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Showing posts with label war on terror. Show all posts
Showing posts with label war on terror. Show all posts

Jun 2, 2008

moral philosophy of our inner wolves

An elder Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them, "A fight is going on inside me...It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, pride and superiority. The other wolf stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside of you and every other person too."

They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?" The old Cherokee simply replied..."The one I feed."


"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy: that is the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." John Kenneth Galbraith

Thanks go to Information Clearing House's Newsletter for supplying these quotes. Which wolf am I feeding today?

Jan 17, 2008

The War in Iraq - 1,760 Days and Counting

By Robert Higgs

On October 19, 2001, in speaking about the new government controls and heightened surveillance already being clamped on the American people in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Vice President Dick Cheney said that the new war "may never end. At least not in our lifetime...The way I think of it is, it's a new normalcy."

We should have taken his grim forecast more seriously.

Read article here.

Actually, some of us did take it totally seriously.

On Oct 19, 2001 Neptune 6AQ00 was conjunct the Medina degree, Neptune's position as Mohammed entered Mecca which marks the beginning of Islam. Some astrologers count "7AQ" as the degree, perhaps because it occurred in the mists of many crescent Moons ago so let's look at the (Jones) Sabian Symbols for both degrees:

"6AQ"..."A performer of a mystery play"...SUBTLETY...

pos: a gift for dramatizing the deeper or real opportunities of a human society;

neg/unconscious/shadow side: consistent self-mystification and marked impracticality.

"7AQ"..."A child born of an eggshell"...ESSENTIALITY...

pos: a highly individual and completely unlimited resourcefulness;

neg: naive reliance on external accident.

Given the Pandora's Box that Cheney's war unleashed on the world, the shadow sides' impracticality and reliance on accident make Cheney and the Pentagon's unleashing of chaos in order to change the world to their liking and to control more of its resources even more criminal and sociopathic.

So can Astrology describe this kind of chaos-loving personality that imagines it knows what's best for the world? Here's a descriptive factor: see Chiron-Uranus Types in Government..."if you will."

Jan 16, 2008

Brown and Blair: this town's not big enough...

...for both of ya.

News Updates from Citizens for Legitimate Government Jan 16, 2008

LegitGov Breaking News

'Al-Qa'eda death threat' to Gordon Brown:

Intelligence services are investigating a threat on an 'Islamist' website to kill Gordon Brown, adding credence to warnings by the US security chief about the rising danger from home-grown European terrorists. [LOL.] Mr Chertoff said European visitors to the US face tougher security checks.

Security experts fear the posting in Arabic on, referring to "the creation of the al-Qa'eda organisation in Britain", may be genuine. ['Al-Qa'eda' uses Domains by Proxy. Registrant: Domains by Proxy, Inc, 15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 United States - Registered through: Real Web Host Domain Name: ALEKHLAAS.NET--Created on: 10-Mar-05 Expires on: 10-Mar-08 Last Updated on: 06-Mar-07.]

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Scepticism greets "Al Qaeda in Britain" founding 16 Jan 2008:

An Internet posting that proclaimed the creation of an 'al Qaeda' branch in Britain is viewed by intelligence officials as typical militant "background noise", a security source said on Wednesday. An unidentified individual posted the claim in Arabic on a password-protected militant forum on January 2, saying the new "al Qaeda in Britain" would carry out major attacks including on political leaders, naming Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his predecessor Tony Blair.#

Guess I'm one of the sceptical but perhaps pardners Brown and Blair should stay outta Scottsdale, just in case...

Dec 13, 2007

genocidal legacies of the rich and famous

A day late but tragically appropriate at all times:

Information Clearing House Newsletter

News You Won't Find On CNN


"The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their 'vital interests' are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a man to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the 'sanctity' of human life, or the 'conscience' of the civilized world." James Baldwin [From chapter one of "The Devil Finds Work" (orig. pub. 1976), page 489of Collected Essays (1998)]

"They are torturing people. They are torturing people on Guantanamo Bay.. They are engaging in acts which amount to torture in the medieval sense of the phrase. They are engaging in good old-fashioned torture, as people would have understood it in the Dark Ages." Richard Bourke, Australian attorney

"One thing is for certain: There won't be any more mass graves and torture rooms and rape rooms." George W. Bush [press availability in Monterrey, Mexico, Jan 12, 2004]

