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Showing posts with label US Mercury/Pluto opposition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label US Mercury/Pluto opposition. Show all posts

Jan 5, 2014

Mercury-Pluto! NSA's YouTube video "Most Hated" of 2013

The US government often uses the lame excuse of "unintended consequences" for its actions but it turns out that the phenomenon can work against them, too. The following interview, uploaded months ago in an ill-fated attempt by the NSA to 'clear its reputation', has backfired on the nosy agency and garnered it a Most Hated Video of 2013 label. Watch or re-watch it in all its shabby lameness if you can:

Yes, we see on display with the NSA that old Mercury-Pluto opposition in America's natal horoscope as it creeps and peeps about. Mercury = sight and communications; Pluto = the master spy with the Invisible Cloak. Plus, Dane Rudhyar gives the Sabian Symbol for US natal Mercury @25Cancer as, "A Will-Full Man Is Overshadowed By a Descent of Superior Power"; Keynote: The response of spiritual forces to the integration of personality through positive will-full endeavors."

This symbol mentions a man who uses "positive imagination to face life's problems" and "to him comes a pentecostal descent of power. He receives the 'mantle of power', the grace (baraka in Sufi philosophy) or the Providential assistance which can make him a true leader in his culture." The symbol speaks of "inner strength and uncommon ENDOWMENT." (An Astrological Mandala, Dane Rudhyar.)

And, no kidding--the text actually says, baraka. The 'Obama' we can supply for ourselves and the 'mantle of power' comes with the territory.

From March 2013, also see: Scientists Come a Step Closer to 'Invisibility Cloak'.

Jul 9, 2013

The People's Voice: David Icke's new TV station (video)

Though I haven't always agreed with David Icke on certain topics, his new 24-hour TV station The People's Voice sounds promising for bypassing the propaganda we hear from mainstream media:

But I suspect America's natal Mercury (sight)/Pluto (surveillance) opposition (which can be seen illustrated by the 'all-seeing eye' in the floating capstone over the pyramid of power on the Great Seal and on back of the dollar bill) won't appreciate such revealing broadcasts one little bit.

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!

Jan 29, 2013

Are social networking sites CIA fronts? (video) w Mercury-Pluto

The 'Social' Duping of America

by Jude Cowell

Though I gave up Facebook years ago (but do realize that FB is like sticky flypaper stuck to my cyber shoe), it seems more difficult to give up using Twitter. Plus, I have several blogs on Google's Blogger and a Gmail account so...

No doubt about it! The energies of America's natal *Mercury-Pluto opposition have been actively developed for spying on US citizens since the beginning and indicates a total obsession with doing so. And with FB and other social networking sites, the CIA has our full cooperation as we identify our own friends and acquaintances to whatever security forces are looking in, no matter their true motivations.

Suggested: a few notes on Benjamin Franklin, America's first postmaster (spymaster.)

Blog Note: out of pure cussedness, this post will not be tweeted by yours truly! Not that it will make any difference.

*Mercury = senses including sight, information, details, tricksters, etc; Pluto = spies and spymasters, intelligence agencies, invisibility, the power elite, the secret hand, betrayers, assassins, rapists, tunnels, underground bunkers, the Pope, the Underworld, the Syndicate, etc.

A variety of videos on many topics await you at Forbidden Knowledge TV.

Apr 20, 2012

NSA whistleblower speaks out on Democracy Now!

Wha-a-a-a? Would the NSA Lie to American Citizens? by Jude Cowell

On Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman interviews NSA whistleblower William Binney who says that the NSA has already collected trillions of emails and other communications of US citizens. And that's not all he says. (Click for video and text.)

Now this is the sort of thing we discussed a couple of days ago as described by the Mars/Pluto combination of forceful, corrupt, deceptive energies and the situation echoes America's natal Mercury/Pluto opposition with its spying and surveiling tendencies--and shown by the All-Seeing Eye at the top of the pyramid capstone pictured on the US Dollar Bill and elsewhere. Peep-eye, y'all!

One thing about it--this plutonian obsession of the US government for spying on all our communications, library records, credit card bills, medical records, etc, makes this particular US citizen feel more ravished and invaded than "protected" from "evil doers"--our constitutional Right to Privacy notwithstanding, it seems.

And I suppose they think they 'own' everyone's DNA now, too.

Apr 8, 2012

America's Sun/Pluto obsession? EM Radiation/Smart Grid/Spying (video)

Loving that wireless connection? So am I yet its spying capacity and the electromagnetic radiation we receive will up the incidents of cancer and other diseases, reports Mike Day in this video:

Now when it comes to America's natal horoscope of July 4, 1776, our government's tendency toward strong-arm control, and spying on US citizens, I usually reserve my astro-complaints for our nation's Mercury/Pluto opposition with its state-of-crisis, problem-solving, fear-of-credibility-challenges themes. Spies (Mercury) control (Pluto) data from regions unknown and of course, Mercury's connection to air travel implicates spy satellites as well. Plus, Pluto's 'invisible helmet' and its link with psychology, coping mechanisms, insights, secrets, and subversion cannot be dismissed for those who appreciate astrological and mythological translations of real-world topics.

US Sun/Pluto

Yet perhaps America's natal Sun (leadership) in self-protective Cancer and natal Pluto (wealthy power-behind-the-throne controllers) in Saturn-ruled Capricorn--across the Can-Cap Security axis--should be mentioned for anyone wishing to view the above video since US natal Sun/Pluto are in quindecile aspect (165 degrees), an obsessive-compulsive relationship between the president and unnamed plutocrats (and spying agencies) which indicates drive and determination toward dealing or coping with the manipulation concerns of both Sun and Pluto.

See if you think their obsessions relate to the concept of spying and collecting data on all Americans, the guilty and the innocent, in direct opposition to the tenets embedded within the US Constitution; the added involvement of US natal Mercury fills out the picture even more and, imho, continues to describe the upper levels of the American ruling class as their net of control tightens circa 2012:

Sun (ego recognition) QD Pluto (empowerment or disempowerment through perspectives) = uses intense drive to gain power and control; focuses on prominence and success; ruthless, manipulative, intimidating; transforms perspectives by purging old concepts; may possess strength of character (or plays one on TV--jc); self-evaluation and therapy are beneficial (if only! Of course the evaluation is aimed at the lives and data that should belong to innocent citizens, not at an overreaching, privacy-disrespecting government. jc)

With natal Mercury (at '25Cancer' = "A Man Wrapped in an Invisible Mantle of Power"--ya think? jc): driven by schemes and ideas to gain advantages over others; can effectively communicate powerful perspectives; utilizes mental and verbal manipulation to get ahead (exs: propaganda; political echo chambers; corporate hacks that call themselves 'journalists'; TV's 'talking heads' and 'pundits' parroting the party line and/or scripts of special interest groups, ALEC-driven legislation, etc--jc.)

(The Quindecile, Ricki Reeves.)

Okay, that's my fuss for today. We still have the best nation in the world, don't we? But it takes the consent of the governed for things to work out well. Let's close with three quotes from one of our early Illuminized Masonic presidents for I still have trouble believing Thomas Jefferson was completely clued in on what the future would hold for America as engineered by reason-worshippers who wish a 'return to Utopia' and a chaotic nation without any civil institutions at all--you know, like those Social Darwinians and other radicals now attempting to defund education, environmental protections, civil servant pay, and any other common good service or program that keeps America leaning forward and that We the People need in order to simply survive:

"It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate; to surmount every difficulty by resolution and contrivance."

"This I hope will be the age of experiments in government, and that their basis will be founded on principles of honesty, not of mere force."

(Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Adams, 1796)

"Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on them (public offices), a rottenness begins in his conduct."

(Jefferson in a 1799 letter to Tench Coxe)

Dec 16, 2011

Big Brother loves America's sneaky Mercury/Pluto duo

US Mercury/Pluto, Eyes in the Sky, & Codes of Thomas Jefferson

by Jude Cowell

These days it's easy to find mentions of America's dynamic natal Mercury/Pluto opposition (July 4, 1776) wherever you go (iPhone/iPad tracking; GPS) or whatever you read (emails/online articles/feeds) so I'm passing on to you a link to Wendy McElroy's article which strikes just such a Big Brother, Mercury/Pluto tone so familiar to life in America.

