Oct 30, 2007

a balking Bush

News Update from Citizens for Legitimate Government

Breaking News:

To Implement Policy, Bush to Turn to Administrative Orders 31 Oct 2007

The White House plans to try implementing as much new policy as it can by administrative order (dictatorship) while stepping up its confrontational rhetoric with Congress after concluding that President [sic] Bush cannot do much business with the Democratic leadership, administration officials said.

White House aides say the only way Bush seems to be able to influence (overturn) the process is by vetoing legislation or by issuing 'administrative orders,' as he has in recent weeks...They say they expect Bush to issue more of such orders in the next several months.#

As per his instructions.

He's famous for being "a uniter" y'know.

Laura Bush Nov 4, 1946

Laura Bush, in an attempt to defend her husband's SCHIP stance and his oily foreign policy says she's more involved in policy than previously known which is no comfort considering how things have gone since Bush coup'd the White House.

Since my move-along needs to get along, there's no time for much, but here's Mrs Bush's natal chart (rating: B) with its out-of-bounds and Rx Venus as chart-ruler. It's also a Venus Hour, with n Venus at the "Grand Army of the Republic campfire" degree. Guess she's serious about being involved--although she's been instructed to steer clear of such topics as Iraq and Iran.

Her Pre-Natal Eclipse Series (2 New North) is same as her husband's. If you're familiar with the Tarot, you'll know all about Number 16, The Tower, with its collapse of plans and lifestyles, and the rebuilding and reshaping that begins after the dust settles--with far-reaching effects.

Sounds exactly like 9/11 doesn't it? Yet the 2NN Series manifested July 31, 2000...3 days after the Jupiter (Rs) conjunction with Saturn (Ds) at "9Leo", conjunct the natal Mercuries of George Bush, Al Gonzales, and the Republican Party...and very near Bush's n ASC (7Leo07.)

So the attacks of 9/11 occurred after the next Solar Eclipse (2South), the PE Series of Woodrow Wilson and of Ronald Reagan.

Keywords: individual involvement with unusual groups and the belief that much will be gained from such involvement. (Brady's Predictive Astrology.)
And, of course, AFTER Bush was in office and needing a major boost to his nebulously-gained presidency. Neocons all agreed--America "needed a new Pearl Harbour" to take us to war...so we got one.

Back later to add some comments on the First Lady's chart...please pardon any typos, will clear them up asap!

pirates in the news

Crew retakes pirated ship--woo hoo!

Now if the American people could retake Washington from the pirates infesting it, that'd be the much-touted rule of law demonstrated and the redressing of our grievances.

Oct 29, 2007

Exploding comet now larger than Jupiter

Space Weather News for Oct 29, 2007

Last week, Comet 17P/Holmes shocked sky watchers around the world with a sudden million-fold increase in brightness. It literally exploded into view, rapidly becoming a naked eye "star" in the constellation Perseus. Since then the comet has expanded dramatically. It is now physically larger than the planet Jupiter and subtends an angle in the night sky similar to the Moon's Sea of Tranquility, the right eye of the "Man in the Moon."

Photographers, this amazing comet is an excellent target for off-the-shelf digital cameras and backyard telescopes. It grows visibly from night to night and no one knows how large it will become. Stay tuned to SpaceWeather.com for sky maps and the latest images.#

Previous Comet Alert with Perseus star lore added.

Archive to White House: fork 'em over

Hope the motion filing yields results as the National Archive seeks missing emails and backup tapes from White House.

The CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) organization has also been busy filing and seeking improperly deleted records from the EOP
(Executive Office of the President.) The article has links to the various filings and to the White House's objections. Good reading.

And perhaps you remember the keywords for the now-in-effect Solar Eclipse of Sept 11, 2007 which describes paperwork and communication responsibilities which "come home to roost"...seems the White House belfry is overflowing with secretive chickens roosting and laying eggs about now!

And you heard by now that Tom Tancredo will not be seeking re-election...doesn't that make a dozen or more Republicans bowing out (before the paddy wagons pull up to the door)?

One dozen or two--makes little difference around SO'W--Ds and Rs are playing the same games with us as if we-the-people will be the ones to decide who will continue manning the helm of this oil tanker that used to be America.

And I say that sadly and with a hearty Shout-Out to Michael Ruppert's From the Wilderness.

We could do worse than face the truth.

Oct 28, 2007

Stephen Colbert May 13, 1964

In all truthiness, I think that Stephen Colbert is reveling in his prez bid and making nasty presidential promises against my home state of Georgia, if he should win the Oval Office!

So in a spirit of intolerant and grumpy retaliation, I hereby publish Colbert's natal chart (May 13, 1964; sunrise--birth time unknown--in fact there are discrepancies concerning his very place of birth, yet there is some evidence that he was born at some point...and Washington, DC works as a re-location chart if nothing else, and may be correct.)

Funny that asteroid, Cupido, The Family; Corporations is conjunct natal Sun in Taurus. Asteroid Toro, the Bull, is at MC (Career Point), and stable Taurus, the Builder, is the strongest sign in the chart. The shadow or negative side of Taurus is stubbornness, greed and intolerance, but I'm not implying anything or waving a red cape in front of his snoot...at least I hope not.

Throughout the 24 hours of his day of birth, Moon was in Gemini (communications, esp writing, speechmaking, and announcements--great for TV) so for his personality blend we may confidently use Sun Tau/Moon Gemini:

dogmatic yet flippant; city slicker + country lad in tune with nature; natural teacher with a gift for practical (Tau) communication (Gem); witty yet penetrating conversationalist; flourishes in media, publishing, sales; good at negotiations; earthy sensuality + breezy intellectuality; passionate at heart but seems detached and unflappable; fine reasoning abilities.

Greatest Weaknesses: arguing with bullying bombast; lack of sympathy for the emotional needs of others and for the loftier aspirations of the human spirit.

Images for Integration: A wealthy publisher launches another new project...A sculptor carves the figure of a dancer...A restauranteur earns a reputation for delicious souffles and meringues...A scientist brilliantly discourses on the mysteries of nature. (Ahh, This Week in God--I remember it fondly!) (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas & Suzi Harvey.)

Well, it remains to be seen whether this bombastic meringue will reach the White House as commander-in-chief or as desert on Tuesdays, but his self-serving and vicious attack on drought-riddled Georgia is uncalled for and at least partially or wholly unprovoked--esp when every American knows that the presidency is for disenfranchising ALL states, not just your special pets, Mr. Colbert.

I mean, really.

Oct 27, 2007

Stars Above! Deerlick Astronomy Village

You may not.

But if you do, here's today's post from Jude's Threshold concerning a new observatory site called Deerlick Astronomy Village, a stargazer's paradise located under the darkened skies of rural eastern Georgia, USA.

Added to the post is a little early Georgia-Virginia history with a slight genealogical flavor from yours truly, reluctant astrologer and native Georgian these many years.

Bush signs corporatism pact with Mongolia

From the White House Newsletter of Monday, October 22, 2007 (just received):

"(President) Bush met with President Enkhbayar of Mongolia. The two leaders reviewed the continuing strong cooperation between the United States and Mongolia on global and regional affairs, including the war on terror, progress in Iraq, and trade and economic development. After, they signed the Millenium Challenge Corporation Compact, a program designed to increase aid to nations that govern justly, fight corruption, invest in the education and health of their people, and promote economic freedom."#

Pass the SCHIPs, delete damning emails, sharpen the redacting pen--you have to love the hypocrisy. Somehow the Bush years haven't worked out that way for America, so good luck to Mongolia when dealing with the Bush-Clinton juggernaut.

The corporatism of Pluto-Chiron just keeps on giving, and Enkhbayar may want to read the fine print, check for disappearing ink, and wait for the other signing statement to drop.

And did you notice the "progress" in Iraq and the "war on terror" promo?

"Increase aid"? Puh! What extra millions do American taxpayers have lying around that the druken sailors and corporate raiders haven't spent or extorted? Tell me if you know of any--there are millions of Americans homeless and ill without medical care about now.

Oct 26, 2007

parody of Our Ne'er-Do-Well Son

No, I can't really apologize for the new rhymery just posted at Lim's Limericks: Our Ne'er-Do-Well Son so I must take full bad-poetry responsibility for its perpetration!

The photo you'll see there of Chief Grumpy Red Face is complimentary.

Oct 25, 2007

Today in Washington and NYC

"Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just." --Thomas Jefferson

So do I, as should we all. (Physical) water is not the only thing in short supply.

Image: sunrise 7:33:01 am edt, Washington, DC, Oct 26, chart-ruler Mars in 9th house of foreign enemies, conj Fixed Star, Alhena, to have a mission. Mars is inconjunct Chiron at IC. (You'll find Chiron mentioned below.)

Click-to-enlarge chart to read my scribbles because it's on to New York...

As the fairy dust settles from last evening's Full Moon, we find that at 3:00 am edt in midtown Manhattan, Explosives in NYC's Mexican Consulate so explosive Mars is still busy in 'the homeland' (Cancer), out-of-bounds and lobbing makeshift explosives from a bicycle.

