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Paris Hilton in cocaine arrest 8.28.10

There’s been celebrity shenanigans in Las Vegas of a serious kind!

Paris Hilton was arrested in a Las Vegas drug incident when the vehicle she was riding in proved positive for cocaine after being stopped by police because of what appeared to be a certain type of smoke wafting from the car.

Ms. Hilton was released on her own recognizance and promises to return to face charges. (Like that’s going to happen but who knows?) Hilton has been noticed before by law authorities for smoking marijuana, something that most people have smoked by now with few, if any, ill effects; alcohol is a problem as well.

Another drug incident for Ms. Hilton has given this mom astrologer some concern for the young lady so I had a peek at her Sun-to-Mc natal chart (birth time unknown; Sun @ Mc can indicate fame or notoriety.)

Here’s an image of her Sun-to-MC chart:

Born in NYC on February 17, 1981, the 29-year-old celebrity will have a Saturn Return in early October 2010, a time when life gets more serious, one ‘grows up’, and accountability and responsibility are required, often by society, in order to evolve to the next stage in a stable way.

Will this most recent drug arrest be a catalyst for her owning up to Saturn’s requirements and lessons?

Saturn is strong in PH’s chart for as you see, there’s a business-oriented Jupiter/Saturn conjunction in Airy Libra, sign of Partnerships. This gives her enormous potential for success which is only aided, obviously, by her family’s long-standing wealth.

Jup/Sat conjunctions indicate an eagerness to assert oneself in the world but much work is needed to reach one’s goals. We see this in Hilton’s perfumery business, TV career, and other enterprises perhaps not yet revealed to the public. (No, I’m not counting such things as the sex tape that garnered her much notoriety.)

In business, she may not take many chances with Jup/Sat conjunct, yet little effort is wasted in nonproductive projects. A retentive memory is a plus of this conjunction but one wonders if overuse of drugs will eventually interfere with that ability since overdoing is her most persistent problem for it causes physical exhaustion and depletion (adrenals.)

You see her deeply intelligent Sun/Mercury conjunction in Airy, mental Aquarius so I hope she soon figures out what she’s doing to herself with taskmaster Saturn about to be very active in October. Last night’s arrest is part of this process.

Looking for drug-related factors is the chart is quite an easy task:

Neptune in Sagittarius, ruled by expansive Jupiter, inclines her to excess in the Neptune-ruled ‘negative escapism’ realms of life. Mars (our desire nature planet) is in dreamy Pisces, ruled by Jupiter, co-ruled by Neptune. Murky motivations and deceptive males are often part of the picture with Mars in confused Pisces.

South Node 10AQ55 is a point where our talents and the behavior we fall back on in times of stress may be found; Hilton’s SN has two asteroids where energy is being drained from her psyche: Bacchus is associated with wine, grapes, orgies, creative frenzy, and the theater arts. As you know, Bacchus was the Roman god of wine (Bacchanalia); the asteroid was discovered in 1977 by astronomer Charles Kowal, the discoverer of Chiron (also in 1977.)

Having Bacchus on SN may also describe an inherited (SN) tendency toward drinking and other negative escapist activities. Complicating the picture upon her SN is the presence of asteroid Nemesis (‘the unbeatable foe’; ‘divine retribution’) so drug use may be a thorny issue to solve. Better to try during a Saturn Return when reality is clearer and thus easier for a partying young lady to appreciate.

Natal Chiron 13Tau45 is conjunct Fixed Star Menkar: ‘a victim of the unconscious’ which adds fuel to her SN/unconscious/inherited tendencies with astrological Chiron describing her Wound or Blindspot. In Venus-ruled, sensual Taurus this means a crisis concerning one’s values such as what’s right or wrong, permanent or temporary; plus, this placement indicates issues with materialism.

Unconscious habits are the hardest to break, aren’t they? For we must first identify our demons in order to vanquish them. They don’t call it ‘demon alcohol’ for nothing.

But back to Hilton’s creative yet problematic Mars in Pisces and its connections with Jupiter and Neptune. This Piscean Mars gives her life a danger of abuse from those who would capitalize on her easy going nature and a willingness to serve others and it is my personal belief that Paris Hilton’s awareness of this facet of her personality could allow her more discrimination in her choice of whose vehicle she chooses to ride high in.

