May 31, 2009

Obama to Cairo June 2009: shamanism afoot the sands?

It is a stunningly beautiful Sunday afternoon here and company is on the way. So this is a mere shout-out to a fresh post on another of my blogs concerning President Obama's trip to Cairo, Egypt June 4, 2009 and the possible shamanism/priesthood connotations in the Astrology of this historic journey...a sitting US president setting a well-heeled toe onto Muslim sands.

And after I suffered a fit of cross-pollination, you'll see that the above-linked post shouts-out to my latest blog, Two Hours You'll Never Get Back for its newly added feature on the Mythologies of Astrology's smaller bodies such as asteroids, trans-neptunian objects (TNOs), and dwarf planets, where it attempts to highlight their archetypal meanings. (See 2Hrs' sidebar column under image: 'A Large Disappt'd Audience' for Mythology links list.)

image: Planets at Play, jc 2009+

May 30, 2009

The Shell Oil video you're not supposed to see

Since this is the video about Nigeria that Shell Oil 'doesn't want you to see' then you know it had to be posted here!

(8 1/2 mins long)

Larry Summers be gone!

You knew it too, didn't you? That Pres. Obama's appointment of Larry Summers to his Econo-Team would eventually bite the president in the tushie.

Apparently it's been chomping from the start and before.

And here's a little fraud and corruption of the BlackRock variety. Hope the Obamas are enjoying their Broadway play and dinner tonight in NYC...while the nation's coffers are burning into cinders.

Perhaps a fiddle tune with your pasta, Michelle?

May 29, 2009

NYSE: natal horoscope and the Up day of May 29, 2009

Thirsty for financial news (however bubbly) that doesn't suck?

US Stocks Rally, Capping 3-Month Advance for the S&P 500 by Rita Nazareth at Bloomberg News has all manner of fuzzy news concerning Friday's rally on Wall Street.

Seems the S&P 500 was friskin' around the floor Friday like a newborn philly, while the final half-hour of trading (the Bloomberg article cites the minutes from 3:30 pm to 4:03 pm edt (May 29, 2009, NYC) for the 'action time' and it is very refreshing to read a definite time for one who sets up Astrology charts - the final half-hour displayed a sparkle of positive activity and...gains were made.

In her article, Rita Nazareth makes no mention of this past Tuesday, May 27's Great Conjunction of Jupiter (money; expansion; largess; joviality) and Neptune (expansion through seepage; mergings; inspiration; undermining conditions; deception; fraud; lies) but why would she in a financial news article?

May 27 was the first of their three conjunctions, and most fortunately for you, you understand the inflationary implications of a new cycle of Jupiter/Neptune beginning now. The rest of 2009 is marked with a heady scent as their cozy tango in the glow of Neptune's candlelight haze will be completed in December. Yet their synergistic perfume will linger in the air into 2010, to be overcome off and on by other fragrances, some pleasant, some...well...stinky.

You see, the NYSE (May 17, 1792, 7:52 am lmt (not certain where the time came from but it's in use quite a bit - 'under the Buttonwood Tree' and all that, NYC) had its Pre-Natal Eclipse Series manifest once again on August 1, 2008 at '10 Leo' - the calamitous Beijing Olympics Eclipse, in fact, with horrific earthquake following, markets in turmoil (also affected by the Lunar Eclipse of August 16, 2008), and financial confidence generally dissipating into thin air.

The August 2008 Solar Eclipse falls in the 10 South Series: 'breaking out of a very negative situation where no hope can be seen to a space containing more options; a worry suddenly clears; a solution is shown by the cosmos and must be taken up without delay.' (Brady's Predictive Astrology.)

And off the top of my head I know three entities with natal Mercury at '10 Leo': George W. Bush, the Republican Party, and Alberto Gonzales. Perhaps the 2008 Capitol Hill Theater season performed during the presidential campaign, with its mummery of a 'financial crisis' or 'meltdown' made dramatic by their 'must rush back to Washington to save the entire banking system' schtick - were expressions of the above-described Eclipse influence.

And admittedly the 'meltdown' could have come from US-based opertives or from abroad bwo system hack attacks: transiting Uranus (electronics; technologies) crossing the NYSE's natal Midheaven of late (Mc = 23Pis21), from the 'foreign lands' 9th house into the 10th house of Career and Public Standing. Uranus in Pisces has a difficult time staying successfully hidden as Pisces prefers while being the planet of lightening, for cryin' out loud...aka The Awakener.

And you know that natally, NYSE has a Jupiter/Neptune conjunction in Airy Libra, don't you? At 22Lib57 Rx and 27Lib42 Rx respectively; this is the degree area of two Fixed Stars of success: Arcturus and Spica. Jup/Nep's penchant for speculating is well-placed in NYSE's natal 4th house (Foundation.)

The recent Mercury retrograde period has affected NYSE's natal Mercury tremendously with n Mercury 23Tau50 Rx. Mercury's Rx condition gave three passes to natal Mercury resulting in a three-fer Mercury Return: April 23; May 25 Rx; and June 4, 2009.

Natal Sun is also in 8th house of Debt, Credit, Insurance, Shared Resources, etc at 27Tau12, and this Sun/Mercury degree area covers two nasty, hard to control Fixed Stars: Algol and Capulus.

So on Friday, May 29, 2009 at 3:30 pm edt when numbers began bouncing Up, Sun 8Gem33 was conjoined to transiting Midas, of gold-hoarding fame...and at the end of the 8th house just before the 9th cusp. Mercury 22Tau56 Rx was in 8th house as well, and at the degree '23Tau' of the Great Conjunction of the Societal Planets, Jupiter and Saturn (May 28, 2000 - a cycle that relates directly to markets)...'23Tau': 'A Jewelry Shop Filled with the Most Magnificent Gems.'

And Jup/Nep has a 20-year cycle so we're still in it - they're past the trine and are heading for opposition, a tug of war between Jupiter's expansion and Saturn's restriction.

This Mercurial triggering of 2000's Jup/Sat conjunction gives a midpoint picture to, perhaps a meeting (Mercury) took place relating to the plans of May/June 2000 (Jup/Sat - which reminds us of the dot com bubble and a housing bubble inflating even then.)

Jupiter/Saturn = Mercury: a search for variety and change; studying hard, asking the right questions; the desire to make changes; a journey; a fortunate separation. (Buh bye, Mr. Bank of America man - resigning before the sheriff shows?)

Yes, if Wall Street gentry admitted they (or those in their employ) use Astrology as did old J.P. Morgan, some of their secrets might be apparent thus providing a little pre-warning for we-the-unwary. Or then we'd be wary, but that wouldn't sex up the high-stakes game enough for those who are accustomed to playing a rigged house where they always come out the ultimate winners.


Midpoint pictures: Tyl; Ebertin.

Some words from Montesquieu, Mencken, and Jefferson

"The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded." C. L. De Montesquieu [Montesquieu, Charles Louis de Secondat] (1689-1755) Baron de Montesquieu, Source: The Spirit of the Laws, VIII, 1752

"I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave." H.L. Mencken

"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government." Thomas Jefferson

Today's Quote Round-Up compliments of Information Clearing House where you may wish to sign up for a Newsletter, but a warning: it isn't info for the faint of heart. Not much is these days, is it?

May 28, 2009

Amy Goodman on the True Cost of Oil

Chevron, Shell and the True Cost of Oil

By Amy Goodman

The economy is a shambles, unemployment is soaring, the auto industry is collapsing. But profits are higher than ever at oil companies Chevron and Shell. Yet across the globe, from the Ecuadorian jungle, to the Niger Delta in Nigeria, to the courtrooms and streets of New York and San Ramon, Calif., people are fighting back against the world's oil giants.


Curses! This means that the Oilcan Harries of the world must beware.

Frederick Douglass on the Life of the Nation

Uh oh...

"The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous."

Frederick Douglass (1818- 1895), Escaped slave, abolitionist, author, editor of the North Star and later of the New National Era.

May 27, 2009

Is the US Constitution a Solar Cult document?

At TarotScopes, Michael Tsarion has published an interesting treatment of the US Constitution and the motives of the ruling oligarchy who ratified it on June 21, 1788.

And I was just preparing to post the Summer Solstice chart for June 21, 2009! Well, this blog is called Stars Over Washington, after all.

But now the 2009 chart's import may be superseded by the ratification of the US Constitution *221 years ago on June 21, an Atonist festival day when the sun ascends to its highest point in the zodiac (as experienced from Earth.) Naturally, astrologers of the day (who bordered on the verge of being what today we call astronomers) would have been aware of this fact about June 21, 1788, and, desirous of success, acted according to the import of the event (ratification, the So Below) which they synchronized with the celestial imprimatur of the moment (As Above...)

