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Showing posts with label current events. Show all posts
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Apr 20, 2024

Trump Trial Opening Statements 4.22.24

April 22, 2024 Horoscope: Trump Election Interference Trial Opens, Manhattan, NYC 9:30 am edt; Judge Juan Marchan Presiding; aka, The Trump Hush Money Trial:

Monday April 22, 2024 9:30 am ET Manhattan, NYC

First up we may expect a few minutes of "judicial housekeeping" by Judge Marchan, then opening statements will begin. The first witness is expected to be The National Enquirer's David Pecker, previously in cahoots with pal Trump to squash negative stories about the promiscuous New York playboy who remains an all around cad and bounder.

Trump's first natal planet to rise will be his 11th house Saturn in watery Cancer which conjuncts his Venus (dissatisfaction in relationships) and inconjuncts his natal Moon-South-Node. This natal inconjunct adds great emotional and physical pressure to the Libra Moon inconjunct Saturn in Pisces of the trial, as noted:

In the chart there are two stand-out aspects of adjustment: Moon inconjunct Saturn - with Moon conjunct Trump's natal Jupiter, an aspect of legal and/or religious conflict, and Pluto @2AQ04 (8th house) inconjunct the Ascendant (@1Can25, close enough to a Cardinal World Point of Recognition to gain the world's attention).

The Moon-Saturn aspect indicates his emotional immaturity, his obvious discomfort, and a need to take responsibility, combined with Saturn inconjunct his Jupiter (forever whining, "It's not fair!" when in Libra, sign of The Scales of Justice) which identifies his fear of humiliation, a highly judgmental tendency toward others, excessively strong feelings difficult to hide, and his sense of being betrayed and abandoned. Chart-ruler Moon opposing Venus describes the uncomfortable social situation he's forced to endure, made worse by input from the negative aspect from legal eagle Saturn.

Add the Sun-Pluto square for ego breakdown, physical suffering, and promoting a sense of martyrdom as a sop for his bruised ego (and as a campaign strategy he's already demonstrated for his gullible base's consumption).

Along Comes Heavyweight Pluto

Pluto inconjunct the Ascendant (the trial itself) shows his unwillingness to cooperate in this power struggle as his usual sense of control and the ability to manipulate conditions and people are lacking. It also suggests the defendant's grudge-holding nature, his need to know what questions will be asked if he testifies, old issues being dredged up, and his habit of repeating himself ad nauseum which will not be tolerated by Judge Marchan. No rambling on--stick to the matters at hand!

Yet Trump's tendencies to exaggerate and to make mountains out of molehills when it suits him will be expressed if given a chance; however, testifying planet Mercury opposing his natal proportion-challenged Jupiter denotes a highly unfavorable time for disagreements with authority figures.

And with the trial's Mercury-Moon opposition, the day's energies tend toward wordiness, an altering the facts atmosphere, and the potential that someone's change of heart about participating will bring things to a halt, especially since Mercury Rx won't turn Direct until the evening of Thursday April 25th. Obviously, possible losses of jurors and/or witnesses come to mind due to nervousness over the raptor's sinister gaze and his mob-like intentions.

So despite his strong emotions and deep need to take over the limelight, Mr. Trump will do somewhat better for himself if he keeps his mouth shut and keeps his wide girth off the witness stand.

For more info see the horoscope, Stormy Legalities: 1st Trump Trial of Monday April 15, 2024 which shows a first-house Moon @23Cancer--conjunct Defendant Trump's natal Saturn, with the Moon-Saturn duo emphasizing depression but the pair can also provide ambition, strategy, and direction.

Jan 7, 2019

Oct 16, 2017

Oct 16 2017: Stars Over Washington is 12 years old!

October 16, 2017: Stars Over Washington turns 12 today as its page view count nears two million. As you know, 12 is the age of accountability on the religious plane though this truism may not apply to a Political Astrology blog suffused with its Flower Power author's common good and peacenik sensibilities.

