Aug 31, 2011

Julie Demboski on Jupiter Retro (8.30.11)

On Jupiter Retro, Personal and Transpersonal 8.30.11

What a treat! SO'W is privileged to host a teaser from Julie Demboski's article concerning Jupiter's current retrograde period and The Jolly One's subsequent backtrack through early Taurus. The entire piece appears in Julie's excellent Eclipse Newsletter (a modest subscription required) but here, for all SO'W readers, is a tantalizing excerpt with Julie's compliments and mine--thanks, Julie!

Jupiter has turned around now, heading back from whence he came; the question has been, how thoroughly will we be feeling this? And I think the answer is, unless you have one or more of a few particular ties to this planet from its current position at 10 Taurus 21, you may only gradually become aware of exactly what has been withdrawn from your sphere--in the meantime, you may have a sense of not being informed, or needing to catch up, in some important area, with trying to parse this out eventually leading to insight as to what has changed.

- Julie Demboski


For more details visit Julie Demboski's Astrology and Dog and Sunflower Press where Jupiter revelations, insightful forecasts, newsletters, and other astrological goodies await to guide you...just as Jupiter the Hierophant would wish!


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Astro-Politics intrude, but this is a Political Astrology blog, right? ;p

Mundanely speaking, will Jupiter's Rx period have any influence upon the Politics of Washington DC and effects upon the populace? You betcha! Besides, Jupiter's Direct Station will occur on a big day in our Western Calendar: December 25, 2011 which is one month after the important Solar Eclipse of November 25, 2011 @ 2Sag37 which necessarily must manifest with Jupiter Rx.

Jupiter is the mundane significator of the *GOP, money, banking and bankers, gurus, preachers, judges, lawyers, professors, generals, explorers, and idealists. Expansion, overreach, zealous beliefs, arrogance, imperialism, and egotism are possible as well.

Negative tendencies of Jupiter in money sign Taurus include self-indulgence, exploitation, and conventional beliefs (that last, not always a bad thing!)

And when will tr Jupiter reach 10Tau21 and move beyond this, his shadow degree? Not until the evening of March 17, 2012.

Astrologers Moore and Douglas add that Jupiter in earthy Taurus displays a financial philosophy which can be "summed up in the words of the millionaire who said, 'Money is like manure. Spread it around it does a lot of good, but piled in one heap it makes an awful stink.' "

All globalists, monarchists, world bankers and other corporatists of a plutonian persuasion, take for thy stinky selves a clue! For it's now time for Jupiterian philanthropy, not Saturnian austerity.


So as my friend Julie D mentions above, the August 30th Rx Station degree/minute of Jupiter is 10Tau21; its Direct Station clocks in @ 00Tau22 on Dec 25, 2011 with tr Uranus gone back to 00Ari45 (Aries Point of World Events) and again conjoining the IC (Home; Domestic Scene; Real Estate) in the US natal chart (Sibly version: July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA.)

Well, Mr. Moneybags must move forward and past his shadow degree (10Tau21) before largess can be shared without strings attached and some measure of expansion may be attained or at least approached, overly negative factors notwithstanding. We'll see mostly delays, stinginess, and haltings until then.

Yes, given the deceptive political climate of Class Warfare v The People which has taken hold of Washington DC in the New Millennium, perhaps it's too optimistic of me to use the Jupiterian word "shared" considering the 'austerity for the masses but luxury and resources for us' attitude of DC politicians and those political, radical, anarchists, the Utopians (Uranus in Aries = Utopians--Ebertin) who seek to overthrow US governmental and economic systems, no matter the vast costs to you and me.

Anything to sabotage the presidency of Barack Obama.

That said, I'm not certain I completely buy that political scenario since the power elite so often seem to do whatever they meant to do in the first place, with or without the people's consent. Besides, around here, "My Democratic hands are tied by mean old Republicans" just doesn't rank as justification for inaction anymore.

And the president's soon-to-be-touted jobs creation plan better not su*k either.


*Note: some astrologers attribute Jupiter to the Democratic Party, with Saturn representing the Republicans. But with the expansive Jupiter Mantra part of the GOP's DNA, and since the dour Democratic Party is much older than the Rs' little red wagon, I'll stick with Jupiter for Rs, Saturn for Ds, at least for now. Thing is, both parties (entities) have both societal planets functioning in their horoscopes and psyches. So there's that. jc

Alex Jones callers on DC corruption (video); Astrology of 9/11 and Dick Cheney

Washington Corruption, Alex Jones, and 9/11's Solar Return 2011

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




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Suggestions for some great Astrology reading:

Julie Demboski's Astrology
Political Astrology
Sky Writer
Learning Curve on the Ecliptic
Neptune Cafe

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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

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*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



Aug 30, 2011

2012 campaign? 'The Election March of the Trolls'

Scare tactics, lies, and freakiness abound as the American people head directly into the storm of the 2012 election campaign. Which way to blow? Are "feckless Democrats" any better for America than Bible-thumping corporate shills?

Well, button up your overcoat and check out The Election March of the Trolls by TruthDig's Chris Hedges for more information, including how political parties have gained the system. You'll find more real ideas in articles by progressives like Chris Hedges and on the websites linked below than you'll find in the 'mainstream' press that helps shape the news more than reporting it.

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Put corporate NPR on hold and investigate:

Free Speech TV (non-corporate media!)

Thom Hartmann

Democracy Now!

dProgram

Prison Planet


Have you a favorite progressive website or channel? Leave its link here, thanks! jc

Aug 26, 2011

Horoscope: US Saturn Return 8.28.11, and Can people cause earthquakes? (video)



Now some people don't care for the ways of Alex Jones yet he's one of the few now speaking of such potentials as human activities causing earthquakes. And we know there exist in the world gangs of robbers in hiding and win-at-any-cost brigands (the political arm) and criminals (the enforcing arm) of a network who think it's all about them and scr*w the rest.

Then there are religious crazies who imagine they can speed up God's timetable and bring on Armageddon as if they would be somehow benefit from such a self-destructive plan! As if God someday would say, Thanks for the spur, religious zealots, I needed inspiration from you to act because I was wavering on The Plan I created before the Earth was formed. What would I do without your arrogant meddling? Puh!

Of course, ego inflation is one of the factors knitting the reptilian-brained together and love of money (the root of all evil) is a driving motivation for them all. Is murder self-loathing turned outward? Fixed Star Denebola (near US natal Neptune 22Vir25) tells such a tale: to go against society which, when the star is active, can affect all dimensions of life from financial fraud and greed to acts of violence in a community, with all manner of selfishness in between.

So now, in August 2011 with a New Moon 5Vir27 about to conjoin President Obama's natal Pluto 6Vir59 on the evening of August 28 (11:04 pm edt), we may wonder which side our politicians are on: is it going against society to wish our education system into history's waste bin? Is the immorality of forcing the elderly, hungry children, the impaired, and the ill onto American streets something the Republican Party wants to bring to our nation with their austerity cuts and cold hearted attitudes?

We know Washington--through the tyranny of the Federal Reserve Bank--holds our purse strings when it's time to aid Main Street while rewarding Wall Street criminals who freely stroll golden avenues. Are Americans being backed into corners in order to encourage protests in great numbers? It would seem so. Why else has the US government expectantly armed and trained soldiers and police if not to beat and arrest their fellow citizens?

(If you get out there to protest peacefully, Beware 'planted' looters who ramp up the action so that police forces dressed in draconian Darth Vader costumes can knock some heads. Seriously.)

Times of Turmoil: Uranus Square Pluto

The riotous mid-1960s saw the Great Conjunction/s of the revolutionary pair, Uranus and Pluto, which now have reached a square (90 degrees) in their orbits (360 degr) so that intense frustration is obvious yet blocked, societal problems resurface from the 60s era, but obstacles stand in the way of easy resolution. Social unrest and riots are sweeping across the globe and Americans are paying closer attention to sorry politicians than we have in a long time. Is it our turn to rise up?

Hurricane Postpones MLK Memorial Dedication

As you know, August 28, 2011 @ 11:00 am edt was set to begin the official ceremony dedicating the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Statue on the Washington Mall, with Dr. King shown emerging from the stone, exalted by the very government that may have been culpable in his assassination. Marking the 48th anniversary of Dr. King's I Have a Dream Speech and the Memorial's Dedication will be postponed until September or October.

You may wish to read or listen to his speech @ American Rhetoric.

Yes, The Preacher (Jupiter) spoke too plainly, made too much sense, and threatened The Establishment (Saturn) by combining the issues of the Civil Rights Movement, the Anti-War Movement, and a blossoming Workers Rights Movement into one huge collection for Americans who wanted their due--and non-violently, thanks. Yes, Dr. King was too popular and may have presented behind-the-scenes 'king-makers' with a challenge in the US presidential arena if allowed to expand his audience and sentiments. Our freedom documents were of no moment for the plutonians who had changed America's course before by assassination of Lincoln, JFK, and others who'd been more what we-the-people in the majority wanted--and continue to want--to lead our nation.

