Posts Tagged ‘US Congress’
As you’ve heard, The Hill is reporting that Rep Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) plans an attempt to force a vote to remove US troops from Afghanistan now that President Obama has drifted from his July 2011 intention.
Dennis John Kucinich was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 8, 1946 at 5:53 pm est, the eldest of seven children in a Roman Catholic family, his father of Croatian ancestry. If I remember correctly, Mr. Kucinich has shared his correct birth time for the benefit of astrological study.
The excellent Daykeeper Journal shows Mr. Kucinich’s natal chart
here, if you wish a view – you’ll see his realistic and dedicated Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Leo (6-degree orb) along with 14Aries56 rising. With Mars as chart-ruler, some of the following factors may be mitigated by the activist planet of determination.
Let’s take a brief look at his misty, ethereal Air-Water combination of Sun Libra-Moon Pisces: adaptable and sensitive, this blend of energies provides a perceptive intellect, sociability, and idealism. A genteel diplomacy makes for one of the nicest people around but with a detective’s mind and an air of mystery about him.
Here is a natural worker on the behalf of other people who can both fit in with the larger plans of others and/or initiate plans of his own. This charming guy is endearing to others due to his compassion, sense of fairness, listening ability, and non-judgmental attitude.
Relationships are central to this combination, which is supported by his natal Sun in Libra conjunct natal Descendant (Partnerships) – he may, perhaps, ‘give too much away’ of himself in relationships; plus, Venus in sexy Scorpio is out-of-bounds in his horoscope suggesting a deep insecurity concerning relationships, love, or romance (he’s in his 3rd marriage now.)
Two cautions for the Libra-Pisces blend are a tendency to vacillate at crucial crossroads, and to identify with too many points of view which leads to confusion or to a lack of conviction.
“Image for Integration: The curtain comes down, the actor takes off his mask and, in privacy, looks into his mirror to find himself a child of six with his imaginary friend.”
(Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey.)
Sounds rather lovely and childlike so I want to add three midpoint pictures which may give us a fuller idea of Rep. Kucinich, for US natal Neptune 22Vir25 is apex planet in three of his natal midpoints…yet we remember that Astrology is an AC-DC affair which describes energies flowing in either or both directions, at once or alternately. These pictures are more personalized for Rep. Kucinich because he serves (Virgo) the masses (Neptune) within the US government…
n Mercury/Pluto = US Neptune: pursuit of peculiar plans; cunning; falsehood; slander, libel, and defamation; overdoing issues drains energy and wears out one’s welcome; mystical insights; using deception and concealing information; an inefficient researcher.
n Mars/Saturn = US Neptune: pretenses or cover-ups about the state of preparedness of self or others; inefficient use of energy; a weakening of well-prepared plans; confusion; feeling threatened; self-torment; insufficient power to tackle obstacles; a grievous loss.
n Jupiter/Pluto = US Neptune: suffering damage or loss through others without being aware of it; cheating, deceiving, or seducing others; a general disappointment; unclear goals in life; being drawn to mystical religions and abstract ideas; adjusting the data; omitting key facts; working a situation into one’s own format (politics! and of course, congressmen work with surveillance issues and secret data all the time – jc.)
Also, Kucinich’s natal Jupiter 2Sco46 is focal planet with his Venus/Neptune midpoint – the Venus/Neptune pair relates to the Vatican, and ’3Sco’ = “A House Raising.”
As in, House of Representatives? (Imho, 99% of the borry sastards could use some raising – of ethics and integrity.)
n Venus/Neptune = n Jupiter: luxury consciousness; love of comfort; keeping up a good front; a rich imagination; a tendency to revel in illusion; artistic receptivity; religious deceptions as a form of holiness; excessive use of deceptive practices in financial endeavors.
Now you know that any, all, or none of the above factors may apply and that natal midpoints are subject to stimulation by transits and progressions. The above midpoint pictures are a mix of info gleaned from Noel Tyl, Reinhold Ebertin, and Michael Munkasey.
Yesterday the Democrats gave up on passing before their break a bill which would establish unlimited liability for corporate oil spills.
Meanwhile, BP says their current efforts to cap and stop the Gulf Gusher have proved successful – mud has saved the day, say they. Yet this assurance comes from a disengenuous corporation that also says that most of the ‘spilled’ oil has mysteriously disappeared!
