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

Apr 30, 2022

US Mars Rx: Energy Turned Inward

by Jude Cowell

"An army turned inward can quickly become an instrument of tyranny."

So stated Elizabeth Goitein of the Brennan Center for Justice. One of her primary concerns: the Insurrection Act of 1807 and its easily abused presidential powers intended to quell protests, riots, assaults, and upheavals against the government or, to quash, harm, and discourage a dissenting population. So in case you missed it, check out Rachel Maddow's recent and insightful interview with Elizabeth Goitein concerning this and related topics.

America's Self-Destructive Cosmic Condition via Mars

Now beginning pre-2006, we can very much include the misbegotten Iraq War of 2003, 'thanks' to the Bush-Cheney regime using the Project for the New American Century neo-con think tank to help build support for the invasion and occupation of Iraq which was an efficient way to squander the US military, US resources, and America's reputation in the world (you warmongering plunderers, liars, and dunderheads - Jupiter the General was Rx = no victor, and a bottomless money pit). And of course, for various examples of a Mars turned self-destructive with Mars symbolizing males we can find many instances of martian energies turned inward against ourselves, too often with a Mars-ruled weapon in hand. Disabled soldiers returning home from war and homeless US veterans barely existing on our streets, are but two tragic examples of US Mars Rx.

Now once upon a time, our national Mars in Gemini was progressing in direct motion, 'ready for action', and capable of handling more than one thing at a time. Now we're told that the US military is infiltrated by those who prefer to undermine our country rather than support it. You may wish to see Amy Goodman's take on this. And you've heard that Florida Governor DeSantis has recently signed a bill creating an 'Election Police Force', no doubt intended to terrorize Florida voters which will surely scare a number of them away from the polls in time to sway the November Midterms 2022. Obviously, violence could occur. These sorts of forceful actions are known as the underhanded use of lies, fraud, and thuggery in order to gain undeserved advantages. But the thing is, everyone knows that cheating isn't genuine victory, it's theft.

Meanwhile, speaking of nazi-style tactics for grasping the reins of power, we know that this same progressed condition occurred with Germany's Mars and lasted (symbolically) for about 80 years. The time frame of America's SP Mars Rx is also 80 years which puts relief at or during year 2086, assuming that malevolent saboteurs haven't had their way with our country long before then. Of course, warrior planet Mars, along with karmic Time Lord Saturn of the adamant sickle, are considered malevolent planets and can do a great deal of damage whenever they turn a raptor's gaze toward a target without mitigation and protection from other planets and/or when less negative conditions exist in general. Yet as with most earthly things, Mars Rx, even symbolically by progression, tends to describe a mixed bag of positive and negative events and circumstances - simultaneously or alternately. And as often happens, impulsive Mars may actually benefit from restraint, partially due to a sense of uncertainty prior to rushing into action (where fools so often tread).

Perverted Anti-Societal Actions in October 2006

Then if we search for descriptive 'Mars Rx' type events in October 2006, the month that US Mars turned retrograde ('Rx') by secondary progression (here I'm progressing the July 4, 1776 11:08 am LMT Philadelphia, PA Horoscope - progressing other charts may give slightly different timings - ex: the US Powell Chart's Mars didn't turn Rx by progression until 2009), our memories are immediately cast back to yet another incidence of gun violence, this time against innocent Amish school girls. The West Nickel Mines School Shootings were perpetrated on October 2, 2006 in Bart Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania by a 32-year-old milk man. (Note the lunar Cancerian symbolism of nurturance, family, and children; he left suicide notes identifying himself as a pedophile attempting to avoid committing such crimes again).

Horoscope: October 2, 2006 11:07 am edt Bart Township, PA:

So even though the effects of a natal or mundane planet changing direction by secondary progression ('SP') may be felt in the years leading up to the actual moment, the actual moment can represent a peak of influence within the cosmic flow of earthly events and as such, is symbolically displayed in the October 2, 2006 Horoscope, above. (For a timeline of events at the Amish Schoolhouse that horrific day, follow the West Nickel Mines link.)

Bi-Wheel: As you see, 'real-time' transits for the moment, date, and location that US Mars turned Rx by Progression on October 20, 2006 at 12:45 pm edt @18Lib42:20 (conjunct Herr T's 2nd house natal Jupiter Stationary @18:27) are outer, SP chart, inner. In the bi-wheel this may seem backwards but progressed charts are not descriptive for only a particular moment and, as noted, the influence of progressed planets turning direct or retrograde (aka, Stations), build up, peak, then wane or fade in strength depending on the orb you prefer to use.

Now in closing, you may have noticed that I've yet to mention the violent militia groups that formed since Tea Party days (2009), groups that were recently called into action by a certain saboteur then residing in the White House. This may be the strongest and most expressive form of US Mars Rx by progression yet, but we'll have to see how things develop as the next few months and years march on, jailings perhaps continue to occur, and the public airing of Jan 6th events takes place in June, last I heard.

A Related Post displays another event that occurred prior to 2006 but its societal significance was and continues to be a signpost on America's path to self-destruction which can be described in part by US SP Mars Rx: Violence in America and a School Massacre 1999.

And while we're at it, let's add a link to a horoscope that involves some of the largest rats in the martian woodpile: Horoscope of the NRA: Pan and the Trouble-Shooter.

A Further Note: Progressing America's Perpetual Union Horoscope of February 2, 1781 with Mars @00Sag56 may yield useful information concerning our 'energy turned inward against ourselves' topic. Recommended, if you have the time.

Nov 13, 2016

Trump Eyes Bush-Era Torture Architect For CIA Head - TYT video report

Trump's White House Preparations in Progress, Cabinet and Staff Members Ready to Serve If Tapped

As feared, a whole crop of old, crooked politicians have started hanging onto Mr. Trump's suspenders hoping to be shoehorned into the back door of the White House once again (that's where the keep the cash cow). Voting for Trump was the same as voting for Cheney, Rove, Rumsfeld, Spit Comb, Rice, Kristol, Ailes, Gingrich, and all the little warmongering Vulcans who not only brought the invasion and costly occupation of Iraq to the world and to the US Treasury, but they also broke America's longstanding political taboo against preemptive war, and palled around closer than ever before with Underworld criminal elements (creepy Pluto, of course, along with Neptune and with Mars to pull the trigger).

And on a different level of reality, these sidewinders are playing a Global Game only they know the rules of...aka, 'a power game with important consequences' (Tyl):

Visit The Young Turks Network for more reports, commentary, and independent analyses by Cenk Uygur and the team.

Note: Blogger is behaving oddly tonight. I'm seeing two embeds of the same video displaying just after this post was published yet there's only one set of code for it showing--nothing to delete! jc

Dec 2, 2015

SHOCK: Bush & Cheney Freed ISIS Leader Because He Was “Harmless” - clip

If this is true, I'll be filing it under the Well Whaddaya Know category:

The Bush-Cheney gang just keep on giving, don't they?

Recommended: for an astro-peek at major internal changes (turning points) in US history via America's Secondary Progressions check out US Jupiter turning Retrograde (1905--$$ of course--the Fed prepares to take over the US money supply and thus government) and Saturn turning Retrograde (1996--distorted authority, accountability, authenticity under Bill Clinton and his impeachment which weakens the presidency, the US Congress, and our legal system simultaneously...quite some Political Theater, wasn't it?)

Progressions based on America's natal horoscope of July 4, 1776.

Nov 5, 2015

Eclipsed! Now We See America's Endless War Economy

If it weren't tragic it would be amusing how there is so much dancing around the facts by Obama administration officials and staffers concerning the re-deployment of US troops to war in the Middle East so why not Tell Us Why We're at War Again in Iraq, Mr. President?

These days, many Americans can see through the veils and propaganda to the plain truth--that the so-called 'Great Plan' for religions and races to wipe out one another has been the goal all along whether anyone calls it 'Armageddon', World War Three, or a 'clash of civilizations' whose time has simply come--not engineered at all. Don't look at us, says the White House, the CIA, NATO, the UN, the CFR, theocrats, satanic occultists, secret societies, supranational bankers, etc etc.