When Saturn Returns #3

Yet on August 28, 2011, no stormy weather can interfere with the third of three conjunctions from transiting Saturn to US natal Saturn, aka, a Saturn Return, with Saturn ruling, among other things, stone, rock, granite, monuments, and permanence. Why, our Saturn Return may include the bad weather!

In addition, accountability, responsibility, restriction, austerity, old age, and other such Saturnian themes remain on our menu as our Exalted in Libra (the Scales of Justice) Saturn returns to its natal spot and thereby repeats its square to US natal Sun (leader; leadership) from July 4, 1776.

A Sun/Saturn square contains dynamic energy which, in 1776, represented our nation's struggle to express and manifest authority in the way any entity would wish: freely and maturely. The limiting quality of Saturn (lawmakers, courts = two branches of government) placed 'checks and balances' upon a potentially runaway Executive branch (Sun)--or was originally meant to, in an attempt to prevent monarchism. (Turns out, US monarchism seems to be reserved primarily for Supreme Court justices since the Marbury v Madison decision of 1803--but that's another post!)

My point is that any US Saturn Return brings to the surface similar issues to be dealt with in the current era, and hopefully to be resolved (#3 hit of 3 as resolution phase) in a way that actually benefits the nation in the realm of staid Saturn's concerns. Paying one's debts comes to mind (Saturn = loss; default.)

Below is an image of the US Saturn Return horoscope for August 28, 2011 which becomes exact (partile) @ 5:14;19 am edt in the District of Columbia, with a few basic astro-notes included. And I note that Saturn's delaying function is on display with the MLK Memorial Dedication's postponement!



Balsamic Moon phase of Endings with a potential for sneaky behavior by the Dark of the Moon; Hour Jupiter, 10Tau21 at Midheaven (The Goal); ASC 18Leo11 with Mercury 18:50 rising; chart-ruler Sun 4Vir44 in 1st house and part of an Earth Grand Trine between Sun/Venus, Jupiter, and Pluto.

Transit Pluto continues blocking financial progress through Mr. Organized Crime's opposition to US natal planets in business-oriented Cancer: Venus, Jupiter, and soon, the Sun.

Also visible in the chart (click to enlarge) are two interlaced Fists of God configurations indicating difficult karmic conditions, and/or an overide by a Higher Power (such as a hurricane--one Fist has oceanic Neptune at apex.)

(On karma: a Saturnian astrologer here, so if I use the word 'karmic', it's a reference to the inevitability of reaping what was sown, not to I-Was-Marie-Antoinette pie-in-sky notions. Sorry, past-lifers but that's just how this Capricorn rolls astrologically--heredity and genetics, not reincarnation.)

One Fist of God pattern involves the Uranus/Pluto square of rebellion at its base and both Fists create midpoint pictures which we may wish to consider. The second Fist contains the Mars/Saturn square with both squares separating (waning) yet retaining some measure of power to affect the environment and imprint themselves upon US Saturn Return 2011--a celestial occurrence which is forever imprinted upon the presidency of Barack Obama.

Midpoint pictures: any, all, or none may apply:

Uranus/Pluto = Mercury: adept thinking leads to ideas made real; rational discussions about needs for reform or change; constant focus on new ideas/plans; restless minds; indefatigable workers; resourceful inventors.

Uranus/Pluto - ASC: an application of force; an accident; an unusual or restless environment (I believe the August 28th March on Washington is scheduled to be held in spite of the threatening weather conditions which may turn out to be of no consequence to the District after all.)

Mars/Saturn = watery Neptune 29AQ22 Rx (a 29th critical/crisis degree): a weakening of well-prepared plans (the memorial dedication postponed beyond the MLK speech's 48th anniversary marker? jc); pretenses or cover-ups about the state of preparedness (FEMA? jc); inefficient use of energy (power outages? jc) (Ebertin; Munkasey.)

Chart-ruler Sun in fussy yet dedicated Virgo (which opposes the Progressed Sun 4Pis10 in America's Secondary Full Moon chart of December 2008, conjunct the Sec Moon 4Vir10--this spotlighting hints at Financial Collapse 2008 conditions) forms but two applying aspects in our Saturn Return chart of August 28, 2011. Four planets participate in an Earth Grand Trine, a closed circuit of energies.

Actors (planets) within a Grand Trine in Earth signs (Tau, Vir, Cap) prefer the status quo by which they feel supported, and may possess much practical inspiration toward building structures; an amazing amount of endurance is also involved due to the patient qualities of Earth signs.

Will credit begin to loosen up soon? Will banksters return the trillions in bailout money to the American people since corporations are reporting huge profits and our economy needs it back? Yet that pair of wastrels and speculators, Jupiter and Neptune, rule and co-rule the chart's 8th house of Shared Resources, Debt, Credit, Corporations, and Transformation through Pisces.

Yes, the Grand Trine's planetary combos of Sun/Jupiter, Sun/Pluto, Jupiter/Pluto relate to political, social, and religious leaders, plus to global bankers (Jup/Plu) such as the Federal Reserve Bank...those who advance large scale projects and schemes which entail great gains for the select few, yet limited benefits 'trickle down' to the masses (a trine's self-protective 'closed circuit of energies'.)

Sun in Virgo Applies...

Orator Mercury in showy Leo rises yet the Virgo Sun's applying aspects describe how things will proceed in relation to our Saturn Return, #3 of 3, the resolution phase for the next 28 years until Saturn comes back to 14Lib48 on Oct 5, 2040, during an Airy Jupiter/Saturn conjunction:

1. trine Pluto (0A15): leadership focuses on power and control issues, and may exhibit skill in handling financial matters; deductive reasoning, such as in detective work or research, may be highlighted; wheat is separated from chaff; scandals may be revealed or spotlighted.

2. trine Jupiter (5S37) indicates much solar creativity, optimism, and possibly a desire to leave 'the rat race'--will another presidential nomination candidate leave the race? Self-assurance, a sense of ease, a lack of incentive for taking action, and self-indulgence usually accompany a Sun/Jupiter trine. (Sun/Jupiter trine Mitt Romney springs instantly to mind!)


As you see, August 28th's protective Jupiter in Taurus sits precisely upon the MC of this chart, the Aspiration Point--next to that, I've penned Martin Luther King's natal Jupiter 1Tau10 and natal Chiron 5Tau25 near this MC indicating that his current Jupiter Return is in progress (a 3-fer: June 10, 2011, Dec 4, 2011 Rx, and Jan 16, 2012 which times his *birthday in Jan 2012 and which is meant to be Jupiter's Reward Cycle.) Some reward! Assassination of an inconvenient man leads to his being chiseled in stone and his memory regaled with the oration of ceremonial speeches some 48 years later by those who only attempt to rise to his oration standards.

Well, MLK's values are at the most visible point of the US Saturn Return chart which lifts up his natal Jupiter/Chiron combo denoting his natural preaching abilities, strong convictions which were communicated more fully as he matured, and his inner intensity of purpose. The conjunction describes him as a 'maverick with a superiority complex who listened very little to others' (Clow, Chiron.)


Now you may wish to explore more astro-factors in the Saturn Return 2011 horoscope for America (since the chart is 'good for' 28 years) and I hope you will. Then feel free to share your insights bwo an on-topic Comment here, as you wish!

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*Birth data: Martin Luther King, Jr January 15, 1929 12:00 pm CST Atlanta, GA; Rodden Rating A; ASC 13Tau48 where transit Jupiter now pauses; MC 28Cap13--conjunct US natal Pluto, planet of saboteurs and assassins--and Sun 25Cap08 conjunct his m MC from the 9th house side of Religion, Philosophy, and Higher Education; Moon is @ 19Pis35 with Venus in 11th H; chart-ruler Venus is compassionate toward the downtrodden in mystical, psychic sponge Pisces.

His Earth-Water Sun Cap/Moon Pisces personality blend shows:

a pragmatic dreamer; a compassionate realist; tough and tender; dependable but private; solemn insights into mankind's plight; devoted and loyal; personal courage found in moral precepts; fear of the unknown; may bend fact to fit a thesis (handy for Politics! jc/)

And had he lived, his Uranus Return would be a topic of discussion and of-the-moment with natal Uranus 3Ari57 just inside his n 12th house of Politics and Karma; Uranus in the above chart is @ 3Ari40--Uranus in Aries = radical Utopians, says Ebertin.

Images for Integration: A child builds a sandcastle of reinforced concrete...A wine collector uncorks a rare vintage to celebrate a success...Bilbo in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings...Bathers in a Landscape by Cezanne...Elvis Presley's Blue Suede Shoes. (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

As you see, Tolkien, Cezanne, and Presley were born with this Sun-Moon blend.

To end, here's a quote from Elvis the King which seems apt for the enshrining of Dr. King in stone while America regresses on all the social issues and problems that mattered to him most during his lifetime--while certain political parties, their agents, and shills try very hard to bring back slavery!

