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McCain says join the military and Palin’s birth time

Lots of cheering going on tonight at the RNC as John McCain suggested that Americans join the military, become teachers, help the needy, and other good ideas to keep busy and not notice how the balance of the Supreme Court, the US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights will continue to be eroded under another Republican president. They failed to mention these things tonight.

No, I was not comforted…sounds like 100 years in Iraq to me. And will a McCain presidency extend the civil-liberties-squelching provisions of the US ‘Patriot’ Act? Neocons didn’t go to all that trouble only to let go of power and control now.

Cut to Palin in the audience! Eric Francis has a reported birth time for Sara Palin if you want to check out his excellent observations. Eric is working on rectification and says the chart works:


So if 4:40 pm is correct it gives Palin Leo rising just as has been suggested in comment threads here. It is difficult to miss her mane of Leonine hair and her past beauty queen competition for the approval and applause that Leo adores.

Is launching wars conservative?

Who Is Wrecking America?

By Paul Craig Roberts

There is nothing conservative about launching wars of aggression on the
basis of lies and deception in order to control the direction of oil
pipelines and to enhance Israeli territorial expansion.


A weak Bush sowing dragon’s teeth in the Caucasus

Eric Margolis has published an article that elucidates the “he said, she said” confrontation going on in the Caucasus since August 7 between Georgia, South Ossetia, and Russia, and it’s interestingly titled:

‘Crisis in the Caucasus. What Were They Smoking in the White House?’

I don’t know what stash they have tucked away in the cellar, but they oughta be passing it around: their inept maneuverings seem meant to provoke war with what Margolis says is no longer a banana republic: The Great Bear, Russia, now fat and sassy with oil and gas wealth.

As I’ve stated in a prior post, at least Russia is acting – and reacting – within its own neighborhood which is more than we can say for our pretendedly-mandated neocon radicals who’ve taken over Washington with much jingoistic fervor and seem to think the whole world is their oyster. Must be some darn good consciousness expanding weed.

So I hope that you check out Margolis’ clear-eyed views on the whole confusing situation if you haven’t yet for it’s being so poorly mishandled by the Bush administration as to be buffoonish. 

Plus, it’s been made to seem more guffaw-esque by McCain’s ineffectual, neoconnish posturing – at least Obama’s mild comments have had a small the benefit of making barely a ripple on Putin’s sea.

Margolis states that “US missiles in Poland and radars in the Czech Republic are a dangerous, unnecessary provocation that is sowing dragon’s teeth for future confrontation.”

Now I’m still on a major learning curve here with the current Caucasus stand-off, but his words strike me as unfortunately on the mark. And for me it conjures a nastier image still of the *Big Dragon – China – which could stomp in at any time – a possibility that Bush, Cheney, Rice, and the Pentagon should have thought about before they risked so much for so little gain on behalf of the ship they are supposedly helming into port, not crashing on the stones of confusion bwo the bags of Columbian Gold they nabbed from your neighbor’s house last month.

Then there’s the oft-repeated myth, “we owe China too much money,” a rationale the US cannot depend on forever for her misadventured, misdirected belligerence. 

Perhaps in the Caucasus, it may fly a little longer…as long as The Dragon doesn’t spread its fiery wings and give the weakened-by-neocon-war America more than she ever bargained for thanks to the pie-in-the-sky pipe dreams issuing from the dark recesses of a smoke-filled White House basement lounge.

In summation? Bush can’t leave too soon. And take Cheney, McCain, and the rest of the neocons with him. Please.

Read Eric Margolis article here: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20556.htm


* my hopeful prayer is that Pluto, the Dragon, in stern Capricorn, will not mean the waking up of the dragon which will roar, as the Bible says. The upcoming Cardinal T-square between Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto may turn out to be an unfortunate timing device for our suffering planet (see post on the Bilderberg Club for midpoint picture details. They’re not at all pretty, but you may as well be aware.)