Thomas Jefferson: Crypto-Rebel? covers current conditions along with a brief consideration of America's original postal service and the government's reading of colonial mail.

Well, the 'Seer of Monticello'--Thomas Jefferson--is known, among other titles, as the Father of American Cryptography thanks to his lifelong interest in codes and ciphers. In fact, a Rosicrucian decoder was found amongst his effects after his demise--there was a Rosicrucian colony around Philadelphia in those days. (Founding Fathers, Secret Societies, Robert Hieronymous with Laura Cortner.)

Also mentioned in the article are the legal changes made during the Bill Clinton administration which had the May 6, 1999 court decision that 'restriction of encryption' violated the First Amendment (because it does) reversed before 1999 ended. Obviously, this end-run around our right to privacy and the First Amendment was very important to the Clintonite globalists--for then-present and all future use.

As you know, techno-backdoors are extremely useful for any sort of spying!

Then on September 30, 1999, in a blow against the First Amendment, the Clinton Gang somehow 'convinced' the court (9th Circuit Court of Appeals) to reverse the decision thus weakening a citizen's right and ability to protect himself or herself from unlawful intrusion by the US government with its longstanding Mercury/Pluto spying tendencies.

Here are some basic expression potentials of the two planets and I'm certain you can think of more:

Mercury (communications; information; thinking processes; physical senses and nerves; reporting, writing, speaking; planning; research; trading; selling; serving, etc) Rx and in Cancer opposite our powerful Capricornian Pluto (The Underworld; Criminals; Psychology and Propaganda; secrets; dangerous information; spies, surveillance and its agencies; security activities; nuclear energy and weapons; waste disposal; manipulation, control, fear; mining industry; extreme wealth; plutocrats/oligarchs; The Pope; assassins and saboteurs; the Pentagon; karmic retribution; toxins; depth and transformation.)

America's natal Mercury is in Moon-ruled Cancer (sign of the home-lover) giving us as a people intuitive capabilities, and deep interests in family matters; Pluto is ruled by structural, status quo, restricting Saturn which shows our national obsession with struggling for recognition, power, wealth, and independence--and our fascination with dangerous adventures, detective or spy intrigues, sex, and how to avoid death (our youth culture or cult.)

Mercury/Pluto in opposition is a cosmic prescription for anxiety and denotes behind-the-scenes control of what we see, hear, read, and think (mind control, one of Dr. Pluto's favorite hobbies, along with eugenics, genetic manipulation, and cloning); bossy, nosy Big Brother really moved in on us to stay during the 1930s around the time that Pluto was discovered on February 18, 1930, and in the years leading up to the 1930s including the research and practices of Drs. Freud and Jung during their heydays.

Astrodatabank has an image with details of the horoscope for Pluto's Discovery @ 17Can45 Rx, Flagstaff, Arizona, if you're interested. Pluto's Heliocentric North Node is around 20Can nowadays but was closer to discovery degree in 1930.

Now let's close with a little spying on the conditions of Pluto's discovery on Feb 18, 1930--its Sun AQ/Moon Scorpio (co-ruled by Pluto!), a misty, ethereal. 'up in the air' (or space!) Air-Water blend of energies:

Sun AQ/Moon Sco keen insights, powerful intellect, ambition, and dogmatism describes this combo that can 'blow hot and cold' in the emotional department of life while freedom from excessive self-interest should be the higher aim; haughtiness and cold detachment may be evident--and our solar system's little 'dwarf planet' Pluto is so far away in cold space.

Along with egotism, prejudice, an 'exacting eye' (in the sky?), and ruthlessness, there are leanings toward investigation, research, and reform. The Sun AQ/Moon Sco blend is shared natally by Jules Verne, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Zsa Zsa Gabor, James Dean, Guy Fawkes, Princess Caroline of Monaco, and Henry Brook Adams who famously defined Politics for us long ago, a caricature which we see playing out every day on Capitol Hill with its political intrigue and theater performances:

"Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organisation of hatreds."

Now you can call Mr. Adams, descendant of that Adams family, an anti-Semite all you wish since many have before you, but he did manage to squoosh the essence of the basic character and motivation of Politics into one neat sentence.

If only every political thespian now infesting Washington DC and working hard to undermine our national systems, structures, traditions, and Constitution could be as brief, succinct, and truthful concerning the true nature of Politics as Henry B.


1999 was the year of the Great Conjunction of Pluto and Chiron, the plutocracy duo of Corporatism, oppression, disenfranchisement, and primal violence; their conjunction harkened us onward toward the New Millennium, but also denoted such things as the media-dubbed Battle in Seattle against the WTO, that hot bed of globalist corporate bigwigs and their willing, paid-off shills, pawns, and militarized police agents--and the instigator of many of the world's unemployment shortages in 2011 into 2012.

For further reading try Uranus Direct Station Dec 10, 2011 if you wish (horoscope shown set for Washington DC as most often occurs around SO'W.)

Oct 26, 2011

Mercury-Pluto! US Patriot Act 10th Anniversary 10.26.11

Today is the 10th anniversary of Bush's draconian US 'Patriot' Act which President Obama extended by remote control from France in late May 2011 as a previous post details--with US natal Pluto rising. Other astrological implications are included.

Yes, America's rising Pluto (planet of Invisible Helmets, sabotage, subversive power, and assassinations) at the Patriot Act's May 2011 extension puts our natal Mercury/Pluto opposition (July 4, 1776) into sharp relief with its surveillance, propaganda, and intell activities now ramped up by technological advances which aid the US government in data collecting as it ignores with impunity our right to privacy and fails to protect us from unreasonable searches and seizures.

Sneak and Peek!

For a symbolic representation of the US Mercury/Pluto opposition we have only to look at our paper currency (shown here) and the Pyramid of Power with the capstone and Eye of Surveillance (some say, Horus, or Providence) upon it, a direct reference to the infiltrating Illuminati agents who deeply influenced the founding of this nation and loaned the founders Illuminati symbols to place upon America's Great Seal.

(Note: Mercury = sight, Pluto = power!)

So no Happy Birthday Wishes to the Patriot Act from me today. For though I suppose its provisions help law enforcement track criminals, its eagle-eyed perusals of Aunt Granny Fanny's emails to dear Cousin Myrtle are way-y-y over the privacy line--and such an abundance of info collection wastes time, storage space, and mucho tax dollars.

Plus, it gives criminals, foreign and domestic, even more of our personal info to hack and steal. Thanks for that, Washington.

Well, I guess you can tell from the image above: Somebody's Watching You!

For further reading if you're interested:

All-seeing Eye: The History of Video Surveillance.

The History of the Illuminati in America (note the sour quote by Clinton Roosevelt, an ancestor of FDR.)

How well can spy satellites see details?

Oct 15, 2011

10.15.11 Occupy Wall Street Call to Action! Times Square NYC 5:00 pm edt

OWS Oct 15, 2011: "A Youth Holding a Lighted Candle"

by Jude Cowell

Call To Action! October 15, 2011: Occupy Wall Street and a Global Day of Action for the 99%! Congregate in Times Square NYC @ 5:00 pm edt.

Occupy protests of solidarity are now sweeping across the face of Planet Earth--Hurrah!!!

New York City 10.15.11 @ 5:00 pm edt sees the ongoing Jupiter/Neptune midpoint (the speculators, wastrels, and grand schemers pair) still being triggered by political activist Uranus in action-oriented, Mars-ruled Aries which gives an apt picture of events for those with Astrology principles in mind.

This is the 'imagination v reality/sudden recognition of a difficult situation' picture as Mayor Bloomberg grapples, and the mainstream media continues their mock-puzzled commentary on what is truly a grass roots movement by 99% of The People who are fed up with global elite criminality and corruption.

Still Rx in Taurus, Jupiter (Mr. Moneybags) and Venus in Scorpio have moved beyond their opposition of yesterday with its extravagant/wasteful/social climber vibes and 'moderation is needed' caution.

Perhaps of more concern is today's applying opposition between Jupiter and changeable Mercury, planet of youth, communication, oration, trade, commerce--and of course, youth make up most of the numbers of Occupy demonstrators though not exclusively. Mercury opposing Jupiter can make mountains out of molehills (but perhaps that's for corporate-shilling reports to do), and signifies those focused with fanatical zeal upon their goals (which the media says they don't have!)