What many people now see is that the power elites' New-World-Order-Out-of-Chaos agenda is at stake and proceeding along and that such a draconian globalist goal makes its operatives and agents say anything--any lie or half truth--and do anything--any crime or malfeasance--to make certain they create chaos and 'win at any cost.'

Here are three related articles on these topics:

One of the more misguided among the devilish class was Albert Pike, a Confederate General and arch conspirator whose statue remains standing near Capitol Hill in Washington DC, for some unknown reason. A Scottish Rite Mason. Freaky.

Remember Secretary of State John Kerry's confirmation hearing in 2013 when he gave a major shout-out to a New World Order? (Video shown. He can't deny it.)

Oh and Roman Catholic Popes have quite a history of calling for a New World Order like an echo out of Hades.

An excellent presentation is Max Igan's Mind Control and the Power of Suggestion (a video-audio broadcast) from his Surviving the Matrix series and please visit The Crowhouse website for more.

A Full Circle Summation via a Certain Solar Eclipse

Then last, but most definitely not least is Leuren Moret's encompassing article that begins with The Historical Roots of the New World Order and its Permanent War Economy and doesn't let up until the atom is split, our weather is manipulated, the environment contaminated, and a variety of crooks and villains are noted. It's a great read especially now that Bush 41 is again in the news because of Jon Meacham's new book Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush (pre-order), a biography of Jeb's father.

Wonder if Mr. Meacham mentions GHWB's Operation Desert Storm, a US-led "UN Coalition" invasion as what Bush Senior trumpeted as a "triumph of the "New World Order"?

Perhaps Mr. Meacham notes that Operation Desert Storm launched on January 16, 1991 but it's doubtful that he mentions that this occurred one day after a Solar Eclipse @25 Capricorn--conjunct transit Saturn which conjoined US natal Pluto (27Cap33 Rx), a transit relating to power, loss of control over large issues, and a need to manipulate current conditions as a result of past disappointing behaviors. What seems quite curious about this Solar Eclipse in relation to our NWO topics is that it falls into the 11 North Saros Series and repeated--guess when??? Oh take a wild guess. 11 North repeated 6 days after Inauguration 2009 on January 26, 2009 @6AQ (conjunct US natal South Node of past behavior) and therefore is permanently imprinted upon the entire presidency of Barack Obama. And so is the 'New World Order' agenda. You expected his presidency to be different?

Oct 25, 2015

Bush Jokes about WMD - video

You Lie!

Since Hillary Clinton's testimony at Thursday's 'Benghazi Hearing' the conservatives I'm running across can't call her "liar" often enough (not that they already hadn't) yet I suppose that if no Republican politician had ever told a lie...such as "Let's invade, bomb, and occupy Iraq because Saddam Hussein has WMDs" (weapons of mass destruction)... such a charge against Hillary might carry more weight. But perhaps they don't realize that each time they call Secretary Clinton a liar they remind the public that all politicians lie--it's what they do.

Here's a video from 2004 that is in as bad a taste as anything can be--Bush trying to make a joke out of his own lie that scammed us into war in spite of the dire consequences that others had to suffer and still suffer because of Bush's deliberate war criminal sorriness and the hubris of a bunch of neocon jack*sses with an obsession for grasping world domination and plundering natural resources like oil and poppy fields:

Sep 8, 2015

White House video: Vice President Dick Cheney: Wrong Then, Wrong Now

This particular American does not need reminders of then-VP Cheney's lies and propaganda about his and Dubya's Iraq War or his vulcan-esque views of President Obama's Iran Deal but perhaps there are those who do. So it's All Aboard Dick Cheney's Crazy Train to Iran:

Aug 14, 2015

Sen. Sanders' consistency - Rachel Maddow's 'Tale of the Tape' (her Sun Aries-Moon Pisces!)

Oh great! I was hoping a clip from MSNB's Rachel Maddow Show last evening would be available for sharing on Stars Over Washington! Last evening (August 13, 2015) she showed Democrats as they were before their 2016 presidential campaigns, or you could say, what lead up to their 2016 bids. Tonight Republican candidates will be featured in the segment, Tale of the Tape:

A Brief Astro-Peek at Rachel Maddow, My Personal 'Splainer-in-Chief for Complex Topics

News reporter Rachel Maddow was born on April 1, 1973 at 12:23 pm PST in Hayward, California (RR: AA, BC/BR in hand, collector: Taglilatelo.) This gives her a Sun Aries-Moon Pisces personality blend and a Moon-ruled Ascendant in late Cancer (she loves to fish and has a 4-degree orb between natal Moon @20Pis29 and Mercury (16Pis21). A Pisces Moon gives empathy and compassion for others, traits that are also seen in a dynamic T-Square pattern involving her Saturn-Neptune (weak, ill, poor people) opposition pointing to communicating Mercury, planet of journalists, reporters, speakers, and thought processes.

Natal Sun in Mars-ruled Aries, sign of 'the pioneer' along with her soft Pisces Moon is a Fire-Water live wire combo of one who lives at a fast pace and with a hint of moralism attached. This blend indicates that Rachel Maddow is a Utopian idealist and visionary (Harveys, see below) whom her Rockefeller colleagues and bosses use to good advantage (to make the public feel that someone cares about the Common Good?) A Rhodes Scholar, Ms. Maddow's Mercury in murky Pisces doesn't seem to have interfered much with her ability for clarity of thought and facility with language but supplied a broad vista for her talents--the 'big picture', as they say, with her reporting putting things into historical context really well.

The Sun Aries-Moon Pisces blend denotes one who can be a restless worrier, single-minded yet dreamy, a kind-hearted maverick, ambitious in career, and a romantic. Possessing an off-beat style, Rachel can be moody yet can act as 'a powerful force for good in the world'. Being intellectually and emotionally true to herself is of utmost importance.

Well, this is a very brief astro-portrait of a complex lady! For a fuller picture, check out her bio and natal horoscope here and catch her Tale of the Tape show tonight if you can!

Related: you may wish to review her presentation in 2013 of 'Hubris: The Selling of the Iraq War'; included are a few war astro-notes.

For more info see Sun Sign-Moon Sign, by Charles and Suzi Harvey.

Mar 18, 2015

Pap and Thom Hartmann: Corporate Media Ignoring The REAL Email Scandal

Although yours truly is not a fan of RT, the following video is for those who are considering voting for Jeb Bush in 2016. Among other topics, it mentions what this American refuses to forget: that Jeb Bush was a signer of the PNAC (Project for a New American Century) bomb-Iraq pact along with Dubya, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Spit-Comb Wolfowitz, Perle, Kristol, and the rest of the neocon warhawk Vulcan gang that bankrupted our nation on behalf of their globalist/Zionist/corporate masters.

#JebBush #neocons @PNAC #Zionism #GOP #IraqWar #2016 #ThomHartmann


For Jeb Bush to insist he's his 'own man' is absurd yet he hopes the assertion will be part of a successful presidential campaign. After all, a few weeks ago his mother Barbara Bush changed her "pretty mind" and thinks Jeb should run in 2016 after all because he's the GOP's best chance to take back the White House! Maybe she's right---reverting to a neocon is the only idea the GOP can come up with.

If you're curious, here's a post concerning Jeb Bush's natal horoscope--he was born on Feb 11, 1953 during the off-again-on-again Saturn-Neptune conjunction. And here's the natal horoscope I published in the post with then-transits for March 2007 in case you don't care to tap or click for Jeb:

Note that power-mad Pluto creeps closer to his 4th house Chiron (the Plutocracy pair), plus, the current Jupiter Retrograde-Direct transit in Leo (Direct Station on April 8, 2015 @12Leo) conjoins his natal Pluto which accounts in large part for the huge increase in donations to his political campaign.

