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Sep 29, 2017

The Pentagon's Progressed New Moon 2017

Did you notice recently that a bi-partisan Senate passed a bill for much higher defense pending worth billions of dollars? The New York Times wrote about it. That's where our health care money went along with funds for other needs of the American populace: lining the pockets of the Pentagon's 'conquest-at-all-costs', 'global cop' perpetrators.

Instead of cutting the over-bloated military budget so that Congress can take care of our needs, they came together to provide Trump a 'win' of several more billions of dollars than he'd asked for! This outrage spurred a peek at the Pentagon's natal horoscope and a check-in on the current secondary progressed (SP) phase of America's military 'death star' and wouldn't you know? Recently the Pentagon had an SP New Moon which perfected on March 22, 2017 at the critical degree of 20Cancer27.

Now using fixed stars in progressions is traditionally a no-no so I apologize for considering that the Pentagon's 2017 SP New Moon at 20 Cancer is significant. But it is the degree of fixed star Castor, one of the dark-light twin stars along with Pollux. Castor key words include sudden fame or loss, crippling of limbs, murder, and mental illness (which perhaps can be stretched to include sufferers of PTSD). These keywords are found in Anthony Louis' book, Horary Plain and Simple.

And in his Encyclopedia of Astrology, Nicholas DeVore adds for Castor: "The mortal one of the heavenly twins; associated with Apollo" (the "sun god", an asteroid/archetype that rises @29Leo45 in the natal chart of Donald Trump who thinks he is one). DeVore also gives a few key words for Castor: violence, sudden fame, honors, followed by disgrace or imprisonment. Rising: weakness, sometimes blindness; injuries to face." Also, you note that 29Leo was the position of The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017.

Money, Guns, and a Little Butter

Now astrologers use an SP New Moon to time a new cycle of activity that lasts approximately 28 years or so which apparently shows that the Pentagon and US military generals have no intention of tossing out their world domination plan and Global Cop initiatives--no matter what it costs the American people and no matter how many dire needs of We The People remain -un or -under funded. It's money for Guns over Butter for Pentagon generals and their current POTUS puppet Donald Trump!

Therefore, I shall assert that if America really is as "broke" or is "bankrupt" as some politicians love to assert, We The People can look to the Pentagon, private contractors (mercenaries), and to hidden CIA black ops budgets when we decide to 'follow the money' out Washington's back door.

After all, who can forget Mr. Trump's 2016 Campaign during which he was asked about America's "crushing debt" and how he would 'handle' it while playing POTUS and he responded with, Yeah, So I'll Declare America Bankrupt!? As you know, this financial tactic worked for him personally in the past and he's shown since January 2017 that America is little more than a corporate cash cow for him anyway so...

May 31, 2017

Donald Trump's opinion of bragging politicians 1999

"My entire life, I’ve watched politicians bragging about how poor they are, how they came from nothing, how poor their parents and grandparents were. And I said to myself, if they can stay so poor for so many generations, maybe this isn’t the kind of person we want to be electing to higher office. How smart can they be? They’re morons.”

Donald Trump, The New York Times 1999 “Liberties; Trump Shrugged” (a reference to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged)

So, poor people who voted for Mr. Trump and continue to support him: he thinks you're morons. And some people think Trump voters are morons--not because they're poor but because they voted for this unqualified, lewd, emotionally childish moron now wandering the halls of the White House and wishing he were somewhere else.

However, that's not the only interpretation of Trump's words in 1999 to journalist Maureen Dowd. And perhaps you know that Trevor Noah of The Daily Show is credited with 'digging up' the 1999 NYT article. Here's a piece including a video segment of The Daily Show episode where Noah discussed and critiqued Mr. Trump's 1999 quote on bragging politicians and the morons who, as it turned out in 2016, voted for his nibs who played them like a fiddle.

And here's a very much related don't-miss article I Know Why Poor Whites Chant Trump, Trump, Trump by Jonna Ivin, with a grateful shout out to my friend, writer Terry Woodson Burger for the heads-up!

Plus, you may wish to see Social Programs Cut? Republicans Can't shoot Butter.

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.

Jul 5, 2011

Paul Krugman: the 'Corporate Cash Con' (Pluto/Chiron)

Economist Paul Krugman's July 3, 2011 NYT op ed on the Corporate Cash Con being perpetrated by the global Pluto/Chiron criminal banking syndicate lays out clearly the power elite's scheme now throttling America's neck with Reagan's old 'trickle down' economics scam.

