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May 31, 2012

May 31 2012: John Edwards found Not Guilty

May 31, 2012: John Edwards has been found not guilty on one charge, with the judge declaring a mistrial on the other 5 counts, says NPR.

No, Mr. Edwards' behavior wasn't exemplary in the least but I'm glad he was found not guilty and hope the US Justice Department finds miscreants who are more worthy of prosecution to spend our tax dollars on. (Hint: the titans on Wall Street might be a fertile place to look.)

If you're curious, here's some astrologizing I did previously concerning John Edwards, a mercurial fellow, on one of my many blogs, Jude's Threshold, where the Pages list in the sidebar just might contain (if memory serves) a Wedding Day Astrology report on John and Elizabeth Edwards as well.

Bilderberg meeting Chantilly VA May 31 - June 3 2012

The following video is about one month old but it relates to the policy-setting Bilderberg meeting of May 31 - June 3, 2012 being held this year in Chantilly, Virginia. We discussed previously how during Campaign 2008 Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton 'disappeared' from the campaign trail and were confirmed to be attendees of the meeting in June 2008, also in Chantilly, VA.

This was the meeting at which Hillary Clinton was given the news that it would be Barack Obama moving into the White House (though she'd waited so long to occupy the Oval Office in her own right.) I imagine one reason for his selection was Mr. Obama's natural talent for swaying the masses with his rhetoric, don't you? Must be his natal Mercury in dramatic Leo! Plus, the conjunction between easily deceived Neptune in the US natal horoscope (if you use our national Sibly chart, July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA--Neptune 22Vir25), planet of the masses, and President Obama's natal Mars at the same degree, our 'rock star' connection, still manages to keep many Americans from seeing his actions and motivations clearly through obfuscating Neptune's veil.

And it pains me to say it because I love America, the America my ancestors fought and sacrificed for, but whether January 21, 2013 brings a presidential oath by neocon puppet Mitt Romney or a second term for President Obama--both funded by basically the same entities, sceptors, and crowns--we get a continuance of the globalist agenda now beggaring our coffers to establish world domination through war. We the People must now stand up for ourselves and for our country and so I must agree with Alex Jones that one way to do this is to: Occupy Bilderberg!

So please don't even think of staying home from the polls on November 6, 2012 because it gives these arrogant jokers the idea that we're apathetic and don't care what happens to our country--or to our children. Their children will be just fine, thanks.

Now here's a previous post concerning the oh-so-secret Bilderberg Group and how people the world over are awakening to their madness.

May 29, 2012

Are Local Police Scanning Your License Plate? (video)

US Mars in Gemini turned retrograde by progression in 2006 and its effects continue to turn the energy and action of the police planet, Mars, inward toward the American people, the innocent and the guilty; our national Mars will remain Rx for about 74 more years.

Shhh-h-h! The scanners aimed at your car and collecting data on where you go, how often, and with whom are supposed to be a secret your local police department doesn't want you to know about, you suspicious character you!

Plus, in Minnesota, Americans are being conditioned to see armed National Guard troops patrolling peaceful residential neighborhoods as you can see in this photo. This anti-American-citizen crusade began primarily under the presidency of George W. Bush and continues under President Barack Obama which suggests to me that a Higher Decider is to blame. Well, I've always noticed that the US presidency seems little more than a figurehead and a mouthpiece ("bully pulpit") with little power to make final calls on or changes to what globalists do in their drive to establish world totalitarianism, one of those Pluto-Chiron -isms that decent people love to hate.

In the sidebar of this blog near the top, you'll see three links to America's 'Freedom Documents' which you may wish to read just for old times' sake. But you'd better hurry, they're sinking fast.

So once again, at the risk of boring you, here is the Sabian Symbol for the Great Conjunction of Pluto and Chiron on December 30, 1999 (Clinton!) which melded their oppressive qualities into one. Their conjunction occurred on US natal *Ascendant, the What? Point of any chart and representing America as our Founders designed her to be at the time of the Declaration of Independence:

'12Sag' = "A Flag That Turns into an Eagle That Crows"...ADJUSTMENT:

Positive expression: successful self-establishment through genuine self-expression;

Negative (Unconscious/Shadow Side--jc): idle prejudices and unsubstantiated claims.

Hmmm..."unsubstantiated claims" reminds me of how someone has directed the state of Florida to purge suspected non-citizens from their voter rolls in time for Election 2012 and if they toss in the process names of US citizens who have every right to vote, well, too bad. Then may they toss out a few Republicans while they're at it!

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*A Lunar Eclipse manifests upon US natal ASC on June 4, 2012 @ '14Sag' (horoscope shown.) Will inconvenient US government secrets come to light? Will they relate to Egypt? '14Sag' = "The Pyramid and the Sphinx." Or, if you prefer the degree rounded up: '15Sag' = "The Ground Hog Looking for Its Shadow." Shadow government, more like.

Source: The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones.

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Links of note:

David Pakman

Thom Hartmann

Democracy Now!

Bill Press

Current TV

Speaking of Current TV, here's the May 4, 2012 gone-viral video of economist Paul Krugman discussing Paul Ryan's tax-the-poor 'budget plan' with host Eliot Spitzer:

May 28, 2012

Vatican scandal boils as Vatican horoscope shows

Oh, What a Tangled Web in Rome

by Jude Cowell

As expected, the leaky scandal at the Vatican has swollen and a Cardinal may be among the plotters along with the arrested butler.

From March 22, 2012, here's a link to a 3-part video presentation by Max Igan in which several topics are discussed, among them the Vatican Bank. It seems a given to me that the Vatican Bank is intricately involved in the current scandal and the battle for the Pope's fancy hat, scepter, and golden ring!

Now as you know, there are two natal horoscopes for the Vatican: the Independence chart of June 6, 1929 4:01:20 pm CET Rome Italy (historical record) when the religious organization officially became a city state and a law unto itself, and the Vatican II chart: October 13, 1962 9:00 am CET Vatican City, Italy.

Yes, the Vatican Bank has been involved in scandals 'ere this including in 2006 when a banker was murdered after leaving a meeting of the Opus Dei. God's Work indeed! And if you're in a Googling mood, I'm quite certain you can find more scandalous goings-on and mayhem happening at the Vatican and the Vatican Bank without much trouble at all.

Jupiter-Neptune Calling

Astrologically speaking, the 1962 horoscope is being activated at the moment with natal IC 1Pis51 (The Drain; Endings; Home) having fraudulent, scandalous Neptune 3Pis08 recently crossing it and there meeting natal Jupiter, planet of money and religion, at 3Pis15! As you know, the Jupiter-Neptune pair is often involved when finances are shady, grand schemes with glorious outcomes are promised, and religion is in the mix. Neptune to natal Jupiter denotes a time when idealism may become fanaticism, get-rich-quick schemes are offered, and illusion, extravagance, and exaggeration combine with disastrous results (as we see.) Practical perspectives are difficult if not impossible to keep when murky Neptune conjoins expansive Jupiter, and we might say that a deceptive (Neptune) Cardinal (Jupiter) is in the (4th) house.

Adding complexity, in the Vatican's 1929 horoscope, transit Neptune squares natal Jupiter, a time when finances are undermined, unrealistic expectations are prevalent, sneaky people creep about, and scandals lurk behind every curtain.

Other transits and progressions apply, of course, but these are the two transits to the natal charts that 'pop out' at me. You may wish to check the horoscopes for yourself, if you haven't!

Let's close with the 1962 chart which shows the mid-1960s' dynamic, explosive Uranus-Pluto conjunction at MC, the Public Status part of the horoscope: MC 1Vir51, Uranus 3Vir47, and Pluto 11Vir11--and transit Mars 13Vir27, the fire-starter, has just plowed through them causing havoc within those velvet-lined surroundings. N Uranus-Pluto = tr Mars: fanaticism; an act of violence; the mania of destruction; a state of precipitation; the stage of bending or breaking; injury; accident. (Ebertin.)

For further reading why not try an article from 1949 concerning the Vatican and Mussolini?

May 26, 2012

Welcome Home, all US Soldiers!

Thoughts about Memorial Day May 28, 2012

by Jude Cowell

At NPR, Scott Simon's Remembering a Hero on Memorial Day gives a gentle and touching tribute to Vietnam soldier Leslie Sabo, who gave his all for his country 42 years ago--my generation. Click for the text, plus, the audio of Mr. Simon's report will be online around 12:00 pm et today and it's worth a listen if you missed it this morning.

The History and Astrology of Memorial Day is interesting coming as it did after the 'Civil' War when General John Logan, National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, offically proclaimed it on May 5, 1868. The first observance was held on May 30, 1868, and of course, you recognize the Sabian Symbol for '1Sag':

"A Grand Army of the Republic Campfire"...REMINISCENCE:

Positive expression: accomplishment through the cultivation of and preservation of enduring ties with others;

Negative/(Unconsicous/Shadow Side--jc): superficial idleness and unhealthy veneration for the past.

(The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, M. E. Jones.)

Taking a look at planetary positions at noon on May 5, 1868, we see two significant conjunctions relating to our topic, the first at the Oxen Degree: Sun 15Tau26 conjunct Pluto 15:34, planet of death and regeneration. Astrological Sun signifies leaders and leadership but also the recognition and honor that Memorial Day brings. As a team, Sun/Pluto = rulers, those who strive for or crave power (such as empire-builders and conquerors), fighters, martyrs, and separation by force majeure such as war and violence. (Ebertin.)

