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Showing posts with label Iraq Occupation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Iraq Occupation. Show all posts

Dec 21, 2010

Video: the Anti-War Protest @ the White House (12.16.10)

Since the mainstream media didn't cover the protests of December 16, it took a while to locate a video of last Thursday's snowy anti-war protests at the White House with war veterans, journalist Chris Hedges, and Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg speaking, participating, and being arrested.

When the people are not listened to by their government, this is, as Chris Hedges points out, what's left (as my Baby Boomer generation well knows.) Here's yesterday's Truthdig column about the nature of war and the protests of Dec 16, 2010 written by Chris Hedges. It does me good to see our younger generations get involved though many more protests and marches will be necessary if people can put down their iPhones long enough to take action and save our country!

So what do I want Santa to bring me this Christmas?

An America who folds her many tents, apologizes from the heart of the American people, and removes her sons and daughters from foreign lands.

You see, my and your America is being used by the power elite as a tool - a military hammer - to forge their Vulcan vision of global domination, aka, the NWO. That's why there's no money for our domestic needs, in spite of what Washington says about their secretive military budget.

Just vs Unjust

The lies leading up to the Bush-Cheney neocon wars and the false flag op (9/11/01) that allegedly justified their illegal invasions are part of the false reality narrative promoted by our remote-controlled government and the media which has created conditions under which no soldier of any nation should be expected to serve and die. We've been here before and it's past time to stop US imperialistic wars - again.

So Happy Holidays, White House. You're a real disappointment.


Note: SO'W's Julian Assange poll has only 10 days left in which to vote and as of today, 101 people have responded! Please vote if you haven't (sidebar, upper right.) Thanks! jc

Apr 22, 2009

Senate Armed Services Committee faults Bush adm on torture

The Senate Armed Services Committee released a report last evening, April 21, 2009, which faults the Bush administration for authorizing torture techniques.

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld authorized certain methods on Dec 2, 2002, so I took a quick look at that date and found a Grand Trine between Mars, Saturn, and Uranus which gives three midpoint pictures to consider (energies which could have been operative on many levels anywhere on the globe and for anyone, of course - and people chose how to use them), but see if you think any of them apply to the subject at hand...Grand Trine patterns indicate closed circuits of energy:

Mars/Saturn = Uranus: the inclination to apply brute force; the ability to take as well as give under provocation; extraordinary and unusual powers of resistance; the inclination to apply brute force; a nervous test of strength; sudden illness or separation; intervention by a Higher Power; intense drive; breaking loose; gaining independence through struggle.

Mars/Uranus = Saturn: violence; a lack of adaptability; energy concentrated on separation; a heavy injury; operation; violent destruction; a clash between controls and the freest spirit; potential battles and separations; controls cannot be tolerated.

Saturn/Uranus = Mars: an act of violence; the occasionally wrong use of extraordinary energy; undergoing great efforts and toil; a violent or forced release from tensions or strains; challenging others for a decisive contest or fight; deprivation of freedom; injury; accident; tremendous upheaval possible in rebellion, through calamity, overexertion, or anxiety about how things will get on. (Ebertin; Tyl.)

Dec 14, 2008

Video of shoes thrown at Bush's head 12.14.08

Couldn't resist! Here's the YouTube video of Bush in Iraq Sunday as an Iraqi journalist throws both his shoes at Bush's thick head.

Oct 19, 2008

Leaving Iraq + the 'New President' Eclipse

Iraqis stage mass anti-US occupation rally

Supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr have staged a mass demonstration in Baghdad in protest against plans to extend the US mandate in Iraq.

An estimated 50,000 protesters chanted slogans such as "Get out occupier!"


As mentioned previously, I must agree with what my mama always said: Never go where you're not invited, never stay where you're merely tolerated.

The toleration (what little there ever was) for US troops in Iraq, has ended.

You know that about 6 days into the new administration, a Solar Eclipse occurs. The Ascendant degree of the Eclipse when set for the White House is 1Sag59 so we may look to the Sabian Symbol for:

'2Sag'..."The Ocean Covered with Whitecaps" which to my ears has a White House/Washington DC flavor to it.

However, '1Sag' is a Symbol I've typed many times here and elswhere relating to the Pentagon, our military, and to the Bush-Cheney wars: "A Grand Army of the Republic Campfire."

This indicates to me that the Iraq Occupation and a redeployment or 'surge' into Afghanistan will be first-ups on the desk of the new president. War costs must be on the menu as well, if common sense holds any sway at all.

