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Hello everyone from Acworth, Georgia where my new office is in process of being set up!
Not much to say after yesterday’s Super Tuesday with Newt Gingrich snagging himself a bevy of delegates that, I confess, I can’t imagine will catapult him into the Oval Office. But as Bob Barr, who once served with Newt on Capitol Hill, said in an http://www.npr.org interview last evening, with Newt, it’s all about ideas. Apparently Newt really really covets a seat at the victor’s Republican table come January 21, 2013 (yes, January 20 is on a Sunday next year.) T
Naturally, this would return him to DC politics in a major way, of course, but I can’t forget his disruptive, off-the-wall ways during the 1990s, can you? At least he doesn’t drawl in that annoying manner that some Southern politicians have, being from Pennsylvania and all.
For those who think the Speaker has been at too many tables already, I heartily agree (not being a Newtster myself) yet I probably resemble that remark more than I care to admit.
Well, new equipment set-ups have hit a glitch (isn’t Technology wonderful?) but as soon as I’m up and running, I will return to posting here and at my Political Astrology blog, http://www.starsoverwashington.com so check back when you can or sign up for email alerts! For the Inauguration 2013 horoscope looks very very interesting and shows points in its favor for both President Obama and Mitt Romney…
Blog Note: if you visit SO’W you’ll find a Search Bar where you may type in terms such as “Newt Gingrich” for a list of my previous posts, some with videos–there’s also a list in the sidebar of Astro-Peeks at the natal planets of certain politicians if you’re curious about the varmints. And please pardon the glitches with the links in this post–I’m not accustomed to the strange ways of a Mac desktop!
Perhaps you noted on Tuesday evening in his SOTU 2012 Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the nation that President Obama put quite an emphasis on the topic of paying one’s fair share of taxes.
Tres embarrasingly, it’s reported that several of Mr. Obama’s top aides haven’t gotten around to paying theirs and I cannot imagine that anyone who assists the president thinks that this irony–some might say, hyposcrisy–won’t be used by an opponent as Mr. Obama campaigns for re-election!
Why, even Mitt 1% Romney pays what he legally owes (and not a penny more)…well, except for taxes on any gold dubloons he may have tucked away in very secret places.
Oh, the ruling class. Aren’t they a caution?
The Planets and Psyche of Herman Cain, GOP Pseudo-Candidate 2012
by Jude Cowell
Not wishing to use space on my Political Astrology blog Stars Over Washington for a man others besides myself consider to be a fringe candidate, I shall publish here for your consideration what I intend to be my only astro-peek at the natal planets and psyche of Herman Cain, Republican corporatist and inspirational speaker.
Is Cain a true contender for president? In his own mind, I’m quite certain he is though as some have said, higher speaking fees may be a primary motivation for Cain’s showing up at GOP ‘prez nom’ debates (or what passes for debates these days.)
A spur to his book sales? Sure but–funny thing–Jerry and Deborah Strober actually wrote Cain’s book, as recently detailed in The New Yorker.
Mr. Cain does like to talk a lot, however, as you may have noticed, and mostly about himself.
Chart shown is set for noon since a correct birth time for Mr. Cain is unknown; please click image for a closer view.
Herman Cain was born in Memphis, Tennessee on December 13, 1945. The closest applying aspect to his natal Sun in Sagittarius is one of opportunity–a sextile (60 degrees) to expansive Jupiter in Venus-ruled Libra.
This aspect describes the basis of his personality and indicates talent in public relations and communications (motivational speaker, preacher), an outgoing nature, and theatrical and political skills. Cain’s Baptist ministry is also described by the sextile to Jupiter, the planet of codified religion.
Sun sextile Jupiter folk believe that routine crushes creativity; rigid schedules annoy them so how the rigidity of the Oval Office would suit him remains a mystery. Irritability would be the result of caging in his large personality in such a way but since he loves ‘the good life’, perhaps concessions would be made in exchange for the presidency’s high privileges.
Yes, Herman Cain is an ‘ideas person’ thanks to Sun/Jupiter and a conversationalist extraordinaire.
A Jupiter/Chiron conjunction in Libra indicates a “maverick with a superiority complex who listens very little to others” (Clow) which supports the Sun/Uranus aspect as detailed in this post.