The second conjunction has a wider orb: warrior planet Mars, strong in his own sign of Aries (18:12, with '19Ari' the Exaltation of the Sun degree) and compassionate if deceptive Neptune 15Ari54 joins Mars and brings to mind America's continually problematic Mars/Neptune square from 1776 indicating such things as deceptive actions, misguided and/or misdirected energy, and the fog (Neptune) of war (Mars.) Yet the planetary duo's potential for inspired action is what Leslie Sabo and other heros exhibit on behalf of their fellow soldiers and for their country even though they are 'lied into war' for dubious (money making) reasons by old white men, aka, war profiteers.

(Please understand that I cast no blame upon our valiant soldiers, but that's how I see the wars that Americans have been duped into fighting through the decades for all were begun by ruses and both or all sides are always financially backed by the same banking interests--simultaneously. I'm of the If Only No Soldiers Showed Up to Fight generation, remember--put the old global bankers in a ring and let them duke it out!)

Plus, Ebertin gives other implications for the Mars/Neptune combo such as "suffering harm or exploitation," "a desire to harm others," and "narrow-mindedness," all of which are activated during times of war.

Well, I've blogged myself into quite a grump when all I intended to do in this post was to remember and heartily thank all our veterans for their service this Memorial Day 2012. I think it was seeing those Sun/Pluto and Mars/Neptune conjunctions in the 1868 chart that riled me up. And after so many--too many--years of war, few will click to read this post anyway, I suspect. But if you did, please pardon my dissenting nature as a native Georgian and a Child of the Revolution! After all, a national Memorial Day wasn't agreed upon by the Southern states until after World War I for we steel magnolias can be something of a feisty bunch way down yonder in the South!

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For further reading you may wish to try Civil War April 12, 1861 Midpoint Pictures and Hidden Hands. The first shot was fired at 4:30 am LMT with the *Moon at 15Tau36! And powerful, wealthy, subversive string-puller Pluto (the Hidden Hand) was at 8Tau34, the very degree of the Robber Barons' New Moon that times the generation's natal horoscope which may be viewed here where it was posted just last evening.

*Sun/Pluto = Moon: brutal suppression of the feelings (Ebertin): attempts to project power and persuasion (Tyl); determination to effect basic changes to the flow of life's events (Munkasey.)

Of Robber Barons, Romney, and Campaign 2012

"A corporation has no rights except those given it by law. It can exercise no power except that conferred upon it by the people through legislation, and the people should be as free to withhold as to give, public interest and not private advantage being the end in view."

-William Jennings Bryan in his address to the Ohio 1912 Constitutional Convention

May 10, 2012 was the 126th anniversary of the Corporations Are People sleight-of-hand which has forced its tricky thumb upon the scales of justice ever since. Click for a few astro-notes concerning the day, May 10, 1886, and a brief explanation of how things went askew against all common sense.

Interesting that the illustrious Bryan made his remarks on the true nature of corporations in 1912, 26 years after the Big Ruse was purposefully put in place through the enthusiastic collusion of railroad titans of the day, aka, Robber Barons, and for good reason.

The Ohio Constitutional Convention of 1912 was all about progressives wanting to rid Ohio's government of corruption and to quite an extent they succeeded though women's right to vote and equality for all races were progressions too far. These days, we have regressives calling themselves 'Republicans' wanting to roll back those rights which is doubly backwards since the first instance--the whackadoodle notion that "corporations are people, my friend" is what should be rolled back instead.

In case you haven't signed yet, here's a link to Senator Bernie Sanders' effort to Overturn Citizens United, the SCOTUS decision of January 2010 which brazenly gives the Corporate Leviathan even more "legal" power to devour We the People for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But unlike in 1886, no court clerk's 'error' was needed to shaft us on the sly.

And below you see the natal horoscope of the Robber Barons with my usual scribbles added. This chart is also known as the Generation of Materialism natal chart (Ed Meece), and here's how I complained about the Pluto/Chiron oppressors in February 2008. Of late, JP Morgan Chase's CEO Jamie Dimon has proven his lack of societal merit, I'd say--he kind of made himself into a poster child for the ravages of corporate inbreeding when it's allowed to flourish under its own hubris way past when corporate charters should expire as originally intended.

New Moon April 28, 1881 10:24:47 am UT London, England; Hour Mercury; final dispositor: Venus; chart-ruler Sun applies to a trine with Uranus in 2nd house of Money, a conjunction with deceptive Neptune (5A32 = 1886!), and a conjunction with evaluating Venus, also in her sign of monied Taurus; US natal Saturn in Libra is at the Foundation of the horoscope--and making it all 'legal'.

Please click image to enlarge and you'll see that this New Moon of the Robber Barons clocks in at 8Tau14--'9Tau' = "A Christmas Tree Decorated"; it's primarily a 10th house chart which well describes those for whom worldly power and wealth are more important than anything or anyone. The New Moon occurred around a Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, the societal planets with Jupiter represnting expansion, growth, and investment, and Saturn its opposite: contraction, restriction, and control. In conjunction and maturely directed, their energies can bring much wordly success.

And naturally, I don't have to mention the abundance of Taurean energy here since greed, possessiveness, and intolerance are The Bull's shadow traits (just ask The Bull on Wall Street.) Even Pluto and Chiron, the Plutocracy duo, are near one another in Taurus and in our time, met in Great Conjunction on December 30, 1999 at '12Sag' = "A Flag Turned Into an Eagle That Crows" (MEJ) conjunct US natal Ascendant. And after the attacks of 9/11/01, the American eagle crowed and can't seem to stop.

And now, what's become a golden oldie from the stump of the Romney Campaign of 2012--you love it, you know you do!

May 24, 2012

Horrocks First Views a Venus Transit in 1639

Those Rare Venus Transits 1639 - 2117

by Jude Cowell

Coming soon to a Cosmos near you is the Venus Transit of June 5 or 6, 2012 in mid-Gemini. The excellent publication History Today tells of astronomer and mathematician Jeremiah Horrocks, a Liverpudlian, who forecasted then observed for the first time a Venus Transit (aka, Occultation of the Sun) on November 24, 1639.

Note: to read the article in full one must subscribe to History Today but the basics are there for you.

Young Mr. Horrocks made a telescope of his own and achieved this cosmic feat but since the precise hour of his observance is unknown, a New Moon--actually a *Solar Eclipse--that very evening makes an excellent timer and provides a symbolic chart of the observance if not a correctly timed event chart. How a viewing was possible during an eclipse, I do not know, however, horoscope details are listed below. You'll notice that the Solar Eclipse degree in 1639 conjoins the Solar Eclipse of November 25, 2011 (2Sag37), 1639's Pluto conjoins the current Solar Eclipse degree of May 20, 2012 (00Gem21, a 1-minute orb!), and the position of Venus in 1639 opposes Venus' degree of June 5/6, 2012 (15Gem45 Rx, a 2 degr-6 min orb), something of a Full Moon phase for Venus Transits:

November 24, 1639 Total Solar Eclipse at 10:39:41 pm LMT (NS) Liverpool, England: Venus Across the Sun

Sun/Moon 2Sag34:21; Mercury 25Sco14; Venus Rx 17Sag51; Mars 23Lib31; Jupiter 13Sag41; Saturn 13AQ12; Uranus 00Sco32; Neptune 23Sco16; Pluto Rx 00Gem22; Chiron Rx 21Tau05; NN 9Sag23. When the chart is set for Liverpool there is quite a pile-up of planets in 4th house: IC 16Sco02--Neptune, Mercury, Sun/Moon, NN, Jupiter, and Venus, all of which fall between Sir **Isaac Newton's natal Uranus 15Sco40, (Neptune 00Sag58), and Mercury 20ASag56. Horrocks' excellent math ability and astronomical calculations of the Venus Transit phenomenon opened the door to Sir Isaac Newton's brilliant work.

Well, the next Venus Transit isn't until December 11, 2117 so you and I had better climb onboard for this one and sail across the Sun, right? ;p

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*The Solar Eclipse of 1639 fell in the 2 Old North Saros Series: 'difficult themes, with unfortunate or glum news concerning relationships; separation or the ending of a union but quick action can bring positive results' (Brady's Predictive Astrology); this is the Series that Prince William was born into on June 21, 1982 @ 30Gem (or 00Can); also occurred on July 1, 2000 @ 10Can between US natal Jupiter and Sun; next occurrence: 2018 @ 21Can, then in 2036 when the Series ends @ 29Leo.

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*Isaac Newton January 4, 1643 (he was a mere whippersnapper of 4 when Jeremiah Horrocks observed Venus Transit 1639!) 1:38 am LMT (rectified) Woolsthorpe, England; Sun 13Cap41, Moon 2Can28, Venus 27AQ12.

May 23, 2012

Horoscope: Lunar Eclipse June 4, 2012

June 2011 and June 2012: Lunar Eclipses in Sagittarius, sign of The Seeker

On June 15, 2011 there occurred a Lunar Eclipse @ 24Sag and on June 4, 2012 we'll have another Lunar Eclipse, this time @ 14Sag13 which falls in 6th House when the horoscope is set for Washington DC. Spotlighted are any and all 6th H matters such as Military, Police and other types of Service, Work, Health, and our Daily Rounds. Occurring on schedule (two weeks later), this Lunar Eclipse adds Jupiterian vibes to the Mercurial energies of the Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012 @ 00Gem21 (horoscope shown.)

