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Today’s post at Stars Over Washington gives details and a view of the horoscope of February 25, 2013′s Full Moon in Virgo, sign of jobs, work, service, and health, with the chart set for the Capitol Building, Washington DC.
And as you know, various services in the US are due for interruption and more job losses are predicted because of ‘sequestration’ cuts which are likely to be implemented beginning March 1st unless Congress lifts itself up and shows more wisdom in financial matters than they’ve demonstrated so far. Such are the Machiavellian tactics of Washington politicians egged on by their wealthy billionaire backers against We the People as they plan austerity for us, more riches bwo tax breaks for them!
On Monday February 25th, congress members skulk back to the Capitol Building after their week-long vacation under the rays of a Virgo Full Moon which perfects on Monday at 3:26 pm est and colors this congressional session.
Implications of the Full Moon’s Sun Pisces-Moon Virgo Water-Earth blend of energies (mud-stuck yet practical, swamped by duties they should have already met) may be interesting to note: ‘analysis and synthesis, nervous and fretful, large-minded but good with details, devoted servants with refined tastes’. This blend denotes a confrontation (Full Moon = culmination, and awareness of relationship dynamics) between intuition and reason with Pisces unable to stand much reality, and Virgo all for making clear-eyed assessments and finding practical solutions (though what Congress is actually ‘devoted’ to seems suspect.)
A caution for this session of Congress which begins with a Virgo Full Moon, is to avoid perfectionism and an overly critical attitude toward others along with a tendency to allow emotions and rationality to clash–for it’s difficult to distinguish between them.
In Sun Sign-Moon Sign, the Harveys give interesting Images for Integration to describe the Sun Pisces-Moon Virgo pair of energies: “Small events bring enormous consequences…Faith and reason shake hands.”
Perhaps the best advice for everyone–very much including our political miscreants and radicals about to bring our financial matters to a halt–comes from famed psychologist Roberto Assagioli who was born under the influences of the Sun Pisces-Moon Virgo blend and observed that:
“Without forgiveness life is governed by…an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.”
Hmm…wise advice for Washington DC, isn’t it?
Update 2/27/13: please click on Comments to read an update to this post and do leave your own remarks if you wish! jc
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!
You’ve seen Politico‘s current feature on Darrel Issa’s list of investigations into the Obama administration once the 112th Congress opens on Wednesday January 5, 2011.
It’s like the GOP vs Bill Clinton all over again and broadcaster Thom Hartmann has said that if the Rs can distract the people for long enough, they can hide the fact that the GOP has no new ideas for moving the country forward. I must concur with Mr. Hartmann though I sincerely believe that moving the country toward fascism is closer to Washington’s intention.
As of January 5th, Mr. Issa will be chairman of the ‘top oversight committee’ in Congress which grumps me up no end for if Congress hadn’t vacated its oversight duties years ago we might not be in the financial mess we’re in, yet Issa is passionately itching to use the congressional ‘oversight’ function to plague and undermine the GOP’s political opponents prior to the 2012 presidential campaign!
Issa has called the Obama administration “one of the most corrupt ever” as if other adminstrations have been pussycats and Congress is lily white – puh-leese!
Where was Issa when the US financial system needed oversight? Or during the lied-into-wars of Bush-Cheney fought on credit card? Actually Issa was one of the culprits cheerleading for Washington’s one-world-government plan which requires endless war and financial collapse.
Issa’s Wikipedia bio gives details on this particular Republican bigwig, if you’re interested.
Darrell Issa was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 1, 1953 when the Sun was in the range of 8Sco29 – 9Sco29 and Moon 7Vir54 – 19Vir43 during the 24-hour period of his birth date. Let’s take a peek at his personality bwo his Sun Scorpio-Moon Virgo blend, a practical Water-Earth combination of energies.
Sun Sco-Moon Vir indicates passion and piety, ‘Mary and Martha’, and a hardworking, quiet dedication. There are tendencies toward biting criticism, relentless perfectionism, and organizing ability.
Here is a “veritable dynamo of well-planned and strategically executed industry” say Charles and Suzi Harvey in their book Sun Sign-Moon Sign. The Images for Integration given are as follows:
“A scientist probes into the mysteries of the cosmos…An artist combines simplicity with intensity in a study of still life.”
He also probes into the mysterious ways of the Democratic Party.
On the negative side of Sun Sco-Moon Vir, we see a narrowness of outlook, an arrogance which assumes that, if he can think them up, he is entitled to rewrite the rules (!), and a conscious aggression which emerges as biting and destructive criticism (as noted above.)
Pardon, but the negative side sounds like a typical Republican to me, and a few Democrats as well.