Of course for astrologers, 12 years brings to mind planet Jupiter so naturally I set up SO'W's Jupiter Return horoscope and found that it perfected on September 30, 2017. However, SO'W has never been about money and yours truly, a D.A.R. candidate, has never been on anyone's payroll, political or otherwise, for I'm an equal-opportunity critic of government! Writing this blog of dissent for the sake of America is the very least I can do for my ancestors who sacrificed, fought, and died for this country.

As always, readers are welcome to disagree with my political views but I'm typing them anyway--usually by using the excellent lens of Astrology to peek at the dark creatures who meddle with our lives as if they have the right!

So never mind Jupiter--today let's consider a few factors in the Solar Return 2017 chart of SO'W instead.

Natal and Solar Return (SR) chart-rulers are the same with Leo rising: the Sun in Libra. Both charts show Sun applying to conjoin jolly Jupiter, one of the societal planets (along with Saturn) that can also represent politicians as well as financiers, donors, corporatists, and gurus of various stripes. As chart-ruler of the SR 2017 chart, the Sun applies to three aspects which denote how things will proceed for the upcoming year (until Oct 16, 2018):

1. Sun sextile Saturn (0A13): a time when those in authority--even government!!--can or do offer advice or aid toward success or at least the opportunity (sextile) to achieve it. Yes, SO'W has been contacted by certain politicians over the years but it's confidential and involves no obvious aid that I can tell!

2. Sun opposite Uranus (3A37): unusual or unexpected actions may be taken and/or SO'W may go off in a new direction. There's really no way to tell with quirky Uranus, planet associated with radical politics and Utopians, and with Astrology and Technology.

3. Sun conjunct Jupiter (8A11): courage and optimism increase along with an expansion of knowledge--which is odd since I can hardly keep up with my book, article, and newsletter reading as it is! Plus, if this were transit Jupiter to natal Sun, indications would suggest that a project begun 12 years ago will end or will be raised to a higher level. Well, I did seriously consider ending SO'W last week but instead renewed its domain for another year--if only because 12 is an even number and 11 isn't!

The last chart factor I want to mention today is the Sun-Chiron pair which denotes one's Quest in life. In the natal horoscope of SO'W, Sun squares Chiron denoting that my Quest in setting up and writing SO'W concerned issues of socio-cultural authority (how true--the Bush-Cheney regime was on my last nerve by October 2005).

Now in the SR 2017 chart, Sun inconjuncts Chiron suggesting that for the next year, SO'W's Quest concerns health, education, and welfare (Nolle), three of the areas now under attack by the GOP, corporate Democrats, and their totem moron, Donald Trump, the insulter-in-chief.

Now if these crippling attacks that harm 99% of the American people don't stretch my nerves to a breaking point and inspire my continued dissent, I'm not certain what ever could.

My warmest thanks to all SO'W readers through the years for their kind Comments and encouraging Shares! America Forever, Jude

Feb 17, 2017

Mar 4, 2017: Venus Stations Rx in Aries--leaves Shadow in May

By NASA or Ricardo Nunes [Copyrighted free use or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

March 4, 2017 at 4:08:51 am est (Washington DC) is when transit Venus stands still @13Ari08 and, from our vantage point on planet Earth, seems to begin backward motion. Stationary planets "contain *suspended power" so let's consider what this means for the planet of diplomacy (and war, as ruler of Libra), values and evaluation, perspectives, persuasion, gain, relationships, trans- and other gender issues, and the attraction principle. The Arts, Beauty, and Romance will not be part of our political considerations today but the Venusian desire for change will.

