Apr 30, 2008

European Man, Ferguson + Solar Flares

Space Weather News for April 27, 2008

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STRANGE SOLAR FLARE: No sunspots? No problem. Yesterday the blank sun unleashed a solar flare without the usual aid of a sunspot.

At 1408 UT on April 26th, Earth-orbiting satellites detected a surge of X-rays registering B3.8 on the "Richter scale" of solar flares. That's a relatively minor flare; nevertheless, the blast sent a "solar tsunami" shock wave rippling through the sun's atmosphere and also launched a coronal mass ejection. The CME is expected to reach Earth late on April 28th or April 29th, possibly sparking high latitude auroras when it arrives. Visit SpaceWeather to view images, movies and updates.

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And with my tiresome tendency to see As above, so below correlations, I'd say somebody is feelin' his oats this week.

Is someone flaring only to flame out? Is Obama's "Star falling" as is being blogged all over.

Or is this unusual flare descriptive of TV's Craig Ferguson livin' large in America while perpetrating his American Dream along with the best imitation of Prince Charles ever devised by man? It's spot on! And horses horses horses do like their oats, don't they?

And then there's...

The "A Man Unmasked" degree of the current season of Solar Eclipses, the one from early February, 2008, keeps on giving.

We've seen a few varmints unmasked, all right, but we hardly care--we've become as they planned--besotted and benumbed from constant exposure to their perfidies and scandals, and fretting over the troubles under our own noses. Snot to the oppressor!

Such is America. But that's not all she is. And I'm grateful for that.

Oh! and Craig...I speak for many when I say that we didn't want you to host the White House Correspondents' Dinner so you could make 'friends in Washington.' Was a line crossed that night?

You seem to have slept with the enemy and pronounced her good. S'up? Payback for fast-tracked Am-citizenship?

Don't care, I'm just asking. And I'm glad you're here actually. For you do so amuse.

Apr 29, 2008

Time Links: 1781 with Jan 20, 2009

Just a quick heads-up on a Page published today on some links between the charts of Cornwallis' Surrender of Oct 19, 1781, and the planetary positions of America's Inauguration Day 2009, noon est, Capitol Building, Washington, DC.

The 1781 chart, aka the Yorktown Surrender chart, is yet another of several versions known of America's birth or natal chart.

Well, sheesh and more sheesh! it's as if our Masonic, Sacred Geometry-versed Founders were trying to hide our beginning, rather than reveal it!

Do you ever get that creepy feeling from those cheeky monkeys of old?

But that's where the Yorktown Surrender chart comes in--the ceremony's hour was chosen by Gen Washington himself, and voila!

America is Free!

And see? there's a Lady at the 29th degree...in 2009 as in 1781.

I Knowww!

Bush: another Let's Blame Congress press conference

Criticism must be getting through the White House bubble!

Bush is on TV now in his second Press Conference of 2008, and contentious Mars 24Can36 is rising, plus, there's a full 8th house of Shared Resources, 10:31 am edt, White House. Rain is on the way.

Just before Bush began, Tim Russert said Bush has to try to get out in front of the issues, and I guess he is - whining at Congress whose fault he says it is that his administration hasn't done more for the American people who are having trouble affording food and fuel prices.

Mars is now in bounds of the earthly plane and conjunct America's natal Mercury today at the "A Leader of Men Wrapped in an Invisible Mantle of Power" degree which has an abuse of power flavor when negatively used (Lynda Hill, 360 Degrees of Wisdom.)

Lynda also mentions this degree as relating to having the weight of the world on one's shoulders (white-haired Bush's performance this morning is an angry temper tantrum, imo) and there's a sense of "can do no wrong" (it's not me, it's Congress, see!) with "25Can."

Visit with Lynda at her excellent Sabian Symbols site.

Sun 9Tau38 is conj asteroid Hygeia and the Part of the Mother which makes me wonder about Bar's health or simply Bush drinking again (his n Sun in emotionally touchy, self-protective Cancer), and Mercury (whose Hour it is) is at 24Tau10 and conj nasty Capulus, keywords: turbulence, blindness, strong feelings; male sexual energy; penetrating and focused action. )Brady's Book of Fixed Stars.)

The last Solar Eclipse 17AQ45, the Unmasking Eclipse, is within 8th house as he began speaking along with Chiron, Moon 21AQ30, nebulous Neptune 24AQ03, and North Node (NN), a public contact point.

