, nebulous energies tend to gum up or confuse matters quite regularly on its own!)

Relationships can make huge demands on us under a Mars-Neptune quincunx so exploitation is a potential; we find it difficult to see through other people's insincerity. Machinery failures are common, and we're also vulnerable to infections so do what Mama said: wash those hands and cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze please. Even psychosomatic conditions may act up or sabotage us under this influence (which Neptune tends to have a hand in even without Mars coming along.)

And anyone considering doing something shady under Mars quincunx Neptune should be prepared for loads of guilty feelings welling up inside (or even better - reconsider and don't do it!)

Well, those are the good stuff I've found so far in my ramblings today. If you've found, know of, or have written an Astrology article of interest to the collective, do feel free to leave a Comment including its link here for others to follow.

Now for the sakes of Venus, Mars, and magical Neptune, here's Faye's Magic Lamp, one of my Vesta-esque drawings from Cosmic Persona Designs, a collection of fanciful figure studies for the 17+ among us.

Jul 26, 2010

A link to WikiLeaks' "Afghan War Logs"

With a spirit of full disclosure concerning what the US government purports to be doing in my name, I'm posting the WikiLeaks Afghan War Diary 2004 - 2010 link which I had to switch to Firefox as my browser to obtain.

By the time you click to read what the Pentagon has been up to in this privatized-for-profit war in distant Holy Lands - the link may be broken, or links within the page may not be Live. The site may be taken down or otherwise sabotaged.

Therefore, you may wish to try The Guardian.

This will be primarily because the White House and the Pentagon are understandably upset that this massive information dump has occurred and as one of the Vietnam-era Flower Power Generation, perhaps I may be forgiven for remembering fondly Dr. Daniel Ellsberg and his leaking of The Pentagon Papers which helped mightily to change the debate on the Vietnam War, eventually ending US aggression.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has compared the leaking of The Pentagon Papers with the documents he has recently released on his site and - weeks ago - made available to 3 newspapers including The Guardian and Der Spiel.

Yet it seems that so far, the White House isn't 'challenging the veracity' of some of the reports such as the info on Pakistan's ISI spy service working and planning with the Taliban while the Pakistani government facetiously takes billions of dollars of 'aid' from American coffers to allegedly 'fight' the Taliban.

It is said that the newspapers' publishing of the 'Afghan War Logs' have been coordinated with WikiLeaks. This may be considered an 'attack' on the White House and Pentagon - on the nation, actually. The 'national security' card is already being played and will win out, I suppose.

Well! It seems that Sunday evening's Full Moon @ 3AQ00 has brought to light many transgressions which are unavoidable in war. These Bush-Cheney wars were, however, completely avoidable in both cases as they were neocon warhawk wars of choice.

President Obama has so far stuck with the set course toward imperialism and plunder.

My previous post mentions that the Full Moon of July 25, 2010 is/was a Buck Moon, and I wondered where the 'buck stops'...turns out, the buck stops with America and is driven by our government's unquenchable thirst for more power, more resources, more territory, and more wealth.

Even if these things belong to someone else.

Shame.

It's win-at-any-cost and might-makes-right as the tattered, threadbare cap knit together by strands of 'spreading democracy and freedom' is rent now in two and the freedom bells ring hollow in the United States of America this morning.

Surely there can be no going back. Is this An Awakening, perhaps? Out of the slumber of war?

For me there is no patriotic flag large enough to cover the hypocrisy and the out and out criminality of what the American government has perpetrated in Afghanistan and Iraq - in my name.

And my horror includes the idea that it may be my own government whose finger-on-The-Button is most worrisome in this dangerous world where Niobe's Plea too often goes ignored by cynical idealogues who plot against little children while remaining so very far above the fray.



Niobe's Plea is imported from Cosmic Persona Designs (for 17+ only, for Chiffonery Art is involved.)

The Niobe archetype in Myth and Astrology: the grieving mother; this includes Ecology and Eco-Awareness of our living, breathing Mother Earth.

Jul 23, 2010

Aquarius Full Moon of the Buck: July 25, 2010

The Full Moon 3AQ00 on July 25, 2010 @ 9:37 pm edt is an annual Buck Moon and my friend C.J. Wright, author of the wonderful Auntie Moon blog, has published an excellent article telling us how to read a Full Moon in relation to our personal horoscopes.

Check out C.J.'s Full Moon in Aquarius: Feel Like Bucking the System? for details. For where better to go for lunation information than from Auntie Moon herself? ;p

In Washington, they like to say The Buck Stops Here whether they mean it or not. (And yes, it's usually just a political slogan trotted out when expedient.)

But where will the buck stop in your chart for July-August 2010? If you know where '3AQ' falls, there you'll find you inner lunar Bambi! (Mine's in 5th house and I'm still feeling traumatized by a childhood viewing of Disney's film Bambi.)

Now in the Inauguration 2009 horoscope for President Obama, '3AQ' was inhabited by a 10th house Jupiter, planet of big bucks, bankers, The General, professors, gurus and yogis, priests, and Republicans.

If we look to the Sabian Symbols for clues to 2010's Buck Moon we find that:

'3AQ" = "A Deserter from the Navy"...'Keynote: The individual's self-realization through a crucial repudiation of a collective status which has become unbearable. (Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala.)

(My italics in memory of that great Shakespearian bard, Sarah Palin.)

Dane Rudhyar goes on to explain this degree as: 'Something with collective social value is being potentially destroyed, but nature is not the destroyer. Man, the individual, steps out of his bondage to collective patterns and ideals. He may "find himself" by means of a sharp renunciation of his social birthright, i.e. by a crucial process of DESOCIALIZATION.'

Well, many things of collective social value have been and are in process of being destroyed with the collusion of many entities and forces as big industry titans like BP Oil execs seem to have forgotten their own social birthrights as part of the human race. This makes the exploitation of the natural world and of their fellow man more palatable and must in part account for their ability to sleep at night and face themselves in mirrors next morning, imho. (Vampirism notwithstanding.)

Then, if you prefer the rounding-up method for the symbols, there's '4AQ" which may relate more to Inugural 2009 Jupiter 3AQ32 - and this is also Jupiter's position in the natal chart of Bavarian Iluminati founder, *Adam Weishaupt:

'4AQ" = "A Hindu Yogi Demonstrates His Healing Powers"...'Keynote: The disciplined use of spiritual energies in restoring the natural harmony disturbed by man's inharmonic attempts to transcend nature through mind.