3:00 am in NYC brought up Bush's natal Virgoan Mars, just after tr Saturn, whose Hour it was. Saturn Hours are good for things like taking responsibility and for control, with an air of restriction and inhibition involved. This lobbing was a diversion of some kind, and indicates that activist Mars has more trouble in store. What else is new, right?

So Bush has this goin' on: Mars/Saturn = ASC: obstacles caused by others; illness; separation; bereavement; struggling for every step of advancement; possible health threat. (Will his colon come back to haunt him?) (midpoints: Tyl; Ebertin.)

Saturn will be restrictvely conjuncting his natal Mars soon (health concerns continue.) It's a period when circumventing rules is ill-advised and relationships with males may be interrupted or broken off entirely. Loneliness increases, yet a reaffirmation toward long-term goals is also possible. Kind of a 'stay the course' transit (ad nauseum.)

But back at the Mexican Consulate:

At the WHY Point of the chart (MC) was tr asteroid, Midas, the King, greedy lover of gold, and at IC (the HOW Point) was asteroid, Bacchus, keywords: denial; substitution; management of uncomfortable emotions. This lobbing occurred only a couple of hours after the Full Moon, Moon 3Tau46, "4Tau": "The rainbow's pot of gold."

3Tau08 is the Discovery Degree of Chiron, the Wound or the Wounded Healer, which is again splat upon Dick Cheney's natal Sun (10AQ48)--a transit which may spiritualize (Chiron) one's purpose in life (Sun), or indicate wounded vitality (health issues--with Cheney, probably heart-related. They do say he has one.)

And speaking of Politics in America, have you ever been to the Edge of Petrified Forest?

Fiery Mars in California

Having just posted Mars and the Fires of California at Jude's Threshold, you may wish to check it out concerning the similarities between out-of-bounds Mars 2007 and out-of-bounds Mars 1993, which was also a year of California wildfires causing great damage and misery--and the year of the FBI-ATF's siege at Waco.

As you know, the natal chart I use for the NWO is set for Oct 24, 1993, timed by the third and final conjunction of Uranus and Neptune. These two transpersonal era-defining planets hooked up all through 1993.


Two Burned Bodies Found in SoCal which may turn out to be more mysterious than we now know or may ever be told.

do we bask in the moonshine of war?

On their march to the sea, Sherman's Army burned many towns in Georgia, towns already suffering horribly from the loss of war. So I guess Sherman's opinion on the subject carries weight even from the mists of time, for war doesn't change, just our misconceptions and the lies that take us into it:

"I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. Some of these young men think that war is all glory but let me say war is all hell"

--William Tecumseh Sherman

Some old men in the White House who never served pretend to think so, too.

Here's a website with a photo of Madison, Ga for you. Named in honor of Pres James Madison, the town was spared destruction because a pro-Union Senator lived there, Joshua Hill (and some say an old girlfriend of Sherman lived nearby.)

Visiting Madison is like taking a stroll back into a charming and gentler time. That's what a lack of war can do.

Oct 24, 2007

Comet erupts in Perseus!

Space Weather News for Oct. 24, 2007:

ERUPTING COMET: Astronomers in Japan and Europe report that Comet 17P/Holmes is undergoing a spectacular eruption. The 17th-magnitude comet has brightened by a factor of five hundred thousand or more during the past 24 hours becoming a naked eye object in the evening sky. This may signify a breakup of the comet's core or a rich vein of ice suddenly exposed to sunlight--no one knows.

Look for a yellow 2.5th-magnitude fuzzball in the constellation Perseus after sunset. ("2.5th magnitude" means a little dimmer than the stars of the Big Dipper.) At present the comet looks more like a star than a comet; it does not have a discernable tail, but it might grow one as the outburst continues.

Visit SpaceWeather.com for a sky map, photos and updates.#

The constellation of Perseus the Prince is a member of the royal family and orbits around the North Pole. He was known by the Hebrews as Parash, a horseman, or sometimes as Ham, son of Noah. In Egypt he was called, Khem, the young black son of Cepheus the king.

The brightest star in Perseus is Mirfak (Algenib) and is associated with the young warrior who is proud of his strength, his hunting and fighting abilities, and of his trophy. People with Mirfak linked to planets in their natal charts are: Muhammed Ali, Martin Luther King, Jr, Margaret Thatcher, and Henry Ford.

So Mirfak represents young male energy that may not listen to the wisdom of others or take caution. There is a flavor of overestimating one's mental or physical abilities...guess you could say a flame-out may result as we're seeing with Comet Holmes! So Washington and the Pentagon--beware, because even you exalted types can't change the As Above, So Below nature of the world.

5:00 pm News from NPR:

State Department Security Chief Richard Griffin has resigned effective Nov 1--he oversaw entities like Blackwater. Seems the heat from the spotlight was too hot--flame-out!

Taurus Full Moon Oct 26, 2007

Full Moon 2Tau24, Oct 26, 2007, 12:53 am edt; Moon at MC over White House:

Hour of Mercury (thinking; communications; planning), with testy Mars still out-of-bounds in Cancer, sign of security issues. (On one level, Mars seems lately to be representing Erik Prince of Blackwater. Prince is definitely an out-of-bounds kind of guy.)

Mystic Rectangle pattern: Moon/MC, Saturn, Sun, North Node (NN) = practical mysticism. Disruptive rebel Uranus in 8th house of shared resources, conj Fixed Star Achernar, crises; risk of rapid endings; Moon conj asteroid, Aesculapia (health); and asteroid Hera (bringing to account) is rising...Hera and Aesculapia are Angular and thus have outlets for manifestation.

Grand Trine between Sun, Mars, and NN noted on chart--please click-to-enlarge. Water Grand Trines are mainly concerned with gaining security, North Node with associations, and connections with the public.

You'll find that Lynda Hill's Sabian Symbols analysis on Friday's Full Moon Clover and Rainbows and a Whole Box of Dice, gives details along with cautions for this Full Moon's degree--a Full Moon being the culmination stage of something begun two weeks ago at the New Moon, as you know.

This Full Moon is about relationships of all sorts and as you see here, it is exact (partile) immediately over the White House! What will the Full Moon bring to light?

The Taurus-Scorpio axis is the values/money axis, of course, but also relates to death, undercover work (sexual and spying), and other hidden or underground things.

I took a look at the Atom Split chart and was glad to see no particular correspondances between it and the Full Moon chart, but there are 'separation' and 'illness' connections to George Bush's natal chart...Moon conj Aesculapia, as noted.

The illness may be his or someone's in his environment, but even so, I believe it relates to bio-terrorism, the CDC, and Aviary concerns which (normal) people have these days, including the safety of vaccinations which are foisted upon us. And if they make ya sick, ya can't sue, remember, so don't even try.

More (previously unknown) undercover operations may come to notice in the next few weeks although many are in the news now...undoubtedly there will be more revelations and discoveries. (Plus, the 'Unmasking' Eclipse is coming up in Feb, 2008.)

With Apollo, the hero, conjunct Bush's natal Mercury, he's feeling his quixotic oats yet others are not cooperating as they should. As our leader (of sorts) his intractability and betrayals reflect unfavorably upon our nation and I'm sure you've been reading about Russia and other countries bucking the Bush line more and more. World domination is hard werk.

The Sept 11 Solar Eclipse 18Vir24 (9 New South Series) is in the 2nd house of money, earning ability, and values indicating that the financial effects of 9/11 are still reverberating through our economy even though our government and the Fed would like to deny it.

Brady's Predictive Astrology gives the 9NSouth Series as:

bringing to the surface long-term worries about loved ones, health, or paperwork and communications issues. Responsibilities with paperwork come home to roost (over the White House?) and news has a sense of destiny or fatedness about it.

Well, Cuba's loose canon is saying that our loose canon in the White House will start WWIII so you may wish to read the little ditty I wrote in early '06, called Chaos Blues...blues which have only intensified as the Bush regime has steamrolled along, demolishing what we once knew as America.

And now a few words about the presidency residency from 1970:

"When the President starts lying he begins to need evidence to back up his lies because in this democracy he is questioned on his statements. It then percolates down through the bureaucracy that you are helping the Boss if you come up with evidence that is supportive of our public position and you are distinctly unhelpful if you commit to paper statements that might leak to the wrong people.

The effect of that is to poison the flow of information to the President himself and to create a situation where a President can be almost, to use a metaphor, psychotically divorced from the realities in which he is acting...."

Daniel Ellsburg to the US Senate on Foreign Relations, May 13, 1970#

Quote Shout-Out goes to Information Clearing House.

The Full Moon astronomically speaking from Space Weather News for Oct. 23, 2007

BIG FULL MOON: This week's full Moon (Oct. 25-26) is the biggest full Moon of 2007. It's no illusion. Some full Moons are genuinely larger than others and Thursday night's will be as much as 14% wider and 30% brighter than lesser full Moons we've seen earlier this year. Check SpaceWeather.com for the reasons why.