"It's very hard to live up to an image."

Amen.

No, images are not what's most important under current conditions and a statue can't hire a single worker, sign a paycheck, or construct a factory, can't it? So it must be time for we-the-people to Rebuild The Dream of America!









Aug 24, 2011

List: Donations to Deficit 'Super Committee' members

Oh good! Shining light upon political intriguers is always worthwhile and eventually may serve to disinfect their contamination of democracy.

MapLight.org has published an updated list of donations to members of November's Deficit 'Super Committee' made up of 6 Republicans and 6 Democrats (aka, a 'Super Congress' formed in part to drive a spike into the heart of the US Constitution and to circumvent a traditional role of the US Congress.)

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Four favorite sites covering progressive issues:

Move To Amend
Democracy Now!
Thom Hartmann
Global Astrology


And three quotes of note:

"That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above...and that which is Above corresponds to that which is Below--to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing."

-Hermes Trismegistus


"Astrology is a science in itself and contains an illuminating body of knowledge. It has taught me many things and I am greatly in debt to it."

-Albert Einstein


"Millionaires don't use astrology, billionaires do."

-J. P. Morgan, Sr, client/student of Astrology pioneer Evangeline Adams



Aug 23, 2011

SEC Shredded Documents; Earthquake Hits DC! 8.23.11

Just a heads-up today about Matt Taibbi's Rolling Stone article on the SEC (the American people's intrepid 'enforcer' against crime and fraud on Wall Street--puh!), shredding documents from their 'investigations' into Wall Street fraud and crime such as the Bernie Madoff case and others.

Also Mr. Taibbi is interviewed by Amy Goodman on today's broadcast of Democracy Now! concerning this matter, if you care for a listen.

An example from the Taibbi-Goodman interview? Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman-Sachs (its stock price drooping) has now retained high-powered legal representation, the same group that defended Enron! Why, you'd think they were in-cahoots pals or something.

Well, 'they' often say, Money Talks. And obviously, Money doesn't mind Lying.

The SEC was created from section 4 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 which was enacted on June 6, 1934. Click for details which include the names of current SEC members, a crew placed on the board in 2008, and with chairperson Mary Schapiro serving since January 27, 2009. It was time for the old Financial Collapse 2008 crowd to clear out after their collusion in The Big Fraud was done.

Two SEC Signature Planets of June 6, 1934

Looking at the transits for June 6, 1934 what pops out on a monetary level is a Venus/Uranus conjunction in early Taurus, a money sign with a negative side of greed and intolerance.

System buster Uranus is @ 00Tau00, in fact, the so-called 'Hitler degree' of violence (Adolf's natal Sun degree; looking back at that time we can see that he tended to act aggressively whenever his natal Sun (ego; hero's journey) was triggered (and other times, too, of course) so because we're talking about 1934, this is a transit of Uranus to Hitler's natal Sun, a time of sudden changes of direction toward a new identity (his rise to power and dictatorship.) There is also an inability to accept restriction or rejection with Uranus to n Sun, and he certainly resembles that remark.

So what of the Venus/Uranus imprint of 1934 upon the SEC's DNA, circa 2011?

Events of the 1930s era and their results attest to the following potentials for Venus/Uranus if one cares to remember or search them out, and certainly the hard aspect between the revolutionary pair, Uranus and Pluto, then as now, was very active (then as now.)

Under Politics and Business, here is a paraphrase of what Michael Munkasey says about the Venus/Uranus combination of planetary energies in his excellent book Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets:

Thesis: a treasury showing unexpected rises and falls in its valuation; a strange appreciation for financial assets or planning; rulers who use unusual means to develop available plant or tree resources.

Antithesis: a ruling body unable to cope with sudden infusions or lacks of financial resources; distinctive settings are suddenly exploited for development; unpredictable vanity shown by leaders or executives.


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Washington DC Quake Alert!

At 1:52 pm edt, during today's Thom Hartmann broadcast now on my TV, an earthquake shook the building. The White House and other buildings in the District are being evacuated, and Charlottesville, VA is cited as the quake's epicenter. Thom, whose program is based in Washington DC (and has remained on-air) in an old brick building, further states that he felt the building shake yesterday (8.22.11.)
Today, Thom's microphone and the set's background could be seen moving.

Charlottesville in near Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. Hmm.


Aug 22, 2011

Tripoli falls! Libya's Saturn Return 8.22.11

Tripoli, Libya in Hands of the Revolutionaries! August 22, 2011

by Jude Cowell


Perhaps you heard that the capital of Libya, Tripoli, fell Saturday night (8.20.11), three of Gadhafi's sons are in custody, and the dictator's whereabouts are as yet unknown. Revolutionaries (Uranus in Aries!) are in process of taking over the capital though heavy fighting continues in many areas, reports Amy Goodman.

Journalist and scholar Juan Cole is providing updates and analysis on Libya, plus, Al Jazeera has videos and Live Blogs available.


Astrology of Libya and a Full Moon

Yes, transformative, destructuring Pluto in status quo Capricorn continues toppling government leaders in Mr. Organized Crime's long-time-coming kind of way. There's no going back once Pluto makes a change.

In February I published the natal horoscope of Libya with February 21, 2011 transits showing Libya in process of its Saturn (accountability; restriction; government) Return to natal degree and sign (in Libra, conjunct US natal Saturn!) along with its Jupiter Return.

Now it's six months later, and certain transits are still of influence so here is Libya's natal horoscope, if you wish a view.

You'll see that on February 21, Mars was @ 29AQ conjoining tr Neptune--see transits written around the outside of the chart which may be enlarged with a click. ('29AQ' = "A Butterfly Emerging from a Chrysalis.")

August 2011 Brings Mars to natal Uranus

But time and planets flee, so on Saturday night past, out-of-bounds (of the Earthly plane) Mars, now in Cancer (always a touchy sign placement for the activist and god of war, Mars whose OOBs condition can inspire unusual feats of courage and nerve) conjoined the country's natal Uranus, a revolutionary pairing indicating explosions, guns, and danger in the environment. Something out of character or out of teh ordinary is often perpetrated under this influence. Mars @ '12Can' = "A Chinese Woman Nursing a Baby with a Message"...how interesting that mention of China turns up in Libya's revolution and the fall of Tripoli, yes?

Also on Saturday evening (8.20.11), Mercury 20Leo55 conjoined natal Pluto, a time of gaining power and discovering information about financial and surveillance matters, and when investigation supplies valuable details about travel (Gadhafi absconds for a visit-by-exile with pal Hugo Chavez? Or perhaps he's secluded in a Saddam-inspired hidey hole!)

An August Full Moon Across the Self-Will Axis

The Full Moon (a stage of culmination and fulfillment) of Saturday August 13, 2011 was triggered by the August 20, 2011 Mercury in Leo which conjoined Libya's natal Pluto, and my suspicion is that much was revealed and concluded under the rays of the Aquarian Full Moon with its Sun in Leo shining upon Libya's natal Pluto, planet of power, wealth, and control. Apparently even the Universe decreed that it was time for Gadhafi to go and these pressures had to be released.

Now when the Sun conjoins n Pluto, ego takes center stage, and one's power is under scrutiny such as we heard with world leaders, including President Obama, calling for months that is was time for Gadhafi to go, leave, vamoose--which is just what a one-world-government take-over crew would say!

Yes, oil wheeler dealers of the One World Company persuasion are simply rabid to get their greedy mitts on that Libyan oil and you'll notice that today oil prices are mixed but down--see HuffPo's Oil Prices Drop As Libyan Rebels Capture Most of Country's Capital.

One quick transformation is that Tripoli's 'Green Square' (so named by Gadhafi) has been returned by the people to its original name, Martyrs Square, and there is some concern that faction fighting may cause people to turn upon one another. My hope is that this won't be the case yet Libya's 2nd house ($) line-up of planets (Saturn, Mars 16Lib26, Neptune 21:27, and Moon--the people, at a critical 29th degree (29:04)--are about to be restricted by transiting Saturn.

Here are the implications which I hope are not too dire for the Libyan people who deserve better breaks than they've received during the last 42 years:

Saturn to n Mars: lack of energy; physical complaints; circumventing rules, regulations, and authority is ill-advised; male relationships may be interrupted or broken off. Yet it's a time for a focus on organizing and directing frustrations into more constructive channels.

Saturn to n Neptune: the 'grim reality' transit which may also bring dreams (Neptune) into reality (Saturn), and inspire practical efforts for or from charitable organizations. (America recently experienced this transit and its effects linger.)

Saturn to n Moon: a sobering period when the people feel--or are-- deprived; worry and depression rise, and monetary resources become more sparse; desires may still be attainable but only if deserved; mothers and children may be forced to move residence.

If you're of a mind and belief system, join me in praying for the Libyan people!

Now there are other transits of note to the country's natal horoscope and I hope that if you can, you may keep tabs upon the exciting yet dangerous happenings in Libya which is now seemingly liberated from 42 years of dictatorship under Gadhafi.