Moon is chart-ruler and will square Mercury, then conj Neptune which is lumbering inexorably toward the US natal Moon (the people) at 25 - 28 AQ, depending on which USA chart you prefer. To me this indicates (as related to the reception of this press conference) that Bush's announcement/words (Mercury) will block (square) the people (Moon), then culminate in fraud and falsehood (Neptune)toward the people...or a quicker way to put it: deception and illusions to the people.

But then, all US presidents have thought they had to lie to us...not for our protection as much as to keep themselves in office, out of court or jail, and to get themselves re-elected, if possible. It's the self-serving model rather than the people-serving template.

So Mars is now beyond opposition with moneybags Jupiter 22Cap13, and Venus 28Ari49 (values, money, relationship) in 10th house at 10:31 am, is conj the Part of Fortune (Pars Fortuna.) Bush is now exalting John McCain as his successor because he understands the "war of terror."

This full 8th house reminds me of Bush's first Inauguration chart of Jan 20, 2001, when he began his tenure of running America into the ground and over the cliff. (There were many such presidents before him. Manipulating the unwashed masses is quite a process, or as Dubya might term it, it's hard werk.)

11:00 am, Bush, "I believe they (Congress) are letting the American people down" in relation to FISA..."this economy, it's a sour time," free trade agreement with Columbia - it's all about complaining at Congress for not rubberstamping his plans to sell us out even faster - kicking the Columbian can down the road and deflecting criticism from his administration.

So Bush "has to try to get out in front" by glopping passage of fascist FISA with the dubiously helpful Columbian free trade pact and he's the poor little president in the middle who's trying So Hard to help out the "average" American.

Just say yes to Anwar, people! And your fuel problems will disappear a la George.

George Bush: catapultin' the propaganda nationally since 2000.

And our food prices? Guess it'll be very thin Bush Soup in every pot. It's smelling ripe now - he's been stirring it with both oven mitts since Jan 20, 2001, noon, Washington, DC.

Apr 27, 2008

Wedding Day Astrology: Jenna Bush and Henry Hager

Have you heard?

Jenna Bush and Henry Hager will tie the nuptial knot on May 10 at the Bush Family's Crawford, Texas ranchero, aka White House2. (I made that up having no idea if anyone calls it that or not, but we all know the family prefers to be there.)

Yes, Taurus the Bull will marry Leo the Lion!

So if you haven't had a chance to consider the starry, romantic evening's planetary placements, you're cordially invited to do so by clicking on the link above.

Apr 26, 2008

TV's Craig Ferguson shines!

Tonight, as host of the White House Correspondents' Dinner, my favorite TV host slash comedian, TV's Craig Ferguson, will be on the spot in Washington.

(Follow link to see his chart with a few details just published over at Jude's Threshold.)

Tonight's hosting duties represent quite an ego-massaging entertainment coup for our freshly-minted American citizen, Craig of Glasgow...he's the one seated next to Dick.

And the honor couldn't happen to a more deserving, if cheeky, monkey!

Mars' Phobos in 3D!

3D MOON OF MARS: NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has photographed martian moon Phobos in color and 3D, revealing landslides, crater chains, long grooves and a strange splash of blue.

The pictures are featured on today's edition of SpaceWeather.com #

And no 3D glasses are necessary! Cool.

Apr 24, 2008

CIA, FBI, and Moon to Pluto in Capricorn

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government Apr 24, 2008

All items are here:LegitGov Breaking News

CIA Acknowledges it Has More Than 7000 Documents Relating to Secret Detention Program, Rendition, and Torture Apr 23, 2008:

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) must stop stonewalling congressional oversight committees and release vital documents related to the program of secret detentions, renditions, and torture, three prominent human rights groups said today. Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the International Human Rights Clinic at NYU School of Law (NYU IHRC) reiterated their call for information, following the CIA's filing of a summary judgment motion this week to end a lawsuit and avoid turning over more than 7000 documents related to its secret "ghost" detention and extraordinary rendition program.

CIA Foresaw Interrogation Issues --Agency Considered Investigations 'Virtually Inevitable' Apr 24, 2008:

The CIA concluded that criminal, administrative or civil investigations stemming from harsh interrogation tactics were "virtually inevitable," leading the agency to seek legal support from the Justice Department, according to a CIA official's statement in court documents filed yesterday.