SPACESHIP SIGHTINGS: Space shuttle Discovery launched this morning (Oct 23) from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on a two-week mission to the International Space Station (ISS). This means sky watchers should be alert for spaceship flybys in the nights ahead. Both Discovery and ISS will make favorable passes over many US cities with the possibility of double flybys later this week when the two spacecraft are about to dock.

Subscribers to Spaceweather PHONE (SpaceWeather) will receive email and telephone alerts of flybys in viewing range of their hometowns.#

Groovy. But the war-in-space plot thickens.

Oct 23, 2007

Sen Chris Dodd

Sen Dodd's HuffPost article, My Oath of Office sounds like just what America needs after the last few years' worth of the criminal undermining of our Constitution.

Because he's a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, it occurs to me that Sen Dodd could've been busier with these issues before the current Bush-Cheney rot set in so deeply, and the Clinton dissolutions, too.

Still if Dodd's name is on the ballot for 2008, he may be the lesser of two you-know-whats.

Born in Willimantic CT, May 27, 1944, Dodd's Sun Gem/Moon Leo is shared natally by Rudy Giuliani, Walt Whitman, Anne Frank, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Paul McCartney (!)

The positive, regal, centerstage-loving Sun Gem/Moon Leo combo has this Image for Integration:

A king holds court and surprises his audience by joining the mandolin player in a duet of song and story. (Sorry, but only Paul gets to sing!) (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas & Suzi Harvey.)

As Walt Whitman wrote: "I celebrate myself; I sing myself."

R.W. Emerson adds: "Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist."

Anne Frank: "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart." (She wasn't taking Washington into consideration obviously...the varmints.)

This personality blend indicates that Senator Dodd is an 'ideas person' and a natural salesman with an eye toward the main chance. Values are rooted in the past, but he is in the here-and-now, dealing with practical problems.

His father, Sen Thomas Dodd, was a leading prosecutor during the International Nuremburg war crimes tribunals, and Chris Dodd was in attendance at JFK's Inauguration on Jan 20, 1961. Those are some heavy-duty contacts with US history.

However, Dodd's n Mars/Saturn midpoint is conj US (and George Bush's) n Sun...

Mars/Saturn = Sun: breaking down under stress; possible health threat; sense of loss; eking it out; inability to meet all demands or to master all situations.

But that's only one factor, of course. And he certainly has the experience, both foreign and domestic. Dodd's status as senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee makes him an enabler if not culpable in what's been going on in America the last several years. He should've known and done better by us and got others to go along. What good is having a Mars-Pluto conj if you can't threaten people to cooperate with you once in a while?

(Okay--you know all Washington politicians are considered culpable around here! They get elected to--or placed in--office in order to be at the top of the heap and "serve" in responsible positions so I let them be responsible--and if that's wrong, I don't wanna be right.)

Now you know that some people say the Peace Corps, instituted by JFK, was an organization created primarily for spying missions. Perhaps so. Well, Chris Dodd joined the Peace Corps in 1966, apparently taking seriously JFK's call to all Americans to be part of something greater than themselves.

(You remember Bush's "call"...go shopping.)

So it was off to the Dominican Republic for young Christopher, then back to join the National Guard and the US Army Reserves. Well, right there he's got it all over George AWOL Bush, doesn't he? Dodd's Mars-Pluto conj shows a person with personal courage who is good in a crisis because he knows how to withhold action until just the right moment (another big fat zero for Bush.)

Mars-Pluto tends to be aggressive toward goals, yet may not want what was desired once it's achieved.

Now wouldn't that be inconvenient if you attained the Oval Office only to find you didn't want it after all?

Oct 22, 2007

interview with Barbara Slavin on US-Iran

Barbara Slavin, senior diplomatic correspondent for USA Today since 1996 and author of the recently published book,Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S., and the Twisted Path to Confrontation (St. Martin's Press), writes that,

"Iran and the United States are like a once happily married couple that has gone through a bitter divorce. Harsh words have been exchanged - husband and wife have come to blows and employed others to inflict more punishment. Apologizing is hard and changing behavior even harder. This relationship is unequal, with one side or the other feeling more vulnerable at any given time and afraid the other will take advantage of concessions."

Currently, the public faces of both nations, presidents George W. Bush and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have been content to throw rhetorical bombs and raise the diplomatic temperature - increasing the likelihood of war. Indeed, at times it appears that conservative hardliners in both countries are eager for conflict as a means to maintain their respective grips on power.

Using her extensive contacts among the powerful inside Iran and the United States, Slavin documents missed opportunities for reconciliation between both countries during the administrations of the first President Bush as well as Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. The combination of her remarkable access to people such as Madeline Albright, Condelezza Rice, Iranian reformers like former President Mohammad Khatami, longtime establishment figures such as Ali Rafsanjani, as well as dissidents like Akbar Ganji and everyday citizens, allows Slavin to shed sunlight on a nation most Americans know very little about. She is also the first newspaper reporter from the United States to interview Iranian President Ahmadinejad.

Slavin has accompanied three secretaries of State on their official travels and reported from Iran, Libya, Israel, Egypt, North Korea, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and Syria. She is also a regular commentator for U.S. foreign policy on National Public Radio, the Public Broadcasting System's Washington Week In Review and C-Span. This month, she joined the U.S. Institute of Peace as a Jennings Randolph fellow, to continue her research on Iran. Slavin also serves as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Slavin agreed to a podcast interview with me about her book, Iran and their turbulent relationship with the United States. Our conversation is just under thirty minutes.

Listen to, "An Interview With Iranian Expert and Journalist Barbara Slavin" in the Intrepid Liberal Journal.#

Published by permission. Thanks, Rob, great work!

no exit: fiasco was their goal

As I've been saying:

It's the Oil

By Jim Holt

Iraq is 'unwinnable', a 'quagmire', a 'fiasco': so goes the received opinion. But there is good reason to think that, from the Bush-Cheney perspective, it is none of these things. Indeed, the US may be 'stuck' precisely where Bush et al want it to be, which is why there is no 'exit strategy'.

Information Clearing House

Oct 21, 2007

Hillary abandons her Socks: 2008 deal breaker?

Ouch! Hillary's softer image is clawed over dumped cat is one of the more insidious character attacks you'll want to read. And it uses little Socks, the former White House First Pet, as its amunition while accusing Hillary Clinton of what the article does--cynical and jaded pet use.

Clinton's book, Dear Socks, Dear Buddy: Kids' Letters to the First Pets, will now be trotted out like Buddy's ill-fated romp into the street just after his First Dog tenure ended...thus ending the life of a chocolate lab who deserved better.

Was a vast right paw conspiracy behind Buddy's demise? Was Buddy threatening to bark out about the Clinton years?

Socks, that black'n'white kitty who, said Hillary at the time, caused the White House to finally "become a home" was adopted by Bill's personal secretary, Betty Currie. This may represent abuse, but I doubt it--and I have no report of Socks' current mindset, if any, concerning Hillary's plans to move back into the First Feline's former cushy digs. Rrraorrrwwww!

May I suggest that if Hillary's prez-run results in a W-House reinstallment that she consider a different type of First Pet...perhaps a parrot for practicing the agenda's talking points, or a ferret to aid the secret service and intell community for ferreting out the truth which ran into the street years ago.

Oct 20, 2007

fatigued with the NeoEmpire?

STOP the NeoConning of America has a few books on the subject, if you're game.

These days I've been reading Michael C. Ruppert's Crossing the Rubicon which I recommend highly for its 9/11 Timeline, details on CIA and FBI actions, Paul Wellstone and Danny Casolaro info, PROMIS software details, Iran- Contra scandal/October Surprise 1980, Vince Foster's suiciding, and much more (600+ pp altogether.)

This book is well researched and sourced, yet I could use a more details on writer Danny Casolaro (who got too close to the tentacles) whose death occurred the weekend of a New Moon 17Leo00--the Heart of the Scorpion degree. Tr Ceres was at 1Sco58, the NWO's natal Sun degree...what some would call a coincidence.

Casolaro's murder/assassination (Aug 9/10, 1991) preceded the Great Conjunctions of the New World Order planets, Uranus and Neptune: Feb 2, 1993 (19Cap34), Aug 20, 1993 (18Cap48), and Oct 24, 1993 (18Cap33--the chart I generally use as the NWO's birth chart.)

However, transit North Node (NN) was pointing to 18Cap45 (NWO's Uranus/Neptune Conjunction degree '18Cap') the weekend of Casolaro's death by deep wrist-slashing...a similar mode of death as UK's nuclear expert Dr. David Kelley's mysterious suiciding of July 17, 2003--when tr Chiron (The Wound) was at 14Cap37, conj tr Neptune/Pluto midpoint - at the same degree of tr Neptune during Casolaro's last weekend in Martinsburg, West Virginia. This is 3 degrees past the UK's natal Sun and opposes the US natal Sun, the two players with the most to gain from Dr. Kelley's demise.

(Casolaro checked into the Sheraton Inn "shortly before noon" on Aug 8, 1991, if you'd care to take a look.)

There were other strange deaths around that time meant to discourage interest and cover up sins including that of Jonathan Moyle. And the files of columnist Jack Anderson (Oct 19, 1922--Dec 17, 2005) have been sought by the FBI as part of the AIPAC case on the (shaky) grounds that the info within could "hurt US government interests." Yuh. That excuse isn't transparent in the least, is it?