Sep 7, 2014

Horoscope: Autumn Equinox 2014: Jupiter becomes prominent

Set for Washington DC, here is the horoscope for this year's Libra Ingress, or as I usually call it, Autumn Equinox, 2014. If you click the image you may see my scribbles--it's an Hour of Saturn and with all the sober issues bedeviling the world at the moment it's no surprise that Autumn 2014 continues our serious concerns of a Saturnian nature.

In addition, we are at the square phase (90 degrees = blockages; obstacles; 5A15) of the 20-year Jupiter-Saturn cycle (the two societal planets.) The current cycle began with their conjunction on May 28, 2000 and denotes, among other things, financial difficulties and delays plus, governmental (Saturn) blockages (square) along with lingering after-effects from events and conditions of 2000 and 2001 as the New Millennium got underway. You'll remember the Y2K scam, tech bubbles bursting, and other societal concerns at that time--and this wasn't long after the famous 'Nostradamus Solar Eclipse', aka the 'Mother of All Eclipses'. or, the 'King of Terror (or, Alarm) Eclipse.

Plus, the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction occurred in money-oriented Taurus, sign of the Bull of Wall Street, and paved the way into Millennial monetary robberies, fraudulent trading, 9/11 attacks and the missing gold from the World Trade Center vault/s... at 23 Taurus = "A Jewelry Shop Filled with Valuable Gems" (Rudhyar)--all leading up to the Crash of 2007/2008. Plus, the current Pre-Natal Eclipse degree falls in the 12th house of Politics, Secret Deals (ex: trade pacts the American people oppose), and Karma--also in gold-loving Taurus @8:51 (on April 29, 2014.) This Solar eclipse is in the 16 South Saros Series and denotes 'wasted energy and misdirected motivations especially when dealing with groups--take no real action at this time' (Brady.) Sounds like President Obama is well-advised to be cautious and hold off on committing major numbers of troops to Iraq--for now, but it's coming. After, the Iraq War natal horoscope of 2003 did have its Jupiter (The General) Return recently.

Okay, without further fussing, here's the Autumn EQ 2014 horoscope:

Chart-ruler Mercury (26Lib13 in 5th house of Gambling and Creativity) is unaspected so its sign and house position, the houses it rules (1st and 5th), and its dispositor (Venus in 5th house @21Vir34--they're in Mutual Reception so there will be cooperation between Mercury and Venus) is all-important for gleaning details on the character of Autumn 2014. Mercury is, of course, the communicator, messenger, orator, trader, teacher, and young person or student among many other roles for we often consider planets as actors on a stage.

Yet I would be remiss not to mention that Venus conjoins difficult Fixed Star Denebola indicating 'going against society' or, 'against the mainstream' and this to me denotes entities and groups which are doing and will do just that--in Politics at home and abroad, plus, violent actors and usurpers on the march and demanding that more power and control be added to their dubious accomplishments. And yes, this points toward the current crop of psychopaths!

Then there's trickster Pan, retrograde in Gemini (the Mercury-ruled sign of tricksters, traders, and magicians) and rising on the Ascendant (13Gem00) along with America's natal Descendant (Others, Partners, Open enemies) in the 'Sibly natal chart' so we may expect elements of surprise within alliances which the US government forms or has formed and which may now be up for review or revision. Not all is as it seems (propaganda, bait-and-switch) though I can't say that's anything new for a country saddled with a government that lies its people into war based on fraudulent schemes of global domination and control and thievery of natural resources, can you? POTUS apparently wants partners-in-crime for our further misadventures abroad but our cred may be sorely lacking--others may not want to cooperate as Washington thinks they should--or they may promise cooperation then not deliver as they've done before.

Kind of a 'say what they want to hear then do what you want secretly' ploy so typical in Politics and in human nature. Of course America has been guilty of such duplicity as well with US natal Mars in duplicitous Gemini, sign of multiplicity, one of the factors in the Pentagon's insistence that 'of course we can fight more than one war (Mars) at once'. But is it the sane and responsible thing to do?, says our natal Saturn exalted in balanced Libra.

Deceptive Neptune in its own sign of Pisces placed in 10th house shows media propaganda on view as well as contagion issues such as ebola infections continuing across the globe. Astrological Neptune also signifies the masses, scandals, mysticism, spirituality (including Islam), and paranoia, as you know, and Pisces is the sign of The Oceans--will the spreading Fukushima radiation finally be in full view? Will the mismanaged #CDC get its act together? Wounded Healer Chiron, also in 10th h, indicates a definite need for this yet on another level shows infected healthcare workers such as those evacuated to the US from Africa and healed of ebola. Will there be more infected workers to come?

Well, the very moment that the 2014 Sun reaches 00Libra00:00 happens to be during a Balsamic Sun-Moon phase which is the Dark of the Moon prior to a New Moon and indicates shady goings-on, things going bump in the night, a potential for prophetic visions, and/or an endings-partings vibe. Someone may take over where another had to leave off (ex: November 2014 Midterm Elections) and the Stationary Pluto @10Cap59 in the 8th house of Corporatism and Big Business is actually conjunct its transit position in the January 1, 2014 New Moon horoscope--a New Moon conjunct Pluto, a powerful portent for the entire year of 2014 and pointing ahead in the US toward our Midterm Elections, the propaganda campaigns involved, and our changing perspectives. Therefore, transformation in 8th house matters is on top of wealthy Pluto's menu for Autumn 2014.

As you see, US natal Moon in Aquarius (We the People) falls in the 10th house of the Autumn EQ 2014 horoscope thus hinting at the importance placed upon public moods, trends, polls, and perceptions. US natal Sun (POTUS, leadership) @14Cancer (conjunct Dog Star Sirius, one of our nation's many links to Egyptian mysticism, Freemasonry, and goddess Isis worship--yes, 'ISIS', symbolized astrologically and mythologically by planet Venus) falls in the 2nd house of the National Treasury and Values. US natal Jupiter @5Can56 conjoins the 2nd cusp and always carries its "Game Birds Feathering Their Nests" vibe from July 4, 1776, and of course, wherever the Moon or sign Cancer turns up in a chart we may expect fluctuations and change with a potential for instability.

Here we also find Moon-ruled Cancer on the 3rd cusp of Communications, Early Education, the Lower Mind, and Short Trips with US natal Mercury Rx @24Cancer actually in 2nd house having just left the 3rd. And with transit Pluto stationing mightily in 8th house as previously noted, and America's surveillance-obsessed and secretive Mercury-Pluto opposition affecting both the 2/8 and 3/9 axes, we may expect more secrets revealed concerning financial, trading, corporate and spying, hacking, communication matters. (Wealthy string-puller Pluto begins creeping forward the night of September 22 at 8:36 pm EDT.)

Plus, with the critical-degreed Moon (17 Virgo, sign of The Critic) in 4th house of Domestic Scene and Real Estate one wonders how such changeableness may affect the US economy though a fluctuation can be more positive than negative given our lackadaisical 'recovery' that so few of us feel. Problems while traveling may also be indicated yet the Moon in its own 4th house is dignified and may also denote people feeling most comfortable when at home and passing around the apple pie!

However, an unsettling placement is warrior Mars in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius, sign of Religion, Philosophy, and Foreign Lands, in the 6th house of Work, Health, and Service (Military, Police, and Civil) denoting military incursions and more actions at home on the weaponized police/Police State front. Mars rules 6th house via the Scorpio cusp and its degree of 00Sco44 points directly toward the October 23, 2014 Solar Eclipse @00Sco23. Mars-ruled Aries here is intercepted in the 11th house of Groups, Associations, Hopes and Wishes and Uranus there in Mars-ruled Aries (Utopians, anarchists, fanatic reformers--Ebertin) may indicate a karmic task has arrived--that the time has come for such infiltrators to be dealt with. Will American voters on November 4, 2014 do just that?

Synchronistically, the transiting South Node (SN)--the 'Tail of the Dragon'--will conjoin disruptive Uranus in January 2015 spotlighting the month that newly elected congress members will take office on Capitol Hill--and possibly be voting for war. Yet along with Uranus-SN's 'war and uprising' connotations, might this conjunction indicate that the Saturnian SN, a point of separation and neurosis (when past ideas no longer suffice to solve present problems and conditions) bring about a release of non-governing, anti-government tea-baggers from the US Congress and from other political positions?

