Jul 30, 2012

1st Vote Dixville Notch NH Nov 6, 2012 (horoscope)

Dixville Notch NH's Midnight Vote of 2012

by Jude Cowell

Known since 1960 for its casting of votes between midnight and 12:01 am, the township of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire deserves its voting horoscope for November 6, 2012 to be published, don't you think? Especially since Election 2012 is deemed by the media to be such a "close race" and all:

Chart shown: Dixville Notch NH 12:01 am EST November 6, 2012; Hour of the Sun; please click to enlarge chart for additional notes

First off, the planet of votes, Mercury, is stationary at its Rx degree! As Mercury seems to move backward (Rx) and won't move beyond its shadow degree until December, another contested presidential election may be upon us, or, if White House results are clear the evening of November 6th (improbable!), then congressional elections are sure to be all a-tangle--perhaps both will be affected (my best guess) by re-counts, machine breakdowns or unavailabilities, shady voter-roll purges, robo-calls of duplicity--well, we already know an election train wreck may be coming, right?

Then there's chart-ruler Sun 14Sco11 in 3rd house making only one applying aspect, an inconjunct to Jupiter! This aspect denotes adjustments needed in finances--low funds for the Obama campaign?--but also feelings of discontent with someone. Now Romney's chart has the most Scorpio planets yet Mr. Obama's natal Neptune, planet of discontent and disappointment, is in Scorpio; Jupiter's sign shows relating style and here, Gemini is feeling underappreciated--it's difficult to relate, in fact (like out-of-touch Romney) to Corporate Scorpio and it's hard to diagnose what's needed for improvement (Jupiter.)

Now wouldn't it be simpler if we could say that Jupiter 14Gem38 Rx in 10th house, being nearer Midheaven (The Goal) than Saturn 3Sco45 (3rd H) denotes a Republican victory in the nation's First Vote of Presidential Election 2012? It's quite a common method in Mundane Astrology yet our two parties do like to trade off roles as they're doing now: the GOP (Jupiter = grand!) behaving like Saturnian spartans glorifying austerity (after 'spending like drunken sailors'--remember that description of the GOP during Bush-Cheney's terms? Then the Big Heist was perpetrated at the end in 2008 and America was declared "bankrupt!" and in dire need of cutting 'entitlement' programs, the social safety net that helps support our less affluent citizens with meager cushions to fall back on in times of need.)

The Democratic Party--the older of the two parties and often said to be signified by Saturn--now seems to be for investment (Jupiter) in America, a course that President Obama says he believes in, as he believes in America. If this is so, then I must hereby call the Dixville Notch vote for Mr. Obama whose natal horoscope is more positively affected by the November 6th planets you see here, plus, Jupiter (investment) is near MC in the 10th house of Public Standing. Its Rx condition shows political and ideological pushback on making such investments (which might make President Obama 'look good' to voters.)

Now as you know, Gemini is not the strongest sign for Jupiter to be in since it is opposite Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter. However, Mercurial realms such as transport, travel, trade, commerce, and science should benefit in particular with innovative ideas all around--we'll see its full potentials after Jupiter's rather long retrograde period ends on January 30, 2013 @6Gem19, with the Great Benefic reaching his shadow degree 16:22 and really moving forward on or about April 15, 2013.

And of course, US natal Uranus 8Gem55 is being conjoined off and on during the same period by jolly Jupiter, an indicator of independent thought, inspiration, and joining group causes such as those of a political or scientific nature.

A Fire Grand Trine: Moon, Mercury, and Uranus (midpoint pictures below)

First of all, Fire GTs must express vitally and spontaneously in exciting ventures and its tendency toward a heightened self-pride is perfect for a First Vote tradition. The Moon in Leo is warm and generous so will the proposed austerity of the Romney-endorsed Ryan budget plan satisfy the voters? Thomas Jefferson was born with a Fire Grand Trine and I can't imagine the GOP's current 'pursuit of austerity' would suit his idea of America, can you? If you're pursuing it, there's not much happiness to be found in The Plan unless you're a member of the ruling elite or a poo-bah of the banking class. Of course, everyone knows the GOP austerity mantra is really about rolling back FDR's New Deal programs along with the progressive social improvements of the early 1900s...another reason that Saturn signifies the GOP whose heyday was the 1890s of the Robber Barons (Neptune conjunct Pluto.)

Even so, at the mercy of Dixville Notch voters, Mr. Romney (a Jupiterian on a personal level) is not wholly without potential on November 6th. That's his somewhat charming Moon-Jupiter conjunction placed paradoxically in intense Scorpio notated at the bottom of the chart (near IC, the Foundation of the Matter) with the Jupiterian North Node (NN) of the Moon (the public) still within orb of conjoining his Moon-Jupiter pair, a conjunction which may often indicate natally an indulgent mother (of course you'll be president when you grow up, Mittsy!)

Yet a fly in Romney's victory ointment may be the voting Moon 4Leo48 in 12th H of Politics which nestles amongst Pres. Obama's natal (intellectual) Mercury and Sun giving us a midpoint picture to consider with The Voters as focus...Sun-Mercury = Moon: effective communications to the masses; emotional thoughts.

Simultaneously, the 12th H voting Moon nestles between a pair of Mr. Romney's natal planets: Saturn 2Leo23 Rx and Pluto 11Leo21 Rx, at the IC of his natal chart, and what I've described in a previous post as a 'vulture capitalist' signature hidden at the base (IC) of his psyche (natal chart)...

Saturn-Pluto = Moon: inconsistency in work, goals, achievements, or records. (Munkasey); emotional coldness; renunciation; giving up giving (Tyl.)

Inconsistent, flip-floppy, a spotty and veiled record, plus hidden tax returns--yep, that's Mittens the secretive Mormon who seldom met a job he couldn't outsource or an Olympics he couldn't 'save' with taxpayer millions. Plus, I think that tucked away as it may be, many people intuit his harsh, bullying, cold Saturn-Pluto conjunction, don't you? Is that mild demeanor the disguise of a fish? Romney's natal Mars, Mercury, and Sun are in fishy Pisces--you decide if he's for real or not!)

Well, the midpoints formed by the Grand Trine may be of interest so let's take a peek with Moon = the voters, Mercury = the vote and thinking processes, and Uranus = change, progress, and/or the future:

Moon-Mercury = Uranus: irritability about progress; hasty actions;

Moon-Uranus = Mercury: excited mental activity; expecting a surprise; innovative ideas;

Mercury-Uranus = Moon: valid instincts about the situation; quick mood changes; emotional excitability.

(The above midpoint potentials are from Solar Arcs by Noel Tyl.)

Also, as you see, the happy, successful Sun-Jupiter midpoint is rising in Dixville Notch so we have Sun-Jupiter = ASC: successful teamwork; great enthusiam; infectious happiness.

For these, and several other astrological reasons, I shall call Dixville Notch's First Vote for President Barack Obama--unless the good people of Dixville are up for a presidential change bwo Moon-Mercury-Uranus--even if change brings a circling of vultures even more ravenous than the ones we have circling already...

Oh wait! One more thing: given how a higher agenda to rule the world grinds along no matter who 'wins' the US presidency or which political party is in control, I find in my heart of hearts that I must agree with Emma Goldman...

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."

Jul 28, 2012

London Olympics 2012 Opening full of Symbolism

Not All Pageantry Is What It Seems: Veiled Olympic Symbols 2012

by Jude Cowell

After reading several descriptions of last evening's opening ceremony of London Olympic Games 2012, I find Olympics 2012: London's Opening Act to detail rather brilliantly (and unintentionally) an abundant use of Illuminati symbols which spotlight Global Governance and the UK's political power within the long-standing NWO enterprise which attempts to regress the world into satanic chaos so that totalitarianism can grab complete control of our lives.

This is not to say that the young athletes participating are not awesome and hardworking, or that one can't enjoy watching Olympic competitions. Yet I must wonder if participants and medalists are aware of symbols such as the Olympic flame as a veiled reference to the 'eternal flame', a symbol of the global syndicate that some refer to as the Illuminati (the illuminated ones) who imagine they are elected to boss everyone else around! You've seen their burning symbol yourself over the gravesites of assassinated leaders and others who've become inconvenient, or perhaps those who balked at the offer that can't be refused, or neglected the task that was later required (or, the script that wasn't followed) in exchange for wealth, fame, recognition, and high societal position.

Yes, these are models of the earthly rewards Satan offered Jesus which He refused and of the choices which many of us face every day: materialism v idealism (Saturn v Neptune, the 'secret, shadow, or invisible government' duo. Britain has one of those while America's is more hidden.)

So was the placing of an 'eternal flame' at Ground Zero a big ol' honkin' clue?

Well, the following is my interpretation (or, translation) of the lighting (illuminating) of July 27, 2012's Olympic flame in London (which some say is the earthly location of Satan's headquarters, aka, the City of London, a law-unto-itself financial district--as in, Libor rate-rigging.) Naturally, you may take it all with a grain of salt if you wish, but if you're aware of certain astrological and mythological correspondances the following symbols will make more sense! And you'll probably think of other symbolic links which I neglect to mention here:

July 27, 2012: Flames and Fireworks Light Up London

Five-time rowing gold-medalist Sir Steven Redgrave carried the Olympic flame and handed it off to 7 young athletes (7 = the 7 stars of the Pleiades The Bull, the "Seven Weeping Sisters"--there are many references to this constellation in previous posts on this blog especially one of its major stars, Algol--type into the sidebar Search field for a list of mentions; 'the Bull' of course, links to the ancient, secretive, bull-slaying Roman cult of Mithras, to 'papal bulls', and to the idolatry of the golden calf.)