So put down that d_____!  (Unless you brought enough to share.)  ;lp

Dr Paul Craig Roberts on Bush-Cheney, Iran, and 9/11

The ‘Father of Reaganomics’ is interviewed on the neocon’s wish to nuke Iran, 9/11 as an assault on our civil liberties, and more in an interview conducted by Kathy Sanborn:



Seems a terror promoter’s work never ends anymore.

Bush at the helm: can a lifetime be enough?

Dick Cheney is in association with a group who call themselves “Family Security Matters” and an article on a Bush dictatorship-for-life was published online then taken down (perhaps as damage control.)

Guess the gloriousness of such a fascist idea eluded too many people – at least until the next catastrophic emergency occurs or is staged.

One of my favorite reporters, Larisa Alexandrovna, has the scoop here: 


Well, Bush’s natal Ascendant degree, “8Leo”, does have the Sabian Symbol: “A Bolshevik Propagandist” as we know. Wonder if Bush wishes he’d obfuscated his birth time years ago so astrologers would quit mentioning this inconvenient fact? The ASC describes the individual’s persona – it’s how the world views him, and how he views the world and answers the WHAT? question of the horoscope.

The Jones’ version of the Symbols gives more details:

Keyword: LEAVEN…

pos: a determination to share the soul’s vision and to make a permanent impact on history (‘permanent’!! that’s just what we’re talkin’ about here- jc);

neg/unconscious/shadow side: futile ranting against a multitude of superficial ills.

He is a ranter, all right. As he unconsciously spilled in public during his early presidential days: he’s a propaganda catapulter!

Jones goes on to say that this degree emphasizes “recurrent battles over social and political concepts.”

So for neocons, EIGHT YEARS isn’t recurrent enough?

Nostalgically, all this casts me back to Bush’s ranting Social Security Tour ad nauseum. The American taxpayer should have had a refund on that massive bit of political expenditure. While hiding their real reasons for this daft plan, Bush-Cheney’s urgency was probably due to anticipation of the current market meltdown we’re now experiencing – but although the plan to undermine and dissolve Social Security didn’t barf its way into law immediately as they wished, you don’t hear much about what would’ve happened to the people’s SS retirement funds if it had.

Easy to see in retrospect as it was in real time – privatizing SS is Not a Good Idea, we said, and sparks flew, accusations were made.

Yet neocons thought that by targeting the young, the boondoggle would fly, but it sank titanically along with Bush’s approval rating. Yet the push WILL be renewed if it suits – assuming that some form of the NYSE still exists in future and that the US government isn’t in complete shutdown with Bush as dictator.

Congress isn’t privy to the Department of Homeland Security’s plan for continuity of government in case of emergency, you know. Guess that’s well-described by the ‘Sibly chart’ for America’s Saturn/Neptune straddling Midheaven…Saturn/Neptune may be taken as “secret government.”

Well, if you’re self-employed like me, you’ve paid 100% of your own FICA taxes for several years, and I for one would appreciate it if they kept their claws off my account – and stay away from what they haven’t pilfered before now. I had the distinct feeling during Bush’s Reform SS Tour that the movement to privatize SS was more than a money grab, it was an effort to hide what Washington politicians had been doing with our SS fund for year$.

In the 2000 campaign, Al Gore’s “lockbox” was made a laughing stock by neocons yet surely the SS “lockbox” would’ve turned out to be as empty as Fort Knox is of gold! Yet the empty coffer had to be kept hidden by a Republican president, didn’t it?

“Success at all costs” – it’s always been a perfect mantra for dictators everywhere.

Perhaps this is why John McCain was accepted as the Republican nominee – his presidential services won’t be needed with Bush staying on like other dictators have found ways to do. It remains to be seen whether my own ranting is moot, and for the sake of the only nag in the 2008 race for me – America – I sincerely hope I’m ranting for nothing.

one nation under Bush: even sea monkeys are out of work

Sea MonkeysWhat’s America come to when even a *Sea Monkey, once the choice pet of weirdish kids the nation over, can’t find a job with all his talents and good looks?

