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Showing posts with label Tea Party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tea Party. Show all posts

Oct 28, 2015

Charles Koch Whines About The Monster He Created - video

The 'Freedom Caucus' is the 'Koch Caucus'! - video (plus, Venus)

Here Thom Hartmann explains what the Koch brothers have against continuing the Import-Export Bank and speaks to the genesis of the Tea Party which has morphed into the "Freedom Cause" in Congress:

Tonight "Freedom Caucus" values will be promoted during another Republican Debate (CNBC 8:00 pm edt) in the form of Koch-funded candidates like Senator Marco Rubio who, in spite of the two exceptions to the rule, could just be the 'someone different' that the Venus Cycle predicts for the election of November 8, 2016, plus, he satisfies the implied Hidalgo flavor (a social climber) noted in the election horoscope.

Oct 22, 2015

Congressman Jim Jordan Accuses Hillary of Lying about Benghazi - clip

October 22, 2015 5:04 pm EDT: it isn't over yet but here are two video clips concerning today's Benghazi Committee 'hearing' for those with no time to watch it unfold. Yours truly watched for the first 5 hours until the 1 1/2 hour break at 1:19 pm edt. I'll pick it up again this evening:

Oct 9, 2015

Videos: Ted Cruz on John Boehner: "I'm Going to Tell You Why He Resigned' plus, Paul Ryan

In addition to "never trust a man who says, trust me" Mama always told me that those who are quick to call other people liars are usually deflecting attention from their own lies. His Republican colleagues can't stand him so if you can manage a brief diatribe devoid of common sense, here's the smarmy non-governing ham himself crowing away as if his narcissistic maneuvering against his fellow members, undermining of the institution of the US Congress, and disdain for American society will gain him the White House in 2016!

And now from November 2010, a refresher on Paul Ryan by one of the original corporate usurpers of the Tea Party, Dick Armey, discussing Rep. Ryan (R-WI and possibly the new Speaker of the House for 18 months if he decides over the weekend to risk his career and his sanity), plus, debt, Social Security, and Medicare:

Astrology: Can Astrology Describe Ted Cruz?, The Natal Chart of John Boehner, Brief Astro-Notes and "Fun Facts" on Rep. Jason Chaffetz, and Paul Ryan's Sun-Moon personality blend.

Sep 25, 2015

What Does Boehner's Resignation Mean For Republicans In Congress - video

Pour the tea! The job of herding Republican House cats is now open due to John Boehner's announcement today that he'll step down from the speaker's position at the end of October but I must confess to loathing the idea that Ted Cruz has gotten something he wanted. Maybe this is a result of the ongoing yet fading energies of the Cardinal Square between rebellious upstart Uranus and old school manipulator Pluto with its titanic clash of generations vibes:

Oct 9, 2013

Uh-oh! Jupiter Stations Retrograde on November 7, 2013

On October 7, 2013, Robert Reich published Their Real Goal: To Make Us All So Cynical About Government, We Give Up in which the professor explains much better than I can do what this blog has been primarily about these last 8 years. (SO'W turns 8 on October 17th!)

Guess I can hang up my blogging spurs, right? But then how will I deal with my frustration with Washington DC, my favorite city of residence even though I relocated to Georgia years ago? Yes, I still miss its green parks and streets of stately embassies though I can't say much for what 'they've' done with the place lately--that 'Shining City on a Hill'. And yes, I know I've usually added "built on a swamp" to the glowing description that Ronald Reagan used so effectively but the District of Columbia was built on a swamp as selected by George Washington, wasn't it? And since Astrology teaches that the End is in the Beginning, well then...?

Anyway, the ongoing government shutdown and looming default on our debts (if Tea Party congress members are allowed to keep showing their patooties) is on the minds of many Americans, on tongue's tip for all TV and other pundits, in the news, wafting through the airwaves, and meanwhile, Moneybags Jupiter the Banker in Moon-ruled Cancer will soon prepare for a Retrograde Station on November 7, 2013, a mere 4 days after the Solar Eclipse of November 3, 2013 at 11Sco15.

Today's Mercury @11Sco38 (thinking, communicating) conjoins what will be the November eclipse degree (11:15) and the position of austere conservative Saturn conjoined it in the Jupiter Direct Station chart of January 30, 2013 which denotes acceptance of responsibilities, or accountability if not. You'll note that several indicators of an improving economy have been apparent during 2013--until lately with shutdown-default fever hitting the overly excited Tea Party-Republican House. Now that Jupiter is about to Rx, money sources and investment may dry up or at least be stalled or delayed; this planetary about-face bodes ill for the staged "of course the US won't default" assurances being touted by many of the hostage takers on Capitol Hill (when there are cameras around.) Of course, a review of ideology may also be on Jupiter's menu which would perhaps be a good thing if it's hostage-takers doing the review of their success-at-any-cost tactics.

These upstarts (Uranus in Aries) seem to imagine that they'll have control of the situation once they put in motion their plan to undermine President Obama's agenda. How wrong they are for things will spiral and ripple out from their foolishness into what, after all, they may actually want--global meltdown, or at least circumstances where they can establish their Austerity Flag over our republic. Have Republicans accepted President Obama's victory in November 2012? Obviously not. And saying things over and over don't make them so.

Today, POTUS nominates Janet Yellen as head of the Fed and transit Jupiter will Station Rx @ 20Can30:39 on November 7, 2013 at 12:03:06 am est and in a horoscope set for the Capitol Building, falls into the 11th house of Groups, Associations, Hopes, and Wishes. This Rx period of The Banker may even affect Yellen's confirmation hearing in a negative way or simply indicate a nominee who's already been (Rx) working at the Fed.

Then, adding tension to the stalemates in Washington over budgets and fiscal responsibility, '20Can/Cap' are critical degrees, and since Jupiter increases or expands whatever he contacts, we may expect some of the themes of a certain Fixed Star @20Can to be potentially influential within current events...Castor: mental illness, sudden loss or fame, crippling of limbs (or of governmental branches?), murder. (A. Louis.)

Of course, a bright side may be the November 2013 Solar Eclipse itself with its Uranus-Neptune 'bright idea-break through-solutions' content along with the fact that as Jupiter seemingly moves backward through the Zodiac, Mr. Moneybags will again contact US natal Sun (13Can19) around January 20, 2014, then the Great Benefic will Station Direct @10Can26 on March 6, 2014. Direct Jupiter to US natal Sun (the leader) occurred during the last week of August 2013 and denotes a culmination of something begun 12 years prior (war?)--things must move to the next stage or level, or be discontinued. It also may bring recognition or some kind of honor or reward though ego inflation, over-promising, or over-expansion are possibilities.

As for the theatrical antics of the Teas and Republicans, perhaps you remember a discussion we had here some time ago concerning the Secondary Progressions of the Republican Party (July 6, 1854 5:00 pm LMT Jackson, MI) which, beginning in May 2010, showed a worrisome YOD pattern (crisis; turning point) formed between their SP 6th house Mercury @27Sco01 (conjunct Mr. Obama's natal MC) sextile SP 8th house Jupiter @28Cap01 (conjunct US natal Pluto). The sextile pointed toward the SP Ascendant, the Party itself, at '28Gemini', a degree of Bankruptcy in Sabian Symbols--and the GOP idea to bankrupt our nation was apparently sanctioned by the international banking syndicate (Pluto.) Plus, they had worked hard at it through the 8 years of Bush-Cheney!

