Archive for the ‘Washington DC’ Category
If you use the Sabian Symbols much you probably recognize the one for Saturday June 8, 2013’s New Moon @18Gem01–“A Large Archaic Volume”–using the ’rounding up’ method which gives us’19Gemini’.
Sun Gem-Moon Gem is a double Air blend of intellect, reasonableness, and debate and watching Washington DC politics as I regularly do, I’m wondering when or if the ‘reasonableness’ will be apparent any time soon. Quick communications (ex: texting) and a talent for Mercurial mimicry are evident with this combination of energies so a lot of talking is on the weekend’s list of activities.
This personality blend is shared natally by an interesting cast of characters including famous thespian John Barrymore (“One of my chief regrets during my years in the theater is that I couldn’t sit in the audience and watch me.”) Well, yes. Self-absorb much? Still, I always thought his lion-esque appearance, imperious voice, and royal manner were perfect on the stage.
Double Gemini writer Dorothy Sayers had her time in the sun as well and how perfect in our day of spying on people’s private lives is this, one of her more famous verses?
“As I grow older and older
And totter towards the tomb
I find that I care less and less
Who goes to bed with whom.”
Too bad Washington’s political operatives can’t take such a sentiment to heart! Yet how would DC survive without blackmail?
But the double Gemini fellow whose famous quote I wish most to add here is that of economist John Maynard Keynes for it is my belief that his words lightly touch upon the more-visible-than-ever agenda of those who would rule the entire world if or as soon as they can manage it:
“Ideas shape the course of history.”
Well, yes. Yes, they do. It’s all in the planning, another function of Mercury. I only wish the ruling elite, both public and hidden, would have them some better ideas than what they’re attempting to forcefully implement from their large archaic volume.
Today the long seige of a retrograde Mars ends as the planet of action, energy, and motivation begins a forward march. So if I were you (and I’m not last time I checked) I’d take some pertinent advice from my friend astrologer Julie Demboski on the matter!
Plus, if you’re not totally fed up with Politics, you may wish to visit my Political Astrology blog for a few astro-notes on the Mars Station Direct @ 3Vir40 in relation to Washington DC, my former place of residence. (Or maybe not. Wouldn’t blame you for being fed up with the varmints who now infest the land.)
While there be sure to scroll a smidgeon down Stars Over Washington’s sidebar for two considerations of the Astrology of DNC 2012 and RNC 2012 for that time draws near and more astro-notes will be forthcoming…
Either way, I hope today’s ‘Friday the 13th’ is going well for you and that all your ducks are lining up in neat rows, ready and eager to waddle forward!
NPR has just reported that the Reagan Building in Washington DC is infested with bedbugs which are being treated this weekend as I type.
Now that’s what I’ve been grousing about on Stars Over Washington for the last five years with my, “astrological comments on America, on Washington DC, and on the politicians who infest them.”
Have the bedbugs come home to roost for Mr. Reagan and the GOP? Perhaps so, but the itchy critters shouldn’t give the Dems a free pass!
Well, a new post is just published on SO’W which concerns the October 8, 2010 Venus Rx station and Venus Transits 2004/2012 along with an interesting video interview with Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) from the Dylan Ratigan Show, if you’re up for it.
The post does involve Political Astrology, yes, but is written in plain English, my first language.
Yes, a brief family vacation in Raleigh NC was wonderful and relaxing yet it’s good to be back and blogging on Politics through the lens of Astrology!
And since I tend to spontaneously compose at keyboard, this post is a brief heads-up to the New Moon chart with details now freshly published at Stars Over Washington, if you’re game.
Plain English is used so if you don’t speak astrologese, don’t fret, just click!
Yet one thing I neglected to mention in the post is the Sabian Symbol of the New Moon’s Midheaven (chart is set for Washington DC, edt); Mc is the Aspirations/Goal Point of any horoscope. This may be of interest to you especially if you happen to be in California or have connections there, so I shall add it here for your consideration, quoting from Dane Rudhyar’s ‘An Astrological Mandala’:
Mc ’20Virgo’ = “A Caravan of Cars Headed to the West Coast”…
Keynote: The need of cooperative effort in reaching any “New World” of experience.
…what seems to be clearly implied is a process in which a group of persons are journeying together–thus linking their consciousnesses and energies (the ‘car’ symbol)–in order to safely reach the goal of destiny. Here there is no longer any sense of competition, but an ofered and structured endeavor.
…the past is entirely left behind; men cooperate in the great ‘adventure in consciousness’ in a TOTALIZATION OF PURPOSE AND EFFORT.
Will the New Moon of May 13, 2010 mark a new phase of political activity and cooperation as it effects the establishment of a one-world-government, aka a ‘New World Order’?
Well, if we begin to hear of Democrats and Republicans entering a new phase of cooperation to ‘get things done’, I for one will be feeling that their masks are finally being dropped in public and the them-against-us reality of Politics is being outed because they assume they’re about to successfully implement such totalitarian plans over all opposition from we-the-people.
Or, perhaps May 13 will simply bring us a New Moon in Taurus!
The above-linked post contains basic details on the culminating Full Moon in Sagittarius, May 27, 2010, along with info on a Mutable T-Square between Jupiter/Saturn pointing to apex Venus in Gemini in the May 13 New Moon chart.
If you’re one of the those Passionate for Palin People, Steve Schmidt, McCain’s campaign manager who helped choose Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate in 2008, has some tough love for you: Palin is talented but not a winning candidate for the GOP in 2012.
And I would add: nor in 2016, 2020, etc, etc, etc.
TV cameras like her though so that’s something especially if you like to watch very attractive train wrecks.
To paraphrase David Letterman last night about Palin’s new 400-page book, she wrote it herself and agonized over every word…and you will, too.
And of course, I can’t mention Dave today without also noting his confession last evening of sexual affairs with some of his show’s staff members (ladies, of course – no big surprise, imo) and the attempted extortion of an alleged $2 million by a CBS employee who has now been indicted.
Dave announced the ‘hinky’ situation with as much class as one could hope for and says he won’t be talking about it again. And that was quite a sustained amount of applause he got for discussing it as he did, too.
Just goes to show that negative traits or actions of human beings fare better for everyone concerned when they’re exposed to the light rather than hidden.
For as Richard Nixon taught us – yet Washington keeps forgetting – it’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up that gets ya.
Actually with Nixon, I say it was the crime. But I lived in DC during Watergate and hated what tricky Dick did with the place – my favorite city!
Huffington Post has a handy breakdown of Edmond’s recent testimony and assertions as explained by Brad Friedman concerning the bribes and blackmailings perpetrated by the Capitol Hill crowd we not-so-fondly call our “representatives” in Congress.
Now don’t bother looking for analyses of her testimony in the mainstream media – they’re ignoring it. Check with Brad.
And you know, this kind of activity by government officials once had certain descriptive names that meant something: high crimes and misdemeanors; or, for some of them, if you prefer: treason.
The GOP has announced their new energy policy which is designed to ignore global warming.
This twisted pretzel of a policy is quite a political calculation and I don’t remember asking them, yet they will spout – if only to undermine a White House full of Democrats, and to keep we-the-people as divided and confused as possible!
Don’t fall for it. And yes, they’re all an infestation of Washington DC to me.