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Dec 14, 2017

Loss of Net Neutrality? Technocracy is the Real Threat

With the loss of Net Neutrality a fact, the following October 27, 2016 article by Patrick Wood is a must-read for its broader perspective and is re-posted below with the author's express permission.

Tower of Babel, Pieter Brueghel the Elder [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Technocracy: The Real Reason Why the UN Wants Control Over the Internet

by Patrick Wood

By its very nature, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a non-profit organization exclusively run by Technocrats. As such, it is an apolitical body that is happy to serve whatever form of governance exists as long as funding is received and salaries are paid. To a Technocrat, a world run by science and technology is better than any other form of governance.

That Technocrats have played a supporting role in world history is unquestioned. Scientists, engineers and technicians played a huge role in the Communist dictatorship in the former Soviet Union (For instance, see Science and the Soviet Social Order). Technocrats likewise played a central role in support of Adolph Hitler and National Socialism (See Scientists, Engineers and National Socialism). In both cases, the Technocrat goal was not necessarily Communism or Nazism, but rather the methodical exercise of science according to its Scientific Method. In other words, the process was more important than the outcome – and in both cases, the outcome was not questioned or resisted, but simply accepted.

The reason that ICANN formerly served the interests of the United States was simply that it answered to our government’s judicial, legislative and executive branches. In other words, the U.S. held the umbrella over ICANN and that was enough to keep it working for our national interests and not for someone else’s interests.

Obama changed that when he cut ICANN loose on September 30, 2016 by letting the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) contract expire without being renewed. After expiration, we forever lost the right to renew the contract again.

So, ICANN is now a “free-agent” looking for shelter in the same way that a boll weevil looks for a cotton plant: it needs a host organization in order to practice its craft, and, I dare say, it doesn’t care one whit who that host is.

It is no secret that the United Nations is making a play to become host to ICANN. In particular, the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU), run by the Peoples Republic of China, is expected to play the central role in this effort. However, whether it is the ITU or some other UN agency is immaterial because it will still be the UN in the end.

But, why the UN? Because it is the fountainhead of the plans and operations to establish Technocracy as the sole global economic system while destroying capitalism and free enterprise. Technocracy is the issue here. Others know it as Sustainable Development or Green Economy, but the correct historical term is Technocracy.

In February 2015, the head of climate change at the UN, Christiana Figures, stated,

“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution.” [emphasis added]

What is unclear about this? Sustainable Development, or Technocracy, is a resource-driven economic model regulated by energy rather than by supply and demand plus monetary currencies. In 1938, the original Technocrats defined Technocracy as “the science of social engineering, the scientific operation of the entire social mechanism to produce and distribute goods and services to the entire population.”

To achieve its Utopia goals, the UN must have ICANN’s steering wheel and throttle. But while everyone is stressing over Internet censorship of web sites and the suppression of free speech, the real prize is completely overlooked: The Internet of Things (IoT).

In terms of “follow the money”, IoT is expected to generate upwards of $3 trillion by 2025 and is growing at a rate of at least 30 percent per year. In other words, it is a huge market and money is flying everywhere. If the UN can figure out a way to tax this market, and they will, it will provide a windfall of income and perhaps enough to make it self-perpetuating. Currently, the UN is financed by contributions from member states.

But, what is the IoT and who cares? IoT are the connections between inanimate objects and the humans that depend upon them. The digital Smart Meter on your home communicates energy usage via WiFi to the utility company; but it also communicates with the major appliances in your home and can even control them remotely without your consent or knowledge. The smart phone that you carry communicates with cell towers and localized signal receptors to create a map of your every movement. Smart home technology lets your stereo send sound to remote wireless speakers and to light bulbs equipped with sensors. The security camera that you installed to watch your home while you were on vacation can communicate with other cameras, microphones, the police department, etc. Examples go on and on.

ICANN issues the so-called IP addresses that are assigned to all these devices on a global basis. The original addressing scheme, IPV4, was based on four blocks of up to three digits each, punctuated with a period (e.g., This scheme allows for a discrete address for up to 16.8 million devices. A few years ago, IPV4 ran out of numbers, forcing Internet service providers, corporations and other organizations to improvise internal numbering systems, known as ‘proxy servers’, to issue safe addresses to devices within their own domain. These systems are not only fragile, but they are bloated beyond reason and generally easy to hack.

To fix this, ICANN devised a new IP numbering system called IPV6, which adds two more blocks of numbers (e.g., This scheme provides for 3.4×1038 addresses, or 340 trillion, 282 billion, 366 million, 920 thousand, 938 — followed by 24 zeroes. There is probably a way to say this number, but I cannot imagine what it would be. It’s somewhere beyond a trillion trillion unique numbers for every human being on earth!

Thus, IPV6 provides a way to assign a unique and directly addressable number to every electronic device on earth… for centuries to come.