And 00Can00 is one of the World Points of Prominence (00Aries/Libra, 00Can/Cap, the Cardinal Cross of action where world events may manifest when stimulated by transits or progressions.)

Tsarion's article calls the Constitution a 'Solar Cult document' which he says refers to We The People, not as we've always believed (the citizenry), but to the ruling over-class itself. He goes on and you may wish to check it out - I would, if I were you.

For some years I've accepted the idea that many of our Founding, Founders...were astrologers, but don't fret - Astrology wasn't poo-pooed in the 18th century as it is now. Actually, it was considered for centuries to be part of a well-rounded education...imagine that! Yet there are those even now who have interests in this ancient and powerful tool not being used by the masses. That's part of why Pluto was 'demoted' - as if astrologers would forget the saboteur's existence and its secret hand connotations. Puh!

Now the Vatican might tell you they don't 'use' Astrology, but centuries of known papal birth charts prove them duplicitous on the subject. They caution ordinary folk away from its use, just as do most other denominations and churches. Mmm-hmm. Did God set the Earth inside a Great Cosmic Clock we call our Solar System or did He not? Are monthly calendars based on the Moon's transits, years based on the Earth's orbit round the Sun? Did God name the Fixed Stars such as Betelgeuse and Regulus as mentioned by name in the Bible?

You betcha. Astrology brings the element of Time to the table which no other system of understanding can bring. As the Bible famously advises us: Know thyself. And Astrology studies help in this endeavor tremendously.

So apparently I soon will be posting here the Solar Return chart for the US Constitution using the Sun's 00Can00:00 moment from June 21, 1788 (to base the Return chart upon) when the document was ratified 'behind closed doors' and away from the prying eyes and the expressed opposition of a majority of the American people of the day.

Stay tuned, m'peops....


*221 years = 221 degrees = 11 Scorpio...Sabian Symbol: "A Drowning Man Is Being Rescued" in an evolutionary sense (June 21, 2009) as it relates to the US Constitution of 1788.

Rudhyar gives this degree's Keynote as: "The deep concern of the social group for the safety of individuals." Sounds good, doesn't it? He continues: "The HUMANITARIANISM thus displayed has deep cultural roots."

Or so we've always been sold.

Andrew Jackson 1829/1833: banks take over US

Guess my ancestry makes me more of an agrarian American in the Jefferson mold rather than a banking maven, hence my interest in the subject of Pres. Andrew Jackson who was not a fan of the US' Second Bank which had 'helped start the Panic of 1819.'

First elected in 1828 during a Saturn/Uranus opposition (as was Barack Obama Nov 2008 and the opposition is ongoing), Andrew Jackson won the presidency as a rough war hero who was a man of the people...a democrat, we may say. The native peoples got a raw deal from him as he sought to expand America into the West and this may be the biggest stain upon his presidency.

My Indian heritage has never been happy about this facet of his leadership, for being an American is a paradoxical thing. In his book,The Secret History of the West, author Nicholas Hagger notes the tall, red-haired Andrew Jackson as "the consolidator of the American Revolution." The book includes much history of Jackson's exploits.

And the US Constitution ignored the American Indians entirely even though the document and our Bill of Rights as 'freedom documents' both owe huge debts of gratitude to the Iroquois Confederacy for what we think of as our Founding Fathers' mental brilliance. Greek precepts are apparent, Weishaupt's Illuminati, and Freemason input are in evidence, yes, but the Iroquoi Nation was on the continent bringing peace and democratic governance before we arrived, hello!

In fact, US natal Sun's Sabian Symbol for '14 Cancer' is: "A Very Old Man Facing a Vast Dark Space to the Northeast"...Iroquoi territory was in the northeast, 'very old man' is a wisdom figure.

Back to Bossy Bankers in Government:

Jackson entered the Oval Office with the intent of reforming the Second Bank which he thought had too much control of our national government in an unconstitutional manner (and he was right - look at the high-handed Federal Banking System now.)

Here's the text of Jackson's first Inaugural Address of March 4, 1829, worth a review considering today's manufactured 'financial crisis.'

Check out it out: banks were taking great amounts of public monies then too.

And if you follow one link here today, let it be Pres. Jackson's Veto Message to the Senate of July 10, 1832 when he nixed the bill "to modify and continue" the act entitled 'An act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States' which was presented to him on July 4, 1832.

He was not pleased. Congress had ignored his concerns and the presentiments he voiced in his first term, so he vetoed the bill in 1832 while again noting his objections.

One of the more well-known of his objections was the specter of bank stocks passing into foreign hands and what would then be America's 'condition' if we were to become involved in a war with that country. Yeah, well, the congressional horses left that barn a long time ago. Guess the speculators weren't concerned since their affections lay elsewhere than on American soil. And we're suffering from the results now.

Well, it's been one-hundred-seventy-six years since 1833 and here's the text of Jackson's second address of March 4, 1833, if you'd like to see how he got on and what he had to say about it.

And 2009's Score so far? American people: -0-, Banks: the whole enchilada.

Saturn/Uranus opposition Sept 2009 and the NWO

Recently I glommed onto Melody Scott Zindell's writings on New World Order subjects at Astrology of Conspiracy and thought you might want to check out her 2009 and the New World Order post which contains a list of 2009/10 transits such as the 3rd and last exact opposition between Saturn and Uranus on Sept 10 - 17, 2009, on the 24Vir/Pisc axis.

If you allow a 2 degree orb, Saturn's position is near US natal Neptune 22Vir54, the 'grim reality' transit, yet also when dreams and ideals (Nep) may be made real (Saturn.) But higher forces such as the power elite know the Astrology of it as well so let's not crow about it just yet. Read on....

In her previous post, Melody discusses Henry Kissinger's recent statement on CNBC's Squawk on the Street about Barack Obama's suitability for continuing the promotion of the NWO agenda (as I have groused about here and elsewhere)'s an excerpt:

"His (Obama's) task will be to develop an overall strategy for America in this period when, really, a new world order can be created. It's a great opportunity, it isn't just a crisis." - Henry Kissinger

Yes, crises manufactured in order to create opportunity by and for elite geezers like you!

And yes, I know the I Ching has given that advice for centuries: 'see crisis as opportunity.'

Still I wonder if 'his task' was imparted to then-candidate Obama when he slipped away from his campaign plane (with reporters already on board - Robert Gibbs attempted to cover for Obama's whereabouts and singular behavior) to attend June 2008's Bilderberg Group meeting in Chantilly, Virginia?

He got their okay-for-prez nod then, if not before. And a few NWO/*NAU 'marching orders' too, this populist imagines.

Well, here's something of an astrological description of the sort of crisis as opportunity time period that Kissinger is so happily crowing about these days. He simply can't wait to throttle the globe.


*NAU = North American Union being planned by Bilderbergers as was the EU. They got their way then, they're getting it now if you look at the weakening of the US dollar which must be crashed to smithereens to make the NAU seem more palatable to the masses.

Space Station Flares intense but not a mystery

Often the SpaceWeather News arrives a day late but is always timely for astronomical events...

Space Weather News for May 26, 2009

SPACE STATION FLARES: Lately, a growing number of observers are reporting intense "flares" coming from the International Space Station (ISS). During some night time flybys, the luminosity of the space station surges 10-fold or more. Some people have witnessed flares of magnitude -8 or twenty-five times brighter than Venus.

A movie featured on today's edition of shows what is happening: sunlight glints from the station's recently expanded solar arrays in a shadow-casting flash.

Currently, the flares are unpredictable. You watch a flyby not knowing if one will happen or how bright it might be. That's what makes the hunt for "ISS flares" so much fun. Sky watchers in North America should be alert for flares this week. The ISS is making a series of evening passes over many US and Canadian towns and cities.

Flyby times are available from Simple Satellite Tracker.

Would you like a phone call when the ISS is about to fly over your hometown? Sign up for Space Weather Phone!

Got blogging troubles of my own...

By a synchronistic 'accident' I ran across a Blogger Known Issue about some bloggers such as moi having trouble with IE giving 'operation aborted' messages, an annoyance that began here about a week ago.

Blogger's suggestion is that the Followers widget (what I term 'Favored Visitors' because they are) be moved lower in the sidebar. When my first try wasn't enough of a relocation, I moved it lower.

Then it occurred to me that the Moon of the Day widget/photo had caused problems before so why not remove it for now? So far things are working more smoothly.

Woo, I hope it lasts! And when Blogger gets their Followers conflict resolved we'll all be rollin' in green clover and it will sassily move up to where it was before!

Reaching deals with the WTO

If SO'W had a New World Order Watch feature, this article would probably be part of it.

As it is you're stuck with me.