It is the spiritual duty of individuals who have been able to tap the vast reservoir of spiritual forces pervading our planet to use these energies for healing their less-fortunate comrades. (...)

Self-discipline, purity of motive, compassion, faith in the divine order are required--and the FOCUSING OF SPIRITUAL ENERGY.'

(My bold in honor of Inaugural Jupiter 2009.)

May people of good faith take the lead in focusing of spiritual energy and thereby put the dark forces behind us, forces which intend only ill for all mankind...even the power elite who imagine themselves above such mundane considerations.

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*Read more on the Astrology of Adam Weishaupt's Illuminati here.

A Blog Note: this Buck Moon weekend will be sparse in the blogging department as I work to complete an article for a certain online magazine. For those with an interest in using the lens of Astrology to look at US history and its effects on the future of America, I hope you'll be open to checking it out. But for now, the article is To Be Announced.

Now here's one of my favorite Full Moon drawings to wish you a Happy Buck Moon!



Full Moon Shining Across the Lake, copyright 2010.

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Brief Update 7.24.10: NPR's book review feature this morning with Scott Simon made a rare mention of author, Pearl S. Buck. The mention seemed of interest to me for Sunday's Buck Moon though one occasionally hears of a long-ago lady author who lived in China until 1934 and used her experience to write her classic novel The Good Earth with a rousingly affectionate and loving description of Chinese peasants and a perfectly rhythmed writing cadence. The novel was a best-seller in 1931 and 1932; it won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck was a prolific literary genius yet her work has been overlooked by cultural gatekeeprs as this article points out and thus is seldom recommended.

Yet Buck was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (1938) and her multiple works of fiction and non-fiction are worth a look from later generations. It's been later than her heyday and in our own times that feminism has successfully been diluted and given a black eye.

Those with short attention spans might better enjoy reading her short stories!

Jul 21, 2010

Is Obama a threat to Social Security benefits?

Can;t resist posting this link so I'll know where to find it myself - it's an interview between Amy Goodman and Dean Baker concerning what's going on with current threats to Social Security by the Obama administration.

And no, I've never considered SS an 'entitlement' program especially since those of us who are self-employed have paid 100% of these taxes through the years and stupidly trusted the US gov to keep their dirty paws off it. Lockbox, schmockbox.

If SS benefits are cut and the retirement age is raised to 70 (who wants a 70-year old worker?! who???) then it will be yet another case of robbery perpetrated upon the under fire American people by their own government, or by tamping down on the government's years of wastefulness by the strong-arming from foreign entities and global fraudsters.

Now who can miss it?

Financial Collapse 2008 was engineered to make the rich richer while starving state, local, and national budgets so that an end to FDR's New Deal programs of what the rich among us call 'entitlements' (not always the correct term to describe what they want to steal) will be accepted by the general population as being 'necessary'.

Riling us up now, aren't they?

Financial Reform Bill signed

President Obama signed into law today his Financial Reform Bill @ 11:48 am edt White House, DC; Hour of Mars; chart-ruler Venus 12Vir25 is in 12th house and makes one major applying aspect (how things will proceed): a square with the Moon (the people); US natal Saturn 14Lib48 is our first natal planet to rise.

Here you see the Horoscope of the Financial Reform Bill signing, aka 'Wall Street Reform' (and thus this horoscope is the natal chart of the bill itself) but we'll have to keep the Wall Street potential for ethics improvement in mind as things go forward:



With separative South Node of the Moon at Mc (The Goal Point), Fixed Star Alhena (to have a mission) at Mc, and the above-mentioned Moon/Venus square, I don't expect the bill to garner much support from the American people especially with the constant and tiresome undermining from the opposing political party whose determination to cause Obama's failure as President affects America the Nation's failing or succeeding as well.

A good point is that the housing market may receive a boost from having NN at IC, the cusp of Home, Domestic Scene, and Real Estate. Yet there is lurking Pluto 3Cap28 Rx in the neighborhood (3rd house) focal planet in a midpoint picture:

Uranus/ASC = Pluto: use of force; a desire to attain success even under the most difficult circumstances; commanding success. There's a midpoint of energies opposing Mercury 20Leo55, planet of contracts and such...the combo = radical reforms; reformist policital groups.

Uranus/NN = Mercury: studying deeply before effecting change; a quick comprehension of things; excited thoughts shared with others; fast-traveling news; criticizing others. (Tyl; Ebertin; Munkasey; any, all, or none may apply.)

Another picture of interest: Mercury/Mc = Sun: further change.

If you count the ASC and MC, there's a Cardinal Grand Cross with the big bankster duo, Jupiter and Pluto which are squared to the degree (3Ari/Cap.)

A YOD between Sun/Saturn (sextiling one another still but just barely since Saturn changed signs) was pointing to an apex Neptune but now points to a crisis-ridden 29th degree: Chiron 29AQ57 Rx in 5th house of Gambling and Speculation.

And as you see, the ongoing opposition of wealthy, secretive Pluto to US natal Venus is on the Mc/Ic axis, the security/career axis - not a good portent for the signing, imho, yet it is one of the many reasons that reform is necessary.

SN at Mc has this Sabian Symbol: '12Can' = "A Chinese Woman Nursing a Baby with a Message" - and you know, this isn't the first time in recent weeks that a reference to China turned up in a US mundane chart, for obvious reasons: China is our #1 creditor, and Pluto the Dragon echoes China's national and traditional archetype of The Dragon. So, the Dragon it is, opposing our evaluating Venus, one of the money planets. Our n Jupiter is within orb of Pluto's opposition, too. Double dip recession?

(Also, Venus is a significator of our Statue of Liberty made of her favorite metal, copper, which today was evacuated for supposedly an incorrect smoke detector reading. None were hurt, I believe, except for the long stair hike down. Hmm...)

Sun (the leader) 28Can47 in 10th house, a bright and shiny place, yet Sun opposes US natal Pluto (in the 4th house of this chart' US natal planets are scribbled outside the chart in red) which indicates that others will firmly stand in one's way when trying to get to the bottom of things. If this bill is a power play, it won't work as far as secret hand Pluto is concerned. As a power move against the American people, it will be blocked or resisted but is now on track to be ruthlessly forced upon us, unintended consequences, or no.

Additionally with Sun opposing our national Pluto, others may be jealous or intimidated by the events of the day, by the power wielded by the President.

Be that as it may or may not be, today Mr. Obama got to play boss and sign another large piece of legislation - and the DOW closed down this afternoon 109 points.