The January Eclipse degree '6AQ30' is conjunct America's natal South Node, a point of separation and of falling back on past behaviors and talents. If the 'past behaviors' are are better ones from our past, that's okay by me. But if it's unconscious behavior, it'll be more of the same Bushiness. You know - bashing your head against a brick wall and expecting a different result than self-undoing.

And I think that this Eclipse points to America's upcoming Nodal Half-Return, when our weaker relationships and associations may be broken. This Nodal Half-Return (as you will see notated upon the Eclipse chart) occurs on or about April 8, 2009 (using True Node.)

Obviously, the days between Jan 20 (or Jan 26, counting from the Solar Eclipse) until at least April 8 will be key, as the first days of any administration are, for they set the tone for the presidential term. We tend to call the period the "first 100 days" which goes into early May, of course. But it will be interesting to see if associations are broken around early April, give or take a few weeks or so.

Also the first 100 days of an administration are often referred to as a honeymoon period after which reality sets in along with a tinge of buyers' remorse, in many cases.

So with Europe and the rest of the world running from Washington and Wall Street like the plague because of the bandits and thieves who've burned them once too many times, it may be others breaking with us before it's the other way round.

But we'll see, esp since the influence of the Jan 26 Eclipse has to do with making greater commitments in relationships. It's an interesting influence coming upon the degree of our SN, a separative point (the Dragon's Tail), and with a Nodal Half-Return falling within the Eclipse season. All in all, it's a dicey season all around, but you don't need Astrology to tell you that.

Still, a Nodal Half-Return is problematic only where weak associations are concerned...if they don't break then, they will be strengthened going forward.

Soon I will be publishing the chart of what I'm calling the 'New President' Eclipse (Jan 26, 2009; 2:55:12 am est; White House) at Jude's Threshold on my Pages list in the sidebar column.

Check there in the next day or so if you'd like to view the chart and read my notes.

Today I'm still trying to rest up from the final presidential debate and from SNL's Sarah Palin~Tina Fey-lin shenanigans this weekend, but here is the Sabian Symbol for the US natal South Node's degree, and thus for the Jan 26 Eclipse itself (rounding up seems to refer to the Oval Office, shaped like Venus' egg)...

'7AQ'..."A Child Born of an Eggshell"...ESSENTIALITY...

pos: a highly individual and completely unlimited resourcefulness;

neg/unconscious/shadow side: naive reliance on external accident.

And, because opposite is America's North Node, aka destiny or path, here is '7Leo'...

"The Constellations in the Sky"...SURETY...

pos: consistent effectiveness in understanding and self-ordering;

neg/uncons/shadow side: a loss of all present integrity through an unnecessary retreat to the remote or mysterious.

The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones


For more details, here are the Symbols as given by Dane Rudhyar:

US natal South Node + Jan 26, 2009 Solar Eclipse degree:

'7AQ"..."A Child Is Seen Being Born Out of an Eggshell"...

Keynote: The emergence of new mutations according to the great rhythms of the cosmos.


And for US natal North Node:

'7Leo'..."The Constellations of Stars Shine Brilliantly in the Night Sky"...

Keynote: The power of basic spiritual values which refer to man's common humanity and to all enduring archetypes.

Oct 9, 2008

Sen Jim Webb objects to propaganda campaign in Iraq

Senator Jim Webb Urges a Halt to US Propaganda in Iraq by sending Secretary of Defense Robert Gates a letter concerning Bush administration attempts to sway the Iraqi people to the wonderfulness of the US occupation.

Senator Webb also sent a letter to Carl Levin requesting hearings for the 111th Congress' new session (reconvenes Jan 3, 2009) to discuss the DOD "strategic communications programs" which are costing US tax payers $300 million - if indeed that's where all these particular millions are going and if their numbers are reasonably correct.

This is $300 million wasted for certain because who does the DOD think they're foolin'?

And yet we know that most Washington politicians much prefer that fuzzy math we used to hear so much about.

Click the second link to read a few notes on and see an image of Jim Webb's natal chart using a sunrise (solar) map for Feb 9, 1946, St. Joseph, Missouri.

You'll see by his natal chart that Webb is one who really knows how to get all mavericky up in there.


Do you like political cat limericks, by any chance? If so Mr.A.Cat has had me publish A Kitten from Keating at Lim's Limericks, (with an enticing photo of Princess Grace complimentary) if you're game.

Sep 21, 2008

110th Congress in final days

In a spate of nostalgia, I looked for my first post about the current 110th Congress for which so many held such grand hopes - that they would end the Iraq occupation above all.