So now we find that Republicans have arranged everything skillfully (Mercury-Jupiter = ASC) and because of this planetary condition in the Party's evolutionary progress, I expressed deep concern then since the above-mentioned plan to undermine the US government (and shrink it till it can be 'drowned in a bathtub'--presumably along with a majority of the American people) seemed to be trotting right along for them and now, in 2013, even the most apathetic among us can plainly see evidence of their plan of attack as Ted Cruz & pals jerk around the US Congress in order to paralyze governmental functions while shouting "bankruptcy!"

Sadly, the fact that the rest of the world thinks America has gone mad doesn't begin to describe the problems the corporate infestation of our capital is causing and will cause to us and to global markets. And the coup is happening right under our noses.

So I ask you: are We the People so paralyzed into stupidity that we will allow the few to ruin the many?

Also see: Boehner Wants America to File for Bankruptcy.

May 16, 2013

May 2013 Scandals Infuse Tea Party with new steam

Bubbling on the Hob: Reheat and Serve

by Jude Cowell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 10, 2012

New Moon 21Sag45 on Dec 13, 2012 @3:41 am EST

December 2012: Seeds in the Soil, Fire on The Hill?

by Jude Cowell

Around here a New Moon @21Sag45 which perfects on Wednesday December 13, 2012 at 3:41 am est spotlights new beginnings and a seeding of something that will culminate or fulfill its promise at the Full Moon of December 28, 2012--just around the time that the over-dramatizing politicians of Washington DC should be getting their 'fiscal cliff' act together. Plus, with the overly extended Bush tax cuts from 2001 set to expire at 12:00 am est on January 1, 2013, the clock, as they like to say, is tick-tocking while stock markets crouch in wait.

For as you must have heard, IMF chief Christine LaGarde has cautioned Washington politicians over the 'fiscal cliff' anxiety which global markets will react to negatively if our barely functioning functionaries continue their inaction and/or put overly austere measures in place.

So if our representatives in Washington get this wrong, we'll know precisely who on Capitol Hill wants the American people and the US economy to fall back into a recession.

Then may I suggest ahead of their perfidy that if Tea Party members of Congress must be tossed over a cliff in order to get anything fiscally constructive done before the end of 2012 and beyond, I'll gladly volunteer to help with the pooshing if you will, Dear Reader! And let's include a decided ixnay on the Republicans' threatened debt ceiling stalemate, too--especially since we've seen that particular politicized matinee performance in 2011 and it really stank up the place.

No, all their financial and other dramas don't make me feel that my government is broken. But it does make me feel that those Reconstructionists who treasonously interfere with the people's business and have no intention of actually governing because they have only partisan and/or utopian ideological goals in mind are not working for the common good of our nation and should leave town before the sheriff rides in.

Now if only a sheriff were coming!

Yet There Must Be a Happier Space...

Meanwhile, over at Celestial Space you'll find Depali Desai's analysis of this fabulous New Moon in Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius, fiery sign of The Seeker. Depali's lunar overview is perfect for those wishing to integrate the Jupiterian New Moon influence into their own lives by considering where 21Sag45 falls in the natal chart for that house (and its opposite) denotes an area of life now ripe for new beginnings!

Sep 16, 2012

Uranus-Pluto square ramps up w Occupy Wall Street abuses by cops

Riots, protests, and violence from Uranus-Pluto square energies are occurring worldwide, as astrologers expected, and no less so than in American cities such as New York where police officers are abusing power and injuring peaceful, inconvenient demonstrators on orders, no doubt, to protect the status quo of corporate interests.

We may never know if 'black shirts' are involved (political agents planted to trigger police brutality toward peaceful protesters and make a movement 'look bad') on this the First Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street (Sept 17, 2011) but depending on how neocon Romney operatives inspired by such characters as Karl Rove spin the current mayhem against Occupiers and President Obama's re-election campaign, it may eventually become transparent that someone is in Mitt's woodpile and trying to score points for his deservedly-desperate presidential aspirations.

Now I've never embedded a Tweeted photo before so I hope you can view the following *Occupy Congress image:

Astrologically, we may take the 2010 conjunction to the Aries Point (00Ari00, a World Point of Manifestation) by political revolutionary and rebel Uranus in Mars-ruled Aries as zealots and radical 'Utopians', as Reinhold Ebertin describes in his book The Combination of Stellar Influences. And, of course, Uranus remains in one sign of the Zodiac for approximately seven years. Perhaps you'll agree that this astro-description covers folks of the Tea Party Movement (co-opted by corporate interests such as the Koch Brothers--'blind zealots'), and simultaneously the Occupy Movement. One group wants genuine and beneficial change for society, and the other is faking it on that score and is determined to implement and shove dire conditions, austerity, misery, and an Ayn-Randesque "survival of the fittest" government that rides roughshod over the lives of all non-wealthy American people--particularly the weak, elderly, ill, and poor among us. And the austerity would affect rank and file Tea Party members, too--now won't they be surprised if their favorite radical Utopians get their sinister way?

So! November 6th soon cometh--which America do You prefer to live in?

*Interesting that tomorrow's first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street--September 17--is also the anniversary of the US Congress--September 17, 1787...creaking along with very poor aprroval ratings and under constant threat at 225 years old. And non-amusingly for those of us who prefer a sovereign, intact United States of America and working, honorable Congress, we can use the one-year-for-one-degree method for insight into the present condition of Congress: 225 years = 225 degrees = 7 signs (7 x 30) + 15 degrees = '15 Scorpio' (= year 2012) which in Sabian Symbols is quite descriptive of the negative, shadow side of how most of Congress behaves itself these days:

"Children Playing Around Five Mounds of Sand" (the wrong thing to build any House upon): "NAIVETE...neg: wholly purposeless ineptitude."

Plus, 15 Scorpio is the Eagle Point! Sounds more like the ethereal phoenix some have always claimed represents our nation rather than the Eagle. Guess the fire the ancient phoenix myth requires--so that a 'New Order' can spring from the Old--is part of the Republican Party's Austerity Plan for America a la the Romney-Ryan ticket. For after all, Pluto-Chiron's Statism + Corporatism = Fascism, said Mussolini.

But,'s painful to type it but President Obama is under the sway of Pluto-Chiron and its Plutocrat warmongers, too. Exs: 1. US Secondary Progressed Pluto-Chiron midpoint @8Pis18 = US SP Sun (the leader.) 2. US Inaugural 2009 Midheaven @26Cap10--the Goal of the US Presidency--was conjoined by the transiting Pluto-Chiron midpoint @25Cap48 at noon est on January 20, 2009 at the Capitol Building, which also highlights US natal Pluto 27Cap33 Rx opposite our spying, propandistic natal Mercury Rx at Inaugural IC 2009, aka, The Drain.

Now what are We the People willing to do about all the corruption? Support Occupy Congress and the occupation of the Wall Street lairs of Big Casino Gamblers whom We the People were forced by Congress to bail out after Bush's Big Heist???

('15Sco': The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones.)

Oct 3, 2011

Astro-Link Round-Up on Occupy Wall Street w a 'Ferdinand the Bull' video!

