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Showing posts with label politcal astrology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label politcal astrology. Show all posts

Dec 20, 2012

The Mystery of Boehner's Plan B and a Temporary YOD

A Saturnian YOD, a Selfish Republican Ploy, and a Merry Christmas! to Us

by Jude Cowell

After hours of watching political pundits and reporters talking on TV about how Speaker John Boehner will put up his 'Plan B' for a House vote today, I've been waiting to hear them answer their own queries: Why is Mr. Boehner wasting time (and our money) proposing Plan B when it won't pass the Democratic Senate?What is he up to?

If any pundits have mentioned or written about the reason for Plan B, I've missed it and believe the answer to the Mystery of Plan B is found in Boehner's remarks: that if Plan B isn't agreed to by President Obama, then HE will be the one who is "responsible" for the biggest tax increase" on the American people in US history...not Republicans who, it has been often said since the November re-election of Barack Obama, will be held responsible for driving our nation off the (artificially engineered) 'fiscal cliff' if the White House won't compromise.

He said it himself! So can Boehner's cynical political ploy be any clearer? Won't any political expert on my TV state the obvious? Does the good of the country figure into the deal for the GOP at all?

Well, I wanted to get that said before I popped but have little time today for Political Astrology blogging so I'll simply add a few notes: no matter what occurs in Washington DC today, all day the Sun (leadership) remains at 29Sag+ (29 = a crisis degree), with its Sabian Symbol for '30Sag': "The Pope Blessing the Faithful." Now I don't even want to go there. Where? Where the Vatican might have any say in America's budget/fiscal negotiations of 2012. You can't make me (!) but you might imagine for yourself.

And with the Moon (We the People; publicity) in Mars-ruled Aries today, tempers may flair. Plus, the Sun-Moon blend of energies may lend a smidgeon of flavor to whatever occurs this December 20, 2012:

Sun Sag-Moon Ari (double Fire = volatile, hot, dramatic) tends toward a dislike for details (maybe ALEC can write something for our bought-off 'lawmakers'--again), a neurotic need to be affirmed as "the biggest and best" (politics!), insensitivity when listening to others (if they listen at all), impatience, courage, and falling into black moods when things don't go their way.

And with a temporary YOD pattern between Moon-Jupiter-Saturn joining the current Saturn-Pluto-Jupiter Rx YOD, the planet on the 'hotseat' (YOD's apex) is constricting Saturn which happens to be conjoining President Obama's natal Neptune in Scorpio.

Now Alan Oken gives a Moon-Jupiter sextile as the 'ray of hope' aspect (I know, because there's one in my natal chart and he consulted with me on it)--and I believe I've heard that phrase used by pundits this week already though it seems impossible that Plan B is that hope--especially since the Moon-Jupiter sextile is the base of a YOD pointing to Saturn and to the president's natal Neptune.

The midpoint pictures the temporary YOD pattern creates may be quite revealing--see what you think:

Moon-Jupiter = Saturn: interference through outside restrictions; becoming distant from important emotions.

Moon-Jupiter = BHO's n Neptune: losing focus of objectives; success feels like its leaving one's grasp.

Well, I hope that President Obama doesn't 'lose the plot' and succumb to the GOP 'Plan B' attempt to make the White House the scape goat for America going off the 'fiscal cliff' come 12:00 am New Year's Day 2013. Besides, the public knows who's most to blame and their initials are GOP.

Oh, and the Harveys give two 'Images for Integration' in their Sun Sign-Moon Sign book to describe the Sun Sag-Moon Ari combo so I'll close with them and with two quotes from someone who shares the blend natally:

"He who would be King postpones the coronation for a trek through the Himalayas...A mature student discovers her political convictions and debating talents through confronting the corruption of academia." (Then she's got a lot of debating to do!)

"There was things which he stretched but mainly he told the truth."

"Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest."

--Mark Twain (known for his black moods.)

Mar 2, 2008

Noam Chomsky: media plays the game

The media want to maintain their intimate relation to state power. They want to get leaks, they want to get invited to the press conferences. They want to rub shoulders with the Secretary of State, all that kind of business. To do that, you've got to play the game, and playing the game means telling their lies, serving as their disinformation apparatus. -Noam Chomsky

Here are some natal details on Chomsky, and this recent post concerns America's backing of Israel and the upcoming Saturn-Uranus opposition, a cycle which began with their conjunction in 1988 and which was triggered by Dec 2007's Great Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction.

Jul 4, 2007

America's Solar Return 2007

Here are a few July 4 headlines to mark America's 231st birthday today although the Sun actually returns to her natal degree July 5, 1:27 pm, Washington DC.) Beware: propaganda may be present in nebulous quantities:

Bush invites just a few to hear Independence Day war-promo speech and reads from a 1777 newspaper article about the 1777 celebration in Philadelphia--they "toasted democracy" back then--and since history repeats--so does Bush!

Kidnapped BBC Reporter Freed in Gaza which is my favorite news of the day so far!

Gore's Son Arrested on Drug Suspicion as the fragrance of marijunana wafted from the car window, Al III's bail was set to a mere $20,000 even with a bunch of Viocodins, Valiums, Xanaxes, and Adderall tabs on the menu. Guess it's who you know.