The full title of Crossing the Rubicon is: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil.

Not comforting, I know, but if we'd been facing the truth years ago, we wouldn't find our nation in such a massive pickle now. I blame Jimmy Carter and all subsequent presidents, how 'bout you? And their neocon pals, of course.

Well, since I'm from Georgia, I can blame Carter if I want to. Did I ever tell you about the time I inadvertently shook hands with him back in the 60s inside a mountain festival tent? Like grasping a lobster's claw, all freckedly and...if only I could forget...

Oct 19, 2007

Dark Wraithiness and the Favoring Moon

Have you visited the Dark Wraith Forums since Blogger was left behind in a swirl of dust for a new platform?

Discussion topics range from economics and finance, politics, and other scholarly and practical subjects of interest, and the blog is definitely lookin' good! (And it wasn't ugly before.)

As I moseyed around there this evening my eyes lighted upon the link of a blog completely new to me and one whose title I would naturally notice: The Moon's Favors which is worth your perusal as well.

Well-organized as I wish SO'W could be but for the tech-challenged brain and the dial-up-only-option of yours truly, this blog sports the ACLU's button for Find Habeas where we may remind ourselves that Habeas Corpus went missing without a trace on Oct 17, 2006, Washington, DC--and hasn't been seen since. Not a peep.

Now I've been known to watch the tv program Without a Trace where some episodes end with a found missing person, some sadly don't.

This little Habeas fellow must be found for your sake and mine--for America's sake, so see if you'd like to join the search for him, or just link to the site, okay? He's been gone just over a year now and the first few hours someone goes missing are the most critical. Even the tv show admits it.

So here are a few starry clues: Habeas Corpus last seen, Oct 17, 2006; sunrise DC: 7:23:52 am edt:

Sun 23Lib57 rising with the Latin-flavored asteroid, Hidalgo, a cabalero who expects to be in charge; associated with one in power who fights for the rights of others. But in this case, Hidalgo seems to be more closely linked to one with a strong capacity for self-assertion who fights for his own principles--whether right or wrong. Fancies himself the general in all situations.

Actually sounds like Gonzales, Bush, and Cheney all wumped up together, doesn't it?

At sunrise, the Sun/Mars midpoint is pointing toward Bush's natal MC...

Sun/Mars = MC: ready to fight for one's principles; efficiency; loving one's work; success; the character of a fighter.

Plus, the Sun/MC midpoint (goal or objective) at sunrise is conjunct Bush's feisty and fussy little Virgoan Mars...

Sun/MC = Mars: strong power maneuvering in the profession; promotion and success; the urge to fulfill one's mission at all costs; making personal decisions; a powerful personality.

'Twas a Virgo Moon at sunrise so we have a finicky, holier-than-thou, socially critical Sun Lib/Moon Virgo personality blend:

Image for Integration: "With minute precision, a sculptor chisels the finishing touches to his work of art for the 99th time, and then sweeps up before leaving for his art-therapy group." (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas & Suzi Harvey.)

They chisel away at our freedoms, then sweep up the evidence! Birty dastards. And no one in Washington is stopping them. Sen Barak Obama is supposedly related to Bush and to Cheney (we're all related if you go back far enough...doh!), and our two-party system is an illusion. Yep, the old Divide and Conquer ploy works as well as ever, doesn't it?

Meanwhile, Habeas Is Still Missing:

The mysterious disappearance of Habeas Corpus falls into the 8 South Solar Eclipse Series which began April 1, 1718 ("11Ari": "The president of the country" and that really is Cheney, with Bush as mouthpiece. "The Decider" decides on the matters which Cheney decides to send to Dubya's desk.)

The 8S Eclipse occurred on Sept 22, 2006 at critical degree 29Vir20, keywords: separation and loss; to be finished with something and feel sad at its completion; overstraining of strength may cause physical injury. (Brady, Predictive Astrology.)

Yet the sadness is all on our side, it seems.

Eclipse degree's Sabian Symbol: "29Vir": "A man gaining secret knowledge from an ancient scroll he is reading."

And btw: this is the Pre-natal Eclipse Series (PE) of George Tenet (Jan 5, 1953), and of the NASDAQ (Feb 8, 1971), in case you're wondering. And the recent years in which it manifested were: 1916, 1934, 1952, 1970, and 1988; next up in 2024.

the lie and the waterboard

"The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world."

-Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918- ) Russian writer, Soviet dissident, imprisoned for 8 years for critizing Stalin in a personal letter, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1970

Saturn's truth now Quindecile Neptune's deceptions as noted earlier:
Deception in societal leadership.

Mukasey's torture semantics confusion could be easily cleared up for him and his (mock) interrogators--have an experienced professional give all who are confused a demonstration. That should clear up their woolly thinking quite niftily while renewing their lapsed repect for the US Constitution, the Geneva Conventions, and any consciences still existing. If any.

Oct 17, 2007

how the 'haves' got richer and you didn't

The Origins of the Overclass gives one of the fuller pictures starting in the mid-70s if you'd care to know how the rich-elite class have catapulted themselves into the stratosphere of wealth and privilege.

Author Steve Kangas says the origins of the overclass can be traced back to the CIA--this article spares no one's feelings, so watch your toes.

Between FDR's New Deal programs and LBJ's Great Society leveling, something had to be done to stop the redistribution of wealth!

Plutocratic Pluto-Chiron's oppression, racism, and class warfare have reached scandalous heights. Their conjunction of Dec 30, 1999 was at "11Sag" and there are interesting insights on this degree by Lynda Hill in her book, 360 Degrees of Wisdom which help to describe what I've been barkin' about with the Democratic-Republican melding from which we and the truth suffer--also described by the Great Conjunction of Jupiter (Rs) with Saturn (Ds) on May 28, 2000.

But here are some details from Lynda's book concerning "11Sag"...

Light workers; grounding reality (double Saturn); concentrating on physical needs; connecting the right and left sides (very descriptive.)

"Light workers" reminds me of The Fellowship, the secret 'Christian' society that Cheney, both Bushes, Rove, Condi Rice, and many others whose names you know, are associated with and which has squirelly relations with all manner of groups and people who aren't on the side of the common man or woman..and don't mind a little mayhem and murder for the cause. The ends justify the means crowd, a la Machiavelli.

And remember the much-touted Y2K flap at the end of the 90s and into 2000? It had such PROMIS, didn't it?

Shout-Out to Alex at Astrology Communications Media for the article link!

Bush press gaggle 10.17.07

Today as I prepared a post on Mukasey's confirmation hearings beginning, Bush called a press conference at 10:45 am edt, Washington, DC, with the midpoint Neptune/MC rising.

Neptune/MC = ASC: acting and pretending; pursuit of the wrong objectives; living in a world of illusions and unreality; uncertainty; defenses against insecurity.

After listening to Bush's rather strident voice-goes-up-at-end-of-sentences statement, and now listening to his answers to reporters questions--and considering the seriousness of Putin-in-Iran, Turkey po'd over the genocide resolution and the D's bad timing on this 90-year-old situation, the housing losses getting worse as I type, China's issues with Tibet and the Dalai Lama's award to be presented today, and other attacks on Bush's presidency, it seems clear that having his back against so many walls isn't good for America.

Nor has his presidency been, of course, but my point is the same one I've made here before--America is the only nag in the race for me and I would've loved it if the Bush 43 presidency had been good for our nation. Yet the justification of his 'protecting' us from terroist attacks for the last 6 years only works if you think he and his ilk were not complicit or culpable in the attacks of 9/11--and the jury is still out to lunch on that question, imho.

Read George Washington's Blog for 9/11 'false flag' info, if you haven't already. It's quite well-sourced, too.

And here's my previous post: Cheney's Sec Progressed chart on 9/11/01 (Sec = the physical plane)--click-to-enlarge the image and you'll see I neglected to list the Hour which is Mercury, progressed to "15Pisces": "An officer preparing to drill his men." The post also has a link to more chart details, if you wish them.

So Bush used this morning's 'bully pulpit' (as he mentioned once again) to scold Congress (again) and to assure the American people he's still "relevant" and that he intends to sprint to the finish (he says again.)

America, you have been informed by the chief catapulter.

My Mukasey post concerned Venus in Virgo (now conjunct asteroid Astraea) at fated degrees (7) with Mercury and Mars. Venus is passing Saturn by but still less than 3 degrees, with tr South Node (separation) conj Saturn. This Venus, Astraea, Saturn, SN hook-up crossed MC (Career; Aspirations Point) just before Bush's press conference began.

Astraea: goddess of justice and law; so Astraea/Venus seems to represent Michael Mukasey quite well. Here's the link to the article which makes me feel as if I'm catapultin' the propaganda judging by the headline:

Mukasey Favors Independent Justice Dept which won't do our civil liberties much good if he's similar enough to Bush-Cheney in his views. He's famous for signing Muslim round-up orders after 9/11--yet others of interest were flown out of reach.

Awards, nominations, authority, and bully pulpits rule the day.