Uranus/Pluto Rages as Ferdinand Hearts Occupy Wall Street 10.03.11

Did you know that on The Mountain Astrologer website today, expert astrologer Mary Plumb has published a News and Astrology article round-up of links concerning the ongoing and spreading (!) protests in progress in Manhattan of the Occupy Wall Street movement where I'm proud to say that America's younger generations (who are suffering from the thieving of Wall Street top hats wearers and champagne goblet toasters) and are not afraid to tell the fancy swells about their--our--grievances!

Mary includes images of America's natal horoscope, US Solar Return 2011, and a sunrise (solar) nativity for Occupy Wall Street set for its beginning: September 17, 2011 6:38:03 am edt NY, NY, with transiting Mars, the activist/protester/instigator, opposing US natal
Pluto 27Cap33 Rx (in US natal 2nd house of Money and Earning Ability.)

This transit of opposition marks a period when hostile forces are encountered (protesters v banksters, and riot police v we-the-people) with powerful, card-holding Pluto insuring a mobilizing effect, and the Mars/Pluto combination of energies relating to zeal, massive amounts of energy, heavy-handed police or military actions, and potentially explosive conditions.

Yes, this is the very contest of wills which this transit warns us against yet that is precisely what is happening in NYC, plus, the protests are spreading like...a contagion of a more positive kind than Gwyneth Paltrow can muster onscreen.

The interference of protesting Mars with business-as-usual and the attempt of the street marchers to change the status quo are at the foundation of Occupy Wall Street's motivations and resulting events as many journalists and pundits echo an off-the-point Establishment cry of "But what do they want?" (duh!) and "They have no leader" and "there's no one-pointed goal," with Mars, ruler of Aries, the poster boy for me-first-ism and pioneerism...but The Angry One is in more than a passing snit over continued Wall Street fraud and outright corporate deception as our lives and futures are co-opted by conglomerates more powerful than in their initial heyday of the Robber Baron Era of the 1880s and 1890s.

With Mars opposite US natal Pluto in Saturn-ruled Capricorn (business, government, law--all of which institutions the protesters and marchers are riling up in an unusual fashion--Uranus square Pluto), the movement if imprinted by this opposition to the people's desires (Mars) and its heartfelt sentiments are palpable and arouse Wall Street's antagonism and deep sense of self-protection (Saturn = boundaries and rules; Cancer = the canny self-protection of The Crab who will move sideways, if necessary, to escape and avoid.)

Now regardless of pepper-spray-in-face Tony Baloney's overreaction, the NYC police force has pension worries of its own thanks to fraud and embezzlement by corporate and government types--wonder if they know they're on the wrong side? Actually, police and other city officials are on the proverbial horns of a dilemma for their paychecks must be signed to be deposited even as the Wall Street Bull snorts its disapproval of the grass roots goings-on.

My opinion is that an honest and direct approach may shine a favorable light upon those who are involved in the Occupy Wall Street protests and indeed this manner of doing things in a peaceful way is the only chance to gain an upper hand through taking the moral high ground.

Goodness knows, Wall Street CEOs and their agents, minions, and operatives haven't a clue how to proceed along such a decent path without being lead by their comfort-loving noses like Disney's Ferdinand the Bull smelling flowers...


My Q for you: Aren't you loving the old films and photos (and history info) in Ken Burns' Prohibition which began showing on PBS last evening, Sunday? It's a three-part series detaili,somehting which must come from within. Astonsishingly, a majority of Americans in those days drank day and night but most brew weren't as strong as they are today.

Wish I could tell Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, and any proto-fascists such as the corporate-backed Tea Party hierarchy crowd, and all Federalist Society disciples that their tiresome scapegoat tactic (it's them, not us) of 'projecting the shadow upon others; not being accountable or held accountable' has worn papery thin and we're fed up with wealthy, globally-inclined bankers and monarchists jerking our country around by her Aquarian nose. Even with transit Neptune, planet of loss, fraud, and delusion, still languishing near US natal Moon @ '28AQ' (we-the-people)--we are so over your sorry ways!

Now what a nasally post about the upturned snoots of Wall Street this turned out to be. Still, Mary Plumb's chart analyses are not-to-be-missed (thanks for the SO'W link, Mary!)

Plus, on a lighter note, I do hope you'll enjoy a little flowery Ferdinand just for old times' sake because...

2011 minus 1938 equals this Ferdinand cartoon is 73 years old! jc

Sep 29, 2011

Charles Koch to Economist Hayek: "Use Social Security"!

Well, the following article is so fascinating, its link just had to be posted here to read any time I start to forget what total hypocrites all anti-social-program conservatives are whether they call themselves Republican, Libertarian, Tea Party, or what-have-you--even *DINOs.

Letters have been outed from 1973 with Charles Koch (a Koch Industries brother and Tea Party backer) writing to famed laissez-faire economist Friedrich Hayek encouraging him to "use Social Security to support his medical needs. Hayek had taught in the US and paid into our SS system for ten years so Koch assured him he was entitled to what Koch and his ilk now like to call an "entitlement program."

You see, the professor had had some gall bladder surgery in Austria and feared "falling ill away from home" if he returned to the US to pontificate his economic theories.

But not to fear! For America's excellent Social Security insurance program came to Hayek's rescue!!

Personally, I think America's so-called "Ponzi scheme" should have been given a satin cape years ago. Besides--a Ponzi scheme isn't much of a Ponzi scheme unless and until it's stopped, at which time it collapses from its own weight--precisely the aim of the GOP and those such as the Koch Brothers who are determined that Wall Street get its greedy claws on the money while crashing our nation in the process.

And then, who can forget those halcyon days of 'President' George Bush schlepping round the country (on the tax payers' dime) peddling his disengenuous sales pitch about privatizing Social Security? Yet alas, his thin arguments didn't go over very well, did they? And though they've been fairly well shushed on the matter for now, GOP schemers continue to parrot the "SS is bankrupt" slogan whenever they feel so moved.

Now as you know, Dubya considers not privatizing the program that has made such a difference in millions of American lives (and in the lives of the odd foreigner, as we learn above) to be the "biggest failure" of his presidency--not invading the Holy Land, not bombing women and children, nor cynically sending US troops overseas to grab and guard US oil interests and fatten power elite portfolios--not even dooming America and the world to the misery of perpetual war--but to not handing SS monies on a golden platter to his Wall Street backers as the bankers who run the US government insisted.

So here's the Worst President in US History now, if you can stomach a re-listen of his attempt to sell us bank bailouts and TARP. But what he's actually doing is summing up the financials of his disastrous 8-year presidency::

Funny that the much-touted and obsessive conservative fear of "socialism" from the Obama administration ignores a key astrological factor concerning George Bush's natal chart which has always seemed very telling to me about Bush's hidden character--the Sabian Symbol (8 Leo) for his natal Ascendant (his nibs himself) is: "A Bolshevik Propagandist."

Or, as Dane Rudhyar gives the degree--and to me it seems to apply perfectly to Bush's 'Privatize SS You Suckers' Tour:

"A Communist Activist Spreading His Revolutionary Ideals"...

'Keynote: The emotional and ideological attempt to return to a state of non-differentiation and chaos as a prelude to a new type of order.'

(That would be Poppy Bush's 'New World Order' heralded by his Desert Storm invasion.)