The CIA said it had identified more than 7000 pages of classified memos, e-mails and other records relating to its secret prison and interrogation program, but maintained that the materials cannot be released because they relate to, in part, communications between CIA and Justice Department attorneys or discussions with the White House.

FBI: We Warned About Torture of Detainees Apr 24, 2008:

FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday recalled warning the Justice Department and the Pentagon that some US interrogation methods used against terrorists might be inappropriate, if not illegal. Mueller's comments came under pointed questioning by House Democrats demanding to know if the Federal Bureau of Investigation tried to stop interrogations in 2002 that critics define as torture.

Mueller said the FBI does not use coercive techniques when questioning suspects or witnesses, and he reportedly pulled his agents out of CIA or military interrogations several years ago to protect them from legal consequences.

FBI chief testifies he warned DOJ, DOD harsh interrogation tactics may be illegal Apr 23, 2008:

FBI Director Robert Mueller testified before the US House Judiciary Committee Wednesday that he had advised officials at the Departments of Justice and Defense that some interrogation tactics employed against terror suspects might be illegal.

Mueller said that the FBI had first raised concerns about the use of harsh interrogation methods in 2002, when CIA interrogators used waterboarding with several alleged 'al Qaeda' leaders, but declined to say how other agencies had reacted to FBI concerns.

Israelis Claim Secret Agreement With US Apr 24, 2008:

A letter that President [sic] Bush personally delivered to then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon four years ago has emerged as a significant obstacle to the president's efforts to forge a peace deal between the Israelis and Palestinians during his last year in office. Ehud Olmert, the current Israeli prime minister, said this week that Bush's letter gave the Jewish state permission to expand the West Bank settlements that it hopes to retain in a final peace deal, even though Bush's peace plan officially calls for a freeze of Israeli settlements across Palestinian territories on the West Bank.#

Was the letter personally delivered by Bush a factor in Sharon's sudden health decline?

You know you can usually tell who wants peace by the way they don't bomb people. It's as if ants on the ground are simply objects--and the current Mars/Jupiter opposition has fallen within the 19 - 23 Can/Cap axis where the objectification of human beings often manifests.

Friday (4.25.08) at 7:50 am edt, at the White House, Moon conjoins Pluto 1Cap01. Mars 22Can30 opposes giant Jupiter 22Cap04 across the 3/9 axis. The Moon/Pluto conj occurs in 8th house, Mercury is chart-ruler 16Tau01 in 12th house.

Nemesis, the unbeatable foe, is at Mc 11AQ52, and Pan, a trickster element associated with Capricorn, is rising.

Abbas to the White House? This should be interesting.

Chiron: discovery and meaning

First a word on my blog absence--two words actually--tech gremlins. My isp seems to be performing better today, for now.

As you know, it's takes hours to prepare an astrology-based article so when I've spent time and effort only to find that I'm shut out of the two-tiered internet, it's discouraging.

So to save precious blogging time, here's a link to a Page I've managed to put up at my WordPress blog on the Discovery and Meaning of Chiron and to which I plan to add details as tech gremlins may permit:

Discovery of Chiron 1977

Apr 21, 2008

fretting over McCain's Moon/Pluto opposition?

So am I.

Which is why I got my busy on, did some chart investigation, and published a few plutonic details on the potentials of a McCain presidency with an uh oh on my lips and a "not again" in my heart.

Your own insightful comments on the subject would be much appreciated either here or on Jude's Threshold, linked above.

John Abyss McCain is howling outside America's door...what will you do, if anything, to turn him and his raging Moon away?

Apr 19, 2008

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Apr 16, 2008

Clinton vs Obama: the charade will be televised

As usual, they're calling it a debate which is always a debateable term to use for political performances. That grouse out of the way, let's consider the horoscope of tonight's event, chart set for Philadelphia, PA, 8:00 pm edt, April 16, 2008.

Rising 2Sco05 is Hillary's natal Sun! But rising along with it (and of late it's been bedeviling her off and on) is transiting Saturn/Pluto midpoint...

Saturn/Pluto = Sun: threat of loss; hard work; enforced change; potential ill health (or mention of healthcare initiatives?); physical toil and over-exertionl; sparing no pians in one's work; renunciation; privation; a physical separation.