"Shamefully we now learn that Saddam's torture chambers reopened under new management, U.S. management." Edward Kennedy

"We don't torture people in America and people who say we do simply know nothing about our country." George W. Bush [Interview with Australian TV - Oct 18, 2003]

"--the actions of those folks in Iraq do not represent the values of the United States of America." George W. Bush

"This so-called ill treatment and torture in detention centers, stories of which were spread everywhere among the people, and later by the prisoners who were freed were not, as some assumed, inflicted methodically, but were excesses committed by individual prison guards, their deputies, and men who laid violent hands on the detainees." Rudolf Hoess, the SS commandant at Auschwitz

Read this newsletter online: tinyurl

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq: 1,131,831

Nov 17, 2007

Astrology of a gaseous odor in Newark

Perhaps you've read of the strange gaseous odor at the Newark Airport today.

Here's the chart of the time a natural gas odor was noticed by people in Terminal B, Newark, N.J. today, Saturday, at "around 11:00 am."

With all apologies to the goddess of pristine charts, the image you see here (which may be clicked to enlarge) has a bunch of my chickenscratch notes upon it. Quite a big bunch, perhaps readable, perhaps not.

A lack of time (my usual complaint of late since I relocated my real world business and became...busier) prevents much keyboarding on the issue, yet I confess to having a difficult time not viewing this calamity in Newark as connected in some way to Bush's recent announcement of air lane openings for the holidays.

Thanks, Army! But if this airy holiday boost should turn similar to 9/11's pretend drills and charades which were allowed to infere with the nation's defense systems when we needed them most, no thanks.

Back to Newark Airport, Nov 17, 2007, 11:00 am est:

All in all, it looks as if a message has been sent...the Moon (a lady? tribal-based individual/s? someone from a 'network' or Family of some kind?) "met" Neptune, planet of gases and mysterious odors, poisonings,and veiled subterfuge, at 6:47:34 am est--near sunrise, in Newark, at 19AQ20, where Neptune still hovers at 11:00 am.

Odorless natural gas has scent added so that it can be smelled, so I'm assuming this is what may have been snooted out, if it was gas at all. It could have been un-natural gas--something concocted in (gov?) lab or garage. Who knows?

With the Mars/Pluto duo (violence; zeal; fanaticism) currently locked in an obsessive-compulsive Quindecile aspect of 165 degrees, there's a 'ruthless forcing of one's will upon others' everywhere we look--in Pakistan, Russia, and, no less, in America. (Quindecile, Ricki Reeves.)

Rebellious, disruptive, original, and innovative Uranus (science; progressive or radical movements; politicians) in Pisces the last few years, has sparked new research (incl genetics and cells--Pisces, etc), experiments and flu shenanigans are underhoof...under someone's hooves where the buck will eventually stop.

Mars/Pluto energy is the environmental background of late, so honk! if you can feel it.

Especially when you consider Mars' recent RX Station 12Can27 (on Nov 15--the day Musharraf was supposedly changing directions...but he's still bumbling along, clinging by hairy claw, using Pakistan's nuclear arms as his collateral for staying in power--as a threat against the dire thought of losing control.

Naked Power Grab covers it well, just as with Putin, Chavez, Bush, and their ilk. Funny how they imagine themselves as being very special, but they act like bums to me. Bums and worse.

Musharraf is mad like the rest of 'em, plus: Pervez has Very Bad Hair Days each and every day. Please! someone, remove all bottles of Nice'n'Easy from his grasp. His hair frightens little children. And reluctant astrologers. It is pretty hilarious looking though.)

Asteroid Atlantis and its abuse of power/sense of doom is conjunct Venus, both significators of America herself. Venus-Atlantis, a powerful partnership and one that is perhaps linked to archaeology and/or to ancient cultures and myths, 'the legend of Atlantis' being the more obvious connection. After illegally invading Iraq, Bush-Cheney looted their museum of all its treasures, you'll remember.

Chart-ruler Saturn is everyone's favorite planet of delays, control, restriction, oppression, and lessons that need learning, and is posited in Virgo, sign of health and health issues; Virgo is also the sign of book writers, scientists, researchers, authorities, conservatives (esp judges, lawyers, and business managers)--and Democrats-in-America (such as they are--who can really tell the diff anymore? Is there a diff to be told? Corporations rule...fascism.)