In blue, you may notice I’ve highlighted a double crisis pattern – YODs – which point toward n Mars and which have midpoint pictures we may wish to consider:

Jupiter/NN = Mars: successful cooperation and teamwork; a happy partnership; engagement.

Saturn/NN = Mars: a desire to gain release from emotional depression; suffering through others; enforced separation.

The YODs, which are not dependent on a correct time of birth, greatly increase her Piscean Mars issues and bring crises into her life by way of her relationships with her parents (NN = mom; Jupiter and Saturn are both significators for dad) and with males (Mars.)

But cocaine is not the answer and only increases one’s problems.

Then there’s her Sun square Uranus which can give her an eccentric nature, unprincipled behavior, self-willedness, and a strong desire for power. Authority issues prevail! Arrogance and an assumption of being ‘above the rules’ makes her socially at odds with anyone who dares challenge her. She may demand subservience from others, then lose respect for them when they submit. Outlook adjustments are needed if emotional satisfaction is wanted especially with natal Moon in applause-seeking Leo.

And Mercury square Uranus?

Uh oh! This aspect gives eccentric thinking and behavior yet a bright intelligence; her opinions are often dramatically at odds with society’s prevailing beliefs and standards. Bypassing logic is a caution, extreme impatience is in evidence, and there’s a tendency to refuse taking responsibility for what she says (Mercury = thinking and communication; Uranus = the rebel; the genius; behavior – she behaves as a Jupiter-ruled Sag.)

A Merc/Uran square also gives an inability to compromise in relationships which tends to keep them of short duration (but I’ve not kept up with her list of paramours or friends – is it long?) and staying keyed up for long periods of time causes (again, as above) nervous exhaustion. And with her energy force, Mars, placed in dissolving Pisces, the tendency toward ‘burn-out’ is echoed or magnified.

What I’m saying basically, is that Paris Hilton, like the rest of us, does not possess a bottomless pit of life energy and my maternal side sincerely hopes that she soon figures this out for herself for it’s the only way Her Willfulness will listen and protect herself.

Now here is a link to the AstroDataBank chart w/ bio details but with her given birth time in question (C rating) I didn’t use it in the above analysis; a Sagittarian Ascendant (and Neptune is in Sag) will be noted which would strengthen natal Jupiter in Venus-ruled Libra, sign of beauty – and Rx Jupiter can be quite the maverick – yet here tamped down, perhaps, by serious Saturn’s close presence!

Paris Hilton.

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Books unharmed in the preparation of this post: Chiron, Barbara Hand Clow; Planets in Aspect, Rob Pelletier;
The Combination of Stellar Influences, Reinhold Ebertin; this astrologer greatly appreciates the excellent work of these authors. jc

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White House Beer Summit 7.30.09

There are three a-chillin’ in this photograph of today’s ‘Beer Summit’, as Joan Walsh calls the casual chic ‘sit down to have a beer’ gala held at the White House Thursday between a president, a cop, and a professor.

Now I wonder what my Astrology friends will call these particular archetypal actors on the planetary level as the trio kicks it on the world stage…?

My guesses are as follows:

A president = Sun

A cop = Mars

A professor = Jupiter

Are we agreed? If so, then it’s harmony all around!

In Astrology this is precisely the trio of energies we must muster toward cooperative mode if we want to get anything done!

And a “Beer Summit”?

Escapist Neptune, naturally, doin’ that groovy urge-to-merge Neptunian thing that Neptune does as boundaries melt away…and even suds belong in bubbly Neptune’s realm.

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Update after midnight: I almost forgot that VP Joe Biden was elbow-bending in the Rose Garden photo, too. As an elder statesman, he’d have to be signified by Saturn, with the Rose the flower of Venus, right?

Update 7.31.09: just thought the Sun Leo-Moon Sag blend in force from 5:00 pm est yesterday has an interesting word picture that describes the event…

Sun Leo-Moon Sag: ‘The knight in shining armor wins a game of poker and the drinks are on the house.’ !!

(‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’, Chas & Suzi Harvey.)