Mercury oppo Jupiter also indicates a need for balance and moderation in one's plans and speech--and there's Jupiter in Taurus parallel fixed star Ras Alhague: 'a desire to create balance or healing'. The applying trine between Jupiter and wealthy dragon Pluto 5Cap06 continues as well with the Jupiter/Pluto pair potentially signifying: plutocrats, those who exploit others, squanderers, speculators, law and economics professors--and leaders of uprisings!

October 15, 2011 begins with Moon in late Taurus, Sun in Libra, and ends with Moon in Gemini (6:51) with Luna crossing into Gemini at 10:14 am edt conjunct fixed star Alcyone (beware: Alcyone = 'something to cry about'...tear gas? More pepper spray?)

Occupy Wall Street's Call to Action starts during an Hour of the Sun with the sensitive Sun/Neptune midpoint at Midheaven (The Goal; Aspirations; Public Status) so we have a picture of impressionability, mental and emotional stress (graduating with excessive student loans and no job prospects can do that to ya as well as losing your home and/or job with a family to feed), and a negative outlook. Of course, it's possible the negativity is on the side of our now-naked emperor banking class all duded up in their imaginary threads of integrity and superiority.

Either way, the presence of Sun/Neptune shows tendencies toward exploitation, deception, chaotic conditions, and/or scandals though inspiration may be present, too.

At 5:00 pm edt, 21Pis24 rises, making the speculator pair, Jupiter and Neptune, the chart-ruler and co-ruler. Jupiter's applying aspects are its trine with Pluto (1A56) and an opposition to Mercury (3A13) as mentioned above; Neptune makes only one applying aspect, a trine with the Sun in Libra, an extremely creative indicator showing that events should work out quite well today.

UPDATE 7:30 pm: turns out I was overly optimistic with that last statement: the NYPD is surrounding the protesters this evening with huge nets to round them up like sardines so the trine of the Moon--the people--with Neptune emphasizes Neptunian nets as NYC attempts to dissolve (Neptune) the protests. :(

Now back to our Jupiter/Neptune...

(You'll remember that 2009, President Obama's first year in office, saw a three-fer of Jupiter and Neptune conjunctions which all fell upon US natal Moon ('27AQ' = We-The-People) and I blogged its 'reality v imagination/becoming involved in speculation/instability and wastefulness' connections until my typing finger fell off because that and other cosmic factors detailed an undermining of whatever Mr. Obama purported to do to improve the economy and the lot of the American people.

Of course, I use Jupiter in mundane charts as the representative for the Republican Party and everyone has seen how GOP obstructionism has gummed up the works--not that I fully embrace the president's "the GOP won't let me" excuse for the sorry lack of helpful actions coming out of Washington DC. As I've blogged for years here and elsewhere, the ruling class has set itself against The People, and yes, this is Pluto/Chiron-inspired class warfare of oppression, exploitation, and disenfranchisement perpetrated by an ivory-towered Oligarchy.)

Mundane Moon = We-The-People

Another factor of note is that President Obama's natal Moon 3Gem21 returns to natal degree at less than one minute before 5:00 pm edt today when the rally begins! ('4Gem' = "Holly and Mistletoe Bring Christmas Spirit to a Home".)

In keeping with the critical events of this day--and with Mr. Obama's Lunar Return for I suspect he's feeling pressured from all sides, both youthful Mercury and powerful Pluto--the Moon in Gemini (sign of youth as noted) is apex in a YOD pattern involving today's Mercury/Pluto sextile thus creating a midpoint picture of emotional communication power, adaptability in thinking and speaking, and/or an obsessive need for more power and control (surveillance? agent provocateurs in the crowd?)

As you know, a YOD (Finger of God pattern) indicates crisis, a crossroads or turning point (as Occupy Wall Street becomes global?), and/or a special task. Adjustments must be made with two quincunxes (150 degr; aka, inconjuncts) involved.

And Mercury/Pluto, the propaganda/surveillance pair which oppose one another in America's natal horoscope, denotes potentials in Politics and Business for:

high security and intell activities (I'll wager all demonstrators are being thoroughly 'checked out' by The Establishment); political talk that offers abrupt changes (for the better would be good); communications satellites (spies in the sky) and contacts with intell agencies; toxic gases (and pepper sprays); business or transportation secrets; breakdowns in road networks (traffic jams?); self-destructive impulses in business (crony capitalism, for one.) (Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets, Munkasey.)

An apex Moon in a YOD pattern indicates emotional trauma and vulnerability spilling over from the past yet if this energy is well-managed (as I expect of Occupiers it will be) it can provide a great ability for making destined changes, a reorganization of the emotional nature, and a strengthened inner foundation which attends to the interests of The Weaker as it clarifies and directly expresses personal needs. (Dynamics of Aspect Analysis, Bil Tierney.)

The YOD's apex Moon reminds me of the 'human microphone' and the Assemblies the Occupiers use to communicate and to make group decisions.

Today's Sabian Symbol for youthful Mercury ('4Sco') is "A Youth Holding a Lighted Candle" = THE POWER OF SYMBOLS (Rudhyar.)

Jupiter Rx in Taurus (Shadow Side: Intolerance and Greed)

Another factor today involving growth-oriented Jupiter is an obsessive-compulsive quindecile (165 degrees) between The Jolly One (well, he's usually jolly but these days he's a bit under siege, as he deserves) which shows those who are driven toward fame, recognition, and/or success; also evident is opinionation, judgmentalism, and egocentricity. This expansive Sun/Jup aspect has an "I am the greatest" connotation with a king/queen complex in tow. (The Quindecile, Ricki Reeves.)

'The greatest'? 'King/Queen'?

One thinks easily of politicians and other egotists accustomed to being in charge. What they're decidely not accustomed to is having We-The-People continuously raining on their one-world-government, New World Order, totalitarian parade.

So I say, Rain On, Occupy Wall Streeters...Rain On!


Weekend coverage of the Call to Action rallies is provided by the excellent real journalists at Democracy Now!

Midpoint pictures: Tyl; Ebertin; Munkasey; any, all, or none may apply.

UPDATE 9 am: brief notes on today's Sun-Moon blends are now available on my Jude's Threshold blog, if you're interested. jc

May 22, 2011

A Goldman-Sachs natal chart, Scott Walker, and Financial Astrology

While preparing next week's article concerning the horoscope of the July 1, 2011 Solar Eclipse 9Can12 (it's a biggie falling amongst US natal planets in Cancer and spotlights an Earth Grand Cross which includes transit Pluto opposing said Cancerian planets), I feel that a heads-up is in order for those who may wish astrological information on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his 'naked power grab' (HuffPo article link included), plus, a view of the IPO (initial public offering) chart for Goldman-Sachs (May 4, 1999) created by Financial Astrology expert Kaye Shinker of Astrological Investing.

Interestingly, the Goldman-Sachs natal chart has 25Can13 rising which conjoins US natal Mercury Rx which places US natal Pluto Rx in Capricorn in the House of Partnerships (7th H) - this highlights our nation's Mercury/Pluto opposition, an indicator of arrogance when challenged for the US government, and for GS.

Check out Scott Walker and Goldman-Sachs at Political Astrology 2010~2012 for the lowdown.

Jan 2, 2011

WikiLeaks and Winter Solstice 2010's Mercury Return Jan 9, 2011

With the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act now signed by President Obama (while still vacationing in Hawaii), the 112th Congress scheduled to open January 5, 2011 at noon est, and myself just returned from a holiday family spree (if you can call the Atlanta area a 'spree' zone), Stars Over Washington's Julian Assange/treason poll is now closed.

Out of a total of 131 responders, 77% (101) voted, "No! He's doing the world a favor" to the question of whether Mr. Assange (who, though not an American citizen, has greatly embarrassed the US government) should be tried for treason.

1% (14) answered a moderate "Possibly, depending" while another 1% replied, "Absolutely!"

What might this unofficial poll attest to, if anything? Possibilities include:

That folks who read this sort of populist blog prefer that the US government follow its own laws (and not rewrite them for special occasions or in an attempt to save face), get over thinking it can lord it over anyone anywhere, and busy itself learning how to successfully keep official secrets closer to Big Brother's chest than heretofore.

