Archive for November 2008
Guess this White House’s so-obvious demonstration in its waning months that there are many secrets to squash and piled-up bodies to hide escapes our Mr. Skull & Bonesman Bush:
January 20, 2009: I can see Bush and Cheney now in my mind’s eye…high-tailin’ it from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and down the street…a long, long, long line of skeletons in tow like a shadowy conga line…
Did I mention the conga line is long?
Space Weather News for Nov 28, 2008
DOUBLE FLYBY ALERT: Space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station this morning, and the two spacecraft are now orbiting Earth in tandem. Endeavour is scheduled to land in Florida on Sunday, Nov. 30. Between now and then, many sky watchers (especially those in Europe) will be able to see the shuttle and the space station cutting across the night sky together–a rare and beautiful “double flyby.” Get predictions for your hometown from the Simple Satellite Tracker: http://spaceweather.com/flybys .
SPECTACULAR CONJUNCTION: When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look southwest. You’ll see something very pretty: Venus and Jupiter beaming together through the twilight. The two closely-spaced planets are about to be joined by the slender crescent Moon for a spectacular three-way conjunction that arguably ranks as the best sky show of 2008. Check http://spaceweather.com for sky maps, photos–and be sure to keep an eye on the sky in the evenings ahead.
Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Yet astrologically speaking, Dec 1’s triple conjunction of Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon 22Cap35 is more complex than a moonlight stroll in a starry meadow.
I’m using ’10:43 am’ because Moon and Venus meet at 22:35, with Jupiter 22:18…Moon has translated her glowing moonbeams from Jupiter to Lady Venus. An enchanted sprinkle? A secret meeting perhaps?
Could be all of the above and then some.
At the White House (locating the chart here specifically and as a stand-in for America) the three often-benefic bodies have just arisen on Dec 1, 2008 at 10:43 am est, thus lying hidden within the Behind-the-Scenes 12th house.
Pluto 00Cap10, a World Point, is ahead of them in the celestial order of this day although all grace the Saturn-ruled sign of the mer-goat, Capricorn. The mystical side of Cap is seldom mentioned here but has been noted elsewhere a time or two.
Sun 9Sag50 (conj Antares, ‘obsessed with success’ – one of the Royal Stars of Persia), Mars 11Sag03 (degree of Pluto-Chiron’s Great Conjunction Dec 30, 1999), and Mercury 13Sag09 (conj US natal ASC, ‘Sibly’) are in 10th house of ‘The World’ (Tarot card 21); Career; Public Status. Midheaven’s degree is 22Sco00, and 00AQ13 rises, the degree of US Inaugural Sun on Jan 20 in DC…and for 2009, Inaugural Mercury Rx, too.
’22’ is the number of Mastery and with Mc 22Sco:00 sextile all three – Moon, Venus, and Jupiter in Cap – a YOD pattern is possible for (anyone having) a planet at 21 – 23 Gemini in the apex position.
Glaringly, this includes America’s natal Mars (energy; action principle; direction), so a few midpoint pictures are formed which we may wish to consider; Reinhold Ebertin shall direct us…
Moon-Mc = n Mars: devotion to a cause, body and soul; actions based on feelings; industriousness; spirit of endeavor; a man desiring to possess a woman’t soul ( I say, get yer own);
Venus-Mc = n Mars: strong desires; sex;
Jupiter-Mc = n Mars: clarity of purpose or objectives; successful cooperation; engagement; a desire to create one’s own good fortune; abundant creative powers.
Inauguration 2009’s 00AQ+ Sun and Mercury Rx are rising thus linking the triple conjunction to president-elect Barack Obama, with Sun as rep for ‘the leader.’ (And I still don’t know quite what to think of Mercury Rx on Jan 20, 2009!) Plus, 00AQ+ brings Obama’snatal Jupiter to the Ascendant with his late-Capricorn Saturn, planet of authority and control, rising just after Venus-Moon-Jupiter.