Putin Predicts Progress in US Relations (who didn't see that coming?)

Search for Sept 11 Remains to Continue (someone ought to be ashamed--six years!)

And there's a Solar Eclipse on Sept 11, 2007 in the 9 New South (18Virgo); this series tends to bring to the surface or the consciousness long-term worries about loved ones, health, or issues to do with paperwork or communications (those mysteriously missing emails, Karl?).

This eclipse series first manifested July 19, 1917 with Sun/Moon 25Can51, and Venus at 18Leo18--her degree on Sept 11, 2001, and the Solar Eclipse degree of Aug 11, 1999, the "Mother of All Eclipses" or aka The King of Alarm Eclipse of Nostradamus.

Bringing to the surface seems to already in progress as described in the article!

America's 2007 Solar Return Chart:

Here are the applying aspects of the Sun which describe how things will go in the next year for the initiatives, goals, and aspirations of our nation (and of her 'leader'):

1. Sun Quindecile (165 degr) Pluto (1A06): intense drive gains power and control; ruthless, manipulative, intimidating; purges old concepts; can possess strength of character; self-evaluation needed and beneficial (The Quindecile, Ricki Reeves.)

2. Sun inconjunct (150 degr) Chiron (1A18): total drive toward The Quest; rigidity about destiny hardens; the effect is like a loaded stick of dynamite (Chiron, Barbara Hand Clow.)

The Sun squares SR ASC (1A18; 14Lib37 so US natal Saturn is rising along with her natal Sun SQ Saturn--SR Sun is at MC, 2007 is a pivotal year for America with SR Sun conj an angle.)

Sun also is applying to MC (3A24), MC 16Can43 which links to the Pentagon's natal chart.

3. Sun trine (120 degr) Uranus (5A19): good fortune comes but may not be manipulated; some who seek more ego-satisfaction may advance; leadership, willpower, and career goals may prosper--but 'expect the unexpected.'

With America's natal Sun/Saturn square being in focus in the 2007 Solar Return chart we also find two asteroids rising as well with n Saturn (responsibility; restriction; control; accountability; the Old Man; authority figures) and these are:

Juno, the Wife, associated with legal relationships, wanting justice, fairness, and balance; restrictions (echoes Saturn); the abused/the abuser.

Tisiphone: retaliation.

The only midpoint picture becomes two when you substitute SR ASC for n Saturn:

NN/ASC = Pluto: strange or fated associations; power plays with others for personal advancement.

NN/ASC = n Saturn: oppression; suppression; separation or seclusion; conservatism; prevailing with wisdom and realism (that'd be refreshing coming from Washington, wouldn't it?)

There's a lot more I could say in the "speculation; wastefulness" areas for this Solar Return year but I'd be repeating myself since the beginning of this blog about the fleas and other crawly things of Washington. Attacked from without and within, America needs a lightening bug of truth to illumine her way in spite of all who wish her harm, and the maturity to stand up and make the changes which are now so obviously necessary.

Perhaps Saturn rising for 2007 will remind us of her natal ability for taking responsibility for past actions (planet Saturn would love that!) and our eternal youth image in the world (Gemini) might ripen to wiser maturity.

For abolishing a government not doing the People's will is our right...see this document and substitute Bush-Cheney for the king we railed against 231 years ago.

Seems an Ideal's dream of perfection is never done, is it?

Jun 20, 2007

Michael Bloomberg

Well here's the coy financier's natal data: Feb 14, 1942; 3:40 pm EWT; Brighton, MA; (RR:AA) and you may wish to view his natal horoscope with Cancer rising.

This is the natal chart of an egotist, who's good with technology, and may have occult leanings, but let's talk amongst ourselves while Bloomberg's Sun AQ-Moon AQ personality blend says he is friendly but detached, independent and gregarious (Jupiter in Gemini loves to converse and has helped him with his early understanding and expansion of technological advancements in his businesses), is highly observant, clear-headed, and well-meaning. (Seems to be reasonably well-meaning for an egotist--we'll see.-jc)

Yes, Michael Bloomberg is a law-unto-himself who wants to do things his way. (A perfect description for you-know-who in the Oval Office circa 2017--?:law under to himself?-- another one worse than the first!-jc)

This pair's dark side has a tendency toward making blunt, insensitive remarks due to comparing people to closely-held ideals. Disliking restraints of any kind, this blend tends to "live in the head"--this is a highly inspirational combo and is supported by Bloomberg's Pre-Natal Eclipse Series (PE) which for him is 16 North, a gentle series having to do with 'unconscious material rising and bringing along with it great insights and good ideas which may be profitably acted upon' (Brady's Predictive Astrology.

A Solar Eclipse occurred in the 16 North series in 1995 @00Scorpio, again in 2013 @11Scorpio; next 16 North eclipse occurs @22Scorpio on November 14, 2031.

Bloomberg's Pre-Natal Eclipse Series:

For Mr. Bloomberg a 16 North eclipse occurred prior to birth (his 'PE') at "28Virgo": "A bald-headed man dominates a gathering of national figures"...Keyword: DOMINANCE--

positive expression: accomplishment through a completeness of self-mastery and a rigid control of others; negative/shadow side: a sadistic sophistication.