Perhaps Wall Street is pouting. Someone is trying to take away their red truck and they only have 1,000-gazillion-bazillion blue ones, boo hoo.

Plus, there are interesting items tucked into the new reform bill (one concerns Jim McDermott's 'conflict mineral' provision) and many specifics are not yet written - guess they're still in the 'vision' stage - but not to fret. For hordes of lobbyists are already on Capitol Hill and working to sway how the specifics are written in favor of the financial, real estate, and insurance industries.

Meanwhile, the careless-with-oversight ratings agencies (S&P, Moody's, and Fitch) are up to shenanigans, too, concerning the bond markets. Seems they're afraid they could get themselves sued. Oh really? Integrity in one's business doesn't often lead to getting sued, my financial friends! Oh ye Ponzi-enablers!

Oh, and transiting Saturn 00Lib00 conjoins US natal Mc 00:53 in the Sibly chart, and opposes more closely tr Uranus 00Ari29 Rx, both planets now in Cardinal (active, outgoing energy.) Jupiter 3Ari24 Rx travels in tandem with Hermes, one of trickster archetypes...aka, the magician or alchemist.

Speaking of alchemy, I wonder if anyone has spotted in the bill provisions that concern gold or the gold market? Plus, tr Midas 8Gem53 (conjunct US n Uranus 8:55) and Pan, another trickster element with a 'panic' vibe @ 7Gem43 - both opposing the people's Moon in Sagittarius.

So please click to enlarge the image for more details, consider this horoscope and the situation as you will, and get back to me with a comment, if you may, because LINK TV is rebroadcasting Orwell Rolls in His Grave right now, a documentary about media being part of the problem rather than being the public watchdogs that Thomas Jefferson thought they'd always be on behalf of the American people.

But instead, the mainstream media obfuscates issues, focuses on trivial stories, and blurs the line between news and entertainment. Is the future of this nation and our children's futures only 'entertainment'?!? (See link below for news of real value with no fluff; check local listings for regional times. In edt, Amy Goodman broadcasts at 11:00 am weekdays.)

All these class warfare 'players' are part of a global crime syndicate, and have weakened our democracy over decades. And I fear that we haven't held on to our republic very well either.

DemocracyNow!


President Obama's remarks at signing ceremony July 21, 2010:

Over the past two years, we have faced the worst recession since the Great Depression. Eight million people lost their jobs. Tens of millions saw the value of their homes and retirement savings plummet. Countless businesses have been unable to get the loans they need and many have been forced to shut their doors. And although the economy is growing again, too many people are still feeling the pain of the downturn.

Now, while a number of factors led to such a severe recession, the primary cause was a breakdown in our financial system. It was a crisis born of a failure of responsibility from certain corners of Wall Street to the halls of power in Washington. For years, our financial sector was governed by antiquated and poorly enforced rules that allowed some to game the system and take risks that endangered the entire economy.


Unscrupulous lenders locked consumers into complex loans with hidden costs. Firms like AIG placed massive, risky bets with borrowed money. And while the rules left abuse and excess unchecked, they also left taxpayers on the hook if a big bank or financial institution ever failed.

Now, even before the crisis hit, I went to Wall Street and I called for common-sense reforms to protect consumers and our economy as a whole. And soon after taking office, I proposed a set of reforms to empower consumers and investors, to bring the shadowy deals that caused this crisis into the light of day, and to put a stop to taxpayer bailouts once and for all. (Applause.) Today, thanks to a lot of people in this room, those reforms will become the law of the land.


Passing this bill was no easy task. To get there, we had to overcome the furious lobbying of an array of powerful interest groups and a partisan minority determined to block change. So the members who are here today, both on the stage and in the audience, they have done a great service in devoting so much time and expertise to this effort, to looking out for the public interests and not the special interests. (Applause.) And I also want to thank the three Republican senators who put partisanship aside -- (applause) -- judged this bill on the merits, and voted for reform. We’re grateful to them. (Applause.) And the Republican House members. (Applause.) Good to see you, Joe. (Applause.)

Now, let’s put this in perspective. The fact is, the financial industry is central to our nation’s ability to grow, to prosper, to compete and to innovate. There are a lot of banks that understand and fulfill this vital role, and there are a whole lot of bankers who want to do right -- and do right -- by their customers. This reform will help foster innovation, not hamper it. It is designed to make sure that everybody follows the same set of rules, so that firms compete on price and quality, not on tricks and not on traps.

With this law, we’ll crack down on abusive practices in the mortgage industry. We’ll make sure that contracts are simpler -– putting an end to many hidden penalties and fees in complex mortgages -– so folks know what they’re signing.

With this law, students who take out college loans will be provided clear and concise information about their obligations.

And with this law, ordinary investors -– like seniors and folks saving for retirement –- will be able to receive more information about the costs and risks of mutual funds and other investment products, so that they can make better financial decisions as to what will work for them.

So, all told, these reforms represent the strongest consumer financial protections in history. (Applause.) In history. And these protections will be enforced by a new consumer watchdog with just one job: looking out for people -– not big banks, not lenders, not investment houses -– looking out for people as they interact with the financial system.

In the end, our financial system only works –- our market is only free –- when there are clear rules and basic safeguards that prevent abuse, that check excess, that ensure that it is more profitable to play by the rules than to game the system. And that’s what these reforms are designed to achieve -- no more, no less. Because that’s how we will ensure that our economy works for consumers, that it works for investors, that it works for financial institutions -– that it works for all of us.

This is the central lesson not only of this crisis but of our history. Ultimately, there’s no dividing line between Main Street and Wall Street. We rise or fall together as one nation. So these reforms will help lift our economy and lead all of us to a stronger, more prosperous future.

Jul 20, 2010

PASS unemployment benefits extension so that...

...people can pay for their internet service so they can apply online and fill their gas tanks to drive to interviews if they should be so fortunate as to find an interview to show up for.

Is this rocket science?

Every member of Congress who votes against the extension this afternoon is welcome to forfeit their paychecks (compliments of the American people) for the next three years to 'pay for' the benefits. Sunset tax cuts for the rich for now, for tax cuts will surely come again when they can be afforded. If tax cuts for the wealthy really did 'trickle down' to the piggybanks of the masses we'd have experienced it before now.

Cut military spending and bring America home and don't just talk about it.

Making the President 'look bad' is making the GOP look like the tightfisted, overpaid lackeys of industry that they are. How to look worse than a Democrat in Congress is to look just like an Oilcan Harry Republican twirling his moustaches with glee at the thought of cutting the American people's social net out of the financial picture entirely.