May 26, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor (6.25.54) nom'd for SCOTUS 5.26.09

Update Wednesday 5.27.09: here's Robert Reich weighing in on the Republicans v Sotomayor question.

Original post starts here if you don't stop reading immediately:

NPR has live-blogged this morning's announcement by the president of his nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court Justice. If confirmed, Sotomayor will be only the 3rd woman ever to serve and the 1st Hispanic on the SCOTUS bench.

When Pres. Obama began his announcement this morning (10:15 am edt), 4Leo50 was rising with his natal Sun '13Leo' in tow, and his natal Mercury just risen.

Moon 4Can31 (conj 12th cusp of the announcement) conjuncts Sotomayor's natal Sun, a small indicator of new beginnings, yet the Moon makes no applying aspects, however, in the announcement chart, and is out-of-bounds of the earthly plane (which may only signify that she currently is not in the circuit or on the SC bench as of yet.)

A quick Wiki tells us that she was born in the Bronx, NY, on June 25, 1954. The Moon was in Aries for most of the 24-hour period but moved into Taurus, sign of the values preserver. This tallies with her statement this morning about the US Constitution and the Founding Fathers, but we'll see. I'll supply the 'Images for Integration' for Sun Can-Moon Aries/Taurus and you may compare them if you like.

But going by today's nom announcement chart with messenger Mercury Rx 23Tau35 and Pluto 2Cap40 Rx opposing her natal Sun, I'm not certain the secret hand of manipulating Pluto will allow her confirmation, although personally I'm reasonably happy with the possibility of her serving on the SC bench.

As was noted afterwards by NPR's Nina Totenberg (see NPR coverage above), the Republicans will have difficulty opposing an Hispanic, and her judicial record is "not particularly controversial." Oh the tangled webs...

Plus: she's been called 'The Woman Who Saved Baseball' because she quickly ended the 1994/95 strike!

Yet I'm sure the GOP have their 'she's liberal and an activist' brushes out and are busy painting posters and funding ads galore to undermine, not just Sotomayor, but to gum up a successful, trouble-free SC nom from a Democratic president, his first but probably not his last. Politics put ahead of the nation's sake, hmm?

Sun Can-Moon Aries (Water-Fire): A suffragette takes to the barricades in aid of her cause...A quiet home-body becomes a sports champion.

Sun Can-Moon Tau (Water-Earth): A family photo album...A flourishing family business...A painter captures the taste and smell of a landscape. (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas & Suzi Harvey.)

Aries is the sign of the pioneer, of numero uno, which certainly fits her opportunity for SCOTUS.

But considering Pres. Obama's remarks about her this morning, about how she's "rooted in the real world" and has not forgotten where she came from, I'll vote for Sun Can-Moon Taurus, for now. And she gave her mother, who was in the audience, a big shout-out for making her who she is.

Yet if Sonia Sotomayor as SC Justice doesn't please those in charge of the whole ballgame, this post and my surmises on her Moon sign will turn out to be moot in the end.


Read more on tactics against Sotomayor's nomination: 'Enemy of the White Male'!

May 25, 2009

It's him not me, right? So it's off to war we go

Here are two quotes that concern enemies, outer and inner, one from Eric Fromm, one from Mohandas Gandhi. You may think they are diametrically opposed to my previous post's content below about Memorial Day and how we celebrate it...and you'd be right:

"Another nation is made out to be utterly depraved and fiendish, while one's own nation stands for everything that is good and noble. Every action of the enemy is judged by one standard - every action of oneself by another. Even good deeds by the enemy are considered a sign of particular devilishness, meant to deceive us and the world, while our bad deeds are necessary and justified by our noble goals, which they serve." Eric Fromm

(Fromm describes a basic tenet of propagandizing the people of a nation into accepting war through use of an emotionally rationalized agenda of double standards and the human trait of projecting onto others what we're desperate to deny within ourselves. ID the monsters!)

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty and democracy?" Mohandas Gandhi.

(Indeed. It makes no difference whatsoever. jc)

May 24, 2009

forgotten: the cost of a free and undivided republic?

"Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten as a people the cost of a free and undivided republic."

- General Logan, May 5, 1868

May 5, 1868: Sun conjunct Pluto 15 Taurus, the Oxen Point. At noon in DC (and operative for the day) the strongest midpoint picture I see is: Pluto/NN = Uranus: an intense need for recognition; crush the opposition. (Tyl.) Oh dear - sounds like Gen. Logan was taking a...dare I say it...political stand.

Yet on another level 'recognition' may refer to the day of recognition of the fallen. Midpoint pictures may work in an any, all, or none manner for manifestation often depends on being triggered by transits or progressions...or as transits themselves, they may stimulate an individual's, an entity's, or an event chart's placements.)

Yes, General Logan's sentiments are noble words for noble standards, portraying the lofty ideals which America, we've always been told, was founded upon.

My problem is that usurpers who coup our government, with their comperes - the possessors of concentrated wealth who have *always been in control and have manipulated our natural sense of patriotism against us, against those who serve - hide behind our patriotism as a cynical means of establishing their own personal armed forces.

A standing army is a bad idea for the health of the nation, said the Founders, but Capitol Hill tossed that idea out the White House window several decades ago in the interests of grasping and holding political power.

Like Lucifer's suave entry into the matrix of this world by way of a lie, to motivate us into war required a lying way of insinuation and jingoist hype to pull the wool over the sheeple's eyes. Propaganda? Yes, Memorial Day is progandistic to the extent that each citizen allows it to be used as such.

And there's no telling what subliminal messages they're preparing for us after we're triumphantly shoved across the 'Digital Divide' in June. For one thing, more political polarization, I assume, as in: 'Digitally Divide and Conquer.' The best slaves are unaware of their enslavement!

Yet families with fallen loved ones have feelings informed by experience, and if one goes back to all US wars, here and abroad, a larger percentage of our populace have fallen family members to remember on Memorial Day.

My great-great grandfather, Turner Simmons, is buried at **Goldsboro, NC, perhaps in the mass grave there, perhaps not. Either way his sacrifice remains valuable to my family and to the nation and was certainly a huge blow to my mother's side of the family and to the wife and children he sadly left behind.

My dad's side of the family lost at least two brothers that I know of, also in the 'Civil' War, and one of them was the eldest of the crew born in Oglethorpe County, GA, circa 1821+. I believe these ancestral losses and the grief associated with them are in my DNA...I have great interest in studying the Civil War but can only take so much at once before a sense of deep despair overcomes my empathetic heart, and I must end my delving for a time.

Since Hawaii's Senator Inouye first introduced a bill to restore Memorial Day to May 30 (March 17, 1989), Memorial Day as a tribute of gratitude to America's fallen has degenerated into vacation activities for most of us. I have no problem with the restoration of the May 30 date (of my childhood - I am a child of the Revolution as are many) but must wonder what Congress thought it was up to when it changed the date.

(My first intuition is that they were up to No Good, of course!)

So if you'd like a better presentation of these ideas than I can give you, I recommend David Merchant's website set up to argue persuasively for the restoration to May 30 as Memorial Day and as a higher mark of respect for America's fallen than a 3-day weekend of cook-outs and weiner roasts can ever be.


*(US Pluto in Capricorn out-of-bounds of the earthly plane - not party to the other actors except for a loosey goosey relationship with Mars in Gemini and Venus in Cancer, also OOBs in the July 4, 1776 chart.)

**Georgia's 3rd under Gen. Ambrose Wright, Gen. Burnside's NC Expedition engaged the 21st Massachusetts and 51st Pennsylvania forces, commander: Brig. Gen. Jesse Lee Reno; April 19 - 22, 1862, known as 'Camden County' or the Battle of South Mills. The Confederates were building ironclads at Norfolk and so the march to carnage was on.

May 23, 2009

Astrology of Assassination: Berlin, June 2, 1967

Update June 11, 2009: Der Spiegel has revealed more on the Benno Ohnesorg assassination case.

Original post begins here:

Somehow today I've gotten onto the track of an assassination in Berlin during student protests of the shah of Iran's brutal regime (June 2, 1967) and have posted some astrological details of the fatal evening's event on my new blog Two Hours You'll Never Get Back...but it won't take you anywhere near two hours to check it out, I promise!

Forensic Astrology is a fascinating branch of the venerable art, and I only wish I had more time (and dependable sources) to perpetrate more of it for elucidating purposes.

Orwell defines 'political language'

"Political designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."

George Orwell

"The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people."

Frank Kent


Quotes compliments of the excellent news source Information Clearing House Newsletter: do subscribe now!

