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Showing posts with label Dwight D Eisenhower. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dwight D Eisenhower. Show all posts

Jun 6, 2024

D-Day 1944: The Invasion of Normandy

by Jude Cowell, partisan for democracy

Somehow it seems very small on this 80-year anniversary of D-Day June 6, 1944, the Invasion of Normandy, to reduce such massive energies to a mere Horoscope symbolizing the operation that began the beating back of Germany's Nazi forces and the subsequent Allied liberation of Europe.

Today, eighty years later, brutal Nazism again attempts to take over in Europe and where they don't belong--the United States of America! And today President Joe Biden speaks in France at the ceremony honoring the soldiers who are still with us, and those who are not. My uncles who fought are no longer around but the Horoscope of the Normandy Invasion is shown here as a small tribute to all Allied forces led by Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and all other participants in the grand fight for freedom, liberty, and democracy and to those who fought and resisted in other ways:

One interesting chart feature that describes Operation Neptune is that asteroid EROS (the piercing) @00Ari35, the premiere Cardinal World Point of Manifestation, opposes oceanic planet Neptune Rx @1Lib28 denoting the amphibious landings of 1944. And for those who use America's July 4, 1776 late afternoon horoscope (I use 5:09 p LMT), this descriptive opposition lands upon the shores of the chart's MC-IC axis of security, home, and public status.

Then significantly, today is cosmically marked by a New Moon @16Gem18 (conjunct Venus as in 1944!) at 8:38 a edt, the seeding and planning lunar phase which will culminate with the Full Moon of June 21 2024 @1Cap07, a Summer Solstice 2024 Full Moon suggesting a series of fulfilling events through Summer 2024 in relation, I hope, to the further beating back of today's crop of tyrannical despots, wanna-be dictators, and all anti-democratic sociopaths with Nazi leanings.

Horoscope of World War Two.

Previously on SO'W: Neptune and The Nazis Search for the Holy Grail.

Jul 1, 2022

Inauguration 1953: A Prayer for America

Dwight D. Eisenhower, official photo, May 29, 1959; Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

July 1, 2022

Reaching Back for a Better America

by Jude Cowell

As my fellow Americans and I face Independence Day 2022 with less constitutionally granted independence and freedom than before due to an overreaching Supreme Court, a tribute to a certain American Republican president might actually be appropriate for the July 4th holiday:

On January 20, 1953, Dwight D. Eisenhower was sworn in as our 34th president. Instead of one Bible for his Oath of Office, two Bibles were used: George Washington's Masonic Bible from 1789, some say turned to II Chronicles 7:14 (disputed), and President Eisenhower's own "West Point Bible" turned to Psalms 33:12. Eisenhower then gave his own Prayer and delivered his Inaugural Address. At his 1953 Inauguration, 'Ike' sounds like an actual American, and a listen of his 1953 address is recommended, if you can spare a few minutes.

Then recently, progressive broadcaster-author Thom Hartmann commented that in his opinion, Dwight Eisenhower was the last Republican president who believed in democracy. In fact, Eisenhower's 1953 Inaugural Address is a bracing tonic for those of us determined to fight against the authoritarian wave of lies, deceit, cruelty, and strong-armed paternalism now sweeping across America (Vote Blue in 2022 - and 2024!) and gaining hoofholds around the globe. Among others, Eisenhower's mentions of concepts such as "moral stamina" and "love of liberty" remind us of the America that, struggling toward a perfect union, we want to keep. Yet if our country must regress, let it be to these and other higher concepts and principles, such as President Lincoln's "better angels of our nature" - while leaving behind the racism and hatred of by-gone eras for those are what degrade and doom our nation to the ashbin of History. And anyone who promotes such negativity are enemy saboteurs of America, many disguised as "patriots." Yet as you know, dear reader, using religion to gain and wield political power is precisely what America's Founders feared!

So for the astro-curious, here's a view of the natal horoscope of Dwight David Eisenhower, born October 14, 1890. His chart shows Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Uranus in Libra, warrior Mars @13Cap39 (directly opposing US Sun of July 4, 1776), Jupiter @2AQ44, Saturn @12Vir39, Virgo rising, Gemini at Midheaven, and of course, the Neptune-Pluto Conjunction in early degrees of Gemini - at Midheaven with his 10th house North Node @17Gemini. Yes, the Neptune-Pluto duo can be bad news in the criminality and occult realms but for evolved individuals receptive to such influences, their combined energies can provide self-knowledge and a refined spiritual understanding (A. Oken). Then notably, in the realms of Politics, Ike's Libran Uranus can express and behave as a troublemaker, and/or as one whose reforms are in the interests of the public. A WWII General, perhaps his Uranian behavior was a case of alternating expressions!

