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Posts Tagged ‘MLK Day 2009

Obama’s ‘Dreams From My Father’ timely

Barack Obama’s book, ‘Dreams From My Father’ seems perfectly timely to me as an astrologer with the upcoming transit of Saturn to US natal Neptune in Aug-Sept 2009. Why?

Dreams = Neptune, Father =  Saturn!

And the fact that America’s natal Neptune is conjunct – in league with – working in tandem with – Obama’s natal Mars, which represents the energy-action-desire principles in a horoscope, seems karmic to me – and I’m merely a Saturnian astrologer.

So as karmic, testing Saturn nears US natal Neptune and our new president’s natal Mars during his first year of office, we idealize his actions and treat him as a rock star (sexy Mars + dreamboat Neptune) – yet Obama’s example this very day – Martin Luther King Day – is to work (Saturn) for the community or collective (Neptune.)

The president-elect has painted walls today and Michelle has helped our troops in foreign lands (and yes, we have so many of them) by joining in packing boxes to be sent to US soldiers.

For MLK Day 2009, the Obamas have ‘been’ their ideals rather than simply promoting high-flying dreams from the bully pulpit of the Oval Office. Obama is activating (Mars) the ideals of service (Neptune in hard-working, dedicated Virgo) of the American people, and it’s a good start for America!

America after King’s assassination

Robert Ellman has published a great feature concerning Clay Risen’s book, ‘A Nation On Fire: America in the Wake of the King Assassination’ which you may wish to check out:


The period of time between LBJ’s refusal to run for president in 1968, Dr. King’s assassination, and the signing by LBJ of the Civil Rights Act,  are more fully covered than usual by Mr. Risen, a former editor of The New Republic.

Riots broke out within hours after MLK’s death: the US Army occupied three major American cities, our National Guard patrolled a dozen others, and looting – one of the traditional yet ineffectual refuges of the disenfranchised – was rampant.

Plus, Clay Risen is founder of ‘Democracy: A Journal of Ideas’ which may be accessed here:


And you may wish to view an image of Dr. King’s natal chart with a few details which I published in Jan 2008 in honor of MLK Day which is upon us once again tomorrow, Monday, Jan 19:


Personally, I will be using MLK Day as a Prayer Day for America and for the American people who could use some extraordinary help  after the 8-year dredging we’ve gotten from the Bush-Cheney regime!

To paraphrase what Barack Obama keeps saying: he can’t do it all by his lonesome…now we all have ‘skin in the game’…and the color of that skin is emphatically Not the Point!

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