Now if you, dear reader, are one of the 77% who voted No! to a treason prosecution yet don't agree with my personal assessment of the situation, please leave a comment here, if you wish to weigh in.

Oh, and I can think of at least one more very good reason - as taught by history - for the US government not to prosecute the message bearer who dares reveal the truth:

"First they came..." for him - then they came for you and me...


Now for the title of this post: the Mercury Return 25Sag25 to the Winter Solstice 2010 chart of December 21 which occurs on January 9, 2011 at 1:33:17 am est in Washington DC. This reflects a part of Mercury the Messenger's retrograde period which began on Dec 10, 2010 @ 5Cap+ with the speedy one's Direct Station on Dec 30, 2010 @ 19Sag35.

As far as conjunctions or oppositions to Julian Assange's natal chart (July 3, 1971 Townsville, AU 4:57 pm AEST), the Winter Solstice 2010's Mercury Return falls in his natal 2nd house opposite n Venus 25Gem25 (dualistic and sometimes duplicitous Gemini, sign of communications, and The Good News.) Yet the house position may be only speculative, based on whether his birth hour is accurate; it apparently has been snagged from his official birth records. (Kudos to whoever snagged it!)

Another possible link is to Assange's natal Moon/NN midpoint which will be conjoined by Mercury 25Sag25 on Jan 9, 2011, and in Politics and Business, the publicity-infused Moon/NN combo relates to: trade, ports of entry, roadways, canals, transit systems, etc. Also to: common people involved in the conduct of foreign trade, public opinion about foreign trade, agricultural failures, or blockages at ports of entry. (Munkasey.)

Here is the midpoint picture formed by tr Mercury to Assange's natal Moon/NN on or around Jan 9, 2011; any, all, or none may apply:

n Moon/NN = tr Mercury: adapting to events and communicating effectively; education opens opportunities; emotional group discussions; an association of convenience; contacts with females; immune system (as in 'cyber-security? jc); a critical attitude toward associations; building cooperation. (Munkasey; Ebertin; Tyl.)

2010's Winter Solstice chart itself must be considered for understanding any effect its Mercury Return may have collectively, such as what houses are ruled by Mercury (3rd h, and 12th h of Politics); aspects to Mercury are important as well.

Winter Solstice December 21, 2010's Mercury

Mercury applies in its Rx condition to a square with the Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Pisces. Merc SQs Jupiter (0A05, a very tight orb) while separating from its SQ with Uranus (1S22); the Messenger also moves away from conjunction with the Sun 00Cap00, both in 6th house of Work, Health, Service (Armed Forces) - the President has signed the 9/11 Health and Compensation bill, as noted above, and leaks have concerned the US military services and the US State Department of, diplomats. Mercury = the signing and the bill itself.

Merc SQ Jupiter shows discrepancies between beliefs and the truth with impulsivity in judgments which are based on insufficient information; accepting responsibility for one's actions is difficult; the phrase 'pathological liar' is a potential.

Merc SQ Uranus indicates an eccentric thinker whose opinions tend to be at odds with society's prevailing beliefs. Most people find this 'rebel with a cause' obnoxious or overly belligerent. Impatience may cause 'facts' or 'truths' to be manufactured.

(This may apply, of course, to WikiLeaks or to the US government - or both.)

Now you've probably noticed that Mercury 25Sag15 inconjuncts US natal Mercury, an aspect of great strain, for watery Cancer and fiery Sagittarius have little natural sympathy for one another. The inconjunct (or, quincunx; 150 degr) suggests the dynamics of Mars which brings in the god of war's typical aggression, aggravations, and threats and yet compromise is the only solution. (This aspects relates to Congress as well, but here I'm looking at Jan 9, 2011's Mercury Return mainly in relation to the Assange/WikiLeaks imbroglio.)

One aspect of note is the interesting inconjunct between Mercury in the Winter Solstice 2010 chart and the chart's Ascendant 24Can21 (the position of US natal Mercury Rx 24:12) with Mercury inconj ASC indicating evaluations and conclusions about others which are correct but make them feel uncomfortable and embarrassed.

Well, yes. We know.

Merc inconj ASC may also describe someone who is a "Jack of All Trades" with Mercury associated with trade and commerce, as noted above. A bit of a roustabout, perhaps? This Mercury is very much aware of the power of money, and may long nostalgically for simpler times.

Mercury Return to the Winter Solstice 2010 chart: Jan 9, 2011

In Jan 9's Mercury Return chart set for DC, there is a politically prominent trio: Mercury 25Sag25 in 2nd house of Values and Valuations, North Node 2Cap38, (3rd cusp = 2Cap41), and Pluto 5Cap38 in 3rd house of Communications. Pluto conjoins the degree of Mercury's Rx Station of Dec 10, 2010, a time when hidden meanings are revealed.

As you know, the Mercury/Pluto duo relates to propaganda, persuasion, deep thoughts, business secrets (ex: B of A), spies, surveillance and Intel agencies, communications satellites, and the drug trade; the two planets oppose one another across the Can/Cap axis in America's natal chart with Mercury Rx @ the "A Leader of Men Wrapped in an Invisible Mantle of Power" degree (the meaning of which then relates, of course, to powerfully wealthy, often invisible Pluto, the Spy, Saboteur, Assassin, and/or Underworld Criminal Network - and to the Bosses thereof.)

Mercury/Pluto = NN: contacts with those who help you obtain information or news(!); a desire for intellectual domination, or, to be a spokesman; contacts with powerful criminal elements; being recognized for one's persuasion or communication skills.

Now this particular phase of 'Mercury action' @ 25SAg25 actually began prior to the Winter Solstice of Dec 21, 2010: Nov 26, 2010, Dec 21, 2010 (Rx), and next on January 9, 2011. Given Mr. Assange's clear connection to mercurial functions, it may be interesting to note any further developments in the legal standing of the WikiLeaks' now-secluded founder who must try his best not to be extradited to face charges in the USA.

Dec 10, 2010

12.10.10: Mercury Rx station and Julian Assange's Sun/Uranus square

Earthwalk Astrology's Robert Blaschke has written an insightful article on the current Mercury retrograde cycle which begins today @ 5Cap56 (*opposite US natal Jupiter), Mercury's important Inferior Conjunction Cycle (with the Sun), America's natal horoscope, Julian Assange's natal horoscope (using noon July 3, 1971, yet Assange's birth time has recently surfaced as 2:05, 2:06, or 2:08 pm giving him a Scorpio Ascendant), and the chart of WikiLeaks' release of diplomatic cables (Nov 28, 2010.) The article has much to recommend itself.

Mr. Blaschke points out that the Continental Congress created the Department of Foreign Affairs on January 10, 1781 with Mercury, planet of documents, @ '28Sag', the degree of Mercury's Inferior Conjunction with the Sun during the evening of Dec 19, 2010. The last time such a Sun/Mercury conjunction occurred @ '28Sag' was on Dec 21, 1931, the day that TIME Magazine placed the ugly snoot of Adolf Hitler on its cover and featured articles on the rise of Nazism in Europe.

On this blog, I have mentioned in Comments underneath posts concerning the natal chart of Julian Assange that his Sun/Uranus square is prominent; this aspect of blockage and frustration between ego (Sun) and behavior (Uranus) denotes one who is willful, self-dramatizing, and eccentric and is prone to unwise behavior. There is pride and a dislike for routine; plus, a desire for freedom (Uranus) at all costs may cause good advice to be ignored.

Unprincipled behavior cannot be ruled out where a Sun/Uranus square exists; this is the aspect of an 'upstart' and 'troublemaker' whose arrogance won't allow him to follow the rules (above the rules?), and he is at odds with anyone who challenges him. Politics and government service are areas of interest and a strong desire for power may be noted. There is, of course, great leadership ability: ardent followers need apply and must submit to his form of tyranny. This trait in particular may be part of the 'Cyber Nazism' label for WikiLeaks which Mr. Blaschke cites in his article.

Also you may wish to take note of the article's information concerning America's Secondary Progressed Sun/Uranus square (Pisces-Gemini) for it heralds an unpredictable 2-year period of upheaval and rebellion in the US - and resonates with Julian Assange's natal Sun/Uranus square, with WikiLeaks acting as a "thorn in the side of the US government and US corporations between now and the fall of 2012." (Blaschke.)