Without extension of unemployment benefits for the chronically unemployed? Can forcing unemployed workers onto welfare rolls (as if there's room in most states) be an improvement over putting benefits money into the economy where people will spend it in their local economies? Why, it's almost as if Republicans, along with mouthpiece Rush Limbaugh, want the American people to fail! As if we-the-people haven't been punished enough for Financial Collapse 2008 which rich banksters and others engineered and grossly profited from!

Well, big business Scorpio rises this afternoon when the benefits extension vote is scheduled for around 2:30 pm edt (after Senator Robert Byrd's seat is spoken for by Mr. Goodwin @ 2:15 pm w/ Sco rising then, too) and chart-ruler Mars makes two applying aspects: Mr. Testosterone conjuncts Saturn in Virgo, then opposes Uranus in Aries (ruled by Mars) at a Mars Hour of energy, action, and quarrels.

Mars (one of the two primary timers in Astrology, the Moon being the other) sets off the ongoing stand-off (opposition) between progressive Uranus and status quo Saturn, and aspect of relationship and awareness which perfects on July 26, 2010 @ 1:07 pm edt.

Meanwhile, the Moon 28Sco (we-the-people) approaches her Return to our Inaugural Moon 2009 @ 29Sco45 and for the vote today, Luna sits atop the natal Midheaven of President Barack Obama and is in first house, a good portent.

Now we know one thing that was indicated on Jan 20, 2009 by our crisis-degreed and critical Inaugural Moon...today's critical vote for the people or against the people. Can Congress rise to the test?

Yes, this is proving to be an interesting, eventful week overhead and down below and if I didn't have an insurance adjuster pulling up in the driveway right now (to view storm damage from two nights ago), I'd fuss about it some more...later...

Update 7.20.10 3:36 pm edt: the vote in favor was a predictable 60 to 40.

Jul 19, 2010

Today's news mirrors US Sec Mars Rx: Troops to the Border July 19, 2010

This is off CNN's Political Ticker: Obama to Deploy National Guard Troops to Protect Border, and even to this dissenting American this news sounds like it could be a good thing. Right?

Since 2006, America's Mars from 1776 21Gem+ has been in retrograde condition for the first time in US history. It will continue to be Rx for about 76 years more and many astrologers including this particular novice have written all over the worldwide web on the meaning and implications of such an astrological event.

(Sec Mars Rx also occurred for Germany but never mind that now - let's not talk specifically about Nazis. And remember that US Sec Mars Rx occurred in 2006 during Bush's watch.)

Our national Mars turned inward

Such phrases as 'police state' 'martial law' 'terrorist activities in the homeland' 'weakened military forces' and others have escaped this keyboard prior to this moment, and of course, National Guard and police deployments and actions in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (and any other natural disasters before and since) come under the purview of our Sec Rx Station of 2006 since our Sec Mars was on or within orb of his stationing degree beginning about a year earlier.

When a Direct planet turns Rx by progression, inward turning and re-evaluation occur. With Mars, it's inward action, too...troops to the border, arrests of protesters, citizens imprisoned, wounded and deceased soldiers returning home, etc.

So now, President Obama is militarizing the US-Mexico border more than it already is. Expecting more attacks from that direction, are we? Or from inside the US? From both, I suspect.

Well, perhaps the President has recalled that today is the 83rd anniversary of the Zimmerman telegram, the leak of which helped to finagle a formerly peaceful America into joining in The Great War to End All Wars; aka, WWI. The communique promised help with taking back US territories on behalf of Mexico. And the BP-Gulf Oil fiasco chart has rebellious Hidalgo rising! Hello?

Asteroid Hidalgo is in the 'power' group of archetypes, as you know.

So the horrors of WWI denuded the US of its 'romance of war' illusion yet we've been fighting ever since. But now we act with our nation's inner-directed Sec Mars Rx while the melee is brought to our very doors. If Mars Rx results in further review of our Middle Eastern occupations/withdrawals, that would be a good outcome of its Rx state though I must say that the increase of agencies now making up a gargantuan Department of (the German-sounding) 'Homeland Security', and this could be considered an early manifestation of US Sec Mars Rx.

Now it comes out that HoSec is too big to adequately succeed and US Sec Rx Mars may be one of the culprits.

There's too much redundancy within the bowels of the behemoth, with lots of computers for hackers to trouble, and a right-hand-doesn't-know-what-the-left-hand=is-doing vibe, a ploy so handy when cover-ups are needed for a government founded with a deceitful and/or confused Mars/Neptune square.

Even the Washington Post is calling us Top Secret America, for HoSec is a wasteful boondoggle and bottomless pit in the money department, too. Never-ending war and HoSec? No wonder America is bankrupt.

So it seems to me that withdrawal of US troops will have to happen at some point soon (and best before they're stranded in foreign lands with UN "peacekeepers" morphing into the Army du Jour.)

No matter your Politics about war, you feel it, don't you?

Now you may wish to read more on US Sec Mars Rx in a post from 2007 (pre-financial-collapse; no edits) including the god of war's Secondary Progressed Sabian Symbols for his Rx Station/current positions @ '18Lib' and '19Lib' - both very enlightening word pictures for New Millennial Politics and for the 5-pointed Pentagram, the military arm of Washington DC (aka, the Pentagon) which, with other agencies both secretive and otherwise, enables America's imperialistic march toward global governance.

Billion-dollar 'aid package' to Pakistan but no unemployment extension for US workers?

Any US taxpayers feeling hoodwinked yet?

Clinton Unveils New Aid Projects in Pakistan Visit but meanwhile on Capitol Hill, it's dandy fine if Americans do without jobs, mortgage payments, food, and the basic stuff of life.

Doesn't the government of Pakistan have any billions of its own with which to build "hospitals"? Perhaps they tucked back a few coins out of the veiled billions we've generously sent them through the years from our now-empty piggy banks?

Well, you know what they say...troubles are often self-created. And the nuclear monster that at first must have seemed like quite a genie was let out of the bottle by none other than the US government with the enabling of German scientists and others.

So as usual, the American people and their resources are being held hostage to the fallacy of 'national security' which works when either money or liberty are extorted in an elusive exchange for our imagined safety when really, the only things we can count on anymore from our own government are lies, obfuscations, fraud, extortion, and false flag ops waged against we-the-people, often mounted in order to emotionally manipulate us into fighting imperialist wars.

