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Showing posts with label Jupiter-Neptune conjunction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jupiter-Neptune conjunction. Show all posts

Jun 27, 2019

The Natal and Progressed Chiron of Donald Trump

Chiron as Mentor, Wound, Healer, Blind Spot, and The Key to Self-Awareness

Here you see a hand drawn version of the Secondary Progressions ('SP') of Donald Trump set for today, June 27, 2019, and showing his SP Chiron @19Lib39 in SP 12th house conjunct SP Venus, SP Siva (the creator-destroyer), and natal Jupiter.

Listed on the chart, lower left, is his natal 2nd house trio of Neptune 5Lib50 Rx, Chiron 14Lib54 (conjunct US natal Saturn--he wounds our legal system and institutions and/or is wounded by them), and boundary-breaking Jupiter Stationary Direct @17Lib27. Now as you know, the Jupiter-Neptune pair is one of grand spirit, feeling quietly special (quietly?), rumor and scandal, inflation, balloons and bubbles, high promises, idolatry, speculation, political conflicts, and tricky legalisms. That blind spot Chiron is in the midst of this expansive pair of energies calls for some serious consideration, perhaps in a future post, but at the least, it appears that some measure of Trump's speculating, overpromising, seduceable behavior is unconsciously perpetrated. He 'just can't see it' so exactly how much self-awareness Trump has to employ is something of a mystery to me, if not to you.

Please feel free to enlarge the image for more info on the condition of Trump's Chiron, and more. Such as his SP New Moon @3Vir00:12 which symbolically perfects on September 16, 2019 within the confines of a Bundle shape of planets, the shape of a dictator (as with Mussolini's natal chart according to Marc Edmund Jones.) Yes, it's all very fascinating concerning this complex, flawed individual yet much of it is beyond the scope of this post for my main objective today is to share details concerning the natal and progressed Chiron of Donald Trump, blind spots, flaws, wounds, and all.

So here, by gracious permission of the author, master astrologer Richard Nolle, are details on Trump's natal Chiron in Libra in 2nd house, and his SP Chiron progressed into 12th house quoted from Richard's excellent book Chiron: The New Planet in Your Horoscope, The Key to Your Quest. (Center left on the chart see Chiron conjunct chart-ruler Venus.) And note that we find from Trump's wide conjunction natally and his closer SP conjunction of Chiron and Jupiter that he's a 'zealot on a mission'--a maverick 'always chasing rainbows' and broadcasting expansive, fanciful visions which he sells to his gullible supporters. And though buyer's remorse has begun to set in for many of his victims (exs: US farmers; factory workers; voters) he remains ensconced in the Oval Office as I type...fearful, desperate, and dreading legal exposure and accountability via Robert Mueller's July 17th testimony on Capitol Hill while tweeting a lot--usually insults--and sleeping very little as Election Day 2020 creeps ever nearer.

So following are details from Richard Nolle interspersed with a few observations by yours truly.

Chiron in Libra, sign of relationships, focuses on just that "both concretely and in the abstract," writes Richard Nolle. Chiron's mentorship function when in Venus-ruled Libra involves "comprehending one's impact on others" for this transactional fellow and requires a mentor "whose all-encompassing vision creates an aesthetic order from the mysterious matrix of chaos." Yes, Uranian Trump admits he rules by chaos! And to me his Chiron in Libra placement in part reveals Hegelian machinations probably taught him by his favorite mentor, the unethical, disbarred lawyer Roy Cohn--to create a problem or a difficult condition, then rush in playing the hero who solves everything, usually by doing what he was determined to do in the first place. This resonates with Big Donnie's 'only I can fix it' mentality although successful outcomes are so very debatable. Still, the job of sabotaging America gets done in one way or another and he is proud to be chosen as the public leader of the pack (of jackals).

Natal Chiron in 2nd house of Values and Possessions

"Value is an important keyword to this natal Chiron position. Despite its unfortunate commercial connotations, value means far more than just a price tag. The things you value most are the ones you take for granted, the ones which in their absence would have a way of turning your whole life topsy-turvy. With this Chiron placement often comes a strong proselytizing urge aimed at preserving one's values for posterity by cultivating these values in others. For these natives, fulfillment may consist of developing their various gifts and imparting them in a legacy to others, whose appreciation is accepted as a testimonial to the very value that means so much to the native.

Should they fall prey to the misguided notion that theirs are the only true values, these people can become cynical and manipulative in the extreme. But as long as they realize there can only be dishonor in placing one's own values over and against all others, they are not likely to suffer messianic delusions. The key to self-fulfillment for those born with this Chiron emphasis generally entails learning to handle some natal endowment, perhaps a talent, trait or socio-cultural legacy. Through these and like possessions they are led to a meeting with the mentor who will reveal to them their path of destiny."

Did Roy Cohn and perhaps Roger Stone reveal to 'messianic' Trump his path of destiny--to the White House? Stone and others encouraged Trump for decades toward his political ambitions.

To this placement, Richard adds that a 2nd house Chiron is shared natally by cultist-writer L. Ron Hubbard, populist politician Louisiana's Huey P. Long, and conservative writer-politician Clare Booth Luce. Quite a controversial bunch of propagandists!

Now for Trump's SP Chiron in the 12th House of Politics, Karma, Self-Undoing, and Hidden Enemies

"Isolation is always in some sense a keyword for this Chiron type which symbolizes one who chooses to be as far from the crowd as possible (physically or psychically, as the case may be). Of course no one is an island, so to speak, bt to the extent these natives do take part in society they do so by playing a tile which is at most merely a fraction of their full individuality. They seem to belong to two worlds (maybe ore), and the world of commonsense reality tends not to be their strong suit. Nevertheless some of them play a role that attracts public notice. When this happens the native generally manages to maintain privacy despite the limelight by projecting a deliberate smokescreen. Through misinformation, exaggerated behaviors or otherwise acting out of character, this type is adept at maintaining a private sanctuary even under the most inhospitable circumstances.

Self-imposed solitude is no mere affectation for these people. They are alone with their inner selves not just be choice but by necessity. Those among them who may be unable to maintain the necessary degree of physical or psychic solitude by their own resources may find such solitude imposed on them by their social environment.

Mentors appear to natives of the twelfth house Chiron as martyrs, persons who sacrifice themselves to atone for the actions of others. In some cases the native may follow the mentor's example to the point of total self-sacrifice. Whatever its mundane outcome, this person's Quest is in some essential respect a solitary path. It is a path of self-transformation, whether personally chosen or imposed by others, that brings the native through a 'black night of the soul' -- from which no one can emerge who is not transmuted."

Richard adds examples of those with natal Chiron in 12th house including ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, anthropologists Margaret Mead and Carlos Castaneda, would-be assassin of racist presidential candidate George Wallace Arthur Bremer, boxing champion
Muhammad Ali, and astrologer Tracey Marks, author of Your Secret Self: Illuminating the Mysteries of The Twelfth House, a revelatory book that even Donald Trump might benefit from if only he would read more than one page at a time. Of course, we know that he's perfectly satisfied with himself so no transmutation is to be expected any time soon--not by choice, that is.