Raging Algol's connections are to decapitation (losing one's head--ex: greed for gold is contagious and more is never enough--consider the income inequality of Wall Street and global bankers v The 99%), fires (such as Olympic flames, and the historic Fire of London) violence, murder, and criminality. (Algol info: Horary Plain & Simple, Anthony Louis.) Body parts ruled by Taurus are, as you know, the throat, neck, and shoulders, and the sign's shadow traits are greed, possessiveness, covetousness, pride, prejudice, and intolerance.

In last evening's ceremony, the 7 athletes ("who represented the future of Britain," says the article linked above) "lit a COPPER ROSE petal--" each, a double Venus reference--her metal, her flower. Plus, Venus is a major icon of America's Founding Fathers, many of whom were British, and may be seen in NYC's copper Statue of Liberty, the statue of the goddess 'Freedom' atop our Capitol Dome, and many other symbolic Venus-Isis-Innana and Mary graven images; nurturing Ceres (Venus) and the stars of Virgo (the Virgin) play into America's national mystery play as well (US natal Neptune in Virgo.) Exactly where Venus appears as a graven image in London, I do not know, but I know she must be there. After all, the asteroid Ceres was discovered on January 1, 1801, the same date that Ireland was united with Great Britain, and the event which gives the UK its modern natal horoscope and links Britain to the iconography of Ceres and Venus, associated astrologically with money and valuables.)

Additional Astro-Note: the Bank of England was chartered on July 27, 1694 PDF with a Mutable Grand Cross between Mars, Neptune (opposite one another = shady and misguided), Venus in Gemini opposite Saturn in Sagittarius (out of the mainstream.) Sun and powerful figure of the Underworld, Pluto (aka, the Pope--bowing to goddess Mary!) are rather close in royal Leo with Jupiter in Leo as sidekick and Mercury conjunct a Royal Star of Persia, Regulus; a solar midpoint of the day is wealth-accumulating Jupiter-Pluto = Sun: keeping things in one's own grip--Tyl; the creation of magical effects--Ebertin. Another midpoint picture in 1694 with financial implications is Mars-Uranus = Jupiter: successful contests of strength; a lucky hand in unusual actions--Ebertin; looking to rewards; planning one's future, one's new position in life--Tyl. And they certainly did that, didn't they? These potentials are, I believe, symbolized in last night's ceremony! And notice that in 1694, athletic Mars squared Uranus but in July 2012, Mars and Uranus have only recently begun to move out of orb from their dynamic opposition.) As for July 27, 1694 v 2012, it seems that last evening's opening ceremony also celebrated the 318th birthday of the Bank of England. How curious is that?

So last evening's opening ceremony contained a triple-7: 7 athletes, and 7 nations becoming One symbolized by the 7 lighted copper rose petals, each petal a nation--lighted by the future of Britain--"being lifted up to form one giant flame" (as in, 'one-world-government', the Illuminati vision through the centuries.)

Now no one could miss the implications of a total global financial collapse which began to manifest more fully with the attacks of 9/11/01 on the World Trade Center, then on to Financial Collapse 2008, and, some say, to the next economic collapse which we hear about constantly through a colluding mainstream media, and which is 'inevitable', say they. Certain power elites believe this will cause the world's population to plead for a 'new world order', no matter its character or its harms.

Have you ever checked out Bavarian Illuminati founder Adam Weishaupt, a contemporary of Thomas Jefferson and the boys? His utopian cult was founded on May 1, 1776 and 'loaned' its own mystery symbols for use on America's Great Seal (and dollar bill, thanks for FDR, a Mason.) Weishaupt's longterm objectives may sound quite familiar in 2012 as destructuring Pluto plods through Saturn-ruled Capricorn, sign of government, business, and law. They are:

"(a) Abolition of monarchies and all ordered governments,

(b) Abolition of private property and inheritances,

(c) Abolition of patriotism and nationalism,

(d) Abolition of family life and the institution of marriage, and the establishment of communal education of children,

(e) Abolition of all religion."

Well, I do hope SO'W readers won't be too fussy with me for 'raining' on last night's Parade of Nations by pointing out that what may seem like an entertaining and spectacular opening ceremony of Olympic Games 2012 may actually be much deeper than that as people of the world bow down to a ravenous system which intends them grievous harm.

And yes, DN, I do know that Sir Paul McCartney ended by singing, Hey Jude but I assure you he didn't intend it for me!


More Notes: the Union Jack was magically portrayed in the London audience "as the British flag was hoisted as well by children doing flips on trampolines disguised as hospital beds." This symbolism was to honor the National Health Service of the UK and a popular children's hospital. Yet perhaps there was a deeper disguise afoot--here's an enlightening excerpt from Nicholas Hagger's book, The Secret History of the West with my bold and italics added for emphasis:

"On January 4, 171 the Scottish Stuarts were formally sent into permanent exile in France. With them went Jacobite Templar Freemasonry.

To unify resistance to Jacobite Templarism, Sionist Rosicrucian Freemasonry became a 'United Grand Lodge' in June 1717. From now on the British monarchy and the Church of England both became subservient to Rosicrucian Freemasonry. Since 1737 every male monarch has been a Mason, while the head of the Anglican Church is a Rosicrucian Freemason. Sionist Rosicrucian Freemasonry has controlled both the Crown and the Church. The political aim of Sionist Masonry is to achieve a one-world Kingdom ruled by the King of Jerusalem, not a unversal republic."

And let's not forget the NWO natal chart for the New Millennium timed by the 1993 Great Conjunction/s of Age of Enlightenment planets, Uranus and Neptune, which conjoined three times: Feb 2, Aug 20, and Oct 24, 1993 which thus sensitized and, no doubt, inspired the '18 Capricorn' degree...

'18Cap' = "The Union Jack Flies from a British Warship" (Rudhyar):

"Keynote: The protection afforded to individuals and groups by powerful institutions in charge of maintaining order." ..."Alas, this power can easily be misused under the pretext of preserving 'law and order'. Justice and compassion must balance social power, and especially the power of privileged groups. Wherever this symbol appears, the need for protection may be in evidence--or it may be a warning against using power for selfish advantages."

"It brings to us a realization of the ambivalence of POLITICAL POWER, its values and its dangers."

(An Astrological Mandala, Dane Rudhyar.)

For the positive and negative manifestations of this degree's symbolism, Marc Edmund Jones adds:

"Positive: the self's ever-widening spread of interest in its insatiable desire to leave some permanent imprint of itself on everything it touches:" (Lucifer's mark of the beast? 'Luci-' = "light"--jc)

"Negative expression" (unconscious/shadow side--jc): "smug or strong-armed paternalism." (The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones.)

I shall close this weekend post (finally!) with an excerpt from Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets in which Michael Munkasey describes potentials for the Uranus-Neptune illuminated duo within the heady realms of Politics and Business:

"Thesis: Changes in social and political structures due to new ideals and dreams of the future; revolution or strikes which are focused on new ways of thinking; groups which form to exploit oil or chemical resources.

Antithesis: Sudden upsurges in the availability of illegal drugs; subversion using a new method of acquiring information; movements which diminish the power or authority of the nation's leadership or police systems.

Any or all of which sound like life in the New Millennium, right? Now what might these self-exalted culprits be up to in secret while so much of global public attention is focused on the Big Spectacle being showcased in London?

Jul 27, 2012

US Constitution under direct attack as echo chamber grows louder

If you remain enamoured of the rights and tenets embedded in the US Constitution as do I, you may wish to consider this:

US Constitution September 17, 1787 11:29 am LMT Philadelphia, PA

Well, I made no note years ago about why I set up the horoscope with '11:29 am' so perhaps it came from another astrologer's website or book because I see no particular astrological reason for setting the chart for this time. Even so, here are the natal chart's basic factors:

ASC 2Sag25 (transiting NN almost upon it); 1st house Moon 4Sag55 (tr NN recently conjoined it) and NN 1Cap09; 3rd house Pluto 14AQ12 Rx and Saturn 23AQ23 Rx; IC 17Pis46 (at critical-crisis degree as is the MC); DESC 2Gem25 (conj President Obama's natal Moon), 7th H Chiron 13Gem40, Jupiter 25Gem22 (Jupiter Return on the way: June 5, 2013 with Jupiter unaspected), and Mars 2Can50 (OOBs and conj US n Venus); 8th H Uranus 20Can11 (opposite US SP Pluto Rx and at the "Daughter of the American Revolution" degree in Sabian Symbols); 9th H Mercury 11Vir36 and Venus 16Vir35.

MC 17Vir46 with 10th H Sun 24Vir39 (about one day past US n Neptune spotlighting the document's idealism, compassion, 'divine source' spiritual precepts--rights are god given at birth--and also its flexibility as a 'living, breathing' Constitution. Also, the 'divine source; planet, Neptune---unknown until 1846--is in 10th H @17Lib48 which had recently conjoined US n Saturn 14Lib48 and denotes a new maturity and way of dealing with authority.

Today, tr Neptune @2Pis28 Rx has passed n Pluto and Saturn in Aquarius some time ago--these undermining (Neptune) attacks have been going on for some time, and as tr Neptune approaches opposition to n Mercury (document; contracts; agreements), we may expect the Constitution of the American people to experience many misunderstandings, obscuring of facts, deceptions, errors, and the potential for loss.

In days like these, with agents and operatives doing all they can to undermine our nation's sovereignty, economy, and the US Constitution, the only hope of preservation for the American people is through educating ourselves on the facts!

(See SOW's sidebar for links to texts of our Freedom Documents--never depend on someone else's interpretation, or, as Ronald Reagan once advised, Trust but verify!)