And Thom Hartmann renounced on his broadcast today (Tuesday July 5, 2011) the 'trickle down' theory of economics which didn't work then and hasn't and won't work now. Not for The Commons anyway. That'd be the rest of us who are not members of the select few (or acting as their servants.)

Related post: Horoscope of the Reaganomics Eclipse 1981. Hint: the Saros Series of this Solar Eclipse (1 North) repeated on August 11, 1999, the Mother of All Eclipses that Nostradamus forewarned about with its Biblical references emphasized: the mid-degrees of the Fixed Grand Cross: Oxen Point (15 Taurus), Eagle Point (15 Scorpio), Lion Point (15 Leo: see sidebar for more on this degree's impressive symbolism), and Angel Point (15 Aquarius, aka, the Center of Humanity degree - DeVore.)

That's one reason why I prefer economists like Paul Krugman and Robert Reich to take part in the public debate. They express monetary theories and their consequences with what comes across as a humane point of view, what I might call a 'For the Commons' mentality.

And without that, what has the world got besides a global herd of rough-shod riding criminals, thieves, and political operatives fronting for the plutonian power-grabbers who direct them to beggar us all?

Dismantling America is their grand scheme, long in planning, and now being implemented in a social network or marketplace near you (fraudulent Neptune now at '1 Pisces' = "A Public Market.") The US Cash Cow has been milked dry and is being sent to the lower pasture.

Why, yes! Americans can start the experiment 'America' over. Re-gearing and calibrating our country for manufacturing again is being done here and there yet it must become our modus operandi. Family, religious groups, and community institutions (food banks, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, Boys' and Girls' Clubs, and other social aids) need our support. Plus, no one can know if they'll be the one to need a leg-up one of these days, right? The way this crew is acting, that is. Covet, covet, covet!

So the way I figure it, we-the-people are in this boat together, folks, it's the ruling class who have deserted what they intend to be a sinking ship of State. Yet if they are the ones who make up The State, may they shipwreck themselves while we sail to a brighter shore in a re-commissioned tugboat we call America. If we're of-by-for ourselves, the Invisible Government of The Masses will take up the (disputed) mantle of power and put on trial or toss out the brigands and charlatans...the usurpers.

No! It is not for Republican or Democratic politicians to brazenly wear the mantle of power for their authorization to do so wilts without Our Support. The legend is that America was founded so that the mantle of power belongs in truth to we-the-people; if diverted, then the character and identity of the "United States of America" ceases to exist. What Zionist *Utopians desire to build in its place, we've already seen in part since the 1980s when the top percent of citizens began raking in larger and larger profits, while the rest finagled to get by.

Why do I squawk? Why dissent? To be American is to dissent and I do so because America is my only nag in the race. And though political partisans may be a necessary evil for a nation that practices 'politics', we don't have to accept their lack of moral standards and secretive, high-minded allegiance to whatever creeds have ensnared their fancies for greatness.

This is no game, for Machiavellian types play for keeps: success at any cost as long as it's someone else's loss. This is currently and starkly illustrated by highly placed Republicans who bet on the US economy to fail.

As for the current political theater we're being treated to by Washington politicians, presidents, and operatives, let's glance in Thomas Jefferson's direction for a little wisdom along the Common Good lines this blogging gnat prefers:

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

Amen. (Scott Walker. Corporate Welfare. Big-Bank Bailouts...)

July 4, 2011 US is 235 years young

As the US begins a new year, may the Bush Tax Cuts expire and may tax loopholes for wealthy corporate jet lovers be closed. May US corporations pay their fair share in taxes. May militarist monarchs be stopped from dismantling our state governments, raiding workers' pension funds, and further ripping into our social safety net in order to give balding corporate geniuses on a mission an unearned financial 'break' they won't spend to boost the US economy.

How clear is it that outrageously wrong 'sacrifices' are forced upon the American people by the US government every time a baby, child, or a pregnant woman goes hungry in America?


*Utopians = radical Uranus in Mars-ruled Aries (Ebertin.) We may wish to watch the disruptive path of Uranus in Aries as its separative mission becomes clearer and the quirky genius nears the end of Aries. For next up will be 00 Taurus to 1 Taurus, which is sometimes called, Hitler's Trigger degree, for he ramped up violent actions when it was triggered by a planet or two. It's his natal Sun degree indicating his life purpose or mission which his occult associates encouraged him to set up as a Quest for a new world order - to be administered under Adolf's thumb, he expected. Or, did his psychotic career mainly showcase the ego of a megalomaniac and sex fiend warped by a cruel childhood?

Which reminds me of the cruelty of US politicians forcing hunger and want upon American children, circa 2011. Why? Because wealthy bankers and their cronies desire more lucre of the filthy variety.

