Today marks the 9th birthday of Stars Over Washington which was born at 3:30 am edt on October 16, 2005, Athens, Georgia. Yes, this blog is definitely gray around the muzzle now yet it still manages to aid somewhat in releasing my frustration concerning the mismanagement of what this populist believes is the greatest nation the world has ever known: the United States of America!
As you see by its birth date my frustration with the US government reached a boiling point under the usurping dual presidency of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, the 'Bush-Cheney regime' as I've often called it, and after a few years of fussing about Politics with hints of Astrology included (in Slate.com's forum The Fray) a blog simply had to be created. This is it.
Then in 2008 I added a 'tapestry blog' on WordPress which included Politics, Astrology, and Political Astrology titled Jude's Threshold, the name a reference to Saturn as guardian of the threshold, the planet's job in my natal 12th house of the Unconscious. He stays quite busy as you may imagine, helped a little by a mutual reception with natal Mercury in Capricorn.
So to celebrate this day and the rather slog it's been, I checked back to October 16, 2005 to see the Sun-Moon blend influences imprinting Stars Over Washington. They are listed below along with today's 9th birthday blend for the sake of comparison. Check them out if you wish!
October 16, 2005 3:30 am edt: Sun Libra-Moon Aries, a 'live wire' Air-Fire blend with a 23-degree Sun conjoining Fixed Stars Arcturus (the White House) and Spica ('the spike', the Washington Monument as they line up, earth to heaven, on the Masonic Federal Triangle of Washington, DC, my former city of residence.)
Sun Libra-Moon Aries is, of course, on the Self-Others axis which seemed appropriate at the time I created this blog and identifies as a 'peace-making crusader' and a 'cool-headed idealist who has spunk and courage'. it gives ability to initiate projects and needs to be actively engaged but with an 'eccentric twist'. Well, yes, over the years I have given quite a bit of space here for your consideration to 'conspiracy theories' via video and article links--not all have I endorsed but they make for interesting topics and support my inability to accept all information that any government says at face value. Who could these days?
The Sun Libra-Moon Aries blend is shared natally by a varied cast of characters such as: Dick Gregory, Luciano Pavarotti, Giuseppi Verdi, Shaun Cassidy, Cliff Richard, John Coltrane, Enrico Fermi--and also by a certain poet quoted here most aptly:
"A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man." e.e.cummings
The 'Images for Integration' for Sun Libra-Moon Aries: "A little girl and a little boy barter whilst playing on a see-saw. She wants his toy gun; he wants her cream cake. They decide to share." (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)
(Personally this relates to my natal horoscope with its see-saw pattern of planets which necessitates a constant weighing of polarities and alternate views. And I prefer cream cakes to any sort of gun. And curiously, as a child of the Flower Power Generation and an art school student, I didn't manage to attend a great many rallies and protests of the day but one rally I did attend featured a speaker listed above: Dick Gregory.)
Nine Years Later: October 16, 2014
At 3:30 am edt today, the Moon was in late Cancer which gives S'OW's 9th year (actually its 10th year, now entered) a Sun Libra-Moon Cancer Air-Water blend of energies, a misty mix that can break into tears quite easily. This reveals the fact that since 2005 the direction in which America has been forced to march brings me to tears and I'm certain a natal Pisces Moon aids in this. That the American people continue for the most part to allow themselves to remain divided by ace operators using the traditional 'divide and conquer' tactic makes me sad for my country and its people, most of whom I believe are decent as are populations of countries across the globe.
Does anyone believe we'd be facing World War Three if politicians and their wealthy enablers of a demonic persuasion weren't willing it to be so? For as we know, old men wage wars for young men (and women) to fight--for profit. Theirs not ours. Such dupes we can be! But remember, this blogger is of the 'what if they threw a war and no one showed up?' school of thought. Let the old men duke it out!
Okay, I'll hush on the WWIII topic for we all like to hide our noggins in the sand over that one even while we watch in horror current political machinations in the Middle East. So let's close this somber, moody birthday celebration with a few tidbits concerning today's Sun Libra-Moon Cancer combination as S'OW enters its 10th year...first the blend's 'Images for Integration': "A patriot rouses the masses to seek education, and then goes home to cook dinner for his friends."
This Image I like! Especially considering my natal MC's Sabian Symbol which I'll let you check for yourself: 16 Gemini, conjunct Rigel (to teach.)
Potentials of the Libra-Cancer combo include: concern for others with interests in art, history, mythology, music, and teaching; respect for the rights of others; artistic imagination; powers of communication; adaptability.
Well, you may not agree with such a lofty assessment of this blog or of me especially if you decry my use of Political Astrology through a common-good lens--your right, of course. But perhaps a brief list of the natives who share the Libra-Cancer blend will be of interest: Eleanor Roosevelt, Annie Besant, Paul Simon, John Kenneth Galbraith--and Graham Greene who informs us that,
"Sentimentality--that's what we call the sentiment we don't share."
For George W. Bush's natal Sun-Moon personality blend, plus some very interesting Sabian and Carelli Symnbols that describe him, visit the first-ever S'OW post here.