And remember that your comments and opinions on-topic are very much welcomed here.

Aug 21, 2011

Bilderbergers and a Web Of Debt: Solar Eclipses repeating

The Bilderberg Plan? A 'One World Company' not a NWO

by Jude Cowell

Though Ellen Brown's work is not wholly unknown to me, it's only today that I discovered a series of her instructive financial articles available at Web Of Debt where clear explanations are given for thorny topics such as the Bilderberg Group's involvement (culpability!) in the ongoing financial ills which crescendoed once again in 2008 and which continue to plague financial systems here and abroad.

Here's an interesting quote from Prof. Carroll Quigley, an insider groomed by international bankers, those self-exalted 'Masters of the Universe' who engineer and profit handsomely from bubbles, booms, and busts.

In 1966 Quigley wrote in Tragedy and Hope:

“The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole.

The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans…."

This is why I feel quite droopious when I think of the ability or desire of the US government or any other's to 'repair' the world economy or improve financial systems of nation-states.

For unless the stranglehold now being tightened by Bilderbergers, monarchists, private shareholders, and other participants in the global conspiracy to "own, not govern the world" is addressed at the root level, it seems likely that a global collapse will occur, if not now then later, and that the Bilderbergers' ARISTOCRACY OF PURPOSE between American and European elites will attain their goal to "manage the planet" through a global network of "giant cartels", as reported by Ellen Brown.

(No, I'm not certain what difference it makes whether we call them a 'New World Order' as Poppy Bush, the Rockefellers, and others have done--or a 'One World Company', Limited or otherwise. They su*k no matter what.)

So whenever you, dear reader, feel psychically protected enough to face honestly the hydra-headed 'satan sandwich' of greed and Machiavellian power-grabbing that make up the global banking industry (syndicate), you can do little better than to check out Ellen Brown's series of articles at Web Of Debt.

What Do Abraham Lincoln and JFK Have To Do With It?

Mention there is made of Abraham Lincoln's assassination soon after he had
printed 'greenbacks'--debt and interest free--to finance the Civil War rather than accepting usury interest rates on loans that were offered by central bankers. Culpability for his heinous murder as ordered by certain bankers is not proposed in Ms. Brown's articles but I myself add such an assertion here (click 'greenbacks; link to read about Abe and about JFK's similar actions in June 1963.)

For as you know, it's by making large loans to governments that central bankers acquire massive wealth and daringly, Lincoln had made an end-run around their determination to profit from the 'Civil' War which they themselves had funded in the first place.

And since the shady but not very secretive 'One World Company' must prevent governments from issuing their own currencies and credit in order to maximize Company profits--and keep governments and politicians under heel--we then see all through history examples of bankruptcies, foreclosures, crashes, and sales of people's assets at fire sale prices. And who do you think buys such assets?

Hence the financial precipice we're paused upon as the take-over plan progresses with its deluded idea of a "destiny" that intends to control all resources and necessities of life for the whole of humanity (while retaining only the best of everything for themselves.)

The Process Continues: 2008 into 2009

Now besides 2008, the year 2009 shows prominently in the scenarios and systems detailed in Ellen Brown's articles linked above and so I remind you of the Solar Eclipse of July 21, 2009 in the 11 South Saros Series--at a critical-crisis degree: 29 Cancer 27. This eclipse opposed US natal Pluto in Capricorn (with our Secondary Progressed Pluto 29Cap+, and natal Pluto 27Cap33 Rx in the 2nd house of Money in the Sibly chart.)

11S themes are: 'a need to make sudden reforms; old methods will fail and new systems are required to deal with events brought (or enforced?) by the eclipse; new ways of thinking/handling issues are needed, and any blocks may be violently or tragically removed'.

(Paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology.)

Past years in the modern era in which 11S manifested are: 1901, 1919, 1937, 1973, 1991, (2009), and next, in 2027. In these previous years, similar themes were experienced collectively along with profiteering from the misery, loss, and death that wars and financial panics created. What the 'One World Company Limited' could have in mind for 2027, I do not care to guess.

But before 2027 arrives, America must first navigate our national Pluto Return/s of 2022 (3x in Feb-July-Oct), the first Pluto Return/s in US history. Background influences of the Solar Eclipses during 2022 include 6N and 6S, both of which had manifested in 1932 during the rises to the world stage of Hitler and FDR.

April 30, 2022 6N @ '10Tau' = 'authority issues; a need to take control and responsibility; commitments made due to another's unreliability or illness'; Oct 25, 2022 6S @ '2Sco' = 'being forceful and taking power; manic energy within relationships and group activities; sudden events.


Back to July 21, 2009's 11 South Solar Eclipse @ 29Can27

You may note that 11S's occurrence in 1991 timed the assassination of writer Danny Casolaro who was to meet with a contact who had promised him more information on PROMIS software and on the global entity/network which Casolaro had titled, The Octopus (aka, The Beast, imho.) The writer was murdered before he could complete his whistle-blowing book on the global crime syndicate and his notes mysteriously 'disappeared' from the scene of the crime...

"...any blocks may be violently or tragically removed."


Solar Eclipses of 2009: 11N and 11S

Though no recent edits have been made, you may wish to read a previous post concerning 11S's effects, Danny Casolaro (1991), and financial matters, plus, view the July 21, 2009 Solar Eclipse horoscope--along with the chart of the 'New President' Solar Eclipse of January 26, 2009 (both charts set for Washington DC) at Jude's Threshold, one of my other blogs.

But why review the 11 North 'New President' Solar Eclipse of January 2009? Because its flavor and portents are indelibly imprinted forever by the Universe upon the presidency of Barack Obama...no matter where he may roam or vacation.

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Abolish the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 (sign petition) and return control of the US Treasury Department and our money supply to the American people!


Aug 20, 2011

Rally in DC! Freedom Square Oct 6, 2011

America Ours or Theirs? We-the-People v Corporate Interests


by Jude Cowell

Beginning on October 6, 2011 in Freedom Square, Washington DC, the majority of the American people have an opportunity to show our strength in numbers and turn up for non-violent resistance against the corporate direction America has taken which is now displayed by presidential hopefuls who are not speaking to the true condition of this nation but furthering the corporatist agenda.

The October 2011 Movement will mark the 10th anniversary of America's invasion of Afghanistan, a war that rages on while being a part of the bankrupting--financially and morally--of our nation. (Such extremist dynamics are explained below in the historical Timeline you'll find linked near the end of this post.)

Click the site's link above to sign a petition pledging to be in Washington DC on or after October 6, 2011, and check out the movement's Human Needs, Not Corporate Greed agenda which tallies most closely with the majority's sentiments and desires at this crucial time in US history.

(Read the text of the pledge below.)

Names of those who have so far taken the October 2011 attendance pledge are listed as well and include Bill Moyers, Larisa Alexandrovna, Jane Hamsher, Chris Hedges, Sibel Edmonds, Ray McGovern, and Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive Magazine (though he carries world banking's House of Rothschild name. Go figure. Or, see Timeline link below.)

If taxing the rich doesn't offend you, if ending wars, bringing home our troops, and cutting military spending seem part of a rational agenda to get the American financial system back on its feet, this could be the movement for you. Issues such as getting money out of politics, ending corporate welfare, protecting workers' rights, transitioning the US to clean energy, reversing environmental damage--all the things that the US government is ignoring or avoiding--are on the October 2011 agenda and if reversing direction on any of these issues appeals to you, please visit the website and see if there's anything you can do to help!

Plus, you know that October 2011 times the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget at a time when government spending should be expanded, not curtailed, if we wish our nation to continue its existence. (Why, it's almost as if a coup is underway! And the austerity touters are foaming at the corners of their corporate mouths to hurriedly create more loss, despair, and poverty in this country than their cold heartedness already has. It feels like we-the-people are in their crosshairs.

What To Do Now? We Are Not Powerless!

Then will we-the-people allow transnational corporations to continue ruling what should be our citizens' roost? Can we-the-people watch as Arab Spring protests lead the way in standing up to the tyranny of dictatorship while we busy ourselves playing trivial, inconsequential Smart Phone games? If so, that would make 'Smart' Phones more intelligent than we are!

Now keep in mind the basic tenet of the October 2011 Movement: non-violent resistance. The protest begins 8 days prior to the dedication of the new monument honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr on the Washington Mall on August 28, 2011, the precise day of America's Saturn Return (#3 of 3 conjunctions by transiting Saturn to US natal Saturn 14Lib48--Saturn is exalted in Libra, sign of the Balanced Scales of Justice, a balance our Justice Department tends to fall short of on a regular basis.)

Of course, Saturn rules such things as stone, granite, monuments, and permanence, along with matters such as responsibility, accountability, restriction, and austerity--and austerity is what the current US status-quo governing body and its corporate backers (bankers) have in mind for the entire US population's future. But the power elite's accountability for the resulting consequences (suffering, loss, despair) of their wealth-pilfering measures will somehow, they think, be avoided with only the disenfranchised taking the fall and paying the price they highhandedly set and extract...blood from a stone?

