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If you’ve followed news on the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK, you may wish to check out a 4-minute video on the topic:
Plus, if you’re curious about the horoscope of the bombing (April 19, 1995 9:02 am cdt OK City) try this:
Click to enlarge the chart to see expansive Jupiter @14Sag53 Rx opposing The Jolly One’s current position in Gemini. So with Jupiter turning Rx in Gemini, his 1995 position will be triggered off and on in the coming months. Perhaps we’ll hear (Gemini) more (Jupiter) about the tragic OK City terrorist attack.
Plus, the bombing horoscope’s rising degree 8Gem24 ‘brought up’ America’s natal Uranus @8Gem55, the planet of revolt, revolution, and radical politics.
There’s even an eclipse degree at Midheaven (The Goal), a Solar Eclipse that didn’t manifest until February 7, 2008 @17AQ45 in the 10 North Saros Series (issues of ‘communications, frustrating events via news, paperwork, or young people; drained energy’–Brady) which may mean nothing, of course, yet in 1995 there were questions about the destruction of papers and records in the Federal Building, if memory serves. (Ex: government malfeasance–or, records concerning the Siege of Waco February 28, 1993? As you know, 1993 is the year of the Great Conjunction/s of Uranus and Neptune, planets of The Enlightenment which now, as then, promotes rationality above all else.
Their conjunctions’ primary degree of the current cycle (which began in 1993): ’18 Capricorn’ = “A Union Jack Flies From a British Warship” which Marc Edmund Jones gives as, “smug or strong-armed paternalism,” Rudhyar as,” POLITICAL POWER” in the Sabian Symbols. It’s all about keeping law and order, you see, and the dangers of abusing or misusing authority.
Anyway, one conspiracy-type tidbit of info I was unaware of when I wrote the above post concerning the tragedy in Oklahoma City is that 10N happens to be the Pre-Natal Eclipse Series of the secretive, lap-of-luxury Bilderberg Group which officially organized into a cabal of movers-n-shakers during May 29 — 31, 1954. You remember them–the ones who met in Chantilly, Virginia in June 2012 just as they did in June 2008 when then-candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton left their campaign trails to join the meeting.
And then-Senator Obama emerged as the Bilderberg Choice for US president 2008…and Hillary Rodham Clinton stepped aside.
Well, I’ve just returned from the polling place where poll workers tell me they’ve had a ‘steady stream’ of ballot casters all through the day – more than expected.
Now if I can only trust the electronic voting machine to do the right thing and not use some of that squirrelly math they’re so fond of in Washington, I may find that other voters agree with me – that a vote for Saxby Chambliss is same as a pat on Karl Rove’s back and that is NOT happening here.
The Point of No Return
By Mike Whitney
Neither China nor the Saudi princes are buying any more failing investment banks.
They’ll leave that to the US taxpayer.
The Party’s Over
By Patrick J. Buchanan
The Crash of 2008, which is now wiping out trillions of dollars of our people’s wealth, is, like the Crash of 1929, likely to mark the end of one era and the onset of another.
Hey US, Welcome to the Third World!
By Rosa Brooks
It’s been a quick slide from economic superpower to economic basket case.
Paulson and Bernanke Stampede Washington – Continue Raid On The Public Purse Citing Grave
Financial Threats, Officials Ready Massive Rescue
By Binyamin Appelbaum and Lori Montgomery
The Bush administration is urgently preparing a massive intervention to” revive” the US financial system, including a plan to sweep away the unpaid loans that are choking banks and blocking the flow of money to borrowers. – Paulson and Bernanke presented a “chilling” picture of the state of the financial system, according to a participant in the meeting who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Did you vote for George Bush? Just wonderin’ since he’d never succeeded at any business venture before 2000 and look at him now – bailed out by US taxpayers again.
Of course, conspiracy theorists think this economic collapse is part of the one-world-government plans that were put in place decades ago. Or centuries ago if you subscribe to the Great Seal’s reverse-with-its-all-seeing-eye theory.