Well, the first minimum wage increase in Ten Years was passed with Republicans kicking and screaming, gas mileage standards were raised (were they? you tell me), ethics reform to rein in sorry politicians was passed (although they may have papered the break room with it - but after all, you can't legislate morality - my mama coulda told 'em that), plus, hundreds of hearings were held at taxpayers' expense, of course.

Which means that much stalling, diverting, and talking was done by all, with questions left unanswered and challenges neutralized.

And the Iraq war? The House, thanks to the Democrats, went 'on record' and out on a short limb as disapproving of the Bush-Cheney war. Well, me too - and my opinion's free.

So now, because the 110th Congress is coming to a close in a while, I have sentimentally (with a salty tear in my eye) reached back into 2006's blog bowels to find my very first post about the victorious 110th, titled, Dawn of a New Day: Nov 8, 2006, a hopeful if semi-realized shout-out to the Bush enablers of Capitol Hill.

You'll find a few Sabian Symbols of the day but with no updates in the post. Even so, I cordially invite you to take a brief stroll down memory lane with me, if you wish, because the Temple on Capitol Hill awaits.

Sep 4, 2008

Palin views Iraq war as religious: video

Here's a link to the Palin video at Huffington Post where she gives shout-out to the Iraq war/occupation as holy crusade...God's plan.

Now God's plan is behind everything, I agree. It's the arrogance of those who think they have the right to tweak it that grumps me up.

And they do it for narrow political reasons.

Great. More of that with McCain. Is that what we want?

Aug 28, 2008

Biden video from Bill Maher's Real Time

Okay so VP candidate and senator Joe Biden is great on more issues than not. Should I forget about the other stuff?

As a feminine personage I can't ignore his work with Barbara Boxer on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994, can I?

Nope. I can't. So consider me consoled even if the rewritten bankruptcy law aided the credit card, credit counseling, and banking industries while adding to the burdens of financially strapped consumers, many of whom wouldn't have been in such dire straits at all if America had a decent system for healthcare - for paying for medical care, that is.

Biden's acceptance speech Wednesday evening in Denver was good-to-excellent, I thought, and his attack dog role seems just right for biting Bush-Cheney-McCain's bony ankles.

Synchronicitous that during this week of Biden's VP nom acceptance, wounding Chiron remains at '17AQ' which has this Sabian Symbol:

"A Watchdog Standing Guard"...Keyword: PROBITY.

pos: unswerving faithfulness to ideals and a real determination to achieve them;

neg/unconscious/shadow side: unfriendly instincts and groundless suspicion.

The unconscious Illumination Point directly across the zodiac '17 Leo' where the Moon traversed later in the evening on her way to August 30's New Moon (7Vir48) is:

"A Non-Vested Church Choir"...Keyword: COMMUNION...

pos: the effective quickening of man's heart through interests which have been expanded to a point of real concern for his fellows;

neg/shadow side: unimaginative striving for undeserved popularity. (The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones.)#

In Washington? Unimaginative? No, but Undeserved in many cases, to be sure! The Dems sound mighty concerned, but actions will be roaring if they win the White House.

What craws me is that if the Dems are sincere about real change (Saturn 'real' oppo Uranus 'change') then the ones who purposefully engineered the messes we're in will interfere in any way they can and it'll be the usual cry of stalemate on Capitol Hill.

And as Bush43 has adored saying many times, "Congress needs to pass a bill I can sign."

Funny from a man whose bill signing can be undermined by the very same pen - by using his fancy made-up 'signing statements'!!

I'd say he needs to sign a bill or two on behalf of the American people instead of flourishing his signature upon a mile-high stack of them that only boost his pals and their companions to further heights of wealth and power.

And one note about the current campaign line on McCain's being 'unaware' of the problems of the American people:

it's just like McCain's cutting birthday cake with Bush while New Orleans drowned...they ARE aware but they simply do ~ not ~ care.

Aug 27, 2008

Ambien America? Wake Up! says Kucinich

Rep Dennis Kucinich: "Wake Up America!"

by Rep Dennis Kucinich

Former presidential candidate Rep Dennis Kucinich delivered one of the most passionate addresses Tuesday night. "Wake up, America. We went into Iraq for oil. The oil companies want more," Kucinich said. "War against Iran will mean $10-a-gallon gasoline. The oil administration wants to drill more, into your wallet.

Wake up, America. Weapons contractors want more. An Iran war will cost 5 to 10 trillion dollars.

Read more of Kucinich's Tuesday night passion at ICH. #

Wonder if it's true that John McCain is an Ambien user? Because sleepwalking to the ringing phone at 3:00 am in the White House he's sure to be befuzzled, if so. Yet oft have I wondered the same about Bush these last crazy years. And mixing the drug with that other drug, alcohol, is a very irresponsible way to run a country.