Rudhyar expands on 8 Leo: "...ideally it could show how the vision of a cosmic order might heal the potential conflict between an obsolete Establishment and its youthful challengers. But reality today presents a more cruel picture of CATABOLIC ACTION.

...and one witnesses a struggle for personal and dictatorial power."

I'm not kidding--you can't make this stuff up!


*Democrats In Name Only, and close cousins of RINOs.

The first Symbol is from Marc Edmund Jones' The Sabian Symbols in Astrology; Rudhyar's book, An Astrological Mandala.

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.

Aug 17, 2011

Alexander Hamilton disses the Tea Party! And reviewing Inauguration 2009's midpoint pictures

Tea Party Approval Rate Trending Down with American Public

by Jude Cowell

Protest4Democracy quotes Alexander Hamilton on the sort of undermining of the US government which the Tea Partisans, theocrats (feelin' all righteously resurrected from their Ronald Reagan 'Religious Right' glory days), and other corporatist shills are espousing in 2011 into 2012.

So as Presidential Campaign 2012 heats up and the overblown rhetoric with it, I sincerely hope all US voters will be able to tell an patriot from a Utopian anarchist, a true Christian from a cold hearted not-my-brother's-keeper-er, a globalist from a real American.

Let's not toss such principles as separation of church and state, freedom to worship--or not--as we please, our national sovereignty, and compassion for our fellow Americans into the historical dustbin. Better to jettison the expectations of those who use political sloganism to steal a national helm which belongs to all of we-the-people, not just the chosen few who choose to tow the corporatist line for some promised reward they may or may not find at the end of a deluded Utopian, One World Government rainbow.

Besides, if corporate tax breaks, huge loopholes, and government subsidies were going to create jobs in America, they would have done so by now--and all through the l o n g eight years of the Bush-Cheney regime when the economy fell apart.

And I say all this even while knowing how the Horoscope of Inauguration 2009 showed the midpoint of the oppressive, disenfranchising, primally violent, racist, corporatist, fascist, communist pair of Pluto/Chiron sitting upon the Obama Inauguration's Midheaven, the Goal/Aspiration Point of the chart.

For 'company' at Inaugural 2009 MC as well is US natal Pluto in Capricorn, and a 10th house Jupiter 3AQ25 (money; banking; bankers)--which conjoins China's natal Moon, signifying the people who have many jobs while the American people seem to have fewer jobs each day. Jupiter's Bottomline Economics will be with us a long time, tinged with Saturnian austerity.

Disillusioned with President Obama?

Click for a write-out of the midpoint pictures which were in effect at noon edt in Washington DC on January 20, 2009. In my post from November 2009, I optimistically characterized the pre-inaugural midpoint pictures as being mostly positive yet upon review (Mercury Rx now!) this evening, some of them in particular don't seem nearly as full of optimism on behalf of the American people as you and I had hoped on that 'Game Changing Day'.

That is, you had hoped--unless you're a corporatist, sour grapes Republican, or a Tea Partisan--then you want to see Pres. Obama 'fail', right? No matter who gets taken down with him, it's okay by you because (you think that) all your ducks are in fancy rows and ready for the paradigm shift of a New World Order.

Of course, I cannot yet rule out the possibility that the 'see Obama fail' political script is just another cynical planned-at-the-top ruse to hide a deeper agenda while keeping we-the-people divided against one another--and thereby conquered!

Anyway, read the midpoint pictures for yourself. Looking back during a Mercury retrograde phase is often profitable and it may serve to take you down memory lane to that bitter cold day in Washington DC which now seems so long ago...


The plutocratic duo Pluto/Chiron's favorite equation? Corporatism + Statism = Fascism

America is ruled by corporations who, it has come to light, actually write the bills for Congress to sponsor and push giving the term 'Corporate America' a deeper level of meaning.

In case you haven't, you may wish to check out Move To Amend and get involved! For if you're American, this is your country, too.

Oh, and speaking of corporations, the ground underneath the Fukushima nuclear core reactors has begun to crack. Things are seriously out of control in Japan, the MSM is blacking out the truth, and the world can 'thank' the nuclear industry and their transnational backers for the disaster.

Read more or watch broadcast videos by Thom Hartmann who covers the real news such as Japan's ongoing 'China Syndrome' situation.

Aug 14, 2011

Moon-Tracking Pres Obama's Bus Tour Aug 15-17, 2011

Moon-Tracking the President's 'Blame Congress Bus Tour' Aug 15-17, 2011

by Jude Cowell

President Obama's *Blame Congress Bus Tour begins tomorrow August 15, 2011 as the president escapes the District in which he has been held captive for most of the last month with lawmakers blaming one another for the debt stalemate, a political theater performance that led directly to the US credit rating downgrade by Standard & Poor's.

As S&P said in their report, AAA-rated nations don't throw around the word "default." So thanks, Tea Party and GOP! Did you get 98% of what you wanted? As usual, the power elite take 98% and leave American workers a measly 2%.

One assumes the presidential bus will not have First Dog Bo lashed to its top a la Mitt Romney's poor pooch.

Yes, jobs creation is the president's topic as the bus, if not the buck, stops in small Midwestern towns in Mr. Obama's attempt to re-connect with the American people, many of whom will have plenty of time to show up and hear him speak because they are jobless. Yet if good ideas for creating US jobs come from the people, will he use them? His lowered approval rating indicates a need for big ideas that actually improve conditions for US workers so he'd be wise to take their advice since his own advisers seem to be adding precious little on the topic.

Being Followed by a Moon Shadow?

Now as you know, in Mundane Astrology, the Moon signifies the people, the public, the populace, and publicity, and the Sun, the leader; Leo is the sign of those with natural leadership abilities, and President Obama was born with his Sun in Leo.

And since we have a definite period of time and an event (bus tour, president-to-people, Aug 15-17), let's peek at the mood (Moon) of the people in relation to the Sun (leader), shall we? Naturally, the relational Sun-Moon combination will apply with the Sun ranging from 22Leo20 (conjunct Venus 22:03 signifying harmony and the ideal, popularity, rich feelings--which he may have but most of us don't--and the potential for acting for the sake of appearances with little intrinsic value (Ebertin.)

Also let me say that I will complete/update yesterday's post on the November 25, 2011 Solar Eclipse with the 'sinister' flavor which was interrupted by a thunderstorm Saturday--to be published by Monday evening while the president is tooling down the road. But for today's post, this Moon-tracking the bus tour is too fun to ignore! And perhaps it will garner a smidgen of bus tour info.

Now I am using Monday 8:00 am edt, Washington DC as the ETD and Wednesday 8:00 pm edt as trip's end because I don't know precisely when his bus will leave or return to Washington DC, but we have to choose a time frame. And given the few bus trips I've ever taken in my life, I attest that anyone would be glad to leave their seats by 8:00 pm after a 3-days ride! Funny, but the longest one I've ever taken was from Georgia to Washington DC...many moons ago. 'Twas a nightmare I shall never repeat!

Tour's Start August 15, 2011 appr 8:00 am edt White House

Since the Moon remains in a sign for approximately 2 1/2 days, the 3-day tour shows Luna beginning in Pisces and ending on the evening of August 17 in Mars-ruled Aries. Uranus begins @ 4Ari03 and retrogrades to 3Ari59 by tour's end. Uranus in Aries = Utopians (Ebertin) so the Moon will conjoin disruptive, quirky, politically minded Uranians during the trip so we may expect some combination of excitability, emotional tension, determination, and expressions of fear and anxiety to manifest--toward, or even from, the president.