Putting on my thinking cap, this can hardly be the case, now can it? ‘Look within the marshes and the water columns’ would be the first suggestion on my list.
What’s on yours?
How odd that these experts can leak oil in massive amounts but have trouble finding it not 4 months later! Why, it’s almost as if the carcenogenic dispersants BP used have affected their eyesight and they’re hoping that mass hypnosis saves them further trouble and expense.
Meanwhiler, Capitol Hill can’t get its act together before the break so the concept of justice for the people and for an injured environment will be going on vacation as well…and until further notice.
Here’s an article that explains what’s going on with last weekend’s massive 8.8 Chilean quake and its effect on earth’s wobble.
Shorter days are said to be a result of the quake in Chile and one may suppose that ethics-challenged Charlie Rangel’s stepping down from the Chairmanship of the Tax-Writing panel in Washington DC may result in shorter days for him as well.
This morning at 10:03 am est, I happened to have C-SPAN tuned in when Rangel’s brief resignation letter was read on the floor and immediately accepted.
A 29th ‘critical’ or ‘crisis’ degree was rising: 29Taurus18, making Venus, who loves to deal with valuable things, the letter’s chart-ruler.
Venus makes 4 applying aspects in the chart:
1. conjunct Uranus @ ’26Pis’ = “A New Moon That Divides Its Influence” (and influence is what congressional chairmanships are all about; the rest is mostly pocket-lining: US founded with natal Jupiter @ ’6 Cancer’ = “Gamebirds Feathering Their Nests” which to me makes All congress members fair game for ridicule of and dissent against their greed and corruption – Venus/Uranus contacts suggest being erratic or extravant with money – in the case of Congress, that’s extravagance with Our money);
2. inconjunct Moon ’24Libra’ = “A Third Wing on the Left Side of a Butterfly” (Moon = the people; the public; inconjs are aspects showing that adjustments are needed);
3. trine Mars Rx 00Leo37, nearing at his Direct Station degree ’1Leo’ = “A Case of Apoplexy” – Mars will seemingly stand still @ 00Leo18 and turn Direct on March 10, 2010 @ 12:08:44 pm est in Washington, DC;
4. opposite Saturn 2Lib41 Rx (Saturn traditionally signifies the Democratic Party, Jupiter the Republicans; the letter was read during a Jupiter Hour.)
South Node (SN), a point of separation, is @ 19Can37 in the chart which points ahead to the Solar Eclipse of July 11, 2010 @ 19Can24 (@ 3:40:17 pm edt, DC, in 8th house of Shared Resources, Debt, Credit, Insurance, Big Money, etc.)
The July 2010 Eclipse is in the 12 South Series which is the PE of America’s founding: ‘successful outcomes to long term worries or illness; issues at first seem worse, then clear.’ (paraphrasing Brady.)
Back to March 3, 2010 @ 10:03 am est, Capitol Building:
Here are the Sabian Symbols of the chart angles which answer 4 basic questions on the matter of the resignation letter’s reading:
The WHAT? of the chart: ASC ’30Tau’ = “A Peacock Parading on an Ancient Lawn” – though perhaps not as proudly as before.
WHY? Mc ’8AQ’ = “Beautifully Gowned Wax Figures” – as in a Capitol Hill tableaux or matinee? At Mc are two midpoints which form pictures:
Jupiter/Pluto = Mc: hardworking attainment of power position (well, yes, but ethical behavior is always helpful for keeping it);
Neptune/NN = Mc: taking a position off the mainstream of life (only when forced, it seems!) (midpoints: Tyl; Ebertin);
WHERE or WHERE TO? DESC ’30Scorpio’ = “The Halloween Jester” – you remember this degree from the 2009 Inauguration chart: ‘the people’ = the Moon in a national chart…2009 Inaugural Moon 29Sco45.
HOW? Ic ’8Leo’ = “A Bolshevik Propagandist” – this is George Bush’s natal ASC degree/Symbol – but W couldn’t have anything to do with Rangel’s ethics, right? Wonder if the GOP is behind Rangel’s outing? It isn’t as if most of them don’t partake in similar scams, and the R Party’s natal Mercury is nearby @ ’9Leo+.’ This may point back to the Solar Eclipse of August 1, 2008 @ 9Leo32 (the ‘Beijing Eclipse’ of the Olympics 2008) which heralded the financial crisis of 2008 (along with the August 16, 2008 Lunar Eclipse – see this blog’s sidebar of Pages) and is in the same Eclipse Series as the natal Series of John McCain and of the NYSE – 10 South.
