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War defeats threaten neocon fortunes

Believe me, Mr. Parry knows what’s what!

The looming U.S. defeats in Iraq and Afghanistan represent a threat to the political fortunes of America’s neocons — if they get blamed for the disasters. However, if they can hang the failures around President Obama’s neck, the two lost wars might help bring the neocons back to power as early as 2013, writes Robert Parry.

For the full story, go to:

Consortium News

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You know in early August 2011, the transiting South Node (separation; neurotic behavior; talent; the past) will conjoin US natal Mars in Gemini which underscores the themes of war and violence and may point to our troops coming back from the Middle East…a few of them anyway.

And of course, August 2, 2011 is said to be the ‘deadline’ for raising the US debt (credit) ceiling so we can fight more wars. Because we know from recent ‘austerity measures’ that the increase in frothy funds couldn’t possibly be to answer our many dire needs, now could it?

(I’m turning really grumpy from all this, can you tell?)

Anyway, in a couple of hours I’ll be updating Stars Over Washington with a look-see at the horoscope of August 2, 2011, Washington DC, so do drop by when you may!

And wouldn’t you just know that bubbly, inflationary Jupiter-Neptune is involved?

Effects of Jupiter/Neptune linger

Now I know you remember how Financial Collapse 2008 continued to affect the US and global economies all through 2009, the year of the Great Conjunction/s of the inflationary, undermining, fraudulent, and grandly scheming pair of Jupiter and Neptune especially since the duo’s influences are with us still.

So my hope (Jupiter) is that you’ll waft away (Neptune) by clicking for a review concerning the planetary pair of speculation, fraud, and froth along with a May 27, 2011 video of Bob Chapman discussing our global and US financial circumstances.

That is, if you don’t mind entertaining a few brief astro-details concerning finances in the 1930s and Adolf Hitler.

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btw: not to fret if you’re unfamiliar with or mildly fluent in astrologese for SO’W is written in reasonably plain English! jc

Birth time found for Julian Assange!

Interesting news has arrived from The Mountain Astrologer magazine: someone has taken a look at the record in the registry files for the birth time of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange (July 3, 1971 Townsville, AU) since his birth moment isn’t listed on his birth certificate, and they discovered some ink-smudged possibilities: 2:05 pm, 2:06 pm, or 2:08 pm.

(Click to view horoscope with details.)

This gives Mr. Assange a double Scorpio vibe with Scorpio the sign of surveillance, big business, and The Eagle, among other plutonic and martian things: Ascendant 17Sco10; MC 6Leo12; Sun 10Can36; Moon 7Sco15.

Plus, you may wish to check out a certain article just published concerning a Jupiter-Neptune-Saturn planetary configuration which is shared natally by Julian Assange and the national chart of France!

(A link for Operation Payback is included.)

Now here are two very intriguing (under the circumstances) ‘Images for Integration’ for the Sun Can/Moon Sco personality blend, an intense and emotionally complex Water-Water combo of energies indicating secrecy, self-protectiveness, and magnetism:

“Under a full Moon, an exorcist performs a life-giving ritual; the possession fades away and a child’s life is saved…Whilst preparing his genealogical tree, a young man discovers the lost grave of his great-great-grandmother.”

(Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Charles and Suzi Harvey.)

Sun Can-Moon Sco wants both security and intrigue, and possesses great courage in crisis and when under duress which is good since Mr. Assange will certainly be needing all his considerable inner stores of courage during the coming months.

Is the Fed caught in a liquidity trap?

My cat was munching some green shoots the other day from a flower pot of catnip but you know they didn’t look anything like the slow economic recovery we’re slogging through like dazed Bambis.

Seems the Fed is ‘caught in a trap’ and the US dollar must fall because chewing off their own hindquarters isn’t in the power elite’s script for achieving greater control of society. They want more, not less, silly!

Well, one of my problems with all this, of course, is that I can’t forget FDR’s informative statement which I shall paraphrase once again: ‘Nothing in politics happens by accident, if it happens you can be sure it was meant to happen’.

So you’ve probably never noticed me calling the Fed, Obama’s economic team of Wall Street gentry, or economists such names as ‘stupid’ or ‘dumb’ or ‘incompetent’ because I think they have the US economy and financial system just where they want it, more or less. ‘Less’ because outside interference seems evident to me so there’s that crazy wild card about to be played for shock value – the coup de grace some people think is coming to the over-extended US. (Read article linked above for better ‘splainin’ of the fundamentals.)

