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Showing posts with label burning bush. Show all posts
Showing posts with label burning bush. Show all posts

Aug 14, 2007

America's shadow

An Occupation of Iraq is Not Ours to Choose

By Ward Reilly

The only chance we have of saving our nation is to ensure that Bush and Cheney are not allowed to retire into the sunset. If they are allowed to do that, the concept of our nation is lost forever, and we will all be branded as war criminals in the eyes of the world, because "We The People" allowed all of this to happen.#

Mr.Reilly is right, you know...America's shadow must be ID'd and faced...from Hiroshima to Baghdad, and--God help us--Tehran.

Information Clearing House has the article.

Jun 21, 2007

Congress enables Bush's further law-breaking

Corrupt Congress Helps Bush from Chris Lloyd's Empire Burlesque tells the tale--America is toast and the Constitution is trashed while Congress is content to let the clock run out on Bush's above-the-law policies which they enabled in the first place.

Guess the extreme pocket-lining possibilities in Washington keep Capitol Hill's outrage in check...short-term gain trumps long-term consequences, and the usual Washington blackmail ploys keep the lid on.

Have you any wonder or indignation left?

Further reading on Bush's style of governing:

the burning bush of Bush

Chiron-Uranus Types in Government

Jun 19, 2007

Bush's mojo haunts Philadelphia mint

mint releases more "godless" dollars so you know he's had a thumb in the pie.

May 17...just after the New Moon of May 16 = double Taurus (money) flavor.

Art is still prevailing, sorry to all my excellent starry friends. Back to SO'W before you know it but for now I'm hangin' out at Cosmic Persona Designs, Secret Moon Art, and my Lulu Storefront with Downloadable Art Goodness just oozin' from layer to layer...

June 25...Saturn opposes Neptune...exactly (partile) so smoosh your hats down around your ears, m'peops...the reality vs illusion game is really in the air now and all summer--with new art in the wings, propaganda flying thick, and more leaders and authority figures being undermined everywhere you turn.

Jun 14, 2007

New Moon in Gemini June 14

With art-related projects taking over around here this week, my astro-politicking time has been limited but I want to mention the New Moon 23Gem41 occurring tonight at 11:13:06 pm edt (Capitol Hill.)

New Moons are new beginnings, Gemini is the sign of Communications, and this New Moon perfects in the 5th house for Washington DC. 5th house: risk-taking, creative pursuits, new ventures...and the 5/11 house polarity is aka The Will Axis.

And with Mercury's Rx station Friday--in possessive, self-protective, side-windin' Cancer--emails may not be revealed until after Mercury goes Direct on July 9.

Pluto's power opposes this New Moon yet so does the midpoint between Rx Jupiter and Pluto...

Jup/Pluto = Sun: keeping things within one's own grip; successful use of strong personality power; the creation of magical effects;

Jup/Pluto = Moon: desire to bring about social improvements; establishing one's position with gut feelings; emotional conviction guides a new start (Tyl; Ebertin.)

Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are in a highly idealistic, visionary Fire Grand Trine pattern of closed energies which may become stagnant and inert as all such patterns may do without a kick in the patootie.

With a Grand Trine in Fire, there is emphasis on egotism, personal power, and heightened self-pride. The right to do as one pleases tends to be overused which suggests a sense of special privilege so common in governmetal types.

Washington's stalemating stand-off continues with more info (Gemini) to be revealed in the light of June 30's ambitious Capricorn Full Moon.

Tonight's New Moon degree, "23Gem":

"Three fledglings high in a tree"...keyword: ELEVATION...

pos: an unconditioned creativity exalted to the point of complete freedom from any immediate involvement;

neg/shadow side: psychological witlessness and a false sense of release from responsibility (MEJ.)

This degree concerns issues of immaturity which passes the buck on down the food chain and the New Moon chart has 6AQ01 rising which is the US natal South Node (SN conj ASC: separation, seriousness, strong individualism, but no popularity.)

6AQ+ is also the Medina degree--Neptune's position when Mohammed entered Medina (the foundation of Islam)--and you know that the attacks of 9/11 on America were a Neptune Return to this degree, don't you?

Cross-Pollination Heads-Up: Lim's Limericks has just published new verses on the kitten from Miers and a feline named get your meow-meow up and have a peek!