Some midpoints arose as gas permeated Terminal B which created 'midpoint pictures' with the ASC:

Pluto/Chiron (plutocrats); Jupiter/Neptune (speculators); and Sun/Uranus (revolutionary spirits; upsets.) Quite a pile-up, si?

With Jupiter's expansion of Neptunian substances, such as poisons, gases, liquids, we see:

Jup/Neptune = ASC: speculating; living in an unreal world which is lighted by an emotionally rationalized agenda; sharing great hopes with others.

Sun/Uranus = ASC: sudden events; high excitability; new associations.

And Pluto/Chiron = oppression, class warfare, racism, and corporatism...ascending--the WHAT? Point of this event chart.

At MC (The Goal; WHY? Point at 11:00 am est), there's a certain Saturnian midpoint presenting this picture:

Saturn/ASC = MC: suffering from other people's actions; oppression; inhibition; hindered in the fulfillment of one's objectives. Hmmmm. Could this refer to HoSec's on-the-spot foiling of the plans of vicious mystery culprits? Or to passengers being tampered with...or to one passenger in particular being diverted from a task? Perhaps someone didn't want his luggage to be checked too closely, to become "The x-ray"...Sabian Symbol of the Sun's degree, "25Sco."

(Note: at sunrise, Saturn 7Vir38 was conj MC 7Vir10, with South Node, a Saturnian point of separation, had just passed over Midheaven (the objective), so basically, the day began with: Saturn/SN = MC...a target?)

Security-minded Ceres is at the HOW? Point, the IC, of the chart and the matter. The "14Tau" degree area = the US Inaugural Ascendant (Jan 20, noon, Wash DC) so it equals the president or the president's office.

Seems Mars, the instigator, is still busy causing trouble in Cancer, Retrograde and making himself felt in all quarters--and conj USA's and Bush's natal Suns.

~And the last Solar Eclipse of Sept 11 (18Vir24) is being triggered by the Sun/Mars midpoint now--Sun/Mars is a very dynamic point of action and energy manifestation. Is today's HoSec story and event a diversion from email problems, or is it among false flag ops which we must expect yet not wish for?~

Mercury, planet of air travel, is in sometimes treacherous Scorpio in the 9th house of foreign enemies. Think what you will.

Well, I shall leave you to your own calculations and am sending well wishes for anyone victimized by this 'accident' (as it may be billed by the media, which is also Neptune-flavored.)

Yes, there's undoubtedly more current info online about it now, yet there's no time for me to check it this evening. But if called for, an attempt will be made to add to this post as things unfold.

Not that we'll ever necessarily know the truth about this mysterious matter.

Stay safe, Y'all.

NPR reporting 5 pm: World Leaders will meet in December to discuss climate change...ahh, December, when Jupiter conjuncts Pluto...Dec 11, one of the Great Conjunctions last seen in Scorpio, Dec 2, 1994.

Issues of that time recycle and bedevil society beginning Dec 11, 2007 and onward for this appr 13-year-cycle of Jupiter-Pluto's love of power and strong-armed plutocratic rule.

Jul 30, 2007

Jupiter conjunct Saturn, May 2000

"Our only political party has two right wings, one called Republican, the other Democratic. But Henry Adams figured all that out back in the 1890s. 'We have a single system,' he wrote, and 'in that system the only question is the price at which the proletariat is to be bought and sold, the bread and circuses.'"

Gore Vidal, The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

You gotta love it when you find someone agreeing with you!

The above quote from Gore Vidal has inspired me to look yet again at the chart for the Jupiter (R-Party)--Saturn (D-Party) conjunction of May 28, 2000 through which the world is now slogging (Jup/Sat = 20 year cycle)--and what a pretty picture it is when the Rs and Ds coordinated yet again to bolster joint plans and make arrangements to sock it to The People.

Jupiter conj Saturn:

Using May 28, 2000, 12:02 pm edt, White House, the Great Conjunction of Jupiter (expansion principle) and Saturn (restriction principle) took place at Midheaven, the WHY? or Goal/Aspirations Point of the chart.

With MC 22Tau22, this gives three midpoint pictures to consider:

Jup/Sat = MC: thinking with grandeur; the philosopher; fluctuating success; changes; losses.

Jup/MC = Saturn: discontent; a happy change; non-utilization of opportunities; a missing of the right moment; cautious pursuit of opportunities; respect for the rules; long-lasting endeavors pay off with long-lasting rewards.