When Lady Venus retrogrades, a process of review begins until she reaches and surpasses her 'shadow degree' which is her Rx Station degree--here, 13Ari08. During this period, her objectives may or may not run counter to tradition and societal proprieties and although current superficial social values may be rejected (Rx) by this Venus (and/or her partners?), she is in a passive state of reconsideration for now. Again, social and political protests particularly by women, will reoccur although their motivations may not 'reach' or agree with the general populace and so may fail to receive approval from everyone (though it's difficult to see how womens' rights and issues could be unapproved by the Collective at this late date!) Protesters' tactics and predictable sabotage ploys by paternalistic forces play a part in this approval-disapproval process as Venus Rx re-evaluates tactics in March into May including financial conditions, plus, there may be a weakening of partnerships or alliances, political and otherwise.

Venus Out of Shadow

Venus reaches shadow degree on May 18, 2017 @12:55:40 pm edt in a Washington DC chart with 00Vir37 on the Ascendant; therefore, Mr. Trump's natal Ascendant (29Leo55), transit North Node (28Leo44 Rx; public contact), and royal star Regulus @00Virgo (success if revenge is avoided) also rise. Transit Venus @13Ari08 is opposed by transit Jupiter @13Lib55 Rx and moneybags Jupiter is again the lead planet in a Locomotive pattern of executive power and success. But are we also seeing Jupiter the General and/or Jupiter the Religious Leader rising? More on the opposition, below.

Now in socio-political realms, Venus represents Culture, the economy and Economics, wealth, diplomacy (as noted above), society and societal trends, values (as noted), biology, the plant kingdom (now being further plundered by corporate interests), metals, and peace (now said to be brought by war). The planet's detached state indicates less moderation from other planets (actors) so that her sign and other astrological conditions are emphasized, in this case, Aries archetypes such as warriors, pioneers, adventurers, rebels, activists, business leaders, technicians, surgeons (abortion issues, repeal of Roe v Wade?) athletes, zealots, ambitious people, arsonists and the fires they set, and generally, energy, motivation, and aggression. The US justice system including the Supreme Court are in the news with America's natal Saturn (14Lib48) (courts, lawmakers) ruled by Venus.

And you may remember that it was Venus in late Sagittarius that announced "an outsider" and "rival" of the administration (then, a Democrat in the White House) who was destined to win the White House in 2016? (My pre-election political speculations are unedited in the post.)

Now we know that a Mars-ruled Venus in Aries can demonstrate a determined desire for change. What changes come depend on many more factors than Venus and Mars in Aries, including transit Pluto, saboteur and artist of transformation, now hanging out on and around the Uranus-Neptune 'new world order' degree of 18 Capricorn with its negative expression of 'smug or strong-armed paternalism'. And you know the midpoint picture now created by creepy planet of the criminal Underworld, Pluto:

Uranus-Neptune = Pluto: the big picture demands a certain course of action, very little option to do otherwise (Tyl) which to me sounds like 'an offer that can't be refused' by our sold-out, intimidated, bribed, or ideological politicians who inexplicably act against society's best interests while representing corporate interests instead of the needs of the constituents they allegedly are in Washington to represent. That Mr. Trump has been read into this 'big picture' agenda and acts in favor of it are obvious for he wouldn't be placed in the White House if he weren't. His campaign promises otherwise ring hollow as any propaganda yours truly has ever heard or read about from our nation's manipulated past.

2017's Venus-Jupiter Opposition

Occurring across the Aries-Libra Self-Other axis, a Venus-Jupiter opposition is no time to mix business with pleasure though Mr. Trump seems to be incapable of understanding the difference and has no desire to avoid such political conflicts of interest or the ethics violations the mix suggests. So let us assume for the purposes of this post that the following factors apply to him in particular if to no one else (although of course they may).

Cultural potentials within the Collective include: pomposity, arrogance, pretentious social climbing, posturing, ostentatious behavior, self-serving justice, values are difficult to defend, perspectives on reality suffer, a sense of proportion goes lacking, and gaudiness fails to impress. Loudly promoted events fall short of the hype, joint ventures may suffer defeat, there's a lack of cooperation, unfulfilled promises cause difficulties, and excesses inconveniently revealed are best forgotten (the culprit hopes!)