Sun Leo/Moon Pisces: with a Pisces Moon indicating confusion, deception, and Mutable (unstable) conditions--but also compassion and sympathy, the Leo-Pisces blend of energies gives the tour a steamy FIRE-WATER start that indicates modesty yet pride, warm friendliness, and an idealistic, enthusiastic flavor. Yet steam can sterilize--or it can scald!

This is a showy, dramatic combo (necessary for speeches in the limelight) and it is impressionable and easily moved by suffering. Uncertainty is there, yes, but there is a strong need to be useful and creative in a practical way. 'Dignified and hopeful' describe this charismatic energy--courageous in the face of difficulties--and it cannot feign what it really feels. Look for some serious emoting to occur with practical suggestions that we may hope the president will be able to implement in spite of his spiteful enemies.

"Image for Integration: The Wizard of Oz gives the Lion a heart and he becomes King of Oz."

The poetic Sun Leo/Moon blend is shared natally by poet Hugh MacDiarmid who wrote:

"Then I thought of the whole world. Who cares for its travail and seeks to encompass it in like loving kindness and peace?"

Yes! Who? Yet we are reminded that in 2008, a majority of Americans voted for peace and prosperity but we've gotten war and the austerity its high expenditures bring. An applying inconjunct between the Pisces Moon (11:50) and Saturn 12Lib33 in the 2nd house of Money, Earnings, and Values show a huge need for adjustments--inconjunct--between the US government and lawmakers (Saturn, which approaches our Saturn Return on August 28, 2011, 14Lib48) and we-the-people, signified here by the sign Pisces from the victim-savior axis of Virgo/Pisces.

The tour begins with Sun and Venus conjoining the natal Leonine Saturn (responsibility; accountability; austerity; restriction; contraction; loss) of the US Congress--and as stated above, I too blame Congress fro blocking progress that could aid the American people. The president (Sun) will shine a spotlight upon Congress's actions and intractability, and its responsibility (Saturn) for current economic conditions though he certainly must share part of the blame (war; appearing weak against the GOP, not fighting for the people's needs, caving in to Tea Party demands, etc.)

Tour's End August 17, 2011 appr 8:00 pm edt White House

Sun Leo/Moon Aries is a feistier FIRE-FIRE blend with more oomph to its Aries energy than with Moon in watery Pisces. Plus, as mentioned, Luna will be conjoining and sailing past quirky Uranus Rx. Will President Obama engage with a few fanatic Utopians and activists along the way? It seems so.

Leo-Aries is a self-confident, intuitive blend with an abundance of ideas which will apparently be expressed to the president. Idealistic with a social conscience, it does has a 'hero-worship' tendency--but perhaps this is just what the president needs about now to get his mojo back! Will austere Tea Partyism be criticized by the bus tour's Midwestern audiences?

To my way of thinking (America is Not broke--that's just crazy talk!), it's what the corporate-backed Tea Partisans in Congress deserve if only for using the word 'Default' in July and August as if the full faith and credit of the United States is their political plaything. (Feel free to disagree!)

Leo-Aries shows the culmination of the bus tour as being, among other things, an exercise in risk-taking for the president. This blend wants to improve things! Plus, creative enterprises that love applause is one of the ways to sum things up but by tour's end, though feelings of exhaustion will be evident (as per my personal 'bus ride to DC' comments above) so Mr. Obama may collapse like a rag doll once back with his family. He'll, of course, bounce back by Thursday and with some new idea arrows tucked inside his jobs creation quiver, and one hopes he can and will use them.

(Here's one: raising US tariffs is a good place to start.)

There is a tendency with Leo-Aries, however, to talk too much and listen very little to others which is the opposite of the stated mission of this tour. Overestimating one's abilities may be a problem as well though we must remember that the president's 2008 campaign slogan was, Yes We Can, not Yes I Can.

The Leo-Aries blend indicates a noble endeavor so with the American people's continued support for our president, we may be on to some improvements here...especially if Mr. Obama's political enemies--so fanatically determined at any cost to win back the White House and Senate--will move their self-serving, fanatical arses out of our progressive way.


Sources: Sun Sign-Moon Sign by Charles & Suzi Harvey, The Combination of Stellar Influences, Reinhold Ebertin, and my own noodle. Feel free to use info from this post--or any of my articles, if you wish--but fairly attribute quotes and copy/pastes to Stars Over Washington please.

*A "Blame Congress Bus Tour" is what I'm calling it for now. I have no idea if anyone else is, but sassily, I can't resist! Especially since I personally blame a sorry, misguided US Congress for so many of the negative things our nation is experiencing. jc

Aug 6, 2011

US downgrade to AA+, GOP progressed chart tells of Bankruptcy

Astrology of a Downgrade with YOD Emphasis on Crisis

by Jude Cowell

In her insightful Weekend Forecast for August 5, 6, and 7, Julie Demboski notes a Moon/Jupiter opposition on August 5, 2011 and wonders, "Will it be a face-off with society?"

Well yes, it was, good call! Announced on Friday afternoon, NY's Standard and Poor's agency downgraded the US credit rating to AA+, the first downgrade in US history (click for full S&P report.)

A political call? Well,'protracted partisan squabbling over the debt limit' is cited:

NPR BREAKING NEWS: S&P Downgrades U.S. Credit Rating S&P downgraded the U.S. credit rating for the first time in history on Friday. The rating was lowered by one notch to AA+ from AAA due to political risks and a rising debt burden.

More at NPR.

It's unclear what the downgrade may lead to for our borrowing and interest rates and such, but see the horoscope below for a huge hint of its potential outcome--look for your personal loan costs to go up. The G-7 is meeting, ostensibly to 'head off' market turmoil next week but theirs may be wasted effort. Of course, I was one astrologer--and former resident of DC--who said after Mr. Obama won the presidency: no one in Washington will cooperate with him if he works on behalf of the people. But sometimes you just want to be wrong.

Interestingly, economist Robert Reich takes a different view of S&P's actions on Friday and I heartily agree with the Professor who lays a good part of the blame on S&P malfeasance leading up to 2008.

Damn the Torpedoes!

So, my fellow Americans: are you making plans now to vote GOP in 2012? No? Then I must agree with you on your decision since I fault the Republican Party's success-at-any-cost tactics of ensuring President Obama's failure no matter what it does to the nation, the US economy, or to the American people's finances and prospects.

Plus, moral bankruptcy of the Republican Party may also be implied in the progressed chart but that's a post for another day--and you don't need Astrology to tell you that, do you?

Word is, S&P had been warning politicians of a downgrade for six months--basically for all of 2011 as the debt limit/default debate got underway and Republicans/Tea Partisans and their billionaire masters mounted what they think is their winning hand for taking over the White House on January 21, 2013 (Jan 20th will be a Sunday this time which results in quite a different Inauguration Horoscope 2013 than it would for Jan 20.)