Well, in spite of the ongoing Uranus-Pluto Cardinal Square energies of revolt and upheaval 'running in the background' (next exact Square on December 15, 2014, the last on March 17, 2015), this populist common-good blogger certainly hopes so!

Looking Ahead

As Jupiter, generous planet of investment and growth--and possibly representing an expansion of investment in America by the Democratic Party--brightens into prominence and visibility in shiny Leo in mid-November 2014 into 2015 there are several other factors of merit that your eagle eye will notice in the chart above so be on the lookout for transits to the Autumn Equinox 2014 horoscope as you get a chance and hopefully you and I will meet again soon.


Blog Note: though not as constant, my tech troubles continue in an off-and-on-again fashion so my plan if all goes well is to post on the powerful October 8, 2014 Lunar Eclipse asap followed soon after by a look at the October 23, 2014 Solar Eclipse which conjoins the 6th cusp of the above horoscope so please stay tuned if you may! jc

Aug 22, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 Virgo New Moon: At the White House

Chart Image: Monday August 25, 2014 New Moon 2Vir18 at 10:12:45 am edt White House Washington DC; Hour of Mars in Scorpio approaching Saturn in 2nd house of the National Treasury: a New Cycle of Activity Begins

The new cycle represented by a New Moon is here tamped down somewhat by the approaching Mars-Saturn conjunction @17Virgo (at 3:30 pm edt), a critical degree where rioting, protesting Uranus-Pluto met in Great Conjunction/s in the mid-1960s, denoting delays of a stop-and-go nature. Serious conditions abound and even the New Moon is in a serious sign (Mercury-ruled Virgo) in the 11th house of Group Associations/Hopes and Wishes. There are 2nd house indications of financial hindrances in evidence while chart-ruler Venus (ASC 16Lib03) applies in aspect twice--first to warrior Mars (0A13), then to austere and delaying Saturn (1A22). Caution is exercised in financial matters and my suspicion is that this all relates to a new cycle in America's warring interventions in the Middle East--Iraq in particular. Shady or secretive events may transpire over the weekend during the Dark of the Moon, the three days prior to a New Moon.

Perhaps US attempts to sign up allies in the struggle are being shut down or at least hindered by financial and/or political concerns domestically and abroad plus, there's the common view of our 2003 misadventure in Iraq as being a 'bottomless pit in the money department' which was this astrologer's opinion of the Iraq War in March 2003 due to Jupiter the General's retrograde condition at its start--never go to war with Jupiter Rx, even fools know that! But neocon fools had to rush in, didn't they? Then there are the so-called Christian military types who demand a rush toward Armageddon, remember. And now it seems that the Islamic State, (aka, IS, ISIS or ISIL), a band of assassins infecting Iraq, agree.

In Astrology there are two bodies, one a hypothetical, called 'Isis' and on August 25, 2014 they are both located in Tropical Cancer, one @25Can21 (conjunct US natal Mercury Rx--"ISIS" in the Mercurial news) and the hypothetical Isis @18Can21--conjunct the Midheaven of this New Moon chart! The MC is, of course, the Aspiration/Goal Point of any chart--the Why? Point. In this post I won't go into the Isis archetype of the feminine goddess which is worship in veiled form in America from our founding and can be seen in the Venusian Statue of Liberty, dovish Columbia statues and titles (District of Columbia), and other symbols of feminine idols across the nation, usually seen via statuary and in official mottoes.

However, our peaceful 'dove' archetype has been morphed into " Eagle" if we look to the Sabian Symbol for '26Libra.' One watershed moment when this occurred was the Bush-Cheney switch of the military to preemptive war which America was never supposed to wage against other nations. At least, America's founders didn't plan our nation that way and this to my dissenting mind is the same thing as a coup d'etat of the US government.

The transiting midpoint picture of Saturn-Neptune = Pluto continues to affect society in negative fashion as many folks are feeling downtrodden while others in charge are busy denying their guilt. Added in the New Moon chart thanks to the Mars-Saturn conjunction are the potentials of this picture--Mars-Neptune = Pluto: dreams of violence (Ebertin.) And this picture hints at America's problematic Mars-Neptune square from July 4, 1776 with its deceptive or misguided actions quality and 'fog of war' implications. I would say, Here we go again--but we never left.

Well, there are several other important factors in the horoscope as you can see (planetary patterns, etc) and I hope you may investigate them for yourself. As usual these days my blogging time is limited and so I'll simply add a few notes concerning chart-ruler Venus in Leo (10th house) squaring Mars and Saturn which hints at how things will proceed from the New Moon of August 25, 2014 in Washington DC, plus, a bit about US Secondary Progression set for that particular date:

Venus squaring Mars indicates a competitive atmosphere in force where our government and others are engaged in battle. Enough energy is on hand to accomplish the task as long as over-reaction to insults and and taking revenge are avoided--maturity is needed which hopefully a cautious #POTUS may provide to override our usual hotheads.

Venus squaring Saturn denotes rejection yet this may actually work to our advantage in the end as money shortages delay efforts and even if we (US government/the Pentagon) gain the needed funds and cooperation from others, the responsibilities this brings can turn out to be much more burdensome than expected--something of equal value may be required in exchange. (This sounds like to entire Iraq enterprise to me with recent questions about 'is the US still responsible for what happens in Iraq after we leave?' But we never really left, did we?)

One word about current US Progressions when the chart is set for our natal location of Philadelphia, PA: our SP Ascendant is @2Vir08 with the August 25, 2014 conjoining it, a condition which for me personalizes the New Moon for current conditions in the United States of America. Our SP Mars Rx (militarized police forces at home--US Mars turned retrograde by Progression in 2006, the year that the Pentagon began supplying local police departments with military equipment and weapons) is being opposed by our SP Chiron @17Ari26 (in SP 8th house) denotes a full flowering of the sacred warrior archetype in the US psyche. As you see, this opposition is yet to perfect with SP Mar symbolically moving toward lower degrees of Aries and SP Chiron (the Quest) moving toward the upper degrees of Mars-ruled Aries.

And of course the Aries-Libra axis is one of war and contention though diplomacy must be fitted in there somewhere. Another factor of great importance in the SP Mars-Chiron opposition is that this is a 'fight injustice' aspect with enormous compassion shown for the oppressed--we hear of such issues each day in the news and experience them in our lives for it's oppressive Plutocracy v The People! The killing of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri comes to mind along with our worsening income inequality.

A Standing Army and Foreign Wars Our Nation's Waterloo?

Yet the point really is that resolution can only be found on the spiritual level (Chiron) for our Mars-Chiron opposition actually signifies a deeply spiritual condition and on that plane is where true resolution is to be found. Yes, lack of money to fight wars may be our saving grace after all! For casting aside the dreams and visions of Armageddon promoters, We the People must come to a spiritual resolution for ourselves for who can imagine spiritual improvements or benefits coming from the direction of corrupted Washington DC and the political tricksters and financial fraudsters who have overtaken and infest our capital and have hijacked the very destiny of the United States of America?

US Progressed chart issues from US natal horoscope of July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA; SP chart remains set for natal location.

Aug 8, 2014

August 2014: New Millennium Horoscope Triggered by Pluto

Pluto Now Active in New Millennium Horoscope

by Jude Cowell

With US military action increasing in Iraq against ISIS (formerly al-Qaeda) there are multiple horoscopes in which to look for planetary activity relating to Iraq and Iraq War planets. One such is the New Millennium (NM) horoscope where transit Pluto in Capricorn (11/12Cap) now retrogrades between New Millennium Sun and Mercury in 4th house, the Foundation of the Matter (4th house, when the NM chart is set for Washington DC as a symbol for America and on another level, for the global collective.

