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Due to the current conversation about gun violence and mental health in America, I’m posting a link to a 2004 article concerning President Reagan’s cuts to funds for mental health programs and low cost housing, the after affects we now experience.
Wonder if a conversation is in progress over super-violent video games that innoculate our children? It isn’t the emotionally and psychologically stable ones I fret about–my concern is the unstable folk who imbibe the gun-and-violence culture while purveyors of certain industries ‘pander to the lowest common denominator in order to seek their fortunes’.
“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.”
Theodore Roosevelt, April 19, 1906
Well, the unholy alliance kept up its sorry fight these 105 years, didn’t it? Now we see how far the illuminized one-world-government/monarchist types have ‘advanced’ against We the People.
As you know, invisible (Neptune) government (Saturn) describes the fabled shadow or secret government of America which may be spied in our national horoscope by Saturn 14Lib48 and Neptune 22Vir25 (July 4, 1776.) In the Sibly version of the US chart (5:10 pm LMT), the Saturn/Neptune midpoint @ 3Lib37 crossed US natal Midheaven (the Goal/Aspiration/Public Status Point of any chart) about 3 years after 1776 by progression–during the American Revolution.
Is this when Britain took secret control of the US through the central banking system? I know what I believe but will allow you your own conclusions on the matter. Here’s the horoscope of Cornwallis’s Surrender which occurred at a time and date of Freemason George Washington’s choosing. (Planets of Inauguration 2009 are penned around the outside of the chart.)
An interesting midpoint picture forms:
Saturn/Neptune = MC: materialism v idealism; a peculiar character; losing courage quickly; using inefficient methods when tough, dedicated, complete work is needed; total capitulation to the demands of the environment.
Interestingly, America’s natal Uranus/Pluto midpoint @ 3Ari14 opposes its Saturn/Neptune midpoint, so with transit Uranus (planet of revolution, protests, strikes, upheavals, and explosions) now crosses and re-crosses our Uranus/Pluto midpoint which carries the revolution/protest vibes from their Great Conjunction/s of the mid-1960s in mid-Virgo (near US natal Neptune…new-age sciences; insecurity; unfulfilled wishes; fatigue; nervous conditions.)
So with tr Uranus triggering US natal Saturn/Neptune, what do we have? Excitability, inner unrest, a suddenly emerging weakness or illness, uncommon or unexpected recovery from weakness after a dormant period (okay!), indifference to decay in older buildings or structures (we know–the richest 1% would prefer more tax breaks, thanks.)
(Ebertin; Munkasey; Tyl; any, all, or none may apply.)
On April 19, 1906, some applicable transits to US natal planets were in process:
1. Pluto to US natal Mars @ 22Gem (Mars = motivation, energy, action, weapons, military, police; men between the ages of 25–35, give or take a year)) marked a time when greater control and power were sought, and there was a single-minded approach to revenge and physical efforts; issues involve secrecy, danger, agression, conservation, research/development, and competition.
2. Pluto square n Neptune indicates that financial and political changes and restricitons were at odds with society’s prevailing spiritual values and ideals.
3/4/5. Neptune conjunct Sun, Venus, and Jupiter–issues of confusion, muddled identity, eroded integrity, fanaticism, and misguided motivations and actions (Sun); murky alliances, deception, obsession and paranoia (Venus); illusion + extravagance, intellectual snobbery, and get rich quick schemes (Jupiter.) Meanwhile…
6. Uranus opposed Sun, Venus, and Jupiter, a time of forced separations, unpredictable directions caused by ego, and challenges to leadership (Sun); unstable or unpredictable reactions to others may cause separations, and legal matters may be reversed or temporary (Venus); optimism or generosity may be wildly misplaced, professional advancement may turn out unfavorably, economic expansion is subject to change and instability (Jupiter.)
7. Saturn squared n Uranus marks a period when authority, tradition, and experience clash with future plans, and those who seek a New Order have a difficult time selling it–unlike in 2011 with powerful subversive, wealthy Pluto, The Dragon, now opposing our natal Venus, Jupiter–and, before too many more US elections are stolen–Sun, which represents ‘leadership’ or ‘the leader’ in Mundane Astrology, describing a contest of wills/no-compromise conditions for the president whose power may be transformed or even discontinued due to impotency–what Washington politicians now work to achieve in their attempt to prove that the world ‘needs’ a new world order to ‘deal’ with earth’s massive, self-created problems.
And that the US government no longer ‘works’ at all.
Midpoint pictures from Tyl; Ebertin; Munkasey; any, all, or none may apply.
The first quote concerns America’s shadow personality, the one most of us prefer to ignore, and it fits in with some Republican audience members’ shouted sentiments like, Let him die!, and other such cold hearted remarks and attitudes–and they know who they are.
