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Jun 30, 2012

Full Moon 7.3.12 inspires video embed of Mysterious Structures

The Entire Sign of Capricorn a Mystical Labyrinth

by Jude Cowell

On July 3, 2012 a Full Moon occurs at 12Cap14 at 2:52 pm edt (Washington DC), the day prior to America's Independence Day 2012. Using the rounding-up method to determine degrees, the Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon of July 3rd is '13Cap' = "A Fire Worshiper" which relates to how man knows he must "--demonstrate his ultimate independence of his circumstances or else surrender his own potentialities forever. Here is ideality brought to the point of miracle. The keyword is MAGIC. When positive, the degree is extraordinary skill in enlisting every resource of the world for the exaltation of self and the consummation of its ambitions; negative: consistent overestimation of personal capacity."

Now in Campaign 2012, we are being encouraged--or propagandized, depending on your political viewpoint--by President Obama to move in a Forward direction, or, as some say, to Lean Forward. Then let's do so now with the July 3rd Full Moon and consider the next degree's symbol--'14Cap', for it is after all the Illumination Point of America's natal Sun degree @14Cancer (Sun = the leader) which will be triggered on July 4th at America's 236th birthday--a ritual of sorts:

'14Cap' = "An Ancient Bas-Relief Carved in Granite" relates to "--the ability of man to capitalize on opportunities thus brought to focus in himself and his world at large again and again. Here is an absoluteness of self as it proceeds to express itself with a true conviction, and a completeness of its achievement as it acts with the over-all perspective of which it is capable. The keyword is FOUNDATION. When positive, the degree is a gift for bringing all things into a pattern of convenience and thereupon precipitating an inevitability of desired results; negative: meaningless limitation."

(Source: The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones born Oct 1, 1888 8:37 am St. Louis, MO: ASC 10Sco08, Sun 8Lib50, Moon 16Leo34, Mercury 3Sco01, Venus 00Sco50, Mars 14Sag15, Jupiter 3Sag08, Saturn 17Leo14, Uranus 17Lib04, Neptune 2Gem08 Rx, Pluto 5Gem44 Rx, 3rd cusp = '12Cap'; as given by the author himself.)

And so, having '14Cap' prominent in my own natal chart, I hereby embed the following 43-minute video from History.com which was sent along by the excellent Forbidden Knowledge TV and illuminates all manner of ancient bas-reliefs, megaliths, henges of stone, and other mysteriously built monuments and observatories, as well as constellations such as Cygnus the Swan (or, The Vulture in some cultures.)

But this blogging Capricorn of a Saturnian Astrology persuasion isn't an 'alien-UFO' sort of gal so the video is presented in a spirit of entertainment for our July 4th holiday yet is meant also for those with archaeological interests, or even those with an artistic eye!

Now when the narrator goes into the "did aliens build it?" mode, that's when I feel expected to "strain at a gnat and swallow a camel" to paraphrase Scripture. For it seems much more likely to me that the mathematical principles--natural laws--which undergird our Universe and the architectural forms with which great structures were built in ancient eras--pyramids being a prime example--were discovered and understood by various cultures throughout history, or, as is probably the case--the knowledge of which were passed down through generations and this is how great structures such as cathedrals and henges were constructed in many spots all over the globe.

Why, the 'Sacred Geometry' of Freemasonry (aka, the Architecture of the Universe) is a perfect example of this passing down of information which provides mankind with the templates for understanding and utilizing universal principles as set forth by The Great Mathematician, our Creator.

Just look at the architecture of Washington DC and think of all the Founding Fathers who are known to have been Freemasons. If the Capitol Building and other structures in The District (with their domes topped by artful representations of goddess Venus as Isis, Freedom, Columba, Innana, etc) aren't Masonic 'temples', I'll lunch upon this keyboard...

Okay, I'll hush for now...enjoy!

Q: Did you know there's a Labyrinth Society? Neither did I.

Jun 29, 2012

The Weekend of 6.29.12: "In the United States Today..."

June 29, 2012: Some Quotes and Notes on America and the SCOTUS Decision

by Jude Cowell

First, two quotes on America:

"In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on school room walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli."

- Howard Zinn

"Whatever it is that the government does, sensible Americans would prefer that the government does it to somebody else. This is the idea behind foreign policy."

- P. J. O'Rourke

Well, the weekend is here and most Democrats, Independents, and Liberals are celebrating yesterday's SCOTUS decision to uphold the president's Affordable Health Care Act of 2010 (which I said all along should be titled a 'Health Insurance Act' for it does little or nothing to curb medical costs as they need to be.)

An interesting tidbit is that yesterday, Mercury (decisions; announcements; pronouncements) was at 2Leo51 and thus on its degree in the natal horoscope of President Obama, and in Washington DC, Mercury was the 12th house of The Unconscious (and of Politics, Self-Undoing, Karma) as FOX 'News' and CNN acted as "victims of the unconscious' those first 7 minutes by reading and reporting what they expected to read and discover. Yes, Trickster Mercury was at work! To add complexity to the circus along with elements of the media and the masses, too-speedy Mercury was aided and abetted by confused, confusing, deluded Neptune. The inconjunct aspect (150 degr = adjustment) between them (0A08) was almost exact and lead to (some of) the media's misinterpretation and misunderstanding in their crazed attempts to be "first" with the news. They reported what they wanted to report, not what was before their eyes.

Republicans Throw Justice Roberts "Under the Bus"

As for Chief Justice John Roberts who sided with the Court's more liberal Justices and wrote the opinion upholding 'Obamacare', his natal Mars is now triggered (conjoined) by transiting Uranus 8Ari27 marking a period of time when unpredictable actions disrupt his typical behavior. Tsk tsk!

Meanwhile, you may have noticed the top of this blog's sidebar where I've recently added the feed to The Political Astrology Blog which trumpets the tidings that a birth time has been found for Rep. Paul Ryan of Ayn Rand fame. His details are: January 29, 1970 @2:37 am Janesville, Wisconsin if you wish to set up a natal chart for the "Path to Prosperity Plan" fellow. By his daft idea to "tax the poor"--the 'blood out of a turnip' school of economics--I think he means prosperity only for those who already heave it, don't you? Anyway, this gives Rep. Ryan an Ascendant of 00Sag+ with Neptune rising at 00Sag+...he's a thespian wearing a mask!

Plus, as you know, the Sabian Symbol for '1Sag' is: "A Grand Army of the Republic Campfire." Well, the GOP does consider itself to be very Grand (as in, Old Party) and envisions itself to be the only political party worthy to helm the White House--ever. Guess they're just a little ole' army of never-give-up-win-at-any-cost Machiavellian soldiers on a take-over campaign who stunningly had their marching orders diverted somewhat by yesterday's SCOTUS decision.

A hearty Thank You to the excellent Information Clearing House for sending along the above (distressingly descriptive) quotes concerning the nation I love dearly--the one my ancestors fought and died for. But For Best Results: Keep Sovereign.

Plus, you'll find more about the on-again-off-again Mercury/Neptune inconjunct and its effects on President Obama in the July-August-September 2012 issue of Stars Over Washington Monthly set to go out just before and in honor of Independence Day 2012 and including Horoscopes for America's Solar Return 2012, President Obama's Solar Return 2012, and Autumn Equinox 2012--subscribe if you dare!

Here's a previous post concerning the birth data of Niccolo Machiavelli with his natal planets listed if you're interested; added are some plantary links to President Obama's natal planets for curiosity's sake.

Jun 27, 2012

"The Wrath of Cons"--Jon Stewart (video)

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart hilariously explained Republican wrath over the ill-fated Fast and Furious gun-tracking program last evening and their echo chamber of talking heads attempting to link it to Nixon's Watergate scandal (!) so I hope you didn't miss it! Besides, I lived in Washington DC during Watergate, and you, Fast and Furious, are no Watergate...