The two societal planets, Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (contraction) are square (90 degr = blockages; blindspots) one another (Cancer to Libra) so we see that not all his business decisions have worked out due to faulty judgment. (One could argue that coming on to lady colleagues is a faulty way of doing business–expensive settlements may follow to quieten the ladies who complain!)
Jupiter/Saturn square folk tend to take on responsibilities with too little preparation (for the White House?) and this dynamic energy may lead to an interest in holding a government position; it may also indicate a tendency toward depression. This is an ‘overly conservative–too orthodox–super materialistic’ aspect which adds to his exalted ambitions.
A Charismatic Fellow?
So where in Cain’s natal horoscope is this charisma the media touts for him? Well, his Sun/Jupiter sextile is part of the dynamic yet I suspect the sparks that creative Uranus can bring figure into his live-wire personality as well with a quirky Sun/Uranus opposition, an aspect of one who is invested in being “different” from the rest. We’ve heard this loud and clear during his dramatic debate performances.
A spur to ambition due to early hardships, those born with a Sun/Uranus opposition are high-strung, irritable, and restless, with a need for regular relaxation or health will suffer.
Talent goes without saying yet self-sabotage may occur from lack of compromise with others–Herman doesn’t listen very well to others. This trait may be part of overstepping the line when making passes at women whom his massive ego assumes want his attentions. (See his overbearing Saturn/Pluto/Mars, below.)
He is very competitive in business (as we can tell: “Pizza will come,” said SNL–hilarious!) but less helpfully, this carries over into personal relationships and indicates sudden beginnings and endings which supports a wide Venus/Uranus aspect (which may also provide charisma.)
Cain presents himself in ways that are difficult or contradictory for others to understand–relationships are not easy with a Sun/Uranus individual, and the wide opposition between Venus (attraction principle) and Uranus (behavior) may intensify this.
A Sun/Uranus opposition indicates erratic behavior that can alienate others–which may describe Ms. Bialek’s statement yesterday of her experience with Mr. Cain whose Sun/Uranus aspect shows a potential for promiscuity–he refuses to be confined yet doesn’t mind confining others. Impatience and emotional outbursts can make him unwelcome in many circles.
Another problematic aspect is a possible opposition between an Aries Moon (emotions; feelings; mother; women; family) and nebulous Neptune in Libra, sign of Partnerships. Moon remained in Aries for the 24-hour period of his birthdate with the Moon ranging from 1Ari01 to 15Ari11–therefore, natal Moon is either applying to or separating from, Neptune–or they are directly opposite one another.
If separating, the Neptunian energy is even more unconscious especially with Neptune and the Moon both relating to the Unconscious. Personal relationships suffer from all the illusions this aspect indicates, and Mother is implicated during childhood for she gave Herman incorrect ideas about herself, and therefore, about all women; feelings of loss are prevalent and I hope he didn’t lose his mother during childhood for as a mother myself, I certainly don’t wish to add to any sense of loss with my remarks here.
Anyway, Mom’s description of what a ‘good woman’ is gives a distorted image of women for the adult Mr. Cain and these are the sort of virgin-whore misconceptions that are difficult if not impossible to shake because of their unconscious nature.
A Moon/Neptune opposition indicates much creativity yet can show one who has trouble separating truth from fiction (which can make lies believable, at least to their promoter if not to the public.) Relationships can be disorderly or confused due to fantasies that are created about the self and others; an ‘escapist’ is indicated by this aspect, one who has trouble accepting emotional responsibility for his actions.
Plus, a tendency to feel abused is in evidence when lies or misconceptions are revealed (and I believe we’re seeing this now in his statements.)
And it’s possible, depending on the Moon’s position, that Cain has a closed-circuit-of-energy Grand trine in Fire (Moon-Mercury/Venus-Pluto) which is very creative and inspirational but provides him with a ‘firewall’ against listening to others or letting them into his life in any genuine way.
Venus and The Ladies Return
How interesting that today times a Venus Return for Mr. Cain. The position of Venus @ 9Sag28 may be a little off since we’re using a noon chart but not by much–his current Venus Return times lady accusers returning to his life even though he presents himself as not remembering them. I’m certain he didn’t mean to say that he’s engaged in such behavior so often through the years, their names and faces have faded in his memory!
