Oct 30, 2008

Obama on Daily Show video

Comedy Central's The Daily Show hosts Dem candidate Barack Obama, Oct 29, 2008.

Oct 29, 2008

Dirty Secrets of the Bailout Illusion

The "Dirty Little Secret" Of the US Bank Bailout

By Barry Grey

In an unusually frank article published in Saturday's New York Times, the newspaper's economic columnist, Joe Nocera, reveals what he calls "the dirty little secret of the banking industry"--namely, that "it has no intention of using the {government bailout} money to make new loans."


Oh dear. Some folks knew that from the start: not little, not a secret, but definitely dirty.

Economy and the stupid white men

Are white men stupid enough to fall for John McCain's economic theories and install him into the White House to continue the Bush policy of gutting America?

Did you know that McCain blames Bush for the economic crisis?

Will white men of voting age pay attention to McCain pal Phil Gramm and his Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act peeking out from behind the curtain?

Is the global economy sustainable?

Some good news and some bad news: it's the global tri-flow model that's collapsing, not investor confidence!

Oct 28, 2008

FDR, the Great Depression + New Moon in Scorpio

Well, it's always been lore in the media that everything was made all better by Roosevelt's taking on the collapsed economy, and we could say FDR tried, if we wanted to be generous to his hallowed memory.

Will we say the same about Great Depression 'expert' Ben Bernanke before he's done with his, Paulson's, Cheney's, and Bush's interventions?

FDR's interventions prolonged the Great Depression by seven years, says a report released August 10, 2004.

This date is of special interest because mid-August 2004 saw the parallel of guardian-of-the-riches Pluto with Chiron, synchronizing this plutocracy-corporatism-fascism pair - they had conjoined on Dec 30, 1999 to help usher in the New (sucky) Millennium, as you remember.

So obviously Wednesday, Oct 29 is the 79th 'anniversary' of the Crash of Oct 29, 1929, 'Black Tuesday' which means that our current '6 Scorpio' New Moon is close to being a Solar Return for the 1929 crash.

New Moons herald new beginnings and Scorpio is the sign of big business, money, spying, and hidden things.

So let's shine a tiny little flashlight on these hidden things bwo Astrology, shall we? Just a teenchy one using word pictures.

'6Sco"..."A Gold Rush" seems quite appropriate after the DOW closed UP today 889 points (about 11%) so let's see what Marc Edmund Jones, Dane Rudhyar, Lynda Hill, and Adriano Carelli have to say about this degree.

Jones: AMBITION...

pos: instinctive self-dedication to the unseen potentials of everyday existence;

neg/unconscious/shadow side: a lack of practical discrimination and an irresistible desire for easy money.

Rudhyar: "The Gold Rush Tears Men Away From Their Native Soil"...

Keynote: The passionate search for new values which, at any level, promise a more abundant life. AVIDITY.

Hill: ~same image~

Keywords: 'having a cause or a mission to pursue; pilgrimages; the search for riches; immigration and migration; listening to clues; the search for the Holy Grail; pursuing a better life;

The Caution: being unrealistic or opportunistic; chasing the impossible dream; not being content with what one's got; the grass being greener elsewhere; lusting after rewards that may be unreal or transitory; risking what one has for what one could have; a wild goose chase.'

Carelli gives no word picture for this degree but the details for '6Sco' may apply: 'a real worker; if the will power can be educated at all, the native's limitation will not preclude success. Ups and downs can be expected in his social status, but if he is liable to fall, he is as well apt to rise again.'


The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones
An Astrological Mandala, Dane Rudhyar
360 Degrees of Wisdom, Lynda Hill
The 360 Degrees of the Zodiac, Adriano Carelli

Greed, brought to you by Wall Street. Volatility by...unknown actors from afar...?


~On a lighter note: freshly-drawn art is available for viewing...a portrait of Astrid is ready if you'd care to snag yourself a brief Art Break.

Obama speech Canton OH video

The last 6 mins 41 seconds of Barack Obama's remarks in Canton, Ohio this weekend - his closing argument.

Oct 27, 2008

Obama's Closing Argument: full text link

Here is a link to the full text of Obama's Closing Argument speech which he delivered in Canton, Ohio today.

In it he says he knew from the start of his campaign that "the size of our challenges had outgrown the smallness of our politics."

Can he get an Amen?

Obama's Chiron in Pisces + the Nep-Pluto septile

Some folk are calling this 2008 presidential race 'gilded' but see if you agree.

Today I'm grieving for Jennifer Hudson and her family and I know both readers of this blog are saddened by this family tragedy.

Here in Georgia the weather is chill and damp today so we're staying as snug as bugs may be expected to stay.

Hearing of Barack Obama's speech in Canton, Ohio today puts me in mind of the famous anti-war speech so well-delivered several moons ago by Eugene V. Debs.

And here I've exerpted from his advice for you if you go to Washington so heed before you leave for Washington Town. The city's parallel is most particular, y'know, and there are more mountain goats than you can shake a stick at there.

So between speeches by Debs and the stellar Cross of Gold speech by William Jennings Bryan is where I find myself plopped this day while pondering why Senator Obama chose Canton in which to speak, or perhaps I should say....preach.

Natally Barack Obama has Chiron in Watery Pisces, sign of the collective, sign of compassion (not the manufactured kind), sign of sacrifice, and sign of fishes everywhere.

Pisces can be the preacher but many generals have been born under the sign of the fish (which may seem odd at first.)

And since Chiron travels between the orbits of Saturn (the past) and Uranus (the future), Chiron is the "be here now" figure, the Alpha and Omega and the All in between.

Chiron is experiential because of his catalyst nature, his morphing ability learned from sky god, Uranus, while his perfect/imperfect form is from Saturn. Plato's Ideal Form - the synthesis of Saturn and Uranus, is an idea more perfect in imagination.

Chiron is the 'learn by doing' focus in our charts and so is the expression of the Ideal in earthly form, upon the Cross of Matter.

Heaven brought to Earth, and whose Sabian Symbol at discovery, '4Taurus' is: "A Rainbow's Pot of Gold."

This symbolism echoes within Bryan's Cross of Gold speech which superimposes the strain against mankind on to a cross of cruxifixion by materialistic greed's physicality and frigidity of feeling for one's fellow man.

This precise speech garnered Bryan the Democratic Party's nomination for president although he had not been the nominee before the DNC took place.

But you see, WJB held the audience spellbound. A silver-tongued Democrat of the populist persuasion is difficult to ignore.

The supplied audio of his Cross of Gold speech (which I heard part of last week on NPR) was recorded some years after that night at the DNC. Unfortunately, no recording of his speech's actual DNC delivery exists...but eye-witness reports fill out the picture along with the text.

Then it was silver Democrats vs gold Republicans. Is it still?

The 1890s are an interesting era to study, don't you think?

After all, it's the descendants of the Generation of Materialism, the Gilded Age crowd, the Industrialists and Bankers, that are bedeviling us now as transiting MIDAS Rx plays about the 7 - 8 Gemini area which are the Great Conjunction degrees of Neptune and Pluto, the planets of the Gilded Age because their time clock was 'punched' at their conjunction.

Once again, the degrees and dates of our current Neptune-Pluto cycle:

1. August 2, 1891 8Gem38 Direct
2. November 5, 1881 8Gem19 Rx
3. Apr 30, 1882 7Gem42 Direct

Neptune - oil, gas, oceans, liquids, beverages, drugs, negative escapism, confusions, deceptions, the masses, veils, subterfuges, spirituality, merging, inspired creativity, the Divine Source;

Pluto - hidden places such as caves, tunnels, graves, sepulchres, pipes, plumbing, spies, detectives, investigators, publishers, assassins, saboteurs, a secret hand, the power-behind-the-throne, ruler of Hades, transformation, regeneration, death, the dragon who guards the riches, rapist, abductor, the pope, the puppetmaster/s.

And with Neptune and Pluto's angular relatoinship now moving in and out of septile aspect (51 degr 26 mins) the collective is having that 'fated' 'karmic' feeling/intuition deja-vu-ing once again.


Karma: Neptune-Pluto septile has a few notes on the septile, Neptune-Pluto, and the 7th Harmonic, or
'H7' as I tend to write it...that fated feeling.

Oct 26, 2008

Full Moon in Gemini Dec 12, 2008

A few details on Dec 12, 2008's Full Moon in Gemini have been added to Jude's Threshold if you'd care to have a peek.

The post directs you to a very interesting Astrology Forum thread concerning Dec 12's Full Moon which occurs the same month as the US Secondary Full Moon - by Progression - on the 4Vir/Pis10 axis which will be America's Christmas gift for 2008 and beyond.

One thing I doubt I've mentioned yet concerning America's Secondary Progressed Mars now gone retrograde at 18Lib+...that on another level it represents Wall Street players, gamblers, and other bankers - it's obvious as can be, no?

Mars itself as an actor in a chart signifies 'young males' so stock traders come under the purview of Mars; Rx can be 'weakened' or 'energy turned inward' (or 'strengthened' at Stationary degree.)

But the interesting tidbits about our Mars Rx are the Sabian Symbols for both '18' and '19 Libra'...in relation to Wall Street and America's rotten banking and insurance industries whose frilly underpants have been hung out to dry for the whole world to see:

'18'..."Two Men Placed Under Arrest";

'19'..."A Gang of Robbers in Hiding."

new financial order? as planned

"Down For The Count: The whole system is contracting"

By Mike Whitney

The US Treasury and Federal Reserve are now underwriting the entire financial system. The free market has been abandoned altogether. Everything from commercial paper to money markets is now backed by the "full faith and credit of the United States."