Jun 22, 2008

4th Amendment: 1791 - 2008

4th Amendment: Rest in Peace

By Cindy Sheehan

4th Amendment

Born December 15, 1791
Died June 20, 2008

The 4th Amendment to the US Constitution is just one more thing that has been murdered since bloody Emperor George took office in 2001: Over 4000 US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan; over one million Iraqis and Afghanis and many of our brothers and sisters in this country who have been either killed or devastated by catastrophic climate change and other violence that has become rampant.

Read article here. #

~~:~~ checking the Astrology of Dec 15, 1791, I discovered that the Amendment falls within the 10 North Solar Eclipse Series--the same one we're now in--at the "Unmasking" degree (18AQ--Feb 2008) with an emphasis on:

communications; frustrating events bwo news, paperwork, or a young person; things must be worked through slowly because of energy drain and fatigue. (Brady's 'Predictive Astrology.')

If disregarding the oath he took to uphold,protect, and defend the US Constitution isn't enough to impeach George Bush, I guess nothing ever will be. He, his colleagues, and enablers have drained the energy out of the nation, the military, the treasury, the Constitution, and my usual good nature.

Jun 9, 2008

Aristocracy's need for political prophets

Information Clearing House Newsletter

News You Won't Find On CNN: 03/06/08

We're not a democracy. It's a terrible misunderstanding and a slander to the idea of democracy to call us that. In reality, we're a plutocracy: a government by the wealthy." : Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General

"Of all forms of tyranny the least attractive and the most vulgar is the tyranny of mere wealth, the tyranny of plutocracy" : John Pierpont Morgan

"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country." : Thomas Jefferson

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavour to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed." : Abraham Lincoln
"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson." : Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power." : Benito Mussolini


Read this newsletter online: tinyurl


Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq "1,219,596"


Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq 4,087

The War And Occupation Of Iraq Costs: $525,189,721,111

See the cost in your community: #


Ah yes, Corporatism...another of Pluto/Chiron's -isms of oppression, their midpoint now at 25/26Cap and will all too soon conjunct US natal Pluto. These "world servers"--one-world-government types have pre-1933 plans which are mimicking Hitler's rise-to-power tactics so closely, that it's astounding the MSM ignores the you-know-what out of it.

Why, it's as if the MSM never heard of Templars, Rosicrucians, Illuminati or anything of the like. Pshaw!! And yet they know what the skull and crossbones symbol means and have been known to blurb about prominent men being members of a certain society at Pappy and his Pappy.

And if what 'they' say is true--and going by all accounts it is--Grandpa Prescott's support of nazism a la 1930s is in process of being realized in the person of our archetypal father, the 'president' and CEO shoved down our gobs by a Supreme Court primarily composed of illuminated individuals of the highest order.

Let us remember that Bush's natal Saturn is opposite America's natal Pluto, echoing the cruel combo in play as an opposition on 9.11.01.

Well, the power elite do have one limitation I can think of off the top of my Obama Button: they have only one way of seeing things and it's all from their side of the high-tech wall. Actually, better make that a firewall, I feel Mars stirring in the breeze.

May 7, 2008

Eye on Pelosi and Thursday's money vote

Eye on Pelosi:

Here's an excerpt from a Washington Post article explaining Thursday's votes:

"Setting up their last major battle over war policy with President Bush, House Democrats yesterday unveiled a plan to link their favored domestic spending projects and a troop-withdrawal timeline to additional funds for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan requested by the White House.

The $195 billion spending measure would pay for the wars well into next year while tacking on $11 billion to extend unemployment benefits and nearly $1 billion to offer expanded higher education benefits for war veterans. Democrats said they hope that the spending provisions, particularly the education measure, will prove politically difficult for Bush to veto in an election year.

~~:~~puh! it's political theatre, dahlink! wink!~~

"If he wants to make a federal case out of the fact that we feel the need to do something major to reward the troops, that's his prerogative. But I don't think the country will agree with him. And I certainly don't think the country would agree with any effort to deny the extension of unemployment benefits," said House Appropriations Chairman David R. Obey (D-WI.)

The White House remained opposed to the additional spending, demanding a "clean" bill to fund the wars by the symbolically important date of Memorial Day.

"We feel strongly that the Iraq war supplemental should remain for national security needs. We understand that there could be debates on other issues, such as unemployment benefits and food stamps, other issues that are important to a lot of people. But those issues can be taken up separate from our national security needs," said Dana Perino, White House press secretary.

House Republicans also denounced the Democrats' plan.