We may glean a few hints about the character of this time period by considering the *Sun-Mercury duo as it affects Politics and Business and the synthesis created when transformative manipulator Pluto creeps along and catalyzes the duo into a trio of planetary energies, thus forming a midpoint picture. Let's consider potential expressions for this now-active trio:

Millennium Sun-Mercury = tr Pluto: satellites transmit important information world-wide; important information concealed; theft, neglect, or loss of pertinent communication devices or of information (Munkasey); making far-reaching plans; an orator with suggestive power (Ebertin); a dramatic push to new perspectives (Tyl.)

That last potential seems to be occurring as I type with the US being 'drawn back' into Iraq, as many pundits are describing it. Got weapons manufacturing shares in your stock portfolio? Well, I suspect that many American politicians, past and present, have just that.

New Millennium Fourth House Matters

The IC (Immum Coeli), the lowest point in any horoscope symbolizing Midnight and often considered the cusp of the 4th house, is also known as The Drain and I think we may expect draining of various sorts to occur here and abroad for some time. (Watch for the word 'drain' in the news in coming weeks or months.) So instead of an Ending (another IC-related concept) of all US combat in Iraq we have now a continuation of military intervention "for humanitarian reasons", one of the US government's favorite propaganda slogans. Can any war be "humanitarian"? This may or may not be the case and as always, I prefer to wait for the consequences of Washington's actions rather than trusting promises (and time-worn slogans) touted by politicians and their enablers, bosses, and media supporters!

Now this seems to me like yet another bull-in-a-china-shop mistake of large proportions if you don't mind my saying so. If it winds up quickly that will be one thing but will there be more to come...on and on and on. Cheney had America invade Iraq with one consequence--it broke up what was a black market oil scam. Now control (one of Pluto's words) of Iraq's oil is being taken over by ISIS beheaders, all or in part at this juncture.

Astrological Pluto also stands for assassins (which can describe both ISIS soldiers and the USA, CIA, etc), death, destruction, abomination, and other depraved, morbid things. 'Great wealth hidden in secret places' is another calling card of Pluto of the Invisible Cape, and of course, spies and powerful puppet masters also appear on Pluto's resume.

Then there's the *Sun-Mercury duo which relates to such things as media coverage, a leader's ability to communicate, stating the intention of an enterprise clearly--or a lack of clarity and thus being unconvincing, ineffective press briefings, needs don't mesh with business concerns, many language barriers, defective thinking or reasoning (Washington is 'eat up' with that and makes innocent people suffer from it), and more. See Michael Munkasey's book, Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets.

Well, I'll hush for now and say that if you've recently been hiding under a large rock (and who could blame you?) you may wish to check out Why the US Is Bombing ISIS in Iraq. After all, we can't depend on the false reality distractions they provide us here in 'The Matrix' every minute of the day and night, now can we?

Jul 2, 2014

Independence Day 2014: Happy 238th Birthday, America!

July 2014: America Turns Gray Around the Muzzle

by Jude Cowell

The horoscope of America's Solar Return 2014 actually favors that of Summer Solstice 2014 with Jupiter in Cancer rising but the Moon (We the People; the public mood) is no longer in Scorpio conjunct depressive, austere Saturn. Instead our national birthday Luna is in 4th house (chart set for Washington DC) and is positioned @12Lib23--nearing US natal Saturn (14:48), then conjoins Solar Return 2014 Mars @20Lib10, also in 4th house of Domestic Scene, Security, and Real Estate.

Moon-Mars has an angry signature or at least one of activism and protests and we certainly are experiencing these things already. In Mundane Astrology the sign of the Moon describes the mood of the public and in this case, it's Airy, detached Libra. We do not want more war yet the position of warrior SR 2014 Mars (god of war) spotlights the current Mars Return to America's Secondary Progressed (SP) Mars Rx and this indicates the current redeployment--Rx--of US troops (special forces, advisers, whatever you wish to call them) to Iraq, the theater of war that we so recently backed out of (Mars Rx.)

However, Libra is a war sign as well and is opposite Aries, the Mars-ruled sign of aggression, contention, and attacks.

Way beyond the scope of this post there is much to say about the situation in Iraq (and many pundits and perpetrators are now saying all over US airwaves) but let's now focus on America's 238th birthday which actually perfects (Sun to 13Can19 in our natal 'Sibly chart') on July 5, 2014 at 6:01:17 am edt.

Sun Cancer, Moon Libra is a square relationship between leader/s (Sun) and The People (Moon) which underscores the fact that the American people don't wish to be lied into any more foreign intrigues or invasions. Also on our not-not list are drone strikes which are against most people's ideas of how to treat our fellow beings but as you know, this hasn't stopped Global Government promoters from using America as its military arm of aggression and draconian actions. Even another financial meltdown is said to be in the works which wouldn't surprise this blogger at all--beware the auto loan bubble now inflating, dear reader!

So with this Water-Air blend of energies we find ourselves for the next 12 months dealing with issues rather ethereal and misty so it will require tremendous determination to address real world issues for we'll prefer the pleasant over the tough. Feelings and thoughts may blend together so that we can't separate one from the other and this adds to our indecisive behavior. Meanwhile, detached viewpoints may in reality be infused with bias, even prejudice. Procrastination often prevails under Water-Air influences and mistrust of others tends to abound.

Strange as it seems, there is a lack of strategy within leadership with this combo which will possibly be improved by the feminine talent of being aware of diffuse elements simultaneously--this will come in handy if anyone listens to the females in The Group (a novel by Mary McCarthy who shares the Sun Can-Moon Lib combo in her natal chart.)

Underlying influences of Sun Can-Moon Lib are, of course, the 'Moon-Venus' duo which points to issues of immigration, migrants, refugees, native populations, agricultural production (or its lack), manufacturing concerns, and preservation of cultures and their heritage (such as a caliphate set up in Iraq and Syria which erases the quirky boundaries of Iraq that Great Britain erected years ago against all common sense?)

Plus, as you remember, Sun Can-Moon Lib is the natal blend of George W. Bush who has so far stayed out of the limelight on current Iraq issues--afraid he'll be confronted and challenged in public concerning his quixotic, stupid mistakes, I imagine.

Well, graying America is careening along and turns 238 years old in a few days. Turn the years into degrees of the Zodiac and you get 28 Scorpio which conjoins President Obama's natal Midheaven, the point of Goals and Aspirations. To close, here is Dane Rudhyar on this degree:

"The King of the Fairies Approaches His Domain"...'Keynote: The capacity in man to recognize and to pay homage to an integrating Principle at the core of all existence'..."An inner ALLEGIANCE begins to polarize the consciousness." (An Astrological Mandala.)

Of polarization America has gracious plenty!


Blog Note to my wonderful regular readers: now in preparation mode for some surgery next week so after this weekend all my blogs will go dark for a week or so. Back soon, much to my critics' displeasure! jc

Jun 21, 2014

"Reality Is a Double Edged Sword" a Max Igan video (plus, Saturn-Neptune-Pluto)

From Maxwell Igan's Surviving the Matrix broadcasts:

Now Here's a Little Astrology

False (Neptune) reality (Saturn) is having its current midpoint (*Saturn-Neptune) transformed and deepened by transit Pluto which gives many activities in society certain vibes of 'denial of guilt from responsible parties.' Even the current "we broke Iraq but we can't fix it--the ISIS take over is not our fault" denials from the neocon warmongers of 2003 and from the Obama administration in 2014 fall very obviously under the influence of the Saturn-Neptune = Pluto picture--As Above, So Below.

And I'm quite convinced that you, dear reader, can easily think of several other situations and circumstances in the news and perhaps in your life where the above midpoint picture clearly applies.

*The midpoint picture shows that America's secret (Neptune) government (Saturn) is also being deeply affected by arch manipulator Pluto of Hidden Wealth fame and invisible helmet operations as Pluto (the saboteur and assassin) continues to oppose US natal planets in Cancer, most notably at this particular time, US natal Sun (leadership; the president) thus creating titanic contests of wills and 'power games with important consequences'. Additionally, the combination of austere Saturn (control) and insidious Neptune (contagion) also figures in with health care insurance meant to grab and control everyone's DNA (genetic manipulation), plus, Saturn-Neptune is known in Astrology as the 'illness axis' with Pluto also signifying surgery, toxins, and regeneration.