Yet there's a "price on the crown" with Fixed Star Alphecca rising with the Sun (7:23:21 am edt, DC):

Alphecca (Alpha Corona Borealis) bestows honors, and indicates occult and healing ability. There may be a backbiting flavor as well (in Washington---pshaw!) and advancement gained with the help of others. There is a gift of moving forward in society but at a price and the potential for future sorrows by accepting the crown. (Brady, Predictive Astrology.)

Princess Diana and Princess Grace of Monaco both have links to Alphecca in their natal charts. (And yes, I do think both were assassinated but am too chicken to publish about it!)

Today's Sun Libra/Moon Capricorn Images for Integration point to both Mukasey's nomination as AG, perhaps the Pope's naming of new cardinals, and to the ceremony today for the Dalai Lama's Congressional Gold Medal of Honor:

At the annual Christmas party, the chairman dresses up as Father Christmas and hands out gold-engraved stationery for everybody...The Statue of Liberty.

Honors abounding - and the Statue of Liberty is a coppery Venus!

Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas & Suzy Harvey

Oct 16, 2007

Dalai Lama in the White House

Dalai Lama XIV, born July 6, 1935, 4:38 am LMT, Tengster Village, Tibet:

Bush to Meet with Dalai Lama Today and they may be sipping their cups of green tea as I type.

Bush chooses now to be seen in public with the Dalai Lama instead of sneaking around to meet as they have several times in the past.

China is miffed about the visit and the award, of course, esp since tomorrow's bestowing of the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor upon the Tibetan spiritual leader will coincide with China's Communist Party Congress. Bad timing seems to be a constant plague in Washington.

(Was it planned so? Congress is making Turkey angry with its belated genocide proclamation--China may as well join the snit against the US. And the majority of Americans are grumped up with the US Congress, too, so there's a definite chill on the Hill directed at the current infestation of insulated, speculating pocket-liners.)

Well, read the above-linked article for background on this visit although you may be up on the situation already...wouldn't surprise me.

The Dalai Lama (hereby dubbed DL for typing purposes) was born during the 9 Old South Solar Eclipse Series which ended in 1971, but it began on June 23, 727 (OS; 27 Can, conj Bush's natal Saturn)--so it was quite ancient and worn out, after all.

If you click-to-enlarge the chart you'll see DL's PE rising in his chart--and it's also his Syzygy Moon (the last lunation prior to birth.)

Brady's Predictive Astrology gives this Series as:

great constructive energy focused on the reuniting of loved ones, idealism, and expressions of love.

Born during a Moon Hour (good for nurturing, changes and publicity) with Mercury as final dispositor, DL has a forceful midpoint which is conjunct George Bush's natal Saturn (authority; control)--the Mars/Uranus combination of energies is where we have a short fuse, use nontraditional and innovative forms of energy, and where heated outbursts may occur. Yet one assumes he has his temper under control...still we must entertain the image of DL and Bush gazing into each others eyes over china teacups--that should do it:

Mars/Uranus = Saturn: lack of adaptability; violence; energy concentrated on separation; a clash between controls (Saturn) and the freest spirit (Uranus); potential battles and separations; controls cannnot be tolerated.

Hope their cups of green tea don't grow cold! And, of course, due to the reciprocity of Astrology, this picture may be referring to their discussion of the Tibet vs China impasse. It'd be impish of me to think the subject won't come up between them.

A change at Stars Over Washington:

Today begins a new cycle of interpretation: I have received my copy of Lynda Hill's excellent book 360 Degrees of Wisdom: Charting Your Destiny with the Sabian Oracles and find it to be spot-on and chocked with analysis.

Yet as usual I do not have time to do justice to the Dalai Lama's chart with its rising Mercury/Pluto midpoint (Mercury/Pluto = ASC: intellectual influence on others) so I'll close with a couple of factors which 'pop out' at my reluctant astrologer's eye.

Here is the Sabian Symbol of DL's n Sun with interpretation from Lynda's book (you will notice DL's n Sun is one degree from Bush's and the US natal Sun):

"12Can": "A Chinese Woman Nursing a Baby Whose Aura Reveals Him to Be the Reincarnation of a Great Teacher."

Oracle: Messages of hope for the future are coming through younger and more vital elements (is the mantle about to be passed? Transit Saturn and tr SN--separations-- are now conjunct but this more likely points again to the Tibet/China dilemma--jc); seeing the greatness of others; charisma and presence; visions; holistic perceptions; discovering latent talents.

The "Baby" has a unique and special talent that can be of benefit to the world in some way...the "Child" needs to be nurtured, nourished, and care for so he can reach his true potential.#

DL's natal Mars 18Lib16 (the position of US sec progr'd Mars Rx) is conj Bush's moneybags/guru planet, Jupiter. Both have major expansive Moon/Jupiter similarities--Bush has them conj, DL has them sextile.

His first house contains a Pluto/SN conjunction indicating a life disrupted by war and violence...and they sit upon Bush's natal Saturn. DL's n NN (the path or destiny) has this Symbol from Marc Edmund Jones: "Two Awards for Bravery in War." Well, he seems to be receiving one of them on Wednesday.

Lynda adds info to this degree Symbol: rewards for involvement in tough situations; benefits given or showered; legal claims; award ceremonies; recompense for taking action.

Caution: "Awards" as Band-Aids to assuage guilt produced in war; expecting money or other rewards for doing anything that one doesn't want to do; social ills of combat fighting; bribery. (Mucho thanks, Lynda!)

For this and other chart factors I'm not mentioning in detail, this visit may be all about cash-infusion. Is the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor genu-wine gold through and through? It will be interesting to hear what is given as the reason for his receiving the Gold Medal tomorrow--and if you hear anything interesting, please let me know, and be sure to visit Lynda Hill's Sabian Symbols for lots of Sabian goodness!

Noon News from NPR: major chem leak in Michigan, thousands of people being evacuated. Very sorry to hear of it.

Oct 15, 2007

Orion and the Orionids

Having the constellation Orion at natal MC, I always feel pleased when it's Orionid Meteor Time...peaking Oct 21, so get your peepers on, m'peops!

Space Weather News for Oct 15, 2007

In recent nights, sky watchers have noticed meteors shooting out of the constellation Orion. This signals the beginning of the annual Orionid meteor shower caused by space dust from Halley's Comet.

The shower is feeble now, producing only a few bright meteors per hour, but the show will improve as we approach the shower's peak on Oct 21st. Last year, observers counted as many as 50 Orionids per hour when Earth passed through the thick of Halley's dust trail and another good display may be in the offing.

Visit SpaceWeather.com for pictures, sky maps and updates.#

You sleep that you may wake
You die that you may live.

--Egyptian pyramid text

Did you know that there are those who believe that Christ's Second Coming will be from the direction of the Belt of Orion?

This easy-to-spot constellation contains Betelgeuse (Alpha Orion--mentioned in Scripture), keywords: success which is unhindered.

Orion also contains Rigel (Beta Orion), keywords: to bring knowledge to others; the educator.

Rigel is actually the brightest star in Orion, while Betelgeuse (in Orion's armpit) is second brightest, and Bellatrix (the left shoulder) is third.

Keywords for Bellatrix: success through the shadow.

Other stars: Mintaka = the belt; Alnilam = the middle star in the belt; Alnitak = the last star in the belt; Saiph = the right thigh; Thabit = the sword.

So there we have Orion, the hunter, the immortal god, the giant. He is linked with everlasting fame, success, martial honor, changeability, and sometimes rashness. In a natal chart, much depends on what planets and angles a star is linked with--parans, etc, and their expressions in the life may be either positive or negative.

Greek stories about Orion echo Egyptian mythology for their tales of him have the common flavor of Orion going blind or dying and then being reborn through association of some kind with the Sun.

Here's another snippet from an Egyptian pyramid text, gleaned from Brady's Book of Fixed Stars for your benefit:

I fly from you, oh men,
I am not for the earth
I am for the sky.
I have soared to the sky as a heaven.
I have kissed the sky as a falcon.
I am the essence of a god,
the son of a god.
Behold the faithful and loving Osiris
has come as the stars of Orion, the Beautiful One.
I have come that I may glorify Orion.
My soul is a star of gold
and with him
I will traverse the sky forever.

So the figure of Orion (Osiris) is an archetype of god and of the hero's journey we each are responsible for taking on the earth. Hope yours is going well...and don't forget to look up!

Lovin' Abe Lincoln + the Unmasking Eclipse 2008

Since we have the Feb 7, 2008 Solar Eclipse coming up at the Unmasking degree "18AQ": "A man unmasked" when a man's private motives are revealed, I tend to perk up when I see the word, unmasking--especially in relation to Washington, DC:

Why Enemies of Liberty Love Lincoln

Lincoln Unmasked: What You're Not Supposed To Know about Dishonest Abe
By Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Thomas J. DiLorenzo gave the following Speech at the Future of Freedom Foundation's conference Restoring the Republic: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties. The speech can viewed in six parts at Information Clearing House.#

And like most Americans, I was taught to look up to Abe Lincoln so this one's really messin' with my mind. Not that I hadn't heard rumors...