Political potentials include: many new and perhaps ill-considered laws, the number of foreign capital investments increase, religious interference in our justice system expands, and foreign raids on the Treasury. Positively there may be expansion in economic forecasts though inflationary factors and/or fraud and corruption continue to lurk underneath which makes a stable basis for our economy uncertain.

Summary: on March 4th, Venus retrogrades in unaspected condition but will receive an aspect from Jupiter as she leaves her shadow on May 18, 2017, and thus gains a better or clearer perspective. That the perspective is from an executive powerhouse Jupiter (the broadcaster and promoter) in Venus-ruled Libra (with all that their opposition implies) presents more of a negative condition than is good for the common good or for the US economy. But maybe circumstances are just dandy fine for the power elite and their financial enablers.


*stationary planets "contain suspended power": Retrograde Planets, Erin Sullivan; '18Cap': The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones; Venus and Mars in Aries: The Combination of Stellar Influences, Reinhold Ebertin; Venus in Politics: Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets, Michael Munkasey.

Feb 26, 2016

Feb 14, 2013

Feb 13, 2013 Activist JFK Jr arrested in Washington

The risky Keystone XL Pipeline is the first issue environmental activists including Robert F. Kennedy Jr are protesting against to get President Obama's attention (and this blogger heartily thanks them for their efforts):

Here's an astrological look at the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy Sr if you'd care to check it out.

Sep 28, 2012

Sep 29, 2012: Happy Birthday, Stephanie Miller!

"Ladies and Gentlemen, it's the Stephanie Miller Show!" Plus, Her Sun-Moon Blend

by Jude Cowell

Since Stehanie Miller's irreverant, hilarious, and smart radio-and-Current TV Show from California let me in on what an entertaining broadcaster this daughter of Barry Goldwater's 1964 VP running mate is, I'd like to say, Happy Birthday, Stephanie!

Below I shall post a tiny smidgeon of astro-details concerning the sharp political analyst and progressive, Stephanie Miller, by considering the signs of her Sun-Moon blend of energies which may help describe her whacky and talented personality. And I mean whacky in a good way for if we don't laugh uproariously at what these political geezers and whippersnappers now infesting Washington DC are up to, then we'll cry and if we cry, we'll feel disheartened, and if we feel disheartened, we'll stay home from voting booths on November 6th, and if we stay home from voting booths on November 6th, corporate agents and backers of special interests will decide many pertinent matters that We the People should be deciding for ourselves without interference from outside or homegrown meddlers following some crazy Utopian dream so old it's gone gray around the muzzle.

Now here's a brief, none too intrusive (I hope!), astro-portrait of Current TV's Stepahanie Miller, born in Washington DC on September 29, 1961...

On that glorious day (using 1:00 pm edt for I know not the hour of her birth), the Sun for the 24-hour period was in early Libra (5:46--6:45), the charming sign of balance and beauty, and the Moon remained in one sign, ranging from 7Gem27 to 20Gem23 with Gemini the sign of Communications, News, and Youthful Fun--for which she harbors a reigning need (as denoted by one's Moon sign.)

Having Sun Lib-Moon Gem gives Stephanie a Double Air blend: gracious and intelligent, reasonable and clear-headed, witty and urbane, and a natural communicator who soars while building ideal political, social, and philosophical schemes for improving man-and-womankind's lots in life. Great for comedy!

This combo of energies (Sun = conscious mind, Moon = the unconscious--blending them is the most creative way to be!) leans Ms. Miller toward deep friendships though she prefers to remain carefree. A natural teacher, knowledge is important and novelty keeps things fresh for Geminis her many talents may be fully developed through focused efforts would add a new level of accomplishment to Stephanie's trophy collection!

