Jude's Threshold

A Tapestry Blog of Astrology, Politics, and Social Concerns

Archive for September 27th, 2009

Soviet ‘Doomsday Machine’ a reality

If you missed the NPR feature this morning on the reality of the Soviet Union’s Doomsday Machine, you may wish to have a listen or a read.

See, now here’s a good example of how movies can make light of serious subjects and cause people to assume that they’re only jokes.

Nyet, Dr. Strangelove, your propaganda does not amuse.

Just how funky is Astrology?

As it turns out, Astrology can be pretty funky yet practically approached in the mundane, political realm simultaneously!

The number of Astrology blogs has increased tremendously since my first Political Astrology blog went live in October 2005 (Stars Over Washington is almost 4 years old!)

So naturally, it’s become something of a marathon to keep up with the ones you’re aware of and benefit from, much less the ones you’ve yet to discover, no matter how you try. Even with feeds it’s difficult to stay on top of article reading and their excellent chart delineations.

This morning my SO’W blog was privileged to receive a comment from ‘Funkstar’ who writes the Funk Astrology Blog from the UK.

‘Funkstar’ gave details for an Iran natal chart she uses which is set for the Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Iran after the overthrow of the Shah: Feb 1, 1979, 9:30 am IRDT, Tehran, with 3Ari37 as the ASC and Moon rising @ 7Ari01.

The Sabian Symbol for this Moon (the people), ‘8Ari’ is: “A large woman’s hat with streamers blown by the east wind.”

But as Funkstar (whom I assume to be Marina of the Funk Astrology Blog) says in her comment, transit Pluto in early Capricorn is now conjunct this chart’s Midheaven 2Cap06 (Mc) – and I note that this is the only one of three charts for *Iran that places plutonic, nuclear-related Pluto on an angle – now.

Mc is, of course, the most public spot in any chart, thus the revelation of a 2nd nuke facility. Are there more?

Given the current Iran nuclear facility revelations at Qom and the Iran-US stand-off on these matters, I’d say the ‘Khomeini returns’ chart is a very useful map for timing of current events, wouldn’t you?

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*Two other oft-used charts for Iran:
1. Feb 11, 1979 3:00 pm IRDT, Tehran when Khomeini proclaimed the Islamic Republic; ASC 7Can09; Marjorie Orr gives this chart in her book, ‘The Astrological History of the World’ as timing for “victory proclaimed in Islamic Revolution’;

2. April 1, 1979 3:00 pm IRDT, Tehran, ASC 17Leo17; as given in Celeste Teals’ book, ‘Eclipses.’

So..which natal chart to use for Iran? The one that ‘works’ because transits to it correctly time events!

Do you have a preferred birth chart for Iran?

Protesting in America: 1963 vs 2009

“The energy, the faith, the devotion – which we bring to this endeavor – will light our country and all who serve it. And the *glow from that fire can truly light the world.”

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1961

“I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace.”

George W. Bush, 2002

Blogger Tom Degan has some interesting thoughts on America and stupidity levels on the rise, most recently shown in political protesting situations…you’ll see a descriptive photo when you arrive at The Rant’s America the Pitiful.

Here’s a sample of a point Mr. Degan makes concerning the differences between America 1963 vs America 2009:

“MLK had a dream. Glenn Beck has a scheme.”

Please do check it out, and think about hiring any tutors your kids may need if necessary (if you possibly can) for America’s children Will be left behind.

Because apparently Washington politicians never revealed the propaganda slogan in full: No Child Left Behind from the Stupid Train…All Aboard!
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*Actually, I’m sad to say that the ‘glow from that fire’ now burns at JFK’s gravesite as an ‘eternal flame’ of the Illuminati Society, those fire worshipers who brazenly divert the course of history whenever it suits their self-styled ‘larger’ purpose.

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