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Archive for March 2011

Wikipedia’s Astrology-Edit controversy

Did you know that Wikipedia has decided that editors who have not edited topics on the site other than Astrology subjects cannot edit Wikipedia entries that concern the topic of….Astrology?

Yes, it surprises me, too, and the change seems quite crazy especially considering how in some circles the use and study of Astrology is controversial on its own. Is a skew now in force to sway readers against the venerable art and science of Astrology?

If so, the sound we hear may be Kepler, Copernicus, Lilly, and Nostradamus creakingly turning in their graves.

That’s going to be centuries’ worth of information to get wrong by sceptics with their own skews and misconceptions, dear Wikipedia – and I thought you were supposedly so…democratic!

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Two reactors in Georgia, Full Moon 3-19-11

From the Gross to the Sub-Rhyme

by Jude Cowell

Just in from my hometown newspaper The Banner-Herald comes an update on the two nuclear reactors still on track for construction in the southeastern state of Georgia in spite of the horrid Meltdown in Japan.

Yes, there are differences between power plant designs and the chance of a tsunami claiming one of the nuclear reactors in Georgia is slim to none. But there’s more to consider, if you care to read. The article includes a brief overview of how things stand in the US which may interest a wider audience.

Personally, I don’t like being reminded of the myth of Atlantis which (in one version of the tale) sank due to abuse/misuse of power. The asteroid Atlantis in Mundane Astrology has keywords: ‘abuse/misuse of power; where we feel doomed.’

If this turns out to be the case, I’ll blame the usual cast of wormy characters along with nuclear and other scientists and their institutions, laboratories, and related universities. The IAEA is also suspect in my book – can’t help it.

Uranus = AP an Astro-Factor in Current Troubles

Uranus to Aries Point, the current Solar Eclipse degree 13Cap38 (January 4, 2011) conjoining fixed star Manubrium (a flaring heat), midpoint picture Saturn/Uranus = Pluto: harm through force majeure, Jupiter opposite Saturn, Saturn quindecile Uranus, and other difficult planetary energies and patterns now active in Earth’s atmosphere and the historical timeline are proving too hot for would-be rescuers to handle and too debilitating to Life on Earth for me to keep out of prayer for very long and I must move on mentally and emotionally to a different topic for a while, y’know?

So here are 3 previous posts which concern timely Spring 2011 topics w none of them updated for this linking:

Spring Equinox 2011 (aka, Aries Ingress, or Spring Ingress – basically when Tropical Sun reaches 00Aries00:00, the Aries Point of World Manifestation. 00Lib00:00 and 00Can00:00/Cap are the other three points on the Physical Plane – Grand Cross of earthly existence, and signified by the number 4.

Now I don’t know about you, but I could do with less world manifestation at the moment, agreed? If only the world could have a few moments to catch up. Perhaps a return of Uranian electricity to the power plants will bring solutions for Japan.)

This Weekend’s Full Moon 3.19.11 (Purim begins @ sundown)

Pegasus and the Virgo Full Moon of March 19, 2011

On a rhymier note, if you’ve ever wondered to yourself if ancient foxes were prehistoric man’s best friend, you might on a whim check out Woolly Mammoth Chronicles, compliments of yours truly.

Be Aware that a certain whimsical video may be involved. jc

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Update 3.18.11: a fresh post in now up concerning the March 19, 2011 Full Moon and its weather-affecting status as a SuperMoon.

Ever read, Why Socialism? by Albert Einstein?

If you missed Why Socialism? by Albert Einstein, the May 1949 essay may have something important to say to us in 2011 especially given the horrendous state of our national institutions compliments of Wall Street and the Big Banks, national, and to some extent, local, politicians, and any other tentacle (or branch) of the global crime syndicate network that got the world into the financial and societal messes it’s in.

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Astro-Note: several planetary factors and actors represent levels of class warfare/disenfranchisement/primal violence tactics used by Plutocracy in an Astrology map, but it’s the duo of Pluto with Chiron that says it all in one neat package. The last time they met in Great Conjunction was on Dec 30, 1999 @ 11Sag23; prior to that, another important meeting took place on May 21, 1884 @ 29Tau31. There are many things to be said about both hook-ups as they relate to societal and financial conditions, then and now. I hope eventually to have a chance to discuss the Pluto/Chiron topic with you more fully.

As for Socialism, a discussion on the Saturn (government; authority; management) and Neptune (secret; hidden; the masses; the media; propaganda; oil, gas, and water) combination of planetary energies would be of interest as well for together they may signify Socialism and/or Communism.

ABC’s “sexy” Edgar Allan Poe

Perhaps you’ve heard there’s an Edgar Allan Poe feature on ABC TV’s coming schedule with the lamentable Mr. Poe cast in a sexier, cuter mold as you see here with a photo of actor Chris Egan to play the role.

Now I’ve been a fan of Poe’s work sience my teens and the ‘Poe Toaster’ who visits his gravesite each year undercover of night is a fascinating bit of drama on its own.

In fact, a couple of years ago, I went on a Poe Spree on my Political Astrology blog, Stars Over Washington, and posted the macabre author’s natal chart details along with an image of his death horoscope. (I do love Historical Horoscopes!)

So if you’re interested in the astro-drama of a very talented man who lived in unfortunate times and conditions, click
here where you’ll see in his death chart a YOD pattern of crisis pointing to Chiron in Scorpio and with a 29th degree Mars sextiling Uranus and Pluto at its base.

(Planets at 29 degrees of any sign often indicate crisis conditions as well.)

Now reports have said Poe died around 3:00 am (the horoscope is set for the other touted time of death: 5:00 am.) And since the silent Poe Toaster arrives at the cemetery each year around 3 am, perhaps ‘he’ or ‘she’ knows the true hour of his death.

Yes, mystery surrounds Mr. Poe in death as it did in life and it will be interesting to see how ABC TV presents the unmatchable Pioneer of Macabre Murder Mysteries, Mr. Edgar Allan Poe. I’ll give the new show a viewing, will you?

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