Note that a cosmic time link was formed by a Solar Eclipse conjunct the same degree (29Virgo) on September 22, 2006, in the 8 South Series with themes of 'separation, loss; to be finished, sad partings' (Brady).

Well there's a peek at Bloomberg with more to come--he doesn't have to declare his presidential aspirations until May 2008 so the twists and turns of fate and his own nature--plus, the chaos principle--will intervene in unforeseen ways. (Update 11/08/19: as you know, his 2008 campaign didn't last long. Now in 2019 Bloomberg is belatedly toying once again with a presidential run which is why I have today updated this post.

UPDATE 4:44 pm edt: neglected to give Bloomberg's Sun-Moon Image for Integration:

"The Jolly Green Giant."

Second Update 'today' November 8, 2019 by jc.

For more personality details see Sun Sign-Moon Sign by Charles & Suzy Harvey

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.)

May 18, 2007

had Lincoln survived

It's time for the annual University of Maryland Medical School Conference where they re-examine the deaths of historical figures to see if the diagnoses of the times were correct.

This year it's President Abraham Lincoln's head wound and his demise 10 days later that falls under their microscopes as the Conference Ponders Lincoln's Survival and apparently, if modern technology had been available in 1865, the consensus is that Lincoln would have probably survived his wound.

Yet brain injuries are unpredictable so his communication abilities are in doubt and a lengthy recuperation would have been in store.

His secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, who made several decisions the day after the assassination, would have taken the oath of office rather than Andrew Johnson if Lincoln had survived, and the course of US history could've or would've been changed, according to US presidential historian, Steven Lee Carson, who surmises that the US "would have been a better and more just nation, especially on race matters, in a far quicker fashion."

Me? I'm not so sure, given that all effects are a result of many causes, so who knows if things would've been better or "more just" any sooner? Plus, I believe we're in process of heading backward on these issues, circa 2007 (as in, the undermined (In-)Justice Dept.)

Still, it's all very interesting to surmise--medically and politically.

Because in 1865, the who's-in-charge question concerning presidential incapacitation was answered on a case-by-case basis until JFK's assassination thanks to the addition of the transfer-of-power 25th Amendment...and we know who benefited from that.

So let us consider Lincoln's Minor Progressions for today, May 18 (noon) and see if Abe has a message for the nation (click to enlarge esp if you're a fan of the chicken-scratch)...I'll be using the WHAT/WHERE, HOW/WHY method with Sabian Symbols for the angles of the chart, with negative interpretations for them--because I think they're more instructive in these difficult times:

"17Sag" ASC = WHAT? "An Easter sunrise service"...REBIRTH...

neg/shadow side: overconcern with superficial form and ceremony;

"17Gem" DESC = WHERE (Or 'leads to WHERE?') "The head of a youth dissolved into the head of mentality (or 'into that of a mature thinker')...DEVELOPMENT...

neg/shadow side: a defeat of accomplishment by a senseless clinging to the illusions of youth;

"5Ari" IC = HOW? ""A triangle with wings"...ZEAL...

neg/shadow side: blissful obliviousness to all normal or everyday considerations;

"5Lib" MC = WHY? "A man teaching the true inner knowledge"...AFFINITY...

neg/shadow side: fatuous pride in the self's acumen and subtle or underhanded attempts to dominate everyone.

You'll notice the Sun/Mercury conjunction rising and in fated degree while trining the Moon (the other trine or triangle being the karmic Saturn's trine with North Saturn is in fated Nodal degree) and NN is at "18Cap" which is the New World Order degree (as I think of it..the Great Conjunction degree of Uranus/Neptune Oct 24, 1993--their conj #3 of 3.)

Not that globalists weren't busy planning prior to 1993, but this is the "Union Jack" degree which I have used to pinpoint the NWO bwo Sabian Symbols (yes, it's allowed)...


neg/shadow side: smug or strong-armed paternalism.

And karmic Saturn-with-wings?

"19Tau"..."A new continent arises out of the ocean"...traditionally refers to America herself, but in the NWO context, may refer to the draconian North American Union they're slipping by us--US + Canada + Mexico-- meant to hold paws and cross hooves with the EU which they've already shoved through.

Here's the rest for "19Tau"...ORIGINALITY...

neg/shadow side: a genius for futile turmoil and persistent upset.

Fearmongering? Red-herring issues? Diversions of the political kind? Or how about prez campaigners "debating" anything BUT what we really need to talk and know about?

The Sabian Symbol for Lincoln's Minor Sun/Mercury conj...

"A child and a dog with borrowed eyeglasses"...EXAMINATION...

neg/shadow side: distorted vision and self-defeating prejudice.

It occurs to me that the opposite or Illumination Point of this degree, "21Gem" would be instructive as well:

"21 Gem"..."A labor demonstration"...REPRESENTATION...

neg/shadow side: futile ill-will and bluster (perhaps the 'Immigration bill'?)

Yes, "21Gem" points to George Bush's natal Uranus/NN conjunction, which is the 'reformist political groups and associations' combo.