Once central banks allowed foreign investors into the American hen house, I suppose our trajectory was set (downward.) The outcome has now become clear to those who read the signpost at the crossroads.

But I can still feel steamed over it all, can't I? Sir Francis Bacon, Adam Weishaupt, and their Illuminati ilk can take a hike if they like. I wish they would. And leave decent people alone.

For as British PM Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881) penned in his novel Coningsby, the New Generation (and notice it's a 'new generation' similar to what the power elite tout openly now as a 'new international world order' - whether average Joes and Jills want it or not, here 'it' comes.)

"For you see, the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes."

Astrologically, that's a perfect reference to 12th house activities ans secret deals behind the door as discerning planets in 12th house, especially the Sun, ought to know. 12th house involvements in Mundane Astrology = Politics.

And now for a few more grumpily typed words on the November 2010 midterm elections:

Republicans? Really? You want to reward the GOP for 8 years of Bush-Cheney policies that led to Financial Collapse 2008? Really? Whose team are you batting for? No, I don't care much for Dems either but the ruling class has us by the nape of our necks and I'm still growling over the Bush-Cheney crime spree brought upon our nation in coup-like fashion by a complicit SCOTUS.

If you'll remember, it took the attacks of 9/11/01 for the general population to stop questioning the legitimacy of the Bush-Cheney regime which so soon turned into a nightmare of loss, death, and war. Not an accident, that. Bullhorns for democracy! Export freedom with each bomb! Appeal to the emotions of the American people and they'll fight any way, any one, any time. It's been proven effective, say the marketers!

So November 2, 2010 will arrive before we can wink twice. Don't forget to vote. Even though we know that the old truism he who counts the vote decides the winner was never more obvious or applicable than it is in the New Millennium, yet we must not stay home on election day! On any election day.

This morning Cokie Roberts said on NPR that the GOP hope to turn the Gulf Oil Disaster into a political disaster for the Democrats. (Never mind the cynicism of that stance!) One assumes that the fact that President Obama has taken a lot of BP's cash will help the GOP with the ploy. Republican leader Mitch McConnell says it took the administration '70 days' to order skimmers sent to the Gulf as if that were all the White House was up to in the interim.

Well, whoever advised the President himself not to rush to the Gulf Coast asap after the April 20 catastrophe gave him bad advice in the public relations department. But that's smoke and mirrors, too, for with Mr. Obama's walk-on-water status now sunk, was he expected to ankle his way out to the Deepwater Horizon rig and patch things up with a bunch of presidential duct tape?

For Hurricane Katrina, Bush was in Texas eating birthday cake with John McCain, blithely unaware of, or uncaring about, the suffering occurring in the Gulf Coast region. It always seemed to me that these operatives of the GOP were celebrating more than McCain's birthday but maybe that was only me.

Yet be all that as it may...reward 8 years of Bush-Cheney policies with a majority in the November 2010 midterms?

Really?

Well, if the Republican Party does take more seats than Dem candidates or incumbents in November 2010 it will result in more of the blind-leading-the-blind sort of governing with the R Party being past their Secondary Progressed Full Moon (12Gem08) of February 18, 2005 but not by much - they're now in the Disseminating phase as of March 19, 2009 and puttin' out the White House jibes and as much misinformation as they can get away with and will help them claw their way up, as they think. But their party's Sec Full Moon is past culminating stage so party bigwigs won't be shining as they'd like even if a rout occurs this November yet they can still do much damage to this country from whatever foxhole they shoot from.

Like Bush-Cheney invading Iraq under a retrograde Jupiter (the General) - starting a war from weakness, not strength - we may expect the obstruct-Dems-at-all-costs party of the GOP (or BOP, if you prefer to add Big Oil to their name - I forgive you if you do) we may expect that a Republican majority in House (or in Senate) will govern from a weakened position if they win which, as we've seen, effectively stalls legislation proposed on behalf of all but the rich and mighty whose handmaidens serve behind-the-scenes masters on Capitol Hill and whose true identities are other than they appear.

Jul 17, 2010

Quake hits DC but Obama doesn't 'feel it' (an astro-peek)

When asked, President Obama said he 'didn't feel' the quake Friday morning yet some in DC definitely did feel it.

The LAT published a feature on the 3.6-magnitude earthquake that shook parts of Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and Delaware on Friday July 16, 2010 @ 5:04 am edt according to a lady near Gaithersburg MD, the center of the action.

And this, coming a mere 4 days after CNN/Money Magazine again named the town a 'Best City' so I guess this shows that pride can indeed come before an earthquake wakes you up way early in the morning and leaves you wondering what just happened.

Well, if you're the type to look for synchronicities, you might be wondering if politically, those in the White House should have felt it especially with November midterms 2010 coming up. Or perhaps should I say, admitted to feeling it.

Mr. Obama's scheduled 'run for it' weekend vacation with the family unit is certainly not seen by this reluctant astrologer as in any way connected to what a quake-feeler in MD described as "really loud" and "like a plane flying really low."

If on another level Air Force One is flying really low these days it is to be expected. The Gibbs-on-Meet-the-Press brouhaha of this last week seemed on the vicious, if threadbare, side but the BOP (Big Oil Party) made the most of it. Yes, I like that nickname for them. It fits, yet we mustn't leave out Big Oil's Dem donation recipients including the President.

On MTP last Sunday, Mr. Gibbs said that there were enough seats in play for the GOP to gain control, not that they would, but that (in other words) it is mathematically possible. At least, that's what I heard him say as it was broadcasted. A red herring, perhaps, but there it is. Follow its fishy scent to the exclusion of more important matters and events, if you wish, yet it's all political theater, dahlink.

An Astro-Peek at the DC/MD Quake of July 16, 2010

With 11Can57 @ ASC (July 16, 2010 5:04 am edt White House) and South Node rising (a Saturnian point of separation which so recently conjoined US natal Sun and thus, caused problems for Mr. Obama as 'the leader') we may also expect that the July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse @ 19Can24 (which is also rising in the quake chart) to have a connection to the experience of an earhtquake since quakes and other natural disasters are often heralded by eclipses (as noted through the cneturies; a tragic example for the people of China is the Solar Eclipse of August 1, 2008 occurring at the start of the Beijing Olympics, with George Bush in attendance.)

After all, the time of a quake 'marks' a specific moment in time for we may set up a horoscope when then acts as a transit chart if nothing else - a snapshot of a moment in time for a particular location.