From TARP funds sent overseas to fatten foreign investors’ piggybanks (where it won’t be spent to help any of the world’s Main Streets pay a street sweeper’s wages much less sell some merchandise) and huge corporate bonuses bundled and thieved from taxpayer pennies – to mergers that blight careers and thus lives, plus, those hoarding banks – someone has sopped up all the drippings and left the rest of us with only gristle to chew on.

The American public has recently had the Great Conjunction/s of inflationary Jupiter and Neptune upon our US natal Moon (we-the-people) in Aquarius all through 2009, a year of financial mummery, dreams of popping bubbles, and pumping liquidity into the system if there ever was one.

Plus, counterfeit (Neptune) bills (Jupiter) have become more of a problem than the Fed is likely to admit and a Jupiter/Neptune year is an integral time for that particular cyclic scam. These huge planets conjunct approximately every 13 years, the last time in Jan 1997 @ 27Cap09 during Bill Clinton’s and Alan Greenspan’s watch (conjunct US natal Pluto!)

2009’s Jupiter/Neptune = US n Moon: becoming involved in speculation; confusion over reality vs fiction; an emotional swoon; going with the wind; dreaminess deceives; losing oneself in plans; instability; wastefulness.

1997’s Jupiter/Neptune = US n Pluto: plans unreasonable beyond measure; far-reaching speculations; a great loss.

(Note: the pair may also signify global (Neptune) + bankers (Jupiter), an amorphous international group of shady characters with grand schemes all their own.)

Now you know that Astrology describes energy in an AC-DC fashion so if a midpoint trait manifests or is stimulated, its energy can be on, or coming from, one side the other; any, all, or none may apply.

Now we’re plopped into 2010, a year of financial slight of hand brought to us in part by the Great Conjunction/s of Jupiter and Uranus through the year into 2011. This is a bright duo that can magically impress with what later turns out to be little more than a flash in the pan or an overpromise unless other factors stabilize or give support.

Jupiter and Uranus met at Aries Point on June 8, 2010 and will conjoin twice more in September and on January 4, 2011 in late degrees of nearby murky Pisces, sign of oceans, fish (including thousands of dead ones on the Gulf Coast and elsewhere), drugs, chemicals, deceit, footwear, and the collective unconscious.

Actually, January 4, 2011 is the date of a Solar Eclipse @ 13Cap39 which closely opposes US natal Sun (the leader) so we may expect the President to be turning course on something around that time or during the 6 months following, if need be. This one is in the 13 North Series: ‘energy in groups and associations; large ambitious group projects that require the breaking of an existing bond; separation then joint achievement.’

(Paraphrasing Brady’s Predictive Astrology; midpoint pics from Tyl; Ebertin: Munkasey.)

He may be changing course in some way because this eclipse occurring in opposition to US n Sun echoes an ‘un-birthday’ when the Sun opposes its natal position: say, you were born on January 4, then your un-birthday is July 4…time to review how plans are going toward your goals for the year and make adjustments if necessary.

The presence of an eclipse at the critical degree of 13Cap/Can gives potential events and situations more of a ‘wild card’ vibe, however.

Remember June 8’s conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus @ 00Ari18 (AP)?

It conjoined the IC in America’s Sibly natal chart so there’s a midpoint picture which may be of interest to our topic…IC is about Endings and is sometimes called, The Drain in a horoscope. Opposite is the most visible point in any chart, the Midheaven (MC) which is about Career, Status, Goals and Aspirations, and Recognition on the World Stage….the high point with the IC being the low point.

Jupiter/Uranus = n MC: the role of politics as a means of gaining status or standing.

Oh, politics is a means, all right. A means for lining pockets! (US n Jupiter @ ‘6Can’ = “Game Birds Feathering Their Nests.” And that’s from 1776!)

And perhaps the government’s proposed ‘kill switch’ on the internet is related to the technology and science of 2010/11’s Jupiter/Uranus combo and the ‘pull the plug’ image I’m unwillingly envisioning is inspired by The Drain in the US chart being ‘stimulated’ like a corporate welfare bailout that results in wastefulness for the US economy but a windfall for person or persons unknown.

So what’s the Fed to do?

Is ‘weak recovery’ not an oxymoron of some sort?

Anyway, here’s an article from USA Today on what the Federal Reserve’s next move might be to bolster our ‘weak recovery’ after Friday’s lackluster jobs report.