Plus, natal Venus conjoins fixed star Antares, keywords: a need to avoid obsession (Brady’s Predictive Astrology.) Sounds like he may be obsessed with Venusian ladies, doesn’t it?
Now for the massive trio you see above: Saturn/Pluto = Mars in lusty Leo.
This triple conjunction forms a midpoint picture of ruthlessness, defiance, the drive toward ambition, secret plans, and harsh judgments (as marked on the chart, lower right.) Assaults and violence may also be added to that difficult picture for Saturn/Pluto working together indicates cruelty and hardship but also tenacity and a capacity for very hard work.
The hardworking, running hot’n'cold conjunction between Mars and Saturn is wide (about 8 degrees) and out-of-sign which complicates things–Saturn is ruled by the Moon (8Lib04 at noon) and Mars is ruled by the Sun in the sign of The Seeker (Sag.)
Mars and Pluto are about 9 degrees apart, also a wide orb yet Mars in the middle brings it all together as noted in the midpoint picture above. The archetype of ‘the sex addict’ may be in evidence though perhaps I shouldn’t say so!
(His father’s example and influence are implicated in this–Saturn, the earthly father, is Rx, thus weak or absen, and in its detriment in Moon-ruled Cancer, sign of The Mother, which denotes early emotional lacks and family estrangements–he’s touchy! In adulthood, this creates a strong attachment to material possessions and ‘money = love’ confusions.)
Three other midpoint pictures (that do not depend on an exact birth time) are quite elucidating–one involves the Illuminati-Enlightenment planets of the New World Order, Uranus and Neptune, along with wealthy, powerful (secret backer) Pluto…
Uranus/Neptune = Pluto: one who is easily impressed with or influenced by others; not taking a firm stand (?); abandoning resistance; great losses or calamities.
Venus/Pluto = Neptune: instability in relationships; an impressionable nature; seduction or being seduced; immorality.
Sun/Saturn = Neptune: inhibited mental development; inner peculiarities; a mental, emotional, or physical crisis.
(Midpoints: Ebertin; Munkasey; any, all, or none may apply.)
Another factor about Herman Cain–as you know, transiting Mercury, planet of announcements, press conferences, and debates–is about to turn retrograde on November 24, 2011, Thanksgiving Day (confirm your travel reservations and have your car checked out if driving far afield!)
Thing is, Herman Cain’s natal Mercury on or about 7Sag57 (Rx) will therefore receive three ‘hits’ during Mercury’s Rc phase. The dates of his three-fer Mercury Return to its noon position are as follows:
1. November 8, 2011 (yesterday, for Ms. Bialek’s statement as she ‘returned’ with old information (Mercury)
2. December 7, 2011 (Rx–he may resonate more with this conjunction since natal Mercury is Rx)
3. December 21, 2011
Will Herman Cain’s previous ‘paramours’ and one-offs with the ladies continue to be revealed until or beyond December 21, 2011?
This wouldn’t surprise me at all after studying the natal horoscope of Mr. Herman Cain, fringe candidate.
Progressions of Life
As for the presidency, I like to look at candidates’ Secondary Progressed lunations for the background ‘time of life’ they are in during campaigns and elections, if any. A correct birth time is helpful for this but not necessary though the exact date of a lunation may be off by a few days.
Mr. Cain is now in his Secondary Full Moon stage of life with Sec Full Moon occurring on or about May 21, 2010 @ 26Leo54, a position that links by opposition to US natal Moon–sometimes an indicator of presidential victories.
However, the Sec Full Moon phase shows that he has already extended into the world as far as he can go (as did America with her Sec Full Moon, December 2008) and is on ‘the downside’. Pulling in his ambitions, expansion, and desires will now be necessary as the months go on though he probably doesn’t yet recognize this. (Three years on, America is just now beginning to.)
If Cain doesn’t win the GOP nomination (and I suspect he should look in the Republican cabbage patch for his nomination enemies rather than amongst the Democrats–why would Barack Obama not want a politically uninformed egoist as an easy adversary?) then perhaps he will go with the ‘Full Moon flow’ (light dimming!) and set his sights on something more realistic and appropriate for this time in his life.
Your on-topic comments and opinions are appreciated as always!