Panic in the New World Order--Gary North

Gary North writes that there's Panic in the New World Order and though I've not completed a study of his assertion, I thought you might like to check out his article which relates to the economic crisis within the European Union and other power-grasping topics.

Mr. North says that currently there are only about 6,000 people at the top of the global pyramid of power and it's curious to me that two asteroids representing archetypes for gold and greedy gold-hoarding--Midas--and Pan--panic, pandemic, pan-american, panorama (which is linked to the ancient sign of Capricorn) have been traveling in tandem for quite some time, retrograding off and on in the early degrees of Gemini (now around 9--10 Gem) and conjunct US natal Uranus 8Gem55, planet of sudden, disruptive events of a separative and rebellious nature.

And of course you know that transformative Pluto now plods through Saturn-ruled Capricorn, destructuring systems and toppling political and financial dominoes as he stealths along on his way to rejoin the degree of America's natal Pluto @27Cap33 Rx of July 4, 1776. Sad to say that for the US financial system and the American people, the dominoes being toppled by Mr. Underworld, he of massive and hidden wealth, are our natal planets in business-savvy Cancer (Venus, Jupiter, Sun, then Mercury Rx later) showing titanic power struggles for control of our government and the pilfering of our remaining resources.

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Jun 26, 2012

SCOTUS decisions Thursday--Liveblogged by SCOTUS Blog (w Venus Direct)

Since this Thursday is the last day of the Supreme Court session this term, it's believed that on June 28, 2012 the Court will issue three important decisions including the one concerning President Obama's Affordable Health Care Act of 2010.

The brilliant SCOTUS Blog will be Liveblogging beginning at 8:45 am edt so we can all keep ourselves updated. The blog has upgraded its servers in expectation of many thousands of visitors!

Plus, as you know, Venus, ruler of Libra (sign of the scales of Justice) performs her long-awaited Direct Station on Wednesday June 25, 2012, @7Gem29--conjunct tr Midheaven (Public Standing) in Washington DC (at 11:07 am edt) and will be moving forward by Thursday, the day that SCOTUS makes its announcements, perhaps around 10:00 or 11:00 am edt.

Of significance: Venus stations near US natal Uranus 8Gem55, and is traveling with transiting asteroids Midas and Pan these days. Have many pieces of gold been paid to assure the outcome of the 'Obamacare' decision? It seems as if the Supreme Court justices don't have the moral standing they once enjoyed so you decide.

As for tr Venus to our national Uranus in multiplicitous if not duplicitous Gemini (ruled by Mercury, plant of decisions), this is a time when unorthodox or non-traditional alliances are being formed and unique methods are employed in order to achieve common goals--positively or negatively.

And of course any links between Venus and Uranus may denote relationsip break-ups, or extravance or eccentricity with money.

Still, the Venus Direct Station horoscope shows tr Jupiter 3Gem32 not just near tr Venus, but conjunct President Obama's natal Moon in early Gemini, a prosperous time for attracting popularity, cooperation, and commitments from others so perhaps SCOTUS will leave at least most of the president's Obamacare intact! Plus, Obama Campaign contributions should pick up now if they haven't already.

Well, here's a previous post which includes a little Astrology and was published as President Obama signed the Affordable Health Care Act on March 23, 2010 in case you wish a re-visit as Venus re-directs.

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Jun 25, 2012

Krugman's The Great Abdication (1931 v 2012)

Historical Eclipses, 1930s v 2012, the Fed, and the EU Debt Crisis

by Jude Cowell

If you've read economist Paul Krugman's NYT op-ed of June 24, The Great Abdication, you know that he likens the current financial crisis in Europe and how its creditor nations have chosen to come to the aid of Spain with the actions taken to similar events of 1931.

The Fed in the US and the Central Bank of Europe are missing their marks and not stepping up to take responsibility as it ought to be taken. Now this is a Political Astrology blog so is there an astrological parallel at all which might link together the failures of 1931 and the misdirected actions of 2012?

Well, since Solar and Lunar eclipses have influence upon the Collective in any area of the globe (and often do), perhaps the themes of the exuberant October 11, 1931 Solar Eclipse @17 Libra in the 5 New South Saros Series will suffice since it marched headlong into the 6 North Saros Series of March 7, 1932 @ 17Pisces (a critical degree.) Together they may provide us a window into how things were going during the last quarter of 1931 and into 1932 with Herbert Hoover as US president and the American people reeling from the Crash of 1929. Click to view the 1929 horoscope and you'll note that in 2012, disruptive anarchist Uranus has returned to its 1929 position in Aries.

Grand Schemes and the Fed: Exuberance Comes Before a Fall?

The 5 New South Solar Eclipse manifested a few months after a Great Conjunction of the Big Banker duo of power, Jupiter and Pluto (the Fed and their directors, the international banking houses) @19Can16 on May 27, 1931, and about one year prior to a Great Conjunction the Fraudster-Speculator-Wastrel pair of planets, Jupiter and Neptune on September 19, 1932 @8Vir25. As you know, the combined energies of Jupiter-Neptune are imprinted forever upon the Obama presidency--first term anyway--since they conjoined and began another of their 13-year cycles three times during 2009 and washed out US natal Moon (We the People) with grander scams, heists, and foreclosures than we care to admit. And we feel them rippling still.

October 1931: 5 New South themes are rather high-spirited (Jupiter was traversing tropical Gemini then as now)--joy, happpiness, peak experiences, benefits, good news. But then came 1932...

March 1932: 6 North themes are quite another matter and relate all too well to current events and the measley actions being taken: relationships to father figures and authority; the need to take responsibility and control; commitments are made due to other people's unreliability (paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology.)

Or they should be if honest brokers were acting. But instead they're abdicating their responsibilities, as Professor Krugman points out.

Now you may know of many events from 1931 and 1932 which are described by the themes of either of these Solar Eclipses but there are two 6N events in particular which must be mentioned though one is from its earlier manifestation in 1914 @6Pisces:

1. World War I ("to make the world safe for democracy"!! Woodrow Wilson had already secretly pledged America into the war when he campaigned on that absurdly propagandistic slogan--at the direction of war profiteers, aka, international bankers and their agents in the US. Big bankers make much much more money loaning to governments than to ordinary folk. President Abraham Lincoln of greenbacks fame didn't fall for their usury interest rate schemes to finance the 'Civil' War and you know how his story turned out.)

2. The Bonus Army of 1932 when President Hoover ordered Douglas MacArthur and the army to fire on US citizens who had honorably served their country and needed the promised pay earlier than the 1945 date that Congress had irresponsibly set. For as you know, by 1932 the nation was into the Great Depression and families needed to be fed.

But Hoover's Bonus Army Mow-Down doesn't provide the typically glowing image of Pennsylvania Avenue so often cultivated these days to exalt Washington DC, does it?

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Jun 22, 2012

Jupiter Meets Uranus while Typing on a Weekend!

Typing on the Weekend of June 22--24, 2012

by Jude Cowell

Since this weekend is the last for composing and setting up my new subscription newsletter Stars Over Washington Monthly by early July, you can imagine that typing is keeping me tres busy and I won't be hanging out much here on my SO'W blog until Monday or Tuesday--crazy events in Washington DC notwithstanding. No, it isn't a weekend vacation but it is a labor of love on behalf of America!

Meanwhile, perhaps you wish to read a well-written review of my Scottish friend and expert astrologer Anne Whitaker's excellent book Jupiter Meets Uranus: From Erotic Bathing to Star Gazing which I also reviewed on Amazon in 2009--though I really don't think I did the book's usefulness enough justice!

So if Jupiter Meets Uranus is not already snuggled within your astro-library, I highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to know more astrologically and historically concerning this 'lucky breakthrough' pair with its 'social and collective links'.

(Their last Great Conjunction/s in their 14-year cycle were from 2010 into 2011 and you'll remember that the first one conjoined Aries Point and the next two were in late Pisces.)

Wishing you a Happy Weekend, if you can get one!