How well the chaos-creators deserve a thorn! For it's 'unprincipled behavior' on the part of the US government and corporations, too.

So when we progress the US 'Sibly' chart (July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA) to this moment (12.10.10), we find Sec Sun 6Pis08 in Sec 7th house of Partners and Open Enemies, Sec Uranus 7Gem00 (where transiting asteroids MIDAS and Pan have been hanging about lately) in Sec 10th house of Public Status, and Sec ASC 29Leo13, which is, as Mr. Blaschke mentions, an anaretic degree. Our nation is about to move into a VIRGO Ascendant (Oct 2011) with Mercury ruling after a 38-year stint with Sec ASC in showy Leo (a phase which began in Feb 1973; Nixon's second, ill-fated inauguration Jan 20, 1973.)

Plus, US Sec Mercury is Rx (unfortunately for US media and journalism) @ 21AQ53 in Sec 6th house where it is conjoined by Mr. Assange's natal Mars 21AQ33 in his role as activist - or, 'hacktivist'.

A telling link previously mentioned in comments here, is that Assange's natal Mercury 24Can13 conjoins US natal Mercury Rx @ '25Can' = "A Man Wrapped in an Invisible Mantle of Power", w/ US Pluto 27Cap33 Rx opposing; Mercury/Pluto = secrets, surveillance, spying, propaganda, persuasion of the masses, and control of state secrets and other info.

Let's close with a perfectly descriptive astro-tidbit concerning US Sec ASC's Sabian Symbol which relates in a very timely fashion by event to WikiLeaks' Nov 28th release of US diplomatic cables, aka, CableGate:

US Sec ASC '30Leo' = "An Unsealed Letter"!


*Transit Mercury opposing natal (US) Jupiter is a time of scheduling conflicts in the realms of politics, religion, educational and cultural events; external forces may cancel these activities or make it almost impossible to carry them out (and it's a Mercury Rx station!) Jupiter's growth and expansion tendencies can lead to get-rich-quick schemes with an overpromising of opportunities, and disagreements with authorities are all around us...or are they inside us?

Nov 6, 2010

Winter Solstice 2010 Horoscope

Fresh from the December 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse, this year's Winter Solstice Moon in 12th house clocks in at 8Can13 as the Sun reaches 00Cap00:00. In Washington DC on Dec 21, 2010, the annual solar event occurs at 6:38:22 pm est with 24Can21 rising which brings up America's natal Mercury Rx opposing natal Pluto 27Cap33 Rx (US planets are notated outside the chart; please click to enlarge.)

It's an Hour of Jupiter 25Pis20 conjunct Uranus 26Pis47, both now moving directly and in the Winter Solstice's 9th house. Chart-ruler Moon applies to three aspects:

1. Moon square Mc 8Ari41 (0A28);
2. Moon opposite Mars (2A27);
3. Moon trine Venus (6A14.)

Moon square MC indicates domestic and career problems which jeopardize public reputations; Moon oppo Mars indicates irrational actions, impatience, overspending, quarrels, and potential criminal activity; Moon trine Venus describes harmony, empathy, and pleasant conditions, especially for women, artists, and musicians.

Therefore, at least some difficult conditions at the start of Winter season 2010 may improve before Spring 2011 - I hope so!

Perhaps the Moon/South Node contact in 12th house should be mentioned for it shows separations, bad timing due to difficult circumstances (ex: being too late for a job interview because car is too expensive to repair and the bus runs late, etc), isolation that leads to depression, and a feeling of 'being alone against the world'. Yet with concentrated effort and strength of character, adversity will be met with courage and determination - plow on through, m'peops!

But yes, Moon/SN points to karmic conditions (past behaviors that no longer bring good results) as does the Moon's position in the karmic 12th house for the Winter season. Hospitals and other large institutions experience fluctuating conditions with Moon in 12th house, and certainly chronic health issues of the people (Moon) are triggered. US natal Mars conjoins 12th cusp 22Gem10 showing a karmic undoing relating to males in general, but specifically to police and military forces; plus, warring Mars rules Midheaven, the Aspiration Point of any chart.

As you see, 8th house of Debt and Shared Resources contains the ongoing, when-will-it-ever-end duo of wounding Chiron and nebulous Neptune still sitting astride US natal Moon (we-the-people) so we may expect the Neptunian onslaught of fraud, floods, toxins, homelessness, debts, and mortgage issues to continue into 2011.

In 4th house, the Foundation of the chart, we see Saturn 16Lib08 in process of our US Saturn Return (14Lib48) when chickens come home to roost and accountability must be faced. Perhaps bank managers (Saturn) will be facing hard questions about their robo-signing habits and other legal abnormalities in the foreclosure process. Plus, in 4th house, Saturn may indicate mining accidents or issues, and real estate delays and losses...Saturnian conditions in the homeland with Saturn ruling 8th house (co-ruled by disruptive Uranus bwo Aquarius.)

Yet Venus 14Sco27 (sign of Big Business and Surveillance) is in 4th house as well and conjoins US Inaugural Descendant showing foreign or hidden evaluations and relationships which (since chart-ruler Moon trines Venus) may bring some relief to our housing woes (Venus rules Ic) - or bring us the 'slippery slope' a trine may so easily provide.

Mercury 25Sag25 Rx in 6th house is the ruler (dispositor) of US natal Mars and may show preparations for troop movements (6th house = police and military service as well as Health and Work.)

Sun 00Cap00:00 is apex in two midpoint combinations of energies:

Mercury/Pluto = Sun: a persuasive speaker; communication skills; keen observations; prudence and vision; a desire for recognition; championing an idea or attitude that prevails; determination to use force to obtain or locate information; enhanced authority or prestige among people who control important information or news.

Mercury/NN = Sun: added focus on the effectiveness and importance of the message presented; well-coordinated personal ventures; a life philosophy; urge to exchange ideas with others.

Now obviously, the Mercury/NN combo has to do with meetings where discussions take place, also with discussions involving young people, reporters, traders, etc - any and all mercurial implications are being encountered. But a note may be of interest concerning the Mercury/Pluto combo and Michael Munkasey (Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets) is very helpful on the topic - since Mercury/Pluto points toward the Winter Solstice Sun, and America's natal Mercury/Pluto opposition is emphasized by appearing on the ASC/DESC axis of this horoscope.

In Politics and Business, Mercury/Pluto relates to: high security and intelligence activities; political talk which offers abrupt changes to some functions; communications satellites; news of space exploration; orbital weapons or toxic gases; secrets of the business community or transportation systems; breakdowns in road networks; self-destructive impulses in business.

Ebertin gives Mercury/Pluto as: persons guilty of fraudulent representation or misrepresentation in speaking or writing; plagiarists or demagogues; sharp critics, and crafty people. Overestimation of self, propagandists, and spies are also indicated by Mercury/Pluto, and their opposition shows a condition where researchers work on secret projects and dangerous information must be dealt with.

North Node 2Cap44 is apex point in two midpoint pictures...

Sun/Pluto = NN: fateful associations; separations; a lack of adaptability (in Washington?!!); meeting the powerful; very special new attachments; other people inspire development of a stronger will or purpose.

Mercury/Mars = NN: quarrels within a community; the realization of thoughts in tandem with others; expressing or teaching competitive practices; acquaintances who have an irritating style of speech.

So how about the T-Squares formed, all with the Moon as one 'leg'? Moon/Mars appears on Mc, the others opposite Mc:

Moon/Mars = Mc: a forceful and purposeful nature (possibly a woman); upright behavior; spiritual relationships; self-promotion; getting things off the ground.

Moon/Pluto = Mc: one-sided emotional intensity; remaining alone and never acting in accord with others; a highly strained emotional life; successfully handling the moods of others.

Moon/NN = Mc: success through allying with those who share your goals; being recognized by influential people; soul unions or emotionally intense relationships.

Well, Mars 10Cap39 is out-of-bounds so who knows what he's up to as he continues opposing by transit our nation's Cancerian planets (Venus, Jupiter, Sun in the 3 - 14Cancer degree range); next Mars will oppose natal Sun which can be an ego-bruising time for the President (Sun) and thus the nation when complete success isn't possible. There may even be a loss of integrity during this period for the opinions and actions of others do not support his leadership (we don't need a horoscope to tell us this.)