Income Inequality, a Gap That Can Be Closed!

Yes, Pluto/Chiron's plutocracy and oppression never had it so good in America since the late 1920s and 1930s. Will we-the-people sit down for this? Or stand up and be counted on October 6, 2011?

Lessons from an Arab Spring

People acting in accord in large numbers in a coordinated fashion can deprive any tyrant of legitimacy by asserting their discontent and withdrawing any and all consent to a tyrant's rule--tyranny can be resisted! This includes the tyranny of big banks, for as you know, the US Federal Reserve wears a 'federal' or 'public' mask while acting as the private corporation of governors and share holders it really is.

Yet even nonviolent resistance can bring difficulties to a population--but what are we facing at their hands now with Austerity 2012 about to be implemented in full earnest? Sadly, US presidents are powerless against these actors since all are placed in the Oval Office by the same elite forces and powers of Big Money and Corporatism that undermine our nation as I type.

Even readers who disagree with this author's continual harping upon a One World Government conspiracy against us, our hopes, and dreams cannot fail to see that current events are undermining this nation's people, sovereignty, and future. What the despots have in mind for our children and their children is demonstrated in the austerity measures now being established.

President Barack Obama, Our Hero? Not So Much

Considering his recent flowery rhetoric and grand plans for jobs creation, I do hope President Obama's ideas for improving our lot are implemented very soon to bolster the US economy, but really: without banding together, what are our chances for real improvement given the last almost-three years of expended political capital, 'free' trade touting (and now, new calls for same), and corporate advice too readily whispered in our Oval Office out of our earshot?

My fret today is that we-the-lazy must finally face the fact that only by our own efforts will America be rescued from the global banking syndicate of crime, take-overs, and greed. Will a Progressive leaders arise? We need them Now!

So is there Anyone who still holds dear the quixotic notion that 'corporations are people' who care nary a fig for those not members of the power elite class? Shall we be snuffed out without a whisper of complaint?

I pray our damaging direction will be diverted and I ask that if you are reading this post and agree with supporting nonviolent resistance against the heartless, imperial path this warring nation's government insists upon, you will stand with the October 2011 Movement by passing along the word, and/or donating to the cause, and, if possible, showing up in Freedom Square on or after October 6, 2011 to add your voice to this protest!

For if America was worth the blood, sweat, and tears it took to found her, how can we-the-people possibly allow our nation to lapse into a plutocratic, theocratic tailspin?

Take The Pledge

"I pledge that if any U.S. troops, contractors, or mercenaries remain in Afghanistan Thursday, October 6, 2011, as that occupation goes into its 11th year, I will commit to being in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., with others on that day or the days immediately following, for as long as I can, with the intention of making it our Tahrir Square, Cairo, our Madison, Wisconsin, where we will NONVIOLENTLY resist the corporate machine by occupying Freedom Plaza until our resources are invested in human needs and environmental protection instead of war and exploitation. We can do this together. We will be the beginning."




Not mentioned is October 6th participant Matthew Rothschild in this intriguing Timeline of The History of the House of Rothschild by Andrew Hitchcock which includes info on attempted and successful assassinations of US presidents, and on the American 'Civil' War and the reasons it was fomented and fought. Also, President Andrew Jackson's battle against the central bank of the US is noted, the first of which was instituted under the guidance of Rothschild agent, Alexander Hamilton, a rat in George Washington's cabinet, and a political foe of Thomas Jefferson.

Its eventual success was assured in December 1913 when an infiltrated US Congress passed the Federal Reserve Act and thus we see how 'The Fed' works against the American people today.

Note: My last sentence in no way lumps in my personal sentiments or beliefs with those of Texan Rick Perry's recent 'treasonous' critique of the Fed's Ben Bernanke which may or may not have been sincere on Perry's part. The 2012 candidate is just another tiresome Republican corporatist shill after all, mavericky as his personality may seem. But he'll tow the H of R line if he wants to enter the Oval Office as Commander-in-Thief because to become US president, you must agree to be led by the nose by the global banking syndicate and its agents. Ask President Obama. He knows it all too well. jc

Of similar concern to Americans who wish the US to continue--or regain status as--a sovereign nation is the quasi-religious group The Famuly (aka, The Fellowship) with which Republican John Ensign (among many other political men) has lived in their C Street house. Ensign was born in Roseville, CA, on March 25, 1958, hour unknown.

Therefore, you may be interested in a recommended post by asteroid researcher Mark Andrews Holmes's John Ensign Natal Chart Asteroid Analysis.



In Mundane Astrology, I primarily use asteroid Cupido as an all-purpose significator for The Family (Fellowship; Brotherhood), Corporatism, The Syndicate) though undoubtedly there are other astrological representatives for the concept of those who act in concert toward shared interests or common goals.



Aug 18, 2011

Candidate Ron Paul ignored, now attacked by MSM (video)



Alex Jones discusses how Bachmann and Perry have co-opted Ron Paul's ideas about the Federal Reserve and how the mainstream media first ignored the candidate and his popularity, and now attack him.

Now not all of Ron Paul's ideas have always resonated with me personally but he is the only one in the current field who seems even remotely genuine. And his eyes aren't nearly as crazy looking as certain others we could mention.

A possible 'genuine' exception may be candidate Buddy Roemer whose current rhetoric suits me quite well but not his siding with President Reagan years ago--depends on the issues upon which they agreed but Roemer can't win in 2012 so it's moot. And of course, the MSM is ignoring Buddy Roemer's candidacy completely. Still, Roemer's recent speech at the National Press Club is worth checking out.

So if you hear during the 2012 campaign that Ron Paul has sprouted two heads and fries up batches of lizards for breakfast each morning, consider the source and its transnational corporatist agenda with the US media running scared that a populist swell for Ron Paul might sweep him into the White House.

Not that anyone in Washington would cooperate with Ron Paul if he won.

So with a Ron Paul presidency, we'd see real gridlock inside the Beltway instead of what we're accustomed to--staged, scripted, and rehearsed Political Theater that keeps the status quo ensconced and operating againstt the American people.

Astrology and Candidate Ron Paul

Here's info concerning the natal horoscope of Ron Paul from astrodatabank (no birth time is known) set for Pittsburgh, PA.

Plus, in the last presidential campaign, astrologer Lynn Hayes published an analysis of transits (2007) to Ron Paul's natal planets titled Who is Ron Paul? Lynn uses a Solar Chart (Sun 26Leo41 rising, in Green Tree, Pennsylvania; Moon 20Tau47.)

With Rep. Paul's natal Venus 22Vir38 Rx conjoining US natal Neptune, I feel uncertain that his values (Venus) are readily seen clearly (murky Neptune) by the media or the masses--both signified by nebulous Neptune especially when it comes to Virgoan themes such as work, health, police and military service (6th house Virgo matters.)

Of course, 'popularity' is also signified by Venus/Neptune contacts!

Yet this is a similar dynamic of potential 'misreading' as with US natal Neptune 22Vir25 precisely conjoining and obfuscating President Obama's natal Mars (desire nature, motivation, action, energy) where, as previously noted here many times, Mr. Obama's true motivations and actions are veiled in some way, confusing, or completely misunderstood by the American people and his popularity was facilitated early on by the 'rock star' illusion of Mars/Neptune that so many voters were taken in by in 2008 into 2009.

Yes, Neptune's tendency toward disillusion and disappointment have surfaced from the depths as his presidency grinds on. President Obama's now-obvious corporate ties and loyalties are cases in point along with his failure to fight for the public option in health insurance legislation, allowing Wall Street thieves to make off with our money and escape prison cells they deserve for their criminality and fraud, his willingness to place our social safety net programs upon the GOP chopping block, and the ramping up of wars which some voters expected dreamboat Mr. Obama to end the moment he walked into the Oval Office door.

And you can probably think of more let-downs!

Well, let's hope the president's bold jobs bill (maybe) to be revealed in September makes a difference for our economy and dire social conditions. See? Even Robert Reich uses a Neptunian word--'maybe' which is filled with uncertainty--to describe the president's proposed improvements!

You may also be interested in my own brief article concerning Ron Paul's natal chart with a Solar horoscope image shown along with a few details which include his Chiron (the Wounded Healer) in Gemini.


In other campaign news: as of today, Rick Perry has decidely joined Mitt Romney in the Jeered By Audience Club and I say, welcome! You both deserve all the jeering and 'pointed questions' you can't avoid!

Aug 17, 2011

Alexander Hamilton disses the Tea Party! And reviewing Inauguration 2009's midpoint pictures

Tea Party Approval Rate Trending Down with American Public

by Jude Cowell


Protest4Democracy quotes Alexander Hamilton on the sort of undermining of the US government which the Tea Partisans, theocrats (feelin' all righteously resurrected from their Ronald Reagan 'Religious Right' glory days), and other corporatist shills are espousing in 2011 into 2012.