So what hope will George Bush have for employment come the end of January ’09? Esp considering that his resume really sux, doesn’t it?

As to voting or not voting for a presidential candidate based on the color of his skin: I’d vote for a blue-striped Sea Monkey in November as long as he wasn’t fronting as a haranguing neocon bent on ruling the world.

~note: a fresh Page has been published with the ‘2008 Summer Solstice’ chart set for the White House…not a lot of details included yet, but enlarge the chart to read my notes and I’ll get back to the Page before the Sun pings Tropical Cancer on June 20.

Here’s the Image for Integration for June 20’s Sun Can-Moon Cap combo…

“An ancient water mill works away in rhythmic fashion, meting out just the required amount of fluid force to grind the CORN that nourishes and sustains the village.” (‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’, Chas & Suzi Harvey.)

CORN? (my caps)…so what’s for dinner? Ethanol Enchaladas smothered in Robber Baron Gravy?

This Sun-Moon blend is shared natally by writer Jean Anouilh, who has something pertinent to say:

“Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know He is.”

*no Sea Monkeys were unduly harmed in the publishing of this post; image from official Sea Monkey instruction booklet circa mid-80s, p. 19.

Bush’s ‘red legacy’ will outlast a proposed ‘blue legacy’

War Abroad and Poverty at Home

By Paul Craig Roberts
The “world’s only superpower” is so broke it can’t even finance its own wars.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19977.htm  #
Even if George Bush creates marine reserves in every ocean in order to leave behind a so-called ‘blue legacy’ to polish up his overspent and warring presidency, the red ink he’s leaving behind for the American people to swim in will drown it out–and that’s not even mentioning the red life’s blood of millions of people spilled with Bush at the helm.
Years ago, when I was a member of The Fray at Slate Magazine, I wrote against the wasting of American soldiers, weaponry, and money as being part of al-Qaeda’s long range plan to take down our nation. You can hardly imagine the crude barbs directed at my stupidity for saying that super-rich America could be ever bankrupted and weakened by any means. Some of them were in on the game, but not the average self-imagined elitist.
Seems The Fray’s many neocon Bush supporters of the day believed that America’s pockets were deep as the oceans and absolutely impossible to deplete.
Why, according to them, little me (writing as ‘peacely2’) bordered on being unpatriotic and quite mad, as you may imagine. Vitriol met all my attempts to warn against wasting our treasure.
But it’s 2008 and our treasure is lost after several years of Bush speculation and waste, so I hope those incredulous Fraysters have their credit card bills up to date, because it’s no longer a cerebral argument or a rude bragfest.
Perhaps their eyes have been opened by recent developments, now that the wolf is at the door along with the barbarian at the gate–and thanks must go to the neocons, their puppetmasters, minions, enablers, and dupes…pocket-liners all, at US taxpayers’ expense. 
And I must remember to thank George W. Bush above all for he’s been the mouthpiece of globalists everywhere.
He defined his presidential job early on, you know–as “catapultin’ propaganda,” and he’s filled those boots rather too well with his natal Ascendant (Asc = his nibs himself) at “8 Leo”…
“A Bolshevik propagandist.”
In his book on the Sabian Symbols, “An Astrological Mandala” Dane Rudhyar adds to this word picture. You may not like it, but I’m giving it to you anyway…
“A Communist Activist Spreading His Revolutionary Ideals”…
Keynote: The emotional and ideological attempt to return to a state of non-differentiation and chaos as a prelude to a new type of order.”
CATABOLIC ACTION…one witnesses a struggle for personal and dictatorial power.#
It will be interesting to see who the NWO allows into the Oval Office on Jan 20, 2009, for you can be sure of it–they haven’t planned and worked for so many years only to give up control of the White House now.

astrologer nearly mum on today’s Dem outcome

Several times I almost published today’s Primary charts for Indiana and North Carolina but held back. And Monday’s New Moon chart (15Tau22…new money cycle!) was on the tip of my keyboard, yet I abstained.