Saturn/Pluto = ASC: placed in cumbersome and difficult circumstances; separation; mourning and bereavement; sadness. (Tyl; Ebertin.)

~~Midpoint pictures may manifest in an 'all, either, or none' fashion.~~

Of course, the combo of Saturn/Pluto relates to violent people, adepts, magicians, extremely self-disciplined people, fanatical adherence to one's principles, and martyrdom (Ebertin.)

Will Hillary-as-leader be martyred to the one world government she so wants to water with tender loving care? She's waited so long! If so, it's because someone else has been determined to be the one the masses will listen to the best--at least at first.

And once their chosen shill moves into the White House, it's become impossible to squeeze the varmint out, as we've seen.

At Mc, the Goal Point of the chart, is 7Leo55 with "8Leo" being the "A Bolshevik Propagandist" degree, or as Dane Rudhyar puts it in his 'An Astrological Mandala'..."A Communist Activist Spreading His Revolutionary Ideals." This is George Bush's natal Ascendant degree, as you know--so Jupiter/Neptune opposes his natal ASC...

Jupiter/Neptune = ASC: appearing to live in a world lighted by personal imagination and an emotionally rationalized agenda; sharing great hopes with others; speculation.

(The Jupiter/Neptune combo has spiritual links--the Pope's visit; and to idealism, feeling special, and to tricky legalisms.) (Tyl.)

At Ic, the Foundation of the chart and of tonight's event, is the midpoint of Jupiter/Neptune so we have...

Jupiter/Neptune = Mc: a visionary; a spendthrift, wastrel, or squanderer; a fortune-hunter; a speculator; harm or damage through thoughtlessness.

Sounds like Bush, Cheney, and their war to me, and it's sure to be a topic tonight. But of course, members of Congress are invested in the war as well and making a...killing, one assumes, so little will be done on that score--it's too profitable for Washington and for the war's behind-the-scenes promoters.

Well, Mars is still out-of-bounds for a while longer at 18Can14, 9th house, and opposing Jupiter 21Cap36, so money for the Iraq Occupation must surely be on the Dems' topic menu along with US economic concerns (of The People--the elite ruling class is doing excellently, thanks.)

Chart-ruler Mars is applying to an inconjunct (or 'quincunx'--165 degrees = adjustment) to Chiron (2A08), a helpful trine to Uranus (2A32), and an opposition to Jupiter (3A20.)

According to Frances Sakoian, the Mars/Jupiter opposition is the soldier of fortune aspect and describes those who are extravagant--especially with other people's money. Ain't that just like a politician?!

Boasting, overestimation of abilities, and crusades which promote personal material interests are part of a Mars/Jupiter opposition, along with aggressive opinionation which can antagonize others. Speculation is not advised when Mars opposes Jupiter, natally or in transit.

An angry Hillary Clinton may be disappointed and disillusioned this evening as Mars makes his final applying aspect, a square to Lady Venus, but Barack Obama may induce "A Large and Disappointed Audience" for the Sun 27Ari22 and orator Mercury 28Ari08 are snugged around this degree's symbol.

Rudhyar: "Great hopes, excited expectations cannot be sustained. The manner in which (the situation) is met determines the individual's future possibilites of development and achievement."

He goes on: "There is a need here to be more than 'possessed by potentialities'...mankind as a whole will be affected...(there should be a) sense of RESPONSIBILITY for what one's actions will produce in people who have been made to expect significant results."

Lowered expectations, America? Do you think the change a new president represents will bring practical improvements? Hope so, but it's difficult for me to agree because America is being turned into a totalitarian police state. Can one mere president--and a black one at that--go against such a high and mighty group agenda?

And yet this evening's 'debate' begins with a lovely Mystic Rectangle ('practical mysticism'--this pattern also relates to the Pope in-the-house tonight) between Moon, Jupiter, Mars, and Uranus.

Another planetary pattern in play tonight is: Sun, Mercury, Saturn, Pluto in a high-flying Kite pattern pointing to the Ascendant and thus to Hillary's natal Sun.

The Kite's 'tail' is Sun conj Mercury which I believe represents Senator Obama and indicates a tendency toward stark realism when blended with Saturn/Pluto. Let's see if Obama gives hints of such by mentioning 'realism' in some way.