Zyntara link now added

Not sure what I was waiting for, but the link is now in the sidebar under ‘Astrology’ so if you’ve yet to visit the Zyntara website with its subscription form for receiving the Visual Astrology Newsletter (free) emailed to your Inbox monthly, have a peek when you can.

To Twinkle and Teach: Stars and Constellations as Archetypal Tales from the Collective Unconscious:

The current issue of the Visual Astrology Newsletter is a knock-out – and in honor of the season it celebrates, I wish to add a Happy 165th Birthday, Christmas Card! 165 years brings to mind the orbit of that mystical and creative planet of the collective, Neptune, doesn’t it?

Emphasis on the Divine Source is the highest expression of this nebulous planet with its most basic urge being to merge. All planetary archetypes have both positive and negative connotations depending primarily on ones motives.

For me, the archetypal myths of the Fixed Stars and their constellations that they ‘star’ in may express personally in an individual’s chart and also on a societal level. An example is Menkar, a Star from the constellation, Cetus the Whale, with keywords: speaking for the collective.

That’s what Jonah refused to do and languished in the belly of the whale for three days until he owned up to his responsibility toward society.

Yet sometimes even the mightiest man on earth with all his powers, talents, and his cards held tightly to his chest cannot best the larger themes of our universe, the ones ruled by natural laws and felt as karma by the inhabitants of this dualistic planet.

The Visual Astrology Newsletter gives the sort of information that anyone needs when taking a step-back from the personal  it gives us wider perspectives on things.

It is my belief that in these difficult times,  most of us can benefit from seeing events on Earth through the wider lens of a global Astro-Drama script of the Star myths and legends of old. How their concepts play out for humankind is, to some degree, determined by our choices of action although we often find unconscious motivations taking over the presentation…we’re only human beings who see through a glass darkly.

Perhaps you have a copy of Bernadette Brady’s ‘Book of Fixed Stars’ the plots of which are expanded upon in the Visual Astrology Newsletter (VAN.)

For our Creator’s vast canvas of ancient tales lies over and around us – we’re ‘virtually’ cradled and swaddled within the grandest Broadway panoply of  all. 

A bejewelled Milky Way Theater awaits you with one click and you may discover that you identify with Castor, Coma Berenice, Pegasus, the Nemean Lion, the Archer, or perhaps a Greek heroine or hero at this very time in your life.

And archetypal stories by way of Astrology and messages of the Fixed Stars can show you facets of your ‘cosmic persona’ which will promote the uniting of the earthly nature with the celestial one even while they reveal the global narrative with greater objectivity than most persons are able to achieve with noses kept close to the grindstone of the mundane world.

Bush’s Rose Garden economy

Well, he can’t say ‘everything’s coming up roses’ anymore, so when George Bush spoke from the Rose Garden at the White House this morning, I looked at the Scorpio rising horoscope to find a YOD (Finger of God pattern – two planets sextile at base, both inconjunct a third, apex planet) which is a configuration of crisis or special task or purpose….a critical point where every action matters tremendously.

The YOD involves Moon, Uranus, and Mercury, and of course, Uranus often brings crises all by itself.

Moon 22Tau+ was also triggering the last Great Conjunction degree of societal planets Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (restriction) of May 28, 2000:

“23Tau” = “A Jewelry Shop Filled with the Most Magnificent Jewels” so you know it isn’t the American people ‘racking up’ here. (Jupiter = Republicans, Saturn = Democrats.)

Uranus, another planet in the YOD pattern is Rx at “21Pis” = “A Little White Lamb, a Child, and a Chinese Servant.”

Mercury, planet of speeches and announcements, is at “22Libra” = ” A Child Giving Birds a Drink at a Fountain” – and the ‘fountain’ seems to be the public trough oink oink. “Child” is probably you and me, including in the Sabian Symbol mentioned below for Neptune.

The YOD as a midpoint picture?

Moon/Uranus = Mercury: suggestive thought power (Bush hopes): great mental activity (they’ve had their noggins together figuring out what to do and say); sudden cognition and perception; expecting a surprise; innovative ideas.