Then there's the fact that I like to draw mask-infused images over at Cosmic Persona Designs if you'd care to take a peek! Because everyone needs an occasional break from nasty old Politics, don't they?

So is your mask fitting or slipping today? We all wear them, y'know, and in your natal chart, the Ascendant (the rising sign and degree) represents your mask: how you see the world and how the world sees your...your persona.

Your Cosmic Persona.

Oct 13, 2007

You say, Kremlin...I say, White House

It's a ROFLMBO Day!

Here's the source of my Saturday hilarity: the AP article promoting the riotously ironic idea that Secretary of State Rice is Worried by Putin's Broad Powers, an article in which we find Condi Rice saying, "In any country, if you don't have countervailing institutions, the power of any one president is problematic for democratic development."

!!!!! (Expletive deleted. What does she know about it and when did she know it?)

Hey Condi, in America it's supposed to be called checks and balances before your boss and his cronies undermined it like all get-out.

More irony from Condi, but beware--stitch may form in side:

"I think there is too much concentration of power in the Kremlin....Everybody has doubts about the full independence of the judiciary."

You say Kremlin, I say White House, let's call the whole thing off, shall we?

Oh Condi, come on home--you sound (if possible) even more idiotic and unaware of your pot-kettle tendencies when in Moscow while Vladie Putin will be laughing his buns off all the way to the premiereship.

Besides, you know Bush longs to hang onto the White House if he can--even if it takes a false flag op to do it. Girl, you know it's true.

Oct 12, 2007

Vatican to publish Templar trial records

And Jacques deMolay rolls over and says, "about time" as the Vatican spills the Templar trial beans for all to see--if you've got the moola.

Seems like a bake sale may be next for their depleted coffers what with stake-burning being passe.

have you heard? Gore wins Nobel Peace Prize

Even a homeless polar bear could find, read about, or listen to the news this morning that Al Gore will share the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Control.

Here you see Gore's natal chart with today's transiting planets scribbled around the outside...so what astrological influences may be involved with such a high honor for our former VP?

You can't miss power-behind-the-throne Pluto of the deep riches in touch with natal Jupiter. And Gore will soon have a Jupiter Return when tr Jupiter reaches 28Sag36 in Dec '07--and all the largesse is occurring in his natal 5th house of creative pursuits and risk-taking. Lucky breaks for Al.

Or I wish I could think that.

Mars is conj US n Jupiter at the "Gamebirds feathering their nests" degree in his behind-the-scenes 12th house, and the Scorpio Moon this morning at 5 am (when I heard NPR crowing the news) was conj the New World Order's natal Sun...by 3 minutes.

Gore's natal Sun Aries/Moon Cap personality blend has two Images for Integration which I cannot forget--even though he seems likeable enough and I would probably vote for him if he decided to run (which 'they say' he won't because of Hillary's campaign--he thinks the 2008 election isn't for him--better to wait a few years until Pluto conjs natal Moon in Cap, I suppose)...

Sun Aries/Moon Cap: A young soldier is rewarded by the King for exceptional bravery in the cause of freedom...Columbus discovers America and a new world order is born.

Add to this the powerful-beyond-belief, hard-hitting, tough-minded, ambitious (plus a Cap Moon!) Pluto-Saturn-Mars conj in natal 1st house, and you see a driven man with natal Sun at the "President of the country" degree--and North Node (destiny) conj US Inaugural Ascendant (Jan 20, noon in Washington DC, public oath-taking time.)

Gore's natal Mercury in creative, soft, watery Pisces may make him seem wishy-washy and easy to mischaracterize yet everyone knows that water is the strongest element of all.

And so I admit I can't shake the intuition that the Nobel Prize/Oscar Award honors are another phase of the political theater brought to the masses by globalist puppetmasters with whom Al Gore must have associations especially since he's a member of the Trilateral Commission at the least.

Of two things I'm sure: nothing these days is what it's promoted to be--and nothing in politics happens by accident. It's all by design by those who have the power to manifest on the world stage which may be shown by Gore's natal Moon/Jupiter conj (though 'out of sign' it's too close to discount, isn't it?) which gives an interesting word picture with transiting Pluto these days:

Moon/Jupiter = Pluto: major plans for major triumph; the big picture and the power to make it appear.

But if I had a vote on the Nobel Committee, I would've given the Prize to the homeless polar bear.

Oct 11, 2007

Celestial Triangle!

My personal headline for today would have to be:

'Real World Takes Over Blogger Falls Behind' but I thought you might be interested in this week's sparkly Celestial Triangle of Venus, Saturn, and Regulus!

Space Weather News for Oct 10, 2007:

CELESTIAL TRIANGLE: Set your alarm. For the next five mornings, just before dawn banishes the night, you can see a compact celestial triangle rising in the eastern sky. The corners are dazzling Venus, Saturn and the bright star Regulus. This is worth waking up for--at least once.

Visit SpaceWeather.com for sky maps and more.

AURORA WATCH: A solar wind stream is heading for Earth and it may spark a geomagnetic storm when it arrives on Oct 11th or 12th. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras.

Oct 10, 2007

Impeach for Wiretapping Americans

This in from Democrats.org:

Bush's Wiretaps: Impeachment not Immunity

Two years ago, the NY Times revealed George Bush has been illegally wiretapping our phones and emails for years. Bush publicly admitted signing the authorizations for illegal wiretaps over 30 times.

Bush's warrantless wiretaps are a flagrant violation of the Fourth Amendment. And under the 1978 FISA law, the penalty for each of Bush's illegal wiretaps is up to $10,000 and 5 years in prison. Bush may have wiretapped millions of Americans, so he should not only be impeached, but he should spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Incredibly, "Bush Dog" Democrats led by House Majority Steny Hoyer not only refuse to impeach Bush - they want to immunize Bush and his co-conspirators, the telephone giants, so they never pay a penny or spend a day behind bars for their crimes.

Congress needs to hear from all of us today. Email your Representatives to demand impeachment, not immunity:

People's Mail Network

Oct 9, 2007

Draconid Meteor Shower peaks Oct 9

Space Weather News for Oct. 8, 2007

METEOR WATCH: The annual Draconid meteor shower peaks on Oct. 9th at 0430 UT--in other words, tonight at 9:30 pm PDT or 12:30 am EDT. Don't expect a big display. The source of the shower, comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner, is far away and unlikely to produce more than a few slow meteors every hour. It should be noted, however, that unexpected Draconid outbursts have happened as recently as Oct. 2005 resulting in dozens to hundreds of meteors per hour. Could tonight be such a night? If you decide to look, keep an eye on the northern sky (Draco is not far from the north celestial pole) during the hours around the predicted peak.

PERUVIAN METEORITE UPDATE: Astronomers studying the Peruvian meteorite fall of Sept. 15, 2007, have analyzed infrasound records of the fireball's descent through Earth's atmosphere and estimated the impactor's kinetic energy: about 0.03 kton of TNT. So far more than 30 kg of the meteorite have been recovered by Peruvian authorities, but much more remains--indeed, says one researcher, there could be a "multi-ton monster" hiding at the bottom of the meteorite's curiously watery crater.

Check SpaceWeather.com for more information.#

Did you see any meteors last night?

The constellation Draco the Dragon guards the greatest of treasures: the pivot-point of the world. Connected to myths of many cultures through the ages, the Celestial Dragon never slept because it never set. This is the hundred-eyed dragon which the Greeks had guarding the golden apples in the Garden of Hesperides, and is linked to the serpent in the Garden of Eden.

Thuban (Alpha Draco) is the primary star, keywords:to create or protect a treasure.

There may be a miserly influence with Thuban as seen in the life of Sir Isaac Newton, who jealously protected his intellectual treasures--his theories and ideas. Newton's natal Moon is connected with Thuban on his day of birth and is expressed as a terrific hoarding instinct.

Pablo Picasso's life shows a different flavor with his Sun (identity) connected to Thuban, for he created over 20,000 works of art which were valuable before his death as Thuban allowed his immense treasures to flow into the world and the rewards to flow back to the artist. (Yes, this artist has Thuban connected in her chart--guess that's why I toss out so many images into the world through my online galleries such as Dreamyfish Art--the spiritual rewards do flow back--the material rewards? not so much!)

So if you have a gift or talent, it is your treasure and if Thuban is linked to your natal planets you'll find that issues of giving and sharing are recurring themes in your life. Whether material or spiritual, this gift is unlimited so find joy in sharing it with the world...for perhaps the treasure truly belongs to Draco and you're merely the conduit!

(Brady's Book of Fixed Stars)

Oct 8, 2007

New Moon 18 Lib: "Two men placed under arrest"

New Moon 17Lib30, Oct 11, 1:00 am edt, Washington, DC:

As you know, the US secondary progressed (sec) Mars is now station Rx at 18Lib+, or depending on the US natal chart you use, about to be so.

The "Two men placed under arrest" of "18Lib" seems pertinent to what's going on in our newly-evolving police state as well as with Blackwater and other disasters and outrages of the Iraq occupation. Seems the ones who deserve arrest continue their skulking with little interference and under the protection of the DOS.