You may find that progressive sites such as Thom Hartmann and Democracy Now! are of value on constitutional matters. Have another? Then please leave your suggestion/s in a comment! jc

Jul 26, 2012

Mysterious Deaths of 9/11 Witnesses (audio-video) w Astrology and the Death of the DC Madam

An Audio-Video on 9/11 Witnesses w a Few Astro-Notes on the DC Madam's Death...by Suicide?

by Jude Cowell

No, I never forget: the attacks of 9/11/01 occurred under the watch of oilmen Bush and Cheney...

Astrology and the Death of Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the 'DC Madam'

Included in the above presentation is an excerpt of an interview that Alex Jones conducted with 'DC Madam' Deborah Jeane Palfrey whose client list of johns is said to have contained top players related to 9/11. Palfrey was found by her mother on May 1, 2008 (May Day is a significant date for pagans) at or near 10:30 am edt in Tarpon Springs, Florida. To paraphrase Ms. Palfrey in the interview: she had no intention of committing suicide--but she did intend to spill the beans on certain individuals.

Looking at a horoscope for May 1, 2008, at 9:57 am edt in that location, the Moon (a woman) was angular at a critical-crisis degree--conjunct MC, 17Pis49, and approaching the planet of sudden events, shocking Uranus 21Pis26. Assassin Pluto was angular as well--conjunct Descendant 29Sag47 ('30Sag' = "The Pope Blessing the Faithful") with Pluto strong at a Cardinal World Point 00Cap56 and Rx.

As you know, death charts tend to show planets in angular positions and often very close to an angle (ASC-DESC/MC-IC) and so may be used as timers when an exact time of death isn't known--or, at the least, they can be used to set up a symbolic horoscope for the death in question. For angularity, the usual suspects are Moon, Jupiter, and sometimes Mars, Saturn, Neptune, and/or Pluto though other planets may be involved and descriptive. (Ex: toxic Neptune was among a line-up of planets on Desc when President Warren G. Harding died--his decline began about a week earlier with food poisoning from eating crab in Alaska on the famous train trip from DC. He died--or was ineptly treated, or was murdered--in a hotel in San Francisco, CA, but that's a post for another day.)

So of course with hanging as a method of death, we look to the sign of Taurus (neck) and sure enough, for Deborah Jeane Palfrey on the moring of May 1, 2008, we find Venus 1Tau15, Sun 11Tau34 (unaspected), and a behind-the-scenes 12th house Mercury 27:48 with testifying, bean-spilling Mercury conjoining two of the nastiest and raging of Fixed Stars, Capulus and Algol (particularly associated with the Middle East as was 9/11/01, a Neptune Return for Islam.)

Plus, Venus (the glamorous lady), Pluto (the assassin-orderer), and loss-bringing, restrictive (of throats) Saturn @ 1Vir41 Rx in 3rd house of Communications, are in a closed-circuit of energies: a pragmatic Earth Grand Trine.

According to Barbara Watters in her book, The Astrologer Looks at Murder, Grand Trines often appear in the natal charts of murderers. This factor may not be significant since the horoscope I'm looking at is of (or near) the event itself, but there it is, fyi. A Grand Trine may denote gaining ultimate control over the environment and ruthlessly forcing others to submit (Tierney, Dynamics of Aspect Analysis) which you may agree sounds very much like a forced hanging.

Now there are five chart factors I'll mention and then I'll hush about the information-filled 'DC Madam' who said she had info relating to 9/11 participants:

1. ASC 29Gem47, a critical-crisis degree (which is one reason I timed the chart for 9:57 am along with an angular Moon and Pluto)--her mother found her at 10:30 am and the police arrived at 10:52 am so obviously the deed was done a few minutes prior since her mother had seen her earlier that morning;

2. MC 15Pis11 conjoins Fixed Star Achernar (risk of rapid endings; crisis at the end of the river) with MC being 'The Goal' or WHY? Point of the chart;

3. Jupiter 22Cap16, though not angular, is in a sensitive spot--conjunct 8th cusp 22:40 of Death, Transformation, and the Occult; I've seen this placement of Jupiter in other death charts as well;

4. Mysterious Neptune 24AQ05 (chloraform or other drug administered? was an autopsy performed?) conjoins North Node (NN) of encounters and meetings in 9th house of Philosophy and Foreigners, along with wounding Chiron @20AQ51. Perhaps Ms. Palfrey met with a Neptunian someone that morning as her mother took a nap but received a shocking and unexpected outcome (Moon-Uranus); Neptune relates to spies and to the media;

And last but never least...

5. Mars 25Can38 (positioned between US natal Mercury Rx and US SP Jupiter Rx... Mercury-Jupiter = tr Mars: execution of plans) with actor Mars in 2nd house of Money Earning which may indicate that the rope-wielding actor in the mystery drama may have done the deed primarily for payment. Along with sub-ruler Pluto, Mars rules 6th house of Health with a secretive, betraying Scorpio cusp (25:51), and Mars rules 11th house of Groups and Associations with its cusp @19Ari11 (the Exaltation of the Sun degree--publicity that concerns desire?) where glamorous Venus in Taurus and the unaspected (going nowhere?) Sun are posited. I don't have to tell you that any house with Aries on its cusp is where activity tends to begin.

And yet--Deborah Jeane Palfrey's Wiki bio tells a decidedly suicidal tale...

Now if you got to the end of this post, thanks a bunch for reading!

Deborah Jeane Palfrey born March 18, 1956 in North Charleroi, PA (hour unknown) with a crisis-ridden YOD (Neptune-Pluto = Sun: succumbing to strange influences--Ebertin.) Her Sun is in late Pisces, Moon in mid-Gemini (at noon EST), a misty, ethereal Water-Air blend; Sun Pis-Moon Gem = sociability v shyness with fickleness in relationships--her madam-ing was done by phone or email.

Sun Pis-Moon Gem's 'Images for Integration' (conscious + unconscious): "A schoolboy daydreams of heroic deeds during a class on the romantic poets...A child grips his magic balloon as it lifts him into the sky and over the sea onto an island of eternal beauty."

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

Jul 25, 2012

Was Aurora Massacre a false flag op?

Now this was predictable: speculations that the recent Aurora Theater massacre (pardon, but I can't call the tragedy simply a "shooting" as talking heads do on TV) was a staged false flag op. Some say there's another more dangerous one on the way, perpetrated for political purposes to sway the masses and gain even more anti-Constitutional control over the American people than has already been grabbed.

Here's such an article now along with the midpoint picture full of dynamically dangerous energies which forms the basis of such anti-social urges and actions thanks to the explosive, hostile, gun-toting Mars-Uranus opposition squaring (blocking/frustrating) powerful manipulator Pluto in Saturn-controlled Capricorn lurking at the apex of their midpoint and indicating a continuing influence which yes, may denote another attack or attacks of a forceful, harmful nature with Pluto ordering assassination and Mars usually the shooter who carries out the criminal deed:

Mars-Uranus = Pluto: force; intervention of the big shock; a Higher Power. (Ebertin; Tyl.)

So perhaps you'll allow me to repeat myself on a certain topic since I decided to neglect publishing the Aurora horoscope or the natal chart of James Holmes--that it isn't so much the violent 'entertainment' from Hollywood (or video games) our society is saturated with ('pandering to the lowest common denominator to seek one's fortune'), OR the availability of guns (being a typical American and fan of the US Constitution.) It's that these items are made freely available to the weaker among us, those whose psyches are fragile and unable to withstand the below-board standards of the characters involved in films (murderers, assassins, criminals), and who have no moral compass pointing to a better direction--and with little or no ability to assess truth from fiction.

Add in their past abuses, emotional and mental traumas, and grievous losses (which all may suffer in life) and we have a volatile mix of folk who have no good reason to buy guns and ammunition and who are deeply affected by watching violent anti-social "entertainment" over and over and over again as they mind-control themselves into acting out their psychoses.

Plus, manipulative Pluto, Mr. Underworld, (and he of the world's best psychiatric institutions and pharmaceutical experiments) understands these dynamics very well. And he knows how to use them.

Now that's only my personal opinion. Feel free as always to disagree!

Lewis Black on 'Campaign Fibs' (The Daily Show video)

On The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last evening, Lewis Black provided me with a new perspective on the distortions and lies of Campaign 2012 so a video embed seems to be in order in case you missed his commentary:


Here's the only way I can manage to eat Nutella (if I must):

Toast slices of pound cake (Sara Lee is nice), spread each slice with Nutella. Top with sliced strawberries, whipped cream, and a sprinkle of nutmeg if desired. Enjoy!

Recipe given to me by my fiberista daughter, Maya whose name appeared to me in a dream of...you guessed it...the Mayan civilization.

Jul 24, 2012

Bill Moyers w Chris Hedges on US "sacrifice zones" (video)

Do you live or work in one of America's "sacrifice zones" or care about your 'fellow Americans' who do? Then you may wish to view Bill Moyers' interview with journalist Chris Hedges on yet another of Capitalism's failings resulting from Capitalism practiced (perpetrated) by Pluto-Chiron vultures who checked their consciences at morality's door a long time ago. Or were they born conscience-free and willing to step on anyone to get ahead?

Of course, I type these remarks through a populist, common-good lens. You know, my same old sovereign-America, We-the-People p.o.v....

Tax the Rich. Stop the Wars. Invest in the Middle Class.

Jul 23, 2012

"The Secrets of Scientology" (BBC's full film)

A BBC documentary on the cult of Scientology and its secrets:

You'll discover many interesting documentaries, films, and videos available on a variety of topics at Forbidden Knowledge TV.

Blog Note: created in October 2005, this entry is SO'W's 3,000th post!

Jul 21, 2012

On Romney's Progressed Lunar Phase (Balsamic)

(The following should be filed under Sometimes You Just Want to Be Wrong...)