Yes, Pope John Paul called for a 'new financial order' on Jan 1, 2004...not that he was the first wheeler dealer to do so; plus, he'd probably uttered the words before.

Guess he must known more about world financials than Benedict now lets on...headed-for-Capricorn Pluto (the pope) is having his final fling at '30Sag': "The Pope Blessing the Faithful" degree, so this pass compliments of the saboteur and assassin will have to do for quite a while as far as Pluto traversing the last degrees of Sagittarius goes.

Then there's the Dragon Guarding the Riches aspect of Pluto. We don't want to bullyrag him, but Mr. Invisible Helmet is proving to be, in these economically compromised and undermined times (with thieves scattering on every side) a busy catalyst for all occasions.

Oct 23, 2008

Germany's Kristallnacht resolution stalls

German politicians divided over anti-Semitism as the German Parliament attempts to pass a unanimous resolution against anti-Semitism to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Night of Broken Glass.

Anti-Semitism is 'on the rise' in Germany, the article states and it seems that 70 years of perspective aren't enough.

Of course, it's much more complex an issue than my simplistic can't we all just get along mindset. But should it be?

Doesn't all hatred issue from mankind's primal lizard brain?

You'll find a previous post on Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, just below with a few notes on Kristallnacht's Chiron, the Wounded One, then in Cancer, sign of tradition, self-protection, and...the homeland.

Mood of the World 10.23.08 + Greenspan speaks

What's the world's mood for the day? At least for the western world which uses mainly the tropical zodiac! Actually, it begins with a Leo Moon and ends with Virgo...

You'll find a few Sun-Moon blend notes concerning today's Sun Scorpio-Moon Leo combination with Moon reaching Virgo at 3:40 pm EDT so I've included notes on the Sun Sco-Moon Virgo blend as well.

Then there's former Fed head and financial 'expert' *Alan Greenspan speaking on Capitol Hill today and saying that heavy demand for risky loans is at the base of the financial crisis but again he takes no responsibility for his own culpability in several years' worth of shell games and banditry while encouraging fraud.

So apparently people who couldn't afford the over-priced homes being offered - and who didn't have a crystal ball to see job loss in their immediate futures - said, please let me take out a squirrelly mortgage so my kids can end up on a street corner, pleeeeease! My fondest dream is to embarrass and humiliate my family as much as possible - now where do I sign?


*Yes, I do so like to call him Alan Greenspin and once again he does not disappoint...he spins tales about money, see?

Born in NYC on March 6, 1926, Greenspan has Moon in the final degrees of big business Scorpio if he was born at or just after midnight. But chances are his Moon is in Sagittarius, sign of the Seeker and the Quest.

With Sun in Pisces, his Images for Integration for each Moon sign possibility are as follows:

Sun Pisc-Moon Sco: Steinbeck's novel, 'The Grapes of Wrath'...Longfellow's poem, 'The Secret of the Sea.'

Sun Pisc-Moon Sag: 'Einstein's Theory of Relativity.'

Hmm-m-m...interesting choice: wrath and secrets - or theories and relativity!


Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas & Suzy Harvey

Oct 22, 2008

The Fed and the pandemic rooster

"We have what is known as the Federal Reserve Bank System. That system is not owned by the Government. Many people think that it is because it says "Federal Reserve." It belongs to private banks, private corporations.

So we have farmed out to the Federal Reserve Banking System that which is owned exclusively, wholly, one hundred percent to the private banks - we have farmed out to them the privilege of issuing the Government's money!"

--Wright Patman [John William Wright Patman] (1893-1976) US Congressman (TX-D) Source: Congressional Record (Sep 29, 1941)

"No State shall...coin money; emit bills of credit; make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts...."

--US Constitution Source: Article 1, Section 10, Clause 1

"...first ascertain exactly the position of the various capitalists, then control them, influence them by restricting or enlarging, facilitating or hindering their credits, and finally they can entirely determine their fate."

--Vladimir Ilyich Lenin [Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov](1870 - 1924), First Leader of the Soviet Union


Quotes courtesy of Information Clearing House; broken financial system brought to you by the Bush-Cheney administration, the pocket-liners of Capitol Hill, the World Bank and IMF, the wizards of Wall Street, and the global corporate syndicate of criminals and thieves.

Did I leave out anyone besides the Vatican?

Ah yes! the secret actors of the high and mighty monarchical 'royal bloodline' persuasion who think they're so-o-o much better than the rest of us...and their minions who think they're 'in with the in crowd' because they know a secret handshake and a chant or two.

If those who think this way along with me are only half right about an invisible power network, things will be bad enough.

Driving out of town this evening, I saw a new billboard by the side of a major highway with words along the lines of: "Be prepared for pandemic flu." There was an artist's rendition of a rooster's head next to the words. Lovely. Thanks.

Makes me think that someone experimented with avian flu in Asia, got it just how they wanted it, and now a strain is on the way to our shores. It's like 1984 all over again.

If that's what they Want me to think, it worked like a charm on this citizen.

After all, the Sabian Symbol for America's natal Pluto, planet of fear and psychological control ('28Cap') is: "A Large Aviary." COMMUNITY...

pos: exceptional success in making all personal concerns a matter of common welfare;

neg/unconscious/shadow side: loss of all character in sheer officiousness. (MEJ.)

Now, mind you, this is the same highway that Homeland Security has under consideration for building an infectious lab facility to be placed in the same area as UGA animal laboratories and pastures. Sounds like a darn good idea if you don't mind a little hoof-and-mouth disease escaping amongst your cows' and sheep' hooves and mouths.

So what could possibly be wrong with this picture?

And yes, the local community has been fighting the lab's location here but the final decision will probably be made elsewhere in spite of the natives' wishes, as you might expect. We have 'input' as long as it doesn't interfere too much with their plans.

But back to the new pandemic rooster billboard:

It seems ironic to me how the scientific community never tires of crowing cock-a-doodle-doo about its marvelous accomplishments when it wants to sell you a new and more expensive med, but then it acts all wimpy and worried about preventing animal-to-human infections when the government orders a new wave of fear mongering to be unleashed upon the public.

One of my childhood favorites:

Foghorn Leghorn would've been ashamed of his cousin appearing on such a billboard in order to unnerve the American people. Foghorn Leghorn has more integrity than that.

And I can't imagine what good such a billboard can lead to...if you have any ideas, please let me know, because as it stands now, I'll be training myself to ignore the pandemic rooster billboard every day as I head to and from work...but who knows? Perhaps I shouldn't.

Sarah Palin-Media poll available

Is former beauty queen and Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin being treated badly by the media?

If you have a minute please navigate to Jude's Threshold and take my freahly published poll, Is the media bad to Palin?

Oct 21, 2008

Kristallnacht relics found from 1938

Artifacts of Kristallnacht (meaning 'Night of Broken Glass' - broken glass is signified by Saturn-Uranus which are now opposed) have been discovered near Berlin in the state of Brandenburg.

On the night of Nov 9, 1938, a pogrom against the Jews was carried out at Hitler's direction. Over 1,400 synagogues and other religious establishments and businesses across Germany and Austria were destroyed or damaged, dozens of Jews were killed, and thousands were arrested and sent to concentration camps.

In what is thought to have been a dump, journalist Yaron Svoray has discovered relics such as a glass bottle with a Star of David imprinted on it, among other things, and an investigation is in the works which include the efforts of Israel's Ghetto Fighters' Museum.

The world is nearing the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, so I took a look at the chart for 8:53:15 pm CET, Berlin, Germany because the World Point, 00Aries00 was precisely at Midheaven at that moment in history:

ASC 27Can25, Pluto 1Leo30 Rx rising;
Saturn 12Ari17 Rx in 10th house;
Uranus 15Tau46 Rx in 11th house;

Here are the rest of the planets for the Night of Broken Glass, Kristallnacht, in hierarchical order including wounded Chiron:

Sun 16Sco46
Moon 11Gem51
Mercury 4Sag07
Venus 2Sag52 Rx
Mars 9Lib49
Jupiter 23AQ10 (now being transiting by Neptune)
Neptune 22Vir44 (basically this date was a Neptune Return for America with the Gemini Moon conj US n Desc)
Chiron 9Can45 Rx
North Node 17Sco47

As you see, Saturn and Uranus are appr 33 degrees apart and nearing their Great Conjunction of May 3, 1942 (29Tau20 - a 29th degree of crisis.) It may or may not be significant, but '33' is an important number in certain secret societies at least one of which Hitler may have been a member.

Cancer, sign of home and tradition (both of which were wounded that night) is a deeply sensitive placement for Chiron. Richard Nolle says that Chiron in Cancer is attuned to the past and may indicate a folk hero or an infamous legend.

Can we agree as to which figure Kristallnacht reminds us of?

Barbara Hand Clow gives Chiron in Cancer as: a crisis over cultural roots and/or a crisis of personal protection. Obviously, Kristallnacht was both rolled fiendishly into one.

Nolle, in his book, Chiron, goes on to say that "whether applauded or condemned by the judgment of time or their peers, these people believe deeply in whatever they do. Their actions, however controversial, stem from a deep conviction that what they are doing will somehow make this a better world, right a wrong of longstanding, or prepare the way for some brighter day.

Mentors of these people tend to be folklore idols, whose example inspire the native to preserve and promote some cultural ideal.

There is an element of populism...a certain appreciation for values which have their origin in the masses. They are proud of their roots, and yearn to make others appreciate traditional cultural legacies. Whether their lives are public or private, they leave their mark."

Like a Star of David on a glass bottle which turns up 70 years later - in a dump created by a madman on the loose in the Autumn of 1938.