"It is unacceptable and, indeed, unimaginable for Congress to continue to hold our troops hostage for political leverage. If House Democrats want to ramp up spending on other government programs, those items should be considered separately," said House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio).

The House's emergency supplemental funding measure is broken into three pieces, including $162.6 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, of which $66 billion is designed to cover war costs for several months after the next administration takes over. The second portion includes language mandating immediate troop withdrawals with a goal of having most all troops out by the end of 2009. The third part includes the domestic spending."

Click here to read the whole thing ~in full~


1. "Leader Reid gets pushback on Iraq war bill," The Hill, May 6, 2008

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"Federal case"? That's a hoot! Most of the varmints of Washington belong IN federal cases, ones in which they each STAR in the role of Defendant.

"Hold our troops hostage"? I'm blathering like an idiot over that one and hardly know what to say to the war profiteering hypocrites.

And then there this from Dubya...

Bush wants a "clean" bill? So he's saying that the current down-and-out needs of the American people are dirty? If George keeps messin' around like this, he's going to hurt my feelings in a minute.

And if anyone's needs--and motivations--could use a laundry full o'soap bubbles and scrubbing with a stiff brush, it's the Bush administration and its friends, pardners, colleagues, kith'n'kin, and enablers.

This 'vision' one-government types follow, this 'world server' merde isn't going to turn out as most of you hoped, and while taking down the innocent as you go may seem like a grand plan, you trigger the law of cause and effect and the attraction principle, even while Chaos Theory seems to be at your express disposal.

It is not.

You are merely mortal in similar fashion to the rest of us no matter what your scientists and gurus may tell you, for no one is above God's natural laws...certainly not the cold-hearted reptiles of the world like you with your claws deep into Washington's hide.

Poetic justice? Perhaps. Talons and goatheads, our Washington!

So I'm in a Capricorn mood--please pardon my part of the above post.

If I were wearing my Mood Ring from the 60s right now, it would be...dark blue. Indigo actually...Capricorn colors.

Apr 3, 2008

Howard Zinn on the American empire

Empire or Humanity?

What the classroom didn't teach me about the American empire

By Howard Zinn

With an occupying army waging war in Iraq and Afghanistan, with military bases and corporate bullying in every part of the world, there is hardly a question any more of the existence of an American Empire. Indeed, the once fervent denials have turned into a boastful, unashamed embrace of the idea.

Information Clearing House has the rest of the article here.

Mar 28, 2008

Iraq War 2003 + 2008: 3 YODs

With the US-occupied tinderbox of Iraq erupting of late, the composite chart of the Iraq War (set for the White House, March 19, 2003 8:00 pm) and the War's 'natal' chart (Mar 20, 2003 6:35 am BAT) when averaged together using the Davison method (which averages time AND place and thus gives a mid-date, in this case: Sept 24, 2005) is showing three YOD patterns.

A YOD, as you know, is aka a Finger of God and indicates a special task or purpose, a crisis situation. YODS express most purely when all the points are actual planets although ASC and MC, points of manifestation, may also be pertinent.

The base of a YOD is a sextile and it points to an apex planet or point. In Iraq's case, the three YODS have apex planets under stress: Mercury, Mars, and Uranus. I have highlighted the YODs in the image so hopefully you can see them more easily.

It would take all day to type out all the factors in this Composite-Davison chart (C/D) and I'm sure you notice that the 10th house Chiron is conj US n Pluto 27Cap. And that's Cheney's natal Venus (money; values; relationships) at Midheaven.

Transit Pluto/Chiron midpoint has been at the general degree area this year (19--24 Cap) so we have the plutocratic, oppressive, racist duo on display.

So let's see what the midpoint pictures for the YODs show, beginning with another plutocrat indicator, Jupiter/Pluto.

*Jupiter/Pluto = Mars: applying controls to suit one's particular purposes; leaderhsip; the desire to achieve great things; organizing talent; publicity.

Mercury/Saturn = Uranus: great inner tension; incompatibility; quick decisions or sudden departure; anxiety about a change of status quo; great tension between the old way of thinking vs the new; the inclination to go one's own way; excitability; haste.

Uranus/ASC = Mercury: the tendency to interfere in everything; nervous planning; fault-finding; caustic; oraganising power; the ability to sum up situations quickly; the stage of making arrangements; sudden news; technological progress.

You may also see that Cheney's natal Jupiter is rising, with his n Saturn following. We may then say that:

Jupiter/Saturn = ASC: the tactitcian; keeping properly in one's place (secret state-of-the-art bunker?)

*Replace Mars with Cheney's natal Uranus and we have...