And on the possibility of a 'black night of the soul' for Donald Trump, my suspicion is that this is what he now experiences every long and tweety night as he awaits the dropping of whatever hammer (if any!) that has his scofflaw name on it.

Any thoughts?

Dec 5, 2016

The GOP Has No Alternative to Obamacare Because the ACA WAS The Republican Plan - video

In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama while transit Neptune sat upon America's natal Moon in Aquarius, aka, We the People, and the Great Conjunction/s of the inflationary/speculator/wastrel pair, Jupiter and Neptune, had sprinkled dreamy fairy dust over our Moon and hearts all through 2009, Mr. Obama's first year in office. Little sense of reality prevailed and big promises were made and believed by the more gullible among us.

Nowadays, reality continues to hide beneath the waves of deceptive Neptune strong in its own murky sign of Pisces as Mr. Trump readies his administration and enjoys his own Jupiter Return/s to its natal position of 17 Libra. And yes, the delusional Jupiter-Neptune imprint applies to Trump's first term in office as well since the next Great Conjunction doesn't occur until *Saturn and Pluto meet @22Cap46 on January 12, 2020:

For more progressive reports and commentary visit Thom Hartmann.

Read the 2012 SCOTUS decision on the ACA.

As you know, when astrological Neptune is associated with health issues a wrong diagnosis can be the result. Let's hope for the sake of all Americans that Mr. Trump, Tom Price, and other administration officials determined to repeal and/or reform the ACA give us a new and improved prescription for what ails us.

*We remain under the influence of the last Saturn-Pluto conjunction which perfected once @27Lib36 on November 8, 1982 during the first term of the Reagan administration. Air sign Libra was about ideas and ideology; their next conjunction in 2020 in pragmatic Earth will be about consolidation and bringing to fruition a draconian ideology which will soon be cavorting about the Rose Garden like little nazi fairies. But I doubt they'll look like this:

Nov 6, 2015

The Jupiter-Neptune Financial Travails of Marco Rubio

Astrology and the 2015 Campaign Pitfalls of Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)

by Jude Cowell

One of the stories that has gained traction in the news concerns 2016 candidate Senator Marco Rubio is his financial past deeds or misdeeds. It is told that he was in possession at one time of a party/corporate charge card which he used and when the bills came in if charges were his, he paid them (see video link, below) although, in spite of his opponents remarks, this is not an unusual arrangement. Helpfully a few hours ago, The New Yorker Magazine published a Guide to Marco Rubio's Messy Personal Finances for our consideration.

Yet without even a peek at their Guide, astrologers know that a man such as Marco Rubio, born May 28, 1971 in Miami, Florida, manifested upon the earthly plane under the speculative auspices of a Jupiter-Neptune conjunction which tends in one realm to provide its native with grand plans and possibly a grand spirit. Before we thud to the earthly plane for Jupiter and Neptune, let's note the year 1971 and the three great Conjunctions of money planet Jupiter and nebulous if not fraudulent Neptune:

1. February 1, 1971 @2Sag47

2. May 22, 1971 @1Sag44

3, September 16, 1971 @00Sag37

As you see, 00-3 Sagittarius is where Saturn has recently trod and is still within orb--Saturn to Rubio's natal Jupiter (00Sag55) is the 'time to give back' transit; Saturn to natal Neptune is the 'dream come true vs grim face of reality' transit--perhaps both, if you're running for president.

Also note that the last and current cycle of Jupiter and Neptune, the one we're now influenced by, began in 2009 and is imprinted upon the presidency of Barack Obama and the American public because the dreamy, unrealistic pair conjoined upon US natal Moon (We the People) in the range of 24--27 Aquarius and describes such events and conditions that year and the next as: a new "yes we can" presidency and its glowing promises, financial fall out from Crash 2007/08, the corporate welfare of bank bailouts, the ACA (Obamacare), the SCOTUS ruling of Citizens United in which corporations--Jupiter--are people, too. Therefore, they must be jailable, right? Puh! Year 2009 was full of a lack of realism and fluffy illusions on steroids! Anyway...back to Marco's Jupiter-Neptune...

With a natal Jupiter-Neptune conjunction, excess and inflation are key concepts and as you know, Saturn is a karmic planet that insists we reap what we've sown. So as transiting Saturn (today @4Sag47) has hit Rubio's natal Jupiter-Saturn conjunction there have been accountability issues to deal with, potentials for false hopes to be stomped, loss, disappointment, and plans which come to nothing. If Senator Rubio drops out of Campaign 2016 it probably has much to do with the establishment (Saturn) restricting his grand plan for higher office. Actually I've already heard pundits flying the 'he's not ready' flag, haven't you?

The Jupiter-Neptune influence also tends toward political conflicts, scandals, idealism, and a tendency to make the wrong diagnosis (Ebertin.) Facing hard realities is not a strong suit with a Jupiter-Neptune conjunction and Senator Rubio would do well to take heed of those who promise too much, pitch 'get rich quick' schemes to him (or 'get elected easily' schemes?), and who prove to be unworthy of his overly trusting nature.

On the positive side, he possesses a spiritual understanding of his social obligations and that is a missing trait in most self-serving politicians of our day. And with natal Saturn in late Taurus, there is fear of not gaining enough resources and possessions, plus, his Saturn widely conjoins natal Sun (6 Gemini) which gives him the capacity to handle responsibility. It also indicates that Marco Rubio learns from experience and has had to mature quickly. His Sun-Saturn conjunction shows in his recent answers to financial questions when he complains about wealthy candidates making a big deal about his financial struggles--struggles that all Americans have faced. Well, he's correct about that!

Now in case you missed it, ABC News' GMA recently conducted an interview with the candidate in which he answers his opponents' charges.

Before I close this Jupiter-Neptune post, let's add Rubio's natal Sun-Jupiter and Sun-Neptune oppositions for they have something to say about his current travails.

A natal Sun-Jupiter opposition denotes one who is enthusiastic and is able to put his best foot forward in his search for recognition and achievement, a good aspect to have in public relations. Charm is noticeable though there may be a certain lack of honesty that others detect--probably because he isn't always honest with himself. Jupiter expands and Sun is ego so a tendency to make glowing promises may become a problem when others end up feeling let down and this outcome may be more pronounced due to his inflationary, bubbly Jupiter-Neptune conjunction. Pomposity and overindulgence may also be a personal issues for the senator in various departments of life ("living beyond his means," said Donald Trump); weight gain may be a challenge.

Marco Rubio's Sun-Neptune opposition indicates strains in relationships caused by an inability to perceive genuine obstacles so that misdiagnosis can occur and solutions are off the mark (as with Jupiter-Neptune, noted above.) A misunderstanding of authority in his early years may continue to haunt him now and I believe this is seen in his Republican charge card/personal liability situation--were proper boundaries honored? Plus, he may not always see obstacles as opportunities as quickly as others do (ex: Donald Trump who won't take No for an answer) and more awareness of his talents has been necessary in order to achieve his goals.