Some natives with Chiron in Cancer include: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Germaine Greer, Marc Edmund Jones, Ringo Starr, and Lee Harvey Oswald.

And here's a quote from author Fyodor Dostoevsky who shares the Sun Sco-Moon Gemini combo of Kristallnacht in his natal chart:

"If the devil doesn't exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness."

And sometimes he wears a very silly looking moustache.

Oct 20, 2008

Obama leaves campaign trail temporarily

Candidate Barack Obama will leave the campaign trail later this week to visit his very ill grandmother in Hawaii for a couple of days.

This 85-year-old lady worked for the US war effort in WWII while her husband served with General Patton, and she's been nothing but supportive of her grandson who, though busy as anyone can be in this world, will be stepping off the campaign merry-go-round long enough to spend two days with his ailing grandmother who helped raise him.

This is undoubtedly a difficult time for Senator Obama and his family especially since Mrs. Dunham is the last of his parents-grandparents with his parents both gone, and his other grandparents gone, too.

So I hope their visit seals that deal over and above any other deals pending on Barack Obama's table.

Starbucks and recession?

Where there are Starbucks locations in abundance, there may be recession, writes Daniel Gross at Slate Magazine, and there may be something to his theory.

The inflationary Jupiterian words, overreach and overexpansion, come to this reluctant astrologer's mind with Jupiterian excess now being squeezed dry by Saturnian restriction.

Solar Eclipse for a new president 1.26.09

Heads-up, m'peops!

The promised Page with the 'New President' Solar Eclipse of Jan 26, 2009 is now published if you wish to view the chart and read some details.

Calling this Eclipse from the 11 North Series the 'New President' Eclipse is only a name I made up because it occurs barely 6 days into the new administration. You may disagree and call it something else, but there it is.

Actually, my tar'n'feather fund is still bubbling on the hob, if you'd care to stir, for all may depend on whether George Bush can be successfully shooed out of the White House by Jan 2009. Or maybe booed out will do the trick.

Or perhaps we can tease him out of office by offering him a fantastic vacation, preferrably an all-expenses-paid tour of some of the countries now threatening him, Cheney, and their pals with criminal prosecution for war crimes.

Why, I'd start watching CNN and C-Span again just to see that spectacle. Would you?

Oct 19, 2008

For 'The Undecideds' from The Daily Show

If you're still one of The Undecideds, watch this focus group brought to you by Jon Stewart and The Daily Show staff.

$3 trillion shopping spree video

Here's a video that asks, What would you do with $3 trillion?

My deepest wish is that the American people send a message on November 4 to all Republicans: we don't appreciate your Treasury-emptying budgetary ways, or your war profiteering at other people's expense.

And to their Democratic enablers? We may be stuck with them just to make point #1, but we'll be keeping a much closer watch on their ethics, budgets, and votes if they should be so favored as to win a majority on Capitol Hill come November - House, Senate, or both.

And since Pelosi and Reid sold us down the river with Paulson's banker-enriching 'Bailout plan' then the two of them are on probation for the duration until all fraudsters can be swept out the back door...and it'll be good riddance if that day ever comes.

Leaving Iraq + the 'New President' Eclipse

Iraqis stage mass anti-US occupation rally

Supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr have staged a mass demonstration in Baghdad in protest against plans to extend the US mandate in Iraq.

An estimated 50,000 protesters chanted slogans such as "Get out occupier!"


As mentioned previously, I must agree with what my mama always said: Never go where you're not invited, never stay where you're merely tolerated.

The toleration (what little there ever was) for US troops in Iraq, has ended.

You know that about 6 days into the new administration, a Solar Eclipse occurs. The Ascendant degree of the Eclipse when set for the White House is 1Sag59 so we may look to the Sabian Symbol for:

'2Sag'..."The Ocean Covered with Whitecaps" which to my ears has a White House/Washington DC flavor to it.

However, '1Sag' is a Symbol I've typed many times here and elswhere relating to the Pentagon, our military, and to the Bush-Cheney wars: "A Grand Army of the Republic Campfire."

This indicates to me that the Iraq Occupation and a redeployment or 'surge' into Afghanistan will be first-ups on the desk of the new president. War costs must be on the menu as well, if common sense holds any sway at all.

The January Eclipse degree '6AQ30' is conjunct America's natal South Node, a point of separation and of falling back on past behaviors and talents. If the 'past behaviors' are are better ones from our past, that's okay by me. But if it's unconscious behavior, it'll be more of the same Bushiness. You know - bashing your head against a brick wall and expecting a different result than self-undoing.

And I think that this Eclipse points to America's upcoming Nodal Half-Return, when our weaker relationships and associations may be broken. This Nodal Half-Return (as you will see notated upon the Eclipse chart) occurs on or about April 8, 2009 (using True Node.)

Obviously, the days between Jan 20 (or Jan 26, counting from the Solar Eclipse) until at least April 8 will be key, as the first days of any administration are, for they set the tone for the presidential term. We tend to call the period the "first 100 days" which goes into early May, of course. But it will be interesting to see if associations are broken around early April, give or take a few weeks or so.

Also the first 100 days of an administration are often referred to as a honeymoon period after which reality sets in along with a tinge of buyers' remorse, in many cases.

So with Europe and the rest of the world running from Washington and Wall Street like the plague because of the bandits and thieves who've burned them once too many times, it may be others breaking with us before it's the other way round.

But we'll see, esp since the influence of the Jan 26 Eclipse has to do with making greater commitments in relationships. It's an interesting influence coming upon the degree of our SN, a separative point (the Dragon's Tail), and with a Nodal Half-Return falling within the Eclipse season. All in all, it's a dicey season all around, but you don't need Astrology to tell you that.

Still, a Nodal Half-Return is problematic only where weak associations are concerned...if they don't break then, they will be strengthened going forward.

Soon I will be publishing the chart of what I'm calling the 'New President' Eclipse (Jan 26, 2009; 2:55:12 am est; White House) at Jude's Threshold on my Pages list in the sidebar column.

Check there in the next day or so if you'd like to view the chart and read my notes.

Today I'm still trying to rest up from the final presidential debate and from SNL's Sarah Palin~Tina Fey-lin shenanigans this weekend, but here is the Sabian Symbol for the US natal South Node's degree, and thus for the Jan 26 Eclipse itself (rounding up seems to refer to the Oval Office, shaped like Venus' egg)...

'7AQ'..."A Child Born of an Eggshell"...ESSENTIALITY...

pos: a highly individual and completely unlimited resourcefulness;

neg/unconscious/shadow side: naive reliance on external accident.

And, because opposite is America's North Node, aka destiny or path, here is '7Leo'...

"The Constellations in the Sky"...SURETY...

pos: consistent effectiveness in understanding and self-ordering;

neg/uncons/shadow side: a loss of all present integrity through an unnecessary retreat to the remote or mysterious.

The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones


For more details, here are the Symbols as given by Dane Rudhyar:

US natal South Node + Jan 26, 2009 Solar Eclipse degree:

'7AQ"..."A Child Is Seen Being Born Out of an Eggshell"...

Keynote: The emergence of new mutations according to the great rhythms of the cosmos.


And for US natal North Node:

'7Leo'..."The Constellations of Stars Shine Brilliantly in the Night Sky"...

Keynote: The power of basic spiritual values which refer to man's common humanity and to all enduring archetypes.

Oct 18, 2008

Is 'spread the wealth' same as socialism?

Charges are mulitplying by McCain and his surrogates that Barack Obama's tax proposals and other economic ideas are 'socialist' in nature.

Well, it's true that the phrase "spread the wealth" never goes over well with the richest class, and I can think of no better reason than this: if spreading or sharing actually occurred, half a million or so of their dollars might be used to feed the hungry, bind the wounds of the ill and dying, and comfort an orphan or a foster child or two.

Why, a factory might be built and a few jobs created - and after the corporate elite worked so hard to ship our jobs overseas, too!

So apparently, if there's one thing a rich man can't stand, it's being his brother's keeper by giving back a little of the largesse he receives through the laws of this great nation and from the sweat of the common worker's brow.

Never mind that a rich man has money and legal reps to avoid paying taxes which he rightly should have been paying all along. Plus, they didn't invent offshore or Swiss bank accounts for nuthin'!

As you know, it was King Midas who turned everything he touched into gold which became a major problem to him because gold isn't everything and people turned into golden statues make poor companions.

Now, lest a rich man think this gnat of a blogger covets his gold, let him rest at ease, for temporary values don't trump (Trump!) eternal values with me - for it's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God, says Scripture.

And you know that rich men probably think they have that circumvented just as they do with creative accounting tricks, triple sets of books, laws skewed on their behalf against the individual, world banks in cahoots, and Wall Street schemes galore.

But one day when All accounts are settled, we'll have to see about that. We'll all just have to see, won't we?

Wall Street loves a good scam

Professor Thayer Watkins of San Jose University Department of Economics recounts the tale of Equity Funding whose fake insurance policy scams were uncovered by auditors in 1973 causing the company to collapse. And since Wall Street's high assessment of Equity Funding had allowed buyouts of other profitable firms, the dominoes fell.

Yes, Equity Funding became a major success on Wall Street which shows you the company the scalliwags were keeping on both sides. Equity Funding created fake insurance policies early on - no one seems to know exactly when - to inflate their profits for Wall Street's admiration, then they sold them through the reinsurance market.

Stop me if any of this sounds familiar, because it should.

Prof Watkins uses Dirk's and Gross' book, The Great Wall Street Scandal as his source. A quick foray to Amazon shows that this book seems to be available from sellers but is out of print.