Jun 20, 2012

Darrel Issa's Sun Scorpio-Moon Virgo interrogates!

In January 2011 I wrote a few notes concerning the personality found in the natal chart of one Darrel Issa. Quite the dissecting critic is he.

Today, June 20 (Summer Solstice 2012 at 7:09 pm edt in Washington-- horoscope shown), Issa is in his element as the probe of Attorney General Eric Holder grinds on toward a contempt of Congress citation (something most Americans issued to Congress years ago.)

Yes, the Republicans are playing payback time in Washington DC. Yet it isn't as if Alberto Gonzales didn't merit all the scorn and approbation his criminal turn as Attorney General brought him at the hands of his Democratic interrogators.

"Payback" and "blowback"--actions have consequences. Even in Washington DC.

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Update 6.20.12: White House uses executive privilege to keep documents from Issa. So much for that. Would George Bush be proud?

Jun 19, 2012

Dual Natal Charts of Obama and Romney

June 19, 2012: New Moon in Gemini and Dual Natal Charts of Obama and Romney

Today's new cycle is timed by a New Moon in communicative Gemini and merits a lovely post by master astrologer Julie Demboski--with a charming and gorgeous art image included!

This New Moon @28Gem43 is the last lunation prior to June 20's Summer Solstice 2012--its Sygyzy Moon. Today's New Moon makes no major aspects to other planets which emphasizes its degree and house position.

But then its degree does oppose Galactic Center if you're interested that sort of cosmic connection!

Dueling Natal Charts and Candidates: Obama v Romney

Now, for those who'd like to view President Obama's natal chart on the same page with that of Mitt Romney, here is a dual image of both their natal horoscopes. Please click to enlarge for my scribbled notes and basic chart details:

As you know, there's a big difference in having natal Sun in shiny Leo, sign of the natural ruler (Obama), and having natal Sun in obfuscating, confusing-confused Pisces (Romney), sign of deception, victimization, and what should operate as compassion in the personality. Plus, Gov. Romney has Mercury Rx (thinking processes, communication style) in Pisces along with Mars (motivation, action, energy) and this abundance of Piscean energies relates, I believe, to current questions as to 'Who is Mitt Romney?', his awkwardness with others, and what some say is his 'lack of a core' now being voiced by the press and others. But as astrologers know, Pisces can never really be fully fathomed!

Plus, you see the oppressive Saturn-Pluto conjunction at the Foundation of Romney's chart and psyche, what I call the vulture capitalist duo when it comes to Bainster Mitt. The duo's bullying energy is so strong that even his attracting-attractive Venus in aloof Aquarius at Midheaven--out there for all the world to see--can't change the fact that deep within his basic personality lies Saturn-Pluto energy and that is what he tries so hard to protect from scrutiny with his Piscean avoidances and non-answers for he seems to genuinely hope in January 2013 that he will enter the White House at long last and be the elite tool everyone knows him to be.

Jun 18, 2012

Dr. Ravi Batra w Thom Hartmann on fixing the economy (video)

Monday June 18, 2012: Now here are two intelligent fellows discussing some good ideas!

Jun 17, 2012

Jun 16, 2012

6.19.12: A Gemini New Moon, TPP, and Obama v Romney

A Gemini New Moon, Romney, Obama, and A Draconian "Free Trade" Pact

by Jude Cowell

Wondering about the significance of the June 19th New Moon @28Gem43? Then let masterful Dipali Desai fill you in with pertinent astro-details and insights!

Coming so close to Summer Solstice 2012 (Wednesday June 20), this New Moon perfects at 11:02 am in the edt time zone, is disposited by Mercury (ruler of communicative Gemini) during a Mercury Hour, plus--Mercury is the only planet out-of-bounds. Whew! Lots of Mercurialism going on next week with a New Moon signaling a new cycle of activity beginning in the realms of Mercury (trade, commerce, journalism, travel including air and space, plans, thinking processes, teaching, speechifying, and more.) Plus, '28Gem' is a degree of BANKRUPTCY in the Sabian Symbols and the June 19th New Moon stimulates the Moon of 9/11/01 for it's something of a Lunar Return to the 9/11 horoscope.

Additionally, Moon and Mercury (the 'heart v head' combo) are engaged in supportive mutual reception for Mercury (what I think of as our solar system's 'tofu planet' for Mr. Speedy takes on the flavor of whatever it contacts) is now zooming through the zodiacal sign of Cancer, sign of Home, Nurturing, Self-Protection, crabbiness, caginess, and shrewd business maneuvers. And with its New Moon position @21Can15, we know that a US Mercury Return will soon occur, another 'new cycle' indicator for our nation.

However, restrictive Saturn 22Lib47 Rx in Mercury's natural 3rd house of Communication provides a bit of braking or delay by squaring Mercury in 11th H of Groups where the New Moon occurs (edt) while the Venus 8Gem45 Rx-Jupiter 1Gem47 duo in the New Moon's 10th H of Public Standing (both disposited by Mercury) contact US natal Uranus 8Gem55 and continue to affect the Republican Party's assumed presidential candidate Mitt Romney's natal ASC 1Gem01 and 1st house NN 5Gem29.

These expansive contacts are giving Mittens an airy lift of his thinking, plans, newsworthiness, and visibility though with all the unstable Mutable energy, the good effects may be temporary or alternating. As you know, in Washington DC, Mercurial thievery seems to be a constant and methinks we're very wise to mistrust any politician of any partisan persuasion who expresses a desire to join that particular club of elites! Yes, Mitt has been rapping at the club door for years and this former resident of DC had a good chuckle this past week when Mr. Romney said of Mr. Obama that 'talk is cheap'--for Mitt was talking when he said it.

Now with Venus to US n Uranus (plus the June 5/6, 2012 Venus Transit in mid-Gemini), unusual or unorthodox alliances are being formed, one of which is the super-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a draconian "free trade" deal (Mercury) between Asian nations and America which, among other Global Governance goals, will set up an international authority (tribunal) to which the US will bow, thus totally destroying US sovereignty with no legal recourse for the American people--ever. This makes a visit to TradeWatch.org an imperative for We the People--and we must forget Washington's tiresome 'con v lib/R v D' divide-and-conquer tactics and propaganda before all is lost.

And yes, my fellow Americans, communist China may join later as and when it will. Although an official site makes it all sound quite mild, others such as myself aren't nearly as complacent. If the radical reforms are so beneficial, why was the pact formed in complete secrecy during its nascent stages (2008--2010)? More offshoring of US jobs is afoot! This is a negative for President Obama's re-election campaign dreams for details and text now emerge in the light of the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse @00Gem20 (conjunct Alcyone--this pact is indeed something to cry about) along with the June 6 Lunar Eclipse (conjunct US natal ASC) and its uncovering-of-secrets function for TPP's "free trade" details have been leaked in line with the current (un-)veiling Neptune in oceanic Pisces influence. Such a leaky White House! Makes me wonder if the identity of the GOP mole will soon be leaked!

Now Back to Mitt Romney: March 12, 1947 9:51 am EST Detroit, MI

The political nature of these transits to Romney's Uranus-NN pairing in the personal 1st house denotes a 'political association advocating reforms' flavor (R. Ebertin.) Romney's natal 2nd H of Money and Earning Ability is affected as well with the June 19th New Moon occurring therein--cusp 25Gem00; some fluctuation in his campaign funding efforts--up or down--may be forthcoming as well once the new cycle begins and culminates two weeks later at the July Full Moon in Capricorn. Of course, revelations of financial double-dealing are possible for Romney with Gemini, the sign of multiplicity and duplicity--here in money matters (2nd H.)

President Obama: August 4, 1961 7:24 pm AHST Honolulu, Hawaii

Yes, the Gemini planets of June also affect President Obama's natal 4th H Moon 3Gem21 which sextiles his n 6th H Mercury 2Leo20 but is squared by n Pluto 6Vir59 in 7th H of Partnerships. Natal 7th H also contains his 'political associations advocating reforms' duo of Uranus-NN in Leo which is in much closer orb than Romney's Uranus-NN in Gemini.