So! Mr. Issa’s personality seems to be a perfect fit to advance the GOP agenda to ‘rewrite’ the rules of what the Rs tiresomely calls ‘Obamacare’ and for other costly delights as vicious party politics again trump addressing the needs and doing the business of the American people.
Note on Congress: 2008 figures show that there are 237 Millionaires in Congress and I assume that there must be even more of them now.
Update Jan 5, 2011: for a fuller picture of Mr. Issa’s way of doing business, you may be interested in a blog called Issa Exposed.
(Hat tip to Alex D’Atria for the blog link.)
Read more of my astro-notes concerning the opening of the 112th Congress on Jan 5, 2011, if you dare, for America’s ‘sacred warrior’ is rising.
Today is Monday December 13, 2010 and the US is gripped in Winter’s grasp in many regions of our nation with 8 days to go until Winter Solstice 2010. Yes, WordPress’ snowflakes across the page look festive and perfect for the season!
Now no one knows why the muse of bad poetry tends to light rather frequently upon my shoulder. If I could explain it I could probably stop it. But not today for I’m in a holiday mood that begs for snowy expression however minor it may be:
As wintry winds begin to blow
remember Mama told you so
your scarf and mittens are a must
to counter winter’s freezing gust!
And if you have a moment, you’ll find it won’t take a sled but only a simple click to discover my latest science-y/poem-y blog Woolly Mammoth Chronicles where I express in rhyme my personal misgivings about Science’s plan to clone from fossil DNA a long-extinct relic of the Ice Age, the woolly mammoth.
My ‘Odes to a Woolly Mammoth’ are the inexplicable result, plus, Science News links and odd videos are included as well so check it out and answer the woolly mammoth poll, upper right, if you wish to weigh in on the weighty woollie’s proposed return to ‘life’ – or to some Frankensteinian version of it.
Also, your feathers may be ruffled to know that my Political Astrology blog Stars Over Washington was updated this morning concerning the astro-atmosphere on Capitol Hill: this week’s lame duck session is marked by Monday’s Fire-Water combination of The Seeker and The Mystic!
The Winter Solstice 2010 horoscope is there as well: see sidebar for Top Ten SO’W posts which is where you’ll find my December 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse article with chart image, too.
Hope you keep your feathers dry and warm! jc
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.
Apparentlly there are people on Capitol Hill, at Homeland Security, and elsewhere that have their thinking caps on tight for a ‘Trojan horse’ may be the shady vehicle Congress uses to ‘pass’ into law the internet ‘kill switch’ many of us are dreading.
If you care, get out the word!
For after all, if a seemingly pristine defense bill can harbor the likes of an internet kill switch against free speech in America, then ‘the terrorists have already won’, to quote a Bush-Cheney slogan of manipulation and cynicism.
Thing is, this is the sort of anti-freedom idea that shows us the terrorists aren’t only in the Middle East.
Of course, total disconnection may have its merits, too.
Such as a response to nasty cyber attacks on vital services grids, government websites, another electronic bank run, etc. But HoSec has had years to improve our cyber security – and trillions of taxpayer dollars to do so.
Is pulling the plug all they can come up with? Puh!
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.
When the House passed Health Care legislation last evening officially at 11:15 pm est (at 11:07 pm the vote count reached the required 218 votes), the Sun Sco/Moon Cancer blend was indicating these ‘Images for Integration’…
‘A mother eagle defends her babies with immense courage…A surgeon develops life-saving methods…A mother passionately defends her delinquent child and pleads for a compassionate verdict.’ (‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’ by Chas and Suzi Harvey.)
This Water-Water combo is the ‘mailed fist in a velvet glove’ blend of energies – and Sun @ ’15Sco’? That’s the Eagle Point degree as noted in the Images above. There are resilience, intuition, and emotional tenacity along with an ability to “feel where things are at” within this combo.
And while this may describe the Democratic leadership or certain members of the party concerning this legislation, I believe it describes even more closely President Obama whose phone call – ‘feeling where things are at’ – may have ‘turned’ the one Republican who voted ‘yea’ after hearing Mr. Obama’s dulcet tones (or after receiving a back-scratching promise of some kind?)
If you wish to read more of my astrologically based comments on last evening’s chart and bill passage, try House Passes Health Bill with Hygeia Rising for details. Hint: the key is which Fixed Star arose with the Sun at Eagle Point on Nov 7, 2009, one day after transiting Saturn, planet of the Democratic Party in Mundane Astrology, precisely hit the US natal Midheaven (00Lib53 in the nation’s ‘Sibly’ natal chart.)
Saturnian Democrats are on top!