The Equity Funding section by Prof Watkins is part of his "Episodes of Financial Fraud and Speculation" which includes an article on the 1924 scandal of counterfeiting in Portugal by Alves Reis, a Keynesian scheme which turned out to have been better for the Portugese economy than the policies of former economics professor, Salazar, who became dictator of the country in 1932.

Another fraudulent epic included is the saga of the Penn State Bank of Oklahoma City and Bill 'Monkeybrains' Patterson which involved the oil and gas industries of OK and TX. Now I know that we're not supposed to mess with Texas (and as a rule, I don't), but apparently certain folks in Texas were cleared to mess with us a long time ago.

In summary, Prof Watkins provides some interesting reading here if you're in the mood for how fraud is perpetrated by the 'experts' which makes a perfect companion to the Fed's slight-of-hand today, esp if you click on some of the other links in the History category on the Home Page - ex: I highly recommend his article on the causes of the Great Depression and the Fed's blame due to their actions which precipitated the decline in money supply, along with banks hoarding the money, the general populace holding on to cash (sound familiar?), and the liquidationist policy of Treasury secretary Andrew Mellon.

Mellon and his pals thought that the liquidation of 'weak' banks was necessary for the recovery of the banking system.

Now I know we've all heard that before!


You may also be interested in reading a previous post of 10.8.08, your money is no good here which contains a link to James Cumes' article on the systemic financial collapse we are witnessing.

Oct 17, 2008

George Bush + Oliver Stone natal charts

Lower left chart, George W. Bush (July 6, 1946), upper right chart Oliver Stone (Sep 15, 1946, rating B.)

From what I'm hearing about director Oliver Stone's new film W, he and George W. Bush share something - each has a father complex.

Yet from the looks of their close-in-time natal charts, they share more than that.

Both men were born within the same Pre-Natal Eclipse Series, 2 New North, the Series that concerns collapse of plans and lifestyles with long-term effects of rebuilding and transformation. If you relate this Series to the Tarot deck's #16 - The Tower card, you have it in a nutshell.

Brady's Predictive Astrology adds that after the dust settles and the rebuilding starts, the consequences of the re-shaping will have far-reaching effects; this Eclipse Series tends to change people's directions through a sudden collapse of an existing structure.

Now we know that Solar Eclipses can leave their marks for years by sensitizing the degrees at which they manifest, and this particular Series is still having, imo, far-reaching effects (along with the 'King of Terror' - or 'Alarm' - Eclipse of August 11, 1999; 18Leo+, the position of Venus on 9/11/01.)

Both Eclipses are part of the ongoing financial crisis and collapse of our world economy which I have previously stated stems from the ripples issuing from the attacks of 9/11 ("The Tower" x 2.)

That I believe the economic collapse has been on the drawing board for years in order to usher in a new financial world order is beside the point - the point is, you're feeling these effects and so is everyone you know. Fear is what they want us to feel. Notice Warren Buffett's comments about when he buys up stocks.

So the media is helping to prepare us now with "our financial system will never be the same" - things will be 'different', and questions like, Is capitalism dead? You've heard it all, I know you have, as Pluto's transformative power moves into the business-politics-law sign of Capricorn, sign of The Father.

Synchronistically, another 'heralding' event occurred within the 2NN Series: the bombing of the USS Cole (Oct 12, 2000.) And I believe that much of the final plans for the 'New Millennium' switch toward totalitarianism were laid under the auspices of this difficult Eclipse Series along with that of the August '99 Eclipse. The secret hand of Pluto has an ephemeris and Astrology software, too, oh yes it does.

So July 31, 2000's 2NN Eclipse occurred at '7Cancer' which, as you see if you click the image to enlarge, is conj Bush's 12th cusp, and teh Unconscious 12th house is the house of Karma and Self-Undoing, while in Stone's chart '7Can' falls in his 9th house of Philosophy, Higher Education, and the Higher Mind.

The degree of George Bush's natal Ascendant - and the Midheaven of Oliver Stone - WHAT? in Bush's chart, WHY? in Stone's is '8Leo.' This is also the natal degree of Mercury for Bush, the GOP, and for Alberto Gonzales.

So Bush thinks (Mercury) like a Leo, while Stone thinks like a more somber Virgo. Bush's essence (Sun) is self-protective, crabby Cancer (sorry Cancers, but you know Bush!) while Stone's essence is dedicated worker, Virgo...Stone thinks as he is with Sun and Mercury in the same sign.

This is because by Sept 15, Mercury had moved on to 22Vir41 conj Stone's natal Sun, both of which are conj US n Neptune (film; photography; subterfuge; camera tricks; the masses, including mass delusions) - all of which are conj Barack Obama's natal Mars. That's quite a pile-up of planets at 22Vir+ - esp for transiting Saturn to stomp upon at the end of August, 2009.

And both Bush and Stone have the ruthless pair, Saturn and Pluto snugged around this degree...at Bush's Asc, Stone's Mc...'8Leo' = "A Bolshevik Propagandist."

Now Oliver Stone was born during a Moon (publicity) Hour in a Disseminating phase of the Moon (communicator; teacher; propagandist), and Bush was born during an expansive Jupiter Hour during a 1st quarter Moon (which I neglected to note on his chart - 92 degr 56 mins - the 'crisis in action' phase); Bush was born when Pluto was out-of-bounds (oobs), Stone in September when Pluto was back in bounds of the earthly plane and cooperating with the chart's other energies (planets.)

Well, I just wanted to peek at their natal charts since the two men are being compared now because of Stone's bio-pic of Bush (I guess you'd call it a 'bio-pic')...you'll see their midpoint pictures listed with quite a bit of 'pile-up' to them, too, and I can type them out for you later if you want, just let me know if you don't have another source for them, okay? I don't mind, but I'm just a wumped-out puppy at the moment.

Perhaps I'll add the rest of their *Sun-Moon Images for Integration later as well since, as you see, I put brief but telling descriptions...thumbnails, if you will...

Oliver Stone: "A sculpture of still life..."

George Bush: "Mother Goose recites a poem..."


* Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas & Suzy Harvey

Bush regime transfers wealth: Bailout Bill

Additional Thoughts on the Bailout

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office" - Aesop

By Paul Craig Roberts

Just as the Bush regime's wars have been used to pour billions of dollars into the pockets of its military-security donor base, the Paulson bailout looks like a Bush regime scheme to incur $700 billion in new public debt in order to transfer the money into the coffers of its financial donor base. #


See, that's what I've been trying to say! Congress - the enablers.

Oct 16, 2008

Lest you doubt: Bush Doctrine defines tyranny

There's been a small update concerning the tyranny-defining Bush Doctrine, chart image included.

There are so many versions of the thing, who's not to be confused?

But never fear (or always fear) George Bush is here to define tyranny for you and promote all that stuff he likes to promote while leaving the (nazi-sounding) "homeland" pretty much unprotected...most of our brave soldiers are somewhere else with precious few to protect us from the tyranny of plutocracy.

Oct 15, 2008

Obama-McCain debate ends 10.15.08

Well, tonight's presidential debate between Senators Obama and McCain was the final one of the trio and was held about 5 hours after orator Mercury turned Direct.

If you're interested, I've made some comments and added a bit of the dialogue from the Tavis Smiley Program which went on air just after the debate ended at 10:31 pm edt. You'll find a reference to my previous post on tongiht's debate which has more astrological comments to it so when you arrive, just scroll down a smidge if you like.

Then there's the political excitement tomorrow night - will John McCain show up to be on Dave Letterman's Show as promised after blowing Dave off two weeks ago for Katie Couric? Dave's discussing it as I type so the excitement is palpable, and you know I'll be watching.

"He'll be here tomorrow and he's got a lot of explaining to do," quips Dave. But now Dave's not expecting McCain to bring Sarah Palin. Dave doesn't think Miss Alaska will be there.

Yes, the road to the White House goes right through Dave, as he's fond of saying, since McCain announced his candidacy (this one) on Dave's show.

Oh funny Dave! He just had a split screen between himself and Hank Paulson to "ask questions" of Secretary Paulson...who keeps blinking in that trance-like way he has. Of course, they're looping the tape - and Hank isn't "answering" any of Dave's "questions" as if he doesn't hear him.

But Paulson's droopy frown stays perfectly in place, so there is that. Even when he's unlooped he looks to be in some kind of trance. Perhaps he should get looped more often.

Moon buckets and Saturn bowls

John Townley over at AstroCocktail has some interesting insights on that rollercoaster feeling of two-week shifts we're all experiencing between the economy, the campaign, and more.

Naturally, if you say the words two-week cycle it reminds any astrologer of the Moon's orbit.

Well, expert astrologer John Townley knows much about celestial bowl patterns and how they affect the environment, so check it out because the world's current 'groundswell' feeling is part of the celestial 'As Above, So Below' action now as the Moon moves within the bowl - the edges of which are created by the Saturn-Uranus opposition - and then spills out of the bowl...slosh!

As you know, the Saturn-Uranus opposition perfects on November 4.

All this sloshing reminds me of the ocean's tides which are controlled by the Moon, and one of the words associated with the Moon in an Astrology chart is: fluctuation, a term we hear a lot in financial markets. Mmm-hmm...cycles.

So we may be feeling a bit seasick with half the sky full of planets sloshing about during the weekend of Oct 25-26, and John says it will remain that way until after the Nov 4 elections.

On into 2009 things will be sloshing off and on so hold onto your lifejacket, if you have one. And if you don't, at least Astrology can give you the timing to be aware of for best results!

