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Showing posts with label Siege of Waco. Show all posts
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Jun 3, 2017

America's Saturn Rx and Summer Solstice 2017

Saturn, Planet of Authority and Authenticity: from Libra to Scorpio

by Jude Cowell

With Summer Solstice 2017 about to arrive at 12:24 am edt on June 21st with Saturn now in Sagittarius highly visible at the top of the solstice chart (set for DC), we may wish to review the past and current conditions of America's Saturn.

In 1996 US Saturn Turned Rx by Progression @3Scorpio under the presidency of House-impeached Bill Clinton whose tenure of turmoil helped undermine the authority, authenticity, and dignity of the Executive Branch and muddied America's reputation on the global stage. Tragic Mars-Pluto (Scorpio) style events of power and brutality involving government authority such as the Oklahoma City Bombing, allegedly a vengeful act committed in response to the Clinton-Reno-FBI Siege at Waco, kept Mr. Clinton busy as the office of the presidency dissolved in tatters, a result cheered by his Republican opponents. (The political strategy of R vs D theatrics is primarily just that--divisive theatrics, since it's really Rulers vs The Ruled.)

Obvious correspondences from the Clinton era to Donald Trump's 'presidential' behavior in the White House circa 2017 may be noted but for those who follow Trump's haphazard presidency--and realize that The Klan now leads America from the White House--it isn't necessary to mention them in this brief post. Mr. Trump is in process of threatening to leave or actually withdrawing the US from previous alliances in which America was leader (Saturn) and our Saturn's retrograde condition is part of that picture.

As you know, Trump's natal Saturn is debilitated in Cancer (Cancer opposes Capricorn, the sign Saturn rules). His natal Saturn is in 11th house, the place of Groups and Alliances, and Trump's resentments run deep while his natal Jupiter Station Direct in Libra relates to others with frequent protestations of "that's not fair!" The retaining of large amounts of money lurks at the base of the issue for the Jupiterian Mr. Trump.

Meanwhile, America's SP Saturn in Scorpio suggests potentials for esoteric, occult, and metaphysical study (which our Founding Fathers possessed as seen in their goddess Venus and Virgo fixations--plus, you've noted Trump's constant use of Freemason hand signals), transformation (destruction, then rebuilding via Pluto), obstinacy, endurance, a more serious outlook, and the urge to delve deeply into difficult problems (Ebertin). All this is quite a change from US natal Saturn exalted in Venus-ruled Libra, sign of diplomacy, values, and the Scales of Justice. Now I know that each sign represents progress issuing from the previous sign, and, one hopes, improvement.

But in this case, America's exalted Saturn of 1776 (trine progressive radical Uranus in Gemini, its brilliance and genius successfully poured into the Saturnian forms of our 'freedom documents' a la Plato) has been degraded now that US progressed Saturn (SP) is retrograde (moving backward) in death-dealing Scorpio while on the physical plane it uses its authoritative energies against (Rx) the American people and against the entire world.

And now we see actor Donald Trump withdrawing the US from certain areas of global leadership which then opens the way for other nations to take control of the power elite's Great Plan for global governance which makes him, knowingly or unknowingly, a foreign agent in the White House.

Perhaps you disagree but there it is.


Related Posts and Horoscopes:

Summer Solstice 2017 Horoscope w/ Trump's Planets added.

The Oklahoma City Bombing Horoscope of 1995.

Dick Morris on Clinton, Reno, and Waco (video).

And speaking of The Klan (and sub-president Bannon lurking behind White House curtains), here's an excerpt from the 2010 article by Sherwood Ross which may be read in full via its link, below:

"By assigning covert action roles to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), it is as if the White House and Congress had legitimized the Ku Klux Klan to operate globally. That’s because the CIA today resembles nothing so much as the “Invisible Empire” of the KKK that once spread terror across the South and Midwest. Fiery crosses aside, this is what the CIA is doing globally."

The CIA, the KKK, and the USA.

Jun 7, 2013

Surveillance America: our national Mercury-Pluto in the news

We Forfeit Our Privacy for Alleged "Security"

by Jude Cowell

Okay, I suppose it seemed to some readers that I protested too much during my 8 years of writing this blog concerning America's natal Mercury-Pluto opposition denoted in part by the Eye in the Pyramid's floating Capstone symbolizing the US government's overreaching spying tendencies which were allegedly justified by the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01.

With massive surveillance of US citizens codified by George Bush's signing of the USA Patriot Act on October 26, 2001 (video below, though Clinton and others had managed to erode the Constitution and Bill of Rights prior to 2001), the NSA and other spying agencies have had their naughtiness leaked to the press this week as you certainly cannot have missed.