In a YOD, apex Mercury is the masterful communicator and social enlightener who can appear out-of-tune with the environment – kind of like Rx Mercury – and who may not be speaking in a clear, direct manner. There is a disjointed quality to his communication, perhaps indicated here by a lack of details concerning the ‘broad package’ and ‘new agency’ which the ‘experts’ are working on for next week’s delivery.

More socializing of private debt on the way as they ‘bail out’ their friends on Wall Street at the expense of Main Street. And with Mercury one degree from its Rx Station we’ll be hearing these themes again and again as economic issues are reviewed and rehashed. Mercury passes its shadow degree at the end of October and perhaps the discourse can move on then.

Sun “28Virgo” = “A Bald-headed Man Dominates a Gathering of Natonal Figures”…Paulson, it would seem…unless it’s Cheney!

And during Bush’s short Rose Garden presentation this morning, tr Neptune 21AQ58 Rx crossed the Ic in DC – the Foundation of the Matter, and not where you’d like dissolving, deceptive Neptune to be…

“22AQ” = “A Rug Placed on the Floor for Children to Play On”…as the lame duck prez attempts to put a bottom underneath the economic free fall which he, with his cohorts and enablers, created.

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And here’s a nugget concerning one of Bush’s enablers, that deregulating John McCain who has a POW secret to hide:

http://www.nationinstitute.org/p/schanberg09182008pt1

Capitalism, Big Bears, Trainwrecks, and George Bush

Apologies for the little squigglies that I place between them – it’s the only way I can keep articles from schmooshing together in a clump – spacefully, here are a couple of articles worth noting:

Financial Russian Roulette

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By PAUL KRUGMAN

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2008 could be 1931 revisited.

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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20766.htm #
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(Yeah, I’ve been saying stuff like that but Mr. Krugman says it much much better than I ever did. As he should.)

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The Crash of Western Capitalist Civilization?

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By Richard C. Cook

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“Train-wreck” doesn’t even begin to describe what is starting to happen to the US today with the financial crisis, an onrushing depression, and the failure of George W. Bush’s war
policy as he is faced down by Iran and the Russian bear.

But in an even broader sense, the West, as a civilization, after a century of world war and the utter failure of global finance capitalism, may have reached its limits.

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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20764.htm #

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Transiting Neptune of fraud, illusion, and deception fame is still dancing around with the ’23AQ’ degree whose Sabian Symbol is: “A Big Bear Sitting Down and Waving All Its Paws.” (Jones.)

“-reached its limits”? Like the US Secondary Progressed Full Moon in December 2008 (Sibly chart) or February 2009 (Sco rising chart) – THAT kind of reached its limits?

Thing is, I keep mentioning the US Sec Full Moon ad nauseum, but there’s no shame in recognizing one’s limits and knowing when pulling back is a good thing. It’s when heads keep being bashing against brick walls that’s really really stupid – and shameful to brazenly think you can go against natural laws and win, and to not care for destinies of the people you take down with you.

WaPo reports on Palin soap opera

Exclusive: Chief Fired by Palin Speaks Out

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Washington Post:
The July firing of Alaska Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan by Gov.
Sarah Palin, who was announced as John McCain’s running mate on Friday, has
unearthed a stream of soap-opera-like details about Palin, her husband, her
family and top state appointees. The controversy has also cut against
Palin’s reputation for holding an ethical line and standing up to colleagues
in the Republican Party over matters of principle.

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http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20651.htm

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And to think I posted Sunday morning on the erupting Alaskan volcano without knowing then about the WaPo article on Palin’s tangled webs and cloudy motives…well okay, I suspected something was up in the Neptunian department, but really – it all still falls within the (Neptunian) Conjecture category, right?

McCain birthday 2005

Here you’ll find a link to a YouTube video of stills from John McCain and George Bush happily sharing McCain birthday cake on Aug 29, 2005 while Neptune washed New Orleans’ Saturnian levees away and Katrina victims drowned:

http://starsoverwashington.blogspot.com/2008/08/mccains-hard-hearted-cake-gone-stale.html#links along with my grumps on the subject of a McCain White House tenure.

This is a priceless montage of what a future McCain White House will be reminding us of if the neocons get their Beltway again in November.

John McCain. Common gooder he ain’t.

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