May 21, 2009

This 23-second Library of Congress video of an Edison Kinescopic Record of a Sneeze from Jan 7, 1894 intrigues me...I can't seem to get enough of watching a piece of relicky film history from JANUARY 7, 1894!

Astrology of 2008 - 2010: Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto

A favorite astrologer of mine, John Townley, has written an excellent column on the Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto energies affecting our economy and society since 2008. John's article guides us effortly into 2010 with tips on the meaning of retrograde periods where we rest along the way, for Rxs are pause times suitable for preparation before the next wave rolls in!

May 20, 2009

Obama calls Space Shuttle Atlantis 5.20.09: audio link

Today at 5:45 pm edt, President Obama called the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and I can hook you up with the audio of the call here if you like.

At 5:45 pm edt in Washington, DC, Hour of Saturn (14Vir55; in 11th house), 00Sco26 was Rising.

Rounding up to '1 Scorpio' the ASC conjuncts the natal Sun's degree of the New World Order (Oct 24, 1993; determined by the Uranus/Neptune Conjunction #3); Sun 00Gem00 is in 8th house, and Moon 12Ari17 is in 6th house with attracting Venus 15Ari16, asteroid Atlantis 19Ari40, and desirous Mars 21Ari44.

Atlantis '19 Aries' is, of course, conjunct the Sun's exaltation degree.

A YOD (Finger of God pattern), indicator of a special task or a crisis, is formed with ASC sextile Pluto 2Cap47 Rx (Pluto in 3rd house of Communications); the sextile points toward the Sun ('the leader' in a national chart); thus a midpoint picture may be read as:

Pluto/ASC = Sun: seeing a whole new avenue for development and success; full steam ahead; attaining esteem and respect through physical prowess and strength; a ruthless conduct toward people in one's environment.
(all mdpt pics: Tyl; Ebertin.)

Pres. Obama's natal Neptune is in 1st house and is being 'stomped upon' by the transiting midpoint of Saturn/Pluto 8Sco51, so we have:

Tr Saturn/Pluto = n Neptune: the desire to harm others secretly; lies, fraud, falsehoods; not being seen for who one is; being doubted; unstable life situation because of the inexplicable, because of fear.

(Yet the Saturn/Pluto combination of energies can be: the adept; the magician - neither of which are out of Neptune's realm of mysticism. It's all about motive and how we choose to use our chart factors, isn't it?)

Pres. Obama's Progressions for this date and hour show an ongoing Secondary Progressed midpoint picture which may be of concern for his presidency and for the nation...

Saturn/NN = Neptune: deception, fraud, lies; confusing others about one's personal stand; confusion in one's environment.

I mention this now because these pics fall in the 1st house of this 'BHO calls Atlantis crew' chart and relates to his presidency (Saturn/NN = the sponsorship of more experienced persons) and to Neptunian veils, deceptions, and illusions which are so very undermining to us all. Being a US president is a risky tightrope to walk especially with so many people attempting to undermine (Neptune) you at every turn.

The 5:45 pm edt Midheaven 5Leo31 (MC = the goal) has America's natal NN (North Node) upon it along with Obama's natal Cupido 6Leo36 as well (corporatism; The Family), and the Jupiter-Chiron-Neptune trio, now all at '27AQ' conjunct US natal Moon, is in 4th house, the Basis of the Matter.

NN 2AQ22 has crossed the IC into 3rd house (Communications) which puts South Node 2Leo22 and Obama's natal Mercury 2Leo20 (communications) at MC but in 9th house of Long Distance Travel.

The 'Images for Integration' Air-Fire blend of Sun Gemini/Moon Aries are:

'A nimble-footed street fighter dodges his way to victory above all comers...The eternal freshness of a Constable landscape.' (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas & Suzi Harvey; this is John Constable's natal Sun-Moon blend.)

For this and other reasons shown in this chart, I tend to suspect that the stated purposes for the Space Shuttle Atlantis' *current mission may not be all that meets our eyes, but surveillance of the planet may meet the power elite's peepers - along with America's ongoing 'eternal' desire to best other nations in the race to dominate from space.

*Atlantis mission: repairing the Hubble Telescope which was successful, they say, so we'll be viewing more lovely cosmic photos!

Wealth and the US Constitution

Corruption in high places was a concern of President Abraham Lincoln. Too bad for the common good of the nation that his prescience was all too correct and now "Triumphant Plutocracy" is what we've got, m'peops.

Here's a Quote Round-Up compliments of the excellent Information Clearing House:

"The convention which framed the Constitution of the United States was composed of fifty-five members. A majority were lawyers - not one farmer, mechanic or laborer. Forty owned Revolutionary Scrip. Fourteen were land speculators. Twenty-four were money-lenders. Eleven were merchants. Fifteen were slave-holders. They made a Constitution to protect the rights of property and not the rights of man."

Senator Richard Pettigrew in his book, Triumphant Plutocracy (1922)

(2009 is the year of the speculator pair, Jupiter and Neptune with their three conjunctions from May to December - the first is soon upon us on May 27. And 'money-lenders' are covered by inflationary, excessively liquid Jupiter/Neptune, as you know. The Fed is busy printing more money as I type, even though CONGRESS is supposed to be responsible for the task - but they vacated that seat years ago.)

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of war, corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the republic is destroyed. I feel, at this moment, more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war. God grant that my suspicions may prove groundless."

Pres. Lincoln in a letter to Col. William F. Elkins on November 21, 1864

(And so do I and many other Americans but it doesn't seem to be doing the nation much good to fret. The squirrelly 'financial collapse of 2007/08' is part of their script as was the coup of the Oval Office in 2000, with Trilateralist Al Gore assisting.)

"This great and powerful force - the accumulated wealth of the United States has taken over all the functions of Government, Congress, the issue of money, and banking and the army and navy in order to have a band of mercenaries to do their bidding and protect their stolen property."

Senator Richard Pettigrew in Triumphant Plutocracy (Published January 1, 1922.)

(Yes, that's one thing about stolen property - you have to work really hard to protect what shouldn't be in your possession at all.)

"It is not the fact of liberty but the way in which liberty is exercised that ultimately determines whether liberty itself survives."

Dorothy Thompson (1894-1961) in Ladies Home Journal, May 1958

(Hmm. In 1958 even Ladies Home Journal understood what the US government's usurpers have conveniently forgotten. And they used their propagandistic 'war on terror' and the attacks of 9/11/01 as cover for strangling our liberties in hopes that we will forget, too. But as long as I have a memory, I will not forget. Will you? jc)


Here's what I posted a few months ago concerning 2009's Great Conjunction/s of Jupiter and Neptune on Jude's Threshold with their dates of exactitude, degrees, and midpoint pictures of note - and a few pithy remarks, of course. Can't blog without pithy remarks. jc

May 19, 2009

Maureen Dowd and the plagiarism of Pluto/Chiron

So far my favorite article on the subject of Maureen Dowd and her current plagiarism misstep is written by Jack Shaffer on Slate Magazine where I hung out a bunch in my pre-blogging days.

In fact, I've added the Press Box Correx feed in the sidebar for my own convenience, but you're welcome to check it out if you like.

Tiresome, isn't it? That the 'oppression duo' Pluto/Chiron has yet another -ism on its long list of disenfranchisements...the -ism they call plagiarism, a very sneaky form of thievery. Until someone notices and the sneak factor is seriously impaired.

Speaking of sneakiness and its disadvantages, there's always the fun new children's book Sneaky Weasel for kids or for the crooks of Washington and Wall Street to profit by!

And say...did anyone notice that those highly touted 'ethics seminars' Capitol Hillers were to morally benefit from a couple of years ago only led directly into the financial crash of 2008 which was, of course, oncoming for years?

Guess the concept of financial stewardship wasn't included in the 'ethics' courses our 'reps' took to cure the corruption that ails them and threatens to undermine our national sovereignty while decimating our private lives.

Why are old Republicans the happiest people in America? asks David Letterman on my TV just now. A: Because they'll soon be dead and we'll be left with the problems caused by old Republicans.

But since the R v D thing is an illusion to keep the masses divided and weak, I have to add: Don't leave out the old Democrats. It's simply their turn just now to play leader, that's all.

The worm will turn. The worm will turn.

May 18, 2009

Cheney may not be responsible for Bhutto assassination

Someone wants it to look as if Dick Cheney's reputed death squads are responsible for the assassination of Benazir Bhutto - if he's being framed (I tell ya), they know that it's seductively easy to consider if not half-believe about the former VP, isn't it?

Appropriately Cheney's reputation as a puppy kicker shadows him where 'ere he skulks, and archetypal villain Oilcan Harry couldn't be prouder of Mr. Curses' career of intimidation and who-knows-what other Pluto/Chiron pathologies and oppressions.