Or...check out how Bush prefers Enron thieves over its victims as if you could be surprised that thieves stick together.

Jun 11, 2007

one more time with feeling: The Chaos Blues

Unpack your favorite music hall refrain Maude so you can sing along to the Chaos Blues because it may do us good to sing it one more time before
the man rides the ass on Tuesday (Bush to Capitol Hill, Moon's degree: "16Tau" according to Adriano Carelli's book, The 360 Degrees of the Zodiac.)

Master Carelli says this degree describes someone who is "groundlessly cocksure" (which may be an oxymoron about a moron of mayhem, imho.)

He further adds that "foolish self-assurance" will result in misfortunes later in life. "Neither exile nor forceful segregation can be ruled out. Marriage may be lucky."

Tuesday June 12 Bush has lunch with his enablers (guess all of them employ Royal Taste-Testers):

At apex point in a Fixed T-Square, the Moon acts as catalyst (and on a level may so obviously represent a lady on the Hill) and so we find a stalemate situation--and stalemates seem to follow the irrationally and stubbornly-willed George Bush everywhere he goes--on Tuesday to speak to the Hill politicians ostensibly about the recent non-passage of the oft-trumpeted Immigration Bill so hastily and sloppily cobbled together.

Pluto/Chiron issues continue: racism, class warfare, oppression, women's issues, plutocracy...the pilagers and hoodlums with gangsterism rotting their hearts--against society.

Didn't Tony Soprano teach them anything? Seems not.

On Tuesday: over the Capitol Building, there is formed a Fixed T-Square indicating a rigid situation in which there will be explosive venting of emotions that rise from a habitual determination to re-energize conditions which no longer exist.

There's a deep urge to retain what is possessed (the Rich Man's back-monkey?)

Adaptability and detachment are lacking and past methodical planning may no longer hold sway as it once did. An aversion to change is petulantly on display.

Yes, it's a Battle of Wills on Tuesday and the chamber walls may shake--even with violence. Bush's demanding and obsessive needs completely block the needs of others and this may tell the tale of the Republican Party's inner conflicts at the very thought of hangin' with Bush as the 2008 Election nears.

{The alternate script: a surprise will make Bush's continuance in the role of "president" supposedly necessary--while Putin does what must be done to keep his throttling grasp on power's throat in Russia.}

Not that our votes count for anything in the US...our "inauguration" is a coronation from on-high--the ruling 'elite' lavishes the spoils to the "victor" who will do their bidding with few known facts on hand before making decisions (as one is directed. The big piture must be followed: very little option to do otherwise.)

With Bush's strong-arm visit to Congress this week, his grand irrationality will be in evidence as the brickwall is shaken with the ferocity of a bull who keeps bashing his horns until they're bloodied and he's comatose. He is the bull and he is the matador ole!

This creature has a low character (Saturn/Neptune = Moon: low character; emotional immaturity; pessimism; emotional drain.) This relates to the animal nature--and Taurus the Bull is an able carrier of the archetype, isn't he?

And wouldn't you know? Asteroid, Sisyphus is rising in the chart for 9:30 am edt!

Plus, we remember that these days the tr Saturn/Pluto midpoint is triggering Bush's natal IC, the Endings/Partings Point, the HOW? of the chart, the Basis or Foundation/one's Roots. Gangsterism!

In Bush's chart, n IC's degree (HOW?) is:

"23Libra"..."Chanticleer": keyword: FERVOR...

pos: a fearless self-affirmation which gains a sympathetic attention and wins immediate allegiance from the hearts and minds of everybody (sound familiar, Sparkie?);

neg/unconscious or shadow side: ill-starred conceit and ineffectual bombast.

It's quite possible that quacker George Bush has only bombast left in his bag of tricks although he thinks to engage in power plays for personal advancement.

Yet if Congress bows again to the belittled and belittling dictator, we'll know they really are as in-cahoots with the Bush regime as many people were afraid they were.

Now we have to rid ourselves of that pile of termites, too.

June 12's Sun "21Gem+" may be found in May's post on Lincoln's Minor chart...look for info on George Bush's n Uranus/NN conjunction ('reformist political groups') and there you'll find this Tuesday's degree of the Sun as well.