Now you had to know I'd be bringing his sorry tush into it somewhere, didn't you? It's so easy with a cuss like him...

May 14, 2007

New Moon: Wednesday 5.16.07

As a new beginning, Wednesday's New Moon should be interesting esp since it occurs in the middle of Whistleblowers Week--or 'Whistleblower' singular, if you prefer--and with tr Mars 00Ari56 conj Aries Point (AP) it's the start of a new 2-year cycle for Mars-ruled activities...kind of a 'springtime' for Mars aka the god of war and explosions...but may also describe positive activities as well--motivation (another Mars word) is important.

AP = a world manifestation point when big events tend to happpen which affect many people...and testy Mars rules pioneering, me-first Aries.

Setting the New Moon chart for Washington, New Moon 25Tau33 at 3:27 pm edt with Mars and Pluto both angular...not the most comforting chart, is it?

Let's consider "25Tau" and "26Tau" for our Symbols...this is a part of the zodiac where two nasty Fixed Stars are located, both very active in the world now--and in the Middle East--Algol and Capulus. One is destructive and vengeful female energy, the other intense male energy...but first, the degrees' Symbols for the New Moon:

"25Tau": "A large well-kept public park (in CA? DC or NYC?)...RECREATION:

pos: a high devotion to the practical welfare of all people collectively;

neg: complete surrender of personality to mass judgments and transient superficialities.

"26Tau": "A Spaniard serenading his senorita"...CONSTANCY:

pos: the continual reassurance by which the will of man coaxes the depths of his soul into his experience;

neg: futile attempts to control life by empty blandishment.

(from Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Dr. Marc Edmund Jones.)

Fixed Stars:

Algol: ruthless female passion; in China, known as piled up corpses; in Arabia, the wife of the devil, or the Head of the Demon.

Algol's companion star, Capulus: intense male passion; focused, decisive, ruthless; relates to the "if it can be touched, weighed, or seen" mentality; blindness; penetrating action; keyphrase: to lose one's head.

The current Solar Eclipse degree from March 19 (9 New North: 28 Pis) is setting in the New Moon chart (i.e. conj DESC), and the previous Solar Eclipse degree from Sept 22, 2006 (8 South: 29 Vir) is rising:

9 New North: great physical effort, violence, or accidents are possible--be mindful of safety issues (our current Eclipse phase.)

8 South: separation and loss; sad endings; physical injury possible. (Predictive Astrology, Bernadette Brady; available at

The New Moon of May 16 has the most links and connections natally to the chart of Dick Cheney:

NM Mars: opposes n Neptune (efforts come to nothing or are off-the-mark; may undermine health); trine n Pluto (recuperative power; intense energy in environment) and n Chiron; conj SN--will there be a separation from a relationship?

NM Jupiter: square n Moon; conj n Mars; and sesquisquare n Pluto...this last may be a health indicator;

NM Saturn: opposes n Mercury; trine n Mars; square n Uranus (clash between old methods vs new--authority seen as 'in the past');

NM Neptune: conj n Mercury (murky thinking; deceitful information); square n Neptune (society throws obstacle in the path which cause disappointment and dissatisfaction);
square n MC (his Aspiration Point--his true goals still obscured and may be dissolved; Career Status may be undermined);

NM Pluto: square n Moon (determination to achieve goals is blocked or tested; physical health may be affected); semi-sq n Sun: health irritations; square n Neptune (conservatism and political power at odds with spiritual ideals); inconj n Chiron. Contacts between Pluto and Chiron bring up Pluto/Chiron issues...plutocracy, oppression, class warfare...inconjunt = adjustment, crisis.

NM Jupiter conj n Mars: may be too confident, but can have a supporting influence, including healthwise. Expansive Jupiter has been playing about with Cheney's n Mars bwo Jup's ongoing RX phase and will continue to support or overexpand his actions and activities. His recent trip to Iraq was under this transit which causes an attraction to luxurious travel and indulgences, and has a risk-taking flavor.

With tr Pluto squaring his n Moon/Neptune opposition we see this picture:

Moon/Neptune = Pluto: high sensitivity; emotional shock, upheaval, or change.

Since I will be keeping my squintiest eye upon the planets this week, I hope you'll check back as Whistleblowers Week grinds on in Washington.

May 13, 2007

The Neocons' Perfect Storm blows in

Geoffrey Wheatcroft has an interesting article in The Guardian detailing the demise of the Neocon's grand scheme now collapsing all around their sorry ears-- and unfortunately around everyone else's as well.

You can read it bwo of the excellent Information Clearing House:

This Perfect Storm Will Finally Detroy the Neocon Project includes some analysis of Tony Blair's poodle tenure.

Two questions:

If Blair has been Bush's poodle, what was the Queen?

Millions of people dead and maimed and it was just a project?

Then you may wish to read about Gordon Brown's reverence for Robert Kennedy and his attempt to latch onto the K-Myth (seems typical these days that it would be a myth, doesn't it?) in an article by John Pilger --who was there at RFK's assassination and has a more, shall we say...realistic view of the man.

The Kennedy Myth Rises Again details how it was when McCarthy-admirer and counsel RFK was running for prez and was just as cynical and ruthless as the next politician.

