Oct 2, 2010
Venus Rx, Venus Transits, and Rep. Alan Grayson (video)
Because I was unaware of the Dylan Ratigan Show, this April 2010 interview with Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) escaped my notice until today so I'm posting it here for my quick re-viewing of this info-packed 10:58-minute presentation. You might find it worth a peek, too, for its topics, and for Mr. Ratigan's style of information delivery which suits me well: his points are clearly presented and he doesn't yell at me.
My ears and sensibilities appreciate that.
You know that Rep. Grayson co-sponsored the Audit the Fed legislation (to nowhere) with Rep. Ron Paul (R?-Libertarianville) and the interview recorded with him here invites a listen or re-listen as planet Venus prepares to turn retrograde on Oct 8th (until Nov 18's Direct Station) which heralds a time of global emphasis on diplomacy and foreign policy - already begun; this is also a period when political situations are "particularly unstable and leaders are insecure and fallible." (Retrograde Planets, Erin Sullivan.)
Topplings could occur in the next few months but I don't care to speculate on the rest.
Yes, Venus' cycle of 40 days of retrogradation (Rx) is a key point in the evolution of the planet and its global population. We may expect a few conditions during Venus' current Rx/Shadow/Direct process (she passes shadow degree in December 2010 just prior the December 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse 29Gem21, a critical 29th degree which may have stock market implications) with issues from 8 years ago (2002) resurfacing or recurring for our revision, review, or renegotiation; the influence on world affairs of our relational/evaluational planet, Venus, has been observed through the centuries and faithfully recorded.
Concerning Venus, Erin Sullivan further states in her book (cited above), "The station retrograde begins a time of global review; the entire Earth experiences the retrograde phenomenon. We can see how it manifests in the collective by watching the news in regard to diplomatic and international relations. The reconsideration of what is diplomatic, and what is necessary to maintain a balanced world view and sense of integrity, is precisely what happens to an individual when Venus transits a sector of the natal chart."
And my populist, common good soul must add: bombing a country is not diplomacy. I'm lookin' at you, Pentagon. There are some actors on the world stage who don't care to entertain a 'balanced world view' as they have made abundantly clear. If 'world leaders' truly wanted world peace, they could have it for what population would disagree?
Yes, Lady Venus and her adherents can be vicious and vengeful when scorned, as we know from personal relationships; the planet's 8-year Rx cycle makes a five-pointed star pattern around the circle of the zodiac, which the shape of the Pentagon building mimics. The rose is the flower dearest to Venus, and the World Egg relates to Venus as well: the White House Rose Garden and the egg-shaped Oval Office come immediately to mind. And of course, planet Venus is implicated in the paradigm shift said to be peaking in 2012 (or in 2011 depending on what you read. A Global Consciousness Awakening certainly seems the least to be expected, though physical earth changes and an increase of natural disasters cannot be ruled out.)
Even the rare occurrence of a Venus Transit (Venus traveling across the face of the Sun and viewable from Earth) has indications according to Astrology: secretive hook-ups (associations) between unlikely allies begin; unusual arrangements are made. The last Venus Transit manifested during the G-20 Summit of June 2004 on Sea Island, Georgia, just down the trail from where I sit typing. So Venus and the Sun arose together that weekend...a Biggie. Their degree's Sabian Symbol?
Sun/Venus 17Gem53 = '18 Gemini' = "Two Chinese Men Speaking Chinese in a Western Crowd."
Marc Edmund Jones gives this word picture as having these potentials:
'positive expression: the effective mobilization of self and others for life's more specialized objectives;
neg/unconscious/shadow side: a thorough dissipation of self hood through alien relationships'.
Yes, establishing a one-world-government (after collapsing old global systems) would have to be considered a 'specialized objective'. Remember the photo of G-20's world leaders frolicking on a Sea Island beach in a happy row with the top buttons of their shirts open for the camera? Manly hair tumbled! Priceless cheesecake! But of a barfsome variety.
(As you know, 2004 was during Bush's big 'coalition' touting days; mid-August 2004 saw the strong parallel between the oppressive plutocrat duo, Pluto and Chiron, which bookended their Great Conjunction of Dec 30, 1999 @ '12Sag' = "A Flag Turned into an Eagle That Crows" which describes, among other things, "unsubstantiated claims". We've had plenty of those from our imperialist War Government, have we not?)
Yet since Venus during her 2004 Transit over the Sun is Rx and thus heading back toward the last degree she crossed or stimulated, there's '17Gem' = "The Head of a Youth Dissolved into That of a Mature Thinker" -
'pos: the effective orientation of self hood in an over-all vision' (yeah, that's what I fear, their vision of global government which stinks almost as badly as it su*ks - jc);
'neg/unconscious/shadow side: a defeat of accomplishment by a senseless clinging to the illusions of youth'.
Interesting that Mercury 5Gem30, planet of The Eternal Youth, is in 1st house and rising in the Venus Transit chart of June 8, 2004. Here's an image of the Venus Transit 2004 horoscope with, as usual, my scribblings; there is much to say but no more blogging time to do it in, so I post the chart for your exclusive consideration; please click to enlarge; your opinions and comments upon the Astrology and/or Politics of it are most welcome:
Our Only Hope: Illusions Be Gone!
Banishing monsters is only successful if they've been honestly and properly identified and faced. For this purpose, the US had the transit of realistic Saturn to US natal Neptune (hopes; dreams; ideals) in August-September 2009, but unfortunately for our nation's future, the propagandists have done such an excellent job of addling the brains and minds of the American people through the decades that clinging to illusions concerning the true motives of the US government now lurk so deeply in the shadows of our collective unconscious that most Americans, kept busy working on or worrying about the material plane of existence whilst feeding their senses ad nauseum, have lost the ability to ask questions and demandingly follow through until answers are supplied by the ruling class and their operatives, the criminal perpetrators who disenfranchise us and the rest of the world, 24/7.
So you know the old saw about how Americans won't mess with the banking and corporate classes overmuch because each one of us in our heart of hearts harbors the American Dream that one day, in some far distant future, we too may join the Top 3% of income earners in this country?
Well, it should have been finally laid to rest during the engineered Financial Collapse of 2008 and beyond. And all this makes me wonder if any civilized American (for I believe there are a few around, they're just not working on Capitol Hill unless they're 'plants' or foils to play against for the cameras) - would honestly be able to perpetrate whatever is necessary to join with the wealthy power elite's 'win at any cost' game with its 'survival of the fittest' mentality (thanks, Darwin) and thereby run over and squash their neighbors and loved ones in order to act like the top dogs they secretly 'admire' and dream of emulating with secret Swiss bank accounts of their own.
But that's silly! Because to become one of them, we'd first have to admire the culprits, criminals, and assassins who make up the global crime syndicate now throttling the world's resources! Right?
The next Venus Transit in 2012 falls @ 15Gem45; '16Gem' = "A Woman Agitator Makes an Impassioned Plea"...do you think 2012 will be the year of a lady president? You may wish to see the chart for yourself: June 5, 2012 9:03 pm edt Washington, DC; ASC 23Sag48; Mc 14Lib44 conjoining US natal Saturn 14:48; ASC = Neptune/Mc: defenses against insecurity; living in one's own foggy realm. (Tyl.)
After all these Venusian considerations, my question is: optimistically assuming that America will still be considered a sovereign nation by 2012 and that there is indeed a female presidential candidate, which mysterious entity will Lady Venus (female candidate or incumbent Oval Office denizen) hook up with in order to prove herself/himself worthy of the presidency of the United States?