And Bush's Uranus/NN conjunction being highlighted by the Sun? high tension; a group taking action; excitement; violence at the slightest provocation (Ebertin; Tyl.)

Jun 10, 2007

A gang of robbers in hiding

"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running and robbing the country. That's our problem."

Howard Zinn, from his collection of historical and political essays Failure to Quit.

And this from SO'W's Are You Really Surprised? Dept.:

Critics Say U.S. Focus On Al-Qaida in Iraq Is Overblown.

And from the U.S. secondary progressed chart:

"A gang of robbers in hiding" is the Sabian Symbol for "19Libra", the position of the US sec progressed Mars ("19Lib" is rounded up--I often round down because it's Rx and thus headed "backward" or to the lower degree of "18Lib")--in either case I lay it at the Pentagon's door:

Emphasis is on every person's disturbing capacity for antisocial or even self-perverted practices, or for self-involvement in potentials which may have imaginative but hardly intelligent sustainment in his consciousness.

(There is) a need for initiative, and for a more challenging perspective.

Keyword: DIVERGENCE...

pos: alertness to every threat against a true individuality;

neg/shadow side: abnormal mistrust of everything worthwhile.

Al-Qaeda will "follow us home" Bush and Cheney say? The true robbers are already here.

Jun 4, 2007

lookin' for luv: Bush leaves for Europe

He can't get enough luv in America these days but who's minding the regime while Bush is in Europe for the pontificating, hydra-headed G-8-We're-Great Summit?

The AP has what the Bushies want you to know about it as Bush Heads to Europe for G-8 Summit while modestly admitting that he's pining for some adulation, a semblance of which may be found in the impoverished democracy of Georgia...on a thoroughfare they now call George W. Bush Avenue of all things.

Highway to H*ll would be more descriptive. Wonder what it's called by the good people of Georgia? World Leaders Su*k Street?

But of course the Summit supposedly centers around the Bush and the Putin being in a (staged) "spat" about the US's nebulous missile defense system which Putin says will turn Europe in to a "powder keg" and it's simply forcing Russia to muscle up militarily for "a new arms race"! Bush is "forcing" him to power up--seemingly against his (iron) will, poor thing!!

They craftily keep reminding each other that the "Cold War" is over--but they act more like, long live the "Cold War." Oh, the complexities of leadership, we're to think philosophically (insert yawn.)

And let us not forget the Vatican's wishes--and that the pope's ring does need a reach-around shining by George while he's in the neighborhood (as previously posted):

Pope calls for New World Order.

Seems more likely to little me that Bush, Putin, and friends are in cahoots in the militarization of space for world domination...but it's their acting techniques that really need beefing up. Such drama queens!

May 24, 2007

war drums will go on and on

AP: House approves war-funding bill by a vote of 280-142 so here's this from the SO'W What's Wrong With This Picture (if anything) Department:

From US taxpayers it's:

$93 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan--until Sep 30 (that's 4 short months) vs a 70- cent-per-hour increase for working Americans who are struggling to keep food in their children's tummies and a roof over their heads. God help them if they should get a tummy ache from inferior food which the FDA--also tax-payer funded--lets through so their pals and relatives can make more moola bwo outsourcing ingredients to the cheapest bidder.

Esp since their local Emergency Room (assuming it hasn't been closed down) is overflowing.

FDR tests our progress.

soup lines across America?

May 23, 2007

a Goodling day

With Mercury and Venus out-of-bounds it seems that one of them represents Monica Goodling and her immunity from prosecution for testifying about purgegate.

Will she fall on her sword for Rove and Bush? The granting of prosecutorial immunity seems to indicate otherwise. But she's a woman protecting her chickens from hawks!

And naturally the Moon indicates a woman and is important in seeing how a day will proceed based on the Moon's applying aspects:

The Moon's only applying aspect (looking at 9:30 am edt) is her square to the Sun (3A34) and this square will be perfected at 5:02 pm. (The fault-finding Sun Gem-Moon Virgo combo is shared natally by Pres John F. Kennedy and Robert McNamara.)

Other factors at 5:02 pm edt:

IC "28Cap"..."A large aviary"...conjunct the powerful natal Pluto of the USA. This relates to the Pentagon and a certain association of generals (AVIARY.)

Oppressive Pluto/Chiron midpoint will have just crossed the IC, the Foundation of the chart.

