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Showing posts with label August 1 Solar Eclipse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label August 1 Solar Eclipse. Show all posts

Sep 22, 2008

America in the Soupline

Plopped into the stew by the Bush-Cheney regime, my fellow Americans are trading - not futures on Wall Street (Wall Street took care of the common folks' futures) - but trading soup recipes with the scruffy bum on the corner who once was a neighbor or colleague. He really has a way with Ramen.

Yes, it's Souplines Across America, she wrote, and many scoffed. All three readers of this blog said, wahhhh? She's lost it now.

But in 2008 more is lost in this country than my few marbles, and the programs of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal are simultaneously the neocons' target yet are the sort of thing we'll be craving more of in a little while thanks to the wrong-headed policies and big plans of George Bush and his fellow bandits.

Why, this blog was dedicated from its start to those who infest Washington, varmints, bandits, and all!

Scandalously, the US Congress will soon pass its shredded authority and oversight duties over to the dustbin of history, perhaps by Friday, but at least your Aunt Granny Fanny has a cauldron of Fishbone Soup bubbling on the stove for your dinner.

Yes, FDR is trembling in his grave, and a new light-emitting species of comb jellies has been discovered near the Great Barrier Reef. Cheney must not have heard about them yet or he'd be having jellies for din din with his moose burger.

Remembering Reagan

Ronald Reagan wrote in his diary about his first days in office and how his budget was to meant "undo LBJ's Great Society"...just like our current crop of "all through your life you made choices" bunch that set about doing same in order to rent the social fabric of this nation and hoard more wealth and power for themselves.

And that's what Congress should say to the Paulson bailout charade brigade and to Wall Street wheeler-dealers: all through your life you made you're on your own, dog.

Homelessness Rising: Bush vs FDR is a rant from 2007 along these same lines...souplines.

Across America.

Still I hope and pray that Congress doesn't let the American people down. But what are the odds? Wall Street donations to their campaign coffers ('kickbacks') will be flowing like water along with the cheap liquidity the Fed is further undermining the US dollar with...washing it and the nation down the drain.

But crazily enough, everyone sees what they're up to. It's all over the web and elsewhere, too. But I suppose our only recourse is to make our "representatives" miserable if they dare set hooves in their constituents' vicinity as the beltway denizens flock to their districts like a gaggle of chickens on vacation.

Now normally chickens don't travel in gaggles, I know. But these particular chickens may need safety in numbers to keep their patooties out of your Aunt Granny Fanny's cauldron. Fishbone Soup doesn't stick to your ribs for long, but poultry might.

More Memories:

Reaganomics led the nation into serious economic trouble, big deficits, homelessness - and even 'true believers' were wavering over Reagan's trickle down/supply side crap as the 80s souplines formed in every city.

Poppy Bush called it 'voo doo economics' in order to get elected to the presidency (he resorted to telling the truth.)

That the American people have such short memories was the sad part in 2000 and'd think they could've thought of this downturn tendency when Bush knocked on their doors with his Ownership Society leaflets which preceeded the eviction notices by a couple of years - just long enough for the kids to get settled in school before finding themselves out on the curb.

Well, I'll hush for now. The microwave just beeped me that my Campbells is heated through.


If you wish, read my notes on the Reaganomics Eclipse of 1981 where you'll see that this Eclipse's degree is conjunct none other than George W. Bush's natal Ascendant, his nibs himself, making him a perfect conduit for the continuation of ruinous economic policies of the so-called free market.

Dubya was 35 years old when the Reaganomics Eclipse occurred but was probably too high to notice at the time. I'm imagining his daffy response though..."who turned out the lights?"

With Solar Eclipses occurring in an 18.6-year cycle, the 1981 Eclipse is from the same Series as the Mother of All Eclipses of Aug 11, 1999 which ushered in the New Millennium and was predicted by Nostradamus many moons's his famous 'King of Terror' Eclipse, in fact. Or 'King of Alarm' if you prefer.

Either name you label it, innocents are in the crosshairs with the devil taking the hindmost.

And the current Eclipse season (Solar Ecl August 1, 2008; 9Leo32) is in Leo like 1999's Eclipse; plus, this is the Pre-natal Ecl Series of John McCain - and of the NYSE.