Moon (a woman; the public; publicity) is in the sign of health and dedicated service at 18Vir28, in 11th house of Hopes, Wishes, and Group Associations. Rudhyar gives the Sabian Symbol for "19Vir" as:

"A Swimming Race"...keynote: The stimulation that comes from a group effort toward a spiritual goal.

...What is needed is EMULATION, not competition."

Hopefully, the Dems will quit giving the opposition--the Rs--ammunition. We'll see how Hillary and Barack compete tonight--if one assumes that the nom decision--and even the prez decision--aren't already in the bag. It should be an entertaining show at the least.

After all, the 'elites' are all on the same side against the masses--and working for the establishment of their vision of a one world government, so political performances are a necessary part of the charade...for now.

Yep, their vision is our nightmare and we may as well be realistic about it. So let tonight's public relations effort for White House top shill begin!

White House open to Pope

Pope Benedict and George Bush--aren't they two together?!

There's a Sabian Symbol which may be instructive concerning the Pope's visit this week and I've just published some details on The Pope Blessing the Faithful: 30Sagittarius, if you care to read. There's an interesting asteroid upon that degree this week.

Bush says that America is 'open' to the Pope's message which surely may include, "please send money...our coffers grow puny." (Note to Pope: America has none, the cupboard is bare.)

Yet it eludes me how long the church hierarchy thought they could go on abusing the children in their care without their bottomline being affected--and how much forebearance they assumed parents and families should have for their deceits!

Apr 15, 2008

Pluto/Chiron class warfare going fine, thanks

Global Hunger, Corporate Greed:

When will enough be enough?

By Debnath Guharoy

Systemic deception has become acceptable culture in too many boardrooms, with nothing more than a wink and a nod required down the chain of command. When it gets to a point that an accountant is unable to explain complex new financial instruments and their equally befuddling acronyms, disaster cannot be far away.

Information Clearing House has the rest of the article for you.


World revolution IS the game, hunger and chaos are musts in the hidden hand's plan for world mastery. And as we see these days all is going extremely well for them with more consitutional crises on the way.

Apr 14, 2008

Orwell explains mass-media deception

"The process (of mass-media deception) has to be conscious, or it would not be carried out with sufficient precision, but it also has to be unconscious, or it would bring with it a feeling of falsity and hence of guilt....

To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies--all this is indispensably necessary."

George Orwell, in his prescient 1984, published in 1949


The writer whose pen name was George Orwell was born during a Balsamic Moon phase in Motihari, India on June 25, 1903, birth time unverified but generally taken to be 11:30 am -5:40 LMT.

Balsamic types are prophets and few would deny him that label.

His Sun 2Can30 and Moon 2Can17 are conj Neptune 3Can23, and it's not unusual for someone with a Sun/Neptune conjunction to change their identities in some way--pen names are a good example, for they may have a loose grasp of their 'real' identities at best.

Endings and partings are usual for Balsamic types and they often arrive just in time to take over for someone who's just left. Sun/Moon Cancers tend toward mother complexes as well.

The Images for Integration for the perceptive, *suspicious, attached-to-the-past, highly creative and sensitive Sun Can-Moon Can blend are:

"A gosling peeks out of its shell as mother goose chases away the farm cat...A theatrical family performs 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in their own garden." (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas & Suzi Harvey.)

That must be the 'farm cat' from Animal Farm!

*"suspicious" found in Grant Lewi's 'Heaven Knows What'...(1967)...quite a coup for me from a local rare bookseller!

Apr 13, 2008

April 22: sunrise in Pennsylvania

Chart: sunrise in Pittsburgh, PA, April 22, 2008:

Posturing Politicians! It's voting time again.

With all the hub'n'bub going on now in the presidential campaign, I thought you might like to swipe a gander at a sunrise chart for April 22 with more chart details and my comments published here, but I'll walk you through--no Astrologese is actually required to read this post.

But if you have some, bring it along--I could use all the help I can get!

Apr 12, 2008

your money is no good here

Any events or series of events issue from myriad causes combined--a tenet which has stood me in good stead as I've studied and learned to appreciate bringing loose ends together into various astrological tapestries of cause and effect.

Which is why no one man, entity, or organization may be blamed for the world's current financial meltdown which has been on the backburner since the attacks of 9/11--and I have written here and elsewhere that 9/11's ripples are behind much of the current market woes.