America's Money Power

"The principal power in Washington is no longer the government for the people it represents. It is the Money Power. Under the deceptive cloak of campaign contributions, access and influence, votes and amendments are bought and sold.

Money establishes priorities of action, holds down federal revenues, revises federal legislation, shifts income from the middle class to the very rich.

Money restrains the enforcement of laws written to protect the country from abuses of wealth--laws that mandate environmental protection, antitrust laws, laws to protect the consumer against fraud, laws that safeguard the securities markets, and many more."

Richard N. Goodwin, speechwriter for John F. Kennedy


Thanks to Information Clearing House for the above quote.

And here's a quote from Adlai Stevenson (Sun AQ-Moon Tau) who tried to be US president once upon a time (1952):

"A hungry man is not a free man."

I'll say!

So with the NYSE plummeting again today, let's give a man a job
especially since the billions of taxpayers' hard earned bucks that were gifted to uncooperative bankers are not being passed on to the ones whose spending would actually make a difference in our society
and for our economy.

Someone build some factories, for cryin' out loud! Is it rocket science?


Update Oct 16: here's a link to an article by Maria Cocco, It's the Jobs, Stupid - which is my point entirely.

McCain in the headwinds

Matt Taibbi and Byron York Butt Heads on whether John McCain deserves blame for the Wall Street meltdown.

Instant messenging about the campaign between two political writers - if you haven't seen this yet, you GOTTA read it!

The Inappropriate George Bush

Well, this is simply unacceptable, Mr. Bush, that you should act so inappropriately.

Oct 14, 2008

Time to Liquidate the Empire?

Liquidating the Empire

By Patrick J. Buchanan

With U.S. markets crashing and wealth vanishing, what are we doing with 750 bases and troops in over 100 countries?


US Secondary Progressed Full Moon...December 2008 4Vir/Pis10...end of an expansion cycle, lessening light.

Chalmers Johnson's book, The Sorrows of Empire gives a lot of information on America's military bases - and it's stunning how the octopus has encircled the globe.

Yet it is, after all, only a natural law, a cycle...what goes up comes down again and it doesn't have to be a bad thing. But the jokers in Washington - including 99% of the ones who about to sweep in for their turn at the trough - aren't up to the task of humility and that is what will make the process of lowering our expectations and simplifying our wants even more painful than it has to be.


You're lost on a shadowy trail through thick, brambly woods on a dark, moonless night. On every side wild animal calls raise goosebumps on the back of your neck and you've been warned that a bottomless pit of quicksand awaits the hapless.

As you creep down the path not knowing which way will lead you to oblivion, gentle wings flutter as a white dove alights near you with a message tied around its neck.

Striking your one remaining match, you take the hopeful message from the timely messenger and read the words: you're going in the wrong direction...turn back NOW.

What would George Bush do?

The Shadow Factory by James Bamford

At the moment I'm listening to Terry Gross interviewing James Bamford about his new book, The Shadow Factory which chronicles the NSA and the Bush-Cheney administration's circumventing the lawful FISA to spy on American citizens without warrants, so I searched this blog for previous Michael Hayden posts.

One entry on Hayden is from Dec 11, 2007 - the day of the Great Conjunction of Jupiter (the Republican) and Pluto (the spy) when Hayden took a meeting on Capitol Hill. Plus, the post contains a link to Hayden's natal chart (sunrise - birth time unknown) and was written within echo of the mysterious gunshots in the Rayburn Building where William Jefferson's FBI freezer raid was conducted a few nights prior.

You'll find that Hayden's natal planets are placed around the chart of his confirmation to the directorship of the NSA in 2006.

Journalist James Bamford has been writing about the NSA for 30 years (his first book about the agency was published in 1982) and he has some interesting new info about the subject.

And you've heard recently of two whistleblowers who worked at the NSA center in Augusta, GA spying on Americans' pillowtalk conversations and more.

The Shadow Factory covers these whistleblowers' accusations as well as giving us pre-9/11 facts about FISA, al-Qaeda, and the invasions of privacy we've all become accustomed to thanks to the cooperation of telecoms everywhere and their complicity in political spying on journalists, members of our military, and others. That there does not exist a 'political enemies' list a la J. Edgar Hoover, Nixon, and others is impossible for me to believe considering this White House.

In today's interview, however, Bamford gives props again to Quest who refused from the start to spy on its customers.

The upshot is that collecting everything makes finding real intell more difficult due to the sheer volume of communications....makes it more expensive and a waste of time. And US analysts don't even speak al-Qaeda's language!

Bamford says that the government has software that can ignore your Aunt Granny Fanny's calls to her bookie - but Cheney doesn't want to. (I'm the one saying 'Cheney' but why he's so interested in your Aunt Granny Fanny, I do not know.)

So if you missed Fresh Air today, you can read an excerpt from The Shadow Factory and download a podcast of Terry's interview with author Bamford.

The interview's audio version will be available on the site at approximately 3:00 pm et today.

Tuesday's Full Moon over Washington 10.14.08

Tuesday's Aries Full Moon is the culmination of things begun at the New Moon two weeks ago and relates to relationships - it's on the Aries-Libra partnership axis, plus, Full Moons always relate on some level to relationships no matter the sign.

Economically speaking, 'Bailout 2.0' is supposedly an improvement over Bailout 1.0 and perhaps it will be with Mercury, planet of negotiations and agreements, going Direct at last.

Still, this astrologer could wish that Mercury would leave his shadow period before the big celebrations begin - and that won't be until around Halloween when Mercury moves beyond his retrogradation degree - 22Lib49 of Sept 24 - which conjuncts this Full Moon. Or you might say that this Full Moon is 'pointing' to or highlighting the end of Oct-early November.

Therefore, it's after October when I will be looking for real improvements concerning negotiations, contracts, agreements, congressional bills, and all the things that Mercury is fond of, including voting ballots.

Be that as it may, please click the link above to read my notes on October 14's Aries Full Moon which occurs in Washington DC at 4:02 pm edt..2 minutes after the NYSE's closing bell rings.

And with Fixed Star Antares at Midheaven and Albebaran at Ic, Tuesday's Full Moon may be highlighting some momentous happenings along with an unaspected Mars in Scorpio in the 8th house of Shared Resources and Regeneration.

Oct 13, 2008

American Empire's Secret History: video link

In case you missed it...

The Secret History of the American Empire: The Truth About Global Corruption - Video

by John Perkins, author of Confessions of An Economic Hit Man

Perkins zeroes in on hotspots around the world such as Venezuela, Tibet, Iraq, Israel, Vietnam and others and exposes the network of events in each of these countries that have contributed to the creation of the American Empire and international corruption in "The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption."

Oct 12, 2008

Chomsky: US capitalism anti-democratic

Anti-Democratic Nature of US Capitalism is Being Exposed

By Noam Chomsky

"Bretton Woods was the system of global financial management set up at the end of the second World War to ensure the interests of capital did not smother wider social concerns in post-war democracies. It was hated by the US neoliberals - the very people who created the banking crisis," writes Noam Chomsky. #


In searching this blog for references to the Bretton Woods Treaty (which established the World Bank) I discovered a small mention in my post on the day of the mysterious fire in the VP's office of Dec 19, 2007...remember?

Inauguration 2001's Chiron-Moon-Pluto

Inauguration 2001, 12:01 pm est, Capitol Building, Washington, DC of George W, Bush showing 8th house of Shared Resources, credit and creditors, debt and debtors, insurance, investment bankers, undertakers and coroners, wills, legacies, psychological therapists, sex, occult studies, dreams, paths of evolutionary growth, death, and other crises of transformation.

In the 8th house of Bush's presidency which began Jan 2001, we see a triple threat - Pluto, the Dragon who guards the riches, and the saboteur; Moon (the people; fluctuations/changes; publicity); and Chiron (wounding; healing.) That this trio indicates deep, unsettling, and transforming emotions is obvious if you've been awake these last eight years.

Now interpretations of Moon conj Chiron, Moon conj Pluto, and Chiron conj Pluto are worth considering, along with the fact that the 8th house's cusp 12Sag42 = America's natal Ascendant in the commonly used Sibly chart.

'12Sag' also happens to be the meet-up degree (11Sag+) of Pluto and Chiron, the plutocracy pair of oppression, primal violence, racism, corporatism, fascism, communism, and class warfare, conj on Dec 30, 1999. They were in parallel mid-August, 2004.

If you doubt Pluto-Chiron's influence, you don't have far to look in the environment of America and the rest of the world - indeed, you'd have a difficult time missing the evidence of plutocratic influence!

The Inaugural 2001 2/8 house cusps are also Pluto-Saturn's opposition positions on the morning of 9/11/01. The current financial meltdown stems from 9/11 which is rippling still in spite of all the shopping on credit we were encouraged to do for our country's sake...which only made things worse for us NOW. "Take out a second mortgage and spend the money for fun stuff," the Bush administration advised. Puh!

So after eight long years, 8th house matters of the Bush presidency ARE America during his term/s - our nation's identity (1st house of Self) = Bush's legacy of debt and traumatic transformations of credit defaults, investment bank reorganizations and mergers, public pension fund dissolutions, deficit spending, nationalizing private liabilities, and our financial system as whole.

Am I overstating a president's ability to affect the economy? With Bush43 it doesn't seem so to me as flames of economic crisis lick at America's heels under his watch. If Bush and his cronies didn't know, they should have. But perhaps you disagree.

Millions of American families turned out into the streets is the result of the Bush presidency's cynically named Ownership Society. Economic meltdown ends his presidency, 9/11 began it - the worst president in US history has earned Herbert Hoover's ghost haunting him down White House halls in the dead of night, even at 3:00 am. And if Hoover's ghost follows him to the Bush family compound in Paraguay, it's well-deserved.