A Few Astro-Reasons Why Mitt Romney Could Take the Cake on November 6th

by Jude Cowell

Now I know that Mr. Romney won't know what to call the cake, but he may just take it and rush into the White House on January 21, 2013, much to my chagrin...

In 2011, I mentioned on this blog that Mitt Romney enters a Balsamic Sun-Moon phase by progression on September 22, 2012, just in time for the November 6, election/s. As you know, Balsamic phases are the dark of the Moon, just prior to a New Moon whether by transit (real time) or progression (moving the natal chart ahead approximately one degree per year of life to gain hints about one's evolutionary progress and 'time of life'.)

The Balsamic phase of the Moon often relates to 'taking over where another has left off' and/or may bring endings, partings, and separations. Natally, this phase describes one who is born with a prophetic streak (ex: George Orwell) but here we're talking about progressions. Now if you follow the link above, you'll find some info on Romney's Secondary Progressions and his Natal Chart data with the correct birth time--9:51 am, though some of my earlier posts here about Mr. Romney do not have his birth time (which Astrodatabank provides, as I discovered later on, for SO'W is quite gray around the muzzle, you know!

Therefore, today's post is an update due to the fact that November 6th is upon us, and I had not fully considered in 2011, as Romney entered the presidential race (again!), that the November 6, 2012 election/s will be affected by the November 13, 2012 Solar Eclipse in Scorpio with its 'joy through commitment; taking on responsibilities' theme (Brady's Predictive Astrology.) My point is that I'd taken Romney's SP Balsamic phase as inauspicious for starting a new presidency when it could also describe a 'taking over' of duties when another (President Obama?) could not, for some reason, carry on. I don't want to believe it, but there it is.

Yet when endeavors are begun under the influence of a Balsamic Lunar phase, they often do not last the duration or end suddenly which may indicate a presidency of less than four years if Romney wins (or, 'wins' if the election is skewed and marred as in November 2000 with voting Mercury moving retrograde on Election Day 2012 as in 2000. And you know what miseries that wrought for America. Say, one of the Romney sons isn't named Chad by any chance, is he?)

Another consideration is what Secondary Progressed Lunar phase has President Obama reached in life? Well, he's on the downside of a SP Full Moon which was exact on November 6, 2011 (precisely a year before this year's election!) @1Ari10 which conjoins US natal IC (The End of the Matter; The Foundation) in America's natal chart (July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Phildelphia, PA.) This degree was recently transited by radical Uranus and conjoins the Aries Point of fame, recognition, and prominence of course, but this may not be enough cosmic fuel to garner Mr. Obama a 2012 election victory though the 'light' of his SP Full Moon certainly hasn't faded completely (his Disseminating phase begins March 13, 2015.) And 2012's election outcome may depend almost entirely on how successful GOP dirty tricks against him turn out to be.

Will the American people succumb to a vulture capitalist as CEO-president? For a different outcome, a landslide for Mr. Obama will be necessary, sans dancing horse...so leave your sofa on November 6th and it will be there when you return.

Meanwhile, candidate Romney, who seems to be in possession of the greater campaign chest of gold and rubies, has a boost from the Sabian Symbol of the degree at which his SP Moon enters the Balsamic phase which may possibly be supported by the theme of the November 13, 2012 Solar Eclipse occurring within the two-week time frame of influence upon the 2012 election/s. His SP Balsamic Moon degree (10Ari24), rounded up is:

'11 Aries' = "The President of the Country" which I confess chills my soul with its "1% president" implications that intend to gut our social safety net programs to the bone in order to gift even more Corporate Welfare to those who have no need of it--plus, the degree's word picture has a negative/shadow side connotation for something which Romney seems to me to possess in great Jupiterian abundance: vain pretense.

Now, a la Ann Romney, that's all You People need to know about my concerns that Mitt Romney and clan will take all the cake. And being greedy, they'll gobble up all the crumbs, too.

Barack Obama August 4, 1961 7:24 pm AHST Honolulu, Hawaii (Sun Leo.)

Mitt Romney March 12, 1947 9:51 am Detroit, MI (Sun Pisces.)

Jul 20, 2012

Alex Jones decodes The Dark Night Rises (video 6.22.12)

Pre-July 20, 2012, here's Alex Jones on June 22, 2012 decoding the propaganda and subliminal messages (Jupiter-Neptune) in the new Batman film, The Dark Night Rises which include getting us accustomed to state terrorism and its dark handmaidens:

You know I was hoping that the current Cardinal T-Square pattern between the explosive Mars-Uranus opposition which points to power-mad criminal Pluto ('the dark night') wouldn't act out blatantly as its energy obviously did in Aurora, Colorado.

But it has..."intervention of the big shock; force." The shooter craves notoriety which is one reason why news outlets should cease their constant coverage of the tragedy--which would also show respect for the families, friends, and witnesses most directly affected.

And yes, I studied the horoscope of the shootings and the natal chart of the perpetrator but couldn't manage an article quite so soon (and may never do.) However, if you're interested in understanding the astro-dynamics, expert astrologer Lynn Hayes has published The Astrology of the Aurora Shooting.

Jul 19, 2012

Jon Stewart on the Libor Rate-Rigging Scandal (video)

Interesting that this scandal has broken open just prior to Saturn entering the Corporate/Big-Business/Occult sign of Scorpio where squirmy things tend to hide along with criminals and other plutonians...

Astro-Notes on Sun Scorpio-Moon Scorpio and November 13, 2012

by Jude Cowell

Perhaps you're looking forward to the November 13, 2012 Solar Eclipse @22Scorpio for it occurs close enough to the November 6, 2012 elections to influence them (within two weeks.) Plus, the eclipse degree conjoins the 12th cusp in the US natal horoscope of July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT, Phildadelphia, PA, and as you know, the 12th house in Mundane or Political Astrology is the realm of Politics, Back Door Deals, Large Institutions, Karma, and Self-Undoing.

Yet nothing can stay hidden forever and eclipses, Solar and Lunar, are well known for revealing scandalous goings-on of all kinds. Thanks to Big Banks and their lousy bankers, Libor rate-rigging has been around a few years but is just now coming to public attention, thanks in large part to Matt Taibbi's excellent Rolling Stone article of July 3, Why Is Nobody Freaking Out about the Libor Banking Scandal? Click for more articles and videos including a piece by the NYT's Gretchen Morgenson. Also see this blog's sidebar for a link to an important Libor article by Robert Scheer.

Scorpio Eclipse Notes

The emotional Water-Water Sun Scorpio-Moon Scorpio blend is intense, uncompromising, wary, and suspicious. Its energy is fearful, brooding, introspective, very private (like Mitt Romney), zealous for truth (not like Mitt Romney), and can be vengeful (and vulturous, I imagine--in fact, "vulture capitalist" sounds about as Scorpionic as you'd ever want to be, right? A predator with a corporatist mentality: 'I got mine'.)

Plus, the double Scorpio tendency toward passionate commitment supports the November 13, 2012 Solar Eclipse theme of "joy through commitment" (Brady), and Scorpio is attracted to science, business and banking, psychology, medicine, and making good use of what's been discarded. Here is a formidable foe who accepts no authority but his or her own!

This blend is shared natally by Howard Baker, Whoopi Goldberg, Georgia O'Keefe, and Dracula author Bram Stoker, who wrote, "Ah, sir, you dwellers in the city cannot enter into the feelings of the hunter."

But apparently, good sportsmanship is not part of the job description in the banking mecca they call the City of London--or, at any of its tentacles in the US and elsewhere.


For more Sun-Moon blend info I highly recommend Sun Sign-Moon Sign, by Charles and Suzi Harvey.

Astro-Note: the November 13, 2012 Solar Eclipse will deeply affect Syria and President Assad. The nation's 'Coup by Assad' horoscope of November 13, 1970 will be 'hit' by the eclipse which will fall on its natal Sun (leader), and on its natal Ascendant since the coup took place "at dawn" (Campion's Book of World Horoscopes) on that date. So the Assad regime has a Solar Eclipse for its Solar Return 'anniversary' of the coup when he took power and control of Syria. And since he's said to have flown the coop from Damascus to a coastal town, one may expect Assad may go into exile if he isn't arrested or killed first.

Sadly, thousands of Syrians, in fear for their lives, are streaming across borders into exile. Meanwhile, Assad has just appeared on TV!

In addition, until the November 2012 eclipse energies 'take over', the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse @00Gem20 conjunct Fixed Star Alcyone, portends themes of exile, suffering, and something to cry about. This eclipse has greatly affected the Assad regime's natal chart as well for 00Gem20 opposes the 1st house Mercury-Neptune conjunction ('following hunches'; 'delusions about how the world works') in the 1970 chart ('1Sag' = "A Grand Army of the Republic Campfire".)

So for these and other reasons, my heart and prayers go out to the good people of Syria--may your tribulations soon be at an end.

Jul 18, 2012

Romney-McCain-Palin and Those Dag Dabbit Tax Returns

by Jude Cowell

Well, I almost titled this post: Cheater-Geezer-Quitter but I'd better not...

John McCain "personally vouches" for Mitt Romney's tax returns! Even though in 2008, McCain wasn't actually involved in the vetting process for his Vice Presidential pick, one of which was Mitt The Bainster Romney who, it is said, released years of his tax returns to the McCain team.

And you know who McCain's VP choice turned out to be: the awesomely unqualified for the White House, Sarah Palin, who would have been a mere wheeze'n'sneeze away from the presidency had the Older One expired while in office. Unfathomable! Why, it's as if the GOP wanted to lose in 2008, then saddle a Democratic president with the financial and military messes they'd made through eight years of Bush-Cheney---knowing he'd be hamstrung in so many ways! Especially since Republican obstructionism could easily make a Democratic White House look bad--a perfect ploy to counter a landslide vote.