Jupiter/Pluto = n Uranus: intense application of resources to establish a new perspective; overturning the tables; getting back on track or finding a better one; quick exploitation of every situation; a sudden reform or a quick development; sudden adjustment to new circumstances (how about some hot tar, a bunch of feathers, and a rail out of Washington?)

In Bush's nativity, Neptune (5Lib+) is conj the C/D Mercury, so we may replace Mercury in the YOD with his idealistic, deceptive, over-the-top Neptune...

Uranus/ASC = Neptune: sudden undermining of associations; disappointments; a feeling of martyrdom can be exploited.

Replace the C/D ASC with Cheney's n Jupiter and we see...

n Jupiter/Uranus = Mercury: ready wittedness; an abundance of thoughts; a fortunate turn in one's occupation (!!); planning on success; a series of fortunate breaks.

Hmmm...sounds like Cheney is happy with the way things are going in Iraq this week...still. Quite the "success" for his portfolio.

Now here are the midpoint pictures within the C/D chart which link the war's start in March 2003 with today, March 28, 2008...

Mars/Pluto = Uranus: fight first, talk later; dangerous sense of attack; chip on one's shoulder; cruelty; violence; sudden calamities of great importance.

Mercury/Uranus = Pluto: indefatigability in one's work; over-strained nerves; a hasty realization of plans; getting the biggest job done in a commanding way; leadership; tremendous power for action.

Mars/Jupiter = Saturn (Saturn is conj 2003's Jupiter Rx: the general): difficulties in making decisions; letting good opportunities slip away; having to toe the line; pulling in one's sails.

Saturn/Uranus = Mars: tremendous upheaval possible through calamity or anxiety; challenges leading to a decisive fight; violence; undergoing great efforts and toil.

More YOD details:

Bil Tierney, in his book, Dynamics of Aspect Analysis says that in composite charts, YODs with Mercury as the apex planet indicate one who is combining too many concepts to establish coherency, and that concepts must be streamlined in order to work. Given the current chaos and confusion, the chances don't sound so great, do they?

An apex Mercury in a YOD pattern works in similar fashion to Rx Mercury, and the US natal Mercury is Rx. If you've read my article on the first US presidency (George Wasington, of course) you'll know that the White house tends to 'psych out' the public in order to tell us what to think. We're seeing/reading/hearing war propaganda on the current chaos-in-the-tinderbox, but getting the real picture is another matter, isn't it?

Yet this apex Mercury seeks compulsively to find new communication avenues to make a greater educational impact on the environment--and the C/D chart is in the Disseminating phase which is the spreading info stage.

And remember that this Mercury = George Bush's n Neptune which as an apex in a YOD prefers to stay in his ivory tower, thanks. Ivory Tower = White House? Well, hopefully Bush won't be able to pull the snuggly blanket of power around his shrugging shoulders past Jan 2009--at least not from the Oval Office.

Mars as apex planet in a YOD, if poorly used, shows non-productive energy expenditures which need adjustments within the aggressive instincts. Hostility is aimed at inappropriate targets (and this C/D chart describes all parties of all sides as well, not only the US.)

An acute crisis situation may trigger mobilization of vital forces full of daring and courage, and wavering or vacillation won't do. Ties from the past may be broken by this apex Mars and quick adaptation leads to a new path.

Uranus apex here views everthing from a unique angle and is contrary and perverse (as Uranus may tend to be in any situation.)

New directions are best handled only after this apex Uranus alters his willful mental temperament, and disruption of all carefully formulated plans is jolting. Apex Uranus in a YOD pattern is a catalyst and trailblazer. Lawlessness is part of the turning point and causes irrevocable shifts in the environment.

Playing with fire hardly describes what the actors are up to in Iraq, some from within their Ivory Towers, and some from an independent spiritedness determined toward a new path fraught with fresh perspectives.

George Bush is calling the US offensive in Basra a "defining moment" in Iraq, and after looking at the above composite chart, I must agree--but would have to add that it's also a defying moment.

Now why don't we-the-people leave Iraq as best we can with as many apologies as Washington can muster, and take the consequences from the over-extended, misdirected efforts of the Bush-Cheney regime?

It was, after all, their bad--and they had many foreign actors egging them on in what was known to be their Saddam-removal intentions from the start.

Defeat for America, you say? As Astrology shows, how a thing begins is how it will end so we were defeated by fraud and deception from its beginning by Chalabi, the White House, the Pentagon--and others pulling secret strings.

The US should face the music while the band can still play because the White House isn't protecting its's got none to hide.

midpoint pictures: Tyl; Ebertin.