Jun 14, 2014

Iraq Has Multiple Natal Horoscopes

Historically there exists more than one natal horoscope for the region the West calls 'Iraq'. Here are a few that are listed in Nicholas Campion's The World Book of Horoscopes with a few current planetary transits added:

Iraq (Kingdom): August 23, 1921 6:00 BGT -3:00 Baghdad (proclamation ceremony); ASC 4Vir54; MC 2Gem22; Sun 29Leo26 conj chart-ruler Mercury 29:06; Jupiter-Saturn conj in Virgo in 1st house; 8th house Moon 19Ari04. Transits 2014: Mars opposite n Moon; Neptune to n Uranus 8Pis00 Rx in 7th house of War; tr Pluto in Capricorn opposite n Pluto, then opposite n Venus 19Can47 in 11th house; .

Iraq Independence: October 3, 1932 10:30 GMT Baghdad (British mandate terminated): ASC 16Cap41 (tr Pluto approaches); MC 6Sco09 (tr Saturn was there recently for what seemed like forever); 1st house Saturn 28Cap07 (conj US natal Pluto Rx); 9th house Sun 10Lib00 conj Mercury 13:06 (tr Mars and its Rx period has been vexing them recently); 8th house Jupiter/Neptune conj in Virgo; 3rd house Uranus 21Ari52 Rx will experience an upcoming Uranus Return; 10th house Moon 24Sco45 under transiting rays of restrictive loss-bringer Saturn.

Iraq Republic: July 14, 1958 4:00 GMT Baghdad; ASC 14Leo40 surrounded by Uranus 10Leo39 and Mercury 14:54; MC 8Tau19 (recently hit by April 29, 2014 Solar Eclipse still in effect until October 2014); 12th house Sun 21Can13; Moon 19Gem01 conj Venus 20:22 in 11th house--both opposing natal Saturn 20Sag21 Rx; 1st house Pluto 00Vir42 conj Royal Star of Persia, Regulus; 9th house Mars 25Vir25 opposing n Jupiter 22Lib41 where tr Mars approaches.

As for the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq, there are two horoscopes which may be valuable concerning the current take-over by I.S.I.S., an organization consisting of of Sunnis, the ones the Bush-Cheney regime kicked out of government in order to install Shi'ites, grab oil and loot antiquities, and to further Bush Sr's "heralding of a new world order" which he brazenly had announced as the justification for waging his "Operation Desert Storm" on January 15, 1991 and using Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait as the trigger:

1. A temporary constitution was signed "by Iraqi representatives on the US appointed Governing Council in Baghdad at 1:35 pm on March 8, 2004."

2. "The formal transfer of sovereignty to Iraq took place at 10:26 am on June 28, 2004 in Baghdad, and this should be the basis of a new national chart." (Campion.)

Now we see the lousy results of the Global Government's design as Sunnis viciously fight against the 'new world order' which the West seeks to impose upon the Middle East while hidden entities cheer on the furthering of their longstanding plan that Christians and Muslims should kill one another and take all belief in religion itself down with them as violence and chaos take over.

Meanwhile, US news agencies, reporters, and political operatives 'on the payroll' attempt to keep the American people divided and conquered with stupid R v D strategies, neglect-of-veterans travesties, congressional political theater, constant lies about presidents and politicians, NSA scare tactics, propaganda meant to instill fear that ISIS will send its members to US soil to commit terrorist acts (which may actually be a set up for future false flag ops), and any other method to interfere with our awareness of what's really going on in the you-broke-it-you-own-it Middle East--a circumstance well described by the ongoing and active midpoint picture of:

Saturn/Neptune = Pluto: denial of guilt by those responsible.

#evil #devouringspirit

Feb 14, 2013

Rachel Maddow documentary 'Hubris' (trailer) w War astro-notes

Lies will be probed Monday February 18, 2013 on MSNBC @9:00 pm est as Rachel Maddow's documentary Hubris: Selling the Iraq War is aired. The report is partly based on the Isikoff-Corn book Hubris and features new interviews:

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Iraq War natal data: March 20, 2003 6:35 am BAT Baghdad, Iraq; Rodden Rating: A, from timed documented source and news sources.

ASC 8Ari16 (where techno Uranus transits now); Hour of Jupiter (conquest; expansion, advancement; the General); Mars is out-of- bounds and chart-ruler making no major applying aspects unless we count Mars to Chiron, the 'sacred warrior' pair; Full Moon phase +203:59; Syzygy Moon 27Vir25 opposite war's Mercury.

The war's PE (Solar Eclipse @11Sag58 conjunct US natal ASC in 'Sibly' chart and conjoining the Great Conjunction of Pluto and Chiron 0n December 30, 1999, the disenfranchisement/primal violence/racism pair)--the PE's Saros Series = 4 South, key themes are: strong emotions about money and/or relationships, sense of fatedness as people are caught up in events beyond their control, emotions are blocked or frustrated--'avoid rash action until issues settle down' (paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology.)

Jupiter the General @8Leo25 (conjunct and expanding Dubya's natal ASC and Mercury in Leo and nearing his natal Pluto 10Leo35) is retrograde or weakened denoting the Iraq War has been a bottomless pit in the resources department from its start, and there is no clear victor especially with weakening Neptune opposite chest-thumping Jupiter in prideful Leo.

And though US war criminals will never see the inside of a prison cell as they should, it would be poetic justice if all who profited from this war whether in weaponry production, oil, gas, contract work, or antiquities had to pay back the billions of dollars that US tax payers were scammed into financing for this neocon quixotic money-making endeavor that has needlessly taken or maimed so many lives.

Plus, in the Iraq War's misty Water-Air blend of Sun Pisces-Moon Libra we find negative traits such as 'holding unrealistic ideals by which you live and evaluate others' and a 'tendency to rationalize and believe what is most pleasant and expedient' (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

"Greeted as liberators"? (liar Cheney of the '1% Gang'); flowers in gun barrels?; "a cakewalk"? WMD? Puh!!!

And you may wish to check out what The Nation's Greg Mitchell has to say.

Cosmically on February 18, 2013 is Saturn's Station Retrograde @ 11Sco32...'12Sco' = "An Embassy Ball", it's Presidents' Day, and the Sun enters mystical Pisces (a sign of war as are Aries and Libra) at 7:02 am est.

Jan 5, 2012

My Lousiest News award for Jan 6, 2012

The upcoming US-Israeli war maneuvers are being touted by both governments as the world's biggest ever!

And certain transglobal warmongering chaos-creators actually seem happy over this dramatic turn of events which the US government in collusion with most of Congress and the business and weapons industries will soon remind us of the heady days when Dubs Bush lied us into war in Iraq and his case turned out to hinge on the credibility of Colin Powell's U.N. presentation.

And on Americans wanting to believe in their president's motives in spite of all evidence not supporting our trust.

So who do you think will play the 'Colin Powell-respected military leader' role in 2012 as Washington stirs itself into a tizzy over Iran's intentions (so they say) and imagines it has convinced the American people of some very deluded, fevered visions of the 1% Gang who are apparently "riding again" and wanting to force We the People into yet another Vulcan hellishness of an illegal, vulgar war--as if that little expansion project would be a good and sane idea.

But who benefits most?

Well, any of the two or three American citizens reading this post who are not recognizing Washington's military campaign for what it is--a long term attempt at Global Governance directed by entities abroad (ex: Citizens United 2010 brings big time foreign investors into US elections, aka, meddling), please stop reading here because I am truly done. For now.


Blog Note: am about to take a weekend off from le ususal & may blog from another location if inspired. Catchya later!! Jude

Dec 20, 2011

US Iraq withdrawal a "smokescreen"-- John Pilger (video) w Mars/Neptune smoke

(GRTV) – Announcing the Iraq war was ended, Barack Obama told US troops on 14 December 2011, “The United States military is the finest fighting force in the history of the world.”