And one more thing: 6 new verses of limericking now available at Lim's Limericks if you're curious about Mr.A.Cat's views on some of our current crop of prez candidates...such as they are...myths not included.

May 12, 2007

Bush's Progr'd Chart 5.12.07

Playing US President is a busy undertaking--it's hard werk, yall--and we might expect that George Bush's Secondary Progressed chart (physical plane) would be very active at the moment.

It is.

If you click to enlarge the chart you may see the Sun Vir/Moon Cap blend which gives these Images for Intergration:

A student passes entrance examination to a prestigious technical college...A headline: 'Small-town boy makes good...Fine bone china (my italics-jc)

(The first word picture sadly reminds me of the posthumous degrees that VA Tech is awarding this weekend.)

There are three midpoints rising in GB's Sec chart:

Jupiter/Pluto = ASC: organizing talent; desire for power; far-sightedness; prudence.

(The Jup/Pluto combo is a significator of plutocracy as is Pluto/Chiron.)

Mercury/Neptune = ASC: potential overreaction to others; exploitation or being exploited.

Ven/Pluto = ASC: an attractive personality wielding a great influence over others; an unusual love affair.

At MC (the Aspiration or WHY Point of the chart--the most visible point) we see Uranus/NN--the unusual political groups combo with the reformists' swagger...

Ura/NN = MC: the desire to bring plans to fruition jointly with others; seeking stimulating ideas from others (see Sec Moon degree's Symbol below); teamwork paying off; professional recognition.

Transit Saturn, now direct, is tromping on Bush's Sec Mars/Uranus midpoint...

Mars/Ura = tr Saturn:

A clash between controls and the freest spirit; controls cannot be tolerated; potential battles and separations; lack of adaptability; violent destruction; a heavy injury; surgery.

As you know, midpoint pictures give us a look at any or all ways in which things may manifest...or 'none of the above' yet I think we're seeing some of these manifestations now, don't you? And the Sec Progressions represent internal changes while tr Saturn (above) would bring external events and conditions...and in tr Saturn's case: accountability, restriction, and denial.

Nep/NN = Pluto: difficulty blending one's personal perspectives with others's views; exercising a bad influence upon associations (last Tuesday's meeting with 'concerned about re-election' Rs?); breakdown of relationships (some of the rats are leaving the sinking White House ship in droves while the gettin's good-jc)

Nep/MC = Pluto: adventurous enterprises; criminal offenses; pursuit of peculiar objectives; supernatural experiences or the supernatural as a professional focus (see Sec Moon degree's Symbol below); strange happenings on the job or in the home (the White House? like 11 pm meetings with the Brethren? -jc)

Mercury/ASC = Sun: desire to discuss vital matters which affect many people.

And let us not leave out Sec Mars for our very Martian dice-roller and Holy Land-bomber...

Jup/Nep = Mars: speculation; unreliability; irresponsible actions; relying on others and being let down; strong idealism with the need for practical focus.

Moon/Saturn = Mars: sense of real problems (it's hit him at last-jc); soul-conflicts; desire to overcome difficulties; feeling inferior; difficulty getting off the ground except by carefully planned strategies.

Venus/Nep = Mars: easy self-delusion; misdirected energy; sex drive has difficulty being fulfilled (they have Viagra for that--jc)

And old man Saturn is also being affected by two midppoints, NN/ASC (personal relationships) and ASC/MC (ID awareness; higher self + lower self.)

NN/ASC = Saturn: conservatism; feelings of suppression or oppression in the presence of other people; seclusion; mourning or bereavement (he's certainly brought a lot of it to the rest of the world-jc.)

ASC/MC = Saturn: conservatism is comfortable; austerity is important as a part of maturity and reliability (puh!-jc); feeling inferior (he is-jc); depression; mourning or bereavement.

Sabian Symbols (Dr. Marc Edmund Jones) for Sec Sun and Moon are:

Sun "13Vir": "A strong hand supplanting political hysteria (again: last Tuesday at the White House meeting with worried Rs?-jc)...keyword: POWER...

pos: consistent effectiveness in dramatizing personal potentials (it's all about the drama, photo-ops, and propaganda, isn't it? -jc);

neg/shadow side/unconscious: loss of all opportunity by timid action (seems odd considering his public brashness--pass the kool-aid?-jc)

"13Vir" is about providing an overall ordering for each moment of history if it is to count for much in the lives of others...since there is always a counsel of confusion to take over when events are allowed to drift or
when the immediate leadership proves deficient (oh yeah! my italics-jc)

Bush's Sec Moon has been at 00Cap00 lately, which is one of the four World Points (00Aries/Libr; 00Can/Cap)...where the most public events may manifest; and the Symbol for it (using the rounding-up method) is:

Moon "1Cap": "An Indian chief claiming power from the assembled tribe"...keyword: INFLEXIBILITY...

pos: an ever-effective authority following from a single eye of vision and a consistent dignity of character;

neg/shadow side/unconscious: idle pompousness and a senseless raising of minor issues (he tried that diversion with his peanut-funding whine-jc)

This degree concerns a determination to maintain every advantage gained by birth or through experience and to grasp every oppportunity for genuine self-expression (my italics-jc)

The opposite degree, the Illumination Point, an unconscious point which if integrated can move things along in a more positive fashion, is:

"1Can": "A furled and an unfurled flag displayed from a vessel"...keyword: ADAPTABILITY...

pos: a gift for highly profitable adjustment in every developing relationship with others;

neg: vacillation if not complete instability.