As you know, this eclipse of the Moon (the people; the public; the mood in Mundane Astrology) occurs a day prior to the rare Venus Transit of June 5 or 6, 2012, depending on where you sit upon the globe. Already on her Transit degree, Venus conjoins Fixed Star Rigel (to bring knowledge; to teach.) If you wish, type 'Venus Transit' into this blog's Search Bar for a list of recent posts on the topic.

Below you see the June 4, 2012 Lunar Eclipse horoscope with a few basic chart details penned in; US natal planets are notated around the outside of the chart--it's as if you're reading my notes, and welcome to them! In Washington DC, the eclipse perfects at 7:11:33 am edt with both US natal Venus and Jupiter rising (Venus/Jupiter = ASC: confidence; sociability)--ASC in Cancer (4:10) makes the Jupiter's Sagittarian Moon the chart ruler; Luna's applying aspects are noted below the chart:

Hour of cautious Saturn 23Lib07 Rx in 5th H of Gambling; Mercury is out-of-bounds (OOBs) of the earthly plane and up to who-knows-what while sojourning its Mercurial sign of Gemini, sign of reporters, bloggers, travel, transport, and trade: Mercury, Venus 16Gem44 Rx (but now in bounds), Sun 14Gem13, South Node (a Saturnian, separative point indicating the past, or a talent to fall back upon) is @ 5Gem05; the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse from whence this Lunar Eclipse issues is in 12th H as well making 12th H (The Unconscious, Politics, Behind-the-Scenes maneuvers, Karma--reaping what was sown--and Self-Undoing) vital for this Lunar Eclipse map. And of course, Lunar Eclipses tend to work on unconscious/inner levels as hidden matters and secrets are revealed, positively or negatively. With the above-linked May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse also falling in 12th H of the Lunar Eclipse horoscope--how many secrets can we appreciate at once as these 'wild cards of the Universe' shuffle all decks?

Well, the Moon's applying aspects as chart-ruler provide hints about how things will proceed concerning activities involved with the Lunar Eclipse ruled by Jupiter; both aspects are noted on the chart, lower left, but here they are for you with brief analyses:

1. Moon square Mars (1A55) with Mars 16Vir09 in 4th H of Real Estate, Domestic Scene, and Homeland: people are frustrated by delays, traffic jams or transport difficulties; anger and protests in the US and DC; premature actions may be taken by some (Mars/MC = Moon); someone forces his will on others, potentially in regard to women's issues (Mars/MC = Sun: strong will; the urge to be important; procuring the power to give orders; overcoming resistance--Ebertin.)

2. Moon conjunct Venus 16Gem44 Rx (2A30) indicates that someone's popularity increases with the public, possibly a woman--and/or, the much-touted Venus Transit tops the news!; assistance may be easier to find or gain; domestic scenes may be beautified; entertainment and parties are pleasant; instincts and intuition may be relied upon as cold, hard facts are temporarily ignored.

The energies of this horoscope are Mutable (changes, fluctuations, instability, restlessness) and through retrogradation delays are attached to evaluating Venus (rules 5th H of Risk-Taking and 12th H as mentioned above), controlling Saturn (ruler of the 8th H of Big Business, Credit, Debt, Transformation, the Occult, etc); meanwhile, wealthy, powerful Pluto Rx @ 8Cap52 sets at Descendant (Partnerships) and conjoins Fixed Star Facies (penetrating stare of a lethal weapon; focus; ruthlessness--Brady.) Prominence is given, however, to Mars at IC for being closest planet to an Angle of the horoscope--excepting Chiron at MC. Mars at '17Vir' = "A Volcano in Eruption"--hopefully a real-world volcano won't occur yet tantrums and physical force are indicated along with wildfires.

Compassionate Neptune 3Pis09 is Stationary in 9th H and will turn Rx in 9 hours, 52 minutes at the same degree and minute so here a strengthened Neptune conjoins Fixed Star Fomalhaut (humanitarianism) and I'd say the needy of the world (and those who have higher standards than to exploit others for personal gain) can use all the Fomalhaut they can get with cold-heartedness on the rise as it is. Yet with the Royal Stars of Persia, there's always a caution to be successfully managed and here it's to maintain the purity of one's dreams and ideals.

Lunar Eclipse ruler, Jupiter @ 28Tau19, conjuncts 12th cusp, a sensitive point in any chart, and is ruled by about-to-Transit Venus: two difficult stars are contacted, both of which indicate rage yet a 12th H Jupiter prefers his solitude--perhaps here he describes a guru, economics professor, or religious leader of some kind though Jupiter's expansive, abundant reputation for money, growth, investment, promise, banking, ideals, and such is obvious. In the sensual money sign of Taurus, Mr. Moneybags can overindulge himself and dissipate riches even while attracting wealth!Other people's legitimate needs are then neglected by a negatively aspected Jupiter in Taurus which is what Republican budget proposals intend to do against the American people--let them eat pavement! Actually, this greedy, stubborn Jupiter in Taurus sounds much like the Pentagon and Washington politicians in general, doesn't he?

Negatively Aspected? Jupiter Square Neptune

The Jolly One's applying square to fraudulent Neptune is out-of-sign (dissociate) but shows something secretive (12th H) occurring behind-the-scenes with Jupiter ruling 10th H of Public Status and Career; 6th H of Military and Police Service intercepts or hides the sign of Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, so expression of Jupiterian energies are put on hold in early June. And of course, you know that murky Pisces at Midheaven (MC = The Goal) is ruled and sub-ruled by the speculator-wastrel-grand-schemer pair of Jupiter and Neptune. The Jup-Nep square indicates potentials for: overblown or false religious ideals, impractical political ideologies, smooth talking wheeler-dealers blabbering their scripts, making promising hard to keep, and/or just plain old fraud and corruption like Wall Street banksters regularly enjoy committing at the expense of others.

And of course, we are promised another 'debt ceiling-default' political fight on Capitol Hill which never had to happen the first time around in Summer 2011--and voila! besides another credit downgrade, we have the specter of government shutdown looming by or before the end of the year. Yippee. So certain Capitol Hill politicians feel they must, in this election year, re-make their dumb, overblown point and we're all supposed to cower before their inability to govern--and then vote for them on November 6th. Puh! Let's ship out the ones who refuse to do their jobs and find reps who will actually do the people's business--on our behalf--for the ridiculous ideologues of Capitol Hill have earned We-The-People's contempt.

Perhaps the Grand Cross (Moon, Chiron, MC, Sun, Venus) symbolizes the crisis of a re-staged debt stalemate in Washington with the MC angle its place of expression on the world stage as their scripted squabbles threaten to again wound (Chiron) America's financial reputation. Will subversive, invisible puppet master Pluto step in? (Uranus/ASC = Pluto: the use of force; the desire to attain success even under the most diffcult conditions--Ebertin.)

10th House Uranus in Aries May Bring Sudden Disruption of Reputation

Quirky genius Uranus in Aries is posited in the very visible 10th H and may, along with the Saturn/Uranus quindecile (obsession-compulsion aspect, 165 degr) denote disruption in governing systems and a reputation for unpredicatability or isolationism; protesters will continue to be in the news since Uranus in Mars-ruled Aries describes Utopians, radicals, political reformers, activists, and revolutionaries, some of whom may come from abroad--or be directed from abroad-- since the 9th H of Foreign Lands is ruled and sub-ruled here by Saturn and Uranus.

Actually, Julian Assange and/or Bradley Manning may be described by the 10th H Uranus in Aries and one or both may be spotlighted in the news again as more details of their legal battles and government secrets are uncovered by the Lunar Eclipse; Saturn in 5th H points toward the stock market and other investments with restrictive Saturn ruling 8th H, as noted above. Yet with conservative, staid Saturn there is always a potential for status quo to be maintained and a resulting stability as well.

And then we have the gaggle of Uranian revolutionaries play-acting as US politicians in the Masonic building on Capitol Hill so perhaps they will be the ones to be revealed as actors at center stage under the rays of the June 4, 2012 Lunar Eclipse which will manifest upon America's natal Ascendant.

May 21, 2012

The Ascent of Money: Niall Ferguson (video)

The following video presentation by Niall Ferguson is 4 hours long and covers the history of money, Financial Collapse 2007-2008, trust in paper money, and more. If you watch all of the video, you may 'never get back' your 4 hours but you will be better informed:

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My thanks to the excellent Forbidden Knowledge TV for alerting me to Mr. Ferguson's enlightening presentation.

May 19, 2012

Chris Hedges: Colonized by Corporations (NYSE = Jupiter-Neptune)

On the topic of who really runs America, on May 14, 2012 TruthDig published a not-to-be-missed article by Chris Hedges, Colonized by Corporations, which makes the point that it's the declasse among us--the educated now left by the power elite with no position and few prospects--that the corporate class fears most. I provide the article link in case you missed it.

Here's a brief excerpt from Mr. Hedges' article:

"--those who hold power, real power, are not the elected mandarins in Washington but the criminal class on Wall Street."

Jupiter-Neptune Describes New York Stock Exchange

The quote from Chris Hedges 'outs' a concept that is one of the main reasons I created Stars Over Washington in 2005 (to vent frustrations!) so putting on my Political Astrology hat, I'll say that the birth horoscope of the *New York Stock Exchange shows just what Capricornian cynics like me might expect: a frothy Jupiter-Neptune conjunction, with both planets retrograde in late Libra (22:57/27:42.)