Cheney's 'panic room' under the VP residency is being skewered by TV's David Letterman as I type...funny Dave! VP Biden let the cat out with the news that he knows where Cheney was when in his 'undisclosed location'...a bunker under the VP's house. One wishes to assume a coffin wasn't part of Dick's vampirish practices.)

On a not-so-different note, you may wish to check out an article from Pakistan especially the list of names at the end for any future reference needs you may find yourself to have, astrological or political, relating to South Asia.

Saturn's Direct Station 5.16.09 + the Bilderberg Enclave 2009

While I was away for a few days and lounging on a NC barrier island, Saturn grandstanded with his Direct Station May 16 and Lavender Moon published an enlightening article on changing Saturnian perspectives and what we may wish to do about them in our personal lives.

If you're interested in Saturn or are astrologically on the Saturnian side with planets in Capricorn or in aspect with lesson-bringer Saturn, I recommend you check out Lavender Moon's perspective!

You know, Saturn's tendency to bring loss into our lives only applies to things whose time it is to pass away - Saturn rules old age and Time. But he may also bring lessons of loss to us when we don't honor him as the guru of slow and necessary changes...but you wouldn't irresponsibly diss him, now would you?

And naturally Saturn's Direct Station 14Vir55 occurred during the Bilderberg Group's annual enclave near Athens, Greece May 14 - 17, on May 17 at 5:07 am EEDT, with 2Tau21 rising, MC 18Cap49 (one of the primary degrees of the NWO - Uranus/Neptune conj of Oct 24, 1993); an 11th house Moon 23AQ51 conj transiting Pandora.

Sun 26Tau19 in 1st house conjuncts nasty Fixed Star Algol (intense female rage), and there's little retrograde Mercury 28Tau22 - reviewing or revising plans.

Authoritative old man Saturn is just barely into 5th house (Placidus; Tropical) and opposes two transiting midpoints of note relating to power grabs and propaganda; here are their midpoint pictures (Tyl; Ebertin) which apply as usual in an any, all, or none manner:

Sun/Pluto = Saturn: ruthless overcoming of obstacles; restriction; potential loss in relationships through power struggles.

Mercury/Pluto = Saturn: unrelenting demands; driven by fear; needing control; exposure to bitter and heavy attacks; quarrelsomeness; scepticism; irritability through overwork; insistence on a point of view.

Since Saturn makes no applying (or separating) Ptolemaic or Minor aspects to any planets in the Direct Station chart, the strength of a Saturn station emphasizes these pictures which fall in the 14 - 16 degree range of Virgo (and its polarity, Pisces), and I think that Virgoan issues - health, work, service, management - are mainly what's in play for stationing Saturn's karmic influence as 'he' changes directions and his long-term perspectives crystallize or harden.

Fixing the NY Fed + EU headquarters fire May 18, 2009

Being just-returned from vacation, I can't possibly catch up with the news fast enough to suit me (much less all five of my readers) but I think this opinion from Eliot Spitzer on fixing the NY Fed makes some interesting points and connections.

That's if you think the rotten banking system should be repaired after gross amounts of spoilage have taken place.

Turns out the much-touted Wall Street 'gentry' aren't all that, are they?


And if anyone discovers the precise time the fire broke out today in the Brussels headquarters of the EU, please clue me in...I'm about to search for something more exact than 'early afternoon' (NPR) so I can set up a chart to compare with the EU's natal chart.

European Economic Community: Jan 1, 1958; 12 midnight, Central European Time; Brussels, Belgium.

This chart shows a rigid Fixed Grand Square; Marjorie Orr interprets the entity as having a tendency toward "lavish expenditures" and "a deep-rooted resistance to change" in her excellent book, The Astrological History of the World.

May 13, 2009

Annual Bilderberg meeting 2009 being mocked

London's The Guardian is running joke coverage of 2009's Bilderberg Group enclave in Athens, Greece, May 14 - 17.

Too much attention is being paid to this year's meeting so the complicit media (and Charlie Skelton, the Brit comedy man hired to pretend to 'investigate' the secretive meeting of the world power brokers who demonstrably brought the world the European Union and the Euro) are satirically 'covering' the shindig at the hotel to muddy the waters for you.

Are you fooled yet?

For more reading try What Really Happened?; or nab a smidgen of Astrology for May 14 - 17, 2009 in my post below. If I weren't about to go out of town, there would be time to hone in more on the chart/s for the event, but perhaps there will remain something to investigate about the horoscopery even after my return.

After all, these dudes and dudettes sneeze and we all get swine flu.

May 12, 2009

UK PM Gordon Brown; the Waterbearer's Example

Here's a timeless article, an interview with UK PM Gordon Brown who has some choice spin for us on globalization, one of the code words for the one-world-government/new-world-economic-order...whatever nickname you'd give lucifer's spawn, the ones wanting to enslave anyone who isn't a member of the every exclusive top tier of power, banking, and monarchical elite (or someone temporarily of use to them.)

Note to tmb: yes, the UK story now about how Brit politicians have financed the upkeep of their perks - swimming pools, renovations on fancify digs - on the public farthing, is predictable. But it's all so garishly pulpish as to purport itself to be diversionary (yet basically true - but why now?) Facts are getting stretched depending on who's to be tamped down or ruined by plunking them into hot water while and showing them to be in need of a big bar of rubby dub soap.

They are, of course, playing their assigned or unexpected roles, perhaps in collusion, perhaps unconsciously.

Promoting the Final Push: the Lisbon Treaty; May 14 - 17, 2009 is the Bilderberg Group's annual conclave, this time in Vouliagmeni, Greece (near Athens) at the Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel. Tres Secreto!

Sunrise May 14, 2009, Athens, GR: Sun/Asc 23Tau28; 9th house Moon '18Cap' (the NWO's signature Great Conjunction planets, Uranus/Neptune, 1993; '18Cap': POLITICAL POWER; "The Union Jack Flag Flies From a British Warship"...Keynote: The protection afforded to individuals and groups by powerful institutions in charge of maintaining order.' (Dane Rudhyar, An Astrological Mandala; see Amazon Slideshow of Good Astrology Books in sidebar.)

Sun (leadership; hero's journey; purpose) '24Tau': "An Indian Warrior Riding Fiercely, Human Scalps Hanging from His Belt"...VIOLENCE FOR SURVIVAL...Keynote: The aggressiveness of human instincts when fighting for their earthly base of operations.

And you may wish to know that the Bilderberg Group or Club began in 1954 with the 11 North Solar Eclipse Series as its Pre-Natal Eclipse Series - what I called the 'New President' Eclipse of Jan 26, 2009...6 days into Barack Obama's presidency.

Brady's Predictive Astrology gives the 11N as one in which individuals may suddenly change groups with which they mix, either through travel or ideas; deeper commitments may be made in relationships; positive outcomes usually result.

If you have Astrology software and wish to probe the charts of the Bilderberg Conclave 1009, I urge you to do so. I'd start by locating a a time period between May 14 and 17 that contains at least two, preferable three, patterns of stress such as T-squares, YODs, Fists of God, even Grand Trines.

The more patterns there are and the tighter their orbs, the more critical those moments in time are and the more likely they are to trigger an event or two; an animated chart feature such as SolarFire uses will show up planetary patterns like a laser beam.

Such 'time frame' charts (May 14 to May 17 -- midnight to midnight? sunrise to sunset or midnight?) may also be used in a purely symbolic way even if no info ever comes out about what actually went on within the elusive ivory tower and at what hour of day or night.

And I'd pay attention to politicians' - esp Gordon Brown's - after-scripts in the next few days/weeks or so for the propaganda-watchers among us. Other bankers, CEOs, and all-for-the-man media outlets' talking heads will be sure to squeak out well-filtered messages from on high to serfs around the globe.

And we have the (Jupiter/Neptune) June 12 Digital Divide 'switch' to D-TV where subliminality shows what it can really do to the human brain.

Well, if you wish a snoop into what author and long-time Bilderberg investigator Daniel Estulin is up to now that it's time for the Bilderbergers' annual planning session for mapping out the right measure and location of world chaos, try Prison Planet one of the most awfully descriptive names for a site or blog I've ever heard.

Old Tricks Are the Best Tricks: the Political Arm Excels

Goal: To neutralize by laying a hand on your enemy without leaving your pawprints behind. Ex: a character assassination has occurred. Who benefits? Who leaked? Who can be bought or coerced? Who eventually fills the shoes? Who expands?

'Divide and Conquer' always increases the divider's strength while reducing two enemies-in-one's mojos.

Now personally I prefer the Golden Ratio. The Golden Rule.

To me it seems that transcendental concepts are the prime clues we have for escaping the maze which seems material to most folk but is really a spiritual struggle for our hearts and minds.