10S’s flavor is one of ‘breaking out of a very negative situation where no hope can be seen to a more positive space containing many options; a long term worry will suddenly clear; the cosmos shows a solution that must be taken up immediately.’ (Brady’s ‘Predictive Astrology.’)
So…those in-the-know knew of our economic problems for years and to my way of thinking, they engineered things just how they wanted them so a ‘new economic and political order’ can be set up, they hope.
Therefore, 10S is the Pre-Natal Solar Eclipse Series of the Obama Administration (Eclipse occurring pre-Jan 20, 2009) and can be said to describe the ‘rush back to Washington to save the financial system’ which both parties indulged themselves in during the 2008 campaign – a script written for our diversion and befuddlement.
(My motto: when politicians say, Look Here!, I look in the opposite direction to see what shenanigans our corrupt little magicians are up to. Massive bailouts then transferred wealth to those who were already wealthy – a neat hat trick courtesy of our ‘Halloween Jesters’ unless you’re one of their many victims. And who isn’t?)
The Sun Pisc/Moon Libr combo has two interesting ‘Images for Integration’ which affect the day’s activities.
This would include the memorial service now underway for Rep John Murtha, the first Vietnam veteran elected to serve in the US Congress, and himself fallen in recent years under his own challenged-ethics cloud. Yet Rep Murtha was a champion on behalf of our troops and I thank him sincerely for that. May he RIP.
March 3, 2010:
Sun Pisc/Moon Libr: “A theatrical music artist entertains his entourage of friends and fans…A team of writers create a masterpiece.” (‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’ by Charles and Suzi Harvey.)
Well, I don’t know if it took a ‘team of writers’ to compose Rep Rangel’s letter of resignation (a step-down which is said to be “temporary”) since it was too brief to glean its brilliance readily but it’s a dance step that had to be taken by Mr. Rangel.
I hear Tom Delay’s former spot in the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ line-up of hoofers may be available. All parading peacocks with Taurean hoofs may wish to apply.
Returning from errands a while ago, I found Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) on C-SPAN speaking in the chamber on a resolution to teach the US Constitution to high school seniors.
Since I had Civics classes all through school, I heartily agree that this is a wonderful idea to re-install classes on government prior to an 18-year-old’s voting for the first time.
Rep. Gohmert said that many Americans cannot name the three branches of government, and I’ve read this somewhere recently myself – a result, I suspect, of taking Civics courses out of our public school system.
What made me chuckle was the lawmaker’s lament that more US citizens can name the Three Stooges than can name the three branches of government, so let me take the Civics test now:
Mo has to be the president of the Executive branch;
Larry must be the Judicial branch, SCOTUS;
which leaves crazy Curly as the Legislative branch, aka the US Congress.
Did I pass? Am I passing yet? Am I lying? And would you consider grading on the curve? ;p
We must be having a collective Duh Moment on this one – the US Congress is owned by big bankers.
After all, any American with a busy credit card or three is owned by them, too.
And no one seriously expected the ‘cramdown’ legislation (meant to keep people in their homes by judge’s order) to be crammed down the Congress-owning bankers’ greedy throats, right?
But wait – with all the bailout billions from US taxpayers the big bankers held out their claws for at the public trough, is this how we’ve finally found ourselves ‘owning’ ‘our’ Congress again?
Oh the irony of it all.
Why, it could almost trump the thievery and sleaziness of Washington and Wall Street – as if.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is crowing because Thursday the COPS Improvement Act passed and will put 50,000 more policemen on the street corners of America.
Guess you can’t be too careful – those soup lines and tent cities the US Congress helped create might get a little rowdy. Frisky even.
The government is getting ready for a melee, and apparently SOMEbody in Washington is using Astrology…again.
Besides, one way I know the passage of this Act is on the murky side of Capitol Hill: it has the word, ‘Improvement’ in it.
It’s the same perception management ploy that brought us the “Clean Air” Act, the “Patriot” Act, and other name-things-opposite-their-true-intentions craziness we ought to have a craw full of by now. So do you?
Visit Cryptogon for some different perspectives on these and other NWO-isms.
The world is in the grip. Shake it off.