With a Sun-Neptune opposition Senator Rubio may bring out the best or the worst in other people. Possessing a suspicious nature, his level of maturity and a determination to face reality will aid him in his search for authority, recognition, and approval--and he'll need that aid if what even half of this Ring of Fire report from May 20, 2015 says is true!

An untimed natal horoscope may be seen at with Sun in Taurus and Moon in either Cancer or Leo. One obvious trait of a Leo Moon is the 'reigning need' (Tyl) for approval and applause which may suggest more closely a political career than with a subjective, self-protective Cancer Moon.

Jun 21, 2013

New Millennium Horoscope

New Millennium Horoscope January 1, 2001 12:00 am est The White House

by Jude Cowell

With the myriad of things going on in the world since the dawn of the New Millennium (and not all of it as 'bright' as we were often lead to believe beforehand), the following horoscope is quite useful for those who wish to keep up with transits of planets and points to its natal positions, chart angles and other house cusps. And naturally other techniques are valuable for comparison such as progressions and Planetary Return charts based on this natal horoscope as it relates to all of humanity and to America as the 'New Atlantis' for the much-touted 'New Age'.

Hour of the Moon (fluctuations, instability) with Sun in Saturn-ruled Capricorn:

As you see, 5th house Venus is chart-ruler and makes only one applying Ptolemaic (major) aspect--a square to Jupiter @2Gem10 Rx in the 8th house of Money, Debt, Credit, Transformation, and---well, you know the Scorpionic 8th house realms that apply. Both Venus and Jupiter are associated with money: Venus with valuable items, evaluations, diplomacy, and relationships (the attraction principle), and expansive Jupiter (the relating principle) ruling banking and bankers, politicians, religious leaders, professors, gurus and priests, adventurers and explorers, thespians, and...well, you know the rest of the roles the Great Benefic can grandly play.

Venus square Jupiter = laws vs justice, something that our once exalted legal system could claim to uplift, at least some of the time for many of the people but as you know, the US justice system has been infiltrated and corrupted and is in need of purging to get out the crooks, charlatans, and anti-government types who prefer chaos in society to law and order. That is, unless it's their psychopathic kind of 'new world order'.

In fact, the New Millennium's Sun Cap-Moon Pisces blend denotes an ability for "bringing order out of chaos" yet the miscreants of power are set on creating extreme chaos first and then rushing in to 'save the day' by repairing the negative conditions they themselves engineered. Plus, Ayn Rand's cold rationality of objectivism and Darwin's 'survival of the fittest' theory are meant to weed out the chaff--the weakest--among us.

Historically it's interesting to note that the Sun Cap-Moon Pisces blend is shared by Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, perhaps America's prime mover who was very instrumental in setting up our republic ("if you can keep it," he said.) As you probably know, Ben Franklin was brethren in at least three secretive groups of his era: the Freemasons, the Rosicrucians, and the Illuminati Society of Adam Weishaupt. Much of his initiatory activities and involvement occurred while he sojourned a few years in Europe--our diplomat to France, for one example.

So there's Venus @27AQ11 conjoining US natal Moon (We the People) and Jupiter so recently separated from Great Conjunction (May 5, 2000) with austere, controlling Saturn (24Tau34 Rx) with their conjunction's notable Sabian Symbol: '23Taurus' = "A Jewelry Shop Filled with Magnificent Gems". Or at least it was. But between bubbles, busts, 9/11/01, the Great Bush Heist of 2007/2008, and inflation America's gems and jewels are now primarily clutched in certain claws and deposited in secretive offshore bank accounts rather than in the hands of the people and in the US economy.

However, at the turn of the 21st century, transit Venus to We the People's natal Moon gave most of us an emotional lift and an expectant feeling that good fortune was around the bend. And of course, corporate and government propagandists played upon those feelings to further their own best interests and keep us occupied with entertainment and trivialities (remember the 'Y2K' hustle? wonder how all those millions were really spent? for surveillance systems, I suspect.) And all while power brokers continued their 'total awareness and control' plans that crescendo upon us now.

Okay, there are many other enlightening chart factors such as planetary *patterns to discuss but I shall hush for a while and hope that those who haven't used the New Millennium Horoscope before may take it as the predictive tool that I have found it to be. And I'll keep it linked conveniently near the top of the SO'W sidebar for my own future reference (and posts), if not for yours!


*Planetary Patterns: marked by a dotted line, you see a Fist of God (or, Thor's Hammer) configuration pointing toward 8th house Saturn Rx, an Air Grand Trine if we count the Ascendant with Jupiter-trine-Neptune (the speculator-grand schemer-inflationary pair that met three times in 2009 conjunct US natal Moon and whose energies are imprinted upon the Obama presidency, both terms), and a T-Square that expresses its Sun-opposite-MC energies at Ascendant (rising.)

May 16, 2013

May 2013 Scandals Infuse Tea Party with new steam

Bubbling on the Hob: Reheat and Serve

by Jude Cowell

Perhaps current scandals and pseudo-scandals now plaguing the White House will keep boiling long enough to add steam to the near-deflated Tea Party movement, perhaps not. But for now we may as well pass the buttered scones and jam for we know Republicans won't let a good scalding cup go cold when there's a chance to further undermine the presidency of Barack Obama.

Here you'll find, if you please, some basic information on the history of the Tea Party movement which seems to have begun with blogger and Seattle mom Keli Carender (aka, Liberty Belle) and her organization of a "Porkulus Protest", plus, the rant by Rick Santelli on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on February 19, 2009. Was his supposedly off-the-cuff remarks inspired by corporate bank rollers who then backed 'grassroots' Tea Party rallies?

Yes, for the president and his Fail-Obama Republican opponents, February 2009 was a very busy month and the first full month of the president's first term. Here's a ramble down memory lane with President Obama signing the Stimulus Bill on February 17, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The horoscope I have is set for Denver when the Sun 29AQ15 conjoined Midheaven (The Goal Point) with Mars and Jupiter conjunct @10AQ08/11 and US natal Mars in Gemini rising (12:13:54 pm MST):

At 12:13:54 pm MST, there formed a 'Fist of God' planetary pattern (aka, Thor's Hammer) between austere Saturn @19Vir50 Rx in 4th house squaring the Ascendant @22Gem56 and pointing toward the Mars-Jupiter conjunction and the North Node @9AQ07.

In addition, the Moon (the public) @9Sag10 was in 6th house at that time and conjoining Royal Star Antares with its volatile theme of: obsessed with success..The People and the hot-natured Tea Party movement?

And of course Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, planet of expansion, money, investment, and expenditures and was on its way for a first Great Conjunction (of three all through 2009) with Neptune, the inflationary pair of bubbles, speculation, and spend-thriftiness. Their first conjunction perfected on May 27, 2009 conjunct US natal Moon--'little sense of reality; involved in speculation'--Ebertin.

Yet I don't recall the 2009 Stimulus Bill as creating millions of jobs as advertized and promised but I do believe it saved quite a few!