~And one note of interest is this: in the chart of FDR's signing of the war declaration of Dec 8, 1941 (4:00 pm est; Washington DC) in response to Pearl Harbor which was or was not a set-up to rile the American people enough to justify our entering WWII - Pluto, Moon, and Chiron are conjunct in Leo, a Fire sign just as Sagittarius is a Fire sign.

Others have noted the similarity of 9/11's riling of the people as a way to mobilize the US military into invading the oil-rich Middle East - with our vengeful blessing due to 9/11. History may repeat on its own, of course, but there are those who look back for clues on how to advance their plans in the here-and-now - which would make the attacks of 9/11 a false flag op. You may disagree.

So you see on the chart that I've highlighted two interlacing YODs (Finger of God pattern = special task or purpose; crisis; turning point) but one must accept North Node and Ascendant as credible points in both YODs for them to be counted - and I do, because of the gravity of the events during the Bush presidency.

You know that Bush admitted that his job was to "catapult the propaganda" and we see the results of his political monkeyshines as he used his natal 1st house Mercury-Pluto conjunction to good effect early on (Mercury-Pluto = 'the ability to persuade; communicating and demanding new perspectives' (Tyl), but after his lies, today's market meltdown isn't being helped by Bush's platitudes...he's the wolf-crying boy and no one believes his bubble-think. Some of us never did.

The Pluto-Moon-Chiron trio in 8th house also represents Bush's campaign to privatize our Social Security system and hand the profits to Wall Street, as I know you remember. He got little traction on that scheme and it's a good thing it was resisted, as anyone would now agree. Billions are being handed to Wall Street anyway, as it turns out. He got his way by hook or crook.

That the Pentagon's war spending and LOSS of billions of taxpayers' dollars down the rabbithole (see chart for Sun-Moon Image for Integration a la Lewis Carroll) is esp indicated in one of the YODs because 2001's North Node (NN) 15Can32 is pointing to the *Pentagon's natal Ascendant.

Now for the trio's various conjunctions in the Watery 8th house of the Subconscious (one of the three Psyhological houses: 4, 8, 12.) For Centaur details, I'm using Clow's book on Chiron and Richard Nolle's book, Chiron:

Moon conj Chiron: extreme sensitivity, day-today levels of relationships are almost impossible to bear; attracts intense transformative partnerships yet solid partnerships are needed from Saturn's grounding. (Uh-oh - restrictive Saturn in 1st house is Rx in greedy Taurus and about 8 months beyond his Great Conj with Jupiter, planet of expansion and largesse - May 28, 2000.) Nolle says Moon conj Chiron indicates chance discoveries.

Moon conj Pluto: a domestic tyrant who may permanently alienate people's affections; drastic changes in personality; lack of emotional control; vulnerable to others taking advantage and may also take advantage of others; driven (toward 8th house matters.) (Pelletier, Planets in Aspect

Alan Oken says Moon conj Pluto gives rise to sudden panic, emotional outbursts; hysteria from ungrounded fears may result. So calm down, everyone. (I said that.)

Pluto conj Chiron: well, you know how I feel about this conjunction of corporatism, nationalism, fascism, and other isms.
Clow says this conj is very strong and is an evolutionary vortex, and that the house position defines the nature of the transmutive force.

Nolle says its an appr 60-year cycle which has to do with mass currents of consciousness - the collective unconscious, the racial, cellular, molecular, atomic, and subatomic levels of reality.

We remember post-9/11 Cheney's and Rice's fearmongering 'mushroom cloud' and 'dirty bomb' rhetoric to keep us in check and on their 'team' for as long as it worked.

~Now I don't mean that these abominations are not possibilities, but that they were used against us in a propagandistic way. And a bin Laden video or 'capturing' as October Surprise is still possible in time for November 2008 elections...the GOP-ers are desperate because they are discredited and passe.

So one of the YODs has NN at apex -> Mercury-Pluto = NN: being recognized for communication and persuasion skills; the desire to be spokesperson for the community; intellectual domination. (Tyl; Ebertin.)

The other YOD has Pluto as apex planet -> NN/ASC = Pluto: strange or fated associations; power plays with oothers for personal advancement.

Now I know that some astrologers say that only planets make a YOD, but I leave it to you as to whether the two midpoint pictures have meaning to the subject and whether the crisis flavor of YOD patterns applies.

Bil Tierney, in his Dynamics of Aspect Analysis, says that an apex Pluto in a YOD configuration indicates one whose extreme perspectives are out-of-tune with the environment; momentous circumstances must be accepted; past patterns must die in order to be advantageously transformed; vulnerabilities must be purged ('toxic debt'); he has organizational control over super-structures of society; apex Pluto's appointed role is to be an agent - he ushers in the new order of things to come and thus revolutionizes the world concept.

This apex Pluto makes futile attempts to coerce and manipulate others, or is openly defiant in undermining existing authority at any cost.

(Interesting that J.P. Morgan has an apex Pluto in a YOD pattern in his natal chart.)

Another midpoint picture whic defines the Bush presidency quite well is the 10th house Sun-Neptune = Mercury: deceptions; illusions; self-deception; fear from lack of resourcefulness; false logic; speech defect.

~As previously noted, Neptune 6AQ03 is at the Medina degree and as such represents an approximate Neptune Return for Islam...near the Sun, the leader in a national chart, and as such representing George Bush.

Well, that's my look back in anger at the Bush presidency which will be ending, it is hoped, on Jan 20, 2009. The 8th house Pluto-Chiron = Moon has done its dirty work and we see the Bush administration ending with a whimper as America droops into 2009.

Now here's the one word I purposefully left for last concerning the 8th house trio and its undermining financial implications of fraud, greed, and corruption...regeneration. America has a hard row to hoe for the next few years, but we've been here before and we can regenerate by pulling together. Chiron in 8th house also indicates the healing we clearly need yet the healing must be on a genuine spiritual level in order to last.

Who knows? With Chiron now traveling in company with spiritual Neptune, perhaps a spirit similar to the post-9/11 solidarity we felt will light again upon our noggins and a grassroots movement toward refurbishing our nation's finances will result in job creation, hard work, and a return to living within one's means...in the real world and not just on paper!

And may failed president George Bush not let the screen door hit him on his way out...actually, he may want to skedaddle out of Washington before the tar'n'feathers are ready for application.


*Pentagon, Apr 29, 1942, formed just after Pearl Harbor and FDR's 1941 war declaration which justified institutionalizing and enshrining the five-pointed Pentagon; 10:30 am edt, Washington, DC - with an out-of-bounds Mars 2Can02, and Jupiter in Airy Gemini 21:00. (Notice now Bush's financial "Five-Point plan.")

Pentagons' natal Sun 8Tau38, Moon 20Lib33, Mercury 19Tau07, Venus 23Pis03 being triggered by tr Uranus; Neptune Rx 27Vir30 conj Ic 27Vir09; Pluto 3Leo30 conj Chiron 8Leo34 snugged about the 2nd cusp of Money - with n Chiron conj Pentagon's midpoint of the speculator duo, Jupiter-Neptune. Saturn and Uranus are conj in 11th house of Group Associations, at 28Tau50 and 29:07 respectively.

Bushes' 'new world order' hits snag

Or does it?

Bushes' 'New World Order' Is Yielding to 'Post-American' Era by James G. Neuger makes a case for Chinese and Russian supremacy over the seriously undermined U.S. of A. and Neuger makes excellent points, yet I'm not so quick to buy all of it hook, line, and sinker.

In my 'new world order' reading there is a certain list telling which entities will be the eventual leaders in hierarchical order and if it's to be believed, America is not and never was, slated to be top of the heap in the one-world-government endeavor. (Click link, then click through to an article, Planet Earth As Weapon and Target.)

Well, as I've groused on this blog and elsewhere, it's easy to say things like: Bush is a failure, and Iraq is a quagmire, etc...unless you agree that things, as Cheney and Rummy always said, are going well, thanks. For neocon purposes, perhaps they are! And they weren't just saying it, they were admitting it.

The lousy occurrences under Bush43's presidential terms, in all their gross splendor, have certainly contributed to the looting of America's resources and have decimated an entire generation of our youngest and brightest. It's difficult to ignore that population control is on the agenda in many regions of the world. You are expendable as am I.

Successfully Invading Scene One

So for any of this to be the case, you must accept that Bush-Cheney have been telling the truth all along, and that most of their so-called ineptitude is actually well-scripted orders being successfully followed and executed.

'Taking the heat' is easy to bear as long as no one will be removing you from the White House or arresting you, no matter what you do or how callously you do it...or in such cases as Hurricane Katrina "rescue," how you don't do it knowing that you'll pay little if any price for your sorriness toward your fellow man.

That raiding archaeological relics of inestimable value was part of the invasion-of-the-Holy-Land scheme seems obvious to me for secret scrolls and manuscripts are craved by such "elite" powermongers who will be rewarded for their services to a larger cause.

What they were really looking for I don't pretend to know. Perhaps YOU have an idea? Control of Iraq's oil is a duh, but there was more, including breaking up a black market in oil.

Yet even if you buy none of this conspiracy crapola you must admit that the same results have acrued - the US has squandered her role of supremacy, our nation's wealth has been redistributed away from we-the-people, and the party is all but over.

The ship has listed badly under the Bush-Clinton dynasties and safe haven is no longer in sight...our options are limited, m'peops, and we will not be passing on to future generations anything like the America we once knew and loved.