As Rachel Maddow pointed out on on her broadcast last evening, let's not forget that John Poindexter was appointed by Dubya to head the TIA--Total Information Awareness unit of Homeland Security--Poindexter of Iran-Contra fame and prison sentence. Review its Big Brother logo if you wish and marvel at neocon audacity--the Eye of Surveillance casting its snooping rays upon a globe with the motto "Knowledge Is Power"! The 'TIA' label and logo were cancelled when the public freaked out over its nasty implications but obviously the program's surveillance practices have only increased as technology improved its abilities.

A quick peek at a horoscope of October 26, 2001 (White House--"This morning--" said Bush at the Act's signing) shows that at 10:54 am edt in Washington DC, Pluto @13Sag36 rises with its obsession for control and manipulation, and still in conjunction with US natal Ascendant as the planet of power, assassination, and the Invisible Cape was on September 11, 2001. As you know, transiting Saturn Rx (also a karmic planet of control and restriction) was @14Gem11 opposing Pluto and sitting atop US natal Descendant. A cruel, brutal, karmic combination is Saturn-Pluto.

Warring star of violence, Antares, is conjoined by Pluto the Spy, and Jupiter @15Can36, conjoins the Pentagon's natal Ascendant. Curious is the Sabian Symbol of Pluto's degree: '14Sag' = "The Pyramid and the Sphinx" with its Keyword: CERTIFICATION. My supposition at the time was (and is) that the so-called USA Patriot Act was considered by global government types as a certification of their total surveillance plan necessary for continuing to implement totalitarian control of America and the entire globe.

Illumination Point @29Virgo: "A Man Gaining Secret Knowledge from a Paper He Is Reading" (emails, etc!!)..."DISCOVERY. "A symbol of the world's conservatism...The fixity of idea by which human beings preserve their culture is also a protection for all hidden wisdom and unsuspected ways of knowing, since the deeper awareness is merely a broader reference or a further application of stabilities which constitute a universe at large." Positive expression: "imagination brought to the full of its powers through conscious effort"; Negative/shadow side: "loss of common sense in pure supposition." (The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones.)

'Wild Cards of the Universe': Eclipses Uncover Secrets

Now I could type much today concerning these topics but my schedule won't allow so yet I must include another Sabian Symbol which this week's leaks (predicted by the Solar Eclipse of November 13, 2012 @22Scorpio--an influence on Election Day 2012--as noted then conjoining America's 12th cusp of Politics, Secret Enemies, Large Institutions, Karma, and Self-Undoing--Scorpio = secrets and spies) lift up for our consideration as they appear in every news media.

Adding the Illumination Point opposite this degree is even more illuminating, but first see this on PRISM software, if you haven't or check out The Nation's Greg Mitchell on the Prism program; some italics and bold are employed to focus upon our topic:

'29Pisces' = "A Prism"..."VALIDATION...The reliability of normal processes and the consistency of true intelligence are the foundation of a common knowledge which man has been expanding through the centuries, and his continuance of the control he has gained over his environment is a promise of much more wonderful achievement ahead." Positive expression: exceptional accomplishment through judgment of unusual accuracy; Negative (Shadow Side--jc): fatuous pride of intellect.

Note: remember the US government's PROMIS software scandal of the early 1990s? Writer Danny Casolaro was murdered to keep his in-progress book on The Octopus (global crime and banking syndicate) from being published along with his knowledge of PROMIS--all his notes mysteriously disappeared from the Virginia hotel room the weekend his voice was silenced. Anyway, PROMIS was sold with 'backdoors' in place and we now hear of 'backdoors' to Internet servers. If Apple "never heard of" Prism, perhaps the program was called by another name.

Does it seem curious that first President and Master Mason George Washington's natal Venus position is 29Pisces? Or that PROMIS software may have been purchased by David Koresh, killed in the horrendous Clinton-Reno Siege at Waco?

Well, bless my Mercury-Pluto! Here's something I posted in 2011 concerning America's surveillance obsession, Mercury-Pluto: US Patriot Act 10th anniversary (Eye on the US dollar bill shown), and here's a view of the natal chart of the Pentagon with a few astro-notes included.

Plus, there's a related post Hylan, Bernanke, and the Fed to consider, if you may, for NYC Mayor John F. Hylan often spoke of "tentacles", "cats' paws", and "invisible government". Visit Hylan's Wiki page here which contains an excerpt of his most famous speech on such tentacled topics.

