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Archive for November 4th, 2007

Mars turns Rx in Cancer; Cheney’s 2008 Solar Return

Yesterday I posted on the Nov 15 Rx of Mars at 12Can27, conjunct MC (Aspirations; the Goal; Public Status; Career Point) over Washington here: http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2007/11/nov-15-mars-rx-on-usbush-natal-suns.html  if you’d care to take a look.

The current Mars Rx period is emphasized for George Bush and for the US since it falls so closely to US/Bush natal Suns.

Jan 30, 2008 brings the direct turn and station of Mars at 24Gem05, while the Sun 10AQ25 conjuncts Dick Cheney’s natal Sun–it’s his birthday. 

Cheney’s 2008 Solar Return–a chart calculated for the moment the Sun returns to natal degree, minute, and second (dependent upon a correct birth time which Cheney’s seems to be) is effective for one year and for Cheney actually occurs on Jan 31 at 2:43:19 am est when set for the White House. 

The Solar Return (SR) Moon shows what personal and domestic fluctuations and stimuli to expect for the year and is also a health indicator, if applicable. Adverse aspects to the SR Moon show a lack of positive response from others–a lack of popularity–and Mars direct will be inconjunct (150 degr) his SR Moon:

For Cheney, 2008 brings a 12th house Moon in Scorpio, and as you know, a SR Moon in Scorpio indicates a new element in the domestic scene brought on by major modifications or transformational processes. There may be a removal of some unwanted element after last year’s stresses (2007) so relief may be felt concerning revisions which have been implemented.

There may be renovations in the home (or ‘lair’? thought he already did that! But perhaps this refers to the White House) and shared resources issues may surface during the year. Scorpio may indicate a need for surgery as well. “Removal” and “revisions” sound like surgery to me–perhaps before the end of 2007 or in Jan ’08.

A SR Moon in the behind-the-scenes 12th house brings more self-reflection and obscurity to the already reclusive VP. He’ll be getting emotionally recharged for a new cycle of activity–which again underscores the surgery mentioned above because the 12th house is a place of hospitals (and prisons!).

A 12th house SR Moon also indicates erroneous judgement which has serious consequences, something he mastered long ago, in my opinion.  (Identifying Planetary Triggers, Celeste Teal) and Scorpio is the sign of spies and intelligence agencies, too.

Back to Mars’ Rx cycle:

So when will cantankerous Mars leave his shadow phase–when the feisty, warring fellow re-covers ground he’s travelled and goes forth into ‘new’ territory…?

Here’s his schedule with degrees and Sun/Moon positions concerning this particular Rx/direct period (times are for Washington, DC, est):

1. Rx 12Can27: Nov 15, 2007, 3:24:28 am; Sun 22Sco35, Moon 22Cap09;

2. direct 24Gem05: Jan 30, 2008, 5:33:19 pm; Sun 10AQ25, Moon 18Sco20;

3. leaves shadow phase, turns direct 12Can27: Apr 4, 2008, 2:57:20 pm; Sun 15Aries, Moon 27Pis18.

Cancer, sign of home and security issues has seen gracious plenty of Mars already with fires and such. Mars to natal Sun (of Bush and the US) gives a surge of vitality and a push to get ahead. Direct confrontations and physical challenges appear, and courage and determination are easy to call upon.

Principles may be demonstrated in some form during this period, yet ego gratification may be a primary motivating factor. Strains to heart and spine, and head injuries are typical of this period, especially with Mars’ connection to sharp instruments (surgery.)

(Will Bush receive a brain transplant? Just kidding. Anyway, conscience transplants haven’t been invented yet.)

Mars in Gemini, sign of communications, messages, and young people may indicate web-based concerns, as well as declarations of war, and air travel problems. Mars likes to disrupt, so the ‘net may be disrupted, perhaps concerning Congress’ actions on the Net Neutrality issue. It even occurred to me that the draft will be in the news–and on the war table–once again.

Well, after Apr 4, 2008, Mars moves ahead yet still has over half of Cancer to negotiate. On or about Mar 5, ’08, Mars reaches World Point 00Can00, the point of the pre-9/11 Solar Eclipse degree. 

Mar’s cycle or orbit is appr 2 years in length so he’s been there before–late May 2002, and appr May 8, 2004. In fact, for the attacks of 9/11, Mars triggered this Eclipse degree by opposing it from Capricorn.

The Pre-Natal Solar Eclipse of 9/11/01 to which I refer is in the 3 North Series, at “00Can” which Brady’s Predictive Astrology tells began Oct 10, 991 (OS) at 22Gem06–near the upcoming Mars direct station.

3N: an over-excessive Series; main theme of news involving young people and/or that transforms a situation; information causes worry and obsession; there’s a desire to undertake large plans or activities which turn out positively as long as one doesn’t overdo things.#

Well, my mama always said: never go where you’re not invited, never stay where you’re merely tolerated…and some say the US ‘overdid things’ with her invasions of the Middle East and her continued occupation, a sentiment I share, for one reason because withholding power demonstrates it and impresses others much better than misdirecting it can ever do.

Yet the chickenhawk neocons seem quite happy with the chaos they’s created–they certainly scrambled the oil markets to what I assume is to their own advantage.

Yes, war profiteering is old as the hills but still shows a lack of conscience which is tragic for the collaterally-damaged populations of the world. My flower power generation used to say: what would happen if ‘rulers’ threw a war and no one showed up?

Isn’t it beyond time to find out the answer? Toss all dictators in a ring and let them have at it…which would serve them ‘righter’ than they’ve served us.

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