Actually, now that I think about it, this out-of-bounds Mars (acting on his own and as a troublemaker), exalted in Capricorn and able to focus his energies with great efficiency, may just be the primary actor who runs away with the entire Winter Solstice 2010 horoscope as Mars nears opposition to America's natal Mercury (plans and ideas are dismissed out of hand), then conjoins US natal Pluto, a time when something forceful of a karmic nature may come along and simply - or seemingly - have to be done.


Midpoint pictures: The Combination of Stellar Influences, Reinhold Ebertin; Solar Arcs, Noel Tyl; Michael Munkasey, as noted above.


A Personal Note: to the several readers who've expressed a desire to read my American Empire: When Jupiter Bowed to the Sun article now published in the Fall 2010 issue of Julie Demboski's Fall Eclipse e-zine: Julie (with her excellent editor's cap on) and I worked together like two cobblers at a virtual table through the magic of email for corrections and additions; therefore, I do not have a final copy of the article as-published and cannot send it out.

The final copy is in the e-zine!

When it is my legal right to publish the article in 6 months, it will most probably (given my previous and inexplicable averseness to making an income bwo Astrology!) be complimentary. Until then, I shall stand by the publishing arrangement made between Julie Demboski and myself and do thank my readers most heartily for their kind interest which I hope they will follow up on, for the Fall 2010 issue of Eclipse contains several great articles on a variety of topics - as do its other issues, I guarantee! jc

Aug 29, 2010

Mercury Rx until Sep 12, 2010, psyops a favored tool

After the post I published earlier today with mention of America's natal Mercury/Pluto opposition and our Mercury/Pluto cycle which began Jan 18, 1776 @ 26Cap32, I was somehow directed toward an informative article containing info on the current Mercury Rx period (August 20 - Sept 12, 2010), psyops, thought control, propaganda, George Orwell's 1984, Noam Chomsky, and government which I believe you'll find worthwhile.

Especially if you don't appreciate such crap as words used as sinister tools, superficial debates, government programs intended to accomplish the opposite of what their names imply, and being spied on by satellites, cameras, and other contraptions that pry, spy, and nose into what should be nobody's b'ness but your own.

The Thought Overlords' mind control techniques have never been more savvy, effective, and entertaining (she typed as she watched the last 3 minutes of The Emmys with a favorite comedian hosting, Mr. Jimmy Fallon.)

Anyhow, the above-linked article really knocked my socks off so do check it out if you wish and pass it around if you may!

Jun 21, 2010

Horoscope of US Solar Return 2010

Here is the horoscope of the moment the Sun returns to its natal position in America's Sibly chart (5:10 pm LMT July 4, 1776) with our nation's natal Mercury Rx rising, as you see. The first natal planet to rise in a Return chart sets the precedence for events to follow; natal house rising here is US n 8th house of Shared Resources and Transformation.

It's an Hour of the Moon (fluctuations; changes), with Sun (the leader) in secretive 12th house where most political deals are made but which may indicate some loss of strength for the President especially with the interlaced square (135 degr) from Neptune to Sun; Moon (the people) is in feisty Aries, 10th house (see Moon trine Venus, below)...Moon in Aries = we are the people; a 10th house SR Moon shows publicity with any errors tending to be noticed by all.

SR Moon in Aries is a marker for new directions yet these days, aggression against the people cannot be ruled out; SR Moon's trine to Venus in 2nd house indicates aid in finding that new direction and may show on one level pay-outs in the Gulf region due to the BP-Gulf Oil fiasco as Gulf Coast families and workers reorganize their lives.

In fact, the BP-Gulf Oil disaster, shown by Neptune conj Piscean Chiron in 8th house of Big Money and Transformation, has a SR midpoint upon Neptune, ruler of oil, gas, water, spiritualty, the urge to merge, illusions, deception, and fraud...

Moon/Pluto = Neptune: a feeling of fate; fear of the unknown; feeling somehow weakened; ESP; sensitivity; lack of willpower; depression; miracles are sought as a solution to immediate problems.

(Note: all midpoint pictures represent any, all, or none potentials and are subject to transits and progressions through the SR year; all are from Tyl, Ebertin, and Munkasey.)

Click chart to enlarge, for as usual, my scribbly notes are added - Outer, highlighted in green are US natal placements, and in pink are some of President Obama's natal placements. Marked in red are three T-square patterns, one of which is particular to SR 2010 @ Mc, the Goal Point of the chart:

Sun/NN = Mc: meetings that include recognition for past work; becoming prominent through associations; fighting other people's battles.

In this post I won't list Cardinal apex Pluto details in its T-Squares because I've done so previously such as in my post on the upcoming Solar Eclipse of July 11, 2010 which shows the same Jupiter-Saturn-Uranus-Pluto involvements but with Pluto in 2nd house.

ASC 24Can46 indicates that 'watery' Cancerian matters are first-up which include nurturing, security, domestic and food supply concerns, business interests, and wet conditions such as flooding (and the outrageous BP mess in the Gulf.)

Chart-ruler Moon 22Ari53 makes only one applying aspect in the chart (well, two if you count a square to ASC 1A53 = emotional bias, a victim of habit, shared anxieties; therefore, SR Moon squares US n Mercury = emotions confuse judgment, fact vs fiction, oversensitivity to criticism.)

Moon's only applying aspect is a trine to Venus (1A26) from 10th house to Venus in 2nd house of Values, Earning Ability, and Relationships, with Venus ruling 4th house of Domestic Scene which has an unfortunate midpoint picture formed that points to an apex Saturn - US natal Saturn in Libra.

SR Pluto/ASC = n Saturn: oppressive dealings with others; remaining aloof, detached, or uninvolved. This picture and chart will affect us all year since a Solar Return (SR) is in effect until the next birthday.

Even so, a positive Moon/Venus trine indicates good intentions and optimism, something we could all profit from and which would keep us from collectively envisioning a worst-case scenario that then comes true. However, honesty and sincerity are needed for this aspect to work its magic - instilling these values in our children and encouraging them in others will be the best way forward.

Voluptuous, sensuous Venus also rules a Taurean-based 11th house of Groups, Associations, Hopes & Wishes which is where trickster Pan of panic fame and gold-hoarding Midas are placed; Sun/Moon midpoint 3Gem06 is there as well and shows where balance between conscious and unconscious minds may be found.

As you see, SR Mercury 21Can32 is rising, ruled by the Moon, and just 2 days before our US Mercury Return of July 6; Moon/Mercury contacts have political implications such as: speeches geared to the masses; enhanced communications between leaders and the common people; propaganda efforts (this supports my assertion about the US Merc/Plu opposition rising, below); excitement about popular causes; restlessness among workers over business or commerce; compiling/analyzing attitudes of the people (pollsters, reporters, bloggers, etc); agricultural statistics. (Munkasey); criticism, gossip, calumny; authors, mentally active women, and young girls. (Ebertin.)

And as mentioned, America's natal Mercury/Pluto opposition is immediately on the horizon of the SR 2010 year with its 'propaganda, intelligence activities, secrets and subversions, breakdowns in road networks' (and other networks, perhaps), and 'self-destructive tendencies in business' influences. Plus, control and subversion of the media is a long standing problem since Day One in the US and is an important issue - tactic - here.

Yes, internet access may be a big part of the Mercury/Pluto picture with Congress now threatening new regulations to control knowledge and information. With ASC, Merc/Plu intensifies the need for control over info, its sources, and its dissemination.

The ASC contact here gives our n Merc/Plu opposition an outlet for its intense energies.

There's a closed circuit of energies between chart-ruler Moon (ruled by Mars), Mars (ruled by Mercury), and Mercury (ruled by Moon.) Worrisome preoccupations, criticism, nervous irritations, and clarifying of objectives may ensue as emotions, thoughts, and actions circle round and round.

A 6th house (Police; Military; Preparedness) Pluto 3Cap52 Rx continues his onslaught against US n Venus like a cat arguing with a mouse (n Venus = '4Can' = "A Cat Arguing with a Mouse"; Plu opposing Venus = jealousy, manipulation, and challenges to our values, priorities, legalities, and possessions.