As IPV6 rolls out to the world, the modified mission for ICANN will be to inventory and categorize the device attached to each IP address. For instance, all the air conditioners in the world would be directly addressable from a single list. Likewise for all computers, all automobiles, all cameras, all phones, all refrigerators, all articles of clothing, etc.

Whoever has control over and access to this data will literally be able to control the entire world, down to the last minutiae – and that is the United Nations’ exact mission: inventory, monitor and control.

But, this concept was set in history long before the technology existed. The original bible of Technocracy, the Technocracy Study Course (1934), laid out the hard requirements necessary for its implementation:

“Register on a continuous 24 hour-per-day basis the total net conversion of energy.

“By means of the registration of energy converted and consumed, make possible a balanced load.

“Provide a continuous inventory of all production and consumption

“Provide a specific registration of the type, kind, etc., of all goods and services, where produced and where used

“Provide specific registration of the consumption of each individual, plus a record and description of the individual.” [Scott, Howard et al, Technocracy Study Course, p. 232]

As I thoroughly documented in my book, Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation (Amazon link, below), the United Nations is indeed the engine of modern Technocracy and as such, it is acting in a perfectly predictable manner. It seeks to establish a global Scientific Dictatorship where it controls all resources, all production and limits all consumption to its own liking. These Technocrats will dutifully apply their pseudo-scientific methodology to every problem in the world, and simply issue instructions to the net to ‘make it so.’

Yes, free speech will decrease and censorship will increase, but that pales in comparison to the real prize of the IoT that the United Nations desperately wants and needs in order to accomplish its own twisted goals.

Congress never understood this when they passively let Obama fail to renew our contract with ICANN. However, Obama and his globalist handlers understood it perfectly well, which makes the deception and treachery of it even worse. Thanks to this scurrilous bunch, the world has just been sold into digital slavery, from which there may be no return.

Link to Patrick Wood's original article: Technocracy: The Real Reason Why the UN Wants Control Over the Internet.

Patrick Wood is Editor-in-Chief of Technocracy.News and author of Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation. He is a frequent guest on radio programs around the world, and is the leading spokesman for resistance against the implementation of Technocracy.

You may also wish to see a SO'W post from March 2010: Technocracy Is the Real Threat to Our Freedoms. And here's a view of the United Nations natal horoscope with transiting planets of President Obama's UN General Assembly Address of September 2013 around it.

Nov 4, 2016

Horoscopes: Inaugurations 1993 and 2017 with their Sun-Moon Blends

In case anyone cares to review the horoscope of Bill Clinton's 1993 Inauguration, here it is with notes scribbled on the chart. Please enlarge for reading:

And for comparison, here is the Inauguration 2017 horoscope which could turn out to be a total Clinton-plus-Clinton affair--but how I dread the incessant yapping at her heels and obstructionism by a sore-loser GOP, evn though I know it's only Political Theater designed and directed by shadowy manipulators hiding behind the curtain:

And here are the Images for Integration for both presidential terms. Sun = conscious, Moon = unconscious; Sun-Moon midpoint = marriage partners, so the Sun-Moon blends of both inaugural charts closely apply to our wealth-accruing political couple, the Clintons:

1993: Sun AQ-Moon Cap: "A revolutionary is elected president...An alien civilization comes to Earth to rescue man from imminent destruction."

2017: Sun AQ-Moon Scorpio: "A scientist dissects a scorpion with great tenderness and absolute precision...A researcher presents his findings to his (or her) colleagues at a Science for Humanity conference...Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."

I shall leave it for you to decide how the 1993 Images apply to the first Clinton presidential term amidst government corruption, violence, so-called 'trade' deals, and his gutting reforms of New Deal programs (ex: Welfare), a goal which some say Hillary as president would continue until Social Security is privatized on behalf of Wall Street hedge fund managers who've just got to get their greedy claws on those trillions of SS dollars! One note tough--you see the Uranus-Neptune conjunction in governmental Capricorn which perfected three times in 1993 and signifies the so-called 'New World Order' which is what a Hillary presidency would, above all, continue implementing and we see this via 2017 Pluto now conjoining the 1993 position of Uranus-Neptune with its telling midpoint picture: the big picture demands a certain course of action, very little option to do otherwise (Tyl).

So with the 2017 Images and inaugural Moon in Scorpio, it seems that Hillary Clinton's Sun, Mercury, South Node, (and Ascendant if you prefer her Scorpio Rising birth time) is featured, plus, the second Image may relate to climate change issues and/or other scientific realms of research, oceanic and otherwise.

Now here's President Obama's Weekly Address of August 13, 2010 concerning the super-dumb, reckless, and corrupting idea (my description!) of privatizing Social Security--or at least, this is what POTUS said then (though in 2016 and beyond, Hillary Clinton doesn't seem to agree):


For more details on Sun-Moon blends and their word pictures (i.e. "Images for Integration"), see Sun Sign-Moon Sign by Charles and Suzi Harvey.