Apr 24, 2013

Network: "I'm Mad as Hell" speech (video)

When I found a link in my inbox from Forbidden Knowledge TV to Peter Finch's "Mad as Hell" speech I knew I had to post it to remind me that the presidency of Barack Obama is forever imprinted with the signature of the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction/s of 2009 conjunct US natal Moon (We the People) with the themes of inflation, speculation, fraud, waste, and grand schemes:

Feb 7, 2013

Senator Marco Rubio to give SOTU 2013 response

Senator Marco Rubio: Sun trine Uranus

by Jude Cowell

Marco Rubio was born in Miami, Florida on May 28, 1971 with Sun in early Gemini--6Gem40 at noon. His opportunity to deliver the Republican response to President Obama's SOTU Address on February 12, 2013 is denoted by transit Jupiter, planet of grand opportunities, and the Great Benefic's Direct Station at 6Gem19 which was exact on January 30th--and occurred precisely upon his natal Sun.

Excitement grows and Rubio's political future seems bright plus, he's made the current cover of TIME magazine as "The Republican Savior," a compliment which he himself smartly denies.

Yet astrologically this seems feasible with his natal Sun trining Uranus, the planet of bright ideas that save the day and an engaging way of expressing his many ideas. Plus, his chart also contains a Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in very early Sagittarius (00Sag55 Rx and 1Sag33 Rx) which gives him idealism to serve but which can be over-exploited by others. The conjunction may also give him a tendency to misplace his trust. ('1Sag' = "A Grand Army of the Republic Campfire"--Jones.)

His SOTU 2013 response will be delivered bilingually, in English and in Spanish, an astrological nod to his Sun trine Uranus. Natal Mercury conjunct Venus should make it a pleasant if critical speech (Mercury-Venus square Mars in Aquarius with contentious Mars in wide conjunction with natal NN 17AQ02...public encounters.)

And of course, as Jupiter moves forward in the Zodiac, it will again trine natal Uranus (9Lib36 Rx), a time when politics, finances, and social issues are favorable for him and new methods and technologies are successful.

So Senator Rubio's grand opportunity and the publicity he will receive for his SOTU response will resound well for his career though caution is advised when expansive Jupiter transits natal Sun (ego) and this is a strong influence since Jupiter stationed there. It describes a period when one must either move forward to a higher level of influence (as he will) or go on to something else. Projects or endeavors begun twelve years ago are particularly on the menu during this transit due to Jupiter's 12-year cycle, though getting carried away by ego satisfaction and over-optimism should be avoided for best use of this expansive energy.

(He began serving in the Florida House of Representatives in 2000.)

Now there are several other horoscope factors suitable for discussion concerning this complex man so I urge you to view Marco Rubio's natal chart if you haven't already. Other transits to his natal planets have recently been and will be in play as 2013 goes on so we may find ourselves remarking more in depth upon his natal chart and prospects in the near future.

Sep 8, 2012

Quantitative Easing Explained (video) w Jupiter-Neptune

The Fed's 'Quantitative Easing' of Inflationary Jupiter-Neptune

by Jude Cowell w Video by Omid Malekan

If you've visited SO'W before you know this dissenting American blogger has done quite a bit of grousing over Fed actions and its shady beginnings, and no less so now. Even just yesterday I blogged about the planetary imprint or signature which seals its meanings and themes into the Obama administration and which will affect his legacy as president (Jan 20, 2009 until noon of January 21, 2013.)

Yet if Mr. Obama is re-elected, the Jupiter-Neptune combo of energies will continue in the background of his second term. Expansive Jupiter and merging Neptune will meet next in 2022 @23Pis59 conj NYSE's natal *MC 23Pis21); or, if another man is selected for Oval Office duty in 2012, Jupiter-Neptune will flavor events, plans, grand schemes, religious flowerings, and more with major associated events and circumstances timed by the pair's aspects to one another as they circle in their orbits--as seen from Earth. Either way, controlling the inflationary qualities of the pair won't be easy and may not be possible, even if that is the Fed's true motivation.

Happily I find that Omid Malekan has updated his video library since I visited so I chose two of my favorites concerning the Fed and "the Ben Bernank", as he's called therein. If clear explanations are your preference and Financial Collapse 2007/08 remains an issue for you and yours, check out the two videos and think of how secretive the what-became-known-as the Fed's planning session on Jekyll Island, Georgia was in 1910 and how the White House and the US Congress colluded with NY bankers and politicians to morph a utopian take-over fantasy into political and legal reality through the creation of the US Federal Reserve Bank set up by an Act of Congress.

And of course for something that unpopular, the culprits sneakily pushed through the legislation on December 23, 1913 when Capitol Hill's Christmas recess had begun and many chambers, halls, and seats were empty of anyone who might've objected to forming a central bank a la Alexander Hamilton-style. For if we're talking Jupiter-Neptune, we're talking visionaries and scoundrels out for their main chance and successfully linking treasuries of the US with that of Britain (City of London) in spite of all the fighting and sacrifices our ancestors did to free us from the grip of the British Empire. Shams and Mystery Plays!

As the video reminds us, the Fed has been wrong about everything from the start and maintains plenty of air with which to blow things up: the Fed wants an inflated economy that continues giving Goldman-Sachs all advantages and leads to a global financial collapse when they're good'n'ready.

Guess it probably should go without saying that the New York Stock Exchange was formed (by a small group, again) on May 17, 1792 under the auspices of a previous Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Neptune in Libra in 4th house, both retrograde in late degrees, a section of the Zodiac where Saturn has lumbered recently (on his way to Scorpio):

NYSE's Jupiter-Neptune = transit Saturn 2011/12: consequences issuing from false hopes; lack of confidence; pessimism; disappointments (Ebertin); possible self-delusion; breakdown of idealization (Tyl); any, all, or none may apply.

So as everyone freely admits, the NYSE is a rigged casino. And it's a natural law that Jupiterian-Neptunian bubbles must always go pop! Now. How to shoehorn the varmints out?

*Jupiter-Neptune (2022) = natal MC (1792): visionaries; spendthrifts; speculators; fortune-hunters; philanthropists; squanderers; damage through thoughtlessness; political conflicts (Ebertin); over-indulgences of all kinds (Tyl.) Sounds mighty familiar, hmm?

Sep 7, 2012

DNC 2012: Obama accepts as Banksters Keep On (video)

On the Jupiter-Neptune Presidency of a Populist Barack Obama

by Jude Cowell

Last evening at DNC 2012 in Charlotte, NC, President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination for president. During his address he mentioned the Big Banks that all but collapsed the US economy in 2007/08. Now, with the stock market doubled under Mr. Obama, Wall Street has not given its old fraudster ways which was expectable since the speculator-wastrel-fraudster pair, Jupiter and Neptune of Grand Schemes and Visions, met in Great Conjunction three times during the president's first year in office (2009) and will forever be the planetary imprint describing the tenure of the Obama administration Jan 2009--Jan 2013.

As you know, when Jupiter and Neptune met in 2009 their conjunction directly hit America's natal Moon in Aquarius (We the People) compelling us with the desire to dream and providing little sense of reality about events that were happening, may of which related to our then-new 'dreamboat' president whose natal Mars (desire; energy; action) is concealed and glamorized by US natal Neptune @23 Virgo. Also, related to Financial Collapse 2008 and specifically to the Fed, is Jupiter and Pluto closing 2007 with their Great Conjunction of December 11, 2007 which timed many events and financial circumstances of which the public was then unaware.