Blog Note: it’s probably on my end, but for months WordPress blogging is difficult and frustrating for every time I type, the auto-save function returns the post field to its starting place which causes lots of jumping about. Therefore, please pardon any typos for I’ve tried to ‘catch’ them all but spellcheck doesn’t work and the rabbit just won’t stay still! Perhaps I can edit out typos later since for now I’m quite wumped out by typing and trying. jc
Update 5:33 pm est: you may also wish to check out Herman Cain’s Sun Sag-Moon Aries personality blend, just published.
Believe me, Mr. Parry knows what’s what!
The looming U.S. defeats in Iraq and Afghanistan represent a threat to the political fortunes of America’s neocons — if they get blamed for the disasters. However, if they can hang the failures around President Obama’s neck, the two lost wars might help bring the neocons back to power as early as 2013, writes Robert Parry.
For the full story, go to:
You know in early August 2011, the transiting South Node (separation; neurotic behavior; talent; the past) will conjoin US natal Mars in Gemini which underscores the themes of war and violence and may point to our troops coming back from the Middle East…a few of them anyway.
And of course, August 2, 2011 is said to be the ‘deadline’ for raising the US debt (credit) ceiling so we can fight more wars. Because we know from recent ‘austerity measures’ that the increase in frothy funds couldn’t possibly be to answer our many dire needs, now could it?
(I’m turning really grumpy from all this, can you tell?)
Anyway, in a couple of hours I’ll be updating Stars Over Washington with a look-see at the horoscope of August 2, 2011, Washington DC, so do drop by when you may!
And wouldn’t you just know that bubbly, inflationary Jupiter-Neptune is involved?
Mubarak Steps Down: World’s Grandest Party Erupts in Egypt!
by Jude Cowell
Much of my posting these days has been on my Political Astrology blog, Stars Over Washington, yet I want to mention here the predictive eclipse work of expert astrologer Celeste Teal (Moon Valley Astrologer) within the context of the amazing 18-Day Revolution in Egypt which has, a few hours ago, forced the step down of dictator and President Hosni Mubarak.
First my happy congratulations to the good people of Egypt! May the processes now set in motion result in your independence from despotic rulership and may well-deserved social justice finally be yours.
Celeste Teal’s predictions are found in her book Eclipses: Predicting World Events & Personal Transformation and I must say, the book lives up to its title.
January 4, 2011 brought the world a Solar Eclipse @ 13Cap39 (in 2nd house when set for Washington DC at a crisis-critical degree; 13 North Series); she titles the eclipse: “The Balance of Power”!
(For doubters of Astrology I add that her book was published in 2006.)
Quoting in part from Ms. Teal’s analysis of the Jan 4, 2011 Solar Eclipse in Capricorn, sign of government (authority), law, and business:
“…potential for a central event having wide-range impact; eclipse in degree of Fixed Star Manubrium = flaring heat. A turbulent spirit against those in high places. For USA, eclipse falls over the Sun: US adminstration and government crucially linked to larger world affairs. There is potentially powerful opposition to overcome. For the US, eclipse in 2nd H of earning power and expenditures: obstacles, legislative delays; trade (Suez Canal? jc) and labor restricted. Emphasis for NYC, NYSE, the UN, Phoenix, Japan, Russia, and the US.”
History is occurring before our very eyes as Egypt throws off her oppressive shackles and the Egyptian military takes over the reigns of power at least until elections in September 2011. Jubilance and celebration have overtaken this ancient land!
Now here are a few links to previous posts (including this morning as I heard the glad tidings on LINK TV bwo al Jazeera News, and later, the excellent reporting of Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman.
Joy in Egypt as Mubarak Steps Down Feb 11, 2011 (contains image of Hosni Mubarak’s natal horoscope with last evening’s transits: Saturn Rx 17Lib01 conjunct Mc);
Egypt’s progressed chart Jan 2011 with a YOD pattern of crisis and a turning point which points toward the Moon (the people); contains images of Egypt’s 1922 and 1953 natal charts;
New and Full Moons of February 2011 (contains image of New Moon chart of Feb 2 ’14AQ” and brief details on the upcoming Full Moon of February 18th @ 29Leo20, conjoining a Fixed Star which links to Egypt and the Middle East: Regulus);
2011 brings 4 Solar and 2 Lunar Eclipses (shows horsocope of the Jan 4, 2011 Solar Eclipse set for DC with details on other 2011 eclipses, and lots of other details as well.)