So as Presidential Campaign 2012 heats up and the overblown rhetoric with it, I sincerely hope all US voters will be able to tell an patriot from a Utopian anarchist, a true Christian from a cold hearted not-my-brother's-keeper-er, a globalist from a real American.

Let's not toss such principles as separation of church and state, freedom to worship--or not--as we please, our national sovereignty, and compassion for our fellow Americans into the historical dustbin. Better to jettison the expectations of those who use political sloganism to steal a national helm which belongs to all of we-the-people, not just the chosen few who choose to tow the corporatist line for some promised reward they may or may not find at the end of a deluded Utopian, One World Government rainbow.

Besides, if corporate tax breaks, huge loopholes, and government subsidies were going to create jobs in America, they would have done so by now--and all through the l o n g eight years of the Bush-Cheney regime when the economy fell apart.

And I say all this even while knowing how the Horoscope of Inauguration 2009 showed the midpoint of the oppressive, disenfranchising, primally violent, racist, corporatist, fascist, communist pair of Pluto/Chiron sitting upon the Obama Inauguration's Midheaven, the Goal/Aspiration Point of the chart.

For 'company' at Inaugural 2009 MC as well is US natal Pluto in Capricorn, and a 10th house Jupiter 3AQ25 (money; banking; bankers)--which conjoins China's natal Moon, signifying the people who have many jobs while the American people seem to have fewer jobs each day. Jupiter's Bottomline Economics will be with us a long time, tinged with Saturnian austerity.

Disillusioned with President Obama?

Click for a write-out of the midpoint pictures which were in effect at noon edt in Washington DC on January 20, 2009. In my post from November 2009, I optimistically characterized the pre-inaugural midpoint pictures as being mostly positive yet upon review (Mercury Rx now!) this evening, some of them in particular don't seem nearly as full of optimism on behalf of the American people as you and I had hoped on that 'Game Changing Day'.


That is, you had hoped--unless you're a corporatist, sour grapes Republican, or a Tea Partisan--then you want to see Pres. Obama 'fail', right? No matter who gets taken down with him, it's okay by you because (you think that) all your ducks are in fancy rows and ready for the paradigm shift of a New World Order.

Of course, I cannot yet rule out the possibility that the 'see Obama fail' political script is just another cynical planned-at-the-top ruse to hide a deeper agenda while keeping we-the-people divided against one another--and thereby conquered!

Anyway, read the midpoint pictures for yourself. Looking back during a Mercury retrograde phase is often profitable and it may serve to take you down memory lane to that bitter cold day in Washington DC which now seems so long ago...

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The plutocratic duo Pluto/Chiron's favorite equation? Corporatism + Statism = Fascism

America is ruled by corporations who, it has come to light, actually write the bills for Congress to sponsor and push giving the term 'Corporate America' a deeper level of meaning.


In case you haven't, you may wish to check out Move To Amend and get involved! For if you're American, this is your country, too.

Oh, and speaking of corporations, the ground underneath the Fukushima nuclear core reactors has begun to crack. Things are seriously out of control in Japan, the MSM is blacking out the truth, and the world can 'thank' the nuclear industry and their transnational backers for the disaster.

Read more or watch broadcast videos by Thom Hartmann who covers the real news such as Japan's ongoing 'China Syndrome' situation.

The New Age, Occult Symbolism, the Lucis Trust (video)



No comment. Just watch, if you're of a mind to look under rocks at very ugly squirmy things and the people who implement them. And you don't have to be an astrologer, mundane or otherwise, to do that.

Why Obama, the GOP, and the US Gov won't lift a finger to help our nation stay a nation

So Many Questions, One Big Fat Answer

by Jude Cowell

Why doesn't President Obama get tough with Republicans? Why aren't Wall Street banksters in prison? Why are so few companies hiring? Why is the Supreme Court acting like royal monarchists? Why can't foreclosed home mortgages be redeemed and families kept in their homes? Why are our war vets sleeping under bridges? And why did the dog bark at midnight?

The people's list of puzzling questions seems endless and most Americans feel that little of consequence has been or is being done to really improve our financial condition and jobs market since Financial Collapse 2008 which blew up officially on September 15, 2008: because no one believable is answering them.

If you want a sincere answer, New Dawn Magazine has published perhaps the best explanation of the long-devised goal of a World Government that I've yet to find, and perhaps you may agree.

Twelve Triggers Driving Mankind Towards World Government lays things out in easy-reading detail including what's going on now with a fracturing European Union (as Nostradamus predicted) and Germany's stubborn refusal to provide financial aid to the EU's poorer nations (which are in process of being enveloped while Middle Eastern 'rogue nations' have been poised to take their falls, too. Future puppets wait in the wings.)

History a Process

If you were around in the late 1990s, perhaps you noticed that the Soviet Bloc 'fell' just as the EU was being implemented (1999) and Putin became the Soviet darling. Although it was murky at the start, the EU now shows itself to be a proto-World Government struggling--or dramatizing--their own demise as its Nation-States mull over returning to their traditional currencies...all part of the World Government script.

Now if you've read this blog before this moment, you've noted my use of the term 'New World Order' ('NWO') or 'one-world-government' which are all the same entity and agenda...World Government. Very few politicians on the public stage are not part of the agenda though they only know the part of the plan in which they collude--the old 'need to know' ploy is used because it works. The more secretly they can act, the more efficiently things go--for the manipulators, that is.

World Capitals Will Be...Transformed

Brussels, Luxembourg, Frankfort, Strasbourg, Washington DC (Military center, of course), London, Rome, Jerusalem--all figure into the dissolution of the Nation-State now in progress. And if you don't know this, perhaps you can feel it: their plan is that the USA must be collapsed because no one country can be allowed power concentrated in one place when dispersed, de-centralized power is what the Global Power Elite have envisioned for centuries, such good little 'Utopians' all.

Lurking Somewhere in Astrology...

So with transit Uranus now in Mars-ruled Aries until 2018/19, the revolutionary Utopians have plenty of time in which to fully implement their agenda of world domination with other planets (actors) and dynamic planetary patterns aiding and abetting by aspect, off and on by transit.

In fact, if you use the 'Sibly' version of America's *natal horoscope with its 00Ari53 IC (4th cusp of Home, Domestic Scene, Homeland; AP = a World Point of Manifestation), Utopians have entered the Foundation of our national structure more deeply than since the last time Uranus reached Aries Point (AP) in 1927/28 (see below for dates and a few events that may seem similar to today's happenings. Pluto was in the sign opposite to its current one, Capricorn indicating that plutonian masters were With America then--conjoining, not challenging our natal Venus, Sun, Jupiter trio in Cancer--but now wealthy stealthy Pluto opposes the US trio. Plus, Mr. Organized Crime is within orb of conjoining Britain's natal Sun--and London is the intended Financial center of the World Government.)

Yes, quirky, explosive, political operative Uranus in US natal 4th house--which can act earlier or later than the transit promises--introduces unstable conditions, temporary arrangements, and circumstances over which people who once did, have no control. Unanticipated events and unusually odd people may appear as independence concerns vie with traditional responsibilities. Things begin and end abruptly and family ties change, often due to unexpected crises. Chaos is on the Uranian menu, sorry to say, and strikes, riots, and protests are on the upswing.

If this 4th house info sounds familiar to you, you may have just verified the correct American natal horoscope! But be that as it may, the above linked article is a must-read for those who wish a fuller understanding for Why President Obama and others are not 'helping' our financial circumstances any more efficiently or quickly than heretofore.

Also implicated are the Uranian weirdos who used the word "default" during the staged 'debt ceiling-default crisis' we were 'treated' to in July--morning, noon, and night until August 2, 2011 when the staged 'crisis' was allegedly 'averted' (Whew! we were expected to say in trembling unison as the media beat its importance into our noggins. Personally I said, Political Theater--puh! create a crisis then pretend to 'solve' it, but that's just how I am. Seriously, my church clued me in to the World Government agenda over 30 years ago but I was hoping the totalitarians would hold off until I'm history, chicken that I am. To paraphrase Scripture concerning the latter days: 'No one will be able to buy or sell without the mark of the beast'. You doubt? Then you must not be watching the news much these days! Don't blame you actually. Their plan reeks of starkness.)

So! All this to say that the New Dawn Magazine article is highly recommended for an overview of what's really going on and why nothing is being improved as we-the-people would expect so please do pass it around if you may. For in sharing the info you may be doing some sand-headed ostrich a favor--and maybe the coming Holograms of Fakery won't be such a big surprise, and more of us will know exactly who to blame for the false flag ops now being planned to keep us in line. These are operations designed to make the MSM-touted World Government seem to be the only entity big enough to 'deal' with such massive problems--some we've seen (environmental disasters, terrorist plots and schemes, credit crunch, etc), and some are being tweaked right now for unleashing at the moment the Global Power Elite decrees it will have the most effect on psyches and notions of decent futures.