Meanwhile, at the White House

Now the US Treasury Department went over the documents that S&P sent over on Friday afternoon and swears there's been a $2 trillion "mathematical mistake" but we'll have to see how the dispute plays out. My suspicion is that S&P will stand firm on the downgrade though why anyone should trust a US rating agency at all is a mystery to me after their mushy culpability leading up to Financial Collapse 2008. (Of course, 2008 was a manufactured criminal endeavor of which 2011's political Debt Ceiling/Default Theater is a part---we're dealing with brigands and thieves on all sides here.)

And as previously noted on this blog, the current karmic Solar Eclipse of July 1, 2011 @ 9Can12 falls snugly between US natal Sun and Jupiter heralding trouble for leadership (Sun) and financial matters (Jupiter); the effects of the Cancer eclipse will be ongoing at least until the next Solar Eclipse of November 25, 2011 @ '2Sag', though it is not a very positive portent either, sad to say.

Karma Note: as a Saturnian astrologer I don't 'do' past lives at all so when I refer to 'karmic' I mean the natural law of the Universe that everyone--and every nation--must reap what is sown. As we know, debt, despair, loss, corruption, and fraud are what the American government has sown. And we-the-people are the ones tasked with picking the spoiled fruit thereof, never the rich who set up the fraud and benefited beyond all reason. But spiritually speaking, not to fret for this is only a temporary advantage for the deluded miscreants and criminals, both high and low!

Republican Party Progressions July 29, 2011: Sec YOD = "Bankruptcy"

On the afternoon of July 29, during the height of the political impasse in Washington, I became curious about the Secondary Progressions of the Republican Party and here the 'crisis' I found:

A YOD pattern is a 'Finger of God' configuration with 'special task or purpose; crossroads/turning point/crisis' implications. In the Sabian Symbols, '28 Gemini' = BANKRUPTCY which you see here on the Ascendant, the WHAT? Point of any chart.

An 8th H Sec Jupiter 28Cap16 conjoins US natal Pluto, and Sec Mercury 28Sco27 conjoins US Inaugural Moon of January 20, 2009. This Sec Mercury also conjoins President Obama's natal Midheaven (MC = Aspirations; Career; Public Standing), and the R Party's natal 12th house Moon (see below for Rs' natal chart details.)

S&P is "making a political statement" and says "there's no political appetite for raising revenue" as reported by NPR (click article link, above, or the S&P link.) Now this kind of spins my noggin around since the S&P 'voice' is issuing from NYC where Wall Street operates its giant casino--wha-a-a? The big dog$ want tax revenues to increase to ease our debt crisis? Tax the rich, can we? Well, if the GOP would swallow the expiring of Bush tax cuts, if big corporations paid their fair share in taxes and created jobs in the US again, then most if not all of our revenue troubles would be disappear. Loving America, I'd be game for that. Are you, dear reader?

There is a midpoint picture formed by the YOD:

Mercury/Jupiter = ASC: an ability to arrange things skillfully; organizing talent; successful meetings and teamwork; discussions about how to communicate; a repression of opinions. (Ebertin; Munkasey.) Sounds like Mercury/Jupiter's grand schemes/plans and political strategy sessions to me--with US Bankruptcy on tap.

In Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets, Michael Munkasey lists the Politics and Business potentials for the Mercury/Jupiter combo of energies:

Thesis: plans for expansion and growth (of GOP influence, anyway--jc); discussion of business or legal affairs, and religious or philosophical ideals. (Ye olde 'America as Utopia' plan from centuries ago rears its ugly idealistic head again: Uranus now in Aries = Utopians--jc.)

Antithesis: a budget strained by too much expansion or inflation (ya think? jc); legal decisions that affect commerce or transportation; religion censures scholarship; religious leaders with desires to assume political power.

(Here I should add the usual "any, all, or none may apply" but I won't because they all seem to describe our situation, imho, though of course you may disagree.)

In transits for July 29, 2011 there was another YOD within the environment between plutocratic Pluto/Chiron (in sextile--60 degrees) pointing toward the Sun 6Leo12 (@ noon) which also happens to conjoin US natal North Node (NN = destiny; future direction.) Now I do tend to use the Pluto/Chiron duo in mundane horoscopes to keep tabs on global-transnational corporations since the pair indicates: corporatism, capitalism, fascism, racism, (and other -isms), disenfranchisement, primal violence, and oppression in general.

Another transit that applies to our debt-default-downgrade tale is Jupiter in Taurus (see chart) which lies between the GOP Sec Uranus/Pluto midpoint. This will continue for quite some time since Jupiter will perform a retrograde station, eventually move forward again, and thus remain within the purview of the Rs' Uranus/Pluto midpoint...the combo of Uranus/Pluto = revolution, upheavals that change government, disruption of processes (yep!), movements intent on forcing changes, and sudden new criminal acts' (Munkasey.) Here's the picture--all may apply:

Sec Uranus/Pluto = tr Jupiter: added insights into legal and political processes are used for expressing ideas about reform and change; excessively strong feelings about imposing major changes into many paths of life; immense success (congratulations on our downgrade--jc); pursuit of religious or philosophical objectives; striving for social improvements (which are apparently in the eye of the anti-Obama beholder--jc.)

Of course, Uranus and Pluto now square one another by transit in active, initiating Cardinal signs, a cyclical period issuing from their Great Conjunction/s of the mid-1960s with similar uprisings/protests/strikes/rebellion/Civil Rights matters returning for societal resolution, if possible. These intense planets come closest to an exact square (partile) on August 8, 2011--the very Monday they're concerned about Asian markets' reactions to the the US downgrade. Mars continues his out-of-bounds activities--not playing ball with the other planets (actors) and cantankerous in Moon-ruled Cancer, as always. Click link to view the chart set for DC.

Calling All Mavericks and Sacred Warriors!

Around the GOP's Sec 8th cusp of Debt, Credit, Insurance, Corporations, Big Business, Legacies, Transformation, the Occult, and Death, is a trio of interest: Jupiter, as noted in the YOD, wounding/wounded Chiron 19Cap31 with Hermes (a trickster element with alchemical talents and an Egyptian tinge), and activist Mars 15Cap46, all focused, efficient, and exalted in Capricorn, sign of Government, Law, and Business.

The Mars/Chiron pair is the 'sacred warrior' archetype, an ego inflation you might have to have in order to crash the American economy for what you believe to be a 'higher cause' this case, a New World Order where those select few at the top 'lord it over' the rest of us.

Jupiter/Chiron intensifies the warrior mentality with strong convictions (Jupiter) which they feel great compulsion to communicate to everyone; their inner world is numinous to a point of denying outer realities--but is the US credit downgrade a wake-up call for the GOP-TP? Their abundant arrogance and know-it-all attitude makes this doubtful--in similar fashion to how they deny that their violent rhetoric inspires freaky shooters to take action based on how they perceive the GOP's stated ideals.

Basically, Jupiter conjunct Chiron is "a maverick with a superiority complex who listens very little to others." (Clow) A tendency to project negative traits upon others which denies them in oneself is prevalent with this conjunction and is a typical political maneuver.

Now a word about the degrees around which the Mars/Chiron pair is snugged and the 8th cusp degree: '18 Capricorn' is the telling degree of the New World Order for its where Uranus and Neptune met in 1993 at their last Great Conjunction/s...

" '18Cap' = "The Union Jack Flag Flies from a British Destroyer"...POLITICAL POWER, its values and its dangers...

