Archive for the ‘9/11’ Category
As remembrances of those killed in the attacks of 9/11/01 proceed in New York City, Washington DC, and Shanksville, PA (held yesterday), a description of today’s Sun-Moon blend seems to me to denote a deeply cosmic sense of the events of 2001 which inspire the events of 9.11.11.
As you know, the Virgo-Pisces polarity is what is known as the Victim-Savior axis of the Zodiac and the Earth (Vir)-Water (Pis) combo of energies tells of compassion, inspiration, dedicated service, and a devotional nature.
There is a humanitarian urge to serve others and the larger good, a trait that first responders embodied so well on that morning. The Image for Integration may be applicable for today as well:
“A peasant rests in the wheat field, and shares his bread, cheese, wine and wisdom with the hungry labourers.”
A friend recently complained, “How can God have crashed planes into those buildings?” And all I could think of was how that was God inside those buildings and on the planes. And He knows a lot about sacrifice and loss.
Well, you may be interested in a perspective from afar concerning today’s 9/11 remembrances published a few minutes ago in The India Times.
May all be safe and find the peace they seek.
Image from ‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’ by Charles & Suzi Harveyl; today’s blend is shared natally by lexicographer Samuel Johnson who informs us that,
“The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.”
It is still legal for people to record or tape the police in America yet a man is facing a life sentence for doing just that.
Deciding that we must fight for our rights while we still have them, a court case tried before a jury of his peers is expected. This is an important case for all Americans!
If you’re interested, you may wish to check out today’s post at Stars Over Washington with a few of the highlights concerning the Astrology of 9/11 and Dick Cheney, plus, the post contains a two-part video presentation of the August 30th Alex Jones Show with callers expressing themselves on the latest corruption coming out of Washington DC.
No, the show isn’t endless, silly! Just their crimes–since few if any recent culprits are being held responsible and accountable as the fraudsters they really are.
Noam Chomsky was interviewed on US foreign policy on Oct 14, 2009 by Jon Snow and several subjects were mentioned such as: progress in Latin America, the state of human rights, America’s response to 9/11, Israel’s security problems, the US approach to Iran, the US ‘democratic deficit’ where Mr. Chomsky comments on the “irrelevance of popular opinion in the US” (amen!), and Barack Obama’s ‘burden of expectation’ which Chomsky relates to JFK’s presidency, among other subjects.
It’s actually quite a brief interview and includes a 2-minute video of Chomsky speaking just after the attacks of 9/11. Check it out!
The excellent Information Clearing House Newsletter provided me with the interview’s link.
Hello again to both readers of this blog on this 8th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11/01.
I just want to spread the word that today marks the beginning of the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance so please check out the website and see what can be done to bring joy from the ashes.
Having just found that whistleblower Sibel Edmonds is speaking out on the Bin Laden-US relationship and 9/11, I’m still clicking links, reading, and investigating it myself.
But I thought that you should have a chance to do the same, in case you haven’t heard of the recent revelations from Ms. Edmonds whose gag order must be treated gingerly.
Well, a cozy US-Bin Laden relationship would explain why Bush called off the hounds at Tora Bora in Dec 2001 when our trackers were ~thisclose~ to nabbing the tall, gaunt so-in-so.
Even at the time, I felt as if Bush never wanted to catch him. It seemed quite clear actually.
And do you remember my confession that at 1:00 pm edt on 9/11/01 I took a break from Astrology charts long enough to ask the Tarot: Who did this?
And the answer? “Ask the Sphinx.”
Which is, in itself, a very sphinx-like answer, is it not? But you know which Middle Eastern country came to mind, don’t you now?
Taking some time off from Politics over the weekend I missed this nugget concerning President Obama’s off-the-cuff remark to Angela Merkel.
Mr. Obama’s comment to the lady was caught on camera that “you’ve already won” so is ‘the fix’ in for Angela Merkel of Germany?
Might this knowing political wink be somehow similar to the assurances from George and Jeb Bush on the airplane as permanently enshrined in Michael Moore’s film, Fahrenheit 911, when, speaking of the outcome of the 2000 election, they smugly asserted, “It’s in the bag”?
But in case Merkel doesn’t continue in office in spite of Mr. Obama’s slam-dunk assurance: I promise to apologize later.
It’s become more common than ever in these R v D days that voicing a varying opinion on America and her direction garners you little but critics.
Here Dave Schechter discusses the phenomenon of having one’s patriotism questioned when you aren’t going along with society’s popular views of the moment.
In recent days I’ve noticed a tendency of certain partisans and their political gurus of failing to remember the emotional days just after the attacks of 9/11 and how ‘patriotism’ and its supposed lack was used to browbeat House and Senate members into voting for the rush to war, as the ploy silenced their loudest critics.
But if they didn’t realize it then, most Americans now see how wrong and cynical this tactic was with the goose-stepping House proceedings televised on C-SPAN – put on display in order to get the public onboard the war wagon for we Americans have to feel a larger cause is at stake before we trouble the waters and bomb the children of other nations.
Our emotions must be highly stirred and shaken to get us to march away to foreign lands, a fact politicians have understood and used for decades.
There, I said it. Dissenting me blabs aloud again – in honor of our Independence Day’s highly valued intent, if not its usual practice.
“You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong no matter who does it or says it.” Malcolm X
“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.” Edward R. Murrow
No dissent on their intent here. Happy Independence Day, my America!