Jun 8, 2016

White House June 9, 2016: Bernie meets Barry meets Harry

Bernie's White House Meeting with Mercury Opposing Mars Rx

by Jude Cowell

Contacts between Mercury and Mars often have political implications and their opposition tomorrow, the day that Bernie Sanders meets with the President and Harry Reid at the White House, suggests differing opinions.

However, a curious double transit is in force for 2016 candidate Bernie Sanders whose accurate birth time has not been verified, last I heard. But even without an exact time, a quick peek at the White House meeting transits for June 9, 2016 confirm that for Senator Sanders, the day involves both a Sun to Jupiter and Jupiter to Sun double transit--Sun being ego and life purpose, and Jupiter playing many roles but here we'll don the Great Beneficent's political hat since it resonates with our current topic.

Expanded ego is one of the potentials for Sun-Jupiter contacts, as you know, but there are other implications in the situation the senator and the Democratic Party find themselves in at the moment with Hillary Clinton as the party's presidential nominee in spite of Bernie's mass appeal and his higher score when pitted against Mr. Trump--he has better favorables than Hillary.

Other transits are involved, of course, but Sun with Jupiter is a pretty big deal especially since it's quite rare that such a double transit occurs at all. Now his Virgo Sun and Virgo Jupiter are quite humble or at least they give a good rendition of it--and Jupiter is seldom humble. Even so, let's consider their White House meeting tomorrow, June 8th, as a Sun-Jupiter affair.

Sun to natal Jupiter (19Gemini) denotes a day or two of optimism and generosity during which positive outcomes may be expected even though difficulties may exist. Confidence is high and dramatic words and gestures may be in the picture. A judicial topic may be on the menu and President Obama and Minority Leader Harry Reid may offer the senator something he craves such as a top speaking spot at DNC 2016 in July. Considering that the Democratic Party won't want to alienate the millions of Sanders supporters, it's the least they can offer. Platform input is a potential goodie as well which falls under the 'Hillary shoved to the left' category, thanks to the Bernie Sanders campaign.

Yet like the hope of the American people on Inauguration Day 2009 for real change, anything corporate Democrats are likely to say or promise may be only fluff when actual governing occurs. After all, the public's Inauguration 2009 Moon @29Sco45 hinted at political duplicity by the ruling class via its revealing Sabian Symbol: "A Halloween Jester." (I blogged this trickery at ya then but ya weren't listening with both Jupiter and Neptune to US natal Moon!)

Naturally the longer lasting transit for Senator Sanders is the Jupiter to natal Sun which has been in effect for a while with Jupiter Rx, then Direct, and it marks a period when something--a project or endeavor--reaches culmination that was begun about 12 years ago and now must be either moved forward or discontinued. The issue is motivated by a need for ego satisfaction and we can safely acknowledge that everyone has an ego, even politicians who tend to become carried away with their own self importance on a daily basis. After all, their very careers depend upon large numbers of people voting for them in what is basically a constant supply of ego-puffing approval and applause which are put at their disposal (or, if cheaters, the illusion suffices) along with lucrative pocket-lining for those who partake.

Is Bernie Sanders puffed up or authentic? Perhaps unconsciously puffed at most! And full of strong convictions, one of which is that America belongs to We the People, not the billionaires.

Now since generosity is part of his current Sun-Jupiter circumstances, my hope is that the senator will make a promise or two of his own. Perhaps he will agree to support down-ticket Democrats in their races by contributing money from his campaign chest, something he has previously neglected to do. Failing that, perhaps he'll act like the crusty codger some pundits are painting him to be and continue fighting on for the presidency ('tilting at windmills', as they say). Yet it's good to have a spare in case the Clinton 'mystique' wears thin by November (and please don't offer Bilderberger-CFR guy, Joe Biden!) Bernie's DC Rally on June 14th should be interesting.

So will Thursday's White House meeting persuade Bernie to join The Team in an attempt to keep a Trump fiasco from befalling our country in November?

Well, with transit Jupiter in Virgo conjoining his natal Sun, ego inflation isn't actually necessary for it's time that Senator Sanders receive the honor and recognition due him without having to make demands (though he won't want to let down his followers by quitting too soon.) However, I hope his followers realize that it's growing late--and it's all about timing. And We the Voters must accept flawed nominee Hillary Clinton over the gaping maw that awaits us if we allow the Mars-rising, kingly Mr. Trump to perpetrate his version of a circus barking, snake oil selling presidency.

Because things really are that bad.

May 1, 2016

Barack Obama Gives Speech at White House Correspondents' Dinner 2016

April 30, 2016: At President Obama's final White House Correspondents Dinner tonight hilarity ensued:

Apr 12, 2016

Mar 31, 2016

Is The DC Nuclear Summit A Sham? - Thom Hartmann reports

March 31, 2016: from Thom Hartmann on the Nuclear Summit 2016 which begins in Washingoton DC tomorrow, April Fools Day:

A related nuclear topic: Bruce Cathie's Harmonic 33.

