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Crescent Moon-Mercury-Pleiades-Sunset Apr 26, 2009

Space Weather News for April 25, 2009

SUNSET CONJUNCTION: When the sun goes down on Sunday, April 26, step outside and look west. An exquisitely-slender crescent Moon is lining up with Mercury and the Pleiades star cluster for a three-way conjunction in the sunset sky.

Click here for the full story and a sky map.

UNEXPECTED SOLAR ACTIVITY: The sun produced an unexpected burst of activity on April 23 when an enormous prominence rose over the northeastern limb and erupted. A coronal mass ejection (CME) billowed away from the blast site, but the billion-ton cloud is not heading toward Earth.

Visit SpaceWeather News for movies of the event.

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Well, April 26’s Moon-Mercury-Pleaides conjunction at Sunset sounds lovely visually and astronomically – but perhaps not as lovely astrologically due to the mythology of the Pleiades.

Plus, first view of the slender Crescent Moon begins the Lunar Calendar month in the East.

The Pleiades is a small cluster of 7 stars which takes up less than one degree in the heavens (about the width of one finger) at the end of the zodiac’s sign of Taurus, the Bull.

There are centuries’ worth of myths associated with the Pleiades, aka the ‘Seven Sisters,’ and themes for the cluster vary slightly: ‘a Narrow Cloudy Trail of Female Stars (Manilius), the Seven Sisters of Industry (China), the children of Atlas, the seven daughters of Pleione, and the seven doves who took Zeus his divine ambrosia.

The Celts (my clan for the most part) link them to the Fates and the achronycal rising of the Pleiades marked their month of mourning for lost friends. (This relates to the first of our month of November which pre-echoes what we now call Halloween, and Nov 1 which some call, All Saints Day.)

In India, the Pleiades myth was linked with seven mothers who judged men and could wound them with their moon-shaped razors, if so judged.

Crescent Moon (symbol of the Middle East), Mercury, and the Pleiades…Iran’s lady captive, Roxanna Saberi, set free perhaps? (Moon is out-of-bounds of the earthly plane and having to manage on her own for now….sign petition below.)

In ancient Greece, the stars of the Pleiades were part of a cult of Aphrodite who gave birth to seven daughters only to turn them into a flock of doves which became the seven stars of the Pleides. The leader of the doves was dove-goddess Alcyone, who brings good weather for the planting season.

Nowadays Alcyone is positioned at 00Gem00 Gemini, and the star’s keywords are ‘something to cry about’ (‘Horary Astrology’, Anthony Louis.)

This difficult star is associated with exile and suffering; water and/or flooding may be connected as well with sorrow ensuing.

Hopefully, the Crescent Moon and Mercury at Sunset on April 26 amongst the beautiful stars of the Pleiades will bring the world dried-up tears and joyful ambrosia sans sadness!

Sign an online petition to release Roxanna Saberi here.

Apr 26, 2009, Washington, DC, Sunset 7:51:36 pm edt:

ASC 6Sco52, Sun 6Tau52…’7 Taurus’…’A Woman of Samaria Comes to Draw Water from Jacob’s Well.’ (‘360 Degrees of the Zodia’ by Lynda Hill.)

Hour of Jupiter (23AQ23 – 4th house with Chiron and Neptune 26AQ12), Moon 1Gem43 just barely into 7th house with Mercury 27Tau06 conj Fixed Star Algol, a star with one of the more vicious reputations in the sky.

In fact, Diana Rosenberg has connected Algol’s prominent activity in charts of harmful fires.

At Midheaven (MC) of the Sunset chart set for DC is 13Leo30 which displays Pres. Obama’s natal Sun position.

The 5th house line-up of Uranus 25Pis00, Venus 00Ari46 (AP), and Mars 3Ari25 have asteroid Atlantis there also at Aries Point…keywords for Atlantis: ‘where we feel doomed; abuse of power.’

Venus and chart-ruler Mars are engaged in an ‘opportunity aspect’ (sextile = 60 degr) with the Moon in Gemini, sign of travel, esp air flights, and I pray that all captives may be returned soon to their sorrowing families as world leaders’ accustomed ‘abuse of power’ be transcended by doing what’s right for a change!