The transiting Saturn/Neptune midpoint keeps up its pressure on US n ASC ('13Sag')...

SR Sat/Nep = n ASC: oppressive family circumstances; emotional suffering caused by others; noticing the pretenses or false intentions of others; correction of long standing areas of disappoint is inhibited; feeling confined; sense of being out of the group.

In 3rd house of Communications, Neighborhoods, and Elementary Schools is a pretty pickle: Mars 15Vir28 and Saturn 28Vir53 form a midpoint upon US natal Neptune 22Vir25...

SR Mars/Saturn = n Neptune: feeling threatened; self-torment about identity; insufficient power to overcome all obstacles; waning powers and weakening efforts; undermining of vitality through gas, oil, or epidemic (BP-Gulf Oil gusher? jc); a grievous loss; a mysterious death.

As you know, Saturn will again conjunct US n Mc soon (@ World Point 00Lib53 in Sibly chart) which will perfect the Cardinal T-Squares you see here with apex Pluto thus strengthening them. And transiting Saturn to n Mc brings a time of major changes to one's standing in the world with Saturn's accountability factor on display.

One of the most karmic spots in any horoscope, the 12th cusp, has our aggressive n Mars upon it which doesn't bode well for troop withdrawal said to be scheduled for July 2011 - just at or after the end of SR 2010's influence. Not that it won't happen, but as we all know, withdrawal will be a dangerous operation whenever it occurs, from Iraq or Afghanistan.

On that topic, transits to US n Mars from July 2010 and beyond July 2011 will be watched by this astrologer especially since anything affecting our nation's n Mars affects our n Mars/Neptune square with its 'deceptive actions; confused motivations' vibes. Please do let me know if you notice anything.

And the same may be said for anything affecting US n Sun since we sport a Sun/Saturn square natally from way back in 1776: this ties in with the oppressive midpoint pic mentioned with Pluto/ASC = n Saturn and may show tremendous pressures being put on the President (Sun) for he is experiencing and/or using 'oppressive dealings with others' as well.

Now you see the adventurous, exploring, 'scientific breakthrough' pairing of Uranus at Aries Point with expansive Jupiter nearby, both in 9th house of Long Distance Travel, Philosophy, Higher Education, and Foreign Enemies, and both conjunct US n Ic.

Uranus ruled by Mars is quite the activist and possibly a disruptive hothead, and Jupiter ruled by Mars is ready for action but has a potential to over expand or take too many risks. As noted in a previous post, Jupiter/Uranus opposite US n Mc = optimisim and a fortunate turn in life (all righty then!)

But there's still the ongoing Neptune to US n Moon, we-the-people

With 8th house SR 2010 Neptune @ 28AQ24 Rx (in karmic degree with karmic Saturn 28Vir53 (inconjunct = deception within societal leadership), we find that our Moon is conjoined to nebulous Neptune indicating dissolving circumstances, homelessness, refugeeism, and fraud against the people (and by the people); our sense of rootlessness continues apace until US SR 2011 when Neptune will be @ 00Pis39 Rx, Chiron 5Pis09 Rx, and President Obama's Chiron Return will be underway. Neptune will remain within orb of US natal Moon but weaker and the BP-Gulf Oil disaster will still be 'with' us.

The dotted line added to this chart as a YOD pattern indicates the serious nature and crisis condition which continue in the financial realm: Sun sextile Mars = SR 2010 8th cusp. A Sun/Mars sextile indicates a tendency to micro-manage with a need to maintain integrity without resorting to conflict or aggression. Provocation should be avoided but with today's Washington, I ask you: what are the chances of that? However, if efficient financial reform is the outcome, I'm all for it.

Well, I must be typing your head off by now if you've managed to read this far - kudos! So I shall close with this: the Venus/Neptune opposition across the Money/Values axis (2/8.) The pairing of Venus/Neptune energies indicates an inflated treasury, using inflation to control or manipulate the economy, and wealth derived from oil, gas, or chemicals. (btw: Venus/Neptune is one of the signatures of the Vatican.)

This opposition may bring exaggerations or misstatements concerning internal resources, scandals over deceptive practices within the treasury, subversive people who desire access to financial systems (including hackers), spies in the financial branches, monetary fraud, and art deceptions.

How totally par for Washington's course!

Jun 7, 2010

US-Israeli spy-ties, 9/11, and our Mercury/Pluto

Since the events of 9/11/01, an aroma of betrayal has wafted here and there, off and on, through alternative news venues and smelling stinkily like Israel spies on, and in, the US of A. "Not true," say Israeli spokespersons.

There have been questions about how Israel could possibly have avoided knowing ahead about the WTC attacks (they have a habit of spying on Arabs) so why not spill the life-saving beans to your bestest, gosh-golly-darn'dest, bosomest of buddies, America (Once) the Beautiful.

Now surfacing - on FOX News, of all places! - Israel spends most of its spying time and money on industrial and militarial thefts bwo surveillance in and from the US. Guess the fat checks America sends the Israeli government pays for something fun after all.

Anyway, my online time has been interfered with by thunderstorm systems of late so I'm just now glomming on to this story. Read, if you will, and tell me what you think of the matter.


btw: doh! it strikes me that nothing emphasized on FOX News is there by accident. If it's aired, you can be sure there's a political reason. And that goes just as much for major network 'newscasts'. This describes America's natal Mercury/Pluto opposition, y'know...'control of the media' and 'the press used as propaganda dissimulators' (see my previous post from this morning for more details!)

Of course, the above situation with US-Israeli spy-ties may indicate that the US did know ahead of time about the attacks of 9/11 because of spywork - whether courtesy of Israel, another source, and/or from within US government spying agencies themselves.

At least, we know that someone knew ahead of time...because someone made mega-million$ on the NYSE. Now was that Goldman Sachs? ~:~

Fixed Stars, the July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse, and market instability

With Fixed Stars Castor 20Can14 and Pollux 23Can13 straddling the Ascendant in the Summer Solstice 2010 horoscope set for Washington DC, the energies of the twin stars will be front and center as the summer season begins.

The chart of Summer Solstice 2010 indicates that these archetypal energies are first up for the third week of June 2010 and include such potential influences as:

Castor (MERCURY-Jupiter-Mars-Venus-Saturn-Moon-Uranus flavors) = crippling of limbs; sudden fame or loss; murder; mental illness.

Pollux (MARS-Moon-Uranus) = danger of disgrace; murder; rape; cruelty; danger from large animals, women, or poisons; good for Astrology and the occult. (Horary Plain and Simple, Anthony Louis.)

Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer 2010

The next Fixed Star to rise in the Summer Solstice 2010 chart is Procyon 25Can47 which conjoins US natal Mercury Rx @ 24Can12 (in 8th house of the Sibly chart = 5:10 pm LMT July 4, 1776) and I've always considered '25Can' to be a very interesting degree in relation to the founding of America.

'25Can' = "A Leader of Men Wrapped in an Invisible Mantle of Power" which conjures the Pluto-esque realms of invisible power and invisible helmets, doesn't it?

That our nation's founders had contact when in Europe with
founder Adam Weishaupt is not always considered important by some but this author finds it an intriguing premise. Click to view the Illuminati horoscope (Bavarian sect) - May 1, 1776 - which of course has several planetary placements similar to America's natal chart; you'll notice that idealistic Jupiter conjoins US natal Mars which makes a 'Mars to n Jupiter' transit for Weishaupt and his organization...

Mars conjunct n Jupiter: having an exaggerated or expansive part to play in events; personal potentials broaden under present circumstances with a greater enthusiasm for expansion of spiritual and cultural awareness.

As you know, America was founded with her Mercury opposed by secret hand Pluto, an aspect suggesting issues of mind control, propaganda, surveillance, and intellectual autonomy and manipulation of mercurial things such as young people, the press, and our basic thinking processes.

Whether American minds have ever been truly 'free' from Pluto's meddling interference is something of a question when isolated puppet master Pluto, wealth-hoarder supreme, is determining the direct of a nation.

Then there's the July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse (chart shown) with Scorpio (big business; betrayals and spying) rising with the midpoint of Saturn and Pluto, two of the main actors on 9/11/01 during their opposition.