What he didn’t say is that since 1945 the US military has been directly responsible for the deaths of over 10 million people and that America has in that time overthrown 50 governments, including democracies, and intervened in at least 30 more.

John Pilger has something to say about that:

Mr. Pilger makes very good points as always but to my mind, it isn't just America doing these things according to her own plans, it's globalists directing her as she acts as their military arm on the world stage for their ultimate goal of world domination.

Then there's the question of Iraq coming more under foreign domination with Iran leading the bunch. Bush screwed up every business he ran before he played president, so it's a given that he'd screw up Iraq and turn the nation into a Christmas gift for Iran.

Well, if you keep up with Astrology you know that demonstrated here in the real world is that dratted conjunction between President Obama's planet of war, Mars, and US natal Neptune obscuring his true motivations and actions. This synchronicity between 1776 and 1961 (Obama's birth) triggers--or as war profiteers might say, supports--America's smokey fog of war tendencies, Mars square Neptune, which makes it easy for others to bamboozle us while Washington seems to think America is being so very very smart.

Of course, some people might say that our tiresome Mars/Neptune square energies now waft around Capitol Hill this week and through the Halls of Power as Congress plays games with the American people's lives.

But like a caller said a few minutes ago on C-SPAN's Washington Journal: I really don't care whether member of Congress get their holiday vacations this year since they've allowed Tea Party members to ruin the Christmas of people and their kids who depend on unemployment insurance benefits for next year.

So what does Stars Over Washington want for Christmas?

A government that gets its act together on behalf of the American people who sent their members to Capitol Hill to 'do the people's business'--and which stops trying to dissolve or collapse itself on instruction from foreign agents and the crime bosses that some call "global bankers."

Dec 18, 2011

Iraq War ends w US Saturn uppermost 12.18.11

Dec 18, 2011: Brief Astro-Notes on US Iraq War Withdrawal

by Jude Cowell

How Maliki and Iran Outsmarted US Troop Withdrawal peeks underneath our military tent but with little face-saving as we clear out as per Iran's instructions, some are saying.

As the last of US troops arrived in Kuwait this morning "around daybreak" after a necessarily secretive journey under cover of night, transit Saturn 27Lib17 was in 10th house (World Stage) and heading toward local Midheaven (MC 10Lib22) but America's natal Saturn 14Lib48 arrived at MC first.

Will the US troop withdrawal be seen by the world as a "fall from grace", the most karmic of implications for any 10th H Saturn? (ex: Richard Nixon was born with Saturn in 10th H.) As part of the process, I should imagine, especially after the interminable 8-year reign of Wussy Bush and Shotgun Cheney with their imperilist dreams of global conquest.

(For like most bullies, they don't go to much physical effort themselves, y'know, since they can bribe, intimidate, or inspire others into acting for them.)

Austerity v Entitlement

Opposite Saturn these days spins Jupiter Rx, here @ 00Tau28, with Jupiter the General about to Station Direct on Christmas Day (@ 00:22) though it will be in 2012 before tr Jupiter passes the 'shadow degree' of his Station Retrograde in late August 2011 @ 10Tau21. Financials should 'move forward' on various levels and in some ways during or after March 2012--perhaps lending will pick up in 2012 before the various economic collapses predicted for 2012.

So this period of time is the halfway mark in the current Jupiter-Saturn cycle--our societal planets that relate to social and financial cycles. Their 20-year cycle began on May 28, 2000 @ 22Tau43 ('23Tau' = "A Jewelry Shop Filled with the Most Magnificent Gems", a symbol of the greed, fraud, racketeering, and heists we've so far seen since the much-touted New Millennium dawned.

The dichotomy of Jupiter's expansion principle and Saturn's restriction principle are one way of describing the yin-yang, black-white, positive-negative dualities of our world as the two 'flywheel planets' keep the Universe in balanced order and the planets orbiting in their courses.

US natal Mars/Neptune Square Triggered by Iraq War Withdrawal

As we might expect, the energies of America's 'misdirected, misguided, confused motivations' Mars/Neptune square is resonating with our withdrawal from Iraq and anyone who knows a fig about Mars/Neptune's ability to inspire misadventures of an aggressive kind must know something about America's natal horoscope and about our tiresome history of having our patriotism, nationalism, and emotions being played upon in order to rile us into war.

On Meet the Press today, David Gregory mentioned the ET time that our troops arrived in Kuwait this morning--11:31 pm EST, last evening (12.17.11) and a horoscope for that hour at the White House shows ASC 20Vir26 with Mars 16Vir23 rising along with US natal Neptune (uh oh, but this may relate to the masses of soldiers on the move--but also to the media's involvement in managing the US withdrawal so that the White House, Congress, and the Pentagon keep control of its PR affects--but read the article linked above, if you haven't, before you let December 2011's rainbows and lollipops compete with the 'joy' of flowers-in-gun-barrels that the Bush-Cheney regime promised our soldiers who'd be "greeted as liberators" in Iraq. Puh!

This does, however, place the problematic conjunction of US natal Neptune and President Obama's natal Mars front and center and I imagine that discrepancies concerning what may be our 'non-withdrawal withdrawal' will begin to surface more obviously soon--since our national Neptune veils and obscures BHO's Mars (motivation; desire nature; action) in fussy Virgo so that things are not fully revealed at this early juncture--and may never be, if Obama's globalist masters have their NWO way.

The Mars/Neptune duo rising may show that issues coming up concern members of our misdirected military such as wounded troops; matters to do with gas, oil, poisons, diseases and infections may be rising as well and of course, the GOP will try to poison everything they can on these topics without pointing fingers at themselves (again, please read the above linked article about the outmaneuvering of the smartypants twins, Bush and Cheney.) It's doubtful that Mr. Obama will be allowed to crow for very long with Republicans croakingly echoing Rove's talking points against a Democratic White House in mainstream media and in GOP-based media like FOX News.

Yet naturally, political animal President Obama hopes for a 'bump' in his poll numbers and an increase in the Democratic voter turn-out in November 2012. Guess we'll be hearing more of what our soldiers really think of Barack Obama as the political campaign grinds on and though I've not had a chance to post the Inauguration 2013 horoscope yet, I do think astrologically that Mr. Obama has an edge toward winning a second term.

Now with the White House's 11:31 pm ASC on 12.17.11 @ 20Vir26, there's a Fixed Star rising as well: *Denebola; potential keywords include: 'going against society; out of the mainstream' (Brady's Book of Fixed Stars); also, 'catastrophe; natural disasters; distress; happiness turns to despair; undesirable associates; vindictiveness; mental illness; disease' (like yellow cake fever?)--and, 'honors'. (Horary Astrology Plain & Simple, Anthony Louis.)

Yes, the US Withdrawal chart has quite a cosmic mix for a war that never should have been lied about and entered into in the first place. Looking back, it's easy to wonder why the American taxpayer ever paid for a minute of it given that we're losers (along with the now-poorer Iraqi people--we're all poorer except for those of the 1% who began the conflagration.)

And now we must fret over which war of aggression Washington has next on its infamous Shock'n'Awe to-do list. Hopefully, this won't include a police state style war on the American people who have taken to the streets in order to declare an end to the 1%'s occupation of America.

As many people have been aware of for some time, the world is at a dangerous crossroads, and for more on such sobering topics, I recommend Michael Chossudoveky's article Global Warfare: Targeting Iran: Preparing for World War III.

Actually, you know what? The following video supports my theory that Obama's n Mars veiled by our US n Neptune (military = Mars; non-withdrawal = Neptune with its myriad deceptions) is the order of the day, the day the Iraq War "ended" for thousands of US soldiers and their families, at least. And hopefully for the Iraqi people though poverty is increased and women are worse off.

Here a former Indian envoy to Iraq discusses Iraq's high quality oil which the US has no intention of leaving in the care of the Mullahs of Tehran--a condition which plays handily for Washington into their plan for a coup against Iran.