Ascendant 00AQ13 has not one, not two, but three planetary combos rising…All involve progressive if quirky rebel Uranus, erratic and electric planet of genius and originality…and you know the Saturn-Uranus opposition is still within orb, here across the 2/8 axis of Resources, and possibly signifying the ‘haves vs have-nots’ stand-off we’re under, but also traditionally linked with Israel, Palestine, and the region of the Middle East); both planets are connected to the scientific, futuristic sign of Aquarius…
Sun-Uranus = Asc: sudden experiences; easily excited persons; new associations.
Mercury-Uranus = Asc: organising ability; prudence or deliberation; circumspection; a sudden contact of thoughts with others (cell phones?); the application of practical principles in the creation of the environment;
Mars-Uranus = Asc: an upsetting event; accident; violence; an excitable person inclined to commit violence; arrest.
Next is a rather squirrelly picture involving North Node, a joining point showing future direction or ‘the path’ or ‘destiny’…
Neptune-Asc = North Node: suffering from falsehood, fraud or malice through one’s association with disharmonious people (like Wall Street and Fed bandits? or pocket-lining politicians? more “bailouts” of the rich and dishonest?); an accessory to a malicious scheme (ahhh..now that echoes like the buzzing of wasps and hornets infesting Mumbai and elsewhere as they make their explosive point with cruelty – or: the world bank and investor crowd of thieves and crooks who have the money-lender scales tipped their way and Fort Knox wiped clean.)
We know the sociopaths and psychos are on the loose like wolves lying in wait (and proud of it!); meanwhile, a slightly different arm of the syndicate runs the political side of things – but they tend to split into factions – esp the D-Party whose edges are fraying as I type. Doltbrains. Egoism reigns!
Other midptpics with testy, testosterone-pumped Mars, the god of war who likes to blow things up while taking as many down with him as he goes…
Pluto-Mc = Mars: great striving for the attainment of power; career crisis; the urge to dominate others; the misfortune to be forced into an uncongenial profession or occupation (‘occupation’ – of a country? profession – terroist? creative accountant who knows too much?);
Sun-Mercury = Mars: the will to fight life’s battles; thinking critically; agitated thoughts; excitement, upset, argument, or quarrel.
Midheaven has three planetary combos upon it so we know these duos of combined energies have a place to manifest…the Angular 10th house…
Moon-Saturn = Mc: sense of duty; self-control; feeling lonely or deserted; being ill or sad (don’t know about you but when I’m ill, I’m sad. And sad feelings can make people ill.)
Venus-Saturn = Mc: irritability; inhibitions; reserve; jealousy; separations in relationships; seeking solitude.
Jupiter-Saturn = Mc: fluctuating success; changes; losses; the philosopher; desiring solitude; love of seclusion; loneliness.
Obviously, Venus-Jupiter = Moon: charm, good nature, cordiality, and affection; the bride or mother.
So. As usual with our Lesson-Book-of-the-Universe planet, both good and bad are on our menus.
Last but not least, an Unaspected Pluto is tied into the energies of the chart bwo a midpoint picture (as it relates to Moon-Venus-Jupiter conj over Washington – or everywhere really), so we see the most expanded ego point of the chart (Sun-Jup) pointing to the god of Hades, lord of the Underworld…so distant and unaffected…
Sun-Jupiter = Pluto: acquiring wealth (at whose expense?); expectation of good fortune; pursuing happiness and fortune.
As you know, lone reader, I tend to use Pluto as a rep for the richest of the world’s denizens, those power elitist string-pullers who may be referred to only in hushed tones as…the secret hand. Distant royal cousins? Brethren in a super-secret alliance to ensnare the world’s masses? Both?
Thing is, they too will take as many down with them as they go. Innocents included.