Watching Bush, Cheney, Greenspan, and now Bernanke and Paulson in action, I find it difficult to discount the conspiracy theory that they know what they’re doing and that the economic, governmental, and social net failures of America were on the menu all along.
If so, these social tinkerers think that the chaos they are creating is “worth it” especially since they will never suffer as will we, and that their longed-for New World Order is only possible by destructuring society’s systems to make way for for a new start.
Pluto in Capricorn.
You know I still use Bush’s first Inaugural chart 2001 to represent all of his tenure with its 8th house (debt, credit, insurance, finance, shared resources, death, transformation, etc) full of Pluto and Chiron snugged around the Moon in Sagittarius…the People, crowded by the violent and oppressive corporatism/fascism pair, Pluto/Chiron. Its ‘too close for comfort’ flavor is out in the open now, isn’t it? Too late, the trap is sprung!
So my facetious “thanks” goes out to all who voted for George Bush. Now will you compound the issue and give Bush a vote of “confidence” by voting for John McCain? Pluto may be in Capricorn but we don’t have to hand them our heads on plates. Actually we already did that in 2000 and again in 2004. Yeeks. And we couldn’t even get Bush-Cheney impeached to show our displeasure!
But it’s 2008, and as I always say: a vote for John McCain is like a vote for Karl Rove – and that most definitely includes Sarah Palin, the lure. The Angler has spoken (aka Cheney, who must be quite smitten with Palin.)
So even if Barack Obama moves into the White House, his opponents ‘have ways’ and have shown themselves capable of ANYTHING to keep their grasp on power and their agenda on track.
Another option is that Obama plays the game their way and the American people are still in the soup. Rise up? Laws are in place to tamp us down. They call it ‘martial law’ but by then most people will realize what it really is – if they don’t already. Perhaps we’ll be too cowed and hungry to murmur our disapproval. “A hungry man is not a free man.” I disremember who said it, but it’s all too true.
Woo! After seeing the lovely and hilarious Craig Ferguson in concert last evening, you’d think I’d be in a lilting mood today. But one quick look at this morning’s news and the Craig glow fades all too soon…just a glance at the latest doings of those cheeky monkeys of Washington who are ruining our children’s and grandchildren’s lives puts me back in my political snit of miffdom all over again.
You may or may not remember but Lehman Brothers was in a big pickle back in 1984, which brings Reagan Republicans into the crisis picture to join John McCain’s lack of economic savvy a la 2008:
2008 minus 1984 = two Jupiter cycles…so let’s all repeat the Republican’s Jupiter Mantra: ‘Every day in every way I’m getting better and better’ – as if expansion never has to end, and the piper never has to be fully paid.
The Solar Eclipses of 1984 are the 10 North (May 30; 9Gem) and 4 South (Nov 22; 1Sag):
4N: illusions, separations, restraints, inhibitions, and restrictions are the hallmarks of this Series; events cause blockages which result in misjudgment of situations or strength; best advice is to wait until Eclipse passes before taking any real action.
Last manifested June 10, 2002 (20Gem)…Pre-natal Eclipse Series of Israel (May 14, 1948; 4:00 pm eedt; Tel Aviv.)
4S: very strong emotional feelings concerning money and/or relationships; anger, lust; sense of fatedness as we’re caught up in events beyond personal control; could be a sudden desire to finish a relationship; emotions are blocked or checked in some way leading to much frustration; avoid rash actions until issues settle down. (Brady’s ‘Predictive Astrology.’)
Last manifested Dec 4, 2002 (11Sag58 conj US natal ASC~Sibly, and conj Dec 30, 1999’s Great Conjunction of Pluto and Chiron~plutocracy; corporatism)…Pre-natal Eclipse Series of the Bush-Cheney Iraq Invasion 2003.