In addition, it may turn out to be politically significant--especially in the realms of speeches and goals--that Mercury's Rx Station @12Leo33 on July 14, 2012 is a direct 'hit' to President Obama's natal Sun @12Leo33--and will recur with a direct Mercury--but I can't type about that now since I'm in process of adding such notes to the first-ever issue of Stars Over Monthly which is coming soon!

Jun 14, 2012

Roubini and Ferguson: Europe "On the Brink" (w EU Flag horoscope)

The Perils of Ignoring History: This Time, Europe Really Is on the Brink

By Niall Ferguson and Nouriel Roubini

As the euro crisis escalates, Berlin should remember how the banking crisis of 1931 contributed to the breakdown of democracy across Europe. Action is urgently needed to stop history from repeating itself.

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As the social-economic crisis of austerity measures in the EU ruins the lives of millions of Europeans and threatens the delicate US economy with its global domino effect, perhaps you may appreciate a view of the EU Flag/NWO unfurled article I posted in July 2011 with the transits for July 28, 2011 shown around the natal chart. You'll notice the 1989 pile-up of Uranus, Saturn, and Neptune in staid, governmental Capricorn in the 2--11 degree range of Cap, where transiting Pluto, planet of hidden wealth, transformation, debt, and general power-mad creepiness, now lurks. These midpoint pictures continue to apply in 2012--Pluto is in the degree range now--and as usual, I type aloud my common-good views on US politics and politicians who now infest our nation.

You're welcome, America! :0)

On an Eclipse Note: the above mention of the difficult events of 1931 compelled me to peek at the first Solar Eclipse of that year to check its theme and to match it up with the most current year of our era--it's the 5 North Saros Series.

In 1931, 5N manifested @ 27Ari and last occurred on May 31, 2003 @9Gem, conjunct US natal Uranus 8Gem55--our planet of revolution, unrest, rebellion, change, and radical politics. This Eclipse occurred a few days after Bush-Cheney regime insisted on invading Iraq (with Jupiter the General Rx = a bottomless pit in the money department!), as you know--and another domino effect was implemented toward global governance. (Its raptor's eye is most recently cast upon Syria as Washington and Moscow "trade barbs" over the mayhem there as certain media outlets delicately describe it.)

5N's theme includes: sudden flashes of intuition, visions (of a new world economic order, the borry sastards), and prophetic dreams. (Brady.) And of course, the highly enlightened Uranus-Neptune duo, the poster child for the Age of Reason, are very supportive of such a visionary theme.

Blog Note: a hearty Thank You to readers this week who have left encouraging comments concerning the Stars Over Washington Monthly newsletter I'm currently working on and plan to offer asap--your awesomeness makes my hours of Political Astrology work worthwhile! Jude

Jun 12, 2012

Atty General Eric Holder w Neptune to Mars

Now you know that Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder is under fire from Republicans over the Fast and Furious fiasco, a Mars-themed project of misbegotten proportions.

Taking a peek at Atty Gen Holder's natal planets to see if current planetary transits are creating upsetting contacts with his natal planets, we see that tr Mars approaches Holder's natal South Node (SN @20Vir07), a point of separation and highlighting his past actions which are proving to be embarrassing for the White House--as embarrassing as the Republicans can make them.

Will Atty Gen Holder be politically forced to step down? Well, a separation may be in the cards for him with the Saturnian Mars-to-SN influence especially with the recent Mars retrograde period over his SN degree. Testy transiting Mars passed his Rx shadow degree (the degree on which he'd earlier turned Rx) on June 19, 2012 @23Vir06--conjunct US natal Neptune and President Obama's natal Mars.)

Adding confusion, obfuscation, and possible deception (which Fast and Furious very much involved), we find that tr Neptune in early Pisces has been conjoining off and on Mr. Holder's n Mars 29AQ20, the planet of guns, weapons, and shooters, and will go on to conjoin his n Jupiter 8Pis53 in the future. Also, tr Chiron (The Wound; the Blindspot) @ 9Pis45 today is in contact with n Jupiter, planet of ideology, beliefs, faith, expansion, development, and money. Mr. Holder, his reputation, and the White House are being wounded by the GOP investigation into Fast and Furious though a similar program was perpetrated under George W. Bush.

Of significance to today's topic is the Neptune to n Mars, a time when physical accomplishments (like Fast and Furious) are plagued by misunderstandings of methods and goals. Deception and confusion undermine efforts and relationships with males (Mars), and recognition is not forthcoming. In this case, congressional testimony was forthcoming instead (negative recognition!) as some opponents made certain to misunderstand though admittedly the program does seem to have been handled in ham-fisted fashion.

(Plus, that fancy deceptive practices tactic the FBI and CIA tend to engage in to entrap people who might not otherwise have had the means to do what they're accused of doing always represents Orwellian overreach to me. And what's the high side of showing yourselves to be sneakier than the sneaks you're after? To justify your organization's existence?)

Other areas of focus for a Neptune to n Mars transit applicable to Mr. Holder's case are the penal system and fraud.

Well, other than giving his birth data and Sun-Moon info below, that's all I wish to say about the Attorney General's planets today and his kerfluffle with (the convicted) Darrel Issa and the overbearing GOP who'll do anything to keep the Democrats out of the White House in November 2012. Now you know I believe that there's little difference in political parties in the US since they're only factions vying for control of the global government helm (as they think. But China may have something to say about it.) So perhaps one or both of the "Images for Integration" of Eric Holder's Sun AQ-Moon Can (Moon in Cancer for the 24 hours of his day of birth) may seem on the significant side to you:

"A social worker bypasses bureaucracy to save a mother and child...A childhood memory becomes the basis of a new world order." (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey.)

Eric Holder January 21, 1951 New York, New York (birth hour unknown--noon used; the Sun AQ-Moon Can personality has the ability to rationalize irrational actions and become absorbed in abstract causes which seems to me part of what happened with Mr. Holder during Fast and Furious. Who can say?)

Sun-Pluto obsessions of the US, Obama, and Romney

The Power Desires of Obama and Romney

by Jude Cowell

It is my personal conclusion that America's obsession with Sun-Pluto power issues and control makes the use of fear as a tool against the populace easy to latch on to for the US natal horoscope shows an obsessive-compulsive-don't-know-when-to-quit Sun-Pluto quindecile aspect (165 degrees) between the executive (Sun) and power (Pluto.) Other levels of Pluto (exs: the Pope, extreme wealth hidden in secret places, spying and surveillance, string-pullers from afar, wealthy banking houses, the Underworld) certainly may apply as well but for this post let's stop at 'power, control, and the use of fear for persuasion'. When conjunct, the Sun-Pluto duo shows a willfulness that makes 'offers difficult to refuse'.

Now it seems significant to me that in the pivotal year 2012, with a presidential election at hand (guided by mafioso Pluto's Hidden Hand?) and both candidate's qualifications for office under scrutiny, that both President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney have natal charts (psyches) containing Sun-Pluto midpoint pictures--that is, the midpoint of the two bodies whose psycho-dynamics so obsess Washington DC with its imposed cult of personality (Sun) as instituted upon the citizenry by the first presidency in the form of Freemason George Washington. In an ironic twist (or with an eye toward posterity) Washington is famous for refusing to be king of America, and for walking away from the power of the presidency so that the next guy could step in and further the mission.

Note: in 1937, US inauguration days were switched from early March to January 20, or 21 if the 20th falls on a Sunday. This positions America's presidential Sun @00AQ+ and the Sabian Symbol for '1AQ' = "An Old Adobe Mission." Check it out!)