Plus, Sun Lib-Moon Gem indicates one whose liveliness, diplomacy, and justice-seeking engages millions of fans on radio, TV, and onstage with her Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour starring Steph and a revolving cast of John Fugelsang, Hal Sparks, and Aisha Tyler. Mr. Fugelsang, soon to have his own show on Current TV, has asserted that people trust comedians most because when they're really funny, jokes have a huge helping of truth in them.

And audiences laughing at politicians and their political antics is fun and lets off a bit of frustration, I say. It's as if Stephanie, who grew up around Politics, lets us in on the cosmic joke we're being played for by the ruling elite, for most often the joke is at our expense.

Here are the planetary conjunctions of September 29, 1961: Venus in Virgo conjunct Pluto (sexy liberal!), Mercury conjunct Mars in Libra-Scorpio (political opininions that irk some people), Jupiter in Capricorn conjunct Saturn (drive toward major success!), and Uranus conjunct North Node (progressive political groups and activities, electronic broadcasting, new contacts and associations.)

Yes, Stephanie is a reveller and yet--a helper, as she often admits on air. But there's one cosmically curious synchronicity which you may not know: that her Sun Lib-Moon Gem personality blend is shared natally by Brigitte Bardot who so helpfully alerted us that, "There are no ugly women. Every woman is a Venus in her own way."

Happy Birthday, Stephanie, and have a great birthday show this Saturday night!


Recommended: Sun Sign-Moon Sign, by Charles & Suzi Harvey.

Jun 6, 2011

Keith Olbermann on Labor Unions in America (video) current tv

The birth of the Labor Movement in America is marked indelibly by a horrendous and sad event: the Haymarket Fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, Manhattan NY 1911 when many people jumped to their deaths on the pavements of New York City, many of them with clothes and hair flaming. Most were young people, the majority of them young ladies. Immigrants were prominent in number though not prominent in the least by social or financial status.

If it sounds familiar, perhaps it was meant to...

The Tower card ~16~

As with the attacks of 9/11/01, the horrible scene in 1911 echoes and is echoed archetypally by The Tower card in the Tarot deck and you know the image: disaster has struck and old, false values suddenly lose their justification and persuasion; people jump from the only windows they can find as terror and chaos are set loose.

Cold reality must be faced even if grim - but as our unbalanced world demands, the coldness is most often faced by some much more deeply and harmfully than by others.

The Tower (like the Tower of Babel, mankind's first attempt at establishing Corporatism - and even a New World Order) is, like the Egyptian-looking symbolism on US money, based on a pyramid of power, so Ponzi-esque by form and function that seeds of its future collapse are ingrained in its DNA, at its very beginning or core. Of course by natural law we earthlings understand that everything that has a beginning has an ending in this dualistic world of temporary maya (illusion.)

And with this, the system or language of Astrology agrees. (Ex: nothing can transpire in transits or progressions without its first being promised in the natal horoscope - at birth; the realm and scale of events and our reactions to them may be molded or amended by conscious choice; aka, free will.)

Obsessed and Compulsed in The City

An obsessive drive toward Success makes necessary that a detached few at the tip top (capstone) secluded upon The Mountain (Pinnacle of Success) contend with hordes of oppressed masses discarded at bottom who are the serfs and pawns scattered across the globe. The masses (Neptune) are aka, The Collective; or, Modern Humanity. Or they are more rightly called, you and me. The select few power elite are of the clan of man, too, though they like to pretend otherwise with their daintily pretty minds a la Barbara Bush.

Yet no human being exists outside the law of karma: we reap what we sow. Though they won't be, the elites should be worried about fate considering the anti-social, psychopathic trash they put out upon the earthly plane, so much of it based on lies and innuendo.

Keith Olbermann on Video March 2011

As Mr. Olbermann reminds us in this March 2011 speech delivered to his alma mater Cornell University, the 168 victims in NYC did not actually die from the fire but from a major barrier put in place by management.