This is all so wrong.

In addition, you may wish to check out Iraq Under Whose Sovereignty: Maliki's or the Mullahs in Tehran?

Astro-Note: the Moon (populace; the people; the public; public mood) in the Iraq War Ended chart set for Kuwait is @ '28Virgo'...the Sabian Symbol could be Maliki-like, or a call for someone new:

"A Baldheaded Man Who Has Seized Power"..."Keynote: The sheer power of personality in times that call for decisions."

"...there comes a time when obsolescent patterns of order and cultural refinement have to be radically and relentlessly challenged. Catabolic personages emerge to seize power and dictate decisions that alter the structures of society...traumatic decisions are made. At such times, the issue has to be met and, ruthless as the power may appear, it must be accepted.

Everything bows to the POWER OF THE WILL--divine, executively human, or Satanic."

And Satan always backs all sides of every issue and just loves it when we fuss and fight.


Last official numbers I heard (on MTP) were:

My prayers are with all participants and the innocent victims of Bush's ill-fated, oil-grabbing war.

US dead 4,482
US wounded 32,200

Numbers are approximate, conditions can change.

Human costs to the Iraqi people are difficult to fathom or confirm but we know that the increased numbers of widows from the war should be on the consciences of someone in America and Europe, don't you think?

*Denebola conjoins the natal MC (The Goal; Aspirations; Public Status) of VP Joe Biden and his machinations behind the scenes of the withdrawal are expectable; interestingly, Jupiter Rx 00Tau28 conjoins VP Biden's natal Moon 00Tau59 in natal 5th H, denoting a time of happy feelings and a resultant boost to Joe's popularity--which can only be good for Mr. Obama's re-election bid.

Joseph Biden: November 20, 1942 8:30 am EWT Scranton, PA (Rodden Rating: A.)

Iraq War March 20, 2003 6:35 am BAT Baghdad, Iraq (Rodden Rating: A); ASC 8Ari16; MC 4Cap59 where transiting Pluto has been hanging about for some time and now approaches Iraq War's Mars 9Cap41 in 10th H, a karmic period when greater control will be demanded by the wealthy plutonians (sabotaging Pluto) who masterminded the take-over of the Middle East using the US military as its primary global police force in collaboration with the U.N. and NATO.


'28Virgo' from An Astrological Mandala by Dane Rudhyar.

Dec 16, 2011

'Your Moment of Zen': End of Iraq War flag ceremony (Jon Stewart video)

So many mixed feelings sweep over me as I watch the flag ceremony. You know? Never wanted either war, Afghanistan or Iraq, knew they'd be Vietnam-esque and they are of the quagmire variety of collective experiences...brutal and soul-shattering.

And so our national soul is soiled once again and the stains are deep. 'Old men start wars for young men to fight' is as true a maxim today as it was whenever someone first strung the words together and said, Hmmph!

Happily, it is with this post that I again have a chance to say,

Welcome Home, US Soldiers! I'm very glad you've come ashore and I wish you all safe passages to calmer waters! Bless you and your families, Jude

Now that things are shifting like the desert sands of Iraq, it is my personal opinion that George Bush, Dick Cheney, and other crony war profiteers of a globalist persuasion owe the American people a very large amount of money for starting two wars and to somewhat make amends for their vast mismanagement of our public funds.

Accounts must be settled so the American people can learn and move on, don't you think? IDing our demons--forces within our shadow government, actually--is necessary in order to vanquish them! One ancient myth associated with this plutonian kind of topic is the Head of Hydra which guarded the cave to Pluto's Underworld.

Which reminds me of how Earth is due to align with Galactic Center in 2012 for the first time in 26,000 years, so it is said. Now that's gotta be worth waiting for, right?

Except that astronomers say, Nyet! Instead, Earth will cross the Galactic Equator in 2012 which is a bi-annual event happening in a cosmos nearest you, and there's nothing particularly remarkable about it, if all goes well as before. And before.

Now here's Jon Stewart presenting 'Your Moment of Zen'--a moment that most Americans have been praying for for over eight years thanks to government-usurping war criminals and their embezzling colleagues and pawns:

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Sep 5, 2011

WikiLeaks "Destroyed"? and A Busy Week in Washington 9.5.11

9.5.11 A Busy Week Ahead in Washington DC, WikiLeaks in the News

by Jude Cowell

Yes, the US Congress returns to 'serve the public' this week (or, 'shaft the public' as many believe) and President Obama delivers an Address to a Joint Session of Congress on Thursday night (at 7:00 pm edt with his natal Chiron in Pisces rising opposite natal Pluto in Virgo setting.) His Address will include the White House's 'jobs creation plan' though it's hard to see what Mr. Obama can do about unemployment while signing more 'free' trade agreements, our US jobs killers.

Planning to be MIA from the president's Address Thursday will be Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh, known for his status as a deadbeat dad who instead devoted thousands of dollars to finance his congressional campaign. Mr. Walsh says he's made up his mind about Barack Obama and apparently no daylight will be allowed to change it.

Of course, some would say that Walsh isn't the only deadbeat on Capitol Hill and I guess I've made up my mind about Joe Walsh.

Plus, as you know, Wednesday evening (9.7.11) looms with Republican candidates squaring off in what passes these days for political 'debate'. I expect that Rick Perry will stand out, don't you? It's a crowded field with eight candidates scheduled to participate in the televised spectacle. Watch for Corporate GOPism to be on display.

WikiLeaks in the News

Meanwhile, Der Spiegel has published an article that details some of the recent events concerning WikiLeaks and the publishing of US State Department cables.

If you read the article you'll find it ends with a supposition that whistle blowers may no longer trust WikiLeaks--because Julian Assange has a bossy personality, because of his fights with a former employee, or because of the manner and condition in which Assange has chosen to publish leaks.

Now this leaves me with the impression that instilling a lack of trust in WikiLeaks for future whistle blowers was the primary objective of the article though you're certainly welcome to feel differently.

For another perspective--Assange in his own words--perhaps you'll wish to view last evening's 60 Minutes interview with a fascinating person set on a complicated, controversial mission.

Yet it's difficult for me, a believer in the Greater Good and the Rights of the Common Man, not to cheer when the power elite's frilly underpants are revealed in the unvarnished light of day. Yes, unredacted names are worrisome and Assange continues to assert that there's no evidence of anyone being harmed from having their names revealed in certain leaked documents and thereby ID'd as collaborating with the imperial powers (us, The Occupiers.)

So is Julian Assange "abusing his power"? Is it abusing power to expose abuse of power? Well, naturally the power elites, long accustomed to having all the secrecy they require, are in a snit of miffdom over such unsought, uncontrollable exposure of their deeds. A One World Government is their mission.

Astrologically, the asteroid known for an 'abuse of power' flavor is none other than Atlantis, one of America's pseudonyms, and a clear reference to the legendary Platonic myth of Isle of Atlantis which helped inspire Sir Francis Bacon's politically idealistic work "The New Atlantis", which describes the Utopia that America was allegedly meant to become.

You can read the Wiretap edition of The New Atlantis if you like but it's quite wordy. However, a Search feature is provided.

And check out a previous post on the natal horoscope of tech genius Julian Assange, a Jupiter-Neptune-Saturn fellow whose chart may contain hints of power abuse, or at least of a complex personality with lots going on beneath the surface of his Watery Sun Cancer-Moon Scorpio personality blend. Both signs are quite acquainted with the concepts of secrecy and revelations.

Yet perhaps more to the 'abuse of power' issue concerning Julian Assange is his willful, eccentric Sun/Uranus square, and if you know someone with this configuration you may agree that it gives an ego-intensifying effect.

Plus, here's a video from The Daily Show December 2010 with Jon Stewart's perspective on "catching a somewhat pasty predator".

Finally, FAIR blog has published a round-up of article links on the NYT and WikiLeaks Iraq cable debate if you care to wade in.


Recommended: If you wish a more personal astro-view for today, September 5, 2011, check out Julie Demboski's Answer Carefully.