A Page is dedicated to this momentous Eclipse so follow the link and you'll see the August 11,1999 Eclipse at the top of my Pages List in the sidebar at Jude's Threshold.

Aug 13, 2008

Saturday's Lunar Eclipse over DC 8.16.08

Here's a freshly notated image of Saturday's Lunar Eclipse set for the White House, Washington DC, August 16, 2008, perfecting at 5:16:24 pm EDT.

This Moon Eclipse is a buddy of August 1's Solar Eclipse (the 'Olympics Eclipse') and both are related to the economy through linkage to the NYSE...the August 1 Eclipse is in the same Series that the NYSE was 'born' into...see both Eclipses discussed here as possible market paranoia bubbles on the front burner.

But here the Lunar Eclipse chart is set for the White House with attention toward Politics - Bush and Putin, and the current conflagration in Georgia and South Ossetia.

You see that the Jupiter/Pluto (plutocracy; men of power and wealth; striving for power) is rising so we have a midpoint picture...there are no patterns formed in this chart (T-squares, Grand Trines, etc):

Jup/Pluto = ASC: being known as an organizer and special achiever; prudence; far-sightedness; personal advancement; the desire for power. ('Prudence' is a Bush Sr word.)

Also angular at Mc (The Goal) we see...

Sun/Asc = Mc: seeking mental or intellectual contacts; attainment of esteem and respect; personal recognition esp through the profession.

That strong-arming is afoot in the Caucasus is obvious and you don't need Eclipse charts to tell you that. And since I've lost the ability to listen to the words of 'world leaders' at merely surface value, it seems to be more posturing and political theater, dahlink, with an emphasis on consolidating the old Russia (or Soviet State) as Putin continues nabbing ocontrol of natural resources - gas, oil and grain while undermining American power (what power the neocons led by Bush-Cheney haven't dispensed with already - plus, Neptune...oil, gas, at a 'Russian' degree, '23AQ"..."A Big Bear Sitting Down and Waving All Its Paws.")

That Bush is in disagreement with Putin's actions is no given in my book, but we shall see how things play out - the whole sad mess is being perpetrated while Bush is still in office which is no coincidence. McCain would be gung-ho for more war but would Obama?

Mercury 11Vir18 is quite active being the apex of two midpoints - and is conjunct Bush Sr's natal Asc...Mercury is his natal chart-ruler...Mr. New World Order himself.

Sun/Mars = Mercury: ready for action; the desire to bring plans to realization; the thinking fighter or the leader in a struggle or fight; alertness; fast talk, fast travel.

Venus/Saturn = Mercury: searcing for the ideal; thinking about ways to feel fulfilled, to improve relationships, to feel wanted; sober thinking; visualizations of stark reality; narrow-mindedness; separations in relationships.

The Jupiter/Uranus midpoint has been on the collective path (North Node) for several weeks now...

Jup/Uranus = NN: showing oneself cheerful in the presence of others; a fortunate new aquaintanceship; striving together with others for a common purpose. (The Beijing Olympic Games fits this bill! And did you see Bush and Putin chuckling together as the Russian aggression answered Georgia's aggression toward South Ossetia?)

You see critical/crisis degrees on the Mc/Ic axis, 29Ari/Libra which relates to the many crisis situations on the table at the White House and on the world stage.

Perhaps the Sabian Symbols might elucidate the evolutionary landscape. Since the axis degrees are 29:46, I'll give both 29Ari/Lib and 30Ari/Lib using Lynda Hill's more modern analysis where she includes 'Cautions' along with Keywords...

~Mc = The Goal; Ic = The Drain or Foundation of the matter~

Mc '29Libra': Mankind's Vast Enduring Effort to Reach for Knowledge Transferable from Generation to Generation...

keywords: handing down possessions or knowledge; knowledge being changed, modified, or updated; teaching by example; the wisdom of the ancestors; research into history; striving for answers; reference books, encyclopedias, and the spoken word; the gift of knowledge.

caution: believing that one knows all; information, knowledge, or riches inherited by only the select few; fundamentalism; reliance on tradition; doing what's always been done, regardless of the reason.