Sat/MC = Jupiter: changing fortunes; clinging to hopes or trying to look at the good side of things; simplicity; modesty (!); contentment; doing things right or how they are expected to be done; keeping things as they are or changing things to how they should be done for maximum security.

Pallas, an asteroid whose keywords include strategy, is at the Aug 11, 1999 Solar Eclipse degree of 18Leo+ (that's Nostradamus' King of Alarm Eclipse), which is also vengeful Venus' degree on the morning of 9/11/01.

Opposite Pallas is asteroid, Cupido, from which we get the word, cupidity, meaning, desire for wealth. Asteroid, Cupido also relates to the community or family groups (which would include the Syndicate and the mafia.)

The chart's 8th cusp (money of others, debt, insurance, legacies, credit, transformations; death; the occult/"hidden") has secretive, obfuscating, dissolving Pisces upon it (using Placidus House system which I tend to stick with unless looking at charts from centuries ago--then Regiomantanus--that's just how I roll.)

Within 8th house we see the Moon (The People; the public; publicity; changes and fluctuations) at 3Aries14. Whenever I see an Aries Moon, I always think of terror-promoter Robespierre and his love of saying, I AM the people.

But back to the 2000 conjunction--and here's where it gets really icky...

Also at MC (Goals; Aspirations; WHY?) with Jupiter and Saturn are two asteroids of archetypal importance esp when you consider what's go on since 2000.

Sigma: keyphrases: good judgement, moral sanity leading to moderation, temperance, and self-control; restraint. 'Sigma' stands for Greek goddess, Sophrosyne, and is of philosophical significance (as are the Jupiter-Saturn combo.)

Wonder what happened there? Moral sanity and moderation were their Goals? Puh! More like their goals to destroy.

Perhaps the addition of this particular and difficult 2nd asteroid understandably complicates the picture for that it's more like:

Nemesis: keyphrases: to give what is due; one who brings justice or revenge; a source of harm or ruin; a fatal divinity; retributive justice in its outcome or execution; an inescapable punishment for human presumption; an unbeatable opponent (Bush's 'election'? al Qaeda's rise? Jupiter conjuncted Saturn for al Qaeda, too.)

So this is what the 'New Millennium' has brought us so far, in good part thanks to our illusory, deceptive "two-party system" which royally s*cks. And they have the audacity and presumption to call themselves the elite !

Stewardship - or major pocket-lining?

Either way, fear-mongering and terror-touting are the order of the day while the Rs and Ds still rule the roost ad nauseum...and final dispositor Mercury in the 2000 Conjunction chart is at "28Gemini", the "Bankruptcy" degree...and all sides are proving masterfully that they know exactly how to bankrupt America.

Jun 30, 2007

From BBC News: UK terror threat now 'critical' so after taking some time studying charts of Friday's London almost-bombs (or false flag ops, if you prefer to entertain the idea), the situation has updated itself by Glasgow Airport being attacked by a fast-driven, flame-bellied SUV--a jeep cherokee, in fact. Were war whoops included?

Don't Tell Me It's Too Late

Now the hour grows dim and I have little fire in my belly to post on any of the charts and there are other things calling for my attention--like being whumped out for instance.

Yet there are a few things to mention about the current Foiled Attacks charts...

About 1:30 am BST: the first car rigged as metallic Mercedes parked in front of a nightclub they call Tiger Tiger (now Yall check to see if the club has been dealing with any financial problems lately, ok? and check for bankruptcies in particular)...ambulance drivers were called to the scene (someone is said to have been "falling"...does this check out?), they see smoke coming out from the parked vehicle, call police who defuse the gaseous (Neptune) mess around 2 am.

Mars' only applying aspect (how things will proceed for Mars) during this episode is a semi-square to Uranus and although the Mars/Uranus combo perfectly describes explosions and revolution and such, a semi-square seems to me to imply imperfect attention to detail--assuming that the intent was to actually carry through explosive attacks (and not just to cower the population--an Orwellian tactic which doesn't seem to work esp well in the UK, does it? Yet with a brand-spankin' new PM you have to ask if it's false flag ops for controlling purposes.)

Note: the NWO degree "18Cap" crossed the MC at 1:53 am BST...see NWO hatches if you fancy. The Sabian Symbol for this degree relates directly to Britain.

The NWO's natal Sun degree is conjunct DESC (setting) at 1:30 am...that makes two Angular connections.