Mar 16, 2016

Merrick Garland...Consensus Candidate Or Sacrificial Lamb? - video

As corporate-leaning as Judge Merrick Garland is, it's difficult for me to believe he would agree to a SCOTUS nomination from President Obama without assurances from his GOP friends in the Republican Senate of a certain appointment even if he must wait until the lame duck session after the November elections.

But one thing is for certain...that Thom Hartmann knows more about the situation than I do so here's Thom's take:

Once again with his nomination of a conservative judge for the vacancy on the Supreme Court, the natal Saturn (conservatism) of Barack Obama in the planet's own sign of Capricorn (sign of government, law, and business) is showing along with another political calculation of the (Saturnian) long game persuasion! Treat the SCOTUS nomination "with seriousness and care," says the president, with both 'seriousness' and 'care' being words of sober Saturn.

DC Horoscope: Jupiter Direct Station @13Virgo May 9, 2016

Image:Jupiter Direct Station May 9, 2016 at 8:14:20 am EDT Washington DC. Potential concerns for Jupiter in Mercury-ruled Virgo include moral and ethical values, scientific research, learning and teaching, excessive ambition, harmonious teamwork, good organizational skills, and superficial criticism. And of course, Jupiter may wear many hats such as politician, banker, guru or priest, judge or lawyer, and the General. (Edit: actor and broadcaster.)

As you see, transit Jupiter, once Direct, will encounter the North Node (NN) once again with nebulous Neptune at South Node (the tail of the dragon) so this period is half way between the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction/s of 2009 which has imprinted its issues of grand visions, speculation, and fraud upon the presidency of Barack Obama, and describes some of what he has dealt with since taking office (ex: Crash 2008, big bank bail outs, etc.)

Now the above horoscope shows Jupiter's precise moment of directional change so once the great Benefic moves forward, such realms as Jupiter rules may move forward as well though a hearing for President Obama's Supreme Court nominee apparently will not be one of them due to Republican obstructionism which is a Saturnian kind of cussedness.

Edit: neglected is a mention of May 9, 2016 as the day of a Mercury Transit to the Sun.

Mar 11, 2016

Did Trudeau-Obama Just End Arctic Drilling? - video report

If you wish, investigate more reports from progressive broadcaster and author Thom Hartmann and how about a peek at the natal chart and a brief bio of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau? His Earth-Fire Sun Capricorn-Moon Aries awaits you!

Plus, on February 18, 2010, Canada had a Jupiter Return and was awarded a Gold Medal! That's about as descriptive of a Jupiter Return as anyone can get, don't you think? Check out a previous post concerning our Neighbor to the North which includes the country's natal data.

Mar 10, 2016

Americans Have Figured Out the GOP and Third Way Cons - video

Not so fast, Hillary! Things aren't always as they seem especially in Politics. Here's Thom Hartmann reporting on Hillary Clinton's recent charge that Senator Bernie Sanders voted against bailing out the US auto industry:

Feb 18, 2016

Mitch McConnell: Supreme Court is President's Responsibility - video

Here Thom Hartmann reads a statement written by Mitch McConnell in 1970 concerning the presidential duty to nominate Supreme Court Justices. How very inconvenient for the obstructionist bigots of the Republican Party in 2016:

Jan 14, 2016

Obamaism vs Reaganism: Jupiter-Neptune and Pluto-Chiron

As we read in The Guardian the economic rescue made so necessary by Wall Street culprits and the continuing economic policies first perpetrated under Reaganism have not been replaced or corrected by Obamaism which arrived in the wake of the disastrous 8-year Bush-Cheney regime that undeniably culminated with Financial Crash 2008. That the Obama presidency is historic for breaking the color barrier and began with great hopes for positive change (something the 2009 Jupiter-Neptune conjunction/s inspired and supported) is obvious yet America's Main Street vs Wall Street conundrum remains tucked underneath a whopping income inequality divide. Many people agree that Mr. Obama saved Wall Street but Main Street? Not so much.

To paraphrase The Guardian article many Americans are finally waking up to our massively wide income divide. Yes, but will a majority of us fall again for discredited Reaganomics policies and candidates in November 2016? Will such sleepwalking voters show up at the polls?

Actually the Venus Cycle indicates that voters will demand someone other, or different which usually means a president of the rival party--Republican, in this case. There have been two exceptions to the Venus Prediction as noted by expert astrologer Bernadette Brady, yet 2016 Democratic candidates may be able to fulfill the requirements of 'the other'--Bernie for his Democratic Socialism, Hillary for her gender. However, in the Republican stable, Donald Trump may suffice due to his not-a-politician condition and even Ted Cruz could because he was in Canada though disqualified he may turn out to be.