And since Stars Over Washington contains almost 4,000 entries (since 2005!) you may wish to scroll to the Search Bar of this blog and enter something like 'Eclipses' for a list of previous posts on leaks and the uncovering of secrets if you're interested in more than the Solar and Lunar Eclipses of November and December 2011 (both horoscopes shown).

Please note that tomorrow's New Moon (June 8, 2013 @18Gem 11:56 am edt) stimulates the Lunar Eclipse of December 2011 at the same degree. We might fairly say that We the People and all our communications (Gemini) are in process of being 'eclipsed' by an overreaching Surveillance State intent on forcing global government.

And they all worked so hard to scam us into giving up our right to privacy!

Jun 4, 2013

Secrets Not So Secret For the People

Saturn-Neptune: Secrets Not So Secret For The People

by Jude Cowell

If you dare and have the time, here's a site that's new to me in case you wish to check out such topics as Who the new world order aggressors are and What their agenda's Something for the People which also links to Cutting Edge.

Cutting Edge provides a Timeline of events that most people remember but may not have realized their full significance while they were occurring. One such is the "Fall" of the Berlin Wall, an important timer on the road to the 'new world order' (or, 'new world economic order' as some call it including Pope John Paul the-whatever.) Apparently the Vatican is the chosen vessel of the new order's "religious" content as if that makes the slightest bit of sense to a Protestant like me! Plus, some say that the "Mark of the Beast" in Scripture is Sunday worship which doesn't jive at all with the 7th-day Sabbath keeping of this blogger or with that of other believers who take seriously the ministry of Jesus Christ.

Not to mention those of other faiths who worship on Fridays or on other days!

The solemnity of Saturday ("Saturn's Day") has not been changed by the Vatican, they just pretend it has and use the fact that almost all Protestant denominations misguidedly follow them into Sunday worship--24 hours too late! The Sabbath is a 24-hour window of Time through which we may see Eternity, all the way back to Earth's Creation Week and as such it has not changed or been changed from its Fourth Commandment sacredness which admonishes us to "Remember the Sabbath Day". In fact, Jesus rested in His tomb on the 7th-day Sabbath and arose on the First Day of the Week, the day of the Sun, the day the Vatican is determined that everyone will eventually observe--if they want to 'buy or sell'.

Planetary Markers of a 'new world order'

Now if you're an astrologer you know that on the night the Berlin Wall was torn down (November 9, 1989), the *Great Conjunction/s of Saturn and Neptune were occurring (from 10 to 12 Capricorn, where transiting Pluto--the Pope; the Secret Hand--now treads. This creates a midpoint picture which links 1989 with current day so let's consider its potentials for manifestation while remembering that the pair of Saturn-Neptune denotes such things as Communism, Socialism, Bolshevikism, Capitalism, Materialism v Spiritualism, secret/invisible government, martyrs, poor and depressed people, suffering, leaders who deceive, strong v weak, etc--and walls (Saturn) dissolving (Neptune):

1989 Saturn-Neptune = tr Pluto 2013+: rejection of responsibility and denial of guilt by guilty parties; new ideas on evolution upset long-held but weaker historical theories; punishment for those who've let decay and decadence persist (the IRS' spend thrifty parties and dance videos? A Joy Coach?? jc); feeling downtrodden; tremendous fear of loss; fear.

And of course, emotional manipulation especially via fear is one of the main tools by which propagandists sway the public toward acceptance of a 'new world order' in which, as we've already seen in Newtown, CT, our children are not safe from their gun-toting grasp.


Further reading may be found concerning what was the next Planetary Marker of a new world order, the Great Conjunction/s of the Age of Enlightenment Planets, Uranus and Neptune, which conjoined in Capricorn all through 1993 and hinted at "smug or strong-armed paternalism" vibes of totalitarian control. Here are a few astro-notes and the primary natal horoscope I use to study the NWO in our era.

Speaking of our children not being safe from these reptiles, the 1993 chart particularly pertains to the presidency of Bill Clinton who presided over the Siege at Waco (military force used to kill innocent US citizens including children--did the American people protest overmuch?) and the Bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK (1995) where papers and records concerning the Waco conflagration were stored--and where children attended daycare, much to our sorrow, but little to our protest.

Also see my 2008 unedited post on the Oklahoma City Bombing which includes the horoscope. You'll see, among other things (click the horoscope to enlarge) that America's natal Uranus @8Gem55 rises with its indications of rebellion, revolution, uprisings, separations, and explosive actions and upsets--and of course Gemini and its ruler Mercury relate to young people, children, papers, and records.