Jun 13, 2011

Lunar Eclipse 24Sag23 June 15, 2011

Having returned today from a weekend visit in the Atlanta area, I find that one of our best and most prolific astrologers, Julie Demboski, has covered this Wednesday's Lunar Eclipse (June 15, 2011) @ 24Sag23 which places the opposite point ('Illumination Point'), the Sun @ 24Gem23. You'll discover Julie's article link provided, below.

A Full Moon Spoon in June?

Full Moons, whether Lunar Eclipses or not, indicate a focus on relationship and partnerships issues, awareness, and/or revelations with the stronger Lunar Eclipses bringing to light what's been hidden in the unconscious or previously undisclosed by others. They also indicate fulfillment of something begun at the previous New Moon, and since the last lunation was the Solar Eclipse of June 1, 2011 in Gemini, the 6.15.11 Lunar Eclipse carries within its energies some level of importance for the collective. This eclipse of the Moon is snugly sandwiched between two Solar Eclipses, a rather rare celestial event!

As you know, the sign of Sagittarius is ruled by abundant Jupiter, so financial disclosures may be a 'wild card' target for Luna's brightening influences in June. Alternately, brewing scandals may erupt so keep your ears to the ground and your eyes on YouTube.

Plus, the recent announcement that the Pentagon Papers will now be fully revealed may be part of the disclosure scenario of June 2011 as they'll soon be published unredacted (including online) and will go back to the 1940s and up until 1967. After all these years, we may yet find out what the 'big deal' was really about when the information was leaked by whistle blower Daniel Ellsberg and the New York Times published it.

Such a political hullabaloo was created, suitable for massive diversion from the business which should have been taken care of in Washington DC, circa 1971!

Well, today is the 40th anniversary of the NYT beginning to publish (June 13, 1971) the leaked info so you may wish to snag yourself a read of an interview concerning the Pentagon Papers on Daniel Ellsberg's website where you can read the 1971 headlines for yourself.

Lunar Eclipse June 15, 2011 and America's Natal Chart

So Wednesday's Lunar Eclipse Sun will highlight US natal Mars @ '22Gem' the day prior to the eclipse (6.14.11), a 'transit' to US n Mars which indicates taking action on plans that have been in discussion or on the drawing board for a while. Being too pushy, hot-headed, or impulsive are distinct possibilities but should be discouraged at this time. Plus, injuries to head or face, fevers, cuts, or bruises may come someone's way, especially if they're acting too brash or careless.

The eclipse triggers as well the natal square between US n Mars and n Neptune, one of the weakest areas in America's national psyche with its confused or deceptive motivations and actions vibe. 'Massive army' may also be a description of a Mars/Neptune contact, and that, we got plenty of. Too much in fact, for our 'global police force' role groweth old, unwieldy, and unsustainable.

Therefore, with the Lunar Eclipse Sun squaring US n Neptune on Wednesday, the US government, the president, and we-the-people are 'on our own' in a sense. Those in charge are elusive and/or deceptive so trusting them is a fool's game (as usual, yes, but this condition is highlighted by the June 15th eclipse - we may find out where we erred in doing so.) Someone will be intentionally misleading and clear thinking is quite impossible for we may be overly transfixed by the lustrous Full Moon's revealed secrets!

Traveling over water may be risky, too, and perhaps we should stick to creative or spiritual pursuits since hard facts may be impossible to determine or to confirm. (Perhaps what is allegedly revealed is a pack of lies!)

Having the eclipsed Moon opposite US n Mars may denote that the public (Moon) opposes the actions (Mars) being taken for they may not be popular or coordinate with current social trends or opinions. In any case, revelations of all sorts may occur on several levels this week and for the next few weeks - at least until the Solar Eclipse of July 1, 2011 @ 9Can12, which begins a brand new Saros Series, but the Lunar Eclipse's contact with our nation's natal Mars/Neptune square may give us less understanding rather than more...or, we may receive an incorrect picture or concept.

(See this blog's sidebar or underneath posts for links to Solar Eclipse columns.)

Now that's my Mundane Astrology take on June 15th's Lunar Eclipse which manifests in America's natal horoscope (Sibly version = July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA; ASC '13Sag') in the 1st house of Self which personalizes it for the Washington political establishment while collectivizing it for us all. Check other versions of the US natal chart to see where this energy of revelation and disclosure occurs.

So What Does the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius Mean for Me?