Well, the above NY Magazine article makes some great points with quotes from John McCain on the topic of Romney's tax returns, yet one thing I expected was missing: that in 2008, as the Democrats and the public were coming off a Mile High Stadium high topped by the electrifying acceptance speech of Apollo--er, Barack Obama--the entire news and blogging cycle was promptly commandeered by the GOP's announcement of John McCain's running mate, the lovely yet virtually unknown, Sarah Palin.

Now does anyone think that Mr. Romney, with his lackluster 'charisma', secretive religious practices, dodgy financial baggage, condescending attitude, and awkward rhetorical style could have come anywhere near capturing the public's attention and imagination as did a VP choice on the scale of former beauty queen Sarah Palin, the lady who (the very next day) stole the thunder from DNC 2008 and its fascinating orator, Barack Obama?

Then you and I must not think along the same lines at all!

A few posts which may be related to the above topic:

Mitt Romney March 12, 1947; with Mercury, Mars, and Sun in murky, secretive Pisces, Mittens thinks, acts, and is just as fishy and mystical as you might suspect him to be! Picture a fish flip-flopping on a pier...

Obama's Natal Chiron and The Bridge

John McCain August 29, 1936 (horoscope shown)

Quick Notes on Sarah Palin's Natal Chart

Ayn Rand natal chart

(Rep. Paul Ryan's current idol and former amour of Alan Greenspan)

And last, but definitely not least, Julie Demboski on the current transit of Mercury Retrograde and more!

Jul 15, 2012

Horoscope: New Moon July 19, 2012

A New Moon July 19, 2012 Opposes US natal Pluto in Capricorn

by Jude Cowell

Below is the horoscope of the New Moon @26Can54 on July 19, 2012 at 12:24:02 am edt Capitol Building Washington DC. It's a Saturn Hour with a couple of Cardinal T-Square patterns formed between a conflict-ridden Mars-Uranus opposition and powerful manipulator Pluto 7Cap46 Rx in 9th house (when the chart is set for DC), and Saturn/ASC pointing toward the Sun and Moon in 4th H of Home, Homeland, and Real Estate.

(Cardinality means that events are likely to occur if at least three factors support them.)

Perhaps the potential manifestations contained within the chart's midpoint pictures (from the T-Squares and other midpoints) will yield information about the new cycle of activity timed by this New Moon in Cancer, sign of home, nurturing, security, and business matters.

The pictures are listed below the horoscope image (with interpretations by Noel Tyl); any, all, or none may apply. Click the chart to enlarge for some basic information and for a notation that the transiting South Node of the Moon (3Gem52 in 2nd H) is now lining up with President Obama's natal Moon, an indicator of separation (from public approval? in the home? more threats to Mrs. Obama? hopefully not), bad timing issues and scheduling conflicts, and a lack of cooperation from others. Any misuse of position, power, wealth, or popularity may turn up on the president's menu over the next few weeks and will be hard to deal with until this difficult karmic influence has passed.

Plus, you see Mercury Rx @11Leo52 backing off a bit from transiting the president's natal Sun (a time of self-expression and focussing on one's own ideas--and of blending one's ideas with that of others) and is in process of a drawn out Mercury Return for Mr. Obama (2Leo19 in his natal 6th house with natal Sun which spotlights his interests in Health.)

Midpoint Pictures July 19, 2012 12:24:02 am edt Capitol Building Washington DC:

Mars-Uranus = Pluto: intervention of the big shock; force; a Higher Power. Pluto in 9th H may indicate troubles abroad with wars and occupations or with US foreign policy; terrorist attacks cannot be ruled out, plus, GOP opposition to Obamacare (6/12 axis) is obviously on the agenda of certain political factions with 'factions' ruled by Pluto in Mundane Astrology.

Saturn-ASC = Sun: taking full responsibility; strategizing for personal freedom; making things happen through hard work.

Saturn-ASC = Moon: difficulty being accepted; depression due to environment.

Pluto-ASC = Neptune: vision to fulfill; embarrassment to transcend; fight against rumor; something paranormal influences situations.

Saturn-Uranus = MC: recognition of one's thrust for individuality or loss of self to the grip of controls; break away from the old. (Saturn QD Uranus = interruption of governing systems; defiance of law and order--The Quindecile--Ricki Reeves); this picture is prominent for its angularity at MC and its connections to government, old v new, and the Middle East.

Saturn-MC = NN: major stroke of fate may affect all development.

Saturn-MC = President Obama's natal Moon: renunciation; an attack on private emotions.

Sun-Moon = US natal Pluto: a critical time of development; separation in order to start anew (New Moon); potential new perspectives in relationships.

A 2nd H Jupiter conjoins US natal Uranus which shows much activity concerning group causes and an expansion of personal networks; Venus 15Gem00 returns to her June 5, 2012 Transit position--both are 'money planets' so financial issues are denoted including the US Treasury (2nd H.) The 14 South May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse (chart shown) may give people 'something to cry about' (conjunct Alcyone) with its degree conjoining 2nd cusp. At the least, 'an obsessive idea may finally be accepted' (Brady.)

The New Moon's Sabian Symbol ('27Can') relates to its 4th house position:

"A Furious Storm Rages Through a Residential Canyon" which highlights storms and water damage from weather conditions, possible turbulence at the White House, and/or a potential for more real estate or mortgage difficulties in the US. Yet perhaps the 'new cycle of activity' indicated by the July 19 New Moon will work on beneficial levels as well.

Addionally, transit Jupiter in Gemini is within orb of squaring President Obama's natal Pluto in Virgo, a period which began on July 9, 2012 and occurred July 14 (exact), on July 19 (this New Moon!), December 29, 2012, January 10, 2013 (exact), February 18, 2013 (exact), and March 3, 2013, a period when covering too wide a base is problematic and sights must be shortened in order to make progress--one step at a time.

Thanks for reading!

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell says Bohemian Grove is "nothing" (video)

Speaking of Bohemian Grove and Newt Gingrich's attendance there (as in my last post w video), here is MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell being interviewed on the secretive topic. Is it curious that Mr. O'Donnell isn't at all concerned about satanists embedded in governmental power structures? Does egomania explain everything?

(fyi: s-words and f-words are used quite plentifully in this video.)

Jul 14, 2012

Gingrich autographs own Bohemian Grove photo (video)

The following video on Newt Gingrich's caught-on-film Bohemian Grove connection might be hilarious if it weren't so freakifying...

Plus, if you've already had your dinner you may be able to make it through the mid-July 2011 report on Bohemian Grove rituals, secret unrobings, and political participants in the form of two videos by Alex Jones. If you're missing a congressman or two this weekend, perhaps you can find them decked out in their birthday suits, prancing about underneath California redwoods, and cremating all their cares.

Now I only say this because today is July 14, 2012 so I'm guessin' that this is their annual weekend to party and romp for Satan and/or Lucifer one more time...then, in a couple of days, they'll return to civilization and try to pretend they're some sort of normal. So shouldn't a politician's Bohemian Grove association--or aspiration--be questioned before they're elected to office?

Jul 12, 2012

Neptune in Pisces floats up mysterious drownings as Romney is booed in all the right places

Speaking of mystical Neptune now traversing its own oceanic sign of Pisces, on July 9, History Today published an article by *Christopher Winn on concerning Mysterious Drownings which spotlights the 190th anniversary of the drowning off the coast of Italy (July 8, 1822) of romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Shelley, born August 4, 1792 @10:00 pm in Horsham, England, died age 29 which to astrologers denotes his leaving the earthly plane at his Saturn Return. Some have thought he may have committed suicide or that his boat was a victim of a pirate attack yet it seems certain that a squall at sea did hit and upturned the boat. In any case, he'd left (temporarily) wife Mary after yet another loss of child which smacks of running away from responsibilities, something which taskmaster Saturn does not appreciate. Honestly addressing one's responsibilities is a basic theme during times when Saturn returns to 'his' natal position.

Interestingly, Shelley's Saturn Return of May 9, 1822 shows sea-ruler Neptune Rx @ 5Cap00..."Indians Rowing a Canoe and Dancing a War Dance." (Jones.) Were the "Indians" Shelley and friend rowing what would soon be a capsized boat, or pirates on the attack? Who can say yet it's a tantalyzing picture to consider. Plus, in his Return chart, Neptune conjoined the planet of sudden events, Uranus Rx @7Cap05. '8Cap' = "Birds in the House Singing Happily" which may indicate the rebel was in a good mood before Neptunian tragedy struck by whatever means. And Shelley's death (Pluto) was ultimately a World Event with Pluto @00Ari28 (Aries Point) and rising in his 1822 Saturn Return chart.

As you know, Mary Shelley authored Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus, as Uranian a title and story arc as you'll ever find in literature--'sky god' Uranus is often referred to as, The Awakener, perfect for the cobbled-together Monster and the catalyst for life, electricity, all provinces of Uranus.

Both Mary and Percy were born with Sun-Uranus conjunctions, his in dramatic Leo, hers in book-writing Virgo which relates to their unorthodox alliance which broke societal boundaries by an elopement against her father's wishes (yet William Godwin continued to borrow money from Percy!) And with their Jupiters (how one relates) placed in opposite signs--his in Libra, hers in Aries across the Relationship axis--theirs was a romance 'written in the stars' as they say. Perhaps with his Sun-Uranus conjunction near his natal Venus in Leo added to her natal Mars in bookish Virgo near her Sun-Uranus, their willfulness in love (Mars-Venus) simply would not be denied.

