Posts Tagged ‘Current Events’
Update 1/1/13: the natal horoscope of 2013′ s 113th Congress is in process of being recalculated due to the swearing-in now being set for January 4th, not January 3rd as I had previously heard and posted on. Please check with Stars Over Washington over the next two days where I will display asap a fresh horoscope of the new Congress. Please pardon the inconvenience! Jude
Update2: January 3rd has been cited again. Maybe I’ll put off posting a Jan 4th horoscope until the 113th swears in–whenever that turns out to be. jc
Original post begins here:
If you’re familiar with Mundane or Political Astrology, you know that the Sun signifies the president in the US, or more generally, leaders and leadership.
Having published today’s post at Stars Over Washington concerning the 113th Congress, it just occurred to me that I neglected to describe one of the new Congress’ important midpoint pictures involving the Sun and the Neptune/North Node midpoint, with its potentials for scandals, glamorization of national ideals, drug policies that ignore important concerns, spies or terrorists on villainous missions, and/or inadequate medical care and/or hospital systems. (Munkasey.)
So here is the picture thus created by nebulous, obfuscating Neptune and NN (contacts, meetings, encounters, and future direction):
Neptune-NN = Sun: a determination to be original (Munkasey); seeking contacts, or else feeling misunderstood (Tyl); feeling disappointed or let down by others (Ebertin.)
If you wish, click for more info on the 113th Congress and a view of its natal horoscope with details for the 113th convenes on January 3, 2013 at noon est. You’ll see that that there are two Angular midpoints–one rising (ASC = 113th Congress) and one at Mc (The Goal)–which you may wish to consider if you haven’t already.
Happy New Year, Everyone!
Today the long seige of a retrograde Mars ends as the planet of action, energy, and motivation begins a forward march. So if I were you (and I’m not last time I checked) I’d take some pertinent advice from my friend astrologer Julie Demboski on the matter!
Plus, if you’re not totally fed up with Politics, you may wish to visit my Political Astrology blog for a few astro-notes on the Mars Station Direct @ 3Vir40 in relation to Washington DC, my former place of residence. (Or maybe not. Wouldn’t blame you for being fed up with the varmints who now infest the land.)
While there be sure to scroll a smidgeon down Stars Over Washington’s sidebar for two considerations of the Astrology of DNC 2012 and RNC 2012 for that time draws near and more astro-notes will be forthcoming…
Either way, I hope today’s ‘Friday the 13th’ is going well for you and that all your ducks are lining up in neat rows, ready and eager to waddle forward!
Joseph Stack, the man who airplaned into the IRS building in Texas, left a suicide letter for ‘Big Brother IRS man’ and you may read it if you wish. It covers a lot. See if you can find anything he says in the letter that isn’t true. I haven’t so far.
Except for the part about violence being “the only answer.”
The excellent site StarCats has an article on the bombing of the USS Cole (Oct 12, 2000 @ 12:15 pm BAT) along with the natal chart for South Yemen (Nov 30, 1967 12:00 am BAT) if you’re interested in astro-details of this ruggedly mountainous, poor, and remote country so much in the news these days.
Here are a few of the USS Cole bombing chart details:
ASC 18Cap23, Sun 19Lib21, Moon 7Ari16; South Node 20Cap16 rising which means the January 7, 2010 transiting North Node (NN) is conjunct natal SN, aka, a Nodal Half-Return.
Nodal Half-Returns ‘flip’ the Nodal axis for a while and indicate a time when associations and partnerships may be broken if they’re not strong enough to withstand the pressure of the Saturnian SN’s separative quality. If partnerships are strong, however, they may become even stronger as problems are addressed and adjusted.
ASC 8Vir32, Jupiter 5Vir02 rising, Sun 6Sag57, Moon 11Sco42 conjunct Atlantis and Siva, Mc 9Gem54 conj Fixed Star Aldebaran, Ic conj Antares and Morya; Mercury 21Sco22 conj Neptune 24:33; Mars 28Cap29 conj US natal Pluto; Pluto 22Vir40 conj Uranus 28Vir38; Pluto conjs US natal Neptune which conjs President Obama’s natal Mars.
Transit Uranus now opposing Yemen’s natal Pluto, a time when political and social shifts of power occur and societal movements may disrupt or eliminate sources of power; a clash between generations occurs concerning differing ideas on how resources should be handled.
In a few minutes, President Obama is to address America concerning the Dec 25, 2009 “underwear bomber” incident and his resulting plans to up US security measures as he speaks on a declassified report of the incident.
(BHO just said, “Good afternoon, everbody” at 4:35 pm est – mentions ‘shortcomings in the Watch List System’ and ‘systemic failure’ so apparently we’re getting one last drop from the current Solar Eclipse Series of July 21, 2009: ‘systems fail; new methods/ideas needed to deal with events.’ Next Solar Ecl: Jan 15, 2010 @ 25Cap01 which will trigger the US natal Mercury/Pluto opposition.)
Yet it eludes me how confiscating more of each US air passengers’ hair gels and make-up could have aided us with this sort of event since the suspect was nearing a Detroit landing when his bomb failed to explode…the Moon that day was @ ’13Aries’: “An Unsuccessful Bomb Explosion.”
Sometimes Astrology makes the hairs stand up, doesn’t it? Then we could put away hair gel for good.
In case you missed it, here’s a link to an interview Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did with Der Spiegel concerning Afghanistan, Pakistan, and al-Qaida, published November 15.
Washington’s ‘White House Reality’ is fully on view here, if you’re interested. She’s really good at this, agreed.
But American war escalation – in Afghanistan or anywhere else – remains a totally daft idea. We and our children will be sorry.
Once I knew someone with water on the knee but this is different…
NPR BREAKING NEWS from NASA: Water Found In Moon Crater
NASA says a probe that purposely slammed into a crater on the moon has turned up evidence of water. Over the last decade, scientists have found some hints of underground ice on the moon’s poles, but this is the best evidence yet. #
If you’re thirsty, you may wish to read more at NPR.
As a Georgia native, I am always quick to point out that Newt Gingrich isn’t ~really~ a Georgia native and with this jaw-dropper news tidbit, he’s done nothing but continue to live down to my usual expectations of him.
The affair may be completely innocent but it looks awfully odd to me. See what you think.