There are no Great Conjunctions of primary planets until Big Year 2020--then it's Jupiter-Saturn, Jupiter-Pluto, and Saturn-Pluto--so each planetary pair's or trio's flavor relates back to their last Great Conjunction/s until then; of course their cycles include sextiles, squares, trines, and oppositions between them which lead up to 2020 as they mark periods of ease or obstruction accordingly.

Now in a previous SO'W post concerning the president's acceptance speech at DNC 2012 last evening, I mentioned the current Sun-Jupiter square for its tendency to inspire over-promising and while last night's DNC address was wonderful and shiny for several reasons, my fret is: Here We Go Again--especially since Republicans have no intention of cooperating with, and will everything they can to obstruct, a second-term President Obama. And that's a very good reason why Democratic candidates must be successful in their bids on November 6th to gain seats in the House and Senate!That, and the expectable appointing of fresh SCOTUS judges in the near future.

The Morning After the Party

So with the Jupiter-Neptune cycle lasting approximately thirteen years, on this morning after President Obama thrilled excited crowds in Charlotte, TV watchers at home, and many of the DNC 2012 commentators, too, I find myself pining for a re-consideration of even more Truth about Financial Crash 2008 (or, The Bush Depression as I often term it) than any DNC speaker provided for the crisis plagues us still while providing for the Democratic Party handy justification for re-electing Mr. Obama who, it is true, cannot clear up the GOP's eight years of financial heisting and flummery in only a four-year term--especially if financial reforms fall short as they have.

Yes, I shall vote for Mr. Obama again for look at what the powers-that-be give us as his opposition: Misogynist Neanderthal Theocratic Jacka**es! Why, it's almost as if the GOP wants to lose in 2012, isn't it? So with my vote I shall retain the Hope that guilty banksters will at some point receive what ought to be comin' to 'em which would give the US financial system a great boost once the dust settles and the rot is scooped out.

Of course, you know that a Romney presidency would get banksters completely off the hook for their crimes and would remove any legal fetters upon them whatesoever. What fetters they now have or would have under the Mittster have so far not despoiled their greedy, pretty little minds. Subliminal Message: as we've experienced through the decades, using 'trickle down economics' only works for those at the top of the pyramid of power, not for the American people as a whole. A Romney-Ryan administration would feed banksters here and abroad our remaining crumbs and prevent us from investing in America and our children's futures!

So if you haven't heard or seen the following testimony, check out the 8-minute video below of William Black speaking on Capitol Hill about The Crash, banksters including Lehman Brothers, the Fed, and other culprits as he splashes the cold water of stark truth upon a complicit, pocket-lining Congress:

For additional videos concerning a variety of topics visit Forbidden Knowledge TV.

Jun 2, 2012

Political Ideas, Astro-Notes, and dyslexic Romney (Colbert video)

June 2, 2012: A Meddly of Articles w a Few Astro-Notes Between

by Jude Cowell

From Information Clearing House comes a gob-smack of a Newsletter full of insightful op eds which 'run the gamut' from the Stuxnet worm to the private prison industry. You may wish to read a few especially if you prefer that your government act on behalf of the people rather than against them, an idea that once seemed novel, then didn't, and now seems novel again!

Not all the following opinions are endorsed by this blog or by this writer; authors' remarks are their own--but consider if you will:

Op-Ed Articles

Report: Obama Ordered Secret Attacks On Iran's Nuclear Program

by Haaretz

Stuxnet worm was part of joint U.S.-Israel effort to sabotage computers that control Iran's nuclear enrichment facilities.

(Secret: Neptune, attacks: Mars; US natal Mars and Neptune are forever locked in a square aspect denoting misguided, misdirected, and/or deceptive actions based on unclear or hidden goals. -jc)

Iran Nuclear Irony Lost On The West

By Jamal Kanj

The five-plus-one should be guided by reason, not by Israel's irrational paranoia.

Astro-Note: as you know, paranoia is a common contagion during times such as these when Neptune, planet of the unconscious, navigates its own watery realm of oceanic Pisces. My advice? Act steadily and maturely and don't let this be you! And remember that the Obama presidency was irrevocably imprinted during its premiere year (2009) by the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction/s which started the planetary clock over again for a new cycle of grand schemes, get-rich-quick offers, speculation, fraud, and glowing over-promises based on unreliable foundations like shifting sand.

Unending Wars against Mankind: Afghanistan and Iraq

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD

Wars are planned and orchestrated by the few, the privileged ruling elite; humanity becomes the targeted victims of the few for global hegemonic governance.

When You Hear About Massacres, Reach For Your Truth Detector

By Danny Schechter

When is a massacre a massacre, and how can we find truth in the fog of intense war propaganda?

(Reminds me of the Biblical prophecy, "There will be wars and rumors of war." Plus, truth: Saturn, fog: Neptune, intense: Uranus and Pluto, war: Mars, propaganda: Mercury-Jupiter-Neptune-Pluto. -jc)

"Might Makes Right" Says Conspirator of Syrian-Iranian Conquest

By Tony Cartalucci

2005 interview profiles psychology of those behind the Houla Massacre.

Zionism A Rebellion Against Judaism

By Uri Avnery

When Theodor Herzl raised his flag, almost all East European Jews were still living in a ghetto-like Orthodox atmosphere, ruled by the rabbis.

Will Americans Speak Out Against Obama's Drone Warfare?

By Medea Benjamin

While purporting to represent the world's greatest democracy, US leaders are putting people on a hit list who are as young as 17, people who are given no chance to be tried in a court of law.

Well, Will They? Or will karma (reaping what was sown) take control? Drone kills are radicalizing large numbers of survivors--brothers, cousins, fathers, and other family members--so the devilish tactic is extreme and extremely counterproductive to what is allegedly America's 'righteous cause'--unless perpetual war is actually what you intend to accomplish while hiding behind a 'righteous' mask of national 'pride' and touting our (tattered) flag. The US Constitution these days? Not so much. -jc

Hope Burning

By Robert Scheer

A steely warrior who, according to a lengthy leaked insider account in The New York Times, hurls death-dealing drones at anyone who threatens the good old USA. Including children.

(Hope: Jupiter and Moon-Jupiter, and possibly: Neptune, burning: Mars. -jc)

Obama At Large: Where Are The Lawyers?

By Ralph Nader

The rule of law is rapidly breaking down at the top levels of our government.

Rule of law: Saturn, breaking down: slow Neptune and sudden Uranus; Saturn-Neptune = secret government; weakened government; contracted ideals. -jc)

WikiLeaks, War Crimes and the Pinochet Principle

By Amy Goodman

"This week's developments bear crucially on the public's right to know, and why whistle-blowers must be protected."

Coming: Even more FBI Warrantless Searches?

By Nat Hentoff

Wow! Have presidential rivals Obama and Mitt Romney said a word about this? Don't they care when the Constitution is being ravaged? Will this come up in any of their debates or in press interviews during the campaign?