Now here are Mary's birth details in case you don't have her natal horoscope in your files: August 30, 1797 @11:20 pm London, England; Sun 7Vir58, Moon 27Sag57. I am happily indebted to Scottish astrologer Anne Whitaker, author of Jupiter Meets Uranus for sharing her excellent research on Mary and Percy Shelley and the dream (Neptune!) which inspired the writing and publishing of the classic Uranian novel, Frankenstein.


*Christopher Winn, not to be confused with Jonathan Winn, author of Martuk...the Holy!


Desperate Republicans and Wasteful Votes

Regular readers may note that up until now, this post contained no mention of Politics, arrogant politicians, or of the time and money wasting efforts yesterday of the Republican Party as they voted in the House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010 which was upheld as constitutional by SCOTUS on June 28, 2012. The GOP's 31st performance of Capitol Hill Political Theater shows our tax dollars not at work on behalf of the American people and I refuse to type much more about their sham for the moment as the jackassian politicians of Washington--including turncoat Democrats--continue undermining our national government (and state governments, for that matter) while making idiotic fools of themselves for the sake of the dumbleheaded, anti-social, anti-American ideology by which they hope to re-take the White House.

Yes, I must agree that current GOP ploys defy all reason and the only plan they seem to me to have is to cheat in November 2012 and play dirty tricks (such as Mitt Romney speaking to the NAACP yesterday so he could be booed to impress his 'base'--how simplistic and transparent!) All very Neptunian of them with the Party's natal Neptune @15Pis53 Rx in n 3rd house of Communications, and Neptune sextiles Uranus in stubborn Taurus (15:48) which forms a YOD (crisis pattern) with US natal Saturn 14Lib48...Uranus-Neptune = Saturn has potentials for: a clash among ambitions and projects; need for recognition; changes of direction; staying put causes depression and loss of confidence (Tyl.)

Additionally, the Republican Party's current progressed Ascendant @29Gem50, a critical-crisis 29th degree, shows a sense of desperation, and the Party's progressed Mercury @29Sco39 (voting; ideas; plans) is @29Sco39..."30Sco" = "The Halloween Jester" which may indicate an October Surprise on the GOP menu which is meant to sway the American people away from President Obama and toward the GOP's daft austerity measures. After all, Inauguration 2009's Moon (The People; the masses) remains at @29Sco45 until Inauguration 2013 rolls around when The People's Inaugural Moon will be posited in the much lighter sign of Gemini at noon--almost four hours from Mr. Obama's Lunar Return (back to the White House?) which occurs at 3:54 pm est on Monday, January 21, 2013.

The natal chart I use for the Republican Party: July 6, 1854 @5:00 pm LMT Jackson, MI, which shows natal Sun conjunct US natal Sun; plus, the Democratic Party's Moon in Aquarius conjoins US natal Moon....our Papa and Momma? Arghh! No wonder the two parties can't get along and are able to constantly and easily divide and conquer the American people's loyalties with the strain between Sun inconjunct Moon which is an echo from America's natal chart and psyche of July 4, 1776!

Jul 10, 2012

The Newsroom--opening scene (video)

America's entertainment industry is big on distracting our attention from important issues we should be dealing with but seldom does it provide truth for us to hear. Wonder how many Americans agree with Jeff Daniels in this scene from the new series The Newsroom concerning America as the greatest country in the world?

Jul 9, 2012

US July 2012 Progressions Spotlight LIBOR Scandal

July 2012 US Progressions Not a Pretty Picture w LIBOR Implications

by Jude Cowell

In 2006, America's natal Mars turned retrograde by progression. As it 'slowed down' to change from Direct motion to Rx it was what astrologers call, stationary. If ever a non-astrologer (as I assume th author to be!) described America's Secondary Progressed Mars Rx condition and some of its many effects, this would be it.

Here you see a horoscope of America's Secondary Progressions with Mars Rx in SP 2nd house opposite SP Venus in 8th H (2/8 axis of Money, Values, the US Treasury, Corporations, Big Business--you know the affected realms. See the Matt Taibbi interview with Eliot Spitzer, below, concerning the LIBOR scandal; our rage over it will grow as US SP Moon conjoins SP Mars in about two months!) And you know that Mars rules the military, police, and law enforcement--yet the DoJ is AWOL when it comes to corrupt Wall Street and other big bankers and traders yet law enforcement is deployed on the scene more and more when it comes to US citizens' dissent. American citizens being 'policed' with drones is also an outcome of US SP Mars Rx especially with Mars-ruled Aries on US Ic (Domestic Scene; Homeland.)

Please click the chart to enlarge and read a few basic chart factors such as Hour: Moon (changes, fluctuations, and publicity as in Campaign 2012 where image is everything and there's very little substance), and a midpoint picture affecting SP Sun (leader; leadership) which has come into orb with US SP Pluto-Chiron midpoint 8Pis17, the oppressive, corporatist plutocracy duo of vulture capitalists everywhere.

ASC 00Vir38 with Royal Star Regulus rising (success if revenge is avoided--uh oh) shows America morphing from SP Leo rising to the more serious Virgo rising which changes our progressed national chart-ruler from the Leonine Sun (which is never Rx by transit or progression) to Mercury which is, as you see, Rx in the 6th H of Military and Police Service (a growing work sector if you don't mind training to beat down your fellow Americans or occupy other countries), Work, and Health. On the level of Health, Mercury Rx here shows the Affordable Health Care Act under re-view by SCOTUS.

Now this is the same SP Mercury in Aquarius that was apex in a YOD pattern (crisis; turning point) with Neptune sextile North Node which gave us false expectations, and secret arrangements made in order to deceive; Mercury in general describes young people, reporters, bloggers, authors, agreements, trade deals and traders, commerce, speeches, thieves, secrets, and other Mercurial things.

Another disturbing indicator of financial, religious, and political concern is the quindecile (QD; 165 degr) between the duo of Big Banking, Jupiter and Pluto, with Pluto at a critical-crisis 29th degree of Capricorn, sign of government, law, and business. Our natal Pluto 27Cap33 Rx is near US SP South Node, a separative Saturnian point which denotes war, brutality, and hard hard work for Pluto/SN has a Saturn-Pluto tone.

Jupiter is Rx by progression since 1905 when many of our troubles began in earnest as global thugs saw the end of their plan coming nearer to fruition. The banking Panic of 1907 was used to justify the creation of the Federal Reserve System (1910 - 1913) and so a time link is described by the Astrology of it all including the indisputable fact that US SP Jupiter Rx @15Can27 conjoins the natal ASC of...guess which entity?

America's five-pointed Death Star, The Pentagon, our bottomless money pit.

Jupiter QD Pluto paints a picture of an obsessive need for power, control, and success with belief systems, opinions, and religion cynically used as forces for manipulation; ruthlessly gaining advantage is emphasized and major societal shifts are upcoming which must include a transformation of mass consciousness and reordering of perspectives. (Reeves.)

Yes, I am very sorry to report to you both that America's SP horoscope, which shows our nation's evolutionary condition (shown here for July 9, 2012)--as our Founding Astrologers must have seen as they looked into the future--is not in a positive state at the moment and threatens to morph our nation--is in process of morphing our nation--into a financially and spiritually bankrupted police state where total surveillance reigns, and privacy and private property are things of the past. But you don't need an astrologer to tell you this, do you?

LIBOR: like Libra's Mars Rx in a Money House

Below is a discussion on the global bid-rigging that's been practiced for at least ten years by 16 big banks (or more) and issues from the bowels of The City of London (which implicates what Eustace Mullins called The London Connection, the House of Rothschild, the Bank of England, and the British government.) The now spotlighted LIBOR corruption, which affects interest rates on loans and credit cards all over the globe, is simply the latest and probably the greatest of the World Banking Syndicate's crash-the-global-economy projects:

Another view of LIBOR is provided by Robert Reich. Another astrological view of LIBOR may be seen in US progressions with Neptune/MC = NN: sharing bad intentions with others; working with those who share your vision for the future; peculiarities (Ebertin; Munkasey; Tyl.)

Maybe the rotten-to-the-core revelations of LIBOR will be what Pluto creeping through Capricorn, toppling leaders and destructuring systems, is all about...or, maybe it's just what Mr. Underworld was waiting for as his ruinous methods are now uncovered. Can we expect The System to root out its own worms?

Jul 8, 2012

"Globalism by Distraction"--Max Igan (video)

Globalists have knit all systems together so they can pull the dangling thread when they're ready to unravel our lives...or at least that's what they want us to believe. Here's an excellent Max Igan presentation, "Globalism by Distraction", part 1. Click the link under the video for parts 2 - 4, or follow the suggestions on the video screen as you wish:

We're living in "a functional rotational dictatorship" -- Max Igan.

Yes! As I've blogged for years, US presidents make great show of passing the baton of power every four years on January 20th and we all pretend that actual change will occur for the American people!

"The shadowy hand is corporatism," says Max Igan, and you may wish to check out Parts 2 - 4 on Youtube.

Astro-Note: America's natal Ceres (security, protection, food supply--especially grains) and our national emblem relating to Venus-Columba-Isis-Inanna which you see honored on top of Capitol Domes, other official buildings, and embodied in the graven image of the Statue of Liberty itself--conjoined US natal Pluto/Chiron midpoint, the duo of plutocracy, oppression, disenfranchisement, primal violence, globalism, corporatism, racism, sexism, capitalism, and other sociopathic and systemic -isms, at 8/9 Pisces. This point squares the revolutionary US natal Uranus 8Gem55 which tends to be stimulated whenever America fights a major war. Our country's Pluto-Chiron/Uranus square partially describes the behind-the-scenes manipulations of plutocrats who fund both sides of wars (and start them!) so that their territories of control are extended, and win-win outcomes provide massive profits for the balance sheets of international banking houses, no matter what--but with oppression, death, and destruction for the rest of us. This is the true face of globalism and corporatism.

