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Archive for August 23rd, 2008

Obama introduces VP Biden in Springfield

Talking Points Memo comes through!

In case you’ve not had a chance to read it, here’s a link to Barack Obama’s speech in Springfield, IL today where he touts Joe Biden’s ‘many triumphs after great trial’ and links Biden’s character to his years of foreign policy experience:


My own thoughts are along with lines of ‘be careful what you tout’ since the embroilments the US is now in have occurred under Biden’s watch on Foreign Relations Committee as much as under the residency of George W. Bush and the mentorship and hubris of Dick Cheney.

GOP’s Jupiter Return in December 2008

Just a heads-up update alert that a previous entry concerning the Jupiter Return of the Republican Party on Dec 8, 2008 has been slightly spruced up if you’d like to check it out:


As you know, in January 2009, Barack Obama has his own Jupiter Return and before Jan 20, too. Kind of a ‘battle of the Jupiter Returns’ overhead, but one difference is that in Political Astrology, or Mundane Astrology as it’s more properly called, Jupiter is said to represent or signify the Republican Party, with Saturn as the Democratic Party.

I’ve got some notes to review, more later….besides, the astrological chatter has been deafening online since Obama announced his VP choice late Friday evening as Joe Biden, but since so much of election campaigning depends on defending gaffes your opponent is making the most hay with – no matter how thin the argument – then Biden’s tendency toward controversial utterings must have GOP strategists dancing a celebratory jig this morning because here is a Dem they know very well!

~:~ For more on Obama and Biden, the orating team for the Democrats, see Not One but TWO Orators Have We just below and the interesting comments left by Enquirer who reminds us of *Barack and Joe’s plagiarism issues in the past, and max, who has frets similar to my own. 

Without updating it, I’ll give you the link to my post of Dec 2007 spotlighting Barack Obama’s natal Mercury in Leo since Mercury is one’s orating ability and style, and describes one’s thinking processes:



* (agreed! but it should be an issue for any politician or writer – makes me want to be better about giving cred where due so if I lack in it, don’t hesitate to point it out, fellow bloggers! There is such a thing as unconscious plagiarism which is not technically plagiarism at all. It’s a human trait we all share since all is built upon what comes before it…the ‘all art is derivative’ effect; or, as Scripture says, There’s nothing new under the sun!)

Not One but TWO Orators have we

Yes, I know!
Senator Joe Biden has experience in foreign policy and a certain studied gravitas but he’s one of the many politicians you can say has been in Washington all these years and look where he enabled our nation to plunk.
Do you get the feeling that if Biden had made a better showing in the Dem primaries the VP shoe might now be on the other tootsie?
Biden was born into the 17 New North Solar Eclipse Series (1942) which brings impusive energy to events, hectic socializing into the picture, and relationship issues and financial projects are focuses; plus, he’s an impulsive and passionate fellow. (Brady’s ‘Predictive Astrology.’)
17 New North last manifested Oct 12, 1996 at ’20Lib’ and its Initial Eclipse began July 28, 1870 which means that there’s an issue or issues from that time which is a shadow within his psyche. Biden would naturally have ancestors from that time period or he wouldn’t Be Here Now, now would he?
And with a natal out-of-bound Mars in Scorpio, his action principle can secretly work by its lonesome and behind the scenes without the other energies or factors in his natal chart being aware or needed in order to act.
One societal example of this condition of Mars is in 2007, when it was Mars out-of-bounds that ran around setting fires all over the place because oobs Mars feels justified to act as a law unto himself. Hopefully the senator doesn’t play with matches.
And given John McCain’s shared desire (Mars) with George Bush to send a manned mission to the planet Mars to look for natural resources, Biden could be on another short list for the special ticket!
Bide your time, says the Tarot card and it seems Biden has been biding long enough. And just in time for the Digital Transition in February to perkily beam into our homes and worm into our brains. Two known orators may gain the White House in 2009 and what better format can promoters have to reach us each and every one?
With Bush, the usual ceremonial ditty for him to pomp into the room upon, Hail to the Chief, was aptly renamed, Hail to the Thief after SCOTUS installed him (thanks, Thom Yorke!)
Sheesh! with the wordy Dem ticket we see before us, our ears may soon be longing for, Hail to the Brief.
The two egos now so sparkly on the Dem ticket are said to be friends in real life, but in Washington isn’t it wiser to simply have a dog? 
Guess Biden’s role as Obama’s ‘attack dog’ for which he’s passionately suited, fulfills the above advice from Harry Truman, that if you want a friend in Washington, “get a dog.” Here we may be seeing vicious Cerberus and Sirius, the Dog Star, paying their continued role within America’s politics and her ultimate destiny.
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