Sad to say, if Barack Obama has any possibility of restoring our nation back to her former glory - or some semblance of it - the world syndicate of powermongers will see to it that he is not successful in any meaningful way. His chance of staying in office will be to cooperate with them, tentacles and all.

If McCain nabs the Oval Office, his indebtedness will be plain to see, plus, he'll topple easily if/when necessary...which will leave Palin "in charge" and she will be an indebted pawn and a half, won't she?

Yes, these people play for keeps. And America will fulfill her prescribed role when she takes her place down the list of leading nations in the new world order regime.

Now, if I haven't put you off completely, please read the above-linked article and notice Neuger's mention of the lighting of the 'eternal flame' at the Beijing Olympics as Russia invaded Georgia - and the date, August 8, 2008...halfway between the Solar Eclipse of August 1 and August 16's Lunar Eclipse.

You know, the 'eternal flame' is an Illuminati symbol of their victory over an enemy.

Seriously. It is.

Oct 11, 2008

notes on Sarah Palin's natal chart

Okay, here's the thing - my post on Sarah Palin's natal chart has been spruced up with her natal midpoint pictures and three asteroids that relate to power and its use...go to quick notes on Sarah Palin's natal chart to read updated astrology info on this mavericky lady.

And yes, I've mended my ways on the 'Sara' vs 'Sarah' issue concerning Palin with mega-thanks going to my astrology friend, Monica, at Astrology Mundo where articles are fierce thanks to Monica's financial expertise and clear-eyed writing style.

Even if you don't speak 'astrologese' you'll find many articles of interest on Monica's blog!

A good Financial Astrology resource

Thanks to my association with Gather.com I have an astrology friend, Resti Santiago, who practices as a financial astrologer and authors a blog with a refreshing world view which may be of interest to you.

Based in the Philipines, Resti uses Financial Astrology to discuss economic topics such as gold, equity, oil, and the currency market.
Having just read his last several articles I may confidently recommend them to you.

On Oct 7 Resti wrote about the soaring demand for gold coins and how US and Canadian mints have run out. In fact, the US Mint has stopped their production and will not mint them through the rest of 2008. Resti provides useful links within each article for further reading.

Recent birthday boy (Sept 29), Austrian economist and anti-Keynesian, Ludwig Von Mises, is discussed as well along with Resti's valuable insights concerning America's Bailout scheme and its lack of 'bounce' with world markets.

(With transiting Jupiter still opposing US natal and Bush's natal Sun, as I've stated previously, no one is impressed with America's efforts for now.)

Von Mises is the one who informs us that, "Depression is the aftermath of credit expansion," which makes you wonder how Greenspan and Bernanke could have remained unaware of the fact. (Actually, lack of awareness of such common sense principles isn't their problem, imo.)

So if you've room for one more bee in your financial bonnet, please read Resti's analyses of WaMu's failure and Paulson's plan which is being affected by the current phase of Mercury Rx and by Murphy's Law - and find out, if you don't know already, what DGCX stands for.

Hint: the 'D' stands for one of the world's up-and-coming economic centers, Dubai.

Oct 10, 2008

On the Money: quotes of 1929 - 2008

"This economy of ours is on a solid foundation." -Pres Bush, Jan 4 after meeting with the President's Working Group on Financial Markets.

"There is no cause to worry. The high tide of prosperity will continue." -Andrew W. Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury, Sept, 1929

"I hope you're confident about our economy. I am." - Pres Bush, Jan 30, 2008 at the Robinson Helicopter Co. in Torrance, CA

"While the crash only took place six months ago, I am convinced we have now passed the worst and with continued unity of effort we shall rapidly recover. There is one certainty of the future of a people of the resources, intelligence, and character of the people of the United States - that is, prosperity." -President Hoover, May 1, 1930

"Losing a job is painful, and I know Americans are concerned about our economy; so am I. It's clear our economy has slowed, but the good news is, we anticipated this and took decisive action to bolster the economy, by passing a growth package that will put money into the hands of American workers and businesses." -Pres Bush, March 7, 2008 on news that the economy lost 63,000 payroll jobs in February.

"The singular feature of the great crash of '29 was that the worst continued to worsen." -J.K. Galbraith.

"Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom." -Thomas Jefferson

Quotes Round-up from Information Clearing House.

Weekend in Washington: where big bankers meet 10.11.08

This weekend the big money boys and gals are meeting in our nation's capital to chew the fat and wonder aloud how their policies are treating the masses, and how to better cover any shining tushes as may be necessary.

Did you know that there's a personal name asteroid called Rockefellia? (Not a typo.)

The extra 'i' shows how one must settle for similar spellings when it comes to personally named balls of dust and debris that hurtle through space. Each has a heliocentric North Node and Rockefellia's is approximately '18 Libra' - and the Sun's zodiacal position this weekend clocks in at sunrise on Saturday (10.11.08) at 18Lib31.

That's synchronistic enough for me.

By 4:00 pm on Sunday (10.11.08) the Sun reaches 19Lib52, and btw,
'19Lib' is the Fall of the Sun degree...but hey - it's opposite the Sun's Exaltation degree '19Ari' if you prefer to see the astrolabe half full.

So what about the Moon, the daily timer of the whole affair?

Moon begins at sunrise on Saturday at 5Pis19 and reaches 23Pis36 by 4:00 pm Sunday - and conjuncts-crosses-passes tech-savvy Uranus Rx
(Uranus 19Pis36 - 19:33) in the process.

The Sun Lib-Moon Pisces blend has an instructive Image for Integration:

"The curtain comes down, the actor takes off his mask and, in privacy, looks into the mirror to find himself as a child of six with his imaginary friend." (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas & Suzy Harvey.)
~I could say sumpthin' but I won't. Aint Bea wouldn't like it.~

Now Moon-Uranus contacts relate to emotional excitement, strong self-willedness, attentiveness, ambition, female reformers, fanatics, and even some metaphysical science lovers. Will a financial astrologer or two be consulted by these elite power-mongers? Ha!

Well, if old J. P. Morgan himself could use Astrology and the cycles it describes to forecast favorable financial cycles, then this gaggle of ducks certainly can, or have someone do it for them.

"Millionaires don't use Astrology," J. P. pronounced, "billionaires do." Touche!

Other indications with Moon-Uranus contacts are fear, anxiety, and sacrifices toward special objectives. A change in one's circumstances and assistance from others may be part of the weekend picture as well which includes the people (Moon.) (Ebertin, The Combination of Stellar Influences.) Excitable (Uranus) publicity or public relations (Moon) may result.

The asteroid Eros is said to be strong when in contact with the Sun as it will be Saturday and Sunday. Eros = 'the piercing' and with the Sun as Leo's ruler relating to the heart, deeply felt separations may be on the menu esp with Mercury Rx - not the best time for negotiations, or at least, do read the fine print. Loopholes may be secreted into documents with Mercury Rx.

Yet agreements are definitely needed, but Eros piercing the Sun in Libra, sign of partnerships, may indicate a breach just when the world needs extraordinary cooperation. Can these professional negotiators and financiers pull a rabbit of harmony out of their fancy top hats?

Now you've noticed that the Sun's Sabian Symbol for Saturday's sunrise degree, '19Libra' = "A Gang of Robbers in Hiding" which is the Symbol of the day. And yes! the term, robber barons, comes to mind. Well, old J. P. was one of 'em, too.

Plus, '19Lib' is the degree of America's Secondary Progressed Mars now Rx (and as such, in need of retraction and redeployment, and less spending on military misadventures. In fact, US tax payers can't afford to invade Mayberry RFD now even if we tried which is considered a + by some folks including my Aint Bea.)

Okay, perhaps not all the participants are robbers (or maybe some of them are bandits in plain sight - right under our snoots.)

When the Sun rises Saturday, at Midheaven (the Why? or Aspiration Point of the chart) nestles another telling asteroid on this important chart angle...Panacea.

Will fatcat money mavens deliver a panacea for our panic?

Asteroid Pan Rx in early Gemini is at the Foundation Point (Ic) of Sunday's 4:00 pm chart...which answers the questions: Why? Panacea - How? Pan.

ASC = What? "A Gang of Robbers in Hiding", and Where doth it lead? to '19Ari' = "The Magic Carpet of Oriental Imagery."

First thought: perhaps they're heading for Dubai as soon as our pesky problems are smoothed and papered over!

As you know, the sign Gemini and the archetype of Pan are both associated with trickster elements in myth and horoscopery. Then there's gold-worshipping Midas Rx and still less than 3 degrees from ancient Pan, which is linked with Capricorn, the mer-goat (or the Goat of Mendes, if you prefer - we are talking Washington, DC here.)

So whatever panacea or poultice they decide to apply after this weekend's meetings end and lofty conclusions from on-high are pontificated to the worried rabble, we-the-masses must hope that these financial 'experts' will finally show themselves worthy of the trust which they so thoughtlessly tossed aside in their gold rush to world domination - and allow the global economy to heal from the wounds of their careless and grasping ways.

Oct 9, 2008

Pakistan an acronym yet more

With our historic and much-maligned lack of knowledge of other places, most Americans know little of Pakistan which is so much in the news today with al-Qaeda in the hills and unauthorized forays by the US military into the region's sovereign territory.

However, 'sovereign territory' may not precisely describe what most people think of as 'Pakistan' for this area of the world is not a real nation but an acronym devised in the 1930s by *Chaudhary Rahmat Ali.

The acronym stands for: Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir, and Indus-Sind, with 'stan' meaning 'land.'