That’s what really keeps me in a snit of miffdom about the propagandisticlly-named ‘WOT’…that, and the fact that the common good of humankind is no more than a joke to them, suitable for after-dinner banter and brandy…
In the library. With a candelabra.
Sunday Night Update: tomorrow, Monday, Dec 1, 2008, the president-elect is to announce his cabinet picks including, one presumes, Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. The scheduled time I’m finding for his announcement is ’10:40 am ET’…three minutes into the Moon-Venus-Jupiter conjunction! Wha-a-aaa?
Mumbai, India is under siege; at least 78 are killed, many people are wounded, and hostages are being held. Gunfire and explosions were heard for miles during this well-coordinated assault which lasted for hours, I heard.
Listen to NPR’s coverage of today’s siege upon Mumbai, India (formerly Bombay.) The series of coordinated attacks began at 11:00 pm Local Time against hotels, a popular restaurant, a train station, and a hospital. A hospital. That tells you what they are capable of to overmake their point.
A previously unknown group has taken responsibility and Americans and Brits have been targeted.
Read or listen here:
May peace descend upon the city Mumbai and its good people. May all be restored one glad day. May all hostages go free and the disenfranchised respected, not oppressed.
Astrology Note: there’s no time to post much on the Mumbai Siege, but if I were investigating this brutal criminality I would not rule out presidents of countries such as India, Pakistan, and perhaps more to the point, Russia. Since they’re reporting on the weapons the gunmen used, I’d follow the trail of manufacture as well as who sold the guns and explosives to whom. Borders are an obvious consideration.
Untraceable cell phones may have been used as triggers for the bombs and could be a large part of the close coordination of the attacks. And now that ’24’ has returned to TV, I shall fret that the wrong people are getting ideas – not that ’24’ is the only TV show (or film) that inspires copycat acts by terroists or false flag operatives, if indeed they do. But most often in a dramatic portrayal, ‘untraceable’ cell phones actually can be traced by way of cell towers…to locations if not to precise identities.
Rising at 11:00 pm Local Time in Mumbai, India, is Russia’s ‘USSR’ Leo Ascendant of Nov, 1917. With both Ascendants falling around ’15Leo’ it seems of interest to me that ’15Leo’ is traditionally known as a ‘heart attack’ degree. The ‘heart of India’ was certainly attacked and my prayers go out to the good people of that nation.
Occurring under a Balsamic phase of the Moon, when secret activities are often initiated in the dark, the upcoming New Moon’s Sabian Symbol may be notable: “A Game of Cricket”…a particularly British game of one-up-manship which harkens to Britain’s colonial days in India and the hypocrisy of such rule.
And conjunct this New Moon at ‘6Sag’? Asteroid, Sisyphus, whose keywords include: determination; dogged persistence; to start over.’ As you know, the myth of Sisyphus tells of rolling a rock up the hill only for it to roll down again…and repeating.
(And ‘dogged’ reminds me of Sirius, the Dog Star, which has an ‘announcing’ or ‘heralding’ quality. This anciently worshipped Fixed Star (aka the ‘Nile Star’) relates closely to the US, London, and to Egypt. I’m simply making note of these links for future reference, if necessary.)
And since all New Moons are times of new starts, I hope for the sake of the good people of Mumbai that the siege is not the beginning of a round of inhuman violence and cruelty on their doorsteps.
As for foreign nationals and others, perhaps it’s time for them to return to their own folds and ‘lay low’…always good advice during and just after the darkening of the Moon – and in this case, perhaps well beyond.
Yon turkey roasting in the pan
we simmer greens for Uncle Stan
got Aunt Belinda’s mac’n’cheese
and pumpkin pie that’s sure to please
sweet yellow corn is on the cob
those yams are bubbling on the hob
i got a chance and had to say
y’all have a fab Thanksgiving Day!