Focusing on Sun-Pluto positions, here are their birth particulars:

Barack Obama August 4, 1961 @7:24 pm AHST Honolulu, Hawaii (Sun 12Leo33 in 6th house; Pluto 6Vir59 in 7th house; ASC 18AQ03; MC 28Sco54) and Mitt Romney March 12, 1947 @9:51 am Detroit, Michigan (Sun 21Pis11 in 11th house; Pluto 11Leo22 Rx in 4th house; ASC 1Gem01; MC 6AQ43.)

Here are the willful, powerful midpoint pictures involved with details from Munkasey, Tyl, and Ebertin, any of which may or may not apply though they are subject to stimulation by transit and progression:

President Obama--Sun-Pluto = Uranus 25Leo16: sudden obsession to acquire additional power and control; a surprising suspicion of basic powers; use of scientific methods to achieve progress or gain power; powerful ideas; carrying out fanatic reforms without regard for oneself; new individual perspectives; sudden change; rebellion.

Mitt Romney--Sun-Pluto = ASC: enormous power projection; being forced to fight; ruthless establishment of one's own personality; suppression of the environment for the attainment of one's own aspirations; a crisis of self-preservation; experiencing the ruthlessness of others; making changes through applying the will; noticing the weakness in others and using the knowledge for personal advantage; efforts to rid the environment of corruption or immoral practices.

(For Mr. Obama, the above reminds me of drones and health care reform--for Mr. Romney, Bain Capital and Mormonism!)

Additionally, Mr. Obama's natal Sun-Pluto midpoint @24Leo46 contacts US natal Moon in Aquarius (We the People) by opposition so his Sun-Pluto = US n Moon: fluctuations in attempts to appear strong-willed; attempts to project power and persuasion; brutal suppression of feelings.

And Mitt Romney's Sun-Pluto midpoint @ 1Gem17 falls upon the rising Moon 1Gem26 in the Inauguration 2013 horoscope. Hmmm....are the two men more alike than most people realize? Well, at the least this dual Sun-Pluto-Moon circumstance reminds me of that disappointed every-four-year feeling that when it comes to swearing in new American presidents, it's six of one, half dozen of another and hardly a doughnut of difference in between.

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If you wish, view a previous post concerning the natal horoscope (shown) of George Washington whose natal Sun, like Mitt Romney's, is in mystical, murky Pisces; Washington's n Mercury @6AQ34 conjoins Romney's n Midheaven (The Goal; Career) and US n South Node. So here comes 'Mitt Romney for President'--again.

Jun 11, 2012

Summer Solstice 2012: Sun Cancer-Moon Cancer

On June 20, 2012 the Sun reaches 00Can00:00 and summer begins in our hemisphere. The Moon at that precise moment will position at 15Can so we have a Sun Can-Moon Can flavor for the season with the Moon ruling over all from its own sign of Cancer--home, domestic scene, family, security needs, real estate, shrewdness in business, protection, and a range of every emotion. And since the astrological Moon relates to the physical body, our natural mind-body connection is of the utmost importance along with the gut-immunity link. As Brenda Watson says, "The road to perfect health is paved with good intestines."

Here's a brief video of Brenda Watson lecturing on Probiotics. Perhaps you've seen her lectures on PBS:

Sun Cancer-Moon Cancer (Water-Water = imagination, feelings, nostalgia for the past, going misty with emotions, an ocean of subjectivity, leaks) is a cagey and defensive blend of energies indicating huge mood swings along with brooding or sulking. Yet on its best days there's a talent for inspiring others through art, literature, music, and poetry.

Ordinarily this is a kindly, emotionally intelligent combination yet over-sensitivity is problematic and will affect our gut-immunity connections which can lead to 'leaky gut' syndrome where toxins enter the blood stream causing itchy skin rashes, tummy aches, and dis-ease. Adding to our Cancerian picture is oceanic Neptune now in its own sign of Pisces indicating that leaks, contagion, flooding, tears, and other water-related concerns are on our collective menu for Summer 2012. And of course, the Moon in Mundane Astrology signifies The People and the public--plus, US natal Venus, Jupiter, Sun, and Mercury Rx are in Cancer within the 3--24 degree range of the sign of The Crab making protectionism a constant and traditional issue in public discourse.

Leaky Boats Afloat?

Ask the denizens of the White House because they know something about leaks already and it isn't even Summer Solstice yet! Apparently Summer 2012 may bring more allegations and emotionally disturbing investigations into who leaked what to which journalists with every actor struggling to protect his or her own position and turf as Cancerian-Piscean undercurrents threaten to spiral them down into the depths of ruin and despair. Such is the practice of Politics but who will be tossed under the bus?

Rocks, Stones, and Gardens

Interestingly, the creative Sun Cancer-Moon Cancer blend is natally shared by Tom Cruise, now appearing in the film Rock of Ages (a Saturnian romp of musicality which is very Capricornian for putting lyrics and notes into Saturnian form--even rock music's drug connotation is Saturnian, as in 'stoned', an attempt to lift one's heavy Saturnian mood of depression), Woody Guthrie (This Land Is My Land--very Cancerian and once what we believed as Americans--We the People need to get back that lovin' feeling!), and George Orwell, born during the Balsamic phase of the Moon, the darkened phase of The Prophet.

Now let's see what the Harveys have to provide us in the way of their Images for Integration which refer to the balancing of Sun (conscious) and Moon (unconscious) minds, the left brain-right brain duality:

"A gosling peeks out of its shell as mother goose chases away the farm cat...A theatrical family performs Midsummer Night's Dream in their own garden."

(Sun Sign-Moon Sign, by Charles and Suzi Harvey.)

Arghh! Not Politics Again...

You may wish to view the Horoscope for Summer Solstice 2012 set for Washington DC where you'll see that the Solstice Moon 15Can06 in 7th house conjoins 8th cusp of Big Business, Corporations, Shared Resources, Transformation, Debt, Credit, Insurance, Legacies and the Occult indicating fluctuations in markets, a potential for changes in America's financial condition, and possible moodiness over the economy. Will this relate to the Republican threat to cause another credit downgrade just to make their ideological point? Let's hope not because the Supreme Court is due to release their decision on President Obama's health care act later in June which is liable to cause all sorts of ill feelings to begin Summer 2012.

Jun 8, 2012

We Meet Again: Sen Bernie Sanders w Fed's Ben Bernanke (video 6.7.12)

On June 7, 2012, my favorite senator, Vermont's Bernie Sanders, lightly yet pointedly grilled Fedhead Ben Bernanke and their exchange included cooperation on foxes such as JP Morgan's Jamie Dimon guarding the US henhouse and banks too big for America's own good. Well, I truly hope improvement for the American people comes from Senator Sanders' proposed legislation yet I have my doubts:

One of the mentions from Mr. Bernanke was that Congress set up the Federal Reserve System with big bankers sitting on its board. (That was a bit disengenuous of him but read on.) Well, as a token improvement perhaps Jamie Dimon's tenure on the board may be in question after the recent fiasco (said to have been executed by a trader they call The London Whale--see below) but the big wigs in the Fed's earliest days, both bankers and politicians (as Bernanke obliquely referenced) knew precisely what they were doing--in complete secrecy--and it was on behalf of foreign banks and bankers whose spawn today retain control of the US government by way of a central banking system whose octopal tentacles stretch directly across The Pond to the City of London, a financial entity unto itself.

Now on the night of November 22, 1910, a sealed railway car with shades drawn left a Hoboken NJ train station for an undisclosed location carrying Senator Nelson Aldrich, German banker Paul Warburg, agents of J. P. Morgan, and other wealthy luminaries intent on completing a secret mission. For two weeks they holed up at a private reserve allegedly on a 'duck hunting' jaunt which, as we now know, hunted only total control of America's money and credit, ostensibly in response to the financial Panic of 1907 though the group's lucrative purview has lasted far into the future. Inclusion in the "Jekyll Island Club" was by inheritance with intermarriage an obvious necessity.