Rounding up there's the next degree, "19Lib", with its Symbol:

"A gang of robbers in hiding" which also seems tres descriptive of current events yet I confess to feeling a slight tinge of a a robber barons of 1892 flavor with this degree...puts me in mind of them and their descending spawns who now ravage the world's natural resources and enslave populations just as their pappies and grandpappies loved to do. They like the "we create jobs" excuse as well.

As in, we ruin your environment, your health, and your life, but hey! at least you have a low-paying job for which you should thank our exalted selves.

Actually, the Alaskan wilderness is about to be sullied with the open-pit Pebble Mine project--gold and copper abounds, they say. NPR mentioned it just today.

Now my custom is to use Dr. Marc Edmund Jones' version of the Symbols--The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, but recently I have glommed onto Lynda Hill's book, 360 Degrees of Wisdom: Charting Your Destiny With the Sabian Oracles so I thought you'd find Lynda's take on "18" and "19Lib" very informative especially with Thursday's New Moon upon the very spot of the US sec Mars (military; police; firefighters; operatives; men between ages 25--35, etc.)

This New Moon occurs during a Mars Hour and with Mars out-of-bounds...working on his own, and now conjunct US natal Jupiter at the "Gamebirds feathering their nests" degree. Expansion comes with a Mars-to-Jupiter transit and someone will be given more credit than is due (another "superb job"? or more credit woes?)

In its Fall in Cancer, Mars is very self-protective, defensive, and emotional and because of retrogradation, we have a long slog until November with this placement of Mars which can bring us anger, frustration, and discord in domestic relations.

Any planets transiting Cancer always highly affect America with her Venus, Jupiter, Sun, and Mercury in the sign of the side-stepping Crab.

Mars to George Bush's chart:

Mars will be conjuncting Bush' natal Sun (and US n Sun) giving a 'surge' of energy and aggression (ugh) and then Bush's natal Saturn before the transit ends, both in his behind-the-scenes, karmic 12th house of the Unconscious.

Mars to Saturn indicates more focus and careful planning yet may have a frustrating or blocking influence as well. And halfway through will be this picture for Bush:

Sun/Saturn = tr Mars: energies feel confined; running hot'n'cold; a sense of futility; seclusion; loneliness; mourning (Tyl; Ebertin.)

There may be a connection to hospitals involved (12th house.)

The Libran New Moon chart has a financial flavor (click-to-enlarge to read a few of my notes.) One monetary factor is that NYSE's natal Moon is conjunct MC, the Goals and Aspirations Point of the chart.

So check out Lynda's excellent article on the New Moon in Libra and simultaneously learn how Dr. Jones 'switched' the Symbols for "18" and "19" Libra when recording them for Elsie Wheeler here.

Milton Friedman's 'free market' legacy

Today I received a link from astrologer Alex D'Atria to Stephen Lendman's article concerning economist Milton Friedman, entitled "Capitalism and Freedom" Unmasked which gives an overview of the coups and destruction of nations going on in the world--including 9/11.

You may remember that Nobel Prize winner Friedman died Nov 16, 2006 and was glowingly eulogized in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere saying that "few people in human history have contributed more to the achievement of human freedom."

That's how globalists propagandize the disasterous and destructive social engineering occurring in the US, Iraq, Haiti, and all over the world.

Gee, thanks, fellas--if this is good, I don't wanna see your idea of bad.


Milton Friedman born in Brooklyn, NY; July 31, 1912: Sun Leo, Moon in late Aquarius or Pisces. His Pre-natal Eclipse Series: 4 North which manifested last on June 10, 2002, Brady's Predictive Astrology gives 4N as:

A difficult Series with restrictions, restraints, inhibitions, and illusions as the hallmarks; events occur which seem to block the individual who is prone to misjudgement of strengths or of the situation; best advice is to wait until passing of Eclipse period before taking action. (April 17, 1912, 27 Aries.)

Oct 7, 2007

Homelessness Rising: Bush vs FDR

Now I know that Bush and cronies are allergic to social net programs that aid those who aren't as fortunate as 'the elite' but after years of their class warfare, homelessness is on the rise in America. Who didn't see that train coming? It's a no-brainer under George Bush.

Please read a few words from FDR's Inaugural speech of Jan 20, 1937:

FDR: a test of our progress which mocks the ridiculous compassionate conservatism swill the GOP used against the American people--well, at least against the gullible who like holding onto their holdings even if it means the return of soup lines across America!

On today's menu: Cold-Heart Soup which will be served...cold.

Oct 6, 2007

DDT and breast cancer links

Were you a young girl between the years of 1945 to 1965?

If you missed today's Living On Earth radio broadcast you can read the transcript or listen to the interview between host Steve Curwood and Dr.Barbara Cohn of the Public Health Institute, Berkeley, CA.

Here's an excerpt for which I personally have a reply:

Q: So how were the girls exposed to DDT?

A: We can't say for sure. We don't have that information.

My I-Was-There Answer: Since I am of that age group I hereby attest that every summer trucks were sent around our neighborhoods two or three times each year (and I always seemed to be playing outdoors--and learned to like the odor!) to spray for mosquitoes...Massive Spraying from which we could not escape.

Dr. Cohn should perhaps consider perusing 1945--1965 local governmental records for mosquito control programs.

Speaking of DDT:

Here's my post from May 2007 on the natal chart of Rachel Carson who sounded the alarm on DDT and on other chemicals with which the chem industry still poisons us today. This post contains a link to Living On Earth 's feature on Rachel Carson, her life and work, in honor of this year's 100th anniversary of her birth (May 27, 1907.)

space launch locations for astrology charts

Astrologers! If you need the longitude-latitude positions for the various launch sites--Cape Canaveral, Vandenberg AFB in CA, plus the Russian, Chinese, Italian sites and more, try NASA's list with glossary.

Thanks go to Alex D'Atria at the excellent Astrology Communications Media website for the heads-up!

Romney campaign self-bankrolling along

Here's a link to the natal chart and details of Mitt Romney who is his own Biggest Campaign Donor in an article from Huff Post.

In past US presidential campaigns, Steve Forbes and Ross Perot spent more millions than Romney has--so far. But can money overcome Mitt's handicaps?

Are Mormons really Christians and is America really ready for that debate?

You'll find more on Mitt Romney from astrologer Lynn Hayes at AstroDynamics.

Oct 5, 2007

are you celebrating Columbus Day?

Perhaps you are, but you can be more celebratory by reading my tiny Ode to Columbus Day which has a drawing from Secret Moon Art included with artist's compliments, entitled: You May Cross the Great Water--a quite Neptunian image.

But on another level, so is the festive bottle of bubbles seen above!

And on a political note, you know America has the Saturn to natal Neptune transit beginning with any, all, or none of the following influences:

giving up under stress; denial; losing focus; misrepresentation of responsibilities; assuming the burdens of others; deception in money matters; harsh reality surfaces; disillusionment.

The positive side includes creative projects benefiting through traditions, structure, and more realism; spiritual growth through established institutions; and charitable efforts are put to more practical, focused uses.

image: Celebrate! (c) 2007 by jude cowell

Oct 4, 2007

Inauguration Jan 20, 2009

Such as it is, here is the chart for Inauguration 2009 using Noon EST, Jan 20, Washington DC.

Sometimes the public ceremony begins a minute or two after twelve but it makes no discernible difference. My theory about the secret ceremony they hold is that it probably happens when Sun is conjunct US's Capricornian n Pluto (power.)

We have Jupiter 3AQ32 in 10th house along with the Sun (as always--it's noon) and in 2009 we have Mercury 00AQ41 Rx and cazimi the Sun (an ancient term for a very close conjunction thought to strengthen the Sun...cazimi, Arabic for "heart of the Sun") this at the least emphasizes the Sun's degree.

This Jupiter will soon conjunct US's natal South Node which makes me wonder if we'll be suffering a president from our past (SN)--in a word, George Bush--esp since Jupiter signifies Republicans--or perhaps one who carries on Bush's globalist policies (which include Bush Sr's and others' NWO policies as well.) My own opinion is that the globalist agenda has gone to far to be given up now--they will do what they must to "win" the US presidency again even though cheating isn't "winning," it's stealing what you don't deserve.

And with Jupiter nearer MC than the (Democratic) Saturn, a GOP prez is a distinct possibility (barfy as that is to say...and not that I think a Dem prez would make any difference with the NWO ball rolling along as it is. It's Pluto/Chiron's class warfare, baby.)

Now you may prefer using "1AQ" for the Sun and Mercury 00AQ+ degree when it comes to Sabian Symbols but I prefer "30Cap" because it seems to apply to the top CEO of America...

"30Cap": "A secret business conference"...OPPORTUNITY...

pos: a gift for clever planning and successful administration in every area of life;

neg/unconscious/shadow side: rampant selfishness and rank exploitation of others.

With the 2009 Mercury Rx at the same degree, I think it's correct to say that this is the operative word picture for our learless feader because the Sun represents the leader of a country in a national chart.