Mc '30Lib': Three Mounds of Knowledge on a Philosopher's Head...

keywords: looking at the signs; wisdom that transcends book knowledge; philosophy; having a knowledgeable demeanor; making wise decisions regardless of hard-line opinion; the head, skull, or cranium; predicting the future; wit and style; seeing others' potential; receding hairlines.

caution: over-analysis and reliance on intellect; being a know-it-all; having a bossy attitude; thinking that doesn't clarify issues but muddies them; taking things far too seriously; people with 'highbrow' attitudes; feeling weighed down by intellectual concerns.

Ic '29Aries': The Music of the Spheres...

keywords: voices bringing messages; attunement to the messages in Astrology; harmonies, chrods, keys, octaves, tones; the beauty of the planets; the measurement of time; circadian rhythms; days of the week, dancing to the wind, humming of bees; sending love; Numerology; sound healing; the Atomic Clock.

caution: inflating rational ideas; delusions or enlightenment?; rejecting the obvious intuition in favor of more intellectual answers; getting lost in abstractions; loving the sound of your own voice; not listening to obvious messages.


Ic '30Aries': A Duck Pond and Its Young Brood...

keywords: nurturing, contentment; realizing limitations; reliability; psychoanalysis; finding friends or family that enrich life; family patterns and analysis; feeling safe in one's environs; being the mother duck; foster and adoptive families; communes and communities; facing the music that you've composed.

caution: denying one's own needs for sake of the 'brood'; narrow-minded attitudes; feeling stuck; not wanting to leave the nest; not inviting others in; borders erected to keep others out; distrusting those who are 'alien'; smugness or exclusivity; being lost in the crowd or not wanting to stand out. ~

Occurring during an Hour of Mars, we may be certain that this Lunar Eclipse will be stirring things up as all Eclipses are want to do, and which testosterone-driven Mars does best. And warrior Mars is nearing a crisis 29th degree himself - let's consider '28Vir' first...

'28Vir': A Bald-headed Man in Uniform Has Seized Power...

keywords: male hormones running rampant; dominating others' mental space; Samson's hair; strutting one's stuff; taking positions of power; 'wearing the pants in the family'; directing and organizing many people; the government; the military; letting others express their opinions or have a say; decisions based on logic; taking action or command.

caution: pushing too hard or fast; putting on a show because one is in uniform; power-tripping; being cruel or domineering; opportunism, corruption, misuse of power; taking charge because one can; domestic violence; strict rules for living; not listening to others.

~notice under 28Vir's keywords, mention of the family - Cupido 15Leo23 is conjunct 8th cusp of High Finance; Cupido is used by this astrologer as a significator for The Family, the Zionist Christian organization behind many of the world's war woes - you'll recognize them by their annual congressional "National Prayer Breakfasts"...Cupido also stands for the world crime syndicate, fascism, and corporatism, and shares the duty with plutocratic Pluto/Chiron two bodies which conjoined to help usher in the New Millennium (Dec 30, 1999) upon the US (Sibly) Asc...'12Sag': "A Flag Turns into an Eagle That Crows." And it has.)~

Mars '29Vir': A Man Is Gaining Secret Knowledge From an Ancient Scroll He Is Reading...

keywords: learning from ancient mysteries; study and its rewards; reading between the lines; finding clues from the past and applying them to the present; being privileged to look into something special; The Bible, the Torah, and the Koran; alchemy; manuscripts; secret papers; classified documents; scribes.

Hmmm...Mars is busy these days, isn't he?

And with chart-ruler Saturn 9Vir39 sitting upon the natal Mars of George Bush, his focus and determination are being tested - Saturn is applying to a helpful trine with Jupiter rising, yet Rx, and Saturn rules Jupiter here and is opposite US natal Sun (not good for US monetary funds which Bush has tapped into several times too often.)

That Putin is remaining in control of Russia beyond the normal 8 years may be a pattern for Bush to follow in the US - in other words, I'll see Bush is out of American politics when I believe it.

Unaspected Uranus 21Pis42 and Rx is on-the-loose and working on its rebellious own - and also in 2nd house of Resources and Money, causing more financial upsets.