(I include the Illumination Point due to the Moon's connection to the Unconscious and because he needs to adapt and adjust--to learn how to 'play' fairly with others-jc)

So it seems that the Skull'n'Bones Society--and other secret associations (Ura/NN)-- are very busy now being called upon by Bush for extraordinary power from "the assembled tribe."

And with Bush's Sec Pluto/Chiron midpoint (16Vir34) now having risen in his Sec Chart, I believe we've ALL been feeling it--the plutocratic oppression and class warfare which is in process of being waged upon the world and which are touted ad nauseum by George Bush in his role as US President.

Since his Sec Chart is now at a Jupiter Hour we might look at Sec Jupiter's degree as well:

Sec Jupiter "27Libra": "An airplane hovering overhead"...keyword: REFLECTION...

pos: high effectiveness in self-adjustment or real skill in meeting the crises of life;

neg: complete inability to get down into immediate realities.

My fret is that his seldom-used self-reflection is coupled with self-pity now as Bush retreats into the bowels of my White House...will the Bubble World of George Bush continue to hover over America as he continues to run from the reality of the mess he's made?

May 10, 2007

the Mars Declination Cycle

Although little is documented on a personal level concerning the Mars Declination Cycle, it certainly proves useful for mundane Mars-related events.

You won't want to miss Kathryn's article on this important Cycle at Collaborate with Fate where you'll find information on this Declination Cycle which relates to all Mars-ruled things and events such as: war, the military and law enforcement, violence, industrial workers, banditry, fires/firemen, surgeons, manufacturing, accidents, explosions, sports such as boxing, and so on.

The Declination Cycle of a planet refers to its crossing of the celestial equator such as from South Declination to North Declination when it switches Polarity.

A chart is then set up for that time in a place of your choice, and the chart is used for transits and aspects relating to house positions, angularity to Mars, and the upcoming influences for any and all Mars-ruled things (but not to other planets in the Mars Declination Chart--only Mars.)

Kathryn gives dates, times, and examples so be sure to check out her excellent work.

She has also posted on the Saturn/Neptune Cycle which is now affecting Tony Blair (who has Sat/Nep conj natally--the tr Sat/Nep opposition is exact on June 27, the day he is scheduled to step down!), and on the Solar Cycle as well.

The Mars Cycle we're now in began June 20, 2005 at 3:22 GMT and is coming to a close in a few days with the next Cycle beginning May 20, 2007 4:37 GMT.

Today on Capitol Hill 5.10.07

Today on Capitol Hill promises much drama with Alberto Gonzales again attempting to defend the administration's stacking of the deck at the Injustice Dept and a vote on the war funding stalemate.

Sparse time this morning to do (in?)justice to the day's chart factors but I do want to mention a few things.

We see 12Can17 rising at 9:30 am edt...Bush and the nation's natal Sun rising.

Saturn (Ds; authority; control; accountability) is now direct 18Leo32, and is therefore continuing to plague AG's Mars/Pluto midpoint:

Mars/Pluto = Saturn: forcibly overcoming obstacles and difficulties; leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of a particular task; hard hard work with extraordinary discipline needed and usually paying off.

For Bush it's his n Venus/Pluto being affected by Saturn:

Venus/Pluto = Saturn: immorality; a sense of tragedy (similar to what I felt when he first hijacked the Oval Office? 'Oval Office' is connected with the planet Venus which is out-of-bounds today.)

The day has an interesting quindecile (165 degrees, an aspect of compulsion-obsession) between Venus and Jupiter--and which relates specifically to the war funding bill:

Venus QD Jupiter: excessively driven with a need for relationships/money; idealism; codependency; morals and ethics based on those of one's partners/s and on material gain; excess and indulgence; belief systems become the major motivator (The Quindecile, Ricki Reeves.)

If you're visitng this blog, you may click to enlarge the day's chart set for 9:30 am when the curtain rises and you'll see my chicken scratch notes to add to your delight. Otherwise, here are the midpoints of the day beginning with the most obvious feature of the chart, the ongoing and explosive Mars/Uranus conjunction now widening yet snugged at MC, the WHY Point of the 9:30 am chart:

Mars/Uranus = MC: an inflexible character; violent or drastic measures; putting a gun to someone's head; injury; accident; extraordinary achievements. (btw: this midpoint pic was active when Cheney shot Whittington in the face.)

Mars/ASC = SUN: quarrel; mishap; excitability; intense teamwork; love of fighting; having to adjust things forcefully; operating in an inhospitable milieu.

Mercury/Pluto = NN: being recognized for communication skills; desire to be spokesperson for the community.

NN/MC = Uranus: sudden emotional reactions; acting impulsively or rashly; behaving restlessly with others; sudden and deeply moving experiences; zaniness; solving problems innovatively with others.