"Democracy" For Sale

Conservative Groups Plan to Spend $1 Billion to Retake the White House

By Suzanne Merkelson

The $1 billion total surpasses the $750 million that Barack Obama, one of the most prolific fundraisers ever, collected for his 2008 campaign.

(Now why did I think it was Gov. Romney collecting the biggest war chest?)

America's Corporate Immigrant Detention Racket

By Sadhbh Walshe

Who benefits from immigrants awaiting hearings being locked up in worse conditions than criminal convicts? Only private prisons.


Enjoy this handy recap of The Colbert Report for the week of May 29, 2012: my personal favorite--the "with Mitt" iPhone app that spells 'America' as 'Amercia'--is Mitt Romney or someone close to him dyslexic? Chant with me now, SUA, SUA, SUA...

May 19, 2012

Chris Hedges: Colonized by Corporations (NYSE = Jupiter-Neptune)

On the topic of who really runs America, on May 14, 2012 TruthDig published a not-to-be-missed article by Chris Hedges, Colonized by Corporations, which makes the point that it's the declasse among us--the educated now left by the power elite with no position and few prospects--that the corporate class fears most. I provide the article link in case you missed it.

Here's a brief excerpt from Mr. Hedges' article:

"--those who hold power, real power, are not the elected mandarins in Washington but the criminal class on Wall Street."

Jupiter-Neptune Describes New York Stock Exchange

The quote from Chris Hedges 'outs' a concept that is one of the main reasons I created Stars Over Washington in 2005 (to vent frustrations!) so putting on my Political Astrology hat, I'll say that the birth horoscope of the *New York Stock Exchange shows just what Capricornian cynics like me might expect: a frothy Jupiter-Neptune conjunction, with both planets retrograde in late Libra (22:57/27:42.)

This means that the Buttonwood Tree agreement in NY was formed under such influences as speculation, waste, grand schemes (including 'bubbles'), idealism, over-extension, over-promotion, and fraud. Sad to say that the Obama administration is imprinted by a Jupiter-Neptune conjunction as well with their three exact conjunctions occurring on May 27, July 10, and December 21 of inaugural year 2009. There are no Great Conjunctions in 2013 to imprint the next presidency with different energies so unfortunately the Jupiter-Neptune themes are to be continued--plus, Neptune now resides in its own murky sign of Pisces which indicates the heights or the depths, and contagion of all sorts.

(Next up will be Jupiter conjunct Saturn once on December 21, 2020 @ 00AQ29--prominent at Winter Solstice--which hits the January 20th US inaugural Sun.)

As you remember, in 2009 all three conjunctions directly hit US natal Moon 27AQ10 (the public) which provided We the People such delights as: instability, becoming involved in speculation, losing oneself in plans, dreaminess (oh Barack!), little sense of reality, and uncertainty. Some people have experienced great loss through floods and gas damages to water tables (fracking chemicals), all provinces of Neptune with Jupiter expanding the negative effects and the size of the fraud and loss. Naturally much disappointment has resulted since inflated Jupiter-Neptune bubbles must pop eventually.

Now they say that how a person, event, or entity begins shows how things will end...the end is in the beginning. If so, We the People (and other disenfranchised populations across the globe) have already suffered grievously and lossed unfairly from the predictable actions of the weak characters of current and past Wall Street titans and traders whose natal Jupiter, planet of banks, large amounts of money, growth, gurus, and ideals, has been undermined from the start by gaseous Neptune which, according to astrological principles, wouldn't know how to provide stability if it tried. Unless it's in the spiritual realm and I think we can safely rule that out when it comes to those who worship gold, love money, and lust for power.


*NYSE birth data: May 17, 1792 NYC; I tend to use the '7:52 am LMT' time which appears in various places online though I've seen some who favor 10:00 am LMT as does Celeste Teal in her book, Eclipses, in which she cites Maggie Hyde for her rectifcation work on the chart which gives ASC 9Leo38 with Uranus 15Leo09 rising in 1st H, and MC 27Ari59 conjunct Saturn 26:23 in 9th house which places Neptune Rx on the IC (Endings; The Drain) but on the 3rd H side with Jupiter Rx. Neptune conj IC is descriptive of what I groused about, above, with its unstable roots and shady beginnings. A Saturn-Neptune opposition indicates trust issues, lack of confidence, and exploitation; Jupiter opposite Saturn shows fluctuations in values and worth, and a need for 'yes-men' for any criticism is deemed unmerited, the titans think.

Yet looking at a '7:52 am LMT' birth hour, ASC 13Can51 conjoins US natal Sun with 1792's Chiron 15Can25 rising and MC 23Pis21--so that NYSE's Career and Public Standing are ruled and sub-ruled by Jupiter and Neptune! In both natal charts a midpoint picture emerges: Jup-Nep = Saturn: feeling abandoned by one's luck (as you will if you gamble in the rigged casino on Wall Street); false hopes; plans that come to nothing; losses; disappointments; self-delusion; pessimism; combining the real with the unreal in one's activities. (Tyl; Munkasey; Ebertin.) Plus, by transit, Saturn in late Libra has catapulted off-and-on this difficult midpoint picture into 2012 for present-day expression!

Feb 13, 2012

President's Budget released into wilds of Washington w Moon in Scorpio

Monday February 13, 2012: Dreams and the Sun AQ/Moon Scorpio Blend

by Jude Cowell

In Virginia, around 11:00 am this morning under a Scorpio Moon, President Obama releases his 'budget', that dreamy list of numbers that no one in Washington takes seriously. The US does not have an official budget and no laws are ever signed to make it so--by design, no doubt. This budget will hint at what the president 'would do' if he's re-elected. An app is available for the public consideration so check the White House website if you wish.

As you know, in Mundane Astrology the travels of Earth's Moon through the Zodiacal signs tell us something about our public mood and daily lives with the fluctuating Moon changing signs about every 2 1/2 days.

Blending traits of the Moon's sign with the day's Sun sign, we may glean flavors of daily events and the people involved in them--Sun = the leader, Moon = the people. So let's see if there are hints, budgetary or otherwise, within today's Sun AQ/Moon Scorpio combination of Air-Water signs, a misty and ethereal blend to be sure, perfect for the visionary dreams of a president operating under monetary restraints especially since rigid yet watery Scorpio, with its deep passions and emotions, is the sign of Big Business.

A Sun AQ/Moon Scorpio blend describes keen insight, pride, fierce principles, and self-reliance which exerts a powerful and hypnotic magnetism within the environment. This is a combo of an ambitious reformer (though as you know, the US tax code remains un-reformed and clunky.)

Emotionally, it's a blow hot'n'cold blend which tends to get mired within its own dogmatic opinions and prejudices so we may expect lots of push back from Obama opponents concerning what is really just a wisp of a budget proposal, not real at all. Perhaps the ongoing midpoint picture involving the speculation-wastrel-grand schemes pair, Jupiter and Neptune which last hooked up by conjunction all through 2009, Mr. Obama's first year in office, directly upon US natal Moon in Aquarius which more deeply involved the American people in the government's dreamy grand schemes and some legislative deals of dubious merit.