Anyway, the chart for 1:30 am BST, London, 29 June, has god-of-war and violent instigator Mars 2Tau59, ASC = 1Tau54--and here's a list of countries and cities associated with the bullish, determined, possessive, greedy, intolerant sign of *Taurus the Bull (in no particular order):

Countries are Switzerland, Cyprus, Iran, Capri, the Greek Islands, Parma, Ischia, and Ireland.

Cities are Lucerne, Dublin, St. Louis, Mantua, Leipzig, and Palermo. That's FYI, but if you know of any more Taurean cities/countries, please let me know, okay?

George, George Bush and his Aspirations

Action-lovin' Mars, the god of war, rules the natal Midheaven (the Aspiration or WHY? Point) of George Bush.

With cruel Saturn/Pluto's transiting midpoint currently upon Mr. Bush's n IC (HOW? Point, opposite Midheaven, aka MC), he is under tremendous pressure to complete his mission by any means necessary. But that was always the strategery.

Yes, Bush's mojo really has gone limp, as 'they' say (ex: Arianna Huffington has written about it in her blog at HuffPost) and I would add that charm only takes you so far in life. Esp since 'riding on the camel's back' eventually starts looking like what it is...sorriness...a moocher!)

With 'two men placed under arrest' in Glasgow, we see that the US secondary progressed Mars, now RX since July 2006, is at the "Two men placed under arrest" degree of "18Libra"...CONSEQUENCE...

pos: a heightened challenge to every special talent;

neg: total inappropriateness of impulse and act ('impulse' and 'act' = Mars.)

And tr Jupiter/Saturn, the Societal duo, has been and now is conj US sec Mars' degree so we have...

Jupiter/Saturn = US's sec Mars (the military; police; firefighters, men, suffragette-type women, etc): discontent; inconstant will; the desire to enforce change of circumstances and conditions; feeling unrewarded and making a change; not wanting to toe the line.

And Rx Jupiter is just before returning to 11Sag+, the degree of Chiron-Pluto's conjunction of Dec 30, 1999...when many manipulative plans were laid to usher in the 'New Millenium.'

So tr Jupiter is in process of expanding, increasing, and promoting those plans. Airports in the US and elsewhere have increased their security alert status.

Now at 12Sag+, 'moneybags-guru-the judge-the general-the professor-the priest' Jupiter is conj US natal ASC...representing the USA. And in the London chart for 1:53 am, 8th house contains Jupiter, Moon (18Sag49), and manipulative Pluto (using Placidus house system) so we have this picture:

Jupiter/Pluto = Moon: desire to bring about social aspirations and improvements; influencing the masses or the public through emotional appeal; emotional conviction guides a new start; establishing one's new position with a gut feeling (Gordon? Is that YOU, Gordon? And Moon = publicity.) (Midpoint pics are from Tyl and from Ebertin as usual.)

Significator for the Middle East?

Our current Full Moon 8Capr25 (opposite Sun 8Cancer25) is out-of-bounds and may signify in part the Eastern influence in events ('Moon' as symbol for the region)--as does Neptune--still dancing in opposition to authoritative Saturn.) We know that Neptune was at 6-7 Aquarius when Mohammed entered Medina, thus we have the offical beginning of Islam...and the origin of the Medina degree.

Then with the attacks of 9/11/01 being part of Islam's Neptune Return--to 6-7 AQ--Neptune's mysticism, spirituality, vortex to the divine, and poppies-of-the-field qualities seem to describe the East accurately in my book. For chart studies it's Neptune for our brothers and sisters of the Islamic persuasion even while acknowledging that all planetary energies manifest on many levels at once in our complex world...if they manifest at all.

Yet Islam shares something in similar fashion with Protestantism and with Christianity in general besides their professed belief in One God: religions have factions. Nothing manmade is perfect, is it? Religion is a splinteredly thing.

For We Know

All beliefs and all denials of all men are but sequinned mirrors on His robes (I-Ching.)

But What of London and Glasgow?

Perhaps it was crooks--or some in-league covens of desperate politicians. Like I said, crooks.

*Profuse apologies to my Taurean friends who are dear and dependable and open to all...creature comforts! BTW--don't you luv that new TV program, Creature Comforts ? It's my new fave!

A Cat Limerick Heads-Up for you: Lim has written his own rhyme about Congress at Lim's Limericks if you're wondering.