Now those readers who were around Stars Over Washington since 2009 and before know that I have typed a large amount of words concerning Jupiter and Neptune as a pair of energies that represent potentials for 'the grand spirit, visions, big promises, flowery religious sentiments, get-rich-quick schemes, fraud, waste, speculation, hypocrisy (Ebertin)--and irresponsible, abusive, or reckless financial mismanagement. Political conflicts are also within the realms of Jupiter-Neptune (ex: Republicans vowing failure for President Obama since Day One). Such readers may be familiar with astrological principles and if so, they have not missed the significant synchronicity of the three 2009 conjunctions of Jupiter and Neptune perfecting upon the US Moon in late Aquarius as seen on July 4, 1776...mundane Moon = We the People.

The blend of this grand influence of the societal planet of expansion (Jupiter) and urge-to-merge Neptune (often a leader in fraud, falsehood, deception, loss, failure, and planet of The Masses, The Media, and propaganda) led us in 2009+ to be exploited by our dreaminess, by falling into a swoon, having little sense of reality, becoming involved in speculation and fraud, losing ourselves in plans which brought waste, loss, and instability for a majority of the public. That America's natal Neptune @22Virgo conjunct fixed star Denebola (to go against society) obscures Barack Obama's natal Mars @22Virgo made the use of Jupiter-Neptune = natal Moon easier for those who were aware of the significance of such cosmic occurrences that were timed to chime with our newly elected "rock star" president (Mars-Neptune).

The Neptunian veil cast over Mr. Obama's Mars denotes a lack of clear vision or understanding when it comes to the president's actions and motivations (Mars) which he and his backers have hidden behind when acting in secret. Neptune veiling Mars also accounts in part for the lack of trust in President Obama and we all suffer from this constant refrain from Republicans whether we share their distrust or not.

And of course, Mars is the warrior planet but this post is more about financial issues even though the Pentagon is next after Wall Street and the Fed on my financial mismanagement list since global copping and conquest are very expensive to maintain as are US military bases, CIA annexes, prisons, and our embassies all over the world.

So now, since the 1980s (or even the 1970s), we have increased Income Inequality thanks to a society that has devolved into more of a US Plutocracy than the Founders set it up to be. And as we face the November 8, 2016 Election/s, only a large voter turn out by Democrats can hope to deflect the GOP ('grand old plutocrats') from taking the White House and playing the decades-long game of Democrats grow the economy--Republicans harvest it dry (thereby creating more beggars out of the rest of us). This is a game set up by hidden hands secreted away in their European lairs (headquarters such as the City of London and the Vatican Bank) and it is somewhat visible in the World Bank, the IMF, and the Rothschild system of central banks that throttle the world's finances and resources while continuing to enslave the people via debts that can never be paid off. This exploitative condition between the 'haves and the have-nots' can be further described in Astrology by the Pluto-Chiron pair and all its -isms including Capitalism, Communism, racism--and primal violence.

Yes, the much-touted New Millennium has shown as a timing device for enslaving the world more tightly in the raptor's grip--in finances, total surveillance, politically, you name it. The current Pluto-Chiron cycle began with their conjunction in late 1999--at 12 Sagittarius, conjunct America's Ascendant in her late afternoon horoscopes of July 4, 1776 (I tend to use 5:09 pm LMT since it places 00Aries at IC though our Scorpio Rising chart is also descriptive). Therefore, Pluto-Chiron-r-us. But did Plutocracy need to announce its arrival as the New Millennium began? Many people were awake and aware of its tightening grasp upon our nation and government pre-1999 with the 60-year Pluto-Chiron cycle involving a transformation of mass consciousness, an expression of a mass need (Nolle)--and this we now hear in the campaign rhetoric of both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

Plus, how can we not wake up? The Sabian Symbol for 12 Sagittarius should have opened our ears back in 1999 into 2000: "A Flag Turned Into an Eagle That Crows"! Odd how the Bush gang had draconian changes to our traditional principles and freedoms ready to implement just after the attacks of 9/11/01--as if part of a plan. One question for 2016: is there a presidential candidate who isn't part of the plan? That's the one I want.

So since Democratic Socialist Senator Sanders is calling for a political revolution and because of his reform ideas and the fact that a Pluto-Chiron conjunction appears in the natal horoscope of Karl Marx (Marxism! Socialism!), I suggest that Pluto-Chiron's expression of a mass need is primarily the need to close the glaring gap in incomes in the US and beat Plutocracy of any political stripe back into its dungeon where it belongs if our allegedly democratic republic is planning to exist into the future.

And now commentary from Ring of Fire Radio's Farron Cousins:

Jan 13, 2016

President Obama Delivers his Final State of the Union Address - video

Tuesday January 12, 2016 9:10 pm to 10:09 pm est Capitol Building Washington DC Address to a Joint Session of Congress and to the American People with Virgo Rising:


Related: SOTU 2016: Achievements and Realism.