This means that the Buttonwood Tree agreement in NY was formed under such influences as speculation, waste, grand schemes (including 'bubbles'), idealism, over-extension, over-promotion, and fraud. Sad to say that the Obama administration is imprinted by a Jupiter-Neptune conjunction as well with their three exact conjunctions occurring on May 27, July 10, and December 21 of inaugural year 2009. There are no Great Conjunctions in 2013 to imprint the next presidency with different energies so unfortunately the Jupiter-Neptune themes are to be continued--plus, Neptune now resides in its own murky sign of Pisces which indicates the heights or the depths, and contagion of all sorts.

(Next up will be Jupiter conjunct Saturn once on December 21, 2020 @ 00AQ29--prominent at Winter Solstice--which hits the January 20th US inaugural Sun.)

As you remember, in 2009 all three conjunctions directly hit US natal Moon 27AQ10 (the public) which provided We the People such delights as: instability, becoming involved in speculation, losing oneself in plans, dreaminess (oh Barack!), little sense of reality, and uncertainty. Some people have experienced great loss through floods and gas damages to water tables (fracking chemicals), all provinces of Neptune with Jupiter expanding the negative effects and the size of the fraud and loss. Naturally much disappointment has resulted since inflated Jupiter-Neptune bubbles must pop eventually.

Now they say that how a person, event, or entity begins shows how things will end...the end is in the beginning. If so, We the People (and other disenfranchised populations across the globe) have already suffered grievously and lossed unfairly from the predictable actions of the weak characters of current and past Wall Street titans and traders whose natal Jupiter, planet of banks, large amounts of money, growth, gurus, and ideals, has been undermined from the start by gaseous Neptune which, according to astrological principles, wouldn't know how to provide stability if it tried. Unless it's in the spiritual realm and I think we can safely rule that out when it comes to those who worship gold, love money, and lust for power.

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*NYSE birth data: May 17, 1792 NYC; I tend to use the '7:52 am LMT' time which appears in various places online though I've seen some who favor 10:00 am LMT as does Celeste Teal in her book, Eclipses, in which she cites Maggie Hyde for her rectifcation work on the chart which gives ASC 9Leo38 with Uranus 15Leo09 rising in 1st H, and MC 27Ari59 conjunct Saturn 26:23 in 9th house which places Neptune Rx on the IC (Endings; The Drain) but on the 3rd H side with Jupiter Rx. Neptune conj IC is descriptive of what I groused about, above, with its unstable roots and shady beginnings. A Saturn-Neptune opposition indicates trust issues, lack of confidence, and exploitation; Jupiter opposite Saturn shows fluctuations in values and worth, and a need for 'yes-men' for any criticism is deemed unmerited, the titans think.

Yet looking at a '7:52 am LMT' birth hour, ASC 13Can51 conjoins US natal Sun with 1792's Chiron 15Can25 rising and MC 23Pis21--so that NYSE's Career and Public Standing are ruled and sub-ruled by Jupiter and Neptune! In both natal charts a midpoint picture emerges: Jup-Nep = Saturn: feeling abandoned by one's luck (as you will if you gamble in the rigged casino on Wall Street); false hopes; plans that come to nothing; losses; disappointments; self-delusion; pessimism; combining the real with the unreal in one's activities. (Tyl; Munkasey; Ebertin.) Plus, by transit, Saturn in late Libra has catapulted off-and-on this difficult midpoint picture into 2012 for present-day expression!

A Message to the American People from Anonymous (video)

Does the behavior of the members of the US Senate and House of Representatives ever make you wonder whose influence and on whose behalf they act under? Votes like this show their main influence cannot possibly be We the People:

Forget December 2012: earliest Mayan Calendar found!

Fabulous news! An older than dirt Mayan Calendar has been found in the deepest jungle and its moon cycles and other calculations do not support the hype over the alleged Mayan 'prophecy' of the end of the world occurring at Winter Solstice 2012, the Galactic Center Alignment we've all been waiting for. No seriously, we have.

And curiously (for astrologers!), one of the archaeologists involved in the amazing discovery (click link above for smashing photos) is William Saturno. How's that for being aptly named since Saturn rules rocks, stones, dirt, old relics, and the study of Archaeology itself? Wonder if he knows of this synchronicity...

My thanks for the article link to the excellent Crystal Pomeroy who writes a regular and meditative column for Daykeeper Journal, as you probably already know!

May 17, 2012

Will Greece leave EU as Venus Transits Sun?

Of Venus Transits and Unions with Feet of Iron and Clay

by Jude Cowell

When Venus transits or occults (like a little black speck) our solar system's Sun, associations and alliances which aren't quite normal or usual tend to be formed as has been noted since Venus Transits were recorded. Thirty-one years ago, on January 1, 1981, Greece joined the EU and Constantine Karamanlis stated that Greeks were being "called to build the new Europe."

He believed, or propagandized that he believed, that "the unification of Europe will be the greatest political event in the history of our continent. For it will stabilise relations between the powers of the world, it will guarantee Europe's independence and contribute to the strengthening of world order and peace." (My italics.)

Wow! There was a lot riding on Greece's entry into the EU though the part about "world order" kind of gives the game away, doesn't it? Tsk on these eternal Utopians and their Great Plan for Global Domination! The EU has been a 'new world order' experiment on a grand scale but cracks are showing.

Plus, if you believe in Bible prophecy such as that found in Daniel and Revelation, you may remember King Nebuchadezzar's dream which Daniel, through God's inspiration, interpreted for him as being "a great image" with a head of fine gold, breast and arms of silver, belly and thighs of brass, legs of iron, and feet part of iron and of clay. (Daniel 2:31-33.)

My studies indicate that the image's feet of iron and clay represent the kingdoms of the European continent after the break-up of the Roman Empire, and to the King Daniel declared, "They shall not cleave to one another, even as iron is not mixed with clay."

Yet for centuries powerful men such as Charlemagne, Charles V, Napoleon, Kaiser Wilhelm, Hitler--and the EU boys--have attempted to overthrow Daniel's prophecy by uniting Europe. And in recent decades they've pretended--or convinced themselves--that the feat had been accomplished.

We who now live may not see the break-up of iron and clay--the European Union--or, Greece and perhaps other member nations may fall away right before our very eyes as an expectable result of the current 'European debt crisis' and the vexing, cruel austerity measures which powerful men, who lack for nothing but consciences and compasssion, have now put in place to weed out the populations of Europe.

So this reluctant astrologer is keeping a close watch on the June 5/6, 2012 Venus Transit as a timing mechanism relating to an unusual forming or break-up of association since the 2012 Transit is the 8-years-later companion to that of June 2004, a Venus Transit which also occurred during a much-touted world-leader summit (Sea Island, Georgia) as will this one. And since astrological Venus relates to valuations, money, relationship, and the attraction principle, we shall see if Greece stays in or leaves the EU, their mutual attraction dissolved.

There may be hope for the EU, however, later in the year since the November 13, 2012 Solar Eclipse has a "joy through commitment" flavor which may portend the above-mentioned "strengthening" of the Union, a temporary circumstance at best, no matter how gloriously their and our politicians choose to spin it for their own world order purposes.

Default Theater returns and the Eclipses of 2012

Reuters reports on the "fiscal cliff" that Washington 'lawmakers' are in process of setting up for January 1, 2013, a re-run of Summer 2011's dramatic debt limit-default theater that caused the US credit rating to be downgraded thanks primarily to Tea Party members of Congress and those who bankroll them.

Yes, these are basically the same tax and budget matters left over from 2011, a summer with two Solar Eclipses one month apart (June 1 and July 1. The issues must be re-negotiated in November and December 2011--just in time for Election Day November 6, 2012 and the Solar Eclipse of November 13, 2012 (more on that later including its horoscope set for Capitol Hill; see 2012 Eclipse list below.)

For shopping and the US economy (assuming America has an economy by then once these play-acting jokers get done scoring what they hope are points on November 6), we may find Christmas 2012 to be a casualty of Washington along with the paychecks of the working class, plus there's Winter Solstice 2012 and the Galactic Center Alignment to be concerned about, if you pay attention to such things.

Well, I do declare! How easy to type scathingly when you're in a major snit of miffdom over a most sorry US Congress and the super-corrupt system of government that certain operatives and agents have engineered to fail on purpose!

A Total of Four Solar and Lunar Eclipses in 2012

1. 14 South Solar Eclipse May 20 @00Gem21 conjoins Fixed Star Alcyone (potentials: mystical but judgmental; exiled; unlucky; something to cry about); (has a Mercury influence)

2. Lunar Eclipse June 4 (intros the rare Venus Transit June 5/6 in mid-Gemini) @14Sag conjunct US natal Ascendant (Sibly); Moon = We the People; (has a Jupiter influence)

3. 15 North Solar Eclipse November 13 @ 22Sco (sign of Big Business; Corporations; the Underworld; Endings; Regeneration and Healing (has a Mars-Pluto influence); conjoins two Fixed Stars: Unukalhai (Alpha Serpentis; potentials: achievement, then a fall; legal problems; accidents; success in Politics, war, writing; shipwrecks; forgeries; and Agena (potentials: honors; success with the masses; high status; scandal and gossip)--A. Louis;

4. Lunar Eclipse November 28 @7Gem conjunct US natal Uranus 8Gem55, and transiting Midas and Pan; Sun/Moon = Uranus: unusual twists of fate; sudden developments or conflicts; acting independently; the urge for freedom--Tyl; Munkasey; Ebertin; (a Mercury influence aqain which may affect communications, planning, trade, commerce, and vote counts and re-counts);

Well, 2012 is turning into an eventful year both below and above, isn't it?Hope you and yours are faring well.