So will the success of Egypt’s 18-Day Revolution affect positively the dire conditions in the region due to the siege of Gaza? Is America’s use of the Suez Canal now in danger of blockage along with other strategic and political problems?
The implications are mulitple and unknown at this early juncture yet setting aside the corporate interests of the West for a moment, the interests of the people of Egypt must be lifted above all other considerations today in honor of a grand and astounding accomplishment.
Power to the People!
Now if we can just get back some of that People Power in plutocrat-ruled America.
After publishing the horoscope with details of Wednesday January 19, 2011′s Full Moon 29Can27 on Stars Over Washington, I thought you might be interested in having a peek.
As you know, a 29th degree is considered to be a crisis or critical degree and certainly no one discounts the many problems existing between America and China such as trade imbalance and yuan-dollar currency rifts.
This Wednesday’s Full Moon is important as well for it occurs after January 4, 2011′s Solar Eclipse @ 13Cap38 which opposes US natal Sun (the leader in a mundane chart) and represents the culmination/fulfillment stage of the prior Eclipse (New Moon.)
Yes, it’s a big week in Washington DC with President Hu Jintao’s historic visit so I hope you’ll take a minute to check out the horoscope of the Full Moon of January 19, 2011…click the chart image to enlarge, and add your comments and opinions as you see fit.
With former cheerleader and bullhorn handler George W. Bush appearing everywhere these days to promote his rewrite-history book, there are some folk who feel sorry for his dim-wittedness and lack of self-awareness.
Matthew Norman’s How Did This Wastrel Ever Find His Way to the White House? has an interesting point of view.
My own p.o.v. on Dubya is not as generous since Bush, a cog in the Bush Dynastry syndicate, was installed in the White House by a complicit Supreme Court and served at the behest and enabling of the global power elite who used him for 8 years as a “propaganda catapulter”, as Bush described himself while in office.
If he hadn’t pleased them by making ‘decisions’ with few, if any, known facts and by his actions, he would have somehow been de-presidented with a newer, more accomodating model put in place.
In his interview with Matt Lauer, I did hear Bush admit to remembering that the financial crash and TARP both occurred under his watch. I see Financial Collapse 2008 as a crescendo at the end of the Bush Years of Wastrelhood, don’t you?
It’s a surprise to me to discover that the first quote was uttered by General Douglas MacAruthur. The second quote from JFK is familiar to most people and I hereby cop to having the same sentiments:
“It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificually induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.” – General Douglas MacArthur, Speech, May 15, 1951
“…if by a liberal they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people – their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, their civil liberties…if that is what they mean by a “liberal” then I am proud to be a liberal. “ – John F.Kennedy
So am I.
Yet they’re still whipping things into a state of war hysteria and practicing ‘an incessant propaganda of fear’ to this day! And sadly for the economy and future of America, their tactics work.
Will the American people ever wake up to and resist how Washington works against our best interests?
Above quotes compliments of the excellent Information Clearing House . You might wish to subscribe!
Someone on the BBC News World Service just attempted to minimize the effects of the release of over 91,000 reports on events in Afghanistan by saying the massive document leak is a “treaure trove for historians” but that the picture shown by the reports is not “very different” from what is already known.
If you’ve managed to miss the online disclosures so far, here’s an explanatory page from WikiLeaks to get you started on a topic that’s going to be around for a long time.
July 25′s Full Moon has brought the release by WikiLeak’s Julian Assange (on July 25) of revelations of a lot of formerly hidden information on what the US occupation is really like, and something tells me that at least some of the intell in these documents may be quite okay for ‘leaking’ as far as the White House (and perhaps the Pentagon brass?) is concerned for it lets a very expensive cat out of a limpingly bankrupt bag.
And you know that if you want info to go public in the biggest way possible, debut it a few hours before the light of a Full Moon!
Now the White House has condemned the leak and predictably cites ‘national security’…but what stands out to me is the assertion that soldiers’ lives are put at risk by the leak of documents.
AS IF sending our troops into an insurgent war based on trumped up intell hasn’t done precisely that already thousands of times over – and lied about it!!!
Plus, this leak of US military documents may lend new meaning to today’s (July 26, 2010) Saturn/Uranus opposition with governmental Saturn’s status quo needs vs Uranus’ urge for progress, independence, and freedom of information.