It's an Hour of Venus yet the chart-ruler is the 4th house angular Moon 26Vir48 (Virgo, an earth sign) with Mars 21Vir50 angular from the 3rd house (the neighborhood); Saturn, ruler of soil and tectonic plates, is at a critical degree: 29Vir36 in 4th house. The trio of Mars, Moon, and Saturn are indicative of heat, movement, fluctuating conditions, and pressure in the earth.

Chart-ruler Moon makes six applying aspects in the Quake chart and all I can do at this moment is list them chronologically for you:

1. semisquare Mercury 12Leo15, 2nd house, 0A27, conjunct Mr. Obama's natal Sun);
2. incojunct Neptune 28AQ11 Rx, 9th house, 1A23; Neptune is still within orb of most positions for US natal Moon (we-the-people if you use July 4, 1776 with n Moon in the 18AQ - 28AQ range);
3. conjunct Saturn 2A48;
4. opposite Uranus 00Ari33 Rx, 3A45 (associated with sudden natural events and disruptions), 3A45;
5. opposite Jupiter 6A31;
6. square Pluto 3Cap36 Rx in 6th house with NN 11Cap54, 6A48.

There may be aftershocks for up to approximately two weeks which may well be described in the Quake chart by the Moon's applying aspects which give a sort of timeframe. Ex: '6A48' can show 6+ seconds, minutes, days, weeks, etc. Potentially, Luna's symbolic conjunction with Saturn @ 2:48 and almost simultaneous opposition to Uranus are the last of the aftershock considerations within the timeframe of this chart, we hope.

And the Quake Moon actually joins in with the difficult Cardinal T-Square energies but not at precise degrees, for opposing Jupiter 3Ar19 and Uranus 00Ari33 Rx, both in 10th house and both relating to large events of a scientific, traveling, or lucky break nature (a brief respite in Maine for the Obamas?), testifies as to the 'mild' nature of the July 16 quake.

Both Jupiter and Uranus are ruled by an angular, incendiary Mars; Saturn may be considered angular as well so we have not one nor two, but three bodies which when angular can lead to big events and sudden manifestations. And when Mars and Saturn enter Cardinal Libra, the fur (political, social, physical, legal) may really begin to fly as their square to Pluto blocks - or perhaps blindsides - their energies; Pluto is in his ongoing transits of US natal Venus and natal Jupiter - personally, if I were involved closely in the stand-off Cardinal T-Square affecting world governments and populations, I'd flee far away, too, if I could.

Well, here we have a particular location - the White House - the construction of which must be braced up and lined extremely well not to have allowed its inhabitants to notice a 3.6-magnitude quake that reportedly jolted some folk from their beds. Maybe someone in the White House was advised not to mention it for its comedic implications abound.

President Obama's Mars Return July 17, 2010 w/ Quake Horoscope

An interesting factor for the President is that today, July 17, 2010, has brought him a newly arrived Mars Return (22Vir35; conjunct US natal Neptune), a new cycle of activity which gives a timed horoscope 'good for' Mars' two-year cycle (using BHO's natal chart set for 7:24 pm AHST on August 4, 1961, Honolulu, Hawaii.)

And with Quake Mercury 12Leo15 conjoined the President's natal Sun, it is rather difficult to believe that Mr. President didn't 'feel it' especially being such an aware, astute kind of guy and all. If still abed, it seems like someone would have awakened him from his slumbers. But perhaps he's grumpy in the morning.

So all this stuff causes the sass in me to wonder if an astro-someone advised Mr. Obama to travel elsewhere (leaving the White House yesterday) in order to re-locate his Mars Return 2010 which occurred today, Saturday, @ 11:11:54 am edt in Maine (and in DC)...does re-location result in a more positive chart?

When set for the White House, his Mars Return 2010 shows crisis-degreed Saturn 29Vir42 about to rise (ASC27Vir00); in Maine the ASC degree has entered early Libra so Saturn is just risen (and 'behind' him) leaving Moon 14Lib42 the only inhabitant in the 1st house, a much more fortunate portent; the July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse in 1st house can be either positive, negative, or both but it's flavor is 'things at first seem worse, then clear with successful outcomes'. Could be worse!

However, Mars rises with Fixed Star Denebola, keywords: to go against society; to go against the mainstream, and in Maine ('maine-stream'?) puppetmaster Pluto is conjunct the Foundation of the Matter, the Ic, with US natal Venus and Jupiter at Midheaven.

Senator Nelson on the BP Oil fiasco (video); Hidalgo will return



Here Senator Bill Nelson speaks about reports of oil seeping from the Gulf of Mexico seabed and the possibility that BP's well casing may be pierced.

Today asteroid Eros (a piercing) is @ 13Vir18, Panacea (is the newly positioned 'tight-fitting ' cap but a panacea?) 29Vir17, a critical degree conjunct Saturn, planet of delay and restriction, and Hidalgo 23Sco09 is Rx indicating that this rebellious asteroid of power will be returning to its position in the April 20, 2010 blowout chart (ASC 1Sag23) where it arose a few minutes before 10:00 pm edt, the stated time that explosions and fire erupted.

The Mexican Independence horoscope is included in the post.

And yes, I do still think it is significant to this ongoing Gulf Coast environmental disaster that asteroid Hidalgo is named after the Priest Miguel Hidalgo who rang the church bell to signal the start of the Mexican Revolution on September 15, 1810.

Actually, the situation reminds me as well of the proposals made in the Zimmerman telegram, a coded communique in which Germany proposed the winning back of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona on behalf of Mexico. The telegram's perfectly timed exposure was one factor that led the US into WWI, so we see that the same ruses and propaganda tactics are still being used to emotionally rally and intrigue Americans into fighting wars that common sense and further reflection would advise us to stay out of.

Bullhorns of democracy-spreading, y'all!

Jul 16, 2010

BP Oil gusher Plume Cam

In case you've been under the sea somewhere the last 3 months and haven't viewed it, here's a link to NPR's plume cam showing the BP Oil gusher which looks mighty good in not-gushing mode this morning after yesterday's successful capping.

BP's plume cam link has been available on my Jude's Threshold blog all along, or at least since NPR published it in May, but I never got around to adding it here on SO'W until now.

The lack of oil and gas gushing out is only temporary ('this is only a test') so you may wish to check out the lovely view a mile down while things are still lookin' more better.

Jul 15, 2010

Will Senate pass Financial Reform today w/ Moon in Virgo? 7.15.10

Update July 15, 2010 3:09 pm edt: Senate passes financial overhaul bill. Woot! I think...

