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Measuring Radiation in Tokyo brings mysterious death

Fukushima Diary reports on the story of Mr. Kabayama, a Tokyo city counselor and memeber of the Liberal Democratic Party, who posted a radiation measurement to his blog on June 30, 2011, and was found dead by his family on July 1, 2011–with a plastic bag covering his head.

Police are said to have ruled the death of the inconvenient Mr. Kabayama as a “suicide” which beggers belief, imho. Ever heard of someone committing suicide by such a method?

Since the time he was discovered is mentioned–3 am–I had a peek at the planets of July 1, 2011, Tokyo, 3 am, and found a difficult midpoint picture in force which involves the saboteur-assassin planet of plutonium-nuclear fame, Pluto:

Sun-Pluto = Saturn: ruthless overcoming of obstacles; physical impediment; restriction (of air to breathe–jc); separation. (Ebertin); a potential for fanatical ventures (Munkasey.)

As always with midpoint pictures, any, all, or none of the above may apply concerning the sad event of July 1, 2011–the day of a Solar Eclipse in Cancer, a Water sign of tides and oceans.

Here’s something I wrote prior to the July 2011 eclipse on my Political Astrology blog concerning the eclipse degree’s Sabian Symbol:

Solar Eclipse, July 1, 2011 (which Celeste Teal has labeled the “Democratic Spirit” eclipse) @ ‘9Can12’ = ‘9Can’ = “A Small Naked Girl Bends Over a Pond to Catch a Fish”; ‘Keynote: The first naive quest for knowledge and for an ever-elusive understanding of life.

“Small naked girl” = ‘the innocent and spontaneous mind, as yet unclothed in cultural patterns and unrestrained by don’ts, trying to satisfy its curiosity about what seems mysterious and fleeting. …The key here is PURITY IN UNDERSTANDING.’

My conclusion is that Mr. Kabayama was satisfying his curiosity about the true radiation levels around Tokyo and his untimely death indicates that someone didn’t want the measurements to be known.

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Sabian Symbol: An Astrological Mandala, Dane Rudhyar.

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Greider: “Still No End to ‘Too Big to Fail’ ” w 2010 Eclipses

In The Nation, William Greider writes on February 14, 2012 that there is “Still No End to Too Big to Fail” and with this, who can possibly disagree?

Now if you, dear reader, practice or follow Political Astrology at all and were reasonably cognizant ;p during Summer 2010 when the rather toothless financial boondoggle that Washington calls the Dodd-Frank Bill was haggled over and signed into law on July 21, 2010, you perhaps remember the two significant eclipses which occurred that summer–and they relate to our financial topic now, February 2012.

1. On June 26, 2010, a Lunar Eclipse manifested @ 5 Capricorn conjunct transiting Pluto, planet of wealth and stealth. Add evaluating Venus of small-amounts-of-money fame to Lord of the Underworld, spying Pluto, and we have such themes as extremes of wealth hidden in secret places, attracting organized crime (of course Washington did that years ago), and/or bankruptcy (Munkasey), for separately both the Venusian archetype and the Plutonian archetype contain ‘shadow sides’ with definite streaks of greed and covetousness running through them. These negative traits can lead or add to either expression of the combined energies of Venus-Pluto.

Plus, as one of the ‘wild cards’ of the Universe as all eclipses tend to be (‘wild’ in a fashion similar to disruptive, electrifying Uranus, the unexpected), the June 2010 Lunar Eclipse (Moon = the people) is ruled by austere, restrictive, loss-prone Saturn bwo Capricorn. As you know, his Too Big to Fail legislation and corporate welfare bailouts chose Wall Street over Main Street in President Obama’s Washington.

2. Then on July 11, 2010, a Solar Eclipse occurred @ 19 Cancer near the Twin Stars of Gemini, Castor and Pollux. I’ll allow you to draw your own conclusions about their contacts in an attempt to briefen up this post! (Click links provided below for my notes on both eclipses.)

The July 2010 Solar Eclipse fell into the 12 South Saros Series which is actually quite a positive influence: ‘successful outcomes to long-term worries (or illness); a draining issue will at first seem worse, then clear’ (papraphrasing Brady’s Predictive Astrology.)

12S happens to be the Pre-Natal Eclipse Series of America’s founding which personalizes and focuses its effects within the US.

Of course, how can we know if what We the People think is the problem that needs clearing is what secretive politicians in Washington DC know is the problem. Is their
worry’ same as our ‘worry’? Will they ever be capable of setting aside political machinations and plutonian stealth tactics perpetrated in their own self-interests long enough to take the corrective actions our society truly needs?

Well, Pluto does have great capacities for regenerative self-healing, transformation, and coping ability! On this level, we might think of a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes, as the myth goes.

My former place of residence, Washington DC, as our nation’s capital, still matters to me and the success of our government is paramount in today’s oddly directed world. How unfortunate for those of us who prefer a sovereign, decently behaved America and a war-free world that the current crop of Machiavellians in Washington and in all other global capitals and nation-states, seem to practice only the darkest of Pluto’s political arts and are playing against their own populations a very deep game.

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No edits have been done on either post, but if you wish to view the above mentioned Summer 2010 eclipses with horoscopes shown, try Lunar Eclipse June 26, 2010 and Solar Eclipse July 11, 2010 which also resonates with the 2007 conjunction of the Big-Banker duo of investing Jupiter and powerful Pluto.

Plus, here are a few astro-notes on the natal chart of Senator Chris Dodd written way before I realized what a dodgy character he is.