And of course you know the formula that Benito Mussolini revealed: corporatism + statism = fascism.

Other Progressive Suggestions include:


Thom Hartmann

David Pakman

Democracy Now!

And last on today's list, but definitely not least, it's The Stepanie Miller Show, "and welcome to it":

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Jul 6, 2012

Read the SCOTUS Obamacare Decision (and Venus Transit 2012)

Mother Jones is providing a PDF of the full text of SCOTUS' Obamacare decision of June 28, 2012 if you wish to read the real thing instead of listening to people telling or semi-telling you what's in it.

Oh, and by the way: have meant to return here to note that the Venus Transit of June 5, 2012 where I'd written that it might lead to 'unusual or unorthodox alliances' being formed as during the Venus Transit of June 2004 between world leaders (G-8 Summit on Sea Island, Georgia) or, in 2012, to possibly a 'break-up of alliances' (EU? Greece? still possible) describes Justice John Roberts siding with the more liberal side of the Court rather than the conservative side when he wrote the opinion upholding the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010. And of course, in the Tropical Zodiac, Venus Transit 2012 occurred in mid-Gemini, a sign ruled by Mercury, planet of decisions, opinions, announcements, and good news.

Now if I could only get over the ideas that the legislation contains things we'll be sorry about one day (DNA ownership? forced vaccinations? cloning Mitt Romney?), and that Justice Roberts has an ulterior motive for the June 28th decision such as mitigating public outrage when the November 2012 election has to be 'decided' by SCOTUS (November 6th Mercury Rx = disputed outcomes, voting irregularities) as in December 2000 and he proudly hands the presidency on a golden platter to that mysterious Piscean, Mitt Romney--'aristocratic' royalist and firm believer in protection by magic underwear.

In addition, it doesn't matter how the Roberts Court ruled if the fix is in and Romney and a gaggle of GOP candicates are going to be 'elected' in November since if they gain a majority in the Senate, Obamacare is set by their global governance overlords to be repealed anyway!

Click the Republican candidate's name if you wish to view an early posting of Romney's natal horoscope with details including his Pre-Natal Solar Eclipse Series theme and then, like me, you may long for a brokered convention in Tampa. That is, if Mystery Mittens with his natal Sun-Mercury-Mars in murky Pisces makes it that far...

Jul 5, 2012

"The American People Are Angry," Sen Bernie Sanders (video)

Here's my favorite Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders laying it all on the line--from Wall Street to Main Street, from TARP to the Fed's sneaky $16 trillion handed freely to US and foreign big banks and corporations, from Bush's unfunded credit-card wars to cutting Food Stamps, from income inequality to obscene profits for the wealthy, and of course, the disastrous Citizen United decision of the Supreme Court--he covers all this and more on the floor of the House:

You may have noticed that the US Congress won't listen to the voice of the working people, if indeed it ever did. Here, Senator Sanders speaks on behalf of the 15% unemployed, graduating college students with massive debt who can't find a job, and all the rest of us who are not, nor will we ever be, members of the 1% ruling elite. "Cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid" cry the 'deficit hawks'.

As the senator says, "What world are these people living in?"

Deja-Vu Republicans: See If This Economics Theory Sounds Familiar!

Warren G. Harding's administration included Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon who while in office during the 1920s implemented a tax program that lowered the taxes of corporations and large personal incomes based on the theory that such a policy would provide incentives to expand the economy through job-producing and profit-making investments.

Now see? For ages the GOP has bamboozled the American people with the "trickle down" ruse way before Rep. Paul Ryan was a glint in his mama's eye. Ryan's "Path to Prosperity" is somewhat of a rehash of Mellon's theory which worked for a few years, yes, but led us down the garden path to the nasty Crash of 1929.

Yet things are never quite as simple and for such a brief term in office (Harding died suddenly in a San Francisco hotel on August 2, 1923 after 28 months in the Oval Office), Warren G. got quite a lot done though he hadn't time to defend himself from the myriad of scandals which occurred during his term. Was his death at all suspicious? I'll take a peek at the death horoscope and let you know if there's anything curious...

Of course, in 2012 we've already suffered and continue to suffer the Crash of 2008, or, the Fed-enabled Great Bush-Cheney Heist of 2008, as I think of it. Not that these corrupt jokers and blackjack dealers--Dimons, Diamonds, or the rest of the pack--are completely finished with the US economy, cash cow as it's been for them for decades. Because if they were done, they'd have that little 7% of profits the 99% of us must split between us already deposited in their offshore accounts as they continue to steal, embezzle, and create on a computer screen imaginary money out of thin air, the lack of which is meant to keep the masses feeling inferior, needy, and greedy like them.

Now personally, I don't care how much money elites have tucked away in secret lairs and Swiss bank accounts. But I do take great exception to what their unending greed is doing to the elderly, the ill, and to children in America. For me, that is where a moral line must be drawn--step no further, you conscienceless vermin of the *Pluto/Chiron persuasion. So dear reader, please allow Senator Sanders to express these concepts much better than this grumpy blogger does and support his efforts however you can--including becoming very very angry!


Thanks to Forbidden Knowledge TV for alerting me to the video of this important speech by Senator Sanders. If only we had more representatives in Congress like Bernie--and I know that progressive broadcaster Thom Hartmann agrees with me on that!

*Perhaps you know that the Pluto/Chiron pair denotes plutocracy, oppression, disenfranchisement, primal violence, racism and other -isms, plus other such cruel, anti-social, psychopathic behavior of which man is capable of perpetrating against his fellow man in order to arrogantly exalt his own ego.

Jul 4, 2012

The Natal Horoscope and Character of George Washington

Towering Figures in Early US History w the Natal Chart of George Washington

by Jude Cowell

Chuck Baldwin's Founders Without Whom America Would Not Exist gives more detail of the usual crew than if our Founding Fathers could sign up with LinkedIn but not so much that reading them interferes with your July 4th celebration!

George Washington's Natal Horoscope

Here you see the natal horoscope of The Father of Our Country, George Washington, born February 22, 1732 NS (OS = Feb 11) Colonial Beach, Virginia at a recorded time of 10:00 am LMT (probably rounded off but who can say? Its Rodden Rating is AA so I'm going with 10:00 am.)

Hour of responsible, authoritarian Saturn; chart-ruler is Venus 29Pis24 which applies to only one major aspect: a conjunction with staid Saturn 2Ari41 showing that he took himself seriously. As you see, both planets snug around 12th cusp of Politics, Karma, and The Unconscious. Washington is known for having visions and for prizing loyalty and commitment, both traits which may be found in his Venus-Saturn-12th-cusp picture.

Plus, the archetypal "Father of Our Country" label along with the usual serious expression he affected in portraits (and in life, I've read, usually ascribed to his lifelong dental problems) may be seen in the Sabian Symbol for natal Venus @'30Pis' = "The Great Stone Face" with face relating to Venus and stone an obvious Saturn reference. Plus, as you know, Washington's visage is captured on stony Mount Rushmore.

George Washington is well-known for mystical tendencies (he was a Grand Poo-Bah of Freemasonry and may be viewed in portraits wearing his Masonic apron--he owned two apparently--here are good photos of an apron on display in the Lodge at Philadelphia--and these are in large part indicated by Sun in Pisces (as has Mitt Romney along with natal Mercury and Mars) and by Neptune in 1st house of Self. Neptune is in Gemini (the youth who served the gods) which is ruled by Mercury (the messenger of the gods) which creates a Mercury-Neptune vibe in his psyche relating to...mysticism and visions which are further encouraged by a Neptune-Pluto trine, and NN in Sagittarius, sign of The Seeker on a Quest, in the 8th H of The Occult.

In addition, warring Mars in occult-studying Scorpio, sign of the Eagle, lends more mysticism to his personality bwo Scorpio along with a strong Mars-Pluto streak. Interestingly (and perhaps you can read a notation of it if you enlarge the chart) Mars is focal planet of the Pluto/NN midpoint which gave him potential for an exhibition of personal power and/or tyranny. (Tyl.) Perhaps this brutality is best seen in General Washington's quick execution of deserters though fighting and leading in war is proof enough for me.

And yet without his ambitious Capricorn Moon, the General might never have had the reigning need to become a political leader such as a President, a rise in status which is supported by the natal chart's hemispheric emphasis on the Public sector (7/3) including n Moon in 9th H. And of course, his military career is seen in the 6th H of Military Service with the very powerful yet wide conjunction of Jupiter (The General) and Pluto (the Poo-Bah of Control) in Libra, a sign of war. This also shows the Revolution's financial support from foreign sources.

And of course you see Washington's IC (Foundation of the Matter; the HOW? Point) @'30 Cancer' = "A Daughter of the American Revolution"!

(M.E. Jones.)

Another aid to him in war and politics was his 10th H Mercury 6AQ33 at focal point of the Saturn-Uranus midpoint which supplied him with the ability to hit back hard under provocation along with a natural talent for organization. Mercury rules 2nd H of Earning Ability and Values so Washington was no slacker in the moneymaking department of life. Inheritance is shown by SN in 2nd H and NN in 8th H.

Considering that Washington's refusal to be crowned 'king' of America is much-touted along with his walking away from the power of the presidency, it's curious to me that (if his birth time is correct or nearly so), Pluto and Ascendant are inconjunct (150 degr) denoting that he volunteered his services, was recognized as having a strong character, smoldered inside if anyone revealed his weaknesses, and had secret hopes that opportunities would present themselves to show what he could accomplish if given the authority to do so.

As we know, quite a few opportunities did...


Pluto/ASC inconjunct details from Robert Pelletier's Planets in Aspect.