And with Jupiter, Chiron, and Neptune merging off and on of late in Aquarius, this would be a perfect time to consider such things more fully.

Especially because Aquarius is the sign of the waterbearer pouring out the water (ether) of all knowledge, of the four elements, and if we watch and mimic the angel's example, we each shall not spill a drop (for best results.)

Water, Water; Ether, Air; and we see the Earth element in the angel's urn; the Fire element signifies Creative Fire from On High...poured unto humankind in radiant abundance.

A Buddha-Esque Baby drawing by jude cowell 2009+


Blog Note to All 5 SO'W Readers: A family 'NC island visit' will interrupt blogging here and elsewhere for a few days in mid-May - back with island details by May 20 if not before. jc 5.12.09 7:58 pm edt

'better to trust the many'

"Only a large-scale popular movement toward decentralization and self-help can arrest the present tendency toward statism...A really efficienttotalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers." Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) Author; Forward to 'Brave New World', 1932

". . .government is instituted for the protection, safety, and happiness ofthe people, and not for profit, honour, or private interest of any man, family, or class of men...the origin of all power is in the people, and they have an incontestable right to check the creatures of their own creation, vested with certain powers to guard the life, liberty and property of the community..." Mercy Otis Warren 1728-1814, poet, historian, patriot, and advocate of the Bill of Rights

"I would be better to trust the many than the few, who are infected with the plague of self-interest and selfishness." Tom Paine (1737-1809) from "The Rights of Man".

Parade of Quotes compliments of Information Clearing House.

May 11, 2009

Jupiter's Moons Europa and Ganymede Eclipse! May 2009

Space Weather News for May 10, 2009

JUPITER MOON MOVIE: An amateur astronomer in Australia has photographed a very rare event--one of Jupiter's moons eclipsing another. Earth is now passing through the orbital plane of Jupiter's satellite system allowing such "mutual occultations" to be seen through backyard telescopes.

Check for a movie of Europa passing directly in front of Ganymede and links to more information for observers who wish to try to record such movies themselves.

SATELLITE DEBRIS: On Feb 10, 2009, Iridium 33 crashed into Cosmos 2251 and the two satellites were shattered. Since then, US Strategic Command has catalogued nearly a thousand pieces of debris. Today's edition of SpaceWeather News presents 3D maps showing where the fragments are located on the three-month anniversary of the unprecedented collision.

One large piece of Iridium 33 wreckage is visible to the naked eye as it tumbles through the night sky flashing every 4.7 seconds. Check the Simple Satellite Tracker for flyby times.

Atlantis launch 5/11/09: horoscope

Not liking the looks of this chart, is it too much to hope that the launch of the Atlantis space shuttle this afternoon might be delayed or cancelled?

Today's launch is a re-schedule already and I certainly want them to repair the aging Hubble Telescope which, if successful, will have its photography life extended by 5 years or more.

Cape Canaveral, FL, 2:01 pm edt.

5 is the number of Creativity and when applied to Astrology's '5th house' can imply Speculation and Risk-Taking. But of course any space venture is a risk being taken - and this time there are 7 astronauts on board.

It's now 12:03 pm edt and NPR is reporting that the countdown, which began at 4 pm edt on Friday, has been flawless so far.

The chart of the most recent lunation, the Full Moon 18Sco41 of May 9, 2009 contained a YOD (Finger of God pattern (special task; crisis; adjustment - as with repairing Hubble) with Mercury 1Gem35 Rx as apex planet with a definite leaning toward scientific recognition and fame.

Guess I can type out the word pictures (midpoint pictures) pointing to energetic Mars, strong in mid-Aries, 8th house; conjunct Part of Organization, and the asteroid Terpsichore, whose archetypes include: the orchestrator.

Two T-Squares form, both with the Ascendant 3Vir03 and Ceres. This is one degree from the US Secondary Progressed Moon Sec Full Moon in Dec 2008 if progressions are based on the US Sibly chart - soon-to-occur in 2009 if based on other US natal charts - but still at the same 4Vir/Pis10 degrees. You may go to Jude's Threshold and look in Pages column in left sidebar for chart with details.)

Jupiter/ASC = Mercury: gladdening news; intense exchange of thoughts; good suggestions, stimulating ideas; delight in contact.

Jup/ASC = MC: being in the right place at the right time; successful positioning; success with public contacts; harmony.

Neptune/ASC = Mercury: guided by wrong impressions or perceptions; being deceived regarding other people's character; exploiting others' weaknesses; taking the wrong path; malicious scheming.

So you see quick-traveling Mercury, conjunct Fixed Star Alcyone 00Gem00 (something to cry about; exile - Anthony Louis, Horary Astrology) elevated in the launch chart if all goes as scheduled today at 2:01 pm edt. A retrograde Mercury can indicate glitches but could signify the glitches they're going into space to fix, too. (With Astrology as it describes Life, it's all about levels, isn't it?)

If you click to enlarge the chart you see a midpoint which falls on action-oriented Mars in 8th house...

Neptune/MC = Mars: playing a role; charisma for gain in the arts; acting without clear understanding or purpose; desire to bring wrong ideas into realization; study of metaphysical subjects; a desire to harm other people. (Tyl; Ebertin.)

The midpoint pictures given above are mixed at best, and with asteroid Hopi 1Gem51 (ambush; prejudice) at Midheaven as well, I don't want to say more about the chart with risk-taker who fell to Earth Icarus at '10Pis' = 'An Aviator in the Clouds'...but only whisper a little prayer for safe mission and a safe return for all.

~:~ Roxanna Saberi has been released from an Iranian prison today - hoorah!

May 10, 2009

GOP lets out its inner Newt

In its desperate attempts to regain cred with its base and sucker the gullible into the fold, the GOP let Newt Gingrich amaze us with wild accusations on FOX - where else?

Meet the Press must have already been booked.

Newt's voice: what the Republican Party on-the-ropes sounds like - when Cheney isn't screeching.

Reporter threatened for asking drug trade Qs in Afghanistan

A McClatchy reporter has been threatened for asking President Karzai's brother inconvenient questions about his involvement in drug trafficking in Afghanistan.

White House Correspondents Association Dinner: video 5.9.09

Stop the presses: Mainstream Media congratulates itself once again while letting the public down and promoting the NWO script!

President Obama's remarks are contained within two videos captured by Huffington Post if you missed Friday night's White House Correspondents Association Dinner and photo-op media circus.

Until now I hadn't taken the speculation seriously but really: is Mrs. Obama sporting a baby bump? Check out her snazzy pink dress in the photos.

Yes, I watched the festivities in real time on C-Span and thought Wanda Sykes' jokes were hilarious (easy to say since they weren't directed at me - she had some really good zingers though.)

Huffington Post also has a slideshow of the evening's photos of celebrities and politicos - some posing, some schmoozing with one another, but I must warn you if you view the slideshow: don't let NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg's bow tie frighten you unduly (sunglasses might be appropriate if you value your eyesight. Wish I'd known.)

And the caption for the pic of Whoopi Goldberg taking a snap of the president with her crossbones-decorated cell phone seemed odd to me because there was another famous person standing next to her who went unidentified in the caption! Perhaps his name will be added upon the morrow...

May 9, 2009

Gitmo-ees? Not in my neighborhood: video

How about a little 'Republican' propaganda on video concerning the (apparent) closing of the US internment camp at Guantanamo Bay?

It is a thorny situation, isn't it?

May 7, 2009

NY Fed Chairman abruptly resigns: Mercury Rx!

An early casualty of Mercury retrograde?

The Chairman of the NY Federal Reserve Bank has abruptly resigned thus making 're-signs' an obvious re- of retrograde Mercury (contracts; agreements.)

Yes, Stephen Friedman was a naughty Fed boy with lots of Goldman Sachs in his portfolio so he's leaving with - my guess - his millions of marbles intact...the golden kind, I mean. Or is he simply attempting to clear out of Dodge before the sheriff shows up at the door?

May 6, 2009

Scorpio Full Moon at midnight with YOD pattern 5. 9.09

Full Moon 18Sco41, 12:01:22 am edt, White House, Washington DC, USA, the Universe.

Hour of the Moon (in Fall in Scorpio as was the Inaugural 2009 Moon, the people); Rising is 9Cap27 conjunct a difficult Fixed Star Facies, ruthlessness or the victim - and no, I don't care much for the implications in this chart and had to fuss at myself to get me to publish it.

There is a YOD pattern (Finger of God) indicating a special purpose or task for the apex or focal planet to perform - in this case the recently-turned Mercury which is still on its Rx degree 1Gem35 in 5th house of Risk-Taking, Gambling, Creativity, Children and Romance. YODs are also indicators of crisis or a critical point in a situation.