We’d all better hope that those with such harsh sentiments toward their fellow man–fellow Americans–aren’t nurses, doctors, or other healthcare workers.
And I’d best fix my own cup of tea, thanks. You, I can’t trust.
“The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It’s a brilliant, even witty, highly successful act of hypnosis.” -Harold Pinter, 2005 Nobel Lecture
“Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” –Hermann Goering (1893-1946) Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe, President of the Reichstag.
“The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion.” –Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Irish-born British statesman, parliamentary orator, and political thinker
Uncomfortable how these three quotes go together on some fundamental American level, isn’t it?
Three quotes compliments of the excellent Information Clearing House Newsletter, an independently supported, non-corporate news source.
Thoughts of America in November 2011
by Jude Cowell
“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is the numbers of people all over the world who have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves…[and] the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.”
- Howard Zinn
If you’ve ever read my Political Astrology articles you know that on one level I’ve been describing rebellious Uranus now in Mars-ruled Aries as ‘Utopians’ because that’s one expression of Uranus in Aries according to Reinhold Ebertin in his midpoint directory, The Combination of Stellar Influences.
And if you follow Astrology much at all, you know that in 2010, transit Uranus entered feisty Aries by crossing the Aries Point, one of the four World Points of Manifestation which historically times important events which tend to affect the entire world.
So if you’re familiar with the Sibly version of America’s natal horoscope (July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA with Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius rising), then you know that America’s IC (4th cusp, The Foundation or End of the Matter, aka, The Drain in any horoscope, and denoting Domestic Scene and Homeland) has been accosted by Uranus in Aries as the planet of revolution and uprisings hits the Aries Point (AP.)
My point, ill-made though it be, is that the Utopians have arrived and their intent to shake up our nation and rearrange all the furniture so that we cannot recognize where to lay our heads–is on disply with the current ‘debt-deal’ drama and the bill that has issued from it.
Holding hostages is typical behavior for radical reformers of the Uranian kind and they don’t care who gets hurt or damaged as long as their ‘vision’ is fulfilled…it’s a strain of the ‘success at any cost’ model of Machiavellian politics.
The hurt, however, is yet to be fully appreciated by the majority of the American people. The Uranian invasion and government coup has been ramped up and as I’ve typed many times before these last 6 years of blogging—these people play for keeps.
And come November 2011, when there will manifest in early Sagittarius a Solar Eclipse with sinister undertones and the ‘cuts’ are to be decided upon by the newly created “Super Congress” of 12 (like a special “council of wise men”?) we may see what the US government has been up to behind closed doors as the power of the US Congress is superceded–usurped–by an elite group of those who were in on the sky-is-falling game all along.
Yet with the energies described by Astrology working naturally in an AC-DC manner, the Utopian activism now throttling Washington DC can be turned around by the rest of us who Do Not want American to crash and be reinstituted like a phoenix rising from ashes.
Is it time for (peaceful) civil disobedience in America? the current Uranus/Pluto square says, Yes! For the mid-1960s saw the Great Conjunction/s of the revolutionary combo of Uranus and Pluto in mid-Virgo and their cyclic square now times a point of crisis when similar issues from the 1960s resurface–such as Civil Rights, disenfranchisement, and other anti-societal ills.
Uranus reached US natal IC (00Ari53, slightly past the AP) in 2010 and will continue to do so, thanks to quirky Uranus’ retrogradation, into January 2012.
But November 2011 isn’t left out of Uranus’ radical schedule for one of the conjunctions to US natal IC occurs on November 16, 2011, with the difficult Solar Eclipse manifesting on November 25, 2011 in the 14 North Series (“A peculiar turn of events”–Brady) @ ’2 Sag’–opposite President Obama’s natal Moon in Gemini–and the mini-me Congress of 12 power elite is set to divulge their recommendations for further cuts on November 23!
For more on this topic which has come home to America to roost, you may wish to try Coercive Utopians.
Plus, there’s always the excellent Thom Hartmann and his progressive views on and about America!
Though I’m not surprised and consider this tit-for-tat arrangement to be as old as America herself (as is the obvious hypocrisy involved), I present this article to you in a spirit of keeping a squinty and dissenting eye upon the inhabitants of the White House, no matter their party:
Spoils Of Victory: Obama Financial Suporters Get Top Jobs
By Fred Schulte, John Aloysius Farrell and Jeremy Borden
More than two years after President Obama took office vowing to banish “special interests” from his administration, nearly 200 of his biggest donors have landed plum government jobs and advisory posts, won federal contracts worth millions of dollars for their business interests.
As they say, old boss same as the new!
Plus, you may be interested in reading my brief astro-peek at Michele Bachmann’s natal horoscope published today over at Stars Over Washington.
As you know, the Magna Carta of 1215 has a long and glorious past and has gone through some changes and improvements during its history.
