Whenever Halloween Rolls Around
by Jude Cowell
Well, it's almost Halloween 2011 and time for remembering the original inventor of the Detective Novel, Mr. Edgar Alan Poe. You'll find a previous post does just this as the Astrology of Edgar Allan Poe's life and death is discussed with his natal horoscope shown.
(Blog Note: the 'Poe Toaster' link in the above post is no longer live so here's an alternate item from Wikipedia which states that no mysterious Poe Toaster turned up at his gravesite in 2010 or in 2011 which apparently heralds the end of a 60-year tradition of honoring the esteemed author and critic in the middle of the night.
October 9, 2011 marked the 162nd anniversary of Poe's birth in 1849. Intriguingly, his violent death under mysterious circumstances includes a potentiality that the practice of Politics was intimately involved!
Plus, as you've heard and Professor Robert Reich laments, there's been another untimely and unfortunate death recently--that of the long term insurance provision in President Obama's health insurance legislation.
So considering the season, let's all give a hollow cheer for an apt Sabian Symbol, the one for Inauguration 2009's Moon (we-the-people in Mundane Astrology for the US) which on January 20, 2009 noon est Capitol Building clocked in at a crisis-critical 29th degree: 29Scor45. (Moon in Scorpio, the Halloween season's favorite sign of mystery and betrayal--but thankfully of regeneration!)
Rounding up Inaugural Moon 2009's degree, we have '30Sco' = "A Halloween Jester", and I think, m'peops, it's become quite clear that--Boo!--we've been tricked not treated once again.