Here are the midpt pics from the FIXED T-squares--all with the inflexible, unyielding Sun as apex planet:

Moon/Saturn = Sun: feelings of enforced controls; sobering times; separation.

Saturn/Neptune = Sun: painstaking attention to hard work and feeling alone in the effort; sensitivity; illness from emotional suffering or setbacks. (The Saturn/Neptune combo usually bring grief, weakness, and torment in their wake.)

The T-square pattern also includes one between Saturn/Chiron which I believe is a picture of 'wounded authority' still pointing to the stubborn Taurean Sun...a Sun (leader) who is powerfully determined to succeed but attracts enduring power struggles in his relationships due to his unyieldingness. And so the stand-off continues! (Dynamics of Aspect Analysis, Bil Tierney.)

And now here is the Image for the idealistic and steadfast Sun-Moon blend for today:

Sun Tau-Moon AQ: A country squire holds the summer fete in his garden: all monies raised are divided between three charities in the village--the Friendly Farmer's Trust, the Local Artists' Guild, and the Quakers' Orphanage.

Hmm. Seems Bush can't grasp last November's message from The People--or the fact that the billions he so determined to spend (and continue to profit from) belong to us and we want his obscenely expensive war machine turned around and brought back home to stem the hemorraghing of America.

To close, here's a quote from two people who share natally the Sun Tau-Moon AQ blend:

"When you're down and out, something always turns up--and it's usually the noses of your friends." - Orson Welles

And: "May the Force be with you." - George Lucas

May 8, 2007


Just back from France, Mr.A.Cat has had me publish his latest limerick at Lim's Limericks concerning the UMP Party's Nicolas Sarkozy and his presidential victory Sunday.

At Lim's you'll find a link to an article on the ongoing riots, car burnings, window smashings, and arrests bedeviling the French nation. It's not certain that Sarkozy's expressed admiration for George Bush will be doing him a world o'good as he attempts to manifest his reformist tendencies upon France with her sluggish economy and large immigrant populations.

And where has Sarkozy been during the riots? Resting on a yacht in the Mediterranean. Sluggish economy indeed. Wonder whose name is on the yacht's title?

He's partying on down, I imagine, while Paris burns. The similaries between Bush, Sarkozy, and Nero I shall barely mention...esp with the incendiary Mars/Uranus snugged around NN...hyperexcitability; an excited demonstration shown to others; the execution of extraordinary and unusual enterprises.

Of course, Sunday's election occurred under this influence as well...and how do they count their votes so quickly in France when we can barely count ours at all?

May 6, 2007

Are You a Tech Omnivore?

Are you a technology Omnivore, Connector, Productivity Enhancer, or Lackluster Veteran?

Not sure which category I fit into but lackluster probably has something to do with it. And the Pew Internet and American Life Project can help me figure it out.

There's a quiz you may take if you're into fretting about it or you may read how the Survey Shatters Technology Assumptions which may or may not get your tech fires glowing again.

Funny that I just finished reading Robert Blaschke's Earthwalk Astrology Newletter concerning the semiseptile phase of Uranus/Neptune and its Information Age connections that began with the Uran/Nep Conjunctions of 1993 (Feb 2, Aug 20, and Oct 24) as the tech revolution for the masses took hold of our brain waves.

The semiseptile is an aspect of the 14th Harmonic issuing from the H7 = spiritual awareness. And Robert Blaschke asserts that the Information Age is proving to be an empty disappointment for most people--"illusions weaved with modern technology" or, in astrologese--Neptune + Uranus.

Then I find the above article on how we Americans fall into which category of 'user' based on the Pew survey...the whole thing sounds addictive when you put it that way, doesn't it? How many spouses have complained of such in recent years?

Sounds like Neptune is up to its usual tricks--negative escapism vs true spirituality!

Note: Earthwalk Astrology's latest Newsletter also has info on Jeanne Palfrey's natal chart--Mr.Blaschke spoke with the DC Madam by phone and she gave him her details! The federal charges may be dismissed or reduced--her Sec Moon was trining natal Jupiter at the time of her indictment, March 1.

Deborah Jeane Palfrey
Mar 18, 1956
North Charleroi, PA
16:55:00 GMT

Here's her natal Sun Pisces/Moon Gemini personality blend's Image for Integration:

A child grips his magic red balloon as it lifts him into the sky and over the sea onto an island of eternal beauty...A schoolboy dreams of heroic deeds during a class on the romantic poets. (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzy Harvey.)

A Look at Poverty in America 2007

Wonder if presidential candidate John Edwards would be proud of the excellent article written by my Gather friend, Genine Hopkins?

A Look at Poverty: From the Inside makes excellent points about the experience of being on the ladder's lower rungs in America.

You don't have to join Gather dot com to read articles or view images....only to comment.

Hope to see you there!

May 5, 2007

The Day America Died: Nov 22, 1963

JFK Assassination Horoscope Nov 22, 1963 12:30 pm CST Dallas, Texas

And here is a Synastry Grid showing JFK natal (horizontal) with Assassination Planets (vertical); a few potentials of the transits-to-natal contacts are penned on the grid but represent a mere sampling of possibilities on The Day America Died:

May 2, 2007

some words on leadership from Golda Meir

A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle isn't fit to be a leader.