But now there is that lonely, unaspected Saturn 15Vir15 Rx, 10th house, acting as the ‘bucket’s handle’ once again but with Luna on the verge of ‘spilling out’ of the bucket and meeting up with transiting Midas 7Gem50 Direct in 8th house…could this indicate ransom money being paid for a certain detained lady?

And on another level a Moon-Midas contact could indicate more relating to our current financial issues (8th house) as money (Midas) is made available to the people (Moon.)

Well, bring it on – it was ours to begin with!

All in all, I’d say that April 26’s celestial display has more meaning in the Lunar Calendar than in our Solar-based world…because most of the info we get from our culture concerning such celestial events is simply ‘lovely.’

Have you any thoughts on the subject?

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‘Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars’ available at Amazon Books; Saturn as bucket handle explained more fully by the excellent John Townley at AstroCocktail, if you’re thirsty.

Neptune-Pluto’s karmic septile dance

Generational, slow-moving Neptune and Pluto, these days traversing off and on in septile aspect (51 degr 26 mins) with one another, have karmic implications for mankind which I discuss here:

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2006/08/karma-neptune-pluto-septile.html

Inspired by the works of Dane Rudyar, Michael Meyer, and the Harmonic work of John Addey, the post includes the dates of the Great Conjunction of Neptune and Pluto which began the cycle of their current dance…a slow, passionate tango, I think, but perhaps occasionally breaking into a jitterbug.

Or perhaps we’re the jitterbugs!

Neptune-Pluto’s third conjunction of April 30, 1882 is the horoscope I use (inspired by the work of Alan Meece) as the ‘Generation of Materialism’ chart – or you could call it the natal chart of the Robber Barons when the real plundering began.

Ah, the 1890s…choo chooo! Hear that train whistle blow and the telegraph tap. And of course there’s Neptune’s representation of oil and gas, and Pluto’s underworld, underground, tunnel and cave linkage…where the goodies are hidden.

An out-of-personal-control septile aspect has a fated or karmic flavor and is an aspect of the 7th Harmonic. It represents in its deepest essence the very cosmos itself, and links the transcendent with the personal (which is also a function of experiential Chiron who says: Be Here NOW! Then there’s karmic Saturn and Uranus, The Witness, but that’s for another post.)

 With Neptune now in Aquarius and Pluto having returned to Sagittarius – but soon to re-enter Capricorn – the aspect between these two lumbering giants is waning, a condition of a septile aspect which is given by Michael Meyer as:

“The use of intuition and understanding as a means of envisioning and achieving the fulfillment of one’s destiny.” (‘The Astrology of Relationship,’ Michael R. Meyer.)

Sounds good to me! Where can I get me some o’that intution and understanding? Perhaps Astrology will see a resurgence of popularity…or is already in large part due to the internet. Plus, the Sabian Symbol oracle of word pictures for each of the 360 degrees helps in this evolutionary endeavor.

(You’ll find the Geminian Sabian Symbol for the 1892 Great Conjunction in the above-linked post and synchronistically enough, it’s where gold-loving Midas is transiting NOW in sometimes duplicitous Gemini. This reminds me of “two sets of books” accounting but today’s wheeler dealers seem to have several sets, don’t they?)

Actually if you’re the sort of person who isn’t tied to the “this is all there is” model of science – materialism as world view – the use and study of Astrology is the greatest tool I know for peeking under the hood of the cosmos and for delving into one’s psyche in holographic fashion.

H7 (how I refer to the 7th Harmonic though some use ‘7H’) includes aspects: 102 degr 52 mins, and 154 degr 17 mins, so if you have any of these aspects in your natal chart you may find a sense of karmic fatedness connected to the planets involved in the areas of the Houses where the planets appear. The influence then boomerangs to other Houses and planets which resonate to the septiled planets like ripples on the pond of life.

So do I, your reluctant astrologer, have a septile natally? Yes, between Mercury and Chiron, and there has been karma in relation to children (Mercury) and in some other areas of life (Houses) that I haven’t fully sussed out yet, communication and siblings being the more obvious ones to consider. But my story isn’t quite done being written, dawg.

What was the catch phrase of a few years ago?  Ah yes – ‘God isn’t finished with me yet.’

But I’m finished – with this post!