Above drawing is from my true-life Thanksgiving Tale which you may find by scrolling down the sidebar to: ‘Writers Write.’ It’s entitled, ‘Mysterious Tale of the Sleepwalking Turkey’ and will answer the burning question: Have You Seen This Turkey? ;p
So Madame van Palin is coming here to dazzle a well-heeled crowd of the faithful at a GOP fundraiser Sunday evening (11.29), then make some promotion stops on Monday in an attempt to turn out the run off vote for Senator Saxby Chambliss.
Yeah, she did so well for McCain and all, bring ‘er on down:
It must be star power, baby! But what if, just once, they threw a Grand Old Party and no one came?
Well, as TV’s Craig Ferguson aptly put it earlier tonight: as soon as she figures out where Georgia is, she’ll be right down.
And as Charlie Daniels once sang, ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia.’ Then maybe they can pal around together.
Here’s a good resource for Georgia Politics if you can stand the heat of the Thirteenth Colony:
or go to the radio magazine I’m currently listening to here:
Woven through the tapestry of our modern financial system are derivatives, once thought to be golden, now lost their polish and shine.
And all the King Midasses and all the king’s men couldn’t put confidence back together again – until and unless they resolve the basic issues resulting from their self-created pyramid scheme and stop throwing what amounts to trillions in counterfeit money at it:
As in America, things are rough in Great Britain and getting rougher, and the pros and cons of the government’s new stimulus plan are under discussion:
Heads-up here at Jude’s Threshold – a fresh Page is now in the sidebar column: ‘Enduring Words from FDR & natal Uranus rising.’
Born in 1882, our 32nd president served three full terms and part of a fourth. With Rx Uranus rising in Virgo, he was one-of-kind personally and politically, and was blessed with inspiring and uplifting oratory skills.
The list of my favorite FDR quotes will be updated as time allows, and a post or Page concerning his natal chart is in the works, so stay tuned, if you may.
As do many Americans who are celebrating Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, I have out-of-town family members arriving this evening, so blogging time may be brief this week. Or maybe not – for it has developed that I will not be doing all the cooking as first supposed – yippee!
Hope everyone has a great holiday with family and friends, because it’s all about being grateful to be together to celebrate our blessings, isn’t it? We, too, have had a recent job loss hit, and who knows what’s in store for the near future.
But for now, it will be great just being with loved ones. And the pies. Don’t forget the pies and cranberries! A la mode, Y’all!
The more people lining up for their daily bowl of soup, the more I think of the presidency of George W. Bush.
Heads-up to an observant reader who noticed that I never put the title ‘President’ in front of Bush’s name – never have, never will. A ‘Mr” I’ll grant him but nothing more exalted. Most men who have inhabited the Oval Office have risen to the title, President of the United States of America.
But there is One who has lowered America’s standing in the world as he beggared her citizens.
Even now he’s busy justifying himself to…himself, no doubt. With me he’d have a harsher critic than his mirror if he cared to ask. He doesn’t, but if he did.
And since I knew I’d been grousing about such distressing matters as the dwindling economy, the wastefulness of the Bush administration, foreclosures, and hunger for quite a while, I set about finding certain SO’W posts for you – some containing links to articles (by writers who actually know what they’re doing), some with links to other posts with or without astrological observations involved.
It’s a mixed bag, especially because you’ll discover that there are couple of cross links between posts, but that’s how the blogging goes.
My criteria was the search term, Souplines across America, starting with January 2006:
Yes, the plutocratic, overbearing Pluto-Chiron duo is wallowing in its richest element now, isn’t it? And renting our social fabric into tatters.
So tell me – did I overstate the case in the above posts? Were my comments about souplines offensive to proud Americans?
Be that as it may, if you do nothing else, be sure to look for a link to FDR’s ‘test of our progress’ …it’s a dilly when placed next to Bush’s lack of empathy for his fellow man.
Bush-Cheney papers, communiques, and other presidential information are in danger of being destroyed or removed from the White House by Bush loyalists – all two or three of them:
I know I know – what could they possibly have to hide, right?