Theirs is an interlocking, interfacing, complex and holistic matrix which is tactically flexible but strategically and rigidly unbending with the prospect of collapsing the US dollar and undermining the Euro as European countries potentially separate from the EU turning up every day in the news like a steady drumbeat.

Therefore, if this agenda to crash America and other nations is even remotely true, it makes them all traitors. Not just Ben Fedhead Bernanke.

And even, possibly, the anti-Bernanke candidate, preacher Rick Perry.


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*Sibly horoscope for America: July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius rising and a 10th house 'fallen from grace' Saturn if responsibilities aren't honored and authenticity isn't upheld.


The Last Time Uranus Conjoined US natal IC and Burst into 4th House

1. April 16, 1927
2. Oct 9, 1927
3. Feb 5, 1928

A few Events of 1927 which may resemble those of 2010/2011:

In US, Herbert Hoover is elected president (heard of comparisons between Hoover and Obama lately?); the Irish parliament decrees revolutionary societies treasonable; Allied military control of Germany ends; in Portugal a revolt erupts against military dictatorship (now it's financial dictatorship); diplomatic relations are broken off between China and the USSR; Hitler publishes volume 2 of Mein Kampf; exciting (Uranus) archaeological discoveries are made at the site of the ancient Babylonian city of Ur of the Chaldees (like Uranus!); Werner Heisenberg regales the world with his Uncertainty Principle--how Uranian of him.

Then Came 1928:

Stalin introduces the first Five Year Plan for a state-driven economy; borrowed money is used to buy shares on the NYSE (wish we could walk that back); in the US the first African-American congressman of the 20th century is elected, Oscar De Priest,
the French franc is devalued; and in Paris, 65 countries sign the Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounced "war as an instrument of national policy."

Click to read the Pact and the names of the signators. Here's its lofty, now very lamentable, beginning:

"Deeply sensible of their solemn duty to promote the welfare of mankind;..." How soon they forget.

When was the last time you heard a US politician tout the "welfare of mankind"?



In closing, here's a blast from a more distant American past:

"Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God's service when it is violating all His laws."

John Adams

Aug 15, 2011

Dec 14, 1996: US Sec Saturn Rx Station @ 3Sco25

An Astro-Peek at When US Authority and Authenticity Changed

by Jude Cowell


In the Fall 2010 issue of Julie Demboski's Eclipse e-zine (subscription only, now an email subscription and worth it!), I wrote a column called American Empire: When Jupiter Bowed to the Sun which detailed my views on one of the signposts along the way of America's change of trajectory toward overreach, over-expansion, overspending, quixotic notions leading us astray, and excessive arrogance and greed.

This is not our Founders' country anymore, as many Americans feel!

Astrological Jupiter's connection to idealism, broadened horizons, philosophy, and finances figures into the path-diverted picture as well for a planet moving direct at birth (July 4, 1776 US natal Jupiter 5Can56 conjunct US natal Sun and Venus) may turn retrograde by progression depending on whether it turns Rx in real time (1776), and a progressed chart is based on a natal chart when the 'clock' starts ticking by degree as well as moment--for America's founding, Jupiter began @ 5Can56.

So, you ask, just when did America's planet of Jupiterian realms turn Rx onto a more inward-looking, subtle, distanced course which transformed its participation with other natal planetary energies? Precisely on November 15, 1905, and right away we think of President Teddy Roosevelt, the Progressive Social Movement, the soon to blowup Panic of 1907, and the resulting creation of the privately-owned Federal Reserve Bank. Other events and changes occurred as well, and perhaps you can locate my article in Julie's Eclipse issue for more details.

Besides, today I want to focus on US *Sec Saturn's Rx Station on December 14, 1996 during the President Clinton era--especially with the final conjunction of US Saturn by transit to US natal Saturn @ 14Lib48, our national Saturn Return, occurring soon on August 28, 2011--the date that the new Martin Luther King Jr Memorial is to be dedicated in Washington, DC. Plus, Saturn rules stone and stone markers, of course, in an attempt to create a permanent (Saturn) remembrance of a person or event.

Astrological Saturn, as you know, rules such things as authority, accountability, responsibility, austerity, reality, restriction, constriction, restraint, constraint, reserve, inhibition, Time, delay, endings, discipline, loss, lack...but also form, function, structure, walls and boundaries (even bones, teeth, skin), prisons, membranes, old age, the elderly, etc. You know the senex scoop.

If such a Rx change of direction by progression occurs simultaneously with major transits (as they did with US Sec Jupiter's Rx Station of 1905--lots of powerful Mars/Pluto action in the early 1900s), then a "backdrop for new perspectives" becomes evident although it will be subtle at first. However, something tangible may happen during that year (1996), perhaps directed by those who are aware of the planetary change, and some US leaders are nothing if not aware of such subtle forces which they attempt to engineer to suit their wills--the old win-win way of playing the game for those in charge. Plus, a need-to-know-basis is used for keeping the strings of power within certain hands.

With Saturn Stationing Rx, a progressed trine to the Sun follows in about 11 to 13 years when a fruition of some kind is achieved which stems from the year of the directional change--1996, here, so the years 2007--2009 are implicated (US Sec Full Moon Sun 4Pis10, December 2008, occurred less than one degree past the Sec Sun/Saturn trine.)

This info, of course, provides us with a time frame linking the internalization of America's Saturnian functions (such as authority, authenticity, realism) during the Clinton era 1996 (his second term) into the era of George Bush and on into the Obama Inauguration of January 20, 2009--and beyond to this very moment, for Mr. Obama is still in office.

Yes, the presidential baton was passed from Dubya to Barry in 2009, yet on many levels, the new boss of Saturnian authority acts much the same as the old, doesn't he? And we have basically the same problems grinding on.

So looking back to the Clinton era we may one day be able to see a suspension or weakening of Saturnian functions more than we can now. And it would take months or years for me to study and blog at you concerning the effects of Saturn's directional shift as evidenced by actual events. (My Sec Jupiter Rx Station article took about 5 months off and on to compile and compose.)

Besides, you probably remember some of the authoritarian actions or non-actions of the Clinton administration (the February 28, 1993 Siege of Waco comes to mind as Sec Saturn was slowing down in preparation, already on its Station degree @ 3Sco24 and had just crossed Sec IC by progression into 3rd house where it remains) but here is a brief list of December 14, 1996 events to whet the whistle of those who are concerned with the condition of the US government and the inverted condition of our Saturn, planet of government, law, and business.

Yes, it's 2011 and America's 'broken systems' have been in the news every day now since 2007/08--and tottering, they tell us, on the brink of Saturnian collapse with transit Pluto (transformation; destruction) in Capricorn working his toppling magic.

The rest of 1996 applies as well but why not use the actual date since we have it?

Now you'll note from these news stories the use of Saturnian words such as loyalist, rigid rules, big conservative, hostages, governor, law-politics-labor-business, blockages, obstacles, and other terms which tie in directly to Saturnian themes and issues.

All 5 articles are from the Baltimore Sun and the list begins with the nation that is now our biggest creditor and a man who, it states, once worked for General Electric:

China's new man in Hong Kong Governor-elect Tung Chee-hwa was a big conservative in the US;

Clinton taps Reno, Richardson, Daley Commerce, U.N. posts go to loyalists (contains 'free' trade agreement mention--current lack of US tariff barriers now pose a huge problem along with Ross Perot's predicted "sucking sound" of US jobs being shipped overseas, aka, the NAFTA SHAFTA);

Daley has ties to law, politics, labor, business Son of Chicago mayor ran Clinton's '92 Ill. campaign (Daley 'managed' it: Saturn!);

Businesses challenge Glendening lawsuit planned to block Governor on collective bargaining;

Richardson has knack for freeing hostages abroad Nominee for U.N. envoy also is Clinton loyalist with Hispanic roots.


Well, do you feel that 'something changed in America' during Clinton's presidency as his 'authority' was constantly under challenge and threat from the GOP? Our legal system certainly was affected by the brouhaha. But I'm not so certain that the legal challenges by conservatives to his administration weren't just staged Political Theater meant for public consumption (and for the usual dividing-and-conquering of the people, plus, a financial boondoggle) for it isn't as if the Clinton presidency ended over Ken Starr's investigation, now is it?

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Some key themes and potentials for Saturn in Scorpio: skill, obstinacy, occupation with spheres of metaphysical knowledge, endurance, a serious outlook, transformation, delving into difficult problems, spiritual rebirth, melancholy. (Ebertin.) As I type, US Sec Saturn Rx is @ 3Sco14.

Station Rx info inspired by Erin Sullivan.

*I tend to use 'Sec' for Secondary Progressions (aka, SP) to distinguish them in my notes from Minor and Tertiary Progressions. The three represent the 27:13:1 planes of existence: mental-causal, emotional-intuitive, and physical. jc






Mr. Buffett's grand idea for the US Congress and a link to his natal chart

Stop coddling the super rich, says one of the richest men in America to the US Congress.