Rising will be 23Lib49 with Fixed Stars Arcturus ("a different approach") and Spica ("potential for brilliance"), both Stars connected natally to the founding of America.

However, the current position of the transiting Saturn/Pluto midpoint (the two planets in opposition on 9/11/01, and which always bring misery, cruelty, violence, and war when in hard aspect) is 23Lib44. The blending of their energies in midpoint isn't so jolly either.

Sat/Pluto = ASC: cumbersome and difficult circumstances; mourning and bereavement; sadness. Sat/Pluto is conjunct Bush's natal IC also which affects MC, the Career and Public Status Point:

Sat/Pluto = MC: hard, hard work to arise from difficulties; major separation as a last resort; flight; severity; one-sidedness; application of tenacity and endurance.

The YOD pointing at Venus indicates a special purpose or task for a lady, and she's at "17Can" = "The germ grows into knowledge and life"...but Venus is applying to a helpful trine with reformist Uranus, whose Symbol is:

"19Pis": "A master instructing his pupil"...ELUCIDATION...

pos: high executive ability through patient investigation and genuine psychological insight;

neg/shadow side: a desire to live by rule and a conceit of empty knowledge.

(update Thursday: Gonzo may be said to have "instructed" her about his recollections according to her testimony!)

If Uranus is instructing Monica Goodling's testimony today, I hope his name doesn't start with Karl Rove or George Bush or that's what we'll end up with--empty knowledge.

May 22, 2007

Recess appointment ploy endangered

Washington Whispers by Paul Bedard has the amusing tale of how Bush's Summer Hires Targeted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is said to be planning to call the Senate in session just long enough for appointees to fight for their confirmations in the chamber.

The Washington Swamp is extremely hot, steamy, and turgid in August--aka the month of unvetted recess appointments--and it may turn out to be a very interesting month indeed esp given Bush's usual inappropriate, incompetent buddy knightings...these Bush hacks apparently can't find decent jobs on their own so they must purchase them.

Hope the Dems don't cave to Bush on this one.

May 21, 2007

want your political theater pure?

Dems Cave to Bush on Iraq War and you didn't think this "pure political theater" would work out any other way, did you?

Here's a SO'W recap of posts related to the Capitol Hill Theater (matinee tickets still available if you don't mind sitting behind the eight ball):

Dems' empty rhetoric and slogans as Bush's bush burns?

Washington as Shining Example

Mercury Transit and RX for Midterm Elections

Leo Strauss and neoconservatism

Stars of Nov 8 2006

meet Pilosi, Levin, and Feingold

meet Obama, Harman, and Conyers

Jim Webb

Congress swears

Congress 1994--2006

and last but not least, it's the ever popular burning bush of Bush: 8 Leo where we find our self-styled and self-mis-directed war president barrelling on and sailing above in spite of all common sense, common good, or conscience toward his fellow man.

Heads-Up on a lighter note--Art Balances Politics: Jude's Threshold has now gone Live for all sorts of stuff including two spiffy SlideShow Collages of drawings from my Dreamyfish Art ,Secret Moon Art, and Cosmic Persona Designs Galleries.

And you'll find downloadable drawings at my Lulu Storefront with more images on the way as time permits. Plus, if you know of a drawing you'd like to find available for downloading, contact me if you wish and I will comply if possible!

judecowell @ gmail dot com

Jun 5, 2006

The burning bush of Bush: 8 Leo

There is a book, The 360 Degrees of the Zodiac, by Adriano Carelli, which was found for me by Junebug Books a couple of years back.

It was published by the AFA, and is somewhat unusual. Similar to the Sabian Symbol degrees, it gives most degrees a word picture, although some have only descriptions, and its references to ancient times I find most enlightening. If it has a downside (besides some quaint turns of phrase), it is that the degree structure isn't really there--the meaning of "1 Aries" isn't particularly related to that of "1 Libra", etc.

It reminds me the most of the empirically-obtained degree info in DeVore's Encyclopedia actually.