However, that’s assuming that a bolster is what they actually intend.

Update 8.10.10: yes, the Fed is meeting as I type and a post is now up concerning the Fed, Jupiter-Neptune, and Plunder if you’re interested. My apologies if the link doesn’t work – the post’s title had to be edited so it may act funkily.

If so, please sashay yourself over to Stars Over Washington and check for an August 10, 2010 post, the latest one published, if you hurry.

Written by Jude Cowell

August 9, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Astrocytes Communicating, the video!

While Uranus is conjunct the Aries Point I’ve taken an opportunity to catch up on NPR’s excellent feature concerning Albert Einstein’s brain: in what tissues might his genius be found, his cognitive functions and imaginative faculties? Can they be found?

Actually, in neuroscience some headway (sorry) in the study of neurons has been made since the 1980s when the tissue sampling really began, thanks in a smashing way to the great man whose brain was stolen by the guy doing the autopsy; the Professor died on April 18, 1955.

Ostensibly, his imagination, creativity, and genius have been under the microscopes of various neuroscientists through the years and naturally advances in knowledge have been forthcoming.

Yet Einstein’s brain did not ‘test positive’ for having extra neurons, but his gray matter did show an abundance of two glial cells: astrocytes (“astro”!!) and oligodendrocytes – who knew, right?

‘Glial’ means ‘glue’ and until this scientific discovery, which is being brought again into the mainstream of collective awareness while Uranus (‘creative spark of genius’; The Awakener) conjuncts the Aries Point (where the Sun is on or about March 20 each year; AP = a World Point of Manifestation), no one knew that astrocytes were ‘communicators’ in the brain, passing messages from one neuron to the next – and in a Uranian ‘flash’, too!

They were assumed to be the glue holding cells together. Suckas!

Now there are Medical Astrologers who could give the Science Boys a heads-up on the where-to-look department if they have any more questions of that nature, and for all I know, Astrology is secretly used in a lab or two, here and there.

Albert Einstein was born with his planet of thinking, communication, and the senses, Mercury, in Aries. In his school days, Albert, born with Sun in fuzzy Pisces, was considered a daydreamer in class and had a rough time for it gazing out windows and all and being inherently and imaginatively receptive to anything and everything.

So if anyone should want to ‘spot’ Einstein’s childlike, highly creative imagination, his sense of fun, and his all-embracing connection to the eternal All and All of the Universe, then you might begin with his Mercury in Aries, sign of the pioneer, who, like the brash and bright young fellow on The Fool card in the Tarot deck (-0-) steps whistling off a precipice into the mysterious unknown.

During Einstein’s lifetime, the thrilling adventure of seeking the unknown provided emotional support for his Moon in mutable Sagittarius, sign of The Seeker. Fairy dust acrues to the sandals of those with the Moon, The Divine Child, in the magical sign of The Quest.

Whether such tendencies can be identified in brain tissue is beyond me.

Oh, and Einstein had a close conjunction of Mercury and stabilizing Saturn; his Mars and Saturn are aiding one another bwo mutual reception (in one another’s signs – Mars in Cap – efficient actions that waste no energy – and Saturn in Aries, which has a Mars-Saturn vibe of its own.)

In other words, Albert could work and concentrate deeply for long periods of time (Mercury-Mars-Saturn; and early schooling only got in his way!) yet his Chiron/Neptune conjunction in Taurus (the builder, architect, gardener, preserver of values) shows a deep and inspirational creative capacity and visualization talent which really manifested in the world once his Saturn Return was completed and its effects ingested internally.

Still, even an Einstein must have a container (Saturn) for his genius (Uranus) so it’s best to have an aspect or contact between them if you want your genius to form successfully on the worldly, physical plane….in the ‘real world.’

In AE’s natal chart there is an inconjunct (150 degr, but here with about a 4-degr orb between Aries and Virgo) between Saturn and Uranus. The inconj is an aspect indicating a universal imperative for adjustments of the square-peg-in-round-hole variety of brain teasers. The aspect gives a need for flexibility which Einstein seemed to learn more easily in work environments than in his relationships. Working on one’s own is a good way to express such quirky aspects from within one’s psyche.

Having only one’s Moon out-of-bounds in the natal chart indicates a deep insecurity formed in infancy due to a faulty maternal connection, and mutable Sag energy can ‘rare up’ upon occasion – for Albert in the realm of touchy emotions.