TV’s Craig Ferguson comedy clips link

A couple of routines by TV’s Craig Ferguson may be viewed uproariously here:

http://www.cbs.com/latenight/latelate/

From his invisible sidekick Davis to his I KNOW~W~W! cry of the true Aquarian (who Knows), you can’t do better for your funnybone after midnight than to watch Craig Ferguson’s cheeky monkeys and other guests…although I must say he’s neglecting to use animal sound effects of late. Yes, The Late Late Show has been honored by his imaginative company of cats, kittens, dogs, monkeys, gorillas, lemurs and other furry friends.

Last evening I celebrated Madagascar Day with Craig. Hope you didn’t miss it!

The comedy smorgasbord of TV’s Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show (one too many Lates for my schedule, but sometimes only Craig will do) is for those still in withdrawal from lack of Monthy Python.

After all, one can only watch A Fish Called Wanda so many times before it becomes like white noise–which sadly goes double for The Holy Grail and The Life of Brian, one of the most underrated films of the genre since Neptune was discovered in 1846 and photography began. Could Hollywood be far behind?

Well, no. It wasn’t.

Objects Are Closer Than They Appear (warning: this post will now vere into ultimate regions, so be wary unless you’re very sure of yourself):

You know it won’t do to forget to consider asap your ultimate and true condition before our Creator who cares where each of us spends eternity. Now THAT’s the sort of fearmongering that might actually do you, and the world, some good. And happily this well-meant heads-up is of the longlasting kind, not a flash in the proverbial pan being marketed to us 24/7.

Pan…glad you wondered about where the little dickens is at this very moment…hold on a few while I go check him out in my Solar Fire software…this post will be published and I’ll endeavor to return to update with details of Pan’s current flutey location. You know he’s one of the oldest archetypal figures in any culture. You could say his myth or tale is older than the hills and you’d probably be right!

One of the trickster figures in an astrology chart (aka horoscope; map; roadmap; hologram; mandala; birth chart), Pan emcompasses the concept of the trickster element or “artful dodger,” an archetype which is strong in my own chart with Mercury as ASC and MC ruler, planets in Capricorn (the sign associated closely with Pan since Cap is the Mer-Goat, the joining of Earth and Water, the oldest elements creating the Potter’s clay of Genesis. Natally my Capr Jupiter is linked with the Fixed Star, Sualocin, another of the tricksters! This Star also relates to the playful dolphin. Perhaps he’s a bit like the playful yet invisible sidekick, Davis, for Ferguson the conedian is quite the Mercurial change artist within his skit comedy, a veritable Prometheus, it seems.

Whew! this post wandered off the path with the astrology and Scriptural stuff….or did it?

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Back Down to Earth Please But With a Twist of Neptunian Dreaminess:

Finally! I’ve decided on who will be the CelebChart Queen (a featured CelebChart written upon by this reluctant astrologer) but life gets busy in summery hot Georgia, so Ms _____ will have to wait until perhaps tomorrow…day of the Sun, first day of the week. Btw: here at WordPress something stunned me yesterday. I don’t know why I had not noticed before but the Calendar in my sidebar here on Jude’s Threshold has Moon-Day MONday as if it’s the first day of the week.

Puh! Moon starts week ahead of Sunday’s Sun? East over West?  Hmm…m..m.m….the poles are in process of shifting, ’tis true, but isn’t this a bit of an obvious morph of import for WordPress to pass on to an unsuspecting astrologer-artist who only blogs for the fun of it?

Is this crazy calendar switch a young person’s interweb (thanks, Craig!) thingy? Is it a new ‘look’ for WordPress, or have I in the past assumed too much about this blog’s format? Or…is someone attempting to master time?

All I’m sayin’ is that it’s curious, that’s all. Just plain Curious with a capital C. Which is redundant if you capitalize the C…oops I did it again…as Craig says, I don’t have time to be muckin’ about here…soooo….

What Did We Learn on the Show Tonight, Craig? (meow)

Have We Got Time For An Email?

Well, combining the two, we learned that I have an email question for TV’s Craig Ferguson but will post it here since he’d never get it anyway…

Hi Craig,

After watching your show, an endless loop of your theme song plays round and round my brain.

Can you suggest an effective headache remedy without aspirin?

Just Kidding (or am I?),

Jude

Athens, Ga

ps: that’s You singing, isn’t it? Thought so.