They died because the factory doors were chained shut to keep out
labor union organizers who'd been coming around, wanting to improve working conditions that bordered on barbarism (the province of Pluto/Chiron's plutocracy, imperialism, corporatism, primal violence, etc.) Some would say conditions set by factory owners left the realm of gentility long before and I must suppose that this is true. Many of the women who died in the Haymarket Fire had been part of protests recently mounted which won the approval of much of the public.

The street protesters showed - and publicized - the factory owners in a bad light. So before too long, the workers and their dreams hit the very same NY pavements in a very different way. And not to rise or protest ever again.

A determined rush toward wealth and power seems indicated on the part of the manufacturing class as revealed in this criminally inspired sabotage and mass murder. The one who lit the match seems never to have been publicly identified though a cigarette circle taking a break upstairs has been mentioned. An owner may have been part of the match-or-cig-tossing group, one who could easily have calculated the risks before committing arson.

Did they think or assume arrogantly that the factory's locked doors would remain shrouded, an unknown bit of evidence during the trial? (I'd be interested in scanning over a transcript for I have questions.)

In spite of, or because of, the Progressive Movement in the first decade of the 1900s producing social improvements (after conditions had been really neglected for decades with workers treated little better than animals), such actions as setting a convenient fire to ruin one's business establishment (possibly for insurance pay-outs) is not as far-fetched as we'd prefer it to appear.

Click if you wish to read my consideration of the horoscope of the Triangle Factory Fire of March 25, 1911 (chart not shown.)

And yes, there is a major correlation - a resonance - between the 1911 fire and the chart of WTC 9/11/01. We already know that the location is basically the same (Manhattan) so reviewing the natal chart for Manhattan (Feb 12, 1653 12:00 pm LMT Manhattan NY); ASC 15Gem28 with Pluto 12Gem05 Rx rising; 8th cusp 7Cap00, the spot in the Zodiac where wealthy saboteur Pluto now lurks, poised before entering the 8th house of Shared Resources, Big Business, and Corporatism.

Bascially, I'd say that in 1911, profit margins were king and social climbing was Queen. The TRiangle Factory Fire happened 100 years ago and its affects still echo through the decades to our ears now highly sensitized by the events of 9/11.

And when we subtract 1911 (Haymarket Fire) and from 9/11's 2001, we find that the two events occurred 90 years apart which represents a square aspect (1 year = 1 degree; 90 x 4 = 360 degrees of the Zodiac-circle.) Squares = obstacles and blockages, associated with the numbers 4, 8, 16, 32, etc, and relates to the physical plane (The Cross of Matter); the psychological and intuitional planes are also involved due to life's complexities expressed on various levels of existence.

So both events share a theme in common: removing obstacles and blockages by force so that a way ahead is cleared for a new beginning. Just like new growth that sprouts after the dust clears from the ruins of The Tower.

Here's a link where you can watch the video or read the transcript of Keith Olbermann speaking in March 2011 at Cornell University (part 2 of 3): America and labor..., or simply hang out at Stars Over Washington long enough to watch Part 2 of Keith's remarks right here if the video ever displays properly. Which at the moment it is not doing but I'll leave the code here until tomorrow, just in case:

Countdown with Keith Olbermann begins broadcasting anew on Current TV on Monday June 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm edt. Consult your TV listings for further information.

Oct 3, 2008

What fraudulent leadership can do for you

Fraudulent political leadership can do many things for people most of which you wouldn't wish on a dog.

And if you're 90 years old and are victimized by a squirrelly mortgage scam issuing from the bowels of a deregulated industry, you, or someone you care about, can end up like Mrs. Polk:

Aug 29, 2008

Palin ready to be demi-leader of the free world?

Yes I know the 'free world' is on the endangered species list but does Sara Heath Palin look ready to be in line for the US presidency to you?

Celebrity status vs Obama's celebrity status...are they trying to make us crazy?