*1989: Saturn conjunct Neptune: 1. March 3 @11Cap55; 2. June 24 @11Cap14; 3. November 13 @10Cap22; the "Fall" of the Berlin Wall occurred 4 days prior to Conjunction #3 with transiting Jupiter opposite @10Can38 and Rx...

1989 Saturn-Neptune = 1989 Jupiter: expanded ideas that reality is just a vision ("life is but a dream"? sing along!); deceptive practices are further concealed by religious ceremonies (Munkasey); depression; narrow-mindedness; egoism; easy upsets (Ebertin); very upset with the ways of the world; losing the will to fight (Tyl.)

Aug 15, 2011

Dec 14, 1996: US Sec Saturn Rx Station @ 3Sco25

An Astro-Peek at When US Authority and Authenticity Changed

by Jude Cowell

In the Fall 2010 issue of Julie Demboski's Eclipse e-zine (subscription only, now an email subscription and worth it!), I wrote a column called American Empire: When Jupiter Bowed to the Sun which detailed my views on one of the signposts along the way of America's change of trajectory toward overreach, over-expansion, overspending, quixotic notions leading us astray, and excessive arrogance and greed.

This is not our Founders' country anymore, as many Americans feel!

Astrological Jupiter's connection to idealism, broadened horizons, philosophy, and finances figures into the path-diverted picture as well for a planet moving direct at birth (July 4, 1776 US natal Jupiter 5Can56 conjunct US natal Sun and Venus) may turn retrograde by progression depending on whether it turns Rx in real time (1776), and a progressed chart is based on a natal chart when the 'clock' starts ticking by degree as well as moment--for America's founding, Jupiter began @ 5Can56.

So, you ask, just when did America's planet of Jupiterian realms turn Rx onto a more inward-looking, subtle, distanced course which transformed its participation with other natal planetary energies? Precisely on November 15, 1905, and right away we think of President Teddy Roosevelt, the Progressive Social Movement, the soon to blowup Panic of 1907, and the resulting creation of the privately-owned Federal Reserve Bank. Other events and changes occurred as well, and perhaps you can locate my article in Julie's Eclipse issue for more details.

Besides, today I want to focus on US *Sec Saturn's Rx Station on December 14, 1996 during the President Clinton era--especially with the final conjunction of US Saturn by transit to US natal Saturn @ 14Lib48, our national Saturn Return, occurring soon on August 28, 2011--the date that the new Martin Luther King Jr Memorial is to be dedicated in Washington, DC. Plus, Saturn rules stone and stone markers, of course, in an attempt to create a permanent (Saturn) remembrance of a person or event.

Astrological Saturn, as you know, rules such things as authority, accountability, responsibility, austerity, reality, restriction, constriction, restraint, constraint, reserve, inhibition, Time, delay, endings, discipline, loss, lack...but also form, function, structure, walls and boundaries (even bones, teeth, skin), prisons, membranes, old age, the elderly, etc. You know the senex scoop.

If such a Rx change of direction by progression occurs simultaneously with major transits (as they did with US Sec Jupiter's Rx Station of 1905--lots of powerful Mars/Pluto action in the early 1900s), then a "backdrop for new perspectives" becomes evident although it will be subtle at first. However, something tangible may happen during that year (1996), perhaps directed by those who are aware of the planetary change, and some US leaders are nothing if not aware of such subtle forces which they attempt to engineer to suit their wills--the old win-win way of playing the game for those in charge. Plus, a need-to-know-basis is used for keeping the strings of power within certain hands.

With Saturn Stationing Rx, a progressed trine to the Sun follows in about 11 to 13 years when a fruition of some kind is achieved which stems from the year of the directional change--1996, here, so the years 2007--2009 are implicated (US Sec Full Moon Sun 4Pis10, December 2008, occurred less than one degree past the Sec Sun/Saturn trine.)

This info, of course, provides us with a time frame linking the internalization of America's Saturnian functions (such as authority, authenticity, realism) during the Clinton era 1996 (his second term) into the era of George Bush and on into the Obama Inauguration of January 20, 2009--and beyond to this very moment, for Mr. Obama is still in office.

Yes, the presidential baton was passed from Dubya to Barry in 2009, yet on many levels, the new boss of Saturnian authority acts much the same as the old, doesn't he? And we have basically the same problems grinding on.

So looking back to the Clinton era we may one day be able to see a suspension or weakening of Saturnian functions more than we can now. And it would take months or years for me to study and blog at you concerning the effects of Saturn's directional shift as evidenced by actual events. (My Sec Jupiter Rx Station article took about 5 months off and on to compile and compose.)