Here's what the only Democrat to vote against the bill, Russ Feingold, said, in part:

"The reckless practices of Wall Street sent our economy reeling, triggered the worst recession since the Great Depression, and left millions of Americans to foot the bill. Despite these cataclysmic events, Washington once again caved to Wall Street on key issues and produced a bill that fails to protect the American people from the pain of another economic disaster. I will not support a bill that fails to adequately protect the people of Wisconsin from the recklessness of Wall Street."

Yeah. That's what I figured.

Original post begins here...Sun Cancer-Moon Virgo details apply...

NPR BREAKING NEWS: Senate Clears Financial Bill For Final Passage

The Senate voted 60-38 Thursday to end debate on the bill. That paved the way for Congress to send President Obama a crackdown on banks and Wall Street that in some ways is tougher than what he sought.

More at NPR.

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July 15, 2010 Sun Cancer, Moon in Virgo, a Water-Earth blend that can result in mud, or in practical, down-to-earth action...yesterday's Leo Moon was showy. Today's caring if analytical Virgo Moon tends to get things done.

Sun Can-Moon Vir: clear-headed, conscious concern for others; social adaptability; imagination combines with efficiency; serves with both compassion and common sense.

Images for Integration: The 'perfect' mother...A health visitor weighs an infant with tender precision...A wine taster makes pointed comments, restrained accolades.


Noel Tyl says of this Sun-Moon blend, "Conventional and exacting ideals are set up to define what security is, especially in terms of family. Hard work and experience protect personal vulnerability and establish security."

Sounds like a better deal for US consumers, and I imagine that if the Financial Reform bill passes, the accolades (if any) will be restrained in some quarters more than in others! Still, I hope the Capitol Hill sausage factory passes something that will be of real value to the American people who could use a break from the Oilcan Harrys of the world.

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Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzy Harvey; Tyl's Synthesis & Counseling in Astrology.

Jul 14, 2010

Violence during G20 Toronto riots perpetrated by police

Well, just as I was beginning to wonder when or if the story of police operatives and provocateurs being the source of the violence at the recent G20 Summit in Toronto, here it turns up predictably.

'Predictably' because it's typical that violence erupts during citizen protests at such gatherings for the G8, G20, the Bilderberg cabals, IMF meetings (protesters were arrested in DC at their April 26, 2009 meeting), etc. And perhaps the most well-documented example, the media-dubbed Battle in Seattle of November 30, 1999 is a case in point and should be studied by any citizen planning to participate in demonstrations against these high-handed, secretive groups during their planning sessions.

The Seattle violence and arrests are shown in the film of that name as the WHO met just one month prior to the Great Conjunction of Pluto and Chiron (Dec 30, 1999 @ '12Sag') which is often used as the degree of America's natal Ascendant (ASC = the country itself) from the Sibly version of our nation's birth chart (July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT, Philadelphia.)

But whether you use the Sibly chart or not, the Sabian Symbol for the '12Sag' conjunction of the plutocrat-oppression-corporatism-primal violence pair of Pluto/Chiron tells a shabby tale of the ushering in of the New Millennium, as we have seen, with the haves vs have-nots uppermost in society. Why, one of the Pluto/Chiron pair's favorite hobbies is advancing class warfare. (Most people can now admit its class warfare since Financial Collapse 2008, though some still have blinders on.)

'12Sag' = "A Flag That Turns Into an Eagle That Crows"...Keynote: The spiritualization and promotion of great symbols of a New Age by minds sensitive to its precursory manifestations. ANNUNCIATION. (An Astrological Mandala, Rudhyar.)

Yeah, their arrogant minds are 'sensitive' all right! And they assume themselves high above the rabble as they hide behind miles of protective barriers to talk privately and without disturbance about the futures of the rest of us.

Obviously, this word picture refers to the American totem, the Eagle.

But fortunately for the so-called and much-touted 'New Age' favored by the one-world-government promoters - and unfortunately for the rest of the world now having totalitarianism shoved down its throat - the eagle was also the symbol of the fallen Roman Empire. My guess is that that's what NWO engineers are counting on in order to build the world back in the ugly, misshapen image of their preference. Surveillance of the people has always been a major part of the game around here (US natal Mercury in Cancer opposite n Pluto in Capricorn; US n Ceres - security and domestic issues - conjunct US n Pluto/Chiron.)

As you know, in Astrology Pluto is said to transform - and decrees that things must be completely destroyed so they may be built back 'upon the ruins'. Now this is a universal principle which the Tarot mentions, too, particularly with the #16 card, The Tower, the meaning of which perfectly describes the attacks of 9/11/01.

So as we look into the future, what will happen to all the minions who helped the NWOers along the way? Imho, they will be shocked to find they have no clout at all in the end and that their complicity and soul-selling were all for naught - unless they're part of the inner sanctum of the select few of earthly power elites.

For after all, that's one of the many dark secrets about worshiping Satan (or 'Lucifer' if you prefer) - he never takes care of his own nor fulfills his glowing promises. For it simply is not in his self-serving nature.

Horoscope of the Saturn-Uranus opposition 7.26.10

Just as I was preparing this chart-with-details of the next opposition between Saturn and Uranus (this time on the 00Ari/Lib axis), John and Susan Townley's AstroCocktail Newsletter arrived concerning the ongoing Cardinal Cross of 7 seven planets whose energies peak on August 6 - 7, 2010.

John is predicting much sexiness so you may wish to check out his article and make plans for where you'll be canoodling on the evening of August 6, 2010! I guarantee his post will be much more fun than what you're about to read here if you don't stop reading Now...

Saturn Opposite Uranus July 26, 2010

Firs we should consider the indications of the combination of Saturn and Uranus in the political and business realms according to Michael Munkasey (Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets) involves: Legislative processes that temper traditional needs toward new ideas; legislative and executive bodies interact; conservatives vs progressives; counter-revolutionary rule; restrictions on personal contacts in political situations which are beyond an enterprise's jurisdiction; control of access to political dissidents; sudden indifference by people to traditional mores or laws.

(That's 'more-rays' for my younger friends, not 'mores'! ;p)

The above are some of the potentials of Saturnian and Uranian energies when acting together, or in this case, opposing one another, a condition which can mean 'stand-off', 'stalemate', or simply indicate awareness of their relationship. In tandem, their cycle relates to the Middle East, especially to Israel and Palestine.