The result of their high-handed perfidy, and with transiting Neptune Rx in late Cancer opposing US natal Pluto Rx in late Capricorn (sign of government, law, and business and giving our nation an eroded power vibe) was that on *December 23, 1913, the Federal Reserve Act in the form of a European-directed central banking system was forced upon the American people and it's been bubbles, busts, and rich-get-richer fraud ever since. Hence the pyramid (scheme) with its all-seeing eye of tracking that they placed on 'our' paper money which they print whenever it suits their manipulative purposes.

So after the engineered Collapse of 2008--so similar to the Panic of 1907--does anyone (even the erstwhile Senator Bernie Sanders) honestly believe that control of the US financial henhouse in 2012 will be willingly and graciously shared with citizens serving on the Federal Reserve Board? Will this wimpy yet rigid Congress stand up to the Fed's overarching control? Or is the above exchange merely Politcal Theater meant to soothe the masses who have every right to throw all the bums out?

Recommended reading: Secrets of the Federal Reserve: The London Connection by Eustace Mullins; Kindle version available.

*Federal Reserve Act: December 23, 1913 reveals the organization or syndicate to be Sun in Capricorn-Moon in Scorpio, a shrewd blend that combines the ambitious (and perhaps satanic) mountain goat with the Scorpionic Eagle indicating that the Fed's goals, beliefs, values, and vision are shared obsessions among their exclusive members. But government-run and Congress-led they definitely are not.

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

Astro-Update on Pres Obama's economy speech 6.8.12

Update June 8, 2012 2:00 pm edt: my previous post this morning as President Obama began speaking at or about 10:15 am edt on the US economy mentions Mr. Obama's natal Neptune (8Sco36 in n 9th H) at the IC (Foundation; Basis) of the horoscope and thus of his speech. I wondered aloud if truth (not usually the province of Neptune) would be told but didn't know then that John McCain had made related accusations recently against the President.

As it turns out, Obama Accuses Republicans of Pursuing Policies to Weaken Economy which ties in Neptunian weakening and accusations with Scorpio, sign of Big Business, secrets, and what I consider to be betrayal of the American people by those in Washington (and elsewhere) who work to undermine Mr. Obama even though it means taking our economy, credit rating, families' futures, reputation, and homeland (IC) down with him--as long as neocon freaks reclaim the White House in November.

Check out the earlier pre-speech post if you wish. My direct Neptune in Libra promises you that what I said this morning has not been altered since I posted it

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Update 2: my plan to publish a 3-month subscription newsletter Stars Over Washington Monthly proceeds apace if laboriously so if all goes well, June will bring an announcement of Issue 1 so please stay tuned if you're curious! jc

June 8, 2012 Pres. Obama speaks on US economy w his natal Sun rising

June 8, 2012: President Obama on the Economy with His Sun/Neptune Square Foremost

by Jude Cowell

It's a thickened plot at 10:15 am edt today as President Obama speaks on the US economy with his natal Sun in Leo rising (hello world!) and his natal Neptune in Scorpio (sign of Big Business, Corporations, the Hidden--including the Occult) at IC, the Foundation or Basis of the matter (his remarks.)

No time to fully discuss the horoscope but that's okay since it's his natal Sun/Neptune square that is emphasized in the chart with both his Sun and Neptune being angular at 10:15 am edt June 8, 2012 Washington DC.

Shiny Sun square nebulous, spiritual, often deceptive and fraudulent Neptune indicates someone who can easily deceive himself. Perhaps he considers himself as a 'chosen vessel' of God (or whatever entity may be worshipped.) Now being a Chosen One may also relate in Mr. Obama's case to being selected by powers-behind-the-throne as President of the United States (Bilderberg Group June 2008 Chantilly, VA, and perhaps this year's selection process, too, also in early June, also in Chantilly) or to some Higher Quest which President Obama's 1st house Chiron in mystical Pisces requires of him.

A Sun/Neptune square may cause a distortion of one's perception of reality which can be useful to those who direct him from behind the scenes as their 'cat's paw' or tool. Cults and mysticism are dangers for this sort of personality (for Neptune's contact may weaken the personality yet gives much creativity) though a strong Saturn can, if the native wills it, offset all or most of the negative qualities of this square (obstacle) to one's essence (Sun.)

Fortunately for President Obama--and hopefully for the American people--his natal Saturn is in its own sign of Capricorn though Rx (weak or absent father) so developing an inner sense of authority (Saturn) has been a primary key to his success in addition to his natal Jupiter Rx @ 00AQ (our Inaugural Sun position on January 20 at noon) creating an out-of-sign (dissociate) conjunction indicating great worldly success if the energies are well applied and Saturn's requirement for integrity is honored.

Will his remarks today be honest? That is the question, isn't it?

So what is he saying about the US economy this morning? I don't know yet because I'm busy typing at you! Guess I'll go find out and see if the President's Sun/Neptune square shows creatively, deceptively, or some combination of both...

Jun 7, 2012

1934 v 2012 in Politics (video)

Upton Sinclair 1934 and Greg Mitchell 2012

by Jude Cowell

Yes, Republicans have been attempting to 'roll back New Deal programs' since FDR set them up in the 1930s and it seems that he was inspired by Upton Sinclair's EPIC efforts in California (kind of like Obamacare being inspired by Mitt Romney's healthcare program when he was governor of Massachusetts!) Turns out the year 1934 is significant to our current circumstances as Greg Mitchell writes today in The Nation in Wisconsin: When Big 'Outside' Money First Dominated a Key Political Campaign

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Here is a video concerning Sinclair's campaign which may remind you of our 2012 embroilments and debates on poverty vs wealth via 'trickle-down economics' in unequal, listing badly America:

You may wish to follow the above link to Mr. Mitchell's article where you'll find other such videos on the California governor's bid of social-ill-exposer Upton Sinclair, and more.

Now here's one of my favorite quotes from author Upton Sinclair, a Sun Vir-Moon Can personality born September 20, 1878 at 9:00 am (he supplied his birth data to the AFA Data Exchange) in Baltimore, Maryland with 5Sco26 rising and compassionate Neptune conjunct Chiron in Taurus, both Rx. A critical 29th-degree Saturn Rx (29Pis39--conjunct the Aries Point of Fame) forms the nose of a high-flying Kite pattern opposite natal Sun 27Vir27; the sides of the Kite are formed by idealistic Jupiter (27Cap20 Rx) trine powerful Pluto (26Tau22 Rx.) As you know, the Jupiter-Pluto collaboration may indicate politics, publishing, banking, and those who mount large-scale projects--aka, 'special achievers'.

Here's Mr. Sinclair now:

"Is it altogether a Utopian dream, that once in history a ruling class might be willing to make the great surrender, and permit social change to come about without hatred, turmoil, and waste of human life?"

To which I always reply to myself, Yes. It is. Being excessively greedy is how they acrue massive wealth, that and using others to get ahead. Curiously, the social change/unrest pair of Uranus and Pluto were square one another in 1934 as in 2012 (to 2015.) In 1934, Uranus was in Aries as now (Uranus in Aries = Utopians--Ebertin), then spent some time in early Taurus, and 1934 Pluto from his position in late Cancer opposed US natal Pluto (27Cap33 Rx) rather than just creeping up on our n Pluto in Capricorn until eventually Mr. Hades will return to his US natal Pluto position all through the critical year of 2020.

The Moon has pull w the Hadron Collider!

Oops! Our Moon's Gravitational Pull Affects Large Hadron Collider

by Jude Cowell

Now who would've guessed that the minute gravitational pull of Earth's Moon is affecting the Large Hadron Collider?

Could it be that there are more things under heaven and earth than are dreamed of in science labs? Yet you and I know that amazing cosmic affects are and have been dreamed of in Astrology studies and practices for centuries! The best way to trust Astrology is to use it though it is not a belief system but a language and a tool for understanding self and the wider world depending on how it's applied.