Glad you asked! First, note the 24Sag23/24Gem23 degree area in your natal and progressed charts for clues as to where hidden info or unconscious content may be revealed or realized in your life at this juncture, and read up on any aspects the Lunar Eclipse makes to your planets and angles, if any; other current planetary contacts and their rulerships will play in to the eclipse energies as well.

Then you'll find that Julie Demboski's The Power of Nature details a more personal level of interaction from this Lunar Eclipse in the sign of The Seeker than is ever mentioned here on SO'W with its Political Astrology focus, so my very best advice is to check out Julie's column, if you haven't already!


Mossy image revealed above: Full Moon at Green Arch from my Secret Moon Art gallery of cosmic and botanical drawings...drop on by for an Art Browse when it suits. jc

Sep 27, 2009

NPR BREAKING NEWS: William Safire Dead At 79

The New York Times is reporting that William Safire, political columnist and speechwriter for President Nixon, has died.

Read more at NPR.

Oct 29, 2008

Dirty Secrets of the Bailout Illusion

The "Dirty Little Secret" Of the US Bank Bailout

By Barry Grey

In an unusually frank article published in Saturday's New York Times, the newspaper's economic columnist, Joe Nocera, reveals what he calls "the dirty little secret of the banking industry"--namely, that "it has no intention of using the {government bailout} money to make new loans."


Oh dear. Some folks knew that from the start: not little, not a secret, but definitely dirty.

Jan 6, 2008

CIA and Pentagon: Pluto into Pakistan?

News Updates from Citizens for Legitimate Government Jan 6, 2008:

Read the Breaking News at LegitGov

CIA to get broad powers to act inside Pakistan: Report Jan 6, 2008

The administration of President [sic] George W Bush is considering granting the Pentagon and CIA new authority to conduct covert operations in the tribal areas of Pakistan, The New York Times reported on its website late Saturday. Citing unnamed senior administration officials, the newspaper said the plan calls for giving Central Intelligence Agency agents broader powers to strike selected targets inside the country, in some cases using intelligence provided by Pakistani sources.#

Isn't this what Sen. Obama said he would do if/when president in the ABC-Facebook debates of last evening?

These forums were a little closer to being actual debates than we've seen in years which was...refreshing. Some actual testiness showed through, and the pile-ups on Romney by the Rs, and on Clinton by John Edwards and Barack Obama were predictable fodder for the Sunday morning pundits. Once again, Tim Russert and his tv colleagues managed to avoid any real discussion of issues in any meaningful way.

Change is as change does, says Hillary (I paraphrase liberally--accent on does.)

But she can't hide from the fact that she's been part of the establishment for several years now, female though she is. A woman president would be a major change--but not if it's imperialism and corporatism as usual. If selected, she won't be able to hide behind her own skirts (if she has any) for long if that's what's in store for America with a Hillary presidency.

John McCain seems to be preferred by the GOP...Mr. One Hundred Years in Iraq. Well, astrologically he has natal Pluto opposite US n Pluto, and natal Moon conjunct US Pluto. This speaks to his Vietnam experiences and now--to his attachment to US power which includes Pluto's nuclear connection.

This places McCain's ambitious Capricorn Moon at MC in the Inauguration 2009 chart along with US natal Pluto--and his natal NN (path; connections with the public)conjuncts Inaugural Pluto in the 8th house...Scorpio's natural house.

So on Inauguration Day it's tr Pluto 1Cap57 conj McCain's n NN 1Cap28 which links to the attacks of 9/11/01. His powerful connections (Pluto/NN) are also with those whose power-behind-the-throne has been in effect since America was born...US n Pluto is unaspected and works on his own as it suits. Our CIA and other intell agencies were formed in the early days and continue to work outside the realm of the American people's knowledge.

The nature of the beast? Sure. And this beast is a large part of present troubles created by perfidy, betrayal, unreliability, and meddling (to transform--Pluto the catalyst.) Overthrowing elected govenments, installing and propping up dictators, drug-running, assassinations (you know the list)--our unaspected Pluto has perpetrated it all.

And America's Pluto Return in 2021-22 may be the culmination of our nation's long march toward a fall from grace.

As mentioned in a previous post, switching prez Inaugurations from early March to Jan 20 (for one of FDR's installations) has put US natal Pluto at MC
(the Goal, Aspirations, and Objectives Point of the chart) ever since.

The date switch also had the obfuscating effect of removing US natal Pluto/Chiron midpoint from MC (8Pis+)--not that anyone was aware of Chiron at that time. But plutocratic oppression and class warfare certainly existed, didn't it?

Now Pluto is going into Pakistan bwo the CIA and Pentagon. History, and the planetary cycles that mirror them, repeat.