Keynote: The protection afforded to individuals and groups by powerful institutions in charge of maintaining order.
Alas, this power can easily be misused under the pretext of preserving 'law and order'."(Rudhyar.)

Marc Edmund Jones adds:

"positive expression: the self's ever-widening spread of interest in its insatiable desire to leave some permanent imprint of itself on everything it touches;

negative (unconscious/shadow side--jc): smug or strong-armed paternalism."

Now if the US credit downgrade of August 5, 2011 amounts to big trouble for America and the American people, I know that the Republican and Tea Parties will attempt to paint its taint upon the presidency of Barack Obama--and to some degree this may be deserved.

But this dissenting DAR American hereby gives notice with this post showing the progressed horoscope of the GOP and its 'Bankruptcy' implication that I, for one, will always primarily fault Republican leadership (plus, any Dem enablers and the Tea Partisans) for what has transpired as they do their darnedest to collapse the economy of the United States of America and (they hope) blame Pres. Obama for it because they and their corporate NWO masters believe they can rebuild upon ruins a global model of a Utopian society of chaos and total control.

As if that could be an improvement!


Some Notes on the Republican Party Natal Chart

Please click image to enlarge the chart above because a few details not mentioned in this text are shown; progressed chart is based on natal horoscope with Republican natal data from historical record: July 6, 1854 5:00 pm LMT Jackson, MI--I'm not certain but I believe it was the excellent John Townley who informed me of '5:00 pm' as the hour their platform was adopted and the Rs created a political party; GOP natal Sun 14Can27 conjoins SIRIUS and US natal Sun (perhaps why they think only they should control the White House?), and Moon 27Sco50 conjoins their Sec Mercury mentioned above.

Power-mad Pluto 3Tau36 ('4Tau' = "A Rainbow's Pot of Gold") is unaspected in 5th house so Mr. Underworld manipulates from an ivory tower somewhere; there are no planetary patterns, but two natal midpoint pictures:

Sun/Neptune = Uranus 15Tau18 (the stubborn Oxen Point): sudden upsets or spasms; emotional crisis; mourning; visualization and dreaming about Astrology (!); adjustment of old dreams to fit newly developing situations; upsets caused by ignoring reality while dreaming; indifference toward others while inwardly escaping (to Bohemian Grove for an annual romp? jc.)

Saturn/NN = Venus 5Gem13: a lack of adaptability.

Rushing Back to Washington!

The R Party's 8th H Mercury 10Leo05 was eclipsed by the August 1, 2008
Beijing Solar Eclipse
(chart shown) which occurred during China's Olympic Games (remember their massive earthquake?) and was a harbinger of the staged financial crisis in the US when John McCain (whose natal Mercury was eclipsed as well) rushed back to 'rescue the economy' after dramatically 'suspending' his presidential campaign. Also eclipsed was George W. Bush's natal Mercury, and that of the NYSE, too--by the 10 South--'breaking out of a very negative situation where no options can be seen; worries suddenly clear; the solution is shown by the Cosmos (bwo their use of Astrology? jc) and must be taken up without delay.' (Paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology.)

The August 2008 eclipse manifested near Mr. Obama's natal Sun as well with a two-degree orb.

Of note is China's involvement in 2008 and their remarks now on the US being "addicted to debt"--then why did they make it possible? Any ulterior motives toward a NWO, China?

Apparently, undermining the Democratic presidency of Barack Obama is the best the GOP could come up with in 2008 for they saw the writing on the political wall after eight economically disastrous years of warhawk Republicans, Bush and Cheney. But nothing they do against Pres. Obama--and by extension, us--can hide their financial culpability from me for collapse and bankruptcy are their desperate plan. Funny, isn't it, that Bankrupting America is the stated objective for the attacks of 9/11, as stated by Osama bin Laden...and 9/11's Moon @ '28Gem' = "Bankruptcy", as noted many times previously on this blog and elsewhere.

Well, there's a lot more to say about the Astrology of the Republican Party, natal and progressed. But this is all I can take of the sorry varmints at the moment so I'll be moseying along with a hope of not thinking about them the rest of the weekend, if I can possibly manage it.

Even so, your on-topic comments and insights are always much appreciated! jc


For further reading and videos of broadcasts, why not try a progressive with good ideas for what to do: Thom Hartmann?

Aug 2, 2011

Uranus in Aries! US infested by 'Coercive Utopians'

Such a definition have I found for you!

Check out Coercive Utopians and see if the listed traits remind you of any of the current denizens of Washington DC who star in the ongoing "R v D"/"con v lib" and 'default' dramas they keep us divided and conquered by.

You may also wish to scan through a just-published post--Time for Civil Disobedience in America?--where I fuss and grumble quite loudly over transiting Uranus in Aries, designated as "Utopians" in Reinhold Ebertin's The Combination of Stellar Influences.

Any type of contact between Mars (Aries) and Uranus may be radical, explosive, violent, or simply motivated by malcontent, of course.

So the current expressions shown in the US of radical behavior (described by the sign Uranus is in--here, Mars-ruled Aries) by a minority of activists which (since Tea Partisans entered Congress) has set up potentials for 1. government shut-down, and 2. financial default and credit rating downgrades for the US which the manufactured 'debt-deal/default crisis' conjured for public consumption, is the reason I stick with this blog's original description from when I set up Stars Over Washington in October 2005:

"Astrological comments on America, on Washington DC, and on the politicians who infest them."

That's politicians of all parties and factions--along with their enabling, collusive, and bossy corporate partners and banksters in crime. You know who--like the Koch Brothers who bankroll the Tea Party and the money-printing, privately owned 'Federal' Reserve Bank whose stockholders and board members lists--including any and all monarchists, Rockefellers, and Rothschilds--should have been fully revealed to the American people decades ago.

Highly Recommended Reading: mundane astrologer Theodore White's latest comprehensive Global Astrology view and analyses of current events (including all the news article links you might wish); plus, economist Robert Reich writes on how President Obama's hands are tied by the 'debt deal' as he turns his belated attention to jobs creation.

Guess Mr. Obama can do this after signing the 'debt-deal' bill today because the GOP is done working him over for now--or are they?

Even so, why not take a brief scroll down the sidebar to the Search Bar and type away for a list of all my posts on such topics as the Tea Party, US economy, Rs v Ds, and any other subject which may interest you. After all, SO'W passed its 5,000-labels-only limit ages ago and is nearing close to 3,000 published posts! jc

Jun 16, 2011

Michele Bachmann: Sun in Aries but is Moon in Aquarius?

So do you think Michelle Bachmann is nutty or not?

Here's her Wiki bio page with particulars, if you care to know more about this Republican representative from Minnesota who took national office in the House on January 3, 2007.

Let's take a quick peek at her natal planets to see if any weird vibes are involved before she wins the presidency of the United States (just kidding!) Yet she was born with contacts to America's natal horoscope, contacts which have in the past been good for presidential candidates' victories: the degree area 23 - 29 Leo/Aquarius which 'connects' to America's July 4, 1776 Moon (we-the-people.)

Now Bachmann's natal Moon, especially if in Aquarius, opposes her Jupiter Rx--Pluto Rx conjunction in showy Leo which then points to relationship issues and emotions as recurring themes in her life.

If their orb is close enough, the trio create an interesting midpoint picture which seems apt...