This Moon-affects-Hadron story reminds me of years ago when I first heard it announced by scientists that the human body contains the same elements as the earth's crust--quelle surpise! Well, I thought, the tale of God creating Adam from the dust of the earth is hereby verified by those who prefer scientific proof over faith in God's Word--at least for those with ears to hear. Okay, perhaps scientists came a little late to the party but better late than you-know-what...

Amy Goodman interviews Joseph Stiglitz June 6, 2012 (video)

On Global Governance, Madrid 2012, and the Evils of Inequality

by Jude Cowell

Having much respect for the journalistic work and integrity of Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, I am pleased to bring you her June 6, 2012 interview with economist Joseph Stiglitz in which topics included in his book The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future are discussed.

You'll find a continuation of the interview with Prof. Stiglitz by clicking afterwards.

According to census data, nearly 1 in 2 Americans have now fallen into poverty or can be classified as the 'working poor' which is an outcome that I believe has been long-planned by generations of intermarried global elites (who direct Washington politicians--wonder what goodies and powerful positions they've promised them after the Utopian-minded Weishauptians have collapsed the world economy--if their Great Plan for global governance eventually works to its ultimate and engineered conclusion? Want to bet the elites' political operatives and agents in America will be discarded like last year's smartphone if in the end it should suit some shady international banking house's top cats?)

But of course that's just silly, isn't it, and only a 'theory', the sort of theory that no well-known economist in this country would dare add to his public discourse, admit to, or include within the pages of his best selling books. Yet what he whispers in private behind closed doors may be quite another matter...

Is Mass Hypnosis and Collective Denial Peaking with Neptune in Pisces?

Amazing that Americans see right under their noses how our national treasure and resources--men, women, blood, finances, weaponry, and more--are being used to strong-arm nation-states across the globe as they reshape and reconfigure the balance of power yet We the People behave as if global governance isn't threatening to become a reality on our dimes--and on our watch!

For example, see what UNESCO-funded political scientists will get up to at Madrid 2012, the XXII World Congress of Political Science. Its theme? "Reordering Power, Shifting Boundaries." Now that would be a Saturn-Pluto-Neptune-Saturn agenda, I do believe. What do you think?

Jun 6, 2012

Wisconsin Senate Democrats flip the balance!

This entry is actually an Update to last night's post on Gov. Scott Walker avoiding recall in Wisconsin yesterday. Yes, Walker somehow managed (infusion of big money from out-of-state; robo-calls sent out in Wisconsin yesterday saying that if you signed the recall petition, you don't have to vote!) to stay in office.

However, Wisconsin Democrats have flipped the balance in the state senate and and may now be able to stop the right-wing agenda of Walker and his corporate backers, the Koch Brothers.

Barring bribes, blackmail, and/or threats to their families, we'll see if Wisconsin's senate Dems have what it takes to resist the neocons' plan for America as they continue test driving it in Wisconsin. Sad to say but this is one example of a contagion brought to the collective by Neptune transiting Pisces.

Jun 5, 2012

Gov. Scott Walker avoids recall if you can believe it

NPR BREAKING NEWS:

Walker Survives Recall Election In Wisconsin

The Associated Press is reporting that Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker has survived a recall election in one of the most closely watched and dramatic state races. He defeated Milwaukee's Democratic Mayor Tom Barrett.

More at NPR.

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Or did he?

Well, if today's Venus Transit is descriptive of recall efforts in Wisconsin, it's apparent that the Sun (male principle) trumped tiny little feminine Venus. Or, as is their habit, Republicans cheated (success at any cost!) for earlier today I blogged that there would be a large turnout at the polls (voting Mercury out-of-bounds) and that irregularities would be suspected. We'll see if a recount or other disagreements result from Walker's odd 'victory'.

Now the strong-arming, paternalistic neocons who now infest our nation will be emboldened in their quest to ruin other state governments and collapse the whole shebang we call America. Blah!

Horoscope of Venus Transit 2012: Equal Pay for Women, a Recall Vote, and a Queen

In May I blogged aloud whether Greece would leave the EU in tandem with Venus transiting the Sun, a rare cosmic event occurring today or tomorrow (June 5 and 6, 2012) depending on where you are located on Earth. NPR has good coverage of the event, text or audio.

Astrologically the Transit (or Occultation as Venus journeys between Earth and Sun) may be seen as a conjunction by degree....On the level of Politics and Business, it may be interesting to consider the implications of the Sun/Venus combination. Is it synchronicitous that the US Senate is set to vote this afternoon on equal pay for women (Venus) with Republicans carrying their usual flag for Business (men), while Democrats say they're championing equal pay for Women?

Yes, Venus' material values and money are on top of many menus this week with feminine Venus transiting the masculine Sun.

Now concerning the Senate'e procedural vote today, Sun = business (usually men, certainly ego and here paternalism with Venus signifying not only women but evaluations and material earnings (in the US women earn 77 cents for each dollar a man earns so we see who is more valued in American society--even though many women are the only breadwinners for their families, a circumstance seldom of their own choosing.)

Now in my blogging quest to provide you with the best astrological information I can muster, I shall quote from Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets by Michael Munkasey even though Mr. Munkasey isn't a fan of being precisely quoted and considers his analyses inspirational. Well, so do I. But helpfully, his format uses the Hegelian Thesis-Antithesis model with the resulting Synthesis turning up in the realm of Experience or Outcome in society; naturally, with Venus Transit 2012 visible over the planet, the following may apply to any nation or business-related endeavor:

Potentials for Sun/Venus in Politics and Business:

"Thesis: Using the wealth available to a nation or business to sustain its image or authority; how a society shapes the direction of its growth; the nature of reserves, resources, and the role they play in development.

A leadership which doesn't appreciate the role that art or culture plays in developing the character or identity; a society which is estranged from its leadership; little development of artistic or musical heritage."

We may look to today's re-call vote (Venus re-trograde in voting Mercury's sign of duplicitous Gemini with Mercury out-of-bounds of the earthly plane--watch for vote-counting discrepancies and hopefully a large record-breaking turnout with Mercury OOBs) on paternalistic Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (Sun) with collective values and workers' rights hanging in the balance (Venus!), the current and very soggy Jubilee celebration of Queen Elizabeth (signified by both Venus and the Sun--or is the Sun her master?!), and other news items for clues concerning real world outcomes of Venus Transit 2012. Click to read of the Queen's celebration which has made barely a ripple on this side of the pond; included is one Brit's comment on Her Majesty's remoteness (aka, 'estranged' as mentioned above) as Venus sails across the Sun like a very damp flotilla cruising the River Thames.

Now here's a view of the Venus Transit 2012 horoscope set for the Capitol Building Washington DC; please to click to enlarge and read my scribbly notations for midpoint pictures, a T-Square pattern between Jupiter/NN and Neptune, and more; US natal planets are penned around the outside of the chart with US n Saturn 14Lib48 (lawmakers; managers; Democrats) at MC, the Goal and Public Status point; as you know, Saturn in 10th house is the 'fall from grace' indicator if Saturn's lessons of maturity are not learned, honesty is not upheld, and life's responsibilities are not honored (I'm looking at you, US House of Representatives--and at men who abandon their women and don't pay child support...ya know who ya are):

Sun and Venus @ 16 Gemini: "A Woman Activist In An Emotional Speech Dramatizes Her Cause" = "the PROSYLYTIZING MIND...Keywords: A passionate response to a deeply felt new experience." (Dane Rudhyar's An Astrological Mandala.) Noted on the horoscope is Venus Transit 2012 taking place Tropically among the stars of Orion the Hunter.

And the negative (unconscious/shadow side--jc) expression for '16Gem' as given by Marc Edmund Jones in The Sabian Symbols in Astrology?

"A bias forever exalting itself."

Sounds just right for a self-satisfied Sun/Venus conjunction and super-decriptive of the majority of our self-serving US Congress members who continue to place power, wealth, and weird Utopian ideologies far above the needs and preferences of We The People whose government it is.

Raise taxes on the rich who can afford it--and stop waging war!