May 16, 2012

Robert Reich on Public v Private Morality (video)

As usual, Professor Reich explains it very clearly and in barely over 2 minutes:

Plus, here's a brief consideration of the natal planets of Robert Reich along with an interesting quote of his from 2009 concerning the 'top tier' and their antics.

May 15, 2012

5/15/12 Obama-Geithner meeting = Lunar Ecl Dec 2010

For the one reader who may have the time and the Astrology software, check out the December 2010 Lunar Eclipse at 29 Gemini which was the precise degree at Midheaven ('The Goal'; Aspirations) over the White House at 3:30 pm edt today (5/15/12) when President Obama and Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner are said to have met for discussion.

As you know, 29 degrees is considered a critical-crisis point in the zodiac for all signs and we may expect that real-world events such as JPMC's *out-of-bounds risk-taking and CEO Jamie Dimon's being called upon to step down from the Federal Reserve Bank board is part of the crisis here described and which leads back somehow to late 2010, first quarter 2011 in particular. And at 29 Gemini, a World Point of Mannifestation is being triggered since 29 Gem rushes to reach 00Can00, a signpost pointing us toward Summer Solstice 2012.

Let me know what you discover, okay?

UPDATE 5:00 pm et: see Boehner lays down markers on year-end fiscal cliff which notes the Obama administration's extending the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy--in December 2010. So as things now stand, the end of 2012 is expiration time since the over-generous tax cuts (for those who don't need them and will not pass on the largess to any of the 99%) had already missed their sunset...

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*Out-of-bounds now of the earthly plane is only one planet--Venus (valuations; money; relationships; the attraction principle) about to perform her rare Transit (Occultation of the Sun) on June 5/6, 2012 in mid-Gemini. Unusual alliances may be made--or broken, perhaps one or some relationships which were formed in June 2004; we'll see. Either way, Venus is in a class of her own and can be astrologically and mythologically represented on certain levels as Isis, Columba, Inanna. Not very comforting, is it?

May 14, 2012

Financial Astrology reveals risk-taker Jamie Dimon

"Millionaires don't use Astrology, billionaires do," confided old J. P. Morgan

by Jude Cowell

Well, apparently some financial titans don't use Astrology (or even pay someone who does)--or, they collapse financial conditions according to a schedule due to an over-arching 'Great Plan' long set in motion so that chaos will result and a Global Economic Order of Orwellian proportions can be set up, they think. Yes, thanks to The Great Cosmic Clock that is our Solar System, Astrology helps anti-social miscreants time their actions (bubbles, busts, take-overs, etc) in positive or negative fashion. Motives count!

In a Wall Street Weather article linked below, you'll find among other things, mention of the London trader ('The London Whale') who set JPMC's massive loss in motion by trading murky derivatives of sorry merit and the result is causing many to call for the return of Glass-Steagall provisions. But why in London?

Well, in previous posts on this blog, perhaps you've read of the City of London (a financial area which, like the Vatican, is a legal territory unto itself) acting as director of the government of the United States of America. An astro-indicator I have long used for this crazy notion is America's out-of-bounds Pluto 27Cap33 Rx (in our natal 2nd House of Money and Values) showing wealthy plutonians of power existing abroad in the old country--Capricorn--and pulling secretive strings in the US to which our politicians and Fed bankers have danced, and continue to dance. (Ex: trillions of our bailout monies circa 2008/09 were sent by the US Fed to entities and banks abroad--yet now the EU is all 'broke' and everything--except for Germany, it seems. Wonder where the trillions went? Did European monarchs scarf it up? Not satisfied, the power elite now austerely suck up the pension funds and more from the people of Europe as a global heist proceeds.)

Pluto v US Mercury Rx and Cornwallis the Surrendered

US natal Pluto (July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA) opposes US natal Mercury Rx '25 Cancer' with its telling Sabian Symbol: "A Man Wrapped in an Invisible Mantle of Power" (wording from my SolarFire software) which resonates with Pluto and his sneaky Helmet of Invisibility--and in the real world of 1776, to whoever was haunting about Philadelphia and influencing the set-up of America (Adam Weishaupt is my best guess along with his old-world backers of the 'Great Plan' both contemporary and long-passed.)The Cornwallis Surrender horoscope is linked just below for your consideration--and the time is accurate, thanks to General Washington!

And of course, you know of our national Mercury/Pluto opposition and its tendencies toward surveilllance, spying, keeping secrets, spreading propaganda, and information gathering and data collection to which we are now subject as major technological advances spur on Government Spies (NSA) to keep tabs on our every move and all personal banking activities of The Masses.

Cornwallis Surrendered--or, They Just Stopped Fighting the Revolution

In a minor form, these issues were in the back of my mind as I wrote on General George Washington, Freemason and astrologer, electing the precise time and date for Cornwallis' Surrender (see chart link just below); I hope to return to the study of that very interesting horoscope at some point especially since it is perfectly timed by a top Freemason of his day, George Washington, who soon went on to become our first US president.

Wall Street Weather: stormy

So far the most insightful article online concerning last week's revelation and mea culpa from JP Morgan Chase's CEO Jamie Dimon (of "tempest in a teapot" fame) is found on the excellent Wall Street Weather site and I hope you'll check it out if you haven't, for one doesn't have to speak 'astrologese' to appreciate WSW's info-packed article.

I Knew It Was You, Reagan!

It's impossible for me to discuss US financial issues gone wrong without mentioning Mr. Reagan and his 1%-loving influence whilst playing president so if you wish, view a horoscope with brief notes concerning the July 30, 1981 Reganomics Eclipse @ 7Leo51 which conjoins George W. Bush's natal Ascendant (degree = "A Bolshevik Propagandist.") Also see: Reagan Signs Garn-St. Germain Act October 15, 1982, a real 'October Surprise' for the American people's financial prospects, as we now know, if we didn't before.

So the 1981 Solar Eclipse got the Decade of Greed (1980s) off to a rousing start and falls within the same Saros Series as The Mother of All Eclipses (1 North) as predicted by Nostradamus (aka, the 'King of Alarm' or 'Terror' eclipse--hello, 9/11) which last manifested on August 11, 1999 and thereby got the 21st Century off to a rousing start as well. Soon came the attacks on the World Trade Center with 9/11/01's Venus @ '19Leo' triggering the 1N eclipse of August 1999--the negative potential for '19Leo' is:

"thoughtless self-indulgence and contempt for the general welfare."

Hmmm...sounds to this common-gooder like some Wall Street CEOs, banksters, traders, monarchists, zealots, and politicians we can all name!

May 11, 2012

FDR on "economic demoralization" plus, Morgan Chase revelations

A revealing quote from *Uranian President Franklin Delano Roosevelt seems applicable to current conditions in America as inner and outer forces continue undermining and destructuring our government and transforming the very lives of the American people:

"Here in America we are waging a great and successful war. It is not alone a war against want and destitution and economic demoralization. It is more than that; it is a war for the survival of democracy."

FDR June 27, 1936

Eclipses Reveal, Pluto in Capricorn Destructures, and Venus Shows Her Face

by Jude Cowell

As you know, June 24, 2012 brings earthlings the first of seven exact squares of frustration and unrest between upstart Uranus and Pluto the powerful (from Aries to Capricorn, a difficult Mars-Saturn, stop-go vibration.) These two generational planets' current cycle began with three Great Conjunctions in the mid-1960s in mid-Virgo, discriminating sign of The Critic, and of Work, Health, and Service. Virgo's 'The Virgin' archetype appears often in the iconography of America and is usually shown holding a sheaf of wheat. Ceres, Columbia, Mary, and Isis are a few of Virgo's many faces as well and the constellation's stars link our nation with Egyptian myths and goddesses along with an older goddess, Innana whose planet is Venus, now implicated in the Mayan Calendar long count which ends December 21, 2012 at Winter Solstice's alignment with Galactic Center. Plus, busy Venus is about to perform her rare transit of the Sun on June 5-6, 2012--while in mid-Gemini!

Then there's the soon-arriving May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse in Gemini (communications; trade and commerce; travel; duplicity) which conjoins Fixed Star Alcyone, keyphrase: something to cry about.) This may be of interest to you especially if you've heard CEO Jamie Dimon's sour news about the $2 billion-dollar trading loss riskily finagled by (the House of) JP Morgan Chase.

Astoundingly JPMC managed to effect their "flawed" strategy in only six weeks! Apparently fraudulent Neptune now in early degrees of its own murky sign of Pisces has helped lift London trader The Whale up from the depths and into the consciousness of the collective and into our bank accounts.