If your eyes glaze over – or if they don’t – every time the subject of ‘card check’, unionizing, lost jobs, and the political power-and-money games surrounding them come up, please read Maria Cocco’s clearly written article:
Yes, it is typical of a politician that they morph from their candidate phase into something quite different once they’re in office.
But with Pres. Obama working so diligently on (supposedly) saving the US economy and on ‘creating jobs’ one must wonder if the jobs to be created have a purpose other than paying wages.
And the paradox of the situation seems odd to me since corporate greed has become a headline, the president says he’s “angry, too”, and yet Mr. Obama doesn’t seem to support improvements for laid off workers and others whose wages have fallen through the greedy machinations of corporate gorillas afraid that union organization might cost them their next two or three Lexus payments.
One could suppose that overpaid CEOs, if financially strapped by paying decent wages to the people who make their wealth possible, could choose to rent out the extra bedrooms in their cushy penthouses – perhaps not a perfect solution since no decent person would want to live with them.
Not coming from a region of the country that has had the advantages (and disadvantages) of unionized labor, it isn’t always possible for me to follow the script on the subject of ’card check’ changes, other union labor disputes, and congressional legislation to ‘fix’ things that always seem to make matters worse for the little guy, and thereby plusher for corporate fatcats.
Yes, Ms. Cocco’s article has given me a boost in understanding what’s up with Arlen Specter on the subject of lost jobs, fallen wages, and lack of negotiating power for the common man - predictable, but disturbing nonetheless especially considering the economic climate we face.
Duh Moment Occurs:
So let’s see if I have this right: Congress (with its self-voting ability to raise its own pay) sides with corporations against US workers and their rights.
Yes, I think I ‘get it’ now. And it wasn’t so difficult for a southeast-born simpleton after all.
The US Senate voted 60 to 38 in late session to pass the Stimulus Bill to aid working Americans in spite of the poorly acted hissy fit of impotence thrown by House Republican leader John Boehner (OH) who threw (dropped) the 1,071 page bill to the floor with theatrical ‘contempt.’
Perhaps he really felt contempt, I don’t know, but it looks as if unemployed Americans and children in need of their next meals won’t be nominating Boehner for an Oscar anytime soon, if asked to vote.
Bad performance, miserly sentiments, imho, from a professional politician who was hot, bothered, and in a huge hurry to send massive aid to rich banker pals and Wall Street gentry who knew better but didn’t care what happened to this country or to its people (whose tax money they were heisting.)
Interesting that it was Sen. Sherrod Brown – also of Ohio – who flew back from his mother’s memorial service to provide the 60th vote, thus the lateness of the hour.
Sometimes irony has such a welcome and soothing quality!
Update: see comments below this post for astrological details on Sherrod Brown’s vote – he arrived in the Senate chamber at 10:45 pm est.
Barack Obama’s appointment of Gen. Eric Shinseki as head of the Veterans Administration has garnered kudos – except for a piece published in the Washington Times:
Isn’t the Washington Times owned by Sun Myung Moon, the Korean spiritual leader whom the US Congress enthroned as the ‘prince of peace’?
Hard for Americans to believe, but view the video here:
Note: if I disremembered that it’s Moon who owns the Times, please pardon. You should view the above-linked video anyway – if you often or sometimes wonder about the US Congress’ allegiance issues, it’s a real eye-opener!
Lee Stranahan is putting up a new website this weekend and promoting a petition to Congress to hold hearings with CEOs who lay off workers.
Read his article on HuffPo here:
Oh dear! Apparently Mr. Stranahan has much more confidence in the US Congress than I do, for they’ve shown on whose side they work too many times…and it isn’t yours or mine.
But I agree that many US workers are now being laid off needlessly and are adding to the unemployment pool. I consider the massive layoffs as part of the larger plan to undermine our nation, and the script is being followed along with the Political Theater we witness on Capitol Hill.
The ‘Capitol Hill Theater’ I call it.
Did you think the auto CEOs and their first visit to Congress in fancy jets – then the turn-down for their bid at the public trough – then the subsequent statements by Pelosi and others – then the CEO’s more ‘modest’ second visit – do you notice the plot line of this farce?
Well, I hope Stranahan’s petition makes a difference, and I plan to sign it myself, just in case. But help for the American people from the US Congress is a long-deserted concept around here!
I’m not sure when it will go Live, but Stranahan’s new site address will be: NoLayoffs dot org