Saturn/Pluto = ASC: concentration upon important matters; assessments of how to work with those in power; an environment that gives an impression of silent power or continuing influence; being placed in cumbersome or difficult circumstances; separation; melancholy; mourning or bereavement. (Tyl; Ebertin; Munkasey.)

Click and you'll notice 8th house involvement (Shared Resources, Debt, Credit, Insurance, Transformation, Death, the Occult) which relates to the above info for Fixed Star Castor which is being triggered by the July 11, 2010 Solar Eclipse @ 19Can24, plus, '20Can/Cap are crisis or critical degrees, as you know.

Basically, 8th house crises are indicated yet the Solar Eclipse itself describes problems that at first seem worse, then clear with good don't panic! The July 11 Eclipse is in the same Series (12S) as America's Pre-Natal Eclipse Series (@ 00Pis34 in 1776, where Chiron transits now.)

That stock markets may be affected adversely by the July Solar Eclipse and by its herald, the June 26, 2010 Lunar Eclipse conjoining secretive Pluto in Saturn-ruled Capricorn, is a distinct possibility for Summer into Autumn 2010, and we'll soon take a peek at what the Horoscope for Autumn Equinox 2010 entails for our nation.

To me it seems that Reagan's dodgy 'Morning in America' has become a melancholy Mourning in America as part of a long process of government by remote control.

Aug 21, 2009

Astrology of Reagan's First Inauguration 1981

The text of Ronald Reagan's First Inaugural Address of Jan 20, 1981 attests that his was the first inaugural ceremony to be held on the West Front of the Capitol Building; thus Mr. Reagan was facing the Washington Monument and the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, as he notes in his address.

And yes, I believe that he was standing on their and others' "shoulders" as he said, but he was also looking into the distance while mentioning the Potomac River and Arlington National Cemetery with its simple crosses and Stars of David. Here is an example of a man speaking publicly in two realms at once (maybe more.) His 'code words' warmed the hearts of the religious folk who did so much to elect him and were so totally charmed and thrilled with him as president, yet Illuminati references are sprinkled throughout the speeches of his administration.

As I continue studying this chart and the Reagan years, I expect more of such references to become clear now that the NWO has its ugly head stuck out for all to see. Finding that more and more people (finally) see the trajectory of this one-world-government swill (which began way before Reagan's presidency) makes freebie blogging less of a time-waster in my book of working on behalf of the collective.

Well, Justice Warren Burger presided that 1981 day at noon, and five minutes after not being president anymore - which means 12:05 pm est - a secret service agent whispered in former President Carter's ear that the US hostages in Tehran had been released. This dirty-tricks episode finagled by the GOP and CIA to undermine the Democrats is perhaps one of the more visible examples of political cynicism and lowness ever recorded.

The CIA longed to cover up their previous meddlings and mayhems, of course, and the Rs were intent upon the presidency - a majority was gained for them in the Senate in 1980. And they desperately wanted to cover up their collusion with the CIA and certain Iranian officials in Tehran. The American people's concerns factored in not at all - and being honest with the people? Fugeddabowdit.

Below you see an image of the horoscope of the 1st Inauguration of Ronald Reagan with notations added, click to enlarge. Outside the chart and highlighted in green are Mr. Reagan's natal placements; a few US natal placements are added as well. (Ex: US natal Mercury Rx at Ic, as it is now but the Ic is a degree later these days. This places US natal Pluto at Midheaven, the Goal Point of any chart.

So we might wish to extend this picture to all US inaugurations since the switch to Jan 20 in 1933...Mercury/Pluto = ASC: exercising influence upon many people; intellectual domination of one's environment. - Tyl; Ebertin.) We may say that the switch for FDR's put our nation's natal Mercury/Pluo opposition from 1776 front and center with its persuasive speaking and writing; propaganda; crafty subtlety; the spirit of opposition; premature action vibes. (Ebertin.)

As you see, RR's inauguration in 1981 was a Mars-to-natal-Sun transit for the Gipper, among other things. His 'coronation' occurred during a Saturn (control; authority) Hour; the rising degree at noon of Jan 20 was a smidge earlier back then, thanks to precession, so it's at 13Tau47, conjunct Chiron 13:24 Rx ('crisis in values'); natal Moon and n North Node (NN) are rising indicating the successful candidate's fame, prominence, and popularity with the public bwo Hollywood, the Screen Actors' Guild, and the governorship of California. His 'good fortune' at being selected is indicated by NN - and Moon - in 1st house.

(And of course, 'guilds' conjure the image of Freemason lodges which began, unless I am mistaken, as guilds.) The Part of Brethren is rising, too, and I couldn't resist adding that little 'secret society' nugget for you.

Natal Moon/NN rising puts his natal Jupiter/SN on the Descendant, of course, and I've covered a good bit of that in my June 30 post about Reagan's Jupiter Return as he signed the Garn-St Germain Act and opened the deregulation door back in 1982. This is my "I knew it was You, Reagan" article.

1981's Sun 00AQ34 is where the Sun was on Jan 20, 2009 - and is where the transiting NN is this very day, but in 1981 no planets were in close conjunction with the Sun ('the leader'); however, Mercury 13AQ32 is conj South Node (SN) indicating thinking that's ahead or behind its time, a sense of isolation in one's thinking, planning, or communicating - others may take credit for one's ideas, plus, personal timing could be better with Mercury/SN. (But Reagan had astrologers to aid him with timing issues!)

Mars-to-n-Sun gives a surge of vitality (although RR's future health problems may be foreshadowed by Chiron conj ASC); enthusiastic endorsements come easily with this transit, courage shows and one demonstrates one's integrity and principles. Competitive situations come along and one is up for them - this would be in effect for the duration of his presidency, or at least for his first term, if you prefer.

(I tend to read presidential two-termers' inaugural charts as the 1st one representing the entire enchilada and the first 4 years, with the 2nd inaugural chart as the halfway mark, yet specific to the last 4 years. FDR's charts are of a different dynamic, of course, and more complex.)

The Iranian hostage crisis may also be indicated by Chiron Rx conj ASC.

1981's Uranus 29Sco17 in 7th house of Partnerships was conjoined by our Inaugural Moon (We-The-People) on Jan 20, 2009, which qualifies as a Moon-to-Uranus transit, indicating emotional upheavals and changing domestic lifestyles. Losing one's home and economic status can come under that category, and its dire consequences for our domestic concerns are signified by a crisis 29th degree, too...

'30Sco': "A Halloween Jester" (Iranian hostages freed as if on Reagan's watch, etc)...the Jones' Sabian Symbols gives this degree as having contempt for established values (see: Chiron conj ASC, above.)

Uranus opposite Midas Rx

Well, gold-hoarding Midas surely was rising back in 1981, and we know that the Decade of Greed - the 1980s - helped set the stage for our current circumstances. Guess Reagan really did stand on the shoulders of giants, didn't he?

All US presidents do, as the baton is passed and our much-touted 'Manifest Destiny' is further promoted. America's Great Seal has been turned over with Mr. Obama's selection (aka, 'election'), with its reverse now representing this nation...the all-seeing eye of Horus as the capstone upon the pyramid of power.

You may read my post on the Reaganomics Eclipse of 1981, if you wish.

Current transits are not entered on the Inaugural chart below, but it's interesting to note that transformative, destructuring Pluto conjoined 1981's Neptune 23Sag44 in 8th house off and on in 2005, crossed RR's natal ASC 27Sag16 in 2007 (Pluto has been in orb of these positions for the last few years actually), and the Dragon now pauses upon 1981's Minerva 00Cap35...and will conjunct and hang about with RR's natal Mars 3Sag59 beginning before the end of 2010.

Pluto-to-Mars: pursued interests from the past gain deeper determination; focus sharpens; greater control and power are sought.

Ronald Reagan's First Inauguration Jan 20, 1981, noon est, Capitol Building, Washington, DC; Full Moon 184 degr 51 mins; Saturn Hour; from historic record.

Given the health care reform contentiousness going on now, you may be interested in following The Washington Independent's link to the text and video of Ronald Reagan's 1980 comeback to Jimmy Carter concerning Medicare and the usual Republican boogie-man, "socialized medicine" (circa 1965.)

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