Are Globalists aiming for a World Economic Collapse? It seems so to me. The ongoing opposition between transiting Mars (males) and Neptune (loss and crime) is now separating but has been squaring the Nodal axis (direction)--lots of naughty, criminal, and misguided actions have resulted. Let's watch closely the next G-20 Summit in June in Mexico, home of The Maya, a Summit timed with Venus Transit 2012--as was the 2004 Summit on Sea Island, Georgia! Sea Island is, of course, very near Jekyll Island where the secretive meeting ('summit') of banksters planned in late 1910 the creation of the Federal Reserve System which The City of London (aka, 'the Square Mile'), backed by a certain European banking House, directs.

Predictably the announced losses by Morgan Chase are very unpromising for the US and global financial markets 'going forward'--and possibly for the re-election prospects of President Obama since financial revelations by other banks (ex: CitiGroup, weak banks in Spain, etc) will mount as Uranian "shock waves" are suddenly dragging things downward across the globe as the Geminian news spreads. Well, today is May 11 but solar eclipses astrologically can influence conditions for up to two weeks prior to eclipse manifestion and they often bring The Hidden to light, as you know--plus, keywords for the current Solar Eclipse of November 25, 2011 @ 2Sag37 include "A peculiar turn of events." To add complexity to current conditions, these two Solar Eclipse degrees are opposite one another (00Gem21 v 2Sag37) thus yoking their indications.

Mittens Romney, Hairstylist

Even candidate Mitt Romney's bullying ways in high school are now uncovered in the Washington Post (yet he seems so mild!) His forcefully cutting another student's long hair, strapping the family dog to the top of the family car for a twelve-hour drive...hmm...is a pattern of arrogance at best, cruelty at worst, being revealed? 'Funny' how both Romney and Dimon have used the word "stupid" to describe their questionable actions. We have entered the May Eclipse season and there may very well be more of such awkward and unfortunate revelations in the news, sorry to say...so many culprits and only a 24/7 news cycle!

"Millionaires don't use Astrology, billionaires do," said J. P. Morgan, client and student of the great astrologer Evangeline Adams.

And speaking of Morgan Chase, you may wish to check out a previous post on old wheeler-dealer financier and astrologer J.P. Morgan Sr himself which cites April 2008 transits to his natal chart (shown.)

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*FDR is 'Uranian' because his natal chart shows quirky genius Uranus rising and the sign of Uranus describes the behavior of each 7 1/2-year generation, the approximate length of time that Uranus remains in each of the twelve signs--here, in Gemini. Yes, communication, acting, juggling, quick decision-making, trading, equality, and duplicity were some of his specialties!

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On a lighter note:

Calling all Fine Art Lovers who find themselves in the Canton, GA area the weekend of May 19-20: the Canton Fine Arts Festival will delight--plus there will be a writer's workshop led by Terry Kay, author of To Dance with the White Dog so do drop in and bring the kids for art activities, a Serenity Garden, and more!

May 9, 2012

A Good Idea to Occupy Bilderberg 2012?

Bilderberg Group Stirs President Soup

by Jude Cowell

Just one link for today: Occupy Bilderberg which concerns shouting out the elite group that in June 2008 called Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton off the campaign trail to their meeting in Chantilly, Virginia (site of this year's meeting) to inform them of their selection for President of the United States--oh, okay--their decision of which Democratic candidate of the two should stay in the race.

UPDATE May 10, 2012: just found an article mentioning the potential for Mitt Romney's VP running mate to be decided upon at the May-June Bilderberg meeting. Hmmm...interesting. Will the Oval Office baton be passed from Democrats to Republicans on January 21, 2013? Well, Romney's expansive, 'entitled' Moon-Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio, sign of Big Corporations, may play well with the kingmakers of Chantilly, VA.

Bilderberg Group meets May 31 - June 3, 2012 12:00 am EDT Mariott Hotel Chantilly, VA.

Unless an exact hour is known, I tend to use the position of the Sun to 'begin' or open the meeting, here Sun @ 10Gem07 with the tricky planet of plans and encounters, Mercury @ 14Germ41, and Venus 19Gem19 Rx and out-of-bounds (isolation; secret associations and evaluations) and Moon @ 10Lib13.

Sun Gem-Moon Lib (Air-Air = ethereal) a blend shared natally by globalist Henry Kissinger (able to attend the meeting? then peep-eye!) who famously mis-directed the public that, "Henceforth the adequacy of any military establishment will be judged by its ability to keep the peace."

The peace! Why to these propagandists, war is peace, as you know. Yep--gotta bomb a lot of innocent women and children before their brand of "peace" can be established!

This Airy intellectual blend has three *Images for Integration, one created to describe the well-traveled, high-flying, fancy-heeled Mr. Kissinger:

"An elegant hostess puts on a party and exhibition to help a worthy cause...A shuttle diplomat brings together warring factions...Elgar's Enigma Variations - 'to my friends depicted within'."

The Party's Over: Time to Determine an Election Outcome?

June 3, 2012 11:59 pm edt: energies morph into an Air-Fire (a 'live wire'; the scholar) combo with the Sun ranging to 13Gem57 and Moon @ 9Sag43 (175:46) conjunct Fixed Star Antares (Alpha Scorpius: the need to avoid obsession; obsessed with success--Brady), just prior to the Lunar Eclipse of June 4, 2012 @ '14Sag' which falls near US natal Ascendant '12Sag'. Will the American people (Moon) be 'eclipsed' by plans made at this secret gathering of international globalists who perhaps use the president as their cat's paw--or as a willing tool actually in on The Big Game? Is an attack against our nation imminent in order to herd us together?

Let's note the blend's Images for a flavor of the meeting's conclusion:

"The Pied Piper leads his merry band of youths to the amphitheater on the hill for an afternoon of music lessons, philosophical teachings and baseball...A young man goes abroad to attend university and becomes a foreign correspondent."

*Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey.

Sounds to me like a second-term President Barack Obama accepting the nomination in Charlotte, NC with perhaps the power elite's assurance of a successful election given with a wink. Now what do you think?

May 8, 2012

Lunar Secrets of Saturn-Neptune Describe the Ryan Budget Plan

Lunar Secrets of Saturn-Neptune Describe the Ryan Budget Plan by Jude Cowell

On The Maddow Blog Rep. Paul Ryan and his draconian take-from-poor-give-to-rich 'Budget Plan' is discussed with emphasis on the consequences of the suffering from cuts to programs that operate as lifelines for the poor, elderly, disabled, and children that shall ensue in spite of Mr. Ryan's alleged Catholic beliefs. I say 'alleged' because in all my years, some of the most charitable folk I've known were of the Catholic persuasion--and they never stinted anyone they could aid by putting their religious faith in action on behalf of the disadvantaged or those in temporary dire straights.

See: Paul Ryan on the Suffering of the Poor and consider that at this time, America's Secondary Progressed horoscope shows a certain descriptive midpoint picture and other factors detailed below along with a complicating Moon-Saturn-Mars condition now active in our national progressions as well. For timing's sake, the progressed chart I calculated issues from America's 'Sibly' natal chart of July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Secondary Progressions of other versions may give slightly different timing info but all portents are for 2012 with the Ryan Budget Plan in the news and 'on the table' for implementation as if the cruel nature of its consequences is unworthy of our closer consideration.

As always with midpoint pictures, all, any, or none may apply; like the natal Moon in Mundane Astrology, the Progressed Moon relates to The People, women, mothers, and families (including political-social wedge issues such as abortion, contraception, children's nutritional programs, security needs, women marrying women, Planned Parenthood defunding, etc), and to the public's current mood and to societal trends:

Sec Saturn/Neptune = Sec Moon: pessimism; emotional depression; a low character (Ryan and his cohorts, imho, and those kicked out on our streets or going to bed hungry--in America); illness through emotional suffering; women's diseases chronic or otherwise (Ebertin); hesitating over relacing what no longer functions; activities which serve no real purpose and seem to come and go; increased use of drugs to escape harsh realities and responsibilities (Munkasey); emotional drain; feeling inhibited (Tyl.)

Such planetary sigificators as Moon-Saturn-Neptune may also be described as the Grim Face of Reality weighing down upon us yet US politicians continue to hand us enslavement to a False Reality as Paul Ryan threatens us with grim austerity measures which are now ruining communities and lives all across Europe! The German government is in command? It's a joke, right?

And now We the People are expected to cheer Ryan's nonsensical madness? Puh!

Campaign 2012's Opponents--or Is It Really Only We vs Them?

As you know, many charges against opponents and parties are being leveled back and forth during Campaign 2012 as was to be expected since this tactic keeps the electorate riled up and divided moer than informed and thus less potent to act against a ruling class greedy for more power and wealth. The charges include such taboos in America as Socialism, Communism, Trotskyism, Social Darwinism, and other systems, ideologies, and methods of governing. ("I know you are but what am I?" Insert childish, self-serving footstamp for dramatic effect. This is badly performed Political Theater, dahlink.)

So as you see, this is part of my topic here for all of these systems, ideologies, and methods belong precisely within the realm of the Saturn-Neptune pair when their energies combine. Plus, you know of the secret/invisible (Neptune) government (Saturn) which America is said to be directed by--in Britain they go ahead and call it a Shadow Government though in the US our politicians act more coyly and never discuss such a mysterious system if it can be avoided; plus, my studies continue to indicate that London has been ruling America all along! Or did you know?

Then there's our national horoscope with '1 Libra' at Midheaven (MC = The Goal) which places natal Saturn 14Lib48 in 10th house and natal Neptune 22Vir25 in 9th house (of Foreign Lands) on either side of MC which gives a picture of Saturn/Neptune = MC: capitulating to the demands of the environment totally (at Cornwallis' 'Surrender'?); using short, inefficient methods when tough, dedicated, complete work is needed; wavering between materialism and idealism; frequent mood changes; a peculiar character; emotional suffering; illness.