You've seen it before since 2011: Jupiter/Neptune = Uranus: imaginary v real; sudden recognition of a difficult situation; coming down to earth with bump.

Curiously, the Sun AQ/Moon Sco blend is shared natally by a (John) Adams descendant and I shall close this post with his most famous quote which, along with the Sun AQ/Moon Sco combo, begins This Week in Washington with this flavor:

"Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organisation of hatreds." --Henry B. Adams

Well said, Henry B.


US Inaugural Moon 2009 returns to 29Sco45 this evening at 7:30 pm est in 3rd house in DC. The Sabian Symbol of this critical-crisis degreed Moon remains in effect for the duration of President Obama's first term in office: "A Halloween Jester" which Dane Rudhyar describes as 'RELIEF FROM TENSION'--and I'd be quite prepared for that eventuality!

Nov 15, 2009

Scorpio New Moon Nov 16, 2009 + a secret post revealed

A SO'W heads-up for you:

An until-now 'secret' post saved in Draft form from early September, Signposts on the NWO Highway, has now been published after mild refurbishing.

Nov 16, 2009, Monday: New Moon 24Sco34, chart set for Washington DC @ 2:13 pm est has a 25Pis19 Ascendant with rebellious awakener Uranus 22Pis48 Rx rising along with Juno 22:16, an asteroid whose main claim to fame is as 'the wife' yet can have abuser/abused connotations as well; Uranus trines the New Moon (1S46.)

Monday's New Moon falls in Washington's 8th house with Venus 11Sco01 and Mercury 1Sag13 - '1Sag' = "A Grand Army of the Republic Campfire" in the Sabian Symbols.

ASC '26Pis' = "A New Moon that Divides Its influence." Well, that's appropriate for a New Moon chart, isn't it? Moon is VOC once Luna leaves her conj with the Sun.

Pluto, the actor I consider to be co-ruler of this New Moon in Scorpio, is nearing Midheaven - Pluto 1Cap45, Mc 27Sag26. Mc has two midpoint pictures upon it with the Public Sector as outlet for energy expression in the larger world...

Saturn/Uranus = Mc: removing old habits; accepting change; altering personal goals and aspirations due to changes in society or at work; releasing old ideas that are no longer effective.

This supports our current Solar Eclipse season from July 21, 2009 with its 'systems fail; new methods and ideas are needed to deal with events' vibe (Brady's Predictive Astrology.)

In Politics, the Saturn/Uranus duo stand for the legislative process and legislative and executive interactions, balancing conservatives and progressives, and/or counterrevolutionary rule. There may be control of access to political dissidents (involving the proposed NYC trial of 9/11 suspects?)

Mercury/NN = Mc: use of groups with similar interests assist and enhance presige, stature, and reputation; intentions to supply data.

Mercury/NN in Politics has a 'new corridors for transportation' flavor, and indicates well-thought-out and coordinated joint efforts; use of transportation capabilities for smuggling, and/or ineffective efforts to coordinate transportation options.

(Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets, Michael Munkasey.)

At Ic (End of the Matter) is '28Gem' which is, once again, in the Sabian Symbols, a degree of BANKRUPTCY, and we're still operating under the rays of the July 21, 2009 Solar Eclipse, the 'systems fail, new ideas and methods needed' Series (Brady.) This degree is also that of 9/11's Moon.

(Are you counting how many times you hear the word 'system' in the news and in conversation since the financial meltdown began to rear its long-planned head?)

Well, instigating operative Mars 13Leo22 in 5th house is busy in dramatic Leo, sign of the natural ruler, as he revs up to oppose the Jupiter, Chiron, Neptune trio in Aquarius - here in 12th house of behind-the-scenes where political deals are forged.

The exact Great Conjunction (#3 of 3) of Jupiter and Neptune, whose blend of energies can be lovely in a happy 'grand spirit' sort of way, or speculatively fraudulent like a Wall Street bubble or a floating cross-country homemade balloon with an illusory boy aboard....perfects on Dec 21, 2009 @ 24AQ18 @ 3:50 pm est, which squares the Nov 16 New Moon we discuss here. Mars will be Rx @ 19Leo41 by then and at Mc of the Jup-Nep Great Conjunction chart.

As you know, Jupiter and Neptune met twice before with 2009 being 'their year' of 'going with the wind' as they play around with the US ntal Moon 27AQ10 in America's 'Sibly' chart (5:10 pm LMT, July 4, 1776, Philadelphia, PA.) This is the 'becoming involved in speculation' picture I've groused about many times here and at Jude's Threshold and the 2009 Health Care/Insurance Reform debate and its possible legislation falls under this category, imho, along with inflationary printing of currency and the weakening of the US dollar.

Jupiter conj Neptune:

1. May 27, 2009;
2. July 20; and
3. Dec 21, 2009

Wall Street does love a good bubble and Jupiter-Neptune hook-ups are well-qualified to inflate the market with piles of fake money while Washington attempts to pull a boondoggling behemoth of health insurance reform over our woolly noggins one more time - and greatly increases the size and scope of government in the process. To paraphrase President Obama on the health reform issue, This is it.

In the New Moon chart, the Jupiter-Neptune conj squares the New Moon (0S50) and the two are ruler and co-ruler of the chart's Pisces Ascendant. Saturn 1Lib49 is within orb of his recent and ongoing conjunction to US natal Mc ('Sibly' 00 Lib53) and is in 7th house of the New Moon chart. May Saturn's Exaltation in Libra, sign of the Scales of Justice, aid America with the 9/11 trials in NYC or wherever they may be held. (It's about time, but using civilian courts seems a daft idea to me.)

So with Nov 16's New Moon being the start of a new cycle of activity, we may wish to consider the Sabian Symbol of its degree, '25Scorpio' for any clues for our astro-inquiry...

'25Sco' = "An X-Ray"...INVESTIGATION...

positive expression: an exceptional power of analysis;

neg/unconscious/shadow side: uncritical over-sensitiveness to both the condition of self and the state of society. (Marc Edmund Jones; my bold.)

One thing more - two asteroids are conjunct Monday's New Moon...

Hidalgo 24Sco35 (one of the power-wielding asteroids), and Cupido 25:03, an asteroid that can alternate between wearing several caps: corporatism; The Family; syndicates; group associations; Art. And Cupido and his counterpart, Eros, are both related to piercing, such as with the Arrow of Love - or of Hatred, if certain tides have turned.

Now how about the Sun Sco-Moon Sco Images for Integration?

'A pile of manure slowly permeates the deeper soil as the November rains soak the still, dark garden...A millionaire businessman establishes a foundation for medical research.' (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey.)

Jul 6, 2009

Astrology follows Obama and the Moon July 6 - 10, 2009

Today in Moscow, US President Barack Obama arrived to meet with Russian leaders President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vlaimir Putin.

When a Mundane Astrology chart shows planets (which for our purposes includes 'the lights', Sun and Moon, for ease of expression) meeting together, something of the archetypal flavor of that planet (actor) is evoked and a journey may be described.