The info it gives can be especially applicable, and so I give here 3 of Carelli's interpretations for George Bush's natal ASC--"8 Leo"--his nibs himself, and for "9-10 Leo" as they relate to his natal Mercury--and these two degrees will also relate to the natal Mercury of the Republican Party:

"8 Leo": 'The burning bush'...In a highly spiritual horoscope this degree's influence will endow the native with the power of heavenly fire surging forth with ardor unquenchable, unsullied, and all-consuming. Its light will be hidden from the sight of the unworthy and might even stay invisible to most eyes or escape notice altogether. In the bush blazing with unearthly flame, much-too-human beings will fail to see the light of the Absolute and will be alive only to the fact that the thorns in the bush sting anyone attempting to violate its mystery.

...fieriness along with reserve; aims sublime yet secret; a nature flashing with hope; ...constantly on the defensive, as the thorns and the flames in the bush clearly imply.

On the contrary, should the horoscope as a whole point to a lustful nature, the Lion's 8th degree would shift to its opposite polarity and, instead of a divine imprint, give it a luciferic bent. The burning bush will thus change into the lunar devilish image of Cain and the thorns.

Then an unquenchable passion, impure yet devoid of hidden motives and mental reservations, will slowly and steadily eat up the whole being, body and soul. The fire might not die out before before having wasted the mind to its innermost reserves and burnt out the organism to its last shred.

Whether heavenward or earthbound, such a mind will be ruled by instinct rather than reason.

"9 Leo": 'A great show of fireworks. Rockets, bombs, and *tourbillions unfold their dazzling pattern in the sky'...The native's talk will sound like a show of fireworks.
The positive side of this influx is its utter distinction and refinement. The native is keenly aware of his own worth, has self-respect and commands respect from others; has sincerity, grandeur and elegance.

Overdone and disfigured, all these virtues might present themselves in the shape of defects or even of vices. We shall then meet a vain haughtiness, as contemptible as full of contempt, an antisocial and destructive character, apt to burst into fits of rage.

There will be vain self-ostentation, a misplaced fastidiousness, a slash of dazzling extravagance, a splurge of rank pageantry devoid of any inner foundations. In other words, a lot of money will go up in smoke; the permanent will be sacrificed to the transitory, the useful to the pleasant, and substance to appearance.

The virtue of sincerity will disappear and the nastiest surprise might be expected. The native seems, however, to have luck on his side, and he might travel to places very far away.

"10 Leo": 'Death, holding the scythe'...Ananke! In a **previous life the native has taken someone's life in cold blood, but not for selfish purposes. Therefore he is either an instrument of fate, or its victim. Whether good or bad, such a man is destined to destroy, not to create.

In extremely fortunate horoscopes the native is an indomitable being. No one can oppose his cunning and his cool determination. He can bide his time, but will not argue or listen to objections when he has made up his mind to act. Nothing equals his timeliness, nothing can shake his deliberation.

You might ward him off for a while but never finally thwart his plans, as he simply will lie in wait for a better opportunity to strike again, this time more unpredictably and more decidely than before.

If he is good (which is not excluded even side by side with the ruthless will power we credit him with) he will extend his kindness and hospitality even to the undeserving. If he is bad, nothing will limit his capacity for evil; no one will deserve pity in his eyes, no power on earth will be able to ward off his murderous hand.

Well, I feel as if I know the burning Bush better, I just wish he weren't infesting the Oval Office.

He's decidedly NOT the fella who should be tinkering under the hood of the US Constitution either. Let's keep this grease monkey OUT of it, shall we?

*Not sure what 'tourbillions' are or were, but it sounds like the billion$ Bush has sent up in smoke with the rest squirreled away somewhere in his private hidey hole.

UPDATE 11.11.06: is this the Bush family's new secret hidey hole?

They've purchased appr 100,000 acres of land in Northern Paraguay near the new US military installment, the Mariscal Estigarribia Air Base. George and Laura's neighbor will be Sun Myung Moon whose property "sits astride" the largest water aquifer in Latin America, the Guarani Aquifer. Is he making escape plans in case he's brought up on war criminal charges? Will his accusers be part of the escape plans? Do "the elite" protect their own? Do monkeys live in the jungle?

**Where some will see 'previous lives' I see heredity, DNA, and Unconscious behavior.


UPDATE: In my browser it's at the bottom of this page--have added the News Feed from Information Clearing House for "News You Won't Find on CNN"...there are some good articles on their site, too--why hasn't anyone told me about this before? ;O)