Jupiter/Pluto = Moon: an ability to influence the masses or the public through an appeal to the emotions; a desire to bring about social change or improvements; a good psychologist.

Born in Waterloo, Iowa on April 6, 1956, Michele Bachmann has Sun in Aries, Moon in Aquarius (unless born between 10:38 pm and midnight, that is.) Chances are - and her detached manner indicates - that her personality blend is a Fire-Air Sun Aries-Moon Aquarius rather than having the dreamier, sensitive Pisces Moon.

Actually, the Images for Integration for each combo may give us clues so we may as well check them now:

Sun Ari-Moon AQ: "A gallant crusader turns his sword into a computer chip and broadcasts New Age philosophy...A militant feminist joins a non-sectarian commune."

Sun Ari-Moon Pisces: "A world champion boxer and an artist in Greenwich Village meet, fall in love, marry and struggle happily ever after."

(Sun Sign-Moon Sign , Charles and Suzi Harvey.)

Well, she does seem 'militant' and the first with its 'New Age' reference (a shout-out to the New World Order, one-world-government crowd of chaos-creators) sounds more correct to me yet you may disagree and prefer the more romantic Pisces Moon. But odds are, Bachmann's natal Moon is in airy, mental Aquarius unless she was born late at night - and public figures are more often born earlier.

A weakness of the Sun Ari-Moon AQ blend is a selfish altruism which sacrifices others for a social vision which is one thing I would call the NWO-Bilderberg-Illuminati agenda that dissolves US sovereignty, our educational system, the financial sector, our social safety net, and anything else you can name that holds the citizens of the United States together, however loosely.

Note that the 'sacrifice' is visited upon others as with GOP 'austerity cuts' against those of us who can least afford them...a sly form of population control with the rich ruling class grabbing even more of the loot than they've already purloined.

Strengths of the Ari-AQ blend include: idealism, the 'gift of gab', enthusiasm, a wide-ranging intellect (one apparently more curious than Sarah Palin's), and natural charisma.

Well, I do hope this isn't a Meet Your Next President post! She's recently toned down some of her wilder rhetoric but a 'mild mask' will be hard for her to sustain for long.

Tremendous Drive Within a T-Square, or: Rants and Raves

Rep. Bachmann was born under the difficult rays of a T-Square that was in force for the 24 hours of April 6, 1956, and it includes a 'nutty', erratic, or 'out-there' quality inherently found within a Mars/Uranus opposition.

Her Mars is in Capricorn (focused, efficient use of energy), sign of Government, Law, and Business; Uranus is in Moon-ruled Cancer (which would support an Aquarian Moon.) Mars and Uranus both conjoin and oppose US natal Pluto 27Cap33 Rx giving an explosive yet exciting, radical, zealous tone for her within the US power structure:

Self-willed Mars/Uranus = veiling Neptune 29Lib Rx: cunning and deceit; a low and mean way of acting; a person with bad intentions; a fit of rage or fury; raving madness.

Note: as a dissenting American, I remain unimpressed with Rs and Ds though Dems often give more lip service to populist, common good causes. I only typed out what Reinhold Ebertin wrote about the above midpoint combination. As stated in SO'W's sidebar, America is my only nag in the race even as politicians on both sides of the alleged aisle work together to dismantle and collapse our nation in order to complete the installation of a totalitarian regime focused demonically on world domination, a hopeless cause.

That said, let's close for now with the Pre-Natal Eclipse of Rep. Bachmann, the 12 North Series into which she was born. A Solar Eclipse manifested in this Series in January 2010 and I confess I'm not familiar enough with her congressional career to tell if its flavor affected her public life in 2010. So from Brady's Predictive Astrology, I shall simply paraphrase its meaning and let you be the decider:

12N: 'opportunities to accept greater responsibilities arrive suddenly; new commitments are likely due to another person's being unable to carry on; events may be difficult but the eventual outcome brings good self-esteem and harmony.'

My guess is that this relates to her association with the Tea Party, or to a space opening up on a congressional committee. Got any ideas? For your political and/or astrological comments on-topic are very much appreciated!

Jan 24, 2011

Chomsky: Peak Oil, Climate Change, Tea Partisans (video)

For rational, realistic perspectives on Global Warming (aka, Climate Change) and Peak Oil, try this 20 minute 4 second video first broadcast on January 3, 2011 by The Nation magazine. For me, it's a birthday present I'm just now receiving! A Solar Eclipse for a birthday gift was nice, too. So far.

Anyway, Noam Chomsky, Greg Palast, and others offer reasoned views on the important matters at hand - which are closer than they appear in the rear view mirror. You know - the problems the public sector continually diverts the private public's attention from and toward a brighter if frothy spotlight. Closer investigation can mean accountability for perpetrators being levied and of course they do not want that.

When slick legal eagles inserted into settlements the paying out while "not admitting guilt" clause into our legal process of crime and punishment, they let the crooks off the hooks while a big, fat, PR campaign was mounted and designed to ensure that criminals survive to make money another day. Racketeering. Gangsterism...nothing is too low to go if it nets fortunes.

Real World Busy Around My Mars Return (now)

Yet obviously, my traditional rule must still apply: wherever Washington politicians say to, Look! always look in an opposite direction to see what they're really concentrating their devious energies upon. And reveal it if you know it.

Free Bradley Manning

Astrology describes, "The desire to harm or damage others without their being aware of it" which is a base instinct running rampant across the globe, expressing loudly in all populations. It's a spirit, the devouring spirit, like a wolf lying in wait for the unwary. And the wolf's allegiance is his own. No compassion for humankind there...


Blogging transmission nearing end...if you haven't, please watch the video presentation above. When Saturn conjoined US natal Neptune recently, it gave we-the-people the authority to ask those in control the proper, to-the-point questions, and not just the diverting ones meant to lead public opinion astray to tastier matters. In Business and Politics, question "reframing" is a biggie these days as they attempt to keep certain topics out of their public appearances and thus out of public consciousness - from photo op and presser to official interview.

Propaganda notwithstanding, it behooves us all to consider Peak Oil and Climate Change issues now for Gaia is fading fast. Gardens For Our Children? Protect Mode required to maintain civilization though some changes will be unavoidable. Adaptability is invaluable.

Here's the Raw Story from whence I originally found the above video though you may have seen it elsewhere.

Politics Ugly

Professor Chomsky mentions some interesting things about the Republican Party and the Tea Partisans who won Congress in Nov 2010, a maverick bunch of out-of-towners who'll find DC morphing them into hideous shapes well before institutionalized capitalism + statism = fascism is polished into our Founders' Ideal (Uranus in Gemini) by little erstwhile them.

Yes, Astrology and Alchemy work simultaneously in both directions but my money is on the heavy-as*ed party leadership in DC, that which bows to the global elite's over-arching agenda.

Those vipers we nurture too well.

Inspires me to take another look at America's Scorpio rising chart which is good for high finance concerns, spying agencies, other underworld considerations, and the handed-down-through-the-generations Scorpio the Eagle (Altair) visions enjoyed and acted upon by the high fliers of Washington DC. Quite the actor, President Barack Obama's natal Neptune 8Sco+ conjoins the US Scorpio Ascendant.

In spite of the universal karmic principle of reaping what was sown and all common sense, should America let the eagle and the drone soar some more?