Even if taxes on the wealthy are raised, who doesn't think they'll get by just fine? To say otherwise is simply acting, pretending, and political posturing.

For as progressive broadcaster and author Thom Hartmann has maintained, if wealthy CEOs won't create jobs in America, then you'd think they'd want to aid their country by paying a larger share in taxes!

Though kicking and screaming, we came to their rescue when large corporations and plutocratic banks 'needed' massive bailouts to cover their fraud and gambling losses and make off with a huge payday yet now they leave millions of US workers idle. Paying more in US taxes when the funds are sorely needed for the sake of the nation is the least they can do after profiting off the backs of the American people for decades.

And the media's much-touted 'lack of confidence' has nothing to do with it since the willing participation of wealthy corporations would quell any such lack immediately by bolstering the system. (Mr. Buffett didn't say that, I did.)


If you haven't, you may be interested in reading Dan Cuiboda's analysis of Warren Buffett's natal chart, a study of the Oracle of Omaha!

Aug 14, 2011

Moon-Tracking Pres Obama's Bus Tour Aug 15-17, 2011

Moon-Tracking the President's 'Blame Congress Bus Tour' Aug 15-17, 2011

by Jude Cowell


President Obama's *Blame Congress Bus Tour begins tomorrow August 15, 2011 as the president escapes the District in which he has been held captive for most of the last month with lawmakers blaming one another for the debt stalemate, a political theater performance that led directly to the US credit rating downgrade by Standard & Poor's.

As S&P said in their report, AAA-rated nations don't throw around the word "default." So thanks, Tea Party and GOP! Did you get 98% of what you wanted? As usual, the power elite take 98% and leave American workers a measly 2%.

One assumes the presidential bus will not have First Dog Bo lashed to its top a la Mitt Romney's poor pooch.

Yes, jobs creation is the president's topic as the bus, if not the buck, stops in small Midwestern towns in Mr. Obama's attempt to re-connect with the American people, many of whom will have plenty of time to show up and hear him speak because they are jobless. Yet if good ideas for creating US jobs come from the people, will he use them? His lowered approval rating indicates a need for big ideas that actually improve conditions for US workers so he'd be wise to take their advice since his own advisers seem to be adding precious little on the topic.

Being Followed by a Moon Shadow?

Now as you know, in Mundane Astrology, the Moon signifies the people, the public, the populace, and publicity, and the Sun, the leader; Leo is the sign of those with natural leadership abilities, and President Obama was born with his Sun in Leo.

And since we have a definite period of time and an event (bus tour, president-to-people, Aug 15-17), let's peek at the mood (Moon) of the people in relation to the Sun (leader), shall we? Naturally, the relational Sun-Moon combination will apply with the Sun ranging from 22Leo20 (conjunct Venus 22:03 signifying harmony and the ideal, popularity, rich feelings--which he may have but most of us don't--and the potential for acting for the sake of appearances with little intrinsic value (Ebertin.)

Also let me say that I will complete/update yesterday's post on the November 25, 2011 Solar Eclipse with the 'sinister' flavor which was interrupted by a thunderstorm Saturday--to be published by Monday evening while the president is tooling down the road. But for today's post, this Moon-tracking the bus tour is too fun to ignore! And perhaps it will garner a smidgen of bus tour info.


Now I am using Monday 8:00 am edt, Washington DC as the ETD and Wednesday 8:00 pm edt as trip's end because I don't know precisely when his bus will leave or return to Washington DC, but we have to choose a time frame. And given the few bus trips I've ever taken in my life, I attest that anyone would be glad to leave their seats by 8:00 pm after a 3-days ride! Funny, but the longest one I've ever taken was from Georgia to Washington DC...many moons ago. 'Twas a nightmare I shall never repeat!


Tour's Start August 15, 2011 appr 8:00 am edt White House

Since the Moon remains in a sign for approximately 2 1/2 days, the 3-day tour shows Luna beginning in Pisces and ending on the evening of August 17 in Mars-ruled Aries. Uranus begins @ 4Ari03 and retrogrades to 3Ari59 by tour's end. Uranus in Aries = Utopians (Ebertin) so the Moon will conjoin disruptive, quirky, politically minded Uranians during the trip so we may expect some combination of excitability, emotional tension, determination, and expressions of fear and anxiety to manifest--toward, or even from, the president.

Sun Leo/Moon Pisces: with a Pisces Moon indicating confusion, deception, and Mutable (unstable) conditions--but also compassion and sympathy, the Leo-Pisces blend of energies gives the tour a steamy FIRE-WATER start that indicates modesty yet pride, warm friendliness, and an idealistic, enthusiastic flavor. Yet steam can sterilize--or it can scald!

This is a showy, dramatic combo (necessary for speeches in the limelight) and it is impressionable and easily moved by suffering. Uncertainty is there, yes, but there is a strong need to be useful and creative in a practical way. 'Dignified and hopeful' describe this charismatic energy--courageous in the face of difficulties--and it cannot feign what it really feels. Look for some serious emoting to occur with practical suggestions that we may hope the president will be able to implement in spite of his spiteful enemies.

"Image for Integration: The Wizard of Oz gives the Lion a heart and he becomes King of Oz."

The poetic Sun Leo/Moon blend is shared natally by poet Hugh MacDiarmid who wrote:

"Then I thought of the whole world. Who cares for its travail and seeks to encompass it in like loving kindness and peace?"

Yes! Who? Yet we are reminded that in 2008, a majority of Americans voted for peace and prosperity but we've gotten war and the austerity its high expenditures bring. An applying inconjunct between the Pisces Moon (11:50) and Saturn 12Lib33 in the 2nd house of Money, Earnings, and Values show a huge need for adjustments--inconjunct--between the US government and lawmakers (Saturn, which approaches our Saturn Return on August 28, 2011, 14Lib48) and we-the-people, signified here by the sign Pisces from the victim-savior axis of Virgo/Pisces.

The tour begins with Sun and Venus conjoining the natal Leonine Saturn (responsibility; accountability; austerity; restriction; contraction; loss) of the US Congress--and as stated above, I too blame Congress fro blocking progress that could aid the American people. The president (Sun) will shine a spotlight upon Congress's actions and intractability, and its responsibility (Saturn) for current economic conditions though he certainly must share part of the blame (war; appearing weak against the GOP, not fighting for the people's needs, caving in to Tea Party demands, etc.)


Tour's End August 17, 2011 appr 8:00 pm edt White House

Sun Leo/Moon Aries is a feistier FIRE-FIRE blend with more oomph to its Aries energy than with Moon in watery Pisces. Plus, as mentioned, Luna will be conjoining and sailing past quirky Uranus Rx. Will President Obama engage with a few fanatic Utopians and activists along the way? It seems so.

Leo-Aries is a self-confident, intuitive blend with an abundance of ideas which will apparently be expressed to the president. Idealistic with a social conscience, it does has a 'hero-worship' tendency--but perhaps this is just what the president needs about now to get his mojo back! Will austere Tea Partyism be criticized by the bus tour's Midwestern audiences?

To my way of thinking (America is Not broke--that's just crazy talk!), it's what the corporate-backed Tea Partisans in Congress deserve if only for using the word 'Default' in July and August as if the full faith and credit of the United States is their political plaything. (Feel free to disagree!)


Leo-Aries shows the culmination of the bus tour as being, among other things, an exercise in risk-taking for the president. This blend wants to improve things! Plus, creative enterprises that love applause is one of the ways to sum things up but by tour's end, though feelings of exhaustion will be evident (as per my personal 'bus ride to DC' comments above) so Mr. Obama may collapse like a rag doll once back with his family. He'll, of course, bounce back by Thursday and with some new idea arrows tucked inside his jobs creation quiver, and one hopes he can and will use them.

(Here's one: raising US tariffs is a good place to start.)

There is a tendency with Leo-Aries, however, to talk too much and listen very little to others which is the opposite of the stated mission of this tour. Overestimating one's abilities may be a problem as well though we must remember that the president's 2008 campaign slogan was, Yes We Can, not Yes I Can.

The Leo-Aries blend indicates a noble endeavor so with the American people's continued support for our president, we may be on to some improvements here...especially if Mr. Obama's political enemies--so fanatically determined at any cost to win back the White House and Senate--will move their self-serving, fanatical arses out of our progressive way.


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Sources: Sun Sign-Moon Sign by Charles & Suzi Harvey, The Combination of Stellar Influences, Reinhold Ebertin, and my own noodle. Feel free to use info from this post--or any of my articles, if you wish--but fairly attribute quotes and copy/pastes to Stars Over Washington please.

*A "Blame Congress Bus Tour" is what I'm calling it for now. I have no idea if anyone else is, but sassily, I can't resist! Especially since I personally blame a sorry, misguided US Congress for so many of the negative things our nation is experiencing. jc

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