by Jude Cowell
There's so much going on in the US this week including revelations and scandals prognosticated in recent SO'W posts that it's difficult to keep up with news and events much less study charts and type up something in fast-n-furious fashion. So instead I'm posting a segment of the Alex Jones Show from August 30, 2011 where he answers listeners' calls about the latest corruption issuing from the national swamp we call Washington DC, that previously 'shining city on a hill', that beacon of The New World.
The District of Columbia, our national Venus whose metal is copper.
Obviously not all the American people's concerns are addressed in this segment of the show for if they were, we'd all have to watch videos for the rest of the decade, all the while knowing that it's our reptilian politicians who are in most need of learning such lessons upon this, our nation's Saturn Return.
US natal Saturn (July 4, 1776) returned to its natal sign and degree (14Lib48) for the third time (#3 of 3 hits) on August 28, 2011. See the Return horoscope set for Washington DC here.
So with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks coming soon, let's note that on that morning, US natal Saturn was transited by Mercury (plans, communications, airplane travel, commerce, trade) = restriction of ideas, info, communications, trade, travel; advice on certain matters is sought by others; preparation and organization become more important; contacts/travel relate to business or serious pursuits; skills and info are used to gain authority or seniority.
As you know, on the morning of 9/11/01, the US NORAD air protection system was 'playing' war games with Dick Cheney allegedly playing power games of his own. Meanwhile, in Cheney's Secondary Progressions, his Pluto/Chiron midpoint (the plutocracy-oppression-primal violence-corporatism-fascism pair of energies) was precisely at Midheaven (The Goal) of his Secondary horoscope, and transiting Pluto/Chiron conjoined his natal Mars 17Sag46 on 9/11/01--by a 5 minute orb.
To paraphrase Cheney as he defends his new book, he'd do it all over again just the same.
Well, here's a previous post (contains no edits--who has the time?) which shows Mr. Cheney's Progressed Horoscope for the morning of 9/11/01. It should function as an eye-opener on culprithood. But will it?
9/11/01's Solar Return 2011: September 11, 2011
In looking at the Solar Return 2011 chart for the first attack on 9/11/01 (8:46 am edt, NYC), Sun 18Vir51 falls in Return 7th house of Partnerships, Legal Affairs, and Open Enemies. The ASC 5Pis40 conjoins President Obama's natal Chiron in Pisces and he is within his 5-fer Chiron Return period now.
A midpoint picture forms on September 11, 2011 at 6:36:20 pm edt, NYC, the moment 9/11's Sun returns to its natal position, ten years ago...
Moon/Neptune = ASC increased needs to share your vision with others (no thanks, I have my own--keep your Utopian dream to yourself for it's killing the planet and ruining people's lives the globe over--jc); instability; ability to see through other people; dependency on all environmental influences (uh oh--jc); associations with ill, weak, or sensitive people. (Ebertin; Munkasey.)
In his informative book Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets, Michael Munkasey gives the Moon (the people/public)/Neptune (the masses; the media; deception; propaganda; oil-gas-drugs; mergers; confusion; disappointment; sensitivity; spirituality, etc) pair in Business and Politics as having potentials for:
Thesis: dreams about agricultural produce, production, or policy ('free' trade agreements? jc); leadership which heeds (or simply reads--jc) the opinions and emotional climate of its constituents (well, it once seemed that way but no more--jc); production of chemicals, oil, food, drugs, or manufactured goods.
Antithesis: delusion about popular support for current policies (I'll say--austerity, anyone? jc); scandals involving production or other quotas (like how many Americans to fire from their jobs or leave flooded out? where did FEMA funds go? jc)
And here's one more Astrology note on 9/11: the event's Solar Return 2011 horoscope of 9/11/11 looks less troubling to me on most levels than its Mercury Return 2011 horoscope of October 3, 2011 with Moon 7Cap59 and Pluto 4Cap58 snugged around Midheaven 6Cap09...Moon/Pluto encourages violence and crime and causes people to feel doubtful of how to control criminal elements (especially when the government won't help--jc.) It also relates to appeals to The People, and to promises about ending war and waste.
Yeah. Right. As long as Global Vulcans are running the show we can kiss any hope for real improvement--and course-correction for America--buh-bye.
Moon/Pluto = MC: successfully analyzing and evaluating mood variations of the people; conquering emotions in order to achieve inner goals; one-sidedness; remaining alone and never acting in accord with others. (GOP? Is this you, oh big pile of turd blossoms? You and your 'Democrat' enablers--all the way up to the White House. jc)
There's more to say about the Astrology of 9/11 including its Secondary Progressions, of course, but there's also an allergy-type cold settled in my dose which makes me feel really quite tired.
So here's Mr. Jones--he's full of verve and pizazz while I'm in need of a fresh box of non-lotion Puffs:
Part 1 of 2
Part 2 of 2
Suggestions for some great Astrology reading:
Julie Demboski's Astrology
Learning Curve on the Ecliptic
On a Personal Note: my heart goes out to everyone being affected by Hurricane Irene. Neptune backing into Aquarius again, after a brief stay in oceanic Pisces, has come nearer to US natal Moon (the people) so that we feel and experience the astrological symbolism of watery, gaseous Neptune--and the deception, veils, and fraud that can come with the Mystical Planet if motivations are substandard and anti-social--Neptune again brings dissolving conditions to We-the-People who must pull together in our various times of need. Our travails go on so let's join in where we can help in our communities.
And let's not allow Republicans and their monarchist backers return our country to the income inequality and dire social conditions of the *Gilded Age of corporate malefactors, those Pluto/Chiron types of Oil Can Harrys like many we both could name in 2011.
End the treasonous Bush Tax Cuts!
And thank those Americans who have been protesting the potential environmentally disastrous XL Pipeline outside the White House since August 27th--kudos! May President Obama put healing the earth above corporate profits as he promised us in 2008. So far? Not so much. jc
*The 'Gilded Age', aka, the Age of Materialism, or, the Robber Baron Era, is timed by the Solar Eclipse of April 26, 1892 which also happens to occur in the midst of the Great Conjunction of Neptune and Pluto, which represents the oil and resource plunderers who have Mother Earth's environment by the throat circa 2011. The resulting horoscope also functions as Modern Humanity's Natal Horoscope--the chart of 'our age' (Solar Eclipse @ 7Tau05 in the 2 Old North Series: glum conditions yet positive outcomes are possible; dealing with unfortunate news. - Brady.) jc