~~note: please pardon typos--my isp is on the verge of crashing (again) so I must publish now and correct later. ;o(

Mar 21, 2008

Sen. Byrd's speech Mar 19, 2003

Surely now we ALL weep...except for a certain few too proud to admit their infallibility or reveal their true motives.

"Today, I Weep For My Country"

The speech given by Sen. Robert Byrd

Exactly five years ago, on the afternoon of March 19, 2003, mere hours before bombs began falling in Baghdad, Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate condemning the use of military force in Iraq. As soon as Byrd was finished speaking, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) delivered a response defending the Bush administration's decision to go to war.

Check it out: Information Clearing House #

And if you missed it: Chiron-Uranus Types in Government

Mar 16, 2008

Iraq war: Solar Return 2008

On March 19, 2008; 11:23:31 am BAT, Baghdad, Iraq, the Sun returns to its degree which marks the birth--the beginning--of the Bush-Cheney war of choice in Iraq.

~note: at end of this post, see link to article on what Hillary really said in 2003's build-up to war.

Click image to enlarge and you will see contentious Mars 5Can22 conj US n Jupiter, a time when one tends to give others more credit than they deserve, and when taking on an unnecessarily exaggerated role in activities is a temptation.

Mars and US Jupiter rise together, in fact, and will be first on the administration's plate for the upcoming period...and I refer to the Iraqi government as well as to Washington's neocons. More money, more troops? Probably both.

Others may facilitate or inspire expansion of the present circumstances and since Congress is apparently on the verge of signing yet another blank check for the Bush-Cheney war (yes! another $102 billion down the drain of this bottomless pit of a war adventure just so Bush-Cheney won't have to admit they were wrong), we may as well look at the war's Solar Return--the 5th anniversary--of the Iraq war chart.

Moon 00Vir32 is chart ruler applying to conj with depressive Saturn Rx, both linked to Royal Star Regulus, keywords: success if revenge is avoided. It's probably safe to say that no horses are left in that barn on any side.

This pairing of Moon-Saturn snug around Cheney's natal ASC so we may say that...Moon-Saturn = ASC: a reserved self-presentation; meeting with sick or depressed people. (He created a bunch of them, the least he can do is meet with them.)

Another indication of money issues is that the US natal Venus (money; values; relationships) is rising: ASC 3Can45. "4Can" is the "A cat arguing with a mouse" degree and I can think of several entities to nominate for 'cat' and 'mouse' roles in this obscene mystery play, can't you?

You see rebellious Uranus 19Pis15 near Mc 16Pis28 ("17Pis": "An Easter promenade") yet Mars is slightly closer to ASC than Uranus is to Mc. It's the combustible combo of Mars-Urnaus that concerns me--they're not square but will be when Mars reaches 19Can22, a degree which is often prominent in violent charts, as I have observed.

As you know, a Solar Return chart is "good for" the coming year it describes and may be used successfully as a predictor bwo transits to it throughout the year. Transits to its Angles--ASC/Desc and Mc/Ic are times of great energy manifestation and should be watched closely whenever timing issues are important.

Having said that (eeuwww--don't think I've ever typed that before--how tiresome) it's the two Dissociate T-squares I'm considering above all (two if you count ASC as part of one of them.)

Using the Tyl and Ebertin directories, here are their midpoint pictures which are driven by the current zealous Mars/Pluto opposition, and both involving the SUN in this Solar Return...any, all, or none may apply, or they may do so at some time during the upcoming year that this Return chart is operative...

Mars/Pluto = Sun: hard work; accident potential; upset of plans that is unredeemable; intervention of some undeniable force or authority; ability to work until collapse; violent measures; upset or shock through the intervention of a Higher Power.

Pluto/ASC = Sun: ruthlessness toward people in the environment; attaining respect through physical prowess and strength; seeing a whole new avenue for development and success; full steam ahead.

Now this is a Cardinal T-square with a Mutable apex planet--the Sun (not a planet of course, but referred to as such in Astrology); this is why it's called a *Dissociate pattern for then the apex planet expresses with more ease psychologically even as the T-square functions like a standard T-SQ on a situational level.

The lessening of internal pressures gives the apex planet (Sun) more leeway in responding to the challenges of the opposition (Mars/Pluto) as long as 'he' can relate to the intensity of outer conditions.

There could be, however, less motivation to extend the needed energy in order to overcome obstacles, and this is obviously made more difficult by the fact that the war's Sun is in Pisces, sign of oil, oceans, fish, confusion, and a desire to escape the real world's responsibilities.

Well, self-motivated Mars is still out-of-bounds and lighting matches and fashioning IEDs on his own, while this Return chart shows the 'loner's position' pair of Saturn/NN at the "1Sag" degree..."A Grand Army of the Republic campfire" indicating our standing alone in the world through our misguided and ill-directed invasion and long-drawn-out occupation of Iraq.