Needless to say, Bush-Cheney did not avoid rash actions.
Elizabeth Drew, author of 2002’s ‘Citizen McCain’, a glowing tribute to a ‘principled, honorable man of conscience’, has left the Straight Talk Express, as it careens off Ambition’s Highway:
Drew has joined a lengthening list of former McCain supporters and hero worshippers who have awakened to this ambitious man’s shift to the hard right as he panders his way to the White House.
That’s the script anyway.
Although who could forget McCain and Bush cutting birthday cake so happily together as New Orleans drowned, just two Republican buddies livin’ large knowing that the 2008 fix would be in and the Bush Doctrine – whatever version you prefer – would roll merrily along while Bush kicked back on his porch in Paraguay.
And that’s my fret – that no one’s approbation, change of heart, or vote matters because it’s “in the bag” as George said to Jeb 8 years ago. Then, SCOTUS informed us that it was, and now in 2008, the US citizenry are left holding it once again. But this time, it’s quite empty – like John McCain’s vacant conscience and Wall Street’s long-compromised integrity.
In a Freudian typo-slip, the title of this post was about to be ‘Obama-Biden or Palin-McCain?’ but it may not matter much longer according to an excellent post-with-predictions on the outcome of the November presidential election which Nancy has written at Starlight News:
McCain’s Palin ‘bump’ may be fading soon, and as many astrologers have observed before: John McCain’s health really IS an issue with transit Saturn opposite natal Saturn (in his 6th house of Health) on the menu.
If That transit doesn’t have health implications for a previous cancer patient of his advanced years, I’ll have to eat my ephemeris, won’t I? And of course, Saturn rules skin, and the August 1 Solar Eclipse is in McCain’s Pre-natal Eclipse Series making this a banner year for him in one way or another.
Eclipses, if they ‘bring’ anything at all, usually bring to light what one least expects so it’s impossible to pre-judge how they will act upon a native, but given McCain’s prominence within the collective, I should expect that “his” Eclipse will manifest noticeably as an event or events.
Then there’s Barack Obama:
One thing about Obama’s campaign that I’ve not had time to delve into as I’d like this week is his recent trip to Iraq and the hay the GOP will be making of it – whether they spin it out of whack or not, apparently Senator Obama ‘had speaks’ about a troop withdrawal date (and postponing it until the new administration comes in), which gives the Rovians lots of ammunition to manipulate into a big political problem for the Democratic candidate – even if he was well-intentioned.
Plus, tonight I’m officially in count down mode because this Friday evening is the Craig Ferguson comedy performance we’ve been pining for and I can hardly wait.
You’ve probably heard by now that Craig was feeling unwell and had to visit his doctor the other day and he’s been diagnosed with…..election fever!
Oh, and Happy 221st birthday to the US Constitution today! You’re a little gray around the muzzle and under constant attack – in shreds actually – but the majority of we-the-people still love ya!
Wednesday, Sept 17 was marked by a ceremony at Montpelier, home of the Architect of the Constitution (and the Bill of Rights), President James Madison, because the renovations have been completed returning Montpelier to its original state and size.
The du Pont family’s wings have been removed reducing the house’s size from 36,000 square feet to 12,261 square feet. ‘Madison’s Temple’ is still on the premises, of course.
In attendance were Jim Lehrer and Chief Justice John Roberts, some muckety-muck politicians, along with Madison’s descendants, and descendants of the slaves he kept. With Madison elected president in 1809, the plantation has been restored to the time period 1809 – 1836, the year of his death.
And if you find yourself in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains you may wish to have a visit there yourself – snag more info here:
And speaking of Founding Fathers, Tuesday I posted a bit on John Adams’ natal chart with a very interesting quote from the man himself – a quote which the current gaggle of Washington politicians, world bankers, and court justices could apply to themselves any time they see fit and the whole world would be much better off if the ‘power elitists’ would take a good look at themselves in John Adams’ mirror: