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Showing posts with label Lord Byron. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lord Byron. Show all posts

Apr 13, 2017

The Noble Family Tree of Justice Neil Gorsuch

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch Descends from English Kings

Yes, many Americans have royal heritage although they may not be aware of it.

Well, recently in my family research, I ran across a digitized book about early American immigrants who had Plantagenet Ancestry and found a tiny handful of my own family surnames including some spot-on early settlers (exs: William Farrar who founded Farrar's Island, VA and Kent-born Col. William Claiborne, surveyor of Jamestown Colony and founder of Kent Island, MD) on the list who sailed to Colonial Virginia and Maryland with royal lineages tucked away in their back pockets.

Then, thinking I had never heard the name 'Gorsuch' until now-Justice Neil Gorsuch hit the news cycle, a surprise awaited me for on the Plantagenet list of kingly descendants is Anne Lovelace Gorsuch who immigrated from England to America as a widow with children. (Anne's father was Sir William Lovelace, Knight). Wondering how many branches of the Gorsuch tree there can be, I searched and discovered that, yes, Justice Neil Gorsuch is indeed descended from immigrant Anne Lovelace Gorsuch and her husband, the Reverend John Gorsuch. You may climb their family tree if you dare.

And since Justice Neil Gorsuch will be 'with us' on the SCOTUS bench for decades, if you're curious enough about this illustrious family of London merchants and attorneys-at-law (and one, John of Baltimore, Maryland, was a labor arbitrator!) and would appreciate a fuller accounting of them, here's a JSTOR link which takes you way back to Bishopsgate Ward, London, England, Northumberland, and beyond. Included you'll find allied families such as the Coles, the Ensors, the McGills, and the Lovelaces (which reminds me of Ada, Countess Lovelace, daughter of romantic poet Lord Byron).

So now I must wonder if Anne Lovelace Gorsuch (circa 1610--1652) is related to that particular bunch of Lovelaces in some way. After all, how many Lovelace branches could there possibly be?


Previous Post: The Prenatal Eclipse and Unaspected Saturn of Justice Neil Gorsuch.

Image: Remains of Historical Jamestown Colony {public domain}

Please be advised that you are cordially invited to visit the Genealogy and Family Ties effort of yours truly at Stricklands' Blog for articles and links concerning Claibornes, Farrars, Taylors, Stricklands, Jamestown Colony, and more!

Mar 13, 2017

What Do Franklin Roosevelt and Lord Byron Have in Common?

Monday March 13, 2017: for those who consult Sun-Moon personality blends of politicians and poets, the discovery of who shares a natal Sun-Moon blend with another famous person can be revealing although we may not always understand what is being revealed since sometimes the pairs who share personality blends seem more different than similar. Yet often their personalities can be perfectly described by their Sun-Moon blends. For illustration, we might refer to the shared blends of Mr. Trump and......guess who?

Now if you wish, check out the (Uranus Rising = coping ability) natal chart of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the natal chart of George Gordon Byron and you'll see that they share the Sun Aquarius-Moon Cancer personality blend of the 'humanitarian idealist'.

(Speaking of idealism, it's curious that both men's lives involved them in war efforts on the 'white hat' side, wars that were fought ostensibly for the sake of liberation. But war must always begin under a pretext, mustn't it? Otherwise, very few people would sign up to do the fighting.)

Now this misty, ethereal Air-Water combination of energies tends to possess 'a wonderful sense of humor' due in part to its cooperation between mind (AQ) and emotion (Cancer). This poetic, romantic combo has great insight and sensitivity, communication talent, and is quite theatrical. 'Conscious reflection upon the mysteries of life' is typical of this blend. Very creative, Sun AQ-Moon Cancer maintains a detached attitude toward others and is quite subjective (Cancer) when using its reasoning power.

Unconscious prejudices are likely to influence actions along with an ability to rationalize the irrational; a talent for expressing universal insights via personal images is evident (for Roosevelt through his speeches and Fireside Chats, and for Lord Byron through his romantic poetry). There is, on some level, a 'devotion to truth' embedded within both personalities (though I must wonder what Mr. Roosevelt the 33rd-degree Freemason, and member of the banking Roosevelts, did with such a devotion while serving as president).

And on that presidential note, it's time to close by typing for you the two Images for Integration for the Sun AQ-Moon Cancer blend of FDR and Lord Byron:

"A social worker bypasses bureaucracy to save a mother and child...A childhood memory becomes the basis of a new world order." (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey; my italics).

You may also wish to compare the Personality Blends of Franklin, Washington, Paine, and Jefferson, and here's a post about the day's Sun-Moon blend of Thomas Jefferson's First Inauguration in 1801. Watery!

Or why not compare the Sun-Moon blends operating during Inaugurations 1993 and 2017 of Bill Clinton and Donald Trump?

For those who don't think that 'FDR' and the label 'new world order' belong in the same sentence try this from a previous post:

In Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.'s The Coming of the New Deal (1958) he quotes Machiavelli at the front of the book saying, "There is nothing...more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things."

At the end of the book, he quotes Fabian Socialist H.G. Wells describing FDR as, "The most effective transmitting instrument possible for the coming of the new world order. He is continuously revolutionary in the new way without ever provoking a stark revolutionary crisis."

And yet in 2017 that sounds a lot like what we have now--a stark revolutionary crisis.

FDR image in the public domain; Lord Byron painting by Thomas Phillips [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Feb 15, 2009

Soviets withdraw from Afghanistan Feb 15, 1989

The year 1989 saw mass movements and revolutions all around the globe - including the toppling of the Berlin Wall - as Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune tangoed in authoritarian Capricorn, with the Great Conjunction of Uranus and Neptune piping a social movement overture as they lined up for their Great Conjunction (3x) in 1993 in the 18 to 19 degree range of Cap.

Back up a bit and the Great Conjunction of Saturn and Uranus was exact in 1988 3x: Feb 13, June 26, and Oct 18; from 27 - 30 Sagittarius. And as you know, transit Pluto has recently plowed through and stirred up the Saturn-Uranus Conj and bringing a 'tremendous fear of loss; upheaval to protect assets; rebellion' flavor to the global arena.

The Soviet Union's natal chart (Nov 7, 1917) has a Saturn-Uranus opposition, and the chart for their withdrawal from Afghanistan, Feb 15, 1989, has a tough Mars-Pluto opposition (15Tau/15Sco, the Oxen Point and Eagle Point respectively) in a Fixed (rigid) T-square with apex Venus at Angel Point(15AQ.)

This tension-filled pattern is a passionate, dangerous combination of planets, with Mars-Pluto signifying zealotry, violence, and drastic measures. And though Venus usually prefers things to be easy, as apex planet in a Fixed T-square, the inflexible energy tends to stifle partnerships through lack of compromise which causes resentment and conflicts.

Determined to have her way, apex Venus here indicates that relationships are in a rut and going nowhere; a possessive streak causes problems and there's a lack of accommodation, for normally sociable Venus as apex in a Fixed T-square is the least easy-going placement of all for this relating planet.

And with Pluto involved in the pattern, obsession, manipulation, and/or deep-rooted jealousy rear their ugly heads. This is a frustrated Venus who has concentrated steadily upon others in a way that has made them feel trapped - yet apex Venus wants her own independence.

Perhaps the 'independence' was their troop withdrawal from May 1988 to Feb 15, 1989 - especially since the Soviets had expected Afghanistan to be...dare I say it?...a cakewalk but after a long 10 years of war, the Soviets ended in bankruptcy, loss, and with the break-up of their country (sound familiar?)

What Really Happened has notes from the 'Silken Road', historical events you've surely read before about since the US, Britain, and others conspired against the Soviet Union in the arming and training of Afghanistan's mujahedeen.

So with today being the 20th anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989, I wanted to read again the sorry details of the war and their 10-month withdrawal.

And if you've ever happened upon this blog before, you may have read of my intuition concerning the US that upping the number of US troops in Afghanistan seems a very bad idea for Pres. Obama and the USA.

Of course, there are many things involved in such dire decisions of which I and most anyone else are unaware, yet if you have a chance, you may as well read the above-linked article (Wikipedia has lots of pages on it as well) since apparently Mr. Obama is under the sway of those who pull the strings of war and who pine for another anti-human-race go-round at the proud country that has suffered so much already. Over 500,000 orphans were created by the time the Soviets left, and that's only part of the mayhem.

If you scroll down far enough into the article, you'll find a few rats in the oilworks - among them Dick Cheney, Henry Kissinger, Richard Armitage, and the Carlyle Group (Poppy Bush) - so basically the Bilderberg gang is all there.

(Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it the Carlyle Group meeting in Washington DC on the morning of Sept 11, 2001? Hmm. And given how the US worked against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, I've wondered since 2003 if Putin has worked against us there and in Iraq with the same fervor we showed against his country. It could explain a lot.)

And, of course, Osama bin Laden is there for the Soviet-Afghan war as well, and forming al-Qaeda in 1988 with CIA complicity.

On Feb 15, 1989 just after sunset, Moon reached the World Point of 00Cancer00 indicating global events, and Sun was at 26AQ57 (conj US natal Moon), so I thought I'd check the Images for Integration for this Air-Water may be interested to note that the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan occurred with the flavor of these two pictures, one conjuring up orphans, and one concerning something we see more clearly now in 2009:

A social worker by-passes bureacracy to save a mother and child...A childhood memory becomes the basis of a new world order. (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas & Suzi Harvey.)

This blend is shared natally by Boris Yeltsin, Norman Mailer, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lord Byron, who made an observation which would instruct Pres. Obama in the present temptation to ramp up US forces in Afghanistan, if he'd only listen, so I shall end this post with Lord Byron's quote.

The Pre-Natal Eclipse Series that the Soviet withdrawal occurred in was the 8 South which the world last experienced on Sep 22, 2006 (29Vir) - for the US, the PE of the 2006 elections.

8S's Keywords: separation, loss, partings; to finish something and feel sad at its completion; physical injury is possible through over-straining of strength (Brady's Predictive Astrology.)

Yes, it's quite astounding now to think of then-president Ronald Reagan proclaiming 'Afghanistan Day' on March 21, 1989!

I only hope we won't have to watch Pres. Barack Obama fall into the same trap of thinking that Afghanistan can be had for the taking, for as Lord Byron aptly said,

"The best of prophets of the future is the past."


You may wish to visit Think Progress for further reading.

Midpoint picture: Noel Tyl; T-square/apex Venus info: Dynamics of Aspect Analysis, Bil Tierney.