And the Moon represents The People (and Publicity)--this one at a 29th critical degree. You do know that critical degrees may not be negative necessarily, but a matter which must be dealt with pronto.

"29Sco": "An Indian squaw pleading for the lives of her children"...


pos: personal accomplishment through an exceptional gift for holding first things first;

neg: naive willingness to truckle to others.

(Truckling to politicians must cease--taking back America is overdue and more critical than anyone can express! This Moon's Symbol indicates to me our military's overextension and the resultant problems for our families as we play the world's police force.)

If you click-to-enlarge the chart you'll see a 9th-house Mars at the New World Order's Uranus/Neptune degree of "18Cap" which is the smug or strong-armed paternalism mess the world is mired in...see NWO here.

Uranus/Neptune = Mars: misdirected energy; lack of stamina; instability; impatience; nervousness; feeling of foreboding (midpoints pics: Tyl; Ebertin.)

The Prenatal Eclipse Series which the 2009 Inauguration falls into is the 10 South Series--you see it in 4th house conjuncting South Node 9Leo20--and 4th house is the Basis of the matter.

This PE at 9Leo 32 is conj Republican Party's n Mercury, George Bush's n Mercury, and the n Mercury of Al Gonzales.) See Adriano Carelli's info on the 8, 9, and 10 Leo area of the zodiac.

Brady's Predictive Astrology gives this Series as:

breaking out of a very negative situation where no hope can be seen; there's an apparent lack of options but then a worry will suddenly clear; the solution must be taken up without too much delay.

The PE occurs Aug 1, 2008. Wonder what they have up their tricky sleeves between August 2008 and the Nov election? 10South's last occurrence: July 22, 1990; "30Can": "A Daughter of the American Revolution" (opposite "30Cap" mentioned above)...


pos: an infectious pride in leadership through which a group is able to act as a unit;

neg: the ultimate betrayal of selfhood by a false assumption of superiority.

Inaugural Pluto is unaspected and is liable to run away with the chart and thus the 4-year term (this chart is good for the entire 4 years.) Pluto's position is not so good near the 9th cusp yet in the 8th house, plus there is quite a pile-up with Pluto 1Cap57--asteroids: Toro, Morya, and Eros (I will refer to these later on and link back to this chart when I do), plus three midpoints of note:

Sun/Moon = Pluto: biased attitude or changed circumstances lead to critical phases in life; separation from others to start anew; a soul torn by inner conflicts; potential new relationship perspectives.

Moon/Mercury = Pluto: persuasion or being persuaded; the force of thought; the necessity to adjust one's thinking to new conditions or circumstances; a reorientation of thinking caused by special events or experiences coupled with destiny (Pluto is a very karmic planet.)

Moon/Jupiter = Pluto: an extraordinary and unusual striving for possessions and wealth; desire to start great enterprises; the big picture and the power to make it appear.

America's natal Pluto 27Cap33 is conjunct Inaugural MC (Goals; Aspirations; WHY Point) which has been the case since the Inauguration was switched from March to January in the 30s...so we get:

Sun/MC = n Pluto: very strong drive to fulfill objectives; a violent attainment of one's aims; attaining leadership by use of force; realizing extraordinary plans; a tragic destiny (The Sun/MC midpoint = the Goal; Ambition.)

Mercury/MC = n Pluto: pursuit of fanatical aims; excessive ambition (well you'd have to have this to be prez, wouldn't you?); a turn in one's career.

Now here are the other midpoint pictures which will form for Inauguration 2009:

Jupiter/MC = Sun: striving happily for attainment of aims; optimism; a person who makes the best of life's opportunities; illumination of one's life purpose; recognition and success.

Jupiter/MC = Mercury: successful plans; lots of ideas; voluble communications; publishing; far-sightedness; large-scale projects or ventures.

Saturn/NN = Moon: qualifying for responsibility; appealing to senior persons; standing alone in life; widows or orphans.

Mars/Jupiter = MC: making favorable arrangements; love of enterprise; the excitement of being "on top"; opportunity for success.

MC also has the oppressive plutocracy midpoint conjunct it--Pluto/Chiron. That curdles my bippy and puts US plutocracy "out there' for the world to see as America's objective...and US citzens may be seeing it without the rosy glasses we've so loved donning in previous years.

Actually the rest of the world has deja-vu'd it long ago...it seems to have taken Bush Jr.'s miserable tenure to make it excruciatingly obvious here in the US.

Jupiter/Pluto = Mars: organizing talent; applying controls to suit one's particular purposes; desire to achieve great things.

Uranus/MC = Neptune: suppressed anger, paralyzed will; powerlessness; expecting recognition, withdrawal if frustrated. (Neptune here may be representing spies, jihadists, propagandists, spiritualists or religionists, idealists--anyone Neptunian, including governmental types.)

ASC/MC = Uranus: excitable and adventurous people; upsets; a spoiling of one's plans.

There are two midpoints focusing upon the NN (the path)...

Venus/Pluto = NN: meeting people presents a gamble instead of security; a fascinating personality.

Neptune/MC = NN: peculiarities; difficult relationships; sharing bad intentions with others; unpleasant associations.

There are no patterns formed--no T-Squares, Grand Trines, etc. It's an hour of Saturn, planet of control, responsibility, and fate. And Moon is in an obsessive-compulsive quindecile aspect (165 degress) with the ASC--the Inauguration itself:

Moon QD ASC: unpredictable, moody; need for emotions to be recognized; emotional dependency or emotional convictions prominent.

There are more factors to consider but I will continue this grump later on for I have a theory that few people read long posts anyway--so if you made it this far, it's kudos for you from me!

Oct 3, 2007

Let them eat SCHIPS!

NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer is suing the Bush administration because somebody had to do it.

Poor children have access to health care in America, they can just go to the emergency room, Bush says.

Does he know you have to be ill first? Does he think our hospital system is ready for another attack or natural disaster? Is he capable of learning anything that doesn't relate to or benefit his elite friends?

Bush is out of touch with the American people as history repeats because if you lived through his icy father's administration it's deja-vu all over again.

Funny how you never hear the compassionate conservative slogan anymore.

Oct 1, 2007

Blackwater and the US political "elite"

The *hores of War By Neil Mackay

America's hired guns in Iraq have been called 'the coalition of the billing', but Blackwater mercenaries are accused of more than just taking the money.

Investigations Editor Neil Mackay examines the links between the security firm and the US political elite here.

SCOTUS, fiscal year, and the little red wagons

Gitmo detainees are on the Supreme Court docket as well as the constitutionality of Neptunian lethal injections, photo IDs for disenfranchised voters, accountability for fraud on Wall St, possibly shorter terms for crack cocaine dealers, and child porn laws.

The Second Amendment issue of DC residents' right to bear arms could be added to the docket as well, and Justice Anthony Kennedy remains the decisive vote who may side with the 'liberal' justices on all or some of these issues.

With the Sun rising at 7:08:03 am edt over Washington, Moon (the public) is in Gemini and out-of-bounds as S-CHIP demonstrators march toward the White House today including children pulling little red wagons chocked full of petitions in favor of George Bush not vetoing healthcare that poor children so obviously need.

As is so often the case on Capitol Hill, it may be how the bill is written that muddies the issue...a typical diversion to sidestep the needs of the people--will Cancerian America the Crab scuttle out of the way? Today's MC (Goals; Aspirations) 8Can59, has US n Venus (values) and moneybags Jupiter the Judge nearby.

Here are the midpoints at sunrise which represent Oct 1 of the little red wagons, the beginning of America's fiscal year and the start of the Supreme Court docket:

Sun/Neptune = Jupiter: achievement with little exertion; success through inspiration or imagination; enjoyment in spite of weakness or illness.

Neptune/ASC = Jupiter: good fortune is assumed; the urge to cheat others; losing one's good name, money, or possessions.

Mercury/Neptune = Pluto: drawing highly upon nervous energy; unusual actions from the subconscious mind; istincts supporting the power drive.

Sun/Uranus = Pluto: demand for new perspectives; radical reforms; a twist of fate; a strong drive for power; a desire to rearrange things; tragedy; sudden physical restrictions (imprisonment.)

Uranus/ASC = Pluto: the use of force; desire for success even under very difficult circumstances; commanding success.

Authoritative, law-giving Saturn is oriental--the planet rising just before the Sun--which gives a plodding stick-to-itiveness for the long haul with mature perspectives within the work aspirations (Noel Tyl, Synthesis and Counseling in Astrology.)

Gemini is the sign of The Child, Libra of the Scales of Justice, yet the intelligent, youthful Air-Air Sun Libra/Moon Gemini personality blend has a tendency to skim the surface and spread itself too thin, charming as it may be. You might expect that from a child, but not from SCOTUS. Negatively this sentimental blend may get stuck in black-and-white moral issues (which can be taken several ways, can't it?) and can exhibit a superficial salesmanship style of relating.

There are two Images for Integration for this combo:

Having delivered a fair judgement, the chairman of a conciliation and arbitration board chats amiably with previously opposing factions...Birds circle in perfect formation on the breeze of a bright autumn day (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas and Suzy Harvey.)