I blame Reagan...he started it.

photo courtesy of AP, wonkette, and The NY Daily News.

Here's my post on Sara Palin's natal chart with some very interesting insights to be found in the post's comment thread.

Aug 27, 2008

Obama to Denver - Moon back in bounds 8.27.08

This morning at appr 8:46 am MDT, the Moon returns within the earthly plane and at some point Barack Obama's plane lands in Denver, Colorado for DNC 2008.

Considering the Moon's astrological influences of fame and publicity, Luna's coming back in bounds seems to be an obvious pointer toward the popular Dem candidate now making the scene in the biggest way as he enters the realm of the convention being held in honor of his annointing!

Well see a 'famous Moon' deliver a Mercurial speech on Thursday night.

Small Caution: if you visit the post linked above, you'll find astrologese therein but not to fret - it's translated into English as best this reluctant astrologer can manage.

The very apt Sabian Symbol (word picture) involved with today's timing of the Moon's return to the earthly plane is '25 Cancer' - conjunct US natal Mercury from 1776!

Moon-Mercury contacts give great perceptual ability, receptivity, and often relate to the family in some way. In Obama's case this may be his own family (a shout-out? and/or to the family of mankind); and the audience (Moon) will be very receptive to his speech (Mercury.)

Yes, Obama, the big tent revivalist, is about to do his work Thursday evening while the transiting Mars/Saturn midpoint ('hard work; directed energy; actions restricted') sits upon his natal Mars degree.

This is part of my previously mentioned concerns this week about Obama's safety...that it's piled upon US natal Neptune if you'd like to fret with me here's the midpoint picture created with poison-flavored Neptune of deception and veiling fame - Mars/Saturn may also have a 'threat to health' influence...

Mars/Saturn = Neptune: feeling threatened (he has been and so have we - as he has been saying, the American people are 'fearful'); waning powers of resistance and weakening efforts; undermining of vitality through poison, gas, or epidemic; a grievous loss; a mysterious death. (Tyl; Ebertin.)

This is an ugly portent which one hopes will be avoided if need be especially since it affects America's Neptune in Virgo, sign of tummy troubles and health. Hope no one catches the flu! And Virgo's work association is on the table too, or under the table with so many American jobs already lost.

So you can read all about it at Jude's Threshold plus, I'm certain you can find other astrological analyses online of the DNC shendig by tossing your browser a very short distance toward all the wonderful Astrology bloggers waiting for you in cyberspace!

Here's one of my many Moon Art images, Moon Trail, from Secret Moon Art!

Aug 18, 2008

The West: wrong about Georgia?

Why The West Has Got It So Wrong Over Georgia


It's a sobering thought that, if George W. Bush had had his way and Georgia had been a member of Nato, we would now be at war with Russia.

Read more at ICH.


Or would Russia have thought twice?

Aug 16, 2008

Russia has a natal chart, too

There's a freshly published smorgasbord of Astrology bits relating to Russia's 1990 natal chart, 9/11, Islam's Neptune Return, and current Eclipse info waiting patiently for you at Jude's Threshold where I attempt to weave a bloggish tapestry of Art, Astrology, Politics, and the occasional political rhyme around the fringes.

But not to fret for no mention of the Beijing Olympics appears and there are no political rhymes lurking there at the moment - and for these lacks you may be most thankful!

Aug 14, 2008

Some notes on Bill Gwatney

You'll find that a few notes on Wednesday's transits to the solar natal chart of Bill Gwatney have been published at Jude's Threshold.

As Dem Party chairman for Arkansas, Mr. Gwatney (born August 26, 1959) and was shot and killed Wednesday, August 13, at Dem headquarters in Little Rock by a man who had been fired from his job earlier in the day. Why Gwatney had to pay isn't known but three transits in particular to his chart indicate risky times and confrontations - plus drunken Bacchus was conjunct Mars on Wednesday.