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Jun 3, 2012

CIA natal chart 'hit' by current Solar Eclipse

CIA Natal Horoscope 'Hit' by Current Solar Eclipse: No Luck and Exiled?

by Jude Cowell

Not much to say tonight except that I just noticed that the natal North Node (future direction, path, destiny, encounters) of the Central Intelligence Agency is in process of being 'hit' or conjoined by the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse @ 00Gem21.

This eclipse falls into the 14 South Saros Series and its degree conjuncts the *'mystical yet judgmental' Fixed Star Alcyone (something to cry about; exile; unlucky--A. Louis) in the Pleiades constellation of The Seven Weeping Sisters.

14S themes include 'success after long periods of hard work; an obsessive idea is finally accepted; new methodologies; a long-awaited breakthrough' (B. Brady), and it involves Mercury-Pluto content which is perfect for spies (Pluto) with eyes (Mercury) on our every move. Also, 'obsessive' = Pluto, 'idea' = Mercury, as you know, and this nosy flavor comes from the initial eclipse in the 14S Series which occurred on August 29, 984 (OS) with Sun and Moon @ 10Vir59. Yes, that 984!

Yes, in 2012 we're all feeling suspicious eyes upon us as they collect and appraise our personal data, a circumstance which perhaps was predictable from the start due to US natal Mercury Rx (24Can11) opposing natal Pluto (27Cap33) Rx and out-of-bounds (July 4, 1776) of the earthly plane yet hopefully the CIA is keeping just as many tabs on actual miscreants and criminals along with your Aunt Granny Fanny's emails describing her gall bladder surgery.

Of course, if anything occurs to or within the CIA relating to its North Node and the themes of the triggering Solar Eclipse, the public will probably never be informed of it unless the sudden Uranian 'wild card' effect that all eclipses may visit upon mere mortals occurs along with the tendency of all eclipses to uncover hidden facts and reveal secrets--even from the distant past (ex: skeletons)--which may completely take over the proceedings in spite of all anyone can do to keep the lid on!

View the CIA natal horoscope here and check out the horoscope of the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse @ 00Gem21 if you wish (chart shown set for Washington DC.)

Adding a layer of complexity to the eclipse-and-secrets picture, there's the very current June 4, 2012 Lunar Eclipse @ 14Sag (a Full Moon of awareness, culmination, and relationship) which perfects tomorrow morning at 7:11:33 am edt in Washington DC and whose revelatory energies may present quite a challenge for those who prefer to hide big secrets, obfuscate illegal actions, or avoid admitting to inconvenient facts...

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*Alcyone's keywords 'mystical yet judgmental' come from my favorite Astrology software, Solar Fire Gold v8.

Jun 2, 2012

Political Ideas, Astro-Notes, and dyslexic Romney (Colbert video)

June 2, 2012: A Meddly of Articles w a Few Astro-Notes Between

by Jude Cowell

From Information Clearing House comes a gob-smack of a Newsletter full of insightful op eds which 'run the gamut' from the Stuxnet worm to the private prison industry. You may wish to read a few especially if you prefer that your government act on behalf of the people rather than against them, an idea that once seemed novel, then didn't, and now seems novel again!

Not all the following opinions are endorsed by this blog or by this writer; authors' remarks are their own--but consider if you will:

Op-Ed Articles

Report: Obama Ordered Secret Attacks On Iran's Nuclear Program

by Haaretz

Stuxnet worm was part of joint U.S.-Israel effort to sabotage computers that control Iran's nuclear enrichment facilities.

(Secret: Neptune, attacks: Mars; US natal Mars and Neptune are forever locked in a square aspect denoting misguided, misdirected, and/or deceptive actions based on unclear or hidden goals. -jc)

Iran Nuclear Irony Lost On The West

By Jamal Kanj

The five-plus-one should be guided by reason, not by Israel's irrational paranoia.

Astro-Note: as you know, paranoia is a common contagion during times such as these when Neptune, planet of the unconscious, navigates its own watery realm of oceanic Pisces. My advice? Act steadily and maturely and don't let this be you! And remember that the Obama presidency was irrevocably imprinted during its premiere year (2009) by the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction/s which started the planetary clock over again for a new cycle of grand schemes, get-rich-quick offers, speculation, fraud, and glowing over-promises based on unreliable foundations like shifting sand.

Unending Wars against Mankind: Afghanistan and Iraq

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD

Wars are planned and orchestrated by the few, the privileged ruling elite; humanity becomes the targeted victims of the few for global hegemonic governance.

When You Hear About Massacres, Reach For Your Truth Detector

By Danny Schechter

When is a massacre a massacre, and how can we find truth in the fog of intense war propaganda?

(Reminds me of the Biblical prophecy, "There will be wars and rumors of war." Plus, truth: Saturn, fog: Neptune, intense: Uranus and Pluto, war: Mars, propaganda: Mercury-Jupiter-Neptune-Pluto. -jc)

"Might Makes Right" Says Conspirator of Syrian-Iranian Conquest

By Tony Cartalucci

2005 interview profiles psychology of those behind the Houla Massacre.

Zionism A Rebellion Against Judaism

By Uri Avnery

When Theodor Herzl raised his flag, almost all East European Jews were still living in a ghetto-like Orthodox atmosphere, ruled by the rabbis.

Will Americans Speak Out Against Obama's Drone Warfare?

By Medea Benjamin

While purporting to represent the world's greatest democracy, US leaders are putting people on a hit list who are as young as 17, people who are given no chance to be tried in a court of law.

Well, Will They? Or will karma (reaping what was sown) take control? Drone kills are radicalizing large numbers of survivors--brothers, cousins, fathers, and other family members--so the devilish tactic is extreme and extremely counterproductive to what is allegedly America's 'righteous cause'--unless perpetual war is actually what you intend to accomplish while hiding behind a 'righteous' mask of national 'pride' and touting our (tattered) flag. The US Constitution these days? Not so much. -jc

Hope Burning

By Robert Scheer

A steely warrior who, according to a lengthy leaked insider account in The New York Times, hurls death-dealing drones at anyone who threatens the good old USA. Including children.

(Hope: Jupiter and Moon-Jupiter, and possibly: Neptune, burning: Mars. -jc)

Obama At Large: Where Are The Lawyers?

By Ralph Nader

The rule of law is rapidly breaking down at the top levels of our government.

Rule of law: Saturn, breaking down: slow Neptune and sudden Uranus; Saturn-Neptune = secret government; weakened government; contracted ideals. -jc)

WikiLeaks, War Crimes and the Pinochet Principle

By Amy Goodman

"This week's developments bear crucially on the public's right to know, and why whistle-blowers must be protected."

Coming: Even more FBI Warrantless Searches?

By Nat Hentoff

Wow! Have presidential rivals Obama and Mitt Romney said a word about this? Don't they care when the Constitution is being ravaged? Will this come up in any of their debates or in press interviews during the campaign?

"Democracy" For Sale

Conservative Groups Plan to Spend $1 Billion to Retake the White House

By Suzanne Merkelson

The $1 billion total surpasses the $750 million that Barack Obama, one of the most prolific fundraisers ever, collected for his 2008 campaign.

(Now why did I think it was Gov. Romney collecting the biggest war chest?)

America's Corporate Immigrant Detention Racket

By Sadhbh Walshe

Who benefits from immigrants awaiting hearings being locked up in worse conditions than criminal convicts? Only private prisons.

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Enjoy this handy recap of The Colbert Report for the week of May 29, 2012: my personal favorite--the "with Mitt" iPhone app that spells 'America' as 'Amercia'--is Mitt Romney or someone close to him dyslexic? Chant with me now, SUA, SUA, SUA...

Jun 1, 2012

The Language Matrix--Max Igan (video)

Having a very busy weekend, I'll leave you for a few days with The Language Matrix by Max Igan. If you wish, Parts 2, 3, and 4 may be found at dProgram.net

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