Now at the risk of seeming to be sympatico with the current evangelical, Family-run, Opus Dei, Dominionist, theocratic bizarros sticking their camel's nose under the tent of liberty, privacy and other rights (with whom I am non-sympatico) while they set about stirring a noxious brew of church and state, let's consider the Scriptural messages that President Eisenhower spotlighted that day in 1953 as he began his presidency and prayed for America:

II Chronicles 7:14, our Creator's promise to heal the land of His people who turn from wickedness and seek Him. And here I'll quote Psalms 33:12 (KJV): "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom He hath chosen for His own."

Well, to me this means that genuine spiritual renewal is needed across our nation but I must suppose that the current batch of holier-than-thous think they're the people referred to here. Yet through willful blindness, or their lack of genuine spirtual understanding, they leave out empathy for humanity, and show cruelty which negates any claim to such a worthy status that they might have had. Why, they act, legislate, and pronounce from on high as if they've never read the New Testament at all! And yes, we're all on paths to greater understanding (ye olde "God's not through with me yet") but the paths that theocrats trod seem darker than one would hope for leaders of our country - and We The People are expected to follow! Instead, their riding roughshod over the majority's wishes feels more of a return to Benito's Fascism or Adolf's Nazism, and those would be very dark paths indeed.

Therefore, in honor of the recent revelation of ketchup dripping down a White House wall (so in the news these days), here's a brief video clip from Mary Trump in case you missed it: Why Donald Trump Throws Food: An Origin Story - It's All About the Mash Potatoes!

So hopefully we can agree that POTUS #34 is a major contrast to man-baby POTUS #45. And to me, the contrast represents a sad symbol of how America and the White House have come down in the world. How much President Biden can elevate the country and the White House remains to be seen. But undermining his efforts at improvment is not in our country's, or in democracy's, best interests.

A Closely Related Post: On April 20, 2023, the Solar Eclipse Series That Affects All US Presidential Elections returns. And all lovers of democracy will need all the support we can get.

May 28, 2010

Eisenhower's Sun Libra-Moon Libra prescient again?

"We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security."

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, 1890-1969

Now it's 2010 and "the vain search" is ongoing and bankrupting America as predicted - or promised (see comment under this post about Eisenhower's controversial US citizenship!) - and there's still no such thing as "absolute security", is there?

Dwight Eisenhower was US President from 1953 - 1961 which makes him my earliest memory of an American President doing his presidential thing. Born in Denison, Texas on October 14, 1890 @ 3:00 am CST; ASC 5Vir52; Mc 3Gem21 with Neptune 6Gem30 conjunct Pluto 7Gem39; Sun 20Lib58 and Moon 25Lib49 make him an Air-Air Sun Lib/Moon Lib.

This is an idealistic combination of Sun/Moon energies which produces a fine intellect, a diplomatic nature, and a zeal for justice. Plenty of discussion is needed in order to arrive at balanced conclusions, and courtesy and fine manners are considered all important. That others can be rude and crude can throw Sun Lib/Moon Lib off balance.

Obviously, relationships play a pivotal role in the life of one born with Sun and Moon in Libra, sign of Relationships, Partnerships, and Romance. A need for feedback from others and for meeting others halfway is evident; when forced to take command, the normally cool and detached Lib/Lib really comes alive (General Eisenhower); romance acts as a bulwark for when life gets tough or becomes unseemly.

(Mamie and Ike were lifelong partners and I was okay with that until I realized at a certain age that my Mother had developed a habit of having my hair cut with what became the famous 'Mamie Eisenhower bangs'...see example below: my 2nd grade portrait, goofy grin and all, with bangs somewhat grown out, thank goodness!)

So with Lib/Lib in Politics, controversy becomes a catalyst toward decision-making and finding one's own power; a capacity to see an opponent's point of view makes for an astute politician, along with an innate desire to uplift and encourage others to do their level bests.

Sun Lib/Moon Lib's Image for Integration: 'A prince and princess of warring tribes fall in love and marry, and 1,000 years of peace ensue.' (Sun Sign-Moon Sign Charles and Suzy Harvey.)

So here I am sportin' Mamie's Bangs and lookin' pretty happy about it! (Both front teeth not necessarily included.)


Eisenhower birth data from astrodatabank now Wiki'fied.