If you have any comments or observations concerning this sad case, please leave them at the above blog or here, for more details will surely come out as the investigation goes forward.

Aug 13, 2008

American Insouciance, Nukes, and Israel

Will American Insouciance Destroy the World?

By Paul Craig Roberts

The neoconned Bush Regime and the Israeli-occupied American media are heading the innocent world toward nuclear war.


U.S. Puts Brakes on Israeli Plan for Attack on Iran Nuclear Facilities

By Aluf Benn, Haaretz Correspondent

The American administration has rejected an Israeli request for military equipment and support that would improve Israel's ability to attack Iran's nuclear facilities.


"The Neocons Are Dying to Nuke Iran"

An interview with Dr. Paul Craig Roberts By Kathy Sanborn

What was your wake-up call, Dr. Roberts, to the fact that the current administration was determined to take away the civil liberties of Americans?

Aug 11, 2008

Georgia vs South Ossetia: old is new

Today there's been a post published with some background on the Georgia-South Ossetia region and their re-ignited 100-year conflict along with some regional details I discovered in The Century Cyclopdia, circa 1898, which you may find of interest.

Guess re-igniting flames of contention is easy when things smolder for so long - and you have cynical politicians around who don't mind using you to promote their own agendas for state control.

Aug 10, 2008

August 1 Solar Eclipse: video

Considering the Beijing Olympic Games, with heinous murder to their credit within the first 24 hours, and the aggressions going on between Russia and Georgia (which may involve the US and NATO and be the start of WWIII, some fret), the recent Solar Eclipse of August 1 deserves a second or third viewing - its effects may be with us way longer than we wish them to be.

Now you may see a brief *Saturn ad first, but that will soon pass. Actually I drive a Saturn and it's a great car as cars go!

*I just checked the video and got a Brita ad but can't say I've used Brita in years...guess it's an ad smorgasbord...take your chances!

Aug 8, 2008

Cat limericks Beijing Olympics!

Heads-up, cat limerick lovers - Cat from Beijing has been typed up and published by yours truly on behalf of Mr. A. Cat, an agent formerly in service to our nation, who phoned in a verse today concerning the Olympics in Beijing, China.

You'll find a photo of a Turkish Van, too - ever seen one of these marvelous water-loving kitties? Good thing there's no Turkish Van in the swim competition or Michael Phelps might be in for some real trouble!


And on a serious note, you'll find a fresh post at Jude's Threshold concerning Bruce Ivins' natal (solar) chart and the FBI's attempt to close the anthrax letters case.

Post is titled, Bruce Ivins and the Quindecile Effect.

Jul 31, 2008

Headed for China: the August 1 Solar Eclipse

Space Weather News for July 31, 2008

SOLAR ECLIPSE: On Friday, August 1st, the Moon will pass directly in front of the Sun producing a total solar eclipse. The narrow path of totality stretches from arctic Canada through Greenland, Siberia, and Mongolia, and comes to an end in China where millions of people will witness the event.

Even more people will see the partial eclipse, visible from almost all of Europe, the Middle East, India, Asia and a corner of North America.

The action begins at approximately 09:20 UT (5:20 am EDT) when the Moon's shadow first hits Earth in northern Canada and begins its rapid sweep toward China.

Visit for photos, webcasts, timetables and full coverage of the eclipse. #


On August 17, 2007 I wrote a post about the NYSE's Pre-Natal Eclipse Series - which repeats tomorrow, Aug 1, 2008, along with a few notes from astrologer Sybil Leek concerning Neptune in Scorpio, sign of big business and marking the start of living beyond one's means bwo credit cards, plus some comments on Ben Bernanke. (Given today's financial mess the 'experts' have dumped us in, I want to type Stanky Bernanke but guess I'd better not. What then would I call the rest of 'em?)

Anyway, here's the post link if you'd like to peruse:

NYSE and its Solar Eclipse Series 2008