Besides, you probably remember some of the authoritarian actions or non-actions of the Clinton administration (the February 28, 1993 Siege of Waco comes to mind as Sec Saturn was slowing down in preparation, already on its Station degree @ 3Sco24 and had just crossed Sec IC by progression into 3rd house where it remains) but here is a brief list of December 14, 1996 events to whet the whistle of those who are concerned with the condition of the US government and the inverted condition of our Saturn, planet of government, law, and business.

Yes, it's 2011 and America's 'broken systems' have been in the news every day now since 2007/08--and tottering, they tell us, on the brink of Saturnian collapse with transit Pluto (transformation; destruction) in Capricorn working his toppling magic.

The rest of 1996 applies as well but why not use the actual date since we have it?

Now you'll note from these news stories the use of Saturnian words such as loyalist, rigid rules, big conservative, hostages, governor, law-politics-labor-business, blockages, obstacles, and other terms which tie in directly to Saturnian themes and issues.

All 5 articles are from the Baltimore Sun and the list begins with the nation that is now our biggest creditor and a man who, it states, once worked for General Electric:

China's new man in Hong Kong Governor-elect Tung Chee-hwa was a big conservative in the US;

Clinton taps Reno, Richardson, Daley Commerce, U.N. posts go to loyalists (contains 'free' trade agreement mention--current lack of US tariff barriers now pose a huge problem along with Ross Perot's predicted "sucking sound" of US jobs being shipped overseas, aka, the NAFTA SHAFTA);

Daley has ties to law, politics, labor, business Son of Chicago mayor ran Clinton's '92 Ill. campaign (Daley 'managed' it: Saturn!);

Businesses challenge Glendening lawsuit planned to block Governor on collective bargaining;

Richardson has knack for freeing hostages abroad Nominee for U.N. envoy also is Clinton loyalist with Hispanic roots.

Well, do you feel that 'something changed in America' during Clinton's presidency as his 'authority' was constantly under challenge and threat from the GOP? Our legal system certainly was affected by the brouhaha. But I'm not so certain that the legal challenges by conservatives to his administration weren't just staged Political Theater meant for public consumption (and for the usual dividing-and-conquering of the people, plus, a financial boondoggle) for it isn't as if the Clinton presidency ended over Ken Starr's investigation, now is it?


Some key themes and potentials for Saturn in Scorpio: skill, obstinacy, occupation with spheres of metaphysical knowledge, endurance, a serious outlook, transformation, delving into difficult problems, spiritual rebirth, melancholy. (Ebertin.) As I type, US Sec Saturn Rx is @ 3Sco14.

Station Rx info inspired by Erin Sullivan.

*I tend to use 'Sec' for Secondary Progressions (aka, SP) to distinguish them in my notes from Minor and Tertiary Progressions. The three represent the 27:13:1 planes of existence: mental-causal, emotional-intuitive, and physical. jc

May 5, 2011

Doubting the bin Laden assassination story?

If all the governmental flip-flopping and murky details concerning the story of the raid and death of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on May 1, 2011 seem fishy to you and a certain Why Now? feeling persists, you are not alone for Dr. Roberts joins you:

The Agendas Behind the Bin Laden News Event

By Paul Craig Roberts

In Washington-think, a 24% rise in approval rating justifies a staged event. #

Justice? Revenge? False flag op? News event to boost approval ratings and a 2012 election ploy? Siege of Waco and Stand-Off at Ruby Ridge deja-vu? Is our nation's Mars/Neptune square expressing its 'deceptive motivations and actions' side? Or, was it an 'honest' and 'successful' assassination (as if killing is something to crow about)? What do you think?

Further reading: Wiki's Waco Siege page.

Apr 19, 2011

Solar Eclipse of the Siege at Waco 1993

The US government-Branch Davidian stand-off which history calls the Siege at Waco began on February 28, 1993, ended on April 19, 1993, and was shown live on TV in the US around the clock, as I remember (or perhaps it only seemed that way. We were more easily shocked back then - and perhaps shocking the public was part of the motivation.)

The 50-day Waco stand-off happened within a certain Solar Eclipse Series, the 13 North, which actually manifested on December 24, 1992 @ '2 Capricorn' and repeated on January 4, 2011 - we're in the 13N now. Interestingly, something else portentous occurred during this Series: the first of the three Great Conjunction/s of Uranus and Neptune (#1 on February 2, 1993 @ 19Cap34), the Illuminati other words, Uranus and Neptune = the New World Order duo.

Paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology, we have then and now a theme of groups and associations, large ambitious group projects, the breaking of an already existing bond (such as when joining a cult), separation then joint achievement. The next occurrence of 13N will be in the year 2029; for historical comparison, 13N also occurred in 1902, 1920, 1938, 1956, and 1974.