By 7 pm this evening, the Moon will conjunct asteroid Midas of gold-hoarding fame with Mercury, well inspired in communicative Gemini, approaching by one degree. And with the Saturn-Pluto trine still locked within a Grand Trine with Hillary Clinton’s natal Sun in Scorpio, perhaps she will receive a boost today from her well-placed and well-off supporters.

But my money is on Barack Obama, with his Aquarian Jupiter, a science-leaning placement, primarily because I prefer a more populist message what with the Common Good turned so bad a la fascist neocon globalists.

With 187 delegates at stake (so they say), today’s Sun/Moon blend is Sun Taurus-Moon Gemini with these Images for Integration:

“A scientist brilliantly discourses on the mysteries of nature…A wealthy publisher launches another new project.” (‘Sun SIgn-Moon Sign’ by Chas & Suzi Harvey.)

A publisher (Pluto), a scientist (Saturn), and…Hillary’s Sun in a gifting trine pattern…a politician. And I keep thinking that SOMEone knows the answer to the Dem nom riddle and that all this….this…”voting”…is a sham and a waste of the People’s time, effort, money, and sense of hope–all for a foregone conclusion based on super delegates and financiers pulling strings behind the scenes.

America! We’ll missing her already and she’s hardly gone. You could say that America has left the building–which was foreclosed on bwo foregone conclusions of the secret government kind.


GOP has Jupiter Return in December

Yes, it’s true! The *Republic Party will be having its Jupiter Return, aka Jupiter Reward Cycle, on Dec 8, 2008.

And Jupiter is the Party’s significator in a national chart so Jupiter Returns, which occur for us all appr every 12 years, has import for the GOP. Wonder what they have in store for us before 2008 ends?

Guess the D-Party’s Saturn Returns, which only come around appr every 28-30 years, have similar significance (Saturn = Ds) and would be prominent in a stack of Return charts based on their natal chart/planets. It’ll be awhile though–the Dems’ Saturn 25Ari55 last returned to natal degree in Nov/Dec 1998.

Anyway, you’ll find the GOP’s Jupiter Return chart with notes and their Natal chart in my sidebar of Pages, if you’re interested in these neocon-infested varmints.


*  ‘Republican’ Party is okay by me, but as long as the GOP childishly insists on using ‘Democrat Party’ I’ll childishly insist that Republic Party is fair if just as dumb-sounding.

Inauguration Day 2009 + US’ Cornwallis’ Surrender 1781

Yes, there are some time-warpish links between the chart of Cornwallis’ Surrender, set for the hour specifically chosen by Freemason, Gen George Washington, and the chart for  Jan 20, 2009 12:00 pm est Capitol Building, Washington, DC.

A new president of the USA will be installed at that time. (Not elected, mind you…selected.)

Well, I finally got around to writing a Page on a comparison between 1781 and 2009 (with chart’s image, all ascribbled in notes…sorry, but it’s as if you’re looking over my shoulder; plus, being an artist, I naturally scribble all about)–and you will find said post/chart in the Sidebar, if you wish.

But do not read the Page unless you first find yourself flumoxed by the question:

Who is the lady of the 29th degree?

I’m right there with ya…but saddled with the Saturn/North Node midpoint which will be weighing upon the Inaugural Moon of Jan 20, 2009…and at the “A Grand Army of the Republic Campfire” degree. You’ll see on the chart’s image.

*Saturn/NN = Moon: standing alone in life; widows, orphans; inhibitions; loneliness; appealing to senior persons; qualifying for responsibility.

A new president who appeals to the senior among us?

But stir it in with this formal introduction for you if you’re an American reading these words:

America, meet We-the-People on Inauguration Day 2009…buffeted by a long process, but most recently delivered  to you by the GOP, their Dem enablers, and all neocon fiends whatever their true stripe. 

They got theirs–you weren’t plannin’ to Eat that cob o’corn, were you?


* mdpt pics from Tyl and from Ebertin; as with all midpoint pics, things may end up as All, None, or Some Combination, just as with the rest of life.

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