So one might think that since it had worked so well for so long, perhaps a US judge would retain a little respect for its protections against high-handed strong-arming of citizens.
But you would be wrong.
Now it’s always a sneaky thing to read other people’s journals or diaries yet these excerpts from the Journal of John Wesley concerning my home state of Georgia – what became the 13th Colony – are interesting to those who like early American history or are curious about the Native American tribes in the area, circa 1730s.
Methodist minister John Wesley’s Wiki bio gives a good bit of info on what became his unsuccessful mission in Georgia, his escape back to England after a breach-of-promise suit, and his turn toward a pietous group of believers, the Moravians, whom he encountered on the voyage.
A Little Astrology Perchance?
When we look at the horoscope of the landing of John and Charles Wesley in Savannah, Georgia on February 8, 1736, a mission taken on at the request of Governor James Oglethorpe (disclosure: my Dad’s Georgia ancestors came to Oglethorpe County in 1821, a few miles from where I sit typing at you), some interesting factors come to light using the lens of Astrology.
Moon was in ambitious Capricorn throughout the 24-hour period so we find a Sun AQ-Moon Cap combo of energies. And since Sun-Moon = ‘partnerships and marriage’, we may glean a little belated info concerning John Wesley’s broken-off relationship with fellow traveler Sophia Hopkey, and his proselytizing mission to the New World.
The Sun AQ-Moon Cap (Air-Earth) blend indicates steadfastness, resourcefulness, independence, honesty, and shrewdness with a broad-minded, deep-thinking approach to life. A dedicated search for the truth is notable along with firmness of purpose and an interest in society’s needs – traits laudable in a religious minister’s character and objectives.
There is an egalitarian quality within a natural sense of authority added to an ambition to perform one’s true vocation and hopefully to help others along the way. This blend presents an enormous appeal for all types of people whether superiors, inferiors, royals, strangers, or the down-and-outs, and is shared natally by some interesting people such as:
Abraham Lincoln, John Barrymore, Betty Friedan, Rosa Parks, Franco Zefferelli, Mia Farrow, and….often in the news of late…Ayn Rand, author of the distopian novel Atlas Shrugged and idol of Paul Ryan and Alan Greenspan, among other political figures.
Two quotes from Lincoln and Barrymore seem to apply to our topic – one primarily for Wesley’s mission in Georgia, the other for his relationship problems with Sophia (who married William Williamson):
“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God give us to see the right…” – Abraham Lincoln, 2nd Inaugural Address March 4, 1865
“In Genesis it says that it is not good for a man to be alone, but sometimes it’s a great relief.” – John Barrymore
Yet Sun AQ-Moon Cap can exhibit an over-strict adherence to principles and a no-frills approach to social life which gives an uptight Spartan vibe and a tendency to remain aloof and self-contained. That, along with stubborn pride, may have been at the base of Wesley’s lack of follow-through with Miss Sophia who, upon reflection these 275 years later, may have been well-out of such a marriage. One hopes she soon came to the same conclusion and enjoyed wedded bliss with Mr. Williamson.
Sun AQ-Moon Cap’s ‘Images for Integration: A revolutionary is elected president…An alien civilization comes to Earth to rescue man from imminent destruction.” (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles & Suzi Harvey.)
The ‘rescue’ must refer to Wesley’s desire to ‘rescue’ Native Americans from their religious errors, something he wasn’t able to do – perhaps because many tribes had their own relationship with our Creator before he arrived on the New World scene – he was the alien!
(Read the excerpts from Wesley’s Journal linked above for more details on the Native American conditions in Georgia and Wesley’s opinions on them.)
Interestingly, religious propagator Jupiter was posited at 00AQ33 upon Wesley’s arrival in the New World 1736 which is the zodiacal position of the Sun each January 20th when we hold presidential inaugurations with the Sun being the significator of The Leader (president.) And the Sabian Symbol for ’1AQ’ = “An Old Adobe Mission”, a reference to the Utopian corporatists whose vision of the New World included, as they now assert, a ‘New World Order.’
The influence of Moravian pietists upon Wesley’s religious principles (which famously began during the voyage to Savannah) may have had a hand in his fleeing back to England and opting out of the grand scheme of which James Oglethorpe was a part. (We’re currently dealing with long term effects of such a mission of Manifest Destiny as the America as we’ve known it is being collapsed and dismantled before our very eyes.)
Another general factor which affected Wesley’s 1736 mission in Savannah is the Solar Eclipse Saros Series in which his arrival fell, the 8 North @22Lib14. To me, its influence describes details of Wesley’s religious mission and his relationship troubles! See what you think in this paraphrase from Brady’s Predictive Astrology:
‘Flashes of genius, inventiveness, intuitive leaps, good ideas, vivid dreams, visions, and new-found inspirations (new-found – the Moravian influence which began aboard ship?) which pull us away from social life and relationships and cause strain in personal lives – freedom is needed’ (!)