Or, we might say that secret, invisible government, Communism, Socialism, etc, have been our government's goal all along (well, ours and the puppetmasters abroad who actually call the shots in Washington through the Federal Reserve System.) Actually some do say such things--that maintaining The Masses on large social welfare programs is intended to be how our society functions and not as a democracy of people able to stand on their own at all.

For as Barry Goldwater (Sun Cap-Moon Tau) once informed, warned, prophesied, or promised us, "A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away." Which is not to say that social welfare programs are replete with riches for those who must partake of them for they merely help the needy get by, not prosper. You must apply to Corporate Welfare Programs like TARP or other trillion-dollar bailouts if you wish to prosper like a bandit!

Secondary Progressed Moon as Timer and Emotional Indicator

Making matters more complex, as many astrologers have already detailed, is the astrological factor of US Secondary Progressed Moon 14Lib42 now approaching our Sec Mars Rx in Sec 2nd house (exact in about 3 months but within orb now)--and Luna is already knocking on the gate of US natal Saturn 14Lib48--Moon-Saturn can show ambition, strategy, and direction, but also depressive, limiting conditions.

Add US Sec Neptune 26Vir14 Rx in Sec 2nd H as well and you have the above-mentioned depression, pessimism, and suffering, along with the fraud and sad losses of idealistic Neptune in Virgo, sign of Dedicated Work, Employment, Service--and 2nd H = Earning Ability and Values. Its our traditional values of providing aid for the needy (aka, a Christian nation and attitude) that Ryan and his ilk are working to transform along with an attempt to free up funds for more war on behalf of a 'new world order' and for the wealthy class to wallow about in like greedy pigs. Plus, indicators of floods, other expensive weather-related losses, problems with oil, gas, toxins, and poisons are shown by gaseous Neptune, as you know.

Worrisomely, our natural gas pipeline system is under cyber-attack as I type, reports USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, and NPR. Astrologically, this circumstance, in effect since 2011 apparently, shows in certain horoscopes (protagonist Mars in 9th H of Foreign Lands) and I plan to discuss the topic more fully later on if my blogging calendar permits.

Mars = Males Between the Ages of 25 - 35, Give or Take a Year or So

Well, US Sec Mars 18Lib30 Rx (retrograde by progression since 2006) has re-turned some of our troops home but has also brought protests by, and military and police actions against, the American people. The current Sec Moon-to-Mars factor indicates the anger, rage, protests, and riled up feelings and actions that are expectable whenever the emotionally charged duo of Moon and Mars get together; and maybe more Americans will soon sign up for military service in lieu of employment at home. Plus, in Politics and Business, Michael Munkasey gives the Moon-Mars duo a potential for: 'leaders who show concern about the welfare of people but don't necessarily follow through with relief'! Wonder who that could be?

In addition, US natal Saturn's presence in Sec 2nd H adds austerity, loss, delay, depression, control, and restriction to our difficult financial picture, and I for one hope and pray that America will not fall underneath the crushing boots of the cruel policies of ideologues of either political party (Tea Party members very much included) who brazenly place abstract systems of thought (such as Social Darwinism with its anti-social 'survival of the fittest' meanness, and the Objectivism of Ayn-Randers like Paul Ryan) far above their fellow Americans' very lives. Well, except that Objectivists act not as Americans, do they?

Now let's close with two Sabian Symbols which are quite descriptive of conditions in America 2012 and of certain detached politicians who now scorn their social responsibilities (tell me again: why are they 'serving' in Washington as representatives of The People?) Meanwhile they act as part of the political arm of globalist world-domination schemers rather than representing us! These symbols issue directly from the Moon-Mars Rx picture above; both pictures are from The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, by Marc Edmund Jones and to my way of common good thinking, they simultaneously describe several levels of our current conditions including Rep. Paul Ryan's Budget Plan intended to starve the needy, and to anyone who sides with his abstract anti-social dogma, either openly or secretly--they'd be ashamed if they had any shame:

'18Lib' = "Two Men Placed Under Arrest" = CONSEQUENCE.

positive expression: a heightened challenge to every special talent;

negative (unconscious/shadow side--jc): total inappropriateness of impulse and act.

'19Lib' = "A Gang of Robbers in Hiding" = DIVERGENCE.

positive: alertness to every threat against a true individuality;

negative (shadow side): abnormal mistrust of everything worth while.

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Blog Note: you'll find few astro-notes concerning the natal chart of Rep. Paul Ryan if you wish to enter his name in the sidebar's Search field; I'd add a link to the post for you but frankly I'm more than a little fed up with him at the moment. jc

May 7, 2012

On The Fed, Wilson, and other revealing topics (interview)

Past Points to Future and Culprits Suround Us

by Jude Cowell

Now here's a last interview recorded with the controversial Eustace Mullins whose book The Secrets of the Federal Reserve: The London Connection details actions and motives while naming many culprits from the past (1880s into the 20th century and into the 1980s of Ronald Reagan) of the financial and political realms. These are people whose biological and ideological descendants continue to bedevil and infest our nation to this very day.

While he was no less flawed than you or me, Mr. Mullins associated with those whom many now consider to be unsavory groups and individuals, it's true, yet if you don't think the shady financiers and politicians who met oh-so-secretly on Jekyll Island, Georgia in late November into early December 1910 in order to set up the Federal Reserve System of banks were unsavory themselves, then there's little to discuss when it comes to their long-serving bubble-boom-bust pattern highlighted by Financial Collapse 2008, the Crash of 1929, the Panic of 1907, etc, etc, both in the US and abroad.

As noted in the video below, the first loan made by 'The Fed' was to England so that World War One could be waged--and huge fortunes made (other sources confirm this.) Woodrow Wilson ran duplicitously for president on keeping the US out of the European war but that was only campaign propaganda meant to persuade the public so if any of this sounds familiar in our current conditions, there are very good reasons! Check out the interview if you dare.

Now how about a quote found in the Mullins book from the controversial 'mad' poet himself, Ezra Pound, an associate of Eustace Mullins (as is well-known); the quote appears in the book's Introduction and imho, has been proven in the New Millennium to contain several kernels of highly uncomfortable truth:

>"Here are the simple facts of the great betrayal. Wilson and House knew that they were doing something momentous. One cannot fathom men's motives and this pair probably believed in what they were up to. What they did not believe in was representative government. They believed in government by an uncontrolled oligarchy whose acts would only become apparent after an interval so long that the electorate would be forever incapable of doing anything efficient to remedy depredations."

Ezra Pound

St. Elizabeth's Hospital

Washington DC 1950

This blogger believes that such an interval has done much damage upon the awareness, clear perspective, and willpower of the American people which is why I happily remind us all to continue supporting Occupy Wall Street and other groups promoting and uplifting the common good! And please do remember the 'Bush years' full of fear, lies, propaganda, pre-emptive war on credit card, the trickle down economic ruse, and the Big Heist of 2008 when you vote on November 6, 2012. Please. For you know that as imperfect as President Obama is, Mitt Romney would be a ramped up neocon version of George W. Bush--and ingratiatingly easy to manipulate.

Oligarchy, Plutocracy, oppression, disenfranchisement, violence and fear, racism and other -isms--all may be described astrologically by planetary pairs when their energies combine yet my prime duo for such cruelty and haughty ivory-towerism is the Pluto-Chiron duo which last met in Great Conjunction on December 30, 1999 at '12Sag'--conjunct US natal Ascendant in our Sibly horoscope (July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA.) This was 'Battle in Seattle' time, the first huge protests against the World Trade Organization of global bankers, politicians, and their agents.

'12Sag' = "A Flag That Turns Into an Eagle That Crows"...ADJUSTMENT.

Positive expression: successful self-establishment through genuine self-expression;

Negative (Unconscious/Shadow Side--jc): idle prejudices and unsubstantiated claims.

(The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones.)

Yes, 'unsubstantiated claims' of the sort that are so very useful for any politicians and media types in on the Big Game of lying the American people into supporting and fighting wars by twisting us emotionally into the pawns that wealthy warmongers must have as cannon fodder.

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btw: just as I published this post I noticed that the Moon approaches '12Sag'...

May 5, 2012

Horoscope: Summer Solstice 2012

Summer Solstice 2012 with Pluto Rising in Washington DC

by Jude Cowell

Once the Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012 manifests @ 00Gem21, we then have Summer Solstice 2012 to look forward to, and this year the Sun clocks in at 00Cancer00:00 on June 20, 2012 at 7:09 pm edt in Washington DC. Below you see the Solstice horoscope set for the White House and loaded with my usual hodge podge of astro-notes and basic chart factors:

Outer, highlighted in green, are the general positions of America's natal planets, Ascendant, and Midheaven from our 'Sibly' horoscope of July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA. No other planetary links are notated on the chart including those of President Obama but if links seem significant to this astrologer, they will be mentioned within the text, or discussed in a later post.

Now let's get on with a basic consideration of the June 20, 2012 horoscope which begins our Summer season in the Northern Hemisphere and is 'good for' six months until Autumn Equinox 2012 though certain factors and sensitive degrees in the Solstice chart may remain influential and subject to stimulation by transiting planets and progressions until Summer Solstice 2013.