As you know, the US Presidential Election 2008 was a time of a stand-off between status quo Saturn and progressive Uranus across the 18-20 Vir/Pis axis but now, the two rivals have moved on to opposition across the World Point axis of Prominence, Fame, and Recognition. After all, Uranian ideals and brilliant ideas need Saturnian form in order to come into existence.

Now as you see (click chart to enlarge and hopefully you can read my scribbled notes) their opposition becomes exact in Washington DC at 1:07 pm edt, with direct Saturn, significator of the Democratic Party, just barely moved into 11th house of Groups, Associations, Hopes, and Wishes, and Uranus Rx at AP in 5th house of Gambling, Speculations, Creative Pursuits, Romance, and Children.

Jupiter signifies the Republican Party which is feelin' lucky these days about the 2010 midterm elections in November with Jupiter conjunct Uranus.

Upper right, some of the Relationship indicators in this chart are listed, such as the July 25 Full Moon (3AQ00 which conjoins US Inauguration 2009's Jupiter in 10th house @ 9:37 pm edt), Mercury opposing Neptune and Chiron, and the Saturn-Uranus opposition itself.

The many midpoint pictures of the Cardinal T-Square/s are listed but not detailed since I've done so a few times already - all point to apex Pluto 3Cap22 Rx (here in 3rd house) as his secret hand continues to transit opposite US natal Venus (also a 'relationship' indicator, but a difficult one.) And apex Pluto has no intention of giving up control or of compromising either - why should he when he holds all the cards, credit and otherwise?

Chart-ruler Venus (in her Fall in Virgo) is the planet of relationships, love, and values, and makes only one applying aspect in the Sat-Uran chart: a semisquare with the Sun 3Leo37 @ Mc, an aspect which happens all the time due to their close proximity in our solar system. So basically, Venus as chart-ruler has significance through her house position, sign, and degree: 17Vir54 in 11th house.

'17Vir' = "A Volcano in Eruption"...which relates both to relationship blow-ups and/or natural disasters; the BP-Gulf Oil blowout comes to mind yet we see that its main significator, the Neptune/Chiron conjunction, has moved back into Aquarius from oceanic Pisces though Chiron is Rx at a 29th crisis degree. Perhaps the July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse's flavor ('things at first seem worse but then clear with successful outcomes') will have aided matters by the end of July though I understand that BP has announced snags (at midnight this morning) in their current capping activities due to governmental 'questions' over safety. Nice that they 'care' so much now.

So here is the chart of the Saturn-Uranus opposition of July 26, 2010. See what you think with US Inaugural Sun and Mercury Rx of Jan 20, 2009 (the President) at the Foundation of the chart along with transiting Neptune/Pluto 00AQ39 (oil barons, big media, banksters, etc) and tr Pluto/Chiron 1AQ33 (plutocrats; oppression; primal violence; war; corporatism, statism, racism, etc) again 'sitting upon' America's Presidential Sun and Mercury (as they did on Inauguration Day 2009.)

In the hidden 12th house are two midpoints conjoining US Secondary Progressed Mars Rx in Libra, a sign ruled by Venus, as is the 8th cusp (Taurus) of this chart...

Pluto/Mc = Sec Mars: the need to push ahead and keep driving toward goals at all costs (wars and more war, with Mars equating to our military and police forces; banking legislation and obscene profits for Big Banks); increased willingness to battle for your objectives; a great striving for attainment of power; the urge to dominate others (ya think?); career crises; forced into an uncongenial occupation; explosive quarrels.

Sun/Pluto = Sec Mars: over-exertion or over-taxing one's power (as I and others have been saying); a desire to perform record achievements; working to the point of physical breakdown; deep inner needs to succeed at any cost; a drive to turn things around; a combative nature going to any lengths to conquer and solve problems.

(Midpoints: Tyl; Ebertin; Munkasey; any, all, or none may apply.)




You know, I said it in the 60s and 70s: Get Out of Vietnam. Sadly for America, it must be said again: Get Out of Afghanistan and Iraq. And definitely Leave Iran and North Korea Alone. And scr*w secret hand Pluto with his imperialistic, draconian NWO plans.

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Blog Note: in light of today's Fresh Air feature concerning The Secret World of WikiLeaks and the leaked video of what a US war is really like for its hapless victims, the site's link has been returned to this blog's sidebar under 'Get Out the Truth' because it seems to be up and running again.

Also, a few readers have expressed disappointment that I have not blogged on the recent arrest of 10 Russian spies and the US-Russian exhange of them for 4 of our guys.

Well, the most applicable chart I can think of concerning the FBI's years-long surveillance and quick arrest of them was published before I heard of the case - the
Lunar Eclipse conjunct Pluto horoscope which occurred on June 26, 2010 - the day spy Anna Chapman was arrested and the spy ring was taken into custody before they could scurry away like rats in all directions.

Quelle precision, mais oui?

You may be assured that no edits have been made to the Lunar Eclipse post yet you will find mentions of spying, surveillance, and 'clandestine projects are revealed' with Full Moon in 6th house (Work, Service, and Daily Rounds) conjunct spying Pluto of Invisible Helmet fame (as Chapman went about her daily business in NYC; Moon = a woman.) In summing up the Moon Eclipse-conjunct-Pluto in controlling Capricorn, I state that, "Actually, research on secret projects may be what comes to light" though I do not suggest here that the '10 Russian spies" case is all which may soon be revealed.

Besides: they say that more WikiLeaks videos may soon be revealed for public view...

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A neglected mention on the Saturn-Uranus opposition is its possible significance for the November 2010 midterm elections. Tonight the Dems and the President will meet behind closed doors for a 'key strategy session' concerning the seats in play and Press Secretary Robert Gibb's controversial admission on Meet the Press last Sunday has caused quite a political feather-ruffling for the Dems.

Yet I may as well divulge that a cursory study of the horoscopes for November 2, 2010show Saturn (Ds) approaching Midheaven at 7:00 am edt (Capitol Building) yet by 7:00 pm edt, GOP Jupiter is closer to the top of the chart. My reading is that Ds may lead in number of won seats early on but Rs may take the lead in the final tally.

Now I don't care overmuch for the Dems myself, but voting for more of the Republican hard-heartedness whose drunken-sailor-spending and warmongering drove us into the financial ditch by 2008 seems more than a little self-destructive and quite literally insane.

Maybe a re-study of the November election charts (and lunations) will give me a different picture of the outcome. I sincerely hope so for the sake of our nation. Yet no matter who wins or loses, what are the chances that Pluto's secret manipulations and interference will ever be honestly dealt with while we can still call our country 'America'?

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