One assumes the 'joint acheivement' part was on the side of the FBI, Janet Reno, then-President Bill Clinton, and their globalist masters hidden in the shadows of our invisible government. (See sidebar near top for quotes from presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson on a very similar topic.)

Natally, 13N is the Pre-Natal Eclipse Series of Rod Blagojevich (remember him and his hair?), Patsy Ramsey (mother of Jon Benet Ramsey), and poet Emily Dickinson (December 10, 1830.)

The initial eclipse in the Series occurred on August 14, 1776 and its horoscope contains quite a descriptive midpoint picture which may relate to the heavy-handed Siege at Waco; Mars was @ 18Can13, North Node @ 5Leo28 conjunct US natal NN, and power-mad Pluto Rx was @ 26Cap38 - less than one degree from US natal Pluto and the degree of the Midheaven (Aspirations) in all modern-day presidential inauguration charts:

Mars/NN = Pluto: the performance of record achievements; a violent or forced separation from a partnership or union; deterring the competition; increased need to be in control of groups and associations which wield influence in your professional areas of interest.

Here's part of what Dane Rudhyar (An Astrological Mandala) has to say about '2Cap' which includes reference to the disruptive consequences of war. See if you think '2Cap' applies to the Siege at Waco.

"Three Rose Windows in a Gothic Church, One Damaged by War."

Keynote: The necessary realization by any individual making a violent use of collective power that it will lead to the inevitable destruction of some of the values ensuring group-integration.

...The "capital" of group-energies is partially squandered in armaments and death. WASTE is the opposite of group-integration.

On a similar theme is the Massacre at Ruby Ridge. And 'ruby' is red and red is 'Rose' and it's possible that "Rose" in the Sabian Symbol for '2Cap' refers to Rosicrucianism and we're back to 'Swords vs Torches' once again.

Dec 3, 2009

Winter Solstice 2009 - Washington, DC

Chart shown: Winter Solstice Dec 21, 2009 @ 12:46:35 pm est: Sun 00Cap00:00 in 9th house conjunct Pluto 2Cap56; Hour of Mercury 19Cap51 conj NN 21Cap11 in 10th house; ASC 16Ari39 with asteroid *Minerva rising 16:14; chart-ruler Mars 19Leo41 Rx in 5th house; Mars applies to semi-square (0A30) Saturn 4Lib11 in 6th house, and sesqui-square Pluto (1A45); Mc (The Goal) @ 9Cap13 with '10Cap' = "An Albatross Feeding from the Hand of a Sailor."

Or the hand of a US Marine. Note: this analysis of the Solstice chart is deeply involved with Afhanistan, so avoid reading, if you're looking for Sun celebrations.

Moon 27AQ05 in 11th house with Chiron 22AQ34-Neptune 24AQ18-Jupiter 24:22, so the Solstice occurs the same day as the 3rd and last Great Conj 2009 of Jupiter/Neptune, the speculator pair of grand schemers and bubble-inflators. Jupiter rules 9th and 12th houses, Neptune's Pisces is on 12th cusp of Self-Undoing, Karma, and Behind-the-Scenes Activities (including the political kind of secret deals and deceptions...rebellious Uranus 22Pis52 which may indicate, among other things, sudden and shocking - Uranus - hospital - 12th h - infections or epidemics - Pisces; plus, water disasters are possible.)

As you see, 2009's Winter Solstice occurs 10 minutes prior to America's Moon Return ('Sibly' Moon 27AQ10) which occurs in Washington DC @ 12:56:23 pm est. Moon or Lunar Returns give info on the daily tempo of life and describe changing circumstances; our responses to stimuli may also be gleaned from a Lunar Return chart, and this Moon Return is important as the last of 2009 and because it occurs the day of the Winter Solstice, a celestial event which relates to Global Events (Cardinal Cross: 00Cap/00Can; 00Ari/00Lib.)

Mundanely this close timing intimately relates the Solstice 2009 chart to the America people (Moon), and of course, Moon = home, security, and nurturing issues as well. President Obama's war escalation has been framed in similar fashion as Bush's - as integral to protecting the homeland and the American people. Personally I don't believe this for I think our boots on their holy sands rile up opponents as it kills civilians, so if Washington and its string-pullers wish to create more chaos and sustain perpetual war, they're on the right war path for that agenda.

Interestingly on that theme, warrior Mars @ '20Leo' has a Sabian Symbol of note: "American Indians Perform a Majestic Ritual to the Sun" with Sun 00Cap00 being the leader or leadership in a Mundane chart, and Mars representing the military and police forces.