Well, this is an on-the-spot thing I’m composing here but I shall leave you with an important and pertinent midpoint picture found in the nativity of Albert Einstein between the ‘grand spirit-speculation’ pair of Jupiter and Neptune, both planets creative as can be, and with their midpoint sitting directly upon Einstein’s planet of thinking and communication, the planet which on the physical level rules the body’s motor nerves:

Jupiter/Neptune = Mercury: an active, intense imagination (you don’t say! ;p); rich powers of perception and visualization (tell me more…); the gift of inspiration.

And his Mercury is in a creative Fire sign (Aries) with another inspirational pair in contact: an out-of-sign or dissociate opposition between expansive Jupiter (again) and, you guessed it – creative genius and brilliant scientist, Uranus, the revolutionary of ivory tower fame.

As you know, Jupiter and Uranus will meet in Great Conjunction in a few days (June 8, 2010; #2 of 3) at Aries Point (00Ari18) and NPR’s current feature on Einstein’s brain is a part of that global, collective scenario with a scientific background that’s being brought to your attention!

Now Presenting: NPR’s story with an all-too-brief, intriguing video of astrocytes communicating when they’re set off by a drop of neurotransmittor added to the dish.

Don’t turn away for a moment for the effect is sudden, electrifying, colorful, and magnificent so snag yourself a surreptitious viewing if you haven’t!

For I suspect that Einstein himself would dearly love to have seen (Mercury: the senses) this video now available decades into the future! And futuristic sky god Uranus (Ouronos) would be quite pleased as well as it electrically darts between those brain neurons messaging its mercurial information.

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Check out the man: born March 14, 1879 (NS); 11:30 am; Ulm, Germany (rated AA in the old astrodatabank program.) I neglected to mention that for intellectual prowess and universal interests, having natal Jupiter in Aquarius doesn’t hurt in the least. jc

UPDATE Feb 11, 2012: it seems curious to me now that Mercury was a main focus in this post written in 2010 because of Einstein’s sudden realization that Isaac Newton’s work on Mercury’s deviated orbit (which made a flower petal pattern) would aid him in proving his General Theory of Relativity–that Space curves after all! jc

Is this a perfect expression of inflationary Jupiter-Neptune?

In what may be one of the clearer expressions in the ‘real world’ of the recent pairing by Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Neptune, that speculative ‘carny showman’ duet of planetary energies, the ticket sales of Avatar are proving to be grossly (Jupiter) spun (Neptune) to impress the public with its nature as a ‘spectacular spectacular’ (in the words of the seedy characters of ‘Moulin Rouge’.)

Blue people have been used before. 3-D glasses aren’t new, just tossed by the trendy wayside a while, now picked up for a temporary run of popularity which may prove ephemeral and costly.

Well, I shall wish good fortune to all the theaters that had to install new equipment or whatever it takes to show a 3-D film to advantage.

Wonder how blue people will come across on the small screen? I feel a rental coming on…

Besides, ‘Avatar’ will have to be out of the souped-up 3-D theaters by March 5 because Alice and the White Rabbit are about to spring a new version of their adventures underground or wherever…one more time. Now this may be the ultimate and all-time perfect vehicle for Tim Burton and it kinda scares and intrigues me to think how mind-bending Burton’s film about Lewis Carroll’s character, Alice, could turn out to be.

Mind-expansion on the way, dear public! Cast your collective eyes this way, ladies and gentlemen!

Yet back in Carroll’s day certain substances were not considered illegal. ‘Lewis Carroll’ was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, math and logics professor at Oxford, controversial photographer, and, at age 33, a published author of the most translated children’s book in history. Among its most avid early readers were a young Oscar Wilde and Queen Victoria. Some readership, hmm? No pressure there.

Yes, it was June 1865 when ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ came to light after a brief stint as ‘Alice’s Adventures Under Ground’ and I’m quite certain you know the rest of the boat-trip-up-the-Thames story and its aftermath.

If you do, this frees me to wonder what barriers of perception will be broken with an updated, timely version of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and yet I must ask: can ‘Avatar’ glasses do double duty for ‘Alice’?

Winter Solstice 2009: Sun Cap-Moon AQ

On Dec 21, 2009 at 12:46:35 pm est in Washington DC, we reach the time of year of the Winter Solstice (Sun 00Cap00:00), the shortest day of the year.

The Sun will rise with Fixed Star Altair, the Alpha Star of Aquila, The Eagle; keywords: boldness, courage, dogged determination, and risk-taking, but anyone influenced by Altair may be guilty of bloodshed. (Robson.)