Jan 12, 2016

SOTU 2016: Achievements plus Realism

January 12, 2016: Tonight as President Obama delivers the final State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress (9:00 pm est Capitol Building) the degree of the Pre-Natal Eclipse of the November 8, 2016 Election/s rises @9Virgo (September 1, 2016). This denotes a speech that in some way will touch on the themes of the eclipse in the 19 North Saros Series which are: 'realism, coming down to earth, and becoming aware of an old situation and seeing it for what it truly is' (B. Brady). Refreshing for Washington Politics? Yes, yet this could include critiques of Republican ideas especially with Virgo being the sign of The Critic. Of course, the 19 North is also the PE of Inauguration 2017 so these themes will continue to be on most people's menus.

And naturally the current Mercury (speech; messages) retrograde period is perfect for a president on his way out the White House door--perfect for delivering a litany of his achievements while in office and regrets over what didn't get done. And with Mercury as chart-ruler (Rx) we may expect grandiose ideas, boasts about economic improvements and foreign affairs, and fairly good reception of the speech from the press and from the public (Mercury trines the Jupiter-North Node conjunction in Virgo: broad overview!).

As for 19 North, its initial eclipse occurred on July 5, 1331 (OS) @20Cancer so current themes are filtered through Cancerian concerns such as security, home, and business. For comparison of similar events, 19 North also manifested in the years: 1908, 1926, 1944, 1962, 1980. 1998, (September 1, 2016 @9Virgo), and will next occur in 2034.

Dec 21, 2015

Obama Signs Bill Containing CISA Spying Laws, Barely Anybody Realizes It - video

A Message for Washington DC: You Gravely Disappoint Us

It's too late now. Yet my thanks must go to David Pakman for spotlighting the shady surveillance sneakiness perpetrated by the House, Senate, and President Obama concerning CISA, the bill they all well know that the American public never wanted which makes CISA the legislation no one has been waiting for:

See? They can work together when it comes to furthering global government and passing a draconian Orwellian nightmare of a bill that completely negates and disrespects the freedom and privacy of the American people. So there are no kudos for Washington here. Move along, web crawlers...

Dec 7, 2015

Dec 6, 2015 The President Addresses the Nation on Keeping the American People Safe

In case you missed it:


President Obama Speaks and Is Mindful of The Importance of Being Earnest

by Jude Cowell

If you know about or have read lately about the current Mars-Uranus opposition which now squares powerful manipulator Pluto (Dec 6 - 10) then you know that this evening's TV address by President Obama delivered from the White House (to show how serious he is) fits right in with the T-Square's dynamic, intense energies.

Mars-Uranus, Mars-Pluto, Uranus-Pluto--all three pairs combine into explosive, forceful, aggressive actors designed to catch attention and rearrange present conditions into something more chaotic, even brutal. Naturally, military action is denoted as well along with warriors of all stripes joining battles, initiating conflicts, and fighting until the end. Challenges are issued and accepted!

These planetary conditions now reflecting events on the earthly plane (As Above, So Below) describe what I have been dreading for some time but these are not all that was on display tonight as President Obama spoke. He began at 8:00 pm est with his natal Mercury 2Leo19 rising though Ascending was a lunar 28Can47 and this degree of Cancer places US natal Pluto Rx @27Cap33 setting on the Descendant of Partnerships and Alliances; US natal Mercury Rx @25Cancer had risen and was traversing the 12th house of Politics and Karma by 8:00 pm.

Soon after he began, the president's natal Sun 12Leo32 arose and there are several planetary hints that self-promotion was one of his goals as he adapted his visions and perspectives for presentation to the public (Mars-Neptune = Mercury) on the topic of ISIS and terrorism. The need to fulfill dangerous tasks was communicated and flavored with what passes for stark realism in US Politics though many conditions and associated affairs remain private and not open to public scrutiny (Saturn-Pluto = Mercury.) As you know, Mercury is the planet of communication, speeches, messages, young people, and journalists (or what passes for them these days) so they have their parts to fulfill in what was very much a role-playing event tonight--bully pulpit and all that, promoting the US perspective on things.

Hmmm...young people. Was this speech also meant as an outreach to inspire young people (including women who can now become combatants) to sign up for duty? More troops are needed, say neocon war hawks. Pass the canon fodder!

If so, President Obama showed shrewdness tonight as he presented what are basically over-expansive ideas (transit Jupiter, planet of expansion, now conjunct his natal Mars, planet of warriors, war, and action.) However, you may have noticed a lack of coping ability melded with the shrewdness which made a very odd mixture. On one level, this may be due to Mr. Obama's natal Mars being shrouded and clouded by US natal Neptune, both @22Virgo and the conjunction now has quite a pile-up of energies in the 20--22 Virgo area of the Zodiac: the current Solar Eclipse (September 13, 2015 @20Vir10) provides a high stress level and an overtaxing of strength influence (Brady), transiting Jupiter as noted @21Vir38 tonight increases it all, and fixed star Denebola (to go against society; against the mainstream) springs more fully into action, triggered by Jupiter.