In the Urdu language the resultig acronym means land of the pure; the reason the 'P' comes first is because Pakistan is the property of the Punjabi military caste. This caste loathed Benazir Bhutto because she hailed from Sind so apparently wasn't fit for much.

Too bad for the people of Pakistan because ideas for the common good of any country should be followed no matter their source.

Ahh, the elusive and never-ending War On Terror.

So with Bush's stirring up, the last few years there's been a reorganized, reconstituted al-Qaeda incubating and being protected within the Federally Administered Tribal Regions and the city of Quetta, with the current US administration being foolhardy enough to step right into the quicksand of a centuries-old situation - ancient rivalries best left alone like any ill-advised Middle Eastern foray that should be better thought of before rushing in on fool's errands.

Well, you know that decisions for US Middle Eastern misadventures have never been up to me, of course, but if they were, I'd whole-heartedly follow my mother's sage advice well before the high-handedness of a neocon chicken hawk's druthers:

never go where you're not invited, never stay where you're merely tolerated.

And that, m'peops, would have had the added benefit of keeping Bush43 out of the White House in the first place.


Cussedly I failed to capture a link for part of the above Pakistan info but I believe some of it came from Wikpedia and some from a Slate Magazine article by Christopher Hitchens, *Pakistan Is the Problem.

Can you ever forgive me?

Sen Jim Webb objects to propaganda campaign in Iraq

Senator Jim Webb Urges a Halt to US Propaganda in Iraq by sending Secretary of Defense Robert Gates a letter concerning Bush administration attempts to sway the Iraqi people to the wonderfulness of the US occupation.

Senator Webb also sent a letter to Carl Levin requesting hearings for the 111th Congress' new session (reconvenes Jan 3, 2009) to discuss the DOD "strategic communications programs" which are costing US tax payers $300 million - if indeed that's where all these particular millions are going and if their numbers are reasonably correct.

This is $300 million wasted for certain because who does the DOD think they're foolin'?

And yet we know that most Washington politicians much prefer that fuzzy math we used to hear so much about.

Click the second link to read a few notes on and see an image of Jim Webb's natal chart using a sunrise (solar) map for Feb 9, 1946, St. Joseph, Missouri.

You'll see by his natal chart that Webb is one who really knows how to get all mavericky up in there.


Do you like political cat limericks, by any chance? If so Mr.A.Cat has had me publish A Kitten from Keating at Lim's Limericks, (with an enticing photo of Princess Grace complimentary) if you're game.

The coup'ing of America: Naomi Wolf video

Author of Give Me Liberty, feminist, and social critic Naomi Wolf says that we-the-people are obliged by the Founding Fathers to speak freely.

America's Founders set up the people to be in charge and to be the engine of change. We have a right and a duty to depose tyrants whose totalitarian script has been followed in decades past. We must educate ourselves anew through the hazy mists of fearmongering and "emergency" passages of bills that are secretly laden with fascist-inspired fine print.

Congress has proven time and again that 'it' won't stop them.

We are our only hope.

Please watch this 27+ minute interview and take to heart the mess America is in - there's very little time left to toss out the criminals who have taken over our nation and now march us into fascism. And as America goes, so goes the world.

We-the-people have been coup'd. I am an American - a Child of the Revolution - and I dissent.

November elections and Sun Libra-Moon AQ

"The Democrats think Republicans are stealing elections. The Republicans think Democrats are stealing elections. And those of us independent of the two old parties know they are both right."

Kevin Zeese

"Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates."

Gore Vidal

"Elections are held to delude the populace into believing that they are participating in government."

Gerald F. Lieberman


Above apt quotes are provided compliments of the excellent Information Clearing House Newsletter, and details of calmer climate indications with Sun in Libra-Moon in Aquarius today are brought to you by your reluctant astrologer.

("Reluctant" would be me - I didn't want to be an astrologer, but we are said to be 'slaves' of our 10th house planets - and mine is Uranus in Gemini.)

Oct 8, 2008

EU and euro on life support?

The Financial Crisis Could be the Euro's Death Knell...and even end the shambolic EU

By Christopher Booker

The truth is that this massive banking crisis has exposed the hollowness, the impotence, and the hypocrisy of the European Union like nothing before in its history. #

(And I thought things were supposed to be so idyllic there with America footing their military bills and EU-ers enjoying life so much more fully than we silly Americans can do.)

Palin's password: man indicted

Palin Email Hack: Man Indicted at HuffPo has a few details on Mike Kernell, 20, son of state lawmaker David Kernell (D-TN), if you haven't heard that the hacking mystery is solved.

The state rep says he was not involved in the scheme, but his son, an economics major at the University of Tennessee, is in deep federal waters here and faces up to 5 years in prison among other things.

Whether it was love, curiosity, the devil making him do it, or misguided political shenanigans, Kernell will rue September 16, the day he reset Palin's password and publicly outed her emails.

Oct 7, 2008

Kucinich on Dems' bailout betrayal

Kucinich on the Democrats' bailout betrayal tells more truth than Biden or Obama want you know about this financial charade we're being scammed by.

Kucinich notes that Barack Obama voted for the bill in case the markets fell sharply otherwise and he'd lose the election. That's what the kerfluffle was about, all that hemming and hawing and postponing going home to face irate constituents.

Scaredy cats and fatcats.

Without Kucinich, Paul, Kaptur, and Sanders, and perhaps a few others, we'd never hear a true word spoken on Capitol Hill from that Masonic Temple we call the Capitol Building.

And McCain is just as bad except that he can't talk economic language (doublespeak) as well in front of a camera as Obama.

Some choice we get with class warfaring Pluto-Chiron plutocrats who are laughing all the way to the bank. 1999 was the year of the Financial Services Modernization Act that destroyed the protections of 1933's Glass-Steagall Act...and Dec 30, 1999 was the Great Conjunction of Pluto and Chiron.

How happy they must've been! FDR's New Deal finally placed on the road to ruin in one fell swoop...no money for pesky old entitlements now!

So when Capitol Hill Theater (Bailout from Hades, Acts I and II) was in full swing I wrote: just see what the outcome is no matter what they say on the floor or in the press (or words to that effect.) And lo and behold they had their way and ignored ours even though we contacted our "reps" 100 to 1 Against the 'bailout bill' for Wall Street.

You know this manufactured 'credit crunch' means that all the mega-liquidity the Fed and Treasury have poured into the system is being hoarded by banks - and by banks that are more like oil companies than most people realize.

So I can't wait to hear during tonight's townhall debate which is hemming and which one is hawing the loudest. Perhaps they'll take turns.

As you know, the Bailout Bill won't fix anything for the middle class but it will continue to undermine all but the topcats.

About the only thing the Robber Baron class is missing in 2008 from their Industrial Revolution Days of yore is their fancy tophats where they can be more easily recognized.

Monopoly, anyone?

What didn't happen at Tora Bora

Elite Officer Recalls Bin Laden Hunt: US Officials Stopped Plans to Kill Bin Laden


"Our job was to go find him, capture or kill him, and we knew the writing on the wall was to kill him because nobody wanted to bring Osama bin Laden back to stand trial in the United States somewhere...

And what does Congress do?

Two articles if you're up for them:

French Premier Francois Fillon: We're on "The Edge of The Abyss"

By Mike Whitney

People are scared and removing their money from the banks and money markets which is intensifying the freeze in the credit markets and driving stocks into the ground like a tent stake. Meanwhile, our leaders are "caught in theheadlights", still believing they can "finesse" their way through the biggest economic cataclysm since the Great Depression. It's madness.


Down the Road to Serfdom

By Ann Berg

So here we are: a phony monetary system, $3 trillion wasted on wars, and acitizenry mired in debt. And what does Congress do? It adds more debt - a trillion dollars, just for starters, since once starting down this slippery slope, it won't be able to stop.

Don't know about you but I'm staying cool, staying with my bank. Panic is what 'they' want us to do - so I won't. Staying away from the voting booth in November is what 'they' want us to do - so I will not.

Although my Jupiter-Saturn trine is outraged by their blatant thieveries, we Capricorns can be so cussedly stubborn, can't we?

Oct 6, 2008

Election Protection WIKI now live!

Wikipedia's Election Protection went Live today, Oct 6!

A project of the Center for Media and Democracy, check out what you can do to ensure election integrity and help track voter suppression, too.

Some jokers will try ANYthing to win so let's keep our eyes peeled and our game on...after all, the Sabian Symbol for 2009's Inaugural Moon (noon, Jan 20) is '30Scorpio' = "A Halloween Jester."

Adriano Carelli gives a symbol for '30Sco' too, it's "A very large-headed snake." I can think of several politicians this would describe although the Moon in a national chart represents the people!

But perhaps such a Moon on such a public day may, on some level, also signify a famous individual of note who represents the people....supposedly our 'stand-in' although things seldom work that way anymore.

Carelli's fills in the picture with "will exert the greatest influence on his neighbors through his mastery of words, which will enable him to hold a nearly irresistible and hypnotic sway over others with the greatest parsimony of sentences" (probably not Joe Biden! more like Obama)...has "wariness, wisdom, and skill in the highest measure, which can be sublimated into the cardinal virtue of prudence, and as easily swerve into ignoble cunning, sneaking toadyism, venemous treacherousness."


Carelli goes to mention debates and one who has "an uncanny knack of shifting any argument onto ground most favorable to himself" (herself = Palin?) and to "let opponents dig their own graves with statements jeopardizing their own case"...this is a "double-tongued trickster," he says.

So there's the trickster - jester element again, so of course we must remember Rovian tricks while hoping that the Democratic ticket will bring some small measure of improvement for what's really the only nag in the race:

America...once known as...