"Go shopping" indeed--and let the "experts" take care of things. Now we see how they've taken "care."

And so I present James Cumes' article to you if you're up for it. These financial woes are what fraud and greed can accomplish in the world if there are enough participants with their eyes on the main chance--while the real wheeler-dealers are making bets on how things will turn out for their pawns.

They've got theirs--what do YOU have?

The Black Death of Financial Collapse

By James Cumes

The financial and economic crisis now upon us is by far the most menacing of the past century--even more so than the Great Depression of the 1930s. It is not just a "subprime" crisis; it is systemic--affecting the entire financial system.

Read article from Information Clearing House.

Apr 11, 2008

9/11 a false flag op

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government Apr 10, 2008

All items are here: LegitGov Breaking News

UN Official Calls for Study of Neocons' Role in 9/11 10 Apr 2008

A new UN Human Rights Council official assigned to monitor Israel [Richard Falk, Milbank professor of international law emeritus at Princeton University] is calling for an official commission to study the role neoconservatives may have played in the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The narrative that the attacks from 2001 were a "false flag" operation is a recurring theme in the literature challenging the consensus conspiracy theory that 19 al-Qaeda hijackers flew commercial jets into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. False flag refers to espionage or covert actions taken by one government made to seem like the work of another.

The false flag thesis has it that the Bush administration is somehow responsible for the September 11 attacks as a pretext for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. [And so much more! See: CLG 9/11 Exposition Zone.]#


And this is what I posted two years ago on April 10, 2006 about Cheney's Secondary Progressed chart set for the morning of 9/11/01 (chart's image included): Pluto/Chiron = Mc, a sight which may be difficult to believe until you see it--

--that the duo of plutocracy, corporatism, racism including white supremacy, violence, oppression, and primal power and the abuse of it--the Pluto/Chiron midpoint--is smack dab at Midheaven for Mr. Cheney on that morning his airplane games were interfering with our military's ability to protect the American People.

Whether someone told someone else that NORAD would be unstable or unavailable that morning, or whether it was all planned to let through the airplanes as a "second Pearl Harbor" false flag op, it amounts to the same thing--crooks in the White House and Pentagon.

Needless to say, I was glad to see LegitGov's article on the UN official calling for an investigation (a lone voice?), but little practical improvements ever result from political 'probes' and they're often simply smokescreens for the evil-doers among us.

Secrets stay hidden and culprits go on acting against society's best interests and by holding "investigations" certain actors seem to be 'doing something' about the problem under discussion.

So in this sense, I agree with Hillary--talking isn't doing. It's WHAT she'll do to nurture the NWO seeds she helped plant into the New Millenium that concerns me, not that she can or can't 'do' the job on "day one" or on any other day.

Questions and Consequences

You know how it takes one to know one? You know how "by their fruits ye shall know them"? Well, if you know someone in the illusive, supposed 28% of Americans who continue to favor Bush and his neocon whiteshirts, beg them to have their specs updated and upgraded because what the 72% sees is neocons producing __loads of merde and woe for their "vision" of a one world government.

Anyway, my babbling aside, please take a quick peek at Cheney's Progressed chart for 9/11/01. You don't have to speak Astrologese to see what's residing at the Aspiration Point of his chart--the abusive control of Pluto/Chiron.

Apr 9, 2008

McCain's Progressed chart: April 2008

The Secondary Progressions of Senator John McCain are viewable here if you have a moment. There's some interesting timing going on now with McCain so I've set his Secondary Progressed chart for April 2008. Have a sneaky peek!

You'll find that his Natal chart is there as well in the sidebar as a separate Page.

Now let's see: born Aug 29, 1936...2008 minus 1936...yep, McCain will be 72 this August, and sometimes the 72nd year brings a new chance to show one's talents...uh oh.

Apr 7, 2008

Diana and Dodi: suspicions allayed?

In honor of today's London inquest whose verdict is meant to finally alay rumors and suspicions that the royal family had a hand in the assassination plot against the Western princess and the Mideastern paramour, I have published the chart of the time of their fatal crash in Paris.

Romance and socializing are all over the chart but other things show as well.

And with Lord Justice Scott Baker's instruction to the inquest jury that there was no evidence to support claims that the couple were victims of a plot by Prince Philip and others, and that it was carried out by Brit secret agents--I'm not sure how laid-to-rest these suspicions can possibly be.