Another concern is the Cardinal Grand Cross now brought into manifestation by the above noted Mars-Uranus-Pluto T-square (thanks to Mars joining in) which adds explosive force and ruthless brutality to US natal Sun @13Cancer (POTUS) for as you know, US natal Sun has been opposed by transiting Pluto for some time now with its 'titanic power struggle and challenge' implications. Tonight's speech was part of taking control of the situation where 'destroying ISIS' is concerned. And it may be no coincidence (for nothing really is) that in recent weeks and certainly this very evening--two descriptive asteroids (archetypes) are traveling in tandem at 22Libra: Nemesis and Isis, with Nemesis having 'the unbeatable foe' and 'divine retribution' flavors. Note that just who is actually behind the creation of ISIS (ISIL) is beyond the scope of this post.

For the US, this deadly East vs West battle calls for more organization and structure (transit Mars @14Libra conjunct US natal Saturn at IC, the Basis of the Matter) and as tonight's Moon @24Libra approaches Venus @2Sco11 (preparing for the holidays?), we might better find a clue in the Uranus-MC (8:00 pm est) conjunction with the MC as the Goal Point of the speech's horoscope: 'strife or radical movements which force new internal policies or methods' (a new agenda), a strategy we've seen used before--most notably after the attacks of 9/11/01 and the ready-to-go US Patriot Act, plus, preemptive war and occupation, and other policy changes distorting the character and principles of our nation. Now that's what has resulted in what I would call a Crippled America--crippled by fascist traitors and infiltrators.

Though he mentioned destroying ISIS and not giving into fear, the Astrology I'm seeing in the speech horoscope shows the fostering of paranoia for political control of the people via Mars at the IC (Endings; The Drain: Death.) Is Election 2016 part of Washington's political calculations? Now this wouldn't be surprising since it's been done successfully before (ex: 'bin Laden tapes' released just before election day.) Yet whatever the motive/s, tonight's speech will probably be fairly well received with chart-ruler Moon first sextiling Mercury (0A27), then conjoining popular Venus (7A22). Round up speech-maker Mercury's degree to 26 Sagittarius and we have "A Flag-Bearer in Battle" (Jones) which supports the president's expansive agenda in the Middle East along with more young people joining the military, if and as they may.

Washington's stubborn refusal to recognize its limitations bodes ill for many

Tragically for innocent people both here and abroad, it likely will take more than the Paris and the San Bernadino attacks to 'justify' the draconian changes the power elite (and those who direct them from behind the scenes) are determined to force upon us. After all, transiting Uranus, planet of anarchy, chaos, disruption, and shock, has been opposing US natal Saturn for a while now and this describes a 'new order' vs 'old order' stand-off and the collapse of traditional institutions--along with de-structuring Pluto now in structure-building Capricorn and plodding his way toward America's first-ever Pluto Return/s in 2022.

ISIS is "part of a cult of death," said President Obama tonight which is obviously true. And of course I am on America's side yet it amazes me how a drone-striker president projects such a mote into the eye of 'the other guy' while ignoring the beam in his--in our--own.


Speaking of the anti-constitutional US Patriot Act, remember in May 2011 when President Obama authorized its extension via auto-pen while on a visit to France with US natal Pluto rising?

Nov 4, 2015

New Moon in Scorpio November 11: Barbara Goldsmith - video (w stars @19Scorpio)


Astro-Notes on 19 Scorpio

by Jude Cowell

The New Moon @19Scorpio on November 11, 2015 at 12:47 pm est conjoins what has been traditionally considered an unfortunate degree by some though this is not very reliable. It is associated with tragedy and with the star Unukalhai (now around 22/23Sco) aka, Alpha Serpentis. Insanity and legal problems are implied with this star along with accidents and success in war. (Horary Plain & Simple, A. Louis.)

According to Nicholas DeVore's Encyclopedia the 19 Scorpio degree marks a "crucial point in the war between the Ego and the Supreme Will." This is a war we each must fight at various times in our lives with one path leading to evil and the other path beneficial as karmic progress is made. (To paraphrase Scripture, 'There is a way which seemeth right unto a man but the wages thereof are death".)

Another association with this degree is the starry Northern Scales at around 19Scorpio or so which contains Jupiter-Mercury-Mars flavors and potentials for bringing wealth, honors, and distinction. With Sun and Moon contacts this star may be favorable for civil servants, scientists, and lawyers (Ebertin-Hoffman).

So using Political Astrology to view US Politics, we'll soon see what this new cycle of activity (New Moon) seeds as it culminates with a Full Moon on November 25, 2015 @3Gem20 exactly conjoining the 4th house natal Moon of President Barack Obama.