Considering the further trek America is about to take down the war path in Afghanistan, perhaps a link to violence is to be expected.

Besides the Solstice, Dec 21, 2009 happens to be the day of a US Moon Return (Sibly Moon 27AQ10) with the astrological Moon in a mundane chart representing the people, the public, the masses. Our nation’s Lunar Return occurs a mere ten minutes after the Winter Solstice becomes exact!

Dec 21 is also the day of the third and final Great Conjunction of the speculator pair, Jupiter and Neptune, occurring upon the US Sibly Moon – quite a celestial pile-up of synchronicity for the American people which indicates the importance of this particular Winter Solstice.

You remember the midpoint picture being formed on top of our noggins:

Jupiter/Neptune = US n Moon: becoming involved in speculation, instability, wastefulness; uncertainty about what is real and what is not; going with the wind; a desire to dream; losing oneself in plans.

Sounds familiar, yes?

So let’s check out the Sun-Moon blend of 2009’s Solstice chart to see if anything resonates for you. This is an Earth-Air blend which together describes productive, rational, efficient energies; at its best Earth-Air melds absract thought with talent for dealing with practical matters. Objectivity and a scientific approach are evident for this is an elemental blend of practical idealists with far-reaching goals in mind.

Sounds pretty good unless a ‘dry as dust’ flavor is allowed to creep in because emotions and the ‘unquantifiables’ of life may be lost touch with.

When Sun is in Capricorn and Moon in Aquarius we have insight, diligence, and professionalism; personal ambition mixes with respect for the rights and well-being of others; privacy is required yet an up-front friendliness and independence are shown in elegant fashion; music, dance, art, and poetry are much appreciated and perhaps pursued.

Noel Tyl gives this blend as: ‘Ambition finds fresh applications, probably through humanitarian or social service channels; there is stability of purpose and performance that brings success; innovation is the goal, significance the prize.’

If any of this reminds you of President Obama, I agree – especially since he travels to Oslo Dec 10, 2009 to collect his Nobel Peace Prize. Whether you think he’s done much yet to deserve it or not, the president receives a ‘prize’ of ‘significance’ although the ceremony occurs 11 days before the Winter Solstice we’re considering here.

But as you know in Astrology, sometimes things happen ‘early’ and it’s possible that other significant prizes are on the Universe’s menu as well…

Sun Cap-Moon AQ’s ‘Images for Integration’ are: ‘A prophetic poet is awarded high honors…Having struggled unaided to the peak, a mountaineer hitches a ride on a passing helicopter…An historian points the way to the future.’

(‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’ Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

Well, realistically that’s about as ‘sweet and light’ as I can get with the Winter Solstice 2009 chart with its subsequent sway over US and world events. (Guess I hang out with Politics too often and long.)

If you wish, you may read more details in the Political or Mundane Astrology vein and see an image of the chart set for Washington DC along with my notes which mainly concern war escalation into Afghanistan, for I believe it shows all too well in the horoscope for Winter Solstice 2009.

Written by Jude Cowell

December 4, 2009 at 12:48 am

An astrologer looks at television

Actually I’m not certain how often expert astrologer Jessica Murray ‘looks at’ television but she has some intriguing thoughts on the medium, the industry, and the president’s “stupidly” remark about Professor Gates’ arrest last week on her MotherSky blog.

2009’s Super Conjunction appears as well so you should definitely check out Ms. Murray’s article!

Written by Jude Cowell

July 27, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Jupiter conjunct Neptune 3:09 pm edt 5/27/09

At the White House on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at 3:09 pm edt, Jupiter and Neptune, the inflationary pair, will conjunct at 26AQ27 (with transiting Chiron and Pandora; plus, the US natal Moon from the ‘Sibly chart’…5:10 pm lmt, July 4, 1776, Philadelphia, PA.)

On Tuesday, May 26 was published a tidbit of news concerning China warning the US about printing ‘funny money’ – that’s my silly, over-used phrase for worthless money, but it isn’t funny what global ‘leaders’ are doing to the world financial system.

And I don’t enjoy typing aloud such things, but July 22’s Solar Eclipse is looming large with its ‘failed systems and methods’ vibe. I’m fairly well miffed about it, in fact, and entering into a snit any moment now.

You know, Astrology is so cool, it will be interesting to see what’s going on around 3:09 pm edt on Wednesday and if it is in some way connected with the principles of Jupiter and Neptune.

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