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As you know, of late we’ve seen transiting Chiron at 00Pisces and Neptune, the higher octave planet of the mystical and murky sign Pisces, has been floating upon that very degree as well; America’s PE mentioned above occurred at 00Pis33 in 1776. 12S is also the PE of Nixon’s resignation and thus of Gerald Ford’s presidency–guess someone‘s ‘problem’ cleared when an unstable Tricky Dick exited the White House, and since I lived in DC during the ‘Watergate scandal’ I was more relieved than I can now express to see the vulturing varmint vamoose.

Moon Art, a Moon Poem, and Moon-Pluto!

Moonlight Path

There have been and remain many ‘John Freemans’ in the world and one is Georgian poet John Freeman born on January 29, 1880 in London, died September 23, 1929, a fellow who left a successful insurance career for the sake of Poetry.

Here’s a lunar-esque verse by John Freeman lauding the celestial lantern that lights our earthly paths, titled ‘It was the lovely Moon’:

‘It was the lovely moon – she lifted
Slowly her white brow among
Bronze cloudwaves that ebbed and drifted
Faintly, faintlier afar’

(No, my drawing above doesn’t begin to illustrate Freeman’s poem for it would never be so brazen as that–but I do admit to using Luna as a main theme since 2005 over at Secret Moon Art!)

As I type here in Georgia USA (edt), the lovely Moon sails through the last degrees of Gemini and will reach the accustomed and nurturing waters of her own sign, Cancer, at 2:53 pm edt.

Then at 12:10 am edt (9.21), Luna @ 4Can54 will line up across the Cancer-Capricorn axis (Security-Career) and oppose powerful, spying Pluto which will create a Cardinal Grand Cross of planets between Moon, Pluto, Venus, and Uranus.

This indicates potentials for sudden relationships with seedy characters of dubious reputation so watch out around midnight if you plan to hook up for all may not be as it seems and you may not like how things turn out.

And with Venus and Uranus across the Partnership axis (Libra-Aries), break-ups may occur in relationships weighed down by lots of old emotional baggage (Moon-Pluto.)

Actually, compromises of all sorts are usually quite difficult or lacking under a Moon/Pluto stand-off and defiance of authority may be noted. Great demands are made and partners may become alienated especially with Venus/Uranus involved in the planetary pattern. Being eccentric or erratic with money may also be part of the picture.

In Politics and Business, the Moon/Pluto combo shows such things as how the people view crime, war, and internal secrecy, the role of women in controlling self-destructive impulses, and popular promises concerning the end to war, waste, and in appeals to the people. (Munkasey.)

Moon/Pluto contacts tend to encourage violence and crime and women are often the targets; exerting controls over criminals and terrorists may be featured in the news, and misuse of resources (Deficit Commission) are obsessed over if not actually cleared up.

Yes, deep (Pluto) feelings (Moon) surface under passionate, even romantic Moon/Pluto contacts but it may be better to step back and take a deep breath before proceeding late tonight!

2010 a Big Year for Americans to File for Bankruptcy

1.5 Million Americans Filed for Bankruptcy in 2010

By Jerry White

As tens of millions are finding it impossible to pay their bills, the corporations and banks are raking in record profits, top executives are pocketing huge payouts and the richest 2 percent of the population is celebrating the tax cut handed to them by Obama and the congressional Republicans.

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Yes, the swamp of Washington DC, my former abode, has always had a pungent odor but the above linked article indicates a headier brew wafting from our nation’s capital than ever before.

Perhaps we should follow the one-world-government script and ALL file for bankruptcy whether one’s financial condition warrants it or not – as indicated by the Sabian Symbol of the Moon (the people; the public; we-the-people) on the morning of 9/11/01…’28Gemini” = “A Man Declared Bankrupt” = DELIVERANCE.

Positive expression: an effective and overall resourcefulness in even the worst of conditions;

Negative/unconscious/shadow side: a willingness to dodge every responsibility and betray the very core of self. (The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones.)

Seems to this American that the dodging of responsibility and deep betrayal occurred at the top levels of the US government on its way to do Wall Street’s every bidding.

And President Obama’s corporate appointments to his White House staff this week only makes it even clearer as destructuring, transforming Pluto continues his raid through government-business-law-ruling Capricorn, sign of America’s natal Pluto placement.

Written by Jude Cowell

January 8, 2011 at 12:08 am

Astrology of the WVA coal mine explosion of April 5, 2010

No time here for studying the chart of April 5’s coal mine explosion but not to fret for Grand Trines has the April 5 chart with insightful analysis for you.

Out-of-sync quincunxes (150 degree aspects) abound in the chart – common in cases of death or illness (25 now reported dead and more are missing) – and interestingly, ‘est’ looks like when the explosion actually occurred even though we’re on edt.

Well, perhaps the Universe hasn’t ‘sprung forward’ the Great Cosmic Clock of our Solar System – and why should it? We’re the ones who think to monkey with natural laws…as if!

In addition, mines are one of Pluto’s favorite haunts, and the April 5 disaster occurred during Pluto’s Rx Station, which will be exact the evening of April 6, 2010 – tonight.

As Grand Trines pointed out to me, the Sabian Symbol for Pluto’s stationing degree of ‘6 Capricorn’ is quite dreadfully descriptive here…

“A Dark Archway with Ten Logs at the Bottom.”

May the remaining miners be rescued very soon and returned safely to their families!

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?

Confirmation hearing starts for Sotomayor 7.13.09

Judge Sonia Sotomayor‘s confirmation hearing for Supreme Court justice began at 10:00 am edt this morning so check out a few brief Astrology notes concerning what could be a most historic confirmation of a SCOTUS justice.

And with Pluto now established in the law-courts-politics-business sign of Capricorn, her term, if granted, should be singularly powerful as long as power-wielding, secretive Pluto remains on her side.

“Unless you have a complete meltdown you’re going to be confirmed,” says Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham just now.

Oh the drama! So click through for a link to CSPAN’s video feed of our Capitol Hill Theater in performance.

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