In Pres. Obama's case for this trip abroad, we have a few conjunctions as he travels, landing at the Vatican on Friday, July 10, the day of the Great Conjunction (so we know it's a world event/s) between Jupiter 26AQ01 (Mr. Obama was born with Jupiter Rx at '00AQ+' so I nominate him for Jupiter's role - basically, Jupiter is the faster mover of the two so Jupiter 'comes to' Neptune, in this case, Obama to the Pope of a worldwide religion based on Neptunian veils of religious fervor...and clouds of incense.

This is the second of three Jupiter/Neptune conjunctions as speculation and grandiose plans hold sway over the globe, for 2009 is the year of Jupiter/Neptune's inflationary tactics and high-flying dreams. Still there's something to be said in favor of a hopeful attitude that perhaps the power elite chaos-creators will get hold of themselves, their egos, and think twice about plans for world domination.

Speaking of which...with Pluto now at 1Cap40 Rx, Luna must pass the 30th degree of Sagittarius (the seeker, but what doth he seek?) to reach Cap; '30Sag': "The Pope Blessing the Faithful" so a ring-smooching seems to be on Mr. Obama's menu. This should culminate on Friday, Day of Venus, with this week's position of Venus 5Gem46 conjunct transiting Pan, a Capricornian trickster; I associate Venus/Neptune with the Vatican...idealizing (Nep) a woman (Mary, Mother of Jesus.)

For Obama, natal Venus 1Can47 is snugged between Pope Benedict XVI's natal Mars 29Gem28 and North Node 00Can09, a World Point for his NN, a point of destined encounters and meetings, and contact with the wider public.

A midpoint picture is formed between the two natal charts of Mr. Obama and Pope Benedict (birth data I use for each of them at end of this article):

Mars/NN = Venus: getting together affectionately, passionately.

Yep! A major ring smooching is coming up. But that's not all...

Whenever Pluto has been at 00Cap+ of late, His Dragonhood has conjoined Pope Benedict's natal South Node, a point of separation. Generally this can mean separation from power, but also violence and war. Is there some fomenting going on in secret antiquated halls?

So Moon meets with Pluto today, then she goes on to meet with first Chiron 25AQ24 Rx, Jupiter 26AQ01 Rx, and Neptune 26AQ01 Rx at their Great Conjunction (July 10, 2009; Moscow, Russia, 9:18 am CDT +5:00.) This is the minute given by this software as the first minute they click into the same '01' minute so I use it in case an audience with the Pope may occur during the morning hours of Friday. Of course the entire day is flavored with this major conjunction between two 'religious' planets: one codified (Jupiter), and one urge-to-merge infused (Neptune.)

So as the Moon approaches the Jup/Nep pair, three midpoint pictures form. As usual the pics may operate in an 'any, all, or none' manner...

1. Moon/Neptune = Jupiter: grand imaginings and plans.

2. Jupiter/Neptune = Moon: dreaminess; an emotional swoon; going with the wind; becoming involved in speculations and gambling.

3. Moon/Jupiter = Neptune: success feels like it's leaving one's grasp; losing focus of objectives.

As President Obama carries financial and political pollen from one world leader to another on his trip, Mercury, planet of travel especially air travel, is dancing upon Fixed Star Sirius, a star strongly associated with America's natal chart.

Sirius, the Dog Star (Alpha Canis Major), once worhipped in Egypt as the guardian, and indicating the announcer in the form of a barking dog; keywords: the fire of immortality which I for one relate on one level to the Illuminati's 'eternal flame.'

There's an element of faithfulness linked with Sirius; Ebertin and Robson agree that a person influenced by Sirius (in this case, Mr.Obama as the young-ish man (Mercury) traveling (Mercury) to meet (conj) with the Sun 19Can27 (leader) on Friday for the Jupiter/Neptune conjunction) so this is a ceremonial and public level on which the two - or should I say, three? - leaders will gather. plus a private level, too. Perhaps there they'll say what the really think and what we are not privy to know.

If uprightly directed, the energy of Sirius may bring more gain than is expected in one's endeavors as the mundane becomes sacred. (Brady's Book of Fixed Stars.) Therefore, a small action becomes a symbol for the collective yet this is a demanding star that brings either huge success - or a scorching, maybe even a scalded dog yelping!

Mercury is oriental, too, which decribes the last-to-rise-before-the-Sun phenomenon in Astrology this is the dot the Is, cross the Ts mindset. Reporters?Speechwriters? Negotiators or trade representatives? Or all the possibilities on different levels?

For compexity's sake, there are also two bodies riding along with Mercury - Hygeia (health; perhaps a doctor and/or nurse?), and one of the two Isises (Isis #2, I call this one) now at 12Cap34. Is a daughter under the weather? Perhaps it only describes the usual arrangements for a president taking a long distance trip with his family and acts as a medical precaution for the one they once called, The Leader of the Free World.

Proserpina (transition) rises in Friday's Jupiter/Neptune conjunction chart as transiting asteroid Hopi (ambush; prejudice) sips Napoleon brandy with Pope Benedict's natal Pluto/SN conjunction. This is an old prejudice for the Pope but it also represents a chance to let go some of the poisons from his past.

So our 'Sirius' travels to announce and perhaps to warn, Jupiter's idealism and money issues meet the spiritual guru in his own neighborhood, and event-timing Luna shifts across the faces of the planets while pollinating from one to the next. Moon to Jupiter is generally a happy time (although both planets are often prominent in charts of poisonings and other offings.) Moon/Jupiter is a chance to travel, for certain, with emotional changes involving joy in the process.

Moon to Jupiter (or vice versa which is usually better since Jupiter 'stays longer' than the Moon) indicates publicity - which of course is a given here = reward, success, and optimism. In the political arena,
the religiousness of the judiciary becomes important which implies SCOTUS concerns on one side or the other - or on both.

Might Sonia Sotomayor's nomination for SCOTUS be a topic of discussion or negotiation?

Moon/Chiron contacts indicate that perceptual shields are open - so please be careful which frequency you tune in to.

Then Moon reaches Neptune, a refined, bewildered, sensitive, and/or spiritual time when subconscious forces are at play and one may be emotionally (Moon) deceived (Neptune) if one isn't careful, or perhaps 'deceived through the emotions' is closer to it. This is an idealizing (Neptune) a woman (Mary) descriptor.

And as you know, Tuesday, July 7, 2009 brings a Lunar Eclipse in mid-Capricorn, sign of politics, law, business, and management. Seems to me that that old time religion is good enough for traditionalist Capricorn, yet the US president of the moment doesn't seem overly encumbered with that particular Rock of Ages.

However, Mr. Obama, as all US presidents, will be kissing the Pope's ring this week.

Wonder if PM Putin ever puckered up for the same ceremony of adulation? Got photos?


Pope Benedict XVI: April 16m 1929 9NS); 4:15 am MET, Marktt, Germany; from BC.

Pres. Barack Obama: August 4, 1961; 7:24 pm AHST, Honolulu, Hawaii; from BC but disputed.