-Golda Meir (natal Sun Taurus/Moon Libra = the practical realist)

No matter your opinion of the woman, she's correct on this point.

May 1, 2007

May 1, 2003's New Moon

On the morning of May 1, 2003, the day of Bush's Mission Accomplished propagandist stage craft, there was a New Moon 10Tau43 (8:14 am EDT.)

At the moment of the New Moon, the speculative, idealistic Jupiter/Neptune midpoint was focused upon it which gives us these pictures:

Jup/Neptune = Sun: irresponsibility; a squandering of physical strength; deceving or being deceived; potentially misguided states; trying to capture the essence of things; following a dream (George Quixote Bush?);

Jup/Nep = Moon: going with the wind; an emotional swoon; little sense of reality; losing oneself in plans; speculation; instability; wastefulness.

Jupiter that day was conj Bush's and the GOP's natal Mercury (thinking; communications; planning) so you know they were high on something--their own misdirected imaginings, as most people realize by now. And some of that Federalist political pretzel juice was being passed around, no doubt, laced with arrogance.

Your reluctant astrologer (moi) was watching the man with a sock stuffed into his stagey flightsuit--and watching an animated real-time chart (Solar Fire software) as he spoke with the planets rising, culminating, etc...ticking away our lives and our fortunes.

Also at the moment of the New Moon--what midpoint do you think was at MC, the WHY or Aspiration Point of the chart?

Our old friends, Uranus and Neptune, the New World Order duo...

Uran/Nep = MC: inner vision; guidance sought from never-before-tapped sources; a peculiar disposition and strange interests; unconsciousness (of reality? of practicality?); unawareness; mourning; dissolution; a nervous breakdown.

Yeah, May 1, 2003 was another day of grand imaginings and plans in Bush's bubble world.

So here we are at the 4th anniversary.

You may wish to remind yourself of who else wants a New World's John Paul II on Jan 1, 2004 representing the a globalist shout-out to his globalist buds...article link is in my post from Feb 2006 And Who Wants the NWO? The article's subtitle is darned catchy:

UN's failure to halt US war on Iraq leads to new initiative...does it, now?

That little theater presentation between Bush-Cheney and the UN leads to a NWO?? Puh! George must've kissed Rome's ring real sweet for that particular reach-around with the press in cahoots as usual.

And if you're willing you can revisit another SO'W post from Nov 2005 New World Order Oct 24, 1993 if you want to appreciate its baby horns and hooves...not that it wasn't in the works a long time before 1993--Family Planning!

And who can forget this oldy-but-not-so-moldy post from April 2006? Cheney and 911 which tells of mighty Dick's secondary progressed, and class warfare...chart set for 9/11/01.

Can't you hear them now?

George you go far away--down to Florida would be perfect--and be seen to be doing good...we'll round up some kids for you to read to...unaware and innocent-like...Mr. Unaware!

...kind of like the politicians and their ongoing Bible reading at the Capitol Building this week which culminates on Thursday, the National Day of Prayer.

Perhaps these political thespians will get to the part where Jesus cautioned about not praying in public, but going home, shutting the door and praying for your needs in private...think they'll get that far in their hypocritical charade?

Neither do I. But Pat Robertson is mighty proud of what they're doing...I heard him mention it on his tv show this morning. It's another Jupiter/Neptune set-up echoing from May 1, 2003!

Apr 29, 2007

your Treasure Trove of linky richness!

This evening I published an article at with 24 links to my esteemed astrology colleagues' blogs and websites and which you may find useful if you have an interest in Astrology articles, eclipse info, Political Astrology, current news events, Free Natal Charts and Advice, and other such starry goodies (non-fattening, of course.)

You may read Want to learn Astrology? 24 links to help! if you think you should.

Also please scroll to my SO'W Links List for linkages of all sorts (Astrological, Political, and otherwise) meant to quench your pesky reading habit and your admirable quest for knowledge...

Apr 15, 2007

on power's pillow's silk

That's a line from A kitten's Head Lays Heavy Now which is a new rhyme just posted at Lim's Limericks, and between various power outages today, I'm posting this Shout-Out here and expecting you to check it out if you are up and running.

We've got high winds here--not of March, but of April--and they're causing havoc in the land, m'peops.

Be safe,


Apr 5, 2007

C.S. Lewis quote

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences."- C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), British Novelist

This Heads-Up from Information Clearing House

C.S.Lewis (Clive Staples) was known as Jack Lewis and was born in Belfast, Ireland, Nov 29, 1898.

On that day the Moon remained in Gemini, sign of the writer, and gives him a witty and versatile Fire-Air Sun Sag/Moon Gemini personality blend with this Image:

Robin Hood as a young boy plays truant from school to go to his archery lesson, but ends up teaching his card tricks to his master. (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzy Harvey.)

This blend is shared natally by "New Age" philosopher, Benjamin Creme, Akbar the Great of Persia, Noel Coward, Petra Kelly, founder of the Green Party, Francisco Franco, and John Kerry.

Yep, John Kerry. Interesting company.