Sep 23, 2015

Pope Francis to America a "golden opportunity" as Venus leads

With Priestly Chiron Unaspected, Pope Francis Comes to America

by Jude Cowell

According to MSNBC, this week's visit of Pope Francis to America represents for him a golden opportunity for outreach to the Latino population. You know some of the Pope's topics during his speeches and contacts so I won't reiterate them here yet there are a few interesting possibilities revealed by the planetary midpoint pictures of today (Pope to the White House) and tomorrow (9.24.15) when he addresses a Joint Session of the US Congress, plus, a few planetary considerations of note.

And with transit Saturn, planet of authority and of lawmakers, @00Sag24, the Sabian Symbol for '1Sag' seems apt with Saturn rising in the 11:00 am edt chart set for the White House today: "A Grand Army of the Republic Campfire"--and in front of Congress tomorrow (9:20 am edt) Saturn begins in the 2nd house of the National Treasury. Will conservatives be schooled on their austerity measures against needy Americans? GOP lawmakers are said to be lukewarm at best about the Pope's visit and undoubtedly there are several reasons for this--climate change and US immigration policy under the spotlight being two of them.

Plus, Pluto (now stationary direct and thus even more powerful than usual) is one of the astrological significators of The Pope (any Pope) and is stationed @13Capricorn, the "A Fire Worshipper" degree (incense?). Another chart factor going on at the moment is the continuation of Venus @20Leo (royal Leo) as the engine of a planetary pattern, a Locomotive which may denote 'full steam ahead'. Perhaps Republicans should go ahead and remove their obstructionist carcasses off the tracks! For this leading-the-train position of Venus (the goddess and idol of many names through the centuries and in many cultures including the Vatican's Mary worship and adoration) shows a high-powered executive wishing to provide balance, something the Pope is here to strike, pundits say. Good luck with that on Capitol Hill is what I say! Great if it can be had. This Locomotive Venus in the lead knows there are problems and intends to solve them, so we'll see if the power and words of Pope Francis I will do the trick though there are sure to be utterances of deceit and malice in the mix (Neptune-ASC = Pluto today) from one direction or another--or from all directions and parties.

Now you know that the Sun (the president) now conjoins the North Node (NN) of encounters and future direction and if we look at the late afternoon natal chart of the US (July 4, 1776 Philadelphia, one of the Pope's stops on this visit, incidentally) we find the Sun-NN meeting at US natal Midheaven The Goal Point; Public Status on the World Stage). For me this indicates the importance of the papal visit to America's future direction with Pope Francis powerfully leading the way (Venus, a money planet) as he repeats himself on topics we've heard him discuss before (Mercury Rx and conjunct US natal Saturn in Libra = serious discussions, meetings). You may of course disagree but there it is.

With my blogging time is brief today I'll simply add a few prominent midpoint pictures for the Pope's address to Congress tomorrow (9.24.15; 9:20 am edt) to illustrate their potentials for expression during his historic visit to our nation which is now so off-track from our Founders' original intentions; any, all, or none may apply and are taken from Tyl and Ebertin:

Saturn-MC = Sun: the need to fight hard and the capacity to do so; Saturn-MC = NN: a major stroke of fate (NN) may affect all development; Mercury-MC = Jupiter (also a significator of The Pope as hierophant, priest, guru--jc): having a can't lose position; traveling for gain (more tithes in church collection bowls--or more? all those pedophile payments take their toll, you know--sorry, but there it is--jc); large thoughts are easily communicated; Venus-Jupiter = Mars: preoccupied with success; trying to make things happen successfully (like the 'new world economic order' that popes call for in the New Years Day addresses? jc)

And for today at the White House an angular picture arose at 11:00 am, the time when President Obama and Pope Francis are said to have begun their private audience: Moon-Jupiter = ASC: being well accepted; fortunate contacts; cheer and confidence (Tyl; Ebertin); inconsistent ideas about the role others play who help you (Munkasey).

We may also consider significant the fact that in Washington DC, gold-hoarding Midas @10Gem35 Rx is in the corporate 8th house of Shared Resources (debt, transformation, and the occult) during the Pope's address to the US Congress tomorrow--might this relate to his "golden opportunity"?

Jupiter and Neptune: Ruler and Co-Ruler of Shady Yet Spiritual Pisces

To all these considerations must be added the current opposition between pontificating Jupiter and spiritual Neptune across the victim-savior axis (Virgo-Pisces) for when Jupiter-Neptune energies combine on social, religious, business, and political levels, we find potentials for 'ideals mirrored in a religious context','hypocrisy as a form of internal policy', 'a legal system where morals are based on favors and pay-offs', and 'churches espousing a moral philosophy for all' and these goals may be part of the Vatican hierarchy's objectives this week--to conceal American political and corporate plans behind a facade of moral and political hypocrisy which is more acceptable to people of faith and which will soothe the masses with religion as the power elite continue to prepare global populations for the total control they have in mind.