Brit secret agents are not necessarily at the top of my list for culpability, and others have benefited mightily from Princess Diana's death--no more high-profile campaigns against minefield sweeps for instance. Diana had an ability to sway the masses--an ability shared somewhat with others such as MLK, JFK...you know it.

Some say Diana knew too much and had threatened to spill the royal beans which gives me one of those Duh Moments we all have from time to time. That Dodi's Egyptian heritage was involved in their deaths is a distinct possibility when you consider how things have gone on since 1997. Uranus is conjunct the Medina degree in the chart, as you will see.

Anyway, please visit Jude's Threshold and you'll find the chart's image with a few notes located in the blog's sidebar of Pages listed as: Diana and Dodi killed: Aug 31, 1997 where I will be updating the article as time permits.

Apr 6, 2008

April's New Moon in Aries

Apologies for the tardiness of this posting (hopefully tech issues are resolved now) because astrologer Crystal Pomeroy, who writes for the excellent Daykeeper Journal has kindly given her permission for her article on April's New Moon in Aries to be published here:

Say the Prayer of Effective Action By the Dark of the New Moon in Aries

by Crystal Pomeroy

One of the most significant cycles of the year begins with Saturday night’s New Moon in Aries, with a chart emphasizing assertive Mars energy, strategic savvy and the tension that has marked the year since it began. Luna now opens a door to direct the 2008’s intense energies with initiatives that can ground our personal paths of power, as they simultaneously contribute to healing power issues for humanity at large.

Luna joins the Sun to form a stellium in Aries that also includes Pallas, the goddess of strategy who has been closely squaring Mars for over a month. Mercury–Lord of Communication–completes this group and forms a T-square with Mars and Pluto. The opposition of these two mafia bosses of the zodiac marked the chart for 2008, promising intense action for the entire year, action which can lead to “miraculous manifestation”, as we wrote in our predictions at the Winter Solstice. The special significance of this lunar month is underscored by the day and hour it begins: April 5, 11:55PM. It marks the ancient celebration of the goddess, Fortuna, commonly known as Lady Luck. As for the hour, according to more than one author, eleven and its multiples are master numbers. In his book, Numbers: Facts, Figures and Fiction, Richard Phillips states that “eleven is a master vibration and as such should not be reduced to a single number”. We can indeed make tangible progress to mastering this year’s vast potential during the next twenty-eight days, with special emphasis on the two weeks from now until the Full Moon.

The Sabian symbol for 17 Aries refines our ability to synchronize with its promise, “Two dignified spinsters sitting in silence”. The actions we are led to may require cooperation with others, but they bear out independent inspiration and fortify our self-reliance. The prayer suggestions below are designed to optimize this portal by synchronizing our consciousness with its vibrations.

Ceremony and prayers for the Aries New Moon

Have on hand pen and page, as well as any of the following space synchronizers: Red or bright pink geraniums or carnations, Cactus
Incense, especially carnation or myrrh, Minerals, such as ruby, coral, white quartz, topaz, turquoise

Light your incense, saying something like:
This is an offering for the angels, especially Malchedael, as well as the Angels of Effective Action, Divine Strategy, Focus and Confidence. I call on you and request that you assist my soul and all of humanity, so that we may believe in ourselves and take decisive, strategic initiatives toward our destinies of positive power now

Light your candle, saying something like:
The light of the Divine Strategist is with me, guiding me on the best, most effective path for important, decisive initiatives now.

Take a few minutes to consider what inner and outer initiatives you could take that would further your path of power and strengthen your self-reliance. Place special emphasis on intuitive inspiration that you might otherwise stifle because deep down you feel you need somebody else’s approval or assistance. Some examples include:
Make a treasure map

Write a proposal and send to ____________

Contact ______ (name of teacher, client or other key colleague) ________ about

Write political letter or other activist document

Finish design or creation of product or project

Select new living space or other property

Develop a plan to give a class

Review your chosen initiative or initiatives, taking several minutes with each to consider the most strategic possible approach. Contemplate new avenues, apply all of your intelligence, listen to your gut-level intuition and then make notes that clarify the most effective ideas that come to you for these steps.
6. Bless your prayers by consecrating them to the forces of active good in your own life, and that your own audacious actions may strengthen and inspire those of all people.