Summer Solstice June 20, 2012 7:09 pm EDT White House

Hour of Jupiter (posited in 6th house of Military, Service, Work, Health) @ 2Gem04 conjunct Fixed Star Mirfak (challenge-oriented; young male energy; aggressive warrior or politician; house position may be where physical prowess and/or mental abilities are overestimated, and those involved will not listen to wisdom or take caution or precaution--PM Margaret Thatcher was born with natal Jupiter and Mirfak linked, says Brady's Book of Fixed Stars; recklessness or rash action may be indicated, and additional conflicts, invasions, and wars cannot be ruled out, sad to say.

Also, with Sagittarius (The Seeker) rising, Jupiter is Summer Solstice 2012's chart-ruler (in DC) so we look to Jupiter's major (Ptolemaic) applying aspects for clues on how things will proceed. As you see, Venus in 6th H (revenge; jealousy, evaluations; money) and Jupiter (the General, Banker, Priest, Guru) are both Money significators; Venus awaits Jupiter and is conjoining US natal Uranus 8Gem55, a time when unorthodox or unusual alliances may be entered into (such as during rare Venus Transits and this Solstice is just past the Venus Transit of June 5/6, 2012 in mid-Gemini when those we would never expect to be allies 'hook-up' for who-knows-what actions to be taken...more war? more financial heisting? unknown hooliganism or secret deals of great import?)

Note: you see that the cusps of this horoscope echo closely those in the US natal 'Sibly' chart which personalizes Summer Solstice 2012 for the US and hints at a significant time frame of action especially with the chart weighted on the Angular side--all 4 Angular houses contain planets, aka, actors; the Hemispheric emphases are on Others taking the lead or holding the cards--Sun and Moon in 7th H of Partnerships-- and on equally private and public involvements; foreign bankers are lurking, m'peops, as they have from Day One in America so this may be significant of the EU debt crisis affecting US financial prospects. Global bankers are quite devious, you know, and entertain no allegiance whatsoever to America.)

Chart-ruler Jupiter Does Apply...

Jupiter applies to a square with nebulous Neptune 3Pis04 Rx (conj Fomalhaut: karmic; positive or negative; legal problems; shady associates; congenital defects; magic (A. Louis.) Jupiter/Neptune squares indicate smooth talkers (Neptune in 3rd H), over-promisers, big schemers, and difficulty identifying facts; social burdens seem heavy and too demanding, religious leaders are impractical and use overblown rhetoric, and deception and illusion undermine conditions along with financial data that's hidden, ignored, or neglected as half-truths are used as tools of persuasion and propaganda (Campaign 2012!) Avoiding exaggeration and extravagance is necessary since optimism may be misguided yet promoted by those who paint an over-rosy Big Picture.

Yes, Jupiter conj Mirfak, as mentioned above, points toward military issues and concerns in particular; plus, expanding Jupiter @ 2Gem04 opposes and therefore triggers the November 25, 2011 Solar Eclipse @ 2Sag37 (a peculiar turn of events--ex: the 'Super Congress' when the US Congress shoved its constitutionally mandated duties on twelve elite members--so the financial matters in that alleged 'debt crisis' mess, which they intend to use to promote austerity measures such as those now crippling Europe, will be on our national menu again this can-kicking summer as is to be expected from the miscreants of Washington DC.)

And with the Moon ruling 8th H of Shared Resources, Debt, Credit, Insurance, Legacies, Death, Transformation, and the Occult, we may expect market fluctuations, alternating fluidity, and instability--ups'n'downs--in the US business sector. Plus, 15Can06/24 on 8th cusp points to the natal Ascendant of The Pentagon and the costly wars that the American people pay for yet then suffer from as global wheeler-dealers who start wars make their obscene profits on the backs of everyone else (I'm looking at you, Federal Reserve System.)

Also you see that Venus squares Neptune which has karmic undertones and similar indications as above (Jupiter) with the addition of disappointment in relationships and a potential for sexual blackmail and other scandals involving 6th H and 3rd H matters; indiscriminate behavior in romance, involvement in cults, strange or shady associations behind the curtain (which may support such indicators for the Venus Transit of June 5/6, 2012); gullibility in 3rd/6th H matters is shown by the extravagant, pretentious Venus/Neptune square.

In addition to military significators in the Summer Solstice 2012 horoscope and actors who are undermined and blocked by contact with unstable and contagious Neptune in its own sign of murky, oceanic Pisces, SCOTUS is apparently scheduled to decide on the constitutionality of the Obama administration's Affordable Health Care Act--allegedly by late June 2012!

As for the Sun (the main topic of this post!) a helpful (or slippery slope) to Neptune may show for the President (Sun) who may be the smooth talker mentioned here with Neptune in 3rd H of Communications; plus, Sun will oppose Pluto in about one week with their cycle having begun (conjunction) on December 29, 2011 at '8Cap' conjunct Facies one of the 'victimization' stars. Something is culminating in the Sun/Pluto department and/or relationships are strained or ended but further sleuthing will be needed beginning with the date, December 29, 2011.

Upstarts in 4th House: US natal Uranus 8Gem55 Visited by Venus

Transit Venus to US natal Uranus heightens the ability to coordinate group activities such as political campaigns and military or surveillance operations. Mars 23Vir38 in 9th H of Foreign Lands denotes US troops far afield and foreign fighters who oppose our occupations of their countries. This Mars is quite busy for The Warrior sets off America's problematic Mars/Neptune square with its misdirected or misguided energy and confused or deceptive motivations (or inspired actions!) while conjoining both US n Neptune and President Obama's n Mars which, as you know, conjoins our national Neptune, the 'rockstar' link that veils his true actions and motivations.

Mars to n Neptune is a time when keeping a low profile and being cautious in all things is the best advice yet the 6th H indicators mentioned above concerning Jupiter and Mirfak hint that a different and unfortunate course may be taken instead. Of course, Mars conj n Mars is a Mars Return as previously discussed on SO'W for President Obama, though its degree here is not precise to the minute so you may wish to check out a previous post Obama's Mars Return 2012: Jan-Feb-June since its dynamism influences the next two years (new cycle of activity) in all the realms of Mars. And the new cycle may just aid him in getting re-elected in November 2012.

Well, there are plenty more chart factors to be delineated, of course, as you see, but briefer is better on a blog, don't you think?

Now here's a list of previous articles that relate to Summer Solstice 2012 on some level or another. Most are written by yours truly since I know which Political Astrology topics are already covered here (though with over 3,000 posts published on SO'W, it isn't always easy to locate them!) However, most on the list do contain links to articles by other astrologers and authors--in fact, the first suggestion includes the not-to-be-missed and latest forecast from mundane astrologer Theodore White:

Global Astrology Forecast: May-June-July 2012

Spring Equinox 2012 (horoscope supports the above indicators of conflict and war with the Mars/Saturn midpoint at Midheaven--'Mars/Saturn' = wars that persist (Munkasey); MC = The Goal. So...US military will remain in Afghanistan until 2024? Unconscionable, high-handed, and outrageous! Certain global banking houses keep Washington on a really tight leash, don't they? But waging war is all about the power elite making Big Money and consolidating over-arching power, after all, so the President's announcement is no surprise.)

America's Sun-Pluto Obsession which could be about our traditional 'cult of personality' tendencies of Sun worship (ex: The President) as well as meddling from other power-filled folk with plutonian natures who rule the US from afar--US natal Pluto out-of-bounds in Capricorn, sign of the old country.

May 2012 Solar Eclipse to New World Order Natal Chart

Plus, here's a list of 2012's 5 Super Moons, the first of which occurred on April 6 and the second and largest (closest) one appearing this very night as Lady Luna in Scorpio rises at sunset!

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Blog-Note: now in preparation is something New and Coming Soon, if all goes well--the first issue of Stars Over Washington Monthly, a 3-month subscription newsletter in which more details will be aired concerning political and astrological topics and which will primarily focus on the Politics and politicians of Washington DC, our astrological 'stand in' for America herself, and keeping in mind that America is a 'stand in' for our modern Global Society.

You see, my feeling after seven years of using Astrology to reveal Politics here on SO'W and on other blogs is that precious few readers make it to the end of longer articles because only those who are truly interested are...well, truly interested. Therefore, I shall make available more of my research for those who are curious or are studying Political Astrology themselves as do I (or who wish to critique my conclusions!) Plus, the majority of my mundane research is never published online--as of yet. As always, your comments, opinions, and queries will be welcome so I do hope you'll stay tuned and consider checking out SO'W Monthly! jc

May 3, 2012

Jon Stewart on the GOP v Obama v bin Laden (video 5/2/12)

Now I hope you didn't miss Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last evening concerning the big bowl of sour grapes Republicans are serving over President Obama's taking credit for the Osama bin Laden raid of May 1, 2011 but in case you did:

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Campaign 2012 and the Republicans! Which means never saying anything positive about your opponent even if it's deserved--especially when it's The One you swore to undermine at every turn no matter how your intransigence and gimickery imperils our nation.

In random order, here are five Suggested Links pour vous:

Thom Hartmann

Democracy Now!

Stephanie Miller

Bill Press

David Pakman

May 2, 2012

Secrets in Plain Sight (full video)

First, a shout-out to Cryptogon.com the site where I discovered the following awesome video today. Click to read a handy summation of the topics entailed in this video or simply have yourself a viewing:

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