Neptune and Moon rise on August 16 with Fixed Star Mirfak in the constellation Perseus (young male energy; challenge-oriented) and, of course, we've just had the Perseid meteor shower peaking on August 12 & 13.

With asteroid Tisiphone (retaliation) being at 00Cap and between the Asc degree and powerful Pluto, the chances for retaliation of some sort are increased along with Mars still within orb of opposition with radical Uranus. Pluto/Asc = power over one's environment; willpower; ambition; dictatorship; the desire to being others under one's rule. (Ebertin.)

One could say a 'bumpy ride' is indicated by this Eclipse - financially, politically, and militarily - and one would be in aggreement with this, your reluctant astrologer.


~see the August 2008 Eclipses discussed in relation to George Bush's natal chart here if you wish.~

midpoint pictures from Tyl and Ebertin.

Aug 10, 2008

August 1 Solar Eclipse: video

Considering the Beijing Olympic Games, with heinous murder to their credit within the first 24 hours, and the aggressions going on between Russia and Georgia (which may involve the US and NATO and be the start of WWIII, some fret), the recent Solar Eclipse of August 1 deserves a second or third viewing - its effects may be with us way longer than we wish them to be.

Now you may see a brief *Saturn ad first, but that will soon pass. Actually I drive a Saturn and it's a great car as cars go!

*I just checked the video and got a Brita ad but can't say I've used Brita in years...guess it's an ad smorgasbord...take your chances!

Aug 5, 2008

Perseids + Aug 1 Solar Eclipse photos

Space Weather News for August 5, 2008

COUNTDOWN TO THE PERSEIDS: The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks one week from today, on Tuesday, August 12th. The best time to look is during the dark hours before dawn on Tuesday morning when forecasters expect 50 to 100 meteors per hour. Get away from city lights if you can; plan a camping trip! The darker the sky, the more meteors you will see.

The source of the Perseids is Comet Swift-Tuttle, which has littered the August portion of Earth's orbit with space dust. The dusty zone is broad and Earth is already in its outskirts. As a result, even before the peak on August 12th, you may see some "early Perseids" streaking across the night sky.

Photos of these early arrivals will be featured in the days ahead on as part of our full coverage of the Perseid meteor shower.

BONUS: Last Friday's total solar eclipse is history, but new pictures continue to appear in our photo gallery. Start browsing our Eclipse photo gallery!

Jul 31, 2008

Headed for China: the August 1 Solar Eclipse

Space Weather News for July 31, 2008

SOLAR ECLIPSE: On Friday, August 1st, the Moon will pass directly in front of the Sun producing a total solar eclipse. The narrow path of totality stretches from arctic Canada through Greenland, Siberia, and Mongolia, and comes to an end in China where millions of people will witness the event.

Even more people will see the partial eclipse, visible from almost all of Europe, the Middle East, India, Asia and a corner of North America.

The action begins at approximately 09:20 UT (5:20 am EDT) when the Moon's shadow first hits Earth in northern Canada and begins its rapid sweep toward China.

Visit for photos, webcasts, timetables and full coverage of the eclipse. #


On August 17, 2007 I wrote a post about the NYSE's Pre-Natal Eclipse Series - which repeats tomorrow, Aug 1, 2008, along with a few notes from astrologer Sybil Leek concerning Neptune in Scorpio, sign of big business and marking the start of living beyond one's means bwo credit cards, plus some comments on Ben Bernanke. (Given today's financial mess the 'experts' have dumped us in, I want to type Stanky Bernanke but guess I'd better not. What then would I call the rest of 'em?)

Anyway, here's the post link if you'd like to peruse:

NYSE and its Solar Eclipse Series 2008

Jul 28, 2008

August 1 Eclipse scares up: The Mummy!

The Mummy is being released on August 1, the very day of the Solar Eclipse from the 10 South Series.

The Pluto-inspired The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor looks pretty good in the trailer so I've provided a link for viewing it in the above post along with Eclipse details in case you've missed them. Pluto, the Dragon is rising, it seems...along with China whose symbol is The Dragon.