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Update 3:45 pm edt: current location of Pan 5Gem13 direct, less than 3 degrees from MIDAS 8Gem06 direct…Gemini’s trickster qualities along with its often termed ‘duplicity’ is hosting both asteroids with hoarding MIDAS being money and gold, and Pan helping to infuse markets and financial systems with more fraudulent tricks than most people imagine. These two are not the whole story but they sure are livin’ large and kickin’ butt!

Midas: 8 Gemini

These days gold-hoarding Midas hangs out around 8 Gemini so I’m looking at Dane Rudhyar’s Sabian Symbol book, ‘An Astrological Mandala’ for details on our “Second Gilded Age” of Robber Baron Midasses, the obscenely wealthy class which has imposed upon those underneath them on the golden ladder of life the income inequality in America which now widens to Soup Line dimensions.

PBS’s ‘Bill Moyers’ Journal’ yesterday addressed these issues and called it an idee fixe  which the power elite cling to so tightly (tightwads) concerning the ‘free’ market system which they can’t seem to think their way out of.

Why should they when their amassing of wealth stokes a rosy illusion of liberation from the collective masses–a heady motive for imagining themselves above the rabble!

Wasn’t it Einstein who said you can’t think your way out of a problem with the same thinking that created the problem? But these greedy, power hungry culprits don’t want a way out and they prefer the rest of us simmering in the cauldron, thanks. And dissolving of boundaries–economic, national, social–is part of their much-touted one-world government intrigues where their dreams of world domination thrive.

Barack Obama’s mentions of America’s ongoing class warfare don’t make it happen–the power elite do, then they cringe when someone points it out! As well they should. For glorified ‘brethren’ they sure don’t care at all for their fellow man.

Yet Some People the world over are trying to better their positions bwo labor unions…

‘ “8Gem”…”Aroused Strikers Surround A Factory”…keynote: The disruptive power of the ambitious mind upon the organic wholeness of human relationship.

The first stage dealt with oil (‘6Gem’: “Workmen Drilling for Oil”…keynote: The avidity for knowledge which ensures wealth and power…AMBITION.) Now we see in this new symbol a pictorial indication of what the use of this intellect-generated energy inevitably leads to: industrial unrest and violence.

As man manages to rape the earth in order to demonstrate his power and intensify his pleasures and his sense of proud mastery, conflicts and disruptive processes are inevitably initiated. The type of power generated by the analytical intellectual faculties is essentially disruptive; it is based on the destruction of matter, and invites egocentric hoarding and spoliation–and, in general, privileges of one kind or another.

This leads to a REVOLT AGAINST PRIVILEGES.’ #

Old King Midas’ egocentric hoarding will get the best of him one day–if not on this earth, then on the coming New and Improved version because threading a needle with a rich camel will be an impossibility in the sweet bye’n’bye!

~:~ note: you may wish to see my Pages list for the Reaganomics Eclipse if you’ve hithertofore missed the trickle down nonsense. ‘Trickle down’/voodoo economics only works when the corporate elite plow some of their billion-dollar breaks from the US taxpayers BACK into the economy they skimmed it from.

Instead, recent years have brought downsizing, outsourcing, and the continued selling out of America along with apt Capitol Hill enabling…we see their NWO plans in action similar to Hitler’s amassing of wealth in the 30s–and the economic hourglass tilts again in the elite’s favor toward totalitarian imperialism. #

 

Oops! the Pentagon’s cone head is showing!

Minot AFB bombs over America

Not Robert Gates, silly, and not Dan Ackroyd, but I’m sending noogies all around for the daft old sillies.

It’s the Pentagon admitting a “mistaken” arms shipment–to Taiwan! Actually, Taiwan fessed up that it had received a “mistaken” shipment from the US because the Pentagon was supposedly unaware of the gaffe.

Is Eisenhower fluffing his pillow about now or what?

Details here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/25/AR2008032501309.html

This tale has so many levels, so many veils–and the Pentagon never noticed, in spite of its required inventories every 3 months, that some electrical fuses for nose cone assemblies on intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) were missing from their weaponry shelves.

Yet Taiwan had to notify the Pentagon that it mysteriously had the fuses, shipped “mistakenly” in August 2006 after residing within a Hill Air Force Base (UT) Defense Logistics Agency warehouse–4 containers shipped there in March 2005 from Warren AFB in Wyoming. “Logistics”!!