It will soon be time for America’s birthday celebration we fondly call Independence Day, so I’ve posted America’s Solar Return 2009 using and displaying both the US ‘Sibly’ natal chart, and what I call the ‘Franklin’ chart, the time of which is based on astrologer Benjamin Franklin on the US 20-dollar bill which shows in the background the clock on Independence Hall in Philadelphia marking ’2:21′ (or 2:22)…am or pm.
I’ve used the 2:21 PM lmt chart for my SR 2009 post, yet there is much to be said for a chart set for 2:21/22 AM which gives Uranus 8Gem55 rising. But since Uranus was unknown in 1776 and was not discovered by William Herschel until 1781, it would probably be the Universe playing celestial synchronicity with us, rather than prankster Ben insisting on signing such an important document in what to me seems the middle of the night (or early morning, if you prefer!)
Another possibility, however (and I’ve not read this anywhere, I’m just imagining it now for you) is that as Franklin and the others declared (treasonous) independence from Britain, they were desirous of keeping their heads and wished to be secretive in order to be safe from British spies or officials.
Hmm. Then the Universe may have conspired after all to have the planet associated with freedom and independence, the one that disrupts the status quo – Uranus – on the Ascendant of America’s birth chart, hence: 2:21/22 am lmt.
A rising Uranus on any Ascendant indicates coping ability with whatever comes up – perfect! With the messes politicians now have us embroiled in, perhaps I’ll start using the 2:21 am chart for America just to see if it helps with anything.
As the president said, Try something. And if it doesn’t work, try something else.
Plus, in the 2:21 am chart Mars is in first house of Identity and the US seems to be awful scrappy, aren’t we? Always looking for a contest and an enemy and creating them if and where they didn’t previously exist.
September 11, 2001:
The 2:21 am chart has certain important links to the planets of a massive event with a well-known time of occurrence: the first attack on the World Trade Center, Sept 11, 2001.
The Sibly chart is often used now by some who didn’t before because 9/11/01′s Pluto crossed the Ascendant and restrictive Saturn was on the Decendant – the Saturn/Pluto opposition whose clock began ticking at their conjunction of Nov 8, 1982 – the Reagan era. He signed the Garn-St. Germain Act on Oct 15, 1982 which opened the door to the current financial collapse.
Do I believe the loosening of regulations made possible by the Garn-St. Germain Depository Institutions Act and 9/11/01′s financial effects are related?
Let’s just say, I knew it was You, Reagan.
So, the speculative 2:21 am chart flips this transiting pair on 9/11/01 to transiting Saturn conjunct ASC, tr Pluto conjunct Descendant indicating loss and restrictions for America (Saturn to ASC) by foreign, secretive, and transformational forces (Pluto in Sagittarius.)
Works for me especially with a Gemini ASC resonating with the Twin Towers and their trade/commerce activities (Gemini’s Mercury = trade, commerce; the Twins of Gemini.)
But for the purposes of my US Solar Return 2009 article, I have used the Sibly (5:10 pm lmt) chart and the 2:21 PM chart from July 4, 1776 to calculate the current Solar Returns.
This results in differences between the Solar Return 2009 charts because the Sun returns to two spots in the zodiac: 13Can13 in the Franklin version, and 13Can19 in the Sibly.
And now here are the midpoint pictures formed in both Return charts starting with the Franklin version – you’ll notice that this version has much less “action” – only one picture – than the Sibly SR though both have the traveling Chiron-Neptune-Jupiter trio which is rising in the Franklin SR, but in 11th house of the Sibly Return.
~As always, midpoint pics operate in an ‘any, all, or none’ manner and may respond later on to transiting planets that trigger them particularly if they’re on a SR angle.
And as you know, a SR chart is ‘good for’ a year (from birthday to birthday) so it’s a bit like having a new birth chart for a year to work with (see article linked above for more info) yet Return charts are always read in tandem with the natal charts from which they issue.~
‘Franklin’ SR 2009:
Mercury/Mc = Saturn: one’s point of view comes under scrutiny by authority figures; abandoning one’s former aims; meditation; solitude; separation; melancholy.
‘Sibly’ SR 2009:
Pluto/ASC = Jupiter: an imposing and powerful personality; a large gain; generosity; a favorable turn of circumstances; receiving a bounty; drive to major success.
Plu/ASC = Neptune: potential scandal; otherworldliness; peculiarities; power run amok; away from the middle of the road; disappointments; suffering from the actions of malicious or bad people within the environment; an awkward and unfortunate situation.
(Neptune for the masses and Jupiter for wealthy bankers and politicians?)
Moon/NN = Mc: emotional relationships with intensified ego involvement; initiation of a soul-union.
Sun/ASC = Venus: harmony and affection; a love of humanity; peace.
Mercury/ASC = Mars: negotiations and discussions; quarrels; emphasizing one’s own ideas; the urge to attain success; deciding on the best course of action in collaboration with advisers.
Saturn/ASC = Mercury: change of environment; getting into trouble through others; a journey; others influencing one’s thinking; wanting to be alone, to get away from it all.
And on a joyous note, here’s a picture formed with US natal Jupiter (5Can54/56) as focal planet for the year of America’s Solar Return 2009 and operative in either chart (Mercury 2Can36/51):
SR Sun/Mercury = n Jupiter: optimism; broadening one’s horizons and mental focus; successful travel; speechmaking; uplifting thoughts about religion; good connections; a good thinker, orator, and organizer; protection and sponsorship.
Well, light the grill, pass the mustard, and Happy 233rd birthday, America and warm felicities to all my fellow Americans!
(Midpoint pictures: ‘Solar Arcs,’ Noel Tyl; ‘The Combination of Stellar Influences,’ Reinhold Ebertin.)