Can little Rx Mercury, though happy in its own sign of communicator Gemini, handle intense Pluto, planet of publishing, untold wealth, and secret manipulations? Is there any 'good news' to be had? Will it need to be retracted later when Mercury turns Direct and moves forward past its shadow degree?

5th cusp, however, is in Taurus (27:09) giving Mercury 1Gem35 more resonance with the 6th house of Work, Health, Service, Servants, and the Military - than with the 5th house because Mercury has 'no outlet' in this chart's 5th house. And 5th cusp is conj a couple of violent stars, with Mercury conj Mirfak (Alpha Perseus: young male energy; challenge-oriented ) so Mercury's puer eternus = eternal youth status is underscored by its Gemini placement and strengthened at Rx station; its message-bringing qualities are much in evidence although under tremendous pressure from controlling Pluto and career and world transformation considerations (MC.)

The Rx condition may also emphasize Mercury's 'no outlet' status because it signifies delays and re-dos or reviews of Mercurial things such as paperwork, agreements, promises and things said, speeches, contracts, plans, deals (especially involving Commerce), and vehicle issues. Naturally I think of the auto industry and trade agreements in particular; 'broken campaign promises' are being remarked upon as well - and Mercury's station trines Inaugural 2009 Mercury in Aquarius...which was also Rx (Pres Obama's second oath-taking, as you know, a re-do, just in case.)

The YOD pattern that I'm allowing involves Midheaven (MC), the Aspiration Point of any chart, so a midpoint picture is formed which I've scribbled on the chart (click to enlarge) but will type for you here...

Pluto/MC = Mercury: a person with great powers of suggestion; scientific fame or recognition; thinking big; planning.

I say 'allowed' because not everyone would use a YOD unless there were three planets at each point, but I think an Angle (or Node) tied in with the propaganda duo, Mercury and Pluto, gives them a soapbox (Mc) on which to practice their wiles and broadcast to the world.

And of course, Pluto the Publisher may be at odds with Mercury the Reporter...or they have a very special task to perform together in spite of difficulties and adjustments.

The chart also contains a T-square pattern which gives the opposition between Sun and Moon an outlet for their 'dance'; an opposition always points to relationships and/or partnerships; Sun (male) and Moon (female) may show action in the romantic department (husband/wife) but also a competition between conscious (Sun) and unconscious (Moon) forces.

Health-conscious Saturn 14Vir58 Rx had acted as a Thales Point (to 'soften' the opposition) but the Old Man is now beyond orb. He is, however, the chart-ruler and makes only one applying aspect (how things will proceed) to a planet - an inconjunct to Mars, strong in rambunctious Aries, and in 3rd house of Communications, and Mars in 3rd also relates to vehicles.

Sun/Moon = Jupiter: success; desire for joint endeavors, wealth, and possessions.

And Jupiter is in 2nd house of Money, Earning Ability, and Values, with Sun and Moon falling across the 4/10 axis of Security, Home, Career, and Public Status; financial matters are necessarily on the menu.

Let Us Mosey Back to the YOD, the Mars/Saturn inconjunct, and the midnight Full Moon in spooky Scorpio:

Inconjuncts (or quincunxes, if you prefer) show that major adjusments are needed - the same with the two inconjs forming the YOD pattern which is 'pointing' at Mercury.

This Mars is easy for Saturn to intimidate; it's difficult to determine who's responsible for what; there are problems fulfilling the desires of Mars without being destroyed in the process. (The astrological Mars represents males between the approximate ages of 25 - 35; perhaps we'll hear of more veterans' healthcare issues such as lack of payment, etc, and Arian explorers come to mind.)

There is a possibility of emotional blackmail being used with Mars inconj Saturn, and physical injury may be indicated along with scientific (Saturn) concerns.

Now as you know, Full Moon phases are the culmination of something begun 2 weeks prior at the New Moon (5Tau04 - here in 4th house, so Real Estate and/or Mining may be highlighted by this Full Moon.) The polarity of the 2/8 axis of Resources, Values, and Money is being emphasized particularly with the Sun/Moon midpoint 18AQ41 conj 8th cusp.

'18AQ' recalls the Solar 'Unmasking' Eclipse of Feb 7, 2008 for the Sabian Symbol for '18AQ' is 'A Man Being Unmasked.'

No one's true motives will stay hidden forever, no matter what shady operatives and brigands may think. Plus,'18AQ' is the degree of Ronald Reagan's natal Sun and is sometimes referred to as the 'end of progress' degree.

Brady's Predictive Astrology gives the 10 North Series as relating strongly to communications, frustrating or inhibiting events arriving bwo news, paperwork, or a young person (Mercury!); there may be tired, drained feelings that make it necessary to slow down the pace. Working quietly and carefully are the best solutions.

'18AQ' is considered a sensitive degree for the US so I think that issues from around Feb 7, 2007 may come back to haunt someone or will need further dealing with in some way. Eclipse influences do wane, of course, but this degree is always up for a good triggering...and there's Mercury Rx to bring things back to the surface more than once (Rx.)

Now what was I saying about apex Mercury?

Well, for starters, this Mercury has an overwhelming sense of duty and is determined to complete all assignments; there's great persistence and thoroughness with this rather compulsive-obsessive energy and the Rx quality is stressful. Yes, Mercury is driving itself awfully hard here which may result in a bitter 'rode hard put up wet' feeling; these can be entrapped fellows which dishonest people take advantage of.

Mercury's apex quality in a YOD denotes one who needs to gather all loose ends and disjointed concepts before it can best develop its considerable intellectual faculties; conscious preparation is a requirement, and superfluous details must be consciously ignored even though there's a compulsion to seek more information than can be comfortably handled or understood.

The need is for consistency, thoroughness, and greater efficiency, and if well-managed, apex Mercury can operate in a very urposeful way and have a greater impact on others especially in a specialized field of study or discipline.

The role of master communicator, influential teacher, and/or social enlightener describes the task of this apex Mercury.

And the base of the YOD, the Pluto/MC sextile (60 degr) is even more intriguing. Notes on Pluto sextile Mc are taken from Alan Epstein's excellent 'Understanding Aspects' series, The Sextile.

The challenge of this sextile is to delegate authority without losing control of the project, yet the tendency is to insist that all be done Pluto's way based on 'his' decisions which, once made, are seldom if ever reversed. Pluto's can-do nature and coping ability is strong along with a deep analytical capacity.

Complete control of finances combines with a need to maintain credibility and reputation at all costs; one's position and status must be defended. Pluto sextile Mc may remind you of a boss you once had - one who holds on to detailed information in order to keep the reins of power in his hands and so that his decisions won't be challenged.

A concern with the future is a driving force and he will go it alone if no one supports him in his plans. He often does not trust the information given to him and double-checks sources. This aspect may be found in certain careers in particular: publishers, entrepreneurs and business executives, financial wizards, researchers, physicians, and the field of psychology or psychiatry.

And Pluto is said to signify the 'secret hand', a select few elites who control or attempt to manipulate the world to their liking.

That there are people at the top of a power pyramid (which some say may be seen in the symbol of the all-seeing eye of Horus floating above a pyramid on back of the US dollar bill - turn one over if you have one) seems a given to me, but perhaps you disagree.

That top dogs of any stripe let knowledge of their true intentions trickle down to underlings (who then control parts of the plan) echoes this sextile between Pluto in controlling Capricorn and the obsessive Scorpio Midheaven...all pointing to Mercury Rx in Gemini, sign of the communicator.

My notes on the Sun Taurus-Moon Scorpio blend are posted here.

And now, here's a real treat: Julie Demboski on the current YOD between Mercury sextile South Node pointing a finger at Pluto!


Other Sources: midpoint pictures from Tyl and Ebertin; Dynamics of Aspect Analysis, Bil Tierney; a taped seminar by Erin Sullivan but I'm not sure which one; Alan E. Meece's Horoscope for the New Millennium ('end of progress' degree'); Brady's Book of Fixed Stars; and my natal Pluto sextile Mc.

Is Al Franken grumpy 'bout the New World Order?

No, Mr. Franken may not be - especially since The Hill reports that VP Joe Biden has met with Al Franken and all but swore him into the Senate. I assume Franken must agree to follow the agenda.

For when our Trilateralist and *Council-on-Foreign-Relations-membered VP refers to 'building a new economy for the 21st century' my ears hear doublespeak for 'New World (Economic) Order', aka the one-world-government we're being herded toward, low moos optional.

As David Rockefeller said in his 1991 speech to the Trilateral Commission (my italics):

"But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march toward a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries."