Details are “unclear” and if you’re allergic to words like “mistake” or “error” don’t read the above-linked  article. The sensitivity of US sale of arms to Taiwan due to China’s firm objections is palpable in this apparent screw-up and seems to be the reason for Defense Secretary Robert Gates setting up an investigation of the matter to calm nuclear waters.

No actual nuclear material is said to be involved in this case, yet this is revelation #2,  you know–it’s the second nuclear-related “mistake”after the August 2007 fiasco when an AF B-52 bomber was “mistakenly” armed with 6 (count ’em, SIX) nuclear-tipped cruise missiles and flown across America from Minot AFB in ND to Barksdale AFB in LA.

I’ve never heard who ordered that minor Minot “mistake” (let’s ask Rumsfeld) but I have read where pilots and others involved have been eradicated…or as I would call it, assassinated. If you, lone reader (how lonely you must be) have any new info concerning these men’s deaths, please let me know.

~:~UPDATE March 28: here’s a link to several articles from Sept 2007 which tell of the loaders and their deaths, etc:

http://www.legitgov.org/minot_afb_nukes_oddities.html

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So the image you see here is the sunrise chart for Aug 30, 2007, set for the Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. Not knowing the time the nuclear warheads were loaded, or when the planes took off, the sunrise chart will do fine as a symbol for the day.

You see the Sun rising with tr South Node, a picture of limited leadership and power potential. This conj describes a karmic condition from the past (SN) when ambitions were selfishly promoted at the expense of others. And when you’re top dog (the US) you can easily do this even if you’re unaware of it…the results are the same for the world’s underdogs.

In green, you see I’ve marked today’s planetary placements with Saturn between 2007’s Sun and his own position 29Leo37. The late degrees of Leo are, of course, conj Fixed Royal Star of Persia, Regulus, whose keywords are: success if revenge is avoided.

Revenge is the world’s main problem for it brings an endless cycle of violence and what are nuclear weapons if not part of that abomination?

In 10th house there’s violent Mars, in duplicitous Gemini (apologies, Geminis, you are multiplicitously talented as well!), and I penciled in the Sabian Symbol for Mars…”15Gem”: “Two Dutch children talking.” And Mars (weapons) in the sign of the twins could indicate that two shipments were being loaded.

Nearer Midheaven, the WHY? point of the chart, is the midpoint of Saturn and Uranus, the pair associated with the Middle East, Israel and Palestine especially. Saturn/Uranus 8Gem22 is conj asteroid, Mida$ 8Gem06 (and Direct–Midas is more often Rx) so was this charade an inconveniently discovered transfer of arms sold to ___ fill in the blank___probably Israel, but not necessarily.

After all, we do that all the time and Bush has been giving away the nuclear store to India and others…a busy bee arms dealer is he.

And how about the Ic–the HOW? Point of the day? Ah HAH! There we find asteroid Toro, associated with “the power of boundless strength; the capacity to use and control power; a strong will.” (‘Astrology Encyclopedia’ by James R. Lewis.)

Spain and Africa are linked to Toro, esp the Moors who probably brought bull fighting to Spain. The goal of bull fighting is domination, appropriate to our subject, and the Encyclopedia Britannica states that Toro is an ancient fortified town in Spain whose code of laws was much celebrated.

Plus, the Ic, the Foundation of the matter, and Toro are at “1Sag” = “A Grand Army of the Republic campfire” degree. Makes sense with the Pentagon’s culpability.

They say, btw, that whoever is responsible for the current “mistake” of shipping fuses to Taiwan will be “held accountable” which, from past Bush administration tendencies, makes you wonder who’ll take the fall for higher-ups…or perhaps it’s only an inelegant sop meant to soothe China’s feelings.

Today’s Sun in Aries is basically conj 2007’s Moon in Aries–and who knows? the correct time of the flight, or at least of the loading of the dark material (which strains credulity to understand how it’s said that the pilots and crew were unaware of their cargo) may be better timed by using a Moon position based on the Sun’s position of today’s press conference!

Well, there’s a lot more in the chart and I hope you can take a gander by enlarging the image. If you do be sure to check out 2007’s Mercury/Saturn midpoint plunked squarely upon Bush’s natal Mars…

Mercury/Saturn = n Mars: turning drive into tyranny; risking all to make a point; no compromise; change through force of circumstances; a desire to quarrel.

Sounds just like Dubya, doesn’t it? He, it turns out, never met a union he couldn’t divide.

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