Sun conj Pluto and vengeful Venus 24Sag56 in 9th house of Foreign Lands and Long-Distance Travel relates to large-scale war efforts; 8th cusp of Shared Resources, Debt, Transformations, and Death has 22Sco52 upon it so is ruled by Mars and co-ruled, if you will, by powerful saboteur, assassin, and wealthy god of the Underworld, Pluto.

You see marked a midpoint picture at Mc where it easily manifests since chart angles are areas of outward expression:

Sun/Mercury = Mc: successful communications; ego awareness help one's plans work and stand up to the test; communicating effectively and clearly to enhance world standing/public status; clarifying goals and the plans for their achievement; standing by one's convictions; businessmen; intellectual workers. (Tyl; Ebertin; Munkasey.)

As you see, I've also penned in asteroid Cupido (The Family; Corporatism) and Ceres 00Sag22 (security issues) in a Mundane chart) in 8th house, with Ceres @ '1Sag' = "A Grand Army of the Republic Campfire" - the degree of Venus during the president's escalation announcement at West Point the evening of Dec 1.

4th house, the Basis of the Matter, contains the July 21/22, 2009 Solar Eclipse of 'system failures; reforms and new methods needed' @ a critical 29th degree: 29Can27, ruled by the Moon...crises at home. Since the president's message on Dec 1, we've seen political hacks and shills making political hay of his decision with some Republicans supporting the idea of sending 30,000 US men and women abroad - which justifies their previous rush to war with Bush and Cheney leading the charge, as Rs hope.

The president called his war escalation a 'new approach' in his Dec 1 address...'new methods needed' so I again think of Karzai's corrupt government - but is his any more corrupt than ours?

Plus, Republicans and their enablers have to love it, one supposes, that more massive war expenses make changes at home on behalf of the American people quite impossible financially, and I'm not convinced that Health Insurance Reform won't collapse for lack of funding; operatives are working on assuring that debacle now. (Pres. Obama, like others before him, is following the lead of his neocon Zionist pals and has chosen endless war over the American people's dire needs at home - if you tire of reading me say that, you may imagine how tired I am of typing it because they're perpetrating it as I type.)

Another factor that relates to war escalation in the Winter Solstice 2009 chart is the Mercury/NN conj in 10th house. Mercury 19Cap51 is on the degree of the first Great Conj of Uranus/Neptune of Feb 2, 1993 which occurred two more times in **1993: Aug 20 and Oct 24.

The Oct 24, 1993 Uran/Nep conj is the one I use to time the more public ramping up of the New World Order agenda and its natal chart; Uran/Nep Oct 24 @ 18Cap33 with '18Cap' being the "The Union Jack Flies from a British Warship" degree which has the POLITICAL POWER flavor (Marc Edmund Jones) with its 'smug and strong-armed paternalism' which is precisely what America should stop arrogantly forcing upon the Middle East - irrespective of oil and gas supplies. (I recently wondered aloud if 'insurgents' in the region are actually fighting against the New World Order - the Great Satan they say America is - a remark for which I expected to receive critiques on this blog. I didn't, so perhaps no one noticed.)

Yet the symbol for Mars as noted above relates to Sun/will worship as practiced by NWO/imperialist types, imo. "What thou wilt" and all that marlarkey that supposedly puts certain people above the common laws of the masses and natural laws of the Universe - in their own minds, that is. It's having the political power to implement their madness that now bedevils the world, while the Eye of Horus atop the pyramid of power printed on US money tells a centuries-old tale of world domination visions and total surveillance which we know is being used to snoop upon us all.

So! The Mercury Rx Station on or about Dec 26 @ 21Cap45 will conj the 2009 Solstice NN indicating meetings, of course, but there's more according to Michael Munkasey's excellent book Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets; paraphrasing Mr. Munkasey...

Mercury/NN in politics and business: creating new corridors for transportation; enabling business to ship or transport merchandise; well-thought-out and coordinated joint efforts; using transportation facilities for smuggling or unlawful means; theft of material or information on transportation capabilities or policies; ineffective efforts to coordinate transportation options.

Mercury = young people, too, so I'm reading this as relating to shipping troops off to war, and to spies and theft of such info; smuggling may be somehow indicated as well so we may expect possible deceptions concerning troop-equipment-weapons numbers along with who-knows-what-else flowing through smuggling routes. And of course a Winter Solstice chart relates to many things on many levels simultaneously (besides war escalation) since Astrology always describes the multitude of complex layers of life on Earth.