7. Repeat words like those that follow during six minutes:

I have been blessed with the talent, ability and whatever other resources I need to move forward on my divinely inspired projects. Only for today, I release concern for the approval of others, and follow my own instincts and intuition with decision and energy now.

8. Program your dreams for the Aries New Moon cycle (until the next New Moon):

Each night before sleeping, go over Step 5 for several minutes. Finish this dream-portal session by asking your angels to help you clarify and adhere to your strategies for tomorrow’s progress, and to help you remember them.

Upon waking, write down your dreams before analyzing them for signs and answers (Betty Bethard’s, The Dream Book: Symbols for Self Understanding is one of the best I’ve found to enrich this process/)

A parting word

San Francisco healer Dr. Asa Hershoff says that whether our chosen practice be prayer or meditation, basically it is a way of remembering the truth about our own powerful beings. Even though it often feels like life is happening to us, we can choose to have it happen with us, from us and through us. This lunation reminds us to refer to that force within as a point of departure and from it create prayers-in-motion: our own audacious and strategic actions.

As we use them to make progress one-day-at a time during this lunar month, we will weave the web of our present and future experience, adding with each initiative a silver thread to the larger fabric of the universe.


Aspra, Lucy, Manual de Ángeles, Las Emisiones Sidereales de los Ángeles de la Astrología (Mexico City, Casa de los Ángeles, 2000).

Hershoff, Dr. Asha, Www.dharmamedicine.com

Mendez, Connie, Numerología 22 11 (Caracas, Venezuela, Bienes Lacónica, C.A., , 1996).

Pennick, Nigel, The Pagan Book of Days (Rochester, Vermont, 1992, Destiny Books).

Phillips, Richard, Numbers: Facts, Figures and Fiction (NY, Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Spiller, Jan, New Moon Astrology (NY, Bantam, 2001).

Templeton, John Marks and James Ellison, The Templeton Success Plan (NY Harper & Row, 1987).#

Thanks, Crystal! jc

Apr 3, 2008

US economy: what would FDR do?

Stephanie Salter has an article concerning not just Washington DC's FDR Memorial but some of Roosevelt's policies, economic and otherwise.

What Would FDR DO? contains some of the quotations which are engraved in his Memorial in red granite and apply with lasered foresight to today's financial and other societal woes.

Why, it's almost as if he knew ahead of time...

On Jan 20, 2006 I published this: 1933 calling: Hello? also citing a little FDR in quotes such as this...but not this one:

"The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man, or one party, or one nation. It must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of the whole world." Mar 1, 1945

As a lifelong American, one of the Flower Power Generation, this can still evoke in me what it always has--a warm fuzzy feeling about the longed-for unity of all humankind.

Except it's 2008, and I hear his words through a different lens--or perhaps a lens that has been polished into more clarity--FDR's bon mots are code words for the one world government--the New World Order--that we should be fearing, but are kept busy wondering instead where the next house payment is coming from.

(The lens has been polished by the rag of Bush, Clinton, and their like.)

It also is apparent in FDR's words that "one party" can't do it--is a signpost to our "illusory two-party system" which is actually one party in disguise--grinding down our defenses ("con vs lib"; oft-repeated propaganda eventuallly seeps in as truthiness), while rearranging the world to suit their interests both financially and socially, and using revolution and chaos to stir pots, if that's what it takes to perfect the witches' broth.

It Takes a Village, eh Hillary?

Howard Zinn on the American empire

Empire or Humanity?

What the classroom didn't teach me about the American empire

By Howard Zinn

With an occupying army waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan, with military bases and corporate bullying in every part of the world, there is hardly a question any more of the existence of an American Empire. Indeed, the once fervent denials have turned into a boastful, unashamed embrace of the idea.

Information Clearing House has the rest of the article here.

Apr 2, 2008

Got Hillary illusions?

Yes, I'm a couple of days late with this heads-up, but if you've missed it and you've got illusions of Hillary's viability for the Dem nom, read Chip Collis' article debunking Hillary myths...no matter how angrily red-faced Bill wags his finger at super delegates.

And you may wish to check out my continuing series, Wedding Day Astrology, on the weddings'n'marriages of the Clintons, McCains, and Obamas at Jude's Threshold where the tent flap of luv has the inquiring camel's nose poked right in!