The 8N Series began with an eclipse on May 17, 1501 with Sun/Moon @4Gem51. Two midpoint pictures from the initial eclipse may apply to Wesley’s situation in Savannah with manipulative, transformative Pluto at apex of both:
Venus/Saturn = Pluto (26Sco12 Rx): unusually strong tension in love relationships; passing states of chaos.
Moon/NN = Pluto: separation through a higher power or providence; fateful associations. (Ebertin; any, all, or none may apply.)
(Astro-Note: if you’re familar with your own Pre-Natal Eclipse Series, perhaps you’ve looked at the horoscope of the initial eclipse of that Series for further clues concerning its effects upon your life! My own is quite telling.)
Well, there’s an astro-snapshot of John Wesley’s experiences in America and hopefully some insights have been gained on the Methodist-movemnt-founding minister known for his preaching of personal salvation through Jesus Christ and justification through faith.
Levels of a dangerous neurotoxin, hexane are allowed at much higher rates in the US food supply than in the Eurozone’s foods, as with many other damaging chemicals and additives.
Yes, we Americans seem to be the food and chemical industries’ favorite guinea pigs through the years and apparently, we’ll eat anything as long as it’s charmingly or intriguingly marketed…and the more inexpensive the better.
Since soy sausage patties came on the US market over 30 years ago, my family and I have preferred them to meat sausages so it’s disturbing to find that we’ve been consuming dangerous levels of hexane all along. Canola oil was a staple in my kitchen for years but no longer for it too is contaminated with hexane.
Beginning several years ago, even my gynocologist said soy was good for me! Turns out our bodies need hexaned-soy like they need the other hormone disruptors our foods are laced with. That the US FDA is complicit in the scheme to weaken the American people’s health seems obvious to me. Plus, I’m lookin’ at You, healthcare industry and the AMA!
Horrible hexane is a petroleum by-product used in the process of extracting oil from seeds so it’s worth your time (if you chow down in the USA) to ferret out the products and manufacturers who use this cheap and readily available ingredient (since 1930!) in the foods you and your family consume and take whatever steps you can to avoid them as much as possible.
And perhaps ask your congress members and the President: why do you allow the American people to be poisoned into ill health on a daily basis?
At least, that’s my advice for the New Year!
Here’s a new post with a brief reconsideration of the Inauguration 2009 horoscope as inspired by President Obama’s caving in to the GOP over the tax cut extension for the haves.
You know who ‘the haves’ are in America, right?
They’re the folk who turned out en masse on November 2, 2010 to vote for the protection of the 2% – no matter how their anti-entitlement agenda damages the common good and well-being of 98% of the American people.
January 20, 2009 noon est Capitol Building, Washington DC
Like most astrologers, I shuddered at the void-of-course Inaugural Moon at a critical (crisis) degree 29Sco45 which promised trouble for the nation and a falling away from President Obama (midterms 2010) with his presidential agenda not going as planned.
Perhaps that was one of the underlying reasons Mr. Obama took a second presidential oath later on…undercover of a retrograde Inaugural Mercury!
This just in 10.13.10:
NPR BREAKING NEWS: Officials In 49 States Launch Foreclosure Probe The officials, including attorneys general and bank regulators, will examine whether mortgage company employees made false statements or prepared documents improperly. More at NPR.
Original post from 5 minutes ago begins here:
Most Americans agree that the recession certainly isn’t “over” with continued unemployment at the base of home foreclosures and real estate evaluation woes in abundance which will lead to further decline and loss. The October 8, 2010 station retrograde of Venus, planet of evaluations, @ 13Sco13 is having its reviewing and renegotiation effects as well as certain big banks have suspended their robo-foreclosure process for a moment.
(Have the banksters and fraudsters succeeded in defrauding themselves? How many empty houses do they want anyway?)
So as you know, transiting Neptune, planet of fraud, confusion, deception, and loss, has been billowing its dissolving rays around and underneath the US natal Moon in Aquarius which in Mundane Astrology signifies we-the-people.
Oceanic (and, in a perfect world, spiritual) Neptune also represents ‘floods’, ‘mass media’, ‘the masses’, and the ‘urge to merge’, an urge which obviously knows no bounds; thus we describe the all-encompassing problems our nation’s housing and financial markets are experiencing. Determining all causes for one’s problems is difficult under Neptune’s influence and the finger-pointing at the many (often hidden) culprits continues.
However, the one thing that Astrology brings to any table is the element of Time or timing. Thus we know that eventually, this fraudulent, loss-filled period of Neptune-to-US-natal-Moon will end.
The question is: will anything of value to we-the-people still be standing when it does?