My point is that in relation to Washington's war escalation, Mercury's Rx Station on or about Dec 26, its Direct Station @ 5Cap35 on or about Jan 15, 2010 (day of the next Solar Eclipse 12N @ 25Cap01, conj US Inaugural Midheavens - including Jan 20, 2009's - and a bunch of other powerful midpoints such as the imperialistic, plutocratic Pluto/Chiron 2009 - and conj the Mc of the 1973 natal chart of Aghanistan), plus, the day Mercury leaves its shadow period, on or about Feb 4/5, 2010 @ 21Cap45, will describe the stop-go process of troop transports to Afghanistan.

And perhaps it describes the stop-loss deployment of our overburdened, already-served-thanks soldiers who will be grossly and unfairly affected by Pres. Obama's dancing the war path dance which the Pentagon and other Jupiter/Neptune speculators love so well.

If you click to view the NWO chart above, look for the 22Sco+ degree of Mercury conj 8th cusp of the 2009 Winter Solstice chart shown above, and notice the degree of Saturn and 2nd cusp of Money and Values in 1993: conjunct Jup/Neptune's current 24AQ is the midpoint picture formed:

Jup/Nep = tr Saturn: possible self-delusion; pessimism; a breakdown of idealization; combining the real with the unreal in activities; feeling abandoned by one's luck; lack of self-confidence; experiencing the consequences issuing from false hopes; plans which come to nothing; disappointemnts; losses. (Tyl; Munkasey; Ebertin.)

This represents Jupiter-to-Saturn and Neptune-to-Saturn transits to the NWO natal chart, made stronger by the Jup/Nept conj:

Jup-to-Sat = getting rid of restrictions; burdens are partially eased; long-term efforts and hard work are rewarded; governement authorities find the status quo advantageous. (War!)

Nep-to-Sat: circumstances inspire new approaches to handling authority; traditions and structures previously adopted begin to disintegrate; ideals positively or negatively affect those in authority and government which impacts the lives of the masses.

'New approaches to handling authority' reminds me of Mr. Obama's taking his time, having ten meetings of his war council before announcing what must have been a foregone conclusion to enlarge the activities of the US war machine.

Synchronistically, the Oct 24, 1993 Uran/Nep conj (NWO natal chart) occurred near a US Moon Return, too - and under the harsh rays of a cruel Saturn-Pluto square as we now labor!

In summation: NWO plans require more war; America acts as the world's police force; President Obama follows the NWO script after deceitfully campaigning as a candidate intending US troop-withdrawal, not war escalation, as if he didn't know the score - and he wouldn't have been installed in the White House without the power elite's okay after making secret deals with the NWO devils of perpetual war and chaos.

The labels 'Democrat' or 'Republican' make no difference to the implementation of the NWO agenda except as a handy tool for keeping we-the-people divided and conquered. WE have the more potent power but rarely ever use it. We Must Unite!

Imo, the president put off announcing his war intentions as a political ploy in a transparent attempt at pacifying his pacifist supporters...Mr. Thoughtful.

So how are you liking the Obama presidency so far?


*Minerva's keyphrase: to be accomplished; in mundane charts I tend to relate Minerva to the Hegel Society's Journal, the Owl of Minerva. Here's a link to the homepage of their Journal.

**A few issues from the year 1993 may return to the surface of 2009/2010 esp with Mercury Rx/Direct Stations affecting the Winter Solstice 2009 North Node and passing over the 1993 Great Conjunction of Uranus/Neptune, a pair that Munkasey gives as:

subversion using a new method of acquiring information; movements which diminish the authority of a nation's leadership or police force (US? Afghanistan?); changes in political and social structures due to new ideals and dreams of the future; groups which form to exploit oil or chmical resources.

Master astrologer Marjorie Orr mentions major events of 1993 (Saturn/Pluto square; Uran/Nep conj) in her book The Astrological History of the World:

EU's single market debuts and 7 months later the Exchange Rate Mechanism almost collapses; disputes in Bosnia-Herzogovina; Yeltsin suspends the Russian parliament and declares a state of emergency when 'rebels' take over the parliament building (rebels fighting against the NWO?); Fermat's Last Theorem is solved at last - quelle relief! he posed it under the 17th century Uranus/Neptune conj (and history cyclically repeats); the first photos of individual atoms are published; Pres. Clinton bombs Baghdad, and Janet Reno forcefully 'overdoes it' at the Siege of Waco, Texas.

Ms. Orr's interpretation of the Uranus/Neptune combo: 'inspired changes and disruptive chaos simultaneously.'


Update 7:55 pm est: if you wish, read details of Winter Solstice 2009's Sun Cap-Moon AQ @ my WordPress blog.