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Sun Leo-Moon Tau: Aldous Huxley interview on video!

Zeeks! To find the 1958 interview between Mike Wallace and British author of ‘Brave New World’ Aldous Huxley on video is amazing…YouTube rules!

In 1958, I was a mere whippersnapper, but I watched the broadcast of this interview (there weren’t that many shows on air in the olden days. I also remember seeing Albert Einstein on TV – alive.)

It’s quite mesmerizing to see Huxley’s image again and hear his voice forecasting our totalitarian world – you know, the one we’re headed for as I type…

http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/20081209_aldous_huxley_1958_brave_new_world_just_around_the_corner/?ln

The full interview is available in 3 parts and the sound quality is good, so check it out when you can.  Yet the thing is: was Huxley –  who explored mysticism, spiritualism, Indian religions, parapsychology, Dianetics, psychedelic drugs, and Theosophy during his lifetime –  giving warning…or providing a blueprint for those who longed to rule the world? Correct me if I have this wrong, but Theosophy envisioned ‘one world’ too.

Born in Godalming, England on July 26, 1894, Huxley lost his mother early and became all but blind from an untreated eye infection.

Astrologically we may consider his Ceres (‘the mother’) conjunct South Node of the Moon – SN = separation, Moon = mother. Ceres/SN doesn’t have to result in loss of mother through death, but in his case, it did.

Eyes are ruled in part by Mercury, planet of the writer or scribe, and there is a difficult midpoint picture – a T-square actually with the hardness of a partile Mars/Saturn opposition (a trial in itself; 19Ari/19Lib) with Mercury Rx as apex planet…

Mars-Saturn = Mercury: indecision; illness;  sad news; separating from the issues.

Wonder if his eye condition resulted in some sort of  physical ‘separation’?

Even so, this brilliant man took 1st class honors at Oxford studying primarily in Braille.

Huxley’s birth in July, 1894 places him within the difficult 4 North Solar Eclipse Series. Brady’s ‘Predictive Astrology’ says it brings events which block the individual – it indicates restrictions, restraints, separations, and illusions; the person is prone to misjudging personal strength or the situation; actions should be postponed until the Eclipse’s influence passes.

This Series last occurred on June 10, 2002, ’19Gemini’ and it is the same PE Series in which the nation of Israel was created (May 14, 1948.)

But let’s go back to his Mars-Saturn opposition with its focus on natal Mercury in case you watch the interview videos. Mars-Saturn oppositions show one who alternates between intense activity and lack of energy for accomplishing anything.

So it’s very much a ‘high vs low’ or ‘stop and go’ aspect which can cause deep feelings of futility. Its owner tends to give others more credit than they deserve, and competition is a part of the nature as great goals are attempted and reached – if moderation can be learned.

Ignorance of ones own capabilities is the greatest liability and reassurance is needed in order to believe in ones talents.

Huxley possessed Mensa-level intelligence, yet his accomplishments may have never measured up to his expectations. He may not have wanted what he got once he got it – in other words, he was always dissatisfied.

Rest is very necessary with a Mars-Saturn opposition, and accidents resulting in fractures are quite common. Now I haven’t nosed into his life to see if he broke his arm or anything, I’m just looking at his chart, but a few basic details have been gleaned from AstroDataBank…

http://www.astrodatabank.com

All in all, with his natal Mercury conjunct US natal Mercury – ’25Cancer’ – “A dark shadow or mantle thrown suddenly over the right shoulder’…DESTINY, it’s no big surprise that he relocated from England to America.

Aldous Huxley passed away in Hollywood, CA, from cancer on Nov 22, 1963, a date that is notable in another way, too – JFK’s assassination in the Masonic Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas.

Aldous Huxley’s Sun Leo-Moon Taurus blend has these images for Integration:

‘Old King Cole was a merry olde soul and a merry olde soul was he…’Pygmalion’/’My Fair Lady’ – Eliza Doolittle is transformed into a duchess…A master potter turns dull clay into an exquisite vase.’ (‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’, Chas & Suzi Harvey.)

This blend is shared natally by: Bill Clinton, Alexandre Dumas, Carl Jung, George Bernard Shaw, and Mick Jagger.

Huxley’s Solar Return for 1958, the year of his interview with Mike Wallace, has an interestingly apt Sun-Moon blend…

Sun Leo (of course), Moon Sag:

‘Merlin the Magician teaches the mysteries of algebra, alchemy, and archery…The knight in shining armour wins a game of poker and the drinks are on the house.’

My take on it? Merlin looks into the future and sees…what is now being brought to pass by current day magicians (Magi Astrology = Rosicrucians!) and self-styled “Masters of the Universe”, at least some of whom may be of the Knights Templar persuasion, or other secret societies intent on global rule.

Yes, Huxley explored…he delved…and he provided a totalitarian blueprint which the tool of  television placed in my (un-) consciousness at a tender age. To see and hear this propaganda now, after all these years, is a watershed moment for blog-against-the-new-world-order me.

So watch the YouTube videos if you wish, but notice if or how you’re swayed as you observe a brilliant and subtle master in action.

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  1. Kathryn, you are kind to comment – condolences on your (dynamic) Mars-Saturn opposition…one of my children has a wide conj between them and has used the stop-go energy to become – what else? – a drummer!

    Best of the Season to you & yours, Jude

    judecowell

    December 16, 2008 at 11:45 pm

  2. What a find Jude – thanks so much. I also had to leave a comment to say that, as the ‘recipient of a Mars/Saturn opposition myself, I have rarely read such an concise, accurate analysis of how the aspect actually plays out. The periods of ‘futility’ are part and parcel of what has always spurred me on to seek a deeper meaning to life!

    Seasons greeting to you
    Kathryn x

    Kathryn

    December 16, 2008 at 9:54 pm


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