Jul 3, 2012

Video: "How to Control the World"--Max Igan

"How to Control the World" presented by Max Igan:

Happy July 4th 2012 from Stars Over Washington!

July 4, 2012: America Is 236 Years Old!

by Jude Cowell, your friendly political astrologer

Just a note on the day before America's Independence Day 2012 to wish everyone Happy Independence Day, America's official birthday! Around here we'll bow to tradition with a turkey burger cook-out though any sort of meat is seldom a first-choice for my family so I guess that makes it a special and somewhat nostalgic treat of sorts. How about you? Will you be passing the mustard or perhaps the ketchup?

On an astro-note, a fresh post has been published to my WordPress blog *Jude's Threshold (where I've been MIA of late!) on behalf of July 4th and including a few tidbits concerning Campaign 2012 and the horoscope of Autumn Equinox 2012 (September 22; aka, Libra Ingress, if you prefer) which may be of interest to you with its Air-Fire Sun Libra-Moon Sagittarius blend of energies. Naturally, the horoscope precludes both RNC and DNC 2012 of late August into early September.

Once there you'll also see a rather mild sales pitch on behalf of my new Stars Over Washington Monthly newsletter chocked with Political Astrology which is being electronically delivered this very day in time for our July 4, 2012 celebrations. But you don't have to visit WordPress to find a subscription link--check the very top of this blog's sidebar, if you wish to sign up. It would be very supportive of you!

However, if curious about the contents of issue 1 (July-Aug-Sep 2012), click the Jude's Threshold link above to discover the topics and horoscopes included this quarter!

And be super-careful with those fireworks now!


Celebrate America with Some Interesting Reading and/or Videos:

Julie Demboski's Astrology, Astro-Cocktail, Neptune Cafe, Thom Hartmann, David Pakman, dProgram.net, Information Clearing House, and Democracy Now!.

*Blog's title refers to boundary-loving, time-keeping Saturn as 'gatekeeper of the threshold' which particularly applies to those of us with natal Saturn in the 12th house of The Unconscious (and Politics!) The placement is, as you know, good for concentrated work done in solitude such as Astrology with Saturn the original ruler of the ancient art. Uranus, The Upstart and The Witness, was added as Astrology's co-ruler much later!

Jul 1, 2012

Election 2012 Mercury: Nov 6 and Nov 26 Horoscopes

Election Day Nov 6, 2012's Mercury Rx Station with the Mercury Direct Station of November 26, 2012

by Jude Cowell

Below you see an image of Election Day 2012's Mercury Station Retrograde of Nov 6 at 6:03:47 pm est (@4Sag18, lower left) and a second horoscope for the moment on November 26, 2012 when voting Mercury turns Direct at 5:47:32 pm est (@18Sco10) with both horoscopes set for the White House, the main prize for the victor.

Mercury is chart-ruler of both horoscopes and thus the determinant of both events which relate to the November 6, 2012 Presidential and Congressional Election/s. All astrologers are predicting trouble due to Mercury turning Rx on Election Day 2012 so let's consider the condition of the planet of voting, announcements, and--when Rx--disputed outcomes.

As you see, out-of-bounds Mars 22Sag23 is unaspected (who knows what Mr. Fussy the Activist is up to?) in 7th house of Legal Affairs and Open Enemies is at '23Sag', the "Immmigrants entering a New Country" degree and for this reason, and bedcause of the obvious issues with Mercury's Rx Station on Voting Day, plus, Mercury's aspects to other planets (actors), I read the charts as having immigrant/voter purge implications--a tiresome Republicn tactic--along with computer voting machine 'glitches' and possibly outright tampering or fraud.

Naturally with Mercury re-trograde, the word re-count is in the political air especially given the cantankerous nature of the 2012 Campaign and Election for much is at stake for each party. However, this common-gooder would be remiss if I didn't add that the American people have, as usual, the most to lose, and even though I believe that whoever inhabits the White House come January 21, 2013 will continue to follow a larger global agenda with few options to do otherwise, there is hopefully a difference in how the agenda is implemented, or at least that is my deep desire for the We the People.

That a One-Percenter like Mitt Romney, the watery Sun-Mercury-Mars Pisces and equal-opportunity bully, should take the helm after what Bush and Cheney perpetrated upon this nation for 8 years (culminating in Financial Heist 2008) would be an outrage! Haven't we learned anything???

Okay, I'll hush my fussing and give you a chance to appreciate both charts:

The following is meant to throw a spotlight upon what I consider to be prominent features in both charts yet I'm certain you can see many other factors of importance. As always, feel free to leave a comment if you wish!

Nov 6, 2012 6:03:47 pm est White House: Mercury's first moment Rx in 6th house of Health, Work, and Military and Police Service after just dipping below the horizon. This is a Cadent position and a natural house of Mercury (Virgo) yet Mercury is debilitated in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius; a mentally inspired Geminian Jupiter Rx (Republicans weakened due to several factors including a battle with an incumbent president) is rising in 1st house; ASC 5Gem39 is the WHAT? Point of the matter and in this case, the WHAT? is Mercury's Rx Station. It's an Hour of Saturn (restriction, control, authority) so it may be expected that the Jupiterian GOP will have managed tamperings of the voting process by and on November 6. We cannot discount that Politics is a win-at-any-cost game with powerful consequences and Jupiter is relating from a weakened position opposite his natural sign of Sagittarius and Rx as well.

Chart-ruler Mercury applies to a square with Chiron (0A42), and a trine with technology-lover Uranus (0A52) with disruptive rebel Uranus 5Ari09 Rx in 11th H of Groups and Associations, and the sub-ruler of the 10th H of Career and Public Status (MC 13AQ00.) At Midheaven you see the midpoint of the combustable pair of Mars and Uranus which gives a midpoint picture of potentials for extraordinary achievements, and/or taking drastic measures such as 'putting a gun to someone's head' (Ebertin.)

Whether a threat of gun use is actually necessary to manipulate Election 2012 we'll probably never know. But this picture may simply be a reference to the NRA gun lobby of fanatics who really really want Mr. Romney in the White House, or so I've heard.

Now where in the Election Day chart are We the People? Moon 14Leo12 conjoins IC, (Home and Domestic Scene) and the HOW? Point of any horoscope.

Now don't stay home, m'peops, for We are the How! Yes, certain undermining forces are making it more and more difficult to vote but let's not give in to them. Especially with the high-flying Kite pattern you see in the November 6 horoscope with the people's Moon as spearhead--conjoining President Obama's natal Sun in Leo!--and sextiles to the Moon from Jupiter Rx and a 5th H Venus 11Lib28. Now I agree that it's speculation and popularity (5th H) plus our innate intuition (US natal Moon in Aquarius) which must tell us that Mr. Obama is our best bet going forward given all the conflicting campaign rhetoric and distortions but the president's argument that a Romney presidency would take us backward is easy enough for a majority to agree upon unless you're of the One Percent or on their payroll.

Disagreements, quarrels, recounts, disputed outcomes, voting machine brou-ha-has, voting roll purges, and more issues may be in the news from November 6 until...November 26? Well, probably. Yet Mercury won't reach its Shadow Degree of 4Sag18 (where it retrograded) until December 14, 2012 and quickly moves beyond it so we may have another December to be anxious over--centering on or just after December 14. Hopefully the SCOTUS Justices won't underwhelm the people's middling-to-poor opinion of them as they did with Bush v Gore in December 2000 and we'll appreciate an early if legality-decorated Christmas gift to settle Election 2012, if we must.

Chart 2, upper right, shows November 26 at 5:47:32 pm est (Hour of Venus--jealousy and revenge? or attraction?) when speedy Mercury takes a stand and performs a Direct Station @18Sco10 ('19Sco' = "A Parrot Listening Then Talking"--whose script will he read?) As you see, US natal Moon is at MC, and Mercury is again in the same preparatory Cadent house in DC. Forceful Mars and Pluto are about to converge in Capricorn with Jupiter still Rx and hiding in the 12th H of Politics, Karma, Self-Undoing, and Secret Deals.

Wishy washy Neptune 00Pis25, ruler of Mr. Romney's natal Sun, Mercury, and Mars, is strong in its own sign and at MC (the 'hiding in plain sight' position); US natal Sun conjoins the 2nd cusp of the National Treasury, and the Pluto/ASC midpoint @00:05 is prominent at Aries Point (10th H) showing that the tendency toward the use and abuse of power and persuasion are of utmost importance for determined US politicians who wish to rule the day and don't mind being ruthless in their attempts to have their way. Foreign control and plutonian global meddling may also be shown by Pluto/ASC = AP, a World Point of Manifestation.

Now I know that most if not all astrologers have predicted victory for President Barack Obama in 2012 and I wish to whole-heartedly concur. Yes, this is probably the case--and yet there seems to me to be quite a few circumstances where the Romney camp can manipulate the outcome of Election 2012 as well as provide GOP interference to affect congressional races. And why should we think otherwise when they've made themselves perfectly clear by obstructionism and bald-faced statements and lies against Pres. Obama, for in their pride and arrogance they imagine themselves to be the only suitable residents of the White House! How tiresomely they brag.

Yet you know what they say: sometimes you just want to be wrong!

So with Election Day 2012 Mercury turning Rx on the exact day of the elections, the eventual results are certain to be in dispute or clouded by murky conditions (exs: computer 'glitches' or tamperings, robo-calls meant to confuse voters, etc) on into December, and may never be as clear as the American people would prefer and deserve them to be. It seems that our best chance to renounce neocon hawks is a grand turn-out for the President which will make election outcomes as perfectly clear as they can possibly be...in spite of all the jackassian political tricks Washington underminers have to offer!