Speaking directly from the sophisticated bowels of the unwashed masses:

No. Actually it isn't preferable to be governed by the most arrogant, greedy, cynical, and fascist-styled meathead larvae ever hatched under satan's wing.

Well after that, I can't think of anything else to say.

Except that I wish all the know-it-all power-mad freaks would go live on a desert island far far away, boss each other into oblivion, and leave decent people alone. Now. I'm grumpy but basically I'm done.

Given the manufactured 'financial collapse' we're being traumatized by since at least 2008, how do you like Rockefeller's world bankers mention?


*sending a SO'W shout-out to Google's founders who are said to be CFR members, too!

May 2009 Sun's new coronal mass ejections

Space Weather News for May 6, 2009

NASA's STEREO-B spacecraft is monitoring an active region hidden behind the sun's eastern limb. On May 5, it produced an impressive coronal mass ejection (CME) and a burst of radio emissions signalling the passage of a shock wave through the sun's outer atmosphere.

Activity has continued apace today, May 6, with at least two more eruptions. The blast site is not yet visible from Earth, but the sun is turning the region toward us for a better view. Is a new-cycle sunspot in the offing? Readers with solar telescopes could see it emerge as early as May 7 or 8.

Visit for images, movies and updates.

Today's Sun Tau-Moon Lib at the White House 5.6.09

Update May 8, 2009: out of the May 6 White House meeting has come an Afghani-Pakistani agreement to share intelligence and set up a border patrol to fight the troublemakers.

Original post starts here:

Today Pres. Obama is hosting the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan in Washington and you'll find a few astrological remarks upon the situation at my new blog which you may wish to read, I don't know.

My post concerns a White House full of presidents at Two Hours You'll Never Get Back, but not to fret - my blab is quite brief. And yes, there is an astrological signature for the big meeting.

Sun and Moon are in an uncomfortable inconjunct (aka quincunx - 150 degrees) aspect (relationship) with one another today and the above-linked post will give you details on its indications.

May 6, 2009:

The Earth-Air Sun Taurus-Moon Libra blend describes a charming lover of harmony with a sociable, persuasive air. A practical (Tau) idealist (Lib), this is an incurable romantic who holds high the principles of justice and freedom.

A gentle wit aids with diplomacy yet there may be an over-reliance on popularity - one wants to be accepted and liked. Rational answers may be over-emphasized as being the solution to every kind of problem (but I wonder what other kind would do?)

Since security is a primary goal of this blend, the White House meeting is indicated and yet may include some serious Washington socializing with perhaps an array of *watercress sandwiches on the tea tray.

There are 3 'Images for Integration' for Sun Tau-Moon Lib...

'A loaf of fresh bread in an art exhibition...A computer produces a beautiful painting...Cream tea for two.' (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas and Suzi Harvey.)

This blend is shared natally by Golda Meir who said quite pertinently for today's goings-on at the White House:

"A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader."

Too bad Washington forgot this noble concept more than once much to our continued detriment.


*When I lived in DC years ago, my favorite treat in Hecht's dining room was watercress-mushroom sandwiches. And of course, this is when Constant Comment Tea became my favorite tea blend. Good times!

May 5, 2009

eta Aquarid meteors from Hally's Comet May 6, 2009

A day late but nary a meteor short. Get ready for Wednesday morning...

Space Weather News for May 4, 2009

METEOR SHOWER: Earth is entering a stream of dusty debris from Halley's Comet, the source of the annual eta Aquarid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to peak on Wednesday, May 6, with as many as 85 meteors per hour over the southern hemisphere. Rates in the northern hemisphere will be less, 20 to 30 per hour.

The best time to look is during the dark hour before local sunrise on Wednesday morning. Visit for sky maps and details. #

And here's what I posted last year this time (a day late then as well) on the eta Aquarid meteors from Hally's Comet which had something of a">Moon-Mercury/Politics flavor to it due to the 2008 campaign.

As you know, the Moon 'sailed by Mercury' all right and on to another governmental position which may soon morph again into a Supreme Court justice seat on The Bench.

May 4, 2009

Happy Cinqo de Mayo 2009!

Hoisting a Mexican beer, dancing to mariachi music, and reveling in the streets describes the usual celebration of Cinqo de Mayo, aka '5 de Mayo' or 'Cinco de Mayo' but you may wish to know more of why you're celebrating this fun, if highly commercialized, holiday.

UCLA has an informative site, as well as the holiday's Wiki page, and Viva Cinqo de Mayo! gives a more detailed history of the circumstances that led to the Battle of Puebla on the morning of May 5, 1862 when 8,000 French (English and Spanish) troops were routed by 4,000 Mexicans.

Quelle embarrassment! The French Army had not been bested in 50 years.

Plus, Napoleon III had figured the US was otherwise engaged with our own 'Civil' War and wouldn't be a problem. We were. But check out the history as linked above.

Yes, Mexico City was eventually overtaken and occupied with Emperor Napoleon III's installation of a Hapsburg prince to play the part of 'Emperor of Mexico' which went down very badly with the Mexican people as you may imagine.

And the whole mess had been sparked by Mexico's bankruptcy due to - you guessed it - the costs of fighting too many wars. My intuition says that fraud and corruption were involved as well.

Now what do you suppose the US can take from that lesson?

Astrology charts for the date that President Juarez suspended payments on foreign debts (July 17, 1861) shows rebellious, freedom-loving Uranus at 14Gem36; the morning chart on May 5, 1862 has Uranus rising at 7:27 am lmt, 14Gem34, so Cinqo de Mayo was the final conjunction of the Uranus Return to the 1861 chart. (The second and Rx conj was on Nov 29, 1861.)

The chart for May 5, 1862, the Battle of Puebla, also shows Uranus at apex in a midpoint picture involving Jupiter/Neptune, the 'grand spirit; speculation; wasteful' pair of planetary energies, so the original Cinqo de Mayo has this signature ('any, all, or none' may apply)...

Jupiter/Neptune = Uranus: sudden recognition of a difficult situation; reality vs imagination; coming down to earth with a bump; liking the shades; intuitionally innovative; charisma.


Note: for my own future reference, I am about to publish the natal chart of France in the column of Pages on my other blog, jude's threshold if you're interested. The National chart of France, Sept 21, 1792, naturally relates to the Reign of Terror, and to use of terror tactics by governments in general.

Mexico's natal chart for Declaration of Independence from Spain is dated Sept 15, 1810, midnight (public record.)

May 3, 2009

From RINO to DINO? Sen. Arlen Specter

Based on his votes so far (4 days as a 'Democrat'), Sen. Arlen Specter acts more like a RINO than a DINO.

Rhinoceros vs Dinosaur...what's the diff in Washington?

May 2, 2009

New Scientist photo of Mercury's mysterious Rembrandt crator

Woo hoo! Not sure how I've missed the New Scientist website before but it has such a plethora of interesting articles you'll want to discover them for yourself.

From H1N1 (Swine) Flu's genetic analysis to a near-Earth asteroid 2009HC82 recently found orbiting our Sun in retrograde orbit (rare, and should have already been seen) to an article about NASA's possibly abandoning its plans for a Moon base, this site really rocks!

And if you're in a jurassic mood, you may wish to check out "First dino 'blood' extracted from ancient bone" while you're visiting.

Oh, and my personal favorite, "Mysterious spokes found in crator on Mercury" in a fly-by photo from Oct 2008 courtesy of NASA's Messenger spacecraft - click to view an Astrology chart-with-details of Jan 14, 2008, the day of Messenger's launch.

The strange spokes and troughs are seen in a photo (included) of Mercury's Rembrandt crator so fly-by the New Scientist when you can!

May 1, 2009

Unveil the New World Order - vanquish the demon

If you've visited this blog before you're perhaps aware of my many complaints against the ongoing take-over of nations and economies by the 'New World Order' which is a grab for world domination through the establishment of a fascist global government by a few morally deformed, wealthy individuals who style themselves 'the power elite.'

Having discovered a site devoted to peacefully fighting the fear tactics, propaganda campaigns, and economic machinations of this greedy, jaded power cartel, I want to make a link available here in case you'd care to check out a resistance movement on behalf of we-the-people and for people all over the planet.

It's called the New World Order Resistance if you'd like to read an explanation of what the NWO is and how it can be recognized and fought by taking back financial systems and our (once-representative) government.

Demons can only be successfully vanquished by first identifying them and calling them by their right names, so educate yourself - and speak out against the NWO so that others will become aware and activated!


Uh-oh: with apologies, here's my groanful New World Order Lament written Nov 9, 2007.

You know, a 'mockery of the NWO' site could be most useful because sometimes laughing at those who take their precious selves so seriously 'gets' their (Mendes) goats better than most anything else can. And they so royally and richly deserve constant mocking and full exposure.