Yes, George and Dick and their imperial, elite globalist pals just had to do it, and with Bacchus, an asteroid whose keyword is: denial, conjunct the war's Sun at a high frequency, critical 29th degree, it bodes ill that the Bush administration will face the reality of their misdeeds and missteps which are bankrupting our nation.

*Dissociate T-square notes from Dynamics of Aspect Analysis, Bil Tierney

UPDATE March 18: In the build-up to war in 2003, what did Hillary really say?

Mar 10, 2008

Senate Seeks Iraq Oil Audit

Breaking News and Commentary from Citizens For Legitimate Government Mar 9, 2008

All items are here: LegitGov Breaking News

Senate Committee Seeks Audit of Iraq Oil Money Mar 9:

Two senior members of the Senate Armed Services Committee have requested a full accounting of how Iraq is spending its soaring oil revenue. Since the invasion in 2003, the United States has invested close to $50 billion in reconstruction Bush's corpora-terrorists.

A letter from the Armed Services Committee says, "we believe that it has been overwhelmingly US taxpayer money that has funded Iraq reconstruction [sic] over the last five years, despite Iraq earning billions of dollars in oil revenue over that time period that have ended up in non-Iraqi banks." #

Ah yes...the Rx Jupiter in the Iraq invasion chart: bottomless pit in the money department, I believe were my exact words. And since this has been going on for years now, and since US taxpayer money funds everything else in most of the world, thanks, guys, for finally noticing.

Whether this 'committee work' will amount to improvements in the situation, that's always a horse of another color in Washington.

America's coffers really MUST be empty for politicians to act as if they're speaking up on behalf of the tapped out taxpayer.

Yep, the cash cow has become a downer headed for slaughter but where's the beef? In non-Iraqi banks!

And meanwhile the American people are left with the patties of Washington.

Mar 6, 2008

Times Square blast March 6, 2008

At 3:40 am est, Times Square NYC, a hooded man or woman on a bicycle arrived at the military recruiter offices and bombed it.

Later in the day (Thursday, March 6) ten communiques were said to have been received in Washington to various offices saying, "Happy New Year! We Did It!"

A statement had been made by the police a few hours after the blast implying that the bombing may have been against "our troops"--yet anyone with a brain would suspect that it was more likely done against the Bush-Cheney war--or for some convoluted political reason/s which I won't speculate about here.

Assuming that the Happy New Year message had to mean something in particular--and knowing that the Islamic New Year had begun January 10, I Googled "Happy New Year March 6" and found a certain speech on WMD by a certain politician most people abhor more than he pretends to know.

Here you see today's Times Square chart with the chart from March 6, 2003 around it (exact time 8:02 pm est from transcript)--yet usually one would put the older chart in the center but I thought it showed the links more clearly this way. I've highlighted some pertinent connections between them--2008 is actually a Solar Return to the 2003 speech's chart.

Now the sandman is whispering so I will need to complete the details tomorrow on this matter with special attention paid to asteroid Lilith and to the Pre-natal Eclipse Series prior to Bush's speech which is also the PE of the Iraq war which fools rushed into barely two weeks later.

Please stay tuned...

UPDATE Friday: actually I've done a bit of updating on the news about this investigation at Jude's Threshold where you'll find that the time has morphed to 3:38 am...and fingers continue to point everywhere but at the Bush administration.

Feb 29, 2008

Waxman explains missing money

"While vast sums of money are being siphoned off into hidden [military] coffers, America's schools, hospitals and public services are facing cutbacks and closures." - Rep Henry Waxman~


In Reply to a fair request for link or source for the above quote:

Rep Henry Waxman's quote was culled from a news alert sent me by Information Clearing House and I'm not certain from where they snagged it or when it was stated.

But I like the fact that it's a simple and direct statement concerning the renting of our social fabric which, imho, is no accident but is being perpetrated by a design of several years. One may remember Newt Gingrich of the 90s who never met an entitlement program he liked unless it was on behalf of corporate America.

Waxman's statement is not, however, the full explanation of where the money is being rabbit-holed, yet it addresses an integral part of the plan to bankrupt America...which is proceeding nicely, perhaps you'll agree. jc


And then there's this:

The True Cost Of War

By Aida Edemariam

In 2005, a Nobel prize-winning economist began the painstaking process of calculating the true cost of the Iraq war. In his new book, he reveals how short-sighted budget decisions, cover-ups and a war fought in bad faith will affect us all for decades to come.

Full article here.